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TRADE ARE OPTIMISTIC business Thruout Country Is Improving and Par ticularly in N. W. did Man iv-pronlon ha* been •alt a fatal blow. )!•'* *tlll In the ring, but he'* ret ting groggier every minute, and he'll have to be carried out before the year la half over. Thla l» the ron*en*u« of hull new opinion aa Indicated by hank and mercantile report* reeolved from all section* of the country In the Uat few day*. The report* at* particularly opt I mlstlo aa regard* condition* In Se attle and the Northwett In general BrcMMa of the *lump-to nothing that the lumber buslne** suffered, the Northwest was perhapa harder hit than any other section of the country by the readjustment period. M It reems only fair that thl« re gion should feel the flr»t real »ffect* of the return to normalcy—actual, uot political. Actual improvements In local con dttion*. a* brought out In recent re port*. show. 1.1 MBKK. The lumber hu*lne*a la picking up remarkably. Whereaa SLOGAN RACE NOW CLOSED Here Are Some Received at Last Minute With the closing of the Northwest I*roduct* slogan contest, numerous last-minute entile* were r<nn«L A few of theee are printed here: "United we itaiMl, divided we fall." Northwest Products beat for *ll.-1". M Oaainger. S«S» 42nd ave. g. W. Boost the Weat. get the l>e»»: buy produrt* of the great Northwest June Beyerm. MJ3 llth ave 8. W. Buy onK the beM. let, l'*i ifi.- Northwest label* be your guide Mm. O. A. Cutinlngton. MM 40th ave. 8. W. Buy Northwest Product* and pro. per wtth your neighbor*.—B. E. Jlo Connrll. 17S0 2»th N. K. Buy and try! They'll do the real, Northwest Products, purest and beat. —Mrs. L. Green. Acrue. Buy Pacific Northwest Product* local made. promote Industrul growth and trade.—Mr*. D. lurbln. 13t Taylor ava. Make Northwest Products your *e lection, they mean and emphasue perfection-—Chaa V. WhltUeaey. UK Second awe. Northwest IToducta—best made noon to supply the world-—Mr*. A. J. Miller, S:ti 8. Fife at.. Taronu. Why pay freight when you ran bay Northwest Product* at yaur rMt I —Robert llorton. Box I 0». Ta OHM. Northwe« t product*, they are great; patronise your own home State— Mrs C W. Calhoun. R. 4. Box ISO. Tacoma. Northwest dollar* for Northwest Product* make Northwest prosperity —J. F. Barney. l»#t E. Fourth at.. Olympia. Orit to trH. dust to dust, use Northweat Products or bust. —Esther Smith. Rainier. Box 15. Teach your dollar* to have more cent*—use product* from the North west —Mr*- Vlda Sm th. Rainier. t'ae home product*, the Northwest cries: thu* become healthy, wesl'hy and wise.—E. B DavU. liOI Pioneer way E . Puyallup. "Taln't no lie. 'tata't no bluff Northwest products are the stuff.— Er'eni Lawrence. «221 tt. Oakca at.. Tacoma. Northwest Products hy the score, try them and yott'll buy some more. —Louise Hml'h, Rainier. Bo* »*. N. W P. X L. N. W. P. H. O K. —J. D. Leach. i7!4 N. Ferdinand. Tacom*. Northwest Product* mean bust ne«».—J. T. White, 4117 N. 24th St.. Tacoma. t'ae Northwest Product#, and hy their teat you will know you have used the beat.—E. Powell, ludgefleld, R. 1, Box »2. Be a booster, buy the beat; prod ucts made In the great North weat.— Bessie Luce, Llfllwaup. Wash. Buy 'em and try 'em: forever stay by 'cm—Northweat Products—Mr*. Frederick Ounderw>n. I^akewood. Show your loyalty to the North west by inaiatlriK on Pai"flc North, weat Products.—Paul Holbrook, Hay. rnond. Pacific Northwest made for Pacific Northwest trade. —E. L. Klrkland Washington Salesbook company, 1204 Stewart at. GUARANTY CO. MEN BANQUET Every mil*tantlal fidelity and guaranty company Invites minutest Inspection of It* hook* and methods, John R. Bland, president of the ITnlted states Fidelity A Guaranty «>>.. of Baltimore, said at n banquet given by atat* representative* at the New Washington hotel rucaday night. R. Howard Bland. Col. Frank Sup plee of New York and Judge Stephen F. Chadwlck, Henry MolAire, o. B Hupp. John McCoHiater and C. H Campliell, all of Seattle, also spoke. ' RKSOLI TIOVH urging the city council to provkfe music In city park* during the summer and also approving the effort of the city to Isjlld It* own street car* were adopt ed Tuesday evening by the Woman's ! Civic club. WALTKK A VANCE and Harry M<Outre were bound over under sl,oo# bull Wednesday for the frrlf*rfll Brand Jur' by V. H. Cotnmlwloner IL W. McClelland. The men nre a! l**ed to have attempted to dliipraie of boituF government revenue stump*: for u»<- on moonshine liquor BM M HK h< offeeled . v.- ilij. of • 2^.031'.78 on' b budget jillov ..r< < ta#t year, Sheriff Mall Hturulrh i* iie>iulrintf n eheaf of eommendutory letter# from various citizen organiza tion*. I EX-KAISER STANDS AT ATTENTION FOR GOD SAVE THE KING AMKItQKtJKN, Holland, March I, The *pecl*cle of |ho f.unier (Nrtiwn war lord, n Knlwr Wll livtm, in full drt-** uniform brl*t lin* wlih medal*, standing al at trition vvhlle an on hc»tm played Have the Kins." wax tfrant r.l a few privileged visitors at Count llentlmk'* private mutton pldul* show livr* last night. Al the count - * Invitation, the former kaiser, In* mu*tache. now ■■now white, lacking somewhat hla former aggrv**lvenena. but proud and haughty of Ixarliijr aa mr, went with hla ataff to watch an exhibition of the late Hir Krneet Khacklelon's ttouth polo expedl- Hon, a few month* ago It had reached ) *uch a atate of depression that the 1 lumbermen had to reach up to touch j bottom, order* are now coming In j In ever Increastng volume, shut j down mllla are opening up again and j prospect* are for a rapid return to J an entirely healthy condition. WILDING. Mutldltig. which ha* | Seen a virtually dormant Industry for many month*. I* now liegtnnlng to aaaert Itself again and every day bring* an Increase In building per- | nut* issued. KXIHIKT. Foreign trade, hard hit ; by chaotkj foreign eichange. I* on i the mend, now that Kuropeait money ! I* In-ginning to tie worth more than j It coat* to freight It. and Oriental trading la alw> improving aa a re- j milt of the at leant partial removal' of the war menace by the disarm*- ment conference. IN KM FLOY M KMT. All th«we Im provement* have (ended to lessen the ! amount of unemployment, and thla 111 turn b having a good effect on hUAinoMi m general. When people aren't working they don't buy but now (hat Jpba are getting a tittle lee* scarce. merchant* are expert encing a revival of sonu-ttiln* like normal business. Bthe BOM MfIRCHE FLRGFLIN BASEMENT New Spring Merchandise Is Coming Into the Bargain Basement Every Day —at Prices That Are Astonishingly Low Spring Models in Taffeta A $15.00 There Are SO Dresses, in 20 Styles jAfIR Nary, black and brown taffeta made in fashions that are \ new and pretty and unusual. The trimmings are embroid ery, fluting. metallic stitching, cording and embroidered Georgette sleeves. Several of the skirts arc "hooped" on the hips to add to the bouffant effect. Sizes to 40. New Silk Petticoats r $1.95 and $2.95 Unusually good values in Silk Jersey Petticoats in many styles and colors. The 11.95 Skirts are of jersey and jersey with a two-tone mescaline flounce. The $2.95 Skirts are of jersey and have un accordion-pleated ruffle of a many colored pattern. There are a few with accordion-pleated mescaline flounces. The colors are Kelly green, taupe, brown, henna, tan and navy. Mercerized Knit Bloomers, 89c Misses' and Women's bloomers with clastic at waist and knee. In green, gray, navy, black and purple. Babies'DressShoes Turkish Towels —For 79c — A Jobber's Surplus Stock Brown, black and white and brown We were able to buy these Towels at Sizes ' at a much lower price than would or- FOP 98C dinarily be possible. W'hite Kid Shoes trimmed with blue, pink and yellow tassels and buttons and C QQ band about the top. Sizes oto 1. 1 Of mmC FOP $ 1 39 WhitC Turkif<h Towela ' 19x39 inc,ie «- Infants' "First Step" Button Shoe.*. Hand-turned soles, in brown patent pev*. with champagne uppers and taupe. * "* Sizes to 5. White Turkish Towels, 18x38 inches. Advantageous Buying Gives You These Bargains in Stockings and Underwear Women's Fine Ribbed Union Suits with Infants' Fine Cotton Stockings in black bodice or regulation tops and knee and white. Sizes 4' / « to <1 £ length. White and pink. QQ- 6>£. 2 pairs for 25cf pair.. I*>C Sizes 34 to 38 M „ r, o , ~ Women's Lisle Tliread Bloomers with Me " s u ]^J^iSy'aJ ool re-inforced gussets. White Afx ? U ?L S /L ft* and Stnpcd or pink. Sizes 34 to 44... 49 C fc in I n T- m,xtures ' 9Q r Women's Fine Ribbed Vests, low neck, ~ ,Sl , ze * . J? * l l) " ,r - •;• • sleeveless, bodice or crocheted tops, Men s Fine Cotton Socks with seamless also fancy yokes. In pink or feet, medium weight, in gray and cor white. Sizes 3« to 38 ZjC f,ova ! K « iz es_lo to liy s . IP Women's Fiber Stockings with lisle tops, " P n,rs ' or -3c; pair IUC in black, white, sand, beaver, fawn Canvas Gloves, medium and heavy and other shades. Sizes /JQ weights, with knitted wrists; Brown 81/j to 10 D«7C Jersey Gloves with leather-faced Children's Medium Weight Ribbed Cot- fingers. 2 pairs for 25c; -J p* ton Stockings, for boys or girls. In pair IOC black. Sizes <i to 11. 3 for J Canvas Gauntlet Gloves. 50c; pair i i C 3 pairs for 50c; pair A • C Seattle Artist Goes Abroad Finish Samuel Chamberlain —Mwts l>r «•>»• AIM*. MrMrtd* liiudle n\ INIKOTIIV Y.W (101 UI Ibrourl llMtiilwrUm left Hunltar for, Purl*. whert* he will study art far Mvml >mr» ll* wax n nmnbfr of the find rhrn In •n-liHertuf at Ui» I nlvrmlly of Washington right > eur» ago. After hli discharge from the mtvlee at the ctnne of the world war he remained In I "art* fur a time In the atelier of the famous .\l La- Uui. I |«m returning to America he THE SEATTLE STAR May Robson Scores in Farcical Comedy nv <4l JON 111 (.MIS May flobaon and tha at tide nt body of the Unl»ernliy of Wuahlngton | combined Tueaday evening at tha I Metropolitan theater to make a Joy. oua occaalon ovrr tha flrat Seattle lie rfori nance of "It I'aya to Hmlle." 1,4 dramatisation by ICtlMil Watta Mumfnrd from tha atorlen of Nina | VVIIIHJX I'uinatn Miaa Hobaott haa lon* barn a favor Ita with college people thruout tha country, and Tueaday nlght'a exhlbl tlrtn proved 0111 . again Hint liar et.tge |M-raonallty and profeaalonal manner | lama ara accurately calculated to I tickle the fanc|e« of tha undergradu a tea. It In quite likely, too. thnt the general public, will find liar new ve hide ainualng "It I'aya to Until*" la labeled a roninly drama, but |>erhepa It would j lie truer to apeak of It aa farcical j.-oraedy, ft>r It* appeail raata largely | upon aiaggeratod eharnrterlaatlone. !The flrat breath of humor la drawn : whan three loud and aunburned Indl j vldunl* representing a queetlonahle type of Californlan come In contact I with a aplnatar hailing from lloaton attended BoalMl Tech. whara he wan recently graduated. While It atu dent he did many aketchea on Ilia ■bin. aeveral aerlra of which were pul.Hahcl laat year in "The Houae Iteatttlfttl.** Thla winter he returned to Seattle and openad a etudlo In Ilia Kpler block, whara he Had ao much work that ha wiu encouraged to re turn to I'aria to flntah hU atudiea. At tha Northwawt artlnta" ethlhl tlon at the rina Arta he waa award ad an honorable mention. Heverai of hla aketchea will be on exhibition at tha new atudlo of Mlaa Col 11 na to be opened March IS at Harvard eve nnd AtaHft ftt< Mr Chamberlanl In the ao»» of Dr Chamberlain of Aberdeen. Ilia re turn to Heittle'a growing artlata' group will be anticipated with ptaaaure. especially by all thoaa who rejoice when a local boy doea work worthy of a place In 111* front rank of Amatimn artists. Thla claali avokea a storm of naive mirth. Mlaa ttohaon lirrn |hA nvthodl of vaudeville U> put over her comedy. Mhe broadena every geeturr. every Krimn.o, to the point of th« ludlcrotie. And no on* ran deny hrt Ilia quality |of elaetlclty. At th>- mil of the flrat I not ahc drlnka Ilia glnan of ginger |ale meant for the t'allfomlan *II h i '■ Mill* which l.rlnn down ihc houae. Ute BoivMarch£ STORE HOURS—9 A. M. TO 5:30 P. M. Big Savings on Little Folks' Wearables A Lucky Purchase of -jf Rompers til • $1.19 I'eg-top and novelty style yu r-" 1 * ~~T Romper* for baby brother or i sister— all the colorings of Ig_7| ! J spring flower#, in durable ging- I hams or romper cloth. Little Dresses—Special iSSfk $1.50 ! 1 I \ . „A* Dresses for little sisters from 2 to 6 years. Organdie, candy 'v\jl \l striped gingham or dimities, in —■ Ph w hite and colors, with bashes (■*_ 2 and ruffles. BUCOKD I UXIR Thursday*s Lecture 11 to 12 o'clock Growth and Development of the Child >T7« "V Don'bi for Kahy Ik lilt Dr. //. L. Mrtoit. Specialist ff III? A ITU I on l)inta*fa of Children I pJr,\Vv JLt I and Infant«' fiediiifj % SCHOOL M Under th.» Direction or the V State Itoai-d of 1 b'uit h Xfc^raian*^^ Dr. Paul A. Turner. Director Weighing and measuring of babies—l to 3 p. m. ItAIIV KilOl*—aKOOND KLOOIt New Spring Taffeta Dresses Young Misses' and Women's Styles In a Special Selling Event *2 $19.50 m Navy Blue, Brown, r L- V Sketched are four new taffeta itK. frocks that feature the new y lllT\\\ \ P uf f sleeve, hand-made roses. Fri j./ /! 1\ A A__ scalloped hems, bouffant Mired rX I • | " lace collars and I '.<■ AM Other Dresses the | . \ ■J*' WBSiH i' Faced scalloped hems, chenille U „\ , J 1 I 1 /' IIKI braid, basque waists, corded \ \ U'J 1 A Lri ' designs, nail heads, bright /sJ m - ! ored silk fruits, colored em ' \!r t• T\ 71* ' broidered organdie collars and '\| 7l I \ j ' If ' cuffs—the new low waist line. , ,j * / ,jj J! *K • 'P A > The sizes range from 16 to ')] /, i /., • ij A' 1 1L ' V ML" 44, *' vinK the mature woman lij i ( ■/> TV *A « .pportuni., .. pr.fi, b, th, 3 ™ BEOONI) FLOOR V> New Sprin (j Models in Gossard IZ" Corsets _ Style No. 795 i Gossard Corset H »" us^rat -od I Jtlr » ' with an elastic inset sloping: to a high Imck. Reinforced skirt ¥ \ with elastic section over the '■ -» ir\ thigh. Made of pink coutil— .K " -daC [ TT J ) with three pairs of Cf"l ' * lose sll PPorters... V' iOV' mi jif Style 587 J / j ' Gossard Corset I .H (S. /jail model for the average figure If 'i M i —' } ' cou< -" with low bust, medium length skirt and back ' \Tf*rJ?ff''/ heavily boned. d* /* C A [' (» f ; -p" Sizes 25 to 34, at «PU< jU X 7 Style 512 Gossard Corset A short model with elastic top terminating at front with a diaphragm support, in the form of an elastic belt. Made of silk OO figured batiste *J>£j«vlvr 81COOND !'UX)T! TIIK HON MARCHI3 Lengths of Percales 15c Good Blue Calico 8c Yard Lijfht colors in striped and figured patterns. lengths l - m) °. f *°od Blue Calico with neat white " . , „ , . A ~ , figures, 24 inches wide, and suitable for aprons, to JO yards, full yard wide—suitable lor aprons ana dosses und children's clothes, dresses. THIRD FLOOR-THE HON MARCHE THIRD FLOOR—THE DON MARCHE Thla and other bit* of comedy equally f uitllliir ii ml Ingenlou*. aprlnkled thickly With puna, alung and the milder form* of profanity, ctuwaoter lae the performance. Margaret liorougn »a "Pearlie*," llenry Cruel,y na J'lnto |V|((, and l>oti Harrington aa l>l<k Talhot, give • Intruder portrayal* In key with Mlaa ItolMon'a atyla. They are all Imleter oua, elnpditrh. nnd olherwlae true to the vaudeville tradition TuaadJiy night the ainr w*« pr'- aented with a bo* ot <utidy, wan greeted on her flrat appearance by organised cheera frotii the ma*a of atudanta, and wan entertained l>e tween acta by certnln fun making on the part of raitipua i-ontedlatui. The play will run for the remain der of the week, with the cuatomary inutlneea. . : r±H Two Charming New Spring Aprons $1.95 Make Their Bow on Apron Thursday Always something new for Apron Thursday— this time it's two models -one of plain and colored jringham, the other of black und white checked percale with red cherries appliqued on the pockets, front and wish—and it's piped in red. MESOOND KLOOK—THE BON MARCITE Mid-Week Food Shop Offerings Armour's Star Eastern Hams 38c Pound From corn-fed stock—sold by the whole or half ham. —Armour's Star Sliced Bacon, highest grade—lb. ; Vs lb. 29f. Bon Marche Bread Large Loaves 10c —Butterhorns. 2 for 15e; 5 for 25< k . —Jelly Rolls 15<\ 2 for 25*; Pecan Bars. 30f dozen. Fruit liars at the Basement Counter, lOf dozen. Counter Lunch 35c UPPBR MAIN KIiOOK—TIIK HON MARCHES Club steak, potatoes, stewed tomatoes, apple pie and ice cream, coffee or milk. SEVERAL lines of canned goods and other goods to be closed out to make room for our enlarjr?d lunch counter—lots are too small to advertise. See them for yourself. UPPER MAIN K^OOR—THK RON MARCHK For Thrifty Housewives fIPNR Water Tumblers 5c Each ly-vl Serviceable Glass Table Tumblers m ■ S the "Colonial" shape—attractive and dur able and especially low in price. —J Say* Europe Mutt Proceed Carefully "Any rhar.jr In thi »<«noml« oon dliloni of (hs ruitN>fifl of <*ritrti rop>. must k tuil« il<wl)r, Too mpM « r;hang< will mean aawtcr* Thla la tha opinion of Dr. '.'haifa* L'pton Clark, rwntly r»'urn»<J from a Umr of <i»rnnrif, llunnrjr, n„. fn.miu itrul uihrr mH n , llona, who adrtrMMd an ull ur/tr«f ully HJWrnWy TU'Kiay on "' 'mm Kurop<- Todujr."