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,\ the CHAMP DE MARS.
rtOtf THE DFFBL ToWKIt T O THE PALACE OF F.:.K«TKI("ITY. jvis, M»r 1-— The Champs de Mars, the home /fvV , u lar demonstrations since the great Revo fctJja •" ITS 9. and the happy hunting ground Z"p-e&t exhibitions; offers this year a splendid vg t with its two long rows of palaces on either \ f and in the background the beautiful vista ('"tie F"^* 1 '"" 5 " cmamental Chateau d'Eau. or Mkt Fountain! flaf.ked on either side by the *. - iesS elejraxt Palace of Electricity, the great k » (or "clou." as it is called here) of the Ex -ettlcn. The spectacle is truly magnificent. Qt the ISSi) buildings which were here noth- it tl I • - near the ] . . 1 cut ti . ' gi . - ' Tiere is little to be said of the exteriors of gjes^ two palaces on either side of the Champ c- Mars. T^">.:.- a. way from the Eiffel Tower - -, ■ ■ ,- ■ . ■ Ml M •i" first ha'.f c* the left line is the Palace of H;srs and Metallurgy. Like all the other build fc?T= en the Charrr de Mars, it is constructed ti iron, cover*"? with wooden laths and faced ''"■■''■.'■ ■' ■ r . with plastf r. Th-> ornamentation is extremely ■■■■■■■ ■ ■ . . ■ " _. . ■ light, white being the prevailing tone. The dome consists of an imrr.vns-; tiara resplendent in imi taticn precious stune:-— a novel and nappy form cf decoration. The second half, leading to the Pu.iac-e of Electricity, is occupied by the Palace tf Threads and Textile Fabrics. It consists of a !:r.e of raJ>'-i arches, forming the outside of a covered gallery, given up to restaurants, some thing similar to the constructions that were here in the same place in l vV <>. A fine central porch • ■ - It is I _ iring .- . . _. .... th that of Let I i ... ad In • :■ • ' En- . ration is in good icted . .- -• . --•.;• th< rin all their . : these two THE GREAT FOUNTAIN. At the end of the grounds and joining these t*o wisp, is the Palace of Electricity, preceded ty the EC'Cum-nta! fountain, or Chateau d'Eau. The latter is one of the principal decorative sub >-r.s of the Champ de ilars. It is composed of * vast semicircular alcove LOB f eel wide by 30 i«t deep, containing a series of immense basins iJTanged in amphitheatre form, from which Eiects cf water £cw and fall in cascades into a T« larger basin at ■.:.- Coot cf the fountain. The quantity cf water employed is at the rate of *^*i,*Mi litres _.. bear. la the lar^e basin is NEW YORK TRIBUNE tout HTRATED BUPPLBMENT. HumanuJ%T UP r32r 32 feet hi * h ' representing to the F,,; db / Fro^" . marching onward the cenfr^ o™ A . l!POttO has been bu »t behind the central cascade, accessible to visitors. THE PALACE OF ELECTRICITY. Immediately behind the Chateau d'Eau is the Palace of Electricity, which l a incontestably the chief and most interesting portion of the whole exhibition. The chief aim in its construction has been to hide the straight plainness of the Gallery of Machines of ISS9. therefore the roof has been raised to the height of 202 feet, form- IB* a crown to the edifice. its front, which is In repousse zinc worked like lace, consists of nine bays provided with multicolored decorations. transparent ceramics and stained glass, in har moniously blended tones. The wings of the pal ace, JIM feet by 131 feet, contain the machines which supply electrical power to the exhibition. The building Is illuminated by 5.000 variegated PAVILIONS AT THE FEET OV THE EIFFEL TOWER. S • arc lamps with col . four arc lamps with re i • ■ I of Aubl land D< The United S . - md g ■ • :. ■ ■ . ■ ' - ■ " ■ |. It is Idle of 1 i it . ■ icture is 1 ted ■ - . ; ■ h - for the sall< ■ - • ■ ■ • • ig] Fetes, in the re i of tl Lllery of M ■ .\--. .... . . ■ . - ■ - louses 3 Of Fl : • Agriculi lira I Section is produ ■ ■.•-•■ - ■ ■ st orig ictui - - p de Mars g ■ f M.i ■ - ■ • I gel .... . . . tl . - ' . OS Ol ■ . . ■ . ro6S ing: t hi '■ adei Liter with ail the •' - T -• x -it may ; .. • It is. however, lee - . . le. C. L E. THE CAFE PROCOPE TO DISAPPEAR. Paris correspondence of The London Telegraph. One of the oldest and also of the most famous cafes in Paris is about to disappear. The doors of the Caf4 Procope, situated in the Hue tie I'Andtnne Oomedie, have been closed. This celebrated establishment was founded in the eighteenth century by an Italian named Pro copio Cutelli. It was in the old days assidu ously frequented by Diderot. Fontenelle. Jean Jacques Kousseau and Voltaire, and during the reizn of Napoleon 111 it was a resort of Gambetta Jules Kerry. Floquet and Spuller. At a more recent date the poet Verlaine almost made his habitation within its walls. The fact that all these, as well as many other literary and political ceU brities. had spent many an hour there had shed a sort of halo over the place, and not a few her worship pers found time, even during a brief visit to Pari to undertake a pilgrimage to the quiet spot where so many great men had foregathered and had discussed the questions of their day over a cup of coffee or a bork of b'-er. All things come to an end, and so has the Cafe Procope, although about seven years afro it was taken ovr by an en thusiast who st'f:nt much if his leisure time in looking up old documents and in questioning ven erable inhabitants of the quarter with a view to the compilation of a veritable history of wna.t be nclit^y regarded a* quite a cUsaic »pou THE MERCHANT MARINE. INTERESTING EXHIBITIONS BY TUE NAVAL POWEBS OF VESSELS OF PEACE. Paris, May 12.— From the Creusot build ing of Messrs. Schneider the visitor pr to a most interesting comparative exhibition of the mercantile marine of France, Russia, Ger many, the United Btates, Great Britain and ItaJy. Here arc found und^r Class 33 yachts, machines, designs and models. Inventions for submarine navigation, submersible boats and apparatus and appliances of the greatest inter est, comprising remarkable inventions for sav ing life at sea. Everything in this pavilion de serves careful examination. On the first floor are the exhibits of Italy, England, Holland, Austria and Spain. . . . Ltion of the pavilioi - • r.\>? 410 v .-..-. • - . . ■■ fittings a I : lOSt at ■ ■ y also LCrOS9 1 ; l pract ica struct . mted 1 C 1 r. at the mouth turesque appearance 1 . :it when illumi . ■ -..- Kaiser Fi edrich, bi \ Caiser Will 1m der •' the North-German Lloyd, \ md V • -V rk via Southamp • ■ T ... , • ;l jjjj. ■ .- . ■ •■ ft] building at ■ Th<- ted Fi I my Les M- - ries Ma in annex just behind the ■ • . • .\U:- .:.-• Bu - i by its si Paris Chamber The Messageries Maritimes is, of course, es sentially French in every feature. Everything exhibited therein is stamped with the national gonius and marks the history of the company. There are seen the Pericles, built in 1851, one of the fastest vessels in the Levant in its day: the Hoogly, in the Japan trade about ISO", and the modern types like the Ann am and La Plata. Beautiful models of La Lorraine, recently launched at Saint Nazaire; the packets He de la RC-union and Madagascar, and the tine steamers Russia and Aquitaine, of the Society of Mari time Transports. A pretty clipper steel sailing vessel should be noted — a four-master of elegant - Crossing to the foreign sections, the Austrian Lloyds shows some of its finest specimens in the Trieste- and the Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand, with their Egyptian mail boat, the Hapsburg. An idea of the power and prosperity of this com pany may be trained from an examination of the drawings of the ISO boats constructed since the creation of the company, from the Arciduca Ludovico, built in IS>G, to the Styria, launched only this year. There are the Faxon, of the L'nion Castle Line, which does the voyage from Southampton to Cape Town in eighteen days; the Lucania, one of the greyhounds of the Cunard Line, and the two Oceanics of the White Star Line, that of IS7O, which was a giant in its day, and that of ISO'J, some G'JO feet long, the biggest passenger steamer afloat. Russia, exhibits some very curious types of ships for special navigation; the fine river steamer Ekaterimbnurg, and the Biela, pprctall/ built for transporting wood and to be used fcj one voyage i nly. In the American section are found the famous ships of the American Line, the steamers run ning between Cherbourg, Southampton and New- York— the St. Louis, the St. Paul! the Pari3 and the New-York— which were armed as aux iliary cruisers during the recent war, and the modern type of mixed steamer for freight and passengers, the Waderland, of the International Navigation Company. AT THE FEET OF THE TOWER. FOREIGN PAVILIONS CLUSTERED AWAY FROM THE BUB DBS NATIONS. Round about the hus^ ff>.-tf f> .-t of the EfTei Tower will be found the pavilions of I antrtefl which lid not find a place in the Rue dcs Xa tions—the Swiss chalet, built completely of wood, surrounded with balconies and terraces, like the great Alpine chalets. It is not an official pa vilion for receptions, but a meeting place for the Swiss visiting Paris; the pavilion of San Marino, the little republic dovetailed into the kingdom of Italy, containing cereals, wine, oil, honey, lace, embroidery, pictures, furniture, uni forms and various works of art highly creditable to a country of only five thousand inhabitants; the pavilion of Siam adds its Oriental stamp to the peculiar architectural icedoin< Morocco is divided into two distinct arts the Imperial Pavilion and the annexes, containing restau rant, cafes and shops. The Imperial Pavilion is a reproduction of one of the imperial kiosks of the ancient Fez palaces, erected by the side of a Tetuan minaret. Picturesque paintings in warm colors impart lite an African Orientalism to the general quaintness of the buildings. Then near the Woman - Palace is the Pavilion of the Equator, a two storied building in Louis XV style. A tower surmounted by a cupola crowns the edifice, the whole of which, after the fair is over, will be taken down and sent to Guayaquil to serve as the town library. The interior, fur nished with Louis XV furniture, contains the chief products of the Republic of the Equator, such as fruits cacao, coffee, rubber, sarsaparil las, quinine, tobacco, vegetable ivory minerals and splendid woods; sugar, carpets, stuffs, lace, embroidery, palm fibre, and the plaited straw hats so well known as Panama hats. Among the many constructions clustered here mention must be made of the French Alpine Club, containing botanical and geological collec tions and exhibits of the best mountaineering necessaries, besides a panorama of the Alps and excellent photographs of the scenery; the Auto mobile Club; the Touring Club, open to all its members; the Chateau Tyrolian; a pavilion for exhibits of Russian alcohols; one for the history of ceramic art; branch buildings for business purposes of the three great banking establish ments — Credit Lyonnais Society Generate and Comptoir d'Escompte — and several high priced and fashionable restaurants Foreign Photos. Carbons, H M< ITOHS, OI.l) BMGiaSH I'ltlM's, ■BUOTOmk i:\(.UAVIM.s. (in \tu\ hocse i)i:i iummvs. 12 West 2Mh st. (jEOROE BLSSE. PRIVATE party*— two VACANCIES! Paris Exposition, Continental trip. England. Sailing JUne IBISs Jllltl'HV and MISS '.ULuiUi, iUI WldBT oii'li St. 15