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I ARTHUR BAILEY, Pces, C.F. ELWELL Vice-Pros WltlT. IL CLARK, Ouslli" The Monroe National Bank DEPOSITS GUARANTEED We hear lnuch nowadays of the guarantee of bank de- posits. A REAL guarantee of bank deposits is a splendid thing. Deposits in this Bank are Ouaranteed by the only real, effective guarantee that has yet been devised; naimly, an ample working capital, backed by a directorate of known ability and in- tegrity. Capital - $25,000 Stockholders' Liability - $25,000 Total Responsibility $50,000 Your own home bank under home management. We invite your account. DIRECTORS Arthur B:iley T.N. Eennett Whit. H. Clark C. F. EIw;II Aug. llolmquist A.P. Manion I. McKean i I The ath to [c0n0miq:al Finn0 flay- ta te is to Sherman, (;lay Co. There is no gainsaying the fact that at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s store you have the best opportunity for sapplying your piano, organ and talking machine needs, you have the best facilities for selecting your instru- ment in home-like surroundin.s, you have the assur- ance of this old house that you are to be pleased with your purchase and be pleased with your dealings with us or your money will be refunded and, what is of more importance than anything else, your selection is not confined to two or three unknown makes, but from the following world-renowned makes; Steinway [verett A. B, Chase [m00rs0n Kur[zman Packard L0n0ver [stey Ludwig Kinosbury Player Pianos A. IL Chase Artistano Kingsbury-lnner [aphonia Player Pianos You come to our store with the knowledge that the first price you get is no only the last price, but it is the lowest price obtain- able on the sme quality of goods. There is no fog here, no uncer- tainty; no hazlmg, no mysterious catalogue or other boosted prices to entrap the unw ry. Everyone is treated fairly and alike All re- ceive the same low price, based on factory cost, which is just to pur- chaser and ourselves alike. This always assures you of getting the exact piano value you pay for, and we know we speak the truth when we say that you can hi 00ays Save Monoy Your Piano Purchase At our store, as c mpared with what you will be asked to pay else- where. Of course, our terms are the easiest, our stock the largest and newest, no one ever doubted it. ST[INWAY DEALERS Home Course In Domestic Science XVl.-Tretdment of Floors and Windows. By EDITH G. CIIARLTON, In Charge of Domestic F.,eonomy Iowa State College. Nowadays these things are not cou- sidereal either artistic or beautiful. Draperies and Window Curtains. Femininity loves soft draperies Unlch more than the average man dislikes them, so as long as woman is the I)re- siding genius in the home she will have them at windows and doors. Cer- tainly they do add the finishing touch to a home. the final touch without which a room never seems quite com- plete, no matter how well chosen are its appointments. Bu a word of cau- tion is necessary in regard to draperies both for artistic and sanitary reasons. Window curtains should not be so heavy or numerous that they shut out air and sunlight. Wool draperies and portieres should be avoided In rooms that are to be much used, because wool fabrics catch and hold dust more than any other nmterlal. For living rooms , and d|ning r)m silk or linen draperies FTER the plan of rooms has : "---- been decided upon and the l are, the best when expense need not I be figured too closely, but there Is such ]L walls have been decorated with I a big variety of cotton fabrics display- colors and materials lh accord- ance with the governing principles of light, harmony mid general fitness the next point to consider in house fur- nishlng is the floor. The new house of modern design will probably hare floors of hardwood, and some varie- ties are so beautiful In themselves that the necessary treatment Is very sim- ple. A priming or filling coat of shel- lac to preserve the ,x, ood and cover up cracks folh;wed by one or more coats of wax ruhbed down until it has the beuutlfully smooth, unpolished surface so much liked at the present time, nmkes Ihe best foot finish. A very good preparation for waxing Is made as follows: Melt one pealed of wax slowly over hot water. When quite soft remove from fire and heat lute It one pint of turpentine, if a soft finish is desired add one cupful of para111u oil before using. When ready to apply have the wax melted and the floor free from dust. If there are any stains on the floor remove them lmflre applying the wax. A strong solution of oxalic acid will remove black or ahnost any discoloration from wo(d, hut It will also rena)ve the staining substance. and this must be restored before wax- ing. When the floor ls perfectly clean moisten a piece of flannel with the soft wax and rub the floor all over. using more wax as ne(-essary, i,et the svax renlain on tile floor for an hour or more. then polish with a stiff woolen cloth, piece of old carpet or soft leath- er or a weighted brush made tqr the purpose. Do not use water on waxed or oiled floors unless you wish to remove all the finish and replace It wtth a new one. The daily care need be nolhing more than sweeping with a soft hair brush, then wiping with a dust mop Once a week all spots shouhl be re- x xnTzo HAL/,. moved with turpentine and the floor wiped with a cloth saturated with the waxing substance. An oak stain for pine or whitewood floors may be nmde as follows: Two I this khtd of furniture are good, and cups of boiled oil. one and one-half I the popularity of the style has done ing beauty In both design and coh)r- , lag that one need not buy the more t costly silks unless one prefers them. In color portieres and draperies should harmoL:.e with both walls and floors and should be a tone midway between the two. The long folds of the straight hanging drapery are much more beautiful than the looped and festooned arrangements which wet4 popular a few years ago and which are still used by some professional uphol- sterers. Window curtains should come Just to the lower edge of the casement and not to the floor or spread out a yard or two on the foot, after the fashion of recent years. A single pair of window curtains made of thin ma- terial, either plain or trlmmed and hung in long straight lines, with side curtains to match the portieres, is the best trimming for any window from every point of view. If the window is very wide, making more than one pair of curtains necessary, there may be an overdrapery from the top as well as the sides. This should not extend down too far. In selecting draperies keep two points firmly fixed in mind--first, don't use flowered drapery with a flowered wall and don't buy heavy, unwashable hangings for bedrooms. Such mate- rials are entirely out of harmony with the whole idea of bedroom simplicity. For a flowered or much figured wall no curtains are prettier than plain white muslin or net made with wide hems or finished with a ruffle. For a bedroom with plain wall decoration a white curtain with a flowered inner curtain draped at the side of the win- dow is very effective. Furniture and Where to Put It. One important rule to observe In buying furniture for any part of the house Is that it be of good quality, built on simple lines and suitable for the service It is Intended to give. The living room should have comfortable, substantial furniture--not too much of it, yet enough to meet the require- ments of the family. The table should be htrge enough and strong enough to support the weight of the books, maga- zines and other articles which may be brought to It. The frail table, which leaks as if It might go to pieces li j sub- Jected to greater weight than that of a vase of flowers or a book, may be permissible in the reception room, but is entirely out of place in the living room. where the family has Its several pleasures and Interests. 'he chairs, too. In this room should he comforta- ble, strong and sufficiently varied in size and style to suit every one from grandfather to the little child. Purui- turn for the living room, especially the chairs, should not be cumbersome. There can be strength without unnec. essary weight, such as Is often found In the so called "mission" furniture. The lines and general composition of cups of turpentine, three tablespmn- [ much to revive simplicity In furulsh- fills of raw umber, three tablespoon- ]ing. but occasionally we find pieces fuis of whiting. Mix very thoroughly, i thqt are unwieldy and awkward to A good cherry staht Is made of the move. same ingredients, substituting burnt In the dining room the same rules sienna for the raw umber and using a  should be followed; also adding to it Sherman Clay & Co When flrshave:thatinthlsrmthefurnitureshuld been given one or two coats of stain be limited to that required for setlag Corner Hewitt & Colby Everett, Wash. they may be waxed according to the and partaking of meals. A dining ta- directions given above, t ble, six or eight chairs, a sideboard or := , ,r-- Carpets and Rugs. ]buffet and a serving table are really Old floors tan be painted and then , all the pieces necessary in the room. O'OOO*OOOOOOeI,IH4M [ oiled, or they may be treated with any and unless there is an unusual amount  ldeslred floor preparations that are on of space to spare no more should be * TH41g l&lll|ll|/llLI IIl[t [themarket. The hardwood or palnted added. If possible the furniture In $ ill ! II II Illllillllff Illl IKItU ;I floor is much preferable to any carpet, the dining room should be of onestyle illl , II llmilllllllrl W Irlll ill,in ]though to make the fruishing of a and one finish. Odd pieces spoil the am ,m-- wuI II i,Unl Ill illll ii I Yl ill *r " " " "" 4 [ / oom compmte some covering is neons- attractiveness of the room. It is a GARDELL & BLOOM, Proprietors 1/ hlo"rW'r ltrlb: o:sg gthe woodwork In the dining room andldea when practicable to have a its furniture match. For tnstanee, a ?X r'Oi)UlUV Jtlltitml-! S or[ - #1 the room. The color of the rugs should room finished in old English oak may 4 I harmonize with the color used on the have old English furniture, and this, .; Complete Stock of  j wall or in draperies, but It should he with a dull yellow or pomegranate wall  [ considerably stronger in tone than el- deeoratlon. Is most effective in a north Wi | l|at* lL' /|Lro,  ] ther or both the others, room. Do not crowd any room with .......  -diiL4[t.P/O g.l, lil[ lll [/ One large rug Is more satisfactory superfluous furniture. There should . r r ." 1 . , , .  for a dining room than several small be enough chairs, sufficient tables and ears oI experience ann courteous treatment ot tones, and the room which has walls one or more comfortable couches, but "  decorated with horizontal lines, as it exaggerated creations in the way of patrons Is responsible for our success | a l, o l, eff,t ,,f Iowerin m y e t g "e the . . g seats, centerpieces and whatnots are #.''..'-"#'..'$.g$=$$ the ceiling, should have a single rug not in good taste. on the floor; otherwise such a room The bedroom furniture should be i will have a patchy appearance. Most chosen with an eye to fitness and corn- prompt Delivery, to all parts of the city of our Meats Market Excellent The C. F. Elwell /'leat BOTH PHONE5 people have learned that for sanitary reasons the floor covering, whatever It may be. should not extend from wall to wall nor be securely tacked down, to be removed only once a year or less frequently. Yet there are some house= keepers who cling to the old fashioned carpet without realizing the dangers there may be from germs thriving in the accumulated dust. The artistic hose sh/cld be h..Ithfnl also. and th' will be largely accomplished when there Is Just az little opportunity as possible for germs to develop in it. Sunlight. fresh air and freedom from dust give the L=zt assurance that dis- ease germs are not hiding In our homes, while thick carpets, wool dra- Iries and heavily curtained windows are likely breeding piaee for them fort rather than fashion. A plain brass or enameled Iron bedstead, dressing table or bureau, small table, one or two chairs, a washstand and n couch are ample for any room the prime use of which is rest and sleep. I would include a couch--a simple homemade affair will fill every require- meat--in every bedroom. It tempts one for the ten minute nap during the day which might never be thought of were there only a trim white bed in the room. and this little rest means added yea to one's life. The bed is the principal furniture In the sleeping room and should repre- sent the largest amount of money. Have homemade dressers and tables if you must do without every luxur if need be, but have a good bed. [ 1 III I WAITINg TO SHOOT By EDMOND B. LINCOLN. [Copyright, 1909. by American Press Asso- eiation.J Gerald Maxwell. being threatened with pulmonary troubh, decided to give np business, go west and live an outdoor life. Taking his family with hhn to Kansas. he bought a farm there and entered upon the work of raisin,: crops. He succeeded in r(estal)lish- ing his health, a family of children grew up about him. his wife was con- tented in his weslern home. and the Maxwells were considered the hap- piest people of that region. Moreover. they were greatly beloved for their kindliness to their neighbors. One day a neighbor owning a farm on the opposite side of the road from the Maxwells died. and his family moved away. A few months later the closed farmhouse was reepened, and an ill favored man was seen moving about the place. He had bought the farm and. being a bachelor, had gone to live alone on it. His name was Stuntz. He came from Kentucky. was about forty years old. wore his hair ! and heard ions. never apparently comb- lag either the one or the other, and was in all respects a disagreeable looking person. Mrs. Maxwell. reallzlng that the fam- ily comfort depended largely on their neighbors, was great disturbed at the advent of Stuntz. Her husband made light of her fears. And, indeed, for a time the neighbor gave them no trou- ble. As a matter of policy Mr. Max- well went over and made his acquaint- ance. and Mrs. Maxwell Invited him to supper. He accepted the Invitation, but said very little during the meal. The only person present who seemed to arouse his attention was Caroline Maxwell, the oldest daughter, aged twenty. Not long after this Stuntz Joined Miss Maxwell on the road and walked with her. She treated him civilly. though she found It difficult to do so. After that whenever he saw her out of doors he would make some excuse to be wlth her. One day Mr. Maxwell was astonished at receiving a call from Stuntz for the purpose of asking for Caroline's hand. The father con- cealed hts disgust as well as he was able. saylng that any such match would be impossible. Caroline when she heard of the proposal refused to again speak to the wooer. From this time forward Stuntz spent all his leisure time arranging annoy- ances for the Maxwell family. He contrived that his cattle should get wlthln the Maxwell fences and tramp down the crops; he shot Tommy Max- well's pigeons; he appropriated the Maxwell fruit. These were only the slmple methods he used to trouble his neighbors; his more complicated ones were too disagreeable to catalogue. The result of the whole was misery to the Maxwells. There was too much self restraint In the family to make any complaint to the farmers llvlng near. but it was not long before the condition leaked out. and many were the mutterlngs against Stuntz. One day Mr. Maxwell was obliged either to surrender hls manliness or protest at the shooting by Stuntz of the household dog. beloved by all the Maxwell family. Stuntz went Into hls house to get his gun to klll Maxwell. whose wife. terrified, dragged him within doors and locked him In. That night Mrs. Maxwell begged her husband to move away from the home where *hey had been so happy an4 could still be happy were it not for their neighbor, and, since she was sup- ported by all the children, he was obliged to consent. The next morning Stuntz was seen sitting on his porch wlth his gun In his hands, evidently watching for Mr. Maxwell's appear ance. Mrs. Maxwell first saw him 'rod before her husband was aware of Stuntz's position had locked her hus- band in his bedroom. The weather was hot and murky, ragged clouds passing overhead. Dur- in the afternoon a dark mass of cloud appeared above the southern lorizon. Mrs. Maxwell, looking out of a window, saw it. She also saw Stuntz sltttn with his gun across the road not 200 yards away. Of the two she dreaded Stuntz the more, though she kept her eye on the cloud. Presently it assumed the shape of an immense balloon. She let her husband out of confinement, showed him the cloud, and the whole family went to the cellar. Stuntz was not racine the balloon cloud and dtdn't see it. "Furthermore, he, being from Kentucky. had had no experience with Kansas cyeh)nes. On came the pillar of cloud, gyrating like a top and humming llke a mighty cat- aract. Stuntz heard the sound, but did not know what it was. He was afraid to get up and go to the other side of hls house for fear his neighbor might sllp away and he would miss an "op- portunlty of shooting him. Then suddenly Stuntz. amid a mass of whining timbers which a second before had been his house, went up Into the air. Whlrling like a teetotum, turning a thousand somersaults, he was carried with the rapidity of a can- non ball for a mile and a half, then dropped to the ground from an alti- tude of sereral hundred feet. When the Maxwell family emerged from lhe cellar they saw neither Stuntz nor his house. His gun was lying wiH a broken stock in the road. The cyclone had cut a swath covering l he Stunz house and leaving their own unharmed. It developed ater that Stuntz was a man much lo be feared in every way. H had been in mtmerous shooting erapes in the mountalus of Kentucky and was supposed to be slightly de- ranged, lie was devoid of fear and. taken all together, was a very d user. ous and irresponsible man. Concrete Sheds Are Planned for G, N, Visits of Great Northern rail- road officials to the coast during the past week indicate that plans are well under way for safeguard- ing the Cascade tracks from fur- 'Jmr snowslides by building on- cretesnowsheds, It is at]nounc- ed that Abe tracks willl be moved back closer h) the mountains and sheds constructed treat, will per- mit all fuLure slides to pass ovr head. In order to make these sheds as strong and serviceable as possidle they will likely be construcled of concrele. Engraved or prinled visiting cards or weddin cards can be secured at this office prontptly and of the higest grade of work- manship. A o)mpleto, line ()f engraved samples are shown. Prices lower than the city. Nothiug nicer. How's This? We offer One Hundred Dol,ars Reward for any case of Catarrh hatcannot be cured I,y Hall's Catarrh Cure. F.J. CHENEY & Co, Toledo, O. We, the un- dersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for lhe last 15 years, and t)elieve him ['erfectly honorable in all busines trnsaclious and linncially able to carry out an)" obligations made by his firm. Welding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. O. Hall's Cata'rh Cure is takes internally, acling directly upon (he blood and mucous surf'ces of he system, Testimon,alssent free. Price 75 cents per bot,le. Sold by all Druggists. Take Hall's F,unily Pills for constipa- tion. THE EARTH In quantities to suit purchasers. Call on Faussetl Brothers for Bargains in Farm Lands City Lands; Dwellings and Business Places- Phone Sunset los i i ,i i[ you are Lookin0 for the best goods and low- est prices in implement art- icles and wagons, don't fail to write or call on the old- est implement house in Ev- e erett. We deal direct from the factory and can meet any competition in price or quality. ILES & NEWMAN, Inc. 2932 Broadway, EVERETT 000000000 Cherry Valley 00NURSERV t . It. ll0PKIN$, Prop. All varieties of Fruit Trees and Shrubbery. All stock guaranteed true to label. For shrubs and ornamental trees Phone T. R. HOPKINS t Cherry Valley, Wash. g :V[R[TT.W^St t