Barrington Column Transcription, March 24, 1894
March 24, 1894
Barrington Visited by Another Fire Early Thursday Morning.
A.W. MEYER & CO. SUFFER.
Prompt Assistance by Our Citizens Saves a Handsome Business Block and One of the Finest Stores Outside of Chicago—The Loss as Near as Can be Estimated at the Time of Going to Press Will Probably be $1,500, Mostly Caused by Smoke and Water. Early Thursday morning the cries of fire again awakened slumbers and upon investigation the well appointed and complete general merchandise store of A. W. Meyer & Co. was found to be enveloped in smoke. To Miss Phillips’ presence of mind and quick action is due the honor of saving the building and store and probably the lives of the persons living in the second story. Miss Phillips spent Wednesday night with her cousin, Miss Nellie Gray, and was returning to the home of Mr. Alverson’s where she is employed, and who live in the second story just above the store. About 6 o’clock as she was entering the hallway she discovered the fire, and rushing through the stifling smoke and aroused the family after which she ran to the house of Mr. A. W. Meyer, arousing the people on the way by her cries of “fire!” which was soon taken up by others, a special through freight stopping long enough to sound the alarm.
Mr. A. W. Meyer lost no time in searching his store, being the first one to arrive, and did not stop to try to unlock the combination lock on the front door, but took a jump clear through the heavy plate glass door feet first, the smoke being so dense that he was compelled to grope his way up the rear of the store where the fire originated. To so this he was compelled to go into L. F. Schroeder’s hardware store to see if there was any fire in the elevator shaft, as the heat had shut off the entrance to the shaft in his store. When he found the fire had not yet burned through the shaft he took hope and at once secured buckets of water and applied it to good advantage, and after he had used a bucket or two he was certain that he could save his business and building. Soon the citizens responded to the call and assisted in the work of saving the building, and the bucket brigade deserve this their first victory, but had the fire had another 25 minutes start it would have been impossible too have saved the building and contents. Fortunately no great damage was done.
The fire seems to have started in the rear end of the shelving of the grocery department and made its way back towards the elevator shaft, wrecking everything in its way, especially did it play havoc among the syrup and flour, bursting the barrels and letting the syrup run on the floor, producing an awful heat which almost made it impossible to remain on the inside but the windows were soon thrown open, letting in a draft of wind that soon cleared the room of smoke. Although the fire only burned in the rest of the store the ceiling was blistered also in the front. As soon as Mr. Alverson was awakened he at once assisted Miss Phillips in arousing the town. Messrs. H. Hawley, Sam Seebert and Mr. Peters were among the first to respond and by bursting in the side door with a ram affected an entrance directly to the fire, and Mr. Peters lost no time in getting up the elevator and extinguishing what might have been a serious conflagration. The cause of the fire is a mystery. The damage to the building and fine stock of goods will probably exceed $1,500, which is covered by insurance.
HAD A GOOD TIME.
About forty couples, members of the Barrington Social Club and their friends, gathered in Stott’s Hall last Friday night to enjoy an exhilarating and very pleasant hop. At 8:30 sharp the orchestra enlivened the atmosphere with the strains that charm the savage beast and soon had the floor covered with fleet feet and smiling faces—a scene that resembled a fairy land more than anything else. At 12 o’clock thirty couples partook of a bountiful repast served at the Vermilya Hotel. The following was the menu: Oysters Stewed, Oysters Raw, Raddishes, Celery Onions, Beets, Pickles, Cucumber Pickles, Cold Ham and Beef, Pressed Chicken, Biscuits, Oranges, Bananas, Apples, Cranberry Sauce, Cream Cake, Orange Cake, Chocolate Cake, Cheese, Coffee, Tea After lunch they returned to the hall and resumed their dancing, going home in the wee small hours, fully satisfied with their evening’s enjoyment.
THE PEOPLE’S CAUCUS
Last Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock there was held a caucus in the Columbia Hotel in the village of Barrington, Town of Cuba, at which the following candidates were placed in nomination.
For supervisor—G. H. Comstock was nominated by acclamation.
For Town Clerk—Miles T. Lamey received the nomination by acclamation.
For Assessor—Charles Davlin received 23 votes, George Heimerdinger 19 votes.
Mr. Davlin was declared to be the regular nominee.
For Collector—John Welch received 31 votes and F. A. Cady 24 votes on the second ballot.
Mr. Welch was declared the regular nominee for collector.
For Commissioner of Highways—Charles Miller received 35 votes and Jay Bennett 12 votes.
Mr. Miller was thereupon declared the regular nominee.
For Justice of the Peach—H.T. Pixley received the nomination by acclamation.
For Constable—John Welch was nominated by acclamation.
It was voted to have printed on the ballots the “Proposition to pay District road tax in money.”
ST. ANN’S CHURCH—Catholic—Services every other Sunday at 9 a.m.—Rev. Father A. R. Clancy, Pastor.
EVANGELISCHE ST. PAUL’S CHURCH—Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning service 10:30 o’clock—Rev. E. Hahn, pastor.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH—Services every Sunday morning 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School 12 m. Evening service 7 p.m. Prayer meeting, Friday evening, 7:30 p.m.—Rev. R. Bailey, pastor.
THE EVANGELISCHE CHURCH.—Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning service 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.—Rev. J. B. Elfrink, pastor.
EVANGELISCHE SALEM CHURCH—Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning service 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 7:30 p.m. Young People’s meeting, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening, 7:30. Rev. M. L. Schuster, pastor.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.—Services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath school at 11:45 a.m. Junior League 8 p.m. Epworth League 6:15 p.m. Bible Study Thursday evening at 7:30. Prayer meeting, Friday, 7:30 p.m.—E. W. Ward, Pastor.
A CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our friends for the prompt and able assistance given us in extinguishing the fire at our store Thursday morning. A.W. MEYER & CO.
DR. MOORE’S LECTURE.
One of the finest, inspiring, uplifting and ennobling lectures was given in the M. E. Church Friday evening, March 16th, by Dr. C. A. Moore, under the auspices of the Epworth League. “The Man for the Times” was the subject of Dr. Moore’s lecture. He held that the most essential point of a man for the times was good, solid, common sense. A man with a good supply of common sense is made better by education but if he lack this essential, common sense, he is made no better. Another point he made was Do not ride a hobby. Many more valuable points we might mention but for lack of space we have mentioned only a few main points. The lecture was said by many to be worth the entire price of the course of
The following is a list of the letters remaining in the post office at Barrington, Illl, March 22, 1894,
Garns John C.
Meyer Mrs. Ludwig 1
Mavis Miss Tenna
M. B. McINTOSH,
Miles T. Lamey, the insurance agent, made a business trip to Chicago Thursday.
Miss Effelyn Runyan will teach another term at the White School House.
Ed Golding, the Wauconda tonsorial artist, was on our streets yesterday. Ed is having built a Steam yacht for use on Banggs Lake, which will be of the very best make.
If you have a picture you would like to have enlarged E. M. Block can do it.
Did you see Herman Schwemm’s new road wagons? They are light and ride like a hammock. They are just the thing to take your girl out for a ride. They are cheap.
Last Saturday afternoon while one of our expressmen was drawing a load of empty beer kegs from Mr. Mundhenke’s to the depot he upset in the mud breaking his wagon somewhat and dumping out his kegs.
An Easter entertainment, consisting of choice songs, dialogues and recitations will be given by the Sunday School of the Baptist Church next Sunday evening, March 25th. A very enjoyable time is anticipated. All are welcome.
The New York Sun calls the new tariff patchwork “A bill to make Republicans.” That is not necessary. The “change” which the Democratic administration brought with it made the country Republican by a large majority, and the people are only waiting to vote the change out of existence.
The remains of Mrs. Kate Grace, wife of Mr. Grace, proprietor of the Grace Hotel of Chicago, arrived on Wednesday noon train en route to Wauconda, where they were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery on Thursday.
Mr. Robertson is shingleing and remodeling his house, and this will be followed by a new coat of paint. This will add greatly to the appearance of his already handsome residence.
There is a scheme on foot to move the Ferris wheel from its present location to the center of Garfield Park, Chicago, the purchase price being $100,000, and the Minnette Club, one of the leading organizations of the West Side, is at the head of the scheme.
Rev. Williamson, D. D.; delivered a lecture to men only in Stott’s Hall at 3 o’clock. Despite the inclement weather the services were attended by about sixty-eight promising young men. Another lecture will be given at the same time and place tomorrow, at which all will receive a Bible study. Let all our young men attend.
Who says Barrington’s coming generation are not going to be Hustlers? The fact that two of them, and them two of the fair sex and not yet out of school, put up their signs on one of our new building one for “insurance agent” and the other “real estate agent” should certainly dispel any doubts our citizens may have in that line. We have great faith in our town.
Mr. F. J. Meier received a fine new ice box Thursday. It was made by the Wolf, Sayers & Heller Mfg. Co., and is 9 feet and 10 inches high, 10 feet 6 inches long and 9 feet wide. It was put up in their new quarters at once and enables this enterprising merchant to accommodate all his patrons in the best of style. Call and see him in his new quarters.
Mr. J. G. Elfrink called Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Vermilya spent Sunday at Woodstock.
Choice Bottle Pickles at A. W. Meyer & Co.
Rev. Robert Bailey will preach an Easter sermon Sunday morning.
Editor J. B. Coykendall and wife spent Sunday in Wauconda.
If you want a good soft bed E. M. Blocks has got them.
Mrs. Hartman spent Saturday and Sunday with friends at Nunda.
J. C. Dobler is cementing a repairing his cellar.
H. D. A. Grebe made a business trip to Chicago Friday.
If your furniture is broken E. M. Blocks will mend it.
Look for a wedding in Barrington soon.
Try A. W. Meyer & Co.’s Perfection Rolled Oats.
C. W. Gilmer of Wauconda was in town Monday.
H. Schwemm went to Chicago Monday on business.
For furniture repairing go to E. M. Blocks.
F. H. Frye made a business trip to Chicago Monday.
H. D. A. Grebe received some fine gasoline stoves Wednesday.
The Woodmen gained four new members last Wednesday.
The K. O. T. M. tent received four new applications Wednesday.
Twenty-two pounds Granulated Sugar for $1.00 at A. W. Meyer & Co.
Mr. Wallace Wood has rented the rooms that are to be fixed up over F. J. Meier’s meat market.
The Rev. Mr. Ward, pastor of the M. E. Church, was a pleasant caller Wednesday.
If your furniture is broken, E. M. Blocks will mend it.
Miss Helen Waller has recovered from a severe attack of the mumps and is able to go to school again.
Mr. Will Hobein is able to attend to business again after a severe attack of the mumps.
E. M. Blocks had charge of the funeral of Mrs. Grace, who was buried in Wauconda Thursday.
Mr. Harry G. Vermilya took a pleasant trip to Wauconda Monday evening.
Three bars Yum Yum Toilet Soap, for 12 cents at A. W. Meyer & Co. Try it.
Misses Evelin and Florence Davlin and brother of Wauconda were in the city Saturday.
Frank Searles is painting with Mr. Kirmse in place of Mr. Bennett.
Miss Effelyn Runyan attended the Teachers meeting and entertainment at Wauconda Saturday.
Editor A. L. Mullen of the Wauconda Leader called in to see us Monday on his way to Chicago.
Bennett & Kirmse hardoiled A. W. Meyer’s rooms over his store last Saturday.
Mr. Frank Harrower of Chicago will spend his one weeks vacation at his parents’ country home near this city.
Mr. J. Charles Harrower, who is attending school at Evanston expects to spend his vacation at home.
Miss Esther Elvidge, assistant primary teacher of the M. E. Sunday School, gave the teacher, Mrs. J. H. Harrower, and her class a party last Saturday afternoon. Eighteen children were present, their ages ranging from 10 months old to 7 years respectively. The little ones enjoyed themselves as children can, playing marbles, drop the handkerchief, hunt the thimble, etc. Many conundrums were given and guessed and a few pieces were recited. Twenty biscuit and jelly cookies with a big raisin on each, pattie cakes with a mysterious little candy doll baked in each cake (for a souvenir), popcorn, hickory nuts and taffy, chocolate caramels, dates and peanuts were served. Good nights were then said, and if the old adage in true that actions speak louder than words they had a good time.
Mr. A. G. Coykendall of Wauconda, one of the editors of the Wauconda Leader, passed through Barrington Monday on his way to Platteville, Colo., where he will spend a few weeks with his father and brother. Some time ago he was under the care of Dr. Dawson of Wauconda on account of pneumonia and lung troubles, which confined him to his bed. Dr. Dawson called on Dr. Richardson of Barrington for consultation, both doctors agreeing to a point and it was under their directions that he sought a change of climate in order to regain his health.
D. John Williamson, D. D., who is conducting the Bible meetings at the Methodist Church, is one of the Chautauqua Assembly Bible Instructors. Don’t fail to hear him at once for the meetings close Sunday night. Services every afternoon and evening at 3 and 7:15. A special meeting Saturday at 3 p.m. for school children over 12 years of age. A special meeting Sunday at 3 p.m. in Mr. Stott’s hall for men only and boys over 14 years of age. A copy of Dr. Williamson’s bible readings will be given to each person attending the Sunday afternoon meeting.
The United States secret service from Des Moines are trying to annihilate one of the most enterprising gang of counterfeiters that ever graced the leaf of criminal history. Their output as near as can be estimated amounts to $500,000, and their money will deceive even the bankers, containing the same ring, and as much good silver and alloy as Uncle Sam’s genuine dollar. Their profit is said to be 51 cents on the $1, owing to the price of silver. The officers have a clew which they hope will lead to the arrest of the whole gang.
Dr. Moore gave one of the most instructive and inspiring lectures under the auspices of the Epworth League ever heard in this town. The Epworth League were so pleased with it that at the business meeting, held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Harrower, it was decided to ask Dr. Moore to come again in the near future.
Do not fail to go to hear Dr. John Williamson, the revivalist, at the M. E. Church this week. He is a very interesting expounder of the Bible, and you will enjoy hearing him. He is original and can explain in a way that is both interesting and instructive.
Lost—A small black satin handbag in Barrington, March 2nd. It contained a new pocketbook, a ball of crochet cotton partly crocheted, a pen knife, a pair of black yarn mittens, and a pocket handkerchief. Finder will receive suitable reward by leaving at J. C. Plagge’s store.
Vegetole is much better and cheaper than Lard. Try it. At A. W. Meyer & Co.
Large line of white wash brushes and paint brushes at A. W. Meyer & Co.
Mr. R. Baumann called Monday morning and subscribed for the News.
Will McClaine,Will Lamphire and Lou Hill of Wauconda were in Barrington Monday.
Mr. Isaac Hulme of Elgin, who helped organize the K. O. T. M. tent here was in town Tuesday.
Mr. Charles O. Winger is having plans drawn for a new house, and will build up as soon as possible.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Pixley spent Sunday with friends and relatives in Elgin.
Prof. Blackman of Chicago will sing at the Easter services at the M. E. Church.
If you want cheap furniture and good, go to E. M. Blocks, Barrington.
Mr. Frank Hawlister was a pleasant caller Tuesday and subscribed for the News.
Mr. Paddock, editor of four leading county papers, of Libertyville, was a pleasant called Monday.
There were four parties on our streets looking for property in our pretty village last Saturday. They hailed from Chicago.
C. L. Pratt moved to Wauconda last Friday, where he will make his home in the future. Mr. Pratt will still continue in the insurance business.
Mr. M. A. Bennett has quit painting for the time being and has accepted a position in F. Meier’s meat market.
Another Drop in Flour. Try a sack of A. W. Meyer & Co.’s Best Minnesota Flour.
The Chicago Herald delivered to your residence or place of business every day for 17c a week; without Sunday paper 12c. Drop a postal in the post office to Eddie Ernst.
HOUSE and LOT FOR SALE--$1,500 will buy a pretty little home in the village of Barrington. House nearly new and pleasantly located. For particulars inquire of Postmaster or M. C. McIntosh.
All village orders dated prior to December 1st, 1893, will be paid on presentation to Miles T. Lamey, Village Treasurer.
Mr. Frank Sodt was acting in the capacity of superintendent of the Barrington schools last Wednesday during the absence of Prof. Smith.
J. M. Thrasher made a business trip to Palatine Tuesday. He is accompanied by Isaac Hulme of Elgin who will assist him in organizing a tent of the Maccabees in that city.
Mr. Hobbs, representing the insurance companies, is down from Chicago, adjusting the loss sustained by A. W. Meyer & Co. at the fire the other morning.
The latest and prettiest Designs in Wall Paper at A. W. Meyer & Co.
FOR SALE CHEAP—A good Universal cook stove. Good baker. For particulars inquire at the News’ office.
It don’t pay to take a pail of milk to the White Eagle show, especially when you put it under the steps, for if you do you may find the milk gone and the pail filled with water. It happened this week.
WANTED—A boy to learn the printer’s trade. Apply in person to The Barrington News.
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