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THE SUPERIOR TIMES,
PUBLISHED AT SUPERIOR, DOUGLAS CO., WISCONSIN BY THE SUPERIOR TIMES PRINTING CO. TERMS: - - £2.50 Per Annum. Our Rights Under the Government. That the state of Minnesota, and the town of Duluth in the state of Minnesota, have their rights, and suould be protected in them by the general government, is a pro position that no one will deny. But it is hard to see why the state of Wisconsin, and the town of Superior in the state of Wisconsin are not equally entitled to be protected in their rights also by the watch ful guardianship and fostering care of the same general government. And we doubt not that the government of the United States is willing and ready to see that Wis consin is properly supported in her rightful claims when facts that have been deliber ately misrepresented, or concealed altogeth er, are brought out into the light of day 1 here are two things that we wish to bring j to the attention of members of Congress, ami to the attention of all who are entrust ed with high authority in the National i Government, and these are, first, that a de-' liberate attempt has been made and is vet being made to destroy the entry to the May of Superior, to the untold injury of the in terests of tiie State of Wisconsin at the head of Lake Superior; and, secondly, that the strongest efforts are being put forth by certain parties who arc interested at Du lutli, in the State of Minnesota, to obtain millions of money from the genexal govern n'l'- -o land grants and cash, for the pur pose of building costly, unnecessary and artifical harbors at Duluth, that are intend ed tor the express purpose of superseding and destroying the natural commercial ad vantages possessed by Wisconsin at this point, t hus throwing the immense power of j the government of the United States in fa vor of one State and against another , and ' discriminating in the bestowal of national; bounty in a manner that has no precedent) in tiie history of the country, and no foun-! dation in common justice. As to the first point, or the attempt of parties interested in Minnesota to destroy our entry these facts are ample proof: ♦lay Uooke has already given out his inten tion it possible to carry a railway across the entry of the Hay of Superior; even the Northern P.iv'.i! - r 4.1 ! pany l<> build their main line through Du-, Inth. And it can easily be imagined of) what value the harbor of Superior would be if the trains of a continental railway were; passing and repassing across the antry ! thereof, with that entry obstructed as it; would be by bridges and piers. The mere fact of a bridge being there, (whether a o raw-bridge or not) would effectually close this harbor as a place of refuge, and such was undoubtedly the intention when the proposition was made. Notwithstanding the prohibition of the legislature of Wis consin, Mr. Cooke yet holds his threat ening at'itude upon this point, and hints are freely given out by those in his subsidy that the Wisconsin enactment will not be regarded. A memorial to Congress that was lobbied through the hist legislature of Minnesota also plainly reveals the intention to destroy the entry of the Bay of Superior if possible. This memorial, drafted by a salaried crea ture of the St. Paid & Duluth R. R. Com pany expressly says: “it is fully demon strated” that the “labor and expenditure” of the U. S. government on this entry has “ proved abortive,” —and this is said in flat contradiction of an official statement of U. S. Engineers (as set forth in Ex Doc. No. GO, Senate, -list Congress, 2nd session) made a short time before the memorial A board of I . S. Engineers met by order at Milwaukee January 10, 1870, ami in their report to government upon the harbor of Superior and the need of a harbor at! Duluth, they said; “The only natural harbor! in this part of the Lake is that afforded by the St. Louis Liver which debouches at the lower end of Minnesota Point, about seven miles from the village of Duluth, and for this the general government has already i dop ted a plan of improvement, and pro gressed therewith to the extent of making , lilt mouth of the river valuable as a harbor. | The completion of this improvement will j undoubtedly furnish all the accommodation ; for vessels required by the present or pros pective wants of the commerce likely to I center at the head of Lake Superior. An I exterior artificial harbor at Duluth could be constructed only at a much greater cost , and when made would be more limited in its advantages and more expensive to keep in repair Vet the lobbied memorial of the Minneso ta legislature asks Congress for heip on the gr mill that the U. S, work on this entry is ‘ abortiveTney wish the work discon tinued, and millions applied at Duluth. They wi>h l • destroy this harbor pro nounced “valuable" by olficers of goveru- THE SUPERIOR TIMES. VOL. 1. ment, and made valuable by officers of government for the common use of Wis consin and Minnesota; they wish to des troy this and build up a harbor on the Min nesota side at such a place and in such a way as shall benefit ' innesota only, and forever rob Wisconsii . f her Just rights at the head of this lake. If this were to be done by private enter prise alone it would afford even then just cause of complaint, but when Jay Cooke and others are asking fur hundreds of thou sands of dollars and hundreds of thousands of acres from the Congress of the United Slates to enable him and them to destroy a natural entry and excavate an artificial en try, to neglect a natural breakwater and construct an artificial breakwater, to disuse a harbor common by nature to two States, ami make anew harbor that can be used by only one Stale, it is time that the govern ment should narrowly look into the facts and prevent the nefarious scheme at least from receiving the aid and countenance oi national authority. New Railroads in Northern Wisconsin- Under the above heading we find in the Milwaukee Sentinel of late date, an inter I T . ’ jesting letter from Xeenah in reference to a railway enterprise* that has attracted hut j little attention as yet, but which is destined I to play an important part in the^levelop j meat of Northern Wisconsin, and concern . ing the progress of which we will endeavor to keep our readers fully informed. W c make the following exlffiotA from the correspondence spoken of: The Company have come into possession of existing charters that comprise the now consolidated lines ex tending from Manitowoc to Doty’s Island, thence to Stevens Point, and a line Irom Portage City to Ste vens Point, where both unite and run to Bayfield. [And ultimately to Superior.] The portion first to be built is from Doty’s Island to Stevens Point. Messrs. Colby & Phillips have con traded tc build this line and put on the rolling stock by the first of December of next year. They have been exceedingly anxious not to lose an hour in be ginning work, and have only been waiting fur the re quired aid from towns along the line to be voted by them, and this h s just been effected, viz; Xeenah and Menasha AloO,ooo, Weyanwego and Waupaca, *loo,- 000, Stevens Point and Portage county $lOO,OOO in clusive of the right of way in each instan-e. The work will now be pushed forward as rapidly as money can do it. The lie? will ho delivered upon the line and bridges built this winter, which is the very be~r season fi r doing both. The bonds above named .are not to be put iff toil me im.hv< ....... tually running upon the road for stipulated distances. It 1.-; the plan to institute a grand trunk line, con necting somewhere at the north with the Northern Pacific,, [the land grant, charter and surveys of the road, fix Superior as the point of connection.—Ko. Timks ] and having the eastern terminus on Lake Michigan at ManitowOe, thence by line of steam ers to Pore Marquette, torching there the Hint and Pere Marquette Hoad, whicA' to be completed by December 1, 1871. Ol course the great inducement that has influenced capitalists to invest in this enterprise, to secure the benefit of the land grant, which is cm braced in the line from Stevens Point to Bayfield, [and to superior] but to secure which the laws of the state make it nec essary that Portage City, on the one hand, and Dotj ’s Island, on the other, shall be starting points, and also that the Portage line shall touch HI poo and Berlhi, the whole comprising the Portage, Winnebago and Supe rior Railroad. The above facts aiul figures, names and dates, present something tangible to the hopes of the patient communities who have so long awaited the movement of the Wis consin railway system towards this quarter In 18G4 Congress granted ten sections of land to the mile to aid the constauction of a railroad to run from Portage City to Slo vens Point, thence to Bayfield and to Su perior City, but it is onlv within the last year or two that the prospects of the road have assumed definite shape, and now that this railroad is a certainty, it will be closely followed by others, and within three years from this date Northern Wisconsin bids fair to blossom as the rose. The Lake Superior country is improving. The year 1870 has witnessed the completion of a railway trom the Mississippi to the Lake; the building of over 100 miles of the ; Northern Pacific railroad westward from the Lake; a two-fold increase in the num ber of steamers and sailing vessels; the surface opening of the ship canal through Keweenaw' Point; the beginning of the en largement of the ship canal at Sault Ste Marie ; the discovery of remarkable silver mines on the northern shore of the Lake; £.u increased production of iron and copper; not to mention such trifles as the opening of a stage road through the wilder ness on the South Shore between ilaytield and Superior City and the establishment ot three weekly newspapers and one daily around the head of the Lake. Emigr vtiox from Europe will probably take place on a greater scale this coming year tlitn ever before. The State of Wis j cousin through her legislature, should take measures this winter to invite many ol these 1 strangers to assist in the development of her own domain. It is claimed that rats may be eff dually driven awav by powdering with common red pepper the holes through which they got into the houses. 8u simple a wav of n ;dmg a place ot the vermin, ought at least ! be tried. | A. itoal is a good milker, but a better butter. SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1871. The New Tariff. —By the new tariff which went into effect on ihe Ist of Janua4 ry, many changes are made in the revenue, among the most important of which are the following: Teas from 25 to 15 cents; coffee, from 5 to Scents ; new sugar, 3.V to| 1-f cents; sugar above No 7, from 4 to 21 cents; ♦refined sugar, from 5 to 4 cents;! cane molasses, from 8 to 5 cents; brands, from $3 to $2; liquors, from $2,50 to $2 per proof gallon ; wool, from 30 percent, to 11 and 10 cents; steel railway bars, from and 10 .percent. to cents; pig iron, from $0 to $7 ; cast and wrought scrap are each increased $1 per tow Fifty-two ar-, tides, mostly drugs, are placed on the iiJp list; and the tariff upon forty reduced. Proorbss of thk Work at thk Saclt St. Marie Thu preparations for work on the Canal have made tilings lively at the Sault. and every old house, cabin and dilapidated shanty, and if our recollection serves us right, this was the condition of the large majority ot the houses there, have been fixed up and made hab itable. The advertisement of the contractor for sou men naturally called a large number of laborers there, but by the close of navigation they found 150 would answer their purpose, consequently large numbers of men had to leave again. They have a large amount of machinery on hand and expect to be able to push the work rapidly. They have a large steam drill 10 feet long and 7 inches through, which will have a drop of 16 feet. We hope to be able to keep our readers posted through the winter of the progress of the work. —Ontonagon Miner, Dec. 2 Dh. Railway from the Southeast to Superior. The Milwaukee Wisconsin of Dec. 15th, contains the following encouraging para graph, in an article from Mr. Aikens, one of the editors of that paper. It has been announced that the entire funds for-build ing the Menasha and Lake Superior Railway have been subscribed. Our informant saw the subscription list —52,1*00,000. This is the Doty Island Land Grant tim.ipit" . running from Menasha via Stevens Point, direct to the V.t-val of Lake Superior. We arc inform ed that it is the determinrn'.tioii of the company to build the road complete during the V£ar 1871. The railroad is to be called the Wisconsin Centra!.’ Wheth er the road is to be built by the incorporators, or bv a" construction company, we do not learn. Rut that it is to be built as fast as money can crowd u, we are as sured in the most positive manner. A New Tse for Cranhkrriks. A correspondent of tic- California Farmer makes the following excellent suggestion ; “I do not see how any one who has ever noticed tin/ delicate tohageand flowers of the cranber ry even when wdd and uncultivated, could fail to be struck with its beauty. Rut. my object now is to call the attention of your readers to their value when cul tivated in pots, in the house, or still better, in hang ing baskets. \\ hen thus grown, the long, slender stems, drooping from the basket, together with the rich fruit, form the most beautiful object. Let tin se who mourn that ----- ftv* cranberry plants in it, and hang it in the window, and thev will say they never saw anything more beauti ful.” As an evidence of tin* great advance con stantly and certain y going on in real estate the following is given: In 1875 Anthony J, Bleecker the great real estate broker of New oik sold lour lots on Bih avenue and Slat street in that city, urging them upon a re luctant friend, for slt 0 each; a short time ago the party thanked him for his foresight, saying he had just refused SIO,OOO each for them. Just after the laying out of Central *. o Park tie sold lots on slh avenue near 6uth street foi S7OO, now v alued at $3.7,000. D. GEO. aioasiso:?, It ejjfister of I> eed s, | TOWS CLEEK SOTAET PUBLIC, AND COMMISSIONER FOR MINNESOTA. Office No. 29.3 West2nd St., Superior, Wis. Owen SlieiMcla.li, Second St,, Superior, DEALER IN Iron, Steel & Nails, ii ea\y and Hindi m m mmm iii Jj J-j JJ JJ JJ Qrl JJ Jj ,j jtoves, Paints, Oil, Glass, Putty, &c. A. ZACHAU, DEALER IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, BOOTS & SHOES, YANKEE NOTIONS, C rockery, Glass AA'are, "Willow Ware, ROOFING AND BUILDING PAPER, STATIONERY, Canned Fruits, I TOBACCO, CIGARS, WINES AND LIQUORS, A ZACHAU. A GREAT BA GAIN!!! • For Sale at SIO,BOO. j 57 CHOICELY SELECTED LOTS in Superior, on First to Ninth Streets inclusive. Apply to E. W. ANDERSON, JR., Real Estate Ayen t, Superior, - - - Wisconsin. For Sale or Rent. The Sieam Saw Mill at Milford, with a good dwelling and eighty-seven acres of 'And. Situated on St. Louis River about six miles from Duluth ami Superior, and accessible by railroad and water. Also fa* sale several tracts of choice f 1 "V. LAND. L E W AHDFRBO3T Jr, Real-Estate Broker, Superior, Wis milli ar e r y a, ii cl 1 > ress (x ood s . MISSU O A G , bitpectfnlly infirm* lur friends and the public that Gie has (■moved her establishment t i the Coddington flock, Second St. oijiosite the I'ost Uftice, an 1 that she has jest opened a large a|l well selected -lock ol MILLINERY AND DRESS GOODS , .SO WOOLEN GOODS, AM. ZEPHYRS Ot ALL KINDS She will endeavor to merit a liberal share of public patronage, I caref 1 attention to the s- lection of goods of the best quality .-Id newest -styles, combined with model ate charges. Superior, October 1870. 8-tf BURXEIJ OUT. Perry’s Insurance office is removed to the west Cor ner of Xettleton Avenue and Second Street and is open id for business every day. Now is the time to insure. The late disastrous fire diould impel those who have property that will burn, t seek indemnity. Delay has proved dangerous. ■The -Etna and Andes are live Companies, and a policy in eA.her would prove a great blessing after being burned out. “ Get the best.” WILLIAM R. PERRY Agent. Superior Dec. 27th 1870. ?10 NE ER BAKERY. FREDERICK BISHOFF Takes this method 'oC.informing the public and his old friends and patrons that fib Ua? returned to Superior and established his BAKERY at the old stand, corner of Xettleton Avenue and Sec ond Street, where he will, as in years of yore, always keep on hand the largest and best stock of Fresh Breach Pies, Cakes, &c. A, Iso Candies for Sale. frSjTFamilies and others supplied daily at their res- THOMAi CLARK, Attorney at Ij aw, Probate Registrar and U. S. Court Commissioner for Douglas County, Wis. Removed to No. 282 Second St, SUPERIOR - - - WISCONSIN. DrT j . C.ME SRI TT, DENTIST. OFFICE-NO. 18, PENDLETON’S BLOCX, Opposite Clark Mouse, Duldtii, Minsfsota. "empire" hotel AND RE sTA URANT, KNAPPEN & BKO., Prop’s,, Lake Avenue, Minn. Point, DULUTH, - - MINNESOTA. Ncvly Painted and Furnished id*Oood Style. HOARD, RV DAY OK WKErC, AT RKASOSABLE PRICES The location f our hono on the Point jn*t nhore the Ferry D >i k, fen.l-r- if very cnve. ient to Superior people, and such in want of* good meal iu Dulu h would do well to giro us a call. S-tf DULUTH & SUP RIOS MA!I AND EXPRESS LINE. SHAW & INHALLS, Pi vipiiftors. Stages will leave Superior for Daiuth ;it 8 a. m. and p. m. and leave Duluth for Superior at 11 a. m., and at *7 r. m., after arrival of train from St. Paul. Orders carefu'ly executed in Superior or Du luth. 16 8m City 3M©at Market I ! S. WAKELIN, PropV, Wos. 305, (k 307 , - 2nd St.. Superior, Will keep constantly on band a full stock of FRESH BEEF. PORK, VEAL, MUTTON, SAUSAGE. FISH, &c. Also SALTED MEATS and Turkeys, Chickkns, A’km son and Ojsters. Orders solicited and promptly filled for large or small quantities. Give me a call. lam sure you will be suited in price and •quality. la- S. WAKELIN. T H E Wakelin House, S. WAKELIN, Prop’r. Day Board, Sl.*J5. 3- Es.tablishcd in 1857. William Cranwell, real estate agent, OFFICE 343 2ND STREET, Superior, .... Wisconsin Hiram Hayes, Attorney at Law, SUPERIOR, - WISCONSIN, JUST OPENED! Superior Meat Market. THO3. GAEEETY, Proprietor. All kinds oi Frotii and Salted ilcats const.witiy on Land. Aico Ueeb vegetable*. Give me a call. No Rest for the Wicked! HARD TIMES AND PLENTY OL MONEY. H. A. BIGGER, Provision and Grocery STORE. U here you can got the worth of your monev and no change back. me a cull. Heavy Mess Pork and Good Stovrs Good Butter and Grindstones Vinegar and Dried Aiiples- J ard and Tobacco Raspberry Jam and Salt Codfish. Sugar and Soap A ITo 1 F our and Eerosene Oil. Syrup and Salt- Onions and Blacksmith Tods _ Beans and Ox-Yokes- Cheese and Oakum- Teas Resin and Stovepipe Double and Single Blocks Potatoes. Prunes and Bustard- Crackers and Snow shoes Log Chains and Copying Ink- Shovels and Carpet Sacks- Trunks and Spike. Bags and Boring Machines Brooms and Sewing Machines- Bla? kets and Rafting Rigging Candles and Dried Currants- Rice and Pried Peaches Coffee and Cigars- Corn Meal and Powder Horns- Lamps and Spile Rings- Mens Clothing and a full set of Cooking uten sils for the Lumbering Business. CAEBIES:& CASS2D FHDiT.’ All kinds of Groceries, every thing vou want and a number of things you don’t want. R. A. BIGGER, 272, Second St. Superior, Wis. GREAT BARGAINS AT frcuch’s STOVES, TIN AND KARDWA. E. Having just received a full and complete stock of the above goods, I now propose to sell them at the very lowest possible figures for cash. Don’t rely on what some may sav, but call and examine my goods and prices for yourselves, before purchasing elsewhere, for I am confident you will find it to vour advantage. Among mv stock of stoves will be found the “ALL RlGHT, (beating),, AND the “REVOLVING RESERVOIR,” (Cook,) besides a great variety of other styles. In mv stock you will find ROGER’S, TV GODHEAD’S and AMERICAN Pocket Cutlery, J. RUSSEL k CO.’S TABLE CUTLERY. ROGERS & BROS. Wo. 1, Table Spoons and Forks, SEYMOUR’S k SONS SHEARS AIID SCIC3ORS. WHEELER MADEN A CLEMSON’S WOOD AND OTHER SAWS. RED JACKET, HUNT’S & FEW’S Universal Clothes Wringer, Extra. WILLIAMS AND CO S LA DIES , GENTS AND BOYS SKAT E S , BT ILDERS’ HARDWARE of every description, and 1 ,D(il other things, too numerous to mention, including the useful RUBBER STRIPS for Windows and Doors. Last, but not least, the charming, silent, WILLCOX AND GIBB'S Sewino Machines, which will he sold on most liberal terms for the pur chaser. £2T N. B. The old Tin Shop still runs at R. W. FRENCH’S. DR. S. S WALBANK, Physician Sui'geon, OFFICE IN HOTEL BLOCK. All calls promptly attended to. Superior, Wisconsin. SUPERIOR BAKERY. 321 WEST SECOND STREET. BREAD, PIES, CAKES, Etc., constantly on hand. I respectfully solicit a snare of the public patronage A. Anderson. OF WISCONSIN, COUNTY OF DOUGLAS—In Probate. In the matter of the estate of Henry Sizer, deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. To all whom it may concern: Lftters oladmitimtiaiion on said estate haring been issued to William S. sizer, and six months from and af(* a r this date being allowi-d and lini"ed for creditors to present their cl dms for ex amination ad allowance, it is odeiel that snch creditors pre sent their claims t.> the nndeisi n and at his office on or before Monday ihe fift day of Jn • ’ I* IS.I - CLARK, County Judge. and Acting ae Commissioner. Dated Superior Ntrrembw 1W -A-clvertlsing- Scale. 1 wevk. 2 week*. 4 weeks. Sam's, 6 ino's. 1 year 1 sqnare, SI.OO $l6O $2.00 $ 4.00 $6.00 $10.(0 2 squares 2.00 3( 0 4.00 7.00 10.00 15.'0 3 squares, 3 00 4 00 6 00 10.00 16.00 20 ( 0 X A columti, SCO 7.50 10.00 15.00 22 00 30 (0 % column, 8.00 12.00 16.00 24.(0 35.(4) 60.00 1 column, 12.00 18.00 22.00 30.00 50 00 80.00 A s iuare will be counted ihe space of ten lines of this kind of type. tiusiness cards 5 lines or less $6.00 a year. Is-gal advertisements charged at the rates pro-cribed bv gfat nte. Special notices 10 cents per line for each insertion. Transient dv. r isemeuis must be paid for in advance; all others quarterly. Advertisements not otherwise ordered continued, will be con tinued until ordered ont, and charged accordingly. No proof of le*a! advertisements furnished until the adver tisement is paid for. NO. 18. 1856. SUPEHIOR 1870. LAND AGENCY. OFFICE, XO. 347, WEST 2ND ST. E. W. ANDERSON, JR., Beal Estate bought ami sold on commission. TEles Examined and correct abstracts furnished. Taxes Paid for uomresidents. Lane’ Warrants Located, and all business in cor nection with Real Estate promptly attended to. Desirable Lots and Lands in and atound supe rior, DULUTJI, and FONDULAG, lor sale. Several Tracts of Choice Pine Lands on naviga ble streams and very accessible, for sale. Foreign and Domestic Exchange bought and sold. P ssage Tickets to and from all parts of Europe for sale. With an experience of fourteen years in this sec tion, I am thoioughly posted in ail that pertains to real estate, and parties desiring to invest in or around Superior or Duluth, or having property to sell would lo well to confer cither in person or by letter with E. W. Anderson, HEAL ESTATE BROKER, Superior City, Wisconsin, Peter E. Bradshaw. John W. Bradshaw. P. E. Bradshaw & 00. 2nd St., Superior, Wis., We have recently received a large and well selected stock of G <5 39 S „ which we are selling at the LOWEST MARKET RA TER. We do not claim to sell goods at, or below cost; but we do claim to sell them at prices which will give satisfaction to our customers. DRY QOODS: \<■ TANARUS" -H " ‘ -o‘v ■*.: ■■ '■ In this department will be found a general assort ment of JURESS GGOES, and trimmings of the latest styles and patternst and also a large variety o CLOTHS and CASBIMERES &c. CLOTHING: Our stock of clothing has been purchased with spe cial reference lo the climate and to the WANTS OF THE PEOPLE , and we think we can suit all who may favor ns with a call. In this line will be found a good selection of RUBBER GGODS, consisting of COAiTS , ULAN RETS, LEGGIER, Ac., and also, OIL CLOTHING of various sizes. Carpeting and Wall Paper : Of CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS, and WALL CA PER, we have many handsome and excellent varie ties to which we invite attention. GROCERIES & PROVISIONS: If wo are otkkstockkd in anything, it is in Grocer ies and Provisions, of which wc keep a Good Sim k , consisting of CHOICE and FANCY GROCER!ES, as well as STAPLES. In this line we would call Special attention to our TEAS , which we think are not excelled by anything in the market. visiting our store, if you do not see w hat you want, ASK FOR IT. px:X* p ~\r 9 s Insurance Office. INI)EMNITY UNQUESTIONABLE. iEtna of Hartford. Andes of Cincinnati, and Tlie IN ational Life of r. S. A. $.8,0 00,0 00 Cash Capital Paid Up. Life, Fire, and Inland. accepted and Policies written on all in-uia'dc property and Lives at reasonable rates. £3f““GET THE BEST.”^I WILLIAM S. PEEEY.Aobt. Superior, Wis., Octotier Glh, I£7o. KUGLER & SCHAFER, siteos. Second St., - - Superior, [East Side of Coddington Block.] WINES, LIQUORS, BEER, &C. TWO FIRST CLASS BILLIARD TA BLES . 3'