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t • . .. Monroe Independent, A. W. REARDON, Publisher. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT MONROE, WASH. THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE COUNTY AND LOCAL GRANGES Entered as second-class matter January 27. 1912. at the postoffice at Monroe.Wash- ington, under the act of March 3. 1879. The Only Democratic News. paper in Snohomish County. d • ¢ OALLYING ANO BLUNOEBING That very able Englishman, Lord Northcltffe. calls his countrymen to task for delays, mismanagement and disunion, and other defdcts in their I managemen.t of the war, which in the light of events, of what has hapened, seem to be very much the truth. This open letter to Premier George is not intended as much of a criticism as it is an appeal fora change 'in the gen- eral plan of things. He says: "Returning after five• months spent in the virile at~nos.phere of the United States and Canada, I find that, while these two countries are proceeding with their war preparations with a fervor and enthusiasm little under- stood on this side of the Atlantic; while the United States instantly put into o[aeration conscliptlon oyer whch we wobbled for two years and is mak- ing short work of sedition mongers; while Canada already has given such proofs of thoroughness as the diS- franchisement of conscientious objec- tors and the denaturalizatior~ of all enemy aliens naturalized within the last fifteen years; while we for our part, are asking immense sacrifices from these ,peoples, there still are in office here those who dally with such urgent questions as that, of un,ity of war control, eradication of sedition, mobilization of the ~thole man and woman power of the country and the introduction, of compulsory .food ra- tions. "May I also take this opportunity of giving warning about our relations with that great people~ from whom I come• We have had the tragedy ,of Russia. due partly to lack of Allied prapaganda to counteract .that of the Germans. We have had the tragedy of italy, largely due to th~it same enemy propaganda. We have had the trage- dies of JS,er, bia, Rumania and Monte- negro. There is one tragedy which I :,m sure we will not have and that is the tragedy of the United States~ "But from countless conversations with leadir~g Americans I know that vnless there is swift improvement in cur methods here. the United States will rightly take into its own hands ~he entire management of a great'part of the war. It will not sacrifice its blood and treasure to the incompetent handling of the affairs of Europe."-- Who knows but tt remains for the American republic to take full charge cf operations, and inasmuch as this nation is furnishing men, money and :naterial of all kinds wi¢h a lavish hand, that it would be highly pl~Per ,hat we should do.this. Democracy k-could have a much biggeT and surer guaranty of its rightful place in th~ world when the settlement time ar- rives. America _is today the sovereign power involved in, the greatest strng- J ~le of the ages• UNCLE SAM IS A PRINTER R W. Pride, editor ,of the Butler County News of Georgians, Ala., who inciden~tally is enlisted in the war on • he Forty iThieves, writes this: "One thing I have tailed to see men- tioned irb 'The American Press," and it is an important one too, is that of government printing of envelopes at less than wholehale cost. We cannot purchase the e~velopes anywhere near the prices the government charges and the government sends them by registered mail free from the factory at Dayton in addition. Even in a small town, it means several hundred dollars loss of business and hurts tmslness as the business man thinks that we are ,robbing him in comparison. Get one of the govern- ~aent' schedules and compare prlces on printed envelopes and, learn the injustice done to tire printing trade. i would be delighted to see you give this prominence and I'am sure it will be appreciated by the printing in general."--The American Press. One of two things is certain, viz.: That either the government is losing money or else the printers of the country are being robbed because of the prices they are compelled to pay for envelopes• If the government, is a loser, it looks like poor~business on its part when it tap~ the dear people for all their loose change, and change that is not very loose, for the purpose of carrying on the war. Why tolerate taxation, excessive, and of most every ccnceivable kind, ye~ permit a leak like this? But it neither stops the leak or .protects its citizens against the hold-up of an insidious trust. Why Hooverize in some things and de-Hooverize in others? This is a time for action, not for the reactionary. An, exchange says that a man must make his own way in the world. while a woman merely has hers. Someone has said that "every mi~er helps the kaiser." We have too many misers in America just now. Next to thd love for God nothing should be dearer to the human, heart than love and devotion to one's coun- try and its cause. Dr. Fitzsimmons was the name of the first American soldier lolled in the war, and a monument will be erected to his memory. A spoken philosophy is that it is beter for a plain woman to "consult a cook book than a beauty doctor if she wants to make marriage a success. The hello girls' flat turn down of the appeal of Governor Lister to get down to a~ arbitration of their differences- with the telephone companies must have made him feel as tho he lit in a china shop. The Marysville Globe says that Mrs. Clock of that place visited Mrs. Clock of Everett one day last week. This must be a case of a good time, and we hope that both clocks were right. Major General~Greene is waoted as saying that the soldier private is the social ~equal of the oficer, and that they are to be regarded as such out- side the cantonment, and an order to that effect has been posted at Camp Lewis. The/cost of the three islands com- prising the Danish West Indies to the U. S. A. was at .the rate of $285 per acre. which is a good price for the 87,680 acres which comprise the group. This more than reaches-the average of Snohomish coumy cultivated lands. The question: "Resolved, that no one but ~¢eal property owners should vote," was a subject for da~ate among a selected six of the seventh grade pupils a few days ago, and the nega- tive side carried off the honors, which goes to show that democracy :still remains with us. The latest dispatohqs bring the news from Detroit that Henry Ford way the telephone girls rejected his telegram asking them to have their delegates to meet the unmns in Seat- tle for a conferen,ce. Their reply was that no settlement could be made with- out referendum vgte, except on the basis of the full demands of the strik- ers. The women of Washington must be reckoned wbh henceforth, and in the mater of wages whyshould she ~be discriminated against as compared with the male species? Monroe had in March. 1916, 440 phones in service; today the number is 246. Snohomish had at that time 795 phones, now but 564 are listed• Duvall and iTolt, combined, showed 135 ,pl~, in 1916, together they have 97 phones• Sultan showed 89 phones in 1916, but there has been quite u falling off there, tho the direc- tory at hand does not enumerate them. Other Snohomish county towns show a similar system of economy and subsequem slump in the hello Ln~sinesss. The rate lift_however, has made up for this falling off in volume of business done, The Inland Empire News states that about $18,000 was sen[ into Wash- ington last fall for campaign purposes and asks what was done with the money. ~The election of President Wilson and his carrying the state b~y a plurality, of approximately 17,000 should explain suficiently for the News. Then there was a governor elected, a congessman, and several candidats throughout the state were safely put across. We agree with the News, however, if his reopening of this old sore carries with it a hint of how very little of it the democratic press of the state received; but then newspapers are supposed to be auto- matic ~n the matter of existence, and don't need any of the "filthy." . THE MONUHI (MONROE HIGH SCHOOL) Donald Olson is back in school after slight touch of tonsilitis. g Practice for. the Thanksgiving oper- etta is well under way. The high school cafeteria is proving successful and all the students speak favorably of it. A good meal can be had for eight or ten cen.ts The Monroe football team was de- feated by th~ Bellingham high school eleven Saturday, by a score of 52 to 7.° ~The Monroe boys put'up a plucky fight and held ~eir own fairly well during the first half, but allowed the Bellingham players several touci~- downs during the latter p,~rt cf the game. ~Sidne~ Belt made the touch- down. for Monroe on a long t,,rw~trd pass, eluding the Bellingham ha'ckfie!d and making a brilliant run dow,] the tield. / The pupils of the High School have been divided into seven groups to raise money for the Y. M. C. A war fund. There are five ~boys' sections and two girls; the leaders being Don- will discontinue the manufacture "pleasure" cars for the duration of-the war. All of~which tends to show that war at its worst is not an unmixed evil and that Sherman's famous defi- n4tion may become obsolete• ~ The Visitor. The political pot is not boiling at a very heated degree in Monroe and the outlook for a quiet election seems barely possible. However, there is. plenty of time to super-heat the ma- chine and there is no telling how loud a song .the k~tle may sing before the December day rolls around. The mayoralty question, however, is not in issue this year, but there'~may ~be some ~cr~p for aldermanic honors• There aremow three classes of hog. The four-footed one is the best of the three. There is also the road heg and the food hog, and both are dangerous, 'for one will attempt at every starve yo~ to death and the other will try to kill you outright• If you have been on the road to American Lake, ou will know something about the latter class, while every reef you take in, your surringle reminds you of the real Mr. Hog. The Snohomtsh Tribune Says edi- torially that the ,San, Francisco Cham- ber of Commerce has put f()rth the idea that the voters have the right .to demand the highest type of ,public service as a patriotic duty. The idea is all righ.t, but it occurs to us that the Chamber must have changed its mem- bership very recently, for it would be hard to show more political graft and corruption in a large civic center tha~ has d:een pulled off in 'Frisco year in and year out, and all but very few seem to have gotten away with it safely. Governor Lister ln'u~t have felt as tho he dropped into'a china shop the of ald Wagner, Herbert Bailey, Donald Olscn, boy scouts; Tens Frohming, Elms Orr. Each of these sections agrees to raise at least one unit of $10 before May 1, 1918. The coming Saturday, the Monroe football team .plays Marysville on our own home grounds Altho~ the Mon- roe boys were defeated at Marysville. they have improved greatly and will give Marysville a good workout. A great game may be assured, as it de- cides the county championship• BOYS' AND GIRLS' CLUB WORK Winners at State Fair, Yakima, 1917. Stock Judging Contest First: Douglas County team com- posed of Clarence Hummel and Le- land Long. Second: Pend O'Reille County team composed of Herman Brown and Lawrence Bloom. Third: Lewis County team composed of Darrell Leonard and Ervald Rich- ardt. Manual Training Contest First: Douglas County, Paul~Gaskit. Second: Kllckitat County, W~ll Cla.t- erlos. (Third: Walls Walls County, Mayne McCoy. Cooking Contest Ffrst: Wahkiakum County, Aleyna Linquist. Second: VVhatcom County, Eva Aim. Third: Benton County, .Beatrice Watson. Sewing Contest First: Wahkiakum County, Frances Hastem. Second: Douglas .County, Frances Lockwod. Third: King Coun,ty, Amy Peterson. Canning Contest First: Douglas County ~team com- posed of Corn Davison, Margaret Lies and Bess Laymance. Second: Grays Harbor County team composed of Louise Metzger, Alta Bir- shall and Carrie Schoweiler. Third: Whitman, County ~eam cbm- posed of Gladys Henry, Ads Walker and Opal Lamb. Lest we forget, let us say that a war-time strike is a strike in favor of the enemy. Employers should not take advantage of the loyalty and patriotism of the la- bor they employ to bear down on the compensation because of such a feeling among their h~en. No beef, pork, mutton, veal or any by-products of the~e meats, either smoked, canned o¢ pickled, or any soup derived from any bone or stock from the list named, or canned soups derived there- from are to be secured at any eating house in Spokane by the public or employes from midnight to midnight Tuesday. The demand of the railways for a 15 per cent increase in freight rates does not seem to meet with a cordial reception by the p~wers at the national caoi- tal. It is said that it has been said there that a raise in rates now is but merely a step towards another raise later. One raise does not necessarily mean an- other; however, these are times when the ante i~ so general upon ev.eryone that levies are heavy enough for even the strongest, and the worst-of it is the load limi*is not yet hearty a aapproached, A Carrington (.N.D.) woman, ] Mrs. T. W. Baker, according toj the Record of that place, has just completed an 85-days' fast and came through with no discom= fort, and feeling as lithe as the average girl of 19. Water was the only nourishment partaken of during the fast. She lost 75 pounds, but at the end was not emaciated and her complexion is as clear as a baby's and her gen- l eral appearance is that of a wo- [ man in the best of health. This is a notable case of food conser- vation and solving the h.c.o.l. Mrs. Baker's record is unequalled in tl-.e ladies' class and holds the world's honors for he,sex. The fast was made as a health cure, not a feat of endurance. LITTLE; BUT O! MY, ~)ver at Walls Walls a few days ago t~¢o young people, s6 small officers thought they were-chil- dren and joking when they, ap- plied fo~ a marriage license, were granted the document 7then they got witnesses. They were John Furlong of Rochester, Wash., and Emma Heater of Milton, Ore. Both are less than tour feet tall, and they had to stand on a chair to sign the license book. SMILES "Why didn't that widely ad- vertised care open ?" "Well, you see, after putting in a dancing floor, an ice skating rink, dressing rooms for the cab- aret performers and a platform for the orchestra, there was no room for tables." The Lamb. There is some hope for the boy who has to be driven into the bathtub, but none for the boy who has to be chased away from the mirror. • "Sedentary work," said the lecturer on physical torture, "tehds to lesson the indurance." "In other words," butted in the smart aleck, "tb~ more one sits the les~ one standsT" "E~actly," retorted the lec- turer, "and if one lies a great deal ohe's standing is lost com- pletely." Judge. Church Notes CATHOLIC , ~Ias~ .next Sunday at 9 a, m. Yes pets at 7:30 p. m. Rnv, D. P. K~,LT~V Pastor. METIKODIST-I~PISCOPA L Sunday, Nov 25, 10a. n;. Sunday school, 11 a. m. Preaching. The pastor is convalescent and expects to occupy the pulpit at both morning and even- tug services. 6:30 p. m.--Epworth League. Subject: "Count Your Blessings." Leader the Pastor's wife. Evening service at 7:30. Tlmrsday morning" next will be our Thanksgiving Day service, to be* held in the Congregational church at the morning services, Will all members and friends remember tills service? REV. ERNEST J, BATES, Pastor. CONGRD:GATIO~AL Sunday, Nov. 25. Thaeksgiving Sunday. 10 a. m. Sunday school. Special program. 11 a. m.--Sermon: "The Things That Are Not Shaken." Childreu's sermon. Members of the Sunday school and congregatiop are requested to bring fruits, vegetables, books, toys, etc., as a Thanksgiving offering to the S, oh0- mish County Orphanage. There will be a speaker from the Or~ghanage at the Sunday school session. ~ Thursday, November 29, 10:30 a. m. Union Thanksgiving services in the Congregational church. Sermon by Rev. :~. J, Bates. Offering for the Snoh6mish County Orphanage. REV. RALPH C. WADDELL, Pastor. Notice to Oreditors In the Superior Court of the State of Washington, in and for the County I. of ~nohomish. In the Matter of the Estate of John Brady, Deceased, Notice is hereby given that the un- dersigned, Matilda Seward, has been duly and legally appointed by the above entitled court executrix of the estate of John Brady. deceased, and as such .has duly qualified and herein requests that all persons having claims l against the said dec'eased to present the same to R. J. Faussett, the attor- I Why Suffer? Why should any woman stand over ~a tub of steaming suds and rub her strength away ? No woman need do that. We can prove it to any-one who will come to see the THOR Electric Washing Machine. Every womao should come--Every man should come to see this wonderful machine. $ I 0 Bown--$ I 0 Per, Month Puts a ]h0r in Your It0me t Electric Washing Machine Does a washing of any • size without hard work or worry. A good sized washing in an hour. Does the work perfectly. No woman car] do it sowell. Not 0nly washes wrings. Costs only 2 cents an hour for electricity. Saves wear and tear on clothes because it washes without rubbing. Also saves work for a wo- man. And saves wages of washday help. Come in I~fore next washday~--Do your next was,hing the THOR way. STEPHENS HARDWARE CO. (INCORPORATED) MONROE, WASHINGTON o hey of record for said estate, at his of- lice, No. 206 Stokes block, Everett, Washington, and file with the clerk of this court, together with proof of such service, within six months after the date of the first publication of this no- tice. Dated this 20th day of November, 1917. MATILDA S~VCARD. Executrix. First publication. November 22, 1917. Last publication, December 6, 1917, IMPROVE YOUR FIGURE[ There are Gossard models de- signed for the short heavy figure which convey the utmost in sym- metry for figures of thls type. Modeled to snugly confine the hlps and with a perfectly fiat back, this type of garment en- ables the figure to retain its symme- try of line whether sittiog or stand- * rag. There is a GOSSARD CORSET designed fur your particular figure. Let, our expert corsetiere explain its merits. Gos- sards are priced from S2 to $25. "~k GOSSARD is so corn forta~ le" J.E. WOOD CO. MONROE xA'E AR # GOSSARD CORSETS They Lace to Front. MONROE FUEL CO. Mill Wood for Winter Use Get Your Order ' in PariS, HOTEL SEATTLE Pioneer Square Seattle, U. S. A. EUROPEAN PLAN Rooms . ~l AND UP Popular Price Care fire-proof 6arage R. L, HODGDON, Mgr, ,%. !