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'7 k 4 P Friday, February 25, 1927 Fish's Odd Method ot Attracting Prey For a long thne It wvs conshlered that the nearest allies of the angler fish, well known In British waters, were fish living on or near the bottom of the sea. But recent investigations show that there is another group that live in midwater at depths of from 1,600 to 5,000 feet from the surface. Tills region presents conditions In- hospitable to life, and as conditions must be almost uniform from season to season, by day and by night, pe- culiar modifications are to tm expected in creatures Callable of adaptation to such a strange environment. Perhaps one of the oddest concerns the primary need for the maintenance of the species. How can a fish find its mate in these vast, trackless, gloomy spaces, where they are pre- vented from living in sl)oals by the poverty of the food-supply? It has been found that in some of the spe- Cies tile males are minute dwarfs liv- ing as parasites attaclmd to the fe- males. Most of. the fish live wholly on other fish, and, like the angler fish, obtain their prey by attracting It and then ngulflng it in capacious mouths armed with sharp and flexihle teeth that bend inwards towards the gullet. The fishing apparatus is developed from one of tile spines of the dorsal fin, and consists of a stiff but movable basal part, the rod; u long flexible part, the line; and a tip with barbs, representing the hook. The bait is fl Inmlnous bulb, the outer skin I)etng nearly transparent and contahflng , glandular sac which sheds a secretion by a pore.--Vancouver Province. Many Luminous Plants Known to Naturalists Glow worms are not the only living things r.hat are luminous. Several plants and parts of plants have the power of shining tn the dark. There is, for example, a luminous moss. It can be seen in crevices among rocks and large groves by the roadside, sometimes in patches meas. nring six or seven Inches across. The common tormentll gives off a light, too--Just close near the roots. If the roots arc dug up and cleaned of soil. they will be clearly outlined in the darkness by a pale green phosphores cence. The light given off by decaying wood Is common enough, but few pen pie perhaps have noticed the llgh! given off by leaves during the fall of the year. When beech and oak leaves start decaying they glow with much the same kind of light that comes from fresh fish. This light is caused by tiny threads that are interwoven Into the phmts and are essential to their health, al- though @ften they do.not start glow- ing until the plants are either dying or dead. If tile underside of a glow- ing beech leaf is examined under a magnifying glass, small yellow spots will be seen. These are the centers of the fibers, and if one Is dlsturhed with the point of a pin It will glow more brightly for a few minutes. Finishing Sealskin Natural sealskin Is so heavy and salt-impregmtted, so thick, greasy and coarse-hatred, that no wmnan would care to wear tile fur until it Ilad been properly dressed. It requires a num. ber of operations to finish the raw skins. They are washed, dried. cleaned with oil-soaked saudust and sklved to-one-third of their original thickness. The sklvlng requires tile most sensitive touch, as the knives must go deep enough to loosen the roots of the stiff hairs but must not touch tile roots of the fro" itself. When the bristles are loosened the skins are turned over and the bristles are rubbed out. The skins then go to the hot roomg, where the fur side is ex. posed to blasts of hot air. The lasl operation is the dyelng that gives the fur Its characteristic color. Unlike Ordinary things, sealskin is colored by being painted 'with coat after coat of dye, put on with a brush. An Alibi ?or Ed Two backwoodsmen in Maine knocked at Ihe door of a house al the edge of the forest. "llello, Ed !" said one of them to the farmer who 'came to the door. "Say, we come across the dead body of a man over there in the hollow an' we kinds thought 'twas you." "That so? What'd he look like?" asked the farmer. "Well, he was about your build--" "Have on a gray flannel shirt?" "Yep." "Boots ?" "Yep." "Was they knee boots or hip boots?" "Let's see. Whch was they, Cbar- Icy, knee boots or hip boots? Oh. yes, they was hlp boots," "Nope." said the farmer. "Twasn't me.'--Boston Transcript; He Knew Better Two negro boys were engaged to j' change one of the large, heavy tires used on the present-day type of motor coaches. The bulk and weight of the tire, was giving them quite a little trouble and a bystander, noticing this. made an offer of a quarter to the one making the nearest correct guess of the actual weight of the tire. The very first boy to proffer his guess very confidently said, "Dis here tire weighs 35 pounds, boss." Whereupon the other boy hilariously drolled his reply: "Boss, Oat .show how Ignorant some nlggers Is." Ab Jest put 70 pounds of air in dat tlrL" --Forbes Magazine .... l,f;i' i:' ' .. ,../. A,, LiIe's End Sometimes Welcomed as Friend 1 went in where he sat grounlng beside his fire on a warm spring day, and I said, "What makes you do that. grandfather." "Do what?" "Groan like that." "Groan?" he said. "When did I groan ?" "Just now. For that matter, you do it dozens of times a day." "No I" he said, and he seemed snr- prised. "Do I? I think you must be mistaken." Then he looked dreamily at his fire for a moment, seeming to forget both me and my question. "Oh. he, he, he, ha, humP' he said. "Therel You did it Just then. grandfather. Didn't you know It?" "I believe I did groan then," he said. "Perhaps you're right. Yes, I suppose you must be." "Don't you feel well?" "Well? Yes, I'm not ill.  "Then why do you groan so often?" "It must be," he answered thought- fully, "it must be beoause I'm not dead." That startled me. "Good graciousl" I cried. "You don't want to die, do yOU ?" 1 might as well have been shocked by a starving man's wanting food. My grandfather wan a gentle man- nered soul; but I think he may hay. e been tempted to call me an Idiot. "Don't I, though?" he said testily "What do you imagine I want to stay like this for? Eyes almost useless teeth gone, hearing bad, legs bad. back bent, fingers too warped and shaky t) serve me---and all of me useless to any one. to myself most of all. 'Don't want to die!' What ou earth do you mean ?"--From "The Gohlen Age" by Booth Tarkington. Beautilui Bird, but Has Bad Reputation Mexico has contributed a number of striking species of birds to the lower Rio Grands valley of Texas, bu! none more handsome, more mlschiev ous or more provocative of tnterem tban the large green, yellow, blue and black member of the crow-Jay family. says Nature Magazine. He Is nearly a foot in length, his upper parts are s lovely blue-green; the crown of the head and hind-neck, a deep, rich blue The forehead Is ahhost white and the chin, throat, chest and eye region black. The shoulders, rump and upper tail are yellowish green, the four middle tail feathers being a darker. brighter green, while the outer ones are yellow. He is an inveterate robber of the nests of wild birds as well as thos. of domestic fowls. Blackened Character The city of Pueblo, Colo., Is, on ac- count of It smelting and refining works, one of the smokiest cities in the world. One winter a traveler stepped from a train at Denver, and walking up to a polfceman, asked him the way to a certain hotel. Te offi- cer cast a scornful eye on the man, who was covered with soot and grime, so tmt he looked like a chimney sweep, and laconically inquired of the stranger If he were a coal miner. "No," said the dirty one, "I am not a coal miner nor a charcoal burner. Neither am I in file coal business, More than that, I am not a negro minstrel." "What are you?" asked the police- than, "Lean down," said the mnn, "and 1 will whisper to you. I am u million- aire In sore distress. I have been th'rough a snowstorm In Pueblo." Land o? Lottery Lottery tickets are sold in Madrid Just the same as uewspapers are sold on "the streets In the United States, One Is never out of range of the lot- tery ticket seller. Everybody Indulges In this dissipation, and there is ample opportunity for there Is a state lottery distribution every two weeks. There are official agencies, but these seem to be patronized only by those wile huy the tickets to sell again. Ordl narlly purchases are made of the per sons along the street who call theh wares Just as tile huckster and new. boys do. and as the day for the draw lag approaches they grow more and more excited, each one claiming tha! he is shout to sell the lucky ticket Hunchbacks are the best salesmen. for there Is a superstition that these persons bring or give luek.--Chlcago Journal. Harbors Lacking in Chile Chile Is a land without harbors. Steamers stop in the open sea and boats eofne alongslde The water Is filled with sea lions, and, the rowers often have to push them away wltb their oars. Antofagata is a busy town, bull! upon rocl and sand. In order to make a public garden the people had to Ira, port earth from other countries, but the small flowering park is a tribute to the people's tenacity. The chief means of transportatlo[i still Is the cart to which are hitched horses or oxen. Vantage Points A certain motorist, very indignant" indeed, drew up beside a young may on a country road. "See herel" h  shouted to the young fellow, "why do you have thesd humps eve here ,rod there on this road?" "Why," said the young fellow, with, u simulated air of surprise, "didn't you antics? They were put there so as to give a fellow's ear a start to Jump the puddles I" THE MONROE MONITOR -- Monroe, Washington IIIIlltlilllUllllllllllllnlln[|lUllllllllllllllllnllil|]lllUlllllllnllnlinll [the same, duly verified, on said ad- 'I ..  [ministratr or her attorneys Cole- mY |:ttg4[ man & Fogarty, 16-21 Walsh Block, _=-- a,J|||ll1, =-Everett, Washington, and file the i same with the clerk of said Superior UlUi,llllllumilllllUtt3ttttllStitiUltH,lllitff.3m,tUllltni,liimlff.3! Court with the proof of service, with- Classified WANTED WANTED--Sewing, remodeliDg or washing. Phone 1791, Mrs. George Lauck, 324 Elizabeth street., 50-3t* FOR RENT FOR RENT--Modern house. 202 North Blakeley St. F. M. Hoffee. 50-2t* FOR RENT--Modern bungalow. In- quire at Snell's Garage, Monroe. FOR SALE FOR SALE--Kellogg and Ettersburg strawberry plants. C. C. Bergman, Park Place, Monroe. 50-3t  FOR SALE--Standar make pi, ano in vicinity will be sacrificed. Must sell aO once. $10 monthly. Write W. A. Slpprell, Piano Broker, Box 543, Seattle, Wash. 49-2t FOR SALE--Modern five-room house four lots; some fruit; necessary buildings; cash or terms. O. P. Balph one block south of Main on Kelsey st. Call evenings or Sundays. 48-3t* FOR SAbLE=--Rhode Island Red eggs $! per setting. Inquire of C. Sandberg, Mnroe, Phone 35-W-1. 50-2t* in six months after the date of the first publication of this notice or the same will be barred, AGNES M. MARCHO, Administratrix. First publication February 11, 1927. Last publication February 24, 1927. E. T. BASCOM LAWYER Practices in All Courts Monroe, Washington W. J. WILLIAMS General Insurance Busineu Notary Public and Licensed G Real Estate Broker Hallan Building  Blakely St. Office Phone White 819 Residence Phone Red 1122 G. F. COOK LAWYER Notary Public 321 Stokes Building Everett, Washington FOR SALE--Two lots off Main st. on Blakely, with 80-foot front. Will sell for $800 or build to suit pur- chaser. One acre cleared with five room house on Columbia st., sell for $1800. C. F. Elwell. 47-t2 FOR SALE CHEAP--On portable Brunswick phonograph with ten re- cordis, new. Dorothy Lobdell. 483t  FOR SALE--Story & Clarke piano, excellent condition; beautiful wal- nut case. Call at 234 Ferry street or phone 1763. 39tf FOR SALE--Hatching eggs from good laying stock. Mrs. H. J Keech, phone 36-J-4. 49-3t FOR SALE--7-room modern house; good condition; 3 acres of land; fruit and berries. $800 cash, balance easy terms. House south of grade school. 49-2t* FOR SALE OR TRADE--10 acres 1 mile from town; all cleared and plowed; 6-room house; barn and other buildings. Will trade for small house in town,' 'balance cash with terms. 50-2t* FOR SALE 5-room modern houre; Hill St. 7-room house; good condition; North Madison St. 5-room modern house, North Madi- son St. 8-room house; good condition; South Madison St. ,Large house on Columbia St.; easy terms. 5 acres, chicken and berries; good buildings; close in. 5 acres, all under cultivation; genii house; on pavement. 58-acre ranch on Snoqualmie river; modern house with stock. 109 acres on Snoqualmie river; 60 acres cleared; 2 dwellings; good barn; will sell with or without stock. 22 acres in Tualco valley; nearly all under cultivation; 8-room house. 4 acres in Tualco valley; all cleared; good buildings, with service station on pavement south of Monroe. 6-room house and 3 lots in Peterson addition. 2 acres and good house, 2 miles ou on Woods Creek road. 14 acres, house, barn and chicken house; 4 miles out on Woods Creek road. Farm, located northeast of Sultan; fronts on lake. 18 acres at Sultan; 2 acres'clear and 5-room house. 54 acre ranch, south of Sultan; house and barn; stock and farm tools go with place. Nearly one acre of good garden soft and a 4-room house near Carna- tion. Will sell for $1,100. See W. I. WILLIAMS Licensed Broker Hallan Building MISGELLANEOIJS BARBERING--Now one of the high- est paid p,ofessions; $30, to $60 per week, the year round. Easily and quickly learned. Write at once for catalog. MOLER BARBER COL- LEGE, 223 Occidental avenue, Se- attle, Wash. NOTICE TO CREDITORS In th Superior Court of the State of Washington in and fc the County of Snohomish. In the latter of the Estate of Anna C. Sorensen, Deceased. No. Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned has been appointed and has qualified as executrix of the es tare of said d,eceased; that all per.. sons having claim's against said de- ceased are hereby required to serve the same, duly verified, on said ex- ecutrix or her attorneys, Coleman & Fogarty, 16-21 Welsh Block, Everett, Washington and file the same with the Clerk of said Superior Court with proof of service, within six months after the date of the first publication of this notice or the same will be barred MARGARET CARMIcHEAL, Executrix. First publication February 11, 1927. Last publicati0 February 24, 1927. NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Superior, Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of Snohomish In the Matter of the Estate of John W. Marcho, Deceased. No. - Notice is hereby given, that th,. undersigned has been appointed and has qulif'md as aministratrix of the estate of said deceased,; that el! ersons having claims ',against said deceased are hereby required tc serve 1 PERCY P. COOLEY, M.D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Monroe Phones: Office 2021; Rea. 2022 Office Over Frst National. Bank Building l DR. A. M. ZAREMBA Dentist Monroe National Bank Bldg. MONROE, WASHINGTON DR. C. W. RUBEN  ]1 Dentist Dolloff Block. Monroe Minard Allison, M. D. Physician and Surgeon Office at Monroe General Hospital Phones: Office 231--Res. 1741 i MOUNTAIN VIEW DAIRY "i-* Two Daily Deliveries [[ Whipping Cream that will Whip i] All Orders Promptly Filled [[ Milk from T. B. Tested Cows [] L. A. KEECH f] Telephone 36J1 Monroe ! C. H. BAKEMAN FUNERAL DIRECTOR Phones: Office 691; House 693 Best and Prompt Service Snohomish, Wash. E. E. Purdy & Sons UNDERTAKERS Telephone 131 Snohomish Office  Phone 422 Monroe, Washington PLUMBING OR SHEET METAL WORK THEDINGA HARDWARE CO. Monroe WHERE HEET JoVo 01 ONMO WAOt. " Two Deliveries Daily-- 1 Have Yuu Milk Delivered Two Deliveries Daily'- MORNING AND EVENING W. A. NICKEL Phone 471 :: Monroe Glasses, $1.50 -- $2.50 -- $5.00 O. E. WILLIAMS, Jeweler Monroe. :: Washingto Flll[IK llu@ lONgS ClARAIll If I! d stag mere tNm,adl Ylk a lladl TW Trod st 0 Page Seve- Stenographers m,umlmmmm,,,.mmmmmm Receive g o o d salaries, with pleasant work and excellent oh_ante for pro- motion to high positions. We have many positions open for young ladies to assist with housework in exchange for room and board and small" wages while attending school. Write today fl)r informa- tion. Success Business College Seattle, Wash. Washington Cooperative Egg & Poultry Association pays $90,000 divi- dends, besides 8 per cent earlier pay- ment. Don00 ever hesitate [ 3:0 ,.send.--- ..! or ,Buts- hewilll ),our want00 00ttead.' YOU don't have to tell Suds to "get a. move on." Just phone us that you want us. to call for your laundry and we will send rig'ht around to the house. This is an sort of a shop, whre our patron's work is well done, delivered with d a),' our charges are quite modest. Look For Suds & Duds MONROE LAUNDRY Cot. Ann and Frentont Sts. Phone 1641 Wood I I Coal Phone 3 71 " Monroe Transfer & Fuel Company Let Us Do 00our Printi0000g Lumber Compan)00 Teleph(,r00e 201 No. 1 Common Dimension ............ $16.00 to $18.00 per ]," No. 1 Common Shiplap and Boards ............ $18.00 per I No. 1 Common Small W-imbers ...................... $20.00 per fl No. 2 Common Dimension 8 to 20 ft ........... $13.00 per M No. 2 Common Shiplap and Boards ............ $13.00 per 1] P Flooring, Drop Siding and Cefling....$10.00 per Mand up Cedar Siding..,.:.:...i ....................  ............ $6.00 per Mand u, Special:bargains in odd lots, v LATH .',':,