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.THE .StJN, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1919.
16
CANADIANS- ASSAIL
COMMERCE BOARD
Delegates at OttAwa Hearing
Ilcscnt Throats to Cut
Off Exports.
HIDKS CITED AS INSTANCE
Amcricnn Bacon, With Duty
Added, Soils Cheaper Than
tho Homo Product. , '
St a M'ff Corrttpondent c Tn Be.
Ottawa. Ont, Sept SO. In conno
tlon with proposals to Incrcas th
"alary cf the ChMfrnan 01 the Board
of Commerce to Ntf00 and two ttislrt
nt ccramlloner to 8,000, Dr. Mlohftel
Citric ot tie Doer. Alberta, offered om
pIMn criticism of tho threats mado by
Commlselorer W. V. O'Connor In To
icnto to f top exports unless prlees cam
doin. Tliat WM c'erted ns
-ewnomlo Insanity" by Dr. Clark. Other
ir.mbrs joined In tho crltl&Um of Mr.
(VConnor, assertlm that talk ot the
ttibuckler kind was no oneouratre-
went to men to mako a success of but-
r Incrcate production. Threaw to
put farmers In Jail If they put tho price
of milk up were cited.
Fjlwsid Proulx of Presoott said the
Government had taken tho wrong step
In forbidding export -of tildes. It would
have been better to take tho duty Off
t!in to stop export Donald Suther
lund awerted thftt tho reflation had the
effect of Icadlnir to the export of thou
finds of llvo cattle to the JlnAed States
tht otherwise would htive been kept
here, because their hides would Jrlng ft
higher price over there. Another rural
pitirober thought there wera too many
MMt..lnna In thA mil fit V.
On a point ot order that tho board
U court ana Judges aro not suDject.
to criticism, the discussion vras'eonnnod
-.01, Tint it adfld that two
rnfltibers wero lawyers and tho third a.
Journalist
Food Inquiry Orflored,
the Board ot Commerce, nocoTdlnr
to the announcement or tno cnairman,
H' A. Itobson. will open an inquiry Into
prices of food commodttIesand costs ot
rroductlon In Toronto next Tuesday.
Vlgcrous action Is promised to reduce
the cost ft living1, ones tho required In
formation Is available. ,
The board has power under tho act
to make Investigations, fix prices and
tike tho Initial steps for prosecution of
profiteers under the Criminal Code. The
(r.tlro programme of the board is quite
experimental. In tho light of American
experience, but public opinion demanded
artlon and It will bo provided. Some
of the wisest men In politics at Ottavra
cave no support to the plan to reduce
prices by law or through this court, but
th.py found themselves In a minority.
The moral reformers have taught this
Generation strong faith In the power ot
specific law, and It Is entirely probable
(hat Kime of the same limited desired
results will follow. The opportunity for
making money which the war afforded
has gone, The unrest of tho people Is
Aim puMlne. lAbor supply Is becoming
more equal to the demand at homo and
with the Increased production which Is
lure to follow In all countries as they
Fettle down prices aro due to tall. But
the change wllbe gradual. Meantime
the Board of Commerce will be able to
mp 6onj credit for Ub activity and
tit, evidence of results for money spent.
llnrller llenrlnjr. Unfruitful,
The cessions of tho board In Toronto
ami Hamilton were not productive of
n substantial results. In Hamilton
one man came seVIously before the Com
miwloner and complained of'the price of
cheeeo sandwiches at 10 cents, lift had
sampled of the sandwiches In a bag and
proceeded to spread them over tho Com
ml.sloner's desk, action which Mr.
O'Connor resented, raying ho did not
earn tn hnvrt h!n wnrk desk decorated In
that way The Informer was Insistent'
on his charge of profiteering, but the
Commtrsloncr was obdurate and ended
tho Interview with: "I don't think pa
tience Is expected when one Is sitting
In a Judicial capacity, and one's reputa
tion or ability Is uBealled."
Hut a semblance of Importance was
lent to the sessions by consideration of
th bacon stocks' and how and where to
toil them. Export demand was elven
the credit of kceplnc pork' at good
prices by rarkers testifying. Llvo hogs'
are uorth J10.50 to $18 on tho Winnipeg
ahd Toronto markets. Llvo stock men
and "packers assert that It the export
market is denied them tho price of hogs
will go down lmmedlatdly. ' One.Wlnnl-'
KS packer testified that the prices paid
for pork so far this yearwere as follows-
January, $16.64 a hundred
weight February, Jl6.B4:Ian:h, $1.37:
April, $20.29: May, J20.61: June, 120.41;
Julv. $:.1S; August $21.0'.
It came out at the Inquiries that there
Is a million pounds of lower gfodo bacon
In Toronto and half a million In Winni
peg! such ns has Been golnjr to tho Eng.
lish market, it 1h now proposed tft-trlve
tho I'nnaillan consumer a chance to buy
thrt quality The packers testify th'it
the cheapi-r commodity will not Bell In
'Mi-da but tho Commissioners aro
going in give the packers a lesson In
how io rU(rthelr business and show the
public what they want. A packer on
Inn witness stnnd srtld the stocks of 6a
0n had Increased during the summer
'hli-ily because of a shortage of ship
ping Lower prices were not duo to ac
tion of the board but to lower prices ot
Ilu hogs.
tmerleixn II neon. Cheaper.
TIi. board found that In Winnipeg
Amen, n bacon could be imported and
'old for lens than the horns product.
Tl'o rmour bacon could be laid down
for 5a l ,3 cents after paying the 3 cents
duii Hbllo the local packers wanted
a Olffcrenco of more than 4 cents
a pound. That was for second grade.
On thn first grade, bacon the prlco of tho
imported was 43 M and 60 for the
home product. -These faota led tho
'hairman to state that the board
'oulcl havo to consider the question of
requesting the Government to taka off
the duty on bacon, procedure which la
Provided for In the Act under whloh tho
board vvas elven Its power.
The board alms .to prohibit tho salo
all fancv Impnn. T, I. aUn Int.nrtn,!
n adopt regulations covering packing I
Plants and thoso nrotlnctn handle hv
tht-rn butter, eggs, cured meats and cold
storage material In general. Direct In
quiry win be made into the cost of Hy
mg in Calgary, Edmonton and Iteglna
y un oftltor of the board, and It Is
tatea that It Is ths purposo ot tho
commissioners to deal with all tho nee
"saties of life, Including boots and
oes and clothing. Another series of
sent ons win k i,m Tr...i.
tf.i i " tl prices ror efK and meat at
." v?r H -wiue area or tile
.ih0w thnt es r6 om l onx s1
n i i""1.11 doien. creamery, bufjef
. ctnXh 4 J'ounrf' heefsteik from
t, ? 15 ?nt0 nd Ptk chops from S8
" uxenti a pound.
"ugnr lioardlusr OUrere,
Aftfip hAtdlno- T- i, .
wl and dealing with the supply and
prteo ot sugar tho Doard of Commerce
made a division of the labor Involved;
Judge Itobson, the chairman, and F. A.
A eland, Deputy Minister of Labor, went
west to Winnipeg, whero further In-
Ti. oesn maae, wnno w. Jr.
O Connor went to Toronto and Hamilton.
" .vw.abvu Mb MUUUD.l
going to show that thsro had been hoard-
iiB ui sugar oy private persons all over
tho country, chiefly because they feared
tho prlco was bum to eo up. For that
reason ana becauso of a serious shortage
ot sdgar out nvest ths board fixed Uis
profits, not tho nrif.
salers and retailers' of sugar. "The re-
" Biiqweo a pront of two-fifths
of 1 tier iriit mm . a vi.i. i.
, , ' ' nrilHJil, 11 Will
esUmated, woujldijut tho wholosalo prlco
of sugar it 11 cents. Including C per
cent commission to tho wholesale trade
tor tho handling. Tho retailers are al
lowed a profit of 1 cent a pound, plus
on un renners- price.
Tho aim of tho board was to sllmlnato
thu Jobber and the middleman by mak
ing tho price at the refinery tho base of
tho prlco to the consumer. 8o far It has
woiked well, but the time has not ar
rived to Judge. It Is pointed out that
i!irlf in,Cuba,' W centB -
..u.-u .o ama por cent nigner man the
pre-war price.
Flre nonti TVonndea 8otdlersr
VAtfPftTTWB r t.,.1 Oft. . Hi .
- ' Ail me
tattentii At ft. fn..i.ii.hK. .nn
Convalescent Hospital hero wero car
ried outside to safety by rssauo parties
iu-uujr wiieii nre aeeiroyea tne east
Wlnir Of thn linanltal tititMl.j . ti . i. -
, . . . huiiuiiih ah uia
hospital equlpmsnt was saved.
SIBERIANS HERE
SEEK D. S.-TRADE
Organization Formed to Ex
ploit Industrial Eesonrcos
of Country.
BOLSKEVISMIS END SEEN
A.moriconfl Warned That They
Jtavo a Upon Competitor
in Japan.
Tho resources ot Siberia, Its vast pos
sibilities as a commercial field for Amer
ican enterprise and industry, will bo
brought to tho attention ot the publlo by
a oommltUo formed In this city .yester
day attornoon and known as tho Amer
ican Committee of Siberian Cooperative
Unions.
A number of well known Blberian
business men and thoso having Inter
ests In that country ore responsible tor
tho now organisation. They are desirous
ot bringing before the American people
the true economio conditions in Siberia,
with a view to establlslhng relations
which shall be 'ot mutual advantage to
tho two countries. Thoy feel that Siberia
has been -too long unknown and that It
only requires the light ot publicity to
focus upon It the attention of American
business men as a land Ideally adapted
to American enterprise.
At the head of the new organization
are Oennady N. Berseneff, president ot
the United Credit Unions of Siberia, who
Is honorary chairman) V. N. Bashklroff,
representative plenipotentiary ot tho
Union ot Siberian Creamery Associa
tions and well known in business circles
here, tho chairman. The secretary Is
V. 8. Kolesntkoft and on the board ot
director! are E. A. Kovaleky, executive
representative ot the All-Siberian Coop
erative Congress, a writer of Interna
tional repute. A, I. Gllnchtkoff Js rep
resentative of the United Credit Unions
ot Siberia.
A Weekly Macraaln.
Tho committee purposes tho publica
tion 'of a weekly magaetne Containing
direct cable despatches from Russia and
Siberia, together with economio articles
by eminent American and Russian
writers, The efforts of the organisations
will be entirely economio' and for tho
purpose of bringing homo to tho Ameri
can business man that he can Immedi
ately undertake commercial operations
In Siberia, and it he does not do so his
competitors will. Members ot the com
mittee point out that they aro partic
ularly desirous of dealing with America,
but that It Americans do not-undertake
commercial relationships in the near fu
ture they will .be forced to trade with
Japan.
A dinner to American manufacturers,
bankers and business msn wilt bo riven
in tho Waldorf-Astoria October 8. Ac
ceptances already have 'been received
from many sections of tho country.
At tho organization meeting held In
280 Broadway yesterday Mr. Berseneff
outlined the programme ot the commit
tee. "The aim," he said, "Is tho pro
motion ot friendly relations between the
countries and their readjustment on the
basis of mutual understanding and of
mutual relations."
The speaker went on to say that Amer
icans know Russia only through military
communications and reports ,of the
struggling parties, but were not Informed
ot real conditions. '
Holshevikl Cannot Win.
"Tho Bolshevik!," he continued, "can.
not be victors because law abiding mon
who havo taken arms against them wlllJ
not lay uown tnoir arms, mo uxraini
ans will not lay down tholr arms, nor
will the Poles. The war will be con
tinued, Perhaps It will be a long war,
but It will be continued untllths Bol
shevlkl are crushed, between the Rus
sians who are fighting understand per
fectly well the needs of the country, and
the interests ot the peasants, which have
never been, are not and will not be on
the aide ot the Botshevtkl. -
"Wo are waiting for tho law abiding
oloments to get assistance from the Al
lies. They have a right to this assist
ance, and how official American' repre
sentatives are saying that they must
have assistance.. We representatives ot
peasants aro responsible for the future
work, and we say the time has come to
conclude this thing.- It is time to get
help because this will put us nearer to
the possibility to create real values, and
we must create a lot of them."
BANDITS GET $4,376
IN TWO NOON JOBS
Clork Rollovod 6t Payroll in
Cedar Stroot; Had Two
Guards.
GIHL BLINDED, BOBBED
Police and Truckmen Give
Chase, Arrest Youth on
Suspicion.
Three policemen and half a dosen
truckmen chased eight blocks after a
gang of fleelfig youths yesterday after
noon and finally captured John Slmon
elll, 21, of 264 First avenuo at Charlton
and Varlek streets. The truckmen, who
were the first to take up the chase, dy
ing an alarm whfoh ths policemen In the
neighborhood were aulcx to hear, said
they had seen ths young men throw a
ppwaeri into tho Iocs of Miss Gladys
Cohen, a cashier, when she left the
People's National Bank with the pay-
roil oi ner arm.
The girl was temporarily blinded by
the powder, and one ot the young men
snatched away the package containing
the money. The gang then took to Its
hoeis. The truckmen left their wngons
and ran after thorn but the youths were
fleet heeled and lengthened the distance
As they ran down Greenwich street they
parted, running into the cross streets.
Detective Trabucol of the Macdougal
street station found Slmonelll In Varlek
street and arested him on suspicion. A
general search was then begun.
The girl reported a loss of 1875. She
will suffer no 111 'effects from ths powder,
it was said. Bhe Is employed by Casino
& Co.. 1S5 Watts street
With two employees of Burns Bros.
Coal Co. walking at his aide as guards
Michael Dobbins, SO, a clerk In the
Jersey City oMlco of the company, was
robbed of the weekly payroll of $3,500
yesterday In Cedar street Ho had the
money in a linen currency bag covered
with a newspaper to avert attention,
and walked' between the guards, Thomas
deary, a bookkeeper 'of the company's
main office at 50 Church street, and
James O'Ncil, cashier of the Com
tnunlpaw, N. J., branch.
Dobbins said Oeary and O'Nell were
but a step ahead of him when they
reached Cedar street At the corner of
Cedar and Washington streets Dobbins'
felt a revolver against the baok of his
head and a voice from behind whispered
to him to "hand over the bundle." The
gunman kept pace with Dobbins for sev
eral steps while Dobbins endeavored to
signal his guards. The street was full
of pedestrians who apparently thought)
nothing unusual was taking place. Then
the thief Jerked the currency bag oat of
Dobblfufs hands and dashed across the
street
' Dobbins and his guards followed and
T5
chased the fugitive Into a hallway at 14
Codar street, but they were too lae. A
dobr bn an upor floor slammed to as
the men mounted the stairs, but they
wero not ablo to force an entrance. Dob
bins said ho obtained a good description
of the robber. Ite said he had nevei;
before takon the routo through Cedar
street with the payroll, but had doneko
yesterday because ot tho eptdemlo ot
robberies'. He has been employed by
Burns Brothers for eleven yearn
Dctectlves'who watched two men pry
opon-a door. of the dental laboratory of
Edward Schmeer, 6 Avenue B, shortly
after midnight yesterday arrested
Harry, alias "Hoppy" Morgensteln of tl,
Clinton street, and David Marks, 35. -1
clerk, of 196 East Third street for bur
glary. The officers said they watohed
the manipulation of the crowbar at the
laboratory door and waited until the
men disappeared Inside. They then
watched from a window as two men
drilled Into a sate by using the crowbar
to twist off the safe door. Tho dotso-t
(Ives then arrested the men. There was,
500 In ths safe. . '
a
The police yesterday reported a hold-?
up and robbery of Richard II. Arnold,
a Bronx lawyer, who Is secretary to
Supreme 'Court Justice Tiemey, late
Friday night Arnold was on his way1
to his homo at 2S87 Mlddlet(iwn roadl
Tho Bronx, when at Mayuowar ave
nue ho watt net upon by three mon, one
of whom struck him on .the head with
a blackjack. When he regained cone
sclousness ho crawled three blocks to
his home. A physician was called and
It Wns found ho was suffering from a
deep scalp wound and concussion ot
the brain. Ills watch and d small
amount of money had been taken.
This Establishment
js Open Daily
from
9 A.SL to 5:20 P.M.
St
ern
Broth
ers
This Establishment
is Open Daily
from
9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
y West Forty-second Street
BetweeijL Fifth and Sixth Avenues
West Forty-third Street
WOMEN'S WINTER COATS
Featuring newest fabrics, models
and colorings many novelties.
WOMEN'S COATS Rich Fabrics are effectively com
bined with the most luxurious furs, each garment pos
sessing the characteristic attention given to details of
workmanship and finish which fashionable women de-.
mand. Coats for Travel, Motoring, Sport. Afternoon
or Evening wear; ranging in price from
$52.50 to 495.00
WOMEN'S BOLIVIA COATS Full belted .
styles in all the favored colors; silk lined, 65.00
WOMEN'S' EVORA COATS-Straight line
models in all new shades; fancy silk lined, 98.00
WOOL DRESS FABRICS
JRESS Fabrics and Coatings in fashionable weaves in
Autumn colorings on the Second Floor. Fine Aus
tralian Cashmere Wool Duvetyn in an unusually soft
velvet finish, so much in demand for Winter apparel, is
procurable in richest Autumn shades.
Three Specials for Monday:
VELOUR DE LAINE, 54 inches wide, in a
complete line of desirable colors and black, $4.50
ALL WOOL TRICOTINE and Or A BAR- .
DINE, 64 ins. wide; Navy Blue or Black, $4.90
ALL WOOL COSTUME SERGE, 50 to A
66 ins. wide; soft finish; Navy Blue or Black po.45
Women's Smart Fall
APPAREL
Displayed vn the Third Floor
TpROM the cleverest and most , prominent
makers of Women's Clothing the fab
rics utilized were specially selected and the
styles designed for those preferring individu
ality; becamihgly trimmed; superior work
manship and finish.
Attractive Values Monday
i
SUITS n Plam- anc Demi-tailored models; two
. and three piece effects developed inv Pr
tuna Cloth, Duvet de Laine, Peach Bloom, Rayonnier
Cloth, Silvertone, Duvet Superior, Wool Velour, Trico
tine or Tweeds; ranging in price from
$37.50 to 395.00
DRESSES for Street, Afternoon or
wear, in Metallic or Silk
Evening
Brocade,
Chiffon Velvet, Silk Duvetyn; Crepe Meteor, Satin,
Tricolette, Tricotine, Gros de Londre, Nets or Laces,
ranging in price from
.$29.50 to 375.00
ORIENTAL RUGS
Many eery clwice specimens from China and Persia.
Extra large sizes a specialty. All marked
at substantial savings from regular prices
Rare Large Size Persian Rugs:
Tfreare Size Price
Hamadahn 18.0x14. 0. ,r.-. .$575.00
Mahal w. . .14.8x11. 8 $450.00
. Mahal 23.2x12.10 $650.00
Tabriz 19.4x12. 9 ..$685.00
Sfrraz 25.5x14. 9 $825.00
Ardel .20.9x13. 3 . .w. . 1275.00
Saruk 21.7x13. 9. . 1875.00
Keshan 19.3x13. 3 ..... .3500.00
Lahvere 23.7x19. 4 4875.00
Dozar Persian Rugs - - - $120.00 to 150.00
Scatter sizes; new assortments to choose from. v
Daghestan & Cabistan Rugs, $75.00 to 125.00
Scatter sizes in beautiful colorings; excellent values.
Rare Soumac or Cashmere Rugs
Large assortment in Den or Small Library sizes,
$110.00 to 150.00
EXTRA LARGE PERSIAN RUGS
- - - at $500.00
From 12x16 ft.,
To 40x21 ft.,
at $15,000.00
Women's Silk
WERWEAR
Unusually Attractive Models for
Monday at less than
regular prices
NIGHT GOWNS OF Crepe de Chine;
superior quality, lace trimmed.
Regularly $6.95 and $7.50,
$5.95 & 6.75
ENVELOPE CHEMISES of Crepe de
Chine, in lace trimmed models.
' Regularly $4.50 and $4.95
$3.95 & 4.25
, An advantageous purchase of .
PHILIPPINE NIGHT GOWNS
(Hand-made) Of fine Nainsook daintily
hand-embroidered.
Remarkably Low Priced
$2;95 & 3.50 . - '
SEPTEMBER FURNITURE SALE
1 ,fl wj
ares- a-
r
4 pc. Chamber Suite, Dresser, Chifforobe, Vanity Case and Bed as QAOfZ flfi
'illustrated, in Antique Ivory Enamel; other pieces separately priced, pttiOJJ
' 3 pc. Living Room Suite, Mahogany
and Cane covered in Damask; formerly $400.00
$295.00
8 pc. Overstuffed Living Room Suite
covered in Velour; formerly $485.00,
$405.00
Louis XVI. Ivory Chamber Suite,
4 pieces; former price $450.00,
l$365.00
1Q pc. Dining Room Suite, Sheraton
Mahogany; former price $675.00
$480.00
lofpei. Dining Room Suite, Italian
. Renaissance; former price $1275.00
$975.00
10 pc. Walnut Dining Room Suite,
Louis XVI. design; former price $550.00
$450.00
Women's Autumn
BOO
Featuring an All Patent "Glace Kid
Boot for Dress Wear
$15.00
r
Fashioned high-cut, over a graceful
long vamp last, with a shapely high
arch and Louis XV. "heel.
Absolutely the newest Boot
for Dress Wear.
NOTWITHSTANDING the prevail
ing high cost of Women's Shoes, we
were fortunate enough to have con
tracted for our Fall stock before several
advances in price, which will enable us
to offer our new Fall models (now daily
arriving) at prices in many instances
below present wholesale, cost.
Ill s : ' '
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