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THE LYNDEN TRIBUNE
Pacific Pilot, first publ'd Ana;. 34, 1901
lynden Sun, first publls'd June 20, 1904
T.ynden Sun-Pilot, aitab. Aug-. 10, 190S
Lynden, Whatcom Co.. Washington,
H. BOSEMZWEIO. Owner and Publisher
Entered aa second-class mall matter.
July 8, 190S, at the post office at Lyn
den. Washington, under the Act of
March 3. 1579.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF
One Year In Advance * 1- 5?
SU Months in Advance «T5
Canada and Foreign, one Year 2.00
Advertising Hates furnished on appli
Competent Legislators Wanted.
The election of members of the
legislature should engage the seriou
attention of every voter in the coun
ty. In no other public position is
such a high order of ability more
necessary, and in no position is
heavier responsibility assumed.
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It is held by many good citizens,
and justly so, that there should be
no partisanship is securing meinbeis
Of the legislature, it is a business
proposition pure and simple, and
business motives should govern the
effort to secure the best men to at
tend to the interests of the county
and state .regardless of party af
filiations In national politics.
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At the present time it makes no
difference whatever in the matter of
national issues what the beliefs of
individual candidates for the state
legislature. The only national pol
ilics with /which the legislature
comes in touch is the question of the
election of a United States Senator,
and this will not come up at tho nex
session of the legislature, nor will it
be handled by the legislature until
alter the people of this state have
by their ballots declared their choice
for that office, and the legislature
must act in accordance with the in-
Btructoins of the people. At the
next session of the legislature the
present primary law will be amende!
so as to provide for the proper se
lection of United States senators by
the people direct. What the legis
lature needs from all sections of
the state is not politicians, not po
litical aspirants, not members who
are for this man or that man, but
good, honest, capable and practical
men who will guard the interests of
the taxpayers in the best possible
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This county cannot afford tohnv
its best nominees for the legislating
defeated because of partisan politics
1 trains, ability and experience are
what are required and should be
demanded of every aspirant for the
position of honor as representative
in our law mitking bodies.
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For sixty days the legislature is
practically the supreme power in at'
fairs of the state. It overrides tho
governor and till other departments
of state. It makes laws. It amends
laws. It repeals laws. And all these
new laws, these amendments, these
repeals, are nothing more nor less
(ban new orders issued for tho va
rious departments of state govern
ment to carry out. A new criminal
law is but an order on the police au
thorities. A law regulating corpor
ations is but an order on state of
ficers, telling them what to do and
how to do it.
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It is vitally necessary that these
laws or orders be good laws, and
good laws cannot be framed by
incompetent, and inexperienced
men. It is necessary that these laws
be in the interest of the people of
the whole state and not in tbe inter
est of any particular class of citizen
It is true that the governor has a
veto power on the legislatttre, but
the legislature itself has the last
say, and can pass a law over the ye
to of the governor.
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It is of utmost importance that on
ly the best men offering themselves
for legislative positions in cither the
house or senate be elected. If thai
is not done the people will have on
ly themselves to reproach if unsatis
factory measures are adopted, (lood
men are wanted —now is tho time
to select them.
Abuse is not argument.
We live in the best country In the
world. Don't forget that.
President Taft's pre-con volition
campaign cost, less than $300,00
Mr. Roosevelt's less than $200,1100
and Governor Wilson's less than
$100,000. In the case of the Taft
campaign, at leaat part of this went
to paying the expenses of delegates
a practise that would not hereafter
be permitted under the convention
system and will not be possible un
der the primary system. A re
spectable national primary campaign
can be made, it appears, on $100,
000. This does not justify the
claim that the direct primary is
more expensive than the convention
The dally papers are now furn
ishing their readers with startling
accounts of the number of men who
are changing politically. The di
rection of the change depends al
together upon what paper you hap
. pen to be reading. As most of the
big dailies are against Roosevelt it
would seem that there will be
hardly enough Roosevelt votes to
make ft worth while counting them.
Hut, if you see it in a daily paper—
don't believe it.
From evil Rood is bound to springi
sooner or later.
Some Progressive Parly Ideas.
Some of the principles which the
new party will vigorously uphold:
We wish to shape conditions so
that a greater number of smnll men
who are decent, industrious and
energetic shall be able to succeed
and so that the big men who are
dishonest shall not be allowed to
succeed at all.
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The government must co-operate
wit h the farmer to make tiie farm
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We do not believe that there
should be Inequality of right: and
therefore, we favor woman suffrage
We have more than enough to
.supply every human being beneath
the flag. There ought not to be
in this republic a single day of bad
business, a single unemployed work
logman, or a single underfed child.
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If this country is really to go for- 1
ward along the path of social and
economic justice, there most be a
new party of nation-Wide and non
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Who knows the people's needs as
well as the people themselves?
Wherever it is practicable we pro
pose to preserve competition, but
where under modern conditions com
petition has been eliminated and
cannot be successfully restored then
the government must step in and
itseli supply the needed control on
behalf ot the people as a whole.
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We must try to make little busi
ness big and all business honest.
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A tariff high enough to give A
nierican producers the American
market when they make honest
goods and sell at honest prices, but
low enough that when they sell dis
honest goods at dishonest prices
foreign competition can correct both
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In Alaska the government has an
opportunity of starting in what is
almost a fresh field to work out
various problems by actual experi
ment. The government should at
once construct, own and operate the
railways In Alaska.
By honoring Henry Shagren, of
Lynden, and C. B. Legoe, of Fern
dale, Progressive party candidates
tor county commissioner, the people
of Whatcom county will honor them
selves, and secure an honest and
efficient administration of the coun
ty'a business affairs. They are wor
thy of the support of every good cit
What was Right then is True now.
In a speech delivered August 18,
just after the new party was launch
ed, at his summer home, Sea dirt,
New Jersey, Gov. Wilson said to
an audience of neighbors:
"I used to meet men who shrug
ged their shoulders and said, 'What
difference does it make how wo
vote? Nothing ever results from
our votes.' 1 suppose you know the
force that is behind the new party
that has recently been formed —•
the so-called Progressive party? It
is a force of discontent with the
regular parties of the United States.
It is a feeling that men have gone
into blind alleys and come out often
enough, and that they propose to
find an open road for themselves.'
The time will come when honest
men will make politics their busi
ness, in self-protection, if for no
Progressive party rally at .Tami
eson's ball tomorrow, Friday, even
ing. Hon. K. G. Mills, of Sonttle,
will address tbe meeting.
Will Not 1m- round Wauling.
The nomination of Mr. J. J. Falk
ner. of Mountain View, for repre
sentative In the legislature from tho
53rd district is an exceedingly popu
lar one. Mr. Falkner is one of
the county's brightest and moatcor-j
scientious men and if elected will do
honor to himself and the county in
the lower house of the state legisla
ture. His platform is "Kciual rights
to it 11 and special privileges to none.'
Mr. Falkner possesses allthequal
mentions necessary for an efficient
member of the legislature. He en
tlrely understands the needs of the
county and state and deserves the
vote of eve ; ry citizen who is interest
tii in the 'question of good govern
ment. He will not be found want
ing if the people of Whatcom coun
ty send him to Olympla, for he will
be found on the right side of every
question where the interests of
the taxpayers are concerned.
I.ynden is a town of 1500 people.
Sixty-one by actual count attended
the republican rally Monday night.
The Tacoma Tribune asks the
following question and answers it
at ilie same time:
Question —Who is a simon pure
demagogue and all-round bad actor?
Answer —One who raises the state
appropriations five millions in three
years and offers to lend the farm
ers nine millions of the school fund
to get their vote.
"As far ns I am concerned,
: I should be glad to have the recall
' tor the President. It is not in the
Progressive platform. My own ex
perience was that I could do noth
ing as President except when the
: people were heartily with mo. The
minute I ceased to have them with
i me, whether it was my fault or
i l heirs, I ceased to have power. Un
der such conditions 1 would prefer
jto leave the Presidency, unless in
fair open fighting on the stump I
could bring the people around to my,
| way. of thinking." —Theodore Uoose |
velt. — —
THE LYNDEN TRIBUNE, TtrwlBPAY, OCTOBER 17,
Ninety per cent of the business
of our state government is done by
commissions at an immense cost to
The members of these commis
sions have been scattered all over
the state as political boosters for
"Put the Chimps on Everywhere,'
Hay, and his expensive administra
The main teason for creating thesi
worthless and unnecessary eommis-j
sions has been to build up a repub
lican mac hine that could, it was hop
ed, not be overthrown. j
The Progressives declare that all
of these commhsions. except three j
and the horde of office holders at
tendant upon them will be done
away with just as soon as the new
party takes hold of the reins of state
A woman reporter in Boston ask
ed Mrs. Marshall, wife of the can
didate for the vice presidency,
"What do you regard as a govern
or's political philosophy?" Mrs.
Marshall replied: "1 should say, if
it were to he reduced to a single
fundamental, it would be expressed
In half n dozen words as follows:
A firm belief in the people." And
(here are plenty of folks who still
insist that women are not capable
of taking tin Intelligent interest in:
Why Edison is for Roosevelt.
I am a progressive because I'm
young at tis. You see, this is a
pretty raw, crude civilization of ours
pretty wasteful, pretty cruel. Our
production, our factory laws, our
charities. our relations betwetn
capital and labor, our distribution —
all wrong, all out of gear. You
can see I'd naturally be for the
party which conies nearest to going
to the bottom of things and setting
them right—the progressive parly
and Theodore Hoosevelt. We're
coining to a new em, and we've
got to have a big. strong, honest
man at the head. Roosevelt's the
man. I go the whole way with him.
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We can just forget the republican
party, and I was an old-line re
publican before I woke up. And
nearly till the democrats offer is
honest, application of the old stuff.
I've heard that campaign after cam
paign until lam sick of It. We go
on wasting our resources, widening
the gap between work and pay, our
government generations behind our
industries, our invention —every
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If we're putting to rights a fnct
ory that has gone wasteful nnd be
hind the times, we try to learn the
up-to-date method of setting it right
and then we get the best manager
we can find. And that's Rooaevelt.
We never needed a big leader more.
We want, a strong, forceful man witl
ideas. He's all that. He's proved
I guess I've made you see why I
am a progressive. First, it's the
only square hid I've seen to beglu
at the foundation and rebuild; and
last, and just as important, it's T. It
—THOS. A. BDIBON.
The man who sees the error of
his ways and turns therefrom is to
The Cost of Living.
, There Is no issue In this cam
paign which affects so large a num
ber of people in so eonspieiuous a
degree as the tyranny of prices and
the growing oppression of the mar
kets. Tho year 19 12 was ushered,
1 into history with a climax of pop-!
ular agitation regarding "cost of
living" unparalleled in the annals
of American Industry. So startling
has been the rise in price levels dur
ing the past two years that the
burden has been felt In every house-!
Hold in the land and in the homes
of the poor many so-called "neces
saries" of life have become Impos
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, The Progressive Party has made|
jthe "high cost of living" an issue
lin this campaign. It believes that
Jthe public has grown impatient of
J perpetual exposition of iron-hound »
Juonomlo laws. It demands that the
J people shall have an answer more
J substantial than that, to be found in
I broken promises and pledges unful-
Ifilled, Its ultimatum is clear, em
phatic and undeniable: "Full in-,
qulry into the causes of the high
, l cost of living and immediate action
,to deal with every need such in
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The Progressive Party is a pro
test against the conditions under
; which this abnormal cost of living
[has been permitted to develop. It
lis a protest against the industrial
injustice which makes it impossible
Tor thousands of familial in this
country to maintain a respectable
standard of existence. It is a pro
test against a social code which at
tempts to justify the deplorable fact
that a great mass of honest toilers
in this nation' are not receiving a
living wage. It is a protest against
that modern slavery under which the
toil of the many has become the
spoil of the few.
Cle Hanson's description of Will
iam Howard Taft —"A Sacred Sym
phony in Leaf Lard."
The whole business of using money
in polities demand! reform. Public
ity is the first step toward getting
that reform. The senate investiga
tion is producing a measure of pub
licity that is already giving the
reading public a fit of nausea.
The next step must be legislation;
primary acts, corrupt -practice laws,
short-ballot measures and the like,
that, will make it easier for the peo
ple to get what they want and hard
er tor the bosses to control.
'Ihese things are coming. They
have been brought incomparably
nearer by reason of tho great revolt
which the Progressive party is lead
bit, They represent the "first long
YOU can accomplish much through saving
a little out of each pay.
The seemingly little dimes and nickels
will soon grow to surprising and delightful pro
portions, and your small beginning will pave the
way to a comfort giving bank account.
THIS BANK WILL HELP YOU
ASK US ABOUT IT TODAY.
LYNDEN STATE BANK
Capital $25,000 - - Surplus $5,000
R. W. Green P. M. Serrurier B. C. Crabtree
Robert Heaton W. B. Vander Griend
P. M. Serrurier, Pres. R. W. Green, Vice-Prea. B. C. Crabtree, Vice-Prea
W. B. Vander Griend, Cashier
step toward eliminating the rule ofi
graft and privilege. j
—Baltimore News >
"Now come the melancholy days.
When the leaves lie In autumn's
And hearts will deeply feel bereft,
When favorite candidates are left.'
One hundred and ten (doctors of
Kin i .jotinty. the require!* number,
I have* petitioned, the Cuvnty commta
aiOßeri for an opportunity to vote
! upon the question of townchlp gov
'ir'MhCUt, and the question will be
V'ted upon ut the November clec
Every week we arc opening
up large arrivals of all the
nnv and best things in Plain
and Decorated Cliimiwaro. It
is the largest and most in
viting stock that yon have
been privileged to choose
from. Staples and Novelties
of many kinds, make selec
tion quite easy. Prices the
lowest in Whatcom County.
H. L. WILLIAMS & CO.
For President—Theodore Rooaevelt.
For Vice President—Hiram John
Congressmen-at-large—J. A. Falcon
er, of Everett and J. W. Bryan of
Congressman, First district—Dan
Landon of Seattle.
Congressman, Second District—
Stanton Warburton of Tacoma.
Congressman, Third district—F. M.
Goodwin of Spokane.
Governor—Robert T. Hodge of Seat
Lieutenant Governor—Govnor Teats
Secretary of State—W. H. Ford of
State Treasurer—Arthur S. Cory, of
State Auditor—A. E. Mobrey, of
Attorney General—E. G. Mills of
Commissioner of Public Lands—W.
H. Kaufman of Bellingham.
Superintendent of Schools—Profes
sor C. E. Beach.
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Our prices on this fine Furniture are lower
than any prices asked elsewhere. Every
thing in our store spells "opportunity" and
emphasizes the fact that our prices are
lower than the prices anywhere else in
Carpets, Rugs and Linoleums,
Baldwin Pianos, Singer
Insurance Commissioner—J. W. Col
Presidential Electors—Mrs. Helen
J. Scott of Pierce county, George H.
Walker of King county, G. A. Haynes
of Benton county, Donald Urquhart of
Grant county, Austin Mires of Kittitas
county, William J. Biggar of What
com county and Fred Minicky of Cow
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Our butter took the first prize,
Iho blue ribbon, at this year's What
com County Fair, and received tho
highest award—the silver cup—at
the Butter Makers' Association scor
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TUESDAY, OCT. 29
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