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Hiopowell, Va., Swept Aivay by Mames.
.Negro Put to Death.
Hopewell, Va., Dec. 9..-Thig mush
room town of 25,000 people, grown up
since last summer with the great new
guncotton plant of the DuPont Pow
der company, was completely wiped
off the map today by a fire which
started in a restaul'ant and did prop
erty damage estimated at from $1,000,
000 to $3,000,000. The DuPont works
outside the settlement was undamaged
but was once seriously threatened.
Villages A and B, near Hopewell,
built to house the fatnilles of married
employes- of the factory, also escaped.
Not a building in the town proper.
was left standing. The two banks,
the Hopewell State and the Farmers
and Mechanics', were destroyed. How
ever, all their cash an-d securities' on
hand were removed to Petersburg.
Scenes of wild disorder accompanied
the fire and citizens lynch'ed a negro
for looting. There was no foss of
life otherwise, however.
Martial law was proclaimed tonight
with the arrival of six militia com
Panies rushed from Richmond by
order of Gov. Stuart. The thousands
of homeless men, women and children
had been sent to Petersburg and
Richmond, but many men remained to
guard what little property they had
been able to save from the fire.
Caused by Oil Stove.
The fire was said to have been
caused by the overturning of an oil
stove, though there were rumors that
it had been incendiary. These
rumors were at first given credence
in many quarters because of the ar
rest last night at the guncotton fac
tory of a man, who factory officials
said, had attempted to put a charge
of nitroglycerine in one of the beater
houses at the fateory and. had been
under surveillance for several days.
He is a prisoner at the factory Jail.
The fire raged from 1:45 p. m. until
nearly 9 p. m. Available fire fight
Ing apporatus was Inadequate, to cope
with tie situation, the flames eating
their way through the flimsy frame
structures, thrown up during the
early days of the town last summer,
like so many tinder. Several times
sparks set fli'o to mule sheils of the
explosive factory, but the flames
which followed were quickly extin
When it was seen that the town
was doomed and the great guncotton
plant endangered, orders were issued
sus)ending all operations and the fac
tory closed. The employes were set
to work protecting the buildings from
flying sparks. The graivest danger
was from a wood nearby which caught
fire and still was burning late tonight.
Water Cut Off.
About 4 o'clock in the afternoon
one-half of the town's water supply
was cut off when poles which support
ed the high tension cable of the Du
Pont company collapsed, snapping
the wires which reed the current to
the Appomattox river electric pump
ing btatiofl. Prompt efforts by work
nien saved the remainder of the wires.
Hopewell policemen, assisted by a
special force of the powder company,
heOld the situation well in hand until
the troops arrived. There was the
greatest confusion and bewilderment,
but few attempts at looting.
When the excitement was subsiding
tonight the population literally evac
uated the place. Long before night
families, Individuals and small parties
of friends and strangers set out, car
rying possessions they had saved. The
more fortunate occupied motors and
some got away in horse drawn con
voyances but many trudged along on
foot. Some found refuge at DuPont
City, which at no time was threatened,
others went to City Point, but most
made their way to Petersburg.
When all chance of danger had
passed the DuPont plant resumed its
operations and the night shift men
took their accustomed places at 11
o'clock. Special trains were arrang
ed for to carry many of the homeless
families to Wilmington, Del. With
the entire lace under martial law,
work at the Plant went on as usual.
FINAL SE'VLE 3EN'
Take notice that on the 15th day of
January, 1916, 1 will render a final
account of my acts and doings as Ad
ministrator of the estate of lBerry
Garrett, deceased, in the ofllce of the
Judge of Prob 'to of Laurens county,
at 11 o'clock a. in., and o -tfie same
day will apply for a fl I discharge
from my trustsfas Adp nistrator.
Any person id dl)ed to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date and all persons hav
ing claims against said estate will
present then on or before said date,
duly proven or be forever barred.
J. A. Garrett,
Dec. 15, 1915.-i mo.
The Advertiser automobile contest
is nearing the end. Renew your sub
scription before December 20th and
help a friend.
Christmas Holiday Hates.
The Charleston & Western Carolina
Railway will sell cheiap excursion,
tickets account of the holidays, tickets
on sale )cc. 17th to 25th inclusive,
final liit ,Jan.' 10, 1915. For rates,
etc apply to ticket ageits, or Ernest
Williaus, Gveneral Passenger Agent,
At lilckory Tavern.
There vill be Christmas exercises
and a box supper given at Hickory
Tavern eshool building Tuesday even
ing, Dec. 2st, beginning at seven
At Fleming School.
There will be a box supper and oth
er forms of entertainment given at
Fleming school house Tuesday night,
December the twenty-first beginning
at seven o'clock. The proceeds to go
for the benefit of the school.
Pay up your subscription now and
help a friend in the auto contest.
G ifts for the WholeJ I' 1 T1 N QRChitaGfsfo
'Family. J C. BURNS & COMPANY Eer
TWO RED IRON RACKET STORES IN
Red Hot Price===Special Decemb
Buy your Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Millinery, Trunks
Bags, Rugs, Window Shades, Pants, Shirts, Ties, Overalls, work Shirts, Skirts, Shirtwaists, Ladies' and
Children's Coats, Ladies' Coat Suits, Millinery, Men's and Boy's HLals, Caps, Raincoats, Umbrelas, Over Shoes,
Collars, Ties, Gloves, Towels, Handkerchiefs, Counterpanes, Bed Blankets, Table Damask, Table Oil Cloth
Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, tandard Medicines, Stationary, Wall Paper, Tobacco, Cigaretts, Cigars, Fine Sweet
Candies, Buggy Whips, Tinware, Glassware, Crockery, Lanterns, Lamps, Lamp Chimneys, Toilet Soap, Tal
cum Powder, Starch, Laundry Soap, Blueing, Washing Powders, Baking Powders, Extracts Lemon and Va
nilla, tlachine Oil, Turpentine, Castor Oil, Shoe Polish, Bibles, Testaments, Combs, Brushes, Hairnets, Em
broidery Cotton, Spool Cotton, Ball Thread, Table Spoons, Tea Spoons, Knives and Forks and (Alluminum
plated Table Knives, Forks and Spoons 26 piece set for $1.98) and thousands of Notions and Racket Goods.
Remember we sell very near everything you may need. Come to J. C. Burns & Co.s two Big Stores and buy
your goods and save 15 to 35 per cent on your bill. It will pay you to come many miles to J. C. Burns & Co.
The merchandise movers, we buy for less, we sell for less. We do a big volume of business in our Six Big
Stores and sell same goods for less money and save our customers money on their purchases.
WHY PAY MORE AND GET LESS? 1IM SIOCK WOOL DRESS GOODS. MEN'$ hAT BAIGA NS.
15 big fat Nutmegs ........ ..... . .05 35c Wool Popli, per yard..........25 75c, 98c, $j ,$1.50,$1.98,$2.98and $3.50
3 boxes Search Light Matches ........10 50c Wool Serge, per yard(..........39 W n save 50e- to $1.00 ona Iat.
8 packages Soda .............. .25 60c Wool Serge, per yard.........48 ,/Come, look them ovcr.
7 bars best Soap ................. .25 60c Wool Plaids, per yard......... 49
7 packages Washing Powder ........25 $1.00 Wool Serge, per yard.......75 / 'XTRA SPECIALS
EVERYDAY IN 3ARGAIN DAY WITH SIX DAYS EACISp l Pe ic
us. Why pay $1.00 for the same Medicine. 15a Towels................ ..10 ebrSl...........0
50c Lace Curtains, our price ....... .39 We sell same Medicine for, per hot- 8c Towels.............. . .Ge
20c Dresser Scarfs, each ........... .10 tlc........................ .84 20c Towels.................... .15
$1.50 Bed Spreads ............... .98 Come and see. 35c Towels.................... 25
$2.00 Bed Spreads .... .... .... ...1.48Seouwidw$30lag mlyBbe.....O
$2.00 Bed Spreads 1.48Special lot Ladies' Shiirtwaists andSeorwid .
MEN'S PANTS-PANTS FOR EVERY- Underskirts................ .98 SOME BIG VALUES IN LADIES' AND
BODY. Big values in Ladies' Hats, worth dou- CHILDREN'S COATS. COME AND
IQIgldbagis.8,12,148 .8 le our price......98 up to 2.39 SEE ThTEM. YOU WILL 111- PLEASED.$10Wacpcil.......6
O-legged bargains .98, 1.25, 1.48, 1.98,4boeofSxc. ........1
up to 4.39 for the 6.00 kind.
Special lot Bed Blankets, keep warm Don't waste your time and wear out 2 11) good Gre Coffee........ 1.00
at .98, 1.25, 1.48 and 1.98 per pair. to Red Iol Raektig storesCoi $1.00 Watch, best made..68
Get under and keep warm. Red Hot Prices to Res wre every day i s in 75e Rav Ilile Buggy Whip.......48
Special Ladies' full House Dress day i a n Buggy Whip.10
Apron .... .... .... .... .... .48
35c Ment'sn onlies...........35
RED HOT PRICES. 2c Men's Ties.................12 50c Lamps, only * oi
2M i's Tieks.............tpt. . 75.1 Special lot Lam11ps .... .... .... ....25 Si~illt ,~ih~ ~iga...0
3 cakes (5c) Toilet Soap ......... .10 Needles, Pins, I lair Pins, Lead Pencils .01
25c can Colgates Talcum Powder . 13 45c Brooms for .................35 . 25e box Toilet Soap............ .10
Special lot Velvet Rugs, going at 35c Brooms for................ .25 we have the biggest line or shoes in Lau
1.39, 1.98 up to'...........2.98 SP)ECII\L BARGAINS IN BASEMENT. rens. We sell samne Shoes 15 to 25 per
1.39,t1.98,up39o ... .p................2.98
Special orders in Ladies' Coat Suits. ent less. Come and let us figure on
See the samples .... .... 8.75 and 9.90 Tinware, Glass, Crockery, Enmled Ware, your bill of Shoes.
Save $2.00 to $5.00 on your suit. Trunks, Rugs, Window Shades, Curtain $1.50 value Ladies' house Dress......98
Ladies' Skirts ...........98 up to 3.50 Poles, Quilts, Blankets and Racket $2.00 Ladies'Dress Shoe...........1.48
Children's Shoes .........98 up to 1.95 Goods. I'd our 1t Bug h
Big stock of Boy's Suits 1.48, 1.98, up)$.0vleCre........9 b o(1PrhdCfe.....10 1.0ail$50
to 5.39 for the $6.50 kind. NwIe atrialwdsas
$1.0 otte heu atc Cre ... .. .84i~ vauefor.. ....3... .. ..1VBgolneoPooyslins gineatr2,yaortdfilto.ee thee.alu.. We2il
509,e48Woo9liptorge,....per..48sareyo.mone atNo.. S.39e
The above is only a few itemsAl lseadn de ro tourtk.estcsi arns oeadse o oref
will wait on you. Why pa~~y moeay$.0rt some otercinoe.nbysmegos rm10t 5pe et esa
Goods. .. . ....N.... ...e....o.8
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