A MILLIONAIRE FIRE BRIGADE.
When the Highland Bark hotel at Aiken, S. C., was destroyed by an early morning fire on Sunday last, a number of New York’s fashionable men and women were forced to flee half-clad, leaving jewelry to the amount of many thousands of dollars behind them. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Elliott, whose beautiful suburban home near this city was burned some months ago. Mrs. Elliott lost heavily, as did a Mrs. Boland, whose jewels were worth $15,000. One woman in her panic rushed out hugging a band mirror under the delusion that it was her jewel case. Mr. William C. Whitney, who has a cottage at Aiken, with his guest, Lord Colebrook, an English peer, at once organized a bucket brigade, in which Foxhall Keene, Duncan Elliott, and others of the same typ«, handled the buckets like men, as did some of the society women. All entrance to the hotel was barred by smoke and fire; yet one guest.a young society man,in an access of heroism, rushed in and came out in triumphant safety. He had rescued —an armful of golf-sticks, some billiard balls, and a box of cigars!