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THE FORTHCOMING PARIS EXHIBITION

(FROM OUR PARIS COB RESPONDENT,)

The lighting of the Exhibition by electricity Is a formidable affair, so important indeed that it has been undertaken by a syndicate consisting of 21 firms There are to be no less than 170,000 burners of various system i, some of tham sun lights, others Jablokoff burners, aod an immense number of Incandesoent I lights for the galleries and pavilions of the Ohamp-de-Mars and Esplanade des lavalldes. Altogether the effeot of tbe Exhibition at night will be fabulously beantl- [ fal. Some particulars have already been given of the art exhibitions organising In connection with the Centenary. The most Interesting to the publio generally wltl be doubtless the deesnnlal exhibition of works of French and foreign artists, to Include plotures painted since | 1878. St. great have been the applications for space that the Oounoil of the Exhibition have been compelled to considerably enlarge the original Art Palace. This enlargement has given a spaoe of 3600 metres on the line as compared with 3447 metres In 1878, but It is further neoessary to increase the line area to 4000 metres. Another important feature will be tbe exhibition of instruction m drawing. There also the spaae originally allotted has been found too small, and the works will bo placed m the Palaoe of the Liberal Arts. A theatrical exhibition will occupy the centre of the building. An exhibition of hlstorlo monuments will he organised m tbe Trocadero Palace, m the wing nearest Paasy. Another part of the wing will be devoted to a retrospective exhibition of enamel and jewellers' work, speolally oolleoted from the treasuries of the various churohes ; this will form a retrospective oolleotlon of French arthtlo work from the thirteenth oentury to the nineteenth.

The great preoooupstlon of tbe Oounoil however, Is the Oentennial Exhibition of Frenoh painting, sculpture, engeavlng and arch It ecu re, including works executed between 1789 and 1889 A speolal Illustrated catalogue of this Important oolleotlon ia lo oourae of preparation under the title ef " L'Art FraDQals, 17891889." A singular optioal illusion bas for some time attracted tbe attention of the public ln regard to the Eiffel Tower. To persons passing along the right bank of tbe Seine it appears to be out of the perpendlcu'ar, In faot to lean considerably towards the Hotel des Invalldes. So scrong waa tbis Impression that the other day tbe engineers of the Exhibition and those employed by M. Eiffel met to test the matter. The application of a theodolite quiokly set the question at reet, Tbe tower does not deviate an inoh from the perpendicular. It was alio stated to the reporter of a morning paper that even should tbe tower show signs of sinking lv any dlreotion there is hydraulio maohlnery under the base that would soon set the matter right. So the public may be perfectly reaisrjced as to the stability of th<a tower,

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THE FORTHCOMING PARIS EXHIBITION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2088, 15 March 1889

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THE FORTHCOMING PARIS EXHIBITION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2088, 15 March 1889

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