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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1907.
STATE FAIR OPENS
Record Breaking Crowd
First Day Sees Few Ex
hibits in Place.
GALA TIME FOR MONDAY
Everything Ready Then Famous Ex
hibitors Sending Live Stock
to Be Shown.
An Expitiori of Autumn Fashions j
1 ' i
Springfield, 111., Sept. 2S. Opening
day at the Illinois state fair made a
record in the way of paid admissions.
Nearly 500 visitors mnchased tickets
to the grounds, although scarcely half
tne exhibits are yet in place. Carload
after carload of cattle, swine, horse?,
machinery, etc.. are still arriving or.
the grounds and the big buildings are
being filled to overflowing. Lack of
help to set up the exhibits is causing
serious trouble, but -it is anticipated
that everything on the grounds will be
In readiness for the crowds next Mon
Assistant Superintendent McCoy, who
Is temporarily in charge of the work,
expressed himself as highly pleased
with the results of the opening day.
There was no set program given dur
ing the day beyond concerts by the
band, which was stationed in front of
the Dome building.
Some Fuiiioiin i:liiliitN.
Thomas Lawson's herd of prize win
ning Jerseys are expected to arrive to
day. They will be housed in barn S in
the dairy cattle department, just west
of the Coliseum building. Red polled
milking cattle and shorthorn milkers
in the display this year will also sur
pass all former records.
Among the well known exhibitors of
beef cattle whose animals are already
on the grounds is Dan I la una. son of
the late Senator Hanna of Ravenna.
Ohio. He has a herd of exceptionally
Monday school children from all parts
of Illinois will make the grounds their
ILLINOIS SEPTEMBER BOOKINGS.
2C-27-2S-29 The Flints.
BOOKINGS FOR OCTOBER.
Oct. 3. Little Yennie Yensen.
Oct. I. Primrose Minstrels.
Oct. (j. glow Poke company
Oct 7 0.10-11-12. Van 'Dyke-Eaton
& con .i ir.y.
0 ;.. v - i he Lion and the Mouse. .
O '. i : Tempest and Sunshine.
Oi-i Mar Hearted .lim
Oe : --! i Mier's Contest.
Oci. . ( '. ning Thro1 the Rye.
Oct. V in Lhany home entertain
ment. Oct. IS.- T!i," c-rand Mogul.
Oct. 20. Tl. White Blackbird.
Oct. 21. Km-::. Cow.
Oct. 22. C!. . - Ii. Hanford.
Oct. 23. The a detest Girl in Dixie.
Oct. 25. The Girl Over There.
Oct. 27. Royal Slave.
Oct. 30. Miss Alberta Gallatin.
Oct. 31. The District Leader
George Primrose's Minstrels. Min
strelsy of the genuine, joyful sort,
brought up to date as to elaborateness
of production and artistic arrange
ment, will be the attraction at th.i
Illinois, Friday night, Oct. 4. It will
signify the engagement of Georgo
Primrose and his big, blackface min
strel company in a program that con
tains everything pertaining to negro
Have you seen the suits that show
the latest foreign style? In our
"Wooltex" line we are showinj
suits that represent the best ideas
of a designing staff working to
gether in Paris, New York anJ
Cleveland. Their style ideas are
unsurpassed distinctive in the ex
treme, yet perfect in taste.-
THE FALL OPENING
For 1907 is now an event of the past, but its memory lingers still. During the three. days of our Formal Fall
Opening our new assemblages of fall merchandise received the unqualified approval of all who viewed them,
and numbers of visitors voiced their approval in warm personal congratulations.
The Tide of Fall Merchandise is Now at the Flood. The Store
is at Its Best. Don't Delay Your Shopping Another Minute
Never have we purchased so widely, wisely and well. Never before have we been able to offer such splendid var
ieties, such queealy qualities at such uncommonly low prices. The best proof we can present of the superiority of
our stocks and the supremacy of our values is the great selling now progressing in all departments.
Come in Monday. Compare, Criticize, be Convinced
Fancy Plaid "Waisting,
special, per yard 58c
Our new printed Warp Silk waist
ing in a variety of colors
and designs $1.50 and up.
Black Pure Dye Taffetta,
oG-inch special $1.10
Second Floor Section.
You are cordially invited to sej
the new fall ami winter styles.
During our opening this section
was tilled with delightful custom
ers. Our Fall Suits range in
price from $9.98 to $35.00
An unrivaled presentation of au
tumn styles in EXCLUSIVE MIL
LINERY. Our color combinations
this season are unique and extreme -ly
varied. Ladies' streets
hats from $1.50 to $6.00
Ladies' Trimmed Hats in velvet,
felt and fancy Persian effects, at
prices to suit the public.
We are showing a very choice as
sortment of children's caps an 1
baby bonnets Second Floor Section
Dress Goods, Section.
The weavers have certainly outdone themselves in bringiing forth
new novelties in the Fall Dress Fabrics.
Phantom Plaids in the new, rich dark dull subdued tones in the new
est and most desirable shades.
BELGIAN and FHENCH Broadcloths, plain and fancy in the approver!
style shades, yard S1.9S to S2.00
Monday's sale brings to the foreground values of supreme importance
to those who seek high grade Silks at moderate pricings.
Baronette, late costume Silk, n3n-wrinkleable, per yard SI. 50
Peau-de-Chamois, most durable of new Suiting Silk, per yard. 125
Persian Plaids and Pekin Stripes, per yard, Monday.. and g5i
Blankets and Comfort'rs
We are the recognized headquar
ters for Blankets, which is due t.j
the good judgment shown in buy
ing large quantities before the
prices advanced so rapidly. Not
withstanding the high prices of tin
raw material we offer you betur
values than ever. before. Note the
prices quoted hero: A full siz:
double fleeced blanket, pounds,
a pair, special for
Full size hemmed crochet bed
spreads, sale price 98c
Wpol Blankets, pure white and col
ored, large size, special good
value, Monday's price $3.98
Comforts. Careful buyers will get
the benefit of a very fortunate pur
chase in this line. Now is the time
to supply your needs. Wool filled
Comforts, full size, special,
Pure cotton Comforts, art covering,
"Maish" Comforts, silkoline cover
ing, filled with pure cotton
down $2.98 to $1.50
"Maish" laminated cotton Comfort
is the one everyone is talking about.
Soft, fluffy, Art Noveau coverings; a
good substitute for eiderdown; spe
cial price for Monday's
11-4 double Blanket,
weight, $1.5i value.
11-4 Twill double Blanket, C
pounds, a big bargain $1.73
The "Groton" Blanket needs no
mention to users of high grade
Cotton Blankets, extra weight,
warm and lleecy, Monday's
sale ' $2.25 pair
This is one of our busiest depart
ments and is offering its quota of
reduced prices for Monday's sell
ing. 72-inch Bleached Satii
Damask Table Linen, assorted pat
terns, napkins to inatch.-regular
$1.25 value, Sale Price,
per yard SlAZYz
72 inch half bleached Table
Damask, sale price, yard 57V2c
24 inch half bleached Table
Damask, sale price, yard 50c
50 pattern Table Cloths, napkins
to match; $5 sets reduced
20 inch bleached Napkins,
per dozen 75c
lSxI.G Huck Towels, with
woven red borders, each 10c
Our new Broadcloth unsurpassed
for beauty of texture and richness
of coloring. Special value,
Tailcr Suiting neat attractive pat
terns in the la'est cloth finish, ex
yard 75c to 85c
"Special" Plaid Serges,
21-inch, yard 16',c
YOUNG & McCOMBS
to anything ever before heard in min
strelsy. Among the soloists are such
favorites as Dave Irwin, Walter Van
Allen, Sam Harris, Sam Bennett, Joe
Mager, Art Lendrum, Eddie Martino-3
and Ed Davis. There is also a chorus
of 20 trained male voices. The fun
will be supplied chiefly by Georg'2
Primrose, Neal Abel, Harry (Turkey)
GEORGE PRIMROSE, WHOSE MINSTRELS ARE AT THE ILLINOIS
life on a southern plantation, inter j Boyd,' John Burke. In the . second
spersed with clever vaudeville. The part will be found a long list of cleve;-
scenic investiture has been elevated
to -adgrpe of .artistic importance not
found in the old traditional minstrel
shows. The Binging of principals ani
chorus, as well as the playing of the
orchestra, is far superior, it is claimed
soft and wooden shoe dancers, who
led by Mr. Primrose himself, will re-
' . Minn r 1
vive ms iamous Oliver ouuwet ciog.
Another feature will be a negro sketc'a
wherein all the comedians will tak3
part, after which Mr. Primrose wi.l
be seen in a new and original dancing
number, entitled "The Watermelon
Coons," assisted by a score of wonder
ful dancers exactly the same . act as
played by Mr. Primrose for 10 weeks
in the Keith and Proctor houses. New
York, during the past summer, received
110,000 for 10 weeks or $1,000 per
week, one of the biggest known sal
aries ever paid to a male star in
vaudeville. Not a few other pleasing
novelties will be seen during the per
formance. Family Theater to Open. The bill
for the opening of the new Family
theater, formerly the Crystal, Monday
evening under the management "f
Harry Blecker, is exceptionally at
ractive, including the following:
Wright, Huntington and company,
comedy sketch, direct from the Or
pheum circuit; Delphina and Dclmora,
European comedy musical act; M-,
and Mrs. Mussey, comedy ventriloquist
sketch artists; Martin's dog and mon
keys, Including the only baboon doing
roller skating act, and Mrs. Mae Rich
ards Casey, in illustrated song. Pro
fessor Stoner has charge of the or'
chestra and Professor Shank of the
moving pictures and illustrated songs.
"The Grand Mogul," the Show Beau
tiful. "The Grand Mogul," Pixley an3
Luder's latest joint effort which Klaw
& Erlanger have made their great
musical production of the present sea
son, represents the very acme of up-to-date
musical comedy of the highest
order. The first act Is true musical
comedy; all the scenes. Incidents, com
plications and participants being
strictly modern, up-to-datel and true
to life. At the end of the first act the
principals are .suddenly,, though logi
cally, traasported to another .country
where they are. confronted by comic
opera conditions and surroundings.
The second act thus becomes comic
opera played by . a musical comedy
cast, and the third act shows the
overthrow of comic opera and the re-
establishment of modern musical cora
edy. As these changes are brought
about consistently, the resulting story
affords endless f unmaking, couple!
with music of the - utmost diversity.
Klaw & Erlanger "have provided an ex
ceptionally brilliant company which
Introduces Frank Moulan at the head
of the cast. The production has au
the splendor and good taste for which
the Klaw & Erlanger musical pieces
are so noted. "The Grand Mogul"
will be seen at the Illinois. Oct. 19,
with the original cast of 100 who ap
peared in the Chicago and New York
run of the play. A complete orchestra
is carried by the company.
"Little Yennie Yensen." One of tho
best musical comedys in years will
visit the Illinois theater, Thursday.
Oct. 3 for a brief engagement. It is
clean, bright and novel in every r3
spect. A select cast will be found I'l
this new laughing fad, including tho
author, J. Ward Kett, W. H. Brown,
Louis Chevalier, George F. White,
Donn Stuart, Miss Adah Heyman.
Miss Myrtle M. Leavitt, Miss Florence
Hart and others of reputation in th?
operatic and musical comedy line.
Is Continuous Vaudeville. The en
tertainment presented at the Illinois
theater last evening by the Flints was
practically a continuous vaudeville per
formance by local young men acting
under hypnotic suggestions from Mrs.
Flint, who is known throughout the
west as the little hypnotic sunbeam.
There were sketch, talking, singing
and dancing acts, with continuous
Mr. Flint, as usual, opened with a
short talk on hypnotism and some feats
in catalepsy during which a young man
weighing 125' pounds was hypnotized
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ItrookN anil Klnichaui Aero
Mnrk Ilros. Song ami Dance.
The Tlanltn MIIh-h Comedy
Sclinar Triit Triek P.icyclists.
IHuKtrntril Sonic nml I lie I.tiU'Kt
Reserved Seat . . .
Sikh-IiiI KnKaKriiirDt of Ihr World'a I'n
program iia;i:s m(;iiti,v.
New Faces, New Scones, New Songs,
New Sayings, New Dances, New
miCUS l.-.e, 2;.c, 35c hm SOc. S.tt
reserved at theater. Phone west
"BE A FIRST NIGHTER"
If ew Family Theater
win Open Monday, Sept. 30 with
We cater especially to ladies and children.
CHANGE OF BILL MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS.
Three shows daily. Souvenir matinees Tuesdays and Fridays. Matinee at 3 o'clock. Even
ing performances at 8 and 9:15. Doors open every evening at 7:30. Prices Matinee 10c to any
part of the house. Evening 10c and 20c. Box seats 25c. Reserved seats on sale at box office
at 9:15 a. m. daily. Children under 12 years of age 5c every Saturday.-
Don't forget the location Second avenue opposite Spencer square.