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.TAS. COOPER WHEELER,
Editor and Publisher.
FRIDAY, - - MARCH «, 1891
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AT '
FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN.f CAN 1
COCNTY., \VASH. J I]
fLSO per year, strictly in advance.
Display standing fids. 30 cents per inch,
per week, single column measurement.
Standing professional cards, 30 cents per
Reading business locals, 25 cents per
line per week.
Notices, such as Wanted, For Sale, etc.,
25 • ■nts per line for first insertion and 15
cents per line each week thereafter.
Legal notices, at customary legal rates.
The Islander makes its bow to
the inhabitants of Friday Harbor
and of San Juan county.
It is customary on occasions of j
this kind for the editor to declare
himself—in other words show up
his platform and state of what kind
of timber it is built. This we pro
pose to do now and furthermore we
will always keep a copy of this very
article for reference, and if one of
the constituents of The Islander
over is able to point out that we
have acted contrary to the letter
and spirit of the principles here
written down, we will submit a
prominent portion of our person to
be booted all around town and
thank the kickers who wear the
Firstly, the editor of this paper
is thoroughly and absolutely inde
pendent in politics. He will never
submit to dictation in regard to his
expressions of opinion, and lie will
permit no clique or party to use
him as a tool or stool pigeon—if he
knows it. He will always right
with his whole power for the best
good of the County of San Juan.
Local jealousies will meet with
little sympathy in the columns of
The Islander, and those who may
imagine that San Juan Island will
fc be boomed by us to the disadvant
age of the other islands of this
beautiful county, will find them
selves grievously mistaken. Occa
sions will undoubtedly arise where
we shall feel conscientiously forced
to take grounds and hold opinions
contrary to those of many of our
friends. In such instances we can
only promise you that we will write
no word that will not be dictated
by sincere conviction, and single
hearted honesty. We will never
shake with the right hand, and stab
witli the left.
On re-reading, the foregoing
seems to express The Islander's
sentiments pretty well, but there
remains more to be added. This
paper will not condemn a merchant
or farmer who visits a saloon for
relaxation, nor will lie set the dogs
on a saloon or hotel keeper, because
he knows that the business has
been legitimatized and licensed by
the United States Government, and
therefore has a legal right to exist.
The Islander will not extol one
merchant who puts ten dollars in
the contribution box at church, and
cry down another equally good
man, who does not happen to be
long to his denomination or creed.
In fact, we believe that America,
and particularly San Juan County,
Wash., is a free country, and that
we all of us have certain inalien
able rights that we are free to exer
cise so long as they do not interfere
with the well-being of others. In
this connection we must not be un
derstood to decry religion, or to
uphold the liquor traffic. One is
the greatest civilizing engine of the
age, and society's strongest bulwark.
The other is unquestionably an
cvil —but it is licensed and paying
the state a revenue devoted to edu
cational purposes, and cannot
therefore justly be criticised, and
still less attacked.
In conclusion the editor desires
to express his very hearty sense of
appreciation of the way in which
he has been met by the inhabitants
of the of San Juan. County Every
man who has approached us so far
has done so with a cordial shake of
the hand, and honest expression of,
good will that made us feel at once
at home in the community. This
is as it should be. We can only <lo
our beat work for the county by
and through the good will and co
operation of the inhabitants, and if
that is extended in the future as
freely as it has been in the past, we
nan safely promise to supply San
Juan County with a weekly, second
to none in the state. We have,
nearly completed' a system by
which each district in the county .
will have its news adequately re
ported, and we shall halt at no
trouble or labor to make The,
Islander truly representative, and
recognized not only in the county,
but in the outer world. And an
other word in this connection. The
Islander also engages to properly
present the resources and capabili
ties of San Juan County to the out
side world as well as to amuse j
those who dwell within its borders.
No pent-up utica shall confine our
powers, ami if people do not flock
here to settle, it shall not be be
cause they have not beard of the
desirability of this lovely region as
The editor, who is also the pub
lisher of The Islander, apologises
to his readers for the fact that the
present edition is three days later
than the date printed on the paper.
If they all knew, however, how
unremittingly he had worked to
get it before the public even at
this late time, and what difficulties
lie has struggled with and over
come, they would surely excuse j
him. In the first place the arrival
of the plant was delayed four days
beyond the promised time. Then
various essentials, such as the ink
ing rollers, metal furniture, etc..
did not arrive as ordered with the
rest of the invoice, and had to be
telegraphed for or replaced by |
makeshifts. Then our keg of
printing ink was lost overboard and
floated around in the bay two or
three days before being found. In
fact, had it not been for the skill
and ingenuity of the printers, it
| would have been impossible to issue
|at all this week. But now it is be
fore you, how do you like it?
I We're not ashamed of it in Tin:
| Islander office.
The agony is over, and Judge
Morris B. Sachs has been acquitted
of the charges made against him in
! his judicial character. There
I seems to be no doubt that Sachs
| has exhibited a lamentable lack of
; personal dignity for a man occupy
! ing his exalted position and no
doubt made mistakes, but it is
i equally certain that he has invari
ably performed his judicial actions
; with honesty and ability. How
ever this may be, there can be no
question that Sachs would not now
have nearly so many friends and
defenders were it not for the ma
; lignant, bitter and causeless perse-
I cution of the Port Townsend
\ Leader. It is stated that during
| the past week Mrs. Sachs lay at the
| point of death, and even this fact
did not inspire these venomous
: partisans with decency, not -to
speak of mercy.
STATE GEOLOGIST'S REPORT.
We have received the first an
| nual report of George A. Bethune,
: the newly created State Geologist,
lon the mines and minerals' of
1 AVashington. It contains a mass
of carefully prepared and collected
information, and is written in a
florid and picturesque style that
makes even geology interesting.
Mr. Bethune confirms the opinion
that we have held for the past two
years, that in the future Washing
ton will be foremost on the Pacific
coast in her wealth of precious
metals. Our coal and iron re
sources are also minutely described.
Bethume says the "fields of mar
ketable coal (in Washington) are
practically limitless"' and that the
state '-will become a veritable
Pennsylvania of the West."
In the re-arrangement of judicial
districts recently ordered, San Juan
county has been put under the
same jurisdiction as Whatcom
county, and Judge Winn will pre
side at the next term of court held
How do you like The Islander?
COLMV COMMISSIONERS' PRO-'
The board met pursuant to adjourn- E
ment on the second day of March.
There were only Samuel Britt, Rol*-rC
McLaughlin and Clerk J. L. Murray 4
present, as Mr. Joseph Sweeney was
absent in Olympia testifying about the L
morality of ministers. Robert Me->
Laughlin took the chair in his absence. \
Chas. McKay was appointed Road
Overseer for District No. 5. |
The bill of C. M. Tucker for election
expenses in Precinct No. 1 was allowed.
Amount, $2 20.
The bill of Stafford Marifield for;
digging a grave for Henry Smith, was ;
allowed. Amount, $7 50.
The bill of Panj Guard, Road Over-;
seer in District No. 2, for over-work,
was approved. Amount, $15 00.
W. Holt refused to act as overseer in
District No. 1, and the office was de-i
The report of Samuel Cross, of Dis
trict No. 3, was approved and $t>o 00 al
The report of the County Surveyor,
T. J. Sheets, on rarreyofroad on Orcas
Island, was received, and. warrants iH
lowed for T. J. Sheets, $28 00; Joe Bull,
$10; Jas. Guthrie, $10; G. W. Wollard,
$10, and Alfred Beigly, $S 00.
Or'rin Boyce was appointed Road
Overseer for District No. 1.
The bill of Sherman Jones for work
in District No. 4, in Orcas Island, was
approved. Amount, $12 50.
Arthur Mitchel Mas appointed Road
Overseer for District No. 2, Lopez
The bill of J. L. Sherer, for lunilier
used on road of District No. 2, Lopez
Island, was allowed. Amount, $o 00.
Jas. Fleming was appointed Road
I Overseer for District No. 4, San Juan.
Bill of Thos. Upton, for overwork on
District No. 2, Lopes, allowed. Amount,
Bill of C. Bossier, £*r overwork in Dis
trict No. 1, allowed., Amount, $13 00.
Road District No '), of Orcas Island,
B. F. West was appointed Bond Over
seer for District No. 3, Orcas Island.
Charles Carlson was appointed Bond
i Overseer of District No. 4, Orcas.
M. J. Donahue was appointed Road
Overseer for District No. 5, Orcas.
J. H. Carse was appointed Road
Overseer for District No.V, Orcas.
W. H. Cadwell was appointed Road
j Overseer for District No. I, Lopes.
i Paul Guard was appointed Road
! Overseer for District No. 2, San Juan.
The bill of H. C. Gibbons foraudit
i ing county.books, allowed. Amount,
The bill of Fred Anderson, for repair
ing the jail room, was allowed. Amount,
The bill of W. E. Sutherland, for
; merchandise, was allowed. Amount,
i $24 10.
A survey of county road on Shaw
; Island was ordered.
Hans Christianson was appointed
1 Road Overseer of District No. 1, Shaw
All the bonds of the various county
! officers lying over from the last meeting
\ of the board were formally approved.
The County Auditor was allowed
$11 20 for expenses in purchasing; seal
W. C. afaile was placed in charge of
i Dr. Hunlock, of Friday Harbor.
A. li. Racier was appointed Overseer
of the Poor for the county.
Dr. E. R. Hunlock was appointed
( oroner of San Juan county in place of
i>r. Whittemore, deceased.
Ear a >'ew School Site.
The following is a notice of a special
| school election, to be held at the school
\ house, in Friday Harbor, San Juan
j county, Washington :
Be it remembered, That the Board of
! School Directors in and for School Dis
| trict No. 9, San Juan County, Wash.,
; has this day ordered that a Special
, Election be held on Saturday, the
21st day of March, 1891, between the
j hours of one and four o'clock in the
j afternoon .'of said day, said election to
ibe held for the purpose of voting a
j special tax, (not to exceed 10 mills), for
j the purpose of buying a school, house
| site and to remove the present district
school house from its present location
on to [said site; and further, to enable
the Board of Directors of said school
district to meet outstanding obligations.
By order of Board of School Directors
of School District No. 9, San Juan
This March 7, 1891.
J. L. Murray,
Clerk of said Board.
A Sew Venture.
Ben and Henry Hannah have
j bought the schooner North Star of P.
I Jansen. The vessel is now lying in
j Jansen's bay, and the boys are getting
right to work to refit it, and when they
get it in first class condition they in
tend to go off" Cape Flattery and Neah j
bay and fish for halibut, at the same j
time picking up whatever spring seal
they can capture.
A TRIP AMONG THE ISLANDS. M
Friday Harbor presented an animate.!
ippearance on Monday last. The day !
\as pine, and nearly everybody indulged
7i the balmy atmosphere of the bay. i
rhe Evangel came in about noon, and ;
hany availed themselves of a trip down j j
toe Sound, a representative of The |
Ula>'l>ek being among the happy num- j
x>r. The Evangel is a fast and stanch
aoat, and Capt. Morgan was at the helm,
tyhich tended to imbue all with a feeling
S safety and satisfaction. As the little
Utoaincr shot out of the bay and into the
ilraits, the scene was delightful. Old Sol
■dione down in all his glory, and soon
iie islands to the east were brought in i
view. Lopez stood out prominently, and j
(Her the many little islands could be I
dkmtned Smiths Island lighthouse, j
The Olympics were not visible, nor the
monarch of mountains, Rainier. Mouut j
linker, to the north, was grandly visible
ip its mantle of white, and the whole j
Cascade range reflected like a mirror in
the bright sunlight. Oreas island, with j
its historic Mt. Constitution saddling it
in the center, is the next object of inter
est. This is a large and prolific island,
aon the summit of Mt. Constitution, !
said, a fine lake of pure water exists,
pawling in rish and game,
ijbe swift steamer soon transports her ;
(oSPFIstK into a scene of loveliness. Fast;
Point lighthouse on the British Columbia j
side, is brought in full view, and the ap
parent bay ere reaching it resembles that :
of San Francisco. t In the center stands !
nearly similar to (Joat island, ]
with a llat-top upshoot in the rear, which j
is said to be a great playground for seals j
in the summer time. This is in front of j
Waidron inland, whose rock-bound shore i
afford basking to no end for the fur-y j
Kaoni this point a fine view is obtained. |
Onliearing the entrance to Roche Harbor j
on J<an Juan island, in this county, Van- '
»tarer island and the Victoria lowlands
arepisilile. Spieden island, to the west.
haw romantic appearance, being nearly
haf* of timber, with straight lines of
brush pickets here and there. It is line i
p:'JjJ>ral land. An Indian lady, with her .
son and daughter, occupy the center, and <
their (locks are so numerous that they j
extend from bay to bay. On the op- j
posite side of the passage, on San Juan j
island, is a small Indian settlement—j
owning some tine ranches—the head of
which Is an American citizen—the only j
onetHi the islands.
Through this passage, or one of the i
many entrances to Roche Harbor, several
islands are brought in view—chief among I
which is that of Stuart. On this island, j
it is said, are grown the finest potatoes in
the world. Roche Harbor possesses three l
entrances, or channels, one of which is
capable of admitting the largest vessels
afloat. The town has a commanding ap
pearance, situated as it is on the brow of!
a hill, or limestone quarry — the most j
extensive, apparently, to be found any-
There is rock enough in sight to !
hyßpiSce-utury, at the rate they're run
ning now, only lour kilns being in'oper- j
ation. There are thirteen kilns in all,
being first-class in every particular. Mr. i
J. Allen Smith, late chief engineer of the
works, took our representative through
the various departments, the magnitude
of watch merit a more extended report
than we now have space at command. In
our next issue, possibly, we may be able
to Bad room for an adequate description
of one of the, principal industries of San
BAUM LIKES ORCAS.
Friday Harbor, March 6, 1801.
Mr. Editor —The last edition of the
San Juan Graphic contains an editorial
headed "Why is it so?'" In it the edi
tor of that onterprising(?) sheet states
that people are flocking to Fast Sound ,
and ureas Island ami giving San Juan
the go-by, because of the evil Influence j
"emulating"—which word, by the
way, is not correctly spelt—from sa
loons. It also says that on the same
account the more intelligent classes
will not settle here.
I would like to ask Mr. Baum, who
presumably, from the tone of the ar
ticle, considers himself one of the in
telligent class referred to, whether the
notably educated and cultivated people
—who are presumably also intelligent —
of the great civilized centres, such as
Paris, London or New York, are par
ticularly distinguished by such strict
lerMwtance principles as he would have
us believe, actuate the people flocking
past Ban Juan to East Sound and Or
eas. I do not think he shows any of
tlie intelligence he hints he is possessed
of when he takes this position.
And again, if Mr. Baum is so fond of j
she purity of the moral atmosphere i
which he says prevails in that "neck of i
■. oods," why on earth don't he go over
there and start a truly moral news
paper. It would surely thrive in that
air. He need not be afraid of offending
his friends in Friday Harbor by leaving, j
either. We would get a band and see
him off on the steamer, his departure
heralded by the inspiring strains of "In
the sweet by and bye," or something
Of Friday Harbor who don't want to
Miss Kate Boyce, one of Ban Juan's
most popular young ladies, is to be
married next Thursday to Gus Ander
son. There will be a large attendance
at the wedding, as both the bride and
groom are well known, and popular
Ed Ziegler has moved from Roche
Harbor back to his ranehe again
X. K. CHURCHILL, Jf. R, ROFIBQSR.
— :t hr —
San Juan Trad Tug' Co.
San Juan County, -Hem- Washington.
Sole Agents far WALTER A. WOOD'S
Single Apron Harvester and Binder.
The best in the World. Also, Wood's
Mower and Horse Rake.
We are the Leading Merchant*
in the Comity, and carry a complete
Stock of General Merchandise, that
in quality and price compare favor
ably 1 with anything yon can bny in
the larger Cities of the Sound.
All Kinds of Farm Produce Bought and Sold.
Also, Dealers in Dog Fish Oil.
SAN JUAN HOTEL
J.VS. KOSS, - - Proprietor
Good Rooms and First-rate Table Board
at Moderate Prices.
1 Kvery'iittcntion paid to Transient Trade.
San JI'AX Cwtstt. Washington.
iLiquors and Cigars
Of the Best Bkands.
thnso are not enough, Tom will
tell you stories.
S _ —
1 All sorts of Rough Carpentering Work j
Promptly Attended to.
at or address this office.
jWM. FOWLE, - - Proprietor
and Books a Specialty.
! Fancy and Staple Groceries,
Tobaccos and Cigars,
Toys and Notions.
£&~A full line of New School Books i
I always on hand. I
W. F\ AVERS,
! FRIDAY HARBOR,
San Jnan County, Wash, j
Agent for the Garland Stoves and
Ranges—the WORLD'S BEST.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Work of all
kinds done to order.
Promptness invariable, and quality and
The Leading Paper of San
aGEHTS for the Celebrated Tiger
Mowing Machine, and we handle all
kinds of Agricultural Machinery and
U. | . MAIL STEAMER.
j Regular, Reliable and Safe
I FRIDAY HARBOR
jI > V
GOES NORTH —
Mondays, Weduod.ys and Friday*.
! GOES SOUTH—
j Tuesdays, Thursdays and Situr-ayj.
j C.STANLEY EMERY, M.D
a sr n
ROCHE HARBOR, WASH.
jWCall* promptly attended to in all
parts of tl c County.
OF ALL KINDS.
A SPECIALTY, and
Satisfaction Guaranteed. ;
T HAVE Rented a part of W. F. Ayers'
m Storeroom and put n a stock of
And will he pleased to see all who need
medioines,|or professional services.
DR. E. R. HUNLOCK.
i Beat LAG ER °" Sound
A complete stock of the finest brands of
Liquors and Cigars I
Also, a New Combination
BILLIARD AND POOL TABLE.