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EL PASO HERALD
Saturday, September 2, 1911 11
Making the Weather for El
Paso; Just How it is Done
"Washington and Iew Or
leans Eesponsible; CoL
Lane Can't Get Credit
(By X. M. "Walker.)
ANOTHER phantom fancy has
been punctured- The weather
man is not an individual -with
long whiskers, a cornucopia hat cov
ered with crescent moons And stars,
and wearlnr a long roll of variegated
design. Neither does he sit before a
flicking flame of blue, and -mis his
potions as the -witches once did or were
supper ed to do and may be doing even
yet In Juarez.
Instead, observer N. D. Lane is p.
business man, i entrenched behind a
hardwood desk, in a modern office
buildings, with letter files, type
writers. ciVnets and other prosaic of
fice eauipment around him. The lit
tle weather tower on top of the South
western building is only a rough board
and rafter coverirg for the delicate in
struments used to study weather con
ditions in a manner as scientific as
the operation of an electric power
plant, or the management of a great
factorv. There are no spooks or
witches hovenng over the weather
tower, no mystic rttes are performed
on the roof or In the dark of the moon,
to bring a particular kind of weather
at a particular time, and no conjurlngs
are carried on in the local station of
the weather bureau, the main head
quarters of which are in Washington,
the center of political as well as at
mospheric forecasts and flarebacks.
The Local Office.
The local office of the weather bu
reau is located on the seventh floor of
the Southwestern building. There, in
, oiiT-T-mmrMners as those of the
drafting department of the railroad,
across the hall, the weather maps for
the El Paso Herald and the data for
the Information of the general pukc
regarding weather conditions in El
Paso, are prerared by observer Lane.
There Is no mysticism wrapped about
the office or its methods. The
weather is watched, like a rfew horn
babe, but with the scientific accuracy
of a. chemical analysis. There are in
struments in the main office of the ob
server and more Instruments In the
sheltered station on the roof. All of
these are for the purpose of record
ing the particular and peculiar brand
of weather which is possessed by El
Paso each 2 of the S.760 hours (is
this good arithmetic?) in each year,
Against the wall, in a glass case and
suspended by bras hooks and bands of
brass, are the mercurial barometers
which are used in recording the pres
sure of the air. an important element
in estimating the weather condition,
as any deep sea or dry land sailor will
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The Value of a Beginning
Cot. N. D. Lane Ih Hl Office.
of the weather bureaus, is the triple
register for recording the findings of
the apparatus on the roof. It resem
bles a stock ticker and is connected
with the instruments on the roof by
electric wires, by which the readings
are recorded automatically on a seven
day chart. The velocitv of the winds,
their direction, the rainfall and sun
shine are recorded on the dial by
means of a time cylinder with a clock
mnvomfinh This Is connected with the
wind vane, the anemometer, the ram
j gage and the other instruments.
EI Paso's Saw Toota itecora.
A glance at the triple register record
shows a succession of lines, dots and
dashes as bewildering to the novice as
the stock ticker tape, or the cipher
code of a wireless station. One sec
tion is devoted to the record of the
sunshine by a series of steps up and
down during the daytime. As a boost
for El Paso weather, this division us
uallv shows a regular saw tooth form
ation. Indicating that the sun shone
in this particular locality. "When the
sun sets, a straight line is recorded
on the chart until the next morning,
although the correction of twilight is
added hy the observer in order that
El Paso may get its full share of
credit for sunshine.
Ordinary Rain Gages.
Rain gages, like those to be seen
at the way stations along the G H.
& S. A, instruments for making
weather charts for The Herald, record
hooks, maps, cloud formations and
Hear witness, umy on ' ""X- several tons of data complete the office
ometers is used, the extra one being nhrver.
kept for checking and comparisons . Hbel
against the people of El Paso. He has
been accused (when we set one of
those occasional bad spells) of cook
ing up the brand of weather that is
dished up to El Pasoans each morn
ing with their coffee and toast. This
is not true. The weather forecasts for
El Paso are prepared in New Orleans,
the home of bad weather, and are
only disseminated by the local obser
ver. He gathers, compiles and for
wards the data bf the El Paso weather
to the "Washington office and is in no
way responsible for the particular
brand of weather El Paso enjoys. If
he was, the balance would be in his
favor and El Paso would be in debl
to him for all time to come because
the weather in these'parts is unusuallj
o.Vi mnnth. Tliese have dials upon
h;nv i-ro mrrlrpfl thescales in inches,
tenths and hundredths. It is possible j
by the regulation of these dials to read
the barometer to- one thousandth of an
Inch by makir-g eye readings. At
tached to the barometers are thermom
eters with the bulbs covered, to ex
clude the temperature outside t of the
barometer.. The barometer readings
are made at 8 a. m, and S p m , 75
meridian time, which is 6 a. m. and S
p. m. mountain or El Paso time.
The Faraons Barograph.
In a smaller case set -upon a large
table is the barograph which has be
come prominent recentlj'. because of
Its use in recording the altitude flights
of the aeroplane experts. This baro
graph Is an innocent appearing in
strument, encased in glass, and with a
recording cjlinder at one end. It is
known as an aneroid barograph be
cause the compression and expansion
of the air.3 Instead of mercury, is the
medium by which the readings, are
Tnade. An automatic record of the
pressure of the air is made on the
.seven day cylinder, bv means of a self
inking needle attached to the mech
anism of the barograph. The thermo
irranh 1; similar to the barograph,
except that it i u-,ed for taking the
temnerafure for seven days.
T Thermometers Used.
The r-ax'mvm and minimum ther
mometers record the high and low tern-
peratr hey are mounted
TO.O 3VTANY Laboring Men Look Down tn a
Small Savings Account. They Intend to
Open One When They Get a Hundred Dollars.
We Have Seen a Great Many More Eeally
Substantial Accounts Started With One Dollar
and a Determination to Save Than With a Hun
dred Dollars Without the Determination.
Celebrate Labor Day by Opening an Ac
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For You) ,
American National Bank
Of El Paso.
Capital and Surplus $360,000.00
T. M. Wingfr, Pres. Jno. M. Wyatt, Cash. E. Moye, Vice-Pres.
HI EL PASOANS
Si ON THEIR
Saturday, Sept. 2, 1911.
El Paso and vicinity: Fair tonight
New Mexico: Generally fair south
portion; local showers north portion
tonight or Sunday.
West Texas: Increasing ciouamess
.mT.0.o ?n5tPr nf the air tres- i tonight and Sunday.
sure. ! records the low and high Weather Xotes.
The area 01 low pressure tBuuai m
-r,T.Tiocr-n vpstfirdav morning has
,.,, V.Q lolj-o -rocrtnn niwisirifir Tre-
cipltation over the upper lakes and the
St Lawrence. Heavy rain has fallen on
the Carolina coast, the amount at
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Tiiece ph'1 fire hung at an angle. The i Charleston being 2.74 inches
low temperature thermometer has al-
(Continued from page 1.)
that California has in the way of flow
ers and shrubbery, merely by watering
and attending to it. I was really glad
to get back here and see the green
trees ofour valley, for the boasted
California is dusty and dried up; they
4iave had no rain for five months and
only the irrigated yards are green.
These are beautiful and show that the
El Pasoans have just as much chance
to have pretty yards as the Cali
fornlans. "Pasadena, where they irrigate ev
erytliing and oil their streets and
roads, Is the prettiest spot around Ios
Angeles. And that reminds me that I
wish El Paso would do something to
keep down the dust on Arizona street.
Two' or three dozen mules are taken
out thisstrefit every morning to a work
in the eastern part of the city and the
cloud of dust is terrific If we can't
have the street sprinkled, the city au
thorities might have the mules taken
out one of the paved streets."
Keeping Streets Clean.
Charles A. Brann said: "The most
interesting thing I saw on my vacation
was the effort made in Los Angeles to
keep the streetsclean. Men were busy
excavating for a new building on
Broadway. The horse pulled the heavy
loads of dirt up the hill to the street.
There a man stood with a brush and
with it he cleaned off all the loose
dirt on the top of th wagon and also
on the back, that none might fall on
the pavement as the wagon moved over
"In the street a man stood with a
sweeper brushing back the few hand
fulls that fell there and all the time
a policeman stood by to gee that it was
"They have "rigid building regula
tions there and the sidewalk Is never
blocked, contractors being compelled
to erect sheds over the sidewalks In
j order that the public may pass in per-
Beautiful Streets and Yards.
G. A. Martin said: "I was interested
mostly in the beauties Qf the city of
"Washington, the national capital.
"Washington sets an example to the
rest of the world in beautiful parks
and shady streets. It has more really
beautiful parks, I am sure, than any
other city in the country and more
shade trees on Its streets. I wish every
El Pasoan could see "Washington; it
would make us all realize what a beau
tiful cits'- is worth.
T was more thoroughly convinced,
Looking for Ready Money?
You know as well as anyone that
opportunity is always looking for
Ready Money. It's the man who
commenced to save a year ago
who is prepared to cinch the
"good thing" of today.
Your opportunity will come. Get
ready by starting a bank account?
City National Bank
Open Saturday Evenings Until 8 o' Clock
.nhni r- itc rpoordins- medium in
st'ead of mercury, to prevent freezing.
and it will record temperatures as low
as 55 decrees below zero. However,
this reu ling is seldom if ever taken
in El Tpo, outside of the theatrical
district when a poor show is in town.
The dry and wet thermometers are for
determining the humidity of the air
by elevation. The wet thermometer 13
covered with a dampened cloth and
will sometimes show a reduction of 36
degrees, caused by the rapid evapora
tion lowering the temperature. From
this data the relative humidity of the
air is obtained, and also the dew !
The Triple Register.
"Almost as mysterious, and equally
wonderful as the supposed mysticism
Local Office IT. S. Weather Bureau.
El Paso, Tex., Sept 2, 191L
El Paso Readings.
6 a.m. 6-.m.
Barometer Csea "level) 29.92 29. S4
Dry thermometer f 68 86
"Wet thermometer 57 v 60
Dew point 50 42
Relative humidity 52 22
Direction of wind .... E SE
Velocity of wind 7 11
State of 'weather clear clear
Rainfall last 24 hours 0
Highest temp, last 24 hrs. . 89
Lowest temp, last 12 hours. 67 ..'
Height of river tins morning above
fixed zero mark 10.2 feet Fall m last
24 hours 0.1 foot
Because you have never been able to get anything you wanted in our
line in El Paso, that you must still send .away or buyv ready made,
short weight goods.
"We are prepared to make to brder anything you may want in Duck
or Canvas, and guarantee satisfaction. ',
So much the better. We are prepared to make it RIGHT, 'IIGHT
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"We have an order to make and deliver twelve dozen Tents in five
days, and they will be delivered.
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Pass City Tent H Awning Co.
J. L. Giilihnd, Mgr. 416 N. Oregon Street
BELL 4144. AUTO 1125
ever before, that El Paso as a 'city
beautiful' is rapidly developing. "We
seem to have more .community Interest
in making the city beautiful than most
.eastern cities, although I believe many
western cities beat us in this respect."
The Community Spirit.
F. C. Spencer.manager Harvey Curio
THE LAND MAN
Tracts of any size, and any location you want Prices,
MARKET VALUE. If you want to make money, BUY NOW.
The smile will be yours in one year. "
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Banking Hours 10 a. m. to 3 p. m.
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EL PASO, TEXAS. , '
Los Angeles. was the most remarkable
thing: I noticed on my vacation trip to
the Pacific coast. It is surprising- what
a city can do by its own efforts in city
building. Los Angeles is growing so
TQrlrJlTr tfaat o violent rn nltnftt hm
J. nO.9 iXAVXC bUUlUUgUIJ U1I(1UVCU I .vj muw w. .. wi... .... vu( .
however, on this summer's trip than Tit grow. It shows what can be done in
store said: "Thcwonderful growth of seldom do this
El Paso if the people will only work
together for a bigger and better city.
Patriotism Attracted Him.
Hugh R. Dunn said: "The way the
people at Ocean Park doffed their hats
and stood at attention when the band
played the national air, attracted my
attention most, because El Pasoans so
Submarine Gardens. x
IaVJ. Locke said: "The most interest
ing thing I saw was the beautiful sub
marine garden at Catallna Island, Cali
fornia seen from a glass bottom boat,
these are beautiful."
The Community Spirit.
Sheriff Peyton J. Edwards said: "The
thing that moBt Impressed me during
my trip to uamornia was tne 'pun to
gether spirit of all the people out
there. I never heard one knock, even
rivals in business would boost each
Hard to Pleaae.
Dr. Wm. B. TJrmston said: "The thing
Of El Paso
!A.cls in the capacity of Executor, and f aithfully
and economically executes your will and testa
ment. It is also empowered by law to act as Ad
ministrator, Trustee, Guardian, etc.
Call or Write For Particulars " .
U. S. Department of Agriculture
WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief,
6rT n s x5 jL A01 AAiJ&r) && sjry
ObMrretioas takes at 8 r. hu eeveatr-fifth meridian time.
Isobabs, or ooatlnBoni liaas, pass through points of equal al
Isotherms, or dotted lines, pass through points of oqual tern
peratore. they nlll be drawn only forsertvfreezlng.SGP.and 100
87MB0LS Indicate state of weather: () clean (j partly
clondr. $ cloudy: (g)raln. (8) enow, (g) report missing.
Arrows flr with the wind. First figure, minimum temperature
for past 12 hours, second, 21-hour rainfall. If it equals .0! l&chi.
tMrd. wind Telocity of JO miles per hoar or taore.
that impressed me most was a speech
by the president of the National Med
ical convention at San Francisco, on
the -way to keep the disease hyperana
bollsm from developing into a case of
Vacatio'a Near Home.
T. M. "Wingo: "With all the beautiful
places near home where El Paso people
could go for their summer vacations.
It is remarkable to me why they in
sist upon going to California, Colorado,
and other far away resorts. This was
constantly impressing me while we
were in camp at the headwaters of the
Pecos and was commented upon by
people who were there from California,
There 13 no place m'ore beautiful."
Clean California Streets.
Judge A- G. Foster: "Our paving is
far superior to that of Los Angeles or
any other southern California city, but
they keep the streets much cleaner
there. This is particularly noticeable
n lK)s Angeles, where the streets are
swept regularly and are always clean
Texas and CaickamauKa.
Judge P. F. Edwards: "I visted the
wonderful Shenandoah valley of Vir
ginia and the old farm where I lived
39 years ago. It was almost unchanged.
But the most lasting impression I
brought home with me was that Texas,
a state that sent many great and
brave men to war in '61, has not a sin
gle monument to its soldier dead at the
great battlefield cemetery of Chlcka
IiOs Anffeles Keeps GroYvir.
J. I. Marr: "Los Angeles, a city of
skyscrapers and new buildings, im
pressed me most. The property owners
there are building more buildings as if
the boom had just started, and I won
der how they do it."
No Kaockers There.
W. H. Austin: "Not a knocker can be
found in California. That was what im
pressed me. Everyone in California,
even the 'street corner loafers, boosts
for California, and a little town like
Santa Monica is organized and carrying
on a systematic campaign to upbuild
Great Mca Work fBasy.
Fred J. Feldman: "The ease with
which a great man In any profession
does his work was brought home to
me while I was attending the raeetlng
of the photographers' as&eclatioa at
Minneapolis. A great expert from Eu
rope demonsrated home photography
during the meetings, aad it looked so
easy that it hardly seemed worthwhile
to come so far to se It."
"W. T. Hixson: "A strand of pearls
In one little chain wocth Sadfl.OS- at
Tiffany's was the most wonderful
thing I saw on mv- vacation trip. They
handled those pearls as we would a sil
ver spoon and seemed to think them e
no particular value."
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quality, durability and simplicity, and,
above all others, the make, "Simplex."
Ton can only get these goods from
The Texas Electrical SaFly Ce., "The
House ef Qnalitr," 119 Nerth St ant en.
MISSOURI STREET JPIRE.
A fire occurred at 411 East Missouri
street at 9:4o Saturday morning. The
fire was soon extinguished, but some
damage was done to furniture Ir the
Mrs. E. D. Spencer and son "Wycliffe
have returned to El Piso to make their
home, after having resided at Morenci,
Ariz., for the past year.
The BESJ Way
is to tone and strengtkea ti at
tire digestive system. This sug
gests a trial of