Clipped From Chicago Tribune
TRESPASSERS ALONG THE SOUTH BRANCH What William Raleigh, Who Built &Iany Docks, Says of Them. The following communication has been re ceived: : CmCASO. Teh. lLHEditor of The Trihnnn l In tho article headed "Trespassers alonff the Sooth Branch" in Thr Teibdxe of Thursdav Thk Tribune is certainly right. I spent the seasons seasons of 1853 and 1654 building docks along the South Branch of the river under the foremanship of Richard Dunne, father of the pastor of All Saints' Church, in this city. There was no official looking axter the dock lines, fever? owner of river prooertv. when build nut his dock, extended his lines into the river according to his avarice' or ambition, and when dredging in front dumped the dirt behind the docks and made land out of the same. This was what caused so many sharp curves ana angles in the river, as we find at the present time, as no stream could ran in that way. At the time of the condemnation suits last fall for the condemnation of land to widen the river at the south side of same for a second draw at the Canal street bridge, I called the attention of Mr. Richoison, Assistant Corporation Counsel, to this matter. x-Ald. x-Ald. x-Ald. Dunham, with others, was present at the time, and Mr. Dunham stated that the original survey of the Chicago River, with its -meandering -meandering lines, was in the office of the City Controller, oit. tcicnoison saia ne would look the matter np. and at a subsequent conference in bis office he stated he had done so, and found that the docks were extended twelve feet into the river. ' If the property-owners property-owners property-owners could be legally confined to the original dock lines in this case it would have reduced the damages awarded to those nror- nror- erty-owners erty-owners erty-owners fully one-half one-half one-half and established a Srecedent for other such eases. I know of no lavor of this city who did more to brine the owners of dock property to time than Mayor Roche, as witness what the city gained at the Jackson, Adams, and Madison street bridges, and without any litigation from the Fort Wayne railroad railroad company. William Raleigh. j. he magazine carries through the butt thrown into the which loads and one movement. It tne mechanism, simpie. xne ruie oy a shut-off, shut-off, shut-off, which Xbis rine was der the nemo of the rifle. It was favorably Department at given for 1,000 of purposes, w hen they were distributed regiments in the experiment was generally was an apparent crease in the ridge used, which that of the armies had been magazine rifles and cartridge to be fully while the weight greatly decreased greater number oi be overcome in this retain the same in a rifle of smaller inventor believes hopes the Chaffee-Reece Chaffee-Reece an nptea for the A Love comes Love is not And yet, what By age and Who doubt this Love comes Love is not Detroit Free Press.