The Weekly Blade
New Whatcom, Washington

Wednesday, February 27, 1901:

Isaac C. TEMPLIN, the well known Fairhaven pioneer, died of neuralgia of the heart at Newton, Iowa, on Saturday, February 23, and the remains were buried today, under the auspices of the Masons. He leaves a wife, three daughters and a son. Mr. TEMPLIN left here for Iowa over a year ago. Last summer he was severely injured by a fall, resulting in the loss of one eye and the general collapse of his health.

W. J. HUGHES, L. T. ROTH and E. E. WHITE, trustees of the Cemetery association, have elected Will L. PRICE as sexton at the cemetery to succeed J. C. CUMMINGS, resigned. Mr. PRICE's appointment will date from March 1, 1901. He was a resident of Lynden until within the past three months.

Wednesday, March 6, 1901:

Thomas HARRIS, aged 78 years, who died in his home at Laurel on February 23 and was buried in Evergreen (Woodlawn) cemetery, was born in Nova Scotia and has experienced may strange adventures on land and sea. He came around the Horn to California in 1849. He came to Whatcom county and settled on a 160-acre homestead at Laurel in 1873. He was one of the first to find coarse gold in the Ruby creek district. He leave no relatives here and was unmarried.

Word was received in this city Sunday that Frank P. DOW, a former citizen, had had an operation performed on him for appendicitis. The operation was performed in the hospital at Seattle. Mr. DOW is resting easy and in a fair way to recover.

Wednesday, March 20, 1901:

W. C. ALLEN of Fairhaven died yesterday at 5:30 p. m. The cause of death was dropsy. He was 63 years of age and had been a resident of Fairhaven for eleven years. He leaves a wife and one son, James Allen.

Henry WELCH was up before Judge ELLIS yesterday on a charge of stealing an overcoat from in front of DRAKE's Elk street store. He was fined $75 and costs and in lieu of payment languishes in the county jail

CARROLL & JONES sold the H. H. HUGHEY property, located on I street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets, to Charles F. NOLTE and Fred P. OFFERMAN, Saturday, consideration, $700.

Mrs. J. M. EDSON was taken to St. Luke's hospital yesterday where an operation was performed. The operation was successful and Mrs. EDSON is resting comfortably.

The street commissioner's work on Dock street has added materially to the healthfulness and tidyness of that thoroughfare. Holly could stand the same dose.

S. R. RITCHIE, a recent arrival from Minnesota, yesterday purchased three lots on A and Twenty-second streets, through the agency of W. J. SIMONDS.

Ed. HOFERCAMP was out on the streets yesterday, the first time in six months. He has been confined to the house with inflammatory rheumatism.

Mrs. Edward FISCHER has returned from San Francisco and expects to spend the summer here. She will reside in the hotel Sehome.

Last Friday afternoon, the furnace at the big HASTING's mill in Sumas collapsed, and a shut-down became imperative. Mr. McNAIR ascribed the accident to the poor quality of clay he had been obliged to use in a portion of the furnace. Under the great heat produced the clay and a few second-grade fire brick melted away like the mythical snow ball is said to go in hades, and collapse was unavoidable. Every exertion has been made since the accident to rush the work of repair, and steam was raised yesterday, and this morning the pride of Sumas is turning out shingles faster than leaves fall in a November gale.
Sumas Sentinel.

Saturday, April 13, 1901:

LUMMI ISLE’S PIONEER
Christian TUTTLE’s Unique Record as a Life-Long Pioneer.
A Bret Harte Argonaut Came Around the Horn in a Whaler in 1845
Was a Citizen of Four Territories When They Were Admitted to the Union.
Christian TUTTLE of Beach, Lummi island, was in the city yesterday. Mr. TUTTLE was the first white settler on Lummi island and has resided at Beach for thirty years. He is now 74 years old but he feels and looks as if he were under sixty. He was a pioneer in four territories and was a resident of Michigan, California, Oregon and Washington when they were admitted to statehood. He has rounded Cape Horn three different times. First in 1845 when he came around on a whaler and whaled at Kanchatka and Kadiak island. He rounded the Horn again on the return home just in time to miss the flush of the first California gold strike at SUTTER’s mill and in the spring of ’49 he came back and landed at San Francisco. He followed gold mining from the San Joaquin to Queen Charlotte island, B.C., going to the latter diggings with the rush of 1852. Probably the first bona fide settlers of Bellingham Bay were in his party at Queen Charlotte; they were Ellis BARNES, who in 1852 settled on what is now known as the Clark farm at Marietta (and who was drowned near Fort Bellingham about 1858- 60), and James HEDGES, who at the same time settled on the site now occupied by the reservation town of Lummi. In 1862 Mr. TUTTLE followed the stampede to the Columbia river and struck some of the best placer diggings he ever saw, about six miles below old Fort Okanogan. Mr. TUTTLE is strikingly fronterish in appearance; he is of a study frame and height, tawny complexion, clear-eyed and wears a long gray beard and gray hair that plays on his broad shoulders. A wide, gray felt hat adds picturesqueness to the look of the sturdy old Argonaut.

Wednesday, April 24, 1901:

J. E. WALSH, proprietor of the Fairhaven shoe store, died this morning at three o'clock in his home in Fairhaven. He leaves a wife and three children. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock from the church of the Assumption.

Superintendent William TIMSON of the Pacific Sheet Metal Works is planning to build a fine residence on his C street property. The residence will cost about $6,000 and will be one of the finest in that part of the city.

Mr. and Mrs. S. E. MULLIN have sold their hotel property in the Temple house to two Blaine ladies.

New Grocery.
I will be pleased to have my friends call on me on Holly street near Canoe, where I have opened up for business with a full stock of staple and fancy groceries. Call and see me.
Fred C. LIKINS.

Tuesday, June 4, 1901:

Edward N. JAQUES, aged 55 years, died at St. Luke's hospital this morning of heart troubles. Mr. JAQUES was a soldier. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from WARRINER's undertaking parlors.

Wednesday, June 12, 1901:

WHATCOM HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES.
The following young people will graduate from the High school this year. Commencement exercises will be held Friday, June 21. Judge HADLEY will deliver the address and Mrs. Alice M. BIGGS will present the diplomas, Miss Statira BIGGS will deliver the valedictory and Clyde HADLEY the salutatory:
Edward STENGER, Mabel GRIFFITH, Evelyn JONES, Alice JOHNSON, Vena MINTON, Mary RICHENDIFER, Habe BEYER, Minnie SHUMWAY, Ralph BAILEY, Statira BIGGS, Clyde HADLEY, Myrtle MAGINNIS, Cecilia JACOBS, Mae PRATT, Enzo LOOP, Mary PALMQUIST, Mabel STEEN, Fanny STADELMANN, Ina THOMPSON.

Wednesday, July 10, 1901:

A List of the Teachers of Our Schools.

WHATCOM
E. E. WHITE, Superintendent
Miss Nellie ABBOTT
Miss Cora B. ADAMS
Geo. AUSTIN
Miss Luella AUSTIN
Mrs. Linnie M. BALLOW
Miss Sophia BARBO
Mrs. Alice M. BIGGS
Miss Cora BRADLEY
Paul BRADLEY
Miss Mary BROWNLOW
J. A. BURKE
Miss Caddie CAMPBELL
Miss Emma CAMPBELL
Miss Mary P. CARPENTER
Miss Miriam DARWIN
Miss Rose DOBBS
Miss Lucille FORBES
Miss Anna GRAHAM
Mrs. H. E. GRIFFIN
Miss Pauline JACOBS
Miss Feronia Y. JOHNSON
Miss Jessie KNIGHT
J. A. LEE
Miss Nellie LEE
Miss Florence LEES
Miss Kate LENHARDT
Miss Jennie LYLE
Miss Anna McBRIDE
Miss Mary McBRIDE
Chas. METSKER
Miss Elnora OERTLI
Miss Bertha PENFIELD
Miss Mell POFF
Miss Ina PRATT
Miss Rose ROGERS
Miss Gertrude RYAN
H. J. STEARNS
Mrs. Anna H. WARREN
Miss Effie WHEELER
Miss Ida WILSON
Miss Rose WILSON
Miss Carrie O. WILMORE
FAIRHAVEN
W. J. HUGHES, Superintendent
Margaret AIKIN
Emma B. BELL
Eva CHARROIN
Mamie A. CLARK
Lillian GRIFFITH
Mrs. Madge GRIFFITH
Elvira HEBERDEN
Mrs. May JENKINS
Bessie McNEIL
Leila ODELL
Anna PADDEN
F. M. RICHARD
C. J. SPENCER
Maybelle WALDRIP
Ethel B. WHITE
Clarice WITTER
Maud WOODIN
Mina WOODIN

Tuesday, November 6, 1901:

Mrs. Charles BURCHELL died last evening at her home on the FOUTS farm near Fort Bellingham of uremic poison caused by Bright's disease. Mrs. BURCHELL has been unwell for several months, but not until last evening was anything serious considered the trouble with her. When the physician was called she was in convulsions and when he arrived she was dying. Mrs. BURCHELL was 47 years of age and leaves a husband and a family of eight children, beside an aged father and mother in sorrow. Several of her daughters are married.

Marshal BARKER of Fairhaven arrested Frank WORTHINGTON on a charge of having stolen $56 from George H. BUTLER. BUTLER is a logger and he alleges that WORTHINGTON got him drunk and robbed him of his money. WORTHINGTON is now is the county jail.

The schooner E. K. Wood, bound to the E. K. Wood Lumber Co. from San Pedro, California, went ashore on Smith island Tuesday night and is reported a total wreck.

F. E. DOWNIE, who has been in San Francisco for the past two weeks, has returned to Whatcom. Mr. DOWNIE says his trip was one of great pleasure.

Frank PERRIN has returned from Alaska. Mrs. PERRIN went to Seattle to meet him and they came to Fairhaven yesterday on the boat.

Mrs. S. E. MULLIN will entertain the Women of Woodcraft at her home, 922 Garden street, from 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Miss Elvira Bell VICTOR, who is teaching school at Acme, is visiting Mrs. Virgil PERINGER.

James McPARLAND has returned to Whatcom after a five months' visit in Ireland.

W. G. BICKELHAUPT, president of the Everett flour mill company, is in the city.

Tuesday, December 31, 1901:

Thomas HANSON, aged 58 years, an old soldier, died yesterday at his residence on B street. Funeral arrangements will be made later.


T. HANSON, residing at Twenty-first and B streets, who for a long period has been suffering from a severe cancer of the throat, died yesterday afternoon. Deceased was 59 years old. Funeral services will be conducted from Zion's Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran church, Grant street, York addition, by Rev. O. J. ORDAL, January 1, at 2 p. m. Services will be held in the English and Norwegian languages. Interment at Bay View cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy BECK arrived in Lynden Saturday evening, on a visit to Mrs. BECK's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. CHANDLER.

Miss Ruth SATTERTHWAITE of Vancouver, B. C., arrived in Lynden last Monday to spend the holidays with her mother, Mrs. W. W. PALMER.

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