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About The Douglas independent. (Roseburg, Or.) 187?-1885 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 28, 1878)
J come from haunts in marshy land,
I make a sudden sally,
1 bum and ninflr with sprightly ping
Through thoroughfare ami alley.
My merry play to not for day,
I'm sticking to the wall then,
But when in bed you lay your head
Mo idler I'm at all then,
I come hi hosts, and no man boasts
lie te but one proboscis;
Bis flesh f (ting while others sing -
And watch the (tinging process.
He snaps, he flap, he slaps and claps,
But vain i all his cursing;
By spank on flank or cranky yank
Ilia fate he's not reversing.
My legs dewn dangle In the air.
My goggle eye they stick out;
I bite you on the noee, and then
Vour angrv legs you kick out.
You burn, you turn, you durn, nor leam
That while you are thus kicking,
A dozen of us settle down
And glad begin our pricking.
Oh, hark 1 oh, hear ! hew thin and clear
Mv elfln horn is blowing;
At early morn your hom, my friend,
Will charmingly be glowing.
1 lunch, munch, I punch, 1 crunch,
I fly up to the ceiling;
To howls or growls or tow'ls these bowls
Of mine are void of feeling. ,
I have been told that my name should
be Becky Sharpe, after ThackeryB hero
ine. But it is not ; it's Mrs. Reginald
Amberly. I will tell vou how that hap
pened. " '
Part of my early life was not unlike
Becky Sharne's. Like her I was an
amateur teacher in a large . boarding
school snubbed and underpaid and
I learned only to look out for myself. 1
made a study of ways and means for my
advancement. Other girls had assist
ance for advancement in the world ; de
voted relations, rich papas, strict mam
mas, brothers of successful policy. 1
had no such helps, and was 'forced to
help myself. I detested the life I lived,
and I did not mean to line it always, if
my wits could be made to serve me, as I
believed they might.
I had one friend, Kitty Maples, who
1 counted on. and not m vain. I sneak
the word advisedly. , The girl, such is
the law of opposites, was devoted to me,
though I could scarcely bear her, she
was so simple-minded and tedious. J
bore with her, however, because I need
She was the only daughter of ex
ceedingly wealthy people of the city, who
were indulgent to her every whim; of
course every guest of Kitty s was wel
come in their luxurious home, where
visitors were generally of position and
wealth. I meant to spend my vacations
with her, and I soon succeeded.
Kitty thought me witty and talented.
My audacity must have been marvellous,
for I was always a lioness at Maple
House, as the magnificent old estate was
called. In the centre of the city its
wall rose amidst a large garden, full of
fountains, statues and flowers. At
Christmas a large party were always en
I was not pretty but graceful, what
the French call spintuelle : and Kitty,
with her slow, heavy physique and
bread-and-butter school girl air, set me
off to advantage. I was too small, pale
and light for beauty, though I used to
think that with money I could get my
self up very effectively. Money I had
been forced to get alonj without I de
termined that I would not always.
I remember how I lived in those
days, . my head almost bursting and
nerves twitching with my schemes and
plana. But the " mills of the gods grind
plowly," and the weightiest result of my
careful endeavors was a familiarity with
the customs of good society and my
At the end of three years, Mrs. Ma
ples died. Aware that her end was ap
proaching, she called me to her chamber
"Ignatia, I have remembered all my
friends, with some little token of my
good will I earnestly desire your pros
perity, and I believe you will be pros
perous, your talents are so remarkable.
I think some day you will make a bril
liant, and substantial marriage, and I
leave you my sapphire necklace, worn
by me in my youth, to wear on your
wedding day. You have admired it,
and it is very valuable not a more cost
ly gift than you deserve, however. Take
it, and remember Kitty 8 mother s Al
ways be a good friend to my poor Kitty,
I promised warmly, for I was over
come by the magnificence of the gift 1
had seen the necklace in her jewel box,
and had been allowed to try it on or
rather it was clasped about my neck by
Kitty; she and her mother declaring
the effect " charming."
I had coveted, but never dreamed of
possessing it Now that it was mine,
my ambition rose higher than ever, and
I counted upon it3 rareness and beauty
to aid me in making as good a match as
the good lady had wished me.
But even then I did not appreciate
the magnificence of the gift, for I soon
became embarrassed with my riches. In
less than a year after it came into my
possession, I was successively offered six
and eight hundred dollars for it, by jew
elers, who would probably sell it for
twice that sum ; and I was soon warned
by disinterested persons thtt exposure
of it was dangerous to my person. 1
never wore it, for this reason.
After Mrs. Maples' death, however, I
had no occasion. Maples House was
shut up Colonel Maples going abroad,
and taking Kitty.
I would gladly have kept my promise
to devote my friendship to the laiter, for
she was now an heiress ; but she left the
country, and I should have returned to
my drudgery of teaching at Rocklawn
Seminarv. but that I was offered the
r . '
situation of company to a widow lady
residing in the city.
It was better than teaching in the
seclusion of the country, for her house
was frequented by men as well as
She was an attractive person a very
beautiful brunette and perhaps she
reckoned on my style of face and figure
as setting off hers for she was not
. On the Summer following her engage
ment with me, she went down to the
Cape House, at the seashore, for the
season, and of course I accompanied her.
Her motive in going there was to se
cure a wealthy match with a certain
banker, and she secured it
One day she said to me :
V H I were not engaged to Mr.
Goldthwait, I should set my cap for
f Who is Reginald Amberly ? " I
w One of the best matches of the scar
pon, probably, since he has just come
into a fortune of one hundred thousand
dollars, and is young, handsome and dis
tingue. But it's too late for remt "V.
he would hardly suit me. bin rlnr-V
just my style, I look better beside 8 large
norm man, use suit, uoidtnwait;
xes ; and his age makes vou look so
young a mere childa real old man's
darling," I responded. flatterino-1v: for
she was beginning to age, and the idea
" He is sixty iust twice mv vmu-h."
she responded, with , a frank look,
though I knew her to be forty.
" One would never take you to be
thirty," I answered, and left her looking
in the mirror, while I went to my room.
The general balcony ran outside my
windows. Three young ladies, with
arms entwined, were walking outside,
and I soon discovered their conversation
to be on the subject of the expected ar
rival, Mr. lieginald Amberly.
One of them seemed to be acquainted
with the gentleman, and well informed
Screened by the blind, I listened
eagerly to their conversation, and soon
heard enough to convince me that Reg
inald Amberly was certainly a most de
sirable match" as good as he is rich
and , handsome," said one of the girls,
" and entirely without bad habits."
There was no limit to my aspirations.
I should not have attempted the siege,
however, had it not been for one remark
of the girls " He is passionately fond
of gems and jewels."
I felt iny eyes flash like my jewels.
My sapphires !
They were very, costly; they were
rarely beautiful i they were very be
coming to me. ; ,There were scores of
women in the hotel more likely to win
Reginald 'Amberly. but these gave me
one chance, and I determined to take
advantage of it
There were balls al mast nightly at the
Cape House, but I seldom attended
them, as I did not dance and could out
shine nobody in dress. But that night
I went to the balL
I think I looked well in. a dress of
pure white tulle, made high in the neck
to conceal my thin shoulders, and with
my soft hair arranged in shadowy clus
ters about my face, before I put on my
sapphires. But they gave me an air of
elegance which was very striking.
My spirits rose high with delight as I
surveyed myself, preparatory to taking
an arm of Mr. Goldthwait, in company
with Mrs. Clare, and entering the ball
room. My first fear that Reginald Amberly
was not present, but in an instant I
knew that I was mistaken.
The stranger, young and superb in ap
pearance, talking with the leading belle
of the season, must be and was Regin
" Why, Ignatia," cried Mrs. Clare, as
I dropped the mantle from my shoulders
on entering the lighted halL
" Is that the necklace given you by
your old friend " she whispered. "I
never saw anything so magnificent"
Every eye that fell upon me lingered.
I was the object of increasing attention,
but I cared for nothing but to win the
observation of Reginald Amberly.
Such piercing eyes could not long fail
to observe me. I feigned to be talking
earnestly to another admirer of my
sapphires, when I saw his glance fall
upon me, saw him start, and leave his
companions to approach me nearer.
He seemed to think that his eyes
must deceive him, and yet I watched his
handsome face flush with enthusiasm,
and before I could anticipate bis inten
tions he had obtained , an introduction
and stood beside me. V
I forget what was first said, his low,
mellow voice and sunny smile so charmed
me, but I recollect asking him the usual
commonplace, "How do you like the
Cape?" ? j ' - :
"Very much,": he answered. "The
bright eyes of the ladies are equalled
only by their jewels, which is saying a
" Miss Lulu Wayne says you are fond
of jewels, Mr. Amberly."
"I am very and I have, I think, a
very good collection. I have seen many
more valuable than any I possess, but I
have never seen sapphires equaled by
those Miss Berne is wearing1 this
This with an exquisite bow and smile.
" Do you like them 1 " I asked.
" They are exquisite."
' Thank you. I value them partly
because they were given to me by a
friend now dead, whose loss I can never
"A relative, probably 1"
" No. I lost all my relatives all of
them many years ago. My sapphires
were given to me by a lady whose friend
ship was quite disinterested."
I think he had actually not seen me
until now only my sapphires I drop
ped my lids, but saw, beneath my lashes,
his beautiful features soften with sym
pathy as he looked down on my deli
cate profile and clustering hair.
It was but an instant's gaze, but in it
I read his generous and tender nature,
and laid the knowledge by for future use.
"Does Miss Berne dance Shall I
have the pleasure of a quadrille with her?"
I could walk through a quadrille, and,
as Reginald Amberly danced as nobody
else did, bearing his partner with ease
through the most difficult figures, I
danced well that night
But it was my sapphires that kept
him at my side. Kindling eye told me
that they were a constant delight to him.
For the rest I must await further oppor
tunities. But when he said, "I should to com
pare that central sapphire with one 1
have in a ring," I answered graciously :
"To-norrow we will compare them."
That night Mrs. Clare camevto my
"My dear Ignatia, you must take care
how you display your jewels. When
you went down to supper, the very ser
vants noticed them, and one never knows
what kind of people we may be among."
"They are in a steel case attached to
the inside of my trunk," I replied.
"Well, be very careful, or you will be
" The next day I put the case in my
pocket, and went down into the drawing-room.
So well did I understand
that all Reginald Amberly's attention to
me was caused by my sapphires, that I
took pains to wear a dress of similar
style, and scented with the same per
fume. V' ? i - v -. - "-
" You should wear your necklace,
Miss Berne," he said, looking at me
searchinglv, "It is very becoming to
: " Won't these do as well," I asked,
fastening a knot of blue wax flowers at
my throat i
"Almost," he answered, smiling, "I
like flowers nearly as well as jewels."
I handed him the steel case, with tihe
key. In a moment the jewels were
flashing in his hand.
"How magnificeut !" he cried.
He took the ring from his hand, and
we went to a window and carefully com
"This is not as pure as any of yours,"
he said, returning his ring to his finger.
"I am going to ask a favor," he added.
"Will you grant it?"
"If I can," I answered. "What is it?"
'Put on the necklace, and sit here in
I laughingly consented, and then he
clasped the sapphires around my neck,
and placed a chair for me so that the af
ternoon sun fell on my bust
"You look like a fairy princess !" he
cried. "I wish I were an artist, that I
could paint you and keep the picture
"Another favor," he said at parting,
"Instead of Miss Berne, I beg leave to
call you Titania."
"Granted," I said gaily, as I sprang
away, while the supper bell rang.
I returned the steel case to my trunk,
fastened the guard, and locked the trunk.
I was sitting upon the piazza that
evening, at dusk, when a musical voice
"Of course Titania likes moonlight.
Will she come down on the shore ? I
have a shawl for you," Reginald Amber
ly said, as I rose.
I took his arm, and we strolled down
"I have been wishing that you would
tell me something of your history," he
said, soon; "for I am haunted with the
idea that your name is familiar."
I demurred. What could I tell him
but that I was a drudging school teacher
or a paid dependent? nothing engaging.
"Stay ! " he cried suddenly. "Did
you ever know Kitty Maples, of New
"Kitty dear Kitty'" cried I. "In
deed I do. Her mother gave me my
Ah, how indulgent fortune had be
come ! He had heard flattering tales of
me from Kitty; whom he had met in
London, and Kitty was his cousin. Ah,
now, we were friends indeed ! '
It was past ten o'clock when we came
up from the beach. The waltz music
was throbbing in the dancing hall;
waiters were going to and fro with trays
and pitchers of ice water; couples were
flirting in corners and on the stairs.
I went directly to my room and
locked the door.
Removing my dress, I put on a white
dressing sacq'e, and sat down before
the mirror. ' -
While I sat alone, thinking, I sudden
ly smelled tobacco.
I felt myself grow pale as I rose to
my feet Hastily knotting up my hair,
I went to my trunk, and applying the
key, turned it and unfastened the steel
case containing my sapphires from its
I trembled with apprehension as I
tmclasped it, bu my fear was needless.
The transparent blue flashed in my face;
I had not been robbed. ,
But as I rose from the trunk, after
fastening it, my glance fell below the
edge of bed,' and every nerve of my
body stiffened like steel, and then re
laxed, leaving me too weak to stand upon
my feet I clutched at the tall back of
an easy chair for support ,
It had been a quick, side-long glance,
but it had revealed to me a man's face,
with wicked, watching eyes, lying close
to the carpet under my bed.
What to do 1 - I remembered to be
natural. With my face flaming scarlet
with excitement, I commenced hastily
searching my drawers and boxes.
" Oh, dear, I must have left them in
the parlor I " I muttered, in a barely
audible voice. "And I am afraid to go
down, it is so late and lonesome s i
added "But I must go."
There was no one on the stairs, and it
we s not the watchman's battered hat
and dusty coat that my dilated eyes fell
upon, but a lithe, noble and elegant fig
ure, that of Reginald Amberly.
"Titania," he said, quickly, " I could
not go to sleep without coming to tell
you to be careful."
"There is a robber in my room, under
the bed ! " I screamed, and fell headlong
into his arms in a dead faint
The first words I heard on my resto
ration were :
"Poor little angel ! "
Reginald Amberly had carried me
down to parlors, and was bathing my
face with ice water. He was smooth
ing back my disheveled hair and kissing
my lips. '
Little ! Why not ? As his wife I am
a little sunbeam of content and cheer. I
no longer practice wiles, nor . have de
signs upon unsuspecting parties, fori
have no need. I am as innocent and
harmless as he thinks me a little angel,
The hidden wretch proved to be Mrs.
Clare's coachman. He was easily se
cured and appropriately punished.
I spent a few hours at two of these
at Cynthiana and at Lexington. I
must say I never realized how beautiful
a creature a horse could lie before.
They looked like a flying things, these
glorious Kentucky horses, darting
around the track, their satin smooth
coats and long, silken manes and tails
shining in the sun. How they shook
their matchlessly graceful heads, the
beauties ! and dashed forward with their
strong, curved forelegs, at the word go.
They seemed, somehow, to understand
exactly what they were about, and to
know what was expected of them, and
put forth their mightiest efforts accord
ingly. I am sure they did. The fastest
I saw was at Cynthiana, by Orange Girl,
time 2:27. Two other trotters were ex
hibited that were nearly as fast Horses
such as these are valued in Kentucky at
from five to ten thousand dollars, and
they appear to be more plenty than black
berries are over there just now.
You should have seen, too, the un
rivaled display of horsemanship. A
Kentuckian rides like the gods, or like
a Centaur, who didn't ride at all, but
was part of his horse. It is a very pos
sible fact, as they say, when a little nig
ger jockey misses a horse race, his
blue-blooded Bourbon master takes him
to one side, and beats him nearly to
death. Some gentle-faced Kentucky
ladies told me that for a fact, although
they may have been merely chffiang my
Yankee ignorance. I say I don't know
whether this is true, as another life-long
resident of thts State told me in his be
lief it was, that the young men of Ken
tucky are the most profligate set of
youths in this country. ' But I do
feel absolutely cetain that there are no
more handsome, graceful riders on the
continent than these horse-racing Ken
tueklaub. I am truly sorry for their
sins, and I hope they'll repent, but such
magnificent horseback . riding I never
e Kentuckian loves his horse a lit
tle b :tter than his God, but he does not
care greatly for the small trash made
mucl of at Northern fairs. The display
of fr nits and flowers are shabbily poor
at L exington. You can see a better
one uny Summer morning in the Cin
cinnati market. But I did not miss
so much, because of the horses I
told vou of. After beholding them, my
chief I heart's desire was to see with mv
own eyes the beautiful women of the
sacrei I soil of Kentuck. I was disap-;
point id. This is the plain truth as it
appears to me. Girls everywhere are
pretty. The Blue Grass girls are just
as pretty as they are everywhere else;
neithi t more nor less so. For the rest,
they Jress themselves very nicely and
carefi Uy, paint themselves about four
times as much as any other girls in
these United States, and lace themselves
to des .th, as only country girls can lace.
Lord, how those young ladies were
squeezed in, it was distressing to look
at tin in, for it kept the observer pain
fully wondering how they ever found
room in their stomachs for that modi
cum of fried chicken which is necessary
to the support of life. Maybe they take
off their corsets and lay in a good square
meal every night just before they go to
bed. It's bad for digestion, though, to
I woidd not be so mean as to reveal
the secrets of my sex as concerning
paint and pearl powder, if, in this case,
they took any pains to conceal the mat
ter themselves. The Blue Grass beau
ties do not take such pains. They dab
white lead powder all over their faces
in little pats or patches ' quite as thickly
as if they were to rub their faces in a
flour barrel, and leave it so. They dab
a huge splotch of red paint on their
cheeks, and then draw a veil over it allj
The Kentucky beauties have nice
features, and beautiful, delicate hands
and feet But the inevitable results of
their tight lacing and with plastering
their faces with poisonous cosmetics is
that they are sal low, wrinkled old
women at thirty. They may hang me
with their corset laces if they like, but
the truth is the truth. A woman who
takes care of her health and her mind,
will be as beautiful at thirty-five as she
is at twenty. It is a fact the young
ladies of Bcmrbondom, as well as else
where, do not seem to learn. Kentucky
Corr. Cincinnati Commercial.
THE DRlti TRADE.
uodub, pi vis in co;, THB LCADINS HOF8B IS TUB ai'HI
fTISS OX Till SOUTHWEST COAST SI RPA88IX0 15 Till EX
TENT OF ITS STOCK TUB WHOLKSALS K8TABI4BHMKMT8 OF
RAN FRANCISCO THEIR .NEW OX'ARTERS, TUBS RKLA-
'. TIOSS, ETC. .
(From the Daily Oregonian.) ' " '
It has been a well established and well and widely
known fact that for some years the bouses of Hodge,
Calef ii Co., Hodge, Snell & Co., and Smith and Davis,
and T. A. Davis & Co., all of which were really but two
Anna, were the foremost houses in the drug business
north of San Francisco, and in the appointments of
their respective places of business, their extensive ac
quaintance and entire reliability in the trade were sec
ond to none on the Pacific coast. Accordingly, when
it was announced some months ago that Hodge, Snell
& Co. and T. A. Davis and Co. had combined their
stocks, the public was well prepared to expect one of
the largest establishments of the kind ever opened in
Portland. As we expect to show further on in this
article, this firm is ready to fulfill all the expectations
of the public and the trade.
Shortly after the combination of the two firms under
the style of -... ..'': - - ,
, HODOB, DAVIS CO.,
The erection of the large fire proof building on the site
of the old Cosmopolitan Hotel, at the corner of Stark
and front streets, for their occupancy was commenced
and carried on with dispatch to completion. The build
ing itself, which is a twe-atory brick, 60x160 feet, with
stone foundation and a commodious, well lighted and
well ventilated cellar, has been heretofore described in
our columns and, suffice it to say here, that it is better
adapted to the purpose had in view in its construction
tiian almost any other building in our city. While it
might not be called the finest or most elegant in its
finish it is doubtless one of the most substantial and
best business structures among the many notable ones
which adorn the commercial emporium of the north
The firm has just finished the task of moving their
immense stock, and are now fairly established in their
new quarters, which are well worthy public inspection
as demonstrating the growth of this branch of the
commerce of this country. The system with which the
goods are arranged for convenience in inspection and
selection by their customers is worthy of notice, and
cannot fail to attract attention from those who tron
ize the house Immediately on the right of the en
trance on Front Street is the
CHEMICAL DEPARTMENT, -Where
the goods of this character are displayed in pro
fusion, in small and large packages, so that customers
can examine them with the utmost convenience and
completeness. The stock in this department is quite
full, and embraces everything that is required by the
trade, the enumeration of even a small portion of which
would fill more space than is afforded us here. Dealers
in these articles of extensive use will find the most ad
mirable opportunity afforded for examining and solicit
ing. TUB PROPKIKTART AXD PATENT MEDICINB
department is in the rear on the right, and is so ar
ranged mat access to all tne goods in it is most easy.
The stock here is also Very varied and extensive, es
pecially of those medicines, the value of which as
remedies for many of the ills to which flesh is heir, has
been fully established, the firm being agents for all the
standard preparations in this line. Crossing to the left
hand side in the rear, we come to
THE OLABS DEPARTMENT,
In which the stock is now the largest and most com
plete ever seen in Oregon, embracing, as it docs, all the
sizes used in the admission of light or ornamentation
of buildings, from 8x10 to 40x72 inches; 18, 21 and 2fl
oz. and plate. The trade of the firm in this article is
very large, and they have arrangements with manufac
turers by which the growing demands of this country
can be exactly met and prices more advantageous to
buyers than can be obtained elsewhere on the coast.
Everything in this department is also arranged for easy
access to and convenient examination. On the left side
of the main entrance are the
PA1KTS, OILS, VARS1SIIEB, ETC..
Which embrace a very arge proportion ot tbe immense
stock of goods in the firm's establishment. In fact the
displai in this line, though quite sufficient to fill a good
sized store, is comprised of samples only of what they
have on the large upper floor and the cellar below by
hundreds of tons. The varied assortment of paints and
varnishes is complete, and the stock is kept constantly
full, so that no buyer can possibly need or call for any
article or any particular quality or brand that they are
not able to furnish to any required quantity from a
gallon to a ton or more. They have the celebrated
Averill and Kubber prepared paints, which have at
tained to such an immense sale throughout the world,
and which deserve the praise bestowed upon them be
cause of their acknowledged excellence. These paints
are put up in packages ot all sizes and in Ue most eon
venit nt forms for use. Both brands are considered No.
1, and they are notorious rivals for public favor. Other
paints and tub paints are also kept in great assortment.
t OOODS IN BULK.
The above departments as described are arranged
principally for the exhibition of samples, the goods be
ing stored mostly in the central part of the store from
front to rear; and though we find here ship loads of
commodities of every description found in such an es
tablishment, all are most readily accessible and con
veniently arranged for handling. The idea of the mem
bers of the firm is to carry such a stock of goods in then
line, and to afford such opportunities to dealers to pro
cure every article demanded by the trade of the Nort h
Pacific coast as will make it apparent that buying stocks
in San Francisco, or purchasing from agents or drum
mers of San Francisco houses, is unnecessary and un
wise as a piece of business economy. Hodge, Davis &
Co. have now such business relations as enable them to
mako.it to (he advantage of dealers throughout Oregon
and WashinKton and Idaho Territories to buv all their
supplies here. The stock kept is such that purchases
may as nuuie 01 just sucn goous ana in just such quan
tities as are needed, without the risk of having- to taka
more tha is necessary, or of a quality that is not
wanted when buying of drummers of bouses abroad.
The enterprise of Messrs. H. D. & Co., besides being ;
wvh; " c iiuuiv csMbutuuiujent, unserves
well of the retail drug trade of the eountrv and dtv. aa
meeting a want which baa not heretofore been near so
Embracing counting room, business and private office,
is situated in the centel of the first floor, south side.
and is finely furnished, well lighted and altogether tbe
largest, must cvnveaieut ui arrangement jam compitlj
In apppolntments In the city. Opposite the office on
the north side is the grand stairway leading to the
This stairway is quite elaborately constructed, tha
newel posts and balusters being elegantly carved and
ornamented. , On the second floor is found further dis
plays of the large stock, such as fancy goods, surgical
instruments, trusses, druggists' seahs and glassware,
elixirs, extracts and assavers' goods. A special depart
ment, enclosed in glass frame work, is set apart for the
large stock of fancy goods, surgical instruments and
such other articles as require to be kept free from dust.
The firm carry but a limited stock of fancy goods of the
cheaper class, but they have a full line of fine goods of
this character, and offer them to the trade at moderate
prices for the qua ity. Their assortment of druggists'
bales and glassware is larger and more complete than
was ever before brought to this market, and well merits
the attention of this trade.
An apartment on this floor is also to be fitted ip at a
laboratory, which when finished will add to the general
completeness of the establishment
The packers' department on the first floor is also com
plete in its appointments and furnished with everything
necessary to the large business of the firm in packing,
marking and shipping goods.
The cellar, in which is stored vast quantities of oils of
every kind and other goods in bulk, is the most spacious
and well lighted in the city.
MBMURR8 OF THB FIRM. ;
The firm of Hodge, Davis & Co. consists of Charles
Hodge, T. A. Davis, Geo. W. Snell and F. K. Arnold, all
wel 'known to the business public as thoroughly reli
able, accommodating gentlemen, and their patrons, we
are sure, will find that every article sold by them will
be just of the character which they represent it. Their
design is to carry an a wholesale business fnr the future,
and the bnsis upon which they are established insures a
large increase of their already flourishing trade.
As a purely vegetable family remedy
Plunder's Oregon Blood Purifier cannot
be surpassed. It regulates the bowels,
liver and kidneys. Removing all
scrofula and impurities from the blood.
Buy it, try it
Davidson Brothers, of Portland, Ore
gon, are leading in the Photographic
business, and have reduced the price of
card photos to $1 50, and cabinets to
$3 per dozen. Their landscape, exterior
and interior views excel everything.
E. J. Northrup & Co., of Portland
have removed into their new store on
the comer of First and Main streets,
where they have opened out their new
stock of Carriage and Wagon material,
and are doing a fine business. "
The Willamette Fever sod Ague Mixture
Prepared expressly for thL climate by
Messrs Pf under & Co., Portland, has
been found to lie the best Fever and
Ague medicine ever offered to the citi
zens of Oregon. All druggists have it
The sales of Singer Sewing Machines
are wonderfully large. Last year the
Company sold 282,812 Machines. Such
enormous sales are the best recommend
the Machine could have. '
Bunyan sang "He that is down need
fear no falL" Oh, yes; but if he's down
with the rheumatism, it's just the fall
that makes him shiver. .
Bereaved parents, who send in a long
and very " flattering piece of obituary
poetry, ask, "J)o you think we could
add anything morel" Yes you might
add a five dollar bill as a guaranty of
good faith. .. '. "
t-T la making ny larchase or In
writing; la respomoe to anjr advertise
ment In tbla taper yon will pleaute men
tion tbe n Rue of the paper.
DIRECT PROM EUROPE.
The Finest and Largest Stock of Genuine
Meerschaum and Amber Goods
Ever brought to this Market. Also,
GERMAN, FRENCH AND ENGLISH BRIER PIPES,
-A.t X" G. SMITH'H,
Corner Front and Stark Streets, Portland, Oregon.
Coter's Employment Agency,
Furnishes HELP of all Kirfdg FREE OF CHARGE.
M3T Correspondence Solicited.
J. R. COKER, Portland, Oregon.
Oregon Standard Soap Works,
. IRVING dc WEBB, Proprietor,
The only steam factory north of San Francisco. Send
for circular and price list. -
Wholesale Candy Manufacturers,
US First Street.
FACTOR7-23 Alder Street, adjoining Odd Fellows'
Hall, Portland, Oreg in. ,
EYERDIXG A FARRELL.,
Grain and all Kinds of Produce,
for. Front and Alder Kts., Portland, Or.
Oreg-on and Washington..... . . 50
Washington or Orejron, single . 1 OO
These Maps are strongly and handsomely made, in
pocket form, and are made from Government surveys,
complete, to June 1st, 1878. Address
: J. K. GILL II CO., Portland.
A B E L L,
No. 167 and 169 First Street
t r - . V
FOR SEASON 1878-79
Send for Oar Jfew Tatalog-ne.
Seth Luelling & Son,
HTILLi TAKE TITT3 LEAD.
Sold in 1877,
Being- 20.49S more Iban sold In any pre
Save money and buy the BEST.
" Try SINGER before buying any other.
The Singer filfg Co.,
)8 First Street. Portland.
J. A. 8THOWHHIDGE,
. Direct Importer and Dealer in
LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS,
No, 141 Front Btn Portland, Or.
1856. KHAPP, BUBBBIil-
THE CELEBRATED B AID! F
This cut represents the BAIN TIIIMBLE-SKEIX WAGON, medium size, com
plete, with Top Box, Roller Brake and fpringr Beat. The Bain Wagon is so well
known to the farmers and freighters of Uiis coast that it seems needless for us to
say anything in its praise. He hare sold them for the past thirteen years, and
warranted every one sold, and the total claims for defective material or workman
ship during that time have not amounted to one cent on each wagon sold. This
fact speaks louder than anything we can say in their praise. The
, Patent bkeia Tightener,
On the Bain Wagon is a valuable Improvement, and is on no other wagon. For
the coming season all farm wagons will have the new
Pateut Oil Tubes with Brass Screw Caps,
Which avoid the necessity of taking off the wheels Umil the axles an arrange men
which teamsters will fully appreciate. We feel safe in assertini; that thure is no
other wagon In the market that will compare with the Bain as now made, in qualit)
of materia! used, and in compk-Unese and excellency of workmanship. Our
wagons are made to order, especially for our trade, and we pay extra to have all
the timber extra sblkcted out of thoroughly seasoned stock. All the wheels are
put through soaked in boiling linseed oil before setting of tires, making shrink
age impossible. Mr. Bain does this in a more thorough manner than some others,
who simply make a pretense of doinir it, and make the application, ii at all, only in
"honuEpathic doses.'' The wood work, tires and irouinir are extra haw. hut it t.hn
same time everything is well priH)rtioned. We challenge the moat critical com parison with any and every other make of wavon, and While w lio not claim to fell tha
encapest wagon, as tar as dollars and cents are concerned, we do claim to null as good a wagon as can be made, and one that will prove the chea wet in the end.
t-S" Send for Circular and Price Lists.
OREGON HACK OR FOUR SPRING WAGON.
GUARANTEED TO BE THE BEST HACK
THE LARGEST STOCK. THE BEST ASSORTMENT.
The Oldest and Leading House in the Trade and Prices always
T. a. Davis,
010. W. SKRLL,
T. K. aBNOUI.
HODGE, DAVIS & CO.,
AND JOBBERS OF
Window Glass, Oils,
Nos. 92 and 94 Front Street.
8an Fraxtrlsew Office lis Front Street.
Sew York Office 36 Piatt Street.
HAVING JUST MOVED INTO OUR NEW STORE
at the above location, we are now better pre
pared than ever to meet the wants of onr patrons.
Oar facilities for business are not surpassed bv those
of any firm o the coast. Our store is new, built espe
cially for us, and with a view solely to the proper dis
play and handling; of our goods. Our Stock Is large and
complete in all its branches. In
Drugs and Patent Medicines,
We carry a complete assortment, adding a!I new rem
edies as fast as they appear.
We have opened
Druggists' Snndries Department
Complete in all its appointment We have many Nov
elties in the way of
That must be seen to be appreciated.
We would call particular attention to our stock of
Counter Balances and Druggists'
By far the finest ever brought to this market.
We also offi new and fine line of SHELF WARE,
and can furnish a full outfit of
GLASS LABELED BOTTLES,
At short notice. To any one wishing to start a new
store, or to replace old ware with new, it is a great ad
vantage to have the bottles labeled at the Factory, thus
insuring the perfect fit of each label.
In White Leads, Mixed Paints, Colors,
Brushes and Painters' Stock
Of all kinds, we have an assortment far surpassing any
thing ever shown in Portland.
We make a specialty of
And buyin our Stock at first hands can offer superior
inducements to all who deal in them.
We also carry a very large stock of
Embracing all the leading Brands, and we offer them at
prices which cannot be beaten. In
We are preiwred to fill orders for 18 and 26ox, or plate.
We have a Stock covering all sizes from SxlO to
40x72, and shall be glad to furnish estimates, or any
Corner Third und F Ktreets,
Near the Steamship landings and Railroad Depots,
THIS SPLENDID NEW BRICK HOTEL WILL BE
open to the traveling public on and after August
Lewiston & Fretland, Proprietors
(Late of Minnesota Bouse.)
Will spar no pains nor expense to make this house
THE BEST HOTEL, IJr PORTLAND.
SOLE AGENTS FOR THE UNRIVALLED
STAN DAK D AKD F.STE1 ORGANS,
D. W. PRENTICE & CO.,
Music Dealers, Portland, Oregon.
GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES.
J. SIMON & CO., .
. Dealers ia
Doors, Windows, Blinds and Glass
WEIGHTS, CORDS AND PULLEYS, i,
13S Front SU. bet. Waahlnrtoa a Alder.
j41m PORTLAND, OREOON.
and Ash Streets, Portland, Oregon,
Ss2 I ' Kwasa zm ex
'-: AND :
EXPORTERS OF WHEAT, FLOUR, SALMON AND LU2IBEB,
PARTICULAR ATTENTION GIVEN TO CONSIGNMENTS OP WHEAT, FLOCB AND WOOL, UPON
which we make libera, cash advances.
' JA3L,S0, , '.,'.:
Agents for Oregon and Washington Territory for the following:
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES:
Imperial, of London, .London, of London, .
Northern, of London, Queen, tf Liverpool.
AGG REG RATE CAPITAL, 33,0 CO, COD,
Deposit in Oregon $200,000 TJ. at. Bonds.
OFFICES 29 and 31 Front Street, 28 and 30 First Street, Portland, Ogsi
- and 202 Sacramento Street, San Francisco. J
Pacific Slope Agency
BUILDERS OF THE
Bolting- C'lotb, Smntters, Spirtorn, Parlflers, Brian Diiater. Beltlngr, Baeheta,
stud Mill FarnlhliiKS) Generally.
Correspondence invited from those contemplating building or repairing. Send for Catalogue and Price List.
ALUS & CLACK, Agents,
. P.O. Box 528. Ko. 10 Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
C. II. 9IEUSSDORFFER.
Manufacturer, Importer and Wholesale and Retail
Dealer In -
HATS AND CAPS.
. Portland, Oregon.
WHOLESALE AND FACTORY 151 Front Street.
RETAIL 162 First Street.
No. 8. Hail to the Chief No. 8.
WHEELER & WILSON.
THE NEW No. S, STRAIGHT NEEDLE, BACK
Feed, Lock Stitch
Is prononnee by the people everywhere to he the Rest
Familr Machine in use.
t-T Machines sold on the note and Installmentplan.,
A Liberal. JDiscount Itor C(ni
95 Third Street, Portland, Ogn.
F. W. GODARD,
No. 8. No. 8.
"BOSH OF THE ROAD,"
"PVEALER IN ALL THE Afe.wj'r AaU 'K...tHFJ?F
17 brat.da of Cigars and Tobacco, Fruit and Candies,
at 63 North First street, L. Higgim old stand, next to
Oregon Hotel, Portland, Oregon. . ' -
13 -A. G- S ! ,
NEW AND SECOND HAND
Qrftin Baku, QaxaGi
For Sale in lots to suit by '
WM. 8. SIBSON, '
S1J Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
giF Sand for price. . ' w .
THE PORTLAND SANITARIUM
Corner Taylor and Heeond Mta.
Is now open, under tbe medical supervision of
, And the general management of the
'" SET. W. C. t HATTIJf, t .:
THE CELEBRATED BALSAMIC" VAPOR BATH
. cures diseases which cannot be reached by ordi
nary means, Rheumatism, f ever and Ague, Asthma,
Bronchitis incipient paraljsisand Female Complaint
The establishment is tilted np regardless of expense lor
Um comfort of patients. ua loud females in attend
anca. Baths of all dwcripUous can be had. Wonderful
results are oeug aauy oDtainea oy Ibis new treatment.
Description and Prices.
Size No. i. Patent wheels, three feet eight inches
and four feet tw inches high. Solid collar axles, oos
and one-eighth inches; plain bed, with patent round
corners; two steps; tup of o-idy bound with iron;
leather dash; two cushioned seafci, with lazy backs; with
pole and ratchet brake. Capacity, 800 pounds. Price, .
with patent wheels, f200.
. Sizs No. 3. Solid collar axles, one and one-fourth
inches; same style and finish as ze 2. Capacity, 1,000
po'nda. Price, $210. :
Size No. 4. One and three-eighths inch solid coll
axles; same fittings as other. Capacity, 1,500 pounds.
Price, with patent wheels, 230. -
Same wagon with longer bed and three (eats, 1230.
THE LEADING MACHINES.
at the Lowest Living Rates.
TO MILLERS !
of Edw. P. Allis & Co.i
(JangtE'gersj . ;
Sar Mardrels, P
Circular Saw Mills,
$30. PRICE $30.
"A Stitch In Time Have Nine.',
THE WOPLD RENOWNED
WILSON SEWING MACHINE;
The Best in Use.
THIS MACHINE IS ONE-FOURTH FASTER THAJT
, any jther, and iu capacity ia unlimited, it re
ceived the highest award at the Vienna and Centennial
Expositions, and at tbe Oregon State Kair.
The Wilson Mendinz Attachment
Fordoing- nil Kind of Repairing wltn.
Given Free with Each Machine.
John B. Garrison, Agent,
..." -t wvcm -eg t rwt
13TXEEDLES for all Machines, Fifty cents per doted.
$30. PRICE $30.
M. Franklin Bro. & Co.,
185 Ffmt street.
Next door to First National Bank., ;
Dry Goods Mouse.
PIIJ?801 TO CALL ROUND AND EI-
.n'the!f . Will deduct frrm 10 to per
cent on every dollar in chanson to ot!r nouset
Send for catalogue with price list, free of postage. "
Special inducements to Dry Goods Store.
C8E NONE BUT THE '
COLUMBIA COAL OIL,,
THE BEST IN THE MARKET."
f H. ACKEBMAX A CO.,
, Sole Agent for the North Pacific Coast,
and 8 North Front Street, Portland, Ogn.
- W hay ten stood reliable astomer
wh want to rent farina land
aharett fr the next aeaaon. Pa rtiea tsar.
land which they ,iah tt rent ar
leaae will do well t send oa their ad
D. IT. "TEAKS Jk CO.