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MONROE M( )NIT', )R-TRANSCRIPT FOURTEENTH YEAR. NO. 9 MONROE. SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASH. FRIDAY, MARCH l, 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR the kind that keeps the wrinkles away. i The Wise Man and His Money i i a are hard to separate. What is left after necessity has had its demands satisfied, finds its way to an account that he is interested in at some good bank. Every dollar that can be saved IS saved. Every dollar that is saved represents not only that much of n addition to the surplus, but an increase in the depos- itor's earning capacity. When YOU get ready to talk to us about a savings account, you will find us ready to talk to you. Paid-up Capxtal $25,000 Shareholders' Liability $25,000 Surplus .... $20,000 Total $70,000 Monroe First N00Ltional Bank,, W.h. UP-TO. JEWELR'g There is something delightful about modern jewel- ery styles and designs that appeal to every lady and gentleman. The things of the jeweler's art are al- ways desired and always welcome presents. This store has endeavored to bring the cream of nice things for the Monroe trade and the pleasure of patrons in looking over our stock has proven their appreciation. CARLOUIST BROS., Jewelers Bring in that watch and let us put it in good order. i BtL00 luet Enjoyed By a Large Crowd Annual Commercial Club Affair was a Brilliant Scene About 175 citizens and their wives and sweethearts and guests were pres- ent on the occasion of the annual Com- mercial Club banquet Tuesday evening in the Congregational church hall and enjoyed a splendid supper and a very interesting program at the close. The church ladies had charge of the supper and they made a great success of it, serving a real hot supper of oyster soup and warm chicken to a crowd that taxed every effort. The serving was (lone most gracefully by the young ladies in the domestic science class at the high school under the personal sup- ervision of Miss Graham and the girls did their part perfectly, without appar- ent confusion or any undue haste. The hall proved itself entirely ade- quate for the purpose of the banquet, the speakers' table being set in the center and the other tables grouped all around and in the Sunday school class rooms. They were set prettily with baskets of daffodils and presented a very pleasing appearance. Rev. J. McKean was in his customary place as toastmaster and his inimitable ] good humor and capacity for creating a laugh did much to help carry off the evening socially. Music was furnished by the pupils from the high school, two courses being given, "Let the Hills Re- sound," and "Carmena," waltz song, as well as a most amusing double quar- tet of young men with a laughable  piece, "The Lone Fish Ball." In ad- dition Chaplain Wright had a solo. The guests appreciated the musical numbers very much and Toastmaster McKean very properly made Prof. Ball and the pupils all honorary members of the Com- mercial Club. In announcing the program of speak- ing, Mr. McKean reviewed the history of the Monroe Commercial Club, its aims and work and discussed the pros- pects and future development of the I community. He paid a splendid tribute ] to the body of men who have given of ' i their time and money and earnest work 'l in the years past to bring about the development of the town at its present stage. In closing he mentioned the possibilities of settlement bound to fol- low the opening of the Panama canal b I and the preparations being made by all Sound cities in the way of dockage. He brought a laugh by saying that the next efforts of the club would be to gain- ing an approqaiation from the national government for dredging the Skykomish to make it possible to dock ocean-going vessels at the bridge. J. H. Campbell, president of the club, was introduced and made a few appropriate remarks of welcome. Sen. J. A. Falconer was introduced as a future and prospective governor of the state, on which account he was giv- en most welcome applause, and he spoke at some length on "Things Worth While." He said: "It is unity of purpose and intensity of action that counts," congratulating the Monroe Commercial Club on that score on what it has ac- complished by unified effort, showing that well organized institutions are in- variably successful and pointing to the record of the club as proof. He highly commended the workingmen's compen- i NIO I SQUARE MESH--STRONG and CLOSE  I ii llllllillllllllJ]lllllllllI]l [lJ ] ] I I|ilgm 1] R i Ill I11 11111111 !1 II I1 Ill IlJlll] Ill] f'lll 1 lllliia[l i I II11111111111111111111]]]1]111 i i II I1 11 II I1 I I II Ii ll till Ill] Illl II]J I I11 IlJl Illlla I[ i U I1 I1 II 11 1111 I1 I1 Illlllllllll 1111 1-] ]11 I Ill I Inn's! IL U n I1]1 I11111 II il II I! 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These points are well understood by those having charge of the High School production, and the writer goes so far as to say that a most creditable performance will be given on March 8th. The "Pirates of Penzance" is not a drama, it is not a playlet. It is a comic opera, the second one written by those inimitable makers of comic opera, Messrs. Gilbert & Sullivan. It is an opera composed in two acts and takes a score of 150 pages to tell and sing the story. The text is in Gilbert's best style, full of witty witticisms but the music of Sullivan surpasses in artistic work that of the text, it is not only because the com- poser by his language has been able to express more than could the author of the lines, because given the idea which was the poet's, it has awakened new ideas in the mind of the musician, and he has reached out into fields unknown to the poet. Sullivan, through the agencies of or- chestra and human voices, has at his command a language that can carry to the hearers mind every shade of emo- sation act passed by the last session of the legislature, saying that it was the best of its kind in the United States and working out splendid benefits for the laboring people of the state. He hinted that too much money was being expended in the state for the purpose of higher education and expressed the be- lief that the university should be made self-supporting and every cent of mon- ey available in the state for educational purposes should be expended on the common schools, taking pupils up through high school. He told of the re- cent meeting of the Northwest Emigra- tion congress and commended the men who took part in it and were lending their efforts now, nationally and inter- nationally, to the benefits of their fel- lowmen who might be expected to land directly here after the opening of the canal from European points. In closing, Mr. Falconer discussed the recall of court decisions rather than the recall of judges and showed how President Grant had got round a decision of tbe'supreme court that he considered unfair to the people by increasing the membership and appointing two more judges who he certainly knew were against the deci- sion. Sen. Falconer was greeted as he al- ways is in Monroe. J. B. Best, of Everett, followed and discussed Good Roads, advocating put- ting the question of .bonding the county for road-building up to the voters again at the coming election. It can only be done now by outlining in advance every road to be built and showing the tax- payers just what results they would get for their money. He gave some inter- eating figures, showing that the annual amont of money now available for road purposes about $390,000, was more than double what would be needed to pay the interest and form a sinking fund to re- tire twenty-year bends to the amountof a million and a half of dollars. He showed that for this amount 150 miles of hard surfaced roads, like the new l Maryaville road, could be built or about i 136 miles of hard roads with a binder of asphalt or similar material. He told I how the Snohomish Commercial club had favored bonding the county for two million dollars. Mr. Best paid Monroe a high compliment in saying that the name of the community was an inspira- tion for progress all over the county. At the close of the address President Campbell introduced a resolution favor- ing bonding the county for a million and a half and asked a motion to adopt. Whit H. Clark moved to lay the matter over for consideration at a regular club meeting and the motion was sec- onded by E. Haselton and carried, only a few voting, as it was generally felt that the resolution should have passed out of courtesy for Mr. Best and to show that Monroe has not had a change of heart as the Monroe Commercial Club has always favored bonding for roads. H. J. Miller was the closing speaker and he toasted "The Ladies" in a rhap- sody of fluent phrases that delighted every hearer. He was called back by request to deliver his famous Ode on Baseball. The evening ended with the audience singing America. How to Measure the River Current Simple Method Described for Finding Volume of Stream The United States Geological Survey frequently receives letters inquiring for some simple method of determining the approximate flow of streams or small rivers. It is believed that the follow- ing instructions may be of some value to those who for any reason wish to de- termine the velocity or volume of a stream. To ascertain the velocity of the stream choose a place where the channel is straight for 100 or 200 feet and has a nearly constant width and depth; lay off on the bank a line 50 or 100 feet in length, marking each end; then allow i small chips to float down the stream, by one of the methods described de- scribed below, noting the time required for these to traverse the distance laid off on the bank. The surface velocity in feet per second is obtained by divid- ing the distance in feet passed over by the float by the time in seconds it takes the float to travel this distance. The average of several such determinations will give the mean surface velocity of the stream. This result multiplied by the coeficient 0.80 gives very nearly the mean velocity of the stream. To obtain the area of the cross sec- tion of the stream, stretch a tape from shore to shore, and take the depth of the stream at intervals of 2 to 5 feet. The average of these depths may be as- sumed as the mean depth of the stream. This average multiplied by the total width will give the area of the cross section of the stream in square feet. The discharge is found by multiplying this cross-section area by the mean ve- locity, as obtained by the float meas- urements, the result giving the dis- charge in second-feet, or, in other words, the number of cubic feet flowing past the point of measurement each second. In determining the velocity for small streams and when only approximate re- suits are desired theffloat is placed in the center of the stream only. For larger streams and when greater accur- acy is desired a tape is stretced across the stream and the distance between the banks is divided into a number of equal spaces or section. Floats are then allowed to drift down the stream as near as possible in the center of each of these spaces, the same number of floats being used for each section. The mean surface velocity is then assumed to be the mean of the surface velocities obtained for the several sections. For each float the distance of its starting point from the right bank is recorded as indicated. tion from the merest hmt or suggestion to the highest pitch of passion. Because music is capable of making more potent the written thought it sure- ly makes a high art form of opera in spite of all criticisms. The production of "The Pirates" in Monroe will be a surprise to many. The students have realized the socializing effect of music and all have worked hard and have act- ually mastered the one great difficulty found in high schools. Viz: singing in parts so as to form the harmony to the choruses viz: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Man is a social animal; he cannot hope to develop without help from his fellow men, and his right relations with these prove his right to citizenship-- what other art is so available and at- tractive to all men as that of music? Come here one and all to the socializ- ing comm opera "The Pirates of Penz- ance Friday night, March 8th. Church Notes METHODIST Morning Sermon on The Print of the Nails. Union Service in the evening at 7:30 to be addressed by various laymen who attended the Men and Religion Conven- tion in Seattle. Everybody invited. EPISCOPAL The reguhr monthly Episcopal ser- vice will be held next Sunday morninff at 11:15 at the Swedish church. CONGREGATIONAL The regular communion services will be held next Sunday evening. The meeting of the Endeavor societies will be held at the usual hour of 6:30,, but at the hour of 7:30 we will unite in: a service at the M. E. church, at which three or four laymen will speak under the general topic, "Men and Religion. '' It will be an interesting service. Sewing Machine for Sale or Rent. F. M. HOPF, Second Hand Store, Mea Make Record al the Reformalory Present Conditions the Best Sines In- , stitution was Started The past week has been a very busy one at the State Reformatory. With the gradual improvement in the weather, an increas|ng amount of work is being done both inside and outside the stockade. The excavation for the foundation of half the new cell block is completed, and the forms to hold the cement filling for the foundations are partly installed. Almost all the land lying west of the enclosure has been :cleared of trees and brush by the trusty crew, in charge of Wm. Hamilton. The removal of stumps by the donkey engine Is progressing rapidly under the direction of Chas. Frahm. This land now begins to give promise of the mag- nificent site for the institution that it will be in the near future. Another large force, in charge of overseers Leak and Wood have lately been cut- bing up many of the old stumps and snags outside the enclosure for fire- wood. Superintendent Roe plans to utilize every available stick of this za fuel for the institution, in the econom7 Of puIdic funds at his disposal for the building up of the institution. At the close of services last Sunday, Superintendent Roe announced that at no time in the history of the institution had there been so large a number of men working satisfactorily outside the wall; also that never, since the popula- tion of the institution had reached two hundred in number, had there been so few reports for offenses on file. Mr. Roe had spent some four hours Sunday morning going over reports and making comparisons. His findings simply in- dicate that the number of daily reports ipler capita has greatly decreased, and that the discipline of the institution has proportionately increased in ef- ficiency. WORK OF PAROLE OFFICERS The development of the parole sys- tem of the institution is progressing rapidly, and most encouragingly. Pa- role officers Webb and Jerrall have just returr/ed from trips including Wenat- chee, the Big Bend country, Spokane, the Paiouse country, the Yakima val- ley, Seattle and Tacoma. They have been looking up paroled boys, inter- viewing their employers, and making a diligent search for openings for young men who may soon be eligible for pa- role. While at Seattle Parole Officer Webb spoke before the great conven- tion of the Men and Religion Forward Movement, setting forth the work that the inSlfitution is doing for the reform- ation of the young delinquent. His message was most enthusiastically re- ceived, and elicited deep interest on the part of the audience. Mr. Webb's work in circularizing the State in be- halof this branch is bringing excel- lent results. From three hundred cir- cular letters recently issued, one hun- dred and fifty replies were received, and evezything in the present situation indicates that the people of the state are most; responsive to the effort being put forth by the institution, to find suitablt-employment for men who have demonstrated their fitness to be so re- leased.  VISITORS GREATLY PLEASED "It mares a man's heart leap to see the ag]endid, progressive work being done y this institution, for the up- buildin of our citizenship," said W. O. Chapman, a well known Seattle busS- ness mn, while being shown through the Eddational department by Mr. Nal- der last Friday. A number of repre- sentatlve men, many of them prominent in educational work have visited the in- stitution recently, and many are their expressions of approval of what is be- ing done. The night school work has grown, until there are classes every night in the week except Friday night, when the regular program is given in the aeembly room. How's This ? We OM' Ooo Htmdred Dollars Reward foe imy case of szrh that amot be cured by Hall's Ctrrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Tok'do, O. We. the# underMed, have known F. J. Cheney for the lU 15 ye,rs, and believe him lPertect/y hon- orat4e In all buMnem trance and nmmcbdly aNe to  out any oblttos made by h firm. ,;- NAON, BA.M OF COMu]g]g. Toledo. Olflo. II111'10ltlndll Curo II tak$ Internally. ictllll directly u the blood and mueotm surtaeea o! the Jtem. mohds seut free. PrJee | emts pe bottle.  by 811 DruggIM Tslm HaWs 'Fly  lo eotllllllo No; printing office in any country town in Snohomish county is better equipped fbr handling all kinds of job printing tan the Moniter-Transcript. The tq)e,faces are all new and modern and the stock is complete, and electric- ally driven presses enables us to turn out allwok on short notice. Isn't it worth while to get your work at home if you can. Consult us before placing an order: / I