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THE TRTES: JAWAfeT 22, 1913
THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES And Evening Farmer NO BOLSHEVISM IN PHAMPHLET ok D 15) Read Co y (FOUNDED 1790.) Published by The Farmer Publishing Co- 179 Fairfield A-re., Bridgeport, Conn. ' OAXLY .60a month, $6.00 per .year ) 'WEEKLY.. J1.0 per rear In advance PHONE! BUSINESS OFFICE! Barnum 1101 1 PHONE EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Barnum 1187 FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES Bryant, Griffith & Brunson, New York, Boston anA ChlOKO MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Frees Is exclusively entitled to the use for republication f all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paptr and also the local news published herein. Entered at Post Office, Bridgeport, Connecticut, as second class matter. WEDNESDAY, 22, 1919. PROBLEMS OF A CREDITOR NATION WHICH CAUSED LAVITT'S ARREST STATEMENT OF BUSINESS AGENT "Won A War: Lost a Job," by Nitchevo, is the title of the pamphlet, which caused the arrest of Samuel Lavit, busi ness agent of the Machinists' Union, at the close of the meet ing for the unemployed at the State Street Casino, last Satur day afternoon. Lavit's case was continued until Saturday morning by Judge Frank G. W ilder in City court Monday', at the request of the Assistant Prosecutor Theodore Sleiber. The charge against Mr. Lavit is that of breach of the peace. Breach of GEORGE E. ROBERTS, who has the iilie assistant to the president, The National City Bank of .New York, deliv ered an address before the Investment Bankers Association of America, under the dsignation, "A Creditor Country." The ad dress is reproduced, and laid upon the desk of The Times- Farmer. The contents are calculated to make an old fashion ed high tariff devotee, like the late E. J. Hill, turn over in his grave. But the truth of the things stated is within purview of the least informed upon economic matters. Mr. Roberts is a banker who has escaped from the thralldom of conventional finance. He has at least, grasped the rudiments of the econo mic and financial changes made necssary by America's state of being a creditor nation. Through loans that have been made to foreign nations, or that soon will be made, the United States lias an interest charg ed against Europe of approximately $5W, 0)0,000 a year. Says Mr. Roberts: Now we know, to begin with, that these interest charges will not be settled in gold, because the total production of gold in the world outside of the United States is less than 40u,VUU,0UU per year. And, even if these government were able to relinquish from their present hoUlinsrs sufficient gold to make a few pay ments, the effect of adding gold to o.:r already large reserves would be to raise the level of prices in this country, and maintain prices i here above those in the rest of the world, wnich would place us at a disadvantage with our competitors in world trade. It would make this the best country in the world to sell goods in, and the poorest country in the world to seli goods from. We couldn't af ford to take their gold with s.Vi results. That is to say the United States cannot and will not take Its pay in gold. There isnt gold enough; if there were gold enough, it would bo necessary to refuse it, because too much of that particular commodity in one place, would make the gold cheap. But for the present Europe is in need, and goods must, flow from the United States to European countries. For the present and for some time to come Europe will not be in a position to send many goods to this country. So reasons Mr. Roberts. Which means, reasoning of The Times-Farmer, that the trade balance in favor of the United States must be much greater, before it is smaller, in which case the ultimate annual 'interest payments from Europe must be much larger. If America is to be paid, and cannot lake gold, America must lake goods. Mr. Roberts proposes an alternative. This country will lake neither goods nor gold. It will run a charge account with Europe, it will put its principal into the European coun tries and the interest there also. The United States and American investors would instead invest in European enterprise. This, then, is Mr. Roberts pro posal to meet present conditions. Again The Times-Farmer Reasons. But the remedy would not in the end oLer the original necessity. Repayment could not come in' gold, it would have to come in goods, and these goods would represent an excess of European imports over American exports, a vast excess. Thus would the. United States come to. a condition when its exports would be enormously greater than its imports, the con dition which economists of the Hill type always declared ab horrent; for the effect of a high tariff, and its very purpose is to keep European goods out of the United States. The consequence of being a creditor nation is, that. Euro pean floods cannot be kept out, unless the debt is to be forjjiven, Europe- must pay in goods, or not at all. The longer the payments aw delayed, and (lie greater the charge, (lie more European goods will he required to settle the account. There is nothing mysterious about international trade. It operates much like individual trade, in Ih-'i main factors. The creditor gets the other fellow's goods, as long as they last, or until Ihe debt is forgiven. It will bo interesting, a little later, when the horde of rr.t fashioned high tariff orators begin to reconcile the necessities of Uncle Sam, international creditor, with the tenets they for merly held; when they begin to explain the consequences that must follow upon an influx of European goods, shipped to the United States, decade after decade to meet dividend and inter est payments due American investors in European industries. OBITUARY MARGARET ROBICHAED. Margaret, wife of Bernard Robi- chaud, 16 Summerfleld avenue, died this morning at the Bridgeport hos. pital aged M3 years. She is survived by her husband, two small children, her parents in Maine, one sister, Mrs. William DeGrace of this city. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. the peace covers a multitude of crimes, but the police state that Lavit was arrested because the pamphlet, "Won a War; Lost a Job," is decidedly of Bolshevik L-ndencies. Lavit, when interviewed by a porter for the Times, stated thatl there is nothing either for or against Bolshevism in the pamphlet, unless telling labor to vote for men at the next elections, who will protect their interests both in the General Assem bly and at Washington, can be class ed as Bolshevik sentiments. "If this la true," said Lavit, "then the police have it in their power to throttle the voice of anyone who seeks to supplant politicians who are in pow er." The story the ' pamphlet tells is that the labor of the country, after working to win the war, after buying Liberty Bonds, after being robbed 1:; profiteering landlord-, after buTiii'i W. S. S. and contributing liberally to ; every campaign, is being laid aside.) like an old glove, by the powers that i be. as soon as the crisis is past. 1 "There is nothing said in the pam- ! phlet, a'bout revolution, except eeo- ! no mi-?, revolution." Kiid Lavit. "it I states that beeauso of the work of la bor, the signing of the armistice w:is possible. That to labor as much or more than any other class tbelong llio fruits of victory, and that the work ers are entitled to something- tetter than cold, hunger and uncertainty." One part of the pamphlet deaK with Lincoln, and states that if any per son of today were to preach as Lin coln did in his day of "government of the people, for the people and by the people," he would, bo classed as a Lul- ehevik immediately by a large major ity of the ultra respectable. Pictures less 20 per cent. The p;imph!et asks the question, whet difference whtither y;,u class re form as reform or as lVlshevik? The effect of the two is the same, and it lines been conceded by the wisest men in America that some sort of reform in our e-onomie life has 'een needed for a nu-nber of years past. Lavit asserts that his defense will be that "Won a War; Lost a .lob" ap peared in the last issue of the "Labor Leader," a weekly nev.-Kja.per pub lished in the interests of anil by the Machinists' Union of that city, and in two New York papers, that this story was sent through the l'nite-1 States mails and that the postal au thorities found nothing of a I'.olshevik nature in the story. Mr. Lavit stated that if the story wa.s all right for the Federal authorities, then it certainly ought to be O. K. for Bridgeport. Hopes Women Will Adopt This Habit As Well As Men Glass ing of hot water each morn helps us look and feel clean, sweet, fresh. nm WEATHER. Xew Haven, Jan. 22 Forwast for Xrw Haven and vicinity: Generally cloudy with liiyht rain tonight and Thursday. iJappy, bright, alert porous and vivacious a good clear skin; a nat ural, rusy complexion and freedom from illness are assured only by clean, healthy blood. If only every woman and likewise every man could realize the wonders of the morning: inside bath, what a, gratifying change vrould take place. Instead of the thousands of sickly, anaemic-Joking" men, women, and fcirls with pasty or muddy complex ions; instead of the multitudes of '"nerve wrecks." "rundowns," "brain fass' and pessimists we should see a viril-1, optimistic throng of rosy clieeked people everywhere. An inside bath is had by drinking, t'ach morning before breakfast, a glass of real hot water with a tea spoonful of limestone phosphate in it to wash from the stomach, liver, kid neys and t:-n yards of bowels the pre vious day's indigestible waste, sour fermentations and poisons. thus cleansing, sweetening and freshening the entire alimentary canal before pulling more food into the stomach. Those subject to sick headache, biliousness, nasty breath, rheumatism, colds; and particularly thrse whn have a pallid, sallow complexion aria who are con stirred very often, are urged to obtain n quarter pound of limestone phosphate at the drug store which will cost but a trifle but is suf ficient lo demonstrate the quick and remarkable change in both health and appearance awaiting those who prac- i tice internal sanitation. Adr. THE OLD GAME THERE IS nolliing novel in fhe message of he mayor to Ihe Common Council. lie renews his effort to obtain a rtiore complete hold of Iho public machinery of the city, by means wry eh 'would more completely eliminate (he activities of independent citizens. The mayor has ong looked with greedy eyes upon the board of education, which is, and was created to be an independent body, outside of politics and largely beyond the reach of politics. The board has large rev enues. It conducts a gigantic business, and has the largest personnel of any city department. If the political machine, of which the mayor is a part. - could bring this grent organization into political control it would be fortunate Th-e misfortune would be to education, and to the young people who depend upon the schools for education. Kvery one of these proposals, now made by Mayor Wilson, has been made before, and in substance, or in spirit, each of them has been defeated at the polls. About the time the mayor was proclaiming his 15 mill flat tax, which should never be lower and never be higher, his vari ous propositions for eliminating city boards were voted upon and defeated. This set of proposed charter changes is like most that hare ' preceded it. It contemplates the abolition of offices filled without charge by fairly competent men. These are to be re placed by other men, who would go upon the salary list. 11 fi j? n m weay a m m ut Mi. w & lhnrsday Lean Pork Chops Fresh Pork Sausage Rib Loin and Shoulder Lamb Chops file Lamb! Lamb! Lamb! Fresh Chopped Hum burg Steak Shoulders of Young Lamb to Roast 22 A Good Combination 6 Dandruff and Itching; WhyLo XT II ThRemJ. iournair cuueurk British colonies and dominions ask to be allowed to enter the Peace Con ference on the same statu as Bel-glum. (M:rS. V T Allan .... l its her houM -nt fu. a , . r A- I French of Hartford. ' 1 lb. of Beef Liver 1 lb. of Sliced Baton All lor Lean 0 roast of Lamb to Stew 2 JbsOqt lor "' Logs of Young Lamb 28ib A BIG SPECIAL F resh Beef Kidneys 15ih starK elCo. LARGEST RETAILERS OF SrEAT IT AMEBIC GREATER BRIDGEPORT MARKET 870 MAIN STREET, NEAR STATE STREET PHONE NOBLE 479 istahJisAed ld51 The store closes daily at 6 o'clock All Toys less 25 pei cent. Continuance January Sale A Foulard Gown if you are going South! A new line of lovely Foulards at the Silk Sec tion is very suggestive of spring sunshine and warm weather. Foulard is seemingly as light as a summer cloud but a strong and durable weave and the finish of these silks is wonderfully smooth and lustrous. The color combinations are new effects, medium anddark,ideal for south ern wear and traveling. Xavy blue and white Black and white Overseas blue and white Navy blue and tan Antelope and navy blue Midnight blue and white In small and large designs all very attractive. Fortv indies wide, ( yards makes a dress. $2.50 a yard Third tluor. Do You Embroider? The spring line of Royal Society Packages has arrived, and is ready for inspection. There will be found unusually attractive designs in Lingerie, nightgowns, combinations, pajamas anl knickerf. Boudoir Caps and dressing sacques. Centerpieces, scarfs, pillows and laundry bags. Children's dresses, rompers, hats, caps, carriage robes and pillows. -Models on display. Art Section, main floor. Linen Department x Sale Special Linen Damask, fine satin finish, 72 inches wide, regu lar price $4.00 for $3.00 Linen Damask, 70 indies wide, regular price $3.50 for $2.85 Cotton Damask, foreign weave, fine hut very durable, will wear and laundrv exceedingly well, was &2.50 for $1.95 Union Damask, fine quality, cotton and linen mixed, 70 inches wide, regular price $2.00 for $1.75 Cotton Damask with linen finish, 70 inches wide, reg ular price for $1.00 Table Cloths, line imported cotton with linen finish, circular patterns. 2x2 yards, regular price $4.50 Sale price $3.50 Napkins, extra heavy quality, cotton with linen finish, size 22 x 22 inches, regular ;rice $4.50. Sale price $4.19 Luncheon Cloth-r, hems! itched, 36-x 36 inches, regu lar price 1.25 Sale price $1.00 hi 45 x 45 indies, regular $2.50 Sale price $2.19 Tray Cloths, fine quality liuen. hemstitched, regular price $1.00 Sale price 85 cts Third floor. Odd Chiffoniers Were I-'or Mahogany, with solid mahogany ex terior and interior. $84.00 $42.00 Mahogany, fine quality, in Sheraton patterns, $5ij.0O $38.00 Mahogany, with fluted pilasters and Mahogany, in post Colonial design, $32.00 $24.00 Old Ivory Enamel of high grade, $50.00 $39.00 Old Ivory Enamel, high grade, $44.00 $32.00 White Enamel, Colonial design, $21.00 $17.00 White Enamel, French mirrors, $18.00 $14.00 Golden Oak with French mirror,s, $20.00 $17.00 Golden Oak, oval mirrors, $19.25 $15.00 Golden Oak, long deep dawers for storage, $18.50 $14.00 Golden Oak, for storage, $ 9.50 $ 6.75 Fourth floor. tfie D id Read c$ Salt's Esquimette Coats Belted models, lined , throughout, made ML Were priced at $45.00, $35.00 to close out Dresses of Black Crepe Meteor Made with wide shir red belts, self covered buttons, collars with wide hemstitched hems, skirts tucked. Very rich looking. Sizes 36 to 44. $25.00 Dress Skirts All Wool Plaids,green and blue combinations. Oxford grays, navy blue and black skirts, with pockets trimmed with buttons. A few black taffeta models. Regular $15.00, $7.50 Serge Dresses Botany Serge, in sizes 16, 18, 36 and 38. Xavy blues and blacks, with Hercules silk braid or embroider ed designs. "Regular price for these $25.00. At $13.50 "Billie Burke" House Dresses. Plain cham brays and ginghams in large or small checks! Made with plain colored collars, cuffs, belts atxl pockets. Small pearl buttons. Chambrays, $2.95 Ginghams, $3.95 Large Sizes 48 and 50 Ginghams and Cham brays, made on same lines as those in the smaller sizes. Some with white pique collars and cuffs, $4.75 and $5.00 Bath Kobes "Beacon" Robes, col lars, cuffs and pockets edged with plain satin ribbon. Some of these robes have deep border designs. Combinations of tan and brown, gray and red, old blue and tan, $5.95, $8.50 up to $10.50 Petticoat All Jersey and Jersey tops with taffeta flounces. The lower edges are finished with fringe, or tiny bands of shirred ribbon. Flounces are accordian plaited or shirred. Green, old blue, black, navy blue, purple and taupe, $5.9 END OF MONARCHY IN AUSTRO-HUNGARY Vienna. Jan. 22. (Corre ponilc-iKe of The Associated Press) Rct::r:i f the monarchical system of no:- la ment in German Austria is ijiu nf the question in the opinion of srtme oT the government leadera hf-rv. orn high official who Is believed to rep resent the views of government cir cles is quoted as saying that the dy nasty had lost nearly all lis pop ularity during the war, while repub lican ideas had made extraordinary progress even In the most remote parts of the country. Besides, he said, the mass of the people certain ly was not inclined to contribute to tba cost of nialnta-ininjt w uauulva royal court after the enormous finan cial sacrifices entailed by a calami tous war. Vienna Is the :ieart of German A"-rrii and a!l that relates to the .merer- and prosperity of this part ' '!. !! Austrian Empire is of li'. ruin;: interest. Government officials i point o'Jt. that the German-Austrian! industries are In need of raw ma-i terials and machinery which only (.prniany can supply. The paper! mills, leather and woodware manu-j factories, agricultural machinery and I engineering works, especially the c-i;'ctr;i-techr.!"al establishments have been conducted on a scale to fulfill the requirements of a great empire. The manufacturers now see that their markets will be less extensive Uuua under the empire. It to ex pected that the Czecho-Slovaks. the. Poles, the Hungarians and the Jugo slavs will erect customs barriers end ing lo exclude from these separated countries German Austrian goods. Resides, Austria will have to make formidable Czech competition in Po land and expects to be excluded from competition in the Hohemian market owing to the cheaper cost of living In Bohemia and the proximity f coal supplies there. Apart from tho mag nesite o- in Htyria, German Aus tria is pour in natural resources, while her stocks of raw material axe eaid to be more depleted then those of any of the former great nations of Europe.