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A Christmas Gift to You Beginning Thursday and continuing until Christ mas we will give you Absolutely Free Any $3.00 Hat in the House with the purchase of a suit or overcoat. We have a fine lot of men's and young men's suits and overcoats, which we wish to move be fore inventory and make this special offer in or der that we may do so. The strike is over and our Christmas goods are here. We have a fine assortment. See our windows. They show only a few of the good things which we are offering. PHONE 941 HOLIDAY GOODS in ABUNDANCE AND GOOD SERVICE This is the store of growth; greater today than ever, yet not so great as it will be a year from today. Every stock is now at its best, a best that is better than ever. Our Christmas display is better than ever and offered at a sacrifice, too. Good service is a thing that counts for much. We are prepared with extra help to wait on you quickly. GIFTS LADIES BUYING BY MAIL 18 SATISFACTORY BECAUSE WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION OR MOSEY RE FUNDED. EVERY ORDER IS FILLED PROMPTLY AND OCR MAIL ORDER CLERK HAS HAD SO ESD OF EXPERIENCE. PURCHASES OF $10.00 OR OVER ARE DELIVERED -FREE -WITHIS 150 MILES CHRISTMAS STOCKS ARE SOW AT THEIR REST. Christmas Goods P. P. HOLCOMB THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1909. Silk Spun Scarf $1.23 Silk Spun Scarf $1.98 Silk Spun Scarf $2.78 Silk Spun Scarf $3.98 Suede Hand Bags $3.75 Silk Phoenix Mufflers $1.28 Mercerized Phoenix Mufflers 500 Alligator Hand Bags „ $10.00 Alligator Hand Bags $8.00 Alligator Hand Bags $5.00 Alligator Hand Bags : $3.75 Leather Purses $1.35 Leather Purses $1.50 Silk Top Umbrellas $2.98 Silk Top [Tmbrellas $3.48 Silk Tup Umbrellas $3.98 Ladies' Linen Handkerchief 350 Ladies' Linen Handkerchief 50f Ladies' $ 3.25 Fur Pieces $2.45 Ladies' $ 4.75 Fur Pieces $3.95 Ladies' * 6.00 Fur Pieces $4.95 Ladies' $ 7.50 Fur Pieces $5.95 Ladies' $10.00 Fur Pieces $7.95 Ladies' $11.50 Fur Pieces $8.95 Ladies' $12.50 Fur Pieces $9.95 Ladies' $14.50 Fur Pieces $10.95 Ladies' $16.00 Fur Pieces $12.45 Ladies' $18.00 Fur Pieces $13.95 Ladies' $20.00 Fur Pieces $14.95 Ladies' $22.00 Fur Pieces $16.95 Ladies' $25.00 Fur Pieces $19.95 Ladies' $30.00 Fur Pieces $24.95 Box (6 pair) Ladies' Hose $1.14 Box (6 pair) Ladies' Hose $1.98 Box (6 pair) Ladies' Hose 54<* 50c Worsted Plaids 39r* Toe Fancy Mohair 390 $1.50 Broadcloth 98<* "You Will Like Our Treatment." No. 6 Wenatchee Avenue N. WHY NOT A DRESS PATTERN Ten Acres and a Living ) By Edgar William Dynes in Progress Magazine. Like many other prominent public men James J. Hill has a habit of say ing things. A few short years ago he made the statement —it was a pro phecy then—that the development of the fruit lands of the great northwest would form a very large part in the life and progress of the next decade. He was right. He forecasted the future correctly. Every year thou sands of homeseekers are moving to the further west to settle on the sunny slopes and fertile valleys of this great undeveloped empire. And. although some are more ambitious, the great majority have only one thought in mind, and that: "Ten acres and a living." I met a man recently who was looking for a location. When I met him first he told me that he desired to purchase about fifteen acres of good fruit land, as he was of the opinion that a man could not sup port a wife and family on the product of ten acres. I met him again a week later. He had a much differ ent story to tell me. In the mean time he had talked with dozens of fruit growers. He had learned what a given acre would produce and how much time was required in the culti vation of that acre. The result was that he had come to the conclusion that ten acres would not only pro duce enough to support himself and family but that it would keep him very busily occupied as well. In fact, is he had come to the conclusion that by devoting his attention very largely 1 C to small fruits, five acres would be jenough. This opinion is shared in a general ie js«nse by Earl Grey, governor general '~ jof Canada. After visiting the fruit districts of Canada's Pacific province he made a statement to the effect ie that he believed there were thou sands of comparatively well-to-do j ie families in the old land who would l " be very glad, indeed, to have the op -0 portunity of attempting to make a ' living on only five acres of first class )f fruit land. I, The Reason Why. * How can a living be made on ten acres of land? Are you sure that it is not a faddist's theory? Is it really being done by practical men and |S women or is it only the half-baked vision of dreamers and worked out in one or two instances. The answer is emphatically in the; 1 affirmative. It is a practical thing,! has been, and is being worked out 't by practical men and women, month a after month, year after year. There r " are many reasons in support of an [ " affirmative reply, to these questions,! )f I the most important of which I shall | 11 touch upon briefly. p; Firstly, and perhaps the most im-i portant. is the natural fertility of I LS the soil and its adaptability to the n growth of fruit. Most varieties off I apples begin to bear the third year after planting, while some of thej pearlier varieties bear slightly thej 'j second year. Were not the soil and ✓ .climate well suited to the growth of M apples and other fruit this would not > be possible. i j Secondly, it is not necessary to use! ; expensive machinery as is the casej with general farming. A spraying' • outfit is the most expensive part of |;a fruit grower's equipment. Add an' ' t , ordinary one-furrow field plow, a one [ horse cultivator and a few smaller? M tools, none of which are very expen- ' and the machinery list is com-! \ \ plete. Ll Thirdly, the fruit grower and his!' [ family can do practically all the work j] L themselves: there is no heavy expense! ] L for hired help. What he makes is j ] i profit. ] k Fourth, there are no granaries col 1 k be filled with seed to plant another \\ k crop. The initial planting of th?| ] f trees is all that is necessary. Xa-M f ture does the rest. j j ? ] Fifth, and by no means the least \ ' | important, the financial returns areM ' 1 very satisfactory. ' In two seasons a Wenatchee man l ' ' j sold $7800 worth of apples off nine | j jacres of six-year-old trees. This wa.~ j] j the gross output, but after paying a'l j] | expenses he would have a very hand-! ] ! some net income. Another energetic ! . grower in a district farther north sold 1 256 crates of strawberries off two-;, j fifths of an acre. He received $2.«J0 < a crate for them, a total of $665.50. < |or at the rate of $1664 per acre. An < | exclusive strawberry grower does :>l- ; < ! most as well proportionately with a;J larger acreage, for in recent years r.o!j sold over four thousand dollars' \ ! worth of strawberries from four < > acres of land. It will be seen Peaches are a very profitable crop in i j a good season, when I mention that \ a Yakima man sold the product of! i an acre and a half of peaches for M j $2137. It is not to be disguised that 1 these figures are above the averageM return, but it only illustrates the pos-H j sibilities. It goes without saying ] | that the most energetic horticulturist;] gets the best results. ] Two hundred dollars an acre ne'., M after paying all expenses, is consid-i] ered to be a fair average return. In; 1 one year a careful study of the oper- j ations of the growers in the Wenat-j] chee valley reveals the fact that the,] returns averaged two hundred dollars j] an acre for every acre of orchard in' « the valley. ] Crop Failures Almost Unknown « A crop failure in the fruit districts I < is almost unknown. To be sure,!' there are seasons when the returnsh are comparatively small, but an ab-j« solute failure is out of the question j, ! lor the simple reason that the grow er, in the irrigated districts, at least, s is protected, by insurance of the rain- ! when-you-want-it-type. Irrigation is making thousands of|, acres of desert and arid land rata- J able. Without water it is almost IJ valueless. With water it producesj; ; some of the finest, fruit in the world, i j The wheat grower of the plains is j J lat the mercy of the elements in the I matter of excessive moisture, or the ■ i lack of it. but the fruit grower can j \ lift up the head gates, open the,i sluices, and let the glistening drops of'] water tickle the roots of the apple M trees; likewise the feeding ground of ] the root crops between the rows. He ] need never fear that he will have tool] much water, neither is there ever any ] excuse for too little moisture ' another devlie in the way of cioph n urance is the frost alarm am! th-vl coal-oil orchard heater. It is used i to prevent damage by late spring and j early fall frosts. A self-registerintr j | thermometer is placed in the orchard j J and when the temperature drops to;; the danger point, being connected by! wire with an electric alarm bell in J the house, the alarm rings and keeps \ ringing until the fruit grower up and lights the heaters which are^ (Continued on Page 3) Xmas Special For this Week Our Big Stock of Fancy China at Cojft One-Fourth Off on all Fancy China on the Big Table in the Center of Our Store Every Piece Is Mark ed in Plain Figures. Take Off One Quart er That Is Our Xmas Present to You. Salad Bowls, $3.00, one-fourth oft' $2.25 Salad 1 Jowls. $2.50, one-fourth off $1.88 Salad Bowls. $2.00. one-fourth off $1.50 Salad Bowls. $1.50, one-fourth off $1.13 Salad Bowls, $1.00. one-fourth off 75r Salad Bowls. 50c, one-fourth off 38<* Chocolate Sets $15.00. one-fourth off $11.25 ('hocolate Sets $10.00, one-fourth off $7.50 Chocolate Sets $5.00. one-fourth off $3.75 Chocolate Sets $3.00, one-fourth off $2.25 Pie Plates, sets $8.00, one-fourth off $6.00 Pie Plates, sets $4.25, one-fourth off $2.94 Pie Plates, sets $3.00, one-fourth off $2.25 Bread and Butter sets $6.00. one-fourth off__s4.so Bread and Butter sets $3.50. one-fourth off__s2.63 Bread and Butter sets $5.00, one-fourth off__s3.7s Fruit Sets $6.00. one-fourth off $4.50 Haviland Fruit Sets $4.00. one-fourth off___s3.oo Sui Sets $3.25. one-fourth off $2.44 Nut Sets $3.00, one fourth off $2.25 Cream and Sugars $3.50. one-fourth off $2.63 Cream and Sugars $2.00. one-fourth off $1.50 Cream and Sugars $1.00, one- fourth off 75c* Cream and Sugars 50c, one-fourth off 38^ Cup and Saucer sets $12.00, one-fourth ofts9.oo Cup and Saucer sets $10.00. one-fourth off\__s7.so Cup and Saucer sets $5.00. one-fourth off $3.75 Cup and Saucer sets $3.00, one-fourth off $2.25 Cup and Saucer sets $2.40. one-fourth off $I.SO Teapot Sugar Cream set $3.25. one-fourth off $2.44 Haviland Plates set $4.75, one-fourth off $3.57 Haviland Plates set $5.00. one-fourth off $3.75 Hand Painted Cups and Saucers $2.25, 1-4 off $1.69 Hand Painted Cups and Saucers sj 2.00. 1-4 off $1.50 German China Cups and Saucers $1.25. 1-4 off_-94<* Austrian Cups and Saucers $1.50. 1-4 off $1.13 Poland China Cups and Saucers 75c, 1-4 off 57^ Japanese China Cups and Saucers $1.00. 1-4 off Japanese China Cups and Saucers 60c. 1-4 off__4s<* •Japanese China Cups and Saucers 50c. 1-4 off__3B«* Japanese China Cups and Saucers 35c. 1-4 off._27^ Syrup Pitchers 65c, one-fourth off 49<* Cracker Jars $2.50. one-fourth off $1.88 Teapots $1.50. one-fourth off $1.13 Teapots 85c, one-fourth off 64e Boullion Cups $1.75. one-fourth off $1.07 Hair Receivers 50c. one-fourth off 38^ Odd Cream Pitchers 35c. one-fourth off 27£ <>dd Cream Pitchers 40c. one-fourth off 30f* Odd Cream Pitchers 85c. one-fourth off 64c Odd Cream Pitchers $1.25. one-fourth off 94c Odd Cream Pitchers 50c. one-fourth off 38c Mustard Pots 40c. one-fourth off 30c Mustard Pots 25c. one-fourth off 190 Salt and Peppers 35c. one-fourth off 27c Salt and Peppers 20c. one-fourth off 15(* Salt and Peppers 10c, one-fourth off B#* Rose -Jars 75c, one-fourth off 57C Nothing Pleases a Lady, Young or Old, More than a Nice Piece of China Wenatchee Bazaar PHONE 1742.