A destructive fire broke omit on Monday night, about half-past
twelve, on the premises of Mr. Sloatcham, a slaughterman, in Marshall Street, Golden Square. It soon reached the extensive premises of Messrs- Mitten and Holland, cabinet-makers, in Silver Street ; and the wind WilS.S0 high that the exertions of the firemen could not save any large por- tion of the valuable stock on the premises. The backs of eleven houses in Broad Street were at one time on fire ; but about half-past one, the wind, which had been blowing from the south-west, shifted to the north ; and the flames were driven to time back of the houses in Silver Street, six- teen of which were set on fire. The house of Mr. More, a hatter in Marshall Street, next door to Taprell and Holland's, was burnt down. The total loss is said to be nearly 50,000/. A considerable portion of time property, however, was insured. No lives were lost.
In Redmond Street, Mile End Road, some houses were in the course of erection ; and on Tuesday afternoon, the whirl being very
boisterous, the walls were blown down, and, falling with a tremendous
crash, buried two poor women who were passing the spot at the time. Workmen were instantly procured, and, after digging some time, suc- ceeded in extricating the women. One of them was bruised in a dreadful manner ; and the other, on being conveyed to the London Hospital, shortly afterwards expired. Several other persons were struck by the falling materials, but escaped without serious injury.
A stack of chimnies was blown down on Tuesday, in Cheapside, and broke in the roof of Sadiers' Hall, doing considerable injury to that building. No person was hurt.
As the carriage of Lady Georgiana Miles, of Upper Beigrave Place, Pimlico, was proceeding some days ago along Grosvenor Place, the nursery-maid mid two children being inside, the horses took fright and gallopped off at a furious rate, until they came within a quarter of' a mile of Vauxhall Bridge ; where the carriage was overturned, and the • horses were stopped and secured. The two children escaped unhurt ; but the head of the maid having come into violent collision with the frame of the carriage-window, the blow has produced a concussion of the bruin, and her life is considered in danger.
Miss Pearson, the daughter of a retired naval officer at Cheltenham, on a visit to a geetleman at Camberwell, was crossing the road near Ketmington Cross, on Saturday, when a young livery-servant in a gig came up at a furious rate. Before she could escape,tthe horse knocked her down, and the near wheel passed over her body. The driver then lashed his horse and managed to get clear off. The right arm of the unfortunate lady was broken, and she received severe internal injury.
Yesterday morning a labouring man, named Henry Potter, was blown from a ladder in Bond Street, as he was removing some illumina- tion-lamps from the front of a house, and he fell upon the iron railings. Three of the spikes entered his thigh and he was literally impaled.. He was lifted off and taken to the hospital in a deplorable condition.