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r ,j- TOWN TOPICS Thursday, November 29, is the date set by the President as Thanksgiving Day. It is well tha~ we do not omit the old cus- tom, even though we are at wax, for we have still much to be thankful for. You can save your traveling expenses by buying your hat at Cowen Millinery. Reverend Larson will preach at the Swedish church Sunday at 2:30 p. m. Mrs. A. MacDougall is having quite a series of improvements made on her Blakeley street resi- dence. The }Iope Society will meet in the,Swedish church Tuesday ev- ening, November 27. Dr. Stockwell has purchased a new roadster and one of the big- gest and latest models to be~ee~ in town. Is not this weather well worthy of a passing remark. Have you ever seen an y as good at this sea- son of the year during your long residence in Me,roe? According to the Index the population of the reformatory November 3 was 227, and that 2,261 have crossed the bridge of Highs since its creation. G. Killian has purchased the ranch of the late James B. Rob- erts, consisting of twenty-eight acres; the consideration therefor is given at about $160 per acre. It is a desirable piece of prop- erty. well located and well im- proved. Richard Murdock has sold his Park Place property, consisting of two acres of land, receiving for it approximately $1,000. He reserves the building he lives in, which he will remove from the property when he gives posses- sion about January 1. A ride on the "Big H" is a joy:- not a joy-ride, but a secure and comfortable way of reaching Ev- erett, through Snohomish. The photoplay presented at the Monroe theatre Saturday, in which the favorite William S. Hart starred, proved a big draw. It pleased the crowds immensely: Mr. Williams is keepir~g up the character of his shows to the best degree possible. If you want a genuine bargain, in hats go to Cowen Millinery; On and after December 1, 1917, any person operating a motor ve- hicle wi'thin the state of Wash- ington .without one of the four approved varieties of headlight lenses, or using a light in excess of 16-candle power, will be in contempt of the law governing, known as the headlight section. For the full text see section 21, chapter 155, laws 1917. O. E. Williams of Seattle has purchased the A. M. Nelson jew-, airy stock and business and took possession Tuesday. Mr. Will- iams has followed the jewelry game for the past twenty years, understands it fully, and the In- dependent w~shes him much sac cess, believes he will have it, and hopes that he and family will live long and prosper in Monroe. In the waiting room of the Milwaukee depot last Sunday evening two men in conversation were overheard by another wait- ing passenger. One of these men said to the other that he had been offered,three different jobs' that day, and by different em- ployers, in addition to the one he was holding down. The other fellow had been offered another place as good or better than, the one he had, that day. All of which goes to show that the op- portunity for labor does not les- sen'in the least, even with the approach of ~inter. Monday evening the Advance Club met at the home of-Mrs. J. J. Cretney. A very interesting program was rendered--South America being the subject for the evening. Ro}| call; Chief I I I PERSONAL 1 I towns of Brazil. Paper: "Brazil and Her People of Today," pre- pared by Mrs. Goldye Clous. Pa- per: "Rubber, from the Tree to the Overshoe," by Mrs. Sadie Walker. Frederick Gammer of Forest Glade, R. B. Ta~lor of Hartford, and H. W. Bean of Machias were in town Saturday for ashort time on their way to Sultan to ap- praise a piece of farm property offered as security for a federal farm loan asked by the owner. The gentlemen named are the of- ficial appraisers of the Federal Farm Loan Board of the Snobo- mish Valley Federal Farm Loan Association, several of which are operating in this county. The gentlemen say they have passed upon'fiinety applications, fifty on which loans have been granted and money forthcoming. Cowen Millinery is the place of special prices the next two weeks. A citizens' caucus will be ~eld next Tuesday evening for the purpose of nominating a set of candidates to succeed the present incumbents--Councilmen Nord- mark, Young and Barlow, who will very likely succeed them- Bart Healy was an Everett vis- itor Wednesday. Dan Manning, from Skyko- mish, was in town Wedhesday. R. W. Wilcox, of the Snoh3- mis~h Advance, was in the city Tuesday. ,William Baldwin was seeing the sights and a few friends in Seattle Tuesday. Ronald McDonald, from Carna- tion, made a business visit in Monroe Friday afternoon. Frank Countryman, the Park Place merchant, was in Tacoma Monday on a Llusiness visit. Mrs. John I:tallan spent Tues- day in Everett visiting at the home of her daughter. Sidney Evans was a business visitor in Seattle Monday, return- ing to Monroe next day. Harry Sweet is home from St. Maries, Idaho, after an absence of nearly two years. He is look- ing well. Rev. and Mrs. Wilfred With- ington are now nicely settled in cepted the positlon of internal revenue collector for the district of Hawaii, a big, juicy political plum, which was madeon recom- mendation/of State Chairman J. B. Fogarty and others, the Tri- bune says. - Val Heath, one ofthe well- known newspaper men of the state, passed away at the family home, Corvallis, Ore., on the 9th inst. Mr. Heath was for a long time owner and editor of the Raymond Herald, and was in Monroe on one occasion last sum- mer when negotiating the sale of his paper to J. M. Tadlock. Eugene Herley is home from Sumner for a few days. He has enlisted in the naval service of the nation and expects within a few days he will be in a training station near 'Frisco. 'Gene says that 154 Sumner young men have joined the colors so far, which is perhaps the biggest quota per capita of any town in the state. Mr. and Mrs. D. Tegtmeier of Leavenworth were in the city this week visiting relatives. George Olson, a British mer- chant sailor, was in town Wed- nesday on a business visit. His selves without opposition. A treasurer, too, comes ulJ for elec- tion, and there seems to be no opposition to Mr. Green filling that positiofi for another term. If others desire the job they have made no stirring manifestation of that wish. gin October, 1916. the amount of the outstanding warrants was $5,855.66; for Oc- tober this year the figures were $3,914.73, or a reduction of $1,- 940.93 durin.g the year. Tfiis re- duction indicates that the coun- cil has not been at all lavish in their expenditures dating the year just closed. WHEATLESS ANO MEATLESS OAYS The following telegram from Charles Hebbard, Federal Food Administrator for Washington, to Frank H. *Pilling, secretary for Snohomish county, was re- ceived a day or two ago by Mayor Heintz, and reads as follows: "I am requesting that begin- ning November 21 every family in the state observe strictly a wh'eatless Wednesday each week, Cheney it very much ship, now docked in Seattle, has beyond the hi]ls, just completed a voyage from Miss Effie Johnson was for a Brest, France, to Elliot bay di- few days confined to her home rect, without making a single by illness, but has again resumed port stop, coaling at sea, and it ller duties at the condensery. Mrs. E. Renard and daughter Rebecca of Park Place returned Saturday from a two-weeks' visit in Seattle and vicinity with friends. C. E. Clous of Seattle spent Sunday in the city visiting friends. He is looking well and indicates that the city life is tO his liking. Mr. and Mrs. A: M. Nelson have sold their jewelry business and expect to leave Monroe. We have not learned ~here they have decided to locate. Mrs. David Knight, who has been quite ill for some time, has so farxecovered as to be able to return to her home, and is grad- ually growing stronger. The current number of the Is- saquah Press says that Mr. and took 117 days to make the voy- age. The reason they did not come thru the Panama canal was because of the danger from subs lu}king in the vicinity of the canal. FELL IN ACTION A cablegram received in Mon- roe Saturday by his wife brought the sad news of his death in ac- tion on the Freilchfighting front, October 30, of Blaine Richardson. The details of his death are not at hand. Deceased was 32 years of age, well known in Tolt, where he lived for many years, and had several acquaintances in Monroe. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Richardson, also a brother, Rae, reside in Kirkland; another brother, E. M., resides in Ju- neau, Alaska. About ten years ago deceased in addition to one wheatless and Mrs. W. W. Mansfield motored I to Monroe Sunday and that Mrs. A. K. Braaten retuned with them. two meatless meals each day. also request grocers to put on every Monday and Tuesday a patriotic .cost price sale on corn- meal, limiting the quantity to each consumer commensurate with available local stocks. Corn- meal will then cost the consumer more than wheat flour; consum- ers must assume this slight ad- ditional burden as a patriotic ser- vice until new crop of corn com- mences to come to mills the lat- ter part of December, and in- creased use and licensing regula- tions open channels of distribu: tion. Please ~give all publicity possible." A CARO PARTY A card party will be given by the Catholic ladies in Episcopal hall on Tuesday, November 27, beginning at 8:30 p..m. A good time is assured and all are cor- dially invited. The price of ad- mission is 25 cents and a very sumptuous luncheon will be served. Music, vocal and instru- mental. POTATO'SCONES Mashed potato, 1 cup; flour, 1 1-2 cups; shortening, 1-3 cup; baking powder, 2 teaspoons; a little salt, 1 eg~ and milk to moisten. Rub potato, flour with baking powder and shortening lightly together; add egg and milk Lo make stiff dough. Turn into greased ,pan and pat out to half-inch thickness, cut in squares and bake in hot eve ft. During the month of October the Stillaguamish cow-testing as- sociation tested 473 cows, whose milk average was 554.1 pounds, average butter fat 26.17 and av- erage cost of keep $4.75. Let us figure on your next ordeP for commercial printing. The remains of the late William McConnell, who was killed in a logging railway accident near Sultan recently, were shipped to his old home, Tacoma, for burial. Mrs. Fred Frohning was a business caller in Everett Mon- day and for a short visit with her daughter Lets, a member of the staff of the Everett Gen- eral Hospital. Davis Rutherford, a rcuent re- cruit to the American Lake can- tonment, has been transferred to New York. He is a brother of Mrs. Adair, who taught school here last year. Hans Nelson of Minneapolis is in Monroe making avisit at the home of his brother, A. M. Nelson. The latter was recently on a visit east and the former re- turned with him. Mrs. J. J. Reardon and Mrs. G. F. Herle~ spent Monday in Everett attending a meeting of ladies in connection with some war work doings in the hands of the Catholic ladies'of the county. L. "H. Peddycord is home from a visit at the home of his son at Colville. He enjoyed the month he spent east of the mountains, but thought iL best not to try the Minneapolis climate at this time of the year, where he has a went to Vancouver, B. C., where he resided for several years, and where he was married about two years ago. Hiswife is making her home temporarily with her sister-in- law, Mrs. E. M. Richardson of Monroe. , He was attached ~o a British Columbia regiment, leaving Can- ada for England April I~st, and later to the battle front. WIELDING BELLS FLEMI'NG- STEPHENS At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleming, MonrOe, occur- red Wednesday afternoon the marriage of their daughter, Miss Mae, and Lafayette D. Stephens, two of the very well known young people of our little city. The cer- emony was performed by Rev. W. E. MacLeod of Seattle, uncle of the bride, and those attending were confined to the members of both families and a few personal friends. The arrangements were most complete and the settings for the occasion profuse and ar- tistic in design. Following the ceremony an informal good, time washad, which included an in- spection of the many nice wed- ding gifts conferred and an ex- ceedingly happy time over the delicious luncheon spread. The newlyweds departed for Seattle via automobile, and from there go down through California for a honeymoon trip that will cover a week or two, perhaps longer. MrS. Fleming and Mrs. Sell are both in California and visits will be made with them. Those at- tending the wedding from outside daugter residing, the city were Mr. and Mrs. Swan of Seattle, Mrs. Rhodes of Bend, Private J. M. Reardon, from Ore., Mr. Ozro Gaston of Fort Camp Lewis, was home for aday Casey and Mrs. MacLeod, aunt or two last week visiting his par- of the bride. The best wishes of eats and meeting a good manyof many friends are,-extended 'to his old friends. He is looking them as theystart out in wed- lock under very agreeable aus- w~ll and says he feels as good as pitcH--the bride being postmis- he looks. This was his first visit tressof the city and the groom home since going to the camp is engaged in the lumber and last September. ranching business with his father, Hen. E. Milton Stephens, and Col. Howard Hathaway of Ev- these are supplemented by many erett has been offered and ac-tadmirable qualities in both. FRIDAY Nov. 23 Shows start 7 and 8:30 Oi di Oi di di O) ~$~ SATURDAY ~ Nov. 24 Special Matinee ~klJ 2:30 and 4 ~ Be sure and send the children. ~t~ EveningTand 8:30 RoY Stcmart-~ack Kicbardson ~ In Triangle-Kay Bee , One Shot Ross ~.f) To bring law and order to Paroled Gulch was the job of ~ a realman. He had to be absolutely fearless. >,qU~tl'C with everybody. Did "One Shot" Ross fill the bill? A ~.t~ play full of fast action with a wholesome vein of hu- man interest. ~I~ Added Attractlon--"~E|E LOVE LESSON" A Triangle Comedy. ~.I) S-P-E-C-I-A-L W SUNDAY 0i Nov. 25 ilJ Matinee 2:b~'0 and 4. i~ Evening 7 and8:30 ~j DON'T MISS IT. ~ Come Early ili gbas. Rav.Uola Ual /.~-~ In the Paramount Special Tile SON OF HIS.FMHER .~I Charles Ray's first Paramount play. A story in which ~i.~ ,his father said: "I'll call your bluff" but it couldn't be . . done. as the boy is a "chip off of the old, block" an*l he ~) makes good. ~-Added Attrac~iou--LONt$0ME LUg, in the 2-act come4y, "FROM LONDON TO LARAMIE." ($~ MONDAY (~ Nov. 26 i$i Shows start 7 and ~j 8:45 it} ik .BRYANT WASHBURN ~n the 5-act Special Essanay SKINNER'S DRESS SUIT The second of the Skinner stories, taken from tim Sat- nrday Evening Post. i~DON'T MISS IT! Ad Special ~ dedAttraction-- FATTY" ARBUOKLE In His Latest Comedy "FATTY IN CONEY ISLAND" Say if you don't like to laugh, you had better stay away. Send the children, anyway. !I) q)" TUESDAY Nov. 27 Shows start 7 aud 8:30 S-P-E-C-I-A-L EMILY STEVENS In the 7-act Special A SLEEPING MEMORY You will remember Miss Stevens. who was the star in "The Slacker." In this play Miss ~evens" dramatic ability is more in evidence than it was in "The Slacker." The .~tory is very unusual, with many surprises. Added Attraction PATHE WEEKLY Latest Current Events. Note--This is 7 acts (reels) so Come Early. di MARGERY WILSON Oi Oi il) i~l WEDNESDAY ili Nov. 28 ~$~ Shows start 7 and 8:39" In the Triangle Kay-Bee WILD SUMAC " A story of the Canadian Mounted Police and of a wild ~.~ lnountain girl who, because of an unfortunate circum- ~.t~ stance, was aceu-~d of being a witch. Added Attraction--"A CLEVER HMMY" ~ A Specitd 2-act Triangle-Keystone Comedy . . q) S-P-E-C-I-A-L DOROTHY DALTON In the Paramount Special THE PRICE MARK Miss Dalton's first Paramount picture and it is said t'0 be the best role she has been offered 'in. No, don't be afraid to bring the family, as there is nothing to offend. Added Attraction "A TRAVI[L PICTURE"~ (0 ~k (0 ib THURSDAY EAIILEWILLIAMS-MIRIAM MILES I~ Nov. 29 in the Vitagraph Special i~). Spe2c..~l aMn ~t~ n e e A mode r ?dHe,Ec t ,9?sEt Lot iMoYSTriEmRe Yaad 11~ nger ~'*'~ Even'ing 7 and 8:30 prints A stronl story ',rv~lth quick "~eti~n and some ex- ~'~ Jl~[~ citing scenes. Added ~ttraetion~PATHE WEEKLY. ~e.9~ ~.._~. ~.~.~ ~.~ ~,~ ~.~,~.~.~ :,.~._~ :~.~ ~ .~ ~.~.~.~,;~,.~.~.dw.~,.~--.~" -~.~,.~, .7,*-~.~,,~',~'~'~ ~' ~" Change of O nership and Management THE Watchmaking and Jewelry busi- ness of Mr. A. M. Nelson changed hands Tuesday and passed under the ownership and management of the under- signed, who will continue to serve all old patrons and hopes for many new ones. The business will be conducted on the basis of giving the best possible service at all 4ptimes, both in the repair workentrusted to usas well as in the variety and quality of our General Jewelry Stock. ' Soliciting your liberal patronage ~ind pledging our best ~rvices at all times. t O. E Williams" Successor to A. M. NELSON I Monroe, Wash. | # r