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TO PAINT CORONATION.
KING EDWARD CHOOSES BDWDI A. AB
BEY FOR TIIE WORK.
HONOR FOR AMERICAN ARTIST— FEELING
OVEB FAILURE OF NEGOTIA
nONS WITH HOTHA.
fCoryriKht: 1001: Hy The New- York Tribune.)
IBT CABLE TO the TIIIBCNE.]
London. March 120, 1 a. m. — The King has
commissioned Edwin A. Abbey to paint the
coronation Fccne in Westminster Abbey. Sir
francis Knollys has Informed the artist, at
(Tin Hall. Gloucestershire, of the King's
•wishes, and also the dimensions of the canvas,
which will be fifteen feet long. The selection of
this artist will cause great satisfaction in the
Royal Academy, where Mr. Abbey Is not only
irttbotit a rival as a painter of historical scenes,
but Is also deservedly popular. It is also an ex
ceptional tribute to American art from the
British Crown which will gratify all Americans.
The corresponding picture of Queen Victoria's
coronation was painted by Leslie, and repre
sented the last stage of the ceremony, when she
kes kneeling for the sacrament after receiving
the crown, orb and sceptre. Hayter also painted
th<> Queen in her coronation robes. Mr. Abbey
ha* sent the best of his Grail panels, the Maid
ens and the Red Knight, to Paris, where It will
be exhibited at the Salon. There was not space
j or the other Grail pictures In this year's Salon.
but the entire series will be shown in Paris and
London before they go to America for the Bos
ton Public Library.
Mr. Chamberlain caused much disappointment
In th Commons yesterday by the announce
ia«it that the peace negotiations between Lord
Kitchener and General Botha had been broken
off without result. He gave this information in
a conversational tone, without accentuating the
importance of it by tone or gesture. lie also
ppoke guardedly and carefully, so that no false
inferences could be drawn from his admission
that the negotiations had failed. Lord Kitch
ener was credited with offering terms which
General Botha was not disposed to recommend
to the other Boer leaden. The responsibility
for the continuance of guerilla warfare to the
Mtter ens consequently rests with General
Botha and those whom he has consulted. This
•sras the Impression which Mr. Chamberlain
clearly ir.ear.t to convey. The fact that he made
tie explanation proved that Sir Alfred Milner
rather than Lord Kitchener has been attempt
lr.g to negotiate with the Boer leaders, since
otherwise Mr. Brodrlck would have been the
one to announce the unpleasant news. The
rronrptrc-f? with which the full details of the
r.esotlatinns are promised Indicates a desire on
the part of th- government that the terms of
fered to the Boers may be known for the moral
etTert here r.rti in South Africa. The Ministerial
ists accepted General Botha's answer philosoph
ically as a proof that the war must go on until
lh? Boer leaders were captured, and that the
ChaTicp'lcr of the Exchequer might as well
rtsvuhol? his more favorable budget and warn
taxpayers to prepare for the worst, the sugar
v \~ as vfll ¦« the increased Income tax. The
pro-Boer L!n<rals. who are looking for strange
reresjUJoo: from Holland, are predicting that
Oners! Botha will have a version of the nego
tiations quit* different frcm the one authorized
by tie Colonial Office.
There Is a general fee'.^i? of regret expressed
by this nv:rr/nir's newspapers at the failure of
the peace negotiations between Lord Kitchener
ard General Botha. The government la at the
ssrae time called upon to pro3«-^ute x'cie war with
rnabated meigj. Mr. Krvisrer is reported as
saying thai an ;:nTji=t;re between the British
and Boer troops v.-as agreed to in order to give
tie Btragc :•-- Boer commandoes time to pull
tbttsßf-'.v-r Together, and this view i."< shared by
z good man; people her*-. It is understood that
a? soon as rh^ papers relative to the negotia
tions are j/nViish^d the Opposition will ratae a
debate on the matter in the House of Commons.
The second reading of the Consolidated Fund
iiEJ mat week will afford an opportunity for
hringSng the subject before Parliament.
The West India committee has been in com
¦Bsncatian with the Colonial Office with refer
ence to the proposed tax on sugar. It is urged
that th» tax would be in the highest degree
detrimental to the interests of the sugar pro
ducing colotjlj-s of the l tr I isb Empire.
George P. Brett, who has been in touch with
1/erdon literary circles for several weeks. Bails
to-day 5 r New- York. He reports that the pub
l:shir.< trade her? is dull, and that he has found
few literary undertakings of exceptional prom
ise or Interest. His most important contract is
one Httde with Mr. Dent for the publication by
ths Macn:!l;an2 in America, of a new edition of
Thackeray in twenly-t-ight volumes.
Revelations respecting Sir Thomas Lipton's
r.ew challenger are volunteered from Glasgow
with suspicious volubility; thus the body of the
yacht is thrown forward instead of aft, and an
American ek-mejit of elasticity has been impart
** by various expedients. Builders and design
ers do not tell a!I they know, and the real secrets
M the construction are till hidden.
110U) GLARDB As HOSTAGES.
: WAS PRISONERS MUTINY IN A MINE—
LIVING ON MULE MEAT.
Leavenworth. Kan.. March ID.— ln the Kansas
State penitentiary coal mine at Lansing S*e
Prisoners who went down into th- mine on
Monday morning have mutinied, and are hold
ing Bftacn guards as hostages. They refuse to
hi the guards come to the surface until War
d<-n Tomllnson promises to give them better
food They threaten to kill the guards if their
demands are not complied with. The mines are
»'orlre<j by the worst class of convicts, and
¦ssaac those who have mutinied are twenty life
Prisoners. Warden^ Tomlinson has refused to
grant the demands.
All the penitentiary shops have been closed
a-M the convicts have been locked In their cells,
la order to have all the guards in readiness to
kan<Jle the convicts should they attempt to
rush from the mine.
Many complaints have been made by the
Prisoners because of the grade of food fur
a'-«b*d them, and to this dissatisfaction have
kcea added allegations of v mistreatment. No
outbreak was attempted, however, until the
¦*•. who had entered the mine, refused to re
turn unless their demands were granted. They
tilled the mules used in the mine and are living
<»• this meat. Serious trouble is apprehended if
coll!*. found necessary to send deputies Into the
A communication was received from one of the
Wards to-day stating they were hungry and
wrea, but bo far as he could learn /.I! were
A FEW RESTFUL HOURS
wi an Old ix.tnmhA: Liner: v. short nt:,y \ n Vir
; •at triD.iio fvil"f vil" V ' W " hln ton »¦ » m ost pleas-
GIYIXG UP ISLE OF PINES.
| A SIGNIFICANT CONCESSION BY TIIE
CUBAN DELEGATES-VIEWS OF
SENATOR O. 11. PLATT.
[V.r TEUSGBAPH TO Till". TRIbUNE.]
Washington. March lit. — With the return of
the President to Washington to-day there has
come a fresh revival of rumors regarding af
fairs in Cuba. Tho most sensational of these
was that th-=- President found awaiting him a
cable dispatch from Governor-General Wood
vhich spoke despairingly of the prospects of an
early acceptance by the Cuban Constitutional
Convention of the terms for withdrawal of
American sovt >¦. Ignty over the island contained
in the Platt amendment. Instead of receiving
advices of tl;ls character, the President learned
from Governor-General Wood that there has
been virtually no change in the political situa
tion at Havana in the la^t week or ten days.
It Is hinted, however, that the expressed will
ingness of the constitution makers to yield the
Isle of Pines to this country without dispute
or contention is a sign of a growing disposition
among the delegates to take uj> for considera
tion seriously and at an earlier date than
seemed probable a week ago the whole question
of the relations between the United States and
Cuba. In th,> original draft of their constitu
tion th- delegates were careful to define the
boundaries of Cuba bo .is to include the Isle of
Pines, In the face of the fact that this country
claimed that small bit of territi ry under the
terms of th" Treaty of Paris. If v.<>\\ they are
willing to c< need, the American claim to it, they
will have to revise tlvir constitution bo as to
exclude the Isle ¦ i Pines from the boundaries
In comparison with the greater advantages to
be gained by securing naval static us at various
harbors of Cuba, t!;>- American contention over
the Isle ot Pin.-; dwindles ir.to unimportant c,
and tlie Cuban concession of thin point is of lit
tle value. The significance. • f the concession,
however, is that the delegates to the constitu
tions] convention make an assertion of their
p ny r thus to act for the Cuban people and an
admission of the ri«ln of tho United States to
pies, rile the conditions on which Cuba can
become a free and sovereign nation. Having
gone bo far. it i.- confidently believed in Wash
ington thai in due time the delegates will go
the whole length and accept all the provisions
contained in the Platt amendment.
Senator Platt, of Connecticut, the author of
this amendment, returned to Washington last
night from a visit to his home, and to-day
talked with a representative of The Tribune
about Cuban affairs. "I have no special infor
mation from Cuba," said Mr. Platt. "As the
situation stands it is this way: The I'nlted
States Congress has declared In a formal man
ner what it thinks should be the relations be
tween this country and Cuba. Our propositions
ar- fair, just and liberal. Th--y were ma '.c in
good faith, and with the inti-rests of Cu^a as
weii a> the interests of our country as nur
guide. I l-elieve these propositions are regarded
by the great mass of our people as fair, juet and
liberal, and I also believe that until they are
accepted by the Cubans very few, if any. Ameri
cans will want our authority withdrawn from
the Island. I do not fear that tho I'uhans will
reject them after calm, mature and deliberate
consideration. We can wn:t on them patiently
to do this."
GE-XERAL DIOCIXO CAPTT'RED.
GENERAL MACARTHT'R THINKS THIS WTLX>
END HOSTILITIES IN I'ANAY.
Washington, March !!?.— General Mac Arthur
feo-day informed t!v> War Department of the
capture of the insurgent General Dloclno. His
dispatch is as follows:
General Robert P. Hughes reports Diorino,
most troublesome Insurgent general. Panay,
captured March 18, wounded :hr, .- times. Thinks
ti.id will end war Capis Province, I'anay. In
njy opinion will terminate hostilities Panay.
Transport Sheridan arrived to-day.
CONCENTRATION ONLY IN ftOMBLONG.
Washington, March 10. It was said at th«»
\\ ar Department to-day that no retK.rt has been
received concerning the action of Major .~:nnh
directing that the natives of the Island of Rom
': ' '. k. in the Philippines, should live In the towns
¦ ¦ uiiled by American troops or be consider das
insurgents. It is understood that thiK is purely
i matter, and the order relates only to
this particular Island and locality. There Is no
li.t nti'>n, it is said, of pursuing a system of
concentration In the Islands as a part of the
suppression of the Insurrection.
MTKERB UNWILLING TO STRIKE.
DEMAND WAGE ADJUSTMENT. KT'T Ij<> NOT
WANT Td SUSPEND WORK— PLANS
Scranton. Perm., March ' r) -As the result of con
ferenoes held to-day between President John
Mitchell of the United Mln< Workers and the three
dls'rlit presidents of the anthracite region coni
munlcatlons were sent out 'his afternoon to the
presidents of all the coal companies and the lar«,.
Individual operator* asking their attendance at the
conference of April l. No attempt will be made to
deliver any of these messages In person, as was
done in the matter of the invitations to the con
ference of March 15.
President Mitchell, when seen to-day, said:
No plant of Intermediation have been discussed
by the mine workers' officials, and the only ar
rangements made are for communications directly
between the operators and mine workers. How
ever, in the course of developments, we would be
only too glad to avail ourselves of any means Of
brifiKinK about the end which we an- tr\ ;ti^' to
establish. The miners are all unwilling to suspend
work, but >tiil they favor an adjustment of tho
prevailing conditions, and realise that the effectual
method by which to secure this is a Join! con
FKAR OF STRIKE CAUSES EXODUB.
Hazletuii. Perm., March u>.— The fear of another
general anthracite coal strike on April 1 is causing
a «reat exodus amonj? the foreign tuners of the
Hazleton region. To-morrow lifty Italians will ro
to Johnstown, where they have secured work in the
Many Hungarians and Italians have en*,'aged pas
sage on outgoing steamers, and Will remain In Ku
rape uiitil the strike, if one occurs, is over. The
probability of a strike has also caused stagnation
fn business circles.
WIXE FOR TRIP OF KIXG'S SOX.
London. March 19.— a meeting this afternoon
of the shareholders of a London wine firm the
chairman, while congratulating those present upon
having supplied the wine for the steamer Ophlr,
on which the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and
York are making their colonial tour, caused con
siderable amusement by stating that this vessel
had not apace enough to carry a sufficient stock
of wine for the whole voyage. Conseauently the
Jinn's agent would board the Ophir at her various
ports of call and fill up her bras.
MARSEILLES STRIKE SPREADS TO NAPLES.
Naples, March 19.— Twenty-five hundred wharf
laborers here have struck, refusing to discharge
the French steamer Masslllia, which arrived at
Marseilles, March 14, from New-York, and was
sent on from Marseilles to Naples on account of
the strike at Marseilles. The wharf laborers de
clare they will not discharge any vessel from
Marseilles, and will cease their work on other
Ships In ihe harbor If an attempt Is made to dis
charge the Mas: ilila.
SXOW ix EXGLAXD.
London, Huron 19.— A tierce snowstorm swept over
Lancashire 'this afternoon.
NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1901.-FOURTEEN PAGE&-^ ,*%££&».
Fir Alfred Milner and L,ord Kitchener formulated terms of surrender to the Boors through General Bntha. The latter. It ls reported.
consulted with General Dp Wet, and then announced that the Boors would continue fighting rather than give up their arms on the condi
P.OTIIA REJECTS PEACE.
SIR. CHAMBERLAIN INFORMS HOUSE OF
COMMONS OF BOER LEADER'S RE
PLY TO LORD KITCHENER.
London, March 19.— Joseph Chamberlain, the
Colonial Secretary, Informed the House of Com
mons to-day that General Botha had rejected
th< peace terms offend him.
General Botha, Mr. Chamberlain said, had
conveyed the Information In a letter to General
Kitchener, In which he announced that he was
not disposed to recommend the terms of peace
General Kitchener was Instructed to offer him
to the earnest consideration of his government
General Botha added that h!s government and
Its chief officers entirely agreed with his view.
Mr. Chamberlain added:
"I propose to lay the papers connected with
the negotiations on the table to-night."
In course of the discussion of the composition
of the Transvaal Concessions Commission, Ar
thur Basil Markham (Liberal) ass rr.d th I I
commission was made up ,'f persona affiliated
with several great South African companies.
Mr. Chamberlain replied thnt. while he would
not b ¦ Influenced by South African capitalists,
he w;is not to be pr eluded from using any man
who happened ti cted with bi me cap
italist In South Africa
The issuance of Parliamentary papers on the
negotiations between Lord Kitchener and Gen
eral Botha la delayed. General Botha's refusal
to accept the peace terms offered him Is com
mented upon with an evident sense of relief.
The idea rhat Lord Kitchener initiated the neg >-
tlations. Instead of General Botha, ns had » n
supposed, is unpalatable to the British press.
"The Dally Mail." under the editorial caption
•Our Rejected Suit," auks why the govern
ment Instructed Lord Kitchener to suo» for peacs
after the murder of the peace envoys, and con
cludes as follows:
"Let the war be pret-sed to the utmost, and
let further reinforcements be prepared, for they
may be needed; but, above all. let us have no
more 'negotiations.' "
GRAIN DESTROYED IN ORANGE TUVEK
COLr) • NY.
Mafeklng, Hamitolnnd. March IS. — General
Bruce Hamilton's force, which Is sweeping over
the southeast portion of Orange Hlver Colony,
has reached Wepener, on the frontier of Hasuto
land, where the troops found heavy utocks of
grain and cattle. They carried away as much
as possible, but hrul to destroy thirty thousand
bags of pram. The- houses at Wepener were
found to be Intact.
MAXIM GUN <>N MOTOR PAH.
Cape Town. March 1!». The military authori
ties here approve the n--w invention of a Maxim
Kun mounted on a motor '¦ar for Immediate
"LYNCH ///-!/," CRIES MOIL
CROWD BAKS PATH OF POLICE AND
PRISONER WHO SHOT TWO MEN
After a bowie knife had been taken from him
Thomas Grant, thirty-nine years old, who said
he was a driver, but gave no address, was ejected
from Patrick Rohan's saloon, at No. OB Park
Row, last night. Hi- returned in fifteen minutes
with a revolver. Placing one hand on the bar,
he Bred six shots. Rohan was struck by a bul
let, which passed through his left arm between
the elbow and shoulder, and his bartender,
Michael Kane, was shot through the left shoul
der. Kane is In the Hudson Street Hospital,
where his condition is considered serious. Bohan
returned to his saloon after his wound was
dressed and Grant is locked up at the Oak-st.
Grant told the police that he had lived In
New-York for several years, but they found his
knowledge of the city very limited and believe
he la from the West. Rohan says Grant has
been In his saloon two or three times within the
last week or 4 wo and Sia« always got Into
He spent the greater part of yesterday after
noon In Bohan's saloon. About H:HO o'clock he
became involved in a quarrel with a companion
and drew a large bowle. knife. Rohan and Kane
heard the scuffle, and, with the assistance of the
man Grant had attacked, disarmed him. He
left the saloon threatening to "(jet even," Bohan
«a vs. •
At 0:45 o'clock he entered the saloon and
without a word of warning began to empty the
Chambers of a revolver. Rohan was struck by
one of the first shots, and dropped to the floor
behind the bar. Grant then made, a target of
Kane, and when he had fired every chamber
Kane was writhing on the floor.
Grant tried to get through the door, but the
barroom was crowded, and a number of men
reached the pavement before him. They hemmed
him in, and soon half a dozen policemen were
on the scene. The shots attracted a large crowd.
Fully a thousand people pushed and crowded,
and escape for Grant was Impossible. In spite
of the crowd that walled him in on all sides, he
dodged about for some time, but Policemen
Snydecker and Howry, by approaching from
opposite directions, arrested him.
The spectators were greatly excited, and cries
of "Lynch him!" brought other policemen to the
men who had placed him under arrest. They
surrounded him. but were unable to clear a
passage through the crowd for over five minutes.
Ugly threats were made, but Grant was finally
taken to the Oak-st. police station, though hun
dreds followed and remained outside for some
time. The revolver was not found when he was
searched, and It Is thought that he gave it to a
companion, who had waited outside.
Bohan, when Been after his return from the
hospital, said that he and Kane had had a hard
struggle with Grant when they took the knife
from him. Bohan, who was formerly a police
man, had a club behind the bar, and struck
Grant with it several times before they were
able to -wrest the knife away.
After the shooting the street was so packed
with people that the cars were unable to run
for almost half an hour.
PEACE NEGOTIATORS WHO FAILED.
GENERAL. DE WET. SIR ALFRED MILXE R.
WORK HALTED FOR INQUIRY,
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM TRUSTEES
MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT JUDGMENT
AGAINST WILLIAM WALLACE. WHO RE
CENTLY RESIGNED AS MUSEUM
Before Justice Marean, in the Supreme Court,
to-day there will be argued a motion to set
aside a judgment by default of $3,16879 against
William Wallace, formerly the superintendent
of buildings of the American Museum of Natu
ral History, in favor of George W. Chesley. a
contractor, and reopen the case. Chesley, who
has for several years been doing work for the
museum, principally building cases, alleges in
his original complaint that Wallace borrowed
from him between August 1, 1806, and January
1, 1001, (0.065, of which he paid back $6,905.
This money, Chesley says, Wallace borrowed on
the pretext that it was to be used to carry on
the business and work of the museum.
When Wallace resigned his position as super
intendent of buildings at the Museum there
was still, says Chesley, $2.1*70 due him. and for
this sum he sued At the time of Wallace's
resignation the officer* of the Museum began
an investigation of the Looks to ascertain if
there bad been any Irregularity. They at the
same time sent letters to the various contractors
doing work at the Museum, Informing them
that any work done pending the conclusion of
the Investigation would be done at the con
tractors' risk. The Investigation was because of
allegations that some of the bills presented
for work done and material furnished were ex
orbitant. It has also been said that a large
amount of work has been done and a number
of contracts have been awarded which were
never contemplated by the officers of the mu
Edward M- Shepard. of Parsons. Shepard &
o-.Un. th- coun«:«l for the mu«eunr, said yes
I do not know how the difficulty between Mr
aiiace and Mr. ''helsry was brought to the at
tention of the museum, but I suppose upon some
application of Mr. Chesley*a to be paid a bill or
bills which ho supposed th* city owed him I prefer
to say nothing as to whether Mr. Wallace resigned
voluntarily or Involuntarily. I can say nothing as
to whether Mr. Wallace did or did 'not borrow
money fn<m contractors, but I enn say that neither
he nor any other employe of the museum
had any righl to borrow money from any
contractor. The work upon the museum Is
city work and the city pays no bills
without the approval of the museum authorities
The museum hns suspended approval of certain
bills until It ¦•an satisfy Itself of the propriety of
the billF— that the goods were Inly ordered that
they were of full value and the like The rmiseti'm,
it- examining .ill of the accounts. I am n-.t aware
that Mr. Wallace kept accounts. Of course an _
examination made by the museum will deal' with
the question whether any orders for work or Roods
were trfven by proper authority Whether Issued by
Mr. Wallace or anybody else. The museum has
notified contractors that pending its examination
any work would be done at Their risk.
Wallace, In his application to have th» case
reopened, denies that he represented himself as
borrowing money from Chesley for the use of
the museum, and declares that an accounting
will show that the money has all been repaid.
Henry Smith, counsel for Wallace, said yester
day thai Wallace had told him that Ches
ley and he were old friends, and had been
accustomed for years to exchange notes and
checks The money lent by Chesley to Wallace
between IS9G .-'nd l! M »l had been lent In this
way, and had been repaid as an accurate ac
counting would show. Wallace, said Mr. Smith.
had a milk station at Coblesklll, Schoharle
County, and he supposed that the money bad
been used there. Wallace had told him that
the museum had Investigated his accounts and
found that there was no Irregularity.
GAMBLERS' TRUMP CARD.
COUNSEL ARGUES THAT LAW AGAINST ~ —
POOL SELLERS IS PRACTICALLY | FOR BUILDINGS AND ENDOWMENT OF CHI
HARMLESS CA °*? UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF
Counsel for the pool sellers who have been ar- j
rested In the recent raids of the Committee of Flf- ; Chicago. March 19 (Special).— Mrs. Emraons
teen played his trump card yesterday while will ' Blstnti. according to an announcement by Presi
lam Campbell, arrested in the raid on "The** Allen's dent William H. Harper at the University of
poolroom, .it No. SO Slxth-ave.. was being examined j Chicago convocation late this afternoon, has
before Justice Jerome. That th.- justice thinks it a i g , vt>n $1,000,000 to the University School of
formidable one la shown by the fact that he will | . , , j , .w ... .. n „•
. . ..,..,,, . , .. . • . w Education lately organized by the attlllation of
take until April 16 to study the question raised by I *
It, and also by his remark": If this be true it will j the Chicago Institute with the university.
practically put an end to the prosecution of pool ' This sum in given through the trustees of the
gamblers." I Chicago Institute, founded by Mrs. Blalne, and
Campbell was charged with aiding and abetting i is to be use.l partly for purchase of ground.
tnmbHna by placing bets Detective George P. j partly for bulldinus and partly for endowment.
gambling bj i.iv. k teis. 'tut,, G« Mrgj i. A t,,,,,,,!,^ wlll ,H., H . planned immedUtely
Hammond testified that he had been in the place a , ]t ls to cost $320,000. and It will be the most
number of times and had made many bets. Camp- j expensive of the university buildings,
bell lie said, called out the odds as they wen- ] .
placed on the blackboard. It was at this juncture miujons for a salt plwt.
that Mr. Stelnhar.lt raised the Important point. MILLIUM) tOlx A SAL I ILAM.
He said that he. would admit that the figures were ! •
placed on the blackboard and that thyy concerned [
some race held somewhere, but he declared that I PENNSYLVANIA COMPANY TO INVEST
they were, for the information of those present. | $»."«. NEAR DETROIT.
He contended that Section 351 of the Penal Code, i •
under which Campbell was arrested, provided a ! Detroit. Mich.. March 19— "The Journal" this
penalty of two years in prison, but there was a . afternoon says: "The Pennsylvania Salt Manu
linal clause to this section, which read "provided \ facturing Company, which purchased !3S acres of
that no other penalty has been rixed by any other > river frontage land adjoining Wyandotte on the
V^sS^'SSS^ffSSS^^t^iSt -»< h and —I l » UM and Vm concluded derinlte
son who takes money to place as a bet Is liable to arrangements in Detroit yesterday tot the erection
a civil suit for the recovery of the money taken, on the property of a Dlani that when finished will
He hoi, that this is a punishment or penalty In represent an expenditure of $9.0X).000. Th* bulld
itself, and prevents the Infliction of the penalty inKs will cover between sixty amd seventy acres
provided by Section 331. Mr. Steinhardt then offered of ground. One section. which will cover twenty
the slip presented by Hammond, and declared that acres and cost about $2.<<wi.n*>, will be built this
by its printed terms It was not a wager, but year, work to commence as soon as the frost is
merely an offer to wager. He said that in the out of the ground.
Wynne case the courts had decided that a man •
could take this without violating any law. BUZZ IRD IV THE WEST
PRESIDENT PARK'S RETIREMENT.
Pittsburgh March 19.— The reported retirement of
W. G. Park from the presidency of the. Crucible
St.-.-i Company receives credence here, although it
cannot be definitely confirmed, because of the ab
sence from the city of all of the head officials. The
run»,r of friction In th company is stoutly denied
by a man etose to the Parka, who says President
Park resigned yesterday In New- York because he
desires to rid himself of all business cares and do
vote his time to travel, making: way for younger
blood In the company. He says all of the Park
holding* will remain in the company, and perfect
harmony exists among all of the Interests.
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SEES CRIME IN CABUS CASE
CORONER SAYS WOMAN'S DEATH WAS
SUICIDE OB HOMICIDE.
HE SrOUTS THEORIES THAT DOG OR
APOPLEXY KILLED IIKR, AND
SHOWS A KNIFE.
Coroner liausch and Dr. O'Hanlon. of hla
office, were at the home yesterday of Mrs. Caro
line Cabus. tho wife of Joseph Cabus, the con
tractor and builder, who died under strange
circumstances la.*t Sunday night. It was re
ported at that time by the police that the wom
an's death was caused by an attack from her
pel fox terrier, which was said to have bitten
her Jugular vein while she lay In an epileptic
fit on the kif.-hen f10,,r.
Coroner Baoseh said that death had been
caused by slow hemorrhages due to three deep
wounds in the n-ck. These were inflicted with
a sharp instrument, he declared.
"The dog had nothing to da with her death,
an! apoplexy was not the cause." added the
coroner. 'It is a ca=e of suicide or homicide,
wh'ch I wlil nor be al le to determine until fur
ther- Investigation has been made. Fr->m the
facts now at hand, the former, probably. The
husband was not at home fmm 1«> o"clock in the
rr.orninyr until after th* death of Mrs. Cabus."
Mr. Cabua. when seen at his home, at No. ;C>2
West Eigrhteenth-st., yesterday, said he was in
Harlem on the afternoon before hts wife died.
"I went to see a Robert Smith about a loan."
he added, "but that ls a private matter, and I
think has nothing to do with the case. My
wife's brother, James Brodhead. of No. 125 East
Nlnety-sixth-st., was with her until late In the
Coroner Bausch said that he would order an
autopsy to be hell at the Cabus home this
morning, between 0 and 10 o'clock. Then, he
said, it would be determined whether apoplexy
had anything to do with the woman's death."
Several small arteries, the coroner added,
had been severed. The wounds i*ound on
the throat, he declared, were three in number.
two on the right side, each about three inches
long and an inch and a half In depth, and one
on the left, two inches deep and four Inches
long He drew from his rocket a knife such as
is used In a kitchen for paring vegetables. The
blade was about four Inches in length. Ke said
the blade, when Introduced into the wounds,
fitted their shapes perfectly, and he was cer
tain the cutting had been done with the knife
•Whether Mrs. Cabus used the blade herself.
o r whether it was In the bands of an unknown
person, remains to be discovered," said Coroner
Baua h. The knife was found beside the body.
The coroner thinks Mrs. Cabus would hardly
have been able to Inflict wounds s>> deep and
with such clean ci:t edges.
"The physic an called to attend the woman on
the night of her death." the coronet continued.
"might have used surgical instruments to re
lieve her sufferings from apoplexy." Mr. Bausch
. an ¦•:;¦ ri to see Dr. Henry J. Fischer, of
No. -Vt West Elghteenth-st., who was called
Sunday night, bui he was not at home at the
time Dr. Fischer was seen late* anl refined
to affirm or deny published statements said to
hav< been i «i •• by him. ;uid s.ild he would say
nothing ex- ¦• pt to the coroner. He is reported
t,« insist tii.it apoplexy was the cause of Mrs.
Mr. Cabua and Mrs. Elizabeth Brodhead, the
mother of the dead woman, were closely 'iu«?s
ti !.¦ i by for >ncr Bausch yesterday afternoon.
Under oath Mrs. Brodhead told the same story
as before. Mr Cabus told of every move he
madi from the tune he left the house until he
returned home, but the coroner refused to tell
the substance of the statement.
After the aiir psj this morning the investiga
tion win be continued until March -7, when the
Inquest will be held.
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HEAVY SNOW, MUTCH BY HIGH WIND. IM
Omaha, Neb., March 19.— Over Northern Kansas.
Nebraska, South Dakota. lowa and (tarts of Minne
sota a heavy enow fell to-day, accompanied by a
strong wind. It la considered of much value to
agricultural Interests. The wind blew the snow
Into huge drifts, and In the afternoon streetcar
traffic In Omaha was practically suspended.
In Lincoln streetcars were Impeded, and some of
the lines abandoned. A Burlington train was
wrecked to-night at Johnston, fifty miles southeast
of Lincoln, due. It Is said, to the engine running
Into a drift. The fireman is reported to have been
killed and a brakeman Injured.
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STATE POLICE BILL READY
MR. PLATT AND HIS Al>\ [SKKS THINK IT
wir.r. l;ei-«»mk a law.
IT CREATES A METROPOLITAN POLICE DIS- ,
TRICT WHICH SHALL INCLUDE WEST
CHESTER AND PUTNAM COUNTIES.
A bill creating a new metropolitan police dis
trict, removing Commissioner Murphy and Dep
uty Commissioner Dev-ry from .office and plac
ing the police affairs of New- York and its
vicinity under State control has been drafted
by lawyers representing the Republican or
ganization, scrutinized by Senator Platt and his
associates, and agreed upon as a measure to be
enacted into a law before the expiration •? the
present session of the legislature.
For the last ten days Frank B. Platt. A. B.
Boardman, ex-Judge Cohen and Justice Gcodrich
have been at work on a measure which is to
place the city police under State control and. at
the same time, avoid any constitutional infrac
tions. They have finally agreed upon a bill
which Senator Platt believes meets all require
ments. This will go to the legislature this week,
but will probably not be reported from the
Senate Committee on Cities until early next
week. It extends the boundaries of the present
Metropolitan Police District to embrace West
chester and Putnam counties, and practically
the entire watershed.
When Senator Platt was seen last night and
was asked about the new bill, he said:
"A new bill has been agreed upon which I
think in no way clashes with the constitution,
and yet will place the police under State con
"Do you expect." the Senator was asked.
"that the bill will be tested upon the ground of
"I suppose." said the Senator, "the bill will
meet with opposition on this ground. It is no
more than can be expected, but we intend to
give It a rigid test ourselves. It will certainly
come before the Attorney-General in the due
course of procedure, and he will give an opinion
"Do you think that the bill will be passed and.
signed by the Governor?"
"I certainly do," said the Senator.
It was generally understood among the poli
ticians last night that Senator Platt and others
In the organization who agree with him in re
gard to police legislation have found what they
believe to be a constitutional measure. The
friends of Senator Platt said last night that
Governor Odell had sturdily opposed additional
police legislation on the ground that it would
be unconstitutional. They assert that the Gov
ernor declared that he would sign any bill the
legislature would enact giving the State con
trol of the city police, provided that the measure
was constitutional. Senator Platt and his
friends say that the new bill cannot be success
fully fought on constitutional ground, that it
meets all requirements, that it will command
enough votes In the legislature to pass it. and
that the Governor will sign it.
The bill will probably go to Albany within a
day or two. and then will come the real struggle
between those who favor and those who oppose
additional police legislation. The general im
pression among the politicians Is that Senator
Platt will exercise every resource and every
channel of Influence and power to have the
measure passed. Whether Governor Odell and
those who believe as he does that there should
be no further legislation will be able to defeat
the bill remains to be seen. There was no one
here last night who could speak authoritatively
for the Governor, but from Senator Platt and
those associated with him came emphatic and
reiterated assurances that the new bill if sent
to Albany would be signed by the Governor.
The Senator and these who drafted the hill
base their contention that it is constitutional
on a decision of the Court of Appeals written by
Judge Denio in IV"T.1 V "T. on the Metropolitan Police
bill of that year. It was concurred in by all but
two of the court. Judges Brown and Comstock
dissenting. Under the former measure's pro
visions Simeon Draper and four others were ap
pointed by Governor King as Police Commis
sioners for tho Metropolitan District of New-
York, embracing the counties of New-York,
Kings. Richmond and Westchester. Mayor
Fernando Wood opposed the bill and ordered
the police not to recognize' the officials ap
pointed by the State. There were riots and
other trouble, and the matte! was carried to the
Court of Appeals, which upheld the law. The
statute was partially repealed in 1573. and to
tally repealed in 1891. A second decision in sup
port of the law is ¦jr.";.-!. in which the Court
of Appeals in IS7" declared a similar law em
bracing Albany. Renssrtaer and Schenectady In
a police district to be constitutional.
The opponents of the proposed new hill cite a
decision given by the Appellate Court In 1573.
when similar points were involved In a police
district for Troy. Judge AH declared the bill
to be unconstitutional. There seems to be a
lawyer's argument on both sides, and the poli
ticians are keenly awaiting the prospective
tussle at Albany.
USELESS WITHOUT ODELT+
GOVERNOR'S OPPOSITION TO POLICE
BILL ENOUGH TO DEFEAT IT.
[BT TELEC.R.\rH TO TIIE TRIBCVE.]
Albany. March 10. — Governor Odell was In
formed about midnight to-night that a Metro
politan Police bill would be Introduced in the
legislature, but he declined la make any com
ment upon the statement. His hostility to such
a bill Is so well known, however, that a state
ment from him could nut be expected. He ex
pressed his opposition to the passage of such a
measure In his usual message to the legislature,
and no one has any authority to say that he has
changed his attitude toward the enactment. Ills
policy of police legislation for New-York was
deliberately adopted i-» fore the legislature be
gan its session. He rejected the State Police
bill and th.- Metropolitan Police bi!!,' and signed]
the act which abolished the bipartisan Board]
of Police and substituted for It a single-headed.
Police Department. The last named measure
is now in operation. It has placed the responsi
bility of police administration in New-York
squarely upon the shoulders of Mayor Van
The Governor therefore has not recommended
any additional police legislation, and many lead
ing Republican members of the legislature were
declaring to-day that they did not believe any
further bills would '? passed in relation, to
police affairs in New-York. It is difficult to as*
how any metropolitan police bill could ' be
passed, in view of the Governor's opposition to
it. The members of the legislature are prac
tical men: they are not desirous usually of fac
ing a veto message from any one. and. least of
all. from one of. their own party faith. Unless
therefore. Governor Odell manifests a willing
ness to support a metropolitan police bill it can
not possibly pass. It may be introduced, a good]
many bills are Introduced which remain dor«
m nit ever after in a committee room, but the In
troduction of a bill does not assure its passage.
It has sometimes been suspected here that the
constant talk recently in New-York about th«
passage of a metropolitan police bill was a dem
onstration merely by prominent Republican
leaders Intended to frighten Mayor Van Wyck
Into appointing men as Election Commissioners
suggested by the Republican organization If
there has beea such a plan by the Republican
leaders, they have accomplished their object for
the Tammany Bail Senators and Assemblymen
were declaring to-night that Mayor Van Wycm
would appoint Michael J. Dady and Charles B.
Page, who have been recommended by the Re
publican organization In Kings and New- York
, counties as Election Commisaionera.