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"MONROE M()NITOR-TRANSCR[PT TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 41 MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASH.. FRIDAY, OCOTBER 7, 1910. Moore Shoots Man Who Would Escape Marshal Moore, last F,'iday evening, was compelled to use his revolver in trying to prevent the escape of a man who assault ed him on Main street., near the Monroe theater. His shot went through the fleshy part of the ankle of a man named T. Boyle, whom Moore is not. su,e is the right one, but who. after" having his wound dressed at the hospi- tal, is now back at work on the bridge ,an, t_ o Tim shooting occurred after" Moore was knocked down by his assailant, who ran around the corner of the Commercial hotel. Moore got up and followed Ilim around and called to him to halt. but the fellow kept on running. so, after following a short dis tahoe azd not being able to see well. lm fired The bullet struck Boyle, who told Moore that lm was not the man he wanted, but that the latter had passed him. runningon down BI keley. Moore had hardly had a fair look at the man who struck him, and could not identify him. The assault was brought about through the marshal telling the man that he must not speak to women on the street. As Mr. Moore was coming along he leard the man, who was apparently partly intoxicated, make a re- mark that he thought the fellow was addressing to a young lady. Without warning the fellow jumped on him and struck him twice, knocking him down. 'Modern Pool Rooms Now in Operation The growth of the business of A. B. Sprau & Co is coincident with the growth of Monroe. Tids concern has long been the favor- ite amusement plact of most o the men in town, and the recent exwnsive improvements and en- largement made tend wholly towards giving its gentlemen patrons the very greatest com- fort in enjoying a good game of pool or bdliards. The room in the Wallace building adjacent has been secured to meet the con- stantly growing needs of the firm and has been fitted up as a mode pool room. It has been entirely repapered and painted, two new pool tables added to the equip- ment, and swinging light and other fixtures put iN that make it: a model place of amusement. There is no question but that the gentlemen appreciate the effor:s put forth for their comfort as tl,e establishment is enjoying a busi- ness in this department that is growing every day. Nearly every man enjoys a game of pool or bdliards when he can have it in comfort, amid pleasant, clean and attractive surroundings and when he knows the cues and tables are properly taken care of, and these are the conditions that surround the patrons at the Sprau sto2e. Additions have been made to the force of clerks so that the trade can be well looked after in every respect and the convenience and pleasure of all patrons is the first thing thought of. If you have not inspected the nw poolroom, do so some evening soon and while away an hour or two in as fine a billiard hall as any neigh boring city can boast of. Card of Thanks We wish to thank the kind friends and neighbors for their kindness, who assisted us at the time of the sicknes of our be loved mther and wife, also for the mny flowers contributed. E W. Stambaugh and children. Monroe Cannery is Compelled to Close J. W. Near was compelled to stop operations at the cannery the past week by reason of the fact that grading work on the Milwaukee will soon necessitate the cutting off of 20 feet from the south side of the building He holds a lease on the property to November 1 and wdl have lose a month's run. Another year the cannery can not be operated in its present location and for" the benefit o the community it will be vecessary to find a now site and move the building elsewh re and secure another operator for the plant. "There is some money in the business" said Mr. Ner. "I have made $800 since July 1 and this season's run has not been more than llalf of other years." About 13,000 gallons of fruit, berries and vegetab,es have been canned at the local plant this year and has caused the distri button of a good. round sum among local growers for their surplus produce. The demand for al I of the product of the Monroe Creamery is much grea ter than can be supplied. "There have been two representatives of wholesale houses on the Sound here the past week," said Mr. Near. "but all my stock had been sold." The product put up includes prunes, pears, apples and plums, raspberries nd blackbertips, and beans. The Monroe beaus are an especially! 'ood seller but the crop this year was short and orders can not be supphed. One carload of raspberries and blackberries canned at the plant viii be shipped next week to Chicago. These canned berries will be sold all over tile middle west and will advertise Monroe in good shape. The Cannery is an institution of which the town is very proud and it must be seen to that it is operated another year, Caught Disposing of Stolen Goods Two men named John Gannon and Pat Ryan were arrested Saturday and taken to Evrett on a charge of breaking into and stealing supplies from the ware house of Winter, Caughren, Smith & Co They were brought before Justice Walker and bound over to the Superior court. The pmsoners were caught with some sacks of sugar and some other supplies whmh they were trying to dispose of and which were identified as hving come from the warehouse. They claimed that they were not guil- ty but were handling the stuff for some other men. As the ev- idence pointed to the fact that the men were all associated those caught were bound over. A Good Position Can be had by ambitious young men and ladms in the field of "Wireless" or Railway Telegra- phy. Since the 8hour law be- came effective, and since tim Wireless companies are establish- ing stations throughout the coun- try there is a great shortage of telegraphers. Positious pay be- ginners from $70 to $90 per month, with good chance of ad- vancement. The National Tele graph Institute of Portlanu, Ore. operates six official institutes in America, under the supervision of R. R. and Wireless Officials and places all graduates into po- sitions. It will pay you to write them for full details. i ill Patronize Our Advertlsen The Monorail to Oust Steam and Electric Roads Within haft a dozen years, according to a number of leading bankers ot New York, the suburban electric lines that are being built throughout the United States will give away to the monorail system. H. H. Tunis has been busy building the monorails in and around New York. They have been tried and the success of Germany duplicated. Owing to the fact that the monorail Is less expensive to build and the fact that much higher rate of speed can be secured than either by steam or electric trains the backers declare they will supplement the present method of transportation, and that soon. According to the New York bankers' plans no stock Is to be sold to the public. How- ever, a number of wildcat companies have been trying to organize and dispose of stock. The Tunis company is a close corporation. CHERRY VALLEY It looks as if the rainy season had commenced. Mr, Whitfield, principal of our school, got word that his father was seriously ill in Seattle and he and his wife left for .Seattle Friday evening. Mr. Stephens, the architect of the new school house, accom- )anted by Mr Robb, of the firm ,f Finkle & Robb, of Seattle, who have the contract "o equip the building with a hot air plant, were over from Seattle Friday putting tile finisbing touches on the building. A force of men are busy erect- ing the new depot for the Great Northern. Mr. Olson and wife from Hap- py Vadey drove ever and called on Mr. and Mrs. Nic Pearson one day lst wee. Mrs. Trulson returned from a short visit with friends in Port- land Friday. Another Correspondent A jam formed a' tile Cherry Valley bridge Monday and a force of men have been working at it ever since but have been unable to break it as yet even big charges of dynamite having been used. The condenser boat was in luck for once by being down the river when the jam was formed A house party was given by Mrs. Dougherty on Saturday evening, the time being spent in dancing, playing cards and oilier social games. A bountiful lunch was served and all departed wishing Mrs Dougberty good uck in her newly fiuisbed home. Messrs. Thayer, Clark and Simm returned Tuesday from a 8days hunt. One beautifaldeer fell to their lot. John Joyce has rented his bluff home to Mr. Gore who has taken possession. The heavy rains has caused the G. N. railroad track to slide in at several drfferent places which causes delay in finishing the track towards Toll. T.R. Hopkins was a Valley visitor this eek, Mrs. Concannon visited her brother, Mr. Joyce over Sunday returning to Seattle on Tuesday. Miss Katherine Dougherty spent several days at home this week. Mr. Lobdell and Crow are fre- quent Valley callers this week looking after the interest of the Condenser. The captain of the condenser boat had the misfortune to get s!xuck in the face with a wire cable causing a painful wound. The meadows of the valley are under water very early tiffs fall. Some of the silo crops will have t, I,e harvested in a canoe. Mr. and Mrs. Mickelson are visiting at Mr. Gibsons. The Townsite boosters have been successful in elling quite a good many lots, since their opening day, Oct. 1st. H. J. Benham was a Seattle caller last week being called as a witness ou the new piece of road that is wanted from Mr. Lyda's place to tire main Road. Notice it is hereby ordered tha, with- in tL.e next thirty days cement curb be constructed in accor- dance with plans and spec'fica. tions on file in the office of tile town clerk, on the west side of Lewis street where such curb and gutter is not already constructed. By order of the Town Council of the Town of Monroe, Sept, 17, 1910. WmTH. CLARK, Town Clerk, Democrats Adopt a good Plalform The Democratic State Conven- tion, which met in Tacoma Sept 27, resolved itself |ntoa protest against the action of the Repub- lican legislature of two years ago, which took the nomination of the Supreme Court. judges out of the hands of the people in the d rect primary, and placed these nomiaLions in the hands of par- tisan conventions. They declar ed for a non-partisan juoiciary, and made their declaration good by nominating three Democrats and two Republicans. This ticket was originally named by tim convention of the Non Partisan Judiciary League, which met in Tacoma tim day before the Dmocratic conven lion. The Non-Part,san Lague was made up of Republicans, mostly insurgents, who are re- solved t get the Supreme Court out of politics at any cost. Wilh Insurgent and Democratic sup- port, tLe non partisan ticket may be a winner" over he tL ket nam- ed by the Retmbhcans at their convention in August. The indi- vidual candidates are all strong ]men, emiNenlly fitted for the work of the highest court in the state. Under the primary law. the non- par!isan candidates' nameswill appear only ou th Democratic ticket in November. Tile D, mocr',ts drew np a plat form which lhey believe will at tract many Progre.sive Rpubli cans, as well as their ovn prLy Besides promisi,g to return tI, j.dicial nominations to a non partisan dire, eL primary, they pledged their legislative nora! rices, if eleeled, to ratify the in come tax amedment to tile na tional constitution, to pass inili alive, rt.|'eretidtlm and recd, I statutes, to sta41d for the electio of tile President arid of the Uni ed Stales senatws by the direr vote of the people. On national questions they declared for a re- duction of the tariff, for conser- vation, for government control of telegraph and express corn- )antes, for the physical valua- tion of railroads as a basis for all railroad legislation, and for nu- merous other progressive prin- ciples, as well as the old and tried principles of Democracy. Logger is Killed by a Failing Tree Jim Murphy working as a knotter in the camp of the CiJer- ry ral[ey Logging company. about eight miles from Monroe was killed Tuesday afternoon by being struck by a falling tree. :There was nothing in the pos- sessions of the victim to show whethe he had any relatives. Inquiry of the employment agen iN Everett who got Murphy the position brought no further in- formation than that Murphy had said he was from'the east side of the state. He began work in the camp the second of Sepiember. He was about 38 years o'd with sandy hair, florid complexion and weighed about 170 pounds. 20 Acres at Novelty I will divide my place and sell 20 acres of the best highland in the 7alley, with perpetual creek running thi'ough. Unimproved, but perfect soil and a splendid chance /or making a fine small ranch. Tim price is $50 an acre the cheapest good land in the vicinity. If you wast to invest tn a place that you can handle emily and which will make you money, I it at once. W. D. ADAMS, R. P. D. No.l, Monroe, $1.00 PER YEAR Riihoad Work is Delayed by Rains The severe rains, with conse- quent raising of the rivers and flooding of the In,viands, has caused some stoppage in the rad road work and will delay the completion of the valley rod for about another month. In places up the valley the road bed has been seriously injured and it will be necessary to do some more grading to put it iu proper shape. When the rain came on Saturday the river rose rapidly and has been b:mkfull for a few days but, wthout, cauin any very serious fl,)oding, alihoo h the island ro:d was covered and the lowlands flooded more or less ia all sections. The rise in the river was very rapid and a high stage was reached in a very few hours, f tremendous amount of logs were in the water anti they caused bad jams at different place; and wiped out all restage of ferry traffic 't Snohomish, cutti,g off communication be- twee,, the two sides of the river except by canoe. The traction engine and rock crusher set up over tim river were submerged quickly when the waters rose and remained iN the river for several days. Jams were formed at the rail- road bridge at Snohou|ish and crews were keptat work busily Stmday and Monday protecting ize bridge.. STARTUP Ehior M,mitor Transcript- I see by a r-quest a short time ago that you want correspondents iu different parts of the c,unty and as I hare never seen any nots from tiffs place thought I would d"ol 3ou a line. I This town is still on the map and is maki,g steady progress. Cousiderable p|'operty las changed hands lately and new ui]digs are going up. Land is being rapidly cleared and this part of the Skykomish valley s beginning to take its place among tile pzosperous places in  the country. Among the im- provements this summer that are noteworthy is the new hall ju.t being completed by the Foresters Hall Association. The  building is 42 x 84 and the lower floor is fitted up as a public hall ': where dances may be held and shows, public m,etings etc : The floor has been hand dressed , and saudpapered, shellacced and waxed for the opening which ::! will take place Saturday night . .. Oct. 1st. The bills say that the  !:j pubhc is cordially invited. The ::- boys have engaged Creese's Or- i chestra for the occasion which c asures good music. Our fellow townsmen, C.R. :: Sane and O. T. Bracket are busy laying side,alks in front of their property.  The Wallace Lbr. & Mfg. Co. i l are busy nlling a large order for waler pipe staves and supplying . the local and Eastern demand -. for the products of our forests. : We had with us today the :, County Endincer and members : of the Board of County Commis- sioners who were insIcting the dam and breakwater just com- pleted near this place put in for the purpose of confining the river to its channel and incidently to protect a number of farms below its location. The schools are running smoothly under the successful management of Prof. McWil- hams the principal. The new pastor of the M. E. church reached here on Monday eveuing and has taken pos- sion of the parsonage. Rv. Kilns, who hu served this phtoe lot the pant two years, having been traniferred to " Mhon. ..c : 4(: :