July 5, 1907

Thirty-Five Italians Were in House
When a Lamp Upset.

At the wake of Antonio Bruni, 120 East Fourth street, last night the overturning of a coal oil lamp set fire to the coffin and the floor of the room. The sacred candle stick was knocked to the floor and when the firemen arrived, one corner of the coffin was burned through. Thirty-five Italians were crowded in a back room. After the fire was out they filled up the halls and front rooms and teh wake went on. It was at the residence of Sam Bruni, brother of the deceased.