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MP*^ pLD> President • _■ <> C. M. TUCKER, Vic«-Pre»lden \
}GE C>, b RGENT, Cashier CECIL L. CARTER, Asst. Cashier ;; > \
1 That Essential Quality j
I While this bank adopts every desirable method ; „ \
! of modern banking, it never loses sight of that \
\ essential quality: ABSOLUTE SAFETY. V "'.;-' ' i
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1 The Best Line of Shirts Ever. Showa in - *
{ ■ the County :" '' ' -'./,' 'V* ,•
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}If you buy a new shirt rou may need a new tie to go with it and here ;«i
I is where you find the classy goods ' . ■ m
! The Finest Neckware I
" In Fancy Stripes. Checks and Soiid Colors and at All Prices / •
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* PDnrFDIFC The best that^inon^y'catf buy? and qualitvcon- *■
# UKv/LLKILJ ?idered we will serve you cheaper than any Jj
jf cftier store in the county. Our goods ■:■ re always and are
| guaranteed to be just as represented. Call and get prices and if Jj
I you find them right let us supply your wants. .s. «i
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I Clothing for Men |
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1 DEMEMBER GENTLEMEN— we are head- ; p
I IV quarters for Ready Made Clothing. Our line is . I
♦ the lest in the county. We can also sell you a Tailor m
{ Made Suit from Mark Harris; & Co., Chicago, and we ;
J guarantee a fit or no sale. These suits range in price ;
} from $ 16.00 to $4000. Cloth all wool and the ,work- \, ;
} manship equal to the best. The time is right for your g!
* spring order. A choice line of samples to select from ;•
—f Use Quality Flour ■
j |8| You Will Be Delighted ■
| i^fIUNtKAM FLOUR HlliSOl Made In a Clean Mill
is^i^Tffi-^, Made In a Clean Miil
fjfcllingham Flour Mills Co
children's" hats
I A fine line of Children's Mrknmed Hats. Anything :V
you * ant. Prices range from 95 cents up. ; - '
A large stock of Ladies' Trimmed Hate in aU the
£ latest effects, at prices ranging from $2.00 up. p
| pay will you to cafi and see these before buying else
Mrs. Loyal B. Larson
Caused No Convulsions of Natnre or Ap
parent Atmospheric Distur
Halley's comet, which has been
the subject of world-wide discussion
for months past and whose coming
within the range of human vision
after an absence of seventy-five years
had long been awaited with interest
by everyone who heard of it and
with superstitious dread and awe
by great numbers of people, passed
between the earth and the sun Wed
nesday night without causing any
known convulsions of nature or ap
parent atmospheric disturbances.
On that day the earth was enveloped
in the comet's tail for a few hours
and passed through, or across,about
one million miles of it. The head
of the comet was then distant about
13,000,000 miles from the earth, as
compared with 5,000,000 miles at
the time of its last previous appear
ance in 1835. It is now speeding
away into space at tremendous speed,
estimated at 1626 miles per minute,
and will not return for seventy-five
years. While it has been visible to
the naked eye in the early morning
at some points along the Pacific
coast for the past week or more, in
the eastern sky, it should, astronom
ers say,be visible in the western sky
in the evenings for some days after
today. The best view will be ob
tainable next Monday evening, May
23, when there will be a total
eclipse of the moon, probably be
tween 9 and 10 p. m., thus enabling!
us to see both the headfln|sgatl of
this woricter of the heavens in a dark
sky for an interval of 15 minutes.
The head of the comet will be bright
est today but the strong moonlight
will dim the nebulous light of the
tail so that it may not be visible.
Edwin Emerson, in his "Comet
Lore," says:
"The close approach of a comet to
the earth affects and disturbs men's
brains, so that men are inwardly
stirred with warlike impulses.
Hence the great wars almost invar
iably following the appearance of
comets. Hence, too, the appeal to
comets made by so many conquer
ors, from William the Conqueror
down to Napoleon Hannibal
committed suicide on account of a
comet. So did Mithridates. So
did Louis Tomas, a wealthy land
owner of Hungary,only a few weeks
ago. . . . King Louis, the Debonair,
of France, died from fear of comet.
So did Louise of Savoy, mother of
Francis I. of France. Emperor
Charles V. was so moved by the ap
. pearance of a comet in 1556 that he
gave up his imperial crown and be-
I came a monk."
In the Scientific American a few
weeks ago, Mr. H. W. Griggs said :&
;"% s"Halley's comet is noteworthy
because it was the first comet for
which an orbit was < plotted and |a;
time table calculated. , It ; has a his
tory more or less identified with the
history of human thought and civili
zation. The superstitious dread
with which it was regarded in me
dieval times swayed many v a ; mon
arch.. It was instrumental in form
ing the policies of Louis le Debon
air in 837. _Jt blazed in the sky
when the Turks threatened to over
run Europe in 1456, and ? when the
Reformation was at its height in
1531. It struck terror to the Sax
ons under Harold in 1066, when they
were conquered by William of Nor
mandy. This ; fear of the middle
ages was dispelled only when Hal
ley: made his great prediction in
1682 that the comet would return
in 1758, a prediction which was
verified after the great astronomer
was in his grave. _ 1
A comet which has rcappeareaj
regularly for over two thonsan<i
years must be composed ; of; i«r»)l
enduring stuff. ■'■. Just what it*
position may be, the present reapl
pearance-will for the £ first tittle em
able us to tell, for in 1836 the sped
troscope was not invented*!** asj!
noimcal photography perfected/ I
Edmund Halley, whose name m
comet bears, was bo*£ in J* 11*!
Nov. 8, 1656. He liW* to f»
of 85, dying Jan. 14»,* fT42 L | /?!«3
an intimate friendaHp^oll^
Hiny of the Nurseries Are New-State
Inspection is Aid to the Fruit
F. A. Huntley,state commissioner
of horticulture, while visiting in
Spokane a few days ago, said:
"Traffic in nursery stock and the
acreage planted to orchards in this
state this year will be enormous and
surpass by a large percentage those
of past years.
"This year Washington has fur
nished the highest class of nursery
stock of any state. Many new nur
series have been established, and
many orchards being planted this
year are being furnished with trees
from the nurseries of this state.
The older nurseries have increased
their plantings and the state of
Washington is fast becoming recog
nized as a nursery center.
"Many thousand trees have been
exported from the state this year,
which is going to prove a prominent
factor in further advertising the ex
cellent stock which is raised here.
"Nursery stock dealers are mak
ing every effort to produce a high
grade of trees,both in freedom from
infection and quality of fruit they
bear. lam sorry to say that nur
serymen in Oregon and California
are careless about sending out trees
with infections and we have to be
very careful in our inspections of
die trees imported into Washington.
"The Washington state horticultu
ral inspection is well organized this
i year and in all of the fifteen dis-
T^ifcts them are competent men, en
gaged in the service. Each inspect
or\is collecting horticultural data
and the next biennial report will
contain much of interest to fruit
"There is no better sign of the
increase of fruit culture than the
fact of the increase in nursery traf
fic. The figures of our department
are faitly accurate.
"I am highly elated with the in
terest shown throughout the state
in fruit culture, and Washington is
fast stepping to the front as the
leading fruit-raising state."
fine Passenger Boat
For Bellingham Route
The fine passenger boat "Bain
bridge," gasoline; power, has j been
acquired by March & Kasch for
operation between here and Belling
ham. ; She is admirably suited I for
the route. While her gross ton
nage is seven tons less than the Fal
con, her net tonnage is the same.
She ':'. is ' eleven feet longer than the
Falcon, two and a half feet less
beam and approximately the same
depth of ; , hold and is licensed to
carry seventy passengers on her reg
ular route and eighty-five on excur
sions. She is propelled by a Troyer-
Fox engine of 80 indicated horse
power and is a comparatively new
boat, having been built at Seattle in
1908. '" ' - ; . •
According to a gentleman"on the
inside" in the matter of the new
mail contract and proposed % daily
steamboat service, no reliance | can
be placed upon the articles recently
'■ published in Bellingham and Seat
tle papers j purporting to give the
plans of the new company.
Dick Shaw was over from Shaw
island yesterday. '■
o£ Sir Isaac Newton, the discoverer
of the law of gravitation and it was
he who furnished the money for the
publication of NewtonVPrincipia,''
when the Royal Society of London
could not or would not do it. Hal
ley £ was an extensive traveler and
skillful navigator: He was profes
sor of geometry at Oxford Univer
sity for a time., secretary of the
Royal Society and regal astronomer
of England. i He computed the' or
bits of twenty-four comets and pre
dicted that the one of ; 1631,1607 and
1682 would return about 1768>hich
it did on Christmas day, and it has
ever since been known as "Halley's
&*net/\; Siy^m-t. -^ ■: '^^^.-:'
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Killed by Dynamite !
Special to the Islander :-':■]
Olga, May 19—A shocking ;
accident occurred here this af- •
v ternoon resulting in the almost >!
instant death of A. Green, a ;
well known resident here. He ■
was working 1' with dynamite !
and ; had just cut a stick for use ;
when in some manner it ; ex- :
: ploded, horribly mutilating its f :
victim. Mr.Green was married
and about 50 years of age.
Musicale to be
Given This Evening
. The musicale to be given at Odd
Fellows' hall this evening under the
auspices of the |j Citizens' Improve
ment Club, of East Sound, promises
to be a most enjoyable affair and all
music lovers should avail themselves
of the opportunity and 'p attend. !
There will be dancing after the pro- !
gram, which is as follows:
Piano duet, * Miss Carter and Miss !
t Driggs • _ "". V. /,. ]
Solo, . . Games of Childhood,
Jean Mosier ; ; ' '
Solo, „ „ v Miss Ethel Perry, 1
Recitation, ' ; My First Recitation, !
-': ";•;, ."•■■••.. •■'"■'. Miss Davies ■" ■;■, **
Tenor Solo, Sing Me to Sleep, (
W.P : -H. C. Wilson V■; '.:■:'-;;
Quartette, o Come Where My Love ;
-li Lies Dreaming, Mrs. Baker, ; Miss
; Davies, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Langell
Soprano solo, Oh Dry Those Tears, '
A";-"/. •,;. Mrs. Baker .V- ">\ ::';-"J
Swing song, t Miss Nettie Jensen, :
Maude McCrary, Martha Francis.
Solo, Coon song, \. Mr. Jean Mosier
Piano solo, >! J' Miss Sweeney
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Are Being Caught
No. 1 trap, on the salmon banks,
owned by the Pacific American Fish
eries, was lifted for the first time
this season Wednesday morning and •
130 sockeye,salmon ", taken from , it. !
It is very unusual for this species 1
of salmon ;to show up so early iin <
the season, but the fact that they
have, according /to those who are
best posted, is no indication v that
the : run has started ■in or : that it
will ?be '■-. earlier than usual. Can- ,
nerymen f and fishermen do not look (
for many before the middle Hof Ju- ,
ly. Those taken Wednesday as well 1
as others that may be caught dur- j
irigt he next ' few weeks will be ship
ped fresh. George & Barker.Blame j
cannerymen, |; have put :up a . few i
caught in the Gulf, but we are told
that theirs' is the only cannery on
the Sound that has yet attempted to
can any. :
> Brother Dicky's Sunday Texts ,
, I don't want to go ter heaven be
fo' my time, kase dey makes mighty
close inquirements dar. ; v,;/
Dar would'nt be so many gray
headed sinners ef .; it was'nt fer dat
ol' saying 'bout de good dyin'young.
Dont' turn . 'round ter look •>. at de
past. Let it go long whar it's gwine.
Keep y»' eye •on what's a-comin',
an' lam how ter dodge de ortermo
bile an' '> stan' /; frum under de air
ship. '
Man does somethin' what he
thinks is big, an' gits on der hilltop
ter blow about it, but de worl'
turns an' de stars shine in de quiet
est sort of way, an' put man ter
shame by sayin' nothin' 't all of the
big 'miration dey're makin'. : ,^^^
"Time waits for no man," said
the Old Philosopher," but Trouble
not only waits for you, but is will
ing to meet you more than half way.
If people could get to heaven with
out trouble, would heaven be worth
having? Sometimes we grow tired
of a holiday with Joy—of hurrah
ing on the hilltops of Life, and it
takes a little trouble to bring us
back to our human selves —to make
us understand that God made the
world for all of us, and that we are
all close kin; that the cabin in the
shadow of the palace may hold
enough happiness to reach around
the world, and may be as close
to heaven as the towers of the hills,
lie low when trouble comes, but
don't go mad with Joy."
The Ladies' Guild met with Mrs.
SO. 17
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Tacoma and Roche Harbor line Cm. to
Discharge 35,000 Pounds of ,
Powder at One Blast
A notable event in blasting oper
atons is to take place at Roche
Harbor next ; Monday, when the Ta
coma and Roche Harbor Lime Com
pany will discharge a blast of from
32,00 to 35,000 pounds of powder in
the great v: limestone '.;,.. deposit which H
has been the source of its "raw
material" for' more than a score of i
years. A tunnel approximately
4£xss feet in size has I been \ driven
90 feet ; into ; the hill of ; limestone 2
fromthe;• Westcott bay l\ side, and \
from ;; this six; lateral tunnels, three
on each side/have been driven, each |
about 3x4 feet in size. Into these <;
tunnels the sixteen tons ;or more of Z
powder to ibe , discharged <is * now
being packed. The great blast, be
lieved to be the largest i ever | dis- X
charged in the West, will be I fired
electricity sometime during », the .
afternoon of Monday, May 23. ,-L*.
v President ; McMillin, of the Lime
Company, has extended invitations
to a number of prominent engineers ||
and v others to witness the event Vas£
the company's guests. Among
those who are expected to be pres- '
ent are Prof. Roberts, head , of the
department ; of mines at the Univer
sity of Washington; Prof ;| Samuel '§
C. Lancaster, the well known expert \?
in road construction; Mr. R. H.
Thompson, Seattle's noted engineer; ||
Mr. Robert Moran; 1 State j Highway
Commissioner Bowlby, ; and a repre
,aw||tbn»,dK{:vs^ l taP"»*%_ Powder
Company, of I?an Francisco. These
gentlemen and other guests of the
company ' will be .■> entertained at >,
luncheon at the Hotel de Haro and
will then J: be taken by steamer to p
Westcott bay where they will wit
ness the big blast from a scow an
chored at a safe ; distance. Photo
graphs of the scene of the work will
be taken before and after the dis- s
charge, which ■is expected to loosen
116,000 tons of limestone. \• \ N
A New National Park
' The Switzerland of America, that
vast' glacial ; area straddling the
crest of the Great Divide in North-.;■
crn Montana, is to be preserved for
the people of America as a National
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■ Congress has passed and the Pres
ident has signed a bill creating the ;
Glacier | National Park, which J con- vi>
tains 1300 square miles of territory &
immediately adjoining the Canadian
boundary; and extending southerly
and westerly to the : fathead river. ;
There is no more wildly beautiful
area in the entire United States
than is found in Glacier Park. In
cluded within its boundaries are 60 p
glaciers, 250 lakes, < immense forests ;|
of pine and cedar,, innumerable ■ v
streams and waterfalls, and moun
tain peaks rising from 6,000 to 10,
--000 feet in height, together with
nearly . every variety of fish and
game known in that latitude.
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Mr. Mort Yarnell, of Norcatur,
Kansas, who, with his wife, spent
a -day here last summer as the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Randies, has
-subscribed for the Norcatur Citizen
to be sent to Mrs. Randies for one
year, not with the expectation of
inducing the Randies family to re
turn to Kansas, where they resided
for years, but just to enable them
to keep-in touch with some of then
old friends in that prosperous farm
ing state where one of the proudest
boasts of the people is that there is
not a licensed saloon within its bor
ders. Mrs. Randies, not to be out^
1 done in making the attraetfoas and
. advantages of her home town^'
: county known to her distant ftteiias,
! has ordered the Islajderi«*.to t
. Mr.Yarnen. He and his good wife
: were so delighted with the Sound
country and especially .this, county
. when^eyiwere here that the chin- :
i about 16 to 1 that ,*Jhgr
[ leave Kansas it wiH be to tewte
, here or at some point on the Sound.
!■ ~ The Yankee Doodle lost her wheel
' at East Sound a few days i ago. She
wj»tow«|toseßead yard at De
catur where another wa* Ifrt on

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