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ONLY 12 DAYS MORE Every Trunk, Suit Case and Bag at Big Reductions. A Few of the Attractions: $5.00 Canvas Trunks $7.50 Canvas Trunks ^ qq Extra Special—Full linen-lined Trunk, fibre-bound, two fibre center bands, two sole leather straps, brass trimmings, heavy dowel bolts on front, two trays, wrapped slats, slats. Regular price, | rwx 36-lnch, $15.00. Clearance sale price.1U.UU We have a few of the high-grade light-weight Trunks. They go at 33 1-3 per cent off the regular price. $5.00 Leather Suit q Krv $7.50 Cowhide Suit g Cases. Regular $60.00 Trunks. Clearance in fkrv Sale price.<±U.UU Regular $50.00 Trunks. Clearance qq qpr Sale price.OO.Oil Regular $40.00 Trunks. Clearance qri rvri Sale price...OU.UU Regular $30.00 Trunks. Clearance nn nn Sale price..*v'.UU Now is the time to buy if you are going to need a Trunk or Bag. Phone us and we will send for your old trunk and make It like new. We do repairing RIGHT! Old trunks taken in exchange. Birmingham Trunk Factory Bell Phone 2253 t 315 N. Nineteenth St. Next to City Hall Bell Phone 2253 SAND AS MEDICINE. Healthy Old Horseman Takes a Spoon ful at Each Meal. From the Indianapolis Sentinel. Young enough at 88 to break a yearling colt is the remarkable condition of Ed win Reed, father-in-law of George H. Ketcham, former owner of Cresceus. And Mr. Reed attributes his present physical condition to one thing, which many would call a fad. That is the use of sand Internally as a medicine. Plain, unadul terated sand, taken by the teaspoonful. There have been a few sand advocates Jieard from at various intervals, but sel dom is one met whose faith in its rem edial powers is so strong as that of Mr. Reed, or one who so assiduously sticks to it. Mr. Reed’s own story is this: “About twelve or fifteen years ago 1 was bothered with stomach trouble. It was the most unpleasant sensation I ever experienced. Not severe enough to put me on my hack or to cause sharp pain, hut Just enough to nauseate me. It seemed to catch me the worst at night after I had retired. It would wake me opt of a sound sleep, and it kept getting more and more frequent, finally weaken ing me so that I nearly fainted when I arose. Then it commenced to bother me In the daytime, and I finally got so bad that I could not carry a bucket of water. 2 tried physicians without number, and had about concluded that there was no help for me when I happened to think of a cure that I had heard of in Texas. That cure was the sand cure. It was strange that I should have suffered so Jong as I did before I thought of it, but It came into my mind one day like a flash. So I went to a new house and got a little pail of sand, and taking it home I had it cleaned. “Then I started to take It, a teaspoon ful at each meal for several days. At the end of the first day's dosing I did not notice much change, but the second day I felt better, and that night I slept the entire night without once waking, a thing I had not done for years. I kept st the treatment, reducing the dose to a spoonful a day and finally a spoonful every few days, till finally I was cured. “While I was first doctoring I used to run tip hill and overexert myself in an attempt to discover whether it was really helping me or whether I imagined it. But It was helping me, and finally cured me. Well, I say cured me. It did this at any rate: It arranged me so that it is only Bbout once in a month or so that T have pny trouble with my stomach, and then It never gets far enough along to be railed trouble, because just as soon as I feel It coming on I take a good close of tfte sand and tften it stays away.” Asked as to ms explanation of this pe culiar fact, Mr. Reed said: “I don’t know much about science or any of that truck, and I don’t suppose that my opin ion amounts to much in this matter. All I know is that It does the work and that without any Inconvenience. It isn’t hard to take and slips down easily. I think that it has some effect on the coating of the stomach. It seems to me that there must be something forms on the lining, and this hard, grating sand scrapes it off and gives the digestive juice a chance to get at the food and the contents of the stomach. It certainly is a great remedy, and, as I say, the best of it all is the fact that it is easy to take.” And as his questioner made an ugly grimace he said: ‘ ±qu needn’t laugh; it is a fact. You would never know you were taking anything at all. I tried some glass sand that I got at Sandusky and red sand that I got at Detroit, but it all has the same effect, so I’m convinced that it doesn't make any difference wnat kind you get—just plain sand. The best way to prepare it is to wash it every day for about ten days, and then let it dry between times. “I have met several persons who have used, it, and many of them have been greatly benefited. I met a man in Texas, when I was down there three years ago, who was nearly dead with dyspep sia. He had tried everything, and had finally come to Texas, as he said, to die. I told him of my remedy and in three weeks he wras cured. Of course, he kept on taking it at frequent intervals, but ho could always keep off the dyspepsia. You know' what I think about this doctoring and these physicians? Nine times out of ten a physician looks at a man when he thinks he is ill and can't tell what’s the matter. Then he gives the man some pills and stuff and makes him downright ill. Then he does know what’s the mat ter with hin^and he commences to doc tor for the medicine he gave him in the first place. "I have this bowi filled all the time," and he produced a sugar bowl from off' the buffet, "and when I think I need some sand I tell the girl to set It on the table, and just before I start eating I take a dose.” PARROT RANCH. American Makes Success of Unique Venture in Mexico. Martin Holts, an American, who estab lished a parrot rancli near Victoria, Mex ico. a few years ago, has met with a won derful success and has accumulated a fortune in the business. It is probably the only parrot ranch in the world. Tt is certainly the only one in Mexico, says an exchange. Holts was employed for several years as a passenger conductor on the old Monte rey and Mexican Gulf railroad, now a part of the Mexican Central system. His division was between Victoria and the port of Tampico, on the gulf coast, through the heart of the parrot country. He was always interested in the bright colored birds, and while running as con ductor he collected many of them and taught them to speak English. There were many tourists traveling up and down his line and he did a good side bus iness by selling the birds to Americans and others. The thought then occurred to Holts that he might make more money by re tiring from railroad work and devoting his time to raising parrots. He followed this plan and purchased a large tract of forest land near Victoria which was teeming with wild parrots. He fitted the ranch In a unique way. Wire netting was placed around and over the trees and the birds were confined tnereln. He has had the greatest success in raising the birds. It Is in teaching the parrots to talk that Holts has made a unique success. He is a linguist, speaking English, Span ish, French and German fluently. He divided his flock of several thousand birds into four classes—one for each lan guage. He then took a few birds from each class and set to work to teach them to talk. At the end of a few months Holts had taught a number of birds English. Spanish, German and French, and the .educated birds were placed in their re spective sections. It was Holts’ theory that by doing this the educated birds would teach their com panions to talk. His hopes were realized to the fullest extent. He says that at the end of the first year he had several hundred educated parrots. Holts believes that the standard of in telligence of parrots can be greatly in creased by proper attention to breeding them. In his collection, which now num bers several thousand, he saw several which are seemingly possessed of reason ing powers. These educated birds have been taught to carry on a conversation with each other. This conversation, in which each bird knows his part thorough ly, covers nearly thirty minutes of time. Household Hints. From the Smart Set. To make biscuits light—drench with gasoline and Ignite before serving. How to keep servants—cholorform them and lock In the cellar. Quickest way to get rid of peddlers— buy all they have. How to remove fruit stains from linen —use scissors. To keep rats out of the pantry—place all food In the cellar. To entertain women visitors—let them Inspect all your private papers. To entertain men visitors—feed the brutes. To keep the children at home—lock up all their clothes. To keep hubby at home—hide his tou pee. Tn order to prevent accidents In the kitchen—fill the kerosene can with water. To stop leaks in pipes-send for the nearest plumber. To economize on coal—get a gas range. To test the freshness of eggs—drop them on some hard surface. To propitiate the Janitor—it can’t be done. WHITMAN’S Fine candies received weekly by express. Fattoa-Fope Drue Co., 3d Are. and 20th St., N. W. corner. SHOT MAN AT DANCE Mr. McKeon Insulted at a Tam many Hall Function THE BARBER IS BOORISH Metamora Social Club Belles Fled, Till the Floor Was Clear of the Wounded—Stirring Times In Bowery Society. - 1 From the New York World. Mr. John McKeon and Mr. Antonio Pla- ' tanlo stood drinking at a bar in Tam many hall early yesterday morning. In the big hall an orchestra was playing the seasonable tune. “In the Good Old Summer Time.” To the glad strains the eight hundred of the Metamora Social club were “spieling” giddily—belles and braves of the exclusive sets of the Bow ery. The Gas House district and the lower east side. As Mr. McKeon, a husky boilermak er’s apprentice, and Mr. Platanio, a barber, raised their glasses their elbows collided, and the jolt spilled some of Mr. McKeon’s beer on his pink shirt front, which is his glory socially. Mr. McKeon, who is 18 years old, did not know Mr. Platanio, so he remonstrated politely: "If you. do dat agin, I'll knock your block off." "Aw, run along an’ play, kid,” re torted Mr. Platanio, who is five years Mr. McKeon’s senior. A Bump on the Floor. Muttering t'hreats they went on the dancing floor, and soon were whirling in the maze with their partners. Mr. Platonio, an expert spieler, took the first opportunity to bump most violently Mr. McKeon’s lady friend. "Gee!" painted that lovely young wo man, "dat feller near knocked all de wind outen me." Mr. Patanio and his partner laughed mockingly. Mr. McKeon’s rage nearly smothered him, but he danced on. A few minutes passed, and Mr. Platonio, again approaching Mr. McKeon in the dance, planted 'his elbow most violently, yet most deftly, in Mr. McKeon’s eye. The insult was so palpable that Mr. Charles Smith, a friend of Mr. McKeon, resented it, and "took a smash at the Ginny," as he put it afterward. Like an enraged bull Mr. McKeon tossed his damsel from him and whipped out a pistol. "Johnnie!" she s'hrieked, shrilly. "My Johnnie, wot yer goin’ ter do?" "Do him up, curse him," bellowed Mr. McKeon. Mr. Platanio, who hnd no weapon, turned to run. Mr. McKeon pulled the trigger; the bullet hit the barber In the small of 'his back, and he fell. "He’s got his," observed Mr. McKeon’s partner, recovering himself. "Murder!” yelled Mr. Platonio’s ladi friend. "Twenty-three!" chorused the hundreds of other Metamora social ladles and gen tlemen, mindful only of tleir own safety. "On the run! Skiddoo! Beat it!” And in a twinkling the dancing floor was bare. McKeon’s Minute of Triumph. No; Mr. Platanlo lay on It, writhing in pain, now swearing, now groaning and over him stood Mr. McKeon, sneering, his pistol cocked for another shot. At Mr. McKeon rushed Stephen Murray, spe cial officer in the hall, and Fred Lang, a companion of his. Mr. McKeon fought them mightly, but they mastered and dis armed him. Mr. Platanlo was carried into an ante room, and the dance went on. The Belle vue hospital surgeons say the barber’s wound is serious, hut not fatal neces sarily . Barring loud, deep oaths, Mr. Pla tanio, who resides at No. 56 West Fourth street, will say only: “I’ll get even when I get out o’ here,’’ which stamps him as worthy, certain of his Metamora clubmates sav. After this social incident the police made the remarkable discovery that the excise law was being violated in Tam many hall, so they arrested “Tom Col lins,’’ the bartender. They also arrested Mr. Smith, 21 years old, of No. 348 East Twenty-fifth street, who for his fiend’s sake struck Mr. Platanlo. In the Yorkvllle police court Magistrate Breen nold McKeon and Smith. Collins was discharged. The magistrate said tho police had not enough evidence against him. HI 1 I IiWiHWii imifljlMMB i i III' HPICI I i I llliil1 'illIhllMB IiMMBMIW —MMU I iIIBMIIWIWM —————— End=of=the=Season Clearance Sale is in Full Swing / Sales Have Been Heavy—But Splendid Bar gains Yet- Do Not Miss This Sale Mon day and Next Week. My entire stock was thrown into this price sacrificing sale because of the im mense stock of Spring Goods coming and my desire to open with a perfectly clean stock. Much of the goods in the sale are staples which will be replaced with the same kinds and styles but I wish my customers to have this bargain opportunity. Some of the most remarkable values in Boys’ and Men’s Clothing ever known in this city. On account of the Spring like weather we have added some Spring Goods. Any Boy’s Suit Clearance Sale Half Price CLEARANCE WINTER AND SPRING SUITS Including Kuppenheimer Suits, Overcoats, Topcoats, Cravenettes or Watersheds that formerly sold at 15-00, 16 50 and 18-00, this sale.7.77 And another lot including Winter Suits; Spring Suits, Overcoats. Topcoats and CravanetteGoats 20.00 and 22-50, this sale.9.99 # CLEARANCE IN MEN’S PANTS. One lot of odd Trousers, that include a number of weaves and styles, all shades of grey, also fancy patterns. 3.00 Pants, this sale...-.2.15 This Sale in Furnishings is most remark able in economical values. Clearance in Shoes. Broken sizes ail . styles, big values little prices. Clearance in Shirts $1.00 Negligee Shirts, Monarch brand, now.69° $2.00 and $1.50 Manhattan Shirts, broken sizes, now.98c Clearance in Hats $2.50 to $3.00 Hats, assorted, broken sizes, now.79c $3.00 Hats, In colors, new goods, broken sizes, now.$1.88 $3.00 Derbies, new goods, over stocked, now.$2.22 $1.1)0 Columbia Shape, black, all sizes, now.98c Clearance in Fancy Vests $2.50 to $5.00 fancy Vests, small lots, now.$1.11 $1.50 fancy Vests, new goods, now. .48c Clearance in Caps 26c Boys Golf Caps, fancy weaves, now.18c 60c Men’s Caps, new goods, now 40c Clearance in Women’s Hose 16c black Cotton Hose, broken Blzes, now.Sc 60c and 26c fancy Hose, small lot, now.18c Clearance in Men’s Hall Hose 10c grey Cotton Hose, winter weight, now.4c 26c fancy Hose, new goods, now 18c 60c Lisle Hose, small lot, now..28c Women’s Shoes $2.60 tan Shoes, good styles, sizes 3 to 8, now.$1.48 $2.50 to $3.60 black Oxford Ties, sizes 1 to 4, now.$1.11 $1.76 to $3.60 Strap Slippers, sizes 1 to 4, now.77c Women’s Shoes $1.00 to $2.00 Felt Slippers, broken sizes, now.77c $2.50 to $3.50 Shoes, turns and welts, sizes 1 to 2%, now..$1.11 $3.00 Button Shoes, Bizes 2 to 7, now. $1.77 Misses’ Shoes $1.75 anti $2.00 Button Shoes, sizes 12 to 2, now.99c Boys’ Shoes $1.50 to $2.60 Boys' Shoes, black vlcl and box calf, best shoe made for hard knocks, during this sale 20 per cent off. Men’s Shoes $5.00 and $6.00 Banister Shoes, small sizes, now.$2.98 $5.00 and $6.00 Banister Shoes. broken sizes, now.$2.98 $3.60 Shoes, broken sizes, now $2.22 $1.75 and $1.50 Shoes, all sizes, now one-quarter off. T. C. KING, Clothing and Shoes 1916 First Avenue. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. TOO PRECIOUS TO LOSE. Bartender’s Mistake Corrected by the Rollicking Youth. From the New York Sun. The rollicking youth came into the up town cafe a little wobbly and leery, but with something of jt look of triumph, withal. The well meaning bartender re garded him critically a moment, and then, j in a tone of confidence, said to him: [ “Say, I can mix you up something that j will knock that jag of yours dead in less than ten minutes,’' and he began mixing. “Wazzat?” said the wobbly youth, brac ing himself and closing one eye to get a j better focus on the bartender. “Miss up j sussln’ t’ knock zls zhng? Why, bully g— hie—gee! ’Sma’r you? I been all af’noon r’lec’n the goods t' geh zis zhag, ’neh cos' more’n sev—hie—sev’n dorrars, ’n I’ve zhls j star’dout t' giv’t an airin’, ’n here’s a I duck wa’st butt in ’n miss up sussln’ t* knocK’t dead lh tem—hie—-temmince. Say, son! Y’zhis miss me up a Scoshshigh ball! Uzzstamme? Miss me up a Seoshs hlgh ball, by gee, ’n leh—'n leh— ’n leh zies zhag o’ mine zhag! Ain't nobody goln’t spoil zhag o’ mine lh tem—hie— temmince ’t took all af'noon t* e lect, by gee, ’n cos’ more ’n sev—hie—seven dor rars! Ch’llfeth’ ain’t! Uzzstamme? Scoshshigh hall, son! Semmup!” And the bartender withdrew his good intentions, set out the Scotch high hall, and let the Jag go on Jagging. Lost In a Stage Sea. From the Philadelphia Telegraph. Speaking of the peculiar Incidents that occasionally occur on the stage, a well known actor said that one of the most laughable happened some time since In the theatre of a thriving town up the state. The scene at that particular mo ment was the deck of a ship, around which rolled and heaved a vast theatri cal sea. The hero was soliloquizing on the pitching deck and the audience was in tently listening to his spellbinding words when a ruddy head protruded through a hole in the ocean in full view of all."*"Tlie hero, however, was equal to the occasion. Glancing ?it the apparently floating head, he lustily yelled: "Man overboard! Man overboard!" Hardly had he spoken oerore the head of the sea manipulator was withdrawn, and, with a sad sigh mat could be heard all over the house, the actor piteously cried: "Too late, too late! Another* poor fellow lias gone to his last account." Notice. Bids for construction of hy^ro-electrlo power plant, or any part of same, near Good water, Ala., will be received and specifications for same will be furnished on application by B. W. ABBEN, Clerk of Town of Goodwater. 2-17-7t. RANGES AND STOVES. | PENINSULAR. We sell you a better Range or Stove for less money than any other house. Broad assertion, but we make It, know ing that the facts will bear us out In the statement. The Peninsular Steel Range has every good advantage over any one on the market. Peninsular Steel Range, double lined and asbestos filled, nickel trimmed. A thorough Range for service, worth $35.00, for.$27.50 $25.00 Steel Range, one you can de pend upon to give perfect satis faction, reduced to.$19.95 Oak Peninsular Heater, hot blast, smoke consumer, nickel trimmed, $12.00 kind, for.$8.95 Retort Peninsular Heater, smoke consuming. hot blast, slack burner, mica Illuminated door, nickel trimmed all fuels, worth $17.50, now... .$12.95 IRONING 8ETS. I A HOT IRON A I A COLD f handle: I Asbestos laundry irons, 3 in set, with cold handle, for.51-75 gw—^iniii iiniiii niiii i in ■ imm \m i—ihimi muipi—■—mi i nn—i i — i "Dependable Sale" Of House Necessities! WE call it a “Dependable Sale” because there is not a single article in all the thousands of usueful things in this sale that is not as thorough and houest as thoroughness and honesty can make it. Because every article was made by manufacturers of the most renowned and not for “sale purposes” and there is no cheap, trashy “stuff.” Because on every article in our big double stores there is a tremendous saving to you over prices charged by others for inferior articles. Give yourself at least a look over our immense stocks. It will save you a great many dollars and it costs nothing for a look. We have no “GET-IT-IF-YOU-CAN, CATCH-PENNY" sales but you can always buy BETTER ARTICLES AT THIS STORE FOR LESS MONEY—-and get PLENTY OF ATTENTION than at any other place in the city. LAMPS. Glass Stand Lamps complete, 19c to 45c. Decorated Vase Laraf>s, 48c to | $112.50. ' Best German Student Lamp for $3.48. Celebrated B. & H. Lamps, com plete with shade, $t.75. Hanging Lamps $1.98 to $10.00. DECORATED DINNER SETS. Dependable kind at dependable prices, for they're generally reduced and less than others sell them. 103-plece Haviland China Dinner Set, pretty decorations, worth $35.00, for.*.$24.90 100-piece French China Dinner*Sets, rich decoration, worth $30.00, for.$18.95 56-plece Cottage Dinner Set, $10.0 value, for.. .$6.95 100-piece Dinner Set, worth $la.00, for.$10.95 TINWARE. At reduced prices. It’s cheap. Buy all you want. 10-quart Dish Pans.10c 10-quart Milk Pails.10c 10-quart Milk Pans.1°c 1- gallon Coffee Pots.10° 2- quart Sprinklers.10c 1-gallon Oil Cans.10c 8-quart Pudding Pans.10c Japaned Cuspidors.1°c '/j-gallon Coffee Pots .10c 1 anfl 2-quart Milk Kettle.10o THE FAIR Phone 88 I I .■■■ 2020 Second Ave. 2021-2023 Third Ave. SMALL ARTICLES YOU NEED. At very small prices. Cut this list out and use for shopping list: Knife and fork box.10c Tin-rlmmed sifter.15c Hunter sifters.10c Perforated chair seats.10c Hong handle corn poppers.10c Wire broilers.10c Wire pot cleaners.5c Bottle vaseline.be Dozen wire coat hooks.10c Nutmeg grater.Jo Henls potato or fruit press.25c Biscuit or cake cutters.3c “Perfection” Ice Picks.10c Kitchen kniveB.10c Nos. 1 and 2 brass burners.5c No. 3 Solar burners.15o Pound coffee mills.48c Full 100-count turkey feather dust ers—10-ln., 10c; 12-in., 19c; 14-in., 23c; lti-in.33s 8-quart, galvanized water buckets..15c 10-quart galvanized water buckets. 1Bc No. 0 galvanized tubs.39c No. 1 galvanized tubs.49c No. 2 galvanized tubs.59c No. 3 galvanized tubs.69c S-quart well buckets.23c 10-quart well buckets.29c BREAD-MAKING MACHINES. Bread Making Made lEasy. $£ “UNIVERSAL”^ .Bread Maker Raiser.' .you'cahTmU'andknead Bread thoroughly/ In 3 Minutes. / Viands do not touch the dough*! DOES AWAT WITH HAND ANEADINI ( ^AND MAKES BETTER 8AEAD , . . .1 5 ^ t(J cI^hik A cH --* —~~ ----- —— j Our price for this bread maker.. .$1.98 Universal food choppers, 98c, $1.48, $1.98 and $2.48. THE 1900 WASHER, A TIME-SAVER. Washes quickly and saves labor and clothes, the price.$10.00