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LEWISTON EVENING TELLER FEARLE88. BUT ALWAYS FAIR. THIRTEENTH YEAR—NO. 301 LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 25. 1906 PRICE FIVE CENT*. "FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY A SAVIOR WHICH IS CALLED CHRIST" QUIET BUT MERRY XMAS BOTH IN LEWISTON AND TH R0U6H0UT THE NATION A prisoner in the county jail hung one of his socks to his cell door before he retired last evening. When he awakened this morning he found it as empty as when he hung it up. His feeling of dejection were a re verse of those which prevailed in even the most humble of homes in Lewiston this morning. Long before children are wont to rise, the air was filled with their cries of delight over the good things which Santa Clause had left them during the night. Their pleasures and Joys were shared by parents, relatives and friends, for this has proven one of the merriest of all merry Christmasses Lewisto.i . * "** known. • The festivities of the season began last evening with trees and entertain ments in various churches, to be fol lowed by the hanging up of stockings later in the evening. • Today has been but one round of joy and merriment. And this evening there will be additional pleasures in the various places of amuse mena Many of the churches held a special service today in commemoration of Um anniversary of the birth of Christ. They were largely attended by those "who wished to give thanks T<5F 'the many blessings of the day. At all the hotels there was an extra menu to cheer their patrons who were forced to be away from home. The restaurants likewise had an inviting bill of fare. PRISONER HANGS UP SOCK Had Paint for Nothing as Santa Over looked County Jail. No turkey or fatted goose graced the table in the Nez Perce county jail to day, leastwise when a reporter called at the sheriff's office shortly before noon no generous heart had supplied these luxuries. One of the prisoners. J. M. Rain water, the Culdesac barber who is held for a beating he gave his wife and son, hung a sock, on the Jail door last "night, but no tracks of St. Nick and reindeers could be noticed in the mud about the court house thlsxmorning. Five men and one women are oc cupying the county jail. No one has a complaint to make with the excep tion of J. R. Cambell, who was sen tenced by Judge Cobum In the justice court to serfe 90 days for assault and battery. He is doing time at the rate of $1.10 a day, but what grlel's him is the fact that had he been sentenced in the disrtict court each day in jail would count *2 on his fine. Although there Is no Christmas tur key the county Jail prisoners will fare well on roast beef, pork and veget ables. SALVATION ARMY FEED8 MANY Bifl Dinner This Afternoon and Tree Tonight. A free Christmas dinner was given to the poor of the city by the members of the Salvation army today at their barracks on D street. Plates for 42 were set at a tlma and all who came were fed. A bountiful repast was Provided. Those who were served were loud in their praise of Captain Florence Mas sie. who has charge ot the local army work, and her assistants. This evening at 8 o'clock the army *111 hava a Christmas tree and pro Branri for the poor children of the city. Cheers for Ye Editor. The Evening Teller acknowledges the compliments, of the season with accompanying evidence* of good will ar <J good cheer from the McGilvery : s «'«ley company. A. L. Thompson & Co., and Aachinvole A Co. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 25.—A general suspension of business marked the celebration x of Christmas in this city. Only matters of a most urgent nature were attended to and the army of government employes were free to enjoy the day. As has been customary at the White House the utmost simplicity prevailed. President Roosevelt transacted con siderable business. His presents were many and beautiful. Early in the morning the entire family, including Representative and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth. assembled upstairs and gifts were passed around. A large tree was a conspicuous exhibition. At t o'clock tonight the family will eat ha Christmas dinner. Vice President and Mrs. Fairbanks spent the day quietly at their home, as did the various cabinet members and their famillles. «il. -â*Éa ,'yV Ml !/• * ?i\v . V m. v$ a v\\ rnnrtn; MANY FINE CHRISTMAS DINNERS Holiday is Generally Observed in the City*—Weding Tonight. Chrstmas day was generally observ ed throughout the city today by the cesesslon of all lines of business, and the whole day devoted to the festi vities In the homes, small dinner par ties abounding in all parts of the city. Lest evening the several Sunday schools gave Christmas entertainment where gifts were distributed in con nection wjth the occasion. High mass was observed at the Catholic church last night and many were in attend ance throughout the ceremony. The principal social event of the day will be the marriage of Miss Ada Storer this evening to Oscar E. Dra* per of Spokane. The ceremony will be at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Storer. at the family residence. 301 Fourth avenue, where elaborate preparations have been made for the event. The house is beautifully decorated and many friends of both contracting parties will be In attendance. Traveling Public Not Haavy. Less than a dozen lonesome passen gers made up the personnel of these aboard the Spokane train this morn ing. Half of these ware en route to different points along the line, where they were expected Christmas guests.! Few people travel on, Christmas dayj and only necessity forces them out of* the radius of the home circle and the Christmas cheer. IN THE THEATRES TONIGHT. Good Bills at Bijou and Binnard—A Masquerade at the Rink. Several places 'of amusement in the city will be open this evening for the entertainment of the holiday pleasure seekers. The liijou and the Binnard will both have good programs and the skating rink wll be given over to the grand masquerade party which has been in preparation for weeks. The Lewiston band wll furnish the music and in the expectation of many this will be the best party ever giveninthe new building, and will attract a large crowd of spectators as well as a great throng of skaters. The Ella Wilson stock company op ened last night at the R'"nard thea tre and tne opening bill was a decided success. The play is a society comedy and the star 0;d a fine oportunity of displaying her ability as an artist of merit. The play wll be repeated tonight and wll draw an enthusiast ic audience. Poetry for an Appetizer. A special menu was prepared by the Bollinger hotel to be served from noon today to 8 p. m. A feature is a hand some menu card. The visitor is in troduced to his repast by an appro priate verse: "Above our heads the joy-bells ring. Without the happy children sing; * And all God's creatures hail the mom Of .which the holy Christ was bom." « ONCE WEALTHY; WORKS OUT FINE J. Ryan Had $100,000 Three Years Ago«=Now Can't Pay for Jag John Ryan, who came out of tne Coeur d'Alenes less than three years ago with a fortune of $100,000, anl who could have spent this Chrlstrn In a palace surrounded by all the luxuries wealth can supply, shuffled crestfallenly to his ce'l In the city jail this morning after Judge Nick erson had pronounced the customary fine of $7.60 on the charge of being "drunk and disorderly." Temptation for the glass that cheers was too much for Ryan, and his for tune has gone in the last two years like wildfire. A few* weeks ago. Ryan realised his condition and bequeath ed $25.000 In trust to his wife and children and started out on the road as a common laborer. He secures odd Jobs now and then in the railroad camps, but never works longer than the first payday, when he comes to town to squander hla earnings for ''.grog". MERRYLESS XMAS FOR POOR DOGS See Their Finish After New Years Unless Their Tax Is Paid Cur dogs, dogs of pedigree and tb* dainty poodle will all look alike ta Police Officer Tom Tabor after Jan uary 1 , unless the aforesaid wear a* collar tagged with a receipt for a year's license. At police headquarters the ukase has been posted, and for the first lime in the memory of the oldest In habitant, Lewiston intends to enfonw the dog ordinance, and Officer Tabor has been instructed to take thé .nat ter in charge. At the comer of Eighteenth and G streets, where hoje house No*. la located, a pound ia In courae of er-c tlon, and unless vagrant dogs are re deemed within 48 hoqrs after the dug catcher has them in the pen, the ca nines will be bunolfed, in a big box and a bottle of chloroform uncorked. The execution will be painless, but Officer Tabor Is determined It shall be effective. The list of dogs taken up will not be advertised In th- pa pers. but notices with descriptions of the canines will be posted at the po lice station. For a few days after the first of the year. Officer Tabor will have office hours when he will receive license fees from dog owners, and then If you don't pay your dog tax look out for the dog catcher. According to the city ordinance the dog tax is $2 a year for males, and $5 for females. CHEER OF XMAS SAVES DRISKELL "Peace on earth, good will toward men" was the spirit with which Judga Nickerson entered on his duties in the police court this morning. John Drts kell, native of Cork, was the first prisoner brought before the bar. "Drunk and disorderly" was the charge recorded. This is .the fourth time in as many weeks that thé genial Driskell has appeared before his honor, and always for the same of fense. Last week it was a fine of $20, but this morning the heart of the judge softened: "1 ought to double ti,e last ftpe," be gan his honor as Driskell sought for some excuse, "but today is Christmas. I'll fine you $6: but if you will leavç town you may go free." The smile which lighted up the countenance of the Irishman was good to see. Thanking the judge, Driskell picked up his slough hat. and'depart ed. It is hard to say who felt the hap pier in his heart, the judge or-the ex cused prisoner. SAFE BLOWERS CAUSE BIG FIRE ATLANTA. Ga„ Dec. 25.-^Safe blowers caused a fire here at an early hour this morning which destroyed the barns of Harper Brothers and crema ted 35 horses. The loss is about $100, 000. The explosion which forced the safe set fire to inflammable material in the room. The flames spread so rapidly that they could not be con trolled by the department. Captain Macklin Will r.ocover. OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 25,— A telephone message from Fort Reno says there Is now no doubt as to tb* recovery of Captain Macklin.