Foreign News: Versailles

The historic and beautiful Palace of Versailles is in a state of decay and the marvelous fountains are breaking down.

The authorities at Versailles say that 12,000,000 francs are necessary to renovate the palace and repair the fountains. The Senate will vote a grant of 8,000,000 francs for this purpose and it is hoped to raise the remaining 4,000,000 francs from the profits of great fetes which are to revive the glories of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. One of the principal features of these fetes will be the reproduction of Moliere's comedies in the identical place where they were first acted.

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