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Friday, February 8, 1924 THE MONROE MONITOR -- Monroe, WashingtQn Page Five I I T I 0[D BANK MYSTERY CLEARED Savings Deposit Made Over Thirty Years Ago Claimed at Last by Owner. Many a tale of mystery and romance is written in the pages of a bank book. Heed the true story of a depositor of the Lynn institution for Savings: More than thirty years ago this man, giving the name of P-- Or--, de- posited $2,000. About five years later he withdrew $1,100, taking in pay- ment a check to his order. This check never has been cashed and P-- G-- never heard fronl siuce. At various times the treasurer tried to get some trace of hhn. Clews have been fol- lowed up without result. At the end of twenty years the un- claimed account was advertised in sev- eral papers. Many claimants ap- peared, but none couhl give proof satisfactory to the bank. Fin'flly, after thirty years, in 192l, upon injunction of the court, this estate was l)laced in the lmn(ls of a l eceiver. The Lyim Institution for Savings expected never to hear of It again. hnagine the surprise of the treas- urer when, one day recently, the orig- inal bank book and the check, dated Dec. 19, 1S96, were presented at the bank. The mystery of this estate, ow amounting to ,here titan $7,000, Jeenls to have been solved. The own- er knew nothing of the long search for him by the bank and the courts. In order to avoid attacimmnt during some domestic trouble he deposited his money under an assumed name. Then, relying on the safety of the bank and b'eing able to live on his earnings, he avoided all mention of the amount. Only because now, in his old age, he actually nee(led the money was the silence of years broken.--Savlngs Bank Journal. MEXICO CHILDREN WORK HARD Lower Classes Begin Their Duties Early; Women Very Faithful to Their Husbands. The children of ti:e lower class Mex- Icans are brought up to work, and work hard, almost from birth. The mother's frst child is carried on her back, Indian-like, and the parent does her work without any apparent in- convenience. By the time the second offspring arrives the motlmr's lmuse- hold duties have so !ncreased that she must be free as far as possible from tbe care of her children, says the De- troit News. The first-born is there- upon charged with the care of tide lit- tle brother or sister, and it is quite the rule to see some tlny tot of three years, or less, valiantly carrying around the younger member of the family. These women have no thought ex- cept for dally round. They are fidelity personilied, and their lord and mas- ter's word is law. The male of this type Is Jealous in the extreme, but he rules by inspiring fear, and will leave his spouse whenever he thinks fit, knowing full well that she will not dare to offend the moral law, or dis- obey him in the slightest degree In his absence. Eskimos Sing to Jury. An odd method of settling lawsuits is practicedby some of the remoter tribes of Eskimos. When two natives wish to settle a dispute each collects his family and friends to assist him, says the Detroit Free Press. The parties meet at an agreed time in tide biggest hut In the village and proceed to sing literally at each other. The plaintiff's party chant a series of rough verses insulting the defendant and everything that is his. Then comes tile rival party's turn, and for the next hour or so ttey are allowed to sing at their enemy, putting their insults into some sort of meter. The old men of the village act as judge and jury, and the verdict is given to the side which, in the opinion of the aged experts, has compressed the largest amount of insult into the best verse and the most noise. Watershed Is Changing. A curious  result of a study of the Blue Ridge mountains in North Caro- lina and Virginia, says the Detroit News, Is the showing that the Atlam tlc is slowly gaining some of the wa- ters that have hitherto flowed toward the Mississippi. This arises from the fact that the Blue Ridge, Instead of being a crest with strong slopes on each side, Is an escarpment separating a mountainous upland on the southeast, and the high- level headwaters of the streams that flow toward the Mississippi are con- tinually losing length by the retreat of the escarpment, through the retro- gressive erosion of the low-level head- waters of the Atlantic-seeking streams. How He Knew. Messrs. Wilkins and Walker were horse experts of a New England town, and frequently met to exchange ideas. On one occasion Mr. Walker compli- mented Mr. Wilkins In high terms with reference to the' former's successful manipulation of a horse trade. "Well," admitted Mr. WilMns, "I must say I didn't do so badly, but, in this case, how can you say I got the better of the deal when you haven't seen the horse I got?" "I saw the horse you had," was Mr. Walker's laconic response. New Version, 'iy friend Archer painted a ba$iet of plums so naturally that--" "Yes. I know what you are going to say--the birds came and pecked them." "Not at all--his wife made rhea ! EXCHANGED PIPES FOR LAND Three Hundred Were Part of the Price William Penn Paid for Tract in Seventeenth Century. pipes in the Seventeenth centur were largely made In Holland of pipe- clay imported"from England--to the disgust and loss of English plpemaker In 163 the company of tohacco-plpe- makers petitioned parliament to forbid the export of tobacco pipe clay, since by the mnuf,gcture of pipes in Hol- land their trade was much damaged. The company's request was granted, but In the next year it again found it necessary to go to parliament, show- Ing their threatened ruin because cooks, bakers and Me-house keepers and others made pii)es, but so unskill- fully that they were brought into dis- ++++++++++++++++ + + + LOCAL NEWS ITEMS + J.o 4-++++++++++++++++++ The Monroe Theatre is being re- juvenated throughout on its interior, a much needed and no doubt will be a very much appreciated refreshment, by the patrons of that house. Henry Hallan and his assistant are doing the work, which they expect to finish this week. R. J. Stretch has passed into the Buick class of autoists, with the pur- chase of the latest model Buick sedan, a few days ago. Measles is having a good run in I Monroe and all concerned seem to be getting thru the mess in pretty good esteem, and requesting that none be shape. Inasmuch as everybody has allowed to follow the trade who had to have them sooner or later, there not been apprentices seven years. I is not much use procastinating. It is During the latter part of the Seven- said there are about ten thousand teenth century Englisil pipes were pre sented by colonists in America to tlle Indians. They subsequently became valuable as objects of barter or part- purchase value in exchange for land. In 1667 120 pipes and 100 Jew's-harps were given for a strip of country near Timber creek in New Jersey. William Penn. the founder of Pennsylvania, purchased a tract of land, and 300 pipes were included in the articles given In the exchange. The Rule. Tile toil-gate keeper In a certal section of Alabama is an aged darky. When, recently, a farmer of that dis- trict sought to pay toll by the offer of a dime. the coin was returned to him by the keeper with this state- ment : '"Scuse me, boss, but I can't take dis dime. It's bent an' de county's got a strict rule agin our takln' mu- tilated coins." "Indeed?" said the farmer, "Well, let me tell you tlat you gave me that very bent dime yourself in change yesterday !" "May be, may be," murmured the old darky, "Dere ain't no rule agln my handin' out mutilated money. It's only agin my taktn' it." A Monstrosity. A sportsman, being conceited about his fine figure, wore corsets to show it off. One morning, riding to the moors, he was thrown from his horse. A amekeeper ran to render assistance. Tlde first-ald man began to feel the fallen one all over to see if any bones were broken, and suddenly yelled out :o a gillie: "Run for a doctor. Here's a man's ribs runnin' north and south, Instead o' east and West." An Official Criticism. The Movie Manager--Good morning, ma'am. I asked you to call because I 2nted your opinion on some of my features. The New Censor--Well, to begin with, your forehead is too low, your eyes are not mates, your nose Is too i)ig and bulbous, your mouth Is too large and flabby and you've !.ittle or no chin. Otherwise they will do very well. Is that all? CAMP FIRE NEWS The Camp Fire Girls, as any other organization, need money to carry on their activities. The groups [n Mon- roe hove for some time been feel- ing the need of a room or a cottage of their very own, someplace that will represent a headquarters to them where they can c'arry on their craft work and the numerous other activities, conected with Camp Fire. As a first step in the possible pos- session of such a place, the girls and their guardians are sponsoring a novel method for beginning a fund. The plan is 'as follosw: A number of market baskets, containing a small bank and an order book Will be giv- en to many ladies about town to start in circulation. Perhaps one of these ladies is a baker of an especially fine pie. Then she will make arrange- ments with some other person to buy her pie. The name of the buyer, the pie and its selling price is then writ- ten in the order book and the baker of the pie passes basket, etc., to the buyer, who places the amount asked for the pie into the small bank. The buyer of the pie is perhaps noted for the making of fluffy, white cakes. She obtains a customer, bakes the cake, enters the price in the book and delivers the basket and contents to the buyer. The buyer in her turn proceeds as did the ones be- fore her and each basket is kept in circulation by the same methods. Baked beans may be another per- son's specialty, or home fried dough- nuts, or cookies, and numerous other foods that will have an added flavor when coming from a neighbor'se oven. The Camp Fire Girls are hoping that the women of the town will take kindly to this plan and that they will make the most of the opportunity to obtain an unusually fine cake or pie, etc., from some ;friend. Seattle--Plans for proposed $650, 000 apartment hotel at Seventh ave- nue and Seneca street completed. Puyallup--More than $30,000 will be spent this spring in improving high- ways leading into this city. cases of the disease in Seattle, which makes business good for the doctors if for nobody else. If you have trouble with your watch O. E. Williams will fix it. 19-tf Revival meetings at the Metho- dist church continue with incrcasing interest. Evangelist Bennard will preach Snday morning .;at 10:30, afternon at 2:30 and evening at 7:30. k $oiW j Mrs. Walter Camp entertained at dinner Saturday evening, honoring her husband's birthday anniversary. Covers were laid for eight, the guest list being: Dr. {L. Danforth, Seattle, Dr. C. H. Sell, Miss Venita Treadwell, 1Wrs. Bess Huff with Mr. and Mrs. I Camp and their daughters, Eileen I i and Grace. The dining table was prettily decorated with cut flowers, and candles shaded in red. During I the evening a few friends dropped in[ for cards. I Mesdames W. S. Camp, S. J. Knapp, G. F. Hcrley, J. J. Reardon, J. W. Crow, Fred Thedinga, E. E. Johnston and R. W. Jellison attended the card party in the K. (If C. club rooms, in Everett, Friday afternoon, Of which Mrs. B. F. Bird, of Snohomish was one of the patronesses. These ladies report having spent a very pleasant afternoon. Mrs. Robert Duncan was hostess to the Tuesday bridge club at her home Tuesday evening. The follow- ing ladies played: Mesdames C. W. Roben, Robt. Raven, Ralph Raven, Paul ;Laizure, Wm. McCord, Ed ghite, Howard Watkins, Ray Green, J. L. Brady, Arthur Nelson, J. M. Call and let us show you the new Chevrolet car--STAVE CHEVRO -I Reardon. The hostess served dainty LET Co. [refreshments. Mrs. Ed. White scor- The Snohomish county branch of the Western Washington Automotive Trade Association lunched at Weis- ers one (ay ;this week. Messrs. Hysom and Reed, of Monroe, were in attendance. I will get my next suit from George Smith. The Woman's Missionary Society of the Nazarene church met last Thursday at the home of Mrs. Hu- bert George. Call and let us show you the new Chevrolet car--STAVE CHEVRO- LET Co. All ladies wishing to join Athletic class, meet at high school gym. at 7 p. m., Wednesday, Feb. 13th. I will get my next suit from George Smith. The Tolero Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Amy Johnson Fri.amy, Feb. 15. Mesdames Evans and Johnson, hostesses. All Rebekahs w(alcolne. ed high. Mesdames Eliza Malone and J. P. Austin were hostesses to a party of ladies at a bridge dinner on Tuesday and Wednedsay evenings, at the Malone home. The house was dec- orated with valentine shades and hearts and the table place cards were in the pretty red shades. Cov- ers were laid for 24 on Tuesday eve- ning. The following is the guest list: Mesdames E. C. Newell, Geo. Tagen, E. E. Johnston, Leslie Johnston, J. J. Reardon, G. F. Herley, Fred Thed- inga, J. W. Augestine, Roy Jellison, John Robertson, Clyde McGee, W. Fletcher, I. E. Taylor, C. H. Currie, W. C. Streissguth, E. G. Rhode, A. R. Terpening, B. J. Lobdell, Jas. Hatch, C. A. McMickle, E. L. Billings, Geo. Shay and Mrs. John Falconer and Mrs. Tabor, from Everett. A delicious dinner was served, the host- esses being assisted in the serving by Misses Ven!ta Treadwell and Mabel Kelly. Bridge was enjoyed until a The Monroe Auto Top Shop can do that new top job for you. The W. B. A of Maccabes will meet with Mrs. R. J. Stretch next Tuesday evening. The Ladies' Auxiliary desire to thank their friends for the very gen- erous turnout at their card party last month and announce the next such party for Feb. 21, in Commun- ity 'Hall. A special meeting of the Ladies' Auxiliary, American Legion; next Monday evening at the home of Mrs. i J. J. Reardon. All members are urg- led to attend, as business of import- :ance will be discussed. Bedourah Club, Daughters of the Nile, of Snohomish county, announce a dance to be given at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, corner Wall and Oak, Everett, Wednesday evening Feb. 13. Daughters of the Nile and escorts, Shriners and Masons invited. Mesdames Wm. and Otto Nelson were county seat visitors Tuesday. Mrs. Lee and Dewey Crockett were Redmond visitors on day this week. As we go to press the P. T. As- sociation is having a meeting in the auditorium of the Monroe High at which quite an interesting program is being' given and the pricipal num- ber, an address, to be delivered by Leo Barsden, of the Everett High. {Luncheon will be served at the con- clusion of the program, which is larg- ely patronized. WOMEN Be sure and use H. H. Ell Louise Gisler, Box 2, Arlington. 44-4t CATARRHAL DEAFNESS is often caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the E.ustachian Tube. W'hen this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect bearing. Unless the inflammation can be reduced, your hearing may be de- stroyed forever. HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE will do what we claim for It--rld your system of Catarrh or Deafness caused by Catarrh. HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE has been successful in the treatment of Catarrh for over Forty Years. Sold by all druggists. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. | METAL WORK | II See VICTOR MATTSON at II I THEDINGA HARDWARE CO. B late hour'. Mrs. Jas. Hatch scored high on Tuesday evening and irs. W. C. Streissguth low. The ladies who enjoyed the dinner W, ednesday even- ing were: Mesdames Jas. Hamilton, WI. S. Camp, E. H. Streissguth, E. M. Stephens, J. W. Augustine, 'Grant Gibson, Bess Huff, J. M. Reardon, F. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 9:45 a. m. Sunday school. Classes for all ages. Hubert George, Supt. 11:00 a. m. Sermon by Miss Lela Hargrove, returned Missionary from India. 6:30 p. m. Young People's So- ciety, Mrs. O. G. Broughton, leader. K. Swan, J. W. Crow, H. M. Tread-i 7:30 p. m. Missionary address by well, W. R. Easton, Robt. Raven, "Miss Hargrove. Ralph Raven, Tom Cromwell, C. L. I Special music at both morning and Newcomb, Sam Knapp, Mrs. Fred I evening services. Douglas of Duvall, Mrs. Roe Malone i Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. Midweek of Sultan and Miss Christine Loder t prayer service. of Colwell, Kansas, who is the guest! Rev. Chas. B. Archer. of her cousin, Mrs. Tom Cromwell. +++++++++ irs. Douglas scored high and S. Knapp low, all received prizes. ++++++++++++H*++ + : Ae THE CHURCHES 4"- -  ,4 t;  , .'' CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH The recent issue of the "Hardware Ag" says: "Have you ever noticed how pros- perous as a general rule, church people are? It is surprising how the general average of the religious people prosper in life. There are reasons for this. Church going people have found the rules of living that make them very efficient workers and they do not waste what they accumu- late. These are the people who build up the prosperity of our country." Church School at 10 a. m. Worship, with sermon at 11 a. m. Children's Hour, 11 a. m to 12 a. m. Christian Endeavor at 7 p. m. Evening Service at 7:30 p. m. Rev. J. Morgan Lewis, Pastor. SWEDISH CHURCH Sunday School at 9:45 a. m. Regular Services at 11 a. m. and p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesda) even- ing at 8 o'clock. E. Ohman, Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. Regular services at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Epworth League at 6:30 p. m. Prayer meeting, .Thursday evening at 7:30. E. D. White, Pastor. ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH Mass will be celebrated in Monroe Sunday, February 10, at 9:30 a. m. Rev. Daniel Grace, Pastor. + WAGNER MILL + + +++++++++++++.+++ Mrs. Roy Walters, who has been very ill, is improving. Mrs. Phil 'Hickman and Mrs. Guy Streetor were visitors in camp Tues- day. Mr. and Mrs. John Raheywinkle, of Snohomish, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Walters. Mrs. Elizabeth Allen and Ml"s. W. L. Cox, of Seattle, are spending the week with Mi's. J. M. Dodson. Mrs. Clara Beaudreau, ho has been visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fank Perry, was called to Seattle Wednesday by the serious illness of her little grand- daughter. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Dodson enter- tained Saturday evening the 500 Saturday Evening Club. The gaests were Messrs and [esdames A. Nel- !son, Frank Perry, J. Robertson, S. C. McGee, W. S. Fletcher, Miss Clara Beaudreau, Mrs. E. Allen, Mrs. W. S. Cox and Win. Swartout, of Seattle. I-Iig h scores were awarded to Mrs. Allen and Mr. Fletcher. Delicious refreshmerits were served. The Community club gave their regular monthly luncheon at the Community Hall Thursday. A fine program was enjoyed. The commit- tee in charge was Mrs. A. Nelson, Mrs. McGee, Mrs. Balfh and Mrs. Love. The Farmers' Club met with Mrs. Aldrich Wednesday and pieced quilts for the Orphan Home, Everett. The ladies of the community will give an apron shower for Mrs. Jack Anderson, Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. John ifcIntyre spent Thurs- day in the community at- the home cf Mr. and Mrs. H. M. McIntyre. MONROE BREMERTON J. E.WOOD CO. The Store That Saves You Money Bargain Days! SATURDAY, FEB. 9th-- Women's Storm RUBBERS, $1.00 value .................... pr. 83c Boys' Wool Mixed MUNSINGWEAR In ages 7 to 12 years ............................................ suit $1.85 In ages 13 to 18 years ........................................ suit $2.15 "OLD POWERFUL" America's Wonder WORK SHOE for men, $5.50 value ........ per pair $4.19 MONDAY, FEB. 11th-- Heavy TURKISH TOWELS, good size .................... ea. 19c BOYS' BLOUSES, Toni Sawyer quality, Fast Color and worth $1.15 regular .................... ea. 89c Women's CORSETS, regular $1.39 value .................. ea. 95c TUESDAY, FEB. 12th Genuine INDIAN HEAD, 36 inch width ............ per yd. 26c STAMPED GOODS reduced 20?'o, many new items JAP CREPES, all popular shades ........................ per yd. 23c SPRING CRETONNES, just arrived .................... per yd. 23c All mail orders given prompt and careful attention. Give our shoe stock a look. Many ne: Spring Styles are now in. Snappy cut-out patients in strap sandals in Black Fawn, Log-Cabin Brown, Fog Grey and other new colors. Our $3.95 line of women's dress PUMPS and OXFORDS deserve special mention. Their won- derful fitting qualities, combined with stylish appearance and greater wear, will make you a TRUE SAVING. J. E. WOOD CO. MONROE, WASH. oi