The Knights of Momus
When it became known toward the end of the year 1872 that another organization was in process of being formed, and that the night of December 31st would witness its first appearance, the curiosity which has always attended such aftairs was at once aroused.
In a community where the spectacular appetite is so strong, and yet so eipcurean, and where such gorgeous and elaborate etforts have already been successfully made, it was certainly no slight undertaking in the Knights of Momus to enter the arena, and promise an event worthy of addition to the memories of past pageants, and of comparison with those which are to follow.
Yet all this was contidently promised, and, as a consequence. New Orleans turned out in force, and the known route of the procession was, at an early hour, lined with expectant crowds.