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THE OREGON HOTEL
DESTROYED BY FLAMES
Famous Greenwood Hostelry Totally
Destroyed wltb All Contents und
Greenwood, March 3.?The Oregon
hotel and Us block of stores hero
wero totally destroyed by fire early
Ibis morning. Where once stood the
famous hotel Is now a mere smolder
ing heap of burning debris with frag
ments of ruined brick walls and use
less chimneys standing upright In the
' The fire represents a property loss
of approximately $110,000, with per
haps less than half that amount in
insurance. The loss to the town is
far greater than the figures would in
dicate. The Oregon hotel has been
one of the town's greatest features
ever since its establishment, and to
bo deprived of it is a very great loss
indeed. Most fortunately no lives
Origin is Unknown,
The origin of the flro is unknown.
It was discovered about 2 o'clock this
morning. The fire alarm register
shows that the fire alarm was turned
at 2: ir> o'clock. A negro bellboy,
Bert Lewis, was the first person
awaro of flro. The smoke filling the
downstairs corridor aroused him.
He says he tried to use the emerg
ency hose, but could not make any
headway against the flames, and
threw it down to arouse Mr. Brinson,
the proprietor, and the guests. At
that time the fire was in the store
room from most of the known facts.
The fire must have started either In
Ihis room, which is just hack of the
pool room, or in the rear of a press
ing club just adjoining. The proprie
tor, II. S. Brinson, Inclines to the opin
ion that spontaneous combustion may
account for the fire, certain materials
in this room making it possible for
the fire to gain headway very rapidly
if such were the case.
Some Narrow Kscnpes.
Mr. Brinson says that his first
thought was to awaken a lady, Mrs.
Hewlett, of an advanced age and an
aged couple, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas,
both rather feeble. Those on the
second floor were gotten out but lost
all their efiects. Both Mrs. Hewlett
and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas are from
New Jersey, and have been spending
the winter here. Meanwhile the
work of arousing (he guests was go
ing on, and some miraculous escapes
were hud by those on the third doors.
who failed to realize tho rapidity of
the Ramos and the dangerous effect a
of Immense clouds of smoke rolling
through the entire building. G.
Strauss of Atlanta, a well known
traveling man. had the closest call of
any. He was on the third floor, took
time to dress completely, but when
he went out into the corridor he was
overcome by smoke. He did not
know which way to turn to find air
and an outlet. Rushing back into his
room, he appeared at the window
and screamed for help. -Max Arnold
of Greenwood saw his plight, made
his may up the fire escape Into the
room and practically carried him out
and brought 1dm down the escape to
safety. Mr. Strauss says lie was
helpless and ready to drop when he
was brought out. He was in bed tills
morning and very weak, but will be
himself in -\ day or two.
Quests Lose Clothing.
P. P. Ueattie, a prominent young
attorney of Greenville, escaped down
a gutter but lost his clothing. Mr.
Blaugh of Petersburg, Va., made a
sensational jump but lost all his
clothing and effects. Mr. and Mrs.
Carpenter, on tho third floor, for
tunately found a ladder near their
room, one discarded by some painters
and used this to get to the second
floor, thus being brought down safe
ly. They barely got out of their room
before boing overcome with smoke.
No lives wero lost, though all the
guests lost their clothing and bag
gage. It was a llerce Are from the
start and swept over the building in
a very short time. The merchants
in the block lost all their stocks,
practically little being saved.
As near as can be approximated
this morning tho losses are as fol
Oregon hotel and furniture cost
$!br>,000; insurance, $".1,000; owned by
Mrs. C. T. Rai ley.
Ii. G. Brinson, private linen, fur
niture stock, etc., $7,000; no insur
McKellar-Graham Furniture com
pany, stock, $G,r>00; insurance $3,r,<i0.
Holland Brothers, pianos, organs,
etc.. $?,000; insurance, $3,200.
Oregon pharmacy, B. L. Xorris,
proprietor, stock and fixtures, $'2,
000; insurance. $."?.000.
C. A. Latour, barber shop llxtu'rea
valued $1,500; Insurance $r?<?o.
Lion Tailors, clothing made in or
der and pressing club, no eatimalo
made yet. Stock was around $1,000.
T. s. Chiplcy, automobiles, had
throe R M. P. cars in store. All were
taken out but were damaged consid
Hotel Bullt in ISO?.
The Oregon hotel was built by the
late Joel S. Bailey in IS'JO and open
ed to the public that year under the
management of H. J. Brlnson, who
has kept It continuously. Last year
Joel S. Bailey. Jr., for his mother,
added the annex, a handsome three
story structure with four stores on
the first ilcor, doubling the capacity
of the hotel.?The State.
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isfied with the Medicine We Kccom
We are so positive that our remedy
will permanently relieve constipation,
no matter how chronic It may be, that
we offer to furnish the medicine at our
expense should it fall to produce satis
It Is worse than useless to attempt
to euro constipation with cathartic
drugs. Laxatives or cathartlcB do
much harm. They cause a reaction,
irritate, and weaken the bowels and
tend to make constipation more chron
ic. Besides, their use becomes a habit
that Is dangerous.
Constipation Is caused by a weak
ness of the nerves and muscles of
the large intestine or descending colon.
To expect permanent relief you must
therefore tone up and strengthen these
organs and rstore them to healthier
We want you to try Rexall Order
lies on our recommendation. They are
exceedingly pleasant to take, being
eaten like candy, and are ideal for
children, delicate persons,, and old
folks, as well as for tho robust. They
act directly on the nerves and mus
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have a neutral action on other asso
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purge, cause excessive looseness, nor
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ads of associate or dependent chronic
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lets, 10 cents; :ir> tablets, 25 cents;
80 tablets, ,r>0 cents. Sold In Laurens
only at our store?The Rexall Store.
The Laurens Drug Co., 103 Main street.
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Laurens. S. ('.
LOCALS FROM DIALS. *
Dials, March 4.?Owing to the in
clemency of the weather the 24th and
25th, very few were aide to attend
the quarterly mooting at Dials. This
was the first appearance of Presiding
Elder Kilgo on this charge, and no
doubt there would have been a crowd
ed house to hear him, had it been pos
sible. However, the financial part of
the meeting was good.
Mr. William Hrooks, visited in Co
lumbia last week.
Miss Melle Dolt, spent the week-end
with relatives in Laurons.
Mr. Frank Gray has returned to the
North Greenville high school after
spending a few days with his parents.
Messrs. I). D. Hrownlee and 1'. M.
Hellams spent Saturday in I.aureus.
Mr. Marion Holt, of Greenville visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. \V. C. Hrownlee last
Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Holder, has
returned from a pleasant visit with
relatives in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Gray. spent
Thursday night with Mr. and Mrs.
The Dials school boys crossed bats
with the Eden nine Friday afternoon.
Mr. Hen Campbell is installing a
new ginnery outfit, preparatory for
work later on. No doubt he will do
a good business, as the Hrooks broth
ers have all the work they can do.
Mr. Murphie Mahafl'ey of Furnian
University, spent the week-end with
How about the state Democratic
convention in May? According to
some of the state papers,!it will bo a
toss ui> whether our delegates to the
national convention will vote for the
nomination of Wilson or Harmon.
There's no mistake that Harmon lias a
strong party in the state with Gov.
Please heading it. It is to In? hoped
however, that the "big four" will be
a Wilson delegation.
The farmers have made no prepara
tion for their crops on account of the
Weather, only a few having hauled
their fertilizer. Nevertheless, "All
things come round to him who will
hut wait,"' and surely (hat's what the
farmers are doing.
Many sufferers from rheumatism
i have been surprised and delighted with
! the prompt relief afforded by apply
lug Chain be tin iu's Liniment. Not out
jcase of rheumatism in ten require:
! any internal treatment whatever. Till:
j liniment is for sale by all dealers.
HOW OLD PEOPLE
May Prolong Their Lives
At nn advanced ago wasto 1h moro
rapid than repair. Tlie organs act
more'slowly and less effectually than
in youth. The circulation is poor, tho
blood thin and watery, tho appctlto
poor and digestion weak.
Wo want to say to every aged per
son In this vicinity that Vinol, our de
licious cod liver and iron tonic, (with
out oil) will prolong lifo. It creates
nn appetite, aids digestion and makes
good blood. In this natural manner
Vlnol retards waste and replaces
weakness with strength, giving new
lifo to tho worn system.
If peoplo in this vicinity only real
ized how Vlnol invigorates old peoplo
we would not bo ablo to suppiy tho
Try a bottlo of Vlnol with tho un
derstanding that your money will bo
returned if it does not help you.
LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens, 8. C
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
People's Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
Jno. W. Ferguson C. C. Fuatherstono
W. 13. Knight
PER?USON. PCATHiRSTONE & KNIOHT
Attorneys at Law
Laurto?, S. C,
Prompt and careful attention given
to all businMB.
Office Over PalmetU Bunk.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all Stato Courts,
prompt attention givon to all business.
In making your Cakes and Ice Cream the
Flavoring you use must be of Number
One Quality. The kinds we sell contains
ingredients that are known for their pu
rity and strength. Try one of these
In Bottles From 10 cts Up.
Laurens, S. C.
WHY NOT BUY
There is nothing to be gained by delaying your purchases. Do it now,
get it off your mind and avoid disappointments and delays.
New Spring Silks!
Beautiful Foulards in shades that will be pop
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we have ever shown in all the new shades.
85-inch spot proof Foulard, only.
40-inch spot proof bordered Foulard...
27-inch silk and cotton Foulards, only
27-inch silk and cotton Foulards,
worth 50cts, now.
New Coat Suits for Spring!
Fresh new spring models in cream surge and
light mixtures, showing all the newest effects in
materials and designs, and so reasonable in price
that you can not afford lo consider the purchase of
an out of date winter suit. Choose your spring
suit now from
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In New Spring Ginghams, Percals, While Goods,
Linen and Lawns.
15cts Foile Dee Nord, now
12cts Amoskeag Utility, now
15cts 36-inch Manchester Percals.
36-inch White Chk Madress, special
We ask that you come and look through our Spring; Stock now. New things
now every day by Express and Freight. Only too glad to
Show You Our New Spring Stock.