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JIM HILL AT
"I have still about five and one
half years work laid out before me,
When 1 shall have finished that I
shall be 80 years old, and then I
gueßs 1 can find something else to
James J. Hill said this cheerily
a few days ago. He will be' seven
ty-five years old next September,
but he appears to be only in the
prime of life.
"Rest can only be enjoyed af
ter a full day's work," said Mr.
Hill. "Work never kills anybody—
it is worry. And I don't worry.
Worry, you know, will kill even a
"The business of the country is
on a safe basis," he said, after lie
had been pressed for an expression
on that topic. "Railroad earnings
prove this. The railroad is like a
river. The main stream must be
fed constantly by its tributaries or
its banks will not be kept full."
"PreHideiit-eleet Wilson," said
Mr. Hill, "is a man of profound
learning in books and of broad cul
ture. But may be he does not quite
understand the average American
citizen or his viewpoint. 1 put it
this way because nearly all that I
feel that I know about him 1 have
learned from his writings and oral
utterances. He has opportunity for
constructive work of tremendous im
portance and value. If he should
ask me what I regarded as a prob
able shortcoming in his attitude to
ward the public I would tell him
that he talks above >he heads of
"Is there any one reform above
another that you would attempt to
bring if you were in the place of
Mr. Wilson?" was asked of Mr.
"Indeed there is," he responded.
"I certainly should strive from the
hour of my inauguration to the
close of my administration as Pres
ident to reduce our currency and
monetary system to a scientific ba
sis. That is now the pressing need
of the time.
"Uut any administration that
hopes to succeed must primarily fos
ter our agricultural interests. It is
a fact of vast portent that our ag
ricultural products for 1912 total-
BREAD AND CAKE *
No Other Evidence
than the fact that our mills
have been running 99% of
every 24-hour working day
in the year and a half since
their opening to prove that
Fisher's Blend Flour
( Uric fr«a Euttra Hird Want ut Wntern Soft Want)
has found an appreciative
response from the careful
housewives of the West
Fisher Flouring Mills Co.
" America's Finest Flouring Mills "
SEATTLE, U. S. A.
it For Sale by All Dealers
Make more Money Milking
Cows. We are paying the highest price for butter fat, and
if you have as many as two cows you can have a monthly cream
ckeck that will go a long way towards paying your expenses and
leave your other revenues for profit. With more cows you can
have a splendid profit, as we will take all the butter fat you have.
Mr. collector, I paid that bill last month by check on
the First National Hank of Bellingham, and it proves
by your endorsement that you received your money.
It pays to pay all bills by check.
Open an account today.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surnhm, $300,000.00
Ed in value $10,000,000,000. That
represents a larger amount of actu
al wealth from the soil than the
combined production of the world's
gold mines during the last 25
Excessive capitalization of trusts
and some less spectacular enterpri
ses, and the increase of public in
debtedness everywhere are given by
Mr. Hill as the principal abuses of
credit at the present time.
"The invention of money was a
long step toward civilization, but
the invention of credit was great
er," he said. The world deals more
largely with credit. It is the mo
tive power of current enterprise.
"The commonest form of the ;
buse of credit has been the i r
of cheap money by governments.
Possibly the world has grown too
wise to fall again into the trap of
this delusion. But it 1b doing or
permitting practically the same
thing in other forms. The ex
cessive capitalization of trusts and
of some other enterprises has much
the same effect as an issue of
"The whole American public is
wild with spending. Public econo
my is a lost art. A bill that carries
or requires an appropriation need*
little elße to commend it to any leg
islative body. All bonds of munic
ipalities are now refunded, instead
of being paid when due. Tbe ex
cuse for a bond ißsue is always that
posterity ought to bear part of the
cost of public improvements."
TO THE FARMERS.
While the country has been wait
ing for President Woodrow Wilson'F
inaugural address the farmerE of
the United States can accept as an
indication of Mr Wilson's sympa
thy and interest in their welfare the
following extract from Governor
Wilson's message to the legislature
of New Jersey:
•■The farmer has not been serv
ed all he might and should be.
We have set up and subsidized ag
ricultural and horticultural
schools, schools of poultry breeding
and the rest, and they have dom
excellent work. Our support of them
should be hearty and generous. But
a more effective way still has been
THE LYNDEtf TRIBUNE, THURSDAY. MARCH 6. 191*.
found by which the farmer can be
served, lectures and Bchools and
experimental farms attached to
schools like laboratories are ex
cellent, but they do not and can
not of themselves push their work
home. Some states have gone much
beyond this and we should follow
them with zest.
"Tbe thing that tells is demon
stration work. The knowledge of
the schools should be carried out
to the farms themselves. Dr. Sea
man A. Knapp found the way when
he was sent Into the South to fight
the boll weevil. Choosing a good
farm and a good farmer here and
there, he showed the farmer how
to cultivate part of a field, gave
him simple fundamental directions.,
brought him selected seed, and made
frequent visits afterward to see
that his directions were carried out.
Of course, the neighbors promptly
took notice and the next season did
the same things, with the same re
sults —good crops, earlier crops,
crops that the weevil was no match
"And fighting the weevil was
only an incident. The work grew
in every direction —not work in
the schools, but work suggested apd
directed by men Bent out from the
schools to take science to the farm,
until the Agricultural Department
could not supply the men called for
from every direction. The country
man began once more to come into
his own. When the farmer does ful
ly take science into partnership and
becomes his own master and for
tune builder, the day will be gone
once for all when the townsman can
tax him and ignore him and absorb
him unto himself the powers of
government at his pleasure.
"It does not require a great deal
of money to train men and send
them out for this work; and when
once it is begun it goes on of it
self. Private persons, voluntary
independent associations, - county
authorities, take it up. It is a
thing that gives life as it goes. It
awakens countrysides and rouses
them to take charge of themselves.
It is not help from tbe Government,
it is merely light from the Govern
ment. The light does the rest."
The following take-off on the
change of the National adminstra
lion which was handed us by a
friend of The Tribune lor publica
tion and which has found space in
niany of the papera of the country
was with considerable other matter
crowded out of last week's issue.
Having decided to move we will
sell at public auction at the east
front door of the White House in
Washington. D. C March 4. 1913.
at 10 o'clock a. in. the following de
scribed property, to-wlt:
One elephant, smooth mouthed;
age uncertain, well fed, but looks
ihin after a strenuous campaign;!
scar in side, having been gored by
a bull moose.
One bet of golf sticks. slightly
One steam roller, good as new;
One Job lot of postoffice fixtures.
There will be offered at the same
time at Oyster Bay the following
described personal property., to-wit:
One Bull Moose, calved in June
1912. but large for his age and im
port* d from Africa.;
One big stick, slightly worn;
Free lunch at noon. Bull Moose
sandwich will be served.
Terms of sale: 4 years time on
approved security, notes bearing i
per cent interest from date of sale;
20 per cent discount for cash; all
sums under 30 cents, cash in ad
There will be nothing reserved
as we positively have to move.
W. H. TAFT,
Col. W. J. Bryan, Auc.
Woodrow Wilson, Clerk.
A Pioneer in a Pioneer
BY JOEL SHOMAKER.
The man who opens new fields
for the profitable Investment of
labor and capital Is entitled to all
the honors that may be bestowed
upon him. He Is the pathfinder
in the wilderness. He makes It
worth while for others to follow
in his footsteps to success. He is
the pioneer whose works remain as
testimonials after his days are num
bered. Such a man is George
Gibbs. Starting alone in the small
experimental garden at Fort Bell
ingham, thirteen years ago, he has
demonstrated that bulb culture Is
a future money producer for the
floral farmersd of the Puget Sound
basin. His works have made It
possible to have the choicest bulbs
without Importing from the gar
dens of Holland.
No one but a self-sacrificing man
would have given the years of his
life to the development of a floral
industry. It required patience and
courage not found In the ordinary
man of affairs to dig and plant and
care for the little tubers that come
forth in the spring to gladden the
hearts of the people. But George
Gibbs possessed the innate forces
that led him on through apparent
adverse conditions to the realiza
tion of his dreams. He saw that
the soil and climatic conditions were
favorable for perfecting the indust
ry. Throughout the weeks, monthi
aud years of careful and well-di
rected labor he remained stead
fast In his determination to win
out in the battle for establishing
something that would tell of his
greatness In the world. And he
Flowers depict the goodness of
man. They do not grow on the
farms of the ruthless destructors
of nature's beauty. A flower lov
er cannot be anything but the per
sonification of peace and love. He
sheds the rays of happiness about
him. Children rise up and bless
his name. Birds sing their best
songs about his habitation. All
nature smiles on the man who
cares for its beauty. Where tbe
flowers grow the devil will not go
George Gibbs bus made of Cleur
brook a romantic spot talked a
bout in every home where flowers
are appreciated. He has adver
tised the great Nooksack Valley,
of Whatcom county in a way that
lovers of the beautiful in nature
will never forget its treasures. And
with all this he has brought to light
an industry that will feed thousands
of families in the coming years of
prosperity from the soil of Puget
NEW BOAT TO VICTORIA
The Ban Juan 11, a sixty-five
foot passenger and mail steamer,
will be put on the Belllngham-Vlc
torla run beginning about February
10 by the Island Transportation
company, a concern recently or
ganized by W. and Charles Max
well. Captain Frank and David
The San Juan II was recently
launched at the shipyards in Bell
ingham. It is equipped with a
100-horsepower six cylinder en
gine and will develop a speed of
about fifteen miles an hour. It
will make the trip between Belling
ham and Victoria, stopping at Beach
Lumml island. North Beach, Orcas
island, Waldron island, Ste%art is
land, Roche Harbor and Friday
Harbor, where it has contracts for
The new passenger boat will
leave Bellingham Mondays, Wed
nesdays and Fridays, returning the
next day. She has a passenger
capacity for eighty people and is
modern in every respect.
"Now, if lean get some acquaint
ance to indorce my note "
"Better try some stranger."
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of all kinds.
Family Trade a Specialty.
We ask your patronage, as
suring you that we will in ev
ery way endeavor to merit it.
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On rough Country roads. It has 32 hp. long stroke motor; full floating
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contained in a high-grade automobile.
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Our car load of Bloom Manure Spreaders containing 17
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Hoosier and Empire Drills; Planet Jr. Garden Tools
Meyers Pumps, Sprayers and Haying Tools
Pittsburg Perfect Fencing and Poultry Netting, Barb
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