Wednesday, January 6, 1904:
This building is one of the most elegant and thoughtfully arranged institutions dedicated to public instruction on Puget Sound and embraces most excellent lighting, heating and ventilating system.
The structure, itself, is 128 feet long and 78 feet wide and has two full stories with a spacious basement. The basement is built of the celebrated Chuckanut stone and the two stories above of red brick. The building throughout is finished in natural wood and equipped with the remarkable fan system heating apparatus, which automatically regulates the heat constantly within a radius of two degrees. Like an alarm clock the thermostat is set at the degree of heart wished in a certain room and this, through a compressed air tube, communicates with the dampers at the furnace, causing hot or cold air, as the case may be, to enter the room, keeping the temperature regulated.
As yet there will be no class rooms in the basement. The first floor contains seven rooms and will be occupied by the primary department. The second floor contains the recitation rooms of the High school, also a spacious assembly hall 58 by 42 feet, into which two recitation rooms on either side, 17 by 30 feet, by a series of folding doors may be thrown. The sewer and water connections are being completed as rapidly as possible and a viaduct 60 feet high over Padden Creek on Twelfth street will be the approach.
With opening of the new school there will be no more school in the old store buildings, Montezuma and Warren, and the congestion at the Fourteenth street and Larrabee schools will also be relieved.
S. C. SMITH, who has been janitor at the Fourteenth street school the past seven years, will take charge in that capacity in the new building.
Marriage licenses were issued to the following parties during the past week: C. W. CLEAVES and Nellie MARKER, Jens. JENSEN and Miss Jessie NICOLL, James Bert BOWERS and Miss Margaret KAYLOR, Will C. JENKINS and Miss Lizzie M. SMITH, C. H. BEAN and Edna Roe KEPPER, Coleman QUEEN and Pollie RABEY, Arthur PIERCE and Frances OLTMANS, Gilbert R. SCHUYLER and Mrs. Lena HOLMES.
The Lighthouse block is undergoing $10,000 worth of improving and remodeling. To just what object the remodeling of the building is being made the ROEHL Bros. refuse to state. The building when completed will contain three floors of suite rooms with hot and cold water and all reached by an elevator. The third and fourth floor were made by cutting down the windows and dividing the Lighthouse hall into two stories, making a ceiling of 10 feet 6 inches on the fourth. The total number of rooms of the second, third and fourth floors is 42.
The dead body of Captain Fred BEAUTLICK [BEAUTLICH], of the steamer Alert, was found in the water near the P. A. F. cannery Friday. The captain had not been seen since Tuesday week and the body bore evidence of having been in the water some time. It is supposed he fell into the water in making way to his boat, which lay in her moorings near by. Coroner NOICE and Chief of Police LOGSDON were notified and took charge of the body. Captain BEAUTLICK has been a resident of Bellingham about six years. He was a Norwegian by birth and has now a son who is serving as lieutenant in the Norwegian army. He also has a brother and sister living in Tacoma. His brother, Gustav, who is secretary of the Retail Grocers' Protective Association, of Tacoma, was notified and arrived here Saturday.
DIBBLE spent yesterday in the city on matters of business, and at 8 o'clock went to the dock to take the boat home. He walked along the wharf for a considerable distance in the dark and failed to notice that he was at the end of the dock. He walked off and, with a loud cry, fell headlong into the cold water.
Watchman GREEN was standing on the deck of the Fairhaven and heard the cry. He rushed to the stern of the boat, and, seeing a man floundering in the water, threw off his coat and plunged in.
A few swift strokes brought him to the drowning man, whom he grasped and held out of the water until he swam to the pier. There he met with other assistance. A rope was lowered and by it DIBBLE was hoisted to the Dock, GREEN afterward climbing up. --P. I.
Wednesday, January 13, 1904:
The dining room is 27 feet by 85 feet and the office the same size. One of the unique features of the building will be an open lobby on a sub-floor in the back of the office. This will be for the accommodation of traveling men who wish a place apart from the main office to write and attend their accounts. Mr. GRIFFITH states the hotel will be furnished throughout with brussels carpet and furniture to correspond. The third floor is being furnished now and the kitchen has already been installed with the latest cooking appliances.
The new hotel will be known as Hotel Laube.
William SHUMWAY, who was until recently a member of the Byron Grocery firm, has opened a dairy product store at 134 West Holly. Mr. SHUMWAY will wholesale and retail butter, eggs, cheese and sweet cream. The building Mr. SHUMWAY is to occupy was just vacated by the Elite Tailoring company, who have moved to the Oakland block.
F. BRUNSON, of Custer, was in Bellingham Thursday and called at the Blade office. Mr. BRUNSON has been at Custer twenty years and is consequently able to give some interesting pioneer experiences. Mr. BRUNSON says in the early days at Custer they were afraid to send children unattended to school on account of the numerous bears and cougars that infested the timber then. He also recalls twenty years ago when he and his family drove from Custer to Lynden in the only wagon in Custer, and at Lynden they employed a siwash with a boat to bring them to Old Whatcom, where the Fourth of July was going to be celebrated. In Old Whatcom they found the streets crowded, all the hotels and lodging houses filled and people compelled to sleep out. After the celebration no transportation could be found home so they put in two days walking back. Mr. BRUNSON says that no one can appreciate the immense amount of money and labor that has been expended in making the excellent roads that lead out of Bellingham better than the farmer.
J. R. ELLIS, of this city, met with a frightful accident Tuesday, January 5. Mr. ELLIS was in Custer visiting and went to the MELROSE shingle mill of that place to call upon a friend. While watching one of the shingle machines at work the saw suddenly left its arbor, striking Mr. ELLIS' leg and horribly shattering it. He was brought to this city and taken to St. Luke's hospital. The limb was so badly shattered and mangled it was decided to amputate it.
Milton STOWERS, upon a warrant sworn out by Agent BREMNER of the Lummi reservation, was arrested by Deputy Sheriff PARBERRY, January 6, for selling liquor to the Indians. STOWERS at the time of the alleged sale was bartender at the Great Northern saloon.
S. F. MAGUIRE and Clarence GRANGER have assumed full control of the Great Northern Furniture company. It is their intention to increase the stock and make this store one of the largest of the kind in the state.
Wednesday, January 20, 1904:
REED Boiler Works Burned Sunday
Triplets were born to Mrs. D. H. WITHERS, of Ferndale, Thursday, January 14. Two girls and one boy; all have since died. According to medical annals only once before have triplets been born in the state of Washington.
Word has reached this city of the death of Mrs. Helen G. STRONG at her home in Rochester, N. Y. Mrs. STRONG was the wife of Henry A. STRONG, president of the Eastman Kodak company. Mrs. STRONG was well known here as her husband was for twelve years identified with the industries of Bellingham as owner of Fairhaven Foundry and Machine shop.
Wednesday January 27, 1904:
Work of Building to Start February 1
When the building in completed it will stand as one of the most costly and elegant buildings dedicated to the health and good influence of the youth on the whole Pacific coast. It will be a building in which every citizen will take just pride, and its great moral and physical influence will be felt in the hundred of homes of Bellingham and by the city itself. ....
Bellingham's Y. M. C. A. building will be four stories high including the basement and will be built of brick and stone - the basement of stone and the three upper stories of red brick trimmed with stone. Whether Sehome or Chuckanut stone will be used the architect, A. LEE, has not yet decided. The building will be 50 x 110 feet and occupy the lot purchased by the Y. M. C. A. next to the Pike block.
In the basement will be the big swimming tank, shower baths, dressing rooms, young men's lockers, businessmen's lockers, boy's lockers, toilets, janitor's quarters and boiler room. On the first floor will be the big gymnasium 47 by 60 feet, around which will be the running tracks of 34 laps to the mile, large reading room, physical director's office, assistant secretary's office, check room, lobbys and other offices. On the second floor will be a large auditorium with stage and vestrys, boy's parlor and boy's game room, four class rooms, senior game room, kitchen, serving and dining rooms. The third floor will have double corridors leading to some 24 office rooms averaging about 12 by 14 feet. The exact disposition of these rooms has not been made yet, but they will probably be used for offices.
The great structure will, with lot and furnishings, represent an expenditure of approximately $30,000. It is expected to realize a total of between $7,000 to $10,000 per year at a cost of between $3,000 or $4,000.
Wednesday, February 3, 1904:
Mr. WRIGHT, of Everson, died in this city Saturday morning. His body was sent Sunday to Michigan for interment beside that of his wife. Mr. WRIGHT leaves six children.
A new enterprise was started up Monday. The new industry is the factory of the Pacific American Tar company. The plant is located on the water front at the foot of Taylor street in South Bellingham. From fir wood, particularly the stumps, will be manufactured turpentine, tar, pitch, tar oil, gas and charcoal. The refinery is 50 by 84 feet and four stories high. The building is filled with huge and peculiar machinery for the extracting of the various commodities of the wood. Nearly all the stock is owned by Bellingham people and the enterprise might be said to be a home concern. The operation of a plant of this kind here will undoubtedly prove a boon to farmers and mill men as it handles that portion of the tree that is undesirable for lumber, also makes a market for the stumps that the farmer much wishes to be rid.
Wednesday, February 24, 1904:
-C. S. HALE, George E. WILLARD and Richard JOYCE have been added to the Everson school district.
Wednesday, March 9, 1904:
Mr. and Mrs. WINKLE of McMurray, Wash., have purchased the furnishings and good will of the Roth Block, of Mr. and Mrs. GARRETT, who have been in charge of the place for the last fourteen months. The Roth Block is one of the best rooming houses in the city, and if the new proprietors endeavor to please the guests as well as did the retiring management, it will be a source of gratification to the many respectable patrons of that house.
Wednesday, March 16, 1904:
Wednesday, March 30, 1904:
Ruby La Verne, the four year old child of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. FURGUSON [FERGUSON] died on Tuesday afternoon at the European Hotel Cor. G and Holly streets at 1:30 o'clock. The cause of the death was due to Spinal Meningitis the child having been sick but five days. The funeral was held this afternoon at the funeral parlors of R. N. GIFFORD. Interment at Bay View Cemetery.
Wednesday, April 6, 1904:
Mr. L. J. FLANIGAN, proprietor of Mt. Baker hotel, and one of the leading democrats of Sumas, was in Bellingham attending to business matters and renewing acquaintances on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. HENDRICKSON, who reside on Iron street, had an eight pound girl born to them early last Saturday morning. The last accounts say baby and mother are doing well.
Miss Edith HARRAH, of Seattle, who has been the guest of her aunt Mrs. A. J. CRANE for a few days, has returned home.
Wednesday, April 13, 1904:
Assistant Fire Chief Henry ODELL was married at one o'clock Sunday afternoon, in K. P. hall, Eleventh street, to Miss Addie HUMPHRIES. Rev. Father BOULET performed the marriage ceremony.
The marriage of Mr. Henry ODELL and Miss Addie HUMPHRIES, both of this city, was solemnized on Sunday at one o'clock in the presence of about one hundred people. The affair took place in the south side K. of P. hall which was beautifully and elaborately decorated for the occasion. Rev. Father BOULET officiated. After the ceremony the guests adjourned to the Masonic hall on the same floor where a sumptuous banquet was served. Mr. ODELL is the assistant fire chief of the city and is chancellor commander of lodge No. 56, Knights of Pythias. Miss HUMPHRIES is the most excellent chief of Temple 22, Rathbone sisters, and is the daughter of S. D. HUMPHRIES. Both bride and groom enjoy a wide circle of friends and are deservedly popular both in fraternal and business circles.
Mr. and Mrs. George A. COOPER have as house guests this week, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. McPHAIL, of Scotiville, Michigan.
Wednesday, April 20, 1904:
-Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY have moved to the place they bought near Mr. GREGY's ranch.
-Sheep shearing is the order of the day now. Mr. Clarence SHIELDS has been shearing Mr. PERKINS' sheep this week.
-Mr. JORDAL has moved into his new house. He is a new comer in this neighborhood buying forty acres from Mat MARTIN.
-Mr. John DICKINSON has bought the John SHETTLER [SHETLER] place on Diagonal road but he has rented it for a year so will remain here for some time.
M. A. RICHARDSON.
Wednesday, May 4, 1904:
The funeral of Lewis PFIEFER was held at 10:30 this morning from the undertaking parlors of R. N. GIFFORD. Rev. CHEATEM officiating.
Wednesday, June 8, 1904:
A report reached this city Wednesday of the attempted suicide of Joe KELLEY a half-breed and his wife, who probably crazed by the drowning of their 13 year-old daughter in the Nooksack river on Tuesday. KELLEY attempted to hang himself but was discovered and cut down in time to save his life although he was badly injured. Mrs. KELLY (sic) jumped into the river but was rescued by neighbors.
Fifth Annual Commencement of the State Normal SchoolThe members of the class are:
Emma ALDRIDGE, Kahtrina ANDERSON, Julia ARGES, Grace AULD, Ella BARLO, Alice BOWEN, Ethel BOWEN, Ida CHARROIN, Bessie DARLAND, Burton DORAN, Ethel EVERETT, Julia FRITS, Lottie GRA___, Laura GRANT, Wilhelmina HAAK, Jessie HAVENS, Sadie HUBELL, Nellie JONES, Annie KEENE, Alice KELLOGG, Lena KOHNE, Leah LOVEJOY, Abbie LYNN, Anita NOEL, Margaret O'KEEFE, Loretta O'LAUGHLIN, Carrie RISEDORPH, Elsie SCHNEIDER, Florence SEARS, Beryl SHAHAN, Minnie SHUMWAY, Fredia STARK, Bessie STEARNS, Mabel STEEN, Effie WHEELER, May WILLIAMS and Vinnie WINCHELL.
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