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LOS ANGELES' STRIDE.
An Average of Nine New
Buildings Daily for
SUBURBS TO BE ANNEXED
Will Give the City a Population
of Over a Hundred
BRANCHING OUT IN ALL LINES.
Some of the Immense Structures
That Are Famous for Archi
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept. 4.— there
is a city on the coast that can compare
With Los Angeles in solid and substantial
growth it has yet to be heard from. At no
time in the history of this city, not ex
cepting the period or the marvelous
"boom," has there been so much building
going on as at present. The building per
mits issued last month exceeded those of
San Francisco by over $100,000, and this
month promises to eclipse the previous
month's record. The average increase
during the past year has been nine houses
a day, showing a net gain in population
of at least 10,000, and there are now fewer
houses to let than ever before. This is a
remarkable showing for the middle of
summer, when the exodus to the seaside
is supposed to take place, and the problem
that confronts property-owners now is
how to provide buildings fast enough to
accommodate the large influx of winter
Los Angeles is reaching out in every
direction, and districts which a year ago
were barren now contain many beautiful
homes, streets sewered" piped and
flanked with cement walks.
On October 3 and 4 elections will be held
for the purpose of annexing outlying terri
tory which is now practically a portion of
INTERIOR OF THE BRADBUHY BLOCK, LOS AiNGELES.
[Reproduced from a photograph.]
Los Angeles, being well built up and with
in easy access by electric cars. The districts
to be annexed are Pico Heights, Roseclale,
Vernon and Tniversity on the south ar.d
Highland Park on the north. Estimating
■the present population at 70,000 the annex
ing of these districts will place the number
fit souls contained in Los Angeles at con
siderably over lUO.OOO.
The building permits issued for Monday
And Tuesday of last week aggregate $30,
--400, and no one exceeds $4000 in value.
V'hile it Is conceded that Los Angeles has
some of the most beautiful and substantial
THE FBED J. BYRNE BUILDING, LOS ANGELES.
[Reproduced from a photograph.]
buildings on the coast, all of which contain
in every particular the latest improve
ments known to the building art, the city
is not content to rest on her laurels, but is
adding almost daily other handsome struc
tures to the already large list. The Court
house, City Hall, Stimson block, Bryson
block, Phillips block, Wilson block, Baker
block and Bradbury building have had
their full quota of justice given them as
landmarks of the city's growth and pros
perity. No business building on the coast
excels the Bradbury block in point of
architectural beauty and interior arrange
ment and finish, and since its completion
photographs have by request been sent to
all parts of the United States, showing the
structure of the court.
The greatest improvement in commercial
building has taken place on Broadway,
formerly Fort street, and it is now con
ceded to be the future shopping street of
the city. A successful effort has been
made to keep saloons and cigar-stands off
the street, so as to enable ladies to exam
ine shop-windows at their leisure, un
hampered by the crowd of men who
usually congregate in front of saloons, and
no drinking-place has found a lodgment
on that thoroughfare from Second to Sixth
One of the most beautiful structures that
adorn the city has just been completed at
the corner of Third street and Broadway,
diagonally across from the Bradbury
THE WILCCX BUILDING, LOS ANGELES.
[Reproduced from a photograph.]
i block. It is known as the Fred J. Byrne
j building and was erected by Mrs. Margaret
Irvine and named in memory of her
j youngest son, who died in May, 1889.
I The design of the building is the joint
I product of Messrs. J. W. and Cal
j Byrne, brothers of the deceased. The
\ architectural character of the building
; may be termed a niodiiicntion of the
I Italian renaissance. The structure has a
i frontage on Broadway of 120 feet and 105
lon Third. It is five stories in height and
1 lias an interior court affording light and
ventilation 34x28 feet, extending from the
second floor to the roof. One feature of
the building is that each floor in the
arrangement of offices is an" exact counter
part of the other, and that every office has
a connecting door with the adjoining one.
The first Moor contains five storerooms,
21xtQ5 feet in dimensions, the fronts of
which are composed entirely of plate glass
and iron columns. The entrance on Broad
way is of Yakima sandstone, the design
being Corinthian. The floor ofThe vestibule
is of white marble, the wainscoting of
pink Tennessee marble, and the walls and
ceiling finished in plaster and handsomely
frescoed. Two rapid elevators, run by
electricity, afford access to the upper
floors. The outer walls of the superstruc
ture are of lemon-colored Roman pressed
brick, the facades being ornamented by
fluted pilasters topped at the fourth story
by elaborate Corinthian capitals. Tho in
terior finish of the building is everything
that could be desired for an office building,
and the rooms are rapidly being tilled by
the most desirable class of tenants.
The new Wilcox building, now in pro
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1895.
cess of construction at the corner of Sec
ond and Spring streets, opposite the Hol
lenbeck Hotel, is already rented from
basement to roof. It will be, when fin
ished, one of the handsomest structures in
Southern California. The style will be
renaissance, the decorative features closely
following that classical order. The ground
dimensions are 120x157 feet, the height of
the building four stories, with a basement
of the most substantial nature. This
building will be unique from the fact of
its being the tirst one in the history of Los
Angeles whose outer walls will be built en
tirely of dressed stone. The Yakima
quarries will supply the material. The
ground story will be of iron and plate
glass, with the exception of the Spring
street entrance, which will be of massive
rut-stone blocks, topped with balcony and
balustrade. No expense will be spared to
place the building on a par with the other
| fine commercial buildings of Los Angeles,
j and in interior finish and appointments,
I elevator service, ventilation, light and
heat, it will be surpassed by none.
The building is being erected by Mrs. M.
A. Wilcox and her four children — Mrs. M.
A. Longstreet: Mrs. J. C. Drake, wife of
Lieutenant Drake, U. S. N T .; Mrs. R. H.
Miner, wife of Lieutenant Miner, U. S. N.,
and Alfred H. Wilcox, of San Francisco.
Mitchell <fc Mitchell are the architects and
supervisors of construction of the building.
WOMEN LAWYERS' EVENING
The Portia Law Club Gives Its
Second Monthly Enter
A. P. Van Duzer Discusses a New
Trial— A Dramatic and Musical
The second of the Portia Club's public
evenings was observed last night by a well
rendered literary and musical entertain
ment in Beethoven Hall on Post street.
A. P. Van Duzer opened (.he exercises
with a lecture on the law, which he dis
cussed from the particular stand of a mo
tion for a new trial.
Other numbers on the programme were:
Soprano solo, '-The Holy City," by Mrs. H.
Lewis of the club; a dramatic recitation enti
tled "The Window rurtain," by Miss Lavaun
Hallett; a, bass solo by J. A. Fogarty ; n piauo
6olu by Henry Retiman: a contralto solo,
"Stella Confidante," by Senorita A. Mojlca,
witi'. violin obligato by Senor Luciano Mojiea,
cad the teut s»:ene from "Julius Caesar," by
Dr. William P. Sprague.
In addressing the women lawyers of San
Francisco, Mr. Van Duzer said he be
lieved that the law was the best thing that
a woman could turn her attention to at
the present time; that there is nothing so
abstruse or diiiicult about the science of
law but what an ordinarily intelligent
woman can master.
After tracing briefly the history of trials
before the institution of the jury system
or tlie appellate court, he addressed the
audience a typical appeal for a new trial,
assuming that they were the Supreme
He took Eve's case and asked for a new
trial for four different reasons: The in
sufficiency of the testimony on which she
was convicted ; the fact that, contrary to law,
she was made to testify against herself ; the
admission of the testimony of Adam
against her, an accomplice's testimony not
being allowed; and last of all, that the
records show that the proper penalty was
The penalty should have been death for
touching the forbidden fruit, whereas the
sentence was: "Thou shalt be subject to
thy husband and he shall rule over thee."
Mr. Van Duzer showed by the last year's
police reports that 26,«i97 men were ar
rested in San Francisco in 1894, and that of
that number over 13,000 were arrested for
drunkenness, and from this he wished to
prove that man was not competent to take
care of himself much less his wife.
He said the Supreme Court was too
technical and that the Justices banded
do # wn decisions every year that were un
necessarily verbose and voluminous.
THE BAY CITY WHEELMEN.
Directors and Koad Officers Nominated
for the Knsning Year.
The nominating committee recently
elected by the Bay City Wheelmen have
selected the following gentlemen to serve
as directors for the ensuing year: F. H.
Kerrigan, Sanford Plummcr, W. D. Shel
don, A. J. Menne, W. H. Toepke, Harry
Larkin, P. H. Watters, C. A. Eiliot, H. P.
Howard, Byron D. Bent. George P. Wet
Road officers — Captain, S. I'lunimer;
first lieutenant, George P. Caldwell ; sec
ond lieutenant, Gustav Rosburg.
The Liberty Cycling Clnb will hold a
five-mile road race from San Leandro to
Haywards on Sunday, September 15. The
entries and handicaps are: O. St. Denia,
Ir. Nansen and W. Schneutenhaus, 2%
mm.; D. A. Easton, H. W. Bassett, 1%
mm.; W. Irelan, H. Wahnig, H. Smith,
N. A. Robinson, VX mm.; F. Haley, 1
mm.; A. E. Nelson, B. C. Hatch, V£ mm.;
F. Struven, scratch.
The Outing Road Club elected a new set
of road officers last Monday night. They
are: E. Meussdorffer, captain; David Sol
omon, first lieutenant; Sol Peiser, second
lieutenant. The club will hold a five-mile
road race at San Leandro on the 15tb.
Valuable medals and prizes will be given
for time and place.
A Capgized Tarty.
Yesterday "King" McManus and a party of
friends took an airing along Powell-street
whnrf, and several of the young men boarded
a Whitehall boat for a sail. They fastened
down tho main sheet to the boat thwart and
scudded away to beat the oflicial time of the
interclub yachts over the channel course. As
the wind was blowing 6trongly and the bay
was quite roueh, the usual event took place,
and the unskillful sailors were soon struggling
in the water alongside of the capsiced boat.
They clung desperately to the overturned
craft, and the accident would have ended
fatally had not Boatmen Sennet and Kane
hurried to their rescue and succeeded in pull
ing them out of the pay. Dr. W. J. Quinlan
lost his silk hat, which went bobbing away
merrily with the tide to sea.
The Order of St. Constantine claims to
be one of the oldest in existance, dating
back its history to A. D. 313. For hun
dreds of years it was extinct, but was re
vived by Russia in the last century.
OLYMPIC CLUB FINANCES.
Its Officers Declare It Was
Never Better Off Than
DEBTS FAST DISAPPEABING.
The Ladles' Night and Wrestling
Tournament to Be Held
Before the expiration of another week
the Olympic Club will pass under a new
administration. Last night the closing
meeting of the old board was held, and
next Tuesday the club members will con-
vene to install the men they have just
With the new administration there
come but few new plans. The cJub is not
in a condition for experiments, and while
the new officers are confident in the asser
tion that the club has not been in better
condition since it entered the building on
Post street reports to the contrary have
been persistently circulated, but the offi
cers of the club, both new and old, declare
there is no foundation for any statement
which says the club is financially embar
Said F. W. Eaton, the newly elected
president, yesterday :
The club has now outstanding unsecured
debts to the amount of about $35,000. Of this
amount $29,500 is owing to the First National
Bank, and the greater part of the remainder is
made up of current expenses. This debt is
being pnid off at the rate of several thousand
dollars a year. Last year nearly .*9OOO was paid
upon it, and this year there will be more.
The bonds of the club are all held by a few
men who will not see the club in danger. Out
side a few scattered bonds, the entire issue is
in the hands of John Mackay, the estate of
James G. Fair, the estate of James Flood, John
D.Spreckels and A. P. Hotaling. "^ith these
people in control of the bonds the club cannot
P. W. Eaton, the New President.
[From a photograph.]
become seriously embarrassed, and all that is
needed is economy in the administration of its
So far those who will govern the club for the
coming year have not met together, and we
have no* concerted plans us to creating enthu
siasm among the members and developing ath
letics among the members. It naturally falls
within the province o f the leader and the cap
tain to make suggestions in this regard, and
what they say in the matter will be carried out
What we reed most of all is members. Every
man in the club ought to bring in a new mem
ber, for it is only upon the income obtained
from dues that theciubcan pay off its debts
and meet its current expenses at the same
time. We have, in, the past boards, reduced all
expense possible, and we shall continue to do
so in the future within reason.
It casts about iff^OO a month to run the
Olympic Club. Of this nearly SIOOO is in
terest on bonds and debts, $1900 is salaries
and the remainder includes current ex
penses and repairs. The income is suffi
cient to meet thi«, but it will not do much
more, and for that reason the strictest
economy has been necessary. One of the
measures of economy adopted was the
introduction of an electric light plant,
wnich has reduced the gas bill of some
hundreds of dollars every month down to
an insignificant coal bill and a small re
pair account. This plaut, put in a year
and a half ago, has just been paid for.
The difference in the expense was put in
each month toward paying for the rivna
mos and the engines— the wires were laid
when the building was erected— and the
saving can now be diverted to other chan
nels and to reduce other accounts.
The principal item of expense just now
is the outside grounds. The athletic park
C. P. Bosworth, the New Secretary.
[From a pliotograph.]
kept up by the clnb out on the road to the
Cliff House costs from $400 to $500 a month
to run, and since tbe street along the side
was graded the grounds are practically
useless, except for the tield athletes and
the tennis players. The track has long
since been covered with sand, and a law
suit is now pending to determine who shall
remove it and build a bulkhead to keep
more from sifting in. The case now before
the courts is to be submitted upon briefs,
both sides to agree to the points involved,
and upon the decision in the action will
depend whether or not the club will main
tain the grounds for the four years of the
lease still remaining, or if the grounds
shall revert at once to the owner of the
property, John T. Doyle.
Should the court release the club from
the remaining portion of the lease another,
athktic park will be established as soon as'
the neceisary site can be found. If possi
ble a three-lap track will be built inplace
of the one of six laps now being buried
under tbe sand, and in the middle of the
big track will be ample room for any of the
games of the field.
The tennis annex, a portion of the club
which has been allowed to lag during the
past year, can then be revived, and with it
will spring the wheelmen and the outdoor
The wheelmen are now forming the most
active as well as the largest annex to the
club. There are over 200 members, and
all are banded together in an organization
of their own while being governed by the
parent club. H. H. White, one of the new
directors, is the president and A. C. Thorn
White is also chairman of the Olympic
Gun Club, a shooting annex including
over sixty members. Besides these are a
swimming annex and a boating annex, the
latter a very young organization, but
showing considerable strength for its age.
There are under investigation now several
sites for the boathouse of this annex, and
as soon as the right place is found boats to
keep it running will be provided.
Just now upon the club's programme is
a "ladies' night," at which the principal
feature will De a wrestling tournament.
Already the matches have been made, and
within the next few days the notifications
will be sent out. Among those who will
be on the mat on September 12, the night
selected, will be Harry Graham, the club's
old time wrestler. He will meet John N.
Bird of the Acme Club, both at 155 pounds,
and a great match is expected. Graham
was at one time considered the best
wrestler in the club, and no wrestling tour
nament ever took place without him
among the entries.
Other matches will be between L. H.
Fenties of the Olympic Club and t\ W.
Kohler of the Acme, each 145 pounds;
M. Mariche of the San Francisco Athletic
Club and F. E. Kington of the Olympic
Club, each 120 pounds; E. P. Armbruster
of the Olympic Club and Gus La Rue of
Acme Club, each 122 pounds; T. K. Code
and H. T. Butler, both of the Olympic
Club, at catchweights.
There is also a swimming tournament in
course of preparation, and a series of box
ing matches is being talked of for the end
of this month. Unaer these circumstances
the club will have entertainment enough
to keep the new administratflbn busy.
These entertainments cost a good deal,
however, and another of the big items
among the lict of expenditures is that of
entertainment expenses. The boxing
matches are the most expensive, fre
quently costing as much as $600 and $800,
but it is estimated that they bring in
nearly that much in the initiation fees of
those attracted to the club by the enter
tainment, for it is a well-understood rule
that practically no one but outside con
testants and their seconds and attendants
can attend the tournaments unless they
be members, and no one can come or
bring ladies to the ladies' nights unless he
The meeting held last evening was not
long nor was the business of special im
portance. The reading of a few bills, the
official linding of the result of the last elec
tion and the reading of reports took up an
hour and a half, and then the old board
adjourned sine die.
The club itself will meet next Tuesday
evening and the new officers will be in
stalled at that time.
The reports submitted will also be read
and published, and from that on the new
men will direct the ciub.
The old board retires, conscious of the
fact that it hes aone its duty to the fullest
extent. There have been many members
expelled, but the membership is still
nearly as large as formerly. There are
some delinquents, but the amount of un
paid dues is well within control; there
have been no big debts contracted during
the yeur. and the floating debt lias been
reduced by nearly $10,000. There have
been entertainments equaling any that the
club has ever given, and there are im
provements in the clubrooius and appa
ratus which have kept the organization up
to date in everything pertaining to an
institution of its kind.
"In spite of reports to the contrary,"
said John A. Hammersmith, after the
meeting last evening, "the club is as strong
and in as good condition as it ever was,"
and this sentiment was heartily echoed by
Advantages of the System
Pointed Out at Last Night's
Municipal Ownership Petition Is In
dorsed—Building Trades to
The Painters' Union, which recently or
ganized, held a very enthusiastic mass
meeting at the Turk-street Temple last
night, at which the proposition to have a
working-card system adopted was strongly
Its name is the Progressive Brotherhood
of Painters and Decorators of California,
and according to the views of last night's
speakers it does not intend to confine itself
simply to securing and maintaining a good
rate of wages and an eight-hour day, but
contemplates going into politics, too.
President E. H. Windser outlined the
prospective scope of its work in his open
ing remarks, and was followed in a similar
vein by James W. Rose, to whose efforts is
largely due the reorganization of this craft.
Mr. Kose thought the old-time trades
union had outlived its usefulness in a
measure. It had served the purpose of an
educator, but did not go far enough.
The new union of the painters proposed
to be progressive in fact as well as in name
and would make its intiuence felt in poli
tics, for unlike other labor organizations it
would discuss political and social econo
mics in its meetings, he said. Mr. Rose
then showed the advantages of the work
James Andrew of Berkeley, Eugene
Hough of Oakland, secretary "of Federal
Union No. 57U1 in that city, and President
P. H. McCarthy of Local Brotherhood of
Carpenters No. 22, one of the biggest
unions in this City, all took the platform
Mr. Hough was sanguine enough to pre
dict that a great crisis was surely approach
ing, and ventured the opinion that if the
forces of labor would hold together it
might come within their power to estab
lish a provisional government.
The advantages, both business and po
litical, of a labor organization were very
eloquently pointed but by Mr. McCarty.
It was only by organizing, he said, that
mechanics could ever expect to have power
to obtain the remuneration dne them for
their services, and he failed to see why the
labor of the country should be dominated
by "cringing capital." Hs therefore coun
seled unity and fraternity.
Before adjoining the union indorsed the
municipal ownership petition of the Union
for Practical Progress.
A meeting of the National Labor Bureau
was held downstairs, and it also indorsed
the municipal ownership petition.
The working-card system of the car
penters will go into effect on the 15th inst.
JVlr. McCarthy says the organized car
penters of this City are at least 1500 strong,
Another movement will now be started
for a consolidation of all the .building
trades, with a representative council. For
this purpose a mass-meeting may be called
in the near future.
Y. M. I. Excursion.
The board of grand directors of the Young
Men's Institute, in connection with the board
of presidents, met last evening at the head
quarters of the organizations and decided to
hold a grand excursion to Vallejo on Wednes
day, September 18, during the week of the con
vening of the Grand Council at that place.
The following committees are actively en
gaged in making the excursion and parade one
of tho best that has ever taken place in the
history of the organization:
Transportation— J. R. O'Keefe, J. T. Ryan,
W. T. Kelly, J. C. O'Donnell. Printing— J. F.
Callighan. N. J. Hoey, R. E. Fazackerly.
Music— J.C. O'Donnell and J.F. Coakley. Pub
licity—J. W. Sheehan, G. H. Sanley, J. K. Han
kins, John Lynch, John O'Donnell, J. J.
O'Brien, J. E. Richards, R. Lanxen, S. Hasklns
and A. R. Denike.
An Organ Recital.
William C. Carl, the noted New York organ
ist, will give a recital at the First Congrega
tional Church to-monfcw evening at 8 o'clock.
The concert will consist of compositions, an
cient and modem, including works by J. a.
Bach, Handel, Weber, Wagner, Guilmant, etc.
SOUGHT RELIEF IN DEATH.
Otto Yon Plonnies Ends His
Life in Buena Vista
"LAST NEWS FBOM SEPTIMUS."
A Pathetic Though Deliberate Let
ter to His Noble Kinsfolk In
The body of Otto yon Plonnies, who
was formerly a journalist of this City, was
found yesterday afternoon in Buena Vista
Park by Policeman E. W. Eskew.
Two bottles were found on the dead man,
one containing laudanum, bearing the la
bel of George W. Minor, pharmacist, cor
ner Turk and Taylor streets, the other,
empty, labeled "poison." The following
letter" was also found in one of the sui
Saturday, 11 :30 o'clock.
To the Coroner of San Francisco: This is a clear
case of suicide. Being of sound mind and
having pondered over the matter considerably
I cannot refrain from saying that I die by my
own hand, in consequence of the brutality and
inconceivably extreme cruelty of my wife. I
take it in good grace, and wish that neither
ridicule nor compassion accompany my act.
W. V. P.— Thank you. Continue!
A. V. P.— Be brave and steady.
M. V. P.— Be virtuous and kind.
A. V. P.— Be good; never forward.
L. V. P.— Remember my stories.
A. V. P.— Chicago, 17 Lincoln place. My
prediction came true.
W. V. P.— Oberforst Master Amorbach, Ba
varia, Germany. I won't do it again.
H. V. P., general, Salzburg, Austria— The last
news from Septimus.
A. V. Ploennies, colonel Thirty-sixth Infan
try Regiment, Vienna, Austria— l had my own
Dr. Karl Scharfenberg, Michaelstadt, Hesse
Darmstadt, Germany —
Ges war so achon gesvesen,
£s hat nicht sollen sein.
Otto yon Plonnies, San Francisco.
The German couplet meant, "It would
have been so beautiful, but it was not to
The letter bore no date, and among the
papers found on his person that bearing
the most recent date was a letter from the
city passenger agent of the Northwestern
Railway at Chicago of July 16, 1895, re
questing Ploennies to call at that office
and confer further regarding his proposed
trip to this coast.
A recommendation from Morloch &
Glauch of the Sud California Post was also
found on him. His cards showed that he
at one time was connected with the Cali
fornia Demokrat of this City.
Other papers recommended him as a
first-class teacher of the German language,
and still others told the story of his having
been a lieutenant in the German army.
His residence was given as 1941 a McAllister
street, this City.
Yon Plonnies' story was that of a bril
liant mind ruined by intemperance. Six
years ago he was a reporter on the German
Demokrat, but was discharged because of
his proclivity for strong drink. He wan
iered up and down the coast doing
journalistic work, but was unable to keep
tiis positions any considerable time. He
was a writer on the Voiksfreund, f» promi
nent German paper, and also held an edi
torial position on an Oakland journal.
Four years ago he went to Chicago, leav
ing his wife here with live children. Since
that time he had not contributed anything j
for their support.
Nothing was heard of him until a few
weeks ago, when he went to his wife's
iome, on McAllister street, evidently with
:he purpose of seeking support, ile had
lot discontinued his old habits, and the
•elations between him and his family were
Three weeks ago he asked his eldest
laughter for 5 cents for car fare. He said
le was going away and wquld write and
;ell them when hehad reacned the destina
ion he had in mind.
From the appearance of the body that
was probably the day of his suicide.
Yon Plonnies came of a noble old Ger
nan family. His Aunt Louisa Yon Plon
aies is a well-known writer.
Yon Plonnies was 49 years of age and a
lative of Hessen. Germany.
Assaulted by Hosemen.
William Riley, 1708 Fillmore street, went
nto a saloon on the corner of Post and Fill
nore streets last night, and while there three
iien belonging to Hose ComDany 2 entered.
)ne of them said, pointing to Riley, "There he
s," and the three, according to Riley, at
acked him. He escaped and went to another
aloon on Webster street. He had not been
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long there when the three hosemen entered,
and one of them hit him over the head with a
club. He was taken to the Receiving Hospital,
where it was found that there was a lacerated
wound in his scalp, and he had sustained a
possible fracture of the skull.
THE COOKS AT DINNER.
Nineteenth Anniversary of the Societa
Culinaire Cosmopolite, Composed of
the City's Leading Chefs.
The Societe Culinaire Cosmopolite, com
posed of the leading chefs of the City, held
its nineteenth annual banquet last even
ing at Frank's rotisserie on Pine street.
Edouard Benard, the president of the
society, who was for five years Senator
Stanford's chef, and was later at the Pal
ace, acted as toastmaster. After the dis
cussion of an excellent menu, which re
ceived praise even from the able critics
present, a number of toasts were responded
to. The president spoke of the work done
by the society; Jules Fourquet, chef of the
Occidental Hotel, responded for the
"Ladies of the French Republic"; Fred
eric Blondeau, formerly of Marchand's,
"The French Republic"; Leopold Ligon,
"The Republic of the United States":
E.mile Penez, "The Culinary Artists. 1 '
Paul Debauge and others also nnde re
sponses. Among those present were tue
Edourd Benard, Camille Roy, Jules Fourquet,
Fred Blondeau, E. Penez, L. Raynaud, P.
Debauge, P. Montmayeur, S. Epinat, Leon
Largente, Charles Bournique, Octave Nodet,
Jules Salles, Charles Grell, L. Calero, G.
Sportono, Leopold Ligon, E. Chifflet. Augnste
Faure, E. Canipon, G. Sonday, A. L. Brizzolera,
A. C. Drayeur, C. P. J. Bullotti, L. Bonteiller,
John Marchi, J. B. Bertram, Jean Esta, Victor
Couvin. Laurent Daiy, Bernard P. Lountanau,
Boudet Murius. Alfred Loulage, Tieulie Julien,
Gustave Artaud, H. Mascotie, Pierre Loupy, A.
Berta, John Bozzini, Jules Fabre, F. F. Lord,
A FKENCH JUBILEE.
Patriotic Gauls Celebrate Their Coun
try's Adoption of a Kepublican
Form of Government.
The silver jubilee of the French republic
was celebrated by the Society La Jeune
Fanfare Republicaine at California Hail,
on Bush street, last night. An excellent
programme, consisting of music, recita
tions and an address by Hon. W. H.
Barnes, was presented.
The entertainment ended with a dance,
which proved one of the most enjoyable
features of the evening. The programme
as rendered was as follows:
Marche-ouverture, La Jeune Fanfare Repub
licaine; chant patriotique, les eleves dv
French and English Institute; "La Marseil
laise," La Jeune Fanfare Repubiicaiue; allocu
tion, Hon. W. H. Barnes; chant patriotique,
M. Paul Girard ; anbade— avec duo de baryton,
La Jeune Fanfare Republicaine; yarietes vo
caies et choregraphiques, Mile. Victoire Orr;
serenade, La Jeune Fanfare Republicaine;
ehansonnette comique, M. Paul Girard; marche
tinale, La Jeune Fanfare Republicaine.
HUDSON BAY EEGION.
Canadian Wheat to Be Shipped Thence
to England Hereafter.
The members of tne Geographical Soci
ety of the Pacific listened to a lecture last
evening upon "Hudson Bay and the
Adjacent Regions." The lecturer was M.
Waters Kirwan, who was formerly lieu
tenant of the Third Battalion of her Brit
ish Majesty's Welsh regiment, and more
recently major of staff of the Canadian
Northwest field force. He has traveled all
through the sections of country concern
ing which he spoke, and his address was
The speaker divided his lecture into two
periods, of which the first was devoted to
a vivid description of the natural advan
tages of the Hudson Bay region and the
Saskatchewan Basin. This he said con
tained over 6,000,000 acres of the most
fertile country on the continent, a rolling
prairie, admirably adapted by reason of its
abundance of water to both grazing and
agriculture. The second portion ol the
lecture was devoted to a highly scientific
description of the geological formation of
tlie region, which he said contained valu
able deposits of hard sandstone, rich beds
of mica, slate and a formation of shale and
limestone, which is wonderfully rich in
During the course of his remarks Mr.
Kirwan stated that Churchill, the port of
the Hudson Bay region, is several hun
dred miles nearer Liverpool than is New
York, a fact which is considered of so
much importance that the Dominion Gov
ernment will next season send a ship to
find out for what length of time the waters
of Hudson Bay are free from ice and open
to navigation. If this season is found to
be of sufficient length a railroad to Church
ill be built, draining all interior Canada,
to the end that Canadian wheat and agri
cultural products may be shipped from
that port to England instead of by way of