Earl H. Bowen Suffers Severe Loss From Flames.
Special to The State.
Blaney, Nov. 17. – Earl H. Bowen, a prominent business man and large planter, living six miles north of Blaney, suffered a heavy loss in the destruction by fire Wednesday night of his gin house, saw mill and shingle mill, together with 15 bales of seed cotton and 50 bales of cotton seed. Mr. Bowen estimates the loss at fully $3,000, with no insurance. There would have been an additional loss of $3,000 had it not been for the timely arrival of neighbors and a number of hand living on the plantation, who helped to remove about 80 bales of cotton which was piled in a field adjoining the gin house. The loss is quite a serious one to Mr. Bowen.