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A Change in our Adv
The Dalles Daily Gtoonicie.
DEC. 26, 1896
Weather Forecast. -
PORTLAND, Iec. 2G, 1896.
For Eastern Orkgon Tonight and tomor
row, "rain or snow."
Kandom Observations and Local Events
of Lesser Magnitude.
ask any questions', Douglas drew a pistol
and struck Fisher a heavy blow on the
head, knocking him down and catting a
gash in the back of his head that it took
several stitches to close. As usually
happens in 6uch cases, the innocent suf
fered, Mr. Fisher having nothing to do
After doing all the damage, Douglas
discovered his mistake and ekipped over
to Washington to avoid arrest. Of
course the smart fellow who caused all
the trouble is now perfectly happy.
His mind being relieved from the heavy
County commissioners court will meet! 8train caused by evolving so stupendous
one week from next Monday, and circuit
court Fobruary 8th. ,
' Quite a number of Indians are in the
city, a little late for Christmas, but still
on hand, and apparently having a good
Circuit court will meet Monday pur
suant to adjournment, and at that time
Judge Bradshaw will decide several im
portant equity suits.
The Si Perkins Company which shows
here Monday night, will give its grand
parade with the hay-seed band between
1 and 2 o'clock of that day. Look out
Only fivo.more days of leap year, and
then seven years without a chance to
pop. Ypuni laftjes ! It is the last call
in the dinini car. far you will be the
other side'of 26 before another leap
The Chrietmas tree and exercises of
the Lutheran church held at the court
house, were well attended, the court
house being crowded and all attending
were greatly pleased. The programme
occupied an hour and a half, and con
sisted of four class-songs, ono double
quartette, several dialogues and recita
tions, and four brief orations by young
men. members of the bible class, this
latter feature being highly sgoken of
The event was only prepared for within
the past two weeks, but was a thorough
Professor Martin with his inimitable
sleight-of-hand performance and the life
like Marionettes, continues to draw
crowded bouses at the Vogt. His enter
tainment is clean and very Interesting to
old and young. Tonight bis engagement
closes, and several special features will
be introduced. Go yoursel and enjoy it
and get double pleasure out of it by tak
ing vour children and watching their
happy faces. . '
TROUBLE AT A , DANCE.
practical joke as turning out the
lights, can easily soar to the pinnacles of
bliss where, let us hone, neither the
mind nor matter containing it will be
out of reach on the annual visit of the
Caused by tlte Incandescent II Qui or of a
' Brilliant Joker.
. JUST A SMALL BOY.
Bnt He Was
Ubiquitous and Had Two
average wiry, squirming boy, with too
much nerve and - activity to be quiet,
and who had in his interior a quart or
two of pepsin and a couple of gizzards.
Mr. H. F. Davidson has had construct
ed a stamp burner made of sheet iron,
in the shape of a stove, that will likelv
revolutionize the work of clearing
ground of stumps.. The design was
brought here by Mr. Bone, when he're
turned from the Sucker state last spring.
The advantages of this stump burner,
like a bob tail flush, are all in the draw
It is said that when set round a stump
and loaded with pitch, wood and fired,
it creates a draft that can only be likened
to a cyclone. Davidson sat up with it
eight hours the other night, and after
feeding it about eight cords of pitch
pine, it drew tears to his calloused
cheek, drew blisters on a log ten feet
away, drew all the neighbors within a
radius of a mile to see it work, and be
thinks, if given full vent, it would draw
a mortgage on the farm. He first bored
a hole in the stump, and with a stick of
giant powder shattered and loosened up
the 8 tump to give the mersheen a good
start. After burning eight hours the
stamp swelled up, probably with ita
importance of being the first stump ex
perimented with, and the sheet iron
burner can't be removed till the stamp
dries out next summer. . A patent haB
been applied for, and couuty and town
ship rights will be for sale by Bone &
Davidson, proprietors. Glacier.
A. J?. & A. M. Notice.
There was a little digression at the
dance at Brown's hall last night not
down on the bill.
It seem a some one on mischief bent
turned out the lights several times
while the dances were on, until it finally
grew monotonous. Finally Cooper
Douglas, one of the musicians, got tired
of it and when the lignts went out made
a rash for the corner where the switch
is located. The ' first man he met was
James Fisher, and without pausing to
A stated 'communication, of Wasco
lodge No. 15, A. F & A. M., will be held
in Masonic hall, The Dalles, Or., on
Sunday Dec. 27th, 18S6, at 7 o'clock p
m. sharp, for the purpose of attending
divine service. " Ail master Maeons in
good standing are requested to be pres
ent. By order of W. M.
, F. A Abernethy, Secy. -A.
F. & A. M.. Special Notice.
A special communication of Wasco
Lodge, No. 15, A. F. & A. M. will be
held in Masonic ball, The Dalles, Or.,
on Monday evenining Dec. 28, 1896, at
7 o'clock p. m. Business, installation of
officers. All members are requested to
be present. By order of W. M.
d26-2t v , F. A; Abbbnetht, Secretary.
at noon at
i Hot clam broth every
The numberless things a small boy can
do in the course of an hour, each without
premeditation or object, is simply as
tonishing; but it is no more so than the
number of things he can devour in the
same time. Going down' on the boat to
Hood River Christmas'naorning our at
tention was attracted by the vigorous
and maggoty., movements of a youth
about 10 years old. The boy was on his
war to Mosier to spend Christmas and
make the day one joyous carnival for
some family. .
Previous to the boat leaving the wharf
he seemed to have general supervision
of boat, cargo and passengers. He was
from one deck to the other not less than
a dozen times in as many minutes. He
read the marks on the freight and asked
passengers their names gave out a won
derful amount of information as to the
boat's movements, and ' was generally
busy. After the bolt started the field of
his labors became more circnmecribed.
He remained inside most of the time,
because it was too cold to holy-stone the
hurricane deck or slush the main mast.
He was .abundantly supplied with
Christmas cheer suitable for one of his
age. As soon as the boat pulled out he
procured a bundle pT licorice sticks a
foot long and commenced to absorb one
of them. As he chewed at Sue end of
the stick he took down allthe folding
stools piled in the lorwara cabin, then
he piled four or five of JLhem on one and
sat down on tha aggregation That only
satisfied him for a moment, and he
placed three of themon the deck built
op in the cabin over tbe hpiler and
tried that for . a yoed. . Then from tbe
fathomless depth of his pocket he pro
duced a mosauito bar fuli of 'candy,
which he soon placed where it would do
tbe moat good, climbing on top of the
pile of stools-to do so, and aril the time
he kept np a running fireof small talk,
disseminating- eomefeally wonderful
information. - After the candy two ap
ples followed on the program, that
dropped into his system and' were lost.
Then followed three feefr-of licorice and
another apple, and a afie surrounded the
latter be told us, ipsetrict confidence, he
was . going to eat Christmas dinner at
Mosier, and expressed the wish that it
"was ready now." He settled the set
plea and other truck by climbing tbe
hog-chains and getting a fall on bis head
that must have mode him see Santa
Cl.aus, for he got urj smiling and came
over to ua to expatiate on ine magnin
cence of the Christmas tree be saw the
As he left tbe foot plank at Mosier he
ducked bis head in the sand bar, and
throwing up ma neeis. went over like a
streak and came down full length on his
back. Then he sat up, and as the turn
of the boat shut him out from our range
of vision, he had dug up another apple
from the - mysterious recesses of bis
clothes and was stowing it away in bis
hold, as though he had experienced
famine. And yet he waB only just an
Christmas Eve was observed by most
of tbe churches, by having the usual
Christmas trees with their wonderful
fruit, and the exercise appropriate to tbe
occasion. The Methodist, church had
two trees and a jolly old santa claus
with a pack full of toys on bis back.
The Congregational church was crowded
witb little folks and their parents each
happier than the other, all participating
in the presents plucked from ' the
generous boughs. At the Christian
church there were appropriate exercises,
but no tree. The Sisters had a very
handsome tree and some verv beautiful
exercises, and among other things, a
big, generous santa -claus. Christmas
night the Lutheran church and the Sal
vation army had their exercises, the
latter having a Christmas stocking in
stead of a tree. There were candy, nutB
and apples galore, and something for
every little one, besides more substan
tial, if not so filling, other things. The
Episcopal church has its Christmas exer
cises Monday, somewhat late to be sure,
yet certain to be enjoyed by the young
sters who have capacity for a Christmas
tree every night in the year.
St. Paul's Cbnccb.
jy ST RECEIVED at
MAYS & CROWE.
Program for Sunday evening, Dec.
27tb, Festival ot St, John the Evan
Anthem by Choir, "Arise, Shine for Thy
Light Has Come," Isaiah Lx:l, 2, 3 : -
, Sir G.J. Etoy
Gloria in Excelsis, Ko. 451 Old Chant
Magnificent, No. 67 .'. Hymnal
Nunc Dimittls, Ko. 108 Hymnal
Anthem by Choir, "Glory to God in the
Highest," Luke ii:14, Isaiah ix:6, 2; iii:9
Hymn No. 58. . Hymnal
Sermon, "The life and Character of , t. John
Hymn No. 174 i Hymnal
Offertory by Choir, "Herein is Love"
The Doxology Old Hundred
Hymn No. 408 Hymnal
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