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JOHN SCOTT'S PUP He Is an Affectionate Critter and Dearly Loves His Master YET HE GOT HIM IN TROUBLE The Joyous Antics of the Playful Ca- nine Brought About the Scene That Queered John With His Wife and Gave Color to Her Cruel Suspicion, One of the most touching things in nature is the affection of a dog for its master Authors have wept over this before now. Indeed, in some cases canine affection would make a cube of billiard chalk weep. John Scott has an affectionate dog. it is a young dog. but Joyful, and he keeps it in the ceIlar at night. The dog and the furnace are great friends, probably because "contrasted natures agree well. The dog's nature is warm, and the furnace's nature is cold. But the pup simply adores John Scott. One night John Scott left the ban- quet of the Petonic club at 1 o'clock in the morning wlmn his wife had told him positively to be home at 10:30. She had told him also to drink but one cocktail. That was the only cocktail lie drank, but in the bright lexicon of {mnquets there are other drinks. The care free yet dignified manner in which John Scott wended ills homeward way ave proof that he had studied the lex- icon. He was not intoxicated. He could still lift his feet as he walked, but when he had lifted a foot he waved it n the air a moment before he decided Just where to set it down, and it did not always hit the exact spot he had splected. But his brain was clear as a bell. He remembered that he must put coal in the furnace before he went to bed. When he opened the cellar door the pup was asleep on his bed in a box, but by the time John Scott had de- scended the cellar stairs the pup and its affectionate nature were wide awake. The pup gave one little bark of joy and rushed across the cellar like a rubber shoe fired out of a cannon and stopped itself by making a flying tackle with its teeth on the hem of one of the legs of John Scott's dress trousers. John Scott swayed, put out a hand and sat down on the floor, and the pup af- fectionately climbed into'his lap and, putting two coal dusty paws on John Scott's shirt bosom, kissed him. This evidence of canine affection was too much for John Scott. He com- pared it with the reception he would probably receive from Mrs. Scott. and he was so affected that he hugged the pup to his bosom and wept. Then he placed the pup carefully on the cellar floor and stood up. The pup immedi- ately got between his feet, threw him twice as he walked to the coal bin and, when he bent down to pick up the coal scoop, grabbed the tail of his dress coat in a death grip. Mr. Scott divested himself of the pup by taking off his coat and hang- ing it on a nail--the one the poker hangs on. All indications pointed to a permanent suspension of the pup. The Imp hung to the coattail, and the coat hung ou the nail. and Mr. Scott turned to the coal bin. He raised the scoop ready to plunge it into the coal, but as he did so he paused. The pup was standing on the coal, just where the scoop was about to scoop up coaL At intervals the pup would dash down and worry the heel of Mr. Scott's dress trousers, but whenever the scoop ap- proached the coal the pup got in front of it. Sometimes Mr. Scott scooped up the pup. and sometimes he missed the pup, the coal and the bin, but when- ever he got coal he got the pup too. If by chance he got coal in the scoop without any pup the pup showed its canine affection by Jumping into the scoop. Then the coal and pup would slide off the scoop on to the floor. Not for worlds would John Scott bare shoveled the affectionate pup into the furnace, but he saw that he was likely to do so any minute if he con- tinned to fool with the scoop. There was but one way to get the coal into the furnace without cremating the pup. So John Scott proceeded in that way. lie sat on the coal and held the pup in his lap and threw coal piece by piece at the furnace door. And this was the only basis for Mrs. John Scott's unjust suspicion that John Scott had taken more than one cock- tail at the Petonic club banquet. She came to the head of the cellar stairs to see what was bombarding the tin sides of the furnace, and she saw John Scott sitting on the coal in his shirt sleeves weeping over the affection of the pup and throwing coal at the furnace with his left hand. while the pup nestled inside his dress waistcoat and kissed his face. And she accused him of hav- ing taken more than one cocktail! But a woman never knows how the affection of a canine affects a tender hearted Petonlc club banqueter. The h)ve of a dog for its master will touch the heart of the strongest man.--Ellls Parker Butler in Judge's Library. Only Guideposts. i & well known Fourth avenue banker was sitting in a downtown restaurant eatin mush and milk. "What's the matter?" Inquired a friend. "'Got dyspepsia." "'Don't you enjoy your meals?" "Enjoy my meals?" snorted the In- (lignant dyspeptic. "'My meals are tJerely guideposts to take medicine be fore or after."--Pittsburgh Post. Doubt of all kinds can be removed aatti= t tloa.-tioetlt ...... F0r the Children The Pussy Mascot of Uncle Sam's Submarine 1912. by American Press Association. Perhaps some young folks do not know what a submarine is, though doubtless most boys and girls know a great deal about Uncle Sam's big navy. A submarine is a small war vessel so built that it may dive below the waves and be navigated under water. They are designed to disappear so they may approach an enemy's ship unseen and send her to the bottom with a torpedo One of the newest and largest subma- rines in our navy recently Joined the fleet for practice. She had on board as a mascot a cat, which is shown held in a sailor's arms. Soon pussy will be a deep sea diver, for when the boat goes down pussy will go with her. She won't know, however, whether she is under the sea or on top of it, for the boat is tight and not a drop of wa- ter can enter. Wriggles. This artistic problem need frighten no one who may lack confidence in his power to give expression to his thought With his pencil, for this disqualifica- tion will but add to the fun of the con- test. The players, being provided with pad and pencil, each draws a short ir- regular line upon the paper and then passes it to his neighbor. The person who receives it must address himself to the problem of drawing a picture, figure, bird, beast or whatever he )leases, incorporating the "wriggle." He may turn the paper in any direc- tion he pleases in order to facilitate his success and before putting it to the criticism of the company should make the "wriggle" part of the draw- ing heavier in outline to distinguish It from the rest. When all the drawings are complet- ed they are intrusted to the leader, who exhibits them in turn, inviting criticism. The name of the artist (?) of the cleverest or most ridiculous of them is revealed, and he should, wEh becoming modesty, accept the plaudits of the crowd. Conundrums, Why is education like a tailor? Be- cause it forms our habits. Why is a nobleman like a book? Be- cause he has a title and several pages. Why are the legs of an ill bred fellow like an organ grinder? Because they carry a monkey about the streets. Why is a blackboard like a safe steed? Because one is a horseshoer and the other is a sure horse. Why are photographers the most un- civil of all tradesmen? Because when we make application for our photo- graphs they begin with a negative. Where does charity begin? At C sea). Which is the strongest day in the week? Sunday, because all the others are week days. Which is the easier to spell--fiddle- de-dee or fiddle-de-dum? The former, because it is spelled with more e's. Why is an elephant like a wheelbar- row? Because neither can climb a tree. --Philadelphia Ledger. Guessing Proverbs. This proverb contest is a little "dif- ferent." To play it each man or girl names the subject or moral of some )reverb and one of the words used in Its original form. Thus a player hav- ing tn mind the adage "Straws show which way the wind blows" would say, "Subject, importance of trifles; word, way." Another. "All is not gold that glitters," would say, "Subject, danger of judging from appearances; word, gold." The player first to guess the proverb wins a point toward the game, which may be any number pre- viously agreed upon. Blow the Feather. This Is a game for little ones. If there are thirty In the party they are divided Into circles of tea each. A :light feather is thrown above each circle, and the circle keeping its feath- er in the air longest by blowing wln& They do not have to keep the circle formation, but may chase the feather wherever it goes. March Winds. Out of the north the:," are trooping, March winds noisy and chill, Blustering through the branches, Whistling high and shrill, Tearing adown the highway, Snatching at caps and curls, Eagerly trying to frolic Among the boys and girls. This is their happy message, This is the song they sing: "Hurry away, 0 winter! Hurry along, O spring! We are the winds that waken Brooks that have slept so long. After us come the blossoms And the springtime Joy and sonff.  ........... .xoth'. 0PP. Is Going to Remain In Monroe and the Stock STILL CON TINU S Kesulting from the Consolidation of Everett and Monroe Stores Mr. J. Chapman, the proprietor, who has been operating a store in Everett, has discontinued the Everett store and will devote his energies to building up a substantial business in Monroe. On account overstocking, the Monroe store is giving; the people of Monroe and vicinity the best opportunity of the season to secure good reliable merchandise at a price away below actual value. 5 and 10c Writing Tablets .... c l0c Towels now .............. 4c 10c Envelopes, 2 bunches for_ [e ;1.25 Ladies' White Muslin 10 c Safety Pins ................. 25c Mennen's Talcum Powder lZ.c Darning Cotton, 5c spool, 2 for  c 5c Luster Cotton .............. 3c 10c Hair .Nets, 2 for ........... 5c 10c Ladies Handkerchiefs ....... 3c t5c Ladies Handkerchiefs .... 8c 20c Pillow Cases now ........ 14c 15c Ladies Hose ............... 9c 50c Silk Boot and Lisle Top Hose ...................... 29c 15c Children's Hose ......... 10c 25c Oilcloth at, per yd ........ 16c 10c Crash Towling, per yd .... 6c Embroidered Underskirts_ _89c 75c Ladies' Black Petticoats now ....................... 39c ;1.00 Ladies' Black Petticoats now ...................... 69c '5c Misses Dresses now ...... 49c 10c Ladies' Vests ............. 6c 35c Ladies' Vests ........... 23c $1.75 Children's White Dres- ses ..................... $1.15 $1.00 Children's White Dres- ses ........................ 63c 28c 10-4 White Sheeting now_23c 10c Apron Ginghams for ...... 6c 12c Amoskeag Gingham ...... 8c Ladies' $2.00 Dresses now__ _1.15 Ladies' 2.25 Dresses now .... 1.45 1.00 Lace Curtains .......... 65c Boys' 1.50 Shoes now ........ 95c Ladies' 2.50 Shoes .......... 1.65 Men's 3.00 and 3.50 Odds and Ends, now ........... 1.89 Men's 85c Tennis Shoes ..... 55c Men's 2.00 and 2.50 Hats, M00'ns $10.00 Suits, Overstock Sale " 15.00 " " " Men's 1.00 Dress SMrts ..... 69c Men's 75c Dress Shirts ...... 39c Men's 2.00 Flannel Shirts___ 95c Men's 1.25 Natural Wool Un- derwear .................... 85c 1.50 All Wool Underwear .... 95c Men's 1.00 Mixed Wool Gray 59e Men's 50c summer Weight Underwear ............... 29e 12c Socks, per pair ............ 6c odds and ends, now 95c ....... ....... zoc OCKS, per pair ........ lgc Men's Summer Hats at ...... 19c ....... ...... i luc OCKS, per pair ........... ac rngineer ann firemen us- - 21c r Men's 10c Blue Hankerchiefs 4c penuers, now ................ / - I Men's 50c Ties 23e 25c Suspenders ............... llc I - ............. Men's 50c Chambray Shirts__39c Men's 25c Bow Ties ........... 5e - $5.85 8.45 " 20.00 " " " - 12.50 mrj. " 1.50 Kahki Pants - - - 85c Big Reductions Throughout the Whole Store I THE MILWAUKEE STORE Opposite PearsaU Hotel, on Main St. MONROE, WASH. J. CHAPMAN, Prop. VISIONS OF GHOSTS. of seeing or being touched by a living being or inanimate object or of hear- ing a voice, which Impression, so far as you could dt'over, was not due to any external physical cause?" Of the 27.339 replies received to this ques- tion no fewer than 3.266 were in the affirmative." Hampt0n's Magazine. The Eyes of the Jap#nese. A Japanese friend of mine once saw among my papers a picture of an Eng- Lshwomaa dressed in Japanese cloth- ing. "'She Is no Japanese," he said. "She is European." "How do you know that?" 1 asked him. "'Her costume ia correct; her hail Is straight; she has no ornaments." "*Yes," he replied, "'but look at her eyes. Her eyes look out on the world as though she understood it. The Jap- anese woman never looks like that,"-- rom "'England Through Yellow Spec- tacles." The Main Figure. "But, dear mother, the heiress you want me to court is a fright! To be- gin with, she's got a figure like an hour- glass." "Vhat does that matter if she has the 'sand,' too?"--Baltlmore American. It is a great (lgl easier to teach an old dog new tricks than It la to make him forget hie oM olm. ,T-- Greatest Paper in Washington POST INTELLI G EN CER Reaches All Parts of the 8tare the Day It Is Printed "All the News That Is News" t m, l II LI"KSTONZ CHICigKN GRITS-More Eggs, Stronger Shells' i!". I1:;, ewas th. ,o, o. *aa..,, s.w.X.D.,,, 69 Co.=[,,- s. s..i.. ,,':'.: il II I _ - I .,-- They SMm to Come to About One Pee- son In Every Ten. The modern theory of ghosts Insists that invariably, when they are real ghosts and not the spurious product of credulity and deception, they are dis- tinctly subjective in character and ex- Ist only by virtue of conditions permit- ting their creation in the mind of the person or persons seeing them. In other words, a real ghost is never an objective phencmenon, like a tree or a house. As a psychologist would say, it is always "a percept having no basis in external reality." Less learnedly, il is always a case of "seeing things where they ain't." That is to say. it is a hallucination. It has been conclusively demonstrat- ed that one person out of every ten has experienced at least one hallucina- tion at some time in his or her life. Proof of this results chiefly from a remarkable census of hallucinations originated more than twenty years ago at the international congress of psy- chology and simultaneous y carried on --principally by members of the Psy- l ehical Research--in tbe United States. England. France, Germany and other countries. To thousands of persons the question was put. "'Have you ever when believing yourself to be com- pletely awake, had a vivid impression