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TERRIBLE NEW JERSEY FIRE. Over thirty persons are believed to have perished in a fire which occurred on Satur- day at the factory of the Newark Paper Box Company at Newark, New Jersey. Nearly all those killed worked on the fourth "floor, where the firemen, in examin- ing the ruins, came upon a mass of women and girls, perhaps a score in number," who had evidently been burned to death while crowding to "the window leading to the fire escape. The escape was rendered useless soon after the fire started, owing to the flames from the lower floor pouring out of the windows. The building was a, four-storey structure, occupied on the first and second floors by the Newark Paper Box Company, on the third by an electric lamp factory, and on the fourth by a manufacturer of undergarments. Two hundred persons were employed alto- gether in the building. It is believed that the fire started on the second floor among some rubbish. Girls started jumping from the windows, and life- nets were brought out by the firemen; but the panic was so great that. only about a. third of the girls who leaped were caught.

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