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THE MONROE MONITOR u Monroe, Washington F-.irl,y, Fol)rnary. 18, 1927 Page Four ]]] Usesness r . :, Proved by Voltaire One of Voltalre's most popular books, his hlstory of Charles XII, is devoted to a practical proof of the utter folly of war. The life of Charles XlI of Sweden is an example without equal of tile colossal futility of war. Charles, one of tie, world's most in- spiring examph.s of a calmble, Inde- fatigable ruler, In a life of self-denial, hod but one fault. He spent his entire life making war. Starting his care,,r at the age of eighteen with tim suc- cessful defense of his kingdom against the combined forces of several of the greatest countries of Europe, w!thiu a comparatively short time he was complete dictator of eastern Europe.. Many times he overwhelmed forces outnumbering hls own five or ten to one. Crowning and dethroning klns almost at will, his aims were usually altruistic. He sought always to be impartial and Just. He undertook no offensive w[tr with the intention of bet. tering himself or hh eountry. Yqe when he died he had done no lasting good. He had irreparably Impover- ished his own and other countries, and had wasted his great life, which mlgitt have been $o productive of good to the world, In telling this most Iflguifl- cant story Voltaire Impressed upon the world the terrifying uselessness of the i thing he so hated--war.From 'hel Young Voltaire." by C. B. Chase. 5mall'Change el No interest to Royalty Louis Philippe of Bourbon. the French pretender, had a royai way of shopping. When the World war was at its height, he sta.lked into an ex- lPenslve boot shop In London and or. dered a'dozen pairs of boots and shos rhe bootmaker wanted to suggest something on account, as the man was a stranger, but his remark tlmt the bill would run to about $2,50 met with no response. So his wife tact. fully asked for some money tow,,.d the cost of buying leather. 'I'h Jtranger pulled out a thick roll of treaJmry notes and handed It over. A week later he returned and "tried on." The result was satls{aetory and the bootmaker inquired as to where to sehd the order. ' "You may consign It to the king of France," he replied, and named his hotel. The order was delivered by messenger with a flowery letter In French, in which was enclosed" $22.50. representing the amount overpaid. A day or two later a secretary appeared at the shop witb tlw news that. the king was Incensed at the refund, add- ing affably that it would have been all the same If the balance had Ieen on the other slde.--Manchester Guard- inn. t ' The Blue Danube Near Vienna on the Danube at the Iron Gates the speed of the current Is from )2 to 16 feet per second--and the British monitor the Glowworm got stymied halfway up It, couldn't go either forward or astern, and had tel hold down her vlves to get a high! enough head of steam to struggle out of it. It was a question whether she wot!ld go up or blow up. It takes a special towing steamer, pulling itself up on a cable from one and one-half to two hours, to go up this two-kilometer stretch. The Ger- mans used locomotives to flow ships through i during the war. Down below Orsova these dreaded Iron Gates are not one-half so sticky as the sixty. five miles of rapids and submerged ledges below Drencova. As a matter of fact. the Schachlet by Vllshofen is one of the nastiest parts of the rlver.--Negley Parson in Adventure Magazine. Pure Air on Market In Amsterdam, ttolland, the munici- pal electric light works sell air to clti- fens. This seems an odd by-product ef the electric industry until it is con- sldered that the electric ozonatlon process is one of the most effective means of purifying air Just as light- sing "freshens" a dank and humid at- mosphere, stimulating those who breathe it. The Dutch air is drawn down througli a chimney 100 feet high, purified and dried by electricity and cempressed Into cylinders like those umd for soda fountain gas in America. These are sold to homes In the city on an annual contract basis, for about $24 a year. Slow release of the air bedrooms of people afflicted with asthma Is said to bring relief to the sufferers. Slitting Parrot'a Tontrue "It is a widespread superstition that to enable a parrot to talk (In imita- tion of human speech) It Is necessary to split the tongue," says Alexander Wetmore In the Scientific Magazine. "This, however, has no foundation in fact, and when practiced only inflicts: mm unnecessary cruelty. Birds nmke ands in a little organ known as the sln, inx at the lower end of the trachea windpipe, and as the tongue has little to do with the process, splitting It has no connection whatever with the ability to imitate sounds." A "Show Me" Boy ]Bohby had his mother's best bread Smile out in the yard, where he had been trying to cut Iiricks. His moth- er found him at the Job and asked Mm: "How in the world do you expect mother to eat bread with that kRtfe When you got through?" I don't know, mother. Show me hew," came back Bobby, who handed tin knife back to the fond parent,--- Columbus Dispatch. ALEX WHEELER INJURED Alex Wheeler, who has a crew of men logging on the Monroe Loging Company works, was injured Wed- nesday afternoon. He was on a log- ging flat car loading when a log struck him and knocked him to the ground, iandig on his head[. When picked up he was bleeding from the ears and was unconscious. He ws taken to the Monroe Logging Com- pany camp on a raSh'cad speeder and into Everett by auto. Mr. Wheeler is well ,nown in Snohomish county. He is president of the Snohomish County Fair Associ'ation of Granite Falls. Great English Actor Vagrant by Instinct Miss Tidwell. tim kindly benefactor , tire youthful l']dmund Keen. taught him to revlte, sad read Shakespeare to hlm. Bnt even kindness and com- f,rt vouhl not ease his hectic spirit. (h'cashmally he would break his bonds slid rUll awu,v If) sleep, ill barns, to bl]unl wayslde Inns--hnltatlng imps and apes. tmnlfllng, danclng, recking. and singing for his bread and butter Thal Miss TIdswell locked him In his bedroom with his schoolbooks made but Little dlfferenee; he would wriggle down the water pipe at his window to wander for days. restless and uncontrollable as an alley cat Even the device of welding on his neck a brass collar inscribed "This boy belongs to Number 9 Leicestel square. Please send him home." had no effect; covering the fetter with hlw kerchief he defied detection and was happy. . The poor little devil was used to Shackles: when he was scarce snore than a baby his reprobate father, de tiding tl!at Edmund's scandalously bowed legs should be straightened. clamped tiles! nto Iron braces and in this slate of torture sent him to lodge with ome hnmhle acquaintance In .:oho---a Mr and Sirs. l)unean. Playing the grand Inquisitor did not rpatly appeal to Mr Duncan. It dis turhed bl. shtt,.hers after his "four ,do" at the neighborhood pub He contplalned." "He used to sleep with me and my wife In his irons, and they hurt US." Live Comlortably in Canadian .5od Houses The traveler It) the Canadian prey. Incus of Saskatehewan and Alberta Is astonished at the great number Of sod houses scattered throughout the prairie ftxrmlag district. These do not occur In the vicinity of the towns, but are out about ten miles or more. One might suppose that such rude strue turee were the result of poverty. On the contrary, the sod houses denote advancing prosperity. When tle homesteader takes up a section of wheat land in western Can- ada le plants his crop at the earllesl possible moment in order that he may not miss a harvest. Often he is occu- pied to such au extent with these ag- ricultural operations that he neglects his dwelling house and hurriedly throws together a rude makeshift of sod. Even though It were desired to erect a frame house, thls could be done only with great difficulty because of the scarcity of lumber. It is far better to live In temporary quarters untlr the ralh'oad pushes out Into that territory and brings the comforts of civilization. However, these sod houses are by no means uncomfort- able, for they are wonderfully cool In summer and correspondingly warm In winter. St. Denis SL Denis, the patron saint of Prance, especially during the cen- turies of t old monarchy, is known in history as Dionysius, the first bish- op of Paris. Io the year 270 he and hie companions suffered martyrdom. The bishop's body was buried at a spot about five lfllles north of Parle. Somewhat later a chapel was built over the grave and it was a place for pilgrimages during the Fifth and Sixth centuries. In the year 630 King Da- gobert built an abbey there, and later buildings of like kind still stand there. One Is occupied by a school for daugh- ters of members ef the Legion ef Honor, founded by Napoleon L A town grew up about the spot, known then as now as St. Denis. Ones It was held to be the military key of Peril Today it is an industrial place with a population of 65,000. Character in Making Some writers assert that character Is formed in the days of childhood. says the Los Angeles Times. They al- lege that In infancy the habits of age are formed. If the kid throws mud he is going to be a politician. If he likes to play with dolls ha Is going to be a movie actor. If he fights with all the other boys In the block he will bs a lawyer. If he robs birds' nests hs Is going to bs a promoter. So the argument might go. As a matter of fact very little character Is formed In the kindergarten stage. It does not develop until the contacts of life in school, collep and business Imgtn to be fell i Far From Perlet "Why don't you call me a donkey and have done with It ? You've hinted at it long enough," said the henpecked husband. "It wouldn't be quite true," Mrs. Meek replied. "I suppose not. I haven't earl long enough for that animal," he retorted. sareutically. "Oh, yes, you have," she returned, sweetly. "You don't need longer earl." "What de I need, thenY' "Two more legs and a bettr voice." I - * ,,*+* 4.* Thursday afterncon, Peggy : PERSONAL t + +  + 4,++ + + 4:+4-4,4-+ Mrs. William Trotter, of Everett, :as visiting in town Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Randal Sun- dayed in Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. John Kindle and fam- ily spent the week-end in Defy. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Bamford were in Everett Sunday evening. Mrs. Chas. Crowley was a business visior in Everett Monday afternoon. Mrs. A. E. Kelley aws a business isitor in Sultan Wednesday. Mrs. Deane Rowe was a Seattle visitor afternoon last. F. J. Barlow, of Bellingham, is visi, ting at the home of his son, C. L. Barlow. Mrs. F. F. Kniess and little son with Mrs. A. J. Foster and son, were in Tacoma We,.hesday and Thursday of this week. Mrs. Donalct Barge of Lake Stevens was an over-Sunday visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Nixon. Miss Mary Hysom ha recently eeeptea a posi, tion m the office of he Monroe General Hospital. Attorney Clarence J. Coleman, of Everett, was a caller in town Tues- day. . Warren Kineaid was a busines, visitor in Snohomish Monday morn- ing. Dr, and Mrs. P. P. Cooley and lit- tle ,daughter Constance, motored to Seattle Monday. Mrs. C. A. MeMickle, with Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Peele, of Sultan, spent the day in Everett Wedinesday. Dr. P. P. Cooley has installed an Wattler X-ray machine in his office in the Dolloff building. Mr. and Mrs. Claudb Stretch and l little son, Tom , were Everett visitors! Tuesday. Mrs. W. B. Walker was called to Leavenworth last week by the serious i, llness of her mother. Mrs. E. H. Mtllard and Mrs. W. Draper spent Monday afternoon it Everett. J. R. Lupton, of Everett, is visit- ing at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. J. Knott. Mrs. ,L. P. Orr had as a week-end guest Mrs. Thee. Brown, of Skykom- sh. Miss Jeunesse Bartholomew spent the week-end at the home of her pal. ents in Everett. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Pederson spent Sunday n Seattle at the home of their daughter; Mrs. Fred KrauSe.; Mrs. E. !E. Prochaska has been quite ill for the past ten days, suf- fering with an ear trouble. Mrs. D. Howell and son, of Sky- komish, were Sunday night guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cook. Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Hixson went to Tacoma Monday morning on ac- i eount of sickness of their daughter , Mrs. W. S. Dexter. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn V. Hinkle an- nounce the birth of a nine pound d'aughter, January 29, at the Gale hospital. Robert Newell, who is a business college stalest in Seattle, spent the week-end at the Newell home in Men- re. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. I4vnch, of Ta- coma, spent the week-end at the home of Mr. and. Mrs. P. G. Johnson on North Mason street. C. A. McMic..kle attended/ the /Lin- coln banquet of the Young Men's Re- publican club, Seattle, Saturday eve- ning. Mrs. Floyd Larimer and Mrs. Frank Bohlt of Marshland, spent Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Robert Duncan. Dr. and Mrs. P. O. Anders, of Se- attle, were Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Robertson, in the Wagner Mill community. Mrs. Catherine Phelps, who is a guest at the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret Heiort, was an Everett visitor on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Heifort at- tended the yearly meeting of the Minnesota club in Seattle on Satur- day last. Mr. "and Mrs. Walter Covell and son, Buster, of Seattle, visited Sun- day at the home of Mr. Covell's brother, E. W. Covell. Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Hixson re- turne to Monroe Wednesday, bring- ing with them their daughter, Mrs. W. S. Dexter, of Tacoma, who is ill. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mitchell and daughter Pauline, of Lake Stevens, were guests at the E. T. Bassos home Tuesday evening. J. J. Rcardon returne Saturday from a three-weeks' visit with his daughter Mary. George D. Herley went dom to Portland Thursday eve- ning to drive the' car home. Miss MaRine Siebenbaum spent the week-end at:the lame of her parents n Port Townsend. While there he attended the Elks' chaty ball. Mr. anti Mrs E.. C. Newell. Mrs. C. ,L. Barlow and Miss Mary lanemani motored to Seattle Sunday afternoon to attend the Shrine concert at the Masonic Temple in that city. Mrs. A. Wi: Heifort and little daughter, Peggy, were in Everett attend- mga party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wil]ard Eddy for the pleasure of their daughter, 'Arlene, whose birthday anniversary it was. Mrs. Albert Denolf, of Index, was a Monroe visitor on Saturday last. Robert Bennett, of Indbx, visite,l over Sunday at the parential home. Gee. D. Herley is visiting a few days in Monroe before going up the line to work. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hurley, of In dex, we;e over Sunday visitors at the E. M. Stephens home. Mr. Lew Cook, distri'ct manager for the Skaggs Safeway chain stores, was a Monroe visitor on Wednesday. WITH THE LAWMAKERS IN THE CAPITOL CITY (Continued From Page 1) through one of the legislative branch- es. The adevocates for a constitutional convention have in :years past run against the single tax problem, and have been informed, that if there was such a constitutional convention the single tax advocates would swamp the convention and insert a single tax plank into the constitution. This has been done in one way by the House so that the opponents of single tax can- not raise this objection against the convention idea. The municipal ownership idea promises to carry the Senate at the present session. There have been several of these bills introouced First came the Finch port dtrict railway bill which fortunately failed to make, any g:eat impression. It was followed by the Metcalf power bill which is making an impresmon on the Senate. Then comes the Oman measure to authorize city councils to, by ordinance, provide for treating and conferring with labor leaders in fixing the wages and, contions eli work for employes of public utility, departments operated by the cities. In other words, to make i,t manda- tory upon city councils to permit la- bor. leaders from outside of the state to treat with municipalities in say- ing what wages shall be paid and how. Then there have been bills designed to aL@ Seattle over some of its musS. cipal activity financial troubles, and measures which are solely for the benefit of those cities which have be- come involved in municipal activities and business. After having had four years of peace and quiet the motion picture people are once more facing legisla- tion which will affect them to a more or less extent. Representative George Webster, of Sattle, droppea two bills into the House hopper last week, one creating a state board of movie censors an@ the other limi.tin the dismnce from schools at which motion pictures should show. !.Neither measure has any great amount of support in the House. Just why such measures should be intro- duced so late in the session at a time when anything can happen, is something whichno one other than those sponsoring the bills can ex- plain. The cow counties got up on their high horse last week and knocked' out the 10-round boxing bill. Efforts to revive it via the reconsideration route also failed and the bill is dead for this session after mustering to wRhin four votes of the requirff ma- jority. The bill would have placed the smokers and boxing bouts now being held throughout the state un- der the law. As it is all bouts are in violation of the statutes and many of those who voted to kill the boxing bi.ll take in the so-calls@ boxers and smokers in violation of the law. As a result of the defeat of the bill a demand is going to be made upon every prosecutor in the state to en- force the anti-boxing laws of "the state an:l stop smokers and boxing eontests, whether they be at clubs, church bazaars, Y. M. C. A.'s or schools and unlversiies and colleges. All are under the ban of the present The Mercantile Co. YOUR GROCERY STORE There are three kinds of Tuna Fish packed. White meat, light meat, and dark meat. This year it is al- most impossible to get White Meat Tuna. However, the Light Meat Tuna s practically as good except for a shady difference in the color. We have an exceptional value in Century Brand Light Meat Tuna. The half pound cans at 2 cans for 47. Another very good value is Happy Home Asparagus. This usually sells at 40c or 45c. Due to a very special price from the packers we are able to sell this really fine Asparagus at 2 cans for 55. One of the most popular sandwich fillings we have is College Inn Deviled Chicken. Makes delicious sandwiches at a reasonable price. Per ean 15c and 30. Sunny Mon'ay Soap is good soap. Thorougifly seasoned so that i will not wash away quickly. Special price I0 bars 35e. Another' goodl N. B. C. (Uneeda Biscuit) product just in. Cheese Klis, very tasty, crisp, cleesy, wavers. Regular 25e package, Special 19. SPECIAL--For one week we offer the following Specials: Happy Home Raisins, 3 packages 33. Corn or Gloss Starch, 3 package 27. Friday and Saturday only, butter- horns, 6 or 25. Doughnuts, 2 dozen 35e. "If it Comes from Streissguth's It Must Be Good" Phone 311 law as it is but the law is net e forced. The Danielson bill to authorize th, state tax commission to usa the rate- snaking base of public uti.lities as a basis for taxation has been placed i the rules committee of the with a divided rgport. 4 The bill wa taken away from the commF(tee o- public utilities after Danielson ha: charged that Chairman Shields of th,, committee was attempting to smothe it. This character of legislature ha in passed sessions been given short shift. With the House unorganized and a majority of the members in- clined to feel their oats and run wil! now and then there is no tellinl what the ultimate outcome will be. : It developed during the letter parl of last week that the state tax corn mission create by the legislature of 1925 is a creature of rather dVubtful legality. The title of the act does not cover the broad powers given the commission in the body of the act and there is grave doubt as to the legality of the commi.ssioners' action.. This became known when a special: bill was rushed into the House last l week validating all of the acts of the tax commission, as of 1925 and then recreating the commission and start- ing all over again. The plan is to create a new tax commission, reap- point the members and validate the actions of the old boar. JIMMIE K. BROWNE. ONR)E LEGION ENTERTAIN EVERETT POST On Tuesday evening the Arthur Kincai Post of the American Legion entertained the members of the Ever- ett Legion. Commander Secoy and about fifty members from Everett made the trip to Monroe. After the regular bosiness session the evening was given over to entertainment. The Everett post furnished the music and most of the entertainment. The re- frsehments were an oyster supper serve& by the eats committee. All th.ose attending report a good time. MONROE BOYS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE S. Roe Malone and Lloyd Malone narrowly escaped serious injury on Wednesday last, when the engine on which hey were working was in the path of an on-rushing flat car, loaded with logs, which had. broken from its moorings. Quick work on the part of the switchman in throwing the switch nd thus side-tracking the flat car, saved the boys from dis- aster. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our many thanks and appreciation to all who helped when fire lestroyed our home; and also to thank the boys of the fire department. MRS. ELVAH WILLIAMS, and Family. 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