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How the Data on Conditions Are Se
cured and the Forecasts are M1ade.
Washing'ton, D. C., Jan. 21.-Ma
ny people 1have an idea that there
is something mysterious aJid occult
about the work of the Weather Bu
reau in forecasting the coming of
storms, frosts and floods. Not a few
think that the observers must neces
sarily get their data by reading the
planets, the stars and the moon. As
a matter of fact the forecaster of the
bureau fortells the coming of dis
turbances in a business-like way, very
similar to that- in which a man who
has ordered a shipment of goods
would estimate the date of its ar
Suppose a business man had or
deredi a carload of pineapples from
the Hlawaiian islands. lie would
know the average time it would take
'he steamer to make the trip to the
icitle port, the average time for un
!oading and loading into refrigerator
ears, and the average number of days
to be allowed these cars for their
trip across the continent to New York.
!lis estimate, however, would be sub
ject to error because the steamship
might be delayed by fog, or the cars
might meet with an accident.
Storms, like pineapples, as a rule
do not originate in the United States.
They come to us, some from the Phil
lippines, Japan, Siberia, Alaska, Can
ada or the Gulf of Mexico. The
Weather itoreau gets cable, telegraph
ic or wireless notice of a foreign
storm., Station after station, or ves
sel after vessel reports the storm's
::rrival in its neighborhood, so that
rhe general direction and rate of pro
gress can he det"rm i ned very early.
In fact, the arival of some storms can
be foretold ten (lays in aidvan''e.
The forecasters watch for the re
gion of iow barometer which is the
storm center around which the wind)
low. This whirl or ed'y 1'eves bod
ily forward with the general eastward
:rift of about .0 tiles a da:' in our
'atitude. As the lines of eqpual pres
suire (isobars) aroun d the low centter
crowd closer together, the winds a.
tonding the storm increase in force.
The forecaster deterines the direc
tion of movement of the sterin and its
When weather disturbance. n '!' rc
'orted. the forecasters know from ex
perience about how long it tike.; them
'o reamn oirr Pacific Coast, and the t
'how long after they will reach the
.\tlantic Coast. For example, if a
storm coming from Siberia drifts
eastward around the North Pole and
reappears iii Alaska, it should appear
in Washington and Oregon in about
two days; and should get to the
Great Lakes in six days and to the At
lantic Coast in seven or eight days.
Unexpected conditions may * delay
storms or divert them from the
straight track just as a refrigerator
car 'may be thrown off its sch dulo or
be shipped by accident on a wrong
road. Some of these storms deplete
themselves by running into regions
of high barometer which are of great
er magnitude and extent than the
storm itself. Some of them, however,
travel completely around the world.
To keep tab on cold waves that
come into the United States from
Canada and Alaska, the Weather Bu
reau studies the Canadian Weather
reports. England sends reports from
Iceland, the British Islands and Con
tinental Europe, and daily reports
come fremu St. Petersburg on the con
ditions in Russia and Siberia.
The same business-like system us
ed in tracing the track of a storm is
applied in deteenining the arrival of
Flood forecasts are made in much
the same way. Information as to the
amount of rainfall at the heiad waters
of streams that cause floods are cov
cred by telegraphic reports sent by
local observers. As this train reaches
the main channel, the height of the
water in the channel is determined
by successive gaging stations. Past
records establish how much a height,
say of 20 feet at Dubuque. Iowa, will
produce at Davenport, another stat'on
80 miles tiown the Mississippi. This
plan is followed all the way down the
river and at each point fullallowance
is made for the effects of water from
tributaries, and from additional and
local rainfall. As a result of these
observations in the recent flood, the
people of Cairo had warning a week
or tell (lays in advance. The Pitts
burgh district can be given only 12 to
21 hours' notice, because a flood is up
on thetm within 21 hours after a heavy
Iethodist Mfinister llecommends
('hnmherliIII's ('ough Itemedy.
IRer. .amcs A. Lewis, M ilaca, Minn.,
write:;: "Ch amberlain's Cough 1iemedy
has been a needed and welcome guest
in our home for a number of years.
I highly recommend it to my fellows
as being a medicine worthy of trial in
eases of colds, coughs and croup."
(Gire Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a
trial and we are conildent you will
find it very effectual and continue to
use it as occasion requires for years
to come, as many others have done.
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FROM OVER TIE COUNTY
(Continued from Page One.)
Bell Stribbling last Thursday after
noon. We are sorry to state that she
isn't doing so ,well at this writing. '
Messrs. J. T. Miller and U. S. El
more attended the unveiling 'at An
drew's Chapel yesterday.
Mr. Chester Pinson and family spent
last Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. B.
Rev. J. T. Miller filled his regular
appointment at New Zion yesterday.
Mr. Jack Coley and Mrs. Martha El
more spent yesterday with Mr. and
Mrs. Bud Boyd.
Mr. Jones Miller has purchased a
fine young horse.
'Rabun "News, Feb. 2.--There's a
good deal of sickneogsin this part of
the country, but they are slowly im
Miss Estelle Babb of IEden section
spent Tuesday and Wednesday with
Mrs. Stewart Mahon.
Miss Maggie McNinch of Poplar
Spring section is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Melvina Abercrombie spent
several days with Miss Clarenda
Abercroinbie of Eden section, who is
seriously ill now.
Messrs Will Bolt and Markus Ow
ens were in Greenville one (lay last
week on business.
(Mrs. Dora Babb of Eden section,
spent Friday with Mrs. Nancy Owens.
Miss Edna Owens and brother, Mr.
Archie Owens spent Friday night with
their sister, .Mrs. Claude Wasson of
Mr. Will Babb and family of Merna
section, spent Tuesday with Mr. and
Mrs. Willian ihurdette.
The lickory Tavern and Friendship
school teachr:'s spent Sunday with Mr.
Walter HIaldwin and family.
Mr. Guy ; xbb was married last
Wednesday to Miss Fleming of Prince
Mr. 1ill Gray of Gray C9urt was at
Mrs. Stewart Mahon and little Lois,
spent Thursday with Mrs. C. A. hlabb,
of Eden section.
)r. and Mrs. 1. W. Beason of Eden
onmuunIillty spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mruls. T. Ii. Unib.
tiiss Mae h1a bl) sipCnt last week
wil Mrs. Nancy Owens.
The ling of All Laxatives.
For constipation, use Dr. King's
New Life Pills. Paul Mathulka, of
Buialo, N. Y., says they are the "king
of all laxatives. They are a blessing
to all my family and I always keep
a box at home." Get a box and get
well again. Price 25c. At druggists
or by uhail.
1H. E. Blucklen & Co.
Philadelphia or St. Louis.
* SEORET ORDER NOTES *.
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Palmetto Lodge No. 19 A. F. M.
A regular communication of Palmet
to Lodge No. 19 A. F. M. will be held
on Friday night, Feb. 6th. There will
be work in Felloweraft degree. A
large attendance is desired.
Clyde T. Franks,
Laurens Lodge No. 48, K. of P.
There will be a regular convention
of, Laurens Lodge No. 43, K. of P.
on Monday night, Feb. 9th, A large
attendance is desired. 'T'here will be
work in the second degree.
Willow 'Oamp No. 423 met last Sat
urday night, Jan. 31 and installed of
ficers for the coming year as follows:
Guy E. Moore, Consul Commander.
W. 'I'. Walker, Adviser Lieut.
J. M. Miller, lanker.
G. M. Moore, Clerk.
G. M. Fowler, 10scort.
11. T. Nelson, Jr., \T'atchman.
.1. T. Millar, Sentry.
J. W. Fowlor, Manager.
W. C. Thompson, M. D., Physician.
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Eden, Fell. 2.-'lihere will be an
oyster and ice cream supper at Eden
school, Friday afternoo in and night,
beginning at 4:30 o'clock. The pub
lic is Invited.
Mrs. Emma Roper and children
spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs.
F. \V. Mahaffey.
Misses Anna and Ruth Switzer were
the guests of Misses Alpha and Vena
Martin Friday night.
-Mr. W. -1G. Gray of Gray Court, spent
Sunday with Mrs. C. V. Ilipp and Miss
Miss 11uluah Armstrong spent
Thursday night with Miss Rluth Swit
Miss Lurce Abercroimbie spent Sat
urday, night and Sunday with Misses
Lola and Ethel Martin.
Miss Clarinda Abercrombie, who has
been ill quite a while, is slowly im
If you have no appetite for your
meals, feel dull, tired and sleepy, you
are bilious. Take a little of Dr. M.
A. Simmons' Vegetable Liver Medicine
(the powder form). It will sharpen
the appetite, cleanse and regulate the
bowels and put vim into your move
ments. Ask for the tin box wit'
the picture of, Dr. M. A. Simmons on
the front. Pric' 25c. Sold by all drug
We will d<
as well as j
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. not there during week.
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