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The Wenatchee daily world. [volume] (Wenatchee, Wash.) 1905-1971, December 16, 1909, Image 2

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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.
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.
Christmas Goods
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
Avenue N.
Ten Acres and a Living )
By Edgar William Dynes in Progress
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
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.
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
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- !
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
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.

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