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Pacific Pilot, first publ'a Aug-. S4, 1901
Lynden Sun, first publis'd Jam* 99, 1904
T.ynden Sun-Pilot, •stab. Aug-. 10, 190S
Published at
■ Lynden. Whatcom Co., Washington,
every Thursday.
K. BOUHIWEIO. Owner and Publisher
Entered as second-class mall matter,
July 8, 1908, at the post office at Lyn
den, Washington, under the Act of
March 3. 1879.
One Tsar In Advance 11.50
Six Months ln Advance .11
Canada and Foreign, one Year Z.uo
Advertising Bates furnished on appli
For President —Theodore Roosevelt.
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
of Tacoma.
Secretary of State—W. H. Ford of
State Treasurer —A. E. Mobrey.
Attorney General —E. G. Mills of
Commissioner of Public Lands —W.
H. Kaufman of Bellingham.
Superintendent of Schools —Profes-
sor C. E. Beach.
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
litz county.
Disreputable Nonsense.
"Keep In mind tbe Whatcom Coun
ty fair at Lynden next week. And do
not get an idea from the utterly dis
reputable treatment of some of the
business men of Bellingham by the
Lynden Tribune that l.yndenites arc
hostile to this city. Most of them are
wholesouled and hospitable and the
trip to the fair will he enjoyable." —
American lteveille.
* • « •
Now, what do you know about
that? "Utterly disreputable," bosh!
i A big bundle of Tribunes goes to
Bellingham every Thursday for distri
bution among our subscribers, many
of whom are business men and never
a word about "utterly" disreputable,
disreputable or partially disreputable
on the part of one of our
readers has reached this office.
» • • •
It has remained for the American-
Reveille, spotless put-agon of pure and
reputable methods, to resent a fancied
wrong to "some of the business me:i
of Bellingham." Can it be that the
morning edition of the Bellingham
twinlets refers to the Tribune's "treat
ment" of certain political plotter!,
whose unholy schemes to deprive the
people of their rights have been o;i
--posed by this newspaper?
• • • •
Verily, the Tribune does not expect
members of this class to cuddle very
close to it, but if any business man of
Bellingham or elsewhere has a griev
ance against this newspaper, we ex
lend him a cordial invitation to come
in and talk it over when he visits the
fair this week, and he may be assured
of a square deal.
• • • »
We are quite willing to let the peo
ple of this county pass judgment on
our "treatment" of them. We may
be excused if we question the Amer'.-
can-Reveille's qualifications for the po
sition of censor.
Why all this fuss about tbe judg
ship in this county? Is the Bellingham
bunch afraid to put candidate Kellogg
up before the voters again in Novem
Koot's Conscience.
Senator Blibu Root, of New Yorl;,
presided at the convention which re
nominated Taft for president and con
trolled and directed the forces accomp
lishing the theft. It was he who was
dominant in the fight against Roose
velt. What sincerity is his? What
must he in the man's heart of hearts?
Here is his declaration as made in
1904 in an address before the Union
League Club of New York:
• * * •
"I count it, my friends, as one of
the greatest privileges of my life to
have been able in that day of our
great sorrow, when our lamented
President McKinley was carried away,
to have been able to stand by and hold
up the hands of his true and loyal suc
cessor, Theodore Roosevelt. Men say
he is not safe. He is not safe for the
men who wish to prosecute selfish
schemes for the public detriment, but
1 say to you that he has been, these
yenrs since President McKinley a
death, the greatest conservative forco
lor the protection of property and
our institutions in the City of Wash
ington. I would rather have my boys
taught to admire as the finest thing
in our life the honesty and frankness,
the truth and loyalty, the honor and
devotion of Theodore Roosevelt than
to have all the wealth of this great
metropolis. The work of President
Hoosevelt has more weight for good
in this laud than that of any score
of all of his detractors put together.
If you want the laws fearlessly and
impartially enforced in this county,
give your loyal support at the elec
tion on November 6 to .lohn Aitken
for sheriff and Prank W. Bixby for
county attorney, ltoth candidates on
the Bull Moose ticket.
The reactionary daily papers are
profuse in their apologies for Gover
nor Hay's $13,100 expense account, In
getting the nomination on the repub
lican ticket. Explanations in this mat
ter count for nothing. The cold fact
remains that our accidental governor
who has been tried and found sadly
wanting, paid out just twelve thousand
nine hundred and sixty eight dollars
more to receive his nomination than
did the Progressive Party candidate,
honest Bob Hodge. Any man that will
expend as much money as Hay did to
secure his nomination is not a fit per
son to hold public office. Only cor
poration puppets are as a rule requir
ed to go to such extremes in securing
a nomination.
The most importand duty right now
it to register.
To Mr. and Mrs. Visitor.
When in Lynden during the Fair
why not combine business with pleas
ure? You will find attractive offer
ings by our merchants, some of which
may appeal to you.' Take advantage
of the opportunity and investigate.
There may be some people In Bell
ingham who favor the retention of
Judge Kellogg as superior judge. The
country districts don't want him any
longer because he has been tried one
term and his official acts have not
been satisfactory.
He has Been Rewarded All He is
Deserving Of.
"I am a trimmer" Humphrey's press
bureau has been industriously laboring
overtime lately in sending out political
dope to the country newspapers that
in almost every instance finds its way
into the wastebasket. One of the
points sought to be made is that "Se
attle will retard her commercial
growth at least a decade if this most
valuable servant is not rewarded as
he justly should he."
Well—in the first place, Seattle is
not the whole thing in the first dis
Secondly, Dan Landon will look af
ter the interests of not only Seattle,
hut every city, town and hamlet in
the district in an efficient and cred
itable manner, with honor to himself
and ALL of the people of the dis
trict and the state. He will not be
the hired man of a favored class, of
silk stocking, high-horse hrigaders,
but the real representative of the peo
Thirdly, Humphrey has been reward
ed all he deserves to be and the edict
has gone forth from his. constituency
that he must stay at home this time,
because the people, the men and wo
men, who pay the taxes want a man
of their own to represent them at
Washington as their public servant,
and that man will be Dan Landon.
.Tames W. Collins, or Seattle, pro
gressive candidate for Btate Insurance
commissioner, points with pride to the
fact that he received a majority in the
primary over both his opponents. One
of the measures which Mr. Collins
stands for as a candidate is the re
peal of a section of the insurance code
which he says makes it possible for a
commissioner who is opposed to fra
ternal insurance societies to oppress
them. Mr. Collins is an able account
ant, one of the best posted authori
ties on insurance and insurance law
in the state, and is deserving of the
suffrage of the people.
Dan Landon made the charge that
Congressman Humphrey Is again be
ing assisted for re-election by the pow
erful ship subsidy Interests, which
have been trying for years to get trio
government to grant millions of dol
lars a year to them. Humphrey has
done nothing else for the past two
years but shout about ship subsidy
and vote to block every attempt at
reducing our most ruinous tariff. Kwe
Lamb Humphrey, one of the most un
representative men in congress: he is
now asking for your vote, not in per
son, but through the big corporation
controlled newspapers.—Blame Jour
C. B. Legoe, for County Commis
That a man Is honored in his own
community is his best recommenda
The Ferndale Record has the fol
lowing to say about 0. H. Legoe, who
Is a candidate on the Progressive
ticket for county commissioner from
the third district:
"C. B. Legoe is the Progressive can
didate for County Commissioner
Third District. He resides at Fern
dale, and he is one of our best citizen's.
He has the qualifications to fill the
position he seeks-, and while those who
know him need no reference, he re
fers all those who do not know him
to any man with whom he has done
business, either in this county or at
any place he has ever resided during
his life time, and he'll gladly furnish
you a list of the places. His life has
been spent as an intelligent and suc
cessful farmer. He is absolutely hon
est, possesses executive ability, is
quick to solve the solution of intricate
problems, a strict economist, and, if
elected he'll make a splendid com
All law breakers look alike to John
Aitken the Progressive Party's candi
date for sheriff, now occupying the po
sition of game warden. Only recently
he caught one of Bellingham's leading
citizens who was arrested and con
victed for violating the game laws
and Aitken attended to the job. Ait
ken is known as a man that does his
duty impartially and will make th?
best sheriff this county has ever had.
Henry Shagren's Platform-
Henry Shagren is making a splendid
campaign for the office of county com
missioner from the second distrlet.
He is receiving the support of all law
abiding citizens, and will be backed
by some of the leading business men
of Helllngham, by men of influence
and worth, who have known him all
of his life. There is not a man living
in Whatcom county who enjoys a bet
ter reputation for square dealing and
Make your peace of mind certain by
depositing your money in this banK.
Lynden State Bank
Capital $23,000 - Surplus $S,OOO
DIRECTORS Serrurier, Pres. R. W. Green. Vice-Pre.. B. C. Crabtree, Vice-Pre,
R.W. Green P. M. Serrurier B. C. Crabtree P. M. Serrurier, rre wß> v .»der Griend. Cashier
Robert Heaton W. B. Vander Griend
honesty of purpose than does i.ynden's
candidate for the position of county
commissioner. He enjoys the friend
ship and esteem of every one that
knows him. He is square as a die,
open and above board on everything
and the people will attend to it on No
vember f> so that Butters of Belling
ham does not butt in to the commis
sioners office.
Mr. Shagren issues the following
statement in order that the voters
of Whactom county may know just
where he stands upon the important
issues in the present campaign: j
• * • • '
Having received the nomination
for county commissioner of the sec- ,
ond commissioner district on the j
Progressive party ticket, and be
lieving the voters of Whatcom coun- (
ty are entitled to some tangible cv- ,
idence upon which to base their con- ,
elusions to vote either for or a- ,
gainst me at the general election on
Tuesday, November 5, I herewith ,
submit in general form a statement |
or platform upon which I ask for |
support at the polls. I
If elected I shall show no favor- |
itism to any person, corporation or
locality. I believe a county commis- ,
sloner should serve the county in |
general, and not any certain locali- i
ty in particular. I am not under |
obligations to any person, firm or 1
corporation, and will not be. ;
If elected 1 shall so far as lies |
in my power, give everyone a square
deal, whether it be the large cor- I
porations or the small property own- i
er. 1
I am strongly opposed to the 11- >
quor traffic, and if elected 1 will un- I
der no consideration favor the grant- i
ing of a liquor license to any person <
or firm in any territory over which j
tbe county commissioners have ju
risdiction. '
If elected, and acting on the I
board of equalization, it will be my
aim to have all corporations, large
or small, bear their just proportion
of taxation, and under no circum
stances will 1 vote to lower the as
sessments returned by township as
assessors unless conclusive proof has |
been submitted that they huve been
wrongfully assessed. ,
I have never before been a can
didate for public office. I have liv- j
•d at Lynden all my life, having i
been born on a farm in Section 8 (
of Lynden township, and have fol- .
lowed farming all my life, and have I
voted continuously in the same town |
shin ever since I became of uge. I
If it is the decision of voters of ]
the county that I serve them in ,
the capacity of county commis
sioner, I shall do my duty imparti- .
ally, and to the very best Interest of
every citizen nnd taxpayer of tbe ,
Very respectfully, i
The real treasure is that laid up by
man or woman
Through charity and piety, temper
ance and self-control;
The treasure thus hid is secure, and
passes not away;
Though he leave the fleeting riches of
this world, this man takes with
A treasure that no wrong of others
and no thief can steal.
Let the wise man do good deeds—the
treasure follows of itself.
—Nldhikanda Sutta.
Hon. Robert T. Hodge. Pro
gressive Party candidate tor gov
ernor will speak at Beck's Theatre,
in Bellingham on next Tuesday e
vennig, October 9. Everybody that
can at all make it possible should,
go to hear this able, manly man
discuss the vital issues ot the day.
Your Money Like^ourCrop
Grow? wfflLE^u^LEfci
-THE interest your money draws at this bank means a const,
» adding to your account, and as it multiplies, the principal
growing larger each day, the amount accruing from interest grows;
so while you go about your daily vocation you are becoming
wealthier in the world's goods and less fearful of the consequent
resultant from crop failure or misfortune.
Oovnor Teats, the Progressive par
ty's candidate for lieutenant governor,
who last week visited Bellingham and
Blame, and delivered not only interest
ing addresses before large audiences,
but dealt the old stand-pat gang of
wreckers sledge-hammer blows right
from the shoulder, is one of the ablest
public men in the state. At the next
session of the legislature, the senate
will be presided over by an able and
worthy man —by a man of the people
—because Govnor Teats, of Taconip,
along with Bob Hodge, is going to
be elected.
Mr. Teats has issued a pamphlet on
direct legislation, the initiative, refer
endum and recall, which can he ob
tained by addressing a postcard to him
at Tacoma.
The initiative, referendum and re
call constitutional amendments set
forth are the measures indorsed by
the joint legislation committee. Direct
Legislation League of Washington, the
State Federation of Labor, Farmers'
Union and State Grange. After years
of untiring effort their submission by
the legislature to the voters was se
cured, and it is for the purpose of set
ting forth these measures that they
may be studied by the every-day citi
zen that Mr. Teats has prepared his
Pointing out how legislatures have
forgotten their pledges, once in office,
and the demand for direct legislation
had grown, the author goes on to say
that older states have adopted the
measure and that the present bill is
up to date. He asserts that about the
only argument against the measures is
that the voters do not know how to
vote on laws. Inquiring into present
methods of legislation, the writer very
pertinently says:
"The ordinary legislator is an ordi
nary man and generally knows little
about legislation before he gets well
through the legislature (and I was In
that class), and what else can you
expect but inefficiency? During the
sixty days he is allotted he is flooded
with rules, letters and petitions, books,
pamphlet! from all the departments ol'
the state containing information he
should have, with bills falling on his
desk every morning by the score deal
ing with subjects from labels on cans
of condensed milk' to a massive com
pensation act, insurance code or in
dustrial commission, dealing with pub
lic utility corporations, etc. He can
kno%v very little about even a small
percentage of the total number of bills
placed before him for consideration.
(I am speaking from experience as
well as observation.!
"Under direct legislation a bill pre
sented to you will be In a pamphlet
with arguments for and against as' is
done in Oregon. (The amendment to
he submitted to you provides for this
method.) You will place that pamph
let in your pocket and for about two
months you can study and learn all
about every feature of the bills, and,
in the language of an Oregonian, 'That
pamphlet becomes your Bible.'"
In a final paragraph Mr. Teat.3
makes this appeal for a purer de
"Tho people of Europe have watched
the democracy of America. They have
given it a limited duration. When
they look into our legislative halls and
see the people's interest disregarded
and the interest of big business al
ways provided for, they have short
ened its duration. There is only one
way, there is only one method to con
tinue our American democracy, and
that is, the greater, simpler and purer
democracy by the direct vote of the
people. We must reach the heart and
the soul of the individual voter. We
must make it possible for the pusla
tion of the heart and soul of our peo
ple to be recorded in the formation of
the of our country. The law
that promotes the general welfare of
A Large and Carefully Selected
Good Furniture
The kind that will stand long wear and
give you an idea of the ''Quality Goods'*
you will find throughout our entire store.
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
Whatcom County.
Carpets, Rugs and Linoleums,
Baldwin Pianos, Singer
Sewing Machines
all will receive the affirmative vote of
the people and will do justice to all.
It is possible to persuade some against
their apparent Interest, but you can't
persuade the majority of the people
against their interests. Legislators
can he persuaded against their appar
ent interest, but such persuasion is
Ineffective with all the people."
Visitors to the Pair al Lynden this
week will find on sale at the Lyn
den Variety Store a large assortment
of souvenirs of Lynden.
Pillow Covers
Photo Folders
Splendid Views of
And others.
Lynden Variety
Pixley's Hali
Third*t. bmlwmmn Orovar and Liberty '
W.K. PIXLEY, Prop*r and Mgr
Fair Week,
October 3, 4,5
Good Music
Best of Order
Admission $1 per
Couple, each Night

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