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The Lynden Tribune
Published at Lynden, Whatcom Coun
ty Washington, every Thursday by
The Tribune Publishing Company.
Charles D. Jones, Editor.
H. E. Stuart, Business Manager.
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There seems to be a wrong lmpres
sluo passing over this part of the
atate In regard to ex-Governor Mc
flrides altitude towards local option.
It is probably due to the fact thai
he vetoed a local option bill while gov
ernor of the state. It is the express
ed opinion of friends of the bill and
those who know the det'alls of the
affair, that the governor did not veto
the bill because it waa a local option
bill but because it had been so tam
pered with by the whiskey ring that
it bore no semblance to the original
bill. Its purpose waa so crossed that,
had it been enacted, it would have be
come a boomerang in the rumsellera
hands' to throw a the heads of law
'ablding citizens every time they at
tempted to Interfere with the rumsell
era nefarious business, and, thus, in
stead of being an honor to its sup
porters, it would have been a deep
William H. Lewis, of Seattle, who
as a member of the 1903 session of
the legislature was the father of the
local option bill which Henry Mcßrlde
then governor, vetoed, has made a
public statement in which he upholds
the governor's veto and declares that
the bill was defective. Mr. Lewis,
who is one of the leading business
men of Seattle, says he Is supporting
Governor Mcßrlde in the present con
test. Mr. Lewis public statement fol
"While I Introduced the local op
tion bill, I waa never satisfied with
its form and especially after it was
amended to require a 60 per cent pe
tition. I believed its only advantage
was to put the principle of local op
tion on the statute books of the state
making it easier to make the bill ef
fective by amendments in the next
legislature than to pass an entirely
new bill. At the time Governor Mc-
Brlde vetoed tbe bill I waa satisfied
that his veto was justifiable op tbe
grounds which he stated. These ob
jections to the bill had not been clear
ly brought out In our discussion In
the house. I mave always believed
Governor Mcßrlde vetoed the bill as s
matter of public duty, and that had
the bill been effectivey drawn snd
one that would have effected the pur
poses for which it was drawn, the
governor would have signed it snd
we should have had local option six
years earlier than we shall have it.
"I am more confident of this be
cause of Governor Mcßride*: action
in connection with two other import
ant bills which I introduced in that
session one was the nlckel-in-the-slot
machine bill and the other a bill mak
ing gambling a felony. As you will
remember there was an organized ef
fort to defeat these bills by trickery
and Jobbery when it was known we.
had enough votes to pass them. We
the bills were passed by the senate
and sent back to the house. Gover
nor Mcßride sent for me snd told me
he knew there was an unscrupulous
lobby trying to corrupt the house
snd senate clerks to 'Job' the sup
jtorters of these two bills. He advised
me to follow the bills personally and
not let them out of my alght until
they had been signed by the speak
er snd president of the senate, and
to bring them to him. personally, so
he could sign them without chance of
their being altered. This 1 did. and
bolieve it is largely thbrough tbe gov
ernor's interest and. co-operation that
these bills were placed on the stat-
Swim & Aldrieh Realty Co.
NOOKSACK VALLEY LANDS
Office Next Door to Bank.
$125—cleared corner, 100x125 feet.
$250—10 lots, full block, on cleared
street. Lota are partly clear.
$480—24 lota, Including the park
$900—Very desirable residence prop
erty, new 6-room house and corner
lot In center of town.
v 250 acres perfectly clear, fine lo
cation, good buildings.
$3200—160 acrea, 30 In crop, good orch
ard, large barn, house. Soil is good
$5800—41 1-4 acres, all clear, buildings
worth $2500 to $3000. Stock and far
ming implements to value of $1000
$6,000—80 acres, principally bottom
land, 60 clear, 15 pasture, 5 brush,
new house worth f1,200, old orchard,
fine creek, located on good road,
with telephone service, dally mail
and cream route. Owner determined
to sell on account of poor health.
We are prepared to maae farm
loans in any amount desired at rea
sonable rates and st short notice.
Farm Loans, Notary Public, Insurance
ute books in proper and effective
"I am heartily supporting Governor
Mcßride in the present campaign, be
believing, after consideration of the
claims of all tbe candidates, that he is
best qualified for the position.
We might furnish the opinion of
many ohter people ho know about
the attempt to pas'- the local op
tion bill referred to and their ver
dicts would be Blmlliar To Mr. Lewis'
in regard to Govern >r Mcßride's rea
son for vetoing it.
HOW ABOUT THE FARMERS' FAIR?
It will be a grand advertiser of Lyn
den's productive ability. We hope the
farmers will keep the matter In mind
and select the best of their crops and
finest of their stock to put on exhibi
tion when the time comes. They
might also urge the business men to
see the good such an event would
mean to both parties. Such an event,
if made annual affair, would do much
towards building up a reputation in
the Nooksack valley for first-class ar
ticles in farm products. The farmer
would be encouraged to keep thor
oughbred stock, to raise the best var
ieties of fruits, grains and vegeta
bles. It would create a market for
suoh goods and eastern buyers would
soon hear of it, and make arrange
ments to visit our part of the world
about that time of year.
Many of the eastern states have
many such fairs and the "country
fairs" and tournaments of England
have been notable for many years.
The English farmers as a result take
great pride in their fine stock and
fancy vegetables, We can raise near
ly every kind of a plant, and the best
of its kind; and can feed more ani
mals ou an acre than any other place
in the Uuited States of America, but,
who knows it Not even all the peo
ple on Puget Sound, let alone the peo
ple in the Eastern states and Eu
What is of benefit to the farmers
is certainly of benefit to the merchant
and business men of Lynden for when
the farmer has money he spends it,
and—at home. He is no miser nor
decs he dabble in foreign trade as
many city customers do.
Ia the campaign that Is approach
-1 ing Lynden haa but one local can
didate and after a thorough canvass
we are satisfied that the precinct is
nearly unanimous for his nomination
This is as it should be. Last week
we published figures taken from the
offices of the county auditor and as
sessor showing that with an equal
assessable valuation, and 58 per cent
of the county's vote the country por
tion received but 17 per cent of the
money paid out for salaries to county
officials and their deputies.
We have no tight with Bellingham,
but insist that it is manifestly unfair
and selfish to give all the political
plums to tb at city under the showing
made. Mr. Bixby Is entitled to the
support of .every Lyndenite, and by,
"support' we mean their good will
and influence. When other candidates
call on us; It 4 them know that we
are Cor Mr. Bix by for county attorney,
first, last snd all the time.
W have knot v him for years and
THE LYN'pEK TRIBUNE JULY 23, 1908.
we know him to be competent capa
ble, and reliable. He owns about four
hundred acres of land and is constant
ly spending money in our midst im
proving the same. His interests and
inclinations are agricultural and the
rural portion of the community are
standing by htm. As we understand
it, the granges of the county an d the
labor unions of Bellingham are for
This gives him 1,600 to 2,000 votes
out of a possible four or five thou
sand Republican votes in the county,
with four avowed Candida-., in the
Mr. Bixby informs us that be has
been campaigning in Bellingham and
finds many volunteer supporters in
that city. Let every Republican get
out and vote for Bixby.
Elsewhere In the Tribune is the an
nouncement of Attorney Walter Whit
comb of Blame, for nomination at the
primaries for senator from the 41st I
district. Mr. Whitcomb is a graduate!
of the law school of the University of
Minnesota and practiced law for sev
eral years in the city of Minneapolis
before coming west, about eight years
ago. Since then he has been a resi
dent of Blame and practiced in this
county and is now secretary of the
Republican county central committee.
In this issue of The Tribune you
will find the announcement of Mr.
Guy E Dunning of Blame for nomin
ation at primaries In September for
county superintendent of schools.
Mr. Dunning used to live in Ilermidji,
Minnesota, and so did the editor of
'the Tribune. Many a friendly foren
sic tilt did we have in the old liter
ary and debating society at that
place, which forced me as well us all
others who met him in that way, lo
have a very 'great respect for him
and especially if his speech came hist.
He waa always well up in his class
es and a very popular young man
among his schoolmates and insu uetsora.
He came West with his parentsabout
six years ago and Immediately enter
ed the Normal School at Bellingham
where he remained about three years.
Since then he has been a teacher in
the county and has won creditable
success. He was principal of the Ev
erson schools last year and we have
heard many good reports from there
about his teaching ability.
Heres good luck to you old boy.
R. J. Glen has his announcement In
tbla laaue 'for nomination at lie pri
maries for county clerk on thtlWbeub
lican ticket. Mr. Glen is a vety un
assuming and unobtrusive genieinan
he seems to thoroughly understand
his business and we think he sands
n good chance of holding bis job
down another two years.
Erz<& Beckes, Real Estate
INSURANCE THAT INSURES
This is the season iif the year when you run the
greatest risk of losini.' your property by fire.
We are agents for:
Aetna Insurance Company.
Phoenix Insurance Company.
Washington Insurance Company.
Imperial Insurance Company.
German Alliance Insurance Company.
We buy and sell Real Estate, Loan Money, Ex
amine Abstracts, Pass on Titles and do general
Conveyancing and Notary Work.
We have inquiries for 10- and 20-acre improved
tract. List your property with
Err <XL Beckes,
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SUMMONS NO. 8808.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE
STATE OF WASHINGTON, IN AND
FOR WHATCOM COUNTY
B. P. Nelson, Plaintiff,
Norman Carr, Carr, his wife
and the unknown heirs of Daniel M
Chapel, deceased. Also all other pei
sons, or parties unknown claiming any
right, ttille, estate, lien or interest in
the realestate describd in the com
plaint herein Defendants.
THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
To the said Norman Carr,
Carr, his wife, and the unknown
heirs of Daniel M. Chapel, deceased;
also all othed persons or parties un
known claiming any right, title, estatt
tate, lien or interest in the real es
tate described in the complaint he
You and each of you are hereby
summoned to appear within sixty days
after the date of the first publication
of this summons, to-wit, within six
ty days after the 2nd day of July, 1908
and defend the above entitled action
iv the above entitled court, and answe
the complaint of the plaintiff, nnd
serve a copy of your answer upon the
undersigned attorney for plaintiff at
his office below stated; and in case
of your failure so to do judgement Willi
be rendered against you according tv
the demands of the complaint, whicli j
has been filed with the clerk of said
The object of this action is to pro-'
cure a decree of said court against
each and all of said defendants ad
judging and decreeing; plaintiff to be
the sole and absolute owner of the
following realestate, to-wit; the north
east quarter of section eight, in town
ship forty, north, of range three, east,
of Willamette meridian, all In Whui-!
com county. State of Washington; that
Ihe adverse claims, if any, of defend
ants and of each und every of them,
are null and void; that defendants, or
any of them, have no estate or inter
est in or lien or encumbrance upon
said realestatie; that plaintiff's title to
said realeslale be quieted as to such
claim, or claims, and that defendants,
their heirs, administrators and assigns
are each and ull forever debarred and
enjoined from asserting any claim of
interest of any nature adverse to plain
tiff, his heirs, successors, assigns or
grantees in and to said realestate.
Date of first publication July 2nd,
W. .A. Martin,
Attorney for plaintiff, Post
Office address, Rooms 17
and 19, First National Ban
com County, Washington.
July 2 August 6 inc.
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your job printing.
Glass, Points and Oils.
Phillip McConnelr, president B. C. Crabtree, vice pres.
R. W. Green, cashier
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A successful, sttfe home bank is a help towards the mater
advancement of any community. Do business with a home
institution and help your own town. v
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on Savings Accounts
keeps out meats fresh and in the best condition. Our
salt meats are the best.
We pay the highest price, in cash for beef, mutton,
hoys antl hides.
A. L. DRAKE, Lynden.
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