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Costly Fire Destroys Hotel On
NO LiYfS REPORTED AS LOST
Famous Hostelry on thc Crest cf Fa
mous TDuresse G Mountain, Goes ?7B
in Smoke, Together With Four Cot
Chattanooga, Tenn., Special.-Fa
mous old Lookout Inn, on the crest of
Lookout mountain, was burned to the
ground Tuesday afternoon, together
With all its contents, and also four
cottages in proximity to the hotel.
The hotel owners, Messrs. Jung and
Shamctulski, stated that a deal had
just been consummated for the sale
of the Inn property for a considera
tion of $135.000 and that but for the
ifire the deal would have been closed
[Wednesday. There was $26,000 in
surance on the hotel and its; furnish
The loss on the four cottages and
[heir contents was estimated at $16,
)0, with insurance noi priven.
The. incline railway power house
ras badly damaged and the trestle
|n the face of the bluff was ablaze
for a considerable time. Tuesday
|ight there was a streak of fire al
lost from the top to the base of
jookout mountain along the line of
|he incline railway and a force of
len is fighting to prevent it from
treading to the timber on the moun
tainside and to many cottages which
pt the slope of the mountain.
The fire started in the south wing
If the hotel building but the exact
mse has hot yet been ascertained.
ie generali}' accepted theory is that
defective flue is responsible for the
The building was as dry as tinder,
^nd a high wind which was sweep
ig across the mountain from the
rest, quickly carried the flames the
^ntirc length of the structure, which
ras consumed iu a very short time.
Seen from the city, the fire was
jectacular during its carly progress,
int soon the mountain was entirely
nveloped in a dense cloud of smoke
id all that could be seen from high
>ints in thc city was what appeared
a terrible storm cloud rolling from
With the coming of darkness, how
ler, the smoke cleared and the out
?e of the crest of old Lookout was
larked by a rim of red fire, resemb
|ng a huge figure S.
It is definitely known that there
^ill be no attempt in the near future
rebufld the inn.
The hotel .was completed in 1SS9 at
cost of $150,000 and contained
ibout 400 rooms.
Each succeeding season following
its opening it has been visited by
?rsons of note from all over the
rorld. Prince Henry of Prussia,
?ronounced it the most ideal spot he
id evor visited and the scenery
lore goregous than that of the Swiss
There were no casualties so far as
ian be learned.
Dentist Is Acquitted.
."Roanoke, Va., Special.-"Not
'guilty," was the jury's verdict in
the case of W. S. Gregory, a wealthy
Roanoke dentist, who has been on
trial for the past ten days on a
charg? of attempt at rape on Miss
Theodora U. Irvine, a teacher of ex
pression of New York, while she was
?a chloroformed patient in his office
liere last summer. Miss4' Irvine testi
fied that she emerged from the an
aesthetic in /time to positively iden
tify Gregory as her assailant. Greg
ory maintained that Miss Irvine was
.dreaming. Eminent physicians gave
expert testimony to the effect that
hallucinations frequently follow the
administration of anaesthesia.
Watchman Killed by Robbers.
?Lynchburg, Va.,- Special.-Thomas
B. Monroe, for many years night
"watchman as a bluff on the James
river branch of the Chesapeake &
Ohio Railroad, eighteen miles west
of "here, was murdered Tuesday night,
robbery being the motive. His body
xras found lying partly in the James
river, and under a fiftecn-fobt em
l^ankment, where it had been
thrown. His pay, received only the
previous da}', was missing and a cor
oner's jury rendered a verdict of
Victims of Their Own Plot.
Birmingham, Ala., Special.-Fifty
State convicts employed in the mines
at Pratt City formed a conspiracy
Tuesday night to set No. 3 minc afire
and escape during the confusion. As
a result eight of them were burned
to death, one is missing and the oth
er 41 are safely locked in the stock
ade.- i Thc coup was. cunningly ,plan
ned and daringlv executed..
Heney Jtapidly Recovering.
San Francisco, Special.-Francis J.
Heney is recovering with surprising
rapidity from the bullerit wound in
flicted by Morris Haas, and it is pre
dicted that ic a few weeks he will
be able to res?mp his prosecution of
the graft cases. There are no indica
tions of blood poisoning. He was
able to take lionid nourishment.
Big Mississippi Compress Burns.
Indianola. Miss., Special.-The
plant of the Indianola Compress and
Warehouse Company, and several ad
joining buildings were destroyed by
fire Tuesday. The loss probably will
he in excess of $300.000, with a com
paratively small amount of insurance.
A large quantity of cotton was de
Senator Elkins anncuiws formal
ly that Miss K2f,'"Hne Elkins is no j
engaged to the Duke of the Abmzzi. I
CAMPAIGN ??NDS OF
J. Pierpont Morgan Has Second Place
-Andrew Carnegie and Whitelaw
Reid, However, Also in $25.000
New Ycrk dir;>atch, 21st.
When the report of George S. Shel
don, Republican national treasurer,
is filed with the State Audvtor of
New York at Albany it will be found
it is said that the Republican cam
paign which elected William H. Taft
was Conducted with a fund of about
Charles P. Taft was the heaviest
contributor having added $160,000 to
the fund. . ? >
Thc following isthe list of leading
contributers who gave over ^250 :
Charles P. Taft. ....$160.000
J. Pierpont Morgan. 25,000
Andrew Carnegie. 25,000
William Nelson Cromwell... 25,000
Whitelaw Reid. 25.000
D. O. Mills . 5,000
Adolphus Busch. 5,000
R. C. Kerens. 5,000
W. C. Dickey. 5,000
William Barrett Ridgely ..- 1,200
President Roosevelt. 1,000
Frank B. Kellogg. 1,000
C. A. Severance. 1,000
E. N. Saunders. 1,000
Thomas F. Cole. 1,000
Edward R. Stettinius. 1,000
Marvin Hughitt. 1,000
N. W. Harris. 1,000
H. K. Conchran. 1.000
Charles R. Crane. 1.000
Samuel Insull. 1,000
John C. Wharton. 1,000
Charles Page Bryan. 1,000
W. H. Bartlett. 1,000
J?mes A. Patten. 1,000
Robert T. Lincon. 1,000
E. P. Frazier. 1,003
John G. Shedd. 1,000
Jov Morton. 1.000
E. A. W. Kieckheifer. 1,000
Gave Less Than $1,000.
F. H. Smith.. ., .
A. S. Little-field.
Jol*n Milton Oliver.
C. A. Smith.
W. K. Bixbv.. .'.
0. B. Gorin.'.
A. W. Goodrich.
W. H. l?v?ns-. .:.
C. B. Borland.
C. S. Jobes.
F. E. Grimes.
F. H. Smith.
T. D. Jones.,.
B. E. Sunny.
John A. Spoor.
R. S. Bcookings.
A. A. McKay.
John S. Ruunells.
W. F. Comstock.
J. A! Holmes.
E. B. Price.
William T. Joyce.
And These Gave $500.
J. C. Shar?er. ..
George F. 'Griffin.
D. ?. Ccmpbcll...
E. F. Swinr.cy.
D. M. Houser.
Edward B. Butler.
H. W. Coe.
J. H. Etought.
Stewart Spalding.. .. ....
E. J. Bulfingion.
A. H. Mu! h ken.
David B. Jones.
R. W. Sears.. .. ..
Mark S. Willing.
F. J. Dewes.
J. C. Ames.
J. F. Downing.
E. E. Morgan.
T. B. Lyon.
H. P. Knapp.
E. V. Price.
Francis Bei cl 1er.
E. J. Lehmann.
And These Gave $250.
The following gave $250 each:
Charles J. Singer, R. Ortman,' R. A.
Keyes, John P. Wilson, Levy Mayer,
George J. Cooke, G. M. Revnolds, C.
L. Willey, A. C. Bartlett, J*. D. Bas
com, H. Woodland, F. S. Winston,
Kenn- G. Hart, W. H. Whiteside, J.
B. Tarbell. H. M.'Vlvllesby, R. L. W.
Bowers, William Butterworth, W. V.
Kelley, P. J. Bennett, M. J. Spiegal,
A. B. Conover, M. A. Ryerson, D. H.
Burnham, C. H. Hurlburd, Matz Boy
den Fistior, E'. L. Ryerson, Eugene S.
Pike, D. N. Barker. Graham H. Har
ris, J. S. Field, D. M. Cummings, Jo
seph B. Field, F. H. Rawson, 0. W.
Nor; on, A. M. Barnhart, W. Stone,
Kenneth Clark, T. A. Schuke, John
1. H. Field, C. K. Sharood, John R.
Mitchell, Gebhard Bohn. A. H. Lin
dke, C. W. Gordon. E. H. Bailey, F.
B. Wells. F. C. Yann Dusen. W.
Deering, Byron L. Smith and H. H.
Governor of Florida Will Open Cot
Lake Cit}-, Fla., Special.-Thc com
mittee on arrangements for the cot
ton convention here November 25th,
received a message from Governor
Broward that he would be on hand to
open the convention. Senators Talia
ferro and Fletcher, together with
many merchants and bankers of
prominence will be nrcsent and ev
ery phare of the cotton business will
Raised 121 Bushels of Corn* to Acre.
Gaffney, S. C., Spacial.-The com
mittee appointed by the Merchants
and Planters ' Bank to decide who is
entitled to thc $50 prize offered by
it for the largest yield of corn from
one acre of land in Cherokee county,
awarded thc prize to O. P. Hill, who
raised 121 bushels. The total num
ber of bushels of corn raised by thc
seventeen men who competed for this
prize is 13S4 33-S0, being: an nvreagc
of more than SO bushels an acre.
Andrew Carnegie Cernes Out
Fer Tariff Revision
SAYS PRGTFCTIGN NOT NEEDED
Iron Master, in a Notable Article in
December Issue of a Magazine,
Will Declare That Duties on Manu
factured Articles Should be Reduc
ed or Altogether Abolished, and
That Orly the Luxuries Used by
the Eich Should Bear a Duty.'
New York, Special.-A notable ar
ticle from Andrew Carnegie, dealing
with the tariff, will appear f in the
forthcoming December number of
Thc Cen tiny Magazine, in which the
iron master takes the position that
'/infant industries" no longer need
protection; that the steel and other
industries have now grown beyond
the need of tariff protection; that
duties on luxuries used by the rich
should be maintained, bat that those
on manufactured articles should be
reduced greatly, or abolished entire
ly when no longer needed.
Mr. Carnegie's article is entitled
"My Experience With and Views
Upon the Tariff."
Mr. Carnegie says:
"We have already become by far
the greatest of all manufacturing na
tions. While the tariff as a whole
even today has ceased to be primar
ily benelieial as a measure of protec
tion, it has become of vast import
ance from the standpoint of revenue,
and it is to this feature I bespeak the
special attention of readers of all
parties, for duties upon imports, not
for protection, but for needed reve
nue, should not become a party ques
tion. Reasonable men of all parties
may be expected to approve this plan
of obtaining revenue."
He says: "The American tariffs, in
happy contrast to others, almost ex
empt the poor and heavily tax the
rich, just as it should, for it is they
who have the ability to pay as re
quired bv the highest economic au
Mr. Carnegie says of future tariff
"The next. Congress dealing with
the tariff "will probably be inclined at
first to reduce duties all around and
perhaps to abolish some, but its first
care should bc io maintain present
duties, and ?even in some cases to
increase them, until all articles used
almost exclusively by the rich, and
this not for protection, but for reve
nue, not drawn from the workers hut
from the rich. That is the first and
prime duty of Congress.
"Its second duty is to reduce du
ties greatly upon manufactured ar
ticles and to abolish entirely those no
Whit Democrats Spent.
Chicago, Special.-Thc Democratic
national committee received in all
$620,644.77 and spent $619.410.06
during the recent presidential cam
paign, leaving a balance on hand of
$1,234.71. So reads a statement made
public by the officers of the commit
tee and the itemized statement will
bc filed for record in the office of the
Secretary of State of Kentucky ins
compliance with the resolution adopt-j;
ed by the national committee at Lin-:
coln. Neb., last July. Thc statement!
made public by the committee in
cludes a certificate of audit by My
ron D. King, auditor of the national
Briefs of General News.
Gen. William L. Marshall recom
mends that Congress appropriate
$965,000 for next year's work on the
John D. Rockefeller began testify
ing for the defense in thc suit of the
government to dissolve the Standard
Sunday Tragedy in Alabama Town.
Birminghom, Ala., Special.-J. A.
Northcutt. a wall-known citizen of
Henry Ellen, Jefferson county, was
shot and almost instantly killed by
J. W. Dement. The shooting occur
red in front of Northcutt's home and
three bullets took effect, Dement was
brought her.and lodged in the county
jail. He will say nothing as to the
cause of thet ragedy.
Cleveland Street Car Strike Called
Cleveland, O., Special.-At a meet
ing of the local union of the street
railway motormen and conductors it
was unanimously voted to call off the
strike against the Municipal Traction
Company, which was begun last May.
The company was forced into the
hands of receivers who now are in
charge of thc railway property. The
Mutual Traction Company refused to
grant, an increase in wages, which
was demanded by the union and the
strike was ordered.
Atlanta Negro Murders His Wife.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Using a
razor with which he severed the
carotid artery and jugular vein, Sam
Jones, a negro, Sunday ' killed his
wife and left her dead body in a pool
of blood in a house in thc rear of 177
West Mitchell street. Jones made
his escape. He is described as a low,
heavy-set negro, very black and
weighs about 140 pounds.
Democratic Contributors Number
Albany, N. Y.,Special.-Represent
ing Chairman Norman E. Mack and
Treasurer Herman Ridder, of the
Democratic national committee, Sam
uel Bell Themas, a New York attor
ney, arrived in Alhanv with treasurer
Kidder's report of Democratic cam
paign contributions which will be
filed at the office of the Secretary of
State. Thc complete list of contri
butors numbers over 7J.0D0.
EVEN AN EXPERT
LATE EVENTS MEA]
Prof. Hirth Calls Chir
New York CI t'y.-Friedrich Hirth,
Professor of Chinese In Columbia
University, who as a lifelong student
of the Chinese people, their language
and literature, is considered one of
the best authorities living on Chinese
topics, gave it as his opinion that the
death of the Empress Dowager and
the Emperor meant the opening of
an entirely uew and better era which
would benefit not only China but the
other nations of the world. He
thought affairs iii China would from
now on advance rapidly toward Euro
pean ideals, and though progress will
bo less rapid than in Japan, China
would in thirty or even twenty years
be transformed into a nation on an
equal fooling with th?-f?ther great
nations of the world.
Professor Hirth had no belief in
the report that foul play had entered
into the death of the Dowager or the
Emperor. In regard to the general
attitude of the influential parties and
individuals toward the new rule, he
"1 think the events of the next few
weeks or days will determine the
question of bloodshed or peace. I
think that both Liberals and Conser
vatives are ready to walt quietly in
order to see what course the Govern
ment will take. Prince Chun is a
Liberal, and he has enons?i?cllowers.
I think, among the really' dangerous
party, the overardent Liberals, who
might be called the Anarchistic party,
to avert any trouble from them.
"Prince Chun. I believe, is an able
man. He has visited Germany on a
diplomatic mission.. He alone of those
who have come into great power in
China has seen Europe; that single
fact should be enough to show in
what direction his rule will tend."
Speaking in a general way of the
death of Emperor and Dowager he
"It appears to me a very beneficial
thing for China. The antagonistic
relations between the two and the
cintro! by the Dowager of the Em
peror roused great dissatisfaction
among the Liberals, who had rested
their hopes ou the Emperor.
VOODOO SIGN C
Supersiitioiis Tesl applied to a Man Ace
Eeo* Slain on the Weapon, Misti
Monticello, Ark. --( Suspicion of ,
murder haviugbeenconfirmed against;
him iu the eyes of his neighbors by a
voodoo test, Louis Hursh, a farmer,
cut his throat and died in the pres- !
en.ee of the Coroner's jury. ,
Samuel Haywood was the man
whose murder was under investiga
tion. He was called to his front door
at night and killed with a charge of
buckshot. His wife had but a fleet
ing glance at the assassin and could
give no clew to his identity. j
Hursh was questioned about the
crime at the inquest, but protested
that he had no knowledge of lt. Mem
bers of the family swore that he was
nt home when the shot was fired, and
Hursh apparently had been elimin
ated from the list of suspects when
one of the jurymen, an aged negro,
"Try the voodoo test on him," j
urged Hie negro.
"What's that?" inquired the Coro-,
"Get H ursa's gun and fire it off
again while he is standing by. If he i
did the murder the guu will sweat !
The Coroner was disinclined to
take this et?", but others urged it on
him and hf? finally consented. Hursh
declared that it.was a matter of in- ?
difference to him whether ihe test i
President's Promise to an Ohio
Veteran of the Civil War.
Washington, D. C.-General H. C.
Corbin, retired, secured frcm Presi
dent Roosevelt a promise to appoint
Gilbert Van Zandt, the drummer boy
of tho Seventy-ninth Ohio Volunteer
Infantry In the Civil War. to a place
in the Government service. General
Corbin brought Van Zandt, whose
home is at Wilmington, Ohio, with
him and told the President that he
entered the military service at ten
years of age as a drummer boy In the
Rlnh linds of News.
It was believed ii Eerlin that
France and Germany are nearer war
than they have been since 1870.
Washington dispatches reported
Frank H. Hitchcock would be Post
master-General in the Taft Cabinet.
Charles F. Murphy asserted that
Tammany Hail did all it could for W.
J. Bryan, despite charges to the con
lt is now "All aboard for Guate
mala" from any railway station in
the United States. All rail commu
nication willi Progressive City is now
IN A WH?LL
loon by Triggs, in the New York Treas.
N A MODERN CHINA
lese Born Parliament
"Yet Tsi-An played a valuable part.
It almost seems she saved the cation
in 1S98. when by a coup d'etat the
young Emperor tried to crowd on
China in twenty days changes which
the nation would have needed as
many years to digest.
"Yet, the Emperor being highly
appreciated by the party o? reform
and progress, her seizure of the reins
of Oovemment and suppression of
new ideas cast a gloom over the spirit
of the empire. And little as we know
the new characters on the Chinese
stage, it is fair to believe that both
extremes-conservative and progres
sive-will hold themselves in check,
and will wait to see where the Gov
ernment is tending. All depends on
events; it is impossible to state what
will happen; one can only speak of
"But the tendency, whether calm
or violent, will, I feel sure, bu toward
liberalism. These two deaths have
cleared the course for China. There
is much talk of antagonism toward
Manchu rule, yet that antagonism is
a thing of recent years; it has been
greatly heightened by the relations
between the Emperor and his aunt,
the Dowager. I believe now that that
antagonism will calm down for the
time, and will, if the new Govern
ment gives satisfaction, die out.
"The talk is of a Constitutional
Government. I think, and have al
ways thought, the Chinese well fitted
for it. They have always appeared to
me to be born parliamentarians. Cer
tainly they are as well fitted for lib
eral institutions as any Oriental na
tion-better fitted than the Turks or
Persians, as well fitted, I think, as
the Japanese. Eut I believe they will
model their Government on the Jap
anese Government, and that the
stages of their progress generally will
"The present Government has a
strong liberal party behind it, and the
.adicals are too much in the minority
now to do any harm. So many strong
men, both liberal and radical, are
with the Government that I do .not
foresee a serious outbreak."
used o? Murder Drives Him to Dealb
iken For Blood, is Really RKSL
was applied or not. He told where
his gun would be found, and it was
brought into court.
The Coroner and jury adjourned to
the woods near by, and the gun was
loaded and discharged. Hursh stood
by, apparently careless of the results.
Following the firing of the gun the
jurymen crowded around it to exam
ine it for the sign. A murmur arose
among them, and the suspense was
more than the prisoner could bear.
He turned to the gun to examine it,
and the mau who had suggested the
voodoo test pointed to a red stain
near the muzzle of the weapon. Hursh
became agitated and seemed on the
point of making a dash for liberty
when he was seized by a deputy.
Without further investigation the
party filed back into the court room,
where in a few moments the jury
held Hursh responsible for the kill
ing, and Coroner Lewis signed the
When the prisoner saw that he was
to be sent to jail on the strength of
the voodoo test he took a sharp knife
from his pocket and with one stroke
ended i^is life.
Sui"."erjuently more careful examin
ation cf the red stain on the muzzle
of the gun was made and beyond any
doubt it was established to be noth
ing but rust.
Queer Dr. Cabrini Dene'
in His Swiss Chateau.
Geneva.-The richest and most ec
centric man in Switzerland, Dr. Ca
brini, is dead at Lugano, leaving a
fortune of $000,000, most of which
was made in America.
Dr. Cabrini was a man of tho sim
plest habits. He would wear th??
shabbiest clothes, and many tourists
who visited his beautiful chateau at
Cia ni accepted his services as a guldu
nuder the impression that he was
one of his gardeners. He used to
take their tips with glee.
The Field of Sports.
P. T. Powers was elected president
of the Eastern Baseball League.
Thomas C. Jefferson, one of the
best known owners of trotting and
saddle horses in Kentucky, died at
his home in Lexington, Ky., aged
Tho ten-mile Marathon run to be
held in conjunction with the Brooklyn
Post?nico gaines on Saturday, Janu
ary 16, ls going to ba au interesting
affair. All thu old-timers will start.
The feature will be the race ot Gil
lespie, who wins u bride IL he crosse?
tho tana ftr?L
-be exactly as represented.
-have a construction as nearly perfect, as skill
ed workmen ofthree generations with "sixty-five
years experience can make them.
-give that s?.fr:siactiop and durability which honest
-have that air of perfection in those minor details
which either make or mar a vehicle.
-be so built as to insure user of the pleasure, comfort
and the service, known and experienced only in
the Babcock Vehicles
-uphold the Babcock reputation of sixty years for
building The Vehicles That Satisfy
-be over enthusiastically described
-rjive that endless trouble to the users which arises
ATiv ra-t* from poor construction
x\*5 V "I -look ana wear like those built "one every minute'
-lack proper proportions, completeness . of details and
-prove excessive in their prices
. ? -disappoint you, they are sold as, you have a right to ^
expect them to be, and they are The Vehicles That % "
H. He Coskery,
AND BEADY TO SERVE YOU.
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But our goods are marked very low Which also enables
you to purchase a large quantity of merchaudise wi-th a
small sum. Our stock is chock full of
Dry Goods, Shoes, Notions and
These goods .were bought right and will be sold right.
We can clothe and shoe the men, and supply the ladies
with stylish dress goods and hats at very moderate prices.
Full stock of styii?u millinery. We invite our Edgefield
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ure to show you through our stock.
Abe Cohen, Prprietor.
916-918 Bread St., Augusta. Georgia.
On $1000 Insurance
17 tO 20
$14 95 I
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We Carry a Large Stock of
Tin, Rubber, Tar Paper Roofing, Hard Wood Mantels,
Grates and Tiies, Parian House Paints.
_ Black, and galvanized corrugated iron, tar and rosin
sized building paper; Tin Shingles, etc.
Estimates cheerfully furnished on tin roofing, gutters,
etc, galvanized iron cornices, and skylights.
1009 Broad St.,
Two car loads of Brick, One car of lime,
One car of Cement,
One car C. S. Meal and Hulls.
I have also just received 125 dry cell batteries . er Gasoline
engines. I solicit your patronage.