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Auditorium . Orpheum To celebrate the second anniver sary of the opening of the local Or pheum, that theater will present for the week beginning tomorrow afternoon a bill of headline acts that bear all the earmarks of great promise. Heading the stellar list for the week is the famous Spanish artist, Rosarlo Guerrero, whose success was instantaneous on her first ap pearance in this country. She will appear here in the wordless panto mime, "The Rose and the Dagger," a dramatic story that is all the stronger through the Absence of words. No words nre needed to draw the picture of the bandit who tries to rob a dancer and how she finally, by using her woman's guile, is able to Outwit him, winning her freedom at the price of his life. The gamut of human emotions is run without a sound being uttered, and, metaphorically speaking, the audience understands every word. A graphically told tale of the south land during war times Is the theme of "Witches' Hour and Candle light," the offering of Margaret Fealy and company. While the theme is as old as Dan Cupid him self, it Is told In a new way that grlpß and holds the audience. How the love of a woman fc* one man finally conquers over her love of country forms the background for the tale, which Is presented by an able company. Murray and Mack, those funny fellows, will have an other offering of stellar mold. They _re by no means strangers to Spo kane theatergoers, but their appear ance next week will be awaited with interest, as It will be their first time here in vaudeville. Pontages Five feature actß, three of which ire of European importation, will compose the new bill which opens it the Pantages theater Sunday, August 22, announces the manager, E. C. Walker. The distinct head liner and one of the most daring md sensational acts that has ever t>een offered on a local stage will be that of the Throe Demons, in Iheir sensational bicycle novelty. They aro said to do the most dare ievil riding that has over been ac complished and do their work on an electrically driven platform Which 8 suspended in midair. This act comes to us direct from Europe, laving been booked by a foreign igent, and is their first appearance n America. Another European novelty 1 offering will be that of Malada and company in a spectacu nr scenic act, "The Nymph of the 3ea." The act is ono of the most leautlful of its kind ever seen here md carries elaborate electrical ef fects and a carload of special seen »ry and gorgeous costumes. Some >f its special features are a spher ical and flying ballet dance, a sub marine scene showing live fish, Iragons and a mermaid, and a mer maid's transformation to a nymph )f the sea. To tell the same story, !o have the same amount of heart interest and at the same time to be consistent and grip an audience is Jifftcult for a piny containing four vets, to say nothing of securing the tame results in a 20 minute playlet. Such has been accomplished, how ever, in the Russian dramatic play et, "The Pledge of Coronova," to jp presented by John Justus and Ethel Romain company, it deals vlth a subject that appeals to all lherty loving people and plainly lets forth the cause of hatred lor >ppresslon and love of freedom. Auditorium The most successful play of the leason of 1908-09 In New York city. \A Gentleman From Mississippi," irlll be the opening attraction in he Auditorium next Friday and Saturday nights, August 27 and 28, vlth matinee Saturday, by the Messrs. William A. Brady and .los iph R. Grlsmer, who send to this sity in the comedy o caßt made up intlrely of players who have taken ■art the immense run of the |>luv n New' York city. The hit of the >lay has not been confined to that mmmunity, however, for it has joen through a rim of 22 weeks In Chicago, where the critics were as nnphatlc as those of New York In isserttng the merits of the work, which was Jointly put forth by liar •lson Rhodes, the novelist, nnd Thomas A. Wise, the distinguished ictor. Washington i The show for the coming week at he Washington will be composed I novelties of a decidedly high ass order. Among them and wading the list will be the Five erry McGregors, five talented •ot eh men, who will offer one of c best, If not the best, novelty •otch singing and dancing act in udevllle. The group consists of re accomplished nrtists in the io of singing and dancing Each >mber Is possessed of an excel it voice and understands how to t It to the best advantage In tbe ags they sing. The special »nery used In this act Is one of ) features, as it ia said to be •y beautiful and true to the neb scene It represents, [he next number of lutorcst will Orpheum SCENE IN ACT IV, "A GENTLEMAN PROM MISSISSIPPI," WHICH OPENS THE AUDITORIUM. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 AND 28. be'offered by Jack McLallan and May Carson, who are recognized as the' world's champion fancy roller skaters. Their act, is a gorgeous and artistic novelty both In regard to dress and scenic effectsv, and is entitled "A Scene from Toyland.' The scene represents the interior "WORLD CANNOT WAIT FOR ENGLISH" SA YS WELLS FAMOUS AUTHOR SARCASTIC OVER ENGLAND'S BACKWARD NESS IN AVIATION, AND SUG GESTS DREADFUL THINGS TO COME FROM FOREIGN FLYING MACHINES. BY F. L. BOALT LONDON, Aug. 21.—Coming from an Englishman, talking about Qnglishmen, this is hot, stuff. v. 0. Wells is probably the most popular of the younger English, writers, He Is also an expert on aviation, und much of his fame rests upon his "War in the Air," a story which deals with the future possibilities of aerial warfare. Though the public bought and rend the book, and liked it, the critics said it was too wildly im possible to be instructing or even Interesting. Then M. lilerlot, the Frenchman, flew the channel with his, mono plane, and Wells came back at his critics, saying that here was proof thai aerial warfare is possible and probable, that the airship for war purposes is a thing of the Immedi ate future, but that the English are too slow to accept the idea or even to profit by the accom plishment of foreign pioneers in science. "One meaning, I think." said Wells, "stands out plainly enougn, unpalatable to our national pride, it Is that this thing was done abroad. Of all that made it possi ble we can only claim so much as DAILY PRESS' MOVING PICTURES Even queens have to fight in Sweden. Queen Victoria of that monarchy haa a regiment of her own that she reviews at regular intervals. In The i'ress' moving picture today Queen Victoria la shown saluting her royal fusiliers. The queen wears half a soldier's uniform. The man saluting her Is the field marshal of the Swedish army. The queen holds an official appointment, and In military par lance she's Colonel Victoria. Thirty-fourth Royal Fusiliers. Pretty peculiar title for a woman's ian't UT 'Washington of a fancy toy 1 shop, and the pair are dressed as a page and a doll. The work of Mr. McLallan and Miss Carson embraces every known style of skating and dancing on rollers, including fancy trick and many odd dancing conceits they have originated. Is due to the improvement of the bicycle. "Gliding began abroad, when our young men of courage and muscle wore braving the dangers of the crjoket ball. The motor car and its engine were being worked out 'over there,' while in this country the mechanically propelled road vehicle was going at four miles an hour behind a man with a red flag. And now our insularity is breached by the foreigner who has got ahead with flying. "It means, I take it. first and foremost for us, that the world can not wait for the English. "Within n year we shall hay or, rather, they shall have—aero planes capable of starting from Calais, let us say, circling over l.oudon, dropping a hundredweight of explosive or so upon the house of parliament, and returning se-' curely to Calais for another similar parcel. "Aeroplanes are neither difficult nor costly to make. For the price of a Dreadnought we might have hundreds of them. They will be extremely hard to hit "with any sort of missile." MISS SHIRLEY GOES TO BUTTE Miss Jessie Shirley, the popular leading lady at the Auditorium for nearly four years, will be the head liner the'coming week in the Or pheum theater at Butte with her new sketch, "The First Woman Governor." The following week she will headline the program at the Spokane Orpheum. Pantages THE SPOKANE FK-88, Sii-J-DAY, ACOUST 21 FOUIOLAY CtiABLES BEADE -i* DION BOUeiCAUIT CHAPTER XLIV (Continued* "Oh!" cried Helen. "I forgot the clergyman; I was a gentleman, and a man, insulted, and I knocked the officer down directly. But his myrmidons over powered me. I was tried at the central criminal court on two charges. First, the crown (as they call the attorney that draws the in-1 dictment) charged me with forging the note of hand; and then with not forging It, but passing It, .well knowing that somebody else t had forged it. Well, Undercliff, the ex pert, swore positively that the forged note was not written by me; and the crown, as they call It, was defeated on that charge; but being proved a liar in a court of Justice did not abash my accuser; the sec ond charge was pressed with equal confidence. The note, you are to understand, was forged, that ad mits of no doubt; and I passed it; the question was whether I had passed it knowing It to be forged. How was that to be determined? And here it was that my own fa miliar friend, in whom 1 trusted, destroyed me. Of course, as scon as 1 was put in prison, I wrote and sent to Arthur Wardlaw. Would you believe it? He would not come to me. He would not even write. Then, as the time drew near, I feared he was a traitor. I treated him like one. I told my solicitor to drag him into court as my witness, and make him tell the truth. The »clerk went down accordingly, andj found he kept his door always, locked; but the clerk outwitted him and served him with the subpena in his bedroom, before he could crawl under the bed. But he baffled us at last; he never appeared in the witness box; and when my counsel asked the court to imprison: him, his father swore he could notj come; he was dying, and all out of, sympathy with me. Fine sympathy! that closed the lips and concealed the truth; one syllable of which would have saved his friend and benefactor from a calamity worse than death. Is the truth poison, that to tell it makes a sick man die? Is the truth hell, that a dying man refuses to speak it? How can a man die better than speaking the truth? How can he die worse than withholding it? I believe his sick ness and death were lies like him self. For want of one word from Arthur Wardlaw to explain that I had every reason to expect a note of hand from him, the jury con demned me. They were 12 honest but shallow men —invited to go in side another man's bosom, and guess what was there. They guessed that I knew and under stood a thing which to this hour I neither know nor understand, by God!" He paused a moment, then re sumed: "I believe they founded their con officer. There was a rea officer. officer. There was a rea son for Why, forgers and their confederates are reptiles, and have no fight in them. Experience proves this. But these 12 men did not go by experience: they guessed like babies, and, after much hesita tion, condemned me; but recom mended me to mercy. Mercy! What mercy did I deserve? Either I was innocent, or hanging was too good for me. No: in their hearts they doubted ray guilt; and their doubt took that timid form instead of acquitting me. 1 was amazed at the verdict, and asked leave to tell the judge why Arthur Wardlaw had defied the court and absented him self as my witness. Had the judge" listened for one minute, he would have seen -I was innocent. But no. I was in England, where the mouth of the accused is stopped, if he is fool enough to employ counsel. The judge stopped my mouth, as your father just now tried to stop it; and they branded me as a felon. "Up to that moment my life was I honorable and worthy. Since that moment I have never wronged a human creature. Men pass from virtue to vice, from vice to crime; this Is the ladder a soul goes down; but you are invited to believe that I" jumped from innocence into a filthy felony, and then jumped back again none the worse, and was a gardeuer that fought for his em ployer, and a lover that controlled his passion It Is a lie —a lie that ought not to take In a child. But prejudice degrades a man below the level of a child. I'll say no more; my patience Is exhausted by wrongs and insults. lam as honest a man as ever breathed; and the place where we stand Is mine, for I made it. Leave It and me this mo ment. Go to England and leave me where the animals, more reason able than you, have the sense to see my real character. I'll not sail In the same ship with any man, nor any woman, either, who can look me in the face and take me for a felon." He swelled and cowered with the Just wrath of an honest man driven to bay; and his eyes shot back light ning. He was sublime. Helen cowered; but her spirited old father turned red, and said, haughtily: "We take you at your word, and j leave you, you insolent vagabond! \ Follow me this instant, Helen!" | And he marched out of the cay- ■ crn in a fury. . (To be continued.) FUNERAL OF JUDGE BUCK Short services were held over the remains of the late Judge Norman Buck this afternoon at his home, 713 Fourth avenue, following which the body was shipped to where' more elaborate funeral serv ice will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his son, Storey Buck. Judge Buck's death occurred early yesterday after a lingering illness of paralysis. He was a member of the legislature but was too ill to attend the special session. In the late election he won out over Captain John Gray, member of the city council, by less than 20 votes. Judge Buck served in the Seventh Minnesota in the Civil war aa«L,hts old comrade, Frank Burke, sanf "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground at the funeral in the way tha*"; Judge Buck liked to hear it fn" Bis lifetime. To-night $18 buys any summer suit in Wentworth's whole store. Many values up as high as $40 and $45. Hurry! as sale ends at 10 o'clock. WEINTWORTH CLOTHING HOUSE Entrance—7o9 Riverside Hold -ups in Two Ways Mr. Renter, you are getting held up for rent all the time. If you rent for one, two or ten > ears what have you got? If you make a small payment down on a nice four or five room modern house and pay **I 5 per month for one year and want to go away, why you have got a nice little equity in that house to (Sell and you can get your—rent money back, or in a little time you haw got a nice home of your own, and you won't have no landlord all the* time kicking at you. Now we can sell you one of these houses in nearly any quarter of town for a small payment down and $15 per month. Think seriously of this and see A. R. MOORE « CO., Room 16 Curtis Blk., Cor. Lincoln and Sprague. Phone Main 2043. Curios. Burnt Leather Souvenirs. Indian Moccasins. Post Cards. Solid Gold Rings and Jewelry. Everybody visits the MUSEUM Watch repairing, ring setting and engraving. Don't worry, we can fix it THREE BILLION BUSHELS OF FINE CORN America's Hugest Crop Waving Tassels—Farmers Own Autos—To Feed 80 Per Cent of It to Live Stock. Flour and grist mills...' 281.000,000 bushels Exports 225.000,000 bushels Glucose 48,000.000 bushels Distilled liquors 20,000,000 bushels Seeding for next year 15,000,000 bushels Malt liquors 11,000,000 bushels Starch manufacture 9,600,000 bushels Feed for farmers' live stock 2,390,400,000 bushels Total 3,000,000,000 bushels BY J. V. KNIGHT OMAHA, Aug. 21. —The corn crop of the United States this year will be the largest ever har vested. It covers an area of 110,- --000,000 acres, and the yield will be 3,000,000,000 bushels. Figures mean little when con sidered in the light of this 1909 corn crop. "The priceless gift ot the Indian," as Secretary Wilson calls corn, is waving its tassels over the largest part of the middle west —an area that would make a belt of emerald stalks seven miles wide around the equator; a terri tory three quarters as large as France or Germany, and 50 per cent greater than England, Ire land and Scotland combined; an expanse large enough to allow a double track railway from earth to Mars! "It's mighty hot," one farmer remarks to another hereabouts when they meet. "That's so, but it's mighty fine corn weather," is the comforting reply. Greatest of all cereal crops, corn comes last in the category of harvests. The billion two hun dred millions of dollars that the farmers will get for their corn this year, in one form or another, shows the remarkable power of the farmer* in economy. When he raises wheat he raises It entirely to sell. But when the farmer har vests corn his methods immedi ately become those of the business man. He will market only 20.3 per cent this year In cereal form. The other 79.7 per cent he man ufactures into beef and pork. On the marvelous yield depends the huge traffic of the packing houses and the solution of the world's food problem. Lean range cattle are snatched up by the corn raiser, who fattens them with his own corn during the winter. Then they are sent in prime market condition to .the packing house centers, and the farmer not only gets his profit from his corn, but an added profit for the beef he sells and still another profit on the We Have As experts, we realize the respon sibility laid on opticians. We real ize that the right glasses will strengthen and the wrong glasses ruin the sight.' Realizing these things, we could not be careless or inaccurate. Indeed, we pride our selves on our care and accuracy. A mistake would hurt us more than it would you. 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The National Drink of Russia $2.50 per bottle 15c pony 25c drink Durkin's 3 Stores * 415 Main Aye. 12lHowardSt •.253 River 'aide Sprague and Mill BY DAVID RANKIN Millionaire Corn Raiser of Tarklo, Mo. * (Computed on 60 acre tract) Fall plowing 45 acres..s 45.00 Spring plowing 15 acres 15.00 Breaking stalk on 15 acres 3.00 Disking on fall plow ing, 45 acres 18.00 Harrowing 10.50 Seed corn , 6.75 Planting 12.00 Harrowing after plant ing 10.50 Cultivating three times 78.00 Thinning and weeding 10.00 Husking at 2V6 cents per bushel 62.25 Shelling and hauling at cents per bushel.. 62.25 Total cost $333.25 Taxes 20.00 Insurance and repairs 10.do Grand total $363.25 Cost per bushel (41.5 bushels per sere) % .145 weight of the bones of the steer, for he paid little or nothing for them, yet his corn has made them automatically increase in value through no labor of his own. That is the principle on which the big corn raiser began to feed live stock. Nowadays he finds an other way to make an extra profit. Though corn will be made cheaper than normal by the heavy yield, the price of beef is going steadily up ward, and the price of range cattle is still low. After a fortnight spent in the "corn country" there is every rea son to believe that the farmers will not be disappointed in their hopes for corn. In Texas and Oklahoma the bumper crop was in 1903, with a combined acreage of 14,162,000 larger than last year's. Despite a long drouth, yet unbroken, in these states, the farmers are optimistic. ' Oklahoma Is a cotton-corn state. No Agents John W. Considlne, Gen. Mgr. Presenting at ail times the bes* of European and American vaude ville attractions. Commencing Matinee (Tomorrow), August 22 Assisted by Sig. 1,. Paglierl In the Musical Pantomime, "The Rose and the nagger." In "Witches' Hour and Caudle Light." a One Act flay by Pauline Phelpa and Marion Short Present Their Offering to Vaudeville, "Alter the ceienration. By Louis Weslyn. Star of "Comln' Thro' the Rye." "Mayor ot laugniand." etc.. etc., in Hla Original Piano Pr.stlme, Song, Dance, stosy and Mimicry. MATINEE EVERY DAY AT 2:30. EVENINGS AT 8:15. 15, 28 and 50c. Prices—lsc, 25c. SOc and 78c. Coming—Mlm Je«sie Shirley A Co. in "The First Woman Oovarner' AUDITORIUM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 AND 28. MATINEE SATURDAY. The First of the Real New York Successes. William A. Brady and Joseph Grismer's Production, A Gentleman From Mississippi By Harrison Rhodes and Thomas A. Wise. A Companion Play to "The Man of tho Hour." Prices - Nights. $2 00. 11.50. 1100. 75c and 50c. Matinee, 11.50. 11.00. 75c and 500. ADVANCED VAUDEVILLE GRAND ANNIVERSARY WEEK Special Tour of the Famous Spanish Artist ROSARIO GUERRERO MARGARET FEALY & 00. Charles—MUßßAY & MACK—Ollie TOM WATERS SPAULDING & RIEGO Fun on the Flying Trapeze "THE GIRL BEHIND THE VEIL" CHARLES WEBER That Eccentric Juggler ORPHEUM ORCHEBTRA AND PICTURES. Grand Opening of the New Season. with a value of not laws Jmm-Wmf 000,000. In Kansas and Webcasts. IM9» corn states, previous ssuinas.se SSJSn seemed too high. Acreage ■ considered ss of, March 1 Tsjr •**»* maters, who failed to nottoa hgjf losses by'floods later In too «ani season. Despite then* ucsidHtoasX the yield for Kansas and this gtats) will be about 504.000.000 bashasa, with acreages of 7,810,000 and If 926.000 In Kansas and Nebraska, respectively. These figures OS yield are based on high averages hi these states for 10 rears past, as the condition of the crop ia aboro normal. These averages of yield per acre for 10 years hare boas 29.9 bushels for Kansas and 34.1 for this stats. WASHINGTON THEATER HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE WEEK COMMENCING SUNDAY MATINEE, AUGUST 22, 190f ' "The Merry Scotchman," Flra Merry McGrogora, novelty Scotch singing and dancing act. Mcl-aUaa A Carson, world's greatest roller skaters. Florence Modena A Co., In "A Lesson In Reform." Bis sonete A Newman, comedy acro bats. Flo Patterson, singer of southern melodies. Blograph. Matinee daily at 2:30. Two shows every evening at 7:30 and 9. Prices —15 and 25 cents. Pantages' Theater UNEQUALED VAUDEVILLE E. C. Walker, Mgr. Phone 1395. WEEK COMMENCING SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 The Three Demons, sensational bicycle novelty. Naiada * Com pany, "The Nymph of the Sea." Justus & Romain Co., dramatic sketch artists. Doric Trio, real singers of real songs. Markee Bros., comedy musicians. MATINEE DAILY V, MERCHANTS' LUNCH SERVED BETWEEN 11:30 A. M. AND 1 P. M. PHONE MAIN Sll Pacific Northwest Orpheum Circuit Proprietors. Jos. A. Muller, Resident Manager. Paying particular attention to the en tertainment, com fort and conveni ence of ladies and children. ~ ■■ - The latest creation la women's footwear st $2.50 and $3.00.