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810 COLLECTION OP HORSES. One of the most Important develop ments in the growth of the stock and cattle industry of the Northwest has just transpired In the selection of Seattle as the extreme western branch of the great horse business of J. Crouch & Son, of Lafayette, Ind. This great firm Is one of the best known In the United States, and Is very well known In the ranches of the Northwest through their extensive advertising In this periodical. Until a few weeks ago the western barns of this company were located at Portland, where they were soon after the horse show held there in 1905. Because of the more favor able location in Seattle, and because of the great demand for high class stock in Washington, as well as more favor- able freight arrangements, the barns were removed to Seattle during the last two months, and the business of the western branch is now thoroughly established. Mr. W. B. Linn, who has been con nected with the firm over ten years, is western manager, and has at the barns, Seattle Riding Academy, Twenty-first Avenue and Madison Street, Seattle, the most select stock ever brought to this coast. This firm imports French percheron, German Coach and Belgian stallions. Long experience has proved that these are the best horses In the country, as a result of which Messrs. Crouch & Son have made a specialty of them. So rigidly do they adhere to this business policy that they neither imrort, trade, buy nor sell any other breed of horses whatever. They are the largest importers In the country, and received on the 18th of February an importation of 93 horses, and now have a consignment of 53 head of Per cheron and Belgian stallions. Lovers of horse flesh or any one interested in horses cannot afford to miss a trip to the barns. Mr. W. B. Linn will always be found in charge and will take pleas ure in showing the stock. For the time bel-ng Mr. Linn will have his head quarters at the Tourist Hotel from where he will have his business di rected. The Temperature at aewiston, Idaho. LEWISTON, Idaho, March 15.—The data complied from the records of the U. S. weather bureau office at Lewis ton, Idaho, covering a period of Blx years, reveals the following facts: The annual mean temperature Is 64 de grees. The coldest month, January, averages 36 degrees, and the warmest month, July, 75 degrees, the summer months pass the 90 degree mark on an average of 44 days, and the highest point ever reached was 108 degrees. The average daily maximum temperature Is 65 degrees and the minimum tempera ture 43 degrees. The winter tempera ture averages 37 degrees or 5 degrees above the freezing point; the minimum temperature falls to or below the freez inf point on an average of 64 times each year, and zero or below readings have been recorded on three days only. The annual precipitation (Including snow), is 13.73 inches; July and Aug ust are the dry months, averaging only 0.67 of an Inch, and March and May give the highest average, 1.60 inches. The annual number of rainy days (0.01 of an inch or more) each year is 102; July and August average 3 rainy days each. The summer rains occur in the nature of showers of short duration, while the winter rains are more or less of protracted nature and of fine, misty character. The great est amount of precipitation ever re corded in 2 4 consecutive hours was 1.54 inches. The average annual snow fall is r».3 inches. The average number of clear days each year is 145, partly cloudy 95, and cloudy 125, fnggy days average 3 or 4 each year. During the summer months there Is an abundance of sun shine, July and August averaging 24 clear days, 5 partly cloudy days and 2 cloudy days each. The average wind movement Is low (4.5 miles per hour) and It Is rare that a storm velocity of 40 miles per hour is obtained; the highest velocity ever attained was 62 miles per hour. The prevailing wind direction Is east for every month in the year. The topography of the eastern part of the state catiMi the remarkably mild cli mate of the Lewiston valley. The Coeur d'Alene and Bitter Root ranges are barriers against blizards. The cold winds in passing over these mountains lose much of their moisture by condensation and are warmed by compression as they pass to lower lev els, giving the valley of the Snake river tributaries a climate where tem peratures below sero are Beldom ex The Vital Q£ vy> *f Are Made Parts QlulCl€V€ln£^9 J. ust The vital parts—and every part of the The skeins, by actual test three times daily |^^ *JR Studebaker wagon—are made just right! in our factory, have a transverse strength lb?o *^L M " That's why the Studebaker is the most eco- greater than that required by the United btates M nomical—costs you less per year. Government. # <^k They last longer—so the original cost is less The axles are % inch deeper than others, and m m per year. are made from selected butt-cut Black Hickory, m m They need fewer repairs—so the repair cost is less air-dried from 3to 5 years. •. m M per year—not to mention saving in time. The hubs are extra large m diameter—made from M M They are lighter draft—so they cost , „ the best procurable wood. M M you less in horseflesh. I M „. v The famous Stude er slope- ■ ■ Horses cost more than wagons; light GO to the shoulder spokes carry the largest amount I H draft saves horses. _- , - . of wood into the hub, and are strongest ■ 1 Studebaker wagons run more easily StUOeDaKer where others are weakest. ■ I than others because each wheel is per- - - \ The tires are cold-set, and are per- ■ 1 fectly proportioned, with the box of AqCll I fectly fitted to each wheel so that there ■ 1 the hub set in the exact center. 2_ I is no such thing as a quickly loosening 1 m The skein is so set that the wheel . Studebaker Tire. « 1 runs straight ahead under a load and cannotrub, bind At every PO^J^-n-^'rperL? wagon. ** " i m or grind on the skein. No wonder the Studebaker lasts! . M m Studebaker hubs never hug either nut or collar. No wonder the largest and best equipped vehicle fac- m That's another reason why the Studebaker is of tory in tne world is required to meet the demand for the M such wonderfully light draft. Studebaker. M % I, makes hard loads easy for horses cc thC StUdCbakCP AgClll # And it stands up under hard loads. Let him show you a Studebaker wagon, or car- J m, The Studebaker has a carrying capacity at riage or harness. They will talk for themselves. m % least 40% greater than that of the ordinary Ask him for a free copy of the Studebaker Farmers m '_ ° Almanac for 1907. # wagon , . If you don't know the agent write us. En- „. Because skein, axle, spoke, hub and tire r^WHiA close a2c stamp and W Uver are made just right. \wjjggyPgg!f we will send you the j t" w Uli ■ Reputation Behid It. perienced. In summer daytime tem peiatures are high, but the nights are usually cool. SHEEP AND SWINE AT LABOB. "In renewing my subscription to your paper, The Ranch, I want to ask you for some information in regard to sheep and hogs and fences," writes one of our valued subscribers at Oak Harbor. "I have a neighbor who lets his hogs and sheep run at large and he says that if T don't want them on my place I must fence them out. I have always under stood that hogs and sheep were not al lowed to run wherever they please. I wish you would give me some informa tion on the subject." The question was Immediately sub mitted to The Ranch's attorney with a request for a reply. Attorney Boryer replied as follows, after looking up the state law bearing on the subject: v What a Noted Poultryman Says: M9L y mould rather have a POOR bird well fed than a GOOD M)Wk J^^llY^ ™ bird poorly fed, but take a good bird and feed it PUR mW^LMf^k 11 W FEED and you're bound to build a winner every time." V^^^Ph^A |Mf U Now. there', • reason (or this. And the reason U that only the BEST grab «nd other X^^SS^Wf I rj ingredients go into PURINA POULTRY FEEDS, which are balanced scientifically la the ■H building of frame, feathers and eggs. \"p s** J* THE CHECKERBOARD BRAND Pl Stands for the Best In Poultry Feeds i&OOOOOTi H You will always find PURINA POULTRY FEEDS put up in CHECKERBOARD /HJHjBBMBi|J™LfI LJ BAGS so that you can't mistake them, and in the Checkerboard Bag you'll find the y _jffl__JL_j™_iß _JBLJ*M fl best Feeds on the market. They're made by the Purina Mills, by the people who |_BrTPL-BLJt-HL_jH_B| ■J KNOW HOW from experience. Don't take inferior feeds when you can get the best. ■^WTl.^ ■ | ■ _. , F IP* M A Perfect Feed for Every Purpose : Purina Baby Chick Feed saves the little chicks } fj^J PLI DI A IbMH B Purina Egg Food makes hens lay; Purim Scratch Feed has the largest variety of the UB I■V■% i I «#^ M^H Q best seeds, properly proportioned. H II FFF"ft^ 1 BLI PI Ask your dealer for THE CHECKERBOARD BAG and insist on having it. Take rHfj ■ ■•■■"*' ■ B Qno substitute. Don't let anybody make you think something else is just as good. If LW-_1 fOR Ml^l fl your dealer doesn't handle our feeds, then send us his name and we will send you H SHI DD AfTI/* A I ■I^B ■j samples and a copy of the "Feed on the Purina System." 1801 ■ K^LK _p| U WRITE FOR SPECIAL OFFER, CIRCULARS, ETC., DIRECT ipW) pOULTItT LJU R TO SOLE PACIFIC COAST MANUFACTURERS ' RAISERS H^ ■ □ A PMC Mil I Q Pit PORTLAND oriWllO^ M Aulflt IYIILLO UU. Oregon Ayona&Eni M I MILLS—CAPACITY 18 CARLOADS DAILY • - THE RANCH "Section 4681 provides that it shall be unlawful for any livestock to run at large in any county in which three fourths of the lands, outside of incor porated cities and towns, are under fence, or any portion of such county three-fourths of which is under fence. By this section sheep can run at large. "Section 4692 provides that it shall be unlawful for the owner of any swine to allow them to run at large in any county. "Section 4698 provides that it shall be unnecessary for any person to fence against swine." WENATCHEE FRUIT OBOWEBS The Fruit Growers' association of the Wenatchee valley held a meeting on March 16 to hear the report of the past season's business. This report showed that the association on the whole had proved a big success. The organization had shipped in the neighborhood of 200, --000 crates of fruits the past year, and there were losses of a very insignifi cant portion of the whole amount ship ped, showing that the association has an important mission to perform and that it is living up to its duty in good shape. The members are well pleased with the work that their organization has done the past year, and they pre dict even greater results the coming season. The farmers in the Kittitas country have organized the Ellensburg Ship pers' association, and will handle the products of the farms either on com mission or buying them outright. The manager of the association is J. P. War ner. You get a free copy of the Market Number if your subscription is paid up.