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THE MONROE MONITOR -x CONSOLIDATED WITH THE MONROE INDEPENDENT JANUARY 5, 1923 TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR MONROE, SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON--FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1925 NUMBER 33 ii } q BUSINESS MEN'S RAIDS BOOZE JOINT 00onroes li.uor00ispeo00ary I00IUUIIP00I |,|[1|,|| las the PaYee Hippo, operated by one aurorA! va, a* Harry Arensbach, and in active oper- ation for some time, was raided Tues- day evening about 8 o'clock by S. B. Rotarians From Everett Pres-IMoore, town marshal, who drafted J. G; Schmidt, E. L. Purdy, Bob Thomas ent at Festive Board, And Elucidated The Aims, Ob- jects And Plan of Rotary. The weekly luncheon of the busi- ness men of Monroe was held Tues- day noon at the Savoy Cafe, with the following members present: Mayor Bascom, C. L. Barlow, J. I. Hopper, T. P. Randal, Cecil Bennett Dr. Payne, Dr. Zaremba, Dr. AUison T. C. Cromwell, and guests of the occasion W. R. Conner and E. B. Townsend of Everett. After a very appetizing and generous serving and' the due appropriation thereof, the meeting was turned over to the last two gentlemen mentioned, who came to Monroe in the interest of the Ev- erett Rotary club and the possible establishing of a branch club in Mon- roe. Mr. Townsend spoke first on the subject during which time he set forth the aims and objects of Rotar- ianism, the spread it had made in a few years and the good it was doing and that from a very small beginning in Chicago a few years ago it has grown to be an international affair; that it is very strong on the Pacific coast and is doing a fine work of enlightening an8 socializing the mem- bership thereof. W. R. Conner fol- lowed with further enlightening re- marks along other features of this organization. The following quota- tions used by Mr. Conner in his talk taken from a prominent member of the club, resident in an eastern city, better than anything else that we might say, presents the fine motif of this society, planned and conducted for mutual benefit. "Why I Am a Rotarian" 1. Because I desire to be up-to- date in my relations with my fellow men. 2. Because it broadens my views and enlarges my sympathies, thus reacting on my home anc social life. 3. Because it enlarges my circle 'of worth-while friends. 4. Because it gives me a better knowledge of the business methods and practices of the wide.-awake, for- ward-looking business interests, and is therefore an education along these lines. 5. Because it gives me an oppor- tunity to find myself and take my own measure by comparison with other men. 6. Because it is composed of a group of men where sentiment in business is not scoffed at. 7. Because it is an organization of clean, wholesome, upstanding, straight shooting red-blooded men. Following adjournment there were short, informal talks among the members present and' the visiting gentlemen and there is no doubt but what the matter will be duly consid- ered and likely favorably acted upon in behalf of such a club being or- ganized here. MURPHIES FROM MURPHIESVILLE The following is taken from the Snohonish column of fthe Everett Herald of a few days ago and which would indicate that the dutch town of Snohomish is going Irish at a rapid pace, and would evidently soon change its name to correspond with the general conditions, especially in the realm of spuddom, as the story which follows would at least justify. As to the size of the spuds, James Bur- ton, Snohomish's premier insurance man, will testify, and he is an honor- able man. The editor of this great family organ can vouch for size of these mammoths of Irish ancestry, and Mr. Burton's statement should be able to stand for the balance: "Several potatoes of extraordinary size are on exhibit in the window of the Herald office." These potatoes,,, known as the "White Elephants, were grown by Gerhardt Tuengel on his ranch two and one-half miles south of Snohomish. They were high- land grown with no irrigation and in digging them, Mr. Tuengel found that the average weight was two and one- half pounds apiece, five of them weighed twelve and one-half pounds and" 36 of these spuds were found under one hill. They have been found to be par excellent for general cook- ing purposes." T1Te Monitor is hoping that some hustling ranchers hereabouts will please come to the fore with some- thing that wil beat the dutchman. Little Hearts Made Glad A heavily laden truckload of pro- visions of various kind, s was taken to the Everett orphanage a few days ago. This fine collection of good things was contributed under the aus- pices of the members of the Tualco Grange and hauled to Everett by Jas. Hatch, free of charge. Nothing was omitted from this collection of eat- ables, which included a fine lot of canned goods of the real homemade variety. Mr. Hatch and the Tualeo folk did this fine bit of business up brown. They are to be congratulated on such splendid service. .;.- P. T. A. Meeting A parent-teacher meeting will be held Thursday evening at eight o'clock November 5th, and will be known as Dad's night There will be a speaker from Everett. The community sing- ing will be led b.v Mrs. Artie Kelly, music by the eighth grade boys and girls. Refreshments will be served. and E. T. Bascom as deputies in the search upon a warrant issued out of the police court of the city. In this seizure some three or four dozen bot- tles of alleged liquor, full bottles and bottles partly filled were taken, also a lot of empty bottles and other con- tainers, corks, and other equipment that usually goes with a joint of this kind. Arensbach was placed' under a $300 cash bond to appear at one o'clock today (Friday) before Police Judge Gustin to answer to the charge as above and what additional charges may be made. The closing of this joint will be quite an inconven- ience to patrons who/doubtless will be fully accomodated elsewhere in Monroe. The place of Arensbach's operations was the upstairs section of the frame building next door east of the Monitor. PACKING HOUSE BURNS SATURDAY NIGHT The big packing house of the J. G. Robinson lettuce farms burned to a total loss Thursday night of last week. It was about eight o'clock when the fire alarm in Monroe was turned in ardi the department pro- ceeded in the fire truck post haste. The blaze was too deeply rooted for their efforts to prevail and' the build- in g and contents, which means con- siderable loss to this firm, were com- pletely demolished. The origin of the fire seems to be unknown. Harvest Home Supper Auspiced by the members of the Monroe Grange, the harvest home supper, which is an establishedl an- nual event, was held in the Grange hall last Thursday evening. There was a very fine attendance, about 200 being present, to participate in the delicious' chicken dinner prepared by the ladies of the Grange. and which wa all that the gastronomic longings of the most epicurean taste could de- sire. Following this feast came the following program finely rendered: Piano and violin duet--The Denney sister. Recitation--Nedra Williams. Piano solo--Irene Dahlgren. Read'ing--Mrs. A. B. Sprau. Piano solo--Mrs. Albert Steffen. Recitation--Miss Elnore Larson. A grand dance followed to music by the Crockett-Buss orchestra, which lasted until about midnight. The members of the Grange, especially the ladies thereof, are delighted with the fine patronage of the people of town and country at this fine social event and thank them most heartily for their presence with them on this occasion. VALUE OF BETTER DAIRY SIRES All Indications Among Dairy- men Denote Desire For Bet- ter Blood  High Priced Demand The Best. As an indication of the value of etter dairy sires is brought out by the fact that practically every dairy- men, who has used a purebred h,gh producing sire is always willing to buy another, and each time he wants one a little, bit better. Thi is the opinioR of Mr. Fred Jenner, Guernsey breeder of the Oso community. As proof of his opinion, Mr. Jenner points out the sale of Jenora Paragon of Mr. C. D. Hillis of the Cicero com- munity. 'Mr. Hillis has kept pure- bred Guernsey bulls for a number of yearn, and this is the second one we have sold him," says Mr. Jenner. Jenora Paragon's dam was Jenora Goldie, recently sold by Mr. Jenner to a Honolulu buy_er. Jenora Golde was sired by Masher's May King of Dellwood, and out of Little Diamonds Rose, with two records of 561 pounds of butterfat in Class AA. Paragon was sired by. Regent's May King of Dellwood, a sire with many high producing cows in his ancestors. Livestock men, and especially dairymen of the county will be inter- ested to know that the dates for judging the different breeds of dairy cattle have been fixed at the Pacific International Livestock Exhibition to be held at Portland, Oct. 31-Nov. 7. Mr. Robert Scoville of Conn.. will begin judging the Guernsey exhibits on Tuesday, Nov. 3, nd on the same day Mr. W. S. Moscry of Wisconsin, will begin placing the ribbons on the Holsteins. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the judging of Jerseys, Brown Swiss and Ayrshires will begin. Mr. R. C. Costerhuis, of Wisconsin,. will judge the Ayrshires. Much prize winning stock is coming from the east. A special train of 23 cars will bring rize winning dairy and beef cattle horses, sheep, swine, and other live- stock for the livestock show. The sales will start on Wednesday when the Guernseys will be offered, and on Thursday the Jersey breecters will sell their entries: on Friday the Holsteins will be sold and on Satur- day the Ayrshires will be in the sales ring. ARNOLD Z. SIVrITH, County Agent. Spokane council apnroves budget for more than $1,500,000. FUNERAL OF RALPH E. BIRDI Well-Known Monroe Man Held Here Monday And Burial Made In I. O. O. F. Cemetery Rev. Raymond Officiating. The very sudden death of Ralph E. Bird, well known Monroe man, on Friday, Oct. 23, while at work in the woods for the Andron Logging Co., of Darrington, has brought forth a general sorrow because of his un- timely taking off and' because of the generous, whole-souled and manly fellow that he was. The accident hapvened at about the close cf the day's work, by a log rolling off the train on which he was braking, killing him almost instantly. The funeral was held in the Purdy & Sons parlors, Monday, Oct. 26, at 11 o'clock, Rev. P. H. Raymond, from Mount Vernon, officiating, who spoke very nicely and most feelingly and in a beautiful eonsoling manner. The musieal numbers were sung by Mrs. Selwood with an aceompaniment by Mrs. Ellsworth Purdy. The pal!- bearers were seven in number and inelud'ed Elmer M. Stephens, Win. Hobson, R. J. Scott, John Hagan, Eu- gene Ford. Arehie Ross, Win. Butler. Deceased was a native of Vancou- ver, Washington, had lived in and near Monroe for about thirty years. He is survived !by his wie, his mother, one brother, Charles. and sis- ters, Marry, Lilly and Alice. He leaves a host of mourners among the eople of Monroe and vicinity espee- ially among those heroic band of woodsmen who. as Mr. Raymond' said in his funeral address, are heroes of peace, real heroes who, day b.v day take their lives in their hands be- cause of the great hazards of the oc- cupation they follow. There was a ]arre congregation, the floral tributes beautiful indeed and the last cere- monial for Ralph most edifying and consolin to a very superlative de- gree. The interment was made in I. O. O. F. cemetery, Monroe. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bird and fam- ily has been for some time in Seattle. OPEN SESSION BY THE L. O. O. M. The Monroe Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose will hold an open session next Monday in their rooms in the I. O. O. F. hall to which the public is very cord'ially invited to attend. This event will be in honor of "Yrooseheart Day," which is an occa- sion observed' annually by the order. A very interesting program is being arranged for presentation and those who attend will find it a most educat- ing and entertaining event, well worth attend;.ng and to which adnission is wholly free and a real welcome thrown in for good measure. Monroe Boy Scouts The meeting of troop one of the Monroe Boy Scouts on last Wednes- day evening, was a very interesting one to all those who were present. Promptly at 7:30 assembly was called, and a short speech of welcome was ad'dressed to G. H. Bevenee, by Scout Hilary Naegelen. Mr. Bevensee, who is the assistant scoutmaster of the troop, and also Monroe's representa- tive on the camping committee for the Snohomish county Boy Scouts, has been away from Monroe working in the apple harvest for about six weeks, and returned' to Monroe only last Saturday. Other interesting things taken up included the regular patrol meetings and a special, program given by the scouts consisting of readings and stor.. ies of a varied nature, and songs. Many of the boys have alread re- registered for the next year in the troop, which promises to be much more interesting than the one past. Plans'for the early winter Thanksgiv- ing Camp are nearly, completed', and the bys are beginning to look for- ward to this event with great antici- pation, for it is to be another occasion for the boys to put into practice the many things they have learned about Scouting. DiVorce Day in Everett Seven interlocutory dieorve decrees were granted in superior court Mon- day, before court closed for the day. Wanda McDonald, was granted an interlocutory decree from James L. McDonald on grounds of cruelty; Lucy Welker from R. H. Welker, non-sup- port and personal indignities; J, M. Carver from Minnie Carver, cruelty; Tillie Gordon from John H. Gordon, non-support; Leita Dolson from Will- iam A. Dolson, non-support; Amelia Rominger from Ray Rominger, non- support; and' Eva Cain from Cecil W'esley Cain on grounds of non-sup- port and cruelty. So runs the world: away. Paid Costs on Minor Count G. L. Snyder, 60, of Monroe, was booked, at the county jail, Saturday on a charge of provoking an assault. C. B. Livensparker is said to be Com- plainant. The defendant is out of !custody on $100 cash bail. The of- fense is said to have taken place on October 19th. The above i$ from the Everett Herald, which gives the fol- l>wing report of the trial---Snyder pleaded guilty to the charge of pro- voking an assault when arraigned in justice court (Everett) Monday after- noon, and was assessed the costs of the procedure. Judge Andrew John- son presided. DUVALL DOCTOR DIES SUDDENLY DEPUTIES TAKEN BUILT FOR "HAVOC" Westwood, California, took on a FOR HEN ROBBERS decidedly martial air during the mak- ing of the William Fox screen version of "Havoc," which opens at the Men- Dr. C. B. Strang, Well Known roe Theatr Monday, Nov. 2. A com- tlete army encampment known as Physician, Found Dead I1q Camp Lee and named after Director Rowland V. Lee was built under the His Bed Saturday Morning direction of Colonel Everett Ford, Last--Body Taken East. Dr. C. B. Strang, of Duvall, passed away very suddenly last Friday night, !Oct. 23, or early Saturday morning of the fallowing day, for when calle by his wife t arise there was no response, and upon investigation, she found that he was dead. The cause of death assigned by an autopsy held last Saturday by the coroner of King county, and Dr. Gunther, of Seattle, was a rupture of the spleen and the consequent infection which followed. The accident uon which his was consequent occurred on the date of August 31st, while Dr. Strang was making a professional call. It seems he was shortcutting from the highway to the house of a patient, and had to cross a narrow but deep ravine upon a log; he slipped and went down about twenty feet, and in this manner the injury inflicted which caused his death. He complained from time to time since then about how poorly he was feeling, but man- aged to be about his professi.onal du- ties. His father, J. G. Strang, now in his 80th J year, came out from Alex- andria, Minn, to visit with him and he, on the evening before his death. went over that experience with him and what he feared had' happened. The remains were taken to Minn- eapolis, Minn.. Tuesday morning vi: the Great Northern, fr burial, ac- companied by his wife and his father. The funeral will be held today (Fri- day) and the burial made in Lake- wood cemetery. Mrs. Strang expects t. return within a few wees to Du- vall to remain for a short time at leas. Deceased' was a native of Alexan- dria, Minnesota, was in his 56th year, bad been a medical practitioner in Duval about six mcnth, coming there from Lemmon, S. D., and was doing a very fine business. He was an alumnus of the Uvversity of Minnesota, and from which institu- tion he had earned several degr_es, among hem that of M. . His brother. Dr. D. M. Strung, resides at Wenstebee, and another brother is Dr. C. C. Strang. of St. Paul. An- other relative of the family, Mrs. Mc- Abey. from Cottage Grove, Oregon, came to attend' the serwce here. BRIEFS FROM THE WASHINGTON U. University of Washington, Seattle. --The honorary degree of doctor of laws was conferred on President Henry Suzzallo of the University of Washington, Friday, October 15, by the UniversWy of British Columbia Vancouver, B. C. Dr. Suzzallo was the only America accorded this honor. Honorary de- grees were conferred at the same time upon six distinguished Canad- runs, including Sir Arthur Currie, commanding general of the Canadian forces during the world war, and now principal of McGill University at Montreal. The conferring of degrees was in connection with the inaugural of the University of British Columbia's new buildings and site at Point Grey. re- resenting an investment of $3.500,000. Reuresentatives of 72 universities and colleges of the English speaking na- tions were present at the ceremonies. Dr. Suzzallo already held the de- gree of doctor of laws from the Uni- versity of California. as well as the degree of Rector of philosophy from Columbia University. Of 4417 students at the University of Washington who gave their relig- ious preferences for statistics com- piled recently, only one expressed himself as being an avowed athiest. Twenty-five religions were represent- ed by the whole group, according to these statistics. A survey of the clam resources of Puget Sound was carried out this summer for the state department of fishieries by Harold' W. Nightengale, instructor in the college of fisheries at the University of Washington. The purpose of this work was to study scientifically the species of clams commercially abundant in Puget Sound, the localities in which they thrive, and the means of maintaining their future supply. veteran of the 91st Division, U. S. A. and Major Harold Harcourt, late of the "Princess Pat" Canadian regi- men:. The camp was constructed to take care o three hundred Canadian, Eng- lish and Scotch veterans who worked in the big battle sequences of the picture. Four barracks were erected, housing eight platoons of troops and a field kitchen, with complete mess equipment, under the supervision of an ex-mess sergeant of the Canadian army provided the food for the men. Officers' quarters, Commissary De- partnent and Quartermaster Corps quarters with a medical.unit cam- the outfit. The camp was built under the supervision of ex-army en- gineers. Rigid military dfscipline prevailed throughout the making of the war sequences, which required nearly a month. A military guard was placed around Camp Lee and all curious trespassers were challenged. The strict adherence to discipline which nrevailed may be illustrated by the fact that Ben Jackson, business man- ager of the William Fox Studios, was challerged and turned away one night. George O'Brien is featured in the screen version of "Havoc." Others in the cast are Madge Bellamy, Wal- ter McGrail, Margaret Livingston, Dvid Butler, Leslie Fenton, Harvey Clark, Wade Boteler and Eulalie Jensen. DUV,ALL ATHLETE IS PENN. STAR In the sports pages of the Seattle P.-I. of Monday last is a football story by Grautland Rice, telling :f the grand carrys the Pennsylvania state football team made at Chicago Saturday last. In this review of what may well be called a football classic, Rice has this to say of Jesse Douglas, of Duvall, Wash., among others of what may be termed heroic mention: "Only a great football team could have passed and' handled a wet ball as Penn did, including the long pass from Rogers to Thayer that netted 50 yards and' a touchdown, including here both the pass and the unchecked gallop through the miry turf. It was a magnificent exhibition of open field play under weather conditions that would have wrecked the confi- dence of any but a high-grade com- bination that had found' its soul, and knew its strength. "Pensylvania showed the strength of its reserve force. Sieraskin, a star tackle, was injured early, but when Hake and Pike came to the line there was no sign of weakening. And when Douglas followed Fields later On in the game he was one of the best backs on the field, a fast, hard running wanderer, who held' his feet well agnst hard tackling and a muddy start." Evangelistic Meetings Two young men, C. E. Butterfield and S. L. Davis, evangelists of Ever- ett, will hold service in the Mission Hall on Madison and Columbia Sts., Monroe, commencing Sunday, Novem- ber 1st, at 2 p m., and in the evening at 7:30 and every evening during the week except Monday. Special music and singing will be rendered. We heartily invite and' welcome the peo- ple of Monroe to these services, es- the young people of the high school. We also expect Rev. Burn- side, returned missionary from China, with us next week some time. A good and blessed time is expected. Our only aim is to help the people of Monroe to a deeper Christian exper- ience and a higher standard of living. We crave the prayers of all God's chilcren.--J. D. Buller, Pastor. Camp Fire Girls The Tawasi Camp Fire Girls gave their annual Hallowe'en party last Saturday evening in the Sunday school room of the Methodist church. Each Camp Fire Girl brought a girl not belonging to the group, as her guest. Old fashioned games were played, Hallowe'en fates were found and' for- tune telling made the evening pass quickly. Eileen Cared was general chairman and Alberta Fuller had charge of the very fine refreshments served after the games. Friday evening of last week, Mrs. Streeter was hostess to the Tocmetone NEW STAGE DEPOT Camp Fire Girls. rs. Hiekman, of IN SNOHOMISH Preston, was the honor guest. Before i leaving Monroe several months ago, i The space in the New Brunswick Mrs. Hickman had been guardian of l hotel building occupied by the Sol the Tocmetone group. * $ $ Duc Oil comuany has been leased for Work is progressing very nicely on a number of years to William Piney the finishing of the Camp Fire Girls and K. M. Oliver, who will have charge of the waiting room for the Index Stages, Inc. The new stage terminal will open November 1. The waiting room will be heated from September to June, hot water, rest rooms provided and comfortable seats. The terminal will be open from 6:30 a. m. to 11 p. m. The New Brunswick hotel has completed an electric sign at a cost of $600. A marquee which will be lighted and will extend well to the curb will be erected at once.--:-.Snohomish-Everett News. house. The greatest part of the work in the future will be on the interior of the building;-- . The Woyah Camp Fire Girls of M.onroe met at Mrs. Hug's room in the grade school. They nominated officers and discussed one of the laws of the Camp Fire which is "Seek Beauty." The following members were present 'Harriet Rosenschweig, A'da Asher, Marian Breniser, Jane Billings. Ella Cook. Kathryn Lobdell, Grace Camp and the guardian, Mrs. Huff. Wenatchee--Cold storage capacity Willapa harbor shipped 18,000,000 of this district is 1200 cars greater feet of lumber and 875,000 shingles than a year ago. during September. Raymond--Machinery brought in Wenatchee---Apph shipments pass for cotract work on Raymond-Aber- 6,000 car mark, 1500 cars more than deen highway, at same time last year. James Myrick, Deputy Sheriff, Has Gun Thrust Against Him By Farmer Who Thor He Was A Chicken Thief. A search on the Pete Bassi farm two miles south of Monroe across the Snohomish river did not reveal any liquor, but furnished Deputies James E. Myrick, John McCuiioch and Willo iaraYoungbiood, and especially Dep- uty Myriek, with plenty of excite- ment. The seareh was made last Monday night about 7 o'clock. "We were searching the barn where we founct an outfit of Bussi' once Retire," aid Deputy ?,',:rick "[ was alone in the barn, looking thi::gs over with my flashlight, when Bussi jumped out of the hay and stuck rifle against my ribs and said he was going to sheet. "While he was talking Johnny Mc- Culloch came in another door and Bus- si turned his head long enough for me to grab him by the throat and throw him on his back. I choked him some, and' we took the gun away from him. "It didn't amount to much, though of course I didn't know the gun wasn't loaded," declared Deputy Myrick. Bussi is an old offender, having served 60 d'ays in the county jail following conviction in the February. court term on a liquor possession charge, the officers say. No moon- shine was found on his place, though some apparatus found in a root cel- lar looked "queer" to the officers. "No, we didn't arrest him." said Deputy Myrick, "but we took his gun away from him." The weapon is a 25-20 Winchester carbine. Bussi explained his war-like actions by telling the officers that chicken thieves had been bothering him.--Ev- crett News. CITY DADS MEET IN REGULAR SESSION The Monroe Town Ceucil met in regular session last Wednesday eve- ning with the following in attend'ance: Mayor Bascom, City Clerk E. L. Pur- dy, Councilmen E. H. Streissguth, W. W. Cook, C. B. Hysom and Claude Faulds, an. E. L. Klein, legal advisor from Snohomish. The following vis- itors were aIso in attendance: Leslie Main, T. P. Randal, Fred Monroe, town marshal Moore and police judge C. E. Gustin. The minutes of the meeting of Oct. 14th read' and same approved. A call for committee re- ports brought the ordinance commit- tee to the to,re with a proposed licensa ord.inance to govern licenses for ve- hicles of all kinds in the business of moving passengers and freight for hire within the city limits of the town of Monroe., There was quite a discussion on the merits of this pro- posed measure which was read by the clerk with the result that further ac- tion thereon be held over for a later meeting, each member of the council furnished with a copy thereof, and same to be studied out by the coun- cilmanic body, referred back to the legal department collaborating with i the ordinance and license committees. Mr. Monroe was on the floor in be- half of right to construct a sewer to connect the new home he' is construc- ting with the city sewer. A permit was granted him to go ahead under direction of the engineering depart- ment and the plumber inspector with such construction and at a later data be relieved of certain of the expenses of such construction. This privilege was granted in order that work on his building may not be delayed. Leslie Main, assistant fire chief, spoke to the council or changes made in by- laws of the department, changing the rheeting nights of the department members to the first and third Tues- days of the month and also that the words "fire truck" be inserted in the proper place therein to make con- fortuity of text with the new equip- ment, all of which was authorized by council. Following bills were allowed: Camp-Riley Drug Co., sundry articles .................................... $ 4.00 Monroe Monitor, publishing ordinance and notice for treasurer .................................. 3.00 The town clerk was authorized to issue notice to closing election regis- tration books, notice of date of elec- tion and publication of the various offices to be filled by such election. It was also the sense of the council that the voting machine be used in this election to be held Dec. 8th, that the entire city be consolidated into one voting unit and the place o such election be the police chambex of the city hall building. John MeI- dal was appointed inspector of said election, Leslie Main and. Mrs. Chas. Crowhy judges thereof and the in- spector empowered to appoint two clerks to assist. A motion by Cook, seconded by Faulds that the mayor be appointed a committee to investi- gate the possibilities of better light- ing facilities for the city, the present contract expiring September 1, 1926. The water situation was a matter of discussion at which time the going out of the Woods Creek dam was re- orted to c.uncil; that repairs are ta be made thereon. It was also re- ported by the chair that humping has had to be resorted to recently to keep the water supply for fire protection and other purposes at a normal stage. Adjourn o Friday, Nov 6th, at 8 o'c,:: ,:,. Ridfrefield--Cntrat let for Wash- ougal bridge, to cost $42,098.