Judge R.W. Nicholls
RANDOM SPECIALS. CJra-ij CJra-ij CJra-ij r.ortj;-, r.ortj;-, r.ortj;-, knlghta of PjrttiUe. Special to The Ar'tana' 'JvsitK Helena, May 18. The Grand Lodgo, Knights of Pythias, will begin lis annual session in this otty tomor . row morning at 9 o'clock. Several delegations of Knights arrived this noon, and tha remainder will arrive tomorrow. In honor of the convention all Helena has been profusely doc- doc- orated. Business houses have vied with other in tbe variety of unique des'gnst buntings ana flaps and banners, whereon are tbe smybols of the order, float from house tops and across the streets and from the fronts of private residences. Helena has on her holiday attire, and Sir Knights from near a hundreds 'lodges scat tared throughout Arkansas are real Izing a genuine Southern welcome tonight. At tbe Grand Opera Hone Judge R. W. Nicholls will deliver an ad dress of welcome, and Miss Rosa Fink will read a poem from the pen of Mrs. Georgia C. Trask, of this oity. Tbe response on the part of the visiting Knights will ba made by Grand Chancellor W. II. Halliburton, of Little Rook. At 9 o'clock tomorrow the first session of tbo convention will be held.. Tomorrow night a ball, the rsost elaborate ever tendered in this oity, will be given to the visitors. On Wednesday morning a compel! tive drill for prizes aggregating $800 will take place at the fair grounds. This promises to ba very exciting.