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RECORD AND GUIDE
ting the concrete to stiffen up between
Even an interruption of an hour in the
middle of a hot day has been known to
form a joint wliicb will allow water to
pass. If continuous worii is impractic¬
able, the old surface of the concrete must
be thoroughly cleaned of all dirt and
spokesman for the flrst named association
and M. E. Gregory, of Corning, N, Y., for
the second association,
"It is liard to say what a raile of brick
pavement will cost," Mr. Blair said. "It
cannot be accurately estimated what a
mile of macadam pavement will cost, but
relatively speaking the brick will cost
FIG. 3.—STONY BROOK SEWER WORK.
(Pine Cone Hydrated Lime.)
laitance or partially set cement, so as to
expose the concrete.
A layer of neat cement paste of soft
consistency, or else of 1:1 mortar, should
be then spread upon tlie old concrete
after thoroughly wetting it, and the new
concrete laid before this mortar has
Banquet of Civic Federation.
President-elect Taft was tlie principal
speaker at the annual banquet of the
Civic Federation last Tuesday, at the
Hotel Astor. Capital and labor were well
represented, both in the attendance and
the addresses. President-elect Taft em¬
phasized tbe necessity of enforcing the
Sherman Anti-Trust law. John Mitchell
and Samuel Gompers were among the
labor speakers. Other speakers Tvere
Messrs. Andrew Carnegie, August Bel¬
mont and President Ingalls. of the "Big
Four" railroad system. The dinner was
one of the most successful ever held by
the organization. Hon. Seth Low pre¬
from 10 to 15 per cent, more than the
macadam. What we do emphasize is that
a properly constructed briclt pavement
eliminates the cost of repair.
"In Indiana the cost of repairing maca¬
dam roads for one year is between $3,-
000,000 and $4,000,000. In the outlying
districts around Cleveland there are iZO
miles of country road paved with brick.
It is the best road for automobile riding."
The brick men state that no change in
the present highway law would be neces¬
sary to substitute brick for macadam.
Tliey say it is within the jurisdiction of
the new State Highway Commission.
Brick Manufacturers Before the
The claims of brick manufacturers who
declare that roads improved with vitrified
brick are the most economical and dur¬
able were presented to Governor Hughes
by a delegation representing the National
Paving Brick Manufacturers' Association
and the National Brick Manufacturers'
Association. W. P. Blair, secretary, was
Elevator Becoming Ubiquitous
Those who have not traveled in other
countries and have rather hazy views
about the stage of civilization found else¬
where than in Europe and America may
associate the speedy electric elevator ex¬
clusively with the modern fireproof sky¬
scrapers of the big cities. Hotv mucli
they err is indicated by tlie foreign or¬
ders received by the Otis Co. Por ex¬
ample, within a comparative short time
a passenger elevator was shipped for use
in one of the business blocks of Shanghai,
China; another will be used for the
Taiwan Railroad, Tokio, Japan; two ■will
be forwarded shortly to Tokio to be in¬
stalled in the Military Arsenal, as well
as two for the Yokohama Harbor Works;
the largest sugar plantation of Guanica
Central, Porto Rico, is equipped with an
Otis electric elevator of the direct-cur¬
rent direct-connected type; recent ship¬
ments were passenger elevators to Cal¬
cutta, India and Rangoon, Burmah; the
new Queen's Hotel at Kandy, Ceylon, is
to have a modern passenger equipment;
a small car and apparatus were installed
in Manila recently. Other orders were
for a freight elevator to be sent to
Dalny, Manchuria, the town blown up by
the Russians in the recent Russo-Japa¬
nese war; two electric hoists for the new
steel plant at Dowlais, Wales, these being
of the very latest type, with double drums
and automatic slow-down device.
How Are Prism Lights Put in Place?
The illustration indicates the four
principal stages in the construction of
Schwickart's "Sun-Burst" prism, manu¬
factured by the Universal Foundry Co.,
283-287 Scholes st. Brooklyn. Beginning
at the bottom the flrst section shows the
interlocking bars, the second shows the
loose glass prisms rising on these bars,
the third shows the flrst application of
the cement to hold tlie prisms in place,
and the fourth or top section shows the
finislied construction. Fuller details will
be given in the issue of January 9.
The first name ia that of the ow'r; ar't stands for architect; m'n
for mason; c'r for carpenter, and b'r for builder.
When character of roof is not mentioned, it Is to be understood
that the roof is to be of tin.
BOROUGH OP MANHATTAN.
SOUTH OP 14TH STREET.
Goerck st, s w cor Rivington st, 7-sty brk and stone store and lofts.
24.6x64: cost, $3o,000; Kramer & Roekmore, 35 Nassau st; ar't,
Geo Fred Pelham, 503 Sth a.v.—545.
Washington st, s w cor Morton st, 2-sty brk and stone store and of¬
fice buikling, SO^IOO; cost, $20,000: Calliorine E S Stuyvesant ct
al, 3 E 57th st; ar't. J B Snooks, 73 Nassau st.—542.
BETWEEN UTH AND 59TH STREETS.
28tli St. No 514 W, 2-sty brk and stone stable. 25x23.9; cost, $2,500;
Charity Orgariizalion Soc. 105 E 22d st; ar't, Grosvenor Atterbury.
20 W 43d st.-539.
S6tli Bt, Nos 140-144 E, fi-sty brk and stone dwelling, 67x87.5.
gravel roof; cost, $125,000; E F Parson and R C Slack, 149 E
56tli st; ar'ts, Lawlor & Haase, G9 Wall st,—535.
BETWEEN 59TH AND 125TH STREETS, BAST OF CTH AVENUH.
104tli st, n s, 563 e 1st av. 2-sty concrete and brk store aod storage
building, 50x95: cost, $3,000; Angeio Guiliano and Giuseppe Guil-
iano, 239 E 120th st; ar't, G W Spitzer, 500 Sth av.—540.
IIOTH TO 125TH STREET. BETWEEN 5TH AND STH AVENUES.
Morningside av, s w cor 122d st, G-sty brk aud stone apartment
house. 72.5x321.11; cost, $150,000; The W Axelrod Realty Co,
321 W 92a Bt; ar't, Geo Fred Pelliam, 503 Sth av.—538.
NORTH OF 125TH STRBET.
127th St. No 50 W, 6-sty brk and stono tenement, 25xSfi.ll; cost,
$18,000; Ruff Sc Hochster, 52 W 120tli st; ar't L P J Weiher, 103
E 125tli St.—537.
170th st, n s. 100 w Audubon av, 6-sty brk and stone tenement, 75x
87; cost, $125,000; John Yule, 943 Grant av; ar'ts, Cocker Sc Mar¬
tin Cooke. 2010 Sth av.—541.
Broadway, a w cor 103d st, O-sly brk and stone apartment house,
99.11x115, slag roof; cost, $225,000; Henry T Bulman, 21 Fort
Washington av; ar'ts, Schwartz Sc Gross. 347 5th av.—544.
St Nicholas av, e s, 434,3 n 141st st, G-sty brk and stone tenement,
50x87, slag room; cost, $75,000; Gracehull Realty Co, 299 Broad¬
way; ar'ts, Schwartz & Gross, 347 5th av.—543.