That the approaching festival, Mardi Gras, February 17, 1874, still by far surpass any of its predecessors, there can be no doubt. The most extensive preparations have been made for the reception and honorable entertainment of his Majesty, and his guest, the Shah of Persia, who will accompany him on his visit to his chosen capital. We quote here edict XVI. and the replies thereto, and we have no doubt that with the arrival of the King, and the free matinees, Monday will be a glorious day.
To all to whom these Presents Shall Come - Greetings: Know ye, That, inasmuch as His Most Puissant Majesty intends rendering the day of his triumphal entry into this, his capital, memorable in history, and inasmuch as it is the royal pleasure that certain extraordinary rights and privileges be granted, upon said day, to his loving and trusty subjects in reward for the unswerving allegiance they have so signally manifested to his Majesty's House and Person, it is hereby ordered and decreed: