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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXXII.—NO. 10. FAIR FLORA'S FETE. The Fifth Annual Flower Festival Open. THE SECOND DAY OF THE FAIR. The Booths Reviewed in Detail, with the Names of the Fair Devotees of Flora. Gather ye resebnds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flyiiiK', And this same llnwer wnicli smiled to day, To-morrow will ba dying. In the Spring of 1885 the thought oc cured to a few ladies of this city, whose time and thoughts were largely occupied in benevolent works, that the wealth of bloom which is found in this sunny land, might be made the occasion of attracting attention to their work. So the first Flower Festival of Los Angeles was opened in the Nadeau block,in what is now the dining room of the Nadeau Hotel. It was rather tentative than otherwise in its characteristics, and was but a small affair as compared with tho large and successful fetes which have been held under the same auspices each spring since. And as it is always best to have a specific object in view, it was decided that the proceeds of these fairs should be devoted to the procuring, fitting up and maintaining of a home for deserving women, who find it necessary to earn their living, but who may find themselves for a time out of employment, and per haps strangers in a strange land. THE RESULTS. The proceeds ot this first timid venture sumed up $2,000. This was more than was hoped for. This was in the spring of 1885. By the following year the big Taber nacle for the use of Dr. Munhall had been built on the corner of Main and Fourth streets, opposite to where the Westminster now stands. It was a mam moth building, and as it was constructed of rough boards and was very high, it afforded a fine opportunity for an artist'c display of flowers. The festival was a new idea and caught the popular mind to an amazing degree. It w.ts a fine spring, and the wealth of flowers was something not always seen even in this land of flowers. Florists, and gardeners in the Fast sent special correspondents to report the exhibition, and they all ex pressed tbe greatest surprise at what they saw. The proceeds of this festival ran up to $4,000, and the management felt encouraged to procure a fine lot on Fourth street below Main, not far from the Tabernacle, and to begin the erection of their building. By the Fpiing of 1887 the big taber nacle had passed into the limbo of things lost on earth; but Hazard's pavilion was then almost complete, quite sufficiently so to permit the ladies to hold their third annual flower fete within its walls. The glamour of novelty had not worn ofl iv regard to the exhibit of flowers. The ladies in charge were, moreover, untir ing in their efforts, and their unflagging energy rallied the whole community to their aid. The festival of this year was a great success. The plan on which the hall was laid out and decorated was very elaborate and artistic, and tho attend ance was very large. The receipts ran up to the gross sum of $7,500. In 1888, the Festival was again held in Hazard's Pavilion, now called the Academy of Music. It was, in general characteristics, like the others, and was financially the moet successful of them all up to that time. The proceeds were $8,000. The ladies had completed and furnished their Woman's Home, and it was nearly all paid for, and in successful operation. After paying off every cent of the debt on it, there was a snug sum in the treasury. Those in charge of the Orphans' Home found themselves cramped for funds to take care of their charity, and the ladies of the Flower Festival kindly came to their relief with the handsome sum of $4,500. Thusthef our fetes given brought in no less than $21,500, which was used to estab lish the Woman's Home and to help the Orphans' Home to the extent shown above. It is surely an excellent show ing in all respects, and fully justifies the efforts of the good ladies whose sym pathies for those in need first suggested it, and whose unflagging energies have since maintained the fete, which their tact and good management have kept so popular before the community. THE FIFTH ANNUAL FETE. Daffodils, That come before the swallow dare, and take The winds of March with beauty; Violets, dim, But sweeter tban the HdsOf Juno's eies Or Cytherea's breath. Thus the brief chronicle of events ; brings the record to the present time, when the Fifth Annual Flower Show is in full blast, at the Academy of Music, on the corner of Fifth and Olive streets. It opened on Tuesday evening of this week. The faces of many of the ladies who have been active at these fetes since the beginning are still seen at the pre sent one, and these ladies are as busy and earnest as ever. Still, many changes have taken place; some of the prime pro moters are missed; and their absence makes a void in the surroundings. Many new people have come to the fore to re place those who have cropped out, or to supplement the efforts of those who still maintain their pristine interest in the Great Flower Show which has made Los Angeles famous. At present the general officers of the festival are: General Officers—President, —; First Vice-President, Mrs.W. B. Herriott; Sec ond Vice-President, Mrs. Howes; Third Vice-President, Mrs. Johnson; Record ing Secretary, Miss M. M. Fette; Finan cial Secretary, Mrs. George Bradbeer; Treasurer. Mr. G. L. Arnold. Executive Committee — Mrs. E. P. Johnson, Mrs. 0. W. Blaisdell, Mrs. Melville Dozier. Managers—Mis McLellan, Mrs. W. C. Fnrrey, Mrs. 0. D. Howry, Miss Fre mont, Miss Ida Lindlev, Mrs. Brainard Smith, Mrs. M. 8. Tyler, Mrs. Dr. Do zier, Mrs. L. A. Keiley, Mrs. Burnham, Mrs. Ackerman. Just inside the main doors is the office. The ladies in charge are: Mrs. E. P. Johnson, Mrs. C. W. Blaisdell, Mrs. Melville Dozier, Mrs. W. B. Harriott, Mrs. Geo. Bradbeer, Miss M. M. Fette. The Committee on Supplies is com- Sosed of Mrs. W. C. Furrey, Mrs. Dr. lozier, Mrs. James Ward, Mite Mc- Lellan. THK PHILHARMONIC'S BOOTH. Inside the door to the right-center of •he floor is the booth gotten up by the Philharmonic Society of Los Angeles. It is in charge of Mrs. E. F. Kubel and Mrs. Duey. Tho booth is surmounted by a canopy with a broad frieze on the sides, and a flat roof from which springs a pyramid of fine proportions and cover ed with callus. The booth is in the main trimmed with white marguerites and geraniums. The posts that uphold the canopy are trimmed in red gerani ums. The letters that serve as initials for the society's name, "P. 8. L. A." are beautifully wrought in white letters, and these twine around a beautiful lyre. In other parts of the booth are other musical instruments artistically con structed by hands as fair as the flowers that compose the pieces. In the booth are for sale tickets to the next musical performance of the society. It is to be the Oratorio, Tlie Creation, by Haydn. The following sentence from the work, "Achieved is the glorious work. The Lord beholds and is well pleased," is wrought in flowers. THE REGISTER BOOTH. To the right of the hail, in front, is the Regitter booth, where all visitors are ex pected to record their names. It is a handsome volume, which has done ser vice for three years. When it was first put to use, some liberal person from the Bast paid a $50 note for the first page. He then handed its use back to the soci ety to sell at so much per name. All that is left now to derive a revenue from is the first name on each page For the privilege of adorning this first line it coeU 25 cents, and nearly all the first lines have been taken. There is not much attempt made at a display of flowers in this booth, yet it is prettily adorned. The canopy is in the form of a p.iraso], the lining being of some pretty pink fabric, the edge trimmea with ivy and the interior hung with baskets of flowers and bunches of orange blossoms. This is in charge of Mrs. C. D. Howry, Mrs. J. E. Murray, Miss Cora Mathews, Miss Maurice Mu riel and Miss Lena Winton. THE CANDY BOOTn. Passing down along the right side of the hall, the next booth is devoted to sweets. Sweet flowers adorn the booth, and sweet candies are dispensed from the inside by ladies more sweet, by far, than the sweetest bonbons they sell, serving all comers with hands more fair and eyes more bright than the brightest flowerp and brightest buds that bloom. It i° a most patriotic booth, too, withal; for the first object that arrests the eye is the American flag and an American eagle wrought in flowers. The canopy is wrought in red and white, and so are the pillars that uphold it. The effect is that of a huge structure made of old fashioned red and white stick candy. There are pretty baskets of fine flowers all about the booth, and bouquets of fine buds so arranged as to produce a most charming effect. A profusion of magnolia leaves decorates the canopy and sides of the booth, their wax-like gloss making a very marked and effective con trast with the flowers. It is presided over by the following ladies: Mrs. Amy Brown, Mrs. H. T. Hazzard, Mrs. Anne E. Littleboy, Mrs. C. Ella Stirling, Mrs. C. W. Hickß, Mrs. R. L. Hill, Mrs. Bessie Belle Walsh, Mrs. Frank Owen, Mrs. Frank Phillips, Miss Isabella Sepulveda, Miss Elvira Sepulveda, Miss Clara Car ran, Miss Cally Wise, Miss Ina Brown. THE KAPPA, ALPHA, THETA BOOTH. As one passes along the hall to the northward, or inwardly, the eye Is sure to be rivited by the unique character of the next booth. It is a fine imitation of a Greek temple, and it is all black and yellow. The roof, facade and all the parts of the structure are in the severe simplicity which characterize a Doric temple. The heavy roof is upheld by massive pillars as plain as a pike staff. The sombre black and the strong yellow harmonize most admirably with the se vere style of the architecture. And yet there is one thing about the booth that keeps one from dreaming he is in Greece. The yellow on the pillars is not in a rather coarse textile, as in the drapery that de pends from the frieze. It is all of the pretty marigolds which dispel the air of severity at one blow, and lend a softness to the booth that the Greek simplicity could not produce. Toese flowers in California attain to an unusual size and perfection. They irresistibly recall the pretty song in Cyvibeline, which runs: Hark, bark, the laik at Heaven's gate sings, And Phoebus 'gins arise His steeds to water at those springs On cballced (lowers that lies, And bursting Marybuds begin to ope their golden eyes. The mystic letters of the Society, "Kappa, Alpha, Theta," are wrought most appropriately in immortelles on the facade of the temple. There are only two chanters of the Society on this Coast. One is at Santa Clara and tbe other in the University of Southern Cali fornia at West T.os Angeles. Some of the young lady members were busily en gaged in decorating tbeir temple, noos, pronaos and altar. By no means could the reporter extract from these vestals what the mystic letters stand for. He suggested that the "Kappa" is for ka'ios, beautiful, but they shook their heads in bashful denial of the alle gation, as if the goddess whose devotees they are, were one of the severe order of divinities whose shrine was near the Athenian Acropolis, rather than by the shady defiles of Mount Paphos. The reporter suggested that the letter stood for kakos, bad, but this was even lees acceptable as a solution than the other. He offered to trade informa tion, and tell the ladies what "beta, kappa, phi" signifies if they would re veal the secrets of their prison house, but they were as Obdurate to all over tures as the devotees of Minerva are usually reputed to be. For surely this temple must he sacred to the goddess Athena, who sprang armed cap-a-pie from the brain of mighty Jove. It would be well to select a statuesque young lady of the Sorosis and arm her with spear and helmet, as was the great figure on Athens' sacred hill, whose glittering helm could be seen far out at sea, even beyond the upmost point of Cape Sunium. Doubt lees some of these charming Los Angeles girls would be more striking than even the great masterpiece of Phidias. The young ladies who pose as the neophytes of tbe goddess of wisdomfare: The Misses Bertha Lindley, Sadie John son, Ida Lindley, Leila Breed, Rose Harrison, Cora Snodgrass, Cora Cnrran, Enima Sinsabaugh, Lena Tufts. THE WILD FLOWER BOOTH. In distant wilds by human eyes unseen, She resrs hor llowers and spreads her velvet green, Puro gurgling rills tho lonely desert trace. And waste thMr muslo on tbe savage race. Next comus the Wild Flower Booth. It ia in charge of Mrs. M. H. Masser, Miss Mary It. Taylor, Miss Lucy Adauis, THURSDAY MORNING. APRIL 18, 1889. Miss Anna Morton, Miss Isabella Shack elford, Miss Ida M. White, Miss Bernice Taylor, Miss Carrie Adams. The roof of the booth and the base are all covered with wild oats. It is then exquisitely trimmed with the beautiful wild flowers of the section. There are long branches of the purplish bloom of tho chapperal bush, which look a little like the Devil's smoke tree, or the Burn ing Bush, as it is called by the more pious. Then there ia no end of the In dian paint-brusb, or Queen of the Meadow, with its thick head of pink flowers, six to ten inches long. These make hundreds of acres of the land scape here all aglow at this season. The lupin with its beautiful racemes of blue flowers ceruleon as the skies are in great profusion. Poppies are there by the thousand, both the delicate pinkish white of the so-called Mariposa lily and the bright yellow variety, known as the Eschscholtzia. There are wild snap dragon, wild salvia, Coaterbury bells of native growth, snow drops, satin flowers, and even rushes and the chillicode, which looks like a vegetable edition of a hedgehog, are here. So is the most lovely of the California wild flowers, the grass flower as it is usually called. But it is a bulb, and grows a tender stalk a foot or more ia height, on the top of which is a small, compact bead of flowers of ,a blue that is almost ultra marine in its intensity. The mountains, the canons and the mesas ought to be ransacked for other trophies wrested from the fair domains of Flora. They abound in all secluded nooks, and they flaunt their banners in the most conspicuous places. There are yuccas and other flowers of large growth which are not yet displayed in this booth. THE MOORISH BOOTH. This is also called the "Boutonieres booth," as buttonhole bouquets are here sold to the gentlemen. The canopy is all lined with white tarlton, and in tbe arches are pretty white doves. Silver stars glisten on the supports of the booth, and long pendant branches of tbe pepper tree hang along the edges. There is a profusion of the most beautiful roses in the booth, and also of sweet peas. Mignonette perfumes all the air, and the graceful smilax entwines everything about the booth. The ladies in charge are Mrs. Will Carskaddon, Mrs. W. D. Smith, Mrs. E. L. Stanton, Mrs. Charles Rutan, Mrs. W. C. Morrison, Miss Martha Dodsworth and Miss Clark. TnE SIERRA MADRE BOOTH. _ At the extreme end of the hall, on the right side, is one of the most artistic booths in the fair. It is an original de sign, finely executed. It is called the Sierra Maare booth, and is in charge of: Mrs. Etta Ferry, Mrs. M. W. Copps, Mrs. P. T. Reed, Mrs. Hart. Mrs. Gresham, Miss Laura Hawks and Mr. M. W. Copps. The design is that part of the Sierra Madre range so well known as Wilson's Peak. A huge mass of mater ial has been piled to the very top of the building in the semblance of the peak. Along the base are wild fliwers of many varieties, and all exquisite. A deep rav ine, or canon, set with fern, chapperal, greaswood and wild flowers indents tbe side of the mountain. Along this winds the old trail, done in marguerites, all the way to the summit in its tortuous course. A donkey, ridden by a boy, is descending this with careful step. All the side of the mass is covered with mosses and ferns, with the manzanita trees and even pines growing from the crags. At the top is the observatory, with its dome revolving by means of some nicely adjusted clock-work. It is a mass of bright flowers. From its apex moves Old Glory, all made of flowers so artistically put together that they de ceive the eye into the impression that it is a richly wrought fabric. At the base of the dome in flowers, is the counterfeit presentment of the home of N. C. Carter, known as Carter Ida, and lower down is Altamonte, the home of Mr. Palmer T. Reed. Beds of exquisite roses and long stretches of ivy are the only plants that have been domesticated that are seen about this artistic booth. Photo graphs of Sierra Madre and of the prin cipal buildings are on sale at the booth. The name of tho booth is done in flow ers and hangs in a conspicuous place near the summit. It is a most charming design, very excellently executed, and represents in miniature a very charming part of this section. Along the sides of tbe stage rise up to a height of fifty feet masses of callas, on either side. Along the front aud at many points along the hall there are nu merous yuccas in boxes. TWO HUNDRED VARIETIES OF ROSES FROM ONE GARDEN. Just in front of where the orchestra usually sits, in the center of the hall is a special exhibition of roses made by Mrs. Anna Straus. It contains not less than 200 varieties of this, the Queen of all fair Flora's train. In this are simply perfect specimens of nearly all the rarest products in this line of tbe florist. There is the tiny Bankias, white and yellow, and there are mammoth beds of the Chromatella.and the Anna Olivier, there are hundreds of the Beauty of Glazen wood and of the spotless Lamark; there is the rich yellow of the Marechal Neil and tbe dark disk of the Jaqueminot. Mrs. Straus has a city lot 60x145 on Bunker Hill avenue. Her house is on the lot and, on what ground is left, she has a garden in which grow all these rare roses and many other plants to boot. THE DUARTE BOOTH. The country certainly surpasses the city in originality of design. That lovely district known as the Duarte is to the fore with an exceedingly well conceived design, very charmingly executed. The booth is in the shape of a large wind mill. The wheel is made of marguer ites, and on the fan the name is brought out in purple blooms. The heart of the mill is made of lovely roses of many var ieties. The posts that uphold the plat form are trimmed from the floor to their top with a great profusion of the Wiegelia rose. They are of spotless white, of light and of very dark piDk. There are snow balls, callas, verbenas and fine roses of many hues. One of them, a La France, measures six inches in diameter. Duarte also makes a fine exhibit of carnations. The ladies in charge are: Miss Alice Lewis, the Misses Lizzie Pirtle, Jennie Shrode, Mabel Wardell and* Nellie Hazeldine. THE KINDERGARTEN BOOTH. In the extreme inner left-hand corner of the hall, Miss Johnson, Miss Oliver, Miss Scverns, Miss Enderline, Mrs. Pratt and Mrs. Terry were busy yesterday with a booth of "tender human buds. It is the Free Kindergarten, conducted by these ladies, and supported by the efforts of a nnmber of good ladies of the city. The school is on Sansaivain street, and itl object is to gather in the children of those who will not or cannot bring them up properly. Those at the fair are of as many hues as their sister buds in the vegetable line. One little one is as black and comely as King Solomon's "Mash" in the Song of Bongs. Another is a healthy mulatto, while the others are Caucasians of many varieties. Tbe object of the school is to keep the children properly clothed, to keep them out of mischief, teach them cleanly habits, the use of their hands, and thus the prime rudiments of how to live and to make a living when they grow up. THE BOOTH OF BULBS. The Bulbous booth is in charge of Mrs. Dr. Clacius, Mrs. S. M. Baker, Miss Lawrence, Miss Barclay, Miss Mont gomery and Miss Augusta Bowen. The roof is covered with flags, and tbe whole booth has an air of fine taste in its ar rangement. No class of flowers can claim precedence over that lovely and interest ing one that grows from bulbs. The dis play at the fair is a very creditable one to Los Angeles. There are many rare gems in the collection, and many are of rare development. There are scores of specimens of the iris of all varieties, of the ixis, of the ixia, of the ranunculi family, of the anemone tribe, including rare specimens of the lovely Cosmos. A bunch of Summer chrysanthemums with fieir black centars, halo of yellow then red and the rest of the petals as enow drew marked attention. There are fine gladioli, tulips, specimens of tbe amary lis and ppararis. A bunch of the flowers of the trurionia in a fine state of develop ment is worthy of attention. There is a Pancratium liyricum, aDd many varie ties of lilies of perfect growth. There are fine water lilies too. Mr. Bosbyshell, the Judge, has a fine specimen of the cactus family that looks like a head of tbe Gorgon, with its long snakelike branches curling all over the pot in which it grows; and like the Gorgon it is not wholly lacking in beauty. The blooms on it are lovely. A Vallotha Pur purea in the booth will not be passed by many eyes, so gorgeous are its hues. Then Mr. Resenbaum, the famous florist of Pasadena, has a variety of the tulip called tbe Parrot, which is the >ob- Servea of all observers. THE NEWSPAPER BOOTH. In charge of the daily papers are: Mrs. George L. Arnold, Mrs. Lydia Prescott, Miss D. Prescott, Miss Laura Bowen, Miss Annie Bowen. Selling papers is not the only thing to attract here, for the booth is very pret tily decorated with splendid roses, callas and other of flora's beauteous train. On the canopy above are perched two great owls, to symbolize, no doubt, the wisdom of the press, especially all the reporters know about flowers. The Minerva booth across the hall no doubt looks upon it as a sacrilege to see the sacred birds so far from the temple of tbe goddess. STAID WHIT-TIER'S LOVELY BOOTH. At the base of the' hills above Santa Fe Springs, two years ago in the early days of that spring, the mesa there was all brown where the plow had turned the seed barley under the soil. About this date, in the April of that year, a sea of waving grain tossed there in the breezes, and in June, 1887, a fine crop of bay was cut on the spot. In the fall a town was laid out there by the Lindleys, who bought the property; and these gentlemen being of the Society of Friends, they gave it the name of Whit tier, after the far-famed author of Maud Muller. It is only eighteen months since then, yet to-day no booth in the fair is able to surpass that set up by the ladies of the town of Whit tier. It is most artistically designed. A huge umbrella surmounts the booth as a canopy. In the booth the two objects that will arrest the attention of all be holders is a huge Quaker hat wrought of white marguerites. On the other side is a Shaker bonnet made of pink roses, that quite matches the hat. There are as many as 800 roses in the bonnet. All about are hundreds of fine callas, and thousands of roses of all the finest varie ties and of a development not often seen. There is tbe Duchess de Brabant, the Beauty of Glazenwood, the Safrano, and many others in profusion. There is a world of bloom of tbe verbena in all shades, nasturtiums, pelargoniums, Weigelia and pinks to no end. There are scores of the blossoms of the lively Blackberry rose, and also fine bunches of Norfolk Island pine, and the leaves of the rubber tree in their rich waxy green, The handle of the umbrella is all covered with callas. The Whittier booth shows what can be done in Los Angeles county in a few short months. It shows too, how little room there is to sneer at "Paper towns" of this section. The booth is in charge of Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Mason, Mrs. Burn ham, Miss Champlin, Miss Lindley. THE SODA WATER BOOTH. Just by the Whittier booth, a delega tion of ladies, auxiliaries of the Y. M. C. A. and comprising) Mrs. Brainard Smith, Mrs. Gerard. Mrs. Queznell, Mrs Nich ols, Mrs. M. E. Abbott and Mr. Harri son are in charge of the soda water booth. The nectar these ladies dispense must be tried. It is excellent, but baffles dis oripUoa. THE CLOAK ROOM. Mrs. Woodward, Mrs. Ennis, Mrs. De Garmo, Mrs. Sunderland and Miss Clark are in charge of the cloak room. THE FLOWER ROOM. Mrs. George A. Fitcb and Mrs. Plum mer have charge of the flower room and receive contributions. THE TICKET SELLERS. Messrs. W. W. Widney, C. D. Howry, Brainerd Smith, Carskaddon, E. J. Curson, J. E. Murray, Charlie Shaffner and George Sinsabaugh attend to the sale of tickets. THE ALHAMBRA BOOTH. In the center of the hall just inside the doors tbe Alhambra booth is encountered. It is in charge of: Mrs. Crist, Mrs. Stewart, Mrs. Lattin, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Blackburn, Mrs.Weeks, Mrs. F. E. Gray and Mrs. Halstead. Again the country outshines all in the city in beauty of design. It is the gar den of Lindaraxa in the Alhambra. The arch is finely wrought with that beauti ful rose which our Alhambra so much affects, the Beauty of Glazenwood. The base is done in blocks of different col ored roses. Along tbe arbor stretch hundreds of feet of sprays of the Beauty of Glazenwood, callas, wisteria, ivy, yuccas, plain and stripsd, aloes, the sacred palm, coleas all along the borders and small cyprus trees everywhere com plete the garden. A loquat tree is there and fine specimens of the hibiscus flower. The Alhambra always does excel everytbU'\" m uer display, and she does : not fall b*iv' ,d 'ime. rnj. W- tCIAI. ROSE BOOTH. The booth o, ™oted to the Queen of flowers is alw»v ~ one of ttie most at tractive at the l*t r - _ Tnis yea' il is in charge of Mrs. K. W. Burnham, Mis. J. 8. Chapman, Mrs. L T - H. Bovce, Mrs. , Gibbs, Mrs. Paul French-Mrs. E. C. Day, Mrs. D. M. True, Mrs. j on "ie Damron, Mrs. Chas. Parsons, Mrs. Rader, Miss Pendleton, Miss Dickinson, Mrs. C. F. Perry, Miss Perry, MM Ca. r ron, Miss Seamans, Miss Grace t/earaans, Miss Johnson and Mis* Mason, There are 300 to 400 varieties of roses in this display. There is the Catherine Mermet of astonishing development, t.'ie Bon Silene to absolute perfection, tho Marie yon Houte that baffles all attempts at description, tbe Jaqueminot and the ! Black Piince disputing the sway of the i fair, for their dark beauty, and the ,' Quintine that surpasses them both, j The Giant of Battles is there as large 1 as a small plate, and the Countess Riza J dv Park, Papa Goutier and Mama Gou tier, all in splendid specimens. Mr. Rosenbaum, of Pasadena, is a ' great contributor to this booth. He c came in yesterday with half a dozen ' buds of the Nephetos as while as the ? light of heaven, and a spray of Quintine 1 as dark as the other is white. A bud of * Caroline Custer and a half dozen buds of ' the Isabella Gray vied in their different 8 styleq °f beauty. And they were ' both surpassed by a bunch of a the superb Reine Marie Henrietta. A t bunch of the Grand Duke Nicholas lay by one of the famous Marechal Neil, and * next was one of the Cornelia Cook van- 8 ety. There was a single bloom of the c Marie Yon Houte that measures six v inches in diameter. There was a splendid t bunch of the Mont Blanc, with its > solid, cone-shaped buds that, like those ' of the Cornelia Cook, looked as if they 0 were immortal in their solid beauty. f Mrs. J. W. Batcheller, of Fruitland, sent in a fine exhibit of several varieties of the most admired roses. 1 THE POP CORN BOOTH. Mrs. A. L. Whitney, Mrs. L. N. New ton and Mrs. J. Schoeder have charge of the Fop Corn Booth. It is constructed of bamboo poles. It is made into the semblance of a spider's web, with a mon ster spider dependent therefrom. The web is made of strings of pop corn. The flowers are all white, and tbe black spider sticks fiery off on the web. PINK AND PANSY BOOTH. Miss Belle Smith, Miss Lillie Seward, Miss Alva Stevens, Miss May Russell, Miss Grace Pease, Miss Jessie Pease, Miss Mamie Smith, Miss Annie Hen dricks, Miss Lizzie Rawlins, Miss Mamie Basset, Miss Lizzie Pridham, Miss Se ward and Miss Nellie Hamlin have charge of the pink and pansy booth in the gallery on the right side. The pop corn booth is the first. There are plenty of panties for thought here. Airs. Walker, of New Main street, supplies a large number of them. Whittier lends a very liberal hand in the same line. THE JAPANESE BOOTH. At toe extreme end of tbe gallery ia the Japanese Tea Garden, presided over by Mrs. E. F. Grandin, Mi6S Gertrude Johnson, Miss Hattie Chapman, Miss Ida Hathaway, Miss Carrie Hathaway. Here the cup that cheers but not in ebriates is served by the hands of ladies fair, and you may take the cup away with you. It is decorated with palms, greselias, fern palms and other tropical plants, all in pots. It is a cool and cosy place. Visit it and take a cup of tea. THE ICE CREAM BOOTH. Along the fiont of the gallery is the ice cream booth. It is in charge of: Mrs. J. C. Newton, Mrs. H. C. Austin, Mrs. William Furguson, Miss Fitield, Miss A. D. Brown, Mrs. J. H. Clarkson, Mrs. M. Atchison, Mrs. Grant, Miss May Newton, Miss Grace Heimer, Miss Nettie Keiger, Miss Mamie Cheesboro, Miss Argenta McKee, Miss Leota McKee, Miss May Heiman, Miss Eva Ferrise, Miss Lizzie Sturgis, Miss Eva Sutton, Miss Cora Wise, Miss Charlotte Newhall, Miss Gertrude Hutton, Miss Auguste, Flentjen, Miss Clara Newton, Miss Bertha Cronkite, Miss Mattie L. Shaffner, Miss Lizzie Oliver, Mrs. West, Miss Daisy Austin, Mrs. William son Dunn, Miss Gertrude Finney, Mr. J. C. Newton, Judge Austin, Prof. Eastman, Mr. Pyle. THE LAVENDER BOOTH. The Lavender and White Booth is in charge of: Mrs. Kate Spear, Miss Grace Hymer, Miss Starkev, Mrs. L. J. Wilde, Miss Nellie Wilde, Miss Eva Latham, Miss Bella Lothian, Miss Ella Krausse, Miss Nellie Barraolough, Miss Josie Barra clougb, Miss Dora Vickeryand Miss Car rie Parker. Only white and lavender flowers are permitted. These are wrought into beautiful shapes. A guitar is made of heliotrope, a harp of white lilies, a star of violets and white Bonksia roses, a flag is there too, but the red had to be replaced with a shade of purple. The blue is of violets. The booth is a very artistic one. THE LEMONADE BOOTH. The Ladies Auxiliary of the V. M. C. A. who preside over cold soda below [stairs, dispense lemonade above. The 1 booth is composed of Miss Penny, Miss Worth, Miss Leachman, Miss Starkey, Miss Lynch, Miss Elsie Bosbyshell, Mies Pearley and Miss Healy. Lemons and limes decorate the booth which is most inviting in its appearance. And what with the big Ice Cream booth, near at band, so ably conducted by Mrs. Newton and her army of willing aides, the Tea Garden, the Lunch Room in the basement and tbe Soda Fountain, the inner man will be well cared for at the fair. THE WOMEN'S EXCHANGE. In tbe extreme corner of the gallery, to the right side, is the Women's Ex change, where much artistic needle work is on sale. It is in charge of: Mrs. F. C. Howes, Mrs. J. F. Ward, Miss Ida Lindley, Miss Fremont, Miss Bonebrake. FAREWELL SWEET FLOWERS. But the word comes that the Herald is already a flower show of itself and that the busy pencil of the reporter must cease its work. 80 with a few lines on last night's proceedings and to-day's programme he sings: Farewell, dear flowers, sweetly your time ye spent, Fit while ye lived for smell or ornament. And thus lie hies him home to bed and sleep, where Noiseless falls the foot of time. That only treads on flowers. The Eveulßg Exercises. Throughout the day there had been a continual procession of visitors passing in and out of the building, but when tbe hour arrived for the ovening exercises sight-seers came with a rush. Iv a very short space of time all of the seating ac FIVE CENTS. cammodations were taken and by 9 h clock the house was what might well be termed full. The crush on the ground floor was so great that it was almost impossible to move around with comfort, especially so any where near the stage, where soon f . th , e J loUr of 8 °'«l°ck the grand ean tanta, "The Flower Queen," was com menced It was under the direction of Professor Willhartitz, win was ably supported by the Y. M C • orchestra and the following caste r Mr.T. E. Kown.j'r dX?*„ • Mt«« Bertha E Bntler HeUofrope- . MrS Be " c r,i] T ••••Mi^-Cotreej i Mlsa Nellie Carter Cboru* ol all the Flower* rT^ The argument of the piece is as fol lows : "The Flowers meet in a secluded dell in the forest to choose their Queen. A person, discontented with the world, seeks, in the same place, retirement from/ its cares and disappointments. Tho Flowers tell of love and duty, and the Recluse—learning that to fill well the station allotted by Providence is to be happy—resolves to return to happiness and contentment among his fellow-crea tures." It proved to be a remarkably enter taining presentation and was well staged and supported. The performers were clad in appropriate costumes, and the whole thing was carried out in a manner that reflected great credit on all con nected with it. Divided into two parte, it contained some very sweet solos and duetß, the choruses also creating a very favorable impression on the audience. notes . The gross receipts are already on the high road to $3,000. A call is made for flowers from Dis tricts 13, 14, 15, 10 and 17 for Friday. On Saturday the children of the pub lic schools will be admitted for 10 cents each. The ladies of the Society would be glad to have a large number of Chinese lemons for the lemonade booth. A floral cottage was presented to the Festival yesterday by the Messrs. M. Oheeseborough, Tom Stanley, Clio Stanley, Geo. Morgan and J. Adams. The children of the Orphans' Home, on Yale street, are invited to the Festi val next Tuesday afternoon, and those of the Catholic Orphans' Home for Thurs day, the 25th. The generous 25-cent lunch served in the basement is in charge of the Stanton Relief Corp3, Mrs. Johnston, the present President, and Mrs. Fitch, past-Presi dent, being in charge. Thirty-five ladies of the corps are on duty in the building, most of them doing duty in the lunch room. The repast is served from H to 2 daily. The Earl of Chesterfield, accompanied by his friend, Mr. M. Newton Ogle, vis ited the Festival under the escort of Mr. Cowley, of the Hollenbeck, during the course of the afternoon. They were evi dently much impressed by the number of flowers and the originality of the de signs. They passed a good deal of time at the Sierra Madre booth, which gave them a pleasant reminder of their place of sojourn during the last few days. Mrs. L. Bowen, Mies Augusta Bowen and Miss Anna Bowen, three visitors from Philadelphia, changed their plan of traveling in order to be in Los An geles for the Festival. They have been faithful helpers at the Bulbous and Newspaper booths. They express great pleasure in the Exhibition, and are writing home glowing accounts of a land that produces such an abundance of choice flowers. THE VISITORS. Among the many visitors in the build ing during the course of tbe evening were noticed the following: Major Kim ball, U. 8. A., wife and daughter, Capt. Seamans, Mrs. Stevens, of New York, Mrs. Kane, Mr. Harry Kane, Colonel and Mrs. Dunkelberger, Dr. and Mrs. Small, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Bowring, Mr. P. H. Lemmert, wife and daughter, Captain Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Beau de Zart, Mr. Horace Banning, Mr. A. T. Harvey, Mr. Charles Christy, Mr. Guy Barham, Miss Noyes, Mrs. Ross, Mr. G. Har conrt, Mr. and Mrs. Fleishman, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Caswell, Mr. Will Cas veil, Mr. Charles Prager and wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Graves, Mr. Chas. X. Par sons, Mr. F. W. Thompson and wife, "Lord" Wilberforce, Miss Howell, Mr. Chas. Baker, Mr. George Olderhoff, District Attorney Faank Kelley, Mr. Cal. Hunter, Miss Georgie Bell, Mr. George Herrman, Mr. R. G. Brewer and wife Mr. Frank Walsh, Mr. J. P. delasCasas, Mr. and Mrs. Curran, Bignor Farini. Miss Culver, the Misses Mvers and Colonel Mackay. to-night's PROGRAMME. The programme arrranged for this evening is as follows: Concert by Seventh Regiment Band. A O Bartlett, Director: 1. Wedding March-"Loreley," ..tfemtetanohn. 2, Characteristic Ploce — " First Heart _ - Throbs," R. euenbrrr !' Selection—"Brminlne." E. 0. Ma/rtUm _i. March— 'Festtagsmorgen," C Prankt 5. Trio—-Two Little BiUTflnchos,"—(Pic colo, E and B flat Clarinet) Klina Messrs. Martin, Green and Beiy. b. March—-Beicbardt," Trenkler '■ M»/ch— "Flower Festival," IF. F MrCov Dedicated to the Lidiesof the Flower „ .„ , Festival. 8. Waltz-"Ells," Ciryaro lie Cardoza 9. Descriptive Fantasia—"A Bleleh-rlde , „ ? - Tn '» Xichaell. 10. Dlvertisement lor two Cornets—"Kin dred Souls," PUenherg 11. March—"Fur's Vaterlaud," C Prank* 12. Promenade—"Home, Sweet Home," .Jnngl Disturbed ibr i liurrli. There was a row at the University Methodist Church last Sunday night. Three joung men who took seats in the back part of the auditorium interrupted the meeting by cat-calls and ribald laughter. The elders were angry, and, taking the names of the miscreants, had them arrested and charged with dis turbing a public meeting. Yesterday they were tried before Justice Sexton. Dr. Sinsabaugh, several deputy constables and others who were present testified to the misdemeanors committed by the young men and no evidence was offered for their defense save that of three or four persons who declared that they had not been disturbed. The court announced that it would take fifteen minutes to think it over and went into a side room with the minister of the church. The latter probably assured him that the boys had promised to reform and not do it again, for they were discharged.