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. !. I I I I ............................ iii ip i| { TOWN AND COUNTRY NEWS H. H. Weller, Clothing, Shoes, Fur- nishings. You can save ten to fifteen per cent by dealing with Roberts. Sam Pownell is laid up with a cut Mayor Monck has received a letter from New York City inquiring for a man named Edward Livesay, who was in Monroe a year and a half ago. His mother has died, leaving all her prop- erty to him. hand. "received last Saturday while at work. LOST--Between Cherry Valley and I Monroe, July 17th, a small package of Sherman J. Moody has rented the dress goods, wrapped in a newspaper. Wallace house on Ferry street for a, Please leave at Thedinga Hardware residence. Red Star Compressed Yeast fresh everyMonday and T1;ursday. Monroe Mercantile Co. Plumber Mackenzie is installing a hot water system of heating in Elmer Stephens's new house in Tualco. Miss Annie Richardson has resigned from the corps of teachers in the Monroe public schools. Max G. Oppenheimer of Seattle has opened a ladies' furnishings store in the McFarland building. You can save money by buying your drugs of Roberts the Druggist. J. 0. Johnson has purchased the Peoples Restaurant of Alex Frasier, and has taken possession. "The Ladies Aid of the Congrega- tional church meets at the church the first and third Fridays of each month. B. E. Hflen of Everett was in town Tuesday, in the interest of the new Democratic paper, the Snohomish County Times. Quite a number of Monroe people went on the Yeomen excursion to Bell- ingham Wednesday, on the Sound steamer Whidby. E. L. Morgan of Sultan has a new McCormick self-binder for sale cheap, or will trade for a good colt. Tele- phone 5 rings. 8-2 Tuesday was the hottest day of the year in this neighborhood, the mer- cury ranging for a short time around the hundred mark. The Scandinavian Ladies Aid will meet at the home of Mrs. August Berglund, at Stocker's mill, next Thursday afternoon, August 8th. Perhaps you need a bracersome- thing that will give you energy, life and ambition. A suggestion: try I. W. HARPER whisky. 8old by princi- pal dealers. T. N. Bennett is going to try the experiment of sinking an artesian well on his Tualco farm, and expects to get flowing water at a depth of 300 feet. The MonR0r would not stake its reputation for veracity on the correct- ness of the statement, but it is re- ported that Guy Ball actually went to bed last Saturday night at 10 o'clock. Try some of Our Own Brand Pure Lard, rendered by us and guaranteed by us to be absolutely pure lard or money refunded. M 0 N R 0 E MER- CANTILE CO. 8-2 The party who has been stealing vegetables from my garden on the river a mile east of town is known, and any further, depredations will Cause him trouble. J.T. PLYLER. At a business meeting of the Mon- roe .Military Band Wednesday, July 24th, the following officers were elect- ed: Valera Coffey, president; Elsie  Eaton, vice-president; Ruphel Doll0ff, secretary; Esther Leduo, treasurerj Myrtle Hagedorn, sergeant-at-arms. Take your prescriptions to E. A. Roberts. He always has a fresh sup- ply of drugs. Joseph Savage died at the county hospital Sunday, July 28th, at the age of 80 years, tie has been a resident of this county for many years, and has a married daughter, Mrs. Harry Hoback, living somewhere in the state. Mr. Savage had been an initiate of the county hospital since October llth 1904. Smoke from forest fires is getting pretty thick, but the fires are in more or less remote regions, none being re- ported in this immediate vicinity. The continued dry spell, however, makes the danger of fire more and more ser- ious, and it beho6ves campers and woodsmen to be very careful with their fires. store, and I will pay a reasonable re- ward. And I hereby give notice that I am not running a free delivery, and I will not be responsible for anybody's aprons or broken whetstones. WILLIS BARNETT. A DIlghty Builder As an invigorator and builder up of broken down tissues, Vilbur's Puget Sound Blood Purifier cannot be excel- led. If you have pimples or sores of any kind on your body, by takinga few bottles of this medicine they will soon disappear. For rheumatism the medi- cine never fai!s. $1.00 per bottle. For sale by E. A. :Roberts and W. E. E. Mansfield. The Lady 0f the House is generally a good judge of her gro- ceries and their quality. Especially if she happens to be her own cook. All the ladies we serve are fond of praising both our Groceries and our prompt service. We buy only the goods that we know to be pure-- Flour, Butter, Sugar, Tea, Coffee, etc., etc., and we can, consequently, guarantee every article that we offer to our customers. And no one has yet had occasion to find fault with our prices. Monroe Mercantile Co, Inc, ;[ B, IIr00EII 0001ALI ] Launch for Rent Pleasure parties wishing a launch can secure the launch "Monroe" by telephoning Sunset 536 or Independ- pent hone No. 406, Everett. 8-16 For Sale One lot 35x135 on Ferry street and G. N. right of way, suitable for ware- house, A.H. LEMON. Real Estate We systematically bring buyers and sellers together and give everybody "a square deal." We also represent: the most reliable Fire Insurance Com- panies, and solicit a portion of your business. Call at offices in Ferguson Block. BASCOM & GRAFFIS, Monroe, Wash. Pensioners and old soldiers of the civil war will hear of something to their advantage by calling upon 8. E. Tallman, Monroe, Wash. For Sale' i] omemade Perfumes The Simple mysteries of the still- room are no longer included in the list ot subjects which the modern girl is expected to master satisfactorily be- fore she may consider that her educa- tion is complete; but even though professional perfumers have contrived to produce their essences so very in- expensively, the secrets of scent-mak- ing are still worthy of a little investi- gation, and the manufacture of home- made perfumes is a useful hobby that may be indulged in without necessi- tating any serious expenditure of either time or money. There are many methods for ex- tracting the perfume from highly scented flowers, but that of direct dis tillation is undoubtedly the simplest. To make the still, procure two tin oil cans, to hold from one to two pints, and about four feet of metal tubing-- tin for preference--from the tinsmith or plumber. Into one bottle put a pound weight of the petals of the flower from which the perfume is to be extracted, and pour upon them eight fluid ounces of alcohol. Cork th'e top of the can securely, and make a hole through the center of the cork, 'and insert the tube. Then stand the bottle in a saucepan of water upon a stove so that the water may be kept at the boiling point. Wrap the other bottle in a piece of flannel soaked in cold water, and place it at a reason- able distance, and pass the tube across to it, and bend it, and drop it loosely through the uncorked neck, until it hangs down to rather more than half the depth of the bottle. The alcohol which gradually distils over into this bottle will be highly scented with the attar of the flowers, and when the dis- tillation has ceased, the tube may be removed and the essence emptied from the cool tin bottle into small glass bottles, which should be securely stop- pered.--McCall's Magazine. Notice to Water Consumers Any and all parties found sprinkling or allowing water to run to waste out of sprinlding hours will be fined two dollars and water will be turned off, and not turned on until the fine is paid to the city treasurer, for the benefit of the general fund, and re- ceipt for same shown to this company. MONROE WATER & LIGHT CO. Facts Stronger Titan Fiction All pains arising from rheumatism gout, megrim, toothache, neuralgia, headache, liver pains, neuralgic pains, sciatica, lumbago, stiff neck, chilblains contused mucles, enlarged veins and all pains of the bones or nerves quick- ly relieved by using Wilbur's Oil of Gladness, 50c per bottle. For sale by E. A. Roberts and W. E. Mansfield. CHURCH DIRECTORY CONGREGATIONAL Roy. W. L. RICHARDSON9 Pastor. Sunday school at 10:00 a.m. hies. Patterson, superintendent; Mrs. Stry- ker, assistant. Morning service at 11:00 o'clock. Young People's Christain Endaavor 7:00 p.m. Mrs. J. P.-Austin, presi- dent. Evening service at 8:00 o'clock. METHODIST EPISCOPAL W. J. RULE, PASTOR. Sunday school 10 a. m., B. Sykes Sr., Supt. Preaching at ll a. m. and 8:00 p. m. Epworth League Sunday at 7:00 p. m. Prayer servicds Thursday 7:30 p. m. Choir practice Friday 7:30 p. m. Stewards and trustees meet firsl Monday of the month at the League room 7:30 p. m. Sunday School Board meeti upon the first Monday of each month. CHERRY VALLEY Sunday school 1:30 p. ;m., Robert Main, Supt. Preaching, alternate Sundays at 2:30 p.m. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE A good 350 pound per hour DeLa- JOHN S. PARKINS, Pastor. Sunday School at l0 a. m.. Joe Glass- val Separator, almost new. Call or meyer, Supt. write. R. E. McKINNIE, 1 miles Preaching at II a. m. and 7:30 p. m. northeast of Monroe. Terms. Cordial invitation to all. HATHAWAY gb CARLSON HARDWARE DEALER5 Annihileded Suitor, By Jenett__ee Wlden. Copyright, 190L by G. D. DanieL,. "k man must be willing not only to efface himself, but to blot himself, out of existence ff necessilry, for my sake." Jean Boyce made this statement without premedltation, driven to it by sheer ennui. It was the third time tlmt she had been called upon to give her reason for not acqulescing in i i "l - . , ......  ....... . : . " .... i illl- -- t6 October snset In their faces. , Another automobile came tooting np behind them and passed them on the road. It was occupied by Madge Racer and Maurlce Ankeney. The vague depression that had been haunting Jean became poignant. She felt misused. I "Queer taste he has," she observed, i wtth a curl of her lip. Then to hide her pique she conjured a spirit of dar- Ing. "Oh, let's pass them! Do, do!" IIarold Buckley, ready to please her or possibly for reasons of his ova, en- tered into the sport and put on power with great abandon. Jean waa almost dellrious with the excitement of swiftmotion. "How Jol- b[aurice Ankeney's belief that they ly"-- Then came a sudden Jolting and were made for each other, and this time slm wanted It to be final. 1 a desperate adjusting of brakes. They They had just turned the corner into t had struck a rocky place In the road. her h'ome street. Jean hastened her [ Before IIarold could slow up Jean was almost shaken from her seat. The steps as she spoke, with a little laugh [ sun's i'ays, on a level with their eyes, of impatience. [blinded them. There was a loud re- Maurice Ankeney looked at her first port, a scream from Maurlce Anke- with disappointment in his frank blue ney's auto, which they had grazed In eyes, then speculatimt and at last stopping, aml they toppled over Into a shallow ditch, with an extra tire hang- lug to one of their wheels. Jean felt a sharp pain in her arm as i she picked herself up; then the diver- sion of what followed made her forget herself. The blond heiress followed up her screams by an attack upon Harold, who had Just extricated himself whole from the, ditch. "Mr. Buckley, this is a great way to drive!" she cried in her high voice with its slightly foreign accent. "Why don't look at your road?" But she was instantly mollified by Harold's abject apologies and shook hands with him quite sweetly. Maurice, who had got to work with- out loss of tlme, had almost finished amusement. "Could you care that much for any one?" he asked coolly. "Oh, no"--hcr tone was matter-of- fact--"I couldn't! It isn't ill me." "Oh, I see. You demand it as a com- plementary quality in others." Ile continued his scrutiny of her face as a snmrt trap with a man and wo- men in it rounded the corner. The woman--a stoutish blond with a moun- tain of lavender plumes on her bead--. w.s driving. 'i'ke warm color that came to Jean's cheeks a she retraced the man's re- ognltiou deepened as the trap rolled past, for she knew that Maurice was watching her, and she felt the new, strange intentness in his gaze. A. for Ankeney, his expression sad- dezdy became a mixture of calmness Futting on a new tire when Jean felt so faint that she had to sit down on and stern determination. "I'll do it!" the grass. The pain was coming back he exclaimed. And for this apparently into her wrist. eec,ntrlc remark he was rewarded by It was Just then that Maurlce Anke- an electrifying look of inquiry from rey happened to leer over his sloulder. a Fair of dark eyes. /to burst out roughly to Harold, who "Do what?" "Effce--I mean extinguish--myself was still busy with the heiress, "Don't by getting him for you." you see the girl Is hrtT' The dark eyes became inscrutable, tie got to her first, but in a second "If you want Itarold Buekley, you they were all bending over her. She hull have him," he continued preclpi- assured them that it was only n sprain- tately as they mounted the steps of  wrist. Maurice gave Buckley his handker- chief, ordering him to bandage the In- Jured arm tight, and flew back to work again at the tire. Jean received V, feverish impression through her pain that there was a parley and almost an altercation. Maurlce seemed to be out of patience with everybody, and the heiress played ktm a close second. Jean couldn't see all .he time, but she heard Madge Racer's voice grow shriller and shriller. "No; Mr. Buckley must take the back gear with Miss Boyce. I'll rlda in front." But Mr. Buckley said that some one must stay with the.disabled machine. It came hastily to Jean that he sug- ge.sted Mauriee as the one ta d, this. At this Madge Racer insisted that they take Buckley's auto in tow. After what seemed hours to Jean she felt herself lifted up i.u somebody's arms, and the "next thing she knew the wind of rapid motion against her face brought everything clear to her. 3Iaurice at her side looked back grim- ly over his shoulder and swore under his hreath. "All right?" he questioned, so,ring her -'"; ',0oklng at him. "Guess I surprised them this time. She thought I was go- ing-to wait to take Bucklcy in tow, with you about to keel over there on IOT]tEn A.UTOMOBILE CAME TOOTING UI the ground," lEnID '/L[E. "But I didn't keel over." Iler voice Jean Boyce's home. "It will be an souuded far away. cnJy matter. IIe is only dazzled by her "Oh, no, you didn't. You're game. miili,ms. It's you he really cares for. Ud like to see the heiress in the same Madgo Racer has no right to buy"-- qx." "Maurice Ankency, I'll never speak There was so much of genuine ad- to y( agaln." As Jean faced him with miration In his look and tone that Jean this emphatic announcement her blush- took new strength for a moment. She es xxerc fully accounted for by her an- must have been weak, too, or she gould not have said what she did next. "Do--do you really cars for her ,honey?" Maurice gave her a sharp, quick ook. "You must be out el" your head," 'e muttered as he bent again over the autde wheel. When he was ready to leave her at frame, after the sprain had been cared i'or and the color was creeping bacL into her cheeks, he stood over her .ouch and asked humb!y: "Am I sufficiently blotted 0at$" "I think you are," she laughed. "But I'd like you to be sure," he ln- dsted, "I am sure," declared Jean, and the get. "All right. I might as well die ore way as another," and he was gone. Il the days thatfollowed JeRn Boyce had a new experience. Maurtce An- keney had never staye4 away so long bet, we, and she had missed him, a con- ditlon she bad not thought possible. Still there was the counteracting an. myance of IIarold Buckley and the heiress. It Is true, she never realized that s'tm' eared for Buekley uitll she found that he was out of her reach. But Jean's self analysis could go no do.oper than this, and her state of mind became chaoti once more, when one afternoon IIarold Buckley called. Carries Lime, Cement and Wood Fiber Plaster To those who arc contemplating buying a new steel range, we have the famous MAJESTIC STEEL RANGE which takes less fuel and bakes more perfectly than any other R'tnge made, and it will not cost you any more than any other so-called first-class Range. ,loan's resentment was not wholly :ook that came into his blue eyes told diupelled by Buckley's keenly correct er that he was satisfied. vabmtion of the heiress. "She was fishing for a husband," he said, "and Trespass Notlce, it's a good thing Just to knor such we- "Here is a curious notice which ap- men. It makes one expert at estlmat- pears on a sign nea'r' Saddleworth ins character, church, known to fame as the burial Jean interpreted this last remark, '% place of the victlm of the Bills o' man does not need. to be bitten more Jack's murder," writes a Manchester than once," and she found herself won- correspondent. "It is a bold attempt doting why she did not feel flattered o escape the conventionality that ira- by his confidence. Still she felt grail- itself on other property owners: fled by her triumph in bringing him 'The law comes down with a heavy back. She dld not understand until penalty on any person found tres- afterward why his next remark passing on this land.'" quenched her elation. It is only a verbal Improvement on "She has Maurlce Ankeney on her the time honored falsehood, "Trespass. honk now, or, rather, he took her by c. will be prosecuted." We prefer the storm. I never saw a fellow maneuver amthorltative announcement that used so." IIe spoke contemptuously. "But tu appear in the grounds at a certain hc's welcome." learned Judge's country place in the "IIow small of him," observed Jean. last century. It ran: "Trespassers can- Then all at once she thought of Mau- not be prosecuted uuh;s they pursue rice strange promise to her, and she game or do willful damage. But tea- wondered- No, it could not be. tie sortable force may and will be used to oly wanted a cloak for his mercenary remove trespassers, and timy are liable ambitions, to an action at common hlw." Jean did not feel altogether complY- It Is said that this notice, displayed moated by the ease wlth which.Harold at various points on the Judge's fron- assumed his old relations. Still, 'he tiers, so terrorized the countryside he asked her to take an automobile ride that for years there was not so much that same evening she accepted, as a beef tin or an old newspaper Her pride In Harold Buekley's pe- caught on the wrong side of the fence. sonal attractiveness was extort'dad to --London News. ====================== RBOHI MONROE Mayor--B. L. Monck. Councilmen  J. C. Falconer, N. P. Heintz, John A. Vanasdlen, R. J. Stretch and "P. Sjostrom. Clerk--E. C. Bissell. Treasurcr--W. E. Waddell. City Attorncy--G. F. Cook. Marshal--S. B. Moore. Police Judge--William Sawyer. Monroe is an incorporated town of 2,000 inhabitants, situated in Snohomish county, Washington,in the valley of the Skykomish river, on the line of the Great Northern railway, fifteen miles inland from Everett, the county seat, and Puge t Sound. It is picturesquely sur- rounded with mountains,hills,rivers and valleys. It has a water sys- tem and an electric lighting plant, a state bank, and all the mercantile lines and professions are well rep- resented. CLIMATE. The climate is mild and does not go to extremes of either heat or cold. The ocean currents temper the prevailing 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 notenough ice or snow in winter to be of any consequence. There are no bliz- zards or cyclones. Good water is found everywhere, at an average depth of 20 feet. AGRICULTURE. The soil is very productive, and crops of all kinds do well. Pota- toes, hay and oats are the principal crops raised for shipment. Fruit and vegetables yield abundantb" The Alaska market keeps price'-, everything high.. DAIRYING AND STOCK RAISING. Puget Sound is the natural home 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 MILLS. The country is all heavily tim- bered, yielding three to eight mil- lion feet to the quarter section, of fir, cedar and hemlock. Numerous logging camps in the vicinity en- ploy several hundred men all the year round. The natural lay of the country brings everything ont 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, with 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 a o the Independent Order of Odd Fel- ows, Rebekahs, Foresters of Amer- ic% Modern Woodmen of America :loyal Neighbors of America, :(nights of the Maccabees, Ladies )f the Maccabees, and the Tribe of Ben Ilur. OPPORTUNITIES. The opportunities for both capir tal and labor are numeroas and of ubstantial nature. The location on the main line of the Great Northern railway insures a market for all manufactured wood pro:lucts and the fine quality of timber and its cheapness furnish the material. In agriculture the scope is wide and promising. Fruit growing and handling will yield a large return. Small fruit on a few acres offer op- portunities to people with limited means. Potatoes 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 continually increasing. LOOKING AHEAD. For young men the opportuni- ties offered in Western Washington are greater than anywhere in the United States. The climate, the soil, the location and the rapid growth of population and wealth, will assuredly make this one of the greater countries on earth. " :1- r " ; ..... , ,-/:..  - .; . " . ' ,. .-