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' IßmCDES MD «CTS OF KINHSS CBuistmas Trees Predominate in Many Homes—Inmates of the State Penitentiary Mot Forgotten--One Prisoner Pardoned —Salvation Army and Other Organizations Remember the Poor. . Boise today paeaed the most Joyous | Christmas in its history. A „Christmas of plenty, a Christmas of giving and Christmas on which most of the khaki-I clad boys, w ho a year ago were absent ( in far-off lands, are united with their j familics and fcnjoying ^th them the blessings of a land of peace and pros* j PSflty. Christmas eve marked the opening of the festivities in Boise. The arched doors of the churches swung ©lien and bad« tho multitudes welcome. The Yuletide season was ushered in with tho Ringing of sacred songs and pralao service». At practically very church, last night or today, gifts were laid on the altar for the suffering, «Ick and distressed and in hundreds of homes Christmas was made more joyous be cause of these donations. * Not only In Boise, where few cases of sickness and suffering ejeist, but In far-away Syria, wnere suffering is ex treme and thousands lay down their Uvea daily for jvant of food, was the • band of charity extended and liberal «•ash donations were made in almost., every church for the near cast relief for which such a heart rendered an eloquent appeal was made. MANY CHRISTMAS TREES. The fires in the lien ribs burned bright Christmas eve in hundreds of Boise homes. Christmas trees with the colored lights an«l loads of presents shone In radiant spondor through the •windows and the fairs of happy chil dren bespoke the real joys ol the Y*ule tide season. SPECIAL SERVICES. At the First Methodist church. Dr W. TV. Van Dusen, presiding pastor. In commenting upon the unusual gins by the children for the poor of the bomniunity, «aid;, "In nil my experi ence 1 have never setm ihn Christmas spirit so. beautiful I y manifested a 1' has been this year iu extending assist ance to the poov of the community." The servie«*« consisted ot st^rcoptiron views of the mission fields, where j missionaries wire leaching the story of Christ to children und their work; among the sl«*k und suffering. Treats were given n 1 ! lhe <*h11dr«ii an«l the al tar was blinked high will» gifts for ( the needy brought by children of tho ! Sunday school in the spirit taught them, 'That it is more blessed to give! than to receive." The lit «t I'roxbytcrlan < huivh was nglow' with ligh j dealt with the "Christmas Land." »to* j idea being toki to the childnn of Lha beauties of the first Christnr^- which marked the birth of the Christ child Music, readings amt prr features of the servh «*. An offering for the Syrian relief fund was taken rind $52.52 was raised. Tho offering lagt Sunday for the same fund amount ed to $K2.3<V Ikmatioiis nf food Christmas dinners were glv« n were distributed today by the Asm ted charities. GIFTS DISTRIBUTED. ibj ! A "G, IVing Gl irisi m;»»'' ft* a i progran i al t lie • SllOIMl rn* church In Sont h Rois«*. M recital!« HIN WPIl* gl\«'ii by ni«* Of the bi hool h nd llu* lo rgi* of gifts lirouglu by 1 hrt.n 1 for and h indent h quantity of the community were distributed by the deacon» of tho church, who used an auto truck In making tiie distrbu tlons. Two large family dinners, cou slatlng of all tho delicacies of the «ca non boHlcb s b rubs tan tir I substance i •wer« provided, tu« dinners being lire- i pared b>' tho Westminster the Christian Endeavor society. The j choir of the church this morning vis lied the homes of the sick and sang Christmas songs AT ST. LUKE'S. Following tlie < iistoni inaugurated J years ago by tho lit«- Rt. Rev. James B Funs ten, bishop of Idaho, the great pine tree which stands at the entrance t »r St. Luke's hospital was ablu/.e with irt her j for undjday. ciu- j | 111 «* rhtn , tild and •lock the full thedrul sypy halls, which by the IN ACTIVE, t timo-lumoped Arntt of Holse ty l.oxes Wetl ,vere taken tills on I a i net! chick •cs other rnca ls, ry to ftirnhh a , well,IIa to In rest id tho week, task and a long i , i , i colored electric Urins on Christmas eve. U was a cheerio« sight which be spoke the Christ ms- . -1 sot i to all vis itors. The corridor of the InispHal were hung with holly. <' Chrtatmas bells. At ■> o choir of St. Michael's ■ Christina» carols 1" the ware thoroughly enjoye, Ü<n 8AI-VATION ARMY In accordance with Us custom.' the Salvation distributed 100 Christmas I nesday. and three more wen morning, ccmpletln« lhe list. 11 dred and three homes will Hins gratefully happy today I hut uHiero would have missed the cheer "hlcl wanted everywhere on Christmas day of all days. The boxes e ens, and in some Inetam and all that Is neceasa good chicken dlnn auro a laden table It was an nil-day task i day for the workers of the army, g" V m am GREEN ^GRIFFIN CO. F The Busy Jewelers in«: to all the««.' hundred homes. Some ; of them entailed rather muddy trnv- j ajeling. And many were ihe touching scenes enacted when some family : group w hose most regular caller has i been misfortune greeted Santa Claus j in the uniform of the H. A. Aiioth'*r' distribution was that of L'ÛO boxes con tdining candy, sailed peanuts, chewing gum and mints, to the inmates of tlie|u state penitentiary, each of whom gratefully received this evidence if th** universality of Christmas spirit. The Salvation Army's Christmas tree for the children will be brightly adorned h nd burdened with good thing*! . „ ..I * 1 .». I...U €, t Cl r XUIm tlvml 1 nn<l j ( ! to cot, at tlic hall tif 617 Main si Till« essential part t*f tho army's holl day program will be ready for tie o ungsters Friday evening. T1 I will in' welcomed by the hundred. ar»1 j after appropriate music «n.d exercises each child will receive candy, apples and oranges. Through th«' nssistance of the Good Fellows and the helpful cooperation «if many friends, the army ha« been able to oarrv out its program In good shape. members of the corps will pend G hr Istmae day with their own families. PRISONER PARDONED. Freedom on Christina» eve was the gift 1 o Thomas Sa me el son from Judge G. P. McCarthy. Convicted of the theft ot 04) au tool obi Ip and senteiu-Cd i o po days In the county jail. Samuel - son was soon after removed to the Ada county hospital because of having tu ben uiofds. He was released and given a new «ult of clothes and with wishes of a "Merry Gliriktin ts," was permitted to return io hl» family. The inmates of the county hospital were all provided with « fine Christ mas dinner, nnd* treats of the kind «vC things they desire«!- The table was dec orated with flower» which vyero grown it the county farm by Mr. and Mrs. Johnston. WELCOME THAW NOTED IN WEATHER SUMMARY Idaho Livestock Through Cold Spell in Good Shaae. Say* Obicrvcr in Weekly Report. ldliho li\ « or «luring hough Its j A welcome modéra <i did not greatly suf-i •cent cold «pell, even crity was unprecedented. incov« vltli r • ( I til«« »1111 1 1 lev of last, r « uudltio summon i i'ge i ,j i NV j n pr no( | supply .......... J |j|ruUfcrIl winds an«l » oud lower slopes which had be«m crusted under, while the snow in the j mountains was pack**«!. This Is part of v«ck\s remarkable ontrttfied In tin? of Clinton K. Nor f ihe Bolso weather biuuau. IJis report, issued Wednes undjday. was as follows: j The foi« 4 >»rt of the week was dechl | cdL «add, but there followed a period \>f inihicr .weather, whi«h enuoed the sm.w in the lower vnljeys and on ex , puvnd chipes t«» begin to mell «lowly. ".VlouiUain aticams showed an iu cr ased How. Rain tell on one day In tin western counties, which helped i»Mck the snow solidly In the moun tains. Then- wan an abuniiunco of cira I sunny days. "The only farm work possible con-1 slsted of rout Im» chores ami care *>f stock. There, was a little activity in the forest «listrict», whèro ranchers ut fuel, and In harvest is on, with! Une quality being busy Betting ttnas county It ured. "Civeatock properly cared for and with plenty of feed stood thu severe titer in good shape and Is coming the vinler in satisfactory i I'ontlition. '1 'ho »n«»\v « •ouipletel.v cov-! , .1« »II | «uvt urea and other forag«* i xnnmd. Th iH coixlition, roupied with a period « if extreme « « il«i. greatly in-' , ITOUHOCi 11: ip < on»uinpl io 11 of hay. There! i.iv- sça 1 1 « Te«l I local U 1 «*h where Nhortag«' ..f !«'«•« 1 lm i8 1« eft «took 1. i poor Gofiditlon i i<» withsü mil «•old. and in Buch place» »here !h b on 11 i«l t«j ht* bn ffering and loss of stoi-k. "HohiIm a n > in var. \ Ing condition. Long »tu toil «•s of ihi r main traveled high wsj y» nr «: heavily Iced and very j «lippco ; Sid e road« a re slowly being worji to 1 'air ly paasabli ■ condition; in ill«* high«* r «•• juntiy the milder weather is wofteni UK the »now. allowing void Ik» In lhe Pulled H through and making II ries P «oing difficult.' .»♦ ----- For preparation or bodies for ship ment, MeBratney ,v Company, iieetpe einbalmets, gnarantee their prices rea sonable and their work the best. Adv. tr Phone 324 for Overland four closed cars.-r-Adv. if edible tur 1UÏÏMK5IM coma Powers of Determination as to Transfer or Amount to Be Given Land Lie in Reclama tion Department. J The Idaho utilities i uninii»«ion lmn i no jurisdiction over the determination 1 ,,f water rights. either as to their trails r**r or as to the amount of water that shall ho apportioned land within a project. This was tlie Uncling of tho comtnis don Wednesday afternoon in. the case ,,f the Mountain Home Water I'sers j'roLectivi* association vs. the Mountain oni0 'cooperative Irrigation coni ,, an y. an action to restrain the corn pan y from selling any water additional to that already sold to 5250 acres within tho project, the Water Users' humoclatton holding that there is not. enough water for any more than that mount of land Questions Much as those raised in' the complaint lie within the Jurisdiction department of reclamation the. utllitffc» commission held The findings of the commission were J as follows; FINDINGS. "J. That under the laws of the state 1 nf Idaho. Hi«* determination of the! number of woher right», units or j shares nf water which may he sold in irrigation works, and the amount of i water per acre required for the proper irrigation «>f such lauds, is the duty of Lhe department of reclamation. sp< - ith'ully mad*« ho by statute and not I made n «luty of the public utilities j commission. That the issuance of a ccrtlfl-l « it«' of authority to Bell water lights in an irrigation company is a duty of tlm reclamation department. sp«*olflcal - ■ ly made so by statute, and that such r» certificate, when issued, is not a matter which the commission can con trol or review. "J. That the determination of water rights or the extent of such rights is not a proper function of the commis sion. "It is therefore ordered that the com tdaiiTt. herein he and the same is here by dismissed." DISTRICT COURT. Aha Viola Robert» has filed action for «livorce from William S. Roberts whom : he charge«! with adultery. The couple were married at Fort Morgan, Golo.. March S, 1907. an«1 lmvo four children of whom the plaintiff ask« cus tody mid seek» a reasonable amount of alimony for their maintenance. i I ; ! j Thi* snow doeanft koep nvcrland >«»d cars from running.— Adv. V. ?4. sheepherder" uses KNIFE SLASHING FELLOW WORKER (Capital Nows Special Service) I'aycUi*. Hoc. 25. - G. Weeks, an em ploye of (lie Clinton Sheep company, was slashed across the abdomen Wed nesday moi'iilne by LcRoy 1'halen. a sheepherder in the employ of the same company, and is now lying lit a critical condition ill a hospital at 1'ayoUc. I'halen is under arrest, having been captured by lieputy Sheriff Alln'ocht 1 if Payette county, late Wednesday ! afternoon at the Nesblt ranch, seven I miles from the scene of the fight in I which he. wielded the knife. Jle at first ' refused to flirrender to I lie officer but j j I j ( j LIBERTY BONDS We Buy and Sell All Issues Hlgh,,t Marks* Pries* Paid We remit ror Bonds the day re calved. 8etul your Bouda to ua by ltcjiaierad Mali. High A Frltchman Ce. Pth A Main ftt*. Bois«. Idah* T*&T B ITH the heartiest greet ings of this Christmas Season and the Best Wishes for a bigger and brighter New Year. IPAHO HARDWARE A PLUMBING CO., LTD. Corner Eighth |in<t -Main Sts. BUSS« NATIVE I ERB TABLETS Li»«rk in the mirror ana mne inc condi tion of your skin. Is tu spotty, cov ered with pimples, or wrilow? If you desire a fine healthy skin, a dear com plexion snfl n bright eye, you must keep your blood in good condition. Take Bliss Native Herb Tablets, and you will experience a general improve ment in your health. They remove the causé of pimples, bad breath, heart burn. indigestion and constipation. They act gently, hut effectively on the 11 vor. kidneys and bowels, cleanse the system, purify the blood, ami restore healthy, vigorous action. Put up In two slr.es, fiOc and $1.00. Get JJu genuine, and look for our trade mark an« I money back guaran tee on e\ery l»ox. I Bohl by leading druggists and local agents everywhere. Made by Alonzo O. Bliss Co., Washington, T>. C. me @ after four shots were taken at him he allot hiB arms heavenward, was hand cuffed arid taken to Payette. The Clinton ranch, where tlie fight and cutting occurred, is located in Gem county, not far from Let ha. 3'hak»n has been turned over to the sheriff of Gem county and is now in jail at Em mett. CnristmasQroötii A nd a prosperous and health • fill Nineteen Twenty is the heartiest wishes of TILLOTSON b OurCustomers cmcfi « Customers to he ; A Mem \nstm flSÎÎTi A nd at this joyous time we ex tend our many wishes for a bountiful Nineteen Twenty. MBRŒ-WRITN&r &„rr(Wik Nfcu'cÿSf MERIT/ XMAS" A nd accept our best wishes for a successful 1920 T. Laughlin Artur «wry»™«. It may trnly be all t*at oon»tt*a tlon 1a I He father of many l»*. It weuM meat Itkety Iff a bt* emyrtae to yon to know how many AltatMS Mtv* tholr origin with cmmtlpat»««. The howele ere the eeworm«re eyatem of the body Htnl when c|o**e<J there I» cer tain to hr trou tile iwoner or later, it you would enjoy good health make It an invariable rule to have your bowel» move once each day whether there ia an inclination or not. 1« you adopt the right aort ot a diet, one Suited to your age and occupation and take plenty of outdoor exercise, no medicine will be required. Medicine ia for the olck and for la r.y people who are not wMInc io walk four or five mile« a day as they xhould. When a medicine ia reenlred you will find Chamberlain's Tablet* are excellent, easy to take and mild and gentle in effect.—Adv. Let ue mount your head and tan your hide, make up tha ladles' fora robes, .ruB«, etc. T.imbert, tho Taxi dermist. Bnlee.—Adv. if you see it in a KruU Ad it's True ax . inmiM TO OUR MANY FRIENDS SELLERS CHINA SHOP SELLERS BARGAIN BASEMENT Boise 824 Main ^illlilllllllllllllUIIHIHItllHItltllllllilHtllllHHnilliHII Special Attraction as THE = MELODYLAND -JAZZ BAND You'yb Heard of 'lm DANCELAND ONE NIQHT ONLY Monday» December 29 Admltsion: Qentlemeh, tto; Lad lac Free. Free Dancing t:30 Till 000 THEN 10C DAN0E t ememecmtm00CMmmcMmtimtiÊi0eemm/imiemteeeêeemÊeÊÊt Ylilo -TîcIcl^ With our compliments of the season and best wishes for the future. ße/an&STmnsü&jlSa «WMMVMMMMAMMlAMMAMMMMftAMMMAMMAMIMMMMMlIMMNM inimmmiiHU'j To our many patrons we wish a Merry Christmas and Pros perous New Year. Chêsapeake Café Goodyear Shoe SI Pacifie Hotal Bldg., 205 N. Sth St. Where skilled workmen, seeking permanent custom« deserve Ihem by honest work ana. courteous, treat!»« MAIL ORDER BUBINKSS OUR SRICIALTV. MRS. il. C. M CLLÛ. Prop.