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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, May 27, 1906

Grading expected to be far enough advanced by that time to permit contractors to construct new tracks

Right-of-way through Cedar River Valley will be improved as soon as the franchise ordinance permits

Line reaching for Tacoma beyond Black River Junction will parallel the Puget Sound Electric Company

Actual track laying will commence on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul’s line in this state by fall. Grading on the extension up Cedar River Valley from the point near Maple Valley where the St. Paul leaves the tracks of the Columbia & Puget Sound, will begin as soon as the company is notified of the approval of its franchise ordinance.

The camps will be established within a few days. The mills of the state are so busy with orders for rail and cargo shipment that they will be unable to handle the big contract the St. Paul will have to let. As a result a number of portable mills will be sent into the woods along the right of way of the St. Paul and ties will be gotten out at convenient points. (more…)

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Originally published in The Coast, August 1906

Union PacificA battle royal is now going on in Seattle for supremacy among railroads, upon the behalf of those not in to get in and upon the behalf of those now in to maintain the rights and privileges with which the people of the city have endowed them in the past.

The Great Northern and the Northern Pacific Railways and the Pacific Coast Company have now vested rights in the city and in reaching the city which should not be molested nor disturbed. The Chicago, St. Paul & Milwaukee has been vested with rights and privileges which it was reasonable to give it and which are proper that it should have. Now comes a ruction and a row for what?

The Union Pacific now thinks it wants to come into Seattle. (more…)

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