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 ............. "  ..... .... BENI; II FTHE SELECTING0[00 00Todayl ..... &apos; INTI00A S.KJ00 T00HJ00S 0/) THE J00I( y o o R w A L L P A P E R E,'ery ad in this eo|eem is 11ew each| week. Yon will find bnrgains in F arm l • r your son l,aods, B u s i n e s s Opportunities, Seeds, with a kindly reassurance, "you'll would all have a real feed. he'll make much ofahand," remarked Ever thought of giving sln learn." Now I had seen my parents cook at [ another, "but we ,n forget that if partnership in the farm business?a Wall Paper Has Renaissance---- otherPlants'thingsSt°ck'youPnulirY'are interestedEggs' in.and many. WRITE TIIEM PeR FURTHER IN- FORMMION. I I I {FOREWORD rou now, I scarcely know where to begin. It is my purpose to treat of the Big .Bend country. But how I shall treat it I, at this moment, do not know. Not an especially pleas- ant outlook, is it? I ant attempting to prepare the reader, however, for this rather unstable position. I shall tell you the more interest- ing of my own experiences and ob- servations through four suntmers spent in the Big Bend harvest fields. If you like to meander (as I can prom- ise you you shall in these sketches) 1 invite you to come along. If you enjoy the smell of new-mown hay, if you wish to hear of the struggles of farmers and ranchers to eke out a living from a soil which may become a land flowing with milk and honey t given water, if you like to see these men in their common everyday work clothes, if you like to meet harvest hands (often the drifters of the earth), it' you wish to join me in the humor and pathos of these people of the Big Bend i can assure you that we are upon a mutual footing ttnd will enjoy each other's companionship im- mensely. But if these things do not interest you remember that ] have given you fair warning! I Go to the Harvest I was a young,man, a very young man, when I first went to the harvest fields. I was eighteen. Now that I "You'll Sleep Upstairs." After my neighbor and he had shown me around the place he took me to the barn. "You'll sleep upstairs there," he said. I had expected this and was prepared. Taking my roll of bedding I climbed to the loft. Dis- tinctly I remember that loft. It was filled with alfalfa; the odor was mag- nificent. I sat down, unrolled my bed- ding, spread it out, sat down on it. and proceeded to write a letter. I told of the fine cold water fresh from the well, what a fine man Mr. Metcalf was and how I was at the moment seated in a loft filled with new-mown hay. Oh. I tell you I was a real enthusiast for the great out of doors and the simple life! I pictured it as the ideal, the paradise where one worked hard, ate heartily, and slept the whole night long. I had just fin- ished reading David Orayson's "Ad- ventures in Contentment." I was perfectly primed for such a recital. That day, Sunday, I met John, the "spike pitch." John was about thirty and had a wooden leg. He was brawny, weighed perhaps one hundred and seventy pounds and seemed a very decent fellow. He suggested that afternoon that we go hunting. I was all for it. Here I was starting on the great out-of-doors life already! John Does the Hunting, That afternoon we went. John car- ried the gun and did the shooting. It This is the first of a series of sketches about the Big Bend country. The author looks back upon his experiences when he entered the harvest fields for the first time. He was as "green as they make 'era." This greenness is shown conclusively in the first sketch. These sketches aim to be of the soil• In the preface the writer calls the reader's attention to this in advance. look back upon it I wonder, I marvel, how I had the intrepidity. You see l was brought up in the city. For some unexplainable reason when I arrived at eighteen I got the harvest bug. I announced my harvest intentions to my parents. Straightway I was rebuked. "Why, boy," my father scoffed, "you can't stand that work." He spoke as if he knew whereof he spoke. "You aren't big enough or strong enough for that work." By way ,-,mlanation I must say that I was (and am) only a utl aver five feet tall and weighed (and do weigh) a slight one hundred and twenty-five pounds• But as vigorously as my father protested I lust as stoutly maintained that I wan strong enough and that I € do the work. I kept me hustling to keep pace with him; i was surprised at his agility. We arrived at a small ponti, sank be- hind some dense bushes by the wa- ter's edge and waited. Some ducks appeared. John lifted the gun and when he finished three birds lay floating upon the water. I now discovered my "hunting" role. "Now, Shorty," he said, "you can take off your clothes and wade out and get them." This was a favor. I appreci- ated this and, although I did not relish wading out into that dirty hole I wauld not let him know it for the world. So with celerity I removed my clothes and waded out. I remem- ber distinctly that the water came nearly to my chin and was cozy and grace, he acquiesced. I Get the Job. Our next door neighbor, being a re tired Big Bend farmer, consented to get me a job. About a week later he announced that I was to be a header- box driver. Now, I didn't know a header-box from a dry goods box and as far as driving was concerned I knew still less• But these did not mar my reception of the news• I had a harvesting Job, and I would soon be on my way to Creston! " About a week later the next door neighbor took me to the country in his automobile• He introduced me to his brother, Jim Metcalf, a tall, slen- der, dark-skinned middle aged man, and the owner and foreman of the ranch. He looked me over rather quizzically. "So this is the young man you were telling me about, Frank?" he questioned, looking at his brother. Then turning to me: "Have you had any experience handling horses?" No, I hadn't. (He soon dis- covered this.) "Well," he concluded If you are ailing examine your mouth to see if your gums bleed• If ao YOU HAVE PYORRHEA. Our AITISEPTIC MOIffJl WASH for treatment of Pyorrhea will cure or money will be refunded. Ask your Druggist. SEND FOR BOTTLE, SOc-90c UNITED PAINLESS DENTISTS 10S Srd Ave. Seattle 80 Years Treatin the Disease. t Any klnd of Radio Sets manufac- tured to order. Send for full infor- mation, prices, etc., on sets or parts. INTERCITY MARINE W, R•, INC, Factory Main Office 8S Columbia St. 222 Rlne St. SEATTLE But I got the ducks. As I came wading out John remarked that he was certainly sorry he couldn't come in and take a little swim himself. The leg bothered him, when he was in water, he said. Then we started for the ranch. It was during this. walk that I made a most serious mistake. John sighed-- audibly. I asked him what was the trouble. Well, he wished there was someone at the house who could cook the ducks. All of the women folks were away, he said, and the rest of the crew would probably be there for supper. It would sure be fine, if some one could cook those ducks. They Sizing Him Up• "The sheriff was sick week before last," related the landlord of the Pe- tunia tavern, "and Constable Slack- putter had to go over to Bigville and bring back a forger who had worked the bank here. The scalawag was a slim, harmless-looking young feller, while Slack has the appearance of having been left laying out in the weather ever since last season. On the train the officer had the prisoner handcuffed to him for safety sake. Several nice old ladies seemed to dis- approve of Slack, and one went so far as to remark that it undoubtedly served him right, for she would vow and declare that he was the most desprit-looking villain she had ever beheld." At a recent potato show, a club boy competed with his father in the open class and won firsts to his father's seconds. 1Rew 00olinoton 00ote[ I 200. Roow--150. 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HORSES All kinds for all classes of work Farm, Logging, Road Work, Etc• Light and Heavy Teams. Harness of all kinds. RAINIER STABLES. home. In fact, I had ventured into the culinary art myself as far as bacon and eggs and coffee and hotcakes• 1 wanted to be accommodating; most of all, I wanted to make a favorable impression upon the men. I made the great decision: I volunteered my services. Yes, I Could Cook. John was overjoyed. So I could cook, could I? Yes, I had cooked some---I could cook. Well, that was he cooks this way ferus every week." I began swelling up "Sit Dowd,:Boys'" A nice brown came over the meat. I decided it was eady. "All right, boys, I yelled, were ready, sit down,, here it comes." I :emoved the meat to a platter and marched to the table. My, how those fellows beamed! As the platter made the rounds they waited expectantly, :breathlessly for it to reach them. I hurried to the kttch. A hay harvesting scene in the Big Bend country. The  gener- ally precedes the wheat harvest a few days, during which hands get "warmed up" for the longer run ahead. The author of the accompanying article does not go thtlh this toughen- ing stage. He enters the field not knowing whether a hos collar goes on up or down. There are several other things that he deos  know when he first enters the country, _ sure fine. We might have a feast every Sunday. When we reached the farm I start- ed the fire while John and one of the men cleaned the ducks. Soon they were ready: I proceeded. I knew it was customary to dip meat in flour and to have the grease in the frying pan good and hot. Both of these l did• Then I put the chunks into the pan and soon a delicious odor arose. I could hear snatches of the conversa- tion of the men in the other room. "Well, it looks like the kid is sure all right," I heard one of them say. I tingled all over. "He don't look like en for something Lh couraging them as Yi to it. In a noment I rel recall it an ominous: the room. I did not:J time, however. I sa up a piece of duc tered. I sank my tee That is, I tried to! I looked up and fouh on me. °This surpr to my piece of duck. No I began  forgotten, on- ted Just to go ned• Now as I fence hung over ,tice this at the [own and picked My mouth wi- h into the meat. men, though, every eye fixed me. I turned iwasn't cooked. laughed up- HOMEMAKE00 S' u,u, Conducted by Alice Lindsey Webb, News Editor; and Lincoln R, Lounsbury, Agricultural Exten P Christmas makes an ideal time to present the proposition to him• roariously, l laughed shrilly with a high feminine intonation. Then all of a sudden I stopped; for I found that I was the only one who saw the joke. That was my introduction to the men. They had sized me up when they first saw me, and, although they knew I was green and had never har- nessed a horse they had expected that I could at least cook. I had failed miserably. As a result my stock dropped perhaps twenty-five per cent• I found that I had a tremendous handicap to overcome. Next week comes "l Am Dubbed" and a description of one of the horses, "Barney," which ShoWy drives• "Bar- ney" is everything a horse should not be---verythlng from A to Z, [ W/00HINGTON NEWS By action of the board of regents of the University of Washington two months ago, the salary of President Henry Suzzallo has been increased from $12,000 to $18,000 a year$1500 a month. Depositors of the Citizens' State bank at Grandview, which closed its doors, held a meeting recently• They gathered to talk over their losses without harsh words or criticism and took steps toward reorganization of the bank. The Women's University club of Se- attle moved into a new $110,000 club house recently. Mrs.Nancy L. Van Doren, 80 years, a widely known educator of the west and for many Years identified with the State College of Washington, died December 10. Wenatchee lodge of perfection, Scot- fish Rite Masons, was constituted re- cently by Spokane officers of the or- der. There were 84 candidates inlti. ated, giving the lodge, with the 40 who had already taken the work, 125 members. According to figures from Darwin State College of Washington, Use and Alteration of Commercial Pate.tin sired. As they are cut according to a series of average measurements ir- regularities in a person's figure are not taken into account. Waist patterns are purchased ac- cording to the bust measure, which should be taken around the fullest 9art of the bust. If the bust measures of the pattern comes in even sizes as 34, 36 or 38, and the bust measure of the person is 35, 37 or 39, It is us- ually best to choose the next larger size of pattern, unless the bust is very large in proportion to the rest of the figure. Skirt patterns are chosen according to hip measures, which should be taken around the fullest part of the hips from five to seven inches below the waist line. Small children's patterns are usual- ly purchased according to the age of the child. Study of Patterns, As an opened pattern can not be returned, it is well to read the direc- tions carefully before opening. All pieces of the pattern should be studied and a general idea formed of the way in which they are to go together be- fore any cutting is done. Pieces that are not to be used should be placed back into the envelope. Study the guide chart, if there is one, so as to help in laying the pat- tern on the material in the most eco- nomical way• Make note o£ seam and hem allowances, of notches for Joln- ings, and of perforations,for straight of material and for placing on folded edges. The position of notches should be marked by a basting of col- ored thread or by using a tracing wheel or chalk. Do not cut notches in the material as "Toe generous notches sometimes made by a slip of the scis- sors may make serious difficulty." Testing Patterns. Commercial patterns should be  CHRISTMAS GIFTS t FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. • ' " RICHARDSON 1222 2nd Ave• Seattl DR. HARRY CONE EyeSight Expert Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted We Sell, Buy or Exchange. DO Repairing and Re. building. Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded. Y't+, Can't Beat That. 91" SUNDwALL Second Ave. Seattle BOOK ON DOG DISEASES and how to feed. Mailed free to any address by the author. H. CLAY GLOVER CO., INC. 129 West 24th St., Pioneer New York, N; Y. Dog Remedies measured up measures of be made cutting. + n." '  then be cut I gown or skirt, lines are the material : Meisnest, graduate manager of ath- letics, the University of Washington, in the football season which closed individual Thanksgiving day, netted $30,000 on wher- the games. This is pronounced the central heating plant at Whitman eel. ;ht legs. make sure that all before cutting into The December snowfall "at Spokane, according to the record of the United ,and skirt will be considered. Anyther part +of he mttern, such as llars, Cuffs, baz is, and belts are determined later by choice and are dependent for size on alterations itself. To increase back and ront, slash straight line from center through waistline. Then the pieces the desired amount so as to give 1-4 of the whole amount needed in both back and front. (Fig. 1.) To decrease bust and front, lay a-f0!d on bothpleces of the pattern onis line drawn from the center of the sltoulder through to waist llne. This 1Old should take up 1-4 of the amount' needed to be de- and fronL creased on bothback (Fig. 2). !! :( l __LJ i i (How to lengthen waist patterns wt 1 be taken up next time.) (To be continued,) Demonstration work in sheep breed- ing has had a marked effect on wool production in Montgomery countY, Ind., as is shown by the fact that in 1918, 10,000 pounds of wool were pro- duced in the county, while in 1921 the sheep breeders' association alone pooled and markt'ed more than six carloads. On a "tOur of farms on which sheep breeding and feeding demonstrations wore being conduct- ed in 1921, under direction of the county agent, 38 automobiles were re- qutred to accommedate the people In- terested, while in 19"18, on a similar tour, only 6 were needed. States weather bureau, December_ 9 passed December, 1891, when 22.2 inches fell in the entire month. It is the second largeSt Snowfall in the 41 rears of the weather office, being ex- ceeded only by December, 1889, the winter following the Spokane fire, when 31 1-2 inches fell. The Western Intercollegiate Associ- ation of Student Presidents will hold its spring session on the campus of the State College of Washington, at the invitation of Milton Endslow, Spo- kane, Cougar student body president. For the third successive year, the University of Washington rifle team defeated the University of California sharpshooters, in the first indoor match of the season, with a score of 1801 points to 1798. Reports show that the present year has been one of prosperity and busi- ness activit in the State of Washing. an especially in the Puget Sound sec- tions. The yield of apples in Wash- ington this year is estimated at 21,- 312,000 bushels and with estimated shipments of 28,000 cars with prices from 30 to 85 cents a box lower than in former years. Washington mills .have produced 389,431 barrels of flour, a decided increase over the preceding year. Disclosure that ihe Washington or- ganization's plan of pooling wheat for marketing has spread through the middle west, and that a giant pool of perhaps 50,000,000 bushels will be handled through the American Wheat Growers, Associated, recently organ- ized, which will handle the crop of its members, was made recently to directors by President R. V. Perringer of the Washington association• At a recent meeting of the state farm bureau federation's executive committee with cqunty farm bureau presidents and secretaries and mem- bers of the legislature, it was decided to move the state headquarters of the farm bureau to Spokane ad to hold the annual meeting at Walls Walla, beginning January 15• The state ex- ecutive committee unanimously ap- proved the proposal. It" was also de- cided to issue the State farm bureau paper from the Spokane office. The paper Will be printed by the Western Newspaper association. More than $2,500,000 was saved to the farmers of the state of Washing- ton through the extension department of the state College, according to the report made annually by that depart. mont. Shun Shoddy Things-- Watch Color. Article No• 8. The universal use of wallpaper for the decoration of the walls of the home, office, hotel, school, hospital and other buildings, with its combined beauty and utility, the great improve. ment in its artistic qualities during the past 10 years and its availability makes it a fit subject for our serious consideratiOn. There is no questioning the fact that wallpaper has passed through a period of renaissance during the last few years. There is no article in the Wall paper may be unobstrusive as a background for your pictures urniture, as in the abovo sketch, or it can be made domi- nant tO supply lack of other so. , line of manufactured goods-that txas shown as much improvement from the Standpoint of artistic quality during this period, and this fact has made it the supreme medium for the decora- tion of walls and ceilings, whether the ¢o SO% off MEN WANTED• Truck driving, + auto repairing, battery igni- tion, vulcanizing and welding. Write for big free catalog, and special plan• ttemphill Auto and Engineering school. 304 E. Pike, Seat- tle. Wash. [tlltonomah Drag Saw saves money, At your dealers or write for information. E. D. Cosper, Port Orclmrd, Wash. Buy accredited Hatchery Chicks. $15 per hundred. January nnd February delivery. Write for particulars. The White Ha|chery, l?etaluma, Calif. RAW FU RS HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR RAW Furs. Write for Price List. Ship your furs to Northwest Fur Exchange, Inc., 75 Yesler Way, Seattle, Wash. ___ ....... --± _ .. desired effect, is not the slightest ex- cuse for the use of ugly walt cover- ings. Add to its beauty, its utllty, and you have a happy combination which is available for the architect, the decorator and the home maker. Help Yourselfl Luck? The failure's alibi! Fate? The lack of nerve to try! Fortune smilesreflect her grin Youjust youcan help you win! --Mfllard Crowdus. We make bobbies, switches, curls, puffs and pompadours out of your cut hair or combings. Send them to Fac- tory Hair Store or Har-Lin.Za Beauty Parlor, 1529 3rd Ave., Seattle, Wash. --Adv. Cold weather is here. It has been found that slightly warm water given to dairy cows increases their milk production. Hotel Butler -- Seattle's leading down-town hotel. 200 beautiful outside rooms from $1,50 up. Wonderful care. Music and entertalnment.Adv. Clean milk is the foundation of the child's diet. Every growing child should consume at least a pint and a half a day. It takes feed to make the chickens lay eggs and it takes feed to make the pullets grow. , ,, , , , MRNTION YOUR HOME PAPER WHEN ANSWERING THESE ADVERTISEMENT8 I Every advertiser in this column wishes to do business with you. Look through the Guid I yourand seeshoppingif theYtripsCan fillin Seattle.y°ur wants. Write them .... for further mformatmu Use thi Guide :n ! tCCOUNTANTS -- CERTIFIED PUBLIC MACHINERY. APRONS -o e Apron-s.- The  -prow Shop, ad Bldg,- Sattle.  .... CHIROPRACTOR. Learn Chiropractic in our Large Free Clinic. Day and Evening Classes. Seattle College of Chiropractic. C. tL Grunwald, D. 0., Mgr. Room 6 to 18, Economy Bldg. Seattle. COSTUMES--HEMSTITCHING. tumes Rend. Sutherland's, 516 Eitel Bldg. Hemstitching 8c per yard. --------CRE WANTED--Cream and egg shtp ta. We pay top market picea according te {fades. Hon- est treatment on every shipmen Quick Re. turns. MUTUAL CREAMERY C., 72 Colum- bia St., Seattle. CURTAIN AND BLANKET CLEANERS Aetna Curtain leaner  and Westlake. Blankets, 50c pair. Curtains stretched with- out pin holes 40c pair. DENTISTS Honest Deatlstry at Honest Prlcea Have your work done by us and it will be done right the first time. All work guaranteed. • STERLING DENTISTS, l at Ave, & Pike St. Seattle r Wash. DiIfERWARE, GLASSWARR & POTTERY" Pacific Coast China Co., Largest line in the Northwest o! Dinner- ware, Glaswaro, White Chilis for Decorating and Materials. ,903 3rd Av near Marion. SEATTLE DOCTOR. , Amertca-n Band Blg., Kidneys, bladder, venereal diseases. Cnitory-Urittary, S1€ SU, RAiable BloOd test. Men-Women. Dr. Donaway, 205 Yale Bldg. 20 Oacidental, Seettleb Wash• structions preparing eoyp . Aom e ngravmg UO, FL-OL DESIGNS td leery. City Flower Shop, 3rd Ave, at ames St• FURS turers of.every description of furs, fur gar- ments and fur novelties. owrful h.and stump pullers, holat-abagle • ann aoubleflrums, hay hoists, hand hoists, true hoists• #. l'eter. 2510 0buries St. Seat. tl6. MILLINERY 201 Commercial Bldg. 6 weeks' ¢ouree $S5. i Qolt that wo,00 1.,,, { I BER TRADE. Barbers are making | I big money, and have ate work the year { I round• It is easily l_aed. We can  { I you m a few weeks, place you in a Eood I | potation, or little shop of your own. Oall I ! or write MOLER BARBER OOLLEQE, ! i 228 Oceidental Ave•, Seattle, 151S Paolfl¢ ! Ave. Tacoma Central Bldg., Seattle. PHONOGRAPH RECORDS Phts, supplies and re rs. 8 i I Westlake Ave., Sedte• PHYSICIAN, -- PI.dVrING  POULTRY Baby Chicks, 10c to 16c each. Ih Hatchery. 1720 Rockefeller Ave., Evm'ett. Wash. "" ffeffeA'i'd;: + Wash. Neile Ladies, have your reneh heels taken off and the newest heels put fortahle. "re pay charges on tee workmanship and material shop on coast. FOXES and Boat Lumber. Aw., Seattle. HOTELS on irstr tand Columbia, two blocks from Co a Dock. Rooms, 75e and up. Weekly rates, 608 Pike St•. Seattle• $8.75 and up• Modormi conveniences. Free --------= phone in every room. ....... • Co., 1923 3rd Ave. I HOTEL BARKER--Rooms $1.50 1 ! 6th nd P,ke." In the heart of Theatre and ! PERFECTION 'IJTF'; ,,--*u, I Sh°rpin District,,,,, [ I manufactured , Western WalUm= I 4+7 9tb A 'e:  Glendale 0068; U, I, Ul['LIlltl Night, RL 0572 { Edmo,d 6X4. 11 klnds of we41 woz 81 W Wash St. Seattle lq.eIlable Male Help [ o • " :'•'-- r" skilled" furnished" vwo  +tuur=, of all kinds (stlle o ,n )  . I ." free on short notice for 0oustruction work.  HU/s new strF. ZlaV Mad- Saw Mills Lggings Oamps, PIIzS, Dairlea, {sea T, wigan spee.ialty,