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The herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, April 26, 1896, Image 1

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"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
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
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-
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.
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
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
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
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.
A Fine Showing Made by Residents ol Pasa
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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.).
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.
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
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
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
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
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

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