El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 28, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 20, 1908 Page: 2 of 24
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EL PASO MORNING TIMES, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1908
Announcement will be made Tuck ''
day as to the winner of the $25 In
Announcement will be made Tues-
day as to the winner of the $25 in
Clearance Sale Still Continues
Don’t Fail to Visit the Big' Clearance Sale of the
CANNON MERCANTILE COMPANY
This week we again give customers price advantages that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. In addition to merchandise of everv class
to meet present demands for warm clothing, Clearance Sale prices affect hundreds and hundreds of articles that are suitable for
Christmas gifts. He sure and include the big Ciearance Sale of the Cannon Mercantile Company on your Christmas shopping list
this week. • ■
MEN’S YOUTHS’ AND
A $20,000 «took of Men'll, Youths' and
Hoys' Clothing and Furnishings Is he
Ing closed out completely. To really'ap-
1 tractate the savings you must vlalt this
section and see the goods for yourself,
Some of the specials are as follows:
Men's Fancy Vests, worth from $2.00 to
$5,00, are now offered at $i,00 to $3.00.
Mon's odd Trousers, all sizes, worth $3.50
to $6.50, are now offered at $2.00 to *5 00
We have 600 or 700 Men’s Hats, such
makes as John B. Stetson A- Co, and lie
No Name Hat Mfg, Co., that are worth
from $2,50 to $R.()0. We now offer these
from $125 to $5.00.
Men's Shirts, worth from $1.50 to $2,oil,
are now offered at The
All Men's and Young Men's Suits and
Overcoats are now offered at. cost prices.
Hoys’ Suits, formerly priced at $4.50 to
$7,50, are now offered at. $3.50.
Hoys' Shirt Waists, formerly 50c, 75c and
$1-00, are now offered at 25c.
Hoys' Hats, worth from $1.50 to $2,00,
are now offered at 75c.
Ready to Wear
$5,00 values at. .................$2.1.3
$6,00 values at ................$3.00
V/omen’s House Dresses.
$1.50 values at ,..,............. 60c.
$2.00 values at .................39c
You will he surprised at the variety
and cheapness of the many articles j
you can obtain hen*, especially suite- ,
hie for Xmas gifts.
Sable Squirrel Neck Pieces—58 Inches
long- made In stole effect, and lined
with satin, regular $20.00 values, now
offered at $5,00.
Tandsonie Muffs to match at $5.00.
(There are many other good specials
In flue Furs.)
Full length Box Coats, made of nov-
elty plaids. These are double breast*
ml, have tailored sleeves, lap pockets
and collar trimmed with velvet and
buttons. Sizes from 6 to 14 years.
Clearance Sale price, $2.48.
Russian Kilt Suits, pleated front and
hack, nicely finished. Made of excel-
lent, quality serge. Come |p a variety
of colors. Clearance Sale price, $1.90.
ALL CORSETS SACRIFICED
We must close out completely all
Corsets, and we place on sale to-
morrow Warner's Rust-Proof
and C. B. Corsets. These come
in lull and 10-inch lengths, in
5-clasp dip hip style with support-
ers. The yarc offered as follows:
$1.00 Corsets, Clearance Sale-
$1.50 and $2.00 Corsets, clearance
sale price ■................59c
$2.o0 and $3.00 Corsets, clearance
Tuesday we will announce
t he winner of I lie $25.00 in
recent Name Contest.
Women’s "Queen Quality" Shoes, in patent
leather, viei kid and guntnetal calf, worth
$3.50 and $4.00 a paiY, special at $2.50.
Women's Hath Slippers, in pink, white and
blue satin, special at 75c a pair.
Men's Patent Leather Dancing Pumps at
75c a pair.
Men’s Patent Colt Dress Shoes, worth $4.00
a pair, special at 52.85.
Men’s Vlcl Ktd and (3unmetal Calf ‘'Stetson”
_r$.Shoes, worth 06.00 a pair, special at $3.85.
WOMen's Patent eLather and “Stetson” Shoes,
• 'in button and lace styles, worth $6.00 and
$7.00 a pair, special at
Ready to Wear
Stylish tailor made Suits, in all colors,
nobby patterns. Have long coats.
These were formerly sold at $15.00 to
$35.00; your choice now at $9.00 to
50-inch Coats with Empire or semi-
fitting back, lined throughout with
best quality of "Skinner" satin. Come
in all colors. These were formerly
$l.i.00 to $25.00; your choice now
A few black Silk Coats, formerly
*3500 to $50.00, are now offered at
Women’s Opera Coats.
We have a handsome line of these, in
white and champagne. Originally
priced at. $25.00 to $40.00; your choice
now at $18.50.
80 stylish Skirts are now offered as
$3.50 values at ................01.98
$5.00 values at .................$3.98
$7.00 values at .................$4,98
Women’s Bath Robes.
$5.00 values at ..................$2.50
$7.00 values at .......!.........$3.50
$10.00 values at ................$5.00
$15 00 values at ................$7.00
Tuesday we will announce
the winner of the $25.00 in
recent Name Contest.
We have about 100 Men's and Women's
Umbrellas that we are no wofferlng at
50 per cent discount. These Umbrellas
have good, substantial frames; silk, silk-
oline and cotton covers; ivory, gold, horn
and natural wood handles. Prices range
regularly from $2.00 and $2.50 up to
$10.00. We offer you now any Umbrella
in the lot at 50 per cent less than its
GIBLE AND OTHERWISE.
A noticeable feature of the summa-
ry of assessed values in Texas for
1908 compared -with 1907 is the de-
crease In number of liolh cattle and
hogs, but a substantial Increase Iri to-
The heavy decrease of nearly 300,-
000 head in cattle can he accounted
for in two ways the breaking up of
large pastures for farming, and the
heavy shipments of calves (lit? past
two or three years, leaving grown chi
tie and 2 and 3-year-olds in the minds
of stockmen, partly accounts for a
small increase in value in spite of loss
In numbers. It is also safe to assume
that Improvements in the breeds <J
cattle is gradually raising the value
per head, which is a satisfactory and
encouraging condition, though experi-
enced and observant stockmen aay the
coniinued wholesale shipments or
calves for slaughter are more than off
setting the decrease In range and pus-
storage capacity and that an alarming
shortage of cattle In Texas must come
about ill a few years if this is kept up.
Texas hogs, which it seems should
have increased after all the lectures
thut have been delivered on the need
of planting bogs, have actually fallen
off In number something over 19,000,
though the value per head has Increas-
ed from $2.19 to $2.32 and the total
value $110,412. A better class of hogs
in some places and a better general
market and demand explain this dif-
ference, but there Is good ground for
the belief Hint Improvement in the
character of hogs Is not as large n
factor in the small higher average val
tie per head us it should be, and that
Texas yet offers a wide field for mis-
sionary work by the agricultural de-
partment and I he press In urging the
importance of eliminating the razor-
back and making the state nearer in-
dependent in the matter of bacon and
other cured meats.
Along with the decrease In cattle
and lings, it is encouraging- or dis-
couraging, which'*--to note that dogs
are on the mend. The total number of
•legs estimated ns of value and render-
ed for iaxes is 34,512 and their value
$111.852. which Is 1.368 more dogs and
$32,602 belter dogs than prevailed in
Intangible assets, as usual, show a
healthy increase, the crop this year
being $1,413,113 In excess of the previ-
ous harvest of 1907. The intangible
I'V'ili at Austin Is a rich political loam
w ith heavy anti-railroad subsoil, which
holds demagogic fertilizer remarkably
well and, with anything like a good
campaign season to start.on, makes a
crop, rain or shine.
Nearly 6,000,000 acres have been
added to the Hat of taxable lands,
which forcibly Illustrates the rapidity
with which public lands are passing
to private own fship for cultivation
and use The price per acre has risen
from $3,411 in. 1607 to $6.09 this year,
partly due to forcing up assessments
under full rendition and partly to ris-
ing values of all lands due to demand
for homes and activity in the real es-
tate business in spite of the depressing
Influences of last year's money trou-
On the whole, Texas appears to be
In a growing condition with its big-
gest possibilities yet In the future, and
only needs the stimulus and quicken-
ing power of a somewhat more liberal
liberal policy toward capital and enter-
prise to make a showing for progress
in the next few years 'hat would not
only surprise the outside world, but as-
tonish even Hie most enthusiastic Tex-
ans.—Fort Worth Star.
“Let us have a bottle of wine," sug-
gests the young man from the small
! town who has been introduced to the
daughter of the leader of society.
"Sir!” ejaculates the young woman,
"Maybe you’d like to play poker for
$10 a white chlii," he offers, anxious
to entertain her. •
"Well, possibly you would like to
get up on the table and dance among
"Now look here, I'm trying my best
to be friendly with you. Suppose you
smoke a box of clgurettes, write a
love letter to the husband of a friend
of yours, have a dozen cocktails and
then we’ll ride home and kick the
glass out of the carriage windows on
"Mr. Newwun, I am astounded at
such proposals. I am offended. 1 am
insulted. How dare you say such
things to me Have you been drink-
ing, or are you simply crazy?"
"Well, geininee! That’s the way
all the society girls act In Ihe novels
I've read about them,” he explains, in
The Solid South.
Hut suppose that one-half of the
Southern states should cast their votes
for a Republican ticket, would that kill
the Democratic party? Is it not true
that the presence of a "Solid South”
has done more than any one other
thing to make a Solid North? Why is
it that so many of the Northern states
elect Democratic governors and at the
same time cast their votes for a Re-
publican candidate for president? Does
a "Solid South” have nothing to do
with that? The people of those states
are willing to have a Democratic gov-
ernor, but they seem to be unwilling
to take a Democrat for president, elect-
ed by a Solid South with a sprinkling
of Northern and Western votes.—
Knoxville Journal and Tribune.
John Hicks, the American minister
to Chile, has returned to Valparaiso
from the provinces of Tacna and
Arica. He secured at Arica certain
relics of the American cruiser Wa-
teree, which was driven ashore there
during the fatal earthquake of August,
1868. He will forward them to the
navy department at Washington.
(Including New Orleans)
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22, 23, 24, 25
30th, 31st, and
Limit January 5
New Orleans $44.20
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One Fare and Third Round Trip
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23, 24, 25, 26, 31st, and Jan. 1st. Limit Jan. 5th.
For Rates and Other Infor-
mation Call at
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•St. Regis Hotel
A. W. Cbeesman, 0. A. J. f. Monroe, C. P. & Tv A.
and St. Louis
December 19, 20
Limit January 17
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