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THE MONROE MONITOR CONSOLIDATED WITH THE MONROE INDEPENDENT 3ANUARY 5, 1923 i, MONROE SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1927 Nuraber 15 ?" &apos;V?:7.:=- -: : "_7:. " : ..... TWENTY-NINTH AR .2 00URT DECISION TO PROTECT FORESTS The U. S. Supreme Court Says Carelessness Wfth :Fe Will ConstLtute Criminal :Offense Under 'the Criminal Code. The eurt of 'he United supreme States has just decAded that careless- mess with fire need not be confined o .federal forest :lands :in ord)er to monstitute criminal off6nse under the /dnited States .ceimiaal code. This decision was in -the case of the :United States versus D. J. Alford :and of far-reaching importance in he protection f national forests, ae cording to the local Forest Service .:office, which has just been advised o* ",the case. Tbe decision holds i,t :a ,criminal offense to.leave a fire _nw :a federal ;forest without tottly ax- tinguishing it.. Under .section & of the United :States criminal code, the offense is punishable Ly fine or iTnprisonmeri*, if national f'orest timber is endnggreu, The defense .held that the fed,ral statute did not cover leaving :a .fire at any lwce exeept on govemament land. In handing do] the opinion mf the supreme ,,court, Justice Oliver ,Wen- dell Holznes said: "The purpose of the act is to :prevent forest ,fires which hax-e hee- ne of the great edo- nomic misfortunes of .the emantry. The danger defends upon the near- ness of the, not upon the.wner- ship off, he land where it is bilt * * The stmtute is constit*ional. Con- gress may pretfibit the doiltg f acts upon livately )wned lands that im- peril te publidly owned forests.-.* * Taken ,into connection v,vith Vhe dan- ger to be preented, it lays down a plain enough tmle of ctmdact*for any- one wko :seeks to obey the y." The deciion is especiaIl; import- ant to matkmal forest .protetLion, ac- cording to the Forest Sevice, for their ehousunds of mLes af boundary are subject:to the gre atanger of fires daat originate om :adjacent pri- vate imds "outside and may.mveep in- to the natioaa forests. "Tleis decision, coming just before the beginnmg of our ifarst-fire sea- son, will be :a powerf factor in pre venting carsness zith fime on pri- vate ]ands hin andl meer t the na- tional,forests'. ' said DthriatForefter C. M. Grange. "The ,noteless campe or ower.cnmo longer :plead private ownership as ;an excame _for leaving a live fire .Mh escapes ,into. govern- merit timber. This, ombimed wth the Lt that the law p.plies equailly clear'F :and,'frrcefully o ,fins aimn- doned on gomernmenl land, gives a strong 'weapm for ,m>mbatng this phasef the fire probllmn." "Tl Forest Service cool, crates in fire potectia with nany private ownem whose lands [Uon r inter- mingle with the natiomml forest farad, but tlre are=many otmr ammers ad many ,iSitors varho are car@less wih fire and endger puMlic poperty;" said Mr. ,Granger. "The Forest Ser- vice w/ficomesvsitors t the NatiOnal Forest eor .recreational and aither pur- poses,,imt it cannot afferdl ho,R)e leni- ent wi those who emttanger these large public ,p-eperties, rand ;is corn pelled :,in their(efense tv :a,strict en- forcement of .tlze forest fire s'itutes. The Forest Service warm alLeampers and traelers.wRhin the aatinal for- ests to diro,w-n their cam@ fire with water, .to dispmle of matcttes and smoking aateriats safely, anti bo ob- serve ;the 'no ,smoking' regulations where thev :ar ;in effect. hiwise 'it warns tcal faffiaers an settlers to burn brush and other debris :y in -wet weathe and .in stric accotance with state rand .federal la, .:rmem- bering that they re respensibleflo.r -the escape co any.smch fires on to e-- ,eral land." The statutes invtved reads in IDart: "Whoever ,.h,all bld a fre .in or :near amy-ft, '-imtmr. or other in- :flamabe .material ulon the lmbl.c .o- mnin * * * sha.ll, ; ".bere leaving .said :fire, totally ,emgmSh the sanl e,;.aga ,whoever shll eail-.o do so hall be :fined not mone thaa one thousand ,dollars, or imprisonefl-;not more thgm ,one year, or bcgh:" The Forest Service ints out th rom 70 to 90 per cejat vf the :fires which anntmlly lmrn over vast reas of pllic smd priate las !in the ned States are man-caused, nd therefore preentable by the ex-: rcise of care. W..J. WILLIAMS AT OLYMPIA SUMMER WHITE HOUSE IN BLACK HILLS ADJOINS MILLION-ACRE FORESTS The "Summer White House" i the Custer sta.te park in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where President Coolidge will ,spend the summer months, djoins the Black :Hills na- tional frest and the Harne national forest which are not only rich in In- i dian lore and pioneer historic inter- est bi furnish one of the earliest ex- amph of forest management in the United States. The .resident will therefore have the opportunity both of enjoying the hospitality of the state of South Dakota md) of making himself at home on a million-acre federal forest estate. The .state park of 60,000 acates, ,where the Summer White House .is located, is adjacent, to the I-Iaxdaey xmtional forest nd 4 few miles south of the Black Hills nati, onal forest. This park was the southeast corne of the Harney national forest until the federal government exchanged it, as a solid lock, .for state land# scat- tered throughout the federal holdings The two forests, set aside by Presi- dent Cleveland .in 1897, have a ,net area of 1,195,16,7 acres of government land, 50,000 acres of which ave in the Theodore :Roosevelt game preserve and 50 000 aces in a federal game i refuge" adjoining the stafe park. Within the ,present boundaries of the forests there are also 240#57 acres of patented .nds, .some of them in prosperous farms and ranckes on tn stream .bottoms, some timberland more or less abused by hard cutting and fire, .and some mining claims. The name "Black Hills""was given to the r, egion by the Sioa:x Indians. In their .tongue, it was "Paha Sapa," an atlusion to the somber:appearance of the 5ernst clad heights as seem from the plains. The H,arney forestl was nomad for General Harney who was one of the early explorers of t.; regkm. The pre,ident will hae: opportun'f! to see .h, national forests are -i misterdd and deveI@ed_ He can see how timber sales are ,made u mthods ,that keep the forest groov- ing; how grazing is r,ealated to kee the range: green; and .hsv land mre valaablefior farming n for timlel fT. wing:Yms been madenvailable ffor 1 hameseang. Tl first timber sales in rty ,,tional mest were in hf. Rtaek :Hi, Its in 1899 nd900, and-,th timber ,.to be cut was so carefI| selected, , under ciernfic fm-eatr, th ,tl.-area can be ,.ut again b 1. /lut 25,00, board fee of lgts arecut each  from hese aal .tmaberlan er the mme mahos -,:,with such m. improvement Your Attention, Please HE MONROE MONITOR, now in tb 29th year of its eentinuous publication, nd during e past four years bought out .from week to week lay its present owners, )e'gs your :patience ith a few words in its ovi behalf. E:er since -]anuary I, ,993, when we took over the bwies it has been our con'snt aims to nmke the paper just as good as we know how and just a good as dae circumstances from week to wek would perm:$1 .' The :Momor has nev-r been the tool or peci:l inst'ment of any ind]vidual in its list o* :]trons. hen -the .itle country' weekly gets so steep in .e matter 'af:sujojectiozl;and motive for any oT, e or for a few hdivi@uals, t immedatdly ceases to be what the newslaper, especially the cntr.: weekly, s%ald be. :Oar idea a l*e time, ,,!s that rich and :poor, the litle man as well as the big man, shld be .treated just alike,. The as pir}ng, and ometines the unserulxflous, should not have more drag or influence :in Its columns, whose keen ,f self $'nd whose aspira tioms are perhaps bf,er modeler ancl co.duded With a more becoming m!]esty. Let us supgose ior a mordent tha hts newsp:per was publisheA i the ;particular ierest, 'of :say, somet veri,ise, what would y,u t:'ink . Let's axppe that st, me ver aspriag pf.litician, perhap a nmst ",:miable genhman, me it his "business frets week to week to diietat, editoris T-r us and ,demand ih-we prt them--what "wald yyou ink of ovr usefulness "*o the crmuity? i*t.e Mor3tor has tried izo be ever fai makl square with  ever max,, servin all to the -ery test 'at our commurd, "e/er purposing to ph61d the ci:- of MvnToe ariel the peoe who lre 'hea'ein--im 6,:ery w osistent-ith the real spi:ft of indopendenc nd justice. "Thankhw .Dart many fends for *their.' faith d fidelity to, wards the 'Meitor and asguring y'o::,all that. ".we[lope to ,Tnerit sncn rieship through th tim to co,q, we rennin yours e serve, uni please if po,ible.  TIMES HAVE CHANGED We've just been going baci over the pathway of memory to the good old days when the roller towel hung behind the kitchen door .and it was mighty hard to find a clean spot on it. When men wore black derby hats lined lke caskets. A fellow could walk down the street "and meet the same faces day after day. Now the faces are made up fresh every morning. If a chap hit the high spots it was a case of wine and women. Now its wood 'alcohol and a trained nurse. Ye-siree, times have changed --weql say they have! MILWAUKEE OFFICIALS FORECAST GOOD CROPS One of the heaviest crops in the history of the northwestern states was forecast this week by R. M. Calkins and Col. H. F. Hunter, offi- cials of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, who have returned re- cemtly after a month's tour which em- braced all sections of the northwest from Chicago t Seattle. "Everywhere we found the utmost nfidence amongst farmers, stock- men bankers and business men that this would he a bumper crop year i, .the northwestern states," said the Milwaukee officials. "In the moun- tain country of Montana, Washigton and Idaho, heavy snowfalls during the winter, followed by equally steady rains this spring, practically insure a record crop of winter wheat. "The vast ranch country in Mon- ; '[ana has profited particularly, and VL:TRANS 00USTI!WATS00N'S !BAKER00 grass is so luxurLant in these sec: t;ions that cattle are assured good grazing. Spring wheat and other '.[.grains are r.atically madte. :00NV00{T 00]NS00ANC[ IN ERET1 [ ''Tkere is smuch snow left in the I:mountains that the irrigated sections :in Idaho and eastern Washington are .assured an buxclant supply ,of water Veterans Are lrged to "'e hir App]irtions a -gOnce md Not I}etay Unt July 2--he Last D.y. O. G. lv/iurn, Remal Mam- ,ge of tim ,.;:S. Ve' Bureau, eattle, earls ;the attentTmn of Wortd ',War Vetemms','zo the meessit ef evmple.t he reient conversi f Coheir war time insur- ance to penmanent government insmr- te th2 :g,rest tint t3ae :foresters (ex- pent as,maintain this,.manual harest fver, sand even l,ncrease it. to ance befow JU 2, 1927. 4000 feel This .is partly be- ith  fima| date fr reinstat cause the old defecti: trees in ;the ment an ,eonvexsion of government  life insurance Ress than qvo weeks! ttistant, rtalc war veterans are: urged to make their aplflications ti once. lax. laiurn polo/as out that oily applieatims completed before vigin.fmst are re ha the irst cut, and:,he thrifty smnd trees inert to When the logger Drones bdk 35 ::,years later, She timber he tlum get.s much moss,free from rot anti .other defects thmawas that ut Mtly can be zmnsidered'; that at- Also, Faung timbvr is tempted allications that:axe incom- coniing :(in on old bmms and odhr lete cannot 'be approvcl, nor cma bremen places arid vdR ::thus incIse i the.v be oonrplete after JttV 2, 1927, the,'areasrhich can be.ut over every! ught ':Ttali.ty Rke Shoo May 1,1; Makes  In- puts; ratm vites Moraine :Friends  :Cll. The We-tt e0lI 'f "Iursday rening :caries the :annlmcement of "e form-all _. enig ,Of Bmce?Wmtson's i 'Everett kery.  :bsy '11 ,of this! ear Btce'.t'Vatmm ou]gt :h' Qual" :ity Bak /kql l<mat .at-18IY:Iewitt- ',lae intmior of iflhe :rdil-,remax has 'been nemteled  akletorated tthrouglmt. The track aryp-as ar- ranged m,di ::aew btikhag .madhinery :tded. Ts lew lE.vamtt }btmimess is oe of he ',mest latke tmp h the ,onty, emptying eeen men  the bakery md  sale irls. e {Bruce oes both .u h4ha and busiaxems supptyg .a the eb- ter grocers in Evere. Brae irts his::many lImrroe friemls "tp_wisit ,the Everett ste -hen i v. :KIND W,RDS---AYtD J.E Seattle, Wash. June 20, 27 The Monroe [onitor: lease disuntinue omr ,d fin the Monroe Monitor, a :it bro.ght a rextter and they non occupy the place. The MoRior does good work. A dollar el spentla Thank ou. A..=L GIBBON, 40!3 $9th S.  rhe Regional Manager further' p0nts out tlmt a ompleted ,plicatioa fo conversion includes a remittance sufficient t .eDger at ast one menthly pammittm on the cconverted poNcy. Am aplication for-reinstate- mett and eowvergima includes a remt- tahoe sufficient 'to over the remium  for reinstamet :of term insurance and at leat one-mmathly premium on the, converted l51icy, and preff of in- surtbility; thvat"is, a report of corn- plebe physical examination by a physician. World war veterans who-are dis- abler and ve disabi!tties are caused by their service, who cannot subniit proof of ,hasurability,-may re- instate their insurance by paing aR_ the back premiums from the date of lapse of their imurance, together with mterest at One rate of ie per cent ler annam% .ompounds0 annu- ally. -%Vhen the veteran is tmable to pay ll back premlnms with ierest, and proof satisfactory to,the Tfirector of the U. S. Veterans" uPeau as unifhed, showing-nat the applican.t s unable to pay sudh premiums with nterest, the applicttion ma.y e ap: proved, nd the amount el wnpam -remums, with interest, sha'rl be phced ts an'interest-bearing  eess ,aainst the .nsurance. eteras are urgfal to make their I applications at once and not dlay: un the :Lst day, as July 2 is the l ,Akplicatias, examinations and in- formation can be obtained from the U. $. Vetemans' Buneau at 1107 Four Aventm, Seattle Y's2kima--Flmit estima,s for' 1927 crop are 3100 cars apples, 200 cars peaches, 100 cars miKe d fruit, 75 cars ckerres, 2200 cas pears. The F. E. Phelps .160-Acre Farm South of Monroe One ,of the Finest in Valley *hroughot .tim ,easoz- "In Minnesota, North amd South :Dakota, rem Minneapolis through tl o " _Marmarth, trap conitmns "are exce - lent. The weee wm'm weather and abundv mmittare insuke rapid growth. Darn lantg is practicall) :finishefl- :Many farmers are going m :,his year .r growin4 flax rad large :eetion )f mew land are being broken ;for th rfitable crop. There is plenty ef ,moisture :ha the sub-soil to Innature all crops with the usual rain- Xall th mmy ,he expecteL Winter ye ha .avah and /Soth Dakota "ant .etstelm intaa is excetiormlly od. kqeep aisers .in_Montana ann orth md out. Datta .have had a &envy lamb crop .and auredict a ban- l%er wol eaon. "'The msaally .hea preciPitation r/is year has vrked to the disad- .imtage  :ttte armer Jn only a few swll sectior. _ha :sne ]xw place 'YYe water ]has dreamed the grgins, bu :thee are iemTtated .cae. lthcugh ae small srn cop  backward hot two ks :at,d the corn early DANg[ ORDINANCE IS INTRODUCED AGAIN 35 Nas. Within ;:nd near the Black lills and LHarr. y national orests are lsmny poittts of cenic r vetional in- terest. TJ fammls Hot Springm at the southern end f the Black Iills are a-isite'd by thousact, and he Cave national paxe and Jewel Cavematinl monment:dso are eh known. Hrney lrk, e highest point n thelnite& tate east of ,he Rocky mouncains, Custe peak, the "Needms," and Sylvan lat are othea" points.0fiinterest as wl| as the ed mining town )f Kevstone, where :is locate the ia, mous tgoly Terror mie from Which,cent the riche gold Dye ever f.und in the world. Tradition says ts mine was name{t in honer @f the ,iscovex's .wie. TROOP ONE :NAMES WATER FALLS AND CREEK The Jkird ,amsual hike .f Scout troop No.. one up Mount Sticlmey was held .over the ,wk end. The cIknb up the mountain was made quite exCi,img due tO the pres- ence of snow, While encamPed along a creek near Wallace hke some of the boys did a little exPloring-am1 found a 100 foot water fall that according to Mr. Croft' of the carning :gund, few people, have ever seen. The trop had he honor of naming the falls nd the ceek and gave the name Mystery F.alJs and Mystery creek due to the fact tat the water of the creek dksappeare into the earth .nder a large tck d meing the sum- mer month,, The hike was in charge of G. H. "Bevensee. AMERICAN LF.ION MEETING The old F. E. Phelps 160-acre farm, two .miles :sottth of Monroe, in the. Tualca valley, one of the finest an d cleanest bodies of splendid land, is psssing into the highest state o cul- tivation at this time it has ever kn<mm. The new firm operating this place is Rosselli attd Treosti, who have leased it for a period of five years and already their earnest ef- forts are becoming manifest. The dairy end of this place consists of 60 head of cattle, of which number 43 are milking at this time and a dozen o more coming fresh within the next i few months. In the crop collection are 50 acres set out to cabbage, 12 acres in car- rots three acres of corn, 20 acres of oat "hay, 30 acres of clover and timothy, two' and one-half acres of beans am a small tract set over to various other vegetables, such as onions, peas and so forth; the balance of the farm is fine pasture. Never before was this fine old ranch so- called upon to yield returns as undm its present operators, who under- stand the game of farming in all its particulars. This farm has always been considered one of the finest tracts in the rich Tualco valley. Never before, however, has the turnover on W. J. Wlliams is in 01ympia tiffs mek, representing Saohomish county The Arthur Kinaid st of the in the county's tax suit against th kmerican legion held t' regular Northern Pacific railway. The ease semi-monthly meeting in the Corn- is before the supreme court. Mr. inanity hall on Tuesday, June 21 at Williams was eou n.ty assessor at the 8 p. m. The evening was livened up time the taxes were levied. This is bythe roundup of members, a corn- one of the many tax ujts before the mitres making the rounds of the town supreme court of the state. The oar. via auto and bringing a number of ious counties in the state have tax absent members to the meeting. The suits of similar nature against the principle subject up for discussion railroads of the state, was the turning over of the Service club to the Commercial club. This 'ATTEND PORTLAND ROSE SHOW subject was @iscussed. pro and con, and a motion made {hat the Legion Mr. and Mrs. WilRam Guy Riley and son William Guy jr. were in Port- !turn this club over to the Commercial land last week attending the Rose club without any strings attached. Show. They attended the perform- The motion failed to carry and Corn- ante of the "Rosaria" the show given mander Frost authorized T. P. Ran- each year as part of the Rose show. dal to select a committee to meet This performance is given in a large with the Commercial club and ascer- amphitheater and gives the history tain their wish tn this matter. The: Of the rose from an early date until eats committee furnished a lunch of the present day. Mr. Riley says that coffee and buns. over 100,000 people attended this Rose show and that he never saw so Walls Wallace100,000 apartments many kinds of roses before. Mth 26 unit to be erected here. it been so systematic and intensive and there is no question but what the results of the season will fully ,justify all the intensive labor that i has been expended and the great cost generally that has been met in yro- riding for a really wonderful and wonderfully diversified harvest. It is really one of the picture farms n Snohomish county and those who love the land an are interested in agri- culture and in dairying will, find this a really interesting i)lace to stop and visit and perhaps to pick up some very valuable information. , The Mon{4or, from time to time, has been dwelling at greater or less length on those beauty spots that have made this region of Wshington famous. Ve present them with the hope and desire that good results may come and that it is plain to be seen that the development of the farming interests of this great seaside area, which will be the ultimate t'en6 of things, will be made highly profitable by the intensity of cultivation and due observance of the information and scientific data that our colleges and various other schools publish gen- erously in behalf of the agricultural and horticultural development of western Washington. The Monroe town council met in  regular session in the town hall Wed- nesday night. Mayor Camp, Council- men Stretch, George, Streissguth and Clerk Purdy present. Minutes oi las council meeting read and approved- Town treasurer, Mrs. E. C. Newel1 fttrnished the council a list of the property that will be up for delin- quent tax sale Saturday, July . Mayor Camp appointed Councilmeu Stretch, Hopper and George on a spe- cial committee to investigate he town's interest in this sale and to protect said interest. The ordinance regulating the clos- ing time of meat markets and grocery stores was read and after some dis- cussion and an off-hand opinion by County Attorney C. T. Roscoe the mayor suggested that the ordinance be given further investigativn by the committee. C. T. Roscoe's opinion was that the ordinance would be class leg- islation. Councilman Stretch reported that the work on roof of the town hall would be done in a few weeks. Ne action was taken at this time on the marking of the hghways. Council- man Stretch made a motion that the dance ordinance he brought up for reconsideration. Mayor Camp ruled that this was proper, Attorney Rc_:- coe holding to the same opinion. This ordinance passed the first reading and on a motion from Councilman, Stretch the frst was declared the third and the ordinance voted on, On, roll call Stressguth voted against the ordinance and Councilmen Stretca,, Billings and George voting for its passage, ordinance carried and will become effective 30 days from June 24. The following bills were read, ap- proved and ordered paid: Albright Tfr., cartage ................ $ 3,00 C. C. Handley, supplies .............. 6.0G  Mrs. Alice Beckman, June salary ........................................ 40:0. L. Dahlgren, water dept ........... 3'.2'W Industrial Insurance .................. 25.6T A. M. Weston, labor .................... 2.00 Sykes, care head water .............. 1001h Art Broughton brought up the-con-. dition of the water main connecting- the water with his mother's home in. Park Place. Mr. Broughton said this line is too small to supply the home with water when others on the same_ line are using water. Thi matter was referred to L. Dahlgren, water: superintendent. a M. E. BROTHERHOOD HOLD" LAST MEETING OF SEASON The Methodist Episcopal Brothel- hood held their regular meeting rues- day evenhag, when with their wives and families they enjoyed a-delightful picnic supper in the Monroe city park. _ A short business session followed the socml hour, with President F. S.. Logue presiding. Minutes of th previous meeting read, corrected amd approved; bills then were presented, approved and ordered paid; E. L. Purdy was given a vote of thanks fo a donation of notice of meetirg cards. J. A. Countryman discussed the need: i of an assistant scoutmaster who I would have the time to give the bes for over night bikes and other, scout aetivities in that line. The aimw and accomplishments of the brotherhood: as a benefit to the community wr discussed by the various members, who are entirely satisfied with the work done by the organization ine@ its inception and all look for bl things to be achivec ha the future. It was also voted to recess during the summer months, the next meeting to be held at the church, on Tuesda evening, September 20. MONROE TO HAVE NEW ELECTRIC AND MACHINE SHOP Lynne C. Waynick has rented the store room at number 10 North Lewis street and plans to open tlmrei in the near future, a shop for electrical and radio supplies, and he, will do .battery charging mad electriea wrmg. Mr. WTaynick "has: ha 1@ years experience in this Iine of work, the most of which was gimmt! i S attle; and also has taken a course i electrical work; is an old hand at amateur radio construction, having, undertaken his first radio in 1@ Mr. Waynick will have a fully equil ped machine shop in eonnection wRh his other line of work. He is a mem- ber of the American legion, lvi. served as special duty electrician lm- ing the late World war, and he is alsa a member of the.rmy reserve eorl. FLYING EAGLE PATROL SCOUT TROOP ONE WIN PRIZES The following ,members of the Eagle Patrol of Bo Scouts will re- ceive vri-zes from the Men's club o the Congregational church: Jack Streeter, Homer tanning, Fred JeIH- son, Armand Swatmon, Ellery Jell|- son, Francis Malone and Oscar Star lund. These prizes were won on competitive basis and covered a threv months period. The prizes will be awarded on Monday night at the reg- ular monthly meeting of the Men's club. Twelve members of Monroe scout troop number one were ad- vanced to second class by the scout court of honor, in Everett Frnday night, June 17. Three memher of the troop were awarded merit badges. Brought Up for Reconsider- aion and Passed; Will Be- come Effective Thirty Days From June 24, 1927. thrf wedas, -erne anticipates lle,did crop. both in yeld am<i i qua,y. I 2], far.mers a'nd .ck- men .throughot ,the morthwest agree that 4he pese;nt seon ,will be one of th xnost ofialle rsine .the Wprlo war." .3LY OURTH PICNIC WH.h 4permission o the mayor atd park cmmission rragements being me for  inic at the Mon- xoe par, July 4, t which everybody will be elcome. :It i planed to have speaking and song at lO a. rn., basket dhmer at 12, after which the tttual pici frolics will take place. AJ$ young ifplks and those who wish to stay at home especially invited. The commikttte in charge invites all so iclined to ttend a meeting at th{ council chamrs in the Town hall 'Friday evening,, June 24, at 8 o'clock. BUrrS MONIROE BUSINESS Mrs. Hester A. Edgill and Miss Cady A. Brun$on of Seattle bought the millinery of Mrs. Sylvia Wahlberg, the al being closed Saturday, The new owners will con- duc t millinery  hemstitching shop. Bot Mrs. Egfll and Miss Brunson come te Monroe pre- pared to give the imblfc the best pos- sible in the way of serdce and mer- chandise hadng been previously e- gaged in the same line of business in Seattle. CONGREGATIONAL MEN'S CLUB TO HOLD HOME-COMING NIGHT The Congregational Men's club will hold a home-coning night which will be featured b. a "pot luck" supper and entertainment in the Monroe city park Monday evening, that is if the weather man permits. In case of rain the supper and entertainment will be given in the Congregational hall. C. L. Barlow has charge of the entertainment and promises those at- tending a real treat. He has eng.aged 10 entertainers for the evening. Members and their friends are m- olted. o FINED $50 AND COSTS IN JUDGE GUSTIN'S COURT Pete Bussie who was arrested Mon- day, June 13 by Constable M; C. Reardon, on a liquor charge, and r- leased on $300 property ball pending trail, was fined $50 and costs n Judge Gustin's court on Tuesday af- ternoon. Bussie was represented in court by Attorneys Dailey, of Everett and E. T. Bascom of Monroe. The lawyers for the defendant have given notice of appeal. Transatlantic telephone business be- tween the United States and Great Britain is reported to be already a greater commercial success than was the first transcontinental line from New York to San Francisco.