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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 Twenty-five Per Cent Law Repealed With u view to giving immediate assistance to builders by reducing the high prices maintained ?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 were. "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 the court. "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 conditions. 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 proper authority. 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 wheeled in. ?.??? * ' ?' - A reeAf r?teteme.? tnA?e tor th# ba?y sus letereatlog ?nnium-*nn>?iu uti'ior ?h? h??41n^.?f "IIiwImm Card?" in to-?my'e Utievmm Want A4 fsus.?Aawt. Price-Cutting ?o Wave to Hit Clothing Soon (Csntinusd from p?g_ on?) ! 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 , dustry. ! 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 poration." 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? ing." 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 war. "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 collars. 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 i restaurants. 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 and fruit. 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 them there." ! 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? cerned." ! 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 wildly downward. 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 crop. 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 cold weather. 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 Agent's Department 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. Mexican Soldiers Suppress Rioting in Governorship Row - ! 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? eral government. 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; correct. 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? without bloodshed. 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 the discussions. 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 the ruling. 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 mental affair." 40 Restaurants Plan Sweeping Slash in Prices j Members of Society of Res | taurateurs Name Buyer, Who Will Co-operate With Commission Merchants 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 dollar. 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 rising. 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 ' higher prices. 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 ! cents. 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 many. 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 at its Fifth Avenue Offi ce Fifth Avenue and Fifty-seventh Street Fifth Avenue Office: 5th Ave. &. 57th St. Main Office: 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? port says. 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 corridor. "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 closed. 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 ; night. ? 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 Trophv Contest 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? sion. 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. "TV/?OVING DAY" "?* Knickerbocker 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. Knickerbocker ICE Company 35e?t $c Co. Fifth Avenue at 35 th Street Establishtd 187g Men's Whiter Suits 45. MADE IN OUR OWN SHOPS 50.00 55.00 and up to 90.00 EST ?v CO. men's clothing is distin? guished by its fabrics, its tailoring, its low prices, and its patronage. Made by Best 6c Co. and sold nowhere else. \You 'Never Pay More at Best's McCreery's s? Cngltgfrtppe Clothes TAILORED IN NEW YORK FOR JAMES McCREERY & COMPANY The new Fall Suits will be displayed lor the hrst time this morning, and will betray those slender heresies of convention that have made our English-type clothes the most distinguished in town. SUITS: $52 UT James McCresry & Co. THS tareas sroRf ?/''; Avenue at 3 ? / A S freer Sretnd Fto?r