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fcOXr; RANGE FORECASTS. Estimating the Rainfall for a Whole Season. For about twenty years the Meteorological Berviee of India- haa been making ambitious efforts to predict th« general character of the Boutl west monsoon rainfall. This cornea in rammer, and on its abundance or scarcity largely di ; ■ nd the rewards of agriculture in Hindustan. it is no exaggeration to say that there is an intimate relation •- '• •'■■ ■! > the life and prosperity of millions nd the pre< Ipitatlon of moisture borne ln!and fr.-.m th<- Indian Ocean. In the judgment of the editor of "The United Etates Monthly Weather Review." the work, though not uniformly successful, has t< en at tended with results which entourage its con tinuance. The periodical Just mentioned re produces in its latest issue a report by Pro f<FEf>r Ilann, of Vienna, who In on< of the world's most authoritative climatologists and in. ti i rologi Dr. Harm says, in pan : Bl • • -.1. who Initiated the for«*rasts. thougM thai he had shown that generally snnv;f:i!l in the reulons to th<- north and west ..f India produced a!i abnormal distribution of pressure over N<>rt'i< m India that was unfavorable i.> tti<- advance of the southwest monsoons <iv«t thin r<'^:j::: '-'1 he ario;.t'-.l the general principle hat lower atmos pheric pressure over any area Increased the amount of Us rainfall. Sir John Kliot, Hlanford's successor. showM that the conditions over India alone would not BulQce t.. Justify reliable forecasts, .md after the year 1»« GUARDSMEN WINDING UP THEIR TENTS TO LET THE RAIN SOAKED GROUND UNDERNEATH GET DRY. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. JUNE 9, 1907. A JUNE SUNDAY AT THE STATE CAMP, PEEKSKILL. The Mth Regiment opened tho camp in most unseasonable weather on June "L GUARDSMEN TRYING TO KEEP WARM BESIDE A BONFIRE. Information as to the conditions over the Indian Ocean was made us* of. extending annually fur ther south until. In 1537. even Africa and Australia were considered. It seemed most probable that heavier rainfall at Zanzibar and off th.- Seychelles In May would Justify predicting heavier rainfall in India later In the season, when the monsoon had crossed over the equator But later experience showed that the opposite was the ease. Then it w:is assumed that perhaps an abnormally high pressure over Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean, would Increase the monsoon current and the Indian rainfall: but this .li.l not rove to be the case. The relations between rainfall in India and atmospheric pressure .•■. • : India. Siberia; the Indian eau and South America are such that In years of cx GENERAL GEORGE MOORE SMITH, IN COMMAND AT CAMP. oesstve monsoon rainfall in India the atmospheric pressure over South America is too high, and. con versely, nnall rainfall in India goes with low pressure In South America. Moreover, in in. my years the low pressure occurs earlier in Soutn Am.Tica than tho small rainfall In India. A table or snowfall for fifteen years shows that in the •'><• of heavy and late snowfalls, when the area In tre Indian highlands covered with snow in May 1? larger than usual, it argues for small rainfall in Thirteen years of records show that heavy rain f.-.1l in the equatorial region, over Zanzibar and the Seychelles, brings deficient rainfall in India over both branches of the monsoon; so thai in t'eii era! the snowfall in upper India ia not connected QUARTERMASTER (CITY CONTROLLER! METZ LOOKING FOR FINER WEATHEH. primarily with the subsequent defect In rain.'i '!, but Is only an indication of a disturbance in • « general circulation of the ;;trr.ospher*\ Moreover. excessive rainfall at Zanzibar in April and May c ineidca with deficient height of the Rood wave in the Nile liiver; so that we may s;iy that a de ficient snowfall in upper India coincides with a •:■ - Relent Rood in the Kile On the other hand. h»-.ivy snowfall in India ar>i heavy rainfall in the equa torial region is paralleled by the connection t - tweee abnormal rainfall at Zanzibar a:i(i the Sryrhellf^ in November, with heavy snowfall ir. upper India in the subsequent cold se*son. With res;:ir.i to arn;r>«; h>T:<- pressnr* an«i r.: ; ->. fall, hich pressure in Mauritius means small r, -ti fan in India, an<J low pressure in Maar-.tius is ti low.*! by heavy rainfall in India in a l:irt:. : jority of casts, .... rtr cent. Compar -■ pressures in Argentina with ra:r.fa!l in Ir. ■!.■ Walker, new in charge of the service in Indi;». Ac ! I are led to the r.-mar'K.ii.'« r-^sritt that ;> live depart of pressure in the spring at Cos iloba art- follow* t>y j><»sitive departures of • * n , xt followtng summer raanfall in India, worst drouth in Inili^u with a rair.f.ill departure ■ 24 I- ' c«nt. of 2CI mT.limetres. was precede! r- a departure 0f —1.4 millimetres of barometric prts: • at Cordoba; w»,ere.is the b« *t iponsoon r:tirr. ISS" with a departure of -^121 millimetres, was ; ceded by •LS millimetres of pressure departur at Cordoba. Accordn to the last memorandum Walker. l.i-^:- 1 dejartures of pressure in Juij tt Mauritius hay*» :i close i-onner:;on with the sirntil tanoous opposite departures of rainfall In Au;-t and September over the whole of India. PUSISIWEXT FITS 77// CRWF. MasiFtrat^ — Th*» fair plaintiff saj Y°u kissed her against her will Is it true?" Defendant I don't know anytlg ab«%ut her will, your honor. l kissed her on On lips, but I only kissed he? once. Magistrate— Why ii.l you stop at onr? Defendant— She had beca eating onion*, your bom r. and — — Magistrate (lnttrruptinp>— That will do. I sentence you to kiss her three times. — Chicago News.