| Friday, September 7,
John A. TENNANT is still a resident of Whatcom County, and owns one of the handsomest farms on the Nooksack valley. He has, since the memorable days of '58 held other responsible positions in the county, and although a quarter of a century has passed, is still in the prime of life and very popular with the people. BUSEY is now, or was when last heard from, a resident of eastern Oregon. LYSLE is in Pennsylvania. POE died in California, several years ago. JEWETT also died in the same state many years ago. The whereabouts of CHAPMAN is not known. Capt. UTTER is still an honored citizen of Whatcom, and though well advanced in years, will yet live to see the largest city of Puget Sound built on Bellingham Bay. Thos. WYNN is one of the leading farmers of the Nooksack valley, and bids fair to hold on for at least two generations yet. Capt. ROEDER -- well, everybody knows Capt. ROEDER. He is a part and parcel of the town of Whatcom and is as popular with the citizens of the county today as he was thirty years ago. GALLAGHER was living at Olympia when last heard from. YOUNG died in San Francisco. CROSBIE was chief Justice of Utah during President BUCHANNAN's (sic) time. SACKETT was living at Port Townsend several years ago. R. V. PEABODY was the original owner of the Peabody homestead and donation claim, on which a part of the town of Whatcom is now located. He died at Indian Wells, Cal., Aug., 6, 1868. The whereabouts of ANDERSON is not known ...
Final Proof Notices.Aug 2?, 1883 -- Charles M. WELLINGTON; Pre-emption D.S. No. 6840 for Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Section 35, Township 38 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: Valentine V. LOWE, Charles L. ROTH and Wm. REILLY of Whatcom, and John A. SWERDFIGER of East Sound
Aug 22, 1883 -- John CONNOLLY; Pre-emption D.S. No. 5274 for the N1/2 of SW1/4 and S1/2 of NW1/4 of Section 15, Township 19 North, Range 2 East; witnesses: John PLASTER, Thomas E. BENNETT, John MATZ, and Henry McCLUE, all of Ferndale
Aug 21, 1883 -- William H. BARKER; Homestead application No. 4664 for Lots 1, 2, 3 and NE1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 34, and lot 4 of Section 35, Township 41 North, Range 4 East; witnesses: James PERRY, L. G. VAN VALKENBURG, S. LINDSAY and W. H. OSTERMAN, all of Nooksack
Jul 27, 1883 -- Ludwig REISE; Pre-emption D.S. No. 6162 for W1/2 of NW1/4; SE1/4 of NW1/4 and Lots 2 and 3 of Section 27, Township 40 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: H. SEBERT, R. R. BURNS, M. KISTNER and Frank MILLER, all of Nooksack
Jul 27, 1883 -- Henry SLADE; Pre-emption D.S. No. 5164 for the S1/2 of SE1/4 of Section 13, and N1/2 of NE1/4 of Section 24, Township 40 north, Range 2 east; witnesses: Edward O'NEIL, C. L. JUDSON, R. E. HAWLEY and Wm. PRATT, all of Lynden
Jul 27, 1883 -- William I. BAKER; Pre-emption "D. S. No. 5959, for the NE1/4 of Section 8, Township 40 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: August KLOCKE, N. W. PRATT, Wm. P. MARTIN and Henry SLADE, all of Lynden
Jul 27, 1883 -- William P. MARTIN; Pre-emption D.S. No. 5916, for the NE1/4 of NW1/4 S1/2 of NW1/4 of Section 8 and SE1/4 of NE1/4 of Section 7, Township 40 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: E. M. CUDWORTH, Charles CUDWORTH, George SHECKLER and George H. JUDSON, all of Lynden
Jul 19, 1883 -- C. W. WORTHEN; Pre-emption D.S. No. 6208 for the NW1/4 and S1/2 of SE1/4 of Section 4, SW1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 3, Township 40 North, Range 2 East; witnesses: O. L. FOSS, S. THOMPSON, Alexander SHEARER and Christian THYBERG, all of Lynden
Jul 29, 1883 -- Oscar L. ROSS; Pre-emption D.S. No. 6210 for the NW1/4 of Section 8, Township 40 North, Range 2 East; witnesses: C.W. WORTHEN, Alexander SHEARER, S. THOMPSON and Christian THYBERG, all of Lyden (sic)
Jul 27, 1883 -- John W. FORST; Pre-emption D.S. No. 5744 for the SW1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 32, Township 41 north, Range 3 east; W1/2 and SE1/4 of NW1/4 of Section 5, Township 4 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: E. M. CUDWORTH, C. CUDWORTH, J. A. DELANDER and A. BENSON, all of Lynden
Aug 10, 1883 -- Andrew C. HOWE; Pre-emption D.S. No. 6117 for the NW1/4 of Section 33, Township 40 North, Range 3 east; witnesses: Wm. PHILLIPS, Wm. J. ROBINSON, Reuben FOUNTAIN and Joseph GREYSON, all of Nooksack
Aug 3, 1883 -- Valentine Victor LOWE; Pre-emption D.S. No. 6029 for the Lots 2 and 3; SW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 27, and W1/2 of NE1/4 of Section 34, Township 28 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: Walter SHACKLETON, Victor A. ROEDER, Charles M. WELLINGTON and Richard T. COMMONS, all of Whatcom.
Aug 4, 1883 -- George CANTRELL; Homestead application No. 2?92 for the Lots 9 and 10 of Section 32, Township 39 north, Range 2 east; witnesses: Jonathan HARPER and F. F. LANE of Beach and Mitchell C. BAKER and Christian BAKER, of Ferndale.
Notice of Application to Purchase Timber Land.
Local Brevities.--As will be seen by advertisement elsewhere, H. E. DORR is prepared to raise, lower and move buildings.
--The YESLER party are daily expected to arrive on the Eliza Anderson, having chartered said steamer to cruise about the Sound.
--Messrs. GEIS and SHARP, of Bellingham, were in town Tuesday, and report the lower end of the Bay as enjoying its share of the prevailing boom.
--G. E. HARTSON, county superintendent of public schools, came up from Mt. Vernon last Monday, and will remain in the north part of the county a few days looking after the public school interests.
--PRESBERGER & ROSENZWEIG have secured the building recently occupied by Fred OSER, on Division street, and the dry goods department of the Boston Store will hereafter be conducted in that building.
--H. L. ROSS returned Monday from a two week's prospecting tour through the Chehalis valley and Gray's Harbor country. As the result of his observations, he returns with renewed confidence in the fact that Whatcom is the banner county of the territory.
--Mrs. Verena HERRMANN, wife of Paul HERRMANN, died at Sehome on Monday, of double pneumonia, and was buried temporarily on the Sehome townsite on Tuesday. She was born August 20th 1855. Thanks are hereby returned by Mr. Paul HERRMANN to all who assisted during her recent illness.
--Senator Eugene CANFIELD, President of the Bellingham Bay Railway & Navigation Company has been in the city this week giving his personal attention to certain details in connection with the surveys of the line. Mr. CANFIELD reports the affairs of the company in excellent condition and says that railroad matters will fairly boom in and around Whatcom during the next twelve months.
--Messrs. A. W. and W. C. PETTIBONE, brothers, the former one of the principal heirs to the PEABODY estate on which the city of Whatcom is partially located, arrived from Fon du Lac, Wis. last Monday. These gentlemen were in the mercantile business here in 1858 -- their store being located on the present site of the Whatcom Hotel. During the boom consequent upon the gold mining excitement their sales amounted to $3000 per day. After the boom fell through, they removed their building to Victoria but subsequently sold out and returned to Wisconsin. They are now here with a view to permanently locating, and will probably send for their families within a few weeks. Both are good business men, and will prove a valuable acquisition to the citizenship of Whatcom. Mr. H. B. WILLIAMS, another of the PEABODY heirs, will arrive here this week probably.
--A. C. MARSTON presented to the Reveille office this week further evidence of the fertility of the soil and peculiar adaptability of our climate for fruit raising purposes ...
--The Boston store, of this city, PRESBERGER & ROSENZWEIG, proprietors, evidently intend to keep up with the boom. On the steamship Geo. W. Elder, sailing from San Francisco on the 25th ult., there was consigned to this firm $13,000 worth of merchandise. This is probably the largest single order that has yet been shipped to this city. Mr. PRESBERGER returned from San Francisco last week where he had been to make the purchase and give his personal attention to the selection of stock. This is a big boom for the Boston sore.
--M. DAVEY, from the Mars neighborhood, called at these headquarters last Monday to say that it was impossible to run a ranch successfully without the leading journal of the Great Northwest. He subscribed for the Reveille. Mr. DAVEY reports that the trails in his section of the country badly obstructed by fallen trees, the result of the forest fires now prevailing throughout all parts of the country.
--Judge J. P. DeMATTOS returned from the San Francisco conclave of Sir Knights on Monday, and reports a splendid visit. He says about 6,000 Knights were in attendance ...
--J. H. TAM, recently from Albuquerque, New Mexico, has located in this city, and in partnership with W. H. MOORE, will open a restaurant in the Commercial block. Mr. TAM comes well recommended, and the Reveille welcomes him to citizenship among us.
--Frank CHAMBERS, of the firm of MILLER & CHAMBERS, real estate brokers, returned from Seattle Monday, and will now engage actively in the real estate business. CHAMBERS is a rustler, and there will be music in the air when he fairly gets down to business.
--Judge B. F. DENNISON, of Portland, spent the early part of this week with Mr. and Mrs. PENTLAND in this city. The Judge was a resident of Whatcom during the boom of 1858, and was subsequently Chief Justice of this Territory.
--Capt. ROEDER authorizes the Reveille to state that Mr. H. B. WILLIAMS will be here in a few days, acting for the PEABODY heirs, and that warranty deeds will be given all parties holding bonds and contracts that have been complied with.
--Mr. Geo. SMART, Miss STEINWEG, Mr. and Mrs. POWELL, Dr. and Mrs. TERRY, Mr. SMITH and wife and Mr. Frank NORTHRUP returned on Sunday from their cruise to Lummi Island. They report a splendid time, and increased appetites.
--J. N. ROEDER returned last week from a year's visit to Ohio and will now remain permanently at Whatcom. His many friends are gratified to see him back again.
--Geo. CHAMBERLAIN and W. J. MALLOY have purchased the Commercial Block from CHAMBERS and MILLER, consideration $3,000. Both parties reside in Whatcom.
--Remember that the fire company have a regular meeting this Friday evening at HEMINOVER's place, Washington Hotel. All members must attend or pay fine.
--Route Agent PAYNE, of the steamer Washington, reports that Whatcom receives more mail than all other points combine between here and Seattle.
--J. H. SWERDFIGER, an old typo well known on the Sound, now a rancher on Orcas Island, called at Reveille headquarters Wednesday.
--S. BELFORD will soon open a saloon in his new building now being completed in the read of the Commercial block.
--Pardon O'BRIEN's new building will narrow the gap on Division street.
--A. J. ISMERT left for Seattle last Tuesday on business.
--Mr. W. M. CREED, of Colusa, Cala., is visiting his brother, R. L. CREED, of Sehome.
--E. C. PRATHER, engineer of the Bellingham Bay & British Columbia railroad, is advertising by posters for laborers. This is evidently a good sign.
--L. T. LAND, L. M. PRASTLIEN and W. JOHNSON, of Fergus Falls, Minn, friends of Hon. Michael ANDERSON, have arrived and will locate in Whatcom.
--Mr. C. E. FRANK, photographer, will be at Ferndale during the next three weeks, where he will do all kinds of business in his line. He has just returned from the Skagit.
--Messrs. IVERSON, Powell GILMAN and others are organizing and expedition to explore the mountain head of the eastern branch of the Nooksack river. The party will start Monday.
--Pardon O'BRIEN is determined to keep pace with the boom, and is putting up a two-story building on the site of his old saloon. The ground floor will be used by him as a saloon, and will be fitted up in first-class shape.
--Sam CROCKETT, sub-chief of the Lummi Indians, together with many other of his people, have gone to the Puyallup Valley to pick hops. Sam orders the Reveille to follow him in order that he may keep posted regarding the boom and others (sic) matters on the Bay.
--Dr. DOHERTY, Dentist, is comfortable located in his new office at Ross & Co.'s city drug-store. The office is cosy (sic) and elegantly furnished, and notwithstanding the suggestive forceps and other working tools of the profession that are conspicuously prominent in the Doctor's office, the cosy (sic) quarters are really inviting.
--J. C. ELKINS is "subduing the forests" as it were, and is giving his residence lot, that only a few months ago was a tract of dense timber and underbrush, a truly home-like appearance. Friend ELKINS is establishing a precedence that others might follow with profit to themselves and great benefit to the community.
--Mr. Wm. C. EWING, of New York City, called on the Reveille last Saturday. Mr. EWING is son of Hon. Thos. EWING, "formerly of Kansas" and prominently identified with the early history and politics of that State, and more recent member of Congress from Ohio. Mr. EWING, Jr., will will (sic) probably locate on Bellingham Bay.
--Billy UTTER brought in some fine samples of coal this week which he informs us was taken from a 3-feet vein within three miles of Whatcom. Messrs. HEACOCK and JONES pronounce the specimens to to (sic) be a superior quality of lituminous coal. Billy promises further developments within thirty days.
--W. M. LEACH and Geo. WOODWARD, recently from Portland, have concluded to locate in this city. Mr. LEACH was formerly one of the proprietors of the Seattle Daily Chronicle. He is recognized as one of the best printers on the Pacific Coast, and has as many friends to the square inch as any other man living. The Reveille welcomes the boys to citizenship in Whatcom.
--The Pacific Journal, from Oysterville, away down in the southwestern part of the Territory, is at hand. Our old friend. Alf. D. BOWEN, formerly of the Enterprise, this county, and more recently business manager of the Seattle Daily Chronicle, is at the helm, which is a sufficient guarantee that the Journal will be a success ...
Business Men of Whatcom.As will be seen by our advertising columns the Boston store mean business. This firm has, during their stay in Whatcom, established a large trade, brought about chiefly by the low prices at which they are selling goods ...
They Who Build Up Whatcom and Advertise in the Reveille.
PRESBERGER & ROSENZWEIG.
W. REILLY.The furniture and upholstery business in this city is represented by W. REILLY, who carries a full stock and sells the same at factory prices ...
W. L. STEINWEG & Co.You will observe that W. L. STEINWEG & Co. had enlarged their advertisement in the Reveille in keeping with their immense retail and jobbing trade. Mr. W. L. STEINWEG arrived on Bellingham Bay November 11, 1871, and entered into the employ of the B.B.C.Co. In March, 1882, he established their present mercantile business in Whatcom ...
SMITH & PARSONS.Unto T. J. SMITH & Co., hardware dealers, belong the credit of erecting the first business house in the town of Whatcom under the new order of things. In March last they erected the building at present occupied by SMITH & PARSONS ... In May Mr. E. B. PARSONS purchased an interest in the firm, and the business was enlarged to correspond with the rapidly increasing trade ...
Lent to the Lord.
Whatcom County News.-The town plot of Guemes has been filed in the Recorder's office at Whatcom under the name of PAXTON, and several lots have been sold to Seattle parties.
-Mrs. ex-Gov. F. P. FERRY arrived at Anacortes by the Str. Washington, and is visiting her sister, Mrs. Capt. HILL of this place.
(La Conner Mail.)-Barney HAYWARD, an old time employee of the B.B.C. Co., whom many of our old settlers remember, has returned to the country and gone on his ranch on the Nooksack.
-An effort is being made to establish a hospital at Mr. Vernon, to be in charge of Dr. MOATBORNE ...
-A serious fire is raging in the woods of Pleasant Ridge, three miles east of La Conner, which at the present writing has burned Sheriff O'LOUGHLIN's house, with most of the household effects and several tons of hay; and threatens to extend to CHILBERG's and DUNLAP's houses ...
-Coal has been discovered in several places in Township 36 of the Chuckanut range of mountains, just beyond the Samish settlement, and several claims have recently been filed under the coal act at $10 per acre, among them M. J. McELROY, J. H. FRAVEL, A. R. JOHNSON and James CLARK. These filings are in conflict with certain timber entries ...
Ferndale Items.Ferndale, W.T., August 26, 1883.
EDITORS REVEILLE: -- Thinking you editors might probably find space in your most worthy paper, I venture to send you a few items from Ferndale.
-C. F. COWDEN, formerly of the hotel, has leased his property, and removed to Seattle, where he has purchased a lot and erected a dwelling house thereon. A farewell dance was tendered them the evening of their departure, which was enjoyed by all present ...
-By the way, Mr. ROBINSON is getting on finely with his new house, and has already received a liberal share of patronage.
-T. McCOLLOUGH is building a store on the north side of the river.
-A. J. COWDEN, of Mt. Vernon, is visiting his brother, Harry COWDEN, who resides one mile north of this place.
-Mr. WYNN is harvesting his oats.
Notice of Contest.In the United States District Land Office at Olympia, Washington Territory.
The people of the United States to Wm. C. SEEVER. Greeting: Complaint having been entered at this office by Wm. C. SHEARER, of Whatcom county, Wash. Ter., against you for abandoning your Homestead Entry No. 4595 made December 27, 1882, for the NE1/4 of Section 27, Township 39 North, Range 3 East…with a view to the cancellation of the same, you are hereby summoned ...
M.E. Church Appointments.
Friday, September 14, 1883:
Notice of Application to Purchase Timber Land.
United States District Land Office.
Final Proof Notices.--5 Nov 1883 -- George T. FONDA; Homestead application No. 3672, for the E1/2 of SW1/4 of Section 4, and Lot 2 of Section 9, Township 37 north, Range 1 east; witnesses: Fred LONG, Fred ALLEN and W. H. BEACH of Beach, and W. W. WARDELL of Seattle.
--26 Sep 1883 -- George CANTRELL; Homestead application No. 2992, for Lots 9 and 10 of section 32, Township 39 north, Range 2 east; witnesses: Jonathan HARPER and F. F. LANE of Beach and Mitchell C. BAKER and Christian BAKER of Ferndale.
--Charles M. WELLINGTON filed notice of intention to make final proof ... on Tuesday 18 Oct 1883 on Pre-emption D.S. No. 6310 for the Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Section 35, Township 38 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: Valentine V. LOWE, Charles I. ROTH and Wm. REILLY, of Whatcom, and John A. SWERDFIGER of East Sound.
--John CONNOLLY filed notice of intention to make final proof on Tuesday 13 Nov 1883 on Pre-emption D.S. No. 5274 for the N1/2 of SW1/4 and S1/2 of NW1/4 of Section 15, Township 39 North, Range 2 East; witnesses: John PLASTER, Thomas E. BARRETT, John MATZ and Henry McCLUE, all of Ferndale.
--William H. BARKER filed notice of intention to make final proof on Wednesday 17 Oct 1883 on Homstead (sic) application No. 4664 for the Lots 1, 2, 3 and NE1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 34, and lot 4 of Section 35, Township 41 North, Range 4 East; witnesses; James PERRY, L. G. VAN VALKENBURG, S. LINDSAY and W. H. OSTERMAN, all of Nooksack.
--C. W. WORTHEN filed notice of intention to make final proof on Monday 17 Sep 1883 on Pre-emption D.S. No. 6208 for the NW1/4 and S1/2 of SE1/4 of Section 4, SW1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 3, Township 40 North, Range 2 East.
--Oscar L. FOSS filed notice of intention to make final proof on Monday 17 September 1883 on Pre-emption D.S. No. 6210 for the NW1/4 of Section 8, Township 40 North, Range 2 East; witnesses: C. W. WORTHEN, Alexander SHEARER, S. THOMPSON and Christian THYBERG, all of Lyden (sic).
--Andrew C. HOWE filed notice of intention to make final proof on Wednesday 26 Sep 1883 on Pre-emption D.S. No. 6117 for the NW1/4 of Section 33, Township 40 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: Wm. PHILLIPS, Wm. J. ROBINSON, Reuben FOUNTAIN and Joseph GREYSON, all of Nooksack.
--Valentine Victor LOWE filed notice of intention to make final proof on Thursday 27 Sep 1883 on Pre-emption D.S. No. 6020 for the Lots 2 and 3; SW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 27, and W1/2 of NE1/4 of Section 34, Township 38 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: Walter SHACKLETON, Victor A. ROEDER, Charles M. WELLINGTON and Richard T. COMMONS, all of Whatcom.
--John C. CARTER of Pierce County filed application to purchase the S1/2 of NE1/4 and Lots 1 and 2 of Section No. 6, in Township No. 37 north, Range No. 3 east.
Local Brevities.--E. DORR, from Clinton, Iowa, arrived last Friday on his way to the Nooksack Valley.
--L. D. FRANK and W. H. PENFIELD returned Monday from an inspection of their homesteads down in the Olympia marsh.
--H. RICHARDSON is building a residence in this city, on the completion of which his family, now in New York, will remove to this place.
--C. H. STADLEMAN has placed a new Buckeye force pump in his well near the Reveille office, and by the addition of a hose, will be enabled, in case of fire, to deluge the buildings in this part of the city.
--Albert J. ISMERT, of the Commercial Saloon, has prepared for winter by placing a large heating stove in his billiard rooms. He proposes to make comfortable quarters for the boys this winter.
--The card of E. SHEPARD, civil engineer, surveyor and draughtsman, appears elsewhere. Mr. SHEPARD is one the best civil engineers on the Sound and work entrusted to him will receive prompt and careful attention.
--Rev. W. S. HARRINGTON, well known among the Methodist brethren in this county, especially on the Nooksack, was presented by his Seattle charge, with a magnificent gold watch, prior to his departure for Salem, Oregon.
--Senator CANFIELD, J. H. STENGER, H. L. ROSS, W. L. BARNETT, Thos. G. NICKLIN and several other distinguished dignitaries left on the steamer Washington Tuesday morning to attend the Villard blow-out at Seattle to-morrow.
--Messrs. CHAMPION and HUBER, from Salina, Kansas, were in town this week with a view to locating. Both are men of superior business qualifications, and being possessed of good judgment, will undoubtedly locate in Whatcom.
--Lumber will arrive on the next boat for W. L. MILLER's new residence on C Street. The building will be 22x36, two stories high, and will be finished and furnished in a first class manner by the time Mr. MILLER arrives with his family from Wisconsin.
--Mr. HUGENIN, recently from Centerville, Iowa, has purchased the Sehome Hotel property and took possession this week. He will remove the present buildings and put up new and larger structures, and intends to keep a first class house.
--Following is a list of officers elected at the organization of Ferndale Lodge No. 8, K of P; on the 4th inst.:
D. Rogers, P. C.; John A. TENNANT, C. C.; J. B. ROBINSON, W. C.; H. COWDIN [COWDEN], P.; B. N. BAKER, N. A.; J. J. BROWN, K. of R. S.; John EVANS, M. of E.; Wm. MATHEWS, M. of F.; L. HICKS, I. G.; S. W. HARDAN, O. G.
--Miss Dora MILLER, sister of Mrs. Dr. TERRY, arrived on Monday evening last from Ohio. It was Miss Dora's fortune, or misfortune, to be a passenger on the Queen of the Pacific during that steamers eventful experience while aground on Clatsop spit on the 4th inst. Miss Dora will remain with her sister in this city during the winter.
--Mr. A. McMILLAN exhibited in this office last Saturday a shell peculiar to the waters of Puget Sound, in a good state of preservation, found ...
--Passengers complain of ill-treatment on the part of the steward on the steamer Washington. Last week while Mr. WHEELER and family were en route from Seattle to this place, their lunch-basket, which was left in the cabin, was thrown overboard, without provocation, by the steward ...
--A lodge of Knights of Pythias was organized at Ferndale on the 4th inst. by Geo. W. ALEXANDER, D. S. C., and others from New Tacoma. Following are the names of the charter members:
Lional HICKS, Chas. LONG, J. J. BROWN, John A. TENNANT, John EVANS, J. B. ROBINSON, D. ROGERS, Henry OESER, S. W. HARDAN, Ben BAKER, J. B. HATCH, C. W. MATHEWS, Peter SNYDER, W. M. STARRETT, Wm. PARR, John BOTTA, Henry MEYER, J. P. MOREDEE, W. J. CLARK, A. CHARLES, Michael GEE, H. COWDIN, Fred VANDOORAN and Henry ROESSEL. This is the first K. P. organization in Whatcom County, and starts under the most favorable auspices.
--Mr. N. NEWTON returned last week from Oregon, and informs the Reveille that he will now engage actively in the nursery business ...
--Dr. S. H. MANLY's wife and baby daughter arrived on Monday evening last from Beloit, Kansas. Mrs. MANLY made the entire trip alone, a distance of over 3,000 miles ...
--S. BELFORD has opened one of the neatest bars in the city. A shooting gallery is also run in connection with the bar. Sidewalks spanning the watery space between his establishment and Division street have been built and other improvements added to make it one of the most convenient resorts in the city.
--E. H. HUBBART, the "irrepressible," is in town looking after his real estate interest near the city. HUBBART recently struck a bonanza in silver mines on the Skykomish river which promises to pan out handsomely ...
--J. J. CONNER is in the city. Mr. CONNER still holds to the opinion that he has a bonanza in the Skagit river iron mines, and it is the earnest hope and wish of his scores of friends in this county that they may yet realize him an amount of hard coin commensurate with his most sanguine expectations.
--Jimmy Van ZANDT's condition has not materially improved since out last report ...
--Rev. Dr. NEVIUS delivered an interesting and instructive sermon to a large audience in Reveille hall on Wednesday evening last ...
--Geo. L. WOODARD was called to Portland, Tuesday, in response to a telegram notifying him of the dangerous illness of a friend.
--R. L. CREED has purchased the lots and will soon commence the construction of a hotel at New Whatcom.
Launch of the Tom. G. Nicklin.The magnificent deep water, light draft vessel built by L. C. AXTON and H. A. WHITE, and owned by the latter individual, was successfully launched in the presence of an admiring multitude on Wednesday afternoon last ...
A Scrap of History.Editors Reveille: -- In your last issue, speaking of those who were elected here in 1858, you are somewhat in error. LYSLE who was elected Auditor died some years since, GALLAGHER also. SACKET died at Port Townsend some three years since. B. H. ANDERSON went East, or rather South at the commencement of the late "unpleasantness" and after the close of the war settled, I think, in Helena, Arkansas, and during the time of the terrible yellow fever scourge, he and his wife volunteered and went as nurses to the plague-stricken ones of the South, and both died of fever within a few hours of each other ... J. A. TENNANT.
Business Men of Whatcom.ROSS & Co. -- In the month of June last, ROSS & Co. purchased from Dr. THORNTON the stock of drugs in this city, and placed the same in charge of Dr. A. A. DOHERTY. Their business steadily advanced until it became apparent that new quarters must be had...
W. H. FOUTS -- W. H. FOUTS, dealer in general merchandise, is in fact the pioneer merchant of Whatcom. For the past ten years Mr. FOUTS has been trading and dealing with the people of Whatcom county...
--In consequence of continued ill health, Mr. H. J. HUFFMAN will leave today for a few months' recreation in California. His friends wish him a safe return to Whatcom.
Notice of Contest.The people of the United States to Wm. C. LEEVER...Complaint having been entered at this office by Wm. C. SHEARER, of Whatcom county, Wash. Ter., against you for abandoning your Homestead Entry No. 4595 made December 27, 1882, for the NE1/4 of Section 27, Township 39 North, Range 3 East...
Friday, September 21, 1893:
Final Proof Notices.-George T. FONDA filed notice of intention to make final proof on Monday 5 Nov 1883 on Homestead Application No. 3672 for the E1/2 of SW1/4 of Section 4 and Lot 2 of Section 9, Township 37 north, Range 1 east; witnesses: Fred LONG, Fred ALLEN and W. H. BEACH of Beach, and W. W. WARDELL, of Seattle...
-George CANTRELL filed notice of intention to make final proof on Wednesday 26 Sep 1883 on Homestead application No. 2992 for the Lots 9 and 10 of section 32, Township 39 north, Range 2 east; witnesses: Jonathan HARPER and F. F. LANE of Beach, and Mitchell C. BAKER and Christian BAKER, of Ferndale.
-Charles M. WELLINGTON filed notice of intention to make final proof on Tuesday 16 Oct 1883 on Pre-emption D.S. No. 6310, for the Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Section 35, Township 38 north, Range 3 east; witnesses: Valentine V. LOWE, Charles I. ROTH and Wm. REILLY, of Whatcom, and John A. SWERDFIGER of East Sound...
-John CONNOLLY filed notice of intention to make final proof on Tuesday 13 Nov 1883 on Pre-emption D.S. No. 5274 for the N1/2 of SW1/4 and S1/2 of NW1/4 of Section 15, Township 39 North, Range 2 East; witnesses: John PLASTER, Thomas E. BARRETT, John MATZ and Henry McCLUE, all of Ferndale...
-William H. BARKER filed notice of intention to make final proof on Wednesday 17 Oct 1883 on Homestead application No. 4664 for the Lots 1, 2, 3 and NE1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 31 and lot 43 of Section 35, Township 41 North, Range 4 East.
Local Brevities.--Dr. MANLY reports health distressingly good on Bellingham Bay.
--Rev. B. F. VAN DE VENTER, of the Methodist Church, this city, will remove his family here as soon as a building can be procured.
--Mr. Solomon ALLEN proprietor of the Marietta townsite, at mouth of Lummi river, was in town last week, and called at Reveille headquarters.
--Dr. TERRY and family have removed to the rooms on the first floor of Frank's photograph gallery. The Doctor's office will hereafter be at that place.
--A. M. R. GORDON has left the Tacoma Ledger as editor and is now spending his energies with telling effect on the Seattle Herald. GORDON is a very forcible writer.
--Engineer SHEETS and party are surveying out a pass for the B. B. R. R. & N. Co. to Seattle via Whatcom Lake. It is said a good natural pass exists by that route.
--Hon. J. F. GOWEY, register of the U. S. district land office, at Olympia, has been confined to his room by prostration from over-work. Mr. GOWEY is probably one of the hardest worked registers in the land department of the Government.
--Charlie VERNON is doing a good business in the well boring line. He is fitted out with drills, augers, and such apparatus as are necessary in his line of business...
--W. H. WHITTLESEY, of this city, has plats showing Government lands corrected up to the very day the records in the U.S. District Land Office at Olympia were destroyed...
--H. B. WILLIAMS and wife of Glenwood, Iowa, heirs and representatives of the PEABODY estate, arrived in Whatcom last week and will probably remain during the winter. Mr. WILLIAMS will devote his attention wholly to the valuable real estate interests owned by the PEABODY heirs at this place...
--On the fourth page of this paper is an especial department, entitled "Woman's Column," edited by Mrs. A. L. TADE, Vice President of the W. C. T. U. Mrs. TADE will contribute regularly for this column, and will doubtless make it one of the prominent features of this journal...
--Fifty men are now at work grading roads, building wharves, slashing timber and clearing streets on the New Whatcom townsite for the B. B. & B. C. railroad company. The entire force is in charge of chief engineer PRATHER. Mr. D. P. McKELLAR is in charge of a small army of graders on the incline leading to the wharf...
--Mr. C. M. WELLINGTON came near being devoured by a ferocious black bear while en route from his farm on the Lake to Whatcom last Monday. Mr. WELLINGTON was leisurely journeying along the road when the sudden snapping of bushes, and a low growl warned him of his close proximity to danger ...
--The Disseminator, published at Harrisburg, Oregon, contains the sad announcement of the death of Mrs. Annie E. LAWRENCE, of heart disease, at that place on the 5th inst. Mrs. LAWRENCE formerly resided at Lynden, on the Nooksack, and has a large circle of friends in this county who will read this announcement with feelings of sincere regret. The deceased was a lady of intelligence and refinement. Although taken away in the very prime of life she had for many years been a constant sufferer from heart disease. She was indeed one of the pioneer women of this country, having emigrated with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. CARSON, from Henry county, Iowa, to Oregon in 1853.
--Dr. CALHOUN, of La Conner, made a hurried trip to Whatcom last week in response to a call from Dr. VANZANDT, who desired his counsel in the case of Jimmie VANZANDT. Dr. CALHOUN is recognized as one of the ablest physicians on the North Pacific coast.
--Capt. ROEDER and the PEABODY heirs will soon slash and clear the underbrush from the streets and unsold lots of Whatcom townsite, which will enhance the value of the property and improve the appearance or the city very materially.
--Uriah NELSON, a heavy stock dealer has decided to build a large slaughter house at Whatcom and make this the distributing point for beef over the Sound. A large herd of beeves are on the way.
--R. L. CREED is putting up the first new building at New Whatcom. Capt. BRYANT is also preparing to build at the same place.
--Mrs. PENTLAND has been sick for the past ten days.
--Mrs. GALLAGHER, near Bellingham, is not expected to live.
--Mrs. STADLEMAN is visiting friends and relatives at Seattle.
--Victor ROEDER left on Tuesday morning for a two weeks' visit to Portland.
--Veteran Jack STRATMAN, the live news dealer of Seattle, contemplates establishing an agency in Whatcom.
--W. REILLY will, on the first of next month, remove his furniture stock to the Knox building, on Division street.
--Maj. McPHERSON returned Monday from Whidby Island, where he has been engaged in the inspection of the Northern Pacific railroad lands in that section.
--Mrs. W. M. LEACH and daughter Lena, arrived from Portland last Tuesday, and are at present the guests of Mrs. Will D. JENKINS. Mr. LEACH and wife have decided definitely to locate permanently at Whatcom.
--Capt. OLIVER, of the Steamer Biz, Commodore Geo. COUPE, same steamer, and Admiral FOUTS of R. M. S., made a simultaneous assult (sic) upon the Reveille outfit last Tuesday morning. The former departed and the latter survives.
--Ben. E. MUSSER, the gentleman who is interested with Mr. Robert KNOX in the Fairhaven mill, left on Tuesday morning last for Kansas, and will be absent about six weeks. He returns to Kansas on important business, and goes via the Northern Pacific railroad.
--K. E. HUNSICKER, of the Eureka Restaurant, has recently received the largest and finest invoice of cigars ever brought to this city...
--B. F. SMITH, near Ferndale, has definitely established the fact that this section of the northwest has no superior as a bee and honey producing country...
--Mr. Robert KNOX informs the Reveille that his portable mill at Fairhaven will be ready to saw lumber by the first of next week...
--Sheriff Jimmy O'LOUGHLIN is industriously circulating the petition calling for a division of the county. The Sheriff assigns as a reason for so doing that it is impossible for him to discharge the duties of his office in a county so large...
--Unless the street passing Mr. STEINWEG's new residence is opened to the public shortly, that portion of the city east of the street will suffer for lack of proper facilities...
--M. C. LATTA removed his family from Seattle to this city last Monday. Mr. LATTA has been a resident of Seattle for the past eight or nine years, and after a thorough examination of the Puget Sound country, has finally determined that better opportunities are offered here at Whatcom...
Bellingham.-Blasting for the mill has been completed, and framing timbers are on the ground, and the frame will be raised within a few days.
-Mr. McKECHNIE is putting up a two-story building 30x50. It will be occupied for hotel purposes.
-Judge KELLOGG is erecting a two-story building 28x28.
-Capt. STANFIELD's hardware store is now open for business.
-Machinery for the new mill will be shipped from San Francisco within a few days. Mr. GARLAND, now in San Francisco, will charter a sailing vessel to bring the machinery and material direct to Bellingham...
-Messrs. BARTLETT and ELDRIDGE have not only donated the two lots on which the new school building is to be erected, but have also donated the lumber for the same.
Ferndale Items.Harry Cowden came down last Tuesday and furnished the Reveille with the following items:
-Ferdale (sic) is now enjoying a building boom which is only impeded in consequence of lack of lumber.
-Dr. MAYFIELD is building a drug-store, 24x50 feet, two stories high, on the north side of the river. The upper story will be used for lodge purposes.
Reply to a Wisconsin Farmer's Letter.
Mr. C. S. HUNTLEY, of Doylestown, Wis., writes to Mr. Geo. CANTRELL, of Ferndale, that he has read that gentleman's letters in the Reveille, and propounds to him a few questions, concerning this country...
Friday, September 28, 1883:
--L. L. BALES, one day last week, bagged 52 ducks as the result of one days shooting.
The Bellingham Ball.
A Card from Mr. POWER.
--R. M. BECKER and wife will in a few days start east on a visit of a few weeks. But they cannot remain away from Whatcom longer.
Supposed To Be Drowned.The La Conner Mail says: George BAKER, a stranger who came here to work a few weeks ago, is supposed to have been drowned, as he has not been seen since one night last week, when on a spree. It is supposed that he was drowned while attempting to cross Sullivan Slough. It is said he was prevented from crossing by some of his companions, who seeing he was intoxicated advised him to return to town, which he did not do, however, and it is feared that at a later hour he attempted to cross alone and was drowned; though possibly he may have gone up the river and is still living. As stated, he was a stranger in these parts, and no one seems to know anything about him.
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