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[rFrom the Laurensville Hierald.]
The Old Continental Hotel and Trayn
ham & ial's Block lin Ashes.
About day-break Thursday morning.
15th inst., the alarm of fire was heard
by our citizens, and intuitively almost
everybody made hi the direction of the
ok1 Continental Hotel building, which,
for some time past, has an ominous t in
darbok. The fire raged fearfully, it
being nompletely past control when
dliscovered. It appears that the tire
originated in the store-room of Dr. B.
E. Martin, as the explosions oi cart
ridges were heard iln that direction be
fore the flames were discovered In any
other portion of the 'building. Mr.
Easterby, a cotton buyer at this place.
was the first to discover the presence
of fire. Waking up and linding tihe
room full of smoke, he awoke Mr.
Balle Crisp, who was sleeping wilh
him, and Mr. Crisp, remembering that
I here had been a little fire left in the
adjoining room, hurried thither, think
ing that possibly a coal might have
popped out on the carpet and set it on
fire. Mr. Crisp says that whenm he
leached the adjoining room he found
that the fire had all died omit. and tie
room was Completely tilled with smoke.
le ran all through the building, how
ever, in his night-clothes. awakeiiing
his family and the guest -ome of
whoin barely escaped vith the . lives.
All the furniture of the Hotel, togeth
er with property and clothing of Aomne
of the boarglers, was totally consu med.
Chief of P'olice Langston, who was
the first person at the fire, assisted hy
Mr. J. IV. Fowler, was attemptimr to
enter the store-room of Dr. Martin
-when a keg of powder exploded and
blowed them some distmnee from the
burning building. They are not
t bought to be seriously hurt. but Mr.
Fowler's iijiles are troubling him a
great deal just now. The entire stock
of goods of Dr. B. E. Martin was en
tirely consumed. The-lamnes from tihe
Hotel building soon vommlnunicated to
Messrs. Trainhan & Dial's block of
brlck buildings, and imade short work
of the same. A part of their stock,
however, was saved ; and it vas by
dint of the hardest work that the
buildings of Mr. S. Rt. T~odd~ and~
Messrs. Mills & Robertson were savedI.
When we consider the fact that we are
butt p~oorly prepar'ed in c-ase of l1re, it
wvould seemI alimost impllossible to hamve
saved these buildings.
Dr. B. E. Martin's stock was insured
in the New York Underwriter's and
Continental Insurance companies to
1 he amiounit of $1,000 ini each company.
Dr. J. A. Barksdale, and Leake &
P.atton, Agents. Nothing saved.
TIhe Hotel furniture of Mr. Crisp
was insuredl in thme Home Insurance Co.
to the amount of only $250. Nothing
McGhee & Gilkerson's stock was ini
suredl in dlifferent Companies to the
amount of 5.500. Part of stock saved.*
Reidy & Bleakely's stock was cover
ed by $3,000 insurance in the Virginia
.Home, and North Britisn Mercantile
Companies. Tray nham & Dial, Agents
Part of stock saved.
The stock of goods of Messrs. Tr'ay n
ham & Dial was covered by insurance
in the following Companies:
$1,800 in Factors and Traders Com
pany ; $2,000 in Virginia Home Coin
p~any,$2,200 in German American Com
pany ; $2,500 in North British and
Mercantile Comp-mny; $2,400 in the
City~of Londlon Company.
While everybody did their full duty,
we miust say that our Policemen and
T1owni Council worked like Trojans.
M1r. Hugh Cannady was in charge ol
the Dray wagon belonging to the
(Councii and worked like a beaver in
endeavoring to keel) up a supply of wa
ter, while Mr. Langston was none th<
The colored people, as usual. corn.
batted with the flames with their usua
heroism. All pralise to their manhl3
PULTL TH E BELL.-On one1 of the
NOr'thern1 trains recently was an old la
dy3, Who0 eviden ltly ha1d never before
made a railroad journey. After look
ing about hei some time in curiosity,
her eyes alighted on the bell 1 ie and
she asked the water boy, who just
happeneid to be passing at the time,
what is that for. "IThat, inarm,"' said
the boy, with a wicked twinkle inl his
eVe, "is to ring the bell when you
want anything to eat," and passed on.
Shortly after the old lady got down the
family nmbrella and reaching up1) to the
bell line gave It a vigorous pill. Of
course the brakes were applied, the
windows thrown tp. (Iuestionus asked.
the old1 lady sitting Calmly through
the confusion. Presently the condte
tor came rushing into the ear, exclaim
ji. g, "Who pulled the bell?" "1 did,"
replied the old lady. meekly. "OVell,
what (10 You wait?" snapped t hA oftli
eiil, im1>atiently. "Well. said the Old
lady, meditatively, "vou niv brilng tile
somte halsh.'-Boston l'ost.
The other davly T. G. met an old
friend whoy a prospe
yoting lmtitermitani up North, but
whose habits of drinking resulted as
they often do, though he bas since re
formed, and is triing to do bet t er.
"H1ow are volu ?" said '1. 0.
".Pretty well. thank you ; but I ve
just beenl toak doctor to have him look
at my throat.."
"W h-it's the im-atter ?"
"Well,the doctor. Couldn't gtve me
anyv encouraigemnent. A( h-ast lie
ceouhin't timld what I wanited hhn11
"*Wlat did vol expt-et him to find ?"
"I as(ked him to lhk dow'n mv t brint
for the saw-mill anid farm1 that dha
goIe (do w'n t here.
"A nd did he se nothling of it?"'
"No, but he advised time if I ever get
anolhrii imill. to run it-, by watr.-Free
CoULD NOT BE -S1I AK EN.-Co-sid(er
able b:us bee.t said anid wvritten aboeuwt
I h.persisteieu td staying qua lit les of
th Texas Ilmo-<ito, tiid thait ie is
that kind of ai iniset, th -re cani he 1n)
douIbt. A few morning,s ago a little
Austinl boy appeared to be somewhIIat
peevi.'h at Ii hreakfa4s ta lWe, and
wh asonked for the cause, h-- rIbhed
his little niose, amlI replied:
"Miskeeteai b)other me. I h ud to
push81 h im otl myi nose.'
EX'ri1EME OL.D AGE.-1ifow is your
father coming oni ?"' askedi C'oh. lierey
Yerge'r of a (darkeyv he usedl to owi be
fore t hei war.
'"lie on dleadi."
"DeadI. is lhe ! ie must hive reach
ed an adlvanlced age.''
'i~e lid da~t, for a fic. ie was~ lib)
inl' up~ to dec bery day 01) is def."
SCENE IN -r it E~CORDER'S COURTI.
-Recrder-"~itntess, didl I untder
standt yout to swear IIh it Von sa w t he
acensedl at teni o'clock on ueda
night on Austin Aveniue?"
Witness (slightly tight)-"'i can't
schlwear to it, your hionior, but I'll bet
yer two schiooniers of beer I shiaw him."'
-A traveling s1asani of Chicago
*'has become insanie h~eeaue of having
maried~ twVo wives, both oif whoam are
living.'" It will b~e pretty hard t~o con
vince some persons~ that lhe wasn't in
sane when hie mlarried is first wife.
t*--"Oh, Lordy ! yelled a boy rnuning
tohis miother, "s5ister ma)shed.(. my hand
with, a hamnmer'.''
"Whieh one ?"' asked the miother.
"1 dlon't know. I wasn't looking."'
-We are informed that the barn of
Mr. Henry H arbin, about three miles
from Seneca City, waa consumed by
fire on the night of the 7th inst. Tihe
barn contain~ed oneC horse, oneC ox and
about 1,000 bundles of fodder, besides
gear and other articles. '1The loss, as
we hear,ls estimated at $350, uninsured.
The fire is believed to be the work of
an incendiary.-Keowee Courier.
-"Will you love me then as now ?"
warbled a young lady at the piano, anid
her, "deali Gawvge"' inuttered through
his elelched teeth : "If you will only
keel) still, then I will love you live him
dred per ceit better."
j. T. IX,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Practices in the State and United
Si Office in )ansion House, -iig
I adquarters (for Dress Cood., Black
and Colored Silks, Black CashleIres,
[leui)etv t a C3ldt hs, Al bat ross Cloths,
Bergaline Clothsw, mad in fact every
BL1 CK (PE SS GOOS.
Aln exquisite line of Walkiur Jael<
ets, ('loaks, Dohdnans, Paletots and
CIlI L.)REN 'S CLOAKS.
The only place you -,vill ithl Evitt &
Bro.s'. Finet Shoes- for Lmulies, I SSes
:uul Chiidren. 'Ihey have umIe)('rols
frientdl. It- takes blut oI( trial to maluke
for themll a cutstomIier. For
S/yic, Fit and Co;; ;ort
they are unexcelled,
Table Linenls, Tokv. w els, B1jiket s,
Napkins and DMoyles inl abiunhance.
Af, Comie mal see us. lrices aI
'1id11emlint. Balrgains to hie had at
J. H. MORGAN & BRO.,
WhIlolesale amd Retlail 31erchan I tsZ
(OltENVlLLE, S. C.
One and A.1,
ROBINSON & WVYA''I
IHave just receivedItheir Fall
and 'Winter stock of goods,
and Grocers Drugs.
"Give uts a call and1( we will be sure
to sell to you if low prices are d.esired1.
Oct 12-1 2m
THE COTTOR (IL.AWT,
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Enudorsed by the leadingr citizen~s of
the State, and( b~y the b~est. farmers ini
the State andl the~ South. Send~ postal
for specimen copies for yourself and
youri neighbors. Address,
W. .J. McKERALL, Marion, S. C.
In all its branches, done by
Easley, S. C.
Give him a call and satisfaction will
be given. both .s to work and~ ch)arges.
C. P. RUNION,
To-daiy The "Leader of Low Prices.9
We atre making a magnificent display
of elegant now
When yon are out shopping, do not
fail to call and iispct our 111inmense line
We have the most complete assortment
of Vorsteds from 1 0c. per yard ip to
the flnest impor-ted fabrics.
A latrge Stock ol Boots and Shoes.
Oir variety is texcelled for beauty
and durability. Ladies, isses, and
children's Shoes, all made in the latest
Styles. We have a large lot of the
geninie "'Sitting Bull" Boot, unsur
passed for beauity, and the most dura
blle Boot ever sold in our town. .Pi-ce
GROCERIES A SPECIALTY.
Cotton Buyer for Exports to New
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To see the Circus will not create the
excit-ement, that our Bargains in Beds,
Hit reau s, Chalirs, Tables, and every
Oleganit anld tastefIll furnishing of your
house 'with Bedroom and Parlor Suits
of all giades. Come one, come all ai
and be coinviievd that you cannot get.
m)re gods for less molley thani we
genJeral li(e of ndertaker'sSup
plies always on han id.
Collins trimmed at all hours, and inl
sty!e to stilt plurchlasers.
EASLEY, S. C.
A. L. RUNION,
P roprietor Furnituire i Houise.
J. M. R AMPEY'
A new lot of Ladies Ihats,
iilbbons and Laces.
~Just received, al new lot of
Speccial bargains iln Boots
Just received1, a Cheap lot
Give mec a call, and I
guar'an tee satisfaction.
Lime ! Lime ! Lime !
CAN BE BOUGII'T OF
'EI. J'. GIGN~ILLI.AT,
Easley, S. C.,
Either in Calr Load Lots or
lby the single barrell at very
Job work of' all kinds dlone at