Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri Volume 71
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...Illinois shore of said river opposite said city, the said company being restricted to The Wiggins Ferry Company v. The Chicago 61 Alton Railroad Company. keeping a ferry or ferries at any point or points on the lands owned by the company on the Illinois shore, with the right to remove the same from place to place on said lands as necessity or convenience might require. Before the railroad company could exercise the rights conferred or discharge the duties imposed upon it by its charter, it was indispensably necessary for it to acquire, either by condemnation or contract, a right of way for its tracks and grounds for a depot and other purposes incident to its business; and to accomplish these ends it had the power to contract with the owner of the land which it desired to appropriate to such uses. The Wiggins Ferry Company owned the desired lands, and under its charter had the power to dispose of them by contract, and also to contract for the ferrying of persons and property going to or coming from St. Louis over the Mississippi river. The contract in suit, which grew out of these relations existing between the parties to it, declares that the object sought to be accomplished by it and prompting its execution, were two, viz: First, To secure permanently to the Wiggins Ferry Company "the ferrying business between the Illinois and the Missouri shore opposite the city of St. Louis of all the freights and passengers carried or to be carried by the Alton & St. Louis Railroad Company, and the further sum of $2,500 per annum to be paid by the said railroad company." Second, To secure to the Alton & St. Louis Railroad Company " proper fiacilities for depot grounds for the gperation and doing of the business of their road...
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