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“Wild Boy” Stockings are the most satisfac tory stockings you can buy tor tne Iboy <|The average young Ameri can puts his stockings to a mighty severe test. f The “Wild Boy” Stock ings at k 25c a pair p will stand the test. €Jf These stockings wear longest—you save money by not having to buy so often. •I School opens soon — prepare your children by sqpply L ing them with Mon |f arch Hosiery. They I can be bought in all weights and qualities. Ask your dealer. RICE - STIX I DRY GOODS CO. 1 St. Louis DRS. DOZIER. Q DOZIER’S MEDICO-SURGICAL AND ELEC TRO-THERAPEUTIC INSTI TUTE, 1171/2 N. Twenty-first Street, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. A strictly high-class Institute for the eclentlflo treatment of all Chronic, Nervous, Blood, Skin, Rectal, Female and Genlto-Urtnary diseases. Deform ities. Tumors, Still Joints, Cancer, Lupus. Malignant Ulcers. Rheuma tism, and Consumption. Hemorrhoids, Varlcoce.e, Hernia and Venereal Diseases of every name, nature, form and character are also treated and a legal guarantee of Cure will Be Glvon In every Case. Our equipment, consisting of well tept prescription department, X-Ray, Violet Ray. Static and Gulvano-Far Idlc apparatus. Super-Heated Air, Electric Light Cabinet. Eureka Nebull ler and Ozone Inhalations for nose, throat and lungs, and a thoroughly equipped Surgical Department, modern and up-to-date In every particular, give us a prestige over all competitors In Alabama In our special line of practice. CORRESPONDENCE INVITED. Consultation and examination free. Terms liberal and confidence held Inviolate. Office hours 8 a. m. to I n.- m. Sundays, 8 a. m. to 1 p. m. A FEW OF MANY ENDORSE MENTS FROM THE PRESS: The Birmingham Ledger: Drs. Do zier are without doubt *he best known specialists In the south, and their fame Is due entirely to their great skill. The Birmingham News: Both Drs. O. T. and Byron Dozier are reliable and experienced physicians and sur geons, who deserve the great success wlflch has been and Is thnirs. The Age-Herald: Drs. Dozier's long standing and approved abilities en titl'd them to the proud distinction of standing at the head of their profes sion. MESSENGER BOYS WANTED* | Regular work to good | boys. \pply ta MOTOR CYCLE MESSENGER SERVICE. 1914 Fourth Avenue, , - . __ C I HAS "MADE GOOD" Has Led Strenuous Life in the Public Eye A SUCCESSFUL REFORMER Chief Executive of Missouri Has Fought a Good Fight Against Graft and Corruption—Work in St. Louis. From the Springfield Republican. Those residing beyond the confines of Missouri, and watching with Interest the course of the campaign that inducted into the office of Governor Joseph W. Folk, may be interested in knowing whether or not Folk has made good. On Investigation it is learned that the fol lowing are some of the things that Folk has done In Missouri: As circuit attorney of St. L»ouis he ex posed more official corruption than was ever before laid bare at any one time and place in the history of the world. He sent more boodlers to the peniten tiary than any other prosecuting officer In the entire history of the world. . He drove some of the law-breaking millionaires and political crooks from the United States, and procured a treaty with Mexico making the crime of bribery an extraditable offense. He aw'oke the slumbering conscience of the people and started the moral wave that is now rolling over the United States. Against opposition as bitter as any re corded in the history of politics he car ried his fight out on the hustings before the people of Missouri, and over and against the fiercest possible opposition "he wras triumphantly nominated and elected governor of the state, running 50,000 votes ahead of the other nominees on the democratic state ticket, who were defeated. He first announced the "Missouri idea,” know through the civilized world, which he has defined as "the idea that citizenship in a free country implied a civic obligation to enforce the perform ance of every public trust by holding every public official to strict accounta bility before enlightened public opinion for all officials acts." He has popularized the simple virtue of commit honesty in the public life of a great state to such an extent that, whereas an honest man formerly suc ceeded In politics with only the greatest difficulty, now a reputation for honesty must be the chief political asset of any aspirant to office in Missouri. As governor he has eliminated the cor ruptionist and the boodler from legisla tive affairs. Passed Many Laws. In the single session of the legislature that has been held under his administra tion more laws which had “been thereto fore opposed by the corporation lobby were passed than In the whole previous 26 years. He scrutinized legislative pro ceedings with such vigilance that the legislature was the first In more than a quarter of a century to adjourn with out a whisper of suspicion that any of Its actions had been Inspired by corrupt motives. He drove the powerful corporation lobby from the state capital. He has abolished the practice of leg islators and appointees of the governor riding on free railroad passes, and for the first time since the oivll war not a single railroad pass, telegraph frank or express frank Is possessed by an ap pointee of the state administration. He procured the enactment of a law giving a right of action for the death of adult or unmarried persons. He caused the law to be so amended that $10,000, Instead of $6000 might be re covered for the death of a person caused by negligence. He helped to procure the enactment of a bill regulating freight rates and fixing a maximum rate below the rates there tofore exacted. He gave his powerful aid to the pas sage of the negotiable-instrument law, which places commercial paper in Mis souri in the same legal status with that of the eastern states. He forced the passageof a law extend ing the statute of limitations in bribery cases from three to five years. He has taken the police out of politics in the large cities of Missouri, and placed them on the basis of public service alone. Cry of Fraud Hushed. Through his police commissioners In the various cities he has so conducted the police that under his administration the cry of fraud and police intimidation after a municipal election has not once been heard, although It had been the concomitant of every municipal election before In more than a quarter of a cen tury, both In Kansas City and St. Louis. Through his board of elections com missioners the election machinery has been so administered In the grerft cities that there has been no cry of fraudulent registration during his administration, and the elections held under his supervision are conceded to have been fair and hon est. He has stamped out the grafters from the police department. He broke up the joints of the panel workers In St. Louis, and terminated their alliance with the police. He forced the passage of a law repeal ing the race track gambling law, and put the most powerful race track syndi cate in the world out of business. He completely broke up the attempted de fiance of this law by the race track gam blers. who had the assistance of the lo cal officials of St. Louis county in their attempt to defy the law. He has driven from the large cities of the state those haunts of vice in which so many young girls had been ruined the wine rooms. He has closed the gambling dives in St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph. For the first time In the history of the state he has enforced the law requiring the closing of dram shops on Sunday, and is the only American governor who has succeeded in enforcing this law. He has brought about a reign of law all over Missouri, with the result that Sunday crime in the large cities of the state has been decreased over 60 per cent, a great saving in criminal costs his been made, and all crime in the state has been greatly reduced. His advertisement of good order in Missouri has resulted in a large increase of Immigration into the state, and the state Is now enjoying a degree of pros perity never before experienced. Under his administration there is now a clear surplus of more than $2,000,000 in the state treasury, and the state now receives on its daily balance from its various deposits 2.99 and 3 per cent, which is nearly 50 per cent more than it ever received before. Fought Insurance Graft. He backed and assisted his appointee. Insurance Superintendent W ■ h. Vandi ver. who was the first insurance Super intendent In the United States to take action against the insurance grafters In New York, and through Mr. Vandiver 4i' SEPTEflBER PATTERNS AND DESIGNES ARE NOW IN. CALL AT PATTERN COUNTER. FERD?fARXjTORE MAIL ORDERS. Our mail order department guarantees your perefect satisfaction. GIVE US A TRIAL. FIRST ANNOU/VCCMEA'r OF FA L L SUITS AND MILLINERY We feel proud that we are ready to begin the early fall exhibitions of suits and millinery. We take advantage of this opportunity to invite the Ladies of Birmingham to come into this department when visiting the store during the coming week. You will find the showing more than ordinarily interesting. It is the Marx style you are coming to see. Remember that. Final Clearance In Suits and Skins Extra grade fine wash suits, handsomely trimmed with embroidery and insertions, bought for the nicest trade in the city, neat, nobby and stylish effects. These are suitable for wear way up into the autumn—not one should be left an hour after the sale begins. Every one full $4, $5 and $6 suits, just as marked. Great Monday np special price.^I»7w The Shirt Waist Sale WM Come Tomorrow, Too ————— x There will be 300 handsome ones, elegantly designed and trimmed with embroidery and laces, all fresh and crisp, full sizes, all styles of sleeves and yokes. ^ -» pjjr All sold up to $6.50 to $8.50. Great special price. I W Another lot modeled from the finest styles, full in every part ,no difference in the make-up from the very fine ones. Sold regularly at $3.50 and $4.00. Grand clear- qq ance price. AH Finer Grade Skirts Go At The Prices of Cheap Ones There are here a collection of very fine Panama, Voile and Taffeta silk skiits. These are in solids, colors and plaids. They are cut in the very newest designs—some are plaited, some are gored, some come with the popular circu lar flares—not a single one can be criticised for lack of style. There are nearly 200 of this lot and all C7 ftC sell from $10 to $15. Clearance price.»VD 200 Elegant Taffeta Petticoats Worth $6.50 Choice.k|> fT.i/O This sale will contain only black petticoats. Every one made of extra weight silk, heavy and lustrous, /\r with wide pleated ruffle. Full $6.50 values.$4»7w Another great showing of some very choice linen suits, exclusive in designs, generous in every detail of goodness. Winning values and sell fast at $8 and $10. r» t One great final clearance at.^4* 7u Ladles9 Belts —»— A great assortment of ladies' belts, Jap styles, alligator and leath ers, also some very pretty i nn silk ones. Choice Monday.. Long Silk Gloves Another shipment of the long silk gloves, 16-button, open at wrla>-| y k Very special...Itl Children 9s Hose Beautiful effects in lace hose for children; colors, light blue, pink and tan, also white; worth 36c. Special price. AOij Ladies9 Hose Newest patterns in ladles’ lace lisle hose, in black and tan effects. Special price,. OUC Dress and Silk GOODS DEPARTMENT Mew Arrivals in Fall Styles 19 Inch Taffeta, 75c Quality. A Full Range of Colors includ ing the new Fall Shades CZ ' Special Monday. 36-ineh Black Taffeta guaranteed, high lustre, soft finish, a $1.50 values, for Monday, \ a a yard.^l.UU 19-inch Black Taffeta, 59c quality, -in special Monday.«I/C Wool Dress Goods— 45-inch Vigerraux Suitings in greys and blue on mixtures, all wool, on sale Monday at, yard.OVC 48-inch Panamas in invisahle plais and checks in all shades of greys, worth $1.25, introduction price (?| Afk price Monday at. A new line of Broadcloths in all new fall shades. Value $1.25. To introduce Monday \ an at, yard. 4>I.UU Wash Goods Section iJMncn new tall liingnams m neat little cheeks and stripes, in blue and white, red and white, pink and wiiite, in fact all new in the fall styles. 10c quality'. n 1 Special for Moday at, yrard.02C 34-inch new fall Percales in new, serviceable colors for children’s school dresses. 10c quality. n 1 Special for Monday at, yard. I 2C Amoskeag apron check Ginghams 8VaC n I r quality. Special Monday at, y'ard.I 2^ 36-inch Danish Cloth in all the new fall 'Jfsr 27-inch figured Lawms in light grounds. ^ | Special at, yard.«>2C Calicos in light grounds only, g at, yrard .DC Center table of remnants in all kinds of w- -u goods at half price. White Goods Persian Lawn, extra sheer, 32 inches, f n worth 25c yard. 1 VC French Nainsook, sheer, 48 inches, 45c quality, yard.*pl.0U Linen Cambric, 44 inches wide, $1.00 quality, qa yard.5UC English Nainsook, soft finish, 36 inches, 1 12 yard bolts.012C Towels Extra heavy cotton buck towels, 18x36, worth $1.20, at.VVC Bath towels, 18x35, bleached, hemmed, very ^g heavy, 12c each or, dozen.«pl. JD Bath towels, 22x45, soft finish, full bleached, \ n worth 25c, for.I VC Bath towels, 24x48, large and heavy, of tw'isted -jg thread, worth 35c, for.*DC 27x54 soft finish of double twisted threads, full bleach ed, worth 65c, at 50c each, (£g -IF dozen. q)D**t) Nice size all pure linen buck towels, worth Q'l |A $2.40 for, dozen. he has driven out of Missouri all fraud ulent Insurance concerns, and permitted the big New York companies to do busi ness In Missouri only upon condition that they would meet all the requirements of common honesty and fair dealing, as laid down to them in the ultimatum of Mr. Vandiver. He has Incurred the bitter enmity of all law-breakers, rich and poor. He has declined all opportunities to form a political machine, and even re fuses to permit any of his appointees to serve on the state central committee of his party. In the use of the executive pardoning power he is the first American governor to Inaugurate a system of conditional pardons, whereby the convict is released only upon condition that he obey the laws, and abstain absolutely from the particular vice or Indulgence which in his case led to his downfall, and where there Is a relapse Into vicious habits the man is promptly returned to the peni tentiary. He has made and 1s now making a fight to place the burdens of maintaln in the government so far as possible upon the holders of special privileges, and exempting to that extent the fruits of individual efforts, Is striving to es tablish a system of local option in tax ation, and has appointed a commission to consider plans for a complete revision of the present system of taxation In Mis souri. Got 75 Cents or $15,000. From the New York Herald. On sale In John street is a perfect pearl weighing 08 grains, white and rounded, for which the asking price Is *15,000. The man who found it In a mussel shell on the Wisconsin bank of the Mississippi river only a few weeks ago sold It for 75 cents The pearl came In a shell the size of a silver dollar. Another pearl from the American fisheries in middle western rivers, offered now for *5000 In the Malden Hane district, is of 99 grains and is a pear-shaped drop of pink tint. NEW BOYLES LINE Effective Saturday, August 18, regular schedule will be inaugerated on the New Boy les Line. Beginning at 5:30 a. m. cars will leave 2d Ave. and 21st St. every half hour till 7 p. m., then every hour till 11 p. m. Take a ride on the new line Sunday. BIRMINGHAM RY. LT. & PR. CO, OLD ENGLISH SILVER From the Saturday Review. THE extraordinary advance within the last few years In the values of old plate of English origin, as well as in other works of art. is due In some measure to She advent of the American collector, who In many Instances will pay absurdly extravagant prices for an object without the slightest discrimination, while on the other hand he will reject an In teresting arid genuine example of old work at a moderate price, from his lack of knowledge and judgment Prices are now being obtained at Christie’s and other auction rooms for specimens of early Eng lish silver undreamt of by the collector of ten years ago, and there appears no sign of depreciation In their commercial values. As an Instance we have only to refer fo the dispersal of the well-known Dunn-Oardner collection a few years ago, which created a sensation by the remark able prices obtained, when three of those curious stoneware jugs, with silver mounts, of Elizabeth’s reign, were sold for £374, whereas almost double that sum was realized for three similar jugs at the Louis Huth’s sale at Christie's last year. Among the examples of early English plate publicly sold at 'high prices are a complete set of thirteen apostle spoons, Including the rare "Master" spoon, of the reign of Henry VIII., dated 1636, for £48(i0; a Tudor cup of 1631, similar in form, but more elaborately decorated, to the communion cups at Wymeswold in Lelcesteshire and Sandwich, in Kent, £4100; another flat Tudor eup or bowl of four years later, £330; the historic James I. tall, stundlng cup and cover, made of the great seal of Ireland, now one of the treasures of that omnivorous collector, Mr. J. Plerpont Morgan, who already possesses a few valuable speci mens of English silver; the superb and unique Elizabethan standing salt cellar and cover of crystal, richly mounted in silver gilt, probably the work of a cele- i brated English goldsmith, Thomas Bamp- I ton of "The Falcon.” £3(XXJ, and a James 1 I. standing salt of sliver gilt, £1150. To these costly specimens may be added \ the very line rose water dish and ewer of James I period, similar to some In the pos- i session of the Czar of Russia; nl the 1 Elizabethan and James I, slop’ng tank- i ards, resembling the one at the Ashmolean Museum, which were purchased at the Huth sale for £4050, £1110 and £1700 re spectively. To these may be added (be two Elizabethan tazze formerly belonging to the Corporation of Boston, Lincoln shire. who bad so little regard for their j ancient treasures that they disposed of the whole of their plate In 1837. The Municipal Council at Leicester, to their lasting shame, also sold about this time their old plate and regalia on the ground that “the true dignity of the mayoralty does not consist in antiquated pageantry *' The Boston tazze sold for £2900 and have, we understand, crossed the Atlantic, whither they had been preceded by the fine eighteenth century loving cup which had also formed part of the civic plate of than ancient Lincolnshire borough, aid now occupies a place of honor at dc. Botolph club at Boston, Mass. Exquisite and valuable as the little ewer of crystal and sliver gilt discovered at the late Marquis of Anglesey’s StafTord s*hlrt seat undoubtedly is, the enormous price of £4200 obtained for It Is far In ex cess of Its value. It was catalogued as of English workmanship, and this, no doubt, accounts for the high figure paid, but there can he no doubt that the crafts man who fashioned this charming piece was a German, probably of the Augsburg guild. i The large demand for old Sheffield plate and the high value set upon It have re sulted In the production of large quan tities of spurious articles which, unlike the genuine specimens, are merely elec troplated on copper. Many of these spuri ous pieces may be seen In dealers’ shop window’s In London and in some of our old cities and towns In the provinces. THE BARTENDER’S BLUFF. Made Whirling Dervish, But Couldn’t Make Two Alike. From the Milwaukee Journal. "You thought for a minute you had me stuck, didn’t you?’’ Inquired the barten der pleasantly of the man who had Just ordered. “You’ll have to guess again. I’nF a pretty old bird to fall down on that easy one. “There are dozens of new drinks in vented every year,” he continued, growing confidential, “and of course, there is soma call for the drinks of yesteryear, so you will appreciate what It means to be a first-class barkeep. If you’re working in a high toned place and are earning your salary you’ve got to know them all, or at least be able to put up a pretty good bluff. “I’ve always made It a point to keep up to date, and although once in a while somclK)dy gets a new one on me. I usually hear of a drink as soon as any one else. Of course the game all the time is never To admit ignorance. A strong bluff will usually make good. “There Is a certain class of fellows whose chief occupation seems to be put ting new ones at us barkeeps. They hear the name of some drink that has become all the rage further east, and they at once trot around to try us out. ‘Say. please mix me a golden pheasant,' or something equally unheard of, one of these fellows will say. giving me a sideways look as much as to say: ‘What's the answer,' and It’s up to me to make good. “It’s ten to one that the man knows Just as little about a golden pheasant as I do, and couldn’t tell one unless he had a sign hung on it. This Is always my op portunity. I don’t blink an eye or look in his direction a second time, but fall to work on the drink, putting everything f can lay my hands on Into It. Maybe I'll fix him up some kind of dope that tastes pretty good, and again It might not be fit to drink; but I have made good with the customer, and that's all that Is necessary. They always think It’s the fault of the drink and not that of the mixer—that Is, j If he goes about It with enough confl I dence. “An old party came Into the place, stepped up to the bar and called for a whirling dervish. I made him a whirling dervish, and by the time I got through squirting syrups and cordials and bran dies into the tall glass I had a drink that I’ll bet was a pearh. He watched me with some doubt In his eye, and I felt Just a bit doubtful myself when T stood the results of my labor In front of him. But when he drank it I was reassured. His eye lit tip with the most benevolent of expressions, and after he had drained the glass he wanted to shake me by the hand. “You can Imagine my horror when the old fellow sidled close to the bar and railed for another. Well, I did somr quick thinking then, and suddenly decided to keep up the bluff If It cost me my Job. I ( again went to work and soon had a tall glass containing a strange colored liquor j j rnnged on the bar In front of him. I i j watched the old man with considertWe . apprehension as he wiped h!s lips anti , smiled In anticipation. | “That smile soon faded. He drank one I largo swallow, put down the glass, ad Justsd his spectacles to his nose and looked at me so reproachfully that I i would have laughed outright had 1 no* j felt so cheap. TIow much do I owe you?’ , he said, reaching Into his pocket. ‘Noth ing, not a cent. Those drinks are alwajs I on the house,’ I stammered and leaned over behind the bar. When I stood up again my customer had gone. Well, then T tasted of that drink, and—I couldn't hold myself. I simply leaned against the bar and yelled.” Attractive ad*, are Illustrated. Lst tie Qawk make your illustration*. Age-Herald Building. 4 Beat 8kiddoo Number. Saratoga Correspondence New York Even ing World. John A. Drake was in a happy mood when he entered Canfield's gaming par lors last night. He had won at the race* In the afternoon and said as he ap proached one of the roulette tables: “I've got a thousand to throw away on the sklddoo number. I’ve had a hunch all day and am going to take a shy at it, "bet's see about this deadly number 23," he said to a dealer as he bought a thousand-dollar stack of chips. Mr. Drak* lost. "I guess I have another thousand,'* he added as he continued to play th* number. Mr. Drake then went to another table and played another thousand on the 23. Then he returned to the first table, saying to the dealer: "I think you are in real earnest. Now I think I will twirl you again for & few." Twenty-three won, and in the end Mr. Drake was handed a stack for $4400. "Here $« where I again put the number over the plate." he said, as he cashed the checks, being $3400 winner, and * skid dooed" for the door. "It's a great number sure enough, and works both ways," he said to friends at the entrance. Then Mr. Drake went to bed. Permutation* of pinochle. From the Toledo Blade. Pinochle has enjoyed a long reign at the Lincoln club. From the straight two handed game, with the double pinochle eliminated, the members graduated to the four-hunded game, then the auction feature was added, later an obligation was required of the player making th* trumps, and finally when the novelty had worn off the groups of four sepa rated again Into pairs. Now the two-* handed game, with the obligation and auction combined, is having a run. and many freak hands are dealt out. That, perhaps, is the fascination of the game. LOW RATES *T0 NEW YORK AND RETURN. The Seaboard will sell tickets to New York and return, Au gust 28 and 29, good to return September 5, at one fare, plus $2.25, account Bryan reception. For further particulars address Jack W. Johnson, D. P. A., Bir mingham, Ala. Bell phone 2382.