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The San Juan islander. (Friday Harbor, Wash.) 1898-1914, May 29, 1914, Image 1

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When you are in need of
Paint, Oils, Varnish, Glass
Windows, Doors, Sash
Cutlery, Tools, Etc.
Launch and Elec
trical Supplies
Friday Harbor - Washington
"If it is something we need Churchill has it"
Supplies for the Home and Farm
Dealer In
Phone 263 Friday Harbor, Washington
A Canneryman's View
Of Initiative No. 11
Edward Seeley, a salmon cannery
man of Blame, has this to say about
the alleged abuse of the initiative as
applied to the fishing industry c this
"The mere fact that the proposed
fisheries law, initiative measure No.
11, would drive out of this state into
Oregon and British Columbia business
now worth at least $9,00u,000 a year,
does not in any sense adequately rep
resent the full loss the people of Wash
ington would sustain under this mea
sure," said he.
"What about the boats, barges and
other equipment used by the fisher
men? What about the canneries and
their equipment?
"All these things would also go un
der the bill whicn proposes to tax our
fishermen out of the state. And that
would mean the withdrawal of millions
of dollars' worth of taxable property.
Hence, instead of being a measure to
provide revenue, this fish Dill would in
truth be a measure to reduce revenue,
and instead of paying into the state
treasury more tnan is needed to de
fray the expenses of the fisheries bu
bureau and our fish hatcheries, the in
dustry would pay into the treasury
less than is required for these pur
poses. As a fact, we probably would
not need a bureau of fisheries or fish
hatcheries unless we wish to enter
upon the unprofitable and insane
policy of propagating and conserving
fish for the benefit of Oregon and
British Columbia fishermen.
"Unless the people of Washington
are out of their wits they will give to
this bill no sort of support 01 sanction.
"The fishing industry of Washington
pays the state a license refenue of
$94,553.76 and the question has been
"But what amount of taxes does the
fishing industry pay?
"The answer is simple and conclu
--"In addition to the $94,553.76 the in
dustry pays the same property tax as
every other individual and corporation
in the state. While the fish companies
do not own the ground on which the
traps are driven, they pay property
taxes on these traps on a valuation
based upon the catch of each trap.
The land on which these traps are lo
cated thus yields an important tax
revenue. The fishermen also pays
taxes on his cannery site, cannery
building and machinery, boats, general
equipment and hoating property.
"The fishing industry now pays a
higher tax than any other industry or
business in Washington.
"In reaching a conclusion as to what
the fishermen do pay, it would be just
as difficult to get that total as it
would be to go through all the various
tax books to reach a conclusion. The
figure quoted is simply the license
paid; the fishermen pay a property
tax, both personal and real, a tax on
fish sites, tax on traps, tax on boats,
machinery and appliances of all kinds.
It is plainly apparent that it is unfair
to say that all that the fish industry
of the state pays in the way of taxes
is -94,553.76."
Anacortes Youth Drowns
Eobert Young, seventeen-year
old son of Mrs. R. W. Spencer, of
Guemes island, was drowned last
Monday evening shortly after eight
o'clock when a skiff in which he
and a companion were playing,
capsized. The body was found
within twenty feet of the accident
on Tuesday night.
Young and a friend, Jack Tom
lioson, 19 years of age, spent Mon
day afternoon in Anacortes. In
the evening they borrowed a small
skiff and rowed across the channel
and landed on the beach near
Dunn's store. After playing on the
shore for a while, they got in the
skiff and when a short distance
from land they began to rock the
boat with the result that it filled
and sank.
Tomlinson swam to shore with
out difficulty Young started for the
shore but turned back toward the
boat. Evidently seized with cramps
|he sank and did not come to the
surface again.
Wednesday was the longest day
of the year, (to the school kids!)
Dr. T. C. Prye, head of the botanical
department of the state university,
who is to be the director of the sum
mer school of marine biological' re
search here this summer, is expected
early in June to superintend the work
of getting the station ready for the
season's work. He will be accom
panied by his family. Prof. Kincaid,
to whom Friday Harbor is chiefly in
debted for the location of the sta
tion here and who was its first direc
tor and also the director in 1912 and
1913, will spend the summer in re
search work in the East.
The latest number of the University
Bulletin is entirely devoted to the sta
tion and its work and contains the
following description of the location:
The station is near the town of Fri
day Harbor, which is the county seat
of San Juan County, Washington. It
is between Bellingham and Victoria,
about 20 miles from the former, in a
picturesque archipelago known as the
San Juan islands. The shores are
very irregular with identations, thus
making perhaps 800 miles of shore-line
within a radius of 25 miles from the
The northern islands of the group
are largely of sandstone, which is
rather soft and wears readily, leaving,
pot-holes, and peculiarly pocketed
walls where the shores are *- vertical.
In this sandstone region are occa
sional beds of fossils, notably on the
Sucia Islands. On Waldron Island and
the Sucia Islands the sandstone is be
ing cut for paving blocks for city
Some of the islands are partly lime
stone, notably San Juan and Orcas.
At Roche Harbor, on the north end of
San Juan Island and 10 or 15 miles
from Friday Harbor, is one of the
largest limestone quarries in the State
of Washington. But comparatively lit
tle of the shore-line of the islands is
Most of the islands are composed of
metamorphic rocks very resistent to
weathering and therefore changing
very little. This is one of the reasons
for the remarkable wealth of fauna
and flora. Here and there are beaches
of glacial material or flats of mud.
This gives opportunity for mud-inhab
iting animals. There are no large
streams on the islands, and therefore
the water is not much affected by the
Friday Harbor Loses
Twelve Inning Game
The Friday Harbor
Tigers had to be con
tent with the smaller
end of a 5 to 6 score
here last Sunday when
they tangled with the
Fort Worden Moose lodge team in a
twelve inning game. .
Staggs opened as the slab artist
for the home team but was yanked
in the fourth on account of a sore
arm and Laurence McKay tried his
luck at shooting curves.
Much to our delight, although
Davis, the umpire and manager of
the visiting team, gave some shady
decisions, he allowed McKay's throw
to first to pass unmolested although
his teammates were caught napping
off first.
In the 11 inning the Tigers star
ted a batting rally and with one out
Blancett singled and Bud Larson
missed the third strike but the catch
er dropped the ball and pegged to
second where Blancett was declared
out and Bud was called out for neg
lecting to connect with the pill on
his last strike with first base occu
pied. If that rule had applied in
this case Blancett would have been
safe but it does not apply when
third is not occupied and it was
made especially to prevent triple and
double plays, which the umpire al
lowed here.
In the next frame the home squad
found the ball waiting for them
whenever they reached a bag.
Score by innings;
1 2 3456789 10 11 12
V 5 66 I I 200 I 6 0 0 1-6
The Tigers will cross bats with
the fast Edison team here next Sun
influx of river water during freshets,
nor polluted by detritus from streams.
Between the islands are channels
through which the tides rush in and
out again, filling and again draining
the large body of water to the north
ward known as the Gulf of Georgia.
This rush of water several times a
day prevents stagnation, insures aerat
ed water, and is perhaps thus another
cause of the abundant animal and
plant life.
Some of the channels are over 100
fathoms deep, thus affording oppor
tunitty for the study of forms of life
to a considerable depth. Those who
have been at the station have again
and again attested to the striking
abundance of fauna and flora. The
highest tides are about 12 feet. Tnere
is thus exposed a wide zone when the
tide recedes. This gives excellent
opportunity for collecting far below
the high-tide line.
In the San Juan archipelago much
shrimp fishing is done. There are
numerous fish traps for catching sal
mon; and their- season comes in July.
There are also summer tent-villages
of purse seiners who are also after the
salmon. At Friday Harbor there is a
salmon cannery of large proportions.
An oyster bed has been started on
Lopez Island.
The site of the station is on land
donated by Mr. Andrew Newhall,
about a quarter of a mile southeast
of the town of Friday Harbor. It is on
a rather steep slope to the northeast.
The site is mostly timbered with
conifers. A good county road is beirfg
built from this town through the site,
passing near the laboratories and tent
houses. The view is fine, with the
island-dotted sea in the foreground
and the Cascade Mountains in the dis
The weather is usually good. The
total annual rainfall in the region is
only about 25 inches; lower than that
of Illinois. Along the sea it is al
ways cool as soon as one is out of the
direct sunlight. Therefore on cloudy
days, mornings and evenings, on a
moving boa.t, and specially when the
air is humid, it is chilly. It rarely gets
hot along the Seashore; but when one
gets away from the water some dis
tance he finds certain days rather
warm. The oppressive heat of the
East is not met with.
Two Mariners Meet
After Eighteen Years
A chance meeting here Sunday,
May 24, between two bronzed and
sinewy seafaring men brought viv
idly to the minds of both an inci
dent of the seal "poachiDg" days in
Bering sea eighteen years ago this
summer in which both were parti
cipants. The two men are Capt.
George Heater, of the Victoria
halibut schooner Jessie, and First
Officer Michael MoKenary, of the
revenue launch Guard, ranking as
gunner in the revenue cutter ser
vice. At the time of the incident
in question Capt. Heater was mas
ter of the sealing schooner Ainoko,
and Mr. McKenary was boatswain
of the U. 8. Eevenue cutter Perry,
then one of the cutter fleet patrol
ling Bering sea to enforce the regu
lations against pelagic sealing
within sixty miles of the of the
Pribiloff islands.
Early one thick, foggy morning,
as the Ainoko was cruising peace
fully about with her men keeping
a sharp lookout for seals, the Perry
bore down upon her and Capt.
Smith sent Leiut. Ross, late captain
commandant of the revenue cutter
service and now retired, and Mr.
McKenary to board the schooner
and seize her for alleged violation
of the regulations in fishing within
the sixty-miles limit, which they
did. The Ainoko was required to
proceed to Unalaska where a hear
ing was had before a United States
Court Commission empowered to
try such cases and who fined the
vessel and her master $2,000. Re
lating the incident here last Sun-
High School Graduates
A Class of Five
The Friday Harbor public school
closed a very successful year Wed
nesday afternoon, the High school
graduating exercises taking place last
evening before an audience filling the
school auditorium to its capacity. In
conformity with the plan now follow
ed in many schools and tirst put in
practice here last year, the members
of the graduating class were all ex
cused from participation in the public
exercises, which consisted only of mu
sic, the address to the class and the
presentation of the diplomas. The ad
dress, delivered by Dr. Frederick E.
Bolton, dean of the department of edu
cation of the state university, was a
very scholarly and able discourse and
was listened to with the closest at
tention by the large audience.
Those receiving diplomas were:
Juanita Beatrice Murray, Floy Nora
Larson, Adilene Roberta Nelson,
Floyd Dightman Carter and Elbert
William Blancett.
At the close of the commencement
exercises the junior class of the High
school gave a banquet to the seniors
and many patrons of the school in
the banquet room in the Masonic
This evening Dr. Bolton will deliver
the address to the graduating class of
the Sumner High school
All the teachers of the Friday Har
bor school have been re-elected except
Principal L. J. Bowler and Mrs. Bowl
er, of the seventh and eighth grades,
Mr. Bowler having declined a re-elec
tion to accept the position of superin
tendent at Ferndale at a considerably
higher salary. Miss Busby, of the
primary department, has also declined
the offered re-election, on account of
salary. The position held during the
past year by Mrs. Bowler has been
offered to Miss Therza North, of Cros
by, Minn., who has had a number of
years of successful experience in the
same grades and is very highly recom
mended. She is a graduate of the ad
vanced course of the State Normal
school at St. Cloud, Minn.
The school board reports an unusual
number of applications this year for
all positions.
Not now the firm, elastic tread
As when to war they marched away;
TLcy're battling time, are warring
In bloodless battles of today.
The whitened hairs above their brows,
The wrinkles and the bended
forms —
These are the scores they now receive,
The wounds that fall in silent
Ah, once they faced the deadly fire
And stood where shot and shell fell
They fight time's battles bravely now
As fought they battles of the past.
And, though no fields of carnage now
Spread horrors to the shrinking eye,
Upon time's field each passing day
The victims of the battle lie.
So now we pluck the fragrant flower
And weave the laurel wreath today
To lay beside the silent forms
Of those who fell beside the way.
day Capt Heater declared that he
was at least ten miles outside of
the limit at the time he was seized.
When the Jessie came alongside
the dock Sunday morning Mr. Mc-
Kenary recognized the jolly face
of Gapt. Heater looking over the
wheel, though he had not seen him
for nearly eighteen years. The
captain also recognized Mr. Mc-
Kenary and the two men shook
hands most cordially on the dock
and had a pleasant visit together.
The world is not so very wide,
after all, and they who "go down
to the sea in ships" meet with
many adventures.
A Record to be Proud Of
Ferndale boasts of a girl student
who has neither been ab&ent nor
' tardy in eleven years' attendance at
their schools.
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