Tuesday, August 11, 1896:
T. E. HENDERSON, an honored citizen of Fairhaven, died yesterday at 3 p. m. He was aged about 64 years and had held positions of trust on the Bay, the last being city treasurer of Fairhaven.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. BARR came up from Seattle yesterday to visit for a week with Mrs. BARR's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert KNOX. From here they go to New York, where Mr. BARR will go into business.
At Everson tomorrow Co. F and the zouaves will have battalion drill. Other pleasing features will be added. The excursion is for the benefit of the Sons [of Veterans]. Starts on the morning train. Round trip 25 cents.
J. W. ROMAINE returned last night from his Slate creek mines.
George MARRYOTT and Miss Mary KELLEY were married on Sunday by Rev. C. C. COOK.
Duke PRIGMORE, Will POPHAM, W. CLEMMONS and others returned on Sunday afternoon from a week's trip on the Hornet.
Albert COX, who fell from the express wagon seat on Saturday and was hurt badly, is improving. The horse that was also badly injured in the runaway will probably haved to be killed.
Major COLE and Hon. A. R. MEAD, addressed a public meeting at Delta school house on Saturday night. There was a good attendance and a great deal of enthusiasm in the meeting. At its close a Republican club was formed with O. L. FOSS as president and James PORTER as secretary. From all reports the Republicans in that precinct are very much alive.
-Arthur SWIM leaves today for Ellensburg to attend the state populist convention.
-A. P. BEEMAN and wife, Edith HOLBROOK, Willard EATON and Geo. WOODY received new bicycles last week. The two latter attended the encampment at Birch Bay yesterday.
-Mrs. COBERLY and children of Whatcom are the guests of Mrs. HAND and family.
-Miss Maggie GRIGGS is conducting a very successful private school in the public school building.
-Martin ALEXANDER is spending a few days in the Gem City.
-G. A. BLACK and wife of Fairhaven were the guests of B. W. LORING and wife last week.
Sunday, October 4, 1896:
This dispatch was received last night at 8 o'clock. Mr. FOLEY was drowned at Point Roberts on Thursday.
He was out with another man in a large fishing boat placing some fish trap nets. When some distance out in attending to his work he overbalanced and fell in the water. The boat was unwieldy for one man to handle and before his companion could get it stopped and turned round Mr. FOLEY had disappeared. Help was procured and a search instituted but his body had not been recovered at yet according to the above dispatch.
Mr. FOLEY was an expert swimmer but it is understood from the reports that he had on the heavy clothing worn by fishermen out on the water, probably a heavy rubber coat and leggings, and falling backwards out of the boat he had little chance for his life.
Mr. WATERS, who is attending to C. E. CURTIS' store at Point Roberts, telephoned the first message on Thursday evening from Ladner's Landing, which is eight miles from Point Roberts, to Mrs. FOLEY.
Mr. FOLEY was only a young man, probably not over 35 years old. He had a varied experience in life, being one of the men who have made their way in the west, and was familiar with the ups and downs of frontier life. He was intelligent and widely read. He had taught school in several states and in this county has taught for five years, being at Point Roberts, Blaine, Rome and Ten Mile. He had considerable property, being the owner of some good residence property on Garden street. He was a prominent candidate for a legislative nomination at the late populist convention.
His wife and a family of four little girls, it is understood, are living at Ten Mile whither Mr. PERINGER carried the sad news yesterday. His father is living at Lake Whatcom.
W. E. DUNN left yesterday for Quincy, Illinois.
Born - To Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ERHOLM, a son, on Thursday, Oct. 1st.
Five milch cows for sale cheap. Mrs. C. F. HOLMBERG, corner Harris and 10th streets, Fairhaven.
Mrs. C. SEMON, who has been ill is recuperating as is the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MELSON.
The young ladies' drum corps of Sydney left yesterday for Seattle. They helped to made the Fair week a lively one.
The creamery building in its new coat of paint is a pretty building. The machinery, except the engine is all in the building and will be placed soon.
Doctor H. E. HENDERSON, rooms 16-17, Fischer Building.
Jonas GEER died at his home at 17th and I streets yesterday morning of heart disease. He was 77 years old, a veteran of the civil war, and a pioneer in this county. His family are grown up and most of them live in this county. The funeral will leave the house today at 2 p. m. and stop at the Advent church before proceeding to Bay View cemetery.
Victor JULIAN returned yesterday from a three months cruise up the coast. VANDEMARK and BLACK are on Tuxedo Island and will be back in two weeks.
Fred WILCOX was brought in in an insensible condition to St. Luke's hospital last night at 7:30 o'clock from Lake Whatcom. At 10:30 he was still insensible and the doctors couldn't ell just how serious his injuries were. He is a resident of Licking, a single man of 55 and an old soldier. He was coming in the Whatcom last night at 6:30 and it seems there are rough places on the road at the lake. He was thrown out and lit on his head and four hours afterwards hadn't regained consciousness.
D. H. EVANS of Lummi, received a first premium for a beautiful forest scene at the Fair. It shows the sun faintly shining through the thick trees and lighting up a forest road. It is entitled "a picture from memory."
The best horse in any class was Henry ROESSEL's stallion which won the American Agriculturist premiums.
The petition for the division of Pleasant Valley school district was refused yesterday by Superintendent HITT. The people who wanted it divided have appealed to the commissioners.
-Frank LUKE of Keese, is building a new dwelling house on his farm.
-Born - To Mr. and Mrs. R. L. KLINE on Thursday, October 1st, a protectionist.
-Alex VAN WYCK and Barney ESTABROOK were shaking hands with our people last week, they both have many old and warm friends in this part of the county.
Oct. 3. OLD RELIABLE.
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