HEAVY RAINS VISIT VALLEY The drenching rain which visited the valley last Friday and Saturday, soaking the ground to a good depth, proved of great value, generally speaking. For a great part the rain came In a steady downpour and had Its telling effect iu benefiting crops j and vegetation. Many hundreds of acres of the eocond cutting of alfalfa was down In the fields in several parts of the valley and fear was entertained that a bis loss would result if the rain was of long duration. Following the storm, however, the sun broke forth , and the hay which had been wet quickly dried out and the loss, if any, will be nominal. A freakish feature of the storm was the hail which foil in the lower valley. 'Just a short ways from Cen-terfield Cen-terfield there was a small streak which wes swept by a heavy fall of hail. The crops in, the line of the hail met with slight damage, some of thi beets being riddled with the fine hailstones, while- the wheat and other grains were mre or less damaged. dam-aged. One of the prominent ranchers ranch-ers of the lower vr.lley stated, however, how-ever, that the damar;3 done would be greatly overcome by the results that will follow the drenching in aiding the growing crops. Reports from the ranges from all quarters are to the effect that they were never better for this time of the year and that the rains, which were heaviest In the mountains, had resulted in starting the grass in fine shap and that the stock were in splendid condition.