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The Floods In France

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A telegraph from Paris to the London Standard says : The accounts received here frotu the South respectint; the floods are perfectly appalling. At Toulhouse alone upwards of 300 homes have been carried nway, and upward of 100 corpses have been reubvered and buried. In one village in the neighborhood only 10 houses ïemain standing out of 400. Two villages, La Bastide and Nesples, are entirely deatroyed. Railway and telegraphio communiestion botween Toulhouse and the South is iuteroepted, and it is by a eirouitous route that the news reauhed us that the valley of the Ariege has euffered as se verely as that of the Garonne. The Marquis d'Hautpoul is reported among the victiras at Toulhouse. He perished in an attempt to rescue the inhabitants of the suburb of 8t. Cyprien. Upward of 25,000 persous are without shelter. At Verdun, near Foix, the los of life is estimated at 80. The numbor of victiras is said to exceed 1,000. Marshal McMahon, M. Buffet, and the Minister of War Wve to-night for the scène of the disaster. The calaniity, unparalleled in its suddenness, if not in its mag nitude, has entirely driven iuto the shade the scènes which took place at Versailles to-day, and M. Gauibetta's doctrinaire speech on the occasion of General Hoche's anniversary. The accounts are as yet very incomplete, and it is feared the worst reniains to be told.


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