Bloomington (IN) Courier
March 9, 1900
AN OLD HOTEL BURNED
A Bedford dispatch says: The building known as the old Judah Hotel, one of the oldest buildings in the city, was destroyed by fire at seven o'clock this evening. The building contained a saloon owned by Milton Myers and a restaurant owned by Mrs. Dorsey. The contents of both were saved in a damaged condition. The building was a two-story brick owned by Col. V. V. Williams and George W. McDaniel. The property is fully covered by insurance. The loss is probably between $2,000 and $3,000.
A Bedford special says: David Hackney was hit by a Monon switch engine this morning while walking near the tracks in the yards in the north part of the city. He cannot live. Hackney is 58 years old, a soldier of 1861-64, belonging to Company C, 51st Indiana.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.