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'(RIVAL AND DKPARTCBB OF
jlthk RAito WMt bouad tram
Jt-.wi at Virion at J.02, p Mn and learei
, : . 04. Emt bound traia arrives at 4:15
.aiUavei at 4;I8 p. ,
and leave! at 4:45 p. m.
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!i,..niT Wanton was in town this
Mrs. T. J. Rorrs left Monday for
See ad" of Marion nifh School in
The Marion public school closed
.Sam Pysart returned Tuesday
-Mr. Dob Blanton of Asherille, was
in tovrr. Monday.
Will Clay of Mors;anton, is in
town this week.
I!. (I. Oaden ot Vein Mountain, was
in town Monday.
Ilufe Cooper, of Statestille, was
in town yes'erday.
Mrs It. II. Bennett is visiting; at
SUtexville this week.
Mr. Kd Carrnays he can accommodate
a jjood many boarders.
The pnstofllre iH in the rear of
jii.-liols & Bros, store.
The F!emming Hotel is tbe Only
hotel running in town.
Mr. K. Lane, of Rntherfordion,
wa in town Monday.
W. Mcl. Burgin has moved his goods
into the Hijyjtins house.
iir. A. Dale has moved to his
residence on Garden street.
The country people rendered val
uable service during the fire.
J. 1. Norton occupies the dwelling
above tiieFlemming Motel.
Kd Dvsart returned Tuesday
from Davi.i Military School.
--I nited States Marshal, Allison, of
h;atevilIe was in town yesterday.,
The Fleiuiuinff Hotel is full of
hoarders, uu account of the Are.
Hurrah for Boots, she certaialy
helped her partner at the well Sunday
Mrs, J. II. Gilliam, or Kicnmona
Va..i visiting at Mrs. K. A. 1 nomas, j.
- Mr. J. A. Maxwell, of Blacksburg,
S c. is visiting at Mrs. Dr. Morphew's.
One of the prisoners named Matbis
escaped during their transfer Sunday
M. Call & Conley occupy the Wallace
More house, next to the Baptist Church
1). X Loron ha his goods in his
swelling house next to Mra. Gilkey's.
There will be five eclipses next
yor; three of the sun and two of the
There were 610 pairs of twins born
in r.ostoii, Mas., within the last twelve
-i; to Morphew & White for fancy
candies vipes, tooth, cloth and hair
We have put in a new and splendid
job press, and can do all your job print I
Don't sell vour Peas, Eggs, Rye I
Corn. Bean Ac., until vou see J G. 1
Nichols A Bro.
The Flemming Hotel has been feed-
xigovcr one hundred people, every nay i
since the fire, and feeding them well.
Mr. J.J. Whisnant. who conducts a
lare lumber business on the 3 south ,
vif Marion, advertises doors, sash and
bauds in this issue. Write him at
Owing to the recent
fire, it is probable that
I will be compelled to
DlOVe my bUSineSS tO
nnntliAo nnrn A II
it .i . , fVmiT..South of town found an account
lUOSe tliat naVeWaiCn
es clocks or jewelry at
mv place lor repairs,
sbould call for them
-..i . ,,t -w-v 4 vto
witiiiii run UAio
from date. This; Nov.
Swindell the Jeweler
owinuen ui moved his .W..1..-
tore into the office with Dr. Buririn
Quite a defecation from
came up Tuesday to Bee the ruins of
.Messrs. uaa Golay and Ilenrv
WesUrmao of Old Fort, were in town
J. A. HVTlnnalit A
the residence of J.G. NichoU on Gar-
Everybody ia sore physically as
well as financially from the efects
of tbe fire.
Mrs. Eliza Higgins who has been
spending some months' in Madison re
Mrs. Wm.Dellinger and Mrs. Kins
man, of the Dellinger Hotel, were in
Old Fort Sunday.
Rev. Wm White will preach at Siloam
at 11 O'clock on next Sunday and at
Old Fort at night.
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Hester, of Glen
Alpine, passed through town Monday
nroute to Union Mills.
The town has been full of country
folks all the week looking at the dam
ages done by the fire.
Messrs. Wm McCall and George Con-
ley, of North cove, are in town looking
after their stock of goods.
Pupils of those suffering 6erious loss
from the late fire, the Marion Academy
will take at half price.
The Southern railroad bridge force
arrived here Tuesday to build a new
bridge on Mainftreet.
Thos. Martin can accommodate his
customers with all kinds of fresh meats
next door to Samuel Dale's.
The new dwelling of Mrs. W. B. Blan-
toa, is being used as storage rooms for
goods saved from the fire.
Charles King left Monday for
Bristol, Ten n., where he went to at
tend the trial of Lee Richards.
The Train Dispatcher of the
Southern railroad visited the scene of
the fire Monday, by special car.
It will be several days before the
merchants can sell any goods, as they
are waiting on insurance adjusters.
Morphew & White have moved the
remains of their .drug store in tne
room over the Rkcokd printing office.
Thre was an immense lot of corn
and other kinds of produce destroyed
DT fire, as no attempt was maue tosae
subscription school will be opened
ucxt Monday in the academy, by Kev.
W. H. White assisted by Miss Ellen
The country people are bringing in
produce and eatables by the wagon
lnad, but very little room can be found
to store them.
A. B. Gilkcy & son have rented the
ennm occumed in the summer by the
ir praim Dirlor and are selling: gro
ceries right along.
The Rscouo makes its appearance
this week under many disadvantages,
as our cases were packed ready to emi
grate with on Sunday
Mrs. Lizzie Neal desires to return
thanks to the friends who aided in the
work 0f saving part of her furniture
during the fire Sunday.
Ti,- l.dies. esDeciallv. deserve
credit for the heroic work they did on
Sunday, in helping to remove good.
from the burning stores.
On Monday night some one threw
rocK ana sirucs. i.ewis unvi.
tii had. which felled him to the
ground. His injuries are not serious,
Florida on wheels," an advertising
fmm Florida, will be here on De
cember 4th. All kind of products from
the land of flowers, will be on exhi
Married at the residence of Mr. J
B. Burgin oo Sunday, jnov. its iot
Mr. Ed Winslow and Miss Ida Keily
wh f nid Fort. Rev. Wm. II. White
Dr. R. S. Abernathy the venerable
President of Rutherford college, died
WMinMdav mornincr at 3 o'clock of
heart disease, at his home near Con
It was reported here ou Tuesday
v.nino- that the merchants in Ola
Fort, were moving out their stocks, on
account of the fire burning all around
them o the mountain.
I TTnaon Hawkins, who lives two
book partly burned belonging to Mrs.
O0 Ust Thursday, Mr. wm
I nie Walsh, daughter of J. L. V alh, at
the home of - the bride's father near
Marion. Kev. m. ivaj ior uuiciau"g.
- John Smalley, a mulatto, was ar
rested here Monday night, charged
with shooting the night watchman at
Statesville, the ofiScer who arrested
him says he thinks they have evidence
enough to convict him. He is now in
euetodr of guard at court houc.
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'IOCTC , THT7BSDAY, Jt,OVEMBEB 39 1B94- .... i
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CUR LITTLE 10WN SWEPT FROM
THE MAP BY THE FIERY FIEND.
FORTY HOUSES B I'll ED.
Ejo Over Two Humlied Thous
and Dollar Thirteen White
Families and Four Colored
Families Left Homeless.
Fire broko out on last Sm-Jr.y
morning at 11 o'clock in an ul J di
lapidated building known as the
"Ark." The building was old and
dry and burned like tinder. The
wind was terrible and the fire
spread like lightning.
'Tho Ark" AVas immediately be
hind the court house and the wind
blew a southern direction right
over the business portion oi town,
which w as entirely swept away.
The only store building left stand
ing in the whole town is McCurry's,
a two-story brick structure.
The county jail was burned and
the prisoners, numbering twenty
three among whom was the noted
Hoke Secrest, were transferred to
the Eale Hotel until the fire was
Later, were placed under guard
in the court house which was not
burned where they will remain.
United States Marshal Allison
came up on Tuesday to look after
the U. S. prisoners.
The fire was perhaps the most
terrible one ever known in Western
North Carolina, and the loss will
be borne but poorly as very little
property and merchandise wore in
ured. The greater portion of the
business houses and dwellings were
wocden structures and could not
be saved, as our town has no fire
company or v.ater works, ihe lol-
lowing is a list .of the stores burn
ed: The hardware store of W. P.
Jones, the drug store of Morphew
& White, the dry goods 6tores were :
McCall & Conley, J. S. Dysart, W.
P. Blanton, Martin ISros., D. N.
Lonon & Bro., Wm. McD. Burgin ;
grocery store of J. P. Norton, T.
11. Martin, A. B. Gilkey & Son, W.
B. Ratliir, J. B. Swindell, jeweler;
Geo. II. Gilkey, furniture: Thos.
Medd, variety store. The dwellings
were destroyed as follows: M. A
Newland, Mrs. Lizzie Neal, E.J.
Justice, C. A. Dale, Capt. Ser.gle,
VV. b Craig, Dellinger Hotel and
outhouses, with ail furniture, also
a bar room belongfng to the hotel,
some distance off; J. G. McNaugh-
ton and Maj. James Neal.
The business of the town is well
nigh ruined and will be for some
time, though the work of re-build-
iug has commenced alrbady in a
small way, but on account of the
scarcity of building material, the
work will go on slo vly at ket Mr.
J. S. Dv.sart who lost cue d welling
and two stow liuu.-es, with a Lir.-
stock of gxls, ia probabiv the
heaviest loser. The list of dwell
ings and store houses, leaves out
all of the warehor..r;s ana out
The Post ofiicc was burned, and
the old Old Free Lance office with
job office and printing outfit com
plete. The fire caught on a mountain a
mile from town soon after it first
broke out. So it can be seen from
this rapidity with which it spread.
The people of Marion were power
less; with their means of fighting
fre, to prevent its progress; it
stopped in the evening about 6
o'clock after having burned com
Will the people of this town
learn from this sad experience the
necessity of some protection
against fire, or will they continue
to disregard the matter an tney
have done in the past. The Record
has repeatedly warned them of the
danger of their course, and if they
had takt-n the advise given them
iha . errMler unrtion of the town I
would, at least have been saved, but
they- would learn in none other
than tbe school of experience, and
while the lesson has ben a dear
one trust it will alo r.r v- :i
' Vitiui)it; OliO.
It is not supposed that the firej
was the work of incendiaries.
The building in which it started
was old and dilapidated, and
was said to have been condemned
some time ago, and ought to have
been torn down.
The loss has fallen heavily on
almost all our citizens, many are
homeless and destitute, and few in
deed w ere they who escaped a,U in-
; jury, l he ruins are still smoking
in many places and thevbolo town
has a desohitecnjicanaire.
ixs.f.s ami Insurance.
Tlir! following ia an odlimate, by
the owners in almost every in
stance, as near as can be had of
of Sunday's fire :
The total loss i $200,000. Total
insurance, $12,300, each distributed
as follows :
Wm. McD. Burgin, two store
houses, corn, etc. Loss, $5,000; no
D. N. Lonon & Bro., loss, build
ing and goods, $3,000; no insur
ance. N. H. Jinimerson, saloon, $200;
McFarland, market, $100; no
Martin Bros., store and dry
goods, $2,000: insurance $1,000.
Capt. G. W. Seagle, dwelling and
two stores, $3.000 ; insurance $900.
Geo. A. Gilkey, furniture, $500;
W. F. Craig, dwelling and 6tore
$8,000; no insurance.
Dr. W. P. Jones, hardware, $3,-
000; no insurance.
Wm. Dellinger, hotel-and dwell
ing, $10,000; no insurance.
J. G. McNaughton, tin shop and
household goods, $1,000; no in
surance. Maj. J. M. Neal, dwelling and
furniture, $1,500; no insurance.
E. J. Justice, $500; some insur
ance. . Mrs. Lizzie C. Neal, dwellingi
$4,000 ; no insurance.
J. S. Dysart, general merchan
dise, $24,000; insurance $3,300.
Thos. Medd, variety store, and
building, $9,000; no insurance
. 1 . liianton, $,0UU; insur
Thos. Martin, groceries, $1,000;
Morphew & White, drugs, $2,000 ;
J. P Norton, groceries and dwell
ing, $3,500; insurance, $800.
W. B. Batliff, groceries, $200;
J. B. Swindell, jeweler, $100; no
McCall & Conley. dry goods and
groceries, $2,000 ; insurance, $1,000.
Nicholu Bros., $3,000 or $4,000;
M. A. Newland, $500; no insur
The county jail, $2500; no insur
Logan Nicho!. household good,
v'.."J; no insurance.
John Ya:ciy, jr., building, $1
000; no insurance.
Sam Weaver, store building, $1.
000; no in-urance.
Wm. Sweeney, barber, $25; no
J. F. Morphew, $200 ; no insur
Joe Poleet, dwelling, $1,000; no
J. C. McCurrv, two store build
ings, $1,500 some insurance.
J. S. ELiott, dwelling, $2,000; no
insurance. Occupants of the latter
building $1,000, or more; no insur
Western Free Lance, printing
outfit, Job and newspaper, $1,000
J. II. Hemphill, ma-ble yard
$100; no insurance.
This is not all of the losses.
I will be at the following places at
the dates belo-v named. All persons
owing me taxes are urgently requested
to meet me on these days. I will be
forced to collect taxes by law if not
otherwise settled. Come out and pa)
up and save cost.
Finlevs, Nov. 28th.
Hissins Mill, " 29th.
Old Fort, Dec. 1st.
Marion, " 3rd.
G. H. Gardin, Shcii.T
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now, iinu in uoi. ra.vi m uiii t.
J. M. CLAY, Tax Collector.
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TO THE PUBLIC.
In consequence of the fire of last
Sunday, great many loose papers
belonging to my office are either
lost or mislaid, and up to this
riting I have been unable to find
them. I would be glad however, and
request all persons who have Deeds
or Mortgages which have been left
for registration to call for them at
once, ho that I may know what is
J. C. Brown. Reg. of Deeds
Winter term begins Dec. 3, 1894.
Primary, High School and Colleg
iate branches taught. The teachers
have had several years experience
Terms: $1, SI 25, 81,50 and $2.00
Rev. W. II. White, Prin., Univer
sity of Mo., Wofford College, Col
umbia, Theo. Seminary, S. C.
Miss El'en Crawford, Ashvville
I will open a subscription school
n the Hotel Flemming, on Mon
t , .-.i rn m
day uecemoer, dru. lerms: a
cents per month. Two or more from
one family, 50 cents each. Satis
faction guaranteed. I am a grad
uate of United States schools.
Claude P. G ruber.
"Many ot the citizen s of Rainsville, ludi'
ana ar never without a bottle of Camber
ii in's Oougli lmely in the house," iyj
Jacob Brown, tne leaiiing roerci.aut of tbe
place. This Remedy has proven of so much
value foi colds and croup in children that
few mothers who know its worth are nil
ling to be without it. For Sale by Nor
phew & Strfcettr.an, droegi?ts.
The law requires that all residents of
our village shall keep.their premises
clean. The marshal will hereafter at
tend to those who seem to ignore the
law. B. A. Cheek, Supt. of Health.
There i no medicine so often nrrord id
every home and so ndnirably adapted to
till purp'Vts for wlueh it M intmile'l
bair f.TluinV Cain UVim. Ilr'jiv a :tk
5e but s u!' n.cail.rr oi'tii'-1 t.in"lv Iiaf
nfcei! of it. A toolhoche or lita'.'itche may
be cued bv it. A tuut:!) cf rliruniatiMH or
Qi-ora'gia quieic-U. The severe pain ot a
burn or scald promptly relieved and the
sore licaled iu much less time than when
medicine has to be snt for A 8 r.iin may
ie prom;tlv 'reaied Lrfore r nama.ioii sei
in, which insures a cure in about jUe-tliirJ
the time ( t!ierise required. Cuts and
bruises should receive immediate treat
m nt before the na:ts become swollen
which can only be done when Pain Ualui is
kept at hand. A sure throat may be cured
before it becomas eriou A tioublesom
corn may be lemoved by applying it twice
a dav for a week or two. A lame back may
be cured and several days of valuable time
saved or a pain in the side or chest rtliev
ed without paying a doctor bill Procure
a 50 cent bottle at once and you will never
regret it. tor sile by Morphew & Street
The Record and Atlanta Weekly
Constitution one year for $1.40.
New line of mantel clocks, big
value, sure to suit, at Swindell s,
A s-lect line of ladies and gent
watch chains, fresh from the fac
tory, at Swindell s.
THE EAGLL BAR
Pure Kentucky Rye and North
Carolina Corn Whiskies, Wines
Brandies Export Beer. Champagne,
Brandy Peaches, French Brandy,
and in fact, all liquors kept in a
Orders solicited from adjoining
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J. G. NICHOLS,
liTOW FOR THE ttJLCZEl. ?
This is dmX of kot csmpetition, and we new anucuuee tliat no firm
shall bat us in! furnishing goods at
W kavo just received ajarg stock
Shoe?, fcc. to suit every oa,and sell
A large and general line of
CALL AND SEE VS,
J". Q-- ITIOHOIjS cSc JBIO-
Lew is Maddux, Peid5t.
ASIIEYII.Li:, . C
DESIGMATFD STATK DKPOSilTORY.
We have Special facilities for handling the business of Merchants
and others in Western North Carolina. If you hare no Bank account
or think of a change, we will be glad to have yon correppond with us.
Have opened their
Southern end of the Fie mming Hotel , where
they are prepared to
everything in the Grocery Line.
We will also have
equipped with good
few days. Respectfully
OF ALL KIM
I have a full assortment of
ding Builders supplies, such
also, paint, oil and white lead, i have a fine line Of Gunn
both breach and muzzle loaders, from $2.50 up to $40.00.
Stoves of all pricea and kind, including the celebrated New Matron
Cook Stove. Heating stoves of all kin'la and pricea.f .. ,. ... . . x , ,
I also do all kinds of Tin Roofing and Guttering.
Remember I aell a good axe for 60 cents ; a good Mattock for 60 eta.
I will sell you nails at the very low price of $1.60 per keg, factory
price. Mail orders will receive my personal and prompt a:tentkn.
With eight years experience in the hardware business, I think I am
prepared to give you goods in my line at the very lowest price possible.
Respectfully,- ; f,. -
T. I .Giliam,
all mmz g:lbted to us,
by cither Mortgage, Note or open
account will please call and settle
at once and save us the unpleasant
i duty of forcing collections.
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R. L. NICHOLS
of(Clothip, I xta, Dre Good a
them wi th the
Merchandise;- Groceries etc
. I P. McLocd, Cashier.
SURPL US $25 non.
Grcce Store in the
furnish the publi with
our Livery Stable
horses and vehicles in a
A. B. GILKEY & SON.
all kinds of hardware, idqlu-
as nails, Jocks andhingosi
Morganton, N. C.
Thel Ecapt on Vour Face.
Are eauted by impure blood, and will
never l f!l ui(ti y n cieanne it an 1
baittl it op in ricAnefs and parity. l'ji
e Blood Balm. M.r gret t ti!ol j .ritier kit 2
tonic, ii v. uul y u &et;d. cattle wit
clear voir .:tu.p'- f.on fcu 1 p irify yaur
blood. Try it i'r.c 1 CO rtr bo'.tie. For
tie dy dmgg1gt.