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Puget Sound!Weekly Argus.
VOL. 7.
I! Pl‘ILls‘llll) DIVER! DRH)AY AT.
Port Townsend. Wluhlnmou Territory.
A ‘l. 111-} N W 1-} l R.
Eln‘ruu Asn I'nul'nll-z'rok. ‘
Tor-I chisel-I’m... ~08.” ”I 111--
In mhtnce: 11l monthlJuo.
RATES OF Auvsln‘lslxo:
Um Inch. first. insertion... .. .. . .. ..N .50
Each subculuont luscrtlon.. .. .. .. .. .50
‘l‘ramient mlverthemclm to Insure In
mertluu mm: be m'oompnnled by cash.
"All Amman bottled lon-thin.”
rum: wrm ISLAND.
Arriving here yesterday afternoon
on the steamer Dispatch, we proceed
ed to look around; and, upon the im
pulse of the moment, began to criti
t‘lZO. The steamer landing is in a
pleasant little bay, on the west side
ofthe island, and next to thepasssge
between it and San Juan. A store
and a post-oliice are kept here by
Mr. Hutchinson who trades with the
farmers on this as well as neighbor.
ing islands. But to our criticisms:
The number of settlers who came
down to the otiice and anxiously
waited for their mail was indicative
of an extensive adjacent settlement.
and to note the absence of a wharfat
which to bind, gives one an unfavor
able idea of the thrift and enterprisi
of these peoplen—especielly as they
live upon an island, where all cont
munii-ation with the outer world is by
water. it is a mistaken policy which
leads so many of our sturdy farmers
to believe that the building of sub
stantial wharves Lnd spacious ware
houses must he left among the last
stages of growth and prosperity. ll
these farmers will only try the exper
iment, they will soon find that the
building of such a wharf and ware
boufi. as hes easily within their pow
er, will not only materiallv enhance
the value of their real estate, but will.
nuke their produce worth from three,
to ten cents more per bushel than it
now is. Business men of all kinds,
and especially traders will always
buy produce more readily where they
are assured that a \essel can go at
any time and find it storedl ready toi
ship; besides the unnecessary costof
canoeing and lightering oti‘ freight is
a tax the size of which is only real
ized after it is abolished. Let the
citizens addressed, accept a few
friendly suggestions, go to work in
earnest, and the wharf question will
soon be—st least off of their minds.
The roads across this island, so far
8e we sew. are pessuhly good—con
hidering the age of the settlement. It
must be rememhered that out of the
forty or lil'ty ectuel settlers here, but
very few ceine prior tolest fell. Their
efforts in bringing the lend under
cultivation, erecting houses, berns
end fences, certainly show industry
and even thrift. 'l‘he emount of good
ferming lend on this islend, propor
tionate to its size, is greeter then on
my of the erchipelego. Most of it is
now occupied; however there ere yet
eeverel very fair cleime vacant. The
high ridges thet run ecross the is»
lend pertelte of the cherecterietics of
ell high lends on or neer Puget
Sound, being either e whitish oley,
or e gruelly soil, end supporting e
frowth of white end yellow fir, hem
ocli, etc. Between these ridges ere
heeins consisting oi the best of ferm
ing lend—beingin pert of pest form
etion, end in pert reguler river bot
tom sediment. .
On the southern side oithe islend,
where we did e little professional r'e
coniioitorin , two very Pretty little
"‘3’! were (fiecovered, suitable foreo~
mmmodeting eny vessel thet might
hm» business to bring them here. It
might be well enough to cell ettention
to tho feet thet e poet-ofliee ought to
he crested for end eeteblished upon
une of these buys. 01' the settlers on
the Islend we were informed thet et
ieest thirty could be much better ee
«:nmmodeted by heviiig e post-office
et one o! the pninte nemed. There
ere enough people here 33"8! to
demand two poet-oflicee, en besides,
more are coming. Soon ell the eveile
lile ferming lend will be doing dutyi
ll) etl'ording nourishment to the pro
duce thet is to form e pert of our velu
uslile exporte. _ i
Among other thinge in connection
with Lopez, we must not forget to
mention the great need of a good
hleclumith. If such 3 person were
to locnte here, 3 thriving business at
his trede might be built up. Thu
settlers hue It Present, we ere tuM.
inn eccommodetione in this repecl
’worthy of mention. Then agein, the
people of the south side went I cum
lpetent end obliging men with 1 little
cepitel tnetertl now in their viciu
lily. Such a person, by “king pro
‘duce at merket retes, could doe good
lsized business, besides eccommmlut
ing the people very much. The a ll"
iject of mother post office needs but
1 little miution and propushowmg
up, to insure its being eetehliehed.
The following, from the Victoria
“Colonist" is worthy of extended
notice, end careful tending by in.-
pu|>lio, and especially Capt. Starr:
There is an! egitetion going
ecxosa the Sound for the estuhl..~.n
mentor 3 daily meil between Vu:: u'
in and Sound ports. Such 11l arming.-
ment would be very down i
Everyone would be glad to me . i
and send letters etch day. The
venience would be greet end a u ~
3; prelent felt eomewhu sens. _
would be supplied. But we do
rind anyone on either side ul ‘
Streite complaining of the exceed
ly unantishctcry condition ul
present semiweekly service. b
oral months have elapsed since
nolile specimen ofmnrine nrchiiec. «-
known as the North Pacific \n
hauled oil for repairs to her blm ~ .
those repnirs we ere usured, n...-
heen completed; but no sign is nu l-‘
of the intention of the owners -.
lput her on again. The service is n t .
,performed by two boats. lnstca t ..
one boat embarking Victoria mar»,
passengers and freight at b. mm
ports and bringing them to Vii-noun.
they are brought to Port Townsend
in one steamer and there transferred
to another steamer that carries .hmn
across the stormy stretch of water In
this port. Passengers, mails and
goods from this port to Puget Sound
go through the same process. 'l‘w-o
boats, two sets of oflicers, two crews
and double handling of goods, where
one boat, one set of officers, one crew
and a single handling of goods
should sufiice, are amongst the disad
vantages that occur to us in discus
sing t e present mode of mail car
raige. We must glance, too, at the in
convenience experienced by passen
gers in changing from one boat to‘
another with their luggage, in having
to await the transfer of freight from
boatlto boat, in landing on our wharves
after dark in the depth of the rain
season and picking their way throu h
‘the streets to hotels or homes; at the
discomforginflicted upon the travel
ing public in having to embark be:
fore daylight so that connections
may be made; at the loss and disap-i
poinament that many people sustain
in not receiving their letters until too
late to be answered by the return
mail. These are all points that should
be taken into consideration—for the
public convenience and comfort must
be regarded of greater importance
than the more question of the econ
working of steamboats. But is the ex
isting arrangement, which requires 2
boats and al the accessories we have
enumerated. as economical as would
be the em loymeut of the North Pa
cific, which, would come throu h to
Victoria and arrive at 2 and g o’-
clock in the afternoon, and dispense
with one-half the hands now employ
ed? We cannot believe that it is.;
We admitthe service is safe. The laa-‘
‘bel, which carries the mail between
iVictoria and Townsend, is a staunch
and reliable aeaboat; but she is slow
‘and conuot compare with the North
Pacific in point of comfort or any
iother re uisite that regiulres'a first
‘elass stejmboat. A dal y man] would
lprove a rest convenience; but, on ‘
lthe wholge, the public would first like
‘to see present semi-weekly service
performed satisfactorily before they
encourage an aggravation of the evi .
W'l‘wo navel“: sewing muchlna. 3
Wilson :nd I Singer, for sale it the Am
-005 omm. Terms moderate. Call early
to secure 1 good barpln.
:Imean scrip-books It June:
Jonu' l
J. Cal. McFadden,
Pauli/roll IN ADIIRALTY.
l‘ollectlo-n nude, Conveyancing. an. “El
‘ Pom- Towmunm. w. ‘
C. I. BnAnanAv. WI. A. mum
n ‘ m y. Pan Townsend. W. 'l‘ ‘
Attorney & Counsellor At-law
J A «La ML‘gA‘UGfl'l'. G. Momma "ALIA-ZR:
Procmrs ln Admlmlly.
”-l mu,- Ahmed, Real Estate bought nnd sold-
Fnrms to “ease, '
I "I ...cctlnns made. Con veyancing. ac.
.Jr. T. G. Mackey,
ul-‘I-‘ICB A'l' ”Illa noun.
,oNNER. - - "I - - W. 'l‘.
1‘”. a. I‘.- lll—non. I l. N. Pl};
.335. MINOR 8; POWER
Hart; ‘l‘ownsend - - - \V. T.
ancklayer. Plasterer, and l
scone Mason. ‘
J Work done at thalowent reasonable rates.
Jobblng promptly attended to. 16 I
New Barber Shop.
Joseph do Barrows.
2:? Shnvlng. Hair Cutting, and Color
ing, done In style.
U. S. Restaurant W Hotel
(Next door to Lou‘s Schum.)
ALEX VINCENT, Proprietor
WATER an. roar rowxsnxn. '
Good wommodntlonl at CASH RATES.
New Shoe Store.
I-‘asmnnahle Boot and Shoe Maker.
All kinds of no him; and Custom Work
done to order on «33:: notice. 2‘!
WATER sax. - - roar Towxsnxn
Port Townsend, W. I'.
who 40230 t: géaszgoé'iymfiifin (:Vulfli-s
PLACE to erd. and caudally Funnies
md sojonmen whhincgoo rooms.
c. MIR CHIP, Pregnant.
I “Jillian; In: monglumlshed md remaetd
n 0 men an 3 “0' mm 0
tux-null much.- anon-ointm- to Its
patron. Being ellfbly situated It busy or
mbgetho travo In; public. It. table will
slug: supplied with molten the market
nab Rooms to: amines. with board by
the any or week. _ la
L a
George Stermmg,
WISHES T 0 123 ml ms PATRON]!
that he lo nun dolu‘ bullneu in the
OLD STAN D known as
Superior manna of
Foreign a; Domootlo Clan."
Connuntlv on land.
l‘rlond‘a \nd Patrons no “homo.
I Port Townsend. lab. 1. 1874.
3WI. Donn. J. E. Puan
summed at head of Unlon Wharf.
Pan Townsend W. ‘l'.
This Home In new and newly furnlnhed. Ind
posses-en all the sppolntmentl on
firm-0]...- natal.
m Bu ll luppued wlth the boatol Wlncs.
“not: And ngm. There u. ant-clu- 811 l
mm and hauling Boom in the Hotel
goal“ 'l‘]le km‘ “:3“. to nuke an;
o noon none 11 mun?
I noon 1 068. l
SJQWZW 6131018”
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Santa Claus is Coming.
T O Y S.
T O Y S.
1 T 0 Y 80
Toys for evergbodß for Little Folks
? and 1g Ike.
Is now receiving a large stock Toys ofovcry (inscriptio
a?"Poy Books. A B C Blocks, ant‘ Picture 810ck5.... Book- for Young uni 0m
[7' Poetical Works, handsomely bound. suitable for Christmas "um-‘s‘:
[3' Children‘s Bed Room sets, Kitchen Fumitnnand Sim“ ‘3
L? Boys‘ 'l‘ool Chests, New styles indies” fancy none paper‘fij
I Be éS o d'%' 1 LLEZE
5%"): 5 Strife-i.
. , z... ’V‘." 6§‘_o‘9 '
i ‘ ~ I A . 1:;
Head of Umon {é 49$ a Pt. Townsend
o g l l”. , {'s'
91:13.55: 1‘ i
llllWllLlllll All] MUSIC llMl’llllllll
, L
O .
Carries the Largest Stock 1n the Territory
Gre at R...eductio.n
‘ The New Family Sewing Machines will hereof?"
be Sold at Flfty Dollars. And all other
Machines at Equally Reduced Prices. EB. Thoufh these ”whim lune
been greatly reduced in prices, the Quality will )0 Maintain-cl on he
Highest Standard. The Public is Cautionod AW I’un
imitation Machines, which are always made in a. very Interim may,
mulnrc sold by ir'esponsible parties, whose gunman" an Um
All Genuine SINGER Machines are sold through lutlmriu-d Age-ems
at a less price than any other good machines can be cold In:~ In! all»
ways bear the patented TRADE MARK end the on). 0! The My
Company distinctly printed on the arm of the mechine.
we Machines sold on note and lease plan, end a lilnnl dim and.
for Cash. The Singer Manuf’g 00.. I“ C 1w “w
m w
B. S. MILLER. Agent . . . Port Townsend, W
“C G. JAMIESON. Agent. . . Seattle, *
CHAS. R. TALCOTT, Agent . . Obi-pie " n
‘ .__] ' _ '
Corner Ou-tom Eon-o m
ißeading Matter
3 Stationery of all kinds
} School books
Picture Frames, m .m.
Book-shelves t W
Nice Fresh Candle.
Moe l'roal 'll!th a...
Go to J amen Jana.
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