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Vol. 5
A Big Success. Splendid Array of
Exhibits. The Most Beautiful
Grounds in the State.
The 1912 Whatcom County Pair
opened yesterday under the most
auspicious circumstances. Weather
conditions were all that could be
desired, the day opening with sun
Bhtne and clear sky, gladdening the
hearts of all of Lynden's people be
cause it meant success for the Fair.
The rain during the early part of
tho week served to settle the dust
and brighten things generally, and :
was welcome after a month of fine
• * » •
Lynden and her surrounding ter
ritory revels in abundance. Crops
have been good and farmers have
had, all in all, a prosperous season.
The only drawback was the rain in
threshing time which interfered to
some extent with storing the grain.
• * •
Crowning the harvest season
which brings its own satisfaction anil
reward to the people of this beauti
ful und bountiful valley, comes the
awarding of the premiums and hon
ors at the county fair as a mark of
special excellence.
• • •
Wlthlni the next three days high
honors will be bestowed upon the
herds and dairies, the orchards and
farm products of this county, and ex
hibitors will have reason to feel
gratified with the results of their
effort to aid In the success of the
Yesterday the beautiful grounds
and the exhibition halls were the
scenes of greatest activity. The dis
plays were arriving aud being pub in
shape for the crowds that will vis
it Lynden this week, and a number
of ladies of the city were busily en
gaged in decorating and beautifying
the big exhibition buildings. Out of
chaos and confusion is evolving an
exhibition that will make the What
com County Pair of 1912 a source
of nrtde to all our citizens, and the
management is to be congratulated
on the excellent results of its la
bors. , ,4
The Whatcom county fair opened
today with a finer display of grains,
vegetables, fruits, art and fancy work,
and other products and handiwork
that was ever shown before In this
section. Individual exhibits are larg
er and better than this county ever
made before several exhibitors having
many different varieties of products
on display.
• * * .
Yesterday was the first day ot the
Big Show, but the fair proper opened
today, as yesterday was entry day,
and was principally occupied in ar
ranging the exhibits. Practically all
of the displays were in place last
night and everything was in apple pic
order when the rates opened this
morning. A record-breaking atten
dance is expected on each day of the
fair, which closes on Saturday nigh..
• • •
The Lynden Fruit Growers As
sociation, which is preparing to e
rect a cannery here, and which is
Interesting itself in the matter ot
fruit culture i.l this valley has an
exhibit of product* grown by some
of its members.
* • •
The railroad officials have made
a special rate of $1.00 for tbe
round trip from Helllngham to be
in force each day during the hold
ing of the fair, and on Friday. Oc
tober 4, tbey will give a rate Of 78
cents for the round trip from Bell
ingham, in consequence ot whicha
large delegation of visitors from he
Bay City is expected to visit Lynden
to see the big display.
• * • *
Following Is tho V™S™ m of
sports for Thursday. Friday and
1 no P. M. —Base Ball.
2-00 P. M,- Boys' Foot Race
sunder 10 years) 100 T»rd dash.
«rst nriM, $1.00; second prize 2.00,
Hoys' Foot Race (under 15 years)
,00 yard dash, first, $1-50; second.
75 cents; - _ Ift
Girls" Foot Race «
years ) 50 yard dash, first, $100,
second. 50 cents;
Girls' Foot Race, free for all,
first, $1.50; second. 75 cents;
Obstacle Race (Hoys under-11
years). Hrst $2.00; second, 1.00
Men s Free for all. 100 yard dash,
first $3.00; second. 1-50;
Men's Free for all. V, mile dash,
first $5.00; second, 3.00;
Kit* Flying Contest, (boys under
la v.. us I $2.00;
Kite Flying Contest (girls' free
t9, %m r£*fi 5 Contest, (boys' free
for all) $2.00;
Special for Saturday only.
10 30 A M. —FOOt Bull Oame.
..ynden High School vs. Blame High
Tffi P ML— Men's Free for all.
Helay Race Ml mile, four men to
each team, prize, $10.00.
The race program arranged Is as
3-30 -Free for all running race, %
£,ta. best two out of three heats,
first $30.00; second $15.0u,
■To Slow running race. Vi ntlle
dash, riders to. change horses, first.
1 *7 00; second, $3.00;
V 30—Ladles' harness drive, *
mile, $5.00;
& io— Match running race —
3:00— Pony Free for all. H >» ile '
Cfje Ilimtren Ct; fane
best two out of three heats, first,
$25.0U; second, $12.00;
3:2o—Free for all harness race, 1
mile, best two out of three heats.
first, $30.00; second, $15.00;
4:20 —Mule running race, Vi mile
first, $7.00; second, $3.00.
3:00 —Free for all 1 mile dash,
first, $25.00; second, $15.00;
3: 20 —Harness race free for all
horses and colts that have never
won a purse, best two out of three
heats, \\ mile, first, $30.00: second,
3:40 —I'ony (I>H bands and un
der) V* mile dash, first, $15.00; sec
ond, $7.50;
4 :20 —Ladles' running race, free for
all, >/j mile dash, first, $20.00; sec
ond, $10.00;
5:00 —Steer race, Vj mile run un
der saddle; musthave two entries;
first, $10.00
Rules Governing Races.
All races are for Whatcom Coun
ty horses only.
Three reputable judges have been,
or will be appointde, and in all mat
ters of dispute their decision will
be final.
All entries for races must be made
on or before 10 o'clock of the day
of the race.
There must be at least three en
tries to fill a race. The manage
ment, however, reserves the right
to substitute other races for un
filled races.
The management reserves the
right to call off or postpone any or
all races on account of bad weath
All races will be pulled off
promptly at hour named. Horses
must be In paddock at least 10
minutes previous to time of start
ing. If sufficient entries are not
iv paddock at time for start the
management reserves the right to
declare the race off or fill it and
run it without the late comer. It
must be distinctly understood that
there will be no waiting for horses.
Judges for the races: l.ynn Gar
rison, of Sumas; M. Mouso, of Bel
lingham, and S. H. Bradley, of Lyn
$854 from 1% Acres.
Mr. M E Mornlngslar, who
lives between Lynden and Kverson
is tho owner of one of the finest
berry patches to be found anywhere.
This year lie sold his crop to the
Uellinghum Cannery at $1.20 per
crate of 24 quart boxes straight
count without weighing delivered
at Worthen Station. He harvest
ed 712 crates of red raspberries off
of 1% acres of land. The land was
measured and a careful count kept
of the berries sold. At $1.20 per
.•rate he realized a' gross return of
$854.40. His picking cost him
$253.C0 leaving a net return of
$400.80 from his one and three-
Courths acres of raspberries.
His blackberries did not do quite
se well. He had one-fourth acre
and harvested 50 crates, which he
, at $1 per crate. The picking
cost him $15 leaving him a net
return of $35.
Lynden Fruit Growers Ass'n.
Urges Culture of Fruit.
The Lyndon Fruit Growers' As
sociation urges all owners of land
iv the valley to set out some acre
age to berries. Berry growing In
i his section is a pronounced suc
cess. No crop will pay as well as
the berry crop. The new Lynden
cannery will be built and in running
order to take care of all the fruit
and vegetables that will be grown
in litis section. Men of push and
enterprise are back of this under
taking whUh will prove such an
important factor in the develop
ment of this country. The associa
tion is financed wholly by local
capital, and its laudable efforts are
deserving of the support of every
citizen of the Nooksack Valley. The
membership fee is $5 and stock
in the association can be secured
at $5 per share. No one person
being allowed to own more than 20
shares. Robert lieaton, Mayor of
Lynden, Is President and C. R. Ax
ling is the Secretary of the associa
Lectures to a Large Audience.
Miss Anna A. Maley, whom the soc
ialists have nomlnnted as their can
didate for governor, spoke to an at
tentive audience at Jamleson's hall
last Thursday night. The hall was
filled to seating capacity and closest
attention paid the speaker throughout
the evening.
Miss- Maley Is a splendid public
speaker and a most intelligent anil
well-read woman, and she presented
masterful arguments in favor of the
cause of Socialism.
The fire department attended
two alarms on Monday. The first
at C oc'lock in the evening was
caused by the burning of a pile of
rubbish in the rear of the Miller
Hotel building, the second at 11
at night was occassioned by a small
fire which had started in the
roof of the town hall and which
was caused by a defective chimney.
The department on both instances
responded promptly, as usual.
(Cnnsaliaation of 3>hr JlarifU ]lUnt ana ahr Egnbrn #un
(From the Chicago Tribune.)
The operations of the "invisible gov
ernment" upon two branches of gov
ernment, the legislative and the ex
ecutive, have been dramatically illus
trated. The latest disclosure ihOWE
its operations upon the judicial branch.
Here are three of the documents
now published from the Hearst muse
um of practical politics:
This was sent to Senator M. S.
Quay at Washington:
June 28, 1898 —My Dear Senator:
If it is possible for you to favor Judge
Henderson, of Crawford county, to fill
the vacancy in the superior court
caused by the death of Judge Wick
ham, I will appreciate it greatly. Of
course you know all about the matter.
Very truly yours,
To William A. Stone, governor of
Pennsylvania, in 1900, this letter was
Sept. 5, 1900—Hon. William A.
Stone, Harrisburg, Pa.—My Dear Gov
ernor: Will you permit me to say
that if it seems consistent for you to
appoint Judge John Henderson, of
Meadville, Pa., to the vacancy on the
supreme bench caused by the death
of Justice Green It will be a matter of
intense personal satisfaction to me?
I am sure I need not occupy your time
with any argument as to Judge Hen
derson's fitness, either as to charac
ter of legal qualifications. With high
regards, lam very truly yours,
This was sent to J. C. Sibley, mem
ber of the house of representatives:
Dec. 4, 1902—Hon. J. C. Sibley,
house of representatives, Washington,
D. 0.1 We think it very desirable in
deed to urge upon Governor Stone the
appointment of Judge Morrison, of Mc-
Kean, tt fill the vacancy on the bench
caused by the death of Judge Mitchell.
Judge Morrison's eminent qualifica
tions for the position are entirely be
yond question. Hope you concur in
this view, and if so please confer with
Senators Quay and Penrose and act
promptly as possible. J. D. A.
What the citizen will do well first
to consider upon the perusal of these
brief hut eloquent communcations is
this: Mr. Archhold and his operations
are only a phase of the "invisible gov
ernment." He and his activities are
examples 1 , not uniinsß specimens. What
Mr. Archhold was doing others were
By Medill McCormick.
(Vice-chairman Progressive National
Republican and Democratic cam
paign managers are striving to con
fuse the issues. The great, appealing
cry of the first is that the Progres
sives are seeking to wreck the Repub
lican party. They hope, apparently
to so arouse the dormant Republican
sentiment and sympathy and possibly
check the swift and Increasing tide of
desertion of the rank and file. They
hope to force a maintenance of allegi
ance to the party despite its record of
latter years and the fact that its con
trol has pussed into the hands of those
who, combining with Democrats of
their own class, have forced into laws
the desires of the interests, the "in
visible party," the black dog upon
which they live like fleas. They talk
of Grant and Lincoln and the great
leaders of the past as if theirs were
the Republican party of the presen*.
They are playing only on a party
The Progressive party and Mr.
Roosevelt are not engaged in "wreck
ing" the old Republican party. That
craft has already been wrecked by
the Interests controlling its law-mak
ers before the Progressive party was
organized. The Progressive party is
a new craft newly launched, .manned
and equipped, and if the one almost
derelict is run down and sunk in the
campaign it comes but as an incident.
*s a matter of fact, little attention
Is being paid to the Republican party
by the Progressives In most states
doing and are doing. Only it hasn't
been proved by written documents. We
know that like conditions breed like
results. We know that the influences
playing upon legislatures and execu
tives also play upon judges'.
That is why the average layman has
little patience nowadays with the con
tention of the extreme type of con
servative respecting the sacredness of
the judiciary. That is why many
elaborate arguments against the re
call of judges or the recall of de
cisions does not reach him.
The courts are men, subject to tho
same failings, sustained by the same
virtues, as other men. They belong to
one branch of our government which
Is no more sacred than the other two.
Therefore today in the critical mood of
the American people we are seeking
to improve the courts as well as the
coordinate branches of our govern
ment. To the Tribune the recall of
judges seems Inherently mistaken,
while the recall of decisions has much
that may be said both for and against
it. But no attempt to make the ad
ministration of legal justice serve the
welfare of the whole people, as the
people conceive their welfare, is going
to be defeated by the assertion of a
professional theory of judicial infalli
John D. Archhold was not bestirrln;?
himself in the interest of certain can
didates' as a mere literary exercise or
for his physical health. There was a
reason, and it was a substantial rea
The professional and business rela
tions', the education and social en
vironment and the personal affiliatons
of judges are important and sometimes
decisive factors In the making of our
laws from the bench. At the same
time these are factors that ar ethe
most difficult to assay and control in
the public Interest, though men like
Archhold know how to estimate them
sometimes in their own Interest. And
since they are often obscure and diffi
cult It is natural and inevitable that
we should attempt to devise some
checks' or safeguards which we can di
rect upon their actions. In our sys
tem the courts of review have tre
mendous power. We are taught by
such revelations as the Archhold let
ters make that It is not wise to exalt
this power unduly. We need to be
careful in devising new checks'. But
some further check we seek, and in
tbe end will find and apply.

—Johnson in Philadelphia North American.
or by the Progressive management as
a whole. It Is the reactionaries of
all parties, the organized agents of
the interests, who are attacked when
ever attacks are made. The Republi
can party, as an entity, has come to be
almost unconsidered in this campaign.
The Progressive relations with that
organization are practically over with
—the affair is closed with that force.
To quote a vigorous expression of the
street, "Its goat is got." There is proof
of this in abundance. There is no get
ting over or around the situation. The
states are talking plainly everywhere,
just as Vermont spoke the other day.
The regular Republican leaders may
assume an optimism over what has
happened and Is happening, but in
the bottom of their troubled hearts
they know that the vote in Vermont,
handwriting on the wall as It was, is
but an Indication of the far heavier
vote for Roosevelt in November, when
there will be no side issues to distract
and what is to be rendered is not an
opinion, but a verdict.
Efforts of either Democrats or Re
publicans to deduce anything in their
favor from the result of the late elec
tion in Maine are as absurd as futile.
The result In that state meant nothing,
so far as affording any clue to the
probably voting in November. There
existed in Maine a "gentlemen's agree
ment" between the Progressives and
Republicans which was faithfully ob
served and which terminated sharply
with the election. Immediately there
after the Progressives realigned them
selves for the support of their Na
tional ticket, and the result in Novem
ber is likely to afford one of the pret
tiest and most striking objejct lessons
ever given in practical politics. The
state may be reasonably counted up
on for Roosevelt. Maine Is the natural;
home of the moose, anyhow. !
The Progressive party is the opi>o
nent of the Democratic party In this
campaign, that is, it is the opponent
of the reactionary ring of the Demo
cratic party. Progressive Democrats
are expected to come with it. They
will come on general principles, be
cause the party Is the exponent of the
reform they believe in and desire, and
because their ideas are iv accord with
its platform—a platform which will
be carried out in the event of Progres
sive success. They are becoming Pro
gressive because they are restless as
have been sa great a number of the
Republicans and wish to join a party
of their own kind.
Aside from such an issue as the tar
iff, neither far-seeeing Republicans
nor Democrats have faith in Wilson's
so-called "progressiveness" should he
come into the presidency. Even sup
pose that estimable gentleman to have
in mind some pretty design of reform,
we know what will inevitably happen
to him at the hands of a Democratic
congress. What can he do against
the riot of the Taggarts, the Ryans, the
Sullivans and others of their kind,
of the same stripe as the reactionaries
of the Repuhlcans, wth whom they act
in concert?
■ The regular Democrats' are appar
ently hungry for ammunition —they
still harp on the Archhold letters as if
they were good capital, when, as a
matter of fact, the Archhold exploita
tion of Standard Oil as a bitter oppo
nent of Roosevelt, is sufficient proof
to the average honest and intelligent
voter as to where the facts lie and
what his own course should be. It
must have been "Roosevelt luck" that
produced the Incident, just as it was
"Roosevelt luck" that nominated Os
car S. Strauss for governor of New
York, the man who can carry the
state. No, had the Progressive party
money to spend, it could have afford
ed to pay a great deal for the Arch
hold "exposure."
The regular Democratic promoters
take comfort in reference to the po
sition of certain of what they call
"strong Republican progressives,'
such as Senator LaFollette, of Wis
consin; Senator Works, of California;
Rudolph Spreckels, Charles R. Crane
and others —comfort from an exhibi
tion of splenetics! Who Is unac
quainted with the sad story of blasted
hopes, disappointed ambitions and re
sultant desertion not unconnected with
the attitude of most of the gentle
men named? Always during presi
dential campaigns, in the midst of the
turmoil, may be heard here and there
the protecting cry of the disgruntled
outlander. It doesn't matter. It is
not a part of the turmoil of the regu
lar fray. It is nothing to be consid
The Progressive campaign thus far
is a teeming success. Growing en
thusiasm, better organization and the
application of a practical, businesslike
force are apparent in every state of
the Union, though, of course, in vary
ing degree. This is no general as
sertion, made merely for effect and
unsupported by events. Take the facts
as they exist.
The dispatches have told the coun
try of what results have followed the
tour of Roosevelt. It has been like the
conquest of Peter the Hermit. Gov
ernor Johnson has left his mark. Un
colored reports from all the Middle
West particularly and from the Moun
tain and Pacific Coast states—ex
cluding Taft's Mormons—all tell or
the gaining height of the tidal wave.
From the East, the news is only of a
firmer grip. What more can Pro
gressives ask at this stage of the cam
paign. Talk about volcanic upheaval
and then crystalization! That's the
story so far.
The following paper by Mrs. Jud
son was read at the last meeting
of the Old Neighbors Club held at
the home of Mrs. Kittenburg:
It will not he out of place on the oc
casion of our "Old Neighbors" picnic,
to give a few reminiscences out of
many early experiences with our first
neighbors in the Nooksack valley.
These natives were very friendly, pos
sessing many good dualities by nature
to make them of great service to the
early settler.
The river was our only thoroughfare
and we depended on our first neigh
bors to bring out mail and supplies. We
became acquainted with the advance
guard of our first neighbors when we
landed from the little once-a-week
steamer at the coal company's wharf,
in Sehome (now the Elk street part ot
Bellingham) in the spring of 1870.
Here we were met by a fleet of three
canoes each manned by two natives,
and ali under the command of Chief
Yellokanlm. They had come to escort
us to our new home, that had been de
scribed as being "on the north bank
of the Nooksack river near the Brit
ish line." The chief ordered Captain
Siwash Joe and his- mate, Sally, to take
the family in his large Chinook canoe,
while he helped to load our goods and
supplies into the other two. All went
well until Joe undertook to land his
canoe on the Whatcom sidet now Oi l
i Town), while the tide was out, but
he could not get bis boat within quite
a distance of the shore. The white
men of the party had on high boots
and waded ashore, carrying Dollie,
now one of our hostesses, Mrs. Ritten
|burg, and Nellie (Mrs. McDonald, of
(Clipper) with them. Joe and Sally
were at home In the water and being
barefooted did not worry over the situ
[j a tion. There was nothing to do but
[{wait for the flood tide. When tbe
good natured "carjtain," taking In tbe
Istate of things, very politely invited
me in the Chinook "lalong" to have a
ride on his hack to the land. I was
not afraid of him, for a real "teddy
hear smile" beamed on his round face.
So, I mounted, putting both arms
around his neck and clinging for dear
lite. As he was diminutive in stature
and I weighing something less than
two hundred pounds, feared he would
sink with me into the mire and water.
But he was equal to the emergency
and landed me all in a heap on dry
Next morning, after this amusing
and, on my part, somewhat humiliat
ing experience, we left Whatcom for
the river. There were but few houses
in Whatcom and most of those belong
ed to the Indians. We started out sin
gle file, Capt. Joe with the family, tak
ing the lead. The water was very
rough and 1 often looked back, watch
ing the other canoes battle with the
waves. I feared they would capsize
because of their heavy loads and we
were all thankful when at last we
landed in the river on the Lummi res
ervation. There the old chief changed
the large Chinook or "salt chuck
canoes" for the lighter shovel-nose
canoes used exclusively for river trav
el. After reloading we began the as
cent of the river, which, on account of
jams which had been in process of
formation for "many years, no doubt,
was- quite a formidable undertaking.
The Indians had paddled us but a few
miles when we came to a Jam which
was nearly a mile long. The bodies of
the great fir and cedar trees lapped
the river from shore to shore.
We would have given up ln despair
had it not been for the good old chief
and his crew. They began at once to
unload and to portage the goods and
canoes across this long and "horrid"
jam. A herculean task, indeed, and
one that was not accomplished until
late in the night. Meanwhile the fam
ily walked around the pam on a trail
through the woods, until we came to
the home of a white settler where we
abode the night and were very hospit
ably entertained by his native wife,
who hung the kettle filled with "wa
patos," over the fire and gave us all
the rich cream and milk we could use.
The next morning we again boarded
our little craft, but had not proceeded
many miles when we encountered an
other Impenetrable obstruction. This
was at the mouth of Fishtrap creek.
The crew was obliged again to unload
and carry everything across the high
logs on their shoulders. This Jam was
not nearly so long and we were only
detained a couple of hours. We had
no further difficulty until we reached
the "Devil's bend," where the river
was filled with snags with the water
running around them very swiftly and
dangerously. Here Sally took com
mand, shouting her orders to the cap
tain and by her skilful management
proved herself the "better man of the
two." She brought the canoe safely
through the many narrow passages,
zlg-zagging from side to side until we
had passed through the swift currents.
We rounded one more point, which the
Indians called "noses" and soon landed
"bag and baggage," late In the after
noon of that day, over forty years ago.
at the spot where now stands l.yndeu,
the (Jem City of the Nooksack, in all
her glory and beauty.
* • •
When my feet first pressed the
banks of this picturesque nook, I was
charmed with the magnificence of the
scenery with which we were surround
ed. Mt, Baker towered over all and
seeming so near, robed in her mantle
of glistening purity was a perpetual in
spiration. My fanciful visions, away
back on the shores of Lake Erie, of an
ideal home beside the Beashore, some
placid lake or stream of living water
were now more than realized. Still,
scenery without kindred spirits to en
joy it with us did not satisfy all the
souls cravings. To fill our cup of
happiness to the brim we must have
congenial neighbors, like the ones
whose society we are enjoying today.
"Blest he the tie that binds our hearts
in Christian love." In order to make
our prison home more accessible we
must open a way through those huge
lams. A subscription paper was circu
lated among the few citizens and the
coal company and we soon had raised
the sum of $1,500. With this sum
Judge Plaster, with the aid of the na
tives, cut through the jam below Fern
dale. Meanwhile Mr. Judson and Mr.
Klocke. a German bachelor who had
settled north of Lynden, together with
Chief Yellokanim and his "tillakums''
(relations) were working a passage
through the smaller jam below Lyn
den. This required much patience and
hard work for many days. Finall)
they came home much elated, Klocke
shouting. "We won't have to work on
that old yam any more; sh'es gone
The accomy>lishment of this enter
prise was mostly due to the natives.
They were largely endowed with hero
ic and sympathetic traits of character
that were appreciated by their white
neighbors. I remember, in fact I shall
never forget the time Joe and his part
ner took me all the way to Whldby Is
land in their canoe, never laying down
paddle to rest because they knew I
was hurrying to the bedside of my
daughter, who was very ill. We were
all one afternoon and night until the
break of day reaching our destination.
This experience seems like a dream In
these days of rapid transit by train
and auto, but it was very real to me at
tbe time.
ln all my intercourse with the na
tives, and while traveling about with
them from place to place I always
found them courteous and respectful.
Continued on Page 5.
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