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BRICK FOR PAVIKG.
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Muni' thins r Mpt-eificatloMa, lletb.
Tbe following article frona he E ig5n
eerinf; Record in pari, am historical keich
of tbe brick p-ivemeot us we kaow it to
day, will be of Mterept to tbe people of
this city. Anything that pertains t3 ibis
all-important topic i3 of interest to them
Brick pavements for roadways were
first laid in tbe United States, we believe,
in Cbarletttown. W. Va.. in 1872. and in
Bloomingtoo, 111., in 1878. Since then
great atmnces have been made in their
use. With tbe experience gained by
practice these pavement have been
greatly improved in quality, and their upe
has rapidly spread over a wide section of
The first efforts to use brick for paving
purposes were made in small ci'.ies and
towns where suitable stone for b'ock
pavement could not be obtained within
reason at 1-i distances, or where it? use
would otherwise have been too expensive
for the means available, and the first
trials were made with ordinary buildint;
brick . Single courses of brick on edge,
on a grate! and sand foundation, were
used in some cases, and in others, a
second foundation course of brick", laid
flatwise, was added. Hale, in 1878. in
troduced his sy?tem, consisting of a
foundation of one-inch boards dipped in
tar and then a laver of sand, on wh ch a
single course of brick was
With the light traffic of smi.ll pi ices
even tbese cneap forms of tbe pavement
haye shown wonderful durability, eome
of them having been in U9e for 15 years
or more. The superior advantage of
well-made fire brick, from its greater
strength, hardness and toughness were,
however, soon appreciated, and with its
substitution for ordinary brick the me of
the pavement has been gradually extend
ing to larger cities and to streets with
comparatively heavy traffic. In Youngs
town, O., the bricks are required, by the
specifications, to have a crashing strength
of 9,000 pounds per square incb. In
some makes of fire brick wh re the burn
ing is continued for eight or ten dnv,
to insure a uniform quality and thorough
vitrification, the strength runs up to 10.
000 and even 11.000 per squaie inch, ap
proximating the strengbt of the best
building stones. As the pavement has
been put to harder service, the founda
tion as well as tbe character of tbe brick
has been improved, sr that now, where
there is much traffic, a foundation of
eight inches of broken stone, well ro led
with a steam roller, is first laid. Oa ibis
is placed a layer of sand in which to lied
the brick, set as usunl, on edge, and the
joints are well filled with hot pitch and
tar. In place of broken stone, a layer o'
concrete has also been us d.
At Columbus, O , a considerable
quantity of pavement has been laid
with tbe Hal wood lA lck. mada from
mica schist and well viuifird, on a
broken stone foundation, at a cost of
from $2.25 to $2 50 per square yard.
The contractors for this pvvement have
offered to lay it in a similar manner at
Detroit for $2. 50 per square yard, with
a 10 years' guarantee for business streets,
and a 20 years' guarantee for suburban
streets. At Steubenville, O., a simile
course of fi e-brick on a sand foundttion
has been 1 lid for 83 cent per square yard.
The price of the payment, therefore, can
be graduated, using in every c&Be a go id
quality of brick, according to the s zi of
tbe Own and tbe consequent traffic to
which the pavement will be subjected.
It would seem that there is a great f J
ture for brick pavements for streets or
moderate traffic, and in places where the
greater cost of an asphalt pavement could
not be afforded. The principal draw
back to u rapid y increasing use is likely
to be the local influence in towns to u e
brick made in the neighborhood, under
the popular cry of helping a local indus
try, without due regard to the quality at d
durability of the brick, which is such en
important factor in the problem of secur
ing good brick pavements Tbis circum
stance, together with tbe comparative
ease with which contractors with Utt e
means or experience can bid on this kind
of work, and the difficulty of rejectin;
the lowest bid by local authorities, i.l
in some jUces, under lix supervision, tt
fiult in failure in brick pavements.
If cities, however, in making contractu
for brick pavements, will keep their con
tingencies in mind, and as far as possible,
exercise discrimination in selecting briclc
made specially for this purpose, and con
tractors interested in miking tbese pave
ment9 popular, then the development of
a great industry may be anticipated.
t Or.TVI BL ILIVISU.
24 John Shall to John Krantz. lots 10
and 11, village of Hillsdale. $150.
W G Fleming to Eiija J Fleming, t J
27, 19. 2e, $6,400.
W G Fleming to Elijah J Fleming, lot
5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. block 11. and part of
outlots 62. 65 and 66 25. 17, le. $1.
County clerk to J. Tagge, lot 10. block
S.Andrews' addition to West Moline.
Charles Cusman to David Jamtrson,
part of n J nwj. 0 17. le. $12.
George Uarstens to L L Fisk, part of lot
5 ), Weatherhead's addition to Rock Isl
E H Guyer et al to H Btoelting, part of
nwj. 6. 17, lw, f 260.
Herman 8:oeltiog to August Henke,
part of nw J. 6. 17, lw, fl.000
26 Estate of Timothy Buckley In
ventory, appraisement bill and widow's
award filed and approved; widow's relin
quishment and selection filed and ap
proved and order turning over property
so selected to widow.
Estate of Jesse Tuttle Widow's re
linquishment and selection filed and ap
proved and order turning over property
selected to widow.
Estate of Fred Bubbers Letters of
administiation issued to J. Moeller, bond
filed and approved.
A lady's openjf ace silver watch. Mon
egram B. K. on watch, with small silver
chain attached. Lost somewhere be
tween Twenty-first and Eleventh streets.
Finder will please leave it at tbe city
clerk's office and get reward.
A little woman's fidgets are four times
as big as she is .
J. E. Chandler, of Bardolph brick
fame, is in tbe city.
Fred Erell and wife hve welcomed a
son into their home.
Mr. J. T. Hss, of Coal Valley, was in
the city today on business.
Daniel Mowrey, of Richland Grove,
Mercer county, was in the city today.
W. B Tnroop, divisiou superintendent
of the C..B &Q. was in the citv today.
Mrs J. W. Vanarsdale leaves for Peoria
in the morning on a visit to relatives and
Wm. G God tree, connected with the
C. B. & Q at Eist St. Louis, is visit
ing in tbe city.
Mr. El ward Burrill. Sr , leaves for
Springfield in the morning to see the
solans aud shout for Palmer.
A full business shorthand icholarship
in the Iowa Commercial college, Daven
port, for sale. Enquire at Akgub office.
Mr. W. B. Mclntire, who has been vis
iting his brother. Mr. C C Mclntire, res
turned l ist evening to his home at Supe
Tomorrow occurs the tri city excursion
to Cedai Rapids over the D. 1. & D . and B.
C. R&N. roads. The train leavt s Dav
enport at 9 a. m.
Assistant State Secretary A M. Bra
ner, of the T. M. C. A., has purchased a
nice home at Peoria, and will move his
family there in a few months.
The Christian church revival still con
tinues. It was thought these meetings
would close Sunday night, but the intense
interest shown, compels its continuance.
The Women's Improvement Guild of
Trinity church will give a supper at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crampton,
on Nineteenth street on- Thursday eve
ning Moline is to have a cosoperalive fur
niture factory with a capital stock of
$50 000. The incorporators aie: An
drew Anderson, C. J. Carlson and
Mrs. Gus Englin has returned from her
visit to Chicago, and also to B urlington,
Wis , accompanied by her uncle Nicholas
May of the latter pi ice, wh will visit
for some time in the city.
Some of thj C , M. & St. P 'a stations
between Savanna and Marion are closed
because the people refuse nazals acd
lodgings to the operators who take the
places of the strikers.
Prof. S. T. Bowlby has a lumber of
second hand piano instructors that Le
will dispose of less than first cost. Call
at his residence No. 1414 Third avenue,
and see them.
The main pump at the Moline water
works broke down last night and the city
s being supplied today by the small
pump which is inadequate, especially
6hou!d a fire occur.
Mrs. Hugh Ralston, who has been very
ill for a few day, her life having been
despaired of Friday and Saturday, has
experienced a favorable change, and tbe
anxiety which has over shadowed the
home, has given way to hopeful feeling.
An advantageous position is offered to
a young mm between 16 and 18, who is
ambitious and desirous of learning a per
minett business. Must have a good
education. Enquire at tbe Argus office
between 4 and 5 p. re.
There will be eery ices at the Central
Presbyterian church this evening at 7:30,
with preaching by the pastor, Re7. J. H.
Kerr, on the Bubj'ict. "The security of
the believer." A cordial invitation is
extended to all who are so inclined to at
tend the services this week.
Phillip Wells, sin of Postmaster and
Mrs. Howard Wells, has been very ill
for over two weeks, with typhoid fever,
and Saturday his condition wes so critical,
that a cons illation of physicians was
held, tbe sufferer's life being dispaired of
Today, however, the boy's condition is
more encouragins. and stronger hop-s
are entertained for bis recovery.
Miss Mattie Vickers, the charming art
iste.is the only German dialect comedienne
in the theatrical profession, and stands
today upon tbe highest pinnacle of suc
cess is her respective comedies. Her
latest and most delightful comedy, "Edel
weiss," far surpasses her previous success
ful p'.ays, and has achieved for itself the
sincere praise of press and public where
ever produced. Miss Vickers will be seen
here in her new comedy at Harper's
theatre next Saturday night.
I feel it my duty to say a few words in
regard to Ely's Cream Balm, and I do so
entirely without solicitation. I have
used it more or less half a year, and have
found it to be most admirable. I have
suffered from catarrh of the worst kind
ever since I was a little boy and I never
hoped for cure, but Cream Balsam seems
to do even that. Many of my acquaint
ances have nsed it with excellent results.
Oscar Oatrum, 45 Warren avenue,
The taxes for 1890 are now due and
payable to the township collector at tbe
County Treasurer's office in the court
house. Owners of real estate are re
quested to bring their last year's tax re
ceipts in order to save time in finding the
description of their property on the
books. Dattd Fitzgerald,
Gladly recommends it. I contracted
some weeks ago a severe cold with pain
in my side and sheulder. I gave your
8alvation Oil a trial and it relieved me at
once. Chas. S. Gilbklt,
S18 Hollins street, Baltimore, Md.
PALMER HOLDS HIS OWN-
Tbiriy-tarT Balita Vail t Shake
('fltrser ike ra4 OIA Mat
Tke Vte at Bprlagkeld.
fpRiSGFiKtD, Jan. 27. Special
The thirty-seventh ballot in the senator
ship contest was taken today in the
Illinois legislature, and resul'ed the same
as yesterday. It is thought by some that
a break will occur this week, and by
others that tbe present state of affairs
may last for a month yet.
Nice fresh buttercups and home-made
caramels at Erell & Math's.
Tenderloin, spare ribs, pig's feet, leaf
leard, etc.. at Gil no ore's perk house.
Chocolate, mint, winterfcreen, lemon
and maple cream patterns just received at
Erell & Math's.
The Crown restaurant. No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
oysters in every styie. A. B. Johnson,
The ninth annuil ball of the Iron
Moulder' Union No. 230, will be held
Saturday evening at Armory hall. All
are cordially invited.
E. B. McEown sells lard wood in
lengths, cut or spM; soft coal, lump and
nut, corner Fifteenth street and First
avenue. Telephone 1199.
Order ice cream in brick forms and get
tbe best. One or more kinds in each
brick; turns out nice; ad easy to serve.
Erell & Math can supply you any time.
Progressive euchre ice cream. Etch
person gets a plate of ice cream with tbe
exact cut of a card on top. When giving a
card party bavo tbese and order them
from Erell & Math's.
Hard Coal Market.
$7 75 per toe for best anthracite coal,
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for rash. Indiana black
$4.50nd Cancel coal $6 per ton delivered,
cartage add?d on all orders for less than
one ton; carrying in 25s per ton extra.
E. G. Fbazkb.
Harry." said Mrs. Blool)umper,"what
is the instantaneous method of taking
"It is a system by which your picture
is taken in an instant after waiting half
a day in the gallery," replied Bloobuni
Ier. Munsey'8 Weekly.
"You told me a falsehood la?t nijrht,
Ethel." said EUn-l's father. '1 asked
you if Charlie Hicks had gone, and you
"No. you didn't. Yon asked, 'Is that
youn mau gone yet?" He was awfully
gone." New York Sun.
A Urrst Tity.
Mrs. Riverside Rivers (at the anction
rooms) What a lovely colla tion of an
tiques! Mrs. Calumet Yes; but what a pity
it is that one has to buy them all second
Mre. Younghusband: "Now that it is
tbe new year, John, I hope you will he
able to say no; and, by the wiy, won't
you let have a little money T John (hero
Highest of all in Leavening Tower.
J. X. DXXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Aveppe.
Dealer in Groceries and Provisions,
No. 260 Fifth Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
"New store, new stock, the beet goods at the lowest prices. A share of Dalrosace solicited.
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Syrup:
Acta quickiy.'ia perfectly i&fe'aod
Medicine known, for all Kidney,
6c a Bottle Sample free.
A DIuontentel PplriU
Tv ife Do yon mneniber ten years ago
yon r-roiaiiH-J iu- wbcu you had made
$500,000 you would retire from business?
Now that you have it (sobbing), why do
you go ou?
Husband That' jnt like you. You
are never patwfied. New York Sua.
A Too Litt-rtl .Irrrptanr.
"PliilusopLic wlvio may all be very
we'l, l,..t kh:io inu have wound up in
j:iil v 'uo followed it."
-Why, l:uvs that:"
"They were advised to take thing ss
they found thein, und tuey did so."
Kate Field's Washinon.
Had Medirlnal Value.
Boanrifnl Young Lady (at hosiery
counter! Thfe stockings strike uie as
l-einif mb-r lud.
Polite Salesman But consider bow
they would keep your feet fn.ui goinjr to
Merp. Harvard Lampoon.
Tte fcmne Hrrr.
Mrs. Oiichange Wolves are said to ix
giving the people of India a fcTfat deal of
Mr. Cfcirhange They raa't ktp tu-m
from the dor. I suppose. Puck,
A rimuiit rropr-t.
"How is your new houn coming on?"
"First rate. We've got the i.f and
the iiii.rtrfao on. 1 think we shall have
th furnace and the fcheriff in bvfop the
year is out.'" Mut'sey'a Weekly.
The Pick Do you mean that you
will never be mine? That all my lalior
is in vein?
The Porphyry Yea, all id ore between
Uft. Drake's Magazine.
Youth and Agr.
Ambitions Youth Don't you wish
yon were Finemind. the great author?
Practical Father Not much I don't.
But I'd like to be his publisher. New
In Sunny Florida
She Tom. I won't May here any
longer if you mean to play )k r every
H My dvar, we can't afford t-jty
he-" ?f I don't play jtoker. Murey's
XO WRECK ASHORE
ct r more bupe'.t Mly rtraoded thaa a
wrecked coEi-titurton, whether Ito diaartrr be tbe
product of tome formidable maltdy, ortbat alow,
a-remature decay that item to faaten cpon tome
eonttitalioDs witbt.ot apparently adequate cause.
An eirellent means of checking tbia fradaal
drain of the soorcea of vitality ia Ue beiM-Ccent
tonic. UofUttera Slomach Sitter, which o
moter dipeatun. eniirbra the blood aid five
pnbslanre ag well aattiirma to an enfeebled frame.
C'oDftipa'ion. fetblrnens of the kidneys and blad
der, fever and afrne and rheumatism, are amour
the br.dily ailments wbich it remecie promptly
and Uiuronrhiy. Persistence in its tte la weU
merited b) it.
IT. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
never faila to cure all Long trouble.
10c 25c and 80c Bottles.
Lang and Stomach troubles. Is
and Liver Pills.
Druggist, Bock IsUod.
Propose to slaughter prices la their
We don't intend to invoice one cloak
if prices will make things go.
Plush sacqnes and jackets go at
20 Per Cent. Discount.
1-5 will be deducted from price of each
Hock Inland. Illinois.
CLEMAM & SALZMANN.
What Would be a Useful Christmas Present:
CLEIYiANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 128 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
R'M'K Lb LAND.
TO REDUCE STOCK
A Chance You Can't Afford to Miss.
We ara offering unprecedented values in
Including all of our magnificent assortment of choice
Hats and Bonnets
AT VERY LOW PRICES.
MRS. P. GREENAVJALT
1704 SECOND AVENUE,
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
TOrojT & ADLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
Great Clearance Sale
SCHNEIDER'S SHOE STORE,
I!f ORDZS TO KXDUCX MT STOCK GT
Felt Boots and Shoes,
I will cler Um for la Met SO 4a rt at pica that 13 atumita vrybo4y. Com Miy
and accor barftla. Ttj aiait Ml r gir4it of eort.
J82I Fifth Avenue,
33 1-3 Per Cent Discount
1-3 deducted from prioe.
CHILDREN'S CLOAKS go at
33 1-3 Per Cent. Discount
1-3 deducted from price.
This is a deep cut Take advantMr
A Ladies Writing Desk.
A Ladies Bookcase.
A Ladies Music cabinet.
A Fine Sideboar.1.
A Fine Centre Table
A Fancy chair.
A Fancy RcckeT.
And many other nice and ose
1818 Second Avesuf,
Btfper Dcom Block.