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ST.AUGUSTINE HAS HIGHEST STORM TIDE IN OVER SIXTEEN YEARS South Atlantic Coast Towns Arc Fearful as to Prospects of Safe ty Schools are Dismissed St. Augustine, Oct. 18. The entire business section of St. Augustine is flooded with in-rushing sea water to day, while the wind and waves are still rising with no indication of when their limit will be reached. The water is pouring over the sea wall from the highest storm tide in sixteen years. It is feared that tonight's tide will be still worse and that it will sweep high over the city. Bo far there has been no loss of life and the property damage is confined mainly to the unrooflngof a few houses, the tearing down of a few porches and the uprooting of trees, all due to the wind. All last night rockets were fired in the city to warn the residents of outlying sections of their peril. The roar of the seas pounding on the sea wall could be heard at times ahove the storm's howl ing. This morning found street ear traflic tied up, some of the cars standing deep in the water. The prospects were that no trains would be able to arrive or leave the city during the day. Tele phone lines began going down in the wind-blow wreckage today, adding a new ditliculty to the already restricted means of communication. All physi cal communication with the wireless station on Ananastia island was cut oft by the raging sea. By 9 o'clock this morning the wind was blowing sixty miles an hour. The last reports before wires went down south of here along the Florida Easr Coast were that the wind velocity on the exposed keys was terrific. Hcores of persons were driven from their homes today by the rising tide. Several hotels on the water front were flooded in their lower floors. The tide receded slightly about noon but is due to rise again tonight. Two launches weresuuk in' the bay but no lives were lost. The electric power plant was forced to shut down. Watch babies bowels till the frosts come Dr. Fahrney'i Teething Syrup keeps them in good shape. Sample free. (sep-oc llll AlA. POINTS VIA WEST Quickest and Beat Service Fewest Change of Cara One Way and Round Trip Tickets Write roe for Lowest Prevailing Rate and Reliable Information. D. S. CHANDLER, Dist. Paaa. Aft. KNOXVILLE. TENN. "BOB" TAYOR LOOMING UP. Itis all so natural; so perfectly in proportion and so in accord with the habits and customs of the smart poli tician on to his job, this nagging of Senator Taylor by the fused Tennes scan-American, about his4 senatorial job, that we are quite sure the people of the state, if not of the nation, have discovered that the conspirators are bound to love Hooper and hate Taylor, doesn't make any difference what either of them does. Here was the hy brid machine ready with its artillery already planted and aimed preparing to destroy Senator Taylor if he weie to resiirn his senatorship now. ! hat would mean Patterson and, b-r-r-r, odds bodkins, men, that would be h ." As he hasn't resigned they are just as ready to "skin him with de traction." They're now charging him with hatching up a scheme to resign as governor after he is elected and leave the "Patterson speaker of the senate to act as governor." Isn't it awful, Ma bel? If he were to do Uaat there wouldn't be any chance for Charley, for 0 us or Luke, for if the Patterson ites should elect their speaker of the senate, the Lord knos there wouldn't be anv chance for any one of that bunch. We have been doing some investi gating among the boys and we find that when "Bob" wins harmony will continue before the legislature and a regular of the best type will be chosen for one of the senatorial places and an independent" who stood by his party in the hour of its trial for the other. They aren't going to give Mr. Sanders anything. But if Hooper is elected it I all goes to Mr. Sanders. He will be entitled to go to the United States sen ate, for the victory will be his. He engineered the program; he kept the republicans from holding a judicial convention; he made Hooper's nom ination posible and it was he thai brought on the "merger" of the Ten nessean and American newspapers. And we do not hesitate to say it in all franl.ness that Newell Sanders is head and shoulders above the whole bunch of petty conspirators and in the senate lie would be to them as Hype rion to Satyr. He is a republican working steadily, hopefully and with an uncompromising end on the ma' chine for the success of his faction, the destruction of his factional opiositioi and finally the enthronement of his party as he has directed it in Tennes see. If the coalition which he under took after it had been conceived by few treacherous democrats shall win to him will belong the glory and the usufruct. But to return to Senator Taylor the "Trays, Blanches and Sweethearts' are going to bark at him whatever he does. They'll damn him if he does and damn him if he does not, and the only way for him to behave is to let them know that he doesn't care a rap what they say or do. He has got the people back of him, because they know that his present candidacy has not been undertaken o gratify his personal ambition, to pro mote no individual office-seeking en terprise, but solely in the hope of pre serving the welfare of the state and -aving the democratic party from the wreck its treacherous friends have sought to fashion for it. Chattanooga limes. CALIFORNIAN FIRST WAR SPY Lafayette C. Baker Was the First Chief of Detective Bureau of the United 8tates. To California fell the honor In the dark days of the Civil war of supply ing the first national chief of the gov ernment detective bureau. The man chosen to head this most important de partment was Lafayette C. Baker, who arrived at the Golden gate In 1853. coming by way of Panama. He was an active member of the vigilance com mittee at San Francisco from 1856 to 1861. Early in the SDrinc of ,1861 he returned to New York, expecting to re main in the east only a short time, but at 'the very moment he was ready to He Was Compelled to Kill One and Wound Two Others. Leaves are falling. Babies don't fall away while talcing Dr. Fahrney s Teething Syrup. It nakes sap blood. (scp-oct BLEACHED FLOUR CONDEMNED. Nashville, Oct. 19. Twelve hundred ba.isof bleached flour, which were seiz ed by the federal authorities as it was in transit from Kansas City to Atlanta has been condemned and confiscated by the government authorities here as an adultered article of fosd, and has been ordered destroyed by the United States marshal. Try an Ad in Want Columns Jetlle McCarn, the kid-glove reformer of Davidson county, has gone up to Kast Tennessee to try to throw mud on "Bob" Taylor's "embattled crest," but his record has gone before him. Jeflie is the young man whose spurious dem ocracy was so handsomely repudiated by the ptople of his homecounty. His chief claim to public attention is the bitterness or his tongue and his, ability to hurl b i 1 1 ingsgate. Chattanooga Times. Your cough annoys you. Keep on hack ing and tearing the delicate membranes of your throat if you want to be annoyed. Rut if you waat relief, want to be cuted, take Chamberlain's Coujli Remedy, Sold by all dealers. THE HUNTING SEASON Opens Soon r vxrs.. i We are prepared to serve you with Guns, Ammunition, Shell Belts, Hunting Coats, Vests, Leggins, &c. A Car Load of Winchester and U. M. C. Shells Just Arrived f om the factory. Summcrs-Parrott Hardware Company start for the Pacific slope the tocsin of war startled the land, and in common with the loyal citizens of the north he decided to abandon his private busi ness enterprises and serve the imper iled country. It was In April of that year that Baker visited Washington city for the purpose of allying himself with the government in the defense of his coun try. There he had an Interview with General Scott, who was then in com mand of the army of the United States. Present at the interview was Hon, George W. Wright of California, and at that time the plans were discussed and laid for a visit to be made by Baker to Richmond, which was the capital of the Confederacy. In pursuance of this plan the start was made for Richmond on July 11, the purpose of the hazard ous Journey being to learn, If possible, the locality and strength of the hostile troops and of their fortiflctaions. There being traitors in the government and In the army, the Union troops were not let Into the secret of the expedition or Its mission. Therefore Baker's first step from Washington in the direction of the "sacred soil of Virginia" was one of great risk, as any attempt to pass the lines might cause his arrest. Twice at least he was apprehended and returned to Washington, but after many tribulations he succeeded In evading the outposts and hired a negro boy to row him across the river. Here he was promptly placed under arrest by the confederate sentinels. By them h" was discredited and looked upon as a spy, when he assured them that he was a peaceful citizen, unarmed and on his way to Richmond. Four days after his arrival In Rich mond Baker was ushered into the pres ence of President Jefferson Davis, the audience being in the front parlor of the Spottswood house. The weather being warm, the confederate chieftain wore simply a light linen coat, with out vest, eravat or collar. Davis lis tened with indifference to the story told by Baker, and at the conclusion of the narrative gave no Intimation as to his probable action. After a lapse of three days the suspected spy was for the third time taken into the pres ence of Davis. Impersonating Saw, a son of Judge Munson of Knoxville, who went to California at an early day, Baker succeeded In deceiving the pres ident, from whom he received a parole that released him - from confinement and pledged himself not to leave Rich mond without first hifVing received per mission from the 'provost marshal. Richmond thus became an open book to Baker, who soon obtained all the Information he desired relative to the movements, plans, fortifications and strength of the enemy. Being anxious to return to the north, without delay, he secured a pass that carried him to Fredericksburg. At a point four miles below that city he crossed the RaDna- hannock without difficulty, but In steal ing an old rowboat In which to ef. feet his escape across the Potomac he was so closely pursued that he was compelled to kill one and wound two of the confederate sentinels who were guarding the river bank. This, then, is the Btory of the begin nlng of the secret service department of the government, although It was not until August,, 1861, that Baker be came regularly attached to the war department as secret agent Read the 'Want Column' tt ii in time of sudden mishap or accident that Chamberlain's Liniment can be relied upon to take the place of the family doctoi, whocan not always be found at the moment. I Then it is that Chamberlain's Liniment is never found wanting. In cases of sprains, cuts, wounds and bruises Chamberlain-' Liniment takes out the soreness and drives away the pain. Sold by all dealers. JJM.'.-'ll'L.L 11 iMmlim R V CD o C El JOHNSON CITY TO HAVE SHORT COURSES The Commercial Club is in receipt I of the following letter from Mr. Chas. A. Kefler, professor of horticulture I and forestry, University of Tennessee: "The College of Agriculture of the University of Tennessee plans to hold a short course in agriculture at some P3int iu the northeastern section of the state during Christmas week, De cember 26 to 31 inclusive, and I have been asked to make arrangements for such a course. I naturally thought of I JohnsenCity because of its accessibil- UXIETlf FELT FOR SOUTHERN FLORID, UT OFF ityfor the adjoining counties to the Wl I M rLNINoULA section. At the short courses we held last winter there was in attendance from 125 to 160 and we have since been I told that there was marked improve inent in the farming in the neighbor hood of Franklin and Putman coun ties, where the short course was held 1T . e want to advertise the course throughout the neighboring counties and hope to bring together at least 200 Of Lighthouses Reported by the t'-uic, nnu c wouiu want a room that would accommodate that many Mid in case of bad weather, we would neea me use or a large barn for our stock judging work. We would want the local people to provide a fund of foO to f 100 to assist in the advertising and incidental expenses. The expense of the professors will be paid in an other way. I will bef pleased to hear from your at your earliest convenience regarding the matter. After taking this matter up with the was re-establised this afternoon. The damage there was considerable and the weather was too thick to ascertain it all. The damage to truck farmers and rice growers in this section is estimated at about $100,000. Many rice planters had harvested, but those who had not. FOR TWO DAYS losttheirentirecrol s- The damage to cotton open in the fields runs close to $00,000. The eastern section of Savannah, which is very low, is under water. Boats are being used to rescue cattle which had bee a grazing in what yes terday were verdant fields of grass. Beaufort BeEives Worst of Storm Over Beaufort, N. C, Oct. 1!). The worst of the Went Indian hurricane as far as the port is concerned, is believed to have passed. While exceptionally high tides have prevailed here.no dam age has been sustained. Weather conditions had become bet ter by 8 o'clock this morning and led to the lielief that the storm would not increase in intensity in this vicinity. At that time the wind was southeast FEARS FELT FOR KEEPERS Steamers Dark Particular Ap prehension Felt for Miami Bayannan, uct. At y..iO a. m. tne local weather bureau oflice reports the storm center about 75 to 100 miles southwest of Savsnnah and of great inteusity. Nearly all of the Florida peninsula Lnd was biowing at the rate of about Watauga Valley Farmers Club,a com- is today still isolated fromcommunica- thirty miles an hour. munication was sent to Prof. Keller, to the effect that all neccessary ar rangements to noia the short course here could be made, and urging that this lis the proper location for the course. The Courses Course 1 Boils, fertilizers, farm crops. Professors Mooers, Ham and Morgan. 2 Live stock. Professor Asst. Prof. Quereau, Dr. Feared South Carolina Crops Bad ly Injured Charleston, 8. C, Oct. 10. Early this morning the wind here reached a velocity of sixty miles an hour, accom panied by excessive rainfall. It is feared that growing crops havs) nfTer ed very severely. Course Morgan, Jacob. Course Prof. Professor Prof. tion as a result of the tropical hurri cane which for over twenty-four houis has been sweeping across the state at the rate of sixty to ninety miles an hour. The vary meagre news from the edge pf the hurricane territory in dicates that it was one of the biggest storms of recent years and grave fears are felt for the safety of life and prop erty. The most serious reports are those PROF. BOYD WITHDRAWS irom steamsnips tn touch with iia- FROM LEGISLATIVE RACE, vana, which report several lighthouses at the southern extremity of Florida Cookeville, Oct. 19. At a meeting of dark after the storm. The gulf light- tne Putnam county executive commit house keepers, always exposed to some tee 1of Krnest II. Boyd, superintend- of the worst of all marine storms, often ent of public schools of this county and stick to their posts until death over- democratic nominee for representative, takes them. tendered his declination of the nomlna- The last word from 8t. Auenstine tion- Prof. Boyd is one of the best 3 Dairying. Asst. Quereau, Mr. Dennis. Course 4 Horticulture. Kefler. Course 5 Bee Keeping. Asst Bcntley. This course will mean a great deal to the farmer of Washington and adjoin- left there yesterday afternoon and did. known and most pronounced advocates will give the movement their undivid ed support. ing counties, and it is hoped that they not reach newu channels until today. Then the old (Spanish city was still comparatively unharmed but prepar ing for a tide which was expected to overflow many of its streets last night. Smaller craft in its harbor were slowly being battered to pieces and sinking before the force of waves which rushed with little hindrance over the seawall. No loss of life is feared for St. Augus- tine, but apprehension exists as to Mi ami, near the southeastern extremity of the state, from which nothing has been heard for nearly two days. Brunswick, Ga., was near the center of the storm at noon today. The last word from there came last night when the storm tide was creeping over large areas of the adjacent shore. The tremendous rush of the tide is indicated by the Hooding of certain sections nearly twenty miles inland in the vicinity of Savannah. Jacksonville, which was heard from em tins morning, reported the storm diminishing sliirhllv mid the cit-v mm. TfllfQ II M FLji ffn H II 1 H I laratively undamaged. I ulVU H H f Ml II H II H II IJ II Pensacola made fruitless efforts throughout the morning to get into wireless touch with Tampa, which has B55 1 Am Glad" writes Mrs. Ethel Newlin, of Liberty Center, lnd., ''that I began to take Car dui. for it has cured me, and I will never forget it "I cannot praise Cardui too highly for what it did for me. Before I began to take it, 1 was very bad color, suffered great pain and weighed only 105 pounds. Now I have a good color, do not surfer and weigh 125 lbs." of state-wide prohibition in the state. He was unanimously nominated for representative by the county democrat ic mass-convention held in this city on he first Monday in September. A. R. Massa is the republican nominee for representative. The Patterson county executive committee has issued a call for a convention to be held in this city next Saturday for the purpose of nom inating a candidate. Get In the Contest At Once and Work for This Nice Present to be Given Away Xmas POiTliDIB iianuu mSr mm MM mm lBr Kjp The Woman's Tonic Beware of strong, nox ious, mineral drugs, that sink into your system, like lead to the bottom of a basin of water. Cardui is purely vege table and contains no poisonous minerals, or dangerous drugs. It is perfectly safe and harmless, for use by old and young, and may be taken, as a tonic, for months, without any possi ble harmful effect Try it The Comet is very much gratified at the interest taken in the Pony Contest this early and desires to say to the youig contestants that other prizes will be added so as to give more of you an opportunity of getting a reward for I . l i f .. i . not ueen nearu irom since eariy yes- your efforts in our behalf. teruay, wnen tne storm was neanng ! POLICEMEN BATTLE WITH ANNA BELLE, Last night at 10.30 o'clock officers Wilson and Netherly arrested Anna Belle Lee Chriswell at the corner of Fountain square and Market street, charged with being drunk and lewd ness. Her cries aroused many citizens from their peaceful slumbers and it was not long until Fountain square was holding a Roosevelt crowd, for as many people saw last night's perform ance as heard Roosevelt here. It became necessary to call a third party to carry Anna Belle Lee, inas much as she refused to walk, and the battle was on. After a fierce struggle, in which the woman came near being the victor, a Southern Express baggage truck was brought into use and the poem-famed "Anna Belle Lee" was given a ride to the city calaboose. She will appear before Recorder Kllsworth this morning. NASHVILLE'S POPULATION Washington, D. C, Oct. 18. The following Tennessee census figures were given out today: Civil district No.8 of Claiborne coun ty shows a population in the thirteen census of 2,553. The twelfth census gave it 1,817; eleventh census 1,623. City of Nashville Population, thir teenth census, 110,364; twelfth census, 80,865; Eleventh censm, 76,168. Chamberlain'sCoueh Remedy has become I famous for its cures of coughs, colds, croup and influenza. Try it when iu need. It rnntain tin harmful f substance and alwavi 'tmtm gives prompt relief. Sold by all dealers, t its height and tearing off roofs in the city. Last niht and early today the only communication with Florida was main tained by a Postal telegraph wire be tween Atlanta and Jacksonville. The Western Union recovered a wire to Jacksonville before noon today. The storm's course today appears to be up the Atlantic coast with prospects that it may veer out to sea before it hits the South Carolina coast. Tybee Island was completely cut off from communication with the city by the rising water today. A train which attempted to run the twenty-five miles from here to the seashore this morning was shopped nine miles from the city by sea water deep over the tracks. It is believed that the inhabitants of .Ty bee Island and of the flooded portions of the coast reached safely early last night. In the Savannah river the water is but a few inches below the wharves and is probably higher than ever be fore in the history of the city and it is now many feet ntove the normal and still rising. City of Memphis" in Race With Hurricane. Savannah, Oct. 19. All last night the wind blew at an average velocity of more than fifty miles an hour from the east and northeast. Nothing was heard from cities and towns to the south of Savannah and all town3 from the south were several hours overdue. It will be several days, and perhaps longer, before the full extent of the damage wrought by the hurricane will become known. Just before the Savannah wireless station was blown down early this morninp, Operator McEwen was in communication with the Ocean Steam er Company's liner City of Memphis. Captain Hammond was driving the Memphis for all she was worth in a desperate raee against the hurricane. The ship was oil' Charleston and wax encountering a gale and lumpy sea. Fire broke out early this morning on the Ocean Steamship Company docks where thousands of bales of cotton are stored, but the flames were extinguish ed without much damage. CommunicaUouwitb. Tybee island The second prize will be a $00 bicycle fit for a king and nearly good enough for the child ren who are hustling for The Comet. Christmas falls on Snnday this year and we have deaided to close the con test on Friday night, December 23, so that the votes can be counted on Satur day and the happy winners have the fruits of their labor to enjoy on Christ mas morning. This contest is governed by the rulea of common sense and every white child is eligible except members of the edit or's family. Children can nominate themselves or their names can be sent I in by friends by filling out the nominat ing coupon in the paper that entitles them to 5000 votes to start with. If it is accompanied by 1 on subscription it gives the child 5,000 votes txtra. If. you know a child who would like to have a Shetland pony as a gift, send us his name and we will do the best we can to help it get one, and if you know one who does not want a pony send its name along also, as we want to put it In our list of curios. Get the children started early so all can get off' ivin and the greatest hus tler is sure to win a prize. Vote Allowance I For every dollar paid . on new sub scriptions to the daily or weekly ed ition 1000 votes will be allowed. For every dollar paie on past due ac counts 2000 votes will be allowed. On dropped subscription accounts 5000 votes will be allowed with each dollar paid in. All children wno want to work in contest can get liht of subscribers to collect from, receipt books and all in formation desired by calling at Comet office. The pony is a live me and if you are a live child you can win by constant work. Come in, children, and let us tell you how to start systematic work. J. Fred Johnson business. is in Nashville on Mrs. A. D. McKee has as her at tractive guest, Miss Ida F. Pennington, of the National Soldiers Home, Mil waukee, Wi8Con-in. Dr. J. F. Arnold, of Limestone, was in the city yesterday.