Rue de Rivoli 17; Place de la Bourse 12 (day and night); the
Luxembourg; office of the minister of the interior, Rue de Grenelle
St. Germain 103 (day and night); Rue St. Lazare 112; Avenue
des Champs Elyse'es 33 (till midnight); Rue Lafayette 35, corner
of Rue Lafitte; the Grand Hotel; Boulevart St. Denis 16; Station
du Nord, etc. — Telegram (20 words) to any part of Paris or the
Department of the Seine 50 c, to other parts of France 1 fr. ;
London 4. other parts of Great Britain 6 fr.; Belgium, Germany,
and Switzerland 3 fr.; Italy, Spain, and Holland 4 fr.. etc.
Austria, -Rue de l'Elyse'e 2 (1—3).
Belgium, Rue du Faubourg St. Honore 153 (12—2).
Denmark, Rue de l'Universite 37 (1—3).
Germany, Rue de Lille 78 (12—iy2).
Great Britain, Rue du Faubourg St. Honore' 39 (10—3).
Holland, Rue Montaigne 9 (12—2).
Italy, Avenue des Champs Elyse'es 6 (1—3j.
Russia, Rue Grenelle St. Germain 79 (12—2).
Spain, Quai d'Orsay 25 (1—4).
Sweden and Norway, Rue de Rovigo 22 (12—2).
Switzerland, Rue Blanche 3 (10—3).
United States of N. America, Avenue Uhrich 75, entrance Rue
Spontini 6 (residence of the ambassador); offices Rue de
Chaillot 95 (10—3).
The above are the present addresses: a change of residence,
however, occasionally takes place.
IV. History and Statistics.
At the time of the conquest of Gaul by Julius Csesar, the
Parisii were a tribe settled on the banks of the Sequana or
Seine, and their chief town was Lutetia, situated on the present
island of La Cite.
The first event worthy of mention was the introduction of
Christianity by St. Denis the Areopagite. who, according to tra¬
dition, suffered martyrdom on Montmartre about the year 250.
Constantius Chlorus is said to have founded the Palais des
Thermes (p. 147) between 292 and 306.
Julian resided at Lutetia in 360. The name of the town was
then changed to Parisii, and political franchises were granted to it.
In the vicinity of Paris, Gratian was defeated and slain by
Maximus in 383.
Clovis, son of Childeric, king of Tournay, finally expelled
the Romans about the year 496, embraced Christianity, and became