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THE SUN, MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1913.
NEWMAN IS ARRESTED
ON FORGERY CHARGE
Coroiior Suva Thorn Is No l-'ouii-(Intioii
POM OK AI,SO SAT I SKI Kl)
F.'idipr-in-liiw of Bookkeeper
S n nl i iiir My ltini in Crim
William P. Newman, a hoeekkoeper for
the National City llnnk of New Uoeholle,
vvns arrested In that city yesterday and
eliarpeil with furfrrry. Umnois thai tho
rorrmcr desired to question him as to
tlln circumstances nttcndlni; the (tenth f if
his father and mother on Nov e'tiiher 17
Yount; Newman, who returned from
Great Harrington, Muss., mi Saturday
nlitht with his brill, a elnitnhtcr of Cor
nelius .!. l.cary, n wralthy contractor, wan
arrested on a warrant which specllled
that lie had "omitted to make trno en
tries In the bonks of the National City
liank." The nmonnt missed by the bank
Is about l.cmo. which Mr. l.cary says
he will make iiond If It be shown that
Newman took the money.
tt had been expected that the return
of Newman fiom a belated honeymoon
WOllId be of Intelcst In Colonel' William
It. Livingston, kiiicc friends of the Coroner
had Riven out a stoiy that the Coroner
had evidence which placed Newman under
Crave, suspicion and the Coroner did not
take the trouble to deny the story. Tho
Insistence of District Attorney Wlnslovv
of Westchester county and his assistant,
Frederick K. Weeks, brounht out the fact
that thini was no evidence connecting
youtni Newman with the death of his
mother and father.
Cormier Clrnrs Mrwumn.
Tho Coroner, having heard from the
District Attorney, ovcrcamu his reluctance
to talk nnd finally cleaied Newman from
all suspicion that he had had anything
to dn with tils parents' death.
"I shall make public, probably to-day.
tho Anilines of tho Impi'st." said Coro
ner Livingston Inst nlsht. "My icport will
be that the evidence Indicates that
George n. Newman killed his wifo
and ttun hinisilt. 1 have tin evi
dence, connectlnt; tho son with the
murder. It is true tl'ut a woman testllled
at tho Inquest that she didn't want to
say anything to hurt Will Newman, but
her testimony is of no Importance."
Lieut. Cody of the New Itochello police,
who Investigated the death of Mr. and
Mrs. Riorgo L. Newman, said that the
elder Newman undoubtedly shot Ins wife
and then himself. Newman had no money
and was unable to work steadily. lie and
his wlfo had riceived J7 a weik from the
on, hut the son's marriage reniuvnl this
dependence. There was plenty of evidence,
Lieut. Cody said, that young Newman was
devoted to his mother and father and that
lie was illustrated fiom gro f whin they
There was a curious relationship, how
ever, P. tw. i t'ie death of the mother and
father and the prosecution of the son for
forgery Tho pistol used In the mutder
and suicide, or double suicide, was one
that yuung Newman had taken from the
bank w.thout the permission of Its owner,
George Mueller, tho. paMng tiller, 1'or
onmo weeks prior in November 17 the
bunk had We-ti Investigating a shortage,
and Will aiu Ii. Newinin had been under
suspicion Lou's Neucotnbe, a private de
tective eniployi d by the bank, made up
his mind that If Newmm would lake a re
volver from tho bank hu would take,
Km ml licet Ills ItooUa,
Henry M Lester, president of tbn bank,
advised Newman to take it vacation to
recover from the shock of his parents'
dentil. Wh'-n the joung man went away
with his bride tho hank examined his
books and found reason to prosecute. At
no tlmo d!d tho bank officials t.iki any
stock Ml run.or.1 that Newman killed his
Mr l.cary, the voung man's father-In-'
law. te'egrnplied htm to como home be
cause e'a gi of minder were" In circula
tion. When Mr and Mrs. Newman arrived
In New Iter Ik Mo on Stturd.iv night they
were met ! M- I.e.irv. who took them to
his home Newman was Indignant about
tho Insinuation of murder.
On tm i veiling of November 17, he
raid, he wis In a fr.i'it loom of the
apartment and was dress, nu- when he
heard shots liied Kunnlng to the kitchen
he saw his lather dead on the floor ft mt
his mot her dviug. She cried out to him
In her agon lb- ruluiltti'd that ho had
taken a pistol from the hank because he
wanted to ne it in killing skunk", and
ho supposed that bis father must have
Denied lliihlilnu tile ftnnU.
lie denied eniph.iticallv that he had
robbed the' National Civ Hank. Therii
Might have been, he Mini, somo mistakes
In h. a. itiit, some errors of book
keeping, In.t these would be dun to a
lack of svst.ni in tin methods of book
keeping "When inv father-in-law tele,
graphed for mo to come home," ho siild,
"because Muie were ugly stories Hying
around, I made up my mind to return
Newman and Mr. l.cary left the tatter's
home, fi7l Webster avenue, yesterday
morning, Newman Inlindid in sum nder
himself, but mar I'ollce Ileaihiuarters
Lieut. Codv met them nnd placed New
man tindei nriest. lie was arraigned
before Cite .Indue .Swinbinne, who ad
journed the heating until to-morrow
morning nt s mi o'clock. Tbn complain
ant w its Cashier riandrnut of the bunk.
.Tudgn Swinburne Used Newman's ball at
$2,000, and Mr, l.'iiry (iiialllled ns bonds
man Willi New Itochellc property. New
man told the Judge that he would explain
the tlinrgi iiwav when the time came.
Mr la n J said that lie didn't believe
that Hilly N'ewiuan had taken the. Imnk'n
nionev lb made It i ppaicnt that hn Is
standing b' bis scui-ln-liiw.
The Ni wniaiis' tainilv phslelati, Dr,
Peck, siili Ids eviiiiilnntlon of the bodies
proved i urn luivt ly to him that fieorgn
D, Nevvniieli slim his wife three times
nnd thin killed himself
CAMPAIGN FOR NEW HOSPITAL.
Two Hundred Men nil it Women to
Ciiiiviihs WnnliliiKlnn lleldhls.
At 10 o'clock this morning 100 members
of the ladles' auxiliary of the Washington
Heights Hospital, headed by Mrc. Aibilph
Heller, and 100 men of the hospital com
mittee, under the direction of Henry Wolf,
will start a house to houso cnnvni of
ths Heights section, beginning at 143th
treet, to solicit funds for a new J 150,000
The old structure has becomo Inadoeiunts.
It U purposed to build the new hospital
nesr Broadway and 1 SOth stieet. Tim
comnrltteo which has chatgo of collecting
funds plans u vigorous cauipalgn of ten
days or .two weeks run on lines similar to
tha recent Y. M. C. A, campaign.
To-night tha members of tint committee
wll meet at lleiily'u restainnnt, 1 tilth
street' and BroJPway, to report on their
day's work. 1
The Republican boss of Atlantic
BOSS, TO PRISON
Confirmed fmm Flnt I'mir.
tho real badeT, now Is going to prison be
cause the hlglust courts In his State have
sustained his conviction on a charge, of
h.ivlng, as a member of the Hoard of
Water Commissioners ot Atlantic City,
awarded a contract to a company In
which ho was a stockholder. He was
convicted In hl own county by a Jury
of hU own fillow citizens, sentenced In
his own courts and lost every appeal be
fore courts with the composition ot which
he had something to do.
The anazenient of l-'rlday was due to
nil these facts, that any court or courts.
any Judge or Judges, prosecutor or prose- j
luiuis tvouiei n.tve me uim.iciiy hi no Mien
a thing to him. Had they no fear of a
political he lea fur?
To appieviato the power exercieil by
Kuehnle for thliteeti years in Atlantic
City, according to some, you would havo
to take all tin- pnwe r ever exercised by
Hnss Tweed, the Philadelphia gang, tho
Pittsbutg ring, Abe lttnf In Salt b'r.mclsco
and Tammany Hall ar pnscnt and enn
ceiitrate it In one man and then ou
would fall a little short.
Ills Power Wns Almoin tr.
Hach ot the men or the Institutions bad
some limitations, but for ten of tho thir
teen years they say there was no such
word In Ktiehnle's dictionary. He was
ahsoliito and undisputed. He had no clit
ics and hardlv a vestige of opposition
except where, for political reasons, he In
spired It himself Hi was Atlantic City
from the lloirdw.ilk to the nuadows and
nothing was done without his nod of ap
proval. Tho lloardwalk came Into existence be
cause he said so nnd hotels wi re built,
struts were laid out and paved or not
paved, trolley triu ks went down or did
not go down and cars ran or stopped.
The streets vvi re lighted lit night or lv
n,.innl il.uk at his will, the tch phone nnd
telegraph wires wire strung or remained
unstrung, water came to the city, plumb
ing was put in bouses, sewers wero laid
down, storis opened, hotels rceeivfd
licences to exist! Jhe polke, the llreinen
and nil other iuui'Ic(ip.il employei s exer
clsul tli ir function at his will; tbn
courts were formed from Sheriff to Judge,
Including prosecutors, iiitirt attend. tnrs,
jurnis and gtnrid Juiors on his indorse,
merit, even papirs wire sold only lucauso
Im said so.
There was rime, they sav, only with
his approval, Sunday violations, gambling
and attendant vices. In short, every
thing moved at his nod oxcept the ocean
which fringes one side of the city. He
was never accused of commercializing
the tides, although he had a fairly elll
clent control of its beaches.
Seems Still Able t Utile.
All this powir was gained by the son
of air Atlantic county hotel keeper. Just
bow he did it Is a matter of argument
which Is never settled. They say he Is
not a brilliant man, nor a resourceful
man. not a man with Initiative, but they
admit he bad the power and m ems to havo
It now. It would not surprise them It be
continues to exercise It whllo ho Is at
Trenton, llo was not a poor man win n
he began, having something like KiO.OOO,
which he mhetitid from his fatlu r, but
once he had a million dollars, according to
bis own statement. He has tint that much
now, for good and sutllclent reasons. He
was never an autocrat In manner, but his
curt "You can," or "You can't" made, and
unmade political careers.
Kuehnle evolvnl himself Into n political
boss of the absolute tpe and became
olio before any one else knew It or per
haps even ho was conscious of It Hn Is
r.il yiars old, unmarried nnd caino to
Atlantic "ltv from Kgg Harbor oir Sep
tember I, l"r. Ills father was a hotel
man, owning one big hotel In I'gg liar,
bor and another In Atlantic City
Kuehlilc's hotel, the Corner, at Atlantic,
avenue and North Carolina street,
Louis Kuehnle took charge of the At
lantic city hotel and ran It until 1907.
Hn was a tjpleal country hotel man and
tho three story frame building where tho
destinies of Atlantic Cltv were settled for
so many jT.irs Is an old fashlnned place,
with resort tnoilllliatloiis In tho way of
lunch I'ounters nnd oster bars.
Alvtn I'ree Willi .Money,
Kuehnle ran It from barroom to dining
room In the old fashioned way and there,
he made his first ncnualiitahco with the
voters, llo was liberal by habit, always
free with his money, ready to help the
needy lit it 1 1 times.
He does not remember Just when he
went In'n politics. Hei Just met people,
day after day and because of his open
heartnl liberality rn.uln Hum his friends,
lie Is not a man of dissipations of any
sort, but bo Is 11 hall fellow well met In
other wnvs. He cnuld have had rin polltl
e ret innhltlntiH at first because ho was a
Iiemoei.il In the c.ll ilaJH, I 11(1 a Demo,
crnt elms not stand much of a e banco In
the' banner Ilepnhllcan county of New
Jersey unless the Itepiibllcnn leader
The late LoiiIr P. Srntt, a brilliant
politician, wns the Itepiihllciui leader nf
Atlantic City when Kuehnle giew to man
hood, ami with cx-Cniigi cssmnn John
nardlier, receiillj lellred, and Smith -
Johnsnii tun tho county, The i liiuivilnl
divided patmuauo nnd controlled ilisllnles
and Kuehliln iitll'lliieil Scott's attention,
Tho lata !' P Stiiv, then Major of the
ell v, uppiiliili'd Kuiiuiln as u liemoeiat
tu the niiii-piii'tlsau Hoard of Write r Com
mlssloners fifteen years nun. and Kuthnto
City, who will go to prison iliis week.
Justice or the Supreme Court of New
Jersey, who prcsiJeJ at Kuehnlc's trial
emerged from his first term a Kepubllcan.
Scott began to allow the power to drift
away from him and M piot.ct himself
made, Kuehnle nnd State Senator I'dward
S. Leo his lieutenants. In Me murso of
a few years Scott died and his two lieu
tenants began to tight for his placet
There are four wards running from the
ocean front to the meadows, .is Uie are
inlled. The meadow ldo of the city
controls each waul, because it is there the
niiplnyies of the various hotels and other
resort places llvo the yi ar ruoiiiid. Negroes
used for all kinds of work In the resort
are In the rn.ijoilly In the nuiithms, and
their 2, owl votes foiiu the balance) of
power In tho city.
As the negro goes so goes the city,
with a small leserve of foreigners to help
out when oecaslon demands. At the out
set of the tight In I'.o'O Senator Lee
thouRht be had the negroes, but when
tho crisis ciimo Kuehnle had them, and
that made him leader. llo had them
after that In one form or the other
until recently. Now they are said to bo
under the p.itionuiee of a man who has
been with Kuehnlo from time to tlmo.
Kuehnle became leader about the limn
Illchard Croker vvns telling the Mnzet
committee In New York that he was "for
my pocketbook every time'" and lie seemed
to' adopt that as bis motto. He woiked It
along with a most ambitious programme
for tho improvement of the city.
'Itonst, Don't Kiioi'U," Ills Meiumi.
"A bigger nnd better Atlantic City"
became his war cry. "Iloost, don't
knock," was another. Criticism under
that plan beenmo mi attack on the city.
Hotel keepers would shudder as peripa
tetic refoi mers would raise their voices.
"It will hurt the town," said they. "Don't
spoil the season,"
In line with his policy Kurlmlo Im
mediately stinted to make Atlintic City
bigger and better, and now It must b
admitted that It" leaves tt much bigger
and better In an architectural seriho than
It was befntv. True, It has been asserted
that one nut of every three dollais ex
pended In beautifying the city failed to
attain the object for which It was appro
printed, but tho two other dollars wero
made to wink,
He wanted a bigger nnd better Hoard
walk aud he- got It. He wanted a scwags
system and h got It. Thero wns a tele
phono monopoly and be bruko that up by
starting an opposition company imw con
trolled by the Independent telephone sys
tem. The electric lighting was unsitls
factory and expensive. Kuehnlo got back
nf a company which started up In opposi
tion arid brought down tho price.
(ias was silling nmiind ILSH a thou
sand feet and Kuehnle niganlzed a gas
eeimpany, which In th" end brought gas
down to no cents a thousand,
Improved nsllwny Hrrvlrer.
The street railway service was unsatis
factory and Kuehnlo organized tho Cen
tral Passenger Hallway Company, ulti
mately sold to the Atlantic City and
Hinr Company, but II cave Atlantic! City
llrst rate street railway transportation.
Ho organized a hot watel heating com
pany, which did not make a success,
Stteet paving had been a controversy
for years In tho city. As the beach front
eis pay the taxes while the nii'.idows dn
tbn voting, the bench feaied the cost ot
paving the stieets. Kuehnlo went In for
paving and IndltecUv stinted th" crusadn
Willi h led In his e-onviclloii. lie fought fur
paving, llrst blthullllc and then nsphult,
and he won out,
Atlantic avenue Is magnltlceiitly pnvi'd
and so me the other avenues iiml most of
the ltees. II cost the illy heavily, but
the used bus belief rttecits.
Ill all thee public! Iinpinvenients
Isiiehnle leeched a leward, Tho pom
panics he oiganled all sold out nl good
Ihiiiiis, for they hud no difficulty In ob
taining irarrulilsea on llbuAu terms, tusU
IF you will supply the self
denial to save $10 per
month, we will supply the
best method ot Investing it.
Our Guaranteed First
Mortgage Certificates will
help you to save and will rjive
you good Interest on any
money you have saved.
Call at any office or write
AND TRUST C?
Capital . . S 5.000.000
Surplus all earned) 1 1 ,000.000
176 B'wsy, N. V. 173 Rem wn St., D'tuyn.
3.10 Fulton St.. .lamsKs.
he nmnssul wealth. They wero tint his
olilv sources of Income, however.
.There was the: little matter of the Con
FUtncis Ilrewlng Company, which brings
up another featuto of tho old political
methods of Atlantic CIU.
Kueiillle 1'oritrolled the City Council,
which was the ivntre of all power In tho
city. It exiiclsid every municipal func
tion, It awarded all licenses and all
privileges. Among other things, it awarded
all contracts for Improvements and passed
upon all bills.
Consumeis lliewing Company beer be
came' viry popul.ir Inum illately. It was
generally r'poitcd, without absolute cer
tainty, that If a hotel rn.irr wanted to
get along, have Ills license reviewed nnd
e'scape trouble he would take a step In
th" right din etlon by bujlng Consumers
beer. He did and tho brewery ni.idu
money, so did Kuehnle'.
Ills II ii ii n is rineirUlii'd.
He went Into banks and was for a tlmo
a director, as If Is now a stoe khotdi r,
of th" banks, trust companies and uafu
deposit Institutions. Thee banks nour
ished. It was Jtit as well to hnvn a de
posit In a bank In which tho Commo
dore was interest! el. He went Into other
companies which supplied various other
public tacessltbs and they all flourished.
Nothing seemed to escape him and his
friends. Jteal estate was one nf his
favorites. That a strip of land on the
meadows or up around tho Inlet bought
by him should be selected as a pirk or
that streets should go through his lots
was only an evidence nf h,s foiesight, nnd
he made! more money.
While fortune favored him personally
It goes without saving that Kuehnlo al
ways kept his rniehlrte well grease-el. He
mad" money, but ho was willing to share
It with lieutenants, and they all prospered,
lb' rraehid out Into t'i" county early
1 iiise the county his a w-ry Important
lntluen e on Atlantic c;tj. He Pststed
that h" should always name the Sherltf,
and as a matter of f ret alternated two
men In that olllce for years. He hid tha
naming of the prie-i'Ctitnr and of course
the Judge', Ho hasn't got tho Judge now
by any means
Sent .Indue tn Try Kiielinle.
Mr. W!lon when Clovernor twn yeaisj
ago sent a vcr keen, capable Judge In
Samuel K.ilih of the suprrTo Court
clown from New ink to try Kuehnle.
Kuehnle wanted the eoimtv law uillcers
bee all-" Atlantic City eld not want un
favorable consideration m e"i" Impnrtart
thing. The beach front, or a great part
nf It, was sirona in the belief th it It mu-t
be nllowid U' ibpior nn Sund.iv. Onrt
part of ! ..l-o Iwlieved tin ie slmuld b
opporiunltv f,.r Hio-c Inel r, , t.i gam' '
and vv.i- In fiv.ir of w'nk'ig at other
With ho. tie coints there was much
danger, so thai Kuehnl" did r.,'t loe nnv
power, because there were few" proseru
tlons for such violations, few trU" bills
found by Cr.md Juries selected b the
Sheriff or fewer verdicts bv petit Juries
also selected by the saine nllhi.il.
There Is no doubt th.it all this fuvnr
was ennvne ! Ial!ed and that some one
made a great 'nconie from the Annua!
secret taxi's so lnMi7,ed.
When It came down to prnctlc-il politics
recent trlala :u which many 'onvictlons
were had are illuminating. The system
In voeue here his been denounced as the
rawest ever known In the country.
Votes llecnioi' Vlercliiiiiillse,
Voles became inerch indl-e'. Just as a
pound nf sugar or a v. ml of calico, and
there was r,,i e ineenlment of the fact. It
has been pMiti. d that fi was tho ruling
price fur i.nli vote .iiul th. re was no cut
In the pile for repeit'ng
niico men stood in the middle of At
lantic avenue with nvi icn.it pneke is cram
med with $2 bills and handed them out
Later that became Inconvenient Iscause
of the new ballot s.v stern and they hired
store buildings f,,r th purpose.
It was testified at a i ice tit trial whli h
resulted In the conviction of Tom Me.
Pevitt and young Aniov that a store was
hired In one wotd and fitted up with a
counter. The re was a cantde r and a book
keeper. Kaon seller ot his vote would
como In and receive a sheet of onrlion
paper the size of tho regular ballot and
a sample ballot. Ho had to take his
carbon and the sample Into the booth with
hlrn and superimpose the regular ballot
em the carbon over the snmpln ballot.
Ills markings wero then teglsiered, and
when lie returned to tile store if the mark
ings were right Im received his 2.
If he wanted another ballot be could
get It and try again. One negto who was
convicted swoie that after repeating In
Philadelphia and Camden elections In the
morning ho ennm to Atlantic City nnd
voted fifteen times, receiving Z for each
Tho repeaters wero tnkeri around In
gangs of twenty, riding together In trolley
cars. As they went from ward to ward
they would exchange hats aud receive
names under which to vote. '
Voteel Fort -six Demi Men.
In one ward they voted foVty-l dead
men In one election, Thero wero never
objections, protests or Investigations.
"What do you want to do, injure Atlantic
City and hurt business':" silenced outcry.
So long as Kuehnle's activities wero
conlllied tn contracts arid concessions
made by the City Council he could lint be
touched. No orin ever licensed him of
election Irregularities because as leader
hn left work to his lloulenniils nnd thn
tho nesioes wcte always voted solidly by
Kach municipal activity was in charge
of a different man and evcrj thing was
systematized. There could not bo any
troublii and would never have hern any
trnuhl" If It had not been for a stranger,
so Kuehnlo'a friends say. They aro very
bltlor against William I. Cln iry to-day
and Kuehnle himself has no warm feel
ings tnwaid that energetic Tcnnessecan.
Cherry appeared In Allnntlc City about
seven years ngo, representing a blthulltlc
company nnxlous to obtain contracts fur
street paving. Tho Council awarded these
contracts nnd everything went swimming,
Cherry liked Atlantic City nnd concluded
In make his home there. He and Kuehnle
became warm friends and In the course of
tlnin thero appeared In the business world
the United Pnving Company. Cherry was
picsldent and Kuehnlo vice-president, with
other politicians nnd officeholders as di
rectors and stockholders.
Moon llnil II In I'onlrnets.
The I'ulted Paving Company was suc
cessful from thn start and soon had con.
tracts amounting tu about rl,0nn. It
was successful In almost every hid. Them
might bo Uiui'r bids nu occasion, hut al
wavs Hie loweil bidders falle'd to come up
to tbn sciillcntlniis. Anyway tho Culled
Pnving Company gut llm work,
There could havn been no trouble fnr
Kuehnle In nil this because he had until
trig tn do Willi awaidlng the eeiutrais and
ho Vtiut never (tcutduii until il Wu to
I the Wiinilslavc water main project. Thero
Atlantic city gets lla drinking water
' fiom attesiari wells at Absecon, seven
miles over the meadows, l'or years th"
water was brought over In small pipes
and It became tiecejssary to Install ono
large main. The Culled Paving Company
dlil not bid on this project because, nc
cording to law, Kuehnle as Water Com
mlsslniicr could not receive! a bid fiom
his own company.
Crank Loekwood, a coulractur of New
York city, did bid, however. He was not
tho lowest bidder, but hu won bi'cailsi' tho
lowest man did not make out hit, specltl
cutlons according In rule. Iickwood got
the contract for about ?3nil,000.
ni'fnr r Assnlleil Ktiehnle.
On thai same day Loekwood suddenly
discovered thai he could not finance his
contract and assigned It to William I.
Cherry, who went on with the work, re
diving about To,00o in addition for al
lowances. Certnln things had been happening In
the meantime. A reform element which
pooh-pooh'd th" nncicnt slogan of 'don't
sling mud at our town and hurt business'
had torn" along and started u morning
newspaper and other trouble. Also Wood-
row Wilson had been elected Governor of
The reform element, which dhl not cars
what It said, went tight out after Kuehnl"
anil his licuti Hants, attacked the water
main Job as u violation of tho law and
I turned tho light on considerable political
iiisioi? in lie- i-"um
No one was particularly disturbed at
what tho "knockers." weie doing In 1510,
bi'causo "what could they do?" A Grand
Jury had other things to attend to and
tho community feared revelatlonr. Thero
was no disturbance, until one day a blow
fell from air unexpected quarter.
The eiovcrnor for gnoil and sufficient
reasons choso Justice Kalisch to preside
over the court of Atlantic county and
Justice Kalisch one day discovered that
thero was another method of obtaining a
tirnnd Jury than with tho aid of the
A clrand Jury could be chosen by elisors
as they uro calleel III old Hngllsh Com
mon Law; that Is by disinterested citi
zens selected by the court where thero Is
reason to believes that tho Sheriff Is nn
These elisors, citizens of Atlantic City
and from tho county who wero not mem
bers of tin- dominant machine, went to
work and selected a group of business
men and Attorney-Utncral Wilson Went
to work with the in.
That Orand Jury simply took Atlantic
City as It came and before they had fin
Islusl they had returned a bushel of In
dictments against about ovcry well for
tilled politician In tho city. Indictments
rami) out by scores against white and
blnck, big and little, old ami young, and
among the first was the Inellctment
'against Louis Kuiimle himself.
lie- was oharReil with violating the
law In that ln had voteel to award tho
water main contract to his own company.
The roar that went up was strictly par
tisan and e!ov Wilson vvns nccuseel of
seeking to ruin tho Hepubllcan party for
Kuehnlo was Indicted In 1311 nnd In
IVcember nf that i'ar went to trial.
Attorne.v -cleneral Wllfon prosecuted and
Justice Kails, li presided.
Political Dictntor Is Convicted.
The trial ellel not last long. It was
shown that while the contract was In the
nam" ot I,ickwoiil ami Cheiry, the book
keepers of the t iiitcd Paving Comparrv
handled nil the work and checks received
fiom tho city In pay for the work were1
ib'poslted tn the account of the United ;
Paving Company. Iickwood had been
an employee of tho company. I
Kni'lml" was e orivicted on December 21
anil In the follnw'ng month of Jnninry
was scnti-nivd to the one' juir at hard .
I, .bor ami a J 1 ono line. j
It was a il.stnict shoe'k to learn that '
Kuehnle hnel be-e-n eonvi. te.l on a tech
nual 'hnrg". but Atlantic Cltj never be
lieved that h" would e-ver spend a dav
in prison "It was only a political Job
anyway." sabl Kuehnle s supporters. They
added that Unv. WINon was sis-king to
disrupt the He publican parly. When the
time canv, they prophesied, the Judges
of tho upper limits would let the worlel
know nil about It and would quickly re
veal the' hideous conspiracy.
Kuehnb' in the meantime went on as
leMlcr unillsmaei and unhurt. They
went umle r a commission form of gov
ernment In Atlantic eity last year and
Kuehnle' s men won three out of thn five!
places It is s.uel they won four, but ono
man switched afterward.
In tin' meantime Kuehnle's case had
gone up to the first court above and to
the bewilderment of many It hid sus
tained the conviction The Court of er
rors now rem lined and they were reileet
upon to ells-, e-rise Ju-fie-e. So far ns At
lantic eitv was coni'irriiil It was getting
so It counl not under stand courts any
way. Oveeet 1 1 1 en iiiiie "CJriitl tuile."
Although Km hnle himself hail never
taken mu. h Interest In State politics e
ccpt to give his party banner majorities
he hail beipi'd many men to office who
owe el him some "gratitude," but "grati
tude" seemed to be a lost virtue'.
In tho meantime -Justice' Kalisch had
gone on convicting other prominent citi
zens nnd hn was succe-edesl by Juilgo Clar
ence' Cole, a Democrat, who kept up tho
samo work. Tho Sheriff could no longer
be relied upon In the matter of Grand Jur
ies Then on November II, 1P13, th" Court
of Krrors alllrmed the conviction, the very
Inst court of the State. Light to ono thn
vuto of the Judges stood, and there was
no getting arciuul it
Then Atlantic City became very much
concerned Only th" Supremo Court of
the Cnlted States remained and nobody
around there hail any particular pull with
that august tribunal. Thn case would
have to go tlnie anyway, and Immediately
It became' known that Kuehnlo had re
tained a hand of great lawyers to tako
the case tn Washington on a constitu
An appeal wns looked for any day.
There wei" many conferences, long con
sultations nnd nt last on Friday Kuehnlo
mad" uii his mind for himself.
Tho Hudson county cases had been car
ried up to Washington nnd had been
thrown out; what was the uso for htm to
try? He would take his medicine. Ha
niacin th" announcement coolly to his lieu
tenants and they let It bo known. Tho
Criday evening scene followed.
In all these yea ts Kuehnlo had always
lived simply. Until the death of his
mother hn always remained with her In
tho littler Hat on Atlantic avenue con
venlent to "Tho Corner." Jerry has been
living with htm for seventeen years and
during all that time has randy been out
of his sight. The late Jem Dunn of New
York bought Jerry seventeen years ago
nnd gave him to Kuehnle and th dog and
the dlrtatnr have never been separated
Hlnce. Kuehnle, without dissipations, lias
hnel ono recreation, He Is a yachtsman,
linen hn owned three achts mid was the
head of th" Atlantic City Yacht Club.
Now he has two small boats and a bunga
low boathotiso nn tho shore'. Ho will not
talk much about hl case',
Is Prouil of Ills Aclileveiiients.
"There Is nothing for mi to say," h"
remarked to a St'N correspondent to-day,
"1'vo got to take my medicine and I am
going to take It without complaining, I
wns convicted on a technical charg" upon
which many oftlceholders could bo con
victed. They were out to get mn and
with nil their Investigations and huo and
crv they could only get this,
"I am going to ptlson and I do not
know what will happen In thn year; but
I don't care who It Is, they must admit
that I havo always been for Atlantic!
Cltv first, last and all tho time, They
know what It was when I becamo the
Itcpubllenii leader; they know what It Is I
now. I have soni" pride In thai anyway, I
"I don't kimw whether I will be missed.
1 don't know what will happen. Yc s, I
will h" missed by ono thing anyway,
won't I, Jerry?"
Th" Mill" dog, which had been Ivlng nt
thn fi'ii of his muster, stood up nnd held
up his head for a pal of thn big hand, and
Ho Hot It '
1 lie I
M'GDIRE SAYS FOES
PLOT TO RUIN HIM
lilnmrs Intlictnipiit to TfcfiiMtl
to Tulip Side in t In
ATTACKS 15H0TIIKH Tno
Qtiostions Mental Son mlno nf
fJroru'i1 .Met! ii ire i--piitfx
James K. Mcfiulr". bi'k fr,ti the
tropics to fatv his acijt,-,r.s a-a :.',,i y, s.
terday that the , h'irges i: . !i n vv. i"
th" result of the- er be'wi.n i-;.!iilt and
oil lnterctr He ..'"o c'icst.e.pe t t'ie men
tal soundness of his brother, eje-orgo II
Meftirlre, wi, "" si .ry of e imp iU:i en-'lil'Uti-ui
Kraft lul to Cinnd .tu.'.v o'l-eir.
"The "d people," M 'l'iui" said, ' snt
nu n t" 'i'" before I nil. .1 south on my
las' bunes trip tin.l said that they
would drstt'.y C.md t's atlld evlt if 1 would
elescrt mv friends and Join their side In
th" asphalt enptrovi ry .it Albany. 1 re
fuses!, nnd hence their ch ug''."
Mr. M (luire arr'ved at the Conns) I
vanla Station at 7 o'clock SvumI .
night from Havana by way of by Wist.
He said that Thomas H.is-ett. the confi
dential ascnt of State Knu nee'r lb lis. 1
who Is chniged w.th nisvp'ing a bribe nf
ll.S'ni from a I'nugh'K.'f psie contractor,
went from Hnvani to Key Wet on I he
same boat. McUuIrn left Mr. Has-, tl In
Ill Allteeliioliile- ,,,utf,(
McOuire was met at the station by his
brother, fleorce M.-iluirc The two
started Immediate tv for Junes K. Me
titilre's hnnv In New Iioclieil... At 1'el
ham Parkway and Southern Itoiilevaid
another nutomot.Hn srn.islieel into the-.r
machine, but no one was injured.
In his statement jcti'telay MrCulie
denlesl that h" had ever eonf. rn,l at
Cooperstown with former Ciove-nio- Sut
ler nnd John A. Heninssy about asphalt
contracts, He said that thn Waiiier
ijulnlali e'ompany had attacked him be
cause It hnd failed to sell oil iiM halt to
thn State at 12 cents a gallon which the
company sells to other eonsumeis at e
cents or less.
"The story of Coridlt, as agent for nn
oil company, upon which my indictment
was based," lie said, "is (nit of the con
(piracy of several oil asphalt companies,
"My Indictment cannot be JiHt'tlid on
the evidence! of my brother, choige, h,..
cause of his physical and mental condi
tion, which has been tho concern of h.s
associates for somo time and wh.ch also
explains othtr phases of his testimony,
"The! mania possessed by my brother
that he represented many lln.s nf .
business has led tn glaring eriors In bis
statement He stated that he represented
sevcrnl cement compjnles. Ho never
represented any cement company and
never sold a barrel of cement. Mast of
hi tin i i i i i i i i ii 1 1
" ' S
S. Altman & (So.
Women's Taoflorinnic3ide Suits
in fashionable models, karakul, plush
and ottisr ninateriaio; values $75.00 to
B2g-00 at $58.00
iFiftl) Aunmr. :i'ltl) unit 3j.!i S-ivrrtr., Sriu Uorh.
Oy Per MONTH UPON PLEDGE
Xo OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
THE PROVIDENT LOAN
Fourth Avenue cor. 25th Street
lildriilfie Street cor. HivUiKton Street
Sevenlli Ave. hel. lKtli (iiul -lli Sts.
l.exiiictou Ave. cor. l.Mtli Street
Gr.inil Slreel cor, Clinton Sireel
li.-ist 72(1 St. btt. I.e.xintiton .d Av,
Knst Houston St. cor. I ;ve St.
lt.U A J J. Ill II II 111 I I
B. Starr, Inc
WE invite inspection
of a large number
of pearl necklatcs
of exceptional beauty.
We pay particular attention
to the enlarging and improv.
ing of pearl necklaces.
Wc deal only in Indian
pearls of the finest quality.
ii i , I"
his state mollis about contractors sre Ir
responsible and truncate a weakened men
tal coridit on.
"l-'c.r Install.'", one day he said McGulrei
.V: Co. ellel MJ pi'r cent, of the Statu con
Hectors' Insut.eiiiv business and tho net
clav In' eut It down to IT, per cent. Atuf
thus the Inconsistency nnd errora run
throughout his htati'tue.uts.
"How iiluoliitily Impossible) was his
prnj.-. t of collecting ju,ni)i) each from
as halt companies for tho Ilemocratlo
State committee' through n closed specifi
cation whin three of these companies
sell Hi" saini' material as the Standard
tnl e 'ompariv oii.l the Texas Oil Company,
wl.o aie ih. biggest producers of oil
nsphtlt ..nl could undersell those thren
i ,'! in,, s. v,i be re-.tdlly observed by
those- tarulluir with the business."
Mi. .M.iiuire said that lie sailed for
S i i" I'oin'ngo orr November t becaus"
t'. I'e.mlnli .in e!overnment expected to do
. luge amount of work and he received
wir' fiom the American Minister In
October in go down In November and
evnmiii" the proposals and character of
"About n dozen contractors went down,"
he said, "Incluellng J- Hamilton and
Thomas II Hassett of the Hamilton lZn
glncenrii; Company. It was merely a
i eon. idi-nre that Mr. Hassett was there at
th. snrne time."
Mr. Mednlrn cnlled attention to the fnct
that this Is not the first time that he has
been under Indictment The Assembly In
ism) Investigated n deficiency ot $40o.fin;i
In the finances of the eity of Syracuse.
Mr. McUnlre nt the time was Mayor,
einv. Hoosevett calleel a special Grand
Jury to sit In Syracuse to Investigate the
nelmlnlsiratlon. An Indictment was re
turned against McC 'ind be was trlnl
on a charge of in.ilfe.is.iii, , In oflli e-. Thei
Jury disagree el, the vote standing ft for
acquittal and 3 for conviction, nnd th
matter was drop eel
CITY TO HAVE OWN MAGAZINE.
The "lircntrr CH" Will tlf lleveited
tn tin I'litillc- fiiieiil.
New York Is to have a new monthly
murii-n" Cirly tn the approaching yen
he first number of the Ore-ufcr City will
ie Issued, nnd according to the advance
s'orn it will compare favorably with
th" i,i st m-ig.'izinos of the day
John li. rV'nrnins, John l. Kernan and
Co'1'oi.cti..rr Counsel Watson are behind
tin now magazine, and papers of Incor-po-.itiori
will bo filed In Alhany soon
The company Is Incorporated for 1100,000,
but It Is not expected that It will be a
g'cal monc maker. It Is a civic prop,
osition, to give the puhllc a real Idea of
the workings of tho city, to engago In a
cnste-.H" v. campaign for city planning
ami ndiii'ni-trntlvi' reform, nnd -will bs
devoted to civic nnd municipal tople-s.
The Idea of th" ilrrater City o.nno from
a . onv. rs.itinri which Corporation Counsel
Watson had with Mayor Oaynor last
PEARL ST. MERCHANTS PROTEST.
Want Se-cilem lletneen laifaycttlei
nn el llreineltvel- Hennmed.
"As crooked as re.irl street' has ton
been a local figure of speech. Now the.
Merchants Association will try to unloop
one of the loops by petitioning the Board
of Aldermen to take that section between
Uroadway nnd Lafayette street find -sail
llus'ness men say that as Tearl streeti
starts fmm some place down near tb
JUttory, makes a complete seml-olrcls
and ends nt llro.tdvvay opposite Thomas
street, customers from othnr cities get
confused and have to hunt for tho sales
rooms. It often happens that they (ftvo
up tho search In dlsrust.
(Moaiiday), a Sale of
SOCIETY OF NEW YORK
, , MHONX
(urt jitidt Ave. cor. H8th Street
, HittMiiiTrs 1
rirdli.'ini Avenuu cor. Debovolse St.
I'ltkin Avenue cor. Rockaway Ave.
lAlOANS RFPAID WITHIN
2 TWO WLU!KS FROM DATE