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Page Two m,i e THE MONROE MONITOR--Monroe, Washington Friday, January 14, 1927 THE MONROE MONITOR Consolidated with MONROE INDEPENDENT By J. J. REARDON & SON PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Entered as second-class matter at the post-office at Monroe, Washing- ton, und'er the act of March 3, 1879. NEWS AND CRIME Three great American newspapers have expressed three different view- points as to th treatment of crime or scandal news. Said Charles A. Dana of the now extinct Sun: "What God is wi,lling to let happen, I am willing to print it my paper." Say the New York Times; "We print all the news that's fit to print," and that includes crime news. Says the Christience Science Montor; "We record only the happy hours," mean- ing that they leave out the crime, all deaths, scandal, accidents and trage- dy. The point of view of the New York Times prevails on most good newspapers. It permits the use of crime news, but it does not exploit er sensati.onalize it. "All crime is a part of society." say these editors. The foregoing js an extract from a  brilliant article in the Ohio News- paper.. To this we mght add that some time since the pastor of a small! church organization in Fostoria was vexed because the newspapers on Monday did not surpass in news in- terest the capacity of his modest but worthy church edifi'ce. "Why," he writes idignantly, "do you not pub- lish sermons like this instead of CRIME NEWS?" And yet his re- ligion and livelihood date back to one of the greatest crimes in historyp and graphic descriptions of it are depend- ed upon to keep the interest alive!-- Fostoria (Ohio) Daily Times. The Life of an Old Horse The P. I. tells the following good story on the old hay burner, the ever faithful. "The other day a horse named Billy died down near Rushvi.lle, Ill. If Billy had lived until this January he would have been, according to ac cepted records, forty years old. When Billy was a colt there was not an automobile, or even the prom- ise of an automobile, in the world. For road transportation, farm er- rands, and' much of farm labor, the horse was king. The pony, wieh an Indian astride, was one of the most familiar sights on the streets of Se- attle, then a rather small town. When Billy was ten years old (and already a horse) there were only 600 cars in the whole United States. Now in the state of Washington as a whole there are probably more cars than horses, and in Seattle the proportion may be something lke 25 to 1. Yet Billy need not have died ,of de- spair. There are still about 17,000,- 000 of his race in the country; with a value of well over a billion dollars: and the breed of the best horses is right along. If. you don't believe it, go to the stock sh'6w and see. Maybe an automobile manufac- tured this year will still be in run- ning order when the airplane will be as much the ruler of transportation as the motor car is now. Time brings revenges. And one thing  pretty certain. The automobile, in spite of all it has done. is doing, and will do for the country, can never replace the horse in the feelings of its owner. When Billy died the press of the state sat un and took notice. Who cares when the old car is junked?" J Ancient Spanish City Holds OFn-Air Court Justice, swift and certain, is meted out every Thursday morning at the Tribunal de las Aquas, or the Court of the Waters, in the Spanish city of Valencia. The courtroom is the pave- ment, open to the blue sky, and has been thus for five centnries. The Judges' bench is a sofa. appearing from some mysterious hiding place, and a portable I, ron railing provides the bar of Justice. There are seven Judges. The plaintiff makes his state- ment, then the defendant states his side of the case. Any interruption brings a fine. One Judge announces the verdict and there is no appeal from the decision. Neither the gov- ernment of Spaic nor that of Valencia has any part in the court, yet they honor its acts. None of the decisions is ever recorded and no lawyers are permitted to appear before the Judges. Natlonal Geographic Society Bul- letin. Unshaed 5alnts English artists in stained glass have been perturbed by the complaint of the chancellor of the diocese of Ces= ter that ecclesiastical windows do the saints sparse Justice in presenting these holy men wearing beards. Art- ists In stained glass retort that they aspire to present their subject with as much accuracy as possible, and that history shows most of the saints wore beards, especially as they labored in countries where conditions rendered shaving difficult and unusual. Thus, despite protests of the offended chan- cellor, stained-glass windows in churches will in future, as in the past. present views of saints "bearded Like the pard." Vancouver--Construction work has begun on the first $4,000 unit of e big laundry plant. Seattle--Forest experts say north- west forests are good for 100 years at the present rate of cutting. No Washington state banks failed during 1926. The Higher Li?e What i know is that there Is more in life than anything man can do or say, that there is an immortal spirit whose history, whose struggles, whose victories and defeats give the whole meaning to this life which is only one short paragraph in the book of that greater life. These are our fleshy con- ditions and we must obey them, but' through them, always, we must be waiting, listening, for ever at atten- tion to catch the movement of that other life. Your honor, your courage, your sacrifice, your gentleness, kind- liness, if you lose these things you had as well be a sheep's carcass hanging In any butchers.--Hagh Walpole. Porpoises Visit America In the mouth of the mighty St. Law- rence river, and often, when It is very stormy, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence may be seen the huge slow-moving porpoises. About the color of dirty sea water. these huge fish, some of them six to eiglR feet long, slowly appear on the surface of the water and slowly dive with the motion of a big revolving wheel. Porpoises are 'now chiefly prized for the oil and leather which they yield, although they, as well as their cousins the dolphins, were once an article of diet. A Janitor o? Arts Charlie Johnson had for several years served faitlffully as the care- taker of the "South building," one of the dormitories at the University of North Carolina. One day he came Into the president's Office and pre- sented his resignation. Docto Battle expressed some re- gret, saying that he hated to lose him. "Yaas, sir," replied Charlie, "bin you see it's dis way, Mr. President. You know I'se a preacher, and de bishop at de las' conference has done sent me down to Tarboro, N. C., 'cause he says dat charge needs a university mall l" Jealousy to Order fqow look Jealous l" commanded a director of a young actor he was test. ing in a close-up. The young actor tried his best; he looked pained, dis- gusted, angry, but the facial expres- sion of Jealousy eluded him. "I guess you can't do it," grumbled the direc- tor. He called another actor. The discomfited youth sank into a chair and watched his rival step in front of the camera. After a mpment the director turned sharply to the youth in the chair. "That's ttl" he cried. 'Hold that exprelou I" An( he grabbed the youth and forced him in front of the lena 00good cold weather starter now more dependable than ever Probably no single feature of Dodge Brothers Motor Car has been more widely talked about and commended than the power and promptness of the starter. The new two-unit starting and lighting advances Dodge Brothers leadership in this important respect still further. ! There are now no moving starter parts when'the car is in motion--no starter chain--no noise--no wear. The new starter is even more DEPENDABLE than the old, and far simpler and more compact in constructior" Many other major improvements have been added during the past twelve months, all vitally affecting performance and in- creasing value far beyond the apparent measure of current Dodge Brothers prices. Touring Car ......................... :...= ............. $795 Coupe ........................................................ 845 Special Sedan ............................................. 945  F. O. B. Detroit C. E. ARMANTROUT 3014 Rucker Ave., Everett Phone Main 258 ..Ml , We Alao Sell lndable Used C ' ! :!, BROTHelaS MOTOR00 CARS. lU I I I Trace Linh Between Wickedness and A e Hygiene and eugenics will eowldm to extend the mltural term. of ]l[IJlltD llfe in the opinlotl of Professor illlx Icy. The birth rate will contlnuo to fall. As a result the 'not distant fu ture will be confronted with a notabh, change in the relative number el young and old people. The elders will bulk larger in the statistics than they do today. However gratifying the prolongathm of life may be from the standpoint" of tile individual, tim social effects threat- en to be deplorable. Considering to what a pretty pass the world has al- ready been brought by the wicked old men and the old men of the tribe, we can only shrink from a future In which the old men will be more numerous and, by definition, wlckeder than ever. A world as foreseen by Julian Iluxley and behaving as described by his brother, Aldous Huxley, would be a rather terrible world. One can only cast about for a cure. Euthanaslaas a corrective to eugenics Is too heroic a remedy, aside from tim fact that the old men, being more than ever in control of the parliament and tile legislatures, will refuse to pass laws for the peaceful extirpation of hale but obnoxious old men. Prob- ably the easier answer is to promote facilities for keeping old men young. They seem to be wUling enouglL More than ever the problems of leisure looms up. How is one to keel) out of mischief a man who works five days a week and six hours a day and refuses to die before he is ntnety?New York Times. I Sundials Told Mayans of Passage of Time Recent discoveries in the ruined Maya city of Copse have proved that the Mayas' method of counting the pea'sage of time was of a highly ac- curate nature. The inhabitants of the city had in reality a form of gigantic sundial for obtaining the,necessary data by taking observations from an eastern hilltop to' a pillar of stone or etela erected on a prominent western hill approximately four and a half miles away across the valley in which lay the city. Clear evidence has been found that a correction was made at some date after the western stela had been set up, by the fact that the col- umn was moved from its original posl. tion in the center of the stone base to another position farther north. The correction was made when the mov- able New Year's day fell on the same date as the commencement of the Mya agricultural year. In the first place the sun set directly behind the western stela on April 9 and Septem- ber 2, but after the removal the dates were altered to April 5 and Septem- ber 6.--Illustrated London News. t Trained Elephants When Gee. "Chinese" Gordon took an Indian elephant and mahout to Af- rica for the purpose of training the African elephants he was only repeat- ing history, says the Philadelphia Pub. lie Ledger. For antiquarians believe that the African elephants which were used by Hannibal in his crossing of the Alps were inferior to the Indian ones and that they were for the most part controlled and guided by Indian mahouts. Polybius is quoted as saying that at the battle of Raphia, Antio- chus had Indian and Ptolemy Af- rican elephants. These animals, de- picted on Carthaginian coins, are clearly of the African type, as shown :by their large ears. The indications are that the art of elephant training in those early days originated in India and was brought from there to Africa. Lottery's Golden Days In the naughty Eighteenth century, before the British people became so virtuous, the lottery was a public event almost more pa]pitatng thnn the lord nmyor's show. "Today," writes Swift to Stella In 1710, "Mr. Addison, Colonel Frelnd anti I went to see the million lottery drawn at Guild hall. The Jackanapes of bluecoat boys gave themselves such airs In pulling out the tickets and show'd white hands open to the eonlpany, to let us see there was no cheat." In 1711 a son of Lord Abercorn won 4,400 in the lottery. Today it flourishes inost magnificently in Spain, but In Enghmd, also, in a modest way, at church bazaars; for lotteries are not wicked at bazaars." Great Writer's Dark Days Not many know that the author of "Little Women," when a young wom- an, went out to do housework from sheer poverty. It was in 1858, when she was in her twenty-first year, that she wrote In her Journal: "In May, when school was closed, I went to L. as a second girl. I needed the change, could do the wash, and was glad to earn my $2 a week. Home in October with $82 for my wages." The family certainly needed the $82. It was about this time that Bronson Alcott rwent west to make his fortune lecturing or something and came back I00onro theatre "The Little House With Big Pictures" [][u[[[[][]i|u[] Saturday, January 15- *TOM MIX* in "Canyon of Light" Comedy"Why, George!" t)l[i["(]jD[|u[) Sunday, January 16-- *MONTE BLUE* and *DOROTHY DEVORE* in "The Man Upstairs" Fox News Comedy--"Che@ Suey and Noodles" gfBr] Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Jan. 17-18-19- *THOMAS MEIGHAN* in "Tin Gods" Comedy--"Ba,bes in the Jungle" 3[][HItt Thursday and Friday, January 20-21- *RICHARD DIX* and *LOIS WILSON* in "Let's Get Married" ComeT--"Cuckoo Love," Monroe National Farm Loan Association For Snohomish and King Counties Best Loans for Farmers Amortization Plan- 5 per cent interest; equal semi-annual payments. 34 years' time. Applicants must live on farm. Maximum loan: $25,000.00. Limit: 50 per cent of land value, plus 20 per cent of buildings. Commission 1 per cent. Filing fee $5.00 to $25.00 ao- cording to amount of loan. 5 per cent of loan must be taken in Assooiation Stock, acceptable as money in final settlement. E. T. BASCOM. See'y-Treas., Monroe, Wash. I I I I Wagner Lumber Company Telephone 201 No. 1 Common Dimension ............ $16.00 to $18.00 per M No. 1 Common Shiplap and Boards ............ $18.00 per M No. 1 Common Small Timbers ...................... $20.00 per M No. 2 Common Dimension 8 to 20 ft .......... :$13.00 per M No. 2 Common Shiplap and Boards ............ $13.00 per M Flooring, Drop Siding and Cefling....$10.00 per M and up Cedar Siding ............................................ $6.00 per M and u9 Special bargains in odd lots. SHINGLES MOULDINGS "LATH d th t worth -- w th x c y 1 Be ton ran cript- t xv b t bi -- e o did el ot b n to n I I O i t 00our Auction Bi,ls /i full value. Seeing his employer count- ing some gold plee he said be would | brin him a lump of th yellow metal In echange for a mutt of corduroy. Tlze sehe, nse was qulekl effected ud the nafli brouzht .a lump, wlgh, 'i more ttm. lo0 poun and vall at morn than $2,000. .%