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Centralia Chronicle (Newspaper) - January 2, 1890, Centralia, WashingtonVol. 1. Cent Julia Lewis county Washington thursday january no. 25. Wonderful Progress of our town in one year. Factories Mills and Homes. Centralia s increase in population and improvements not sur passed on this coast. The growth of opt Rulia in the year just closed has been been a matter of Marvel to the most sanguine of her citizens. In 1872 when the Northern Pacific s Tacoma line was built through this Section there were two or three houses Only standing where is now the prosperous City of a entrain. One of these was occupied by the Pioneer col ored Man George Washington who owned the original Tow site. A Side track was put in and the tiny Village dubbed Centerville a name that was Boon after changed to Centralia to avoid confusion with another Centerville in the then territory. For year the Little town grew imperceptibly almost. Its Eingle store was kept by c. Crosby who is still a prominent resident and a Mem Ber of the City Council. On the last Day of december 1888, when the present passed through Centralia in route from Tacoma to san Francisco there was Little suggestion of the Busy town of the present. The sightly tract now known de the Railroad addition with its Hundred residences and Busi Ness blocks was then a cow pasture with Only two houses upon it. During the past year As will be seen by the accompanying exhibits More than has been invested in Mills and build Ings in this addition alone besides the Large amount that has been paid for the Lou on which they were built. In the older quarters of the City the game is observed whole blocks occupied by stores from Street to Street have been erected since the first Days of iss l. Centra Lin has a naturally Beautiful site for a level Prairie from one to two Miles in Width Between the Che Halis River on the South and weft and the shoo Klimchuck on the North and West. Several of the numerous Mills of Centralia Are located on the Chehalis but the majority Are near the Skookum Chuck. The main business Street of the City Tower Avenue extends southward from the Skookum Chick to lie Southern limits of the City a distance of about two Miles. The chief Cross Freeth Are main Pine Locust Walnut and Magno Lia. Eastward directly adjoining the City Are stately Hilly covered with heavy Timber. Beyond these Hills is the j Fine agricultural Valley of Hannaford Creek and the passes loading Tho the Valley of the Colwitz. Northward is a Fine Prairie bounded by wooded on the West skirting the Skookumchuck is n narrow Belt of Timber chiefly deciduous Trees and beyond this the Fertile Ford s Prairie and Mound Prairie dotted by comfortable farm houses and owned by prosperous Farmers who get a Dollar n Bushel for then wheat 80 and 40e per Pound for their Butler and a ton for their Hay. Three or four Miles out one Fords Tho Chehalis River and Canteres the Lincoln Creek country one of the inept farming districts of Washington. A Bridge will be put across the cd Conlis River it this Point the coming year. All the Way be Low Centralia the Chehalis Valley is Rich in fanning lands and Centralia is the key City that connects the Rich Coal Fields that lie eastward and the great Belt of almost impenetrable that extends All Tho Way to the Cascade Range and covers its Foothills. In compiling the following statistics in Rega Filo this Region we have drawn liberally from Tho work of or. J. K. Kow Ell Tho Pioneer editor of Centralia. Tic county we live in. Torn land acres Hill or Upland. Climate. To people who have lived in the North Ern states about the same latitude As Washington it May seem almost incredible that the Winters should be so mild Here but when we come to compare latitudes and climates with part of Europe we find Are no farther than France and not so far North As England. The Japan current on Tho Pacific coast Cor responds with the Gulf Stream on the West coast of Europe thus giving us a climate very similar to Southern eng land and different from any other part of the United states. The Summers Are without much rain but autumn Spring and Winter is usually accompanied by frequent Rains and yet we often have from two to six weeks at a time of continuous fair and pleasant weather during the Winter months. From a compiled meteorological summary before us for Western Washington we take the follow ing mean annual temperature for lie past ten years 40.0 for Spring 48.7 for summer 00.7 for highest lowest 2 above Zero. The weather report from the United states signal office at Olympia for the first week of december 1887, if about an average for the time of year in this county. 44 de Grees highest 50 lowest 34 degrees. The prevailing winds Are from the South West during Winter and Spring and North West during the summer months. Mineral wealth. Of and Silver ledge that me Day will be developed traverse the Eastern portion of the county. Coal is found in vast quantities throughout the county. The largest veins Are near Centralia. Near Winlock arc also Large de posits. 01 chalks we have Tho red White and yellow. Granite Sand Stone Lime Eton and Marble is found in several localities. Clouded Stone susceptible of receiving a High polish is found in the South East part of the county near to Ledo. Amber in considerable Quantity is found near in lock mini it. In a report of Chas. A. White c. E., red Huckleberry growing on a Bush four to six feet High is the finest fruit for jellies that we have. Blue and Black huckleberries Bay berries thimble Cran berries and other berries grow in Abund Ance throughout the county. Dai Hying. Western Washington has fresh pastur age for a greater number of months in the year far than any other Section of the United states and for nearly a month longer than the Dairy Section of England. The climate and Fine natural pasturage of Lewis county greatly favor the Pursuit of the Dairy business. The Cool Bummer nights the abundance of pure cold Spring water which a indispensable to a Fine flavor the Freedom from sultry weather and Thunder storms during the production of butter and cheese. Dairying will in the near future become the leading Pursuit of our Rural Community. There is at present a de Mand in excess to the Supply which a few years ago was to the reverse and the demand is liable to increase faster than the Home Gupple which necessitates shipment from the South As Lias been done heretofore. At the present time the Price of butter is 40 cents per Pound. During the past summer 30 cents per Pound was the ruling Price. Flowers to All lovers of Flowers Western men with almost constant work. On Bellingham Bay we believe the Price of real estate is now higher than it will be five years too High for the present population and business. And so it is in Many other places. In Centralia to claim that the Man who works for to living gets Good wages and a Able to buy a lot and erect a House thereon at a comparatively less expense than in any other live Busy town we know of. In the accompanying list of building improvements we would re Mark for the Benefit of Eastern readers that a Good Frame dwelling can be built Here for about half what the same would Cost in Dakota or Kansas. To ugh Lum Ber is sold at ?8 per thousand and other grades in proportion. Concluded on second Nal . R n. Mcdonald . Physician and sue Geok. Graduate of University. Late in u. S. A. Llhee Corner Walnut Street and to cover Avenue Cenilia Washington. A. G. Smith m. D. In 187ft, he estimates the Timber Lewis county to be third in Quantity of any body in Washington. This embraces phv5ioiav and surgeon. Lute Snake on 0. R. Y. R. A of Coli or Iii me Sicul College member of the my Lichtl society of Llis uses o act Niles n Epe Oil ii e Over Lewis county office hours Washington would Ben Paradise As this Heady is indeed a nearly nil g. G. Eitel. 7jks. Heine be Thalia Wapiti. Office Over Lewis county jink. T. G. Heine. Flowers can to grown in the South Ern Etc pcs can be grown Here. All kinds of flowering bulbs do Glai Liolu can be loft out during the Winter and hyacinths grown Here Are Superior to those imported from Holland. G. Scilool5. I at Toxey at Law. The Untra cled Eastern Man who office with i., n. Northey Tower Avenue can knows this country Only As an unknown they the live real estate broker. If you have anything to buy or sell or. Northey is the Man to see. He Lias the Best advantages and makes his clients business in every sense his own. Information about Lewis county cheerfully furnished. Or. Northey is personally familiar with All property in the extensive country tributary to Centralia and can furnish All who desire reliable and Intel extensive country tributary information in regard to lands titles Etc. I land far removed from himself i Apt to j imagine that Here he must social and educational disadvantages. 1 i k. C. Turks Dell Mit to i u dentist. But this is not the fact. Three fourths. N Mil no to of Rulli Deiphis rental College of it t i inv it. A. U. Smith. On us hours from 9 of the citizens of Centralia Art Eastern j 10 5 r. U Over Lewis Cimity read in the chronicle of the bred people and yet Are not More anxious to secure Good education for a Cen Baua. Wash. Their children than Are the children of i e. Rhodes the who still naturally take i Tir Cedar Aih older Maple and Oak. J Largo two a fir comprises the greater Purl Cedar has another the Lead in Tho direction of o Thalia Lias in the past year erected one t Tice or Largo two Story school building in i atty at Law notary Public. Second. At the present demand Fortuin to erect in the Spring. The i place of the Las building is taken by a i to bar and Shingle shipped East by rail-1 temporary school in the North end of Road there is Good profit to the i Nami town. Grace Seminary which will Cost j office on North Tower Faurer. Lumbering will be Tho Hoavi-1 and which will Toon be com notary Public. The Pletch will at lord a higher education est Industry for Tho next few years Quality of our lir Timber is unsurpassed within the United states and is rapidly inking precedence Over the Whie Pine in the East and South. Our Cedar for shingles takes preference Over the fam Ous Redwood of California. The Alder and Ash with Maple veneering makes the furniture in our markets. Of fire Woods we have crab Apple Yew i their fairer Sisters society is Apt to be Wood Bear Berry mock Orange elder j a Little loss refined than in the older re Hen parties Are the j. Demo a. M. D. And will attract pupils from All parts of i it i m of Western Washington. It has a Coin attention to Margery. Of lire hours 10 Niam Ling location overlooking the town a Jan i tour and is beautifully situated on the sum j Mit of a Hill around which Cluster the 11 an Okum a waving society. J in a country where men outnumber j Attys at Law and Ueal estate agents. Centralia Wash. Cherry and nine bark. As is different regions from a pvt timbered count the land Only dissipation. Centralia that produces the most Timber is of the j has very Many lined Home. Intelligent Ujj t. Of Rev riches soil fur agricultural purposes. I and refined ladies. One need Only where now stands the heaviest growth step into one of our churches look on at of Timber in time will be Fields of Golden one of the invitation parties of the office . A. . At Torksey at Law ci1eii.u.1a. Wish. Then write to l. H. Norther for information bargains Etc. L. H. Noether. Agent for the Union Pacific railway. Attorney at Law nlrali.--, Wishington. Grain or Fine Meadows of nut Rinous c. G. A., or at one of the Public parties grasses dotted with Orchards of the at the opera House to value that we . James n. . Finest Quality of fruit. and . There has been so much said and writ ten on this subject that we will not Are he Cost d with As. Inner of feminine . A race and culture Asniv Eastern j st1u5kon, town of like population. The proper Ottavin Mintler South to Tion of men and women in c Etil Ralin is attempt to give but a few general re nearly equal. I Marks on the same. It is a common j the Rikss. Thing with the Farmers of Lewis county j there Are three newspapers in Cen to raise from forty to sixty bushels of i daily and two wheat per acre from sixty to 110 bushels j where a year ago a single weekly led a i of Oats from Twenty to forty bushels of in curious life. The is the peas and other grains in proportion Only Republican paper of the i ily and is Hay is grown Hough out Western Wash glad to congratulate itself thai it is Egton and in this county in particular j backed by 100 Republican majority Aso enormous yields. Timothy yields two j shown by the election of october 1 of four tons per acre Clover three to six its against a tie vote of the two partitions by cutting two or three times per in 1sss. Season. Roots grow the year round inv i i .1. Kkk1s.f.k. 13arbkr, West main St. Centralia. Location. Lewia county in situated about half Between the Columbia River and to get sound in attitude 40.31, Longitude 123 West. Tho county extends from the coast Flange of mountains on Tho West to the Summit of the Cascade mountains on the Oast or about eighty Miles East and West by Twenty or Milen North and South divided into Vallyn us follows commencing in the North part of Tho county is a part of Tho Skookumchuck River its tributaries Tho Hannaford country , the North and South Forks of the Newaukum River the Tildon River Tho Colwitz River and its branches and Salmon Crook South Ole qua and deep creeks went the North and South Forks of Tho Chohlis River and Lincoln Creek. All of Ibello streams have Fertile valleys together with numerous Small streams tid in Loyn tributary to them with Small Prairies intervening and nil this within the boundaries of Twenty Nix Miles North and South by about fifty two oust and West or 1362 no metro in Len con Taining acres and no the very lowest estimate Izreo lout its of Bis or Mcrea is Noil free from Rock and gravel nud capable til Pill under of which about Iii my i Valley Prairie and River b m o it i j a 1 d och u. K. Cos Obama. Huos., Tacoma Bazaar i. Big Lowett proprietor. Emporium for ill tinware Crunity Iron Waro Willow Warf notions goods liar gain on 6, 10, it and to cent counters Tomt Surprise you. Nil All useful goods of first Quality. By i nor nut . Gnu Lily Mph Ihil pm Lii Minur. 1 v of iu.9

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