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The San Juan islander. (Friday Harbor, Wash.) 1898-1914, October 04, 1912, Image 1

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started as small ones. We have seen many accounts <
grow steadily, and we are glad to say that we have help
ed our customers to increase their business and deposits.
When you call you will find a pleasant store, •
courteous treatment and right prices
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♦ Says that the wise man is the one that is preparing for
♦ cool weather.
J 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.
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I I have the most complete supply of TROLLING 1 MA
| and PIPE FITTINGS of all kinds.
| Paints, Oils, Doors, Sash, Glass, feuilders'Hardware,
]| Have a complete stock of PETERS, and SELBY Shot
!' Gun Shells on hand at all times.
I; My supply of GRANITE and TINWARE is as ever—
;■ up to the standard. V
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\ You have little idea of what you can: save in a year unless
J you are a depositor in our SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
\ Oar SERVICE to SAVERS is a real help in the saving of
! money. You have the benefit of our advice, suggestions and en
s couragement if you deposit here. ~, '
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\i Bellingham, Washington.
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The Water Decision
The decision rendered by Judge
Rudkin in the case of Friday Har
bor vs. the Cowell Lime Co., for
right of way across the company's
land was adverse to th i city, and
while a disappointment because of
the delay which has been occationed
by technicalities, there is now rea
son to believe that with the know
ledge gained of the law bearing on
such cases, a new trial would result
in a different verdict. Judge Rud
kin decided that the city had no
right to proceed as it did for right
of-way without provision by ordi
Mayor Capron when interviewed
by the editor of the Islander made
the following statement:
The water situation is clear at
last. We now know exactly what it
is necessary to do in order to gain
our desired water supply. The ses
j sion laws of 1909 provide that "any
city or town within the state be,
and hereby is, authorized to con
struct, condemn and purchase, etc..
and operate water works within or
without its limits. It shall be law
ful for any city or town within the
state to take, condemn and pur-
I chase, etc... and retain water from
any public lake or water course, and
by means of pipe lines conduct the
same to said city or town: and said
city or town is hereby empowered^
to erect and build dams across or at
the outlet of any lake in this state
for the purpose of storing the wa
ter therein up to and above high
water mark: such city shall have
the right by condemnation to any
water, water rights, etc. The com
mon council shall provide therefor
by ordinane, which shall specify the
plan proposed, and declare the es
tiimated cost thereof, and the same
shall be submitted for ratification
or rejection to the qualified voters,
etc. All acts and parts of acts in
conflict herewith are hereby repeal
The council will probably submit
this question to a vote and proceed
under this statute, and if supported
by the people there is almost a cer
tainty that the issue will be success
May Wake Up Too Late
About the last of Major Patton's
items in his "Tales from Orcas Isl
and," which have appeared in the
Bellingham Reveille each Sunday
for some time, very tersely states
some facts which are worth heed
"The island season may now be
considered ' closed. The summer
visitors nave departed and most of
the launches Lave gone off the isl
and run. Shortly will come the
equinoctial gales and dampness will
prevail until the cold weather of
January and February sets in. j The
winter season ■is the best in which
to buy island property. No true
and loyal islander can be induced to
sell his place, or any portion of it
during the fine summer weather,
but when the damp and chill; come
he may look at it differently. How
ever, I have found over here that
the man who thinks of - selling is
disposed to 1 wait until the summer
season. Thus it is bard for buyer
and seller to get together upon
equal ground. I must confess that
I j*: have two minds on this question.
I feel like saying 'don't sell' to
my friends on the islands, and 'buy-
Ito my ;§ mainland acquaintances.
Certain it is that island property
will never be cheaper than it if to
day, and it haagtow* four-fold in
value during the part Jew yttra.
The time will shortly arrive when
the people of Bellingham will won
der how they ever came to overlook
the possibilities of these beauty
spots. Then they will find men
from Seattle and Eastern Washing
ton in possession of the choichst
sites. The man with waterfrontage
on the islands may consider himself
Commends Capt. Perry
The following will be of interest
to many here who are acquainted
with Capt. Perry and his lamily.
Mrs. Perry and daughter recently
left here after an extended visit:
"The revenue cutter Manning,
the first of the Behring sea patrol
boats to leave the north arrived at
Pt. Townsend on the 25th. Ihe cut-
Improvement Club
Next Monday
You Be There
ters sailed north with instructions
to relieve all cases of distress that
came in view, and the Manning,
which was close to Kodiak island
when Mt. Katmai began to shower
ashes, carried out her orders so well
that President Taft sent a letter of
commendation to Capt. K. W. Per.
ry. Rations will be issued all win
ter to the 600 destitute natives of
Kodiak island and strait,
and the distribution will be under
the management of Lieut. Keister
of the Manning, who remained in
the north. The government herd
of 150 cattle on Kodiak island must
also be fed through the winter.
Last winter there was pasturage,
but the ashes which covered the isl
have made it a desert."
You may have the stars in a nail
keg. hang the ocean on a rail fence,
put the sky to soak in a gourd, and
unbuckle the bellyband of eternity
and let the sun and moon out, but
don't think that you can escape the
place that lies op the other side of
purgatory if you don't pay the edi
tor for your paper.
Here is a biography in a nut
shell: Born, welcomed, cried, car
essed, fed, grew, amused, reared,
studied, examined, graduated, in
lore, loved, engaged, married,
quarreled, reconciled, suffered, de
serted, taken ill, died, mourned,
buried and forgotten.
A Political Pointer
If you want to know which polit
ial party will win this fall all you
need to do is to read the metropol
itan dailies. You can place yonr
money on most any candidate and
be sure to win. Read the following
and see:
In a recent interview President
Taft gave voice to the following:
"When I declared a few weeks ago
that 1 felt sure of my own re-elec
tion in November and of the success
of the Republican party, I was re
garded by some as entirely over san
guine and unaware of the situation.
Today, however, after a number of
indications that the Republican pai
ty is still the dominant party, and
that the expected growth of Demo-
cratic faith has failed to material
ize, my original declaration is
shown to be entitled to respect."
Then last week Bryan when asked
as to the situation said: "I don't
concede a single state to either Taft
or Roosevelt... Wilson and Mar
shall will make a clean sweep."
And now comes Dr. C. B. Darrin.
of Bellinhgam, who has returned
after an eight weeks' trip through
practically all sections of the Uni
ted States. He believes that Theo
dore Roosevelt will be elected presi
dent at the general election in No
vember. He says this is the conclu
sion he draws from discussions with
traveling men on trains and persons
with whom he has come in contact
in cities that he has visited. Dr.
Darrin says, however, that he is a
Democrat and will not vote for
What Are We Doing?
The opportunity for making an
Exhibit at the Minneapolis Land
Show to be held in November is
still open, and the invitation of the
Bellingham Chamber of Commerce
to take charge of the exhibits still
holds good. The following from a
late issue of the Bellingham Herald
indicates an interest in some loca
"All duly tagged with the name
NO. 37
and address of the producer and
the exact locality where raised, ex
hibits to b? used by the Chamber of
Commerce at the great national
land show at Minneapolis are now
beginning to pour into the chamber.
So far the main items sent in have
been giant pumpkins, huge potato
es, a few samples of grains and
grasses and vegetables of one de
scription and another.
A note was received this morning
to the effect that the islands will al
so be represented at the land show.
D. A. Nicol of East Sound, has told
secretary Matteson that he has two
boxes of magnificent red apples
which he would like to send in with
the Whatcom county exhibit and
this of course, will be done."
Wyandottes are Winners
The egg-laying contest, which has
been reported from week to week,
came to a close last Thursday. The
final standing is given below. I etc
Windblad, of North Yakima, is the
owner of the winners:
Pen No. Variety Total No.Egga
31 White Wyandottes 25t>
26 White Wyandottes 247
2 American Dominiques 228
15 Barred Plymouth Rocks 204
25 S.C. Black Leghorns 197
28 S.C. White Leghorns 185
29 S.C. Anconas 180
14 Buff Orpingtons 179
30 White Plymouth Rocks 179
32 Silver Spangled Hamburgs 178
12 Silver Penciled Wyandottes 175
11 S.C. Black Minorcas 174
5 S.C. White Orpingtons 169
27 Barred Plymouth Rocks 168
18 S.C. Rhode Island Reds 163
20 Blac't Langshans 163
1 Buff Plymouth Rocks 162
13 White Orpingtons 158
4 Black Leghorns 153
9 White Orpingtons 152
10 W.F. Black Spanish 150
16 While Plymouth Rocks 142
22 S.C. Brown Leghorns 141
3 S.C. White Leghorns ' 140
8 Buff Orpingtons 132
17 Silician Buttercups 125
24 Mottled Anconas 113
33 S.C. White Leghorns 112
6 Black Minorcas 107
19 Black Minorcas 101
21 S.C. Buff Leghorns 101
7 S.C. White Leghorns(pullets) 93
23 Black Orpingtons 85
Each pen contains six females and one male.
H. B. Averill, Secy.
In speaking of the amendments
to the state constitution which are
being printed in the Islander from
week to week of late, and which
are to be voted on at the fall elec
tion the Mt. Vernon Argus says:
"One of the proposed ammend
ments provides for the adoption of
the initiative and referendum, a
second for the recall and discharge
of public officers of the state. These
are questions of importance, not on
ly in Washintgon but in many other
states. You are being called upon
to decide issues and sole problems
that have been before the minds of
statesmen for many years. It is
your duty to acquaint yoursevles
with these propositions in detail
that you may know what to do
when the proper time comes. Do
not stop after you have read the
proposed ammendments. Think
aoout them and weigh each detail
One of the only two specimens
ever captured of Acrotus Willough
bi, a very rare fish was received re
cently by Prot. Trevor Kmcaid, of
tHe department of zoology of the
University of Washintgon, from the
Birch bay fish traps, near Blame,
Wash. The specimen is six feet
long, has a very large head but no
scales nor backbone. It is of a dull
brown shade and is evidentlya stray
fish from deep water. The fish is
unknown to -the fishermen at the
traps and was sent to Prof. Kincaid
for identification. E. E. Ainsworth
of Ainsworth&Dunn, packers, iden
tified the specimen. The first one
of the species was captured at Quin
ault. Wash., in 1887. by Cbas. Will
ougbby, and is desribed by Dr.
Xarlton Bean in the proeodinga of
the United States national museum.

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