1898 - A HOLOCAUST. SIX LIVES LOST IN A HOTEL FIRE AT GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y.
Gloversville, N. Y., Feb. 1. - The Alvord house, a five-story brick building, was totally destroyed by fire between 7 and 8 o'clock this morning.
Six persons perished in the flames and a dozen others were more or less injured in making their escape.
The dead are:
HENRY C. DAY, Gloversville.
CHARLES RUPERT, bell boy.
BENJ. K. STRICKLAND.
E. C. KIMBALL, wife and daughter, Indianapolis, Ind.
The total loss on building, furniture and property of guests will probably amount to $100,000, partially insured.
The fire started near the laundry, but from what cause is not known.
L. G. LAMBERT, a Chicago glove buyer, jumped from a second story window and broke his right arm, besides receiving internal injuries.
HENRY C. DAY was one of the most prominent business men of Gloversville.
Among the most seriously injured (besides L. G. LAMBERT) are:
W. M. MALONEY, traveling man, residence unknown, sprained ankle.
B. M. Ross, Rochester, traveling man, badly bruised.
The firemen searched all day in the ruins for the remains of victims, but their efforts were unrewarded. Electric lights have been strung over the ruins and a large force are continuing the search tonight.
DR. J. D. DAVIS of Westfield, N. Y., jumped from the third story. He struck the wires opposite the second story and was thrown to the ground, but was not seriously hurt.
J. H. BARRY of Troy, jumped from the third story and was only slightly injured.
ELWOOD DELONG, a fireman, was seriously frozen.
ANDREW WATSON of Toronto, Ont., jumped from the fourth floor to a shed and was only slightly hurt.
February 2, 1898
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