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THE iEOCK IST,ANT 8 ATUBDA Y, MAY 4, 1889.
DRY AIR -
Marie In Hardwood, etisnntlycatved with treble
we'le, Charcoal oiled ana nine lined, every
part removable for
All mo al shelves, eir-tieht lock, imoroved In
terlor circulation of dry cold air and first cliuta
These are the orlt Kef Iterators with Five
wtui lor the preservation or tue li e.
Thijr are the r.triT Refrigerator, having the
i.eunarq parcui fcirngiii iocks .
Thy ara the ohlt Refrlaorator having the
L,eoiiara pau-nisona iron sneive.
They are the olt Refrig ratora having the
i'ouura paiem arcuea center rsie ooiiom
1 hey are the ovlt Refrigerators having tu
Lenuard patent niovablo flues for cleaning.
They are the omlt Rnfrtgorators bavins the
I.e nard improved Interior circulation of dry cold
Tbey are the omr Refrigerators having the
Leo-.ard patent lut rlor cons ructijn.
That have a jod the tent for years and are the
only Kerrigeralore which excel all others at every
A Might examination w II convince vol of their
gft-nt superloritv . We challeiiRe the world to
produce tholr equal at any price.
FOR SALE BY
1617 Second avenne,
Hook Island, Ills.
KINGSBURY & SON
-Are the Leaders in LOW PRICES on
Browns 3 cents.
Micas 4 cents.
H Gilts 4J cents.
0 '"Decorated Window Shades with spring fix-
jjj i mrps complete ready to hang, 38 cents.
1705 Secend Avenue.
are the Western agents for the Btove mauufuctuies
"r Taplin, Rice & Co., and parry the largest stock of
to'Mwest of Chicago. In baying of us you virtually
''V of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
rtail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
U3 before yon bay anything in the shape of a stove.
WILL OLD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite llarppr House, Rock Island.
-is one array of beauty with its loads of new
all Paper, Curtains
SOIiE SAY BRICK,
The Projverty Holders Who Made
the Trip, Enthusiastic
The Formal Heport From The
the Mabjeet of Pavln..-The -
and make your selections from the Largest stock,
the Newest Patterns and Lowest prices. '
Tbe mee Jug of Second avenue proper
ty holders I eld at ibe rooms of the Ciii
zens' Improvement association yesterday
afternoon pursuant to Chairman Bu
ford's call, 'vas not by any means largely
attended, jet among those who were
present the sentiment was very strongly
in favor of lirick as a material for paving
Second avet ue. Mr. B. D. Buford pre
sided and Mr. Phil Mitchell was secrets
ry. A nuniber of samples of paving
brick and wood were on exhibition. Tbe
first business in order was the receiving
of the formbl report ot the oommittee of
the property owners who inspected brick
pavement at Quincy and Galesburg.
Tbe report, which is signed by Capt. T
J. Robinson, E. II. Ouyer and Phil
Mitchell, is sppended:
To the property holders on Second
avenue between Fourteenth and Twen
tieth streets: Your committee appoint
ed to examine and report upon street
paving in neighboring cities, respectfully
present the following report:
We first visited Quincy, III., where
the city offlc als afforded us every fa
cility for examining their paving. Quins
cv is paved exclusively with vitrified
brick, which we found in uniformly ex
cellent i condition. Tbey have there
taken especial pains to get good founda
tion, good briok and to have all carefully
laid, and as a consequence, their streets
paved six yeats ago are now in practi
cally as good stale as when laid. They
are smooth, even, andjthe bricks show no
appreciable wear. So far as we could
ascertain, their citizens are thoroughly
pleased with brick paving, and tbey are
now paving their main thoroughfares,
where traffic ie heaviest, with GaleBburg
brick, using tbe following formula: (1.)
Excavating down to solid earth, leaving
the bed with sume arch and grade that
jpper paved surface must show, (2). Four
inches macada n, hauled on tbe ground
in large stone and pounded up on the
spot to sizes tbat will pass through a
two inch ring, this thoroughly tamped or
rolled with heavy roller. (3. six inches
of sand rolled or tamped. (4 One
layer good hard burned local brick laid
crosswise of the street- (5 ) One inch
sand. (6 ) One laver Galesburg pav
ing brick laid edgewise and crosswise of
tbe street. At. street intersections tbe
paving lines radiate from each corner to
tbe central s reet intersection. This
paving is now teiog laid at Quincy, by
contract, under the superintendence of
the city engineor and superintendent of
streets, at a cont of $1.65 per square
yard, including curbing, the contractor
hauling materit.l excavated to any other
street within ten squares that the
city authorities may direct Quincy has
used in paving the Bardolph (Illinois)
brick, and brick from each of the two
Oalesburg factories, and all the Quincy
brick pavement i are in good condition.
We also visiu d Galesburg, 111. There
are brick pavements in Galosbnrg that
have been dowa eight years. At this
place they have not used tbe same care
with their foundations as at Quincy, and
tbe pavements are therefore more or less
uneven. This, of course, makes a more
severe test on tbe bricks themselves,
notwithstanding which they do not show
impairment, and those that have been in
use six or eight years would be just as
good as any to I ty again on a proper
foundation. In Galesburg, as at Quincy,
the people have brick pavements. We
visited two paling brick factories at
Galesburg and rne at Bardolph, all of
which, in our opinion, are making good
The committee of our city council has
not made its official report, but in an in
terview with an Arocs reporter, Chair
man Negus says that one block of brick
pavement was pit down on the west side
of the court houte at Bloomington, III.,
fourteen years a$o, as an experiment, re
pairs on which h tve not exceeded f 100
during that time, an average of about $7
per year a truly remarkable showing.
WedidnotvistPeoria.nl., but we
are advised that that city has six miles of
cedar block pavement, which has been in
use for about six years. They have dis
carded that style of pavement, and all of
their new paving is of brick, with which
they are perfectly satisfied. Tbey are
now laying in Peoria a pavement of brick.
tbe dimensions of which are 12x4x3
inches. Some of this has been down two
years and gives excellent satisfaction.
Its cost is $1.84 per square yard, includ
ing everything. This brick is made at
Oitawa. 111. So fir as we can learn Chi
cago has never given brick pavements a
test. Years ago t ley laid hollow brick at
street intersection which was pro
nounced a failure, but this is a far differ-,
ent material from the solid, tough brick
which is now bein; used.
In a pamphlet itsued by A. H. Perkins,
president of the Western Paving and
Supply Co., Cbict go, which has been
kindly loaned to us by Alderman Negus,
we glean some important information.
In the first place, aowever, it must be re
membered, that Mr. Perkins is a contrac
tor for laying cedar block pavements, and
therefore directly interested in recom
mending cedar blrcks, to tbe detriment
of ether kinda of paving. Mr. Perkins
quotes from an Alleghany, Pa. report
where brick paviiig was represented as
moderately successful only, but inasmuch
as fire brick was u ted in this case, a ma
terial manifestly unfit for street paving,
it affords no criterion. Mr. Perkins also
mentions other pluces where brick pave
ments were only putially successful, but
these partial failures may be invariably
attributed to the uue of inferior brick, or
inferior foundation, or both. Moreover .
in another place he admits that in West
Virginia, in Stubecville, Ohio, in Bloom
incrton and Jacksonville, ana in St. Liouis
and other places satisfactory brick pave
ments have been laid. It has been shown
by actual test that it is possible to make
a durable pavement of fire brick."
From this same pamphlet we get the
following useful information in regard to
"The most important provision to be
made in constructing any street pave
ment ia that of ft K( od foundation. With
out this the repairs are always costly.and
the smoothness o1 surface increasingly
impaired, both from service and excava
tions. Hence, all promises of aalisfao
torv Davement. from which ft good four
dation ia omitted, are guaranteed failures
hpfnre constructio i. The . proper and
never-failing foundation for street pave
ments is artificial reck, not sand or mud.
rthat is hvdraulic c ment) and in making
comparisons between different kinda of
street pavements, lemember that unless
the foundation is good tbe pavement ia
dear at anv orice."
We have bad oie of tbe Galesburg
brick, taken indiat riminately from the
pile at the factory, lested at Rock Island
araenaL throu&h the courtesy of Maj.
McGinnia, to .determine It crushing
atreneth. It broke at a pressure of 7,-
988 sounds t the at uare inch. The best
irranlta crushes at a pressure ot 11,881
pounds to the aqa ire inch. This same
brick absorbed only two ounces of water
after being immersed twenty-four hours
The friends of wooden pavements
claim ft life of from ten to fifteen years
for the best cedar blocks properly laid
Actual experience shows that in some
instances cedar block pavement have
become so badly decayed after three
years service as to necessitate their re
We believe, that a good brick pave
ment, such as we saw at Quincy, III.,
would last for twenty to forty years with
out serious impairment all depending.of
course, on tbe quality of foundation and
brick. The conditions being practically
the same here as at Quincy, we should be
able to get proper brick paving at a cost
of from 91.65 to f2 per square yard, in
eluding curbing. Whether we can make
the proper paving bricks at this point is
yet undetermined, but they can be ob
tained at various points within a radius
of one hundred miles.
To summarize, we beg to submit that
granite pavement is too expensive for use
in our city, and objectionable on the
score of noise and unevenness of surface;
that as regards cypress blocks, they are
as yet an experiment, so far as we have
been able to learn, and that wooden
pavements of any kind absorb too much
water, and must inevitably decay and
emu bad odors, and therefore objection
able, and tbat properly constructed brick
pavements are desirable for their dura
bility, freedom from noise, evenness of
surface, facility with which they may be
repaired, their merit in a sanitary point
or view ana Ultimate economy.
we urgently recommend tbe adoption
of brick pavement for our initial trial on
Second avenue, believing that it will
speedily spread over our main thorough
Pending tbe adoption of the report
County Surveyor H. G. Paddock, who
accompanied the aldermanic commmittee
on its tour of inspection of pavement
materials in the cities of Peoria, Bloom
ington, Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha
and Des Moines, made a verbal report,
speaking of the various materials exam
ined, but not favoring any one kind in
particular. Wherever the wooden blocks
had been rotted off Mr. Paddock said it
was because of insufficient care in the
foundation and that brick would not have
stood tbe test any better under similar
circumstances. From a sanitary point of
view he thought wood juBt as desirable as
brick, and against tbe latter no objection
could be raised on that score.
Alderman Negus made a few remarks,
taking the position that the property
holders who had inspected brick and brick
alone, could not make a fair report as
tbere were other materials the merits of
which would be just as plainly shown on
Aid. Negus further slated the commit
tee had seen over five hundred miles of
wooden pavement during their trip and
had heard expressions of greatest satis
faction with it everywhere and no com
plaint whatever with regard to its sani
Alderman 111 expressed himself in
favor of brick as did Mr. Phil
Mitchell and Capt. T. J. Robinson, while
E. B. Guyer showed his preference for
brick, Capt. Robinson stating that he bad
reset ved an offer of paving brick laid
down in Rock Island for $11 a thousand.
while our own hard burned brick, whioh
could be had for 96 or 97, would serve
for the lower course, thus making an
average of about 99, while 8.60 was tbe
Next Monday night tbe council com
mittee reports officially and by tbat the
council will of course be governed very
largely, the property holders also having
agreed in their proposition that the coun
cil send out a committee, to abide by the
action after such investigation had been
made. There will consequently be no
further delay after the council's position
taken next Monday night, no matter what
it may be, and there is abundant satisfac
tion in knowing tbat we are to have pav
ing done this spring, the question as to
the nature of tbe material being only a
At the Theatre.
The May Bretonne company gave a
pleasing performance of "Little Treas
uie" to another good sized audience last
night. This afternoon there was a mat
inee and this evening tbe company closes
its engagement in a reproduction of "My
Monday evening the howling success,
'A Cold Day." is to be presented by Peri
kin' D. Fisher's company.
Next Friday evening Auguslin Daly's
comedy "A Night Off," is to be given at
The ice cream parlors of Mr, B. Birken-
fela, No. 2011 Fourth avenue, have just
received the annual visitation of the pain
ter and paper hanger, the result of which
is a more beautiful effect than ever, mak
ing them now the finest ice cream parlors
in the three cities. Mr. Birkenfeld invites
the people to call and see his nice parlors.
Missionary Wnlld Meetlnc
The annual meeting of the Missionary
guild of St. Paul was held at Trinity
church last evening, the following officers
being elected, Rev. Sweet being president
Vice President F Pinneo.
Secretary Miss Harriet Carter.
Treasurer Mrs H C Whitridge.
The members of Trio Lodge, No. 67,
A. F. & A. M.. are requested to meet at
Maaonic temple at 1 p. m. tomorrow to
attend the funeral of our late brother. M.
A. Barns. Rock Island lodge, No. 658,
and aojourning Masons are invited to
meet with us. By order of C. -
J. F. Robihson, W. M.
W. B. Pettit, Sec.
Members of Merchant's Retail Commer
oial Agency, Rock Island branch, yon
are requested to attend ft special meeting
of the branch preparatory to pay our last
respects to a brother member, the late M.
A. Barns, at 7:30 o clock this evening.
. J. C. Loho, Pres.
T. H. Ems, Bee .
The regular monthly meeting of St.
Luke's Hospital Guild will be held at Mrs.
Buford's residence on Tuesday at 8 p. m.
A full Attendance is desired.
M. C. Hofffmah, Sec.
K E. Parmenter, attorney av law.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to snv legal basinets intrusted to
bin. Office, postofflce block, Rock 11-
aaa, lus. asdcwij
M. & K.
For ft $2 98 salt. , '
Ice cream at Birkenfeld'a.
Get wall paper at Taylor's.
Have pictures framed at Taylor's.
B. Birkenfeld for your tee cream pure
A new line of walking slicks at Lloyd
Goldsmith's for reliable clothing and
At the M. & K. today.
The latest thins in hats at Lloyd &
Keep Goldsmith's clothing bouse in
For 15 cent-infant shoes.
Curtains with best spring fixtures 35
cents at Taylor's.
Ed. Normoyle, of Bowling township,
was in tbe city today.
The Quincv base ball club is at the
Rook Island house.
M. & E.
For patent leather shoes.
98 will buy a first rate wearing boys'
suit at Goldsndth's.
M. & K.
For foot form shoes.
Home cleaning is the ripest of all spring
signs at present.
M. & K.
Carpets the largest assortment at
Clemann & Salmann's.
For a rattling 95 suit.
Good reliable made suits for men from
93 upward at Goldsmith's.
M. & K.
For bronze slippers.
Ice cream flavored with tbe choicest
extracts at Birkenfeld't.
For 5-cent gauze under wear.
Strawberries, string beans and new
potatoes at C. C. Truesdale's.
Flannel shirts the finest line in the
three cities at Lloyd Sc, Stewart's.
The Quincys and Davenports play at
Davenport today, tomorrow and Mon-
The best f 3 and $10 suits in the three
cities can be found at Goldsmith's cloth
The firm of Atkinson St 01 off have
manufactured 150,000 brick already this
Children's suits in all grades and
styles from 75 cents to $5 at Goldsmith's.
Mr. H. F. McAllister, of Oquawka,
was in the city today on political business.
John H. Ranson. the saloonkeeper at
1717 Second avenue, has discontinued
Grand opening at Theodore Free's,
corner seventh avenue and Twelfth
street, this evening.
Mr. Leopold Simon, of Simon & Mosen-
felder, has returned home from a busi
ness trip to Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. John Foster, of Clinton,
Kan., arrived this morning on a visit to
Mr. and Mrs. George Foster.
Messrs. John Warner ,Thoa. Saulpaugb,
John Crubaugh, O. W. Negus and II. J.
Lowrey have gone out to Rock river for
a fish fry today.
The largest stock of lace curtains from
25 cents up to $25 per pair, also a very
large line of curtains for folding doors at
Clemann & Salzmann'a.
Miss Effle Barge returned Wednesday
evening from a five months' visit to Liver-
more, Pa. She waa accompanied by her
cousin. Miss Laird, of tbat place.
There will be a young men's meeting
at the T. M. C. A. rooms at 8.80 p. m.
tomorrow. Leader, Mr. C. E. Ad
ams. Subject: "How God Forgives
Mayor-elect McConochle haa sent a
notice to each republican alderman to
meet him at the Armory tomorrow at 2
o'clock to fix up the slate of appointive
Six per cent. loans by the Rock Island
Mutual Building, Loan and Savings asso
ciation Tuesday evening. May 7, 1889.
Premiums 18 to 20 per cent. Stock in
the twenty-eighth series.
The petition for contest in the case of
the election of Wm. McUonochie as
mayor, a synopsis of which was given in
last .night's Abous, was filed in the
county court this morning.
Anyone wanting a bed room set or a
parlor suite will will find it to their ad
vantage to examine Clemann & Salz
mann'a stock before purchasing, as they
have the largest assortment.
Mr. Fred Appelquist, who has con
ducted his Market Square saloon for the
last fourteen years, his disposed of his
business to Mr. A. Griswold. Mr. Appel
quist will take a much needed rest for a
while and look after some outside affairs.
The Improvement association should
direct the attention of its beautifying
committee to tbe horse shed and hennery
on Second avenue directly opposite Har
per's theatre. Such eyesores should be
abolished in a city that is growing and
improving its appearances as it grows.
A meeting for young women, under the
auspices of the Y. W. C T. U., will be
held Sunday afternoon at 8 o'clock at the
First BaptiBt church. The . district or
ganizer will be gresent and give a short
talk on "What the Yi can do. Every
young lady in the city is invited to be
Agent McKlbben is moving the Ameri
can Express office into bis sew quarters
at the corner of Second avenue and Eigh
teenth street today. The room is one of
the pleasantest and most conveniently
arranged in the city, the waioscoating,
counters, partitions, etc., being finished
ia hard polished Georgia pine. .
Mr. Fred Appelquist was not fined by
Justice Cooke for assaulting G. Forch-
burg, as tbe Union states. Forchburg
made himself a nuisance In Mr. AppeK
quist's saloon, and tbe Utter, after hav
ing politely ordered him out without ef
feet, forcibly ejected him. Forchburg
then sued Mr. A. for assault, bfct the
court dismissed the case at plaintiff's
, Supt. Schnitger, of the Holmes lines.
has received word that his plans for the
new Molina avenue barns have been
approved by the board of directors ia
Chicago and authorizing him to go ahead
with the erection. The plans are drawn
by Architect Hammett, of Davenport,
and the structure is to be of frame with
dimensions of 107x168 feet, with ac
commodations for 92 horses and 52 cars,
together with blacksmith shops, harness
and tool room,transfer table, wash stand
for harness, car repair pit, office and
water closets. The car house is to be
separated from the atables by a brick fire
Today the rink is the scene of great
activity. The ladies have almost com
pleted the arrangement of the booths.tbe
most attractive and unique of which is
the corn palace in tbe center of the hall.
which ia the design and workmanship of
Dr. Klnyon and Mr. Robbins and the
Mesdames Einyon and Robbins. It is
covered with the different varieties of
corn artistically arranged, the word
"Welcome" and the insignia, "Corn is
King," worked on one side, and the Amer
ican flag and numerous emblems on the
other. The stage has been admirably
planned and all will be in readiness for
the grand opening Monday afternoon.
Boils, pimples, hives, ringworm, tetter
and all other manifestations of impure
biooa are cured by Hood s Sarsaparilla.
BARNS At hia home. 18H Second arenne. at
o:ou p. m rriaay, April s, !. Martin A. Barn-,
of diabetes, aged 47 years, 1 month and 22 day.
Funeral from the First M. E church at 2:30 D. m..
U . ii . - : 1 . . l "
Duuumjr, April - k nuua inruea.
Csas. A . Stcel, Manager.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
"Tie Little SnieaE"
MY ANGEL I
Admission 10, 20 and 30c.
Ladles tlcke sgool on open ng night only.
v. A. STKi. Manager.
OXE NIGHT ONLY,
MONDAY EVE., MAY 8.
Lay Low I Liy Low I Special engagement of
Great Maaioal Extravagania,
-A Cold Day-
ineiuamg a strong company of Ringing Come
titans, introducing all the lateat success
from the New Tors noveltUa.
You will Lauzhl
Don't miss it!
FFCCUL This romnanv r,rrl. .n,ii
for this entire production .
usual prices. Reserved seats now on sale at
Clemann A Saltmann'a.
Prices Gradually Moving Downward
Sunday and Monday,
May 4, 5 and 6.
Game called at 3:00 p. m.
Saturday Evening, May 4th.
Admission 35 Cents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Molins after dance.
Room and Picture
" Picture Wire,
Cord Nails & Hooks,
At the Tery Lowest
Call and see.
Undar Bock Island Boom.
SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE
Always on hand for sale at 6
and 7 per cent to inrestor.
Interest Collected without
Ererj effort made to handle
only choice investments.
Call or write for details. . -
DRESS braids, good quality 2c
GOFFS dress braids 4c.
BRASS pins (not adamantine) 2e.
FELT. 2 Tarda wide, best
per yard .
TURKEY red cotton floss, best qual
ity, lc per skein, none to other dealers.
ARHANT triole extracts. 2V. nnr
ounce. Bring your bottles.
NEW black lace Bouncings.
SATINES. challies, lawns, lawn tennis
OXIDISED hairpins, 10.
SEWING silk, best 100 yard silk, c.
BUTTON hole twist, best, lc per
EMBROIDERY silk, best on sdooIb.
two for lc.
LINEN thread, best, 6c per spool.
ARMANTS toilet wtr. a nt hnttl
25c. 8 oz bottle 00.
NEW assortment, black silk lace scarfs
and plush flcbues.
FANS the latest in Japanese aad
Bottom Prices guaranteed in all Departments.
Hock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
I ml II i
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times &a large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & ESALZMANN.
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealers' profits and are enabled to command the
No. 1525 and 1527 Second Ave,,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
Geo. W. D. Heirris,
Real Estate and Insurance,
329 Seventeenth St., under Commercial Hotel,
UFInt claaa Insurance at lowest rate.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The following are among the many bargains offered:
A No. l corner property on Third arena at a
A nice new two story residence with large lot.
In good nelehborbood. on Twenty-fourth at., cheap
A nice brick residenoe, with a 1 modern Im
provements, large grounds, on Elm ttieet. for
aale cheap on eaay term.
Two atorr dwelling, iz room, good we'l, de
tent and c liar, large barn, H acre of land, within
a few etepi of Milan etreet car, at a bargain.
A neat brick bone with a large lot for 18,000,
convenient to upper depot and uw mill.
Large brick bocae, well located, on Fourth
avenue lot SOai SO, for eale cheap.
Hon, bam, with over four acre, on the bluff
for sale cheap.
A email dwellng, lot 50 feet front, g;od loca
tion, tor aale at S050 on eaaj term.
Twohoneon lot, 60x14, well located, en
Mollne avenne a money making investment.
A two story boose of nine room and a one
story boose f Sve ionmn. on tbe urns lot, be
tween Poor h and Fifth av nue, on Twenty-first
tsOO win bar a house and kr on First avenne
near the "Q" depot,
(1.800 will bny good Louse of six room ia
on of the best neighborhoods on Nineteenth at.
$1,000 will buy a neat house on Twentieth St.
Two houses nd lut dOzlBO, oa Second sv.
Soma of the best lot in Dodge' addition oa
A good lot on the blufl In Rodman's divis
To Cure Spring Fever
KOHN & ADLEE'S,
ib nr it nr is ns s !
$1.50 per Gallon.
POST OFFICE BLOCK. : t ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
BOOTS and SHOES
The Largest Stock,
The Lowest Prices
in the three cities. It will be a mistake to bny before
you see oar bargains.
Ladie sand Gents Low Shoes in all grades and prices.
Wigwam Slippers at your own prices. '
Ladies line Hand Turned shoes from the best manufacturers.
Custom Work and Repairing done at all three stores .
t"Call and see us. "
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr..
- CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Feoond Arana.
ELK STREET SHOE STORE, PIONEER SHOE STORE,
2S2S Fifth Arams. . 1713 Second Atmus.