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<Cor>TiKht: 1!¥)1: By Th» New- York Tribune.)
mv CAULE to run TRir.UXE.J
London, March 15, 1 a. m.— Lord Wolae!ey*a
fpeech in the House of Lords to-day will be his
last word on the conduct of the South African
war. since he will start next v.-eek on his mission
es a f-pecial ambassador to announce the death
of Qw>en Victoria. When the Duke of Bedford
mas mo\'d to make critical remarks on the mili
tary administration. Lord Wolseley took part in
the debate with the air of a candid friend who
•was forced to say something- against his will.
This debate exposed him to an unexpected at
tack from Lord Lansdowne. and Lord Wolseley
came out as some- of the British generals did
from a Boer ambuscade. He is now compelled
in self-defence to return to the subject, and to
»p!y to Lord Lansdowne's charges. He has
been consulting with Lord Rosebery and other
friends, and may cause to the government much
annoyance. The ministers are not pleased with
the turn which affairs have taken, and Lord
Lansdowne will probably be urged to maintain
At the outbreak of th<* war the Intelligence
department was held responsible for miscalcula
tions regarding the Boer resources, but the re
ports now in print prove that it was not at
fault. Lords Wolseley and Lansdowne and Mr.
Chamberlain and the entire Cabinet were caught
1n a Boer ambuscade, and should be held jointly
responsible for lack of judgment in under
estimating the magnitude of the military opera
tions in South Africa. Neither Lord W'olseley
nor Lord Lansdowne wishes to be the scape
goat. Mr. Chamberlain made an extremely op
timistic speech at the Imperial Institute yester
day on the industrial situation In South Africa
and the prospects for immigrants of both sexes.
The Kaffir Circus was again in a high state of
excitement, with prices rising and investors
making their wants known. There was no au
thentic account of peace negotiations, but the
mining companies were known to be- making
active preparations for the resumption of work
at Johannesburg, and this intelligence strength
ened the market.
In view of the expected statement by Lord
"Wolfeley in the House of Lords to-day in regard
to the war in Pouth Africa, the publication of
th« memorandum in which, on his retirement
from the commandership-in-chief. he places on
record his grounds for condemning the arrange
ment under which he worked for five years, is
very opportune. It is obvious that the existing
arrangements are susceptible of Improvement,
hut it is noteworthy that Mr. Brodrick con
demns Lord Wolseley's conduct almost as
Etrcngly as Lord Lansdowne does.
The announcement made by "The Express"
that Charles T. Ye.rkes has secured a control
ling Interest in the Metropolitan and District
railways of London is almost too good to be
true. Certainly the prospect of the adoption of
some up to date system in these old fashioned
underground railways, would be greatly wel
comed by Londoners, who are compelled to
travel by them.
Disturbing rumor? respecting Russian designs
In Manchuria had little effect upon the general
market, even when it was whispered that the
Cabinet had been consulting over the situation
In China, and not over Lord Kitchener's diplo
macy. The Anglo-German agreement operates
as a safeguard against war scares, and it is
known that these two governments will stand
together if Russia breaks up the European con
cert, and that Germany Is more likely to follow
the Manchuria precedent than to offer armed
resistance to it. In any event England will not
fight over China when the Chancellor of th"
Exchequer is at his wits* end to know how to
cov»r deficits caused by this year's and next
year's war chests.
--•..¦.-¦. '
A recent visitor to Richard Crokcr's district
gives me a plowing account of the progress of
reform at Moat House. A good sized cottage
with land around it which Mr. Croker has been
coveting has seen purchased by him, and this.
with his previous purchases, wil' round out his
¦Plate. A bathing pool within the grounds will
hr. converted into a picturesque lake, and a
handsome pair of gates will be. put up at the
main entrance. Work on a new driveway is in
psvsas. and the Improvements in the grounds
are reported to be directed by a- competent land
fcape gardener. Mr. Crasser has taken great
interest in the alterations and finishing- touches
required for making his English country house
a prc-tty show place. As Letccmbe is a small
village, with only one other large house, which
is called The Bowers, the improvements and
"forms going on at Moat House are watched
eagerly b >* Mr. Crokers rustic neighbors, who
<*nloy seeing him spend his meney freely, like
an English gentleman, especially as he. makes a
point of employing local talent and labor.
1. N. F.
Linden, March 14.— "The Times" this morning
Fays it believes that, in addition to a sugar tax
an<s the reimpoj-ition of the registration duty of
* shilling on corn, the income tax will be in
creased by two pence or four pence in the pound.
London. March 14.— The disclosure of the Civil
List proposals of the government by "The
Times" yesterday created a flutter. Mr. Balfotir.
*hen asked about the matter in Parliament, paid
the documents were private and confidential,
•M he regarded it as in the highest degree de
plorable and discreditable to the channel through
*b!ch they had been communicated to the press.
*** seemed to insinuate that a member of the
r 'vil List Committee was- guilty of the disclos
ure. It is believed, however, that this was not
the cage.
To-day a question will be asked in the Com
mons with a view of endeavoring to bring "Th<»
Jiraes" under the penal law against Improper
enclosures of oflicial documents.
Th» chilling registration charge on corn was abol
wi«hl by Robert Lowe, when Chancellor of the Ex
ch * < > v*u *' r during Mr. Gladstone's second administra
tion, 1868-* a.
Th» Income tax In Great Britain for the year be
rlntiing April 5. Ml, and ending the same ««ay in
»"'• one shilling <about _-:, rents) in the pound.
Iva IT" un<l< * r £lf}o are exempt; under £400, the Brat
iJ' s ml)t: under £500. the first tl.<o is exempt:
C»» ,*> *?¦ th " nrs: lv * ls ?¦"'¦mpt. and under
*"». the Urst £70 is exempt.
P»etfTm ar u 2 bur-;. Natal. March 14-The trial
th* most prominent jeh*-l In this colony, a
*sa named De Jagc-r. has been concluded. He
J"«s sentenced to five years' Imprisonment and
ifixiZ' A rfcl?, b J, 7 ' fit Pennsylvania Railroad,
r-arlor ran " Mn*' 4 ,£° P ' a J- Throu Sh Pullman
Trenton Fulfil"* 9*l. ani c °aches. Stops at
ttt^X'-yu b and - Newark l 0 let off Passen
to pay a fine of £.",000. Pc .Tager was a Boer
I'immandant. His defence was that a Transvaal
burgher court had decided that although he was
n<>t a naturalized burgher he owed al'f.gjance
to Xatal.
I^ondon. March 15. — A parliamentary paper
was issuer! last evening containing Lord Wolse
1< y's mem.irandum to Lord Salisbury, datr-d No
vember I:.'. I!WWt. and tho critical minutes upon
the same, by Lord Lansdowr.e and Mr. Brodrick.
The memorandum, which was first referred to
by Lord Lansdowne in the- recent debate in thr>
House of Lords, gives in substance the gist of
L"r<; Wolseley's speech in the upper chamber.
He designates the Commander-in-chief as "a
fifth wheel to the coach." declares that the exist
ing system is unworkable and can be found In
no other army in the world, and recommends
either that the army be again place,] under a
military commander, or. if for some non-military
reasons this is not practicable, then that the
ollice of Commander-in-chief as now constitute, l
be abolished. He adds:
It is now merely a high pounding title, with
no real responsibility attached, ami answers n<>
useful military purpose.
Lord Lansdowne, in a minute dated November
17. declares that lx>rd Wolseley was mistaken
In believing that he (Wolseley) was not respon
sible for the efficiency of the army, and that he
failed to realize the limitations Imposed by the
Parliamentary system. He describes Lord
Wolseley's first alternative as "reactionary and
mischievous." and the second as "i<-<s danger
ous, but inadvisable."
Mr. Brodrick says, in n minute, that Lord
Wolseley failed to appreciate the extent of bis
powers, and did not always act upon those he
knew he possesses. He goes on to point out
that Lord Wolseley omitted to mention mobil
ization and Intelligence, for both of which he
alone was responsible. The n^w system, In Mr.
Brodrick' s opinion, has worked well; but Mr.
Brodrick. like Lord Roberts, desires tr> try it
In fore pronouncing a final opinion.
London, March 14.— leaders of tho Oppo
sition in th" House of Commons this evening
searchlngly criticised the government's propos
als for the increase and reform of the army.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman said:
The- name and fame of Lord Roberts are a
little too largely invoked in this question. Lord
Roberta has spent nearly the whole of his mili
tary lite in India, where he has had to deal
with a finished article; but he has had no- ex
perience of the peculiar difficulties found In
England of late in utilizing and furnishing
raw material.
He declared that no justification had been
offered by the government for Increasing the
aggressive military power of Great Britain.
Dwelling upon the difficulty of getting recruits,
he asserted that the country would not stand
(¦inscription and that the government was in
troducing .1 military system and spirit which
would fatally change the character of the nation
and the empire.
Sir William Vernon Harcourt, who reviewed
the rapid Increase in the army estimates during
recent years, sail that nothing could be more
hollow than the idea that great armaments were.
a security for peace, adding that it was an easy
matter to make a war inevitable. He reprobated
the proposal to have 120,000 men ready to send
abroad. "Other countries need great armies,"
said Sir William, "because they have long and
vulnerable frontiers. England's position Is In
the sea. and it is the fleet that must be ma
sufficient at whatever cost."
In the debate, on supply a scene occurred.
Lord Hugh Cecil railed for a division, and Tim
othy Healy, rising with evident excitement,
asked the Speaker whether the noble lord, tho
Premier's son, was entitled to Interrupt. He
addressed some remarks to Lord Hugh Cecil,
which were drowned in an uproar of shouts and
cries of "Sent for the police:"
The Speaker sternly called Mr. Healy to order,
asking him to stop Interrupting. Mr. Healy
•I won't. You can do what you like, but keep
the Premier's son .in order. Yon won't turn
him out."
Then, turning to Lord Hugh Cecil, Mr. Healy
"We won't stand nonsense from you!"
All the time the Nationalists were cheering,
laughing and shouting. "Turn him out'" "Fetch
the police!" and the like. Eventually quiet v as
restored. , •
Adelaide. Cape Colony, March 13. Kritzingcr 1 *
cnmnvin'in is working northward, and has eluded
three British columns. It passe.] here on both
sides of th<* town without attacking.
Yesterday f»v<*ning a P.oer patrol captured four
native- scouts and shot three of them.
Kritzingf r's men have carried off all the horses
in the Albany district, for which, jis they were
registered. Great Britain will have !¦> pay
£I<MHHI. The raiders were civil to the- Inhab
itants of the district, though they commandeered
horses and food They did not Indulge in the
wanton destruction .if property, and In nany
easfs offered cash for thf food th-.-y obtained.
Cape Town, March 14.— Owing to the increas
ing gravity of th» outbreak of bubonic plague In
Cape Colony, the authorities here purpose con
fining the soldiers to camps and barracks. The
number of European eases is Increasing; four
Ik: \ ins been officially reported to-day. In addi
tion to these, there were eight colored oases re
ported. Thus far there have been thirty-seven
deaths all told. Wholesale inoculation was be
gun In Cape Town to-day, and two thousand
D&tives were treated.
The plague has made Its appearance at
IfaJmesbury, Cape Colony.
Perth, Western Australia. March 14.— Two
fresh cases of bubonic- plague have develop* '1
I^ondon, March 14. — Answering a question.
Lord ("ranliornf said in the House of Commons
to-day that no steps had been taken by his maj
esty's government to revise the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, iiut the government would be ready to
consider in a friendly way any proposals made
toward that object by the T'nited States.
Lausanne. Switzerland. March 14.— M. Paul
D§rouledc and M. \Andre Buffet arrived here to
day. M. DerouWde, M. Harcel-Habeti and M. Galll
slept at Lugano last night.
M. DeroulMe, referring to the activity of the
police, is quoted as saying that if he and M. Buffet
cannot elude them there is nothing to do but to go
The magistrate has Intimated to the seconds of
MM. Deroul.Vle and Buffet that the duel must not
take place In the Canton of Baud.
/./// AM /.V FROM Tilt; SAHARA.
Berlin. March 14.— The official laboratory at Ham
burg has discovered that the sand which fell dur
ing the recent snowstorm in Northwestern Ger
many i aim from the African Sahara.
Pennsylvania Railroad trains leaving West 23d St.
Station at 9:25 A. M.. 1:53 and 5:55 P. M.. daily, run
through to St. Louis 011 fa^t schedules.— Advt.
YORK FRIDAY. MARCH 15. 1901. -FOURTEEN . PAGES.-t,Th. < to ..
Beautifully situated, isn't It? Of course, the fart that the property belonged to Congressman Muller had nothing to do with its Bale to the
Borough of Richmond.
Albany, March 14 The Senate has
bowed to public opinion. Late this afternoon it
passed Assemblyman Morgan's bill containing
this brief but important statement:
Section 1. Chapter OS.I of th« Laws of ISO.".
entitled, "An act to limit and define the powers
of the Ramnpo Water Company," is hereby re
This act shall take effect immediately.
Senator Plater, of York, early in the day
resolved that he would learn before the session
of tho Senate ended whether the Senators would
reverse the attitude they took upon the bill only
a few days ago, when th<? bill passed the Senate
by a unanimous vote. Edward Lauterbach, the
counsel of the Ramapo Water Company, who
has been hero this week, might be a legislative
magician, but Senator Slater thought that never
theless th" Senate if confronted squarely with
the bill would not dodge It. but would act favor
ably on it. His anticipations proved true, al
though several Senators squirmed, and were
seemingly bent upon giving the Ramapo Water
Company one more chance to proffer amend
ments to the bill, which would surely have de
layed Its being passed.
When the order of resolutions was reached
in the Senate to-day. Senator Slater moved that
the Senate Judiciary Committee should be dis
charged from further consideration of Assem
blyman Morgan's bill. "The motion," he &aid,
"applies to ati Assembly hill precisely like mine,
which passed here only ten days ago. I was
surprised last night to hear that the Senate
Judiciary Committee would not report it favor
Senator Bracken, the chairman of the Situate
Judiciary Committee, said in reply: "This Mil
was Indeed passe. l her» only ten days ago. We
have not been informed upon what theory the
Assembly acted when it did not pass that meas
ure. The city of New- York has been amply
protected, by other legislation. There Is no way
In which this gigantic Ramapo Water Com
pany can get hold of the city. Every corrxVfe
tlon <Je*frves fair treatment. Since the adjourn
ment yesterday I have tried to reconcile the
rights of the city and of the Ramapo company,
but have been unable to do no. Yet I shall not
resist thin motion if Senator Plater insists upon
making it. Is there any conceivable reason why
action upon this bill should not be deferred till
next week? Is there any possible harm which
can come to the city by delay? Does not the
Senator know that Governor no>n has signed
a condemnation act, which gives th« city of
New- York full power In this matter of securing
a water supply?"
Senator Slater answered "I ran only reply
that the Senate has already approved of this hill
and has passed upon the element of fair treat
ment of this company It was understood that
this bill should I 1"I 1 " passed, and then the rights of
the tmapo Water Company should be consid
ered in a separate measure. I must there
fore urge my motion."
Senator Bracket t then said If Senator Slater
would not press his motion the Senate Judiciary
Committee would meet at once and take action
upon the bill. Senator Slater therefore with
drew his motion, and the members of the Ju
diciary Committee filed out of the Senate
chamber. Then, by a unanimous vote, th-
Judiciary Committee resolved to report the bill
Subsequently the bill was reported favorably
to the Senate, and it was passed by a unanimous
vote, all tho Senators present forty-nine —
voting for It.
Albany, March M (Special j. Tho Slater resolu
tion, an amendment to the constitution permitting
New-York City to exceed her debt limit In the
Issuance of bonds for water supply purposes,
passed the Assembly to-day. This bill completes
the U>;t "f three which were Introduced permitting
New-York to own h> r own water supply, and all
of which have passed both houses. The first en
ables New-York to condemn lands for water sup
ply, which has been signed by the Governor; the
second reneals the extraordinary powers of th«
Ramapo Water Company, and the third Is the
resolution referred to abov* which will nee<i to be
repj .•¦•ii by the Legislature of inn;; t,, become law.
V/; IT- YOKK /•:/? A 777: 1/ PTR SUICIDE.
Montreal, March 14 (Special) A determined
attempt at suicide was made to-, lay at St Law
rence Hall. The victim is now at the General
Hospital. Arthur Townsend is the name given
by thf would-be suicide at the hospital. He ar
rived In Montreal on the morning of March 12.
and registered at the Hall as A. B. Townsend.
or New-York. Ho was sober and quiet, and
nofhingr about his actions indicated that he was
tired Of llf--.
Shortly nfter 7 o'clock this mornlna; the Indi
cator In the office showed that a bellboy was
wanted at Mr. Townsend's room. n n gnin? t.»
Townsend's room he was found lyin^ on his
lie.i bleeding from a n volver wound In the right
The doctors think ho will recover.
Arthur BronFon Townsend is a brother of John
.1. Townsend, who is tho treasurer of the Union
Club, and Professor Fltzhugh Townsend. who
lives In the Cumberland apartment house. No.
17:: Fi!th-nve. Neither Of his brothers could he
found in this city last night. ;md it w.is pre
sumed that th.y bad gone to Montreal.
Arthur B. Townsend was a member of the
Knickerbocker and the I'nion clubs. He. is a
son of the lat" Judge John .7. Townsend. who
was for many years president of the Pnlon
Club. Mr T.iwnsend lived at the Brevoort
House. He left there on Monday last for a
Western trip. From what could be learned last
night it appeared thfit he had not been in good
health for some time.
one of th« Old Dominion Line's trips as a. Spring
tonic. Daily sfnlw to Old Point Comfort and Vir
ginia Beach. Every comfurt.-Advi.
Harrlsburg. Pe-nn.. March 14.— Charles W.
Ryan, cashier of the Halifax National Bank,
was shot to death by Henry Howe and Weston
Helper, of Lykens. at noon to-day in an attempt
at a daring bank robbery.
The robbers were captured by a party of citi
zens soon after the crime and were brought -to
tho Harrisburg jail, together with F. B. Straley.
of Lykens, who. Is suspected of being an ac
complice. Rowe and Kelper drove to Halifax
from Elizabethville this morning, and hitching
their team on the outskirts of the town, entered
the hank. Each had a revolver, and they called
on the attaches of the bank to throw up their
hands and turn over the money. One of them
held in check Abraham Fostenbaugh, the presi
dent; Isaac Lyter, the teller, and ex-Represent
ative. Swartz. of Duncannon, who was In the.
bank on private business. The other covered
Ryan. and. under the menace of the revolvers
the cashier collected the cash in the drawers, to
the amount of $2,000, and placed it in a satchel
the robbers had brought with them. Rowe, with
the satchel in his hand, backed out toward the
door, and Keiper also moved toward the en
trance to the bank.
Just when It seemed that the robbers would
succeed in getting away, Ryan leaped forward
in an attempt to knock up the revolver of the
man with the money. In the scuffle several
shots were fired and Ryan fell to the floor, shot
through the groin by a bullet from the pistol of
R< we. Mr. Fostenbaugh grabbed Rowe, and
after a short scuffle throw him to the floor.
Keiper ran out the door. The noise of the shots
attracted J. P. Lyter, who nas a store near the
bank building. He ran out. with his shotgun
and pursued Keiper for a block and shot him in
the back of the head, when the robber sur
rendered. The wounded cashier was taken to
his me after the capture of the desperadoes,
where he died early this evening.
Rowe and Keiper are unmarried and formerly
wtrked in the coal mines nt Lykens. Rowe is
nineteen years old. and has been considered -•
dangerous man. Keiper Is twenty years old. and
las always looked upon as honest in.l harmless.
At the jail Keiper said that he .1:1 not shoot
with the intent!. of killing anybody.
Eugene S. Reynal and Miss Adelaide Fitzger
ald, whose engagement was announced last
week, are both ill with scarlet fever at Gedney
Farm, the country home of Howard Willets. a
mile south of White Plains. Mr. Willets enter
tained a house party on Friday in honor of Miss
Fitzgerald and Mr. Reynal. The latter was
taken ill on Saturday and Miss Fitzgerald on
Sunday. Dr. Ernest Schmld, Mr. Willets' phy
sician, diagnosed the illness of each as scarlet
fever. The place is now quarantined.
Mr. Reynal and Miss Fitzgerald each have
quarters in the south end of th^ house, where
they are attended by a corps of nurses. Mr.
Reynal's case Is th« more serious of the two.
He was unable to eat yesterday. There are
about forty rooms in the Willets house. Those
in the house when the quarantine was put on
moved to the north wing. Mrs. Paul Thi baud.
Mr. Reynal's sister, is one of those in the house.
It was Intended to move Mr. Heynal and Miss
Fitzgerald to Rocky Dell, the country home of
Mrs. Jules Reynal, which la now unoccupied,
but th* doctors advised against it, and the idea
was abandoned.
Several livered coachman and a number or
handsome teams are kept ready near the house
for an emergency. Mr. Reynal is wealthy. Miss
Fitzgerald is a daughter of General Louis Fitz
gerald. Mr. Reynal and Miss Fitzgerald were
to accompany a party of friends to Aiken on
Tuesday, for a stay of several weeks, and were
to return for their wedding in New-York on
April IM. It will, of course, be necessary to
postpone the wedding.
No one knows how the young people caught
tho disease. Dr. Schmld said that as the disease
was just beginning he could not predict the re
sult. but he believed that both would recover.
The village Board of Health has taken steps to
establish a strict quarantine, it placed several
watchmen about the premises to see that no one
leaves or enters the bouse.
Salt 1.. -ike, Utah, March 14.— Governor Heber M.
Wells has vetoed the Evans bill, relating to the
making of complaints and commencing of prosecu
tions In criminal cases, which had a direct bearing
on tho practice of polygamy. In his message he.
said in part:
It is a measure of the supreme*! Importance, and
in its consequences for good or ill it easily sur
passes any other proposition thai ever came "before
this Commonwealth for legislative and executive
determination. ... In my opinion nothing can
he clearer than that this bill, if passed, would h.i
welcomed and employed as a most effective weapon
against the very classes whose condition it is in
tended to ameliorate. Furthermore. L have reason
to believe its enactment would be the signal for .1
general demand upon the national Congress for a
constitutional amendment directed against certain
social conditions here, a demand which, under the
present circumstances, would surely be complied
I yield to no on« in affection for those my peo
ple who. from the highest motives and because they
believed it a divine command, entered into the re
lation of plural marriage. Horn and reared in
Utah, myself a product of that marriage system
taught from infancy to regard my lineage as ap
proved of the Almighty, and proud to-day as I
nave ever been, of my heritage, it will ho granted
I trust, that every instinct of my nature reaches < ut
to shield my friends from harm and to protect
them from unjust attacks. Their cause Is my
cause, and when they are hurt I am hurt, for I am
part of them. But in that same heart which is
filled with symFVithy for them I find also th«»
solemn feeling thai this bill holds out only a false
hope of protection and that In offering a 'phantom
of relief to a few it in reality invites a deluge of
discord and disaster upon all.
"Within from one to fifteen minutes you can reach
any one of 77 New York hotels from the New-York
Central's Grand Central Station. Best place In New
Tori to land or start from.— Advt.
•'i >.\"i ; R EBB3LA N MULLER
Much indignation has been aroused among the
friends Of education on Staten Island over the
purchase of a site for the new high school for
Richmond County. Th" spot chosen is more
suitable for a boiler factory than a school, but
the fact that it belongs to Congressman Nicho
las Mailer, the Democratic boss of Richmond.
may explain the moral strabismus which led to
Its selection. In an Interview yesterday with a
Tribune reporter a resident of the borough said
the new school would practically stand in a
freight yard, inconvenient of access and subject
to almost momentary interruption of studies by
the noise of passing trains. Said he:
The. site selected for the new high school In
Richmond Borough Is the one at the corner of
Jay and Wall st<.. St. George. New- Brighton. It
seems hardly credible that, 11 this be true, any
one Interested in education, or any one at all
conversant with the needs el a high' school, could
have been consulted. The citizen who stands
on that site and looks out in front of him
toward th. bay will hardly believe that thoughtful
men could deliberately choose .1 situation like that
for .1 noble structure devoted to the highest and
most exacting department of the public school sys
tem Within fifty feet, and directly opposite the
• lire frontage of this property, are the tracks of
the Baltimore and Ohi<» Railroad, rapidly multiply-
I; -; in number and devoted exclusively to freight.
From morning to night, and from night to mornintc
again, without cessation, huge and dusty coal train*
are shunting and engines putting and screeching
and the air is rilled with hideous noises.
This nuisance has already emptied most of the
dwelling houses along Jay-et. and Richmond
Terrace, of their tenants, and rendered this whole
thoroughfare Impossible for purposes of residence,
schools or for occupations requiring any measure
of quiet. The new high school of Richmond Coun
ty, to cost, it is said, over $300,060. will be situated
practically in .1 freight yard. Let any mm who
wants to verify this picture &tand in Jay-st. and
look forth upon the car yard of the Baltimore and
Ohio road. The opposite side of Jay-st. is bounded
by this yard, and the tracks are rapidly approach
ing the boundary fence, so that .probably before
th* high school is finished a stone may be tossed
from this property to puffing steam engines
draefting an<t snacklins thousands of oars directly
under the windows of the new high school! • •
Verily, this i.« a prospect for the boys and girls
of Richmond Borough! This is the fine regard of
the Beard of Education for the nerves and erncieuey
of the teacher* and pupils of this community! This
is a glittering example of the judgment exercised
by the directors of public education!
Meanwhile, is there any one In authority who can
deny this rumor? Is there any one in the whole
Board of Education whole hi irted enough to stop
an outrage like this upon the high school system if
this borough? Who are the educators that are
silent bout it? Who „re the superintendents of
schools thai choke hack their judgment and l»t a
temple of learning go up on the edge of Purgatory?
Where ire the citizens that are giving $.'"".'*»> for a
school In Pandemonium? Where is the Public
Education Society— devoting itself to the eternal
welfare oi th< schools? Rumor rignlflcantly hints
that this property was Bought by .1 Tammany boss
and sold to the city at a startling profit.
Tie may, indeed, be reasons to justify the build
ing of primary and grammar schools in the neigh
borhood of factor!' and in forbidding localities;
but with thousands of acres of available property
all over Staten Island there can he no defence for
selecting a sir. a few hundred feet from the
wharves and with the intervening space entirely
covered by an enormous railroad freight and coal
yard. The residents of this locality have already
Bed; and no sane person can few a moment believe
that this position will not be equally Impossible for
the work of a high school
RaUegh, X. i' . March M (Special).— The important
trial of Chief Justice David M. Furches and As
sociate Justice Robert M. Douglas, of the Supreme
Court, began to-day before the Senate Each of
the fifty Senators was present, eleven of them
being Republicans. Two-thirds of those present
and voting Is required to convict. W. R. Allen,
one of the House managers, opened th»» ease in a
speech of two hours. He urged that the legisla
ture has supreme control of th» money of the
State, and when the Supremo Court Issued the
peremptory writ of mandamus and compelled the
State Treasurer to pay the salary of TheophllUS
White. Shellfish Commissioner: when the legisla
ture had enacted Chapter 21 of tho Laws of :-.>:'.
forbidding payment to White, the justices had ex
reeded their powers, and had travelled int-» the
domain which "as exclusive to the legislature; and
for this they should be Impeached and removed
from office.
The legislature of 1886 attempted to retain in ex
istence the ofßce held by White and to put White
out and v Democrat In. Th* Supremo Court de
rided that this was unconstitutional, and kept
White in. and then forced the State Treasurer to
pay White's salary. This is the ground of th»»
attempt to impeach and remove from office.
Ex-United States Senator Thomas J. Jarvis. C.
M Cook, ex-Speaker of the House of Representa
tives, and ex-State Senator Frank I. Osborne. are
counsel for the justices. They are all promi
nent Democrats, and their appearance si. van that
there is strong sentiment throughout the Stat«
against impeachment. The taking of the evidence
will begin to-morrow, and the trial will consume
two weeks. There is a general feeling that the
verdict will be not •guilty.
Cape Henry. Vii . March H.— The cruiser Dixie,
which has been aground at Maryland Point. in the
Potomac River, passed in at S:3ft o'clock this morn
ing bound for Norfolk. There she will be placed
in Ilrydock and the extent of her injuries ascer
Detroit. March ll.— John McMahon. aged sixty.
and William Harris, also sixty years old, both In
mates of tin' Wayne County House, had an alter
cation after supper last night, which resulted in
Harris stabbing McMabon twice in the left lung
with a knife. .McMahon died aim Immediately
and Harris is In Jail
Leavenworth, Kan.. March 14. -The Leavenworth.
Kansas and Western passenger train No. 42 wan
ditched near Soldier, sixty-five miles west of here,
yesterday, and eleven passengers Injured. The
most seriously Injured is Leo Chadwick. super
intendent of bridges and buildings. The wreck
was caused by a defective rail.
Chattanooga. Term.. March M The post office
here has been informed by Inspector Keycs of,
the arrest of Miss Mary Bolton. assistant post
master it Stockville. Term.. on a charge of robbing
the mails. She Is described as a beautiful young
girl, and daughter of the Rev. Joseph Bolton. a
clergyman of high standing. She confessed the
crime, and turned over a quantity of stolen goods.
Denver. March 11.— "Jimmy" Coogan. a local
lightweight pugilist, was shot through the head and
Instantly killed by Frank Salter. better known as
"Plunk, ' early to-day In a saloon. According to
witnesses, t'oogan first shot at Salter. declaring
the latter had slandered him. Salter 1- under
bonds on the charge of conspiring- with J. E.
Wannemaker to assassinate the latter* son-in-law
ex-Senator D. C. Webber.
Lovers of fine brandy Invariably order Curd's
the standard of excellence.— Advu
Albany. March 14 (Special).— The war which
ls now being waged on gambling and gambling
houses in New-Yoork by the Committee of Fif
teen. Justice Jerome. District Attorney Philbin
and their supporters, has now broken out at the
State Capitol in the shape of a till which is
Intended to strike at the v*ry roots of th* evil
and which, if passed, is expected to be used as
a weighty cudgel in the extermination of this
vice. The provisions of the measure are ac
coidingly aimed at th» manufacturers of and
sealers in all kinds of gambling implement
who because of a curious omission ir the penal
code are exempt from the present gambling
law. According to the bill, the makers, dealers.
or agents in the business of supplying gambling
houses with such machinery are to be regarded
as common gamblers and are to be liable to
imprisonment for not more than two- years or»
a fine not exceeding '•"'. or both.
Those who are now engaged in the suppres-j
sion of gambling in New-York City say that)
their efforts in many cases have been thwarted^
for the lack of a law such as the one proposed.
They say that even after a house has been en-^
tered. and the gambling tables and paraphs*' •
nalia captured and destroyed, there Is m> way!
to prevent a dealer in gambling machinery go
ing to the evicted gambling house keeper and
felling him a new outfit, to be delivered as soon.
as the gambler has secured new quarters. Un
der the law as it now stands, gambling ho USB)
keepers are also able, as soon a3 they get the*
"tip" that a raid is to be made, to sell 111
machines to dealers in -his kind of wares, and
when the police do arrive the: find nothing but
bare floors and empty rooms. These dealer*
then sell the Implements back after "things.
have .|ui°t"d down."
Under the provisions of the proposed bill all
persons who are known to make. sell, rent out or
even have in their possession gambling machines.
can be arrested on the same- charge which now*
may be preferred against the owner of a gam-<
bling house. The measure will accordingly strikm
at tremendous Interests: for it is said that thar
manufacture of gambling tables and machinerr-
represents an annual business of ?1.5.000.rx»i
throughout the entire State. SO per cent of which,
is carried on in New-York City. Although a.
large part of the machines are made- abroad,
or without the State, the chief agencies are ioi
New- York City.
The bill will be introduced to-morrow In that
Assembly by Mr. Weekes. of New- York. It is.
an amendment to Section Si \ of the- Penal Code*
and adds the following words:
"(And> any person who shall make-, sell, offer
to sell. lend, give away. rent, furnish or hire to
another, or has in his possession with intent to
sell. lend, give away. rent, furnish or hire II
another, any lay our. table, device, machine,
apparatus or paraphernalia for gambling pur
poses, or for promoting, conducting or carrying
on any gambling or banking game, or for record
ing or registering any bet or wager upon any
event in the future uncertainty, is a common
gambler and punishable by imprisonment for
not more than two years, or by a fine not ex
ceeding SI.OOO. or both.
"The sale of ordinary playing cards and die*.
unless.it shall appear they were- Fold for rhe c*- j
press purpose- of being used in a gambling op ,
banking game, shall not be included in tIM pro- ¦,",
visions of this section."
Benjamin W. Par law. George "vV. Kelly and]
Henry Hastings, of the Shawr.ee Club, a Demo
cratic organization at No 121 East Eighty
third-st . in the district where every good Demo
crat "kotows" to John F. Carroll, last night
caused a small sensation by bolting th» regular
ticket at the annual election of the club, and
voting, for themselves. They caused to be cir
culated yesterday a story to the effect that there
was a revolt in th" club headed by Assistant
Corporation Counsel RolHn M Morgan and,
Frank H. (.'roker. son of the Puke of Wantage.
The story of a revolt against the regular"
ticket shocked and frightened the club mem
bers so that they turned out in shoals and paid
up their back dues.
It was learned last night that one «i Mr. Bar
low's friends, employed in one of the city de
partments, thought that his engaging manners
entitled him to a "free graft." as he termed it.
at the last beefsteak dinner of th» club. H»
ate very heartily, and was compelled to pay th»
bill. This mad" it difficult for him to. buy good
theatre seats for his lady love, who told him
It" he couldn't be a little more like a Standard
Oil stockholder he needn't come around. That
was said to be at the bottom of his burning de
sire to give some of the club officials a sever»
blistering at th" election.
At 11 clock the tellers were still counting the*
votes, and J. T. Mahoney. the "regular" candi
date for president, then had SO, while Mr. Bar
low had 4. This was taken as a sure indication
that if Mr. Barlow wants to become president of
any club at No. 121 East Eighty-third-st. this
year ft will have to be an Indian club. All th*»
old officers were re-elected, including; First vice
president. Joseph T. Coyle; second vice-presi
dent. John Thompson, jr.; treasurer. Edward S.
Murphy: financial secretary. Robert E. Xicholls;
recording secretary. Joseph Quinn. and corre
sponding secretary. Leo S. Fleishman.
Washington, March 1 1.— The presence of the
Nicaraguan and Costa Rican Ministers and the
British Ambassador at the State Department to
day cave rise to the belief that the Nicaragua
Canal question was receiving: further consid
eration. Several members of the Senate Com
mittee on Foreign Relations also called on Sec
retary Hay. and one of them afterward said ha
was hopeful that another treaty would be made.
The conferences have not. however, developed
any exact line of action thus far.
Sefiors Corea and Calvo. the Nicaraguan and
Costa Rican Ministers, say it is tor* early yet to
judge the effect of the recent action of Orpat
Britain and map out a future course of proced
ure. svftor Corea says the protocol with Nica
ragua did not necessarily expire with the Hay-
Pauncefote treaty, as the first articles in the
protocol referred to the conclusion of arrange
ments between the United States* and Nicaragua,
and this was not affected by the clause referring;
to the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. Both ministers
expressed the belief that the check to the canai
project was only temporary.
Nice. March It. - There his been a slight Ibmiwi.
ment during the last week in the condition of ra
nt Charles P. Clark of the New-Have
road Company. who is suffering from a severe at-*
tad si he ir t .1!-. is*. His doctors hope h
provement will be maintained, in view of the pa
tient - rang : ¦ -ion.
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