King and Queen Chosen for Coney's Mardi Gras JOHN BUNNY LILLIAN WALKER Aug 27, 1913
KING AND QUEEN CHOSEN FOR CONEY'S MARDI GRAS King John Bunny. Queen Lillian Walker. T a meeting of tha business men of Coney Island, held yester day, under the auspices of the Mardl Gras Association, the king was chosen lor tne coming Mardl Mras, which will be held during tha week beginning Monday, September 8. Heretofore the king was chosen by popular popular ballot. This year thote lu charge of tbe carnival decided thai they would bold an elec;ion by the business Interests Interests of the Island. The choice for king was John Bunny, the well-known well-known well-known "movies comedian whose face and antics have become familiar In every civilized country. King John immediately chose as his queen Miss Lillian Walker of 1880 East Thirteeueh street, Brooklyn. King John also Issued the following Roval Edict: To whem It may concern: In honor of the arrival of His Most Gracious Majesty Majesty King John. Ruler of the Isle of Mirth, duly elected to his high office and In appreciation of the true and unswerving unswerving allegiance so signally manifested by his loving suojectB of Corey isle.rd. a street pageant Is ordered to be held for one week. And 'low. enjoining strict cbedlence on the part of all his submissive submissive and belwed subjects, His Majesty's unswerving determination Is announced that his brief reign shall leave oily smiles and pleasant memories behind. And bo, In the fullness of a royal trut and confidence, the Interest of His Most Gracious Majesty'; realm and the honor end glory of his house are Intrusted to their loyal keeping. God save the king! Done at the Carnival Palace, and with the royal seal thereunto attached thin 26th day of Ail-jus:, Ail-jus:, Ail-jus:, in the year of our Lord nineteen Ivn-lrei Ivn-lrei Ivn-lrei mid thlrteeii. Oy th king him:..f. KING JOHN. I Attest: Wacke, Earl, Marshal of the Kingdom. President James A. Nelson promises that there will be no lack of music, light and color. After the coronation core-monies core-monies core-monies the first parade will take place. Then the executive committee of the Coney Island Mardl Gras Association, accompanied accompanied by the grand marshal and his aides, will escort the king and queen back to the large dance hall In Luna, where they will lead the grand march of the officlnl ball. In all save the small details the carnival carnival Is ready and It will be by far the most elaborate one ever held at Coney. 1.