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San Jmn |||§|| Islander
(iKNK C. GOULD, President C. M. TUCKER, Vic«-Presldent
VAN K. SABGKNT, Cashier CECIL L. CARTER, Asst. Cashier
We issue drafts on other countries and we make them
payable in such money as is used in the place where the
drafts are to be cashed.
THE SAN JUAN COUNTY BANK'
FRIDAY HARBOR. WASHINGTON
Thanking you for your past favors
and respectfully soliciting your fu
ture patronage, we wish you all
PROPSEROUS NEW YEAR
SWEENEY & ALLEN
FRIDAY HARBOR, - - - WASHIIGTOI
During the month of January
I will sell many HEATERS in
Stock at cost.
Call and get one of my Calendars.
When in a hurry dc not forget
the PARCELS POST
Phone your order in and I will see that it goes out next
mail, if it is less than 11 pounds.
Hardware, Paints, Oils, Doors, Windows,
Glass, etc. LAUNCH SUPPLIES and
PLUMBING GOODS are as ever my
Satisfaction guaranteed or your Money back.
j BOSS TULLOCH'S HARDWARE
I FRIDAY HARBOR. WASHINGTON
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three; good reasons
Why THIS BANK should be YOUR BANK
First: A good, influential banking connection is-abso
lutely essential to the proper condnct of any business or
enterprise, public or private.
Second: We have ample resources to guarantee the
safety of all deposits at all times, Our methods are pro
gressive but thoroughly conservative; we take no unnec
essary risk, mm
Third: Our experience and bnsiness judgment enables
us to furnish out patrons intelligent advice in regard to
investments and other business matters. Patrons of this
bank are invited to consult with any of its officers,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS ----- $300,000.00;
FRIDAY HAEBOB, WASHINGTON, FEIDAY, JANTJABY 10,1913
The Parcels Post
The new parcels post law became
effective January 1. The following
information is of interest at this
The minimum zone rate will be 5
cents for the first pound and 3 cents
for each additional pound to any
point not exceeding 50 miles from
the office of mailing; the lo;al rate
which is 5 cents for the first pound
and 1 cent for each additional
pound, applies to all parcels the de
livery of which does not involve
their transportation on a railway
line. The rates increase for each
successive one of the eight zones,
the maximum rate being 12 cents a
Dound to carry the parcel across the
continsnt or to any of our posses
sions. Parcels will be limited to 11
pounds in weight; and six feet in
length and girth combined.
Butter, lard and perishable arti
cles such as fish, fruits, ; vegetables,
berries and articles of a similar na
ture that decay quickly, when so
packed or wrapped as to prevent
damage to other mail matter, will
be accepted for local delivery either
at the office of mailing; or on any
rural route starting ..therefrom.
When inclosed in an inner cover
and "a strong outer ■ cover of wood,
metal, heavy corrugated : pasteboard
and other suitable material, and
wrapped so that nothing can escape
from the package, they will be ac
cepted for mailing to any offices
within the first zone, or. within a
radius of 50 miles. Butter, lard or
any greasy or oily substance intend
ed for delivery at offices beyond the
first zone must be suitably packed.
Vegetables and fruits that do not
decay quicky will be accepted for
mailing to any zone if packed!; so as
to prevent damage to other mail
matter. Eggs will be accepted for
local delivery when securely packed
in a basket or other container. Eggs
will be accepted for mailing regard
less of distance when each egg is
wrapped * sfparartely and packed in
in a container.
Parcels containing perishable ar
ticles must be marked "Perishable"
and articles " likely =to spoil within
the time reasonably required for
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transportation and delivery will not
be accepted for mailing. ''
Manufacturers or dealers intend
ing to transmit articles in consider
able quantities are asked to submit
specimen parcels ;to the postmaster
for approval, showing the manner
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When sharp i pointed instalments
are offered for mailis* the points
must be capped or incased. ; Blades
must be bound so that th«j will re
main firmly^attwAed-to e*ch other
or within their hjwlßes 3©* sockets.
Ink Dowders, pepper, snuff, or
other similar powders, not explo
sive, or any similar pulverized dry
substances, not poisonous, may be
sent when enclosed in cases made of
metal, wood or other material to
render possible the escape of any of
the contents. Flour ot all kinds
must be put up in such a manner as
to prevent the package breaking or
or cracking or the flour being scat
tered in the mails.
Queen bees, live insects and dried
reptiles may be mailed in accord
ance with the regulations that now
apply to other classes of mail.
Seeds of fruit, nursery stock and
all other plant products for propa
gation may be mailed under the
Candies, confectionery, yeast
The Improvement Club will Meet Again Monday, Jan.2o
A Program will be Announced
cakes, soap in hard cakes, etc..
must be inclosed in boxes and so
wrapped as to prevent injury to
other mail matter.
Sealed original packages of pro
prietary articles, such as soaps, to
bacco, pills, tablets, etc.. put up in
fixed quantities by tne manufactur
ers, and not unmailable, will be ac
cepted for mailing when properly
Fragile articles, such as millin
ery, toys, musical instruments, etc.,
and articles consisting of glass, or
contained in glass, must be securely
packed and the parcel stamped or
Parcels must be prepared for
mailing in such manner that the
contents can be easily examined.
A parcel will not be accepted unless
it bears the name and address of
the sender preceded by the word
The law requires that the postage
on all matter must be prepaid by
distinctive parcels post stamps affix
ed. Postmasters cannot receive for
mailing parcels that do not bear
Gov. Lister's Inaugural
Dr. C. O. Reed has received spec
ial announcement of the program
attending the inauguration of Gov
ernor-elect Lister at Olyrnpia, Wed
nesday, January 15. Excursion
boats are to run from all points on
the Sound, and while it is not
known that any are going from
here, if those who contemplate do
ing so will inform Dr. Reed im
mediately, it will be to their advan
tage in the matter of securing ac
coramodations at Olympia.
!. 0.0. f. District Meeting
Dr. C. O. Reed, secretary, an
nounces that a district meeting, com
posed of Odd-fellows of Skagit and
San Juan counties will be held at Se
dro-Wooley Saturday Jan. 18th. A
fine meeting is anticipated, and the
secretary desires that all who intend
going notify him as soon as conve
The Water Matter
That portion of the community
not in close touch with the situation,
are wondering why something is
not developing in connection with
the water system which was voted
for at the last election. At that
time it was the prevailing opinion
that if it were possible the differ
ences between the city and the
Co well Lime Company should be
settled out of court. Mr. Cqghlan,
the agent of the company here, was
also favorable to the idea, and it
was decided at a special council
meeting to confer with the head
office of the company in San Fran
cisco with this thought in mind.
But the effort was without avail.
Communications sent were ignored,
and later a special dispatch sent
was not taken notice of. As some
put it, it looked as though those
who wanted to be fair were being
! taken advantage of by those wha
do not intend to be fair. So at an
other special meeting of the council
held Monday night, it was decided
,to place the matter in the hands of
| a ■ special attorney;: with ■ authoiity
to institute proceedings such as
would insure the installation of a
water system as originally proposed.
Many who were at first opposed
to the idea or indifferent about it,
are now indignant, and feel that
the city should assert its rights in
Ihe matter and assume an aggres
Starts for Olympia
Dr. V. J. Capron. the newly-elect
ed representative \ for San Juan
bounty .started for Olympia Wed
nesday afternoon to .be on hand for
the opening of the legislature.
ihe session is expected to occupy
about two months, and the doctor
i does not expect to make more than
one visit home, if any.. He goes
with the best wishes of ; his constit
uents, who trust that his experience
may be helpful to himself and that
bis labors may be profitable to this
northwest section. ---■', '
The best money maker on the
farm is the hen. She turns grass
into greenbacks, grain into gold,
and from sand and gravel she coins
silver. There is nothing else on the
farm to compare with her. The
horses and cattle are heavy consum
ers and- to get their value one must
part with them, but do so with her.
In her small wav she is a gold mine
on the face of the earth, a mill that
grinds that iwhich others overlook
and refuse. i -;
The Salmon Pack
With a total pack of 6,904,854
cases for the entire -Pacific coast,
including Alaska and the Columbia
river, for the season, Secretary W.
L Crawford, of the Association* of
Alaska Salmon Packers, recently
completed the tabulation of his re-
ports covering an industry that will
add between $35,000,000 and $37,
--000,000 to the country's product
for the fishing season.
The estimate of the value of the
pack is based on the opening prices
of the market with an average of
$5.50 to $6 per case. Ihe pack is
the largest on record, although it
will exceed that of last year by only
a few thousand cases.
District Court Notes
Judge Joiner held Fessions of
court here Tuesday and Wednesday.
Among the matters disposed of
was the appointment of Herbert H.
Davis as executer of the last will of
Jas L. Davis, deceased.
In the case of Stewart & Holmes
vs. J. G. Ross, and J. W. Reed gar
nisheo defendant, a judgment
against defendants was released.
Maud E. Highsaw was Ranted a
divorce from W. J. Highsaw; cause
Mary J. Balch was given a di
vorce from Frank Balcb for the
Laura E. Delaney, on the ground
of non-support, was given her free
dom from Harry E. Delaney.
A. Giglio asked for divorce and
custody of child from Harriet
Giglio on the ground of desertion.
The case was contested, with the
result that Mrs. Giglio secured the
divorce, $50 attorney's feet,, $10
monthly alimony and the custody
The county commissioners in reg
ular session the first three days of
the week had a busy time, full pro
ceedings of which will be given in
next week's Islander.
Among other important matters
taken up was the petition for a cut
off road through the Taylor, Buch
anan and Walker places. An exam
ination and survey was ordered.
The contemplated water-front
road from the city's limits, passing
the marine station, Newhall's, the
shipyard, and giving an outlet to
the Dightman, Shipman, Crosby,
Jensen, Gould and other places, was
ordered examined and surveyed.
The Crow valley school controver
sy was put over till the April term,
and the auditor was authorized to
give official notice of a hearing at
One of the court house bonds was
ordered taken op. The remainirig
three bonds yet outstanding totaj