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[Board Cuts All
New Pay Raises
Out of Budget
. _ o
Passes Mayor's Resolution
Opposing Any Increase
m Salaries Other Than
Those Granted in August
Saves Several Millions
Action Will Hit Higher
Paid^ Officials and the
Police and Firemen
The Board of Estimate, sitting as
the Committee.on Finance and Budget
yesterday, by a vote of 11 to 5, de?
cided not to grant any further salary
increases to municipal employees in
the 1921 budget above the increases
granted on August 20. This was the
first action of the committee in slash?
ing the enormous increases requested
for 1921 by the various city depart?
ments. It will mean a reduction of
several million dollars in next year's
budget, which, if left to stand on the
departmental estimates, would total
nearly $400,000,000. Tho budget slash?
ers are hopeful of bringing it down
to $350,000,000 or less.
With several of the budget estimates
of the larger city departments still to
be submitted, the new salary increases
requested amounted to about $10,000,
000. It probably will be half again
as much when all the estimates are
in. All these requests were denied by
the action of the budget committee
This action means that none of the
city officials receiving salaries of from
$7,000 up will get. any increase next
year. Salaries above that figure were
not included in the August increases.
It also means that the policemen and
firemen will not receive the maximum
of $2,500 requested by. Commissioners
Enright and Drennan of those depart?
ments. The policemen and firemen re?
ceived an increase for first grade men
from $1,950 to $2,280 under the Au?
La Guardia Opposes Resolution
Aldermanic President F. H. La Guar?
dia and Borough President Henry H.
Curran voted against the Mayor's res?
olution yesterday to preclude any
further increases over the August
schedules. They explained their votes
by declaring that they favored the S2,
600 salaries for the policemen and fire?
men, and some other salary increases
of employees who they derlared had
been discriminated against. The Mayor
promised that if any cases of actual
discrimination developed they would be
Comptroller Craig at first refused to
vote on the Mayor's resolution, leaving
the situation a deadlock, but finally
joined with the majority in adopting
it. ' The Borough Presidents of
Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Rich?
mond were reluctant in voting for the
resolution, explaining that there were
certain salary increases in their de?
partments which were badly needed
and justifiable. They were inclined to
interpret the resolution merely as an
announcement of policy on the part of
the committee, but it is believed there
is small chance of the policy being
In presenting his resolution the
Mayor warned the members of the com?
mittee that the departmental estimates
from which the tentative budget is to
be made up are so inflated with salary
Increases and other estimates for con?
struction purposes that unless radical
retrenchment is made the 1921 budget
will be in excess of the constitutional
"In fact." he said, "even with the
strictest economy, the budget will come
dangerously close to the constitutional
limit because of the mandatory legis?
lation which saddles on the city many
millions of dollars of salary increases."
Limit Approximately $355.000,000
The budget is not supposed to exceed
2 per cent of the total assessment
values on realty and personalty in the
city, with the addition of the generul
fund and the debt service totals. The
total assessed valuation of real and
personal property this year was 38,922,
627,000. It is expected to be about $10,
000.000,000 for next year. If the gen?
eral fund at about $80,000,000 and the
debt service at $74,811,538, the figures
for this year, remained the same, the
constitutional limit on the 1921 budget
would be approximately $355,000,000.
The general fund and the debt service,
however, are likely to bif increased for
Mayor Hylan issued a formal state?
ment setting forth his reasons for
opposing further salary increases at
"In regard to the proposed increases
in salaries of the employees in all the
departments of the city," he said, "1
wish to say that I am always in favor
of aiding the faithful employees of tho
city. The members of the Board of
Estimate have another duty to perform
and that is to see that the tax burden
is kept down to the lowest possible
>oint. When taxes are raised the land
ord passes the burden on to the ten?
ant and raises the rent, so in reality
the tenant pays the increased taxes
und thereby the increases in salaries.
Says People- Are Taxed to Death
"The people of this city have been
most generous in their attitude toward
permitting the increased salaries that
have been awarded to the city em?
ployees since 1918. The truth is that
the people are taxed to death now.
"The millions that must be added
because of mandatory legislation
passed at Albany last winter; the mill?
ions necessary to be added because
of justifiable increases in wages and
salaries of the employees of the city,
and the millions which must be added
because of the increased cost of sup?
plies and necessary equipment to prop?
erly administer the business of the
city, will increase the budget to the
extent of millions and bring it danger?
ously .near the constitutional limit. I
feel it is the duty of every member of
the Board of Estimate, notwithstand?
ing our desire to help, in so far as
we can, every employee of the city, to
deal with this budget in a business?
like way by curtailing every possible
expenditure that is not absolutely nec
The budget, committee yesterday bo?
gan considering some of the minor de?
partmental estimates for preliminary
runing. Most of the items considere I
owever, were laid aside on the
suggestion of one commiteeman or
another for further and more de- '
tailed scrutiny. The committee will
meet again to-day and is expected to
take- up the suggestion of Borough
President Curran that all construction
irograms, except absolutely necessary
improvements, be deferred for one
Police Extend War Ribbon Rule
Under an order effective yesterday
mcrning members of the Police De?
partment are permitted to wear a serv?
ice ribbon on their uniform if they
saw service either in the World War
or Spanish-American War. It was said
that under the order about 2.000 mem
Lers of the force are entitled to wear
the ribbon. The regulations provide
?hat the ribbon be worn on the left
Ttust, ? half inch above the shield.
One City Department
Asks Lower Allowance
Election Rnnrd Seeks $2,059,
021 for 1?>21; 82,129,915
Granted This Year
The first departmental estimate for
the 1921 city budget to show an actual
| decrease, as compared with the allow?
ance under this year's rnnlcct, was sub
: mitted yesterday by the Board of Elec
I tion.s. A decrease is shown even in
the salary account. The total request
for the coming year is $2,069,021, as
against $2,129,915 this year. Commis?
sioner .lohn H. Voorhis, president of
the board, asks for less in salaries
than was granted the department un?
der the general increases for city em?
ployees last August. The allowance for
j personal service for the present year
was $9tSS,500, which was increased in
August to $1,024,920. The request for
next year is only $904.073.
Bellvuo and Allied Hospitals request
a total of $4,322,418 for 1921, as
! against an allowance of $2,835,623 this
year. Of this amount $750,000 is
asked for increases in salaries. The
estimate for personal service for 1921
is $2,066,254. The allowance this year
for that purpose was $1,328.277. The
j estimate is accompanied by a building
I program calling for non-revenue pro
! dueing improvements to cost $4,900,000,
I to be paid for under the pay-as-you-go
The Armory Board requests $947,081
? for the. coming year, as against an al?
lowance this year of $395,725. Most of
tho increase is asked for repairs to
the various armories.
Robbers Dine and Smoke
As They Blow Three Safes
Cracksmen Get $20,500 in
Gems in Jewelers Crafts Build?
ing; Poliee Puzz?ed
Safeblowers, wearing rubber finger
covers and working with electric drills,
nitro-glycerino and soft soap, blew
three safes in the Jewelers Crafts
Building, at 45 Lispenard Street, late
Wednesday night. A fourth safe found
open was robbed of a box of cigars.
Despite police secrecy, it became known
that the total thefts amounted to
slightly more than $20,500.
The , burglars apparently worked
quietly and at ease. The remains of a
lunch and numerous cigar butts were
strewn about the floor.
The building is used exclusively by
manufacturers of costly jewelry. En?
trance was made on the fifth floor by
way of the tire escape. The thieves
entered the rooms of L. Jabner, Alfred
Schickerlinfr and Green & MeldofT.
From the "burglar proof" safe of the
Jabner company they obtained $15,000
worth of diamonds. The Rchickerling
safe yielded $3,500 worth of pure gold
and platinum, and the Green & Mel
doff safe $2,000 worth of diamonds and
other precious stones.
The employment of nitro-glycerino
by New York yeggmen has been long
discarded because of the noise made by
the explosion and the general destruc?
tion incident thereto. This point puz?
zled the detectives working on the case,
who believed th^at only men of unusual
knowledge of the explosive were im?
plicated. No noise was heard by many
passersby, and the holes blown in the
safes were clearly cut without the
The robberies were discovered when
? clerks arrived at the offices at 8:30
Due Next Week
; Nassau County Revelations
To Be Presented to the
October Gran d Jury,
Which Meets on Monday
Gambler Gives New Leads
Shaughnessy Refuses to Ad?
mit That He Paid Officials
to Grant Him Immunity
?Supreme Court Justice Townsend
Scudder yesterday completed the last
John Doe investigation into gambling
activities in Nassau County that will be
held before the October Grand Jury
convenes on Monday. Yesterday's
hearing in the Mine?la Courthouse
lasted until late in the afternoon, and
is reported to have been productive of
The majority of the witnesses called
were men engaged in the automobile
industry in Nassau County, and the
inference drawn from this was that.
the major portion of the day's work
was connected with the theft of au?
tomobiles, which until recently was
The most important witness, how
I ever, was John Shaughnessy, who has
I pleaded guilty to owning a gambling
| house at Lynbrook, and is awaiting
jsentence. It was learned on high au?
thority that while Shaughnessy did not
? testify that he had paid county of
! ficials for protection he did make a
! statement of considerable length. This
! statement, it is understood, contains
: important leads that will bo fol?
It was also learned that as a re
i suit of Shaughnessy's statement there
' will be a postponement In sentencing
I David Gideon, William H. Busteed and
Shaughnessy. These three men have
been found guilty of gambling and all
, three were to have been sentenced by
? Justice Scudder Monday.
From the same source it was learned
? that the results of the John Doe in
; vestigation are in such excellent shape
! for the grand jury that some surpris?
ing and sensational indictments may be
I expected next week, after the October
j body has gone over the evidence.
One of the interesting witnesses yes
i terday was a colored man brought
I by Shaughnessy, known as "Spider"
? Jackson. He was the general utility
I man at the. Lynbrook house. It was
?learned that he gave certain corrohora
j tive testimony. This is the man who is
| said to have had a remarkable faculty
j of identifying voices over the tele?
Jackson is believed to have testified
j as to what occurred whenever a raid
i was made on the Lynbrook house. It
I is said that invariably all the apparatus
| was carefully packed away the day
i preceding the raid, and everybody but
I himself left the house. Then'when the
Why Buster Bear Got Only a Taste
By Thornton W. Burgess
There's just one certain thine/ in life ^
And that's uncertainty, you'll find.
Who cannot see this simple truth
la either stupid or he's blind.
There is a lot of truth in that say- |
! ing. Buster Bear knows. He has
| proved it over and over again. No
one could possibly be more certain of
a thing than was Buster Bear that all
the honey in that Bee-tree was his.
Hi? had ripped out a piece from the side
of that hollow in the tree, bringing
i with it a piece of comb fairly dripping
j with honey, and this he had promptly
and greedily gobbled. That was just
a taste, but through Ihe opening he
had made he could see that that hollow
! was fairly packed with honeycomb,
I every cell filled with delicious sweet
j ness. All lie liad to do was to tear
I that opening a little larger and then
? scoop out that store of sweetness and
; stuff himself. It was his for the tak
Heedless of the stings from the
| angry Bees he was . robbing, Buster
j hooked his great claws in the side of
the opening and prepared to rip it
! larger. And just then something hap
| pened. Yes, sir, something happened.
"Hi, you black rascal, that's my
?honey! Get out, you thief!" came a
yell from below.
Buster Bear forgot Bees, honey and
; everything but just one thing, and
I that was that he was caught up in a
| tree by one of those dreaded two
' legged creatures he so feared. At the
! sound of that voice great big Buster
i Bear gave a hasty, frightened look be
; low, saw Farmer Brown's boy waving
' his arms as he yelled, and panic took
possession of him. He whimpered, but
j i< was a different whimper from the
whimpers the stings of the Bees had
? caused. It was a whimper of fright.
He began to scramble down three
1 times as fast as he had scrambled up
| Half way down he let go altogethei
and simply dropped. To have seen hin:
; you would have thought that he must
I surely break his neck. Rut lie didn't
I That is an old trick of Buster's. H(
: learned it when he was very small
I Ih> broke off several branches on hi?
j way down and these helped to breai
his fall. Then he landed on the grounr
i with a thump that brought forth i
grunt. Two seconds later he was 01
his feet and tearing through the brusl
I as fast as he could go. He had hat
: only a taste of that honey, but hi
. wasn't thinking of that now. His ont
His one thought ivas to get away
from tha* place as fast as lie could.
thought was to get away from that
place as fast as he could, and he was
in such a hurry that he didn't even
look where he was going and so bumped
into trees and stumbled over lugs.
It was funny. It was very, very
funny. Farmer Brown's boy hud been
so surprised at the result of his yell
that he had stood stock-still with his
mouth wide open. He hadn't had time
to be frightened before Buster Bear
was on the ground and running. Then
how Farmer Brown's boy did laugh. He
just threw himself on the ground and
laughed and laughed until the tears
came and he was quite out of breath.
And the sound of that laughter fright?
ened Buster Bear still more.
"Never, never again will I be afraid
of Buster Bear," gasped Farmer
Brown's boy. "The old rascal! The
black old rascal! He came pretty hear
getting my honey this time. It is a
good thing I left that knife. My, my,
my, how Buster can run! Wow! Ouch!"
Farmer Brown's boy scrambled to
his feet anil he, too, began to run
without looking where he was going.
Can you guess why?
(Copyright, lP-rt. by T. W. Burgess)
The next story: "Sammy .lay Is
Paid for His Trouble."
county authorities ?rrived he acted ai
licit 'and guide, taking them through
the place. They were unable to find
Shaughnessy, on leaving the hear?
ing, said that he wns not a gambler,
but was being made the "goat" for the
Nassau County gamblers. "When this
is all over," he said "you will know
why ? have been the goat for certain
I people. I never gave any one money
for protection and I never got pro?
tection. As a matter of fact, I have
never had anything to do with gam?
bling houses here, or anywhere else ex?
cept in this one instance. I got into
this Lynbrook matter to help a poor
devil out and I am sure I was not in
Lynbrook more than four hours to?
Justice Scudder will sit at Mine?la
Monday as Supreme Court justice and
???/ill charge the October grand jury
when it convenes.
Man Sees Girl Hurl
Baby From Factory
Window to Street
Young Woman Who Recent?
ly Became Mother Arrest
ed on Infanticide Charge;
Pel ice Seek Men Friends
Thomas Patzano, who lives in Eighth
Street, Brooklyn, was sitting on the sill
of his bedroom window at noon yes?
terday, when he noticed a girl appear
in the third-story window of ft factory
at 119 Eighth Street, directly across
the street from his bedroom. She car?
ried a bundle in her arms. She stood
motionless for a moment, and then
hurled it into the street.
Patz?no investigated. He found that
the bundle contained an infant, which
had been crushed to death in the fall.
j He notified the police, and a short time
I later Miss Lillio Rotello, seventeen
I years old. of 653 Union Street, was ar
; rested. She sobbed a little, but refused
j to talk.
; Detectives learned that she recently
had become a mother. She was arrest
! ed on a charge of infanticide and was
? removed to Kings County Hospital. She
j was taken into custody by Detectives
' Duffy and McGowan.
Patzano told the police that after the
baby had been hurled to the street the
girl gazed at the sidewalk for several
minutes and then disappeared. Miss
? Kotc'.lo was employed at the factory.
Detectives made an effort to learn
from her mother the names of young
; men with whom she had been on friend
: ly terms.
Mrs. Meade Free at Last
Annulment Granted After Fight
of Twenty-one Years
PEEKSK1LL, Sept. 30.?The matri?
monial tangles of Mrs. Josephine
Meade, of Klder Street, Brooklyn, cov?
ering a period of twenty-one years,
ended yesterday when Supreme Court
Justice Morschauser granted her ;. final
decree of annullment. In 1899, when
; thirteen years old, Mrs- Meade, then
Josephine Simmons, married S. D.
Meade, of Cortland' ille, N. Y.
They ?separated two years later. In
'? 1,904, believing herself free, Mrs.
I Meade. married lier present husband,
Milton Kentner, of Brooklyn. Sixteen
years later, and in the spring of this
year, Justice Cvopsy granted Kentner
an annulment on the ground that his
wife was still Mrs. Meade. Yesterday
she was legally freed from Meade.
Sun rises... f. :52 a.m.(Sun seta... S :39 p.m.
. Moon rises. 7:59 p.m.lMoon sota. 9:41a.m.
Not?.--Tho above tlgures aro standard
time and not New fork State timo.
Ixiriil Forecast.?Rain a ni much cooler
'o-day: fair and cool to-morrow: north?
Official Record.?Tho following official
record from tho Weather Bureau shows
temperatures during the last twenty-four
hours, In comparison with the correspond
18 a m . . . . 07 1 p, in ... . ?7 S p. m . . . . 90
S n. m.. 29.65 1 p, m 29.50|8 p. m.. 29.ni",
GencraJ Weather Conditions
WASHINGTON"! Sept. 30 r-. The South?
ern storm moving rapidli northeastward
Increased greatly In intensity Thursday
nigh! Its center was off the New Jersey
Coa t, with the lowest barometer ".9,'JS
inches nl Atlantic City, This Btorm has
been attended by Kalos along the entire At
lantlc Coast from New England southward
. to Cuba and over the Gulf of Mexico, It also
lias been attended by heavy rains In the
Middle Atlantic states, lighter rains In
the upr. Ohio Valley afid tho region of
the On at Lakes.
weather prevailed in all Western
i districts There has been a decider] fall
In t : pei tun ivithin the last twenty-four
hours, generally easl of the Mississippi
River, except ?n Ni ,v England and also
in the wesi Gulf states. Thi temperatura
is rising . ,-er the Rocky Mountain region
and the Northwest, the lowest tempera?
tures of r.rd in September occurred at
a number of points In the Gulf states
Thursdaj n rnlni
There were frosts Thursday morning in
the plain.? states as tar south as Oklahoma
and in the upper Mississippi Valley and
thi upper :...? region. In New England,
New V'orl Pennsylvania and New Jersey
the weather will be unsettled with rain
and much ooler, with shifting gales Fri- ;
day and fair Saturday. Elsewhere oast of
tho Mississippi River tho weather will be1
generally fair Friday and Saturday. Tho :
temperature will riso Saturday in "tho re- i
glon of tho Croat Lakes, the Ohio Valley. :
I Tennessee and th.- south Atlantic and oast :
Stori warnings aro displayed on ?h?
Coast at and north of Cape Hat
teras and also on lakes Huron Erie and
District Forecast ? South N'ew England:
Rain, followed by clearing, much cooler
Fi ida> Sat urdaj . fa Ir and cool
Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsyl?
vania and Now Jersey: Rain, much cooler
Friday; Saturday, fair and cool.
Delaware and Maryland. Cloudy and
cooler Friday; Saturday, fair and cool.
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That Complement the
THIS is a season when the blouse and
the accessories of the tailored cos?
tume have a widely varied and charming
existence. The blouse itself may be one
of a hundred modes, it may express itself
in filmy chiffon or Georgette crepe or may
be a thing of crisp frills and dainty hand
work, or fine lace and the exquisite tnm
ness of batiste and voile. Chiffon blouses
shimmering with beads and made of lay?
ers of color, such as dark Malay brown
over rust color, or dark blue over old blue,
are much favored this Autumn to wear
with harmonizing tailored suits. For the
midnight blue cloth suit the lingerie
blouse is ever correct and charming.
A few examples of particularly suc?
cessful blouses of the various types are shown on this page. The
Blouse Shop has blouses far more elaborate and more expensive than
ariy of these, but these have been chosen for their extremely good
modes, their excellence of material and workmanship, and their rea?
The small accessories that act as foils for the smart tailored
costume, and that indicate just how much the wearer is of the mode
of the moment, such charming trilles as bags, handkerchiefs, umbrel?
las, and veils, are unusually attractive this Autumn. With the aid
and abetment of a new blouse, a smart bag, and a clever little veil of
the newest color drooping from one's hat, the simplest tailored suit
of the season takes on a positively regal air.
This most attractive suit blouse is
t?/pical of the charming things that
are bring done with colored chiffon
this season. It is of soft dark broum
chiffon over rust color, with hand
stitchcr}? of brown and a brown satin
girdle that fits o <er < ' l:irt belt.
The blouse at the left is of fine white batiste,
with a wide, jabot-like frille, finely plaited and
edged with real filet lace. The collar is of wide
filet lace in a charming design. Price, $23.25. In
the middle is a smart high necked blouse, entirely
hand-made of white batiste, edged with real Va?
lenciennes lace. TIu's is very good for wear with
the severely tailored sud. Price, $16.38. At the
rigid, a simple little hand-made blous< "r ? i ba?
tiste, made with tucks and hemstitching on the
bodice, and drawn work on the collar. Price So.00.
Second floor, Old Building.
For the tailored person is a tub
shirt of ?chite habutai silk in excel?
lent quality, made with the favored
V-neck, well-fitting collar, and cuffs
made for cuff-links. The only trim?
ming is n fine edging of plaited self
material Price, $9.00.
Second floor. Old Building.
AGS of silk duvetyn, made of self-colored frames or with metal
frames, are again of the smartest of the season. The colors most
desired are brown, .that soft warm brown that harmonizes with so
many colors, elk and taupe. Some of these bags are embroidered
with self-color, or in deep red and browns of Autumn. All of them
are expressive of the new Autumn mode. Prices range from $5 to
$25. A large envelope bag, new this season, may be had in duvetyn,
velvet, silk, calfskin, and morocco leather. The colors are black,
navy blue, tan, and in the morocco in black only. Prii e , $13 to 820.
This is really very smart and new.
UMBRELLAS are having new Autumn gaiety and color of
handle this season. There is a little umbrella with a ring in its nose,
a bak?lite ring attached to a bak?lite handle, and this ring slips over
one's arm conveniently and smartly. These umbrellas are made all
white or colored and white bak?lite com?
bined in their handles. In such colors as
,deep red, purple, green and midnight
blue. The ribs are tipped with bak
and the little ferules are also of bak??
lite. Prices, $7.50 to SI8.50. With a wide
choice of umbrellas and a range of prices
in between. -
THE NEWEST VEILS are the large
over-the-hat type of large meshed silk or
fine linen edged with Chantilly lace, em?
broidered motifs that look like chamois,
leather leaves, and delightful things of
that sort. The favorite colors are rust,
soft dark brown, tan and navy blue.
These are made veils; the veils by the
yard are mostly of the dotted type piade
with woven dots. 85c to $3.
Main floor, Old Building.