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   Sault Ste. Marie Democrat (Newspaper) - July 14, 1887, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan                                8AULT STE MARIE DEMOCRAT YOL TL SATJLT STE MARIE CIIIPPEWA COUNTY THURSDAY JULY 14 1881 NO 11 B0S1XESS CAKOS AttorneysatLav Frank K Warner Attorney acd Coroiseler at Law and in in all courts Special at tention given to the examination and perfect ing of titles to Eeai Estate Ofiloe Water Street over Kipley aud Pickfords Store BJ 3547 First National Bank SAULT STE MARIE MICHIGAN TO MKAD if FOWLE jr C at Law and solicitor in chaneerv Legal business oiaUklndsprompt ly atteuued 10 Money to loan on real estate Office on Portage Avenue over Comvays drug store JAY W SUTTOX f C Satton at Law Solicitors ia Chancery Legal business of all kinds promptly attended to estate boughland sold OlEeeonAshiuun street J H Attorney at Law building up Office in Ryans OFFICERS Otto Henry W Cdward II Cashier DIRECTORS Otto Fowle Edward H Mead Hiary W Seymour John A CoKveH Joseph H Stcere M Church Ezra E S B Attorney Solicitor and Coun stfor aud dealer in real esiaie Office over P M Cnurolis hardware store Sault Ste Marie Mich John 1 Attorney at Law Real Es tass and Insurance Agenr Office til court house tfeiilt Ste Marie Mion H M door to Chippewa House Office next at Law an Solicitors ia Chancery All kinds of legal business promptly attended to Real estate bought and ifouev to loan in any sums on real es tate security Office room 1 Taylors block Ashman St Public etc AJ matters in relation to land carefully attended to Office in court house Lawrence F at Law Office on Waterst over C H Peases store Physicians and Surgeons A E and Sttrgeon Office ia Treurnes drus store Kesidence on Spruca opposite M E church Connected by tele phone Dr Chas T and Surgeon Graduate of College of Surgeons and Carmich School of Medicine Dublin Office at Laej s drug store Sault 3te Marie Mich S P 51 Physician Surgeon Office and rooms in Coos s nuu St 3D F McMillanPhysician and Snrceon Miller building opposite Hotel Superior Ashtnun street Jas Johnston and Surgeon Office in Cooks block Ashmun and Ridge sts Sault Ste Marie Mich Saalt Ste Marie Electro Therapeutic on Spruce avenue first door west of Asfemun St Prof E B Mevers med ical electrician In charge Mrs E B Meyers medical electrician in charge ladies depart ment A J Campbell M surgeon and accoucheur Dr Campbell practised ior 17 years in Ontario Canada is also a graduate from the Collece of Physicians and Surgeons Cincinnati by the Medical State Board of Illinois and a recistered physician for tlia State of Michigan Office and residence opposite the Baptist church Sault Savings Bank Loan and Trust Co Incorporated uuder tbe laws of the State of Michigan GEORGE KEMP President WCHANDLER Secy aud Treas H M OREN Interest paid on savings deposits and time certificates of deposit Money to loan iu village or country on real estate security Loans negotiated on first Mort gages for savings bauks insurance com panies estates nun individuals cor respondence solicited CITIZENS Savings Bank AT DETROIT On MONDAY January 3 1SS7 made in accord ance with sections is is and 67 of the General Banking laws as amended in iS7i RESOURCES Loans and 8D Furniture and fixtures 624 00 Checks on other banks Due from banks and bankers 42 Legal tender aud bank notes 61 75 Mortgages 63 Bills in transit 770 19 LIABILITIES Capital paid hi 00 Surplus fund Undivided profits 23 86 49 THE DEMOCRAT THURSDAY JULY 14 ISS7 Development of Her Great Natural Ad vantages Men on the Ground Wno are Deeply Interested in the Work Plenty of Capital to Keep the Good Yvork Movinsr BUILDING OPERATIONS GOING ON WITH RAPID PUCES AND RESIDENCES IN DHMAND A FEW OF THE MEN TTHO ARE IN TERESTED IX IMPROVEMENTS An Estimate of the Cast of a Few of the Buildings isow in Course of Erection Jno T Kutherford V S H F V M S Honorary graduate and Silver medallist ot On tario Vet College Toronto registered member of the Ont Veterinary association treat all diseases of the domesticated animals on the latest and most scientific principles Adirlce and con sultation tree Calls promptly attended to Charges moderate Will be foand im office day and Bijkt Office on Ashmunst next Stonehouse blacksmith shop Dentists H Teeth extracted with out tba use of Nitrous Oxide gas AH work warranted to giTe satisfaction Office in Prentlauer Bros new brick I do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of mv knowledge and belief E K EGBERTS Cashier Subscribed and sworn to before me this fourth day of January 1587 SAKTVFKLL Notary Public Wayne County Michigan MILTOJT President C B BAKXES Vice President E K ROBERTS Cashier DIBECTOKS M H BCTLEK W G BRIXLEK E K ROBERTS W JOHX H AVEKT C B BARNES of Bar nes Bros AMOS CHAFFEE CHBIBTIAN MACK of THOMAS BEKRY Mack Schmidt of Ann of Berry Bros Arbor Mich Monev to loan on Eeal Estate Foreign aud Domestic Exchange bought and sold fntercs paid on sayings deposit 3i and per cent accord ing to special agreement Hiisbankis represented in Chippewa Co by Cady Cady attorneys at law and solicitors In hanceryOffice Ashmun street Sauit Ste Marie JOHN A CQLm GEO MARTIN JR Colwell Martin Real Estate and Insurance Agts Sault Ste Marie Mich PER FT 120 ft s front on Water near fort 54 f n 4 4 River st 260 51 s l Portage 4 Ashmun 260 46X60 cor 275 60 ft n f nt on spruce near Ashmun 100 55 V7 Ashmun 4 Peck 135 Double lot running back to bdgs 106 ft n fronton Kimballstreet 100 250 lots in Martins addn sw 14 ne 14 to each PEB ACEE 90 acres in sw S47 1 e and nw 17 40 120 40 40 160 80 SO 160 SO 747 1 e u ne w c w 1047 1 w se 13 and ne 2447 1 w 2147 1 e sw e nw 3547 es nl2 w 400 100 140 200 125 60 75 55 25 as of hardwood and farming lands from to per acre Your own terms on nearly all the above For we Trill send to any address a copv of the only correct map of the town and plat of lands for 4 miles back of the Soo Agents at tlie Soo for the Home Fire Insurance of New York and WestChester Fire Insurance of Kew York REFERENCES First Natnl Sault Natnl Bis Sault Savings Sanlt Ste Mario Mich John Johnston Robt Chi caoo 111 COLWELL MARTIN Sault Mich STE MARIE July II 1887 DEAR A look at the map of ttie northern peninsula of Michigan vrill show that j SanJt Ste Marie lies at the apes of a triangle the sides of which lying along the southern coast of Lake Superior and along the northern coast of Lake Michigan when continued embrace all the wheat and grazing country of the northwest From this great wheat and agricultural empire there are three possible railway transportation lines the northern north of the great lakes the Canadian Pacific the central by the way of the Soo and the south ern via Chicago and Detroit Of these the Sault has the advantage of being about 300 miles shorter from the center of the wheat country to Boston and about 200 miles shorter to New York being the nearest shortest and only possible route for railroads to get east between the latitudes of Chicago and Port Arthur It must also be borne in mind that all the water transportation business must pass through here as the 3t Marys river is the only outlet of Lake Superior In front of the town the river narrows and pours an im mense volume of water over the rapids the fall of which is about 20 feet At the rapids is the great United States ship canal and locks through which passes a greater number of vessels and larger tonnage than any other ship ca nal in the world There were passed through the locks in 1SS6 vessels of tons burden this tonnage being worth This canal is olo feet long 80 feet wide in the chamber and 60 feet at the gates From the bottom to the coping is 3912 feet and at the upper gate there is i4 feet of water on the sill allowing vessels to pass drawing that much To fill the lock requires gallons and it takes about 10 minutes The cost of constructing this work and its ap proaches was about Yet this lock is not sufficient to accom modate the growing shipping interests of the great lakes as the channel is too shallow and the chamber too small for the great propellers and vessels that are nowbuilt to carry the grain and other freight to and from the north west GOVERNMENT IMPROVEMENTS Work has already begun at a new lock the dimensions of which wiH be 800 feet In length 100 feet both at the gates and iu the chamber and it will al ow the passage of vessels drawing 20 feet of water Estimates made show that it will require the expenditure of at least to construct this which when completed will be unriv alled by any work of its kind of ancient or modern architecture To build the presentlock required about 7 yearsbut t is possible that the present one can be built in two or three and there is about to assemble here a great conven tion nf representatives of the Boards of Trade the shipping and all the great business interests of the cities of the lakes and of the northwest to urge the immediate conclusion of the work The corps of engineers of the United States servicewill have representatives present and all the congressmen have been invited numbers of whom will attond The congressmen have been especial invited with the intention of showing them the great demand and necessity of enlarging the capacity of the locks The government is also dredging and dynamiting a new chan nel into and through Hay Lake which when completed will be about 20 miles shorter than the present water channel aud it will be infinitely preferable as it will be lighted by electric lights and navigable at night the present one be ing only available by daylight These works will cost several millions and yet they do not represent all nor the end of the government expenditure because on account of its situation the town is of immense importance as a point of military defense The government has recently bought 80 acres for a site of a new fort the present Fort Brady being in an incommodious and inconvenient location both as regards the interests of the government and the town On these eighty acres it is intended that heavy and permanent fortifica tions and barracks be erected and kept in order To do all the labor of con structing the ship canal and locks the Hay Lake channel and the new fort will demand men and money but the United States government happily lacks neither INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY BRIDGE the village limits at the only possible place for a railroad bridge be tween the vicinity of Detroit and Du luth there is now being constructed a great InterXational tramway by a syndicate composed of the Canadian Pacific and the Grand Trunk of Canada and the Duluth South Shore Atlantic and the Minneapolis Sault Ste Marie and Atlantic of the TJ all of which railroads will reach the town this fall The Duluth South Shore Atlantic is a consolidation of the Detroit Mackinac Marquette and a number of smaller iron and cop per mining roads These have been bought by Jthe CummingsKentBrown syndicate of Chicago with whom are interested heavy capitalists of New York Over this line the Northern Pa cific will enter the town and for the present several others of the great trunk lines of the northwest The Minneapolis Sault Ste Marie Atlan tic is being built by the Washbum syn dicate of Minneapolis and other cap italists as the eastern connection of a road they control west of Minneapolis This syndicate is interested in land here Besides these the Chicago Mil waukee and St Paul the Chicago Northwestern the La Crosse road and the Grand Indiana are either making arrangements to build or to have connections through here to the east as rapidly as possible In fact all the great railroads of the northwest have to get the Soo or get out of busi ness While from the the Canadian and Grand is being built a road from Boston as di rect as possible This will run through extensive coal fields that have been obtained by the syndicate which is building it The Soo is the terminus of all the lines as here the United States ends Over the river Canada begins The building of these lines will not alone affofd unexceptionable facilities for shipping by rail as al ready the best facilities are offered to ship by but the Duluth and Minneapolis roads own large tracts at the west end of the town where elevators for storing and transferring grain will be built Ex tensive coal and other docks will be First Union Depot will be located the car shops for repairs will be built and all the round houses switch yards and buildings connected with the terminus of two great trans continental trunk lines WATER POWER In order to utilize the immense wa ter power that is now running to waste over the rapids the construction of a water power canal is being undertak en This canal is to be cut about 100 ft wide and 8 to 15 feet deep for a distance of 3 miles Col Ruger the eminent civil engineer is now survey ing and drawing plans for its con struction The head will be at thei west end of the town where will be built large and costly locks and gates for the control of the most valuable water supply in the world At the j lower end suitable outlets will be proj vided on both sides on the north the waste water will be emptied into the St Marys river on the south into the Mission creek so that all possible ad vantage will be taken of the supply The construction of this canal and its inlets outlets and accessories will cost over a million dollars aud will give em ployment to thousands of men These will be masons helpers laborers car penters engineers steamdredge men contractors clerks assistants and all the employees connected with one ot the greatest engineering works of the Limes It will be pushed night and day by those who have unlimited command of money ability and experience Mill sites have already been selected by those who intend to be the first to have mills completed It will not alone be flouting mills which will find a place on the baiiks of the canal but paper puip mills furniture factories iron rol ling mills ana other extensive manu factories For here is the center of great poplar and hardwood forests and we are in the line of shipment of ore from the great hematite ore beds of the Gogebie and Menomrnee ranges The power is practically unlimited The engineer giving as his opinion that there will be more power than there will be room for mills The completion of this will be celebrated as the assur ance of the largest manufacturing city of the northwest CANAL SYNDICATE The syndicate who are building the canal have bought in and in the vicin ity of this place acres of iand costing them over Their largest purchase in one body was 40 acres the old Methodist Mission tract laying where the mouth of the ca nal will be which cost them This syndicate ara of course the heaviest investors and will do the most to build up the town the chief members are the following Car gill grain and elevator owners LaCrosse Robert Elliott grain dealer Milwaukee Eosenbaum grain commission merchants Chicago Foss Strong grain and commission merchants Chicago Diamond Joe Beynolds MaeGreg or Iowa Basett Hunting grain and elevators MacGregor Joseph Clark lumbar LaCrosse J G Stradley Cresco at present man ager at the Sault W A Stowell grain commission merchant Minneapolis Frank W Commons grain commission merchant Minneapolis J B Canter bury LaCroase Wis BUILDINGS In the town there are being erected three fine bank buildings Tbe First National the Sault Ste Marie Xation al and the Savings These will all be good structures well adapted to and bank purposes Each is to be three stories high and about an average of 50x100 feet They are all on cor ner lots They will represent an actual value and cost of at ed as follows 1st If at value of Cost of Sault Nat cost of ground Cost of Savings Bank cost of Cost of building Other different business blocks are being constructed that represent in ac tual cost of buildings and present value of land Metzger Block value of Cost of Prenzlauer Sons block value of Cost of LaLonde block valne of ground Cost of Prenzlauer recently occu ied cost of lost of Prenziauer Bros F W Roach Gabriel block Hotel Iroquois estimated value Michigan Exchange estimated Pease building value of IB Cost of There ia in contemplation the erec tion by Thomas Ryan business block es timated Dr W L blk estimated Louis Metzger business block estimated E D Perry business block es timated Mead Fowle business block estimated E K Adams business tlmated Proposed Opera House estima ted And by James H Easton and H P Smith blocks the cost of which have not been determined but which will be at least each There are being erected in the differ ent parts of the town over 600 dwell ings and smaller business houses that will cost an average of This average is low as on Portage street and on other streets there are some which represent an outlay of from five to ten thousand dollars All these business i blocks and most of the houses are be ing built after modern plans with all improvements and in good style Specj ial mention might be made of seven beautiful villas being erected by James Tt Ilyan on Ashmun street and sever al elegant residences belonging to Jas Seymour and Capt Ford on Portage street CAPITALISTS Among the moneyed men who have invested here and are improving or about to develop their property are Charles A Greely Nashua Iowa Jas II Easton banker Decorab Iowa Thos W Burdick banker Decorah Iowa Frank 1J St Clond Messrs X F Biclne banker A B NVilgus real estate 0 F Sher wood real estate Wnv ITcndricka real estate real estate S H Thompson capitalist W C Bennett capitalist M Mass capitalist Levitt K ilerrill attorney Clarence B War die capitalist Geo 0 Severance cap italist John C Cabonne real estate A B Bushnell attorney B Watson capitalist Walter C Teter real estate of St Paul John Spry Lumber Leopold Austrain vessel owh ers F W Frank Perry lumber Bay Hills R D Perry lumber Toronto Ontario Charles L Bonner manufacturer Wi noria Geo Martin Naperville Win M Everett Petoskev C E Ains worth Cape Vincent B T Bailey manufacturer F E Bryan county treasurer Edward Bil lings county supervisor of Charles City Iowa J E StoweU grain Thorpe of Ada H B De Good corn merchant Minneapolis Arthur Hill lumber Saginaw Chas E Supe Bay City Mick JohnD Cameron Sioux Falls Lieut Lea Febiger U S Armv The Minneapolis Sault Ste Marie Land and Improvement composed of St Paul capitalists at the head of whom is W D Washburn The Peninsular Land at the head of which are Jas McMillan Hugh McMffian W O Strong and Francis Palms of Detroit Besides these are a great many capital ists interested in the different enter prises of the town CAPITAL It cannot be found out the entire amount that these parties have invest ed but the following list of sales gives some idea of the size of the purchases Thomas Ryan 22S H W Seymour 130 000 Andrew Blank 360 P M Church SO IIL Kewton 64 John McXaughton 120 CII Chapman 73 Thos acres A B Roach different Louis Metzger 320 John Hutton 160 CHPease 160 J W Alexander 80 WmjSTewcombe Geo W Brown 40 David Brown 320 Peter Paul business Barney Mulvaney busin ess lot P M Church business Mrs C house and C E 3 houses and JohnF Arnott 2 houses and lots A R Bitting house and Orsemus Roach house and m Ruehle house and Mrs A Barbeau house and Charlotte LaLonde house lot W P Spalding house and lot 51080 Chas Ermatinger V Jos Trempe Ella Barker i John D Cameron v W Chandler J A Colwell 40 A J Murray 80 Jno Alexander H P Smith Sault National Bank A Brown RD Perry A Jackson Geo WPKOVEMESTS During the month of June large por tions of the acreage first above men tioned have been subdivided and sold W A StoweU has sold 600 lots John D Cameron 100 lots and large num bers in the St Paul and other ad diiioilS The property owners of the 240 acres lying between Ashmun stfeetj Easter day aventiCj the Seymour road and Michigan avenue have jditied hands in planning and pushing improvements The owners are Mrl Jno D Cameron who with others has paid recently 000 to get a foothold in the tract Mir Sobert N Adams and his brother Mr John X Adams Mr Wm M Ever ett of Petoskey and myself This syndicate whose land now represents a value of about intends that as much more be invested in improve ments They will clear the land which is probably the most beautiful in Mich igan grade the streets lay sidewalks and erect buildings They with others have offered to give 2K niiles right of way to the centre of the city 5 acres for depot and 20 for car shop grounds to the Minneapolis road if it will locate its line through this tract If tha Minneapolis road should not see fit to accept this proposition there is another larger corporation awaiting admittance to our city They have made proposit ions to the street car company to have a line of street cars running through the property either this fall or early next spring They will give a block of land for a public park if the city will keep it in order and will grant the site for a school as soon as the schoolboard will agree to erect a good building They have made application for wat er mains in the principle streets and for sewers if possible Xearly all the contracts for grading and improving the 12 miles of streets have been let and numbers of men are now at work Some idea of the size of the undertak ing can be gained from the fact that there are over 20 miles of street frort agn Already 25fi lots have been sold aud contracts signed for thetromediutrt   

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