New York City, NY Fire Panic In Factory, Jan 1903

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THREE KILLED, FIFTY HURT, IN FIRE PANIC.

MEN CRAZED WITH FEAR TRAMPLE GIRLS TO DEATH ON NARROW STAIRWAY OF CROSBY STREET FACTORY.

SCARE WAS CAUSELESS; BLAZE WAS NEXT DOOR.

POLICE DRAG THE INJURED FROM HEAP OF HUMANITY AT THE FOOT OF THE STAIRS.

SCORES OF PERSONS DROP FROM THE FIRE ESCAPES.

CAPT. TITUS HURT IN THE CRUSH -- SIX PATIENTS AT HOSPITALS IN DANGEROUS CONDITION.

Three women were killed nd nearly fifty were injured yesterday morning in a mad fire panic at L. Miller & Sons cigar factory, Nos. 155 and 157 Crosby Street. No part of the building was afire, but there was a blaze in the factory next door, and the smell of smoke and noise of the engines drove the 300 employees of Miller & Sons frantic.
Policemen and firemen say they never saw or heard of a panic so causeless.
The Dead:
FANNIE KERSHBERG, twenty-two, No. 5 Avenue 'B'.
JENNIE MESSING, twenty-five, No. 515 East Fourteenth Street.
MRS. MARY SPARBARO, twenty-five, No. 5 Crosby Street.
The Injured:
MAMIE BALLETTI, nineteen, No. 32 Madison Street, badly bruised; home.
MICHAEL BUTTS, burned; St. Vincent's Hospital.
ALBERT BEHAN, nineteen, No. 309 Ninth Street, Jersey City; severely burned.
AGNES BERTITO, bruised; Elizabeth and Prince Streets; home.
VIRGINIA CAVONERO, Elizabeth Street, unconscious; may die; Bellevue Hospital.
ANNA COLLAN, twenty, No. 317 East Fifty-Ninth Street, skull fractured; may die, Bellevue Hospital.
MARIA CORANAIL, thirty-six, No. 16 Downing Street, asphyxiation; condition serious; New York Hospital.
GRACE FASCINELLI, twenty-two, No. 79 Baxter Street, badly bruised; delirious; St. Vincent's Hospital.
TONY FRANQUILLA, No. 267 Elizabeth Street.
HIGGINS FAYATTE, fell from fire-escape; legs broken.
JOSEPHINE JAFINGA, fifty-six, No. 402 West Sixteenth Street; trampled; delirious; St. Vincent's Hospital.
PAULINE LANDSMAN, thirteen, No. 108 Allen Street, asphyxiation; condition serious; New York Hospital.
MRS. ANNIE MARTIRE, forty-five, No. 182 Baxter Street, bruises and shock; home.
MARIA PEGUINNA, twenty-six, No. 227 Sullivan Street, ankle dislocated by jump from fire-escape.
MARGARET PASQALI, nineteen, No. 24 Mott Street, badly crushed; condition critical; Bellevue Hospital.
MADDELENA PETRINO, twenty, No. 193 Elizabeth Street; crushed; condition serious; St. Vincent's Hospital
Missing:
ENRICHTA BRUGGE, fifteen, No. 53 Mott Street.
VIRGINIA MONTEGOTTI, fourteen, No. 13 Baxter Street.

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