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THE MONROE MONITOR CONSOLIDATED WITH THE MONROE INDEPENDENT JANUARY 5, 1923 TWENTY-SIXTH yF, A I MONROE, SNO HOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON--FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1924 NUMBER 29 OUR NEW BLOCKS I pOratiOn must file its own separate capital' stock tax return. The collector may grant a thirty tlNIIT DIII[ Tfl Iday extension to a corporation where IUVV I)Ulhl/IIU absence from the state or sickness "" I of the principal officer, whose duty - lit is to prepare and file returns, ...... - r---rse of' makes it impossible to file by Sop- Three ot "rnem In L, utt ........ It.ember 30. Such corporations ,hould uonstruclon, lyonroe eep-lapply for an extension immediately, ing Apace ith Work of giving the reason for the request. If a thirty day extension is insuffi-' Making a Beter Town. The Watson building now enclosed is being hurried along as fast as possible to make ",xay for the Stce':.h Co., who are anxious to get settled in a permanent place of bu:dne'* and which should be turned eve: le them within the rext few w,k. This structure is a two-story o:e and the upper deck is to b used for living quarfers, suite for two families. Soon as the Oash 8nd Carry store moves out of its nresent quarters E. E. Johnston will begin his arrangement, before moving, in. The Mercantile Co. new building also is to be one of rapid donst, rud- tion and already all that can be razed at this time of the old stzucr'l ' ture has disappeared and the con- crete already poured into the trench- es and upon which the walls will rest. From plans, and provisions ac- companying them. this will be per- haps the nicest one-story structure in the city, and when the complete plans have beer/ executed will be one of the"largest in Monroe and will house several different business concerns with frontages on the! Lewis street elevation. J. L. George! has the excavations made for his new garage building on the property adjoining the city hall building, on the east. This will be 50 foot front with an 80 foot depth and' be one story The rear wall will be of con- crete and the front wall' of bricl. The side walls are already intact, the Berry building along with the municipal building furnishing the side enclosures. The city building cient time for filing a complete re- turn, a tentative return must be filed by September 30, showing an es- timate, by the officers of. the corpora- tien, of the approximate fair value of the capital stock. It must also state approximately when the com- pl.eted return may be expected. INSTALLATION CERE00IONY On Oct. 11, of Monroe Lodge No. 595 L. O. O. M. to be Held in the Grange Hall, Monroe, at 8 O'clock. Members of the L. O. O. M. and POLITICAL POINTERS Concerning Such Affairs in Washington. Big Mixup of Interests Makes Situation Complex. By Jimmie K. Browne their ladies and a number of visitors Both the republican and th'e dome- attended an open session of that erotic state central committee have order in the Grange hall lIonda2clmet," reorganized, and re-elected evening. This meeting was preHmin- I state chairmen, and prepared for the ary to the istallation session to btstate and national campaign. held Oct. 11th in the same pl'ace I The republican relected Cecil B. i and at which time the' Monroe lodge l Fitzgerald of Seattl.e as state chair- NEW BRIDGE BEING RUSHED I No. 595 will be formally set into l action. The greater part of Monday The new bridge over the Snoqual- I evening's session was taken up with mie river in the Mount Forest lo-[ an address by Supervisor Irving cality is being pushed toward corn- Blatt, director for the time being, pletion as speedily as possible and and organizer of the lodge. Mr. when finished will be a fine and las. Blatt spoke at great length during highway'whichl he gave a historic review of ins improvement along that ] MOosedom,36 yearsWhatof itsit haSexistence,dOne duringwhat of traffic. The span will be a single opening l the its purposes and what its mission for and wide enough to provide for the ith e future It was a very compIte I contingency of any high water that statement of its functioning as a may come and as to height will of- fraternal organization, spoke about ford a much easier grade than the the real democracy of its code, and old structure afford2d. This will which proves that it is well woffchy make a more popular route of travel of a place in the sun in the realms o-f this highway down the best popu- I such civic institutions. lated side of that river, will meant f He spoke that a better road will be model f Moosehaven in Jackson, Fla., there because more used. With the where the aged of the order eligible new causeway extending across the flat at Duvall to the high, dry ground[ this new bridge will also furn-i ish a double route north and souh in times of high water when he main traveled road, the paved line i inundated as is often the case. COUNCIL MEETING The town council of Monroe met in regular adjourned session Thurs- day, Sept. 25th at 8 o'clock with the following members present: Mayor for a majority of the property own- ers and home builders in the state, through the state ownership pro- gram. Col. Roland H. Hartley, of Everett, republican candidate for governor, will receive the support of the or- ganizationss of every one of the other nine republican candidates whom he defeated for the nomina- tion. Edward Clifford has notified State Chairman Fitzgerald of the republican party that he is ready to take the stump for Hartley; E. L. Frenchs supporters are already in I the field for Hartley. Lieut. Gov. W. J. Coyle has thrown his full sup- to membership are cared for, every f want supplied and all physical needs I supplied in luxurious abundance as l'ong as they live and in addition that I a stipend of $10 per month is furn- ished every member for spending money. Men and women, wives of such members, are eligible and in case of the death of such male mem- ber the widow is accordingly taken care of. At Mooseheart, Ill., is an- I other big institution where the port into the Hartley camp. ThOmas Revelle, W. H. Paulhamus, Peter Iversen, George B. Lamping and] James Fullerton, are all in the field for the Everett man. OPENING OF NEW THEATRE Lon C. Brown Opens His New Show House at Snohomish the Afternoon of October 9th with Fine Bill. Snohomish's new theatre just in the final stages of completion will bo ready for it grand opening enter- tainment at 2 p. m., Oct. 9th, and for which event a grand bill is being . prepared. Elsewhere in this issue of the Monitor Mr. Brown makes his man after he had been indorsed by the republican nominees. Fitzgerald  - + + + + + + + + + + + + + +  formal announcement of this big ......... I+ vnLITIaAL GOSSIP + show house event. This new theatre was vestee Wln iUlI power o name l ,v  4, all other party officials and such +++++++++++++++++ is the very last word in such cox,- help as he deems necessary to carr5 t Democratic loaders in Seattle 'last struction and nothing, in the cities on the campaign. He appointed Frank t week were planning and working for I or outside, can boast of any finer W. Hull', secretary-treasurer, a place l a coalition party which would com arrangements, size of course con- he formerly held, and John A. Gel-I blue'the democratic state ticket with sidered. The pipe organ which has latley of Wenatchee, campaign man- the farmer labor ticket, and the La Ibeen specially built for this house ager of E. L. French, as first vice Follete pa/ty state ticket An ex [will not be ready in time for the -resident I , , , :" ..... I opening afternoon and evening bills P The dlmoerats re-elected Clarence] sen:t:r Rnjr;?:nt: fa;emlr lab:; [but orchestral music era high class D. Martin of Cheney as chairman, nominee for" gover'norein an effort ['.,,'ill be substituted. The organ will and authorized him to appoint all'to get him out of the race Oman "be available for setting up within was to bave been offered the director- the next two or three weeks and ev- other party officers. He named Harry D. Merritt of Spokane, secretary, a place he formerly held, and re-ap- pointed.W.R. Rust of Tacoma, party treasurer. The republican women select'ed Mrs. George N. Campbell of Cowlitz county for state chairwoman, wce, Mrs. Emma Smith De Voe of Tacoma, and the democrats named Mrs. Alice V. Robinson of Seattle vice state] chairwoman, succeeding Mrs. Eliza- beth Christian of Spokane. Both gatherings were character- ized by harmony In both instances the state committeemen and women decided that Seattle would be the battle ground of the campaign and orphan children of Moose parentage left the conduct of the fray in the ship of labor and industry if he would withdraw in favor of Ben F. Hill, the democratic nomifiee. One of the first flutters of what can be expected in the democratic ranks came some time ago when Na- tional Committeemen George F. Christenson, of Stevenson, repudia ed the stand of the state convention on the Bone power bill. Christensen repudiated this plank. Other leading democrats in Seattle and King coun- ty have repudiated the old age pen- sion plank, and still others are re- pudiating the state ownership pro- gram of those who controlled the state convention erything is ready for its placement and assembling when it arrives This new place of amusement is adjoin- ing to the First National Bank building and in one of the finest business sites in the city. No ex- pense consistent with sound business principles has been spared to make it an ideal place for recreation of this kind. MARSII-SCMIDT The marriage of Miss Lulu Sehmidt, daughter of Mr and Mrs. John G. Schmidt, to Gordon Wesley Marsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Marsh, of Dryad, was solemnized on Saturday, September 27th, at high noon at Christ's Episcopal being not full depth, a short wall willl C. L. Barlow, Councilmen Brady, have to be constructed on the west I Billing s and MacDougall and City side to carry to the full depth of*lClerk Whit H. Clark. Absent court- 80 feet, which the Berry building is. I cilmen, Streissguth and Cook. This is also to be put up in record, Minutes of meeting August 27th time, Mr. George says, as his ten and September 24th read and ap- ant is awaiting its completion, but iprove d as read. The following bills who 'it is will' occupy it the builder iwer e allowed by unanimous vote of has not divulged. The front eleva- council: tion of this building will be abou,tlE 1 L. Broughton and Son, labor " eighteen feet with a fall of a few' I repairing Lewis and Main feet to the rear wall. All told,, $33.00 ........................................ $33.00 I E. E. Johnston ,material, various these make considerable of an invest- ! items ....................................... 22.05 ment and bespeak the faith in the-Thedinga Hdw. Co, material, are cared for, taught and provided hands of the present leaders. with education to the finish of a high Taxation will be the real issue of school course, vocational training!the present campaign, state and no- where the various trades are avail'-tional. This. is especially true in Washington state where there has able to these youngsters as part of their course of educational *study Following his address Mr. Blatt called the dictator elect to the chair, N. C. Larson, who carried on a busi- ness session of the meeting and which included the selection of vari- ous committees for the installation ceremonial, committees on hall, floor management, music, supper, etc. It by the time October llth rolls around. It was a very interesting session and all concerned seemed to enjoy it very much. Adjournment. future of :Monroe as a business point various items (2 bills) ........ 43.46 was revealed in the course ell the by those investing. I Bob Newell, labor cleaning business part of this Monday even- SOl reservmr George Smith, it is "d, will vacate l _" "::'"':-; ......... ; ....... : ...... 4.00 ins session that the Monroe lodge about the fir"/Holton Newell, laver cleaning his present l'ocation st reservoir .................................... 4.001has a charter membership of 104 and which may be somewhat augumented of the year, move across the stree Carl Thomas. labor on city I garbage grounds .................... 12.50 1 Union Oil Co., asphaltum for street repair ............................ 33-23 I Cromwell Hdw. Co., material. .55t J. R Smith, repairs o tools " for city ................................ ... 9.90 HIGH TAXES The topic at a meeting to $ be held in Commumty hall Friday, Oct. 3rd, 8 p. m. Speakers from Seattle will discuss our present tax sys- tem. Everybody  is interested in excessive taxation, so every- body should be present at this gathering. BIRTHDAY FETE To celebrate the birthday anniver- sary of August Carl'son on Sunday last a number of relatives gathered at his home. Progressive whist was the diversion of the evening, and which continued until a late hour at which time refreshments were served to the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Strandberg, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Andrews and daughter, Joyce, Mrs. A. Bengston, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd O'Dell and children, Wan- da and Russell, Nels Carlson, Lester into one of his own apartments, and the building he now occupies to be leveled for a new structure to rise on that site, and which rumor has it will be dedicated to a new dry goods business. It is also said with consid- erable assurance that the First Na- tional Bank interests will begin the improvement of their corner, Main and Lewis streets, earl)" next year, and with a structure in keeping with the importance of the location it is to stand on. Monroe is without any question moving on a high tide of substantial improvements, indicating that things are going right with the old town. HUNTING SIGNS Land owners desiring to protect their crops and stock against the invasion of the army of hunters that will be in the field in a very few days, should have the regulation signs posted in order to protee themselves against such trespassers. The Monitor will supply you on short order at popular prices. OF INTEREST TO INCOME TAX PAYERS All capital stock returns for the C. A. Strandberg, repairs of tools for city .................... : ............... 5.50 W. Leahy, hauling sand, etc ..... 5.50 Dan Wolfe, various items, expense ................................ .... 12.00 Monroe Fire Dept., various fires, etc ................. .. ................ 97.25 Carl Thomas, labor .................... 6.00 Jno. A. Schwartz, hauling wood to city park : ............................... 2.00 Total .................................... $295.14 J. L. George was granted permis- sion to. use the city hall buildings, east wall to be used as side wall' for the building he is erecting on ad- joining property. Rental for same to be $217 and to cover a period of years to be determined by city's legal advisor, who will draw up. lease ac- cordingly. Oct. 6th the council will meet as finance body in ,special ses- sion, making up the budget for the ensuing year. Next regular meeting will be Oct. 8th at 8 o'clock. Ad- journment. HUNTING SEASONS The deer season began Oct. 1st and will end Oct: 14th. allowance been a crying demand from every community in the state for relief from the ever increasing 'burden of taxes Because of this fact the proposal of the socialist party, the farmer- labor party, the La Follette state party, the progressive party, and in fact of all the parties other than the republican and democratic, that the railroad systems of the nation be federalized and turned over to the government for operation is go- ing to have a marked bearing on the campaign. Senator Robert M. La Follette, in- dorsed for president by the farmer- labor, socialists, progressive and La Follette state parties is making the federal owndrship and operation of railroads one of his strong talking points and campaign arguments among the agrarian states. Just *what this means to the state of Washington insofar as it will af- fect the taxes in the state is to De. found in a study of the assessed valuations of the various counties Adams county with an assessed val- uation of $51,551,433, finds that of this sum $21,561,543, is steam rail- road property, and $29,689,890 is real and personal property. The rail- roads pay 42 per cent of the taxes and the other property 58 per cent. Eliminate the railroad by placing them under federal control and the real and personal property in Adams county will' have to pay an incread tax of 72.3 per cent. Benton county has a similar rec- ord. Railroad property, $12,873,085, real and personal $22,568, 522, mak- ing a total of $35,441,607, or 36.3 per cent for railroads and 63.7 per cent 'for other property. Wipe out the railroads and property taxes in- Werner Rupp of Aberdeen, who was state chairman of the repub- lican party in the campaign of 1912 has been elected as state committee- man by the Grays Harbor repub- licans reutrning him to an active place in the party councils after an absence of 12 years. Checks are being made through- out the state to see that all cs, ndi5 dates nominated at the direct prim- aries, Tuesday, Sept. 9, received 10 per cent of the vote cast by the party. Unless a ten per cent vote was received the candidates were not nominated under the state law and their names cannot go on the ballot. This may rule some farmer-l'aboz candidates and some democrats out. William Z. Foster, communists candidate for president of the United States, charged the Robert M. La Follette with betraying his friends. Foster told a Seattle audience re- cently that the communists had made La Follette, and now La Fol-i lette was bidding for their votes on one hand and attempting to stab them in the back with the other. church, Seattle. The church was attractively decorated in autumn flowers and bowls of dahlias Be- fore the ceremony Mr. Clifford'Neu- dal sang "Bacause," and "For You Alone" The bride, given in marri- age by her father, wore a going-away costume, a three-piece suit of dark blue cashamana cloth with a king's blue tunic and squirrel collar. With this she wore a small black re|Yet toque with king's blue ostrich fea- ther. Miss Josephine Lewis of Seat- tle was the bride's only attendant. Mr. Lyle Kenneth Bush was best man. The ushers were J. Glynn Schmidt and Robert L. Garge. After a honeymoon, the bride and groom will be at home in Dryad. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh both attend- ed the University of Washington where Mrs. Marsh was a mamber of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Mr. Marsh became affiliated with Pli Gamma Delta fraternity and XI Signa Pi, honorary forestry fratern- ity. Monroe people who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. L E. Taylor and Mr. and Mrs Charles Everett Taylor Foster durin his public speech Seattle declared that the liquor issue was raised only as a smoke screen. "The liquor issue is just this," he said. "Shall we get our drinks from a saloon or shall we get them from a bootlegger" Under the leadership of Hanford McNider, former national commander in SELECTION OF SEED POTATOES "I want you to get me some potato seed that you know is good clean seed, and seed especially that is free from Mosiac. I believe this one dis- ease is causing more loss to potato growers in Snohomish county than are the other diseases put together.'* of the American Legion, a republican This is the way one potato grower service league has been organized in views the potato seed situation. An- the United States. Col. William M. other Sriohomish county grower says, Inglis of Seattle has been named state chairman for this state. Con- gressional district, county and pre- cinct organizations are to be formed among the service men and women. J. R. (Bob) Oman of Tacoma, "I am going to start next year with clean seed; I cannot afford to stand the loss which I am now standing due to Mosiac." Mosiac is a potato disease very )revalent in Snohomish county potato current year must be filed with the collector of internal revenue on or before September 30, announces Burns Poe, collector for the district of Washington. The capital stock tax returns now due cover the fiscal period ending June 30, 1925. A gen- eral extension was granted to all' cor- porations making September 30, in- stead of July 31, the final filing date. Capital stock tax applies to every domestic corporation which includes associations and joint-stock com. ponies whether or not organized for profit or having capital stock re- presented by shares. It also applies to every foreign dorporation engaged in business in the United States Every subsidiary or affiliated cor- one buck deer wth horns, during Bengtson and Mr. and Mrs. August season. Ducks, geese, brant, coot, Carlson anddaughter, Esther. rail, plover, jacksni,, yellowlegs, Oct: 1st to Jan. 15th. 1925. Blue JUST ONE PERFORMANCE , grouse, nvtive pheasant, Chinese or Monroe folk who give a tinkers English pheasants, Oct. 18th to Oct. ]dam for a good show are hereby 31st. Th,. open .ea.,,o. for bear be, notified that the biggest, brightest gins Oct. 15th anal last to and in- I spot in ye old home town will be cluding Dec. 3ist, 1924, m d the kill I the I. O. O. F. hall next Sunday :is limited to one bear Two blue I night, Oct. 5th. On the aforemen- " ' " h grouse, two nabe, Chinese or Eng- / loned date--dent forget it--- t e lish pheasants the limL* for a day's Model Comedians will present a real kill, or mixed bag ef three birds, simon pure 100 per cent laughing Water fowl and s!mr:: birds 20 per week, or 30 in possession a au one time, week to begin at midnight Saturday. Walla Wail'a--Long dry season is forcing ome fruit trees into bloom for second time this season. festival entitled "The Country Girl." No fooling, this show is a humdinger, so good that it pleases old and young alike, in no unmistakable measure. Yes sir, there will be new songs and dances. Keep the date in mind, next Sunday only, just the one perform- once. farmer-labor nominee for governor, crease 57 per cent. ........ show a (has issued a letter in which he in- tgnelan counys taxes Will .... 222 the forms all state employes that he percentage oI increase oi . , _ ,, '" - ert bearin- 182 -er I intends to abolish the spoils sys- ranroao prop y g v ,, ........ ssessed vale of tem in the state. Oman declares cen o me oal a e I, ...... . . allPor::tY::n[he:ihn26 per cent ;l:rk:gyl;l::: ieef;llgw:C:P:: g Y - -" " in the public payroll. railroad property, win nave tb - , , . crease the assessments on all other One of the first election predicts ro erty 38 per cent P P " "  rease yet made showed up in Seattle the Franklin county faces an lnc " other day. This is it: The state of 91.8 per cent through federal con- will vote 450,000 this year. Of this rol and operation of the railroads ................ I " .  voge zzo,uou goes o OOll(lge, l'o,- the radroad preporty ]n the county 000 will' go to La Follette and Davis constitutes 47 8 per cent of its valu-I ................. ..  '." .... . . I Vrl|l ge oeween o,uuu ann au,uuu. alon, urant courtly WIII nave oa I * * * * per cent increase, Kittitas, 52.8 per I W. Lon Johnson, republican nomi- cent, Snohomish county, 20.5 per] nee for lieutenant governor, is going cent, and Yakima county 10.5. l to find a solid King county orgaiza- The La Follette program in this! tion behind him in November. he was state spells confiscation of property ltold last Saturday. fields, and is causing a tremendous . .t" loss to growers in yield reduction, It is not recognizable in the tuber, but can readily be told when the vines are green. It is .therefore necessary to begin the seed selection in the field and not in the bin. Nields which are comparatively free from Mosiac can be made suitable for seed rogueing, or taking out, of the dis- eased plants. Fields heavily infect- ed should not be used for seed. This disease doesn't prevent using" the potatoes commercially. It would be well for any one in- terested to look up a source of good seed now. There are several good fields in the county and this office will be glad to give information con- cerning them. ARNOLD Z. SMITH, County Agent. \\; #