PRICES OF CIGARS. 45
The cigarette output of this factory is three million cigarettes every twenty-four hours. The cigar output is 100,000 per day.
Thirteen hundred men, women and girls are employed by the Germinal Company and the weekly payroll amounts to from P4,ooo to *5,ooo. The daily payment to the internal revenue tax amounts to T 4,000 on cigars and cigarettes manufactured for home consumption.
PRICES OF CIGARS.
The cheapest grade of good cigars are the "londres", which retail at 8 for io cents, U. S. Currency. From that the prices range on up through an infinite variety of sizes, shapes and ^r degrees of excellence to the big cigars in sealed 9 glass tubes that cost a quarter each. The names tt "londres," "perfectos," "divinos," "brevas," etc., M ^
refer to the shape of the cigar and are used by all factories. Some factories make special brands j ^^
of cigars, such as the "Jose Rizal" brands, the B ^^^^
"Army and Navy," "American Belle," etc.; but M these are comparatively few.
At the retail stores on the Escolta one can ^tj^^^^^^^k buy cigars in small quantities almost as cheaply ^H as in large. You can buy a box of cigars at H Walter E. Olsen e Co. stores on the Escolta as cheaply as you can at the factory.
Manila cigarettes are famous for their purity and fine flavor, as well as for their cheapness. The best grade of standard cigarettes retails at 5 ^m cents U. S. Currency for a package of 30. Hand
made cigarettes are higher in price, running, ^HmBSHBHt in gold tips and fancy boxes, as high as 25
cents U. S. Currency for a box of 2b. The bulk of American cigarette smokers like the native product better than American made cigarettes.
The duty on imported cigars and cigarettes is very high in the Philippines.
Clarke's Superior Candies, are Fresh. Made every day. Steam Candy Factory. Established 1898.a2 Escolta, Manila.Clarke's Superior Candies, are Fresh. Made every day. Steam Candy Factory. Established 1898.a 2 Escolta, Manila.