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MILLIONS LOST IN
BIG SAVANNAH [IRI
Seaboard Air Line Railway the Prin
MUCH COTTON DESTROYED
Hutchinson Island, Site of Seaboard
Terminals, Swept by Flames
in Fierce Wind.
Savannah, Ga., Feb. 15.-Fire driv
en by a wind almost reaching the
proportions of a gale swept Hutch
inson Island, the site of the Seaboard
Air Line Railway terminals, thi;
The fire started in the motor roon
of the Southern Fertilizer and Chem
ical Company, located just west o
the Seaboard terminals.
Before the force of 125 men coul<
be mobilized to fight the fire, th<
structure was filled with flumes an
great columes of smoke poure<
through the windows. A general fir
alarm called into action the fir
fighters maintained by the Seaboar<
Air Line, all the tugs and other craf
in the harbor went to their aid, an<
and careful att<
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partment were quickly put over the
The Seaboard terminals, though on
the north side of the Savannah riv'er,
" are within a thousand feet of the city
hall and that section of the business
district known as the Bay.
A smoke screen curtained the ac
i tivity on the island from the thous
ands watching the fire from the city
side, but at intervals great tongues
of bames burst through the smoke
- and fire brands could be seen drop
3 ping on the warehouses, wharves and
- sheds to the east. Fire fighters were
i stationed on the roofs of the ware
s houses and on the wharves and for
hours they battled in what appeared
i to be a losing fight. The bames
- sparing warehouse No. 1, in a por
f tion of which is located the agents
office, enveloped warehouse No. 3
I and continued their way eastward.
3 As soon as the alarm was sounded
I masters of tugs in the harbor went
i to the rescue of vessels moored in the
slips of the terminals, taking on or
discharging cargoes. Two British
I steamships carrying large quantities
t of ammunition were taken to safety.
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was removed to safe moorings the
tugs immediately joined the fire
At 8 o'clock tonight, after the wind
had died down it was announced that
the fire was under control. Even at
that time the heavens were aglow and
great beds of fire were visible to the
watchers on the high buildings along
At 9 o'clock,'while it is evident that
the loss will reach into millions, there
has been no estimate of the damage
done by the fire. An officer of the
Southern Fertilizer and Chemical
Company said that their plant is val
ued at $225,000 and that the stock
on hand at $750,000. As it was not
known how much the ruins would
salvage, he was not in position to
estimate their loss. A large quantity
of cotton stored in warehouses and
on wharves was destroyed. One cotton
man has estimated the loss in cotton
FIND BIG STILL IN
HEART OF CITY
Chattanooga Plant Was Ready to
Turn Out a Total of 8,000
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 15.-What
is declared to be the largest private
distillery ever found in the United
States was unearthed in the basement
of the Altmore apartment house here
today by the police and the alleged op
erator and owner of the apartment,
H. Kelso Iailey, prominent club man
and business man, was placed under
arrest, along with three negroes, al
legei to b.e assisting him.
The distillery was discovered by ac
cident, City Detectives Burks, Para
diso and Gillespie having been at the
time chasing a negro charged wvith
housebreaking, who sought refuge in
a secret passage to the basement of
the apartment. One apparatus of
100-gallon capacity daily was in full
op~eration, they said, while arrange
ments were being made to place four
more stills at work, wvhich wvould have
turnedl out a total of 8,000 gallons a
(lay. Hlailey was discovered working
on~ a new coper wvorm in one of the
many apartments undler the building,
the detectives report, and great quan
tities of corn in various stages of fer
mentation for making whiskey wvere
The fumes and smoke were carried
above the building by pipes anti a
blowv pipe was found in the room
where the still was. The equip~ment
was newv, but older apparatus which
had been discarded in order to secure
greater capacity wvas found in the
Hlailey gave bond for his appear
ance in local and federal courts.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Clarendo~n
By J1. M. Windham, Prohate Judge:
Wfl ii EAS, Fredl Lesesne madle suit
to me to grant him Letters of Ad
ministration of the Estate and effects
of Matthew Rancroft Lesesne
'PTHESE AREF, TH IEREFORE, to
cite and admnaish all and singular
the Kindred and Creditors of the sai'l
Matthew Blancroft Lesesne, dleceased,
that they he aind appear before me,
in the Court of Probate, to be beld
at Manning on the 14th day of F'eb
ruary, next, after publication hereof,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
Admilinistration should not be granted.
GIVEN under my hand this 28th
(lay of January, Anno Domini, 1919.
,J. M. WINDHIAM,
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Dodge Brothers like to think that
thousands of soldiers who saw its
wonderful work at home and in France
will make the name of their car
more than ever a household word.
It was the only car of its type and class
officially adopted by the War- Depart
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It will pay you to visit us and examine this car.
The gasoline consumption is unusually low.
The tire mileage is unusually high.
SUMTER MOTOR CO.,
Sumter, S. C.