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TIIE OREGON DAILY JOTTIiNAL. PORTLAND, SATUIt DAT EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1903.
GOSSIP ABOUT SOME CURRENT BOOKS
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It is said""thU Christmas is to be a
year of small expenditures.!' One would
certainly not believe. that such was the
case, to go Into the book stores or the
book departments of our large establish
ment. Crowded and piled tip items to
be the condition of the shelves, which
overflow onto the counters and even orfto
the floors, where the choicest volumes
stand In great stacks, while the buyers
jolt, push and fume to get the rushing,
hurrying, out of breath' clerks to wait on
them, as though they were afraid of
the stock being: exhausted before they
bought their fill and emptied their
vss..into - the . coffers of the book
dealer All these people, . however, we
are told, do not come to buy and carry
away their treasures, as many . come
only to leave a subscription to a maga
zine, with the name of a friend whom
they.;-, wish :to: remember In ; this , way.
This mode of giving can almost be dig
nified by the name of "fad,": bo popular
has It ' become, and be Jt said to the
credit of the "faddist" that no more
pensible, acceptable or economical one
was ever perpetrated. Sensible because
a good magazine contains no element of
perniclousness that .so many Christmas
gifts embody. ; Acceptable; because there
is always some parrof it that will suit
tlie taste or desires of everyone, old
or young, student, business man-or-lady
of leisure. Economical because it can
be indulged In Just to the' extent our
purses and wiehes permit for the stand
ard dollar .magazines enbrace Just ; the
tame qualifications ' to " commend them
that the three and four-dollar ones do.'
' But .even with these three essential
there are other-elements that enter into
a year's subscription to a magazine, as
a. Christmas gift, which do not obtain
in anything else and which perhaps may
have more to do with its popularity than
all the other reasons, for upon the whole
the suitability of a present enters very
little into the calculations of the "pro
fessional gift-giver:" Christmas with its
festivities, its over-abundance of offer
ing, its excitements and pleasures is not
the best time to feel appreciation, but
as the magazine quietly finds its way to
us each month, giving us hours of rest
ful pleasure and instruction, after the
glare and noise, ah! and handsome gifts
as well, are forgotten, then will come
to us the voice, the tender word, the
kind thought of the one who has pro
vided this treasure, and callous indeed
are we if a better love, a holier feeling,'
is not 'engendered within us, and after
all is this not the true spirit of giving?
The all pervading odor of frankincense
and myrrh which has not ceased at the
natal day, but reaches into infinity
the Christ love which remalneth
throughout our little year,
co-operative; (!) that It be under tbe
direction of an editor-in-chief; 8) that
each volume be complete (n itself. " They
have secured the" services of Prof. Guy
Carleton Lee, Ph. D., of Johns Hopkins
and Columbia universities, who accepted
the responsibility of directing the work
on the condition that he should have
untrammelod choice in the selection of
the persons he 'wished ' as i advisers,
editors and authors and have absolute
freedom In literary and historical mat
ter. tt requires but a glance; at tbe
array of brilliant students and scholars
whose numes appear, havloggiven their
best to this work to show the wisdom
if the publishers in granting this carte
blanche to professor Lee.. v .; i. ,,; , .
A particular, and probably unique,
feature is that, in , order that all de
fect might be avoided, a complete
syllabus of many pages was printed of
the authors outline of eaon volume ana
these syllabi submitted to all concerned
In the production of ; the work, . v As an
example of the thoroughness with which
the work of the various boards is done,
Mssrs. Bafrie have sent us facsimiles
of some returned pages, showing that-ln
this case at least the work of the board
has not been nominal. y3 fc -'" v
Its result is that we are promised a
history on modern lines. The spirit of
the tinres-irUo insist, that Restatement"
be backed up by evidence; the; old plan
of hearsay will not answer in' history
today. In. this realistic age the reader
wants the whole story and to hear both
jldes of it In this history It is claimed
this point:harnever been lost sight of.
The publishing - house or ueorge
Barrle & Sops have the enviable reputa
tion of never having turned , out poor
work. That their illustrations and pub-
llcations are not excelled in excellence
is evinced by the fact that they have se
cured medals at every exposition from
the Centennial, and that at Paris In 1900
they received an award higher than any
other publisher in tiHs CCUntry. With
this reputation back of them we,- can
confidentially look forward to the com
ing work as the finest illustrated his
tory of any country that has been Issued
at any time, and it will be with great
interest and pleasure we win give our
readers, at an early, date, a detailed re
view of the volumes of this series.
r"Je'a History of North America"
Messrs. George Barrie & Sons of Phila
delphia having taken heed of the" com
plaint of many , professors and noted
scholars, that there was no comprehen
sive history of this country from its
discovery to the present time, with the
result that they now announce the first
definite, authoritative. Inclusive narra
tive history of North America.- The
scope of the work in geography Includes,
;the country from Panama to the farthest
explored north; in time, from the pre
historic period to the present date. la
plan they have followed the suggestion
outlined by the American Historical as
sociation, the greatest collective body of
historians in America, and -have in
preparation -a series of 20 volumes in
corporating ' the three principles laid
down by that society: (1) That- It be
"Quest Book" By Ella Leass Stewart
Is a rare book offered at this season.
Not that it is an especially Christmas
book, but it is pre-eminently -a gift
book. A book which at any and all
times .would be acceDtable. A uniaue
book, too, fdr its charm is that our near
est and dearest,, the guest in our home,
wlit fill in and make the text of the book.
Except for an apropos quotation at the
head of each page the book is blank, but
divided, off ? Into spaces - designated:
Name, address, date, remarks. The
book is beautlf ullly bound in tones of
gray and black, and of an unusually
heavy cream paper, just such as would
be necessary to a book that, in the hos
pitable borne,' would be almost in dally
demand. Guest books have been offered-before,
but they have ' usually
been of such fragile nature they proved
but a passing fancy, while Mrs. Stewart
has given us one that will remain a
pleasure through life. : We can hardly
think of a greater delight than to be
able to draw from a' safe retrea-a guest
book filled with the names 'and dates
of those who in years gone by,; honored
our home with their presence, and then
to find some word, some remark that
would awake a chain of memories, that
however sad, must be dear, because it
was "our guest" who-wrote it. This Is
just the purpose of Mrs. Stewart's book
and no June where (true hospitality
abideth, and a guest is a delight can af
ford to be without it. ' . -r
Mrs. Ella 8. Stewart, 1,518 Manhattan
building, ChicagQ. Price, 41.60.
"The- Story of Little David." What
constitutes good reading for children T
An ever recurring question, and one that
the poor, weary shop girl answers over
and over every, holiday season for the
parent who is anxious to give the best,
but willing to let somebody without the
tenth part of tier own education do the
thinking for her. We wonder if it ever
occurs to her that tha advice she seeks
In the store is often given by instruction
of the manager,; who finds on his hands
an - installment of literature, with noth
ing to recommend It but its gaudy bind
ing, with matter , so pernicious and de
moralizing he knows it has lived lt Mr
tie life, when after the" holidays the
fond . mother settles down In the long
winter evenings to read the Christmas
books to her children. : ,
If parents, In buying children's books,
would keep 'this one infallible rule ' in
mlnd,jno mlstateesrwoulA" be"Mfnde.
nvhat ; Is good for tfte adult is good
for the child.' s A : fairy tale that : does
riot hold enough of worth to teach a les
son to the mother is hot fit nourish
ment for, the child. A book that Is not
clean . and . pure enough for the - child
should find no favor with the mother.
Children of course cannot grasp the full
meaning of words that are enjoyed by
parents on account of the vocabulary.
but the topic, the. theme remains the
same. -This Is- beginning to be appre
ciated for many of the books that are
offered i this year have caught the in
spiration ? of Charles and Mary Lamb
when they compiled their "Shakespeare
Tales for Children." Many" a child has
imbibed its-first love of good literature
from this work. Indeed it is our opin
ion that no child was ever given ..this
book early in life or had it read to it
that did not grow up & familiar lover of
the ' great dramatist as well as of the
gentle brother and. sister who made It
possible for children to enjoy- classical
literature. - In line with this we are
now having tbe ; "Famous - Children in
Literature" series, the two latest of
which are, 'The Story of Little David."'
and "The Story of Tom and Maggie,"
The fortune is the childhood of David
Copperfield, introducing naturally Bet
sey Trotwood, Little Em'ly, Peggotty,
Traddles, Ham and Mr. Dick. The lat
ter is from 'The Mill on the Floss" and
even' for the reader, who has attained
the older growth has. the advantage of
telling the story without having to read
through depths of unintelligible matter.
The language of- the authors in both
books is very closely adhered to. The
beautiful illustrations by Frank T.
Merrill and, Ethlldred B. Barry add
much to the Interest and value of the
Dana, Estes & Co., Boston, publishers.
"Cherry" By .Booth . Tarkington,
while not strictly speaking one of the
newest books, is one of the best sellers
at the Ideal book dealers. The great
piles which are' dally seen disappearing
tells the . tale of Its popularity. ' Its
bright attractive binding first catches
the eye and a glance through proves
It full enough of sparkle, beauty and
humor to appeal to the gtft-seeker who
does not want to Indulge in the high
priced gift books which as . never . be
fore have gone to the extremes of ele
gance, and price as well. ' "Cherry" la
a New Tork, up to date story, with
many good and familiar characters.,
Harper Brothers, publishers. J. K.
Gill Co, Price, 1.60.
"The Compromises of Llfqf By Col!'
Henry Watterson, is not only holding its
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NEW STORE OP THE OLD BROWNSVILLE WOOLEN HILLS.
: The above cue shows a fine likeness of the new location of the popular Brownsville Woolen Mills Store at Cor
ner of Third and Stark. This building was recently remodeled and fitted strictly up to the hour for this live, pro
presslve firm. Every medern convenience for displaying and showing the large stock carried by Ibis firm has been
equipped In this station. ,, ' -. .: i.. -'-;. :v. .
The proprietor, Mr. J. L. Bowman,1 who is a prince of -good fellows, Is highly elated over Us being so. fortu
nate as to secure this location, which is considered one of the best in the city; - ; i ,
' Go where you will in the city of Portland and you will find no larger stock and assortment of high-grade
clothing than Is displayed here. ',.... , i
Just now the Brownsville Woolen Mills Store Is celebrating the advent of their moving Into the new store by
a great 112.60 suit sale, which includes every suit in the house without regard "to price.
own, but far exceeding, all expectations
In the sales. The lecture from which the
book takes Its title might be good read
ing for New Year's eve, when resolutions
are In order. Fox, Duf field and Co., 38
East "Twenty-first street New Tork, are
the publishers. Price, " J1.50.-
. Teachers' of small children should not
fall to procure "Bright Little Poems for
Bright Little People,'! by ; Catherine
Wheeler, as they cannot fall to find many
little thing of value and interest In their
work. Whlttaker & Ray, San Francisco,
Price, $1.25. '
OXiaOB BAB COMMITTEES.
. President George H. Burnett has an
nounced the following,' committees for
the Oregon Bar association for the en
suing year:' Executive committee, J. B.
Cleland. W. M. Cake. B." L. Eddy, R. T.
Piatt. F. D. Chamberlain and . William
Smith;- grievance committee,' II. H.
Northrup, Wirt Minor, C. A Johns,
Oscar Hayter and M. G. Munly; commit
tee on legal education and admission to
the bar, Stephen A. Lowell, C. M. Gan
tenbein,.M. L. Pipes, L. A. McNary and
S. C Spencer; committee on legislation.
M. C". George. George C. Bingham,
Sanderson Reed, ; J. W. Hamilton and
Thomas-O'Day; committee on uniform
legislation, Otto J. - Kraemer. Earl C
Bronaugh and S. H. Gruber. - --
CLOSES BT COHSTABtB.
A D." Keenan, - constable of the east
side justice court yesterday ' placed an
attachment on the saloon of Gus , Hog
bloom In Alblna, on -account of three
suits filed by Frank tt Lewis for 1125.
Henry Fleckensteln for $56 and Henry
Hansen zor 179.80.
PERFECTED , ,
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tion wherever introduced,
and burns the lowest tests .
, of gasoline, perfectly. To
' prove this. T will ; ship to .
v ny merchant, commerci
ally rated or giving good :
Portland reference, located
'.in any town In Oregon or
Washington in which I
have no agent one or more
' of my Perfected Lamps on
SO Says' Trial, billing sam
at regular wholesale price.'
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east side Ladd's
u Nowhere in this city or the state of Oregon can th,ere be found a prettier
residence district than Is offered in these two additions. Natural rolling ground,
, adapted to this rainy climate, rolling sufficient for self drainage, offering evefy
convenience that heart; could desire for a pleasant and desirable home; Water,
gas, sewers, jplectrlc light, telephone, stone sidewalks, graded and," Improved
streets; parksTchurches and the best school In that city. No cheap house al
lowed to be ereoted; no two houses on a lot; the best street car service in the
city; three electric lines, giving practically a Ave minute .service, which will land
you In the city from any part of this addition" in from 7 to 10 minutes, while the
' walk Is less than 80. What mo could heart desire, for the merchant, the doc
1 tor,-the newspaper man or any man who wants a home. Property here Is In
creasing in value faster than any resident portion of the city. The many homes
, now occupied ere self-speaking evidence of what we can do and have done for
those who want homes In the most beautiful end healthful residence district In
Portland. ' . '
A Generous Offer. ;
' Tu want a homo you are a renter paying from $20 to $50 a month the
house doesn't suit you, but why continue? if you do it'sour own fault "We
are extending to you our helpful hand. Others have grasped It with Joy, and
re now happily and comfortably housed in a, beautiful home all their own,
and paying rent to themselves the home l theirs. 1 "
The plan Is simple. Let us explain. You select any lot, and then "select
your plans suit yourself make your own contract for building. 1
When the house Is completed you' move in and -only pay, us a rental each
month agreed upon, until the houie is paid for. Thus you become your own
renter and pay rent to yourself, for when you have paid off the cost of the lot
and house It's yours. Make your wife happy by buying a lot and starting the
construction of the house at once. A joyous Christmas for your family.
ZA8T TWSHTZXTS OH TXB EAST.
We Take Pleasure
In t'klng over this proposition and explain every detall--to go farther to show ,
you about and let you see the Improvements that are being made on the street
and parks. See the elegant homes that we are building and the hearts we ere
gladdening. ' No better neighborhood can be found iii the city of Portland for It
is here some of the best people of the city reside, people who pride themselves
upon their homes and surroundings. - ' ..
A Safe Investment
' Buying and building on either of these additions is an Investment capitalists
would Jump at7 But Ladd's addition is to be one of homes homes to be owned
"and lived In. Tbe estate Is able to say this, hence capitalists are not enoouraged
In fact not, sold property In either of these beautiful additions. If we were to
do this not a lot would be in the market 2i hours. ' No house can be erected that '
costs less than $2,000. Buy your lot now and build later. '
To Make it Plain .
Let us go further into details. Let vu take you and show you the lots' '
how beautifully they llo; how convenient to the city; the "many advantages they '
contain.. We are sure you'll be pleased. It will cost you nothing but a little of
your time, even If you don't buy.
- Our efforts are Jegitlmate and honest helpful to' those who want to stop
-the rent bill and you will never stop It until you own your own home.
Think this over, If there Is anything about It .you rail to understand we will '
; be pleased to go Into every detail and particular, for If you; understand it you
appreciate it all the more It moans a chance to., stop paying rent to landlords
and put it inti your own pockets. . .:-;... ,- ..-.-
Just a Few More Choice Lots Left in Hawthorn t.
East Side Officer
J 2th dc Hawthorne
Man in Charge to Explain CA TE r & PO WELL 701 Chamber, of Commerce phfn J80