The Nooksack Reporter
Nooksack City, Whatcom County, Wash.

J. Hannum Jones, Editor and Proprietor

Thursday, July 7, 1892:

George D. C. PRUNER has revived the Blaine Journal as an independent paper.

Fred ZOBRIST of Acme was knocked off his horse last week by a branch of a falling tree, and had an arm broken.

Hugh MCGUIRE, a brother of Mrs. HOWARD, while working in the woods last Thursday, met with a fall breaking three ribs and sustaining internal injuries.

The Byron House, New Whatcom, has changed hands, A. R. POTTS of Wisconsin succeeding S. J. NASS, who will give his personal attention to his property interests in Fairhaven. Mr. POTTS intends to keep up the reputation of this popular hotel.

On Sunday last the Union Sunday School elected Elder MCGRATH superintendent for the fifth term, and Peter GILLIES, jr., as secretary and treasurer. The teachers chosen were - bible class E. H. CLARK, intermediate classes Miss Amy ELDER and John GILLIES, juvenile class Miss Stella THOMPSON.

---LICKING---
Mrs. W. P. JOHNSON and daughter Zoa, Mr. JOHNSON, Master DONAVAN of Whatcom and Col. C. B. JONES of your city, made a picnic on Mount Licking on the Fourth, and erected the stars and stripes on the peak.

Guinn GREER was crushed to death in the Garden street sewer trench last Saturday. The formation was shale, and a huge mass slid forward pinning him to the opposite side of the trench, and squeezing him to death in sight of his fellow workmen. Although the entire force worked heroically it was nearly 30 minutes before the body was released, but life was extinct. An examination showed that no bones were broken, but that the tremendous mass had compressed the life out of the imprisoned body. The deceased was about 31, and had a wife and three children in Nebraska waiting for him to earn enough money to bring them to this State. The jury of inquest declare that "no blame attaches to the foreman of the work or any other person, there being nothing to indicate that there was any greater danger at that point than any other on the said work." It is not clear that this verdict precludes the usual suit for damages.

John KILDALL and Ole NISSLEY, both of Lynden, were in town on Sunday, with a pair of ponys and a buggy. After they were ready to start home, they called on their way at the SWANSON cottage, leaving the team standing while they went into the house. The ponys wanted to see more of the City and started back at a lively gate (sic) - in fact it was a tearing, smashing, get-out-of-the-way sort of gait which cities usually forbid by proper ordinance. Parts of the buggy were distributed along their route, and at the bridge it was overturned and the top ground off in great shape. They were brought to a stop in front of OSTERMAN's and when the buggy was righted it was found the running gears and parts of the harness escaped the general wreck. By the use of tacks, nails, strings, rope, wire, &c., &c., the boys were able to put enough of the harness and wagon together to make a fresh start for home, and "as the shades of night were falling fast" they had the help of the darkness to cover from their fellow citizens of Lynden the dilapidated condition of their returning outfit.

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. May 11, 1892
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Monday, June 27th, 1892, viz:

WILLIAM B. ROBINSON
Pre. D. S. No. 16,684, for the lot 7 southeast quarter of southwest quarter, section 10, lots 8 and 9, section 15, twp. 39 north range 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: Henry ROBERTSON, Lewis DARROW, E. J. CLEARY and Frank SEFTON, all of Keese, Wash.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. April 30th, 1892 Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Wednesday, June 15th, 1892, viz:

LOUIS BARIL
Hd. App. No. 9,210 for the south half of northeast quarter, northwest quarter of northeast quarter and s-e quar. of n-w quarter sec. 20 township 38 north range 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: John FOGERTY, Robert BELL, Thos. RIDER and Frederick MCKINLEY, all of Acme, Washington.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

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Thursday, August 25, 1892:

Dr. H. THOMPSON

PHYSICIAN - and - SURGEON

NOOKSACK CITY, WASH.

Special Attention to Diseases of Women and Children.

The Assessors' census shows that there are in New Whatcom 194 adult Norwegians, 249 Swedes and 57 Danes. In Fairhaven 42 Swedes, 85 Norwegians and 37 Danes, making a total adult population of these nationalities on Bellingham bay 664.

The single mill at Everson, owned by BARKNESS Bros. & SCOTT, which was burned, had only been in operation a few days, and the dry-house was being filled for the first time when the fire occurred. One hundred and seventy-five thousand shingles were burned. It was not the largest, but one of the most complete mills in Whatcom county, and the loss of $3,000 falls heavy on the company.

Albert CLAPP has been granted a pension.

Blue Canyon is now the name of the post office at Park, this county.

Robt. THOMPSON, the Everson butcher, is building a house in the rear of his shop. He expects to kill a fatted calf, and have a house-warming when he moves into it.

Last week Frank AGNEW had one of his thumbs cut off, and Tuesday Will ATKINSON lot two fingers at the Tuxedo shingle mill. Frank will have to lay by several weeks and Will a month if not longer.

The International Hotel at Blaine was destroyed by fire on Monday and one of the boarders, Ed. JACOBSON, lost his life while trying to save some personal effects. The hotel loss foots up nearly $8000.

Harman and Rebecca LEE, of Tacoma, and Thomas LEE, of Whatcom, enjoyed a pleasant visit of several days to Mr. and Mrs. John PRITTS, arriving last Wednesday and returning on Monday. They are brothers and sister of Mrs. PRITTS, and have not been together for six years.

Indian "Savage" died at his place on the river, at Licking, on the 19th. He had been working in his hay field, got over-heated, drank a great deal of water, was taken with cramps, resulting in death. He was not only industrious, but one of the most progressive Indians in this Valley. He had occupied his farm for over twenty years, and had supplied himself with teams, tools and farming utensils years ago. He was regarded as a good neighbor and highly thought of in his community.

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. July 13, 1892
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Saturday, September 3d, 1892, viz:

EDGAR A. SPEES
Pre. D. S. No. 16,710, for the southwest quarter southeast quarter section 22, northwest quarter of northeast quarter section 27, twp. 39, north range 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: R. C. BELL and E. W. OWEN of Deming, C. F. HATTON and C. C. CLOWS, of Welcome, Wash.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

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Thursday, September 29, 1892:

A. MANSFIELD's real-estate office on Elk street, Fairhaven, was burglarized in broad daylight, and check and cash aggregating $400 were secured by the daring robbers. Mr. MANSFIELD left his office to go to luncheon at 12:15 p.m. When he returned at 2:15 he found that the office had been entered, the safe opened and the valuables taken.

Nooksack City Lodge No. 33, I. O. G. T. meets every Tuesday evening. Visiting members cordially invited. CADE & VAN VALKENBURGH's Hall. D. H. BERG, L. D.

Commencing August first, and for sixty days, Dr. DANEL, leading dentist on the Bay, will make best plates, work and fit guaranteed for $12.00. Office, Holly Block, New Whatcom.

Mr. and Mrs. P. GILLIES jr., have returned from their wedding trip.

Rev. A. J. CANNEY has returned to Everson, Mrs. CANNEY will remain in Seattle a few days longer.

Marcus L. WILCOX, of Licking was in town on Monday.

Col. M. C. THUM, whose death occurred suddenly in Fairhaven Wednesday last, was buried in Bay View cemetery on Monday.

The saw and shingle mill put up by MCKEE & SHEA, located between Licking and Nooksack City, started to try the machinery on Tuesday.

Mrs. Martin DALE of Licking gave birth to a nine pound daughter last Friday, and Martin is about the proudest man in the county.

Mrs. Robt. HAHN has been expecting a visit from her mother and sister, Mrs. SCHNEIDER and Miss SCHNEIDER from Bristol, Rhode Island. They arrived via the Canadian Pacific yesterday.

The Ferndale drawbridge has been let by the commissioners to the Pacific Bridge company for the sum of $14,275. The bridge is to be of steel. Work is to commence at once and be completed in four months.

Barney LYNCH, the Wickersham sawmill man, was brought before Judge GALLAHER yesterday afternoon charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. It appears Mr. LYNCH sold five acres of land to Mr. John M. K. LOCKHEAD and the latter paid $100 on it, and still owes $250. Mr. LOCKHEAD claims that Barney LYNCH, who is well known in the city, represented that there were buildings on the land. Mr. LYNCH denies that he made any such statement. At the trial attorney MCFADDEN argued a demurrer to the complaint. It was taken under advisement.

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. September 19, 1892
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Friday, October 28, 1892, viz:

CHARLES C. MCCARTY
Pre. D. S. No. 16,608 for the southwest quarter northwest quarter, northwest quarter southwest quarter, and east half southwest quarter section 21, twp. 39 north, range 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: Peter O. SOLIN, Edgar A. BALDWIN and Edward E. MARSHALL, all of Deming, and Charles E. HATTON, of Welcome, Wash.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. September 7th, 1892
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Wednesday, October 26, 1892, viz:

WILLIAM M. GILLIES
Hd. App. No. 8,767, for the west half northwest quarter, northeast quarter northwest quarter and northwest quarter northeast quarter section 21, twp. 40 north range 4 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: James MCLELLLAN sr., Joseph SWINEHART, John B. PRITTS and James ELDER, all of Nooksack, Wash.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. September 13th, 1892
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Wednesday, October 26, 1892, viz:

DAVID B. HUMPHREY
Homestead App. No. 14,341, for northwest quarter section nine, township thirty-nine north, range 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: Louis DARROW, H. H. ROBERTSON, Matt BIRDWELL and C. RAGEN, all of Deming, Washington.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

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Thursday, October 13, 1892:

Mr. E. F. CLARK and family are moving into the house vacated by W. H. GALE and family.

Rev. Mr. MARSH will preach in the school house at Licking on Sunday.

Elder CARMAN rejoices in another addition to the home circle. Mother and little son are as well as could be expected.

The Prohi's will hold a meeting next Wednesday evening, Oct. 19th, at Carman - Gillies hall. The speakers are Rev. F. W. LEVY and A. W. WARREN of Blaine and H. W. NORTH of Custer.

The old BARTLETT hotel at Deming has passed into the hands of Edgar A. SPEES, who is now running it under the name of the Forest House. An opening ball will be given on Saturday night.

Daniel RUGG and family have removed from Tuxedo to Tacoma, Wash. Sorry to see them leave us. Mr. RUGG is the sort of a good citizen of which this county can never have too many.

Bert BRECKENRIDGE, of Lynden, engineer of the Minnie M., was drowned Friday night near the big mill at Whatcom. He had brought in a boom of logs and got off the boat to tie the boom to the wharf. In moving about he fell off into the water between the boom and the wharf, and coming up under the logs there was no hope for him. They grappled for nearly an hour before the body was recovered.

picture of a logboom

The dance at Mrs. WATERBURY's last Friday evening, was considered a success, and enjoyed by all. Mr. LAUNDERVILLE, the floor-manager, was the successful bachelor, but has not as yet made up his mind whether to be an old lady's darling, or a young lady's slave. The music was furnished by the Messrs. FITE and NORLAN.

-----The Premier Catastrophe-----
 About 2 o'clock last Saturday afternoon, when near Bush Point below Port Townsend, the coastal steamer Willamette collided with the Premier, in a heavy fog. The force of the blow was so great that the former became wedge-locked with the latter. Four people were killed, and fourteen more or less injured. The dead are: Frank C. WYNKOOP, John RANKIN, Johan MOE and William RICHARDSON.
  Among the wounded was D. J. WYNKOOP, of Nooksack, cut over the eye and on the leg. His son Frank was instantly killed by a blow on the skull from a door torn from its hinges by the collision. Mrs. D. J. WYNKOOP and daughter were also on the boat.

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. Oct. 3d, 1892
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Wednesday, November 16, 1892, viz:

JOHN C. COMPTON
Pre. D. S. No. 16,707, for the lot 4, section 33 township 39 north, range 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: E. W. OWEN, W. H. HARTLEY, W. C. CHAPLAIN and L. L. WALKER, all of Deming, Washington.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. September 26th, 1892
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Monday, November 14, 1892, viz:

ROBERT C. BELL
Hd. App. No. 14,492, for the southeast quarter of southeast quarter section 21, lot 5 section 22, northwest quarter northeast quarter and his undivided portion of northeast quarter of northeast quarter sec. 28, twp. 39 north, r. 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: Edgar A. SPEES, Louis DARROW, C. C. MCCARTY, and E. W. OWEN, all of Deming, Wash.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. September 26th, 1892
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Friday, November 11, 1892, viz:

LUNSFORD L. WALKER
Pre. D. S. No. 16,697, for the north half n-w quarter sec. 29, and north half of n-e quar. sec. 30, township 39 north, range 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: Sumner L. HART, John SAYRE, Emery BELL, and M. F. REAGAN, all of Deming, Wash.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. September 26th, 1892
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Hon. Phillip A. LAWRENCE, Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Saturday, November 12, 1892, viz:

MICHAEL F. REAGAN
Hd. App. No. 14,352, for the south half southeast quarter sec. 20, and north half northeast quarter section 29, twp. 39 north, range 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: Sumner L. HART, John SAYRE, L. L. WALKER, and Emery BELL, all of Deming, Wash.
T. M. REED, Jr., Register

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Thursday, November 3, 1892:

Mrs. Wm. OSTERMAN has purchased the HENEY cottage.

Station agent GARRISON of Sumas has had his first increase in the family line, in the advent of a son. Mother and child are doing well, but the papa is so full of wonder at the new creation that we doubt whether he could hit even a goose with his Parker.

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Friday, February 16, 1894:

Hotel Nooksack


Now Open to
Accommodate the
Public


TERMS REASONABLE

MRS. THOMPSON
PROPRIETOR

HOTEL MT. BAKER
SUMAS, WASH.


The
Cosiest
Resting place for the
Traveler to be found
anywhere in the State.

It's what OUR Patrons say.

OUR RATES SUIT THE TIMES.
MRS. W. H. OSTERMAN, - PROP.

During the high wind of Wednesday a lad of 13 years, son of Mr. ADAMS of Ten Mile, returning from school, was struck by a falling tree and instantly killed.

The residents of Nooksack and neighboring country have raised sufficient money and volunteer labor to build a plank foot path from Nooksack over to Everson.

The approaches to the Lynden bridge have been delayed about long enough. The commissioners have "viewed" the ground and ordered the lumber for the unfinished work. It is intended to make a road from Lynden to connect with the Guide Meridian.

L. R. ABBOTT did a neighborly act on Sunday. The storm of Saturday night left 4 to 6 inches of snow on the board walks. Mr. ABBOTT rigged up a scraper on Sunday morning and made a clean path from the Advent church to the postoffice.

----MARRIED----
On Thursday, Feb. 15th, at the residence of Henry SCHROEDER, by Elder H. D. MCINTYRE, Andrew HEATH and Martha SLEASMAN, all of Nooksack.

The ladies of Everson will give a dance and supper this Friday evening. Their purpose is to extend the plank walk from the Crossing Church to the school house, and funds realized are to be applied to that object. If you don't dance you can enjoy the supper. The object is humane and credible, and the ladies deserve success.

By the courtesy of Mr. POTTS we took a stroll through the Sehome Hotel last Friday. The rooms are well furnished single and en suite. The view from the parlors and the upper porches presents a fine picture of Bay, and hills, and indented shores. The dining room is light, commodious and restful, and while refreshing the inner man one feels the pleasure of agreeable surroundings. The whole house carries a home-like feeling to the guest. We wish Mr. and Mrs. POTTS success in their undertaking.

----OUT OF THE MIRE----
Nooksack City shakes hands with Everson over the completed plank footway, and the Crossing church people shake hands with the Nooksack church people over a clean foot path extending from church door to church door, to which your REPORTER gratefully responds - amen. The connection of the depots was completed on Wednesday the 14th and that between the two churches practically yesterday. Now, On To The School House.
The REPORTER expresses the common sentiment of the community in tendering thanks to Mr. Wm. BISHOP for his steady, unselfish and devoted work in behalf of this enterprise, daily from start to finish.
Donations to the walk to the Crossing church:

ROLL OF HONOR
Contributions in Cash

BELL & MCDONALD
BISHOP, William
BRECKINRIDGE, R. C.
CAMERON, John
CLARK, E. F.
ELDER, James
ESTES, Jos.
GILLIES, P. & Sons
GILLIES, Will
HAHN, Robt.
HOPE, J. H., Rev.
HOWARD, Richard
JONES, J. H.
KAILANDER, Charlie
KALE, C. S.
KELLEY, William
MCGRATH, Elder
MOULTRAY, W. R.
READ, G. D.
SCHROEDER, Wm.
SEABERG, P.
SIMPSON, John
THOMPSON, Robert
THOMPSON, Dr.
WARRINER, A.
WATERBURY, Mrs.

Contributions in Labor

ABBOTT, L. R.
ARMGARDT, Robert
BELL, Dr.
BELL, B.
BERG, John
BERG, Jake
BRECKINRIDGE, James
BRUCE, Mr.
BRYLAND, M. B.
BURTON, John
CAMERON, D.
CANNEY A. J., Rev.
CARMAN, E. H.
CARMAN, J.
CARMEN, I. B.
DEAR, C.
EVERSON, E.
FITE, Peter
FITE, Frank
FITE, J. E.
FITE, M.
GERMAIN, A. M.
GERMAIN, D. L.
HARKNESS, Allan
HARKNESS, Nate
HARKNESS, P.
HAYNE, J. T.
HILL, J. D.
HILLGREN, W.
JONES, J. H.
JONES, David
KALE, Jess
KALE, Chas.
LAVENDER, A.
MARTIN, W. M.
MCGRATH, E.
MCINTYRE, Elder
NELSON, E. L.
OLSEN, Nicholas
ORR, Henry
PRITTS, John
READ, G. D.
ROE, W. H.
SCHROEDER, Henry
SEBERT, A. H.
SLEASMAN, W. N.
SLEASMAN, P.
SMITH, Albert
SMITH, Frank
SMITH, Ed.
SWANSON, Wm.
TERRY, B. F.
THOMAS, W. E.
THOMPSON, Dr.
TUCKER, Al.
TUCKER, J.
TUCKER, P.
TUCKER, Al.
WALKER, E. A.
WATERS, J. N.
WELCH, L.
WELCH, A. F.
WELCH, George
WILLIAMS, A.

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. January 24th, 1894
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Phil. A. LAWRENCE, Com. U. S. Circuit Court, at Sumas, Wash., on Saturday, March 7th, 1894, viz:

NELSON N. SLEASMAN
Hd. App. No. 11,160, for the east half southeast quarter section 27, and west half southwest quarter section 26, twp. 40 north, range 4 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: J. W. SEFTON, G. D. GOODWIN, Frank BOSTRUM, and Fred HOFF, all of Nooksack, Wash.
Wm. D. O'TOOLE, Reg.

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Friday, May 4, 1894:

Work on the Blaine Lynden-Nooksack railroad was formally begun at Blaine on Tuesday. M. J. HENEY has the entire contract. The bed is to be completed by September 1st, and the contractor hopes to have the last rail laid early in October. We understand that work will begin at this end about June 1st.

Land Office at Seattle, Wash. March 16th, 1894
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Clerk of Superior Court at New Whatcom, Wash., on Saturday, May 5th, 1894, viz:

PETER O. SOLIN
Hd. App. No. 14, 490, for the northwest quarter southeast quarter, lots 1 and 2, and point-entry with Robert C. BELL of northeast quarter southeast quarter section 28 township 29 north range 5 east. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz: Robert L. KLINE, Andrew J. SUNDBERG, of Welcome, Wash., John O'DONNELL and John W. BELL, of Deming, Wash.
Wm. D. O'TOOLE, Reg.

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Friday, August 19, 1898

Died - Thursday in Blaine, of consumption, Elizabeth B., wife of Hon. A. E. MEAD, in her 34th year.
This is the sad breaking of an exceptionally happy married life of nearly twelve years and strips a warmly united family of the minstrations of an idolized wife and mother. The deceased was endowed with many gifts and had a large acquaintenceship with whom she was helpful in social life, and by whom she will be sincerely mourned. She leaves beside the husband four children, the oldest about 10 years, her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

A Good Citizen Gone
Yesterday evening, says the Blaine Journal of the 12th, William Denning SMITH, local manager of the Alaska Packer's association at this point was drowned. It appears that Mr. SMITH left the cannery at about 3:30 o'clock in a small row boat, accompanied by Willie COLE, to get some papers which were aboard the steamer Puritan, anchored some 200 yards from the cannery. The young man rowed SMITH to the steamer and was told to wait and take him back.
After waiting some time COLE went on board but could find nothing of his passenger. Not knowing what to make of it he rowed back to the cannery and raised an alarm. Messages were sent to Point Roberts, thinking perhaps he might have gone there, but no trace was had of him from that quarter.
The theory of drowning took hold and dragging was resorted to and kept up during the night and about 9:30 in the morning the body was found in 30 feet of water, not far from the vessel. As he held clutched in his hand the keys of the pilot house, the presumption is that he was seized with heart failure and fell overboard. His death was a great shock to his wife and the whole community, where he was held in high esteem.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Reunion - The Annual Reunion of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Association of Whatcom county will be held at Lynden on the 24th, 25th and 26th of August, 1898, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. J. J. EDENS, Secretary; C. M MALTBY, President.

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