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. 2 . ., Page Two THE MONROE MONITOR Consolidated with MONROE INDEPENDENT By J. J. REARDON & SON PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice at Monroe, Washing- ton, under the act of March 3, 1897. No. 648 A GREAT MAN DEAD The nation is again called upon to mourn another of her illustrious sons, in the death of President Wood- row Wilson, after an illness of nearly five years. In the matter of intel- lectual attainments, his indomitable will, his studiousness, his grasp of great things, and his wonderful tenac- ity of purpose he has never been ex- celled, perhaps not equalled in the annals of American statesmanship. Building up from camparative obscur- ity, the son of a clergyman, he rose to the most distinctive place among l civilized men, did it by the sheer i i force of his genius and the capacity! to make men and circumstances do l his bidding. -For eight years he] held the greatest and most potential! position in the affairs of civilization,! heading the Republic of the world, i the United States of America, at its most momentous period for four long years, weary and watchful years, when the struggle for world freedom or world imperialism was on. No man ever caUed to the com- mand of this nation had such onerous duties to perform, and it is very doubtful if any of the predecessors could measure up more splendidly to the requirements with a fuller mast- ery of events and commanding admin- istrative ability than did Woodrow Wilson, and so it is not in the leas1 profane to place him in the compan- ionship of Washington and Lincoln-- Wilson, a trinity of the superb in patriotism, statesmanship, that will live forever as idols in the hearts of people of all nations who love liberty, appreciate genius and honor patriot- ism. Without doubt he was the most scholarly man the American presi- dency has known and in the high "practical ideals of statesmanship he stands forth among the greatest men of modern times. Like all men, Pres- ident Wilson had his peculiar weak- nesses; these were, his aloofness, his lack of team work, his tendency to isolation of self, sole commander-- these were defects he could not seem- ingly overcome. His brilliancy of thought and action, perhaps were responsible for these blemishes, but really, Mr. Wilson had respectable reason for being obsessed at times in his own greatness because of his wonderful versatility, his remarkable power of endeavor, and the vigor with which he always went at things to be said and done. His war record proves all these traits conclusively. Had he but the fine diplomatic in- stinct which becomes men in public life to possess, had he the power of cooperation, to be able to sway, as well as convince through the sheer logic of his position, he would have played faultlessly the most wonder- ful part mortal man has ever been called upon to perform. Even with those shortcomings, which some seem inclined during the past few years to magnify, his war record alone is sufficient to place him in the realm of the real intellectual giants of the republic and give him high prefer- ment in such exalted position. Being the victor in the world war, the ideal of a league of nations for everlasting peace grew upon him, it was the ambition of his presidential career, but it was broken by the mandate of the legislative body of the nation and with its destruction came the physi- cal destruction of its uthor and which, no doubt brought on the ill- ness ending in his immortality. The American people did not understand Mr. Wilson, they may not fully do so now, but some day they will ahd the future has more in store for his mem- ory, for truth crushed to earth will rise again. The cool pen of the his- torian will write the true story of Woodrow Wilson's public career from schoolmaster to President. The story of his life and death will form a wonderful epic in the archives of the republic for he was a scholar, a man of peace and withal a warrior, a fighter that never quailed, a great democratic American. Vanquished only by Him to whom he acknow- ledged allegiance, his latest breath gave assurance of that "The machine is broken down and I am ready to go." Tapping an oil well such as the teapot dome affair is a very differ- t a water melon: A BAD MESS The oil scandal that has set the en- tire country to thinking seems to get worse as the days go by, for one by one, new men seem to lecome involv- ed in the matter one way and another and how it will end--with a coat of whitewash or the fastening of guilt where it should be placed and the guilty ones punished--remains to be seen. It matters little who they may be, republican or democrat, or some other party man, the guilty boys should be treated with. their just de- serts. The really worst feature of the entire scandalous affair is the bad effect it is so very apt to have on many persons of 'low degree', the mediocre minds, the common, every- day man and woman. What can they think when these 'stately sons' of the republic, high salaried public ser- vants whittle away the people's rights at their own sweet will and for a consideration. It is pitiable to con- sider these full hundred per cen Americans being rounded up in such an ugly predicament as what we have been given to read for many days in the daily press. The more. fully this niatter is probed, and the deeper it is dug into in order that the entire filth of the steal be determined in its true proportions, the better it will be for the nation as a whole. Preach- THE MONROE MONITOR- Monroe, Washington ing Americanization and obedience to: government don't link up very well with such doings as the scuttling of the navy in this way, as one senator is pleased to call it. As we say,pol- itics be hanged in a case of this kind, and let none of the guilty ones es- cape, regardless of their rank or] station, be they high or low, and the higher they may be, the more despic- able becomes their act. Those fellows who have ben telling us small fry why and how we should become good citizens are setting us a very poor example. Keep the drift of this thing, watching what is being done. IMPERIALISM It seems but yesterday that we were raising billions of dollars and patriotically sending thousands of our boys into the very jaws of death to banish, forever,-imperialism. There was nothing--even beyond the pale of reason--that we would not do if we were certain that an emperor could be dethroned and the world made safe from imperialism. Imperialism means "big 'I' and nothing 'you'". It means that one man--made in the image of God- will rule, and what he says shall be l done, will .be done, regardless of what his followers--or subjects ;hink is right. After due and careful considera- tion, the editor of this paper has been appointed, by himself, of course, as emperor of this little kingdom. Of course we are just "playing" that we are an emperor, but we want to give you a fair illustration of what it is. We believe it is right for us to sit in our car, on Sunday, spending mon- ey lavishly for gasoline and other necessary incidentals, to whiz around through various and sundry places of scenic interest--but YOU YOU neither have the money nor the credit wherewith you can sit in a car and see beautiful scenery. So you. decide you will go to a moving picture show. Then you find that WE have decided it is sinful for you to sit at home and see scenery and pictures. As we are emperor of this little imperial kingdom YOU will do as WTE say--or you are condemned to everlasting perdition. So now we have been dethroned-- you remember how we had fine young men murdered; and spent billions of dollars to dethrone the emperor--so now we are back to; every day life. Those of us who withstood the ravages of war have many reasons to be thankfulwe sympathize with :hose whose sons were less fortunate but let us not forget that the day of imperialism is past, and legally never WAS in fair America Let u not criticise man or woman or child who believes it is sinful to attend moving pictures or to drive their cars on the Sabbath day. They have a perfect right to believe as they see fit and this would not be fair America if we criticised their honest convictions. It is their consti- tutional and religious right to believe as they "see fit and we are cowards if we criticise them. On the other hand if some people do NOT believe it is sinful to drive their cars, attend moving picture shows, read Sunday papers, and at- tend base ball games on the Sabbath day; they have the same constitution- al and religious rights as the other class Its just as possible for both classes to be right in the matter of what is sinful as it is possible for the various religious creeds to be right though they are so widely different. We believe imperialism should be done away with in America just as it is being discarded in foreign count_ries , not only from a religious view-point, but from a ocial and political view-point as well. If the people of Jefferson want moving pictures and Sunday base- ball--more than fifty per cent of them--they will undoubtedly have them. If the "No's" are more than fifty per cent, then those who have transportation facilities and the de- sire, must attend them in other places.--Jeffersonville, Ia., Herald. IMPORTANT DATES IN WILSON'S LIFE Born--December 28, 1856. 1873--Entered Davidson college. 1875--Entered Prinnceton Univer- sity. 1879--Graduated from l-inceton with A. B. degree. 1881--Graduated in law, Univer- sity of Virginia. 1886---Received Ph. D. degree, Johns Hopkin., June 24, 1885--Married Ellen Lou- ise Axen. 1890--Became professor of Prince- ton. 1902--Became president of Prince- ton. January 17, 1911--Became govern- or of New Jersey. July 2, 1912--Nominated demo- cratic candidate for president. March 4, 1913--Became president. August 6, 1914--Mrs. Wilson died. March, 1915,-Ordered mobiliza- tion on Mexican border. December 18, 1915--Married Mi's. Edith Boiling Galt. March, 1916---Ordered Pershing expedition into Mexico. June 15, 1916--Renominated for president. November 4, 1916---Re-elected president. February 3, 1917 Dismissed Ger- man Ambassador Von Bernstorff. April 2, 1917--Addressed Congress asking declaratmn of state of war. April 6, 1917--Signed declaration of war. November 11, 1918--Read armis- tice terms to Congress. December 4, 1918--Embarked for France and peace conference. February 24, 1919--Arrived from France, speaking in Boston. March 5, 1919--Re-embarked for Europe. June 28, 1919--Signed Versailles! treaty, ending war. June 29, 1919--Sailed for U. S. with treaty. July 10, 1919 Submitted peace treaty to senate. September 4, 1919--Started on western tour speaking for treat. September 26, 1919 Collapsed at Wichita, Kans. March 19, 1920--Senate finally re- iected Versailles treaty. December 10, 1920--Received award of Nobel peace prize. March 4, 1921--Retired from pres- idency to resume writing. Feb. 3, 1924--Immortality. Citizens of this state will be slow to sign the petition for an iniative measure to destroy private schools. For one thing, we have before us the example of Oregon and its disastrous campaign for a similar measure. In the course of that campaign commun- ities were split into warring factions and good friends and neighbors es- tranged by bitter, bigoted strife. Washinton wants harmony and peace. We have no time for useless, enervat- ing discord. There is too much use- ful constructive work to be done now that our great tate stands on the threshold of a new era of progress and prosperity. Even members of the Ku Klux Klan and their sympathizers will be slow to sign the petition for the meas- ure, for when they put their names on the petition they must step out from behind the mask. The petition, when and IF filed with the secretary of state, will become a public document for publication to all our people. The Stanwood News remarks that republicans up Stanwood way are not disposed to let Hiram Johnson excite them. They intend to keep Cool and Cal. i Business men of the north end of the county are making a great effort to get enough of the farmers to sign up for beet production for the purpose of getting a sugar beet factory located at Stanwood. The enterprise is highly commendable. A pretty bad mess of the K's is the Kar, the Korner and the Koroner. In these later days they very often come together, so watch your step. Yakima--Yakima's new lighting system, which is to be completed in May, will cost $26,57285 Buckly--Collins-Buckley Motor Co. contemplating making various im- provements in their place of business here. Seattle--Work begins on additional unit for local grade school, totaling investment of $79,000. "IT CAN BE DONE" Somebody had said that "it couldn't be done" But he, with a chuckle, replied That maybe it couldn't, but he would be one Who wouldn't say so '"till he had tried" So he buckled right in, with a bit of a grin On his face, and if he worried he hid it. He started to sing as hc tackled the thing That "couldn't be done" and h did i. Somebody scoffed, "Oh, you'll never do that; At least, no one ever has done it," But he took off his coat and he took off his hat, And the first thing he knew he'd begun it. With the lift of his chin, and a bit of a grin, Without any doubt or "quiddit" He started to sing as he tackled the thing That "couldn't be done" and he did it." There are thousands to tell you "it cannot be done," There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just you tackle it with a bit of a grin, Then take off"youv coat and go to it Jus start in to sing as you tackle the thing That can't be done, and you'll do it. --Edgar A. Guest. Oakville--S. J. Wray purchases the Potter sawmill on Garrard Creek Work of dissembling plant prepara- tory progress, to removal to this city now in ++++++++-++++ ++ ' TWENTY-TWO + 4- + YEARS-AGO + # +++++++++++++++++++ Joe Stretch, of Montana, is visiting his son, Commissioner Stretch and family. Jim Phelps caught a beaver weigh- ing 44 pounds, in a trap Thursday nigh. Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Wal- ters, Jan. 21, a son. Charley Kelsey is treating his friends to sleigh rides. Harry Dennis has sold his pacer to Billy Ezra. The financial condition of the Mon- roe school district was a debit of $2,188.22 net after subtracting all credits and taxes coming in. The Hotel Monroe was opened this week by Mrs. Frances Regan. Mrs. Nellie Dunbar was up from Everett Sunday and spent the day in Monroe. G. W. Max has withdrawn from his partnership with V. G. Pearsall. B. F. "Bird left Sunday to take a six month's course at the State Uni- versity in Seattle. Wallace McDonald has secured a four years contract carrying the mall to Cherry Valley. Ivery Phenderson and Miss Libby Thurston were married at Snoho- mish, Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4th. A baby girl came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. McGuiness, of Snohomish Tuesday, Feb. 44. The mother and babe well and the Judge is wearing a happy smile. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Leyde, of Cherry Valley, Feb. 2, a daughter. A party from Tolt came dawn for a sleigh ride Sunday and drove to the Don Evans place to visit with the McDermitt's. A jolly time was had. The philosopher remarks that about the only difference between the NEW BIG PACKAGE 11/ Friday, February 8, 1924 rich man and the poor ]nan is that[the river, south east of Cathcart, the rich man has to pay more for[down Bear Creek thru Woodinville his sport. - , and around the north end of Lake Elling Hoem, an old resident of t}..[ Washington This short line has county, was stricken with apoplexy been talked of several times since. Sunday night while milking and died Robt. Smallman has recovered within three hours. Burial was made in Snohomish the following Tuesday. It was nothing in those days to canoe a dancing party from Olympia to Port Townsend to attend a dance, Wm. Sawyer relates. Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Funk went to Everett last Thursday and sold one from injuries sustained in a runa- way a few weeks ago. Mrs. V. Shammhan came up from Snohomish last Sunday on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. John Shannahan, Tualco. B. F. Bird is the architect of a very fine office, 30x35 feet, built on of their timber claims, consideration the camp site of the Stephens Co., $2,000. constructed of fir cut at their mill. I It is a model office. They were then talking of the G. N. I railway building a cut off line from I Uncle Tom's Cabin showed here Monroe to Seattle. The cut off route last Monday and a great crowd was was via the Win. Tester place, across in attendance and heartily enjoyed it. SATURDAY, FEB. 9--Fox Special, "The Govern- or's Lady." Christie Special Comedy, "Free and E asy, ' ' SUNDAY, FEB. 10--MONDAY, FEB. ll--"No Mother to Guide Her." Cameo Comedy, "Kinky" TUESDAY, FEB. 12--WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13 Dorothy Dalton in, "The Woman With Four Fac- es." Century Comedy, "Own a Lot." THURSDAY, FEB. 14---FRIDAY, FEB. 15 "Lorna Doone." Sunshine Comedy, "Monkey a- la-Mode." COMING--Ernest Truex in "SIX CYLINDER LOVE." SHOW STARTS AT 7 AND 8:30 Special Matinees-- 10 Saturday and Sunday... C REXALL 21st Birthday Sale Now On Special Prices on Many Articles AT YOUR SERVICE Camp-Riley Drug Co' Drugs and Gifts MONROE, WASHINGTON AUCTION SALE HOLSTEINS and GUERNSEYS CHOICE STOCK--ENTIRE HERD 31 MILCH COWS 2 HEIFERS 1 REGISTERED HOLSTEIN BULL All Stock T. B. Tested FARM IMPLEMENTS At Stinson Farm, one and one-half miles from Sno- homish on the Monroe paved road FEB. 16 .. 10:30 A. M. See bills for terms, etc. RAY STEVENS, Owner T. E. MARKS, Clerk GEO. GUE, Auctioneer , .- ":.: