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Northwestern Lumber Co. Among the large maunfacturing enterprises that Hoquiam can lay claim to and that stands as a monu ment for the progress of the city is that of the North Western Lumber company whose plant we are pround to number among the manufacturing industries of Chehalis county. This company are manufacturers of lumber, lath, shingles and box ehooks, and their plants are all mod els of high class construction. Their saw mill has a capacity of 150,000 feet of lumber every ten hours, and is equipped with the latest machinery known to modern saw milling. The magnitude of their operations, and the great benefits derived from this company may lie better understood, when we say that they give employ ment to over 300 people in Hoquiam alone. It is such enterprises as the North Western Lumber Company that lays the foundation for a prosperous city and with such institutions back of it, Hoquiam's future is assured. First National Bank of Hoquiam. If, as it Is claimed, there is no surer test of a city's financial strength and moral status than Is found in the character of its banking institutions then Hoquiam is certainly entitled to its distinction as a city of the best type of our modern civilization. . The First National Hank of 110- Interior Fiist National Bank, Hoquiam, Washington quiam, which has a combined capital and surplus of $200,000 is one of the strongest financial institutions in the northwest, and is among the most eloquent witnesses of the stability and progress of the city and Grays Harbor country. The bank transacts a general banking business in each of its departments, handling deposits, loans, discounts and exchange, and solicits the accounts of individuals and corporations.The operations of the institution are public spirited, pro gressive and enterprising, and it has by this virtue became a potent fac tor In the progress of this vicinity. The bank is elegantly quartered, and the apartments are fitted up with every convenience required to operate u modern bank upon the most im proved plans. In the management of this great financial concern, Presi dent Adams has the aid of as good a corps of bank employes as ever stepped behind a counter. They are all courteous and obliging to an un usual degree. The officers of the bank consist of W. L. Adams, presi dent; A. G. Rockwell, cashier; and Angus Campbell, assistant cashier. The executive skill and judgment of Mr. Adams in the management of financial institutions is conceded to be above the average, a fact which was proven when he was elected president of the Washington Hank ers' association, at their last meeting held at North Yakima. E. K. Wood lumber Co. One of the oldest and most sub stantial industries on Grays Harbor, one that has been an important fac tor In the up-building of this com munity is that of the E. K. Wood dumber Company, whose plant is lo cated at Hoquiam. This company are manufacturers of fir and spruce lumber, their mill having a capacity of 125.000 feet per day. Their product finds a ready mar ket throughout the coastwise towns, besides much of their timber is shipped to the Orient. The magni- tude of their operations is well illus trated by the fact that they own and operate their own vessels, all of which are modern and equipped for a large capacity. They also own large tracts of timber which insures the operation of their plant for many years to come. The E. K. Wood Lumber company gives employment to 150 men, and their average pay roll amounts to nearly $0,000 a month. During 1907, this company loaded 55 vessels and shipped by same, 30,155,641 feet of lumber. In addition to tills their car shipments and local sales amount ed to 0,263,044 feet. Itesides the Hoquiam mill this com pany also operates another large plant at Bellingham, where their op erations are highly appreciated by the citizens of that city. The offi cers of the company consist os E. K. Wood, president; A. F. Stevens, vice president, and C. A. Thayer, secretary and treasurer. The Ho quiam plant is under the manage ment of Mr. O. M. Kellog, who has been a resident of Chehalis county for many years, and is a gentleman of vast experience in the lumber busi ness. He is a public spirited man and is always ready to give financial aid to any enterprise that will help to build up Hoquiam. Hoquiam Lumber and Shingle Co. Timber, the magic word of Chehalia county, the mighty resource upon which rests the foundation and de velopment of our towns and cities. Too much praise can not be given to our large mills and lumbering indus tries for the part they have played in the up-building of this vicinity. An illustration, whose extensive operations have aided much in the .MATTHEWS SHIPYARD, HOQUIAM, WASHINGTON Loading Lumber at the K. K. Wood Mill, Hoquiam, Washington. '"•"I M HERALD, TK7I: T, "I" 9. ISOB. progress of Chehalis county, is that of the Hoquiam Lumber and Shingle company. This company bears tlie proud distinction of operating the largest shingle mill in the world, the plant having a capacity of 700,000 shingles per day. Their saw mill has an output of 200,000 feet of lum ber a day, and like that of their shingle mill, is equipped with every modern facility for the operation of the business. During 1907 this company loaded 105 Vessels and cut 68,627,998 feet of lumber. The number of cars shipped by them was 753, while the output of shingles amounted to 110,- 896,000. The weight of these figures together with the fact that they give employment to over 300 people, is a testifying demonstration as to mag nitude of their operations. The officers of the company con sist of R. F. I<ytle, president and manager; Joseph Lytle, vice presi dent; and L. 11. Hrewer, secretary. The plant is under the supervision of Mr. A. 11. Kuhn, whose desire if is to see Hoquiam become a large city, and who is always willing to aid in bringing about these conditions. Grays Harbor Iron and Steel Co. The Grays Harbor Iron and Steel company bears the proud distinction of being the largest concern of its HOQUIAM GENERAL HOSPITAL kind in Southwestern Washington, and is an enterprise that Hoquiam may well feel proud of. They are manufacturers of mill machinery, donkeys, roaders, yarders, loggers' supplies, lumber and dry kiln trucks, railroad bridge and structural cast ings, besides doing a general foun dary business. This enterprise was established some six years ago, and passed into the hands of its present management about three and one-half years ago. Since which time its extensive opera tions have been characterized by the strictest integrity. Not only is the business of this institution confined to the Grays Harbor country, but their trade and operations extends all ! throughout the Northwest, i In i)oint of equipment their plant 1 stands second to none, having the only steam hammer on the harbor. Employment Is given to twenty-five skilled and experienced workmen and each branch of the business is oper ated upon the highest character. A feature of their productions which we desire to call special attention to is that of the sectional grate bar manufactured by this concern, and which they are a patentee of. This bar has already gained a wide repu tation for its excellent qualities and durability, and the demand is be coming so great, that they are forced to make extraordinary preparations for the manufacture of these bars, and the time is not far distant when .Hoquiam will be known all over the world as the home of the Sectional I Grate Mar. Mr. J. A. Stein, the 'executive head of this enterprise is j an energetic and public spirited busi j ness man, and under his able manage ment the Grays Harbor Iron and Steel company will continue to operate their mammoth industry. Hoquiam's General Hospital. In this day and age of the world there 1s nothing looked upon as be ing of greater importance to a city than a well equipped and modern hospital, and in this respect the citi- | Zens of Hoquiam have every reason | to be proud of the above named in i stitution. The yoquiam General Hospital takes rank among the leading insti tutions of its kind in Southwestern Washington, and the able manner in which it is conducted speaks much praise for the character of its oper ations. The building is a modern and substantial structure, equipped with every facility for the comfort of the sick and afflicted. The ward and private accommodations allow the handling of about fifty patients, and with the twelve trained and experi enced nurses the service rendered is highly satisfactory. The staff is composed of Dr. H. C. Watkins, president; Dr. W. B. Wells, secretary; Dr. A. J. Mclntyre and i Dr. J. T. McDonald, all of whom are reliable and skilled physicians. The hospital is under the supervision of Miss L. Truman, who exercises every effort to render the best of care to j all the patients entrusted to the Ho ] quiam General Hospital. A. Werner, Real Estate. It has been about nineteen years since Mr. A. Werner first came to Iloquiam, during which time he has watched the town grow from a mere village to the metropolitan city which it now is. He has kept a watchful eye on the development of this section and has never yet failed whereby he could aid in the progress of his town and county. Mr. Werner is now engaged in the real estate and fire insurance busi ness. having a well equipped office at St;! J street. He also pays taxes, collects rents and looks after prop erty for non-residents. The com panies represented by him are among the strongest and most reliable fire insurance companies in the world and in this branch as well as in all others he enjoys an excellent busi ness and a well earned reputation for his honorable business methods. Mr. Werner is a gentleman who has great faith in the future possibil ities of Hoquiam and during his es tablishment in this city he has meet with marked success in all of his un dertakings. Personallv speaking, Mr. Werner is well fixed financially and stands very high in social circles. Levi & Baer. Without a single doubt the above named firm conducts the largest and most up to date clothing store in llo quiani and the visitor to the city is, not slow in recognizing this fact. Their place is known as the "Horse Shoe Store." which is headquarters j for styles in gents clothing and fur- , nishings. In reference to the quality of the ■ stock we will say that their goods; comprise the makes of the leading factories of the world, and are such that have a world-wide reputation for service and durability. - Taking it "all in all." this store is the home of quality and style in Hoquiam fori clothing, siloes and furnishing goods; and deserves the excellent patronage which it now enjoys. NEW YORK HOTEL, HOQUIAM, WASHINGTON Hoquiam Trust Company. The importance of the above nam ed institution, to the city of Hoquiam is well illustrated by the completion of one of the finest buildings ever erected on Grays Harbor and one that would refect credit upon a city of 100,000 population. The Hoquiam Trust Company is filling a long-felt need in this city, and is the only organization of its kind in Southwestern Washington. The company transacts a general trust business and has power to act as the fiscal or transfer agent of any state, municipality, body politic or corporation and in such capacity to receive and disburse money. The new block erected by this com pany adds much to the appearance of the city, and is but the beginning of their operations. The building is a ODD FELLOWS BLOCK, HOQUIAM. substantial structure equipped with | every facility known to modern build ing. It is due this company that Ho-; quiam now has one of the most mod ern hotels in the state, which Is con ducted by the Hotel Improvement company, which occupies their new | building. The officers consist of Jas. S. McKee, president; J. O. Stearns, vice ; president; Sidney Moore Heath, sec retary-treasurer. They are all gen tlemen of marked financial standing) with a desire to see Hoquiam become J a large and important city . Mirror Steam Laundry. The citizens of Hoquiam are to be congratulated upon having such :i modern institution as that of the Mirror Steam Laundry, which is the leading enterprise of its kind in the city. No. town in the northwest, the size of Hoquiam. has a laundry that lean equal this one in equipment, superiority of work or in any other respect. The equipment of the plant com prises the latest practical machinery known to the laundry business, while the service rendered is of the highest character and despite the superiority of the work, the lowest prices pre vail. Employment is given to twenty five people and two wagons are kept busy delivering and collecting laun dry throughout the city. Not only is the work of this con cern confined to Hoquiam but they have established agencies in many of the smaller towns throughout the surrounding country, liy constant application of strict business meth ods, accurate, honest and courteous treatment, together with the superior work and moderate prices the Mirror Steam Laundry has established an ever-increasing business which they fully merit. "Scrupulous cleanliness" is the policy of Mr. W. A. Connell, the manager, and under his supervision this institution will continue to grow and be the leading laundry of Ho quiam. Harry C. Hermans. In nil the development of the west ern country no class of men lias been more prominently identified than those dealing along the lines of realty operations. In this department of | human efforts, Mr. Harry C. Heer j mans has been a most enthusiastic ' worker for the up-building of Ho j quiam and Chehalis county. ! Mr. Heermans has during his es- J tablishinent in Hoquiam been'the pro jinoter of many enterprises which have aided greatly in the development of the city, and in fact he has been identified with every movement which tends to the up-building of his town and county. He conducts a general real estate agency, and Is the executive head of the East Hoquiam company, who are now offering great bargains in real estate on the east side of the Hoquiam river. It is not difficult to picture here ! in the near future one of the most important cities on the Pacific coast. That attainment is an absolute cer tainty of time, and the speed of the coming depends greatly on awaken ing the interests of eastern capital ists and investors, a work which re quires only convincing presentations of the facts. Hoquiam Is a city of great opportunity and no man 13 better qualified to guide the Inter ests of the investor than Mr. Harry C. Ileermans. All inquiries will be promptly answered, and all business transacted with him will be placed upon sound and legitimate basis.