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I I II III i THE SILENT DRAMA i I I II I I i Monroe Independent. A. W. REARDON, Publisher. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT MONROE. WASH, THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE COUNTY AND LOCAL GRANGES Entered as second-class matter January 27, 1912, at the postoifice at Monroe;Wash- ington, under the act of March 3, 1879. The Only Democratic News,, paper in Snohomish County. .THE LUMBER SITUATION The demand for arbitration in the lumber strike did not bring any results because there was nothing really to arbitrate. It would be just as fair to compel one railroad to grant an 8-hour day when competitive railroads were operating on a 10-hour day as it would to ask the lumber industry of the state of Washington to op- erate on an 8-hour day when their competitors Southern Pine, Brit- ish Columbia, and Northern Hem- lock are operating on a 10-hour day. It is claimed that the lumber strike is nothing more or less than an I. W. W. agitation. The iumbermen are not opposed ~ to an 8-hour day if this is made National, but they claim that to operate on an 8-hour day in com- petion with a 10-hour day would mean bankruptcy. The investigation brought out the astonishing fact that there are only 913 mills in the Pacific Nortkwest, as against 48,108 mills in other sections. The report also brought out the government fig- ures, that the lumber industry is not a prosperous one, which re- port states that on January 24, 1917, 40 per cent of the mills which were operating in 1913 are now bankrupt, or have been liqui- dated by courts. WAGES RAISED THREE TIMES THIS YEAR ,,~ The investigation further brot out the fact that wages have been ,:~ raised three times voluntarily by the employers since January of this year, and" that Washington mill operators are today paying the highest wages in the lumber industry of this or any other coun- T! - try. , The manufactu, rers asked labor L, to compromise by going back to work until January 1 on the pres- :- ent 10-hour schedule, so that they could fill the contracts which ~!. were priced on the 10-hour, day. This labor refused to do, but made ~=!:~ - counter-proposals asking for" an ~, 8,hour day at 8-hour pay.: ~" ' The berm would u ~ ",, lum en ot con- sent to this because' they "were satisfied ' the: majoritY of :labor ' wanted to work the full 10 hotirs and get paid for, it~. ' They Mid not want a Curtailment of their ~ihgs as this would bring ~, ~, about ........ \ ~,:.,.:,: ",' ~.'. " i: Lumbermen have expressed , ~ themselves both at Washington, '~'' :"' / D, C., and at their meetings that ~:?~ ,, ,,- ~they have n0~ objection to an, ;'~'--~ - hour dayif it is made national. ~/' . ~: :~,:~:':Other sections of the: Countw :!;~:~ , are watching the' development' of i!/~i i : everyphase of the strike, ready : i : / tograbffor themselves the few "~ crumbs 0f~he prosperity that the !" , building of wooden ships, air- : planes and cantonments, iS tern? . ' z . f ,porarily bringin~ to the state o ":. i,, ~' ,Washingtqn and~:hePsciflcnartb: ~.~.: ' The:day of freak laws iS'not @,~. . over. 'At one OregOn City da - ring, ~. . pla~ing,: C[~tte smoking;and boxing are pmhib: in that town for years is being dismantled. At Eugene picture shows are prohibited on Sunday. Of course the town is quiet as a boneyard. Country people who work hard all the week used to motor in and see a movie. They stop in the' country now. There is no longer any advantage in' living in such a town. THE MAN HUNT The demand of the world today is for men who are able to do things, not men who are mere machines, but those who think honestly, quickly, and correctly in this busy business world of ours; not those who are satisfied that tomorrow shall be as today, but those who through the ex- perience of today enlarge the re- sults of tomorrow. The "Man Hunt" is for those who are con- tinually building themselves into greater usefulness; who realize that there are greater possibilities constantly arising. They must have a lively sense of the fact that opportunity is not a crea- tion of circumstances or luck or chance, but a continuous internal force seeking an outlet thru their own individual work. In other words, a man must make his own opportunities. He cannot wait for them. If-he fails to do so he will be foufid in the rut. He must seek progress and build him- self "toward the goal he desires. SHOULD US[ WATER POWER Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Department of the Inter- ior, says: "Although it will be necessary to use the coal and oil now being produced to the high- est possible advantage, it must be recognized that the requirements of the nation for energy are in- creased rapidly, especially in re- gions of great industrial activity. Obviously, immediate conserva- tion of fuel can best be accomp- lished by utilizing all available water power. New requirements for power should therefore be met so far as practicable by the installation or enlargement of hy- dro-electric plants; present re- quirements should be satisfied by substituting all available water power for steam-generated en ergy requiring coal and oil for its production. This means that all water available at water plants should be made to produce energy up to the practicable hydraulic capacity of, the works'and the re- quirements of the population and industries within transmission distance of the site." SEVERE TESTS FOR AVIATORS The reason there are so many vacancies in.the aviation section is that only a small percentage of those who apply can pass the physical test. Here's what one must do after, filling out a series of application forms. "Have you ever been seasick ?" is the,first ques*Jon popped. Av- iators must be mal de mer. Testsfor nearsightedness and farsightedness, colorperception graded to finest tones and vision must be normal. Heart, lungs and blood pressure must be perfect. Feet l~nust be well shaped and the :~ nerveous system normal. Chest expansion must be three or more inches inflated. Equilibry tests are next, The applicant shuts his eyes and bal. ance~i himself on his toes with aeels, and toes together. It rounds simple--but try it. " Then with eyes still shut he balances on each foot, bringing the other Up until the heel ,touches the ki~{iecap. Eyes are then examined more minutely by the use of belladonna and iris is"X-'rayed" to make doubly surethere is no infection. Large tonsils and: adenoids must be removed~ Teeth must be good and sound: Nasal~ passages must HERALD TO I]HANE HANDS Next Monday the Raymond Herald. after seven, years under the manage- ageme,nt of the present owner, passes into the hands and becomes the prop- erty of Mr. J. M Tadleck and Mr. C. S. Beall of Monroe, Washington, who will direct its destinies in the future. This change has been brought about as the result of the ill health of the writer, which has made it seem desira- bld for him to ,s,~ek relie~ from the exacting demands of the newspaper business. Both of the new proprietors are men of ,practical experience in the newspaper game . Previous to coming West. Mr. Tadlock published a news- paper in Ken,saN for some years and later moved to Oklahoma, wh,ere he conducted a dally. He came to the Pacific Coast about 11 years ago. For the past four years he has been super- intendent of the ed,uc tttonal and voca- tional work at the V(ashington State Reformatory at Men'ee. While not actually/ engaged i: ~mws.paper work for theN-past few years, h.e has kept in touch by attending the Press Associa- tion meetings and at various times has been a contributor to the Wash- ington Newspaper, pulblished at the State University at Seattle, which is virtrually the official organ of the Washington, State Press Association. I,ast fall Mr. Tadlock was a candidate for secretary of state, and received a large vote. Mr. Beall (pronounced Bell), who has been in ibusiness at Monroe for about seven years, is also an old newspaper ~man,, having owned and op.~rated a newspaper in Minnesota before coming West. Both Mr. Tad- lock and Mr. Beall are men of good business acumen and eperienced in public affairs, and we feel that the peeple of Raymond are to be congrat- ulated upon their acquisition. A little more than seven years ago. the present owner came to Raymond and assumed control of The Herald. During that time he has seen the city grow to bwice the population, it then had, and has witnessed a great many mlprovements and changes for the better. The Herald has always en- deavored to keep ,pwce with the growth of the city in the expansion Ol its own plant and business, and in this endeavor has b~en greatly aided by the generous patronage and friend- ly co-operation of the ,people of Ray- round. We do not flvelieve that a more progressive and broad-min~ted people can be found in any community in the state, and will always recall with sat- isfaction the years spent here and the friendship and good-will which we have experienced in our efforts te serve the public to the best of our ability. We hope and believe that the new owners will meet with the same welcome and feel assured that they will merit a continuan5e of the patron- age and co-operation of the ,people of this 'city and the cOunty in general. VAL HEATH. Messrs. Tadlock and Beall are all that Mr. Heath says of them. and they, with their families, will be a distinct loss to the bus- iness and social life of Monroe. The families of the new owners of the Herald will leave today for.Raymond via the C., M. & St. P. The best wishes of hosts of Monroe friends go with them into their new work and new home. Ohurch Notes CATHOLIC Mass next Sunday at 11 a.m. Ves pers immediately after. Mass during the week at 8 a, m. R~v, D. J~, "=~LLY. Pastor. M~THODIST-EPISCOPAL CHURCH Sunday, August 19. 10a. re.--Sunday school and Bible classes. 11 a.m.--Preachin g. Subject: "Touch- ing the Hem of His Garment." 7 p. m.--:Epworth League, 8 p. m.- -Preaching. Dr, J. M. Canse of Belliugham. Monday, August 2(t--The Fourth Quarterly Conference at the church. Dr. J. Martin Canse presiding. R~V. P. H. RAY.WIOND, PaStor. " CONGREGATIONAL Sunday, August 19. 10 a.m.~Oraded Bible school. 11 a. m.--Church service. Sermon by Rev. J. McKean, Beginning the first Monday eveninK in September Mrs, Vera Cook will ho d an elocution class in Biblical expres. siGn in the Congregational hall. Great master pieces of Biblical literature will he studied. If snough members can he obtained there will be two classes, one for young people and one for older people. Anyone desiring more detailed information is asked so inquire of Mrs. R. C. Waddell. REV. RALPH C. WADD]~LL, Pastor. Dally Bible Readings for the Monroe Asso. dation Monday--ffer. 9:7-16, Tuesday--2 Kings 23:36-24:9. Wednesday--2 Kings 24:10-20. Thursday--2 Kings 25:i-12. Friday--2 Kings 25:13-21. Saturday-- 2 Kings 14:1-8. Sunday--2 Kings 17: 9.23. "A Strange Transgressor" Will Star Louise Glaum. "A-Strange Trar~sgressor" is the title of the new Triangle play starring Louise Glaum, the celebrated ",pea- cock siren." As Lola Montrose, the woman who believes love to be the only bond necessary to join man and w~oman, she is said to prosent an un- forgetable characterization. Through her in,tense devotion she defies the laws of convention and scoffs at 0ut- ward hypocrisy. A robe of gold, a Batik peacock gown, a Diana slumber robe of rose chiffon, a harem veil and trouserettes and an evening wrap of gold lace and black velvet embroidered with yellow topazes are am~ong the gowns listed in Miss Glaum's wardrobe in "A Strange Trangressor." At the Monroe theatre Frid.ay, August 17. Two Famous Stars in "The Long Trail." In "The Long Trail," the Famous Players-Paramount picture, Lou~Telle. gen is seen as Andre Dubois, the young French-Can,adian trapper, living in the wilds with his little sist~:r Michette. Mary Fuller plays Louise Graham, an orphan whose only living near relative is her scapegrace bro- ther. The way Andre unconsciously compromises Louise ap.d causes het hypocritical frien, ds to desert her, and then marries her to save her from the advances of the uncnuth lumbermen of the place makes a tale that is in. tensely interesting in its freshness and originality. Both Mary Fuller and Lou-Tellegen have had successful screen careers and the latter has the distinction of having been Sarah Bern- hardCs youngest leading man, on the legitimate stage, and made a tour of this country with that famous actress several years ago. Mr. Tellegen also has the distinction of being Geraldine Farrar's has, band. At the Monroe theatre Saturday, August 18, matinee and evening. Lumbering in California. To those unfamiliar with lumbering operations in the big tree districts of California, the announcement that Wallace Reid and I~athlyn Williams will be seen in the Morosco-Paramount production, "Big Timber," will be of unusual in,retest, for not only does this thrilling drama tell an exciting story, but it shows the lumber o,pera- tions as they really exist in Califor- nia. One of the many thrilling inci- dents was the plmtc~laraghin,g of an actual forest fire in which the co-stars take part. The fire occurred }u, st when it was needed and 'shows that now and then luck is with the moving picture companies on location. Coming to the Monroe theatre Sun- day, Aug. 19, matinee and .evening. Emmy Wrhlen in "The Trail of the Shadow." Emmy Wehlen, the popular little Metro star appears in "The Trail of the Shadow," as Sylvia Mason who lives alone in a little cwbin lrt the mountair~s and ~up,ports herself by making flaeadwork. Henry Hilliard, a young Easterner, falls in love with her. Under cover of darkness, Jack Leslie, an outlaw, ~crawls to her home and demands that she hide him from the border police. He ,pretends to be wounded. Ib,ut as soon as the men have passed he treacherously at- tacks her. She falls unconscious and he escapes. Believing herself no longer worthy to accept Henry's love she refuses to marry him--but, of course everything turns out all right in the end. At the Monroe theatre Monday; August 20, ! Panorama of New York City in New Triangle Play. Panoramic views of New York city, from the Battery to the Bronx, are showh in the latest Triangle drama, "Time Locks and Diamonds," in which William Desmond is presented as star. The Brooklyn bridge, Fifth avenue and the vast Bronx district, spreading to the north of Manhattan. island, form a .part of the background to a story of love and mystery. The ])lay opens in a typical New York suburban town. whirls the principals through familiar scenes ef the metropolis and finally ends on the North river, where a steamer sails from New York har~l>or bound for South America Gloria Hope, a newcomer to the Triangle fore~s, plays the leading role in "Time Locks and Diamonds." At the Monroe theatre Tuesday, August 21. Pauline Frederick in "The Love That Lives." Among the many phases of life de- picted in Pauline Frederiek's latest Famous Players-Paramount picture, "The Love That Lives," is a vivid por- trayal of life and conditions in the slums of our great cities. Tenements are shown where are swarms of chil- dren, trying to play in the filth and sq.uulor that surroun.ds their poor homes; mothers praying for sunshine for their sick babies and men and women living like rats in traps. The picture has been artistically ~"light- ened" bjr glimpses of lu~cury, flashes of humor and man,y "human interest" touches, so that this dark side is not overdone. Coming to the Monroe theatre Wednesday, August 22. This Pictu~re Deals With Present-Day ~ecret Service Problems. The report which gained ~currency some months ago that important U. S. naval plan,s had been stolen from the office of Secretary Daniels, is vividly recalled in "The Stolen Treaty," the Greater Vitagraph Blue Ribbon fea- ture. The story of the play deals with the disa,ppearance of a ~seeret treaty made between this country and an- other, I)ulbtication of whose con,tents would bring serious consequences to this country. A demand for $15,000,- 000 for the ret~urn of the treaty starts the m~chinery of the ~secret service in motion wi~h the result that Ameri- cans are given a splendid example of the efficeency with which this guar- dian arm of the government works. Earle Williams plays the role of Geof- frey Wynne, secret service agent, and Corinne Griffith, Vitagraph's new femi- nine star, is featured in the leadin,g role. Coming to the Monroe theatre Thursday, Aug, u,st 23. GORN AT TWO OOLLARS It is }ust as well to recognize that the :present high prices for grain are putting a considerable premium on live stock. If corn is to remain at $2.00 a bushel or ar~ywhere near it, then there must come a great readjustment in 'meat. prices or we shall be short of meat. Wtdlaee's Farmer figures that a hog must sell at 11 tithes, per hundred pounds the cost of a bushel of corn. That means that to feed $2 corn to hogs must ,be worth $22.50 in the Chicago market. Counting corr~ at $1.50, hogs must Ili,ring Ibetweer~ 17 and :1.8 cents. No hogs have been sold in Iowa this year that would pay out !on $1.50 corn. Turning to fat cattle Wallace's' figures that 1300-,pound fat steers cost now $211.40, ~hile the high,est price they have sold for was $171.60, a net loss to the stock rai:ser on, the presen:" oriced corn of $39.80 a head. The highest priced cattle ever sold out of Iowa have been sold at the greatest loss. Stock feeding is not the easiest part of the farmers work. He can husk corn ~nd take it to market much easier than he can put it into fat steers or fat hogs. Other things being equal grain farmln,g is much more attractive to tim worker than stock farming. If there is more money in corn than in hogs or steers nobody need be de- ceived about what will happen in the corn, belt. This matter of conserving our live stock interest is vital jnst now for an absence of fats is what is depleting Germany and what will d~plete other peoples at war if for any reason the meat supply fails. So we see there is a draw~back to $2.50 wheat and $2 com.--Des Moines ~ (Iowa) Evening Tribune. MUST gROW Big CROPS The nation must grow the great- est crops in history next year. Employes and employers each with a spiritof fairness and just- ness must meet honestly and set- tle their differences by arbitra- tion. The "foreign and treasonable influences which aggravate labor troubles" must be dealt with drastically. All industries must be kept at full operation at all costs. These are the chief conclusions reached at a conference of six western governors. The execu- tives were Governors Lister, Washington; Alexander, Idaho; Withycombe, Oregon, Stewart, Montana; Boyle, Nevada; and Bamberger, Utah. The governors adopted no res- olutions, but the conclusions were none the less strong because they were not formally stated. The business of the German empire is how being carried on by the firm of Hindenburg, Lud- endorff & Co.--of which a young man named Frederick Wilhelm is probably the "Co." THE FAIR Is the Place for BARGAINS IN NOVELTIES and many of the STAPLE DRYGOODS You Need. Drop in and Rest. You are Always Welcome. MKS. THOMAS MsMAflON Prdetor ~,:.~ ,.,'..:, :~ ~.. STEVENS Expert Practical Optometrist 24 ~hears :Experience. Correct Lenses at Correct Prices. We Guarantee Satisfaction. 2004 Hewitt Avenue Everett, Wash. ~oL~ R-GRANDFATH~ER WAS AI NGSrER, WHEN PEYTON I ~'~(~l~AV I~ GRAVELY HADE THE FIRST/' PLUG OF TOBACCO THAT[ ELYk. EVER WAS HADE. ,~ . ,~ "CEL]EBR#~T]ED - - X [THERE HUST BE SOMETHING \ IBACK OFAREPUTATIONTHR Chewin~ PIu~ i UVES AND LASTS UKE THAT. BEFORETHE INVENTION OF OUR PATENT AIR-PROOF POUCH, " GRAVELY PLUG TOBACCO MADE ~"fRICTLY FOR ITS CHEWING QUALfl~f WOULD NOT KEEP FRESH IN Tills $ECTION. - NOWTHE PATENT POUCH KEEPS iT. " FRESH AND CLEAN ANDGOOD. A LITTLE CHEW OF GRAVELY IS ENOUGH AND LASTS LONGER THAN A SlG CHEW OF ORDINAI~V PLUG. LOOK AT THE GOOD WORK BILL POSTERS BIlLBoARDS STARTED! -I .k i i' ,i t " r