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title: 'The Marlboro democrat. (Bennettsville, S.C.) 1882-1908, January 31, 1908, Image 9',
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WHICH OCCURED DURING THE
A vS.vd Group, Some Sleepy Chick
ens, A Fire Extinguisher,
are Among the Number.
Among the most "touching" in
cidents ot' tho recent lire may li
classed this one as related by a
c.ye witness, who, however, ga\\
no names and for the same reason
this is a ''nameless"' article.
There was a group standing last
Friday morning watching thc
progress ol' the lire in front of thc
recont stand ol' the Marlboro Drug
Company. Their faces were lon*:
drawn and very .sad and they
watched thc rapid progress of thc
destructive monster with dread
and trembling. v'l tell you sin
will go in a minute," said one willi
un anxious look on his face. "Won
tier if we could lind some menin
of saving it,"1 another of the grotll
ejaculated with his careworn fact
turned toward the blaze. "Oh
Kellows there she <j;oes, "cried an
other one ol' the heavily ladei
when the Hames at last consum?e
the building and its contents
Casting one. long last look at tin
falling debris the group disperse?
looking very funereal and lifeless
On inquiry it was found tim
tho cause ol' il all was the destruc
tion of a gallon ol' grain alcohol.
"The crashing timbers and th
'falling walls were keeping the ai
lively and everyone was makin;
frantic efforts to lieht the Hames
"Ohl .lohn." shouted one at th
top of his voice, "Brina me an
Other bucket of water. 1 was get
tine' in good work around lien
Thc lire is not so dangerous.
When John got there ho found Iii
speaker gazing at sonic vapc
which was arising from son:
bricks near tho burning building
and on which ho had boen busy
keeping water to prevent them
Under one house which was sit
uated near a burning structure
were several chickens, lt was evi
dently too carly for them to rise
for they appeared to bo totally
unconscious of their danger. Tho
lire crept nearer and nearer and
li nal ly became so hot that thc
'eathers of thc chickens begun to
cordi. Throe of tho gang, an old
i rooster and two hens, at length
I leeided that they bad enough and
made a hasty exit. The other two
lingered, wrapt in slumber and
glorying in visions of coming
feasts on tho morrow. Nearer and
nearer drew tho Hames, and hotter
and bollol* they got. Suddenly
tho tails of both tho hens got
on lire and they awoke with a
start and a very warm feeling?
Jumping to thou* foot thoy made
for tho opening and no sooner bad
they hit tho outside than they ti
r?se on their wings and loft be
hind them only an odor of scorch
About thc time the Bristow
house bad about burnell to tho
ground a small colored citizen ran
down Marlboro street shouting,
"lire! lire! Mrs. Brist6w\s house is
o i lire."
Ono gentleman who was sleep
ing in the Skye hotel tho night of
tho lire says that he was roused
by tho sound of breaking glass,
(ilass was falling everywhere, and
at li rsl ho imagined that he was in
a sleet storm. Hui he said that on
second inspection he saw a man's
leg slicking through and heard tho
fellow shouting, "wake that man
in there and toll him tho hotel is
TOR SA LE.
12 aunes i i,wii horse wagons I one
herse wagons with gin. also fanning
tools for a 12 horse farm, will sell
cheap for lack o? use.
W. S. Ml >WRY
How to Get the Greatest Possible Yield per Acre
^Jlt is~*aT well-known
scientific fact that in
order to produce the
very greatest possible
yield from any soil it
must contain an actual
excess over and above
all demands that can
possibly bc made on it
by thc plants.
Many farmers will feed their
stock as much nourishing food
as they can possibly assimi
late, yet will starve their crops
on tho mistaken notion that
they are "economizing" on fer
tilizer. The experiences of
farmers, government experts,
thc fact that
plants, like ani
mals, need thc
amount of nour
they can obtain
if they are to bc
developed to thc utmost.
The economy in fertilizers
is not in thc amount used but
in thc ratio of quality to cost.
arc thc best in the
world for thc least
money. More than
one million tons were
sold to Southern farm
ers last year ; and every
year the demand be
The best results in
producing corn, the
good old stand-by crop
of the South, follow thc
application of 200 to
300 pounds of thc right
fertilizer. Virginia - Carolina
Fertilizers will greatly "in
crease your yields per acre"
of corn or any other crop, even
on poor land-and thc most
wonderful result.i arc produced
through ils usc on good land.
Write today to thc nearest
office of the Vir
pany for a copy
of their latest
Year Book or
of thc most valu
able and unpre
tion for planters and farmers.
Richmond, Va. Durham, N. C.
Norfolk. Vn. . > Charleston, S. C.
Columbia, S. C. Baltimore Sill.,
Shreveport, La. j
S Having bought out I
1 E. V. Moore's stock, I 1
9 am now prepared to fill I
H your orders. I carry J|
I af"eof i
1 Groceries, 1
I Dry Goods I
I and Shoes fl
I GOODS RIGHT |
1 PRICES RIGHT I
Your patronage isso
licited and satisfaction
guaranteed, 'Phone 1
your orders to 227 and
goods will be delivered
at your residence.
Make my store head- j
quarters while in town.
This up-to-date store
is located on Broad St. 1
below the Union Sa
I Phone 227 Ti!'A 11
H ? <E? o
The temporary shutting dowe, of thc Scott Lumber Company at n^nnoto
and business reasons demand that ? reduce my stock. ? will therefore
Sell at Actual Cost
chance, as all these goods were bought before the market went
up. Be certain and attend this sale for it will last only 10 days.
Goods must go and R,ock Bottom prices will prevail.
Remember the date, Wednesday, Jan. 29, and continuing 10 days only.
A. C. McRAE, Marlboro, S. C.
Groceries not included in the above cost sale.