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THE ORKOON DAILY JOXTBNAL. PORTLAND. WEDNESDAY BVBNINO, DKCWBT 14. .IOC
HAS BEGUN ALREADY
And Portland Merchants Have Combed the Marts and Bazaars of
he World for Beautiful, Graceful and Useful
Things to Put in Stockings.
PEOPLE DEMAND ART AND UTILITY COMBINED NOW
Toys that Are Almost Human for Children, Rich and Rare Furs
and Jewels for Women and Articles Dear to Men
on View in the Windows.
Portland' taol'.dny shopping trade haa
opened earlier than ever before, and ll
can be conservatively atated that In no
previous season have there been seen
how windows so beautiful, stocks of
merchandise so largo, ni holiday dis
plays so interesting. When It la con
sidered that the markets of. the world
are searched by Portland storekeepers
In an effort to assemble the besl prod
ucts and the newest Ideas here, and
that n army of men and women study
to make these displays brilliant and
original, there should be no occasion
for wonder at the Portland woman's
fondness for holiday shopping.
The holiday trade has begun a week
or two earlier than usual," said Charles
W. King. "I know of no reason, except
ing that we were ready for It earlier,
and began advertising the displays. Last
Monday we had the largest crowd ever
seen In this store."
Bauer Year for Displays.
It la undoubtedly the banner year of
holiday dlsplsvs In Portland stores.
Windows, counters, extra tables a"nd
shelves are crowded to their capacity.
A member of a firm that haa 1.150,000
feet of floor space complained that .their
only trouble Is lack of room In which
to display ihelr stock. An Immense
number of extra clerks and cash boys
r. .mnlnved to take care of the holiday
rush. On of Portland s elg stores has
engaged 350 parsons In addition to the
regular force, to help on lta various
"floors during the holidays.
Mechanical toys and children's books
are perhaps the center of Interest In
all these preparations. The storekeeper's
last thought on retiring at night Is so
licitude for the convincing power of the
toy display, and his first thought on
coming down to ths store In the morning
Is: 'Will these things pleaae the chil
dren?" He orders the entire stock of
mechanical toys spread oat on the dis
play table and vlsws them critically:
He delegates to no subordinate the task
of testing ths mechanical devices. Hs
tests them himself. Every performing
animal Is wound up by his own hand
and watched through lta performance.
very tin street car, two-boras wagon,
go-cart, firs engine and automobile Is
given a run around the table to se If
Us springs havs power and Its works
This morning one merchant put in two
hours of nerve-racking toll trying to
perfect a system of el eo trio ran ana
water tranaportatlon around a 20-foot
table. Including an electrlo pile driver,
trip hammer and lighthouse, surrounded
all the time by a crowd of interested
children and anxious mothers. When at
last everything was running smoothly
there wers signs and exclamations of
satisfaction more than sufficient to re
pay a merchant for any number of
houra of distress.
Theso momentous quesMons have been
the burden ef every f on land nerchant's
life thei last w-ek. and the r.,re taut
has Veen bestowed 01 d'sp.ays to p..:so
ill chillier tu.s brurtt eat results
Ths windows contain special exhibits
thnt would rival a world s fair for
beauty and variety.
Portland is a city of specialising m
merchandise. The passer by the great
show windows of a big store sees a
parade of the most exqulslts styles of
everything from baby's cars, dolls and
dresses to sofa pillows ana automooues.
Everything Is thought of and provided.
even to the new-fangled dressing gowns
and gorgem-.-- smoking jackets for
"father." And Portlsnders do not for
est their umbrellas when they go Christ
mas shopping. There are dlsplsys of
beautiful parachutes costing all ths way
from II to $10.
These Things At Praams
Ths show windows of ths jewelers
snd the furriers are also to be classed
among the commercial allegories that
women term "dreams." Ths newest
creations from Amsterdam snd New
Tork glisten tinder the show cases of
Portland Jewelry stores. Ths most mag
ntflcent furs from ths arctics hang in
the windows of Portland furriers. There
Is an appropriateness In the olose prox
unity of jewels snd furs. Where ths
windows of a Jewelry house and a mr
rier atore adjoin, there women always
seem to linger longest. The book stores.
and ths drug stores with their elaborate
lines of sundries, are among ths most
attractive places. And, It Is needless
to add, there ars the oandy emporiums.
Complaints are always afloat about the
distractions of Christmas shopping, ths
wear and tear on the nerves; the inces
sant Jostling and pushing; and yet It
Is probably safe to amy that nine women
Furs for Christmas Gifts
ir.mni i sib
126 Second St.. Bet Alder and Washington
FUR. BOAS, FUR MUFFS,
FUR CAPES AND GLOVES
FUR NECK PIECES,
la Chinchilla, Sable, Mink, Ermine.
Black Lynx, Krlmmer. ate.
Alaska Sealskin Coats,
Soar seal Ooass, Persian
a4 Beaver Coats, rur Sags and
Store Open Saturday Evening.
Best Quality. K sweet Styles,
Send for Catalogue
out of 10 thoroughly delight and glory
in it There are so many neautirui
things to see. that even If one sighs be
cause she cannot purchase all she wants
shs must be pleased that tiers is so
much from which to choose. Ths sta
ples can always be had, and ars always
welcomed, with only slight changes In
details from year to roar. Then there
are always scores of novelties to appeal
to ths "faddist" and ths collector.
There la a tendency among Christmas
buyers to got useful articles for gifts
Want Beauty and Utility-
Fancy manicure and toilet eases, cellu
loid boxes and frames ars relegated to
the garret after a short period of ap
preciation, and so articles of wearing
apparel are displacing them. Frenafc
linen and beautiful silk hosiery ars
much la vogus as Christmas gifts this
Umbrellas ars necessarily a popular
gift In this region and beautiful novel
ties have been Introduced. Among the
newest and most elaborate are die
jeweled gunmetal handles, which, though
elegant, havs ths advantage of being
mors subdued than the gold and pearl.
A neat handle, appearing especially on
men's umbrellas. Is of leather, carved,
embossed or inlaid and mounted with
gold or oxidised silver. Ths carved
Ivory, though leas new, vies with It In
popularity and, of course, ths silver
flllgreo Is slwaya good. Many women
prefer the natural wood to ths more
showy styles and very pretty ones ars
shown in simple, unpretentious pat
terns. Another popular gift Is In furs and
the department stores are showing a
largs line of fins goods In this line. The
heavy furs In fox and squirrel and ths
smaller pieces In beaver are popular and
one Is almost reconciled to biting cold
for the chance to store away one s hands
In the great. Huffy cylinders they call
muffs. And such dainty conceits one
can find In muffs!
Maw Hand Satchels.
Speaking of fur. reminds one of ths
beautiful new things in hand satchels.
Just a large envelope of antelope bids,
mounted and with a chain I A thing of
beauty so pretty and soft, and yst so
useful, for It holds so much. Leather
gooda admit of many changes of style
in details. Ths really smart woman
must havs a view hand-bag every little
while, for now they are round, now
square, now bulgy, now flat, now with
metal chains, now with leather straps.
But now ths chic thing Is a handsome
patent leather. In ths envelops style,
with red linings. Another pretty style
Is In the light leather, with the purse
and card case of the same. Alligator
skin and Susds ars also used. Suede
Is so popular In slippers, too, this sea-,
son. and the daintiest little patterns In
soft grays and browns ars shown. Ths
oddest thing In shoes Is, perhaps, ths
poisoned cslfsIOn, used effectively In
men's house sllppsrs. Suede is used
Beautiful pieces in art wars are dis
played by ths -Jowalers. Handsome
bronxes, dainty articles in l art nouveau,
Bohemian and Venetian glasses, brasses,
U ran lan wars, are all shown In varying
styles. Art lamps In bronze, brass snd
silver pressnt graceful figures from life,
mounted with delicate shades in opales
cent tints. Various novelties are given
play in these shade Figures are some
times worked out for the light to empha
sise. A particularly pretty one gives ths
moire effect. Shells, with pink tints,
are used as shades and the figure stand
Is almost Invariably holding the shade
aloft. Csndlestloks have a popularity
they oannot lose, for they are as useful
as ornamental. Qun metal novelties are
shown In match and cigarette cases and
similar articles. Silver toilet articles
go to the two extremes In styles, being
either very elaborate with ths blown
flowers and figures, or perfectly plain
with only the monogram.
Particularly delightful to women's
eyes Is ths ltnsn art work, colored
linens ere new and roreign emuroioerj is
much in vogue. Ths Scandinavian
hirdinnn linen with its conventional
pattern Is ths very latest thtasj 1 ths
east and Is shown here.
Ijist thousrh by no means iasi. are
the toys. Everything that Is Invented in
life Is put in diminutive rorm to amuse
the vouns-stars. Automobiles, perfectly
constructed, for dolls or for the children
themselves, systems for looping the loop
and shooting ths chute, parlor baseball,
Japanese and Russian battle-fields, are
all complete and rival the established
popularity of dolls and rocking-horses.
WHY THIS DELAY,
His Honor Still Making Up His
Mind In Tannsr Creak
ITS A BAD JOB, HE SAYS,
AND LET8 IT CO AT THAT
(Journal Special Service.)
Bhreveport, La., Dec It. This was
another Interesting snd busy day for
ths delegates to the national cotton boll
weevil convention. Two sessions were
held and both were replete with fea
tures of Interest. Among the papers and
addresses presented were the following:
"The Nation's Interest in Cotton." Ed
ward Atkinson, Boston; 'The Cotton
Factories' Intsrsst in the Boll Weevil,"
Hon. D. A. Tompkins. Charlotte, N. C,
snd "Cotton Transportation," J5. L. Rus
sell of the M. & O. railway. Mobile, Ala.
(Journal Spec! Servtes.)
Stanford, Conn.. Dec. 14. The grand
Opera House building, containing the
theatre and several stores, wss burned
this morning. Loss S100.000.
Another "Want Ad" Premium
In order to still more widely introduce the want ads into Portland homes another valuable
premium will be given with every cash "want ad" for either the Sunday or Daily Journal for
the coming week.
IMii fsun ,t .-", '. 1 -"IssBl
This Time It's
Pony Brand Coffee
A coffee imported and roasted by
THE ELECTRIC COFFEE CO.
Pony brand coffee is made from coffees
carefully selected, then scoured, cleaned and
milled by the latest and most approved ma
chinery. It is carefully blended and dry roasted, thus
retaining all of the flavor and the aroma.
Every -pound is guaranteed to please the
consumer or it may be returned.
As for the want ads, much might be said,
space permitting. If you have used them
you know what wonderful little giants they
are for accomplishing big things. . They run
your errands, sell your property, supply
your help, rent your rooms and a thousand
other things. You should get the habit of
RATE I Twenty-One Words for 18 Cent is
ifl ggsMVivsL itS
VT 'SgaBssL. StR" rl
Council Agreed that Recorrv
msndations of Committee
Should Ba Carried Out.
All action regarding ths Tannsr creek
scandal Is suspended awaiting ths rec
ommendations which will ba made by
Mayor Williams to the olty council next
Ths mayor is still seeking Information
regarding ths sewer. Hs is convinced
that It is a bad Job, and la trying to
gst some idea as to what repairs era
necessary to put the drain In good con
dition. That repairs bars to be made.
he Is convinced, but to what extent, for
what oost and by whom to bo mads are
among ths queries that hs Is putting
Not one of ths man who have gone
into the sewsr as Investigators has given
any estimate of what It would oost to
put the conduit In condition to comply
with the plans and specifications. Thsy
have pointed out various defects, but
whether they ars all that are to be
found Is not known:
Ths msyor doss not know whether he
will have Rinsr make ths repairs or
whether he will have another contractor
do ths work. Rlner would rather have
soma ons alas make ths repairs. Con
tractors ars not anxious to repair the
drain, since It has proved suoh a mis
fortune to all who havs been connected
On council's recommendation for ths
removal of City Engineer Elliott, the
mayor Is non-committal. It Is thought
that he will rsfuss to act on the rec
ommendations and will allow Elliott to
retain his office.
Whether or not the. council will tol
erate any such stand, If a question.
When the report of ths council com
mittee of Investigation earns before the
council it was adopted with but ons
dissenting rots. Councilman Merrill Tot
ing In ths negative. He did ao because
hs thought the recommendations were
not severe enough. It Is thought that
every member Is convinced that Elliott
should be removed.
PACKERS VOTE TO
EXTEND THE SEASON
Will Recommend Legislation to
that End in Oregon and
Says the Fishing Season Should
Have Bean Shortened tD
(Specltl Di.pitCh to The Joarasl.)
Astoria, Or., Dec. 14. The salmon
packers of ths lower Columbia river dis
trict snd some of ths cold storage men
favor a slight extension of ths season.
Ths meeting was held at ths offices
of ths Columbia River Packers' asso
ciation, and It was a gathering of the
cannerymen's association, of which J.
a. Megler Is chairman and George W.
Sanborn secretary. The men present
Sylvester Farrsll, Portland; F. M.
Warren, Sr., JJortland; Henry 8. M
Gowan, McOowan; Thomas Nelson.'
Union Fishermen's Co-operative Pack
ing company; W. E. Tallant. Tallant
Orant Packing company; H. Llnden
berger, cold storage concern of Llnden
berger A Co.; George H. George, seers-,
tary of ths Columbia Rlvsr Packers' as
sociation: Fred Barker, George A Bar
ker; a. A. Seaborg, Seaborg Packing
company; Chris Schmidt, the cold stor
age firm of Bchmldt Bros.; E. Hnuke,
Astoria; J. G. Megler, Brookfleld; Sam
uel Elmore, vice-president snd general
manager of the C. R. P. A.; George W.
Sanborn. Sanbom-Cuttlng company, and
Fish Warden Van Dusen.
Many Motions Voted Down.
According to ths statement of ons of
the men who attended ths meeting, the
resolution agreed upon was adopted
onlv after a long discussion. It is
understood that Samuel Elmore offered a
resolution to the effect that the season
should not begin until May 1, and that It
should close August 16 or tO. This reso
lution wss one of thoss killed by ths
It has been impossible to learn Just
who offered the resolution which was
finally adopted. The resolution favors
re-enactment of the existing fishing
laws, with the exception of one alter
ation, namely, that the season bo ex
tended to August 10. The resolution
further contains the Idea that the laws
of the states of Orsgon and Washing
ton should be identical, and that they
should be enforced.
It is the understanding that the action
of the packera will be submlttsd to the
legislators of ths various lower river
canneries when they meet in this olty to
morrow for the purpose of discussing
ths situation, with ths Idsa in view of
concurrent legislation In the two state
Denounce, ths Proposal.
One of the packers who attended the
meeting denounoea the action or tna OS
nerymen as at varlanos with lsgltlmats
effort to protect the Industry.
"The packers have resolved not to
protect the Industry, but to still fur
ther deplete it,'' hs declared to a news
paper man. 'The situation is about
ss follows: In ths psst wa havs fished
out the esrly salmon, until now 1
must content ourselves with lste flsh.
Ths supply has been so sadly depleted
that the hatchertea this year have not
taken one fourth of the eggs which
should have been taken. Instead of
favoring shorter season, the only
possible plan of restoring ths Industry
to anything like its rovmer proportions,
ths packers hsve declared for a longer
ISO Miles an MOW.
It Is expected to reach a spsed of 160
miles an hour In the new tests which
will be made on the high-speed electrlo
line near Berlin. It will be remembered
that the last experiments which were
mads on ths specially laid track from
Berlin (Martenfeld) to Znssen. resulted
In speed of over 110 miles an hour,
BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Maine Clothing and
Chicago Shoe Stores
I65K-I67 FIRST STREET BETWEEN MORRISON and YAMHILL
SUITS AND OVERCOATS
. TOR MEN AND YOUNG MEN
Evolution in Fine Clothes
Expressed most convincingly in the products
of the great "Ready-to-wear" systems.
The time was when ready-to-wear clothing
occupied second place.
Today ready-to-wear garments sre conceded
a foremost position and are prominent in every
gathering of well dressed men.
The knowledge and experience of half a
century have lifted them to the highest stand
ard of excellence.
Yet habit is strong, and even in thy advanced
age a few continue blindly to follow the custom
tailor phantom, and pay dearly for their prej
udice. Not copied from starched and stiff fashion
plates, but the expressed ideas of the most
skilled workmen. Garments designed for free
dom and greater comfort.
Cut with short full collar and lapels full and
long, with broad, shapely shoulders.
Browns, grays, fancy Scotch mixtures,
blacks, blues and fancy mixtures.
Prices $7.45 to $12.50
REAL WORTH $12.60 TO $26.00.
Just In for Xmas Trade. Whose Wearers Will
They embody the latest grace of Overcoat
form, and are precisely the garments that the
best dressed men in America will be wear
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Overcoat styles of the present season to pos
sess one Is to have the highest merchant tail
oring work and most exclusive materials at
Hand-made Sample Overcoats, varying In
'length from 44 to SO inches with plain backs
or belted backs 33 distinctly different pat
terns. The rich browns and sober grays figure
prominently in the showing.
Prices $7.45 to $12.50
REAL WORTH $12.60 TO $86.00.
The largest stock of high grade Shoes for men, woman and children to be
seen in the city. Prices far below those quoted by exclusive shoe stores.
Get a pair for Christmas.
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these Are the Big Selling: $1-50 Books
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Ths Sea Wolf." by Jsek London.
"Sir Mortimer"' by Mary Johnston.
"Tat tllngs of a Retired Politician." by Forrest Ciisssy.
"God's Good Man." by Maria Coram.
"The High Road," Anonymous.
"Ths Conquest," by Era Emery Dye,
"Diana." by Katharine Holland Brown.
"Robert OaveHer," by William Dana Orcutt.
"Morganatic," by Max Nordau.
'The Man on the Box." by Harold MoOrath.
"A Texas Matchmaker." by Andy Adams.
'The Truants." by A. Hi. W. Mason.
The Eagle's Shadow," by James Branch Campbell.
The Yellow Holly." by Fergus Huns.
"Verglllus," by Irving Bachsllsr.
"Never-Never Land," by Wilson Barrett
"When Wilderness Wss King." by Randall Panish.
"Baccarat," by Frank Danby.
The Soldier of ths Valley," by Nelson Lloyd.
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"Christmas Eve on Lonesome." by John Fox, Jr.,
"Out to OJd Aunt Mary's," by James Whltcomb
"Kitty of ths Roses." by Ralph Henry Barbour;
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"I. I I Gel," by Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Ths New "Gibson" Book, ' Every -Day People"
"Nancy's Country Christmas," by Eleanor Hoyt;
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Rsgular edition, I vols.. Including atlas
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"Romney," a biographical and critical assay, with a
complete catalogue ralsonns of his works, by Hum
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Only 100 copies sr. to be sold In America.
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"Theodore Roosevelt, ths Citizen"
'The Making of an American"....
'Ths Battle With the Slum"
'Ths Children of ths Poor"
'Is there a Santa Clausr
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. The American Nation," by Albert Bushnsll
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