Newspaper Page Text
I Lyric Theater I
Announcement for 1909
The management of the LYRIC theater desire
to thank the people of Missoula for their patron
age during the year just past, and to wish you all
a VERY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. We de
sire, also, to call your attention to the policy that
will be maintained at this theater during the com
While we will have to admit that we have not
the largest theater, .and that we have had to turn
many people away during the past few months,
yet we are'proud of thee fact that the crowds have
been handled properly and quietly, and, we hope,
satisfactorily to everyone of you.
During the winter our theater is STEAM
HEATED throughout, lessening any danger of
fie there mightbe. The Board of Underwriters of
tWh Pacific recently made an inspection of the
LYRIC and pronounced it FULLY UP TO RE
QUIIIEMENTS IN EVERY RESPECT: We
have four exits and a wide aisle, making it as safe,
if not the safest theater devoted to this class of
amusement to be found anywhere.
In the summer the house will be cooled by elec
tric fans, and the interior of the LYRIC will be
found more comfortable in all seasons of the year
than many other places you might go to escape the
heat or cold.
Ip the parlance of moving picture theaters,
"FIRST RUN PICTURES" means, literally, that
they are run the FIRST TIME-shown to the
public the FIRST TIME-that the pictures are
positively BRANI) NEW, never shown in any the
ater in the entire world ONE SINGLE I)AY
SOONER than the house possessing a first run
service. For any theater in a city the size of Mis
soula to say they are running "FIRST RUN PIC
TURES" would be an untruth, for they could not
do sc,, catering to the number of people they do,
and at the low price of admission.
The LYRIC, however, is showing, for your ap
preciation and enjoyment, as near "FIRST RUN
PICTURES" as it is possible to get, and nothing
else! These pictures are shown at the LYRIC the
very first day permitted to be exhibited in any
theater in this state. Isn't it worth your while to
consider these facts, which are positively true?
If you care to set it FIRST-when it's NEW
the same (lay as shown in many larger cities in
other western states-GO TO THE LYRIC!
We are a little proud of this "coup," for it
means that no city in the state is ahead of MIS
SOULA in the quality and newness of its motion
Study the pictures critically, as they are thrown
upon the screen. You can see that they are nearly
brand new-neither you nor anyone else ever saw
them before in any city IN THIS STATE, they do
not flicker, jerk, jump or waver, nor do they tire
Besides being as new as it is possible to get, the
subjects will be CLEAN. No prizefights will ever
be shou~w at this theater again, no great social
crimes will EVER be seen here-your wife, mother
or daughter will NEVER blush because of suggest
ive scenes, for they will NEVER APPEAR at the
LYRIC. In the future OUR SPECIALTY will be
to cater to WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Aren't
these facts worth your consideration?
We don't make any pretense of being ANGELS,
just owners of the LYRIC THEATER-Missoula
men and women-occupying a clean social and
business status, we hope, and because, frankly, we
feel that a generous patronage depends on giving
you an absolutely CLEAN entertainment, and
withal THE BEST OF ITS KIND AT ANY
Our music is the best in the city; if we could
better a single unit of it we would do it; Emlen
Worth Crampton is a musician known to all of
you and is the best vocalist we can secure.
Fred C. Tacky, our electrician, is experienced in
every phase of the art of projecting motion pic
tures, as our patrons will testify. There ARE no
better in his line.
Our AIM and DESIRE is to make the Lyric
YOUR theater-an EXCLUSIVE place of amuse
ment-where you can bring your family and
frignds ANY TIME and assure them of a clean,
wholesome and refined entertainment.
With the worthy and exclusive features enumer
ated above, we believe we are only human in ask
ing a continuance of your patronage. Thank you.
Mrs. George Strange Snyder
.al rn eO • D i
Matinee at the
This Afternoon and Tomorrow
2:30 to 5 o'clock both days
Entire Change of Program Today
"INGEBOGE" IS NAMEI
NEW YORK WORLD TELLS STORY
OF MASQUERADING WOMAN
-18 A ROMANCE.
Of the many histories of "Sammy"
Williams published since her sudden
death several weeks ago, the one told
by the Eau Claire (\'Ls) correspon
dent of the New York World Is per
hips the most .omllIprehes;live. It fol
Eau Claire, Wis.. Dec. 31.-The mys
trioius "Sammy" Williamns, a resident
of Manhattarrr- t., o- ye--- s,
who dropped dead there from apo
Ilexy, was disclosed by her death.
"Salnmy" was found to be a woman,
who was 'Miss Ingeborgeo Wekan.
Miss Wekan was born In Norway
some 0S years ago, it is claimed; some
say later. Bitefor shei camne to Amter
lea with her la;rents she was courted
by a young N(orw, igian, \Sven Norem,
and the two hecttnme engaged. Then
the WVekan family came to America
and settled in Allamakee county.
Iown, where somne members of the
family still reside, and Ingeborge
came with them. f
And Sven Norem came also. Not
long after the arrival In America
Sven Noremn hecame cold and distant
to Ingehorge and finally Jilted her for
some reason not known, and she was
broken hearted. In fact, she was sot
heart-broken that she could not en
dure it to stay with her folks and
among her acqualntances, and she
suddenly disappeared, and although 5
she was sought high and low she was d
Dons Men's Clothes.
About this tinme, somnewhere around
185F or 1860, there appeared In E-:u I
Claire at short, rather thick set young l
man with coal black hair and smooth I1
face, which he never shaved. Ills
voice was rather soft and lilling, but e
he was strong its ani ox and mixed (
freely with the woodmen here, and It
was not long before lie went to the I
woods as a cook. lIe was such a good it
cook that its long as he was here he P
could get $100 and mlore per month,
and he almassed considerable tmoney 1
which he invested in real estate and I
In other ways.
Suspected He Was a Woman.
lie made Eau Claire his Ionme till
the late 70s or early 80s, and in the
later years there were rumors floating
about that "Billy" Williams, which
was the name he gave, or "Billy"
Cook, as he was generally called, was a
not what he represented himself to be;
in fact, that he was a: wottan in dis
guise. hut they were only rumors. No.
body knew, hilt somllehow or other tihe
report was started, hut "hilly" still t
continued cooking in the woods, going
out with the boys, splending his money
lavishly for liquor, but never drinking
more than he could comfortably carry.
going out with the girls and having a
great time. Although retiring, he was
always good natured and never he
grudged spending money.
Had Lovable Traits.
And he had many very lova ble
traits, and many a poor and neeoly
person in Eau Claire remembers to
this day his kind off!ces in time of
need. It was a favorite custom with
Williams to casually visit the honms
of the needy, and in going away
would leave $5, $10 or $15 without mak
ing known his name. 1io often do
nated" big sums to charity, but with
the request that his name he withheld.
Many such instances of his liberality
are now realled by the old-timers in
But there moved to this city some
years later a family from Allamakee
county, Iowa, neighbors of the Wekan
family, and they were acquainted
with the facts leading up to the dis
appearance of Ingeborge Wekan, and
after seeing and hearing of "lilly"
Williams, they become convinced that
"Billy" and Ingehorge were one and
the same person, and the Wekan fam
ily was soon notified, and a brother of
Ingehorge was soon here to persuade
"Billy" to return home.
After selling his property holdings
here to a friend for the sum of $1, the
later converted the property Into
money, which was turned over to
"Billy," who did not want to risk
transacting business tinder an assulnted
name, he left for St. Paul, and since
that time has never set foot in Faut
For several years he cooked on the
Dalrymple farms in North Dakota,
still masquerading successfully as a
man, and 18 years ago went to Man
battan. Mont., where he lived until
his sudden death, when, a few hours
before he was going to sign a deed to
his property holdings there, which he
was going to sell, he dropped dead.
And then came the revelation that
Williams was a woman.
And such is the sad life story of
Ingehorge Wekan, for "Billy" Williams
and "Sammy" Williams and Ingehorge
Wekan are one and the same person.
It is stated here that her sweetheart,
who jilted her. Sven Norem. is
living in Allamakee county. lowa.
Carlton, Mont., Dec. 29.-John Jones
has gone to Seattle to spend the win
Mr. McClain and Miss Church spent
Christmas in Missoula, the guests of
Mrs. Anderson and children of Mis
soula are guests at the Cottrell home.
Mr. and Mrs. Kapart of Woodside
are the guests of relatives during the
Leo Cottrell has returned from a
two weeks' stay in Seattle.
Mrs. Fred Smith of Missoula spent
Joe Little of Stevensville made at
business trip down here Saturday and
was the guest of Mr. Schrader and
Mr. Wemple between trains.
Mrs. Cottrell expects to leave to
morrow for Sioux City, Iowa. She
was called there by the serious illness
of her sister, Dr. Thomas.
The Yeoman lodge has purchased a
piece of ground from Mr. Holliday,
and expects to have a hall erected
is the trade
mr mark which is
on every gen
uine bottle of
sold in nearly all the
countries of the world.
Nothing equals it to build
up the weak and wasted
bodies of young and old.
Send this advertisement, together with
name of paper In which It appears, yovr
addresa and four centa to cover
Atlas of tie World" in
SCOTT & BOWNE 409 Pearl St.. N., Y.
WATER CURE IS USED
STRANGE METHODS EMPLOYED
IN STATE PENITENTIARY OF
Leavenworth, Kan., 11c.. 31.-The
"cribs" and the water cure have been
used until recently in the Kansas
state penitentiary at Lansing to sub
due refrac'tory prisoners, according to
i statement lmad here last night by
W\'arden II. Hlrakaell at a j.lnt mnlttt
ing of an investigation committee ap
pointed by the governors of Okln
homna and Kansas. The investigation
is the outcome of charges made by
Miss Kate Bernard, state insptector
of prisons and charities of thie state
Warden Itaskell spoke with feeling
in defending the prison management
and urged ia full and prompt investi
gatillon. Mr. Hlaskell said:
"The 'crib' is something that has
been in use for a great many years,
but which we have used little atnd re
cently took It from the room where
it was kept, i1s we thought the room
lore d(esirabll for other purposes.
"TIh so-called water cure has been
used only in al very few instan'es,
and then onl) on the rougher prison
ers. It consists of handcuffing a man
and confining him In a sitting position
and turnintg water on him from ain or
rinalry garden hose. The water was
never forced down his mouth, nor did
it ever result Ir any physical inury,
it alwaysi being used under the dire'
tion of the prison physician."
DISEASE OF CATTLE
NOW UNDER CONTROL
Washington, Dec. 31.--"I believe
we've about gotten the foot and mouth
dis.ase corral.led," dteclared Secretary
Wilson today. "No now outbreaks of
thei disease have been found since that
\ hih i lo'utrred in Snyder county, Pa,.
Oni I ecemherl 1," lcontinued the isei'
;retar. "I want to emphasize, how
Vet'.r, that we are hlettlng up ill our
invetivestgation ery slowly Iheause we
did not forget foreign iountrles might
quarantlne against the whole United
States, as they are very suspicious of
getting the infection. Since Novem
Ier 15, \when the foot and mouth disease
maitde its first appeatrance in the vi-\'1
cinity of Danville and Watennville.
Pa., the elidemic has spread to
Marshland, N. Y., and to Michigan.
The devoloptment depalirtmlent has a
force of 150 veterinarians In the work
of oradicnlting the disease, the
cost of which, it is estimated, will be
fully $5(1.(l00o in the two states. The
total numbenhr if animals slaughtered
was 3,605, valued at $S0,265, of which
tihe federal golvernment will pay two
thirds and the states affectedl one
WIDELY KNOWN MASON
IS DEAD AT PORTLAND
Portland, Ore.. Dec. 31.--Jacob May
er, a pioneer of Portland and member
of the wholesale dry goods firm of
F'lelschner, Mayer & Co., of this city,
with branches in Spokane and Seattle,
the largest wholesale house in thb
Pacific northwest, died today of old
Mayer was horn in Germany In 18526.
He came to Portland in 1X57.
Mr. Mayer was the oldest and Iest
known Mason on the Pacific coast land
has a world-wide reputation in the
Masonic order. He was the Pacific
coast representative of the grand lodge
of England, having been appointed to
that position by King Edward when
the king was the prince of Wales.
A recent invention of a Canadian is
a brick-laying Inmahine which is
claimed to do the work of six or
seven bricklayers when operated by
two llen and a boy.
The demand is constantly in
This is accounted for by the fact
:hat Dr. Price's flavors are just
as represented-true to nature,
made from the finest fruits, of
delicate taste, and of the greatest
strength attainable. 0
A Happy New Year
And we thank you for your kind
- -pa-onag during he od year, an
we assure you that the same prompt
and courteous treatment will be
extended to you in the new
The D. J. Donohue Co.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS, JANUARY 1 AND 2, 1909
New Year's Matinee 2 to 5 o'Clock
Illustrated song-"Sometime," by Ed Levasseur
The Fisherman's Rival
('lay IHughes, an athletle young lity chap, spelnding his summer vaca
tion at a little fisherminn'a settlment, meets and falls in love with
Eth"el Dan, the eldh-t dauLghter olf L I:Trge family. lHufe IBrown. a native
it the village and accepted muitor by the |parents of our heroine, soon
learns of his rival.s progress in winning thte tiles of pretty Ethel, and In
his ignorant and blundetring way. iproceeds by throats and abuse to dis
('ourage any attempt on c'lay's part to win frontm him the prize he has
coveted for years. But Ethel, who has spent some of her life In a met
rop. litan atmosblphere. is not so etasily cowed by her parent's commands
and the noisy threats of tihe now thoroulghly dt'.t'ested Rule.
4(1 aded to desperati ion by thei. nagging of father and mother, who look
lupon ('lay Hughes as a no aoi,'",unt city "sttlek-up," she makes up her
mind to c(.lope with her stweethieart, and after the miarriage is ciulmi
'Iatted to forever shake the ilust if Setavitew from her feet. iOn her way
to the postoffitce to mail a letter. arranginlg L maeeting with her lover, she
eiclttntetrs her burllly suitor, Itlf e, who demands to know upon what
errandl she is Int. She attempts to pass him, when he snlatches thet
letter from her hand and reads tthe address. c 'ursing his fortunate rival
at:di heaping dire threats lluponl the head of thel helpless girl., he rushes
;away to info'rm her parents of what he has learned.
(Old man De)an is infuriated at his daughter's choice :and advises Rufle
to hunt up his rival and aruminister to himr a sound thrashing, confident
that the younllg c ity chap i would hnet L lhasty retreat and thus become
ridicllous in the .yes of lthe deluded girl. Acting upon this sutggestion,
a:id ml acormpnldI i, the, tld titan a:nd two younger brothers of Ethel, he
goes to ('lay's hoard ing loius and callt him tout. They all repair to the
outskirts of the villl:age and there Rtufe informs ('lay that he intends to
give him the "dertnlest l'kltn" he ever had.
Something happetnerld, but to lthe complete surprisel and sorrow of the
villnge bullyv, the (outennt( e was far different from what he had gleefully
:Itit'irtatel.d Never in the history of Solaviw had one tof its natives been
so thoroughly iand easily whillppe'd. To the stciencet' and iron tntlseles of the
mild looking city chap, poor Ru was hilbut a. child. Bellowing with pain
and rage, he st:aggers away and gives. himself up to thoughts of hate
Fearing to nrleollnter his now fearted rival atlone, he securest' the aid of
a rough comlpanlion, anitl togelther they lie in wait for their victim
The evening shade.ls are fast falling when c'lay and Ethel are s.atn
w:lking along the 'alldy bitach, planning their elopement of the morrow.
Two figures comei' skulking ,)tut o(f the gloom. and .sneaking up behind the
ilnstuspectinlg t'otp'Ih, the girl is seized, and by a twe'll directed blow, ('lay
is hulrled inc onscitllts to the ground. With a 'creaml of agonlzed fear,
Ethel sinks in a swoon otn the sand. hastily ralsing thei limp form of
his hiat ed rival, Rufe carries himt to a stnalt row boat, anid placitng his in
sensible victim ih the frail tshell, Ihe pushes it off into the waveR , whtere
the wind quickly seizes it and catrries it rapidly out to st.n.
tReturning to the girl, the two ruffians drag her to an old warehouse,
whir,. the dissolute conmpanionl of the villiano, is Rlufe makes his horn,'
In ordtlr to divert suspichin from t therselves., he two partners in crime
try to Induce Ethel to write a: litter informing hetr lartents that she has
eltopedl with her Inver, ('lay. HIer refusal to aceede to their wishes causes
thelm to resort t dr:astlc muailsures. O)pening trap door to at slimy
und,.rgro'nid cetllar below them, they lower the struggling girl by a rope
into its grow'omtn dptlhs, and thlere leave her until by fright she is tom
pt'lltd to obey their instructions
Many hours these. twvo, flinds in humanil form await the brave girl's
breakdown. hut it does not comer. line last expedltint is Ieft them Sep
aratlng the cellar from the rising title are two sui'e' gates, by which
man.s the iassage below limy e. flushed. HIastening outside, they raise
the potimnderous gRtes anI1l then retullrn to thel room, where. looking downt
throtugh the open trap door, they may watch the effect on Ethel of the
rushing water is It swiftly rises about her form.
Mad with fair, ras the angry tide pours in great volume through the
ope"n gates, the, poor victim gives uili her fight anld itpleads to be rescued
from he.r watery grave'.. Lowering himself hy the aid of a rope, Rufe
drags her from the onrulshing tide just in time to prevent the wiaters
from closing over her.
Securing the letter he wanted and tleaving her to beh watched by his ac
Comlple(', the rulffian hurries to the ,old fish"rnman's houllse to aplprise hintm
of his daughtetr's ditsappearance, while sitting huddled in the onrnir. Ethel
awaits his return
Bult what of our hero, who wasi left to be tossed about on the open
seaI Through the long night he drifts about, until with the return of
dawn he finds that the wind has changed and is carrying him back to
wards the land His signal of distress Is finally seen, and a life crew La
soon plowing its way through the wmaves to his rescue A fast row back
to the land, and then a search Is begun for the missing girl.
Again we return to our heroilne She is watching with bated breath
the intoxicated guard as he sinks into a drunken slumber. The thought
of escape comes to her mind She first convinces herself that the
stoallndrel is asleep, then steals softly towards the iuter door. Too latr-
the burly form of Rulfe looms up Ibefore: her. He seizes her In his arms,
bhit in her frantic struggles th, i'anlpi I tdashed to the floor and beforei the
villains have time to strike a match the girl has fled. With an oath.
Rufe dashes through to the door to follow her, but the girl is swift of
foot and has almost reached her home when she runs into the arms of
her lover, who, with a party of men has tbeen searching for her. Rufe also
stumbles into their midst and is at once liit under arrest His subsle
rquent trial and condemnation are shown. also the happy ending of Ethel
and Clay's romance.
MATISON & HAROLDS, Managers
ADVERTISE IN THE DAILY MISSOULIAN
C. A. HARNOIS, Manager
3 Nights and
DICK P. SUTTON'8 REPERTOIRE
Thursday Night; Dec. 31
"The Girl and
Complete Change of Program Each
SPECIALTIES BETWEEN THE
Popular Prices ......10, 20 and S0.
Seats on Sale at Theater.
C. A. HARNOIS, Manager
Tuesday, Jan. 5
Samuel E. Rork's Immense Speo
P'resentd by 75 ( omedlans, Sing
ore and Dancers. A Chorus of 60
Swetet- Fae.e. Graceful Girls and
with a Vast Equipment of Magnif
Ient Scenery, Costumes and EUee
trical Eff cts.
In His Original Part
Price- -75 # to $1.50
Sale opens Monday, 10 a. m at
"THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND MEP
"THE MIND READER"
"ROLLER SKATE CRAZE"
Sple''al Matinee This Afternoon
Usual Saturday Matinee
AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM
MISSOULIAN WANT ADS
BRING QUICK RESU7LTS.