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After quietly experimenting with long range weather forecasting all summer and meeting with success, the United States Weather Bureau announces that it is ready to enter upon a new departure by predicting weather conditions in advance for periods of several days at a time, supplementing the regular twenty-four hour bulletins of the Weather Bureau. The experiments conducted this summer were forecasts for six days at a time. Professor Moore, Chief of the Department, said: "These predictions are to be made by studying the distribution of barometric areas. The Weather Bureau has been steadily enlarging its scope in that direction. As an instance, I may cite the fact that we have just made arrangements for receiving daily cable reports from the weather stations of Russia. The Russian meteorological service has agreed to furnish us with readings daily from a number of stations. Already we are getting these daily reports from the west coast of Europe, from the West Indies, from Bermuda, the Azores, the Bahamas, and Honolulu, all by cable. In a few months we will have the daily readings from the interior of Alaska and probably within a year from Iceland. In other words we have an extensive system taking in nearly the whole of the Northern Hemisphere, and we will receive daily weather reports from a chain of stations encircling more than four-fifths of the globe. As our weather conditions are governed almost entirely by movements in the region of the equator, it can be readily seen that the more comprehensive system will enable the Weather Bureau to increase its operations."
The opening of bids for the establishment of pneumatic tube service in New York and other cities, under authorization of Congress, which appropriated $1,250,000 a year for ten years for the service, showed not only high prices and a lack of competition, but that for five cities—Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, Kansas City, and San Francisco, where Congress authorized the establishment of the new service—no proposals were submitted at all. It is announced that the Department will not make any award until further efforts have been made to secure proposals for the cities for which none were received. The character of the bids leads to the belief that either the pneumatic tube contractors find no profit in the operation of the tubes, or else that some sort of combination exists among the companies interested which has forced competition out of the field. The Post Office Department fixes $17,000 a mile as the maximum rate that will be accepted.
Further rulings in connection with the enforcement of the meat inspection law after Oct. 1, just made public by the Secretary of Agriculture, give an idea of what consumers are to expect hereafter when purchasing meat products, particularly canned goods. Anything savoring of a false or deceptive name will not be tolerated, and no picture, design, or device which gives any false indication of origin or quality will be permitted upon any label, as, for example, the picture of a pig appearing on a label placed upon beef products, or the picture of a chicken upon the label of a veal or pork product. Geographical names are allowed to be used only with the words "cut," "type," "brand," or "style," as the case may be, except upon foods produced or manufactured in the place, State, Territory, or country named. For instance "Virginia ham" must be marked "Virginia style ham."
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"I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE."
PROF. JOEL RUFUS MOSLEY.
THE FIRST COMMANDMENT
LEWIS R. WORKS.
WELCOMING SPIRITUAL IDEAS
KATE D. GRANT.
Christian Science lays stress upon the omnipotence, omnipresence...
R. Stanhope Easterday
The numerical growth of the Christian Science movement...
H. Cornell Wilson
Christian Scientists are endeavoring to attain to that...
John L. Rendall with contributions from Christlieb
with contributions from R. L. Morse, William R. Knox, Charles D. Bradley
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
"BY THEIR FRUITS."
"FISHERS OF MEN."
John B. Willis
THE QUEST FOR TRUTH
Annie M. Knott
LETTERS TO OUR LEADER
with contributions from Hermann S. Hering, Gertrude Ring, Addie Towne Arnold, Clara E. Choate, Ernest C. Moses, Ida M. Hawes, Wm. S. North
Two year's ago I borrowed the Christian Science textbook...
Lucile G. Tilden
The first of June, 1905, an eruption of some kind broke...
Mabel Van Horn
I wish to acknowledge what God has done for me...
E. E. Roundy
After suffering "many things of many physicians," for...
Carrie M. F. Weeks
I rejoice to testify to my healing in Christian Science
Elizabeth P. McNab
Christian Science was first presented to me in June, 1897...
John Chester Miller
From a small child I had ill-health, and grew into a delicate...
L. F. Ledbetter
It is over four years since Christian Science came into...
Ellen O. Edmanson
From childhood I had been weak and ill
About five years ago I began attending the Christian Science...
Lizzie G. Premo
ONE LIFE, ONE LOVE
ELIZABETH EARL JONES.
with contributions from William B. Johnson
FROM OUR EXCHANGES
with contributions from H. Scott Holland, Lyman Abbott, Fannie E. Austin