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NEW TARIFF LAW BY JULY 1. 1900 PRELIMINARY WORK WELL UNDER WAY. Progress Already Made by Commit tees Regarded as Assuring Prompt Action in Congress. [Ft- — Th* Tribune Bureau.] Washington. Nov. 5. — A new tariff law will be enacted in time to gt> into effect on the first day of July next This is the interpretation put on the promptness and vigor with which the leaders of The legislative programme preliminary to re vision of the tariff have taken hold of that sub ject, and Is regarded in Washington as the most Inspiring manifestation following: the triumphant election of William H. Taft and a strongly Re publican Congress. The progressive spirit be hind Be call Issued by Chairman Payne of the Ways and Mean? Committee of the House of Representatives for hearings on the various schedules, and primed in The Tribune this morning, was extremely gratifying to official circles here, and the hope is generally expressed that this spirit will permeate all branches of the legislative -. nd executive departments that are to have a part in the great work to be per formed. It is not too much to say that if all parties in both houses of Congress display the same promptness in getting the tariff revision Pro jrrajirme through as has been shown by the committees of Congress in the recess, it would be possible to perfect a revision of the tariff st the short session of Congress this winter, and thereby relieve the country from the necessity of a special session after Mr. Taft is inaugu rated, and furnish to the business interests of the country immediate assurance that the d.'ubts and difficulties Incident to delay in ad- Justing new rates of complex tariff schedules •would be reduced to a minimum, to the great advantage of capita.l and labor in the ■ • [active industries. Note is taken of the fact, made cleir bj- Chairman Payne that the period to be given for hearings on the various schedules of the new tariff law — namely. £Rom November 10 to De cember 4. — i double the length of time given for such hearings in former times of tariff law mak • r g-. This means that the Ways and Means Committee should be able to perfect a bill early Jn the December session. The only doubt about th<? feasibility of completing the entire work in both houses before March 4 arises from the fact that, even after the hearings by the House com mittee are completed, some time must be spent In adjusting the complex items of the schedules to a nice balance, and at the same time provid ing th? necessary revenue. Then the Senate Committee on Finance must go over the subject. •which requires more time. It Is plain, however, that so much work has been accomplished in the rammer by the Congress committees, and the bureaus of the executive departments bavins; connection with tariff matters that practically -very thing 1 should be ready for a short special p»sslon when it is called. GREAT SAVING IN TIME. The significance of this saving in time Is that It insures the practicability of getting through the new revised tariff in gr>od time before the beginning of the next fiscal year. This is im portant, not only in regard to the revenues, but from considerations affecting the <hi4l season of midsummer and the fall importations, which must be provided "or in advance. It is the desire of all the leaders Of the ad ministration and of Congress, as It is of the next President, that the tariff revision problem shall be disposed of at the earliest possible day. I? It were not for the time to- be consumed :n r^hearinps and debate over the multitudinous •J<=tails of the schedules, it would be possible to g^t a new bill through In a regular session of eevecty days, mm well as passing the supply bins. But th«- nvst sisrnif.car.t and valuable sug- ; pestion associated with the prompt advance ] ET^p taker by «'hairman Payne's committee is that it means a gain of two or three months over what was possible bo be accomplished : tvften the tariff "was last revised, in the special ; F o SE jp»; of Congress called by Presidpnt McKin ley la March. l Eßfi It will Le remembered that : that revision followed the Incoming of a new ■ Republican administration and Congress The Democrats had been in power in all branches. '■ and when the new P.epuhlican Congress elect- : «?d in l^r«fi was called in special session in : March. 1597. it was without any preparation in i advance, no hearings having been held, and a ' complete new bill had to he made-. The re suit j ■was that it required nearly "*■■• months to com- i plete the new law end get it before the Presi dent for his signature, which was affixed an July 24. All these preliminary steps are to be taken tliis winter, and with a special session : adopting a plan which was first introduced by Speaker Re*»d in March. 1597. for appointing none of the House committees except that on Ways and Means] the work is centred upon the chief business of th«» session, and a new tariff will b« prepared in possibly thirty or at least , within sixty days, which would place it on the Ftatute books well before the beginning of the new Sscal year July 1. IWO. HITCH ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED. Further evidence of the progressive spirit manifested In e^vj"--r the tariff revision movement Is siven by the Finance Committee of the Senate !e preparing In advance for con sideration this winter of the details of the pro posed tariff bill. Sub-committees have been at work part of the summer and a vast amount of detail work has been accomplished with the aid if the Treasury experts and the official? of the Board of Genera] Appraisers in New York. Heretofore It has b- <>r. the custom of the Finance Committed to do Uttlt, If any, work on the tariff bill until the measure has passed the House. T'neier such circumstances tedious delay was Inevitable. One of the advantages of the work accom plished l*>t summer is that it affords Informa tion to rommitteemen regarding the points m-hlch are to be Involved hi the proposition for a maximum and a minimum tariff law. which Mr. Payne's announcement regarding th« hear ings Insures in the revision programme. There »re assurances that Secretary <^ortelyou and Chairman Aldrich of the Finance Committee and Payne of the Ways •• .-i Means <ommitte« are working •- full accord in this movement for prompt enactment. MISS ROOSEVELT NEARLY HAS FALL. Hots* Becomes Unmanageable When Saddle Horn Slips, but Animal Is Stopped. O»je*ee. V V.. Nov. 6 -Miss Ethel Roosevelt "•* riding hsaaal the houn<*s in th*» O'n'sw Val- I*T Club's fox hunt to-day when her raddle horn clipped as her mo'int was taking; a fence The thoro«s-hbre<l b*-rame fra'-tV.us, and it looked tor a moment *c though Miss Rou?evei( was tv for a bad fain bit. Harry Wilson, of- Genesee, Uoshed ap in Uae to Etop the anirul To-day, fair and warmer. To-morrow, fair: west winds. TWO HUNDRED DROWSED. Chinese Steamer Sinks Near Amoy — Four Hundred Rescued. Amoy, Nov. — a email steamer, carrying six hundred rassengers from Amoy to Tungan, a few miles distant, sank last evening. Two hun dred of the passengers were drowned, Chinese junks rescuing the others. RECORD TOBACCO PRICE. Grower* Who Defied Night Riders Richly Regarded. r B-.- Telegraph to Th« Tribunal Lexington, Ky., Nov. s.— Growers of white hurley tobacco who defied Night Riders* threats and raised a crop this year were well repaid- for their troubles to-day when the offer ings were bought by the American Tobacco Company at an average price of $17 50 a hun dred. Some of the crop brought $23 a hundred. Hove than one hundred thousand pounds Mid at the average above quoted. This is the highest figure paid for tobacco in this section in years. All of the crop sold to day was guarded fsom the setting of the plants until It was safely housed in the local breaks. ILDERS FANS. MOUND B Chicago Professor Says Their In closures Were Baseball Fields. [By Telegraph to Th» Tribune.] Chicagn, Nov. 5. — "Baseball is not a modern game, and all credit for the invention of it should go to the Mound Builders." said Pro fessor Frederick Starr, of the University of Chi cago, m a lecture on prehistoric archaeology to day. Professor Starr declares that through the southern part of Ohio and Indiana he has found geometrically perfect mounds or Inclosures close ly resembling the modern baseball diamond. These are generally believed to have been built for purposes of protection. Professor Starr, however says: "They are nothing more nor less than old baseball fields of the M-und Builders. The pame as play, d by these old people resembled our modern game closely. The most essential difference is. that our game calis for only nine players, while in prehistoric times as many as on»- hundred men were necessary." DIVORCE STILL EASY. South Dakotans Mail Hare Killed New Laze by Mistake. B] Telegraph to Th# Tribune. 1 Sioux Falls. S. D.. Nov. o. — It is confidently claimed to-night by opponents of the proposed n*w dl.orce law that the law was defeated at the po" : on Tuesday. Those favoring the law do not concede Its defeat. Wnue 90 -. ■• - ■nt or more of the voters of the avored the proposed new law. thousands re said to have voted no on the pro law under the impression that they were • iinty option, which was sub mitted ir. the same separate ballot. • ■=!-.; la>v was in the form of an amendment to the constituti(»n. and raised the sidence in the state from six months ■ v-sr. It was also required that all divorce cases be heard at a regular term of . ourt. wiping out the "in chambers" and "be tween terms'" pract FIRST SNOW FALLS. T"aco Small Flurries in Harlem and ■1 Fere Flakes in Kings. rush Pot cabs an* 4 , streetcars last pie living in Hari<*m and The qroet^d by the first pnowstorm of ihe season. There were two small flurries, last lut ten minutes each, and the .small boy hurriedly set to work packing snowballs and g-etting In training for the regular winter sea son. T Call came at 9:5^ o'clock, and it was nearly 10:3r> before the light blanket of snow fd. This was followed by an snow was all gone before ■ ock. Brooklyn saw the first snow of the season yes terday afternoon, a few flakes falling at 3 o'clock. The fall was so lisht that the flakes melted at once. HAS DOCTOR ARRESTED. | Woman Says He Insulted Her — Surgeon Denies Charge. A man who said he was Dr. Julius E. Barrett, : of Balti-iore, staying at the Breslin. was locked up last night in the East 51st street station, charged with disorderly conduct. He was ar rested at the Grand Central Station on com plaint of Miss ■ Katherine Dalton. of No. 410 West Soth street, who told Lieutenant Dunn that Dr. Barrett id insulted her. Dr. Earrett was taken to the night court. where he spent an hour and a half «Dn the prls ! oners' bench waiting for Miss Dalton to appear. i At 10:^0 o'clock a telephone message was re i ceived saying that she was too ill to appear, but ! -would be in Jefferson Market court to-day. Dr. : Barrett explained to Magistrate Steinert that he was a surgeon attached to the Johns Hopkins i medical school and was on his way rom I Baltimore to Syracuse to perform an operation. : He said that there were a number of children : playing about the Grand Central Station, and that he had been so much amused by their : antics that he had felt impelled to say to Miss I'alton that it was an amusing sight. She took great offence, "ie sn!d. He was paroled to appear to-morrow. * TAFT CHRYSANTHEMUM THE LATEST. Giant White Blossoms To Be Exhibited at Chicago Flower Show. rhicago. Nov. s.— Among the more than one thou sand entries which have been made for the na tional flower show which begins at the Coliseum, to-morrow, is th- Taft chrysanthemum, originated by Eimer D Smith, of Adrian. Mich. It was named with the consent of Mr. Taft. It If a slant white bloom, fringed with f.ii!a<jt- of dark velvety preen. Florists say that It is one of the finest flowers of Its kind ever produced in America. Twelve entries have !>e-n mad* by Howard Gould from his Port Washington estate. These entries consist of rhrysantiienmms, foliage and decorative plants and miscellaneous flowering plants. NO SOCIALIST VOTES IN DEBS'S PRECINCT [By *Ole*raph to Dm Tribuno. I Terre Haute, Ind.. Nov. 5. — No Socialist Votes were recorded In the precinct In which Kugen" V. Debs lives. He ray* he mat his .brother and others \-oted the ti. -Kef In that preclni-t. Voting: machines were Uf-eiJ. GREAT BEAR SPRING V'ATER. iv i>\irnj bit* made it laniouj*." — Advu NEW-YORK. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1908.— TWELVE PAGES. REPORTS OF EXPERTS UPHOLD THE TRIBUNE BRIDGE CANNOT BE FIN- ISHED AS PLANNED. Boller S$ Hodge and Profcwr Burr Agree Dead Load Is Excessive — Must Cut Traffic Facilities. Reports of the engineering experts upon the safety of the Blackwell's Is'^nd, or Queensboro, Bridge w»-re made public yesterday by the Brid _•> Commissioner. Both that of Messrs. Boiler & Hodge, the independent experts ap pointed to investigate by the Board of Estimate, and that of Professor William H. Burr, who was employed by the Bridge Commissioner to make an investigation, concur in the statement that the structure would be dangerously overstrained If completed and equipped for traffic in accord ance with the terms of the contract -for erection. This joint admission of both investigators estab lishes the truth of the charge made in The Trib une five months ago. that the structure was being dangerously overloaded. The only way in which the bridge can be made safe for public use. withou" reconstruc tion, according to the recort of Measra. Boiler & Hndgre, Is by a change in the pi, ins for com pletion to remove a part of the v eigtit of the structure Itself and by a great reduction in the traffic facilities provided for In the contract specifications. This reduction in traffic facili ties comprises the abandonment of all four ele vated railway tracks which the bridge was to carry under the terms of the contract, the con fining of all i -r traffic to the four trolley tracks, with the traffic spaced at least ore full car length apart, and a considerable reduction in the live load allowances called for in the ton tract for the roadway, the four trolley tracks and the foot passenger walks. Tbe report of Professor Burr admits that for the present the use of a!! four elevated railway tracks should be deferred, and states that inas much as there are no elevated railway connec tions at the Queens end of the 'n-idg-e and no immediate prospect of puch connections the bridge will not be required to carry any elevated railway traffic for some indefinite period after its completion. MUST REDUCE DEAD LOAD. Professor Bur'- recommends, however, a further reduction in dead load, or weferbi of th" structure itself, beyond that ad vised by Messrs. Boiler Sl Hodge, in the belief that, with a con siderable increase in the unit stresses beyond those- deemed prudent by the other investigators and a corresponding reduction In the factor of safety regarded as necessary in O efcr report the traffic facilities can be later Increased by two elevated tracks when such facilities are re quired. The report of Messrs. Boiler & Hodge rec ommends that the bridge bi op nag a* for public use with reduced traffic facilities as soon as it ran T>« got read: The EraSe Taofllties which ~\ r * report states the structure can be made to carry safely are: The 35-foot wide roadway for vehicular traf fic, with a maximum live load 50 per cent less than the maximum live load specified in the contract specifications. Two 11-foot wide passenger walks with a maximum live load 25 per cent less than the maximum live load specified in the contract specifications. Four trolley tracks with a maximum live load 50 per cent less than the maximum live load (specified m the contract specifications, secured by a proposed regulation of trolley traffic which will insure the running of cars with a space be tween each car of at least one full car length, or eighty feet from centre to centre. This schedule of traffic facilities which the report states the bridge can be made to carry safely excludes all provisions for running ele vated cars over the structure upon any one of the four lines of track designed for that traffic. The report emphatically and specifically states that before the bridge can be safely equipped with even the restricted traffic facili ties enumerated the dead weight must be re duced by 2,000 pounds per lineal foot of the bridge. It is proposed to secure this reduction in the weight of the structure Itself by: . The removal of the steel stringer-: now in place upon the bridge upon which it u;is proposed to lay the tracks for the inside pair of elevated lines upon the upper floor or deck. The permanent retention of the two passen ger walks upon the upper floor. where they are at present located, laid upon th« stringers for the second pair of elevated tracks. In t»v» contract it was specified that these passenger walks should be aid upon two overhanging balconies attached to the outside of the trusses of the bridge. Many months ago, when th« officials of the bridge department found that the bridge was largely exceeding the estimated weight. it was decided to alter this plan and fur th<» present lay the two passenger walks lip on the stringers for the second paiHof ele vated railway track?, with the idea that later, when the second pair of elevated tracks were needed, the passenger walks co ild be moved out upon the balconies, where they were in tended to go under the terms of the contract Specifications. The recommendation in the re port is that the entire provision for one pair of elevated tracks be removed altogether and that the provision and location planned for the sec ond pair be permanently used tV ' passenger walk?. In addition to these two changes recommended to secure a reduction In dead load, by the weight of the stringers for the two inside elevated tracks and the portion of the ironwork not al ready -• pis f°r the overhanging balconies upon which it was intended ultimately to lay the two veneer walk?, the report makes some startling reductions in the live load specified in the contract, which show that a great effort has been made by the experts to all v the bridge every pound of live load it can safely earn. LIVE LOAD CUT 50 PIT CENT. The contract spei-if.es that the roadway for vehicular traffic shall be capable of safely car rying a maximum live load of m hundred pounds a square foot This allowance for max imum live load hi out down by the report to fifty pounds a square foot, which allows is declare to be within a fair max of safety. The contract calls for a maximum live load allowance of pc- enty-flve pound.* Hjuare foot for the two passenger walk.-. This requirement i.« al^o cut down In the report to if! pounds a square foot. % The contract stipulates a maximum live load allowance for the four trolley tracks of 1,000 pounds a lineal foot of bridge for each track. The report states that the heaviest trolley cars used In the city— those that run in Broadway— weigh only 1.400 pounds each, und the maxi mum live load for trolley tracks Is cut down to 1 \W pounds a lineal foot of bridge for eu<h track. T" *• recommendation that all trolley Continued on necoßd p«;ru fHARI.ES W, MORSE. ALFRED H. CTRTT3. They were found guilty on fifty-three counts of the Indictment against them and spent last night In the Tombs. TAFT ENCOURAGES BUSINESS MEN 1 PROSPERITY KEYNOTE OF HIS SPEECH. Says All Legitimate Enterprises Ma// (rj Ahead Without Fear. MR. TAFT'S STATEMENT. Every business man who is obeying the law may go ahead with ali the energy in his possession : every enter prise which is within the statutes may proceed without fear of interference from the administration, when acting legally: but all interests within the jurisdiction of the federal government may expect a rigid enforcement of the laws against dishonest methods.—TV- ident-ele »s i en. Cincinnati, Nov. .".—Speaking to the Cincin nati Commercial Club to-night. President-elect Taft sounded the keynote of prosperity for the next four years. The speech created ■ profound sensation among the business men of the city who are members of the club, and they arose as one man to cheer the sentiments he expressed. The speech, which was preceded by expressions of friendship and neighborly felicitation on the part of the guest, aroused the greatest en thusiasm. Mr. Taft told In a way of which no one has written the human side of the campaign. "I have been the subject of a coterie of bosses." he declared, with the greatest humor, "which the demands of left me no duty but to respond, from 0 o'clock in the morning to midnight, to the calls of the populace, and if I did not re spond the crowd, after one minute, made a mighty shout. "Hurrah for Bryan!'" In beginning. Mr. Taft said that it might not have ••■ so easy to smile to-night if the tele gram? of congratulation which passed between Lincoln and Cincinnati to-day had originated in this city Instead of the home of "the great commoner." "Seriously." he tared, "the indications are already apparent, and the hopes which I enter tain are that the business communities and the investors of both fnn ign nations and among our people will take heart in carrying out the great ends which have been projected and must be carried to a determination if the country is to reach its full meed of prosperity and business activity. "Business men ar I • he ihown the lines of g within lues, which ha . mphaaiaed during Business men shall know that thei are to conform to the aws upon the books, and th • ,] for thoa ak the laws. .. Th s . • ■-. bo conduct a . . .. . understand that the em, .mi! does not In to do anything to Interfere with Ok gitimato -nent." After the applause which met this declaration had subsided Mr. Taft added: "It is a question of the definite knowledge of the statutes and of their clear understanding which shall make the honest progress of our business possible, and that is, in my belief, all that is "necessary to make that progress substantial and enduring. •I know the difficulties that will rise in my new career,'" he added, "ami I know that there will be questions which will arise that I do not know of now, and that times .will come when many of my friends. btre.VUl shake their head.? and Bay 'Poor Bill,' but all I ask i> fur suspen sion of judgment until the situation may ie un derstood. Its decisions will rest upon the prin ciples of sound and honest business policies which I have outlined, and it"? intricacies may be ascertained and applied/ These details will, T am sure, explain what may appear t<» be er rors of judgment and mistakes."" What Mr. Taft said preceding hbs plain busi neat talk pleased the club immensely. He told of the many "policies which had been dic tated to him by the local committeemen in the campaign :md then of the whole object ot being President, which was tv enforce the laws and give every honest endeavor a fair oppor tunity and to warn with knowledge and prose cute with vigor every apparent effort to evade the laws and to affect prosperity by dishonest business methods, Messages of congratulation and thanks were exchanged by Mr. Taft and Mr. Bryan to-day. Th- message from Mr. Bryan came while Mr. Taft was addressing the general conference of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He received the message on ilia return to hli "residence and an swered It at once. I Please accept congratulations, and best wishes for the success of your ndministration. W. J. BRYAN. I tbank yt»U sincerely for your cordial and courteous telegram" of cnnTrarulation and good tt-isheft. WILLIAM H. TAFT. In his address to the women, having been in troduced by Bishop J. C. Hartze.lt. Mr. Tan gave an enthusiastic commendation of foreign mission work. His experience in th- Far East, h* said, had taught him the value of this work In uplifting those peopl*^-;. MISSOURI SAFELY 111 TAFT COLUMN MA RYLA ND ELECTOR A L VOTE DIVIDED. Nevada May Be Republican — Three Congressmen Gained in Worth Carolina. The exact division of the Electoral College mnabM in doubt when the official canvassing boards in Maryland adjourned last ui^ht. While Taft gains were reported, the best, information obtainable indicated that the state's eight votes will be divided between Taft and Bryan., The Republicans claim six, but this is not conceded by the Democratic managers. Missouri appears to be safely for Taft. to whom the latest returns give a plurality of 4.' ST. In Ohio Mr. Tuffs plurality hi estimated at upward of TD,9ofid and that of Judson Harmon Dem. ) for Governor at I*o.ooo. The Legislature, which vili choose a successor to Senator For aker. is safely Republican. Then- is little rhai'ge iv the result fn Indiana. The l fgi«l«||ii g is DemcxTatio on joint ballot, insuring the election of a r>emoorat. probably John \V. Kerti, to ssHceesi James A. Hemenway. A liste dispatch from Keuo indicates that tuere hi s,.nie <l"uht us to the result in Nevada on the natiouai ticket. Bryan's plurality in Nebraska is decreasing. kite returns placing it at 2.0O). Placing Missouri in the Republican column, and assuming that the vote of Maryland will be evenly divided, the electoral rote will stand .is follows: Taft .' 323 Bryan 160 Necessary to a choice. 242. The next House, according to the latent fig ures, will be composed of 216 Republicans and l«3 Democrats, a Republican majority of 41. Three Republicans have been elected in North Carolina. William 11. Taft's apparent popular plurality is "1.105.510. That of President Roosevelt four yours a;:o was 2.541,291. TAFT CARRIES MISSOURI. Republican Plurality 4,067 — Part of State Ticket in Doubt. I By Telwaph to The Tribune 1 St. Louis. Nov. 5. — Mr. Taft has carried Mis souri beyond all doubt. The official count will be necessary on state officers below Governor. Returns practically complete from the entire state gave Taft a plurality over Bryan of 4.067. The Democrats claim the election •>' their state ticket, with the exception of the Gov ernor, on a puzzling system of addition to and subtraction from the votes for Bryan and Taft. The Democrats will probably have a small majority on joint ballot in the Legisla ture. Senator Stone leads Governor Folk in returns received by about the same plurality as Hartley's for Governor. 13,r<00. Stone is un doubtedly renominated. Lieutenant Governor John C. McKinley is nominated for Senator by the Republicans. McKinley leads Kerens by 14,200. GAINS IS MARYLAND. Taft Plurality Grow* — Electoral Vote Divided. [By Tel'STO"* to The Tr'*>un».l Baltimore, Nov. ">.— While the Democrats hope \ that the result Of the official canvass, which will not be complete until to-morrow, will show a nearly equally divided electoral vote in Maryland. Chairman Parran of the Re publican State Committee to-night says, on figures received from every precinct and dis trict, that at least six Taft electors have be»n ohosen, and that the highest Taft elector win have from 700 to 9<» plurality. The exact fig ures cannot be given until the canvass la com. pieted.- The canvass of about half the total vote of Baltimore City to-day showed i gain of 167 for Taft. gni <m that the phmt. ; fh.i; the ■ mi 3 for T There is no doubt that Taft will have a plu rality on the highest vote cast for electors. Four years ago the state split on its electoral vote, Parker receiving seven and Roosevelt one. Charles J. Bonaparte being the one Republican elector. He received ."I plurality. In nv counties, Worcester. Dorchester. Charles. Prince Georges and St. Mary's, the official count will ■not be completed until to-morrow. Bryan car ried Prince Georges by "4 majority, and Mudd. Republican, for Congress by 42. Because of the split vote on electors in th«se five counties, owing to the complicated trick ballots. It is im possible to figure accurately how the electoral vote will stand until the vote for every elector IS canvassed. It seems certain that the canvass in the two Eastern Shore counties. Worcester and Dor chester, will show majorities for all the Demo ««ntiaa«* — mcvaA. sags. PRICE THREE CENTS. MORSE AND CURTIS GUILTY o\ :>:; COUHTB BANKERS LOCKED IP IN TOMBS FOR NIdHT. Minimum Punith merit on Each Count Fire Yearn— Curti* Rec ommended to Court's Mercy. Charles W. Morse and Alfred H. Curtis, for merly vice-president and president, respective ly, of the National Bank of North America, w-r* found gruilty at I o'clock last nlgrht of misappli cation of the bank's funds and «*f making falsa #ntri-« by th* Jury which has b*»n trying them for the last three we»ks» before Judge Hcrasa In the United States District Court. On the char?» of conspiracy, the first in the Interments, both defendants were acquitted. Th» Jury recom mended Mr. Curtis to the merry of the Court. Judge Hough refused to entertain any mo tions for ball or a new trial until this moraine when he wd pronounce sentence, so the two prisoners were committed to the Tombs. Th* two bankers received the adverse verdict sto ically and wlthmt sign of emotion. Mrs. Mors* also bore up bravely, but Mrs. Curtis, who ha* broken down several times during the last two trying days, was able to control her feelbs«a only by a mighty effort. The Jury's verdict of guilty is based on fifty three counts, of which twent7-three charge ash** application of the bank's funds and thirty alley* the making of false entries. The maximum pun ishment, as fixed by federal statute, is t-n year* on each count and the minimum is five years. It is within Judge Hough's power, therefore, to im* pose a sentence of 530 years at hard labor on each prisoner. There Is no alternative, of a. fin« for either the misapplication or false entry con victions. • Morse and Curtis were taken to the Tombs by United States Marshal William Henkel and sev eral of his deputies. Mrs. Curtis accompanied her husband. The prisoners were not hand cuffed. As the iron portals clanged on the two> bankers Mrs. Curtis was hurried away by friends. On arrival at the Tombs th« two prisoner* were turned over to Night Warden Jones, who took the pedigree of each. They were thsn searched carefully and assigned to cells on th» seventh tier, where there are a number of other federal prisoners. They will be allowed to send out for their meals or to have them son by the prison caterer. SONS NOT ALLOWED TO SEE MORSE. No one. was allowed to see Os» two bank-r* last night. Mr. Morse's two sons \i3ited t'i* prison, but were not allowed to see their father or even to communicate with him. The two prisoners probably will be admitted to ball thia morning, when counsel will begin active prep arations for a new trial or an appeal. The ap peal lies to the United States Circuit Court off Appeals. Should Jud«e Hough .follow the eustomar/ precedents of the federal courts tn tmposinse the drastic punishment singled out by Congress for violators of the federal banking laws. h» will probably sentence the two men on the first count of each offence named by the jury, sus pending sentence on the remainder, or mpoos) sentence simply on one count, setting aside th.» remainder. In view of the recommendation at the jury that Curtis be treated mercifully, it is not improbable that the court will give th» former bank president the minimum punish ment on the misapplication and false entry counts, which is five years. Some of those who have followed the trial ar» Inclined to the belief that Judge Hough will sentence the "ice king" to the maximum on on« count, ten years, suspending sentence on the re mainder. A consensus of opinion of six well known federal lawyers was that Jud*e Hos^ss would give Morse ten years and Curtis five. It was Just 5:45 o'clock when word began t» creep through the federal building that th» jury had reached a verdict- The mere rumor was sufficient to empty the corridors of every one interested in the case, and a moment later, on the word of John F. Elder, the foreman. Judge Hough was sent for, and the defendant* were brought into court. WHEN •GUILTY- WAS PRONOUNCED. At 5:5S o'clock the jury filed 4nto their box. and the solemn mien of the twelve men sent ths whisper around the room in an instant. "Guilty!" The clerk called for the verdict, and, it was given, and the jury was then pollei Motion for bail was immediately offered by counsel for both defendants, but Judge Hough refused to entertain any motions at all. and, briefly thanking the jury, he dismissed them until this morning, when sentence will be pro nounced. Within an Incredibly short time after the Jury had given its verdict. Judge Hough had com mitted the two prisoners to the Tombs and ad journed court until this mornings session, and inside of a very- few minutes mnr» the entlrs courtroom was cleared. The Jurors scattered without a seconds delay, and made a speedy exit from the building. All refused to discuss the case. After groin? to the Astor House fo* their belongings, the jurors went home for til* first time in three weeks. * Isidore- Elb**. of the Morse-Curtis Jury, whea seen at his home. No. 1331 Madison avenue, last night, said: ."The cause of the d^-lay on the part of ->. Jury was due to the fact that there was con siderable discussion a? t>"> the validity of tht charg- of conspiracy. On th<» first ballot, which was taken on the charge of conspiracy a?on<^ the jury stood 7 to 3 for acquittal. "Six ballots vvere takrn; each time the num ber dwindled in opposition to the rote for ac quittal until all were for acquittal on the sev "nth ballot. There warn at no time any Ques tion as to the other two charges, the jury beirf unanimous in their ballot for conviction. Th« verdict was in no sense a compromise, since the charge of conspiracy was definitely disposed! o| before the other two charge:* wen* taken up. an<J th"re was no argrument as to conviction on thos« charges. "The jurors to a man sympathized w ith Mr. Curtis throughout, believing that he was us«d as a tool and in no way fOOXj himself in tbt beginning. In giving its verdict it entered « clause asking for some consideration for Curtis Inasmuch as his part in the genera! business manoeuvring was always a subordinate one, hs actinsr under the direction of others. "Throughout th» discussion of th» rariiTit charge* th- J«rv was at all times a friendSy onts Nothing approaching acrimony cr»pt in.™ Alfred Capen. another juror, when ?<»en at hit h^rae. No. ll m Park, avenue, last nischt. SaM that, inasmuch as the jurors betieved that Mors« and Curtis nad been subjected to enough. pub» Hetty, it was mutually decided before the Jar] returned a verdict that none of them wou!« talk to th* press subsequently. He declined t» ?ay anything further. EU Judge Olcott. ot counsel for Curua. aaj