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FERD MARX STORE ■ 1. — -■ ,, FERD MARX STORE FERD MARX STORE FERD MARX STORE Five Thousand Yards of White Wash Habutai, Worth 35c, at I72c ;-—— --- At 21c Yard Little Shepherd plaids in blue arid white, black and white, green and white, and pink and white, thoroughly washable worth from 35c to 50c, at 21c a yard. Fancy silks, in shower, bullet, polka and coin dots, in black, navy, reseda, pink, helio, and grey. Ideally adapted for suits and waists. Two thousand yards ready Monday morning, 21c yard, worth 39c yard. •’ __ — „ ■ 1 ■ -— 36-in. Black < Taffeta, Guarnteed, a// pare s///c, worth $1.25 yard. Special at 87c _I__ 36-in. Black Taffeta, worth $1.00 I a yard, Special at 69c yard All pure silk. Guaranteed ij; At 39c Yard An enormous quantity of Jap Silk, in a wide color range, in cluding pink, light blue, helio, old rose, dark and light greens, red, navy, pink, cream and black. Under normal conditions this quality retails at 69c. It is worth 69c, at 39c yard. Wash Silk—dainty colorings, on white—every thread pure — hair line stripes, in pink, blue, green and black. Worth 69c a yard—Smart merchandising— Marx merchandising makes the price 39c. "It Is a singular fact, that whenever Marx comes in direct competition with any other store, our prices are from 10 to 20 per cent lower.”—From a Marx advertisement of two weeks ago. The words above form the text for today’s silk advertisement. Read them literally—chew upon them and digest them thoroughly, please. Remember, what was true two weeks ago is true today, es pecially in the case of silk sales. You now have an opportunity to make comparisons. Do not let it slip; we beg of you. we implore you to make them. Above everything, do fiot fly at conclusions—such a course would be fatal—to you and to Marx’s. Nor should you be influenced by mere size. Remember that the physical proportions of a sale bear no relation whatever to its values. Pay no attention to the fuss they make—but get at the facts. You will then see plainly and clearly that the Marx prices really are from 10 to 20 per cent lower than anybody’s. This is the third week of the silk sale—third triumphant week. There has been no lapse, no let up in the selling during the whole time. That’s because brilliant bargains--big ones, keep the enthusiasm sustained./ We wish to impress upon you the facts that these are fresh and new silks—that the quantities are sufficient—-that the sale is par ticularly strong in staple Black Taffetas and other silks that you must have for summer. » ■ , - Bargains In Laces and White Goods Odds and ends of Vais, Point de Paris and Appliques, Edges and Insertions. 1 1-4 to 4 inches wide. Worth 12 1-2 to 50c, at 10c yard. Swisses, Nai.nsook and Cambric Embroideries in Edges and Insertions, 3 1-2 to 9 inches wide. Worth 25 to 85c yard, special Monday and Tuesday at 25c yard. Cotton Chiffon, 45 inches wide, worth 25c a yard at 19c yard, Persian Lawn, 32 inches wide, worth 25c yard, at 19c yard. Lingerie Cloth, 36 inches wide, 45c grade at 25c. French Nainsook, 48 inches wide, worth 50c, ot 39c yard. Dotted Swisses, small dots, 32-in. wide, worth 35c at 25c. yd. V-*-1 — At 49c Yard Ferd Marx Special White Hab utai. One thousand yards of it. Pick up a piece and look at it— easy to see that it is worth 75c. You have paid that price more than oncte for a Habutai not nearly so good. During the re mainder of the silk sale we will sell this 75c grade at 49c a yard. This bargain furnishes a strik ing example of the price lower ing power of the silk sale 36 In. Black Taffeta, Heavy Grade, Worth $1.50 Yd. Special during the Silk Sale at $1.00. 29c Yard Fancy Taffetas, printed warp, attractive, quiet colorings and patterns on dark an serviceable grounds. A splendid silk for suits—all pure silk, worth 50c. yard- Special at 29c. Black Taffetas, firm fast black, all pure silk. For linings, silk jackets and petticoats. Worth 50c a yard. • At 43c Yard Taffetas for linings, for suits, waists and petticoats. Guaran teed not to split or tear. Black, ciel, pink, old rose, reseda, navy, red and helio. Worth 69c a yard at 43 c. Crepe de Chines worth 7?c at 43c. Light blue, helio, mush roon green, nickel, light gray, red, black and white. All silk, and plenty for everybody. Shirtwaist and Suit Taffeta in gunmetal and other grays and blue checks and stripes. 43c a yard in the silk sale at 43c. Cool Curtain Swisses Dolly Varden Curtain Swiss, pretty patterns, 3fi inches wide, absolutely fast colors. Regularly 15c. At 12'/zC. 90-lneh Bobinet, white, imported, fine mesh, very strong; for curtahjp and door panels, etc. Special at 59c yard. 108-inch white English Bobinet, very fine mesh, made of hand-twisted thread; at 69c yard. 54-inch ecru Bobinet, very heavy; fo door panels and curtains; just thi right width. Special at 55c yard. ... 10c Lawns 71^2c Pinks, bines, reds, lavenders #nd other colors in florals, dots, squares arabesques and zig-zag stripes; ' a sheer and excellent quality that is easily worth 10c. Special tomorrow at 7/ac. '< /2 /-2 Lawns 10c The makers call it a Batiste—that is because It is so light and airy. The colorings are dainty and delicate, in cluding helio, blue, yellow, lavender, tan, red, feseda, black and* whit?, blue and white, violets, roses, dots, rings, garlands and sprays are a few, of the patterns; 10c tomorrow; worth 12</sc. 1 36-Inch drapery Silkoline in pretty patterns and colors, 9c yard. 36-incb fancy colored Silkoline, wide range of patterns. Special at 12'/ac yard. 40-inch white Curtains, Swiss, very sheer and soft, makes very fashionable curtains and sash curtains. Special ivc yard. 54-inoh heavy furniture covering, all pure linen, in stripes; wears like leather. Regularly 50c; 39c yard. 35c French Or gandies 19c Thin, tiasuey, like gossamer. These are imported from France and they are actually worth 35c a yard. A lucky purchase enables us to sell them at 19c. Hundreds of beautiful patterns, and as many colors. Sashes and Girdles will be made free of charge from all ribbons bought at ,V.,costing 50c a yard or more } j Muslin Underwear Corset Covers made of good can brie, full front, lace trimmed, »c quality, at 19c each. Cambric • Corset. Covers, frlnt made of lace insertion, finished it neclt and arms with lace to mat<h. Special Monday, 39c each. Gowns of good cambric, extfa long yokes made of emb. insertiin and hemstitched tucks. Special at $1.00. Vests of thin gauze cotton, nr row straps, deep round yoke, very elastic. Special, 10c. Vests of mercerized lisle, very narrow straps, deep yoke. Special (25c. A complete line of Boys’ Balbrig gan shirts and drawers, long or short sleeves, at 25c and 29c. Infants' low neck vests, 10c each. Long sleeve infantsk vests, gauze | cotton, 15c. Rain-Shine Parasols $1.98 Woith $2.50. 25-inch frame, rigid ibs, well made throughout. Solid green, blue, red and black, with white borders. Silk serge covering, very serviceable; natural wood handles; worth $2.50—tomorrow a/$1.98. At $1—Plain white, henstitched bor der, cane handle, with Vhite tassel. At $1.25—White, enjtroidered bor der, cane handles, somtfcarved, others plain. At $1.75—White, thrc rows of tucks and hemstitching form tats aortic... an assortment of splendid handles. At $4-00—Of linen, white, drawn work and embroidery at edge, cane and wood handles, very light, but serviceable. Half Price for Millinery The zone of hats whose price boundaries are $5 and $15, has been visited by a terrible upheaval. Although the hats are not hurt one whit, the prices have been com pletely wrecked. In other words, the annual May clearance of millinery begins tomorrow at Marx’s. A great occasion—an important affair, and no woman should even think of missing it. Doesn’t matter what we say, we could not exaggerate these bargains. Prices are in half, like this: $15.00 Hats at $7.50. $12.00 Hats at $6,00. $10.00 Hats at $5,00. $8.00 hats at $4.00. $6.00 Hats at $3.00, $5.00 Hats at $2.98. All Tailored Suits Reduced Every woman realizes that she must have at least one tailored suit for the summer. However, she rarely buys it, and her reason fbr not buying is the expense of a woolen suit. Well, Madam, suppose some one came along and offered to eliminate about a third of the cost, would you buy then? Tomorrow, and all week, the clearance'of the summer woolen suits will hold sway up on the second floor. The bargains are tremendous—we made them so, because we wish an immediate and radical clearance. Scores of attractive styles, suitable for the seashore, for traveling and for the mountains, and all at greatly reduced prices All Our $22.50 Suits at All Our O QP $25.00 Suits at &JLO»VO All Our QC $35.00 Suils at QtrxrfO Skirts at $5.95, $6.95 and $10.00 New and fresh lotshave just arrived. They are “showing themselves off” in the Suit Department. Will you come and see them? Perfect models, all. bxtraordinary Bargains in Wash Suits Just seventy-five in this lot—a maker's surplus of the one style. We bought them at a sacrifice of ONK FOURTH—we sail sell them the same way. Of sheer and beautiful dotted swiss, row of wide embroidery down front, lace finished collar, large sleeves tucked; skirt has embroidery down front; speoial at.$3.98 A suitof wash chiffon, full waist, em broidered in dots, chiffon collar, tucked and embroidered in dots; the yoke Is of tucks and fagoting, large sleeves, tucked; skirt has several rows of fag oting and tucks. These suits are easily worth 16.50 each. Special at. .. .$5.00 Of Wash Chiffon—light and cool, yoke of tucks and lace, separated by rows of fagoting, the waist Is very blousey, large sleeves, elbow cuffs, finished in fagoting, tucks and buttons. Skirt has shaped girdle, 12 rows of vertical fagoting, and a yoke of lace and tucking. Special at.$6.98 All charge purchases made tomorrow will be charged on May acc’ts May Sale of Bed Spreads Remarkable Bargains Dimity Quilts, 10-4 size, the coolest spread made, can be washed and Ironed like a sheet, $1.39. 11- 4 Dimity Quilts, same as above, $1.98. 12- 4 Dimity Quilts, same as above, $2.50. Marseille design, crochet bed spread, large size, good weight. Regu larly $1.00, at 89c. Very large crochet bed spread in Marseilles patterns, guaranteed to fit your bed, closely woven, non-shrinka ble. Regularly $1.25, at $1.00. Knotted, fringed bed spreads, with cutaway corners, full 10-4 size, heav ily fringed and knotted,, the best Bpreads for your beds; worth $2.00, at $1.75. Hemmed and fringed Marseilles spreads, heavy raised patterns, very closely, 10-4; worth $2.50, at $2.00. A beautiful hemmed Marseilles bed spread, heavy, raised patterns, extra large size, will fit the largest bed; worth $2.98 regularly; at $2.50. Genuine Marseilles spreads, both hemmed and fringed, 11-4 size, large floral designs of chrysanthemums, lilies and other tloralB, beautiful bor ders, knotted, fringed and well hem med, worth $4.50; at $3.50. Genuine Batten Marseilles Quilts, highly damasked, raised designs, 12-4 size, hemmed. Special at $4.t>0 and $5.98 each. Sale of Scarfs 22x22 I 4Vc each Worth from 69c to SI.50 Five hundred of them—a mak er’s surplus and a mere bagatelle to him. That is why he closed ’em out at a loss. EVERY THREAD IS I.1NEN- In artistic Renaissance patterns. Our price is less than cost to make. Extraordinary bar gains indeed Bracelets $I At £1, worth more—considerably more- Two gold filled wires in which are clasped jades, amethysts and other stones—an exceedingly handsome bracelet at a remarkable price Checked Handkerchiefs 6 for $1 One of the fads of the day is the checked handkerchief- As is usual with new things, you will find it first at Marx’s. The third and largest shipment of the season hss just arrived. All linen, hand embroidered initials, hemstitched. Six for |1. The Frltzl-Schcff Belt Special Monday and Tuesday at $1.50 Women’s and Misses’ Hosiery Fine Values Lisle Thread Hose, sheer and gauzy; spliced heels and toes. Special at 25c pair. Misses lxl ribbed Hose of lisle, a wear-well, serviceable quality; worth 26c; at 15c pair. Silk Hose for women at 98c a pair. White, light blue, pink, Trench blue, green, gray and lav eral violet shades. Easily worth, $1.50 a pair. Special at 98o. Misses lace Hose in colors—pink, blue and white. Special at 35o a pair. FERD NiARX STORE FERD MARX STORE . - '* A M I FERD MARX STORE FERD MARX STORE FERD MARX STORE SIXTY BELCW ZERO. j‘ • Steel Breaks Like Glass and Food Freezes*n F’,r«> Prom the Popular l4«a*ine "Look out, or °u will drop that chisel * '* "Before the sdtence was finished the tool had aliped from the hand of my assistant, a^»triking BO™ bar iron, flew !«> 1'leces as If it had been glass lnst*d of steel. This reads like a bit ou'of A*ic® ln 'Von‘,®.rJ land,” but it I sober fact, we are told by Chester *■ Tennant of Dawson, Yukon Territry. "I am wring this on January 2u-, for two wt*s we have had a 'cold spell.' TelP®rature has ranged from 44 degreerbelow zero (the warmest* down "to * degrees below. Some of the outlyig Yukon police stations re port 80 egrees below. These cold waves a'ernate with warmer periods of lO defees below. “Strag® manifestations appear as a result ' the extreme cold; one Is the way a re burns In the stove. It roars an(j cackles like a great forge, and wood 4 the stove means to dissolve in the 4mes like a chunk of ice; the wooers gone and we wonder where the **• went. “I 00 degrees below every stove pipe throws out a great white cloud of (moke and vapor, resembling a sttmboat ln Its whiteness, and this cloud stream* away for 60 to 100 feet, mingling with the other white-gray mist or haze that remains permanent In the atmosphere of the town like a great fog, when it is 40 degrees or more below zero. This white-gray fog Is not fog as you know It, but is frozen fog, and every man, woman, child, ani mal, and even the Are that burns. Is throwing out moisture into the air, which is Immediately turned into a cloud of frozen vapor which floats away and remains visibly suspended In the air. Very slowly this settles to earth; and in the morning, about the steps and any protected place, one can see a very fine film of flour-like dust deposited, which is composed of frozen vapor." Exposed ears, hands and noses, Mr. Tennant tells us, freeze at this tem perature In going the distance of about one block, unless well protected. The breath roars like a mild jet of steam, while a dipper of boiling water thrown out Into tjie air emits a peculiar whis tling hiss as Its drops circle through the frosty atmosphere. To quote again: "Prospectors, In attempting to boil a dish of rice or beans upon a camp fire unprotected from the weather, find that the side of the dl*h which Is In the Are will boll while the part of the dish exposed to the weather ha* frozen. To remedy this, the Wish 1* set comple ly Into the Are. Edged tools subjected to this temperature become as hard and brittle as glass and will break as readily under ■strain. I have seen a pop safety valve blowing off steam when the weather was below 60 de grees, with icicles which had formed by the condensation while it was blow ing off hanging from the outer rim of the valve. The icicles were not melted by the outrushing steam, but remained there for many days, through blow-offs, as I passed the station every day and watched the operation. All vegetables, pfltatoes, apples, fruit, eggs, etc., can be allowed to freeze until they become like bullets. To make ready for use, place them in cold water half a day before using, and the frost will slowly wlthdarw without in jury to the article. To attempt to thaw them out. by more rapid process by fire or hot water spoils them for use.” Mr. Tennant tells some remarkable frost, will slowly withdraw without in tales of thawing out a frozen foot, ear or hand bjr immersing the member in coal oil for some time—often several hours. He says: "This Is absolutely a safe remedy, and one thus escapes the surgeon’s knife, as no bad results follow. This is not hearsay, fis a man was saved a few years ago at our office by the night watchman, who found him In the snow (46 degrees below zero) and both hands frozen t« the wrists. He was taken Into the sofflce and treated as tbo\e for about five hours, when' all the frost wag drawn out without so much as losing a finger tip. The phy sicians were amazed, as they thought amputation would have to be resorted to. His hands were as white and hard as marble, and When placed in the oil they snapped and crackled as the oil began to act upon the ice crystals. This remedy should be remembered by all residents of cold climates, as it would save many a limb. The temper ature of the oil should be about the same as that of the living room (about 60 degrees above zero). Great caution must be exercised during extreme cold weather so as not to frost the lungs, which one will quickly do if he hustles about at ordinary pace. Quick and fatal pneumonia can be contracted in a few minutes. Many a fine team of horses has been lost in this way. "One has to be careful about touch ing things with unprotected hands. It is dangerous to take hold of a door knob when it Is 60 degrees below zero or therabouts with the uncovered hand, unless you are careful to in stantly release your hold, for if you do it will freeze your inner palm in five seconds, be very painful there after. and the result, is the same as from touching a red-hot stove. "Canned goods undergo frightful contraction during extreme cold, and suck in air: in summer, with a tem perature of 1)0 degrees, fhe reverse condition occurs, causing leakage and t loss.’' FUNNY MEN DOWN SOUTH. Washington Post Wonders What They Are Laughing At. From the Washington Post. Those two professional humorists, Messrs. Jerome K. Jerome and Charles Battell Loomis, are touring the south Just now and seem to he amusing the natives vastly. We cannot quite make out, from the newspaper notices, whether the southerners are having fun with their looks, their mannerisms, and other physi cal peculiarities, or whether Jerome and Loomis have simply thrown thtlm Into un <:i/htrollahle hysterics by roaring wit and humor. At all events, Montgomery, Ala., as represented by the esteemed Adver tiser of that city, presents the conundrum to ns as we have Indicated. Here It Is: "It was a contest between the subtle humor of the English and the broadside, open-faced humor of America that entertained the cultured audience at the theatre, an audience that was in full sympathy with Mr. Jerome and Mr. Loomis. Being an American audience, Mr. Loomis was naturally the more appre ciated. Mr. Jerome was lionized because his books have by right made him fa mous. But for solid enjoyment there was not a man or woman in the: audience who could not say with full truth thut Mr. Loomis furnished the most fun of the two entertainers." Mr. Jerome Is "tall, studious and stoop shouldered." It seems, however, that he has a "squeaky voice" and a edekney accent greatly Impeded. "The audUor had to shuffle around In hla seat and give hl» most rapt attention to ascertain what Mr. Jerome was talking about." Need we add that "as he retired, Mr. Jerome was roundly applauded. Surely not. Any one can see that it must have been Im mensely funny. Then Mr. Loomis, "a sure enough solemn-faced Solomon, came on. With his ugly, serious face, his gangling walk, his bent shoulders, he looked like a caricature." Mr. Loomis carried a lot of books, went down to the front and for a whole minute stared stolidly at the assembled company. "The audience laughed outright*" And no wonder. Any thing more delightfully humorous It would be difficult to Imagine. All the same, the incident reminds us very much of an experience which, some years ago, befell a very well known though rather elderly Washington beau, who always dressed In perfect taste and was famed for hla devotion to lovely woman. One fine November morning as he paraded F street, so as to put his per sonal beauty within roach of the humblest female, he thought he saw a very attrac tive girl with red hair smiling at him. His eyesight was none of the best, but he would on no account wear glusses, so he took a whole lot for granted and went up to the lady with his most impressive manner and a no flourish of his silk hat. "What do you mean, you Impudent old wretch?" exclaimed the girl, drawing her self up. "How dare you?" r beg your pardon." he stammered, "1 thought you smiled, and—" •Nothing of the sort, sir. 1 was laugh ing at you." And she flounced Into the nearest store. His name wasn't Jerome, nor yet Loomis; but that is a xnsre accidt&C Wonderful Feat of Enduranoe. Alex Scliwalbach In Leslie's Weekly. All the automobile endurance conleeta are thrown Into tho shade by the remark, able performance of Emli Bouhours of Paris, who rode a bicycle 816 miles and 291 yards In twenty-four hours, at the remarkable average rate of thirty-four miles an hour. When one considers the delay and stops entailed In such a race. It means that for hours the rider must have been pedaling his bicycle at the rate of fifty miles an hour, and some times even faster than that. The old record for the time was 634 miles and 57 ynrds, or about seven hours slower than Bouhour s record. It Is true that Bou hours was paced by a motor-cycle, but ho rode without a wind-shield, and for a large part of the time he made his own pace. The weather was Intensely cold and seriously affected Bouhours In the last four hours of his riding. He says that under better weather and pacing con ditions he would lie able to cover 1000 miles In twenty-four hours. Fired. A mail came Into the police courf the other day carrying a friend on hia back. "What’s the matter?” asked the judge. The man answered: “Judge, this man is a friend of mine, and his name is Gunn. Now, Gunn is loaded, I know that it is against the law to carry a loaded gun on the streets, sa I brought him In here." The judge said: “Gunn, you are discharged.” And i the next day the report was in th< i papers.