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Bernhardt's Cleopatra as Seen
By a Critic.
A Brilliant Study of the Groat
Frenchwoman's Art. «
Companies Which Will Soon be Seen
Kajanka at the Grand This Week—She
nandoah at the Ijoa Angeles—News
Notes and Personals.
"Age cannot wither her, nor custom
etale her infinite variety."
It may perhaps be interesting to the
Los Angeles devotees of the histrionic
art to read a description of the play of
Cleopatra, that inflamed the hearts of
the Parisians last season, the more espe
cially as Mme. Bernhardt defers its pre
sentation in this city and yours until her
return from her Australian tour, next
To speak correctly, Cleopatra is not
■Really a "play"—a drama of unity in
-construction and method in development
-—it is a gorgeous pageant, a series of
■"tableaux vivants," in which not the
least of the poor triumvirate's woes must
be his muscular fatigue, induced by the
cruel playwright's disposition to keep
him engaged iv either running out of Cle
opatra's arms or into them. The Bern
hardt's audiences are too loyal, too thor
oughly saturated with belief in tbe
French actress's fascination, too deeply
imbued with artistic appreciation of
"nut brown" toes, to raise a question
as to which direction Anthony gives
preference; it is "Bernhardt," and it
does not seem at all unnatural that the
man who was anathematizing tbe Egyp
tian queen by choice references to the
Olympian gods one moment should, af
ter five minutes' conversation with her,
instantly capitulate aud lead her away
"con amore," because it is the Bern
hardt who is Cleopatra, and the Bern
hardt must be always bewitching. This
is as incontestable and irrevocable as the
McKinley bill. The performance is by
no means faultless, but its demerits are
all the dramatist's. The star only saves
it from entire ruin, but the opportuni
ties are meagre, and many oi the emo
tions trivial. The quarrels between the
infatuated Roman and the fair Egyptian,
frequent and characterized by a conjugal
acerbity, begin at last to get wearisome,
and one is guilty of the heresy of wish
. ing that they would'nt make it up this
time, or would at least introduce into
their alienations some incidents besides
pining for Anthony on the part
of Cleopatra, or swearing at the "deep
damnation" of things by Anthony. But
then Sardou is always at a loss unless he
mingles the sexes under the inspiration
of love or jealousy. When he separates
them for any length his men lose digni
ty and spirit, and his women are di
vested of that sense of physical mastery
and successful allurement that makes
the hectic and fascinating excitement of
hie dramas. Anthony deliberates with
his colleagues, and Cleopatra solilo
quizes for the edification of her maids,
and one is in an agony of anxiety for
Anthony to come back and make Bern
hardt's electric sparks fly out again.
Ia a scenic point of view the produc
tion is unparalleled. In the first scene
Cleopatra enters in her barge of Isis,
which is a marvel of beauty and mech
anism. When the gates are thrown
open, and a space cleared for landing,
there is a brief pause, and
the Serpent of Old Nile rouses
ironi her recumbent attitude and
confronts with languorous indif
ference the impatient scrutiny of
Anthony, and the proud and patriotic
gaze of her own subjects. She descends
slowly, supported on both sides by pat
riarchal chamberlains, and advances to
the assembly, which, when reached, she
passes, and with knees slightly relaxed,
head thrown back, smiling with con
scious coquetry and haughty indiffer
ence, the Bernhardt first utters those
metrical sounds that begin her conquest
'Of Anthony and astonish her audience
with the undreamt of sweetness of the
human speaking voice, for Mme. Bern
hardt's voice is magical in the senti
mental scenes. Every syllable is crys
talized, but that peculiar timbre which
is impossible in our tongue endows it
with the most thrilling fatalism and
.fascination. It is the realization of
, both coquetry and imperiousnees.
The second act is one of royal luxuri
oußuess, typical of license and splen
dor. Reclining in Anthony's arms
on a couch, the apartment
hung with rich tapestries, regaled
with wines, delighted with dancers,
soothed with sweet sounds, Mme. Bern
hardt is probably in her most bewitch
ing guise; but it is merely a oicturesque
scene, rich in oriental warmth, but af
fording the actress no scope for dramatic
Unlike this are the third and fourth
acts. In the former Anthony's absence
is bewailed with the most pathetic sad
ness. She commands her astrologer to
inspect the stars to obtain some tidings,
however illusory, of her absent lover,
and he, obedient to her behests, turns
his eyes in the direction of the horizon,
where the desert stretches its dreary
waste to meet the skies, and the moon
light throws a spectral glow over the
pyramids, that seem to look down upon
their suffering sovereign with protecting
majesty. The astrologer's cabalistic
.signs inform him that there are espous
als in Rome, but he knows not whether
'tis Anthony who is unfaithful. Soon
after the queen receives a Nubian
messenger, and as his recital is
a confirmation of Anthony's sus
pected treachery, the wrath of
the insulted beauty is boundless. In a
concentration of fury she stamps upon
the affrighted eunuch and orders him
to a tortuous death. But after a slight
subsidence of the imperial wrath, which
reminds one of Shakspeare's de
scription of the rare Egyptian
"We caunot call her winds and
waters sighs and tears; they are
greater storms and tempests than al
manacs can report," she recalls the
Nubian, and catechising him as to the
merits of her rival's charms, learns with
delight that she benefits by the contrast.
Instantly despair is converted to hope,
rage to rapture, and in a paroxysm oi
hysterical joy she showers her" jewels
upon the overwhelmed slave.
In the fourth act she is conveyed in
secrecy, rolled in a carpet, to Rome, and
gazes from her concealment upon her
lover's newly made wife, hears his col
leagues accuse her of infidelity, listens
to Anthony's execrations, and his vows
to "throw her to the dogs." Behind
the curtain Cleopatra hears all this
..with a countenance in which dis
gust, fear, anger, jealousy and vindictive
ness contend for mastery; finally, when
Anthony utters his most bitter maledic
tion, she withdraws the curtain, dis
closes her presence and assures him
with a sneer that he "will not have to
seek her far." Anthony, stunned, scarce
ly credits bis sense of sight, and ap
proaches her with automatic step arid
a questioning, vague uncertainty that
gradually gives way to impassioned and
acrimonious accusation. Cleopatra,
with her head thrown back upon the
yellow curtains, the corners of her
mouth slightly drooped, the eyelids
slanting, her body undulating in sin
uous folds, her eyes fixed and narrowed
with the concentration and intentness
with which a snake regards its sure
victim; well does she deserve at this
moment her soubriquet of "Serpent of
Old Nile."
The fifth act is too short to require
especial mention, and the principals are
accorded no prominence; it is merely
preparator)- to the tragic denouement of
the sixth act, when Anthony, desperate
ly wounded, expires in Cleopatra's arms,
I while she, swayed by the impulse of a
mighty and heroic resolve, indulges in
no weak tears over the body of her dead
love, but proceeds to that dread means
oi rejoining him in death, and with a
mind stimulated by despair, fortified
with stoicism, and unweakened by fear,
she applies the sacrificial asp, and falls
prostrate upon her dead hero.
The accessories of the play are in
every respect superb, Mme. Bernhardt's
costumes absolute creations, embodying
grace and lightness, in every fold. The
face, hands, arms, shoulders and feet
are stained a light brown without the
yellowish lustre seen in the Mongolian
races, toes and fingers ornamented with
1 rings in profusion, and eyes heavily
! darkened. It is a mode of dressing not
extremely becoming in its effects, but it
is eminently artistic.
The success ot Mme. Bernhardt iv this
role is achieved over every disadvantage ;
physically she is not of the voluptuous
type of the Egyptian queen as she is
commonly represented; and, far from
having a face of lustful beauty, hers
■is an inspired countenance, the face of
jan idealist, her whole being breathes of
j spiritual and emotional supremacy, a
i face uplifted by noble enthusiasm, and
i suffused with the flush of the poetic life,
j and her presentation of such a character,
I wanton in its eroticism, brutal in some
lof its developments, and lascivious in
I some of its scenes, is a marvel of deli
' cate skill. Most actresses with a com
paratively faithful interpretation would
: debauch it to a degraded performance,
| but Mme. Bernhardt's gracious and
1 modest personnel relieves it of all offen
sive suggestion. There are occasions
j when a too torrid embrace, or a harsh
I inflexion, might be repulsive, but the
i Bernhardt, never losing an opportunity
; for the expression of genuine emotion,
interprets it with an apparent
ingenuousness that is almost child
| like. With her hand clasped
between Anthony's warrior palms,
her auburn head reclining on his
breast, her eyes glistening with ecstatic
fervor, assuring him of her love the
while in rippling and mellifluous diapa
son, she is the embodiment of the pure
love, and bears no warning resemblance
in her aspect to the sorceress whose en
chantments lead to destruction.
Mme. Bernhardt was ably assisted by
a select company of Parisian players.
The Mark Anthony of M. Duques'ne
was forcible and effective, and the en
tire support was above the average. The
performance was marked by an atten
tion to detail that generally character
izes foreign productions: the portrai
tures of the Ptolemies were displayed in
all their varied colored and bow-legged
angularity, and the calumnious asser
tions that the death dealing and histor
ical asp is an artificial production, can
be triumphantly refuted by those of the
audience that were close enough to wit
ness the activity of its venomous little
tail as it began its fatal proreption over
the divine Sara's breast.
And then the hated red plush curtain
fell and shut from the view of the nine
teenth century the glories of ancient
Egypt, and the beauty of its ill-fated
Grace G. Stewart Lynch.
St. Louis, Mo., April 22d.
Kajanka on Tuesday evening at the
opera house. Kajanka has a plot, but a
plot is only an excuse, and a thin one
for a burlesque spectacle. The main
feature will be the skirt dancing. Since
| the Water Queen was here we are all,
that is all of us who are theater goers,
hungry for more of that dancing. It
was about the only good feature of the
Water Queen, and it was very fetching.
The Kajanka people promise plenty of
it, besides a novelty called the Mari
| posa dance. Broderick, whom we all
j feel friendly to, will be in tbe affair, and
a regular London stunner, a girl of Brit'
! ish perfectness of figure and the neces
sary scantiness of costume to display
her qualities, will play the devil, or
Beelzebub, as the part is euphemisti
cally called. The fairies are all said to
be pretty, and the scenery gorgeous, and
j the transformation ecene beautiful, all
of which it is to be hoped is true, but if
that skirt dancing is what it is cracked
up to be, the public will be willing to
forgive other shortcomings.
Shenandoah will be seen at the Los
Angeles theater, beginning on Tuesday,
May 12th. Of the play it is not neces
sary to speak. Its success has been
marvellous, and of its meeting with
great patronage here there can be no
doubt. We did not get half enough of
it lust year. The cast as it has recently
been played in San Francisco, and
which will probably be the same here,
is as follows:
General Haverill, Frank Burbeck.
Colonel Kerchival West, Francis Car
Captain Heartsease, A. E. Lohman.
Lieutenant Frank Bedloe, Charles
Major General Irenaus Buckthorn,
commander of the Nineteenth army
corps, Harry Harwood.
Colonel Robert Ellingham, Tenth Vir
ginia, C. S. A., E. J. Holland.
Captain Thornton, Secret Service, C.
8. A., Joseph Adelman.
llardwick, Surgeon, C. S. A., E. J.
Captain Lockgood, U. S. Signal Corps,
Charles Wells.
Corporal Dunn, W. J. Cummings.
Lieutenant of Signal Corps, Charles
Benson, C. L. Elliott.
Lieutenant of Infantry, George Max
Major McAndlis, F. Woods.
Tete, W. Thomas.
Scout, Arthur Hilton.
Meadows, C. Farrell.
Mrs. Constance Haverill, Eleanor Tyn
Gertrude Ellingham, Nettia Guion.
Madeline West, Anna Robinson.
Jennie Buckthorn, U. S. A., Nanette
Mrs. Edith Haverill, Marion Russell.
Old Margery, Mrs. A. C. Haßlem.
The box office will be open on Thurs-
Los Angeles will be specially favored
this summer in having all of the noted
stock companies at the opera house, in
cluding Chas. Frohman's company in
Men and Women, the Lyceum company,
in Charity Ball, The Wife, Nerres, and
the Idler, and the Los Angeles favor
ite, the Palmer company, in a repertoire
including then latest "New York suc
cess. Alabama. This will be the first
time that both the Lyceum and Palmer
companies visit the coast in one season,
as they usually alternate. Consequent
ly, we are to be congratulated on having
an abuudance of good things this year.
Next week Vernona Jarbeau will be
at the Grand in Starlight. Vernona
must be running close after Maggie
Mitchell and Sarah Bernhardt in point
of age, but when she bounds on the
stage, and puts on that wicked smile,
and glances from the corner of her eyes,
why, Lord bless you, Bhe's as young as
when she was queen of the New York
Robert Graham, who was here in the
Sea King company, will star next sea
son in a play called Larry the Lord.
Mr. Graham is a very pleasing com
edian, but the step ia a daring one.
Mamie Cirbi, his wife, is a remarkably
symmetrical young woman, who shock
ed San Diego one time by appearing in
tights with glove-like feet, each little,
and for that matter, each big toe having
its separate compartment. Mamie wig
gled her pink toes when on the stage in
a very fascinating way, but the act
offended the high moral taste of one of
tbe editors of that city, and he wrote an
editorial leader about the offending,
wiggling toes. Mr. Graham and Mamie
Cirbi are well liked in Los Angeles, and
have many well-wishers.
Dot Rossmore, who has • appeared
many times in this city, is now playing
at Moroseo's theater in San Francisco.
Miss Rossmore is a very handsome
woman, and possesses considerable tal
ent —too much, one would imagine, for
the theater she is at.
Madame Bernhordt's next birthday
will be her fiftieth.
Mme. Modjeska, after filling several
successful engagements in Germany ana
Poland, has gone to Lakopane, in tbe
Carpathian mountains, for rest and rec
reation. She has given her son a hand
some villa there which she owned. Mme.
Modjeska will sail from Bremen for New
York about the end of June, and will
come to her ranch near Santa Ana for
the summer. Her next American tour
will commence tbe latter part of Sep
tember, and will be under the manage
ment of Frank G. Cotter.
Miss Eleanor Calhoun is in San Jose,
at the home of her father, Judge Cal
houn. She has been in Europe for three
years, and will return on May 25th to fill
an engagement in Paris. The Fresno
Expositor says she has acquired a high
reputation as an actress in Paris.
All old habitues of San Francisco
theaters will remember Louise Leigh ton,
of the Tiovli company. For several years
she exercised a very fair voice, and her
very fetching legs on the stag* of that
home of opera. She married the tenor
of that theater, Erkert, and then things
went wrong. Her voice and round
limbs grew thin together, and she went
to Japan expecting to die of consump
tion. But with feminine perverseness
she got well and married a millionaire
Yokohama merchant named Simmons,
and recently passed through San- Fran
cisco on her way to Europe. She has
besides a husband, got back her voice
and plumpness. Mr. Eckert is now
barnstorming in Nevada.
Telulla Evans is playing Violet in the
Little Tycoon company.
Dave Hayman is manager of the She
nandoah company. The Haymans are
all forehanded. Despite their name
there is no hayseed in their hair.
Marcus Mayer has come down from
the perch of grand opera management,
and has turned his giant brain to the
nimble penny turning farce comedy.
Leon Broderick, well known and well
liked here as a member of the Emma
Abbott opera company, is with the Ka
janka company. In his part he has sev
eral songs.
Whatisshe? Sarah Bernhardt's par
ents were Alsutian Jews, she was born
in France, and baptized as a Christian
and the critics call her divine.
John L. Sullivan is booked at the
Los Angeles theater. John smokes
twenty-five cent cigars and spends from
twenty-live to fifty dollars a day setting
'em up, says San Francisco Music and
Drama, to his admirers. This news will
cause many additions to that class when
John arrives.
Jack Perry, formerly of the Club the
ater and the Tivoli of this city, ia now
at the Wigwam in San Francisco.
Laura Biggar is undressing herself to
play Iza in Brady's Clemenceau Case
company on the northwest circuit.
E. J. Buckley is ill in New York. Par
The man who wrote Annie Rooney re
ceived for his work $4.50, which was
just four dollars and a half too much.
The late Emma Abbott's wardrobe
was recently sold at auction in Chicago.
Most of the garments were sold to pri
vate parties, among which were the
"Thistle" dress, which brought $300;
the Ernani robe, of black velvet, trim
med with Venitian point lace, $400; the
gypsy dress worn in the Bohemian Girl,
$80. "
Katie Emmett will appear early in
June at the Grand in the Waifs of New
York. The company has been greatly
strengthened since here last season, be
sides the addition of a practical lire
engine, and a team of trained horses.
Reports of bad business in tbe north
west has at last turned the tide in favor
of Southern California, and next season
all of the big companiet will visit Los
Angeles. The indications are now that
there will not be a single day from Sep
tember lst until June lst that there will
not be a show here.
It required a Boston writer to explain
that Kajanka, the name of Miller
Brothers' spectacle, is pronounced
In answer to an application to appoint
a receiver for the estate of Henry E.
Dixey, the actor swore that he had no
interest in the Seven Ages or Adonis,
and that he merely receives a salary of
$300 per wsek. Of this sum Mr. Dixey
said he paid $100 every week to the
author, $50 to his wife, $50 to his
mother and $25 to his dresser. Th's
leaves the actor only $75, a rather small
D. L. Shields, who has been connected
with the Grand for the past five yeais
in the capacity of assistant treasurer
and press agent, left Saturday night to
join Cleveland's big minstrels, and will
act as representative in advance.
Mary Eastlake, who will be remem
bered as Wilson Barrett's leading lady,
will open her American tour at the
Walnut-street theater, Philadelphia, Oc
tober sth. She does not follow Mr.
Barrett's example and bring a lot of
English actors, having none but her
leading man. The tour will last about
seven months, and will include the
Pacific coast.
Minnie Ttttel is in A Visit to China
town, in New York. She has caught on
there. (
Francis Wilson closed his season on
Friday in Williamsburg, and packed
$100,000 back to New York. The best
on the stage is that of be
ing funny.
Eastern papers credit Robert Mantell
with wearing Lawrence Barrett's man
tle. He is bringing out a lot of new
plays with new people.
Anna Dickinson will soon start on a
lecture tour, and threatens to go on the
stage again. That settles it.
After filling their engagement here,
Charles Frohman's big company in Men
and Women go direct to the Hotel Re
dondo, where they will spend their sum
mer vacation of two weeks.
Geraldine Ulmer, the fashioneble
prima donna, was fashionably married
recently at fashionable St. George's
church, Hanover square, London, before
a fashionable audience, to a fashionable
singer with the fashionable name of Ivan
Caiyll. When the register came to be
signed, however, Ivan had to confess
that his real name was Tilkins. Geral
dine Tilkins has a sound what is rasp
ing to fashionable nerves. A fashiona
ble wedding in Los Angeles some time
ago disclosed a somewhat similar caseof
silly assumed name.
The ladies of the LTniversalist league
cleared abaut $.'lO on their entertainment
Friday evening.
The usual meeting of the council was
held yesterday.
Dr. Pullman will preach in the Uni-
church one week from today.
Messrs. St. John and Hertel were the
winners at the recent whist tournament
of the Pickwick club.
Miss Boyd, of Los Angeles, is the guest
of Miss Lowe over Sunday.
A large picnic party from Los Angeles
spent yesterday at Devil's gate.
At a business meeting of the Shakes
peare club Friday afternoon, the follow
ing officers were elected for the ensuing
term : Miss Ellen Thompson, president;
Mrs. Bandini, vice-president, und Mrs.
Nash, secretary.
There was brilliant playing in the ten
nis court yesterday afternoon.
A summer camp at Mount Wilson
will be opened Tuesday, under the man
agement of Messsß. Martin and Lynch.
It will be known as Camp Wilson.
Charles Mushrush has been formally
engaged to do tbe grading of Raymond
Pasadena was well represented at the
Bellevue Terrace May party, Friday
The Valley Hunt held its last meet of
the season yesterday at Devil's Gate.
The club was well represented, in spite
of the dismal weather, and a jollier meet
was never held.
The North Pasadena Reading circle
held a very enjoyable meeting at Thom
as's hall, Friday night. The lives of
several women authors of America were
read and discussed.
Long Beach has its quota of fossils,
snivelling old Chadbrands without en
terprise, waiting for Providence to send
tenderfeet on whom to unload their
twenty-five feet front lots. Effigies of
humanity and a source of wonder why
they were created. They are easily
known by the hungry, beseeching come-
and-buy-something-otf-me-look that has
scared away more intending purchasers
than would make a town of twice our
present size. Unfortunately such Jo
nah's as the above will get their whack
of the prosperity which will follow from
the enterprise of outsiders who, quick
to discern and appreciate a good thing,
are putting their good money in a rail
road to develop our resources by open
ing to settlement an immense area of
fertile land, and injecting by their ener
gy some of that vitalizing elixir of life of
which we have such a plentiful lack.
Judge Geo. D. Waring, who has been
here all winter under the care of Dr. A.
G. Cook, will leave in a few days for
Chicago, in much improved health. lle<
will be accompanied to Chicago by Dr.
Cook, who expects to be absent about
two weeks. The judge will return in
the fall with bis family, and make Long
Beach his permanent home.
Mrs. T. A. Boynton and daughter, of
Pasadena; Mrs. M.L. White and daugh
ter, of Worcester, Mass., and Mrs. F.
W. Perry, of Norwalk, Conn., are recre
ating at the beach at Mrs. Boynton's
house, Third street.
Mrs. Butcher of Monrovia, and Mrs.
Dr. Wheeler of Spencer, Mass., were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Blown,
last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F. It. Lees, who is a sis
ter of Mrs. E. U. Brown's, who have been
here on a visit, left for their home,
Westport, Conn., a few days ago.
Mrs. W. A. Stephens and mother, who
have spent the winter here at Miss S.
Johnston's cottage, left a few days ago
for their home, St. Paul, Minn.
Ocean Front avenue presents an ani
mated appearance with tbe large num
ber of graders who are busily at work
Chief Engineer W. F. McClure, of the
Terminal, has rented the Cushman cot
tage on Second street, for the season.
Rev. E. Nisbet, D. D., of Denver,
Colo., is here in hopes that the invigor
ating ozone of old Pacific will give him
back the good health he lost in Denver.
The doctor is accompanied by his sister,
Miss E. F. Uisbet.
Mr. Carpenter and family, of Los An
geles, have taken tbe Ducommun house,
Ocean Front avenue, for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Shapleigh, of Denver,
were guests of Mr. 11. C. Dillon this
. Miss Merrill.of Williamsburgh,N. V.,
paid a flying visit to Miss M. M. Fette
last Wednesday.
Will D. Gould was down last Thurs
day, inspecting his fine fig orchard.
Dr. and Mrs. Newton Webster, of Bay
City, Mich., were the guests of Miss S.
M. Johnson for a couple of days this
last week.
A large number of folks from the sur
rounding country drove in here May
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Walker have re
turned from a two weeks' visit at the
Arrowhead Springs.
There has been no oppressive weather
here at the beach so far, though we have
heard complaints from inland towns.
Dr. J. M. Pullman, of Lynn, Masß.,
will deliver a sermon in the music hall
of Redondo hotel on Snnday evening.
Many will be glad of the opportunity to
hear him.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Dennis have gone
to San Diego for a few days, but will re
turn to the Redondo on Monday.
Colonel and Mrs. P. C. Baker re
turned yesterday to the Redondo hotel.
Mr. George 11. Arnold, who has for
the past year been engaged at the Re
dondo hotel, left yesterday for San
Diego where he will have the manage
ment of the Hotel Florence. Mr.
Arnold leaves behind him a host of
warm friends'who regret his departure,
but send with him best wishes. He has
for yearH been connected with the larg
est hotels on the coast, and his affable
manners have gained for him great pop
Dr. Wakefield, the noted divine of
San Jose, ia one of the late arrivals at
tbe Redondo.
Other arrivals are: Mr. and Mrs. W.
Marvin, Victoria, B. C.; H. L. Sloan,
Redlands; Rev. R. S. Cantine, Rev. B.
T.Vincent, F. W. Kringel,J. VI. Mat
tion, Los Angeles; Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Fißher, Napa. B.
Messrs. Cowley and Baker, the new
proprietors of the Arcadia, are pushing
their imp'ovements in connection with
this popular house as fast as possible.
They are of a far more extensive scale
than formerly reported. The hotel will
be thoroughly renovated, electric lights
will be placed all over the house and
probably on the beach in front of the
bath house, which will be overhauled,
all modern conveniences being added
for tbe pleasure of the patrons of the
surf. They will build a restaurant on
the beach, where the thousands of
pleasure seekers will be enabled to see
the finny beauties cooked before their
eager eyes.
The dime social given by the ladies of
the Congregational church, last Friday,
was a great success, being the finest
given this year.
Mrs. Thos. J. Newby broke her an
kle last Wednesday. This is the second
time the lady has had an accident at the
same place.
The recent arrivals at the Jackson
house are: Peter Mulden, P. Hitinger,
F. E. Eberhardt; Phil. C. Bryne, Miss
A. A. C. Barnes, Los Angeles; Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Akere, Santa Fe, N. M.; O.
A. Hampton, M. B. Demick, D. M.
O'Leary, Pasadena; L. P. Sweeney, C.
W. Richards, C. Haaa, Chicago, 111.
Miss Mary Bruner, of Los Angeles,
has rented the Richmond cottage on
Third street.
E. D. Suits has returned from his visit
to Inyo county. Mr. Suits reports that
section of country developing as last as
their isolated condition will warrant,
and predicts a big boom there as soon as
they recieve communication by rail
with Los Angeles.
The special sum mer train service takes
effect to day, when an additional morn
ing train, leaving the Arcade depot, will
leave at 12:25 a. m., and the last train
from Santa Monica at 5:50 p. in.
'the Sunday school of the Congrega
tional church give an anniversary con
cert this evening at their hall, on the
corner of Third street and Oregon ave
The school children enjoyed a May-day
picnic in Rustic cafion.
Dr. 8. Mansfield has rented the Cap
tain Tompkinson cottage for the sum
mer. H.
Dr. Lleliig & Co., of San Francisco,
Will visit Los Angeles, May 4th to 9th,
and will have private reception rooms
and offices for free consultation at 123
South Main street, nearly opposite Grand
opera house.
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