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A PANIC IN THE ADELPIII THEATRE.

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A PANIC IN THE ADELPIII THEATRE. On Friday night the Adelphi Theatre was the scene of alarm and consternation in consequence of a report that the building was on fire. Towards the close of the performance of the "Woman of Business" theory of "Fire" was raised, and a majority of the audience leaving their seats beat a hasty retreat. On an in- spection being made the theatre was found to be quite safe, but some smoke from an adjoining house in Heathcock-court had entered the back part of the pit. The whole of the company, including the mechanical portion of the establishment, appeared before the curtain to give confidence to those who retained their seats, and in less than half an hour the entertainments were proceeded with. Several persons were more or less seriously injured in the rush made from the theatre. A gentleman of the name of Horatio Prater, of 6, Commercial-road, Bayswater, was forced down as he attempted to rush out of the pit, and was trampled upon by at least thirty persons. Such were the shrieks and cries of the people, especially from the women, that the unfortunate gentleman was not seen to be lying prostrate on the floor, and many, in their anxiety to leave, tumbled over him, and they in consequenoa received sundry bruises. Mr. Inspector Brennan, of I the F division of police, with a number of his men, were fortunately on the spot at the time, and the first-named officer entered the lobbies and assured the people that there was nothing to fear, that no fire of any description had taken place. At the same time Mr. Anson was telling those who were struggling to leave that everything was perfectly safe. Order having at length been restored, the house was again filled, and the performances were resumed and con- cluded without any further interruption. Mr. Prater was conveyed on a stretcher to Charing-cross Hospital, when it was found that, besides receiving several in- ternal injuries, his left arm near the shoulder was broken. He remains in the hospital under the care of Dr. Hancock. The other persons injured were able to return home.

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