Friday, November 6, 1891:
The following resolutions were passed by Hesperus Commandery:
Again it has pleased the Supreme Ruler, of the universe to sever our mystic circle and to summon to his eternal presence our Standard Bearer, Sir Knight William Henry Harrison HAKES, ....
Sir Knight HAKES was born in New York on October 1, 1840, and after having graduated with high honors at Madison university in his native state, left the halls of learning and enlisted for the war of the rebellion. At the head of his regiment as colonel commanding he made an honorable record in many of the battles in which it was engaged. After the war his ambition to carve out for himself fame and fortune, led him to engage in many large undertakings in foreign countries as well as in the United states, on railroad construction and public works, as a contractor, and, finally having traversed the country from north to south and east to west, he, but a few short months since, with his family chose Fairhaven, the "Imperial City," as his home and abiding place.
As a citizen he was universally respected and in his daily contact with men of all classes and opinions he exhibited a disposition as remarkable as it was pleasing; he was open-hearted and generous to a fault.
As a politician, having selected his candidate, he did not trade or barter, but "stayed with him," as witness his devotion to his former commanding general as one of the immortal minority of "306" at the National Republican convention in 1885.
As a Sir Knight, our commandery has lost one of its brightest ornaments, one of its strongest advocates and one of its most warm-hearted and exemplary members.
As a husband and father who dare approach and uncover the sanctity of his home! there he was especially tender and considerate of those so near and dear to him. To the bereaved widow and fatherless children, we extend our heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of deepest woe and express to them our highest appreciation of the character and virtues of the husband and father, and commend them too the care of Him who doeth all things well. ...
J. P. DeMATTOS, S. E. ZINN, John K. ROLL
The Port Townsend Leader of Wednesday morning contains the following:
An Indian Finds His Lifeless Body Floating in Port Townsend Bay
Following is a special dispatch to the Herald, received from Port Townsend at 1 o'clock this morning, giving all that is known there of his death:
An Indian paddling a canoe in the bay, off Union wharf, this afternoon say a body floating about in the water. After getting it to the foot of Adams street he notified Officer William FURLONG of the discovery and he hastened to the scene, and after the remains had been floated to the beach under the dock in the rear of the Casino saloon, Coroner WYCKOFF was sent for and the remains were identified as those of Colonel W. H. HAKES, late of this city, but now residing at Fairhaven. When found the body presented a horrible sight, the features being swollen and distorted. Over the right eye there is an abrasion, while on the back of the head there is a lump which looks as if it had been inflicted with some heavy instrument. The right temple is also swollen. The colonel may have strayed to the water's edge and accidentally fallen off and the marks on his person may have been caused by coming in contact with piling, as there was a storm sunday night and the tide was very strong. On the other hand, his watch is gone and his collar and tie were not on the body when found. One dollar and seventy-five cents was all the money on his person. He usually wears considerable valuable jewelry, and sometimes carried a considerable amount of ready money on his person. Some are suspicious of foul play, but that theory is not supported by a great deal of evidence. Certainly, his watch may have dropped out of his pocket, and been wrenched off by the force of the tide. The absence of his collar and tie is of course suspicious, but unless the robber, if there was foul play, was after the diamonds which the colonel usually wore on his neck scarf, which it is not certain that he had on when he got into the water, death would seem to have been the result of accidental drowning. A dispatch from Fairhaven states Colonel HAKES had but a small sum of money when he left home, and a considerable portion of this is known to have been spent during the trip to this city. A valuable ring was on one finger when the body was found, and Frank JAGO, from whom the outfit was purchased, says that the chain and charm attached, which was left, are almost as valuable as the watch which is missing. Though somewhat pressed lately, Colonel HAKES is believed to have been thoroughly solvent. This would remove all doubt that the case might have been suicidal. An inquest, and possibly an autopsy, will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow. Colonel HAKES was a member of Hesperus Commandery, Knights Templar of Fairhaven, and last year was a member of the Jefferson county Republican convention.
Colonel W. H. HAKES was born in New York about 50 years ago, and was educated at Madison university in that state. Soon after graduating he entered the war, and while still a youth he led the 125th regiment through many of the famous victories of the rebellion. After the war he had a varied and interesting career in his own and in foreign countries. He was a banker in Texas, and a member of the Chicago board of trade, where he lost $40,000 in a day. For some time he resided at Aguascalientes, Mexico, where he was a heavy contractor on the Mexican Central Railroad. It was there that he became acquainted with Captain WASSON, the new collector of the Puget Sound customs district, and they were warm friends until the colonel's death. The colonel was one of the immortal "306" who voted first, last and all the time for GRANT at the Chicago convention in 1880, and received one of the medals distributed among the members of this band of Spartans. Colonel HAKES had resided in Fairhaven a little over a year, and had performed several heavy contracts on street work. He was a member of the Hesperus Commandery K. T., the Cascade club, and the chamber of commerce. He carried into all these organizations a zeal and enthusiasm that made his presence a host. He was a jovial, good natured, great-hearted man, who made friends everywhere, and his presence was the life and inspiration of every social occasion. His genial warm-heartedness will long be missed in the various fraternities to which he belonged. His pre-eminent social qualities made him one of the best known men on the Pacific coast. He probably enjoyed a wider acquaintance, from the East to the West, than any other man in private life in the Northwest.
Mr. M. V. SMITH, of Portland, brother-in-law of H. Y. THOMPSON and a cousin of Mr. Clarence CARTER, of New Whatcom, is at the Fairhaven.
O. B. WILLIAMS is in Port Gardner, where he is arranging for opening a branch of his sash, door and blind business.
Charles LOVERING, the owner of Matia island in the Straits of Georgia, is in the city today, the guest of Messrs. HUNTER and GAMWELL.
Hattie, 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William BERNARD, died Tuesday night of a complication of diseases superinduced by a severe attack of diphtheria. The remains were taken to Seattle last evening on the State of Washington for interment in the Jewish cemetery.
W. L. F. SOUTER was caught between the plank trucks and the boiler came down and lodged upon him and his lifeless body was afterward removed from under it. ALLISON was struck by an axle and instantly killed. Chris. CHRISTIANSEN was picked up insensible with several ugly scalp wounds, but not dangerously injured. He was brought to this city and taken to the office of Dr. THOMAS, the company's physician. The other men who were injured were cared for at the camp.
Coroner J. Mr. WARINNER accompanied by J. A. KIRKPATRICK, J. K. ROLL and W. S. PARKER started for the scene of the accident immediately after the receipt of the intelligence of the occurrence, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. A careful examination of the place was made by the coroner. The remains of ALLISON were taken across the lake in a boat and carried to his home on the opposite shore, where he lived with his young wife. The remains of SOUTER were brought to this city and placed on Coroner WARINNER's morgue.
Mr. SOUTER came here about one year ago from Sturgis city, S. D., where he was sheriff of Meade county. Until recently he was on the police force here and was very highly esteemed by his brother officers and all who knew him. He had been working at the Blue Canyon mine about three weeks, was about 36 years old, and leaves a wife and four children here, the oldest being about 8 years. He was a member of the Deadwood Masonic lodge, No. 7, and was also a member of the Order of Foresters and Knights of Pythias. He was insured in the Masonic Insurance Company of Yankton, s. D., for $2,000.
ALLISON was about 25 years of age, and a distressing feature of his death is that he was only married about six weeks ago, and had been at work at the mine only fourteen days. One brother, Joe ALLISON, was formerly a conductor on the Fairhaven & Southern, and another has a ranch near Chuckanut.
The remains of SOUTER are being embalmed by WARRINNER, and were shipped to Sturgis City, accompanied by his wife and children, Thursday morning. ALLISON's remains were shipped to Tacoma for interment Wednesday.
The block and hook was brought to this city by the coroner. Mechanics say that manufacturers of blocks are supposed to make the hook stronger than the combined strength of the ropes of the size the pulleys are made to receive. In other words, when the hook and tackle are made properly, the rope will break first.
The building is owned by Mr. Frank LESLIE, a sign painter who formerly resided here, but who is now in California. An examination of the premises after the fire disclosed that the blaze was of incendiary origin. An odor of coal oil pervaded the apartment in which the flames originated. The torch had evidently been applied at the base board at one side of the room. A streak was charred over the wall paper up to the paper ceiling, which was burning when the fire was discovered. The entire ceiling was burned, and the flames had burned through the roof in several places before they were quenched. Where the flames had turned up the wall there was a strong odor of coal oil. The building was unoccupied. A door to the woodshed was open, giving access to the house without a key.
Mr. HUNTOON left this city on the 17th of September, stating that he was going to California. He told persons with whom he had business that he would return in about four weeks, but no word has been received from him by his family since his departure. He was seen going East after he left here.
Those who are familiar with the home life of Mrs. HUNTOON for the past few years, will not be surprised to hear of her petition for a divorce. The defendant's cruelty to herself and children has made her life a sorrowful one.
The complaint alleges that the husband has not only frequently abused her with the use of profanity and vile epithets, but sets forth particular instances of his cruelty in beating and striking her. While they were residing in Sehome, in 1889, he beat her about the head and face until her face and eyes were black from the bruises for weeks afterward. At the same time he terrified the children and neighbors by breaking out the windows of the room in his rage.
The complaint alleges that on the night of the 6th of June last, in this city, the defendant beat and choked the plaintiff until she fainted from exhaustion and fright, and on the 11th of july he knocked her down and kicked her. It is also alleged that in 1885 the defendant knocked down his son, Richard Waldron HUNTOON, then a child of 5 years of age, and beat him so that he did not get over his injuries for years.
The plaintiff, as Laura WALDRON, was married to the defendant in 1867, at Lowell, Mass. The issue of the marriage is six children, now with their mother in this city, as follows: Burton Waldron HUNTOON, age 22 years; Raymond Daniel HUNTOON, age 16 years; Mary Nellie HUNTOON, age 13 years; Richard Waldron HUNTOON, age 11 years; Carrie Grace HUNTOON, age 9 years. The family has resided in Sehome and Fairhaven since July 6, 1888. Prior to this they resided in Seattle for six years, and prior to that in Utah, where Mr. HUNTOON was interested in mines.
This case involves property to the value of $127,000. All of this is community property with the exception of about $12,000, which is held in her own right by the plaintiff, it being property acquired by judicious investment of which she has inherited or received by gift from her relatives. ....
-Marriage licenses were issued from the office of the county auditor yesterday to Charles E. FLINT and H. Amanda ELLIOT, both of Blaine, and Edward D. COOK and Mamie CHADLER, both of Lynden.
-The county auditor Tuesday granted a license to wed to Will L. GILLIES, of Nooksack, and Mattie AMBROSE, of Sumas.
-J. W. ALTON returned yesterday from the East, where he has been arranging for the manufacture and sale of his recently patented envelope.
-In the county auditor's office Monday marriage licenses were issued to J. J. TROUGHTON and Lizzie WAGGONER, of New Whatcom, and Allen SCOTT and Maud STOWELL, of Fairhaven.
-In Judge GALLAHER's court Tuesday a judgment of $19.65, with costs, was obtained against Gurney Cab Company, in favor of Wm. SANDERSON, on a suit for wages.
Friday, December 4, 1891:
MURDERED BOTH OF THEMAt 8 o'clock Wednesday night the residents in the vicinity of Forest street in New Whatcom were startled by five pistol shots fired in rapid succession. Deputy Sheriff CHARLOT and Officer SEVIER hastened to 1055 Forest street, the scene of the shooting, and found that David LONG had shot and instantly killed his wife, Susan E. LONG and his son-in-law, Norman HUMES, both of whom were found lying in a pool of blood at the back door of the house, out of which the murderer had escaped. Officer SEVIER, who was the first to arrive at the scene of the shooting, tried to force open the front door and finding it securely fastened on the inside, ran around to the rear door and heard the murderer as he beat a hasty retreat through the yard at the rear of the house, but was unable to locate him in the darkness.
The story of the shooting originates with the courtship and marriage of the daughter, Ida LONG to Norman HUMES on the 15th of October last. The father objected to the marriage and the mother approved of it. Bitter feeling has existed between LONG and his wife for years, owing to his intense jealously. The trouble between them was intensified by the wife's elopement with HUMES, a short time prior to his marrying the daughter when the adulterous pair were gone eight days. Furious family disturbances have since been frequent in the household.
The son-in-law HUMES was employed in the Cornwall mill and resided for a time after his marriage with the parents of his wife at their in Keeslingville, but finding it too far from his work, he rented the house on Forest street where he was killed and moved his wife over there, and some eight days ago the wife of LONG came there to live, giving as a reason that she wished to escape the cruelty of her husband, but those who know the circumstances say she wished to be with her paramour, the husband of her daughter. LONG had often threatened to do bodily harm to both his wife and son-in-law. Yesterday morning he went to HUMES' house and begged his wife to return and live with him, threatening in case of her continued refusal to shoot them all. No thought was entertained at the time that he would carry his desperate threat into execution, as in anger he had often made similar threats which he had afterward forgotten.
The shooting last evening took place in the small three-room cottage while HUMES and his wife and her mother were seated in the kitchen at supper. The house was very scantily furnished, the front room containing only a bed, two chairs, a trunk and a sewing machine; the second a bed, a wardrobe, a trunk and a small table, while the third room in which the shooting occurred, contained a stove, a table and four chairs. While Mrs. LONG was seated at the table and Mrs. HUMES seated in her husband's lap at the supper table, LONG entered the rear door with a revolver in his hand, exclaiming, "I'll settle this," fired five shots in rapid succession, one of which passed through his wife, entering at the left breast, passing through the heart and coming out below the right shoulder blade, causing instant death. Another struck HUMES, entering the top of the head and coming out at the neck, slightly to the right of center.
HUMES' wife stepped over the body of her husband and ran out the back door, screaming, "You have killed my mother." Her father said to her, "Don't tell anybody, Baby," and disappeared into the darkness. It is thought that he ran toward Fairhaven. A man was seen running through the yard of one of the cottages on the hillside, between Front street and the railroad track, shortly afterward. It is thought that it was the murderer in his flight.
HUMES' acquaintance with the child whom he married began about a year ago at the meetings of the Salvation Army, and through his attentions to her he became acquainted with the mother, and began the intimacy which resulted in the double murder of last night. The daughter is a simple child of 16 years, very small for her age. It is generally supposed by those acquainted with the LONGs, that the marriage was a plan of Mrs. LONG's to allow her to continue her intimacy with the murdered man.
LONG came here from Dallas, Texas, four years ago, where he had been employed as a cowboy, and bought a small place in Keeslingsville. He worked for a time as a teamster and farmer, and has since worked as a laborer on the new roads in this city, where he was employed in the blasting of rocks. He is a carpenter by trade and is described as being a man very handy with a gun, and as he is known to be armed and able to shoot, he will doubtless make a good fight before he is captured.
Mrs. LONG was a comely woman of perhaps 35 years of age. She was possessed of an ugly disposition, which greatly exasperated her husband.
The daughter, Mrs. HUMES, is apparently a child of little intellect, with small round face, black hair and eyes and a dark olive complexion. She would not be taken to be over 13 years old, and is small for that age. She appeared but slightly affected by the terrible tragedy she had witnesses. She told the story of the shooting with an entire lack of emotion, and went away with the officer, who volunteered to find her a place to sleep, without a sign of regret at parting with her dead mother and husband.
The history of HUMES was not to be obtained above that he was a Canadian and has a brother in California and another in Maine. He has been in the state about two years, and worked on the pile-driver while building the G street wharf, and more recently has worked at the Cornwall mill. He was about 21 years old and was said to be a sober and industrious young man. ... HUMES and the girl, Ida LONG were married at Keeslingsville by Justice PALMER on the 15th of October last, and the father has since had a talk with Justice PALMER in which he threatened to shoot his wife and HUMES, but nothing was thought of his threat at the time.
THE DOUBLE TRAGEDYFurther developments in the double tragedy of Wednesday evening show that after the shooting LONG returned to his house in Keeslingville and prepared for permanent departure. ... A telegram signed by the daughter was dispatched to James RUSSELL, the father of the murdered woman, at Dallas, Texas, requesting him to come here at once. ...
THOMAS KANE'S BODY FOUNDJ. G. EDRINGTON, postmaster of Beach, report that the remains of Thomas KANE, the mail carrier, who was drowned in the Bay a week ago Saturday, have been found on the beach between the mouth of the Nooksack river and Captain ELDREDGE's place. ...
Bound Over.Captain ROSNER was bound over to superior court by Judge WILLIAMS at New Whatcom Monday for stabbing James BOWMAN at the Silver Beach hotel Saturday night. BOWMAN has an ugly gash in the thigh. He alleges that ROSNER has had it in for him for some time on account of jealousy because of his favoring the steamer Geneva.
Thomas DUNN, a rancher at Mountain View, was brought into town, Tuesday morning, on the regular train, with a broken leg. The accident was the result of a piece of bark falling on him at work in the woods, and will doubtless cost him the injured limb. He was conveyed to the Sister's hospital where Dr. COMPTON attended him. DUNN had recently arrived here from the east and has been more than usually unfortunate since his arrival, having lost his wife and several children previous to receiving this last injury.
VACANT DWELLING BURNSThe dwelling owned by I. J. FRANKENBERGER, at the corner of Fifteenth and Knox streets, was totally destroyed by fire, unquestionable of incendiary origin, about 3 o'clock Friday morning. The flames were first discovered by Mr. BARBER, J. F. WARDNER's coachman, who immediately turned in the alarm at the headquarters of Wardner Hose Co. The hose teams responded promptly, but the fire engine, owing to the escape of the team early the preceding evening, was delayed several minutes until a team could be procured from ROBINS Bros. ... The building has been unoccupied since vacated by Albert SHERMAN. ...
WHATCOM NOTES-J. E. SMITH, 73 years of age, died in Sumas Tuesday and is to be brought here for burial.
-Officer FIELDS has returned from his thirty-day leave. He visited his family in Missouri during his absence.
-Deputy Collector REILLY's wife is to leave next Sunday for a three months' visit with relatives and friends in London, Ontario.
-Superintendent ATKINSON, of the Cornwall mill, is confined at his house as a result of a very painful operation performed on him for the extraction of a tumor. Drs. ANGUS and BRODNEAUX of Tacoma, cut the tumor out and Mr. ATKINSON is rapidly recovering from the effects of the operation.
Marriage licenses were issued by the county auditor Monday, to Merriam C. GREY, of Fairhaven, and Lucy SEANOR, of Laurel.
C. F. HOLMBERG, of Fairhaven, was granted final citizenship papers.
MOUNTAIN VIEW AND FERNDALE-A weekly paper is soon to be started in town.
-Mr. BRUCE is building a new house just out of town.
-S. E. BARRET has a corner in the post office nicely arranged for his telegraph office.
-Mr. Thomas DUNN, of Mt. View, while slipping bark off a tree, was caught under the bark and received a fracture of the left leg. He was taken to the hospital in Seattle on Tuesday.
-Mrs. NORTON, formerly a resident of Mt. View, but now of Lynden, is visiting friends here.
-Mrs. HOPE has gone to spend several weeks with her mother, Mrs. SLATER, who lives a mile below Ferndale.
Friday, February 12, 1892:
City Treasurer Thomas HENDERSON started yesterday for a visit at his old home in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and also in Michigan, and will be absent several weeks. It is said that Mr. HENDERSON will not return alone. His many friends in this city will wish him joy.
W. R. SULLIVAN left yesterday for a combined business and pleasure trip to his old home at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and several places in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Officer CAMERON, who has lately been on duty as night officer on the lower beat, was removed yesterday by Marshal BLAKELY and was succeeded by L. W. SLOAN. Mr. SLOAN was formerly chief of police of Bismark, N. D. Mr. CAMERON had been on the force for nearly two years.
George F. ABBOTT and Minerva CAVENDER, both of Lynden, were granted a license to wed Wednesday.
Harry KING, who has been confined in the county jail for insanity, was Wednesday released by order of Judge WINN.
Louis JOHNS and James GANNON were fined $5 and costs each for drunkenness by Police Judge GALLAHER yesterday.
Mr. Edmond COSGROVE will start for San Diego, California in a short time to attend to litigation involving lands which he owns there. He will be absent several weeks.
J. R. MASON, the grocer, was painfully burned about the hands Wednesday night by overturning a Rochester lamp. Dr. BRAGG was called to the relief of his sufferings.
Alfred HAZELTON, the Blaine man who claims a third of the reward offered for the capture of the murderer of Moses YOUNKINS [YOUNKIN], Friday filed affidavits with the sheriff, the clerk of the board of county commissioners and the clerk of the city. ...
GRAND JURORS, 1892W. C. AUSTIN, New Whatcom; George AMES, Fairhaven; M. C. AXTON, Yager; J. W. ALEXANDER, Lummi; Fred AMERLING, Delta; John BOWLER, New Whatcom; George W. BOYD, New Whatcom; Jacob BECK, New Whatcom; A. S. BALCH, Fairhaven; John W. BUNT, Lummi; C. E. BARNES, Fairhaven; A. W. CUSTER, New Whatcom; O. CORDWAY, New Whatcom; E. P. CHASE, New Whatcom; O. DURANGO, New Whatcom, F. E. DOWNEY, New Whatcom; J. V. DIMON, New Whatcom; H. A. DIX, New Whatcom; John D. DeFRIES, Fairhaven; J. M. DARLING, Fairhaven; W. H. DOBBS, Lynden; M. DERMODY, Lynden; J. B. EDWARDS, Fairhaven; W. H. EAGAR, Fairhaven; Richard FENTON, New Whatcom; John FEIGH, Fairhaven; John FRASER, Fairhaven; D. W. FELT, Fairhaven; A. T. FAZON, Yager; John T. FLOWER, Acme; Edward GEORGE, Fairhaven; A. H. GERISH, Blaine; George GOODWIN, Nooksack City; H. M. GILES, Sumas; H. HOFERCAMP, New Whatcom; A. B. HART, Fairhaven; W. D. HURLBURT, Fairhaven; John HEGLER, West Ferndale; Albert HAGIN, Clearbrook; Henry HENSPETER, Birch Bay; S. D. HUMPHRIES, Fairhaven; James HOGUE, Yeager; F. W. JOHNSON, New Whatcom; Simon KILLDALL, Lynden; William LEGOE, New Whatcom; Frank LITTLEFIELD, New Whatcom; A. J. LOOMIS, Semiahmoo; Joseph LOPAS, West Ferndale; J. M. LINDSAY, Birch Bay; Morris McCARTY, New Whatcom; Peter MILLS, New Whatcom; H. L. MERRILL, Fairhaven; E. A. McFARLAND, Fairhaven; John MATSON, Fairhaven; G. W. MEAD, West Ferndale; E. E. MARSHALL, Deming; Fred McKINLEY, Acme; James MORRISON, Everson; J. H. MILLHOLLEN, Blaine; R. H. MOSLANDER, Blaine; F. M. PACKER, New Whatcom; J. H. PLASTER, West Ferndale; Wilson PLUMMER, Lynden; E. C. PORTER, jr., Haynie; C. G. REQUA, New Whatcom; R. ROSS, Fairhaven; D. E. RICE, Roeder; Charles ROSBROUGH, Blaine; D. ROGERS, West Ferndale; Thomas SLADE, New Whatcom; W. R. SYBERT, New Whatcom; G. A. SCHENECKER, New Whatcom; William SPEARS, New Whatcom; C. J. SHEFFLER, Fairhaven; Peter SLEASMAN, Licking; J. SWINEHART, Nooksack City; Jeff STEWART, Wahl; Thomas STANCLIFF, West Ferndale; Robert SHIELDS, West Ferndale; E. STRACHE, West Ferndale; J. F. SEFTON, Keyes; C. T. SNELL, Geneva; A. M. SJORGEN, Lynden; A. M. SMITH, Fairhaven; D. SEARIGHT, Sumas; W. E. TAIT, New Whatcom; E. T. TRIMBLE, New Whatcom; J. L. THATCHER, Fairhaven; Robert TRUMAN, Park; Herman THEILMAN, Lynden; John THOMAS, Lynden; Charles VINNUP, Lynden; G. A. WATSON, New Whatcom; David WEHEL, Fairhaven; George H. WATROUS, Fairhaven; W. H. WILLIAMS, New Whatcom; G. H. WESTCOTT, Blaine; J. W. WIFFLER, Blaine.
PETIT JURORS, 1892D. D. ALEXANDER, Lynden; Henry BARNETT, New Whtcom; Arthur BURNS, New Whatcom; Wm. BROWN, New Whatcom; T. H. BACON, New Whatcom; D. C. BRUNER, New Whatcom; H. M. BUTLER, New Whatcom; D. J. BUTLER, Fairhaven; Geo. A. BLACK, Fairhaven; H. B. BATEMAN, Fairhaven; Henry BARTENHAGEN, Lynden; Lyman BABCOCK, Clearbrook; E. A. BOBLETT, Blaine; M. BIRDWELL, Keys; W. H. BURDETTE, Lynden; F. M. BLOOM, Lynden; P. J. COWLEY, New Whatcom; R. F. CANFIELD, New Whatcom; A. P. CONE, Fairhaven; T. A. CREIGHTON, Fairhaven; S. P. CONNER, Sumas; E. B. COLLINS, Yager; T. J. CURTIS, Acme; Geo. W. CAIN, Blaine; W. W. CARTER, Haynie; Harry COWDEN, West Ferndale; Henry CARLE, West Ferndale; D. G. CORNELL, West Ferndale; W. P. CLINGMAN, Park; Z. W. CHRISTOPHER, Fairhaven; L. D. DRAKE, New Whatcom; K. C. DESAUTELS, New Whatcom; Geo. A. DANIELD, Fairhaven; H. J. DAKIN, West Ferndale; D. H. DeCAN, New Whatcom; Stephen A. DOUGLASS, Geneva; S. J. EGBERT, Fairhaven; E. EVERSON, Nooksack City; W. A. ECKHART, Sumas; W. H. FOUTS, New Whatcom; W. A. FRANK, Yager, W. T. FOLLIS, Lynden; E. L. FRANKLIN, Lynden; Frank GREEN, New Whatcom; W. J. GRAHAM, Fairhaven; P. B. GWINNUP, Fairhaven; M. T. GEE, Blaine; Jacob GARRIS, West Ferndale; R. L. HEAD, Fairhaven; E. L. HOPKINS, Fairhaven; F. J. HAMILTON, Fairhaven; Barney HUGHES, Sumas; R. D. HUGHES, Lynden; Will D. JENKINS, New Whatcom; R. JENNINGS, Fairhaven; Wm. P. JOHNSON, Licking; P. C. JAMES, Birch Bay; Robert KNOX, New Whatcom; R. B. KEELER, New Whatcom; O. D. LEMREAUX, Yager; P. J. Logan, New Whatcom; T. A. MARMONT, New Whatcom; W. M. MITCHELL, Fairhaven; T. E. MONOHAN, Fairhaven; E. McGINNIS, Fairhaven; C. T. MOORE, Semiahmoo; R. T. MILLSAP, West Ferndale; O. D. McDONALD, Blaine; G. W. MILLLER, Fairhaven; Christ MATSON, Lynden; C. W. MATTHEWS, East Ferndale; C. C. McCARTY, Deming; W. D. MATHIAS, Lynden; John ORCHARD, New Whatcom; W. H. OSTERMAN, Nooksack City; A. PANCOAST, New Whatcom; A. W. PETTIBONE, New Whatcom; W. H. PENFIELD, New Whatcom; O. E. PLUMB, Yager; C. M. PARK, Acme; C. P. PERLEY, Blaine; S. L. PALMER, Lynden; J. T. ROBINSON, Roeder; J. P. REID, Fairhaven; J. E. SOLVEY, New Whatcom; H. B. STRAND, New Whatcom; L. M. SONDERS, New Whatcom; K. SONSTEBY, Fairhaven; R. B. STORMS, Fairhaven; Richard SHARPLESS, Fairhaven; J. T. SHOWERS, Lummi; L. U. STENGER, New Whatcom; W. B. TABOR, Fairhaven; I. C. TEMPLIN, Fairhaven; J. R. THOMAS, Blaine; H. A. THOMPSON, Lummi; John WOODS, Fairhaven; Henry WORTH, Fairhaven; F. L. WHITENY, West Ferndale.
KILLED AT LYNDENGeorge ROHRBACHER, who was killed in Lynden Thursday morning was well known in New Whatcom, and will be mourned by many friends. The Lynden Pioneer Press of Thursday says:
We stop the press to announce the death of George ROHRBACHER, who was killed by the falling of a tree on the MALTBY place, east of town, about 10:30 this morning. At this writing we are unable to learn the full particulars. He was working with his brother Edward, and they had chopped down a cottonwood, which lodged between two others in falling, and, bounding, went over the stump, striking the unfortunate young man in the breast killing him instantly. As the tree rebounded the second time it struck him in the lower part of the body, crushing his hips and legs. George was a little past 22 years of age, a hard working and industrious young man, and well known in this county.
His aged father and mother, as well as his brothers and friends, have the sympathy of this community in their affliction. His body was brought to town and taken to the home of his parents. We learn that hardly a whole bone was left in his body, and his flesh terribly mangled. He was a native of Oil City, Penn. The unfortunate young man was buried yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock, under the auspices of the local lodge [next line cut off]
MOUNTAIN VIEW & FERNDALE-A surprise was given Mr. and Mrs. Henry SLATER in their new home Friday evening.
-J. BASTONE and his sister Lizzie have bought the Home Restaurant, and are now ready to serve their customers with the best the market affords.
-Married, Monday, Feb. 8th, at home, near Ferndale, by Rev. WELLS, Miss Mary UNDERWOOD and Mr. A. C. BUSWELL, of Whatcom. The happy couple took their departure on the noon train for Whatcom, where they will reside.
Friday, March 25, 1892:
Mr. and Mrs. ALBEE departed Saturday on their journey for Santa Barbara, Cal., where Mr. ALBEE has embarked in the commission business. They will stop for a brief visit at Eugene, Oregon, where they will meet Mr. E. M. WILSON, who is there now visiting a sister.
Friday, September 30, 1892:
NEW WHATCOM ITEMS-W. B. RAFFERTY, of Blaine, transacted business in the city Saturday.
-C. E. OWENS, of Goshen, was among the visitors to the city Saturday.
-J. S. NASS, former manager of the Byron house, was in the city Saturday.
-Mrs. HOOKER, of Brainard, Minn., is visiting Mrs. C. H. STOCKS, on C street.
-Mr. and Mrs. H. H. BABCOCK left over the C.P.R. Saturday for Memphis, Tenn.
-G. W. EATON, S. BRADLEY and Mayor WILBUR, all of Lynden, were in town Saturday.
-J. K. CHAMBERS, an attorney from Sumas, was in the city Saturday on official business.
-Master Clyde HADLEY, who has been visiting his grandparents back East, has returned home.
-Captain T. W. SIMONS, chief government engineer of this district, is registered at the Bellingham.
-Architect COX, who has been at Ferndale looking after the erection of the school house, returned to the city Saturday.
-H. J. ROBINET, of Goshen, was in the city Saturday and reports the four shingle mills of that locality in full operation with a fifth being rapidly put up.
-J. WILLIAMS has gone East to attend a dental college.
-Banker HUFTY, of Sumas, was going the Bay cities yesterday.
-Mrs. YOUNKIN was in the city from Fort Bellingham yesterday.
-A. E. DOBBS, of Mexico, is visiting his relatives in this city.
-C. M. ATKINS contemplates putting some additions to his residence.
-Geo. PRICE leaves the city today to open a logging camp on the Skagit.
-E. STURGEON, city school clerk, has returned from his camping expedition.
-BRIGGS & CLARY have bought out the Iron Bolt bath house on Holly street.
-S. L. JONES' two-story house on High street is completed and ready for occupancy.
-Fred MUNTINKA is putting up a new residence on Madison street, near Williams.
-Marshal McINTOSH received the second degree in Free Masonry last evening.
-Miss Annie STORY, of Victoria, is in the city as a guest of her sister, Mrs. E. W. PURDY.
-The stone work of the court house wall is ready for the iron work which is expected daily.
-H. W. COX, the architect, is adding extensive improvements to his residence on North Elk street.
-Collector RIELLY has commenced collecting a head tax from foreign emigrants over the C. P. road.
MARRIAGERev. F. D. MUSE, the popular pastor of the First Christian Church of New Whatcom, and Miss Anna A. FARR, of the same city, were united in the bonds of holy matrimony Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. and Mrs. J. A. BLANKENSHIP, corner of West and Munro streets. The Rev. J. L. McCULLUM, of Olympia, performed the ceremony according to the rites of the Christian church. Miss FARR has been a teacher in the New Whatcom schools for the past two years, where she won a large number of friends, among whom she was deservedly popular. The young couple have decided not to take a wedding trip in view of Mr. MUSE's church duties, and hence ready to receive their friends in their new home on the corner of Twenty-third and D streets.
MISS KELLOGG'S PARTYMiss Hattie KELLOGG have a pleasant party in honor of her guest, Miss Kate WOOLEY, at the residence of Judge G. A. KELLOGG last Monday evening. The invitations were limited to a small number of unmarried friends. ... Following are the names of whose present:
Miss Hattie KELLOGG, Miss Kate WOOLEY, Miss Elbry WILSON, Miss Gertrude HAKES, Miss Rita CHRISTOPHER, Miss WALDRON, John A. KELLOGG, C. W. HOWARD, E. S. McCORD, C. E. TAYLOR, Chas. F. WARNER and J. W. EASTON.
NEW WHATCOM NOTES-W. M. CREED, a teacher from Laurel, was in town Monday.
-George BUCHANAN, of Olympia, transacted business in town Monday.
-Mrs. LYSLE and daughter, Hallie, returned from Tacoma Monday morning.
-Julius SIEGEL, of San Francisco, was among the guests at the Bellingham Monday.
-Lars LARSON, of Columbia valley, was among the visitors at the court house Monday.
-DeCAN's shingle mill started up again Monday morning, having been closed for repairs.
-Rev. D. L. V. MOFFATT has returned from Everett where he filled the pulpit Sunday.
-Mrs. C. C. GARRETT, niece of Mrs. PARISH, left Monday for her home in Walla Walla.
-Mrs. Geo. DELLINGER returned yesterday from Tacoma, after an absence of several weeks.
-Wiley M. NASH and son, of Starkville, Miss., are in the city looking after their property interests.
-R. C. SIMPSON arrived from Tacoma Monday where he has been attending the Y.M.C.A. convention.
-A. S. CLARK has removed his cigar store into the rooms formerly occupied by the PRATT Hardware Company.
-Ephraim DELL, of Warner, B. C., and Mrs. Rosella TOULOUSE received a marriage license from the auditor Monday.
-The brick yard on the corner of Thirteenth and Walnut streets has been closed owing to an ordinance declaring against brick yards in the city limits.
-Mr. John ELWOOD, who returned to the city from Tacoma Monday, received a telegram announcing the sudden death of her (sic) brother-in-law, Mr. KIBLING, of Virginia.
-Ed BEATTIE, formerly a resident of this city, has returned to New Whatcom from San Francisco and has accepted a position in the job department of the Reveille office.
-George TURNER, who recently came to the city on a visit from Eureka, Kansas, had never met one of his father's relatives previous to his arrival in this city. While here he met his cousin, Mrs. George CURTIS, who by a strange co-incidence had also not met one of her father's relatives until Mr. TURNER's arrival.
LOCAL-Mayor and Mrs. A. McKENZIE returned Monday from Tacoma.
-Charles HILL, of Seattle, agent of the Hall Safe & Lock Co., is at The Fairhaven.
-George E. BRAND started on a trip to Everett, Seattle and Tacoma Monday.
-R. J. TURNBULL, master mechanic of the Great Northern, returned from Seattle Monday.
-Warner J. DUHRING, of Everett, arrived in town Sunday to attend the funeral of the late Col. THUM.
-Miss Etta MINOR, who has been spending several weeks with her sister, Mrs. L. T. DODSON, returned to her home in Hepner, Oregon, Monday.
-The marriage of Miss Lena WILSON, of Tacoma, and Mr. R. Dent WOOD, of Fairhaven, at Edison last evening was one of the social events of the week. Miss DARLING, of Edison, gave the newly-married couple and elegant supper, at which some thirty couples were present. The wedding presents of silverware were very elegant. After the banquet Mr. and Mrs. WOOD left for their future home in Fairhaven. -Seattle P.I. Sept. 25.
-Fairhaven has been made the transfer point for all Great Northern express for island points and Victoria, which will be carried on the Island Belle.
-Ex-Mayor TURNER was in town a few hours Wednesday for the first time for nearly a year. He is now living in Seattle ...
-Theodore PLUMMER, a capitalist of Nashville, Tenn., arrived in town Tuesday and is stopping at the Fairhaven. Mr. PLUMMER is interested in the shingle mill project now being promoted by Mr. J. S. MUNDY.
-E. G. EARLE, of the Herald, left Wednesday for a visit of several weeks at the home of his parents at Maquoketa, Iowa. He will probably attend the Columbus celebration at Chicago, on the 21st of October.
-Georgie, the little 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. FULLER, of the firm of KINSEY & FULLER, died Tuesday evening as a result of injuries received by falling from a wagon Sunday. The burial took place Wednesday at the Whatcom cemetery.
NEW WHATCOM NOTES-Planking is finished on south Elk street.
-The new fountain at Eighteenth and Broadway has been neatly painted.
-Dr. and Mrs. M. F. CHESTNUT have returned from a brief visit to Custer.
-B. W. LORING is in the city soliciting subsidies for the motor line to Lynden.
-Mr. LENHART's two-story house on Eighteenth street is nearing completion.
-Iowa street is being graded by the Bellingham Bay Improvement Company.
-Canoe street has been brought to a proper grade and planking was begun Friday.
-Victor BRADWAY has left the city to work in one of the shingle mills of the county.
-J. H. MADDEN, one of Clearbrook's merchants, was in the city Friday purchasing goods.
-The shingle cutting attachment to MILLER & BRIDENSTINE's mill will soon be ready for operation.
-F. I. SEARS, formerly assistant editor of the Victoria Times, has accepted a position on the Bellingham Bay Express.
-S. S. GORDON, one of the early settlers of the county, but now a resident of San Francisco, is visiting his friends in the city.
-F. G. UNDERWOOD reports orders for shingles coming in rapidly from Illinois and Iowa. He intends establishing an office in Fairhaven by the 1st of October.
-Mr. and Mrs. TRIMBLE have taken charge of the choir at the Sehome Presbyterian church, with Miss Nellie LEE as organist.
-P. HALBERG, of the Mount Baker shingle mill, near Deming, was in town Friday. He says the mill will be in operation within a few days.
-H. D. WOOD is adding an extra room to his cigar store.
-The public library reading room has been furnished with a stove for the comfort of its readers.
-Engineer FRENCH's dwelling at Silver Beach was destroyed by fire Friday evening, with a loss of about $400.
NEW WHATCOM PERSONAL-C. C. WILSON, editor of the Blaine Tribune, was in town Friday.
-W. S. VAIL, of Sumas, was among the visitors at the court house Friday.
-Sam PALMER, a Lynden ditch contractor, was in the city Friday for supplies.
-F. P. DOWN has been appointed customs agent for the Canadian Pacific railroad at New Whatcom.
-Mr. and Mrs. BAIRD, from North Yamhill, Or., are in the city as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. ROGERS.
-Miss Carrie E. KALLOCK, who has been on a trip to Europe, escaped quarantine by the steamer in which she was a passenger entering Boston instead of at New York. She intends coming to the city shortly.
FIFTH MILE STONEPretty little Beulah GANNON, who reached the fifth mile stone in her journey towards womanhood last Monday, gave a delightful party and reception to her young playmates in honor of the occasion, ... Ample refreshments were served, Mrs. GANNON being assisted by Mrs. BARRON, Mrs. DYKMAN, Mrs. MERRIAM, Mrs. FAZON and Mrs. POOR. Among the children present were: Nellie LEE, Nellie PRATT, Pearl PRATT, Ella SHRADER, Clarence SHRADER, Hazel WOOD, Peyche and Arros TORREY, Nellie APPLEBY, Gretchen HESS, Alice JACKSON, Maude, Fred and Arthur BAGLEY, Lydia KELLAR, Laura OWEN, Ritchie GLOSTER, Grace CUSTER, Cecil LONG, Rosa MERRIAM, Lizzie WARWICK, Hanna and Kittie SPEDDING and Effie SPIERS.
Thursday, July 5, 1894:
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. SWEET and three children have arrived from Ohio and settled at Custer on the GALER ranch.
G. B. TAYLOR is building a large barn at Lynden. Mr. WOODWARD is also building one on his farm at Laurel.
-Claude BRENTS, in getting on a pony, was thrown to the ground and, his foot hanging in the stirup, he was dragged some distance, when the leather broke thus saving his life.
-The marriage of Orin LEWIS to the beautiful and highly accomplished Miss Winnie GRIMMETTE has been the theme of gossip for several days.
-Mrs. Wm. DAVIDSON, of New Westminster, came over to her father's near Custer, on a visit and her little daughter Helena, a most beautiful and winsome child, took diphtheria and died June 29, and was buried at Enterprise.
-W. A. TELFER has gone to Oregon where he may locate. His family will follow his soon. Clearbrook loses some excellent citizens in Mr. TELFER and family.
-The firm of NATTRASS & TELFER has dissolved partnership and sold the business here to Mr. POOKE, of Seattle, who will carry a full line of goods and continue the business.
-The Y. P. S. C. E. elected officers Sunday evening as follows: President, Willie HINTON; vice-presient, V. PERINGER; secretary, Augusta SMITH; treasurer, Alize JOHNSON.
-The school board held their regular quarterly meeting last Saturday evening. Among other business transacted was the adoption of the plan of graduating classes from the eighth grade and granting diplomas. It was also decided to have the ninth year course taught hereafter, and encourage pupils to complete it and take diplomas as provided for by the state board of education.
-The closing exercises of the public school occurred Friday evening Fred OSTERMAN, Arthur KIRKMAN, Millie MORRIS and Bertha TILTON were granted diplomas for completing the eighth grade. J. Hannum JONES addressed the class and gave them some excellent advice for completing their education.
-The following pupils of the public school were neither absent nor tardy during the last month of school that has just closed:
Maud BOYER, Minnie HINTON, Mamie DUNCAN, Carrie KELLEY, Maud SMITH, Mabel ELDER, Ethel CORBIN, Eleanor ELDER, Charlie ALEX, Franklin ALEX, James ELDER, Joseph CORBIN, Eddie HAGIN, Charlie HARKNESS, Archie HEATHERS, Harry HEATHERS, Homer HEATHERS, Albert KELLEY, Tommy KELLEY, Johnnie NATTRASS, Fred OSTERMAN and Warren SMITH.
George BUTLER, P. M. W.; F. L. OLSLAGER, M. W.; J. H. McMILLAN, Foreman; Henry SCHLOSS, Overseer; Wm. HANNA, Recorder; W. H. EAGER, Financier; Herbert SHAW, Receiver; Chas. ROBINSON, Guide; R. G. MARSHALL, I. W.; Paul TIERNAN, O. W.
At the conclusion of the installation ceremonies dancing was enjoyed by a large number of guests, who had been invited by the members to witness the imposing event.
William H. CAMPBELL and Miss Hallie Wigham LYSLE were married at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. LYSLE, on Walnut street, Saturday at 10 a. m. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. P. HYLAND, of Ballard, who read the beautiful marriage service of the Protestant Episcopal church. The contracting parties stood under a marriage bell of roses, and the parlors were tastily decorated with flowers. The bride was attired in white silk with pearl trimmings and orange blossoms. After the ceremony, the happy couple and a few intimate friends of the family sat down to an elegant wedding breakfast. They left on the 1:30 p. m. train for Seattle for a thirty-day bridal trip. On their return they will reside with Mrs. LYSLE on Walnut street. Those present at the wedding were Mrs. LYSLE, Miss Carrie LYSLE, Miss Eliza McELVAIN, Miss Marian MOORE, Miss Mabel BYRNE, Miss W. BLOMQUIST, Mr. John LYSLE and Mr. Larry BYRNE. -Reveille.
-Dr. VAN ZANDT has been enjoying a visit among friends in Spokane.
-The S. FRIEDMAN Company is taking city and county warrants at par.
-Mrs. BOWERS, of Spokane, is in the city as the guest of her mother, Mrs. O'CONNOR.
-D. C. JENKINS is home for the vacation from the Bishop Scott academy at Portland.
-J. D. HANNEGAN has opened a commission house in the Hannegan block on Holly street.
-Mr. and Mrs. Andrew LARSON and son arrived in the city Friday from Chicago and will remain permanently.
-A telegram has been received from California announcing the death of Mrs. Charles ROEHL, formerly of this city.
-The completed school census of the city shows 1,405 children between the ages of 5 and 21 years, an increase of 62 over last year. There are 575 children under 5 years of age.
Miss Laura CALHOUN and brother, Scott CALHOUN, of LaConner, are in the city as the guests of Miss HUNTOON.
Captain GREGG and family have purchased the farm known as WRIGHT ranch at East Sound, where they will hereafter reside.
The completed school census of the city shows 1,405 children between the ages of 5 and 21 years, an increase of 62 over last year. There are 575 children under 5 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac TEMPLIN are spending the summer on their ranch at East Sound.
W. H. WELBON, of Seattle, is visiting at the residence of his father-in-law, Judge KELLOGG.
Warrants and time checks bought by J. S. EMERSON, Railroad avenue, New Whatcom.
Mrs. M. R. GOULD, mother of Mrs. B. W. BENSON, is on her way from the East to Fairhaven.
Frank SCHNEIDER, who has been clerking for D. W. FELT during the past two years, leaves for New York shortly. Joe SIMINEO has donned the apron and cleaver, and will fill Frank's position.
Thursday, October 25, 1894:
Listed as Benjamin D. JONES in 1890 directory.
Thursday, November 15, 1894:
-Miss Myrtle BAILEY, of this neighborhood, was united last Sunday to Edward HOLCOMB, of Lynden. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents.
-Grandma HAMMELL, mother of C. L. and J. W. HAMMELL, of this place, quietly passed away on Thursday last at the residence of her son, C. L. HAMMELL. The funeral services were held on Friday in the school house and the remains laid to rest in the Perry cemetery.
August 12, 1896:
Lew DeHAVEN, the mail carrier, is the proud father of a baby boy, which arrived Sunday morning. The nightly trips across the floor will not bother Lew, and he is accustomed to heavy loads in wet or dry weather.
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. SMITH and Miss Leda SMITH, parents and sister of Mrs. O. H. CULVER, arrived Saturday from Vermont for an indefinite visit. Dr. SMITH is a prominent republican of the Green Mountain state, having been a member of both branches of the legislature and held other important offices there.
Mrs. L. L. WORK of this city and Mrs. L. A. PUFFER of Colorado Springs returned last evening from a ten days' outing at East Sound to meet their sister, Mrs. T. M. HUNTINGTON, who arrived yesterday from Gordon, Neb. The three sisters are having a most enjoyable reunion.
W. L. TAYLOR and B. D. WINKLER have bought the Sedro lumber and shingle mill which was burned down a short time ago at Sedro. They will rebuild and equip with new machinery and expect to be in running shape by next spring.
S. ALTSHULER returned from San Francisco today, where he has been for the past month on a business and pleasure trip.
F. N. CULVER was over from Friday Harbor yesterday. He reports large catches of salmon in the traps of the Island Packing company on the salmon banks, and says the pack of that company this season promises to considerably exceed that of last year. Rather small hauls are reported from most of the other traps.
Friday, March 1, 1901:
Rachel Regina GRIFFEN aged 11 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. GRIFFEN of Deming, died at 2 o'clock this morning at the Sisters' hospital, after an illness of blood poison for the past two weeks. Her death is a great shock to all the many friends of the GRIFFEN family. "Tootsie," as she was familiarly called, was an exceedingly bright little girl and was loved by all who knew her. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the people of Whatcom as well as Deming. The remains will be at the B. B. Undertaking parlors Thursday, where they may be viewed by those who desire. The funeral will occur at 3 o'clock at Deming, Friday.
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