Charges against Cutajer
CHARGES AO A INST C VIA J EE. ACCUdlD OP TBTLKO TO BB1BB CC-TOMS CC-TOMS CC-TOMS OPPtCEBg. Tba axamlaatlon of Custom Hobm Broker William Cutejer, who la oharged with preMot-IngfalM preMot-IngfalM preMot-IngfalM lavolco m regard weight of iblp-BMBta iblp-BMBta iblp-BMBta of good ob th teainer Polda from OeBoa, which ba wa getting througb tba Custom Custom Uoum for varloo grocer la th city, developed developed some evldeooe yesterday to tbo effect tbat ba attempted to bribe the weigher and prepare the road for a erie of Illegal acta. Tba apoeifle ease under examination before United eta Ma Commissioner Shield wm la regard to a shipment ot forty euei of cheoM, which, oa being being weighed, wm 0,000 pounds in ex com of tbo weight on the pro forma lavolco presented by Caialer. These good ware for Louis Perano, a Mulberry Street grocer. Philip Daab, tbe assistant weigher for tbo Government, testified that the Pulda arrived from Genoa oa Pmnday, Uov. SB, with a mixed cargo, and tbat aoon af tar ba Vh Mat to ber pier to weigh shipment. He weighed tba forty caaea of cream obeoM la question aad fonod tbo net weight wm 10J247 pound. Cutejer than mot him on tbo dock and Insl.aed that ha ahoald accompany him to a neighboring aalooa. where the broker waa anxious to open a bottle of wine. Daab, however, would toko only ginger ale. Outajer then brought out a am all blank book and said that the cboe wm put dowa oa tbo lavolco m weighing 1.007 poauda. Catejor bad previously asked for a weigher named Qulgley, aad when told thai ha wm net mere, naa replied tuat s too bad." lathe aalooa. after Showing the book, bo aaked to bo facilitated la getting the goods through. "Brooklyn weigher all help me," b aald, " and I want you to. I have also 1,000 cmco of ehMtnats I want to get through." Lteab replied that It wm a ' ticklish but- but- VielLlf got to go throue-h throue-h throue-h bv hack or crook." said Cutejer, "or tbo Brookly weigher or Congressman will get the money.'' Dstl tben asked what the lob wm worth aad CuteJ.r answered, "OOOO or 07OO." " Is that aUt " Mid laah. "1 don't oare to go Into the echeme. I'U see Hyatt, (the walgborj however, lie Is a good friend of mine." "Mo, don't aee Hyatt." responded the broker. I find be la an upright man. If you must mo him, though, tall him you mat a gentleman oa tbe dock who offer hla I2i0, tn order tbat there shall be no bother about thla. I expect tbe next shipment from -Vaples, -Vaples, aad that I gusse will be worth 01,600 to you If thla goea through all right" Ha had also added, that la too raara Daab woald ba enabled to retire comfortably. Whoa tbey parted, the Idea wm that UmO wm to gel ol.OOO and Hyatt g'.oa Leb met Cutejer soon after tbl oral Interview and told blm tblnga looked rather blue, M another weigher bad been saat over who bo wm afraid wm "oa to" tba Mbema, Outajer bad appeared disconcerted at thla. but Dually told Laab to bava tba haw tnaa wolgb other blpaeat oa the tsL TbomM D. Hyatt, a United BUM walgber, alM testified to an interview bo bad wltb Cnta Jar, In wbleb the latter had blated at kit cbma and suggMted tbat Mr. Hyatt Beeda't weigh all tbo gooda. " 1 aaa make a good thing for you," be bad laid. " 1 will give you agoo a sooa m tbe document are ready. Wring them over to Brooklyn as soon as they are ready aad tbo money will ba ready tor you." Mr. Hyatt, who bad been acquainted of the acbeme, to gain time, aald, "All right; I will let you know when the documents are ready." Cutejer added that there wm bo danger of detection, aa he would defy any one to And the f oods after duties had been paid. " Save my smlly If you dou't enter into this eebome," was his last word. Assistant District Attorney Mott Mked for a book that Cutsjor had shown th weigher, but It wm not forthcoming. Aa adjournment waa then taken until Monday.