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If you buy the Hat and the trimmings at Marx’s - this week we will trim the Hat FREE of CHARGE. - The work will be done by our best milliners. I FlRDStfAM fTORE - —. .. . Standard Fashions, Fashion Plates Free. Kay ser Fabric Gloves.* W. B., R. & G., Warner’s, the - Peetz and La Vida Corsets. Experts to fit you. P7i//3 splendid riVC SILK VALUES In Silk buying never let them pull wool over your eyes. The other day a store advertised a Taffeta at $1,25, worth $1.75. We bought a piece, made comparisons and found the quality identi cal with the one we are selling at $1! That, however, is merely ONE case in point. Following here are FIVE others—shining, brilliant examples of how we undersell. Our prices for these silks, which are the same today as they were two months ago, have never been matched in Birmingham. 75c Oriental Silk, black, at 49c yard. Persglratlon and water proof, washes thoroughly; for cool summer waists and dresses. 50c Jap Silk, black, at 29c yard Rich, beautiful jet black. 36 inch black Taffeta, worth $1 at 69c Guaranteed, heavy, but without loading. 36 in. black Taffeta, worth $ 1.50 at $ I Swiss finish, brilliant and lustrous, a wonderful qual ity for $1. 27 inch Pongee, worth $1, at 59c yard Rublayat. and Burmah Pongees, worth 75c to $1; natural rough finish, many colors, including helio, brown, several blues, natural shades and black; 27 inches wide. Monday at Tuesday at 59c a yard. H os / e ry—Marx ’s—Th e Two are Complementary Women’s and children’s hosiery. Staple— “first” qualities in refined and exquisite Summer styles. Prices are reduced—the news is nothing short of sensational; it is fine indeed to get such hosiery at savings that amount to a fourth or more. But— You must hurry, for the quantities are small: Silk Stockings—black, white, gray, navy. French blue, light blue, red, green, brow'n, pink and violet. These colors, by ...e way, are guaranteed to wash and not fade; worth $2.00 a pair, at $1.50. Women's Hosiery,, of lisle, sheer and gauzy, black, white, sky, navy, pink, red, tan; worth 3oc a pair, at 25c. Misses’ Hosiery, ribbed, of real Maco, reinforced feet, double knees, worth 19c a pair; special at 15c. Women’s Vests 39c Usually, even In the Marx sales Value and Price are on speaking terms. However, in the case of these Lisle Vests they are not even in "yelling” distance of one another. For we know you will admit that it is a far cry from 60c to 39c. Ten dozen in the lot—just ten; made of cool and wash well lisle that is so highly mercerized that it is like unto silk. Even a novice would know that these vests are worth 60c. A fortunate incident, a pure and simple trade accident enables us to sell them at 39c each Monday and Tuesday. Linen, Pique and Silk Suits—-Lingerie and Silk Waists The Prices Have Collapsed Your intelligence is not insulted by a group of im possible claims. Your good will, good opinion and patron age are appreciated and esteemed to highly for that. These things, if nothing else, would prevent us from decending to the shallow flim-flams of a degenerate fakir. We do not invite you to a derelict stock of shelf-ridden trash. The accumulated eyesores and the mucky mis takes of years have not been dumped in by merchants of here and everywhere. That these and other things have been done “under the rose” are actual facts—matters of common knowledge with those in the trade. On the other hand contrast this stock. Clean, wholesome, fresh—and more, it is really truly marked at half price or near it. So far as we know Marx’s is the only store in Birm ingham that can truthfully make such an announce ment. Because why?—because Marx’s is the only Birm ingham store that had a buyer in New York City during May when the great garment makers were holding their clearance sales. We bought when they were frantic, itching to sell— that’s why we can sell at half. Silk, Linen and Pique Suits, Voile Panama and Duck Skirts, Silk Petticoats—in the fashions prescribed by the ' dictators and arbiters at prices that are mere bagatelles— To make it plainer—there is assembled here— $15,000 worth of Ready-Made gar ments to be sold for $8,000. It is a sale worth while. The details are absorbingly, intensely interesting. m m ■ Linen Suits, Pk £ 1 worth $25, white, IQ «. Eton jacket, elab orately trimmed in Imitation Irish point lace and heavy “let in” medal lions. Short sleeves, edged in point lace and finished with medallions.: plain circular effect skirt, with deep pleat and lace at bottom. M. £■» Linen S u i,t s, /M 3 I worth $25, white. Eton j n r k e t. edged all round in imitation Irish point lace, short sleeves, trimmed in large heavy lace medallions, finished in Val. lace; full circular effect skirt, with inverted pleats at front; panels of let in point lace down sides. Linen Suits worth $40, white of splendid Irish linen, pony coat, lace at front, should ers and a wide row of it down the center of the back, straps, too, at front; full skirt, circular effect, with a row of w’ide lace around bottom. /ft A L,nen Suits, /a| worth $50, white, 1 ** Eton jacket, half lace and half linen, three rows of beau tiful lace at nerk, back and front. The jacket is of eyelet embroidered ma terial. Short sleeves, lace trimmed. Circular effect skirt, row' of lace at bottom. White, Bolero Jacket, that is more lace than linen. Short sleeves, finished with wide bands of heavy lace. The skirt is beautiful, full circular style, encircled with wide bands of lace and finished with medalions, $10.00. Worth $15.00. □ White, short Etons, edged all around in heavy lace, large sleeves, short, trimmed in lace medallions and edged at cuffs; tailored skirt with wide band of lace insertion at bottom, $10 00. Worth $15.00. THE P IQ U E S U IT S Beauties all—and there are fifty in the lot—each different from the other. Of pique that washes like Lonsdale and of linen that washes equally well. Eton coats, trimmed bands of blue or pink, rows of em broidery insertion and large pearl buttons- Skirts trimmpd in nleats and buttons'. THE SILK S U I TS Of Taffeta, several styles, including the Eton; light pinks, pinks, navies, light blues, a few Alice blues, several whites and plenty of blacks; sleeves are large and with W M M long lace cuffs, or short and without cuffs. There is much TPfc M W m shirring, tucking and dainty lace scattered with pretty ef feet at the sleeves, cuffs, front and at yoke and bottom of the skirts. SILK PETTICOATS at $3 75 Of crisp and strong Taffeta, deep flounce and dust ruffle. Blue, green and black. Worth $5 at $3.75. $10.00 Shirts at $6.45 Of Sicilians, Panamas, Mohairs and Voiles. Blacks, greys, grey mixtures and a few hrosvns. The tailoring is faultless and the manner in which the skirts lit and hang is superb. There are plenty of the popular circulars and scores of other equally good styles. Actual $10 values at $6.45 $2 White Ditch Shirts1.19 Tucked prettily around bottom. Made of materials that were shrunk in the piece. A lot of 500 will be ready tomorrow; worth $2 each at $1.19. FIVE HUNDRED ATTRACTIVE Jap Silk Waists at 2.98 Two are described—there are others: Of white Jhp Silk, tailor-made ef- Of Jap Silk, open back, trimmed feet, linch tuck in back and front, in small tucks and embroidery, long tucked cuffs decorated with cuffs are tucked and are trimmed neat pearl buttons, at $12.98. in lace, at $2.98. UNDERM USLINS Drawers 25c, Chemise 29c, Gowns 60c Undermuslins—sweet, cool and clean. To express it forcibly and in the laconic colloquialism of the one in charge of the department—"these values beat the band.’’ Nothing sacrificed, except the price- The sewing is neat and carefully executed, the styles ate very attractive—just like the ones YOU were going to make. Ample sizes—not a skimp anywhere—except as we said before—the only abbreviation is in the prices: Cambric Drawers for women, cut very full, deep hem stitched ruffle, easily worth 50c. Special at 25c. Women's Chemise, of muslin that is entirely free of starch and other ''filling,'' hemstitched ruffle at the neck, worth 50c. Special at 29c. Only 2 to a customer. Women’s Gowns, of camhrie, deep square yoke of em broidery insertion and tucks, neck and sleeves edged in embroidery to match; the sizes are accurate and the style is full. Kasuy worth $1; special at 60c. A Table of 75c sZf)r' Dress Goods at Dress Goods—the backbone of a dry goods store—its very vertebrae- Measure Marx by our dress goods. Examine tire following matchless ones at 50c- They make it plain that this store hasn't a weak backbone! French Batiste. One of those delightful summer woolens for skirts and trim, cool suits. The quality we advertise today is wool, heart and soul, woof and woof. It Is 40 Inches wide. The patterns are distinct ive plaids and checks in black and white combinations. No use telling you it is worth 75o a yard. You would KNOW that the moment you feel the quality. Special at. 50c. 4 Panama—all black, black and white combinations lu checks and the like; 48 inches wide- -a width that lends itself conveniently and economically to the pur poses of the tailor. Wool—inside and out—"the very stuff o' the conscience.” Worth 75c a yard. Special at. 50c. Sicilian, one of the Mohair tribe. A fabric par excellence for street and train wear. Cinders glance from it and dust, cannot embed in it—think of It—50 inches wide—and 50c a yard; think of It! 50c—worth 75. Domestics Reduced— Hurry for Your Share Lonsdale—36-in. wide, worth 10c yard, special at. Fruit of the Loom—36-in. wide, worth 10c yard, special at.. Loom Ends of Domestic. The name, however, conveys a wrong impression* Instead of being ends and scraps, they are in i to 20 yard lengths—exactly right for your purposes. It is splendid domestic, made of fine and soft 8ea Island cot ton; 2000 pieces are in volved in this sale which starts 1 tomorrow; 36 inches wide—at 6'/2C a yard. These Linen Aft / Fabrics are ^AL^L/ L^IltCll When is linen not linen? When it is mixed with cotton. But, when is that? When it isn’t bought at Marx’s! Nothing but pure linen beneath this roof. Fab rics that are half flax, one-fourth jute and the other fourth of goodness knows what enter not here! We are experts—we can detect the adulteration. We are merchants worthy of the name—we bar the spurious kind. It is well that women whose Summer dress ideas lean linenward should know these facts. The linen stuffs you buy here will wear forever and a day—because the fabrics are pure. They wash admi rably and return from the laundry—not rusty or “streaky”— but WHITE—because the FABRICS ARE PURE. Dress Linen, 36 inches wide, white, light and medium weights, splendidly adapted for skirts, suits and waists. Worth 39c a yard. Special at 29c. Dress Linen, silk embroidered, a superb and pure linen suiting— every thread a round thread; worth 75c a yard. Special at 59c. Dundee Linen, of cotton, with a linen-like finish. Medium weight, washes well. Special at 12/zc. 36inch Costume Linen, in col ors. For women’s and chil dren's tub suits. A wide range of the popular shades—all fast and firm—25c a yard. Newport Cloth, for skirts, suits and jackets—of cotton. Non-shrink ing, white; worth 25c; special at 18c. A MAKER S SURPLUS OF Parasols, 3.98, Worth up to 6.50 Constructed with mathematical precision and mechan ical accuracy. They are parasols that neither “catch” when you.wish to raise them, or “hang” when you desire to lower them. The ribs are rigid and they are firmly lodged in the rods, and therefore, when raised, the parasols are taut and trim. The covering is silk—heavy all pure silk stretched carefully over the ribs—it is black as mid night, will never fade, and the eas? with which it turns water reminds you of the duck’s back. Handles—my, what a variety! Some are tall, others are* not. Of rolled gold, sterling silver, chased, filigreed and inlaid with pearl. Worth $4.50, $5.00, $6.00 and $6.50. At $3.98. PARASOLS FOR CHILDREN Undoubtedly little daughter has been worrying you about that Parasol you're going to buy for her. Didn’t know where to find them? Now you do—and now peace will be restored in the family. Tomorrow a special display; and mind you, a Sale of Para sols for children. Prices lean yonr way. Of cotton, in several colors, all ruffled. Special at 23c. each. Parasols in blue, pink, white and red; natural finished cane handles, plain tops or trimmed in ruffles— 50c, 69c and 75c each. Of silk, suitable for' children of 4 to 7 years; pink, blue and white; cane handles. Special at 75c. Of silk, for children of all ages; many are plain, others have three ami four ruffles and, others are checked and striped with hem stitched borders—$1.00, $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75. * Of linen, in white, embroidery or embroidered borders—69c, 75c and $1.00. Beauty Pins—Chased plain or beaded edges— rolled gold. Three on a card, worth 25c. Special at 17 cents. Lingerie Waists, Worth $2 each, at 79c Of lawn, elbow sleeves, trimmed in lace and . tucks, collar of lawn and lace, front is formed of alter nate rows of tucking, embroidery and lace insertion and edging, open at back; worth $2.00, at 79c. Of lingerie cloth, large sleeves, long cuffs, with many rows of tucks, finished in lace edging, wide em broidery insertion, sheer tucks down front, with rows of pleats down either side, pleats down back; worth $ 1.75; at 79c. m Of crisp lawn, the collar is of fine, dainty lace, the whole front of an exquisite embroidery, divid ed in the center with lace Inser tion, short sleeves finished in lace, open at the back; worth $2.00, at i 79c. I The Millinery at Half Price Special! $5.00 Trimmed Hats at $2.95 $ 8 Hats at $ 4.00 $10 Hats at 5.00 $12 Hats at 6.00 $15 Hats at 7.50 $18 Hats at 9.00 $20 Hats at 10.00 $25 Hats at 12.50 $30 Hats at 15.CO Special! $3.00 Trimmed Tailored Hats at 89c Kimonos 29c. Cheaper Than M a kin g Them As a rule Kimonos at 29c are things to avoid But, as with all other rules it has exceptions, and this is one. To get a fair idea of what they are like you should think of them as 50c qualities, for such they really are. If you went about to make them yourself the material and time consumed would be worth MORE than 50c. The reason why we can sell them at 29c is— oh, well, dash the reason! What do you care about it? Suffice to say that we WILL sell them at 29c, and that they ARE worth 50c. Lawns, prettily figured, silk crochet edges, short styles. Only two to a customer. 200 Bags at 98c Ten of that, fifteen of this and twenty of those. Yes, you have guessed correctly. They are odds and ends—orphan lots from the makers. That, explains the queer, curiously low price. Vanity and shopping shape, more varieties of leather and shapes than you have time to read about—a jumble, a rich miscellany—and each one at half or less; worth $2.50 and $2.00. At 98c. Stamped Shirt Waists, $2.50 A splendid linen fabric that is 3 1-2 yards long. Stamped at front, belt, cuffs and collar. The variety of patterns includes many florals capable of beau tiful treatment Stamped corset covers have just arrived. Just 50c each for them—Art Department. EMBROIDERIES at 1Qr Worth from 25c to 35c * L The embroidery business at Marx’s continues to break all records. Last year’s sales, though large and unprece dented at the time, are insignificant when compared with what we are doing now. The “reason why” and “cause of” 3re not far to seek or difficult to find. VALUES—best values—have made the business grow until it is now larger than any in Birmingham. And styles—prettiest styles, plus best valuse. THAT is the tnagic combination. You are invited, yes, urged to test the truth of what we say and to prove the utter matchlessness of the Marx embroidery bargains by the ones that go on sale tomorrow at 19c. Probably 5000 yards in the lot—and the charming freshness of the pieces is only excelled by the dainty and refined beauty of the styles. By shopping around you will discover that others are selling qualities that do not equal, but merely approximate these at from 30c to 50c. Swiss and Nainsook, edges and insertions in 2£ to 10 inch widths—admirably appropriate for all sorts of Summer uses. 35c White Chiffon at 35c White Lingerie Cloth 25C Not a “fortunate purchase that came our way.” No, such splendid values as these are not so easy to get. We WORKED for the bargain, hunted the goods up and after humming, hawing and dickering with the importer for half a day we succeeded in getting them at our price. They are rare bargains. The lingerie cloth is un usually tine, and it is $2 inches wide. The chiffon is soft, sheer and washable and 45 inches wide. Both worth $5c a yard. 500 yards for tomorrow at 25c a yard. “Your white goods aro always prettiest.'' Another said: “You never try to sell me what I don’t want—it happens that you always have exactly what 1 do want.’’ Another: “If I am undecided and puzzled about what to get I come here and find help and inspiration in your great varieties and wonderful stocks.” And this one' “Why “soand so’’ asks 85c for this and your price is i!5c. ” These are merely a few remarks overheard in a half an hour’s eavesdropping at the White Goods counters. The least that can be said about the matter is this: You don’t got the full value of your money unless you buy White Goods at Marx’s. Persian Lawn, worth 20c a yard. Special at 15. 32 inches wide. Masalia, 40 inches wide, worth 45c to 50c a yard. Special at 25c. Linen Cambric, 30 inrhes wide, worth 40c a yard. Special at 30c. Alpine Muslin—one of the new white weaves, worth 75c. Special at 59c. For the Summer^ Bath Help to cleanliness—mitts that enliven the skin, “tune” it up and aid it in the work of elimination. Soap that eats out every atom of dirt—pure and wholesome preparations that leave the skin swreet and pliable. And, since you are not a contortionist or an acrobat here are long handled brushes that reach the inaccessible spots. All underpriced. Five hundred Bath Mitts, In colors and white; many are of linen, other are of Terry cloth; rough surface that ruddles and stimulates tho skin; 14c each, reduced from 25c. 12x12 Wash Cloths or "rags”— of Terry cloth. Serviceable and easily, quickly dried. Regular price 10c; reduced to 8c each. Knitted Wash Cloths, silk hemmed, very sanitary. Worth 5c; special at 4c. Bath Mats Very heavy, in many designs, all artistic in no small degree. Fast colors. Sold regularly at $1.50 each; special at $1.19. 24x48dnch Bath Mats, heavy, will not wrinkle or "dog ear” the corners. Fast colors and score of attractive patterns. Regular price 98c, reduced to 75c. Nail Brushes, strong bristles, 10c each. Bath Brushes, long handles, 50c and 75c each. 9-Inch Combs, coarse and mixed lecth, 25c each; worth 35c. Hair Brushes, rosewood backs, 21c each. Twenty-Mule-Team Borax—15c a pound. An American Girl pic ture free with each purchase. Turkish Bath Soap, 39c a dozen cakes. Perfumed Ammonia. 10c a pint. Colgate's Pine Tar Soap, also Colgate’s Rosadora, both splen did soaps; 3 cakes at 25c tn a box. Toilet Water, several odors, 50c a bottle. 75c Bath Slip■ pers at 49c All colors and sizes, thorough ly made; woolen soles; keep the feet warm and prevent contact with cold linoleum floors. Reg ular price 75c; reduced to 49c.