From The Nova Scotia P.S. Speller, 1917:
The festivities of the capital were noteworthy. The principal buildings were gorgeous with banners. At night superb fireworks made the scene brilliant. Sparkling fountains of light formed brilliant cascades. A feathery fire of crimson and yellow shook out millions of watery rubies and emeralds.
Lost boys and found boys, lost and found children, the hidden amid the public -- all of these haunt my mind these days.