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body of a county or city or the govern?
ing board of a town, village or school
district may determine that until Jan
nary 1, 1932, new buildings therein,
planned for dwolling purposes exclu?
sively, shall be exempt from taxation
for local purposes during construction
and so long as used or intended to be
used exclusively for dwelling pur?
poses, provided construction was com?
pleted since April 1, 192?, or, if not
so completed, that construction be
commenced before April 1, 1922, and
completion for occupancy be effected
within twenty-four months after such
commencement, or if now in course
of construction within eighteen months
after this section takes effect. This
act shall take effect immediately.
Twenty-five Per Cent Law Repealed
With u view to giving immediate
assistance to builders by reducing the
high prices maintained ? by an alleged
combine of building material men, the
Legislature unanimously adopted the
resolution extending the life of the
I.ockwood committee to February 1,
1921. The legislative readers believe
that the publicity attendant' upon the
investigation, together with prosecu?
tions by state and Federal prosecuting
officers, will force down prices.
The resolution also directs the com?
mittee to investigate the money mar?
ket, with a view to making more
money available for mortgages. The
committee was also charged with the
duty of making further recommenda?
tions to the r.i'Xt Legislature to im?
prove the housing situation.
tine of the important amendments to
the rent laws repeals the so-called 25
per cent increase bill of last spring.
The amendment permits a tenant to
refuse to pay the increase asked by the
landlord if he believes it unjust and
rnreasonab'.e, nnd the landlord must
sue to obtain the increase, and to rc
ijver judgment must show that the
increase is just and reasonable.
"The 25 per cent clause, which was
in the bill passed at the last session,
has been stricken out, because it was
found to have been so generally mis?
understood by the public, and in some
cases misapplied by the courts," said
Senator I.ockwood. "I'nder the now
bill, where the landlord sues for his
rent, the burden of proving that the
rent is just and reasonable is in all
cases upon the landlord.
"Experience has shown that when
the reasonableness of the rent has'
become an issue, the tenant was
very much at a disadvantage at the
trial, when a long schedule of income
nnd expenses was introduced on be?
half of the landlord. The tenant had
no means of meeting the issue, not
knowing in advance what the figures
"It has been provided that if the
defense of unreasonableness be set up,
the landlord shall furnish a bill of
particulars which will apprise the
tenant of the claims that he must meet
and give him a reasonable opportunity
ti? .'st the accuracy of the landlord's
clu m as to his expenses and income.
' This will work no hardship upon the"
landlord, as he would naturally be com?
pelled to produce these figures in any
event, and they are all within his
knowledge and control.
Jury Trial Provided
"The only way that the landlord can
obtain an increase of rent at the pres?
ent time is by bringing this action and
getting bfforo the court the question
whether the rent that ho demands is
fair and reasonable.
"The case may be tried by the judge,
or, if the party demands it, before a
jury. It might weil be that a tenant
who was financially irresponsible might
suffer a judgment to be taken against
him which would be worthless, and
there would be no way in which the
landlord could either recover his prop?
erty or get his rent therefor. This, of
course, would be a great injustice.
? "It has, therefore, b?cn provided that
'if the tenant sets up the defence that
the rent is unjust and unreasonable, he
must deposit one month's rent with tho !
clork of the court. When the case is !
tried and a juilgmcnt rendered the !
judgment is then satisfied" out of the ;
money deposited, if it be sufficient, and,
if net, the tenant'must pay the addi?
tional amount within five days, or the ;
landlord may have v warrant to remove
him from the premises.
"If tho tenant desires to appeal the
cr.r,c, he must pay the amount deter?
mined by the court to bo the fair
monthly rent into court each month,
until the appeal is decided. This pro?
vision was made because it was thought
in many cases it might be burdensome
for a tenant to procure a bond. He al
'. av has the amount of his rent cash
month, and it is no hardship to pay
tho instalments monthly to the clerk of
"It is believed that by this action
the rights of both parties are pro?
tected and each has an opportunity
for his day in court, and no tenant
will be forced out of his home so long
as his rent is paid.
"Hotels containing 125 rooms or
moro and rooming houses occupied
under a hiring for a week or less are
exempted. This bill does not apply to
buildings in course of construction or
begun after this act takes effect."
No Debate on Bills
Still another measure dealing with
tho suspension of summary proceed?
ings makes it impossible for a land?
lord to begin action in the Supreme
Court for the recovery or possession
of property excepting under certain
The summary proceeding of holdover
being taken away the landlord could
begin action in the Supreme Court and
recover judgment against the tenant
by default in twenty days, and thus de?
feat the purposes of the legislation i
abolishing holdovers except in the in- :
(stances mentioned above.
To obviate this difficulty the bill ;
provides that until November 1, 1922,
the Supreme Court shall have no juris- ;
diction in an action for holdover ex
cept where it is brought to recover pos?
session because the tenant is objection?
able, and it is proved that he is objec?
tionable, or where the owner desires
to recover possession of the property
for his immediate personal occupation
as a dwelling for himself and family,
or whore it is sought to demolish the
building for the purpose of erecting
a new building, the plans for which
have been filed and approved by the
There was practically no debate on !
the housing bills.
Boston Taxi Drivers Strike
Member? of Union Demand $5
Wage for Nine Hour?' Work
BOSTON, Sept. 24.??k strike of taxi- I
cab driver? began bore to-day. Drivers !
of nearly every taxi-service company ?
in the city ran their car? into the
garage* beginning at noon, turned in ?
their meters for reading and settle
meat and then went on strike. They !
v/ant more pay, union leaders asser' '
lng that the men do not get a livi
Income out of present wages and 1
A taxi driver's tip? here averagi
a day, according to the president of \
one of the principal companies. Their
wages are $3.')0 lor nine hours at'-' -,\
The strike is to enforce a demand Tor!
a $5 wage.
Taxicabs were scarce this afternoon, i
Th* companb's affected operate almost;
ertirely in the city proper and from j
stands at hotels, railroad stations and ?
points in tho business district. As a j
rwult of the walk-out, companv cab?
were withdrawn from nearly all these |
stands and service by taxi was stopped,
excerpt in cases where independent cabs
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sus letereatlog ?nnium-*nn>?iu uti'ior ?h?
h??41n^.?f "IIiwImm Card?" in to-?my'e
Utievmm Want A4 fsus.?Aawt.
Wave to Hit
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! lower prices were coming when its
full catalogue was issued some time
ago, purposely reduced the quotations
on garments and that these prices were
\ in line with the new ones made by
other mail order houses.
A prominent textile man who sup
i plies several houses with goods said
: that the mail order business has
1 slumped badly within the past three
! weeks. Until September, it is said,
the mail order houses enjoyed a rela
: tively larger volume of business than
their retail competitors.
Leading financiers take the view that
, the decline in commodity prices will
| carry much further in time and there
is general agreement among the bank
; ers that getting the level back to a
. lower plane will be beneficial in the
long run. The view is taken that the
quicker the decline takes place the
j better it will be for business and in
! Business Fundamentally Sound
A. Barton Hepburn, chairman of the
advisory board of the Chase National
Bank, said yesterday that the business
of the country, though inflated and ex
?? tended, is fundamentally sound, and
held that the present tendency toward
liquidation is in the interest of stabil?
ity and conservatism.
"Price cutting," said Mr. Hepburn,
"is the inevitable sequence of the price
raising that has been going on for five
i years. The insistent demand of war?
time necessity sought goods regardless
! of price and the public very soon
learned to expect advanced prices for
every commodity. Prices were fixed
without care for cost and the public
! took them without <?uest;ion. In fact,
! we have had no competition in selling
goods here in the last three years and
? seemingly no desire on the part of the
! public to obtain goods cheaply. In
< fact, many people seem to scorn the
cheaper grade of goods.
"All men of experience know that
prices must seek a lower level. The
! only question was whether good judg
; ment and conservatism would prevail
! sufficiently to brinj: about this lower \
: level without a crash. The action of
the Federal Reserve Board arrested j
attention of the whole country, made j
people stop, look and listen and ask
themselves how much they were worth \
and how they would fare if called upon
to liquidate. This changed the entire
psychology of the public. People be- j
g:."n to sec tilings in a true light. The
liquidation of business and the reduc?
tion in prices are the result.
Will Prove a Benefit
"This is by no means a calamity. It
is in the interest of stability and con- |
servatism and will redound to the bene- !
j tit of all. Things are coming down '
! slowly but surely and there is little ;
danger of serious failures. In other :
words, the conservatism and good sense
I of the American people are reasserting
themselves properly. The business of
the country, though inflated and ex-:
tended, is fundamentally sound. With
this inflation eliminated or reduced to j
! proper proportions and business
I grounded on a stable basis there is a i
I great period of prosperity ahead."
W. C. Durant, president of the Gen?
eral Motors Corporation, one of the
| largest motor car building organiza- i
tions in the country, announced yester?
day that the company had no inten- |
tion*of reducing prices on any of its
products. The General Motors, ij, was
stated, has never favored or encouraged
, profiteering. "On the contrary" said j
! Mr. Durant "it hjis always given to the i
motor buying public splendid values, j
which is alone responsible for the
enormous business enjoyed by the cor
Of the general cuts in btmimodity
prices noted during the current week ?
R. G. Dun & Co., in the weekly review
of business, say:
"Wide attention has bren attracted i
by the week's price movements, the
daily press featuring reductions an
nounced by certain large interests, and i
more people are beginning to realize .
that the process of deflation which be
gan some months ago was not a passing
development. The buying public has
been slower to sense the change than
those who follow closely the action of .
the primary markets, because consum?
ers have thus far not benefited fully by !
the declines at wholesale, and some re?
tailers are still insisting that lower i
| prices are not to be expected in the ;
immediate future. Such arguments are .
usually based mainly on the fact that
labor costs remain at a high level, yet !
loading textiles, among other products, !
have been revised downward substan
tially in manufacturing circles without ;
any reported cutting of wages and ;
many producers seem to recognize more
clearly that a narrowing of the margin
! of profit is the shortest way to busi
I ness revival.
"Merchants with accumulations of
high-priced goods are not unnaturally I
I reluctant to sacrifice their holdings, but I
1 the general purchasing power has been
i lessened through the increasing indus
1 trial unemployment, and a disposition
! to buy regardless of prices is no longer
the prevailing condition. In these cir
cumst.ances it is not surprising that re
sistaiice to price yielding is weaken?
Bradstreet'a- Discusses Slump
Brudstreet's in its weekly business '
review also discusses the downward
price tendency. It says:
"Regarding this matter of price
changes, it might be said that outs in
coloied cottons, which seem to have,
registered sharply on public conscious?
ness this week, were really made by the
mill.? and large jobbers last week, and
were so announced then. Cuts in auto- ;
mobile prices have, however, seemed to '.
catch the public eye, and tho response
of mnil order houses to the cuts in
cottons and other textiles have made
marked impressions, tending to dwarf
I the known fact that September has seen ?
a rather rapid and widespread marking
down of quotations in other lines, which '
seems likely to give that month as a
whole especial prominence in the hfs
tory of price readjustment following <
"The first big declines in prices, it
might be added, were shown in May,
and the strength of the war level prices ;
has ebbed pretty steadily since then. I
A? to the effect on retail trade and on I
the much discussed cost of living prob
lern, this seems to be dependent upon
the naturally slower registration at re
tail of the great basic changes already
noted at wholesale."
Officials of Taylor, Clapp & Beall,
selling agents for the Mohawk Valley
and Utica Steam Mills denied reports
frorJ Utica, where thoRc mills are,
Miat^rice cuts of 30 to 40 per cent had ?
teen made in sheetings. The most re- \
cent price cut announced by the mill
agents wa? on September 8, when prices
on sheets and sheetings were reduced
approximately 19 per cent.
Prices of Soft Collars Cut
JO to 30 Per Cent Wholesale ;
Earl &. Wilson, of Troy, N. Y., an- [
nounced yesterday that they had re-i
'iuced the wholesale pri?e of soft col- >
lars from 10 to 30 per cent, effective
October .1. The company on June 1
reduced the wholesale price on stiff
E. II. Bott?, president, said the new I
price will finable retailers to sell soft
collars of pique or madras for 25
cents, a reduction of 10 cents. He
?aid; "W* tt?d->ul>tedly are in a atmt'md
Collegians Shun 'Atmosphere'
And Prices of Village Cafes
Five Thousand, in Revolt Against Yellow Soup
Bowls and Purple Cups of Food Gougers,
Launch Bring-Your-Own-Lunch Campaign
Yellow soup bowls, purple cups and
other bizarre chinaware, crockery and
pottery utilized to male up "atmos?
phere" in the restaurants of Green?
wich Village hereafter will be taboo
I for the students and professors of
Washington Square College.
For years the 5,000 or more students
and faculty members of the college,
which is tho main branch of Xcw
York University, have had to depend
for their lunches on the Greenwich
Village restaurants. The college is
right on the edge of the Village, and
every noon hour found the students
sauntering forth for lunch with a choice
j only as between "The Robbers' Den,"
"The Bunnies' Hole" and similar
restaurants, where more attention was
given to "atmosphere" than to food.
Yesterday Washington Square Col?
lege revolted. Pedagogues and stu?
dents gave th?'ir solemn oaths that they
would hereafter be free and independ?
ent of "Greenwich Village food goug
I ors." Never again, they said, would
! aspirants for e?Iucational honors have
j to mingle with the bob-haired damsels
i and flowing-tied artists of the Village
F,ach and ovory one of the students
held up his or her hand and agreed
faithfully to combine in a "bring your
own lunch" movement. The professors
not only brought their own lunch, but
some of them brought cooking para?
phernalia. The first professors' lunch
I party was held yesterday on the ninth
floor of the college building, on the
east side of Washington Square. E. J.
Oglesby, assistant professor of mathe
f matics, brought an electric grill; W.
| D. Zinnecker, assistant professor of
I German, some coffee pots and crock
! ery, and H. Stanley Schwarz, instructor
in French, a few pounds of real Turkish
coffee, which he received from a friend
in Constantinople. Each member of the
faculty brought his own sandwiches
Resolutions promising to defeat the
"food goug<'rs" were adopted by the
Outdoor Club, the Psi Xi Omega Soror?
ity and the Violet Club. The two latter
societies held a joint meeting at which
the following resolution was passed:
"We, the students of the Washington
Square College of New York University,
in order to bring down the high cost of
living, promise faithfully to bring our
lunches to school each day until such a
time as the restaurant owners in this
vicinity agree to bring their prices
ciown to a reasonable level and ke*p
! of genera! readjustment, and it is the
! absolute duty of all manufacturers to
| assist in bringing prices to a sound
level. We believe that business, big
? and small, and the country at large.
with its people, will be upon a nioro
i sound basis and far happier if such
readjustments are made by all con?
! Prices of Grain tall in
Lower Food Cost Drive
Wheat Values in Chicago Mar?
ket Drop 12 3-4 Cents; Corn
and Oats at Lotees t Levels
CHICAGO, Sept. 24,?Big breaks in
the price of wheat took place to-day,
largely as a result of agitation for a
general cut in food cost. The smash
of values in wheat amounted to as
much as 12'*i c'Mits a hush?!, and the
market closod in a semi-demoralized
condition, December delivery at ?2.'.'.3
to $2.25'/. and March $2.15 to $2.16.
Heretofore wheat has been advanc?
ing, despite setbacks in tho price of
other grain. The chief reason ascribed
for such strength was huge sales of
wheat for export to Europe. To-day,
however, the stimulus of export busi?
ness appeared to have lost its influ?
ence, and especially near the end of
the day the wheat market tumbled
In sympathy with the weakness of
wheat, other grain markets also gave
way, and both corn and oats fell to tho
lowest price levels yet for the 1920
Cleveland Worsted Mills
Announce 30 Per Cent Cut
CLEVELAND, Sept. 24. A price re
; duction of 15 to 30 per cent in wools
was announced to-day by officials of
the Cleveland Worsted Mills Company.
George H. Hodgson, vice-president of
the company, in announcing the re?
faction, said the lower cost of raw
materials was the causo. "The price
reduction is effective now," he said.
"It will n?>t roach the people until
spring, when goods wo aro manufactur?
ing now will bo placed on the market."
Coal Ration Decided Upon
For Residents of Providence
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Sept. 24.?Resi?
dents of this city are to bn placed on
a coal ration until such time as the
supply of fuel becomes more plentiful
This was decided upon to-day at a
conference of coal dealers called by
Mayor Joseph II. Gainer. A committee
of dealers and citizens will work out
the details of tho plan, with the enc
in view of assuring all families at
least a partial supply of fuel before
Retail Lumber Prices Fall
20 Per Cent in Toledo
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 24.-?Lumbci
prices foil here to-day when n cooper
ative ready-cut house company an
nounced a 20 por cent reduction in re
tail lumber prices. Company official
admitted that Henry ford's acGon oi
the price of automobiles instigated th?
drop in lumber prices.
Indiana Motor Corporation
Announces Price Reduction
FaLKHART, Ind., Sept. 24. -Announce
ment was made to-day by the Crow
Elkhart Motor Corporation that th
prices of all models of its output hai
been reduced to pre-war ligures. Th
action was tuken, it was said, becaus
of general conditions in the industry.
Shevlin Gets New Sector
Border States Formed Into Dr
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. Establish
ment of a new supervising, prohibitio:
agent's department, consisting of th
states of Arizona, New Mexico an
Texas, was announced to-day by th
Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Th<? new department, which will b
established October 1, will be know
as the Border Department, and will b
in charge of James Shevlin, who wa
recently ordered transforre?! from th
Now York department.
Suppress Rioting in
! One Candidate Seizes Oflices
in Michoacan; Crowds At?
tack Rival's Home; Use of
I Bayonets Stops Fighting
Sneeinl Cable. In The Tribune
Co|?yrl|.ht, l!'-n. New York Tribuno Inc.
I MEXICO CITY, Sept. 24.?The polit?
ical situation in Michoacar and Aguas
calientes, where quarrels between the
several aspirants for the Governorship
have precipitated disorders, may neces?
sitate military intervention by the Fed?
General Mugica, a close friend of
Carranza, seized the government offices
in Michoacan yesterday. A group of
his partisans attacked the residence of
Garcia do I.eon, the opposing candi?
date, and street fighting followed which
had to be put down by Federal troops
at the point of the bayonet.
General L?zaro Cardenas, provisional
Governor appointed by President de la
Huerta, was unable to conciliate the
contending factions and asked to bt
relieved of his post. His request was
granted, but he remains as militar}
commander of the district under strict
instructions from General P. Elias
('alles. Minister of War, to keep oui
of political squabbles.
Acting Minister of the Interior Lugo
when called before the Chamber ot
Deputies to report on conditions ir
Michoacan, said he believed cverythirif
possible had been done and that th?
Department of War had been instruct
ed to use such force as necessary t<
maintain order, pending the decisioi
of the Supreme Court on the legalit.?
of the elections. Lugo expressed th?
belief that the trouble arose out o
the inability of General ('arder?as t?
remain neutral and the fact that h?
had indicated to one faction in the con
troversy that he regarded its stand a;
The situation in Aguascalientea s?
far has been orderly, but the difficul
ties over the elections are not yet irone?
out. Five candidates claim the Govern
orship and each is supported by i
group of partisans. Officials here he
lieve that the dispute will be settle?
Ban on Personalities
Curtails Drink Debat<
Killing Affects Anti-AIcoho
Congress Discussion of Coler
und Kramer Paper?*
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. To pre
vent a recurrence of controversies sue
us stirred yesterday's session of th
international congress against a
coholism Chairman Dinwiddie to-da
ruled that "personal candidacies an
personalities" must not be brought int
Discussion of the papers read ye:
terday by Bird S. Coler. New Yor
Commissioner of Public Welfare an
Prohibition Commissioner Krame
which was reopened at the mornir
session, was materially curtailed i
Mr. Dinwiddie said it was neith?
the time nor the place for employir
attacks of "controversial or acrimon
ous nature," and declared his intentic
?if ordering that "the program be co
tinued when such discussion enters
Replying to published statemen
that the congress was under contr
of a prohibitionist group of this cou
try and that its purposes were beii
diverted as a result, the chairman d
clared that "no organization is ru
ning this congress" and said repor
to the contrary were "utterly false.''
"It has been suggested from son
sources, both in the press and by son
of our enemies, that the Anti-Salo?
Liague was dominating this mectinp
continued Mr. Dinwiddie. "Such su
gestions are false, for the Anti-Salo*
League nor any other organization h
been given more than its due share
consideration in the preliminary pla
or in the direction of the work of th
meeting, which is distinctly a gover
Slash in Prices
j Members of Society of Res
| taurateurs Name Buyer,
Who Will Co-operate With
General Food Costs Up
?Fresh Produce Drops in the
? Wholesale Market, but Re?
tailer Makes No Changes
Restaurant prices will decline here
within a few days, it is predicted,
through a cooperative purchasing plan
of forty members of the Society of
Restaurateurs, according to August
Janssen, president. aLeonard May has
been appointed buyer and commission
merchants have agreed to cooperate. A
? new price list submitted to the res?
taurant proprietors shows extensive re
| ductions, Janssen said. He predicted
I general cuts and said his organization
' hoped to extend the cooperation move
| ment throughout the country, investi
; gate New York's milk problem and
i teach housewives not to waste food.
Other restaurant men said thoy could
see no change in prices, except upward.
i Even the humble oyster, they said, is
i a half cent higher, napkins are six
| times what they used to be, and 15
i cents is a bottom figure for pie. One
restaurant manager complained against
? the carry-your-own-luch campaign, in?
sisting that it is impossible to get a
' good meal in a restaurant for less than
A general survey showed that many
? unassuming restaurants now charge
? 25 cents for soup or pie, and 80 cents
for the smallest steak.
Food Prices Still Rising
1 Inquiry in tho markets makes it
plain that the cost of food is still
Bread, the food barometer, romains
11 to 10 cents a loaf, and the bakers
are contracting for flour at higher
prices. Thoy admit that a general
price slump would lower bread.
Representative meat dealers assort
that beef and pork have risen 4 cents
a pound in the last month, and cite
those specific increases: Loin pork,
50 to D6 cents; lamb hindquarters, 42
to 45 cents; chops, 50 to 65 cents;
whole quarters of beef, 37 to 40 cents.
Tho following hoof prices have not
changed since,, June: Prime ribs, 50
cents; sirloin steak, 55 cents; porter?
house steak, 00 cents; round steak, 65
cents; pot roast, 50 cents. The deal?
ers anticipate a"n increase of 5 cents a
pound retail. Tho exceptions in moat
are beef tongue, which dropped from
48 to 45 cents in a month, and lamb,
from 50 to 42 cents.
An official of tho American Sugar
Refining Company said yesterday tir.it
sugar would rise from 17 to 20 cents a
pound by November, despite a supply
more than adequate, because prices
abroad are so much hierher that it will
he exported in great quantities. He
said the refiners are soliir.ir sugar at
14 cents to tho wholesaler, who makes
a profit of one cent. Between that
point and the consumer two cents i
added. Last year sugar sold wholesale
at 12 cents, rising to 15 cents in March,
l'J20. and 27 cents in Juno. It dropped!
to 14 cents nnd would have gone lower
except for export trade, ho declared.
Milk dealers have maintained that
higher prices of food for cows compel '
Consumer Gets No Relief
Fresh produce has dropped because
of splendid crops, but the retailor has
succ?de?! in maintaining top ?ricos to
the consumer, according to Mr. Jones.'
W. C. Taber, of The New York Pro-:
?luce Review, declared that largo im?
ports of butter are relieving a !oc;.l
shortage, but so irregularly that it is
impossible to make forecasts. Yester?
day 20,000 boxes of butter arrived. Last
week 1,217,272 pounds arrived from'
Denmark, where the condition of ex?
change makes such export profitable. ;
In July almost 5,000,000 pounds of Dan- j
ish butter arrived here. Tho Bureau of
Markets listed 06,052 pounds of butter'
in New York yesterday, against 00.000
pounds a year ago, but the cold storage,
supply was 21,272,007 pounds, against.
28,857,1122 pounds a year airo.
Butter is retailing at from 05 to 74 !
H. If. Jones, superintendent of th"
State Division of Foods and Markets, ;
reports that butU'r production has de?
creased locally, because milk is used
for other purposes. He attributes a
dearth of eggs to tho results of the
food administration's war of prohibition
on killing hens. Poultry raisers, it is ?
said, found ?t so expensive to keep
chickens that they have gone out o?
business. .There are a million pounds
less of frozen eggs in storage here than
at this time last year. Storage fowl are
double last year's quantity, although
roasters are fewer and turkeys half as
To-day the Division of Markets will
announce these as the week's produce
prices: Appjes, $1 to $2 a bushol; cab?
bage, $4 to $5 for 100 beads; cauli?
flower, $1.50 to $3.25 a large crate;
celery, $11.75 to $4 a crate; corn, $2 to
$3 for 100 ears; cucumbers, ,$1.75 to
$2 a bushel; grapes, $1.40 to $1.75 for
eight baskets; lettuce, $1 to $2.25 a
crate; lima beans, $2.50 to $3 a bushel:
onions, $2.25 to $2.5.) a bag; peaches,
$1.50 to $2.75 a budhel; pears. $5 to
$11 a barrel; New Jersey potatoes,
?2.25 to $2 35 a crate of 150. pounds:
red raspberries. 14 to 15 cents a pint;
spinach, $1.75 to $2.25 for thirty-two
quarts; sweet potatoes, $4 to $4.50 a
barrel; romaine, $1 to $2 a crate.
The New York Trust Company
announces the opening of its
Safe Deposit Vaults
Fifth Avenue Offi
Fifth Avenue and Fifty-seventh Street
Fifth Avenue Office:
5th Ave. &. 57th St.
26 Broad St.
Predicts Good Business.
Despite Price Decline
ro?'i The Tribune's "Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24.?
Good business for the remainder
of the year is the forecast made
by Archer Wall Douglas, chair?
man of the comjnittee on statis?
tics and standards of the Cham- j
bcr of Commerce of the United
States, in his monthly report on
crop and business conditions.
While conservatism and cau?
tion seem to ba the keynote of
business everywhere, Mr. Doug?
las said there is no evidence of
apprehension, except in a few un?
important quarters. Events of
the last weeks have borne out
previous predictions that the peak
of high prices and business ac- '
tivity is past, the report says,
and a somewhat painless read?
justment of business will follow.
Purchasing is liberal enough, but
on a sane and sober baois of
needs and not speculation, tho re?
About 60 per cent of the whole
country is enjoying business de?
scribed as "good."
Afraid to Carry $11,000,
Leaves It With Police
Paymaster for Contracting Firm
Surprises Headquarters With j
Suitcase Full of Currency
A man carrying a suitcase entered j
Police Headquarters last night and ap- I
proached the patrolman on duty in the j
"I've got $11,000 here," ho said,!
thrusting the suitcase forward, "that j
I'd like to leave at Headquarters."
"The Commissioner's gone for the
day," said the patrolman.
The visitor being insistent, however,
he conducted him to Lieutenant Frank !
McCarrick, to whom he explained that
he was A. L. Oorhani, a paymaster for
the contracting firm of Holbrook, Cabot
& Robbins. The money for to-day's
payroll at an annex to the telephone
company's building at. Broadway and
Fulton Street had reached there so
late in the afternoon, he said, that the
uptown office of the contractors was I
Mr. Gorham didn't want, to take it i
home with, him for fear of highway-';
men or burglars, and there seemed to
be nothing else to do with it. He was
much perplexed, he said, until some !
one reminded him that it had been e
long time since burglars had visited
Police Headquarters. Acting on this I
suggestion, he had brought, the money- ?
$11,000 in envelopes -in the hope that;
the police would keep it for him over ;
Lieutenant McCarrick agreed to do
so and locked it in the safe, to be called i
for by Mr. Gorham this morning.
U. S. Entries in Air Race
To Be Chosen Monday
Elimination Trials Abandoned
in Jame.. Cordon Bennett
PARIS, Sept. 24.- No elimination
t rials of American entries for the forth?
coming James Gordon Bennett interna?
tional aviation cup race will be held,
the special committee of the Aero Club
of America deriiled to-day. The three
machines which will fly the Stats an?!
Stripes will be selected by the com?
mittee on tin? field Monday morninfr.
The committee's decision will be final.
No appeal will be permitted and no
other American machines will be al?
io weil to tak*? the air.
Five French machines will go over
the course to-morrow. The three
French representatives will be selected
from them. Pilots Barault, flying >
Borcl machine: Captain de Romane',
and .lean C?sale in Spads,, Sadi Lc
cointo, the favorite of the race, a;)'1
Kirsch, flying Xieuport.-., will compete.
All live machines have 300 horsepower
Hispano motors, their wing spread
varying from ?i meters for the
Nieuports and 0% meters for the Spads
to 7.10 meters for the Borel.
The three British entries apparently
are ' dwindling down to a Martynside
with Captain V. P. Raynham up,
neither Harry (I. Hawker nor L. R.
Tait-Cox having >et arrived with the
former's Sopwith or the latter's
Nieuport. Hawker and Tait-Cox have
not been scratched officially, however,
anl it is possible they will compet??.
Phone Rate Bill
Is Passed Quickly
By Both Houses
Suspension Not Retroactive
and Company Must File a
Bond to insure'the Re?
turn of All Overcharges
From a Staff Correspondent
, ALBANY, Sept. 24.?The Legislature
; to-day passed the Gibbs bill giving the
: Public Service Commission power to
. suspend telephone rate increases pend
1 ing iaquiry into their justification. The
bill was passed without debate in both
houses and is assured approval by Gov
I ernor Smith.
The measure contains the features
: of the Gibbs bill in the original form,
j excepting that it does not make the
! rate suspension feature retroactive. In
j respect to the issue on rate increases
which became effective since last De?
cember it provides that the telephone
company must file a bond to insure that
it will return overcharge? made sub?
scribers in the event the company
should lose it3 fight now before the
.Public Service Commission.
The measure as it now stands com?
bines the features of the type of leg?
islation demanded by the New York
State Conference of Mayors, which rep?
resents the 137 communities who are
lighting the rate increase, and that
sought by the telephone company. Its
provisions were decided upon at a
conference of legislative leaders last
night, and disposes of an issue which
the Legislature vainly tried to reach an
agreement on during the previous ?ses?
An effort made by Senator George
F. Thompson to have the prohibition
question brought before the special
session was throttled in short ordcvr.
He introduced a resolution calling
upon Governor Smith to submit a spe?
cial message urging the repeal of the
Walker 2.75 per cent beer law. Sena?
tor J. Henry Walters, majority leader,
would not allow the resolution to be
read. He declared it could not be
brought before the special session un?
der the provisions of the Constitution
Senator Thompson's attempt to bring
the resolution before the House afford?
ed to Minotity Leader James J. Waikei
an opportunity to express regrets thai
the bill had not been allowed to slum
ber peacefully. He voiced the hop?
that it would not be long before th?
people of ihe country would wake up
to the fact that the Volstead act i:
generating hypocrisy and would amend
it so as to permit the sale of beer
Senator Thompson replied that ..
lln* "V18 Supreme Court had held
the Volstead act constitutional ?!
proper thing for the State of New Y* *
to do was to wipe the beer law off iu
statutes. Thompson threatened to de
ay the business of the Senate until
the Senate had an opportunity to vot,
on his resolution. He carried out h .
threat a few minutes later when Sec?
tor Walters moved to bring the teU
phone rate increase bill to final order
of passage. Senator Thompson obiect.ri
In return, Senator Walters mad. __
motion to apply the rules. Senator
Thompson asked for a roll call ??
nouncing at the same time that he wouM
accept the vote on the roll call as an ex
pression of the atitude of the Senat.
toward his resolution. The motion nut
by Senator Walters was carried, Senator
Thompson being the only member vot
ing in the negative. The Niagara Sena*
tor then declared that he would dis
continue his filibuster.
Strike Called in Fiftv-six Plant?
ROCHESTER. Sept. 24.-A general
strike against the American Can Com
pany, involving its fifty-six plants an?!
6,000 machinists, was called to-day bv
the executive committee of the Inter?
national Association of Machinists and
approved by the convention of the as?
sociation, which is in session here.
j Ice Service
! There are some 239 big van com
i panics in New York, but last
| Moving Day thousands could
: not get "cartage." The Knicker
| bocker Ice Company has nearly
| 1000 horses and a fleet of 60
auto trucks, so there's no
trouble about getting your ice
delivered on Moving D?",
Arrange about your moving in plenty
of time, then give the driver ynur neij
address, mail it to the company nr tele?
phone, and you'll have ice in the refrig.
j erator of your ne<ii< \ome as snon as
S you're there to receive it.
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Men's Whiter Suits
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The new Fall Suits
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the hrst time this
morning, and will
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