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t [ TOWN AND COUNTRY H. H. Weller, Clothing, Shoes, Fur- nishings. Phone 274 for wood. Lemon. Milk for sale. Mrs. H. Sinnett. Photograph gallery open Sundays only for the next few weeks. Half the bowling alley for rent. In- quire at the alley. Red Star Compressed Yeast fresh every Monday and Thursday. Monroe Mercantile Co. Norris & Rowe's circus is billing the county for their show in Everett Mon- day, June 10th. C. W. Hedges has purchased prop- erty in Marysville, and removed there with his family. Men's, Youth's and Boys' SUITS. I Prices to suit all. Latest Styles. J'l E. DOLLOFF & CO. John C. Walters has sold his ranch on Woods creek to Robert Amer, and will moveto Southern Oregon. The M. E. Sunday school picnicked at Cherry Valley last Saturday, going out and returning in a big wagon. A new hydrant has been installed at the corner of Ferry and Fremont streets, on the corner of the school grounds. C. C. Pratt, representing the Wash- ington Children's Home of Seattle, spoke in the M. E. pulpit last'Sunday morning. B. G. Andrews is building a resi- dence on the acre tract in the Thomp- son addition, which he bought two weeks ago. Bob Glenn, who has been laid up for several months at Snohomish with rheumatism, is around again on a pair of crutches. Rev. M. E. Anderson of Tacoma will preach at the Swedish church next Sunday morning at 10:30 and in the evening at 7:30. The Scandinavian Ladies Aid will meet at the home of Mrs. Charles Chilberg on the Poor Farm road next Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Laces, Embroideries, Ribbons, Ap- pliques, etc. All prices. J.E. DOL- LOFF & CO. Something of the old flavor of the campaign of 1896 was revived by the ball game with Everett Sunday, the score being 14 to 1 in favor of Ever- ett. County Surveyor Lenfest's crew, tempo ed of G. G. Paine, Jim VanBos- kirk and Wilfred Robb, was working at the county farm the first of this week. The M,,nroe Sluggers will play on home grounds next Sunday afternoon with the Tualco Colts, the bunch that did up the crowd from Gold Bar last Sunday. The Knights of Pythias have decid- ed to occupy the hall in the new Dol- loft building when completed, furnish- ing it themselves and paying $15 a month rent. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Sievers are the proud possessors of an eleven pound boy, with blue eyes and black hair, that arrived at their home at Stock- er's mill Monday, May 27th. Lewis Fowler, while cutting ties at the Forks logging camp last Thurs- day, had the misfortune to cut his left instep quite badly. Hewas brought to Stephens hospital and is getting along nicely. Lewis Partee has moved to the home of his son, A. C. Partee, Seattle, on Queen Ann hill. Mrs. Partee is spending a few days with Mrs. J.W. CoffeT, and will visit her son in Sno- _ homish and her daughter, Mrs. L. D. Leyde at Novelty, before going to Seattle, which will be in about two u onths. Morris Johnson is building a gaso- line launch 38 feet long, which he in- tends to put into the service in freighting on the Sound about Ever- ett. Martin 01son will be captain. Launching day will be in about four weeks, when it will be put into the river and taken down under its own power. m All modern Woodmen of America are requested to be present at our next reg%lar meeting, June 12. Bus- iness to be transacted, initiation.-- J. E. Countryman, clerk. I have put in a nice line of Baby Carriages and Bird Cages. Come in :and see them. J. II. IIOFFEE, near depot, tf The weatlmr seems to have settled down into summer, with continued, bright, warm days, which is fast dry- ing up things and making the roads i dusty. Forest fires are becoming common, but no damage is yet re- ported. A two or three days rain would be  ' aecep a3te. A TEMPTING JOINT Don't you know that the trained eye is often as good a judge of qual- ity in meat as is the tongue? There is a fl'eshness and mixed-fat-and- lean look about our well-fed beef, tbr instance, that at once attracts the eye of the critical buyer and tempts a purchase. Our Veal, Mut- ton, Lamb and Pm.k are of the same superior grade, and our fresh killed Poultry has made a reputation for itself. Prices have also made a rcp utation among economical people. Monroe Mercantile Go, lnc, F ] t BN[SS L0g00Lg 1 Taken Up A red Yearling sLeer, brown nose, almost, black, left horn broken off. Owner can have same by paying charges. H.K. IIASKELL. For Sale A full blooded 3 year old Itolstein Bull. MONROE MERCANTILE CO. SAMS BLOCK FOR SALE. T.S. Faussett, Monroe, Wash. For social, medicinal or household uses I. W. HARPER whisky is the best and the safest. The most popu- lar high grade whisky on the market. Sold by IIenry & Osier. ' Pensioners and old soldiers of the civil war will hear of something to their advantage by calling upon S. E. Tallmau, Monroe, Wash. For Sale A good 350 pound per hour DeLa- val Separator, almost new. Call or write. R. E. McKINNIE, 1 miles northeast of Monroe. Terms. Let me sell your TIMBER CLAIM for you. Write me what you and what you want for it. CLARENCE LUCAS, 206 National Bank of Commerce Bldg 6-28 Tacoma, Wash. THAT SPRING FEVER. Annual Garden Debauch of the Subur- ban Looking Man. Gayly the suburban looking re'in en- tered the seedmau's place and said, "Take this order, please." "Yes, sir," ftom the polite clerk with the pencil in hand and a facial expres- sion emulatLug that of the spaniel that awaits his master's throwing a stick Into the water. You could in imagina- tion see the clerk wag his tail. "One package of cauliflower seed"-- "Yes; but, you see"-- "Shut up! Put down what I order, One package of cauliflower seed--got it? All rigdt. Two packages of cab- bage seed"-- "Yes; but you buy plants already"-- "Did you get my order to shut up? Continue taking down what I say and don't volunteer any information--three packs of radish seed, two papers of lettuce seed, one peck of onion sets, a quart of seed peas, hail a peck of bush beans"-- "Walt a minute. Now, go ahead." "That's all." "%Vell, where do you want It sent?" "Sent? Sent nothingl Do you sup- pose I want all that stuff littering up my library or kitchen or attic? Of course I don't. I've no time for that sort of thing. I Just have the garden- ing fever each spring the same as any other golrammed idiot, and the only way I can reduce my temperature is to go and order a lot of rubbish like this, pay for it, feel like a fool and go home cured. How much does it come to? Hurry or I'll miss my train."-- Judge. Idle Mrs. Giles. "Your young wife appears to b rather blue of late," ventured the country doctor to Farmer Giles. "Sans," drawled the old farmer with the bunch of rabbit skins under hls arm; "she is one of those city gala, and I'm afraid she hasn't enough to occupy her mind." "Think not?" "Waal, no. After she has milked ten cows befoi'e breakfast, aud cookel breakfast for the plowmen, and fed the pigs and chickens, and started washing, and put dinner on, and put up preserves, and shelled a bushel of peas, and done some ironing, and put supper on, and done the darning, and patched for the household, and peeled a couple of pounds of apples for to- morrow's dinner, why, she hasn't any- thing more to do untt bpdtlme. I think I'll l'arn her how to make our own oil cake for the cows, so her mind will be more occupied. Yes, sirree, the only way to keep a wife smillng and happy Is to keep her mind occu- pled."--Tit-Blts. Tommy Knew, '%Vhich one of your fellows was here last night, sister'/" said the irrepress- ible Tommie at breakfast. "I'll not tell you," replied the young lady. "You don't have to tell me. I know." "No, you don't know, either.', "I do. It was the feller with the beard. Your chin's all scratched upI" --Yonkers Statesman. One as Bad as the Other. "You must be crazyl" said the grand- father on the mother's side. "The idea of giving little %Villle an automobile! Do you want tl child to kill himself and everybody else or wreck the premises ?" "Well, look at youl" snorted the grandfather on the papa's side. "Didn't you give him an air rifle and a box of tools ?"--Judg 9 . Facts Stronger "lrhan Fiction All pains arising from rheumatism, gout, megrim, toothache, neuraldia, headache, liver pains, neucalgic pains, sciatica, lumbago, stiff neck, chilblains, contused mueles, enlarged veins and all pains of the bones or nerves quivk- ly relieved by usin Wilbur's Oil of Gladness, 50c per bottle. For sale by E. A. Roberts and V. E. Mansfield. CHURCH DIRECTORY CONGREGATIONAL nev. W. L. I{ICItARDSON Pastor. Sunday school at 10:00 a.m. Mrs. Williams. superintendent: Mrs. Stry- have ker. assistant. Morning service at ll:00 o'clock. Young People's Christain En[taavor. 6:30 p.m. Miss Bessie Lloyd, presi- dent. Evening service at 7:30 o'clock. Harrowing. '9 "Then I am undonel cried the heroine, turning away from the audi- ence. "Only two hooks for the collar," oh. served the genial gallery go--Puck. Contemptible Insinuation. Mrs. Benham---I made a good many mud pies when I was a child. Denham-Yes; you learned your trada well. Broke UD the Concert. Plke--How dld the submarine con- cert turn out? Whitefish--Whyl Mr. Bass sung a bass solo, and the lobsters la the gal- lery yelled, "Get the hookI" r Plke-- hat happened then? Whitefsh--Why, the hook got Mr. Bass. There was a fisherman above,-- j Chicago News.  ,.  .... METHODIST EPISCOPAL %V. J. RULE. PASTOR. Sunday school 10 a. m., B. Sykes St., Supt. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Prayer services Thursday 7:30 p. m. Choir practice Friday 7:30 p. m. Stewards and trustees meet first Monday of the month at the League room 7:30 p. m. Sunday School Board meets upon the first Monday of each month. Junior League, Friday, 4 p. m. CIIERRY VALLEY Sunday school 1:30 p. m., Robert Main. Supt. Preaching, alternate Sundays at 2:30 p. m. ta.v, they knew that each moment In the  ...................... = a ,/  plt might mean death Then a quick  $  l I  (riO:  lunge and they were'In t"eda"kness't ]] Dh] i ' | i of the mine. They felt their .... way in sl- i IT llfl00lDflE i UDDOr LOVOIS. "Are you frlglltened, Martan ?" asked fiLL ] = " !Dick. , ,, II 4 Bv HONORE WILL$1E i "Yes,' sald Marian, but that doet--*-------*H,--*.::::=:.::: . y uuu=xz, ..o . i not matter" . ..  .. . ] .... f" olc uzzl -  . tayor--b. 1. MoncK. Copyright, I06, by May l%IcKeon, i A now tone in the so [ v e p ed [ r ., ..... Dick. It was as if a woman and not a t3ounclllYlen -- o. u. lalCOl]er Ot,a,tvttavvtmt%vvL,, I child had spoken. New thoughts were I N "P IIeintz John A V,nnr,tl,n On a Sunday afternoon Dick strolled ] crossing Dick Ilouston's mind If this f -," . ", -'-' .................. ' across the meadows beyond the town. i little glrl were five years older, if she l [" J" Stretch and P. Sjostrom. IIe had grown to love the swelling I were educated, if she were not a mln- I CierkE. C. Bisscll. slope, that stretched up from the river er's daughter, , if-- The slender, fingers , 'l'resurct ' ' "--W. . " 'atme,.'" " to the mining sheds. For the first time I lay very warmly and confidingly tn lns. I City Attornc- G F r'k " .... , " *' i k "at his ' A soft, thick braid of halr touched his . j-- . . woo . no was Deglnnlne XO Ill n In' I t i r " ............... face as Mar an flung t back eve her I Marshal--S. B. Moore. father's aunt a tae maser o com- . . I shoulder. Dick smiled tenderly as he J ])c .... ,., "r ,.l,,-t c ur tr__. lens" was to be proauctlve o good;' nlctued the familiar little esture 1 .puj u ........ ,uu. . xlea. that, combined with Alice Upham s re .... Keep up your courage," he said. I ohec J adge--X flimm Sawyer. fusal, the taunt had forced him to see ! "There is no actual danger, you know [ life with a broader view. It was the mines that bad worked the change, the mines and Marian! Considering that she was a miner's or- phan, Richard Houston gave a large amount of his thougllt to Marian. Con- sldertng that she "worked a bit for her board" with Mrs. Lisbon, the miner's wife with whom Dick boarded, Dick was having bad lapses of the IIouston pride. Still, as Dick said to himself, there was not much danger of a man's making a fool of himself over a girl of sixteen. On this particular Sunday, after a week when the miner's pick had been particularly distasteful to him, Dick had asked Marian to walk with him. At first she had hesitated; then she had refused, looking up into his facd with a little smile that, even though she was only a child, he had come to watcl, and work for--a smile that curl- ed delicate, deep red lips back over perfect teeth, a smile that lightened up the wistful little face to dazzling loveliness. As she slipped from the room Dick watched the lithe figure and the wonderful braid of hair that swept her back. "If shewere five years older"-- But the sentenee remained unfinished as he lilled his plpe and started on hls solitary tramp. Its walked for hours, SUDDF'LY lACK STUMDnED AND ELL Olt :HIS TdANDS AND INI*ES. and It was late twilight when he again crossed the meadows near the mines. It was a lonely spot, so Dick was sur- prised as he heard a v()ice; "Oh, Mr. IIoustou!" "Yes, Marian." "Oh, I am so gladI Mrs. Lisbon and I have been worrying about you." Then, walking bestde him wtth a dis tractlngly confiding air: "Ever since you and Jim Lisbon took such a stand ag:linst the strike some of the toughs ,town at the end of the village have been nmking threats. Mrs. Lisbon went to find Jim, and I got to worry- Ins and came out to find you." "Steady, now, steady," said Dtck to himself. "Remember that she is noth- Ing but a miner's little girl." Then aloud: 'qVell, now, that Is mighty good of you, but there Isn't a bit of danger. I--great heavens!" They were enveloped in an unbreath- able cloud of dust. There was a dull muffled rumble, a little scream from Marian, then silence. "MarlanI" called Dick as he strug- gled to rise. Marian rose to her knees struggling and gasping for breath. "The ground caved into a gallery. I have heard of it often." ..... ,,, "Are Sou hurtS" acd Dick. i-i {hmE'hoi. Dick was now on his feet and pulled the glrl up beside him. Then he took out his matvh safe and scratched three or four matches in rapid succession. They were in a plt formed by the Making of the meadow into a mining level that had run too close to the sur- face. The plt was but half a dozen feet wide, hut It was many times that to the field above. Dick dropped the match he held. "I won't light any more for awhile. We may need them litter." "Let's call." said Marian. Dick gave a few lusty shouts, but silence seemed deeper than ever as he paused. A small hand crept Into hls, and hls fingers closed warmly about It. "I think I am frightened," half whis- pered Marian. He chafed the slender fingers. It's useless to try to climb this soft clay." &. mass of debris slid to their feet. "We've got to get out of this. tie scratched a match, then gave a quick , I "r CttURCII OF ThE NAZARENE exclamation. "Marian, there ls a ltvel v,P' r -a JOItN S. PARKING, Pastor. opening,, tI paus.d. Through both Sunday School at 10 a. m., Joe Glass- their minds flashed a picture of the meyer, Supt. dangers that would attend any at- Preaclfing at 11 a. m. and 7;30 p. m. tempt to escape through the mine. et Cordial invitation to all. L - except of a bad cold for you." Not daring to speak ofhis fear. of fire damp, he added, "Let's rest a rio- mont." "The darkness almost suffocates one," half whispered Marian. Some strange madness was possess- Ing Rlcharl ttouston. Family tradi- tions, ideafs, ambitions, were gone be- fore a whirlwind that swept hls brain Still holding the soft hand, "Marian," he said, "do you suppose that in a couple of years from now you could do more than Just like me?" "Itow much more?" asked a demure little voice beside hhn. Dick paused. "Could you love me?" "But I don't know you at all, and," still more demurely, "somehow I never planned to love a miner." Dick flushed In the darkness. "Per- haps by that time I shall be something more than a miner, for--for you have grown to be a great deal to me, little girl." "Did you ever know," went en the girlish voice, "that if a grownup girl -were to wear her hair In a braid down her back and shortish skirts even a very grownup girl would look like a child?" Dick felt somewhat dazed. "But why should she do that?" "Oh, so the men wouldn't bother her." More and more bewildered was Dick, yet one clear purpose remained to him. "Marian," he whispered, "do you love me?" Then the cohl, the darkness and the fear of the fire damp were forgotten as Dick felt acqt-escence In the yield- ing fingers. But ony for a moment. "Please, please," N-stabled the girlish voice, "let's first get out of this awful placeI" Head and heart in a turmoil, Dick started on. Almost immediately his outstretched hands found the gallery barred. They had followed a blind lev- ell Back again, stumbling and weary. with the fire damp rendering them dazed and short of breath; then, along the left hand level, on and on, until almost discouraged. Suddenly Dick stumbled and fell on his bands and knees. Marian gave a cry of dismay, but Dick uttered a Joyful shout. "The track, MarianI We ae out of the old workings and we'll be at the surface itt a few minutes!" It was indeed but a short lime more before the two stepped from the cage into the velvet dusk of the fall night. The stars gleamed softly overhead; the smell of dew wet meadows blew acros their faces. The two stopped before be- glnnlng their walk up the street to the cottage. "WheT! That's the hard#st Job I've hacl since football days," said Dick un- thinkingly. Marian looked up into his face. "Are you a college man?" "Yea," said Dick. "Are you any relation to the Houston who owns these mines?" "His son. I came to learn the busi- ness from the pick up, as he did. But," he took the soft face between his hands, "that need make no difference, need It?" Mat, tan's reply seemed at first lrrele: rant. "I wrote a story of a coal miner. The editor liked it so well that he ask- ed me for another chapter. I wanted good material and--and so--I really llve In Boston." Dick looked about hlm hastily. Then the llttle figure was almost lifted Into his arms, while the grat braid tangled in his fingers. "But I thought--I loved you when you were a sixteen-year-old miner's daughter!" he whispered. "But, sir, If you really must know, I am twenty-two!" "Then we will only wait for you to put Ip that hraid." And Dick laughe like a boy. "' .'' ..."'' razy Man's nventlon, A famous New York alienist visited an insane asylum, where one of the In- i mates said to him: "I have Invented a patent fly catcher. Greatest thing In the world: Here, I'll show you how it works." The man took a sheet of paper and drew a .blrdcage.."That," he said, "Is a parrot's cage--Just n common cage--hut you observe that on this side there Is a door with a heavy iron knob and that there is another door on the other side, also with a heavy iron knob. Now, yeu see, you take this parrot's cage and on a pedestal fourteen feet high, the pedes- tal standing on a marble slab. Then I place a ladder on this side, reaching up to one door, and a ladder on the other side, leading to the other door. This is how It workt: The unsuspect- ing fly comes along and climbs up the ladder on this side. It opens the door by means of the iron knob, walks through the cage and opens the door on the other side. Then It starts down the other ladder. That's whore we catch hlml" the iuvcntor continued ex- citedly. "That's where the invention is. That's where I shall get my money. Monroe is an incorporated town of 2,000 inhabitants, situated in Suohomish county, Washington, in the wdley of the Skykomih river, on tllc line of the Great Northern railw.ty, fifteen miles inland from " Everett, the'termly sent, and Puget Sound. it is picturesquely sur- rounded ilh mountains,hills,rivcrs and valleys. It has a water sys- tem and an electric lighting plant, a state bank, and all the mercantile lines and protbsions are ell rep- resented. CLIMATE. The climate is mild and does not go to extremes of either heat or cold. The ocean currents temper theprewdling winds, and at the same time bring the moisture that makes all vegetation the most lux- urient. The heat of summeris not oppressive, and there is not emugh ice or snow in winter to be of any consequence. There are no bliz- zardsor cyclones. Good water is found everywhere, at an avcrage depth of 20 feet. AGIHCULTURE. The soil is Very productive, nnd crops of'all kinds do well. Pots- toes, hay and oats are the principal crops raised fi)r shipment. Fruit tnd vegetables yield abundant[- The Alaska market keeps pricc'-. everything high. DAIRYING AND STOCK RAISING. Puget Sound is the naturolhome of cattle, as grass is plentiful nine months or more, and feeding is of short duration. The number of cattle is steadily increasing. TIMBER AND MILI,S. The country is all. heavily tim- bored, yielding three to eight mil- lion feet to the quarter section, of fir, cedar andllemlock. Ngmerous logging camps in the vicinity en- )loy sevo'al hundred men all the )'ear round. The natural lay of the country brings everything out by Monroe from miles around. Four saw mills and five shingle mills are operated all the time. SOCIAL ADVANTAGES. Monroe has good schools, graded from primary to high school, witlf ten months school each year. The religious denominations represented are the Methodist, Congregational, Swedish Evangelical, Catholic, and New Testament Mission church. The fraternal and secret orders are the Independent Order of Odd Fel- lows, Rebckahs, Foresters of Aiwer- ira, Modern Woodmen of America Royal Neighbors of Alneriea, Knights of the Maccabees, Ladies of the Maccabees, and the Tribe of Ben Hur. OPPORTUNITIES. The opportunities for both capi- tal and labor are numeroas and of substantial nature. The location on the. main line of the Great Northern raihvay insures a market for all manufactured wood pro tucts and the fine quality cf timbcr ani its cheatmess furnish the material. In agriculture the scope is wide and l)romi:dng. Fruit growingand lmndling will yield a large return. Small fruit on a few acres offcr op- portunities to people with limited means, l'otatoes are very profita- ble. Truck gardening is in de- mand. Butter and eggs always bring good prices. The demand for men in the mills and logging camps is coniinually increasing. LOOKING AIIEAD. For young men the opportuni- ties offered in Wcstern Waslfington are greater than anywhere in the United States. The climate, the soil, the location and the rapid You see, the fourth rung Is mlsslng In this second ladder, but the fly doesn't groyth of population and wealth, know it, and he falls ou the marble lwillassuredly make thsone of the .................. slab and breaks his neck." _ _ : .. lgrcatest countries Oil earth. . ) /'.: