LEWISTON EVENING TELLER
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 . * "**
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
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
SALVATION ARMY FEED8 MANY
Bifl Dinner This Afternoon and Tree
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
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
Vice President and Mrs. Fairbanks
spent the day quietly at their home, as
did the various cabinet members and
MANY FINE CHRISTMAS DINNERS
Holiday is Generally Observed in the
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
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
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
"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."
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".
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
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
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
"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
"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
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.
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