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DF $7,500
City Chamberlain Asks
Public to Suspend
Checks Traced to Him Through
Various New York
NEW YORK. May 2.—Charles Hiram
Hyde, the city chamberlain, appeared
in court this afternoon and pleaded not
guilty to an indictment charging bri
bery. The offense charged is punish
able by imprisonment for not more
than ten years, or a fine of not more
than $6,000, or both.
Bail was set for $7,500 and given.
Samuel Untermyer, the chamberlain's
counsel, asked for an early trial, which
District Attorney Whitman promised.
Before his appointment, Chamberlain
Hyde was the law partner of Mayor
Oaynor, and has long been his personal
friend and political adviser.
Chamberlain Hyde, through his
secretary, today issued the following
"For more than two months the cam
paign has been carried on against me
by the district-attorney and other offi
cials, with the. active and hearty sup
port of two.newspapers with large cir
culations in this city. On April 10 1
asked the public to suspend Judgment
until the close of the case, stating that
nothing had been done by me as city
chamberlain of which 1 or my city
need be ashamed. No official act of
mine has been influenced by any im
proper motive. It has taken two months
to indict me before a body that does
not hear any defense or even explana
tion. 1 have no doubt of the outcome
and toy complete exoneration, and l
shall endeavor to await it with patieneo
and equanimity.”
nobin Tuld Story'.
Mr. Hyde's indictment is said to have
followed a story told the grand Jury by
Joseph U. Robin, who is said to have
related that he made loans through the
Northern Bank to the Carnegie Trust
^"ompany under what he described as
coercion. J V. Smith, Hyde’s secre
tary, is alleged to have received a chick
lor about $11,000 from the Carnegie
«'utnpany. which Smith is said to have
tuhl the grand jury he turned over to
The evidence on which the indict
ment is founded was collected piece
meal, and only after'many witnesses,
some defiant and some with defective
memories, had been examined. The
< oincldenees. as Chamberlain Hyde once
dest . ibed em, that indicated a conne -
tlon between deposits of city cash and
almost ^simultaneous loans to William
J. Cummins and his friends, were con- ;
stdered sign!, ant from the start. In \
at least jiineteen instances it was j
shown that Cummins had borrowed ;
money f a institutions that only, a 1
short time before had received big de- :
posits of city money.
Bank Examiner Hutchins told how
Cummins claimed to have “friends at
court,” and Joseph B. Reiohmann de
clared he considered Cummins's best
asset his friendship with Hyde.
On top of this came the reported ad
missions of Cummins nimself to the
effect that he had frequently interceded
with Hyde to secure city deposits for
certain bunks and his admission of the
fact that these banks had each <f them
loaned Y or his enterprise money.
Apart from these striking series of
coincidences was the statement of Jo
' seph Q. Robin that he had been forced
by Chamberlain Hyde, at the latter's
private office, on the night of August
23, *o go to the aid of the Carnegie
Trust. Robin says that he was taken
to Hyde’s office by Cummins and Retch
mann for the express purpose of hav
ing the chamberlain put the necessary
pressure upon him to give the desired
aid. a -
John V. Smith. Hyde's secretary, de
clares the money he obtained was noth
ing more than a business deal, and that
that was the gist of his testimony be- i
fore the grand jury Smith say? Hyde ;
sent for him and said, after telling him j
he needed money :
“Smith, go down to the Carnegie:
Trust Company or sonic of the other j
hanks we’re doing business with and
get me some money.”
Thereupon he weht to the Carnegie j
and negotiated the loan
A Statj banking department em-,
ployee discovered the vouchers for the
checks paid over to Hyde in the North
ern Bank during the examination made
by the representatives of the depart
ment after it failed last December.
There arc said to be four cheeks cov
ering the payment of the money by
Smitli to Hyde. According to the ex
perts who traced the transaction from
its beginning tu its end, Smith was paid
a total of $14,000 in two Instalments—
one of $4,000 In rash and the other of I
$10,000, which took the form of a cash
ier's check drawn by the Carnegie
Trust Company upon the National City
Bank, where the Carnegie kept an ad
Smith deposited this check for col
lection, and the cash as well, to his own
credit in the Northern Bank, where he
kept an account.
Then he drew four checks. Two of
them for comparatively small amounts
were for “cash” and were signed by
him and indorsed by him tu the order
of Hyde. Then Hyde indorsed them
nimself and had them cashed. The
other two were made out to Smith's
own order and were also indorsed by
Smith over to Hyde. t
1 . .-If,,.,,.
“Entertainment Committees” of
Strikers Raise Havoc in
In Another Place Proprietor Is
Beaten Insensible and
Dumped Into Flour.
NEW YORK, May 2.—Disorders and
assaults begun early today In the strike
of journeyman bakers In the east side
shops, and detectives from several po
lice stations are searching for mem
bers of the ‘‘entertainment committee"
of strikers.
The strike is causing a bread famine
on the east side. The 2,000 men who
left their ovens Sunday night left a
shortage of 76,000 loaves. At a meet
ing last night of the striking bakers
it was urged that the strike be ex
tended throughout the city.
Abraham Cohen, 36 years old, living
at 138 Ludlow street, and having a bake
shop at 147 Ludlow street, was the first
victim of an assault today. His men
went out on strike yesterday, and early
today Cohen was in his shop trying to
get out a small supply of bread by
Ho*k BuKor ilcntm luRrnallilr.
Suddenly ten men swooped into the
cellar and fell upon him. With an iron
bar which he used to secure the door
they beat him over the head and body,
linally rendering him unconscious.
With knives they then cut every bag
of flour in the shop and emptied Its
contents on the floor. When the pile
was big enough they picked up Cohen
and dumped him Into the midst of It.
Cohen's first shouts for aid wtre heard
and he was found In a helpless condi
tion and treated by Ur. Eherle, of
Uouverneur Hospital, who put several
stitches in hjs head. It required con
siderable time to scrape all the flour
and dough off Cohen.
In another raid on a bake shop the
attackers came out second best, and If
it had not been for the police some of
them probably would nave been killed.
Isadore Stempler lias shops at 165
and 169 Monroe street and 291 Madison
street. Yesterday his employees at 291
and 169 went on strike, but the men at
165 decided to remain at work.
East night Stempler received infor
mation that a strikers' "entertainment
committee” would pay him a visit be
fore daylight and drag out the men
found at work in his place at 165. He
notified the police of the Madison street
station and Detectives Sullivan and
Murphy were sent to guard the place.
At 1 o’clock ten men darted Into the
cellar at 165, where eight men were
making bread.
Although the visitors were armed
with knives and revolvers, the bakers
had clubs and other weapons, and a
battle royal started Immediately. The
strikers were getting the worst of It
when the detectives fought their way
In and captured two of them. The
others fled.
The face of one of the prisoners was
so badly beaten he was hardly recog
nizable and both of the other man’s
eyes were closed.
Dexter C. Force, 39 years old. 205
Orange avenue, Irvington, was paroled
on his own recognizance by Judge
Hahn In the First Precinct Police Court
on a charge of embezzlement today.
Force is charged with appropriating
Insurance premiums which he had col
lected. Jacob Sherman, of 125 Ferry
street, and Frederick Huest, of 157V4
Ferry street, state that the amounts
are close to J76. Force was arrested
at his home by Sergeants Kuhn and
(Julnn. of the local detective bureau,
and Detective Hari» Camp, of the
Irvington police department.
East week Force was summoned be
fore Judge Hahn, who gave him an
opportunity to make good . Force aaid
he was unable to get the money. On
account of having a large family he
was paroled with the opportunity of
expecting leniency If the money was
The Board of Freeholders committee
on purchase and supplies this after
noon at the Court House opened about
200 bids for supplies needed by the
county offices and institutions during
the next four months. The bids cover
a great range of articles, and it will
be three or four days before the com
mittee are able to tabulate the bids i
and figure out the lowest bidders. I
Law Department A\ay Test
Wilson Measure, Forcing
Police to Pay Fares.
Officers Confident That City At'
torney Boggs Will Win
The rank and file, as well as the offi
cers of the police and fire departments,
in arms over the effect of the public
utilities law-, which forces uniformed
men to pay their fares, are now await
ing the decision of the city law de
partment as to whether the law can be
successfully fought.
The police department especially will
suffer, It is said. One of the officers,
who did not wish to be quoted, said
today that the efficiency of the depart
ment would be impaired inasmuch as
officers very often prevent rows by
their presence in the cars, and often
times when they are notified of an
altercation a few blocks away they
Jump on a car and are at the scene
of action in time to prevent trouble.
Now, however, an officer will hesitate
about paying for a three blocks' ride.
Itounilftim'ii AITeftcil.
The roundsmen, too, will be seriously
affected. It has been tile custom of
some of the roundsmen, it is said, to
jump from one end of their district to
the other in order to surprise the men
on duty. This they will not do, it Is
■ believed, if it will cost them ten or
| fifteen cents to jump around their dis
The members of the fire department
have it figured out that It will cost a
fireman $9 per month to go to his home
three times a day. This, on top of the
fact that Governor Wilson refused to
| sign the Donnelly bill, which called for
an increase in firemen's pay, has made
the members of the department resent
ful towards the attitude of the Gov
ernor in considering fire department
Expect to \\ In.
Ir. talking about the subject this
I morning one of the men said: "Please
! do not quote me. I think we will win
out in the end. and I do not want my
name used. I know that City Attorney
Boggs will win the fight for us, but
listen to this: Why should wo be sur
prised by the inconsistency of the Gov
ernor in signing this bill? Has he done
anything during his term of office that
has not been inconsistent? He defeat
id the increase of salary bill, which had
a referendum attached to it. because
lie said that such matters should he left
in the hands of tile municipal govern
ment. Then, right on top of that, he
signed the Shalvoy bill, which puts the
stablemen in the same rlass with fir' -
■ men of (ho first rank. He signs a bill
1 whereby their salary is raised from $75
a month to $1,300 per year, despite the
fait that there was no referendum on
the bill, and despite the fact that th
pay of these men had been increased
about six months ago from $60 to $75.”
This same officer raid that by the
governor's act the stablemen are now
considered permanent members of the
fire department and are entitled to a
City Attorney Boggs was in Eliza
beth today and could not be seen, it
is known, however, that he has the
case in hand and will do all in his
power to restore the privilege of which
the uniformed firemen and policemen
have been deprived.
The policemen will not protest the
payment of their faros today. The
order to do so was in effect yesterday
fContinued on Rceoml Page.)
Friends Have Argument Over Star’s Prize
Proverb Contest; Both Sure They’re Right
Great art is a matter of suggestion
The proverb pictures published in the
STAR'S *6,000 contest can scarcely lay
claim to being works of art. But no
body has yet accused them of not con
taining ample suggestion of their
This is due to a certain perverse
peculiarity of human nature that
makes the average mortal think that
ho’s right all of the time, while all the
other people arc wrong part of the
time, when they don’t agree with him.
Therefore when he puts a certain in
terpretation on a picture he knows li-'s
struck the right one and forthwith pro
ceeds to back up his selection with
arguments galore.
It was in a photographer's waiting
room in Broad street that they met.
One was a long, thin fellow, with an
ungracious bearing and a frown. The
other was a photographer himself, who
boasted ah underslung Jaw and a face
that Implied the gentleness and soft
ness of a cannon ball.
"How about those prints—say, did
you see the proverb picture in the
STAR? It's a mighty good one, eh?"
Glvra It Vp Without Trial.
“Sure," snapped the photographer.
"Plain as daylight. If I had the brains
of that artist I'd put the answer right
down. What's the use of the figures
In a case like that?"
"Tou seem to be mighty sure about
It, old man. Suppose before you pass
up those prints you give me a line on
what you think It ia."
"Notbinfi to it at all," the phwtogra
pher snorted. " ‘A friend in need is a
friend indeed.' Am I right'.’”
lie shot out his Jaw aggressively as
if he was willing to stand upon his
answer to the death.
The thin fellow crumpled up on the
best plush visitor's chair and laughed.
"You're—you're the brightest star in
tlie STAR’S contest.’’ lie routed. “You
know it alii It's as plain as day, isn't
"Well, you’ll have to come over with
something better, and even then '
won’t believe I’m wrong,” the photog
rapher grunted sourly. "You’d think it
was a Joke to hear you."
“Oh, don’t you worry, I'll come round
and pick you up for a little spin In
that .lackson one of these line days,’
(he other promised. "Because you think
it’s as plain as your noso you have
fallen right into the trap. Why, your an
swer's the purest idiocy. It's a shame
lo tell you, but tlie right answer is 'A
friend in a corner.' ’’
The photographer stared at his visit
or contemptuously as he spread out
the livening STAR and turned to pic
ture No. 6 of the contest.
“And you think that’s ’A friend in a
comer,’ do you?”
"Why. sure. Plain as day. He's In a
had An and he needs Avc hundred
needs It bad. Catch on? He’s in a
hole, he's In a corner, he's in a light
place. You’d never And a proverb pic
ture with such an absurdly evident
answer as you'd like to tack on it.
Why, this is a puisle contest—not an
exercise in rea J ng. You’ve got to dig !
for your answers. You've -got to get
back of whitt the artist has put in tile
picture to try to fool you. To me it's
a very simple matter—‘A Triend in a
corner.' "
llolh After Jackson .Into.
The photographer restrained himself
with an effort as he wrapped up the
"Now. take these and get out," he
said, with exaggerated tenderness, as
though he were speaking to a weak
minded and harmless idiot. "I don't
want to quarrel with you, Charlie, so
got nut. But I know which one of us
will get that Jackson car, all right, and
don't you forget It."
How many similar arguments arose
over that particular proverb picture
and over its predecessors cannot bn
even estimated. But this continual
fripndly strife In regard to the possible
or probable meanings of the pictures Is
what lends zest and interest to iho con
test. It is tile soul of the whole thing
—a battle royal of wits.
It is a personal struggle between the
STAR artist and yourself, between you
and the other competitors.
And isn’t It a contest thoroughly
worth while?
M»t of l'rl/.PH,
Don’t forgot that after it’s all over j
will rome the? winner's laurel wreath;
in the shape of a $1,415 Jackson 4
oyllnder, 5-passong;er automobile, an
$850 Lanter Humana, a $750 Ford M^Uol
T runabout, a $750 Hallet & Davis
player and a $500 Wissner upright j
plhn I
Civil Service Board Ties Up En=
tire East Orange Police
Pay Roll.
[Special to the Netverit Star.1
TRENTON. May 2.—Some of the offi
cials of East Orange arc liable to In
dictment because salary has been paid
over the protest of the Civil Service
Board to l^itef of Police O'Neill, re
cently appointed by Major Gregory.
The board has been unofficially in
formed that O'Neill’s salary haR been
paid In the usual manner on a war
rant signed by the auditor.
The attorney-general bad given an
opinion to the civil service board that
the appointment of O’Neill was illegal,
as the. chief’s office is in the competi
tive civil service class, and the board
h&B therefore refused to certify to the
salary for O’Neill.
1 Tffe auditor and others responsible for
the payment of the salary have violated
the State law, as Interpreted by the at
torney-general The board adminis
tered another slap to Chief of Police
O’Neill today. It refused to certify to
the pay-roll for the whole East Orange
police force, because it was signed by
O’Neill. In order not to bold up the
salary of the policemen, the board will
send the pay-roll back to have it signed
by one of the police commissioners of
East Orange.
Although [he civil service board
cannot recognize O’Neill no action of
the board as such can oust him. That
can be done only by a suit instituted
in the name of a taxpayer, and it is
not likely that the Civil Service Com
mission will take the initiative in this
course, either.
The Public Service Corporation today
filed an inquiry with the Public Utili
ties Board, asking whether the Issu
ance of school tickets is a violation of
the recent utilities bill prohibiting free
riding on cars for other than employees
of the company. At present there are
a number of these half-rate tickets
which have been sold to the children,
amj these will be honored.
No more of the school children’s
tickets will be issued by the railway
company pending the answer from the
Public Utilities Board.
Son. Assaulted, Says That
Servant Was Told to
“Soak Him.”
Fined $10; Also Held in $300
for Assault—Complainant’s
Father Bondsman.
"While the butler was beating me
almost to death, my father was dan
cing around encouraging him. saying,
•Soak him, James! Kill him'.' were
the words Frederick G. Agens uttered
In court today when he and Janies
Bryant, the butler, were arraigned ir.
the Fourth Precinct Police Court for
creating a disturbance in the Agens
household, 731 High street.
Mr. Agens, sr., complains of bis son
and complainant and sustains the ne- |
gro’s action, bailing him out when the
court ordered $300 bonds. The son
charged the butler with assault.
The story told In court this morning
showed that the butler, who also lays
claim to being a prize-fighter and a
minister of the gospel, made an attack
on Agens, .1r., because he was told not
to eat some chicken that Agens, Jr., !
had foA himself.
In his testimony, the father told of i
a long series of quarrels and disagree- j
nients between himself and the son.
"He was in the habit of coming to the
houses leaded and make It uncomfort
able for everybody," he said. This time
he came -home and told the both r
James that he should not have any of
the chicken, as he wanted it himself.”
Son I'n.i N for I’rin ImIouh.
Linger cross-examination he admitted
that the son paid part of the house
hold expenses, the arrangements be
ing that he should provide the
provisions, hut he maintained that
the butler had as much right to eat
what he wanted as the son and that it
was unreasonable to ask the butler not
t«» cat any certain thing.
“I have had trouble with the boy
(Continued on Second Page.)
Says Attorney for Raymond
St. James Perrin, of
Whether or not Professor Raymond
St. James Perrin, of Chatham, should
bo mado to pay dlmony pending tho
outcome of the suit for divorce which
he has brought against his wife Ada
Z. was a phase of the proceedings be
fore Vice-Chancellor Stevens today,
and the papers In it were held for de
Professor Perrin is the author of
“The Philosophy of Religion" and other
works along philosophical and religious
lines, and married, although about 60
years of age, three years ago. He now
charges that his wife, who is making
her home in Asbury Park, deserted
him. They have no children.
Francis S. Winfield, counsel for Mrs.
Perrin, in asking for money for her
trial, told the court that the professor
had once admitted to his wife that he
was worth $30,000 in real estate alone
and that he had just refused an offer
to hold down a chair of philosophy of
a Western college.
On the other hand Ernest Lum, the
professor's counsel, declare that it was
not true that he had any such amount
of property and that his sole worldly
wealth was valued at $400, consisting
largely of books and household effects.
As to the alleged real estate holdings,
Mr. Lum declared them to be mythical
and based on misinformation.
“Professor Perrin says,” so Mr. Lum
said, “that he manages to live by keep
ing ducks and chickens on the property
formerly owned by the Perrin Varnish
Company. He has been unable to earn
anything for three years owing to ill
HONG KONG, China, .May 2.—To
day's advices from Canton, where the
revolutionary movement originated, in
dicate that foreigners have escaped
The foreign quarters of Canton,
known as the Shatnien, is now under
the guard of several hundred marines
landed from the foreign vessels lying
in the west river. Advices from the
rebel-ridden section today say that the
marines, tho majority of whom are
from the foug. British vessels, have
posted rapid-fire guns on the canal
bank overlooking tho most likely points
of attack. There are two United States
gunboats, four British vessels, two
French vessels and one German gun
boat lying off Canton- So far the for
eigners in Canton have not suffered In
jury. The commander of the British
force of marines is under orders to
take whatever steps he deems neces
sary to protect the foreigners of all
On Sunday evening the revolutionists
attempted to cross to Shamien with
the purpose of capturing the police
station there. They were repulsed by
loyal troops.
Bandits led by the brigand chief.
Luk, burned four government resi
dences at Fatshan when they attacked
and looted the town.
Reports from the West River dis
tricts are meagre, as the rebels de
stroyed telegraphic communication at
many points. It appears, however, that
Wu Sum, the leader of the anti-Man
chu forces, is working to the westward
after raiding Sam-Shuit, Wen-Chow,
Woo-Chow. Chunglok, Shulhung and
Fatshan. The government seems t.i bo
In control at Canton.
Imperial to the Newark Star.]
"TRENTON, May 2—0. C. Bogardus,
of the State Board of Assessors, was
today selected by the board as its
president. Irvin W. McGuire was
again selected as secretary. George L.
Record, the new member of the board,
put in his first appearance today.
Thieves Gain Entrance
to Mansion Near
Lincoln Park.
Losses on Cursory Investiga
tion Said to Be Several
Hundred Dollars.
Thieves gained entrance to the home
of William B. Kinney, at 1062 Broad
street early today, ransacked the first
floor and, evidently frightened away
shortly after they had begun a search
of the second floor, fled with booty
worth several hundred dollars. Mr. '
Kinney is a well-known lawyer and be
longs to one of the oldest and best
known families in the city, the south
west corner of Broad und Market
streets belonging to the Kinney estate.
Access to the fine old red brick man
sion. the Kinney homestead, was readily
gained through a kitchen window in
the rear of the house. Shielded by the
conservatory from the street, the in
truders—unless he was singular—cut
away the screen from the window,
neatly removed one of the small panes
with a glass cutter, and unfastened the
window from the inside.
So quietly was this initial work ef
fected that the coachman, asleep on the
second floor of the stable, a few feet
away, heard nothing.
.Money Main Object.
it was evident from the examination
which was inaugurated immediatiely
after the discovery of the robbery this
morning by a maid that money had
been the main object of the burglars.
None of the solid silver in the dlning
j room bearing the monogram “W. B.
j K." was touched, and two large silver
, candelabras also were left behind. >
I A closet filled with wearing apparel
had been gone through thoroughly, the
thieves being rewarded with several
small purees. Two drawers in a dresser
on the second floor, where the sleeping
apartments of the family are located,
had been ransacked, and there was
evidence that the thi ves had aban
doned this search in a hurry. No sus
picious sound was heard during the
night r 'ker by members of the family
or by any of the seven servants asleep
nn tl.n third floor.
A hasty Inventory of articles of value
in the house revealed the fact that u
gold hunting-case watch, the property
of Janice, !) years.old, the eldest of th«
four Kinney children; a gold me»h bag
adorned with a turquoise matrix, and
a considerable amount of clothing watt
missing. It is believed that further
search will reveal a greater loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Kinney after spending
the evening with friends returned home
about 10:30 o'clock. It was nearly
midnight before they retired so that It
is believed it was not until about 3
o'clock in the morning that the success
ful attempt to enter the house was
Captain Carroll, of the detective bu
reau, assigned Sergeants Ebert and
Templeton to the case and everything
possible under the circumstances is be
ing dono to capture the thieves.
This is not the first time the Klnnay
residence has been robbed. About ten
years ago a daring "second-story"
burglar climbed up the trellts on the
side of the front porch, entered easily
by a w indow and got away with sev
eral thousand dollars’ worth of valu
After deliberating for over five hours
late yesterday afternoon, a jury in
; Judge Dungan's court failed to agree
on a verdict In the damage suit brought
by Mrs. Ada Spatcher and George
, Spatcher. her husband, of Bloomfield,
[ who ask $15,000 damages from the Pub
' lie Service Kailway Company.
Mrs. Spatcher sued for $10,000 for al
: loged injuries sustained by her when
she foil while alighting from a car at
i i he corner of Bloomfield avenue and
; Brooksido place. Bloomfield, on April
! 10, 1910. Mr. Spatcher asks $5,000 dam
i agi s for the loss of the services of hii
j wife.
I Henry Carless, of Irvington, repre
sented the plaintiffs, and Howard Mao
Sherry the defendant company.
TRENTON, May 2.—Thomas B.
Branch. George J. Bergen and Samuo i
K. Robbins, receivers of the defunct
State Building and Goan Association
of Camden, brought suit in the Court
of Chancery today against the fornitt I
officers of the association for the pur
pose of compelling thorn to pay the re
ceivers several thousand dollars whict j
was lost to tile stockholders throus* _ ^
the mismanagement of the affaire oi
the association.
B. B. I.awn itollerm.
Macknet 4 Doromu* o . 7« Brua-1 street—Adi
' die JjtnB

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