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THE BOCK; ISLAND THURSDAY MARCH 14. 1S80.
WE HAVE BOUGHT THE
ROBINSON & TALIAFERRO STOCK
Hats and Furnishing Goods
For a Song, and now we sing the Song,
l r0 Stiff Hats for 75c.
.() ,l " U.
:il)0 " $150.
$1 Neckties for 75c.
75c " 50c.
25c " " 15c.
" $1.75 Etc., Etc., Etc.
20 cent Collars, 5 cents.
Underwear, Gloves and Mitts
GOING AT HALF PRICE.
fall ejirly and get bargains, as time is limited, and goods
Lloyd & Stewart.
M vXfKACTl'REBS Of
Awl rv-nltT in Artists' Materials,
t't.'hinir, Stationery, Etc.
O CD 55
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second avenue.
K1ANN & IFLEIYIIVIING,
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
n v n k
I2r"CiiIl and examine our Goods and prices.
KAUN & FLEMMINGr,
STo. 1811 Second Avenue,
ltween Eiglitfenth and Nineteenth Streets,
Urmcim-iuahs HniLniNo) ROCK. ISLAND, ILL.
WALL PAPER at a BARGAIN
s SlsifcM XfXt1 I CD
We have the largest stock in the citv. and U hnn , . ' .
eed. Don'l fail to note thVplaL nK gdne 00 ,hort noUce- AU work
Cr' SttCOnd Ave- 15th street SUTCLIPPB BROS.
A Ctly Ftr Aeiea the Btvrr-
flaeh A Haywarl' Elevator De
trye loase and Intamte.
Davenport was visited by one of the
moBt disastrous fires that has come to that
city in years about 6 o'clock last night.
The subject of destruction was Finch &
Hayward's elevator, i. new structure just
built Ibst Bummer.and which had been in
operation since last September. The
structure was total y destroyed, save
boilers and machinery, which were aaved
through the exeniois of the fire de
pttrtment. The building was envel
oped in smoke wben first discovered
when locomotives, mills, shops and fae
tories in the manufacturing district just
east of Rock Island street, began blow
lug their whistles of distress. The paid
department was very prompt in respond
ing, being at the scene about three min
utes after the alarm was sent in. Great
crowds of people men, women and
children almost crazsd with excitement.
lest the screeching of the whistles might
be a premonition of a disastrous confla
gration about to sweep the entire city,
rushed fotward in the direction of the
fire, making their way through the dense
smoke, wondering what building or
buildings were abltize. Some believed
the Eagle works wer j on fire; others, the
Crescent mills, but n ne positively knew
until they were wi.hin a block of the
scene, so clouded with tbe dense and
heavy smoke were ti e highways.
Tbe fire bad galnei such headway be
fore tbe discovery was made tbat it was
beyond control, especially as the exterior
of the building was covered with sheet
iron, while within the flames hissed and
roared, and defied the heroic efforts to
suppress them. Thu firemen might as
well have attempted to penetrate a' vol
cano and subdue the furious forces within
The Dcmotrat-Qxzttte thus describes
Soon as Ilose One and Two, Hooks
One and Chemical arrived, a half dozen
streams were thrown into the building
But tbe firemen, apparently, struggled in
vain. The elevator was one of those "fire
proof" structures, lit entire exterior being
covered with sheet iron, so that nothing
oould be done by tbe deportment in the
way of extinguishing the fire from tbe
outside. For neurl? an hour after the
fire had started, smoke issued from ever;
crack and crevice in the sides and roof of
tbe building. The imnke was not coon
fined to any one part of tbe structure, but
was every where; and was so dense tbat
even when the windows and doors were
broken open, the i.eat of the fire could
not be located. Net until the interior
had been burning for an hour, did a blaze
show itself on tbs outside. Tben the
fire .seemed to have reached every portion
of tbe buildinn. It was one burning
mass and far beyond tbe subjection of
any fire departme.it. The department
brought into service all tbe bose that was
then at their commund over 3.000 feel
surrounded the turning structure on
all sides and let tbe streams play on the
building from one end to the other: but
tbe water seemed io have little effect.
The fire continued t rage in all its fury.
Fierce and heavy si eets of flame leaped
and lapped tbe rafters of the building
until the entire roof of the elevator was
burped loose from Its support and with
a crasb fell down upon the bed of burn
ing grain below. Tbe blocks of sheet
Iron on the roof, subjected to the
icorching boat anl fire, curled, and
were blown like leaves, to the ground.
For a time the Eagl i works and Crescent
mills were threatened. Sparks from an
inch to two inchest hot up into the sky
by the million and were carried as far
west as Brady street, falling on nearly
every building south of Fifth and Brady
and the scene of tbe fire. Streams were
set to playing upon tbe EuQle works and
Cresent mills for an hour or more extin
guishing the sparks that shot down upon
those buildings. The great fire con tins
ued to blaze in all its fury until tbe en
tire elevator was destroyed. The com
panies poured streams upon the fire until
10 o'clock, when the fire was about ex
linguished. CbieJtratman and a num
ber of his men remained on watch during
the night, lest tbe dre should break out
again and imperil the surrounding build
ings. Considering the circumstances of
the situation, the fi emen worked nobly
to save the elevator It did not take the
lire, when it first started, but a few min
utes to reach every part of the elevator,
for tbe dust and cb iff on every floor, in
every nook and corner, were all that was
needed to feed the llame and soon cause
the whole structure to be on fire. It
was the most ditHci.lt fire to attempt to
subdue the fire department has ever been
called to. The exact origin of the fire is
unknown. But three men were employed
in the elevator at the time and they were
just leaving for home when the fire was
discovered. The engineer on the switch
engine in the C. K. I. & P. yards saw
smoke issuing from the roof of tbe
dust room in the eaut end of tbe elevator
and blew the hicomollve's whistle,
giving tbe first signal of alarm.
He then ran bis engine back into the
elevator and pulled out a freight car
loaded with 800 bcshels of barley tbe
only grain saved. The fire is supposed
to have been caused by a spark flying
into the elevator dust room from a loco
motive. Mr. Fincii stales tbat tbe dust
and chaff on the ground outside of tbe
eleyator has often caught fire from a lo
comotive spark an i been extinguished.
Tbe entire loss of Finch & Hayward is
between $40,000 and $50,000 Tbe main
building of tbe elevator was 80 feet wide
by 108 feet in length, and the engine and
boiler room was 40 by SO feet. Then
there was a cob house attached, beside a
scales room large c nough to take in one
car. It was nearly S$00 feet in length.
In tbe elevator w-re 12.000 to 15,000
bushels of wheat, C ,000 to 0.000 bushels
of barley and abou: 600 bushels of oats.
It contained no corn. Tbe loss on the
building ana mactinery is $80,000, and
the insurance a little over $16,000. The
loss on grain is between $15,000 and $20,
000 and ia fully covered by insurance.
The flrnf had recen'.ly put a new machine
in tbe elevator, at oat clipper, costing
$800. Tbe principal companies in which
Finch & Hayward 'vere insured were the
Royal of Liverpool, the Traders of Chi
cago, Orient of Hartford, American of
Philadelphia, Pacific of New York, each
for $2,160 60. Th ;y were also insured
In tbe North America for $1,100; in
the Liverpool, Lcndon and Globe for
$3,500; in tbe Hpringfleld Fire and
Marine and tbe Phoenix of Brooklyn
each for 93.000. Policies are held by
them also in a number of other companies.
A small fire in tt e roof of tbe C. B. &
Q. roundhouse was quenched in its in-
cipiency by a backet brigade, this morn
There was a littl fire at the lower saw
mill this afternooc, but it was promptly
pat out, though Uie Franklins were on
hand ready for sen -ice if. nece ssary.
ALL ABOUT A TEACHER.
Th Enterprise tleliol Imbroll
An Areas Correspndet Talks
Plainly A Question of Honor.
Editor Arops: a
Rock Island, March 18. In reply to
the gentleman who wrote the article
beaded "Defending a School Teacher"
from Cordova, dated February 11, and
which was published in last week's Arocb,
I will say that I have thoroughly ins
formed myself of the facts regarding the
difficulty between tbe Enterprise school
and Mr. R. O. Simpson, the late teacher,
(as the writer suggested in that article)
and I also desire to say before I proceed
farther that the particulars I give herein
are word for word, just as I have received
them from the parties of whom I shall
speak farther on. Tbe party who wrote
the article has had the matter grossly
misrepresented to him, or is speaking with
out foundation. After saying "one ot
your correspondents informs us that the
said teacher was unable to preserve order
in the school and that there was consid
erable fault finding by the parents and
children with him as a teacher," the
the correspondent says tbat "we believe
this assertion to have been made without
foundation." Now in order to prove that
I was correct in my item of several
weeks ago, I quote what Mr. S. himself
said to two of the directors tbe night he
resigned; "I see I cab not govern this
school, as it has too exsulted an opinion
of itself and I will resign." The above
was told to me by Messrs. J. T. Walker
and C. D. Trowbridge, two of the direc
tors, and their truthfullness has never
been questioned. As to the fault-finding,
ask anv person residing in this district
and you will see my assertions are based
upon good foundation.
Tbe correspondent a!so says tbat the
ill-will of tbe scholars was obtained lie
caute of his turning them back in their
books. This is true as far as it goes, but
tbat was not all. He obtained the ill
will of them partly by calling some of
them ungcntlemanly names, such hs
"baby," culie," "frisky," "cattle,
"huck-wood8men," "renegade." etc., for
these names were used, and if anyone de
sires any hotter proof I can give it. As
to turning tbe scholars back in their
books, this was done the first day of
school without any examination as to the
ability of the school. In order to show
to the general public what the school ac
tually was, I give tbe following
which was furnished at my request by
Mr. O. H. Wbeelock. and is exactly as he
composed it. "I wish to say in regard to
tbe standing of the Enterprise scho 1
that I, as teacber, for the winter of 1887
'88, can say that the school is thorough
in its work and as well advanced as anv
I have taught. Regarding deportment,
the students were well behaved and very
respectful to me." Mr. Wheelock has
had six years' experience as a teacber and
I believe his opinion to be as good as
tbat of anyone. The following 1 have
received from Mr. F. E. Bittinger, the
present teacber, who has three years ex
perience and is just as composed by him
"Much having been said about tbe school
at this place, many have formed a wrong
opinion of it. I find tbe school to be
easily governed, and I have not found It
necessary to resort to severe punishment
since taking charge. In point of ad
vancement, I consider the school far
above the average ungraded school
While I believe in thorough work, I also
believe in the American characteristic,
'push.' I have not found it necessary to
turn tbe pupils back; tbe more advanced
have taken up and are rapidly and thor
oughly mastering some of the higher
mathematics and a few other studies not
usually taught in tbe ungraded scbeols.
That they understood fully tbe common
branches was proven in the masterly way
tbe regular county examination was
passed, Feb. 10, 1880. Although I am
crowded with classes, I find this true in
all ungraded schools. I consider Enter
prise school one of which the patrons
may be justly proud." Tbe limited
amount of time only has prevented me
from getting the opinion of several more
of tbe teachers wbo have recently taught
tbe school, and in every case have told
tbe scholars not to allow the next teacher
to turn them back, as they bad done the
work thoroughly. Of these, however, I
take the liberty to name: Mr. C. B. Mar
shall, of Cordova; Mr. H. M. Reynolds,
of .Fort Byron; Miss Grace E. Ken worthy
(now 3lrs. O. M. Healy.) of Bedford.
Iowa; Mr. J. S. Fuller, of Colona; Ml
Lina Chamberlain, of Erie, and Mr. O
H. Wheelock, of Hillsdale. Any person
naving any doubts regarding the truth
fulness or this assertion can test tbe
same by writing or calling upon any of
tbe above named.
lne correspondent further savs
"We are also informed.that those of the
directors wbo did visit tbe school repor
ted it running in good condtion, and Mr
Simpson s methods of teaching good.
Lpon benig interviewed upon this sub
ject. Messrs. Trowbridge and Walker
said that was an absolute falsehood.
as they had never expressed themselves
in any such a way, but on the contrary
that they were not pleased either with
the condition of the school nor the meth
ods of teaching then employed. But tbe
correspondent next flays, "your corres
pondent also informs us tbat he refused
to teach some of the studies which he
agreed to; we understand that there was
no particular studies agreed upon to
teach," etc. Mr. J. F. Walker, who made
the bargain with Mr. 8., says: "At the
time I engaged Mr. S. to teach the school
mentioned the higher-studies that had
been taught in the school previously, and
told bim that we wanted a teacher that
would teach them, and be said, T will be
pleased to teach them, as then I can re
view on them myself.' The extra studies
he did teach were civil government and
physiology each day; elocution and alge
bra evjry alternate day, and said "I have
no use for tbat book, upon being pre
sented a geometry." Mr. Wheelock taught
all of those each day during the term,
and Mr. Bittinger is teaching them now,
and has five more classes per day than
Mr. S. had. I refer you to his commu
nication as to the progress of the school.
Now as to his inability to teach tbe
school, I can prove tbat examples were
taken to bim for explanation that were
never worked, and that he had taken
some of them to his boarding place un
doubtedly to get assistance of Mr. Ben
way, who boarded at the same place as
The anonymous correspondent con
cludes by saying, "we would advise your
correspondent to Investigate more thor
oughly in tbe future before he assails one
whose reputation should remain unsul
lied;" I will say to that party that I have
spent tbe best part of three days Investi
gating this matter, and find tbat I can
substantiate every assertion I make, and
also every assertion I made in the Hills
dale item of several weeks ago. And in
conclusion I will say tbat living as I do
in the midst of this school district, I be
lieve I havo the opportunity of being as
well informed on this subject as tbe per
son who wrote the article; and farther, I
do not reply to the article in order to
injure Mr. Simpson in the least; but I
consider it my duty to defend this school
which has been grossly misrepresented in
the article from Cordova; and also in
defense of myself, as the article has
rather insinuated that through ignorance
and prejudice I have misrepresented,
HuxeoALi Correspondent ,
A crying sin taking babies
Dancing is said to be declining is popu
laxity la England.
Fresh butter at W. C. Maucker's.
Dibbern's fine honey at Maucker's.
Sweet potatoes at C. C. Truesdale's.
C. E. Lewis, of Peoria,is in the city.
M. & K. are having a spring overcoat
Bananas 20 cents per dozen at Trues
Wm. Baker, of Edgington, was in the
The temperature fell from 53 above to
29 last night.
Those $4 85 overcoats are going fast,
at the M. A K.
W. J. Mclntire, of Reynolds, was In
the city today.
J. M. Musser, of Muscatine, dined at
the Harper today. '
Simon Jt Mosenfelder now have their
complete spring stock.
Fine dressed chickens every day this
week at C. C. Truesdale's. -
Miss Nellie Gray is home on a short
visit from Council Bluffs.
Spring overcoat season has opened in
full blast at the M. & K.
Everybody says "the beautiful spring1
overcoats at the M. & K.
Mr. D. 3. Schureman returned from
Cincinnati this afternoon.
f 4.83 for a first class plain, neat, cas-
si mere overcoat, at the M. & K
J. M. Buford today sold the Swiler
property to Mr. J. E. Baker for $l,4O0
You should see those beauties in over
coats M. & K. are selling at $12 and
Some decided bargains have been ad
ded to Simon & Mosenfelder 's special
boys' suit sale.
Judge Smith convened the adjourned
session ot the January term of the circuit
court this afternoon.
Lost A Roman gold coil bracelet.
Finder please return to room 53, Harper
house, and be rewarded.
Max Ecker was put under bonds of $50
by Justice Cooke today for threatening
the life of Godfrey Knockemus.
M. & K. have so many handsome
spring overcoats that it is difficult to de
cide which is the most exquisite.
Simon & Mosenfelder's new spring
stock comprises the richest and most ele
gant novelties for gent's snd boys' wear
ever shown here.
Tuesday's registration was: First ward,
832; Second, 536; Third, 522; Fourth,
459; Fifth. 492; Sixth, 329; Seventh,
386; total. 3.076
Capt. Tom Fuller, of the C, M. & St.
P., is back on bis run after having been
up at Milwaukee renewing his acquaint
ance with his family.
Tbe members of the city council took
a drive over the city In a 'bus this morn
ing in company with Surveyor Paddock,
who, ex plained his system of grades, etc.
Charles Hollacher. manager and cap
tain of tbe Davenport cluh, arrived from
Philadelphia this morning. The signing
of players will begin at once.
Chairman Jos. H. Kerr, of tbe demo
cratic city township committee, us called
au important meeting for next Saturday
evening, at the rooms of the Island City
Moline is now agitating the subject of
street paving. Tbe Business Men's associ
ation of tbat city, which was organized
soon after tbe Rock Island Citizens' Im
provement association, has appointed a
committee to investigate tbe matter.
A "salad sociable" will be held in the
lecture room of the Central church on
Friday evening.under the auspices of the
aid society. An interesting programme
is being prepared and a good time is ex
pected. Refreshments will be served.
With the coming of the spring, which
is fairly approaching, tbe ladies will save
time, trouble and money by bringing
their lace curtains and all such things
that require great attention, to tbe Rock
Island Steam Laundry. Prices very
moderate and work first class.
Parents should not miss the opportu
nity of buying boys' suits, fully one
third below regular prices. Simon &
Mosenfelder are offering this chance in
their special boys' suit sale. All grades
included from the cheapest to the finest.
Tbe formal announcement appears
elsewhere of the candidacy of John Clarke
for the democratic nomination for the
office of police magistrate. Mr. Clarke,
while being in every way qualified to dis
charge tbe duties of the office, is very
popular with all, and especially has he
many friends among tbe old soldiers,
having served throughout the war. His
nomination is all that is essential to election.
The ferry will be making regular trips
The Josephine leaves St. Louis for
Rock Island next Wednesday.
The new St. Louis, St. Paul and Miu
neapolls Packet company has arranged
to have bars on its boats this season.
Tbe Pilot came down from Le Claire
this morning.and the Dick Clyde steamed
up from the Rock Island boat yards.
The Clyde is one of Capt. Whitney's
fleet and it left this morning with seven
barges for Keokuk to commence work
upon Capt. Whitney's government con
tract work there. Capt. Whitney will
take the Coal Bluff and the remainder of
his fleet down to Hannibal to commence
work there in a few days.
In tbe ladles' parlors at tbe Harper
house at 1:80 this afternoon, Rev. G. W.
Que officiated in the service which united
in marriage Mr. Ira D. Shotwell, of
Vinton, Iowa, and Miss Clara Sheriff, of
Reynolds. The happy ceremony was
performed in the presence of a few rela
tives and friends of tbe bride and groom.
At the residence of Capt. and Mrs.
Piuneo yesterday afternoon, Magistrate
Bennett united in marriage Mr. Charles
Brehme and Miu Lizzie A. Sackville, of
'Squire Cooke united in marriage today
W. H- Miller and Miss Annie Meyer, of
Far Pollen Mazlatrate.
I desire to hereby announce myself as
a candidate for the office of police mag
istrate subiect to the action of tha demo
cratic city-township convention, and ask
iac support ox au wno imnx; me worthy
' Job Clause.
A fine Display.
J. T. Dixon, the artistic tailor, is al
ways on deck at this season of the year
with a full line of the latest patterns in
foreign and domestic suitings, which he
has nicely displayed at his store. Mr.
Dixon's long acquaintance with the pub
lic of this city enables him to select only
those fabrics which he knows will sell
readily and this year sees him with a finer
and larger stock than ever. Mr. Dixon
always guarantees suits to be made in tbe
latest styles and to fit, and his prices are
Mr. Henry Schroeder has removed his
butcher shop to No. 223 Twentieth street,
next door to Hansgen's grocery, where he
has a nicer and cleaner shop. Tbe new
establishment is supplied with all the
conveniences for tbe prosecution of his
business, and will always be supplied
with flrstclass meat.
The undersigned would respectfully
announce to his friends and tbe public
tbat he is a candidate for township col
lector, subject to tbe will of the demo
cratic city township convention.
C. A.. Steel, - Manager.
Monday, March I 8th.
First appearance of the woild famous
Mr. John F, Bhodes. Solo Violinist.
Mr. Paul Mende, Violinist.
Herr Oscar Huetschel, Solo Flute.
Mr. Paul Stoeving, Solo Viola.
Mr. Louis Blumenberg,
Miss Anne Carpenter,
Prima Donna Soprano.
Note Thl will be the grandest treat of maelc
ti4 the treateet q-iinteite tbat ha ever before
visiiea our c.iy. MeesrTea eeata nave Deen piac
ed at $1 .00 and first three rowe Id balcony TSo.
CITY TOWNSHIP ELECTION
Notice Is hereby given that on Taeeday, the
secoca amy or April, lsew. in tne city or mock
Island, an election will be held tor tbe following
One Mayor for two year.
Ona City Clerk (or two years.
One City Attorney for two years.
One City Treasurer for two years.
One Police Magistrate for four vasts.
One Alderman in the First ward for two years.
One Alderman in the Second ward for to year.
One Alderman in tho Third ward for two years.
une Aiaerman o toe r oann war ror two years.
One Alderman in the Fifth ward for two years.
One Alderman in the Sixth ward for two years.
One Alcerman in the Seventh ward for two years
Ana ou a proposition by reromuon or tue city
council ror'- "Againel" selling tne city water
(me Supervisor for one year.
Four Assistant Supervisors for one year.
One Assessor for one year.
One Collector for one yeiir
Two Justices of tbe Peace tor four years.
Three Constables for four years.
Which election will bo opened at 8 o'clock in
the morning and continue open nnUl 7 o'clock In
tbe afternoon of tbat day.
Citv and Town Cleik.
Dated this tub day of March, 1699.
Wednesday Evening, M'cti 13.
Admission 35 Cents.
Oood order maintained. Objectionable
characters strictly prohibited.
Street cars for Moline after dance.
and a full line of
Under Rock Island Uouae.
Brownson the Hatter,
Second and Main street,
We oiler Farm Loans at follows:
Iowa and Missouri 6.
Nebraska and South Dakato 7.
Unable to get T per cent Iowa and Missouri
Loans, we can recommend, we are compelled to
icdnce onr rate to 6M per cent..
In Nebraska and South Dakota 7 per cent
commands the best loans.
In Iowa and Missouri cheap Eastern Money
hat t jrced Choice loans to H per cent
or even per cent.
fy Inveetors are Invited to inspect loans we
have oa hand tor sale.
Monday, March 10,
Will open the finest line of
they have ever shown. In all qualities and shades.
Call and see.
Have received from one of the largest Cloak Manu
facturers in the country, a very large
BEADED WRAPS in latest styles quality the best.
Show this week at elegant line of EMBROIDERIES,
in very finest quality from narrow edge
to skirting lengths.
Rock Island. Illinois.
A Mammoth Stock
y--ryyfV' 1 5"-! f.v! I
, li-r-ii &W 111
t.-M l3 3 r i ;? . a ii
i .if fed; J l'TPt"-
1ARGER THAN EVER:
and three times as large as any other establishment in
this city can be seen at the popular store of
CLEMANN & SALZNIANU.
- JBAfcM a. I a
They buy direct from the Manufacturers, thus saving the
wholesale dealeis' profits and are enabled to command the
No. 1525 and 1527 Second Ave.,
The only Double Front Store in Rock Island.
U. B. ZIMMER
Opp. Harper House,
-IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF-
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Gall and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
:CITY PAINT SHOP:
DRUCKMILLER & CO.,
-All kiudt ot-
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsomining.
C7AU work warranted and done to order on short notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenue.
Greatest Bargains Ever Offered
IN ROCK ISLAND IN"
BOOTS and SHOES
Childrens' Shoes - - 10, 15, 25 and 60 cents.
Childrens' H. C. School shoes, - - 85c and $1.00
Misses best School shoes, .... fl.25 .
Misses H. C. Fancy Lace shoes, - - - $1.50
Ladies' Slippers, - - 50c, 65c, 75c and $1.00
Ladies' Grain Button shoes, .... f l.oo
Ladies' Fine Dongola Button shoes, - - $1.75
Ladies' Fine Dongola Hand Turned shoes, - $2.75
Mens' solid Working shoes, .... $1.00
Mens' Congress, Buttons and Bale, - $1.50 and $2.00
all other goods in proportion.
HTI will guarantee better goods and lower prices than any other firm in the
three cities or refund money.
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, 1818 Second Atoma.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE, . .. PIONEER SHOE STORE,
28 Fifth Avenue. ; 1712 Becond Avenue.