Lecture Course, 1900: Spillman Riggs

The 1900 Skidmore Lecture Course marched on, with Spillman Riggs delivering the third in the series. He promised humor and value for the admission price of 50 cents, or $1 for a season ticket to the remaining shows.

From the November 30, 1900 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

Ad for the Skidmore, Missouri Lecture Course of 1900. "You cannot spend $1.00 to any better advantage than to buy a season ticket for the three remaining numbers of the Lecture Course."

From the November 30, 1900 Skidmore Standard.

Riggs in December.

Next Thursday evening at Cook’s opera house, Spillman Riggs, humorist lecturer, whistler and musical impersonator, will entertain those who hold tickets to the Skidmore Lecture Course – and any others who may purchase tickets between now and that evening. Mr. Riggs fills the third number in the course. He was recommended to the executive committee as being especially funny and popular wherever he has appeared. His lectures are said to create as much genuine amusement as those of Hawks, the laughing philosopher, who is a favorite with some of our readers. Then in addition to his regular lecture, Mr. Riggs always follows with a delightfully entertaining program which from its varied character never fails to please everyone. Virtually, two programs will be given at the opera house next Thursday evening and it will be a rare opportunity to “get your money’s worth.” In common parlance, Riggs is a whole show in himself. Do not fail to hear this talented gentleman.

Single tickets 50 cents each, or season tickets for the three remaining numbers, including the Fisk Jubilee Singers, $1 each.