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Caught In A Burning Hotel

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PABSOMS, March 14.- At Mackeyvllle, siï miles norch of here, a disastrous fire tccurred in the lobby of the hotel. Eup-ene Sission, Homer Cottlett and Squire Corley were burned to an unrecogniznblo masa, and Jacob Cofner, William Wil-, son, J. K. Williams and James Joukina were severely if not fatally injured. Fifteen persons oscaped by jumping froni windows. The dead are single men. Hotel and store aro a total loss, amounting to übout $8,000, and no insurance. Every rbom in the hotel, which was a two-story Btructure, was occupied, over forly (juople beinp in the building, and nrvirly all in bed. Tho only two stairwayg w.iccut off as su m as the fire broke out, nucí thoae who enciiped had to jmnp from rhe windows, and in sonie cases even there ibey had to jump through a sheet of flume. ïhe three dead were in two rooms. The guests were mostly lumbermen, the hotel being situatod in the heart of the timber district.


Ann Arbor Argus
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