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THE WEATHER ON THE CONTINENT.

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THE WEATHER ON THE CONTINENT. PARIS.—The special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, writing on Sunday night says: The snow lies thick upon the ground, although yesterday there was a thaw during a few hours. The main thorough- fares are now practicable for traffic,and the omnibuses have partially resumed their services, though it still requires five horses to pull the large vehicles. The Seine is a turbulent stream, full of minature icebergs and blocks of snow. The traffic on it is still entirely interrupted. The weather to-day has been fine, but to-night it is foggy and excessively cold. If the severity of the weather continues much longer the misery will be great. As it is, the business of the mont depicte is daily increasing in alarming propor- tions. The passenger traffic has been resumed on almost all the railway lines. The Orleans, the Lyons, and the Western Railways have their mainlines open throughout. Several cases of collisions and ot trains running off the lines, owing to the snow, are reported from various parts of the country, but no loss of life or serious personal injury has occurred, with the exception of the Bondy accident, from the details of which it appears that two trains were in distress in the snow about four hundred metres ahead of the station. Four locomotives were just being brought up to to their assistance, when the German express came at full speed round a bend, and dashed int o one of the standing trains. The engine-driver of the express saw the trains ahead of him and reversed his engine, but it was too late. Five carriages of the stationary train were smashed. One man, an employe on the line, was killed on the spot, and nine passen- gers were more or less seriously wounded. Neither the driver nor the stoker of the engine were in- jured, although the engine was broken and boiler burst open. The responsibility falls upon the statiomnasterof Bondy and the pointsman who failed to take the necessary precautions." GENEVA.—The correspondent, writing on Sunday. says:—Rarely has such weather been experienced as that which, since Wednesday, has prevailed in this part of Switzerland. Within twenty-four hours we had a snowstorm, hailstorm, a rainstorm, an earth- quake, thunder, and a hurricane of extreme violence. Considerable damage has been done to property the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Neuchatel, Fribourjr, and Berne. A boat with four men has been lost o the lake. Steamers have ceased to ply. The damage caused by the huiricane of Ti ursday is greater than v as at first supposed. The quays at Vevey and Lutry were almost washed away, and the tower of a churcn at Belfaux was blown down. Two smart shocks earthquake were felt at Basle on Friday." BEKLIN.—The severe cold holds on with wonderful tenacity, and Berlin has assumed quite a Russian aspect. Sledging and skating have become the order of the day. HUNGARY.—The Koros river in Hungary has risen in consequence of the snowstorms, inundated the suburbs of Gross Wardein, and rushed into the inner town. Most of the inhabitants fled to quarters which are still dry, but shelter is wanted for thousands of fugitives. Many houses fell, the railway dam was destroyedand telegraphic communication interrupted. The neighbouring villages are likewise threatened with destruction.—A Pesth telegram, of yesterday's date, says—The fall of great masses of snow from the hills last week has caused the waters of the rivers to rise in many districts. In Groscwardein the river Koeroes overflowed its b mk*, and a portion of the town was for twelve hours flooded, the water being a foot and a half deep. All danger has, however, dis- appeared. The White and Black Koeroes ire con- siderably swollen. Several dykes have burst; and some villages are under water. The rivers Mavos and Samos have risen to a great height, the latter overflowing. BAVARIA.—Three cases of persons being found frozen are reported from Munich.

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