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THE LYNDEN TRIBUNE
CAUSES LOSS OF LIFE
MRS. MOFFAT A VICTIM
Little Daughters, Blown 200
Feet, Miraculously Escape
Mr*. Peter Moffet was one of the
victims of the terrible catastrophe
that happened at CleElum Wash., last
Many tons of blasting powder for
the mines near Cle Elum were explod
ed there last Thutwlay afternoon from
unknown cause. About twelve tons
of giant powder had been unloaded
from a car the day before onto a plat
form in front of the magazine and
was allowed to remain there. This
had become very hot from the suns'
rays during the early part of the day,
and, when the laborers attempted to
put it into the magazine in the after
noon, it Is supposed some slight Jar In
the handling set the powder off, on ac
count of its heated condition.
Besides the twelve tons of giant
powder ou the platform there were
sixty tons of black powder in a box
car on the track and several tons in
the magazine and It all went off at
once. It was one of themost terrible
disasters of its kind that ever hap
pened on this coast. Large rocks and
broken timbers were thrown over a'
mile from the scene of the disuster
and the bodies of the laborers were
only a handful of fragments when
The Moffet camping outfit an,]
tent were only about fifty feet from '.
the magazine. Mrs. Moffat had her
two little daughters, Margaret and
Madeline on a mat preparatory to giv
ing them a bath, when the explosion
took place. And right here Is one of
the st rangest mc dents on record. The
children were carried 200 feet down
the hillside on thi* mat, over trees
and flying rocks, with hardly any
Injury beyond a few scratches. In
direct line with the explosion and
where they were dropped and just be
yond where the tent stood was a tall
Xir tree, over which they must have
been raised over without harm Tbe
mother was Instantly killed, and quite
badly mangled about the face.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Moffat lived for
many years at Northwood, about two
miles northeast of Lvnden and still
own a large ranch out there which
Mr. Moffat's nephew, Mr. Will Mof
fat, ie overseeing along with bis own.
They left here a year ago last April
and were Intending to come back this
winter and make this their permanent
home again. In fact they are pioneers
of Lynden having lived on their ranch
at Northwood for over fifteen years
and during that time Mr. Moffat by
her sunny disposition won many
warm and lasting friends who will
greatly mourn her sudden demise,
warm and lasgtl fnlrneds who will
greatly mourn her usdden demise.
There were seven other victims of
Legacy for Mrs. Brenner.
Mrs. A obit- Brenner receives a rich
legacy from a cousin in Brewster,
Yarmouth, Mass., April s.—Mrs.
Olive C. Wiuslow, who died at her
home In Brewster, April 33, 1908
after a short illness, was one of the
most widely known women of Cape
Cod. Born in 1527 at Brwester, she
lived for fourscore years a life of act
ivity and usefulness. A daughter of
Captain Solomon Freeman, one of
Urewsters' famous sea captains, she
was flrat married to Captain Willard
Sears Higgina, with whom she made
many voyages, several around the
world. Her second husband, Ellsha
1». Wlnslow, a Boston merchant, died
in 1882. A life-long resident of Brew
ster, Mrs. Wlnslow was a member
of the Pilgrim club and a devoted
member of the First Parish church,
to which ihe bequeathed a generous
gift. Her many acta of charity, quiet-!
ly and unostentatiously bestowed, ex-j
empllfied her generous and gracious
Special 30-Day Offer
In order to Immediately increase
the circulation of the Tribune, we
make the following liberal offer.
The Tribune will be sent to any ad
dreia for Three Years, or to any
Three Addresses One Year for $2.00
spirit. She will be greatly missed by
ber many friends and acquaintances
In Brewster and on the Cape.—Yar
Mrs. Olive C. Wlnslow was a cousin
Of Mrs. Abbie Brenner of Lynden and j
it has just been learned from the ad
ministrator of her estate that she left
a sum of over $2,000 to Mrs. Bren
ner. Mrs. Brenner was born, raised
and married at Brewster, Mass. and
has often been at sea with her un
cle Captain Solomon Freeman. She
is also one of the pioneers of Lynden
and her many friends will rejoice with
her over her good fortune.
M. W. A. Excursion.
B! ORAILWAY EXCURSION AND
ENGAGED FOR THE DAY
The officers of the M. W. A. Pic
nic association have engaged two full
bands for the celebration here one
week from Saturday. The Bellingham
band will accompany the special ex
cursion train from that place suffi-
I elently early to greet the Bellingham
-, isitors when they arrive.
The excursion rate of 75c for round
trip ticket from Bellingham Is attract
i Ing the attention of many who wish
|f>r a day's recreation, besides all can
didates for office are sure to be here
v.hether they need recreation or not.
The train leaves Bellingham at 8:30
a. m. and will pick up passengers along
the way probably arriving here about
I The parade will start at the depot
[ and travel down Third street and
Front street, probably turning at W.
II \\ ;\\> ea'i residence and looningonto
Grovei street will we understand,
again make the trip up Front street to
the picnic grounds near the depot.
Business houses will appropriately
decorate, the battle ax and wedge
being the chief emblems, but anything
that appertains to woodcraft being ap
propriate, especially when Interwov
en with the stars and stripes, which
celebration in the country.
All committees are working faith
fully and a rousing time is certainly
in store for all those who attend.
The Lynden school board hare de
rided not to put In a new heating ap
i paralus in the school this year, but
j will fix the old one up and make it do
j for another year. They have also let
ihe contract to Mr. A. J. Brown,t he
painter for painting the woodwork in
the old part. Chas Schuyler receiv
ed the contract to furnish 20 cords of
2-foot wood. New seat s have been
I ordered for the new rooms. Mr. Tay
lor, the president of the school board,
tells us that they have at last obtain
ed the full quota of teachers for the
Mrs. Miles Rittenberg gave a lawu
party Saturday evening in honor of
Misses Helen Slaight and Cecile Wat
son. The lawn waa beautifully light
ed with Japanese lanterns and several
swings were put up. Games were
played and at the close light refresh
ments were served. Everyone had a
merry time. Amcnjr those present
were: Mrs. Miles Rittenberg, hostess;
, Misses Helen Staight, Nellie Ritten
' Ethel Daly, Irene Sain, Winnlfred Ire
i land, Cecile Watson, Ethel Holmes,
June Smith, Irene Munroe, Lena Daly
Mattie Steinhauer. Messrs. Cleveland
Schuvler, Claude, Clarence Barn-
I hart Chatles I'hilo, Dr. Whaley, Mr
Walters, Johu Fritz, Will Fritz, Owen
Hadley, Hal l'angborn, Hob Ilitten
Mr. E. Valen, the painter, is put
ting the finishing touches on Edisons'
r sldence today. It will be a light
body with green trimmings,
i JUST RECEIVED—A new lot of
j Wire Card Receivers at R. M. Lan
. daal Drug Co.
Miss Ruby Hadley returned from
Porter, Wash., Tuesday.
Mr. Art Wright of Point Roberts
' was over visiting his parents the first.
'. of the week.
: Mr. P. G. Cook, county surveyor,
i was up from Bellingham on business
FOR SALE -Hay in field but not
! delivered. R. B. Nymeyer, Farmers'
I Mr. R. W, Green went to Belling
-1 bam on business this week.
Mamie Lusco is visiting her aunt,
Mrs. Henry Lapidas, west of Lyn
I have four ten-acre tracts of land
| that I am offering at a bargain. Just
the size for a chicken or fruit ranch.
H. E. STUART.
We were misinformed last week in re
gard to Mr. Will Plumber being hurt
nt Waples' shingle mill.
Mr. E. Reed of ellnlgßham was In
' Lynden Sunday.
LYNDEN, WHATCOM CO'.'N'TV. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JULY 28, UM,
Lynden-Bellingham Auto Stage
Meets with a Serious Accident
The Lynden Stage cAf.er it Jumped the Sidewalk at Corner of Dupont and D Street.
j On its trip to Bellingham last
Sunday afternoon, the big fife
seated auto stage took a rather
j perilous jump, just after crossing
iDSteet as it was goiug down
Dupont. There were seventeen
on board, when the stage struck
;the side walk, but only a few
I were hurt badly and none seri
t Rev. J. E. Williams, pastor of
tho Trinity M. E. Church of Bel
lingham, collar bone broken and
side bruised but is doing nicely
according to latest report from
St. Luke's Hospital.
Mrs. W. F. Miller, BelliugV 4
left leg broken.
J. R. Crites, an attorney d!
Bellingham, side bruised bnt n >
E. Me. Kay, Bellingham, o\:
er, left leg badly bruised an I
back hurt but is recovering raj:
Mrs A. E. Vaugban, Belling
ham, sprained her ankle in jump
ing to the sidewalk.
Mrs. Herman Johnson, Bel
lingham, received a few scratel,<s
Miss Emma Blondon is Married
A quiet wedding took place 9
o'clock Saturday evening tit the
home of Rev. William OiT
Wark, 806 Sylvan street, when
he united in marriage Miss Em
ma Blond in and Mr. Leroy P.
GonOW, The bride and groom
were unattended. They will re
side at 1411 C street. —Belling-
Miss Blondon was raised it)
Lynden and, altho but a girl just
entering teens, when her mother
died and ber father moved the
family to Bellingham, about four
years ago, she was very pop •
lar among the younger set. Her
brothers, George, Frank and
Will, are proprietors of the
Blondon Bro. 's Ice Cream Par
The Tribune joins with her
many friends in Lynden in wish
ing tbe happy couple a beautiful
journey thru life.
Miss Veda Sutly visited over
Sunday with her aunt, Mrs J d
Parish, at Booth's Corners.
Miss Lyddia Roules spent Mon
jday in Bellingham.
! Misses Eileen Casey, Irene
, Munro, Helen Staighr. Cot c
Watson and June Smith took
dinner Sunday with Miss Win
: nifred Ireland.
Mrs. George Erz and Mrs D.
,J, Milau spent Thursday at thfl
home of Mrs. Milan's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Mahlein of Ever
lon her face and betid.
An unknown Holland lady was
! pinned down by the machine but
seemingly not seriously injured.
as si 10 got up and walked off
! with her husband as soon as she
The following named persons
were shaken up somewhat and
A. E. Vaugban, Bellingham.
Unknown Hollander, Lynden.
Charles Graham, Bellingham.
Father J. B. Boulet Bellingham
J. B. Davis, Bellingham.
Harry Belford, chauffeur,
/ Mrs. J. E. Williams, Belllng
f —- -
K. C. McKee, Seattle.
J. E. Williams, Seattle.
Wibner Cniickshank. Lynden.
i Tbe cause of the accident was
the unsodering of a heavy wire
: built into the tire of the right
front wheel, which became tangl
ed m the gearing of the m tchine
and instantly brought that
I wheel to a halt und caused the
I machine to swerve to the right.
I Tbe engine was immediately re-
Mrs. Lannon of Seattle arriv
ed last Thursday for an ex ten led
I vjsit with her sister, -Mrs. Brooks
and her neice, Mrs. .John Nipges,
and old friends whom she used
to know when a resident of La'h
Don't forget the Lecture Sat
urday nigt by John Lewtaa at the
ME.Ghurch. Illustrated bystere
optican views. Mr. Lewtas is a
i world renowned traveller. Ad
mission 15c and 85c.
SOCIALIST vs REPUBLICAN
On Saturday next, filly 25, the
National Organizer, Gillhaus, of
the Socialist Labor Party, will
be in Lvndcn and I am hereby
instructed to issue a challenge
to the speaker or speakers of the
Republican party, billed for the
same evening in Jawieson's Hall,
to divide llu time in a discussion
of the tenets of their respective
parties. Also, as an evidence of 1
good faith, jhe Socialists of Lyn
den guarantee to pay the hall
rent in case our challenge is ...
Comrade Gibbous will, also.
speak Sunday evening in Jamie-J
son's Hall. — .1. F. Stark
A raw nioe thing* that ire *:od
about the Lvntlen Tribune lor which
it says "Thankyou:"
The LyndVn Tiibune, successor to
the Sun-Filoi, ootnee to hand this
week much Improved editorially and
typographically, under the in-w owner
ship and management, Lynden is to
versed and the brakes set but
the distance was to shortand ( al
fcho tbe machine had been run
ning al a slow rate, it plunged
over the sidewalk into tbe abyss
beyond. The fall was about
fifteen feet and the stage in mak
ing it turned end for end and
Came down on its side. As it
passed over the sidewalk about
half its occupants Jumped with
little barm to themselves". The
chauffuer, Harry Belford, and
the owner, E. McKay, might al
so have jumped, after they saw
it was impossible to stop it, but
they heroically took their chanc
,es with those who couldn't get
Out. Wlhner Cruikshank says
When they struck the sidewalk
be was filling bis pipe—he
jumped -and. be landed in the
gulch below, he still had his to
bacco pouch in bis band but
where bis tneercha'um pipe went
he does not, know. The machine
was quite badly wrecked but it is
thought it can be repaired In t
in a couple of weeks as the en
gine was not hurt or the main
body of the car.
be congratulated upon the change.
The Lynden'Son-Pilot i.s no more
bat The Lynden Tribune takes its
place, c. D. Jonea and H. E. S'uart
having bought tbe jilant and good
will of the Sun-Pilot end changed
.) (• name of tbe pp.'icr Of hie paper.
!; i.s s h!.\-c liimn folio, all home
print, and should meet a hearty we!*
c inie and support among the people
of Linden Deraing l'nspecior.
The Lynden came to us hist week.
i> sine ciis the Bun-Pilot and is pub
lished by Jones & BtatUi and we pre
dict for it BO abundance of success.
Lynden is one of the best Inland
towns in tbe county and the right
men can make a paper pay there. —
H. E. Stuart, a ffirmer Vernon
township school teacher, in company
With C. !>. Jones, of Lynden, Wash.,
has pure! aged the sewipspr at that
plaOt and Iheir initial issue HUM to
band this week It is a creditable Is
sue, being well filb-d with city and
county news and the advertisements
of tbe hustling business men of Lyn
den. Bey Ihe genii. men live long
:ad enjoy prosperity lo tbe Unit of
ihe editor, winch has been known to
consit of three square meals pet da>
with pie once, ai d tbe privilege of
paying ones''bills by bank cneck.-—
The Dows, lowa, Advocate.
Messrs. Jones *i Smart l.aye doustd
the glim of the Sua-Pilot at Lyndon
ard erected Tie Tribune as a morm
m Jt to that city. From appearances
in tbe ttrel Dumber these gentle*
men are going to make good and we
>,)sh teem all tbe dough-end sticky
taffy they can masik-nte. - Maple
Fulls Le::der. '
COME and see our new Post Cards
and Albums. R. ,M,. Landanl Drug Co.
JUST RECEIYLD —A new lot Of
ancy pips*; at R. M. Lindaal Drug Co.
Registration Place Changed
As D. \V. Bender, city clerk, haa
accepted the position of book-keep*
er for Roo & Van Leeuwen Lum
ber Co. and thus cannot be In the
city for the present, the registra
tion books wU be kept open by
•Mr. W, 1. Baker In Baker and Tay
lor's real estate office.
INSURE In a reliable company With
Swim und Aldrieh.
TAKE yon- job priming to The Tri
J II GALE. Umbrella* recovered
an I repftir<*d Seizor* ground. Nei
door lo P. O.
Mr. J. J, Lav of liellinghatn was in
in Lynden on limine— the first of the
Ward Budght bad the cud of hi*
junili bud 1) mangled by the joluU ■
saw at the Hi-aiou shinglo mill Tuaa
QlWOere 'Picnic at Bil»er Beach July
Tbe grocer* will bold their annual
picnic at Silver Beech, Wash., this
year. July L' 3is tbe dat« to be re-
UM nib. n d.
DR: EBB) ipedallat, Eye, Ear, Nose
and Throat. Ulnsst-s fitted. Phone
AH4I, Daylight block, Bellingham 2-8
READ the ads in Ibis issue, tbe teat
of everything is advertised.
IF You want to gut results adver
tise in Tbe Tribune everybody reads
To Tiie VlI» i-b of Whatcom County.
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the nomination of County Attorne
on the Republican ticket to be voted
| for at the Direct Primary Election,
> September fcth, 1908.
Very rci.pfcel fully,
FRANK W. PJXBT,
To the Voters of Whatcom County:
1 hereby announce my candidacy
for the nominal ion of Prosecuting
Attorney on the Republican ticket at
the coining Direct Primary elec
tion, Tuesday, Sep. I, 190 S.
To The Voters of Whatcom County.
I hereby unouncs niy candidacy
for the nomination of County Assess
or on the Republican ticket to be vo
ted for at the Direct Primary Elect
ion, September. 8, 1908.
C H. WHIPPLE.
To the Voters of Whatcom County:
1 hereby announce my candidacy for
8 ute Senator of the 41st Senatorial
Distinct,subject to the Will of the vot
ers to be expressed at the primary
election September Bth, 1908.
WALTER B. WHITCMOB,
To the Voters of Whatcom County:
1 hereby announce my candidacy for
the nomination of County Comnila
Utoner tor the Third District on the
Republican ticket at the Primary Ele
ction, Sept. 7, 19US.
ELMER B. SMITH.
To the Voters of Whatcom County*
I hereby announce my candidacy fur:
tbe nomination of county treasurer on
the Republican ticket to be voted for
at the direct primary election, Sep
iam bar 4th, 11)08.
To the Voters of Whatcom County:
I hfrally announce my self as a can
didate of the Republican party for
county superintendent of schools, sub
ject to the will of the vol era a the
primaries, September 8, 1908.
OUT E. DUNNING.
To the Voters of Whatcom County:
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for re-election for the office
: tif county clerk. Whatcom County, sub
ject to the decibion of the voters at
th* Republican primaries, September 8
R. J. OL.EN.