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Friday, October 2, 1925. THE MONROE MONITOR---Monroe, Washington Page Three 46 DISTINCT DEPARTMENTS UNITED UNDER ONE ROOF EVEI:IY-I'HIblG FOP.THE O,\\; HOME ANDTO WEAI U "THE BEST PLACE TO SHOP--AFTER ALL" FEDERAL RESERVE BANK Of San Francisco Reports On Business Conditions During August, 1925--This Includes The Entire Pacific Coast. A Wrap-,elround For Curv,00t Figures --is this charming Warner medel, style 156, which is specially designed to give fashionable lines to the small-waisted figure with considerable natural curve. Note the low, comfortable top with elastic below .the bust, the well-boned, graceful back which in- sures flatness, and tile slim panels of surgical elastic which replace old-fashioned lacings. ARNER'S WRAP-AROUND is the modern corset--comfortable, convenient, smart, flattering to all figures. It is made in distinct designs for stout type, slender type, average type and curved-type figures. Let us help you in the selection of the correct model for you Style 6O9 Thai New Fall Suit is going to tell other people a lot more about you than you will ever say vocally. So why let it tell an untruth ? Why let it broadcast the statement either that you are stingy toward yourself, or that you are over-lavish ? You hit the happy medium in dressing when you have your clothes MADE TO MEASURE BY Changes in the general business situation in the Twelfth Federal Re- serve District durin August were largely seasonal in character. Total volume of business amI trade decreas- ed as compared with July. but was stil! above estimated normal. Ex- pansion of industrial activity contin- vd. and thQ volume of industrial em- ployment increased both as compared with cne month ago and one year ago. There was an increase in de- mane! for credit both at reporting membe:' banks and at the Reserve bank. but funds continued available at seasonally low rates. Harvesting of the district's crogs proceeded with- out unusual incident. This bank's index of bank debits, based upon figures reported by banks in 20 principal cities of the district, declined from 147 (1919 monthly av- erage, 100) in July 1925, to 146 in August, 1925, .due allowance being made for seasonal variationt The volume of debits reported for Aug- ust, 1925, is, however, estimated to have been auproximately 6 per cent above normal for the month and year. In August. 1924, the index, adjusted for seasonal variations, stood at 129. A normal seasonal increase (7.0 per cent} in value of building permits is- sued' by 20 cities in this district was reported during August. The figures were .3 per cent above those reported for August, 1924, small declines in the majority of the larger reporting cities being more than offset bv an in- crease of aproximately $5,000,000 in Long Beach, California. Of the total amount ($6.026,029} of building per- mits issued in Long Beach during August, 1925, approximately $4,000,- 000 was to permit construction of a new harbor breakwater. During the first eight months of 1925 the value of permits issued in 20 principal cit- ies was 9.7 per cent larger than dur- inw the first eight months of 1924. ,Lumber production of approximate- ly 175 mills reporting to four asso- ciations in this district exceeded ship- ments and new orders received by 5.8 per cent and 4.2 per cent, respectively, during August, and was 5.3 per cent larger than during July. The volume of new orders received during August exceeded' shipments, and unfilled or- ders at the close of the month were larger than at its beginning. Ship- ments were 1.9 per cent,, and orders received' 1.0 per cent smaller during August than during July, 1925. Ac- tivity in the industry continued at higher levels than a year ago. Re- ported daily average production of petroleum in California during Aug- ust was 2.9 per cent greater than during July, 1925, and 9.9 per cent greater than during August, 1924. Indicated' consumption of petroleum increased 1.6 per cent during August, 1925, but was less than production and stored stocks continued to in- crease, reaching a new high point of 117,570,336 barrels at the end of the /month, a figure 3.9 per cent greater than that for July 31, 1925, and 25.3 per cent greater than that for August 31, 1924. Flour produc- tion in the district increased by more than the usual seasonal amount dur- ing August, but was still approxi- mately 20 per cent below both a year ago and the five year average of pro- duction for August. Reporting mills in this district produced 34.9 per cent more flour during August, 1925 than during July, 1925, which compares with a five-year average increase of 26.4 per cent between these two months Millers' stocks of flour in- creased 4.0 per cent during August, but at 334,213 barrels on September 1st were 20.5 per cent less than one gear ago and, with the exception of July, 1925, less than in any month since August, 1921. At 1,441,377 bushels on September 1st, stocks of wheat were 14.1 per cent below the five-year average for that date, but 90.6 per cent greater than one month ago. The' peak of the fruit canning sea- son has passed. Commercial factors estimate that the 1925 canned fruit pack in California will be as large as, or slightly larger than, the 1924 pack in that state (10,362,998 cases.) In the Pacific Northwest it is estimated that a comparatively heavy late sea- son pack of pears, apples and' prunes will offset a short early season pack of berries and cherries, the total 1925 pack being approximately as large as that of 1924 (4,268,941 cases.) Both foreign and domestic markets for canned fruit have continued active, and packers' stocks are reported to I n be smaller in volume than o e year ago. Drying of fruit is nearing com- pletion in California and Oregon The dried' fruit industry is entering the! "V I new marketing season with relatl ely smaller carryover stocks than have been held during recent years, and demand is reported to be seasonally active. Trade at retail, according to this bank's indexes of sales of 32 depart- Kh TilrigC ment stores in seven principal cities, a n eL n o. 14.6 per cent larger in value during August, 1925, than during July, 1925. The normal seasonal in- fit crease from July to August is esti- N one can excel you in the style, and smart appearance of your clothes, your garments are mated to be about 16 per cent, how- unobtrusively correct. They tell a real stoD- ever, and an index, adjusted for sea- of your place in the general fitness of things, sonal variations, stood at 148 (1919 monthly average, 100) in August, 1925. compared with 150 in July, 1925, And to your pocket-book they sing a song of and 142 in August, 1924 Value of real economy. For your Kahn suit or overcoat sales of 192 wholesale firms in eleven may be had for but $30 to $75. lines of business was 6.9 per cent larger in August, 1925, than in Aug- We're ready to take your measure now. ust, 1924. In July, 1925, sales were 15.9 per cent larger in value than in July, 1924, and in each month of 1925 GEO. E. SMITH Distinctive Tailoring Phone 170 Expert D.ry Cleaning MONROE, WASHINGTON sitce February similar, though small- ei', increases as compared with a year ago have been noted. Durin August, 1925, seven of eleven reporting lines showed increases, and four showed slight decreases, as compared with August, 1924. The moderate advance in the gen- !eral price level, which had been in progress since May. was checked, at PHONE 1C61 STORE NO. 273 MONROE, WASH. Will Those Groceries NEVER Come? Four c'clock guests coming to dinner--and the groceries not delivered! Maddening, isn't it? The woman who shops in person always knows that her groceries will be delivered on time--she takes them with her. No worries--no delayed dinners. She can invite guests, secure in the knowledge that every needful thing will be at hnd when she wants it. Eve. item will be of the best, carefully selected by herself. And --if she shops at Skaggsthe savings she makes will permit the addition of many extra dainties to delight her family and uests. SCRATCHCrown Brand, 100-pound sack ........................... $2.79 SOAPChrystal White, 10 bars ............. 390 SOUPS---Campbell's-- Any Kind-- 5 c.s ............................. 490 SALMONTall size-- A" 2 cans ............................. COFFEE- Fresh roasted Peaberry-- ion 3 pounds ................... |o0 (We grind it), MILK--Ca2nation or Ar Federal, 10 cans ............. 0O Friday and Saturday SPECIALS SUGAR 5 POUND With each purchase of $2.00 or more. (Limit) BEST QUALITY DAIRY FEED $1.89 SACK FIG BAR COOKIES 2 POUNDS 35c FLOUR--Reduced price on flour-- 49"1b. sack "Big K"$2.39 Bbl., "Big K" ......... $9.45 CORN MEAL--White or Yellow-- 9"lb. sack ......................... 430 RAISINS--Sunmaid seeded or seedless--- 3 15-o,.. .................. 350 COCOAExcellent for bak- ing ......................... 19o SYRUPSkaggs cane and maple Syrup-- Meets the most fastidious taste. 2-lb. can .......................... 53c 5-lb. can .............................. 97o 10-1k can. ........................ $1.89 GET OUR TON PRICE BRING U YOUR EGGS FEEDS Lots.CUt l,te Pric on Caxload OPEN 'TILL 9 SATURDAY EVENING least temporarily, during August. The price index of the United States bureau of labor statistics, based on prices of 404 commodities at whole- sale, was }unchang4d during the month, standing at 160 (1913, 100), the same figure as was reported for July. In August, 1924, the index figure was 150 and in May, 1925, the low point of the present year, it stood at 155. The ratio of the farm price index of 30 farm products compiled by the United States department of agriculture (1909-1913 average 100) to the wholesale price index of non-i agricultural commodities, an indica- tion of the purchasing pOer of farm products, advanced from 91 (revised figure) in July to 93 in August. The latter figure was 6.9 per cent above the August, 1924, level and the high- est reached by the ratio since June, 1920. Total loans of 67 reporting mem- ber banks in 9 principal cities of the district increased 2.2 per cent of $25,- 000,000 during the five weeks ending September 9, 1925, and, at $1,130,000,- 000 on the latter date, were at the highest point ever recorded. Invest- ment holdings of these banks also in- creased during this period and on September 2nd total loans and invest- ments reached record levels ($1,583,- 000,000.) During the five weeks ending Sep- tember 16, 1925, increases at the Fed- eral Reserve Bank of San Francisco of 15.2 per cent ($6,000,000) in dis- counts, 9.7 per cent ($2,000,000) in holdings of acceptances purchased in the open market, and 4.7 per cent ($10,000,000) in the volume of Fed- eral reserve note circulation reflect- ed seasonal increases in demand for reVerve bank accomodatjon. Total earning assets of the reserve bank, at $113,000,000 on September 16th, were $8,000,000 or 7.1 per cent larger than on August 12, 1925. Obituary Joseph Edward Landaker The funeral of Joseph E. Land- aker, mention of whose sad and very sudden death, which occurred at the Clark-Nickerson mill, Everett last Wednesday morning, Sept. 26th, was made in the last prevmus issue of the Monitor, was held' Monday af- ternoon. The first sevice was" in Ev- erett, from the Jeread parlors, and the second service in Monroe from the Purdy parlors, Rev. P. H. Ray- mond officiating. The pallbearers were: A. E. Wyman, Nell Sweet, A. R. Trowbridge, R. A. Kennedy, W. E. Jaderholm and E. Cook. Burial was made ir I. O. O. F. cemetery, Monroe. Mrs. Selwood rendered the musical numbers. Deceased was in his 26th year, re- sided at Silver Lake and had been an employe of the mill wherein he met his death for some time. He was a i native of Des Moines, born in 1899. :His people reside in North Dakota. In 1923 he was umted in marriage to Viola Waters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Waters, of Monroe. There was a very nice turnout at this fun- eral and the array of flowers was ,indeed beautiful and abundant. De- ceased was a very worthy young man, doing well and` with good prospects ahead. He was a capable workman, a good home provider and took excel- lent care of his family. He was quite well known in Monroe and from many here is extended condolence in the gloom and sorrow which the snuffing suddenly out of so young and useful a life imposes. Hall00| Catarfll Medicine do claim for it--- rid your system of Carrh or Deafa mused by Camb. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, OMo Wll-'ll MEET d.'v', o TRY A MONITOR WANT AD-- SMALL BUT EFFICIENT. Alb o o Nature's richest energy-cereal '--whole wheat-- transformed into creamy white flakes that are light and airy yet filled with solid nutriment! Say "Carnation Mush" to your grocer. "Albers stands for Better BreaIasts'*