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EVENING " PUBLIC LEDGER--PHmAT)BLltaA. RIDAY,
Annual Commerce Repert Re-
veal9 Optimism en Buai-
'GENERAL TRADE IS BOOMED
nu Aseclattit PrM
Wellington, Dec. 20. -Stock-taking
of the Xntlen's domestic business for
the Inst yenr gives "n feeling of satis
faction" ns te the progress made, the
Pepnrtment of Commerce declnrcd to te
,lnr, In nn pnd-of-the-yenr stntcnient,
and' from tlil dny's position, It ndded,
'the.c nrc no serious ebstnclcs in blslit
hlch Mmtild hinder further udvunces"
jn the enrly new year.
Optimism, born of the accomplish accemplish
meits of the past months which many
officials of the Government regard ns a
rf mnrkable strengthening of the economic
fnbric, Is evident throughout the state
ment, which noted that the production
of manufactured commodities averaged
6u per cent larger than In 1021.
The farmer received approximately
17 per cent mere for bis products than
in 1021, and the tetnl volume of agri
cultural products was worth n much
Cieater sum than was that of a year
"?"Tlie unsettled conditions In foreign
countries, particularly In Europe, how hew
fn," the f-tatement continued, "tire
Mill depressing our trade and, te some
cvtunt, have no doubt kept the eilcct
df agricultural products below the level
of ether commodities. But within tne
it two months, this latter condition
has been relieved te some extent."
"While dealing only briefly with for
eign trade, the review said that Amer
ican experts bnd dropped 10 pep cent,
as compared with last year, but the
comparison was en n basis of eleven
menthi, and. In addition, represented a
"long climb" from n peer start, ac
cording te officials.
Imports te September 22, when the
jifw Tariff Law was effei-tlv:. were
lightly above last year, and indica
tions nrc. it was stated unofficially,
that the year's total may exceed last
cnr's imports by n small margin.
The tetnl volume of building, ordl erdl
jinrily a measure of the country's busi busi
jievi henlth. was i2 per cent larger in
the first eleven months of this year
than in the samp noried last rear, nml
the prediction wns made that the full I
rftfir n rnnnni trill rrrDl 1mf r.f min .
The 1022 contracts for eleven months '
nte represented n much greater ex-
Tmnrllfurn nf innnrr tlinn few !... f..ti '
jenr of 1021, It wns said.
There was n genuine swell in the
volume of general trade, according te
the summary, which mentioned a 0 per
eCM?ttBriP.?t0r 8a,e "? ,nn erf houses I
nnu a 13 pPr ccnt increase in business
..!.. "nn "ekh as Indicative of the
i. i il 1',1,c ,,pclinfs nppcaring only
in Isolated lines.
Tim only declines of outstanding Im
portance were 7 percent in bituminous
coal ami 47 per cent in nntlirnclte.
both of which were due te the strike,
i!ii ',icrefel w et regurded ns
inulcatlve of a fundainentnl fault In
the economic structure. They were
mere than offset, It -Wu added, by the
generally higher -level of production in
nil ether lines.
The final estimates of the wheat crop
showed it te have been about 41,000,000
bushels, or fi per cent, greater than last
year. This was due, It was said, tu
expansion In winter wheat growing.
Trices rnnged generally higher. There
uns n decline of 38 per ccnt In wheat
experts, a condition linked with the
foreign situation, but experts of wheat
flour were almost tin. same as In 11121.
Havings bank deposits increased uni
form)' throughout the country, nc nc
cerding te the survey, and Increases
ever iiji nite were ronertori In
1022 life insurance business.
The Gift Yeu Wanted Most
buy it new with your
What will you de with that Rift of money
which you received for Christmas?
Instead of frittering it nwny for trifles or or
dinary expenses, why net buy with it a beau
tiful Gruen Watch that will remind you for
many years of the generosity and thought-
fulness of the River l
We have an nttractive selection of genuine Gruen Watches for men
and women, including the famous Verithin ns well as strap watches
and wrist watches of the rarest and most distinctive design. Priced
$25.00 and up. Come in and see them.
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Diamond Merchmtt & Jewelers
The Most Complete Banking Facilities
In Northeastern Philadelphia
At the Allegheny Avenue Station
Open Monday and Friday Evening;
6 te 9 o'Cleek
EVERY manufacturing company
and business house in this great
industrial section of the city
should investigate the many advantages
te be secured in selecting this ideally
located Bank as an active depository.
Our chief aim as bankers is te help in
every way possible the further develop
ment of all business enterprises. One
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Over $10,000,000 in Deposits
Over 29,000 Depositors
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The Bootlegger's Bad
Ways and Big Profits
The lazy and dreamy old Nassau that in ether days traded in sponges and tropical fruits,
is te-day a busy commercial center. The sponge-baths are new used as the small craft of the
smugglers te reach the Seuth Atlantic coast of the United States, while vessels of all sizes that
range from sea-going tugs te a converted Spanish battle-cruiser, carry the cargoes of rum te
New Yerk and the New England coast. In the bar-rooms, at the dining-tables, in the lobbies
and en the perches of the hotels and bearding-houses at Nassau, the capital city of the Bahama
Islands, the bootleggers and whisky smugglers "talk of their plans, tell of their profits and laugh
at Uncle Sam." There, according te Frank K. Delan, who went te the Bahamas te study the -rum-runners'
methods for the New Yerk Daily Xeivs, ''a man is cither 'right' or 'queer.' '' If a
stranger is suspected of being "queer" thought te be a revenue officer, a detective or some one
likely te interfere with the rum-smugglers' operations "he is curtly told te leave town, and in
some instances blackjacked and beaten." '
In THE LITERARY DIGEST this week, December 30th, there is an informative
and interesting account of the methods and operations of the whisky smugglers.
'Among many ether news-features of timely interest arc:
American Geld te Save Europe Again?
New Cemes a "People's Bloc"
American Bleed and Oil
England's Unemployment Plague
Niagara Net Se Valuable
Death's Revelation of a New Auther
Baptists Enforcing the Gelden Rule
Our Transportation Strangling
.Snags in the Way of a Lean te Germany
Austria's New Start in Life
Hew Paper Barrels Are Made
Radie Eliminating Sea Distances
What New Replaces Opera and
Ballet in Russia
Tim Healy and His Ready Tongue
Many Interesting Illustrations Including Humorous Cartoons
"Laughter Is the Sweetest Music in the World"
states the Detroit Free Press. Like the refrain of an enchanting melody it lingers in memerv, a recollection of
happy moments. Mere pleasing than the most delicate sjmphenj is the spontaneous laughter of a crowd. It
dulls care and create joy. It tones the system. The urge te join is irresistible.
The Literary Digest gathers weekly from the world's pic-s the brightest of the current laugh-proekcis.
The best of these are presented in the merry motion picture, "Fun from the Press." The funniest incidents, the
most laughable jokes, and the pithiest patter en the serious questions of the hour arc all included. It's sparkling
new every week. Watch for it at jour local theater. "Fun Frem the Press," produced by The Literary Digest.
W. W. Hodkinson Corporation, Distributor.
Get December 30th Number, en Sale Te-day At All News-dealers 10 Cents
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: DECEMBER 29; 1922
SI'HIDAY, DKCKMIIKH JO. 1022. Htern Openi 0 A. M. Clout Bl30 f.Jt. M
ENTIRE BLOCK-MARKET II2!t012I!!STREETS J
Mfn! We've Just Repriced Our Entire Stock of Fine
Tailoring Woolens Se That Yeu Can New Have
A Regular $50 te $75 Suit
Made Up te Your Order
Fer Only $33.50
Your unrestricted choice from our whole tremendous stock of fine woelena, includ
ing practically nil the season's smart patterns and colorings. THERE ARE ABSO
LUTELY NO RESERVATIONS IN THIS GREAT SALE.
Built ever a separate pattern cut te your individual measurcmentii. Pasted try-ens.
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in stripes, checks, herringbones, fancy mixtures and novelties.
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Spiral spun weave woven like Canten
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comes in a geed range of street colors and
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Very beautiful quality of f)Zfm 9 O
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Cemes in a large assortment of both after
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Printed Kimene Silks,
85 inches wide. All silk. A
ery large assortment of new designs and
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$2.00 Black Taffeta Q - JTQ
35 inches wide. All silk. lPXet
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Dressy Silk and Satin
Specially Featured Tomorrow
at $5 ea.
Charmingly fashioned of crepe de chine,
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lasse and crepe de chine.
Atti actively trimmed with beads in artis
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Sketched. Splendid allies!
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Cost Ne Mere Than Inferior Grades
$1.75, $1.95, $2.25,
$2.65 and $2.95 pir
Women's $4.50 te
$5.50 Lace Clocked
Silk Stockings, Pair
Thefp avp Iho highest-grade Sill Stock
ings made: they nie nil p ne silk fr m tin
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Black and ethci want d color-
JS 1 irst Fleer
Saturday Specials in Our
Cleths, 95c Yard
In All Celers and Levely Two-Tenes
Tremendously in ngue for blips te u-.ir
under evening gewt.s, for l.urp shades and m
boudoir ncce.-sei h s.
75c 1 (5-Inch Decorative
Filet Art Laces, Yard
Three styles of insertions for curtains,
i miners, scnifs, bed spuads for nil household
ISc Ileal Filet PiceU 12c Yard
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One-Day Sale of
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Newest, Smartest Styles in
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veloped in the
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ing the latest
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Smart $5 Camel's-Hair Hat-and-Scarf
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f fine camel's hair -l'ght a a feather,
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S Sec nd Fleer
Saturday Specials in
Veils and Veilings
$1.00 French Chenille
Dotted Veilinjrs, Yard. . . .
Black and all colors.
Special Let of Veilings,
Black and nil cler combinations.
Black and all colors.
Veil Lengths, Special, Each OK
Black and colors iJX
A Solid -Geld Watch
Makes a Splendid Investment
for Christmas Meney
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Tomorrow at Splendid Savings
Men's $30.00 M-Karat Solid-Geld
Elgin Watches $22 9
movement, fitted in M
kt. solid-geld epen-face
cases. Geed hcavy
weightvcahci. Plain pol pel
Women's Fine 14-Kt. White Geld
Wrist Watches (11 A QK
Exquisite little watches, beautifully en
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guaranteed me enc-nt.
Choice of three shapes Tenneau, Octagon
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I Mm "w Ii
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Men! Buy Your Socks
at Snellenburg's and Save 4 te V$
of What Yeu Would Pay Else
where. Only the Best Qualities
and Always at Lewer Prices
$1.50 Silk Socks, 75c Pair
Full-fashioned thread silk socks with verti
cal jacquard stupes in two-tone colors. Ale
pure thiead s Ik socks in two-tone colors with
M'k-embreidr red clocks in contrasting colors.
Men's $1.25 English Weel Socks,
Imported English ribbed pure wool socks in
$1.50 and $2.00 Imported English
and Demestic Pure Weel and
Silk-and-Weel Socks at $1.00 Pair
Full-fashioned silk-and-wool, silk-and-Vfoel
with cmbrri'ieed silk clocks, pure wool with
.lacquard ilk stripes, English ribbed pure wool
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B'-d-r), lii nc, green and heather colorings.
Sizes 0' te 11 Vi.
Men's 50c ARBEST Socks
.",ec Pair 3 Pair for $1.00
Finest mercerized lisle, double soles and
Ntra 'plied heels and tees. Black, cordovan,
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bNEL'.r,e "S First Fleer
Sale of Fine
$8.50 French Indestructible
Pearl Bead Necklaces
at $5.95 each .
"0-inch lci",h'?, in cream and flesh tints.
Graduated efi -ets mounted with 14-kt. white
geld afet v i l.-isp.
$2 te $4 Novelty Metal Bead
Necklaces, $1.50 te $2.95
Smart, atti active styles in all wanted color-,
nc U' iig M'lc, coral, lapis rose, amber
'.;3 First Fleer
Tomorrow Brand-Ncw Lets Jein the Wonderful Values in
Our Sale of
Women's $8te$I0 LaceOxferds,
Sports Oxfords & Sports Pumps
at $6.95 Pair
I mm one of the linet an 1 irt ianvu- sine mm indue of wnmen' snnrt nml
street -hoes. An enbr that was c.-uu-.-in 1 n n. count -,f It.. ,1 l. .,., v,,..,,. , i .. . -:-
lsn -'ernl hundred pairs of 0fnvcU tnken fmm mir ..u tr1- .,.,,1 -,u'.i . .v,: V ...1.'
able let. ' '' ,l-'"-
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STYLES I( I.l DF:
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nferds Mso due and t . button stem mm.
Women's and Larire Girls' Se Tan Calf Lace Oxfords
Al0"" $4.35 Pair
In th new shade-, of b eum . ilf
skip with mditaiw 1 I'hci bit's .in I
tan Fnc h . r.'ed .a't'-kin, ti low,
'at nibbii1 lucis 15 t!i -tu- with
el. .1 and -titchcd mj!c and all 1.
hi te I) widths
ut. lied s i( ,
i 1..10 and
Children's, Misses' & Large (iirls' High Shoes
Te Sell at Tremendous Savings!
at. nt ee't aid tan calf high-cut lace a! . i en .. .., i .... ., 1.. u
l ' it. I e u
11. IJcjr. Si?os 1 1 ' 2 (e 2. Kvk.
Sizes 2" i te 7, Rcr.
Sfi and $7 OJJ ep:
Beys' Heavy Tan Seft
Tee Blucher Shoes . .
K.trn-hay sole and rubber heels,
stand hiid we.-r, Si, s 1 te 5'j.
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