Panic of 900 is narrowly averted, while many women faint
Francis Laplante, thirteen, of No. 1120 Madison Avenue and Mortimer Levy, fifteen, of No. 1868 Park Avenue pushed their heads in the side door of the Alhambra Theatre at One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue about 9:30 last night and shouted “Fire”!
The 900 men, women and children who packed the house started to rush for the exits. Harry Baily, manager of the theatre, jumped on the stage and yelled that there was no fire. This prevented what might have become a serious panic.