From the pages of the New-York Tribune: Chief of Police Conlin yesterday contradicted a report that he intended to ask for retirement in order to engage in the theatrical business. "I have not asked for retirement," he said. "Do you gentlemen never check your sources? I've just found out that William Steinitz isn't dead. And all you had to say about it was that he had 'greatly improved.' From being dead? You're a bunch of idiots."