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Also Automobile, Livestock and all kinds of insurance. LOG HOUSE INSURANCE AGENCY Orval E. Mason, Mgr. ** Can You Afford to Wait? BB BB BB OB Our daily papers are full of just such headlines as appear at the top of this ad. Never in the history of the state has the condition for fires been more perfect than to day. Shortage of water, excessive heat, forest fires, every building so dry that a spark finds ready fuel. Don't Depend on Charity—Be Prepared Charity and your friends stand ready to help you in case of loss—but they rebuild your home, neither will they replace the furnishings that you have hard to accumulate. will not labored We Represent Twenty-six Leading American Companies Who Offer An Insurance Policy for Every Need FIRE, AUTOMOBILE, COMPENSATION , PLATE GLASS, WINDSTORM, BURGLARY, STEAM BOILER, EMPLOYES LIABILITY, ELEVATOR. BB EIB OTTO M. CHRISTHSON LUID COMPANY FIRST NATIONAL BUILDING BANK WEATHER SUMMARY SHOWS CAUSE OF POOR CROPS Less Rainfall During June This Year Than any Corresponding Month on Record. Bozeman, August 24.—The month of June this year shows less rainfall than for the corresponding month of any year since accurate precipitation records have been taken in Montana April and May have been as dry as the corresponding months of 1904, which j was the record dry year in the past. The foregoing are outstanding facts i of the report of Edmund Burke, ex periment station meteorologist at the i state college, which he has submitted j to Director Linfield. Mr. Burke's re port shows that not only has 1919 been an abnormal year as regards rainfall, but there was an abnormal combination of weather factors this year that aggravated drouth condi tions. Low precipitation this summer was coupled with low humidity and high temperature. The meteorologist regards the factors of low humidity and high temperatures as playing an important role in the drouth. For the purposes of his report, Mr. Burke divided the state into moun tains and plains districts. He reports that in the mountains section in June of this year there was only .46 inches of rainfall as against 1.13 inches in 1904. In the plains district is the region of later settlement in an agri cultural sense. Rainfall for the crop season is not greatly different in the two sections. The moisture that falls during the growing season—April, May, June and July—is that most concerned in producing the crop. The record shows an unusual dry season in these months in 1917, 1918 and 1919. The average total rainfall_£or the months of April, May, June and July taken over the period since precipitation rec ords, were made in the state is 7.09. In 1917 the average for the four months was: Mountain region, C.19; plains, 5.03. For 1918: Mountain re gion, 6.18; plains region, 5.14. The normal average rainfall for the year is 16.01. The rainfall for the year 1917 was: Mountain region, 16. 17; plains, For 1918: Moun tain region, 15.26; plains, 11.95. While the mountain rainfall in 1917 for the whole year was average, the months of June and July were dry in many sections. The light . a fall in the mountains last winter was not a determining fac tor in the drouth in the opinion of Mr. Burke. Since 1880 there have been 11 winters in which there was a lower fall of snow than in the winter oi 1918-19. The difficulty was that the hot weather this spring took away the snow before the farmer was ready to use it in the growing of his crops. "The water that falls in the fall and winter has a value for pastures and those crops such as winter wheat and rye that are ready to use it, but there are unavoidable losses between the time it falls and the time most crops can use it," says the report. The wind records were too meager to show the relative influence which wind had in various parts of the state in affecting the growing of crops. «7000 WORTH OF BOOZE DUMPED INTO CREEK Red Lodge, August 25.—Out of its hiding place in the county jail $7000 (current market price) worth of per fectly good whiskey was carted to the sewer ditch north of the city and emp tied therein to find its way to and eomingle with the waters of Rock creek. Obsequies over the shadow of Mr. Barleycorn were attended only by the sheriff and his two deputies and F. A. Sell. The khiskey there were two barrels and 37 cases of it, was taken from the county jail and to the sewer ditch shortly after six o'clock Monday morning. The whiskey was the accumulation of a series of arrests made since the first of the year and had served its purpose as evidence. 1500 SHEEP BURNED IN IDAHO FOREST FIRE Missoula, August 26.—Word reach ed forest service headquarters here last night that a drove of 1,500 sheep of a band of 3500, valued at about ?20,000, were burned to death in a forest fire in the Clearwater, Idaho, forest last Thursday. The sheep were owned by a resident of aWshington, who with his son, was found Satur day by a searching party with 2,000 sheep, all that remained of the flock.