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Page Foux THE MONROE MONITOR -- Monroe, Washington Friday, February 8, 1924 qilismmlir&apos;mi *,.r- I r I I .... I MAKES STUDY OF LAUGHTER IPsychoYogist D:clares That He Can" Tell O.,'s Character by the ! Vowel He Uses. A wel]-kn,m'n psychologist has been making a st ,i;, of laughter, which he says differs in l!s indication of char- acter by its vmvel sound. Those w;m laugh In "A," he says, or make a s ,n,l like "A," are loyal to their fHerC., frank In their speech, fond of bu !. and movement ;rod of versatile oh:. :'::,':er. People v!:;, :au.gh in "'E'" are sel- dom cheer,':?, company because they are phleg'n:.'.b., aud melancholy. Most chi!,],':,,i laugh in "I," and peo. ]pie who c(-:i;::e to laugh in "I" after they have ,z,m i to be men and women have clHh'i %:: quailtles. They are timid but ,':''e.:tionate, Irresolute but eandfd and ave always obliging and ready to w,rk for ohers. They are apparently m*. very strong characters. People xv!a laugh on the vowel "O" are often .:lcc('ssful in life because they are m,t (nersensitive. They do ,mot worry ab::tt public opinion, and erltlclsm slips off their backs like wa- ter off a dqf'k's. They are generous, 'self-eonfidezH :.'nd, in spite of their :pustffuh;:,s, u.'mlly liked and trusted. 1 Few peo:fie li!:e laughers in "U." As -: ' ' a matter ci" fi:ct, these individuals are ". - : very sparing in their laughter. Life " for them l:,q.! ',ittle of fun and mirth. .... London Tit-l:its. } TOLD FORTUNES IN COFFEE IMagazlne Prir.td in 1731 Tells of the t "Famou Mrs. Cherry," Seeress. Coffee hs been put to many curious mes, acco:-;!!ng to William H Ukers, author of "'All Abopt Coffee" (The Tea anti Coffee Trade Journal corn- Deny, New Y,rk), but none stranger aUhan the on, described In an account, l"eprinted fr,m an English magazine of '1731(of for!uqe-telllng, or "divination" ,,by coffee gro;mls. The fortune-adler, or "diviner," de- ;rlbed herself as "the famous Mrs Cherry, the ouly gentlewoman truly learned in the occult science of toss- ag of coS"ee grounds, who has with uninterrupted success for some time ]past prnct;c:,d to the general satlsfac- "t'IOn of her fi,male visitants. Her hours .. re after prayers are done at St. Pe tor's church, until dlnner. (N. B. he never r, qllrPs more than one -ounce of t'flee from a single gentle- 'woman, and >Lproportloned for a see- .end or third l;,,lson, but not to exceed Ithat number at any one time.) 'If this one ounce of coffee repre- mented Ler Im:,ment for reading the future, the charge could not be con- ,Idered c::ovi.itant," comments Mr :[Tkere. She seems to have had less regard far h,-" own fortune than for =those of l er i;atrons. i Not a Good Shot. ' The I].u:< m,ss Girl's boss is a sale tmnn of m rvous temperament, quick :nnd energ:,Hc in his dictation and <lulte fond of high-soundlng phrases. He has hls fair share of slang and '.Inany u snappy sentence has she type- :written t!m would make an English ]prQfessor's hair (if he had any) stand -on end in horror. At times he mixes his metaphors, but the ml'.er day she got the best ne yet. T!:e boss was writing to the lltor-ln-c!:ief of a large metropolitan .:_ .:. daily conmli,nenting htm on his edl. 5-:/:.:. aerials, and ;elling him they were the :-V:- = only ones he (the boss) ever read con- .-... -." tently. It was a big :compliment ::;=r-..the bo-s thought--and i then he .'-v:.=-. thought he'd cap the climax, so to I)eak, and he dictated: "In my o;)inion your editorials hlt Je bulbcye squarely on the nose ery tlme!"--New York Sun. I Making the Goat Pay. Dutchnmn riding in a little cart drawn by a goat was stopped at a bridge by the toll keeper. "I got to pay toll?" said Hans. , "Yes; 5 eeuts to cross the bridge." After m': argument he paid the toll and went mL In the afternoon he mme back agaln. Only thls time he had' the g,,at sitting in the cart and was drawn:; it himself. Out come the toll keeper. "Here, you know, you've gel to pay.5 cents." The Dutchman shook his head and, pointing t,) the goat, said: "Don't talk to mr--ask the driver." / Warred All the Details. An ofllc(-r told a story In the mess one-nfght (,f his harpooning a gt- antic su; h off the Andamans. After-some moments of frenzy, the un- fortunate fih set off at a prodigious apeed-and , before it succumbed, had towed the o:=.cer's boat twice round an |slet of con,iderable size At-the clo.,e of this narrative there va8 silence for a few minutes, and th, on the co!,nel in a tone of quiet tnterdst, asked: "Did It perspire much ?" Rather Seems So, 'they used to tell us long ago We ought to practice saying no; You ask a girl for a kiss Jkd she says nd. You say to chap, "Will you buy this 7" He hands you no I say, to these things giving heed, Thai'yes men are our greatest need. -- No Guiding Hand. Jones---Say. waiter, is this an b- zbator chicken ? WalterI don't know, sir; why? Jones---Any chicken that has had mother could never get as tough " aS this one.--Sun Dial. ..... .- ..... I:RANcE ih'$ " i[JE E(PIB-- Colonial Holdings in Africa Exceed Thoe of Britain by About One-Fifth. Instead of North America and Ladle, Africa is now the most important field of Frencl, colonial development, writes tienri M. Barzun In Current History Magazine. Here the French posses- slons have an area of 4,800,000 square miles; that is 17 times the size of France Itself, and a colored population equal to the number of France's white inhabitants The French colonies In Africa, which exceed those of Great Britain by about one-fifth, suggest a kind of confederation, slowly built up by the gradual acquisition of 20 prov- inces from 1830 up to the Versailles treaty. A beginning was made with the annexation in 1S30 of northern Al- geria, to which were added the colonies of Gabon, Congo, Ubangl, and Chad in 1841; Guinea and Ivory Coast in 1843; Somaliland in 1864 ; Tunis in 1881 ; Sen- egal in 1889; Sudan, Volta, Dahomey, and Mauritania in 1893; Madagascar and Reunion In 1896; southern Algeria in 1902; Niger and Morocco In 1912; and the German Cameroons In 1919. The value of the African empire is seen in its trade both with France and with the world at large. Production is already nearing 3.000,000 tons yearly for the whole dondnion, mostly raw materials for manufacturers and food- stuffs for export. As for the commer- cial balance, the day is expected when the 700,000,000 francs of prewar trade will reach 5,0(0,000,000. There could be no better prospect for French pros- perity at home and for French ex- change In foreign countries. Especial- ly in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, ag- riculture is being developed on a large scale. The farms and cultivated fields cover Immense areas, comparable only to the American Middle West. This necessitates the use of modern agricul- tural implements sucn as harvesters, reapers, binders, threshers and trac- tors, creating a market for American manufacturers of these machines. TO DECIPHER MANUSCRIPTS Photographers Find Ink Which Has Faded Into Illegibility May Still Be Opaque to Ultra-Violet Rays. Photographers have found that they can obtain very different effects when quartz lamps are used In place of the more common sources of light. The reason is simple enough. The quartz allows the ready passing of the so- called ultra-violet rays of light, which will not penetrate glass, and these In turn produce a different effect from the rest of the rays. With colored vases, flowers or dress goods the effects are equally surpris- ing and sometimes may lead to impor- tant applications. For instance, a French photographer has found that ink which has faded into illegibility may still be opaque to the ultra-vlolet rays. By photographing documents m which the ink had been faded he has been able to restore the legibility Moreover, the investigator has found that In some old documents, dating back to the Twelfth century, hts quartz light photographs showed the original wording, which had |ate.r been changed in a still legible Ink. Such a decipher- Ing of old manuscripts which hereto- fore have not been readable ought to add greatly to our knowledge of other days. In the pre.sent, when many old manu- scripts are being discovered, this prot  ess is invaluable. D uo-Negatives. In photographing subjects with in- tense contrasts the difficulty of secur- Ing the required amount of detail in the shadow without getting overdenslty in the high lights is a cmnmon experi- ence. The use of flhns makes it pos- sible to overcome this difficulty by a slmple expedient. Two negatives are made---one for high lights with a short exposure and the other fully timed for the shadows. The parts desired in each negative are then coated with celluloid varnish and the remainder re- moved with the well known red prus- slate and hypo reducer. When these two negatives are superposed in reg- ister thelr combined effect is that of a properly timed negative. The method is, of course, one requiring some dex- terity In the hlocking-out process and is restricted to films of negligible thickness He Should Worry. A Jew who had borrowed money from a friend used to walk up and down his bedroom nlght after night till he nearly drove his wife crazy. After he had been at it about a week she said to him: "Moses, vy do yon valk up and down de room all de night?" He said: "I valk up and down de room, Rebecca, because I am so vor- ried. I owe Isaacs $10 and 1 cannot pay him." Well," said his wife, "if I yes you I should go back to bed and let Isaacs valk up and down his room. It's his vorry, ain't it?" Pine Tree of Great Span. The spreading pine of Karasaki, on the shore of Lake Blwa. Japan, was one of the best known trees of the world, and one of the oldest. It was only 30 feet high, but It had a span of 154 feet. For many years It was visit- ed by pilgrims, and tourists from other countries made a point to see It. Re- cently a solemn ceremony was conduct- ed by a high priest in the presence of many other priests to transfer the spirit of this 1,200-year-old tree to a youthful descendant of 350 years. which sapling wlll receive the honnrs h,ng acvnrded to the sacred pine. USE BREAD TO CLEAN WATCH Dough Frees Small Parts of Timepiscs of Oil, Chips of Metal and Other Things. Althongh the cnstom is very ohl, few people realize that bread Is extensively used In the making of watches. From very early times it has been tte prac- tice of watchmakers to employ a dough made by kneading fresh bread with water to remove foreign matters from the parts of timekeepers. Curiously enough, there is no known substance which will so completely free the small parts of a watch from oil and chips of metal as bread dough. After rubbing with the dough, the metal is absolutely clean. Every other substance which has been tried tends to leave some of its own fragments on the metal. One of the worhl's largest fact,,rles uses 50 loaves of bread a day for thi sole Ixurose. T the astronomer, the threatls which certain kinds of spiders weave are of the utmost Value. They are used for bLsecting the screw of the micrometer used for determining the positions and movements of the stars, and no snl)- stltute for them has yet been found. The minute strands of this spider's thread are remarkably fine, not exceed- Ing cue-fifth to one-seventh of a thou- sandth of an Inch In diameter. In com- parison, the thread of a silkworm Is thick and clumsy It Is not only the fineness of the spider's thread which makes It so useful, for, tn addition, it is amazingly durable. Spider threads can endure great variations in temper- ature without undergoing any change In measuring sunspots, when the heat is so great that the lenses are cracked. the spider thread will be uniuJured.-- S Leonard Bastln In St. Nicholas Mag- azine. BELLS WERE SPOILS OF WAR Great Pride Taken by the Belgian= and Cities of Holland in Their Carillon=. From the Sixteenth to the Seven- teenth centuries carillons (sets of bells played by machinery or by finger keys) were often treated as spoils of war in the low countries, and especial havoc was wrought at the end of that period when the French invaders sup- pressed the abbeys in Belgium. Bells captured in war were sometimes recast into cannon or " carried away as trophies, or, again, they were ransomed as a town's most prized possession. When a city bought a carillon it was formally welcomed on its arrival by city officials and people, and amid re- Joicings the bells were consecrated with elaborate ceremony. Men and women of noble rank stood sponsors. Carillons then were, in fact, esteemed an essential part of the useful equip- ment as well as the artistic adornment of a progressive Netherhmdish city. Their care, their proper playing, their enlargement, were constantly under discussion Even the referendum was employed to decide questions relating to them. Towns were rivals for pre- eminence in the carillon art, and bell masters and bell makers were es- teemed citizens of great consequence. --Detroit News. The Bulldog ,Breed. A worried little man rushed Into the saloon bar and ordered a "small lemon" in a voice shaking with sup- pressed fury. "You look upset, sir," said a sym- pathetic bystander. "I have good reason," was the re- ply. "Why, what has happened?" asked the stranger. "When I arrived home," answered the agitated little man, "I found a burglar In our house about to leave wltl all our silver.' "What dld you do?" "Do? I threw his umbrella out of the window and"--vindictively "I hope it will rain--so there l"-- Pearson's Weekly. Generous, The two men went into a country Inn in order to obtain some refresh- ments. Tlie drinks were about to be paid for by one when the other broke in. "Look here," he exclaimed, "I've been- staying at your house tltree months. You've looked after me very well. You've taken me to theaters and you have always paid Fair play You mustn't pay for this drink." "But--" began the other. < "No, no," said the second man, "we'll toss for It." That Question of Age. A pretty sixteen-year-old flapper at- tended a dance the other night and while taking lunch afterward at a cafe saw one of te leading citizens of the town in the care. "I never was so shocked In my life," she said In re- counting the experience, "as when I went Into the restaurant and saw him there Why, he's forty if he's a day. Think of him being there at one o'clock in the morning."Great Bend Tribune. The Wrong Cue. 'The street orator thought he would llke a little more enthusiasm at his meetings, and arranged with a friend that he should stand below his plat- form and shout "Hear[ Heart" when- ever a pea was dropped on his head. At the next meeting the scheme worked all right until the speaker be- came excited, and suddenly his man began to shout "Heart Henri" un- ceasingly. Then a hoarse.volce was heard to ex- claim: "Shut up, you fool--the bloom- in' bag's bustl" + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + .  He goes down to the city daily to have PERSONAL +ithe wound dressed + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Arehie Ross was in Seattle Tuesday trip to where his wife underwent a surgical E. H. Streissguth made a operation in the Seattle General Hos- !Bellingham Tuesday. pital. Mcs. Ross came through the Mrs. Regan, from Sultan, was a i ordeal very well. business caller in Monroe Monday. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Stephens re- A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. W: Bishop, Park Place , Thurs- day, Jan. 24. Attorney E. T. Bascom was pro- fessionally busy in Everett Tuesday with a case in court. Mrs. Arthur 'Hix, from Duvall, and her little daughter were Monroe visit- or for a day last week. E. G. Rhode Was in Everett Satur- day, attending a meeting of school principals of Snohomish county. W. J. Williams was a visitor in Monroe Friday on business in connec- tion with his duties as county asses- SO2 Tom Stave, from Arlington, was in own for a day the latter part of the week, visiting with his local manager, Mr Hysom. A. B. Sprau is home from Portland where he was for two or thre weeks' turned a few days ago from a trip tc Spokane, where they went to visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John BuN mer. Mrs. Bulmer is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephens. I Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Earnhart and family are removing this week to Redmond, where he will reengage with the Siler Logging Co., which succeeds to the business terminated here by the Florence Logging Co Editor Bostwick, from Enumclaw, was a Monroe visitor Monday Hav- ing just disposed of his business there to his partner, Mr. E. Latin, he is casting about for a new location. He visited Sultan in the afternoon. and friends Feb. 4. Mr. Pearsall has very few gray hairs, just about one for every year, milestones as it were to indicate how far he has traveled alorg life's highway. Everett Hagedorn was operated on at the Monroe General Hospital for appendicitis Tuesday and reports from his bedside are that he is doing well. Mrs. George Nelson was removed from her home in this city to Everett Wednesday, and was operated on at Providence Hospital the following morning. She has come through the ordeal in good shape and is feel- ing as well as could be expected at this writing. Mrs. Kitty Jones is nursing her through her illness. Fred Culver was a Seattle visitor for a day this week. Mrs. J. H. Hysom and son, Fred, went to Yakima last week for a visit. Misses Mary and Dorothy Hysom were Everett visitors over the week- E. F. Nelson, the barber who left end, guests at the home of their Monroe some time ago with a NSF grandmother, Mrs. Mary %Whartenby. check he passed on one of our busi- Mr and Mrs. J. E. Doloff and Mrs. ness houses, was taken into custody t Fred" Frohning, of Everett, were at Mt Vernon Wednesday, and s now  " [among the out of town people at- at liberty on a cash bail of $100.00. I tending the James Louden funeral John H. Reid, of the University Publishing Co., and Mr. McAllister, 'editor of the Masonic Tribune, both of Seattle, were Monitor office callers on a recent date. C. L. Speaks lvft Sunday morning via the Milwaukee, for Statesville, N. C., his old home. Mr. Speaks, on this treatment in a hospital in that city, ,. ......... : [Tuesday. harry J.Nelson nas smo hiS DUSl- I and ]s feehng fine . . ness stock and good will m the Monroe The following ladies and gentlemen Bock Bros. are adding this week Stage Depot to Mrs. Leona Branson, lfrom Monroe were in Everett Satur- another pocket billiard table to their I of Spokane, who took possession of ] day evening, attending the Shrine amusement equipment, making them same Monday, The Nelsons did very l Patrol dance, all of whom report four tables, all told. I well during their incumbency there, having had a fine time. Messrs. and Harry Sargent was a business vis-ll Supt. J. J. Cameron, of the re- BM;:d;?;:  T..*.. 1 T.C.N:Jel;,O,L;s];,,Johnso: itor to Mt. Vernon Tuesday. He was formatory, has returned from his l Bruce Wat'son R V Greene, and attending a meeting of the stockhold- Nebraska trip, called there by a wire! ....... ' " " narry lllemoen. ers of the Delta Electric Co. t announcing the very serious illness ......... I of his mother, who has since passed! Dr. C. A. Strandberg was a busi- rea ronnlng, zrom vereL was away [ ness caller in Seattle Wednesdab. calling on his old friends in Monroe " " I Monday. Fred looks well and reports Mrs. Franklin E. Phelps and Mrs. I E.E. Johnston and wife were Ev- all his' care in Everett likewise. S.B. Moore were in Everett Satur- erett afternoon visitors Wednesday, day, attending a session of Bedourah t Daughters of the Nile. Elmer, age 17 years, son of Mr. and ............ ]V[rs. George Austin, Tualco, has . d. togsweu zs.regmra.lon oz[z-tbee n very ill for now almost three cer of Tualco electron pzecmct and l . " tweeles and under the doctor s care hs home s the place to call to reg- I all of this time. His condition at ister" I this writing is very serious, we are Paul M. Laisure is confined to his t exceedingly sorry to state. bed at his home on Blakley street and [ .... ' . .. feehn lvrs anuerson, wno since Novem visit to Washington, came here a ' g quite poorly, we are sorry tel * " few months ago. learn, ber has been visiting at Peytte, Id- aho, arrived in Monroe a week ago Harry Young is home from the hos- I Mine host, H. E. Pearsall of the  pital at Everett, feeling pretty wAl, I Hotel Savoy, celebrated his 60th herSaturdaYnephew,becauseElmerfAustin,the illneSSand hasf considering the critical operation he l birthday aniwrsary in a very befit-I since then been assisting in caring underwent for removal of a goitre, tting maner with a party of relatives l for him. -V" r .- n mn w I A.E. EAGLE CO. BiE Sale to Continue All Next Week! Silhs Dresses 1-3 Off I00o ,[2!5:aCort,ce,,:!!;i,!!!!!!!!iiii:::|:9: ", O?::;:IIIGC;;S ,Ca's !"3 O" / ::::iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 0000:iii isilV! 00iii00ii!!!;iii!!!iiiiii [ 450 Sweatei a OFF 3351 RteYglear 1 A1Ln2i?25 I | 0 0 i 5i00 Sweaters foriiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii3i75. [ Gowns ..:: ............... : .... 1 Boys Suz.ts. '|ii!lGh!:re'Uns::nGe:r,:!!i-"259C P;;s!?it0 aBvt?uW?s !P ;tcal'?trihce2 [ Umbrellas ] L50ie!:;is['lC!er ss """'"P'::::'"'7559: ] I OfF /Girls' Wool Hose ::::::::::::::::::::::::59c [ ]oys uoercoats I I' UU000000llla00 Corsets 1-5 Less ,Ages 10 to 15 ............................ 8.95 I 2"25 Umbrellas 169/I ......  .... ^^ It Mens Overcoats .................... 26_.9,5 3:00 Umbrellas ::[::[:::[:[::[:[[:2:25 LX/HA--UalSy UUIInE, ZZC Big Heavy, All Wool Logg;r s 00o00uc,00on on Wa,m Blanko*00------1 | II--If there ever was a time to save money on Blankets, its right NOW at these extremely low prices. II III--PrettCy%ITTaiO00IPLAJD, BsLeAN6KxsE:?n:':ebs ]--HeavCOTcTONnPLahIDBLinAKETSrafs' size[I / II COTTON BLANKETS 2.95 ] 66x80 ihe. L MIXED BLANKETS 5.65 {[ ]  C;!:;n Blank21' size 70x80 inc_hs ketsHdswithideNnd"  Saturday, Feb. 9th -- -- McCALL PATTERNS MONROE McCALL PATTERNS I