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yil ii , A y. - - MARCH «. I*ol.
IMPORTS AM) EXPATS.
Foreign receipts at Friday Harbor du
ring the week ending March 7, I8U1:
San Juan Trading Co. —1 tons groceries
« tons furniture, and 1 ton agricultural
Werner »fc Nichols — i tons general mer
W. F. Ayera—l ton hardware.
Jas. Cooper Wheeler—The Islander
plant, about 2 tons.
.Jus. Ross—3 tons freight, beer and mer
freight shipments from Friday Harlnir
during the week ending March 7, 1(91:
Werner & Nichols—7s dozen eggs and 2
San J nan Trading r 'o.—2 tons produce.
Tom (Jleawon thinks the sun rises in
jMnnd and sets on his six acre tract in
Jim King is supplying the San Juan
Trading Co. with about $ot) worth of
The many friunds of Andrew John-I
**>n will be glad to learn that lie is rap
idly recovering from will
be around again in a few days.
F. P. Bailer is busy as a bee this
week pressing his large crop of hay.
He has cut fifty tons or more this
As soon as the weather settles Er
nest Cowle will start up his kiln again.
He has returned from San Francisco
and is anxious to get to work.
The Islander is greatly indebted to;
that good fellow and clever artisan,;
i-'n■<:. Anderson, the well known black- I
trthff hard and skillful work he i
put in in our office this week.
Mr. McAfee says there must be
something in the air down here that !
makes him eat. Those who saw him
■towing away fresh cod fish Tuesday;
night thought he had a tape worm.
Skookum Tom, the Indian, brought 1
hi a magnificent mess of ling cod,
caught oil'the point of Brown's island,
oil Tuesday. About everybody in
town bought a fish, wasn't
The handsome sign that adorns the
front of The Islander building is at- ;
traeting general attention. It is said;
to compare very favorably with the
circus sign over the office of the little
paper up the street.
Tom QlchooM mad*- a visit to Roche
Harbor l.*<st week and while there
bought six acres of very valuable prop
arty. Tom is a shrewd man and gen
erally manages to get there with both
feet, and they are large ones, too.
The condition of the roads is simply
appalling. L. Mackin, of the Eureka j
Lime Works, drove over here on Tues
day to try his new buggy. He is satis- :
fied with it, but says that rides "don't i
go"' any more until the roads have dried
The East Sound, Orcas Island, non
snloon-itirhiencc pajier up the street
«|R'lls the name of the steamer Evangel
hi this way: "Uvangle."' He expects
to go to heaven one of these days; we
wonder how lie sjk'Hs angel—''angle?"
Steve Doyle had a clever article
about the recent masquerade in the]
last edition of the little paper opposite
the town pump. This young man shows
indications of ability as a writer and we
congratulate our friend, [the enemy, on '
that part of the paper which Doyle
Ja.s. Fleming is building one of the
finest residences in the county on his
ranch. This site is splendid and the
view from it is described as simply
magnificent. Our old friend Jim
Earns worth is doing the work and we
hope he'll get through as soon as pos
sible so he can come in town and see us.
Jim Ross, the popular hotel man,
had a new combination billiard and
pool table set up last week, and the con- I
sequence is that all the Inns are rap
idly becoming exports. There is a
good deal of latent talent in this di-,
rection in Friday Harbor, ami if prae-;
tice has anything to do with the
matter it will soon be developed to a
high state of efficiency.
Miss Eva Cary is learning to set type !
in the Graphic office. If she turns out '
as good a printer as her cousin who
fixed up The Islander sign, is a
painter, there will lie no question of
her success as a typo, And, by the
way, this office is willing to put its
young lady compositor against the
Graphic's in a type-setting contest, for
points or to a finish, with either hard
or soft gloves, Marquis of Queensbury
rules, or London prize ring.
Mrs. Geo. A. Lee is paying a few
weeks' visit to her mother.
AH parties Subscribing for the Seattle
Weekly Telegraph, failing to receive their
l>aper regularly or their premium map,
and those who wish to subscribe for same,
Geo. A. Eli.spermax,
Authorized agent, Seattle Telegraph,
for San Juan County.
PERSONAL POINTS ALL OVER.
J. (r. Vierick, of Doe Bay, dropped in
on am last week, and made a pleasant
James Doyle, of East Sound, passed i
through Monday, on Ins way to San |
P. J. MeGloin, of Roche Harbor, hasi
i gone back to Taconia to engage in busi
new. He started last Monday.
Ed. Delaney went to Port Town
\ send to-<lay to attend the funeral of his
; sister-in-law, Mrs. Tlios. I)e Laney.
W. H. Higgins is clearing '1\ acres, \
which lie intends to set out in straw
berries this season.
Walter Sutherland, the well known
boniface of East Sound, and Jonn Xieh
olls, took a trip up Sound last Monday.
Mrs. Jas. Buchanan, of Lopez, has i
l)een ailing, hut her many friends will.;
he glad to learn that she is rapidly re
covering and will soon enjoy her usual
Mr. John Sweeney paid The ,
Lsi,axi>ek a pleasant call to-day. He ;
Was on his way to ship ten tons of oats
and two tons of wheat to Fairhaven. I
The produce was raised on his ranche.
The Rev. Dr. <J. Le Soerd, from
Whatcom, arrived In Friday Harbor
Saturday. He and the Rev. Mr. Me-;
Namee expect to go to Lopez to-mor- j
row to look up the church work there.
Walter Sutherland, of East Sound, is
making preparations to build an addi
tion to Ids hotel to meet the require
ments of his growing trade. He lias!
already purchased the lumber and will I
begin work immediately.
Mr. James Doyle made his parents a ,
thing visit Sunday, en route to Roche
Harbor to take the position of mate on
the company's steamer, Harry Lynn.
Mr. P. E. Peterson has a force of men '
at work slashing and clearing and in a
short time will have one of the finest 1
improved farms on the island.
J no. Doyle lias gone to work at the
Eureka lime works.
Judge Sherer, of Lopez, visited Fri- '
day Harbor Monday and paid The
Isi.anjiek a pleasant call.
J. S. McMillan, of Roche Harbor, took
the boat for up Sound last Monday after
Miss Katie Cary, who lists been visiting
Miss Libbie Brad.diaw, returned home
Frank Baum, the attorney, won two
■ases before Justice Sherer of Lopes dur
ng the past week.
Emmet Ron gar, of the Evangel, has ;
■one and done it, and he and his blushing
jride are very happy.
The Misses Evans and Pieiee, of Vie- ]
oria, who have been visiting at Orr'm j
(Joyce's, have returned home.
P. V. Davis, one of Port Townsend's
leading attorneys, was in Friday Harbor
Monday last on a business trip.
John Cozzens, of Lope/., who cut his
hand so badly two months ago, is out
■gain not much the worse for wear.
John Foley, after a four months' ab
sence in Blame, lias returned and will
i>nce more become a resident of San Juan.
The©. H. Spencer, the V. S. customs
officer at Roche Harbor, has returned
from Salem, Ore., where he has been on
Jas. 11. Fosnot, the well known black
■ninth of Lopez, went to Port Townsend
Tuesday last for the purpose of stocking
lip his shop.
Thos. I'pston's wife is ill, and on Tues
lay last Mr. ITpstoa took her to Port
rownsend to consult Dr. Willison. This ',
ihows the need of a local physician, and ;
,ye may congratulate ourselves on having
■seared so competent a one as Dr. Hun-1
(ieorge Weber and Billy Richards, who
save been visiting and hunting among
he islands, returned to their homes in ;
Port Townsend last Thursday.
Miss Maggie Keeler, of Port Townsend,
who is down here on a visit, is holding;
down a case on The Islander, "the,
leading paper of San Juan County."
(ieorge Ellsperman and Mr. Harnett* of
the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New j
York, took a walking trip through Lopez
and San Juan islands last week. Wiry
(ieorge about did up the genial insurance
man and sent him back to Port Townsend
entirely fagged out, after which (ieorge
turned up here fresh as a daisy and got
beaten three games of pin pool, on which
he took his usual libation of hot lem
J. Allan Smith, who has been chief en
gineer of the Roche Harbor Lime works
for the past eighteen months, left for
Hillsboro, Oregon, on Wednesday last, ac
companied by his wife and family.
John Werner, of the firm of Werner A
Nichols, went up to Port Townsend on
Wednesday on business. He has now re
turned and his large and genial smile
makes one think the sun is shining even !
in a snow storm. Got any tickets, John?
Ed Werner's leg is rapidly getting all
right and he soon will be brought over
here from Roche Harbor.
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St. Patrick's Day.
On the 17th of March there are to be
great doings in Friday Harbor, and St.
Patrick's memory will be celebrated in
a liberal way. Tom Gleason will keep
open house all day, and in the evening
there will l>e a masquerade ball at the
hall, at which all the pretty girls and
stalwart lads of the vicinity will "chpse
the glowing hours with flying feet
until the daylight dawns" The
Islander will be around, and those
dancing in his set will have to be care
ful or they will be stepped upon.
A DIDACTIC LETTER.
Fkiday HARBOR, March 7, 1891.
To THE Islander: —
The thought ofnmLy men is, 'Ms there
a God, and how did he create himself?"
They will say, "I can't believe that any
being can create himself is the thought
of many. Now, observe by history and
by personal knowledge that man's
jiower is very limited and that they
can't control themselves. Now think,
is it anymore unreasonable to believe
that God created himself than it would
be to believe that the tirst man and the
first woman created themselves. Think
of this and you will sec that the history
of the creation of man is true as re
corded in the Biblical history, but some
will say, "I don't believe the Bible, nor
will I believe anything that I can't see
or understand." My dear friend, don't
deceive yourself, as I will prove to you
that you believe in a thing that you
have never seen or ever shall see. You
may say, 1 can't do it. Now, ask your
self the question, "Have you got any
brains in your head?" You will say
I have. How do you know it? Yon
never saw them, nor never will aS
them. You believe so on the say of
others. Why should you doubt the mk
of others that wrote the Bible and its
truths, and that they were inspired by
God to do it? You gmay say that the
Bible tells of a place called heaven, but
we never saw anybody coming from
there. Christ came from heaven to
this earth, and lived thirty years on the
earth with men. Now, he says that
this Bible is true; that there is a place
called heaven; that all who believe in
the teaching of this Bible, and do un,to j
others as you would like others to do
unto you, will live forever when they •
leave this earth and be happy, aud tl*»t i
the wicked who do bad deeds to thlhr
fellow man on this earth will lie pijn-<
ished. All men should read tills bf»i»k
called the Bible and live according to
the teaching of it. They would live a
happy life in this world and also be
happy in the next. Some will say. "I \
don't believe that Christ was more than
man." Let us examine and see if his j
history looks that way. WeJ find in
history that he was teaching learned
men in |the temple when only twelve;
years old. The nextjlre hear of him is
healing the lame, raising the dead to
life, and causing the jblind to see. He !
did alfthis without pay; he reprimand
ed the rich for oppressing the poor, he
made desciples of the poor and unedu
cated, and he gave to them power, so
they could preach in any language, i
His teaching was to love one another
and do unto others as you would like
others to do unto you, and he did all i
this teaching for S3 years without pay". ;
He did not gofto the rich to get money
and get into [their favor, but he rppri- J
manded them for robbing the poor of
their labor; he reprimanded the priests I
for their and not living ac
cording to God's j;laws. Do you think j
that there is a man on the earth at this
time that [could do miracles like those
Christ did? and without pay he worked,
teaching for 33 years, to raise man from
a fallen, degraded condition to a glo-j
rious elevated one of freedom. He was j
crucified that we might live. When j
Adam disobeyed God's law, God said
to Adam, "You can eat of all the fruit
in this garden but one, and the day j
thou eatest of this fruit you shall surely
die." He did eat. The penalty was
death. Now, the only way that man
could live again is, that Christ offerrd
his own life, so man could live. AAd
to prove to man that his death redeem
ed man, he resurrected on the third
day, proving two things: First, that he \
was the son of God; second, that all j
who believed in Christ and lived ac
cording to his teaching should never j
die, but live forever; hut some men will
say, Adam did not die the day he eat
the forbidden fruit, but lived many
years, and I will prove to you that
Adam did die before the day was gone.
You will find in the Bible that one day j
is m a thousand years and a thousand
years as one day with the Lord, so you
will see the Lord's day is a thousand
years. Now, Adam lived 930 years, so
you will see that Adam died before the
day was gone. No man lived a thou
sand years. To prove that there is &
hereafter, I submit the philosophical
proposition, to-wit: the human mind is
so constituted that it cannot desire a
thing which does not exist. Consider
this at your leisure.
Friday Harbor, Wash.
Horses on Lopez.
Lopez Island is rapidly gaining the
reputation of possessing and breeding
mighty good horse flesh. Among
; others, James Buchanan has a splenuid
! stock farm and some first-rate animals.
j He has three Clydesdale beauties which
| are destined to materially improve the
j work-horse strain of the Sound, and a
I barn full of other breeds equally good
jin their way. Jim Davis, of Richard
! son, also has a fine lot of horses.
A New Lighthouse.
Congress recently appropriated fif
teen thousand dollars for the purpose
of building a lighthouse fog signal sta
tion on Turn Point, Stuart Island.
DEATH STALKS ABROAD.
Mr. A. 11. Rader, who was recently
appointed Overseer of the County Poor,
has been in a peck of trouble last week.
i vhving to the inadequacy of the facili
j ties for caring for the sick and indigent,
' who, owing to lack of means, were
|hrown upon the county, he wasjforced
;0 turn his private residence into a
county hospital. The tirst patient was
Mr. Maile, whose unfortunate accident
; has excited the sympathy of the county
for the last two weeks. He was brought
here from the scene of the accident on
' the 23d of last month and put under the
care of Mrs. Jas. Ross, in the San Juan
Hotel. On the 6th of the present
'month, after Mr. Rader had received
his appointment, the sick man was
transferred to his (Mr. Rader's) house
j and formally placed under the care of
j Dr. E. It. Hunlock, the resident physi
\ ciail of Friday Harbor and coroner of
| San Juan county.
The case was a very complicated and
delicate one owing to the fact that the
' patient had enervated his constitution
Me an exceeding degree by former ex
| cesses. It was found that the injury
caused by the burn was so great that it i
would be necessary to amputate the;
limb in order to give Maile a chance
for his life. Dr. Hunlock accordingly
undertook the operation and with the
assistance of Dr. Emery, of Roche Har
bor, it was successfully performed last
Friday afternoon. His arteries were!
found to be so attenuated and burnt'
out that a hemorrhage was deemed by
the. physician extremely probable and
he had to exercise extreme care on that
account Up to the present time Mr. !
Maile has been doing very well and it
is hoped that he will pull through if no !
change for the worse occurs.
On the fourth instant Isidor Es-1
eabedo, a native of the Manilla Islands, ;
who has been a resident of this county |
ten or fifteen years, was brought in to
Mr. Rader's house. He was suffering i
from chronic Bright's disease,and was I
in the last stages. He was in a state of j
dementia and has required constant
care and watching to prevent him
from injuring himself. He died this
morning at 2 a. m.
A PLUCKY PREACHER.
The average man is very a P* to con- J
sider those who are professedly relig-'
ious, such as ministers, for instance, as j
weaklings or softies. Occasionally this
may be so, but those who take it to be
a cardinal rule will get very much j
fooled. A case in point occurred lately
in Friday Harbor which goes to em
phasize this statement. It seems that j
the Rev. A. J. McXamoe of this place!
needed some tire wood some time ago, I
so he went up to Driggs' ranche to buy i
some. There were several large butts i
lying near and Mr. Driggs said: "why j
don't you saw off a couple of these and j
take "them?" "All right," said the
reverend gentleman, "I'll saw a couple
Driggs looked at the unworkmanlike
get-up of the preacher, noted his spec- !
taeles and the worn expression of the
earnest face that had been planted
there by the struggle of conducting a
church In a frontier community. Then
he glanced at his watch and saw that
it was nearly five o'clock arid that it
would be a hard job for a hearty labor- j
ing man to cut those two butts in four
hours, so he said: "If you do, parson, j
I'll give you the best hat you can buy
for five dollars."
"I don't want anything better than !
that," remarked the reverend gentle- I
man, as he took off his black coat and
hung it on a stump. Then the saw
dust began to fly. Mr. Driggs watched j
a little time and then went to supper, !
thinking that the pace was so great
that the parson would soon break
When he came back at eight o'clock
the butts were sawn in two and Mr.
McNamee had disapeared. He sadly
murmured, "you never can tell how
far a frog can jump until you see him
jump." Then he laid a five dollar
gold piece on the nearest log and went
♦- 1 —
A Promising Venture.
T. J. Glakeler of Lopez Island is
clearing ground with the intention of
growing the luscious strawberry, which
no where in the world grows to greater
| perfection, both in the matter of size
! and flavor, than in San Juan county.
I The venture w.ill unquestionably prove |
successful and profitable. It was only
last year that twenty tons of straw
berries were raised off four acres of
ground right in this town.
A Sad Event
) Tom DeLaney, the well known and
efficient chief of police of Port Town
send, and who, by the way, comes
ilfrom this island, has suffered a sad loss
|[n the death of his wife, who died
! Thursday. The lady was a niece of
: Judge Bowman and leaves a large
circle of mourning friends. Tom hini
aelf has the sincere sympathy of every
|ue who knows him.
The weather has changed and balmy
spring is sitting in the lap of winter.
jlt will not be long now before the buds
jvi ill burst and bock beer will come
I slong. }
Summoned in the Sachs Case.
County Commissioner Joseph Swee
ney, Sheriff John Kelly, R. H. Wans
borough, clerk of the Superior Court,
and the Hon. J. E. Tucker, were sub
poenaed by Deputy McGinnis, of Port
Townsend, to appear before the Legis
lature at Olympia and testify as to
what they know about Morris B. Sachs'
'judicial character. According to the
, Seattle |Telegraph, our representatives
must have cut considerable of a figure
i down there. Mr. Sweeney figured, ac
, cording to the Telegraph reporter, as a
i commissioner from Island county,
! which shows a lamentable lack of
, knowledge of San Juan county in the
i outside world.
Tin? Press-Times reporter, of Seattle,
! also seemed to lie impressed with Mr.
Sweeney, as is evidenced by the follow
ing excerpt from his report: "Joseph
1 Sweeney, the round-faced, good natured
; Irishman who is chairman of the board
of county commissioners of San Juan,
had just testified that Judge Sachs'
standing was good, and Judge Parsons
| for the state [had [endeavored to elicit
the opinion that if Sachs was a gambler
jhe violatedJhisjobligations to law and
, society. i
Thompson thought Sweeney could
; give an expert opinion on ministers
' and asked him if it was not a fact that
some clergymen have*been known to
violate every obligation.
j Some smiled, some laughed, some ap
, plauded, President Wilson looked cross,
; and Sweeney said he did not know
much about ministers."
I Our popular sheriff is described by
the Telegraph as "a large, pleasant
looking man." The graphic reporter
; got in his work on Judge Tucker also,
i and described him as "a huge man with
; a strong voice and iron gray beard.
; Their general testimony was that Sachs
i had always been a satisfactory judge.
There is to be a Grand Ball at Union
j Grove on Tuesday evening, March 17,
! for'the benefit of Dist. No. I. Work ,
[has commenced on.the new school-J
\ house of said district. It is the inten
; tion of the directors to finish and fur- f
nish it throughout. They have taken |
this means to help pay the cost. It is
to the interest of every person to help
such an enterprise to the best of their I
ability. The directors have rented Union I
Grove Halijand secured good music!
and will do all in their power to make |
this a grand success, as should every j
person in this vicinity.
Religious Services in San Juan County.
Presbyterian services every Ist and 3d
Sunday of the month, at p. m.
Rkv. T. J. Wkkks, Pastor.
M. E. church, services every 2d and 4th
Sunday of the month at 7:30 p. m.
Rkv. A. J. McXamek, Pastor.
Rev. T. J. Weeks will hold sorvices on
the 2d and 4th Sunday of the month at
North End school house at 10:30 a. m. At
the Presbyterian church at 3 p. m.
Rev. A. J.gMeXamee will hold services
at the same place and hour on the Ist and
M. E. church services at 11 A. M, and
7:30 l*. m., every other Sunday.
Rkv. \V. EL Johnston, Pastor.
Emmanuel church, Fast Sound, divine
services every Sunday at 1:30 r. M. and
7:15 r. M. Wednesday evening at 7:15 P.
m. Sunday School at 12:30 r. M.
M. E. church, services at 11 A. M. and
7:30 r. m., every other Sunday.
Rkv. W. H. Johnston, Pastor.
J. A. WERNER, M. W. NICHOLS
Werner & Nichols
SAN JUAN COUNTY, ° WASHINGTON.
•~|» DEALERS IN gf*-
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We Buy and Sell Everything and pay Cash or in Trade.
No Shelf-Worn Goods or Old Stock on Hand.
Everything Fresh and Merchantable.
Our Price* are a* Low as the Lowest and our Qualities a. Good as the Seat
Anton Dener has recently purchased
40 acres of the old Jack M rrwty
place on the beach, in fin ol Turn
Island. The price he paid fox :.h<- prop
| erty was fifteen dollars peracn
All Saturday aftern<K>n the I v ander
• office was irradiated by the presence of
' young ladies, brought by curiosity or
other motives to examine the modus
operandi prevailing in newspaper offi
ces. Such visitors are always welco se,
as indeed, all others. We want to know
everybody and have them know The
Jas. J. Atkins, of East Sound, set Ida
first galley of type for eight months on
the Islander, Saturday. He is a New
j Yorker and held a case down on one
j paper there for 18 consecutive years.
! He says that on the present occasion ho
I would hnve set cleaner were he not per
j turbed by the rustle of «kirts and the
! fragrance of femininity that pervaded
Capt. J. Edwards, who has one of the
I finest ranches on Lopez Island, is so
jjourningin Port Townsend for a short
J season. His farm is in charge of Mr.
I Martin Mervyn. The genial captain can
always be found a the Franklin.
The Methodist church of East Sound
has purchased a new bell, whose tana is
said to be very superior. It can be heard
| rive miles very distinctly.
The steamer Harry Lynn, Capt. Boyce,
has been thoroughly refitted at Roche
j Harbor and is now in readiness for the
I spring trade.
Last week three men, who are stated
to have come from Sehome in a sloop,
were caught in the act of killing sheep
on Trump Island. The malefactors had
four dead sheep in their possession.
They were arrested and taken liefore
Justice Troxell of Precinct No. 1, Lopez
Island, and fined §.50] each. The sloop
I was held in security for the fines.
Mrs. M. Anderson is going tomorrow
to Gilliam county, Eastern Oregon, on
business connected with mmie real
estate she owns there.
Grips and Pass Words.
On the afternoon of March 7th there
was an informal meeting held in the
court house in regard to organizing an
1. O. O. F. Lodge in Friday Harbor.
Mr. George A. Ellsperman acted as
chairman, with F. P. Baum as secre
tary and W, F. Ayers as treasurer.
It was the hearty sense of the meet
ing that there should be a Lodge start
ed as soon as convenient, and a com
mittee of five appointed to make ar
rangements for instituting
will make the second lodge in San Juan
county this year. As societies of this kind
exert a moral influence in a place and
help to make better citizens, we hope to
see this order started soon and be a suc
cess, as it will be a credit to Friday
Harbor and the county in general.
From and after this date all wood and
bolts prepared for and measured by the
undersigned, will be required to be closely
piled and to be four feet and four inches
high to cover shrinkage. All bolts meas
ured with the bark on must be five feet
high; without bark, four feet four inches.
TACOMA & ROCHE HARBOR