Legislative In?quiry Planned
but Not Carried Out Last
Session, To Be Pressed!
in January, Leaders Say!
'Wet' and 'Dry' Fight Due
Women's Measures and Bat?
tle to Amend Direct Pri?
mary Law Also in Sight
From the moment the 143d annual
session of the Legislature convenes in
Albany, six weeks from Wednesday,
until the hour of final adjournment,
three or four months later, the legis
tive mill will grind steadily. One of
the measures which is likely to come
out of the hopper is a resolution creat?
ing a joint committee of the Senate
end Assembly to investigate the ad?
ministration of the City of New York.
Such a committee was contemplated
at the last session of the Legislature,
but after informal discussions, legisla
tive leaders decided that a probe of the
Hylan administration could wait an?
other year in view of the need of in?
quiring into housing conditions, the
activities of the "Reds" and other
larger economic problems.
A local Republican legislator who
had a resolution drawn up at the last
session for the investigation of some ]
o:" the municipal departments under i
Mayor Hylan, will press this year, it
was said yesterday, for an investigation |
comprehending the entire city adminis?
Could Cover Wide Field
An inquiry into municipal affairs by
? joint committee of the Legislature
could cover a wider field than any
grand jury, since a jury's jurisdiction
would be limited by county lines. A
legislative committee, to which would
he delegated all the powers of the
Legislature, the rieht to subpoena docu- !
ments and witnesses, and able to sit not '
or.iy in any borough, but in any por- |
tion of the state, could work for !
months. It could turn over all evidence
disclosed to the proper prosecuting of?
The recent request of the extraordi?
nary grand jury in New York County
that Governor Smith designate the
state Attorney General to aid in its in?
vestigation into several local adminis?
trative departments has given impetus
to the movement to have the Legis?
lature investigate the New York City
In a presentment filed with Justice
Weeks last week the Almirall grand
jury declared it had reasonable grounds
for belief "that public officials have
been guilty of misconduct in office,"
and advised the court that an investi
ration of the municipal offices and de
partments and of the office of the Dis?
trict Attorney of New York County be
It is not believed that the action of j
the Governor on the grand jury's re- j
qut : will affect the proposed investi- j
gal or of the local administration by
the Legi lature.
Other Measures Contemplated I
''???'" m e a s u re s which are contem
plated for the consideration of the
1920 Legislature include:
1. Health insurance, minimum wage
for women and children, and other
measures backed by the Women's
Joint Legislative Conference.
2. A "dry" enforcement 'bill spon?
sored by the Anti-Saloon League, and
a measure permitting the manufacture
and sale of beer which will have the
backing of the "wets."
3. An amendment to tho direct
primary law to restore the official
This last will depend a great deal
on the attitude of Governor Smith.
Those behind a similar measure last
year, who were led by Senator Charles
W. Walton, of Kingston, declared that j
they had the votes to pass the meas- j
ure, but were unable to obtain assur- j
anees from the executive chamber that i
it would be signed, and therefor? they j
did not press it. ,
The "wet" and "dry" fight will be
largely battling on old familiar ground,
and how it will end is problematical.
The women's organizations, opposed i
to the so-called welfare legislation of
the Women's Joint Legislative Con?
ference, are making preparations not
only to try to block all legislation which
this organization may offer, but to re?
peal the present law limiting the hours
of labor of women on streetcars and
subway and elevated trains which was
passed and signed at the last session.
Old Opera of Rossini's To
Be Revived at Metropolitan
General Manager Giulio Gatti-Casaz
za. of the Metropolitan Opera Com?
pany, yesterday announced the Ameri?
can premiere of "L'ltaliana in Algeri,"
opera-buffa in three acts and five
scenes by Gioachino Rossini, ftr Fri?
day evening, December 6. The cast
follows: Gabriella Besanzoni, Isabel?
la; Marie Sundclius, Elvira; Kathleen
Howard, Zulma; Charles Hackert, Lin?
dero; Giuseppe de Luca, Taddeo;
Adamo Didur, Mustafa; Millo Picco,
The opera has been rehearsed and
will be directed by Gennaro Tapi. The
dances have been composed and ar?
ranged by Rosina Galli, who will take
'part in the dances, together with Giu?
seppe Bonfiglio and the corps de ballet.
The scenery is by James Fox, of the
Metropolitan Opera House, and Frank
Platzer, from sketches by Willy Pog
any, who has also designed the cos?
tumes, which have been made by the
costume atelier of the Metropolitan,
under the direction of Mme. Castelberg.
;o?d Imitations ?n? Substitu?-,
Coolidge Boom for
Republican Chih Indorses
Governor as Exponent of
the Law and Order Issue
Raised in Police Strike
BOSTON, Nov. 23.?Calvin Coolidge,
Governor of Massachusetts, will be
boomed by Republicans of this state
for the Presidency. Official action in- '?
dorsing the Coolidge candidacy already
has been taken by tho executive com?
mittee of tho Republican Club of Mas?
In a statement issued by George H.
Ellis, president of the club, tho recent
actions of Governor Coolidge in con?
nection with the strike of tho Boston
polico were cited as establishing the
Governor's claim to the nomination.
"The supreme issue of the day," Mr.
Ellis said, "is the continuance and
maintenance of orderly government.
This is true the world over. Calvin
Coolidge to-day is the foremost cham?
pion of government by the people as
against, anv special interests in this
country. He has been tested along
these lines. Tlis acts have shown him
to be a friend to all classes so long as
they respect tho laws that the people
have made. He is an inflexible de
fender of such laws when their nulli?
fication is attempted by anybody."
Resolution Pledges Support
Tho resolution pledging the support
to Mr. Coolidge of Massachusetts Re?
"Whereas, the time approaches for
the selection of a Presidential candi?
date by the Republican party; and
"Wheren-a, Massachusetts now has in
Calvin Coolidge, Governor of the Com?
monwealth, a worthy representative
who embodies in himself the purposes
and ideals of the American people and
their determination to maintain unim?
paired their cherished institutions;
"Whereas, his stand in Massachu?
setts in crushing the forces of dis?
order and disruption made clear to the
nation the fundamental principle of
the action as expressed in his own
words, 'So long as I am in authority
I shall continue to resist those who
resist the government*; and
"Whereas, the overshadowing: issue
of the hour is the maintenance of es?
tablished government; therefor?, be it
"Resolved, that we present to the
people of this commonwealth, for the
Republican nomination for President,
the man whose acts in this great crisis
are known and whose convictions ap?
pear in the following words: 'The
choice lies between living under coer?
cion and intimidation, the forces of
evil, or under the laws of the people,
orderly, speaking with their settled
convictions, the revelation of a divine
authority'?Calvin Coolidee; and be it
"Resolved, that we call upon all of
the people of the nation to whom the
ideals and purposes of American in?
stitutions are dear to join in this un?
Sproul Names Board
To Revise Constitution
Attorney General Palmer and
Seeretary Wilson Mem?Her?
of Com in i ?hi on
HARRISBUURG, Pa.. Nov. 23 At?
torney General William I. Schaffer, of
Pennsylvania, will be chairman of the
\ State Commission on Constitutional
Amendment and Revision, the person?
nel of which was announced by Gov?
ernor Sproul to-day. The appointments
include twenty-four other?, two of
them women, and in the list are At?
torney General A, Mitchell Palmer and
Secretary of Labor William B. Wilson.
Sixteen of the twenty-five appointees
are Republican*, seven at* [)rm?*>rra<?
und two **!?? la?! pandsnt KepubAan?
Tho wortvn on *h?.- cifim M ri.
Barclay H Warbnrton, o? Phifc'telyhta
arid Mrs. John 0 M Ar chnirntan Bf
the Pennsylvania Lrscuo of Women
Citiron?, of Pittsburgh. Both are Re?
Governor .**:pr?*>ul mad?* 'he appoln*
nients under authority Of 'he ?et of
June 4, li*14 The commission is n
quired to present its rvcommondatior.s
to the General Assembly of 1921,
Recommendations for changes s
have to be pa ? ? Lacislatan
of 1921 and 19 upon by
The creation of the ?*- m>r. : .s^on is the
outcome of Anif agitation for a chance
in the c"T.s*:' iti< n, which ?in*?"? from
1K73. The members ?re 'o receive r"
compensation except expenses An ap?
propriation of 160,000 ta made '< r
To Consumers of
Our attention has been called to rumors,
possibly inspired by overzealous flour sales?
men, to the effect that there is an impending
flour scarcity in this country.
The facts of the flour situation are simple
and there is no need for consumers to be
alarmed. There are ample stocks both of
wheat and of flour in this country, stocks
far in excess of the usual supplies at this
season. It is true that there is a shortage
of the grades of hard wheats of which hard
wheat patent fioui's are made, and it is for
this reason that flour buyers are paying ex?
travagant prices for the patent grades.
This ?es not mean that there is not enough
flour to go around. There is enough wheat
and enough flour to take care of all our re?
quirements. There will be no more "War
Flour," "Victory Flour," or flour "substi?
On the other hand, the UNITED STATES
GRAIN CORPORATION is preparing to
market from its large stocks as much stand?
ard quality flour of straight grade as the
consuming public cares to buy. Arrange?
ments are being perfected to place thi3 flour
in retail packages with the leading retail
dealers of this city and within a few days
buyers mav know where to purchase UNITED
STATES GRAIN CORPORATION Standard
Pure Wheat Flour at a large saving as com?
pared with current retail prices for the patent
Watch this space for announcement
United States Grain Corporation
42 Broadway, New York
at 34th St*
In the Heart of New York, Direct by Subway, Tube and "L"
Coats, Capes, Scarfs
Ai Greatly Below Regular Prices
The handsome coats, wraps, scarf's and muffs offered
in this important sale are made only of the very
choicest skins, selected long before the recent great
rise in cost of all fine pelts. The styles are exclusive
with Saks k Company, and not one can be duplicated
even at the regular prices when these are gone.
Luxurious Mink Dolman Wraps, very graceful,
and beautifully made of dark silky skins.
Regularly $2,450.00.Special $2,000.00
Handsome Mink Coat?made of specially select?
ed skins of high lustre and splendid color.
Regularly $2,100.00.Special $1,850.00
i Beautiful Mink Coat, gracefully draping from
the shoulders. Made of exquisite full-furred
pelts. Regularly $1,500.00.Special $1,295.00
Beautiful Mink Coat, developed in skins of a
dark and most exceptional color. Regularly
Mink Capes.Reg. $1,050.00.Now $875.00
Mink Capes.Reg. $750.00.Now $650.00
Mink Capes.Reg. $475.00.Now $395.00
Mink Capes.Reg. $395.00.Now $365.00
Also a splendid collection of Mink Animal Scarfs
and Muffs at correspondingly low prices
Safe & Company Direct Especial
Attention Today to the
New Modart Front-Laced
for day9 evening and sports wear
Modart Front-laced Corsets are the best of their kind
in America. They not only perfect the lines of the figure,
but also lend greater support than can be said of any
other corset. The new models have many added exclusive
features, and are fashioned in a variety of materials,
selected not alone for their beauty but principally be?
cause of their dependability.
Prices: $5 to $22.50
Limited to Monday and Tuesday
Brassieres and Bandeaux Reduced
Regularly $4 and $5
Made by the best manufacturers with whom we do
business. Front and back fastening models, in a wide
variety of discontinued materials, lace or embroidery
trimmed. Third Floor.
A Wonderful Opportunity
for afternoon and street wear?
in an important sale today
At Greatly Reduced Prices
The handsomest gowns introduced for afternoon and
street wear, taken from our regular stock and greatly
reduced because the size or color assortments are in?
complete. If you want one of these beautiful frocks,
we advise immediate .selection.
Crepe Meteor Frocks and Soire Evening Gowns ) tf?/?Q fa
?Reduced from $100.Now} $O?J,dU
Satin or Charmeuse Afternoon and Street)
Frocks?Reduced from $55 and $59.50. $39.50
Richly Embroidered Velveteen Frocks, guaran-1
teed fast pile and color?Reduced from $45 \ $35.00
and $49.50.Now) T
Hand-embroidered Tricotine Frocks and Wool )
Velour Dresses?Reduced from $39.50 and !? $29 50
$45 .Now) v * e>
Smart Serge Frocks, tastefully braid trimmed or )
embroidered?Reduced from $35.?Now J
Crepe de Chine Frocks?in White and Flesh
color. Also dainty Georgette Frocks?
slightly soiled from handling. Reduced?
None sent C. O. D., exchanged or on approval.
Beginning This Morning
An Important Sale of
Silver Cloth Slippers
These beautiful Silver Cloth
Slippers were made to sell at
$15, but owing to an error on
the part of the manufacturer
the order was duplicated. Hia
loss is your gain?hence this
very important sale.
Sizes \Vi to Sy2, and widths AAA te C.
All Broken Selections of Our Most Successful
Women's Winter Suits
Formerly $59 to $95
At $44 and 855
Handsome fur-trimmed and tailleur mod
mannish effect, trim, of arm and narrow of -' udder,
others elaborately trimmed with furs or smart ;
Tailored as only the most skilful hands know how, in
Duvet Superior, Velour, Silverlone, Tin
seltone, Duvet de Laine, Yahania. Suede
Cloth, Lustrous Broadcloth, Tricotine and
in every fashionable color. Each suit beautifully silk
lined and interlined. Your size, but not in f very model.
Ft u i th Fl ">r.
Built to give the best of
service in fine quality
genuine leather, London
Plaid lined, and reinforced
with high cut sewed-on
corners. Just one size?
18 inch?but every one a
value we cannot hope to
Trunk Dcpt., Brisement.
?? This low price will be in
effect only until our present
assortment is depleted.
Made of double-faced cloth,
trimmed with silk cord.
Substantial Savings Are to be Effected Today and Tuesday in
An Important Sale of
omen's Ultra-Smart Coals
Regularly $35 to $98.50
$58 and $68
Coats that at once reveal
themselves to be of a very
high order, individual to an
unusual decree, and tailored
to a nicety. Many are luxuri?
ously fur-t rimmed, others
strictly tailored for wear
with the very modish sepa?
rate fur pieces. Excellent
range of materials?
Peach Bloom, Cascade Cloth, Frost Glow, Silvertip Bolivia, Bahama,
Silvertone, Normandy, Velour, Silvertip Chinchilla and Sued ?ne
beautifully lined with plain or novelty silk and warmly interlined. Sizes 34
to 48. Two styles pictured.
Also?For Today and Tuesday
Women's Beautiful Fur-Fabric Coats
many lavishly trimmed with fur
At $39.50, $45, $49.50 to $195
Swagger Sports and full-length models, skilfully produced in Silk
Velour, Imported Broadtail Cloth, Hudson Seal Cloth, Ungava
Seal, Fur Moss, Peco Plush, Arcadian Lamb and Baffin Seal.
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