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THE ARGUS,8ATlRDAY, DECEMBER 5 1896.
GREATEST Q EE OF QHOES
Ever inaugurated commences at ADAMS'
JJX'UrJE&JDj-r, DEO. 5.
A-TTJXD-y, DEO. 12.
Without reserve every pair of shoes goes la this
wondetful sale at
20 Per Cent Discoiiui
acd this means:
80c for a $1 Shoe.
1 for a fl.2." Shoe,
$1.20 f .r a fl.50 Shoe,
' $1.60 for a $2 Shoe,
?2 for a f2 50 Shoe.
$2.40 for a $3 Shoe,
3 20 for a $4 .Shoe,
It for a $5 Shoe.
We thall seli Ladie' first q iali:y Rubbers for
25c; same in Storm Robbis at ;..cc. No old
stock or shelf worn good-, bat the nattiest and
up-to-dale knd you will receive Brirg your
cash and save rm nty. A great line of Holiday
Slippers. Nice freh stock to select from at
ADAMS', the bargain giver.
BY BANDS OF STEEL.
So the Tri-Citics are Now
THE BI&T0&Y OF THREE BRIDGES.
The Strnctara J act Computed U Oum of
tha Bwt la tha Warla-Tnoia Tut Ha.
Staaae-J tit stream la tiie Fot-UUi
The great Rock Island bridge
which now reunites the taree cities
by band a of steel, and which w.s
thrown open to the public within the
present week, is acknowledged by
scientific engineers to be one of the
finest in the United States. It is
indeed unapprnached es a draw
bridge an; where in the world. Very
nearly a year wai ep?nt in its erec
tion, in fact the new brilga was de
clared open to traffic on the lower
deck just one year, to the day. from
the time active operations were be
eun by the Phoenix lit idge company.
The massive doable decked, doable
track structure, with its wonderful
rfraw, has been described in detail in
The Akcls The public, too, is
familiar with some of the hardship
the Phoenix Bridge company has met
with in handling its big half million
dollar undertaking. Something of
the history in general of the project
will doubtless be of interest. The
erection of the new steel bridge was
authorized by congress in the winter
of 1894-95, and Ralph Modjeska was
appointed engineer in charge. Ten
ders were revived for the work in
August. 1835, and the contract was
awarded to the Piioenix Iron com
pany, of Phoe.iixvil'e, Pa , the peme
company which erected the bridge
wnicfi the new structure hn dis
placed, by Col. A. 11. Uaf!i:)gtoa at
:l3')tU. ihe old britlgo was a fa.e
and solid structure, and good in its
way. but there was nothing modern
about it. The chief fault of it was
that it lacked clearance room for
tbe action of the outgoing ice last
"OMC PAST ItRIDGE RMTOST.
rba Twa Scraetar. Which Pravtoaaiy
Ppacsmd tha lUrar Kara.
The history of the older bridge is
interesting. The Davenport Times
has been looking it up nd furnishes
tae information here given. The
original bridge, which was, by the
way, the firs"- to spaa the upper Mis
issippi. was built by Juhn Warner, j
nnder a charter granted against
much opposition from the river j
interests1' in January, 1953. This
charter was granted for the purpose
of connecting the C. fc K. I. railroad
in Illinois with the Mississippi &
Missouri railroad in Iowa. The con
tract for the masonry was let in Sep
tnilHsr, 1853. The corner stone was
laid Sept. 1, 1854. with appropriate
ceremonies, at which John Knox, ft
Rock Island, and Hon. James Grant,
of Davenport, assisted. In 1856 the
stroctnre was completed and the
first engine the "Dob Moines ' and
eight car pnssed over it.
May 6, 1S66 the first span east of
the draw wn set on lire by the
steamer KlHe Aftoo which ro.
lidnd with one of its pier. In the
litigation which followed Abraham
Lincoln appeared among the counsel
for the railroad end won the suit. A
very laughable docision was ren
dered pertinent to the original
bridge in the ea'ly CO's. A jadtT
with the suggestive name of Love, in
a case entitled Ward vs. the M. & M.
railroad, decided that "ail the pier
within the state of Iowa, together
with the superstructures thereon are
nuisance, and must be removed be
fore the last day of 0 ;tiber next,"
and added this remarkable sentt-noc:
If the bridge should be permitted
to remain, we shall probably, ia r.o
great period of time, have railroad
bridges npou the Mississippi river
at every So miles of its course; and
also that the loss involved in the re
moval of the bridge would be but
SOCIETY AT A BALL.
Brilliant Affair at the Harper
JTEARLY r0T7& HTJIDEED THESE.
row Back ' lUa4 Caesar Kal
Frtaaos of the Threa CtUas la aa Aaasa
efcra M.aaar-sf.1-. aad Mrr. I. sWmSwr
Car Catearata Taaltr SCvar Jaallea.
Society made merry at the Harper
last night. The occasion was a re
ception and dancing pirty given by
Messrs. and Meedame Frank Mister,
C. A. Rose, 8. J. Keator and 8.
Edward. The guest numbered
near'y four hundred, and aside from
the ladies an! gentlemen front the
three cities there were several from
abroad. The arrival were receive!
at the entrance to the dining hall by
tha hosts and hostesses, who were
a!ted by Mr. and Mrs. J. . Whi e
Tue spacious dining hall, which
was p.ellily arranged with ferns nnd
plant, was the scene of the lerpii
ehoiean festivities, which were
guided bv the sweet strain cf
den's orchestra, which was stationed
at the southeast corner of the roam,
banked in a veritable garden f the
ptx tailing ful'age. The ball tooru
was a scene of wealth and beanty.
the gowns of tuaiy of the ladb-
being elaborate and very handsome.
Djinty tefreshments were served
In the ordinary. The guest Ix-gnn
to dissemble at the approach of tu id
night, the younger set remaining
and continuing in the merry waits
well, until trey jnst didn't want
to dance any more.
Anm -g the guests from abroad
(-were Mr. Knight and Miss Ahly.
of Helena, Mont., who are visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. Will Velie at
Mr. and Mrs. I. Itimbtrger cl
served the 25th annlvetsary of their
wedding in a most p:aaul manner
Will Surely Please You.
A But a Gold Mine for the Public!
Wright & Earbr era Giving Avray Silver.
A grand opportunity to get iorne thing substantial
for nothing, and at the same time buy the nec
essary footwear for your family.
Come Quick and Investigated
While the opportunity is open.
1704 Second Ave.
A Nice Far Collarette
A Nice Far Mnff.
A Nice Fur Cape.
A Nice Pair of Far
A Nice Pair of Ladies'
A Nice Pair of Gents
A Nice Pair of Gents'
A Nice Pair of Ladies'
Orrr 5fl0 style, of Q'ovrs
and tout, to Klect from.
A fall mock of Fun always
1605 Second Ave.
(a A can of Van Cimrfz
a ana ceans will satisfr
I a whole famUy.
A Always moist, fresh antf read
c; to te eaten. At an sneers.'
I $ 8c in ttairigs r- : it Tin
, sea ru a saapl . a--.
w y 1 ,j , "NX a
Pork r?T.73r 2
THE KBV7 KOCK ISLtJSH It Rl DISK.
maoy uf the new end larger cars
which passed over the C. It. I & I,
railroad company's tracks. Itesides
the Rock island was increasing the
tonnsge of its locomotives, and it
wanted a doable track anyway, so
the government pint-it hands with it
in rebuilding the bridge of original
joint ownership. Ralph Motij ji-ka
as appainted chief ecgincer ot the
irk on the part ot the government
atid railroad company. The prelim-
nary matters occupied eome months.
nit Dec. 1, 1SD5, the activo opera
tions commenced. It was hoped acd
planned by Col. liuti'mton nt
arst to keep the lower, as well as
the npper deck open as far as possi
ble throughout the progress of con
st? action, but this was soon found
impracticable, and Dec. 2 J it was
cloced to street cars and general nse.
J he Phoenix bridge company's ac
tive operations have for the most
part been in direct control of Gea.
iupt. Miiliken, and a more thorough
ly practical mac one who, despite tie
responsibility resting upon him, and
in the face of the obstacles that have
confronted him, including the disas
ter to the draw, has never failed to
be courteous to, and considerate o
all Las not had charge of public
work in the three cities before.
He has proven himself a general in
tbe held and a gentleman alwavs.
Bridge bnpt. t. K. Kobbios has acted
witn great acceptability in tbe d
charge of important duties while the
reconstruction operations che been
;oing on. lbe work, aa eaid, be
gan Dtc. 1, and progressed
steadily, bat fr.m the start the
forces here were handicapped by de
lay in tne arrival 01 material.
Tbe Daairactloa at tha Draw.
However, by the middle of Feb
ruary, 1896, the draw was nearing
completion. Bat on Feb. 25. when a
few hoars would bave sntliced to
make the western arm of the epan
secure, tbe ice began to move, and
crashing against the false work of
the insecure span, swept tbe first
double panel, including the tower.
icta the river. Ibis was a loss of
$50,000, and delayed the work, for a
month, to say nothing of the loss to
the Rock Island road by the inter
ruption of its main line business.
The company though, soon hd a
temporary trestle in, and shortly
thereafter the Rock Island road sub-
stitutcd a lift span which served all
purposes of navigation, traCic. etc ,
while the draw was built, it being
necessary on this account to erect
the draw span open on the draw pier.
and it was swung three month later.
The work on the other spans thin
went forward and the It si three
were pat in with remarkable expedi
tion under Gen. Supt. Milliken's di
rection. The estimated cost of the
bridge as it stands today, is I9 ,00J,
of wnich the C. U. I. e P. railroad
pays 40 per cent. The government,
through congress, pays the remain
ing 60 per cent besides laying; its
own flooring and railing on the low
er deck, the railroad putting in its
own tracks, etc., on the upper detk,
and the Tri-City Railway company
its on the lower deck.
The first appropriation on the part
ot the government for the present
bridge was made March 8, 1895,
and aggregated f IO0.COO. The sec
ond appropriation of $95,000 was
made Match 28, and the third June
11, of $10,000. Tte latter was in tbe
nature ot a gratuity to remunerate
the company fi r it losses by the col--apse
of the draw spaa, cansed by
trilling compared with the great mis.
chief which must Inevitably result
(to the commerce of the river) from
the precedent of maintaining it."
Neeiiiess to say the supreme court of
the United Slates reversed this de
cree. Judge Love's prediction, how
ever, has been in part real:zed. At
this time there are 30 railroad bridge
across the Mississippi between Min
neapolis and bt- Lkjuis. a distance of
In March, 18C6, with the cneninz
of tbo ice bridge, the original slrnc
ture on the I iwi hide wai puv.f-1
down tbe river fur a Ui.v.ance of J
feet. In April of the same year a
severe wind storm destroyed the
draw span by lifting it from its ma
sonry and hurlinj it diagonally into
In lHi'S-7 two acts were passe J by
cougress authorizing the construc
tion ot the bridge which has jnst
been replaced by the prcs-.-nt new
structure. Thercapon a contract
was lot and the structure was com
pleted a little farther west of the
site of the original bridge, in 172.
Nineteen years later it was found
necessary to strengthen the upper
railway deck, and accordingly the
wooden system was rcp'.a-ed with
steel in 1X91. Five years later tha
more substantial structure, jul now
completed, was erected.
The first boat to go throuf h the
bridge this year was the Robert
Dodds. the lift span being then in
use and was first operated March 27.
The last boat was the Little Mac
Although the season opened March
27, it is possible to get a comp lation
of the number of boat that passed
through the bridge only since the
lirst of Msy. Since that date tbe
number of boats that passed up wa
1.279, tbe number down 1,41-i, mak
ing a total of 2,717 boat. The num
ber of barges that passed through
La bridge daring that time wa 417.
Of logs there wete 2.013 strirgs and
of Jum'oer 825 strirgs. Pome of the
barges were also loaded with lum
ber. The first steamer to ga through
the new draw epan was the stealer
Saturn with the Satellite in tow oa
May 25 goin; up, acd tha 6rt
steamer coming down wa the Van
SauI May 2C. Tbe red letter day
in the history of the bridge was Aug.
11 of this year when the largest
number of boat ever known to have
passed through the bridge In anv one
day went thronzu the draw, there
were 42 boats, 20 up and 22 dawn.
oeeiaes one narge ana 6 string o
Catarrh to tha Baa
Is a dangerous disease. It rosy I ad
directly to consumption. Catarrh ia
cansed by impure blood, and the true
way to cure it it by purifying the
blood. Hood' Sartapariila cute
catarrh because it removes tbe cause
of it by purifying tbe blood. Thou
sands testify that they have been
cared by Hood' Sarsaparilla.
Hood's pill are purely vegetable
and do not purge, pain or gripe. AH
druggists. 25 cents.
at their residence at the pornrr f
t'our.h avenue aud J hi r tomtit s'teet
yesterday aMernoon and evening.
wbt re a reception was given to about
one ho ml red friencs from II. -ck Inl
and, Davenport nod Molina. The
guests were received in the front
ptrior, Mr. and Mr. Uiul-rger be
ing aaUtcl by Mrs. Kaufman, of
nutinojue, and their daughters.
Misses llattie, Fannie, and Lur.
Ua niiergr. and M lasts Carrie Gold
smith aod Iie!e Btar. The huuso
w4 nicely decorated.
Mr. and Mrs. Itamht-rgcr were
married in Rock Itlau 1 25 years sgu
Thursday the same day on which
Mr. and Mr. Jonas Ilaar were
wed Jo I the same clrrgjtatn, Kibbi
Kpsttin. offcialing at both mar
riages, which acre j iintly v!vbraled
at Turner bvl tuat u.gLt. Mrs.
Rambsr.'er' maiden name a as
Mr. and Mi. Brab.Tg'.r rtt-ehed
numerous handsome and valuable
fha watva Taaftailaai
Charles II. Tale's mugnili K'btspo
tacle "The Twelve TenmLaLiuna" a
production that leave all other r.e-
. 1 , .. 1 . .
ikk'i. 1. is ..in. a Tfr. ion sr. be
hind it, comes to the Grand o'psra
house at bavennor t. Sundae rtaslnr.
It is saiu to be by far one of t-
most .urnptnibs and amusing nt;t
tainmam now Dclor tbe public.
ana is made 01 sucn varied and
novel element a. t nrr.va . ....
of genuine surprises from tte rie to
. 1 1 ... . . 1 . r ...
vuo loii tan 01 me curiam. 11 uas a
stora of ex pen nve and beautiful
scenery and costume, bostsofgrsbd
ballets interpreted by tbe famous
nremlora. KinnrtL.. V'rnrn anil
Bssseggio wh j have tbe assistance of
a .rui marvelous Diuei tronpa.
iu.ua u ii Eirinuv, M voonvrnirmi
ing ladl-s special Iv chosen bv Loe-
A 1 . . . .
uu a cci.wsuai njsr.ro uo db.iol.
Sic nor Anreliu Cdccil Thara ara
also specialties by the Rosaires. aero-
vats; onn iiarty, juggler; toe iiroib
Or Klllfltt. Krttr.r Kl.nr. .hfl Bipntan
singer and dangers ; and K ,.e Ke.
Mas . . l . I a I ,
Tne dramaLi rules are entrusted fa
thoroug!!v capable artists. Street
cars rnu direct 10 me door 01 the
Benj. Ingerson, of Hatton. Ind.,
e uau cot spoken a?ove a wais-
per for months, and one bottle if
Fo'ey' Honey and Tar restored hi
voice. It is used verv largely by
speakers and sieger. Sold by M. .
Sabsoribe tor Tu Aau.
The dyspeptic carries a dreadful
load on bis back. It seem as if be
were really made up of two tnea
One of tbem ambitious, brainy and
energetic; tbe other sick, lit.e,
peevish and without force. Tbe
weak man wears the other one down.
The dyspeptic may be able to do
pretty good work one day. and tbe
next day because of some little indis
cretion in eating, be may be able to
do nothing at all. Most rests ot
dyspepala start with coasvipatioa.
Constipation is the canae of nine,
tenths of all human sickness. Some
of its symptom are sick and bilioos
beadacne, dixiiuets. sour stomach,
loss of appetite, foal breath, wiady
belching, heartburn, pvu and d,it
tre-s al.er eating. All these are in.
dicative of derangement of tbelivrr,
stomach and bowels, ant all are
caused by constipation. Dr. i'iroe's
Pleasant Pellet are tbe quickest,
easiest and most certain cure for
this condition. Tbry are not violent
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