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00VIONI00OE MONITOR. VOL. III. MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASH., THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1901. NO. 1 * I aim to carry goods both "use- I ful and ornamental," snob as are * necessary in everyday affairs, and I also are a continual source of sat- , isfaction to the possessor. A fine line of t Watches, Jewely, Silverware and Novelties MV prices are the lowest to be found in the state. FRED. A. KNEIPP --SNOHOMISH-- New County Officers. The newly elected county officers as- sumed their duties last Monday. Com- missioner Fleming was elected chair- man of the board of county commission- ers. During the session of the board J. S. Campbell, the defeated candidate on the Republican ticket last fall, was ele- cted superintendent of schools to fill the interim to August, when the term of office of the elected officer, Mrs. R. A. Small, begins. Superintendent Friars will contest the election by the board, however, and will not give up the office until the courts have decided against him. Auditor Ross has appointed Gus Wolf chief deputy and John Haugan, assistant deputy. F.M. Riggs and D. W. Craddock will remain in office the for the present. County Treasurer Lowry has made all his appointments. The following are his helpers: W. R. Booth, Chief Deputy; Carl Thurer, Bookkeeper; Clerks, O. E. Carter, John Rhodes and A.L. Rhodes. In the other offices the working for- ces will remain practically as they are for some time. Ed. Warner of Sno- burnish will be in the Assessor&apos;s office. Commisioner Stretch has been in Everett during the week, getting ac- quainted with his new duties. School Patrons. It is much desired that all those who contemplate sending young children to school this year, do so at once if possi- ble, as nine classes have been organiz- ed in the primary department and are just beginning the work. If patrons wait till the spring term begins, which will be about Feb. o5, it will necessitate the organizing of a new class, which would greatly retard the work of those who are now in school, besides putting extra work upon Mrs. Blosser, who al- ready has an enrollment of 42. The school has been reorganized as a grammar school, consisting of primary, intermediate, and grammar depart- ments, with attendance of nearly 100 pupils. Please help us by sending all your children. R. J. FAUSETT. Prin. "Among the Breakers." "Among the Breakers," the play which has been in preparation for sev- er.l eeks by the lebekah lodge, will be p; bn next Saturday h:nt, at Odd Fellows tall. The play is a two act drama, abounding in stirring scenes, sentimental pathos and side splitting fun, and will be presented by some of the best home talent. There are ten characters in the cast, and there will be several specialties, with a dance after the performance. The prices are 35 and 25 cents, children 15 cents, and seats can be reserved at W. R. Pear- sail's. A splendid performance is sure to be given, and  crowded house is certain to be there. Located a Mine. Arthur Walters found a mineral ledge some time ago on John C. Rice's place, near the Woods creek falls, and last week took about fifty pounds of the rock to the Everett smelter and had it assayed. The returns gave $7 in silver, $1 in gold and 10 cents in copper to the ton. The ledge is 12 feet wide at the surface, and the ore assayed came from two and a half feet from the surface. As the ledge is on deeded land, it can not be flied on, but it is understood that Mr. lice will give a half interest in ledge to the the discoverer. The dis- tance from Monroe is about six miles News in General. R. B. Albertson of Seattle has been elected speaker of the house of Iepres- entatives at Olympia. A bill introduced in the legislature this week, redistricting the state, will double the representation of Snohom- ish county in the legislature, giving the county four representatives and two senators. The population of the county has increased in the last ten years from 8,150 to 23,950. John Arthur, Senior Grand Warden of the lodge of F. A. M. of Washington, will deliver a lecture to the public in the Congregational church in Snohom- ish, tomorrow (Friday) night, subject, "The Antiquity of Fremasonary." On Saturday evening Mr. Arthur will ad- dress the members of Oriental Lodge No 25 in regular communication upon "The Relation of the Master to the Lodge." All members of the fraterni- ty are cordially invited to be present. Lunch will be served in the banquet room at the close of the communication. Mr. Arthur is a fluent and forceful speaker, and presents his facts in such a pleasing and instructive manner that those who have had the pleasure of listening to his voice once, are only too glad to have an opportunity to do so again. ARCTIC EXPLORERS. Efforts Made to Recover Thou Who Were Lost. The Latest Expedition to Return Vithout Some of Its Members-- Duke of Abrnssi Will Return for Them. It was aunouneed recen,tly that the duke of the Ahruzzi ould rerturn to Eranz Joseph Land next in t,he h,ape t,hat he migb,t uceeed in rescuing the ,t,h,ree men from his expedition who were lost durin ,his recent sojourn in that far nort,hernland, lnt,hebriefre- port of Ms discoveries, and of the re- n:arkab: .,,ledge journey cf end, of hds parties which ,?tained the h'igLhest lat- i.t ever reached, not&tug was said of the g'Nat mis,ortune w,Mch befell the exp:dition. The facts have bee.n made k;nown only since the expedition re- turned to Italy. It wi:ll be, rememaered that tlhe first sl'edge part)" the duke sent nort:h, from vessel, the Polare. when she was frozen in the ice i la,ti.tude 81 d.e,gwees 55 min- tte,s, was a fai:lre, owing to t,he f.righ- ful cold. the emperature fallfing to 52 d.e.rees Celsius. It wa:s late in Feb- ruary when this expedition returned to he ship. On Mrch l.l a fresh attempt was Ten men and many dogs st.a,rted north,ward. After en days' march Lieut. Gaur,ini, of the Italian navy. tlhe Norwegian machinist Stck- an. and the, Italian Alpine gu,ide Ulie. d,..c;ined to go any furt,he,r, and were sent back  tthe ship with he sedge and. ten &o, says the New York Su,n. T, hey never ,returned to the ship and no trace of them cau:d be found. A],I the other members of the pary, with, th,e shdp's doctor as leader, adance, d for 20 days to beyond the eighy-,tlhia'd and returned safe and soundlto the s.hip. It wa,s the th,ird expedition th,at I.a,f.e,r made t:h,e hie;t r,,a.-,hin. ,:;iit,]A!n" exptt::iiLtls e,c :-h Ca' for the l.ost man. but nil in vain. Tvo depots o'f supplies were left for them a4 p',aees which it was though,t they might. reach if they were alive. After there- turn of the expedit,ion to Italy ,an o.f- fi,e::C m,arine inquiry was .held as, to the dis.appearan,ee of the, three men. Se.ven of the expedil,i,o.n we,re ex*a'm- inek None except the duke of the Abruzzi t,h.oug,ht the men oouht, pos,si- bdy balive. Dr. Cavalli. w[ho was with the par'ty when the unfortunate men turned hack. tes.ified that the ice ws u.:'ak in n;,:ny pl,ae's and eoYe.-d wit?n n'w snow. and he believed .lh p.arty h,ad fallen in and weredxowned. There w,as n.o ,danger. ,he said. of their 'losing course ,on, t:heir "w,ay back to the .hip. for 1.hey knew perfectly the route to stee,r. A rescue expedition wcuM be impo, ss,ib]e in tlhe dark ,season. Other witnesses expressed .the he::tlf tha.t the ?I]erl il,'n] e,i]el' SllCtll:III[)ec t [-0 SOW st,arms or fallen t h,r.ou,.,r,h t he ice. Th.e <hd,e oft.he Abruzz alone said he believed there was hopehaethe men had reached one of the .supp']y stations, or. at least, h,ad found refue on some island .here they might be able to Live, as N,ansen Kid in t:he s,ame reg,ion, upon the flame' they ki,lled. Heat oneehired another vessek .the SteI,' P.ola,re .being,ally used up f,or further arctic w.ork, nnd in thee .spNn.g he w,ill make way w.ith a new crew acrc,,s :Ba- i00.eoi.' Lines... _  off on 3oua cheap looking, rusty, thirteenth century job. We are up to date with our Monu- ----  " i ments. Every piece is a work of art. I BOOKS AND STATIONERY ....,EVERETT MARBLE & GRANITE (]0,,,, PATENT MEDICINES J" J" SULLIVAN, Manager. BOOTS AND SHOES GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS ROPE, NAILS AND SHELF HARDWARE J. E, DOLLOFF & CO. Cur. Main and LewisStreets. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ se,a to t,he arehiped,a,mo wheTe [he spent last winter. He will lead a for- lorn bope. bnt he ha.s, nobly determined lo'undero all the hardsthips neeess.ary .to aSeeTtain whethe,r Ms Ost eomradee sti],l alive in, t,he f, rLhnhtful vetie waste w,here they were wa.Howed, up. RAISIN SEEDING. New 0eeupution for New York Wonaen and How the Work l* Done, The public belief that raisin eeds produce appendicitis has created an un- usually large demand for seeded rai- sins. Nearly every grocer now carries a large stock, and several houses make this their exclusive business. Outside of the honses the work is done on an extensive scale by poor women of the East. side. Most of them receive the raisins from grocers, seed and return them. receiving a small amonnt per pound. Thoe who can afford it use the ingenious little mechanisms which have been invented for the purpose , while the other,s rely upon a sharp knife, a steel fork, and their own mus- cular fingers. A few inte',llgent toil- ers employ clumsy inventions of their own, a favorite one being a screen of wires through which they force the seeds, says the New York Post. The work is done in tenement-houses, and very often in the ce!lars. Nothing is a.liowed lo go to waste; the seeds and the little pulp which is lost with the latter is put aside until the amonnt is five or ten ponnds in weight. They are then placed in barrels, covered with water, and fermented. The fermenm- tion changes the flnid into lhe popular raisin wine so common on the East side. This time of the year is the harvest season of the trade. The de- mand is but moderate in October. is large in November, and attains the maximum just before and during the Christmas holidays. The raisins them- selves are usually c]assified according to their size, quality, and the purpose for which they are intended. The best go to the table, where they form a dessert dainty. The second quality is used for wedding-cakes. Christmas and New Year's cahes, and the macdoins ,) !-u:=I 0 ,nq ,)rig Oltr i,.roi 11 ;: i i,enN. The third ad poe-eat ,'iassi:v, aed for pies, puddings, cheap cakes, poultry stuffing and the making of sauces. Electricity on the Ranch. Electricity is to be used on a large ranch in Lower California this winter for a variety of A unique feature, it is said. will be the placing of several searchlights on the moun- tains overlooking the ranch, thus re- placing the old syslem of night riding to prevent lhieving. The tender of each light will be p:ovidcd wli'a si- nat code, by which he can flash infm-ma- tion In the other light tenders and anyone who may be out among the cat- tle. Each light tender will also have at hand a telephone connected with the main ranch. All parts of the ranch will be provided with telephone sta- tions, and an electric light plant will be insta;'ed at the ranch, all, of the buihtings being illuminated with elec- tricity.--Lit tle Chronicle. Les SnKnr Needed Nowudsys. A generation ago sugar constituted nearly one-fourth of the grocery trade of the country, but to-day, owing to the wonderful increase in the trade of canned goods and grocers' specialties, the staple occupies a greatly inferior rank, its sales being perhaps no more than one-twentieth of the total sales of groceries. PAC F C HARDWARE CO,, ......... EVERETT, WASH. .......... $$$$$''$$$'$$$1 $$;$$$$:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$i I STAPLETON & TREADWELL )1 WM00Ni::I:! 2, HAI::II00I(00 Dry Goods Groceries wwnnnnan.uu w III/IIIIIlU| vvvvv ! MONROE, WASH. t At Our New Location Opposite Odd Fellows Hall, where we will continue to do business t in the old reliable manner. Try us. ........ E?... .... GENERAL HARDWARE ____ A fine line of PARLOR LAMPS, useful and handsome. A fine line of SILVERWARE, including Roger Bros. 1847 Knives and Forks, Dessert Spoons and Tea Spoons. CHILDREN'S SETS. Don forget that I carry a full stock of STOVES AND RANGE. i PRICES .00WAYS RIGHT DENMARK'S DESERTED FARMS They Are leinir Reelnimed in a Man- uer That Ls Interesting in New Englund. The Howard association has pub- lished an interesting leaflet, efftitled: "Baek to the Land--Denmark's Ex- "mph'." In that country, says I,..- don Truth, there is an exodus of the population of the towns hack to the land. Partly by state aid. and partly by private enterprise, 2,0(( square miles of waste land have been re- claimed, and five-eighths of the na- tional territory is possessed by small freeholders and peasants. Above a social gatherings. Ii villages where the high school has obtained influ- ence, neither drinMng, gambling, nor gross brea(aes of morals are to be met with; yet the villagers are fond of games, dancing, sports and other recreations. And what is the resnlt? Denmark has become the second country in the world in regard to average wealth per head, although there are few very rich men. She annually supplies the British market with more than t,CO.003 hundredweight of butter and the same amount of bacon, about 20,,q,.OOO,(W. eggs, and scores of thou- sands of pigs, cattle and horses. Surely" we might take example by hundred people's high sehols have ]this. This produce might equally well been established, where peasantry and [ be brought into existence in Eng- working classes of ages from 18 to :and. Bnt it never will be, so long 25 get board and education for 10. as our wretched system of education per week. The Danish farmers have prevails in villages, so long as vii- formed cooperative societies for the lagers are divorced from all property collection, sale and export of their in land. and so long as village life re- produce. Danish university and col- mains the dull, dreary thing it is. lege students have instituted through- Let anyone only consider what might out the rural districts free lectures, have been done for the rural popu- evening lessons, and committees for lation at home with the 100.O2C,,000 promoting popular amusements. In [that have heen spent in relieving the ahncst every village a public hall l,oppresse d millionaires in the Trans- ias been erected for recreation and vaa,l.