The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 24, Ed. 1 Sunday, October 25, 1908 Page: 5 of 48
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HOUSTON DAItYEOST: 8tiNDAT MORNING. OCTOBER '25v 1908.
The Reasojn Why the Ccn-
temeri Is ja Good Gove
The Centemeri Gloves arcproducts of brains plus an ideal en-
vironment. In the countrV surrounding Grenoble France where
they are made the soil grows an excellent grass peculiarly adapted
for the grazing of the kids. The skins trom these kids are of finer
texture than any in the world tough serviceable yet soft yield-
ing readily to the purposes of the glove maker. From these se-
lected and unsurpassed skins the Centemeri Gloves are made..
$1.00 to $2.25.
Other Gloves $1.25 $1.75 $2.25.
Long Gloves $2.50 $2.98 $3.25 and $3.98.
News of the New Neckwear
Busy days at the Neckwear Counters must be selling all that's
bought in Houston! See what 50c will buy Stocks of lace and
Bilk with jabots and bows. Dainty as you please. White blue
Ascot Stocks growing daily in popularity in all white or white
embroidered in red brown navy light blue black and Copenhagen.
Queen Anne Ruches of embroidery and embroidery insertion
as fashionable as can be. All 50c.
Directoire Girdles fastening at the side long ends finished cut
steel buttons and rosettes green brown navy taupe and Copen-
A Sale of Royal Wilton Rugs
Rugs yoq don't buy them often all the more reason fur nation when you do. We preface this an-
nouncement of t! October Rug Sale with the foregoing remark in order to place emphasis on the
statement that AT LEVY'S NO MATTER HOW LITTLE YOU PAY FOR A RUG YOU
MAY BE SURE THAT IT IS HONEST AND RELIABLE!
Now that winter is here and warmer cosier heavier r .rc cheerful coverings are needed for the
floor isn't it fine to know that you may buy them at -.-.:ngs of a fourth and more?
This is not mere talk we are here to prove it and t' details below give you a fair idea of
how the savings run. f
Th reason ?
The mill discontinued the patternsmaking others t: a And they cleared out to the first stores
Our share of the "plums" amounted to a hundred a: fifty Rugs.
Roval Wilton size .1' feet allover Persian pat- K'oy Wilton. 9x12 feet medallions in rose tan
tern of small figures; worth $45.00 2 50 '"1C ' re" ; w"rth S45'00- SI)ecial $35 00
Royal Wilton ' 12 feet. Delft Rlue Bokhara an Roy; : W ilton 0x12 feet Oriental patterns in
unusually attractive pattern; worth QQ 'ni1 llark coors : regular price JIJ QQ
Royal Wilton '12 feet conventional designs in Tape-try Brussels Rugs size 9x11 feet regular
rich warm browns and blues; worth (IP AA price $12.50. Special (Q Qf
$45.00 at ePt)d.UU at M7.70
TL I- I Z AO- - J
f due Linen yoc a laiu- ;
Get Ready for Carnival
The Carnival approaches. Guests at your house? In making
mental summary of the household resources do you find a
for Table Linens"' ' ..2--
The table and the linen accepted as indexes to the home should
be-just what YOU WANT THEM TO BE! Ireland grows th.
best flax it is indigenous to the peculiar soil and the climate'
moist and gentle develops the plant to its utmost. This Damask
i- made of Irish grown flax. The bleaching done by the sun'fl
ravs the natural process without the aid of chemicals is perfect.'
71 inches wide 98c a yard. Ji
Napkins to match large size all pure linen of course. Special
Monday at $2.98 dozen. .
For Heavier Waists This
Madras a) 25c v
Cooler days heavier Waists madras fills the need dovetailing
with your-winter waist wants. Fall styles ready or shall we
say winter? Latest patterns just reeled from New England;!
looms. To Mercer master alchemist we are indebted for these s-
silken mercerized dots stripes and figures. 25c a yard 28 inches
Solving the SUIT Question
to Your Entire Satisfaction
Business hums in the Suit Store. It is the greatest season we have ever experienced. The reason
is plain- We are handling the suit business better than ever before. The assemblage now
ready is magnificent there isn't a weak spot in it. Make a test at any price from $10.00 to
$200 it will respond not with one or two but with a half dozen charming tailored suits-and
it will be difficult to choose thev arc all so pretty.
The styles have CHARACTER the materials have WORTH the tailoring is superb well
nigh perfect and the prices all this considered are matchlessly low.
Women's Tailored Suits In all col-
ors; of broadcloth; semi-fitting coat
pointed on BldeB. small vest of velvet and braid coat
trimmed in satin buttons and Bilk braid; plain flare
eklrt panel finished with buttons one fold from side
A ftfl Broadcloth Sui
AI iJOJ.UU wistaria eatawt
Suits In solid colored and striped
hrnfidrloth- long half-fitted coat
seams finished with tirnld patch pockets long sleeves
with three deep tucks satin collar wltn I'ersian ur.uu
gored skirt very deep fold edged with braid.
nit s. in green taupe.
tii ratawba and nan: one
fui u-ith nnlnta f hnttnm Remi-fittine verv elabor
ately braided slight cutaway front over vst of Hat In
and Persian braid roll collar of same; flare skirt
flounce effect headed with braided fold.
. (Tin Oft New 8na(1es n Cloth Coat Suits
At 3TJ.UU directoire back high collar of velvet
with satin tie large patch pockets wtth buttons and
loops buttons straight down front with velvet buttons
slight cutaway; plain tailored skirt sheath effect with
large buttons from knee.
Pure Castile Soap usually 8c a cake;
Sozodont Powder usually 25c; at 17c
Pompelan Massage Cream 6 ounce
jar; usually $1.00; at 75c Jar.
Java RIm Powder usually 60c box; at
Dressing Combs 8 Inches long; usual-
ly 25c; at 19c.
Knowlton Danderlne usually 50c; at
Arnica Tooth 8oap usually 25c; at
Southern Beauty Lotion removes tan
and to he used in place of powder;
50c bottle. f
Mai the Order
There Isn't Another Such
SKIRT STOREin A Texas
Skirts show the completeness and thoroughness of our merchandising. If there is a need the
stock can not meet it is undoubtedly a peculiar and unusual one. Today airy voiles and Pan-
amas are aired in the papers this because these fabrics are uppermost in your mind and you
have probablv planned to buv tomorrow. This being true it is very fortunate that this "skirt-
ogram" caught you before vou decided WHERE. We eliminate competition by a simple pro-
cess of BEATING it with REMARKABLE VALUES. Come here first last any time it is a
foregone conclusion that you will buy. In point of style price and quality the following are
real triumphs in skirt selling:
CL'ric black voile styles are with
O.cW ijKlrlS piean and folds of silk and
other models are In flare gores with silk flr Qr
bands and buttons J)0.yO
Cft 5fl CL' ia f gruy and l)lue 'ancy striped
lJKJ.OU dKiriS Serge; the style Is an 11-piece
flare with one wide fold above hem panel front
with an overlap buttons and button-
dilim CL;d black and navy Panam.
ijJ.U.UU OKiriS gtyie a With pleatlngs let
In on side seams sheath fashion also A AA
buttons and batyls trimmings of satin . 1 UUU
11 Clrirtc f volle- styles are with pleata
tpxct.nu oniric and have oMb of gao or Bllk.
other styles are flare with sheath pleating let In on
side of satin and folds and button til C A
trimmings 3 1 uU
C1 AA CL lc OI 8ra0Ke nama. a fare uioaei wun pleats let in on rront and over nips pleats
OKiriS stitched to hip and have large covered buttons; wide fold above hem; CIS AA
put on in sections this between pjeatlngs on plain panels MdUU
An Mi-Leather Bag at
$1 ; Other Good News
In all probability these Dags at $1.00 are the best ever offered in
Houston at the price. Made of genuine leather. AND MADE
WELL Compartments for coins bills and the handkerchief two-
strap handle with gilt or gunmctal trimmings. 1 he bargain for
it IS a bargain is -the result of bright buying and smart retailing.
The fact that we save money on a purchase is no reason why
we should gobble the profit. The far-sighted way is to share the
saving with you.
Other bags descriptions:
Crrlaoe Baqs-Mndo or leather. In tan. brown and black fancy shapes
places for "coin nms anrt handkerchief two-strap handles gilt and gun-
mctal trimmed. A splendid value. $1.00.
Anthonv Baas-Made of genuine India goal skin. In tan. black and brown
At"lzoB'Btw7slriP ha.fd.e.. silk cord drawstrings. Initials burn free on
tan shades. 98o and $1.50.
Envelope Pucs-Smal. sizes made of genuine too In tasDVaCcan1
brown two-button clasp; also fancy shapes handle to side. Sp clal 50c.
Just arrived. Saturday a shipment of Blankets. Prices arc lower
than during the August sale!
Our Most Successful Sale
The bin More is an evolution a development and outcome of to-
day's highlv complex civilization a creature of the times and an
economic necessity. It justifies itself very thoroughly. Its useful-
ness is manifested" in its scientific carrying on of commerce between
manufacturer ami consumer. Its benefit to you and the commu-
nity is der.ved from the economy of its methods. Some of us re-
member the old school of retailing with its necessary exorbi ant
nrofits We know now that those days are gone I he little store
suffered defeat in a survival of the fittest. Those of you who under-
hand the workings of Levy's will understand that big pro its ar
not necessary to its existence-hut big business .s 1 bis is the reo
corpuscles of a department store-big business-large distribution
S ? Kinder profit 'margins. The Jewelry Sale furnishes striking
?roof of these statements. Knormous quantities tremendous busi
ness at can and siemicr m.ugn..
Jo r- r- tU .r.-it.ct m our Ins
OineflThe sale is a niagnimciu mh K-
cause it brings you the greatest
bargains in the lus-
.. Plnm Plain eold and cnasen.
forth 12'.4c; 4 sets 25c.
jfuty Pins (lold plated rose gold.
forth 2fic; at iuc iei ui
!... Din. Enameled beaded
hte rose gold and lingUsh. Worth
at 25c et ot two.
Ipina rlaln rose gold ann vak-
beaded edge worm juc. m
ina Green oxldlied and gilt.
rth 25c; at ic.
InaColored glass knobs stone
tags enameled roso heads
rth 39c; at 25c each.
pns Fancy heads. Including
ll-preclouB stones in all colors
R ...rii IthlneHtiinos and lei"
frtn 7So to $i.oo at 50c.
hat Wreaths bars florals
'i colors the quaint Dutch flg-
l beauUful Mosaics in various
sterling silver lops v biukb
10 60o; at 25c.
IVta Oval and round heads set
Old plate all colors nnisneu
allver ad Rhinestone sprays.
'& 11-00; at 69c.
iM Exqulaita designs. Includ-
'enetlan Mosaics wreatns sei
atnnaa. clovers. Dansles. all
)A Worth 7 fin: at 50c each.
TTM W . .
jDt aterllni UlTer. 14
karat gold filled finest quality or
Rhinestone florals crowns bas-
kets bells birds knots bars.
Worth $2.50 to $;!.B0; at $1.49.
Belt Pins Egyptian Persian. Pom-
pelan and Roman green gilt oxi-
dized and enamel finish set with
colored stones Worth 7!c; special
Belt Plna Buckle designs oxidized.
green and gilt. Splendid values at.
f0e. Special at half price 25c.
Yes other Belt pins 75c to $5.00.
Bayaderes All colors. Special at 50c
Lavallerea Of plated gold pendants
of stones. Very attractive. Spe-
cial at 50c 59o and 98c.
Laval leret Sterling silver gold plat-
ed chains set with Rhinestones;
$2.9E to $7.50.
Bracelets Children'!! gold plated. (
warranted to wear. 50c 75c and
Bracelets Women's plain and fancy.
Roman and English finish; guaran-
teed to wear. $1.50 $2.50 $3.50
Mesh BQ $1.90 to $13.50; 10 to 25
per cent off.
Mary Garden Barrettea 25c to-$3.50;
amber and shell.
Combs Fancy baok Rhinestone set-
tings; 1-2 to $5.00
A Ribbon Round-Up; Savings
of a Fourth or More
For Devotees of
As winter advances Pyrography
crows more popular. All we can
covers! Drcsdens plaids stripes and moires. Ribbons to make do to keep supplies and materials
in SUlliciem cjuaiiuiics iui w- viv.
mand. Enough of these how-
ever for tomorrow :
'Fancy" Ribbons what a multitude of patterns this simple term
and moires Rihhons to make
pouting puffs saucy bows flowing streamers to hang from the
waist lor girdles all tucked ana pleated ior anyrmng in mis
bound hand and feet ribbon captive season!
Rich opulent qualities lean slender price worth 39c and 49c.
Special Monday at 29c yard. Four and five inches wide as many
colors as there are tints on the autumn leaves.
Ribbons 4 and 5 Inches wide polka dots etrlpes and Dresdens all pure
silk; actually worth 29c. Special Monday at 19c.
The Influence of This
The Children's Store justifies itself. Its economic benefits are
felt in every home where there are little ones. Aside from this
it is a factor making for better.
STLYE and more INDIVIDUALITY in garments for the chil-
dren. Time was when just anything would do now exactly the
contrary is true.
Mothers who are endeavoring to give the "touch different and
individual" to their children's clothes find vast and real help here
At 25c rhlld'n9 Sk"n CarR- color8 brown navy and red; all the
. ja Children's Serge Tam O'Shanters colors navy brown and red;
At xMC all sites. Children's Brown Leather Skull Caps all sires..
4 CI 9t Children's Percale Dresses full pleated fronts trimmed In
A! 4i.uO piping and buttons extra full pleated skirt deep hem colors
navy and cadet; size 6' to 14 years.
A i C9 AQ Children's Navy Blue Stripe Galatea Sailor Dresses trimmed
At 5.TC in soi1(j colors and piped In white P. K. full pleated skirt
sizes 6 to 14 years.
A i O Qft Child's Cloth Coat trimmed in black silk frogs and velvet
At 4-.aO buttons collar and cuffs of black Astrakhan; Blies 2 to 6
K t Afln Infant' White Silk Caps embroidered in silk new designs fin
At rcJC i8ned in niching and ribbon all sizes.
rtm Children's Outing Night Drawers of pink and light blue stripes;
At OOC aiiues.
i . Oft Children's Outing Pajamas of stripes assorted colors; sizes i
At OOC to 12 years.
At 49c l'nleB' 0ulnB NIKht Gowns assortment of colors; also pett!-
The Redferna Genuine
" The French are the best corset makers" yes tor the French
woman but not for YOU. Physique is much a matter of
race and environment. There is nothing in the American en-
vironment to promote the "petitenrss" othc l'arisienne. Con
temporary American life rather makes for the robust type ot
Therefore do you see the idea is to adapt and modify the
stvle of I'arrs in a cornet for the American woman. The Red
fern accomplishes tins.
It is Franco-American. A staff of artists is maintained in
Paris for the purpose The Redfern is boned with genuine
''Arctic whalebone -making it flexible and comfortable. They
arc fitted with hose supporters which promotes poise and
grace of figure. One of the best corsets in the world. $3.50
Pyrography 8et worth $1.26; at 98c.
Gas Pens special at 25c each.
Nut Seta 75c; Bowls 35c 50c and
Tabourettes $1.50 and $1.98.
Dresser Boxes 98c and $1.50.
Emibroidery lessons free. Tues-
day and Friday afternoons in the
Art Department. 3 to 5.
Monday Sale of
Piece Dyed Novelty Serge In navy
brown green red and black ground
1 with hair line stripes and checks;
this Is a very serviceable suiting for
skirts and suits; 19c value; .at 12'2c
Real Amoskeag Apron Gingham all
size chocks bluo check only; the
kind that will not fade; Monday 16
yards for $1.00.
36-inch Cambric soft finished; never
sold for less than 8 l-3c; Monday 15
yards for $1.00.
72x90 Sheet full size no seams ot
good heavy sheeting soft finished;
r9n quality; at 50c.
42x36-inch Pillow Case good value at
12'. 4c; Monday 10c each.
28Jnch Cotton Eiderdown heavy
Weight in stripes and figures; just
the material for lounging and bath
robes. 3T)C kind; at 25c.
27- Inch Arnold's Surat Flannelette
large range of colors some with bor-
ders and will wash; 12V4c kind; at
28 - Inch Percale full line of fall pat
terns ""4c quality; at 5c a yard
27-inch Amoskeag Outing light and
dark colors; the regular H'c kind at
8 1-3c a yard.
27-inch Printed Gingham dress styles;
8 l-:tc value; at 5c.
Cool days kn
re here ready with
4l CO 1Q Outing Flannel Bath
At 3.Tcf Robes Oriental designs
with turnback cuffs and large collar
. qo Ixng Kimonos of cre-
At kJ-lW jHn in g0Md colors and
Japanese designs finished with satin
A I CI 1Q Ix)n Outing Kimonos.
At il.TJ dark and llgHt floral de
A I Qftr- Short Outing and Flannel
At tfOC ((tt Dressing Sacques with
sailor collar and belt.
Short Flannelette and Out
Al TaC (nK Kimonos large sailor
collar and belt
Levy Bros. Dry Goods Company
Ml Pure Linen HanCkerchiefs " ?
WortI 19c at 15c Each I
The price we know it so low that it is likely to arouse suspicion!
If such is the case you arc invited--no URGED to test the quat
ity of the cambric. ..'
Bring your linen-wise friend let her examine the Handjctfehleis
We'll tolf you however before hand that'-she- couldn't 'firid
thread of cottoft1 with a microscope. The embroidering1"!!!!?
scalloping is cleverly done and the hemstitching- is as neat isi
you had worked it out. 1
Handkerchiefs Women's of linen embroidered and Initial corners; act' '.f
ally worth 19c. 8peclal at 12'4c O:
Trimmings Are Trimmed;
Remnants at About Half
From the outside looking in business seems to be all monejri
making. If you were on the inside looking out you would sea
that there are occasions when money is lost deliberately and with
Such an occasion is tfiis. Remnants are clogs barnacles left t$
accumulate they become menaces to the progress of a store.
If you read between the lines you easily sec why we deliberately
take a loss on these Remnant trimmings.
Half price or nearly throughout.
Bands F.dges and Allovers o match. Medallions and Appliques
in cream ecru and white. Colored Laces including Persian Bands
and Allovers. A rich beautiful miscellany. Short lengths 2 to
Ay' yards long. Shorter prices 10c to $2.50 a piece.
An unparalleled opportunity for those who want trimmings. '
Veils Worth $2.98 at $1A9 J
Veils hit the toboggan $2.98 qualities at $1.49! FACT ! absolute "f
Square Veils these are measuring 45 inches. Brown black and "
navy with woven dots and ribbon edges. For automobiling shop- -ping
for wearing when the days are raw and gusty. It is a remaf k
able bargain. V V. j
Other news : '
From l'aris direct come these (iermaine Veils there's a ribbon
edge at the bottom with bows at back that it may be fitted close;-
to the neck. At the top there's a drawstring to enable you to
pull it tight. over the hat. The ideal veil for winter wear. Black
brown and navv. $2.00 and $2.50.
A Sensational Sale of China
and Japan Matting
Room is needed for incoming shipments. No other cause for such .1
drastic reductions. Comparatively fresh stocks tasteful and dfr?''
tirahle patterns. "'
China Matting eitra quality the usual 35c kind has been selling at thrtv";
price all season. Tomorrow 21Vic a yard or $8.50 a roll of 40 yards. .V;
China Matting plain white extra quality. Easily worth 29c a yard; sp - V
clal Monday at 23c a yard. $
Jpn Matting carpet patterns. Worth 25c a yard; special Monday at Ito
The Hosiery Sale
Women's All Pure Silk Hoae With
lisle garter tops and soleB; black
white tan brown red yellow
navy etc.; $1.2b value; at 89c
Women's Black Lace Ankle Hose.
Dozens of pretty patterns; 39c
value; at 29c a pair.
Women's Black Out Site Hote Both
lisle and Maco threads; c value;
3Kc a pair.
Women's Plain Black Maco Thread
Hose Both tan and black; 2'Jc
value; 23c a pair.
Women's Plain Black Maco Hoe
With double heela toes and soles;
19a value; 16o a pair.
Children's Plain Black 1x1 Rib
Spliced heels toes and soles; aU
tho popular brands of Chlldre&'a
School Hose; 25c a pair. J
JnfanU' Fine Rib Hoae In blaok. tin
and white; 19c value; 15o ft pair. 'x
Men's Fancy Hose In plaids stripes.
embroidered effects; also piaL
black silk lisle; 25o a pair. ; r4
Men's Plain Black Maco Half HoM--
Wlth double spliced aolea; t5o
value; 19c a pair. A
Men's Black and Tan HMhil
double heels and toa; 19o TEltle
15o a pair
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