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Bellefonte, Pa., Nov. 29, 1895.
P. GRAY MEEK, - = ° - TEpron
The Coming Institute.
The annual convention of the public
school teachers of the county is near at
band and with its approach comes the
thought: will it be better than the
ones held in past years? With some,
of course, the lastis always best, be-
cause it is the only one they carry in
mind, but tor the good of the children
of the county we hope every member
of the institute will make such an
effort that there will be no doubt as to
the benefits derived from the coming
More depends cn order and intelli-
gent attention than anything else. We
do not know what arrangements will
be made to preserve order, but certain
it is that unless the court house is kept
in such a condition that listeners are
undisturbed there will be little use of
having good instructors in attendance.
No matter how zealous a teacher is
in the effort to aesimilate the good
things given out by instructors, if bis
or her attention is diverted at all the
result will not be satisfactory. While
we have the greatest appreciation of
the disadvantage under which the
teachers ordinarily labor we feel that
they are largely responsible for the
condition of things that detracts’ so
much from the interest of their insti
tutes. If every one of the large corps
of hard-worked, ~under-paid school
teachers in the county would resolve
to pay no attention, whatever, to the |
certain to find their way into the ges-
sions there would soon be an end of
the trouble. Fools will not act with-
out an audience and if the teachers
entirely ignore this class they will be
surprised, themselves, at the change it
will make. :
Will they do it?
An awkward situation is brought
about in the public schools of Phil:
adeiphia by the compulsory education
law. There is such a deficiency of
school houses in that city that at least
ten thousand children are insufficiently
accommodated. The city funds are so
largely absorbed by the political ring-
sters that there is not enough left to
provide adequate facilities for the
schools. In this dilemmz, in which a
large percentage of the children can’t
find room in the school house, a Re
publican Legislature passes a law com
pelling all the children to be sent to
school under severe penalty if the law
is not obeerved. This situation will
prove rather embarrassing.
Consistency, thou art a jewel.
Last Saturday evening a ball was given
at the central state Normal school, at
Lock Haven, and the Y.M. C. A.
orchestra, of that institution, furnished
the music for the dancers. We sup-
pose they opened the dance with a
two-step to the tune “We're marching
If some of the robbing contract-
ors, in Philadelphia, who have drawn
$3.00 a day for the services of men to
whom they have paid only $1.00, were
to run for officein that city they would
be elected, of course. The thieving
old Republican organization would
have to vindicate itself, you know.
A recent issue of the Girard
Kansas, Press 18 a sixteen page edi-
tion on fine book paper. An industrial
number in which the manufacturing
and other advantages of Girard are set
forth. The publishers are to be con-
gratulated ou the excellence of the
—There is no charity in indiscrim-
inate giving. Always investigate the
circumstances and merits of everyone to
whom you would render assistance.
Often times people do positive injury
by giving alms to unworthy beggars.
——The rains that fell during the
fore part of the week were a God-send
to many parts of the country. We
trust in an all-wise Providence to send
us more before winter sets in.
The Celebrated French Writer Afflicted With
Paris, Nov. 25,—Alexandre Dumas,
the distinguished author and play-
wright, is seriougly ill. The physicians
in attendance upon him, at first thought
he was suffering from a violent attack
of neuralgia, but later they recognized
The ‘Petit Parisiene’”’ gays that
Dumas was seized on Saturday with
cerebral congestion and that Dr. Pozzi
diagnosed it as cerebral abscess. The
p-tient, it 18 added, has been in a
comatose condition since last evening,
i all telegraphic
Blizzard in the West,
Chicago Feels the Force of the First Winter Gale
The City for a While Isolated from the World—
A Ga’’ant Rescue of the People on Board Three
Vessels Cast Ashore in Lake Michigan- Four
Steamers Not Heard From--Damage Done by
the Storm Through Ohio and Indiana—Cold-
er Weather to Follow in Its Tracks.
Cuicago, Nov. 26.—A blizzard de-
scended upon Chicago yesterday atter-
noon. It rained and snowed and be-
tween times sleet pelted down. When
night came, the downpour of the
mixture of snow and rain and sleet
came heavier and the wind rose to a
gale. The streets, the pavements and
sidewalks were flooded witn slush. The
storm made the pavements almost im-
passable, street car traffic: was seriously
interfered with, trolly lines were brok
en with the weight of the snow, tele:
phone and telegraph wires were born
down, broken and crossed until half the
wires in the city were made useless. By
night all communication with the out
side world was entirely cut off. To-day
matters are almost as bad. Telegraph
and telephone communication was not
resumed until to-n.ght, the street rail-
ways are scarcely able torun even at
long intervals, and the streets are in a
worse condition than ever. Everywhere
the trains are late, the mails are delayed,
and telegraph wires are down. Out on
Lake Michigan noship ventures to-day.
The sea is running high and the wind
still blows across the water to sturdily for
safety. A strict quarantine could not
keep steamers and sailing vessels in port
i more effectually than the fear of being
swamped by the waves or blown upon
the coast by the half gale that rages
IT TOOK ST. LOUIS WITHIN ITS SCOPE
AND CUT OFF COMMUNICATION,
St. Louts, Nov. 26.—The first bliz-
zard of the season struck this city early
last evening and continued until nearly
daylight this morning. The snow fall
is about 5 inches, but on account of the
high winds it is badly drifted. The
heavy sleet had a bad effect on tele-
graph, telephone and electric light wires
and the service was paralyzed. From
11 o’clock last night until 11 o’clock
this morning St. Louis was cut off from
points East, West and North. The re-
ports received so far to-night state that
the blizzard extended from North Dako-
ta to Texas, and from Colorado to the
Atlantic ocean. Railroad traffic suffers
severely and nearly all roads report
trains from one to tour hours late. It
is feared that the storm will cause great
havoc in the territories and in Texas.
DAMAGE IN OHIO TOWNS,
CincINNATTI, Nov. 26.—At Dela-
ware, fences, trees and small buildings
were blown down, and the people ter-
rorized by the swaying of their houses.
A side of the City hall tower was blown
in. At Blanchester walls that were
left standing after the recent conflagra-
tion were leveled to the ground. One
of them crashed thropgh Snyder & An-
derson’s new bardware building. The
roof of the Caraban block was blown
off. At Middletown, the Miami Bicy-
cle company’s building was damaged.
At Oxford, the new Cincinnati, Hamil-
ton and Dayton passenger depot was
nearly demolished. The roofs of the
Methodist church and town hall were
damaged. At Springfield part of the
roof of the Superior Drill company
building was blown away. Windows
in the City hall were broken. The pas-
senger station at Terra Alta, on the
Cincinnati, Lebanon and Northern
railroad, was lifted from its foundation
and wrecked. At Columbus the worst
damage by the storm was to buildings
in course of construction, several of
whick were blown down. >
MUCH LOS8 IN INDIANA.
IxpianapoLis, Nov. 26.—A severe
wind storm prevailed in Indianapolis
last night, doing much damage. At
Elwood the casting hall and one fur-
nace of the Pittsburg plate glass plant
was demolished, nearly killing two
men ; loss, $10,000. At Frankton the
new window glaee factory was unroof-
ed, three business houses demolished
and the pumpingstation of the Indian-
apolisjgas company demolished. The
loss will exceed $25,000. At Alexandria
the roof of the sheet mill was lifted off
and the main part of the machine
shops destroyed. The postoffice equare
was unroofed and the American plate
glass plant destroyed. At Anderson
the new church of the United Brethren
was demolished and a bridge blown
down. The Pan Handle passenger
train at midnight was delayed two
bours by a tree falling on the bridge
and smashing part of it. At Franklin
the storm blew down shade trees and
small buildings all oyer the city, but
the greatest damage was done to the
new City hall building. The best part
of the structure was blown in, and the
south wall is level with the ground.
The loss is $10,000. Reports indicate
that the storm in Northern Indiana
was very severe and did considerable
damage, especially to telephone and
telegraph wires. The Lake Shore
tracks near Dunham were blocked by
talling wires, and it was only after sev-
eral hours’ work that traffic could be
INCIDENTS OF THE GALE.
The wind blew at the speed of 60
miles an hour at Niagara Falls, and
carried the water in the lower river up
The steamer Allmendinger was blown
ashore at Fox Point, Lake Michigan,
15 miles north of Milwaukee. Her
crew of nine men were rescued.
Twelve inches of snow fell at Port
Huron, Mich., and the wind reached &-
velocity of 70 miles an hour. The
water in the St. Clair river was lower-
ed a foot and 18 inches up current,
something that ‘had not happened in
Lumber Men are Hopeful.
WiLrLiamsporT, Pa., Nov. 25.—Lum
ber men hope that the present rain
will produce sufficient flood to bring
in the rear drive of 40,000,000 feet of.
logs. A 4-foot splash will be broken
on the Lock Haven dam to-morrow,
bringing in 5,000,000 feet. A flood
means a saving of $25,000, the amount
and it ie believed he is dying.
it would cost to bank the logs.
Massacre of Armenians.
A Graphic Avcount by an Armenian of the
Recent Slaughter Perpetrated in Constanti-
Concorp, N. H., Nov. 26 —Harop C.
Maggarian, a young Armenian, who
has just arrived in this city, tells a
graphic story of the recent massacre in
Constantinople, which resulted in the
killing and maiming of some 140 of his
countrymen by the Turkish policemen
He says: “My home is in Harpool
and [ was in Constantinople as the
guest of an Armenian from Palu, a city
on the Euphrates river, who went there
for the purpose of trading. We were
stopping in a massive stone building,
the headquarters of all Armenians when
in the city. This is located in Istam-
boul and at the time of the massacre
‘was crowded with my countrymen.
There had been no trouble with the au-
thorities and we had not the least warn-
ing of approaching events. On the
morning of the day of the massacre my
friend and myself with several other
Armenians were standing in front of
the inn conversing when a policeman
came along fully armed. Of course we
naturally looked at him. This ap-
peared to anger him and calling one of
the party aside he asked if anything
“was wanted of him.
ASSAULTED WITH KICKS AND BLOWS.
“The man replied that nothing was
wanted ; that he was merely looking,
whereupon the policeman assaulted
him with kicks and blows. The
Armenian naturally objected, but the
only resistance offered on his part was
to seize the officer's arms. While en-
deavoring thus to hold him another
officer putin an appearance and shot
the Armenian dead. 7
“This was a signal, for ecarcely had
the ecoes of the shot died away when
an ambulance dashed up for the body
and the entire equare was filled with
soldiers, who immediately opened fire
on every Armenian in sight, Im-
mediately on the firing of the first shot
my companion and myself ran inside
the building and barred the massive
iron doors. We were safe, but through
the windows of the building were eye
witnesses of the horrible butchery of
our countrymen, who were totally un-
prepared to make the least resistance,
and were shot down like dogs.
MAESACRE CONTINUED BIX HOURS,
“‘For six hours the massacre con-
tinued and then it stopped only because
the work of killing the helpless Chris-
taing had been well and thoroughly
done. Throughout we were in con-
stant fear of our lives. Assault after
assault was made upon the building,
but it proved too strong, and the at-
tempts were at length abandoned. In
that attack 140 Armenians were killed
and injured. As they fell they were
immediately carried away in the am-
bulance, and when all was over the
Turkish firemen were called out, and
with their hose washed away every
vestige of blood from the pavements
and destroyed all traces of the mon-
“The escape of myeelf and compan-
ion8 was miraculous, and was owing to
the fact that we were dressed in cos-
tumes similar to the Turks, and they
did not discover that we were not of
that nationality until we had reached
the doorway of the building.
‘In the, building we were confined
for ten days, pever daring to show our
heads, Finally through the interven-
tion of the foreign consuls we were
graoted a limited amount of protection
ESCAPED TO AMERICA.
“Waiting until the excitement had
died out, myself and six others bribed
2 Turish policeman by the payment of
seven Turkish pounds to escort usto a
steamer, on which we made our escape
to this country.
“It was the old story of oppression
of the Armenians by the Turks, which
has continued for the past 300 years.
Angered by outside interference and the
assembling of a foreign fleet within
striking distance of Constantinople
they are wreaking their vengenance on
us. They publish to the world that
we are the aggressors in all cases and
it is time the world understood the na-
ture of that claim. They drive us to
the last extremity, and, when we turn
to protest, we are shot down and the
statement goes out. from the Turkish
officials that the Armenian struck the
first blow, as it did in justification of
the Constantinople massacre. We are
Christians. We refuse to accept Mo-
hammedanism. We demand the right
to worship God as our consciences dic-
tate. For that Armenians are shot
down our crops destroyed, our homes
Slaughter of the Seals.
About 32,000 Females Killed by Pelagic Sealers
and 27,000 Pups are Found Dead.
W asHINGTON, Nov. 25.—The revenue
cutter Bear, the last government veesel
to leave Behring sea this fall, brought
some startling evidence of the effect of
pelagic sealing upon the Pribylow or
Seal islands. In accordance with the
findings of the Paris arbitration com,
miesion. schooners are now permitied
to bunt seals in Bebring sea with
spears in a zonesixly miles around the
island after the lst of August. This
gives them about five weeks of good
sealing. It was thought that confining
sealing schooners to spears and reduc-
ing the season to practically five or
six weeks would puta stop to the
slaughter in Behring sea and allow the
herd to recuperate. This year not less
than sixty schooners began hunting in
Behring sea on Aug. 1, and captured
nearly 40,000 pelts, about 80 per cent.
of which were from females.
This, however, does not show the
full extent of the injury done. The
seal pups are dependent on their moth-
ers’ milk for the first four or five months
of their existence, and without it the
little creatures must suffer the linger.
ing death of starvation. Acting under
instructions of their respective super-
iors, both resident treasury officers and
agents of the North American Com.
mercial company made a careful count
of the dead pups found at the close of
the season , when the sealers had left
the sea. The census, which was just
completed when the Bear left, reached
27,000. It did not include those in the
last stages of starvation. The same
condition prevailed lasi year, but the
count was made with less exactness,
on account of snow.
The actual pecuniary loss to the
United States and the commercial
world by this waste of animal life will
reach hundreds ot thousands of dollars.
The Unpited States, which has never
allowed the molestation of seals on
breeding grounds, or the killing of
females on land, made a puny effort
last year to stay the slaughter going
on by limiting the land killing to 15,000
immature seals, but, as this simply
gave the hunters so much additional
prey, it is questionable if. in the light
of existing conditions and the reports
of treasury officials, further restraint
will be exercised, especially asa re-
quest made last January by the United
States to Great Britain, for greater pro-
tection to the seals, has been practical-
ly ignored. .
A Paper That Goes Ahead of All Every
Since the reduction of its price The
Pittsburg Dispatch always one of the
most popular and successful newspa-
pers of the United States, has had im-
mense gratifying results in two direc-
tions. Many thousands of new sub-
scribers have been added to its lists,
and hundreds are being added daily,
while every day shows the purpose of
the publishers to make The Dispatch,
if possible, brighter, newsiér and better
was no idle boast. There aré very few
newspapers in the United States that
can now compare with The Dispatch
in variety, volume or accuracy of its
news, or in quality of its paper or
printing ; and none such between New
York and Chicago. At 10 cents per
week, delivered by carrier, The Dis-
patch is at once the cheapest and best
article on earth. It contains so much
news of all sorts not given by other
papers a8 to pay for itself many times
cover to all classes of readers.
——The Milton car works is crowded
——J. H. Frank, of Millheim, re-
cently butchered two hogs that dressed
foot ball game has been postponed until
——Mise Carrie Imel, of Milesburg,
is not expected to survive much longer.
She has consumption.
——A valuable bull, owned by Luth_
er Guisewhite, of Aaronsburg, bled to
death after it had been dehorned.
——Pine Creek isso low that P. S.
Moyer has been forced to get an engine
to drive his lumber mill on that stream.
——Men’s all wool cheviot suits, at
Lyon & Co’s. at $4.75.
——A large black dog that had been
killing sheep in the vicinity of Union.
ville lately was shot the other day by
cne of the owners of some of its prey.
~— The marriage of Mr. Irvin Wise,
of Zion, and Miss Maize Biddle, of
Union county, was consummated yes-
terday. The young couple will reside
at Zion. :
——John C. Bloom slid 4,000,000
feet of lumber out of Medix run, Clin-
ton county, within the past two years.
Most of the time he used oil on the
——A boy’s fine chinchilla storm
a) for $4, worth $5.50, at Lyon
——There is not enough business in
Chester Hill to support a justice, so
"Squire Houck, of that place, runs a
meat market in connection with his
legal dispensary. :
——Successful advertisers use Rem-
ington’s county seat lists. They in-
clude the best towns and best papers.
We can recommend them highly:
Send to Remington brothers, New
York, for copy.
——Men’s nobby hats, in black and
brown, at 99 cts. $1.24, $1.39, $1.74 and
upwards at Lyon & Co's.
——David Hughes, a young Phil-
ipsburger, employed at Colorado mineg
near that place, has been informed that
the recent death of a relative in Wales
has made him heir to $30,000. If he:
gets it he might be induced to invest in
that electric street rail-way that they
have over there. :
——The prospects for the third well
of the Salt Lick oil and gas company are
good. Hon. J. H. Holt has raised four
hundred dollars for the project. The
members of the company are quite san-
guine but not sanguine enough to tum-=
ble over each other in their efforts to
put up their money.
——All the new weaves in dress
goods, boucle crepons, at Lyon & Co's.
——The Northwestern Miller ad vises
all millers, using the patent roller proc-
ess, not to pay the penalty of $100 that
has recently been demanded by a claim-
antwho says the process is an infringe-
ment on his patent. The Miller backs
its advice by the statement that a western
judge has thrown the case out of court.
——The hotel Lafayette, in Philadel-
phia, will be reopened, on Wednesday
evening, December fourth. The new
manager, Mr, Louis H. Smith, will re.
ceive from eight until ten o'clock. The
hotel has been remodeled throughout.
——On the pretext of fixing the
wheel on her buggy a man induced
Mrs. Hamburger to stop near Jersey
8hore, a few days ago. After the stranger
bad fixed the supposed break Mrs. H.
drove on, but when she reached her
bome she found he had taken & number
of store packages from the back of her
——The largest assortment of men’s
dress overcoats, that can be found in the
State, from $8.50 to $18 a piece, at Lyon
—Hon. A. P. MacDonald, post-
master at Altoona, died Friday after-
noon, after an illness of five weeks with
ancemia of the brain. Deceased was an
ex-Legislator, a consistent Methodist
and & member of many secret organiza-
tions in that city. He had many friends
who will regret to hear of his demise.
——Bishop Nicolaus, of the Greek
Catholic church, was a recent visitor to
Philipsburg. He had business in that
place in connection with the new
church, recently built at Chester Hill.
Bishop N. S. Rulison, of the Episcopal
church happened to be there at the same
time and Mrs. John A, Mull, who enter-
tained the latter, invited the Russian
prelate to spend Sunday with him at
her home; but urgent business made
him forego the pleasure he assured her
it would have given him.
——A lot of boy's winter caps, a
broken assortment, will go at 15 cents at
Lyon & Co’s. They are worth double
--J. S. Bennett, who was brought to
jail here last week, is a Philipsburg liv-
eryman. Last August he and his wife
agreed to separate because of trouble
that arose when she accused him of pay-
ing too mach attention to other women.
Mrs. Bennett took her three children
and went to her parents’ home at Bell-
wood, where she is supposed to have ap-
plied for a divorce. On the strength of
these circumstances Bennett thought
himself free and began paying attention
to Barbara Mayer, a daughter of Adam
Mayer, a rich German of that place.
The two are reported to have been mar-
ried in- Pittsburg, a few days ago, and
the old man promptly had Bennet ar-
rested for adultery and forgery. He
was committed in default of $4,000 bail.
——You can buy as good a cloth
lady’s cape at Lyon & Co’s. for $3.50
as you pay $4.50 for elsewhere.
FREIGHT WRECK AT HANNAH. —
Seven or eight coal cars were piled up
on the Bald Eagie valley railroad tracks
near Hannah Furnace, Wednesday
night, and the night passenger train did
not arrive here until after midnight.
BoLp ROBBERY AT MADISONBURG,
—A bold thief entered the house of
David Shaffer, of Madisonburg, one day
last week, and stole a pocket book out
of a trunk, up stairs, containing $9.65
in silver belonging to his daughter Sallie
Shaffer ; also $25.00 in bills out of his
son’s vest pocket in an adjoining room,
and a good silver watch bought of G.
M. Keller, Aug. 12, 1891, in Lock
Description of watch as follows
Rockford adjusted movement. Num-
ber of movement 322,767. Number of
I hereby notify all jewelers and pawn-
brokers to look and watch for said watch-
A reward of $10 will be paid by S. G.
FraNk MILLER RETURNED YEs-
TERDAY. — Yesterday morning Frank
Miller, colored, arrived at his home
here, after several week’s sojourn at the
Medico-Chirurgical hospital in Philadel.
phia. He got off the train and walked
up street, a trifle thinner than when he
left but apparently well. There was a
great change on him, however, that
monstrous tumorous growth on his neck
was no where to be seen and the wound
made in removing it was nearly healed
up. He had undergone an operation
that was highly successful and the great
growth is removed.
Frank is a very happy man and has
every reason to be.
MARRIAGE *L1cENSES.—Following is
the list of marriage licenses granted by
orphans’ court clerk, G. W. Rumber-
ger, during the past week :
James Summers, of Benner township,
and Katie Gingerich,of Spring township.
H.D. Wise, of Zion, and Mary E.
Biddle, of Cowan.
James C. Jackson and Annie M.
Bryan, both of Spring Mills
James C. Derr, of Spring township,
and Kate Boyer, of Bellefonte.
Edwin O. Barnes, of Parvin, and
Catherine Detweiler, of Aaronsburg.
Waiter F. Baney, and Fannie Curns,
both of Bellefonte.
John Reynolds and Nora J. Roller,
both of Philipsburg.
Clayton S. Musser sand Carrie A.
Limbert, both of Haines township.
Wm. H. Brown, of Mt. Eagle, and
Katie McCummings, of Howard.
SxowED UNDER.—The , Bellefonte
High school foot ball eleven left here in
a hack, last Friday night, and drove to
Philipsburg, where they had been sched-
uled to play the High school eleven of
that towa the next day.
The ride over there certainly could
not have been a very delightful one, in
the coid drizzling rain, but it must have
been very much more enjoyable than
the return trip, for the boys were snow-
ed under by the scorg ef 52 to 0.
They arrived here, Sunday morning,
very much broken up and indeed it is a
wonder that a number of them are not
sick in bed. Such trips are enough to
exbaust most anyone, but the foot ball
players can stand most anything.
——Lyon & Co. are selling a special
bargain in ladies kid gloves at 75 and
85 cents, worth $1 and $1.25 per pair.
WILD GEESE ON THE STREETS.—T he
wild geese are making their annual
flight southward for winter and while it
is not such an unusual thing to hear
them screaming, as they pass over the
town, and even catch an occasional
glimpse of what might be mistaken for
a large ribbon of some sort driven in a
V shape by an upper strata of air, people
do get excited when wild geese are seen
walking around on our streets.
About 2 o'clock Monday morning
Billy Wooden was on his way from his
home in Milesburg to begin his regular
tarn at the Valéntine rolling mill. All
the way up he heard geese cackling and
thought, at once, from the rainy, windy
atmosphere, that they must be wild.
When he reached John Roundtree’s
store, near the Phenix mill, he discov-
ered onesitting on the ground under the
arc light. On trying to catch it the
goose fluttered around until it got be-
yond the blinding rays of the light and
George Case, another mill man, saw
one on Water street while he was going
to work and Dennis Mushau had quite
a chase after a large one that was strand-
edin the “Diamond.” He didn’t catch
It is supposed that they were drawn
down by the brilliant light from the
flushing at the furnace. Some of the
mill men turned the incident into a
practical joke by telling one of their
fellows, who is a little superstitious, that
the goose they saw was Bill Hanna’s"
spirit come back to visit him. Bill
was burned to death out in Ohio several
——See our swell, English cut over-
coats, in blue and black Kerseys, from
$7.50 up. Matchless in quality, style
END oF THE YEAR WEATHER A LA
FosTErR.—My last bulletin gave fore-
casts of the storm wave to cross the con-
tinent from the 28th to Dec. 2nd, and the
next will reach the Pacific coast about
Dec. 3rd, cross the west of Rockies coun-
try by the close of the 4th, great central
valleys, from the 5th to 7th, and the
eastern States the 8th. This disturbance
will probably cause the warmest weath-
or of the month, and for the whole of
the United States the precipitation will
average below normal, heavy rains and
snows falling only in limited localities-
The warm wave will cross the west of
the Rockies country about the 2nd, great
great central valleys the 5th, and the
eastern States the 7th. Cool wave will
cross the west of Rockies country about
the 6th, great central valleys the 8th
and eastern States the 10th. 5
December temperature will average
below normal east, and above normal
west of the Rocky mountain ridge.
Within each of these divisions. more
particularly east of the Rockies, locali-
ties will materially differ in average
Draw a line from Bismarck to New
Orleans, and thence to Charleston, S,
C., and you will have the center of the
cold path, on either side of which will
occur the greatest below average temper-
ature departures for the coming month.
The temperature departures are expect-
ed to average lowest at Winnipeg, Du-
buque, Chicago, ‘Kansas City, Fort
Wayne, San Antonio, New Orleans,
Atlanta, Charleston and intermediate
points. The Ohio valley will average
below, but not so much as the other
points named. The lower lakes, Penn-
sylvania, New York and New England
States will average below, but while
there will be periods ot very cold weath-
er, the average will not be very much
Rainfall for December will be a little
above normal east of the Rockies and
below on the Pacific slope. The lower
Missouri valley will get moet, the Ohio
valley, southern Florida, western
Texas, the east of Rockies arid countries,
upper Missouri and Red River of the
North valleys least rain. On the At-
lantic coast about an average rainfall
may “be expected, heaviest in Maine,
Massachusetts and in the vicinity of
Philadelphia. The upper Mississippi
valley and upper lakes will get average
rainfall, and in all the northern States,
east of the Rockies, the precipitation
will be principally in thesform of snow.
The coldest weather of the month
will follow the storm wave due to cross
the continent from the 16th to 20th.