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John Greenwood, Hoxton-square. roused as if from a trance, and be Sarah Chalkley, Little Castle- came completely reanimated. But street, East,
the first object that presented it. Caroline Tariff, 5, Plough-street, self to his weak and bewildered Whitechapel.
senses was the body of his dead Eliz. Marg. 'Ward, Plumtree-st. wife. Exhausted as he was, it was Bloomsbury.
impossible for human nature enJohn Ward, 1, Glasshouse-yard, tirely to withstand the shock. It Goswell-street.
was with the utmost difficulty that Thoda Wall, Crooked Billet, Hox- the poor man was prevented from ton.
relapsing into his former state of Lydia Carr, 23, Peerless-row. insensibility. Notwithstanding all James Phillipson, White-Lyon- the eiforts of the professional genstreet, Pentonville.
tlemen that attended him, he exWilliam Pincks, Hoxton-market. pired four days after, on the evenRebecca Saunders, (nine years of ing of Monday the 19th.
age,) Walker's-buildings, Lon It is a remarkable fact, that don Wall.
among all who lost their lives on Edward Clements, Paradise-row, this dreadful occasion not one was Battle Bridge.
found to have had a single bone -Mary Evans, 3, Hoxton-market. broken, though many had received Joseph Groves, Hoxton-square. very violent contusions. John Labdon, 7, Bell-yard, Teni The bodies were all claimed in ple-bar.
the course of the same night and Benjamin Price, Lime-st. Leaden- the next day. hall-street.
On Friday morning the coroner's Edward Bland, Bear-street, Lei- inquest was held at the Theatre cester-square.
dwelling-house, by G. Hodgson, Charles Judd, Artillery-court, esq. and a jury, who, aftermost Bishopsgate-street.
minute investigation of the circum
stances, delivered a verdict that Amid this dreadful scene the the eighteen deceased were killed most affecting and distressing inci- casually, accidentally, and by misdent that occurred was that which fortune;' after which the coroner attended the death of Mrs. Sarah said Gentlemen of the jury: Chalkley above mentioned. She you are all, I believe, satisfied that hung round her husband's neck bo blame can be attached to the he clasped her round the waist. managers of the Theatre; they They were both thrown down by have done all that humanity could the crowd, and so severely tram- dictate; notling has been nes pled upon
that they were taken up glected.' In this all the jury conapparently in a lifeless state. When curred, and proposed to Mr. Dibthey were taken into the propri- 'din if he would draw up any meetor's house at Sadler's Wells, à morial to eradicate from the public yurgeon opened a vein in the arm mind any ill impressions that false of the wife, but no blood followed. or vague reports might occasion, The professional gentlemen then either of fire having actually hapbreathed a vein in the arm of the pened, or that any part of the husband; a few drops of blood house was insecure, they would issued from the spot; the reviving sign it. But the coroner observe man had a weak convulsive shock, ed that there was no occasion for
this, the jury having examined the calamity; but did not hear the house, and found that there them repeat any such words as was no ground for any reports of fight or fire.' the kind : their verdict and the Mr. Sutor, of Ossulston-street, observations he had made, as they Somers-town, deposed that the two would be noticed by the newspaper prisoners, with others, and particureporters present, was sufficient to larly two women, (whom he pointed satisfy the most prejudiced minds. to, who were standing as specta:
On the Saturday and Monday fol- tors in the office, and were iminelowing, a number of shawls, shoes, diately secured and put to the bar) hats, &c. which had been collected were particularly riotous all the and preserved by the proprietors, evening ; detailed many circumwere delivered to their owners, stances of their ill conduct and
On Friday evening Vincent language, and concluded his tesPearce and John Pearce who were timony by asserting that he firmly taken in custody the previous believed them to have been the evening at Sadler's Wells, being cause of the accident, by giving two of the persons concerned in rise to a false alarm of fire, but the disturbance from which' the not intentionally. calamity proceeded, were examined John Floddinot, Charles Leaver, by Mr. Justice Baker, at the public and another (all Police officers and office, Hatton-garden; and two constables of the Theatre) deposed women, viz. Sarah Luker, and severally that the prisoners were Mary Vinė, being recognised in riotous in the extreme, and when the office by one of the witnesses as they remonstrated with them, persons concerned'in the riot, were 'd-d them and their stares, and ordered to the bar, and put on all crowns,' and used such lantheir examination also. Mr. Dib-guage that they were obliged to din (as prosecutor) related to the take them out of the Theatre; magistrate the general circum- that while they were forcing them stances as abore detailed, and sigvut they fought, and the women nified that he understood that the screamed, and cried out to one of men; prisoners at the bar, were them, ' Don't fight,' or something taken by the Police officers in the to that purpose, and from this the act of rioting, and that witnesses alarm of fire arose, which occawere ready to prove that riot was sioned the confusion and accident; the actual cause of the calamity but neither of them conceived that that so` fatally ensued, but not the prisoners acted with the intenhaving himself seen the prisoners tion of producing such an effect. before, he conld not speak to their When called on for their dea persons or behaviour,
fence, Vincent Pearce said that he Mr. James Dobson, chemist, of was a servant to Mr. Whitbread, Coleman-street, deposed that the the brewer; and went to the Hells prisoners were very riotous all the with his brother, (who had just evening, insulting every one, and come from the country for a place), fighting among themselves, (pre- and the women prisoners : that it tendedly, for the purpose, as they was late when they went into the asserted,' of Kicking up a Row. Theatre, and not being able to He was perfectly of opinion their procure seats, they stood on a form conduct was the eventual cause of or bench : that an altercation en
sued between them and a young produce, by their behaviour, the man in black, who pushed John awful calamity that had ensued; Pearce downl, and struck him; but as the disturbance created by that while they were resenting this then was certainly the originating the constables came up, and in- cause of it, and as the result was so sisted upon turning them out of dreadful, he felt it his duty as the Theatre, which they resisted, manager of a theatre, and a servant as not being the cause of the dis- of the public,to prove against them, turbance, le offered testimonies as a satisfaction due to the comof his good character, but the ma- munity at large, and a warning gistrime observed these were of no to others in future. They were use, 'as no testiinony of that kind accordingly comınitted for trial; could disprove the act of rioting. but allowed to be admitted to bail;
John Pearce made a similar which indulgence, however, they defence.
could not all avail themselves of; Mrs. Luker said she was a milk, and those who could not were of woman, and lived in Cradle-court, course remanded to prison. Red-Cross-street; that she went During the examination the with the prisoners to the Wells, coroner's jury were present, and that they had an altercation with a repeated their observation, that man and woman, and that she fre- the proprietors of the Wells had quently begged them not to quar- acted in the most honourable and rel, but they would not mind humane way on the occasion. what she said: Mary Vine said the In consequence of this most man in black was very abusive, calainitous accident the Theatre and that a young woman with him closed for the season. Such was called her a d-db. She con- the event of a disturbance trifling cluded her defence in the same way in itself, but rendered important as the other prisoners. It appeared by its consequences ; and it will, that Mary Vine had struck a wo we trust, be a caution to the pube man in the face several times. lic to avoid conducting themselves
The magistrate (Mr.Baker) hay. indecorously in popular asseming considered the evidence, said, blies, or giving way too suddenly Mr. Dibdin, there does not ap- to the panic of momentary and pear sufficient ground from the unsubstantiated alarm. evidence to attach to the prisoners With respect to fire it may be the Intention of producing the ca- observed that of all public theatres lamity that has occurred, though none are so secure from fire as Sadthere is every reason to conclude ler's Wells, there being constantly that it was in consequence of this on the premises (under the stage) a disturbance they created; and as reservoir of water nearly 80 feet they are clearly convicted of any long, and from 20 to 30 feet wide, unwarrantable riot, it remains with and several feet deep; and wateryou to proceed against them for machines, as well as comnion enthat misdemeanour.
gines, are always in readiness, så Mr. Dibdin replied, 'Ile was that in a few minutes the whole perfectly satisfied that it was not Theatre could be perfectly deluged the intention of the prisoners to upou the least actual alarm.
THE FAIR SEX;
FOR NOVEMBER, 1807.
THIS NUMBER CONTAINS,
600 3 Account of the new comic 13 Answers to W.M.T.,600.-606
Opera-Two Faces under a 14 The Victim of Seduction, 606
574 15 Answers to W. M. T.The 4 Anecdote of Dr. Long,
612 5 Mr. Young, in the Character of 16 POETICAL ESSAYS--The Pest Hamlet,
576 -A Dirge at Midnight-The 6 Harriet Vernon; or, Characters. old Maid's Petition Virtue from real Life,
577 Sonnet to the Heart-Lines ad7 A Night Walk in November, 586 dressed to See on secing her 8 Letter from Lord Kaimes to the walking in Church-yard
Duchess of Gordon, 589 by Moonlight, 613_2616 9 On the first Appearance of Gyp 17 Foreign News,
617 sies in Europe, 591 18 Home News,
620 10 Solitary Walks in a Country
623 Church-yard, 592 20 Marriages-Deaths,
This Number is embellished with the following Copper-plates,
1 Tlie Tender Avowal.
Where Favours from Correspondents continue to be received.
W.M. T.'s Contributions, which we are always happy to receive, arrived too late for insertion this month: the piece he has pointed out shall certainly appear in our next-The manuscript of the Temple of Wealth has been sent according to his directions.
The Essay on Public Speaking is intended for our next.
Democritus is under consideration,
The contents of A. Z.'s packet shall be inserted occasionally,