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San 7uan (&Bn Islander
in ■ Island^ CO. \^^R^ Publisher.
Twenty-Third Year SnbserUW^ Price »l.gO » Year
Entered at the Postoffice at Friday Harbor, Washington, as second
class mail matter
======= ■. FBIDAY, MAY 29, 1914
"A Itunner Wit: a Strange Device"
It seems that our peculiarly patri
otic (?) administration at Washing
ton is seriously considering whether
or not to award to British manufac
turers the contract f:r supplying
the American army with American
flags. British bids are some's4,ooo
to $5,000 lower than American bids
for the contract. It is astonishing
that even the un-Americanism char
acteristic of American free-traders
should dream of going to such a
length as that of having "Old Glory"
furnished by foreigners. It would
be a sight for gods and men to see
American soldiers marching under
American banners bearing the
strange device, "Made in England."
Untidi .ess is being considered a
disease by cities and is beginning to
receive the same rigorous treatment
as an epidemic would get. The big
cities were first to undertake clean
up campaigns each spring. The
time is coming when the town that
does not clean up systematically
each spring will deserve the adverti
sing which the village wag hung up
ou the front gate of the most un
kempt premises in town: "Wanted —
A little pride."
Sockeye and blue back salmon, five
cents each; steelheads, nine cents
each; springs, chinooks and kings,
twenty cents each; silvers, two cents
ouch; chums, one half cent each and
humpbacks, one-half cent each. The
above is the tax which it is proposed
to levy upo.. the leading industry of
Friday Harbor in one of the initia
tive measures to be voted upon this
fall. The royalties proposed to be
charged are nearly equal to the
price cannerymen pay for the fish
during the season. Thus the can
nery men of this state will be
to pay almost twice as much for his
raw product without being able to
raise his selling cost.
After all, the world is run on a di-1
vine-made plan. Life would be a col
orless, uninteresting affair, if all
mankind we c established on a plane
of deadly equality, having common
endowments and uniform cap city
for development. It is the individ
uals who have forged ahead and
pulled the world after them who
harp established higher and nobler
standards of living. It is the possi
bilities inherent in every boy and
girl to rise to an eminence far above
their present posision that kindles
ambitions and gives to us men and
women whose lives and works are an
inspiration. It is the uncertain ele
ment to our destiny that gives us our
day dreams, our richest experiences
and serves to (istinguish human ex
istence from that of the lower order
of animate things.
"The farmers feed them all and
therefore only as the farmer pros
pers can the rest of us prosper,"
was the motto at the Pomona grange
meeting held at Edge wood recently.
Let us not forget that we need more
than food. We need clothing, houses
to live in and thousands of things.
Food is very important. Farmers
are of the greatest importance, but
every trade is of great value to us
all. To whom would the farmers sell
if others did not buy what they
raise? So many like to buy every
thing so cheap, they do not like to
see others make a living. We like
to see farm products commaud a
good price, we hate to see foreign
countries ship in their products when
we have millions of acres of land idle.
'ho higher farm products are the
wore people will take to farmin- and
the better for every one of us
Wages will increase and general
prosperity will reign.
This world with its valleys, woods
Yesterday the samfc as trday;
Is only a place the Creator made
For us children to come and play.
At first we build our houses of sand,
And our life is free from care;
But later we build them of brick and
And rear them high in the air.
But it's only just play after all what
And no matter how high we may rise
Or how great our achievements may
seem to be;
After all, we're just making mud
The promise for a winter wheat
crop, as indicated by the recent gov
ernment report, is for a volume more
than 100,000,000 bushels in excess of
any previous production.
Prospects for a large yield of fruit
of all kinds, with the possible excep
tion of peaches, have not been equaled
at any time within the last decade
save in 1912, according to a report of
the United States Chamber of Com
merce committee on statistics and
standards on the condition of fruit.
The report deals with all fruits of
commercial importance, including ap
ples, peaches, pears, plums and
prunes, grapes, strawberries, cherries
and the like.
The little city of Friday Harbor, rich
in historical associations of the bound-
ary dispute of the hist century be
tween the United States and England,
'and county seat of San Juan county,
has made a bond issue of $14,000 gen
eral municipal water 6 per cents,
i which has been bought by John E.
Price & Co., one of the leading Seat
tle bond houses. With the proceeds
. will be built a gravity water system.
This issue constitutes the sole indebt
. edness of the community, which is an
important center of the hshing and
lime industries of the county.—Post-
FARM WAGES AND COST OF
A decided increase in wages, short
er hours and the higher cost of board
ing farm hands are assigned by the
bureau of labor statistics of Missouri
as being partly responsible for the
increase in the cost of living between
1894 and 1914, a period of twenty
years. A bulletin on the subject, just
given publicity by Commissioner John
T. Fitzpatrick, while dealing chiefly
with the present cost of farm labor in
Missouri as compared to its worth
two decades ago, also gives compara
tive facts and figures for other states
and for various European countries to
prove that the same condition exists
The increase in wages and the re
duction of the number of hours of toil
a day are suggested as an inducement
to the unemployed of the large cities
and towns to flock to the rural sec
tion, work on farms and live happy
and contended on the fat of the land,
with ample time daily for recreation
and education for those inclined to be
THE STRENUIUS LIFE.
"The strenuous life is in most cases
the least effective and efficient," Wil
liam C. Redfield, secretary of com
merce, told the Brown university stu
dents in an address on "Effectiveness."
"It is an infantile view of industry
which measures its results by either
the duration or the extent of effort,"
he said. "Both the hustler and the
apostle of strenuousness have become
back numbers in their methods. They
are to*day in the same category with
him who also ran.
"We deplore lives lost in war, and
have advocates of peace who are flu
ent in speech regarding the terrors
of strife," he said, 'yet, while one
must sympathize with those who have
lost dear ones in battle, are we as
eloquent and active as respects the
many that are slain in industry? We
j mourn the nineteen of Vera Cruz, but
I in the first three months of this year
j there were slain many times that num
jber in the industries without great
I public grief, and the yearly death list
from automobiles in the streets of
New York makes our occupation of
i Vera Cruz look relatively like a plea
i sure excursion."
Stop! Look! Listen!
If you do not do more than your
share you will not get more than
It will take but one word from
Washington to put the grin and
go in Gringo.
It may not pay to hunt crim
inals, but it is every man's duty
to be on their trail.
When we look at some people
we are tempted to believe that ere->
ation has a sense of humor.
Few men can do great deeds,
but every one of us can do our
best and that is expected of us.
You may buck the tiger and
play the fool in more ways than
one, but you can not buck nature.
Ec a blamed sight more anxious
about the fittings in the inside of
your head than on the outside of
It is when you are in the frame
of mind to hurt somebody that
you are most liable to do lasting
injury to yourself
You do not need to measure
yourself or take your own weight.
The other fellows will do it, their
scales will be fairly correct.
Do not always think of making
a reputation. If you do your best,
the reputation part will follow as
naturally as a tail on a dog.
It is the fellow who is everlast
ingly afraid of doing more than he
is paid for that wears out the
sidewalks looking for a job.
You are not in half so great
danger of having your system poi
soned by what goes into your
mouth as by what comes out of it.
Many a young man fritters away
his time looking for "something
soft," when he might satisfy his
craving by taking a mirror and ex
amining his cranium.
Substitution is not necessarily
confined to the handlers of mer
chandise. We have known of in
stances in which highly esteemed
citizens palmed off sanctimonious
ness for sanctity.
Talking about cranks, we wis
to state that common everyday
cranks are very tiresome, but it
takes certain kind of cranks, who
fight for something worth fighting
for, to get big movements,-started.
There is a vast difference be
tween being busy and being a busy
body. The underlying defect in
the latter type is that they over
work their tongues, while their
brains and hands are constantly
Down in California they lay
claim- to having bluer skies than
anywhere else in the United
States, and it may all be true, but
when it comes to offering the real
brand of climate, with the accom
paniment of inspiring scenery for
the enjoyment of the tourist,
Washington has it all over the
Golden state. As a matter of fact
"blue sky" is not an entirely com
mendable assett. The people up
this way are endeavoring to place
it under the ban altogether,
through the medium of initiative
THE UNCREDITED FARMER.
There are 6,000,000 farms in this
land of the free. On them, of them,
by "them, for them, 25,000,000 of the
nation's 96,000,000 of population live
and move and have their cornfield be
ing. Also, that rural 25,000,000 are as
the backbone of the country and the
beating heart thereof.
For more than fifty years, congress
has been legislating to help the manu
facturer. For more than fifty years
congress has been legislating to help
the banker. Over these two public
favorites the government, for half a
century, has hung In all solicitude
like a painter over a picture.
Thus tenderly nursed, the banks
have multiplied in their possessions
eight-fold and report an average divi
dend prosperity of lly 2 per cent. Also,
they should have called it 25 per cent,
but were- too produently wise. For
your banker is as cunning as a pet
fox. While the banker has multiplied
his dollars by eight, the equally cos
seted manufacturer confesses to a
present six dollars where he could
find but one before.
Had he been stepchild to the gov
ernment, or some chance-sown found
ling left upon the public doorstep, he
couldn't have encountered a larger de
gree of callous arctic coldness and
neglect. So far from being legislated
for, half of what nest-feathering has
gone forward in downy favor of the
banker and the manufacturer was at
his poor plucked, stripped expense.
The result should be no 'mystery. The
■urban relation in^ensci 27 per
cent, while the farm population
cllK . ; ;..: i. Ivance of but 10 per
[!e the whole population
climl 3 '-" lier cent > farm Produc. ticn
advanced 10 per cent. It may be as
well to mention, too, that since 18a7
a dollar in its 'pUrcßasing power has
dwind ed to 78 cents in England, 79
cent i" Germany and France, and 69
cents in free America.
• You have heard that the American
manufacturer is in competition with
the German and the > rench, manufac
turer. Even so. Then, by the same
trade token, is the American farmer
in competitiOß with the German and
French farmer. When men or horses
contend, four-fifths depend upon how
those men or horses are trained and
handled. Since the three are rivals,
consider how the Frencn, the Germans
and the Americans send variously
their farmers into the competitive
If credit be the life of trade, it is
no less the life or agriculture, and a
farmer must borrow money as much
as any hard-pressed Pittsburg steel
maker or needy Broad Street stock
gambler of them all. Appreciating
that cry for credit, while America has
given the farmer the cold shoulder of
utter neglect, Germany and Brance
have fostered and protected him.
Germany and France have made it
easy for him to borrow money. Am
erica has done all she could to crpple
him in his borrowing and break his
credit down. Thus the trench farm
er is loaned money at 4% per cent;
the German is given what money he
calls for at 4% per cent; while here,
in liberal America, the farmer pays
an average of 8% per cent for every
dollar he borrows, with the certainty
of being dogged to death by his credi
tor the moment the crops are in.
Markets may be fiat, that shall not
avail him. Win or lore, he must sell.
Fcr the American farm creditor is a
short-time shark, and the farmer must
meet his demands.
All things recalled, wouldn't it be
the part of steatesmanship to do con-
1 gressicnally something for the Ameri
can farmer? He's one-fourth of your
pc: illation and the nation's best hope.
The American merchant borrows at
I * •
;5 per; cent. The American stock
j gambler, producing nothing, accom
plishing nothing, a merest leech living
■by [the toil of others, borrows for
I tjven less. Ths AiTiGrlean farmer, with
jail tndt" can* bo said to his socd and
' solvent advantage, must and does pay
\Sy 2 er cent.
And at] the. time the savings and
postal banks are bulging with Billions.
If tile government would make two
blades of grass grow where but one
has grown before—and publicly it
would pay —the wide-flung chance lies
open. Let it model action on French
or German lines, and place the farmer
on a borrow:iig par with the merch
ant, the manufacturer and *he stock
jobber. Let it evolve a system of
farm loans whicn shall, put those sav
ings and postal bank billions, at 6 per
cent, within the farmer's borrowing
Are our schools "cast iron ma
chines?" The question is suggested
by the press report of a recent ad
dress by Dr. Wm. O. Crone, of Chi
cago, to the Chicago Bar association,
in which he said that criminals are
made because boards of education try
to make the children fit the curricu
lum, instead of making the curriculum
tit the children, iie was tue first
speaker at a dinner in the Midday
After enumerating and describing
the periods of development in chil
dren, during which they respond to
certain courses of study, he attacked
the present method of teaching.
"We must make our education fit
the various periods of development,"
he said. "As it is now we teach one
subject all through the elementary
school. Boards of education through
out the country —and there are usu
ally lawyers on the board —make cast
iron systems of study, and their idea
of giving a boy his education is to
press him in this cast-iron machine
"The step-children of the state,
whom the state finds itself compelled
to care for, are wards because they
are misfits. We pay the penalty in
those whom we have to provde for
because they were not understood."
Miss Jane Addams, of Hull house,
blamed the "unattractiveness" of the
law for much of the evil of the city.
"In our district," she said, "the boy
who is the leader of a gang is the one
who most successfully tells the other
boys how to 'put things over' without
getting caught. It the boy is particu
larly successful he becomes the alder
man of the ward.
"The law stands outside —as some
thing harsh and to be avoided. Many
think of the policeman as the law.
Couldn't something be done to make
his interpretation of the law more at
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Probably every reader of this paper
has noticed in reading- the Veterinary
colunjns in Farm Journals this advice:
"Clean up and disinfect." It is a
phrase that is used perhaps more than
any other In recommending measures
to prevent and exterminate contagious
diseases. This being the case, it Is
worth while knowing something about
■what to use to accomplish this clean
ing up and disinfecting. Of course
there are a great many different dis
infectants on the market. Everyone
is familiar with carbolic acid, corro
sive sublimate, formaldehyde, etc
However, there Is a very serious ob
jection to these materials, for they are
rank, irritant poisons. Many people
refuse to have them around becauso
there is always more or less danger of
a disastrous accident. A mistake in
picking up the wrong bottle, or an im
proper use of one of these is apt to bo
a very serious matter.
It Is really fortunate that there is a
disinfectant that will do everything
that those mentioned will and yet is
practically free from these serious ob
jections. Kreso Dip No. 1 is admitted
by bacteriologists to be a powerful
disinfectant, cleanser and purifier, yet
practically non-poisonous to higher
animal life.' Every stock owner ought
to be posted upon this subject. Book
lets and circulars can be obtained at
the drug store at Friday Harbor.
L. J. Irwin,
Attorii^-at-Law and Notary Public
FRIDAY HARBOR, WASHINGTON
Dr. C. J. McCullough
Friday Harbor, Washington
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C. J. SAND^VITH, I>. V. S.
Friday Harbor Wednesdays of each week
Ofice: Anacorts Drug Store
DR. CO. REED
Physician and Surgeon
Will leave for the east on May 16
and will not return untill the latter
part of June, while he is away he
will take a post graduate course.
Notice To Horse Breeders
The Handsome Clydesdale Stallion
(Pride cf Drumburle) will stand for
the season ending June 30th. on
San Juan island.
Fride of Drunburle is sired by
the noted Eraft horse Baron of
Buchlyvie which was soid in 1911 at
the price of $47,500.
For terms apply
Owner and Keeper.
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this tube is inflamed you have a rum
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when it is entirely closed, Deafness
is the result, and unless the inflama-1
tion can be taken out and this tube,
restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed ' forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by
Catarrh, which is nothing but an in-
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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Department of the Interior,
U. S. Land Office at Seattle, Wash.,
Notice is hereby given that Hattie V. Harpst
whose post office address is Friday Harbor,
Wash., did, on the 26th day ol March, 1913. .file
in this office Swomi Statement and Application.
No. 02912, to purchase the Lot 7 of. Section 6,
Township 3s N., Range 3 Weft, Willamette Mer
idian, and the timber thereon, under the provis
ions of the act of Ji ne 3, 1878, and acts amenda
tory, known as the "Timber and Stone law,
at su h value as might be fixtd by appraise
ment, and that, pursuant to such application,
the land and timber tl ereon have been apprais
ed, the timber estimated 520,000 boatd feetJ234,
and the land I40.0S: that snid applicant will ot
fer final proof in support of his application ana
sworn statement on the sixth dn> of .June. 1914.
before Clerk of the Superior Court, at Mraay
hi arbor, Wash.
Any person is at liberty to protest his pur
chase betye entry, or a initiate couttst ataiiy
time before patent issues, by filing a corroDora
ted affidavit in this office, alleging facts wnic»
wou'.d defeat the entry.
JOHN C. Denny
First Publication March 27. 19U
Date of Last Publication June 5, 1914
j The Tale of a Dollar Bill
A farmer went to town to spend
Some of his hard-earned doujjh.
And in a merry jest, and just
lo show his printing skill,
He printed his initials on
A brand new dollar bill.
He spent that dollar that same day
Down in the village stoic;
He thought'twas gone forever then
And he'd see it no more.
But long before the year rolled by
One day he went to fill
A neighbor's order, and received
That same one dollar bill.
Once more he spent that dollar bin
In his own neighborhood,
Where it would do himself **
Ihe most amount of good,
Four times in two years it came
As some bad pennies will.
And each time he'd go out and «*
This marked one dollar bill.
Had he been wise that dollar a*
Be in town today;
But just two years ago
He sent it far away.
The people who received it tne
I know have got it still,
For 'twas to a mail order nous
He sent his dollar bill.
No more will that marked w
Come into the farmer's hands.
And nevermore *ill it helP toiW
The taxes on his lands.
He put it where it never can
Its work in life fulfil;
He brought about the liviw
Of that one-dollar bill, ,
Read the San Juan I^arlder