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EVENING LEDGEE PHILADELPHIA? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 191.
BATTLE TRENCHES BECOME DEATH VALLEY AND DEAD BLOCK PROGRESS OF VICTOR
ENGLAND IS MECCA
OF FUGITIVES FROM
WAR'S LURID ZONE
Crowds of Sad-faced Bel
gians Throng Folkestone,
Presenting Strange Con
trast to Its Usual Holiday
LONDON, Sept. 2.1.
By every boat refugees fiom Belgium
pour Into Jximlon. Thpy hnve lost home,
money, clothing, nverythlng. ntid but foi
the ready rttnl Ulnilly help ot the War
Itefupccs' Committees would bo both
friendless ami destitute. All thnt cen be
done for them Is being done, mid ninny
houses In the West End and In the
suburbs ot the. city are belm: placed nt
It Is estimated that since the beKlnnliiR
of the war about I'.OiO lofuRees have ar
rived nt Folkstone. The hotels nnd
boarding houses there are crowded with
them, and they fill the streets In every
direction. Hut It Is not tho usual holiday
crowd which Fulkstono knows so well.
These sad-faced people who walk soberly
about or Rather In little groups to discuss
topics which are of absorbing Interest to
them, are not happy, rollicking holiday-
makers nor Is their lansungc that which
Is usually heard nt the picturesque re
sort. Folkstone Is now a city of refu
gees. They hnve come from all parts of
France nnd Belgium, particularly Bel
gium, and In Increasing numbers as the
days have passed. A fortnight ayo 2500
people would have been considered a
large number to arrive in one dny. This
week JOnO Is no uncommon number, and
the vast majority of these have been
They hnve been of all cl.tss.c5, the very
poor, who are eared for by the relief
committee, being a comparatively small
proportion. TbouKh every boat frnn. Os
tend and Dieppe now brings a number of
little groups of families, who have evi
dently gathered together all their most
cherished possessions In small bundles,
and with little or In some cases no money
In their puckets, they have come to Ens
land contldent that they will not be
allowed to stnrve.
WELCOME IN" STRAN'GC LAND.
The arrival In Folkestone of each batcTi
of these refugees Is a most Interesting
study and a most Impressive one. Their
Joy upon stepping for tho first time In
most Instances, upon the soli of Eng
land Is always evident. They smile at
the officials, who always treat them with
consideration and respect, some of them
cheer nnd seem, for the moment at least.
Immensely happy nnd relieved.
Folkestone hns seen many hnppy re
unions and many pathetic disappoint
ments In the lust few days. One old man,
" Avho had been separated from his wife In
Belgium, was on the quay the other day
when the Ostcnd boat came In, "There
he Is! There she Is!" ho cried, dancing
about in his excitement, as he explained
to all who weie standing by how they
had become separated, and how he had
doubted It they would ever meet again.
On the other hand there are scores of
people who stand each day for hours out
side tho station gates scanning each
face as people pass out, .and who come
away sadly each night when they are
told that the last passenger has left the
Last night hundieds of refugees ar
rived at Charing Cross station, most of
them coming from Antwerp. Waiting
for them on the platform were all horts
of willing, kindly helpers. There weie
Itcd Cross nurses. Boy Scouts, Catholic
priests and a host of lady Interpreters,
who had volunteered for the work. A
fleet of motorcars, organized by the War
Refugees' Committee, was waiting to
take tho travelers to their destinations.
EXILES FROM CONVENT.
Not tho least pathetic were a party of
nearly 60 nuns of the order of the Little
Sisteis of the Poor, who had been driven
out of their convents In Brussels nnd
other parts of Belgium. English sisters
of their order were waiting for them.
Only one thing was lacking In the nd
mlrable arrangements made for the re
ception of the refugees hardly any of
the interpreters spoke Flemish. Several
of the poorer people knew no other
language, and there were few who could
understand them Flemish-speaking lesl
dents of London who wish to do what
they can for these punr wanderers have
been requested t" communiente with the
"War Befugees' t'ommittee at the General
TRADE HAS GREAT INCREASE
Ministry of Agriculture Publishes Its
The commercial section of the Ministry
ot Agriculture of Brazil has published a
report on Internal trade based on the
census data relative to Argentine bank
ing and insurance. The following figures
ure t3ken from this report, all values be
ing converted to United States currency:
The International trade of tho Ilepublic
In 1972 totaled Jlue.rj,Ort, with a note
circulation of tn.sos.owi. The budget was
J?u,32500. In that year there were only
four banks in the Ilepublic.
In 1913 the total of International trade
was 72.S2,OfiO. with a note circulation of
rduui3,t. The budget for 1313 was in.-
In 15W the number of banking institu
tions had increased to 42; by 1903 there
were 67; In luio the number hail further
Increased to 123, and in 1913 there were
143. Of these 143 banks. 92 were of dis
counts and deposits SI Argentine and 11
foreign, 23 hypothecary to Argentine and
W foreign. 16 building nnd loan banks
all Argentine .one Argentine and one for
eign pension bank, and Argentine banks
for loans on pledges.
The realized capital of these 113 banks
on June 30, 1913. totaled J532,924.0Q". of
which 38.41 rr cent, was In bonds and
61 36 per cent. In cash. The bonds and
W,97l,0OO in cash were held by the Slate
The authorized capital of private banks
was Jin.llo.3uO. subscribed to H9.215,K.),
and the total realised was 1217,121,500.
Bank reserves on June 30, 1913, were
S229.S2l.50o, with a total in circulation of
notes, nickel and copper coins of JM1,-
W1.500. The difference between the two
gives llS2.0i7.MK, or approximately 40 per
rent In the lutids of the public. Deposits
pap-r anc. gold totaled 1751.490,000.
rac Interior drafts bought and yld for the
i year ended June 30, 1913. amounted to
tl.C60,SS7 000 and for-Ign drafts JSO2.73I.50O.
oa Jjne J", l'J3. there were 10,834 per
sons employed in the .Various banks of
PARIS S -cC . Monmam. L rsvsny ' lkyvJtb VjB'.fv
S? A . EXTREME GERMAN """ ) T
Jgerman w r 12 L
COMEDY AND TRAGEDY FROM
GREAT EUROPEAN WAR DRAMA
The 10th day of the battle on the Aisne and nearby river valleys, from Noyon to the Lorraine frontier, finds the great armies still lined up in front
of each other almost in a deadlock from one of the greatest artillery duels the world has ever known. While the Germans claim to have retaken the
Heights of Craonne, and to have gained a small town near Rheims, and to have attacked the heights along the Meuse, at Vigneuillcs, which i3 near Troyon,
the French claim that these movements of the enemy were without special result, and that the advantage still lies with the allies, especially in their flanking
movement near Noyon, Lassigny, and on the left bank of the River Oise, where they are threatening the forces of the German right, under von Kluk.
Official reports give no details of this flanking movement, but unofficial place the French van near Peronnc and St. Quentin on the Somme, and a large French
force at Lassigny. The German right has also moved its headquarters north over the Belgian line.
HOLLAND NEAR WAR'S
VORTEX WITH TRADE
OF NATION RUINED
Maintenance of Strict Neu
trality, Economic as Well
as Military, Is Difficult
Task for Little Kingdom.
THE HAOUn. Sept. 23.
Although for the present, the nctunl
scene of war Is moving southward away
from the Dutch frontier. It hardly can bo
sold that the general outlook is con
spicuously brightening for Holland, says
a special dispatch to the New York
Evening Post. Even those who are by
no means alarmists are far from confident
that this country will come out of the
present turmoil unmolested. Various con
flicting Interests and Influences arc nt
work, and the possibilities arc not at all
Obviously, It has been Holland's own
Interest from the beginning to observe
the strictest neutrality. No conceivable
thing could she gain by permitting her
self to become embroiled In the war. The
most extraordinary pains have been taken
not only to maintain neutrality deliber
ately, but to prevent its violation by In
advertence or omission.
Hut her power to maintain this atti
tude Is limited by factors and conditions
inherent in her physical and economic
relations, which nre not fully realized
abroad, and conditional upon the real or
Imaginary Interests of the parties to the
Should any of them at any hour take
such a view of those interests as to de
mand or commit an Infringement of Hol
land's neutrality, she could defend and
maintain It oven less than could her
SLENDER MEANS OK DEFENSE
Resistance might be offcreo against a
coup de main; or even an Invader might
be held at bay at the frontier for a few
days at most. Fortlf cations on her bor
ders she has none to speak of. Holland
has no Liege, no Namur, no Huy, no DI
nant. After a few brief skirmishes at
the frontier nnd at the railway centres,
her troops must retire before superior
force; must evacuate virtually the en
tire country and fnll back upon Amster
dam, with Its batteries nnd Inundations
upon the so-called "Fortress Holland." A
military safeguarding of the territory
against a real Invader is out of the ques
tion. The Dutch army must watch, hour
by hour, day and night. That Is its mil
Hut the Government hns a more diffi
cult task to fulfill. Theirs It Is to see
to it that not tho smallest pretext shall
be afforded upon which either Oormany
or the Allies might base a suspicion of
Holland's real neutrality, or even a fan
cied occasion for a quarrel.
And here a new and even more seri
ous problem crops up. Resides the mili
tary neutrality which must be maintain
ed, there is tho economic and political
neutrality to observe, which calls for still
ifreater skill and consideration.
The economic neutrality Is a far more
intricate problem to deal with. Here
Holland stands "between the devil and
the deep sea." ....
Like nearly all other small countries,
Holland produces far more than her
actual need, of some commodities, and
at tho same time lacks great quantities
of other goods, such as coal and
cereals In normal times there Is a
lively exportation of cattle, dairy prod
uce, vegetables, and similar provisions
and the money obtained for these goes
a long way for buying corn and flour,
The output of cattle and dairy prod
uce Is normal that of vegetables ami
frultB Is far greater than norma!,
thanks to the splendid crops, nut ex
portation has come almost to a stand
still. This has disorganized the markets
and us there were no quotations avail
able and both cash and means of
transport were not to be found, all
prices became erratic and oscillated
fiercely for days. We have had famine
prices for a couple of days, and then
everything was falling, falllns, falling'
And of wheat there was none. Not for
more than two weeks was flour avail
able, and the gas plants and electric rail
ways, waterworks and inland shipping,
foresaw the moment at which they would
have to use their last ton of coal. ,
DANGER IN GERMAN TRADE. I
At the moment, the situation is Intrin
sically better Bunker coal excepted, cal
is arriving from both our neighbors and
even small quantities of flour have arrived
In our pert.
But the fact that Holland Is sending
eattl to Germany haa annoyed several I
people, both In Holland and abroad. It
' Is thought by many that this means help-
lug the enemy ot the Allies, nnd thnt It,
therefore. Is n breach of strict neutrality.
Of course, this Is not correct. Holland
1 nlwns ixport-i Its surplus, and anybody
I may buy Belgium, France, Grcnt Britain,
l us well as Germany.
certainly, here is n problem not easy
to solve for the Dutch Government Hol
land on the brink of penury nnd et
under surplclon ot helping one of the
warfnrlng parties. The official measures,
ho ever forbidding of the exportation
of a long list of goods; forbidding of nil
exportation of other goods as soon as the
actual stirplus available for export Is ex
ceeded; the threat ot Doctor Treub, Min
ister of Commerce, that he will confis
cate the entire supplies as soon as some
one acts contraty to the Government
decrees ought to be sufllclent to convince
all parties of Holland's being In earnest.
It Is even understood that unless the
Importation of flour and cereals Is re
stored to normal conditions, the Govern
ment will take that trade In its own
hands and huy nbroad, according to a
fixed schedule of Its wants, leaving the
subsequent distribution to the dealers
To resume: Holland must buy to eat,
but must sell to be able to buy. And
her Government guarantees that this
necessary selling Is done with absolute
Impartiality. Not one article on the
list of contraband, ns is needed by the
Powers, is exported, and nil other goods
can be bought by anybody indiscrimin
ately. Nevertheless, the Ice upon which this
little country stands just now Is very,
AUSTRIAN FIELD MARSHALS
Dual Monarchy Tries to Fix Blame
for Disasters to Army.
LONDON. Sept. 23.
The Rome cotrcsppndent ot the Dally
News telegraphs as follows:
"The Austrlnns are endeavoring to find
scapegoats for their recent defeats. I
learn from Vienna that the Austrian Field
Mnrhul Vodlnowskl, who was of Slav
origin, was nccused of communicating se
cret Intelligence to the Russians in Gal
icln. He was tried by court martial.
"Field Marshal Frerelch. who com
manded the Austrian cavalry division,
which wns cut up by Russians, shot hlm
s.If after b-ing cashiered for needlessly
exposing his troops. The statlonmaster
of Lemberg. a brother of the famous Col
onel Hodl, nl'-o has been shot as a spy."
LARGE INSTITUTE ENROLMENT
Dr. V. Hollls Godfrey, president of the
Ptexel Institute, predicted an unusually
large eniolment of students in that in
stitution. In the day normal course In do-
I mestlc science nlono the number or
young women already matriculated is so
lurco that the rolls have been closed. In
I the engineering school there Is room for
only 22 more students, and In the secre-
tarlal courses only 2D. September 25 and
2rf have been set aside for enrolment In
these courses. Entrance examinations
for the evening courses will be held Wed
nesday night from 7 to 9-30 o'clock.
FRAZEE NAMES ASSISTANT
John C. Frnzee. director of vocational
training and guidance, han appointed Clar
en,v. a Held, formerly Instructor in shop
, work nt the Hancock School, assistant In
the ocatlonal training hureau. Mr. Reld
will supervise the teaching of manual
I trninlng In the seventh nnd eighth grades
I in the schools throughout the city. He
will bo succeeded at the Hancock School
by Samuel J. Christine. Mr. Frazee said
! that ho was working on the proposed
course In book salesmanship to be given
for the night classes at the William
Penn High School for Girls, and that
hi will submit his plans to the Board
I of Education for approval In the near
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"FREE PORT" WOULD
MAKE NEW YORK
FREE TRADE CITY
Proposed Plan Would Make
Metropolis a Magnified
Bonded Warehouse In
creased Cost of Collection.
fFBOM A STArFCOnllESrO.SDEM.l
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. New York
would become virtually a free trade city
should tho campaign being conducted by
the Merchants' Association of that city
for a. "free port" result In the necessary
legislation being enacted by Congress, nc
cordlng to tho explanation given tonight
by F. M. Hnlstcad, chief ot the Customs
Division ot the Treasury Department.
Mr, Hnlstcad was asked by tho Tuplic
LEDr.Ert to comment on the memorandum
sent to President AVIlson by Frederick C.
Howe, Commissioner of Immigration In
New Tork, supporting the cnmpalgn for
the establishment of several free "ports"
In the United States, where cargoes can
be landed and rcshlpped without payment
of duty. Although his attention haa not
been called to the Howe memorandum,
Mr. Halstcad said special legislation
would, of course, bo required to create
"free ports" In this country.
"UndO our present customs system
cargoes can be brought Into port and re
shipped without payment of duty," Mr.
Hnlstcad explained. "These goods are
placed In bonded warehouses, and the
Now York plan might be referred to as
a magnified bonded warehouse, but It
would necessitate the placing of tho cus
toms houses on the outskirts of the free
port, and all imported goods going out
of this zone would be subject to the reg
ular Import duties. Imports remaining
within the zono of the free port would
not be subject to tariff duties.
"Hamburg Is a freo port and has been
for years before the establishment of
tho German empire. Tho ngltatlon has
been going on In New York for two or
three years, but I do not believe that It
has over been suggested that tho entire
city be designated as a free port. Just
what section of the city Is Included In
the present plan I do not know. At ono
time, I believe, the scheme was to make
Ellis Island a free port, and then Staten
Island waB suggested."
Officials of the Treasury Department
assert that the establishment of one or
more "free ports" In the 1'nlted States
would serve greatly to Increase the cost
of collecting the customs levenues. It la
not believed here that the Merchants'
Association Is advocating that Manhat
tan be made a "free port," but that the
plan Is confined to Staten Island or Ellis
Island with tho view ot reshlpplng the
cargoes landed In the "free port" to
Odd Fellows to Motor to Shore
Nearly one-third the membership of
Roxborough Lodge, No. 66, I. O. o. F..
will motor to Atlantic City to participate
In the parade In honor of the meeting
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge tomorrow.
To a more intimate knowl
edge of Accident Preven
tion and Safety First
Work is to be found at the
Home and School League
Carnival and Convention
of Safety, to be held at
Convention Hall, Septem
ber 26th, 28th, 29th, 1914.
Afternoons at 2.00 o'clock.
Evenings at 8.00 o'clock.
COME, AND BRING
Adults, 25c; Children, 10c
Reserved Seats, 50c and 75c,
at Gimbel Brothers
VILLA AND HIS GENERALS
TO ATTEND CONVENTION
Stringent Orders Issued for Meeting
in Mexico City October 1
Special Cahlo Dispatch.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 13.
It is learned that General Villa will
leave Chlliiinhua tomorrow or Wednes
day for this city, which ho will reach
by the end of the week. Ho will be ac
companied by 34 gcncrnls who will be
delegates from his nrmy corps to tho na
tional convention on Octoher 1. Accord
ing to plnni for tho convention, General
Villa Is entitled to ono delegate for each
thousand men of his command.
Stringent orders were Issued today by
mllltnry headquarters to the effect that
Constitutional ofllccrs must not occupy
private houses or take automobiles with
out express authorization from the Gov
ernor of the Federal district.
PEACEMAKER IS CRIPPLED
Queen Mary, accompanied by tho Bel
gian Minister to Great Britain nnd sev
ornl of her ladles, wont to see tho Bel
gian refugees In Alexandra. Palace this
afternoon. The Queen was very much
Interested In these unfortunate persons
nnd gave expression of her sympathy. As
sho entered the dining hall, whero a new
batch of refugees had JiiBt arrived, alio
wns greeted by n wild outburst of cheer
Germany has called her children to
nrms, nnd In all parts of the country
thousands of boyn under the nge of 18
years are being drilled before they are
pent ngnliist tho Allies,
This Information was contained In ft
letter received yesterday by an attache
of the German consulate In New York
from his mother In Saxony, who wrote
telling him how tho children hnd flocked
enthusiastically to tho arsenals when the
call for their pervlces went out. They
left the fields and tho playgrounds, sho
snld, to bear arms against tho enemy.
But while the country la enthusiastic,
tho letter ends, all Industries sr. in )
down nd there Is no work for thJ ,lh 4li
sands In Saxony who are In dire V2h'"
from hunger. ' e ,trHi
Some of the
brought forcibly home In rti! t
dltntnH a..II.. l . "Ul.
,.M -:i'"J"n .00;
. t. 1
ui iiiu iiorrorn or war
Ho told of a distressed woman nHr' '
of a hlahly nervous Pomerann0" J
which, she Insisted, could not h i. T '
"up there In the baggage "Sr all iV"
because the poor dear Is go scared-.?'
been through tho war and the o!'
guna frightened him," e Utrn,'
All Kneland Is singing a new war ...
It is by Sir Frederic Cowen and S '
Begble, nnd makes a strong anneii ?
enlistment In the nrmy. One 5 !?
IVnlrC8followsfi!80,, Wh,Ch U nM4"ftn ,
"Z t'h'i'faro'rf'itin",,? ' f-s
When i you nit by the fire In an ela man'. ,i i
And your neighbors talk of the n Jht? h,lr'
Will you Mink away, nn It tveri fJXS I ..
n Your old head .hVme.l "nd Knit m Ul"'
Or say. "1 tt as not with the first to to
rtut I went, thank Ood, I went!" '
Member of Denver Athletic Olub Is
DEN'A'En. Sept. 2.1. - Crippled for life
with n frncttired hip, Alfred Cordlngly,
wealthy cluhmnn nnd president of tho
Queen City Foundry Company, Is at St.
Joseph's Hospital, where ho was taken
from tho Denver Athletic Club nfter act
ing ns peacemaker In n n.unrrcl.
The quarrel was between Charles Wall,
a stockman, und a member named Mc
ICUiley. Itollo Pnrvln, president of the
club, had been trying In vain to stop the
fight 'when Cordlngly took a hand. In
the struggle Mr. Cordlngly wno thrown
to the floor.
NEW YORK LIBRARY SENDS
OUT MILLIONS OF BOOKS
Lnst Year 40,000 Were Rented to
Fire Department Alone.
A grcnt many persons think only of New
York's Public Llbrnry as a hugo build
ing of Imposing architecture at the cor
ner of Fifth avenuo and 42d street, which
contains 1,200,000 books, pamphlets, docu
ments, etc. They never stop to think
that this building Is only the hub of the
system of public libraries which covers
every section of that city, the ccntro of
an exceedingly complex and diverse. range
of activities, all calculated to spread tho
benefits of literature nnd sclf-oducatlon
In -tho city's hundreds of thousanda of
homes. To glvo ono nn Idea of the
library's work It Is only nueccssnry to
say that It publishes Its own monthly
Ono of tho most Interesting features Is
In distributing the so-called "traveling
libraries." Some persons think that a
traveling library Is a collection of travel
books, nnd some very odd requests reach
the traveling libraries office.
The biggest of tho traveling libraries Is
Installed In tho Columbia, University Li
brary building. It Includes 30GO books,
supplemented by dally additions of special
books, representing nlmost every subject
Imaginable. Two "community statlonn,"
piactlcnlly branch libraries where no per
manent branch hns been erected, nnd
where the need for ono Is felt, have been
stationed on Staten Island. Cases of
books arc sent to police stations and flro
In tho Fire Department S3 engine com
panies and 3D hook nnd ladder companies
arc now supplied with books, tho libraries
consisting of about 23 titles each, ranging
fiom works on mcchnnlcal engineering
and fire fighting to novelB by Dumas und
modern best sellers. Last year nearly
40,000 volumes were Issued to tho Flro
Other Institutions which receive travel
ing libraries are the Longshoremen's Best,
tho Sea View Hospital, the Now York
Reformatory and, of course, nil the public
grammar schools and high schools. Fac
tories have also received traveling libra
ries. In fact, qulto a long list of factories
patronize this department of the city's
Almost any ono can receive one of these
trnvcllng libraries. It Is not generally
known that any family living at a dis
tance from a branch library may apply
for n. collection of ten books to bo loaM
freely In n clrclo of friends. nhan
nro made every two months, and "fk!
persons who avail themselves of thi. i1"
portunlty nrp able to reach volumes I
of general circulation, which they can
wmloV0 buy nnd mU8t hE.B,E
Altogether the traveling llbrarl.. -trol
80,000 volumes, of which ',&
cTVtatLT SCaUCrCd nmn mo- 'hi.
REAL MAXIXE COSTUMES
Specimens at V. of P. Museum An
Aprons With Shells of Fruits
The real costume worn by nn Indli.
woman In dancing tho real maxlxe J
In the mesuem of tho University of Pen,
sylvnnla, brought there by Doctor rZ
beo from southern British Guiana, alone
with many other ethnological specimen'
Tho costume Is a little apron of varlou,
makes, with little shells 0f native fruit,
hanging from every part of it and from
the bracelets and anklets.
The shells are filled with seeds which
rattle Rruesomcly when the dance taji
Ins on. These are worn by both xm
and the dance Is ono used In courtD
Literally maxlxo means peaTt-vhf,
dance, nnd is so cnlled h.rai... i. i. .'"'
posed to Imitate the waving of the peanut
tendrils as they seek to Imbed them
fcc vcj In the earth. It Is reported that
this dance Is very graceful, but Is not en
tlrcly like thnt which Is used In clvlllia.
tion. It wns first taken from the Indlani
by tho Portuguese, and beenmo vulgar
but was afterward "refined In Europe " '
The other things brought to the museum
Include dresses mado almost entirely from
the feathers of tho macaw and other col.
orcd birds, and these nrc woven In the
native cotton cloth, which Is a great
Industry The clothes are solely for orna.
ment. Some of the cloaks are very beau
tiful, nnd tho bcadworlc aprons arc ex
quisite In color and design.
BRANCH OF X.EAQUE ORGANIZED
A branch of tho Palmcr-McCormlck
League last night was organized nt a
meeting In tho 30th Ward, held at the
homo of Frank O'Neill, 2303 South 12th
street. Addresses were made by Max
Barbour nnd Harry Hoffman. A com
mlttco wns appointed to select a hall for
future meetings and the following officers
were elected: Frank O'Neill, chairman;
Edward Pennington, secretary.
jUmuii AkL$ a infill
While Europe wars
let America work
We have a new tariff, lower than any in recent years.
imports have fallen off ten million dollars in a month.
We have a new banking law, designed to put us beyond the
reach of panic. Yet every stock exchange in the country
with two or three exceptions is closed.
We have been blessed with the greatest crops in the history
of the United States. Yet the price of wheat is higher than
at any time in the last 16 years.
In view of these things, are we overstating the case when we
say that in the last two months the world haa been turned
upside down ?
Will you pardon us If we ask you If you hare adjusted
yourself to this new condition?
Are you going after markets not only abroad, but right
here at home which Europe has abandoned ?
While Europe wars, let America work
Now, of all times, is the time to have every detail of your
business at your fingers' ends
to Inaugurate a new system of sales-records that will be of
as much service to you as a map is to a commander-in-chief,
to place your system of filing on a basis that makes your
business data instanUy available,
to substitute card ledgers for book ledgers, thus simplifying
and bettering your bookkeeping department,
to put in operation a better method of keeping track of stock,
so that you will know just where you stand at ALL times.
Gladly will we co-operate with you. For nearly do years we
have been brought in contact with the keenest business minds
in the country. And we should like nothing better than to
apply our knowledge of card and filing systems to the better
ment of your business.
Take, as an example, our new method of filing the "Auto
matic Index" a method that indexes itself, checks itself, is
wonderfully quick and amazingly correct. Details on request.
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Card and filing systems. Unit cabinets in wood and steeL
910 Chestnut St., Philadelphia