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LA GRANDE EVENING OBSERVER. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1911.
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tlhor uiile of the thrones, the king's
bodyguard of bluecoated gunners of
the Royal Marine artillery stood stif
fly at attention, while the Seaforth
Highlanders; In scarlet tunics and
H'fs, and the green-coated rifles form-
cd a guard of honor around the flag
staff on which the royal standard was
hoisted later. f.
Twenty-four stalwart trumpeters.
Mazing In crimson and gold, advanced
to.lhe feet of the dais, and sounded a
fanfare on their silver trumpets. Then
Brigadier General Dayton, appointed
"Delhi herald of arms extraordinary"
for Mie occasion, stepped forward In
t nit lilf frlrtrv r.t liarnMI. tahnri? an.l
trappings, and amid dead silence lead
the king's imperial proclamation . At
tie conclusion of his task he swung
his plumed hat In the air and rolled
for cheers for the king-emperor, nd
I, while the troops came to the royal sa
lute, the "Hons and leopards of Eng
land" the royal standard was un-iu-led
and the artillery fired a salute
of 101 guns. ' ,
I ho lllumlnj Inn a fireworks fp.1-i,,n.
and junketing on an enormous scaio.
A'l public buildings display a phture
of the klng-emperor, and a blj bid
for popularity has been made in the
way of free meals to the poor and
presents for the children Military
reviews weru held and salutes were
every garrison town in Iu-;pcs
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The king then read a short speech
which was promptly .translated into
Hindustani by an alert Interpreter and
after another fanfare the native rul
ers advanced to render their homage.
The Nizam of Hyderabad, as premier
prince and ruler of the premier Mo
hammedan power of India, advanced
first to take the oath of allegiance,
and then in succession came the rulers
of the great feudatory states of Kar
oda, .Mysore, Kashmir, Patiala, Jaipur.
Travancore, Benares and many more.
The Gaekwar of Barodawas the cen
ter of attention in the first group, and
European beholders gasped with
amazement at the amount of jewels
he wore. Reliable estimates ,f the
value of the gems sported by thin pow
erful Mahratta chieftain place the 3g-
I ure at one million dollars. The o'h
ers wore huge fortunes on their per
eons, In the way of coronets, Jeweled
collars, sword belts, etc.
One women did homage to the Brit
Irh monarch the Begum of Bhopal,
who ware the emblem of soverelgutv
over her purdah veil. Pathans, Sikhs
Shans from far distant Burmah, E.ilu-
chls, Mohammedans, Buddhists, and
Pa-s:s. worshippers of Vishnu, Kali
and Krishna, followed each othar past
the throne In their order until the
full total of 150 rulers had been raae.h
od Then, after more fanfares, the
king and queen made their way to the
raised platform within view o the
vatt throng assembled lu the outer
amphitheatre. Hero the royal nrocln
ma' ion was read again and tha rcyal
'couple stood forward to receUd the
cheers of their native subjects. Anna
more booming of artillery, the preces
sion lintk to the camp was formed and
lh3 groat Durbar was over. Tonight
there will be a state banquet and re.
ception of tin. chief native ruler.
Simultaneously with the readlu of
the proclamation at Delhi, coplej wre
road In every town and village of In
dia. , The D'irbar Is being observe 1 a
ua public holiday, and tonight there will
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