President Eliot is in New York today in attendance at the annual business session of the National Civic Federation, which will be held today and tomorrow. President Eliot is a member of the executive committee of the Federation. At the annual dinner of the members tonight he will speak informally on some subject connected with the work of the Federation. The other speakers will be Andrew Carnegie, John Mitchell, E. H. Harriman, General Fred D. Grant, Samuel Gompers, George W. Perkins, and Archbishop John Ireland.
The Civic Federation exists for the settlement as far as possible of differences between labor and capital. For this purpose the members, who represent labor, capital, and the general public in nearly equal proportions, are divided into various committees.