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Bprursuant to chapter session
SHirs of relating to revenue and
|Hbktion. the county commissi iners
Wkatcuin County will meet at iheirot-
Use in the courthouse on Monday, the
JHh day of October, 1912. at the hour
■ntt Id o'clock A M. to consider the
HK levy for the year 191.:. to make
tMAlmate- tf the aimi'int reuuir-ii to
Spet the public expenses for the en
•bing ye.ir to '■>■ by taxation in
HEM county, such estimates fully itetn-
Ind and K'veii heiuw as required foi
«*ch department.
g Any taxpayer who may appear shall
be heard in favor of or against any
*»oiK)fcod tax levy contemplated.
Commissioners' salaries.... $ ,".400.00
Ldvery hire BOO.Ot'
Incidental expenses 500.0(1
f: Total * 0,400.00
County Auditor.
Auditor's salary $ 1.900.00
'Deputies' salaries 2,940.00
Recorders' salaries 2,700.00
Checking offices 1,000 00
Bookß and stationery 750.00
Incidentals 150.0<*
Total * 9.440.00
County Treasurer.
Treasurer's salary $ 2,000.00
Deputy's salary 1,500.00
Clerks' salaries 4,080.96
Extra clerk hire (overtline
on tax rolls) 500.90
Blank receipt books for 1911
rolls 690.99
Blank books, etc 350.90
Stationery and statement
blanks 185.90
Stamped envelopes
Adding machine 259.90
Premium on treasurer's
bond 690.00
Incidentals 195.00
Total * 10,500.0"
County Clerk.
Clerk's salary account t 4,499.90
Dockets and printing .100.00
Incidentals 109.90
Total * 4.800.00
County Assessor.
Assessor's salary account..* 5,699.90
Salaries of field deputies.. 1,500.90
Tax rolls, etc 490.00
Total •■* 7.400.00
Prosecuting Attorney.
Attorney's salary 8 1,900.00
Deputy's salary 1,200.00
Stenographer for attorney
and judges 780.00
Stationery 100.90
Incidentals, such as travel
ing expenses, telephoning.
ct * 200.00
Total * 4,180.00
Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's salary account $ 4,999.90
Jailer's salary 720.00
Oeneral expense 1.200.00
Office supplies lOO.O'i
Tax collection, special dep
uty 180.00
Uvery'hire';;:; p
Total * 7,300.00
County Engineer.
Engineer's salary $ 1.900.00
Chief deputy's salary 1.500.0<
Assistant deputy's salary .. 1,000.00
Draughtsman and office
man m ' w
Stenographer and assistant
in office 522'aJ
Chainmen (two) 1.000.ni
Office supplies 100.0.i
Traveling expenses 800.00
Total * U*».*>
Superintendent of Schools.
Salary of Superintendent
and deputy * "l-!™
Traveling expenses, etc ... *™XX
County board of education.
institute 2?Y'X«
Stationery and stamps 899.00
Directors' meeting I '
PHntln. 20 o;
Express *5™
Total * 4.0-.0.00
Coroner's salary $ l.oouon
Expense •'<'■'"'
Uvery hire M- 00
Jurors and witnesses for
inquest JlnAO
Autopsy and imiuest 100.00
Total * M 75.00
County Physician.
Physician's salary $ 1.990.90
Fees for registering births
and deaths 180.09
Expense as county physi
cian - ,0 "
Care of sick and injured at
hospitals 1>
Medicine 8*9.00
Contagion. disinfectants.
anti-toxin, etc *' 0(l
Ambulance and livery
Total » < :50 ,M '
Superior Court.
Salaries of two judges at
8125 00 i>er month 8 0.000.00
Salaries of bailiffs 309.00
Stenographer •".00
Insanity eases • 1
wltne'sTfees-:: 8,999.90
incidentals ■ •- 00 '
Probation officer s salary .. 8
Probation officer's expenses -POP"
Total * 15 8 500 0
®f)e Itjmben tErifntne
"We believe," says Theodore Roosevelt, "that human rights are superior to property rights." This would
seem to many an elementary principle of common justice; yet it is upon this issue that he is denounced, and it is
upon this issue that men who flatter themselves they are "conservatives" solemnly call upon the country now to
resist the "dangerous doctrines" which Roosevelt puts forth.
Fifty-five years ago, precisely the same issue was before the country in another form, and in 1857. as in 1912.
men of lofty morals and eminent'respectability held mass meetings, and cried out that the Constitution was in dan
ger, and swore to uphold the courts which had just declared property rights superior to human rights.
Then, as now, the country was aflame with opposition to this attitude. The United States supreme court had
handed down the famous Dre'd Scott decision, as told by Colonel Roosevelt. This dreadful ruling held that own
ers of fugitive slaves might pursue and capture them in free states; for, said the sacred opinion, one of the consti
tutional functions of congress was the protection of property; slaves were property; and therefore, congress must
uphold slavery in the territories. )
But while the great mass of the people stirred in alarm and anger against this edict, there were some, as now,
who sprang to the defense of the imperiled Constitution. The "sober sense" of "men of standing" asserted itself.
Those whom Mr. Taft calls "a representative part of the people were aroused. Then thousand distinguished ad
vocates of property rights signed a call for a mass meeting in New York. The gathering was enthusiastic. It
declared the fugitive slave law constitutional, pledged support to the execution of it, and deprecated any further
agitation of the slavery question.
And the result was war. These blind "conservatives," these well-meaning reactionaries, who conceived the
Constitution to be specially designed to protect the rights of property at the expense of the rights of men, three
years later saw this country plunged into the most devastating struggle of modern times. They saw the decision
they had applauded recalled by the thunderous voice of battle, and the rights of men as regards human slavery es
tablished for all time.
But at what a cost! For four years the nation was racked with war and 100,000 homes made desolate. And
who were the patriots who went to the front or suffered bereavement at home? They were those who "are not all
fitted for self-government." whose demands are feared as "the tyranny of the majority," whose decisions would
be "mob rule."
If any of the eminent defenders of the Constitution and the rights of property in slaves enlisted, history does
not record the fact.
Justice Courts.
Two justices at 8100.00 per
month $ 2,400.00
Witness fees 600.99
Jury fees 75.00
Office expenses, stationery.
etc 250.00
Constable's salary 720.00
Constable's expense 169.00
Justices' fees 100.00
Constables' fees 150.00
Witness fees 109.90
Jury fees 25.00
Total $ 4,470.i'0
Salary of janitor and assist
ants 8 1,020.00
Sundry expenses 200.00
p U ei 1,999.99
Light 1.000.00
Telephone and telegraph... 869.99
Furniture and fixtures 899.99
Repairs and alterations.... 500.09
Miscellaneous supplies ... 260.99
Hostage of all offices 1.200.00
Insurance premium 612.75
Total * 6,832.75
Board of prisoners $ 1,500.00
Jail supplies 269.0)
Total * 1,850.0 i
County Home.
Superintendent's salary .. .* 72" oh
: Salary of matron 399.99
j Salary of cook 540.00
Salary of teamster 489.90
' Salary of nurse 299.99
j Expense 50.99
! Dry goods and groceries . .. 8,999.90
Hardware and blacksmith
| mg 200.00
Feed 1.*.'.'.'.".'.' 109.90
j Stock and harness 499.99
IFurniture and fixtures .... 69.99
Repairs, alterations and new
buildings 899.99
, Miscellaneous supplies .... 299.90
Implements, tools and ma
chinery 499.09
Insurance premium 75.00
Total * 7,215.00
County Poor.
Salary of Superintendent of
Charities * 300.00
; Expense 100-00
iDrvgoods and groceries.... 2,000.00
Fuel M«.*l
! Drugs ' 2,900.00
I Kent 225.00
Railroad fares 859.99
j Burials 690.90
! Medical attendance 899.09
Total 8 5,775.00
Industrial Insurance.
I Accident Fund % 8,590.90
General Miscellaneous.
Bureau of Inspection
(Checking Offices i $ 4.000.00
I Due State, account Forest
Fire Protection 350.00
I Current expense warrant in
debtedness 18,000.00
13 per cent rebate on cur
rent tax roll, realty tax
paid In full prior to March
I j:,, Ms 13.000.00
I County Printing t adver
tising) 1.500.00
I Insurance on Valdron
Block ÜB.BQ
Total * 36,968.30
Total amount of expendi
tures 8148,916.05
j Auditor's office 8 9.500.0f
' Treasurer's office 11,500.00
[Clerk's office 9,999.99
i Sheriff's office 1,009.90
| Justice and Constable fees
and fines 1.500.0U
! County Superintendent of
Schools 300.0,1
; Bounties from State 450.00
! Miscellaneous iPool tables
and rents county prop
erty) 600.00
Total 8 33,930.00
i Leaving a balance to be
1 raised hy taxation 8114.96 C.03
ConSßlttiatutn af Ihr farifu PUnl anß Ebr tpnbrn £un
J Current expense $114,980.0.".
County Bond Interest.
Interest on Bonds 9,000.0' i
County Bond Redemption.
Redemption of County
Bonds 20,000.00
Salary of Horticultural In
spector (for nine months) 1,185.00
Expense 350.00
Total $ 1,475.00
General Road.
Contracts $ 10,000.00
Labor 15.000.0u
Material 1,000.00
Salary of road inspectors.. 800.90
Purchase of gravel pit.... 500.00
Apply on indebtedness 21,000.00
Tools and machinery 1,000.00
Total $ 49,300.00
General Bridge.
Contracts $ 10.000.00
Labor and material 20.000.00
Salary of bridge inspectors. 500.00
Apply on indebtedness.... 21.500.00
Totai * 52.000.00
Road District No. 2.
To apply on indebtedness. .$ 15,900.00
Road District No. 3.
To apply on indebtedness. .$ 11.000.00
Road District No. 4.
To apply on indebtedness. .$ 9,000.00
Andreasen Ditch.
Maintenance $ 200.00
Second installment on con
struction 525.59
Total * 725.59
Butler Ditch.
Maintenance $ 250.00
Second installment on con
struction 457.45
Total $ 707.45
Elder Ditch.
Maintenance $ 250.00
Second installment on con
struction 745.70
Total '. $ 995.7.1
Moorman Ditch.
Maintenance $ 200.00
Schell Ditch.
Maintenance $ 75.00
Sleasman Ditch.
Maintenance and warrant
indebtedness $ 1.500.00
County Auditor and Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners.
There is no man living in What
com county who more fully enjoys
the esteem and respect of the people
than does Henry Shagren. the Pro
gressive party nominee for county
commissioner of the second commis
sioner district to succeed John Simp
Mr. Shagren has lived in Lynden
all of his life, and has conducted
himself in such a manner as to com
mand the respect of all with whom
lie has been associated, and his hon
orable life makes certain his endorse
ment hy the people of the county.
Square as a die, honest to the higli
[ est degree, lie will fill the re
sponsible position for which he has
been named with credit to himself
land to the people of the county who
j favor an honest, economical and Im
partial administration of the coun
! ty's affairs.
Henry Shagren will make one of
the best county officials ever elect
ed and will receive the votes of all
who stand for good government.
Be sure to register. Unless you ar:
registered you cannot vote.
The Tribune want ad will find the
man you want. Try it!
—Carter in Beaten Journal.
Poor Cream Is Bad Business.
A circular of the Kansas Experi
ment station, written by the state
dairy commissioner declares that,
the poor average quality of cream
produced in Kansas is responsible
for not less than $1,000,000 loss to
the dairymen of the state in the
low prices paid for butterfat. The
commissioner declares that the pro
duction of more high-grade cream
will not only result in better butter
which will bring a better price, but
will create a further demand for
Kansas butter and call attention of
the public to Kansas dairy products
in general.
Two illustrations are given in
the circular, one of the home of
first grade cream, and the other the
home of second grade cream.
Another interesting point brought
out in the circular is that tempera
ture tests show that cream kept in
wells or running water, or water
changed frequently, was less than 00
degrees P. during the hottest days
ol July and August. The cream
kept in cellars .caves and other plac
es not cooled h> water, had an aver
age temperature of 7G degrees F.
The circular ckrlares that the damp
ness of cellars and caves is often
mistaken for coolness.
In addition to the bad flavors oc
casioned by molds and bacteria then
is also a great deal of poorly flav
ored cream caused by the absorption
of impure air. The butter fat in
cream will quickly absorb the odors
given off by coal Ail, spoiled vegeta
bles, strongly flavored meats, and
unclean stales.
Fruit Growers Ass'n Meeting.
There will be a meeting of the
Lynden Fruit Growers' Association
at the town hall Wednesday even
ing, September 25, at 8 o'clock
The association proposes to place
an exhibit at the coming county fair
and every member is requested to
prepare for the same. The manner
of arranging the exhibit and other
matters of importance to the associ
ation will be discussed at this meet
ing, and every member is urged to
i>e present.
Pomona Grange Meeting.
Notice is hereby given that the
next meeting of the Whatcom coun
ty Pomona Grange will be held in
Blame October 22, tlie date baring
been changed on account of the;
It is very desirable that there
je a good attendance at tbls meet-]
ing. and in order to secure such at
tendance the last session of the
Pomona appointed the secretary a
•onimittee of one with power to
select several subordinate granges
o supply different par's of a first
lass program, and it is expected
hat every grange will enthusiastic
ally take up the part assigned it,
md that we will have a program
hat will make the session ver> In
teresting. Granges will please take
.jote of this matter and be ready to
get into action immediately on re
.ehing notice from the secretary.
At tliis session there will be a
report of granges, a general tak
ing of stock, and the hi-ennial e
lection of officers. This is a very
important session. Let every Po
mona Grange member in Whatcom
count y prepare to attend
ALSON W. STEKK-i, Secretary.
Socialist Lecture.
Mis Anna Maley, nominee for
governor on the Socialist ticket, will
speak at Jamieson's iiall Thursday
•venint. September 20 Miss Ma
ley, who spoke in Lynden last wiu
er. will be remembered as a gifV-d
md eloquent orator, thoroughly con
versant with the subjects she pre
■lents. No admission will be charg
ed, and persons attending the lect
ure are invited to ask questions.
The Whatcom County Fair
Will Open On Scheduled
Time, Wednesday, Oct. 2.
This year's Whatcom County fair
which will be held in Lynden Octo
ber 2, 3, 4, and 5, will be the best
display of the natural resources of
this section of the state ever shown.
The fair management is intent on
making tlie event a clean, education
al and moral exhibition. There will
he a splendid showing of thorough
bred cattle and other stock, and also
a fine display of fruits, grains and
vegetables. Horse racing, track ra
cing and a game of base ball are be
ing arranged for. and amusements
of various kinds will be daily feat
ures of the big show.
• • •
On Thursday, Friday and Satur
day there will be dancing in the
mammoth new dance pavillion, both
afternoons and evenings. The beßt
music has been engaged .and strict
yrder will be maintained. The
grounds and buildings will be e
iectric lighted and open to the pub
lic both during the day and evening
From all parts of the county tbe
farmers are responding readily to
the call.for exhibits. The ladles *ill
also send collections of canned fruit
and vegetables, and of embroid
ery and other needlework.
Fred Rhodes, horticultural inspec
tor stationed at Seattle, and Mi»a
Ida Grosse. assistant in the office of
comissioner of horticulture, will ha
in attendance at the fair, and will
be pleased to meet anj visitors who
wish information pertaining to fruit
The support given the fair hy Bel
iingham citizens has aided the man
agement materially in its financial cal
culations. Further financial aid will
be necessary to do all that is required,
und the management hopes that it may
be successful in disposing of some ad
ditional shares of stock to the farm
ers, fruit growers and dairy men of the
valley, and to the citizens of the small
er towns in the county, in order to
meet the expenses that will have to
be incurred for improvements on the
Much enthusiasm for the fair is
evidenced and this year's exhibi
tion is bound to be a success from
every point of view.
Editor Tribune:
The editorial statement in the
Herald of Monday evening, repeat
ed in the Keveille of Tuesday morn
ing, to the effect that 1 am "aohed
uied as one of tbe Socialist speakers
tor tbe campaign," is just another
illustration of what consummate li
<irs the local Perkins sheets are.
Most people already know how little
truth there is in them, but they seem
to delight in offering additional ev
idence of their unreliability.
I am not "scheduled as a Social
ist speaker of the campaign." I
have never been requested to Bpeak
in favor of any Socialist policy and
the foundation there is to the un
truths which have appeared in the
SLUSH-PAGE called, inappropriate
ly, the editorial pages ot the morn
ing and evening stand pat owl
hoots, is the fact that a member of
the Socialist party asked me if 1
would speak before their locnl on
a subject of my own choosing. I
understand that it is the custom to
invite men and women of different
political views to address the local,
,md it seems to me that it is per
fectly proper for anyone holding def
inite political views to discuss them
anywhere. The only exception to
this rule that 1 know of is the Bel
lingham daily papers, FOB THI
If I am permitted to address the
Socialist local. I shall endeavor to
give there the same views on polit
ical questions that I would present
to any other body of citizens. The
only regret that 1 have is that some
ol the editorial writers on the local
Perkins Hoot are not in some of
my audiences, for I am sure that of
i:ll people in the world, they above
all otherß. need the light.
But there is at least some virtue in
heing a good servant, and none will
.lccuse the editor of Sammy's local
twins of not being faithful to his
master. Earn your salary! the peo
ple understand.
The Tariff.
I believe in a protective tariff, but
I believe in it as a principle approach
ed from a standpoint of the interests
of the whole people and not at a
bundle of preferences to be given
favorite individuals.
It is not merely the tariff that should
be revised, but the method of tariff
making and of tariff administration.
The first step should be the creation
of a permanent commission of non
partisan experts of ample powers to
secure exact and reliable information.
The present tariff board Is entirely
inadequate in point of powers reposed
in it and scope of work undertaken.
—Theodore Roosevelt
No. J3

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