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EVOLVTION OF HOLIDAYS.
The change in the attitude of the
different parts of the country to the
Fourth of July, Thanksgiving day
and Christmas is an interesting sub
ject in social and political evolution.
It is apparent that the celebration of
Thanksgiving day this year was more
general than it ever was before in all
the country's history. It was ob
served in the South as well as the
North, in the West as well as the
East. In the beginning, of course,
this was an exclusively New Eng
land festival. For many years, in
deed, after Gov. Bradford's time, it
was confined to Massachusetts. Then
the observance began to extend over
the rest of the New England colonies,
and even the Dutch governors of
New Netherland occasionally took
notice of the day. Gradually it ex
tended to the middle colonies, but it
gained no foothold in the Southern
states until about the close of the
second half of this century, and even
then it was observed in only a few of
those states, and not in a general or
hearty way in any of them. Ever
since 1789, in the first century of the
government, when Washington rec
ommended a day of thanksgiving for
the adoption of the constitution,
presidents have from time to lime
urged the observance of the day, and
ever since Lincoln's proclamation of
1863 the presidential recommenda
tion has been made annually,' sup
plemented by proclamations by some
of the governors of the states, as now.
Only in recent years, however, has it
been recognized in all of the states,
and not until 1808 was it observed in
all of them in any general or ardent
As a social festival there was also
an element of sectionalism about
Christmas for many j-ears in the
United States. The observance of
Christmas was comparatively un
known in New England outside of
the Catholic and Episcopal churches
until a comparatively recent time.
Christmas was as slow in getting
recognition in the New England
states as Thanksgiving was in the
South. The opposition to it in New
England was stronger than was that
to Thanksgiving day inthe South,
for it had to overcome a deep-seated
and persistent Puritan prejudice. It
triumphed eventually, however, as
the Fourth of July has done in the
South in the past few jears. The
observance of Independence day was
never quite so general in the South
as it was in the North, and for a good
many years after the war of secession
the day virtually passed out of recog
nition in the Southern states. The
reason for this was the same as was
that for the non recognition of
Thanksgiving in the CO? and 70s in
the old confederate states. Each,
for the time, assumed the aspect of a
purely Northern holiday. The ob
servance of each, particularly that ot
the Fourth of July, was general in
the Northern stales; and consequent
ly neither commended itself to the
majority of the people below Mason
and Dixon's line. But the fact that
the South had as great a share as the
Noith in the events which placed
July 4th out of the roll of common
days gradually regained it recogni
tion in the former section, though not
until 1898 was its observance in that
locality spontaneous and extended.
The extension 'in the observance of
these holidays is an expression of the
growth of the United States in politi
cal and social uiiitj'. At the present
day for the first time in all its history
there is an actual obliteration of all
locality lines. The greatest obstruc
tion which the political separatists
bad to creating a healthy spirit of
Americanism in the thirteen colonies
in the years between the passage of
the stamp act in 1765 and the battle
of Lexington in 1775 were the
mutual jealousies and prejudices of
these settlements. Though contigu
ous, their only semblance of identity
of interest and aspiration was in
their allegiance to the British crown.
Nothing short of the pressure of
actual war could induce them to drop
their petty particularism and unite
for the common defense. Even New
England, where the differences in
origin and interests of the colonies
were smaller than in any other local
ity, an approach to harmony in politi
cal affairs was preserved for only
short periods of - time. After the
revolution ended and the outside
pressure was removed, the discord
between the thirteen newty liberated
states threatened disunion and
ararchy. There was a gradual growth
n solidarity from the adoption of
the constitution onward. This was
temporarily interrupted by the war of
secession, but it was hastened and
completed by the Spanish conflict,
and in 1898 for the first time in the
country's history locality lines have
ceased to mark political entities and
the designations North, West, South,
and East have become mere geo
When you ask for De Witt's Witeh
Hazel Salve don't accept a counterfit or
imitation. There are more cases of
piles being cured bylh'19 thin all others
Depart time schedule. Arrivb
Foil J- kom Dalles. From.
Fast Salt Lake, Denver, Ft. Fat
Wail Worth, Omaha, Kan- Mail.
11:50 p.m. sas City, St. Louis, 3:10 a.m.
Chicago and East.
Spokane Walla Walla, Spokane, Spokane
Flyer Minneapolis. St. Paul, Flyer.
5:30 p.m. D u 1 u t h, Milwaukee, 6:50 a.m.
Chicago and East.
8 p. m. From Portland. 4 p. m.
v Ocean Steamships.
All Sailing dates subject
For San Francisco
Nov. 28, Dec. 3, . 13,
18, 23, 28, Jan. 2, 7.
8 p. m. 4 p. m.
Ex. Sunday Columbia Rv. Steamers. Ex.buudaj
To Astoria and Way
10 p.m. i
6 a.m. Willamette River. 4:30 p.m.
Ex.Kunday Oregon City, Newberg, Ex.eunday
Salem Ss Way Land's.
7 a. m, Willamette and Yam- 3:30 p. m.
Tues.'lhiir. bill Rivers. Mon., Wed.,
and SBt. Oregon Citjfc Dayton, and Fri.
6 a. m. Willamette River. 4:30 p. m.
Tuc.Thur, Portland to Corvallis, Tue., rhur
and Sat. and Way-Landings. and Sat.
Lv Riparia Snake Eiver. Lewiston.
daily Riparia to Lewiston.- daily
For full particulars call on O. R. & N. Co.'s
agent The Dalles, or address
W. H. HUKLBNRT,
Gen.. Pas. Agt., Portland, Or
Tie Dalles. Portlani ani Astoria
sirs. Regulator Dalles City
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER LINE
The Dalles, Hood River, Cascade Locks and Port
land daily, hunday. .
Are von going
DOWN THE VALLEY
ON TO '
If so, save money and enjoy a beautiful trip on
the Columbia. The wet-boand train arrives at
The Dalles in ample time for passengers to take
the steamer, arriving in Portland in time for the
outgoing Southern and Northern trains; East
bound passengers arriving in The Dales in time
to take the East-bound train.
For further information apply to
J. N. HARNEY. Agent,
Oak Street Dock. Portland, Oregon,
Or W C. ALLAWAY, Gen. Agt.,
The Dalles. Oregoa
HALF PRICES IN OTHER STORES, AND HALF AGAIN, will not come rap to our prices
for the same quality of goods. Our lines comprise Men's and Boys' Ware, as we are manufac
turers of Clothing. We haven't any bargains to offer you in Ladies' Ware, as this is not our line;
"but if you are in need of Men's Clothing, Boys' Clothing, Underwear for Men and Boys, Hats, Blan
kets, etc., we can show you a better line than has ever been shown here in The Dalles, and our prices
have never been equalled. Remember that we will stay here but a few days longer. Money on in
terest is no comparison, compared to what you can make by buying your outfits from us during our
stay in your city. A call is all we ask, and you will be convinced that we do sell better goods for .
less moEey than has ever been offered for in this city. , .
Boys' Suits, sizes from 12 to 19; handsomely finished, long pants; OUT price $3.50
All Wool Boys' Suits, all sizes from 4 to 14; large reefer collars; OUr price $1.25
Men's Cassimere All Wool Suits, all sizes .$5.50
Men's Tweed Cheviot Suits, all sizes $4.50
Men's Cheviot Dark Blue Silk Stripe, all sizes $5.50
Men's Handsome Clay Worsted Suits, latest styles imported goods $10.00
Men's Blue and Black Beaver Overcoats, satin and worsted lined $6.50
Men's Handsome Kersey Overcoat, all silk lined .. . $10.00
All other goods in proportion, and if our goods are not better, and have lower prices on them,
than elsewhere in this city, we do not ask you to buy them.
Money refunded as cheerfully as received if our goods do not suit for the price.
WE INVITE COUNTRY . MERCHANTS AND PEDDLERS to call and inspect our goods, and
we will guarantee to save them money by buying from usA
All mail orders prompt! y attended to. We prepay all express charges on goods if not satisfactory, and
money refunded. Remember the name and place,
No. 166 Second Street,
W. A. Johnston's Old Stand, - THE
The importance of having pre?crip
Mods filled with drags of absolute and
undoubted freshness impels us to urge
you to allow us to do the compounding.
The benefits accruing to the sick will
be greater, the cure speedier and the
cost to those paying the bills less. There
is no possibility of mistakes in our pre
M. Z. DONNELL
New ideas in Wall Paper here. Sucb
wide variety as we are showing never be
fore graced a single stock. - Heal imita
tion creton effects at ordinary prices.
Good papers at cheap paper prices.
Elegant designs, tasteful colorings, yours
for a small price, at our store on Third
street. Also a fall line of house paints.
D. W. VAUSE, Third St.
You well know that a good drug sign
is the patronage which is bestowed on
the store. It is the purity of the goods
bandied and the manner of doing busi
ness that makes and keeps this business.
We are pleased with the result of our ef
forts to supply the best drugs at the
best price. We are particular about the
compounding of them.
I have re-opened this well-known Bakery,
and am now prepared to supply every
body with Bread, Pies and Cakes. Also
all kinds of Staple and Fancy Grocer es.
GEORGE RUCH, Pioneer Grocer.
War or No war
You will always have the benefit
of Low Prices at
flydrouj feller's ?afe.
Ice Cream, Ice Cream Soda, Candies, Fruits, Nuts and.
Oysters in any style.
C. J. STTJBLillG
175 Seconi Street. THE DALLES.
$6.50 PER TON
For car load lots call on
E. KURTZ, Agent,
Tel. 38. . The Dalles, Or.
Wholesale and Retail
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Agency for the Greatest American Liquor
Yellowstone Sour i stf Whiskey.
WHISKEY from $2.75 to $6.00 per gallon. (4 to 15 years old.)
IMPORTED 00GNA0 from $7.00 to $12.00 per gallon. (11 to 20 years old.
AL II0BBIA EBAKBIES from $3.25 to $6.00 per gallon. (4 to 11 yfcare old.)
ONLY THE PUREST LIQUORS SOLD.
HOP GOLD BEER on draught, and Val Blatz and Hop Gold Beer in bottles.
Imported Alo and Porter. .
JOBBERS IN IMPORTED and