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VOLtV OLt LX....N 0 - 10,848. 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. IN F. 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 wive. 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 of Cuba 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 KOK CONFERENCE. 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 ference. 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 iron mills. 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&-^ ,*%££&». GENERAL BOTHA. 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 tions named. 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 service. "LYNCH ///-!/," CRIES MOIL CROWD BAKS PATH OF POLICE AND PRISONER WHO SHOT TWO MEN IN SALOON. 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. police station 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 trouble. 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 INVESTIGATING BILLS. MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT JUDGMENT AGAINST WILLIAM WALLACE. WHO RE CENTLY RESIGNED AS MUSEUM BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT. 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 seum. Edward M- Shepard. of Parsons. Shepard & o-.Un. th- coun«:«l for the mu«eunr, said yes terday: 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 EDUCATION. 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. FAST TRAIN' FOR ST. LOUIS, via New York Central— Biff Four Route. Leave Grand Central Station 5:30 p. m., arrive St. Louis 9:50 next evening. Close connection tor Kansas City. No exceas fare.— vt. IjORD KITCHENER. 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 afternoon." 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 he held. •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. Cabus's death. 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. blaixe <;nt:s i wiLUON HEAVY SNOW, MUTCH BY HIGH WIND. IM PEDES TRAFFIC. 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. Serious Colds can be cured JAVNES EXPECTOKANT.-Advt. PRICE THKEE CENTS. 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 trol." "Do you expect." the Senator was asked. "that the bill will be tested upon the ground of its constitutionality?" "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 upon It." "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 Wyck. 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. / s