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THIRTY-FIRST YEAR—NO. 268.
Evening Teller LEWISTON. IDAHO. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28. 1907. AT -- ___ /ILL PUBLIC BUSINESS SUSPEND ED •SPECIAL SERVICES IN THE lxxr< CHURCHES—HISTORY OF NA TIONAL OBSERVANCE. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. — Thanksgiving day was observed in the customary manner in the na tional capital. As usual, the presi dent and his family are spending the day in Virginia, but will return late tonight. All governmental business is suspended and the politi cai talkfest that presages the open Ing of congress has for the day been abandoned. Special services were held in all the larger churches and were attended by many dignitaries of the government, cabinet and dip lomatic corps. The first Thanksgiving service held in the colonies was observed by the Pilgrims on December 13, 1621. It was proclaimed by Governor Wil liam Bradford, the first executive of 'the colony. He announced that since they had just garnered abund ant harvests of grain and the cold am uai vbsls ui gitun nuu me coin - weather had sent plenty of game to their forests, a day of Thanksgiving i*hould be observed by the colonies It was not until the Revolution that Thanksgiving day became gen eral throughout the thirteen states, At that time a day of national thanksgiving was recommended by congress, and -the first Thanksgiving —,.1 ---*.—----j-----j- ' ----* ■giving as It oceurs today dates from 1864, when President Lincoln Issued proclamation ever issued 1 by a presi dent was signed by George Wash ington in 1782. The formal observation of Thanks a proclamation for setting apart the last Thursday in'November as a day ■of-national thanksgiving. Each suc ceeding president, has followed this precedent and the day has become a national holiday throughout the United States, the ■ governors of the various states and territories issu ing proclamations similar to those of the president. The custom has been attacked by secularists as a vio lation of the constitutional provi sion for the separation of church and state, as they attacked the eus tom of imprinting the motto. "In God We Trust" on the coins of the coun try. NO DEMAND FOR CURRENCY OF HOLIDAY NEEDS ARE DIS APPOINTE». --- «ECFLART0E8 WHO HOPED TO HEAP a HARVEST ON ACCOUNT NEW YORK, Nov. 28.—Yesterday being the day before a holiday, mon-' *7 brokers expeeted Ac, reap their __ _ _____ _ _____ their last harvest by selling currency, Tmt they were disappointed. x There was a large demand for currency to meet Ï»; all of the cash needed. The rate fell to A4 of 1 ■per cent, ending weight to the statement of the bankers a short time ago, when they met that the premtum would "on disappear entirely. «g ' ___ MUG APPLES FOR MONTANA t Two cars of winter apples sold la Tullaetta yesterday at the low price of S3 rente a 1..... .___ _____ -_______ __ ^ S3 cents a box establishing a new to *'k for low • apple chip «eats out o7tho r e wiston couft ?. " Lewiston count .. The fin no,;, T S Iponsible for th Urry , 18 d T h eCt > werê purchia Z , ° , 8al ® i ; They W ! re •! sed earlier in the season at Price veil 6r I", th *s***?**l a scarcity of ^, bOVe 11 a er to roartn? v« 67 compe " od the buy resp lnd hia contract. j ' e apples were purchased n 7 " y George Lovelace, who will re ^ -----wuo «... .s-| Mck them and ship them to Boze-! ma ", Mont. The apples are assorted! ^"ter varieties and are guaranteed ? P« 8 the rigid Montana inspection ^Haetta and Kendrick have shipped Bl0rp apples than nsnal this rear the - ._____1____ fpnry luaD usual mis year, hZ t?*'** th *t ot prénom years n,,, J ?5 per cent. ITALIANS IN BIG RIOT l - When Pistol Shot Was Fired Many Jumped Overboard. NEW "V ORK, Nov. 28.—One hun- i deed Italian coal shovelers, while loading the Mauretania today l>e-, i rame Involved in a riot. When a pistol shot was fired several of the ral?™ ' mra,,ea !° escai)e t,le bullets. There was much excitement but no damage done. BUSINESS UÄUUH HOW LEWISTON OBSERVE DAY HOUSES SERVICES CHURCHES— BOUNTIFUL NERS EVERYYWHERE. CLOSED — IN THE DIN Thanksgiving day in Lewiston is being observed with the usual spirit, most of the citizens* partaking of bountiful dinners either at home or as the guests of friends. Few resi dents have left the city this year, but many old residents have return-j ed home tor the holidays. The hotels **«■•»*«.**». < umcm are well filled with transients, and, Thanksgiving menus are offered to! the guests. Most of the business bouses closed large number observed the day be remaining clos night. As usual, the postofflee employes were at noon - although observed the day ] erl from morning until uanak the postofflee ei..„ cl . g,ven a holiday, although the win dows were opened for mail distribu tion betwen 9 and 10 o'clock. The land office remained closed all day. The county officials observed the day ' a " offipps hp 'ng pln8p d- Banks gavp t1,elr em Pl°ye 8 *be ««««1 holl T ,! 11s ._ rh ' 8,e " n,flf ' a day', while the schools dismissed ves-! terday for the customary two days. The football game is attracting a,, large crowd, and an excellent game! is expected. The roller rink is offer Ing a masque carnival for the amuse ment of its pntrobs Grand masque costumes will be worn by' many' skat ers and a prize is offered for the best character costume assumed and worn hv both Indies and gentlemen. To the average Lewiston resident this Thanksgiving dav Is of special nee. for at no time in the! era of prosperity baa such a bounti-i fill portion been the lot of local efti-' zens. Bumper crons at high prices have filled the ranchers' pockets. while high wages have heén paid to all branches of labor While other towns have restricted cash pa vments at banks, no fiat currency has beep! institutions and during the last month denosits have Increased in ever,, bank Viewed from anv standpoint fh Thank^giving ofTgOT shS he oh «erv«! with deep interest, for in ** '*'*** > w tin * m. uu R 1 O O A r^niF â \J ' r f| |I§" Uf /| V TOO LITHE PASSAGEWAY: 1 c * 0WMa > commm ° F ON ACCOUNT OF SEWER CON i STRUCTION GETS BUSINESS MAN INTO TROUBLE. 1 ! - : : ou U6C ^ rested by Policeman Al Langdon en a charge of resisting an officer. During the past week the sewer excavation has blocked the street in f .'°° 1 _° f _ th L ™V}, _™. 3 T. Merrick, manager of Schaeffer's' Main street meat market, was fined j $10 and costs this morning by Police Judge George Erb. Merrick was ar rester! hv Policeman Al Lnneilnn on ' ^livery wagon driver has given the department considerable trou ble by blocking the passageway. _ ,, by blocking the passageway. 1 This morning Policeman Langdon or derPd the wa * on moved E0 that K '' f ' would not obstruct the street, but Marrie* refused to allow the officer, to move the wagon. He was arrested I _______v* ______ w.k and brought before Justice Erb on ! tm charge of resisting an officer, j 'dfaifc Erb imposed a fine of $10 and I jSJJr I * _ The announcement by the govern ment that the farmers under the | Boise-Payette project would have to > ! make their own laterals has not been ! well received. Some of the home «tenders protest vigorously against tim ml* and talk of appealing to — * tl # the rule and talk of appei ; the secretary of the Interior. ; RAILROAD CHARGE Q.R.&N. WITH NEGLIGENCE: SETS PASSENGERS ; OFF AT RIPARIA AFTER THE STEAMER HAS GONE. CAUSING DELAy'aND DISTRESS. morning Ml , Texas City were of a character unfit to be offered the traveling public i and that the town was filled by idle foreigners who had been discharged ; from the railroad camps and who of The Oregon Railway and Naviga tion company is charged with gross, negligence in the handling of its! passenger business into Lewiston by Seth D. Jones, a prominent stock-j man oi the Salmon river country,!,,,. . , , . . , who was an arrival in the city this i J , . . .... . i pany with Mrs.' 1 D. W.*' Anderson* and . *• . , Mrs. Umphrey ot Clarkston, were put off of an O. R. & N. train at Riparia ; Tuesday morning after the departure of the steamer for Lewiston, and is tfie j that thej- were compelled to c.ro«s railroad bridge into Texas City the darkness. He says the accommodations in at ; ..um me rauroaa camps and who of- , fered numerous insults to the ladies. The party were enabled to board j __ _____________ route home on account of In her family. ' party another train after a wait of 11 hours at Texas City, but were com pelled to pay their fare from that city to Lewiston, around by Moscow, the railroad company refusing to honor the tickets which entitled them to passage to this city Mr. Jones explains the stances were particularly distressing to Mrs. Anderson. who was en I circum- ; sickness I a,, ! 1 ! j j ! j j ! j GREAI GAME ON GRIDIRON; LINEUP SHOWS STBENGTH IN BOTH TEAMS, AND SURPRPISES ARE PROMISED THOSE WHO ENJOY THE SPORT. Lovers of football will witness the best game of the year this afternoon, , ! when a picked citv eleven meets the 1 « . ; n,! an<1 Stat <* Normal teams. ; ^eek^aniTeach ZZZZ'* ° n Î week and each team is reported ; be the pink of Pon,ltt,on - Some j ? university stars will be in the noi^ ZZ ÏÂTS! I I it is expected that the game will be close, but no one except rank par- 1 tisans have ventured to pick the 1 winner. A large crowd of rooters has a3sembIed 38 The Evening Tel-j ,er K°e« to press, and interest is keen ' assur l n K plenty of support for, I eacn team. The lineup is as follows: j City. H. S. and N. j Evans .........o.......... Lowe Pauls......... R. G.. D. Thompson ' Guy.......... L. G ..... McCorkle . R. T. . . ........... erigier : : : : Donaldson .. i Kerns ..... Nea i 1 ® orr,s ..... ! R. Thompson Culver .... . .L. T. . . .R. E. • L. E . .Q. B. . R. H. Glmlin Garby . . . Nelson McCormick Fllckenger ... Eckert .............. ............. wsrxe Taylor, Pring. Noies. ---------- -------— — GOOD PLAY AT TEMPLE 1 - Old Favorite Laid in Scenes "Wav' » T J - H..... Cleveland ^ urse »* ....... F. B....... Philips j Substitutes. Harrington ............ Schattner Thompson ............. Clarke Taylor, Prine. Noies. Down East." _ 1 Quincy Adams Sawyer, the rural J*, T™* ° nlV t0 ' 7 " u * J* Ï"? l T reSt ' 'Way Down East" in heart Interest. occupies the boards at the Temple I theatre this evening. A husking bee! scene in which the rnr„i -«a ! scen o in which the rural color and j humor of the festivity is drawn with I the touch of aa artist. I _ ! j. ^ ldwe ] 1 Jf preparing to erect a building to be devoted entirely to | | exhibiting samples of products that i > may be successfully grown In that | section of the state. An extensive 1 display, consisting of grains and ! grasses, with numerous photographs Æ — ------------- ------- of orebarti and farm scenes, will be mad * OPEN CHANNEL ATTEXAS RAPIDS | I ! GOVERNMENT HAS ABOUT C0M ! PLETED REMOVING OBSTRUC- j TIONS AT RAPIDS BELOW RI 4 I PARIA WITH DREDGE BOAT. J. 6. Winelaud, in charge of the ! scow work ut Texas j business visitor in thel governmen rapids is : city. ..... , ,, .. . Vineland reports all features ,, lot the river improvement work to ?«e , , ,, jprogtessing very satisfactorily, and | states the channel at Texas rapids! 'V/ 'stages^wUh ®T n t a ^ Ba,i<m at ! a " sta ges within a short time. „ At ,he beginning of the season the three government scows and the gov e 'nment dredge boat Wallowa were a88 *g ,le d to this work and the one scow has remained on this detail during the summer. There now re mains but about 800 yards of rock to be removed, which will a wide and straight channel with sufficient water at all times for easy navigation. The government scows are equip provide J j j -------------- ---- - ,*. c P ed with donkey engines and cables which enable the bout to be moved to any part of the stream and by dropping the spuds the craft is held » * «-»«V- VI *0 ill. HI j in a rigid position while the steam j ------ - drills are being operated. A disastrous fire occurred in Pine, destroying the buildings and con tent8 °f the Pine Mercantile com pany and three adjoining buildings. The urigiri of the fire is unknown, The property destroyed was partly covered by insurance. j FARMERS WILL BUILD A LINE i •f WALLOWA COUNTY CITIZENS , 1 ALLA WALLA, Nov. 28. T secure-advantage of the market fa ; men and farmers in the rich \LpI Va " ey hUVe 8tarted a m «vement ; to build an electric railway from Enterprise. Ore., to connect with the proposed electric link which is being saTC Sion'^llSîiln T some ot »he most fertile agrieuUurll ; >nd timber regions of eastern Ore *on, this line will open to the busi Iless men of Walla W'alla a trade, unusual magnitude and stability. At present time the business in-' terests in the vicinity of Enterprise! are greatly hompered by inadequate! market facilities. Discouraged by I the re P eated postponement of the | constructlon of tbe promised O., R. 1 * N ' ra,Iroad . capitalists in that lo 1 ca Bty •'n»« n----- HAVE STABTFT1 «GrRgPPTP I iiAVr, oiAKlJi.iJ SUBSCRIP TIONS TO BUILD AND OPERATE , j ELECTRIC LINE TO ^WALLA WALLA 111 MTTF<5 l WALLA. 115 MILES. j - , U'AHA v, „ n* ! "A WALLA, Nov. 28. 1 o | the have decided to finance <)0 ustruction of the new road. A special to the Oregonian from Enterprise says: "There has been a movement j ------W *••••* WVVIM «4. lilW V CU1C1I I. j started here, to organize a company to build an electric railway from Walla Walla. One route favored is north about 25 miles, thence down ; Courtney canyon to the Grand ! Ronde river, and up the Little 8al- j SS?: ,J h M,^ al,a , W . ana r0ad W,U be "'' ttp " ! IÎ, Cr T.«î° th ® h ® ad ' 1 ' , . I e ' » 0 Salmon - The though"',T\ t of timber in eastern Oregon Up a ! ,,g timothy land section and develop ; the fertile Grouse and Eden coun- 1 „ ■„ , , a a Wa,,a road will be creek to near the head the fertile Grouse and Eden .tries. The Littlo Salmon will fur .: n/gjj ani pj 0 power the year around to 1 operate the road. The length of the' Phoned route from^ Enterprise^shooting. Wa » a Wolla is 115 miles r only 25 j Walla Wol ä Is 1 " mn.s , o lorepr th ' r on l y " a route from Entornrli r a' Ute rrom Enterprise to La Grande. Americans Celebrate. LONDON, Nov. 28.—An elaborate Thanksgiving dinner, with all the viands imported from Uncle Sam's country, will be indulged in by prominent American residents of the British capital this evening. dolph Mordecai. of Baltimore. be the hoet and the banquet will Ran wi 11 -------- ""** un uquel will take place at his London house. The principal feature is a chestnut fed turkey, sent over from Rhode Island by a friend of Marous Mayer. Judge Glaiser, of Boston, supplied genuine New England mince pies and the inevitable beans, while Mr. Mordecai imported terrapin and Lynn Haven oysters from his native state. Various other expatriates have contributed to the feast and the entire menu will he distinctively American, including the liquid re freshments, from California cherry Z'h', „ Zj day being observed as a holiday at the American em bassy. WILL RESUME INDIAN PAYMENT CASH DUE TO INDIANS FOA REN TAL HELD UP BECAUSE STRINGENCY WILL NOW PAID BY AGENT LIPP. Indian Agent O. H. Llpps at Fort Lapwat agency, will resume the payment of rentals to the Indian land owners within a short **— : ) the 0F BE within a which will materially financial embarrassment ------------- -------- ---------- IItIB prevailed among the Indians for the r —---- time, relieve the 1 that has The Indian rents become due early in the fall, and the payment was --- - - » IIICIH ITilO commenced a short time before the financial flurry stopped the sale of the farmers' wheat and placed -• *> .......cio wucm huh piacea n check on the farmers securing funds from the banks with which to meet ; their obligations. The payments i . will now be made in checks of small denomination, which will enable the Indians to secure their money and make their purchases of winter sup plies. Under a new rule of the Indian department, at least 4. r .o 0 f the lanq owners of the Nezperce tribe will bp permit ted to negotiate the renting of ■ ..... . ■ v4 iicKotiaie me renting or their lands independent of the In dian agency. It is the policy of the Indian department to encourage the Indians to handle their own bust- ! ness, and the advanced condition of ♦ La XT______ _______ , ... the Nezperce tribe will enable large per cent of the Indian pw u ar8 to handle their own property in the future. : I | DEATH ENDS 1 1 --| j HERE GOES NOTHING -- l Curt Ending of What is Alleged Un-!° j profitable Life , p onwoie me. ! APPLETON. Wis., Nov. 28.—"1 | have lived thirty-six Thanksgivings land never had anything to be thank ful for, so "here goes, nothing" reads ful for, so "here goes, nothing" reads a note left by Joseph Meislbin, the proprietor of Manitowoc hofèl, wffl. at 6 o'clock today blew off the top of his head with a double barreled 1 shot gun, discharging both barrels.! j „up UftBC ONE MORE ; DISCONSOLATE ---- EATH ENDS TROUBLE FOR A PROMINENT BUSINESS MAN. ; WHO MURDERS WIFE AND SUI CIDES. NEW John j ----- YORK. Nov. 28. Whitley, a leading dealer In stoves, ranges and household goods In 1 Brooklyn and vice president of the j ; ««nance Ball-Bearing Door Hanger ! «»"»pany, killed his wife with two! j P lsto > e a >'ly today as she lay S wtL th n 1 | 1 win.Wof thï'n«-*ï f* 4 T l T he °°r p the Ilo- ; W kiHlng him-jgot ! Whltley '« 60 and his wife 38. Noj ; aiot,ve for the mur der and suicide is 1 disclosed, but financial troubles are 1 , Whitley apparently tried to write coun-|---------> s «nnlsed. 1 "'hitle a note of explanation after the! On the dresser was found a bl « 0 d-stalned envelope on which j was nervously scratched: "Î cannot write.—John.' DEATH FROM PARALYSIS. Prominent Railroad Man Succumbs to Disease at His Home. M.ommTB » j NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Nov. 2S.—, Charles Bakin, general manager of the traffic department of the Nash-1 ville today as the result of a stroke Tni 7 ' ♦ T* at Zt home n ®* r Shelby ▼llle today as th eresult of a stroke of paralysis. TURKEYS LEFT FOR CHRISTMAS DEALERS AND RAISERS HOPE BY THAT TIME TO BREAK INTO SPOKANE MARKET OVER THE COMBINE. kane J Turkey raisers in the Lewiston country must keep their birds until the Christmas demand opens a mar ket for them, despite statements of Spokane dealers that they have been unable to secure shipments from lo cal points in the Inland Empire. Fred Arend of the firm of Arend Bros., Spokane dealers, stated yesterday that his firm had been compelled to ship turkeys from an Eastern mar ket, paying 19 cents a pound for the birds, besides 5 cents a pound ship ping charges. He scoffed at the idea of Lewiston supplying turkeys for the Spokane market, declaring the entire Inland Empire would be unable to supply the Thanksgiving demand in Spo Campbell of the Idaho ice and Cold Storage company stated yester day that he had been unable to sell turkeys in Spokane even when offer been unable to dispose of them in "There are more turkeys in the Lewiston country than ever before," declares Mr. Campbell, "but we have the Spokane market. Until recently we have been shipping chickens to Spokane dealers, but, for some rea son ' tliey have refused our quota I inna nf Lit a tions of late. "\Ve have been anxious to ship to the Spokane market, but the dealers there have ignored our quotations, and have shipped In Eastern cold storage birds, which have been palm ed off on the consumer at high prices. Next' year" we will be in a posi ....... wn. ue mi h posi tion t0 hp Independent'of the Spo kane tn '«L Vor we will open a brancl house ,n Spokane, where we wil 86,1 to retail dealers at jus I'rlces," concluded Mr. Campbell. Und I _____ _ . land------ — ■ d ? r those paid in Eastern markets, the Lewiston turkey growers would have cleaned up their pens. It is foollsh to state that the entire Lew fston country can not. feed Spokane n Thank8 K* vin g day. Cafload ship ments can hp madp daily and Spo- kane floof]ed w , th turkey> so tflaf th ! ' , 1 Wi,e ™ w,n Pry «uough. H Is probable that the hottom will ^ OTlt of tbp s P°k a ne market, be fo,e tbp Phr'i'tmas holidays, in which event Lewiston will set the prices for the Christmas fowls. Had Lewiston wholesalers been able to ship to Spokane at prices un 1 RUSSIANS WANT ; ifl VOLUNTEER [Believe thebe is to be a, AMERICAN JAPANESE WAI AND WANT TO AID AGAINS1 ; OID ENEMY. ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 28.—A the result of the fact that Washing ton has cabled Taft to hasten hi return home, the American embass __________ _ „ has been asked"to^"arrange an nul 1 ence with the emperor In order'th j Taft may be able to leave Decemb 4 instead of the fifth Taft's visit gives Impetus to t' stream Russians who come Americi | embassy volunteer their servie Rupi,0Red !- v for the impending Ja ; gnese-American war. The Idea h him-jgot «ch a hold on the Russian pc Ttens to 0^1» unteers. 1 _____ DEVELOPMENT OF WATERWAY! WASHINGTON. Nov. 28—The 1 ternational waterways commlssic in session here this week, is consi j «ring a plan for the development waterways looking toward the re toration of navigation not only the Mississippi river but of all oth waterways in various parts of tl country. The commission is wor ing on a preliminary report to 1 made the president.