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Line avenue and thence eastwardly on and to the town of Prospect in said county and State, a distance of ten and onehalf miles. And also from a point at or near the terminus of the Louisville Railway Company's tracks, along or near the Preston Street Turnpike to Okolona, in the county of Jefferson.” This company is now operating the Prospect line, 7.70 miles; the Jeffersontown line, 6.30 miles, and the Pleasure Ridge line, 6.30 miles.

May 16, 1904.—The Elkhorn & Beaver Valley Railway Company filed a copy of its articles of incorporation, authorizing it to construct a railroad, beginning at a point at or near the mouth of Beaver creek, in Floyd county, extending through the counties of Floyd, Knott and Letcher, a distance of sixty miles. When this line is completed it is expected that it will add greatly to the development of the mountainous part of the State.

May 19, 1904.—The Norfolk & Western Railway Company, a corporation created, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Virginia, filed a copy of its charter and articles of incorporation, authenticated by its seal and by the attestation of its president and secretary.

May 31, 1904.—The Mt. Sterling Shortline Railway Company filed its articles of incorporation, authorizing the construction of a railroad from a point in the city of Mt. Sterling, through portions of Montgomery and Clark counties to a connection of the Lexington & Eastern Railway Company, at or near either the station known as Indian Fields or the station known as K. U. Junction, or at some point between the two hereafter to be determined. The length of this line when completed will be about nine miles.

June 21, 1904.—The Eminence & New Castle Electric Railroad Company filed a copy of its articles of incorporation, authorizing it to construct a railroad wholly in the county of Henry, extending from the city of Eminence to the city of New Castle, through said city, thence northeastwardly toward the Kentucky river, a distance of ten and one-half miles.

July 11, 1904.—The Maysville & Big Sandy Railroad Company, the Lexington & Big Sandy Railway Company and the Covington Short Route Transfer Railway Company filed articles of consolidation. The name of the consolidated corporation is the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company of Kentucky.

July 23, 1904.—The Southern Pacific Company filed a copy of its amended articles of incorporation, which authorizes an increase of the capital stock.

August 10, 1904.—The Owensboro City Railroad Company filed a copy of its amended articles of incorporation, increasing the amount of its capital stock and authorizing it to extend its lines from Owensboro, in Daviess county, to Curdsville in said county, by way of the Deane coal mines, a distance of about sixteen miles.

August 24, 1904.—The Miller's Creek Railway Company filed a copy of its articles of incorporation, authorizing it to construct thirty-two miles of railroad, wholly in Johnson county. This road is to consist of three lines as follows: (1) From a point in Johnson county on the east side of the main east fork of the Big Sandy river near or intersecting the line of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company to the forks of Daniel's creek. (2) From a point intersecting the line of road intended to be constructed as aforesaid, at or near the mouth of Buffalo creek to the most practicable route to Miller's creek (3) From a point at or near the head waters of Miller's creek to a point intersecting the line of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company on west side of main fork of Big Sandy river, about three miles from Paintsville, in what is known as “Stafford's Bottom."

August 31, 1904.—The Kentucky Midland Railroad Com. pany filed a copy of its articles of incorporation authorizing the construction of a railroad from Madisonville, in Hopkins county, and extending through the counties of Hopkins and Muhlenberg, to Central City, in Muhlenberg county, a distance of about twenty-six miles. When this road is completed it will be a great benefit to the thriving little cities of Madisonville and Central City, and will serve as a great feeder for both the Louisville & Nashville and Illinois Central railroads, as it will run directly through the richest coal field in Western Kentucky. The completion of this line is earnestly looked forward to by the citizens of Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties.

September 22, 1904.—The Evansville & Henderson Traction Company filed a copy of its articles of incorporation, authorizing it to construct, purchase or rent a line of interurban railroad from, in, to, through and between the city of Evansville and the town of Howell, both in Vanderburgh county, Indiana, and the city of Henderson, Henderson county, Kentucky.

November 9, 1904.—The Miller's Creek Railway Company filed a copy of its amended articles of incorporation. Article III is amended that the proposed thirty-two miles of railroad to be constructed will partly in Floyd, and not wholly in John- . son county as heretofore intended.

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