THE PENSACOLA' JOURNAL, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 191iJ
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Wttsnn. Ptrker & Reese Co. I "Everything to Wear" I Watson, Parker & Reese Co.
Make Your Boy Happy This Christmas !
Ladles'; Fitted Seat Gases
In black finish, beautifully lined with silk and containing a
White Ivory Toilet Set-ari ideal gift Step in today and see for
yourself. . i - . J . - - . - .
are standard. They
are built for service
and defy the bag
gage smasher. -
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clothes and pay for
themselves m a n y
times over by sav
ing pressing bills.
Whatever your needs in leather goods
a leather purse or a bill fold, a satchel
or a suitcase, or any type of trunk we
can supply you, at moderate prices.
We keep our stocks full and complete
so that the choosing may always be good.
We fully know that it is necessary to
meet the needs and preferences f many
people and we are ready.
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NOTED IN SHOPPERS CHRIST.
Retailed at Wholesale Prices
Large shipment oranges, doz. . . . . . .
Oranges, per box. . . ... .... . . . . . . .
English walnuts, per lb. .... . . . : . . .
Nice pecans, per lb. . . . . .....
Large pecans, per IK. . .' . . . . . .... .
Sugar, per lb..
Young Chickens and Hens
No. 1 Continued From
Cash and Carry Store.
San Francisco. L03 Angreles, Atlanta,
Charleston. Little Rock, . Cincinnati,
Indianapolis and Butte Increased 3
percent, each Birmingham, Portland
Me;,- Houston. Memphis, and New
Tork Increased 4 per cent, each. Dal
las Increased 5 per , cent and Mobile
T per cent. .. r '
Lhiring the year 'period, from No
vember, 1918 to November 1919, Min
neapolis howed the greatest increase
or 11 per cent. Three cities decreased
as compared -with a year ago, as fol
lows: Baltimore 2 per cent; Newark,
l,per cent; and New Haven, less than
five-tenths of 1 per cent.
As-compared with the average ex
penditure for the year 1913, all cities
increased from SO per cent In L103 An
geles to 104 per cent in Birmingham.
Five cities, other than BlrminghamTIn
cr eased 100 per cent ? or over, as fol
lows; Washington 100 per cent; Rich
mond. Detroit, and Charleston. 101
per cent, each; and Memphis 102 per
cent. ' Boston increased 89 per cent;
Philadelphia, 92 per cent; New York,
95 per cent;' Baltimore and St. Louis,
90 per-cent; each; Chicago, 94 per cent
New Orleans, 90 per cent; and San
Francisco, 77 per cent. '
All comparisons are based on the
average retail price and on the average
family consumption of the following
articles; Sirloin steak, round steak,
Christmas buying and giving this
season' has been the greatest in the
history of Pensacola, according to the
local merchants and ; the goods that
moving most, are of the best quality
and of the more elaborate designs.
There is an unfilled demand for goods
that are useful and that will give ser
vice and the stocks are being cleaned
out in all stores. " -
Many of the retail ,stores have sold
out theirx entire Christmas goods and
are supplying late shoppers by daily
express shipments and other stores
that thought the'y had a full stock are
finding it hard to supply the demand.
Toys and temporary presents are
being taken rapidly, but the presents
that show the greatest move are ones
that are -durable and useful. The fur
niture houses are doing an unprece-
Then tendency of money being
plentiful is noticeable in the banks
and they have the largest de
posits in their history. Everywhere
the majority of the people have made
preparations in advance for their
Christmas shopping and have done
away with the congested, last minute
shopping that usually marks the
dented business and the music houses
are selling all their stock to the
Christmas shoppers. Phonographs,
probably their most notable gifts, are
a general sample xf the Christmas
shopping. Heretofore the small ma
chines were in demand, but this year
the larger machines and cabinets are
most wanted. The records show the
same tendency as the machines. The
higher class records, ... the parts of
grand opera, classical music and in
strumental are the records that are
most in demand.
But musical presents are not the
only ones that show the upward trend
of the Christmas giving. The furni
ture houses are also selling the pres
ents , that are worth while. ... The de
.rnahd In this line is for the same high
grade material. The dainty furniture,
the furniture of finish and distinction
is what the people want and what they
are getting to. give.'
Clothing houses give the same story.
Most of the clothing stores say that
the people.' are giving presents of
clothing andNw'earing apparel this year
instead of the temporary gifts that
they usually give. The women's and
men's apparel houses say that ; the
rush this year nas been the greatest
they have ever had and - their stocks
are being cleaned. All shoppers want
the best and will give this class of
The Jewelry stores tell the same
story that the public is not buying
the usual cheaper grade of. jewelry
for presents." It demands the best and
the most useful for presents; and the
jewelry stocks are being cleaned of
high-grade goods that are usefuL
Is your boy going to be fortunate enough to get one of these suits or overcoats for
Christmas ? Only late yesterday afternoon did this lot come in and they are already
out of their cases and waiting for you to come in and look them over. There are clothes
for the little fellows as well as the older boys. .
For the Little Folks
In velvets, pan velvets, serge, worsted and cordu
roy, sizes 3 to 8; in Russian blouse, middy blouse,
Dutch sailor, norfolk and Oliver Twist effects.
$7 to $12
These are in belted and plain styles, both single
and double breasted. There are plain and fancy
cashmeres, worsteds, thibets, chincilla and whip
cord; sizes 3 to 12.
There is also a wide variety of suits and overcoats for the
boys between the ages of 9 ard 20 years. --.:- r
j 188 for October and 192 for Novem
ber, a percentage Increase or 2 per
cent, which makes the cost the same
as it was in August, the previous high
water mark during the six-year period
rib roast, chuck roast, plate beef, pork
chops, bacon, ham, lard, hens, flour
cornmeal, eggs, butter, milk, bread
potatoes, suger, cheese, rice, coffee,
According to reports received by the
bureau of labor statistics of the United
States department of labor from retail
dealers in 50 cities the retail cost of
22 staple food articles increased two
per cent in November -a compared
with October. The foods upon which
this comparison is based are: Sirloin
steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck
roast; plate beef, pork chops, bacon,
ham, lard, hens, flour, cornmeal, eggs,
butter, milk, bread, potatoes, suger,'
cheese, -rice, coffee and tea.
The articles which increased during
the month from October to November
were: eggs, 13 per cent; onions and
sugar, 10 per cent each; raisins, 9 per
cent; butter, 6 per cent; storage eggs
and prunes, 4 per cent, each; canned
salmon, fresh milk, and potatoes, 3
per cent, each; rice and bananas, 2
per cent, each; evaporated milk, oleo
margarine, cheese, lard, crisco, .bread,
flour -and macaroni 3 per cent each;
tea and coffee less than five-tenths of
1 per cent. Nut margarine cornmeal
rolled oats cornflakes cream of wheat
cabbage canned peas and tomatoes re
mained the same price as in October.
The following articles decreased in
price: ?ork chops, 5. per cent; ham, 4
per cent; bacon, 3 per cent; round
steak, plate beef, hens, navy beans,
and "oranges, 2 per cent, each; sirloin
steak, rib roast, chuck roast," lamb
baked beans, and canned corn, 1 per
cent,- each. .-; . -.;
The average family expenditure for
these 22 articles Increased 5 per cent
during the year from November 191S
to November 1919.; The articles which
increased during this year period were:
Onions, 73 per cent; prunes 64 per
cent; coffee 5a - per cent; raisins 44
per cent; rice 26 per cent; potatoes 18
per cent; 1 sugar' 16 per cent; canned
salmon and storage eggs 14 per cent;
butter 13 per cent;v flour 10 per cent;
strictly fresh, eggs 9 per cent; fresh
milk cheese and lard "6 per cent; tea
5 per cent; bread 4 per cent; and corn
meal 2 per cent. ' The articles which
decreased were: Navy beans, 14 per
cent: plate beef 18 per. cent; bacon
13 per cent; chuck roast 12 per cent;
round steak and rib roast 6 per cent;
lamb 5 per cent; ham 4 per cent; sir
loin steak and pork chops 3 per cent;
and hens less than five-tenths of 1
For the six -year period, November
1913 to November 1919, the increase In
the cost of the 22 articles of food, com
bined, was 84 per cent. Articles which
increased more than 100 per cent were:
Rice, 102 per cent; bread, 104 per cent;
potatoes, 105 per cent; cornmeal, 113
per cent; - flour 124 per cent; lard
129 per cent and sugar 131 per cent.
' Based on the average price for the
year 1913 as 100 the retail price index
number for the 22 - articles of food,
combined, for the United States, was
MEXICAN "WEST POINT"
TO BE REOPENED SOON
Mexico City, Dec. 23. -The military
j college of Chapultepec, the West Point
of Mexico, will be reopened during the
first week In January next after being
, closed since 1914. This school up to
the moment that the kaleidoscope
change of political events in the re
public made its operation impossible.
was reckoned as one of the best, its j
faculty being recruited ; from Mexican
. military, men who had received their j
training in similar military academies J
; In Europe and the United States. I
GAMBLING THE j
Jaurez, Hex., Dec 23. Gambling is
the national curse of Mexico, accord- ;
ing to General Marcelino Murrieta, ;
collector of customs, at this port.
"If Americans who come over to'
Jaurez get the idea that all Mexico is
' like this, we have no one to blame but
ourselves, said General Murrieta re
cently. "Today Juarez "is scarcely
more than a cluster of saloons and j
gambling houses." j
Must a Child
Pallor, "Tired-outness" and
Poor Appetite ' Almost Al
ways Remedied by Pepto-Mangan.
We will make no deliveries on Christ
mas day, so that our employes can enjoy the
day with their families. Stores will kindly
govern themselves accordingly by supplying
their wants on Wednesday, like they do on
A MERRY XMAS TO ALL
PLAIN VIEW BAKERY.
, It Builds Up the Blood and Thus
: Improves the Appetite and i
Strengthens the Body.
There Is but one legitimate excuse
for a "pale, run-down, listless t child,
and that is some serious disease of one
;or more of the vital organs, which,- of
.course needs the prompt attention of
a competent physician. Unless such
r condition exists, me , weaic. , white
youngster who takes no pleasure In
romping or playing can be very mater
ially helped by a course of that thor
joughly dependable blood enricher and
' general tonic, Gude's Pepto-Mangari.
I This standard remedy for Anemia
j (Bloodlessness) has been continuously
'prescribed by physicians all 'over the
world for nearly thirty - years, to re
store the weakened, watery blood to
its normal condition, and thus im
prove appetite, add color to pale lips
and cheeks and impart strength to
the whole body. Gude's Pepto-Mangan
can be had in both liquid and tablet
form (no difference in its effect), the
liquid, of course, being preferable for
young children. When buying Pepto
Mangan. be sure the name "Gude's"
is on the package. Without "Gude's"
it Js not . Pepto-Mangan. Adv.
A Kodak is Essentially the Gift Worth While
Kodaks from 9.49 up.
Brownies from $2.86 up.
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21 South Palafox Street
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