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ban juan |||§|| Islander
rO L. XXII.
nirvK C GOULD, President * C. M. TUCKER Tloe-Prealdant
0 VAN E. SARGENT, Cashier CECIL 1.. CABTKRTAMt. cJuer *
SOLICITS YOUR ACCOUNT
With a large capital and a fine equipment, this bank so
licits your account. The bank is prepared to extend ev
ery reasonable accomodation. Call and see about it.
THE SAN JUAN COUNTY BANK
FRIDAY HARBOR. WASHINGTON
DO IST T FORGET
THAT WHTLE WE CARRY
FRESH, CLEAN, UP-TO-DATE STOCK of
WE ALSO HAVE A NICE LINE OF
DRY GOODS AND GENTS' FURNISHINGS
When you call you will find a pleasant store,
courteous treatment and right prices
SWEENEY & ALLEN
The Weather Man
Says that the wise man is the one that is preparing for
What About Your Heater?
I have laid in a complete line of the best, as well as the
cheaper ones. And the PRICE is right.
I have the most complete supply of TROLLING MA
TERIAL in town. LAUNCH SUPPLIES, PIPE
and PIPE FITTINGS of all kinds.
Paints, Oils, Doors, Sash, Glass, Build ers'Hard ware, etc.
Have a complete stock of PETERS, and SELBY Shot 1
Gun Shells on hand at all times.
% supply of GRANITE and TINWARE is as ever—
up to the standard.
! ROSS TULLOCH'S HARDWARE
♦ THE MAN BEHIND THE GOODS
j FRIDAY HARBOR, WASHINGTON
Have you a
$4 - $7 ~ $10
A Safe Deposit Box at the rentals we charge is surely
low priced security.
For four dollars a year yon can know your valuable pa
pers, jewels not in use, silverware, heirlooms, etc., are
We invite you to call and have the attendant in charge
show you the vaults and various size boxes.
The cost of this service is small when the security it pro
vides is considered.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $300.00<M»
FRIDAY HABBOR, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER SS7, 1912
Shall We Make an Effort?
What is San Juan county going to
do in conncetion with the North
west Development League Land
Show to be held in Minneapolis in
November? The Washington ex
hibit is now being prepared, under
the direction of the Washintgon
state exhibit commission, appointed
some months ago by Gov. Hay and
an attempt is being made to surpass
the exhibit made last year at St.
Paul, when Washington took first
Gene C. Gould has been appoint
ed b y Gov. Hay as a member of the
commission and while he is much
interested in the matter, his time
(just now is so occupied with busi
ness affairs that he is unable to give
| it the personal attention it deserves.
Mr. Gould desires that any who
are in any way interested should
confer with him soon, as the time
for preparing anything for shipment
lis short. Phone him, write him or
I call on him.
The Islander has received a com
munication from H. H. Matteson,
secretary of the Bellingham Cham
ber of Commerce, in which he re
quests that the farmers of San Juan
county co-operate with Whatcom
county and says if an exhibit can be
secured from here that the Belling
ham Chamber of Commerce will en
deavor to finance the matter of put
ting the exhibits into compact form
and to getting the same into proper
condition to Minneapolis. He says:
"send in specimens of fruits, grains,
vegetables, etc., and have the name
of the owner accompany the speci
men." At a recent meeting over
there they raised nearly a thousand
dollars which js to be expended in
One of the main objects of the
land show is to divert, if possible
the immigration now going into
Canada, to the Northwest. From
recent statistics it is claimed that
the state of Washington has actually
decreased in population during the
past year. It is thought that if the
people of the east could see the
wonderful advantages and opportun
ities to be found here that immigra
tion would soon turn in this direc
tion in greater numbers than ever
It is up to us. Will we make an
effort or let the opportunity for
bringing our favored section to the
attention of thousands of homeseek
ers pass by.
Get into communication with Mr.
fttws and Comment
Judge Joiner, at Seattle, last Sat
urday decided that judicial candi
dates in order to be declared elect
ed and allowed to go on thj ballot
at the general election must receive
a majority of all the votes cast for
judicial candidates. Ihe decision
complicates matters. An appeal
will be immediately taken to the
supreme court, but it is feared an
adjudication of the matter cannot
be obtained in time to arrange the
ballots for the general election.
Bellingham figures that the new
interurban now running into Skagit
county will bring nearly a half mil
lion increase in business during the
coming year. It is estimated that
about a hundred people arrive on
the interurban daily and that they
are not sightseers, but shoppers.
In this connection it is of interest to
notet^e statement of one of the
boat captains that business between
Bellingham and the islands is poor
er than for fifteen years. Business
on the islands is not necessaiily
poorer, so it is presumed that Bell
ingham is not making a very strong
effort to keep it, and that other
points are getting it.
The department of justice at
Washington D. C, has announced a
reversal of Judge Hanford'e decision
disfranchising Leonard Oleson. De
cause of his belief on governmental
matters stating that "Socialism is
no bar to c.itizenghip." So it is yet
possible for one to disagree with
Judge Hanford and his kind on the
great unsolved problems, and still
continue to be recognized a citizen
of this "land of the free and home
of the brave."
Have you read about the oriental
ball given at Newport last month by
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt
where the special costumes are esti
mated to have cost $300,000, and
the jewelry worn by the guests at
$5,000,000; where the supper cost
I Could the young p
but realize how soon 1
ag they will become |
I mere walking bundles |i
of habits, p
they would take care |i
to have §;
g those habits helpful |
| instead of harmful ;f
$7,000 and $5,000 was given for for
ty minutes of comic opera? If you
haven't read about it, it would be
worth your while to do so. Space
prevents our printing the story in
full. It is edifying. It cost Van
derbilt $50,000, but it must have
been worth it.
Much comment has been made
here regarding the article which
appeared in the Seattle Star recent
ly as to the reasons why Roche Har
bor is not a money order office.
Not understanding local conditions
at the Harbor, we cannot say wheth
er or not there were good reasons
for having an order rescinded which
had already been issued giving the
people what they had evidently ask -
It is claimed on good authority
that next to a monkey wrench, a
hair pin is the most useful invention.
A woman can open a time lock, bur
glar-proof safe with a measley ilttle
hair pin. They use them to scratch
their heads, button thier shoes, pick
their teeth punch bed bugs out of
cracks, run into cakes to see if they
are sufficiently baked, clean finger
nails, fasten up stray bangs, pick
oat nuts, lift stove lids, dean their
ears and do many other things.
Jas. Cooper Wheeler Dead
Ad associated press dispatch from
Denver under date of the 24th inst.,
reports the sudden death there of
James Cooper Wheeler, of Hollis,
Long Island, N. V., journalist and
author, well known to many of the
older residents of this town and
county as the founder and first editor
of the Islander, which was established
in February, 1891. Mr. Wheeler had
gone to Denver to institute legal pro
ceedings to set aside the will of his
daughter, by his first marriage, Miss
Candace Wheeler, mention of whose
death by drowning was chronicled in
the Island3r some time ago. She left
a will bequeathing her property, val
ued at about $15,000, of which $12,
--500 was in life insurance, to her fiance,
Otto Meyer, of Minneapolis, and his
brother, Dr. Meyer, who was named
as executor of the estate.
Mr. Wheeler and his present wife
visited here only a few years ago.
He was a very genial and capable
man. For a number of years he has
been engaged in literary work in the
east, writing a number of books and
many magazine articles. He was
best known for his boys' stories,many
of which were written while he was a
resident of the Puget Sound country
in the early 90s. Among his best
known books are: "ThereSheßlows,"
"Capt. Pete, of Cortesana," and
"Capt. Pete, of Puget Sound." He
was married to the second Mrs.
Wheeler in Meridian, Pierce county.
Cheer up. The price of straw
hats, summer millinery and peek-a
boo duds is on the toboggan. Who
cares about prime cuts of beef or
coal piles while decorative necessi
ties are within easy reach.
You can't build up a town or in
fluence trade or business by whin
ing. Every citizen owes it to him
self to never allow a discouraging
word of his town to go unchalleng
ed. Everyone has it within his pow
ers to contribute to his town's pros
perity. The trouble is we all forget
our own responsibility.
"What makes you think the baby
is going to be a great politician"
asked the young mother anxiously.
The young father said, "He can say
more things that sound well and
mean nothing than any kid I ever
Rural Carrier Gets Raise
A copy of a recent order of the
Postmaster General has just been
received at the Dostoffice here.
The order fixes a new salary for rur
al carriers, and becomes effective
September 30. Under the new
schedule our rural carrier Wm. Ran
dies has his salary raised from $960
to $1056, Ihis is cood news for
Mr. Randies and his well-wishers.
, Commissioner Shull says that he
has been approached recently re
garding a petition for county organ
ization. He had understood there
was already a petition in the hands
of the county auditor, but such is
not the case. The matter is being;
agitated, however, and one may be
presented. The board meets in reg
ular session again Monday. October
7, when the matter will come up
for discussion, at least.
As To Early Closing
Theie is some agitation looking
toward the early closing of stores
during the fall and winter months.
In most cities, even the smaller ones,
few stores keep open later than (
eight o'clock, and in most places
many close at six, except on Satur
day evenings. Here no one would
be inconvenienced by business houses
closing at eight o'clock, while many
would be enabled to enjoy the even
ing at home or in social ways.
Why not try it?
J. W. Bevans and A. R. Clark
representatives* of the Treasury De
partment at Washington, were here
Wednesday, coming from Pt. Town
send on the Arcata for a brief con
ference with the Deputy Collector
here, relative to entries of Dassen
gers' baggage and imported mer
chandise at this port. They are
making an investigation of the way
such business is handled at'all bor-
der towns from Calais. Maine to Fri
day Harbor collecting data upon
which to base their recommenda
tions for a uniform system of hand
ling all such business.
Wyandottes Still Lead
The contest closed yesterday, the
26th, though the final report will not
reach us till next week. The White
Wyandottes are still leading,: and -
their lead cannot now be overcome.
The following is the standing at the
end of the eighth week.
Pen No. Variety " " Total No.Egg*
31 White Wyandottes 231
26 White Wyandottes 228
2 American Dominiques 204
25 S.C. Black Leghorns 189
15 Barred Plymouth Rocks 184
28 S.C. White Leghorns 177
11 S.C. Black Minorcas . 167
30 White Plymouth Rocks 167
27 Barred Plymouth Rocks 163
29 S. C. A nconas 162 *
14 Buff Orpingtons i . 159
32 Silver Spangled Hamburgs 159
♦: 5 * S.C. White Orpingtons i 157
12 Silver Penciled Wyandottes 157
20 Blac's Langshans ; ■ 153
1 Buff Plymouth Rocks , 148
18 -; S.C. Rhode Island Reds 147
13 White Orpingtons 144
4 Black Leghorns : . * 141
22 -v: S.C. Brown • Leghorns - 136
19 White Orpingtons ; Jn 135
10 ' W.F. Black Spanish 134
16 White Plymouth Rocks 131 -
3 S.C. White Leghorns 128
; 8 Buff Orpingtons . 119
17 Silician Buttercups 111 .
33 S.C. White Leghorns ; 107
24 V Mottled Anconas '' 105
6 Black MiDorcas 105
19 Black Minorcas 98 :
21 S.C. Buff Leghorns 95
23 Black Orpingtons 77
7 S.C.White Leghorns(pullets) 75
\ Each pen contains six females and one male.
Bboodiss —One each from Pens 1,
2, 5, 8, 9 and 12. All returned. The
weather, has been warm all week.
H. B. Aysbill, Secy%