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VOIUV OIU LXV 111....N 0 22,637.
Jfi/stent as t" Whereabouts of Strain
Sheet That DMoses Week
Points in Structure.
Although the report of Professor Bun on the
safety of the Rlnckwells island, or Queensboro.
Bridge, mad- public yesterday, Indefinitely sug
gests provision for the future use of two of the
four elevated railway tracks planned for the
structure. Commissioner Stevenson declines even
to discuss the means, the cost or the length of
time it would tako to make the changes neces
sary for the carrying out of this suggestion.
The report of "'■'■ rmrm Bolter .v Hodge states
that to provid» a fair margin of safety all four
elevated railway tracks must be abandoned ~u n t
!«•«s the ■» eight of the bridge itself is further re
duced by a considerable amount, which reduc
tion would doubtless make necessary the prac
tical reconstruction of portions of the bridge.
Without details as to bow Professor Burr's
susreeption is to be carried out. the general
■— titliju that two of the four elevated rail
•way tracks may lie made available for future
use fails to carry conviction and gives little hope
that elevated trains can at any time bo safely
run over the bridge without the expenditure
fir«t of further large sums of the t payers'
There seems to be some mystery why Messrs.
Boiler & Hodge did not submit with their report
a strain sheet showing the stresses with the
specified loads, which they state was prepared
by them. Alfred P. Boiler that this strain
sheet disclosed so many ■ weak points in the
structure that it became necessary to eliminate
as much dead load as possible and to rearrange
the live loads to bring the structure, within the
limits of safety. Th- details of this missing
Ftrain sheet v ill evidently shed a further light
on the blunder which it Is now evident was
made by the officials of the Bridge Department
in the design of the bridge.
% Commissioner Stevenson said yesterday that
Mr. Tnpersoii. his chief engineer, was going over
the reports of the engineering experts, and that
as boob as possible work would be begun to
carry out their suggestions. The extent and
cost of this work were topics on which Mr.
Stevenson did not want to commit himself. He
appeared to believe, however, that the cost
■would not be great.
Asked if the department had the stress sheet,
referred to in the Boiler & Hodge report, for
the load? called for in the specifications on
which the report was based. the commissioner
said that he did not think the stress sheet had
been submitted to his office. After consultation
■with Chief Engineer Ingersoll he said it had not
been submitted, to bin office, and that his men
did not I:ave a copy of it. At any rate, he said,
he would not discuss this question until he had
consulted Mr. Hodge, who was out of town.
Professor Burr In his report said that to get a
mm further reduction in the dead load it would
be necessary to alter the plans for the com
pletion of the structure by reducing the weight
of the concrete roadway, by a change in the
railings, ■ rearrangement of the details of the
passenger walks and a rearrangement of the
lower ,or. Commissioner Stevenson says he
*— not know to what extent it would be nec
essary to reduce ti r weight of the concrete
roadway. or> what me ans jt would bp effected
or w*at the cost would be. All these 2£5
he s aj .s. are things to which he win have to^
s and rearra - m -- -
c^rn what wo UlfJ SSS^^SrJ
being found necessary i«. w to UPO thp £oon"£ n "
sWe elevated ra.lway t r a , kF . whj( ,, gj «£
covered up with th« concrete ,«» , " k T.
what i, would cost to r Pm o v ; tll^i;S
their present position, where would they be lo
cated and. whether fere would be n> " or Tw .
passenger walks substituted fo r the two that
are now laid.
"What will it cost?' he v.as asked, "to extend
tho elevated railway approach^ for the two
outside elevated tracks from the point where
the root f.asseng^r walks now dip down from
the level of the upper fi<K>r of the bridge to the
street level .-.- the Manhattan side of the river,
upon the level <jf th*- upper floor, to the elevated
railway tracks In Second avenue in the -event
«>f thes^ two tracks b^ing lat^r required for ele
vated traffic?"
No answer from tlv Bridge Commissioner.
"How long will it take to carry out all the
chanpvs sugfrepted by Professor Burr for fur
ther reducing the <]<-ad load of the structure?" '
No answer. '
"Will the tea*, of main compression members
suggested In the report of Professor Burr lie
made. and. If so. when and where?"
No answer. •
Alfred P. Boiler, of th* firm of Bol!cr & Hodge,
snms a«ked by ■ Tribune reporter yesterday if
his firm r-rcpared the strain sheet referred to
In Its report, giving «« stresses the bridge would
have Wn subjected to if tbe'strurture had been
completed according to the^ specifications con
tained in the contract.
"T*>=." replied- Mr. Boiler, "we did pn pare ;
Fu<-b a strain shee;."
••Is it not a fa<-t that this particular strain
eheei formed the basis of your entire Investiga
tion into the ysfrty of the ids* - Mr. Boiler
was ask'-d .
"Yes,* 1 va«= the reply. -"that i- quite true."
"Would you object! to stating why it A «- not
incorporated In jour report?- asko.j the ro- ,
Tli*- disclosures of that strain sheet." re- j
pli«-d Mr. Boiler, "developed so many weak j
points in the i.ride- that it bc-ea.nje necessary to
eliminate as much dead load as possible and to
rearrange the live loads fo as to l>r!r-« the j
structure as erected within the limits of safety, j
This, after all. was the question of greatest i
moment. Another strain i-h'-^t was then pre j
jiar*>d. Khotving exactly wliat dead lo:«d would j
have to be *--liniinat<-<] and what live load the j
1-rMge «oultl carry with a fair margin of safety, j
This second strain sheet doe? accompany the
"Hove you any objection,"' asked the reporter,
•to giving The Tribune a copy of this first strain
fh**t. which, you say. formed the basis of your |
Investigation T"
"We are quite willing." replied Mr. Boiler, "to j
rfv* the public that or any other strain sheet (
prepared by us In this investigation, but ma-- j
murb as the strain sheet you ask for was not J
eua<~h»-d the .... we think It should j
be giver, out by the Com mi. -si oner of Bridges."
The present absolute refusal of tin Bridge j
Commissioner to discuss or to explain In any j
Lontiaiinj on uiuDd pus*-
To-day and to-morrow, fair
west wind*.
— — ___„ i
Only 20 Saved from Steamer Sunk
Off Hokkaido Coast.
Tokin. Nov. 7 News has reached here of th»
loss of the steamer Taish. which was sunk in a
storm off Etoro Island. One hundred and fifty
pet-tons were drowned. The vessel was crowded
with fishermen and passengers, and only
twenty- nine urn- saved. The Taish was a ves
sel of r,T4 tons. Etaro Island is a small island
near Hokkaido.
» " . ;
Democrats Reduce Claims for fin/an
to 100 Plurality.
Ren". Xpv., Nov. »i. — Democratic centra! head
quarters, in the face of constantly decreasing
figures, Mined a statement to-night that the
plurality for Bryan in Tuesday's election will
be from 150 to 200 votes. The result in the light
of late returns is in doubt and Taft may have
carried th" state. The first Democratic claims
<«.. 1/500.
Duke Annoyed by Gossip — Prepara
tions for Journey.
Rome, Nov. 0 Hie Duke ot the Ahruzzi. # «n
noyed by the discussion ot his reported engage
ment in Miss [Catherine Elk ins in both the
American and Itnlian press, speaking to his aid
to-day, said that facts aoon would cut short the
gossip. The duke's valet has been ordered to
mak*- preparations for a journey.
Report That Cabinet Will Resign
Owing to Czech Question.
Vienna. Nov. <!. — It is reported to-night that
the resignation of the Austrian Cabinet is immi
nent as an outcome of the dissensions between
the Gorman and Czech ministers arising from
the recent racial conflicts in Prague and other
Bohemian towns.
Remarkable Trial of the New British
London. Nov. (",. The British battleship In
vincible, the latest addition to the British navy,
in a 'rial to-day under peven-tenths of her
power, attained n speed of 2~> knot*. It is ex
pected that the new vessel when workine under
full power will r^ach a speed of ">"> km>t^ a
n i irld'a record.
To Rest in South— Will Follow,
Precedents in White House. - !
■■ ■ i
[By Telegraph to The Tribunal
Cincinnati, Nov. 6. —"I am Indeed a proud and .
happy woman." said Mr?. William H. Taft to- :
day. in speaking of- Mr. Taft's election. "We j
both appreciate the honor conferred on up and j
arc trying: to live up to it.
"We go down to Hot .Springs this evening i
and will remain there some weeks, then will go
South for the remainder of the winter. Mr. i
Taft and. l expect to spend a quiet winter In !
preparation for undertaking the duties in the '
White House. He needs a rest after the lons j
campaign of speechmaking, and, though I am ;
well, the last two months have been very ex- i
citing, co before our public life begins I shall |
also appreciate a rest.
"We can make no especial arrangement for ■
taking up our new duties, for if we are not pre
pared for them now it would be hopeless for us :
to try to tit ourselves. I can make no plans i
until after March 4. Mr. Tuft and I have many i
friends In Washington, so we will not feel like j
strangers in a strange land. We are both famil- .
lar with the duties attending the official life of
"I expect to follow the routine and customs of !
the past. As Mr. Taft is proud to be the sue- j
cessor of a man like President Roosevelt, so am
I glad that I am to succeed such a woman as I
Mrs. Roosevelt.**
Daughter of Carter Harrison Makes
Counter Charges.
■By Telegraph to The Tribune i
Ashe\Wr. N. <".. Nov. -Mrs. Sophie Ens! man, !
daughter of the late Carter Harrison, Mayor of i
< 'hie-ago, and sister of Carter Harrison, who bu< -
oeeiled him in that office, has been arrested at
Buck Shoals. her home, twelve miles from here, j
on a warrant Issued by a country magistrate J
charging her with the violation of a state law I
which forbids a man and a woman unmarried ;
and not related to live in a bouse, unattended by j
other omen. The case was continued until No- \
vein her IS Mrs. ESastman was represented by i
counsel, trhlie the man who pwor*> out ihe war- '
rant, th'- son of Colonel V. K. Mcßee, formerly ;
a prominent railroad man, who. it is said, has ;
been" living at Buck Shoals for several years, was !
not represented.
Mrs. Eastman ha* begun suit against Colonel ;
Mr Bee, charging that while she furnished ail :
the money to buy Buck Shoals from the heirs of ■
the late "Bill Nye," the humorist, who built it I
and who died there. he had so deluded her that |
the property* Is vested In a company which he con- i
•rote j
At 1 o'clock this morning the hotel barn .-it
Bkylund where Mrs. Eastman has been Maying. \
n< <lcst roved by file, anil Mrs. Eastman's two i
irned to death. The fire was FOOTBALL INJURY PROVES FATAL.
N. Y. C. Vice-President Reported as Saying
Railroads Had Released $240,000,000 Worth.
Wh<-n W. C. Brown, vice-president of the New
York Central, eras Risked last night about a re
port that ... had announced thai railroad contracts
lor 1240.000,000 had been released by the companies
since Election Day, he said that it was absolutely
without foundation. According to the story, Mr.
Brown bad made the announcement in ■ speech at
Clartnda, i>.w.;. i!,.- day after election and had
.-.,i.| that the New York Central system alone hid
released ordera fur |B.«W.«». This, too, Mr. Brown
■aid. was untrue.
, ___' i
[By IVlesrrajih to Vt- Tribune. 1
New Casti*. i "•! , Nov. The payment of a
fr<al; election I.*- f may <o*t John Truiti, a hotel
clerk, lis life. T.ruiit wagered a awlm In the
Delaware Rivei against Jl'i thai a certain nominee
for tiie Legislature would not i•• elected, lost it
and took the plunge In scanty attire. A . nil] fol
iuwoii; ■ ben pneumonia.
Alfred h. ciktis going to htr home
from courtwith his niece.
Union Fails to (ret Recognition, but
Comes to Terms.
The taxicab strike came to an nd last night
| with a compromise. But. like the "War of ISIU,
i the month long season of street violence dosed
I with a final attack on a strike breaker, after the
; signing of the peace agreement— a miniature
battle of New Orleans.
It was about 0 o'clock, some hours after the
announcement that the strike was over, that
; George H. Price was assaulted and deliberately
| fired on at Rutherfurd Place and I."th street by
I a man whom he had taken as a. fare earlier in
' the night. Price escaped with a scalp wound
'< and several bad bruises on the face.
Price was hailed by a man at 42d street and
i Broadway, who instructed the chauffeur to drive
to the Metropolitan Opera House. There the
j passenger loitered a few minute?. Then he re
j entered the taxicab and ordered Price to take
; him to 13th stret and Avenue A. At Ruther
i furd Place and l">th street the far.- balled Price
I again and told him to stop. The man leaped out
.and attacked the chauffeur. He struck him sev
j eral times in the face before Price had a chance
jto defend himself. The chauffeur sprang to the
j sidewalk, but as he was about to -lose withiils
(assailant the -latter drew a revolver and fired
point blank at Price.
I The bullet grazed Price's head and made a
| hole in his cap.
Patrol ■.;•:■. Hoffman, of the East 22d street
| station, heard the report. He ran to the scene.
' but found that Price's assailant had vanished.
i A crowd had gathered and threatened a demon
stration, but the officer soon quieted them.
Another strike aftermath was the am of
Thoma» Gormley, of No. 731 Tenth avenue, on
a bench warrant charging him with assaulting
Morris \"a.-s. a chauffeur of the New York Taxi
cab Company, on October 28.
The strike, which began on Saturday, October
3, was ended after a conference lasting four
hours at the offices of the company* No. 5-}»'>
Fifth avenue, between its officials, representa
tives of the strikers and or the state Board of
Arbitration, the latter bringing the conference
about. The main demand, recognition of the
union, was waived, and the conditions accepted
on behalf of the strikers were the same as those
rejected a week after the strike b«gan.
An open shop agreement was signed. The
committee directed the strikers to apply for re
instatement to-day. Th» company says that no
competent men will he discharged, however, to
make room for strikers.
With the consent of both- sid^s a supple
mentary clause was added to the agreement
providing that the company would] give every
possible preference to its old employes when
they were good chauffeurs, and that when abil
ity was equal union men would have the pref
Gasolene is. by the agreement, 10 be charged
at cost. Twelve hours will constitute a day's
work, all time over twelve hours to be deducted
from the following day's work. The men will
pay for their uniforms at lit cents a day, but in
no case mu-V the uniforms cost more than $.'{»> a
year. The charge of 1 ( > cents a day for cleaning
machines will be abolished, the company to clean
all machines in the future. Extra men will
have steady employment according to the length
of service. No discrimination v ill be made
against any man for his connection with the
The strike, though it Involved only about four
hundred then at the outset, was attended by
unusual violence. New drivers have been
maimed, taxicabs burned, passengers Injured,
seriously in some cases, by missiles aimed Hi
the new drivers or at the special policemen, and
at hast one death is attributable directly to the
strike. The windows of several hotels were'
smashed by rocks thrown at strike breakers,
and in one or two cases hotel guests had narrow
• apes.
North Carolina Student Was Hurt While
"Tackling a Dummy."
f'linrlotte. X. <\, Nov. fi.— John Cooper, a student
at the University of North Carolina and a member
of the 'varsity football eleven, who was* injured In
the preliminary practice of the team in Septem^?r
while tackling ■ dummy, died last night at Clinton.
Cooprr suffered an injury to his spinal curd, which
brought about paralysis.
Austin. Tex.. Nov. 6.— Ernest Dlckson, twenty-one
years old. right end of the University of Arkansas
football team, who was injured ( ii the came with
Oklahoma University last Friday, ;licJ here at mid
night last night. After teing hurt he accompanied
tip team to Austin to pla; Texas University, but
upon arrival here pneumonia ■•( In.
St I'nul. Nov. 6.- ''■■ County Court granted a
divorce to-day to William Beast r; whoso wife.
Therwai Joined a female i. ISI ''Mil ■ luti li.l ilk. ■!
the sport *"' well Unit she refused to return to tiliu.
Driver Nearly Exhausted by Swim
ming When Saved.
Harry Goodsell, tho seventeen-year-old son of
Mrs. Mary a. Goodsell, a widow, living at No
'A-4 West TL'd street, drov« a light runabout
into an open drawbridge over Kast Chester
Creek, in Pelham Parkway, The Bronx, last
nitrht ard fell, with the machine, thirty-five
feet into the creek. H-' waa rescued, but his in
juries may prove fatal.
Goodsell was alone in the automobile, and was
going north at n tair rate of speed when he
approached the bridge. There was a danger
signal out, and the draw waa open, but the
young man either didn't see the sienal or dis
regarded it. for he did not slacken speed. The
automobile snapped .1 rope in front of the open
bridge and disappeared over the end of the ap
Superintendent Byer and two tenders, Daniel
Kelly and Elijah Muller. heard the automobile
splash into the water. They hurriedly put out
in a boat and found young QoodseU trying to
swim ashore. He was hauled into the boat and
taken to Geek's Hotel, near Bartow Station,
where his clothing was removed and he was at
]>r . Eicnei iras called from Pordhani Hospital.
Hi said the your:: man had broken two ribs and
was suffering from shock Mnd submersion.
Goodsell \va3 t?k.-n to the hospital.
The automobili was submerged under about
ei^ht feet of water. Efforts were begun ar once
to raise the car
Th< bridge i-- a new structure and is not yet
completed. It hns been In use. however, for
! weeks. A red lipht was hansrinp at
each end last night irhen young Goodsell ap
hed, and as ;i further precaution a
had been stretch '^ parkway at either
. nd of the bridge
The automobile In f g did riot turn I
rind this probably saved the young man's life,
li- Floated off as th- machine sunk, and was
making a desperate • swim to shore
the 1 Igei in picked him up. The cold
water chilled him bo that h# would have prob
ably B°ne down had nol help come when It did,
Victim Stepped in Front of Car
Owned by Charles Feltman.
Mr*. Tessie Kasansky, of No. 88 Sandford
street. Brooklyn, was instantly killed by an
automobile owned by Oarles Feltman, « Coney
Island restaurant keeper, and driven by Proper
Porsch, ;i chauffeur, of No. 'J'".!* West 10th street.
Manhattan, at Nostrand and Park avenues.
Brooklyn, yesterday. Three hundred employes
of the Dunlap Hat Company, near by, witnessed
the accident.
Porsch was charged v\ith criminß! nepliyen-'e
at the Cafes avenue station. ;md was released in
$2,000 ball. In the woman's stocking was $310.
Witnesses say that Mrs Kasansky stepped from
behind a street car of the Nostrand avenue line
in fn>n( of the automobile
Mai hint Smashed Bfhceen Two
Broadway Cars:
A hie limousine touring automobile which
carried •■! license number that. according to Po
lice Headquarters, was that of Mayor McClel
lan, was crushed between two Broadway surface
cars at .'tlith street last night. and th« chauffeur
and a companion were hurled to the street. A
passenger on the rear platform of the north
bound surface car was thrown over the dash
Edgar Leatherman, of No. 162 Waverley Place,
the chauffeur of the machine, said that be 'lost
control of his brake while running through .'{t'.th
street toward Broadway. A northbound car
struck the big machine, turning it completely
around Into the path of • southbound car. which
struck it heavily.
Frank H. Reilly, of No. .'!••'• West 4Oth street,
who was on the. seat beside the chauffeur, was
badly bruised and unconscious for ■ time. He
was attended by an ambulance surgeon from
tlv New York Hospital. George. Matthews, who
was thrown over the rear platform of the north
bound streetcar, was bruised painfully. Leather
man as slightly- hurt. •
A New Jersey license number — 14.">04 — was
left on the front of the machine, but the New
York license disappeared soon after the car
was recked.
\Hy T-I. it r.ipti to The Tribune. !
Trinidad. ' '"I . Nov. *'>.— A son welshing twenty*
ttire* pounds was born to .Mr. and .Mrs. Alfred
Valdez, of Majestic, last nisht. They will name It
William Howard Tuft \ aide*.
More Guarded Utterances Urged —
Harden Demands Al>dication.
Berlin. Nov. 6. — Th»> German Conservative
party, r^jir, -■<=. mine the most loyal s.-ction of the
German people, has issue,i an official declaration
concerning the interview given to an unofficial
representative Englishman by Kmperor William
nm\ published recently in "The London Teie
graph." The declaration expresses sertoua con
cern "that not infreriuentl>- the utterances of his
majesty brirtir our foreign politics into a difficult
situation." adding: "In order th.it the Km
peror's reputation may h° preserved from criti
cism and discussion <md the Orman Rmpir*'
and people from complications and harm, we
express the reverential wish that greater re
serve be displayed in future in making such
utteram .-s."
The declaratioa hi sißTieri by Baron yon Mar
teuffel, president of the party, and ten of Its
principal !»-aders=.
Maximilien. Harden, editor of "Die Zukunft."
speaking to-night on the political situation to a
large crowd of followers, called on Emperor
William to abdicate', saying that his grand
father thought of doing so on a less critical oc
casion for which he was responsible.
Manitoba Farmer Lights Stove frith
Aid of Coal OH.
Swan I-Tkf. Man, Nov. •;. The home of K. w".
Carey, a farmer ii\ing a fpv.- miles south ,-«f
here, was destroyed !>> lire to-day, and Mrs.
Carey, five children and a Mi^s CHI* spit, a
young school teacher, who « | over
night with the family, perished Mr. Carey was
so badrj mjured thai be cannot recover. Th^
fire was caused by fiis lighting the kitchen
stove w • ai oil Th« other o upaats •r the
l v , ; jc:^ - . ■ asleep, were suffocated in their
Man Finds Wife. Mother and Infant
Son Dead.
Washington, Nov. rt.— Overcome by the fumes
of gas of unknown origin, three members of
the family of Clarence L Bremennan, a stenog
rapher in the Library of Congress, were
asphyxiated in their home. No. 1306 Ist street.
Northwest/ this city, to-day. The dead are
Mrs. Heba Cutts Breincrman. thirty-four years
old; Cutts Bremerman. eighteen months old,
her son. and Mrs. Helen Catherine Breuteiwan,
fifty-eight years old. her mother-in-law.
When Bremerman returned home this even
ing he noticed his infant son apparently asleep
in a crib in the dining room. He called to his
wife that the baby was asleep. Receiving no
reply, he went Into the kitchen, where he found
his wife and mother dead on the floor. Bremer
man detected a strong odor of gas. but was un
able to locate the source.
The ' Coroner, the police and ■ number of phy
sicians who were called in were puzzled.
Republican Official Mysteriously In
jured on SovenSber 3.
Benjamfti atone, Republican captain In the 3d
Flection I>is=tViri of lb« i*'"' 1 Assembly District,
mysteriously hurl on Klection Day an ever slr.ee
in an unconsrlous kih • In BflleTue Hospital, died
there late last niclit.
The death of Stone has been reported to the Cor
oner's office for investigation. Th* Beltevue sur
geons said last night they bad made no diagnosis!
Prlenda of the dear! man said thai Stone hail beon
! "biackjacked" at £>th street and First avenue.
i Others tared that he fell and struck the back of
his head.
•Radcliffe Girls Demand That a Woman Be
Selected to Succeed President Eliot.
(Hy T>l»Kraph to The TriSun-. 1
Boston, Nov. 6.— The "RadcllnV Suffragette" made
it- first a[ip*>a-ancf to-day, it is an ebjtbt-poig*
newspaper and la said to be bai-kwl by the Suf
frage Club at Radcliffe. The first h-sue lampoons
"The Crimson*' and demands thai ■ Woman be ap
pointed president of Harvard to succeed President
Kliot. Under a tiiln disguise a personage, easily
recognizable, U quoted as Indorsing the plnn anil
expressing bis opinion that .< woman should have
a larger share In the university government.
The paper sold rapidly all day -it 5 cents a copy
and the readers are still wondering if It Is a Joke
or is to >" % taken in earnest.
Watsrtown. N. V.. Nov. 6.— Snow fell to the depth
of neveral Inchr* throughout Northern New York
— • »—» — .. —
The dauY'Rtua flavor of "Salada" Tea win niease
*eu. Your^trocer sells It.— Advt-
Court Grants Ten Dans Start Fend
ing Appeal — Question of Rail To
Be Argued on Monday.
Charles W. Morse, former "Ice King ' and
steamship owner, with a chain of banks t» do
his bidding, was sentenced yesterday by Ii;<l?*
Hough, in the United State* District Court, to
serve fifteen years in the federal prison II At
lanta for misapplication of the. funds of the Na
tional Bank of North Am- ■- of which h*» traa
formerly vice-president, and for making false
entries in the bank's books. Jurt;?* Hough
granted a stay- of ten days in the execution oC
the sentence.
Alfred H. Curtis, former president of th- Na
tional Bank of North America, who was con
victed with Morse on the same charge.", re
ceived the minimum penalty — five, years but
Judge Hough suspended sentence, and M- Cur
ti3 left the courtroom a free man. The Jury
which convicted the two bankers recommended
clemency in the case >< Curtis, and United
States Attorney Stimson, who prosecuted the
case for the government, urged leniency.
As soon as Morse had been sentenced he was
taken to United States Marshal Henkel's office.
where he remained with his family and connsel
until 1 o'clock, when he was taken back to th«
Tombs. Wallace Macfarlane, of Morse's coun
pel. later in the day obtained from Judge La
combe, of the United States Circuit Court of
Appeals, a writ of error, which Is returnable on
December 3. Mr. Macfarlane served a copy of
the writ on Mr. Stimson and then went before
Judge Hough with a formal application for baiL
Judge Hough refused bail.
Mr. Macfarlane then went before Jud?« La
combe again and obtained an order for United
States Attorney Sttmson to show cause why
Morse should not be admitted to ball pending
the preparation of his appeal. The order Is rs
turnable on Monday at 3 o'clock, when the ap
plication for bail will be argued before th*
United States Circuit Court of Appeals. In tha
mean time Morse must remain in the Twmbs.
The scene in the courtroom when Judg*
Hough pronounced sentence on the two bank
ers was a dramatic one. Th» room was crowd
ed to suffocation, and the solemnity of th« oc
casion apparently impressed itself upon all pres
ent. Morse and Curtis sat in the Jury box. sur
rounded by deputy marshals. Mrs. Curtia and
Mrs Morse, with her husband's two sons, were
present, as were several other friends and rela
tives of the prisoners. Their wives were weep
Morse and Curtis, who had spent the night in
the Tombs, bore up bravely. As soon as Judga
Hough took his seat on the bench Mr. Stimson
moved that sentence be pronounced. Ex-Judg«»
William M. K. Olcott. counsel f-->r Curtis, asked
for a suspension of sentence, on the ground
that his client had already suffered punishment
Mr. Olcott. In a voice choking with emotion.
recalled the fact that the jury had recommended
clemency in Curtis's case. He also referred tr>
the prisoner's excellent character as testified to
by so many well known witnesses at the trial.
Mr. Olcott said he thought that the ends '"'"
justice had already been served sufficiently in
Curtlss ca!=e. especially as he was not the prin
cipal in the transactions for which he had been
Mr. Stimson followed Mr. (Meats, saying:
In reference to the defendant Curtis. It ap
pears conclusively from the evidence that hi 3
offences were determined upon by a mtn.l so
much stronger than his own that he was virtu
aln S the course of the government's investiga
tion it has been found that the defendant Mors»
was able to Impose on the minds of many men
who were stronger than the defendant Curtis.
The defendant Curtis, it appears from the evi
dence, has received no profit from these acts
In view of these facts, and the reiuest of the
lurv that mercy be shown, it seems that th«
minimum penalty of fly y^ars. which the Taw
prescribes for the crime? of -whfch «• de
fendant Curtis has been found guilty. Is too
heavy, considering the punishment which he has
alrpa'dy suffered. ■
Therefore, your honor. I. as District Attorney
for the government, would recommend that tha
defendant Curtis receive a suspended sentence.
Following the recommendation for a su««
pendeil sentence in the case of Curtis.- Judgs)
Hough said:
So far as Curtis is concerned, I am in accord
with the recommendation of the Jury for leni
ency He was virtually in the position of &
subordinate. A remarkably careful and atten
tive jury has believed that Curtis did not intend
to do wrong when ha embarked upon an illegal
course. . ■ -'■'".
He started in on what I ■■ soon perceived to n»
wrong but. after making the first false step.
he had not the strength to retrace it. and to
abolish false methods. His feeble etforts at
righting the wrong met with but little encour
agement from a supine t>oarri of directors.
With the jurors. I believe that he writhed
under the domination >f .; stronger man, but he>
did not tarn to oppose tils master for fear oj
I' sine the most remun^rAtive place he h.t<l ever
had or ever coul.l expect to have. So he k»rt
on as he had begun, hoping against hope that
the outcome would be we*!.
He is disgraced and finam-'.'lly ruined, but fi
mv mil there has nev»-r l^en any rji>e?t!on as
to hi* personal honesty. He b sentenced, for fiv*
years. an<i »enten;:e is susr^nded.
There was r> murmur throughout th* e«Turt
rnom and a feeble attempt at applause, which
was promptly suppressed by the court attend^
ants. Curtis', on whose face pleasure was mani
fppted. was taken into the room back of th*
iudge"s bench. Mrs. Curtis was overcome, and!
was assisted from the courtroom by her friends.
Jndge Hough then turn><l to Morse and said:
As to the defendant Morse thT»- is little to h«
said or added V- the evidence in the c:ise. In
this case, as in all bank «a>es. the criminal a.'t
is part of a larcer genernl scheme. In this case
th»" scheme was to>'nsc the bank's ami the de
positors' money for his own spccnlattva pur
poses. II such a sehenv* is allowed to ■*> un
punished the public will be at the mercy of
wealthy adventurers wh > may buy r«"ptitab!.j
I impose sentence of fifteen reara in the feti
eral prison at Atlanta, an-1 allow him to stay In
this city for ton days, in churge of Marshal
Morse's face flushed a deep re<l as Juds*
Hough pronounced sentence, hut he said noth
ing and made no movement, standing erect and
looking straight at the Court. He. too. was
taken at once into the room back of the Judge's
bench. Mrs. Morse b»gan to cry. but mad* no
other demonstration. H>*r frientis. crowded
around her. ami in a moment she followed her
husband into the private room. Slorsa'a two
son*. Benjamin and Harry, were also det'ply af
Curt was enthusiastically received by ths
big crowd which fillet! the corridor when re
emerged fmm the courtroom an*! started for th-j
elevator. Men rushed forward to grasp bis

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