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"Pe Two THE MONROE MONITOR--Monroe, Washington L | " " on the trains, who were evidently I A well directed 'from their 4ivisional headquarters. The service on all the roads and on the waterways leading i to Seattle was all that could be asked for, and so one way and another the publicity that is to be accorded to the Puget Sound region, and the Pacific I the community's rights, and a direct iT avenue for the community's pro- i | gress.--Wenatchee Sun. , I II.0,0.H, TO HELP OVERDOING IT The Bee-Nugget has been im-] THE CHILDREN pressed for the past few years with] the growing custom in this country THE MONROE MONITOR Consolidated with MONROE INDEPFDENT By J. J. REARDON & SON PUBLISHED EVEIY FRIDAY Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice at Monroe, Washing- ton, under the act of March 3, 1879. northwest generally, will be an en- during asset to this favored region. UNION STATION, CHICAGO The Monitor editor was favored a few days ago by the receipt of a bro- chure finely illuminated, in colors,' a gem of the printers' art, depicting the completion of the finest railroad station in the world, at least one of the very best. This station accom- odates the passenger traffic of the of floral displays used to express ap- preciation, sympathy, congratulations and a variety of emotions. Partic- l ularly has the custom grown until huge sums are often spent, in total, to furnish flowers for funerals. The Bee-Nugget would not for a minute decry expressions of real sympathy and sorrow, but it does seem that we are overdoing the habit of spending so much money on flowers that fade and waste away within a few hours. Beautiful flowers are most beauti Penns lvania lines the C M & St ful when in their natural environ- "Y ""   " " " n'; ment Aside from a few picked spar- r. railway, me . . e ., owners a u ... .. " . No. 648 the Chicago and Alton railway, lessee. .orlUauv ... h,,hlo r,, hrint.heome,ey.arelno ____ The brochure of which we speak .  ...... __^._. .... ^r.  . milli  .oies nearly so prey away zrom zner WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN pvwo, ,,;,y  ....  v  bushes. The dead cannot see the ag leasL and in tne aggregate cos . At the age of 65 years, years of a -rincel- sum so much for that beautiful flowers, nor apprecmte tremendous activity, the most of 1 st.tinn s said to have cost them The stricken re!drives and ........... mourners cannot enjoy nem at sucn them, William Jennings Bryan, the eannno o,a  .... ran that Great Commoner, America's marvel- :='' ',:':.  n  doubt a time, although they are conscmus ous citizen ,rince of letters atriot ........ * "- :: ...... '?.' '"*.. . . of the fine sentiment that inspires ,  ,  , that means me enre worlff, oI methem statesman, teacher,and preacher, kind can compare with it. This is a D-uhtless man, funerals in Cheha-, passed out oi nls hie suod'emy, oI . .... A,,n.. fin thin also a ride !-   .  ... .... I n,l,r t h h, ,  f-in in --..u.... .... '. '  . lis nave been se With rioTers na, Dayton, Tennessee, Sunday, July 26. advertisement for the roads which iti cost more_thane_nough :olf:t a np:ne, Death could not have come with less serve= that too is a fine thin  t petua upkeep u.r ev a  _ of the agony of passing, pain, or the In view of al'l this, we cannot but ! :stUfutCeaetr: ' t nd tmh:reflwls dire accompaniments so many tmes rornl] th very noor mouth railwavs l ........ V l ....... l-sin-hours-f life for ....... % "   ,pianung o rees and snruDoery s I aln o ne c o g u , have been making icY some years, died_while he slept, in the after- the bankruptcy into which some of ug::t:mbYcheMastiCgUntnY d JlU-! he noon of tha ao.van summer oaf. them have been engulfed, and then Iing tribute to the dead, than the lay- Strangely coincidental ma ne ts eanqldar that two or three rail-, ............. scene of .his last fight for God and ways ..... oz'-':tms ..... counzry" ma ....... claim to oelisn asplay oz nowers wmcn lasts only human rghts should be the place . rsed could' snend on an av-I a.fewhours at best, and we agree; - .... , r wlEn tne dournaL In suggesting zna where hs eyes were to close for the il so t erage $17,000,000 each to bud me- _ ,. _:__ ...... *' -n -' '^'-uets last time on things earthly, and on thine, so drear and so ,rand not a tw --p,. w=-,.  - -, .  f rn n " w men few  "  .. o ' . . ]oI nowers Will serve usz as Well In a unaay a e co . ve , I because of its extraorumary uselul-I _:. : .......... :^_ .e ,. v; .... Americans, attained near the emi- ness to the traveling public, who is! g zv,,.g .iL, ..,,= ,,,,  hence in public estimation, and none] s .... used and exnected to nay for it-'l, ne nwng, o ne nvln az sucn a v -re r " " " time, as costly luaus oI rioTers. na were so well known as Bryam . E er I not at all. Day after day, in inter-]-re ttention and money might well since that memoraole hay in mcago, iow from raitr-ad brass collars we l ' - - ..... " .......... De spen in making me cemetemes m 1896, he remained eternally m the " i 1 c read a lament of their financ a on- I " " " i f sunlight of the affairs of his coun- dition, and as to what will become of more attrachve and hvmg th ngs o try No man was more mali,ned .......... t oeauty wnere zne loved ones resu -. , _ tne ransportaron systems o met .rnn,l.. than.he was, things which he stood country unless they are permitted tol P=It'mav not be amiss in this cnnec- xor alscreuted, anu azterwaras adopt- oavn rates nassener and freic,ht I_. , - ........ " - " " "- " r    '   " iuon also to stae maz a ew nowers, ed vy tne same coerIe mat pe pe " to have auto transportation abol'sheai ._, _,.;_ -- figurative are trated homicide on these principles and taken out of the realm of compe-[ ._','. "..'.'. _  .... ' be and proposa s w en ed by ttmn wth them. One of the roads fore he dies than trainloads of them Mr. Bryan. An instance of this was his advocacy of bimentalism, the 16 to 1 standard as we used to under- stand it. Bryan's contention was for a larger circulation of money--this was discarded by the powers that were and then adopted by the in- crease in money circulation, which was all that he contended' for. Mr. Bryan stood for the initiative and referendum, was denounced therefor, but lived long enough to see these popular measures the general law of the land. Bryan advocated the elec- tion of United States senators by popular vote, was poohed at because he did, and now all states so elect their senators. Three times a can-I didate for the presidency, the first! time in 1896, when he received nearly q,000,000 votes, and that in spite of a most diabolical opposition of the money power of the country. Some say that the only mistake that Bryan ever made was that he became a democrat--but there are men who prefer to be right rather than to be president--and Bryan" was one of these. No bridges were ever burned behind Mr. Bryan, there was no oc- casion of that. He never advocated a measure that in the closest analysis did not prove to be for the benefit of mankind, for God and country. No man of his day was his equal on the public platform, and as a teacher and preacher he was paramount to i those, any of them, who make such I professions their entire business. I Bryan would have been the most I wonderful evangelist of his time had he been so specialized, he would have been a wonderful actor; had he con- fined himself to the law, he would no doubt have been a marvel as an ad- vocate. The one great trait of his make-up was the profound sincerity of the man, true to his convictions at all hazards, and ever courageous enough to proclaim his position from the housetop, nothing sinister, noth- ing of the insincere. Bryan once ,said, "there is no power on earth that can shake my faith in Jeho- vah," and he lived through to that declaration, for he died fighting for the cause to which he was ever pledged, and his latest public utter- ance was in such defence, and the closing words of that address were "the Bible is good enough for me." When we consider other men of his time, how little do they measure up to in the way of popular esteem men who could add many more ciph- ers to their money figures than could Bryan, shylocks of the passing hour, what good are they by omparison with him who caroled along life's highway, spoke words of inspiration, stood for all that was clean and true in life, lived in an atmosphere of high morality, and helped' to bring his country to a true sense of responsi- bility, more perhaps than any other man of his day and generation. To use his own words, he never "pressed upon the brow of labor the crown of thorns, nor did he crucify mankind upon a cross of gold." His last earthly resting place is most befit- ting, Arlington Cemetery--among the immortals of America. WONDERFUL SERVICE The train current westward that passed through Monroe during Sun- day night and all day Monday, was the greatest thing of the kind ever experienced by the Great Northern railway system in passenger busi- ness. It was one grand procession of passenger trains after the other some of them as long as sixteeners, all lader/with Templar excursionists, and their equipment, bound for Seattle, the mecca of the hosts of Masonry this week, and thousands of others who are not. These trains, with few exceptions, gave Monroe the 'high ball' in their flight westward, some- times they were but a few minutes apart, a feat possible only through the aid of the automatic electric block system, making collisions ofl any kind impossible. The entire car-I avan of trains were put thru without / a hitch, which goes to show the ef- ficiency of the service, capable men I involved in this fine collossus of the architect is the C. M & St. P, now in the hands of three receivers, planting $17,000,000 in such a pile of masonry emblasoned and embellished as it is. What must the countless number of stockholders (the smaller ones in par- ticular think of such extravagance? There is a recklessness in this, that indicates an abandonment of good business principles, for it seems to the man on the street that those mil- lions would serve a far better pur- pose if used in the retirement of some of its obligations. The poor man who cannot pay his debts is a hope- less bankrupt too many times, who must again go to work after his little business is lost, and earn his bread in the sweat of his hands-- its a case of root hog or die. With the railroads it seems to be different. They go ahead and spend millions frantically, pay fabulous salaries to i reed'lucre men to watch and jack up, 1 when occasion requires it, the real l men who do the real work of trans- portation. A lot of these nabobs ride after he passes on. The time to show that kind sympathy, thoughtfulness and personal regard is when one is alive.--Chehalis Bee-Nugget. Then, again, there is such discrim- ination in the way of flowers, the well-to-do, the so-called popular ones, who pass, are finely florally honored, while the undistinguished ones, those who may be very poor in purse and yet who have served well their coun- try, and loved their kind, pass with- out much floral ado, yet the inspired Word remains, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven," to cheer and comfort the poor wayfarer on his way. The July apportionment of state school funds to the public schools of the state of Washington amount- ed to $445,306.40, of which sum Sno- homish county received, or is to re- ceive $24,935 Kin county gets $111,060.42. A league for the abolition of cap- ital punishment in every state in the across the country in their finely fur-'] union will soon onen offices in New nished private cars o and after ns amount to vall' York City. The movement is backed what do these e cur i s t by Clarence Darrow, Dudley Field The first thing they do so often is to Malone, Senator Copeland and other rush int the big daily prints, herald- ing themselves as "here" for the time being, peddle a lot of fine bunk and never forget in these later days to open the very poor mouth of im- pending ruin to their properties, or those that,, they are caring for "so zealously, unless a financial lift in I rates is allowed. There is an old' maxim to cut one's-coat according to his cloth, and which would be a good one for the roads to observe.; No doubt the spending of a few mil- lions along their lines would do a good deal for the personal comfort of the traveling public, making old shack depots more habitable, put the money into the superstructure of the railroad', the track--all this might be ]audibly permissable, but spending fifty millions'of other people's money to build something for grandees to reside in and to look at and admire, is a species of hijacking that may well be considered much worse than grand larceny. Mr. Byram, of the Milwaukee, a short time ago, circu- larized the employees of the Milwau- kee system to contribute a week or a month's wages each to help finance the' road to save it, now seventeen millions go up in the erection of a noble pile of masonry, and the stock- holders who have nothing to say, look on at the exploit; many of them may never see their monument. THE HOME TOWN PAPER It has been said that no institution net founded on a fundamental human need can live. The reverse of this is also true. This is why the home newspaper, as an institution, has sur- vived many things; the onslaught of individual opposition, the increase of paper and printing costs, the uncer- tainty of advertising patronage, the problems of its own professional com- petition, and the hazards of its own mistakes. Through all these the home newspaper will live. When subject to the test of whether the home newspape could' be done !without, there always follows the in- evitable reaction of whether the peo- ple of the community want to do without it. The mare than 17,000 daily, weekly, semi-weekly and tri- weekly newspapers of the United States and Canada stand as proof of the important service the news- paper renders in its local field of cir- culation. The newspaper is not an invention nor it is a fad or a fancy. It is a growth--a development made possi- ble by the co-operative and receptive spirit of the people themselves be- cause of the need far the transmission of news and as a circulation medium for advertising the products of the community and of the world. But the home newspaper is even more than this. It is the echo of the com- munitv's voice, a spokesman of the community's mind, a reflection of a community's vision, a champion of men of prominence. We have been murdering men by law for years and years and it has not improved the situation very much. There are mil- lions of people in America who ab- hor such a provision by law for pun- ishing criminals; Washington had such a statute, repealed it; and hom- icides are just as numerous as ever in fact more of them than before. Murdering men in legal fashion may well be termed the savagery of civ- ilization. U. S. PROGRAM DISCUSSED In Event of Coal Strike Government Will Take Hand. Swampscott, Mass. -- The govern- ment wilt take a hand in the anthra- cite coal field wage negotiations should an agreement not be reached and a strike be called September 1. The program which the government will pursue in the event of a strike was discussed at a three-hour confer- ence here by President Coolidge and Secretary Davis. The latter was hop- ing that an agreement would be reach- ed before the present wage contracts expire, August 31. Uncle Sam Remits China Boxer Debt. Washington, D. C.--China's 'debt of $6,137,552, the final installment of its indemnity for the Boxer outbreaks, was wiped off the slate by the United States government. President Cool- idge in remitting the debt at this time to the troubled nation, acted under authority granted by congress more then a year ago. The Chinese lega. tton, taking note of the action, declar- ed it would go far toward further ce. menting the friendship of the two na- tions. Inconvenient "Currency" Economists tell learnedly why money makes the commercial world go round. but a Parisian opera singer of a decade ago learned the lesson In one classic experience. She was determined to tour the world thoroughly and she stopped over in the Society islands, where her manager contracted to have her sing for one-third the receipts. Her share of'"the box office" was 3 pigs, 22 turkeys, 44 chickens, 5,000 coco- nuts and an uncomputed quantity of bananas and oranges. She couldn'* convert her proceeds; the natives ihd She fed the fruit to the animals and donated her barnyard to the community when she sailed away. Goldendale--Klickitat county wheat crop may reach 900,000 bushels. Is Planning On New Respon- sibilities In Its Uplifting Work For Its Members, Care Of Widows And Orphans. Mooseheart, Ill.--Stop the separa- tion of families, make it possible for every boy and girl to get at least a high school education, service for babies in the slums and tenement districts, service for distressed girls and provide sufficient food for all school children, are some of the high- lights for broader service by the Loyal Order of Moose, according to Rodney H. Brandon, executive secre- tory of the order. Secretary Brand'on said that plans are being made to enable every Moose lodge, and there are 1,700, to procure acres of land at the edges of their respective cities, upon which are to be erected bungalows, so that emergency service can be given to all stricken families, whether or not they are in any way affiliated with the Moose order. "The most interesting thing in the world," Mr. Brandon said, "is a baby. The Loyal Order of Moose has a corner on babies. We have more babies under our wing at Mooseheart than any other agency. Over 100,000 babies a year in the United States are taken from their mothers and given out to institutions and then adopted out, under numbers, until they get a new name, and they never again know their parents or brothers or sisters. Not one mother or father, if on a death bed, would ever be will- ing to agree to such care for their own children, yet they permit it for others. "The Loyal Order of Moose, in its short life of 19 years, can pat itself on the back for its achievements, the greatest in history. It has collected millions of dollars and has expended the money in giving the best kind of homes to 2,000 children, several hun- dred mothers and hundreds of aged Moose and their wives. "There are millions of babies in distress, and we must take the role of crusaders and look over the earth and save the army of babies who may be lost. "We are working out a system, whereby men and women who are members of the Moose order will ive service to all helpless babies in their communities and provide them with necessities of life and schooling, to help make good citizens of them. i We are going to have Moose commit-! tees in every city rap on doors of l school rooms and learn the identity of all undernourished children, and feed them. We are going to pro- vide food for all hungry children, so that children, whether or not their parents are members of the Moose will be enabled to get at least a high school education. Under our system no child will have to leave school to help earn money for the family. We are going to eliminate poverty and economic reasons which compel chil- dren to leave school before they should." +++++++++++++) TWENTY YEARS AGO +++++++++++++++++ Items Taken from Monitor Files of July 28. 1905 Monroe walloed Snohomish last Sunday at baseball by a score of 9 to 2, Welsh pitchin and Conrad e,tching for Monroe: Wil]iamson and Hoover were Snohomish battery. I [ Sprinklin hours were from 6 to 9 a. m. and' from 5 to 9 p. m. in those good old days when water was plen- ty and little of it used. Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Ekman spent last Friday in Everett with their daughter, Mrs. J. L. Sprigol. Mrs. N. T. Bradley, Misses Madge and Nellie Gilmore and Rosella Leduc Joined a large party of ladies from Snohomish, Saturday, on a camping trip to Richmond Beach. Mrs. Dr. Lure and Mrs: Colon Spauldin left Thursday for a short rest at Port Discovery Bay. Miss Holcomb has gone to Frisco to purchase her fall stock of mil- linery. Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie of Snohomish, are in Monroe visiting their son, C. E. Ritchie, Rev. McKean spent Snohomish county week at the Portland Fail A. J. Hibbits brings in a bunch of clover six and one-half feet long, which is going some. John F. Warner, Sultan general merchant, js arranging for the es- tablishment of a creamery at that point. Notice is hereby given that driving across the Monroe bridge faster than a walk is prohibited by lw and vio- lators will be prosecuted. John Shan- nahan, supervisor. Colone Hartley states hat the timber is nearly exhausted at his present camp, and that he expects to finish it up within a month. Born, July 27, to Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McAllister, an eleven and one- half pound daughter. Crop of 35,000,000 bushels wheat is forecasted for Washington. WHEHE MEET J0Vo "The Little House With Big Pictures" ult'jmtttlIBmsmmaw Saturday, August 1-- "Hold Your Breath" A side-splitting comedy with a great cast. Also *NEAL BURNS* in "Tootsie Wootsie." (COUNTRY STORE SUNDAY) Sunday, August 2- *AGNES AYRES* in "Worldly Goods" Fox News Comedy"Ice Cold" (COUNTRY STORE SUNDAY) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 3-4-5-- *JACK HOXIE* iu "The Western Wallop" Comedy*AL ALT* in "A Dangerous Peach" (COUNTRY STORE SUNDAY) Thursday and Friday, August 6-7 *BETTY COMPSN* in "Miami" Comedy--"The Mysterious Stranger" .# Railroad Fretgh Rates-- It is generally conceded that ff the country is m have private ownership of railroads they must be sup- ported by the shipping and traveling public. The returns from existing rates during the past few years have not been adequate to pay a fair return or even may return to the owners of many railroads. This is especially true of the roads of the northwest, of which th" e Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, now in receivership, is an important one. An application for increased freight rates on western roads is now pending before the Interstate Commerce Commission. The Receivers of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway have proposed and will advocate before the State and Interstate commissions a new plan of rate making by which a ver small increase in freight rates on western railroads can be so distributed among them that the maximum benefit can be ven to weaker lines without unduly favoring the strong, prosperous roads. The plan involves segregating the money produced by a small increase in freight rates on all western tail, roads and putting it into a common fund or pool .and distributing the money to all the roads by which it is earned in the ratio that each road failed during the preceding year to earn the 5-% on its property invt, meaxt which the Transportation Act of 1920 allows. If this plan had been in effect during 1924 the Milwaukee Road would probably have avoided a Receivership. The Receivers of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway have not been able to secure the sup- rt of the other western railroads to their plan and, re, have decided to advocate the plan inde- ently for the benefit of this property and as the n which best solves the railroad problem with the west burden to shippers. For this purpose the Receivers of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail- ahrlhave engaged former Secretary of State, Mr. es E. Hughes, to assist them in presenting the about plan and urging its adoption. Full particulars the. plan can be obtained from any agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee . St. Paul Railway or m th undersigned. EL w- Bwnmm Mmek W. Pott Edw. . Brnnda R, of | i | Your home be sfolen by fire; l00Inin00 or 00ind sorm Hake d safe from financial loss 00iih INSURANCE P T. BASCOM  AGENTS  T. P. RANDAL Monroe, Washington IS YOUR HOME PROTECTED?