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THE LYNDEN TRIBUNE
Paciflo Pilot, first pnbl'a Aug. 14, I*ol
Lynflen Inn, first pubus'd Jane 89, I*o4
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BY JOAQUIN MILLER.
We have worked our claims,
We have spent our gold,
Our barks are astrand on the bars;
We are battered and old.
Yet at night we behold,
Outcropplngs of gold in the stars
We are wreck and stray,
We are cast away,
Poor battered old hulks and spars
But we hope and pray.
On the judgment day,
We shall strike it uo in the stars
If our courts do not like the
criticism which is being directed at
them, let them see that the word
law means the same thing us the
word justice. When this is done
there will be no need of criticism.
A Chinese Proverb.
"A good customer won't change
his shop, nor a good shop lose Its
customer once in three years," de
clares an old Chinese proverb. The
importance of this to you rests up
on the fact that the "good" cus
tomer has confidence in his shop
and the "good" shop gives the cus
tomer quality, service, and a square
* • * •
You can rely upon securing these
things from the merchants who ad
vertise in The Tribune, for they re
alize that once favored with your
trade, they must render all these
things to retain your custom. Their
advertisements in The Tribune are
offers of goods of the best quality
courtesy and speedy service when
you shop in their stores.
Shop with reliable merchants,
and acquaint yourself with the buy
ing opportunities they offer by
reading their advertisements care
fully and constantly every week In
Before we find too much fault
with other people, let us consider
what we would do if in their cir
cumstances. Perhaps if we had
their row to hoe we would do it
Woman's Family Fidelity.
Very seldom will a mother de
sert her children, but, says Judge
Gemmill, of the Chicago Court of
Domestic relations, "an incredible
number of men have little com
punction in abandoning their fami
lies to chance.
Judge Gemmill has kept a card
Index of the cases coming before
him and gives In a tabulated form
the causes of broken homes as fol
Young and hasty marriages, 15
Hidden diseases, 25 per cent.
Interference of mother-in-law, 25
Interference of children in sec
ond marriage, 10 per cent.
ITngovernable temper, 7 per cent
Whiskey and drugs, 15 per cent.
Miscellaneous, 3 per cent.
An Town legislator lias fathered a
bill called a "ten month secret di
vorce bill" and introduced it in the
state assembly. It provides that pc
titinns for divorce shall be secret
ly planted in the county clerk's of
fice there to ripen in the dark for
ten months in order to afford errat
ic and quarrelsome applicants for
separation time to re-consider and
change their minds if desired. News
papers are forbidden to give public
ity to such proceedings. The bill
would make of the county clerk's
office a kind of official laundry for
domestic dirty linen, to be treated
entirely without air. This freak
bill should be entitled: "An act
for the promotion and encourage
ment of damfoollshness."
Newspapers or other publications
who will permit themselves to be
forced by advertisers or stockhold
ers to boost or knock a proposition
which they know to be against the
best public Interest are guilty of
obtaining money under false pre
tense and should be placed on the
bluck list of every fair person.—
The new administration has a
chance to make a hit with the peo
ple and If it Is wise it will take
it If It begins by cutting out the
• free" seed graft It will be begin
The fnrmer's vacation is about
over and no one is gladder to go
to work again than he.
What Will They Do?
Again the timber sharks are
getting in their work. Years ago a
lot of these fellows bought vast a
mounts of school land timber from
the state of Washington. Much of
this timber was got at prices rang
ing from 35 cents to $1.00 a thou
sand feet. It was bought under
contract that it should be .remov
ed from the land within a given tlm
to the end (1) that the state should
get the purchase price of it within
the prescribed time limit, and (2)
that the land might become avail
able either for agricultural purpos
es or that a second growth of tim
ber might be produced upon it.
• • • •
These timber speculators have
not kept their contracts—have not
obeyed the law. Yet, blennium af
ter biennium, they come to the leg
islature and ask that a special law
be enacted whereby they may be
exempted from the penalty of the
utter violation of their original con
tract with the state. Meanwhile, the
timber has rapidly Increased In val
ue, so that today an appreciable u
mount of It is worth 1,000 to 3,000
per cent more than it was when
purchased. To the creation of this
increased value, these speculators
have contributed nothing whatever.
It is all community-made value and
should accrue to the state—to the
school fund, which is the heritage
of our children.
• • * •
These speculators have been guil
ty of a breach of contract; they
have forfeited their day in court;
they have no rights under the law,
and the timber which they have not
taken from the land should revert
to the state, to the school chil
dren for whom, by a beneficent gov
ernment, it was provided. Either
this should be the case, or the o
riginal purchasers—ln event by spe
cial enactment the time limit is*
extended —should be required to
pay for the timber its present mar
ket value determined under an ap
praisement made by the state.
• • • •
Yet, when Representative Dix H.
Rowland, moved on the floor of
the house this week an amendment
to the stereotyped bill which these
speculators have biennially had
passed, providing that —as a con
dition precedent to a grant of fur
ther extension of the time limit —
these original purchasers be requir
ed to pay for the timber what It
is wortli at this time, he precipitat
ed a perfect furore. The speaker
of the house jumped out his chair,
made a fiery speech and called ex
citedly upon all his followers to
bestir themselves in an effort to
defeat this "dangerous amendment."
And what happened? Why, behold,
the "Solid 58" put the amendment
to sleep! The same "58" who, to a
man, made Taylor speaker, .and
constitute in the present house the
most powerful and brazen political
machine that has ever cursed a
Washington legislature. Is the
heritage of the school children of
Washington to become a perpetu
al personal asset in the hands of a
few timber speculators? What will
the Senate do withthis bill when it
reaches that body? And what will
Governor Lister dv to it, should it
get through the Senate as it got
through the House? Why doesn't
the dally press speak out?—Puy
allup Valley Tribune.
Ty Cobb's salary from the De
troit baseball management has
been raised to $15,000 this Ben
son. But a slight income tax
may be deducted from this.
A school teacher in Greenwood
asked her class what was the mat
ter with the sentence: "The horse
and the cow is in the same pasture."
No one could nnswer, until a small
hoy suggested timidly: "Shouldn't
the lady be first?"
A real estate man who lives in
A citizen wise, just and great.
When asked if Tribune want ads
brought him returns,
Said, "More than I ever can real
Dr. Mary Walker was severely
injured by a fall in Chicago. She
tripped on a rug, the dispatch says.
Which is tough luck, considering
the elaborate pains Doctor Mary
iias taken all these years to avoid
the i impediment of skirts.
The Financier, a New York pub
lication, says: "Some interesting
advice to farmers is given in H let
ter recently sent out by an Arkan
sas banker. Wood Rainwater, of
Morrlllton, Ark. Mr. Rainwater Is
president of the Rainwater Bank
and Trust Company. Night Rainwa
ter is secretary and treasurer, and
Cloudy Night Rainwater Is vice
president." These are their real
names, too, as has since been ver
ified in the bankers' directory.
Not long ago an Eastern Wash
ington apple grower who sold a
shipment of apples for 88 cents per
bushel box traced the shipment. He
found that the ultimate consumer
at Washington, D. C, paid $4.50
for It. The first buyer shipped
the apples to a commission man
in New York City who sold them
to a dealer In fruit. The dealer
sold them to a wholesaler in Wash
ington, D. C, and from his hands
they went to a grocer who sold
them to the consumer. Five mid
dlemen handled the fruit and each
took out a good profit, absorbing,
aside from the freight charges, the
difference between 88 cents and
$4.50. With a sensible system
of marketing a larger part of this
profit could have gone to the grow
er and part to the man who bought
the apples In the form of a lower
The wearing of the green is the
next festival to which we may lookj
THE LYNDEN TRIBUNE, THURSDAY. PEBRUARV 27, iM-
An Extravagant Outfit
The United States Senate will
not attempt to put a check on the
record breaking raid on the treas
ury instituted by the Democratic
House of Representatives. The 40
million dollar Rivers and Harbors
Bill as passed by the House was
reported to the Senate by the Sen
ate commltte on commerce with
amendments increasing the 'total
carried by the bill to more than 46
million dollars. In the same spirit
the District of Columbia Bill was
also reported to the Senate, carry
ing an addition of nearly 1 million
to the totals in the House bill.
The two Senate reports seem to
make it inevitable that this Con
gress will pass into history next
Tuesday as the most extravagant
That the Wilson administration
since the formation' of the govern
wlll face a serious situation with
reference to the finances of the
country is now certain.
It is not too late to make a res
olution —if it's a good one. Resolve
to pave Third street!
New Roads—New Values.
The United States office of pub
lic roads gives some figures to il
lustrate its declaration that "land
values increase immediately when
roads are improved." A farmer in
Lee County, Virginia, owned a hun
dred acres, which he offered to sell
for $1,800. The roud through the
land was Improved in 1908, and
the farmer opposed the improve
ment. Since its completion, howev
er, he refused $3000 for the laud
On the same road there is a tract
of 3000 acres, supposed to have
been sold for $6,000. A dispute a
rose as to whether the sale hud
been consummated. The supposed
purchaser refused to take the con
tract and the owner threatened to
sue. After the road was improved
the same tract was sold to the orig
inal purchaser, without any addi
tions for Improvements, for $9000
A Spokane society woman
was greatly incensed over the treat
ment of the young women workers
in the New York shirtwaist facto
ries and expressed herself as heart
ily In favor of a Minimum Wage
Law. But it is claimed she scream
ed loudly when her washerwoman
asked for an increase from the
eight and one-third cents an hour
she received for doing the family
High Schools Hit.
Public high schools fared rather
badly in a debute in the senate one
day last week, which arose over a
small item In a local appropriation
bill. Senator Hoke Smith held that
"a large high school was unwise,,
both from an educational and econ
omic point of view," and that the
small country schools produced the
Senator Works declared high
schools "have been warped out of
all proportion as a means of giving
to the children of this country the
useful education that should be im
parted through the public schools.
"I think there is a very general
protest in the public mind against
the extension of the education that
is Imparted through the public
schools at the present time
"it is perfectly evident to every
observer that a very large propor
tion of the. education for which we
are paying millions of dollars is
absolutely worthless to a large pro
portion of children who are taught
in tiie public schools. I hope some
time some restraint, some restric
tions will be piaced upon expansion
of the public schools through the
i'lfluen-e cf the teachers who are
allowed to have their own way.'
ttonat < r Smith proposed a com
mtbsion cif two senators and two
representatives to make a general
study of Ulgh school conditions in
cities, and determine the relative
merits Ct large and small high
school buildings It was not adopt
Why People Go to Church.
Some go to church .because, forsooth
It was a habit formed In youth.
Some go because they like to hear
The prencher rake their neighbors
Some go to show their dress and
At what the other people wear.
Some go because they are afraid
To not do so might injure trade.
Some go because they think it
The week-day shady sin affairs.
Some go to take a quiet snooze
While sitting in the restful pews.
Lulled by a soporific talk.
As gentle as a cradle's rock.
Some go under protest, who
Have wlfles that compel them to.
Some go because they really fear
The temperature beyond the bier.
Imagine that the church's brand
Will pass them to the Promised
Some young men go because the
Young girls they're sweet on will
Some go, they really do not know
Just why; they simply dress and go.
And yet among the chaff we find
Much golden grain of humankind.
Good Christian men and women,
To holy things are ever true.
Bright flowers that spring from
Who really go to worship God.
But, oh, the millions on this ball
Of earth who never go at all!
XTOTHING like the above .ad situation w.ll ever ome to
N the man who .aye. hi. money The man, wh..how.
•n inclination to honesty provide, for h.. famtly and pay.
Misfortune may come to .uch a.man by chance, wip
ing out hi. little .aving., but HIS CREDIT ~ .o secure that
financial a..i.tance h willingly given to t,de over the temp
orary period of distress.
No matter how .mall your .alary may be, you
can, by proper managing, deposit a little in this
bank each week—even a dollar will make the
start, and your bank book will place you on the
direct route to happiness when old age comes.
I YNHEN STATE BANK
Capital_s2s,ooo Surplus $5,000
Robert Heatoa ft M. Serrurier B. C. Crabtree
T. A. Serrurier W. B. Vander Griend
P. M. Serrurier. Pres. B. C Crabtree, Vice-Pres.
W. B. Vander Griend, Cashier
A crowd of men were discussing
the greatest inventor. Some said
Edison, some Watt, some Marconi.
Each, had his favorite.
Finally a pawn broker got in n
"Veil, gentlemens. dose vas gread
peoples, but I tells you dot man
vot invented compound interest vue
no slouch." —Selected.
While touring abroad a certain
citizen if New York found this i
tem in a list of police regulations
posted up on a highway in Ireland:
"Until further notice every ve
hicle must carry a light when
darkness begins. Darkness begins
when the lights are lit."—Saturday
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