SHE WANTS TO DOWN
' MACON, Mo., Nov. 30.—Miss
Jessie Hamilton, of this place, has
accepted a challenge from "the
champion speller of the world."
Once a year for 32 years Profes
sor D, Jones, a school teacher of
Lancaster, Mo., has published in
county seat paper a challenge to
anybody who talks English to
•poll against him.
Until this nervy little woman de
ckled to accept Professor Jones
Miss Hamilton Is 18 years of
age. She has the certificate of her
last school teacher stating there is
Bo word in the English language
the girl cannot spell, She declares
ahe will take the conceit out ot
Professor Jones or eat the diction
ary wliioh he offers as a prize in
The professor's rules of battle
are these: Ordinary English
words, clearly pronounced by an
expert and written down by tho
Contestants; match to run four
M the Theatres
THE SPOKANE. ,
"King Richard the Third," a
Shakespearian tragedy, la prom
ised a strong representation nt tbe
Spokane tonight by John Griffith
ami a specially Belt cted company.
At the presenl time there is claim
ed to be no actor on the American,
stage so eminently lined as John;
Griffith for "King Richard." Flre-I
proof scenery for the entire pro
duction is carried;, and electrical
effects are introduced to enhance
the weii'd effects aud apparitions
In the tent and battle scenes at
Uoaworth field. I
Sunday evening Florence Rob
erts opens a four nights' engage-,
tnent al the Spokane in "The
Strength of the Weak," a problem
play dealing with a young woman
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hours continuously; no cheering
until result Is announced; winner
to get new unabridged dictionary,
on the fly leaf of which the loser
will write: "Champion Speller of
The people of Macon have so
much confidence in Miss Hamil
ton's ability to spell that tihey have
offered to pay all the expenses of
Professor Jones' transportation to
Macon, lodge him while here ana
have the brass band serenade him
in the contingency of his winning.
i whose lot is cast in troublesome
linos. In the leading role the star
is claimed to be particularly]
strong, hor reputation in Ibis class
of plays being already establish
ed, On Wednesday night she will
change the program to present ,
"Magda" by request,
i a capacity bouse greeted Max
Ine Elliot! and company In "Her
(livai Match" last night, and the
earns may be said of the opening
matinee yesterday afternoon. Tlie
several strenuous lovo scenes that
Kit eh has put Into the play are
I excellently presented, and Miss
I Elliott's One presence lends Indis
putable charm to her portrayal of
! the type of American woman she
is assigned to present. The piece
bubbles with wholesome comedy
"Our New Girl," a ccmedy and
nothing but comedy, is running
this week to good houses. The
play affords Laura Adams a fine
chance to display her talent in this
line of acting.
The Amsden Musical Comedy
Co. presented "The Mascot" last
evening. The chorus has been
augmented, four of the former
Itoscian singers being added to the
cast especially for this perform
ance. Mr. Amsden and Miss Dav
enport have the leading roles, and
both are good. The balance of the
company is satisfactory.
A strong vaudeville bill is hold
ing tlie boards this week. The bill
includes Rogers and Mackintosh,
in a comedy skit; Burt Earl, ban
joist; the Riegler and Ziegler trio
of acrobats; Hodges and Carrol
ton, colored comedians, and Amy
AT REVIVAL WOMAN
RECEIVES GIFT OF
LINCOLN, Nob., Nov. 29.—
Claiming that after long prayer
she has received the "gift of ton
gues" promised to believers in the
12th chapter of I Corinthians, Mrs.
G. C. Shumate, of 825 North Six
teenth street, was shaken with a
strange power at a revival meet
ing and began to speak rapidly in
a language that no one could
The services, under the leader
ship of Evangelist C. F. Ladd, of
Mendota, 111., had beben going on
for two weeks at the little meet
ing house of the First Advent
church. The church seats hardly
a hundred people, but prayers had
been offered for the gift of tongues
with unflagging hope.
Mrs. Shumate is unable to ex
plain her wonderful gift. She
firmly believes that it conies from
"That evening I could hardly
wait until the evangelist had fin
ished," said Mrs. Shumate. "A
strange feeling came over me, and
I rushed to the altar and fell in a
swoon while something seemed to
be grasping my throat. Then came
the rush of words. I don't at
tempt to explain it. I know only
that it is an answer to my prayers
! Only two words could Mrs. Shu
mate translate. "Eflen," she says,
means "amen," anil "Lasoa" means
j It was not until Laarus A. Mai*
1 lek, a Persian who had been a mis-
I sioaary to south Russia, heard the
strange language, that, it was Iden
tified. Mallek speaks 10 languages.
"It is tlie language of the Kal
mucks, a nomadic tribe of Cauca
sia." he said. "The tribe lives in
till- government of Stravapol, east
Of the Sea of Azof. Tlie word "o
tien does mean 'amen,' and 'Lasea'
' means 'God' or "God as revealed to
The gift of tongues has also
' come upon Mr. Reeder at the meet
guage very slowly. Up. to this
time it has not been identified.
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April 9th, last, aud who has
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SPOKANE PRESB, NOVEMBER 30, 1906
SHE SERVED PINNER ON
TOP OF A SMOKESTACK
BLOOMINGTON, 111., Nov. 30.—
On the dizzy top of the 200 foot
concrete smokestack just complet
ed by the Illinois Traction system
at Danville, eight persons sat down
to an elaborate eight course ban
quet served by Miss Marguerite
Kichey, one of the popular young
women of Danville.
At the foot of the stack was
gathered a crowd of several thous
and people, greatly interested in
the novel performance. From the
top of the stack fluttered bunting
and flags, v. bile the banqueters ap
peared as mere pygmies.
The entire affair came about as
a sort of prank, the first of which
was a dare to Miss Richey, made
in fun more than iv earnest., to
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With the Groat Northern shops being constantly in
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kane of equal size, and with Spokane growing rapidly to
the northeast, Hlllyard'S growth is absolutely certain.
It now has 4,000 people, and in a very few years will
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climb the dizzy stack and serve a
banquet to the party. She sur
prised Mr. Gursuch, the contractor,
hy accepting, and throughout the
ordeal she did not waver. The as
cent was made on the interior, a
frail ladder nine Inches wide be
ing the means of attaining the top.
Mr. Gursuch ascended first with
a rope tied about his waist, the
other end of which encircled the
slender girth of the young woman.
Four times during the ascent Miss
Kichey was obliged to stop for
breath and to recover from dizzi
ness, but she clung firmly each
time to the ladder until the attack
had passed, and then bravely re
sumed the climb until the top was
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Do you see the
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Corner Main and Post
$2.00 natural gray wool
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$1.00 "Wentworth Spe
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mere Hose at, per pair,
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pairs for 55c
Six pairs the limit to
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Americas' Leading Tragedian
and a Superior Company In a
Majestic Revival of Shakes
pear's Immortal Tragedy
King Richard 3rd
Prices—sl.so to 25c. Seats now
FOUR NIGHTS, SUNDAY, MON
DAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNES
DAY, DECEMBER 2, 3, 4 AND 5,
Management of John Cort,
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
OF THE WEAK"
A new modern play in four acts
hy Alice M. Smith and Charlotte
Wednesday evening by special
Prices—sl.so to 25c. Seat sale
Saturday 10 a. in.
H. C. Hayward, Mgr. Tel. M. 124 J.
JESSIE SHIRLEY CO.
Tonight and All Week, with Satur
day Matine, preseting
OUR NEW GIRL
Prices —liOwer floor, Boc and 40c;
balcony, ItCJ matinee, 25c and 10.
Phone Ml. Geo. M. Dreher, Mgr.
TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT
THIS WEEK AND SPECIAL
The Celebrated Amsden Musical
Comedy Company, Presenting
America's Favorite Comedian
and the New York Nightingale
I A Beauty Chorus of Singing Girls
"THE GOVERNOR'S WIFE"
Prices —20c, 30c, 50c; boxes, 75c.
| Seats on sale at the box office.
Coming—A most original com
edy, "The Belie of Japan."
"Follow the Merry Crowds" ana
You Will Find Yourself at the
i The Only High Class Vaudeville
1 House In Spokane. Five Dis-
I tinct Eastern Features!
ONE WEEK COMMENCING SUN
; DAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 25, 1906
Robert Rogers and Louise Mc
intosh in the uproariously funny
! sketch "Out of Sight," by Edwarc
: locke. The Riegler and Ziegler
, Trio, Roman ring artists. Carroll
' ton and Hodges, the genuine black
\ face comedians, singers and
dancers. Washingtonscope, "How
j the Office Boy Saw the Bali
Game." The Great Earl, banjoi3t,
' a favorite on two continents. Amy
Stanley, the chic English sou
' brette. Illustrated song, "Whei.
■ the Sun Is Sinking in the Golden
West," Charles Allman. baritone.
I Prices —Lower floor, 25c; bal
cony, 15c; children 10c.
Two performances Sunday after
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WANTED CHORUS GIRLS FOR
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