The Elkin Times (Elkin, … /
March 24, 1898, edition 1 /
Part of The Elkin Times (Elkin, N.C.) / About this page
page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
ELKIF, N. 0., THURBDAT, MARCH 24 1898
Loss Estimated to be About
ORIGIX OF FI HE UNKi\OWi\.
iv« Stores, Tlio Klk Inn, Po8t
A. il. t’lioU’s KcnuIoiico, J. T. lYeii-
<5rou's Law OiUec CoiiNUiiictl.
About 12 o’clock last night
the cry of fire was raised and
the people of Elkin awoke to
find that tlie Post Office block
was burning : when first discov
ered the fire was only a small
blaze on the east side of the
store house occupied by J. H.
flaynes, grocer, and Wm. Gil
liam, harness and saddles; the
blaze appears to have been on
the outside of building, about six
feet from the ground.
The church bolls oi Elkin and
Jonesville rang out the alarm
and the entire community was
soon at the scone, but the build
ing was a frame one, and the
water supply was not good, and
the flames spread through the
building with fearful rapidity,
and could not bo checked ; in
the same building was the Post
Otticc, Baily & Go’s Grocery
store, and 13r. J. M. Ileece’s
Drugs, ail on the lowci- floor,
while the upper floor was occu
pied by . John Childers, who
kept a b.'arding house; Mr.
Childers and wile and the boa'd-
ers hardly escaped w*th their
lives. Tliere ws|8 nothing saved
out of Post Ofi\ce, or Dr. J. M.
llecce’s Drugs, but Baily & Co.
saved a small part of their stock
of goods. From this building
the fire spread to the buildings
on the east side occupied by J.
F. Ilendren, T. M. Butner, and
iSI. W. Fowler ; on the west side
the fire consumed the store house
occupied by Weir and Ball,
together with most of their stock
of goods; then the dwelling
of A. G. Click was cunsumed
and also about half of Mr. Clicks
The Elk Inn opposite the Post
Office building by this time was
ablaze despite the most heroic
efforts of the brave men who
lought for every inch, but were
compelled to let it go ; ihe hotel
sample room and Dr. J. W.
Ring’s Drug Store quickly fell
before the fearful blaze. J. S.
Bell’s s;oro and Hubbard &
't. 11 k v..^ »-i I.- I'ji »-> »vci*o
saved by almost^ superhuman
If the night had not been so
very calm the loss woiild have
been still heavier.
The several sufferers desire to
heartily thank those w'ho so will
ingly assisted them in saving
what they did.
Below we give as accurate, a
list of the losses with amount of
insurance carried as we can get
before going to press.
John E. Childers lost all liis\
household goods, loss $300.
Mrs, N. V. Sheppard, store'
house; loss $Jl,000; no insurance.
J. W. Gilliam, stock of har
ness; loss $000; insnrauce $300.
J. II. Haynes, groceries; loss
§■100; insurance, $250.
B. Woodruff’, shoe tools; loss
^50, no insurance.
W. E. Paul, Office building;
loss $250, no insurance.
T. M. Butirer, Jeweler; loss
$100; no insurance.
J. F. Ilendren, lawyer; loss
$160; insurance $100.
N. W. Fowler, storehouse
building; loss |1,000; insurance
N. W. Fowler, stock of goods;
loss $2,500 ; insurance $750,
stock partly saved.
C. II. Gwyn, Hotel, loss $5,
000; no insurance.
J. W. Ring, drug store buildj
ii:g and stock; los; ,’«,000; no in
surancc; stock partly saved.
xV. G. Click, dwelling; loss
$2,500, insurance $1,750 on
dwelling; $500 on furniture.
W. II. Eounsaville; storehouse;
loss $750, no insurance.
Weir <fc Ball, saved stock, but
badly damaged; no insurance.
El’iin Cornet band, instru
ments; loss $150; no insurance.
A. G. Click, storehouse; loss
$1,500; no insurance.
Post Office, stamps, etc ; loss
$200; books saved.
]3aily & Co., dry goods etc;
loss $2,900; insurance $500. -
J. M- Reece, lost stock drugs,
$200; no insurance.
Governor Bob Taj'lor, ot
Tennessee, will lecture in Win
ston on the night of April 2nd.
He will come under the auspices
of the y. M. C. A.
BAILY & CO.
Men’s r.;ice and Congress S2.00 Shoes at $t .50.
Men’s Creedniore'a, wortli $3.00 at $1.73.
Tap Sole Congress, Value 52.00 at .$1.50.
Opera Tip Congress, Value $3.00 at ,$1.9S.
Ladies Clotli Top, Value S2.00 at ,$i.24.
Ladies Kid Butfon, Value $2.50 at $1.73,
Ladies Kid Hutton, Value ?2.50 at $1.49.
Ladies Kid Lace, Value *2.00 at $1.29.
We Are Oifering All Our Standard Shirting Prints
At 4 Cents.
rLl'jASE lU'’.MErvrBKR THAT }!AILY tt CO, are the first and' only
Firm in Elkin that divides projits with their patrons.
f; • -.S
Green & Gray Furniture Co.
ELKIN, N. C.
We are now turning out Furniture in large quantities and having
tlie most Improved Machinery suitable for Furniture Manufactur
ing enables ns to
if MEET ALL COMPETITION.
When you once see our Furniture and Prices we will have no
trouble to sell you. We want your trade and will offer special in
ducements to get it. We always keep'a nice line of
CofifirLS a-rLd Ca-s]sets
At tlie very lowest ])rices. Call in and see our works when in
Elkin, we will treat you ri jiit. Your friends.
Green & Gray Furniture Co.
ELKIN, N. C.
N. W. FOWLER,
The Eag’e Sli<^e, in Black and Tan, Conscress or Lace, worth $^5.00 for $3.00.
Every pair warranted.
The Perfection Shoe, hand sewed, cloth top, lace, worth $5.50 for $3.00,
A full line of Douglas Shoes at $2.00 to $3,00.
Men’s Suits, w'orth $8.00 for
I^Icn’s Suits worth ^10.00 for $0.40'
Men’s Suits worth S18.00 lor $7.9S,
Men’s Suits worth $22.00 for $12.00.
Boys Suits from $2.50 to $7.00.
Child’s Suita from f2.50 Up.
A Nit;e Line of AVhite and Colored Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, &c.
Koyster’s High <!rade and rremiura Ditsolved Bone for Wheat.
Anchor, Faimers’ Friend and Acme for Wheat,
vl' A nice assortment of Clover, Timothy and Orchard Grass Seeds.
six' -o--o^ —oi- ''o^ ''o'" ''oi.^o''
a St rr o it t a
IhB Kind Von Havo Atoays Bought
Send $1.00 and get the Elkin
Times and McCall’s Magazine for
Tobacco Fair a Success
So Are Our Bargains.
Come in and See Them.
Pairs Lace Curtains—Ano
tion Lot—at half price.
500 Dozen Handl.-erehiefs, wo.ith
10c. each, at 20c. dozen.
Gloves—black, tax), green, ox-
blood—all tlie new shades.
Dbess Goods—stylish-and cheap.
Shoes and Gents Furnishings—
just what you’re looking for.
AN OPEN LETTER,
WINSTON. N. C.
To Our Frieifc M Customers:
We wish to extend our thanks for your
liberal patronage during the past year and
£>sk for a share of the same for the year
We feel that w’e are in better shape to give
yon BAllGAINS this year than ever before.
We don’t believe in making a big splutter
and blow in the newspapers about “Sawing
and Chewing” and making “Things Drop,”
•fee., &c. Facts and figures are what does
the work. We append a few figures and let
you draw the facts or rather prove them by
comin? to see for yourselves.
l''OR ONE CENT YOU CAN BUY a Pa
per of Needles, a Paper of Pins, a Tablet, a
Thimble^ a Hat Pin, or 2 Lead Pencils, <,>r
Box of Crayons.
Our line of Notions, Groceries, Shoes,
Hats, Glassware, Confectionery, &c., &c., are
all full and complete. Our Dry Goods for
the Spring trade have been bought and will
be open in a few days. Styles and prices
are right and we can please you.
We give 36 inches for a yard and 16
ounces for a pound and count 12 for a dozen
every time. Watch us if you want to, count
and weigh after us too, we don’t object,
w'ould like for you to do it.
Yours for business all the time,
J. S. BELLp
The Elkin Times (Elkin, N.C.)
groups preceding, succeeding, and alternate titles together.
March 24, 1898, edition 1
Click "Submit" to
request a review of this
page. NCDHC staff will check .
0 / 75
North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Open ONI. View system reports.
DigitalNC is a project of the North Carolina Digital Heritage
Center, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural
Hill Libraries and our sponsors.
Background image: Grandfather Mountain,