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THE. NEW NOBTHWES
EST, THUBSDAY, E
DECEMBER 22, 1881.
the house we are now visiting being no exception.
Here mar be seen every trldence of thrift, enter
prise ana prosperity.' Shoe of every description,
whether, of cloth, kid, Kin, calf or pebble goat;
slippers In cloth,, carpet, kid. satin or Morocco ;
.- . boots In calf, kip, cowhide, rubber, patent leather
., or alligator's hide ; children!! boots and shoes In
every style and quality r shoes with buttons, shoes
with laces, shoes with elastics?: shoe that lace or
button from the Inside, the outside, or the Instep;
shoes with common-sense heels and shoes with
, , beefs ridiculously high; shoes with swelled heels,
and shoes with beel-tlp scarcely broader than a
dime, are among the staple ana fancy com mod 1
- " ties this house has to offer.
As there' is nothing in which a purchaser Is
more easily cheated than In shoe leather, so there
; - Is no merchant that should be more reliable than
; ' the boot and shoe dealer, and Uray A Hons meet
' this requirement. The resident abroad, when or
dering shoes, should be careful to send the exact
measure of the foot, as well as the number usually
worn, and should state the kind and quality re-
Siired, lace or button, with beeU high or low, and
e probable expense. This will enable the dealer
to Judge fairly and select Judiciously. All such
order sent to Gray & Hons will Insure satisfactory
rturn. . -n.
' ' . ; ABKLL, THB PHOTOGRAPHER. '
' The elegant photographic gallery of F. G. Abell,
iiewwaaa, xhoi.' joT'tna io rirsi lixeei, is ine attraction now.
' Upright show-case at the foot ol the stair lead
the way, filled with life-like reproductions of the
"human face divine," and revealing the exquis
itely moulded formsof beauty, grace, wit and
wisdom that have patronized him in the past,
thus exhibiting their good Judgraent.ln the select
tlon of a first-class artist to catch the sun's paw
ing Imprints In a camera and hold them fast till
they are made Jndellble upon paper card forever
more. In the hall are .other and larger show
cases, each exhibiting new revelatlonsof the
artist' skill and further tempting the beholder to
-secure an equally faithful imprint of his own
Image. Ascending the stairs, and not I nr the In
vitation on the glass door that bids us enter, we
pause for a moment amid the waiting throng that
I ahead of a on the list, and then turn to the
picture on the walla and behold exquisite faces In
water colors, so real that you can almost fancy
.that you both see and hear them breathe. You
.... think involuntarily of home sunny-haired favorite,
and Inwardly resolve to catch-It hadow," lest
the Icy hand of death may wrest It from your
Saze. You know that life wlUxhaDge Jt ILJeaXb
oesn't, and almost before you stop to reflect you
make an engagement that will Insure you a last
ing picture of the little one whom you love so
dearly. That panel picture exactly suits your
own style and figure and would make the most
appropriate possible holiday present to somebody
If reproduced In your own Image. Boudoirs are
prime favorite with young people of both.sexe ;
cabinets are always In demand: card are cheap;
large plalu photograpb-B-be had 1lfe-.slze If
you prefer them; crayons are fine and expressive,
and ltembrandt are Just lovely. Many who read
J. these page will remember Instances wherein the
heart of bereaved survivor have been hopelessly
wrung because of the unexpected death of some
dear devoted friend or relative, of whom no pic-'
ture that could not die had been secured while yet
the life, blood coursed through the blooming
cheeks or lighted up. the eyes that .-beamed with
raditnce never to be forgotten, j -jr qiyy
my eauy'e picture I" I a the hopeless cry qi many
-svbereaved motherrwbo perhap Trom an unwise
motive of economy neglected from day to day and
month to month to secure It unfading Image.
A tut am th nnffln M clofJnrvf upon f death-
robed form and khejvtorna beretOo.JbeEJoUtarx
IfcboJe," how many 'a more thoughtful mother has
feasted Jber eyes and. heart lu melancholy satisfac
tion upon the sun-painted Image of her departed
darling,. Inspiring anew her ercf "abiding bone
that In the Hummer Land she. shall again behold
her treasure arrayed In robes of immortality, Its
features lighted by a new existence that no death
angel can despoil. ; '
If we are earnest In this matter, It I be
cause of It deep Importance. Thousand who
read this statement will be Impressed by It;
and If the Impression shall be strong enough
to Induce prompt action In securing the vis
age of the little onesjour earnest words shall
not have been written In vain. This admonition
applies equally well to adults, who are often ex
ceedingly careless In securing unfading represen
tations of themselves. If you are anywhere In
reach of Abell's, go and see him for your loved
one' sake. He will take as much pains to get a
good picture of a day laborer as of a railroad mag
nate, and of a baby aa a President of the United
States. If you don't believe It, try him aud see.
' MRS. WE8Ta MILLINERY.
, We are tbrougtmorallilng about pictures now,
and so retrace our steps till we reach No. 27
-Washington street, and entering, find ourself
within the elegant millinery emporium of Mrs.
: A. K. West. : This lady 1 one of the most tasteful
jind.popUlar mllllnere In the cityral way pleasant
and obliging, and able to tell at a glance the exact
hade, style and make-up that will best suit her
, Among the Immense varlctlesTfrom which choice
may be made are the broad-brimmed Pompadour
and Devonshire hate, In exquisite shades of plush
and felt, beside them the Jaunty and popular tur
bans, made of plush and trimmed with peacock
feather, finished by real bird: Dark green and
golden black cock's plume, are also exhibited,
and form an elegant trimming for many popular
shapes. BtylUh poke bonnets In plush, satin,
Ilk and velvet, trimmed In ostrich plume of
rarest beauty, and flnlshed-wltk tie of mingled
'plush and satin ribbons; bonnet In Jet plume
and Jetted laces, also finished with bows and ties
of rare and beautiful. ribbons; rare, flowers, aa
faithful to nature as to excite thetdea of redolence;
cashmere and Jet passamenterle, and ornaments
and novelties of every description, form the attrac
tion that place Mrs. West In the foremost rank
of artists In her chosen line. A glance Into
her work-room reveals a bevy of bright-eyed girls
diligently at work among plume and posies,
rapidly filling the numerous order from samples
aelMtd bv customers In the salesroom. Goods
vary In price according to quality. Home of the
plusne ami other rare gooas are or course ei
I.. .lulu 4.r.t firl liL ahaloa
suited and the wearer's hat be genteefand In the
aahlon. Mrs. West baa lately become the agent
for the Northwest Coast of McC'all'a celebrated
glove-fitting Bazar Patterns.- Indies In search of
employment would do well to call upon her and
secure territory and outfit for this business. In
struction a to terms, etc., will be furnished on
application. . i . . , 1
Leaving our order and renewing our walk In
search of merchandise and artr-we will now visit
the well established hair goods store and general
utility emporium of Mrs. 8.7"Was, i
Morrison street. This lady keeps always on band
a liberal supply of human hair goods,eonsiBtlng
of switches, rolls, puffs, braids, Curls, wigs, wave
and crimps; also combsrhalr-plns, mourning-pins,
crewels, zephyrs, canvas, floss.' chenille,, braids,
etc., and makes a leading special ty-of stamping,
for which there Is a great and growing demand.
Her late Importations of fancy designs for elabor
ate and beautiful tapestry work are destined to In,
crease In popularity from year to year.N By the
aid of. patterns readily stamped upon canvas, silk,
velvet, plush. HotlantCdoth, flannel, or any pre
ferred material, elaborate deslgp In. the famous
Kensington stitch may be wrought In shaded
floss, chenilles or womeds, affording ladies who
want some sort of "pick-up" work a tasteful and
agreeable occupation, which must work a revola
tlon in household decorative art a the year gflr
on. Ladle desiring to learn the mysteries of the
art can be accommodated by Mrs. was. There I
no end to the uses to which this art may be prop
erly applied. -The stitches Interwoven by the
loved and loving hand of to-day may form "the
Imperishable heirlooms of the future. Tapestry
wa In vogue long beforethe Tmjan war. "n The
various accounts of the" work of feminine fingers
of the pre-barbaric ajres, when "
"Achilles bade the att-nHnK meh and maids
Plnre rouche In the pirn-h. nd over them,
P4miw aumpiuou purple main, en which Jo Isjr
Embroidered tnpratrln," . . ... .
Are destined to be re-read with new zest under the
Inspiration of this revival of a Jong slumbering
art. The histories. of Arachneand Lydia are to
be 7 revived, and patient-Penelope and white
armed Andromache are to .form the themes of
future conversation as of old.
The time for our vilt Is up, but as we bid Mrs.
Was good afternoon we cannot refrain from be
stowing a' lingering look upon the shelved and
counter to observe the famous llutterlck Pattern,
with which she Is always ready to supply her cus
In looking to the right and left for new objects
of attraction, our eyes are directed to No. 103 First
street, where they encounter an elegant show
window that temptingly bids us enter a window
which every lover bf.ihe beautiful In Portland
recognizes at once as belonging to Morse' Palace
of Art. A jnore approprlatename for this emo
riumWild not have been .Imagined. After lin
gering long at the expansive window, admiring
plcture lnwatercol-or-.plctures In oil pl
tures In crayon, pictures In India Ink, and etch?
Ings; panel pictures, shell pictures, pictures In
gilt, ami, pictures on easels; . Chrlatmaa. card,
New-Year's novelties, and a vast unnamable col
lection of unique bric-a-brac, suggestive of the
famed palace of AUddln, you turn your attention
to the picture frames and mouldings of every
ITyWraTue'and fftfleiy UlBrTntorn the walls,
or fill the aljacent work-room. Here, from
samples chosen In the store, such mountings for
pictures are manufactured dally a would proerlyJ
7 rare a aueeu's-nalaee. You ' do " not wonder, as I
you pause to ponVc.anLa(laiire tbat.crdt?riLartt4lon baMiirlH New-Yorkr
numerous and buHineMi brisk. , -
Mr. Morse takes supreme interest In the per
fection of his work. Long aoclatlOn with hi
chosen art make him exceedingly capable as a
iifdge of choice colors, qualities and combination,
,n accomplishment of which .hi many customers
Et the benefit gratuitously. He also deals
rgely In musical Instruments, Including pianos,
organs, violins, etc, of which a supply Is always
kept on hand." ' -.."-" ,:
The beauty and utility of this Palace of Art Is
further, enhanced by tne presence In the same
building of the attractive " ' '
JRWELRY BUSINESS .
Of Mr. Gove, a young genUeman of enterprise and
ability, who displays a handsome show window,
glittering with the newest and choicest designs In
silver-plated ware, consisting In part of full tea
sets, elaborately carved and radiant, like stars;
castor with bells, and castors without; napkin
rings of every style and design : tea spoons, table
spoons, knives, fork, pickle dishes, spoon-hokiers,
cytree urns, fish knives, pie knives, dessert knives',
coffee spoons, Individual castors, butter knives,
etc, all of which are warranted to prove as repre
sented. Mr. Gove also deals In a regular line of
.first-class Jewelry, comprising brooches, rings.
ear-rings, bracelets, scait-pins, snawl-plns, ciiatns.
watches, and novelties ; and keeps on hand and
constantly receives new goods In "rolled gold," a
substantial line of new-sty le jewelry, beauwui
and chaste, chiefly oousplcuous because of Its re
al most equal to solid gold, and looks fully as well,
the green grocer's emporium" of Mr. J. W. Bailey.
No. 83 and KV Yamhill street, where a fine and
freh assortment of ' everything desirable In the
culinary line Is temptingly llsplayed in good
enough order for a dry or fancy goods house. The
store is commodious, light and convenient, Its
different department being so arranged that It Is
no trouble to choose Just what Is desired for the
table from the sample exhibited. Apples, the
finest In the market; butter and eggs ditto; salt
meats and flh In great variety; vegetable of
every description, according to their season the
best brands of flour, oatmeal, Graham, corn meal,
cornstarch and farina; coffee, tea. sugarraatt,
syrup, spice, honeyvlnegar and cider; all the
smaller fruit fresh In their season, or In canalf
out; dried fruits of every variety; bread, cheese,
crackers, . soda, yeast powders, yeast 'cakes and
hops; brooms, brushes, mop-sticks, buckets, paljs;
everything or anything the, market affords, may
be called for and this house will furnish it. The
back yard boasts a goodly array of Christmas
turkeys, fat a butter and sleek as peeled onions.
Although Mr: Ilalley ha been a resident of Port
land but a few years, be has, by fair dealing,
small profits and cash trade, built up a lucrative
and constantlv irrowlnir business, and forms an
other member of the numerous clam .already,.
quoted who are the. architects or their own suc
cess.' A customer with an order for ten cents'
worthof white beans will receive a prompt and
courteous attention at hie hands as theveomml
sary in quest of ship chandlery by the ton. He
forms laHtlng personal friendships through In
nate courtesy, causing those who. deal wlthrhlm
to return and deal again. He makes -.aT spe
cialty of promptness In filling onlersand It is
a pleasure to deal with htnl; The comfort of a
family depend far more upon the green grocer
than the dry good merchant. , You can live for a
much longer, time without the aid of the latter
than the former, and it Is' especially dexlrable that
the man who deals tn your daily food should be
conscientious In supplying the demands of the
stomach with unadulterated provisions.
MOONEYE VALENTINE. '
Country and city retail merchants who had long
felt 'the want of a Jobbing house in this city en
tirely' tie voted to millinery and fancy goods, were
much pleased when the announcement was made
that the well-known firm of Mooney & Valentine
Jiad changed their base of operatldnOrminhTreT
tail to the wholesale line by establishing them
selves at No. 28 Front street, in a neat two-story
Af-brkkrff tlte-lepurroe-oi wrryrngant'h'gDodsTttiail
of which full lines may always be found In their
seasons, comprising a complete assortment of mil
linery, consisting of felt hat,nlraw goods, flowers,
feathers, plumes, silks, satins, laces, velvets,
plushes, etc. ; great variety of hosiery, under
wear and fancy goods In zephyr and llerliu wool ;
corda,' tassels, corsets, handkerchiefs, ties, bibs,
and general furnishing goods; buttons in every
design and of every conceivable variety, and great
quantities of other notions, too numerous to men
tion, but always In demand among retail dealers,
and always. called for by purchasers at rettfl stores,
ously been engaged in millinery at Halem, re
moved to Portland and induced her nephew, Mr.
Mooney," to come out from New York and engage
with her In the general mercantile business. Mr.
Mooney had been brought up In the Jobbing trade
In New York, but he at once familiarized himself
with the retalL-business, and speedily' became a
great favorite with those who dealt at their store.
The business grew and prospered, and, Mrs. Mox
ley. getting tired of-conmerclalpursuitrold her
Interest to Mr. Valentine, a boyhood's frleud of
Mr. Mooney, who was brought up in the commls-
The members of the new firm applied them
selves with vigor to the retail trade, but kept an
eye continually to the Jobbing business, the senior
member spending much of his time as a solicitor
on the road, an occupation In which he .was
signally successful. After proving their capabil
ity to succeed as retail merchants, the young gen
tlemen decided to close out .their retail stock at
cost ami take a down-town store for the purpose
of engaging exclusively in the Jobbing trade.
Their retail stock, being com posed. of fresh and
desirable goods, met already sale, and the Arm
was established In its new quarters in time tat
the Autumn trade, of which It readily drew a
goodry share of patronagerasTMessrsrMooney-
aleutlne,, being by this time well acquainted
throughout the Pacific Northwest, had but to ad'
vertlse their new business to Insure plenty of cus
tomers. They do a strictly legitimate business,
employ no "cappers," and rely entirely upon fair
dealing for their success.
Everything about the wholesale store carries
with It the idea of thrift, good Judgment, econ
omy, honest dealing and general business capac
ity that characterized the retail business. No
good areyniUrepresented In order to sell them.
Indeed, there Is nothing to misrepresent, as the
stock is always fresh and new, being selected in
New York by the father of Mr. Valentine, the
well-known commission merchant of that city, in
whose house Mr. V. was educated for the business.
rtifrsUpeflor facilities of these gentlemen for
'The -elegant furniture manufactory and sales
rooms of ishindler A Chadbourne, First and Front
streets, between Morrison and Yamhill.
The City Dry Goods 8tore, No. 147 Third street,
which, though new, already ranks high lu the esti
mation. of Its numerous patrons. ; " .
The extensive stock of McKercher A Thompson,
booksellers and stationers, No. 103 First street. "
The Hanta Claus' Headquarters of Wm. Deck A
Hon, in Centennial lilock, on Second street.
The bargain dry goods house of J. F. D. Wrinkle
& Co., corner-First and Salmon streets
"" The jewelry store of John A. Heck, on Front
st reet, between A Ider and Morrison.
The extensive Jewelry store of Henrichsen A
Greenberg, No. 149 First street.
The wholesale and retail book store of J. K.Gill
A V . Xn 0.1 fc'irat at root.
the .only difference between the two claserbe M'OTl
markable cheapness. Thl Jewelry will wear Uturlng the best Clashes of fancy goods at Jobbing
a a a m a a aa aa I anaataKms In B v A .ft c a am a 1 aa ll,A ,, A All . a as. . . aa 1 aa
idertheprlce; belng"lnrfAv6rrtlie rihlrliisle
worth of the latter com modlty, which wll Lai way
bring "its weight In gold"r iflhrown upon tne
Mr. Gove deserve the thanks of multitudes of
customer who feet that their mean wllliiot
Justify expensive purchases, and yet desire to dis
tribute appropriate present as keepsake or a
article of utility among their many loved ones.
"Cheap Jewelry" ha come Into almost universal
vogue, It being scarcely osible for any but an
expert to detect the clever imitations in the mar
ket. The advantage In dealing with Mr. Gove
lie In knowing that you will get exactly what
you pay for. If you desire aii expensive. article,
you will get It at its proper value; if you ask for
an article of "rolled gold," he ha It at a figure
which you can afford to pay.
- With the advantage of tradlngat Morse's Palace
of Art that are here enumerated, are many others
of which space will not permit special mention.
Every reader Is advised to give this emporium a
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far havw wandered for so l61ig amongthrdTmr. t tryramt them ostTr them are the literal architects
mandaof appetite brglnrtowuef themselves, and I hll each departr
In obedience to the behest, we betake ourself to
prices inhe Kast enable them to offer superior
'WTilleiheydolforThleud to underbid legitimate
prices, they will at all times fell at the smallest
possible niargln to Insure safety in their business.
PORTLANU m'S IN ESS. COLLEGE.
Among the well established institutions of this
city, none rank -higher or Is more deserving of
public patronage than the Portland Business
College; Prof. A. P. Armstrong Principal, and
Prof. J, As Wesco Secretary. It has been fifteen
years In existence, Prof. W. Lynn White having
given a numter of the best years of his life to It,
leaving it to his successors as a' monument of the
combluel skill, Industry and enterprise required
In firmly establishing any line of business. The
school has largely increased under the present
management, ana the attendance I the largest
ever known lu It history. There are over seventy
Cupll lu the various departments, about a dozen
elng ladles. Mr. Armstrong give a thorough
course In arithmetic and' book-keeping, and Mr.
Wesco superintends' the training In penmanship.
A large number of the students are from the coun
department Is excellent In It line,
we cannot rfralifrom special mention of the su
perior pen tn ansb i p of M r. WesCo, whose speci mens
of. handwriting rival the best copper-plate. Nu merous
pen pictures adorn the college walls, some1
of them so finely executed that they resemble steel
engravings, the whole forming the finest collec
ti6n of the kind to be found In Oregon. Such an
Institution is a credit to Portland, and Is of great
benefit to the entire State, Young persons, or
older ones, whose education has been limitedcan
be vastly benefited by a course of Instruction here.
Graduates from high schools or college where
comparatively little attention is paid to penman-
ship or practical book-keeping should not consider,
their education; complete till .they have spent A
term within it wall. The proprietor are Inde
fatigable in their endeavors tqenjploV the best
am! latest methods of instruction..-. Such a college,
deserves tfttexpatjonage it receives ; and the gentle- ,
men who'conduct It are public benefactors.
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' ; WOODS THE HATTER.
From the most remote periods, man appear to
have-made use of a hat. In some form to protect
the head from the cold in Winter, the burning
rays of the sun, or against blow in battle. It was
constructed in various shapes and of the greatest
variety of materials, according to the purpose' for
which It waar 'designed. -A a part of defensive
armor, the hat wa the helmetr which atill retain
Its primitive shajepas a protection from the
weather, It wa the cap, such as 1. seen In the
ancient figures representing the Goddess of Lib
erty. The ancient Greeks appear to have, em
ployed several other .kinds .of head-dress, the
names and appearance of which have been faith
fully preserved in their writings, as Well" as' en
graved upon antique gems, a,nd among the Romans
the cap .was regarded as a symbol of liberty,, The
first hatters in the Middle Age appeared in
Nuremberg In 13(H), and from that small begin
ning the manufacture and sale of thl necessary
article has grown to a great Industry. The hat
being the most conspicuous article of dress, and
surmounting all the- rest, in early times it wa
IrofuselV ornamented, and wa of ten, made to des
gnate the rank and character of -the wearer. In
later years, however, hats have been, made plain
and unostentatious, and their manufacture has -been
carried, to the highest perfection in the
United States. Soft hats, stiff hats, silk hats and
straw hats of all shaites and grades .are- man ufae
Hired In enormous quantities, and are shippel to
all parts of the world. And even here In our own
city of Portland this Industry Is ably represented '
by Mr. j. wotMis, rwpuiarjyBOwnjaar:ineu.
baUer,walT"1 43 First street. His handsome .
store unuer the. town clock Is centrally located
and well suited to meet the requirements .of Kls -.-growing
business. He not only Imports the hew
est and latest goods of all grades in Lis line, In
cluding ladles' ana children's turbans, etc., at all
and his establishment have become a feature of
the great Northwest; and as his enterprise is un
bounded, he will no doubt continue to thrive as
our population increases and this vast region Is
developed further. ; .- - x
luumg laujes- ana cnunren s lurDans, etc., ai an
easons, but lie also manufactures to order any
hape or quality desired. Mr. Woods' has been
ocat'ed in Portland but about two years, yet he
Wholesale and retail clothiers, corner First and -Alder
streets, come-next on our list. 'Here Is a
clothing emporium of mammoth proportions and
extensive business, whose proprietors have grown
rich through fair dealing, quick sales and small
proflts.Jliey--are-now4n4.he midst of a clearance
sale, preparatory to Mr. Fishel'sTetiring from the
firm, which will occur on the 1st of January. He
will engage In a ilmilar buslnesslnSanErans
ciBUti. .nr., iwuieris wiii.i'uuunue w vuuuuc vue
store In this city.
OLDS A KINU'a LAKOK STORE,
At No. 186 First street, Is an exceedingly popular
resort for customers. We find the spaclous'sales- '
room crowdel with eager purchasers. The popu- -larity
of this well-known firm Is solely due to the
Judicious buying, fair dealing, and thorough bust- 7
nes capacity of Its proprietors, assisted by their
bevy of clerks of both sexes.
BRIEF MENTION. "'
Commendatory mention-may also bemade'Of
the following houses; - .
The splendid drug store of Wm. Pf under, corner
First and Ash streets. . ,
Reside these well-known firms, there are many
others for whom we have no space In this Issue for ".
extended notice. : J
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A new lot of diamonds were received on the last r
steamer by IU L. Stone, the Jeweler, corner of First "T
and Morrison streets. New additiou of all kind
of first-class Jewelry have also been made to hi
holiday stook. All good are marked In plain fig
urea and are being sold at greatly reducel prices ,
I n f act compet ltionl-deueiC-1 Ii -long-e x perl--ence-
and well-known reliability are a guarantee
of the fair treatment of all customers. Mr. Stone
also keep a large assortment of; rolled gold Jew
elry, but none Is shown unless asked for by custo--
men. lie sure and inspect bis stock before tnak- ,
Ing your Christmas preseut. ' '.r '- .
The "Household" took the first premium for the'
Best Family Sewing Machine at the Mechanic'
Fair. John B. Garrison, 167 Third treet.Port- 7'
land, General Agents
T ' tne 1 tnTmsOToTHllVerTlutter Uishea, a
eacrxfat ACKennana. '
Fine silk bat, from $5.00 up, at, Woods'.