Chase City Hotel Fire.
Chase City, Va.—The Mecklenburg hotel has been totally destroyed by fire. It was an immense frame structure built ten years ago. at a cost, including furnishings, of $200,000. The owners carried $75,000 insurance. Only about thirty guests were registered at the time of the fire, which some of them discovered from the lawn. The alarm was given immediately. but the firefighting facilities were wholly inadequate to cope with the fire. All the guests escaped and most of them saved all their personal belongings before the tire reached the lower floors; but much of the furniture in the upper rooms was thrown from windows and practically ruined.