THE THREE TWINS
The "Three Twins," Which comes
to the Auditorium for one week, be
ginning Monday, September 20,
with a, matinee Saturday only, ls
postUSfely one .of the best musical
comedies that has ever been pro
duced. It is a musical comedy
with a plot and many novel fea
tures, the conglomerate nonsense,
the riot of color and the spirited
movements make auch an agreeable
attack on one's senses that It mat
ters not under what name the
revelry goes. The music titillates
and tantalises, and the witty lines
and adept clowning excites one to
laughter. In the second act there
are eight of the handsomest
Parisian dtrectolre gowns worn by
beautiful and shapely girls.
"THE CAT AND THE PIDDLE"
A gorgeous musical extravagan
ta, "The Cat and the Fiddle," is
the next attraction at the Auditor
ium on Saturday and Sunday next.
A company of some 40 singers,
CHARLES A. SELLON, IN "THE
CAT AND THE FIDDLE."
dancers, comedians and a large and
carefully trained beauty chorus
smartly gowned are promised. The
plot is founded on the famous old
nursery rhyme, of "Hi, Diddle Did
dle, the Cat and the Fiddle." It
deals with sprites, fairies, elfs, mor
tals, immortals, etc., and a large
field for fun making, ballet evolu
tions, chorus numbers and music
Is entered into, and it is claimed,
full advantage taken of.
An unusually attractive bill is be
ing presented at the Orpheum
theater this week. The headllner
is Valeric Bergere in her novelty
playlet. "Blllie's First Love." The
Tuscany Troubadours are also fa
vorites and share head line honors.
The bill next week Is, according to
the Butte papers, the best of the
season and Is turning hundreds
away nightly. Heading the list Is
the well known legitimate actor,
George Bloomquest, who comes in
a comedy sketch called "Nerve."
Others on the bill are Howard and
Howard, Ballerinls' Dog Tumblers,
Martinettl and Sylvester, the De-
Sanctis Quartet, Garry and Hul
vers, and John Weil.
Miss Anna Eva Fay's cabinet
manipulation ls remarkable, aside
from all consideration or discus-
I wish to thank the
Spokane public for their
hearty appreciation of my
efforts to entertain them
with roller skating.
I am a stranger in a
strange land and their ef
forts spur me on to give
them every service that
money and hard work can
procure. With your co-op
deration we will make this
■■the biggest and best skat
ing season In history. If
any were not well served,
I would apologize, for
more skates are expected
will furnish music after
noon and evening.
At your service,
J. A. RANDALL, Mgr.
Get the Habit.
Clean, wholesome, bene
Meet me at the rink.
Take Gonzaga, Post, Cor
blu Park or Lldgerwood
aion of the agency which actuates
the manipulation, the moat skepti
cal will admit it ls clever. Miss
Fay also undertakes to answer any
question written by any one In the
audience, and those in the audience
get as much amusement out of
some of the answers aa the one
seeking information. Another nov
elty on the program ia the hat
throwing act presented by the Stel
lings, who introduce something new
and decidedly entertaining as well
as some excellent comedy.
Button ft Sutton in "The Rube,
the Qlrl and the Pumpkin" at the
Pantages for this week are making
a great hit They have a fine acro
batic act and it is one of the best
numbers on the'program.
Teddy Webb as Anthony Twee
dlepunch, showman, phrenologist,
hypnotist and palmist, furnishes
the bulk of the laughs in the com
edy section of "Florodora." Webb
is really funny. Francis K. Lieb
does the part of Cyrus W. Gilfaln,
owner of the island of "Florodora,"
In good style.
PRINCESS RINK OPENING
The "S. R. O." sign was hung up
early at the opening of the Princess
rink last night, and hundreds of
skaters were turned away. The
rink*-help and music were at their
beßt last night and everyone took
the big crowd good naturedly. The
rink will be open every morning,
afternoon and evening. It was a
pretty spectacle to see more than
a .thousand people gliding grace
fully over the big floor.
UGHT THROWN ON
When the opponents of the plans
of water extensions" prepared by
Water Commissioner Reuterdahl
had exhausted all of their moves
to impede the progress of the work,
the cry was raised that Reuterdahl
was setting up another engineering
department in the city hall.
There waß some light thrown on
the situation yesterday when En
gineer Ralston told the board of
public works that he had all. that
he could take care of for the pres
ent year, and that his men were
so busy that they could not even
find time to make a bridge salvage
report for the city council.
Reuterdahl probably figured that
if he were to get out his plans so
that the work could start this year
It would be necessary to draft them
himself, and this he proceeded to
A FIREBUG IN FEATHERS.
(By United Press.)
HARTFORD. Conn., Sept. 16 —
Faulty electric wires were blamed
at first for the $2000 fire in tbe
home of Major Halsey B, Phllbrlck
at 111 Edwards street yesterday
morning, but after a careful Inves
tigation, Building Inspector
Thomas H. Hay have announced
that the major is right in blaming
the trouble on a bird, ntrds built
their nests under the eaves of his
house and one feathered squatter
must have carried up a match,
which was ignited by the hot sun
of yesterday. There is absolutely
no other plausible theory, say the
$5.00 PER YEAR.
Includes Wilhelm Helnrlch,
Senators Taylor and LaPollette,
Congressman J. Adam Bede,
four great musical artists—Ed
ward Elliott, the Whitney
Brothers' quartet, ' the College
Singing Girls; Dr. Frank Crane
and over 40 other entertainers.
260 noon hours, beginning
September 13, for development
of voice, emotions, mind and
body. Phone Walton College,
Polly & Circus
By Margaret Mayo.
FIVE BIG CIRCUS ACTS
Prices —Evenings, 50c, 75c,
$1.00, $1.50 and $2.00. Mati-
ONE WEEK AND BUNDAY
COMMENCING MONDAY, SEPT.
26. MATINEE SATURDAY.
Joseph M. Qaltea Offera the Most
Sensational Musical Comedy
Success the World Haa
Without Fear af Contradiction, the
Largest and Best Musical t
Comedy In America.
PRICES—SOc, 81.00, 11.60 and $2.00
The new children's horns, In tha
northwest part of the city, will be
completed about October 1, but the
opening of the home may be de
layed a little longer pending the ar
rival of furniture. The home will
be furnished to care for 100 chil
A lack of Interest In high school
oratory is reported at the South
Central high .school, as no steps
have yet been taken to reorganize
the debating society.
Live stock exhibits for the Inter
state fair are arriving.
This la the Jewish new year's
day. It began last night at sun
down and marks the first day of
the Jewish year 5670 since the cre
ation of the world. Services were
held last night in the two Jewish
temples In commemoration of the
At its annual meeting last night
A FINE NEW PIANO FREE
YOUR CHILDREN ARE DENIED ADVANTAGES OTHERS ENJOY, UNLESS YOU LET THEM STUDY MUSIC. HERE IS A
CHANCE FOR ANY RESIDENT OF SPOKANE COUNTY AND FRIENDS IN THE WEST TO GET A FINE
EILERS PIANO HOUSE, LARGEST, LEADING AND MOST RESPONSIBLE WESTERN DEALERS 7IN CONJUNCTION WITH
BOSTON'S, NEW YORK'S, PHILADELPHIA'S AND CHICAGO'S GREAT PIANO MAKERS
Will Distribute $5,245.00 in Free
Solve this Puzzle and you will be well rewarded—a Book ef Songs and a copy of the Musical Herald Free, to every contestant, besides a
chants to win one of the biggest prises.
The one sending the neatest correct solution to above rebus before Sept.
23 at 6p. m. will receive the first prize—a Magnificent Kimball up-right
piano—other awards in order of merit.
Adhere Strictly to the Rules
Solve the rebus shown here and write your answer on a sheet of paper,
mail to us quickly—at once. Also fill out information blank or one
similar, attaching same to your answer.
Only one answer from a family will bo considered. The decision of
our board of judges to be final. Award of prizes will be made accord
ing to merit. Write plainly. In case of tie, identical awards will be
made, but neatness of reply, penmanship and punctuation and general
excellence of the tieing contestant papers will also be considered.
Contest closes at 6 o'clock on the evening of Sept. 23rd, 1909, and
all replies must bo in our store or bear postmark not later than 6 p. m
on that date.
WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BT MAIL AS SOdN* AS THE
DECISIONS ARE MADE.
Address All Communications to "Desk 8" Contest Manager
EILERS PIANO HOUSE
THB BPOKANE PRE 88, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
the congregation of the. first Bap
tist church found that the past has
been the most prosperous year in
Its history, financially and in the
acquisition of new members.
Tha commercial travelers of Spo
kane are making elaborate prepara
tions for the parade to be given by
them next Monday in honor of the
opening of the Interstate fair. Wil
liam Leghorn is marshal of the day)
and the parade will move in four,
sections. It will pass through the)
city streets at 11 a. m. before going
to the fair grounds, where the pro*
cession will move again at 1:3 Q .(
The line of march in the city Is
to form at Riverside and Monroe,
south to Sprague, east to Bernard,
north to Main, west to Post, south
to Riverside, east to Division, south
to Sprague, where the foot march
ers will take cars for the fair;
grounds. A number of floats will
be in line.
The postoffice will begin moving
to the new federal building Satur
day, September 25.
The Main Investment Co. has
sold the Northwestern building, on
the south side of Second avenue be
tween Post and Lincoln streets, to
F. E. Elmendorf for $60,000.
The state board of optometry,
which has been In sesion here, an
nounces that It proposes to put
Corner Sprague and Post, Spokane Wash.
f ...... Ji
fake eye doctors out of business.
The new high school orchestra
hs been launched, with 12 members.
C. Olln Rice, director of music at
the South Central, is the director.
I R. G. Remey haa been aworn In
as special policeman, without pay
from the city, as watchman at No.
II fire station.
R. B. Hoover, one of the active
yo|mg members of the Y. M. C. A.,
hap gone to Pittsburg, Pa., to wed
Miss Mary Louis Fair.
HEALTH OPFICER SCARED
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.,
Sept. 16. —During the recent
scare over hog cholera that
killed 400 hogs In the valley
County Health Officer P.
Frank discovered what he
thought was a new breed of
rats, webfooted, with a snout
like pigs and a fuzzy tall. He
is sure they were bubonic
plague carriers and sent them
th the state laboratory. He
gave out Interviews of his
finds. He received a report
today saying that the rodents
were merely muskrats and
there was no danger ot a
HUSH! IT'S SECRET!
DARK LANTERN STYLE BY BOARD Of WORKS—
*y, ~ w EXECUTIVE SESSIONS.
Some criticism has been offered
by councilmen, citizens and news
paper reporters who have been
barred from sessions of the board
ot public works recently because of
the board going into executive ses
sion, behind closed doors.
This proceeding was Inaugurated
by the present board, and has been
found to be a convenient way to
keep from the public the discus
sions that occur on different mat
ters in which the full attitude of
the board and the city administra
tion might not want to become
Yesterday when the board of
public works reached the question
of the purchase of a reservoir site
in the southeast part of the city,
in regard to which some gossip has
Magnificent New Kimball Piano as First Prise. Elegant Little
Home Orchestrelle as Secoad Prise. In Order of Merit 68
Bonafide Cash Credits Panging in Value from $72 *. o $100
In order to thoroughly advertise the fact that we are now
ten years old, the biggest and best firm in our line in Western
America, and that our increasing business has forced us to plan
the erection of a new seven-story building next year, also to
bring to everyone's attention the famous Chickering, the now
celebrated Lester, the world-renowned Kimball and the old-es
tablished Marshall & Wendell, the great pianos made in Bos
ton, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York, and also our own
"Eiler's Orchestral Piano" which has become the preference of
many musicians, we have arranged with America's leading
manufacturers to join us in a far-reaching advertising or Rebus
Contest, believing that this is the quickest and most effective
way of bringing these fine instruments and where to buy them,
to the attention of all residents of the Inland Empire and their
friends on the pacific coast.
Statistical Blank—Spokane County
Mail this coupon, or one similar as stated before, to our Spo
kane retail office immediately. .Write plainly.
Postoffice Street and No
If under age give parents' initial
What make of piano, if any, is or would be your preference and
If possible, give us below the names of two or more of your
friends who might consider the purchase of a Piano, Pianola or
LIST OF PRIZES
gone out, the board of works, with
Mayor Pratt present, went into
executive session, and the reporters
present were told to leave.
Recently there have been council
men In the city hall to wait upon
the board of works on city matters,
but the councilmen, like all out
siders, had to wait until the pow
wow behind closed doors ended.
This dark-lantern style of looking
after public business was never
known under tbe last administra
tion, and its advent is one of the
developments of the last three
months at the city ball.
LONDON.—Reports have It that
mother of Anita Stewart, who ls
to wed Prince Miguel, ls to receive
robe of pearls which shah of Persia
sold before he was dethroned, as
E. C. Walker, Mf>. '>tPfit
UN EQUALED VAIMP
September 12th. |
Milton ft Dolly Noble*
Presenting "Why Walkef j
The Naples Trio
Vocalists and Instruneata&JMk
Sutton & Sutton
Lester & Shannon
Cordua St Hand
Rollicking Sensation of Two
Continents , 1-
50 — People— 50
Prices—2sc, 50c, 75c, $I.oo*
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19.
THE 60 MILE A MINUTE SHOWtT
CHAS. A. SELLON
In the Merry Musical
Lyrics and Music by
Carlton Lee Colby.
40 PEOPLE ; I
20 SONO HITS
The Petite EI More Sisters;
Prices 25c to $1.60.
PHONE MAIN 3W
TONIGHT ALL WEEK
All star vAubEVILLI"
In the Once-Act Playette, by Grace,
Grlswold, "Blllle's First Love"
A Double Trio of Tuneful Thrlllersj
Direct from Vienna
European Novelty Gymnasts
Oarlin & Clark
The Two German Comedians
The European Vagabond
In a Protean Monologue,
"Studies from Life" -
Albertns & Altus
ORPHEUM ORCHEBTRA AND*
Matinee daily at 2:30—15 c, 260
and 50c. Evenings at 8:15 —15c,
25c, 50c and 75c.
HIGH CLABB VAUDEVILLE
WEEK COMMENCING SEPT. 1*
The Event of the Season
ANNA EVA PAY 4
World's Greatest Mental I
ELSIE CRESOY & 00.
Presenting "Fagin's Pupil"
MADDOX & MELVLN
In "The Messenger Boy and thfl
THE STILLLNGS *
European Comedy Hat Throwers
The Lincoln Peuf
Free at the Pfister Bur
JOIN Tf!?} SUIT CLUB
Four autH eyaitft*? and preeea*'
$1.50. We r«palr suits.
Phone Main 274§V 118 N. PoO^
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