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VISITORS ENJOY LOS ANGELES
BEING ROYALLY ENTERTAINED
At Opening Meeting of Delegates
Byron Erkenbrecher Urges a
Hospitality on the part of Angelenos
Rnd enthusiasm as a characteristic of
the visiting delegates were prominent
features of the opening session of the
California State Realty convention,
which opened in Los Angeles yester
Over 100 delegates from all the large
cities of the state, with the exception
of San Francisco, arrived In' Los An
geles yesterday and half again that
number are expected to be here today.
Convention headquarters are at room
7U2 of the Merchants' Trust building
and the sessions are being held In the
assembly room of the chamber of com
Pleasure preceded business yesterday.
The visitors were given a taliy-ho ride
about the city in the morning and the
opening session was called to order at
1 o'clock in the afternoon at the cham
ber of commerce, with the election of
Byron Erkenbrecher as temporary
chairman • and Robert Baird tempor
The session closed at 4:30 o'clock, af
ter which the delegates were escorted
to the Jonathan club, where many spent
the time until the further social enter
tainments of the evening were an
As the guests of the Los Angeles
Realty board, the visitors in parties,
which the entertainers were pleased to
yall "personally conducted," spent the
Evening as they chose In listening to
the great violinist Tsaye at Simpson
auditorium, seeing "The Girl and the
Judge" at the Belaaco, or the vaude
ville program offered by the Orpheum.
This morning the real work of the
convention will be taken up with the
hearing of reports from the committees
on permanent organization and resolu
tions, and a general discussion on the
formation of a state organization, to
gether with addresses by D. C. Collier,
jr., of San Diego and Herbert Burdett
of Los Angeles.
In the afternoon the visitors will be
taken on a trolley excursion to Holly
wood, Santa Monica, Ocean Park,
Venice, Playa del Rey, Manhattan
Beach and Redondo, which Is to be
followed in the evening by a smoker at
The open-armed cordiality with which
the Los Angeles real estate men are re
ceiving their professional brothers of
other cities was personified at the open
ing session yesterday afternoon in the
welcome extended by Byron Erken
brecher, president of the Los Angeles
He asked that the visitors should en
joy themselves in every way possible,
and followed his words of welcome
with a few brief remarks on the neces
sity of organization among realty men
of the state to bring about needed
measures and reforms.
"The Importance of organization in
all the professions is best seen through
the results which organization has at
tained," said Mr. Erkenbrecher.
Foremost among the addresses of the
cession was that of Leonard Merrill of
the Los Angeles Realty board. It
touched upon what the business had
done for California, the secrets of
business success, with the sterling
qualities of honesty, which, he said,
should underlie all dealings.
Other speakers of the session were
F. W. Crandall of Oakland, P. 8. Cas
tleman of Riverside and Francis Fer
rler of Berkeley.
Saturday the question of permanent
organization will be taken up, J. E.
Fusher of San Jose will deliver an ad
dress on "Contracts," and the conven
tion will come to a close with a lunch
eon at the Lankershim, tendered to the
visiting delegates by the Los Angeles
Some of the Visitors
Among the prominent real estate men
of California who are in Los Angeles
as guests are the following: S. W.
Lockwood, Palo Alto; F. W. Crandall,
G. W. Austin, M. E. Barnard, Frank
Bittigsteln, C. A. Tyrrel, Oakland; John
McCarthy, W. P. Woodsey, H. D. Irwin.
W. 8. Moran, S. S. Quackenbush, Fran
cis Ferrler, F. P. Argall, Clinton R.
Morse, Dr. S. D. Block, Walter D.
Leon. Berkeley; Robert Lne Bettner,
W. W. Wilson, J. Van de Qrlft, B. B.
Bush, J. E. Paddock, W. B. Johnson.
P. 8. Castleman, W. T. Thompson.
Riverside; C. W. Sheats, Santa Ana;
W. B. Artz, Tustln; T. A. Randle, San
Diego; J. R, Neff, San Bernardino; J.
E. Fisher, S. T. Montgomery, San Jose.
WITH THOSE BUSY
DEALERS IN SOIL
Western Men Get Together and Do
Things In Western
When Secretary Herbert Burdett
appeared everyone know why It waa
oloudy. ■ Against the effulgent glory of
that "ice cream" suit, even Sol hid
There- are very few. If any, Frlicoites
here. Probably they are too busy watch
ing each ' other ■ and peeling the hides
I FREE LUNCH | |FREE CONCERT |
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Hnlf T>nto* Free Open Air Concert
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I O\flC RF ATH Sunday, May
Round Trip M^\Jir%\J O_/A^ll 28,1905
_■■_______ Get< Tickets at O ur Office, 225 West Second Street !____■_— ii _ ___■_—_____
This opportunity is given you in order to show the advantages of Seaside Park. A free lunch will be served and sweet music dispensed
on the ground. Come out and investigate the solid advantages and prospects of Seaside Park. Our agents will be on the ground all
day to show the property and make reservations. Come prepared; no lots will be held unless a deposit is placed with our agents on
the ground. Remember our tickets are limited to 3,000 people for Sunday, May 28. Better secure your tickets in advance.
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Monday, May 29, Will Be Our Opening Day
But Don't Wait for That. Go Out Sunday. We Have Made Arrangements to Carry 3000 People. Our Office at 225 West Second Street
Will Be Open All Day Sunday to Sell Tickets at Half Rates— 2sc Round Trip
w nf^ AXIOM I s property is located on a beautiful stretch of white sand just west of the Long Beach
_t__MMMs!r^ Bath House, at Long Beach. It is improved with walks along all streets, and has a fine
pleasure lake and children's bathing pool. It also has Electric Lights, Gas, Sewer, Electric and Steam Railways,,
and is supplied with water by the Seaside Water Company. As a part of Long Beach it shares in the develop-
ment of the most rapidly growing town in Southern California.
HOW TO PFT THFRF fe Take any Long Beach car at Sixth and Main streets, Los Angeles; r
*EiSi,,y. ' OILrHLJL, | The C ars run directly through the Tract, and the conductor will let you
off right at Seaside Park. Our agents will be on the ground all day to show the property and to make reserva-
tions. Come prepared. A deposit will be required when selections are made.
WHFN YOU f^F^T THi^RF^i ou w^^ nc * one °^ c most Deau tiful and up-to-date beach £üb-
1 inhZmwimbi divisions on the coast, fronting on the ocean, with bath house, gas,
sewer, water and electric lights; walks along all the streets; a seven hundred foot pleasure pier and all other mod-
ern improvements. One special feature of this delightful resort is the children's bathing pool, absolutely safe, and
situated right opposite the pavilion— a feature which is found at no other Southern California resort except at Seaside
Park and Coronado.
.PR Al^rfc RARPAIN c ai |^ h That the owners may raise a certain sum of money within the next
UnAny DiilVUaiH O__l__> |303 0 days they have given us an op tion at a greatly reduced price to
sell these fine lots regardless of their worth. We have selected May 29 for our opening sale. We •- ' ■ : '. : ,
shall carry out their instructions to sell. How to
Long Beach capitalists have just purchased a block of land adjoining this tract for $130,000, and are now making up-to- Secure
date improvements. The cost of the improvements and land will be double what we ask for these choice lots. You will never j--R.dte
have another opportunity to buy such fine lots at the price we propose to sell them. Lots will be offered at $650 and up, on Tickets
the most liberal terms. You had better not wait for our opening day, but see the property in advance
, ;---.; •■ ~ 1 . .. , , — j- ii • /- .• You will have to call at
„ . and make your selection. Do it now. Office open all day Sunday to issue tickets. For full information see our office and secure
N. B.— In offering •» ■ r *
. . your ticket to Seaside
these excursions to our __ . ' *_ Park. . The conductor
cially for possible In- WjL C&D Bif El H B BSW Bjj e| s|| TIB Eg Pi W$ _^bH fl H _ Era H H l_ „M El Seaside Park. You had
we wish only the adults ~^^^>^Vr~ ticket in advance, as
of the family to *•><« #%#*«*>ww» *% ■«% this excursion Is limited
advantage of the.. # 225 WCSt SeCOHO SU^et ... |«« 3000 p-p...
off unsuspecting tenderfeet to leave
their own stamping grounds.
11. D. Irwln of Berkeley is a most
Impartial chap. He talks Berkeley.
Claremont and Oakland, and If you
don't like one he Is Just as ready to
tout the other. Nothing like variety, he
believes. "Catch 'em comln' and
When F. W. Crandall of Oaklund
aroso to deliver his address, everyone
dodged at the'i-eam of pale pink paper
he unfolded. But It was a false alarm;
his address was the briefest of the
day. It was "writ big," that's all.
Everyone understood, when, after
Byron Erkenbrech«r was chosen chair
man and be. threw back bis coat In
LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 26, 1905.
pride, how it came about. It was that
wonderful "wesklt" — a. cross between a
Navajo blanket and a horse robe. No
one could beat that.
The official badge is light blue, but
singularly enough, nearly every visit
ing delegation adopted an orange badge
for Its own and almost everyone Is
adorned with two ribbons. The colora
may not match, but the badges are
worn Just the same.
There went up a loud guffaw when
Leonard Merrill anuounced that ho
had once been taken for a preacher.
Erkenbrecher, of course, declared that
the proverbial "latch string was out"
and the golden key was free to all com
ers. That's characteristic of Loa An
Robert Baird of Oakland was chosen
secretary. He at once assumed the
desk In a way that showed he be
W. K. Barnard la one of the leaders
of the Oakland "push." Mr. Barnard
believes that the "Gateway to Frisco"
will soon outstrip the western metrop
olis and advises everyone to "get In on
the ground floor." Why cross the bay
to reach a city, he asks, when one can
be reached without It?
Hubert Lee Bettner of Riverside de
clares that oranges are almost as good
as real estate, but the combination of
an orange grove on Itlverslde land Is
better than a gold mine. "You can't
beat It atop of earth" Is his enthusias
tic way of putting the matter. "The
east thinks all oranges grow In ' Rive
rside, and we have the most 'fruit-full'
city on the map."
K. J. Swayne Is boosting the Interests
of Ban Diego. To hla mind, It Is the
coming city of the coast. "Walt till the
canal Is dug," he says, "then we will be
P. T. Castleman of lllverslde made
one of the best talks of the day, about
"Signs on Property."
It was a long draw between Ynuye
and the Belasco on «.the theater party,
but the Belasco won. Perhaps the act
of . selling real estate !• art enough,
and is "to laugh;" anyhow, most of the
delegates wanted the comedy.
S. 8. Quacklnbosh of Berkeley dis
claims all relationship to the man who
made the grammars In the old days,
though he speaks "by the book," just
J. It. Black had his hands full run
ning two theater parties last night.
But he did both so well that everyone
The Berkeley men raised $150 and
brought down with them the quartet
from' the college, who enlivened the oc
casion with their songe. Clinton It.
Morse, W. de Leon, Dr. 8. D. Black and
V.;l*. Argall compose the aggregation
and the echoes of their voices on the
tally-ho drive yesterday caused even,
arißtocratlo Chester place to sit up and'
Kverybody lunched at the Bristol »N
ter the double-barrel theater parties
last night. i '
"Pay nothing but your hotel bill" Is
the slogan of the convention.
Trolley excursion to the ocean f ls the
card for this afternoon, with a smoker
at the Angelus tonight* It's a cinch
the real estate visitors will enjoy them
selves if they do nothing else while
TrcmendOU* value (or th» ' money— l.ai
l'aliima elf art. , . . ,
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The municipality of lilnomfonteln. Ortng*
River colony, 1< gome to .xiiviid 11,800,000
for new wattr and i«w«rag« ■ work*; - '