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EUREKAS NEW RAILROAD ITS RIVAL PETTTIOXS FOR AX ixrorcnojr An Attempt to Prevent Its Line Being Crossed Plans of the Vaaeo Enterprise Special Dlipstch to the Chronic EUREKA January 17 The Vance SUll and Lumber Companys railroad extension now being constructed from Mad river to Eureka via Areata and incorporated on January 3d as the Eureka and Klamath River Railroad Company has received its first setback This is In the nature of an injunction Vm1 for bv its rival the Areata and Mad River Railroad owned by Korbel Brothers of San Francisco to restrain the new road from crossing their track At the point wnere tne new roaa crosses Mad river to the Areata aide the old road follows the river bank and numerous side tracks and switches are maintained there The new road win cross these tracks twice in a distance of 200 feet and again at point pn a steep grade on the old road The building of the new road to being pushed rapidly two crews being at work between Areata and Mad river working In opposite directions It Is expected that the road will be completed to Vances mill at Samoa opposite Eureka by April of this year Vance s big bay steamer Antelope is now being fitted up for ferry service between Eureka and Samoa a distance ot one mile According to the articles of incorporation the terminal will be Eureka It is the plan to extend the road up the coast to the mouth of Klamath river on the Del Norte county line Branches will be run from the main line to the mills and towns on Mad river beyond Areata now tapped by the Areata and Mad River Railroad and still another branch Is contemplated ta connect Areata and Eureka by a road around the opposite side of the bay from the Samoa route The capital stock of the road which has been fully subscribed by the Vanees exclusively is 500000 of which 60000 has been paid up

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 18 Jan 1896, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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