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P Stands for the Interests of
L Southern California.
A Short History of a
Great Enterprise.
The Work of Capital, Pluck,
Brains and Business.
Magnilicent Results Accomplished in
Spite of the Dullest Times,
The Best Bathing Place in
All the World.
A Railroad to the Beach for
Business and Pleasure.
A Watering Place and Harbor Destined
to Become Famous as Far as the Sun
Shines and Ken Live.
It is now fully two years since tbe
great excitement of the boom came to
its end, and one has heard little since
excepting about dull times and lack of
enterprise from a large class of the peo
ple. The impression has gone abroad
that Los Angeles was dead, and that no
progress was being made at any point in
the semi-tropics, with its fertile fields
and sunny skies. Anyone who will read
the following short narrative of solid,
indisputable facts, may learn how false
a view this is. Every statement made
below is capable of the fullest verifica
tion, and if anyone will take the trouble
to investigate he will say at the end that
it is as it was in the days of Solomon,
the Magnificent, that the half of what
has been done was not embodied in tbe
lines of the narrator. It would be almost
impossible to cover in perfect detail all
that lirs been accomplished, and thopen
that would exaggerate the facts would
need to be guided by a bright imagina
It is somewhat more than a year since
Captain J. C. Ainsworth, of Oakland,
and Captain R. R. Thompson, of San
Francisco, on a visit to Los Angeles, had
their attention attracted to a piece of
the ocean shore near the old salt works
at Redondo Beach. They saw the place
with the eyes of men experienced in
many things. The gentlemen's names
have been familiar to all the Pacific
Coast for a generation. To them, more
than any others, was due the first enter
prises tending to the development of the
great latent resources of the great North
west. Their courage and insight had
stirred all the waters of Oregon and
Washington at an early day with the
paddles of the steamboat, and the
whistle of their locomotives woke the
echoes along the grand banks of the
rivers and up to the peaks of the snow
capped mountains, of which Bryant
* * • where rolls the Oregon,
And hears no sound save its own dashinijs.
These men saw that where the
League-long rollers of tiie Pacific
Broke upon the shore might be built up
at once a great entrepot of commerce,
and a delightful seaside resort. With
this in mind the property was bought,
and soon]the work began of developing
the natural resources of the place. The
programme outlined at the beginning,
and followed without deviation to this
moment, has been diametrically the op
posite of that known as a "boom." No
lots were offered for sale. No advertise-'
nient was done of the place. It was by
hard and persistent effort-tbat news
paper men were able to learn what was
on the tapis at Redondo. But from time
to time a new movement was made of so
great magnitude that it spoke "trumpet
tongued" to the world of what it meant.
First the Wharf.
The first thing done was to secure
facilities for doing a shipping business.
With this purpose in mind a fine wharf
was built from the shore out into water
so deep that deep-sea vessels of almost
any tonnage can lie alongside, and load
or discharge at pleasure. It will not be
the aim of this sketch to go into details
about all these matters, but rather to
reserve the most of the space for the
hotel. Suffice it then to say that this
wharf at once became the scene of a busy
traffic. The Pacific Coast steamers
made arrangements to stop on their trips
up and down the Coast. Lumber ves
sels from all ports of the Coast began to
come and go laden with building ma
terial, railroad ties and other similar car
goes. It is no uncommon thing these days
to find at Redondo two or more steamers
loading or unloading; a couple of lum
ber vessels discharging cargoes, and per
haps other craft from ports near and far.
More than 100 tons of freight a day are
handled at this wharf as an average of
business, with of course several times
that amount on days of unusual activity.
A Town Laid Out.
Here a town was laid out; and a
Planning place it is to build a seaside
city. The shore is not flat, but some
what bold at the water's age, and the
contour of the land slopes gently back
for miles, as if the ocean had rolled in
billow after billow, piling the waters
higher and then higher, and then be
coming a mass of living green, thickly
decked with the rainbow hues of a thou
sand flowers, so that terrace lies
above terrace from the pebbly sands to
the high background a couple of miles
inland. On these terraces broad stron+a
were laid out, backwards f:
to the hills, or parallel with
following the natural configuration of
the territory. The seashore here takes
a broad sweep inland in a curve of grand
proportions, and the city as planned will
set like a vast amphitheatre, the shore
line forming a veritable arena, but one
for gentle pleasure and not the fierce
atrocities that dyed tbe sands of the
Roman colliseum with human blood.
The views from the townsite are
fascinating beyond the power of
pen to depict them. Seaward
stretches the infinite blue below,
embraced by the infinite blue above.
Far out lie tbe bold outlines of islands,
set like emeralds in a world of sapphire.
East and west great headlands, Point
Vincent and Point Duma, run out into
the waves to shelter the bay on which
Redondo lies from every harsh or hostile
breath that blows. Inland over three
quadrants of the circle rise the moun
tain chains that hem in tbe valley of I.os
Angeles. Snow peaks riv.p above the
lesser heights, their topmost crags lost
in the central blue. From the moun
tains to the sea the whole glorious ex
panse glimmers like a sea of emerald in
the cloudless sun, studded with cities
standing white on the hills, and with
villages nestling in rich orchards and
bowered in roses perennial as those of
Pseatuni, famous of old on the shore of
Southern Italy.
The Water Supply.
The next matter to which the Redondo
Company put its vigorous hand was to
provide both the city and the shipping
with i# plentiful supply of pure water.
Here experience counted for something.
Captain Thompson a-dozen years ago set
himself the task of providing the town
of Alameda, where he then lived, with
water. He found it where few would
have thought of looking for it. At the
edge of the bay, where the tide ebbs and
flows with its salt waves, he sank
a number of wells, from which
fresh water rose to the sur
face, clear, sparkling, sweet and pure.
The suggestion was made to count at
Redondo; for close to where the salt
works once stood wells were driven, and
from these an abundance of pure water is
obtained. This water distills in the
dew and falls in rain or crystal snow on
the tops of the mountains sixty miles
away, percolates through their rock ribs
and touches nothing less clean than gran
ite or beds of snowy sand until it
wells up on the beach, sparkling and
clear as a ray of sunlight.
The Redondo Company has devel
oped here a magniricentwater system.
There are thirty-two driven wells, two
and one-half inch pipe, perforated at the
lower end. These drive pipes are con
nected with a six-inch iron main, to
which is attached powerful steam
pumps. These pumps have a capacity
of 1,000,000 gallons a day, and, so far,
have been unable to make any apparent
decrease in the supply in the subterra
nean natural reservoir. The water is
pumped to a cemented reservoir 125 feet
square and 20 feet deep, with a capacity
of 3,500,000 gallons. This reservoir is
located at an elevation of nearly 200 feet
above the hotel maiu floor, thus afford
ing good pressure to the hotel and the
dwelling and business houses of the
How to Get There.
When Captains Thompson and Ains
worth became the owners of the property
at the beach and began their great work
of development, the Santa Fe Railway
Company had already built a line of
standard gauge road from Los Angeles,
vialnglewood, to the beach. They were
operating this branch with a couple of
passenger trains each way daily. But
the Redondo Company proposed to be ab
solutely independent of all alliances, and
to be perfectly masters of their own situ
ation. To this end a right of way was
seemed and work begun on a rail
road from Los Angeles to Re
dondo. It was duly incorporated as
the Redondo Railway Company. The
work was pushed with the unflagging
energy that characterizes all the under
takings of the Redondo people, and in
due time the line was completed. It
enters Los Angeles near Agricultural
park and runs through a very pictur
esque stretch of country to tidewater on
the wharf. It is completely equipped
and is now operated at frequent inter
vals all days of the week. The company
has a new style of "motor" locomotive
that burns petroleum for fuel, thus
avoiding noise, smoke and flying eye
destroying cinders. The trains oi cars
are the handsomest ever seen in Califor
nia. They will make hourly trips be
tween the hotel and Los Angeles in
thirty or forty minutes. The depot, a
handsome two-story brick structure of
elegant design, is located about 100 feet
easterly of the hotel. In it are commo
dious ticket offices, waiting-rooms, and
on the second floor are the elegant offices
of Captain George G. Ainsworth,
of the Redondo Company. A thou
sand feet or so south are the
car houses and repair shops, and
still further south are the hot-houses,
containing tens of thousands of roses
and plants with which to decorate the
For dull times, and an era of a bursted
"boom," the record above is rather sur
prising. It has cost the company hun
dreds of thousands of dollars to accom
plish the grand results so briefly
sketched. Nor is there any sign of
tiring in the good work apparent. The
work done up to this point is merely
preliminary. It is the path leading to
something beyond. That something is
what this article, too, has been leading
up to, and now we come to the impor
tant and special object of all hereto
before written.
The Bedondo Hotel.
Yesterday and today the Redondo
Hotel Company keep open house in
their new hostelry, which has just been
completed and is now open to the gen
eral public. It is of this all Los Angeles
and all the country about are speaking
these days. It is pronounced by all of
the great multitudes who have paid it a
visit during the time it was being built,
and particularly by those who have seen
it since its completion, to be without a
peer on the Coast or in the country any
where. It is not the largest hotel to be
found, nor did it cost the most money of
any. Yet it is far from being a small
hotel, nor did it assume its present
shape without the expenditure of a large
sum. But it is the cosiest, the most
comfortable, the most complete, the
most perfect and the most picturesque
hostelry west of the big rivers of the
A general description is that the hotel
is all wings. It is traversed everywhere
by'ton*, Lri " halls o orrridora. On
::i!'!> ;k- ii the* the are soar-;
angcd that there ia not * dark room in t
the hotel. Neither is there one not well
ventilated, nor one that does not afford a
magnificent view of the sea, or of the
surrounding country. The rooms are
fitted up with all possible convenience,
including bath, hot and cold water; and
in all the rooms are fireplaces. The man
tels and wood work are finished in the
best style of art.
Besides the sleeping apartments there
are dining rooms for all sorts of pur
poses. The large dining room seats 300
guests. It is a magnificent room with
high arched ceilings, fine hard finish,
splendidly lighted and with charming
views of all points. A guest cannot sit
down in the room where he will not enjoy
a superb marine view. There is also a
balcony for musicians lo discourse sweet
strains while a banquet may be in
Corresponding with the dining-room,
on another side of the house is the ball
room. It is about the same size as the
dining-room, and much the same in
form. It may be entered from the main
floor or from "the upper one. The floor
is all of hard inlaid woods.
There are cosy little breakfast rooms
and a children's dining room. There is
a barber's shop with baths attached.
The kitchen and its accessories are as
perfect 'as modern skill can make
things. It is marvelous, the multiplicity
of appliances in modern cuisine. There
is not only the big range, but there aie
steaming tables, a sand oven for pastry
and a hundred things wdiich the reporter
could not even guess at the use of.
The laundry is as perfect. There are
washing machines, centrifugal drying
machines, ironing machines, soap boil
ers, dryers and a complicated system
that makes one laugh involuntarily when
he thinks of an old-fashioned washtub
and board. A guest can send his linen
in, and in two hours have it all returned
in perfect cleanliness.
The cold storage room is another de
partment that makes one realize what a
complicated yet iimplc thing the mod
ern way of Jiving is. Here are half a
hundred convpartments, where milk,
meat, butter, ice cream and scores of
other things are kept entirely distinct,
and as cold as the north pole. The ice
chests hold ten tons of ice.
So one goes over this great caravansary
and at each point he is met by some
thing new to astonish him. From the
time lie enters the lobby, with its ele
gant finish in hard wood and its charm
ing view of the bay, until he reaches the
top of the tower, whence he can see far
out to sea on one side, and on the other
the tops of snow-capped peaks, he finds
everything perfect and everything de
lightful in its way.
The power house with its fine engine,
its electric dynamos, and two Hazelton
tubular boilers, is apart from the rest of
the building. The main hall on the
upper floor is 300 feet long.
CTlrich.of the Del Monte hotel at Mon
terey, laid out the grounds. He is by
far the greatest genius in his business on
the Coast, and the results of his plans
are very beautiful. In the area behind
the hotel there are fine date palms of
magnificent growth, shipped down from
the gardens of Captain Ainsworth's fine
place in Oakland, and others purchased
in Los Augeles and transplanted in the
hotel grounds. Going into details the
Hbbald is glad to borrow from the Oak
land Inquirer, of about tiie end of March,
as follows:
"The ground plan reminds you of the
capitals F and V put together, with an
0 surmounting the F, thus :
"The O is the dining room, and al
though smaller than the celebrated
banqueting hall of the Coronado, that
seats its thousand guests, it is a much
handsomer apartment. In the top part
of the F is located the kitchen, provided
with every modern convenience, with
steamers and refrigerators and cool
rooms for the pastry cook, great ranges
for cooking nieats.waffle ovens, broilers,
pastry ovens and conveniences innumer
able. The middle of the Fis the ball
room, with stage and balcony, and a
most intricate pattern of inlaid wood
floor. Where the middle cross bar of
the F intersects the main upright, are
located the lobby and various offices,
which are finished in hard wood.
"The mantel in the dining-room is a
poem in carved oak, and the same may
be said of the ladies' reception room.
The northerly and west walls of the din
ing-room are one continuous window of
ttie most wonderfully clear French plate
glass, overlooking the sparkling waves
and the Sierra Madre mountains be
yond. Light and cheerful corridors ex
tend north and south along the main
stems of the F and V and out to the ex
treme end of the branches of the Y.
"The sleeping rooms are on either side
and all have a lovely outlook—all are
'front' rooms—not a dark or 'back'
room in the building. The roof is broken
into pinnacles, towers and cupolas, and
'bay' and 'bow' and 'oriel' windows
project at many points, giving constant
and pleasing surprises to the eye. Many
of the rooms are perfectly lovely. A
sumptuously large apartment will have
an alcove breaking off from one corner,
while from another corner will open a
circular or octagon-shaped room with
plate-glass sides, overlooking the sea and
forming a charming spot for a tete-a-tete.
or a smoke, or a book, or a reverie, or
where a good wife would delight even in
sewing on a husband's shirt buttons.
"In the court, between the cross bar
and the top of the F, is located a large
building calledthe 'powerhouse.'
it are two enormous upright Hazel
i boilers. They have a capacity of
) horse-power each, and are to run the
various machinery of this great estab
lishment—the steam pump, the eleva
tors. The dynamos, of which there are
two, are for running the one thousand
incandescent lights all through the
house and the twelve immense arc lights
that are to illuminate the grounds.
Water, hot and cold, is carried to every
room. There are cheerful fire-places in
all the rooms. They* will seldom he
needed, however, as "the temperature is
about the same the year round—never
hot, never cold.
j "The baths, closets and appointments
are all that modern skill can afford.
There will be a most charming billiard
room, with a cozy 'sideboard,' and bil
liard rooms for the ladies will also be
provided. The hotel is now being fur
nished with most elegant and tasty car
pets and furniture, and no expense is
being spared to make it an elegant and
comfortable home.' r
A poetic inspiration seized Mrs. George
J. Ainsworth, the accomplished wife of
Captain Ainsworth, vice-president of the
Redondo Company, and she has, instead
of numbering the rooma, named them
"The Venice," "The Naples," the
"Como," and other classic, Spanish or
Italian names.
The less broken side of the hotel fronts
the ocean, and has many piazzas and
balconies where a- sunny or shady re
treat, as one may wish either, invites
to a reverie, a letc-a-tete or a pleasant
book. From the bluff a broad cement
stairway leads to the beach. This great
piece of masonry is 30 feet wide, with
14-inch treads and only 4 1 ..-inch risers.
The whole is 110 feet long. The terrace
is 35 feet wide and 1,000 feet long, but is
not fully complete yet. From the nu
merous piazzas around the hotel the
beach, with the parterres of flowers
along the terrace, and the sea beyond,
will form a picture that only Naples, or
some equally poetic spot in the Old
World, can at all rival. The hotel
i<» lighted with 875 incandescent
electric lights, and fifteen arc masts
light the grounds and the townsite. The
boilers are of 100-horse power. The
sewerage of the hotel is perfect, all offal
being carried at a rapid fall far out to
sea. The hotel is planned to accom
modate 800 guests. The building is
specially planned to admit of easy egress
in case of danger from any cause. The
kitchen will be supplied with vegetables,
butter, eggs and such things from the
company's own farms,
Fersonel of the Hotel.
Captain George J. Ainsworth is the
active local manager of all the affairs of
the Redondo hotel as of all the other
Redondo companies. He is ably assisted
by Mr. R. G. Brewer, the secretary of
the companies. Colonel E. W. Root is
the manager of the hotel, and he is as
sisted by Mr. George H. Arnold, so well
known on the coast from his long con
nection with the Palace hotel in San
Francisco. Mr. W. E. Hughes is the
general agent of all the Redondo com
Bathing In Ihe Surf.
Redondo is to be—in fact is, a great
seaside resort. It has as fine a beach as
the shores of
Old Ocean's blue expanse
Anywhere can boast. There is a
wide stretch of shoal water from
the high-water mark seaward.
The bottom is a clean, line, soft sand, as
comfortable to tread upon as feathers.
The water is absolutely free, and must
forever remain so, from all foreign mat
ter. There is not within ten miles any
source of contamination. And it is a
resort for summer and for winter. There
are not ten days in the round year when
delicate children may not enjoy a plunge
in the surf. There is not one day when
strong people need be deprived of this
pleasure. The teniperature of the water
is not much different in January from
what it is in August, and the atmos
phere at midday all winter long ranges
up in the sixties and often in
the seventies. In the open air
invalids may fairly revel in the most
vivifying sunshine all the year round,
and enjoy the most delicious of sea
breezes. It is no idle boast to say that
not the most favored spots in Southern
Italy can at all compare with Los An
geles for a winter or summer
health resort. The climate is
the most perfect in the world. Redondo
in its sheltered bay and with its air
tempered and purified by the gentle
breezes from the Pacific stands pre-em
inent as the best seaside resort in the
world. As its attractions become
known, as the plain, prosaic facts be
come known, the place will gain a
world-wide reputation, and become as
famous as Cannes, or Nice, or Naples.
The Chautauqua Association.
But material things are not all that is
thought of at Redondo. The mental de
velopment of the people is a prime con
sideration there. A fine public school
has been erected which is well conducted
for the usual school terms. And Re
dondo is the seat of one of the most pop
ular branches of education yet devised.
Here is the home of the Southern Cali
fornia Chautauqua Association. There
are forty-two of these branches of the
Chautauqua system in the United
States, and although this is the youngest
of them all, and founded upon the
shores of this western land, it is the
most vigorous and the richest of them
all. Rev. S. J. Fleming is the central
power in the undertaking, who has
worked for the association with an eye
single to its success from the begin
ning. When he made known his
plan to the Redondo Company,
with their usual liberal spirit,
the officers set apart five acres near the
heart of the town, on a beautiful knoll,
as a site for the Chautauqua buiMing.
When th*y saw the wise methods
adopted by Mr. Fleming and became ac
quainted with the indomitable spirit
that possessed him, they added 600 fine
residence lots surrounding the building
as a further gift to help along the under
taking. The building was opened Feb
ruary 22d of this year and at that date
Mr. Fleming, standing on the platform,
said in substance this :
"It is built of concrete, or artificial
stone, composed of pebbles and sand
froni the beach and Portland cement
from London. It is the Chautauqua
idea in concrete. This platform is in
tended for the speaker and the choir, for
whom there will be 500 seats. The door
to the rear leads to the dressing rooms
below. The panels around the building
will be decorated in oriental designs.
The dome will be finished in classical
designs, so that all the nations of an
tiquity will find representation here. It
is hoped that this will be done by the
meeting of the assembly in July.
"Now here is the business side of the
Chautauqua. AYe came here when the
only thing not of nature's making on
this beach was a windmill. com
pany gave us five acres of land, and
then they gave us 600 lots. We have
sold $50,000 worth of the lots, and have
enough left so tbat we think when the
building is completed at an outlay of
$50,000 we will still have $150,000 left
for an endowment fund. Put out at in
terest this will give us $12,000 a year for
our work. The sale of tickets ought to
give us that much more. We ought to
have a revenue of $25,000 a year, and
with that we can secure the best talent
in the United States—yes, in the world.
There are forty-two Chautauqua assem
blies in the United States, and not
another of them all has such a building
as this."
The buildirfg is in the form of a great
polygon, the seats being all on one floor.
The measurements are 125x140 feet, 35
feet to the ceiling, which is upheld by
iron pillars. The seats rise tier above
tier. The height of the dome is 80 feet,
and, over all. 100 feet. The seating
capacity is 4,000. It has already cost
$25,000, all of which is paid excepting
$6,000, due in three years, and to finish
it will call for $25,000 more, making the
total cost $50,000.
From the sale of the lots, after paving
for the building, the surplus is in" the
vaults of the Security Safe Deposit Com
pany in good securities. Tbe association
has still property which, when sold, will
bring perhaps $200,000. The assets of
the concern, therefore, are in the neigh
borhood of $300 000.
A cut of the ouilding embellishes this
page of the Herald. Arrangements are
being made for the opening of the Great
Assembly in July, and that will be a
notable occasion." The finances of the
association are on so solid a basis that
tbe very best talent will be obtainable at
all times, and feasts of reason of the most
brilliant types may be expected on all
occasions when the trustees are pleased
to put forth their energies.
The Day at Kedondo.
In spite of the fact that it was windy
and cloudy yesterday in Los Angeles the
weather was almost "perfect at Redondo.
The sea was fretted with breakers of
moderate dimensions, the water was
warm and the sunshine gleamed bril
liantly out of a clear blue sky.
Tbe trains from Los Angeles were well
filled, and a large number of people
availed themselves of the opportunity
given by tho excursion to visit this
beautiful seaside resort. It is estimated
that nearly a thousand people visited
Redondo. About seven hundred were
entertained at the hotel. Carriages
were ready at the depot to convey visi
tors to the hotel. Many, however, pre
ferred to walk, as the distance is not
At the hotel the guests were received
by Colonel E. W. Root, the manager,
and George H. Arnold, the assistant
manager, and shown about the building.
Captains Ainsworth and Thompson,
Geo. J. Ainsworth and R. G. Brewer, of
the Redondo Beach Company, were pres
ent, and assisted in the entertainment
of the guests. An elegant lunch had
been spread in the dining-room, with
which visitors were served. They then
wandered about the parlors and the pub
lic, rooms of the great building, and after
they had completed its inspection, re
turned to the large balcony which looks
out upon the ocean.
On all sides were heard expressions of
enthusiastic admiration at the excel
lence of the hotel. The dining-room and
ballrooms were especially admired for
their size and beauty. The superb fur
nishing of the apartments, the elegant
and commodious parlors, the convenient
arrangement of the building in all its de
tails called forth universal commenda
tion. It was unanimously agreed that
the hotel was one to which the people of
Los Angeles could refer visitors with very
proper pride.
Only a few of those who visited the
hotel registered. A full list of the
visitors would fill several columns.
Among those who registered were the
James Campbell, Port Ballona; Am
adus Juers, Pasadena; Mr. and Mrs. H.
W. Chase, Mrs. Maud Northam, John
Finn, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Schreiber, M.
J. Ashmore, Los Angeles; Jos. Know
land, San Francisco; H. G.Stevenson,
Los Angeles ; Chas. Wier, Redondo; L.
J. Keese and wife, E. C. Bjebyshell, S.
C. Hubbell and wife, Geo. Mason, Dr.
and Mrs. M. H. Allen, W. H. Hill and
wife and Dan Curtis, A. M. Jones and
wife, I. N. Van Nuvs and wife, Los An
geles ;C. W. Royal, Portland, Ore.; W.
F. Bosbyshell and wife, Los Angeles;
Austin A. Smith and wife, San Fran
cisco ; W. Parris and wife, Miss Wake
lee, B. C. Wright, L. Prager and wife,
Los Angeles; D. Freeman, Inglewood ;
John H. F. Peck and wife, S. M. Perry
and wife, E. P. Johnson and wife, Sam'l
Whitehorn, Los Angeles; Louis Ram
son, Akron, O.; J. L. Spencer,
Mrs. C. McGregor, H. Chandler,
Major E. W. Jones, Mrs. E. W. Jones,
L. F. Fletcher, O. W. Baldwin, Mrs. E.
R. Gilmore, Mrs. C. Joslyn, W. B. Stew
art, Los Angeles; Frank" A. Brodshard,
Los Angeles ;D. C. Hough, Los Ange
les ; Mrs. Carrie M. Brown, Los Ange
les; Mrs. Mary Gilchrist, University,
Cal.; J. F. Crosby, Los Angeles; A. L.
Burbank, M. F. ODea, E. G. Hale,
Charles J. Ellis, Mrs. Charles J. Ellis,
Miss Kate Ellis, Mrs. W. P. Gardiner,
D. M. True and wife, A. Roux, W. R.
Wilson and wife, Los Angeles; T. D.
Lanterman, Miss May Hills, Mrs. M. H.
Banning, Miss Mary Banning, Miss Lucy
Banning, Mrs. E. Preuss, Mrs. C. Schu
macher, A. T. Patton, Los Angeles;
J. R. McClintock and wife, Phil
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adelphia, Pennsylvania; H. K. g.
O'Melveny, Miss Adell O'Melveny, L, D.
Rich. Major Ben Truman and wife, F.
C. Woodbury and wife, Freeman <t.
Teed and wife, Major Bonsall and daugh
ters and Walter A. Moore and wifa.
The Los Angeles Furniture Company.
The furnishing of the hotel is done in
a style of elegance, comfort and durabil
ity that is altogether in harmony with
all the other undertakings at Redondo.
The comfort of the guests is the first ob
ject in view and is never lost sight of,
and of course the impression made on
the eye from the standpoint of the
artistic is a large part of the comfort of
those who shall be guests at the hos
telry. From the carpets on the floor to
the shades at the windows this depart
ment of the enterprise is capitally fitted
out. The Redondo people made it sure
that this would be so in every particular,
and to this end the work of fitting out
and furnishing was committed to the
Los Angeles Furniture Company, of this
city. The house has been doing busi
ness in Los Angeles under one form or
other for many years. For half a dozen
years its management has been in the
hands of the officers of a corporation of
almost unlimited responsibility. They
are, furthermore, gentlemen of such
known integrity that they enjoy the con
fidence of the public. Their warerooms,
on North Main street, are among the
largest in the State, and they carry a
stock of goods that for variety, elegance,
finish and durability could not be ex
celled anywhere. The connections of
the company reach all the best manu
facturers of America, and enable them
to fill the largest orders with the utmost
expedition and on the most reasonable
For any house of average facilities the
furnishing of the Redondo hotel in the
style called for would be no
ordinary matter; for the Los Anr
gele? Furniture Company it was
the easiest thing in *the world
to do it, and to do it well. The flne soft
carpets, the luxurious furniture, the
cosy devices looking to the comfort of
the occupants of the hotel, all testify to
the perfect success attained through the
efforts of the company in whose hands
the work was placed. The taste dis
played is more remarkable, even than
the other features of the results reached.
The fittings of the rooms are all artistic.
The soft tints, the pretty patterns of the
carpets, the harmony of colors, the ele
gance of designs in the furniture, the
cosy home-like look of each room, all be
speak taste and judgment seldom dis
cernible in the upholstering of a hotel.
Stiffness, angularity, uncomfortable
ness and the unsightly in all forms are
unknown quantities in the Redondo
hotel. Certainly the Los Angelea
furniture people achieved a marked
success in the manner in which they
furnished and fitted out this charming
hotel. It will stand for all time as a
guarantee of the ability and taste of the
Furniture Company to do anything in
their line that the demands of the
country may ever call for.
Simon Maier Supples the Meat.
The Redondo Hotel Company pro
poses to feed its guests as well as it
lodges them. With vegetables, butter,
milk and eggs from the farms of the com-
Eany and meats from the slaughter
ouses of Simon Maier of North Spring
street, opposite the court house, in Los
Angeles, the most important part of the
supplies are secured of such a character
as to satisfy the palates of the most fas
tidious. Mr. Maier is the most experi
enced butcher in Los Angeles. His suc
cess in his business is some
thing remarkable. All the gourmets
of the city buy their meat at his shop
and will not have it from any other
source. It is not all done when a good
animal is secured from the knife.
A bad butcher will spoil the best of
meat. A skillful butcher will do much
to make indifferent meat very palatable*
Maier first buys good animals. He then
kills them in the proper manner, and
winds up by curing and cutting the
meat so as to get the best results as to
quality. He will furnish all the meat
j used at the hotel, and the guests may
rest assured that from a lamb chop to a
roast their meat will be such as to tempt
the appetite of the most fastidious vale
tudinarian that shallseek the seaside for
the restoration of his health. Maier's
sausages are noted all over the city aa
the best to be had.
The Painting.
The work of the painters at the hotel
has been done in what is called a master
workmanship manner. This contract
was given to Messrs. Fitzgerald & At
wood, the painters, whose place of busi
ness is on Franklin street, opposite New
High. These gentlemen have never un
dertaken a contract of any kind that
they did not carry it out in a better
manner than was expected of them, and
in this instance so well pleased were the
managers of the company that the pay
ment of the money was made before any
of the other bills were settled.
The contract was a large one.
as the building is 1,700 feet around;
but the painters were so careful
and experienced that there is not a spot
on the entire surface but is perfect. The
interior was also so carefully and per
fectly painted that not a brush spattered
the paint over the walls. A most criti
cal examination of the work yesterday
failed to reveal a single defect in any
particular. The colors had been selected
by the company in conjunction with the
architect, and all the details were faith
fully carried out by Messrs Atwood &
Fitzgerald. This firm has had on hand
a number of large contracts, among
which was the painting of the Indian
schools at Banning. It is also just com
pleting the decoration of the Chicago
Clothing Company's store on the corner
of Franklin and Spring streets, both in
side and out, and this work has been,
attracting widespread attention.
Meyberg- Bros.
The attention of many of the visitors
yesterday was attracted to the hand
some electroleers which have been
placed in the various rooms and hall
ways of the hotel. It was the intention
of the company to provide for the light
ing of the hotel either by gas or elec
tricity, and tbe contract was awarded to
Meyberg Bros. This tirm has on hand
a large stock of all kinds of aas fixtures
and electroleers, and is connected with
several of the largest manufacturers in
the East, consequently it was able to
furnish patterns of the latest ap
proved style and of the very
best workmanship. Every fixture
is as perfect as it could possibly be, and
in perfect keeping with the rest of the
Another branch of furnishing of which

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