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Page Eight THE MONROE MONITOR -- Monroe, Washington Friday, February 8, 1924 I a v r R. J. STRETCH COMPANY STORE NEWS This is orange season. They are nice and sweet. We bought 50 cases at a special price, to sell at 27c, 2 dozen 51c. We have small ones, 3 dozen for 50c. -! We have a stock of strained honey, bought from a man at Skykomish. This is Fire Weed Honey, known by those who know, to be the best. Our price is, quart jars, 65c, pints, 35c. We are sold out on Morrill Pride Hams but will have another shipment in a day or so at the same special price, 2Sc. :::FOR ONE WEEK, COMMENCING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, WE WILL SELL THESE STAPLES AT A SPECIAL PRICE Red Wing Catsup ........................................................................................ 15c Reliance Golden Sweet Corn ...................................................................... 21c 12 cans for ............... : ...... . ..................................................................... $2.38 Del Monte Sweet Potatoes .......................................................................... 16c 2 for ..................... "- .................................................................................. 31c 10 bars Crystal White ................................................................................ 42c Yours Truly Crackers in the 21/z pound packages are a popular family package. Grahams .............................................................. 38c Sea Side Sodas .................................................... 38c 3 for .................... $1.10 Soda Crackers .................................................... 38c Stretch's Saturday: "Sugar Special | | 10 Ibs,, 92c THE POPULAR BEVERAGE-- STRETCH'S HIGH GRADE COFFEE, 38c POUND, 3 PouNDs, $1.10, ALL COFFEE, NO TIN. "WE ROAST OUR OWN." PHONE 1533 -- 1543 WAREHOUSE 261 JACK HORNER WAS ROGU[ Mother Goose Character Really Exist ed in the Reign of Henry VIII. Jack Homer of the Christmas ph really existed, though whether he de served the title of "good boy" is ex ceedlngly doubtful. He was, however a fortunate rogue. When Henry VIII suppressed th monasteries and drove the monks fro their quarters the title deeds of thl abbey of Mells were demanded by thq commissioners. The abbot of Glaston bury determined that he would sen them to London and, as the document1 were very valuable, and the road In rested with thieves, it was difficult t get them to the metropolis safely. To accomplish this end he devised very ingenious plan. He ordered a sa. vory pie to be made, and inside he pul' the documentsthe finest filling a pl( ever hadand intrusted this dainty t{ a lad named Homer to carry up to Lon. don to deliver safely into the hanUs fm whom it was intended. But the Journey was long and the day cold, and the boy was hungry, and the pie was tempting, and the chance of detection was small. So the boy broke off a piece of th pie, and beheld a parchment within. He pulled it forth innocently enough, won- dering how it could have found its way there, tied up in pastry, put it in his pocket and then continued his Journey to town. The parcel was delivered, but the title deeds of Mells abbey were miss- ing. The fact was that Jack had them 'in Iris pocket. These were the Juiciest plums in the pie. Great was the rage of the commissioners and heavy the vengeance they dealt out to the monks. But Master Jack Homer kept his se- cret, and when peaceable times were restored he claimed the estates and ro ceived them.--Baltimore Sun. WOOL FOR BILLIARD TABLE Twenty-Two of the Finest Fleeces Art Ud in Making Single Cover That Will Stand Up. Most striking of the revelations of the manufacture of billiard tables are the facts about the cloth for which the pick of the world's wool is used to pro- duce a fabric that will stand up to its work. No fewer than 22 fleeces are re- Jected during the processes of cleaning and combing before the weaving be- gins. To keep a cloth in the best condition two things are essential--careful brush- Ing and Ironing. The strokes of the brush must invariably be in the same direction--that is, with the nap---and the same rule holds good for the iron, which should never be too hot, or else the cells of the wool will be deprived of the natural moisture which they need to keep In good condition. The points of the best cues are usu- ally made of French ash or maple, which have been found by experience to keep straighter than other woods. For the embellishment of the butt ebony, is the favorite, but tulip wood --a wood from Brazil of a red color with yellowish streaks--and rosewood are both employed sometlmes.--De- troit News. Use for Old Bed Springs. A worn-out bed spring resting quietly on a city dump, might be con- sidered as the last word in useless- nesa, but science, which is always on the lookout for a possible use for any- thing from Niagara falls to a cootie has not overlooked the possibilities of city dumps. It has been found that these unsalable antiques make the best sort of protection from flying debris in blasting explosions. The charge Is covered first with a layer of bed springs and then with some loose heavy articles such as railroad ties. When the explosion occurs the gases escape readiiy through the cracks and crevices in the springs and slats, but the small fragments are re- tained and so cause no danmge to adjacent persons and property. The springs are said to be practically in- destructible by this treatment and may be used reneatedlv.' ............... . ........... Z ......... THIS ESKIMO HAD GUMPTION Work of Native Woman, Who Was 8ole Survivor of Arctic Expedi- tion, is Marvelous. Those who have followed the daily press during recent weeks have prob ably noticed the disastrous and tragic ending of the recent Wrangel island arctic expedition, In the account of which Ads Blackjack, an Eskimo woman, figures strikingly, says Mad lson Cooper in the Flower Grower. For fortitude, courage, resourceful- ness, religious merit and all around gumption, Ads Blackjack serves as an object lesson to many of her brothers and sisters of greater opportunities and enlightenment. Compared with de person of the strongest mental bal- ance and with tile greatest physical endurance and experience, the accom- plishments of this mite of humanity (she is less than five feet tall), are most marvelous. While nursing a dying companion, confined to his bed for weeks, this little woman performed all of the duties necessary for an exist- ence In the polar regions, including cutting wood, trapping, hunting, cook- ing, etc. She even during this time learned to use firearms and shot seals to help out the scanty food supply. The real worth of a human being Is only demonstrated by necessity com- bined with opportunity. Under circum- stances which we of the so-called civ- ilized races of the earth would prob- ably have succumbed to discourage- ment and disease, Ada Blackjack rose triumphant and never showed the "white feather" or what our modern slang calls a "yellow streak." If Ads Blackjack is a good representative of her race, truly the Eskimo has never been valued at his true worth. ORIENTAL FAREWELL QUIET Forms Sharp Contrast to Roars of Oc- ldental Crowd as Ships Leave Port, As the big liner steamed out of port a hoarse, deep-throated roar shook her tan and black funnels; and a lesser, wilder cry burst from the thousands alongside. Roses pelted down from the decks above, arms nlrled llte pin- wheels, and deafening crowds screamed their farewells. But In the throng a little pool of silence brooded undisturbed. Six im- passive oriental faces formed a half moon of silence as old as the Dawn of creation. Sphinxllke, through Im- penetrable almond eyes they watched the whirlwind sweep the crowd. What was the going of a mere vessel to such as they? Up on the slp's higher deck stood a lone oriental figure whose almond eyes focused on the group. A thin yellow hand lifted the black hat hori- zontally in the air, a fleeting ghost of a smile ruffled the impenetrable eyes. Nothing morel The yellow faces be- low gleamed strangely. SIX hats rose simultaneously In air. No waving, no yelling, no cries. Only a shadow of a smile In the watching almond eyes. The crowds raged on, shriek- Ing, running, weeping. But tle Orient stood silent, smiling its impenetrable ancient smlle.--New York Sun and ,]lobe. How to Tall Them Apart. An old war correspondent was at- tached to the Chilean army during a struggle with Peru. On one occasion he complained to a general that owing to the absence of uniforms on either side he found it difficult to distinguish the combatants. "Oh. it's quite simple." returned the general, cynically. "If you see a man running toward Chile he's a Chilean ; If he's running toward Peru he's a Peru- vian !" A Touching Farewell. From hubby's den poured forth the Tosti strain: "Good-by, forever; good- by, forever; good-by, god-by, goo-oo- oo-od-by !" Friend Wife---What's the mutter, Bob? Are you training for the con- cert stage? Husband--No, dear heart; I'm mere- ly mailing a 50 touch made by that Iszy brother of yours.--Boston Tran- ENGLAND HAD BULL FIGHTS Queens Mary and Elizabeth Enjoyed Them, and Also Bear. Baiting. Bullfighting, which is declining In favor with the Spaniards, was once a popular sport in England, though In a somewhat different form. It has only been forbidden by law within the last hundred years. The bull was tied to a stake, after having the points of its horns protect- ed. Fierce dogs were let loose on it, and a terrific battle wouhl ensue. Bull- dogs were bred specially for the sport. Their peculiar Jaws gave a grip so strong that the bull could nt throw off Its attackers once their teeth had met in its shoulder. Bear-baiting, too, wa popular at one time. Both Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were fond of bear-baitings and bullfights. Great men ke)t "rings" and there was one in nearly every place of amusement. "Bankside" was a noted place for the "sport" In Lon- don. The charge for admission was a penny to enter, another penny to go in the "grand stand" and a third penny for the equivalent of reserved seats. Thursdays and Sumdays were the fa- vorite days for baiting bears and bulls. At one time the theaters were ordered to close down on the former day so that competition should not interfere with the baitings.--London Tit-Bits. COPPER DRAGON OF BEFFR01 Twelve-Foot Weather Vane in Ghent Celebrates Its Five Hundred and Forty-Sixth Anniversary. The Copper Dragon of Beffrol, In Ghent, has Just celebrated Its five hundred and forty-sixth birthday on the top of its lofty perch on the Beff- rol, over 300 feet above the ground. It Is six feet in height and eleven and one-half feet in length, measured from the tip of its enormous tongue to the end of its tail. The copper grasshopper atop Faneuil hall, Boston, was designed by Shem Drowne, a coppersmith of colo- nial days. Over 180 years old, it has bad an interesting history, being pres- ent at the Boston tea party and hav- ing survived two earthquakes. Perhaps the public tired of gauging the wind by the weather report in next day's newspaper; or perhaps the ornamental possibilities of this new Idea In vane design have given a new fillip to the use of this tlme-honored institution. Whatever the reason, the weather vane Is coming back. Only Half Efficient. "These scientific management peo- ple," says  well-known business man. "with their extraordinary ideas of doubling or trebling a man's labor, re- mind me of the humble hod carrier's impossible promise. "Now a facetious boss said to a new hod carrier : "'Look here, didn't I hire you to carry bricks up that ladder by the day?' "'Yes, sir,' sald the hod carrier. "'Well, I have had my eye on you, and yon've only done it half a day to- day. You spent the other half coming down the ladder.' "Whereupon, the hod carrier, with a grin, responded : "'Very well, slr, I'll try to do bet- ter tomorrow.'" Water Lily Eighteen Inches Across. Perhaps tim most remarkable of the aquatlc plants is the giant water lily known to science as the "Victoria regla." It is a nath.e of Glana and Brazil. Large, spreading leaves seem to float on the water, though In reality their vast green surface is supported by a strong underwater framework of twisted tissues. The leaves, which are often over six feet in diameter with a rim of three to "eight inches high, can support considerable weight. The plant bears immense white flowers, often measuring 18 inches across, which greatly resemble a huge daisy. They open in the evening. The seeds of the Victoria regia are edlMe. For this reason it is extensively cultivated in the Amazon valley.--Detroit News. BADGE WORN BY TOREADOR Spanish Bull Fighter Proud of Hie Pigtail or Coleta--Objects to Impostors Wearing It. / It Is a saying in Spain that to be a great matador one should have Triana blood. Several families of the town have-supplied three and sometimes four generations of bull fighters. The conservative toreador wears a small pigtail or coleta. He allows his coleta to grow as soon' as he has passed his novitiate and has been ac- cepted by the authorltfes as a real torero. The bull fighter Is immensely proud of this traditional badge of his calling and has little mercy on those who wear it without the right to do so.- Detroit News. Great Sea Waves. Waves of extraordinary height, mls- called "tidal waves," are sometimes encountered at sea or along the coasts. They are due either to earthquakes under the sea, or to a combination of several ordinary waves, which, if a heavy sea be running, is sufficient to account for a wave of unusual height. Such a one was recently encountered by the British steamship Maine near the southern edge of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. The wind was ris- ing after a hard blow and an-ugly swell, about twenty-five feet high, was running. Then a huge wave was seen towering above the other seas a mile away and rushing toward the ship. It swept the vessel from end to end and was estimated by the officers to have been from 50 to 60 feet in height. There's a Reason. Jones was walking along the street wearing a very glum expression on his usually cheerful countenance when he was accosted by his friend Brown. "Hello, old man," exclaimed the latter. "You're looking very down in the mouth. What's the matter?" "Yesterday," said Jones, "I refused a poor woman a request for a loan and in consequence of my act I passed a sleepless night. The tones of her voice were ringing in my ears the whole evening." "Your softness of heart does you credit," said Brown. "Who was th worn an ?" "My wife," was the sad reply. Slight Difference. The manager of a telephone com- pany sent for a new cperator and asked her what sort of work she was doing before she began to preside at a switchboard. "I sold movie tickets," faltered the new girl. "I thought so," said the manager. "Now, don't get offended. Just a word of advice. With us you say 'Number, please?' Not 'How many?' The phrases are very much alike and yet there's a distinction." It Was Worth the Money. A business man received a letter from his son stating thai the lad was doing well in football, stood near the head of his class, was popular social- ly and liked'his college. This missive he showed to an associate with the remark: "I sent the boy $50 and I don't regret it." "I shouldn't think you would," re- sponded his friend warmly. "That let- ter is full of good news. Many a time I send $50 Just for a bard luck story." Ticket Was Still Good. As an express train was goinl through a station one of the pas- sengers leaned out of the window, overbalanced, and fell out. He fortunately landed on a sandheap, so that he (lid himself no great injury; but, with torn clothes, he sad to a porter :- "What shall I do?" "You're all right, mister," sald the porter, "your ticket allows you to break yor .jollrJ).ey." Ancient Egyptian Women. In Tut-Ankh-Amen's time, Egyptia girls were married before they were fourteen, and flnlollg the lower classes were mothers at fifteen, gr'mdmothers at thirty, and wrinkled old women 'i,b 4 ,,,. ", ul:,'. MONRE CHURCH ENLARGED The Swedish Evangelical Mission church of Monroe is undergoing an extensive and quite expensive series of repairs and alterations. The build- ing has been set back about 20 feet from the walk line, raised about four feet and an excavation of three feet made, giving the society a nice basement here will be held the S. S. classes of the church and other doings such as missionary society meetings, afternoon teas and such aid work. A kitchen section is in the basement so that when suppers or dinners are giv- en, these can be prepared right where they are given. The changes include some work being done in the church auditorium. A substantial concrete wall has been completed, upon which the building now rests. The moving and raising ,of the structure Was done by John and George Johnson. All that is included in the improve- ment plans aggregate about $2000 and it is expected that completior thereof will be reached about Marcl 1st. g l f II i Punctuality. When you wear a BULOVA Wrist Watch you en- Joy the safisfactlon of knowing that it tells tlms--ON TIMR. 18 Kt. 25 year whltegold care, beauti- fully carved. Fine 17Jewel q"Ef (t BULOVA Movement . vO. Pay $1.00 a week O. E. WILLIAMS Jeweler Victrolas, Victor Records Pianos, Players i" nroe, Washington A NATION-WI .. EVERETT, WASHINGTON es, We Have No Push Cart Barga,ns' Not having "push cart bargains" at any time there is no occasion for a so called "sale" here. We sell for cash, thus have the money to buy for cash. We buy in large quantities for our 475 stores, thus, as cash buyers, obtain important price concessions. The fairest of "sale prices" are no less than our regular year round prices. Save money here! ALL WOOL SUITS for MEN 1 7 .5o Men's 18-ounce worsted suits in grays and browns. These suits are ab- solutely all wool and are made in a semi- conservative s t y 1 e with a three button coat, sizes 36 to 46. You simply can't afford to miss this wdue .................. 17.50 Our every day i)riee "A Pure-Bred Sire Makes Milk Checks Higher" ,i