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NORTH COAST BECOMES $5,000,000 CORPORATION REVISED ARTICLES ARE FILED Company Announces Plans for Klec tric l-Ved'.-rs, Water Powers and Other Features. The North Coast Railroad company has become a $5,000,0011 corpora tion through the filing of additional and revised articles of incorporation witii the secretary of state at Olym- ■ pla. ICmbodieO. in the articles are' announcements of plans a*, the coii-' pany which have been previously an-' ticipated by the officers in ..tatements published in North Yakima. These 1 include the construction of the main line, branch lines, electri.- feeders, power plants and power transmission lines. Th > Incorporators are Uober:. K. Strnhoin, R. .1. Danson and X P. Doyle. The two latter are att.>rne>K f.r the company. The fo'lnwin* .'. a review of the incorporation papeis SStH cut from Olympla "Tlie main line, estlmitel to be 350 miles when constructed, will ex tend from Seattle to Spokane, pass ing through King, Pierce, Lewis, Yak ima, Benton, Franklin, Adams, Whit man and Spokane counties. Walla Walla connection is to he built from some point in Benton or Franklin county, a distance of 75 miles. From? some point on the main line in Spo kane county not designated a branch will be run to Farmington, in Whit man county; from a point in Adams county a branch will be built to Pa." enport, Lincoln county, and another to the west to Wilson Creek, in Doug las county. "The triangular system of feeders to be established in southeastern Washington would, therefore, con sist of a basic line from a point on the main line in Benton or Frank lin county to Walla Walla, and from Walla Walla to a point on the main line in Adams county. "It is apparent that the junction to be established on the main line in Adams county is to be the receiving point, for the branches to be driven westward Into Lincoln and Douglas, counties. It is apparent that at some place in Adams county not yet adver tised the North Coast promoters in tend to found a distributing center. "The most interesting feature of the amended articles is the declara tion of the intent 'to manufacture, generate, store, use. sell, lease, trans mit and distribute electric current for electric lighting, heating and pow er plants, and to sell the same to pri vate consumers within and without, the limits of municipalities.' Ac cording to this declaration it is to be surmised that the North Coast pro- j moters contemplate not only the de-1 X Good Bank Helps its depositors in many ways. Closely associated with all sound business is the sound bank. The First National Bauk enjoys the confidence and handles the business of many of the leading firms, corporations aud individuals in North Yakima and vicinity. At the same time our strength promotes the stability of the undertakings of our customers We can aid You In Many Ways T 'c is no question about its being an advantage to have - M _ back of you. We desire an opportunity to pryE THE Hi that this a good bank, good in its sound ness,' — amm t and service. Our officers will be glad to mectlj, |\||} respond with you in regard to your banking "'"'""^JSCfc f!rst 7 t ,i vnal Bankof North Yakima "NGTi W. i.. vranrwi^ud -*■■ **• ci.imk. c. r. doxovan I'r.-lilr'MJl ( n«hlrr Aant. Caablrr The Yakima Herald. velopmeni of electric feeders for the mala line, but thai they Intend to engage In the wholesale and retail distribution of electricity for all pur poses, "The articles also declare the in tention of dealing In water rights, reservoir*, water power, mill dams, ditches and all essentials and im provements relating to irrigation. The intention is farther expressed in engaging in the business of buying, selling and operating and maintain-i tg any railroads In the state or fa cilitating or assisting in the building of any railroad or steamship line running from Seattle to points on Paget sound or on the Pacific. The articles likewise cover docks, piers, warehouses and ferry boats. "The articles, in short, are expan sive enough to cover a transporta tion scheme of greatest magnitude. The capital stock is to be $.".,000,000. to be divided into 50,000 shares of the par value of $100 each, and the life of the corporation is to be 50 years. SHIPPERSIiET CONCESSIONS DECISION OF SPOKANE RATE CASE iiilerKt-iti' Commerce Commission .Makes [tilling Kfl'ectivc on and After Muy 1. WASHINGTON, March 2.—Find ings of the interstate commerce com mission today in the so-called "Spo kane rate case" are: The system of transcontinental rates In force ap plies to lower rates from points of origin on the Missouri river and east to the Pacific coast than are applied to intermediate interior points. 1. It is held that this scheme of rate making has been forced by wa ter competition between the Atlan tic and Pacific coasts and the mainte nance of. lower rates to more distant coast points is not necessarily a vio lation of the third and fourth sec tions of the law, since water compe tition created dissimilarity of cir cumstances and conditions between the interior and the coast. That water competition may jus tify a difference in carload mini mums, the right of combining differ ent commodities at carload rates, as well as in the rate itself; but car riers should be prepared to justify such a preference. NOHTH YAKIMA, WASHINGTON, WKI»\KSI>AY. MARCH :.. UMH». A class of rates are established in :: I enumerated articles IVom St. Paul to Spokane, which are 16 2-J per cent less than those now in effect, and a class of rates from Chicago are made higher than those from St. Paul. All commodities except those tak ing the five per cent rate from Chica go to Seattle is established as the reasonable local rate from St. Paul to Spokane, Rates on these com modities from Chicago to Spokane are made 1 ' 2-:\ per cent above those from St. Paul. Neither class nor commodity rates are named from points east of Chi cago. The order will be effective -May 1. HUMPHREY TO BUILD ROADS IN AHTANUM AND ON NOB HILL I'iuit Grower Is Chosen by Commis sioners as Supervisor—Six Men in Charge Over County. Lucian D. Humphrey, one of the well known Nob Hill fruit growers, has been chosen by the board of county commissioners as road super visor for the district embracing Nob Hill, Wide Hollow and the Ahtanum valley. His appointment was made at the meeting Tuesday afternoon. Six road supervisors will have charge of tae work of road building In Yakima county during the year, the additional appointments being made by the commissioners because of the demand that better roads be furnished throughout the entire county. The other five supervisors were named at previous meetings of the board. The Nob Hill and Ah tanum district is one of the largest and most important in the county and will take nearly all of the time of the rancher. filthTrags anhermin FALLEN WOMAN'S FINAL HOME Picturesque Cliaructer of Const Now Down am? Out, a Slave to flings and Drink. The attention of the authorities lias been called to a pathetic instance of destitution existing in the case of Pearl Howe, a woman of the under world, who is sick in soul and body, and in sore need of aid from some source. The woman has no friends or money. She is a slave to the drug and drink habit, the effects of which keep alive the spark of life in her dissipated and diseased body. Tlie woman lives In a hove] In the south part of the city, which reeks with filth and vermin. The only fur nishings in the miserable room arc an old chair, a wobbly table and a bed of ragged blankets. A smoky oil lamp serves the double purpose ol heating and lighting the den. The woman is dependent upon the chari ty of an aged Chinaman, who gives her food and opium from his own scant store. "I want to go home," she told Officer Mathis, the tears streaming down her painted, hardened face. "They would all be glad to see me, but how the old women in that town would talk. I've got the best mother In the world, but I guess she thinks I'm dead, and I'll never let her know." Then followed a string ol oaths that were as vile as her quar ters were filthy. It is said that the woman once or cttpied a social position of some prominence in a suburb ol Oakland. Cal. The first step in the downward course is laid to a love of a gay time and subsequent divorce proceedings resulting in a separation from her husband. During the rush to the Alaska gold fields, when tin- tender loin of Seattle bloomed and flour ished, the Howe woman was a cen tral figure in its life and accumulat ed a fort .me. which was afterwards ilost through riotous living and finan cial ventures. Among her ventures was the back ing of a gambling house in Nome during the days when the town was i the roughest miring camp in the I world. Fortunes were wagered and i lost over the gaming tables, and to : harvest the rich plunder of that j country the project was launched. [The establishment was fitted out in royal ".style for the north, hut the j scheme met with reverses and proved !a failure. Her 111-gotten gains dissipated, her j friends forsook her. and she rapidly !sank to the lowest level of her kind, a character in the police courts of a dozen coast cities. She has been liv ing* in this city for the past six month-, and has so far refused the assistance of religious organizations. sob-stST are planned Yakima Valley Electric Company Will Have Theni tit Sunnyside and Kennewick. Sub-stations of the Yakima Valley Electric Co.. the Strahorn corpora tion that is building the inter-city line through the Yakima valley, will he established at Sunnyside and I Kennewdck, according to an an j nonnßmei'i of Manager Arrows!-.ith on Tuesday evening, and will supply all of the power for Che line to Pasco from its plant in the Naihes valley. The power transformation station, or sub-station, at Sunnyside will sup j ply the towns of Sunnyside, Crand : view. Granger, Outlook and possibly Toppenish. The plant ?_t Kennewick i will supply Kennewick, Pasco. Rich j land, Kiona and possibly the new | town of Benton, on the North Coast : railroad. Equipment for the enlarging of the I NachSS valley power plant, doubling its present capacity, is to be ordered in the very near future and will be installed in October. Before that time the company expects to have all of the line completed and in opera tion, using the power from the old power house in Kruitvale in connec tion with the power from the Naches plant.' Construction crews of the company (are doing rapid work along the line, having started at Kennewick to string I the wires of the pole line. They are j coming northwest at the rate of | about a mile and a half a day and will be through with the line con struction in about three months, or ; possibly less time. ACRE TRACTS WILL BE CUT INTO TOWN LOTS I'lal Will He Submitted to Council and if Approved l*ropcrty Placed on Sale ut Once. The acre tracts owned by W. I. i Unce and L. I). S. Pattou, which are ; located on the west side north of Yakima avenue within the cltv limits, I will be platted into lots at once and iplaced on the market. The plat of j the property is already prepared and 1 will, if it is in accord with city or dinances regulating such matters, be accepted by the council Monday ev enina and placed on file in the city engineer's office. The property will go on sale imme , diately and owing to its desirable lo cation and close proximity to the city 1 will undoubtedly prove an attractive Investment for home builders. This property Is one of the last additions to be placed on sale so close to the downtown district. POMONA JfflS OWNERS Wllf CONTEST TOR WATER ASSISTANCE FOR CLARK G'BRYAN Irrigation Promoter and Judge Graven tSsprrm Belief Thai \p proprintiou Is l.niii.. Thai neither the North 'N: _X■; m;i .c- Baat Bel ah Irrigation Co. nor the property owners of Pomona Heights will drop the plan to Irrigate thai fine body of land In the K;isl Selab valley and that they will contest with the United states reclamation ser vice as to rights of the Bryant ap propriation, was made certain by B meeting at the farmers' room in the court house on Tuesday afternoon. While the meeting was not all harmony, the final ending of the gath ering was the appointment of a com mittee to assist President O'Bryan in every way possible and to repre sent the property owners. This was done alter President Clark O'Bryan of the North Yakima & Fast Selab Irrigation Co. and Judge Carroll B. Craves, his attorney, bud given ex tended explanations to the property owners and the irrigation man bad been in a lively tilt of words with Charles Bryant, who original]] own ed the water right and sold il to the canal company. When the meeting was called to order about 30 property owners from Pomona were present and Amos Thrall was selected as chairman. He announced that the gathering was to hear from President O'Bryan and the latter would tell about the pres ent situation of the water rights and ihe canal. The irrigation promoter read an extended account of the history of the company, ami wonl into details regarding the troubles with the rec lamation service over the Bryant water right. He told of bis visit to Washington. 1). »'.. and of interviews with Engineer Henney of Portland, Director Newell and Secretary C.ar field. He also said that the govern ment bad promised to start a suit that would settle the water right question, but that Attorney William son, after O'Bryan's return from Washington, had announced that no suii would be started. President O'Bryan ashed that the property owners cooperate with him in the settlement of the water right, either through a Compromise or agreement with the reclamation ser vile or through litigation. Several of the leading property owners as sured the irrigation man of their support, and the general sentiment of the meeting seemed to be along this line. Chairman Thrall and Charles Bryant, the latter having sold out his interest In the company to O'Bryan, asked some questions but President O'Bryan asked tliat they be put in witting so that, they could be answered fully and not mis construed. The principal desire of the proper ty owners appeared to be to secure some adjustment so that payments would not be necessary on the con tract, until there had been water with which to raise crops. A promise was made to this effect. Judge Craves showed the legal status of the situation and showed how much easier the appeal would iie to the head officials it there was a showing of generous cooperation of the property owners, who want to develop the bind, and the Irrigation company, which wants to get the wa ter right. It was along this line that the compromise was dually effected, by which the property owners nam ed the committee to confer with President O'Bryan and his attorneys and to seek to lift any cloud from the water right. President O'Bryan and Attorney Craves both stated that they believ ed the water right a good one and that the company was really financed and could go ahead witli all construc tion work as soon as the appropria tion had been cleared of any "cloud." DAN NELSON SELLS PLACE BIG NACKES RANCH TRANSFERRED Yakima I.mid Company Ha- ."ur,_•»_■. e<_ Property and Will si_t>-dr»»de ill the Near I'tilill. The Daniel W. Nelson rWMI 111 the Naches valley, one of the oldest and best known properties in the neighborhood or North Yakima. has been sold by the pioneer l» the Yaki ma I.and Co., and will be siih-riivtrt ed and placed on the market in the near future. The property lire near the Mead ranch, which was subdi vided and placed on the market about a year ago and which has had ready sale. Two tracts. totalling slaty acres are included In the deal, amid the consideration was >i 0 .',OO. AM of the land is in section I township 13, range is. The Daniel W. Nelson ranch holds several records lor producing, inrlnd ing that of potatoes made two years ago. As a producer, there i- no prop erty that has been its equal, when* similarly situated. There are few fruit trees on the land al the present time, the acreage bavin;, been rievof ed more to bay. potatoes and •-mil;ir crops and to pastille lor livestock- The land, however, is considered to be in the fruit district, mil when sub-divided will probably l'< made ii» tn fruit farms. Al one time the Naches valley, with 1 I. acres ol' Irrigable land, was practically controlled b] a lew families, including tile Nelsons, . tarr. . Blnclalrs and others. forIIF inspectors HUNTLEY MAKES SUG6ESNBIS Horticultural Commissioner A»L County to Name Clarence siarrit ei and George Davenport, Appointment of Clarence siarrher and Qeorge Davenport, the lormer of I'airview and (be latter ol Urand view, as fruit inspectors of ■ n,., county has been asked bj ,i,fttm\ tmal Commtsloner Huntley, la a let ter to ihe county commissioners The commissioners, who have bean won dering what would he done >lont In spectors this year sine- .1 M Drown has resigned, took ho action Tuesday but will probabl) select the fruit in spectors today. Btareher was assistant to inspec tor Brown for some lime and IV.»wn purl had charge of the work in (be eastern part of the count) last year. Moth proved excellent official*. Inspector Brown has suggested '•._>! Btareher be named to succeed Mas in ibis section and lb" Riiri'n w mm a bah the approval of nearl) •>'* tke frail glowers of this section Me a* »n experienced fruit grower and «»e of the members of the Yakima M_»r --t bull urnl union. Commissioner Huntley «nrfe«rt.. that there is need for the Inn r. <*<•■ --tors In Vakima county and that Ifcey should be appointed to do : !:i work until the new horticultural law fro*-, into effect. lie will return in Vmrt.i .Vakima Saturday and will prn>mM.v I meet the count) commissioner* tWn io prepare for the spring work. Vn. H.