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'BULLDOG" HANDS FIGHTS PROFITEERS
Mr. V. J. Hands, controller or ihu Profiteering Act Department, hns
been culled "llulldoR" Hauds. because Ms Jnw is ulways set He has sonn
very Itigr enemies, out be vl!! I.ve uiltliuus of friends If be suceeda with hl
flplit with both big mid lit ilu iroCUffrui-d.
The Business Outlook
INDUSTRY SHO'S A1ARKED STABILITY DESPITE COAL
STRIKEFEDERAL RESERVE BOARD DEPLORES WAVE
OF SPECULATION APPARENT IN STOCK MARKET AND
(Business Feature Service.)
Business has Hhown n rcninrknble
stnblllty during a conl strike which
might bo expected to shake its very
foundations nnd gave promise of pro
ducing Industrial stagnation its the
sole alternntiVe to government inter
vention. Iletnll trade has not been
seriously affected except at a few coal
mining centers nnd In strike-ridden
communities like New York city. The
conl supply Is fairly ample-for Imme
diate needs,, but will not Inst indefi
nitely. Many fnctorles have turned
from bituminous to anthracite coal,
where their facilities permitted them
to do so. i
Curtailment of production rf n re-'
suit of the coal strike will .Increase
Inter demand nnd have a strengthen
ing effect on prices. Should the min
ers win their wiiffe increase, or any1
considerable part of It, the cost of
living would be affected In n hundred
different ways. The cost of nearly
all industrial production would rise.
This was. revealed when the price ot
conl In Great Britain advanced re
cently. The iFcderal Reserve board deplores
the current wave of speculation, which
It believes has invaded not only .the
stock market, but the food markets, I
oil production, mining, and real estate. '
As an Initial step toward deflation of
war credit, largely responsible for
present high prices, the New York' re
serve bnnk has 'increased discount
rates, and it is thought other Federal
Reserve banks will do likewise. Oc-
tober transactions on the stock ex
change at nearly 37,000,000 shares
were heavier than for nny previous
October, and Increased 13,000,000
over September. The Board sees Im
minent danger In diverting credit re
leased by the contraction of govern
ment needs to purely speculative ends.
Business men show a surprising In
difference to the peace treaty nnd
league, and wish only tbnt ir decision
may bo reached so that business may
"Champion" Hood and Radiator
Covers for Ford Cars
One set of FORD BOOTS, which tit ovcrkhe
lever nnd pedals to keep the cold air out, given
FREE with every Champion Ford Hood and
Radiator Cover sold, upon presentation of this
HASTINGS TIRE & SUPPLY CO.
PENNSYLVANIA VACUUM TIRES AND, TUBES
NEW LOCATION 340 ERIE ST TOLEDO, O.
SIXTH XT A TirfcXT A T SIXTH
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TOLEDO DEC. 4th to 12th 8$
Open 10 A. M. to 10:30 P. M. Daily Sunday Included
, All Machinery Shown in Operation
Special Feature Entertainments and Lectures Daily
THE MARKET TREND
Inured to shock Wall street refused
to recognize the coal strike as n major
factor in its operations, just as It did
Mie steel strike. The market, dis
counting the future, displays deep
rooted confidence in the soundness of
conditions nnd the sanity, stability,
and industry of the American people.
Brokers have awaited ratification of
the pcaee treaty without long delay.
Yet, despite this confidence nnd an
aggressive list it has been been recog
nized that prices must decline. They
cannot move indefinitely upward. In
ninny cases they are higher than the
phenomennlly high point of 1010. Re
action Is inevitable.
The money situation has created
much uneasiness. The New York Fed
eral Reserve bank's action In increas
ing discount rates will tend to re
strict the supply of money nvailable
for speculation, although it Is not con
sidered drastic. O.ill rates have been
very erratic. -Bank loans have been
distended with reserves nt a low point.
Simultaneous with this condition a
broad advance, is hardly probable, if
history repeats itself. Nevertheless,
a seat on the exchange sold recently
for $100,000, breaking all records.
have tended to follow corn. More ex
port demand Is needed to effect any
The ru'ilte car Miorl.ige li:'S been
the iniiHnr of i'1-cntcst importance to
(he aveiage grain trailer, and lins ex
erted slioiig bullish Influence upon the
nwii:et. As regnrdlnirs (loadings other
grainse have been slighted in favor of
wheal. Present conditions surround
ing (lie corn market hnvc ailarnied the
trade. Wet weather, which halls husk
ing and hauling, and advancing hog
quotations have strengthened corn at
times, advancing prices despite un
favorable industrial conditions. Credit
extension to Germany has also helped
the buying. For the most part, oats
SOFT COAL STRIKE IS ON;
U. S. TAKING FIRM STAND
General Feeling That This Strike Is
"The Limit" and That Public's In
terests Must Be Supreme.
Disregarding President Wilson's
publblcly proclaimed warning that
n coal strike now would bo unlnwful,
and Hint the law would be enforced,
more than 400,000 miners of bitumi
nous coal went on strike November 1.
With winter coining on, nnd short
supplies of coal on hand, the strike
is generally looked upon as a tragedy,
a cruel ndvnntnge taken of long
suffering public. XargQ numbers of
people feel that thoUmo lfas come for
the whole nation, ns represented by
the Government at Washington, to as
sert with firmness lis superior rights;
nn assertion which, as many think,
has been too (long delayed. Those
who feel tbnt way regard it as for
tunate that the war Is not ended ; f or
while war -lasts the Government Is
clothed with authority to do things
which It has as yet no law for doing
in time of pence.
ThoTrcaly of Pence with eOrmany,
includluir the League of Nations, nas
been ratified by Japan. This leaves
the United States the only one of the
five great Powers that has not ratified.
None of the others proposed nny
amendments or reservations.
Getting After the Hoarders.
Agents of the Department of Jus
tice found hoarded stock of bacon
In Brooklyn, 1,300,000 pounds, antl
arrested a man who was accused of
Hccord prices are being paid for
fancy cattle. In-between steers arc
running in excessive supply, while
strictly choice grades are scarce. The
proportion of desirable stuff is unusu
ally small. Receipts of all grades are
about the largest of the year. In tne
presence of this heavy run, the market
has ruled weak with trade slow. The
labor situation Is against the selling
side, however. In the hog market the
situation has been otherwise at timesj
with packers active buyers. Light
runs of stuff have supported the mar
ket. Sessions are not uncommon
when receipts run heavy, but even
then quotations have often held well.
The new pig crop is considered large
nnd the average hog grower seems
dlsposd to use much corn In feeding,
preferring livestock prices to those
prevailing on the grain mart. Sheep
nnd lambs have been in large supply
and a dull, weak market has ruled,
From Itoston comes reports of in
creased activity in medium grade
wools with prices firmer. The belief
Is expressed that the market is ap
proaching normal and tbnt dealers will
no longer have to sacrifice their
s'neks. From other poluls, however
the market Is renorted dull and quiet
in the mnln. At a Philadelphia auc
tion recently only 11 per cent of the
offerings were taken, and .-.ome lots
passed without a bid. This fact sug
gests that manufacturers may be
waiting for the government auctions
to begin November 10. Fine wools
are very strong, as heretofore, both
in America and overseas. High grade
fleeces have sold high, owing to the
BAGS! BAGS! BAGS!
You en n nlivnyK do better with uh on
your old empty burlap and cotton line",
We iny the hlRhext price and you set
the full inurket value for every bite you
The I.ucnn County Dottle & Barrel Co.
513-527 State Street, TOLEDO, O.
We Eu and Sell
GOOD USID CARS
Toledo Used Car Exchange
1014-16 Madison Ave.
8m3a $3fcSSf Jam
Wert:) i ?'$mWfltt
GAS, GASOLINE AND OIL ENGINES
Farm nnd Factory Motor. Hurtle Motor for Work or Pleaanre Doat.
Motor Aceeaaorlea. Practical Repairing. Electric Lighting- Outfit
PaaanlBB; OHtflta. Bon Boat Motor. Isnltloa Apparatus
Batteries. tpark OolU. Macmetva. Generator. Switch, ate.
Overcoats at Baker's
are not High Priced
It's not our habit to talk price but the time has come for a few real
facts on this mighty important subject.
The one biggest thing to remember about price is this
Ordinary standards of price don't exist any more and so the
safe plan for you is to buy from a store with a character and repu
tation to sustain a store that must give you the biggest possible
money's worth in every item at'every price.
The policy of this store the policy that has built the biggest men's .
-clothing business in Toledo has always been to keep prices down to the
lowest possible point-on the best merchandise obtainable.
Our overcoat prices are
almost unbelievable low
We promised you early in the season that prices on Baker overcoats would be
little if any higher than a year ago.. We are fulfilling that promise, and we expect
to keep on doing so, even in the face of unprecedented condition.-). .
And here's another big advantage you'll find a great big display of fine over
coats here all sort of the very leading styles beautiful ulsters, motor coats, double
breasted coats, raglan styles, fitted coats, pleated coats, box coats, Chesterfield
coats, wonderful assortments, including English, Scotch and Irish weaves; Hart
Schaffner & Marx 'Wintermoor cloths; all at the most reasonable prices.
Hart Schaffner & Marx
Overcoats-, $35, HO, H5, 0
Good Overcoats at $20, $25, $30 ,
Two specials in our Boy's department
For service and durability
clothe the boy in Corduroy
There is no fabric that equals corduroy
for hard wear we feature only corduroys
from the best mills of the country made by
the best makers of corduroy suits.
Knicker suits for boys
6 to 8 years
Fine and heavy cable wale corduroys in
serviceable drabs, rich browns, all strictly
guaranteed. This is the" all American suit
for school wear slash or patch pockets.
$7.95, $8.50, $10.75, $12.50, $15.00
Extra corduroy knickers $2, $2.50, $2.75
Come to Baker's for
Overcoats for the boy
Sizes 2 to 10 years
Exclusive models in convertible collar and
button-to-the-neck styles In the better grades
of fine jerseys and Witermoor fleeces, full
lined with finest quality all-wool flannel.
Specially priced at $6.95, $7.50, $8.50, $10.75,
$12.50 and $15.00.
Finer quality of coats including our exclu
sive grade from Hart Schaffner and Marx,
many fur-trimmed, $220, $25, $30 and $35.
Valuable premiums for boys
including footballs, Beacon Army
flash lights, boxing gloves, etc. with
premium checks given with every
i v i
The B R Baker Co
The home of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes.
435-441 Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio
41$ Cjjp $ -..v.t.
THK K. ML LANDI8 CO. Whole.! aad Retail.
No. f St Clair St