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General of Cuba, sailed from this port to day for Havana, together with a cavalry force of 1000. A large crowd witnessed the embarka tion of the general and the troops. They were enthusiastically cheered. VICTORIES F O li IXB VR G EX TS. Several Engagements in Which the Spanish. Met Defeat. SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba, Jan. 18 (via Key West, Fla., Jan. 25). 1n the en gagement that took place on the lltti inst. on the sugar estate Las Chilvas, near San Luis, between a Spanish column 800 in number under Colonel Sandoval and 400 rebels under Colonels Sanchez and Deme trio Castillo, the Spaniards had nine killed and pity-four wounded. . The rebel loss was three killed and eleven wounded. The rebels captured fifty-eight mules laden with ammunition andprovisions. On the 16th inst. General Pando left this city on board the steamer B. Estenger with 400 soldiers. He re turned the same evening from Aserradero, where twenty-one soldiers were wounded by the rebels, who fired at the steamer from the sea beach while she was trying to land troops. On tue 17th mst. fifty soldier.* of the Bat talion Luchaua leit San Jose, Guantauamo, to protect the men rriiiding cane on the sugar estate ;it Soledad. They were sud denly attacked w;sh machetes by a rebel party of 10y men under Captain Wilson of Periquito Perez's forces. Aiter a severe tight the Spaniards ran away in preat confusion, leaving ten killed and twenty-four wounded. The insurgents ■ killed and six wounded. "o are so many soldiers sick in Guantanarao that the hospital is crowded and they have brought some here. of Generaf Pando's I ara and Holguin have been the imprisonment of several prominent per sons. In Holguin they arrested the whole family of Jose Ramon Manduley, cotu posed iher, mother, four daugh ters and three sons, who have all been exiled from the country, as well as Dr. v.in Zuyas, Felix Hernandez and others. On the 11th i:..<t. 000 insurgents under Kabi a::d Lora had an engagement with a Spanish column 1500 strong, under Gen eral Gasco at Cacao. Twenty Spaniards killed and ninety-four injured. Nine Spaniards deserted and joined the rebels. The insnrg< nts had five killed and sixteen wonnded. They captured fifteen Mausers, thirty Remington rilles and (5000 rounds of ammunition. < : SORSHII' OF CABLES. Xo P -ftrenc- in Military Bfni nwwfl I'er- uiitttd to Pass. HAVANA, Clba, Jan. 25.— The censor ship of foreien cables is far more strict than ever before. The new censor's orders are to allow nothing to go creditable to the insurgents or di.-creditable to the Spanish troops, nor any reference to military move ments-. Matter permitted to pass by his prede cessor is stopped. No reference to the gravity of the situation is allowed. News published i:i Havana papers is not per mitted to be sent abroad. The Cubans disbelieve the report that Gome/: was shot through the leg last Fri day, and say he has beer, in the Saddle daily since. The only information comes from prisoners' statements. Some portion of Gomez's people yester day attempted to crns 3 the railroad be tween Havana and Batabano, which is now a military trocha. There are heuvily fortiliec funs at all stations and ironclad cars at other points. I lie line was recentiv strcii^tUene-1 for the purpose of keeping Maceo in the vest and Gomez in the east. The situation in tinar del Rio Province is grave. Nearly all the towns have been invaded an J few troops are in the prov ince. The capital is practically surrounded and food is scarre. Convoys have been captured and the escort driven back to the city. Forts and barricades are being erected for defense in case of an attack. The*esiueiits of tne interior are fleeing to the coast. The exodus of Cubans from Havana continues, largely due to fear of extreme measures upon the arrival of Weyler. •icueral Pando has uot taken charge of general tield operations, but has pone di rect by steamer to Santiago to resume command of the eastern district. The rebels' eastern columns have not reached Gomez, but are expected daily.' There is some talk of a battle after re union, but it is doubted. The work of constructing a circle of blockhouses in the rear of Havana is being pushed, thoueh no attack is expected. is the only es tate grinding sugar in the entire island. GROUNDING OF THE ST. PAUL, I ' ji-ij m First Page. let fro her anchor and lay anchored until 9 o'clock, when she started on her way home. During t!ie time that she lay at anchor Captain Walker says he saw sig nals and rockets, but did not know that they were being sent because of the St. Paul's having gone ashore. On their way up the stranded vessel was plainly in view and the cause of the signaling became evident to the officers of the Cunarder. Captain Jamison wa9 interviewed this evening and asked if he thought the ship had run aground through any negligence on the part of her officers or the pilot. He absolutely refused to make any reply to this question, but stated that he was on the bridge at the time the steamer struck, aud that the ship was in charge of a pilot,' consequently the accident could not be laid at his door. "The steamship," he said, "was going at the rate of about three knots an hour, and during the greater part of the night sound ings were made. Just before she struck the leal gave a sounding of seventeen fathoms." The captain also stated that he had made a thorough investigation of the ves sel's compartments and could find abso lutely no trace of a leak. Clement A. Griscom Jr. of the Ameri can line declares that there was a race. • A herculean attempt to get the big ship off is to be made at high tide to morrow morning at 3:30 o'clock. Every available tug will be usea, and if the liner is not pulled out of her sandy bed at that time, then, the knowing ones say, there is little hope for her. 1 ull Inland Halts. NEW YORK, N. V., Jan. 25. -The board of managers of the Joint Traffic Associ ation has decided that full inland rates must be exacted by the railroads for car rying import business the same as for car rying business originating in this country. The steamship lines may bill consign ments through, but any cms in rates must be deducted from their share of the charges. The regulations of the Interstate Com merce Commission make no distinction bttwesn import and domestic business. IN KENTUCKY'S LEGISLATURE. Struggling to Repeal «he Southern Pacific's Charter. FIGHTING FOR REFORM. Lawmakers Will Attempt to Undo Harm Done at Pre vious Sessions. POWER OF DEMOCRATS GONE. Senator Goebel, However, Is Deter mined to Champion the Inter ests of the People. FRANKFORT, Kv., Jan. 25.— The State low of Kentucky gives the Legislature power to repeal all charters that are not specially described as perpetual. Hence the charter of the Southern Pacific Com pany may be repealed, as it was not made perpetual. It is the general impression here that it will be repealed when a vote is taken. Senator Goebel's bill is as follows: "Senate bill No. 77. — An act to repeal an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Southern Pacific Company,' approved March 17, I^S4, and the amendments thereto, entitled 'An act to amend an act to incorporate the Southern Pacific Com pany,' approved March 17, 1884, which amendatory act v.as approved March 21, LBBB. Be it enacted.by the General Assem bly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: "That an act^ntitled 'An act to incor porate the Southern Pacific Company,'ap proved March 17, 1884, and the amend ment thereto, entitled 'An ace to amend an act to incorporate the Southern Pacific Company, approved March 17, ISS4, which amendatory act was approved March 21, 1833, be and the same are hereby repealed." Senator Goebel's bill has not yet reached the committee to which it was referred. The bill has not been discussed by any of the Senators so far as known, and it is be lieved it will be some time before it will be reported. The Legislature of Kentucky for the ses sion of 1883-84 was peculiarly suited to the purposes of those who wanted any es pecial privileges, and they were not at all j modest in doing whatever they were asked; provided the "argument" was strong enough. It was the year of a memorable contest over the election of a United States Senator, and charges of bribery were so openly made that the Legislature : appointed an investigating committee, ! which was, however, a farce. A few good >' men did all in their power to stem the i tide of corruption, but were practically powerless. Many bills conferring extraordinary and unheard-of privileges were passed, on the principle of "I tictle you and you tickle me," or for a more evident consideration.; The session began January 15 and ended | April 15, 1884, and during that time there < were passed 1632 public acts (so called, many of them), 74 resolutions and ?!>!» local and private acts. Among this latter \ number was the act to incorporate the i Southern Pacific Company. The bill was introduced and looked after in the House ' by a well-known member from the city of Louisville who from experience in such matters in former legislatures was well I fitted for the work. The situation was carefully watched, and when the oppor tunity came the bill was railroaded through, and with the approval of a Gov- I ernor not given to scrutinizing such things too closely it became a law, as many other bills of like character at that session, with out one-third of the raembers being aware ! of its real force and character. The work of this Legislature more than any other called public attention to the abuses of the "private act" provision in the old constitution and gave a new aud ! vigorous impetus to the demands for a \ new constitution. It saddled many out rageous charters and acts on the people of Kentucky for the benefit of individuals and private corporations, and in obedience to the almost unanimous popular voice i the new constitution provided for undoing I the harm, and the work has been steadily going on since its adoption. The private act abuße began directly after the war and increased year by year till 1884, when, in obedience to public out cry, it began to decline. The Legislature I of 1894 passed 114 public acts and no pri- | vate ones at all. The disposition of the people of Kentucky is to wipe out entirely the nefarious work of past corrupt legisla tion, and much will be done in this way by this present Legislature. For the first time since the war the Democrats have lost their power. The Republicans practically tie them and have the Governor, and they will do all they can to repeal the many obnoxious acts of their opponents, who held the power so many years. Tuough Senator Goebel ia a stanch Dem ocrat and on party questions ia always with his party, on non-partisan questions be is always to be found on the side of the best interests of the people. In ISB6, when their own members failed j them, he championed the cause of the citi zens of Louisville in their light against the ' gamblers' ring and succeeded in making I gambling a felony. Later he took active j interest in other measures looking to re- \ form the administrative and other abuses in that city, and with success. He was foremost in aiding them in their great fight in 1890-91 against the fifty-year ex tension of the gas company's charter. He is able, earnest and honest, and other things not considered, will be able to carry the best part of the Legislature with him in his efforts to repeal the charter of the Southern Pacific Company, but as is well known this company operates several lines in Kentucky and it, as well as the Louisville and Nashville, maintains an aggressive lobby at Frankfort during every session of the Legislature, no effort will be spared to defeat Goebel's bill. Just what effect the Senatorial contest will have on this it. is hard to say, but it is not | generally regarded as having any bearing ; at all. DEMOCRATS Of MISSOURI. Delegate* to the Convention to lie Pledged for free Silver. EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., Jan. 25.— The members of the Democratic State Cen tral Committee together with nearly every leader of the party throughout the State met here this morning. It was nearly noon when Chairman C. C. Maffitt called THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL,, SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1896. \ the committee to order, and stated that I the object of the meeting was to call a | State convention to select delegates to the ! National convention and receive the rep | port of the snb-committee appointed to prepare a plan for State organization. The plan agreed upon provides for an or ganization in every school district in the | State by the Democrats of that district. Hon. J. W. Farrisof Lebanon stated that it was the purpose of the free silver Demo crats to call an early State convention, and blaze the way for Democrats in other States by adopting a platform straight forward for free silver. To that end he moved that the State convention for the selection of delegates to the National Democratic Convention be held April 15. This was carried unanimously. Two ballots were then had for the location of the convention, and Sedalia was chosen. Judging from the tone of to-day's meet ing there is no doubt that the delegates to the National convention will go unin structed except as to free silver. WILL COST MVCIZ MONEY. A. Politician IHscusses the Chances of Governor Morton. NEW YORK, N. V., Jan. 25.— "1f Gover nor Morton will go into this campaign for the Presidential nomination prepared, to blow his own trumpet in every part of the country he will soon be the leading candi date. It will cost him a lot of money, but it. will make him President of the United States — if the Republican votes win the day." These are the precise words of a prominent politician who has just re turned irom a tour of the West and South. But much more than this, he is one of the managers of a rival candidate. Charges have been made by the Reed men in the South that McKinley's friends have spent $100,000 there within the last few months, and counter-charges have been preferred by the Ohio man's friends that the managers of his Maine rivai have flooded the South with money. The Reed men say that the MxKiniey men spent $40,000 in Louisiana alone to control the delegation, and the followers of the champion of protection say that the Reed supporters in the South were subsidized. No charges that Governor Morton's "bar rel" was on "tap" for votes has come from \ the South, nor has Senator Allison's can- | didacy been mixed in such charges. FIGHTIXG If OR STATEHOOD. Ex- Governor Murphy Says Arizona Will He Admitted. NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 25.— Nathan O. Murphy, Territorial delegate from Arizona, was at the Holland House yesterday. He has been Governor of Arizona and is just at present engaged in an aggressive light to secure the admission of that Territory as a State into the Union. He believes that Arizona will win and will be admitted. He says that the popu lation and wealth of the Territory are large enough to entitle it to admission and that the only opposition is on the part of those who fear the effect on money legisla tion that will result from the admission of more Senators from the West. SUCH IS RITCHIE'S VIEW. Say Grover Cleveland Would Make a Good War President. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 25. — Hon. Walter B. Ritchie of Lima, Senator Brice'a right-hand man, is in the city. Asked who he thought the Democrats would nomi note for President next July at Chicago, he said: "I do not know ; could not even make a good guess. But I will say that if this war cry continues, Grover Cleveland will be the nominee, sure, and if the war clouds still continue to thicken, nothing can prevent his election. He has the stuff in him for a war President. Nobody will doubt that." The Kentucky Iteadlock. FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 25.— The two houses met in joint assembly at noon for the tourtn joint ballot for Senator. Tnere is no prospect at the present time of break ing tue deadlock. The ballot was as fol lows: Hunter Gti, Blackburn 57, scattering 11. No choice. BURNED A COURT HOUSE. Arrest of One of the Participants in a Daring Crime in Nebraska. Helped Out a Relative in Destroying Ballots and Evidence of a Shortage. LINCOLN, Nebr., Jan. 25.— The police to-day arrested William Myers, a yonng man who has been frequenting the Lincoln gambling houses. To-day it developed that the charge against him was that of burning the Hamilton County Courthouse at Aurora, the day after election, the Grand Jury at Aurora having indicted him yesterday. Myers was turned over to the Hamilton County Sheriff to-day, and that official later in the day on similar indictments arrested Peter Farney and Peter Farney Jr. The elder Farney ia ex-County Treas urer, and he and Myers are relatives. The charge is that they burned the court house for the double purpose of destroying the ballots showing Farney's defeat for re election and to cover a shortage in his ac counts of which he was convicted last week. MARSHAL AIX'S REMOVAL. Culmination of the Charges Against the Oklahoma Official. NEW YORK, N. V., Jan. 25.— A Herald special from Washington says: In sum marily removing from office yesterday United States Marshal Nix of Oklahoma, the President acted more promptly than he has done since the beginning of the ad ministration. There have been charges pending against the Marshal after the fashion of the charges which are pending against aiJ public of ficials in Oklahoma. Two special examin ers of the Department of Justice were sent into the Territory about the Ist of Jan uary. The charges ran the whole gamut of crimes of which such an oilicer might be guilty, beginning with useless and arbi trary arrests and ending with an accusa tion that the Marshal was engaged in shaving the pay warrants of his deputies at a great profit. The report of the examiners reached tne department Thursday, and was wholly ad verse to the oflicer under investigation, so much so as to prompt the President and the Attorney-General to immediate action. Telegrams were received from Nix asking that judgment be suspended until he could have a hearing, but no attention was paid to them. Patrick Nagle, one of the best known lawyers of the Territory, was selected as his successor and his nomi nation at once sent to the Senate. Morphine Caused Her Death. NEW YORK, N. Y M Jan. 25.-Very Free man. 30 years of age, an actress, was found dead in her room at the Hotel Pomeroy, Broadway and Fifty-ninth street, this morning. She died of morphine poison ing, of which she is believed to have taken an overdose fcr the purpote of in ducing sleep. CANNOT TAKE THE INITIATIVE. Germany Awaits Develop ments in the Russo- Turkish Treaty. THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE. There Is Great Speculation as to Whether It Will Be Affected. MONETARY CONDITIONS FIGURE. Impoverished Condition of the Sultan's Treasury Plays a Part in the New Compact. BERLIN, Germany, Jan. 25.— Despite the affectation of incredulity which per vades the Foreign Oftice in regard to the alleged agreement between Russia and Turkey, concluding a treaty which ce ments the two empires in an offensive and defensive alliance, tne popular belief grows that the convention is an accom plished fact. News received from Vienna upon this subject from semi-official authorities has had the effect to greatly weaken the power of the official denials of the story, which have been put forth most assidu ously within fhe past twenty-four hours. The Vienna advices have also led to ad missions of the fact that an entente of some kind has beeu entered into between the Sultan and the Czar is not at all im probable. As a matter of fact the diplo matic circle here credits M. Xelidoff, the Russian Embassador to Turkey, with having achieved a grand coup under the noses of the English and Austrian Em bassadors, though both of the latter were known to have been watching the Russian diplomat, having had good reason to sus pect that Russia was playing her own game while pretending to act in concert with the other powers. In the early part of the week reports were in circulation that Turkish orders had been placed for large purchases of arms and other munitions of war with German firms. These rumors awakened the atten tion of the German public to the fact that previous negotiations of the same character had collapsed, owing to the fact that the Porte was unable to give drafts for the amounts which would cover the purchases, and it was generally believed that the re ports were unfounded. This time, however, the public has been fooled. The contractor, it is true, made another refusal to deliver the goods with out a cash equivalent or adeqiiate security, but they were astounded by receiving drafts on account on Constantinople banks, together with the assurance from the agents of the German Government in Con stantinople that not only would the bal ance be paid, but that additional orders were impending, the payment of which would be guaranteed. As the financial embarrassment of the Turkish Govern ment is well known, it is reasoned that Russian monetary assistance is a part o the compact between the two powers. The correspondent of the Cologne Ga zette in Constantinople telegraphs to his paper that the public treasuries of Turkey are empty and that the officials and sol diers, even to the highest rank, who have been called out to proceed against the Ar menians, have for a long time past been un paid, it being absolutely true that they have not had a penny for months. For many weeks, too, the authorized purvey ors to the army have stopped furnishing supplies to the soldiers, who are in a starving condition, to alleviate which they have been preying upon the people. In some places the troops have beset houses at the instance of their commanders and demanded food. Under these circumstances, and many other kindred disorders, a Russian alliance would be more than desirable and the forced drafts upon the people would be certcin to cease. How an alliance between Russia and Turkey would affect the Triple Alliance is a matter of uneasy speculation. Newspapers which have no official con nection, in the meantime, ignore the bet ter informed view that the whole situation as regards the Dreibund is a blow to the aspirations of Austria, and agree that the subject is a delicate one to handle. Some of these papers pursue the line of the Hamburger Nachrichten, Prince Bis marck's organ, that the interests of Ger many are not being immediately affected and the Government must await develop ments before interfering. It is certain that the Berlin Government cannot be expected, even by the most in terested of its allies, to tatte the initiative in demanding that Russia shall explain when the existence of the alleged treaty is verified. The situation as it now stands will involve the denunciation of the inter national stipulations of the treaty of Paris concluded in 1856 and renewed later in tue Berlin Congress. This may finally set Europe aflame, whereupon there will ba a long pause which will be devoted to active diplomacy. After that, what ? The scandalous exchange of abuse be tween Dr. Barth ana Herr yon Kardoff in the Reichstag, Thursday, continues to be the talk of the lobbies of the Representa tive House. A duel between the two was expected, but the Presidents and Vice- Presidents of the Chamber intervened and that phase of the quarrel was stopped. The quarrel really owed its climax to the fact that Baron yon Buol-Berenberg, Presi dent of the Reichstag, who was in the chair afc the time, is deaf, which fact pre vented him from hearing the wordy war between the two, and consequently he did not catch the full meaning of the exchange of words, which began with an insulting remark by Herr Kardoff, who directed his words in the form of a rebuke to Dr. Barth. The latter's response, though harsh, was fully justified, and the judgment of the house was with him. With the exception of this episode the proceedings of the Reichstag were rather slow. Yesterday, during the sitting of the Reichstag, Dr. Bacliem, one of the Centrist leaders, accused the Government of having hindered the Catholic officials in their work of assisting at the funeral functions upon the occasion of the burial of Cardinal Melchers. In the course of his speech Dr. Bachein gave other instances of a similar discrimination against Catholics on the part of the Government officers, whereupon Dr. Miquel, Prussian Minister of Finance, replied that no distinction was made in the treatment of Catholic or Protestant officials or others connected with religious bodies. Cathoiics, he declared, had not been forbidden to take part in an unofficial capacity in the obsequies of the Cardinal Melchers or other funerals. In tne course of the debate upon this question which ensued the Conservative speakers were called upon to defend the laxity upon the part of the Government in prosecuting Baron yon Hammerstein, the absconding ex-editor, of the Kreuz Zeitung, who was recently'arrested by the German police in Athens and is now in Italy awaiting extradition to Germany. Three gentlemen declared that the prose cution of Hammerstein had been delayed because the proofs of his guilt had not been sufficient until after his flight. In the Reichstag to-day the Socialists introduced a resolution which was the subject of a lively debate to reduce the age limit entitling persons to old-age annuity from 70 to 60, and also to increase the allowance to invalids. Dr. yon Boetticher, vice-president of the Imperial Council, etc., said that the Government would be delighted to give workmen a larger degree of benefit. But such a thing was a financial impos sibility. The proposals as they now stand, he said, meant an additional expenditure of 75,000,000 marks a year. The Socialists replied to Dr. yon Boetticher with jeers, the burden of their remarks being directed toward the naval and other expenditures proposed by the Government. Baron yon Stumm accused the Social ists of greediness, declaring that it was their desire to seize the revenues of the nation, while at the same time they were opposed to the projects of the Govern ment which arrived at the increase of pub lic revenue. It was a remarkable fact, he said, that the whole of the workman's in surance legislation which had been en acted had been passed by the hated em ployers and so-called "exploiters" against the opposition of the Socialists. If the Socialists had their way, he said, the workingmen of Germany would be now receiving nothing. The sense of the Cham ber was against the motion. It is said, upon good authority, that the Emperor, in conversation with a guest at dinner in the castle Thursday evening, ex pressed his opinion that the island of Cuba was lost to Spain. The best course for Spain to take, the Kaiser is alleged to have said, would be to come to some sort of arrangement with the United States whereby she could obtain some substantial return for the cession of the island, but he was of the notion that it was probably too late for even such transaction as that now. The Berlin Fencing Club was inaugurated on Wednesday, Charles de Kay, United States Consul-General, and Lord Granville of the British embassy, doing the hor. )rs. There were 150 gueeta present, including Prince Michael RadziwilJ, Hulbert Squires and J. B. Jackson, respectively second and first secretaries of the United States em bassy; F. C. Zimmerman, Deputy United States Consul-General, and a number of German military and naval officers. Grand Duke Charles Alexander of Saxe- Weimar is to be elected honorary president of the club. KANSAS MURDERER AT BAY For Five Hours He Stands Off a Party of Pursuing Vigilantes. One of Them Wounded and the Desperado Finally Escapes Lynching. "WICHITA, Kaxs., Jan. 23.— After a hard chase and desperate resistance the murderer of Howard Roberts of Isabella was captured by the vigilance committee, who kept on his track for thirty miles in Cedar Canyon in the Gyp Hills. For five hours he kept the vicilantes from ap proaching nearer than 100 yards, and one man was wounded, but not fatally. The attacking party decided to adopt the tactics of Indian-fighters, and the mur derer fell into the trap and was taken. The men had intended to hang their man to the first tree, but calmer council prevailed. The vigilantes took their prisoner to Vilas and surrendered him to the officers. Afterward they learned that Mrs. Roberts, the victim's mother, who is in a delicate condition, was lying at the point of death as a result of the tragedy, and becoming enraged started out to take the murderer from the officers with the avowed intention of lynching him. The officers spirited their prisoner away into Biaine County. It is thought he is the notorious Rattlesnake Bill. THRILLING COURT SCENE. A Woman's Frantic Effort to Save Her Husband's Neck. Charged Herself With the Murder, but Her Words Were of No Avail. CHICAGO, 111., Jan. 25.— There was a sensational scene in the Criminal Court to day when John Oram was called up to say why sentence of death should not be im posed upon him for the murder of Joseph Conlan. As Oram arose his wife sprang to her feet and cried: "I killed that man. My husband is not guilty. He shall not suffer for my crime." The courtroom was instantly in an uproar. When quiet was restored the prisoner asked time to con sider, which was granted him, and he then pleaded guilty and was sentenced to imprisonment for life. Mrs. Oram told the Judge that she committed the murder, but that her husband's lawyers would not allow her to testify. The Judge told her her testimony would be of no avail, as her previous contradictions would disprove it. She then fainted repeatedly. BEFOJRM IX" CHICAGO. An Effort to Divorce Politic* From Mv- nicipal Affairs. CHICAGO, 111., Jan. 25.— At a repre sentative municipal reform meeting to-day the committee of iifteen, to whom had been intrusted by the original meeting the task of considering and presenting a report recommending the best course to pursue to divorce politics from municipal affairs, reported in favor of appointing a central body of 100 citizens in sympathy with the movement, who shall have charge of the detailed work and act independently of both of the old parties. The plan is based on the independent reform movement which was successful in defeating Tam many in New York City. The report was accepted and the committee of fifteen will select the 100 men. The municipal party will enter the field for every office in city, town and county, from constable to Mayot LORD LEIGHTON'S SUDDEN DEATH. Was a Celebrated Painter and Head of the Royal Academy. NOTED CAREER IN ART. From Boyhood He Displayed a Great Passion for the. Work. HONORED AT HOME AND ABROAD At the Beginning of the Year He Was Elevated to the Peerage of Great Britain. LONDON. Eng., Jan. 25.— The Globe an nounces the death of Sir Frederick Leigh ton, the celebrated painter and president of the Royal Academy. He suffered from a chill this mornine, followed by a serious affection of the heart, which resulted fatally. Frederick Leighton, Bart., P.R.A., LL.D., D.C.L., was born at Scarborough, December 3, 1830, and from childhood evinced a strong passion for painting. Thi3 his parents encouraged, and gave him every opportunity for gratifying it. They opposed, however, for a few years, his desire to study art for the purpose of making it a profession. His first systematic instructions in draw ing were received in Rome in the winter of 1842-43, from a painter named Felippo Meli. In 1842^3 he entered, as a student, the Royal Academy of Berlin. Then fol lowed a withdrawal from art for a year, during which the embryo painter was re ceiving his general education at a school at Frankfort-on-Main. The winter of 1845-46 was spent at Florence, and here it was that the father at last yielded to the son's desire to embrace painting as a pro fession. Some of tbe young student's drawings were submitted to the ceiebrated Ameri can sculptor, Hiram Powers, a.nd the father promised that his decision should depend on the results of his interview with the sculptor. The estimate formed by Powers of the drawings being highly favorable, the youthful Leighton waa permitted from that day forward to devote the whole of his time to painting. During part of the time, from 1846 to 1848, he studied in the Academy of Frank fort-on-Main. The winter of 1848-49 he passed in Brussels, and painted his first finished picture, which represented a story of Cimabue finding Giotto drawing in the fields. The succeeding tweh'e months he spent in Paris, copying iv the Louvre, and attending a life school. Thence he re turned to Frankfort, where he became, and continued till the early part of 1853, a pupil of E. Steinle of Vienna (one ot tho followers of Overbeck), professor of his torical paintings at the academy of that city. During this period several pictures were painted by Lord Leighton, among others a large one of "The Death of Brunel lesco." Tbe whole of three winter seasons were next passed in Home in diligent study and in painting a large picture of "Cimabue," representing the procession (consisting of the picture of Cimabue, his scholars and principal Florence contemporaries), which is said to have accompanied Cimabue's pic ture of the Madonna, with great honor and rejoicing, through the streets of Flo rence to the church of Santa Maria No vella. The exhibition of this work by Lord Leighton at the Royal Academy in 1855 was a great surprise to tne London public, coming as it did from an artist un known in England. It was at once pur chased by the Queen and re-exhibited at the Manchester Art Treasures and the In ternational Exhibitions. During four years after this early and great success the artist resided in Paris, studying, however, under no master, though aided by the counsel of Ary Schef fer, Pvobert Fleury and other French painters. He was chosen president of tbe Royal Academy in succession to the late Sir Francis Grant November 13, 1878, and a few days later received the honor of knighthood. He was a member of several foreign artistic societies, and at the Paris Exhibition of 1878 was nominated presi dent of the International Jury of Painting. In 1888 he was elected a member of the So ciety of Painters in Water Colors. Sir F. Leighton was elevated to tbe peer age in the Queen's distribution of New Year's honors at the beginning of 1896 and assumed the title of Lord Leighton. WRECKED NEAR RIVERTOH. Disaster to a Raymond & Whitcomb Ex cursion Train on the Shenandoah Valley Hallway, ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 25.— A section of Raymond & Whitcomb's excursion train coming south on the Shenandoiib. Valley Railway was wrecked at 10 o'clock last night near Riverton. Two Pullman cars and a baggage-car were burned. A colored porter named Phillips waa instantly killed. Engineer Long and Fireman Pouper were severely injured. The passengers escaped without injury. The wreck was caused by the fall of a mass of rock across the track. Taken 111 on the Train. CHICAGO, 111., Jan. 25.-Ex-Lieuten ant-Governor Sir Joseph Trutch of British Columbia was taken ill on the train while traveling from Victoria to London in re Tired Nervous women, with aching heads and weary limbs, will find a course of Hood's Sarsaparilla give» pure blood, a good ap- petite and renewed strength. SarsapariHa Is the One True Blood Purifier. All druggists, $1. Hftnrl *<I Pi lie ftct harmoniously .'. with 1 1OOU § flllS Hood's Saraaparilla. 1 sponse to a summons from her Majesty to be informed on certain subject", and was removed to the Auditorium Hotel when the train arrived here. The house physi cian says Sir Joseph will be able to con tinue his journey in a few day 3. APPLICATION FOR A COADJUTOR. Bishop Hogan to Have an Assistant Who Will Succeed Him in Case of Retirement KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 25.—Appli cation has been sent to Pope Leo at Rome for a coadjutor for thi3 Catholic diocese. The coadjutor will be an assistant to Bisbop J. J. Hogan, and will succeed him in the event of his death or retirement. The application for a coadjutor will un doubtedly be granted, and it is understood that the Rev. Father J. J. Glennon, who had charge of the diocese during Bishop Hogan's recent trip abroad, will be given the position. A meeting of the highest Catholic dig nitaries of the St. Louis province was held this week at the residence of Bishop Hogan in this city for the purpose of dis cussing the advisability of applying to Rome for a coadjutor for Bishop Hogan. There were present at the meeting Arch bishop Kain of St. Louis and Bishop Hogan of Kansas City, Mo., Bishop Fink of Kansas City, Kan., Bishop Burke of St. Joseph, Mo., and Bishop Hennessy of "Wichita, Kan. The dignitaries discussed the question in executive session, and agreed to ask the Pope to appoint a coad jutor. Bishop Hogan is becoming ad vanced in years, and finds the work of managing this diocese too exacting. Will Xot Increase the Price. PEORIA, 111., Jan. 25.— At a meeting of the executive committee of the Distillers' Association to-day it was agreed not to in crease the price of whisky, and it will accordingly remain at $1 22." ' Earnings of Xailroada. NEW YORK, N. V., Jan. 25.-For the first week of January eighty-four railroads earned $5,823,758, an increase of $401,572, and for the tecond week seventy-five roada earned 16,265,461, an increase of $805,666. IKE TO-DAY. (mild) We're drawing it mild when we say the New Estrella cigar is the best for the price many of its friends say it is the best at any price. New crop leaf, new light colors, new sizes— 2 for 25c, 3 for 25c and 10c straight. ESBERG, BACHMAN & CO., Wholesalers. 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