GLARE, MICH., ERIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1895.
New Series: Vol 8, Wo. 89
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embrace all the new Fall Shapes
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W.e cam Fit yonr Head5 Face and Pocket for Comfort Style and |g§
Q of the line of-MEN'S GLOVES, same SB
FOR $3.00. CHOICE FOR $12.'
. continue till tlie STOCK is gone.
This Sale will
The Clare City Roller Mills
Burned to tlie Ground
CAUSE OF FIRE NOT KNOWN.
A Severe Loss to Glare Merchants
and Farmers of tlie Sur- ,
VERY LITTLE INSURANCE.
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Most of our citizens were very much
surprised to learn, upon coming
down town this, Friday, morning,that
tlie Clare grist mill had burned to the
ground during the night. The ' fire
occured at about midnight and the
first one to discover it was John Dustin, who lives at the east end of 8tfc
street. As the mill is situated too far
out to be reached with water, he did
not give the alarm,but hastened to the
mill. Upon reaching it he found that
the inside was ubout all burned, the
ontside walls seeming to stand after
the inside had been consumed.
The origin of the fire is a mystery,
and as water power is used and there
had been no fire in the small boiler
in the mill since 3 o'clock in the afternoon and when the mill shut down at
6 it was completely out. Also, before
leaving the mill the machinery had
ben.examined to see if there were any
hot boxes, and there were none. Consequently, the only conclusion to
draw is that the fire was started by
some miserable scoundrel.
The mill was erected about 4 years
j ago and is, if we are not mistaken, the
only institution in the city which was
erected by outside capital. The mill
was just beginning to gain a wide
reputation for the quality of flour
turned out, and farmers would come
from as far as Mt. Pleasant on the
south and near G-ladwin on the north,
with their wheat, etc. Thus it was
the. means of bringing trade to our
merchants which formely went to
The original cost of the mill was be-
and will make
EN'S^Froin 29c to 75c,. same qualities sold last
season, at 50c to $1,
LAJMES-at 20c5 42c,. 47c and 50c, fully 25 , pea
cent less than-other houses will ask youi
for same quality.
tween $18,000 and $20,000; the loss is
estimated at about $15,000. This
severe loss was covered with a very
. Mr. Geo. H. Waldo, who has been
the prime factor in the mill's development, is undecided whether it will be
rebuilt, or not. If it should be, the
former site will not be chosen, but one
down town using different power.
Price's Cffesm BaEclmg
World's Fair Highest
Some have asked the question,
'will Tatman sell cheaper for casM"
He answers, most assuredly yes. Bfe
will divide his profits with the cus-
I tomers; if not there would be no object to the customer.
On account of Haslett Park Camp
meeting, August 1st to September 1st,
1895. the F. & P.M., will sell excursion
tickets to junction points, commencing July 31st, and on each Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturday thereatter im
August, limited for return to Sept.
2nd, '95, at rate of one and one third
fare for round trip.
verybody is invited to call and exa:
by a complete new stock and LOW prices, I shall
, , . «., -, * . - ,- I endeavor to retain my former trade, and try to
make customers of those who in previous years have not favored me with their patronage,
iwish tocaiiyour SPECIAL ATTENTION totheINTERIOR OF THE STORE AND WINDOWS, whlcfl a™dressmfbyMR.'GEo.
H. OHAPMAN, who is a fine WINDOW TRIMMER and a THOROUGH DRY GOODS SALESMAN.
emember, August. 26th, ■
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