Aiken Standard SC Feb 28 1917
Sl YKARS ACiO. slumbers of onr citizens were rudely broken about four o'clock Tuesday morning by the ringing of the bells of the town and cries of fue. When discovered the fire was under the stairway leading upstairs over Platt's drug store. Fram > Platts and Co.. the fire rapidly so-read ' to other nearby buildings. During the burning an accident occured to the engine which Incapacitted it for; future use. Warden H. F. Warnekf telegraphed to Charleston for /in engine, connection being broken with} Augusta by the breaking of the Langley dam: but later seeing that the- flre was well under control, he countermanded the order. The following buildings, stocks, etc., were destroyed. Mrs. Mary Schroder, building. 'Schroder & Tborpe t part of stork. H. Hahn, building. Hahn & Co.. part of stock. W. J. Platt & Co., stock. \V. H. Harber, building. K J. Dlckerson, Law books and furniture. S. Ott, office furniture. A. P. Ford Office furniture. c,. C. Moseley, stock. Estate .1. H.