The Blaine Journal

Friday, January 6, 1905:

The following officers were appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council:
marshal - J. D. STAGE; night watch - J. Q. HAWKINS; police judge - W. H. PINCKNEY; wharfinger - E. W. KING.

Mrs. Ada LATHROM [LATHROP], of Haynie, wife of J. B. LATHROM [LATHROP], died at their home last Friday morning. The deceased was twenty-seven years of age. She was most highly respected in the community in which she was known. She leaves surviving her a bereaved husband and infant child.

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. PETERS lost their little boy baby Sunday night. The little one passed away at 9:30 of that day. The funeral occurred at the house Monday morning, Rev. F. W. MACCAUD officiating.

Mr. Frank HORNIG and Miss Agnes McILRAITH were married at Tacoma on New Year's Eve. The young couple arrived at Blaine on New Year's Day, are the guests of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. D. C. IMRIE, residing at CORNISH residence on H street. The happy couple will return to Tacoma their future home in a few days. Mr. HORNIG is connected with the Pioneer Bindery Company, of Tacoma.

D. S. MILLER, familiarly known as Uncle Dave, was married Monday to Miss Josephine PETERSON. Judge Jere NETERER performed the ceremony. Mr. MILLER is probably the wealthiest man in the city of Blaine. He has the finest residence and grounds north of Bellingham in this country. The bride is a new comer to this city. The Journal takes pleasure in voicing the well wishes of the community, for the health, happiness and prosperity of Mr. and Mrs. MILLER.

Mrs. Ella B. PATTEN and son of Drayton is visiting her brother, J. D. STAGE.

Miss Dora HAWKINS, after spending the holidays at home returned Sunday to her school at Maple Falls.

Oliver HUGGARD, of Clover Valley, was a pleasant caller at the Journal office Wednesday. Mr. HUGGARD suffered a severe hemorrhage last week, which would have proved fatal, had it not been for the aid of Dr. KENDALL, of Cloverdale. He is still weak from the effect, but is recovering nicely.

Miss McELMON came over from Vancouver Sunday to visit her sister, Mrs. A. E. WADHAMS.

Mrs. TEW went to Bellingham last Friday. Mr. TEW is junior partner in the Royal Cafe, he having recently bought in with Mr. LARSON.

Enterprise Items.
--The Shingle Mill at this place has changed hands again. Messrs. PENNINGTON and G. and A. NEWKIRK are running it now. They have just completed a fine store and will soon have a complete line of groceries on hand.
--Mrs. KETCHUM has been seriously ill, but is recovering.
--Miss Dot WALLACE is home from Blaine for the holidays. She is a teacher in the graded schools of that city.
--The farmers of this section are busy getting out telephone poles for the cooperative telephone system. It is being rapidly completed and will connect at Custer with the long distance. It will be built to Blaine in a short time. It is owned and controlled by the land owners along the route.
--H. Claire JACKSON is home from Seattle university for the holidays.
--Mr. Fletcher STEWART, of Seattle, is visiting at the home of H. SHIELDS, he purchased 160 acres of land in British Columbia.

School Report.
--The following pupils of the Sixth grade were neither absent nor tardy during the past month:
Christine JOHNSON, Inez NEWELL, Mae BUCH, Gertrude SIMPSON, Otto BROWN, Walter BROWN, Clyde CROY, Walter HASKENS, Ralph ENGLE, Axel JOHNSON, Willie KILROY, Willie ROLPH, Eugene TAPLIN, Roy TAPLIN, Claud WILSON, Howard WILLIAMS, Glen SMITH.
--Miss FRANCIS has three new pupils, Miss SMITH five, Miss MANEY two, Miss McGILL six, Miss KEELER one, and Miss WAHL two.
--Mark WADHAMS was promoted from the First to the Second grade.
--Roll of Honor for the Seventh grade:
_allas CROY, Cora GILDAY, Flossie HAYES, Harold ROLPH, Willie HAWKINS, Roland HILL, Alma MARTIN, Levi MERRILL, Cla_ ROWLAND, Oliver STEVENSON, Albert SORENSON, Abby WILSON, Clarence WILLIAMS.
--Miss WAHL's Roll of Honor:

Friday, January 13, 1905:

Jan. 7, Julia BACKSTRAM [BACKSTROM], the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John BACKSTRAM [BACKSTROM] of Pleasant Valley. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday afternoon Jan. 8. The service was conducted by Mrs. WASHBURN. The interment was in the cemetery at Enterprise.

Mrs. E. B. SMITH and daughters, Misses Bonna and Fay were the guests of Mrs. Hale SMITH land week.

Miss Clara BRIGGS returned to Bellingham Saturday where she is attending high school.

Mrs. E. M. ADAMS and children are visiting at the home of Mr. ADAMS' brother, Mr. G. T. ADAMS of Bellingham.

Mrs. THAYER, of Seattle, spent several weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. ROGER, of Excelsior. She returned Wednesday.

Everatt ROGER, of Iowa, is the guest of his uncle Mr. R. M. ROGER.

Enterprise Items.
--The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. BAXSTROM [BACKSTROM] of Kickerville, was buried in the cemetery here today.
--The Red Cedar Shingle Mill which was recently sold to Chas CISSNA of Bellingham, will resume operation soon.
--The Odd Fellow's hall at Custer is almost completed.

School Report
--Leo HYDE enrolled in the sixth grade last Monday.
--This week closed the first term of the school year. The pupils of the Eighth Grade are preparing for the final examination which is to take place about the twentieth. The Ninth Graders have finished Physical Geography and are preparing for final examination. The Eleventh Grade has completed Algebra and will now take up solid Geometry.

Hon. W. T. HARL, who gave the first ten dollars for the building of the new M. E. Church at Blaine, died at his home in Los Angeles, California, on Dec. 30, 1904, and was taken to his old home at St. Joseph, Mo., for burial. Mr. HARL was an eminent, wealthy lawyer and leaves a beautiful home in Los Angeles and an elegant residence in St. Joe. He leaves a wife and two sons and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was a brother to Mrs. Walter MOORE of Blaine. He came here and made her and others a very pleasant visit soon after the old church was burned, and on Sunday attended services in the G. A. R. Hall. And before any arrangements were made for a new church he handed a ten dollar gold piece to his sister and said, Here is a small starter for a new M. E. Church, with kindest wishes for its success.

John WOOLDRIDGE who had his fingers so badly hurt in the planer at the sawmill says they are healing nicely under Dr. JOHNSON's care.

Friday, January 20, 1905:

Earl WATERS went to Anacortes the first of the week to work in the new mill there.

Miss Nora WAHL, who had been at home for the vacation, returned Sunday to Laurel, where she is teaching school.

E. WALKER came down from Westminster Sunday. It is understood that Mr. WALKER has sold his residence in this city to Geo. TRODDEN.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard PIKE, who were the guests of Mrs. A. L. LINDSTROM of this city, last week, returned to Orcas Island Sunday.

Fred PARKINSON, who has been visiting his uncle, Mr. W. H. T. BARNES, for the past two weeks, left Thursday for Seattle, via Westminster and Vancouver.

The new road supervisors for this county are as follows:
District number one, John BULLOCK, of Samish. District number two, James S. MEEK of Laurel. District number three, P. J. FRACK of Mountain View. District number four, William RICH, of Sumas.

J. T. HARLING has resigned his position with the Monarch Lumber Co., and will leave next Tuesday with his family for Anacortes where he goes to take charge of the planing mill for Lester DAVID of the Great Northern Mill.

Morris McCARTHY, who formerly was a banker in Bellingham, but is now engaged in mining in Mexico, visited J. D. GARDNER last week.

Pleasant Valley - Mrs. JEFFCOT of Woodland is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John TARTE.

W. W. LITTON is going to build a business block in Blaine. Mr. LITTON will locate his new store on the two lots east of W. H. PINCKNEY's real estate office. He purchased these lots from L. W. DAVID this week. The store will be fifty by sixty feet. Mr. LITTON expects to conduct a department store carrying all kinds of dry-goods and groceries. He will also keep hardware. This building will be completed by the first of March as on that date the Hub Clothing House will remove from the Barnes Block to the Fox building now occupied by W. W. LITTON.

Another building under process of construction in Blaine is the woodworking shop of L. M. and H. C. HARVEY at the corner of Martin and Harrison. This shop will be one of the best fitted woodworking factories in the county when completed. It will be of great convenience both to the contractors and general public of this vicinity.

Dr. SHORT has removed his office from the Perley Block to above J. F. BOOTHROYD's shop on Martin St., opposite the Loomis Block.

Mrs. M. ARONSON and Mr. Lou LOHBREE are receiving a visit from their father, who lives in San Francisco.

J. B. BOWERS was appointed to the police force with a salary at $50 a month.

Friday, January 27, 1905:

Enterprise -- One of the pioneers of Ferndale passed away and was buried in the cemetery here Jan. 21. Mrs. John HARDAN was 92 years old. She was better known as Grandma WHEELER.

A farewell surprise party was given on Miss Minnie and Mr. Walter HARLING last Saturday night by a number of the young people before leaving for their future home in Anacortes. ...

Mrs. M. O. TIBBIES of Cashmere, Wash. was the guest of Mrs. John J. PINCKNEY the first of the week.

Mrs. HALL returned to Bellingham Friday after a short visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. S. CRILLY.

Louis JOHNSON went to Anacortes Wednesday to accept a position in the Great Northern mill at that place.

R. U. MOFFETT of Bellingham transacted business in this city Saturday. He was installing an electric light plant at the Blaine Shingle company.

Mrs. J. A. STAYT, who suffered a paralytic stroke last summer, is recovering nicely. She is able to stand up now for the first time since the malady set in.

Mr. H. McGROTTY returned Tuesday from a two weeks' visit with his parents at Woodland, Wash. Mrs. McGROTTY stopped off in Tacoma on their return journey to visit friends, returning to Blaine later in the week.

--Bernice COLBEE of the sixth grade has left school on account of leaving town. Her home will be in Hoquiam.
--The names of the pupils on the roll of honor at the Central school are: Ethel BELL, Laura POPPLE, Agnes PRENDERGAST, Edna ROHRBACHER, Elsie STAGE, Mabel SNAVELY, Naomi DORR, Christinia GOODMAN, Florance BELL, Roney STONESON, Dewey LYDEN, Harold LARKIN, Horace PINE.

Friday, February 3, 1905:

Mrs. Ada LATHROP of Haynie, whose funeral took place on New Year's Day, leaving a husband and infant child to mourn her loss.. Four weeks later little Norman Wesley, the five months old baby passes away, and the little body now lies by the side of his mother in the Haynie cemetery leaving the father, Jesse B. LATHROP, to mourn the loss of both wife and child. He has the well deserved sympathy of all of his friends and neighbors in this his great sorrow.

Excelsior Items.
--Mr. Louis MILLS is ill with typhoid fever at the home of Mr. NICOLL in Blaine.
--Our school boasts of a new organ of the Cornish make. Its tone is praised by all who have heard it.
--Miss Ethel NICHOLS was ill from la grippe last week. She has signed a contract to teach five months in our district.

T. A. RIFLUSSON is working in Fairhaven during the shut-down.

D. R. GOTT is running a logging camp at Point Roberts.

Mrs. BLY, who has been visiting Mrs. S. P. HUGHES, returned Thursday to Medical Lake, Wash.

Word was received here this week of the sudden death of Mrs. S. S. DRAKE at Warsaw, Mo., on Monday. The sad news comes as a shock to her many friends in this city, who did not even know that she was ill.

Mr. WILLIAMS, formerly of Winona, Minn., now of this city, who purchased the Elmer SMITH property on E street, is exhibiting a sample of finished cedar which is good to look at. Mr. WILLIAMS makes a specialty of interior finishing.

J. J. MOWBRIDGE's home burned to the ground Sunday night. Mr. MOWBRIDGE was in Victoria to meet a prospective buyer for the property. Two friends from England were living in the house while the owner was away. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. KING and son Homer went to Bellingham Wednesday to make their home in that city. Mr. KING has purchased some fine lots on Humboldt avenue in the York addition. He will build a handsome home next summer.

E. E. BEARD and family took their departure Friday for Vancouver, Washington where Mr. BEARD has purchased a weekly paper. The paper Mr. BEARD is editing does a business of seven thousand dollars a year. Mr. BEARD is to be congratulated on the transaction. Mr. BEARD was editor of the Journal until two years ago. ...

Pleasant Valley.
--Elma EDWARDS, who has been staying with Lee CHAMBERLAIN and wife, left for her home in Montana, Saturday. Elma will be missed by her young friends.
--H. C. HANSEN expects to build the chimney on the Odd Fellow's new hall at Custer.

Custer Items.
--A. W. THOMAS and wife will move to Bay View, Wn. shortly.
--Miss COPELAND of Bellingham who had a music class in Custer for several years has resigned to go to Tacoma.
--Lee DIVILBLISS is sick with typhoid fever at the home of Ed JONES.
--Mrs. MASON and son, Bee, are going to move to Bay View.

The pupils neither tardy nor absent in the month of January are the following:
Room 1, south ward -- Alton FENTON, Herman TRYGGVIE, Daniel OERTEL, Fred OLESON, Bert MATTHEWS, Lewis HERRIN, Joseph BUCH, Charlie OERTEL, Clyde MILLER, Leafy NEWMAN, Madge MATNIS, Sarah TRYGGIVE and Lillian MILLER.
Sixth grade, south ward -- Inez NEWELL, Otto and Walter BROWN, Clyde CROY, Walter HASKINS, Ralph INGLE, Alex JOHNSON, Willie KILROY, Willie ROLPH, Roy TAPLIN, Harvey and Peter WAHL, Bert WILLIAMS Claud WILSON, Howard WILLIAMS and Glenn SMITH.

Friday, February 10, 1905:

Fred YOUMANS Who Tried to Hold Up The Bank of Blaine Last Fall is Tried in Bellingham -- Large Number of Witnesses.
The case of the state of Washington against Fred YOUMANS came on for hearing Monday. All of Monday was practically consumed in selecting the jury. Among the witnesses for the prosecution were, James McINTYRE, Dr. GUNDLACH, John DAHL, Thos. QUIRT, N. G. DUNNING, Chas. HICKOCK, and Geo. MONTFORT. ...

James LUND went to Lynden to assist James SCOTT in caring for Phil WATERS.

J. A. MATHEWS, editor of the Nooksack Star, spent Sunday with his family in this city.

Chas. HICKOCK, the sociable shoemaker who assists Mr. BARRETT was in Bellingham Monday and Tuesday.

David THOMSON, of Wilbur, Wash., at one time manager of the M. E. & E. T. HAY store, has purchased the Golden Rule Store, owned by H. R. DUNLOP.

Victor ADAMS, son of E. M. ADAMS, was the victim of a very painful accident on Monday afternoon. While skating near the Douglas depot, he fell in such a manner as to break his leg. Dr. W. A. KING was called to set the break and altho the injured member causes Victor a great deal of pain, it is not thought that it will take long to mend.

Enterprise Items.
--Miss Phebe SHIELDS is nursing in Bellingham.
--John SHIELDS has gone to Bellingham to finish S. E. BARRETT's house.

Custer Items.
--Dr. JOHNSON expects to move in the A. W. THOMAS house.
--Mrs. WINARD is very ill with typhoid fever.
--Prof. JEFFCOT seems to have grown several inches last week. Cause, A Boy.

Friday, February 17, 1905:

Al HOHENSEE is planning to erect a fine two story building on his lot on Martin street east of the present location of his grocery store. Mr. HOHENSEE intends to add a line of furniture to his present stock.

Friday, February 24, 1905:

Among the recent patents issued at Washington D. C. we see listed a fish butchering and cleaning machine by Joseph A. HUGHLETT, of Blaine, Wash.

Friday, March 3, 1905:

John McCANN met with a fearful mishap Monday morning in a logging camp near this city. Mr. McCANN was cutting off a log while work was going on on other logs near him. One of the logs being moved flew up and crushed his left hand between the two logs so badly that all be the two little fingers had to be amputated by Dr. SUTHERLAND. Dr. SUTHERLAND accompanied Mr. McCANN to Bellingham.

Mrs. G. D. C. PRUNER visited her brother, Mr. HAM, at Custer, Monday.

Virgil EVANS lost the second finger of his right hand at the Larson Shingle mill at Silver Beach last Tuesday. The third finger was also badly hurt. Mr. EVANS will be laid up for two months.

Mrs. M. S. GALLAGHER, who had been visiting Mr. and Mrs. F. B. WEAVER, left for her native city, Washington, D. c., on Feb. 23rd.

Mrs. J. C. WILLIAMS, of Bellingham, visited with her aunt, Mrs. Martha LITTON, the first of the week.

Old man BUTTS, of Enterprise, died Thursday night. He was eighty years of age. Asthma was the immediate cause of his death. The funeral occurred at Enterprise Sunday.

--Died on the 24th, of February, Dr. J. J. BUTTSE in the 78 year of his age, an old and respected citizen. A wife and three children survive him.
--The directors of the cemetery are fencing and grading an addition. The cemetery is filling up rapidly, people for miles away being buried there because it is kept in such good order.

Friday, March 10, 1905:

Roe B. TUCKER, adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. BOATMAN passed away Sunday night after a short illness. The boy had been ailing for some time though he was not confined to his bed. A consultation of Dr.'s KING, SUTHERLAND and KIMBALL diagnosed the case as appendicites but it was impossible to save the boy's life. He would have been ten years old if he had lived till Wednesday. The funeral occurred at the Baptist church Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. GREGGORY officiating.

Ira ROBERTSON [ROBINSON?] met with a serious accident Tuesday morning at the Ainsworth and Dunn cannery. He was at work on the pile driver when he slipped and in order to save himself from falling he jumped from the wharf. There was a boom of piles under the wharf and Mr. ROBERTSON struck the boom and one foot went between two logs. It was at first thought that his leg was broken, but after Dr. SUTHERLAND had examined the limb he said that no bones were broken.

Miss Dorothy WALLACE, of Enterprise, who has been teaching the fifth grade at the north ward school has accepted a position in Bellingham and left for that place this week. Miss Rose RHODES, of Bellingham will take up Miss WALLACE's work here. Miss RHODES arrived Saturday and has been acquainting herself with the work.

N. W. PRATT and wife attended the funeral of Mrs. Gertrude JUDSON at Lynden on Monday. Mrs. JUDSON and Mrs. PRATT came from the same city, York, Penn. and were firm friends.

Geo. POLAND, filer at the Erie mill, took advantage of the shut down to visit his family at Marysville, Wash.

A. J. WHITE will return to Blaine this week to take charge of the new Bay City Market which is to be opened Tuesday of next week. ... The new market will be located in the Hovey building.

A. A. GAMWELL and family have moved to Seattle and the HUGHLETT residence is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. A. E. WADHAMS.

George SHAY has purchased three fine lots on the corner of H and Blaine streets and has started the construction of a home.

Mr. A. OREWILER of Portland, Oregon is visiting his two daughters, Mrs. L. E. JONES and Miss Carrie OREWILER, of the Beverly Cafe.

Frank PINE and S. F. ROLF were busy this week building a new sidewalk on E. L. PINE's lots on the west side of Washington avenue.

Oscar KLOOSON returned from Hoquiam Monday where he had been for some months. Mr. KLOSSON's friends were indeed glad to see him, for the report was circulated here some time ago that he had died.

Gundar OLSON met with a serious accident Thursday evening while walking along the Great Northern track. The construction train was passing him going north. A root or some object projecting from one of the cars struck OLSON and threw him heavily down the bank. No bones were broken but he was badly hurt.

Friday, March 24, 1905:

Married in Bellingham at the residence of Rev. FRESCOLN, Mrs. Rosa BLACK of this city to Mr. A. MAGAHEY of Vancouver, B. C. March 19 at 4 p.m. The happy couple will make their future home in Vancouver where the groom is engaged in business. The many friends of the bride join in wishing that they may enjoy a long and happy life.

Dr. GILDAY, of Toronto, Ont., was the guest of his uncle Robert GILDAY, of this city.

Watt FERGUSON, of Bellingham, visited his brother W. J. FERGUSON over Sunday.

Mrs. George MONTFORT returned to Blaine Monday after spending the winter in California.

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen SMITH were passengers on the south bound train yesterday. Mr. SMITH goes to the Nevada gold fields and Mrs. SMITH to visit relatives in Montana, Dakota and Iowa.

C. H. WALLS family arrived from Vancouver on Monday to make their home in Blaine.

C. B. HOVEY is building a fine new sidewalk in front of his home on Fourth street.

Miss Grayce TAYLOR is the new window designer at the post office jewelry store.

Saturday afternoon at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. GUNDLACH on F street, their daughter, Miss Camille GUNDLACH was married to Mr. D. LEWIS, who formerly resided in this city. Rev. F W MACCUAD solemnized the marriage, only a small circle of the bride's most intimate friends being present. Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS left for Portland on the afternoon train where they will make their home. The bride is one of Blaine's most accomplished and highly esteemed young ladies and the groom has many friends in this city. The Journal wishes them happiness and life long prosperity.

Friday, March 31, 1905:

Mr. Wm. HAMLEY has sold his place in Blaine and will move to Cook county, Oregon, where he has bought a farm. Mr. HAMLEY and family have resided in Blaine for twenty-two years and will be missed by their many friends in this city.

Born, Tuesday, March 29th, to the wife of P. A. WOLTEN, a daughter.

Miss Erma DAVID is expected home from Anna Wright Seminary the last of the week, for the spring vacation.

Grant SHAW returned to Blaine Sunday where he will remain for the summer in the employ of the Cook Packing Company.

Theo. SIMMONS has accepted a position carrying mail for the Great Northern Railway Co. from the Blaine office to the depot.

On Monday evening's "Cannon Ball" Mr. and Mrs. L. E. LAMAR and daughter, Miss Agnes, left for Bellingham. Mr. LAMAR has leased a residence opposite the ROTH mansion, the fashionable part of that city, where the family will reside while Miss Agnes is completing her high school course. Mr. and Mrs. LAMAR have lived in Blaine for nearly eighteen years. They moved into the house they just vacated in 1891. Mr. LAMAR was an extensive holder of real property in this city at one time and still owns considerable valuable real estate. Their many friends in Blaine regret to see them go and earnestly hope that they will return at no far future date to again make their home here.

Friday, April 14, 1905:

The seven year old daughter of S. S. BELL died Monday after a long illness. The malady started with pneumonia and terminated in consumption. The funeral occurred Wednesday.

Ira ROBINSON is out again after over a month's confinement to his home by a broken leg. Mr. ROBINSON says the injured limb is still weak, but his recovering nicely.

Contractors MILHOLLIN and MERRILL started Tuesday on the work of grading F., G. and Sixth streets. The work will open up for building purposes a large tract of desirable residence property.

Friday, April 21, 1905:

Two families of eastern people arrived in Blaine last week accompanied by a car load of household goods. They left splendid farms in Michigan to come here. They will locate in the vicinity of Haynie. The families consist of Mr. and Mrs. John JARRETT and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. KENNY and son. They all formerly lived at Bender, Mich.

Ira ROBINSON, of Birch Bay, was burned out about twelve o'clock Tuesday night. The members of the family barely escaped with their lives, the hotel building and contents being burned. There was twelve hundred insurance.

Friday, April 28, 1905:

Last Thursday C. C. MARING, of Seattle, died of an epileptic stroke suffered Sunday. He came to Blaine to take an order from the JENKINS Lumber Company for some lithographed stationery. He was in the best of health Sunday morning. After lunch while in his room he was taken with disease and never recovered consciousness except for a few brief moments after his wife arrived from Seattle. Mr. MARING left besides a wife, two little girls. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters, in which lodge he was insured. The local court held a special meeting on Wednesday and tendered him every possible assistance and courtesy. The remains were taken to Seattle Friday.

Sunday morning at the Oxford Lodging House Ed. KERWIN, a young man who was said to have lived at Ferndale, and who had been working on the A. P. A. pile driver and cooking for the crew, died, after three days' sickness. Pneumonia was said to be the cause of his death. He owned a half interest in the Carl STEWART property on E street.

--Will HARVEY, son of Jas. HARVEY, was quite badly hurt at the Eclispe Mill last week.
--John HARVEY and family have moved into the house vacated by Dick ROW.

J. E. McDONALD and family moved to Seattle last week.

E. M. ADAMS, Plaintiff, vs. Manona M. WALKER ... Judgement of $150,000. ... Lot 26, Block 26 of the original townsite of the City of Blaine ...

Miss Louie CHANTRELL returned to Vancouver Wednesday where she is attending school.

Mr. DIFFERDING, of California, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Hale SMITH, this week.

Ernest DAHL and Olaf OLSON left last week for the Alberta country where they will make their homes for a time.

Miss Elizabeth R. FERGUSON, of the Philharmonic Quartette, was married Monday April 17 to Mr. Wayne EDDY of Fargo, N. D.

Friday, May 5, 1905:

Tuesday afternoon the home of Captain S. P. HUGHES in the south part of the city was totally destroyed by fire, with all its contents. The house was a commodious dwelling and Captain HUGHES household effect were extensive. The loss was partially covered by an insurance policy of $800. The cause of the fire is not known. Mrs. HUGHES had been cooking and the fire had not gone out in the range when she left the house in the afternoon to call on a neighbor. There was no one else in the vicinity at the time. When the fire was discovered shortly afterward it was too late to save anything. The house and contents were a total loss.

O. P. CARVER received notice of his appointment as assistant keeper of the Semiahmoo lighthouse Tuesday. His orders are to report for duty May 14th, which would indicate that the light house will be in operation May 15.

Mrs. Elizabeth STOOPS received a pension recently of $8 a month together with back pension since last August. The securing of this pension is due to the efforts of Geo. D. C. PRUNER.

Miss Juanita AMBROSE, of Bellingham, spent Saturday and Sunday with her sister, Miriam AMBROSE, at Sunnyside.

Mrs. Wiebke SELIG of Blaine was granted a pension of $12 a month the other day by the government together with $160 back pension. This pension was secured by Geo. D. C. PRUNER.

Friday, May 12, 1905:

J. H. GETCHMANN is painting his store building and residence.

Mr. and Mrs. M. ARONSON departed Sunday for San Francisco, where they will remain for an extended visit.

Mrs. CULLISON started Saturday on her return journey to LeRoy, Ill., after a three months visit with her niece, Mrs. O. V. HALL.

Mr. and Mrs. L. N. SMITH, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. HOVEY for several days last week and the first of this. They left Tuesday.

Bengt [Benton?] THOMPSON returned from Kansas the fist of the week. He says that Blaine about suits him.

W. B. JONES is building an extensive addition to his residence on D and Fourth streets.

Mr. STANFIELD, the light-house keeper, and family arrived in Blaine last week and will occupy the Tommy KING residence.

Friday, May 19, 1905:

The residence of Mr. AUSTIN, just north of the St. Leonard was burned Tuesday evening. The house and contents was a total loss. It is said that Mr. AUSTIN had sold the place and was to have made the deed next day.

J. M. ANDERSON, formerly blacksmith for the Monarch Lumber Company, will now be found at ROHRBACHERs Machine Shop, ready to do your blacksmith work.

Born, Sunday May 7th, to the wife of W. D. LEE, a son.

Miss Helen A. PRENTICE of Seattle has accepted a position in the Blaine Schools and will teach here next year.

Wm. PARR moved to Custer last week. Mr. PARR says this is the first time he has packed up his goods to move since he came here from California over thirty years ago.

Dr. F. J. Van KIRK will close his office on May 21 for three months. He will spend that period taking a Post Graduate course in New York City.

R. M. QUACKENBUSH, formerly of this city, has a good position at Bremerton as gate keeper.

Mrs. COPELAND, who has been visiting her daughter Mrs. HARE, started Monday afternoon for her home at Laevgne, Kansas.

Point Roberts will now have a place for the traveling public to eat as Chas. Ah Fat will open up the old Saddle Rock chop house as a first class restaurant Saturday.

Friday, May 26, 1905:

Last Friday the Blaine Hotel changed hands. Chas. DAHL, the proprietor of the New York Meat Market, is the purchaser, and the price paid $1,500 for the business. The building is the property of Leonard PIKE. Mr. DAHL took possession at once and assumed the active management of the house. Mr. DAHL is thoroughly competent to conduct a first class hotel and will give his patrons the best of accommodations.

Mrs. A. MINOR suffered a painful and serious accident at the laundry Wednesday, while working with one of the machines. One hand was badly crushed and as a result a finger had to be amputated.

J. M. CONNER has purchased the stock of goods of M. M. CONNER carried on at the Blaine Furniture Co.

The following is the list of graduates:

Mr. G. K. NORDMAN and Miss S. SIGURDSON, both of this city, were married Saturday evening at the home of Th. ANDERSON east of the track. Rev. W. E. DAWSON performed the ceremony.

Born, Thursday, May 25th 1905, to the wife of Louis MONTFORT, a daughter.

Married, Wednesday at 8 p.m., at the home of J. H. PENNO, Mr. Otto GANES and Miss Elsie HARRIS both of Blaine. The Rev. George ALDRICH SHEAFE officiated.

Miss Marian BLAKE, of Anacortes, is visiting her cousin, Miss Ruth LUND, of this city.

Chas. DAHL has sold his residence on Fourth street to Frank FOX, the price being $650.

Mrs. Philip BRAND, of Bellingham, was visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. PENNINGTON, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, June 2, 1905:

The many friends of Miss Cora LOGAN will be surprised to hear of the marriage on the 26th day of May, of Miss Cora Day LOGAN, of Blaine, to Mr. Harry E. CONGDON, of Chicago. Miss Cora has many friends in and around Blaine, having lived here since infancy. Miss Cora LOGAN is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LOGAN. The young couple will reside in Bellingham.

Robert LUSIER, who lived in this city for several years and was wanted here for stealing a watch of Ralph WILSON, was arrested in Vancouver the first of the week. B. N. KINGSLEY went over Wednesday to bring the prisoner to Blaine. W. R. RIDINGS is the prosecuting justice.

This week a deal was closed whereby the Whatcom County Good Templar Building Association bought two and one half lots on the Northwest corner of G. and Washington from L. W. DAVID and will start the erection of a three story building 80 x 40 with cement basement. The upper story will be used for a lodge room and though it is understood that a tenant has been secured for the two lower stories the name is not made public. By the side of the Good Templar building L. W. DAVID will build a three story building. Mr. DAVID's building will probably be rented to the same parties who will lease the lower part of the adjacent building.

E. A. BOND, of Coupville, will be the principal of the Blaine schools. He has been at Coupville for four years and has excellent references. Mr. BOND and family will arrive in Blaine about the tenth of August.

Mrs. W. B. WHITCOMB expects to leave for a fortnight's visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. BURROWS, of Bellingham.

Mr. and Mrs. Burdette WILLIAMS, of Seattle, are visiting Mrs. WILLIAMS parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. LOOMIS.

G. H. WATERS, the postmaster at Point Roberts has opened a new gents furnishings and dry goods store next door to the post office.

Mr. B. M. DAVENPORT, after closing a very successful term of school at Birch bay, left for his home in Bellingham Sunday. The people of Birch Bay are glad to hear that Mr. DAVENPORT has accepted the school for another term.

Friday, June 9, 1905:

Peter JACOBSON, of Tacoma, was in Blaine Tuesday. Mr. JACOBSON purchased a farm at Birch Bay and will move to that section in the near future.

O. P. CARVER resigned his position as assistant Lighthouse keeper last week. L. ATHERTON, of Ballard, has been appointed to fill the place.

Magna FREDRICKSON, of Pleasant Valley, suffered a severe accident last Thursday. He was just finishing clearing off a tract of land and in the happiness of the completed task was brandishing the axe and somehow managed to strike the left hand almost amputating the first finger.

Friday, June 16, 1905:

School closed June 9th, for the summer vacation. Pupils perfect in attendance during the month were:
Ethel PALMER, Olga MIKESON, Rooney DAVIDSON, Vaga JOHNSON, May STRAUMFORD, Esther YORK, Mildred WILLIAMS, Kit, May, Maud and Philip SHINTAFFER.
Honor roll in Spelling:

J. A. MATTHEWS, the editor of the Nooksack Star, was a Blaine visitor over Sunday.

Richard MONTFORT returned from Minnesota Friday. He has been attending the Breck school at Wilder, that state.

Capt. S. J. HUFF is building a large residence on Washington avenue near the Eureka Laundry.

Miss Mecka SWANSON has returned from the University of Washington for the summer, which she will spend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gunnar SWANSON.

Friday, June 23, 1905:

Buck McCRAW came down from How's Sound Tuesday.

The Perley building occupied by HAWKINS Bros. barber shop is receiving a new coat of paint.

John ELLIS, of Perry, Iowa, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. John RADCLIFF. Mr. ELLIS is Mrs. RADCLIFF's brother.

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. CUTTER, of Pennsylvania, are the guests of Mrs. CUTTER's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack SHAW.

Banker J. J. LUND received word Tuesday that he had successfully passed the civil service examination for immigration officer.

Charles WELEVER is again foreman of the Jenkins Lumber Company Shingle Mill. Charley can cut shingles if anybody can.

The home of C. A. CHAMBERS was burglarized last Friday night. The thief secured property of small value. He was interrupted in his work by Mr. and Mrs. CHAMBERS coming home shortly after ten in the evening. The man took to his heels and left no clue as to who he was.

Mrs. T. C. BANNON suffered a painful accident last Friday. A bowl of gasoline with which she was cleaning exploded and Mrs. BANNON was badly burned on the hands and arms before the flames could be extinguished. At the same time the wall of the building caught fire and had it not been for the prompt assistance of the neighbors the house would have burned. Mr. BANNON is local secretary of the Ainsworth & Dunn company. The family live in C. A. LOOMIS building next to the Geery block.

Friday, June 30, 1905:

Last Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John TARTE their daughter, Miss Ella, and Mr. Wilbur WILDER were married at one thirty o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. WILDER went to Portland for their honey moon.

Miss Clara Mary GREENLEAF, of Mt. Vernon, and Mr. Alexander RUNGE, of this city, were married at the home of the bride Thursday at five o'clock. Mr. RUNGE is a young man who has grown up in this city and has the highest esteem of the community. The Journal joins his many friends here in wishing the young couple health, happiness and prosperity, and in hoping that Mr. and Mrs. RUNGE will make their home in Blaine.

Col. I. M. SCOTT and J. J. LUND are at work on a proposition to acquire a park of ten acres for Blaine. It is proposed to secure a tract of land on what is known as the old THOMAS place and beautify it as a park. There is running water and the location has great natural beauty.

Shortly before twelve o'clock Tuesday, A. J. WHITE, manager of the Bay City Market, while walking by the Red Front store was hit in the head by a falling timber from the old porch. S. H. HORTON was tearing the old structure down preparatory to putting up a new awning. Mr. WHITE was going under it when the falling stick struck him, knocking him senseless for a few seconds. He was carried to the shop and quickly recovered sufficiently to walk to his residence.

J. F. BOOTHROYD, the popular bicycle man, will move to Cloverdale in a day or two to open a repair shop and barber's parlors. Mr. BOOTHROYD's many friends in Blaine wish him success.

Rollo WHITCOMB, a prominent Seattle lumberman, brother to Attorney W. B. WHITCOMB, was in Blaine this week visiting at the home of his brother. ...

Mrs. COOPER, of Custer, sister of B. LANGTREE, died of heart failure Sunday.

Lester SWEET, who is attending the State University at Seattle, returned Tuesday to spend the summer vacation with his parents at Excelsior.

Mr. McINTYRE, of Eden Valley, Minnesota, who is visiting his son James McINTYRE of this city says he is well pleased with this country and the people.

Virgil EVANS was up from Bellingham this week working at the JENKINS Mill. He expects to return to Bellingham immediately to accept a position in O'BRIEN's grocery store.

Miss Ester BEAL and Mrs. Chas. BEAL, daughter and father of the state oil inspector BEAL, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. LOOMIS. It will be remembered that the state oil inspector is a brother-in-law of Gov. MEAD.

Mrs. SLOAN and Miss SLOAN, mother and sister of Mrs. J. B. FERGUSON, and Mrs. MARTIN and daughter, all of Iowa, are visiting at the home of J. B. FERGUSON.

Col. I. M. SCOTT has been appointed deputy state fire warden for this county.

Friday, July 7, 1905:

T. L. MONNETT and Miss Ella F. BREEDLOVE were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. BREEDLOVE of Friday Harbor, June 28 by Rev. W. J. SHARP of the Presbyterian church. Miss Josie SWEENEY acted as bridesmaid and W. BREEDLOVE, brother of the bride, as groomsman. The bride and groom visited the different Sound cities and arrived in Blaine Sunday evening, where they will make their home for the present. Mr. MONNETT was principal in the south ward building during the past school year, and is well and favorably known in Blaine. His many friends unite in wishing them a long and happy life.

George McDANIEL started last Sunday for a visit back to his old home in Knox county, Missouri.

Oscar VOLD returned to Blaine last Monday, for some time past he has been living in Texas.

C. M. LINDSEY is able to be out again after a long siege of typhoid-pneumonia.

The Misses PINCKNEY, of Medical Lake, Spokane County, are the guests of their uncle, Mr. Albert PINCKNEY.

Ernest CHANTRELL has accepted a position with the San Juan Fishing Co. and is stationed at Point Roberts.

Born June 30th, 1905, to the wife of Henry E. LEVIEN, a daughter. Dr. KING in attendance. Mother and child doing nicely.

Mrs. B. J. LITTON is the guest of Mrs. LITTON, and her brothers-in-law Clyde and Harry of this city. Mrs. LITTON resides at Springdale, Wash.

Born Wednesday June 28, 1905, to the wife of Dellford V. COLE, a son. Dr. KING in attendance, mother and child doing well.

Miss Ruth LUND started east Sunday. She will visit in Chicago and from there go on to Philadelphia. Her father, Mr. J. J. LUND, accompanied her as far as Seattle.

Mr. P. N. DELLENGH and Miss Hattie DELLENGH of Bellingham and Mrs. Jennie BRIGGS of Westerly, R. I., were the guests of Mrs. John ELWOOD last Thursday at Hotel Blaine.

Miss Ona GORE was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. WESTCOTT over the Fourth. She went on to Seattle Thursday, where she will take up a course of study at the Seattle General Hospital.

Mr. Chauncey JOHNSTON and wife of Seattle and Mrs. E. C. WILSON of Vancouver, B. C., brother and sister of Mrs. F. E. BROWN, spent the Fourth at the latters home.

Born Monday July 2nd, 1905, to the wife of John F. BULGER, a son. Dr. KING is in attendance. Mother and child doing well.

Dell SMITH was in town last Saturday. Dell says he is getting on nicely clearing up his ranch near Enterprise. He finds that a good living is to be made at farming in this country. It is a little over a year since Mr. SMITH left Blaine to move on to a piece of wild land near Enterprise.

George HUMPHREYS, of Sumas, was in Blaine the Fourth.

Will TIERNEY, forman of construction on this branch of the Great Northern Railway, was in Blaine last week visiting his uncle, George PENNINGTON. Mr. TIERNEY stated that there was no certainty whether the main line would ever be built on the water front.

Friday, July 14, 1905:

At the home of Mr. Albert CLOUSE on Blaine Avenue on Friday night, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert CLOUSE passed away. They little one only lived eleven hours. The parents have the sympathy of all their friends in this hour of bereavement. The funeral was held at the home on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock by Rev. Geo. SHEAFE. The little one was laid to rest in the Blaine cemetery.

Harry FERGUSON, son of J. B. FERGUSON was severely injured while riding a bicycle Monday evening. The child was riding a man's wheel as boys often do, having one leg through the frame. The bicycle collided with another wheel and Harry was thrown violently to the ground, the handle bar striking him in the side. At first it was feared that his injuries would prove fatal. However, we are glad to say he is recovering nicely.

Miss Sallie PORTER, of Utah, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. B. KAYLOR.

Mrs. PERSAL of Pennsylvania is visiting her mother, Mrs. George POLAND in this city.

Miss Clara HEINTZ, of Monroe, Wash., is the guest of the Misses Mildred and Irene ARNOLD.

A marriage license was issued last week to Frank C. HENSPETER and Miss Clara LAFOND, both of Birch Bay.

John ROBERTS was engaged the first of the week taking up a collection for the purpose of buying a cow to present to Kenneth LINDSEY. Mr. LINDSEY had the misfortune to lose a valuable creature recently.

Thomas D. LEWIS and wife are now permanently located in Blaine, having leased the house belonging to Alex EGAN in the southwestern part of Blaine. They come from Seattle.

C. A. ROBERTS went to Bellingham Monday. He has sold his home in this city to Harry BROWN. Mr. ROBERTS expects to make his future home in Bellingham.

Friday, July 21, 1905:

J. A. HAWKINS went to Bellingham Sunday to meet his father and mother Mr. and Mrs. A. W. HAWKINS who are just back from Missouri.

Mr. McBEAN, formerly Superintendent of schools in Clarke county, Ill., and wife and two children are the guests of J. H. KIRKPATRICK, of Pleasant Valley. Mr. McBEAN has accepted the principalship of the Fort Blakely schools for the coming year.

C. E. FLINT is entertaining his uncle, J. E. FLINT, sister, Miss Abbie FLINT, and cousin, Geo. PRATT, all of Beaver Falls, Wis. It had been fourteen years since Mr. FLINT had seen his relatives.

Miss Ida FABER of Chaska and Miss Laura GREINER, of Mapleton, Minn., are visiting with their cousin, Mrs. Jas. MILHOLLIN. They arrived the sixth with their uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. N. FABER. They will take in the Lewis and Clark exposition before their return.

Friday, July 28, 1905:

Born, Friday, July 21st 1905, to Mr. and Mrs. H. E. SIMONS, a son.

A. J. MATTHEWS has suspended publication of the Nooksack Star and returned to this city.

Miss CASE, of Marble Rock, Iowa, who has been the guest of Miss Jessie KING returned to her home this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. HOFMAN and daughter Miss Sara of Yokiah, Cal., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. ARONSON.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack SCAMAN of Wenatchee, Washington are the proud parents of a fine baby girl who was born the 22nd of this month. Mr. SCAMAN is a brother of Mrs. Jno. PINCKNEY of this city.

Mrs. WINCHELL-MILLER was in Blaine the first of the week as the guest of Mrs. DORR. The late Rev. WINCHELL was the builder of the early Baptist churches in this section. He organized the Blaine church in 1889.

Luke NORTON, the man who made Haynie butter famous, was in Blaine Saturday looking after the interests of the co-operative telephone.

A small fire broke out at the home of J. J. ARNOLD Tuesday morning. The flames were put out before much damage was done.

George MARTIN a brother of John A. and James H. MARTIN, arrived in Blaine yesterday for a visit with his relaltives. Mr. MARTIN comes from Ontario, Canada, and will visit the Portland fair before he returns home.

Friday, August 4, 1905:

Mr. HOVIC, of Bellingham, was the guest of Clayton MILHOLLIN the last of last week.

Born Friday, July 28, 1905, to the wife of W. M. MOORE, a son. Mother and child both doing well under Dr. KING's care.

Miss MORRIS, of Carpenteria, Calif., stopped off to visit her sister, Mrs. Geo. MONTFORT, on her way east, Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. J. S. JOHNSTON, of Seattle, is visiting her daughter, the wife of Hon. F. E. BROWN. She will go from here to Vancouver, B. C., to visit relatives.

George PENNINGTON's shingle mill at Enterprise was burned last Saturday. Mr. PENNINGTON is not the gentleman resident in Blaine. The loss and amount of insurance cannot be learned. The drykiln was saved.

Mrs. William COLTON, and daughter Hazel, of Fairmont, Minn., are visiting Mrs. COLTON's brother and sister, Mr. J. W. G. MERRITT and Mrs. JONES, of this city.

Mrs. A. HULTMAN returned to Vernon, British Columbia Monday after a three months visit with her mother, Mrs. S. J. BJORNSON.

Harry BROWN has purchased C. A. ROBERTS' place on C street and the adjoining lots formerly owned by L. W. DAVID. The five lots make as nice a building site as can be found in Blaine.

Friday, August 11, 1905:

Joseph A. HAWKINS, Plaintiff vs. Lela L. HAWKINS, Defendant ... The object of this action is to secure a divorce from the bonds of matrimony existing between plaintiff and defendant.

Clayton MILHOLLIN started last Friday for Waterville, Washington, where he will spend the summer.

Miss DENNETT, of Bridgton, Me., is the guest of Attorney and Mrs. G. H. WESTCOTT this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas LANE, of Bellingham, spent two or three days the first of the week visiting at the home of Mrs. LANE's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. V. HOFF of this city.

Mrs. MICHAEL returned from Waterville Sunday. She was accompanied by her cousin Mr. Jos. G. TUTTLE, editor of the Big Bend Empire, of Waterville. He will go on to Portland to attend the fair.

Mr. and Mrs. MORGAN, their little daughter, and Miss Georgia DOTIE, Mrs. MORGAN's sister, of New Balde County Texas, arrived Wednesday to spend a couple of weeks with their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. A. GEERY. Mr. and Mrs. MORGAN and party have been touring the coast states and seeing the fair. Mr. MORGAN is cashier of the principal bank in New Balde.

Friday, August 18, 1905:

O. C. MATHIS, one of the leading attorneys of this city, has shown his confidence in the future of Blaine within the past few days by purchasing four residence lots and commencing the construction of a home. The property is on G and Fifth streets, and is as pretty a building site as can be found in Blaine.

Oliver HUGGARD, an old time Blainite but now of Upper Sumas, B. C., spent Sunday in this city.

Mr. and Mrs. McELROY, of the Jenkins Lumber Co., have taken apartments above Mrs. DOUGLAS' store.

L. D. STEPHENSON has purchased the home of W. H. KING on Cherry street. Consideration eleven hundred dollars.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. D. C. PRUNER are entertaining a brand new ten pound girl at their residence. Miss PRUNER arrived Tuesday.

Friday, August 25, 1905:

John OLSON, an employee of the JENKINS Lumber Company, was severely hurt Wednesday morning. Mr. OLSON was at work on the second floor at the south end of the mill buildings. He slipped from some framework there and fell down twenty-four feet to the tide flats. There was a half tide in at the time. He was badly hurt, though it was thought that no bones were broken. Mr. OLSON was taken to his home in the south part of town and will be confined to the house for some time.

Mr. A. GEERY's eldest daughter, Mrs. P. D. DOYLE, of Carrolton, Illinois, arrived in Blaine Thursday for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. GEERY.

Friday, September 1, 1905:

The following is the assignment of teachers for the coming year:
Central, Grade 1, Miss Ellen PRENTICE; South, Grade 1, Miss Leona VanOSTRAM, South, Grade 2, Miss Nora WAHL; South Grade 3, Miss Caroline MILLER; South, Grade 5, Miss Myra SNOW; South, Grade 7, Prin. E. C. BOWERSOX; North, Grade 2, Miss Dora HAWKINS; North, Grade 4, Miss Rose RHODES; North, Grace 6, Miss Emily DODD; North, Grades 8 to 12, Miss Claudine NORDWICK and Professor E. A. BOND.

P. F. FULLER, of Bellingham is preparing to open his new dry goods establishment in the SEELY Block. Mr. FULLER is stopping at Hotel Northern. ... Mr. FULLER formerly managed the Leader Store in Bellingham.

W. M. Van DYKE, who comes from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, has opened a cabinet shop in the building north of the opera house. Mr. VanDYKE is workman of experience and is prepared to do first class cabinet and show case work and furniture repairing and will cast his lot in with Blaine.

Miss Bertha INGO, of Ballard, and Mr. Andrew DANIELSON, of Blaine were united in marriage at Seattle last Tuesday, the Rev. J. A. SIGURDSON, of Ballard officiating. Mr. and Mrs. DANIELSON visited Victoria, Townsend and other points on their honeymoon tour and returned Sunday to Blaine to make their home in this city. Mr. DANIELSON is a trusted employe in P. A. WOLTEN's big store.

Mrs. LOHBREE, of California, is visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. M. ARONSON, in this city.

Professor L. GAMAND has purchased the Chas. TODD place and taken possession. The price paid was $900. The tract includes a little more than three acres of good land. Professor GAMAND is an instructor of music and will take a few pupils here.

J. B. KAYLOR and family left yesterday for Bellingham where they intend to make their home. Blaine is sorry to lose them and trust that sometime in the future they will return to Blaine.

Friday, September 8, 1905:

      The blowing of the fire whistle at the H. L. JENKINS Lumber company mill at about 11:30 last Friday night called those who were awake at the time to the scene of a fire that resulted in the loss of the home of E. BURGER and the death of Mrs. BURGER.
      Mr. BURGER lived on the school section in North Blaine and details as to just how the fire originated are hard to get. When discovered the house was in flames but William McCULLEM reached the scene in time to rescue Mr. BURGER by pulling him through one of the rear windows. The fire had gained such a headway that it was impossible to find Mr. BURGER who was in that part of the building in which the fire started.
      A crowd quickly gathered and it was reported that two men were inside the burning house, but later it was found that they were up in town. Shortly after the timbers fell in, Henry LOOMIS discovered Mrs. BURGER's burning body. From its position it would appear that she made an effort to reach a window on the south side of the house but had been overcome just as she reached it and had fallen down. When discovered the body was in a blaze and continued to burn until Night Marshal MITCHELL took a board and raked the remaining bones out of the glowing embers. The sight was one to fill the spectators with horror. The bright blue flame continued to hang over the body long after the timber of the surrounding walls had ceased to blaze. A trunk said to contain considerable money was the only thing saved.
      County Coroner THOMPSON was notified and came up Saturday, but considered that the fire was of accidental origin and that an inquest was not necessary. the remains were buried in Blaine cemetery Saturday afternoon. It is reported, on what seems to be very good authority, that Mrs. BURGER was a niece of J. C. COLT, the man who founded the COLTs Armory of Hartford, Connecticut, and that she came of a very good family. Mr. and Mrs. BURGER came to Blaine years ago when Blaine was a very small town.

Roy HAWKINS expects to leave to-day for his former home at Warsaw, Mo., where he will visit. He will return to Blaine.

P. C. KEY of Birch Bay was badly hurt Sunday afternoon while out hunting with another man. Mr. KEY's companion is a man who is working for him on his ranch and the two had often been hunting together. Mr. KEY has two shot guns, both hammerless. One gun had always before this time been used by the hired man and the other by Mr. KEY. The slide on the former was at safe when shoved forward. The second piece was a safe when the slide was in the middle. The man did not notice this and on the occasion in question had the gun formerly carried by Mr. KEY. He naturally placed the slide forward, as Mr. KEY failed to warn him. They were walking along Mr. KEY in advance and close together when the gun was accidentally discharged, the charge entering Mr. KEY's leg just above the ankle. The small bone was broken. Mr. KEY was recovering nicely at the last report.

Friday, September 22, 1905:

Mrs. Dollie McDERMOTT and Mr. Harry ODELL were married in Bellingham on Thursday the 14th day of September, and have settled in Blaine.

Word was received this week conveying the sad news of the death of Mr. Dwight MORGAN, back in Illinois last Sunday. Mr. MORGAN was well known here as he spent two summers here with his daughter, Mrs. Ernest WALKER.

Father BOULETT, of Ferndale, was in Blaine the first of the week. He completed arrangements for the purchase of four lots on H street from W. B. WHITCOMB. The property will be used for the site of a Catholic church, which will be built in the near future.

Mrs. A. A. SUTHERLAND and Miss CREIGHTON started last week for New London, Ontario, where they will visit relatives.

Friday, September 29, 1905:

In the death of Miss Beulah ROGERS [RODGERS], which occurred last week, ends the life of one of Blaine's best known and most popular young ladies. Miss ROGERS was one of the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS, her elder sister being married. She being the remaining child at home, was the pet of the house. She was seventeen years of age and was sick but eighteen days. Her death was caused by typhoid fever. The funeral was a large one. The services were conducted at the home by Rev. G. A. SHEAFE Friday afternoon. The interment was at the Blaine cemetery.

Mrs. O. S. HAZELTINE received a visit from her sister, Mrs. McVITI, of Vancouver, B. C. this week.

Harry BROWN is fixing up the old White House Saloon. The place will be known as the Bohemian Bar. PETERS & RYAN are doing the work.

Mrs. PERSAL and daughter, Miss Hazel, who have spent the summer with Mrs. Geo. POLLAND, left Saturday for their home in Pennsylvania.

Jennie and Mary DORR left Wednesday for Seattle. They will work for the San Juan Packing Company.

Earl SHEAFE returned to the University of Puget Sound Monday, where he will complete his course. Mr. SHEAFE is a senior this year.

G. A. WILKINSON, the baker, will build a residence on the corner of Fourth and Clark streets. Mr. WILKINSON has purchased a site of G. P. PERLEY in this desirable location, and will at once commence the erection of a neat and thoroughly appointed home.

Friday, October 6, 1905:

Miss Sena LEE, of Birch Bay and Mr. Lin HANSON, of Custer were married in Bellingham on Wednesday, Oct. 4th. Mr. and Mrs. HANSON took the N. P. train for Portland, where they will spend week at the Lewis & Clark Exposition. Miss LEE is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. LEE, Mr. LEE being one of the well known ranchers [in] this locality, who owns one of the finest farms in the county. Mr. HANSON is also a rancher, and is held in the highest regards here as a young man of worth and integrity. The Journal extends the well wishes of the community to the young couple.

NEW HARNESS SHOP Charles GELL, of Ferndale, has made arrangements through Geo. S. SHAW for the lease of the Steaubli building formerly occupied by the Blaine Reporter. He will open a first class saddlery the first of November. This is one line of business which is not represented in Blaine, and Mr. GELL comes to a good field for the man who will stick and use the people right.

James ALLEN, fireman on the yarding engine at the McCRAW, FABER & AMES camp, at How(e) Sound, B. C., was instantly killed Friday morning, October 6th. A tree fell across a small building occupied and used as an office by O. C. McCRAW and A. J. FABER, neither of whom were at the camp at the time of the accident. Mr. ALLEN and Charles McCRAW were in the building at the time of the accident. McCRAW escaped with slight injuries. The remains were buried at Vancouver Saturday afternoon.

The attendance in the Blaine Public Schools is gradually increasing and the entire enrollment is now four hundred fifty-four.

Esther ZWECKL of Michigan entered the seventh grade Monday and her brother George entered the first year of the High School.

Miss Mathea HOVIC is the guest of Mrs. Jno. J. PINCKNEY this week.

Mrs. Geo. D. C. PRUNER and children visited her brother Mr. HAM, at Custer Wednesday.

A. J. MATTHEWS, editor of the Blaine Bee, was in Bellingham Tuesday.

Mrs. J. W. HUNTER went to Seattle Sunday to meet her daughter Mrs. TAYLOR, who comes from Iowa to visit her parents.

Johundur OLAFSON died at Seattle Friday. The funeral was Sunday. Mr. OLAFSON formerly lived in Blaine.

Mrs. Ada M. SNOW purchased Emmet McDONALD's place this week. The price paid was $850. George S. SHAW made the sale.

Friday, October 13, 1905:

P. F. FULLER and family have moved in to the ROSS house on Cedar street.

Tom LARKINS, of Aberdeen, has returned home after a few days with his mother-in-law, Mrs. MALLOY.

Andrew Henry BAYNTUN and Cassie Blanche HUNTLEY were united in marriage last Monday by the Rev. F. W. MACCAUD. The happy couple left by the evening train for New Westminster, their present home.

Mrs. Alvin MINOR and four children were the guests of Mrs. MINOR's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. KAYLOR, in Bellingham the first of the week.

Guy DUNNING spent Sunday at home returning to his school at Grand View on the evening train.

H. E. McGINNIS, of Vancouver, who used to be the depot agent here spent Sunday in this city.

Rev. and Mrs. Albert WARREN are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine big boy at their house. Dr. KING is in attendance.

Friday, October 20, 1905:

C. C. CROY has sold his place east of town to Frank BOGUE for $700. C. C. CROY will build another house.

COLE Brothers Livery have rented the I. O. G. T. building and moved in.

The infant chid of Mr. and Mrs. A. WARREN died last Friday afternoon.

Miss Mabel HOUSE, of Bellingham, spent Sunday with her sister Mrs. P. F. FULLER.

Mrs. E. S. REAM, of Omaha, Neb. and Mrs. John ENDERS, of Ponca, Neb., who have been visiting at the home of their nephew, Mr. Kenneth LINDSEY, started Wednesday for their homes. Mr. Jas. RUCKER accompanied them. He will spend the winter in the east.

Thos. SPHON [SPOHN], who was a resident of this city a few years back, returned to Blaine from Los Angeles, Calif., Tuesday of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. ROLPH are entertaining a young lady at their home. The small visitor arrived Sunday morning October 15th 1905.

Lester LIVINGSTON went to Bellingham Monday to be at the bed side of Oscar VOLD. That young man has been at St. Joseph's hospital for many weeks. He has relatives here who failed to come to his assistance.

Mr. and Mrs. John ROSS, who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Joe WILLIS, of Blaine, and their son, L. M. ROSS, of Anacortes, started for their Missouri home this week.

--The attendance in the High School is 36. There are three seniors, three juniors, thirteen sophomores, and seventeen freshmen.
--Because of the death of her baby brother, Anna SOFFONIASON was out of school last week. Friday, October 27, 1905:

James ECKFORD was born in Canada in 1870 and departed this life Oct. 23, 1905. While working in a logging camp at Maple Falls a tree fell on him breaking his leg. He was taken to St. Luke's hospital, Bellingham. After suffering intensely for three weeks he died with blood poison. The remains were brought to Blaine, and the funeral services held at the Free Methodist church Wednesday, Oct. 25th. He leaves a father, two brothers and a sister to mourn their loss.

The third grade has one new pupil, Miss Grace LOGAN, of Birch Bay.

Mrs. C. H. BURNETT, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly a resident of Blaine is the guest of Mrs. P. FOSTER.

Mr. and Mrs. D. GILMORE of Ontario, Canada are visiting their cousin, Mrs. J. H. MARTIN, for a few days. The young couple are on their wedding tour and are visiting friends and relatives along the way. On their return they will visit Victoria, Seattle and Portland.

C. R. CASPAR will begin the construction of a new dwelling house on H street near A. Y. SEELY's soon. The new house will be about 25 x 36 feet in size and will probably be occupied by Mr. CASPAR who will rent his present home.

Friday, November 3, 1905:

--Mr. and Mrs. Frank JAMES are rejoicing over the arrival of a little daughter.
--Our school house has been enlarged, another room being added which will be occupied next week. Miss McBRIDE will be the new teacher and Mr. JACK will be at his old post.
--Mr. LUDWIGSON and Mr. OLSON have lumber on hand for their new houses, which will commence soon.
--Mr. ERICKSON's new house is nearing completion.

The home of John KULP, of Delta, was burned to the ground Tuesday morning. The fire started about 11:15 in the morning. Mrs. KULP and the children were alone in the house. The range, one trunk and the sewing machine only were saved. The cause of the fire is unknown. There was six hundred dollars insurance. Colonel PRESTON brought the news to this city.

Miss Regina SCHLADER and Mr. R. C. WELLS were united in marriage at Bellingham Tuesday by Judge WILLIAMS. Miss Ella CROY accompanied her sister to Bellingham. Mr. and Mrs. WELLS returned to Blaine Wednesday.

M. G. SCOUTEN, of Bellingham, was in the city the last of last week looking after his property here. Mr. SCOUTEN owns considerable tide lands on the waterfront.

Mrs. Frank HASTINGS transferred her lodging house to Tommy KING last week and left for Aberdeen. These are the rooms in the Circle building above the Bohemian Bar.

Mrs. COOK and Mrs. WEEKS, sister of Mrs. T. A. KENNEDY, both of whom reside at Eureka, Cal., arrived in Blaine last Saturday.

Friday, November 10, 1905:

--Miss Winnifred ELLSPERMAN, of Danville, Washington, entered the eighth grade last week, her brother George entered the fourth grade.
--Miss Mamie POPPLE withdrew from the eighth grade Wednesday to attend the convent at New Westminster, B. C.
--Miss DODD's pupils who have been neither absent nor tardy this term are: Stanley GILDAY, Lester KENNEDY, Derrel LINDSAY, Oscar STEVENSON, Samuel ODDSON, Lulu GOTCHY, James ROLPH, Louis STEVENSON, Howard SMITH, Samuel WELLINGHAM.

Geo. ELLSPERMAN and family have moved into the JOHNSON house on E street.

Egbert CARTER, who formerly lived here, visited his uncle, Mr. FENTON the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. S. T. ROOT are rejoicing over the arrival of a little son Tuesday morning. Dr. KING was the physician in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. O. H. LEE, of Birch Bay, left Saturday for Sumas to spend Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Lindy HANSON. They were accompanied by Master McKinley LEE, who will remain with his sister to attend school at Sumas.

Miss Ida CRONISTER and Mr. Chas. H. WILKES, of Port Townsend, were united in marriage by C. W. GREGORY, Tuesday morning, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. CRONISTER, city. The bride is one of Blaine's most popular young ladies, having grown to womanhood here. Mr. WILKES is a young man of the best reputation among those who know him. Mr. and Mrs. WILKES left on the morning train and will visit friends at Port Gamwell and other points. They will reside at Port Townsend.

Carl CARLSON and family, of Badger, are in destitute circumstances. Mrs. CARLSON has been sick for some time and Mr. CARLSON has to stay away from work to care for his wife and six little children. Geo. BROWN, of Custer, and Mrs. STOOPS, of Haynie, are receiving donations of clothing and provisions. The farmers send this word to the city. They state that they will provide potatoes and farm produce. They ask Blaine for clothing and groceries. If some local charitable institution cares to take charge of this work well and good. Otherwise, and until further notice, the Journal will care for contributions and see that they are delivered.

Will WILDEN and family have moved into the SEVERE house.

Mrs. M. J. MATTISON and Miss Maggie AMMAND, of Pleasant Valley, went to Hall's Prairie, B. C., Wednesday to visit their uncle Mr. AMMAND.

The H. C. TAYLOR Shingle Mill at Drayton burned Thursday morning. The loss was $20,000 and there was $10,000 insurance. This is the third fire Mr. TAYLOR has suffered since he came to Blaine and each one has been very destructive.

John TARTE, son of James TARTE, of Custer, sprained his ankle this week in a football practice. The boys of Pleasant Valley and Custer were preparing for a match but it has been called off.

Friday, November 17, 1905:

There is scarlet fever in the home of James PORTER, of Haynie. There are also several children staying out of school at Haynie because they have been exposed and fear is spreading. The PORTER family are quarantined.

Friday, November 24, 1905:

--Walter HAWKINS, Willie HINES, and Harold ELLSPERMAN were enrolled in the primary grade at the Central school last week.
--Mae BUCH of the seventh grade left school and is going with her parents to Vancouver, B. c., where they will reside in the future.
--Mable MASSY and Mary DORR are new pupils in Miss HAWKINS room.
--Chester DURANCE entered the Fourth grade the latter part of last week.
--Howard MERRILL entered the eleventh grade the first of the week. The High School students are glad to have him back this year.

S. K. ROUNDS and wife reached Blaine last week and will occupy J. BUCH's former home on F street. Mr. ROUNDS is the man who recently became interested in the H. L. JENKINS Lumber Company and is one of the company's heavy stockholders. He comes from Kansas and will not only take an active part in the affairs of the lumber company, but will become a resident of Blaine.

C. Scott SHELTON and Gordon McELMON have made arrangements to form a partnership and go into the grocery business. The Hall building on Third and Martin has been secured and the new firm will be prepared to open its doors to the public about Dec. 10. Next spring the firm will put in a line of dry goods.

Mrs. O. V. HALL went to Seattle Sunday to meet her brother, Roy PARKS of Ilwaco, who will return with her and spend the winter in Blaine.

Sidney NICOLL and Leslie FOX left Sunday for Vashon College, where they will enroll as students.

Mrs. S. E. DAVID is in Anacortes visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. J. BLAKE.

A. M. CAMPBELL left Sunday for his home in Kansas, where he was called on account of the illness of his father.

ADAMS and LATHAM have nearly completed the residence of G. P. WILKINSON on E street.

The new Catholic church was dedicated Sunday. Father FERLAND of Bellingham and Father BOULETT of Ferndale conducted the ceremonies.

Lewis DURANSO who is visiting his brother-in-law, A. GOTCHY, went to Anacortes Wednesday.

F. B. WEAVER arrested a deserter from the United States army last week named Arthur Francis PRATT. He took the prisoner to Fort Lawton Monday.

Friday, December 1, 1905:

Mrs. Maggie MOON and Mr. Clinton A. MOSHER were married at the bride's home on Martin street Monday afternoon. The ceremony was solemnized by H. E. MASON, being a pretty home wedding. Mr. MOON is a popular dressmaker who has resided in this city for several years. Mr. MOSHER is the junior partner in the Confectionery and Tobacco dealers, LIVINGSTON & MOSHER, of this city, and is one of the brightest young men in this city. He came here from Pennsylvania something like five years ago. Mr. and Mrs. MOSHER will reside in Blaine.

--D. GOODER, who has been laid up with a broken leg is rapidly recovering.
--Mr. PIKEHIRD, of Wisconsin, has purchased Mr. SCUTTS farm for $1,300 and has moved on with his family.
--James BROWN's new house is nearing completion, and when finished it will be one of the finest on the road.
--Thomas ELLIS is building a concrete apple house that when completed will hold 2, 000 boxes of apples.
--Miss Phoebe SHIELDS has been quite ill in Bellingham of tonsilitus.

C. E. FLINT, proprietor of Hope Farm, was in Blaine Tuesday.

T. H. DEARBORN is in charge of the dry goods department at Harry LITTON's store.

Henry LOOMIS did the brick work on the L. W. DAIVD and NOFFSINGER houses on G street last week.

Miss HUSTEAD is assisting M. M. BARBER in the jewelry store for the Christmas trade.

Miss Mayme POPPLE was home from Westminster the first of the week. The school she is attending was closed on account of dyptheria.

Mrs. Geo. R. BOW and little daughter of North Bend, B. C. came over Saturday to spend Thanksgiving with her cousin Mrs. C. F. HUNTER.

Coxy STOKES has sold his farm at Drayton and is going to move across the mountains. He has already made arrangements to purchase a home on the other side of the watershed.

Fred FABER, of Everett, came up Friday to visit his uncle Mr. Jas. MILHOLLIN. He returned to Everett Sunday. He is a brother of Mr. A. J. FABER of this place.

Friday, December 8, 1905:

Since the people of Blaine have by a highly complimentary majority chosen Thomas QUIRT for mayor of this city it is timely to publish a few facts relative to him. Mr. QUIRT was born on a farm near Arthur, Wellington County, Ontario, about forty-two years ago. He came to Blaine in 1889. He was until a little over a year ago engaged in the blacksmith business here. At that time he sold the blacksmith shop to Geo. SHAY and became junior partner in the Klondyke Livery Stable. Mr. QUIRT has served on the city council and refused the office of councilman-at-large last year to become a candidate for mayor. He was defeated in the caucus. This year he was elected by a vote of 254 to 117.

J. B. FERRIS is building a neat cottage on Martin street.

Mrs. C. M. BREED, of Seattle, spent Thanksgiving with her sister Mrs. E. J. TOLFORD, returning Monday.

J. H. MORRIS of Santa Barbara, California, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Geo. MONTFORT.

Arch TAYLOR, of Ayreshire, Ia., arrived in Blaine last week to join his wife here.

J. H. MORROW started Monday for his home at Jonesboro, Ga., where he will spend a four weeks vacation.

Miss Zena LEE and her brother Ole returned Saturday from Sumas where they had been visiting their sister, Mrs. Lindy HANSON.

Mrs. R. M. BURDETT, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas. HANCOCK, went to Seattle Sunday evening for a few days visit.

Miss Birdie SHAW was called to Seattle Monday to assist Mrs. C. L. WADHAMS in nursing Mr. WADHAMS, who is sick at the Seattle General Hospital with typhoid fever.

Friday, December 15, 1905:

James KETCHEM, of Stanwood, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. N. S. DOUGLAS.

Alexander SCHULTZE spent Sunday in Blaine. He says that Custer Creamery is turning out excellent butter. He says that that institution is paying 30 cents for butter fat.

Born, Tuesday, December 12th, 1905, to the wife of G. B. PRATT, of Everett, a son.

Geo. HUMPHREYS, who formerly operated the blacksmith shop on the corner of Washington and Clark street has sold his shop at Sumas. He has bought some lots at that place and is erecting a livery barn, 40x60. There is quite a boom on at Sumas, and we all hope George will do well.

A marriage license was issued last week by Auditor MILLER in favor of Sigurdur BJORDIER and Miss Elizabeth GOODMAN, both of Blaine.

Friday, December 22, 1905:

Carl GRONVOLD, the Blaine Fish Merchant, was a Bellingham visitor Monday.

President Edward BROWN, of the Nooksack Valley Rapid Transit Company was in Bellingham Monday.

The Bee has moved its office to Third Street, two doors south of the Journal Office.

Harry SIMONS started Wednesday for a trip across the continent. He will visit at Boston, Portland and Fairfield, Maine.

The C. A. BUSWELL ranch of ten acres at Ferndale sold last week for $2600. Mr. BUSWELL purchased a six acre tract in the Clover Addition to Bellingham.

Miss Mona DAHL, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DAHL, was very ill this week with typhoid fever.

Mr. BLAINE, son of Z. T. BLAINE, who is working at the HINE mill spent Sunday at home. He says the HINE mill is making lots of shingles these days and that a new double block will be put in at an early date.

L. SCHIESTEL, the Blaine tailor, had a fire Wednesday that came near destroying his home. The wall took fire at the entrance of a stove pipe into the chimney. The fire department appeared promptly and by use of the chemical engines extinguished the blaze. Considerable damage was done but Mr. SCHIESTEL carried sufficient insurance to cover the loss.

Friday, December 29, 1905:

At the reisdence of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. TAPLIN, in this city, Thursday afternoon, Miss Eva Leonora TAPLIN and Mr. Harry Alfred RAND were united in marriage by the Rev. Geo. A. SHEAFE. The bride was attended by Miss Virl CARTER, of Seattle, and Mr. Alex CAMPBELL, of Clear Lake, acted as best man. Miss TAPLIN is a Blaine girl having lived here since infancy, coming here from Iowa. Mr. RAND is a photographer by occupation and has resided in Blaine for three years. He was born in England coming to the United States twenty-three years ago. Mr. RAND has gained a favorable reputation as a young man of principle and a skilled photographer while in this city. He will continue to operate the RAND Gallery. Mr. and Mrs. RAND left on the afternoon train for Seattle, where they will spend a couple of weeks. They will be at home in Blaine after February first.

Born, Saturday, December 23rd 1905, at Blaine, Wash., to the wife of A. L. TAYLOR, a ten pound son.

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