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Told Of President Faure

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Day
22
Month
February
Year
1895
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Public Domain
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M. Faure, the president of the French republic, is well kuo-wu by a pronainenl E'rench American resident of New OrIeans, who was with M. Faure during the Frenoh commune. He describes the new president as a. man of personal magnetisrn.of splendid executive ability and uuquestioned bravery and firmness. Faure began business as a small oommission merchant in hides, wool, etc, at Havre yeara ago. Froni that, by euergy, eoonomy and thrift, he prospered, aud nis business iucreased uutil he was one of the most extensivo commission merchant in that city. He bocarne also one of the most prominent men of the city politiually, aud just beforo the Franco-Germán war he was made first "adjoínt" to tho mayor of the city and was a staiï offlcer of tlio army, althougli his duties did not requira his preseuce on tho battlefleld. He took an activo intorest, of course, in the war, and it waa owing to bis efforts that the commissary departmeot of the French soldiery was keptwoll supplied. He was aiso i close adviser of tho offioials of Havre and in every manner demonstrated great executive talent iiid a bom leadership. It waa in 1871, duriug the French commnne, however, that his personai bravery and ability to coufront desperate BmergencioH were tested. Whileacting in tbe capacityoi "ad joint, " or adviser of the mayor at Havre, a request waa mado of hiui ironi the mayor of Paria for flreuieu and enginea The city ol Paris was in flamea trom one eud to the other, and aid was being asked everywbere in euginos and firemen. Faura at once callod for volunteers and urged upon them the necessity of responding to the cali. He thus raised a company of Bromen to go to Paris and fight the Bres that wera raging everywhere. Faure showed his courage and won the hearts of the firemen and people by going with tho volunteers as their leader. With all the origines the city could spare they hastened to Paris, and for threc ciays, without rest or scarcely anything tj eat, fongbt the flames. Faurodid thedut.ies of a fireman, aneï jn ono occasion, when oue of the men was asleep froni fatigue, rather tban a waken hiu; took his place and did his work. He was in a dozen perilous positions daring that three days' fight with fire, in oompany of his companions, and never flinohed. In every iustance he proved himself to be a man of determinatiou and courage He was first in every danger, and at tho most critical times he never lost his self possession and will power, and with his voluuteer firemen he did yeoman service in trying to save Paris lrom the embrace of thc firo fiend. The people of Havre never forgot M. Faure's valiant service on that occasion, and aflorward, as a Rèpublican, be was elected to the chamber of deputiea. Ho served with several ministers as private secret ary, and of late yeará has had more important connectien with that braneh of the governmunt service. He b;;s prospered iu business as well as in politicai affairs and is s:id to ba one of the most popular as well as one of the ablest

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