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—Miss Carrie Graham, of Anacortes, commenced teaching the Padilla school Monday last. Mr. White, purser of the Welcome, left Seattle for Portland on Monday last, for a weeks’ visit. W. R. Bauman has started a tannery at Ferndale, where he proposes to tan all kinds of leather and furs. —Tlic Whatcom county commissioners have been busy equalizing taxes a whole week, and will probably adjourn about Tuesday. —Harrison lake, near Sehome, is a famous locality for trout. Messrs. White and Poore, of the Welcome, caught 57 on Thursday last. Mr. R. E. Whitney, of Padilla bay, has four three horse teams at work putting in a crop of 200 acres of oats and barley; and 47 acres already planted. —The Welcome blew out her cylinder head, between Muckelteo and Seattle, on her trip south May sth, and has siuce that time been detained tor repairs. —Mr. T. B. Mangan, ot Ship Harbor, has bought all the sheep belonging to Mr. S. B. Best, on Fidalgo island, numbering four or five hundred. —The sloop Top sailed hence Thurs day for Mike Sullivans, on the Swinish, for a cargo of oats. She will go next to Deception Pass mill for u load of sheep. —The fine young Percheron stall.on raised by Win. Munks of this island, has been sold to Stephen Sweeney, of Or as lor $327, He was shipped by the Dis patch from this place Sunday, —Miss Sarah L. Wallace, late assistant teacher at Alden academy, was married to .T. K. Johnson, of Indiana, at Whatcom last Tuesday. It is a pleasure to us to give the young people a good send off. —Public school lor Anacortes district opens on Monday, May 15th, at the Academy building; Emily Hagadorn us teacher. Miss Hagadorn not only holds a first-class certificate, but she has made » mtethiug of a reputation us a successful teacher. —Fourth of July committees and pro grumes are on the tapis. Semiahmoo, Ferndale, Whatcom, Laconner, Skaget river, Coupville, Port Townsend, Friday Harbor and tins Fidalgo and Guemes settlements will probably celebrate by picnic at least. —Somebo ly over on the mainland shore ot Padilla lay linn invented a marsh horse shoe, now in sutisfuelory use there, and worthy of notiee. It is all iron, and consists simply of a large (fat tened circle fastened to the culinary iiorseshoe by riviled cross bars. —By the Welcome from Whatcom on Friday, Mrs. F. E. Gilkey, Miss Dale and Miss Thomas returned to Edison; Miss Graham, Misr Hagadoru and Messrs E. O. Tude and Geo. Hagadorn to Anacortes; while Messrs. Ebey and Penfieid passed south. —On the Nooksack all the talk is about roads. It is a great damage to the coun try to have no regularly established authority for laying out roads where they ought to go. The best located routes for roads are habitually spoiled by angling around sections and quarter sections, through the mire, or over uatur •al obstructions—leaving the county in accessible from want of roads. —Samish has a scandal case. Friend of husband—better friend ol wife. Some too utter niceuess mutually observable of course commented upon. Husband absent and otherwise occupied a good deal—nice person, convenient, delicately considerate, and always accommodating. Intercepted letter and denouncement —a readjustment of the eteruul fitness of things. —From S. Sweeney, whose sloop is just back from her last regular trip to Victor ia, wc learn that the times over the line are lively, especially as regards Chinamen and rice; a ship load of orientals having just arrived direct, from which 500 labor ers went on to Yale. Victoria is still, as it always has been, a very good market lor produce Irom this section. —The steamer Daisy, Capt. Olney, went through Whitney’s drawbridge at Padilla on Monday, after some hay, for the Skaget loggers. This dr« .vbridge is a good practical model fur a « heap struc ture of the kind. One man very easily moves aside a section of the bridge, rest ing upou rollers. Mr. Whitney who planned and executed the bridge, deserves honorable mention lor his engineering tileut. 1* Hi: WKKKIA NORTHWEST ENTERPRISE. ANACOKTTS. WASHINGTON TERRTT* >tO , MA \ 1:>. ESS:.* —On the first Sunday of every month the Rev. E. (). Tadc hoick cervices regu larly at Alden Academy, Anacortes; on the. second Sunday at Edison; on the third Sunday at Laconner, and on the fourth Sunday at Whatcom. The sub ject last Sunday, May 7th, at the academy, was “the power ol the coming kingdom.” Mr. Henry Havekost, farmer and ship joiner of Flounder bay, Fidalgo is land, returned south by the Chehalis on Wednesday, for Port Blakely, laving been home on a short visit. In the ship yard of the Hall Bros., Mr. Havekost has for the past two seasons had a more profitable occupation than farming. His nephew of the same name, an Alden academy pupil of last term, will take care of the farm this summer. —On the Chihalis, Capt. Brownfield, going nortli from Seattle last trip, were Messrs. Warded and Blake, for Whatcom; B. A. Ferguson and wife, J. 11. Miller, Mrs. Miller and J. W. Engle, for Lacon ner; Mrs, Kenneth, for Coupville, and W. DeLanty, for Tulalip; from Muckelteo, Mr. Jackson, and from Coupville, Miss Condon, for Utsalady, Going south, from Whatcom were Mr. Van Valkenberg, for Fidalgo, and F. Pray, for Utsalady; from Samish, A. Bowman and Wendell Bowman, tor Anacortes; Mr. and Mrs. McElroy and Mr. Mcßae, for Seattle. —The Dispatch under command of Capt. Dun Rogers last week did her regular duty, Tue hole which blew out of ti»e bottom of her boiler wiiile cross ing the Strait two weeks ago having been safely patched, the new owners of the Dispatch, Messrs. Hastings & Morgan, can he congratulated in having a lucky boat that will certainly make them a fortune, us she can neither be blown up, or sunk. Amoug the passengers going south last Sunday, were Mr. Edge and wife, to East Sound; S. Sweeney, to Orcas; Mr. Izett, to Friday Harbor; Thos. Sullivan, John Williams and Peter George to Port Townsend. —The Mcßae Bros. & company, log gers for the Seabeck mill company, on Samish river, numbering ten persons, have cut seven miles ol road this spring, l>e sides clearing out as many miles of Sam is!) river. Hi ere is now a good toad, cut by the party of indefatigable workers, from Allen’s restaurant south to Mcßae’s camp, on the Samish river, hence up the river for four miles. The digging through the clay banks where the river has divided itself into so many channels will be short and comparatively light work. Aside from that, Samish liver is now open for navigation by logs from a point about ten miles above its month. —Mr. and Mrs. John McGlynn, of La conner, went up Sound by the Welcome on Tuesday ot lust week. Mr. McGlynn as proprietor of the Maryland House, lias developed every quality ol a successful hotel keeper, and we are pleased to note that he is reaping the reward of a substantial income from his onerous but useful culling. The tables at the Mary land are .always served inn manner so excellent, and at rates so reasonable that the crowded company one meets there needs no further explanation. Mr. Mc- Glynn has leased the rooms over the drug store on the opposite side of the street for the accommodation of sleepers. His visit to Seattle is to procure the necessary furniture. —The oatmeal mill, at Lacouner, will look to the islands for the firmer quality of oats to bo manufactured into meal. For feed, on the other hand, the oats of the Swinomish are the best, as they are the heaviest, to the bushel, in the world. On the Samish there is raised a quality of oats a little different from the Swino mist), on account ot the larger quantity of fresh water which has flown over the soil. There is a heavier and a better grain, compensating for the colder, and possibly less prolific nature of the ground. On Fidalgo, Lopez and San Juan islands, between 1000 and 2000 tens of oats were raised last year, which for oatmeal purposes, and for seed, cannot anywhere be excelled. —Mr. Wm. 11. Fouts, superintendent of public schools for Whatcom county, informed us that the examination of teachers which took place at the county seat ou Wednesday) and Thursday ot lust week, comprised a larger number of teach ers than have ever betore been examined at any one time in Whatcom county. There are 37 school districts in the county; and there were 18 teachers present to be examined; only 13 reciiving certificates. Though a large number of the teachers are teaching on last year’s certificates, “it is evident,” says Mr. Fouts, “that the county docs not turn out enough teachers.” Quite a number will have to come in from the outside, on permits that are issued, on request, by the county superintendent. —Messrs. Hutton and Negley have dug into the ground, for Win. Munks, at Fidalgo bay, a tank or cistern on the side hill G0.\17 feet and 0 feet deep, to gather water from a spring, lor the wharf. The V Homing on trestle which first disfigured the place, is now substituted by a line of underground pipe. Altogether the in genuity of these water works is creditable to the designer, Mr. Munks, who has succeeded in making the draft on the cistern self-acting, without any wastage by overflow at the beach. A float in the tank at the lattar place opens and closes the mouth of the feed pipe entering the tank near the bottom. This is equiva lent to putting in a stopper at the cistern a quarter of a mile off, where the water when not drawn overflows into the barn yards. —The framing of the timbers for the McPherson or Washington colony mill, was to have been completed to day. Lat terly a dozen hands were engaged at the job, who were paid $3 a day, iu colony scrip, equivalent to stock. As the mill is to be run by water power, nothing re mains to be done after preparing the foundations and raising and roofing the mill, than procuring and placing the turhu.j and other machinery into posi tion. The joint stock company operat ing under the title of the Washington colony, has u capital stock of $75,000, of which about $20,000 has been put into circulation. The latter has been partly paid for, aud partly expended in getting in motion, moving and otherwise. It any one doubts the ability of the company to procure this machinery, and get the mill running, he will only have look at the water power, which is theirs by title, aud then at the men, and the character of their work, to be convinced. —Mr. Win. Dean’s wharf, at Samish post office, on Samish island, the steamer landing for Samish river district, has been built twice, at a total cost of S2OOO, according to the proprietors statement. At the present time there is not a vestage of it remaining. A good sized saloon building, once the scene of spirituality and vocal utterance, upon the shore end, is also entirely gone, and the very thought there of is wiped quite out of existance by the swashing sea. The wharf lasted the tirst time four years, and the last time but three. No warfage was ever paid upon it for keeping it in repair. It never repaid Mr. Dean for Ids enterprise; and possibly it might uot pay to rebuild it now. The vesfiges of the Sthome wharf, or wharves, stand, speaking in silent eloquence the truth important for all grubbing settlers to take in band, viz: That wharves facilitate business by wip ing out many of its uncertainties; that they neither build nor keep themselves in repair, and do not pay any one so well as the general public lor whose uccommoda tion they arc occasionally built or sus tained by public spirited men. —Special treasury agent J. U. Horr, of San Francisco, who looks after the cus tom houses—the same who, by way of compromise with the coterie at Laconner proposed that their editorial custom house inspector should be set to watch, from his little office on the rocks when the tide came in, that strategic commercial highway known to nautical people as SwiuotuUh slough, while Mr. Beriah Brown should be set to watch Deception Pass for smugglers, all on tie occasion of the little dinner given to Horr at Me- Glynn’s a short time before the late in spector ot the Whatcom coast lost his office—is visiting the Sound once more, having registered himself and his family at the Carlton House, Olympia, under date ot April Bth, and returned to Town send April 15th. Special agents Horr and Evans, and the collector of customs favorably known to the readers of the Mail as the “Honorably Bosh," were all pronounced in favor ot letting the What com coast official attend to the interests of the department, without necessarily engaging in the business of smuggling aside through that slough the best in terests of Whatcom county, and priv ately as well as publicly disposer! to let Whatcom go to market, if it will, with out waiting for the Swinmnish tides, by permitting the necessary clearance ar rangements under which local steamboats can make a living by running elsewhere —across the line on the north and west if necessary. —Every week on an average three five ton sloops cross the line from Sun Juan county, alone, to Victoria, carrying ten tons ol produce aud quite a number of passengers. The quantity of freight carried from San Juan county, we are told, would average ten tons a week the year round. Not counted in the above are the herds of theep and hogs raised on the islands, which find a market at Victoria, in the sloops before mentioned, at a freight tariff of from 30 cents to $ 1 per head. Though many passengers go and come, the inconvenience and uncer tainty of travel on the little freight boats, deter the ladies, and all otlrers that can afford the time or money to travel around by way of Seattle and Port Townsend by steamer. Such are the figures, aud we give them on the authority of one of the best posted skippers, Mr. Stephen Sweeney, merchant of Orcas, and late pro prietor of the sloop now.owned and run by Autone Gesselman. “Victoria,” says Mr. Sweeney, “is now, and always has been, an excellent market for produce from this section.” No oue gets into Whatcom or San Juan counties from San Francisco, to places the nearest to Victor ia and San Fiaucisco, without first mak ing the journey up Sound; and vice versa. The emmigrant seeks us once in a while; but as frequently be goes on to Olympia, and down the Cbehalis river. The capiU alist and the tourist may hear of this country but they never see it. To go Iroiu Ship Harbor, ou the mainland direct ly opposite to Victoria, a distance of only three hours travel through the islands by steamer, involves, iu the absence ol direct communication by steamer, a journey of from 100 to 200 miles around via Town send or Seattle respectively, and an ex penditure of just SSO, with the loss of one weeks’ time spent in travelling. So much from the actual experience of the writer. The population of San Juan aud Whatcom counties together at the present time considerably exceeds 4000 souls. Whntcuui. (From our regular correepondent.J Whatcom, May 9th. Editor Enterprise. Born, to the wife of F. M. Severe, Friday May sth, a daughter. Mr. Johnson, of San Francisco, was married to Miss Wallace, ot Fidalgo is land, Friday May sth, at the Whatcom House. ' Mr. Harris, of New Tacoma, has been in Whatcom the past week, looking at the country with an idea of locating. Rev. Tade gave us a short lecture on education last Wednesday evening. The school house was well tilled with an ap preciative audience, showing that out people are awake to the best interests of the country. The next evening divine service was held at the same place; al most the entire town being present. Rev. Tade will endeavor to preach to us regu larly lor a time, at least; fur which all should be thankful and work with him. COX.ONT. Report of Examination. At the semi-annual examination of teachers, held at Whatcom beginning on Wednesday May 3d, 1883, certificates were granted as follows: Miss Emily J. Hagadorn, first grade; Wm. Cain, Mrs. Maggie J, Chilberg, Adelbert VanValkeu berg, Geo. Hagadorn, second grade; Miss Josephine Bradley, Miss Annie Dale, James McElroy, Miss C. A. Watt, Miss Carrie Graham, Alias Alice Rogers, Miss Sarah L. Wallace and Miss Mattie Nessel road, third grade. W. H. Fours, Snpt. Market Report. SEATTLE, From Reinig’s standing report in the Daily Post-Intelligencer, of May 7th— which by the way, Reinig disowns, on the ground that it is not kept up to date by making the necessary corrections, Reinig threatening a lawsuit il it be not taken out ot the paper—we quote nevertheless as our latest authority; Wool, No. 1, 18®20c; seconds and thirds, 16@18c. Butter, 20@30c; No. 1, 28®30. Eggs, 23c. Hides, green, 7@Bc. Hay, new, sl2 per ton. Potatoes, li@l£c. Beet, wholesale, 3@Bc.; on foot, 3@3s. By Reinig’s private circular, dated May 6, the same date when the corrected copy for the Post Intelligencer's above market report should have gone into the hands of the printers, eggs are quoted at 22 cents. Both butter and eggs are on the decline. SAX PRAXCIHCO, Meeker & Osborne’s circular, May 3rd; Northern wool, 24@26c. Potatoes, $1.95 ®52.03. Oats, $2®52.05. Dry hides, 19c.; green, salted, 10c. CARDS. AMOS BOWMAN, Notary Public, and Conveyancer Anacortcs, Wash. Ter. EDWARD McTAGGART, Notary Public, Edison, Whatcom Co., W, T. E. SIBLEY, Justice of the Peace, Anacortcs, Wash. Ter. E. D. WARBASS, Notary Public and Conveyancer. Fiday Harbor, Jan Juan Co., W.T. AmEBTINEMKSTtt. MAN WANTED, A man to work about a (arm, one that can make himself generally useful. Ap ply at.this office. Uf BOY WANTED. A good boy is wanted at this office. Must be at least sixteen years old and have a common school education. HOTEL KEEPER. A man and wife to take charge and run a hotel. One with experience pres (ered. To the right party ( 'good induce ments will be offered. Address this office. j a FOR SALE. 20 tons Russian White oats, perfectly white an I clean, grown on San Juan Is« land, at If cents. 20 tons Late Rose potatoes, at If cents. 1 Bain wagon 3$ inch thimble skein d- üble box, spring seat, quite new, but used a short time. Price SIOO. Joseph Sweeney, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. BUR SUB AT ANACORTES SHOPS. All kinds ol forming work, logging camp work, repairing, etc., besides cmTmcT WORK. Orders promptly attended to and dona in the best style, and as low as can be done any place, by WM. ALLARD. A. BOW MAX A CO. RARE CHANCE! To the Iramlfraut or Speculator. The undersigned now offers hi* farm for sale, adjoining the water front of the celebrated Ship Harbor, on Fidalgo Is land, Whatcom county, W. T. The place is largely composed of fresh water marsh and alder bottom; 16 acres under cultivation; cabin, hay and grain sheds, with other improvements, making it a very deaircable farm. The property has other advantages — existing and prospective — which may be seen upon examination. Call and see the place. The subscriber will give full par ticulars by letter If desired. Address A. L. GRAHAM, stl Anacortes, Whatcom Co., W. T. On Steamer Days bring in your Boots and Shoes! ANACORTES, W. T.. OHAROLDSON practical boot and shoe • maker. Rkpaiiuno done at short notice. Give him a call at Anacortes shops Satthdays, when he will always he on hand. A hoes or orders left either aboard the I’hehalis, Wel come or Dispatch will he attended to and de livered anv where along their respective route* C. 0. D.. freight free.