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raws HOPP, MONT. Miss Veva Rutledge was a dinner guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Avery Sunday. Sylvester Markham has a crev. of men working on the road grading and filling in around the new bridge recently built across Spring Coulee. Earl Cutnmings made final proof on his homestead last week. Lester Rutledge went to Big Sandy last Saturday to visit his sisters. Grace and Hazel, who are attending the Big Sandy high school. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Avery and children called on Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown last Sunday evening. A public auction sale seems to be a popular diversion here, judging from the large crowd that attended Postmaster Hopp's sale last Saturday Mr. Hopp disposed of all his live stock and farm machinery, stating he has quit farming. The winter up to the present time has been very mild and pleasant— no snow and just cold enough to be invigorating. It is reported that gray wolves have come out of the mountains and are killing cattle in the pastures border ing the foothills. The black leg dis ease is also causing considerable loss to farmers. Harold Brown is in Helena attend ing the Academic department of the Montana Wesleyan college Mr. and Mrs, Roy Yocom, who have been in Rochester, Minn., for some time, are expected home spOn. Mr. Yocom recently underwent an opera tion at the Mayo Brothers hospital and is recovering nicely. SOUTH UNION. Mrs. W. D. Bollinger left for Rose burg, Ore., Thursday, where she was called by the illness of hey mother, Mrs. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Abbott visited their daughter, Mrs. George McDow ell, Saturday in Olympia. Mrs. R. L. Abbott and little son are spending the holidays with Mrs. Abbott?* parents. Mr. Abbott spent Christmas day with them also. : South Union went a 100 per cent for ihe Red Cross, Mr%. J«.,IL JBaR collecting, assisted by Mrs. Will New man. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bergh, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schulte.' Miss Pound, Messrs. Bud and Stanley Bergh, Cor poral Waldo Standiford. Herbert. SchnUe and Arvld Pearson spent Sun- Say evening at the home of Mr. and Mm. W. K. Ball. Mr. and Mrs. Esra Horton spent Sunday at the home of the letter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Bollin ger. Mrs. J. E. Walker has returned home after a few days' visit with her Meter, Mm. Ashley in Aberdeen. O Mm. Fred Sqhulse and eon and Mrs. L ▲. Randall were In Olympia Mon day. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hansen and family spent the afternoon one day last week at the home of W. K. Ball. Mr. and Mm. Frank Fnbtck spent Friday in Olympia. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Campbell and feasily stopped on their way from ■Ueneburg to visit their old neigh-' bom After settling up their affairs tbey left for Whidby Island, where they expect to remain. BUSH PRAIRIE. Mrs Joe Qoets and boys called on Mm. Hodge Monday. Bernlce Hodge visited Nina Drewry Sunday. School is closed for a week's vaca tion. E. V. Drewry went duck hunting Sunday. * Mrs. Russell and Robert were the guests Sunday of Mrs. Corbin of Chambers Station. Mrs. Hodge and Alice were Sun-! day guests of Mrs. James Kimsey. BLACK RIVER VALLEY. Mr. and Mrs. Self of Sbelton ar rived in Oate Monday to spend the week with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brewer. The Coper family, who have been confined to their home for some time with "flu," are all on the way to re covery. Claud Parish is our last "flu" vic tim, but we are glad to say he is doing nicely. Dr. Van Winkle is the attending physician. Delia Paroz, who has ben second cook in Wilson Bros.' logging camp for some time, arrived in Gate Sat urday evening to spend Christmas with his parents. Rosco Jones and wife went to Cen tralis last Saturday evening to do some shopping and also visit rela tives. Ralph Parish arrived home Satur day evening from Port Worden, hav ing been discharged from the serv ice. Vene Heck is still in the hospital In Olympia and is reported as not being an> better He now has pneu | monia. J Elder Heaton of Tacoma delivered I a very interesting sermon to the S. jD. A. people of (late last Sabbath. ! He returned to Tacoma Sunday on j the 10:30 train. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Parish of Ce darville are spending their vacation i with relatives in Gate. William Keen, wife and daughter Bertha of Centralia, are spending the ; week with the Nelson and McCreedy ; families of Gate. Hlvin Parish is spending his vaca tion with his cousin, Harold Cross. If you haven't a phonograph of your own. borrow your uenghbors and entertain your friend with music and entertain your friends with music over the telephone. Inez Watson came home front Montesano Friday, after spending a week with her friend. Mrs. Edwards. PLEASANT GLADE. Mr. and Mrs. H. C Ellis went to Napavine Sunday to spend Christmas with their daughter, Mrs. George Jennings. Mr. and Mrs R. B. Rowe, Fred , Stealer and Miss Bessie Sleater mo tort d to Camp Lewis last Sunday. Pirvate Berto, a musician from Camp Lewis, was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Mikkelsen Christmas. I Mr. and Mrs. Will Rhode of Seat tle. who formerly lived in Pleasant Glade, were calling on friends here Sunday. Wilbur J. Cramp of the 68th spruce squadron, arrived from Van couver barracks Christmas eve, after he had been discharged from the army. Mr. and Mrs. August Johnson and family were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Johnson of South Bay Christ mas day. I Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Cramp and family spent Christmas at the C. A. Rose home. Mr. Emil Bjorkman left Saturday ■ to accompany his wife to Ellensburg to spend Christmas. ! Mr. and August Johnson and family were agreeably surprised in the evening of December 20, when a number of their friends dropped in to spend the evening with them. Cards, music and games were the ..chief amusements. Charles Hawson of the 53rd spruce squadron was a guest of his parents 'Christmas day. EUREKA. v ! Mr. and Mrs. Benson were Olym pia visitors last Monday. I Mrs. Chabert is enjoying a visit : from her mother, who arrived Sun jday from California Mr. and Mrs. Georg? Webber of <Taco)na are visiting at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Austin Sittin. Miss Charlotte Claussen, who teaches up by Seattle, is spending her vacation at home. Mrs. Harley Morris, who has been In Tacoma for the past few w?rtt under the doctor's care, was able to j return home SwnGfcy. Mia Grace Robinson of Tacoma came home Tuesday evening to spend Christmas. Miss May Robinson and father au toed to Tacoma last Saturday. George Ecctle has been to Vancou | ver visiting his sister. Ray Coulson left Sunday to spend the Christmas holidays with his par ents. Mr. Elder of Tacoma came Satur day tor a visit with his daughter, Mrs. William Robinson and family Mr. and Mrs. Duncan of lowa, who have been visiting his sister, Mrs. Nathan Morris, and family, left Thursday for California, where they will visit their son before returning to their home Mfss Margaret Curry left Tuesday evening for her home at Chimacum, where she is spending her vacation. PENINSULA. C. B .Turner has been having a siege of the grip for the past two weeks, but is some better at this writing. Alert Grange initiated a class of applicants in the first and second de grees Thursday evening Carl Whitney returned from Seat tle Thursday, where he has been vis iting his sister, Blanche, for the past week. H. E. Davis and daughter. Mrs. Hartshorn, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs Honey and family on the West Side Mrs. Hartshorn remained to visit with her sister and friends for a few days. Will Porteus and J. P. Harbst are doing some much needed road im provement. Mrs. A. H. Kaiser has been in Se attle taking care of her daughters, who were sick with "flu." TIIE WASHINGTON STANDARD. OLYMI'JA. WASH.. FRIDAY. I)K< E.UHKK 27. 1918 A MAN IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY HIS FACE ALONE Sarah—Hello, Bill Jones. Pvt. Jones—Now, how in time did you know I was Bill Jones? FARM WAGES DOUBLE IN LAST 16 YEABS AVERAGE IN 1»02 WAS $28.35 A MONTH, IN 1018 SB3, SAYS EXPERT. There has been considerable con troversy over the justice or injustice of the farmers' claim in regard to the increased cost of production due to the raise in wages of farm labor. Data compiled representing the actu al wages paid on a great many farms accurately typical of the average farm wages for the entire state show interesting comparisons. In 1902 the farmers of the state paid an average of $28.35 for farm labor by the month, with board. In 1911 the wage with board was $32- -SC; In 1913, $33.20; in 1914, $32- .90; in 1915, $32.50; in 1916, $36.00; in 1917, $47.00, and in 1918, $63.00. The average wage by the day dur ing harvest, with board, In 1902 was $2.01. In 1911 the wage with board was $2.31; in 1913, $2.42; in 1914, $2.29; in 1915, $2.35; in 1916, $2.60; in 1917, $3.00; and in 1918, $4.00. The average wage for the state, with board, for labor on the farm other than harvest, per day, in 1902 was $1.29. In 1911 it was $1.59; in 1913, $1.67; in 1914, $1.60; In 1915, $1.59; In 1916, $l - in 1917, $2.40; and in 1918, $3.15. Comparable figures for farm wages without board, which represent the smaller percentage of farm hiring la bor, indicates practically the same proportionate advances. The above figures seem to substan tiate the contention of the farmer that ws,gea on the average farm have £pproximately doubled in the past six or seven years. Also, taking into consideration additional operating expenses such as increased cost of machinery, etc., and the fact that cereal crops show an abnormal de crease in production in this state, one can easily realize the justice of the claim of a great many farmers that they have been unable to operate at a profit and in many instances have suffered loss during the past year. E. T. MARCHETTI, I Field Agent, U. S. Department of Agriculture. ' SOLDIER THESPIANS HOVE MANY HUY BOOKINGS After receiving much attention and! favorable comment in camp. Seattle [ and Tacoma. the Camp Lewis Players j have outlined for the holiday season a trip to several other important north western cities where they will present the vaudeville bill that has been de clared the equal of most professional offerings and the superior of many. Under the direction of Lieutenant! Robert Armstrong, who plays the lend ! part in the headline number, the play- ! ers will visit Spokane for a two-night stand. December 30 and 31. On Jan-' nary 2 the program will he presented at North Yakima and three days later at Aberdeen. On January 8 and !> Port land will receive the show and already Indications from that city point to a warm reception and loyal support. All returns from the bill offered by the Camp Lewis Players go Into a fund for the benefit of sick and convalescent soldiers, of whom there will soon he many as the plans for a large perma nent convalescent camp here are worked out. In the casualty lists published this week appeared the names of G. Ciranny of Tono. died of wounds, and William Hepp of Tum water, severy wounded. CHEVROLET (GBR EXPECTS GOOD YEAR j CAPITAL TRANSIT & RKPAIR CO. J PREPARES FOR 810 BUSI NESS IN 1010. Charles L. Dunham, travelling i : factory representative of the Chev-: rolet Motor company, visited the local agency, the Capital Transit & Repair 1 company, this week and expressed,> himself as well pleased with the business the company has been doing and the number of cars placed in this I territory by the local agency, ihore than 350 in the past two years, H. H. Schultz, preisdent of the com pany, reports. Mr. Dunham conferred with the 1 local firm and also inspected the ter-1 ritory and the agency, anticipating a I big demand for cars during the' spring and summer, placed an order ' for four carloads for immediate de livery, Mr. Schultz says. Mr. Dunham brought word of the; recent acquisition of control of the j General Motors company by W. C. i Durant, president of the Chevrolet j company .and of plans for the crea-; tion of one big organization for the; production of motor cars. The Gen- I eral Motors company builds the Buick. Cadillac and other well known '< machines. ; Chevrolet cars are now back to the; pre-war price basis, and the agency 1 states that no further reduction is; i anticipated before August 1 next, if j then. I During the past year the Capital l Transit & Repair company has en joyed a prosperous business, Mr. Schultz says, and is now better able to carry a larger supply of parts. With the restoration of normal con ditions the company also expects to be able to get competent mechanics and give better service to its patrons ; during the coming year. ; HABIT OF ASKING FREE RIDES MUST RE STOPPED! i I Begging rides from passing motorists | has become almost a fad with a certain ' type of soldier and knowledge of the | facts have come to the attention ot | camp headquarters so strongly that the ( reprehensible practice will be stopped at once under the terms of a memoran dum order by Major General Joseph D. Leltch, Issued on Monday. The memo. : ■aya: "It has been reported that members) of this camp have made a practice of | standing <along the Pacific highway and ! soliciting free rides from drivers of! motor vehicles. This Is a form of beg- j ging which is bringing discredit to the j men and the uniform; is in violation of j: camp orders and will cease at once. ; Military police will take measures to enforce compliance." j Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Pickett an- j nounce the engagement of their j daughter, Miss Vera M. Pickett, to ( R. Stanley Madden of this city. The wedding will take place In the early j spring. Teachers' CertiArakw Extended. ! Certificates of teachers in this state which expired or became re newable November 9 will be held valid until March 6 next year, Mrs. Josephine Corliss Preston, state school superintendent, announces. This extension has been granted be cause the November examinations were postponed until December and then called ofT on account of the in fluenza epidemic. Favors Equal Fay for Twhers. j Among the recommendations to bo submitted to the next legislature by j Mrs. Josephine Corliss Preston, state superintendent of schools, is one that if enacted «i!l require school boards ; to pay women teachers the same settle ' as men. She will also propose that | the pay of county superintendents be: increased and their term of office lengthened from two to four years. I To all our 5^ and Friends we extend Best Wishes tK HAPPY NEW YEAR i Talcott Bros. 1 j.l JEWELERS AM) OPTICIANS Hi Phone !t 42-1-1241 Main Street STANDARD ADS RESULT PRODUCERS If your business Isn't worth ailver tising, advertise it for sale. I Hotel Lewis ■lot and Cold Water HOOIIM With Bath Strain Hint. Elevator Our block north of talon Ilrpot 4 PJ Pnrlflr Ave., Tncoma AO M H TrlrpUouri -Main SUM CASH PAID FOR LIVE AND DRESSED STOCK; Reef, Hogs, Veal anil Poultry. HIGHEST PEIOES.. See us, or get our quotations. If you liuve a quantity our tuaii will cull. PUGET SOUND MEAT CO. 1508 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Gauthier's New Store Wishing You a Happy New Year ' ' DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SAVING EARLY Begin not later than January 1, continue it steadily for 12 months and let the interest we will pay you then do or help to do your Christmas shopping. In a few years, if prudently saved and invested, the deposit you start now will be doing all your shopping without decreasing the principal. In the meantime the officers and directors of the Cap ital National Bank extend you the season's greetings and best wishes for the New Year. CAPITAL NATIONAL BANK Souse Costs SSO Henry Butchrick pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and disor derly and to having declared he "had no use for a man wearing a khaki suit," when arraigned before Police Judge Walter Crosby Tuesday and was lined SSO and costs. He was ar rested at the Loggers' Home Sunday night.