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THE CENTENARY OF THE REVOLUTION

[PEB PRESS ASSOCIATION.)

Paris. May 5. President Carnot yesterday marched to Versailles, attended by an imposing procession, and inaugurated the Fountain of Neptune \yith a memorial tablet m honor of the centenary of the French Revolution. The President delivered an oration suitable to the occasion m the Hall of Mirrors. The weather was splendid, and large crowds took part irj the fdte. At the beginning of the proceedings an cx 7 soldier, named Perrin, fired a blank cartridge at the President while he was leaving the Elysee. He was promptly arrested, and stated that he merely fired his rifle m order to attact public notice to a grievance. He alleged he had been unjustly punjshed, and his wife and children were sfarving. An excited crowd tried to lynch the man, but did not succeed.

President Camot, m his speech at the unveiling of the memorial tablet, said the experience of a century would prevent F:°"C* fro™. C0 nfid ine her distinies to one man.

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THE CENTENARY OF THE REVOLUTION, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2128, 7 May 1889

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THE CENTENARY OF THE REVOLUTION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2128, 7 May 1889

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