Plenty of Christmas presents for father, big brother, little brother, or best friend at The P. E. Manning Clothing Company of Skidmore, Missouri, as we see in the December 15, 1910 edition of the Skidmore New Era on page 4.
Ad reads, “Manning Clothing Co. 1/4 off sale on clothing commencing Saturday, December 17 and continuing through the remainder of the month. Stop and figure. Do you know what this would mean to you on the price of hogs and cattle? It would almost throw this country into a panic if there was that much drop in the price of cattle and hogs. It means just the same to you if you want to buy clothing, to get 1/4 off the regular price. It is a money saving opportunity that should appeal to you and you should take advantage of this reduction on clothing and buy now. Buy of your home merchant where you can try your clothes on and get a fit. If they don’t fit we make them fit. We guarantee satisfaction. We sell you good goods as cheap as you can buy them any place on earth. Why not patronize your home clothing store. . . .We have plenty of Christmas presents just arrived for your father, big brother, little brother or best friend, as follows: ties, suspenders, silk Lisle hose, neck tie holders, handkerchiefs, handkerchief holders, men’s fine purses, mufflers, neck warmers, men’s fancy vests, men’s and boys’ gloves, shirts, collars, cuff buttons, suit cases, hats, caps, and many other articles too numerous to mention. Thanking you in advance for your liberal patronage in this holiday sale, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The P. E. Manning Clothing Company, Skidmore, Missouri.”