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NEWS OF FRATERNAL AND SECRET SOCIETIES ROYAL COURT The Iris club of Pico as sembly No. 8 will give a lprogressive whist party to froorrow evening for the benefit of the flower fund. Handsome prizes will be Kivcn and refreshments will bo scry. <i. The new office^ of rico nssemoly No. s were installed last Monday evening by William B. Sufforn, acting ro chancellor. The boautiful Installation ceremony of the royal court was never conducted in a more ImpresMTe man nor than on this occasion. Courtier SuSern is an expert in ritualistic work. In introducing Worthy Cham Knuppenberg, the installing officer made a strong appeal for frn.tornn.liam iuul the upbuilding of the Royal Court The following: weekly meeting enter tainment committee was appointed to lie entertainment at each meeting throughout the month: Ladies Talbot- Winahip, Gress and Knuppenberg, and ) Courtiers Miles and MeGowan. It was also decided to hold the regular month- | Jy public meeting on January 31. and the following members were appointed to ai tho entertainment: La dies Grew, Thayer and role, and Cour tiers Garwood and Shepard. At the I conclusion of the meeting the ladle! served a bountiful repast in the ban <iuet room. Los Angeles assembly No. 2 has Is sued invitations to the public installa tion of officers to be held next Tuesday overling-. The oftlcers-clect have been appointed a committee to plan the. meeting, with George Blakeslee King, <-huncellor-elect, as chairman. The committee announces that there •will be present a number of the royal officers. among the most promi nent of whom will be Rev. Hugh K. Walker, royal bishop of the Royal Court, who -will deliver an address on ■'Fraternity." The installing oitleer. Royal Herald L. F. Wright, will be as sisted by Royal Auditor O. H. Felch. Royal Lady of Honor Mrs. H. B. Tower and company B. royal guards. The last two meetings of No. 2 have "been the best two held in a year. Past Chancellor Leroy Hicks was the genius of their success. Besides entertain ment. Courtier Hicks, assisted by Ladles Hicks, Felch. Chappel, Sales, Flat*, Tower, Willox and others fur nished refreshments at each of them. Next Wednesday evening- Queen as sembly will givo a public entertain ment at tho hall, corner Central avenue :md Adams street. A fine musical and literary program, dancing and cards ■h ill be provided. Mrs. G. M. Watts of Queen assem bly was hostess at a progressive whist party to sixty members and friends of the Royal Court at her home, 1175 East ! Adams street, hist Monday evening-. There were fourteen tables. Music find refreshments added to the popuHr ity of the hostess.and to the enjoyment of her guests. The prizes were all very choice. They were secured by the fol lowiiiK players: Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Dr. Coldwells. Mr. Scheck, Mrs. Alee and Mr. McDonald. \! the meeting of Queen No. 41. last Wednesday evening four candidate! wire initiated and six others elected to membership. A campaign for new members was started and the assembly divided into two divisions, with Ladies a. M. Watts and Ruble Smith as cap tains. crown assembly No. 42 will meet in ty hall, corner Daly street and Downey avenue. next Wednesday evening. A fine class of candidates will he initiated in honor of the first busi ness session in the new hall. The first public entertainment and dance of No. 42 was given Inst Wednes day evening and was much enjoyed by the large crowd present. One of the features of the program was an illus trated stereopticon lecture on Japan by Frederick Ballou of the Pacific | Stereoptieon company. Refreshments ' were served. The committee in charge i of the refreshment booth was composed of Mrs. Carl Teske and Miss Edatto I ILorlne Johnson. The meeting of South Gate Assem- No. 40 next Wednesday will be de voted to a public entertainment, to which all members and friends are j invited. There will be a musical pro gram and cards. Thee meeting of South Gate Assem l>ly No. 40 last Friday evening was the first to be held under the guidance of the new officers, when the membership campaign planned two weeks aero was formally launched. The assembly lias been divided into two divisions, with | Ladies Nelle Stewart find Mrs. Jesse Joiner as captains, and with these two enthusiastic leaders the campaign is sure to be a success. The installation of officers-elect of j No. 40 took place publicly In the pres < nee of a large gathering of members and friends Friday evening. January j 34. Courtier William B. Suffern I the installing officer and officiated in a creditable manner both to himself and ta the Royal court. At the conclusion of the installation ceremonies Worthy Chancellor A. Byron Hubbel! made, a neat speech, in -which he thanked the members for the honor conferred and appealed to them for their co-operation Jn advancing the interests of the order through the medium of South Gate as sembly. Acting Royal Chanc llor Suf fern delivered an eloquent address on fraternity and the benefits of member fchip in the Royal Court. THE FRATERNAL BROTHERHOOD Monday niplit, January 17, the Yoßfinitp campaign was launched In Heimosa lodge No. 32 with great en thusiasm. July promi liiid the biggest lodge in the order several hundred - - x -' . members stronger than at present, All listened with interest to the easy re quirements which will win the trip that all look upon as a good educational op portunity. - Reports c jino In from the whole Fraternal 3rotherhood Jurisdiction of joint Installations; on some occasions triple ones. Much was made of these events, which In a great many lodges are the social occasions of the year. The lodges have this year exchanged the courtesy to an extent that has sur passed any prior years. Los Angeles lodge No. 1 will be one of the last of the city lodges to Install officers. The date will be January 27. | Capt. Klein of El Paso court, U. R., reports his Intention of encamping in the Yosemite valley next July with a lull company of his own. The uniform rank gives promise of a big encamp ment In that beautiful spot. Friday night, January 21, La Grande lodge No. 9 entertained its old and new officers at a banquet and had as guests of honor the women who acted as in stalling officers for that lodge two weeks previous. Brother Wightman re sponded to a toast "Our Ladies," and then introduced Supreme Vice Presi dent Emma It. Nledig, who In turn In troduced Mrs. H. V. Davis, who re sponded with an original poem. The lodge conferred the side degree upon several candidates, the witnessing of ■which was denied the women, •■■i Officers of Santa Monica lodge No. 1-;! were Installed last night. A con tinuance of prosperity Is assured the Officials Who Promote the Modern Woodmen of America / /jink |l|hi^o'*fTfo'iV' A. R. TALBOT , i mil „,, ■■ ... I ?""",', .... mm£ 3. O. BURGESS THE week beginning February 7 will be a memorable one for the Modern Woodmen of America In Los Angeles. From Mouday until Thursday inclusive, Head Consul A. K. Talbot will be here and a program of events will keep him busy. As there are twenty-nine camps in the county with moro than 70'JU members it is apparent that many people will be in terested. Head Consul Talbot was expected here several months ago, but because of an accident was prevented from coming. In anticipation of his visit a large number of members have been .secured, and they will be initiated in hia presence, and he will take part in the ceremony. At least 4UU will be add- Ed to the ranks of the Woodmen at this time. This visit is in the nature of a flying trip. Mr. Talbot on the way here will stop at Sacramento, Oak land, San Francisco and Fresno. He will arrive here February 7 and that same evening will be present at the meeting of Pasadena camp, when a class adoption will be held. Forester teams from all over the county will be there to assist. Tuesday will be passed quietly in Los Angeles. Wednes day evening the festivities will open with a parade led by the battalion of foresters and a public meeting will be held at Eagles' hall on Third street, at which addresses will be made by Mr. Talbot, National Lecturer J. A. Davis and possibly others. Thursday evening in the same hall will be the big class adoption, when candidates from all camps In tho county will be taken in. The camps of Los Angeles county with their clerks arc as follows: Claremont—George E. Hopkins. Los Angeles—Golden .State, J. J. Tay lor; Pacific, ]■:. B. Ham ill; Vernon, k Spengler; California, Frank A. Smith; Hunset, J. B. Wright; Eaststde J. K. Simon; Garvanaa, L. K. Marior. Pasadena—A. C. Stocking. Whtttler —Leo Jones. Pomona — Harvey Cooper. Covina—S. A. Wolfarth. Alhambra—Grant Tilt on. Artesia—George R. Frantzon. nej—A. K. Henry, ' 'ompton—B, M. Lee, Watts—O. .T. Lebatt. i; irdc-nn.—\V. It. Power?. Kan Dimas —John F. Ail iii ran P»rk— C. U. Hoover. Long Beach —Long Beach, Dr. Oharl(;s E. Brown; Silver Bay, W. D. Casun. South Pasadena—George B. Sanford. El Monte—North Everett. Monrovia —A. N. Reldenouier, Lemon— B. Mulholland. Lordsburg—M. L. Bressel. Sherman—O. B. Moore. Glendora—N. J. Ashley. The committees in charge of affairs are: , Program—J. W. Carrigan, Golden State camp; Getchell, Yernon camp; Stlllman, (Sarvanza camp. Reception—W. F. McLaughlln, Pa cific camp; J. A. Myers, Golden State camp; C. H. Cook, California camp. Finance—O.G.Meacham, Long Beach camp; Nichols, Sunset camp; L. P. Parman, Alhambra camp; .f. E. Sy monds, East Bide camp; Wllcox, South Pasadena camp; E. J. Culbertson, .Sil i ver Bay camp. The Modern Woodmen of America is twenty-six years old. It was found ed at Lyons, lowa, in 1883 and chartered In Illinois in 1884. Its growth has been marvelous. During the year Just closed 155.837 new members were added, and it now has an enrollment of about 1, --200,000. As there are about 8,000,000 members of fraternal Insurance or ders in the United States about one in every seven members of Buch orders Is a Woodman. No other order of the same kind has half as many members. The greatest growth has been under the administration of Mr. TsJbot) and LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1% 1910. ffflliniw. immww J. A. HERBELIN the members here feel justly proud of his splendid work. In Los Angeles county the Woodmen have been very active. During the year preceding the head camp meet ing- at Peoria in 1908, the district in which this county is comprised led all others of the country in number of adoptions, having 850 to its credit. During tho year just closed the gains were about SOO. J. O. Burgess, district deputy in charge, has 1 been in Los An geles about three years, having come here from Nebraska. His system of work has been eminently successful, as shown by results. Five camps in Los Angeles have com bined nearly 4000 members. Golden State camp No. 7110 leads the state with over 1900 members, while Pacific camp contei next with 1700. Golden State, it is presumed, will again have the ban ner for the greatest net gain during tho year. A feature of the open meeting to be held February 9 will be presenta tions of prizes by Head Consul Talbot. Deputy Burges at the beginning of last year made the following offer: The camps were arranged in three classes, A, B and C, in order that the smaller camps might have an equal chance with the larger ones to win prizes. These prizes will go into the camps having the largest increase in newly adopted beneficial members, in either class A, B or C, and given to the deputy or member, who has secured j for the winning camp, in either class, j the largest number of applications that shall have been adopted and certi ficates delivered applicants for said winning camp, from .March 1, 1909, to December 31, 1909. Clai-s A consists of camps having more than 1000 members. Class B, consists of camps having more than 100 and fewer than 1000 members. .*» Class G consists of camps having than luu members. Two prizes will be given in class A, three in class B, and four in class C. Prizes will be as follows: Clans A —first prize, a beautiful 37- Jewel, . gold hunting-case watch; gec ond prize, a solid gold Modern Wood man watch charm. B —First prize, a beautiful 17 --jewel, gold hunting-case watch; sec ond prize, a No. 8 Brownls kodak; third prize, a fine gold fountain pen. Class t'—Flr.:t prize, a beautiful 17 --jewel, gold hunting-case watch; sec ond prize, a tine ir.-jewel, open-face gold watch; third prize, a solid gold, Modern woodman charm; fourth prize, a fine gold fountain pen. A Modern Woodman that has reason to be proud of his record for the year 1909 is Camp Deputy Julien A. Herbe lln of Golden state ramp No. 7110. That he has accomplished something that no other deputy has accomplished in the history of woodcraft in California by writing in every month more adoptions than any other deputy in the state is a great achievement. The serious expres sion you see on his face In the picture accompanying this article was caught just as Julien was about to tackle some bright. Intelligent young fellow who had an idea that some other kind of insurance was better than fraternal and who, he *H aware, had a mind of his own with which he would have to deal. lint when Julien gets that look on his taca there is no use; one might aa well give up! It's either get into the great est fraternal Insurance society in the world, or death by the jaw-bone route! lie getsfhis man! LIVE FOR GOOD I CAN DO I live for those whit love me. For those that know mo trus, For the heaven that smiles above me,. And waits my comlnur, 100. For the cause that needs assistance* For the wrongs that need - resistance, Tor the future In the distance. For the good that I can do. , : ■;.•.-■ •-.-, . - . —Selected. J. FREEMAN COOK WOODMEN OF THE WORLD !m-;._-.H,»t inti I In a circular letter, under date of January 1, 1910, issued to nil camps in the Pacific Jurist!, ■ Head Conaul t- I. Boak Infornw tha membership that the oninllniont of the nr, TontlßJ-V 1 \v:l;J 103,7411. jurisdiction on j«'""»» - •■-■ —■" ■ as against 101.509 the same date a yeai ago. This gives 1488 more members than were reported by the head auditor to the last head camp session, ana shows that not only has all loss occa sioned by the raise of rates been made up but that the order is ahead nearly iTiOO members. To us« the head consul s own words; "In view of the experience of other societies under like conditions, we consider that the Pacific jurisdic tion. Woodmen of the World, has made a remarkably quick and safe recovery from the ordeal of rate adjustment." The latter also states that during the past years 729 death claims, amounting to $1,271,660, were allowed, bringing the total amount of death claims paid since organization in August, 1890, to $11, --824,287.50. The general tone of the let ter is Indicative of substantial advances all along the line, and prophetic, of greater prosperity (or the year 1910. La Fiesta camp had one of the largest meetings in its history last Monday night, when the newly elected officers were installed. Past Consul Comman der Jacob Good officiated as installing officer and Past Consul Commander Frank Bagley acted as neighbor escort. with the uniformed degree team of the camp assisting. J. H. McConnell, gen eral organizer of the Canadian Jurisdic tion, delivered an eloquent address on Woodcraft, and former Organizer Wil liam Hagerman (Woodman Bill) kept the large crowd laughing during his entire speech. Two classy boxing bouts were pulled off by local disciples of the manly art. The camp has just received a; set of beautiful officers' Jewels from the head camp as a prize for complying with the head consul's offer for the months of November and December. The head consul has extended the gold button offer to the date of the Portland session of the head camp in July. Past Head Consul John H. Foley, at present clerk of La Fiesta camp, is now in Den ver, and while there will visit and ad dress many of the camps. " Last Wednesday night Vernon camp had another jolly time. Three appli cations were received and two candi dates initiated. The team and members are Just beginning to warm up in the team versus officers and members' con test. The present count stands 16 to 1 In favor of the team, counting- all ap plications in from January 1. At the request of Past Consul Commander R. G. Thompson ha was relieved from the captaincy on account of his removal to Eagle Rock valley. He will, however, be the foremost fighter for the new cap tain, M. P. Hlehey, who is now holding, with credit to himself and the camp, the position of adviser lieutenant. The raillery at the camp session Wednesday night was decidedly interesting, both sides Indulging freely. The team will take as a criterion the famous Old Guard of Waterloo history, while the officers and members will come down to later days and put up a bold front and repulse the charges of the team like those who earned the name "Stone wall" for General Jackson. All the members. Including team and officers, are imbued with the one aim. to benefit the camp and enlarge our splendid or der, and all have expressed the wish to tight tooth and nail till their ambi tions are realized. This contest was started spontaneously, without the least thought of personal gain or for a bonus from the head camp. Next Wednesday night Vernon camp will hold its annual family gathering. This is the one night in the year de voted to amusing and pleasing the chil dren of members. An interesting pro gram is being arranged, consisting of songs, recitations and musical selec tions, and all will be rendered by the talented little ones. Head Adviser T. Clinton Veale, as sisted by District Organizer George E. Stretch as neighbor escort, installed, the ! officers-elect'at Colton January 11, the names and stations following: Past consul commander, E. L. Cole; consul commander, C. H. Townsend; adviser i lieutenant, L. Holiday; clerk, J. Paul; ; banker, W. J. Kirkpatrick; escort, D. J. Wilson; watchman, G. Freemanr sen try, C. H. Payette; managers, E. Erlck son and H. More; physician, Dr. F. H. Pritchard. District Organizer George B. Stretch was the installing officer at Redlands camp Tuesday night, inducting into office the following: Past consul com mander, Virgil Asher; consul comman der, M. M. Moore; adviser lieutenant, Ivan Putnam; clerk, C. A. MeCubbin; banker, H. Andrews; escort, T. E. Mc i Donald; watchman, W. A. Hartman; sentry, N. L. Levering; managers, M. ;J. Meeker, W. M. Clark and C. B. Windsor; physician, Dr. C. H. Lashlee. I San Bernardino camp installed the following officers at its meeting Friday night, January 21: Past consul com mander, O. R. C, Grow; consul com mander, Frank Crow; adviser lieuten ant, Mason Shane; clerk, E. C. Peck; banker, M. Q. Aldridge; escort, J. H. Ward,; watchman, George H. Seager; sentry, H. C. Goodwin; managers, H. Conner, A. E. Ade and C. P. Harrows. CHURCH FRATERNAL 1.1 .11 It. Emmet L,ucas, field superintendent. Installed the officers of Englewood council, organized De cember 30. 1909, last Thursday evening, with a large beneficial mem bership present. Vislt- I ing members from Redondo and Lob Angeles councils attended. Rev. W. W. Logan of council o. 94 of Los Angeles made the opening prayer. James T. Judson of Redondo council, ably assisted by his wife as accompa nist, entertained with a tenor solo, en titled "I Trust in God," which was well received. The little daughter of J. T. Leftwich, at whose residence the ses sion of this council was held, in a very delicate way entertained with a piano solo, "Home, Sweet Home." Rev. Mr. Logan gave an interesting talk and I made complimentary reference to the officers of the home office of the so ciety. Mrs. L. B. Lucas, organist of Los Angeles council, pave a delightful piano selection; also Miss Alice Leath ermtn, ft recent arrival from Minne sota, delightfully entertained the audi ence with musical selections, and th -. state superintendent sang a baritone solo, "In Any Old Port In Time of Storm." Rev. Robert J. Taylor spoke about the great mutual assistant- to the social work of the organization among church people. E. Myers, presi •l• lit, of the council, expressed himself In litt-rli terms regarding the continued i-access of the council. James T. Jud \ ice president of Iledondo council, extended an invitation for all to Attend the first cottage session to be he'd at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alitis, Mon day evening, January 81. The Women of (his council are deserving of much credit for preparing the duinli.■:■ lint were served. The council promt* be one of the strongest in Southern i 'aliiornia. INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS The Officers of court Occld**Pt , were Installed Friday evening by High Secretary B. G. Dunker ley, assisted by High Marshall T. G. Chappie. Those installed were: court deputy, uompuniuu M. a. Could; physicians, F. W. Sted doitt, F. R. Frost and F. O. i'ost: chief fer, Companion R. Thew; vies chief ranger. .1. li. Morgan: recording * , f. W. Bus well; financial secre tary, Companion 1.. Bredehoft; treas urer, J. Modle; orator, Companion 3. o ganist, Companion i. Qould; senior woodward, H. Ireland; junior woodward, \v. H. Light; senior Beadle, r. Goldehsen; junior beadle, .1. H. The benefit given by Court Morris Vineyard to Brother Charlie Welch In honor of one who linn alwasy boon to the fore in the fraternal duty of visit ing the sick Ml larsely attended. j Those who participated were Com panions Ines Decker and Catharine Hochderffer, readings; dusts by Claude Butler aad J. Murray; buck and wing dancing by the Lean broth ers and readings by Brothers George w. i) l and w. X. Helms, Genial .i:u'k HolllngßWorth acted as auc* I tloneer in disposing of the targe num ber Of handsome lunch baskets that were brought by the companions. Sup per, sociability and dancing won- en joyed. Saturday evening Deputy Supreme Chief Ranger J. H. Jones Installed the officers of Court Monrovia, assisted by other officers. A duet was given by the Misses Shriner, reding by Com panion Crawshaw and instrumental se 1.-' linns by Companion Casner. A good supper was provided. Officers of Companion Court Mtratnar and Court Temple were Installed Tuesday night by. High Chief Ranger C. H. Dlckson, Msslted by the high standing committee and other high court Officers and the guard of honor of Companion Court Los Angeles. The companions installed wort-: Court deputy, M. 1. Dunkcrloy; chief ranger, A. E. Gruehnau: vice chief ranger, M. Helbaeh; recording secretary, H. Gruebnau; financial secretary. J. E. Hochderffer: treasurer, E. J. Harnett; orator, K. Jordan: organist, E. Wil kinson; senior woodward, C. O. Seem; junior Woodward, F. Seem; senior I beadle, K. ],:mibdin. The brothers in stalled were: Court deputy, 8. Brice; chief ranger, F. Hochderffer; vice chief ranger, C. J. Jones; recording secre tary, J. Travis; treasurer, J. A. Tray nor; orator, J. F. Walker; organist, G. C. Baattnan; senior woodward, S. N. Nourse; junior woodward, J,. Ma honey; senior beadle, H. Harnett; ju nior bcudle, W. Shaw. The high chief ranger explained to the members the details of the nuw free hospital and surgical benefits of the order. Com panion Wilkinson Rave a piano solo. Miss Helen Eastman a vocal solo and songs and character sketches were given by E. Cllne. A drawing took place far the grold watch offered in connection with the orphans' tage, and 3!>06 was the num ber drawn. This must bo claimed from the high seoretai'y before Feb ruary 1, falling which No. 3440 will take the watch. Companion Cora Ecket of Companion Court Morris Vineyard sold the largest number of the tags and was presented by the high thief ranger with a solid gold locket in recognition of her good work. Badges of honor for havin gattended every court meeting during last year were awarded to Companions iA. J. Gregory and H. Gruebnau and Broth ers W. E. Clayton and J. Carroll. Companion Gregory, the retiring chief ranger of the companion court, was also presented with a handsome bou quet of violets by the high chief rang- AT THE LOS ANGELES THEATERS SOME BITING WORDS UPON A "LOST ART" WINTHROP CHAMBERLAIN In the Minneapolis Journal Is stage makeup a lost art? One is inclined to think so, after observing the sort of daubery that passes for it In these degenerate days. | One of these days some manager of a musical comedy is going to make a tremendous hit with the public by in sisting that the chorus people are I properly made up. The ordinary chorus girl's stage getup is enough to scare the owls. Too much rouge on the cheeks, too much red on the lips and far too much blue on the eyelids make her resemble nothing human. When she breaks this combination up with a supposedly winsome smile, the effect is highly ludicrous. Ko doubt one Veason why the art of making up is bo little understood nowadays la that managers have fallen into the habit of selecting actors- to fit the parts, Instead of requiring- ver satility in their players. After the play is selected and fitted to the star, the hunt begins for people who will fill the requirements of the playwright. Most of the cast are thus able to go on in "their own faces." The prac tice Is one that makes for realism, but beside* .striking a blow at the art of making-up it produces a set of narrow specialists instead of versatile actors, ready to do any part. Each player has his little specialty and unless some playwright writes a part that fits him he is out of it. The Ptock companies furnish about the only antidotes to this tendency. In these organizations ver satility is at a premium, and the pro tean actor gets a chance to show what lie can do. "IN DEAR OLD LONDON" Alice Lloyd, the English comedienne, who will join the Orpheum road show for its second local week, declares that London music hall audiences demand broader mirth than an American audi ence will even tolerate. "If you try to avoid that sort of thing," ob»«rvei Miss Lloyd, "they give you the bird." "What?" exclaims the faithful inter viewer, in horror. "The bird! The raspberry, you know." (It is modern cockney for the hook.) In Gl«igow, MIM Lloyd explains, a performer who does not please the canny Scot is I.issued and dragged into the wings, while the gallery blows its lungs out on tuppenny whistles Oltfl less musical souls call distractedly for the police. Fanoy such a thing at the local Or- (phcum! We miss Frederick Cilbert at the Burbaak, but truHt the world of is tho guiiier by our loss. , CONDENSED AND EARLY COPY IS REQUESTED FOR FRATERNAL PAGE - - „ — A* (lie Frnternal page goes to pre»» Saturday morning for the Sunday Issue of The Herald, It makes It neceimary for early fopy anil mine Inter than 6 o'clock Friday evening. We ask the fnltbfnl contributor* to be prompt and N "hull down" their copy, for the space la lim ited. "Alnnjn room for one more" does not apply, for when the QNUM Is filled I lie nhiirt-Moii »v mini In- used. I er «n behalf of the members of her court. Officers of Court Mateo, meeting in the Walker building Wednesday even ing, will be Installed. Court Qlad Hand : will give a smoker Thursday evening, land the officers of Court Rivera will be installed Saturday evening. Does an yone know tho whereabouts of Brother Ralph Lyons of St. Paul, ! Minn.? His parents last heard that he had been ill in a Los Angeles lios i pitnl and are anxious t ohear of him. lie is jo years Old, 6 feet ll inches in height, dark complexioned and clean shaven. The high secretary would be gl.id of any information concerning him. court Semi Tropic added three to its membership at its meeting last week. Court La Fiesta held an open n t ing last Tuesday evening. A flue musical and literary program was given and the usual dine c. TRIBE OF BEN HUR The annual masque rade ball held Tuesday evening in the Walker Theater building, given by Simonides court No. 4, Tribe of Ben Hur, was well attended, pretty and comic costumes be- ing in evidence. Mrs. Burbee won the first prize for women, a china chocolate set. Rosa Hammond won the second prize, china cup and saucer. John L. Kelley won tho first prize for men, a smoking set. M. C. Dieffenbacher won a stein for second prize. Simonides court meets every Tuesday evening at the Walker Theater build ing, 730 South Grand avenue. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS That the anniversary charity ball of I the K. of C. which will be held at as sembly rooms. Sixteenth and Flower streets, Tuesday, January 25, will be an assured success is evidenced by tfee interest that is displayed by the entire. Catholic people of Los Angeles. This will be the first society event held under the auspices of the local council U) which non-members of tho order are t& bo invited, as heretofore their anni versary balls have been confined exclu sively to members. Many new and in- teresting features will be presented on this occasion. A long list of notables have already accepted the invitation of the committee and will be present. The patronesses are as follows: Mmes. G. Allen Hancock, Lewis A. Grant, W. EL Hampton, Richard Dillon, Charles A. King, Edward Tynan, John Alton, J. R. Dwyer. Mary Schallert.M. J. McGarry, C. C. Desmond, Joseph Scott, John P. Burke. A. J. Clark, P. G. Cotter, Paul J. McCormack. P. J. McDonald, Walter Goldsmith. J. J. Bergin, W. U. Molony, John P. Coyne, J. A. McGarry, T. L. Anton, J. W. Dolan, T. J. Cunningham and P. S: Dougherty. Men of moderate means—tradesmen, mechanics and laborers—have greater need for life protection than those who have gained a competency.— Fra ternal Monitor. LEADING WOMAN IN GEORGE ADE PLAY - •'.■ ' 'SSFBHjßnfey y-'-'' '-. MISS MARGARET DOLE With William H. Crane in "Father and the Toys" "AMERICAN LORD" IS EPIGRAMMATIC , Bits of mirth from George Broad hurst's current comedy: >■ - *Jj*l Don't count the pot won until the other fellow has thrown bU hand Into the deck, no matter how many times lie says "that's good," , '■. That, fellow has been a. lord masque rading around here as a. man. Even a lien knows enough in keep quiet about her business until she has laid an egg. '" ' DM you ever try a garden party? I have and always found them guilty. . Here they are (the English) , always doing the same thing the »am» way be cause some fool made a mistake thou sands of years ago. - Whenever a lord appear! in ■ sight, about all England seems bent double in the back. .. In this' country (England) a man can't even stop his own • lawsuit. .It ■»• a wonder the attorneys In the United States haven't got on. If they ever do, \va might. Just as well turn over the United States treasury to them. A lawyer In the united States never «ays how much his fee will be until'he asks you, "how much have you got?" ■ You can buy It, pernapa at many places, but tHere's one BEST placo to buy lt-ahd that place advertises. PART IV KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS Major J. O. Royer has been working in behalf of Company 25, Uniformed »Rank, Knights of Pythias. 110 members having joined this company from Ana heim lodge No. 105, which way Instituted December 31. This body of men will he initiated at Anaheim February 12, at which time there will in- present Gen. J. a. Drifnn and his entire staff. Grand Chancellor E. C. Hart, Craml K. of R. and S. H. Sohaffner, Grand Vice Chancellor Qeorgo W. Chlldi, Grand Prelate B. F. Bledsoe and many prominent mem bers from all over the state. A special train will leave Los Angeles via the Banta Fe railway at 7 p. m. Saturday tor ftembert of the uniform rank who will confer the degree work. Sunday morning another special train will cany all other l'ythians who wish to attend. Adequate arrangements will be made for the comfort and enjoyment of all who may attend. The order has se cured an official K. of P. band, as the JTulleftoa and Anaheim bands have ar ranged to organize and will make the finest band in the state. The members have been furnished beautiful Knights of Pythias uniforms through the gen erosity of Brother Royer. Sizzling Arrow lodge No. 20, Knights of PythiOS held its first preliminary meeting for organization Friday night ■ week ago at Pythian castle hull. No. 108V4 North Spring street, at Which more than 200 signers to the petition for warrant were present. The local lodges very courteously ■igreed to confer the ranks on the now members in classes at their regular meetings, thus eliminating the great burden of the work that would fall on the members at the night of the insti tution, as all the grand lodge officers as well as prominent members from all over the state will be present, and a great. Pjithian reunion will be held, and it Is the desire of the organizers of this lodge that this be a gala event. It is especially desired that all un afflliated members of the order, wheth er in good standing or not. send their names and addresses at once to the K. of P. committee, 410 South Broad way. ANCIENT ORDER OF UNITED WORKMEN Grand officers publicly installed the incoming officers of lodge No. 53, A. O. V W , and Magnolia lodge No. 34 last Wednesday night. The impressive cere monies and beautiful floor work were performed by the Magnolia staff. An interesting program was rendered. Danciner, cards and refreshments were much enjoyed. The Royal Whist club met at the home of Mrs. Leatherwood on Fifty fourth street January 19 and passed a pleasant afternoon. Those assigned the prizes were President Royal, a hand some hand-painted china plate, and Mrs. Nellie Smith, tho consolation. COURT OF HONOR Progressive court No. 1127, Court of Honor, at Us meeting last Monday night received eight applications for membership and initiated three candi dates, resulting from the good work of Deputy P. A. Kemp. A general good time was enjoyed, including an interesting talk by Hey. W. D. Land is. YOUNG MEN'S INSTITUTE An open meeting and ladies' night will be given under tlie auspices of Conaty council No. 699, Y. M. 1., next Wednesday night at St. Patrick's school hall. Thirty-fourth street, near Central avenue. An interesting pro gram has been arranged. Paul J. Mc- Cormick will he the principal speaker. MORE OR LESS OF LOCAL CHATTER Have you observed the surely ripen ing excellence of Chai-les Rugglos' character work at the Belasco? It is a shame to say it, hut he is too good an actor to give even a two weeks' va cation. Some of our best people visited "Angel Town" last week. George Broadhurst justified the first syllable of his more ancient name by the , smiles he dispensed, and was observed to applaud lustily when he thought no one was looking. Close beside him tStage Manager Andrews of the Be- Thseo was heard to chortle at guarded intervals. It is about time for aonther vaude ville cataclysm. Now, if the Orpheum should lease its present building to the Sullivan & Considine circuit and Wil liam Morris should But why spec ulate in the absence of Walter Hoff Secley? The Rt. Hon. Jay Barnes Is contem plating another masterpiece in color, designed to emphasize the elaborate plans for future new productions of a certain playhouse with which he oticq modestly admitted he was connected. Despite the notion of our young friend, the Rounder, there are many of us who would be glad to see David Landau in another strong lead such as that he adorned in "The Girt of the Golden West." Ferris Hartman's next prima donna has landed in the Hebrides. The sweetest piece of press agenting we know of was Sidle Lawrence's reti cence before our taking of "Angel Town." It spoko for itself—the play, of course. Hush! A psychic hunch tells us that Harry Earl is writing another play. In a fifteen-minute conversation ■with Charles Alphin recently we accumu lated enough inspiration for fifteen farces, six musical comedies, one joko and much destructive criticism. Wo have used only the criticism. Helen Holmes, recently of the Be o company, haa gladdened tne hearts of her local friends by her suc cess in "The City." It is to be Hoped that the Auditorium will steal ncr away from Now York for a week. Wo uliould be glad to mention every actor in town in thin department. If only wo knew which wore -willing. There should be no false modesty in this matter. We may bo leached toy telephone at infrequent hours of the day or night. If not, our goat has been known to exhibit Darwinian symptoms of humanity. THIS SCOFFEU.