The Official Newspaper for
Marysville WA

February 1917

Volume XXVI Number 3 Friday, February 2, 1917
Official Paper of Marysville

Contract for No. 25 is Awarded Atlas Company
Full Announcements of Grand Theatre Dates
Genuine Blizzard Hits Coast County
Her Soldier Boy
J. C. Herbsman, Noted Lecturer, Tuesday Next
Lumber and Shingle Trade Outlook Good
M.H.S. Basket Ball Winners at Edmonds
Only Two New Cases of Measles this Week
Snohomish County Gets $31,150 School Money
State Owned Powder Mill Favored by Grange
Water Transportation a Boon to Marysville
Youngest Screen Star Possesses Rare Talents


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birth Beaman, daughter Local and Personal: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Beaman, January 26, a girl
birth Stanton, daughter Local and Personal: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Newton Stanton, Jan. 27, a girl.
The blizzard which struck this neck of the woods Monday afternoon at about 4:30 was one of the most violent changes of weather which ever occurred wither here or anywhere else in the experience of the "oldest inhabitant.: To be caught out with any distance to walk for shelter was bad enough, but for the luckless boatman in the open sound it was about as bad as anything he ever goes up against. There have been gales just as hard or harder, but with the snow swirling and the wind changing it was out of the question to see ahead or steer a course.
Luckily the storm let up after a couple of hours, but if the facts could be gathered together there is no doubt that many launches, tugs, and larger boats had experiences that they will remember for many a year.
One such was that of Capt. Duane Tallman of the Queen of Marysville, a 38 foot gasoline towboat. He had just left Whidby Island for home when the storm struck. He had a load of household goods which he was moving from the island for Mrs. Roberts, mother of Walter Roberts of this city. The lady was on board, also an assistant to the captain. They drifted back to shore into one of the spits, but luckily it was soft ground and they got away again and kept in the open until the storm subsided so they could get their bearings and succeeded in reaching port without damage.
Later that night more snow fell, and the total fall was something like four inches, which added to Sunday's snow of about the same gives nearly eight inches, and furnishes just as fine sleighing as the middle western states can ever boast of. Sleighs have been brought out, many crude but efficient, and we are enjoying a genuine Russian winter. The thermometer went as low as 10 degrees above zero.
There is some talk that Pilchuck Julia's alleged prediction of deep snow may yet materialize as it is just about the season when the big snow came last year. Some are wondering if our Puget Sound weather is not changing and becoming generally colder with more snow and ice. It is said there was a stretch of ten years here, without a snow storm. Then again there was a snow deeper by six inches thirtysix years ago then the famous one of last winter, while there has been weather many degrees below zero; but the monthly and yearly average keep up pretty much the same after all.
The situation as regards the epidemic of measles is improving from day to day. On Wednesday there were two new cases, the first reported in three days. The same day Health Officer J. D. Thompson gave permission to two or three to resume school attendance.
While the authorities considered closing schools and an Everett paper through our local correspondent announced a two week's closing, it was an error, and with the exception of the few familes who have been afflicted the schools are running smoothly with an attendance not much below normal.
marriage Johnson, Jennie and Sather, Stark Local and Personal: Miss Jennie Johnson, and Mr. Stark Sather were married at Seattle Tuesday. A wedding reception will be held in their honor at Kellogg Marsh Hall Saturday evening at 8 o'clock.
Lakewood, Wash., Jan. 27, 1917. From Snohomish County Fellowship League, Patrons of Husbandry, No. 1, To Representatives C. W. Gorham and T. N. Swale
We, the members of Fidelity, Kellogg Marsh, Island, Edgecomb, and Arlington Granges, in session assembled, Jan. 27, 1917, at Fidelity Hall, Lakewood, Wash., passed the following resolutions:
WHEREAS: The prohibitive cost of powder, for stumping, works a great hardship on the settlers on our logged off lands, thereby depriving the state of great revenues from taxation, and keep many intending settlers in our cities and towns, Therefore be it
RESOLVED: That a state owned powder mill would greatly facilitate the clearing of our lands, inducing settlers to buy raw land and add greatly to the upbuilding of our county and state. We respectfully petition you, as our representatives, to favor the Thomle Powder Bill as originally introduced.
Signed by Mast and Secretary of Fidelity Grange.
shipping Burning Ship Mystery Solved: Barge of Lime
The mystery surround the reports announcing that a steamer was burning off Mukilteo Monday night was cleared up when Capt. Lichtenberg, of the customs patrol launch Scout, discovered that the fire was due to the partial destruction of a barge loaded with lime off Whidby Island
The crew of the Scout and others aboard the burning barge succeeded in saving 500 of the 3,800 barrels of lime which contributed the barge's cargo.

Volume XXVI Number 4 Friday, February 9, 1917
Official Paper of Marysville

Youngest Screen Star Possesses Rare Talents
Annie Therese Davault to be Here Feb. 17th
Daylight Saving Program Advocated
High Cost of Living Strikes Newspapers
Lyceum Course Lecture Monday was Rare Treat
Man Killed As He Breaks Into Golden Rule Store
Marshal Picks up a Runaway Boy
Marysville Boy Enlists in the Canadian Army
Marysville Boys and Girls Win at Granite
Snohomish Bunch in Evidence at Olympia


Volume XXVI Number 5 Friday, February 16, 1917
Official Paper of Marysville

A Beautiful Romance of the Tulalip Indians.
A. Lockert of Fish Market Hit by train
An Extra One Thrown in for Good Measure
City Park to Be Chief Care of the M. I. Club
Some Commendable Improvements Noted
The Making of a Man o' War's Man
Two Good Basket Ball Games at Gym Tonight


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accident railroad Lackert, A. A. LOCKERT OF FISH MARKET HIT BY TRAIN
Last Friday morning A. Lockert, proprietor of the fish market had a narrow excape when hit by the north bound Great Northern train on the crossing at the corner of Front street and Cedar. The train was not going fast or there would have been more serious consequences. Both front wheels were broken, and Mr. Lockert was somewhat bruised, but suffered no fractures.
this is a danerous (sic) crossing and needs a signal. We understand that a movement was on foot some three years ago to get the railroad company to install a proper signal system for this and certain other crossings, and to move the station back the requisite distance from the trancks and provide drinking fountains. The town council was pushing the matter along when the railroad company secured a delay by promising to do all these things in good time. Apparently nothing has been done to carry out the promise, and it might be well for the council to get busy and send in a reminder of the agreement. The company might find time to do a little work of this kind while waiting for cars to come back from the Atlantic seaboard.
birthday McRae, Donald Local and Personal: Donald McRae will celebrate his 80th birthday Friday the 16th and the Globe wishes him many pleasant returns of the day.
crime robbery Nightlinger, A. Local and Personal: A. Nightlinger, a rancher living two miles north of the city, was in the city Wednesday and reported that he had suffered the loss of eighteen sacks of choice potatoes which he had stored in a bank cellar. The stealing was neatly done and no trace of the missing spuds have been found. At sixty dollars a ton the loss was not a small one.
death Local and Personal: The unknown man who lost his life while attempting to break into the Golden Rule Store on the 7th inst. was buried Monday by Undertaker Schaefer in Odd Fellows cemetery, partly at Mr. Schafer's own expense. No relatives or friends of the dead man have been discovered.
death McCloud Local and Personal: Mrs. O. P. Hansen and children were called to Fir Saturday by the illness of Mrs. Hansen's father, Mr. McCloud, who died later. Mr. Hansen went up to attend the funeral Tuesday.
marriage Evans, Marion Snok-will-wit and Brinton, Frederick Schermerborn A BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE OF THE TULALIP INDIANS
In the Tulalip Bulletin for January, a neat little publication gotten out by the Indians of the reservation, we find a beautiful little romance told in simple and touching words. We consider it well worth reproducing here.
The Story of Snok-will-wit
Miss Marion Snok-will-wit Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Hugh Evans, was married to Mr. Frederick Schermerborn Brinton in Saint James Cathedral, Seattle, January 4, 1917. Miss Louise E. Buchanan was maid of honor and her father, Dr. Charles M. Buchanan sang the Bach-Gounod "Ave Maria" at the Offertory of the Mass.
Mr. Evans, the father of the bride, was formerly principal of Saint Anne's Mission School at Tulalip and later went to Lummi Reservation of Tulalip Agency to take charge of the day school to be newly opened there. Mr. Evans was married at Lummi and it was a Lummi that his daughter Marion, his first-born child, came to bless his life. The Lummi Indians named her Snok-will-wit, after a dainty woodland elf of their legendary lore
It was in the fall of 1891 that the Lummi day school was opened in the little white school house beside the church. From Tulalip came a young man to take charge of the new school He was all alone and after school hours his thoughts would travel across the wide continent and the broad Atlantic to his heart in England for his heart had never crossed the ocen with him when he first came to this country. Several years before, this romantic Romeo had completely lost his heart to a fair and winsome English Juliet and their troth had been plighted. Came then spring days when Nature woos her way at her will; when April and nesting time had come a little bungalow appeared beside the school house and then well, many of the Lummis no doubt, remember how the church was put in gala attire and how everybody gathered on the 27th of April, 1892, to see our good tilicum, Reverend Father Boulet, unite the fair little English girl and the young teacher in the holy bond of matrimony. Exactly one year later, April 27, 1893, a great and joyous blessing came upon the little bungalow and its happy couple, Hillaire Crockett, Henry Kwina, Tom Squiqui, Thomas Jefferson, George Te-alish and Little Jack with their wives and many others, came to see the new little Lummi girl and on that day they gave her the Lummi name of Knok-will-wit, for she was the first white child born on the Lummi Reservation. On the 4th of January this year this same little Lummi girl Snok-will-wit became a bride herself and though her husband gave her a very long name, she is just as proud as ever of her Indian name given to her by the Lummi people on the day of her birth. Snok-will-wit hopes some day to be able to go to Lummi with her big husband, show him the dear old places that her childhood knew and have him too meet and know the good, kind Indian friends who knew and loved and named her when she was yet a babe.

Volume XXVI Number 6 Friday, February 23, 1917
Official Paper of Marysville

Basket Ball
Boys Win from Sultan 30 to 4; Girls 18 to 4
Druggist Convicted of Booze Selling Appeals
Farm Loan Association Number Six at Edmonds.
Kruse Bros. Lose 27 Sacks of Potatoes; Suspects are in Jail
Marysvile Merchants Should Work Together
Miss Davault's Readings Please Large Audience
National Legislation Backs up Bone Dry Law
The Making of a Man-o'-War's Man


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anniversary Davison, R. E. A party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Kruse on Saturday FE. 17, 1917 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Davison, that day being the 51st anniversary of their wedding. Dinner covers were laid for the following: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Davison, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Stahl, Mrs. Harriet Tallman, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stahl, Mrs. John Stahl, Mrs. Frank Tallman, Mr. W. G. Kruse, Mrs. H. J. Odey of Tacoma, Miss Kruse. Mast Klarke Kruse and the host and hostess.
The case of the state against Chas. DeStael for infraction of the liquor laws was tried before Justice Sheller in Everett Monday, and resulted in a conviction with a sentence of 10 days in jail and $50 fine. DeStael furnished bail and appealed to the superior court. The evidence showed that the druggist had filled a prescription by Dr. C. E. Munn to Mrs. Thor Thoresen, wife of a rancher near Marysville, for 4 ounces of brandy, to be used in making a cake.
Kruse Bros. who sold their farm just east of town some months ago to Geo. Smathers were victimized by some potato thieves a few days ago. They lost twenty-seven sacks from a bank house a few rods from the road. It was supposed that the robbers loaded a truck and hauled it off with a Ford, as Marshal Powers saw a suspicious looking Ford with two men after midnight that night not far from the scene of the robbery. As they drove quietly away he did not investigate further, but they may have come back later and hauled off their plunder
The marshall had accosted the men before they drove off and when he learned later of the potato theft he went to the home of the two men near Martha Lake and found over thirty sacks of potatoes in their possession. As they had raised no potatoes and there were suspicious circumstances he brought the men Arthur Gray and Peter Dahlberg into town where they bound over to Superior court on a grand larcany charge. Being unable to obtain bail they are awaiting trial in jail at Everett.
death Johnson, Tom Local and Personal: A logger named Tom Johnson was killed Feb. 15 while working at Stimson camp near Bryant. A tree Johnson was undercutting split, a part coming back and crusing his abdomen and left hip and breaking his right leg. He was about 50 years of age and has a brother in King county.
liquor Natonal Legislation Backs up Bone Dry Law
Right on the heels of the passage of the bone dry law passed at Olympia comes news from Washington, D. C., that congress has passed a sweeping prohibition law which forbids the importation of liquor into prohibition states, thus backing up state legislation. In this state it would kill the permit systen even if it had been left as it now stands. The bill which secured a four to one vote in the house, goes about as far in prohibition legislation as congress could possible do at the present time. This leaves little doubt of the ability to enforce our Washington bone dry law and presages universal prohibition within a very few years.
move Hanson, Mrs. Local and Personal: Mrs. Hazel McGee is entertaining as her guest Mrs. Hanson of Harrison, Montana, an old-time resident of this city.
move Weaver, M. S. Local and Personal: M. S. Weaver and family from Three Hills, Alberta have located at Kruse on a ranch.

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