Newark, NJ Factory Fire Disaster, Nov 1910
FIRE RUINS YIELD TWO MORE BODIES; NUMBER OF DAD HAS REACHED 24.
FIVE GIRLS LYING IN NEWARK HOSPITALS AT DEATH'S DOOR AND EIGHT STILL MISSING -- WHOLE CITY IN MOURNING -- VIGOROUS OFFICIAL INQUIRY TO FIX RESPONSIBILITY FOR APPALING THE LOSS OF SO MANY LIVES.
Newark, N.J., Nov. 28. -- The discovery of the charred remains of two more bodies today brought the death list of the paper box factory holocaust of last Saturday to 25. Five girls are at death's door in the hospital and eight are still missing.
Prosecutor Mott today started a rigid investigation of the tragedy, with a view of presenting facts to the grand jury. Attorney Mott declaed that a criminal case would undoubtedly be made in an attempt to punish those responsible for the loss of life. Newark is officially in mourning this morning, the flags on the public buildings being at half mast and many other buildings are draped in black.
An official statement given out by the city authorities today places the number of known dead from the paper box factory fire at 24. Three girls are dying in the hospital and seven are missing. This includes the two bodies found in the ruins this morning.
Newark, N.J., Nov. 28. -- Newark was officially in mourning Sunday for the 22 girls and one boy who met death in the disastrous factory fire Saturday. The flags on all the public buildings were at half-mast, and many stores and other buildings displayed some sign of mourning. In the churches prayerswere said for the repose of the souls of the dead, sermons were preached on the subject, and the neglect of employers and civic officials, and organizations holding meetings adopted resolutions of sympathy for the family of the victims.
But the resolutions of sympahy were not the only expressions. On the day of the disaster a relief fund was started, and in many of the churches the collections devoted to this fund and the worshipers were urged by their pastors to be particularly generous on this occasion, and they were.
While all this was going on the authorities were at work correcting the casualty list, and it was finally announced that the actual number of killed was 23; injured, 24; and one missing.
Five additional identificatins were made Sunday among the bodies at the morgue.
MINNIE GOTTLIEB, 18 years old.
TILLIE GOTTLIEB, 20 years old.
DORA GOTTLIEB, 26 years old.
CHARLOTTE HECKLER, 17 years old.
MRS. LUCY SULLIVAN, 28 years old.
No bodies were found in theburned building Sunday, and Fire Chief Astley was convinced last night that no more will be found. He will keep his men at work, however, until the ruins have been turned over brick by brick.
Duing the time the police, the coroner's physician and his assistant were doing this work the city, county and state officials were not idle, and last night it was announced that an exhaustive investigation would be made, and if it was found that any official had been negligent in performing his duty, punishment would be meted out.
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