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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT,

GLISTELLAIKMS

ACTION FOR LIBEL.-DAMAGES…

FAULTS ON BOTH SIDES.

DEATH OF THE DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND.

THE USE OF TRACTION ENGINES…

HAVING NOTHING TO DO!

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HAVING NOTHING TO DO! A moat curious scene occupied public attention during several hours yesterday in the Rue de Rivoli (writes the Paris correspondent of the Morning Star). The late tremendous rains have converted the streets of Paris into a vast sea of mud. Early in the day » steam carriage, placed on a truck, and drawn by fout horses, not only stuck fast in that part of the Rue Rivoli which is opposite the tennis-court ef the Tuile- ries, but the wheels of the truck sank half way into the gravel. Although it was pouring rain at the timp, an immense crowd assembled; sergeants de vilIe sprang out of the earth, as it seemed to me, and instantly set about shouting orders with frantic vehemence. Gendarmes stationed themselves at the entrance of the Place de la Concorde, waving defiant gestures to coachmen who vainly endea" voured to pass, and cries of "A droit!" "A â gauche rent the air. For five mortal hours--I believe I should be correct in stating six-this scene went on at last, by dint of stopping a sufficient number of carts, and pressing into the service the horses belonging thereto, forty were harnessed to the truck, boards haying been placed under the sunken wheels, and amidst a storm of invectives the luckless steam engine was dragged out of the quagmire into which it had fallen, and proceeded to its destination. Meanwhile the thought struck one how remarkably little the thousands of spectators could have had to do who had braved the teeming rain for so many hours. No philanthropic motive caused them to remain, as, with the exception of a considerable amount of gesticulating and shouting at the unfortunate horses, not an individual, except General Fleury, who accidentally passed and gave most efficient orders, did any one thing towards assisting in the difficulty.

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