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Page Two '- THE MONROE MONITOR--Monroe, Washington Friday, April 3, 1925 !1 II r[I THE MONROE MONITOR Consolidated with 'NAT SO'N'S By J. a. REARDON & SON PUBLISHED EVEIY FRIDAY Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice at Monroe, Washing- WEEK'END W[NDOW SPECIALS ton, under the act of Much 3, 1879. FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY ONLY Candy Department-- Bakery Department-- 1 Real good We offer | Taffy Jelly WILL DREAMS COME TRUE? A booklet just put out by Judge Austin E. Griffiths, Seattle, the title uy00an Rolls of which is "The Cascade Tunnel," contains much information about the long prGposed tunnel through the I to their credit, an  the everlasting shame of the public which callously and iltdifferently permitted that con- dition to become possible and to con- tinue, it was the railroads who were mainly responsible for the end of the evil." We take from the Semaphore, offi- cial magazine of the Great Northern Railway, is quite to the point. -- i The pass business might have been SATURDAY, APRIL 4--- pernicious, no doubt was in many in- stances, but the railroads seemed to prosper. It might be remembered, "The Hunted Woman" too, that was at a time when their motive power was small, their freight trains were but small fractions of what now constitutes a freight drag, for it would take about four such trains to make one of today and yet they made money. Business has been increasing ever since, three trains fitting in where but one was before--same amount of power uits, no more men to man the trains, and yet the roads are loud in their laments about rate interference and such things. There is some gross inaccuracy in this lament, somewhere some insincerity perhaps. It isn't all chargeable to the Palnama canal. Take the Milwaukee, for instance. monro Cbalr "The Little House With Big Pictures" By James Oliver Curwood . Comedy--"Over the Fence" (COUNTRY STORE SUNDAY) SUNDAY artd MONDAY, APRIL 5 and 6--- "The Fool's Awakening" With *ENID BENNETT* and *HARRISON FORD* Fox News Comedy--"High Hopes" (COUNTRY STORE SUNDAY) TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 and 8--- "Fighting Fury" 14c Half Pound Made in our own kitchen Each This is a real buy mountains between Leavenworth and --- Starring *JACK HOXIE* Skykomish. The present wall of FIGHT FOR PAPER Also the "Gumps" in "Andy's Hat is In the Ring" 10c granite, according to this booklet, The world-wide fight for paper, must be cut away for the Puget the most important to humanity of (COUNTRY STORE SUNDAY) Sound country to get out of the bond- all th'e forest products, is centered in THURSDAY and FRIDAY, APRIL 9 and 10- age it is now in when its only way the United States of America, the *POLA NEGRI* in of surmounting this wall is by a largest users, importers, and manu- rather tortuous zig-zag across the facturers of paper, according to a surface of this rugged range with statement recently made by the New Don't miss bur popular week-end specials Reserve Your Order. Phone 91 ?he FLOKSHEIM SHOE With all their good loo1 FI.ORSHEIM SHOES are sturdy fellows--they easily stand the strenuous wear you give them--they serve you 1oyMly at all times. q'he tialto ' . J.E. WOOD CO._ ) 1925 Hart Schaffncr & Marx hen you buy your spring suit buy a good one- v.i -, it pays You'll get more pleasure out of wearing it; you'll cut a better figure in your neighbors' eyes; you'll have longer, more satisfactory service. Here yotr're sure of fine quality; the Hart Schaffner & Maxx label is your guarantee $35 $45 $55 P. SJOSTROM MONROE, WASHINGTON RRY A MONITOR WANT AD--SMALL BUT EFFICIENT threatening grades, deep snows and which will always stand an everlast- ing barrier to full and easy access of traffic east and west, both freight and passenger. The late J. J. Hill, this pamphlet says, after he toppec[ York state college of forestry, Syra- cuse university. We use 31 per cent of the "Canadian pulp wood' cut, 32 per cent of her cut and 78 per cent of her news print, paper such as upon which this is printed. In acldi- the hills with his railway, saw the tion we import one-tenth of Sweden's partial inpracticabality of it as re- pulp production and very similar gards full and complete service s e amounts from other countries. he built a water level line, almost, We depend' upon" other nations to to the sea and what is known as supply more than one-half of all the the North Bank line, the Spokane, wood we consume in making paper Portland and Seattle, 379 miles long, that we ourselves consume, and this Spokane to Portland, on the Wash- ington side of the Columbia river, and which, according to Judge Griffiths, is detrimental to the tremendous in- terest of the country of which Se- attle is the metropolis. The 1.ength of th proposed' tunnel, charted by General Chittendon and fully considered as to its costs, 32 miles, artdP which means a shorten- ing of the distance between Leaven- worth an'd Skykomish 25 miles, and with a maximum elevation of 1175 feet, to be used' by all of the trans- continental lines crossing the Cas- cde range, capable .of handling 200 trains per day each way if neccessary, in the face of the fact that our tim- ber stand, about the finest in the world, would, if properly conserved and managed, have furnished' suffi- cient for our needs for all time, but which was not dene. The Canadim ;people may ere long have need: for their entire available stock of pulp and this will add to the dfficulty at home in getting supplied. It would mean much higher prices arM/ work a great hardship ta various lines of business that use paper in large quantities, notably the printing trades, newspapeTs snd magazines. No man,, says an exchange, could forsee the hardship that a serious and the read ways for vehicular shortage of paper would impose. traffic. The cost of this proposed bare is IThe work of reforestation  till stands at practically nil, save what nature given at $1,056,000 per mile or $75,- alone does to replenish, which would 000,000 for the entire job. T lo be even a great ,deal if the careless- this the lnited States government and che state of Washington should be interested in the sums of $15,- 000,000, respectively, and the balance of $45,000 apportioned to the rail- ways of using the tunnel, viz: the Northern Pacific, Great North'rn and C. M. & St. P. Rys. Of the total cost of the tunnel, $75,000,000, the sum of $24,056,000 would be the c>st of bringing the roads mentioned to the turmel portals, east andl west, also the converging of the highways and then $17,509,000 for electrifica- tion of the hole. The figures, while large, do not sound so stupendous as they did some few years ago, new big things are spoken of in billions instead of millioLs, thanks to the world war. Tlere are many big heSS of men through the fire fiend they start nto action was otherwise. +++++++++++++++++++ i ! , TWENTY YEARS AGO-.$ , ++++++++++++++++ l Monitor Files of March 31, 1905 Mrs. Jessie Howard, age 41 years, died Sunday afternoon, March 26th of blood poiso*ning. Deceased had been in the grocery business with her bre,ther, C. H Griswold, later operat- ed the Great Northern hotel. ! Miss Mary Farmer has started a confectiorery store and lodging house in Everett, with Miss Lillie Farmer as her assistant. horizontal bores through the earth made for transportation and other The Holly Card club met at the purposes, as for instance, Mount home of Mrs. Holmquist, Friday Cenis tunnel, 8 miles long, St. Goth- evening, the 24th, five hundred was ar tunnel, 10 miles long and the the game and Mr. Farmer and Miss Simplon, two bores 12 miles each, i *Larsn were high winners. or a total o.f 24 miles, t, Bert Stretch and wife are going Great things are happening i,n to be among old friends in Monroe these latter days and it is not at for some time. all improbable but what this big hole through our granite hills will i A very pleasant party was given be made. Men of such scientific turn Wedn,esday afternoon. Mrs. A. B. say that such a thing will be done Sprau and Mrs. Robt. Stretch en- sometime, will have to be done t9 make the land transportation prob- lem complete between the east and west side of our state. One thing is certain, the  demand for such an innovation will grow from year to year an ultimately it will be built under those hills, somewhere, as above described or thru some other available line through thee granite walls. Will this dream of a gener- ation or more come true ? LEST WE FORGET "The state tsenate o.f Idaho Ye- cently passed a bill to again legalize the issuance of passes to members of the legislature and other state officials. The Lewiston Tribune con demn's this actic.n as "vicious legisla- tion," an opinion in which we heartily concur. "We venture to say that not only the Great Northern, but every rail- whose lines enter the state of Idaho, is unalterably opposed to re- turn to the old order of pety graft. There is no reason why we should give free transportation to state em- ployes in Idaho or elsewhere. There is every reason why we should' not. It is absurd to suppose that the rail- roads, confron0ed as they are with constantly shrinking local passenger earnings and constantly mounting taxes, could possibly view with equa- nimity this impending return to the pass evil in Idaho. With every nerve taut to overcome these hndicaps, we certainly do not wish to be saIdled with the obligation to deadhead Idaho officialdom over our lines, short as they are in that state. "We recall that there was a time tertaining that afternoon at the home 'of Mrs. Sprau, with progressive Pedro as the game. i William Cairnie of Cherry Valley is sick with erysipelas. [ Postmaster Robert Stapleton had two uncalled-for pieces of first class mail, a letter for Wm. Meloy and one for G. M. McIntosh. The Mo.nroe Baseball club will give a grtmd ball Saturday in I. O. O. F. hall April 1st. This for the pur- post of raising money for new uni- forms. George Walters left Monday even- ing for a week's visit in Spokane, and with his brother Ferd, of Col- ville. There was only $7.00 outstanding in water and light rentals for the year 1904, which is a very good showing for the financial condition of the people of Monroe, Mr. Buck, the president of the Monroe Water Co., is the man who made the above statement. l B. Moore goes to Belling- Mrs. S. ham next month as delegae to a two- day convention of the Royal Neigh- bors to be held in that city. The Great Northern Railway man- agement proposes to make a reduc- tion n freight rates the coming year that will amount in the aggregate on the system about $4,000,000. Seattle--Olympus Holding Corpor- ation to build $1,500,000 apartmen hotel. --in Idaho and other state as well-- when the-railreads, unmolested, left l Olympia--Seed wheat corporation to work out their own salvation, pros- ;oraniz.ed with capital stock of pered and grew apace. They were a $100,000, to furnish seed wheat for shining mark. The thieving politi- needy farmers. cian saw in them a golden opportun- ity. Here was a rich field for his l W enatcee- New Ribbon Cliff- predatory gonius. The result was Winesap road to Chelan highway, to legislation, founded on neither right, be und'er construction soon. justice nor necessity, but designed  solely to extort money from the I Yakima--First general wool sale railroads. They in turn did the one indicates about 42 cen a pound for thing left them--fough the devil this year's clip. with fire. They lobbied, they bought, i they controlled elections. We have' Seattle--School teachers win fight no desire  to palliate or excuse. But to restore salaries to 1921 schedule. I "The Lily of the Dust" Comedy--No. 2 of the "Telephone Girl" Sories "When Knighthood Was In Tower" I Watch for "THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE i DAME," with LON CHANEY--Here Soon. Announcin00 a complete line of Wall Paper added to our stock Medium Priced Thedinga Hardware Co. MONROE Auction Sale \\; [3[gugi3tm3t Thursday, April 9th On the SMALLMAN RANCH, three miles south of Monroe (Tualco Valley), near paved road--look for sign. The following property will be sold: EIGHT NO. 1 COWS T. B. tested--7 just fresh. 1 to freshen soon; 4 Holsteins, 3 Guern- seys, 1 Jersey; 1 purebred Guernsey bull, 2 years old, 1 heavy team of work horses, 9 and 11 years old', weight 1600 Ibs., 1 set d>uble harness, 13 1-year-old laying hens, 10 White Leghorns, 3 R. I. Reds; 1 full-blood White Leghorn Rooster. MACHINERY--1 McGorimck mowing machine, as good as new. 1 hay tedder; 1 hay rake; 1 disc; 1 harrow; 1 potato planter; 1 cultivator; 1 shovel plow; 1 roller; 1 14-inch pl, ow; 1 hillside plow; 1 grass seeder; 1 sled; 1 platform scales, weighing 800 lbs.; 1 grind- stone; 1 milk cart: 2 pork barrels; 2 cider barrels; 3 hag-barrels; 16 10-gallon milk cans; all odds and ends small tools; -on Burbank selected seed potatoes; a quantity of canned' fruit amd meat; all kinds of fruit jots; all the furniture, stoves, tables, chairs, bed- steads and springs--an a lot more too numerous to mention. SALE STARTS AT 10 A.M. FREE LUNCH AT NOON Befor sale make arrangements with clerk for credit TERMS--All sums of $10 and under, cash. Six month's time on sums over $10; 3 per cent discount for cash on sums over $10. MRS. ANNIE VAN DUREN, Owner Whir H. Clark, Clerk D.P. Funk, Auctioneer INSURANCE Automobile Fire 'and Theft Collision Liability Property Damage Phone: Office 571 REASONABLE RELIABLE SAFE HARRY LILLEMOEN FIRE CITY And-- FARM PROPERTY Residence 1723 4 r -------- 1