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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 198.
"The curtain falls and from the scene Tlie actors pass. Tlie mimic Queen Lays down her diadem; The lights grow dim and night serene Reigns o'er the city where erst was seen Uny pageants pass in glittering sheen; The jester's silent. In the wing The curtain falls." "I seem to be tired a little, that's all, and long for rest."—Tennyson. The play is over and La Relna de Ia Fiesta has left her southern dominion for an absence of twelve months. Her beauty, her sweetness of man ner, and her. gracious consideration won for her the admiration and love of her subjects. So gentle was she in her sway that the weight of royal cares told somewhat upon her. Like she of whom she was a prototype she can now says "I feel No greatness, save lt be some far off touch Of greatness to know well I am not great." With her court, her gracious majesty has gone away for a time, but not be fore presiding with charming dignity and grace at El dla de las Flores. A thousand gardens were rifled of their lovely treasures yesterday to do honor to the occasion. For an hour there pass ed in front of the royal pavilion a caval cade that was a goregous kaleidescope of magnificent coloring. While all kinds of flowers were lavish ly used in the decoration of the various vehicles, the rose—both white and red— entered mainly into all the decorative effects. Rather oddly the device of the fleur-de-lis was strikingly used. One's thoughts immediately reverted to the origin of the device, and the sweet and romantic history that attaches to cer tain flowers. In the tenth century. Blanche de Cas tllle's love for her son prompted her to select from a bed of flowers, which em bellished the sunny pasture of her castle a white lily, and with her loving hand she placed lt on her son's heart with these remarkable words: "My son, keep your heart as pure as this flower." The royal families of France have ever since kept and cherished the fleur-de-lis as the most estimable treasure that Blanche bequeathed them through her son. It is a somewhat remarkablefact that flowers have been almost universally regarded as beneficent. While animals have frequently been regarded as dia bolical flowers have seldom been ac credited with malign influence. Their connection with religion has ever been an intimate one. and their beautifying use in all the important ceremonies of life has endeared them to every one, so that their mission has always been a softening and humanizing one. Many of the humblest flowers and most neglected weeds have been regard ed as sacred at one time or another. Around the rose, however, the most romance clings. Several legends ac count for its origin, some of which are beautiful in conception. Sir John Man deville relates such a one. A certain Jewish maiden. Zillah, rejected the ad vances of a lover, Hammai, a degraded and cruel man. In revenge he ac cused her of offenses for which she was condemned to be burned at the stake When brought to the spot the flames did no harm to the maiden, but con sumed the false lover. "And the fyro began to burne about hire, she made hire prayers to oure Lorde. and anon wrs the fyre quenched and oute, and brandes that were brennynge beeomer. white roses, and theise werein the first roses that ever any man saughe." Then, too, the Hindoos have a pretty Idea regarding the rose embodied in the fnyth concerning Vishnu, one of the trinity of "bright Aryan gods," to the •tt*et that he discovered hia wife, Psv CARNIVAL godt-Slva, In the heart of a rose. The Persian Ghebers say that when Nimrod commanded and their infant Abraham was cast Into tire, the glowing bed of fire was turned instantly into a bed of roses "whereon the child sweetly slumbered." The Greeks gave the rose a lover In the person of Zephr, the son of the dawn, who discovered the rose in bud and caressed it when it unclosed to his woo ing. The Persians make lovemates of the nightingale and the rose—the bulbul and the girl. Students of English history will re member how the rose was drenched in blood. For thirty weary years its name was the signal for deeds of violence and devastation. Perhaps never more bit ter a contest than the "war of the roses," never greater joy than when in the mar riage of Henry of Lancaster and Eliz abeth of York there was celebrated the union of the white rose with the red, and with tho union peace. As the hot sunbeams staled the fresh ness of the flowers new memories stirred, for withered roses have a his tory of their own. They have been tho talisman by which some knightly lover has been Incited to deeds of valor and personal heroism. A touching story Is told of Puritan times which has all the sadness of truth. A noble duke loved the daughter cf another nobleman In "merrie Eng land" and sought her hand. But the young girl had given her love to one Isaac Johnstone, and came with her outlawed lover to the New England shore, where unaccustomed hardships brought speedy death. The duke never ' married, but at his death, years after, there was found next his heart a case containing a withered rose, given him by the one woman he had loved. Incidents of love, of passion, of knightly heroism, of sadness and death might be multiplied about the flower that is commonest in our sunny south land. Here we fain %vould believe that lt is the emblem of beauty. Whatsoe'er of beauty Yearns and yet reposes, Blush and bloom and sweet breath. Took a shape in roses. Tradition links many pretty and sug- A DREAM OF BEAUTY gestlve legends with other of our flow ers, but it remains for the Inspired poet, to properly Immortalize the eschscholt zia—the flower of the Golden State. EL DIA DE LAS FLORES A Monster Outpouring of Flora's Gifts to Honor the Infant Queen Many Equipages That Appeared as a Dream ol Beauty and All Laden With Bril liantly Attired Lailea Before 2 oclock the tribunes were black with people. The gay pennants streaming in the gentle breeze, and the bright coloring of the royal pavilion lit up the scene. As the hour was marked on the dial plate of time a fanfare of trumpets announced the arrivel of the queen and court. An ovation was ac corded her as she drove between the. tribunes under escort of the company of lancers. Prime Minister Gibbon as sisted her majesty to alight and re mained by her side during the entire af ternoon's ceremonies. ▲ few Momenta after the arrival of THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. SUNDAY MORNING. APRIL 26, 1896.—T WE NT Y-FOTJR PAGES. royal party another blast of the v umpets, and the rising murmur of the assembled multitude Indicated that the youthful floral queen, with her retinue, was at hand. In another moment the cavalcade had turned the bend and ap proached the pavilion. First came a company of the national guard and then a detachment of the queen's lancers. Six boys mounted on pontes, the two first on tiny Shetlands, acted as outriders. The trappings of the ponies were violet trimmed with wisteria. They were dressed in cos tumes of lavender and white, and car lied a rope attached to the royal vehi cle made of white roses. The carriage represented an oriental canopy, and glit tered and sparkled as If made of gold. In a chair of state reclined the tiniest and most delightful little queen imagin able. Not quite fi years old, Elizabeth Marl Wood looked like a veritable little flower herself., Surrounding her were her maids of honor, and at each corner of the state carriage, half shadowed by silver fountains playing, were four lit tle maids. All were clothed in white and appeared a delightful vision of in fantile innocence and beauty. Having been presented to our royal sovereign, tho floral queen was en throned in the lower approach to the pa.vllion, her maids being seated around her as follows: Misses Florence Perry Wood, Rowena Hale, Kate Nuys, Ada Smith, Hope McMasters, Glen Edwards, Fannie Carpenter, Viola Grace Hamil ton, Clara Smith, Ada Louise Teaford, Burnett, Cecelia Kays, Dorothy French, Amy Marl Norton, Ada Hassen, Mar garet Millard, Cramer. Miss Katharine Johnson was to have acted as one of the maids, but as she Is only 2 years of age, at the last moment lt was determined that she should not be present. Then followed a pretty bit of ceremon ial most prettily and gracefully per formed. Her gracious majesty was handed down from the royal dais by Prime Minister Gibbon, and, taking from his hand a wreath of eschscholt z!a, she placed lt on the head of her tiny little duplicate and crowned her thu queen of the llowers. Loud acclamations rent the air as the gracious act was performed, and her majesty resumed her seat on the royal dais. BEFORE THE ROYAL PAVILION The Calais de la Pleats at Sir John Francis ■ Striking- Feature The floral march was a triumphal one, and from first to last was a scene of ex quisite beauty worth crossing the con tinent to see. First led as grand mar shal, Maj. Madison T. Owens, with his aides, Maj. J. W. A. Off, Maj. I/. A. Last, Capt. A. O. Welch, Lteuts. G. E. Law rence, M. M. Ogden, Will R. Teale, A. M. Austin, W. P. James and R. Mankow ski. Following came the Star Drum corps, with their instruments fraily decorated with flowers. The Jonathan club came next and made a fine showing In their cool-looking uniform, and headed by the colored Mascot, who wore a long Japanese coat having large puff sleeves and carrying a monster bouquet. As the club swept by they deluged the tri bunes with a shower of "confetti," which shone and glistened in the sun. Further distinction for Sir John. A guard from one of the local com panies followed, carrying the national Hag, and then came the carriage of Sir John Francis. Sir John and Lady Fran cis occupied the landau, which was su perbly decorated. "Tommy" O'Campo, the most noted driver in Southern Cali fornia, was on the box seat and wore a cape of crimson geraniums and a som brero with a yellow band. The harness was yellow and Sir John wore a hand some yellow costume, the coat having crimson frogs, and a straw hat with crimson band. Lady Francis wore a but ter-yellow brocade silk and a yellow lace belt. Red roses decorated her gown and she carried a red flower-like para sol. Long yellow gloves and ren stream ers completed her costume. This mass of gorgeous color was made effective by the exterior of the landau being completely covered with dark red car nations. As Sir John leaned forward to acknowledge the cheers that greeted him, and the insignia of his new dignity glittered in the sunlight, he looked tho "knightly knight" who won his sover eign's favor. A company of lancers were next In line, and then came the Parks float, lt was a magnificently constructed vehi cle, and represented a four-arched pa goda, all done in wild and cultivated flowers. Outlined in bold lettering of scarlet geraniums, on the side, was the word "Parks," and inside the floral structure were lilies and a variety of rare flowers nodding gracefully in the breeze. Later It was awarded by the judges the first-class prize, and lt was thoroughly well deserved. The Pasadena float, that had ap peared iv previous parades, passed on, and then came the exhibit of the Los Angeles Business college. An argosy carrying a crew of five Argonauts, and with the rigging outlined and the gun wale covered with white roses. FOR A LOST CAUSE A Fine Showing Made by Residents ol Pasa dena The second devislon was a most at tractive one, and was led by Ed. Steams as marshal, with the following aides: W. H. Prittie, H. S. Morse, H. R. Hersel, C. C. Brown, and M. L. Wood. The horses of these gentlemen were all heavily draped with flowers. The Tuesday Evening club of Pasa dena carried out a Napoleonic idea in a most charming manner, and with a pleasing refinement of taate. A tally-ho, drawn Try six horses, had heliotrope as the predominating color. The trappings of the horses were of that shade, and the flowering, which covered the entire vehicle, also was of similar color, done mostly in sweet peas. Be hind the carriage was a large shield of white roses, bearing the initial "L 1.," surrounded by four fieur-de-lis worked in lavender flowers. The following gentlemen, covered In Napoleonic costumes of white duck, slashed with heliotrope, anil violet wreaths around their horses' necks, acted as escort: It. R. Allen, W. Li. Hanson, C. Brainard and L. Lawson. The ladies who occupied seats in the old-fashioned coach were the Misses Hanen, Florence Trull, McLaren, Busli nell, Chamberlain. Blanche Wethevett, Julia Stose, Harriet Stevenson, Stout enburgh, Anna Hitchcock, M. Crilly and F. R, Harris. E. Raymond Howard, clothed In a Herald's costume, carried in his hand the orthodox trumpet, and added com pleteness to a most striking turnout. The Columbia Hill Tennis club had its tally-ho covered with white and pink roses, the wheels and the trappings of the four horses being picked out with the same colors. The following party of ladles, dressed in white with parasols trimmed with pink silk, looked very at tractive: Miss Dodworth, Miss Meharry, Miss M. Hall, Miss McCllntock. Miss Val lesse, Miss Randall, Miss Eldred, Miss Conger, Miss Storey, Miss Ruth Gard ner, Miss Catherine Gardner. The following gentlemen acted as rid ers, maintaining in their costume, the general and one color: Arthur Dod worth, John Daggett, J. Eldred and Roy Conger. A six-horse coach from the Painter hotel at Pasadena was decorated, pro fusely with marguerites and auracarla, and contained the following party: Mrs. G. M. Foote, Mrs. W. F. Matthe son, Miss Seamans, Miss Mabel Sea mans, Miss C. B. Templeton and Miss Lucinda Lick. A. G. Badger drove the coach, E. J. Cnrd was bugler, and tlie following were outriders: F. W. Mattheson, C. W. Painter, H. Cloud and C. Toms. COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS. A slx-in-hand filled with young la dles, costumed In white, with white par asols and yellow ribbons fluttering from them, represented the commercial course of the Los Angeles high school. The coach was decorated with masses of yellow roses, and there were two outriders attired In continental suits of green satin. White pampas plumes dec orated the horses' heads. The names of the party were as fol lows: Professor Wilson Carlson, the Misses O'Connor, Beatrice Russell, Brottghton, Hedges. Bouer. Jillsnn. Can field, Cohen, Wolfe, Freels, Dormat. Patrossa, Clements, Harvey, Ousset mell, Bussell, Willie. Footmen—Messrs. M. Conlee, H. Morgan. The State Normal school covered it self with glory and deservedly carried a prize. It was estimated by those who had charge of the decoration of the coach that 100.000 marguerites were used in decorating the outriders, harness and the coach itself. Thirteen young ladies, two from each class and one elected by the school at large, added l very materially to the beauty ot the I turnout. Little Miss Hazel Bryson rep ' resented the training school. The sfx I outriders, mounted on black horses, represented the young men of the school I and all wore the Maltese cross cap, the I distinguishing mark of the Normal . schools. Fifty friends and students iof the school devoted an entire day's ! work on the decorations, the designer i being Miss Emma J. Breck. one of the j teachers. A banner, carried beside the , United States Hag. bore the suggestive | legend: The Coming Race Belongs to the | Teachers. The six- horse coach of the Pasadena High school was decorated profusely With ferns and ivy, relieved with wild mustard and marguerites. The follow ing young ladles, gowned In white, oc cupied seats: Misses Lopez, Coe, John stone, Stanley, Doty, Mott, Pierce, Wood, Canfleld, Lewis, Smith, Jones, Lloyd, Nash, Moore and Stein. THK OLD, OLD STORY The Throop inistitute took as the theme for decorative effect the old story of Faust and Marguerite, The six-horse tallyho was decorated with the little tlower hearing the 111-fated maiden's name and the foil,,wing ladies were cos tumed tit correspond: The Misses Mellnes, Hamilton. Tttttle, Jane Tttttle. Sterret, Morrison, M. Mor rison, Redder, Lamb, Holbrook, Mem ner and Keyse. The following six outriders wore white costumes embroidered with gold: J. Knight. Tom Melines, F. K. Alexan der, Jesse Vote and Will Fowler. S. Groesbeck was costumed as Mephtsto and Porter Lamb as Faust. The High school summer class of '99 was represented by a four-horse float representing a tower In the Alhambra. There were In.ooo white and red roses used In the decoration of the float, which was bordered with calla lilies! with lower draperies of green foliage. The following young ladles wore pictur esque Moorislt costumes: Misses Julia Whitman. May Putnam, May Zobelein, Myrtle Barr. THE REWARDS OF MERIT Tbe Committees of Judges Face a Dif. ficult Task The Many Prize Winners Proudly Carry Their Banners Before Her Majesty, the Queen, and Her Court Tho difficulties attending the classi fication and Judging of the numerous exhibits were very great. Ben C. Tru man was chairman of the floral com mittee, made up as follows: P. W. King H. W. O'Melveny. Granville MacGowan and Frank S. Hicks. There were twelve judges appointed hy the floral committee, four being from Los Angeles and eight non-resi dents. The following instructions were given to them: To avoid any shadow of partiality tn the distribution of premiums, the com mittee has determined that the awards shall be made by the two non-residents of each board of Judges, provided they can agree. Should the two non?resl dents be unable to agree between them aelvea as to relative merits of the deco rations In said classes, then, and in that case, the chairman shall cast his vote in favor of the one or the other of the parties preferred by his associates. The judges were divided into four groups of three each, the following l,roup consisting of H. W. Latham of i.os Angeles, chairman; Count Jarong Yon Schmidt of Tustin. G. L. Waring of Arlington Place, Riverside county, judged the following classes: Class A, floral float; class B. coach, brake or drag, six-in-hand; class C. coach, brake or drag, four-in-hand; class N, women on horseback; class L, girls on horseback. The following group consisting of J. C. Harvey of Los Angeles, chairman, N. R. Cottman of Chino, George F. Granger of Pasadena, Judged the fol lowing classes: Class D, traps, one or two horses; class E, carriage or surrey, two horses; class F, farm or spring wagon, two or more horses: class Q, buggy or phaeton, two horses; class O, pony, miniature or children's vehicles. The following group consisting of John G. Mossin of Los Angeles, chair man; Charles F. Holder of Pasadena ; Seymour Locke of Pasadena, judged the following: Class H, carriage, buggy or phaeton, one horse: class I, tandem, two horses; class J, village or dog cart, one horse; class Q, road cart or pneumatic sulky; class S, hest mounted and decorated cy clists. Tho following group, consisting of Rowland Chadwlck, of Los Angeles, chairman, Dr. Beverly MacMonaglo of San Francisco, Mr. Allayne Jones of New Orleans, judged the following classes: Class P. cavalcade, not less than ten persons in Spanish costumes: class K. equestrians; class M. boys on horseback; class H, best group, not less than twenty mounted and decorated cy- EMBOWERED IN ROSES cllsts; class T, tandem, triplet, quad ruplet bicycles. The Judges faced their onerous task with a will and arrived at what will gen erally be conceded to be a fair and Just determination. LIST OF AWARDS Class A, floral float—First prize, $180 and a red banner, Pasadena board ot trade: second prize, $60 and a green banner, Los Angeles Business college; third prize, $25 and a yellow banner, Los Angeles park commissioners. Class B, coach, brake or drag, slx-ln hand—First prize, $75 and a red banner, M. D. Painter, Pasadena; second prize, $50 and a green banner, Columbia Hill Tennis club; third prize. $20 and a yel low banner, Tuesday Evening club. Clas3 C, coach, brake or drag, four-in hand—First prize, $t>o and a red banner, Mrs. Robert Hamilton, Los Angeles; second prize, $40 and a green banner, state normal school, Los Angeles; third prize, $15 and a yellow banner, Los An geles high school, per Charles Seyler. Class D, traps, one or two horses — First prize, $40 and a red banner, John Bradbury, Los Angeles: senond prize. $20 and a green banner. Mrs. W. A. Bon ynge, Los Angeles; third prize, yellow banner, the Misses Marley, Los Ange les; honorable mention, Thomas B. Clark, Los Angeles. Class E, carriage or surrey, two horses —First prize, $50 and a red banner, none; second prize, $30 and a green ban ner, H. E. Wood. Los Angeles; third prize. $15 and a yellow banner, none; fourth prize, $10, none. Note—Victorias, broughams, landaus, wagonettes and similar vehicles will come within the above class. Class F, farm or spring wagon, two or more horses—First prize, $15 and a red banner; second prize, $10 and a green banner: third prize, yellow banner; no entries. Class O, buggy or phaeton, two horses —First prize, $40 and a red banner, Miss D. Bell; second prize, $20 and a green li iiiner. none; third prize, $10 and a yellow banner, none. Class H, carriage, buggy or phaeton, one horse —First prize, $35 and a red banner, A. M. Kdelman; second prize. $20 and a green banner, Miss H. Stern; third prize, $10 nnd a yellow banner, Jessie Hartwell. Class T, tandem, two horses—First prize. $30 and a red banner, Horace Dobbins; second prize, $15 and a green banner, none: third prize, yellow ban ner, Winnie Bleecher. Class J, village or dog cart, one horse —First prize, $25 and a red banner, Miss M. P. C. Moore; second prize, $10 and a green banner, none; third prize, yellow banner, none. Class X, equestrian—First prize, $15 and a red banner, J. Grant Lyman, Pap. adena; second prize, $10 and a green l anner, F. J. T. Huteson, Pasadena; third prize, yellow banner, E. H. Knep per. Class L, girl on pony or burro—First prize, $10 and a red banner, Grace Fin ley; second prize, $5 and a green ban none; third prize, yellow banner, none. Class M, boy on horse, pony or burro — First prize, $10 and a red banner, Gar land Peck: second prize, $5 and a green banner. Chester Montgomery: third prize, yellow banner, Walter Moore, jr. Class N, woman on horseback—First prize. $15 and a red banner, Miss Lila Dalrymple; second prize. $10and agreen banner, Jennie Hooper; third prize, yel low banner, Lizzie McMillan. Class O, pony, miniature or children's j vehicles (driven by child)— First prize, $ir> and a red banner. Florence Wood head; second prize, $10 and a green ban ner, Mac Wellington; third prize, yel low banner, Donald Francis: honorable mention, D. A. Gillespie. Hugh Dixon and O. Tuttln. Class P, for the best cavalcade (not less than ten persons, in Spanish cos tumes and floral decorations)— First prize, $40 and a red banner; second prize, $20 and a green banner. No en- j tries. Class Q.road cart or pneumatic sulky— I First prize. $10 and a red banner, none; I second prize, $5 and a green banner, ! Geo. Knox; third prize, yellow banner, j none. Class R, For the best group (not less i than twenty) mounted and decorated : cyclists—First prize, $50 and a red ban - her, East Side Cycling club: second j prize, $25 and a green banner, Stevens & Hickok. Class S, for best mounted and decorat ed cyclist in any group in class R—First prize, $15 and a red banner, Arthur F. Gordon, Los Angeles; second prize, $10 and a green banner, Clarence B. Strnhm, Los Angeles; third prize, yellow banner, Joe Bernard, Los Angeles. Class T, tandem triplet, quad, etc.— First prize, $20 and a red banner. Louis Breer, Los Angeles; second prize, SlO and a green banner. M. Miller, Los An geles; third prize, yellow banner, W. J. Reeves, Los Angeles. ClaSB U, marshals—First prize, $15 and a red banner, John Johnston, Los Ange les; second prize, $10 and a green ban ner, Edmund Stern, Los Angeles; third prize, yellow banner, Johnson Jones, Los Angeles. Class V, aides—First prize, $10 and a red banner. W. D. Morse of Pasadena; second prize, $5 and a green banner, Louis Browne, Los Angeles; third prize, yellow banner, J. C. Cline, LosAngele.). THE ROYAL FAVOR Extended to Sir J. P. Francis, C. D. Wil lard, Esq., andCapt. Thompson Dlplomu of Honor Awarded for Loyal Serv ice to tho Crown During the Period of tho Revolt A pretty feature of La Fiesta was the presentation yesterday afternoon at the tribunes of diplomas by her majesty, the queen, to Sir John F. Francis, presi dent, and C. I>. Willard, secretary, of the executive committee. The affair originated with Fred L. Alles, chair man of the publicity committee, and the details were carried out under his direc tion. When the queen and court ladies had left the throne and advanced to their carriages the procession was halted at. the foot of the grand stand, where the committee of thirty was as sembled, to say adios formally to her majesty. Prime Minister T. E. Gibbon advanced and said: Be It known to all men that unto John F. Francis, president of La Fiesta, our i thanks and compliments are due and are cordially given for most faithful and valiant service In our behalf durintr | our reign in the year 189 S. PRICE FIVE CENTS t In testimony whereof witness ouf > royal signature. MILDRED H. LEWIS, The Queen, £ ; Most cordially indorsed by T. E. GIBBON. Prime Minister. , For the many courtesies and kind* nesses to myself and my subject* if pleases me greatly to sign myself ELIZABETH MARIE WOOD. The Floral Queen. And for wise direction, safe counsel! and efficient guidance in the manage ment of La Fiesta of 1896, we. the ex ecutive officers and advisory beard hereto add our signatures as a token of the respect and esteem In which we hold him. The above is also signed by R. W. Prldham. first vice-president; Ferd K. Rule, second vice-president; C. S. Wal ton, third vice-president; C. D. Wlllard, secretary; H. Jevne, treasurer; Fred L. Alles, E. F. C. Klokke. John J. Byrne, Robert H. Howell. H. P. Anderson, W. 1 c. Bluett. H. J. Woollacott, Ad PetflcH. A. Jacoby. A. H. Flxen, J. S. Salkey, Gregory Perkins, jr., J. V. Wachtel, H. •I. FleishniHii, M. H. Newmark, F. W. Wood, J. O. Koepfll. W. J. Barrett, C. F. A. Last. John M. Crawley, W. B. Wil shire, George H. Bonebrake/A G. Bll licke, w. C. Patterson. The parchment presented to Secretary Willard is inscribed: We extend cordial greeting and our good wishes to Charles Dwlght Willard, secretary nf La Fiesta, and bestow up on him our thanks for zealous service rendered to us and to our people during the year of our reign, eighteen hundred 1 and ninety-six. Witness our royal signature..' MILDRED 11. LKWIS. The Queen. Indorsed with much pleasure by T. E. GIBBON. Prime Minister. That his pathway may be strewn wit* roses is the wish of ELIZA BKTH MARIE WOOD. The Floral Queen. To his unfailing kindness, to his never-ending patience and to his per sistent pluck and perseverance, the Fiesta of 1806 owes very much of its suo cess, and the executive officers and ad visory board express their esteem and respect for him by attaching their sig natures hereto. Signed: John F. Francis, president; R. W. : Pridham. first vice-president: Ferd X, ! Rule, second vice-president; C S. Wal ton, third vice-president; H. Jevne, treasurer; Fred L. Alles. E. F. C. Klokke. John J. Byrne. Robert H. How ell. H. P. Anderson, W. C. Bluett, A. J. Woollacott. Ad Petsch. A. Jacoby. A. H. Flxen, J. S. Salkey, Gregory Perkins, jr., J. V. Wachtel. H. J. Fleishman, M. H. Newmark, F. W. Wood. J. O. Koepfll, W. J. Barrett, C. F. A. Last. John M. Crawley. W. B. Wilshire, George H. Bonebrake, A. C. BlTTieke, W. C. Patter son. At the conclusion of these presenta tions the prime minister called Capt. Thompson of the queen's lancers to the grand stand, and, in the name of the queen, commissioned him and his troop as the Queen's Fiesta lancers, to serve perpetually, and attend upon her on all her visits to this, her favorite capital city. The troop of handsomely uni formed lancers has attended the queen during the week as a royal escort, and have added a great deal to the beauty and interest which has centered about the royal court. "Sir John Francis and Mr. WlHard: I am commanded by her gracious ma jesty, the queen, to say to you in her name that she has been moßt highly pleased at the evidences of your de | votion to herself and to her people, whle J.ha\ c met her at every turn dur ing»this visit to her capital olty. The loyal services of yourself. Sir John, as president, and of you. Mr. Willard, aa selfetary of the executive committee, which has labored so Intelligently and so successfully to promote the pleas ure of her majesty and her people, during the season of festivity which ia