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Frida,y, February 8, 1924 THE MONROE MONITOR -- Monroe, Washington HEWS iTEP+!S Principal Events of the Week Assenibled for Information of Our Readers. Following the heavy rains that pre- vailed all last week, the rivers of Grays Itarbor county rose rapidly. Enrollment in the public schools of Spokane in January was 14,489, a de- crease of 134 compared to January, 1923. The town of Edmonds in Snohomish county may be forced to close its schools on April 1 because of lack of funds. i ] Shimnent of S9,.500.000 feet of lum- i bar by water in 72 ships made January the reatest month in lumber c, xpor_: that (;rays Harbor has vcr seen, ,c,- cordng to figures eo-,.pilc't. The pre- vious record was illa,[.? i &u,:ust, 192, when 62 vessels ch>ared,wlth 84,574,442 feet. Motion for a new trial for I. J. Lasswell, former treasurer of Colville, who was convicted on January 17 for appropriating $1g,0g0 of the city's funds to his own use, was denied by Judge Villiam Huneke, Spokane, who sentenced Lasswell to three to five years in the penitentiary. Shortly after Easter the successor to the Ray. Frederic W. Keator, bishop of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Olympia, who died in New Haven, Conn., will be selected, ace6rding to an I announcement by Roy. Francis R. Bate- . man, secretary of the standing cam- Plans are under way to hold the nlittee, which met in Seattle. Washington state democratic canyon-! Three daylight automobile bandit:+ lion in Seattle late in April or early i held up T. S. Tot)),, pre,;ident of the In May. Rainier Valley State bank in the east- Automobiles valued at more than $19 7.00 were recovered by the motor division of the Tacoma police during January. January police court records for Spokane showed less than half as many arrests for drunkenness as in January, 1923. H. W. A. Tramm of Adna was ro- elected president of the Lewis County Guernsey Cattle club at the annual .meethtg in Chehalis. Seattle bank clearings, building per- mits and real estate transfers for the first month of this year all record substantial increases. Plans for a new labor temple were considered by a committee of the Everett Trades Building association at a meeting Sunday. Herbert Blankenship was injured fa- tally near McKeuna while attending a moonshine still when the pressure tank of his out_fit exploded. Wheat shipments out of the Walla Walla valley showed a big increase during the last two weeks and selling has been more active. Real estate activities took a sud- den spurt at Bellingham when several big deals were announced along with plans for new business blocks. One thousand Yakima fathers an sons are to attend the annual banquet given by the Young Men's Christian association in Yakima February 22. Dr. J. Allen Smith, professor in the University of Washington, who was an economlst with a national reputation, died suddenly at his home in Scattle. Proposals for union of poultrymen of the upper Yakima valley with those of nearby districts below Union Gap are the subject of negotiations be- tween the districts interested. The fifth annual convention of the Pacific northwest branch of the As- sociated General Contractors of Amer- ica was held in Spokane under aus- pices of the Spokane chapter. Detailed information concerning the Columbia basin irrigation project is to be furnished to Secretary Work's fact-finding commission at the request of members of the commission. Governor Hart announced that he had filed with Secretary of State Hin- kle his acceptance of the resignatlo.n of Percy L. Sinclair as senator from 3Nahkiakum 'and Pacific counties. Benjamin F. Barge, widely known throughout the state as founder of the State Normal school at Ellensburg and as a pioneer resident of the Yaki- ma valley, celebrated his 90th birth- day at Yakima. School directors from all parts of the state attended the two-day con- vention at Olympia called annually by Nrs. Josephine Corltss Preston, state superintendent of schools. About eighty were present. Two men were shot dead, a third nan died later and a woman was wounded perhaps fatally, by a man believed to be Owen Hudson, who es- caped to the hills after having terror- ized the countryside east of Ephrata. A smelter at Tacoma, owned and ,operated by the American Smelting & Refining company, recently enlarg- ed, may be still further increased in .capacity, Frank H. Brownell of New York, vice-president of the company, has announced. With sales of eggs and poultry in 1923 totalling $1,164,959.39 in net re- turns, the Watcom county branch of the Washington Co.operative Egg & Poultry association made up 41 per cent of the sales of that organization, it was announced. One hundred Tieton waterusers are willing and able to meet irrigation charges due from them this season, according to the annual report of Floyd Foster, association secretary. The amount of uncollected charges is $4,333 below the total of that item one year ago. That it is up to-the county commis. stoners to have the proper plans, spe- cifications and estimates prepared by the coungy engineer or other compe- tent person before proceeding with road construction, is the opinion ren- dered by A.ttorney-General Dunbar to W. L. LaFollette Jr., prosecuting at torney of Whitman county. ern section of Seattle, robbed him of a sack containing St;00 in silver, $400 in currency and a quantiW of war sa-- ings stamps, and bound and blind- folded him in his own automobile be- fore escaping. More than 1114 arrests were made during 1923 by federal prohibition agents, according to figures made puh- lic by Roy C. Lyle, federal prohibition director for the state. During the sarne peNod 2006 gallons of moonshine and whisky, 2748 gallons of malt, 50,- 000 gallons of mash and 160 moonshine stills were seized. J. W. Langdon of Walls Valla was chosen chairman of the special com- mittee of five provided for by Wash- ington apple growers at their recent Yakima meeting. F. H. Moses of Cash- mere was selected secretary. Other committeemen are J. R. Schwartze of Yakima, C. King Benton of Hood River and E. M. Gillette of Malaga. Timber covering 640 acres in the Snoqualmle ngtional forest is being advertised for sale by the forest serv- ice. It is partly Douglas fir and the remainder is hemlock, cedar, white pine and silver fir. There will be ap- proximately 40,000,000 board feet. The minimum price is $3.25 for Douglas fir and $1 for the other species. With announcement of the change of name of the Washington national for- est to Mount Baker national forest comes the statement from the forestry department that every effort possible will be made to get the road to Austin pass completed this coming summer to open up the wonders of the region to tourists as quickly as possible. Seattle's municipal power project up "le Skagit river is due for an investi- gation to ascertain the cause of delays and the nature of expenditures which have run the cost from an estimated total of less than $5,000,000 up to and past the $11,000,000 mark, with re- quests pending from engineers for an additional $2,000,000 o'r $3,000,000 as necessary to finish the work. Percy L. Sinclair, convicted of mak- ing a false statement concerning the Ilwaco bank, of which he was presi- dent, has begun serving his sentence of 18 months to three years in the penitentiary at Walla Walls. He is convict 10,300. Myron Sinclair, his son, who was secretary and treasurer of the bank, is now serving three to 15 years on a charge of misappropriating funds of the bank. Unanimous indorsement of the Mel- lon tax reduction plan, opposition to grazing fee increases, indorsement of the McNary-Haugen bill and the Esch- Cummins transportation act, and op- posztmn to the establishment of a na- tional park at Mount Adams were the outstanding resolutions adopted at the close of the annual convention of the Washington Wool Growers' association at Yakima, which was attended by 250 sheepman. The state has secured the right-of- way for the Olympic highway througl, the Qulnault Indian reservation, and the state highway department nm expects to include this stretch of 6.6 iles in its call for bids for March 11. This job will consist of clearing the full 60 feet wide, as is being done with of the right-of-way to close the 50-mile gap in the west portion of the Olympic highway loop around the entire peninsula. Roy C. Lyle, prohibition director of the state, who has been in Washing- ton, D. C., for several weeks conferring with Commissioner Blair of the bureau of internal revenue and officials of the prohibition unit relative to charges made by Seattle "wets" against mem- bers of the Washington prohibition enforcement staff has returned home. No announcement was made either to Director Lyle or Commissioner Blair regarding the outcome of the charges. Acceptance of the resignation of E. L. Farnsworth, director of the depart- ment of taxation and examination un- der the administrative code, was an- nounced by Governor Hart. Further announcement was made by the gov- ernor that in the interest of economy he had consolidated the department of taxation and examination with the de- partment of efficiency through the ap- pointment of L. D. McArdle, director of efficiency, to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mr. Farnsworth. SiOWFLAKE-HBS SIX STARS I'.'armer, Who Has Fhoteoraphed O',;er 4,G0O, Says .any Thin[.is Are Designed From Them. Lacemal.:ers, Jewelers, designers of silks, wall papers and table linens, and even bale.ors and confectioners, are now harrowing the ornamental designs for thei;' products from snowflakes, writes Wilson A. Bentley, snowflake photog- rapher. During 41 years Bentley, who is n farmer of Jericho, Vt.. has photo- rqphed more than 4,)0 snowflakes, nnd asserts he has found no two alike. Ite adds that no two could possibly be alike, since the shape of a snowflake depends on temper'tture, humidity and elmmi(.al "rod electrical content of the atm(,ld+we through wh!ch it falls. It is in(.oneeivable, he says. that any two stowllal:es could ever encounter exact- {y the same atmospheric conditions in heir Journey to earth. In one respect, however, Bentley de- (.lares all snowtlakes to be alike---all are some variation of a six-pointed star. Though a casual look at the snowtlake may seem to indicate that it d,+l):trts from this fornl, nlicroscopic In- spection will always show the six points. Bentley began studying snowflakes with a microscope at the age of six- teen. Latin' he acquired a microscopic camera and had completed quite a gal- lery of snowflake photogral)hs before he realized that the work he was nurs- ing as a hal)by had any commercial value. Then a lace manufacturer bought some photographs from him and since then he has found a steady umrket for hls plctures.--Popular Sci- ence Monthly. DOMESTIC HELP IN PRUSSIA Employees" Are Regulated by Law-- Must Work 13 Hours Daily and Have Two Hours for Meals. In Prussia, as In New Zealand, the hours of work for domestic help are regulated by law. Domestics shall not be kept on duty for more than 13 lmurs a day, out of which two hours must be allowed for meals. On every second Sunday and on official holidays their work nnlst cease at 3 p. m. After nine months' continuous enph)yment a household employee is entitled to one week's holiday with full pay, plus an allowance for board. Furthermore, the act requires each e,nployee to have a "dienstbuch," in which are entered the owner's name, age, appearance (backed up by a pho- tograph), particuhtrs of former situa- tions and wages received, together with "reasons for leaving" and "char- acter." All these entries are signed by the employer and officially stamped by the police at each change of situation, so their accuracy is indisputable. Detroit News. Page Three WASHINGTON WEEKLY INDUSTRIAL REVIEW Centralia--New $10,000 theatre building" being erected. Lon.view--Contract let for build- in new two-story, re-inforced con- crete structure to be occupied by Longview Creamery and Cold Storage Co. Ten miles resurfacing from Spangle north on Inland Empire highway will cost approximately $22,000. Final lumber production fi'ures for 1923 show that western Oregon and western Washington established new / of Cascade mountains, to carry road record with cut of more than 925,-I linking Yakima and Seattle has been 000,000,000 fet. recommended. V?er, atcbee s growth reflected in re- Spokane--Earnings of $1,43,997 cord of postal receipts. They were 32 ')o7 in 1915 and passed the $90,c,00 mark in 1923. Colfax Grain a,d Feed Co. now has feed mill iv. operation. Dryden--Washington Coast Utili- ties Co. completes new headgates and diversim; dam at cost of $13,000. Seattle--Tunnel, three and a half miles*long at Nachcz Pass, at summit for 1923, an increase of $!50,380 ov- 1922, shown in annual report of Spo- kane United railways. Wenatchee--New irrigation district formed. Longvicw--Work begins on $15,000 Redmen building. Auburn plans improvement in water system by construction of 2,000,003 gallon reservoir. 42 t" c 0 actory Just two things have made It posmibie us to give you this 20% reduotion onTuxedel 1. A reduotlon in the ooet of Kentooky Burley tobaooo and in paokage ma- terials, me well. 2. The oonnolidation of three of our big plants into one..(Mr. Ford may not be in the tobaooo business but he is "right about oonsolidation.) Tuxedo is always FnlLN. Every paok.age is-- Rain Shifts Ranch. It Is not often that a nmn goes to bed at night with his property in one conntry and awakens next morning to find some of it in another, but such is the case which has recently happened on the United States-Mexican border. An International boundary change, In which a portion of an American ranch has become Mexican territory, has taken place owing to the heavy rains In northern Mexico. After the waters of the Rio Grande had sub- sided, Ben Kell, a Texas rancher, found that the course of the river had changed somewhat and part of his lands were in Mexic:m territory. Kell Is reported to hqve gone to Reynosa, in the state of Tamaulipas, to register the property now in Mex- ico. Described. The Inhabitants of a sagebrush town were seated on a cracker box exchang- ing desultory conversation. "You know them hot cakes what the feller flips in the window of the For- lorn Hope restaurant?" "Yes, I know 'am." "Ever try 'era?" "Yes, I've tried 'em." '%Vhat do you think of 'era?" The citizen thus appealed to gazed reflectively toward the foothills for some minutes,and then rendered Judg- ment. "That feller's not a cook; he's a Jug- gler."--Judge. Immune. "Now, Mr. Professional Censor, I suppose you have read many books that you think the public should not tea d ?" "I have." "You have looked at nnd censored many plays that you consider immoral and bad for other people to see?" "I have?" "And yet, Mr. Professional Censor, after all this readlng and Investigation it has not affected you? In other words, you are still just as moral and undefiled as you were before---" (Order in the court D--The Nation. The Wrong Ticket. It was dusk, ml the ticket Inspector went to the young couple on the back seat of the bus. The youth, slightly impatient at the interruption, thrust out his fohled tickets. "We do not stop there," sald the in- spector, politely. "Where?" inquired the youth. "At the pawnbroker's." Real Results. "Your medicine has helped rne won- derfully," wrote the grateful woman. "A month ago I could not spank the baby and now ]t am able to ttrash my husband. Heaven bless you."--Boston Transcript. . ................ t Public Sale TW "Big Days Wed..Thurs., Feb." 27-28 Cherry Valley Stock Ranch 7 miles south from Monroe, 3 miles from High Bridge, 2 miles north of Duvall. SALE STARTS AT 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M. SHARP 82 Head Cattle HOLSTEINS ALL CATTLE TUBERCULIN TESTED BY THE STATE 51 ALL HIGH GRADE HOLSTEIN COWS, YOUNG, FRESH AND FRESH SOON. 2 BULLS---1 4 years old, registered; 1 2 years old. 29 'HEIFERS---All raised by owner. 13 3-years-old, coming fresh soon. 10 2-years- old. 3 1-years-old. 5 1-year-old. FARM MACHINERY 1 DOUBLE CORN PLANTER 1 JOHN DEERE MOWER, 5 FEET 1 DAIN SIDE-DELIVERY HAY RAKE 1 10-H. P. FAIRBANKS-MORSE EN- GINE, Gas or Distillate 1 1-H. P. FAIRBANKS'MORSE EN- GINE, 3-Type with May. 1 CHAMPION BINDER 1 MOLINE BINDER 1 McCORMICK KNIFE AND" TOOL GRINDER HORSES AND WAGONS A 3!00-POUND TEAM, WHITE AND GRAY Many other articles too numerous too numerous to mention I am quitting the dairy business and this stock must be sold and there will be ab- solutely no by-bidding." Come to the ranch and look these animals and machinery over before sale date. Come at milking time. TERMS: All sums of $20 and under cash; on laT_ger amounts six months' time will be given on approved paper at 8 per cent interest from date of sale. Two per cent discount for cash. WHIT H. CLARK, Clerk ED K. YOSHIDA, Owner GEO. A. GUE, Auctioneer