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Dolly’s Visit to B. R. L. & P. Co.
, Proves a Very Interesting Trip Everything Electrical From the Simplest Useful Article to the Most Highly Ornamental May Be Seen—“Mazda” Lamps Perfected and | a Great Economical Result Obtained. Electric Signs Sketched and Sub mitted—Electric Heaters and Gas Ranges N't BODY who Imagine* that tha big Birmingham Hallway, Light and Power com pany 1* merely a hupe structure, a I place to go to to "pay bills and buy unromanttc gas stoves and electric heaters, has an other guess coming to them. On the other hand, I may as well say at the beginning that a woman couldn't possibly find a more Interesting place In all of Birmingham than this big com i pany's ahow rooms, for hsre it Is that tho very foundation of her housekeeping and her oomfort rests—the place that fur nlshtes her really more commodities than nearly any other Institution In the entire regime of her home. Here economy In the first place may be i sought nnd practically enforced—for, with the great strides made In recent years by 1 tho evolution of gas and elsctrlclty, house keeping expenses have been tremendous ly reduced and not only that, housekeep ing Itself has been made a pleasure and not a burden as It formerly was. The old-fashioned wood stove, later the coal stove, furnished all the trouble Imag inable to the housekeeper, but with the advent of gas and Electricity practically j demonstrated In the culinary department, the housekeeper took a new lease on life, | and Instead of dreading to get up on a ^ cold winter morning when the “cook lady" failed to appear, now she jumps out of bed, gets quickly Into her clothes, and without any fuss or feathers, lights her little gas stove and before you can say "Jack Robinson," she has the daint iest, nicest and most appetising break | fast prepared and with absolutely no dirt and dust, and none of the inconvenience generally associated with such an unin teresting proceeding. There Is a capable Rnd splendid corps of officers at the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company. The General Manager, Mr. J.H. P. Pe i Windt, Is a newcomer to Birmingham— a man of great ability, and unusual force of character—who has made friends by the score among all classes, both socially and commercially, since assuming tho im portant position he occupies—holding his friends, too, by his honesty and square dealing with them, endeavoring os he does | to make every customer a satisfied cus ) tomer—and that means a friend. Mr. DeWIndt is fortunate In having the assistance and co-operation of Mr. Frank Hammond In the position of Commercial Manager for no young man In Blrmlng | ham lias a larger circle of friends than Mr. Hammond. His ability Is unques tioned and that he has been an Important factor In the Birmingham Railway, Light a.nd Power oompany’s success Is an es tablished fact, as everybody will testify. Mr. Hammond possesses the rare gift of making friends readily and knowing the electrical business as he does from . A to Z, he easily ranks as one of the \. foremost young business men In the coun try In his especial Una A ''personally conducted tour" by Mr. Hammond gave me the pleasure of seeing the Inside workings of the company, and I noted many interesting features that I I never dreamed of—features that a wom an would be tremendously Interested in. In the first place, Mr. Hammond showed me the "meeting" rooms for the sales agents where each morning they assemble before starting out on their day’s work, \ 'The arrangement of the work and the record of each man 19 systematised and methodical and the blackboard charts »,,ov. *ng the record of each man's work each day Is kept with a mathematical accuracy that Is little short of marvelous —and yet It le all very simple and un complicated. "Our men do not have to be told," said Mr. Hammond, "what their record Is or reprimanded for their lack of not com ing up to the standard, because each day < right before them Is set down In plain figures just what they have accomplished • the day before." ! “If you are Interested In figures you may like to note the increase In popu larity of electric and gas apparatus wlth ; In the past 12 months." Mr. Hammond continued. “During the year of 1913 we sold 843 water heaters, and up to date, with still another month to run we have sold 1037. June was our best month— 1 which may be due to tho fact that there were so many .June brides whose homes were fitted up with the various electric 1 and gas commodities. In 1913 we installed *• during the month of June 149 water heat ers and In June, 1914. we Installed 384. In 1919 w# put into use 1889 gas ranges, and during this year, with stil another month, as I sold before, ahead of us, we have Installed 2810 gas ranges. That shows a distinct gain as you plainly see. "Practical economy Is shown In these figure*." continued lfr. Hammond, "In the matter of fuol. Business conditions for Instance make It necessary for a house hold to let the servant go. The wife ■aye: ‘Get me a gas stove and I'll do the cooking.' The husband is only too glad to accommodate her and so the serv ant goes and tha gas range is Installed and the economy that comes of that is the prices of th* cook's wages, which Is a big Item In these days." Mr. Hammond showed me In the "meet ing" room, what he called the "Pace Mak 1 Ing Dials” and the 16 or 20 salesman em | ' ployed by the Birmingham Railway, Light F’ 1 and Power company hare a high stand ard to live up to If they sell what has been eet as th* mark for this year. Three thousand ranges Is ths number which must be sold In order to live up to the "Pace Making Dial” and Mr- Hammond assured me that this will be aoompllshed If the "hard times" that we are all "orOaklng" about do not Interfere too materially. I In th* year 1918 the Birmingham Rail way, Light and Power company sold , lioo alectrlo Irons and the year 1914 reg 1 liters a sals up to date of 2684. In one day CO electrlo Irons were sold and that many women were made happy by pos sessing one of these convenient house hold commodities and labor saving de visee. Isn't that proof positive of what electricity means In this day and time? The six-pound electrlo Iron Is sold for IS by the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company—that'* the uniform price—and I would suggest that If you are in doubt about what to give some friend for a Christmas gift, drop In and buy hsr an Iron and shs'll be the happiest woman allva 1 wouldn’t take anything on earth for my oUetrlo Iron and I've be come sash an expert with it that If I tolled at everything els* I really believe I could he a real nio* laundress. In the display rooms may he found every available and imaginable elec trio devtoa both useful and ornament al. and It Is really quit* worth while to ■top and think about these useful things tor gifts, especially as th* Christmas sea son approaohea instead of buying silly, tooUsh things that nobody wants and aobody ever uses when they get them. la the first place, let ate tell yen that HI the alectrie apparatus sqMat toe Bin mlngham Railway, Light and Power com pany Is vary attractively gotten up. Xlckle-plated. white enameled, ebony handled and artletlc&lly put together are the different artlclee shown. Bor Instance, the "electric percolators" arc very attractive utensils which solve the art of making good coffee into a sim ple function and not an onerous task as formerly, standing over a hot stove and waiting for things to boll. There is the "pot" type and the "machine" type of "percolator" and these rangs In price from $5.00 to *25.00. There's an "electric boiler water cup” for $4.00, the little "Electric dog" for heating curling Irons for *4.00, "electric Grills" which cook the most delicious steaks, eggs, toast or any thing you want—the grill costing only $5.00. The “Electric toasters" are from $2.50 up to $6.50 In price. There’s a turning machine motor which every seamstress would appreciate. It may be attached to any sort of machine and the price of It Is only $16.00. The electrlo shaving apparatus for men meets all the requirements that this mo mentous function demands—for shaxing with a man Is a sort of "rite," ons of the things which he lays more stress on than anything else pertaining to his dally life, except what he eats. The "electric boiler" for shaving pur poses costs only $.1 and will heat the water so quickly that the process of shav ing may bo easily accomplished within the small space of live minutes from the "starting" time. Chafing Dishes range In price from $15 to $25 and there ere "Electrotherms" (elec tric pads) for the “rheumatic" which hold a uniform current of heat—throe dif ferent degrees being possible, and this article sells for the small sum of $5. The "Shaving Mirrors" of aluminum are very attractive and a man would cer tainly appreciate suo ha gift. I imag ine. almost more than anything else at Christmas time. The price Is $2.50. A word must be said about "Mazda" lamps. I've always wished I could be on ths “free list" for electrlo lights—so that 1 wouldn't have to run around tha house shutting off this light and that one. but as no such luck has ever come to me, the nearest approach I can hope to make is the use of "Mazda" lamps which are real economy savers. Mr, Hammond In speaking to me of the economy of this lamp said; "The old style carbon lump, 3 6 can dle power, used 50 watts of currents at the rate of 10 cents peP kilowatt. Perhaps an explanation of a kilowatt might not. be Ipapropos Just here." "Certainly not," I agreed, for If the rest of your women customers don’t know any more about It than 1 do I’m sure they'd like to have It ex plained. I’ve always thought It was some sort of awful disease—or may he one of those unpronounceable for eign cities that are now the center of warfare." Mr. Hammond hastened to quell my levity and explained: "The word kilowatt gets Its tamo from Watt, meaning the unit of meas urement tWr eleotrlctty and "Kilo." a Greek word meaning one thousand— therefore a thousand w'atts make one kilowatt. The present lamp that gives 21 candle power uses only one-half the current of the old style 16 candle power. The Carbon Lamp gives 18 can dle power, while the new Mazda gives 65, using the same amount of current. I think I may say that within the next year this will be reduced even more. While other commodities have In creased In price the people are now getlng 700 per cent more light today than they could get 10 years ago for the same money." One of the attractions at the Bir mingham Railway, Light and Bower company is the matter of buying elec trlo apparatus on what Is called "terms.” The “dollar down and a dollar a month” plan apeals to the averago woman and when she sees that she can buy an electric iron, an electroc toast er, or an electric shaving mirror for for friends at liberal rates, she Is de lighted to purchase whereas under oth er conditions she might not be so eag er. There are all sorts of other electric devices—"electric vacuum cleaners," “electric utility motors," for freezing Ice cream and "electrlo fans," which by the way are used a great deal In the winter time, being placed near the registers til a house, and distributing the hot air from the furnace uniformly throughout the rooms. In the Gas Department of the Bir mingham Railway, Light and Bower company many Interesting articles may be had, consisting of heaters for the bathroom—little nlckle trimmed affairs for 11.60 up to the more elaborate styles at 610. , The Gas Ranges are to be had In ev ery style and price, from the “gas cab inet ranges, nlckle and enameled trimmed from 625 to 6100 to the double over ranges whloh sell for 618 to 616 these ranges may be bought pn "terms," ths formsr being 68 cash and $8 per month, while ths latter are 62 cash and 62 a month. There are in the gas department "cof fee urn burners” from 60 oents up; "toasters” from 20 oents up to ’’tail ors’ Irons" at 66.80; “waffle lrons.65 at II.80; "flat Irons," from $1.50 up to $2.50; "hot plates,” one, two and three holes, may be had at various prloss ranging from |1.76 to 18.76. These are very popular In domestic science schools and for "light house keeping.” Thera are "cigar lighters” In red, white, and blue, effects ranging In prloe from $2.60 up to a higher sum. Among the most useful commodities that are shown at the Birmingham Hallway, Light and Power oompany are the “Incinerators,” whloh are a boon to the housewife, being placed In the kitchen Just ready to receive all the trash and debris which they consume In less time that it takes to tell It. The "Ruud Automatic Hot Water Heaters” are another very useful ar ticle, as well as the “Ruud Gas Tanks." whloh serve the same purpose for a gas stove that the "water back” does for a coal stove, and there Is never the ln oonvenlenee of btlng without plenty of hat water when either of these Is In stalled In your house. Mr. Hammond had many Interesting things to say about "eleetrtc signs" and the tremendous Improvements that have been made In this particular fea ture of electricity within the past few years “The shadow pictures.” said Mr. Ham mond,” are unusually effective and there la a great field for Individually in tha making of electrlo elgns. It requires an artist to get up designs and sketches and tbase we gladly do and submit them to customers for Inspection we have competent people In charge of this de partment “How does Birmingham compare with other southern cities In tha matter of electrlo signs?” I asked. “Birmingham Is far In advance of all tha other southern towns In this respect" said Mr. Hammond. "It Is way ahead of any city I know.” Everything In the world of electricity and gae may be seen at the Birming ham Railway, light and Power oom pany, up-to-data, exclusive, useful and ornamental. CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS SUGGESTED BY DIRECTOR PUBLIC LIBRARY Christmas books and Christmas stories are now in demand, and those who will buy presents for children are wondering what books to get. At the public library Mr. Milam has a collection of books for young children and one for older children, displayed for those who may want to examine children’s books before deciding what they shall buy. A similar collection has been sent to the branch libraries, first to Avondale, then to East Lake; and next week, going In alphabetical order. It will be at the Ensley branch. The books In these col lections are new, and are of course the very best books. They range in price from 20 cents to $2 and can be bought from the local bookstores or ordured and received by Christmas. The cheaper books for little children are as pretty and dainty a9 can bo and are attractively illus trated. They are books that will com prise the bea£ beginning for a child's li brary. and the books for older children are of the same order. Milam Offers Advice In making suggestions to Christmas book buyers, Mr. Milam says: “Buy books at a local book store, not only because the store Is a Birmingham industry but because you know and can trust the firm and because you can get better values for less money. “If you want a book that is not car ried in stock let the local dealer order It for you. He will save you money and make a little profit himself. “Do not buy books in sets, either of one author or in so-called standard li braries, even though they may have been selected by a great university president. Buy Individual books. Sets always con tain some things you do not want. Fur thermore, each book should have an indi viduality in appearance which 'set' books do not have. "Do not buy books of agents If you can possibly got them any other way. and you usually can. The reason for this is simply ono of price. People who have unlimited means shoul<J Ignore this rule, for book agents, as well as the rest of us, must live. “Of the books in the following lists some are books published in series. Three of these series are worth special men tion, namely, the 'Everyman’s Library,’ the ‘Every Boy's Library,* Boy Scout edi tion, and the “Every Child Should Know Series.’ There is a similarity in the titles but each series Is by a different pub lisher. “The 'Everyman's Library’ Is a series containing 700 volumes of the best books ever published. It Includes philosophy, history, poetry, science and fiction, as well as stories for children. Many of the best children’s books, such rb Mother Goose and Lamb's tales from Shakes peare, and many novels popular with the young people, such as those of Dickens Stevenson, etc., arc to be had In this se ries. The price is 36 cents in cloth and 70 cents in leather. Some of the chil dren's books are illustrated with attrac tive wood cuts. A list of the books in this series can be had at one of the local book stores, or will be sent ort applica tion to H. P. Dutton & Co., 681 Fifth avenue. Now York city. “ ‘Every Boy's Library,' Boy Scout edi tion, is a collection of 30 splendid story books for boys, books that are clean and fine and! which are at the same time very popular. The price is f*0 .cents at any dealers. “ 'The Every Child Should Tinow Se ries' is a collection which includes 'Birds Every Child Should Know. 'Flowers Every Child Should Know,' Poems Every Child Should Know,’ etc. Formerly sold at prices ranging around tl they are now sold in a special reprint edition at 60 cents." The following children's hooks for Christmas presents are recommended by the Birmingham public library and are for sale at local book stores. Books for Very Small Children "A B C;’’ Nelson, Z6e. "Auntie's XJttle Rhyme Book;” Mc Kay, 35c. Baldwin, "Fairy Reader;” American Book company, 35c. Good-bye Dyspepsia No More Gurgly Brash, “Lump of Lead,” Bad Digestion, Heartburn or Stomaoh Troublea Quick Relief. Costs Nothin* to Try The man who can't help making faoea at his stomach, the man or woman with a grouchy digestion, or with down right dyspepsia need fret no more over stomach troubles. The heaviest, richest dinners, the most unspeakable quick lunches, all can be taken oare of without Imposing on the stomaoh. A scientific digestive can do the digesting, where the stomach either did not do It before, or did It very Im perfectly. Beauty ut Good Digestion Go Hand la Hud. Btuart’a Dyspepsia Tablets Insure Both When you take one of Btuart'a Dye pepsla Tablet* after a meal, the food Is digested by the tablet even better than your own stomach oan do It. This Is why the uee of Btuart's Dys pepsia Tablets has become eo universal among those who suffer from any kind of stomach troubles. Take one of Btuart’s Dyspepsia Tab lets after your next meal and If you art given to belohlng, sour risings, fer mentation, heavy, lumpy, feeling In the Stomach, indigestion, dyspepsia, loss oi appetite or any other stomach derange ment. you will find at once a remark able Improvement. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are th« most wonderful tablets on earth for any kind of stomach trouble. They enrich the gastrlo luloes, and give the stomach the rest It needs be fore It oan again be healthy and strong Try one after your next meal, no mat ter what you eat- You'll find your ap petite return for the meal after and you will feel fine after eating. Btuart's Dyspepsia Tablets arc foi ■ale at all druggists at BOo a box. Bend ooupon below today and we will at once send you by mall a sample free, Free Trial Coupon F. A. Stuart Co., SOI Stuart Bldg., Marshall, Sfloh., send pee at once by return mall, a free trial paokago of Btuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. Name r*.>♦,»...■.- ——■ ... Street City ,,m*m»Stats•««•«*•• Bannerman. 'Story of Little Black Sambo;” Stokes, 60c. Blaledell. “Polly and Dolly;” Little, 40o. Brooke, “Golden Goose Book;” Warne, 50c. Buffington. Welxner & Jones, “The Cir cus Reader;” Sanborn. 80c. Davidson, ”The Bunnlklns-Bunnles In Cs mp. Dow, “The Diary of a Birthday Doll;” Baree & Hopkins, 78c. Gates. “Little Girl Blue;" Houghton, 60c. Gates, "Nannette and the Baby Mon key;" Houghton. 50c. "Grannie's Little Rhyme Book;" Mc Kay, 35c. Greenaway, "Under the Window," Warne, $1-50. Grover, “Overall Boys;” Rui^d. 45a, Grover, "The 4Sunbunn*t Babies’ Prim er;" Rand, 40c. Holbrook, “Hiawatha Primer;" Hough ton, 40o. e ' Le Mali*, “My Very First Little Animal Book;” Frowde. 86o. “Mother's Little Rhyme Book;” McKay, 36c. “Nurele's Little Rhyme Book;” McKay. 86c. Raokham, "Mother Goose,” Century, $2.60. Smith, "The Story of N'oah'e Ark;" Houghton, $1.60. Smith. "The Story of Pocahontus and Captain John Smith;” Houghton. >2.60. Books for Children Under Ten Andrews, "Seven Little Bisters;” Ginn, 60c. Blghani, "Little Folks' Land;" Atkinson, $2.00. Higham, "Merry Animal Tales;" Little, $1.50. Blalsdell, "Boy Blue and His Friends;” Little, 40c. Bryce. "Short Stories for Little Folks;” Newton, 35c. Craik, "Little Lame Prinoe;” llcath. 30c. Craik. "Little latino Prince;” Page, 45c. Dickens, "Christmas Carol;" Page, 45a. Field. "Poems of Childhood;" Cortb ner’s, Illustrated by Rackhaiu, $2.6o Flnnemore, “Robin Hood;" Black. $1.60. “France’s Honey Bee;" Lane, $1.60. "Grimm’s Fairy Tales;" Doubleday, Il lustrated by Raskham. $1.50. Harris, "Little Mr. Thlmbleflnger Stor ies;’' Houghton, 80c. Harris, "Uncle Remus;’’ Appleton. $2. Jacobs, "Christmas Surprise Party;" Page, 46o. Johnson, "A Book of Fairy Tale Foxes;" Houghton, 65c. Kingsley. "Water Babies;” Ginn. 36c. Mcllvftine, "Outdoors. Indoors end Up the Chimney;” Sunday School Times, fiOc. McMurry, "Tell Me a Story;” Johnson, 80c. "Mother Goose;" Altemus. 85c. Oswell, "Stories Grandmother Told;" Macmillan, 40o. Pago. "Captured Santa Claus;" Scrib ner's, 7Gc Pratt, "Legens of the Red Children;” American Book company, 30c. Pratt. "Stories of Colonial Children;” Educational Publishing company, 40 oents. Tyle, "Some Merry Adventures of Robin Hood;" Scribner’s. 50 cents. Pyrnclle, "Diddle, Dumps and Tot;” Harper, 66 oents. Ripped, "Good-Naughty Rook;” Rand, 50 cents. Belton. "Monarch, the Big Bear;” Scribner’s, $1.26. Spyrl, "Monk the Goat Boy;" Ginn, 60 cents. Stevenson. "Child’s Garden of Verses;" Flanagan. 36 cents. Stevenson. "Child's Garden of Verses;" Page, 60 cents. Stevenson, "Child's Garden of Verses;’’ Scribner’s, 75 cents. Stevenson, "Child’s Garden of Scrlbnar’s, $1 ; I. J. W. Smith. $2.50. Stockton, "Fanciful Tales,” Scrib ners, 60 cents. Tappan, "Dixie Kitchen;” Houghton, $1.00. \ Washburns, "Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales;” Rand. 40 cents. Wiggin & Smith, "Arabian Nights;*’ ficrilxier’s, $2.50. Williston, "Japanese Fairy Tales,” Rand, 75 cents. Wilson, "Myths of the Red Children;” Ginn, 45 cents. Wyas, "Swiss Family Robinson;”. Dutton, 86 cents. Young, "Somebody’s Littla Girl;” Hinds, 60 cent*. Books for Older Children Alden, "The Cruise of the ‘Ghost';"' Harper, 60 cents. Altsheler. "The Forest Runners;” ! Appleton, 50 cents. Bacon, "Songs Every Child Should Know;" Doubleday, 60 cents. Barbour, "The Halfback;” Appleton, 50 cents. Barbour, "Four In Camp;" Appleton, 75 cents. Beard. "Jack of All Trades;" Scrib ner's, $1.50. Bl&ckmore, "Lora Doone;" Dutton, 85 cents. Bouve, "American Heroes and He* rones;" Lothrop, $1.26. Burnett, "Land of the Blue Flower;" Moffat, B0 cents. Craik, "John Halifax, Gentleman;" Dutton, 85 oents. Dickens, "Christmas Stories;" Stokes, $1.80. Dickinson, "Children's Book of Christmas Stories;" Doubleday. $1.15. Dodge, "Hans Brlnker;" Soribner's, $1.50. Dowd, "Polly of the Hospital Mtaff;" Houghton, $1.00. \ Habberton, "Helen's Babies;" Gros sed 60 cents. Hawthorne, "Wonder Book for Girls and Boys;" Illustrated by Walter Crane; Houghton, 76 cents. Mathewson, "Pitching In a Pinch;" Crosset, 60 xente. Hunroe, *Cab and Caboose;" Gros sed 50 oents. Nash, "Polly's Secret;" Little, $1.60. Paret, "Harper's Handy Book for Girls;" Harper, $1.60. Porter, "Pollyanna;” Page, $1.28. Pyle, "Men of Iron;" Harper, $2. Pyle, "Jack Ballister'a Fortunes;" Century, $2. Seton, "Holt In the Woods;" Gros set, 50 oents. Seton, "Lives of the HUnted;" Scrib ner's, $2. Seton, "Wild Animals I Havs Known;" Scribner's, $2. Spyrl, "Heidi;" Ginn, 40 oents. Spyrl, "Heidi;" Burt 75 cents. Stevenson, "Treasure Island;" Sorib ner's, $1.25. Stoddard. "Chris, ths Model Maker;" Appleton, 76 cents. Stoddard, "Little Smoke;" Appleton, 60 oents. "Strange Stories of the Civil War," Harper, 80 cents. Taggart, "Little Grey House;" Dou bleday, $1.20. Miss Miller of the library suggest! the following stories for Christmas, all of which are at the library and can be secured by teachers and others who want Christmas etorles: Alden. "Why the Chimes Ring." Howells, "Christmas Every Day." Wyche, "A Little Boy's Visit to Santa Claus." Anderson, "The Fir Tree." Pyle, "A Christmas Star." S Coppee, "The Wooden Shoes of Lit tle Wolff." j Thaxter, "Little Plccola.” * Ooolldge, "Little Roger’s Night in the Church;" "Little Crotchen and the Wooden Shoe." “BLUE SKY” LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL Farkergbui-g, W. Va., December The Wert Virginia “blue «ky" law wae held unconstitutional by the United State! de cult court ot appeal! today. Judge! J. C. Pritchard and A. O. Dayton conourred In tha opinion, Judga C. A. Wood dla ■entad. The opinion declare! th! rtatut! look! to rtatraln Interstate commerce and to abridge ths right! ot rttissos to buy aad sell property. Tomorrow You’ll Find All Of Our Tadored Suits With Prices a Third Lower Than The) Have Ever Been Marked! * 8'85For $15 Suits *1385 For $20 Suits *1885 For $25 Suits $23'85 For $30 and $35 Suits You’ll find long or short coat models, in the smart suits that have always boon shown in oui Suit Section. All the popular colors and fabrics can be hail. All sizes. # All of Our Dresses Are Reduced Evening, Dancing, Afternoon Calling and Reception Gowns. In nmnv garments the price is almost half. Priced $12.50, $16.50, $18.50, $19.95, $24.95 to $85.00. Tomorrow We Offer A Very Special Blouse Sale An unusual line of smart Blouses, in crepe de chines, chiffons, lace and satin QC combinations; all sizes and a large assortment of styles to choose from. All ^ this season’s most, modish Blouses. Regularly $6.50 and $6.95. Special. *** These make acceptable Christmas gifts, and we will put them up in dainty belly boxes without further cost to you. Silk Sweaters for Holiday Gifts New arrivals—The big demand for these Sweaters, which are all the rage, were the occasion of our bringing on a big assortment in all the new shades. These await you here tomorrow. BLUE, GOLD, ROSE, RESEDA, COPENHAGEN. PEACOCK AND TUTONE 1 The>e are with sash or belt effects Other Sweaters in Angora and Novelties, for golfing, tennis and motoring ‘ Priced $3.95 to $25.00 Discontinuing All Ruffs and Neckwear Evening Department Scarfs in Ladies’ Section, so Ohoose Any at of Plain 10c and 25cCLOTHES ™e whole family Marked Price :■..-. ...— -—_ NEVER ACCEPT GRATITUDE | i»r max biohdau Gratitude on the part of the masses of nations or of the human heart Is not to be found and cannot be found, because It has no anthropological foundation. Th eman of genius whose mental labor It Is that keeps that species alive, who ac complishes In himself the whole progress of the species, and who represents the beginning of all new developments on the part of humanity, has to dispense with all thanks. He must find his sals reward In this fast that In thinking, doing and creating he lives up to hts higher qualities, and brings his originality within his conscious ness to the accompaniment of powerful feelings of pleasure. Any other satisfaction than that of the most Intensive sensation possible of his own age exists no mors for the most sublime man of genius than for the low est form of life that swims In a nutritive fluid. The man of genius usually flatters him self with the conception of Immortality. He Is wrong. Immortality which Klop stock calls "a fine thought" is some thing less than a fine thought. It Is a sort of dissolving view of the phantasy, a shadow of one's own individuality pro Jeoted Into the future, similar to that which a tree casts far out over the level ground when ths sun In low down on the horlson. At the moment that the tree falls its shadow also disappears. The conception of the perpetuation of one’s name, the effort to secure to one self fame after death, issue from the Same source from which the superstition of the continuance of an individual's ex istence after denth has also sprung It is Juet another case of reslstonce on the part of the living Individual to the cessation of hie consciousness, one form of the Impotent struggle against the uni versal law' of flnlteness of an Individual phenomenon, a proof of the Incapacity of the thinking age, which recognise* its own existence to conceive of itself as not thinking and not existing' The man who creates great things and has furthered the Interests of his nation or of the human race In general, can surely, at all events reclaim upon this weakest and cheapest manifestation of gratitude, which consists in the perpetua tion of his memory. Vain wish and vain effort! The mem ory of the human raca is reluctant to keep up the name or the Image of in dividual pretence or prolong any feeble reflection of their individual existence, even in their recollection beyond the natural limits of human life. How long do even the most famous of names endure? As things are, mankind has not preserved any of the age of 10,000 years and what are 10,000 years in the life of mankind, not to mention the life of our planet or the solar system? It is only when some living persons derive some inatorinl advantage by not al lowing the recollection of definite indi viduals to vanish that the masses pre serve a distinct remembrance of them. So It is with respect to the founders of religions, or the anvestors of ruling fam ilies, for in these cases priests and mon archs have no Interest In artificially re straining the masses from obeying their deep-rooted, and in the end Irresistible, instincts of ungrateful forgetfulness. 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