Frenchmen and women cordially greeted Sarah Bernhardt when she passed through Los Angeles yesterday on her way to Venice.
Among those who called upon the tragedienne at the pier after she reached Venice were Mr. and Mrs. [Paul?] DeLongpre, Mr. and Mrs. Jacquard-Auclair, Mr. Lacroix and other well-known residents of this city.
Madame Bernhardt was presented with a big bunch of La France roses by one of the delegation.
La divine Sarahs first view of Venice was a vista of fences and sand, with a glimpse of the ocean in the distance.
It was while her car stood switched back of the Midway Plaisance that the representatives of the Alliance Francaise broke through the cordon of hired retainers which guarded the actress private car and were received by her.
The actress greeted her caller in the parlor. She had risen not long before.
Madame never rises before 2 oclock and is never visible before 3, said her press agent.
Almost her first remark was that she felt very tired as the result of her long trip from the north. Speaking of her journey through the United States, she said that she liked this country immensely and that she had seen much to admire here.
Madame Bernhardt spoke of her automobile ride through the ruined streets of San Francisco. The scene of destruction had affected her greatly.
Cétait navrant! she said.