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Some Prices at Sweeney's]
Holly Flour, per bbl ;... ...;.. $ f 465 i
Best Everett, per bbls .... .... ...... 465 \
Harvest Queen, per bb1........... .. 4 60
Lard, in 5-pound pai15...... ...... ..... 55c
Bran, per ton .- ... 20 00
Shorts, per ton | .. ;......... 2 1 50
Pie Fruit, standard brands, gallon cans, including Peaches,
Pears, Apricots and Plums, : OCT
per can, only ( OOC
These Prices in Effect Until January 1. All Kinds of
Country Produce Taken in Exchange
We have an overstock of Ladies and Misses
MACINTOSHES and are selling them
now at JUST HALF PRICE!
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! BAY VIEW HOTEL
1 *W. H. McCRAKY, Proprietor
! LEADING HOTEL OF SAN JUAN COUNTY
RATES—SI.2S PER DAY
W* ONLY SAMPLE-ROOM IN TOWN -TM .
FRIDAY HARBOR, - WASH.
yon f" lly , *iuipped to wait upon
5011 the day you are in the city
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ralni omm Extracting, 800
DR. 0. C. GILBERT, M&r.
r- Dock & Holly, opp. Beck's Theatre
lar- r [1 6, r£ Gt th« Bine Front Store has" a
any othl ? etter stock of Rubbers than
* taer st this Bide of the Rockies. :
yoiiMS 1 Fr, ont Store will contract for
■do^natn? 001 x^ nd Pay you f one-fourth
nn at .prices that open your eyes. V
THE OFFICERS OF
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San Juan County Bank
AIM IN EVERY WAY
TO PROTECT THE IN
TERESTS OF ITS
CLIENTS, AND ALL
DEN TO IMPART ANY
CERNING THE BUSI
NESS OF ITS DEPOS
What would be nicer for that wife or
sweetheart of yours than one of those
beautiful Hanging Lamps that the Blue
, Front Store has for Sale.
FRIDAY HARBOR, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1904
back to bedj
The old year's deadf
IVe seen him just go out
I'd like to munch
A bit of lunch.
Are any mice about?
T^HE glad new year
At last is here}
It's fine to be alive*
May rats and mice
Be fat and nice
—Earle Hooker Eaton*
Some of the Wonders of Our Great
est National Industry
The cotton crop of a single year is
worth nearly 140 for every family in
the United States.
The corn crop is even greater.
The value of the corn raised in a
single year could pay the national
debt, with interest for one year, and
leaveP enough to helplresident Roose
velt on governmental expenses so
that there need be no deficit for four
or five year 4*.
The American hens lay enough
eggs in one month to pay the inter
est on the national debt. The one
and two-thirds billion of eggs laid in
one year would reach 30,000 miles, or
ten times across the continent, if
placed side by side in a continuous line.
The automobile is all very well, but
horses and mules are still worth a
trifle of a billion and a third of dollars.
That is an average of $65 worth of
horseflesh for every family in the land.
The total products of the farm in
1904 are $5,000,000,000. That is
nearly equal to the total capital
stock of all American railroads before
the "boom" of 1900.
This sum is more than six times
the capital stock of all the national
banks. It is three times the gross
earnings of all the railroads. It is
nearly as great as the value of the
manufactures in 1900, less cost of
In two years the farmers have
produced wealth exceeding the out
put of all the gold mines of the world
since Columbus discovered America.
In six years the deposits in all the
banks of three farming states have
increased as follows: lowa, 164 per
cent.; Kansas, 219 per cent.; Miss
issippi, 301 per cent.
Even rice, which few families make
much use of, is grown to the extent
o.* 650,000 pounds. Macaroni wheat
is a novelty in this country, yet the
year's crop of it would fill a bin 100
feet high and completely covering a
city "long block." The increase
alone of farming capital in four years,
aside from the appreciation in the
value in the land, would build sixty
subways like that of New York city.
—New York World.
The school house in district No. 25
was crowded to its full capacity Mon
day night by "big folks and little
folks" assembled to witness the
Christmas exercises. There was a fine
tree laden with many gifts and the
literary and musical program was
very creditable. A jolly party of
fifteen attended from here.
SEEING THE OLD YEAR OUT.
The bank will be closed Monday.
Mrs. E. F. Harpst has been quite
ill for the past ten days.
The county commissioners will meet
Monday in regular session.
Wm. McKeever killed an O. I. C.
hog a few days ago that dressed 491
The termß of the newly elected
county officers begin the second Mon
day in January.
L. C. Larson spent the past week
visiting relatives in Skagit and Sno
Mrs. A. A. Turnbarge, of Seattle,
spent Christmas with her cousin,
Mrs. G. B. Driggs.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Cutter return
ed from Port Townsend Tuesday on
the revenue cutter Arcata.
JohD Sweeney has sold his big Dur
ham bull to Tony Voght, of Belling
ham. The animal was shipped Thurs
Elias Anderson, of Roche Harbor,
returned Tuesday from a few days'
visit in Bellingham, where he spent
Quite a number of the little Mends
of Floy Larson were entertained at a
birthday party at her home Thurs
Alice Sweeney, who has been at
tending the Bellingham high school,
is spending the holiday vacation at
her home here.
Mr. and Mrs, J. A. Gould, of Se
attle, spent Christmas with their son
and his family here, returning Tues
day via Bellingham.
L. M. Harper spent Christmas in
Seattle, returning home Monday with
his wife and children, who had been
visiting relatives in the city.
Christmas was Frances MulHs'
birthday and the occasion was quite
charmingly celebrated Tuesday after
noon by a party of little folks at her
Frank Thompson, of Pasadena,
California, was here this week to
look at some property belonging to
an estate of whose minor heirs he is
The Woodmen of the World gave a
ball at Odd Fellows' Hall last even
ing, the proceeds of which will go in
to the fund for building the new hall
at the Corners.'
Mrs. Gill, of Friday Harbor, atid
Chas. Bestman, of Newhall, were
married a few days ago at Belling
ham. They arrived here Tuesday
for a short visit.
The San Juan County Bank ex
tends its New Year greetings to its
patrons through the Islander this
week and sets forth some of the ad
vantages it offers to depositors.
The Friday Harbor Meat Market
has again changed hands having
Farmers Are Prosperous
However much we may realize the
disadvantages under which the farm
ers of the country have to labor and
the obstacles in their road to pros
perity, we must admit that as a class
they are as prosperous as at any
time in the past, and in proportion to
the capital and skill employed as
prosperous as any other class of in
dustrial workers. ,
There are in round numbers about
5,000,000 farm families in the country
representing a population of about
30,000,000 people, the largest number
of people engaged in any single in
dustry and representing the largest
capital of any industry. According to
the latest returns, the farmers of
the country in the aggregate pro
duced about $5,000,000,000 of wealth
this year. This is about $1,000 apiece
on the average for every farmer.
The average income in the United
States is about $400 a year, placing
the farmer, without regard to cap
ital invested in his or other indust-
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been sold by I. D. Nordyke to Thos.
Fleming. The market was kept very
neat and was well patronized under
Mr. Nordyke's management and Mr.
Fleming will do well if he gives as
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Willis and little
son, of Olga, returned home Tuesday
after a few days visit with O. H.
Culver and family.
A very pleasant party, attended
by many of the young people of the
town, was given at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. Wright Monday evening in
honor of the birthday of their daugh
Wm. Derrinberg returned to his
home at Turgose, B. C,, this week,
via Port Townsend and Victoria,
taking with him a fine two-year-old
colt presented to his wife by her
father, R. M. Caines.
The San Juan cannery has been
busy canning clams this week, quite
a large quantity having been re
ceived from British Columbia In
dians. The cannery company has
an order from one firm for 600 cases.
E. P. Newhall arrived from Cali
fornia Tuesday on a hurried business
trip connected with his property in
terests at Newhall, Olga and vicinity.
He is interested in mining property
in California with a company which
has a fine reduction plant near De
Vivian Davis, of Anacortes, 16-year
old son of Capt. and Mrs. R. E. Davis,
formerly of this county, met with a
sad accident two weeks ago today.
He was experimenting with smoke
less powder in a gun when the weap
on burst, filling his right eye with
fragments of steel and powder and
totally destroying the sight.
The Eagle Lime Co., has redeemed
the property sold at sheriff sale
to H. Harrington last year to satisfy
a judgment and costs amounting to
$6,871.61. The property has since
been sold to J. A. Soderberg for $10,
--000 and by Soderberg to the Orcas
Lime Company for the same consid
eration. The new company has also
purchased 40 acres adjoining its
other property from M. H Walter,
A stranger who registered at the
Tourist hotel a few days ago as
"Chas. Scott" was arrested yester
day morning for entering a room ad
joining the one he occupied Thursday
night and stealing a small sum of
money from the trousers of F. G.
Krebs Krebs and his roommate,
who came here a few days ago as
representatives of the Frye-Bruhn
Company, of Seattle, to buy stock
ard perhaps estaolish a market, dis
covered the mau in their room but
he made some excuse for being there
and apologized. The money was not
missed until morning. Scott was
found at the Best saloon, which had
been broken into the same night,
presumably by the same man.
ries, well at the head of the list in
the income account.
The great problem for the Ameri
can farmer in the future is not how
to produce larger crops but how to
produce crops cheaper. While there
are immense areas of fertile land
still unproductive and vast areas of
arid lands that need only irrigation
to bring into profitable cultivation,
the succesful farmer of the future
will be the one who lessens the cost
of production ,rather than the one
who extends his* operations.
Socialist Daily For Chicago
Chicago Socialists are to have a
daily newspaper of their own, it is
said. They hope to begin publishing
it before the spring election. While
the daily newspaper will advocate
Socialism and the co-operative com
monwealth, it will be run strictly on
a capitalistic plan. The company
will be incorporated under the laws
of New Jersey, just like any ordinary
trust. One speaker who timidly
suggested that there was some in
consistency in starting a paper on a
capitalistic plan and said he believed
it should be run on a co-operative
basis, was severely taken to task.
GREATEST WRESTLING CONTEST
EVER SEEN HERE
First Round Lasts 4O Minutes, the
Second 5O Minutes and the Third
17 Minutes—Good Amateur l're*
The Person-Gunderson wrestling
match Friday evening the 23rd inst.
was the best exhibition of the kind
ever witnessed in this county and
local "sports" who have witnessed
similar exhibitions elsewhere say it
was one of the best they have ever
seen. There was quite a good crowd
present, including quite a number of
ladies and the "main event" was
preceded by two local contests in
which much interest was manifested.
The first was a wrestling match be
tween Johnny Sweeney and Arthur
McKay. Sweeney has had more
practice in wrestling than McKay
and most of his friends and acquaint
ances shared his own evident belief
that he would be an easy winner.
He was "not in it," however, with
McKay, who threw him the first
round in one minute and three quart
ers and the second time in seven
The next preliminary was a boxing
contest between Dr. Garratt, of Bell
ingham, and I. D. Nordyke, of Friday
Harbor, which was also something of
a surprise. The doctor is much the
larger man and has quite a repu
tation among his friends as an ama
teur athlete. Nordyke showed him
self to be astonishingly quick on his
feet and expert with the gloves. The
two men jumped about the mat dur
ing four rounds in the liveliest man
ner and each got in a few good punch
es in exposed places on the other's
anatomy in the most good natured
way. It had been agreed that if
both were on their feet at the end of
the fourth round the contest should
be considered a draw, and it was so
It was a little past 9 o'clock when
Gunderson and Person stepped on
the mat and shook hands and began
the hardest contest that either of
them has ever had. Dr. Garratt had
been advertised as the referee but as
he had privately expressed his opin
ion that Person would win the match
Gunderson objected to his serving
and with Person's consent Will Sar
lund, of Bellingham, a personal friend
of Gunderson, was named as referee.
It was evident at the outset that the
match was going to be a close one
and that it would test the skill and
endurance of both men to the ut
most. Gunderson is a number of
years younger than Person and has
considerable advantage of him in
height and weight, while Person has
the advantage of longer experience
as a wrestler, a cooler head and more
even temper. The only evidence of
anger that he manifested during all
the long contest was when the referee
made an unfair decision against him
in the second round. Gunderson, on
the contrary, manifested consider
able temper and made a number of
rushes at Person that had much of
the appearance of vindictiveness.
The young man fa splendidly propor
tioned and has great strength. He
won the first fall after a hard contest
of forty minutes. The second round
lasted fifty minutes and was won by
Person. During this round Gunder
son was thrown from the stage and
received quite a bruise in the back,
though nothing serious. The third
round was won by Person in seven
teen minutes, he having been fortun
ate enough to secure a "hammer
lock" hold which Gunderson was
powerless to shake.
The steamer Islander was disabled
by the breaking of her rudder stock
while backing away from the Lopez
wharf on the 23rd inst. She was
towed here by the steamer Messen
ger and the same night was towed
from here by the steamer Roche
Harbor to Bellingham, where she
was beached and repaired. She did
not get back on her route till Tues