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, ' \f' For Christina* entertaining nothing equal* the Victor \ I ¦- A —play* grand opera, band and orchestra music, comic 'IV ' f/vi songs," etc.— everything that 1* good In music. If yon. /f\i If 11 ,¦;. want to dance,' the Victor provide* the music, keeping If %1 / 1 ' I 1 • perfect time. - " "','.¦.../¦¦ '¦ ¦If II ¦¦ ' 1 II .' Wo. *ell Victor* at from 9J.0 to «200 each. ,Put one 11 II ' : ;'|| fi . In your home by. buying half K'doaen record* at 60c V^ll . lv/| each and then pay a dollar or *o a week until the AVI I I - . machine 1* paid for. . , / I "If Same term* on Edison . Phonographs. Price* 912.60 \I ' \ Christmas Reqords If ' /\\ In the Victor catalogue •will be found many record* 111. ¦ All especially for the Christmas season. .' These, with other J[j\ alVrf records, nre desirable for gifts to friends ( who own |£jLS JV V) Talking Machine*. "X- : W\ v§V Geo. J. Birkel Co. iff £g*Z^. 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Pure mountain air and water. Close to city. City office CHAS. 3. MANN. 325 W. Fourth strent. Phone A 4171; Mnln 408& ~ SANTA CATALINA: STEAMER CABRILLO CAPACITY 900 STEAMER HERMOSA CAPACITY 475 ' Dally service from San Pedro. Extra trips Saturday evenings. The only I lino operating steamers between the mainland and Catallna Island. We do not operate gasoline boats. ' . •0 \ . ¦ ' , Wonder Marine Gardens Greatest Fishing Known Hote! Metropole opens' January ;1 next .Good restaurants and hotel* at Avalon. ' For furnished cottage* see Manager Van Landlngham. office Humne* avenue! Avalon. ' Th* oompany reserves the right to change the v steamers and time of nailing without notice. Banning Co., Pacific Electric Bldg. Phonos Main 8«: FBOBB. . ¦-'-. ' •"-'¦ " PACIFIC MAIL S. S. CO. For Honolulu. Japan ltf; CHINA, ; MANILA,' INDIA AND AROUND THE WORLD Steamers Manchuria, > Mongolia, Korea, Siberia and China,' now In service, being the largest . •=' vessels sailing .from the United States for the orient via Honolulu. \ ¦;. .. - Sallini:* from San Francisco Dec. 10, 17, 24, 31; Jan.' 7, 14, 21, 30) Feb. 11, 25) - . • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, bO; May 11, 10, 26.. For literature appaly to T. A. GRAHAM, agent. 600 South Spring street, corner Sixth. 'Also agent for all Transatlantic steamship lines. ¦•'..'¦- ¦ LABOR NEWS Machinists of Los Angeles last Sunday followed the example set by the printers and held a meeting of their local in the large social hall on the second floor of the new labor temple. Shortly after the meeting convened the hall was thrown open to vislora, and soon the great room was crowded to the doors with an enthusiastic gathering. Richard x -inter, one of the directors of the temple, was the first speaker. In his address he showed the advantages which should come to Los Angeles and to or ganized labor here through the new building. While spetking of unions and the way they are conducted, Mr. Hunter called attentlonto the difference in conditions between this city and San Francisco. "In Los Angeles men belong to unions because they wish to and believe it is for their best," he said, "while In San Francisco they belong because they have to. We have a high type of union men in this city. The average unionist is such because rf a deep spirit of unself ishness and love of the cause." Stanley B. Wilson then spoke, compli menting the machinists for their pat riotism. He called attention to the fact that while the printers were the first to meet in the new temple, the machinists were the first to hang on the walls the stars and stripes. Secretary Gallagher of the San Fran cisco labor council and vice president of the international photo-engravers then delivered an Interesting address. "I came here to learn something of your affairs," he said, "and I find after a week's work that this Is a pretty good old union town after all. "You have 12,000 union men, a nucleus that no antagonistic combination can destroy." Plans are being laid by the Structural Building Trades alliance and Central Labor union of Spokane to erect a $76,000 labor temple In that city. There are 7000 union men in the Wash ington city and about 40 per cent of them are said to have agreed to take »25 worth of stock each. The structure will be five stories high and will be in the center of the business district. A grand ball Is to be held by the Ice Wagon Drivers' union at Turner hall the night of December 14, and the members of that loca' are doing all ln their power to make the affair a grand success. They have an exceptionally flourishing imlon and Its membership is being rapidly in creased. The annual ball of the Woman's Label league was held last night at Blanchard hall, and was one of the most success ful in the history of the organization. Six hundred and fifty shares of Union temple stock were disposed of during tha last week. Of this number, Painters' No. 267 took 200 shares, while Mrs. O. H. Smith took 100. According to the financial statement of the Union Temple association for the week ending November 29. $428.10 was col lected. This, added to the cash on hand, totaled $17,360.71. The disbursement for the week amounted to $647. The annua! election of officers for the Machinists' union No. 311 waa held at the regular meeting of the local last Mon day night. Following are those selected: W. L. Button, president; A. D. Yancey, vice president; B. Baldwin, recording sec rotary; M. Poll, financial secretary; W. J. Coady, treasurer; Joe Eck, con duotor; W. F. Piper, inside sentinel; John M. Harrldge, re-elected as trustee for the expiring term, and C. N. Hughes re-elected for business agent. These officers will be Installed the first Monday njsjjit In January. Word was sent out requesting all members of the local to be present at the Installation services. The hall was crowded the night of the election. M. S. Culver was elected vice president of the Central Labor council at the last meeting of that body. He takes the place of L. W. Buttler. Eugene Gardner was selected as conductor, while C. E. Whue slde was < losen for the position of trustee. One of the best meetings of the season was that held by the Barbers' union at its union hall December 2. Vice President H. Zuborg was in charge of the meet ing and announced President Engle would be present at the next meeting. A number of interesting speeches were delivered at the last meeting of Carpen ters' union i.o. 4i.0. Organizer Blddle of the American Federation of Labor de livered a lengthy address. He was fol lowed by President Gallagher of the Central Labor council of San Francisco, who told of conditions ln that city and praised the local men for the enterprise they ihad shown in having the new labor temple erected. Brick Masons' No. 15 of Pasadena elected officers at the regular meeting of the local December 3. Following is a list of 'jose selected: President, Roy Bye; vice president, Clyde- Cook; record- Ing and corresponding secretary, H. E. Mulford; financial secretary, W. B. Hughes; treasurer, Sam Cook; trustee, Amos Bye; deputy, C. D. Shaw; alternate, deputy, Elmer Haver; sergeant at armsT E. F. Nlckferson; conductor, W. T. Spencer; I. U. delegate, H. S. Mulford. PHILOBOPHV OF BEAUTIFUL MIDLAND COURBE BUBJECT The woman's auxiliary of the Univer sity of I. lumern California announces as the second attraction of the Midland course J. Lorenzo Zwickey, in an illus trated lecture, "The Philosophy of the Beautiful," at Simpson auditorium Sat urday evening, December 14. ONE PLEADS GUILTY; CODEFENDAIMT ABKS TRIAL J. Rogers, arraigned before Judge Curtis D. Wilbur yesterday on a charge of burglary, pleaded guilty to the charge. He will come up for sentence December 9. E. Median, who was charged Jointly with Rogers, Insisted on a trial. Information Upheld Attempt was made yesterday to quash information flled in the case of J. C. Hen derson, alleged slayer of Oscar E. Otto, chauffeur, because it was filed Monday, a special legal holiday. The motion, which was made by Attor ney Jud Rush, was promptly denied by Judge B. N. Smith. LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1907. THE CITY Strangon arc Invited to visit tha exhibit al California product* at thi Chamber of Com merce building, on Broadway, between Tint ¦n4 Second streets, where free Information will be (Ivan mi all subject* pertalnlnc to tfcli Kctlun. The Herald wilt pay (10 In caih to anyoiu rurnliklnf «vldenc» that will lead to tha arreit tod convlotlon of any pr- n caucht stealing tcplos or The Herald from the premlm* o( our pulrons. THE HERALD. To Hofd Bazaar Bartlett-Logan W. R. C. will hold a bazaar and serve dinner and supper at Burbank hall Monday, December 9. There will be dancing in the evening, followed by a patriotic program. Accused of Robbery G. H. Bailey was arrested yesterday by Detectives Chapman and Home, charged with the robbery of $20 from J. B. Beavo, an engineer living at 613 North Flgueroa street. Bailey was held in JISOO bail. Trio Is Held Charged with holding up and robbing a Chinese, Loren Crabb, F. E. Campbell and George Sargent were examined be fore Justice Summerfleld yesterday morning and held to answer to the superior court. BAND CONCERT Eastlake Park Following ia the program for the band con cent to be given by Moore's Fidelia band at Eastlake park at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon: March, "Gehn Wlr Noch Ins Cafe" (Paul .: •• " ~ . '¦ ' Waltz, "Phlllplno" (Arnola). " : . Fantasia, "Moorish Serenade" (F. Kiicken). "Arline" from "Bohemian Girl" (Barnhouse). Two-step ' Intermezzo, . "Punch and Judy" (Henry). '•,'. ¦ ¦' '¦'-¦.'• Overture, "Rienzi" (Wagner). ¦.>•-,¦¦ Gavotte, opus No. 4 (Kdw. Grieg). Selection. "Attlla" (Verdi). ¦ V • . ••Rlnm»iH«<>h« Wachtparade" (Leilckel. : Finale. ' ,¦ ';- .".*¦-.¦¦¦ :-VV ¦.r.'-"'" CHURCH SERVICES AND MUSIC First New Testament— Rev. Joseph Smale, pastor. Morning: "The Every Day Life of a Christian Believer." Evening sermon by Rev. J. S. Upchurch. First Humanity's— Rev. Frederic Bell, pattor. Evening cervice only. Topic: "Crime and Criminals; Their Cause and Cure." ' Central Baptist— Rev. A. S. Phelps, pastor. Morning sermon by Rev. C. M. Hill, president of the Paclllc Coast Bap tist Theological 6emlnary, on "An An cient Ideal of Manhood." Evening ser mon by the pastor, on "The Dead Hand." Central Presbyterian— Rev. A. B. Prichard, pastor. Morning: "Judgment of the Dead." Evenlnp: sermon by the pastor. Jfßoyle Heights Methodist— Rev. Alfred Inwood, pastor. Morning: "A Christian Repub:ic.' Evening: "Under the Fez— A Story of Initiation." St. Mark's— Rev. T. C. Marshall, pas tor. Morning: "Desert Religion." Even- Ing: "My Word Is a Lamp." First Christian— Rev. A. C. Smtther, pastor. Morning: "Ruth, the Charming Widow." Evening: "Tenting in Pales tine." Wcstlake Presbyterian — Rev. W. D. Landls, pastor. Morning sermon by E. A. K. Hackett. Evening sermon by the pastor. First Congregational— Rev. William Horace Day, pastor. Morning eermon by ex-President Strong* of Carleton college. Evening sermon by Rev. Warren F. Day, pastor emeritus, on "An Evil Heart of Unbelief." Y. W. C. A.— "Vesper service for wo men at 4 p. m.; sermon by Rev. Dr. Cowles. Cathedral of St. Vlblana— Solemn mass at 10:80 a. m. ; sermon by Rev. William Palmer. Evenlrg sermon by Rt. Rev. Mgr. Hartnett, V. G. Meeting of the Young Ladies' sodality at 3 p. m. Plaza— Masses at 6, 8, 9 and 11 a. m.; Bermon at the last mass ln English. St. Vincent's — Solemn mass at 10.45 a. m., Rev. John Guerovlch, C. M., celebrant. Sermon by Rev. iM. V. Richardson. Holy Cross— Masses at 8 and 10:30 a. m.; sermon hy Rev. T. F. Fahey. Our Lady of iLoretto— High mass at 10:30 a. m.; sermon by Rev. iLeo Gorl dore, O. S. B. The following musical program will bo rendered by the choir of Westlake M. B. church, Eighth street and Burlington av enue: I Morning — Organ prelude ln A flat (Foerster); anthem, "Sing Unto the Lord" (Sydenham); organ, "Largo" (Han del); offertory solo, "Behold the Master Passes By" (Hammond), Miss Smyser; postlude, march (Smart). Evening — "Chanson d'Ete (Lemare), an them. "The Bay Is Past and Over" (Meale); organ, "Canzonetta" (Hollaen der); offertory eolo, "The Good Shep herd" (Barrl). Mr. McComas; postlude, "Allegro Moderato" (Vockmar). Choir— Soprano, Miss Smyser; contral to, Miss Christian; tenor, Henry Balfour; base, F. B. McComas. J. J. Falls, organist and director. RAILWAY COMPANY WINS IN SUIT FOR DAMAGES Claim Made That Woman Tried to Leave Car Before It Had Stopped / and Verdict Against Her Is Given A verdict for the Los Angelea Railway company was rendered yesterday In a suit brought against the company in the superior court by Mrs. M. E. Crank. Mrs. Crank claimed the car from which she was alighting was started up before Ehe was on the ground, and that she was thrown to the street, where she was knocked eenseless and the car passed on. Attorneys for the railway maintained the car had never come to a stop and that the woman had Jumped off back ward. The case has been undur trial for two days before a Jury in department 6 of the superior court. CLAIMS WOMAN STOLE DEED TO VALUABLE LAND Claiming a deed was taken from him and recorded against his will. John Browr flled cult in the superior court yester day against Adelia Brown. The property under dispute is the west portion of lot 1 in Taft's subdivialon of the Barrltt Villa tract. Brown admits that November 7, 1907. he made a deed of the property to Adelia Brown, but he had not delivered It. He asks to have the conveyarce eet aside. CLAIMB RELATIVE OUSTED HER FROM OWN HOME Rowena P. Walters flled a complaint in the superior court yesterday against Wil liam A. Walters in which ehe says she wae oußted from her own property, lot 10, block C of the San Pasqual tract, in October, 1906, by her relative, and since then has deprived her of the income from the property. She alleges the amount of rents and proftta since ehe was driven from the place amount to $1300 and aaks the court to award her that amount. OUTBREAK OF TONGS FEARED BY THE POLICE BING GONG TREASURER IS MARKED 13 COUSIN OF BAN FRANCISCO VICTIM Chinatown Squad Increased and Plain Clothes Men Aid Private Guards to Protect Leader In Hiding Chinatown in Los Angeles was swarming with police officers in plain clothes last night and a uniformed pa trolman stood on every corner to pre vent, If possible, another outbreak of the tong war which is threatening. The peace which was supposed to exist ln tong circles is an armed In activity which promises any moment to become a sanguinary struggle. The killing in San Francisco Friday of Wong Fong, the high, peace com missioner df the Bing Gong tong, was the first blow In what the police believe Is to be a bloody conflict conducted by paid assassins of various tonga. Wong Doo, general treasurer of the Blng Gong tong and a cousin of Wongr Fong, who was president of the organ ization. Is the next man marked for the highbinders' bullet, and a written threat has been made to kill him, and and It was an attempt made to carry this out that caused the police to take extra precautions last night. On December 2 there were written and mailed in Los Angeles two death warrants. Both came, it is believed, from members of the Hop Sing tong. One was addressed to Wong Fong in San Francisco and gave him notice that he had better prepare his worldly af fairs, for he had but five days to live. In less than the allotted time he was shot down on the street. Second Death Warrant The second death warrant was ad dressed to Wong Doo and gave him the same information that was given his crusin, Fong. Inclosed in the letter was an advertisement of J. D. Button, an undertaker at 410 North Main street, who does a business with the Chinese. Wong Doo was informed that a coffin had been picked out for him at But ton's placo of business. The letter was received by Wong Doo Tuesday. Wednesday he reported the matter to the police. Shortly after dark five men surrounded him and hustled him toward an alleyway off the Plaza. Wong managedi to break away from the men. Just at that moment Patrolman Curtln, who was in plain clothes, came up and Wong ran to him for protection. The officer escorted him home. A search was made for the men whom Wong had recognized as highbinders from San Francisco. They had disappeared, however, but a long gash cut in his blouse by a knife with a razorlik* edge was the reminder left Wong of the occasion. Wong Doo, who is an educated and wealthy Chinese, is proprietor of a drug store at 789 North Alameda street, of a general merchandise establishment at 219 Ferguson alley and Is also a director and stockholder in various other commercial enterprises, as well as being general treasurer of the Bing gongs. Last night he was in hiding in one of his various places of residence and could be reached only by going through nu merous narrow alleys and hallways and passing half a dozen guards. In addition to his own bodyguard he Is being protected by two plain clothes policemen, who were assigned to the duty Thursday morning. Friday night a telegram was received from San Francisco announcing the mur der of Wong Fong and at once It was thought that the tong war would break In the local Chinatown. Several extra patrolmen were rushed to the aid of Sergeant Sebastian's squad and last night a number of additional officers were placed on duty there. It is believed by the police that the murder of Wong Fong and Wong Doo was determined upon at a council held here and that the order to kill both men was afterward approved by the high au thorities of the Hop Sing tong in San Francisco. THE WINTER RAINS Don't wait until it rains to take ad vantage of our facilities for taking care of your roofs. They can be repaired or renewed better now and without risk of damage than when the sky is cloudy. An vxpert in water-proofing is at your com mand. Ring Sunset Exchange 10 or Home Exchange 462. The Parafflne Paint com pany, manufacturers P. & B. and Mal thold Roofing, Waterproof Paints. E. G. Judah, general representative. Suite Bin Seourity building. Warerooms 313 North Los Angeles street. uon't pay others $3.50 to $o for eye glassus or spectacles when we will sell the bust Al periscoplc crystal lenses in a ten-year gold filled frame for only $1.50. We will save you 30 to B0 per cent on specially, ground lenses. A thorough and scientific examination of your eyes enables u& to guarantee entire satisfaction. Con sultation free. Clark's optical parlors, 331 Squth Spring etreet, opposite Hellman building. Tomorrow* at 10:30, 2:30 and 7:30 I will offer the entire stock of diamonds, watches and jewelry, fixtures and lease of store to the highest bidder for cash. No reserve, no limit. The chance of a life time to buy your holiday presents at 25c, 35c and 50c on the dollar. A genuine diamond ' ring given away free at each sale! T.HOS. B. CLARK, Auctioneer. 3SI South Spring street, opposite Hellman building. O. L. McLain, 222 West Third street and 210 West Second, has one of the finest dis plays of Christmas novelties In the olty. Her selections of art and leather goods are unexcelled. Don't fall to drop In when downtown and make your holiday pur chases. The Ramsdell company toilet parlors, rooms 36 and 37, 455 South Broadway. Scalp treatment and shampooing. Lemonln rinse without extra charge. Sun dry if desired. Hair dressing and manicuring. Agents for Fanny Briggs Carr face prep aration. 1 Phone F9618. Save sickness ana stomach trouble by c'rinking the best spring water. The Glen Rock Water company will supply you. Phones CUS&, East 437. Prices right. Long & Cole have an elegant display of exclusive holiday novelties, jeweled, purses, etc., at Trultt's, 847 South Broad way. Long & Cole are displaying at Trultt's, ?47 South Broadway, dainty" novelties for dainty people. Look at them.' Madame Blair, 1019 South Hill street, will make your tailored gowns (without drop) for $?0. Phone F6112. Wed in Cafe v Charies J. Anderson, press agent of the panta Cru» Beach company, yesterday wed Mrs. M. Cooper of Santa Crui at a Spring street cafe. EVIL IS NOT POWER DECLARES FOUNDER OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LEADERS HASTEN TO CORRECT ERROR Explain Their Understanding tW No Form of Evil Can Do the Work of Truth or Have Power or Entity— Mankind Is Awakening to the Universal Dominion of Good AN article in the October Arena has unwittingly exploited the sup posed power of evil, so called, and has conceded to this self-asserted and self-asserting phenomenon of mor tal mind a place In human experience which It could not occupy without de throning God, good, and robbing Him of His plaoe as the one supreme In finite mind who governs and guides tho universe according to His will and pleasure, which will and pleasure must of necessity be in accord with His own divine nature, says the Christian Sci ence Sentinel. The belief of power ln evil is a belief ln the power to harm yourself and to harm others, to lie, to steal, to murder, to break all the commandments of God. That this belief should prevail is pos sible only because the truth of being is not clearly understood. That it is a mistaken belief Is easily seen from Its own contradictory character. Jesus said, "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth~good fruit;" and If we start with the admitted fact that God is omnipotent, that He Is infinite good, we can nev^r admit that there Is a power opposed to Him and to His na ture. That evil is real or has power Is an unthinkable proposition unless we absoluteljr deny the Infinitude of God, good. No form of evil can do the work of truth, or have power or entity; evil can do nothing but destroy itself. If evil with Its train of sin, sickness and death could have power, God, good, would be dethroned — would not be omnipotent. Such a proposition must be rejected by every Christian, by every monotheist. Evil Is no more real, because It seems to be real, than a wicked or a painful dream in sleep is real. Punish Mental Assassins But the individual who attempts men tally or physically to produce the belief of sin, disease or death is guilty of the attempt to commit murder, and Mrs. Eddy says scientifically and prophetically that at no distant day the mental assassin will be punished legally as certainly as the man or woman who sends a bullet Into a man's heart. Today even the mental assassin Is punished morally, for no one can desire to commit murder without in curring the penalty named In the Scrip ture, "Ye know that no murderer hath eternal life ' abiding In him" ; ln other words, that the criminal can experience no harmony unless he repents and re forms. In divine science life Is God, and God is infinite, all; but to the personal senses the belief of death is as real as the fact of life, hence the belief that says. "I can kill a man mentally and not suffer for it," may be father to the thought of committing the crime of trying to kill a man, since as a man "thlnketh -in his heart, so Is he." Evil Is a Negation Christian Science combats the false be lief of power in evil, and frees mankind from the effects of this delusion. Its lead- Ing postulates are that God Is the only power, that evil Is not power. The per verted beliefs which find their foundation in the supposed reality of matter and godlessness do disappear when the truth of being Is understood. Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health," page 186: "Evil 's a negation, because It is the absence of truth. It Is nothing, because it Is the ab sence of something. It is unreal, because it presupposes the absence of the omnipo tent and omnipresent God. Mortals must learn that neither power nor reality be long to evil"; and again on page 183: "To suppose that God constitutes laws of in harmony Is a mistake; discords have no support from nature or divine law, how ever much Is said to the contrary. . . . Truth casts out all evils and materialistic methods with the actual spiritual laws— the law which Rives sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, voice to the dumb, feet to the lame. If Christian Science dis honors human belief, it honors spiritual understanding; and the one mind (God) only Is entitled to honor." The only possible source of evil Is the belief that evil Is real and has power. This belief is being rapidly dispelled by Christian Science, and manhind is awak ening to the universal dominion of good, the birthright of the sons and daughters of God. Jesus said, "None is good, save one, that Is, God." EXPLAINS ATTITUDE OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TOWARD OTHER CHURCHES Christian Scientists believe in religious tolerance and Christian charity for the views and opinions of others. What they expect from other religious bodies, in this respect, they endeavor conscientious ly to extend to those who differ from them. Entertaining these views, they are much surprised at the intolerance of oth er Christian bodies toward their religion ard the works they are doing for the ele vation of mankind, and the alleviation of human sorrow and sueffring. But It is a cardinal rule of their religion not to judge others. Therefore they look with charity upon the people who Judge them and persecute ftaem. Usually, attacks up on Christian Science are. not malicious, but the result of ignorance, and a want of knowledge and understanding of what It really is and what it teaches. But, If malicious, the ChpJstian Science religion is a religion of love, and its people do not return hate for hate, or malice for malice. They believe that true religion teaches them to return good for evil. Ev ery line, every precept of the teachings of Mrs. Eddy is founded on love, the golden rule. In the manual of the mother churoh Is this injunc on for the guid ance of all Christian Scientists: "A soft answer turneth away wrath. However, despltefully used and misrepresented by the churches or the press in return em ploy no violent invective, and do good to your enemies." ; Admonition Not Needed But this if- simply a wise and loving admonition that should not be needed by ary good Christian Scientist, for what It Inculcates Is of the very essence of their religion or It would not be what th*Y claim for it, a religion of love and charity. Besides this, a very large pro portion of Christian Scientists have come out of the old churches and entertain for tuem and those who remain with them the most kindly feelings. Here in Los Angeles «11 of the other Christian churches are represented ln the Christian Science church. We have representatives of perhaps every denomination having a church organisation here. None of these entertain anl animosity or 111 will to ward the old church, and you hear no such sentiment* expressed by any Chris tian Scientists at any of their meetings or elsewhere. They have left the old churches because they have found, in the Christian science religion, a prac tical every day help, and health and happiness, that the old church did not affc.d. Notwithstanding this, Christian Scientists do not claln a monopoly in religious or humanitarian work. They recognize the good that others are dq- Ing for mankind. They are ready to welcome 10 this great and beneficent work of healing all who believe and ar« willing and able to v- the work. Jesus' command to heal the eick was to all. and all who believe on him should be doing the work. Why Not Test It? Every church, every good Christian can do the work if they will. But in stead they deny that any one. but Jesus and his disciples have ever been able to heal disease, and Christian Scien tists are assailed as unbelievers and unchristian for making the claim that Would it not be wise before denying the power for other churches and Christian people to test for themselveo the efficacy of the Christian Science method of healing? Christian Scient ists are willing at all times to be judged by their works. They would rejoice to see the work being done by all churches ln the way taught and demonstrated by the master. His teachings are open to all alike. The Bible, rightly and spiritually con strued, is the word of God to man. Either divine love will and does heal disease, as claimed by Christian Scient ists, or their religion Is false. They demonstrate the truth of what they claim by healing the sick, destroying sinful habits and restoring man to har mony and happiness through the right understanding of God and of himself. Can any one furnish^an adequate rea son for the attacks made upon Chris tian Science under such circumstances, and when the works, claimed to have been done are open to fair investiga tion and to exposure If found false? It can hardly be a matter of surprise that thousands of the members of the old churches are leaving their churches because they deny that this healing can be done, and turning to the church that not only maintains that God will heal the sick If man will keep his commandments and accept the healing, but is proving- it in thousands of well authenticated cases by the actual heal ing of "all manner of diseases," many of them pronounced by physicians and generally understood to be Incurable. Can Serve but One Master Other churches are saying why should the people go out of the old churches to be healed and to heal others? Why not do the work in their own church? The answer Is simple enough. The reason should be perfectly manifest to any thoughtful person. Could you expect the healing to be done by and through the influence of a church which denies that such work of healing can be done, and whose minister denounces the claim that It can be done as heresy and blasphemy? When the old churches go about this work of healing, conscientiously, and ln the right way, and are able by so doing to prove the sincerity and truth of their professions in this respect, there will be no occasion for their members to seek health and happiness outeide of their church. But neither men nor churches can serve two masters. The belief in the reality and power of evil must be overcome, and the faith and understanding that God Is all, and that he is Good, established. The Christian Science church is endeavoring to do this work and its sympathy goes out to every other church that is consci entiously laboring to establish God's king dom on earth. JOHN D. WORKS. KNIGHTS OF THE MACCABEES Members of Los Angeles tent No. 2 turned out ln large numbers Wednesday evening to attend the elec tion of tent officers. The contest for some of the of fices was very spirited, but harmony prevailed at all times. The result of the election was as fol lows: Commander, A. H. Ballard; lieutenant commander, J. A. Trundle; record keep er, E. M. Guthrle; finance keeper, C. J. Walter; chaplain, A. G. Johnson; ser geant, G. T. Kellogg; M. at A., C. A. Rockwell; first M. of G., S. W. Guthrle; second M. of G., R. H. Kelsey; sentinel, H. L. Decker; picket, J. C. Crane; trus tee, Robert Sharp; physician of sick and accident department, Dr. A. W. Plum mer; physician of medical department. Dr. J. M. Dunsmoor; musician, C. W. Unger. The installation of the officers-elect will take place the first meeting in Jan uary. Preceding the election of olncers the ritualistic work was conferred upon seven candidates. A communication has been received from Supreme Commander D. P. Markey stating that the new ritual will be ready for use about the middle of January. Jt has been used several times in the east and the supreme commander writes that it has met with great approval and will be a drawing card for the order. The aim of the gentlemen who wrote the ritual was to provide some innocent fun without having anything of an objeo tlonable nature. -*- Banner tent No. 6 held its election of officers on Tuesday evening. Several of the offices were hotly contested. George Gardner, who has held the office of rec ord keeper for a number of years, was re-elected. December 12 the members of Koyal hive will serve a supper from S to 8 at Stevenson's hall, 438H South Spring street. This will be followed by a minstrel per formance ln which a number of the women of the hive will participate. The women are afraid that the cosmetics used in blacking the faces might inter fere with their complexions, so they have decided to appear in white faces. We guess some of them must have heard of the experience of the women who blacked up to take part In the minstrels recently given by tent No. 2. Rumor has It that one of the women, ln her haste to as sume an African complexion, got the box containing shoe blacking instead of the one containing burnt cork. It is un necessary to say that it took considerable time to get her face to its natural con dition. 5 FIRE GUTS STORES AND APARTMENTS $75,000 BLAZE STARTED BY MOTOR First and Second Floor* of the Cliff, at 1124 West Seventh Street, Destroyed — I nsu ranee Is Big The first and second floors of the Cliff apartment house building at 1110 to 1124 East Seventh street was burned out last night, entailing a losa of $75,000 on the building and contents. The street floor of the building was oc cupied by J. F. Reed, grocer; C. H. Young, dealer ln furniture; C. S. Brun, manufacturer of ice cream and candy; R. K. Cray's restaurant and R. Abrams, a tailor. The stock and fixtures in each ef these establishments were totally destroyed. The fire is supposed to have started from defective wires of an electric motor vee<X ln the mixing room of the Standard lea cream factory. The flre was discovered shortly after 10 o'clock by a pedestrian, who ran to the corner of Gladys avenue and turned in an alarm. A few minutes later an alarm was turned In from Seventh street and Central avenue. When the department apparatus ar rived the entire lower floor of the build- Ing was on flre and spreading rapidly. The flre ate its way through the celling into the second floor. J. B. Young i* tha manager of the rooming house. The building Is owned by T. Wlesan danger and his loss is estimated at $96, 00, fully covered by insurance. It waa impossible last night to ascer tain the anmuui vi ijie individual »u»o«i on stock and fixtures of the occupants of the stores, but Fire Chief Lips Is of the opinion from the character of stocks carried that the amount will aggregate fully »40,000. / ROYAL COURT Sfr Pico assembly No. 8 will hold Ita next semi-monthly whist party on Monday, December 16, in its hall on the corner of Pico and El Molina street*. This whist meeiiuij has steadily grown urtll it ha« become the most popular one on tha heights and the- prizes being more val uable each meeting the members are considering a weekly meeting to accom modate the players. Belvedere assembly No. •24 election of officers was held Monday last and the flolowlng officers elected: Past wprthy chancellor, D. Garwood; worthy chancel lor, George A. French; vice chancellor, Paul G. Hoist; bishop. Mrs. H. J. Reyn olds; counselor, iM. O. iMohler; herald, William Haller; lady oC honor, Ethel Andrews; advocate, Lena Evana; scrive ner, Fred Rasgoraheck; master of exche quer, John Rasgorsheck; warden, U. S. Andrews; sentinel, C. W. Phillips; trus tees, Hy Gottleber, N. J. Peterson, F. P. Kruse; finance committee, George French. R. B. Deputy, P. G. Holat. The assem bly has selected the second Monday in January for the installation, which will be public. ¦? The Good Samaritan club of the Royal Court mot at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Holdridge on Friday even ing and In spite of the Inclement weather the attendance was unusually large. Whist was the order for the evening and refreshments wer« Berved after the game. The club is growing steadily and is be coming more popular than ever among the members, and the increasing at tendance is very gratifying to the ladiea of assembly No. 2, who were Instrumen tal in getting the club started. Los Angeles asrembly No. 2, the ban ner assembly, held Its semi-annual elec tion of officers on Wednesday evening and the following were elected to office: Past worthy chancellor, Charles W. Hol dridge; worthy chancellor, Leroy W. Hicks; vice chancellor, Allan Young; counselor, John W. 'Flowers; herald Martin P. Winther; lady of honor, Anna Levin; scrivener, Georgu Felch; master of exchequer, Fred Wilcox; bishop, Jane de Lanty; warden, C. F. Dlxon; sentinel, Leonard Sheck; advocate, Martha A. Sawyer; trustees, C. H. yon Breton, iLea lelgh F. Wright, M. H. Bellinger. The installation will take place the last Wednesday ln January. A committee was appointed to prepare a Christmas tree for the members of the assembly and their families -with special attention to be paid to the children and the auccesa of last year promises to be eclipsed. Crescent assembly No. 15 held Ita semi annual election of officers on Friday even ing and the following officers will serve for the incoming term: Worthy chancel lor, Robert A. Long; vice chancellor, Or rle Sweeney; bishop, Mrs. M. J. Smith; counselor, W. E. Biggs; advocate, Julia head; master of exchequer, Lula V. Barnes; herald, Mary Moxon, lady of honor, Louise Lincoln; examining physi cian, Charles F. Miller, M. D. The date of installation has not been decided on as the assembly is growing so rapidly that a larger hall is necessary and the mem bers wish to have the installation public and will wait to see if the committee can secure larger quarters and then hold the installation. The current month » issue of the Royal Advocate, the official organ of the order, will be in the nature of a holiday num ber and all members of the order are awaiting its Issue with anticipation of the good things It will contain. The Ad vocate will shortly be enlarged, aa the present size la only about half large enough to contain the news of the dif ferent assemblies. The royal chancellor leaves the coming week to institute two new assemblies in the southern part of the state and will make an official visit to all the assem blies before returning. There is great rivalry among the assemblies to have the largest initiation for the royal chan cellor to take part In, and all report that they will be the winner of the banner. Courtier and Lady John N. Hunt cel ebrated their twentieth wedding anni versary last evening at Hotel Capitola. South Pasadena. Mr. Hurt is treasurer of Los Angeles county and a member of the royal advisory board of the Royal Court. Many prominent members of the order attended the celebration. The Bars Down! All classic ' music >, now jlO ; cents, «> six copies - 60c. . The T •helves ;¦ are 4 empty. All .' Schirmer's edition ?•: on counters. Help yourselves. ' EVERYTHING" AT. cost ; OR LESS. bar*L«jtt: BTOSIO CO * 881 8. Broadway, opp. city • hall. t BRISTOL Th* popular dining pleo* with people wlio ¦¦ enjoy ( ev- erything of th« best, . Entire ¦atwment H. iW,I! Hallman Bids.; tut and Spring at*.