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...................................................... " ................................................................................... b'illll innn|n lal mall i i r rl i , ll,ll,,I. ................................................. j A photo is the thing for a holiday gift, and now is the time to have them taken at Ward's gallery. Rev. A. J. Thorander will hold ser- vices at the Swedish church Christmas , \\; morning at 5:30 o clock. Chief Bradley requests a full attend- ance of the fire department next Tues- day evening at the regular meeting. Bills are out for the grand ball New Year's eve by the Encampment, I. 0. 0. F., which promises to be a bumper. Fun in abundance. Hear Dr. Mason at the Congregational church, Decem- ber 27th, 8 p.m. Tickets put low so as to reach all. 0nly 25 cents. Hu- mor and sense. Delights and stimu- lates the intellect. Some entertain- ments amuse, but do not instruct. This is worth the money. Diamond Rings from $8.50 to $185. They are better than money in the bank. Rit-:hie's. Mrs. H. Pfeiffer, who lately arrived from Michigan to join her husband, is an artist in water colors of great merit, and is displaying some of her pictures at the store of N. T. Bradley. Those who have seen the pictures are pronounced in their praise of them. The pictures are for sale at a reason- able figure, and make nice holiday presents. It is reported that the railroad is contemplating pulling up the frogs and switches to the spurs leading to all the mills on the line, because there is no business coming from them, and they are a menace to the safety of traffic. An old railroad man says that if the road would pull out the old rot- ten ties, that are a greater menace to traffic, it would be of greater benefit. We have a full stock of the reliable Rockford Silverware. Just the thing for holiday presents. Ritchie's. A pair of shoes for father, moter, son or daughter, or a pair of slippers or rubbers, probably give more pleas- ure and satisfaction as a Xmas gift than anything else of like value. The Monroe Shoe Store, devoted exclusive- ly to footwear for all kinds of people, will save you money and give you the best goods. We will be pleased to show you and have you try on the shoes, being under no obligation to buy if not perfectly suited. MRS. WILMA CEDERGREN. Good Enough 5[edlclne for Children The season for coughs and colds is now at hand and too much care cannot be used to protect the children. A child is much more likely to contract diphtheria or scarlet fever when he has a cold. The quicker you cure his cold the less the risk. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the solo reliance of many mothers, and few of those who have tried it are willing to use any other. Mrs. F. F. Starcher of Ripiey, W. Va., says: "I haiTe never used any- thing other than Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for my children and it has al- ways Riven good satisfaction." This remedy contains no opium or other nar- cotic and may be given as confidently to a hhild as to an adult. For sale by E. A. Roberts and W. E. Mansfield. PURE FOODS I l these days of great talk and much fuss about the Pure Food Laws, it is well to know where you can buy Groceries that have always conformed to such a Law even be- fore it existed. We have never knowingly kept a single article that was not purei and we are not going to commence to do so now, just when our competitors are waking up and have to conform to the Law. Here you get only PURE GROCERIES at popular prices. Monroe Mercantile Go, inc,: J H.H. Weller, Clothing, Shoes. :For Sale House and tvo corner lots ....... $ 600 House and lot on Kelsey str,:u .. 800 Half acre tract, and ix room house 1,050 Two flue lots on Madison street.. 425 Lots in Sams Addition, cleared and stumped, each ............. 125 Five and Ten Acre Tractg at Park Place Eighty Acres Loga.d-off Land near town at $12.50 per acre. Good house and half acre welt improved on Kelsey stree ..... 1,200 Large lot on Coiumbia st. cleared 225 Forty Acres on Woods creek, some im- provements. Three Hundred Sixty Acre Farm, well improved. For Rent Five room house on Kelsey street. Eight room house on Main street. Rooms in Ferguson Building: and Sams Building. G. F. COOK Office in Ferguson Building. For Sale One lot 35x135 on Ferry street and G. N. right of way, suitable for ware- house. A.H. LEMON. Real Estate We systematically bring buyers and sellers together and give everybody !'% square deal." We also represent the most reliable Fire Insurance Com- !panies, and solicit a portion of your i business. Call at offices in Fergusonl Block. BASCOM & GRAFFIS, i Monroe, Wash. Muscular Pains Cured "During the summer of 1903 I was troubled with muscular pains in the in- step of my foot," says Mr. S. Pedlar of Toronto, Ont. "At, times it was so pa;.n- ful I could hardly walk. Chamberlain's Pain Balm was recommended to me, so I tried it arid was completely cured by one small bottle. I have since recom- mended it to several of my friends, all of whom speak highly of it." For sale by E. A. Roberts and ,V. E. Mansfield. i CHURCH DIRECTORY The Same _Old Sl!ry 'I would not have a phonograph, Said Mister Willie Ray, "My neighbor has one, and it makes Me ick to hear it play. "It groans and shrisks, it scrapes and rasps, Until I'm nearly wild. If my voice sounded like that does I'll bet I'd have it filed." "What is your neighbor's phonograph" Said Mr. Chariie Lee. "I am not sure. but seems to me It,'s called the busy flea." They walked along and soon turn down A shady, quiet street, When soon there came to them the sound Of music, grand and sweet. An orchestra was playing Behind a hedge of flowers; And some one sang an old, sweet song That brought back childhood's hours. And then there was a male quartette, And next a comic song, And soon they heard a grand old hymn From voices rich and strong. !'Oh, Isn't that delightful," Said Mr. Wilhe Ray. "'To hear such music I am sure I'd stay right here all day." Then up spoke Mr. Charlie Lee-- "Excuse me if I laugh; But, what you heard and liked so much Is my EDISON PHONOGRAPH. "I bought it down at A. L. ROOT'S, For father and for moher, A thousand would't buy it If I couldn't get another." "i do not blame you, Charlie Lee, I was wrong and you are right. I'm going down to A. L. ROOT'S And take an Edison home tonight.': Moral--Get busy. buy an EDISON, and enjoy life. ROOT has ahem, and all the records. A. L. ROOT DEALER IN EDISON PHONOGRAPHS Records and Bicycles Payments as low as 50e per Week COVERING AND REPAIRING Monroe, Wash. Letters From Santa Claus (Continued from page 2.) CONGREGATIONAL Rev. W. L. RICHARDSON, Pastor. Sunday sclmol at 10:00 a.m. Mrs. Patterson, superintendent; Mrs. Bis- UMBRELLA sell, assistant. | ]Choir practice Friday evening at 7:30. Morning service at 11:00 o'clock. Juniors meet at 4:30. Song service at 7. Evening service at 7:30 o'clock. METHODIST EPISCOPAL S. V. WARREN. PASTOR you a few lines. I am a good boy and Sunday school l0 a. m., B. Sykes St., I wish you would give me a punching Supt.  ' Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30p. m. Epworth League Sunday at 6:30 p. m. Prayer services Thursday 7:30 p. m. Choir practice Friday 7:30 p. m. Stewards and tmzstees meet first Monday of the month at the League room 7:30 p. m. Sunday School Board meets upon the irst Monday of each month. CHERRY VALLEY Sunday school 1:30 p. m., Robert Main, Supt. Preaching, alternate Sundays at 2:30 p.m. CATHOLIC Mass the third Sunday in each month at 8:30 a m. bag and a pair of boxing gloves and a box of dominoes and an automobile and a pair of skates and a donkey engine and a bicycle. OTIS SIN','qETT. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13. Dear Old Santa Claus: I want you to bring mama an umbrella and I want ou to bring papa a buggy, I want Ben- nie to have a base ball, Bertie to have a buggy whip, Scottie wants a football and Toots wants a new ribbon and a doll, I want some candy and I want big doll, and a set of dishes, and a box of colors and boxing gloves and a new table and a new watch and a white Sunday school at ll a. m. every Sun- teddy bear and a blue new ribbon and a new white dress. I wonder if you know what I like the best. Yours lovingly, LESA ANDREWS. Monroe, Wash., Dee. 13. Dear Santa Claus: I think that my mama wants a new umbrella and a pair of slippers, my papa would like an au- tomobile, and brother would like to have a wheel, and I would like to have a horse and a sled and a foot ball and a punching bag and a pair of boxing gloves and skates and a donkey engine that will run and a steamboat. That is all. Good bye. DON PROCTOR. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13, 1907. Dear Old Santa Claus: I want you to )lease bring my mamma a new umbrel- la and a pair of gloves. And please bring my papa a suit of clothes, a new hat and a pair of gloves. And please bring for my small brother a train; and please, for my other brothers a pair of gloves and a new cap. And for my sis- ters I want you to please bring a dress, a pair of gloves and a new hat. And please bring for me a new doll, a dolly's bed and a cradle. Yours truly, FRANCES M. TALLMAN. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13, 1907. My Dear Old Santa Claus: I wish ou would bring my mamma a pretty black coat. I wish you would bring my papa a suit of clothes. And bring my brother a train and a track. I wish you would bring me a doll; and brin me a stove and a set of dishes. Yours lovingly. :ZELMA pATTISON. Monroe, Wash.. Dec. 13, 1907. Dear Old Santa Claus: I hope yon day. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE P. W. GIRVIN, Pastor. Sunday School at l0 a. m., Joe Glass- meyer, Supt. Preaching at II a. m. and'7:30 p. m. Cordial invitation to all. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening, 7:45 o'clock. A /Vierry Christmas lhedinga Hdwe, Co, Inc, Will Be Closed All Day Christmas. Mrs. Carrie Evenson of Cherry Val- ley is quite ill with a species of rheu- matism. Rev. S. V. Warren will preach at the Stephensville school house Sunday afternoon at 2:30. The Monroe orchestra is engaged to play for a masquerade ball at Skyko- mash tomorrow night. Go to Sprau's for Xmas Candies. It. D. Matthews from Chicago has bought the Transcript and taken charge. He has his mother and sister with him. Headquarters for Christmas pres- ents at Ritchie's. When making up your Christmas presents, don't forget to put in a Li- brary Association Cook Book. Noth- ing will be more valued by friends at home or away. Ladies wanting switches made from combings, orders left at Mrs. Rule's store will receive prompt attention. One strand or more, as desired, at 40 cents per ounce. Rev. C. A. Nyren of Seattle will hold services at the Swedish church Sunday, December 22d, at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 in the evening. Sunday school at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The Monroe Mercantile Company will have a prize hog on exhibition in their meat market Christmas week. The lady or gentleman guessing near- est its exact weight will be awarded a prize. Fancy Navel Oranges and Imported Grapes for Christmas at Sprau's. The Royal Neighbors nominated and elected their officers and a delegate to the state camp, which meets in North Yakima in March, Mrs. S. B. Moore being re-elected, she being the holdover since 1905. Nothing better for a Christmas gift than a watch. See them at Ritchie's. Everybody is invited to the Christ- mas tree at the M. E. church next Tuesday evening. The program that is being provided is one of the pret- tiest for the occasion that has been published for many years. For Mechanical Toys go to Sprau's. The Edwards Sisters Quartet will sing at the Congregational church next Monday evening, December 23d, under auspices of the Christian En- deavor Society. Ad:,.ission, 50 cents; children under 12, 25 cents. A photo for a holiday gift. One dozen will satisfy twelve friends. Ward will take them. A brakeman was taken off the west- bound overland Tuesday evening, who had assaulted an old man and struck him with a beer bottle. The brake- man was held twenty-four hours, and then released for want of prosecution. WANTED TO RENT--A cottage. Leave particulars at this office. W. Griswold, from Fergus Falls' Minn., has rented the lower floor of Henry Dennis's building, except half of the front room which is retained for a barber shop, and will open a candy factory and salesroom the first of the year. Souvenir Spoons, Gold Pens and Bracelets for Christmas. Ritchie's. The Congregational ladies' sale of useful and fancy articles Wednesday afternoon was well patronized, the re- ceipts ])ring $45, which, considering the times, is deemed very good. The pie social given by the Sunday school in the evening was also liberally pat- ronized and the receipts satisfactory, It is intended for those who appre- ciate quality, for those gentlemen who enjoy a thoroly matured, rich old Kentucky liquor--I. W. HARPER whisky. Sold by principal dealers. La grippe: La grippe! For la grippe, coughs, colds and coz. sumption Wilbur's Puget Sound Cough Cure has no equal Nice and pleasing to the taste and can be taken by the most delicate female or child. Price 50c. For sale by E. A. Roberts and W. E. -Mansfield. pop-corn candy, and an engine that you )ut steam in it, and a bicycle, and some dominoes; and I would like a new hat and Iwantatop. I have beenagood boy. Yours lovingly, ROBERT PIERSON. Monroe, Was;'., Dee. 13, 1907. My Dear Santa Claus: I want you to ALL ABOUI MONROE Mayor--B. L. bIONCH. bring mama a piano. Then I want you to bring my brothers a base ball. I Councilmen--J. C. FALCONER. N. P. I want a doll and a buggy, too. I want a HEINTZ, JOIIN A. VANASDLEN R. J. I pair of shoes and rubbers, too, and a STRETCH and P. SJOSTROM. Clerk--E. C. BISSELL. ! mouth organ; and I want a doll house, : Treasurer--W. E. WADDELL. I I was a good girl; my brother's a good City Attorney--G. F. COOK. boy. DOROTHY SWEET. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13, 1907. Dear Old Santa Claus: My fat, her would like a new suit. My mother will like a new pair of shoes. Please bring my sister a doll. Please bring my brother a wagon. I will like to have a bicycle. Yours lovingly, BENNIE ANDREWS. Monroe, Wash.i Dee. 13, 1907. Dear Old Santa Claus: I would like Marshal--S. B. MOORE. Police Judge--WILLIAM SAWYER. Monroe is an incorporated town of 2,000 inhabitants, situated in the south- western portion of Snohomish county, Washington, fifteen miles from Ever- :%t, on the main line of the Great North- rn Railway. I is a natural, level townsite, in the valley of the Skyko- mash river, surrounded by picturesque my mother to have a nice cook book, mountains and hills. The streets are and my papa would like some records graded, sidewalks built, with many for his talking machine, and my broth- beautiful homes and Rrounds. It has ers would like each a new cap, and 1 would like a new pair of shoes, a new dress and a satchel. IDA FERGUSON. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13, 1907. Dear Old Santa Claus" I want you to bring my mother a teakettle. I want you to bring my father a bug- gy whip. I want you to bring my sisters a dozen of handkerchiefs. I want you to bring me a game of dominoes, if you will, please. Your friend, FLOYD MERCER. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13, 1907. Dear Old Santa Claus: I want you to bring mama a gold Watch. Mama likes a new pair of shoes. My little brother wants a Teddy bear. My other hrothe wants a steamboat. I want a little train what runs on a track. I want a bicycle and a coasting sled, and a pair of rolle skates, and a pair of boxing gloves, and I want a pair of shoes. I want a coast- mg wagon aud a coasting sled. I want a paint box. I want some candy, and e, donkey engine, and a maic lantern. ] want some checkers. I want a steam- boat. I want a little street car and a suit of clothes. I want a talking ma- chine. I want a little automobile. Your loving friend, ROE MALONE. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13, 1907. Dear Old Santa Claus: Mamma would like a pair of lace curtains for Christ- mas. My papa would like a necktie for Christmas; and my brother would like a train or a little wagon; and my sister would like a Teddy bear for her Christ- mas; and I would like a little cupboard for some dishes, and then a little buggy for my doll, and a little bracelet that would stretch, and a Teddy bear. And so I will close, so good bye from Santa Claus. Yours lovingly, LENORE MANION. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13, 1907. Dear Old Santa Claus: I should like to have you bring my mama a new tea- pot and a pair of gloves, and my papa a pair of horses and 'an automobile, and my brothers some donkey engines, and my sisters some dolls and a baby buggy, and myself a steamboat and a donkey engine. Good little boy. FRANK TUCKER. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13, 1907. Dear Old SantaClaus: Mamma would like to have a new auit of clothes, and ,irst-class electric light and water sys- tems, and a sewer system is being put n. There are several substantial brick tud concrete business blocks, and all lines of business are well represented. Fwo telephone systems connect with tll points on the coast, and thruout the own and surrounding farming country and lumber camps and mills. INSTITUTIONS The Washington State Reformatory is building one mile west of the town. this war be the principal penal insti- tution of the state. Monroe has astate )ank, a creamery, a cannery, a box fac- ory, an opera house, four saw mills xnd six shingle mills, and a nfamber of large and small logging camps are in active operation. CLIMATE The climate is mild and does not go m extremes of e,ther heat or cold. The cean currents temper the prevailing .rinds, and at the same time bring the noisture that makes all vegetation the nost luxuriant. The heat of summer s not oppressive, and there is not mough ice or snow in winter to be of :my consequence. There are no bliz- zards or cyclones. Good water is found verywhere. at an average depth of :,wenty feet. SURROUNDING COUNTRY The land surrounding has been pro- aounced by a United States government tnalysis the best aricultural land in ,he state. Many substantial farms are already made and more are making. Potatces, hay and oats are the princi- pal crops, and yield largely. Fruits of dl kinds yield abundantly. Berry rais- ing is carried on extensively and gives ood returns. The Great Northern Berry Farm, comprising fifty-five acres, .he largest farm in the world devoted xclusively to small fruitsi adjoins the town on the south. The country is nat- rally adapted to dairying, and it is carried on quite extensively. There is ao danger of this industry being over- lone, as the constantly increasing de- nard is always in excess of the supply. the Alaska market insures a good price :'.nd sure sale for everything produced. PRICES OF LAND Lozged off lands can be bought for from $10 to $50 per acre, much of which makes excellent agricultural or pasture lands, and cleared land is worth $100 an acre and up. There is still plenty of unused land. TIMBER my papa would like to have a necktie The country is all heavily timbered, and a handkerchief. My brother would yielding three to eight million feet to like to have a new suit of clothes, and the quarter section, of fir, cedar and my sisters would like to have an urn- hemlock. Numerous logging campsin brella and a pair of slippers; and I vicinity employ several hundred men would like to have a pair of boxing all the year round. The natural lay of gloves, and a game of checkers, and a the country brings everbthing out: by gme of dominoes. M0uroe for miles around. Yours lovingly friend, ROBERT HAY THOMSON. Monroe, Wash., Dec. 13, 1907. Dear Santa Claus: Bring mother a pair of shoes. She wants a teapot. She SOCIAL 'ADVANTAGES Monroe has good graded chools, from primary to high school. The re- ligious denominations represented are the Methodist Episcopal, Congrega- wants an umbrella. She wants some tional, Catholic, Swed.ish Evangelical, new clothes. My brother wafits a new and Church of the Nazarene. The hat and a new pair of shoes. He wants secret and fraternal orders are the In- a new coat. I want a foot ball. I wan1 a talking machine. I want records. I want a 44 rifle. Your friend, LEWIS FELLER, ]eware of Frequent Colds A succession of colds or a protracted cold is almost certain to end in chronit catarrh, from which few persons eve dependent Order of. Odd Fellows, Re- bekahs, Masonic, Knights of Pythias, Foresters of America, Modern Wood- men of America, Royal Neighbors of America, Knights of the Maccabees, Ladies'of the Maccabees and Brother- hood of American Yeomen. OPPORTUNITIES The Opportunities for both capital and labor are numerous and of sub- ,vholly recover. Give every cold the stantlal nature. The location on the attention it deserves and you may avoi( main line of the Great Northern Rail- .'his disngrceable disease. Hov can you way iusures a market for all manufac- :ure a cold? Why not try Chamber- tured wood productaand the find qual, iain's Cough Remedy? It is highl5 ity:of timber and its cheapness fumfish recommended. Mrs. M. White of But- the material. In agriculture the scope let, Tenn., says: "Several years ago l is wid and pyo.milsingi -Eruit.gowiug was bothered with my throat and lung. ,and h anfl.lj_ng will yield a 1.arg_e return. " Someone told me of Chamberlain's Small fruit on a few acres offer oppor- Cough Remedy. I began using it and ' t unltles to people' with limited means.. it relieved me at once. Now my throat Potatoes ar very profit]ple. Truck " tnd lungs are sound and well." For gardening is ins demand. Butter and sale by E. A. Roberts and W. E. Mans- eggs always bring g:l prices. field. The }emaud for men in the Tnl!l$ a.nd !oiging camps is continuallyl increas- Facts Stronger Than Fiction !ng. will bring my mamma some dishes ac All pains arising from rheumatism, L[)OKIZI( :D a teakettle. I hope you will bring m) gout, megrim, toothache, neuralgia, Her young men the opportunities of- papa a pair of new shoes and a pair o; headache, liver pains, neuralgic pains. .ed in Western Washington . are and a pair of suspenders, and a sciatica, lumbago, stiff neck, Chilblains .reter;thau anywhere in the United new hat. And I hope you will brin,z contused mucles, enlarged veins and Stdtes. The climatethe soil, the lees- my sister a doll, and a new hat and a all pains of the bones or nerves quick- ton arld tbe rapid growth in pair of slipper. Please bring me  ly relieved by using Wilbur's Oil o . ,tian and wealth,, will aaaurlly make ball, and a punching bag, and a foot Gladness, 50c per bottle. For sale by this one of.tha greteit.99utries on ball, and a box of checkers, and some g- A. Roberts and W. E. Mansfield.