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"ME AND MOTHER" IS FULL OF
CLIMAX IS NERVE RACKING
Large Audience Witnesses One of the
Best Performances of the Beason ,
In Langdon McCormlck's
The Burhfink this week Is offering a
racking melodrama In four nets called
"Me and Mother." Langdon MeCor
mick did It. It Is filled with thrills.
Instead of starting out tamely nnd
mounting to a climax, In the very first
act they are on the track of a secret
murder and hounding a gang of coun
terfeiters, and It keeps on steadily
mounting. The third act la almost more
than ordinary human nature can bear.
The whole cast is In the furnace room
of a steamer armed like an arsenal, nnd
the boiler Is about to explode. The nudl
ence expects the boiler and all the fire
arms to go off at once. But nothing
happens until the curtain goes down.
Langdon McCormick knew just where
to stop. It seems. One additional min
ute in that third act would send a whole
house into hysterics.
"Me and Mother" is a good melodra
ma. The title la the worst feature.
Neither is it a taxing piece; It makes
no great demand on this clever stock
company and the parts are as well
filled as the lines allow.
John Burton and Henry Stockbridge
are, as usual, the best features of the
piece In character parts and they really
Desmond in a red shirt and slouch
hat, with the bad grammar that the
title typifies with him to the end, makes
a fine swashbuckling hero that the gal
lery applauded to the echo. Wm. Ber
nard, as the Impossible villain, was un
usually reserved In a trying part, really
succeeding In making Jules Loveday
Of the women. Dot Bernard and little
Fay Balnter scored heavily; both were
At the Grand
Regular legitimate thrills are what
the Grand is handing out this week.
The Ulrlch Stock company is giving
more for the money In this way than
any show in town. The name of this
"thriller" is "The Great Train Rob
bery," and the title is tame compared
to the show itself.
If the author had had his way there
would not have been a dull minute In
the piece; but owing to the execrable
acting of Henry Auerbach, there were
a great many. The lines of "Solitaire"
are really funny, but Auerbach, In his
usual fashion, chose to weary his audi
ence. Every other detail was quite up
to the standard of this variety of enter
tainment. There were Indians bran
dishing knives, there were enough pis
tols and knives in evidence to stock
a whole armory, and alarms and ex
cursions two to the minute through ev
ery act. Add to this the fact that the
principals stalk through the play In dis
guises, not one but many, and that
there is a double villain combination, It
must be acknowledged that this show
ehould do a good business.
The climax of the play comes when
the express train trundles on to the
stage to be robbed. It is robbed with
terrific waste of ammunition, and an
onslaught from that convenient band of
Indians that was so thrilling that the
air was punctured with feminine
ecreams, such as rose above the clamor
of the gallery.
Richard Buhler succeeds in being
very sane and plausible; Ethel Clifton,
•who does the lightning change act.
makes a much better boy or hoyden
than society woman, and Albert Mc-
Quarrie Is really funny.
Give All a Chance
The Belasco theater management has
evidently Inaugurated a policy of giv
ing every actress a chance for this
week. Beginning this evening Miss A«
nes Kankin Is predicted to place her
self high in the Los Angeles hall of
theatrical fame in the leading role of
"Tennessee's Pardner." It Is a predic
tion based on the fact that she has al
ready made a name for herself In this
Fame part In San Francisco.
"Tennessee's Pardner" Is a Bret Harte
story, with strong, rugged characters,
clearly drawn. It will mark the re
appearance of George Barnum as an
actor and as usual has been prepared
under his direction. It has been sched
uled as a holiday attraction and a spe
cial matinee will be given Tuesday.
Mrs. Flske Engagement
The sale of seats opens this morn-
Ing at the Temple auditorium box office
for the coming engagement of Mrs.
Fiske and the Manhattan company. The
engagement is for Thursday and Fri
day nights, and a special matinee Sat
urday. The play to be presented is
Mrs. Fiske's latest New York succesß,
New vaudeville acts presented at
Fischer's this week Include Gilbert Sa
ronl, monologrfst, known as "The Old
Maid" of motion picture fame, Dem
mlng and Kelly, black face singlnK and
danfing comedians, the tourist trio,
musicians, and new motion pictures.
Tomorrow being a holiday the direc
tors of the Symphony Orchestra associ
ation will meet next Friday morning at
U o'clock at isirkni'H muslo house. Any
one Interested in the future of the sym
phony orchestra Is Invited to be present.
DR. BOWERS HOLDS TO
HIS ENUNCIATED VIEWS
ANSWERS HIS CRITICS ON 818.
LICAL USE OF "WINE"
Declares That the Hebraic Term*
Mean the Unfermented Fruit of the
Vine— Wine Made From Water la
Approved— Offers More Proof
I,OS ANOKI.KS, May 27.— (Editor
Herald): I wish, by your kind per
mission, to reply briefly to some points
raised In Rabbi Kdelman's rejoinder
to my article on Hible wines published
In The Herald of May 15. My argu
ments on the generic character of yayln,
olnos, snd other words, stand unlm
peached and unimpeachable, for they
are founded upon the word of God,
This also applies with equal force to
the meaning of tlrosh, which occurs
thirty-eight times In the old testament,
and menns unfermented wine, as I
clearly showed. Yet In the face of
overwhelming proof, which I produced
from the scriptures, that It covered
every kind of wine, he adheres to his
former statement that yayln always
means fermented (Intoxicating) wine.
We demonstrated na clearly as the most
lucid mathematical problem that yayln
Is a generic term, and we leave the In
telligent reader to Judge between de
monstrated fact find mere assertion.
This rejoinder makes me say that
Christ committed a crime by turning
water Into wine. I said nothing of
the kind, for we have no objection to
wine that Is made out of water. What
we object to Is the charge that Christ
made Intoxicating wine, or In any man
ner sanctioned the use of alcoholic
drinks, which have proved the greatest
curse that has befallen mankind since
the expulsion of the Ada-mlc pair from
the garden of Eden. .Yes, I accept the
syllogism that .Teaus was too good to
make Intoxicating wine. At the sacred
feast he drank the "fruit of the vine,"
not the alcohol that Is produced by
the dead and decayed grape.
Water Turned to Wine
The statement that It was not more
"abhorrent" for Jesus to turn ' water
Into fermented wine than for God the
Father to have produced the grape
from which it was made, and that In
toxicating wine is one of "God's bless
ings," and that we are commanded to
use his "good creatures," etc. Carry
such reasoning as this to Its last
analysis and where will It lead to? The
alcohol obtained from the decayed
grape is no more "God's good creature"
than the Juice of the poppy, when
manufactured Into a deadly drug, or
the alkaloid morphine, is his "good
creature." All are poisons and lead to
fatal results in thousands of cases.
It is asked: "Where has Jesus for
bade the use of fermented wine?" I
might with equal propriety ask where
has He forbade the use of opium or
morphine, both vegetable alkaloids,
made from his "good creatures" — the
poppy. Jesus has in substance forbid
den the use of alcoholic drinks in scores
of places In his word. In I. Thes. 5:22,
through his apostle, he says: "Ab
stain from all appearance of evil." The
history of our race from the time of the
deluge clearly shows that the use of
intoxicating wine Is an evil, that it has
broken untold multitudes of loving
hearts, wrecked thousands of homes,
debauched millions of lives and has
slain millions of human beings.
Fermented Wine "Urged"
Perhaps they can "cite verse after
verse where the use of fermented wine
Is urged." I suggest that we kindly be
furnished them, and If the editor of
The Herald will grant the space each
shall be considered, after which I will
"cite verse after verse" when the use
of wine is forbidden. If our kind Heav
enly Father has "urged" his children,
yea "commanded" them, to use intoxi
cating beverages the world should no
longer remain in ignorance of the fact.
To disobey God's commands is sin, and
if the interpretation is correct many
of us who have counted ourselves his
children are yet in our sins when we
refuse to drink Intoxicating wine at
the eucharist and elsewhere.
There is certainly misfortune in the
naming of this list of supporters, es
pecially Bishop Potter and Dr. Rains
ford. Bishop Potter, who quarreled
with the custom officers at the port of
New York for refusing to admit free
of duty a barrel of Scotch whisky, on
the plea that it was for his own use,
and has since dedicated a drinking
saloon in that city, where men and
women go down and drink and die, ia
not esteemed the best authority on
Bible wines. This is equally true of
Dr. Halnsford, who believes the saloon
Is the "poor man's club."
Dr. Hainsford, who is quoted approv
ingly, says he "believes In a great and
crowded city (like New York) drinking
Is a necessary evil." Where In God's
holy word are we taught that a man
indulging In an unbridled appetite
is doing a "necessary" thing? If
drinking is a necessary evil so Is any
other crime. "Oloßing saloons will
simply drive drinking to cover." That
la the old and fallacious plea of the
drinker who tries to find an excuse fov
Indulging his appetite, doling the
saloons In Los Angeles or In any other
city may not save all the present crop
of drunkards from destruction, but It
will remove the temptation from weak
men and women, and from the rising
generation, and greatly lessen the crop
In the future.
The gentlemen perhaps are supported
In their views by eminent authorities.
But no number of authorities can makq
wrong- right or remove the fact thnt
the saloon Is the darkest blotch on our
city, state and national life. Th<s
preponderance of scholars and philan
throplo men are greatly against thetie
views on this subject. But no amount
of scholasticism can make sin white or
wrong right. Almighty God has writ
ten over the. very archway of the
world that "no man liveth unto him
self," and • no argument can convince
LOS 'ANGELES HERALD! MONDAY MORNING, WAY. 29, 1303. ■.
right thinking people that a man of
ordinary intelligence Trill be hei.l
Sulltleag who sets nn example of wrong
doing before the rising generation, be
he rabbi, prtMt or preacher. To say
that It Is the "abuse and not the use"
of Intoxicants that Is wrong Is sophl*
tlcal and misleading. Of the four mil
lion drunkards who curse our land to
day perhaps not one can be found but
that started out on this false assump
tion—that he could drink or let It alone
They say If people "must" drink It
In our duty to provide "respectable"
saloons for their accommodation. We
emphatically deny that people "must"
drink, become drunkards, abuse their
families, or become a public charge
to a community. It la no more our
duty to provide "respectable" saloons
for drinkers than It Is to provide "re
spectable" places for the lecher
ous. Further, the term "respectable"
applied to any drunkard-making es
tablishment Is a misnomer.
Personally I hold Rabbi Edeitnan
In hlßh pstepm both as a mnn of learn
ing and of Influence, especially with his
own penplp. I only reßret thnt he does
not use his Influence In urging the
Jew* of this city to Join with the
Christians In the overthrow of the sa
loon, which Is without a single re
deeming moral feature to support It.
As a student of the book of nature and
the book of Revelations — both Ood
glven — I cnnnot agree with the Inter
pretation of the latter. It belongs to
a misty past that won wedded to much
error. STErHRN BOWERS, Ph. D.
STATUES OF FAMOUS MEN
CHISELED IN CLEAR ICE
NEW ART INTRODUCED BY LOCAL
Latest Thing in Soft Drinks Parlors
of Los Angeles Is Sculpture Work
In Frozen Water — Makes Pretty
Did you ever hear of ice sculpture?
Well, how would you like to be the
The latest thing in window decora
tion and advertising for ice cream par
lors and soda water fountains Is the
placing in the windows of statues of
famous men or women chiseled In
The sculptor takes a large sized
block of Ice, which must be perfectly
sound and clear, and with sharp tools
fashions the figure he has decided
An expert In the art makes rapid
progress and in a few minutes after
he has begun work the rude form and
general lines of the figure are discern
ible. When the square block has been
chiseled to the general proportions de
sired the sculptor takes finer tools and
begins work on the head.
Busts of Presidents
This may be of gome well known
man or woman, or some figure which
exists only in the fancy of the artist.
Often the sculptor chooses to repre
sent the bust of Presidents McKinley,
Lincoln or Roosevelt. When the head
is completed the sculptor chisels as
much more of the figure as he desires
and then the pedestal, all out of the
same block of ice, the finished statue,
pedestal and all standing about four
One figure which -was placed In the
window of a local Ice cream parlor
Sunday represented a harp with the
figure of a woman, about half life size,
sculptured on the front of the frame.
The entire frame of the harp was of
ice, but the strings were made of small
Such figures chiseled in ice as have
been described last but a few hours,
yet they serve as a tremendous draw-
Ing card for an entire afternoon, for
the features remain distinguishable
for some time. The great fault with
the work is that the nose, being the
most exposed portion of the face, will
melt first and thus disfigure the head.
Goodwin Seat Sale
The sale of seats opens this morn
ing at the Mason theater for the com
ing engagement of Nat Goodwin.
MAKES BAD BLOOD.
You can't make sweet butter In a foul
churn. Every farmer's wife- knows this.
Your stomach churns and rtlgosts the
food you eat, and If foul, torpid or out of
ordor, your whole system suffers from
blood poisoning. 'i ou will have foul
breath, coated tongue, bad taste, poor
appetito and a wholo train of disagroe-
aole symptoms. Dr. I'ieree's Golden
Medical Discovery, which Is not a bever-
age composed of whisky or alcohol, being
entirely freo from intoxicants, is a great
regulator and Invlgorator of the Stom-
ach, Liver and Bowels.
"About a year aaro I was HI with blood poi-
soning'," writes Miss Eveline Louis, of 88
Walter Street. Buffalo, N. Y. "1 had what
seemed to bo a small cold sore on my lip. It
bucuma very angry in appnaranro and tiriran
to spread until It nearly covered my face. I
was a frightful sight ard rould not go out-
side the house because of my appearance. I
used a blood medicine which aid nut rive
me any relief. Then I begun to take your
Golden Medical Discovery.' I was greatly
benefited with the Urst bottle and after tak-
ing the second bottlo was completely cured.
The eryslpelatous eruption disappeared and
my blood was dnansod, My complexion U
clear and fresh and I havo felt better thin
year than I did for some time before. Dr.
Plerce's Golden Medical Discovery la cer-
tainly a most remarkable medicine."
Don't accept a substitute for a medicine
which performs such cures and which has
a uniformly successful record of nearly
forty years to its credit. It's an insult to
your Intelligence for a dealer to try by
over-persuasion to palm off upon you in
Its stead some lnfprlor article with no
record to back It up. You know what
you want; It la his business to meet that
CRn nnn GIVEN AWAY, In copies of
3>UU,UUU The people's Common Sense
Medical Adviser, a book that wild to the ex-
tent of 500,000 coplei a few .. _^.
years ago, at H.W i>»r copy. PSf^"*^
Last year we ifuvo away ■vrjTS
ifcXi.uuO worth of these invalua- \ ?*■*?.
ble books. This year we shall £"£«
■rive away 160.000 worth of »V (£»«£
them. Will you Bhara In this t'fc\ L«j»»
benefit? It to. »«ud only 21 \L» •>***?
one-cent stamps U> cover cost
of mailing only for book In ,
•tiff paper covers, or 81 stampa *k^ '*y
for cloth-hound. Address Or. *L 4
K. V. Fierce. Buffalo. N. Y.
Constipation although a little ill. be-
fets big ones if neglected. Dr. Pierce*
'ullets ouroi constipation.
Did to Atlanta
In 1886 and 1887 Atlanta, Georgia, Tried the Experi»
meat of Prohibiting the Sale of Liquors. It is
Instructive to Study the Results
Number of persons convicted of CRIME
in the superior court of Fulton county, ] of
which Atlanta is the county seat, (exclusive
of cases continued from former terms of
Under license, in the year
ending July 1, 1886 61
Under prohibition, in the year
ending July 1, 1887 85
In the city police court total of fines
assessed was —
1885 : : $21,903.25
1886 „.. $23,817.30
Of the fines assessed, 65 per cent were
collected in 1885 and only 58 per cent in
Number of indictments returned
by the grand jury of Fulton
county at its last two terms
prior to prohibition 116
Number of indictments re-
turned in the two terms follow-
ing, under prohibition :...147
Number of men working out the penal-
ties for their offenses on the "chain gang"
was, according to the statement of Thomas
Donaldson, the superintendent, ONE-
THIRD LARGER under prohibition than
DRINK AND DRUNKENNESS
Before prohibition the city had 96 sa-
loons. After prohibition 40 wine rooms were
promptly established; the number of drug
stores was largely increased; over a dozen
club rooms were opened.
Total expenditures of the city for wine,
beer and whiskey for the single month of
October, 1887, was $272,000.
Number of distilleries in the state was 78
in 1887 as against 59 before prohibition.
Seizures by the revenue department for
illicit distilling increased from 192 in the
year ending June 30, 1886, to 224 in the fol-
Men were fined $15 and $20 by prohibi-
tion judges for beating their wives so brutally
that their lives were endangered, while fines
of from $300 to $500 were levied by these
,same judges for violation of the prohibitory
There were more arrests for drunken-
ness in Atlanta under prohibition than under
Crime Increased 39 Per Cent
"There Are Twice As Many Houses Vacant Today Under Prohibition As There Were in
1884, When There Was No Prohibition."— Atlanta Constitution, November 21, 1887.
Bo You Want to Try a Similar Experiment in Los Jlngeles?
If Not. Vote Next Friday AGAINST the
B For the ordinance prohibiting the aale of intoxicating liquors in the city < M
Ij4 of Lo * Angeles, except as in aaid ordinance provided- FJ
Hj Agalnat the ordinance prohibiting the tale of intoxicating liquors in the I r _^
H city of Lob Angeles, except as in •aid ordinance provided J\ B * r^^|Xl
Los Angeles Business Men's Association, FranK S. Hicks, Secretary
In August, 1887, after less than two years
of prohibition, there had been vacated :
Business Houses , 201
After the repudiation of prohibition they
were quickly reoccupied.
Decline in rents throughout the city was
from 15 to 50 per cent.
Store rooms in the Kimball House block, the most
desirable property in the city, upon which the leases ex-
pired during- prohibition, re-rented at 33 1-2 and 50 per
cent below the rental received for them before and since,
Offices that formerly rented in a National Bank
building for $20 a month, were rented at $12.50. Even
with such reduction, many of the rooms in the building
remained vacant. •
"I have never yet found a man hunting for a build-
ing, who said he had been attracted to Atlanta because
it was a prohibition city. I have had many stores va-
cated by men, not engaged in the liquor traffic, who
said they were compelled to close out their business be-
cause of the blight put upon the city by the prohibitory
law. Two-thirds of my property is renting at lower
rates than when the city was under license. Some of
my stores are renting for 25 per cent, and some for 50
per cent less than then. Hven at this reduction lam
unable to rent all of them, for the reason that there is
no demand for them because of the stagnation in busi-
ness and the number of people driven from the city by
the prohibitory law." — From statement of Mr. T. S.,
Healey, one of the largest property owners in Atlanta,
Total number of building permits issued-
in Atlanta during 1886 was only 33.
Total value of personal property re-
turned for tax in the city DECREASED as
While values, rents and trade were disas-
trously affected, TAXATION INCREASED.
EIGHT PER CENT. Larger revenues were
required to support the machinery for attempt-
ing to enforce the prohibitory law.
; The city was deprived of a large income
from licenses— in 1885 it was $37,707.78.
Taxes 1885 $433,689.58
Taxes 1 886 $469 , 02 6 . 30
Cost of administering the city govern-
ment was $41,340.69 more in 1886 than in
INCREASED POLICE FORCE
It was found necessary to increase the
police force under prohibition 20 per cent.
Values Decreased 15 to 50 Per Cent