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With Christmas Greeting, Prosperous
Spokane Gives of Her Bounty to the Poor.
Fifty thousand youngsters of all
figes rejoice in the absolutely Ideal
weather that greets the festal Christ
Softly and silently throughout the
night fell the mantling snow, and
leaden skies and bracing cold greet
Christmas eve. The merry jingle of
■leigh bells mingles with the bustle
and stir of the crowds of good
natured Christmas shoppers. The
ideal weather conditions teem a lif
ting ( lose to a year marked with
business energy and signal pr osper ity
in all lines for Spokane,
The Inland Umpire's welcoming
arms have been sought by and have
received thousands of new firesides
in the now fast dying year 1002.
The roaring waters of the Spokane
turn a hundred Wheels of industry
that they knew trot a year ago.
.Money.' tin' golden thermometer of
good times. l,s at the high water
mark and steadily rising and the horn
cif plenty in harvest und labor seems
to have been emptied Into tin lap of
Spokane, the inland Empire Queen.
Hut almost eclipsing In lustre the
glories of the past year are the
promises for that coming. Seldom,
if ever, has Spokane awakened to find
ho many bright prospects in her
If the children ntal poor people a:e
not happy this yuletlde It will be
because the charitable Institutions of
the city and the churches arc unable
to make them so.
it is doubtful if greater efforts In
that direction were ever made In Spo
kane than at the present time. If
they can be found, every poor family
in the city will have a good Christ
mas dinner n«d the children, and old
er ones. too. where needed will be
Besides the large amount contrib
uted by the schools, the Salvation
Arm) and Door of Dope mission have
been collecting clothing and food, ami
ii will be distributed on Christmas
At SaHation Army hall on Front st.
dinner will be served to several hun
TRAINS DELAYED BY
SNOW IN MOUNTAINS
All trains are delayed today by
heavy snows in both Hie east and
Hical Northern No. 3, castbound,
is delayed Indefinitely by a snow
blockade in the Cascade mountains,
Which in places Is a dozen feet deep.
No, 4, Qreat Northern westbound.
Is also delayed Indefinitely by the
heavy snowfall and blizzards In the
Rocky mountains and in Dakota. The
Wires are down all along the line. A
Special train left hen at 1 p. m,
Northern Pacific No. eastbound,
is I I hoUl S late, the d, lay being
BANK WRECKER GETS
PHILADELPHIA, I'ec. Li. Tomor
row is going to bo the happiest
Christmas enjoyed in a number of
years by Gideon W. March, one, pres
ident "f the Keystone it.ink of Phllu
ileplla. ami who lor wrecking the
bank and involving In the wreck City
Treasurer John Bardsley, was con-!
demued to 18 years" Imprisonment.
This afternoon, by virtue of the com
mutation of sentence granted by Pr< s
(dent Itoosevelt, March was released !
from the eastern penitentiary.
Amended articles of Incorporation
Of Lhe Tucunon Development com
pany (Java been lllod with the county
recorder, Tic capital IB Increased
from. $:ti>'J,ooo to 1600,000, The trus
tees A. X Horthwlck, H. M.
Thafchcr, J. M. Thomas and 11. 11,
Notice of the Increase of the capital
Block of the Dead Lake Gold-Copper
Mining A Milling company from
|160,000 to 18,000,000 has 1 n filed
with the county r< nh r. It. l'\ Bel
ley, <). L Smith. K. Shield and W. E.
Allen are named as trustees.
JACKSON, Miss . Dec 24.—Govern-1
in Engine this morning Issued a
proclamation, nrroriug $r.mi reward
lor ea. h information leading to the
arrest and conviction of wltltecappers
in any part of the stale.
ROME, Dec. -I The pope conduct*
ad celebration al the Christmas eve
high mass tonight and hole the fa
tlgu .••(-. cm cmoltiets well
The Spokane Press.
dred. commencing at 11 o'clock and
continuing as long as the provisions
last. In the evening present! will be
distributed to the poor children from
a Christmas tree. In addition to this
basket! of provisions will be sent
to as many poor families as possible.
DOOB OF HOPE.
Door of Hope mission has Secured
McKlnley hall for its festivities and,
judging from the immense amount of
clothing, Underclothing, shoes. rub
bers and other necessaries already irr
the hall, few children will have to
go without needed articles in thes«
lines. Dming Christmas day the lit
tle folks will be lifted out with cloth
ing and 6flu will he provided with a
good dinner. In the afternoon Useful
presents will he distributed from four
Christmas trees. In the evening an
entertainment will be held, at Which
.lodge Townsend will deliver an ad
dress and for which Professor Muel
ler has prepared a pleasing musical
Deaconess' Home will provide an
Hebrews Make Merry
The members of the Hebrew church
in Spokane will celebrate the feast of
dedication, called Hanuka, commenc
ing Friday at 8 o'clock, at the Taber
nacle, at which Dr. mock will deliver
an addrSSg. The children will cele
brate Sunday evening with appropri
ate exercises. commencing at 7
o'clock. The Feast of the Dedication
is in honor of the victory of the
Maccabees over the king of Syria at
Antehus Eprethanes at the rededlca
tion or the temple of Jerusalem in the
year 161 B. C.
This Is the first time in many years
that Hanuka, one oi the most Import
ant Hebrew holidays, haw fallen in
the Christmas season. The arrange
ment of the Hebrew calendar Is such
, that the holy days fall on a different
dale each year. The fact that there
caused by the heavy fall of snow on
the east side of the Cascade range.
The weather bureau reports that a
storm, area is now off the Oregon-
Washington coast with an area of
unite high pressure central near the
northeastern portion of this territory.
Precipitation lias occurred in Oregon,
Washington, Montana and British Co
lumbia, with trace of precipitation at
ST PAUL, He.'. 24.—J, J. Hill and
Superintendent Ward arc in a special
train lighting their wn> lv re over the
Great Northern in h terrific blizzard.
Extra snow plows have been scut to
The wrecking Of the Keystone bank
' occurred In 1881, The arrest and con
rvictlon of March took place some
! time afterwards, ss he was a fugitive
from justice for several .Mars. It
Was not until 1888 that he was sent
to prison. At the trial he pleaded
guilty to three indictments, under
tiie Impression that he was pleading
guilty to a single indictment, and
received a sentence under each. The
aggregate Sentence was is years In
in Judge Hilts court today the
rase of Adelaide McDonald \s. Dennis
McDonald was taken up and is in
Seme time ago a divorce was grant
ed lo Dennis McDonald and now Mrs.
McDonald asks that it lie set aside
o.i the ground that she was not given
a legal notice of the hearing.
This afternoon the nine deputlei In
the office of County Clerk Erwin pre
sented their chief with a beautiful
■liver water service, Including n
pltche#i sl\ cups and ii tiny, tin tlu>
pitcher is engraved: "To Bid ward K.
Erwln from Deputlee, December -5,
V. KVtRIUrUSEP IX>Z>.
ST. PAUL, De 4. !4.- Frederick
Weyerhaeuser, tin- multlrallttonaire
lumber kin*, is critically m at hli
residence here, He is bend of life
Weyorhaeuaor Lumber cosgpany, own-
Inn intuitu*) of acrea of Washington
Ural* r U els.
entertaiumcnt and n Christmas tree
will be one of the features of the
evening- During the day the home
will distribute bankets of provisions
among the poor families.
Home of the Friendless will have
a Christmas tree and entertainment
Christmas afternoon for the 47 in
mates, besides a line Christmas din
At Florenoe Crittenden Home the
day will be enlivened witli a good
dinner and music. A number of visi
tors are also expected.
At the Salvation Army Rescue
Home a tree will be relieved of its
load of gifts for the 11 inmates
Christmas afternoon and at noon a
bountiful dinner will be served.
At Fentecoetal .Mission, exercises
will be held tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock, at whtcll time the public are
asked to bring In anything they can
spare in tin- way of food or clothing.
In the afternoon the articles provid
ed will be distributed to the poor
families of the city.
are 13 months between Itosh Hashon
nas, or New Year days, and further
dependence for the date on the phases
of the moon, often vary those dates
as much as two months in succeeding
Manuka is one of the most joyous
holidays in the Hebrew calendar. It
commemorates the victory of the sons
of Israel over the forces of Home. A
legend, still repeated by the rabbis,
recites that when the Maccabees re
covered their temple in Syria the per
petual lamp In the sanctuary was still
tunning brightly, although not a drop
of oil was in the bowl. To recall
this incident Jewish homes are
brightly decorated and candles burn
ed. Presents are exchanged and
there are festivities of a nature
which have earned for the day the
name of tlie Hebrew Christmas,
PAOLI, tnd., Dee, 84.—A heating
stove ignited a ease of blasting pow
.Um- at the Riley hardware store this
morning;, The explosion tore out the
front end of the two story brick store
building and caused a two-story brick
building adjoining to crumble to the
ground, A clerk In the first store was
the only person in either building
at tin' time of the explosion. lie
was thrown bodily into the street by
the fores of the explosion and se- j
FREEHOLD, N. J., Dec, 24.—The
jury trying Miss Laura Bigger, Dr,
Charles Hendricks and Former Jus
tice of the Peace Samuel Stanton on
;i charge of conspiracy to secure the
estate of the late Henry M. Bennett
of Farmingdale, at 8 o'clock nils
morning reported s disagreement.
After certain points had been ex
plained they were ordered hack.
The Jury late this afternoon go
quitted Miss Bigger, hut convicted
Dr. Hendricks ami Justice of the
SEIZED IN FRANCE.
PARIS, lee. 24, The police today
seised the papers of John Delatnarre,
the well known explorer and mining
man, Delamarre is manager of the
new Klondike Mining company, Which
Is capitalized at |X,000,000, The police
refuse to state wh it are the actual
Charges, but say that he is suspected
of gio>s Irregularities in the sale of
stock and bonds,
THEATRES 0. K.
Ycst'tday afternoon the license
committee of the city council met In
executive session and. after listening
to the .evidence presented in the in
vestigation of the charges preferred
against the Comlque and Coeur
d'Alena theaters, dismissed the com
STEEXa TRUST QIVES
EMPLOYES XMAB GIFT.
ITNIONTOWN, Pa., Dee. 24.-—
Twenty thousand employes of the
I'nlted States Steel corporation today j
received an increase in wages j
amounting to an average of 8 per
HOT BPRINGB, Ark., Dec. 24 —
Bherlff Peteraburg of Indiana arrived
here today with extradition paper!
for Ryan and Ashmore. indicted on a
charge of buncoing Fred Lory, a re
turned Klondike!, out of |U3,0U0 on
take foot races.
STOCXHOLU BARBER BROP.
First-class haircut, l&c; shaving,
I iv». -••.rnei Mill st. and Main aye. |
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1902.
AMONG THE CHURCHES.
First Methodist—Christ mas exer
cises this evening under the auspices
lof the Sunday school, followed by an
Bethel Presbyterian — Cantata,
"Mother Goose fend Santa Clans," Fri
Grace Baptist—Christmas tree and
entertainment this evening.
Pilgrim Congregational. — .Cantata,
j "Santa Claus at Home," by the Sun
day school children, and a Christmas
tree this evening.
First Presbyterian—A tree and pro
gram of music and literary exercises
Central Christian—Two Christmas
trees and an entertainment Thursday
Trinity—Services at 10:30 n. m.
Thursday with a beautiful musical
German Lutheran—Holy commun
i ion Thursday ut 10:30 a. m. At 7:30
p. m. special service for the Sunday
school, Christmas tree and gifts for
Dean Aye. Christian—Two trees, a
cantata and musical and literary pro
gram this evening.
First United Brethren—Two Christ
mas trees, music and recitations by
I the Sunday school.
All Saints' Episcopal—Tonight at
midnight choral celebration of holy
eucharist by full vested choir of 30
voices. Tomorrow. 11 a. m.. morning
prayer, sermon by Bishop Wells and
holy communion. Friday evening,
Christmas tree and exercises for the
AT ALL SAINTS'.
*Both at the midnight service to
night and the 11 o'clock services to
morrow at All Saints' cathedral Mrs.
A. A. Krafts, contralto; Mrs. Kahler.
soprano, Mr. Porter, basso, and Mr.
lie Rimer, tenor, will assist the regu
lar choir of the church. The offer
ings at the midnight service will be
applied towards paying for the pipe
organ and those at the service tomor
row will be devoted towards the sup-
I port of aged and infirm clergymen.
NEW INSPECTORS TO
WATCH CANADA LINE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. —As a re
sult of the report of Chief Inspector
Wachtorn, who is in charge of the
Immigration service along the Ca
nadian border, it has been decided to
increase tin' number of Inspectors in
order to keep out not only the Chi
nese, but also undesirable Europeans,
The November reports show that
more immigrants crossed tho line
TWO MILLION GIFT
TO CARNEGIE'S CHILD
NEW rORK, Dec. 21.—Andrew Car
negie's little daughter Margaret is
going to receive tomorrow the most
costly Christmas gift ever received
by a child so young in the United
Suites, and perhaps in the world. The
present is nothing less than the
18,000,000 residence which Air. Car
negie has just completed at Ninety
first st. and Fifth BVe.i and which Is
said to be the mast magnificent house
The formal presentation of the
POPE TO ARBITRATE
HOME, Dec. 24.—1t i 8 stated in
Vatican circles today that Venezuela
has proposed that the pope arbitrate
the allies' claims.. The Vatican an
nounces that he will not entertain the
proposition unless it Is made unani
mously. The story sent out by an Ir
responsible press association that the
pope is 111 is entirely untrue. He
TO FIND HOMES.
Secretary Munroe of the Chambei
ft Commerce reporta that he is re
ceiving many inquiries from Intend
"They evidently moan business.'
said he. "as they are asking foi
rooma where themselves ami theii
families may stun until suitable loca
tion is found. They seem willing tc
take Spokane on its reputation*"
All the OfflCM In tlu- courthouse
closed iiiix qf ternoou at 3 o'clock ami
win remain • .v «a tm Friday mora
in Catholic Church.
On Christmas day, against the rule
which, prevails every oilier day in the
S/Safr priests are obliged to celebrate
three masses. The Roman Ordines
show that the popes used on this
feast day three masses—the first in
the I.iberlan basilica, the second in
the Church of St;. Anastasla, whose
i memory is celebrated on the same
' day," December Zo, and the third in the
J Vatican church.
Irf other places, particularly in
' France, the same priest used to say
j two masses on Christmas day." When
the Orman ordo was received in
' France by the command of Charle
masne the Roman custom of saying
three masses was introduced In
France also. It is now customary
throughout the entire Catholic church
to say three masses on this feast.
| In Rome one of the three masses
! was for the feast of St. Anastasia,
' which fell on the day, and the same
; Roman custom spread throughout the
Those three masses, however, were
also ssld, not altogether, but at con
siderable intervals, viz: At midnight,
dawn and in the day time—a custom
ptilf observed in cathedral and col
j legiate churches. A mystical expla-
S (tenon of the three masses is given,
and thoy are supposed to figure the
three births of our Lord, namely, of
His' Father before all ages, of the
] blessed Virgin and in the hearts of
r" The following is the order of serv
, Ices at the Catholic churches in this
west.of Sault Bte. Marie than farther
Immigration Commissioner Bar
ge nUtoday announced 11 new appoint
ments of inspectors to watch the bor
ders. In the list is Ed Heustis of
L)l> mpia. \Yash.
One of the inspectors will be sta
tioned at Victoria, one at Vancouver
anemone at Cloverdale, B, C. The
others will he stationed along the
Mai U"ba and Asslniboine borders.
I lunif v by Mr. Carnegie to his daugh
'• ter will take place this evening. Mar- .
; garet will give a party t«> some of her 1
j ohllo friends. She will have a Christ
mas tree freighted with gifts for her
guests. But the greatest gift will be
hers, The little girl lias endeared
herself to the children of New York
by presenting to them the "hairiest 1
lion" In the world. This noble beast
:is now In the New York Zoological
park. Little Margar. t Induced her
I father to hay it iii Europe and send
it to New York in her name.
has excellent health and is In good
WASHINGTON, Dec. 34.—The de
tailed replies of Great Britain and
Germany to the Venezuelan arbitra
tion proposition have been received
at tae stnte department, but will not
be made publfc until President Roose
velt's response is forwarded.
MAT GO ON A STRIKE.
Pon.Ti.ANi>. Dee. 14.—Unless, ail
steamship Companies on the coast
sign the new wag,' schedule framed
jby the marine engineers, on January
10 a general strike will be lnaugur
j ated all along the coast.
STARTS FBUIT RANCH
\v. i>. Johnson of Milwaukee has
arrived in this city and will take
possession immediately of the prop
-11 iv lie recently acquired on Moran
j rritlaW winch he win operate us v
'tuit and poultry ranch
Midnight masse, with full choir,
which will render Stems' mass; mass
at 7 and it; solemn high mass al. 10:30.
ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH.
Midnight mass with full choir.
LiOesch'S mass in W will be rendered.
Morning services will be at X o'clock
and 10:3' J. The sermon will be
preached by Rev. Chlunali, S. J.
SACKED HEART CHURCH.
Father Golden will celebrate low
mass at 8 a. m. and at lv a. m. high
mass will be celebrated with special
ST. AXiOYSXUS CHURCH.
The Christmas services at the
Church of St. Aloysius will be as fol
Midnight mass: Solemn high mass,
sermon and holy communion; early
masses at 1:45. 7, 7:46, 8:30; late
mass at 10 o'clock; singing and music
j furnished by the children of the
I parish; solemn benediction at 7:30
Christmas tree of the St. Aloysius
i Sunday school at 2:30 p. m., at the
Gonzaga College hall.
Music of Christmas midnight mass
—Kyrle, Mereadante b-fiatJ Gloria,
Mereadante b-flat; Credo, Mereadante
lb-fiat; offertory, "Christus Katus
j Est'' Melvil-Itega; Sanctus, Merea
dante b-flat; Bcnedietus, Millard
! b-fiat; Agnus Del, Mereadante b-flat.
During communion: (a) "Gloria in
Kxcelslo Deo"; (b) "O, Holy Night"
i (Adolphe Adam); (C) "Noel," soprano
> solo; (d) "Peace t<? Men of Good
Benediction at Christmas evening—
• Tantieme de Noel" (Adam); "Adeste
i'ideies" (Novello); "Tantum Ergo,"
c-minor (Lambillotte; "Glory to God
in the Highest," solo and grand
Information was filed in the su
perior court today against A. B. Davis
atal Sarah, Tate, charging them with
lewd and lascivious cohabitation.
Davis, who runs the Klondike
lodging house on First aye., was ar
rested about a week ago and was
taken before Justice lilnkle, where he
gave ball for his appearance Friday.
December 2ft. This morning he tiled
a notice that he should demand a jury
trial and Prosecuting Attorney Kim
ball asked to have the case dismissed
and at once Hied a new information
in the superior court, including the
woman, who is the complaining wit
Davis gave ball in the sum of $2".0
for his appearance on the second day
of the next Jury term of court,
NEW FORK, Pec 24. —J, plerpont
Morgan has been summoned to ap
pear in the district court on January
2 as defendant in a suit brought by
two of his Mat tenants. The com
plainants allege that he broke his
contract with them by not keeping
their llatS warn. They were com
pelled to buy anthracite coal at ruin
ous prices to keep from freezing, al
though they repeatedly telephoned to
Mr. Morgan, Tin y also wrote pro
tests, but received neither coal or
WHEELING-, W. V*a., Dee. 2 I.—A
negro desperado, who attempted to
avoid arrest this icon, ran on a
bridge crossing the Ohio, Officers
were at the other end and the negro
opened tire. Officer Bowen was mor
tally wounded. The negro emptied
his revolver and then threw up his
hands and surrendered. He is lodged
in jail ut Wheeling ami may be
ON THEATER CASES.
■peaking of the dismissal of the
eases against the Coeur d'Alene and
Comlque theaters and the general
opinion that favoritism was shown
them by the council committee, Com
missioner l.ilienthal said:
"The witnesses produced by the
Complainant were all employes of the
Stockholm. The council would have
acted as in the Stockholm case had
the evidence h, en sufficient,
"I have had not a single complaint
against the Coeur d'Alene since April
5. Two complaints wrre made against
the ComIQUO, but they were proved
to be unfounded."
DRNVBR, t'ol. ivc 14.—The state
Canvassing hoard by a Vote of 3 to 1'
this morning seated the republican
contestants for the house of repre
sentatives, thus Insuring the election
Of a republic,in Senator to bucceed
Positively Going Out of Bote!
Closing Out all Goods at
The following is only a partial list of bargains:
All Regular 15c cereals now 12c. per package,
Grape Nuts, Force, Malta Vita,
Malta-too, Scotch Oats, Shredded Wheat.
Peerless Cereals? Malted DreaKfast Foods.
Snyder's Catsup, pints, 20c.
Gold Dust, 20c.
Westmoreland Maple Syrup, 1 gal., $1.05
Westmoreland Maple Syrup, Decanters, 35c
Michigan Cash Grocer),
Phone Black 3651.
J. HELBERG ® CO.
"Hello! Boys, How Are You?"
"Growing', Thanhs, Growing!"
The boys are growing; they are soon
to be men and their Physical side
must be looked after. Do you know of the system
atic work done for the boys from eight years old and
up in the Gymnasium of the Y. M. C. A.? Write or
send for illustrated catalogue.
Can you give boys a better
than a membership in the Association? It costs $6
THE FIRST YEAR, then $5 a year afterwards.
DAYS: Tuesday 4to 5 and sto 9. Rating: Bto 12
Junior. Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 and 10:30 to 11:30.
12 to 16 Intermediate.
1 _ . —
A Merry Christmas
JOHN W. GRAHAM ® CO.
Our First Holiday Season
WAS A PHENOMINAL SUCCESS,
surpassing our most sanguine expec
tations, and we herewith take the
liberty of thanking you for your gen
erous patronage. Wishing you a
merry Christmas, we remain, faith-
The Two-Bit Bazaar.
926 SPRAGUE AVENUE.
and Thursday probably light
snow or rain.
911 Sprague Aye.
RICHARD blumE, manufacturer
of guitars and violins. Repairing
of musical instruments of all kinds,
especially violins, guitars and man
dolins. 0414 Monroe st.
MONEY TO LOAN ON IMPROVED
real estate at 6 to t> per cent per
annum Arthur D. Jones & Co.,
Empire State building;.
Christmas Candies, 10c lb.
Mixed Nuts, 3 lbs. for 25c
Fruits, Candies. Cigars
PKItE: ONE CENT.
Cor. Riverside and Stevens