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Vol, 5
National, Political end Per
sonal News Items Briefly
At an Initial cost of $3,000,000, ele<
trincation of the Denver & Rio Grand,
railway will begin at once.
Martial law was again proclaimed
In the Kanawha coal fields by Gover
nor Glasscock of West Virginia.
The weather office at Cordova,
Alaska, reports that the precipitation
between January 1 and November 1
of this year was 171 inchts.
The contract system of prison labor
was condemned in the report of the
committee on prison labor presented
at the congress of the American Pris
on association.
Statistics available in the office of
Secretary of State Jordan, showed
that one in every 27 residents of Cali
fornia owned some sort of motor ve
hicle on October 1 this year.
San Francisco has lost its legal fight
for the dissolution of the merger oi
the Bell and the Home telephone sys
terns, the court ruling the city has no
right to give a franchise which for
bids sale.
Another coai famine, greater than
the shortage that handicapped Chica
go last winter, is imminent, Recording
to local dealers. Prices of all kii.ds
of coal to the small consumer have
been raised from 25 to 75 cents a torn
Amid a storm of applause, a resolu
tion was adopted by the Illinois Fed
oration of Women's clubs demanding
a state law forbidding the granting of
marriage licenses unless applicants
could produce guarantees of then
good health.
Twenty-three persons at least were
killed or badly wounded on the Anier
lean side of the Mexican boundary last
year by bulletß fired during the fight
ing between the rebels and the govern
ment forces under Madero. This fact
was developed by the special army
board, headed by Colonel Francis Ker
People in the News
Lv Cheng Hslang, ex-premier ol
China and minister of foreign affairs,
has been reappointed to tbe latter of
Harry Wolverton, who experienced
little success as, manager of tbe New
York Highlanders last year, has been
signed to handle tbe Sacramento club
ot the Coast League.
Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Gibson,
who was in charge of the troops that
hanged John Brown at Harper's Fer
ry, is dead at his plantation at Ver
dena. Ala. He was 79 years old.
Miss Florence F. Wilson, of New
York, eclipsed all fast typewriting re
cords by writing at the rate of 117
words a minute for one hour. Tht
best previous record was US words
s minute.
Captain John Osterhuis, convicted
of smuggling Chinese into San Fran
cisco bay from Ensenada, Mex., was
sentenced to one year In the Alameda
county jail and to pay $1000 fine or
serve 500 days additional.
General Homer Lea, the mysterious
little hunchback who wielded great
power in China, left an estate of only
$4000, according to his will, which
was filed at Los Angeles. The small
extent of Lea's property is a great
surprise, for he was generally consid
ered wealthy.
Washington, D. C. News
Illiteracy in the United States has
decreased during the last decade from
10.7 to 7.6 per cent, it is shown by
statistics JUBt given out by the census
Representative Henry of Texas
sti-tes that he will not be a candidate
for speaker of the house at the next
session of congress It now seems
certain that Speaker Clark will have
no opposition.
There were 1453 men killed in and
about coal mines of the United States
during the first eight months of this
year according to an announcement
of the bureau of mines. The fatalities
in 1811 numbered 2718.
The Interstate commission has
granted relief from the fourth section
to establish rates on apples from the
north Pacific coast and southeastern
points pending action by tbe controls
slon on applications filed before Feb
ruary 17, 1811.
President Taft issued a proclama
tion fixing the rates that foreign ship
ping shall pay for passage through
the Panama Canal. The proclamation
establishes a merchant vessel rate of
1120 per net ton in actual carrying
capacity, with a reduction ot 40 9*
cent ship in ballast. _
ttnnanlititilinn of unr Partfir Pilot nni uhr CmiOrn frrni
The first real legislative work of
congress began Wednesday, when the
subcommittee of the house committee
on appropriation took up considera
tion of the legislative, executive and
judicial appropriations. The measure
last year carried $3E,000.000, and an
equally large appropriation is expect
ed at the approaching session.
"At a meeting of "the farmers of Wil
son Creek a mutual telephone ex
change was organized. A switchboard
will be installed and all farmer lines
running into Wilson Creek will be
While going to hie voting place in
Kittitas valley, Adam Stevens, 73-year
old pioneer, was Btruck by a train and
fatally injured. His wife was also
hurled from the buggy and received
internal injuries.
Damages in the sum of $40,000 were
granted Miss Nellie Storle, of Tacoma,
in a breach of promise action against
Fred C. Hogan, of Spencerville, Ont.
The case was heard in the federal
court at Tacoma.
In a fire which destroyed the home
of Joseph Mrachek, a dairyman near
Chehalis, an infant was burned to
death. Mr. and Mrs. Mrachek were
badly burned, but will recover. Three
other children had narrow escapes.
With full funeral ceremonies ac
corded chiefs of their tribe, the Colum
bia river Indians Saturday interred
the remains of A-ke-wa-ta on beautiful
Craig island, a few miles above White
Bluffs. The chief was the oldest of
all the Columbia river Indians, his
tribesmen declaring him over 100
years of age.
One man was killed, 17 rendered un
conscious and five are unaccounted
for as the result of being overcome by
gas when a west bound freight train
broke in two in Stampede tunnel at
the summit of the Cascades. Con
ductor Leonard Hallet died, and w hen
his brakeman saw tbe dead body he
went violently insane.
Ten thousand sheep from the moun
tain feeding grounds in the Cascades
have been crossed on the White Bluff?
ferry within the last 10 days, and
thousands more are on the way from
the hills to cross the Columbia on
their way lo the winter feeding
grounds in the warm regions of the
Columbia river basin.
Behind closed doors and with prob
ably 1000 delegates in attendance the
forty-sixth convention of the national
grange convened at the state armor;.
In Spokane Wednesday morninp
Mayor Hindley, Governor Hay und F.
M. March, chairman of the chamber
of commerce arrangements commit
tee, welcomed the delegates and visit
The residence of C. D. Stimson at
Seattle was looted of more than $3000
worth of jewelry three weeks ago
The robbery was one of a series of
the First Hill district which baffled
the police. The mystery was ended
Thursday night, according to the po
nce, by the arrest of W. C. Delaye, 21
years old, who says he is a telegraph
operator. Delaye was arrested while
returning from Miss M. L. Denny's
home with tbe loot.
State Treasurer Lewis has hud to
borrow $115,836 so far to pay state
general fund warrants that have been
presented, and anticipates the over
drafts at the bank will run between
$300,000 and $400,000 by the end of th<
year. Making of overdrafts is not au
thorised of law. but Treasurer Lewis
said that last year, by borrowing mon
ey from the bank on overdrafts in
stead of issuing state warrants, he
laved the taxpayers more than $3000.
Preparatory to the building of an
immense power plant on Packwood
lake, in the eastern end of Lewis coun
ty, a force of men is at present engag
ed in clearing a site. The proposed
plant will be a big one, generating
100,000 horsepower that will eventu
ally be used for railroad and other
commercial uses In the sound cities
and Portland.
Suite were filed in the t'nited States
court at Tacoma by the district attor
ney's office against 36 western Wash
ington corporations who have failed
to file with the internal revenue col
lectors statements of their annual net
incomes, as provided for by the act of
1909, levying a tax of 1 per cent on net
income of all corporations whose pro
flu exceed 15000 a year.
In an attempt to save the lives of
thousands of fish that are found in
sloughs made by the rising of the Co
lumbia river and which dry up about
this time of year, Elmer Berbeau, de
puty gasse warden at Vancouver, has
several men seining the shallow pools
for fish, in the vicinity of Vancouver
lake, Shallowpool lake and smaller
bodies of water in that vicinity. Al
ready nearly 100,000 small croppies,
bass and catfish heve been seined out
and turned into fair-sised streams and
Tariff Will Be Taken Up: Con
gress to Meet Not Later
Than April 15.
New York. —Governor Wilson an
nounced that immediately after his
inauguration as president of the Un
ited States he would call an extraor
dinary Bession of congress to convene
not later than April 15 for the purpose
of revising the tariff.
The president-elect has gone to Ber
muda for a vacation and will return
December 16. To set at rest specula
tion as to what he would do with re
gard to tariff revision, be issued the
following statement:
"1 Bhall call congress together in
extraordinary session not later than
April 15. 1 shall do this not only be
cause 1 think that the pledges of the
party ought to be redeemed as prompt
ly as possible, but also because I
know it to be in the interest of busi
ness that all uncertainty as to what
the particular items of tariff revision
are to he should be removed as soon
as possible."
Since his election, the governor has
been sounding public opinion on the
advisability of calling a special ses
sion and has found the demand for
one practically unanimous.
Washington—Clerks of the house
ways and means committee have be
gun work upon tariff revision bills
for the special session of congress
which President-elect Wilson has stat
ed he w ill summon to meet next April.
Democratic leaders have been confi
dent for some time that the incoming
administration would force the tariff
issue to an immediate trial, and much
of the detail work of preparing the
bills is under way.
Suggestions have been made by in
fluential members of the Benate, with
in the last week, that a joint commit
tee, representing house and senate
democrats, he informally selected be
fore the special session begins, to go
over the tariff situation and harmon
ise whatever differences may exist
between the democrats of the two bod
Illinois System Assailed
Chicago.—Miss Virginia Brooks, the
young girl viligante, who delivered
West Hammond from its vice-ridden
condition, in a stirring speech before
1000 women who had gathered to par
ticipate in the suffrage jubilee at Hull
House, attacked what she termed Illi
nois' corrupt legal system.
In short, snappy terms that brought
cheer after cheer from her feminine
audience, she described how corrupt
legal decisions are handed down from
the municipal bench, and how the
state's attorney's office is swayed by
political power.
Nicholas Bame, who died Sunday
after a brief illness from pneumon
ia, was buried Tuesday afternoon
from the Methodist church, the Rev
Herbert Jones and the Rev C. E.
Hodges conducting the services
The church was completely filled by
sorrowing friends of the deceased
Who had resided here for the past j
twelve years. A quartette composed, 1
of Mrs Harry Fountain, Mi«s Bea
trice Handy, Messrs E. Edson and
Frank Knapp sang several beautiful
selections. Mrs. H. H. Jamieson
acted as organist. The floral trib
utes were many and beautiful.
Mr. Bame was born January 2,
1837, in Union County. Ohio, and
had almost reached the 7Cth mile
stone of lifc'. On Miirch 3, 1804,
he was married to Miss Maty Pi
fer, who survives him. No children
ever came to bless the home of Mr.
and Mrs Bame, but they made a
home for no'ess than seven orphan
children, one of whom, Hattie B.
Mame.they adopted,but death claim
ed her in 1890 when the fuiuily was
living in Michigan.
Mr. Barne s early life was spent
in his native state. Ohio, hut a few
i years after his marriage he and his
wife moved to Bangor, Michigan
where tbey resided until twelve
years a.go. when they came to Lyn
den, which has since been their
The deceased was a civil war vet
eran, and the members of the local
G A. R. and \V. R. C. attended the
funeral in a body The pallbearers
were Messrs Wampler, Worthen
Wilcoxen, Baker, Price and Run
Mr. Bame was a member of the]
Church of God, but there being no,
church of that denomination here
he did not unite with any church.j
but attended and contributed gen-;
erously to them all. He was of a;
quiet, dignified, kindly disposition i
charitable and loving, and his gen-,
tie and cheery' presence will be sud-j
ly missed by everyone who had the
privilege of knowing him.
Besides his widow, Mr Bame
Us mourned by Mr. J C. Beach, a
nephew, residing in Lynden, and
other relatives in tbe east
Mrs. Nellie Packard Stone, wife
of Mark W. Stone, died at her
home in Bellingham Monday after
noon, and was buried Wednesday
morning, interment taking place in
the Lynden cemetery. Funeral ser
vices were held in the First Metho
dist church, the Rev Herbert Jones
conducting the same, and a quar
tette composed of Mrs. Harry Foun
tain, Miss Beatrice Handy, Mr. E.
Edson and Mr. F. E. Knapp, with
Mrs H. H. Jamieson at the organ
rendered several musical selec
tions. The services were attended
by many friends of the deceased
who feel that in Mrs Stone's death
they have lost a true and tender
associate. The floral offerings were
many and beautiful, mute tributes
of love and respect to the depart
ed. The Fraternal I'nion of which
Mrs Stone wag an active member
conducted the services at the ceme
Mrs. Stone, whose maiden name
was Nellie A. Packard, was born
in Wisconsin in IST3. and had at
tained the age of thirty-nine years.
She came with her pa rent s to Lyn
den in 1887, when her family came
up the river on the old steamboat,
•Edith." On Christmas day, 18!*0
she was married to Mark W. Stone,
three children blessing the union.
The eldeßt child died at the age of
seven yearß. Mrs. Stone is surviv
ed by her husband, two daughters
Liria and Theresa, a brother who
lives in Lynden, and another broth
er in the east.
From early summer Mrs, Stone's
health was failing and in August
the family moved to Bellingham
where everything possible was done
to restore her waning strength, but
to no avail, and for several weeks
1 er life was despaired of.
Of a loving and self-sacrificing
nature, kind and sympathetic, Nel
lie Stone, as she was familiarly
known to very many of the older
residents of Lynden and vicinity
leaves many friends, who ext'-nd
lincerest sympathy to the bereaved
family. Mrs. Stone was a member
of the Brotherhood of American
Yeomen, the Fraternal Union, and
of Delta Grange.
The Fraternal Union Of Ameri
ca pays the following tribute to
Mrs. Nellie Stone, who was a val
ued member of the organization:
To every community there come
limes when neighbor* pause to say:
"A friend has just passed over;
one who will be missed, not only
by the family and immediate circle
of friends, but by the community
at large." Today our usual round
of duties is broken by the loss of
such a one: a gracious, gentle la
dy, a lovVng mother, renewed in
two loving daughters: a wife sin
cerely mourned by her husband: a
sister, not only of tbe blood bond
but of the fraternity as well.
Today her fraternal brothers
and sisters, many of whom have
known and loved her for two full
decades, stretch out their hands
in love over these two young girls
with sweet flowers of sympathy;
loday we silently press the hand of
the husband with the surcharged
hand clasp of sorrow, yet of cour
Today at our fraternal altar, as
we sorrowfully erase her name
• rom the roll, thug proclaiming our
t/reat loss, we strive to cheer those
more heavily bereaved with the
words of the poet, Omar Khayyam:
•There's nothing terrible in death:
"Pis but to our robes away.
And sleep at night without a
To break repose till break of day.''
Hall of The Fraternal Union of
America, November 19th, 1912.
A copy of the premium list for
(he Sixth Annual Poultry Show to
he held at Bellingham December 3
to 7, inclusive, has been received at
The Tribune office. This year's ex
hibit bids fair to outdo all previous
ones In regard to entries and dis
plays of poultry and poultry sup
Chicken fanciers from all parts
of the Northwest are looking for
ward to the affair with unusual in
terest us the competition this sea
son promises to be keener than ev
er. Entries for premium competi
tion will close November 25 and
all specimens to be exhibited must
be in the show room at 8 p. m. De
cember 2. Tbe entry fee is 5d
cents for each single bird and $1.00
extra for an exhibition pen; pig
enos may be entered for 25 cents
a pair, and Belgian hares, rabbits
peafowls, guineas, pheasants and
other birds at 25 cents each. in
cubators, brooders, etc., will be as
sessed according to the space they
occupy.. P.reeding pens will consist
of one male, and four females and
the birds must be entered singly.
All birds must be plainly band
ed, and numbers plainly marked on
the entry blank. A bird to win the
first prize must score not less than
ninety points except parti-colored
birds; second prize, eighty-eighi
points. Solid colored birds will bt
handicapped one point when copet
ing with parti-colored.
In addition to the splendid prem
iums offered, many silver cups will
he awarded.
Important Happenings of the
Week From Towns in Our.
Wenatchee Apple Crop Short.
Wenatchee —That tbe apple crop of
the Wenatchee valley this season will
not exceed 3750 cars is now definitely
certain. Early estimates placed the
crop at 4500 to 6000 cars. The ship
ping season is now practically over
and less than 3000 cars of fruit have
been moved. However, it is estimated
by buyers that 700 to 800 carloads of
fancy apples remain to be shipped.
The car shortage on the Great North
ern railway is now interfering with
shipping and rain has hurt harvesting
operations for two weeks.
Tacoma May Start "Flicker-Curfew"
Tacoma. —Commissioner of Safety
Mills contemplates putting into effect
the Los Angeles plan of causing all
lights in the city to flicker for a mo
ment in addition to ringing the curfew
bells at S o'clock as a notice to all
the boys and girls that they must go
home. A vigorous campaign for en
forcing the new curfew ordinance,
which applies to all under 18, is now
being undertaken.
From 29 Counties Out of 39 Gets
97.239 Votes.
Seattle. —Complete returns for Gov
ernor from every county in the state,
with 29 of the S9 counties checked as
official, give Ernest Lister, democrat
ic, a plurality over Governor Hay, re
publican, of 628.
The complete vote is: Lister, dem.,
97.239; Hay, rep., 96.610; Hodge, prog..
Roosevelt's plurality over Wilson iB
more than 25,000. The majority for
the recall and initiative and referen
dum* amendments to the constitution
is nearly two to one. A bare majority
1b all that is required for adoption.
The state senate stands:
Republicans it, p;-oj;re*B'»ep 7. dem
ocrats 7, socialists 1.
The house stands: Republicans 48,
progressives 30, democrats 18, social
ists 1.
Public Drinking Cup To Go.
Olympia.—Attorney General Tanner
has been consulted by Dr. Kelly, sec
retary of the state board of health,
relative to the enforcement of the law
abolishing the public drinking cup,
which is now in force in this state.
The attorney general advises that suf
ficient notice should be given, and
then if the law is not obeyed prose
cution of the offenders by the attor
ney general's office will follow.
District to be Formed.
Ellensburg—At a mass meeting held
here it was practicallly decided to
form a $600,000 irrigation district, as
the Kittitas High Line district is to
embrace 17,000 acres of land under
the Cascade ditch. The Cascade Can
al company will make extensive lm
< provemects. such as a tunnel through
the hill to replace the wooden flume.
Grower* in Northwestern State* to
Meet December 16.
Spokane —The first definite step to
ward effecting a permanent organiza
tion of fruit growers in Oregon, Idaho,
Montana and Washington with a view
to marketing fruit through a common
channel was taken here with the adop
tion of a resolution by representative
fruit growers, bankers, railroad offi
cials and others at a banquet.
The resolution calls for a conven
tion of delegates, one from each fruit
district in the states named, to be
held in Spokane December 16.
Tbe resolution, which was adopted
unanimously, was introduced by N. C.
Richards, representing the Yakima
fruit growers association and was the
result of a private conference of fruit
Local Option is Carried
Montesano. —Local option in Cheha
lis county outside of incorporated
cities and towns carried at the recent
election by a vote of 1204 to 869.
This means that Moclips, Westport.
Ocosta, Satßop and other outlying
towns will be dry after January L
Montesano and Cosmopolis, the only
incorporated towns to vote on the
measure were won by the wets by a
big vote.
I'ncle Sam proposes using slot ma
chines for the selling of stamps.
They w-in be like all other slot ma
chines in that it will he impossible
for the public to beat them
Largest Subscription was $40,000
From Charles R. Crane
New York. —Complying with the
new law, the names of more than 91,-
--000 persons who contributed to the
campaign fund of Woodrow Wilson
for the presidency, were made public
here. This is the largest cumber of
persons ever recorded at contributing
to a campaign fund.
The largest subscription was tor
$4d,000, from Charles R. Crane, and
the next $35,000 from Cleveland
Dodge. Most of the donations were
less than $10,000. They amounted in
ail to $1,100,000.
Apples Bring $10 a Box
Spokane.—With the selection of 100
boxes of apples, for which James J
Hill, of St. Paul, annually payß $10 a
box, the Fifth National Apple Show
closed Saturday.
The fact that the fruitgrowers' con
ference at its final session failed to
indorse tbe plan for a general con
ference of the growers here December
16 to effect an organization of grow
ers in the northwestern states to pro
vide a common channel for market
ing, was regarded as indicating that
the proposed organization would meet
Sloop Driven en Rocks; Crew Saved
Newport. Or. —The gas sloop Con
dor was wrecked here when, in at
tempting to enter the harbor, she lost
her propeller and was driven against
the rocks at the end of the north jet
ty. Her crew of three. W. H. Dority,
toaster; George Waddell, engineer,
and George Mustoe, mate, were dar
ingly rescued by the government life
savers, who buttled their way through
heavy seas to the sloop's side.
Versatile Craft is Tested
Hammondsport, N. V. —Clenn H
Curtiss' aerial terra-marine craft,
which flies like a bird, skims the
water like a fish, and rolls along the
land like a 80-horse-power racing car,
was successfully tried out here
The new machine has its wheels
forward of the center of gravity and
is equipped with a tall skid.
Centralis Overrun With Tramp*
Centralis,—Owing to the continued
bad weather for traveling, Centralia
is flooded with tramps, and the police
are arresting every suspicious charac
ter in an endeavor to avoid an out
break of crime.
Smaller Acreage *f Fall Wheat Sown
Walla Walla.—With weather ideal
for growing, wheat has done well in
the paßt week, and 1b in excellent con
dition, farmers say, to withstand the
One of the most interesting feat
ures of the school work this year
is the Boys' Literary Society made
up from Bth grade and high school
hoys. Three weeks ago a meeting
of all boys from these dep&rtaaents
was called and the plan set before
them. On the following Monday
all those interested enough to join
were called together. Out of about
"5 enrolled, -'5 responded; at this
meeting officers were elected at'
follows: John Breckenridge, presi
dent; Howard Worthen, first vice
president; Hal Cline, second vice
president, and Gale Edson. secre
tary. Meetings will be held every
second Friday evening at theßchool
house. The aims of the Society
are Ist, To enable the members to
express themselves before people;
2nd, Consideration of a life work:
llrd, Study of modern lives and e
vents; 4th. Good fellowship.
Programs consist of speukin.l
telling stories, book reviews and
music. Debates bear upon modern
times and lives, with a thought to
one's life work
Four new members were initiat
ed at the last meeting, and every
member seems intent upon the a
mount of good he can derive from
the meetings.
School will be ("lotted next week
for Teachers' Institute and the
Thanksgiving vacation. Teachers
ure expected to come back after
their week of instruction and the
Thanksgiving festivities with muci
greater inspiration
All classes are now organized
and officers elected. The presi
dents are as follows: Seniors. El
sie Burke; Juniors. Mary Oakes;
Sophomores, John Breekenridge;
Freshmen, Dorothy Lindhout, Class
teachers are Miss Cole, Mr. Fisher.
Miss Fen ton, and Miss Drum, re
Teachers are improving their
rooms by use of pictures and other
decorations. The seventh and
eighth grade rooms have had a
frieze of burlap placed above the
A double quartet haß been organ
ized by the boys. This togeth
er ' with the girls' Glee Club and
the Mandolin nad Guitar Club af
fords ample opportunity to study
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