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Identifier: saturdayeveningp1933unse
Title: The Saturday evening post
Year: 1839 (1830s)
Publisher: Philadelphia : G. Graham
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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ish writer named RobertHolditch gave the following picture of the economic woesthat followed Waterloo: The cry of distress, he wrote, was soon heard fromall quarters, and the bankruptcy of our merchants and tradesmen occurred to an extent hitherto unknown. Thesefailures involved the fate of thousands connected withtrade and commerce; the opulent became insolvent;many of the middle classes descended to poverty; theindigent filled the workhouses; the local taxes pressedwith intolerable weight upon those who were able to pay;and the situation of many who contributed was scarcelysuperior to the wretched inmates of the workhouse. Afrightful national debt still presses, and the united demandsof local and national taxes have influenced, and still doinfluence, thousands of our countrymen to abandon theirnative shores, and to commence, as it were, a new exist-ence on those of the Atlantic. Mr. Holditchs words, except for being too mild, applyto-day to almost every country in Europe. They apply

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PHOTOS. FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS, LONDON Balkan Devil DogsJtbove—Housing Conditions In Montenegro. Under the OldRegime There Was a Tax on Chimneys particularly to Poland and the lands that used to beAustria-Hungary. Throughout those countries the citydwellers who once were opulent are living for the most partin misery; an income that five years ago would supportan entire family in luxury for a year is to-day insufficientto buy a single suit of clothes. Owing to the worthlessnessof Central European currency and to its violent fluctua-tion from week to week, merchants and farmers are loath toexchange their goods for money, and frequently refuse topart with anything except for its equivalent in other com-modities. The erstwhile nobility is selling its furniture, itscarpets and even its beds in order to obtain food; the poorare existing on less food and poorer food than is fed to anAmerican dog that is being conditioned for a dog show.There are scores of millions of people in Central Eur

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