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Good— Depend Upon That FERD We never knowingly allow any store to Undersell Us MARX # WANTED— Experienced Saleswomen STORE WANTED— Experienced Saleswomen Make Your Own Hats—59c Stamped Linen Patterns at 39c These are practical days. Why, women are even making their own hats! Do you embroider? Here is a new outlet for your energy, a new test for your skill with the needle and a new wav to save money by occupying the spare moments of the day. Stamped Linen Hats, two pieces, brim and crown, stamped in patterns that are attractive and different. A little taste in selecting colors, a little skill in plying the needle, and you will have a hat chuck full of prettiness arid individuality. They will be popular next spring—very—and the time to begin them is now. A maker gave us his surplus at a reduction. To morrow we can sell you the 59c ones for ?9c. Stamped Kimonos, Too, 75c Of sheer lawn, hemstitched edge. The stamping is clear and dis tinct—many patterns, including sprays of violets and bunches of roses. Worth $1.50. Wonderful bargains at 75c. Never Mind the Weather, Here are Excursion Rates for Underwear You will notice that we do not preface this underwear announcement with a lot of tommyrot about how cold the weather is GOING to be. Such futile,and foolish argu ments have no place in the Marx advertising. Instead, we serve you up a dish full of sterling underwear at REDUCED prices. They are arguments enough. They will make thrifty people THINK. Of course cold weather IS coming very "soon, but even if it does not it would be exceedingly wise to buy THESE with NEXT winter in mind. Such bargains do not happen just anywhere at just ANY time! Utiuaren 6 extra neavy ^teeceu lined Union Suits, worth 39c. Spe cial at 25c. , Children's 3-4 Woolen Suits, pneita style, $1.00 and $1.25 quali ties, In broken sizes. Reduced to ?5c. Boys’ heavy fleece lined shirts and drawers, ages 6 to 14, worth S9c and 50c, Special at 25c a gar ment. Boys’ shirts and drawers, 3-4 frool, the other part is cotton—pre tents shrinking from washing; rorth 60c. Special at 35c a gar meni. FOR WOMEN— Women’s vests and pants, fleeced, 36c qualities. 1 Reduced to 23c a ment. Women’s vests and pants of cot ton fleece lining, extra heavy, broken lots of.tbe 50c grades. Re duced to 35c a*garment. Women’s Union suits, all wool, glove fitting, white and gray, $2.50, quality; reduced to $1.50. Women’s 3-4 wool Union Suits, $1.50 and $1.75 qualities; reduced to $1,00. Broken sizes. Torchon and Smyrna LACES Five Cents Yard Two thousand yards! But not half enough. Unless the unforseen occurs and the unexpected happenss we cannot get more. Of course, you have bought imitation Torchons and Smyrnas before at 5c yard but you never got patterns, qualities and widths like these. They are easily worth 8c to 15c a yard. YOU may buy as much as you please, however we must ask dealers to stay away. Come Now! The Lingerie Waists M Hi Not Linger Long One thing is settled for spring and summer and it is the lingerie waists. They are basking in the smile of fashion. Manufacturers cannot supply the demand. Re tailers who postponed buying are scurrying here and there to get sufficient quantities—and women who know “what’s going to be” are already asking for them at the stores. Behold!—In the face of these conditions we are selling lingerie waists before summer at end-of-summer prices. By sheer luck and good fortune we ran offer a limited quantity for less than we could buy them again! It is a chance not likely to reoccur—prices are sure to go higher later when these are gone. Lingerie style, of fine and sheer lawn. Full front of lace and embroidery insertion, open at back, tucked collar, full sleeves, deep cuffs, trimmed in lace insertion and edging, worth $1.50, at 99c. Of mulls and lawns, tucked front, elaborately embroidered and trimmed at either side in lace insertion and edging. Full sleeves, short or long; the long sleeves have deep cuffs trimmed with several rows of lace insertion and one of edging, $1.49. Spring Ftylehare Now ^eady Early Buyers of We’ve an office in New York for a purpose. A scout is there to keep a lookout and to inform us of what is go ing on in Fashiondom. That is why, among other things, neckwear gets to Marx’s while the freshness and bloom of NEWNESS is on it. Styles are coined every day. The mintage is enormous. Some of them are successful, but most of them are failures. Needless to tell you that only the successes get here. As soon as a neckwear style makes a hit on Broadway or Sixth Avenue the New York man sends a boxful to Marx’s. We will show off the best of them tomorrow—dainty, pretty and withal, charming little stocks and turnovers at modest, modest prices: i Stocks of Linen—A tailorish worth 76c. Special at 50c. style, hemstitched, embroidery Plain hemstitched turnovers, trimmed, 75c values. Special at very sheer materials, 25c. 50c. Linen stocks, trimmed in French Stocks of sheer embroidery, lace knots and buttons; worth 60c. 8pe trimmed, with or without tabs; cial at 35c. _ Linen- Bed Clothes Are .—,---—— ---— Down to Bed Rock Prices Yes, they are costly, but we partly surmount that dif iculty for you by clipping off a dollar or so from the prices, -lowever, granting that they are expensive you must not orget that they make up for it with a vengeance in service tnd satisfaction. Every item listed below is of ail pure linen—guaran ;eed. The prices are special and will hold for one week nly. NOTICE THE AMPLE SIZES. heavy, hemstitched, superlative „„ . . „ quality, worth $10.00 a pair. Spe 90x90 sheetB, all linen hem- at $7 50 stitched; worth $7.60 pair. Special 45x36 pljj0'w cases an pure Hnen, at $5.98. hemstitched; worth $1.50 pair. Spe 90x96 sheets, all linen, extra cial at $1.10. Get a Hat Get it QUICK A few more of the hats are left to sell at 49c. We don’t like to tell you the former prices for fear that you will doubt us—yet it is a fact that some of them sold for $7.50! One customer bought four! 39c— Children’s Outing Gowns From the Dry Goods Dictionary. OUTING—A combination of two old Anglo-Saxon words and a popular slang expression, viz, "Out,” because t..e fabric keeps out cold; “In,” be cause it keeps in warmth; “G” Is add ed to give the word euphony and also because "Gee” it is so soft and cozy. Those children’s gowns are made of outing—double fleeced, thick. The colors are fast and fleecing will not disappear with the first washing. We know of nothing better to keep children warm and comfortable during the cold nights of February and March. 2 to 14 years. For merly 50c and 60c—at 39c. “The Quick or tjw DeadWhich Do You Choose in SILKS? A clean silk stock. Not a graveyard or a burying ground for “dead” styles. The displays are not punctuated with “passe’s” that jar and curious antiques of the past that move the observer to smile and pass on. These are “quick” silks—lively and fresh—aglow with the charm that newness lends. No wonder the measuring sticks work mightily. No wonder the scissors are constantly clipping off shimmering folds! These prices are bound to make a rustling and bustling in the silk stocks! '■"» Yard—Fancy taffetas in the spring’s newest patterns and colors. They are for waists and suits—look at them—easy to see how prettily they make up. Worth 59c and 69c. Yard--A black taffeta, full 36 inches wide, soft fitt er ished surfaces with a brilliant lustre. Worth $1.00 a yard. - g f \ AH silk crepe de chine in a complete range of solid colors. The quality sells everywhere at 75c or 79c yard. Arrived and just unpacked, these plaids for spring. Shades of Duncan, Macbeth and Donaldbin—what Scotchy plaids they are! The whole catalogue of colors—reds, greens, blues, browns, greys, blacks, whites and others and others. They are the “thing” for waists and suits. 19 inches wide. Special at 89c. Announcement EXTRAORDINARY! ? ? ■ ? Choice of any Tailored $g| SUIT in the Store at h' t ■ it What is honesty plus? Why, the Marx advertisements! In other words they are MORE than honest. We never equivocate—never exaggerate. To prove it, why not make a test? Now is a good time. Take this sale of women’s tailored suits. Mark what Marx says—$22.?0 to $40.00 Suits at $9.9?. That’s what we mean. COME AND SEE IF IT ISN’T TRUE! Nobody ever saw such bargains before, or heard of them or read of them or dreamed of them! Let us say it again—$9.9? and again, $9.9? and again, lest you forget—$9.9? for any suit in the house. All the time hold in mind that these are the superb Marx Suits. All the time hold in mind that some of them are worth $22.?0 and $2?.00, but MOST of them are worth $J?.00 and $40.00. There are Etons and long coats, of splendid woolens, and all trimmed beauti fully. The price is less than the cost of the bare materials. The bargains are unprecedented and unparalleled! .v Alteration! Extra. Also Misses* Tailored Suits 6.95 Scores of styles—pretty and petite—trimmed in braids and buttons. The former prices ranged-from $12 to $18—all are now leveled to the common plane of $6.9?. The bargain is equally as great as the one in women’s suits. Alterations Extra. Good Gloves In the Styles You Want A Fourth and a Third Off The glove sale takes a fresh start and those who come tomorrow will find just as big bargains and just as many of them as those who came on Monday last. The points for emphasis in this sale are these; not the gloves you DON’T want, but the ones you DO want at REDUCED PRICES, not INCOMPLETE but COMPLETE assortments. Not just a few sizes that fit nobody but all sizes, including YOURS. These are gloves thal you KNOW aRE GOOD—such as the Centemerj and the Trefousse. Re ductions on these standard makes are like dollars at a discount. Regular $1 Marx’s Gloves al 75c Glove and Suede—Genuine kid skin, black, white, tan, brown, white with black seams, black with white seams; a few reds; 75c pair. About cost to make. Trelousse 1.50 Suede Gloves 1.15 Red, grey, white, black, navy, green, brown, tan, buff, mode. Two and three clasps. These afe the splendid Trefousse French gloves. Always sold at >1.60. Now at >1.15. 1.50 Cenfemert Glace Gloves 1.15 The name is sufficient—Centeme rl Is a standard glove, glace finish, black, white, brown, tan, navy, red, gray, mode. Regular price >1.60. Now at $1.15. 1.15 Trefousse Pique Gloves 1.50 Browns, tans, reds, black and white. A smart, glove for walking and shopping. 1.50 Washable Gloves at 1.15 In white and buff. The most suc cessful washable glove on the mar ket—made by Trefousse & Co. $2 Centemeri Glace Gloves 1.50 Black only; glace finish—service able and stylish. Black only; made by Trefousse. Formerly $2.00. Now at $1.30. P. S.—We cannot fit tne gloves in tnis saie. tven witn tne increased sales force we win Be too Busy. Opening Display and Sale of Fine Imported Hosiery The summertime hosiery. It is ready. Big, fat, bulging cases of it have been tumb ling in for a week, and upstairs they’ve been busy as bees unpacking and sending it “forward” to the stocks. Tomorrow and all week we will hold a display and sale and YOU among others are invited. Prettier than ever, daintier than ever, lacier than ever -embroidered in little silk figures and florals or plain as you please—or cobwebby and open. The collection is an achievement; vast, varied and thoroughly comprehensive. Our facilities for gathering hosiery are unsurpassed. We import directlv from the manufacturing sources through the largest hosiery importing firm in America. The savings accomplished by this are large and are obvious in our prices, which are from 10 to 1? per cent lower than any store’s. Genuine Raw Silk Hose, In black only, reinforced, lisle feet; worth $2.00 a pair. Special at $1-29. Silk Hose, Reseda, French blue, violet, white, grey, pink and moroc co red; lisle boots, worth $1.60. Spe cial $1. Allover lace, daintily em broidered—6ome with grenadine stripes and checks, of finest lisle. Special at 50c. Women’s Lisle Finished Hose, black, embroidered prettily, 50c values. Special at 39c. Women’s Silk Lisle Hose, In black, spliced heels and toes, worth 75c. Special at 50c. Women’s Lisle Hose, In colors, reseda, morocco red, French blue and Alice blue; embroidered In self colors; worth 89c. Special at 69c. Women's Ingrain Lisle Hose, black, Richelieu and Rembrandt ribs; a hose that wears; worth 50c pair, three pairs 11.00. Women’s gauze cotton Hose, black, garter splicing, double soles; worth 50c pair. Special, 3 pair J1. Women’s gai>ze cotton hose, high heels and spliced soles, black; worth 85c. Special at 25c. Women’s l.lsle Hose, lace anl open effects, many patterns. Spe cial at 25c. Women’s Out Size Hose of Egyp tian cotton. 25c pair. Women’s Out Size Hose, ribbed tops. Special. 3 pairs $1.00. Girls’ lxl ribbed lisle Hose, worth 25c pair. Special at 19c. Girls’ ribbed lisle Hose, black. Special at 25c pair. Only six pairs to a customer. Another Sensation—-Six Dainty Handkerchiefs for 29c You pay too much for handkerchiefs unless you buy them at Marx’s. The fact is being demonstrated every business day of the year. And women are finding it out, for the business grows bigger each succeeding week. Tomorrow’s offering—pardon us, for we cannot think of another word that fits so appropriately—is phenomenal. It is the very acme and climax of value giving. Six dainty cotton handkerchiefs, neatly initialed, for 29c. Done up in packages—we cannot sell more than two packages to a customer. WHITE GOODS Looking for something out of the ordinary—an exquisitely sheer and fine piece of white goods? A nainsook that isn't like all nainsooks? Or a chiffon that is better than the common run of chiffons? Your mecca is Marx’s. You will find it in this comprehensive white goods stock, and you will find, too, that the price for it is much less than you suspected. We are selling the most discriminating women of Birmingham large quantities of these beautiful stuffs. The more you ktiow about white goods the quicker you will buy at Marx’s. The following items are monumental bargains: 45-inch Wash Chiffon, worth 30c, at 19c, 45-Inch Wash Chiffon, worth 40c, at 25c. 32-inch Persian Lawn, worth GOc, at 15c. Dotted Swiss, very sheer, at 15c. No. 300 Long Cloth, 12 yard bolts. Special at $1.35. Extra heavy Bird’s-eye hemmed, ready for use, 27 inches square. Doaen squares at $1.25. /Vpu/ ^AInformal ^gnS Opening of the Latest Spring Styles The tailoring—ah, that is the point. Nearly all skirts look pretty in the stores. But, to crack an old phrase— pretty is as pretty does. Unless the skirt wears well and stands up under the strain of every day service it will soon grow very ugly indeed. Seams get to puckering, front draws up, wrinkles over the hips, hangs lop-sided and looks “perfectly awful.” It is the tailoring that counts. The skirts at Marx’s are shapely and stylish. They will remain so permanently, because they are tailored that way—not merely pressed into condition by hot irons. Another factor tending to dressiness and service is the fabrics. They must be wooden—and they ARE. We’ve been showing the new spring skirts in circular and panel front styles for a month. Shipments arrive nearly every day. The latest and the best values are these: Of Panama, In greys and blacks, circular style, pleated down front, three rows of tucks around bot tom. Price $7.75. Of Panama, a splendid quality that wears thoroughly, black and blue, box pleated front, bands, but tons and three rows of the corded effect at bottom. Price 510.00. Of Panama, grey plaids, circular style, habit back, a row of buttons down the entire front, bands of self material around bottom. Price 512.50. Of worsted, grey plaid, fancy panel and button front, bands around bottom. Price 514.96. FINE LINEN SETS Beautiful linens have been valued highly from time Immemorial. In olden days when they were dearer and rarer than now, when looms were operated by hand, and when the weaving of a singlo cloth required months, we find instances shewing that they were regarded more precious than jewels. A mother would give them Instead of money or property, as dowries to newly married daughter. Likelier than not she had gotten them from her mother, who in turn gfct them from hers. Lin ens lasted longer then, because they wore only used on very great oc casions. Indeed, another illustration of the value placed on linens la found in the "ye laste wllle and testaments” of one Jonathan Smythe, a well-to-do land owner, who bequeathes "all his household effects, Including my magnificent collection of napery, viz, one (1) cloth and six (6) nap kins of great worth to nty daughter, Mary Jane.” In those days if you owned linen you were a "gentlewoman" or a "gentleman,” terms to which more significance was attached than is now. There are people who claim that In these modern days of commer cialism and materialism the art of linen making has been as completely Iori its the art of making Damascus steel; claiming also, among other things, that, linens no longer have the beautiful texture, heavy body and superb satln-llke damasking as In former days. In Ihe main they are correct—yet they are mistaken. It Is our pleas ure to inform such people that the art of linen making Is still extant and that It has developed beyond even the dreams of those who lived in the good old days of long ago. It Is our pleasure also to irtform these and others who love fine lin ens that we are In direct touch with the manufacturers of such linens and that every year we Import limited quantities of select, rich and exclusive Dining Cloths and Napkins. The spring Importations will be displayed tomorrow. They are truly magnificent, de luxe linens. Even the novice can see that extreme care has been used In weaving and finishing them. All who are interested either front the standpoint of the buyer or the looker are most cordially Invited to Inspect them. There are none like them elsewhere In Birmingham. A few details and prices. Dinirif; Sots of Cloth and Napkins. Cloth Is 2V&X2V4 yards square; richest, handsomest, heaviest satin Damask, with open border, can be used for square or round table; napkins are 22 inches square. Price for the set $9.50. A beautiful set Is of double Satin Damask, In a fleur de lls pattern, with a wide border. Price also $9.50. Another set is of double weight, thick Damask, in elaborate pat terns of American Beauty roses; cloth is 2V4x3 yards, napkins are 25 inches square. Price $18.50. This one is for a round table, extra sized napkins. Highly datnasked. Complete set $16.50. Spring Cottons—SALE Forethoughtful folks are thinking spring things. Dresses for themselves, frocks for the children, aprons for everybody. For these women we have prepared a sale of cottons which will hold forth here on Monday and Tues day. The stocks are fresh; why, some of the stuffs are described from samples—for the very good reason that the pieces are not out of the cases yet. The advantages of an early sale are apparent—gives you the opportunity to do all the spring sewing carefully and systematically, instead of crowding and jumbling it all into April—and then not half doing it. Special prices 1—very. Seesucker—Bates make, regular 12 Vic grade, at 10c. A wide and varied assortment of neat patterns, thoroughly washable colors. Percales—32 Inches wide, just ar rived and on sale tomorrow for the first time. Scores and scores of patterns, light and dark grounds; worth 12Vic. Special at 10c yard. Dress Ginghams for spring and summer, stripes and checks in fast colors. Ideally adapted for children1* school and plav dress. Special at 8c yard. All Linen Suiting—Full 27 Inches wide. A special purchase that should sell In a jiffy. Worth 50c, 76c and 85c a yard. Monday and Tues day at 39c. 32-inch Imported Scotch Madras for men’s shirts and women's shirt waists and suits. Absolutely fast colors. Worth 36c. Special at 260.