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* Lopal.and Persoj MenUou.
0 0 eee
H1. IA. Bleaso, Esq., of the Newb-rry
bar, was among those attending court
.Mrs. R. H. MoDonald, of ,Columbiai
is visiting her mother, Mrs. J. R. Lit
'Miss Rosa Gray spent the week-end
in Nowberry as the guest of Miss
Capt. Arthur Lee, now representing
the Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual Fire
Insurance Company of "Greenwood,
spent last night in the ity.
Mr. C. F. Brookb, superintendent of
the Edgefield 6chools, Is at home for
several days on account of the Influ
Miss Mamie -Irby has resigned her
position rwith the Wells Clardy Co. to
accept a place in the oflice of Dr. Guy
V-. Dixon, The fDixon Health Resort,
Hendersonville, N. C.
Miss Sarah Bolt left : yesterday
morning for Cameron where she goes
to be a bidesmaid for one of her
former college friends. She will be
goIle until the latter part of the week.
Mr. M. B. Hanna, of the Day.W Realty
Company, is still in Cross Hill where
he has been held for the past two
weeks on account of the influenza in
the families of his brothers.
Mr. Clyde .Ray and family, who
have been occupying oie of the Lurey
houses on Laurel street have rented
the house on the same street recent
ly vacated by .lr. Yancey Gilkerson
and will soon move into it.
-Rev. G. M. Sexton, who recently rc
turned to the county to take charge
of the jBaptist churches of Lanford
Station, Langston and Warrior Creek
and who is making his home at Ora,
was a visitor in the city Friday.
Mr. Yancy Gilkerson, who recently
gave up his position with Minter Coin
pany to enter the employment of his
father-in-law, Mr. R. 'L. R. Bentz, of
Greenville, spent Sunday in the city
with his 1parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H-.
"The. Love lEss".
A production of unusual scenic imag
nitude, wardrobe splendor and elec
trical brilliancy will be seen at the
Opera House next Tuesday night when
"The Love Kiss" the musical comedy
extravaganza -will be shown. It Is
ipromised that the high standard of ex
cellency maintained by Al W. .Martin
in other years will be fully maintained
if not eclipsed. A company of 35
comedians, singers, dancers together
with a Broadway pony chorus make up
the company. Tho show is divided in
to two parts with opening at Long
Island and closing with a view taken
from the Metropolitan roof garden,
New York showing the Brooklyn
bridge at midnight. More'than a score
of song hits are interspersed in the
* Miss (Daisy Harris, Home Demon
stration Agent, with the assistance of
(he state specialist, is planning to Put
on a butter contest during the months
of April, May and .lune. Tile grocery
* stores have already contributed $25 to
be giveun as prlizes inl tils contest, and
Miss Harris expects to secure addi
tional p~rize.s. Instructions in regard
to the contest and the plremium list
will be0 published later. For directions
for making of butter, every -butter
maker may read tihe H onme D~emni
stration D~epartmnent of this issue, and
get ready to enter this contest.
Announcement has been made of
the marriage of Mr. Mike B. Parks, a
well known young farmer of the coun
ty, to Miss Annie 'Clarke Goolsby, of
F'orsythe, Ga., the wedding having tak
en place at tile home11 of tihe bride's fa
ther, .Dr. RI. CI. Goolaby, at Forsythe,
on February 24th. The -young couple
is now residing at thle home of Mr. A.
A. Garlington, six miles west of Lou
rens, where they are receiving con
gratulations of their many friends.
We have 2,000 bust
the ear which we will
D. H. Counts, -
WELL KNOWN HOTEL
BURNS TO GRO'UD
Chamiiberlin Old k'olnt Comfort, De.
stroyed. Mabeo Loss of Life.
Old Point Comfort, Va., March 7.
The Chamberlin hotel, famous summer
and winter resort, erected by congres
sional permission on the government
reservation at aFqrtress Monroe, and
nationally known for years by reason
of the prominent character of its
cligntile, was totally destroyed this
afternoon by fire that started in a
i'oom on the ground floor at 4:40
o'clock. So rapidly was the spread of
the flames through the hotel that in a
little over two .hours there was noth
ing left but scanty ruins. The Chain
berlin was valued at $2,000,000 and
there was $350,000 insurance. It is re
ported that of the 200 guests aud 170
eiployees in the hotel at the time of
the fire several are missing but they
are as yet uiidentifled.
Fire departments from Ilampton and
other points i4.the Virginia peninsula
were rushed to the scene but .were un
able to do anything to stop the rapid
In addition to the Chamberlin there
were destroyed the large general store
adjacent and the Adams Express con
4pany building. Boats for Baltimore
aid New York and other points which
were to have called at. Old Point .Com
fort this afternoon did not dock but
continued on their way lighted by the
glare from the burning of the famous
Dturing the excitement incident to
tle sudden alarm and the reported de
struction of the hotel several women
guests put theinselve; In extreme peril
in efforts to return to their rooms to
save belongingf!, jwels. etc. Several
of these were rescued by firemen who
took them down the fire escapes when
they 'were cut off from the halls by
flame and smoke.
The hotel was on the eve of the Eas
ter season which draws many guest!r
fr.om all parts of the country and in
a few days there would have been sev
eral times as many guests in the hotel
as were caught there in the fire. Many
of these guests lost much personad
property of which no estimate can now
It is impossible tonight to ascertain
definitely whether or not there was
loss of life, reports of which came
from two firemen, active in the early
battle to save the structure. One of
these men says that when lie was di
recting a streani of water into an up
'per window lie heard a scream from
the flame within. Another declares
that lie .saw for a moment an elderly
ian accompanied by an elderly wo
man appear at a window which was
almost instantly obscurcd by smoke
and that he did not see that they
emerged from the building. In the
confusion of the sudden alarm the
hotel register was either forgotten
and burned or had been locked in the
hotel safe. Army officers of the reser
vation and the hotel management de
clare that so far as they have been
able to ascertain there has been no
loss of life but they are unable to
state positively that there were no
The total loss includling (lie hotel
with other l uildings burned and the
personal property of guests is rough
lf estimated at bottween $3,000,000 and
$4,000,000. One very wealthy wvo
man, .irs. Schiwrnitz, is runmored to
have suffered. (lie loss of $100,000 in
Among (lie promInent guests who
were present at the hotel were: Alaj.
Gen. George 0. Squires, chIef of the
Unitedi States aircraft department;
Mr. and Mrs. Schwirnitz of New York;
Genieral and Mrs. Patterson of Al
bany; Oliver S. 'Bond, of Detroit; Mrs.
Clarence Kenyon of New York.
At the outbreak of (lie fire (lie of
ficers took chiai'go of (lie reservatin
andl excluded all except flremen and
newspaper men. Fire comipanies came
from Camp Eustis, Langley field, New
port News, .ianampton and other towns
and~ there 'was a strenuous but un
Gluests of the hotel are tonight be
ing cared for by army oflicersi and
Lels of Yellow Corn in
sell at $2.00 a bushel
rY LIVE STOCK
- - Manager
The price is sure t<
20x18 inch oven, hil
steel and Grey Pig b
You may pay double
not get any better sat
A look will convince
S. M. &:
ciiiality of "4pe)p' ' and dai
IFord micha~ism ~U give it thi
repaJirsP~. And ret urn it t
service'. You 'll not ice t he
WVe empijloy only skilh
.service. An our 011 shop et~
of' repair"1 parts~-geu Iline
origi nals in thle F'ord 'a r.
ForI prompt repair -w<
isk5 chanIIces, play -fai 'wit
authIorized'( Ford dlealer's.
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E. Main Street
esenut them on or' before salid date, n
ly prIovenl 0or be forever barred.
Take notice that on the 25th day of,
arch, 1920, I will render a final ac--'
>unt of my acts and doings as 10xecu
lx' of the estate of W. LB. Hlramlectt
iconsed, in the ofico of the Judge of
robate of Iaauran county, at 11
clock, a, m., and on the same dlay
111 apply for a final discharge from
others who have homes within the
The Chamberlin was built in the
early '80s by John Chamberlin, fa
mous in his day as proprietor of
Chamberlin's, a restaurant at Wash
ington, which was the gathering place
of men high in public life. A seven
story frame structure, it stood on the
water front, close by the fort, and in
late years there was talk of razing it
to make room for development of the
army post. But the hotel had become
such a vital part of army and navy
life at Old Point that it remained.
Before the 'war when the fleets sail
ed in and out of Hampton Roads the
Chamberlin generally was filled with
officers' wives, and the greatest naval
assemblage caie here to witness the
departure of the American fleet on its
voyage around the world.
Army offlcers who took charge of
the reservation immediately after the
fire started said tonight tle hotel
probably would not be rebuilt, and
certainly not on the old site.
Entertaimnent at, Topinr SprIlgs.
One of the most enjoyable events
of the season in Popular Springs coim
munity was an entertainment give on
of the season in Poplar Springs com
talent. At seven forty-five the audi
torium was crowded with friends and
patrons who pleasantly sipent a couple
of hours during the rendering of the
Song-"The Wearing of the Green"
by children of the intermediate
Comedy in one act-"A Ghost in a
Boarding S::hool". The characters
selected from the high school were
Willou .Pitts, Catherine Pitts, Susan
'Hughes. Beatrice Simpson, atid
Dialogue-"Taking Teacher's Place".
Goiven by (Paul Walker, Macie
Mitchell, J. D. Wood, Blanche El
ledge, Nathaniel Davis, Pearl Walk
er, Margaret Simpson and Garvin
O'Dell, from the fifth and sixth
A novel play for the Leal) Year cele
bration-" 'lli heap Year Gives Her
Twenty-Nine,"-given by the follow
Grandfather Time Fred i)itts
Mother -Year Cecil Coleman
The Twelve Months: Garvin .Odell,
Christine (oleman, Arthur Wood,
Nell Pitts, Mary Ann Wood. Lois
Pitth, Marion Pitts. Ruth E'lleuge,
Frances South, Walter Coleman, Na
thaniel Davis, and Louis Davis.
'Piay-"Ani Obstinate Famil'y". The
characters who well rendered this
short comedy were Luther Wood,
Catherine Simpson, Gladys Pitts.
Earle Simpson, James Davis, and
The evening's entertainmen was
brought to a close by two humorous
selections from Miss Marie Gaines,
teacher of the intermediate depart
Card of Thanks.
To our friends, both white an(
color'ed, we extendI our most sincere
thanks for the many acts of kindness
showvn us during tihe recent illness in
our family. We wvish also to thank
tihe doctors and nurses whio rendered
such faithful help. We assure yon
that these deeds or kindness will nev
er be forgotten.
MR. and M.RS. C. WV. MMliON.
New Stores Opten.
T wo new grocery., stor'es have been
adldedl to the merchandising establish
ments of the city, both being in the
new building just completed on thme
Robertson hotel lot. Mr. Willie lBrown,
wihe formerly ran a store at his home
in the country, is the prtoprietor of one
andl Mr. Eddl Bobo, who recently came
her'e from Clinton, is the iproprietor
of tile othler.
PAI LMET TO LOD)OE, No. 19, A. F. 31.
A speeial communication
of Palmetto, Ledge, No. J9,
AF.M., wvill be held on
FR AYnight, March 12thm,
at 7:30 o'clock. There will
be work in the M. M. degree. Mem
bers' are uriged to attendl and visiting
fly order of
E. 0. ANDFLRSON, L.. (. ROF'F,
Secretary. WV. M1.
We are'l proud of IIEED DIA
MO)ND COFFEE. We know it is
a really .good, pure, clean coffee
of the finest body and flavor.
Our' patrons knowv there is none
Ask yourm gr'ocer.
'rake notlce that on the 5th day of
Apr-il, 19)20, 1 will rendler a final ac
eohnt of my acts and doings as Admin~- "
strater of the estate of ,Ilmhn C. Iloyd
cleeeasedl, ini the oficoe of the ,1 udge of
Probate of L~aure'n comuty, at 11
rn'clock, e. m. and on the satne day M
w~ill apply for a finmal disohlarge firm e
tny trutst ani Administrator. tr
Any person indebtedl to said1 estate di
ia notified and retiuired to make pay- P~
merit on that date; and all persono p'
havirig olairus aigrannt eaid estate, will ;w
will do better or more pe
V AND SAVE
[CE IS SURE TO BE
>be higher. Weight 40(
edevy fire lininy d
&A .j . , 0 d UE
3h warming closet, ma,
ER OUR PERFECT GL
this price or even more
isfaction than you get in t
WHY PAY MORE?
you that this is the big
E. H. Wl
PHE UNIVERSAL CAR~
indred Per Cen
-0or your Ford t rn ek doesn '( disj
.sh, its timel to have~ a r.epairnouia
e''"onee OVer''- ll hen mke I lhe:
> you full of its (old tinhe powerCI,
'd Ford'( meaiCllii' mlen who kn1
Ihe kept, ini orderC! to give the( moi0
nd~ maculhiniery. Ini our sIoekroom
"ord 1parts-t hat a i'o exaI4tly, t he s.
rkor adIjulstmenCb's. phone'( or1 dri0
b your~ IOrd (lar. l P it ill thle
. . .. ... ... .$ 75.00 $:8
........ .... ..... 525.00 :t
.......... .....875.00( 3;
..... ...........550.00 81
'y trust asq Executrix.
Any per1son1 tIndebted to safidI estate
nlotifled anteui redpl a to m~ake pay
ent on t hat date; and Iaulel erons
aIv ng cla imsr agalinst sid estate will
resenit thleml onl oru beforeCsaidl1 dat,
liuy proven or. be forever' barre'd.
eb). 25, 1920. 3'- It-A
Pilos cured in 6 to M Dra~'
) pounds, full nickle
>lex grates, 6 eyes, I
le of finest quality
for a range and will
gest Range value on
kes & Co.
lay its lisial QilallIii y Or
le'(essary adljlistileI'Ist oP
3w how eod ears a -
t effielent and economical
ialtly (designied 1Ford t ools
is a ('omle ~te assortmIhent
lne as~ thir1 lngh,. sinewy~V
eC (l ((url garage. Don'ti
igt TIax Delivered
.5:3 $19.59) $535.07
1.53 20.63 5631.11
3.53 21.66 587.14
.5 30.94 821.42
I.53 3609 951.57
15 13.69 604.09
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