222 PUBLIC PAPERS OF GOVERNOR ROOSEVELT
August 17, 1900. Albert Ross. Sentenced May 4, 1892; county,
Richmond; crime, burglary, first degree; term, seventeen years, seven
months; prison, Sing Sing.
Commuted to eight years, three months and seventeen days, actual
Ross was jointly indicted with Carl Fischer, whose sentence has
been commuted for reasons last-above stated. His eyesight has become
seriously impaired, and he is threatened with total blindness, which,
perhaps, can be averted by proper treatment, but this he cannot have at
the prison. He has been an exceptionally good prisoner, and the prison
officers ask for his release.
August 27, 1900. Louis Cave. Sentenced September 28, 1898;
county, Niagara; crime, forgery, second degree; term, five years;
Commuted to one year, ten months, twenty-six days, actual time.
The term already served, being equivalent to about two years and
six months, is deemed sufficient for the crime committed ¾ the
forging of a check for twenty-five dollars; and the prisoner is released
upon the very earnest petition of the complainant in whose employ he
was when he committed the forgery, and who will take him at once
again into his service.
August 27, 1900. Reuben Goldstein. Sentenced November 21,
1898; county, New York; crime, grand larceny, first degree; term, five
years; prison, Sing Sing.
Commuted to one year, nine months and eight days, actual time.
Recommended by judge, district attorney, and complainants, on the
ground that the prisoner has been sufficiently