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.... • ... • • - , i., ,,, THE MONITOR STANDS FOR EVERYTHING THAT WILL BE OF BENEFIT TO MONROE AND VICINITY ALWAYS. THE MONROE MONITOR THE HOME PAPER Y TWENTIETH YEAR• ii Lellers From NO. 51 MONROE, SNOHOMISH [ MORE TIMBER P, OUGIIT A CALl," FOR EVERY ROY The worst thing in the w(;rld to say to a boy is: "Go and get an ed- ucation so you won't haw. work like Our Soldier Boys THAT BOY OF YOURS You say he can't stand the army, The life is too rough for him. Do you think him any better Than some other mother's Tom or Jim ? You raised him like a girl, He don't smoke or drink is your brag; If all the bo.,s like him What would become of or glorious flag ? Yo sy let the roagh class :!," tbe fighting-- They are lsel to the beans and the stew. I'm glad I am classed with the rough neck Who will fight for the Red, White and Blue. You say his girl could not stand it, To send him away with the rest, Don't you think she would be glad he enlisted If she fettt a German's breath on her breast? Think of the women of Belgium, Of the cruelties they had to bear; Do you want the same thing to happen To your daughter so fair? You can thank God that the stars in Old Glory Are not blurred with that kind of a stain, Because there are three million "rough necks" Who have red blood in their veins. They go drill in bad weather And come  in with a grin on their face, While your darling sits in the parlor And lets another man fight in his place, May be we do smoke and gamble, But we fight as our forefathers did; So, go and warm the milk for his • bottle; ...................... Thank God we don't need your kid. 1st Sgt. Le Roy Owens Jr, andS'Mess Sgt. Robert S. Nicholls, 13th Inf. MORE GOOD EATS FOR MONROE Our old friend, Steve Peters, so well known in Monroe for his ability to set up good-eats is going to be back on the job after serving cook in the naval department for our Uncle Sammy. Steve has announced his intention to operate a care under the Savoy Hotel and is making ex- tensive improvements there for that purpose. Already the place begins to look inviting and since Steve has had special training and experience in dealing out good things to ap- pease the appetite of United States naval officers in the capacity of a "deep-sea-gob", surely he should be able to stimulate and satisfy even a dispeptic with nutritious elements. Just when the new cafe will be op- en for business has not yet beeri giv- en out to the public but we may be sure the date s not far off. Stew says he would like to show the people of Monroe that he can satisfy their wants and set them up the right tuff. --M, FAMILIAR SOUND " * * * * In anticipation of the gen- eral strike the Bolsheviks appointed numerous secret committees to make arrangements for the supply of fuel and food to the rebels an their fam- ilies and to withold it from other sections of the community." No, that is not'an extract from the Union Wrecker on the day preceding the strike. It is an extract from the program of the Russian Bolsheviks in their plan to bring about a general strike in the United Kingdom. However, Seattle had its own com- mittee on Russian information with headquarters in the labor temple, and they did not study Russian bolshe- vism for nothing. Soup kitchens and cooperative groceries were establish, ed to take care of the strikers, all of which failed to function. Whether their plans included and outside of the unions is still in doubt; not if Leon Green had his say, which he probably would have, had his pet rev-  olution been successful. Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday School at 10:00 o'clock. Preaching at 11:00 o'clock sharp. Subject: "The Blessed Hope." Epworth League at 6:30 P. M. Leader: Miss Velma Dickinson. Preaching at 7:30 P. M. Subject: "The Christian's Joy." F• M. Bshong, Pastor. Milton Dainard was in town this week visiting relatives and friends, "Ill * P Sjostrom was in town Thurs- day he is deputy assessor for this section. - BY GEORGE WAGNER Many people in Monroe have been speculating of late over the (lUC.stion of whether the mill commonly known your pa has had to all his life." as "Wagner aa,t Wilson", now owned The town boy never can learn by George Wag'net. will continue to things which build character, which operate for any length ot time te are absorbed every day by the boy on come. Those who are really interest- the farm. ed in these industrie.s which mean prosperity for Monro will be glad o know that it is given out upon upon strictly reliable information that George Wagner has rec,,ntly purchased timber enough to k,:,p tbe mill running three and a half el four No boy who has everything done for him will amount to so much as the boy who has to think it out and contrive a way to do it with his own hands.' The country boy can have just as good an education as the boy who COUNTY, WASHINGTON. FRI DAY, 1VIAROH 7, 1919. I WASHINGTON WEEKLY IN DUSTIiAL REVIEW Of Interest to Those Helping in the Progress of This Great State Chehalis--50 by 120 theatre goes up opposite the St. Helena hotel. Yakimas Knights of Columbus wili build $50,000 clubhouse. Coast states can make no mistake appripriating money for propagation l of salmon. The money is returned [ five-fold in food products, revenues to the state and employment of labor• Itanify mill aL Raymond to reopen. years yet. it lives in the city. Our schools must Yakima apples selling, east by car- This industry being operated as teach in terms of the lives of the peo- load at $3.50 a box. has for many yea' under the able management of Georg'e agner and immediately contiguous to "," woe, has been a valuable asseg to the sown in many ways and we are all gad to know it will continue. The milVgives employment to something like two hundred fifty or three hundred men, many of whom have• their families hvmg in or near Monroe and this means much to the merchants aml business interests of the town. More than this by the operation of this mill and the consequent clearing a- t Ple, in terms which every boy and Chehalis co-operative cannery put girl can understand. The counwy up $175,000 pack in 1918. boy does not depend upon what he Yakima--Cascade Lumber Co. learns in books; he knows quack starts mill with 140 men. grass and dodder and alfalfa and Toppenish--Jap beet grower won sour soil and how "o test cow's milk. $500 prize offered by Utah- Idaho He knows the birds and the bees and Sugar Co. for largest average yield. how things grow. / Yakima--Lambing shed increase Give.$our boy a pig or a calf, make I sheep production 100 per cent: hima partner in the business and he Yakima--]70,000 pounds hops con- will love his woik and not try to get. tracted for 3 years at 25 cents. away from it. timcourage him to do Vancouver--15 miles Columbia everything in the best way aml give[ highway to be hard surfaced east him the things to work with. Seattle--Striking boilermakers and THE OPEN FORUM AGITATION ItOME RL:URNING ¢ ' OLDIER The Committee on l'l:,lic lnforma i ()YS HONORED ti0n, Wa;hingtoa D. (3. is tlrg'inp:J Monday evenin found the hoznL, of upon all eommuties what is known as ! Mr. and Mrs. Frank Phelps swarming the Open Forum idea. The very life with the home people of Monroe and ot our American democracy, to say vicinity to receive some of the re- way of the timber many valuable Work is not drudgery if you work An open, frank, fearless, discuss- ion of all matters of mutual concern, in orderly fashion, with dignity, good will, toleration and courtesy, charac- OFFICIAL CITY FROM OUR EXCHANGES Items Clipped Here and\\;There That Are of Interest to M0m'oe and Vicinity the immediate mill district until a large portion of the land from which Mr. Wagner has cut the timber, has been changed into permanent homes by a sturdy laeople many of whom would never have seen Monroe had it not been for the mill as a drawing card. Settlement and trade having thus been stimulated by this milling industry and its promoters, we people tracts of land have been released for with your brains ahead of yonr hands. cultivation by the small farmer. This Farm boys make the best men, be- has steadily stimulated settlement in cause they have learned o act for of Monroe may justly feel anxious to see it perpetuated because we have a larger and more prosperous commu- nity thereby. This good news, that Mr. Wagner has purchased more timber, makes us certain of further stability as a town and hepsus to settle down into that satisfied feeling of future prosperity ahead. 'M" WRONG AGAIN C mmals are the product of so- ciety and should be the particular caa and responsbilty:af .society and of no one else," say our ,parlor bol- shevists. This is. just another of the cant phrases of our would-be revolu- tionists. The truth of the matter is that many of the criminals of this country are imported ones, or the victims of imported propaganda; others are criminal because of dis- eased and perverted natures, not by any means the results of social con- ditions. Nature is not always per- fect; she produces defective speci- mens in many forms of life, and hu- manity does not escape. There is no social excuse for crime in this coun- try. Opportunity is here for success for any normal man if he wants to take advantage of it. WAR'S TOLL 107,444 LIVES Deaths during the war in the Amer ican expeditionary forces and among troops in the United States from all causes, the war department announc- ed today, numbered 107,444. In the expeditionary forces the to- tal was 72,951. Of these 20,829 re- cruited from disease, where 48,768 from injuries received in battle and 3354 from all other causes. Deaths from disease from among the troops in the United States to- taled 32,737, and fr)m other causes 1756, giving a total for the troops in this country of 34,493. The figures Of the American expe- ditionary forces cover the period from April 1, 1917, to February 16, [919; those for the troops in the United states fromApril 1, 1917, to Feb- rurary 14, "1919. The figures show that the total tal deaths in battle by more than 5,000. LABOR'S BID "It ain't that kind of an animal," says a New York cartoonist in ans- wering labor's bid to take over the railroads under a profitsharing  plan. The Big Brotherhood is willing to share the profits but what about the themselves. A boy who raises a calf or a colt and knows the joys of ownership will make a good farmer and a good citizen. Every boy should have his own animals and should have the money from them when they are sold. The forming of boy's and girl's clubs in every school is a wonderful incentive to right think- ing and clean living. In Cook coun- ty. Illinois, when tl?e boys and girls undertake any project in connection with their school work they must make a certain amount of money from their project, or they do not receive the school credit. What good does it do to learn arithmetic by copying answers in the back of the book? What good will it do to undertake a club project un- less the achievement may be meas- ured ? By G. P. Holden. --M DO IT YOURSELF Now the gret job of reconstruction is really just beginning• During the war the public was being prepared for a situation that was bound to follow the armistice• That day has come.. Our men are back by the thousands and they are goin to act as they are influenced to act by their families, their friends, their employ- ers: The Public. Practically every man and woman in the country either has or c,:rtair2y will come in contac with the disabled fighter. What are you going to say when you meet your wounded man' Will you tell him merely that you are proud of him--which naturally you are; or will you help him? No matter what type of wound he bears--invisible or obvious, in body or mind--he can be helped. In some cases he can be made more fit for work than before he went away. But the time for generalities ha passed. We must get down to cases. Every citizen of the United States should know that provisions have been made by the government for the future life of the disabled. Tell your soldier to go to work and demand his right training if he needs it. Help him to a job, and guide him patiently an intelligently. Honor him for what he has suffered;, but do not destroy heroism by heroics. And a- bove all do not wait for some one else to tke the personal interest that you should take. Do it yourself.--Carry on. by Capt. Arthur H. Samuel S. C. U. S. A. The Fderal Board offers its aid to 9very man, regardless of his disabil- deaths from disease exceeded the to- ity, who is entitled to government tal deaths from disease e cnto- compensation. nothing of its ability to solve suc- turning soldier boys and bid them - - cessfully the great problems pressing t welcome back into our midst, Many There has been a change in the upon it for immediate solution, de-lauto loads from town as well as ' assistant postmaster at Issaquah he pends absolutely upon our under- t neighbors on foot made their Way to past week Miss Ek ha ......... standing" one another• We need above ]the Phelps residence which was very position for seven years :nCdUPvelaltbn: everything to get together and a way I graciously thrown open to all who missed from he" aecostumed post. has been found to do it. t might wish to go, and filled it to'itsl Postmaster ttunter lias appointed :he open forum idea leas spread I capacity in honor of the boys in/Miss Inn Kinnune as his assitant. rapidly during the last ten yearn I uniform• ] Issaquah Press. and has approved its adaFtability Word had been -eeived that Leo under all sorts of conditions in all] Gilliland was on IV way home and l Seattle, March 4.--Carrying £he first international mail to enter the l):.tRtpth: *'°tn:rYsatldeU:d'i'eV:):Y- was expected to ar:.ive that eveninF..] United States, Pilot Eddie tfubbard ; . ' .'. , s ' ' P- Charles Russell had recent]y arrived, landed at the Lake Union hangar in port of citizens of every class and Eddie Bellinger and Harry Bennett a oeing hydroplane, With r E creed, had been home only a short time and Boeing, president 0f the Boeing Air- terizes a properly conducted forum. It means the development of democ- racy by democratic methods and in a democratic spirit• Surely the complete development of democracy in every community in America is a condition much to be desired and justly deserves the best efforts of every true citizen of our land. The forum creates a common meeting ground for all the .people, en.a'ineers have been ordered back to Arork, Yakima--Sheep shearers union ad- vance prices from 15 o 20 cents. Mt. Vernon--S30,000 hospital to be in the interest of trus and mutual| erected here. understanding and for the cultivation Centralia to have modern $50,000 of community spirit. Tbe fullest and apartment house, freest open public discussion of all South Bend will probably get fruit vital questions effecting human wet- juice factory; 300 acres blackberries fare was the intent.of our New Eng- and loganberries must be guaranteed land orefathers in the instkut:on of company. The state of Washington gets $2,- 500.000 for new capital building. Mt. Vernon--Fisher oatmeal mill is to keep alive that principle for producing" electrically toasted rolled which they so nobly struggled and oats. " sacrificed. Seattle--Vance Lumber Co. buys Our growing tendency in America $40,000 site for seven story fire- is toward individualism and away it was planned to give all four of the boys a reception at once. Unfortu- nately Leo did not arrive but except for his absence, which was greatly regretted by all, the plans were car- ried through magnificently. After the hand shaking was fin- ished the evening was spent for the most part in listening to the many exneriences of theboys as they stood and related them or answered the questioning friends. Each took his turn in making a somewhat formal talk and the first to be heard from was Charles Russell who told of the front line trenches in France. The next was Harry Bennett told of the aviation life in England and his ex perience crossing the great geer proof concrete warehouse which will be built as soon as labor conditions permit. Hoquiam--Greys I=Iarbor Company mill puts on third shift men. Yakima Elks enlarge temple at cost of $46,000. Washington calls for bids for 46 miles highways; estimated cost. $750,000. Seattle--Deal closed for purchase of $15,000,000 streetcar properties by city. Centralia to have Chamber of Co merce. Montsa10Clemons Logging Company incorporated; capitalizatio $210.000. Toledo--St. Helena Incubator Fac tory here working overtime but force cannot keep up with the order for in- cubators. BellinghamW. E. Pride & Co. to double present capacity of fruit pro- ducts plant here at cost of $10,000. Construction work to start in few days. Olympia--Bids called for grading and graveling Olympia ]tighway be- tween Lake Qt.finalt and Clearwater River; estimated :cost $20,000. Chehalis Cannery output for last year reaches approx;mate total of $175.000. " State of Washington has 546 miles good roads• Yakima Commercial Club has listen to a "few words" from the started movement to create a new Colonel• He pointed out to them at national park to include Mt. Adams] some length [he straight and narrow and its environs. [ path wherein their duty lay, and Wenatchee reports greatest bnild- after giving them the general direc- ocean "feeding the fishe". The las to be heard from was Edd;e Belli{-e: who told of his artillery life on the the town meeting and laid the foun- French fron and his extreme joy of darien of our present free govern- hooting at the Hur areoplanes. AI! ment. For us to perpetuate tiffs idea in all it was a v.ry enjoyble gather in{¢ and a real pleasure to know tha the boys who had g-own up in th cemmunity so valiantly stood the tes of Americanism. A number "of relics were exhibite( which the boy brouh': back, them among them bew. :. gas ra=! and a part of the propel!er to a:- aeroplane. Leo GP]iland arrR,e,' the'day fo) lowing' and the ce;e!;th,n w'a' exten:. ed over to Thur;day tveifi g at th Phelps residence when an e,mal] large number attended an on Mnday IN MEMORIAM Mrs. Hattie Luella Burgett, wif., of Georre W. Burgett was born i Iowa City, Iwa, August 25th 1870 She spent her girlhood days in Neb ra.':ka v, here she married Mr. Bur gett in 1887. Th family-!oved to Wcodinvill¢ Washlngt'0n in i902 where they live.," six years; From that place the, moved to Monroe where they haw singe resided. Mrs. Burgett has been in pod" health for a numbei' of years, btc, about a week before her death sh,  suddenl) became worse and was un- conscious until she passed away Thursday morning, Feb. - 27th al three o'clock. The cause of her fib hess and death was Brights' disease The funeral was hehl in the Meth- ()(list Church Sunday afternoon al half past one. Ravecend F. M. Bush ,rag officiating. Interment wa made in the Odd Fellow cemet, ery. Mrs. Burgett leaves to mourn he her husband George W. Burgett an,' eight children: Mrs. Berrow of Duvalt, Mrs. Stewart of Arlington, Mrs. Fowler of Monroe, Mrs, Winct. of Duvall, and Mi:es Lulu an;  Florence, and George and Ernes 'who reside in Monroe. Besides her hunband and family Mrs. Burgett leaves to mourn her  mother and sister in All)any, Miss- ouri, a brother in Witchits Falls Texas, and a brother in St. Missouri. Mrs. Burgett was a devoted moth.. er and wife and a kindly friend to all and Monroe fri6rds Svmpathlze deeply with the family in their greal loss. M VISION Badth of vision! Unselfishness! Cooperation! How much of virtues the world needs rmw, and how ltie it is getting• The day worldis full uf men farther than today tieve in "grab toda will look out may preach all these he practicing them in his own busi- ness ? If he is, he is wise beyond the average and Should be held up as an I example. ]! MILITARY RULES OF CANAL | ENDED 1 An executive order promulagted to-] day turns the government of the ea-] nal zone back to the civil authorities I under GOvernor Harding, emiiag the t war time aministrafion of waterway| by the military authorities. ] --M THE AMERICAN AS HE IS The typical American is he who, Whether rich or poor, whether dwel- ling in the North, South, East, or West, whether scholar, professional man, merchant, manufacturer, farmer or skilled worker for wages, lives the life of a good citizen and a good neighbor; who believes, loyally and deficits , such as $250,000,000 ? The all his heart, in his country's insti- Brotherhood's idea, however, seems to be that the government buy hie 1 tutions and in the underlying prin- railroads an stand for any deficit, l ciples on which these institutions are built; • " while the profit would be gladly I who directs both hm private distributed among the workmen. How I and his public life by sound princi- lovely--for the taxpayerl pies; who cherishes high ideals and , M who aims to train his children for a NOT A REAL KICK A Swede walked up to a bar and asked for a dose of "squirrel whis- key." Sorry I'm out of Squirrel whickey but have some good old Crow whiskey said the bartender, "No" replied the Swede. "I don't van any Old Crow, I don't rant to fly I yust rant to yump around a little. ' ' M, , from nationalism or communism and his carried to its extreme carries with it a lack of community spirit so essential to the well being and pros- perity of eve]y community large or small. If the open forum is started in Monroe, it should command the at- tention and assistance of every good citizen. Let us anxiously look for- ward to the time when this institu- tion shall take the place that our commercial club or the men's club once held in Monroe. HUMOR ,OF THE HOUR Mrs. Year:weddJohn, when we were first married you used always to say grace before meals; you never do it now. Yea:'wedd--I am not so much a- fraid of your cooking now. d Tipples---Now re'dear I'll tell you how I happened to come home so late if you'll only listen. ] Mrs. Tipples--All right. Turn off the radiator before you begin. Tipples--Wha r for ? Mrs. TipplesOh, it seems ex- ! travagant to bare steam and hot air/ both going at once. l ',VL (` the (.lLy l,eoPo tllelr flrstJ "hop over," and the regiment was drawn up in mass behind the lines to useful life and for their country's service.--Nicholas Murry Butler President of Columbia University. Carl Swanson has returned home to remain for a while. Dr. E. W. Cox who has been sta- tioned in the hospital corps in Cali- fornia has been honorably discharged and i home to enjoy civilian tion of tbe road vo glory, concluded with the lines: If. we go forward we die. If we go backward we die. Better go forward and die. The awed silence which followed was broken by the languid voice of a Bzlljzm m hte rear. Yazrs, he drawled derisively, "a bloke's best of cattle chance is to be a blinkin! crab!?' "It took you an avfully long time to pull that fellow's tooth,'-', remarked part of the assistant. • "Yes," returned the dentist grimly, "he married the gh:l I loved," DentistThe tooth is out, my dear sir. Patient--Yes but it's paying the fee that hurts. ing activity ever experienced during winter. GoldendaleWhite Salmon farm- ers produced 3,066 boxes apples, 4,- 300 boxes Bartlett pears, and 7,000 boxes Anjou pears in ]'918. Gross revenue from fruit crop estimated at $25,000. Tonasket Forest Grazers Assn. marketed $350,000 worth last fall. OUT OF RUSSIA The demand on the certain radicals of this that our troaps " be from Russia is bolshevik nothing more. The bosheviks free hand to continue their pillage; they have raised funds to" propagandists in this country to back up their schemes. This is being done by these propagandists through rep- resenting that " "capitalism" controls ,M the news from Russia, and censors it RESTRICTED IMMIGRATION to suit themselves; that the bolshe- Common sense dictates that immi- vists are a misrepresented bunch, and' gration should be restricted until, at working for the good of the masses, least, this Country has its industry on Peoute who think the matter over a more stable basis, and its workers know that this is pronaganda; they in a more peaceful and reliable frame also know that all the howlers who of mind. We have plenty of unas- defend bolshevism in Russia do not s'milated foreigners x'th,, s now, now what they are talking about, ' without adding any more to the fo]& that tbey have no way of getting in- ----M-- formation from Russia, but are tak- • ing" their talking instructions from Mrs. E. M. Stephens was in Everett some clever and paid superior. If Friday. Russia is left helpless in the grasp O of bolshevism, the plight of that and the striken country would ideed be to Olympia this week  hopeless. bed with the : ed. plane company as a passenger Mon day afternoon He  ,2k_-- . " " " • wv-.=s nree tlours coming from Vancouver, B C, to cattle, making a stop at Edmonds for fuet.Everett Herald, William West one afternoon this week assumed his duties as Snoho- mish ounty traffic officer. He will work under the direction of the conn, ty commissioners and will took for all sorts of violations of the traffic laws throughout the county• He is provided with esaling instruments to determine the size of logG to see that loads too heavy are not carried over the roads, and with a speedom. ater, for the detection of those driv- ing too fast. He will ato watch for cars operating without ticenses.Ev. erett I-erald. Mr. West is a brother • °f F. E. West of Monroe; The first real snow fall of the winter arrived in Index Monday.. morning and since then sno has :overed the ground to a depth of a, bout fi/e or six inches. The daily fall is just enough to mdntain this pth against the amount that thawS. The snow was so i lay morning a great ] light and town were light wires were in place ight however, b inn has been i ;airing new 'ompany's or a part of . dex News. ors. T} lippery floor. The ,vith fast and furious. m to play and missinf0rmad practice