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Labors Aid in Housing.Crisis' Tells State A. F. of L. Con? vention Investor and Workrr Must G e t To? gether *o Solve Problem Cox Is Eulogize ?I Connui?cc Urges Revoca? tion of Rockefeller Fc undation's C b a r ?1 e r BINGHAM H N. \. V., Au?. 25. ?-??\ Alfred E. Smith was the cen? s?e >nd vi y's scs .- ;? . the New York ! I ?ra I on r to da? . In his speech which : characterized as 1 I report . ' went over the ,eork ' ' Legislature and gave , ?v ' he h p id to accomplish as th< A:-, mg ? l roblems which he bc ? , I need special a tter.l ? r lie ,. ; ? ?-? bad c :. ; I ns in the ais, the lack of . . c?;?? 3 in numerous . -? sit? the present un pr ;? sys s em and the crit cal : ousing situation. With regard ? the last question he declared that '?'?'? '??-? the special session will un Yep: some rem?diai meas? ures, the real solution lay in the worker : meeting on some common insure the speedy erection of more homes. Housing Report To-day Following the Governor's address a committee of nine was appointed to e;o over the entire housing problem and outline plans, to be submitted to the special session of the legislature on September 20. A report, on these plans will be presented to the convention to morrow. The politcial tone struck at the open ing of the convenci?n was further em? phasized to-day with a eulogy of Gov? ernor Cox by William Green, Vice ? ? ? Ai lerican Federation ?? and secretary of the United Mine Workers' of America. ? '. also marked by the in-^ ttii ns demanding ? ? : rter of the Rockefeller ; ??:?:?? ked, that the Irish . gnized, 1 hat free text fun ed to chil Iren in all . that the taxes sai i to interfere with the building of homes be re; The Govern r on his arrival was ac : y Li? utenant ( ! ivernor V\ alki r and Adj utant Ge: ral Berry. Fie declared thai those in con? trol th< last Leg slature were unable ? se? ? crit h many i ? the proposals, t should hs ? law5. He poihted, however, y i f the workmen's ? ' occupa? is eases and 1 ilitation The : bsentee "Jon of . . mal lin?; also were ' ? - hi ngs w JJ ich 'will have ter, he : erted, were j]?Q conditions at the state hospitals. ''>' said a confidential report made to ?im by :, c mrnission appointed to cok Into these institutions declared ;)'>- . tho patients in :? Long Island !y>:m a could not be taken outside the hospitals dating the whole month or August because . : the lack of help and other facilities. He will ur>o that workers in those pieces be given Kigher'ipay. ? I rgos Prison Reform v\ J'.h regard >o the .;iate prisons, he s;.i?l he would urge a system of scientific segregation of criminals so that -he state could not only punish but rehabilitate them. He said that niany unfortunates languishing in ??: s under the present system should be receiving treatment in h ?spitals. Tro Department of Health, too, he thought, needed strengthening, point? ing cut that early in the year it was found that thirty-six communities in the state wore without doctors, or other medical a-y ?anee. He will propose at hen th community cen '? CSti bl . lied in these places subsidy. He regretted :: : I ?? pting cevJsiJn men and women workers from the six-day-a wee' provision w^sc adopted. "Wit! I to the housing siti-a tion. ' 1 added, "1 : ;s; s-i hopes th.it the ; r h em an be par.t ially solved by state : troent, out the real so ''?" ion lies a the ind \ ?dual effort of \ ''" sr and in : . .v. All the state can do .s^si .- -. The situation must he re? lieved. Wo hope to accomplish some .:". t! is d rection :.l the forth? coming ? ; : ion " H w?s intim?t d t! *h^ convention will ;'? v? r t! e ci rtaih ?nt ofnon-essen 1 . ? " and . hi exemption of rom Federal and state in? come t tos also will rec i n ? -..-,.; , i?. : ,. .- -,,...,. ]M, exempt fr m local taxati n for a limited period of ; ; s and ; hat v, orkmen take b great r interest in owning their own ?' omes. Before leaving for New York the Gov? ernor conferred with labor leaders on the traction troubles in Buffalo and Brooklyn. In connection with the latter situa? tion he said he would have the State Labor Commission take a hand if as? sistance was requested. The report of th? federation's presi? dent, James P. Holland, was presented to the convention. The report indorses the non-partisan campaign of the A. F. of L., calls on labor to resist any tendency to reduce wages, denounces the open shop movement as an attempt of employers to pile up greater profits, and calls for an increased staff on the Industrial Commission to deal more adequately with labor problems. Peter J. Brady, head of the Allied Printing Trades Council, presented the re] ? of the educational committee, the details of which have already been made public. The revocation of the :harter of tho-ifcockefeller Foundation v.-; s asked on the ground that it was opposed to labor and attempted in various ways to control educational in-] stitutions through the country. Con? gress itself, it was declared, had recog? nized the menace of the foundation by adopting a res ?lution ordering public ii.:'. als to sever all connections with it. In a caucus last night preceding the regular election of officers there were indicati? ns that iMr. Holland would be re lected pr? sident of the federation and#that Jjiere would be but three changes in the remaining offices. B '.. of the Carpenters' Union of New Y? rk, will he chosen as a legis? lative agent to fill a vacancy; David ; lan han, i i. irb! v? rk( rs' leader of \, ".? '. i rk, ??? 11 -he elected secretary ?:??:? fed? ration i:i place i-f E. A. Bates, and .'.ihn Sullivan, of the brewery v, : . : . will be vice-presi? dent j? ?' i i J' Charles C. Shea. '1 he e J?v( '. y will < !:i! Friday. The Peerless Eight Chassis Its Typical Characteristics In the chassis of the Two-Power Range E y'y; a-e realized the characteristics most desired by the motorist. These character? istics arc drpciid.,.biiinr> smooth performance and ease of operation. ! pendabilirj is assured in the Peerless ' by th? correctness cf its design and t:.e mc racy o? its construction. The excentic nal smoothness of performance is due to the flexibility of the eight cylinder ?j: tor and its 'i vvo-Power Ranges together v h the skillful arrangement and coordina? tion oi oilier units. The ease of operation of the Peerless Eight is unsurpassed by any other make of car having a comparable carrying capacity, power and speed. This is due to the compactness and flexibility of the eight cylinder motor which makes possible a short wheel base and consequently a light car with a quick get away in traffic and great power op hills. To attain these characteristics no factor of comfort or neaury are sacrificed and maxi? mum economy is attained. PRICES 7 passenger Tnnr'nj S,'12.'t0 4 passenger Roadster S.'!20f> 4 " ( < I / e $3920 7 " Sedan $4140 I passenger Sedan-Limousine S44UU /". O. T. Cleveland. Subject in change without notice. TheL 9 ?ilnrjRain'Jt' I? The Sporting Range VAN CORTLANDT VEHICLE CORPORATION IS96 BROADWAY (at 63d Street) DISTRIBUTORS NEW YORK Prooklynt I. A. O. Motors Corporatlou 1 'oughki , ,:? i.-s ..,>'?) ^ an Uenschoten, lue. S . s,, i \ HO'? ?LU' IfiB JNewburgli; ?' ? s itt Motor Companj NEW JERSEY N'pwnrk: .!. \V. Mason & S?uj* l.:^ ? ,i : : .?.:? i MoteM < orporatloO ! ii 'i A'iiJiuY Cul?n ?...??se, lac. VlulnftdUl: O. A. ItirU M.W YORK IVpkskill: H. J. (rawford v\ ?lite Platns; lli<d?l A Apgnr Mt. Ifniou: E. J, Skanorll, Jr.. & Co. (ON.MJC?H l T Hartrord: Russell V. Tuber, Inc. New Ilnv?n: W httr Motor-, Company ! i;l ?port: Avthur !.. Clark t'oiupuny Waterbury: W. H. t'hoenU Mcrlden: Join? R. Hull Automobile Co. Mediation Planned To Settle Baggage Men's Strike To-day -, t Transfer Chiefs 'Ml Service Board Demands Cannot Bo Met; Both Sides Ask a Reasonable Agreement An effort to settle by meiiintion the strike of baggage men will be made to-day. After a Public Service Com? mission hearing ycater?ay, wnlch was adjourned till 10:30 a. m. Monday, Alfred M. Barrett, acting commissioner, was asked to serve ns mediator. Striking employees and representa? tives of the Westcott Express and New York Transfer companies will inert at 11 o'clock this morning. Both sides informed Mr. Barrett they were willing to come to a reasonable agreement. The companies said they were losing money and could hot af? ford to meet the demands of the strikers. Taxi chauffers who are s:?id to charge exorbitant rates for carrying bagg ?ge and those who refuse U> handle it will have their licenses suspended or re? voked, James F. Geraghty, Deputy Com? missioner of the City Department of Licenses, announced, lie received many complaints that taxi drivers were carg ing $2 to :?.">, and in some instances $10, to carry a trunk. Under their hacking licenses the only charge permitted for carrying an article of baggage is 20 cents. Mr. liai reit, after hearing both sides, said: "The companies have shown us quite clearly the reason they are no! oper? ating is that the moJi have gone out on strike for increased wages that would ?.mount to $350,000. A lockout was charged by members of the union. "Moth companies said their financial condition was such that they were un? able to pay the wage demands. The Westcott Company lost $7,000 during the last year and did not pay any divi? dends. The New York Transportation Company showed a deficit of $8,000 sif? ter paying dividends of 6- per cent which amounted to $38,000. Before pay? ing stock dividends the company made a net profit of $31,000." Approximately 1,000,000 pieces of baggage are handled annually by the two companies. The New York Trans? fer has contracts with the Pennsylva? nia Railroad, the Central Railroad of New Jersey and all steamship linea. '?'?i" Wostcotl Express has contracts with the New York Central and New York, New llnvi n & Hartford loads. The exists nee of these contracts brings the companies under the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission. Mr. Bnrrctl r. iked expr?s company I officials ?f an increase in the rates for carrying baggng? would afford relief. S, \V. F, Draper, presi lent of the Now York Transfer Company, said the pres? ent rates were as much as the public would bear, Hearing that strikers were pulling trunks from t scicabs at the Kurt Les" ferry and that many taxicab drivers there were refusing to carry baggage Captain Cargan, of the West 126 th Streei police statioin, caused the ar? rest of two strikers, and will seek to have the licenses of some of the t;?xi men revoked. f : The purisoners are Joseph Ballon oi 1973 Third Avenue, and Michael McElroy, of 3155 Broadway. Accord? ing to Detectives McAleese aijrd Cahill, they sin- two of throe men who tri? ti to seize a trunk which the detective; had placed in a taxicab in which thev were riding at Manhattan and 129th ? streets.? j Captain Gargan himself investigated the complaint about the refusal of bng I gage by taxicab drivci y He took the ; names sind numbers of several drivers : who, he alleges, ha?! been heard to re" fuse trunks at the ferry. The captain will ask the License Bureau to revoke ; the licenses of th< se men. L7-Cen! Sugar in Louisville L0UI?VILLE Ky., Aug. 25. fane ?"! ' r L' Id.bn kly at 1 ; cents a pound ;:' unri ? *!'?' ted qui ntities at many re ;;-:- ?tor? i here lo-day, reflecting a ?'>'? "'' ,,; ,; c nts under pr? vious quoti t;i ?"??-'? D alers who cut the price said they w? re able to i stablish the market because se. ;culat< rs had unloaded at a : ''???- Other deals rs who failed to meet ; the cut termed ;t a price war inau? gurated for advertising purposes. American Crews increasing | A marked increase in the proportion j of Americans manning Shipping Roar?! vessels is reported by the New York office of the board. In 1917 only 10 per cent of the men below the grade of officers were Americans, while for the last six months the average has been 55 per cent. Bramo Quinine Tablets" Army Orders From The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.?Army or? ders issued to-day follow: infantry Slmmonds, l,t. N. T... to West Raleigh, N C. Wattn, Capt S.. to AVn.^litni?tnn. Berry, Gol, t. Q., to Prairie On rh!?n, \Y)S McConnell, Capt R. NY, to Chlcaeo. Hyrom, Cnpt. .1. IV. to Waynesboro, Va, Smith, I.t. w. K . : , Clc veland. Field Artillery Carlisle, Capl P. P.. to Camp Travis. ' '? ?: ! I '. I.t l? s , s,, [ypftington, Va. \ l'an m Cap? i: . to Now 11.' i-cn, Conn. ''? ?? I ' ??? I.!. A. C, to I'm:??? I ill, N. .1. Is, 2d ?,?. M w.. to Crimp Kn? x II? s se s., 2U l.t. P ];.. to Camp Knox. Cavalry Robinson. Capt. P. A . promoterl to major, iiarnum, Cot. M. is... to, Fort Lrtavenworth. Engineers Following in Cnmp A. A. Humphreys: Cap? tains? Matthews, A. O. : He- -. I.. T ? ?? '? ' ' I?, C. i. ; R|i ... l. A.; r.nreni e, \\ . E , Mi? lenz, I,. E. . McKee, C E. ; Elll " II. II. SturRiss, s D., Jr.; Whltaki r, R. First tienten ints Pen* ??. A. Vf.. . 5f, 1er, I, <i? : < "??'??> n, 1). A ! i ; Harm s, E. K : I.ee n . Miller, A. ; c Iwell, A. T. : Chrtstian ? ??? U. .1. G, ; Twl? hell, II. ; Gos linsl I, J S. : Goerz, P P.; Gullntt, D. Tanner, 2d 'I.I. A. N.. jr., to Camp Hum ? phreys. 01 ? n, 20 I.t. T. T.. to Cnmp ITumphre; B. Haissh, I.t. II., to San Er m ico Ciutirlermasler Corps ! ubernff, Maj G., to Camp Eunston. furls y in, !.' Col C. A., to Camp Taylor Collier. 2d I.'. t.. E . It) Roi lu ter. Finance Department Watson, M :.;. G N*., to K n I Mi Pin rs m. llonora lily Discharged J'Y J.'. R. G In? v" ?' 'Y I.t. .T. |... F. A. '' ' rty, I.t v. IJ . Engrs. Hi m fin ', 2d I.t C, i !., Vet. C Alt, Capt O. .1. Inf ?li- M i Y " P., Inf. Hartw? :. Cnpt. P is . r s A. ">?' . Maj. J. G? E. A " at, on, 2d l.t. >v. E. 1r? air service. Rob rls, Capt. A E . Slg. C Novel)? rry. i.t. c? v? t. C. Turrentlne, Caps IY \V Inf Cot-, I.t. R, P., Q, M. C. Adjutant Gcncrul's Department McCain, Col. IT. P., to Cm tral Dopt Helmlck, Col. E. A? to I Jonlrul I), pt .Miller, Col. A. M., t., Por I Crook MfcCoy, Col. P. R , : , is., toi Grimes, Col. G. M., to Ft Ben. Harrison. Miscellaneous Rucker, Maj. W, if., Inspector General's De p t., to C am p ' Knox. Welssinger, Maj. W. T., M. G, to Takoma Park. D. C. Wade, l.t. I,., air service, to McCooli Field Drugs Smuggled Into Denmark COPENHAGEN, Aug. 4.? The exist? ence of many establishments for the sale of habit-forming drugs has been revealed through tho death, under mysterious circumstances, of the de generate editor of an obscene weekly journal. The authorities hav? found many places frequented by flotsam of the city, where large quantities of co? caine and morphia are consumed. The drugs are said to have been smuggled in from Germany. 631,588 Is Erie Co. Census WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.?The Cen? sus Bureau announced to-day that tho population o*" Erie County, New York, containing Buffalo, ,?> 634,688, an in? crease ??!' 105,603, or 20 per cent. Gal veston, Tex., has a population of 44.205, ? ? ? ? . i jji.: pet c AEROPLANES Sp?cial SPORT ROADSTERS and SEDANS Mounted on the New Sensational MODEL 501 This is the LIGHT WEIGHT FIAT CHASSIS which has created such, favorable comment throughout Europe and has aroused tremen? dous interest in this country. A few of these cars available for early delivery. 501 Fifth Avenue FlftT New York City Phone Vanderbilt 2787. ACT even i san? ,, w=t ^ > ~ bot i- . ^ras GL , \v?d *<? ? NveeW-c -pats, v ; Nyitb ? t\,c 01 mV ?** - a" saVd S** *d \ fc"? * cn0^ ? ,t V\a\c ..?re. >-vi ^ _,i \2 ..go?** <'? ?V *%, l bad ? \.bcb^ at?cf ^ ?boot K- telW, > \ V??? 'Wove tf \ (oo?et?* ? ,,?? > ?jf:;5 - '"'"" ' t \o^and A \viSt l "\ do &ee ^ -' r\2.at"^" ' . _. * * ??"4- Y\,.,vv."'