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MONTESANO The County Seat of Chehalis County, and the Heart of the County's Agricultural Resources. FAVORED by a climate whose mildness and salubrity cannot be sur passed, and being a child of the fam ily of towns in Chehalis county in whose rare advantages it shares equally, is it any wonder that Mon tesano is called a thriving ami pros perous town? Montesano, the county seat of Che halis county, is situated on the north bank of the Chehalis river, fourteen miles from the Pacific ocean by wa ter, and is on the Grays Harbor branch of the Northern Pacific Rail way, forty miles from Olympia, the capital of the state of Washington, and in easy distance to all the large cities of Washington and Oregon. The population of Montesano may conservatively be placed at peo ple and is rapidly increasing. The business houses are firmly establish ed by enterprising business men, who are Intelligent, hospitable and pub lic spirited, and are thoroughly united upon all questions touching the well being and prosperity of the town. Montesano occupies one of the pret tiest townsites in the state of Wash ington. The city is built upon high, solid ground, rising gradually in ter races from the river to the hills back of the town, and is surrounded on all sides by a well-settled and prosperous farming, dairying and fruit raising country, in addition to many large lumbering camps. The farming country surrounding Montesano pro duces abundantly, and land as yet is not selling at extravagant prices, while town property may be bought reasonable, but is gradually on the Increase. The city has an excellent gravity system water works supplying the town with an abundance of pure water from flowing mountain streams. It is well lighted by electric ity, and Its broad streets, fine resi dences and beautiful lawns make it an Ideal place for comfortable and beautiful homes. It's churches in clude all of the leading denomina tions, while all the leading fraternal societies have established lodges with | large membership. It's graded schools are acknowledged to bo among the best In the state, having threo large modern school buildings, capable of comfortably accommodating about 1,000 pupils, and are heated by steam and equipped with strictly up-to date furniture. Montesano has two large saw mills, three shlnglo mills, a modern plan A FIELD OF OATS NEAR MONTESANO, WASHINGTON ins; mill, a creamery, a fruit canning establishment, (which is now under way of constructioni, two solid and conservative banks, one live and pro gressive newspaper, three good hotels and various mercantile establish ments, carrying large and carefully selected stocks of all kinds and en joying a prosperous trade. Montesano is in the center of the richest and largest agricultural area west of the mountains, situated as it is at the confluence of the Chehalis, Wynooche and the Satsop river val CHEHAUS COUNTY COURT HOUSE, AT MONTESANO leys, each of which have wide level ! , bottom lands of the greatest fertility, j The largest and most valuable body ( of merchantable timber in Chehalis ! county lies in the immediate vicinity I of Montesano, coming to the very : edge of the town 011 the north and ! south, and this timber is now being j logged by companies possessing every facility for doing the same and em- 1 ploying many hundreds of men, all j of whom obtain their supplies from ! Montesano, and receive an average j daily wagn of about $ 1,000. All of the various business indus tries and the people of Montesano are prosperous ami there is no better place on the Pacific coast for the lo cation and successful operation of saw mills, shingle mills and other wood working industries than at Montesano. There are now open the best of locations for mills of all kinds, there being ample room for the con struction of wharves, booms, etc. The Chehalis river is of sufficient depth INTERIOR VIEW MONTESANO CREAM RY 4 T " j"r.X HERALD. T V'-. r,: LY 9. 1909 to allow ocean-going vessels to load full cargoes at the wharves of Mon tesano. and safely and conveniently transport their cargoes to the ports of the world. One ocean-going steamer and two sailing vessels are owned here and make regular trips between Monte sano and other Pacific coast ports, and there is daily steamer service to all lower Grays Harbor cities. The Northern Pacific Railway connects Montesano by rail with the outside world and two other railways are pre- paring to build to this place, the sur veys having ben made through Mon tesano so that the probabilities are that in the near future Montesano wHI have three railroads which, with her water transportation will give facilities for the shipment of the pro ducts of her mills, farms and dairies unexcelled by any other town of her size on the Pacific coast. An extremely moderate climate, re inforced by great natural advantages, the town of Montesano is bound to i attract both the investor and the | family with small means that is look- I ing for a home. The town's future is :as firm as the "Rock of Ages." Such, I then, is a brief glimpse at the present possible future of this little city. In j the meantime, with the foregoing natural and local advantages, with a ! sturdy and energetic class of busi : ness men, who struggled manfully 1 through the darkest days of the past, ! and who have profited wisely by the present prosperity, the future of i Montesano rests. Wvnooche Lumber and Shingle Co. Montesano. Montesano is not only blessed with a rich agricultural country surround ing it, but can also lay claim to many large manufacturing enterprises, among which is that of the above named concern. The Wynooche Lumber and Shingle company com prises one of the important links which goes to make up the chain of Montesano's large enterprises, and for this reason it is but right that they should receive a special mention in this industrial edition. The plant has a capacity of 200.- 000 shingles per day, and is equipped with machinery of the latest make, for the manufacture of shingles. Em ployment is given to twenty people, all of whom are well paid, thus it can readily be seen that their opera tions adds increased prestige to Mon tesano as a business town of no small importance. The officers consist of George E. Hubble, president; J. T. Durdle. vice president, and B. G. Cheney, secretary treasurer. Reuben H. Fleet. One of the most prominent real estate offices in Chehalis county is that of R. H. Fleet of Montesano. Lo cated as he is at the county seat he has a good field in which to work, and is making some of the biggest deals in farm and timber lands in this section. Mr. Fleet states that he was born and has grown tip in Montesano. and this gives him an im mense advantage over dealers who are comparative strangers in a com munity. Among Mr. Fleet's recent deals are the Frances Smith ranch of SO acres to Edward Valentine for $10,000, J. H. Rutherford farm of acres to J. I!. Havnes for $7,000, and J. H. Wagner tract on North River to T. J. Kegley of Olympia for $♦>,000. Mr. Fleet has a very large list of ranches and small tracts for truck farming anil berry raising. Last October, as secretary of the Chamber of Com merce, he organized the Montesano Fruit Growers' and Berry association. A $4,000 cannery has already been built and a good many farmers have large tracts in berries. Mr. Fleet says that Montesano will soon rival Puyallu]) as a berry raising center. Land around the Sound city is valued from $200 to $GOO an acre, and whereas at Montesano it runs less than $100. Berries grow wild every where, even on logged-off lands and the Hearld predicts berry-raising will soon rival dairying as one of the principal industries of Western Washington. Montesano Hardware Co. A prosperous town, such as Monte j sano, situated in the midst of a pros perous country, calls into existence j large mercantile houses to supply the j needs of the local public. The above named concern is the largest and j leading hardware store in Montesano, and is conducted upon the highest ' principles of business ability. j The house deals in shelf and heavy hardware, stoves, ranges, paints oils and glass and in fact they carry everything known to the hardware trade including a fine line of pocket i and table cutlery, tools, etc. The quarters occupied are large and com-; modious and are arranged in such a , manner as to give them every facil-' ity for the successful operation of the business on an extensive scale. The Montesano Hardware Com-! pany enjoys the highest reputation j for their straightforward and hon-; orable business methods, and have! by their fair treatment to patrons, to gether with their efforts to handle only reliable goods, built up a large and growing trade which the store fully merits. Mr. H. B. Marcy, the proprietor, is one of the leading and influential business men of Monte-: sano, who is always willing to help, with any enterprise that will benefit I his town and county. FIRST SCHOOL HOUSE IN' CH EH A LIS COUNTY Among the modern and progressive business houses of Montesano carry ing large and extensive stocks in their line is the one conducted by the above named firm. Law liros are dealers in fancy and staple groceries, embracing everything known to the trade. They also conduct a first-] • lass meat market and carry a large stock of fresh and cured meats at all ■ imes. The stock carried by thhouse consists of the choicest good.j on the market, while the prices quoted are of uniform rank. The store is very popular with the citizens of Monte sano. as well as the surrounding country and the large patronage en joyed is sufficient proof that the ef forts of this firm, to please the pub lic are highly appreciated. The firm is composed of Messrs. J. 11. Law and A. E. Law, both of whom are young and enterprising business men and rank very high in business and social circles. Wynooclie Lumber & Shingle Co., Mill and Dry Kiln W. A. Freeburger, Montesano. The subject of this sketch came to ! Montesano in 1895, at which time he immediately established his present business, which is today the leading ■ store in the city. Mr. Freeberger ! carries a complete line of the finest and best goods in standard drugs and chemicals, family notions and toilet articles and in fact everything that is usually sought by patrons of a first class drug store. In the compounding of prescrip tions this store stands second to none. They are painstaking and reliable in every way, and prescriptions are com pounded with the utmost care from drugs of the purest quality and stand aid strength. The interior of the store presents a most metropolitan appearance, and is one that reflects j credit upon the city. Mr. Freeburger j is a hustling and wide-awake busi- j ness man and has by his honorable j dealing, together with his pleasing! personality made his business a phe nominal success. OXE OF MOXTESAXO'S SCHOOL BUILDINGS Law Bros. E. K. Bishop Mill Co. • Numbered among the large manu facturing enterprises of Montesano one that helps to swell the payroll of the city is that of the E. K. Bishop Mill company, who are manufactur ers of lumber and shingles. The saw mill has a daily out-put of 30,000 feet of lumber, while the capacity of their shingle mill will reach 1 73,000 shingles a day. Employment is given to some fifty people, and both the saw mill and shingle mill are equipped with the latest machinery used in operating such industries. Their product has a ready market throughout the coun try. and the magnitude of their oper ations is of vast importance to the city of Montesano and Chehalis coun ty. Eli Brumberg. Among the prosperous and enter prising business men of Montesano is that of the above named gentleman, who is a dealer in clothing, shoes and furnishing goods. Mr. Brumberg. carries a large stock in the different lines, which are the productions o£ the leading manufacturers of the county. His store is well arranged, while the goods are displayed in a neat and attractive manner. Mr. Hrumberg enjoys an excellent reputation with the public for fair and honest dealing, and his establish ment should be numbered among the modern business houses of Chehalis county. Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy Would Have Saved Him $100.00, "In 1002 I had a very severe at tack of diarrhoea," says R. X. Farrar of Cat Island, La. "For several weeks I was unable to do anything. On March IS, 1007, I had a similar at tack and took Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedv which gave me prompt relief. I consider it one of the best medicines of its kind in the world, and had I used it In 1002 believe it would have saved nie a hundred dollar doctor's bill." Sold by Evans Drug Co.