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LITERATURE AND THE ARTS. --+-

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GREAT LANDSLIP AT VAUXEALL.

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GREAT LANDSLIP AT VAUXEALL. An accident of a most serious nature, and one which, owing to the prevalence of the late heavy rains, was very near being attended with the most disastrous consequences to some of the large number of work. men who have been engaged in the works near Vaux- hall for some days past, took place on Friday after- noon, in the Wandsworth-road, immediately opposite the Nine Elms-lane. the Nine Elms-lane. During the past week tha.t part of the thoroughfare between Vauxhall and Nine Elms has been opened for the purpose of laying down new gas or water mains, and for the purpose of more effectually carrying on the works the cutting had been carrried to a depth of, in some places, twenty feet, care, @f course, being taken to strongly support the sides by the usual timber supports." On Friday morning the whole of the men were engaged in the works, but towards the afternoon the rain, which had been falling very heavily, compelled them to suspend operations, at all events till it hadoeased. It appears that it had bean noticed during the morning that several portions of the earth, which is of a very sandy nature, had shown signs of cracking, but nothing serious was apprehended till just after the men had left the works, when a loud noise of cracking timbers was heard, and the whole of the cutting from the goods yard of the London and South-Western Railway to the Nine Elms-lane instantly fell in with a fearful crash, snap- ping all the pipes in two which intersected the pit like so much earthenware, and crushing the timber almost to tinder. Had any of the men been left in the cutting death must have taken place instantaneously. As it was, however, this was providentially not the case. Instant precautions were taken to stop any further mischief, which must have been caused by the traffic of vehicles along the side of the road, and the whole of the thoroughfare between Vauxhall and Nine Elms was stopped.

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