|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/26/1919.
Still Doing Business
Most of the business men and corporations whose buildings were destroyed
by the recent fire have their businesses under full swing or will have
in a few days.
The postoffice is located in the building owned by J.M. Hamilton near
the Peoples Bank.
The Peoples Bank is located in the room formerly occupied by Ira N.
Stump's undertaking establishment. The safes had cooled sufficiently
to be opened Thursday. The inside of the money safe was in perfect
condition and there was nothing to indicate that the contents had ever
been in a fire. A few papers that had been placed on the inside of
the outer doors of the book safe were scorched but nothing within the inner
walls was damaged.
The Calhoun County Bank is located in the rooms formerly occupied by
Attorney L.C. Hamilton. Nothing in the safes were damaged seriously,
though a few books were scorched slightly. Even this would not have
been done if the doors on one of the safes had not been sprung by the concussion
of some dynamite placed in the building.
Ira Hardman has completed a building into which he has moved his stock
of merchandise and is doing business as usual.
George W. Hamilton has erected a building which he will use for a grocery
and confectionery. A fine $2000 soda fountain, probably the best
in the Little Kanawha Valley, arrived last week and will be set up in the
next few days. The building just completed is only temporary and
it is likely that plans will soon be completed whereby a nice brick building
will be erected with a K. of P. hall on the second floor.
Deems & Price, who had a confectionery in the R.W. Bennett building,
have not announced any plans for the future.