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MONEY IN SATCHELS Price of Hair Cut is $8,50 in Guatemala “TIN’’ AT RATIO OF 15 TO 1 Ignorance of a Native Results in Death of a Horse—Fresh Meat Hard to Get—Life Is Easy. Two dollars for a shine, $8.60 for a hair • cut and shampoo, $WO for a dinner and * nearly $600 for the use of a mule for three days are a few of the noteworthy ex penses of Leo. F. Nadeau, an East Prov idence man, who has recently been trav eling in Guatemala, Central America, ac companied by Edward M. Holmes of Bar rington. But Mr. .Nadeau paid only one cent for a bUshel of oranges- with two big pineapples, each two'feet, long, throwm In. Thus says a writer in the Providence Journal. These startling prices are all due to the big difference between the values of Gau temalan money and that which is backed up by Uncle Sam. It‘s the difference be tween a gold and a silver basis. This same East Providence man exchanged $1000 In American gold for $14,000 in bills Issued by the Gautemalan republic and then put the bunch of bills into a pack and hired a' man to carry it for him, as the packagd measured about two feet square. 11: i| dot strange that these bills made auclv a load, for each one of them measured about a foot long and half foot Wide. 4 ’ * As the money is on a sliver basis, it fluctuates so widely at times that It Is often necessary to figure up the value of a quantity of money before a pur chase is made# When a foreigner makes a purchase he asks, if he Is at all ac quainted with the country, whether the price refers to tin or gold money.. “Tin ‘ money Iff'the name given the native money, as it contains but a small por tion of silver and is worth only about one-fifteenth the price of United States money. While they do not have trolley cais In Guatemala City, mule cars, similar to the old fashioned horse cars of this sec tion, are run on the principal streets. The railroad company does not issue trans fers. neither does it have cash registers In the cars, but a person can ride about the city for one cent In gold money. The houses, of many of the city resi dents are very attractive and are com posed chiefly of mahogany, which is so plentiful In the country that it is even burned for firewood. Other houses are made of adobe (sun dried clay). With out an exception these houses are square, with an open garden in the center, over which there is no roof. The houses are very large and have a driveway leading into the garden, where many beautiful tropical plants grow. All the doors and windows of these houses are heavily barred, and they have to be, as some of the natives have a habit of carrying off anything that they can move. One Continuous Hofidjly. A in Guatemala would get th*» impression that the place Is In the midsi of a Fourth of July celebration or some thing Similar for nearly every day Is a feast day in honor of some saint, and is celebrated <n a noisy way, with firing of guns and. exploding firecrackers. Sun day is a great day in this place. The big bull fightq occur then, and the greater part ofthe population turns out for the occasion. First, there is a big parade, led by a brass band, the bull fighters fol lowing. They march about tho city, much as minstrels move up Westminster street to advertise their show at the Providence opera house, and then they proceed to the slaughtering place. Tho building in which the bull fights are held Is circular In shape, with seats about the outer side, and a large open space, or arena, in the center. After o parade about the arena tho hand is dismissed and the hull fighters rejpain jn the ring. A bull is led out from a -large pen. and then the fight begins. With red clothes and small lances the cldadores arouse the anger of the bull; the animal charges them, but the fighters step nimbly aside, escaping the sharp horns. After this performance has been re peated a number of times the chief mata dor advances toward the bull. This time, when the animal charges, he attempts to kill It with a single thrust of his Rword. If h6 is successful and the long bladed weapon .pierces the animal’s heart he ’s greeted with great applatise, hut should he fall ho gets nothing hut hisses and de risive yells for his clumsiness. There are usually six or more bulls kept In the peri at one time, and sometimes ail are slaughtered in one day, but the killing of three usually serves to satisfy the na tives’ thirst for blood. The main Inconvenience lo the average traveler In Gautemala is the scarcity of fresh meats, due to the hot climate. Ice is unknown, and there is absolutely no way to keep food cool. Butter, cheese ap'd other dairy foods are also unused, while milk cannot he kopt any length of tirVie without souring. These things can not b* put down the wells to cool, as per sons In this country sotnetimes preserve the conterlts of their larder. The water is actually warm and useless for this pur pose. Even wild turkeys which are killed on the plantations cannot be taken to the city, a few miles distant, to he sold as food. The flesh would spoil before the city could he reached. After these conditions have been ex plained a person naturally asks. “What do they do for drinking w'ater?” The wa ter Is drawn from the wells and placed In large and unusual shaped earthen ves sels called “monkeys.’’ and allowed to stand over night, and the porous qualities of the earthen ware keep the water cool. Hot springs are plentiful In the region, and the natives boll eggs In the water where these are found. An ignorant Native. As to the natives themselves, Mr. Na- | deau and Mr. Holmes report that they are very poorly educated and decidedly ig norant. As a sample of their mental ca pabilities, one of the returned Rhode Is anders cites an occurance which hap pened when the party was driving about the city. The saddle horses were driven alongside the hotel piazza as the occu pants went inside to dine. While they were eating dinner the guide walked in and told one of the men that his horse IF YOU’RE TIRED Iik and run down, or the blood Is iure, there's nothing will do you so Jh good this Spring as a few doses Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. Thou ds use it exclusively with gratlfy results. Resolve today to get a de of HOSTETTER’S STOMACH HITTERS you make the first step toward d health. It cures Grippe, Spring er, Impure Blood, Sleeplessness, In istion, Dyspepsia, Costiveness. Fe male Ills and Malaria, Fever and Ague. * Women’s White Shirtwaists Selecting a White Shirtwaist from our' showing is an easy and most pleasurable task. For the stock teems with newness and beauty—indeed, it seems as though all of the pretty styles of the season had centered fyere— and the woman who wants to pay a dollar is as sure of getting the same excellent returns as the woman who pays $50.00. That for the display in general, today. In particu lar, this word of four extremeiy attractive styles and a special bargain offering. Tailored Waist, of pure linen, with large tucks down 'front and back, tailored tab stock, tucked cuff, special value, at..$3.50 Lingerie Waist of imported Batiste, entire yoke of Val. lace, front trimmed with lace insertion, lace stock, elbow sleeves finished with laeet specially priced at.$3.50 India Linon Waists, entire front of blind embroidery in dainty design, lace and embroidery stock, new sleeves in elbow or full length, priced Monday, at.$4.95 Dotted Swiss Waist, yoke in back and front formed of pin tucks, elbow sleeves trimmed with Val. lace, special, at. -$4.95 A Fine Waist Bargain Choice, Monday, of a lot of Lingerie Waists—a maker’s sample line numbering about two dozen—of Batiste or Jap Silk, beautifully trimmed with lace and hand emhroid •eryj worth up to $7- 50, at..... ’.$5.95 On Center Table Walking Skirts For Women We have been accused of fussiness on the point of “set” to a Walking Skirt. Maybe we are. But “set” is the index of every other part of the tailors work. That cor rect, the skirt is pretty sure to hang well—to look well. It took tedious work to get them right, but since we’ve succeeded we’ve been doing by far the largest skirt business in Birmingham. The present showing ranging in price from $4.95 to $50.00 is notably fine. Some details by the way of proof: Trig Walking Skirts of Panama cloth and fancy worsted in greys and navy blue, made in the popular circular style, with plaited front and back, trimmed around the bottom with folds of self material, special value at.$9.95 Fine Walking Skirts of imported voile in black, navy and giey, new gored circular model, with tiny tucks between each panel, and scores of plaits in front, back and sides, exceedingly handsome, and very moderately priced at.$12.50 Superior Muslin Underwear Comparison is the undisputable test that proves the superiority of our Muslin Underwear. Take a Saks gar ment at $1.25 and another secured elsewhere at the same price. You will notice that ours is wider—fuller; the materials are better; the sewing is more carefully done—stitches are shorter, and the trimmings are applied in a neater and more artistic manner, as well as being of finer quality. This is true not only of the garments at $1.25, but all along the line—from the least expensive to the most elaborate. Prove the truth of the statement to your own satisfaction by applying the test at any price point you choose. Cambric Petticoats* full width, made of a good qualify of material, with embroidery ruffle, trimmed with dusteis of tucks, at.$1.25 Cambric Petticoats* well made, of good materials, full width, trimmed with band of lace inserting and finished with deep lace ruffle, at. .....$1.25 Cambric Gowns, full length and generous width, made of an excellent quality of cambric, with square or round jroke of lace and embroidery, at.,.$1.25 Corset Covers, made extremely full, of very fine cambric, trimmed with lace inserting and embroidery, finished around neck and arm holes with narrow lace edging, at.$1.25 Newness in Women’s Suits Selling has, been so swift ‘and constant the past week or two and new arrivals among Women’s Walking Suits have come so steadily that a metamorphosis has taken place. The supply is as new as it was when we first asked you to see our Spring showing—the rapid selling notwithstanding. The very latest touches of fashion are represented in this gathering. Suits of distinction, dash and charm, in a number of style treatments that corresponds ad mirably with the tastes of the women who are in need of a new suit. Word-pictures of four of these recent arrivals. Stylish Walking Suit, of gray worsted; Eton blouse is made with elbow sleeves and princess girdle, trimmed with strappings of self, piped in black, Persian and soutache braid; circular skirt, is tucked around hips, has plaits down front and back and is trimmed around bottom with folds of self material; at.$25.00 Smartly Tailored Suit, of black Panama, in walking length; Eton blouse made with three-quarter sleeves and deep plaited silk girdle, trimmed with silk and braid; skirt is circular style trimmed with folds of self material; a very special value at the marking.$29.95 Chic Walking Suit, of serge in old rose, navy, green, and black; blouse is in plaited bolero effect, with three-quarter sleeves and plaited girdle, trimmed with lace, buttons and braid; cir cular skirt is made with plaits down front and back and trim med with folds of self material and braid; priced at.... $35.00 Handsome Walking Suit, of cream Panama with black stripe; Eton, jacket has three-quarter sleeves, princess girdle and black velvet collar, is tucked over shoulders and trimmed with black velvet buttons and black and white silk braid; plaited skirt in circular style, trimmed with strappings of self; at.$45.00 The New Bolero Coats The Bolero Coats of white wash materials to wear with lingerie suits are “all the go.” Every where in high favor among smartly dressed women, because of their luxurious appearance. Naturally then our showing is .broad—compre hends the prettiest styles that the season has brought forth. Details: Of White Linen or Dotted Swiss, with elbow sleeves, beau tifully trimmed, at. .$4.96 I Of Allover Embroidery, with Tuxedo collar and elbow sleeves, from $25 down to. .$7.50 - 1 .-J Boys’ Suits—Best Made Of course it’s considerable more trouble for us, when buying, to pass by the cotton mixed goods with which other stores find no fault; to insist that both upper and lower threads in the seams shall be silk, while others are satisfied if only the upper one is silk; to see that the makers have put in larger pieces of linen when staying the inside of the coats, and larger reinforcements at the seat and knees of the trousers than go in the regular clothing. But we feel abund antly repaid by the public’s appreciation of this better ness that is pushing up the 3ales in our Boys’ Clothing Store at such a rapid rate. And because of this larger appreciation of parents, we’ve been able to gather, this Spring, a vastly greater variety of suits than we’ve ever before shown. This encouragement has also spurred us to more aggressive efforts for improvement, resultant of which is the sup eriority of these suits in many little points to those of past seasons. Buster Brown Suits The gathering, of course, embraces all the popular styles in short trouser suits for boys from 2 1-2 to 17 years of age; but for several reasons, among them the extensiveness of the showing, we wish to focus your attention, tomorrow, on the Buster Brown Suits. These suits, so popular with little fellows from 2 1-2 to 8 years old, are to be bad in almost any color desired; made of serges, chev iots, and worsteds, either plain or fancy; at $4, $5, and £7 A ball and bat free with every suit costing $2.50 and up The New Spring Footwear for Men. Women and Children. Shoes and Oxfords. In both our spring lines for men, women and children are now full and complete. We’re ready to cater to the tastes of everyone; for as sembled here in broadest variety are the whims of the period as well as the staple standbys of shoedom. But, although variety is a pleasing feature, it’s not the most important. Style, comfort and lasting qualities count for much more. And all this these Shoes and Oxfords possess to an unusual degree. They represent the highest excellence in their respective grades, both as to leathers and the skill with which they’ve been constructed. Take the famous Hess Shoes and Oxfords for men at $5, for instance. They’ve no superiors at any price, and their equals are rarely found in shoes costing a dol lar or two more. The “ Saks’ Special ” Shoes, in high and low-cut styles, at $3.50 and $4, are as clearly in classes by themselves. The superiority of our shoes for women is no less marked. More shoe style, comfort and quality at their markings—$1.50 to $4 for both high and low shoes—than these prices will buy elsewhere. As for Boy’s, Misses’ and Children’s Shoes and Ox fords: They’ve been a hobby of ours, so, of course, we excell. Prices range from $1.50 to $3.50. Dainty Dresses for Infants These dainty white dresses are the sort of which every little tot needs a liberal supply. That supply will be comparatively easy for mothers to get, thanks to this offering. Made of India linon, in Buster Brown, French and other attractive styles, some in plainly plaited effects, others neatly trimmed with lace, specially priced at.95c Special Showing of Confirmation and Graduation Dresses We will have on exhibition, all this week, an elaborate showing of Confirmation and Graduation Dresses in organdies, nets, and point de Sprite. Prices range from $9.95 to $50. LOUIS SAKS Clothier to the Whole Family was dead. Of course the owner went out to investigate, and what he saw caused him to speak in “blue" language to the servant. . It seems that after tha party went'VKo the hotel the man hitched the horse to a post by means of a rope. Ha tied a slip knot in It. and put It about the animal's head, tying the free end to the post. The animal attempted to grnro, and In reach ing for the grass pulled up on the rope, with the result that the slip knot was tightened. The animal attempted to bark away, but the herder It pulled the tighter the rope bit Into Its neck. In a short time the horse was strangled to death, 't he owner of the horse asked the native why he did not rut the rope when he saw the horse choking. The latter re plied that no one had told him to. and while he —as waiting for Instructions the aulinal died. ANNUAL CONVENTION Of American Yeggmen on Little Island in Mississippi. From the New York Evening Post. Where the Mississippi flows broad and untrammeled by sand bar or reef all the year 'round, just outside the city limits of Dubuque, ltu, lies an Island, which combines the advantages of being seldom visited by law-abiding citizens and of bilng easily reached by those who wish to visit It. Of course there is a reason why honest men make detours to avoid the Ill-fated shores; why steamboat cap tains would rather have their boats run upon rocks it* mid-current than beach them on the gently sloping sands; .why tlie mothers of neighboring towns live in constant fear. in all the miles through which the great river flows there is not another spot more beautiful than this—rising in long, easy reaches to a midland crowned with leafy verdure and many stately trees. Yet. for all that, there is something, an indefina ble influence, emanating from the shady j groves, that repulses. This innocent-look ing island Is, in a sense, a national head quarters of crime, it is here that yegg dom holds its annual assembly, at which they boast, none hut a ycgginsn has ever been present. The gathering begins with a business-like council of war. planning the outragea to he attempted during the year. It ends In a wild debauch, and probably not a few' murders, although the corpus delict! is never In evidence, the swift rushing current is too convenient for that. Many a dark tale could he told by the drooping beeches that edge the open dell which lies at the north end, many a story of drink-crazed fury and nauseating hor ror. but they are silent—and so are most of the participants. Boatmen give the bland a wdde berth during the fall months. As a rule, when the revels are j in progress, uncanny Arcs blaze In the | remoter depths of the enshrouding shrub bery. HVery fall come the yeggs, and after making the place hideous for a few weeks, disperse upon various 4vll errands to the four quarters of the land, although not very often to the south. In the south j there are severe penitentiary laws and chain gangs, fewer largo cities than else where. and living conditions not Ideal for yegg comfort. For days before, the exact date of the meeting has been circulated by a mysterious system of communica tion resembling nothttig so much as tel epathy, the organizers have busied them selves in ordering great dray loads of beer direct from the brewery, cattle and sheep In droves, and in “lifting” many •gumps”—the yegg term for chickens— from the coops of the terrorized farmers in the vicinity. It lakes an enormous amount of food and drink to feed a couple of hundred hungry medicauts out for a good time and quite willing to “blow” a season's sayings, if they have them, at “one whoop.” By every means of travel known to their class they hasten to the rendezvous. Some use th<* “plantin' on a rod.” some the “springln’ in,” sofn** the “dise train" methods. The rest walk. The fleet two phrases are the terms used to describe the methods employed In riding beneath passenger trains and the last refers to riding in the interior of a sealed merchan dise car. The tricks are arts in them selves. known only to tho true-blue yegg, and are u»*d by no other type of crimi nal. Naturally the first to arrive are the men working the “star routes." The second i and third raters struggle in at almost any time, perhaps a week after the festival ' has started. At the beginning everything Is decent enough. Much beer is drunk and many oxen are roasted whole over great open fires. There are no shelters on the Island, to during rain or shine the yegg sleeps only with a blanket to cover him. Giadually the fun becomes wilder. Beer now is too mild to warm stomachs sur feited with beef and mutton. Ho they drink whisky, but it tastes little better than beer, and soon a few' of the most sober are sent Into town for pure alcohol. Then the horrors begin. Two or three hundred men consuming pure alcohol, slightly diluted with water and winter green. soon become crazy, and the scene# that follow are too horrible' for descrip tion. Every yegg carries. In a. little case suspended uround his neck, a .carefully sharpened razor, his "shlve,” which be Is only too ready to use. Jt Is not long be fore these "shlves” are out and the quprrellng begins. One yegg, a man of some education, said recently: “It surely bears out Jngersoll'N assertion that the only way to exterminate trdinps Is to give them each a bottle of alcohol and a razor and turn them loose." As the great (Ires lilaze up In the night, throwing strange shadows across the wa ters. the maddened beggars dance In the wavering glare, singing their songs, com posed by their own bards, celebrating the downfall of their hated foes—the railroad men and the pollee. When you feel all tired out and broken up generally, take Hood's Sarsaparilla. Smart, snappy spring styles in yousg men’s spring clothes, fine quality, superb ly tailored, cerrect in fit but low in price, garments with out an equal at $12.50 to •25.00-Varley fc Bauman, 1924, 1st Ave. FOR SALE $25,000.00 5 story brick, centrally locat ed. Valuable 5th Avenue property, 50x150 JNO. L. EVANS. Room 2, Patter B ldg. DEAFNESS CURED AT LAST Wonderful New Discovery for the Positive Cure of Deafness and Head Noises At last, after years of study and research, the wonderful Nature forces have been harnessed together and eafness can be cured. If 1 did not know positively that my method would cure, 1 would not .allow my name to bo connected with t'hls treatment. My standing Is such that 1 cannot afford to misrepresent or dis tort the facts. 1 know r:n t treatment will do and what It has done and can safely say, “It is the greate t, grainiest and simplest in the world today.” It seems to make no difference with this cuVe as to age. how Ion? standing or deep seated the deafness Is. Its cures are permanent Test your hearing with a watch. If you do not hear it five feet nwa-, you are deaf. Write me, glvin~ age. seX, cause, how long deaf, If you have Catarrh. Rheumatism or Nervous trouble! and If you hear better in noisy places, and all partic ulars bearing on your case, and I will give you my truthful opinion as to whether your case is curable or not. i give an absolutely scientific opinion, with a full explanation of your case and a Booklet on Deafness and Head Noises free without charge. The ad vice contained in this book has been the means of saving the hearing of hun Ireds of people. Write tod*v to the discoverer. Guy Clifford Powell, M. I).. 2103 /lank Bldg., Peoria. III., for free information. Including his valuable free book. Too Much to Aak. From Harper's Weekly. A traveler In the Highlands ob served, while at a tavern In a small village, a very beautiful collie. At. his requeat. the owner was pointed out to him, and he asked the man what, lie would take for the dog. "Ye'll he taking him to America?” the Scot asked, cautiously. "Certaluly, If you sell hint to uie.”.. "I no caul’ part wle Hoh," the dog s owner then said, emphatically ‘Tin muekle fond like o' him," and liberal offers were uo inducement. To Ills astonishment Hie traveler later saw the dog sold to a drover for half what he had offered, and after 1 the drover had disappeared, requested an explanation. ‘‘You said that you could not sell him,'’ he remarked. A twinkle came into the Highland er’s eyes. "No; I dldna say I’d no sell him— I said 1 couldna part wie him,” he said. ‘ Hob’ll be home in two or three days fra noo, but 1 couldna ask him to swim across the ocean. Na, that woul* he too muckle to ask!" Here they are -the new spring hats aud furnishings, fresh frena the hands of the makers, come and see them* you’re welcome—Varley & Bauman, 1924, 1st Avenue.