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Commercial Club Issues [older Advertisinq Matter to be Distributed Throughout the Country [or Monroe MONROE Snohomish Gounty, Washington @ Read the within pages and find the answer. It will well be worth your while. Prepared. Written "and Printed by H. D. MAT'Pniws. Editor and Publisher Monroe Monilor-Transcript. i "There may be ome place in the world equal to Puget Sound, but l don't know where it is." --President Roosevelt, Everett, May 23. 1903. Northwest Washington UGET SOUND is a long journey from the east, south or middle west, but you will never be content in mak- ing a permanent home until you have beheld it and investigated the opportunities afforded in its adjacent terrl, tory. It combines the grandeur of the Swiss Alps, the Black Forest in Germany, the Spanish Mediterranean aT,d the tan- gled, luxuriant growth of the Philippines, with the cnmate and agricultural possibilities of England, Ireland, Denmark and Holland. It is the natural, most comfortable home of the temperate zone peoples. It is no more a wild, pioneer region, but a well settled district of the United States that in the years to come will teem with a population ill excess of tbe Atlantic sea- board Would you not like to be among the earlier residents --wuuld you not like to live in comfort now and in the years to come reap tremendous benelats for your present labor? Puget Sound offers you much--investigate its claims--and this little folder will tell you in particular of one section tha invites your coming with confidence that you wiU never re- gret choosing it as a home. Snohomish County NOHOMI.H COUNTY, Washington is an empire in it- self, containing 2,.500 square miles, or one and one-half times the area of the state of Delaware. It is one of the largest and richest counties in the state and comes probably being nearer self-supporting for its inhabitants and rendering them independent of the rest of the world than any like area of country to be found anywhere. The assessed valuation of the county is $38,000,000 and taxes to the amount of $1,000,000 are annvally collected for all purposes. The industries are vried, including lumbering, fishing, mining, dairying, general agriculture, manufacturing, shipping, fi'uit and berry growing. During the summer months Suohomish county is the ideal summer resort and outing place. Wild berries of all kinds grow In the greatest profusion everywhere, fishing is good, game is plentiful, and outdoor life has a greater charm than anywhere else in the severer climates. On every side the scenery is delightful, and the amateur photographer can vary his views every day. While the winter season is marked by intermittent rain, still it is well to hear in mind that the average for ten years has been only 104 cloudy days in the year--less than in most states where there is no such thing as a rainy season. To the Prospective Settler HERE is no government land left in Snohomlsh county, nor anywhere on Puget Sound, but this sesUon is with- out an equal in the United States for dairying, garden- ing, berries, poultry, hay. oat.:, potatoes, fruit, all root crops, and general farming On small areas, and it pays to buy land outright and pay present market prices for it. There is no need of irrigation here, because there are no drouths. There are no crop failures because of the even cli- mate: a ld on account of soft and climate the yields are phe- nomenally large. The growth of the towns in this section is greater than the growth of the country an account of the immense lumber- ing. fishing, mining, nanufacturing and shipping operations. This makes a market where the highest prices prevail. Take eggs averaging 35 cents per dozen, butter 37 1-2 cents per pound, poultry 18 cents per pound, milk 16 to 18 quarts for $l, the year around, and other products in proportion, and the farmer certainly has a chance to make money. There are no potato bugs, and other pests are rare. The water is especially pure and plentiful. Monroe, Snohomish County HbE city of Monroe is located at the confluence of three lg valleys--the Skykomlsh, the Snoqualmie and Woods creek--and is the trading point for the greatest amount of good agricultural land of any town on the Sound. It has a high, level,site, above all danger from freshets, ffordfng most excellent factory sites, and is a well laid out and highly improved, modern community of about 2,000 people, with an- other 1.500 residing within a very close radius on acre, five and ten acre tracts. The town has three railroads, the main lines of the Great Northern and Milwaukee and the Cherry Valley branch of the Great Northern. electric light and power, two telephone systems, good water system, a complete sewer system, finely graded streets in all portions, and sev- eral miles of cement sidewalks, good graded schools with eleven teachers, and a union high school with a cords of four instructors, wJamh ts fully accredited in all the state educa- tional institutions and for which a new $60,000 building is now being erected; churches of several different denominations. including Congregational, Methodist, Catholic, Episcopal, Nazarene and Swedish Mission, two weekly newspapers, six good hotels, two national banks, good theatersand lodges ot most of the prominent fraternal orders. It has the finest city hall in Snohomlsh county, containing municinal offices, fire department and a well-appointed public library. In fact, so far as municipal improveme,t is concerned, Monroe is ahead of many towns in the east and middle west of two or three times, or even much greater; population. Nothing is lacking i- that tends towardsthetgood[health, moral training, educa- tion, amusement or comfortable living of people who aspire constantly towards better things and who do not believe it necessary to forego any of the advantages of living in an older settled community. The country surrounding has good roads, telephoneS schools and churches, and social hails maintained through the strong grange organizations. No Bonded Indebtedness MONROE does not one cent of bonded and owe debt its levy for town purposes the coming year will be 8 1-2 mills on the assessed valuation. The total ievy for county, state and municipal purposes will be less tn 1 I-2 per cent on actual valuation. The assessed valuation this year (1910) is $551,300, a gain of $170,000 over 1909. Monroe Wants You If You come out here with the expectation of working and mak- ing yourself a living. She wants no drones--she offers no easy road to wealth--but to the intelligent, persevering citi- zen who wants to live comfortably and get ahead, she wilt return abundant reward for enei-getic effort. ONROE is a thriving, go-ahead community, with a greater freight and passenger traffic than any ether town ou the Great Northern between Spokane and Everett, that is having a faster growth than any other town of equal size In the state, and that is saying a lot. tt is doe to railroad building--two new roads being built here in 1910. & branch of the Great Northern, building from the main ll heretand the Chicago, Milwaukee , Puget Sound--and cerise- quest development in the lumbering business by reason of shipping facilities being given to hitherto inaccessible tracts of timber, and to the great advance that has been made in the past few years in dairying, small farming, poultry raising, berry growing and truck gardening. It is the ideal section of the United States for the latter industries. The government soil survey proclaims that the land in this vicinity is the best in the state and the products raised prove it. So far as actual financial return goes, ten or twenty acres of well cultivated land here will produce a rcv@nue equal to a quarter section back east. The reasons are that the yields are immeasurably greater and the con, st cities have grown faster than the couu- try has been developed, and the demand for butter, eggs, chickens, pork, veal, mutton, produce of all kinds, berries, fruits, hay and feed is lnfioitely greater than the supply, so that the market is unfailing and the prices always high. Manufacturing Institutions HE largest amount of capital and the greatest number ot men employed in this vicinity are engaged in lumber- ing and allied trades. There are eleven saw and shingle mills and seven big logging camps employing between 1,200 and l,,0 men steadily and paying out in round numbers about $120,000 monthly. The next largest industry is milk condens- lng--a plant of the Pacific Coast Condensed Milk company-- making Carnation brand--paying out monthly among the dairymen of the neighborhood from $25,000 to $30,000. h addi- tion there are a large cannery, creamery, two machine shops. steam laundry, box factory, concrete works, canvas glove factory and broom handle factory. Wantod--A furniture factory, a wood-working plant, sash and door factory, novelty works, cheese factory, brickyard, tannery, tile plant, powder factory, feed mill, paper mill, marble and granite works, florist, bottling works, and plant for utilizing wood pulp and turpentine and other wood pro- ducts. Energetic, experienced men in these lines will .be offered proper inducements for establishing themselw, s in Monroe. Write E. P. Walker, Secretary of the Monroe Com- mercial Club, Monroe, Wash. Citizenship N THE main the residents of Monroe and vicinity are na- tive-born Americans and Scandinavians. Nearly every state in the Union is represented, though chiefly they came from Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa It is a cosmopolitan population and it is very likely that you will find among its members people from your own part of the country. Only energetic, progressive, pushing people move to the west and, consequently, the citizenship is one of which any community might be proud. You will find the people friendly and sociable, and quickly find that they will judge you, not upon what you are or have been, but upon tbe record you make for yourself right here. It is an independent sec- tion of the country and every man is accorded recognition for his labor, energy and ability. Topographical EOPLE who have never lived in a mountainous and tim- bered country cannot realize fully the conditions inci- dent upon pioneer home-building on Puget Sound. Im- agine, if you can. continuous ranges of mountains, from 4,000 to 10,000 feet in height, snow-capped summer and winter, stretching along the shores of the Sound a few miles inland and to be seen at all times from the olacid waters on which you may be sanlng, and you will hae some idea of the grand- cur of the scenery. From these mountain peaks rush thun- dering waters, forcing their way resistlessly to the Sound, and affording means for the transportation of logs cut up in the mountain fastnesses. All over, the entire country was originally a forest of Douglas fir, Washington red cedar, hemlock and maple, noble trees up to twelve, fourteen, six- teen and even eighteen feet in diameter, 200 and 250 feet in height. From this tremendous wealth of timber, Washing- ton. for many years to come, win be enabled to garner annual- ly from the rest of the world many. many millions of dollars. But when the timber is logged-off, as it is now in quite ex- tensive areas close to tbe waterfront, there remains a vista of stumps and fallen logs that makes home-making seem a hope- less task to the casual observer. But it Is not. This land, cleared and cultivated, is the most productive land to be found in the United States. It is well worth the effort of hand and horse labor, the powder expended and the use of the donkey engine to subdue it, and tt is thin proven fact that makes it stand at a valuation of $20 to $50 an acre uncleared as when first cut. Cleared it is worth from $150 to $P,50 an care and it produces a big interest on that valuation. The land is not being cleared fast, but steadily, and the man who buys twenty or thirty acres of it and the first year clears an acre or two and braids a home, who is willing to work part of the year at the munificent wages offered for all kinds of labor, will find in the course of a few years that he has se- cured for himself and his family a home that means absolute freedom and independence, and that is starting him well on the road to affluence. Climate OW do you like to think of green pastures the year around and roses blooming from March to December? The close proximity of ocean and mountains means a temperate climate all the year through, with mild, soft rains continulug through the winter season. It is rarely much be- low the freezing point in the winter nor above 75 or 80 in the summer, and the nights always afford cool, refreshing sleen. You do not need to spend all you made in the summer to keep warm in the winter, and there is no summer heat that will make you complain. Living in Monroe you are close to na- ture, with the timber right at hand, the mountains ucarby, and the magnificent rivers giving you better fishing than you ever dreamed of before. Snoqualmie Valley HE finest valley for agricultural purposes bordering on Puget Sound is the Snoqualmle river valley, stretching for thirty-five miles south from Monroe. On account of poor transportation faciliti0s this valley has had slow devel- opment, but it is well settled for its entire length, and now. with the building of two railroads, the branch line of the Oro't Northern running to Toll and the C. M. & P. S. as the C., M. & St. P. is knou n on the coast, coming straight through with its main lie seeking tidewater at Everett, Monroe is made the basic point of supply for the valley, and its develop- ment will go on with leaps and bounds. Several new and promising townsites have been laid out, touched by both railroads, and they afford opportunities to men seeking retail business locations which Mouroe does not very well, on ac- count of the fact hat practically every line of busiuess is well represented here. If you wish to engage in the retail business you had better write for specific information or come and look the field over yourself. Running back from the valley east to the Forfst Reserve is the biggest body of standing timber yet remaining in the state, and with the building of the railroads already several now saw and shingle mills have been constructed and many more win be installed. The vaney land is the most fertile dairy district in the state and the sidehills and benehlaud, as it is all around here, cannot be beat for raising hay. potatoes, produce of any kind. berries and fruit. While tills land is being cleared and put under cultivation, the timber industry insures contiuued prosperity and makes it eertaio that Mon- roe and vicinity will continue its rate of growth steadily for years to come. Horticulture ONROE has the largest berry farm in the state, sixty acres aU devoted to berry raising, and shipp ng hun- dreds of cases daily during the smnmer season to eastern points. Other berry farms are also being developed lu a way to make Monroe kuown as a center for berry raising. Nearly all kinds of fruits grow well and in the years to come all the upland sidehins will be covered with orchards. On account of the prolific growth, this land is the small farmer's paradise. By the use of careful methods he can reap many fold for his labor from any[crop of berries, fruit, garden pro- duee. hay, wheat, oats, barley or any of the forage foods. He n raise all he wants for himself, his cows and stock, and have plenty left to sell at prices that insure him a good profit on everything he has. Dairying HE development of the dairy industry is one of the greatest achievements of Monroe. The adjacent valleys are the ideal dairy spot of the world, and the well-kept farms uumber many herds of purebred Jersey and Holstein cows that are rapidly making their Owners rich. Dairying has a.lways been followed here since the days of the earliest settlers but its great advance has bcc.u nladc within the past two years, coincident with the building of a big milk con- densing plant. This plant was secured by the efforts of tile CommereialiCluh, which.body raised $6.000 in,three days with which to buy a,site. The plant was built at a cost of $70.1D0 and is now condensing the milk from 5,000 or 6.000 cowsQand shipping.the product, several carloads a week, to all parts Of the country. The price paid for milk,ranges from $1.45 per hundred for four pet' cent milk in the summer to $i 85 in the winter. The plant affords a constant market for all tile milk the ranchers can raise and takes it with the least handling or trouble. In addition there is a creamery turning out a thousand pounds of butter a week, and large shipments of creanl at'e made to nearby cities The possibilities aud financial reward for the expert dail.yInau are tlnlitnited. There are a number of Swiss tlltl ]ollandel'S--the best (llth'yn]en in the world--among the ratlchtrs and good lnethods art iu vogue, bill there is lots of roortl, its it is estimated that not more than fifteen per Cellt of t.he available dairy land in this vicinity is at present ut lized. Figure out in your own mind the monthly pay checks for milk or cream, ranging from $10 to 15 per cow, for herds numbering from a dozen to sixty or seventy head, and you will get some idea of the tinaucial return. Facts From a Farmer N A letter from Mr. C. J. Stuart, horticulturist, of Monroe, to Mr. E. C. Leedy. GenerM Immigration Agent, St. Paul, published in the Great Northern Bulh!tin, he says: "Grasses, grains, root, tree and bush fruits grow to per- feetiou aud yield large, never-failing crops. Timothy aud clover average four toils per acre, and the Irladows Call be pastured during the fall and winter and in the spring until the first of April. Wheat produces from 45 to 75 bushels, oats from 80 to lb0 bushels per acre; potatoes yield from l0 to 15 tons and sell from $1S.00 to $30.00 per tonl "' Washington State Reformatory THIS is an institution of which Monroe is very proud. It was located here through the efforts of the Commer- cial Club and is expendhlg annually in construction work about a quarter of a million dollars, and will coutinue to do so for about ten yetrs to eoille. It is beiug constructed under the superintendency of Mr. Cleon B. Roe and iv already regarded throughout the country as takiug a most adwmced position in haudling and redeeming young criminals and first term men. The reform,).tory is being built to accommodate 1,000 inmates and will furnish positions, when completed, for 100 employees. Monroe Commercial Club HE livellest and most progressive bunch of business men banded together ill any small coinnlunity ill the country comprise its membership, and tile way they have worked and are working together is the real caose for the rapid growth of Monroe and the development of the sur- rounding country. The Monroe Commercial Club is known by reputatiou all over the Northwest and is recognized as an organization that is constantly working and going after tilings while similar bodies ill other towos are sleeping. This body is at your service It wiU supply you with ally lnforma- tiou desired and will help you here to find the vocation you want and help you to get started right. Whether you come as a laboring man. agriculturist or capitalist, with means to luvest in busiuess or mauufacturing, or farolillg or timber lands, the Monroe Commercial Club will help you, and the services of its entire membership are at your command by writing " E.P. WALKER. Secretary. Monroe. Wash "Write today. Opportunity waits for no man. If you are dissatisfied where you are and seek a pleas:tilter, more com- fortable home, where the chances of success are greater, do not hesitate, but come to Monroe. The opportunity for in- vestmeut or location can't be beat. Monroe Staltds ready to do her part. IT'S UP TO YOU SOME 01= WASHINGTON'S WONGERFUL APPLES, Exhibits like the one pictured here will be seen at the Washington Stats Fair at North Yakima, Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. The Washington apple is world famous. No other state grows such wonderful crops of the king of fruits. The Washington apple is a dream--a dream fulfilled. It is a blessing and a benediction. It is a beauty beyond adequate description. Its skin 5as the delicate tints of a blushing maiden's cheek. In form it is plump and perfect, like a naiad glowing from her bath. It is health embodied in tangible, con- crete shape. It is delight made captive. It Is Joy ensphered. It Is fragrance, purity, wholesomeness combined. The Washington apple is the edition de luxe of the worhl's favorite fruit, bound in rose and gold and pink and piebald skin of silk and satin. The annual edition of the Washington apple is all six of the world's best sellers bound in one volume, and its contents are fit food for men and gods. Notice Notice is hereby given that the registration books will be open to registration at Mansfield's drug store, within all reasonable hours, until and including Tues- day, October 18Ih, 1910, and that on and after Wednesday. October 19th, 1910, until and including Tuesday, November 8h, 1910, the registration books will be closed in accordance with lhe state law which requires that the registra. tion books shall be closed for twenty days immediately preced- ing elections. WH1T H. CLARK, Town Clerk Call for Bids Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the undersigned up to Oct" 15, 1910, for fifteen ricks of taenty inch wood to be delivered at the school house at Roosevel on or before Nov. 19. 19101 Right is [reserved to reject any r all bids. JAMES S. HOLMES Clerk S2itoo_l Disk .No- 52. Neuralgia of the face, shoul- t der, hands, or feet requires a powerful remedy that will pene- trate the flesh. BALLARD'S SNOW LINIMENT possesses that power. Rubbed in where the pain is felt is all that is nec- essary to relieve suffering and restore normal conditions. Price 25c, 50c and $1"00 per bottle. Sold by W. E. Mansfield. The ff In ffarington. The spelling ot the ancient name ffarington with the small "'iT" t,nn(1 In old manuscripts ls merely the reign tion ot the old form ot capntal "le.'" Deeds ot conveyam.e In the time ot George II. and Ill recite. "'George oi Great Britain ffrance and Ireland King," etc. The form ('enid not there- fore be due to lguorance, as has been said. for in days when gentlemen ot estate were gentlemen of quality suoh a spelllng In deeds could hardly arise from lack ot a Rnowledge ot spelling. The ffaringtons of Wordon Hall. Lan- cashire, preter, like several other well Known families, Including the ffolkes and ffrenches, to retatn the archaic capital "'ft." The family trace their descent tram Hugo de Meolls, who came to England with the Conqueror. and they have heeu asso(,laled tot' generations with lhe court, army and I church and with public life.--London Court Journal. A Persian Hotel. Some years ago an effort was made to establish a Eilropean hotel at the Junction of the two most traveled roads of Persta. Each room of this ho- tel contained some articles which | at least have never found In any hotel in either Europe or America. Among them were a nightcap, a hairbrush and a toothbrush. Perhaps it was on account ot this extravagance that the scheme failed. An American mlinn- ary as he was leaving this hote! one morning was asked hy a servant what he had done with the hotel hairbrush This dignified man in clerical attire with iris wife and children was pre- vented from leuving the hotel until it was ascertalued that he had spoken the trutb when he said that he threw the brush under the bed to scare away a caL--Mrs. Colquhoun In Los Angeles Times. Full Penalty. Mrs. Peckem--Benry, what punish-] ment should be meted out to a man ] who proposes to a woman and then J refuses to marry her? Peekem--He should be compelled to marry her.--] Exchange. . 1 THE LADIES OF THE MACCABEES OF THE WORLD IS ON THE STAUNCH SHIP "ADEQUATE RATES" The above illustration shows in a graphic manner the danger of "cheap rates" for fraternal orders. Every year on cheap rates means added cost for the future. The hinter the delay the higher the cost of re-adjustment. The Ladies of the Maccabees of the World, which will hold a rally in Monroe Octo- ber 11, was the first woman's order to adopt rates adequate to meet promised benefits, open tables for old and new members recommended by Mr. Abb Lan- dis, actuary, Its reserves, safely invested in municipal bonds, now exceeds $4,300,000.00. The interest accruing to this fund already exceeds $160,000.00 annually. By its courageous and progressive management it has blazed the way for other orders to follow. For it, s enterprise and strong financial stand- ing it deserves the confidence and respect of those who desire safe protection for their homes at no future increased cost lo its members. All the NEWS in the MONITOR-TRANSCRIPT i %