Leadership

THE SCANNELL MARKS CASE

Issue 12 and Volume 33.

THE SCANNELL MARKS CASE At last John J. Scamtell, former fire commissioner of New York city, who awarded a contract for 1,500 feet of hose to the Akron Rubber company, bidding $1 per foot, while another company bid eighty cents, will have to stand trial, as well as William L. Marks, the representative of the Akron company, Judge Scott having overruled the demurrers to the indictments against them. The law’s delays have been well exemplified in this case. Scanned was indicted for neglect of duty by the grand jury on June 28, igoi There were two indictments against him, each charging neglect of duty, and the third indictment jointly charged Scanned and Marks with conspiracy. The two counts for neglect of duty were composed of three specific charges: (it Plain neglect of duty; (2) evasion of the law; and (3) perpetration of fraud upon the city. The defendants professed to…

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