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MAN PLEADS FOR DEATH
SENTENCE MA Y GET PEN
London, Feb. 9. Despite the
earnest desire of Albert Reeves,
the Atheist, to die on the gal
lows, he may yet live to break
rocks in a penitentiary.
Reeves was sentenced to hang
for slaying his infant son "to save
him from the maelstrom of mod
ern industrial life," as he put it.
Reeves made no bones about
what he had done. He refused the
services of a lawyer, "and asked
for the death penalty.
"Your Lordship," he said, "I
am guilty. I am of perfectly
sound mind and I knew what I
was doing. I realize the gavity
of the charge and I am ready to
satisfy the law'svdemands. It; is
your duty to sentence me to
The judge put on the black
cap, in accordance with the gris
ly British custom, and parsed
sentence of death as Reeves had
requested. He added that he hop
ed the Hotti Office would inquire
into the prisoner's sanity.
Now friends of Reeves, to the
tune of Reeves' own objections,
have petitioned the Home Office
to commute the sentence, and the
Home Officeis quite likely todo so
MAYBE MORSE WILL RUIN
WALL ST. FINANCIERS
New York, Feb. 9. For a man
who was snatched from the gates
of death only a few days dgo,
Charles W. Morse, the bank
wrecKcr, is in a most- unenns
tian frame of mind today, accord
ing to reports current here.
In fact, the lately dying con
vict is said to be planning re
venge on such of his old-time
business associates as aided in
sending him to the "pen."
This is causing a great deal of
uneasiness among certain gentle- C
men of Wall street notoriety, who 1
followed their natural instincts
and kicked Morse when they4
thought he was down. ,
To these persons revenge sug
gests only onejhing; that Morse '
will I manage to separate them
from their money,
nd if Morse wants to do it bad
enough, he probably can. He
still has a comfortable fortune
left, and he knows all the secrets ""
of the Wall street game.
Morse fcoday is secluded in his
apartments on West Fifty-eighth
street, and refuses to see anyone.
He is said to be feeling pretty
J good though.
No one can blame Morse for
wanting to hand it to some of his
old associates, but it does seem
rather' strange to see a man who,
three weeks ago, "had only ten
days to" live," planning the ruin
of Wall street financiers.
Our share of the money in the
United States.according to the
treasury department, is now
$34.61. What everybody wants (
to know is when will he get his
Secretary Stimson wants fixing
of the canal tolls left to Taft.
Why not let Pierp. Morgan do it?,