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FREEFOBT, ILL., a A BLAZE IN EAST TMEPORT. Til.-'. "K DBFAllTMKNT CA '/t. Tl) OTJT /•!• Ut'W LAST •%•;< nr. -.'. VKV r.iiU- »AK!i!l';.; MAMPNH Hliol 1 IS THAMES. Last night about ir.ISO sntne of Hie railroad hoys nt t»e. SI. Paid depot saw u bright light i'i U'C vc'nity of Taylor's Park, nnd they mi uYseil Umt a budding wivs on Urn, HO they n-vned in mi iilann which WPS promptly respond* I'd to by tlio Fi:o Department. The fire proved to bo at Juice Biubaker'd machine shop, nnd it was a'l ablaze by tho time the firemen reached tlievo. They attached Die hose, to tho nearest hydrant which is loivUnl in P.-ont of Win. IIurriH 1 residence. It took i>'l tlio hose on the cart (J100 feoi) to reach tlio flro, find IIP a result the ('"-emeu coi>'d only throw one stream. Tho building wan coimiructed of wood, there was a strong wind blowing and the building burned like tinder, therefore the Oremen could not t.ccoinpli.ih mini). They worked fulthful'y, and l.epl. li'.o Ilimies from spreading to tlio ndjo'.iin.; buildings. The building waH ir.ed by Mr. Buibaker as a machine sho;). Hi 1 mannfactuvod churns, hotel true'.::, elc. He had been working in tho shop in tho afternoon, but supposed that lie luul llxed things so there would bo IM> danger from lire. All )iin tools and everything he had in the shop were biined. The concern was insured for $8(1(1 in a Kliode Island company, but this wi'l not cover his loss. A few yours ago Mr. Brubaker's barn burned "down, and in that iire ho Iwst a lot of tools, etc. Jake has been unfortunate, hill he has plenty of pluck and energy and "wit! soon be orrrrifrfrot again. Joffery at Rookford. In regard to General Manager Jeff- cry's trip to Rockford, the <!>'/«•/• says: Tho olllcials of the Illinois Central railroad were in tho city Monday. They came in their special car, which was o. n. 13. an bay up tho solid picked watch in Sanford's in not house made Mrs. Mr. and the who surroundings, clow his of the Hunting

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 04 May 1888, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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