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new c GOULD, President C. M. TUCKER, Vice-President
VAN K. SARGENT, Cashier CECIL It. CARTER, As»t. Cashier ;, !
Small Depositors Welcome
The officers of this Bank welcome small deposi
tors, considering it not only right, but good
business policy to give equal attention to small
and large accounts. ;,
We arc Constantly Adding New Goods
Gents' Furnishings, Clothing, Etc,
Our Stock is Always Fresh, Clean and
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Hardware, Paints, Oils, Doors, Windows, jj
Glass, etc. LAUNCH SUPPLIES and |j|
PLUMBING GOODS are as ever/ my jj
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Sends Open Letter
The following letter addressed
to Representative Capron by the
chairman of the legislative commit
tee of San Juan Pomona Grange,
Mr. Asael Larson, is self-explana
tory, and comment at this time is
unnecessary. It is certain that the
life of a law-maker is not an easy
one. If he pleases some of his con
stituents he displeases others, and
if he tries to please all he only
makes a mess of it.
Dr. V. J. Capron, Representa
tive from San Juan county:
Dear Sir: On the sth of October
3912, the Legislative Committee of
the San Juan Pomona Grange re
ceived a document that was signed
in your presence and in which you
pledged yourself, if elected, to the
legislature to work and vote for.
I—A1 —A Preferential Primary Law.
2—The Initiative of Constitution
al Amendments. >
3—The Recall of Judges.
A bill providing for the Recall of
Judges has been before the present
legislature twice; and you are re
ported as having voted for it the
first time, but against it the second
Now, since it is only the last time
that a bill is voted on that counts,
will you please tell us. through the
Islander, just how you fulfilled your
pledge; and if other legislators or
their bills are involed in your ex
planation, please tell who and what
they are, so that the voters of San
Juan can themselves draw the con
Very respectfully
Asael Larson
Chairman of the aforesaid Commit
The Income Tax
An income tax is now one of th c
provisions of the constitution of
the United States. Wyoming's rat
ification February 3 of the income
tax amendment —the sixteenth
change in the constitution and the j
first since the reconstruction —com-
pleted a list of thirty-six states —
three-fourths of the Union, which
have approved the provision.
Should Be Helpful Here
Representative Caproa in conjunc
tion with Representative LeSourd
of Island county, has introduced a
bill providing for "the transfer of
moneys from the Public Highway
Fund to the Permanent Highway
Fund, to the credit of San Juan and
Island counties. It reads as fol
"Hereafter the state treasurer
shall transfer from the public high
way fund to the permanentJiighway
fund all taxes le\ied in San Juan
and Island counties, respectively,
for the public highway fund, and
place to the credit of each of said
counties the amount ©f said levy,
which shall be expended on perman
ent highways under the provisions
of Chapter 35 of the Laws of
The bill has been refered to the
committee on Roads and Bridges,
and there is no reason why they
should not recommend its passage.
Get Rich Growing Apples
There will have to be some change
in the method of getting fruit from
the producer to the consumer, or it
will be some time pefore bank ac
counts will be greatly increased
from the profit of fruit raising in
San Juan county. Here are two
Ihe San Juan Agricultuarl Co.
shipped 125 boxes of good, nicely
packed, wrapped apples to Seattle
some time ago and have just receiv
ed a statement from the commission
house, with a check attached. Af
ter freight and commission charges
were deducted from the price sold
at, a balance of $8.00 was returned.
The boxes alone in which they were
shipped, to asy nothing of packing
and hauling, cost $10.00
An Orcas island grower, writing
to a relative here, says: "1 don't
know how apple prices are in Bel
lingham. but do know they are
fierce in Seattle. I got a check
yesterday for 77 boxes —3J and
4-tier —all good, A. 1. apples, and
I got the big sum of $15.15; a
little over 19 cents per box. With
9 cents for* the boxes, this leaves
me 10 cents per dox for growing,
picking, packing and hauling. This
is how we get rich growing apples.''
Judge Geo. A. Joiner, formerly
judge of the superior court, makes
formal announcement that he has
opened offices for the general prac
tice of law at 913 Seventh street,
Anacortes, Wash.
The customs office will remain in
its present quarters for several
months yet. notwithstanding the
purchase of the building from Cus
toms Collector Culver by the Fri
day Harbor Drug (Jo.
Don't forget that good reports of
the doings at Olympia appear on
page two. Little is being done,
according to some, but a few are
interested in reading about some
of the things they don't do—the
hundreds of useless bills [which fail
to pass. etc. •
Bruce Rogers, socialist, delivered
his advertised lecture at Oddfellows
hall Tuesday evening. A small,
but appreciative, audience was pres
State Park on Orcas
The agitation for a state park
which will include Mt. Constitution
is on again, as will be seen from the
following special from Olypmia to
the Bellingham Herald:
. "Steps are taken in the legislature
looking toward the establishment
on Orcas island, in the northern
part of Puget Sound, of a state
park. In a letter addressed to a
member of the senate and of the
house of representatives. Robert
Moran, Drominent in the iron in
dustry of the Northwest, and who
owns valuable properties on the
island, offers to donate to the state
all of his land on that island, ap
proximating 2.700 acres, a portion
of which lies on the beautiful
Mount Constitution, to the state,
provided the state will purchase
the remaning portions of the land
in the vicinity and on the mountain
and reserve it permanently for park
The place is declared to be one of
the most pictuesque in the entire
northwest, and the iorn king, in
writing the legislature making his
offer, declares that 'it would be a
pity to allow private interests to
gain control over' such ideal park
Mount Consitution is about 2,500
feet in altitude, and from its top
can be had one of the best views
of the Sound and the cities situated
on its shores obtainable.
"A resolution was introduced in
the house yesterday by the com
mittee on memorials providing for
the creation of a state park com
mission, whose duty it would be to
make what investigations might
prove recessary and to take other
steps looking toward the creation
of the Mount Constitution park."
A Few of His Troubles
Some of the troubles confronting
the new president are summed up
as follows, which indicate that he
may have a wakeful night occasion
Prospects of clashes over necessity
of settling at once the 2,000 vacan
cies left byfailwre of conrfimation
of Taft appointments.
Trouble over Panama canal tolls.
Demand for intervention in Mex
Possibilities of similar trouble in
Cuba, where the Gomez administra
tion threatens to prevent the inaug
uration of President-elect Msnocal.
Budding insurrections in Colombia
and Central America.
Trouble over effort to set date for
Philippine independence, with the
possibility that it will stir up insur
rections there and result In more
To all of which must be added
the fact that it is with these aids
and under these conditions that
President-elect Wilson has pledged
himself to revise the tariff down
C. L Flint Enjoys Eggs 3 Years Old
"Yes this water glass proc93i of
preserving eggs is a complete suc
cess." said Professor H. L. Blan _
chard, of the Western Washintscon
Experiment Station, last night.
"They are placed in a solution call
ed sodium solicate and will keep
indefinitely. The government ad*
vocates this process of preserving:
eggs. At my home, near Puyallup.
I have three barrels of presrved
eggs in the basement. These have
been in the solution for nearly three
years now. Recently a friend call-
Ed and wished to try one of the eggs.
I went to my coop and secured a
fresh laid egg. Ihis I had the cook
fry with one of the preserved ones.
He couldn't tell the difference. Dist
rict Horiculural Inspector C. E.
Flint, of your city, was a visito" at
my home a short time ago. Wish
ing to play a little joke on him I
had some of the three-year-old eggs
fiied for dinner. After eating
several he leaned back in his chair
contentedly and remarked: 'It is
nice to he on the farm where you
can always have a good supply of
fresh eggs, isn't it?' "
To Get Publicity
Through the activities of Secre
tary 0. E. Arges of the Chamber
of Commerce. Anacortes will receive
prominent publicity in a book about
to be published descriptive of the
scenery and resources of the terri
tory adjacent to the inside pasasge
to Alaska. The book is written by-
William Watson Woollen of iLdian
apolis, and will be profusely illus
Secretary Arges furnished a 7,000
word article on Anacortes, its in
dustries and the agricultural re
sources of the adjacent territory.
The importance of the fishing
and canning industry is fully ex
ploited in the article and the scenic
beauty of the San Juan islands is
fully described.
The publicity secured for Anacor
tes in the book is very desirable.
The book will be read with great
interest all over the United States
and especially in the eastern part
of the United States where interest
in tho western county is increasing.
—Anacortes American.
How to Keep Apples
It is reported that apples may be
kept two years by wrapping them
in newspapers so a% to exclude the
air. The newspaper must, however,
be one on which the subscription is
paid in full or the dampness result
ing from "doe" will cause the fruit
to spoil. --n - -.

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