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THE GRAND FESTIVAL AT THE…

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THE GRAND FESTIVAL AT THE PARIS OPERA. A grand fete took place at the Opera House in Paris on Saturday evening in aid of the sufferers by the floods at Szeged in. The proceedings were divided into a preliminary evening concert and a fancy fair, com- mencing at midnight. There were present at the fete the Prince of Walea and other distinguished visitors, the general audience being the faahionable world of the French capital. The stall-keepers in the fair were the leading French actors and actresses. The prices charged were worthy of the magnitude of the whole conception. Thepooreat place for the concert was forty francs, but after midnight twenty francs admitted to all the fun of the fair." The Paris correspondent of tht Daily News,in noticing the festival, ears :—" Nothing in the recorded history of public entertainments is known to have been so gay and beautiful. As much downright material enjoy- ment for the eyes, ears, and imagination aa can be bought and sold was crowded into one evening, and the cup of pleasure was filled quite to the brim. The amusements were so numerous and skilfully diversified that they seemed endless. They oamprised a Japanese shop managed by Mdlles. Sangalli, Marquet, Salan- ville, Roumier, and Biot-tluch shopwomen as were never seen before; a fortune-teller in Leonide Leblanc, who foretold the moat enviable destinies. There waa a maze of flowers such as Paris only can ahow; an at- mosphere ef perfumes j a world of sweets; toys enough to set whole nurseries dancing with delight; wine and wit for the asking; and Sevres beer for nothing. "The enchanted man who, had paid his entrance money into this paradise could be weighed or photo- graphed, could play at billiards, or ride on a wooden horse at wilL He could enter with spirit into Polish games and fancy himself an illustrious exile, or look at Fantoceini like the whimsicial things of a waking dream. There was Weldteufel's orchestra, with seven other companies of renown, including the excellent band ef the Republican Guard. The sparkling qaatuor of Jtigolletto was executed by Fauro, Vergnet, Krauas, and Bloch. There were also some Tyroleae singers, and a conjuror who seemed at least a magician. AU the art and the fame of Paris at its best, every celebrity who could attract the sightseer, assembled to take part in the gracious work of international oharity which appeared to draw the links of all haman brotherhood mere closely. The Preaident of the Republic arrived shortly before nine, and the Prince of Wales took possession of his box a few minutes afterwards. At two in the morning there was a mock auction, held by a charming auctioneer, Mdlle. Marie Legault. At three there was a tombola. Even the naughty joy of gambling was not wanting to give the zest of tor- bidden fruit to the cloee of the merriment. By list n- ing to the vivacious sallies of some of the prettieet and most amusing women in tne world, a generous stranger might probably be induced to bid a high price for a hot chestnut. By staking a hundred francs, more or less, on a lottery ticket, a lucky sportsman might become possessed of a flagon of miracle water to make him beautiful for ever, of a smoked tongua for immediate use, or of a hundred free permissions to go up in a balloon," The amusements did not conclude till breakfast time, and the festival was as complete a success as such things can be, producing a net profit of £10,000.

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