Issue 18 and Volume 1887 1.

NEEDLESS DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. THE destruction of the Richmond Hotel at Buffalo on Friday morning, the loss of ten or twelve lives, the injury of a number of persons, and the destruction of property equaling about $300,000 in value, is one of those shocking casualties entirely needless, and should have been impossible. The fire occurred at about 3.30 o’clock in the morning, when the numerous guests of the hotel were in their rooms and asleep. Almost instantaneously the flames had spread throughout the entire building by means of the elevator and other openings, and almost simultaneously with the discovery of the fire and the alarm, the flames burst through the roof, and the destruction of the entire structure was inevitable. The occupants of the hotel were aroused as speedily as possible, and poured forth from their rooms into the vaiious halls in the vain search for some means…

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