f DARKEST DAYS
Southeastern Nations Seek
Aid in Vain, Says
PAPER WITHOUT VALUE
People Fail to Realize
Money Lacks Govern
I By JOHN LLOYD BALDKR9TON.
Vienna. Jan. 20.?When two hun
dred million people In a continent
are starving and freezing, there la
plenty of "human Interest" mate
rial for a reporter who cares to in
vade the plague sone. For three
or four hundred crowns he can get
? very bad lunch that will keep
him alive, and he need suffer no
unusual discomfort?if he pays. He
cgn pay. for he buy? ,a hundred
crown? for 80 cents. The people
In Austria can't pay. A doctor
gets ten crowns for a visit: if he
puts up his prices he can't collect
his bills; a workman rejoices In a
wage of forty crowns a week, four
times what he got before the war.
And with his weekly earnings he
can now buy?one egg. ?
It took the American people a
\ t ry long time to wake up to
what was going on in Europe in
1P11 and 1911 and 191?. They did
wake tip?just in time. Another
th-ee months and they would have
? been too late.
Agam we are Europe's only hope.
Civilization looks to us now not to
preserve certain countries fiom being
dominated by an autocratic tyranny
directed from Berlin, but to prevent
the destruction of the progress o?
Z.uW years and the extinction of Eu
ropean culture. America does not re
alise what is goinK on now. any more
_than she realised in 1914. Will she
wake up in time?
It li not Bolshevism that is the
trouble over here. Bolshevism is an
t ffeet. not a cause. Bolshevism is s?v
i ious enough, it may conceivably
overrun all Western Kurope. But, if
it due:?, the soil must be ready to re
ceive It. only starved, bankrupt and
hopeless countries will welcome -ed
armies: the best defense against L?
nine is to let Poland. Austria and
the others get back to work.
The industrial population which
makes up in Austria more than hs.f
the total must have work or die. It
cannot work unless the factories have
raw materials to work with. They
cxnnot pat the raw materials unless
America sends them over on credit
Look to America.
The peoples of Austria and Hun
gary, of Poland and Csecho-Slovakia.
Rumania and the Ukraine, Jugo
slavia, the Balkans. Soviet Russia,
and the border states of the Baltic.
Finland and far-away Turkey, are
lookinu across the Atlantic to the
land of gold and plenty, of sym
pathetic hearts and honest officiais,
to bring help and set everything
These lands thrcughout South
? ast.rn Ivi rope have sunk into an
economic Dark Age.
I'ea.-ants and work ingmen cajin'-t
rid themselves in a year or two of
the conception that paper Issssed ay
their government is good, or will '>e.
They tend to blame everything on high
price.- rath*;!? than on worthless paper
Some day even the most Ignorant
will realize that paper is i?aper. and
then they will sell Koods only for
other goods. r* commencing the
"economy of barter" which has been
obsolete for several centuries. Bar
terint: between Individuals is already
comn-on in all sti icken countries, es
pecially where conditions are worst,
in Austria and Poland.
ComDseree Colon deeded.
I* is clear to the most superficial
visitor her" that a comrnereial union
between the o!d parts of Ihe Austro
1 lunesrlan monarchy is necessary if
they are evor to recover. None of the
new state? are self-supporting, all
need commodities produced by the
? ?Alicia produces oil and timber.
li* henna and Silt sia used to pro\ ide
coal, sugar and hops. Hungary and
Jugo-Slavia were once able to ex
port foodstuffs, while Austria had a
big paper industry, rich iron ore de
posits and a large iron industry', and
I her factories turned out locomotives,
cat?, agricultural implements.
Free trade between these now In
dependent units would enable normal
economic life to be resumed. /
At Teschen. for instance, the Poles
and Catecho-Slovaks maintain a*med
guards across the provisional fron
tier line, which runs right thrcugh
the famous coal mines. Many of
the mniers" cottages nre in Poland,
while the mines where *h-y ought
to work are in Boh?*nia. Each side
is jealous and suspicious. Rifles
often go off. Result, no work and
no coal. And both Poland and Bo
hemia cry aloud to the world that
they are freeling, and ask coal
from C.ermany. from Kngland. even
from the United States.
(Copyright. ItM McClure Svndi
ARTS CLUB PLAYERS
IN CLEVER PROGRAM
Arts <*lub Players presented to a
delighted audience Friday nicht at the
Little Theater four one-act plays as
* ? benelit performance for the Smith
i'ollepe fund. Smoorhness of action
and perfect interpretation of their
lines characterized their work.
?'The Grill," by George WoodnifT
Johnston, promoter of the plays. gave
the member? >.f the cast their best
Preceding the second play Frederick
H. Glllett, of Massachusetts, Speaker
of the House, spoke in behalf of the
la Sir fonan Doyle's "Waterloo"
the character work of Finley Hayes as
"Th* Straggler." the last member of
the Royal Scots Guards, was excellent
"Will o' the Wisp," a fantasy, gave
Mis? Edith Ooode an opportunity, as
the dump girl, to display her talent for
pantomine, a severe test of ability.
In the concluding play. "The Little
Supper." by Philip Moeller, the situ?.
(Ion gave Mia* Anne I ves. as Dubarry:
Walter Beck, as Pierre the lover, and
Theodore M. Hardy, as the king, al
most equal opportunity. The char
acter work of Alexander Wood burn, as
'?amor ? black boy. page to Coun
tess Dubarry. and Col. James Mid
winter. Royal Scots Guards, also de
serves speci?! mention
Stage settings were designed by Mrs.
? Alie? I? U Ferguson.
T. W. H. A. to Gire Dance.
The T. W. Hy A. will give a
colonial dance next Saturday at the
?Ik?' Hall, on H ?treet. between
Mlnth and Tenth northwest, at S
BILL PROPOSES "BLUE"
SUNDAYS FOR D. C.
A "blue" law which would prohibit
all unntnaaiary work In th? District
on Sunday, force' all persona who did
necessary work on that day to take
one day of rest In the seven, and close
jail places of amusement, has been In?
produced In the House by Repr?senta
it ive Henry W. Tem?le, o? .Pennsyl
Temples bill would make It unlaw
! ful for any person to perform unneces
? sary labor or pursue any trade or
, secular business, or to? employ any
< other person for that purpose "on the
ILord's day. commonly called Sunday."
; The operation on Sunday for secular
Ipurposes of any "dancing saloon, thea
ter, bowling alley, or place of public
assembly or amusement where ?ports
!are carried on for such purposes,"
would also be made unlawful by the
! Violators of the proposed law would
?be subject to a nne of from to to 150
for the first offense and to a fine of
from ?5 to *3?0 and imprisonment of
ifrom one to six months for a second
1 'The Temple bill was referred to the
; House Committee on the District of
New York Brewery Makes
Beer for Prescriptions
?Vfw. York. Feb. 14. ? Beer con
taining S per cent alcohol Is now
: being made by Bowler's Brewery, at
' Amsterdam, N. Y.. it was learned
j to-day, for consumption upon doc
Other breweries will resume the
, manufacture of beer. William ?. ?
Hirst, counsel for the New York I
? State Brewers' Association, said, I
? whenever the demand by ptaysl- j
clans, through a sufficient number ?
i of prescriptions, will make It prof- j
j itable. Beer can be manufactured
| and distributed under provision? of
1 the Volstead enforcement act and
' after a government permit has
'. been secured and a bond filed.
Profiteering Charge Off,
Fair Price Officer Quits
?1 I. ? '
Baltimore. Feb. 14. ? Followln
I'nlted States District Attorney Sam
uel K. Dennis' refusal to prosecute
l'olito Commissioner Kdward F,,
1 Uurke on charge** of sugar protit*et
?Ing. despite the belief of Cnited States
I Commissioner J Frank Supplee. Jr..
j that enough evidence had been oro
: duced to warrant holding Burke, W. H.
! Killlan. Federal fair price commi*
Moner had refticned tu a letter to
?Attorney General l'aimer in which he
' I have given nearly Mx months to
t?ii?* work without compensation and
I do not feel Just i lied in giving morei
o* my time in a hopeless endeavor."
Commissioner Burke is in the retail
Memorial at Christ Church.
The memorial window ? ecent'y
installed m Christ Church. 62? f?
?.-treet southeast, will be b'essed at
? the eleven oVlock mass this morn
j ing. The window, which is a memo?
liai to the men of tne larish who
, served in the world war. contane
a life-siz*' fidine of CfcriM and ia
| inscribed w-ith the ?Tarda "Come
L'nto Me." ?
Gen. Petain Says Politics
Leaves Nation to Battle
faced th*t France today stands ? lone
against the German menace ?nd Is
compelled to keep the watch on the
[trilli.- alone?an overwhelirrlng task."
Marshal 1-?tain, former commander
in-chief of the French armies r.i.J
right-hand man of Centralissimo
Foch, mad? this statement today in
which he drew a pessimistic picture
of the intcrnation.'ii situation. He
made the Hat assertion that, France
has been deserted by her allie* in the
task of averting .the revival of the
"France is obliged to maintain a
large army." said Marshal Petain.
'She cannot afford to introduce
limited military service, as was
first suggested. Our country must
submit to the heaviest military ex
penditures because we have been
forsaken by cAir allies.
"Germany still constitutes a gr?~ve
danger to France owing to the fact
that France's security la not guar
anteed by the treaty of Versailles.
"The league of nations might
have given her the assurance of
future tranquillity and safety, but
political dissensions- have caused
the league to fail and that means
the complete failure of the Peace
Petain refused to commit himself
as regards th? allied extradition
demand which led to the present
! crisis with Germany. ,
"That." he ?aid, *'i? a question
upon which I cannot disclose my
'opinion. A soldier must obey, keep
| silent and sacrifice whatever per
sonal opinions he may have."
Thomas to Lecture
At City Club Wednesday
The following members were
elected to the City Club at the last
meetinK of the board of governors:
William H. Beard. Dr. G. S. Barn
hart. A. L. Bliss, W. A. Crawford.
IO. If. Cheer. Charles W. ('lagett,
Julian P. Dodge, Q. L. Drennan, J.
I). Kasan, jr., Sigmund Ehrkh. Irv
ing S. Hall. K. I.. Huffman, Frank
K. Johnson. M. Frank Keating. Her
bert B. Mose?. A. K. Parker, Vergne
K. Potter. G. K. Robertson, Burdelt
Stryker. J W. Talbot. P. A. S.
Thropp. William M- Terrell. J. D.
Thompson, l'ere A. Wllmer.
At next Wednesday's luncheon the
srjfak.r will be Lowell Thomas, war
correspondent *od traveler, the only
civilian correspondent who was with
Allenby and the British forces when
they entered Jerusalem.
Postpone West Point Exams
On account of the prevalence of
influenxa in many sectiors ? f the
country, all candidates for We.? t
Point are B?l?g nutifle-1 that ti e
192ft examination for entrain <? to thv
I'nited States Military Academy has
been postponed * from Much 2 to
DESCHANEL TO SPEND !
FKEELY DURING TERMj
Paris, Feb. 14.?The handsomest
uniforms seen In France ?Ince the
d*y? of Louie XIV will be worn by
the "flunkies'? of the Elys?e Palac*
during Paul Deschanel's regime. It
was learned today. The outrider?
will wear white buckskin breeches,
patent leather top boots, gold
' braided dark blue coats and silver
embroidered waistcoats, -the outfit?
to cost $iu>i each.
President-elect Deschanel because
of hi? persons! riches will be the
first man In France's "White
House" able to uphold the French
tradition? of splendor. The retiring
president. XI. Poincar?, had difficulty
In keeping up those traditions be
cause of th? increased cost of liv
ing. M. Falllere? Is the only presi
dent reputed to have been able to
?ave something for the rain)? da>v
.while M. Loubet has been living in
J modest circumstances ever ?Ince his
retirement ?nd frankly ?ays that he
cannot afford to ride In a taxicab.
TTHACA, N. Y-. Feb. M.-Dr. 3. G.
Scluirman, president of Cornell Uni
versity for twenty-elfin years, today
tendered, his resignation, effective In
Although Schurman pave no particu
lar ^aus? for his action he stated
that. In his opinion, "It Ih beneficisi
and salutary to irreal institutions,
whether government, business or edu
cational, that there should be fre
quent.changes in the office of the ex
"I may mention also," Schurman
said, "the personal consideration that
releaos m*? from the university will
set ine free for other dutlee I much
desire to attend to."
Schurman %as head of the first
jl'nlted ?States commission to the
Philippines ajad during the second
Halkan war was minister to Greece
and Montenegro. No possible succes
sor has been mentioned.
De Neale Will Direct
j George c. DeXeale. of New York.
? was appointed director of the Cltl
jiens Kmployment Service by Commis
sioner I-4>iiis Brownlow' yesterday
(afternoon. He wan recommended h y
?the local trade organizations to suc
ceed John O'GiiriiiHftT resigned.
1'ntil Mr. De Nenie'arrives hin desk
will be taken by Director George I*
The executive committee nnnoimced
by Commissioner Urownlow follows:
Harry King, J. II. Henderson. I^eon
?riman, George S. DeXeale. Krank R
'Jelleff. Mark I-ansburgh,1 E. ('. Gra
iham, W, J. Kynon, and another yet
to be named by the Washington Board
Auftista County Richest.
Wayneeboro. Keb. 14. ? Aut lis* a
County.' accord i ? ? to the report
of Virginia's auditor of public ac
I count.?*. is not only the riche*?
?of the fifty-one counties of the
commonwealth with ita ll.1o1.tW
worth of tangible property, but Is first
in horses, mules, sheep, hogs and
fan?ins; implements. Aucusta'x realty
| Is worth $11.836.7'?' and ?fee sent ttLSm
more into the State treasury in 1?19
tran sne drew out. Her bank deposits
i pass the tl.oOu.iKMi mark.
The Young Ladies' Shop
- 1113 G STREET N.W.
The Newest of Spring Dress
Dresses that are the latest in fashionable
spring wear. Beautiful materials of the most
popular colors in r?lain and embroidered ef
fects. They will give one .the satisfaction of
knowing one's silhouette is attractively correct.
They would be wonderful values even at their
The Values Are Up to
SPECIAL PRICE, v
Spring Suits in Advance Modes
You can save from $15 to $35 on your Spring Suit by taking advantage1
of this offering. Beautiful Spring Suits of' Serge, Tricotine and Gabardine
in both plain and embroidered effects. Beautifuljy lined with silk. Origi
nally priced to sell at almost twice this special price?
7K IS THE
m '? ?
We S j v? You 2S<% Because We're Out of the High Rent District
3rd Week Finds Greater Values Than
Ever in Our February Sale
"?If Big Savings on Furniture Mean Anything to You, You Won't
Fail to Attend This Great Sale. Easy Credit Terms.
?Piece Fumed Oak Living Room Suite
February Sale Price
Liberal Credit Terms
One of the wonderful values
of the February Sale.
The aalt, raaalale ef a rafc
?taallall? ball? faaae? ... Takle,
wttk a???ea?ri.i ?rawer a*, aa
?rr..a?lf. Aral ??fkfr Saw
rhatr. ? a a a a
r ? I I ? ? . a a
far saa ar elte
Fumed Oak Table
for Gas or DectricirT
This 9-Pc. Solid Oak Bedroom Suite
Consisting of a wdl^onstructed Dresser and Chiffomier with
large piale miroT?, white rnainel Bed, golden oak cane-teat
Chair aad Rochar, Sprint, Mattres. aad a pair of Pillows.
February Sale Price. .t..
?With the Sapphire Bau Point If yon enjoy good music you wiD appre
ciate the Pathe Pathephone. It reproduces the works of the masters with
As illustrated, and 5 Donble-Duc
Records?10 Selection?. February
?We are discontinuing a lir *
hare marked prices re? -
All Sample and Odd
?To be closed oat in this great February Sale.
?This is an oppor
tunity to buy a fine
Rocker at small cost.
Proportionate Redactions on Other Rockers
25 Inches High
Sacrificing Odd Dining
Chairs and Bedroom
Chairs and Rockers
We have a few odd
chairs left and these
hare been marked at
a fraction of their
worth. The lot includes
golden oak and walnut
dining chairs and gold
< en oak and mahogany
. bedroom chairs and
rockers. Prices range
98c to $4.98
307 7th St. 633-635 ? St.
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