Blazing Stage Becomes A Death Trap

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Blazing Stage Becomes A Death Trap

TEN PERSONS PERISH IN THE FLAMES OF A BURNING MUSIC-HALL IN EDINBURGH TRAGIC FATE OF A GREAT ILLUSIONIST By a terrible fire that broke out in the Edinburgh Empire Palace Theatre the other night the stage in the course of a few minutes was converted into a veritable furnace, shutting off the escape of ten persons who perished in the flames. Among the victims was Lafayette, the “Great Illusionist and Man of Mystery,” whose performance constituted the “star turn.” At the time of the outbreak, which was nearing the...

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