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The San Juan islander. (Friday Harbor, Wash.) 1898-1914, October 11, 1912, Image 1

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We Show The Same Courtesy
to a correspondent and furnish the same detail as on a
personal interview, no matter how slight the request.
Write us and see.
When you call you will find a pleasant store,
courteous treatment and right prices
The Weather Man
+ Says that the wise man is the one that is preparing for
♦ cool weather.
♦ What About Your Heater?
I have laid in a complete line of the best, as well as the
t cheaper ones. And the PRICE is right.

♦ — —
I have the most complete supply of TROLLING MA
and PIPE FITTINGS of all kinds.
Paints, Oils, Doors, Sash, Glass, Builders' Hardware, etc.
Have a complete stock of PETERS, and SELBY Shot
Gun Shells on hand at all times.
My supply of GRANITE and TINWARE is as ever—
up to the standard.
You have little idea of what you can save in a year unless
y °u arc a depositor in our SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
Our SERVICE to SAVERS is a real help in the saving of
tooney. You have the benefit of our advice, suggestions and en
gagement if you deposit here.
Bellingham, Washington.
AND SURPLUS ----- $300,000.00
Improvement Club
As was anticipated, the meeting
of the Improvement Club Monday
evening at Grange hall, was of un
usual interest. Matters of interest
were discussed and a good program
was carried out. Without desiring
to cause any feeling of regret on the
part of those who neglected to be
out, it may be said they missed a
As a result of the meeting, there
is a probability that Friday Harbor
water front will in the near future
present an appearance more pleasing
to those landing at the wharf than
at present.
A committee, consisting of L. J.
Irwin, J. A. McCormick and P. A.
Perry, was appointed to have charge
of arrangements on a certain day,
to be announced later, when every
individual who ever has occasion to
use our streets, will be asked to
contibute his services to help fill in
and beautify that part of the water
front which is now used as a retuse
dump. Ihose who are willing to
contribute the use of a team on that
day will be doubly appreciated.
All volunteer workers will be served
with a lunch at noon time, which
will be more than a lunch —it will
•be a meal. It will be served by
| the ladies, and those in charge will
appreciate contributions from any
and every source on that day. Ihe
committee appointed to look after
this part of the day's work corsists
of Mrs. 0. H. Culver, Mis. G. B.
Driggs Mrs. C. M. lucker, Mrs. L«
J. Irwin and Mrs. P. A. Perry.
Mrs.Mary francis, and Mrs. Warren
These two committees will meet in
joint session this (Friday) evening
at the photographic studio of J. Aj
McCormick for the purpose of per 2
fecting arrangements and deciding
on a date for this important work to
be done.
The city council was asked to co
operate in the work in the form of
a resolution, drafted by 0. H. Cul
ver, who was appointed a committee
of one for the purpose. It was as
Friday Harbor, Wash., Oct. 7, 1912
To the Honorable Town Council
of the Town of Friday Hare ,r,
Gentlemen: We, the Friday Har
bor Improvement Club present to
your honrable budy the following
resolutions, for your consideration:
Whereas, The waterfront of Fri
day Harbor, at the foot of Spring
street, has been used for some time
past as a public dumping ground
for garbage and refuse of all kinds,
greatly to the detriment ol the ap
pearance of the main street and
creating a very unfavurable impres
sion upon yisitors,
Therefore, Be it resolved that the
Town Council be earnestly iequest
ed to prohibit the dumping of ref
use at that place, and, further, to
assist this club in the substantial
improvement and beautifying of
this chief entrance to the town.
Of the other matters taken up
was that of a slogan, for which a
prize of $1.00 was offered to the in
dividual who would suggest, the
most appropriate phrase for adver
tising or letting Friday Harbor be
known. The committee having the
matter in charge asked for a contin
A letter from Mrs. Ida H. Blame.
regarding an agitation of the mat
ter of asking government assistance
in making Engilsh camp on the
north end of the island, a national
reserve, was read. It is was as fol
The Improvement Club, Friday Har
bor. Wash.: During a recent visit
to Easf Sound, several of the wo
men members, of the Improvement
Club of that village asked me to
place before your honorable body
the following suggestion:
"That an united effort be made by
all the citzens of this county to
bring to our representatives a reali
zation of the advantages of making
English Camp a national reserve
and to urge upon them the neces
sity of taking action in the matter."
We, ourselves, have for years had
at our doors a place of historic in
terest, which we have carelessly al
lowed to go to ruin, heedless of its
value, making no effort to check its
natural decay—and it is to restore
the beautiful and romantic spot to
its former condition, and to secure
federal aid for carrying out the
project that the above suggestion is
It appears to me, personally, that
we, as an Improvement Club, have
overlooked one great asset, in not
having taken up the matter before.
Yours truly
Ida Harkness Blame
Friday Harbor, Wn.. Oct. 7.
Mr. McCormick brought up the
matter of a bucket briagde and vol-
unteer firemen, and a fire drill. It
was decided that President Kirby
try to bring the matter to the at
tention of the city council.
And after all this came the good
President Kirby, who has just re
turned from an eastern trip, gave
an interesting recital of incidents
and observations.
Prof. L. J. Bowler, principal of
the schools, talked interestingly on
public playgrounds. He believed
in playgrounds for both young and
old. This nation would be at her
greatest in sciences, art, literature,
etc., when she devoted most to
physical culture —citing ancient
Greece as an example. Prof. Bowl
er is a decidedly interesting speak
er, and his suggestions were to the
point and should be kept in mind
by the club for future action.
Fred E. Kirby
President of Club.
A song by Miss Parker, accom.
panied by Miss Severance, was great
ly enjoyed.
Mrs. G. B. Driggs related some
matters regarding the late* James
Cooper Wheeler, founder of the Isl
ander, who recently died in Den
J. A. McCormick told of his trip
to the Wenatcbee valley, amongst
the apple orchards, and spoke of the
Commercial Club there, how their
meetings were held and what a
power it was for the good of the
It was decided that for a time
meetings be held every two weeks,
one of the meetings to be at the
call of the president. The next one
will be held a week from next Mon
day night—ths 21st inst.
Commissioners' Meeting
The county commissioners were in
session the first three days of the
week and the full porceedings of
their sessions will appear in next
week's Islander.
A petition for township organ
ization was presented to* the board
by the Grange, having 107 signa
tures, but was not acted on upon
the technhical ground that the law
requires it to be presented thirty
Registration Books
Close Tuesday, 15th
You Can't Vote
Your Name Appears
Have You Registered?
days before election. The petition
was filed with the auditor in time,
but the board could not act upon it
before October 7, while the election
will be on November 5.
A petition from residents of the
west portion of Orcas Island for a
division of the school district was
granted. Among the delegation
who came in person to present the
petition to the board were noted
the following: A. M. Roby, Alfred
Bull, Fred Wicks, C. H. Jackson,
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. King, L. K.
Scheib. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Kierch
off and R. H. Bull.
Sound Salmon Pack
Estimates given out by W. I.
Crawford, secretary of the Puget
Sound. Salmon Canners' Association,
while in Bellißgham recently, shows
that the Puget Sound salmon pack
for this season will be the smallest
it has been for the past sixteen
years, says the Herald. He esti
mates that the pack will not exceed
227,000 cases. In 1896 only 195,
--000 cases were put up. Since that
time the pack has never been so
small. Local cannerymen state that
the figures given out by secretary
Crawford will lepresent the approx
imate pack of the year as only a
few of the Puget Sound canneries
NO. 38
are now packing fall fish.
Several reasons are given to ex
plan the small pack of fish in this
section. It is said that the run was
below expectations and several of
the canneries were not operating at
all, their owners deciding to sus
pend operations until the heavy run
of 1913 begins. The strong compe
tition of Canadian fisheries also
took many fish from the Sound
plants, it is said. The Canadians
placed fish buying vessels at Cape
Flattery this year and overbid Am
erican buyers. In this way a large
percentage of the Sound fisti was
secured by the Canadian canneries.
The Water Matter
On the showing made to the city
council regarding the decision of
Judge Kudkin in conncetion with
the water works matter, it was de
cided to close past incidents and be
gin anew the effort to secure a wa
ter system for domestic use and fire
At the meeting Tuesday night At
torney Irwin was instructed to draft
nece&sary ordinance, which will be
presented to the council at a spe
cial meeting next Monday night,
when it will be passed on. printed,
and then submitted to the voters
for their approval.
To Replace the Guard
The Port Tounsend Leader says
that Senior Captain F. M. Dun
woody, U. S. R. C. S., with head-
quarters at Port Townsend, will on
October 17. open bids for the con-
struction of a single screw launch
for the U. S. revenue cutter service
for duty on the waters of Puget
Sound. After the bids are opened,
they will be sent to the secretary of
the treasury for award of the con
The new launch will take the
place of th°! Guard, which was
wrecked off San Juan island some
jnonths ago. The Guard and Scout,
a sister craft, were built in Port
Townsend by E. T. Biggs, under the
supervision of Captain Dorr F. Toz
ier. The Scout is still in commis
sion, doing harbor duty in Seattle.
The new launch will be larger and
speedier than the Guard and will
be up-to-date in every particular.
She will be used in patrolling the
waters in the vicinity of the San
Juan islands.
Infected Alfalfa Barred
C. E. Flint, di&trict horticultural
Inspector, has received a copy of
the general quarantine order on al
falfa hay coming from the states ot
Idaho. Utah and Wyoming. The or
der was issued September 7 by F. A.
Huntley. state commissioner of hor
ticulture, and reads as follows:
"Whereas An infection of the al-
falfa weevil is reported to exist in
the states of Idaho. Utah and Wyo-
ming; and
"Whereas, The alfalfa weevil is
an alarming menace and would
oause incalculable damge to the al
falfa growing industry in the State
of Washington should it gain egress;
I therefore.
"Issue this, a general quarantine
order, against the importation of
all bay products from' the states
named into the State of Washintgon.
"All transportation companies are
hereby notified not to receive ship
ments of hay for this state from the
above specified territory.
"This order shall take effect im
mediately and remain in force until
publicly withdrawn by this depart
ment. "F. A. Huntley."
Chas. G. Heifner, democratic can*
didate for congress from the first
district, delivered an address at the
1.0.0. F. hall last evening before an
interested, though not large crowd.

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