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Proposed Amendment to
State Constitution
State of Washington,
Office of the Secretary of State.
To whom it may concern: In o
hedience to an act of the legislature
approved March 17. 1911, entitled
as follows: "AN ACT to amend art
icle one (1) of the Constitution of
the State of Washington, authoriz
ing and empowering the voters to
call a special election at any time
to recall and discharge any elective
public officer and to elect his suc
cessor, by adding thereto at the end
of said article one (1) two new sec
tions which shall be numbered sec
tions 33 aud 34 of said article oue
(I )," there is hereby published for
the consideration of the voters of
the State ot Washington the fol
lowing proposed amendment to the
constitution of said state:
That at the general election to be
held in this state on the Tuesday
next succeeding the first Monday in
November, 1912, there shall be sub
mitted to the qualified electors of
tho state, for their adoption and
approval or rejection, an amendmen
of article ono (1) of the constitu
tion of the State of Washington, au
thorizing and empowering the voter
to call a special election at any
time to recall and discbarge any e
lective public officer and to elect
bis successor, by addiug thereto at
the end of said article sections 83
aud 34 of said article one (1) nnd
which shall read, as follows:
Article 1.
Section 33. Every elective publi
officer in the State of Washington
except judges of courts of record
is subject to recall and discharge
by the legal voters of the state, or
of the political subdivision of the
state, from "which he was elected,
whenever a petition demanding his
recall, reciting that such officer has
committed some act or acts of mal
feasance or misfeasance while In
office, or who has violated his oath
of office, stating the matters com
plained of, signed by the per
centages of tho qualified electors
thereof, hereinafter provided, the
percentage required to be computed
from the total number of votes cast
for all candidates for his said of
fice to which he was elected at the
preceding election, is filed with the
officer with whom a petition for
nomination, or certificate for norn
iuation, to such office must be fil
ed under the laws of this state, and
the same officer shall call a special
election as provided by the general
election laws of this state, and the
result determined as therein pro
vided.
Section 34. The legislature shal
pass the necessary laws to carry out
the provisions of section thirty-three
(33) of this article, und to facili
tate its operation and effect with
out delay: Provided, That the au
thority hereby conferred upon the
legislature shall not be construed
to grant to the legislature any ex
clusive power of law-making nor in
any way limit the Initiative and
referendum powers reserved by the
people. The percentages requir
ed shall be, state officers, other tha
judges, senators and representatives
city officers of cities of the first,
class, school district boards In cit
ies of tbe first class, county officers
of the first, second and third classes
twenty-five percent. Officers of all
other political subdivisions, cities,
towns, townships, precincts and
school districts not herein mentione
and state senators and representa
tives, thirty-five per cent.
There shall be printed on all bal
lots provided for the said election,
the words:
"For the proposed amendment to
article one (1) of the constitution,
by adding thereto at the end of
said article one (1) two new sec
tions to be numbered sections 33
and 34 of said article one (1) au
thorizing and providing for tbe re
call and discharge of any elective
public officer and election of his
successor." "Against the propos
ed amendment to article one (1) of
tbe constitution, by adding thereto
at the end of said article one (1)
two new sections to be numbered
sections 33 and 34 of said article
one (1), authorizing and providing
for the recall and discharge of any
elective public officer and election
of his successor."
In testimony whereof I have here
unto set my hand and affixed the
seal of the State of Washington.
Done at Olympia this Ist day of
July. 1912.
iSeal) I. M. HOWELL,
au 1-13 wks. Secretary of State
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Notice Is Hereby Given, that the
Hoard of County Commissioners of
Whatcom County, Washington, wil
receive bids for the reconstruction o
the North Approach to the Guide
Meridian Hridge and an earth fill a
the north end of said approach; sai
improvement to be made in accord
ance with the plans and specifica
tions on file in the office of the
County Engineer.
AH bids submitted must be sealed
and marked "Bid for Reconstruction
and Earth Fill, North Approach to
(luide Meridian Bridge," and bids
will be opened and considered at the
hour of 10:30 oc'lock A. M. on Fri
day, October 11th, 1912. The Boar
reserving tho right to reject any and
and all bids.
This improvement to be paid for
from the (leueral Road Fund and
General Bridge Fund of Whatcom
County, Washington. Work to be
completed by March 15, 1913.
In Testimony Whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and affixed
my officinl seal as Clerk of said
Board, this <th day of September,
A 1912 -
County Auditor of Whatcom County,
Washington, and Clerk of tbe Bonrl
of County Commissioners of saUl
County.
(SEAE) 9-12-4t.
Bob Hodge speaks at Belling
ham next Tuesday Night.
TIMELY TOPICS.
(By Geo. Severance, Supt. Western
Washington Experiment Station,
Puyallup, Wash.)
Frequent inquiries are received by
the station requesting the analysis of
a certain sample of soil, in order to
find out just what it will grow. For
the benefit of interested parties we
wish to state that a chemical analysis
is of very insignificant importance in
determining just what a soil will pro
duce. The fact is that nearly every
ordinary fruit, vegetable and field
crop, barring peculiar or unusual soils
or crops of quite limited adaptability,
is being grown successfully on near
ly every ordinary kind of soil where
other important factors are right.
These other necessary factors include
condition of soil, drainage, amount
and distribution ot moisture supply
throughout the growing season, ele
vation and topography as affecting
air drainage and tendency to frost,
slope and exposure (north, south,
east, west) as affecting earliness and
general warmth of tract; physical con
dition of the soil as affecting the
warmth and earliness; ability to re
tain moisture through dry times and
übility to retain soluble plant food
against leaching; and last but not
least, tillage and general manage
ment as affecting the development of
available fertility, retention of mois
ture in dry weather, eradication of
weeds and the development of proper
physical condition for the free and
development of plant roots. Chenv.
cal analyses show all farm crops to
contain the same elements but in
varying proportions and all fairly
good soils to contain these same ele
ments in quantities that would re
quire years to completely exhaust
whatever crop might be grown. The
chemical analyses show the total
amounts of the plant food elements
but only a very small amount of
these elements is available to the
plant at ony one time, rarely enough
to carry a crop through one season.
The real fertility of the soil or its
crop producing capacity will depend
then upon the rapidity with which thr
large store of insoluble fertility is
made available, and this in turn will
I depend ui>on thoroughness of tillage
[and maintaining an abundance of hu
I mus in the soil. A poor soil, chemi
cally, well handled may develop avail
able fertility faster than a rich one
poorly handled. This difference in
rapidity of development of available
plant food according to tillage and
management may be so great and bear
so little relation to the actual chemi
cal composition of the soil that little
shades of difference shown in gros
chemical composition mean practically
nothing in determining the adaptabili
ty of the soil to different crops.
* * »
On the other hand an examination
of the physical condition helps consid
erably. If the soil is sandy we know
that it will be a warmer and quicker
soil than if heavier and will be adapt
ed to crops that should be on the mar
ket early or should make a quick
growth. If very heavy it will be a
colder soil and probably adapted to
the slower growing or full season
crops or those that do not specially
require a warm soil. If very coarse
we know that it will not endure
drouth satisfactorily and will not car
ry crops well that should make their
best growth or be fruiting during the
dryest period, nor crops that natural
ly require an abundance of moisture
If neither very coarse nor ver.v
heavy we know that it may' be used
satisfactorily for almost any crop thft
grows if the local climatic conditions
are favorable and market and laboi
make the crop desirable.
In short, it is only when soils are
found to be very coarse, or very fine,
or very mucky that we figure the
mere composition of the soil to be i
large factor in determining what it is
best to grow.
• • •
The Station examines samples ol
soil as to physical condition and as to
acidity, but cannot advise wisely with
out answers to the following ques
tions: First, is the soil well drained
naturally or artificially? If not, can It
be drained economically? Second, has
the tract good air drainage or is It
subject to local frosts? Third, has It
the condition and character of the sub
soil down to two, three and four feetl
Fourth, what is the elevation as com
pared to the surrounding land? Fifth,
what is the topography (level oi
hilly)? Sixth, what is the exposure
(north, south, east, west facing)?
Seventh, what of the more delicate
crops are found growing in the same
general locality as an evidence of the
possibilities of the climate? Eighth,
give any information regarding local
labor, transportaton or market facili
ties that may Influence the preference
as to crops.
• » •
To illustrate: A sample of good
loam soil is received accompanied
with the request: "Analyze this soil
and tell me what It will grow." Now,
so far as the soil is concerned It would
grow ahything successfully from wa
ter melons to hay or grain, but lack
of drainage would restrict hardy vege
table or forage crops, local frost con
ditions due to lack of air drainage
would eliminate the delicate fruits,
labor conditions might eliminate cer
tain otherwise valuable crops for
whch all other conditions might be
suitable. Again all conditions might
be right for the growth of the most
valuable crops except that the slip
shod character of the man would un
fit him for growing anythia« except
the crudest or hardiest cror.s. The
foregoing considerations should make
apparent tbe fallacy of expecting a
mere chemical analysis of a sample of
a soil to tell exactly what rcops it is
best fitted to grow.
ADVERTISED LETTERS
Mail for the following named persons
remains unrlalmed In tlie Tost office at
Lynden. Wash., Oct. 3. 1912. If
not called for In two weeks It will be
sent to the Dead Letter office:
Frank Barnes Herman Petterson,
(2) Miss Myrtle (?) Fred Peter
son, Claude Manley.
One cent due on each of the rtbo\e let
ters. When calling for any plenae say
"Advertised."
DAVID W. BISDEB. ». mt.
THE LYNDEN TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1912.
"Your Faith in Us Means Our Success"
To all 'Fair' visitors, also the' Sterner' Sex
In case the weather becomes wet and the streets muddy, we are prepared to pro
tect you from the inclemency. Our stock of rubber goods is complete in all details.
Dry feet and dry clothing are very essential to health as well as comfort.
In our shoe department we can fit any style shoe made, with rubbers; Men's,
Women's or Childrens.
As to Rain Coats—well, "Kenyon" makes the best Rain Coats ever put on the
market—therefore we sell "Kenreign" rain coats. The new styles are mighty handsome
too, with the new cuff, and all.
Out of 500 pairs of bargain shoes we have about 100 pair left. You never in all
your life, saw such bargains-=-and we prove it to anyone looking for shoes. Come in
and see if you can find your size.
Have you noticed the handsome Neckwear for Ladies in the window? Have you
noticed also, the price? If you have'nt, just stop and take a look.
A few Special Prices for the last half of Fair Week on
Blue Figured German Ticking 28c
Good Weight plain white Outing |10c
Plain dress Ginghams 9°
Stevens linen toweling No. 3 19)&C
We are showing this Fall, the handsomest assortment of Men's Suits ever shown in Lyn
den. If you are from "Texas" come in. We will surprise you, boys, • and we can fit
you, too, and the styles are correct.
Rain Coats
"Kenreign" Storm Coats for Men and Women. Up
to-date in style, cloth and finish. For Men we have
them in plain black, Scotch Fancies with plaid-lining
and they keep out cold and rain.
Plain blacks all sizes for Men $17.50
Kenreign Overcoats from $10 to $20
For Women
The new auto style slip-on, sSZ** $6.00
For Children
The new hooded capes are in and they're
beauties. Navy blue rubberized cloth,
plaid lined hood $4.50
Hull
We never had such a complete assortment of Parasols and Umbrellas in all grades as we
have this year. We can please you, no matter what style of handle or what quality
cloth you want. Men's, Women's and Children's.
Forty dozen pairs Canvas Gloves, 4 pairs 25c
GROCERY SPECIALS FOR
Hammond's Best Flour, bbl. $4.75
Lard, 10 lb. pail 1.35'
Roll Oats, per pkg: .25
Corn Meal S5& 10 lb. sack .25
3 pkgs. Reliance Raisins, 16 oz. .25
Karo Syrup, dark per pail .50
A. & H. Soda, 4 pkgs. .25
Best Corn Starch, 4 pkgs. .25
S. S. Gloss, 4 pkgs. .25
Chase & Sanborn's, 3 lb. can Coffee 1.00
Farmers Mercantile Company,
PHONE MAIN 15. LYNDEN. WASHINGTON
DOMESTICS
UMBRELLAS
Englewood Sheets, 72xS0 69c
" Pillow-slips 42 inch, each 17c
Blue, Red or Tan Table Cloth 41c
Lonsdale Muslin 11c
Cotton Blankets from 80c to $1.50
"Wool Nap" Blankets S&T 2.25 to 3.50
All wool 1 1-4 and 1 2-4 in white, grey
and tan from $6.00 to $10.00 a pair.
A good comfort for $1.50
A better one for $2.00
A crackerjack for $3.50
Floss Pillows for sofa cushions all sizes
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
C. W. Soap, 26 bars $1.00
Fairy Soap, 6 bars .25
Swift's White Soap, 6 bars .25
Parowax, 2 for .25
Our "Special" Coffee, a lb. .25
Salt, half ground, 50 lb. sack .25
Full Cream Cheese, a lb .20
D. S. Pork .12y 2
Eggosee, per dozen .90
M. J. B. 3 lb. can Coffee 1.00
Bedding
Hull

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