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VOL. XLIV. NO. 35 THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT ITS ANNUAL BANQUET. THESE REPRESENTATIVE FELLOWS WERE PRESENT BY CHARLES F. LUMMIS A thousand years against tbe north the Baxon oak has wrenched A livelihood Irom grudging soil; against a hostile sky Uplifting its undaunted head and mighty tranches clenched— Too storm-beleaguered half to live, too stub born yet to die. Impassively and stern it faced the bullying Icy blast, Half-mockingly smiled back when sham of sunshine smirked about— The winter thief that stripped It stark and froze It haid and fast; Tbe summer cheat tbat coaxed it fight another winter out. 51ow circlets counted up its years; the cen' turies were told By inch and inch of rugged girth and scars for every year. For every year a deeper crop of wrinkles mani fold, And less of sap to stir its heart or give its leaf lets cheer. Aye! Strength is noble everywhere, but even It may wrong Tho strenuous arms, tho iron hearts it bids for ever strive. For strength is meant for something more than merely to bo strong; md life is not a lifetime spent in strain to keep alive! Bethink you—nay, but let it rest. For what was not, shall be! The unbreakable heart of oak was wrought, in thai embittered past, Against the far, nnreckoned day when south ern skies should bco The stern old giant's saplings set to kindlier soil at last! Where motherly Nature smiles: "They called you oaks, at home, forsooth I But wait—X fain would show you now my no tion ol a tree; And what tin oak was meant to be, tbat shall attain in truth lis own potential, and the scope of acorns yet io be! "Thowhcrc it shall expand at will unvexed and undoformed— Nor curse the earth for miserly, nor count the sky a foe - Shall set its leaves in certainty, and feel its fibres warmed To joy of life, to grace and strength its sires could never know!" •T were WO 11 we let the mother-heart work out the mother-will- Her face is sweet with fruitful years, with con scious mastery calm. It may be sho shall teach us here to keep the staunchness, still, Of oak— the while wo learn aa well the ever grocn of tho palm I The Annual Banquet It was tlie annual banquet commemo rating the .seventh year of the existence of the l.os Angeles chnmbcr of commerce, ami I*7 members and their guests, rep resenting the wealth and brains of tho city of Los Angeles, sat in the gallery ot tho building of the chamber from 7:30 until nearly midnight last night, and did ample justice to the feust < f reason and the flow of soul which had been providod lor their delectation. Tho sceno was a brilliant one.moru brilliant than had been any of its predecessors, and it will prob ably be many years before the impres sions created will have been removed ■"roni tho minds ot those who were partici "pants in the feast. Decorations were everywhere. Thero . T.;r? liners in the various exhibit rooms, Q Weather today: Fair. During the Past Four Months Over «* nAr-rr Advertisements V u os Printed in The Herald. The Herald's Circulation Is Climbing Up Rapidly. THE TRANSPLANTING flaps, banting and greenery in tho gal leries and every nook and corner where they could be placed to advantage. The table decorations in tho banquet galleries were in charge of Captain P. Edward Gray. They consisted of pink and white carnations in profusion. There woie two stationery lamps upon every tabic, each profusely supplied with incandescent lights of pink and white shades trimmed with Spanish moss, the latter a product from Santa Barbara. It was shortly after 7 o'clock when the guests oegan to arrive upon the scone. As "Thero i 3 no question likely to come before tho fifty-fourth congress of moro interest to tho people of the United States, and purtieuluily to the citizens of the Puvtfio coaa), than that wh;ch involves tho Nicaragua canal. —Senator 8. M. White. etch ascended tic stairs ho was handed uu outline of luo proceedings, jcadiug as follows: Annual Uanquct I-os Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Please notot—Oueaii and members on entering will please 'cave their hats und ciuts in room v. where they w'll Lo «ii eked. LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING. MAY 16, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES Koep your ticket with you; it *will bo taken up aa soon aa you are seated at tho table. At 7:45 the gong in the exhibit hall will be sounded and the procession will form to march to the gallery whore tho ban quet is served. Bo sure to select somo ono who will be congenial company for you at tho table, and march in with him. The proccsoion will form on tho west sido of tho hall, facing the south. Guests and speakers, with their escorts will bo nt tho head of tho line tn tlie vicinity of tho big car of corn. Others will fall in, two and two. Speakers and guests will go around the outside of the table, occu pying seats reserved for them, ond so marked. Members will go around the in side of the table until all seata thoro are filled, nnd then go to the outside of tbe tabic, ruling -.he unoccupied seats thorc. Please noto that there is n ) place of special advantage at the table, ns the speakers are carefully distributed all over the hall. When all are in their places the presi dent will give the signal for seating. Our speakers will hardly consume moro than 10 minutes each in their remarks, and several of them will speak only live minutes. The programme, therefore, will probably be over by 11:30. Remember that any movement on tno bare floor will make a noise to disturb the speakers. Members should be es pecially considerate in this matter. Dressing rooms will bo found in tho southeast corner of the building, main floor, and in the southwest corner, up stairs. E. F. C. KLOKKE, I). FREEMAN, W. B. CLINE, HANCOCK BANNING, c. n. willard, Committee on Arrangements. Then Professor Charles A. Jones, con ductor ot the Catalina Island band, waved his baton and trie grand march to the banquet gallery began. It was by this time 7:30. The reception committee, con sisting of L. A. Groff, 11. K. Wade. I. A. Lothian, General E. P. Johnson, Max Meybcrg, A. Jacoby, R. M. Widnov, W. G. Kerckhoff, E. T. Stimson and W. G. Wedenicycr. had made every one nt enso by a general introduction of the guests to each other in the headquarters of the committee in the club room of the build ing. The soatin* committee, consisting of F. L. Alles. W. M. Garland, N. Cole, jr., F. K. Rule, J. S. Salkcy, J. F. Fran cis, H, Siegel, Joseph Maier, W. B. Ba con, W. S. De Van. Gregory Perkins, jr.. Louis F. Vcttcr, E. 0. Chapin, 11. M. Bulla. L. Shaw. D. M. MoGurry, Newell Matthews and Frank W. Burnett, had its headquarters in the secretary's office. To the members of this latter committee had been assigned the duty of acting ns ushers and seating the guess and the vari ous speakers In their ptoper places at the banquet board. The signal to take up the march to the feast was the pulling of gong by President Patterson, at which sound the procession formed at tho south ond of ' the hall. The march was once around and then the company wound their way up the stairway to the banquet tables. At the head of the procession marched the reception committee, followed by the speakers and the invited guests. Arriv ing at their various places, thero was an other signal and then the company sat down. The dinner consisted of twelve ooiussa. the dissection of a third Of tho menu bringing on tho addressee of tho evening. The menu was as follows: Oyst*rs, a la tourist hotel. Sauterno, Crosta iilanca, to tho Nicaragua canal ' baited almonds a In land of sunshine, fruits and Dower*, toui'. Mock turtle, a la citrus fair. Sherry, E. J. Baldwin - To the Merchants' association, sicks, a la board of trade. Celery, a la 'terminal railway I'ompano, a la Sauta Monica wharf. Filet of sole, a la Hedoudo Beach railway. Potato croquettes— n la Southern Pacific railway. Olives, a la fiesta de Los Angeles. Terrapin, en oaliae. a la Half Million club. Fillet of beef, tiuancics, a la beet sugar industry. Claret, Schramsnurger— To the glorious climate of California. Lime 'rappe, a la Mount Lowe railway. "To the special guests of this occasion I extend a cordial greeting. "—President W. C. Patterson. Russian salad, a la our electric railways. Roast lamb with mint sauce, a la harbor at San I'edro. Port, Suuuy Slope, io 100,0 )0 population. Green peas, a la Sunta Fe railway. Chicken, a la Maryland, a la boom of 1887. Champagne, Mumm, to the Chamber of Commerce. Ice cream and cake, a la Wilmington Trans portation company. Figs, nuts and raisins, a la good roads. Strawberries, a la irrigation. Crackers and cheese, a la Los Angeles Press. Oranges, a la Southern California Fruit Exchange. Coffee and cigars, a la Bait Lake railway. The Feast of Reason President Patterson, in introducing the literary features of tho feast, spoke as fol lows : "Gentlemen of the Chamber of Com merce ami Invited Quests:—At the close of a propitious twelve months or more since our last annual banquet, we havo met for a brief season oi mutual felicita tion and social enjcyitient. To the spe cial guests of this occasion I extend a cor dial greeting. "The occupancy of its splendid present quarters, the growth of tne chamber in numbers, the maintenance of its high character, together with its increased im portance and influence, both at home and abroad are proper subjects k for and congratulation. "During my recent visit to different section a of the state 1 found the L*OS An geles chamber of ooramtjrce everywhere quoted as an organization to bo emulated mi every respect, and I have also'found that tbo enterprise and wonderful pro gress ot Southern California bad become the standards by which the activities of other sections of tbe state were measured, "I observe that Southern California -as a topic—does not appear fwpon the pro gramme. lam quite inclined, therefore. Without consulting him, to impose upon the muster of ceremonies as a penalty of the greatness which is about to bo thrust upon him, tho task of speaking most beautifully and eloquently to that subject. "I am now honored with the opportuni ty of presenting as master of ceremonies Judge J. S. Blauaun, a gentleman whoso pcsonal beauty aud siren voice will ren der him at once an object of fascinating interest." Tons*master Slauson's Speech Then the president of the chamber in troduced as toastmuster Mr. J. S. Slauson, who said: "It's a big subject. Southern Califor nia," said Mr. Slauson in opening, "a land of remarkable conditions; a land where upon one side of the mountains you shiver and freeze, while upon the other side you roast ami toast. It is the land of the soft-voiced Spaniard, tho guttural Spanish, and the pure Anglo-Saxon. It is a laud of too little or nut enough* A land where there is always too n.any Re publicans to suit the Democrats far too many Democrats to euit thu Republicans, It is a land where a man is always either a bully fellow or a son-of-a-gun"; a land uf the greatest of plenty or the most of poverty. A land of ups and down* in real estate, 11 land where there is a Mount Lowe railroad; where tbere exists this chamber of commerce; where there have been the Merchants* associations and La Fiestas. I now have tho pleasure of introducing to you United Htates Senutor (Stephen M. White who will put on his toga, talk to yon about dee and tweedlo dum, tell you tlie difference be tween monometallism and bimetallism, free trude and protection and who will in cidentally discuss to you the Nicaragua canal." (Applause and laughter.) Senator White's Speech The iirst formal speaker of the evening was United States Senator Stephen M. White, who responded to tho toast The Nicaragua Canal. Tliero is no question likely to come before the fifty-fourth congress of more interest io the people of the United States and particularly to the citizens of tho la p "To Representative Barham of the far north T extend my hand tonight, not across the bloody chasm, but above the rugged Tehachepi rango which has attempted to separate us in the past -leveling it to the piano of a united anil universal brother hood—and propose this toast. ' the United Delegation uf California in the Next Congress;' may it work as a unit for the state of California, one and inseparable, tirst. tbe United States of America a close second and all the world afterwards." Tbe toast Congressman MeLuchlan would like to have proposed. elflo coast, than that which involves the I Nicaragua canal* This subject has been | t>o thoroughly discussed, aud you are all I man sowar: ram Many More Than fOOO Places for the * , f nOO Employers Who Read 1 lUXZ Next Sunday's Herald. The Herald <!oes to Thousands of Homes Every Day. so anxious for the completion of the work that I hesitate to devote much time to a topic with which. 1 know, you are all necessarily familiar. The cheap and rapid transportation of commodities from one country f o another, and from the producer V> the consumer, from the point of surplus to the doint of deficiency is not only desirable, but absolutely de manded by modern civilization. The theory that because the Almighty permit ted Iho isthmian junction of North and South America it must be impious for man 10 sever the connection. 110 longer obtains among rational or informed men. Yet we arc confronted by many who sug gest ullcgcd reasons strongly resembling the absurd suggestion to which I havo just alluded. Some of our inland states men sffict to think that the project will benefit the coast only. The unpatriotic and contracted view has bean often over turned. It has been frequently demon strated that tho nation cannot greatly prosper upon tbe coast without assisting tlie interior, nor vice versa. Then others have intimated that obstacles are pre sented by the constitution, and that while we may improve harbors anil dig canals within the United States for tho purposo of regulating interstate commerce, wo cannot do similar work abroad, nor even construct a lighthouse upon foreign soil, although the constitution confers tho same authority to regulate our foreign commerce that it grants with reference to that which is domestic. California is particularly interested in this enterprise. It may be interesting to note the enorm ous saving in distances wihch will result. "Senator Perkins called attention in making an address in the senato upon this topic to the fact that when the Nicaragua canal is completed the oil-water route via the canal will be several hundred miles less from New York to the Pacific ocean than any railway lino acruss the conti nent. The shortest railroad communica tion from New York to the Pacilic is a littlo over 3200 miles; whereas, by the Nicaragua canal it will be but little over MOO miles by an all-water route from the metropolis of the republic to the Pacilic. I made a partial estimate some time ago of the business wli.ch California must do through the Nicaragua canal. ' As tending to show th') business which awaits the construction of this canal, 1 lind in the report before the senate a par tial statement of transcontinental rail road tratlic from California in 181)0. where it is said that that state exported from tho port of San Francisco 141.448.180 pounds of canned and dried fruits, in cluding raisins; 1,623,867 cases of canned salmon, 4,500.000 gallons of wines nnd brandy, 5.7:14.120 pounds of hops and 22,- W2.000 pounds of wool, fully IKI percent of which was transported by rail across the continent. Portland, Seattle, Tscoma and other cities were also large exporters of like commodities. Quantities of shin gles were shipped from Paget sound, and all the places named were large importers of provisions by railroad. At a moderate estimate this business amounted to 250, --000 tons; total. 8.812,840 tonss. Tlhe total reforrca to includes the vast freight enu merated 0 1 page ;10 of tie report and de scribed as coming from the various sources therein set torth. "The California production in 1884, as far as gathered, Indicates hetter business than that estimated by the jjromoters of tho canal. I Much has been said about foicign com p.tition with California fruits, especially orange and a great deal ut nonsense has PRICE FIVE CENTS , boen spoken with reforence to the insig nificant reduction mnde in the tariff on these articles. That reduction did not exceed irom 10 to 18 cents a box. and yet the orange growers of California have been paying H7l; cents a box for freight from the point of production to the point of consumption. The taisln grower of Cali fornia pays a cent a pound to ship his fruit to New York, but the Mediterranean producer pays a rttfarte'f of a cent a pound, because he has the advanage of witter communication. I believe that there will bo such a reduction in freights when the canal is complete that our fruit producers will double their profits. And 1 may be permitted here to observe tbat if the statistics which aro furnished to papers are correct, the most profitable ag ricultural pursuit in tho world is rais ing oranges in Southern California. I do not refer to tho inferior grades of or anges. The people of tlie cast will not eat these. Tbo man who sells frozen or ange- in an eastern market ought to by subjected to a very severe chastisement. He injures the character of his neigh bor* fruit, and deserves to be sent to a climats whero there is absolutely no freei ing. If 1 might be permittd to digress to make a comment, I would say that I expect to see the time when railroads will bo operated upon the basis of actual value, just as we run our every day busi ness, and I believe the construction of the Nicaragua canal will necessitate tbe adoption of this common sense course, and the peoplo who have loaned too much money upon railroad securities will be compelled to follow the course pursued by those who have loaned excessive amounts upon other classes of property. »Tho engineeiing problems which are to be met with in the construction of this canal can be readily encountered. The great dam at Ochoa will prove quite an undertaking, but there is not a single work to bo performed upon the entire route as formidable as numerous struc tures of a similar nature which have been made successful in various parts of the world. The rainfall, so often com mented upon, is not equal to tbat of other tropical countries, as India, for example, where great earthen dams and irrigation works have been succesfnlly maintained. As illustrating what nature has alroady dono to suggest this scheme. 1 need only refer to the incident mentioned byCip tain Merry, who tells us that many years ago a 000-ton steamer sailed up the Han THE NEWS Events of the World, the Nation, Southern California and Los Angeles WEATHER REPORT-United States depart ment ot agriculture weather bureau's report, received at Loi Angeles May 15, 1895. Places j W'ther A ..gcles/ Diego.. ! Obispo: soo 74 W (SB NW 912 W Brt |\V 88 SE 7-J ISW 54 S SO NW 84 |N£ II... I eI Forecast—May 15.—For Southern California: Fair; slightly cooler, except nearly station ary temperature along the coast: freih westerly winds. Temperature—Report of observations taken at Los Angeles May 15th. [Note—Barometer reduced to a-a level.] Timo. Bar. .:()0 a. m. ■ :00 p. m. w YV Maximum temperature. 74. Minimum temperature, sti. Rainfall past *J4 hours, .01. Rainfall for season, 10.05. BY TELEGRAPH—Tho woman's suffrage con vention at Sail Lake adjourned....Vera Ava is again in trouble in Chicago Tha great silver convention opened at Salt Lake — A proposition has been made to build an electric line from Napa to Calis toga... .1 he postoffice at cloverdale was looted and over ¥1000 In money and stumps ; taken Robert Watt has been elected vice-president of the valley rail road, vice Whittlcr, resigned .. The Ala meda county assessor is making matters unpleasant for tho Southern Pacific com pany ; the assessment in Oakland was raised from $08,000 to ¥2q0,000 ...The groat Hrooklyn handicap run atitravesend was won by Hornpipe, a '20 to L shot; the time was slow, ABOUT THE ClTY—Chamber of commerce annual banquet Annual meeting of tha Southern California Science association Fire commissioners' regular weekly meet ing Hysteria nearly caused a young woman's death Tbe Episcopal dioceian convention Life in society Court notes and new suits filed Judge Smith's address to Kid Thompson and the sentence of death... \V. K. Dial won his suit against the Southern Pacific railroad Musical notes of a day....The Fourth of July com mittees hold a lively meeting. COMMERCIAL HATTERS-Californlafruit in tbe world's marketa.. .How Engdsh flrma manufacture apricot marmalade....lndi cations promise a thorough c can up of oranges. ...An inning for the bears on Wall Btreet—Local market notes. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Reminds-Meeting of Baptist. Young Peo ple's union... The new hotel. Santa Monica—Bath houso improvements .... Personal notes. Pomona-Bicyclists win the lantern fight ... Coming ball. Pasadena—Electric railway doing finely.... Raymond stsj-s by the old site. Santa Ana—Street pavement a great success — Horse and bicycle race. Reuondo—Snipping notes. Echo Mountain—The ghost of an oceaa.