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i\ j Ribbons bought at Marx’s costing 50ca yard
= and more will be made into stylish sashes and girdles free of charge. - flKDTfAKi frORL - Standard patterns—fashion plates free. - Merode Underwear. Kayser fabric gloves. R. &. G., W. B. and La Vida corsets. Gage hats. Attention Housekeepers! Linen Sheets and Cases Cut A peculiar eccentricity—curious trade anomaly, a direct contradiction and a strange business paradox. Listen— Linen prices are rising,' soar ing, gone ballooning. This fact, which you can verify by any merchant familiar with the con ditions, has a dual cause. (1st), by a scarcity of flax crops in Ireland, Germany and Austria. (2nd), by a greatly increased demand for linen fabrics of everv nature—particularly those used for wearing apparel. Yet, In the face of the facts we will sell Linen Sheets and Pil low Cases for less than you ever bought them before! It is remarkable merchandising—wonderful—an op > portunity that no thrifty housekeeper can afford to ignore. The reductions below are genuine. Every IMIHC sheet and case is all pure linen. The sale will last two days only—Monday and Tuesday. Pillow Cases 4ox36-inch, of fine German linen, hemstitched, closely woven, excep tionally serviceable, worth $1.30 a pair, at $1.19. 4Sx3ti-inch pure linen Cases, made in Germany of tough German-grown flax, double hemstitched, worth $1.50 a pair, at $1.36. Sheets 90x9B-inch—notice the size—Of splendid round thread fresh linen, well woven, worth $(1.98 n pair, at $5.98. 90x96-inch Sheets; strong, heavy linen, warranted all pure, double hemstitched, worth $8.50 a pair, at $6.98. A Sensational Bargain In PARASOLS at “The lever that lowers prices is large buying,” The practical operation of this meacantile truism is seen very clearly in this sale of Parasols for Monday and Tuesday. Had we bought only a few, the, price would of necessity have been $2 each as it is today in many stores. But, we bought five hundred at a clip—and that is why we can sell them at $1. You do not know, you cannot ap preciate what a real and genuine bargain it is until you have SEEN the parasols. 26 and 28 inch frames—steel rod, rigid ribs, black mercer ized cover that sheds water and never fades. The variety of handles covers a wide range of woods, including cherry, box wood and other favorites—natural and polished finish—curved, straight, bent, knobbed, gnarled and knotted haudles, while a hundred or so are richly trimmed in sterling silver and inlaid with pearl. That they are built for service is apparent the moment you clap eyes on them. Bracelets, Combs, _ , , _ - - Beauty Pins All RedUCed Collar Supports “He who makes two blades of grass grow where formerly there was one is a great man.” What about the store that sells TWO combs for the price of ONE? 48c each—less than half—for they are worth one dol lar. Probably fifty styles to choose from. Of Torton, unbreakable, handsome gold backs, set with stones. Bracelets at $ I A simple style, and that is why it is so unusual and attractive. Plain old English or Homan gold finish, $1. Worth more. At 50c At 19c Gold Beauty Pins—bead Collar supports, set with edge or plain, worth various stones, easily 75c. worth 25c. All Linen Towels! Two-Day Sale,Large Reductions Towels—big fellows—“blanket” towels—absorbent as sponges, of heavy linen that is woven for service and will render it, you bet. Our prices for them are causers of consternation amongst competition. THEY cannot understand HOW opr rates are from 10 to 20 per cent lower than THEIRS. Easy enough. A simple case of foresight, of buyjng months ago before linen prices grew wings and went up to take a bird’s eye view of things. Look—and read on—every item is a star attraction— a bull’s eye bargain. 17x34-inch Huck Towels, of linen, heavy, twisted thread, tightly woven, worth $1.50 a dozen. Spe cial at $1.35. 19x36-inch extra heavy pure linen Huck Towels, white and colored borders, very absorbent, worth $1.80 a dozen. Special at $1.65. 18x36-inch Huck Towels, pure German linen, embossed damask, of double twisted threads, an Ideal towel for the wash stand, worth $2.50 a dozen. Special at $2.10. Of Cotton Huck, 99c Dozen. 18x36 Cotton Huck Towels, red borders, heavy and absorbent. Worth $1.20 a dozen. Special at 99c. JwsTery Of Silk $1.25, of Lisle 50c Two things are salient in this hosiery stock—name ly, the enormous VARIETIES and the unusual attrac tiveness of the STYLES. The advantages of these features are apparent. There is scope for choosing—and freedom, next—your chances of getting different and prettier styles" are greater. Now that hot weather is approaching you want serviceable qualities—that is, the kind that not only WEAR well, but WASH well. Your mecca is Marx’s— the shelves are now bulging with just this sort of hosiery. Your attention is directed to two exceptionally strong values for Monday and Tuesday: At SOc a pair—Sheer gauze, lace effects, allover laces, lace ankles, mercerized gauze and silk lisle—a few are em broidered in silk in florals, dots, etc. 50c pair, worth 75c. At $1.23 a Pair—Pure silk stockings, with lisle feet. Black. Worth $2.00 at $1.25. THE FANS The variety runs a long gamut. From dainty Japanese af fairs of paper with bamboo sticks, on through tp rare and exquisite peauties of real lace and silk gauze with ivory and pearl handles, deco rated in hand paint ings, sparkling with spangles. 2^C tO $2^ t 10_to 20% Less for HAIR GOODS Three items are held up for you to see. Merely specimens that stand for a easeful of oth ers. If you -will look at these and then go around to make comparisons you find that bv returning and buying at Marx you can save from 25c to $1.00, depending upon the amount of your purchase. It is a practical demonstration oT the fact we have printed so often—viz., whenever Marx’s comes in direct competition with any other store you will find that our prices are from 10 to 20 per cent lower. However, in hair goods the dif ference is even greater. Hair Switches,or Braids; weight, 2 02.; 22 inches long; worth $2.50, at $1.50. Neck Curls, two for 50c. Neck Curls, four for $1.00. Style, Cleanliness and Economy I n U n d e r m us I i n s Distinctive without being garish—designed with the idea of combining the utmost beauty with utility. They are indeed practical* and serviceable undermuslins with daintiness the keynote to every style. It is just such garments that are offered today at reduced prices! We know YOU will not miss the bar gains. Skirts—Of muslin, deep flounce, with rows of tucks and one of eight-inch embroidery at bottom. The price used to be 3.00. It is now 2.00. Corset Covers, of fine muslin, three rows of lace insertion across the front, pearl buttons, lace at arms, full front. The price used to be 50c. It is now 35c. Corset Covers, 0f muslin that is ill muslin—no starch or filling. Edged at yoke in a dainty embroidery attached with ribbon beading, ribbon at arms. The price used to be 50c. It is now 35c. * Drawers—Umbrella style, finished at bottom in five rows of tucks; a deep flounce with three rows of hemstitching and one row of two-inch embroidery. The price used to be 65c. It is now 50c. Gowns—Of soft muslin, ample size, full as you please, round yoke of ribbon, beading lace insertion and lace edging, cuffs at sleeves edged in lace. The price used to be $1.25. It Is now $1.0 J. Gowns—Of muslin, V shaped, yoke of tucks, embroidery in sertion and embroidery, trimmed in a dainty edge embroidery edge. Ribbon bow in front. The price used to be $1.50. It is now $1.00. Colgate's Pine Tar Soap—a whole some, pungent, pure odor. Box of three cakes at 25c. Colgate’s Shaving Stick—makes a thick, creamy leather; 15c each. Rose Tint—like the blush of a rose, 21c box. Roger & Gallet’s Violet de Panne Powder, 48c a box. Rubber Gloves, usually sold at 65c. Special at 50c. G 0 O D’ • S Linen Suits Join the Sale Of Silk Suits,all at Right out ot stock—our OWN Suits—we know they are good. Fifty are of silk and twenty-five are of linen. Not one is more than sixty days rfrom the makers—that vouches for the accuracy of the styles and the freshness and crispness of the materials. Worth $25 and $30—however, the best ■—v way is to come and get ocular proof—then you will s—1 KNOW that the suits are worth $25 and $35. The t'eason for the reduction is as follows: ■ Storekeeping as carried on at Marx’s is a science, al TT most exact. The system is accurate, yet it has flaws. Our methods of measuring supply and de mand approximate perfection—yet we make mis takes. Herein is the cause of this splendid oppor tunity in suits. We bought too many, we discov ered the mistake on time. We are willing to pay the penalty—to take a loss of money, a profit of experience and start with the hope of doing better next time. That is why superb suits of silk and linen are offered at prices that are actually less than cost. \ The SILK SUITS ] Of taffeta—several styles—including the Eton— M Light pinks, pinks, navies, light blues, a few Alice blues, sev eral whites and plenty of blacks; sleeves are large and with long lace cuffs, or short and without cliffs. There is mnci shirring, tucking and dainty lace scattered with pretty effect at the sleeves, cuffs, front and at the yoke and bottom of the skirts, at $15. The LINEN SUITS, Worth $25 and $30, at $15 White, Bolero .Jacket that is more lace than linen. Short sleeves finished with wide band6 of heavy lace. Tne skirt is beautiful, full circular style, encircled with wide hand of lace and finished with medallions, White, Bhort etons, edged all around In heavy lace, yoke of lace, large sleeves, short, trimmed in lace me dallions and edged at cuffs In lace; tailored skirt with wide bands of lace Insertion set at bottom, $15. Lawns 5c, Calicoes 5c, Organdies 33c In The • Sale of Cottons The activity .in cotton goods continues. The sale which started a week ago shows no sign of stopping. That’s because the matchless values never give out—as plentiful now as ever—with new and equally good ones added every day. The latest bulletin reads like this: Calicoes at 5c per yd Simpsons’ calicoes, sold the world over at 6^c a yard. To morrow at Marx’s at 5c a vard. Blacks and ptenty of reds. Pat terns and colors suitable for wo men’s wrappers and children’s dresses. 7 /-2c Lawns at 5c yd -1--— Fine starchless qualities that you are accustomed to find in 10c lawns, occasionally in 7*4c grades, but never In the sort sold at 5c. "5000 yards will be ready tomor row morning: white and colored grounds, including pinks, blues, greys, browns, tans, lavenders and melanges in floral and conventional designs; thoroughly washable and splendidly tylapted to kimonas, wrappers, waists and children’s frocks. 10c Lawns at 8c yd Probably forty patterns, coin dots, rings, dots, squares, triangles, curls, flourishes, pretty florals and others and others and others. We say these are worth 20c a yard; that, however, is conservative— 12V4c would be nearer. • 12 l-2c Lawns at 10c Thin and sool—how prettily it will make up into “sweet” and simple summer frocks; white, pink, green, grey, tan, ecru, laven der and black grounds on which are printed unique and “different” designs; washable colors. 50c Silk Tissues, 29c Embroidered Silk Tissues—a pretty name and a pretty weave; of cotton—and you wonder how they ever spun it into such a deli cate mesh. Mercerized—sublimated —made shiny like silk by a chemical process that is almost a magical alchemy; embroidered in tiny dots —sprinkled all over with large, bold florals. It is worth 50c a yard. 50c Organdies at 33c Woven in France, and woven only as Frenchmen can weave; fine Egyptian cotton spun into fabric hardly more substantial than a spider's web. We imported it di rect; however, that Is nothing; other stores do the same thing. We sell it at 33c, but they ask 50c That is something. 500 yards of Silk Mull—solid colors. Worth 25c. Special at 15c. White Canvas Bags at 50c Think of them as worth $1.00 or $1.50. Then you can form a fair idea of these 50c bags. Of canvas, rigid strong frames with , gilt trimmings—embroidered in several effective patterns. We’ve a hundred, just one hundred to sell at fifty cents—be quick. 300 Pieces of Pretty Neckwear Big Bargains at 19c Soiled—just slightly—but what of that?—a little soap and water will quickly restore the original freshness and cleanliness. We will pay you handsomely to take them home and wash them. The reduction will more than compensates for the trifling finger smudges and shop marks. Lingerie and tailored styles, formerly 35c and 50c—reduced to 19c. A table full—fine picking. H Lingerie Waists Twelve Beautiful Styles $ 125 Worth $ 1.25 to $2, at I — The beauty of these shirtwaists is bewitching. The manner in which they are made is a reminder of the exquisite sewing “ol’ mammy” used to do in the halcyon days of long ago. The laces that so charmingly bedeck the yokes and sleeves are the loveliest of Valenciennes. And the lawn, which is the foundation material, is as light as air and cool as a soft May morning breeze. It is patent and apparent that THESE WAISTS were never meant for sale purposes. It is equally plain that $2 or more would be a fair, legitimate^ price for them. No one, not even the wildest guesser, would ever sus pect that they could be bought at $1.25. Yet, such is the case. Somebody has lost money bill not Marx—surely not you. In this instance the maker bears the burden. He had too many and we helped him—for a consideration. This “consideration” represents a tangible, sure enough saving of 50c to 75c on every waist you buy. The sale starts in' the morning, bright and early. There are one thousand, and the display, which spreads all over the waist store, looks like a midwinter snow bank set down in the lap of mild and gentle summer. .Twelve styles—half are described. Of lawn, elbow sleeves, trimmed in lace and tucks, collar of lawn and lace, front is formed of alter nate row's of nicking, embroidery and lace insertion and edging, open at hack, worth $L’.l)0, at $1.25. Of lingerie cloth, large Hleeves, long cuffs with many rows of tucks, finished in lace edging, wide em broidery Insertion down center of front, with rows of pleats down either side, pleats down back, worth $1.75, at $1.25. Of crisp lawn, the collar Is of lace, dainty lace, the whole front of an exquisite embroidery divided in the center with lace insertion, short sleeves finished in lace, open at the back; worth $2.00, at $1.25. Of linen lawn—tailored style— however, Its plainness is somewhat relieved by pleats and embroidery, hemstitched collar, ten rows of tucks at back; worth $1.75, at $1.25. Of lawn—thin and cool—thor oughly washable, an elaborate front of lace Insertion—tucks and large embroidered panels—tucked at the shoulders, lace collar; large sleeves, long cuffs finished in lace edging and insertion: pleated at. the back; open at the back; worth $2.00. at $1.25. Of Paris lawn; deep, large round yoke of round thread laoe Insertion, lace collar, short sleeves finished In lace, tuck back, open at back, a cool lingerie affair that Is worth $1.75, at $1.25. Embroid- 20 to cries at f? *2 inches Wide It is amazing. However, when you consider the conditions that produced the bargain, the atmosphere of mystery and impos sibility that surrounds it vanish entirely. You see, all things are relative and comparative. A rich citizen of Birmingham would be onlv a man of ordinary means in a citv of a million inhabitants. 20 to 30-yard pieces of embroideries—entirely satisfactory for your and our purposes—are considered “remnants”—and are quite ab jured by the large importers of New York. Being remnants they are treated curtly—closed out—at next to nothing prices. Other wise such special splendid Swiss and cambric insertions and edgings could never be sold at 9c a yard. Half Price MILLINERY REDUCED Half Price Millinery at half price—Marx Millinery. The kind that has triumphed over all by the sheer force of its beauty ever since long before Easter. The rates are cut to smithereens—fairly splintered! “But why?” you ask, and the question is a sensible one. Why should such “perfect dears” of millinery require the attention of the price surgeon? With Yankee repartee we will answer YOU with a question. Diamonds are of staple value, are they not? Well, why do jewelers occasionally hold clearance sales of diamonds? They have business reasons, and so have we. Just as you jump at diamonds at reductions so , so should- you jump at gems of millinery at these re vised rates. Twenty-three $6.00 hats at.$3.00 Twenty-seven $7.00 hats at. 3.50 Fifteen $8.00 hats at. 4.00 Eight $10.00 hats at. 5.00 Six $12.00 hats at. 6.00 Seventeen $15.00 hats at. 7.50 In White, These Bargains A thorough grasp of the situation—a deep, profound knowledge at qualities and values—familiarity wi — the vagaries and tendencies of tho styles, the happy faculty of meeting your wishes "just so"—of having pre» clsely what you want. Cargo stocks—enormous—and varieties that are almost Infinite—inese, and others, are reasons why the Marx white goods store Is first In Birmingham. India Linens, 32 to 40 Inches wide, very sheer, worth 15c a yard. Special at 12'/2c. Dotted 8wisses, neat dots In nov eral sizes, firm grounds, worth 20c a yard. Special at 10c. Persian Lawn, exceedingly sheer, full 32 inches wide, worth 25c a yard. Special at 19c. Linen Cambric, a splendid grade, worth 65c a yard. Special at 50c. Persian Lawn, full 32 Inches wide, one of the best qualities we ever offered at the price. Special at 25c a yard. Lingerie Cloth—the fabric ideal for thin, cool waists, sheer and soft, worth 45c. Special at 35c a yard. Two Embroidered Robes are left from the Spring Importation — just two. Formerly $20.00 each— We sell them tomorrow at $15.00. Blue and Hello.