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Holocaust At Hot Springs

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Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 22.- Six persons lost their lives by the burning 01 the National and Windsor hotels at Hot Springs, Ark. Five bodies of persons that had been burned were recovered from the ruins. A Mr. Hudgins of Indian territory was killed by jumping from an upper hotel window. Only two of the other bodies have been identified, their ├▒ames being Abe Matthews of Greenville, Miss., and W. H. Wells, resldence unknown. Not until after the coroner's inquest can the names of the other dead be learned. A number of persons were injured by jumping from the hotel Windows. In addition to the two hotels, a cottage belonging to Colonel O'Brien and the Kentucky livery stable, were burned. The two hotels suffered the destruction of all their contents, but the horses and earriages in the livery stable were taken out safely. The fire started about 2 a. m. in the National hairel and spread rapidly. A number of guests escaped down the stairway, while others Jumped from the Windows of the second and thlrd stories in their night clothes, barely getting out with their lives. Several who leaped were severely injured and one unknown man is expected to die. Directly across the street from the National hotel is the Avenue hotel, which narrowly escaped burning.


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