Owensboro, KY Rudd House Hotel Fire, Nov 1890

Owensbury, [sic] Ky., Nov. 7.--A fire started about midnight last night in the basement of the Rudd house, totally destroying the hotel, Waddell building, the Messenger newspaper office, and Evans' livery stable. Guest of the hotel were aroused by the cry of fire. They rushed to and fro trying to escape from the building. CHARLES BANFORD, of New Albany, Ind., was fatally injured by jumping from the fourth story to the pavement below. CHARLES A. GAMSEY, of Detroit, was frightfully burned and will die. CHAS. LIEBRECHT, of Philadelphia, was burned from the loins to the neck. His death is momentarily expected. W. J. HAHN, of Cincinnati, was fatally burned. The Henderson (Ky.) fire department sent relief at 3 o'clock this morning.

The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN 7 Nov 1890

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WORK OF THE FLAMES

A Terrible Conflagration in Kentucky

ACCOMPANIED BY LOSS OF LIFE

The Guests in a Hotel Become Panic-Stricken and Leap from the Windows-- One Man Killed and Others Fatally Injured

Owensboro, Ky., Nov. 7. -- A fire broke out about midnight in a basement of the
Rudd house, which was totally destroyed.

The fire then spread rapidly to The Messenger newspaper and job office, A.J. Wadley's fine stone building, and D. A. Evanss' livery stable. Guests of the hotel were aroused by the cry of fire. They rushed to and fro trying to escape from the building. CHARLES BANFORD of New Albany, Ind., was fatally injured by jumping from the fourth story to the pavement below. CHARLES A. CAMSEY, of Detroit, Mich., was frightfully burned and will die: CHARLES LIEBRECHT, of Philadelphia was burned from loins to neck.

His death is momentarily expected. W.J. HAHN, of Cincinnati, was fatally burned. M. H. HAINES was killed by jumping from a third story window. The buildings burned were the Rudd house, a four-story hotel; the Bank of Commerce, the board of trade, The Messenger newspaper office; Marks & Dugan's grocery store, Smith's butcher shop, A. J. Wadley's saloon, A. J. Williams' dry goods store, and Corley & York's stove and hardware store.

Decatur Morning Review, Decatur, IL 8 Nov 1890