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(jmoM OUR OWN OORBBSPOHDBNT,) Whatever the German newspapers may say to the contrary— and they appear to be unanimously perolflient In their detraction of the great undertaking— the Paria Exhibition ot 1889 will not only be opened on May 1, but it will have a decided universal character. The only countries m Europe that have hitherto held aloof from it are Germany, Denmark, Montenegro, Sweden, and Turkey. Oontmlwlee, Norway, Switzerland, and Greeoe, besides determining to take an official part m the Exhibition have made important grants to their respective organisation committees. Eleewhere m Europe oommktees have been formed by private initiative, and those In Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Spain and Portugal have received State grants. America, North, Sooth, and Central, Japan, Siam, • Morocco, the South Alrioan Republic, and Viotoria Australia, will *U be officially acd worthily represented. Great Britain and Russia will havo the largest and most repreeontatlve display of the wealth, manufactures, and other resources of their respective Empires^ la architecture, costumes and the life and manners which are to be faithfully reproduced m many inßtanoes, as, for example, m the oonstruotion of villages, m the holding of fairs, eto, and In the oafe*i, restaurants, and buffets, the Exhibition will be a very reflsx of the lending national and interactional features of tho globe. The applications from intending exhibitors have been so numerous that the Frenoh Commission has been reluctantly compelled to rbdcoe the epape which it w<*a Intended to allot to individual exhibits m t^e different Motions, but notwithstanding this the foreign sections will occupy more than 100.000 s ijuare metres, a space never before equalled Great Britain's collections will cover about 15,000 metres, and the faoade of the Rqfiolan oeotlon will measure 75 metres In length. Tbe apaoe whloh was taken up In 1878 by S weeds n and Norway, on thin occasion, will be filled by Norway slope. Italy, Austria, Hungary, the United States —whose grant to the Committee rcoently formed m that oonntry nmounts to $250,000, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Hollandtwlll all be conspicuous for their brilliant contributions to the show, and the ; colonial emotions, notably thoße of Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands, will be far more ' oompleto than anything hitherto attempted. England, Russia, Belgium, and ' Switzerland have ons and all asked for ' additional spade, and their applications are now under consideration. <

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THE PARIS EXHIBITION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888

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THE PARIS EXHIBITION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1994, 22 November 1888