Snowballing in Paris.
--Snowballing in the Tuileries was carried on to such an extent on Christmas day that it became necessary to send for troops to protect the public.
A parcel of young scamps systematically assailed every well dressed person, particularly ladies who wore bonnets worth spoiling.
One young man, supposed to be an Englishman, used his cane in self-defence, and a regular row was the consequence.
Many bear-skin caps belonging to grenadier guards who came to restore order, were seen rolling about in the snow.
The troops were unarmed and could do little, but ultimately a body of sergeants deville cleared the gardens and arrested several of the snowballers.