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THE VIADUCT HISTORY.
Home of the Great Difficulties Overcome.
Oliver OlKen Relates the St Una of
tM ncaware It Pall aaw aa it
in Vend Taday.
Oliver O'sea, to whom is due the credit
0 having successfully overcome all the
jni obstacles to the Twentyfourth
viaduct, and who has just returned
(rem Washington where his labors vere
go well rewarded, was visitea Dy an Ar
ca emissary this morning. Mr. O sen
si found up to his ears with the mass
of work which had accumulated in his
ibsence, but he courteously gave the re
porter a few minutes of his time. When
isked if but for the attentive manner in
which tbe measure had been pursued by
tbe cil'aens here, if it would not l ave
failed of success at the very last moment.
"Well, es, the viaduct bill was fur
rounded by so many complications thut it
required cot only a great amount of
work here, but the personal appearance
it Washington of one understanding thj
situation in all its details. Ia conree-
linn With the bill aS it nftSfSArl nrnilrinn
that tbe viaduct be erected, wa9
the requirement that we were
to furnish an indemnifying bond
biDst all incidental damages and
til proper jurisdiction to the United
!i8tb9 t-hould be ceded bv us. ' The in
dehmifjing bond was furnished in a sum
is great as tbe value of the lands abutting
nd signed by Ben T. Cable and Fred
Wejerhauser, which was approved by
the government. Thereupon a prelimi
nary plan of the viaduct and approaches
was prepared. The original plans con
templated an approach 80 feet in width
along the center of Twenty-fourth street,
and the first abstract of title shewed the
title to these 80 feet in width, running
from Third avenue to the south line of
Second avenue. The present title to that
SO feet is now in the city of Rock Island,
it acquiring it at various times. Many of
ofthese. deeds provided that the land
should be used only for street purposes
while others had provisos somewhat sim
ilar. The city then executed a deed for
ibis land and sent it on with the abstract,
which in due time came into the judgoad
vocate eeneral's office at Washington to
be passed upon by him, as to the
validity and sufficiency of the
papers. This was in September
last. Objections were immediately
made to the abstract and papers submit
ted, and returned to the city. In Oc ober
further papers were supplied and in No
vember they again reached the judga ad
vocate general's office, and a lengthy re
port from that office consisting cf six
pages of type written matter of object
ions was returned, the salient points of
of which were that the government
should have a title for a viaduct as per
fect as i9 required for a public building
and the jurisdiction the same.
"His opinion questioned the city's rifiht
to convey the Twenty-foprth street prop
erty for a viaduct It required deeds
from the railroad companies for the abso
lute conveyance in fee of a section of 50
feet in length across their tracts at
Twenty.fourth 6treet. It suggested and
demanded that tbe city of Rock Island
should vacate the 80 feet on Twenty
fourth street and throw tbe title back to
the heirs and assigns of the people who
had laid out these additions and conveyed
the land to the city, and then that the
city obtain conveyance from all those
heirs and assigns which are scattered all
over the United States.
"Certain people living in the city, and
who are supposed to have an interest in
the matter, objected to the viaduct and
would only convey their lights on prom
ise of payment of large sums of money
for property they had already received
full pay for, also requiring state legisla
tion as to jurisdiction. In connection
with this matter there was a point raised
that no jurisdiction had been ceded to
tbe government over the wagon bridge to
the middle of the river. Oninvestig ation
H was found that tbe laws of 1867 had
granted such jurisdiction, and this point
was met. In addition to these general
claims and demands there were the usual
number of minor fiawB, misdiscriptions
and uncertainties as to dowers, etc., that
ariBe in any title. The questions hid to
be met, weighed and overcome. The
railway companies, of course, would not
grant the government the absolute own
ership of 50 feet across their only en
trance into the city, but were willing to
grant all other rights the government
might ask. On the return in las: No
vember ,of the papers, a new abstract
was furnished, more complete, and in de
tail including the old titles of the Rock
Island road, the former Rockford, Rock
Island & St. Louis, and now C B. & Q
road, new ordinances by the city, and
new deeds by it and the four railroad
companies to the government, covering
every right and claim, possible and practi
cable and were transmitted officially by
the mayor to the commandant at Rock
Island arsenal and through him to Wash
ington. A week later I followed with a
Brief I had prepared, covering all the
Points of law, jurisdiction, etc I; was
nvy mission to see the heads of depart
ments through which these papers must
THE ABOUS. FBIDAT. MAUPH 13. 1891.
pass, and personally explain the same
and to see that they received attention as
soon as possible. I am happy to say that
I succeeded in accomplishing all that I
went for, though much persistency and
patience. was required to do so. The at
torney general has, as you have already
reported, signed all the papers, and they
tc iiw io the office of Geo. Flagler,
chief of ordnance, who will no doubt
soon forward them to the commandant
at Rock Island arssnal, with instructions
to go forward with the work.'
A few boarders wanted at 806 Nine
Wanted Man- to do yard work at
Rock Island house.
Nice baled hay and straw by the ton by
John Evans at city iciles.
Nice fresh buttercups and home-made
caramels at Krell & Math s.
Two fresh milch cows for sale. En
quire C. D. Gordon, sheriff's office.
Chocolate, mint, winter&xeeu, lemon
and maple cream patterns just received at
Krell & Math's.
Wanted to rent house of five or six
rooms centrally located. Eaquire of
Adams Wall Paper Co.
The New York Symphony club will
give a grand entertainment at the Baptist
church on Thursday, March 26.
E. B. McEown sells hrd wood in
lengths, cut or sp!it; soft coal, lump Rnd
nut, corner Fifteenth street and First
avenue. Telephone 1193
Order ice cream in brick form and get
the best. One or more kinds in each
brick; turns out nice; and easy to serve.
Krell & Math can supply you any time.
Progressive euchre ice cream. Ech
person (rets a rlate of ire crcum with th
exact cut of a card on op. When giving a
cara party nave tbese and order them
from Krell & Math's.
Kev. Or. JIM'trd.
Rev. Dr. McCord. pastor of the Meth
odist church, accompanied by Prof. Tay
lor, left today for tbe springs near Chat
anooga, Tenn.. where he wi'l sek the
recuperation of his heslih When la
grippe spread over the country about a
year ago Dr. McCord was attacked. He
visited the seashore and other eastern re
sorts during the summer and was treated
by famous specialists in the east but has
never recovered fo.mer vigor, and the ac
tive work of the church has devolved on
other. It is sincerely hoped that he will
return from his present journey complelly
restored s health. Duouque Telegraph.
The Loeil Mark!.
Basinets i quit-ton Market square owing mainly
to the co. d wcaiher which ttnds to keep thelarm
eraathoie. The receipts for today inc'oded the
Grain One loaj Obie at 4 jc : three load corn at
Feed Three loads bay at flliS-tlS.
Stock Hop $3 S5 per cwt.
I'rodnre Butler and eigrn are abnnt the same as
the past few flay. Uutttr i5: per pound, eg js Jfic
Spc:ai Tax K;r.ee.
The law requires the township collector
to turn hin books over to'tbe county treass
urer early in Mrch. and those hn have
not yet paid their taxes are respectfully
requested to dD o immediately, and save
the pena'.ty which the s'atelaw imposes.
Ptb :c Kotics.
J. LtcIj, the wtli-known piper hang
er nd painter, is nowJocatel ia business
at No. 309. Eighteenth street, where he
is prepared to do all kinds of painting,
graining and paper banging. He solic
its a share of tbe work and will guaran
tee to give satisfaction.
Dreia liwnci Cat Frte
at dress cutting school over McCahe's
dry goods store. The Ladies Tailor Co.
Threatens every man, woman or child living in a
region of country where fever and ague ia pre
valent, since the ferms f malarial disease are
inhaled from the air and ars swallowed from the
water of snch a region. Medicinal raf guard is
absolutely necpssarj to nullifr thi danger. Ae
a means of fortifyiog and acclimating the system
so as to be able to reairt. the malarial poison, II o
tetter'S Stomach Bitters in incomparably the
b?t and the most popular. Irregularities f the
stomach, liver and bowels enrou rat's ma'aria;
but these are vpe'dilr rectified by the Bitters.
The function of ditre'tioo and secretion are as
sisted by it ope, and a vigorous as well a regu
lar condition of the a stem i ronioted by it. Con
fttitntti'D and phyBiquarehu8defended 9gain?t
the inroads of malaria by this matchless preven
tive, which itt also a certain aDd to irough reme
dy in the worst cases of iuterm ttent and remit
By virtue of an execution and fee bill No. 3374G,
issued out of the clrk'e office of the circuit conn
of Cook connty, in the state of Illinois,
and to me directed, wtereby I am commanded to
make the amount of a certain judgment recent1 y
obtained aeainst Barton Bishop impleaded with
John D. Bishop, in favor of Joseph Badenock,
Jr . and John J. Badenock, doing business as
Badenock Bros , ont of tne lanos. tenements,
goods and chattels of the said defendants. Bar
ton Bishop, I cave levied upon the following
Tbe northwest quarter, Vi) and the north sixty
acres of tbe south half (4 of tbe northeast quar
ter. ) and the north thirty acres of the west
half, (H) of the southeast quarter. ?4. all in
section twenty-six, (36), also the northwest
quarter. (4 , and the north thirty acres of the
east half, m of the southeast quarter (54 of
itection twenty-seven, iST), all in township
twenty, (90), north range two (9) east of the
fourth principal meridian, all in the county of
Kock Island and state of Illinois.
Therefore, according tosaid command I shall ex
pose for sale at public auction all the rint, title
and Interest of the above named. Barton Bishop
in and to the above described property, on
Monday, thelfith day of April, 1891. at 10 o'clock
a. m , at the north door of the court bouse
in the city of Kock Island, in the county of Kock
Island and state of Illinois, for cash in hand, to
satisfy said execution and fee bill.
Dated at Bock Island this 13th day of March.
A. I). 1891. CD. GORDON,
Sheriff of Rock Island county. Illinois.
HERMAN KOLL'S, M. D.
This medicine ia made from German roots
and herbs This medicine ia the best cure for
consumption, malaria, rheumatism and all
Kicks ew ot the stomach and liver.
For sale at
835 Twelfth street, Kock Ialaad, I1L
Situations wanted" and local "Helt-
v ming tnree lines In
one week ia the DAILY ARGUS
For Sale, Rent, Exchange and Miscel-
" -.o uisenea one day at Io
word: three dam t n-
one week at iSc per word.'
12,L.!?i,!'S5D Room POH TWO
u-( i wenueth street.
fcewld be displayed la bavin
eiaa above all thinfa. Ia Mlectiaf a
teaaedy for any disease, you should b
Piivw that it contains nothing laj
riooa to the health. Many remediee
on tbe market leave the patient in s
Bach worse condition, than beiorv
s s s
It purely vegetable, and perfectly
hraaleas; the moct delicate child can
take it with absolute safety. It contains
b mercury or minerals of any kind,
and yet it never fails to cure the dia
eaaes it ia recommended for.
Beck on Blood and Skin diseases free.
Swift Specino Co., Atlanta, Oa
and I'U h a m now
L.i. TKEASURY TlKPA RT.MKNT, WArntio
Tos.n.C March 5,rWl.-ral-I prop. Mala will txi
received, to bo opened at i o'clock p. m April
nble property, centrally and convenii-ntly l.ca-
... ,ui a iui uuiitiiox aumor-
tzed by act of conirres, aprrcved iecemter
SM, JSmo and March a. 1SU1, to be erected in Kock
Island, Illinois. A corner lot, approximating
Ito feet front by 190 fe-t in 1iiu-nKion. in pre
ferred. If not a corner lot. the protTty mut
BltnmilmutA lAAfiwit lip 1 n f .w. n .1 1
the ISO feet to be strwt trnntajre. Kach iro-
,t uuji 11c mauu wnn me unierstandinir
and agreement that, if it is accepted, the build
inirs and all improvements on the property are
to be retained, and removed within 3u days
after written notice, by the vendor, and that
all expenses connected with furbishing evi
dence of title and deeds of conveyance are to
be paid by the vendor. Kach proposal must be
accompanied by a properlv drawn diairram,
(rivinfr the metes and bound of the proierty,
and showing the streets around the block lu
which the projorty is situated; also by a writ
ten statement in rep&rd to tbe (Trades, charac
ter of (rround for foundation, etc. Tbe right
to reject any and all proposals is rcsorvtid.
Kach proposal murt be scaled, marled "lTo
losal for the sa e of property f or a t-lte for the
public buildinr in Kock Island. Illinois." and
adibressed and mailed to CUAKLES KusTEK,
Secretary of the Treasury, W shinrton, l. O
IS A CHEAT LABOR SAVER.
A 6HIME LA3TS A WEEK.
RAIN AND SNOW DON'T AFFECT IT.
MAKES A SHOE WATERPROOF.
LSED BV MEN. WOMEN aud CHIUDRtX.
Can N r.hi .t hl Crmh.
ASK 1W All FTORES TOR
Wtt.. iTlia OlO m Htm VuMiTuac
MflLk Ti CLAa AMD Clll
Will aTAin TlHWAKC
Out Stain oua Oto aAcT
Will STAiai COAC
WOLPP A RANDOLPH. Philadelphia.
Davenport Steam Dye Works
Krocn k Corne'a. propiietonv 313 f!ar
rlsvn trect,Laienjiort. Iowa.
DyeiDg, Cleansing and
in the very tie-.t and Uteat manner with
tbe aid of the Ut machinery.
VW Feather kill and pi do w a renovated.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Elrish Cough Sryup
Acts quickly, is perfect safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
10c, 25c and 50c Bottles.
JLJCiJCLi JDJtLsJo JL
Medicine knows for aU Kidney, Long and Stomach tronblra. 1
Thomas' Kidney and Liver Pills.
5c a Bottle Samples free.
T. H. THOMAS,
Druggist, Rock Island.
IKCORTO RATED CKDZB TES TSX STATS LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
SOCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open d&ity I ton t a. m. to 4 p. m, aad Saturday trmizgt from 7 to 6 o'clock.
Five per oent Interest paid on Deposits. Moner loaned on Personal. Col
lateral, or Real Estate Secnrlt
EaTSOLDS, Proa. T C. DXNKMANS, Tloe-Praa. J. X. BCTOED, Caabier.
P. L. HJtcheaL B P. Beynolda, F. C. Denkmaan. John Crabanea. C. t. Lynde.
J. J. Re on era, L. Simon, S. W. Horat, J. X. Baord.
Jacxmi Htraar, Bohcitora.
ay Will begin bortneM July 8, 1890, aad will occupy banking room with Mitchell trod
antil new bank ia ccmpleted. J
yoipg Out of Business.
Are arriving In such quantities
that we are kept busy
marking and arranging.
Early, do yon aay?
Well, we don't think mo, judging
from the way people are buying.
what shall we call your
attention to first?
So many desirable things in aU
We are at our wits end.
Well, here goes anyway.
2.000 yards choice styles in
ginghams in short lengths 1 yd,
to 1 2 yard pieces, price always
When sold in usual way from
full pieces. We bought at
a price and they are yours
for 10c a yd. Fast colors.
Don't wait till they are gone.
Stacks of dress goods.
Double fold all wool mixtures 25c a yd
Handsome wool broken checks, wide,
50c a yard.
36 In plain and mixtures, all woo!.
42c- a yard.
Soft finish all wool cloth. 4 2 in.
50c. a yard.
Black dress goods. immense line.
at low prices.
Lawn tennis, good as usually
offered for 12sc,our
price 1 0 cents.
8plndid assortment of ladies
muslin underwear 'at popular
To judge of the good Talues offered
you must see for yourself.
Hock Island. Illinois,
CLEMANN & SALZMAWN
ASE NOW 8IIOWINO
OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF
Furniture, Carpets, Draperies,
fjgT'WILL BE SOLD
Regardless of Cost !
"Credit ffiTra reliable paop'.e.
The C. F. Adams Home Furnishing House
! ' 322 BRADY ST, DAVENPORT, IA.
Three Times as Large a Stock of
A iy otlx-r nauf erbiln-eU i lie ot j.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Ncs 124$ 123 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
MRS. P. GREENAIVALT
1704 SECOND AVENUE,
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
-Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
Have you worn
THE LION PROCESS SHOE?
If not try a pair; they will give you more satis
faction for your money than any shoe you have
ever bought. Only one sole and that of THE VERY
BEST. Outer and inner sole one solid piece of the
best sole leather.
No Ripping off of Soles.
No Squeaking, and no Breaking in.
C. H.4T. I
Just as easy as a band tamed, and will wear twic
1 v , . . 1 c.n. AT.
Mtwug. A.,crj pair stamped on ue SOW i
rOB SALS BT
Sola Agest for Rock Island.
Central Saoe 8tore. jm BtlM Klir,
1818 Second Avenue.
m Fifth ATfiue.