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ESTABLISHED JUNE 11) ) , 1871. ( XMAIIA. MONDAY MORNING , OCTOHI3K IS , 1SS)7. ) SING-LI * ] OOl'V JiMV-E UJ3NTS. HORE MEN FOR CUBA Blanco Will Take ffith Him a Largo Body of Soldiers. QUALIFICATIONS OF THi NEW MARSHAL Han Experionoa and is Oonsidowd an Active and Conciliatory Rulor. COMPENSATED FOR RECALL FROM MANILA Military OpeintioEB to Bo Pushed in Santiago and Puerto Principe. SAGASTA ASKS UNITED STATES' AID Ue-lIi-vi-M the IiiHUrrcftlott AVIII Sunn U" Kllill-il If TlilN Country Will Ue-nlNl from Inte-r- fe-n-iiui- . ( Copyrltciit , 1M7 , by 1'rcss Publishing Company. ) MAUItll ) ( via Uayonne ) , Oct. 17.-New ( York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Marshal Illanco leaves the capital tonight for Corunr.1. , where no will embark on Mon day with General 1'arraJo , second In com mand ; Generals I'ando , S-ilccdo , llern.il , tAguierre , Flgueroa , Valderrama , Ceballos and iicvcnty staff olllcers , the llrst batch of reinforcements to go to Cuba. Five thotit.au 1 ' int.ro will go before the end of October and 15,000 in November , With a view to keep uji for the present Jii army of about 145,000 , winch Is co.itlilered necessary until the pu- clllcallon lo cjinplet'-d. Ex-Mlnls.or of Jun'.lcc Canalyas , a demo crat , whu see = ded from the liberal party be cause It declined to fce-o the urgency of. homo rule1 , goes out to Investigate the state colony on the tame steamer. Hlaiicn W.IH selected because he was backed ' 'by ' a powcrtul military clique who thought lilm entitled to some compensation for his recall fiom Manila and the severe cc'uune then passed up-ii UU glaring shortcomings , tin his policy during his first live months \ \ \ 'the Philippine insurrection lllanco w < is backed by Marshal Campos , who was elected to stay In tpaln in cate of need to de fend the monarchy and the dynasty against the CarlUls and republicans. Dlanco wr.s selected on account of his experience of Cuban aiTalrs , us ho held high commands In tno colony , and during four yoais as gov- e.n.r general steered a course pretty well between the old Spanish party , the autonomists and the separatists , though he had some trouble with the separatists , which Ills more energetic ; lieutenant , I'olavloja , Stopped sternly In Santiago de Cuba. Last , hut not least. ISIanco was chosen because the government no longer wanted a ir.an of action but a steady , -conciliatory , lenient ruler with some soldierly qualities. Illanco was a brilliant commander In the Carllst war twcnty-threo years ago , but Is now much age-d. He has become very stout and Is well advanced In" the sixties. Since Ills appointment ho has devoted a whole week to long Interviews with the queen , Sagasta , the ministers of war , marine , foreign affairs and colonies. MORHT'3 POLICY. Morct , whoso policy Is about to be In augurated , lies given Illanco full powers and iratructlons , of which part has been kept secret even from most of the members of the cabinet. These reserved Instructions cover all of the International aspects of the Cuban question , especially the relations oj the United States , treatment of American subjects , strict observance of the treaties of 17.sf. and 1S77 with the United States , re spect for forc'.gn projcrty nnd possible ne gotiations with a view to leading the In surgents to submission , such negotiations to lie conducted according to the time honored precedents of the Spanish. Civil wars , even In tlio peninsula , Wlll be conducted behind the scenes. No money will be spired to buy off chiefs or mike their departure easy , whl'st on the surafce all such proceedings , \vlll be olllelally denied. Military operations are ahr.ut to bo pushed on a largo scale In the eastern provinces of Santiago nud Puerto Principe from No vember 1 to April. These will be seconded by the underground work of the autonomies , and Dlanco Is authorized to assure the Cu bans of the establishment of reforms moro libcial than the Abaszaza bill of March 1C , 1S95 , and work for pacification. In one word , the new government affects to con sider that the state of the Insurrection now In Cuba resembles that of the year 3878 , when Marslnl Campos used the same devices , coupled with promises of reform , amnesty and vigorous military operations at the closj of the llrst great rising. The autono mist leaders In Cuba will bo excellent aux iliaries In bringing over sro many of their rank and file driven to the rebellion by JWcyler. NOT INDBl'MNDKNCE. Giborgu spent tma week twenty-four hotiru in Madrid Incognito to see Sagasta and fllorct. The operation of the Canovas bills ( Will depend upon 110 rapidity and complete ness of the pacification Indispensable for the ulncerlty of the execution of economic and administrative homo rule , which , however , are not 'Intended' ' anyhow to go BO far as Canadian self-government. Spain does not doom the crititlon i.f an absolutely Inde pendent colonial Parliament and executive compatible with the condition of the colony and Its own Interrhta and sovereignly , au a majority of the autonomists are said to hi disposed to accept Installments of homerule. . Sugastu and Morct make no wecret thai they firmly hope that the United States will understand that Spain can fix no date for a completion of the balance of the work ol Mibjiigatlon. and coiiriequontly will not only desist from all Idol of Interefcreiico , but will In fiutiro uxorcteo Its Intlucnco to Induct ! the Cubans to accept the Spanish terms and cease filibuster expeditions. Should Insur- Kontfl llko Callxto Garcia mid Gomez persor- .vero. Illanco , his lieutenants feel confident ( Will soon crush them , If the United fitatea only keep * UH hands off. AUTIIUU R. HOUGIITON. I , A. 1,1'OIIA ATTACTCS SAOASTA SIIVN Spain Hflnrnn to 1'ollry of Clu'iil Illlll IIIIMIIIHMI-III- | > . HAVANA ( via Key West. Kla. ) , Oct. 17. Ja Lucha. In Its leading editorial yesterday attacked the Sagnsta cabinet and said : "Wo pra returning to the policy of cheat and In * CoiuUtency. " Commenting upon cable dispatches fron New York City , which assert that Consu ficncril Kltzhugh l.eo will soon come to Ci.'ba with a ei/eclal mission to obtain the Views of Insurgents regarding autonomy am lo put a Ktop to the enlistment of cxpedl lions In case thu Insurgents should not ac cept autonomy. I.a Kucha says : "These reports are not credible , as Mr 'Cli'Vt'laml and President McKlnley hav * . both cxpUlncd that under the American con tltutlon and laws the expeditions canno tie ftcfiped. Therefore , If It be true tha 1'rcRldent McKlnley can stop expeditions b > applying Uw > which have not been appllci up to date , the responsibility of the Cleve land and the McKlnley administration would be great and their bad faith minlfest If the Spanish minister at 'Washington could hive foucid In the American constUu tlon and laws provisions to chrck the en llstment of expeditions he would have de minded their application. Therefore the policy of tlit American president as. soon an he ascertained the feelings of the Insur gents In the matter should be Ignored by us. " WOI.COTTVS wonic Tx r.xrsi.Axn. uf the ilrlllNli ( lovprmiii-nt llnokcil liy tinHniiUi'f * . LONDON. Oct. 17. The Sunday Times , In Its review of the bimetallic negotiations. says : It U an open secret that when Kng- land wan asked to Join the bimetallic ag ce ment the government reviled that public opinion did not favor any alteration of the basis of Kngland's currency standard , but having an overwhelming Interest In seeing a monetary peace established In the world It would be glad to assist In the good work , and basing Its actl-n In the resolution unani mously passed by the House of Commons , of fered what the liberal government of Mr. Gladstone * offered befo'e now , regarding sil ver In the bank reserve nd the reopening of the India mints to sllve-r under certain conditions. On this promise , Mr. Wolcott set to work. His chances or success scorned almost hopeless , but he succeeded In ob taining the promUo of Krano and the United States to co-operate by opening their mints to silver. In both cases the unex pected happened. The city revolted , thanks to the letter published at the time , and egged on by newnwiper comments an outcry was raised which resulted first In a meeting of the clearing house bankers and next In n petition to the chancellor of the cxrhcqucr. In tplte of all this uproar , we do not think i that 'this ' protest really hal much Influence. U bore the Impress of class Ideas , that the. government , whose duty U Is to safeguard | the Interests of the whole country , was not unduly Impressed. Against the city , I au-i cash I o weighs In with Its millions of work-j ( rs , all well dleclpllncd voters , raising n crusade against what they termed the sel- flshnt-ss c f the London bankers , who assumed to dictate to the government on what Is rttilly an Imperial question , and which they claim fc-lull be settled to suit their Interest. Unfortunately the government Is menaced with obstruction In a more unexpected qviar- te'r. In a long state paper thn India gove n- ment puts forth the reasons for Its reluctance airl aveis that the India currency experi ment has reached a iiolnt when It will be come a phenomenal success. An exchange rate cf Is 4d per rupee has alivady been tuiahcil , nnu will soon bo permanently estab lished , the rupee will cease to fluctuate and that desideratum , a gold standard without gold , will appear. The India government goes further , and alleges that the reopening of Its mints with France and the United States at a bimetallic ratio of 15M : to 1 would be ruin to In.lla since a 2s rupee would kill exports and render our dependency unable to compete with the markets of the world. The Irt of a cabinet minister Is an un- ha.oy one. If ho casts his vote on the lines of the Commons resolution he will have the Indian administration in revrlt. If lie re jects the nroposals of Mr. Wolcott It will ook like England's going back on her word. nd in that ease Lanashlro threatens to turn tit the whole front bencii. Al.l.sIU'ItV ' l.IlvliUY TO HRTIItK. Curly UITOMNIriii-lion of ( In ; Cnliliif ( is I'foliulilc * . LONDON , Oct. IS. The Chronicle an- ounces that In view of Lord Salisbury's esiro to resign the premiership an early construction of the cabinet is probable. According to the Chronicle no serious dlf- erence of opinion exists among the ministers n n.-itters of policy , but Lord Salisbury inds his health unequal to the strain and lurdcn of his two ofllces of premier and orelgn minister. So great Is his dcslro for est that on his recei-jt visit to Ilcaullcu he lid not even take his secretary. Moreover , he premier Is much concerned about the icalth of the marchioness of Salisbury , which s far from goad. The Dally Chronicle hcnrs that the omens > olnt to the duke of Devonshire as the next iremler , and that the Tories and Liberal inlonlsts will become futcd In a single tarty. VIol.M.t Riilf I'r.-vallH. LONDON , Oct. 17.-U dispatch from Quecnstown says a violent southerly gale prevails off the harbor. The Lucanla ar- Ived oft port at 7 o'clock this morning , jut was unable to make the harbor ttnill lalf pist 10. Advices from many portn re port that the coasting steamers have suffered severely from the gale , which has only slightly moderated this evening , UOIIIIIOUS KMt'TY AN KXIMIKSS I1OX. Cli-un ! ? . .IHIO Out uf n California Slum- Ciinvli. OltOVILLE , Cal. , Oct. 17. When the Ucno stage was leaving Qulncy early jestcrday nonilng the driver and express messenger 'ound that the office of Wells Fargo & Co. ' . -d b en robbed of the express box conUln- ng $2,000 In gold. The telephone- and tele graph wires leading from Qulncy had been cut , so that no Intimation of the robbery reached any other town ULtll brought by stage today- thus leaving the robbers ample opportunity ta conceal their Identity and in like good their escape. The details of 'the ' express robbery at Qulncy received here are meager. The mcs- tengcr whoso duty it is to guard valuable shipments goes up there twice a menu on the Ifith and on the last day of the mon'h. ' The robber was probably aware of when these trips were made and the iirrlval of the messenger was oufllclcnt to Indicate that treasure was to 'bo ' sent out of Jown. The stage for Ucno leaves Qulncy at 4 In the morning and the driver , James Dempsey , has a key to the express oflicc. He driven up and gets the express box himself , as the agent does not get up to deliver it to him. The express matter Is put up at night by the agent , the coin Is placed In the box 'JnJ the box left In the store and ofllco combined. The driver and express messenger each has a key to the front door. On Saturday mornIng - Ing when they opened the door and looked for the box there waa none to be found. They hastily examined the room and found that the Hansom over the back door lad been broken open , showing that the robber entered the roam at that point. It Is not krown here positively whether he carried off the box or whether he broke it open In the etoro and carried off the cold. There Is no clew to the Identity of the robber , nor is it known at what time of night ho com mitted the crime. Thorn was $2,000 In fe-old In one package and It Is thought there were other valuable packages , so that the loss may bo from $2,000 to $2,500 , Mo mi tin-nt lo SifvniNon. SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 17.-A monument to Robert I ouls Stevenson was unveiled to day at Portsmouth square. Addresses were delivered by Irving M. Seott and Hruce Porter ter , the artist. Mayor Plielan then accepted the monument in behalf of the city and read fiom "The Wrecker" Stevenson's descrip tion of San Franclseo. The monument i.\ns designed by llrueo Porter , nnslnteil byVI1 - UH Polk and iMrs. Virginia Williams , the woman to whom Stevenson dvdlra'ed the "Silverado Squatters. " acorgo Pipes was the Hcu'ptor. The shaft Is made of Cali fornia granite and Is tt-n and a half feet b'.fli , on top of which Is n cap , also of gninlto. This Is surmounted by a bronze gallron of the sixteenth century. The vt' - Bel In tunning before the wind with all fall se' . niul co subtle Is the work of thi uriilp- tor that the Idea of a ship In motion IH art fully carried out. Uannllt'H * SullH Attiiln , SAVANNAH , ( ] a. . Oct. 17The famous tltlbuHU'rlng steamer Datinf.o. s mc.unfil away from Tyb < jo In a southerly direct Ion Saturday and has not returned. It IH i up- posed It IB on another filibustering expedi tion and will meet u vessel at ica , Wiilch will transfer to It a cargo of munitions of war for the Cuban Inmirgentg. Movriiu-nlM of Oi'enii Vi' * rU , IH-c. 17. At New York-Arrlved-Havel , from Uremon ; Obdam , from Rotterdam. At I.lvorpool-Arrived-Corlnthl.i. from lloaton. At Movlllc Arrlvcd-Clty of Rome , from NuYork. . At Antwerp-Arrived Noordlaml , from Nf w ork. At Phlladelphla-Arrlved-Pennlaml , from Liverpool. At Havre Arrlved-La Touralne , frcm Now York. At QuceiiBtown-Salled-Uicanla , from Liverpool , for N w York , COST OF CARRYING MAILS Statistics of Value Given Out by tlio Postoffice Departmert. SHALLENBARGER SU3MITS HIS REPORT 1'xtlimitnl K\irtiiM'M | for ( InCurrent Your i\i-i-cil Fifty-Dili' Million anil it Half I'mof 1'ni'ii- iiinlle TutiCM. i WASHINGTON , Oct. 17. The report of W. S. Shallenbergcr , second assistant post master general , made public tonight , gives an Interesting review of the prlnclpcl de velopments In the entire postal trtnsporta- tlon servlc" of the United States and con necting foreign mails. It shows an aggregate of appropriations for the postal service for the current year of $31.1-11,238. The probable deficiency Is $500,000. making the estimated expenditures this year $51,541.238. This will be $1,023,015 , or 3iJ per cent , more than for the fiscal year Just closed. The estimate for the fiscal year 1S99 Is $53,337,260 , which Is $1,790,021 rore than the estimated expenditure for the cm run year. The annual rate of expendi ture for the Inland mall service in the year Just closed was $49,862,07-1 and for foreign mall service $1,791,170 , after deducting $25S,029 for Intermediary service to foreign countries. The summary of all classes of service In oporatlcn Juno 30 last follows : Number of toutes , 32,491 ; length of routes , 470,032 miles ; annual rate of expenditures , $49S62- 074 ; number of mllea traveled per annum , 120.8.10,479 ; rate of cost per mile traveled , 11.S4 cents ; rate of cost per mile of length. $10C.OS ; average number of trips per week 8.CO. 8.CO.Kor Kor star ir.all service the estimate for the fiscal year ending June 30 , IS99 , Is $5,435.000. Last year there was an Increase of 1,330,149 miles of travel In star service , so essential to rural districts. A current year deficiency of $30,000 Is estimate ! for the steamboat mall service. The estimates 'for ' the fiscal year 1899 In clude ftcamboat service , $170,000 ; mall mes- a-ngir service , $950,000 ; transportation by pneumatic tubes or other similar devices , by purchase or otherwise , $225,000 ; wagon service , $780,000. PNEUMATIC TUUnS. Last year there was only one pneumatic postal tube In operation In the country , that In Philadelphia. Since then four more con tracts have been executed In Philadelphia , New York , Dostou and between New York and llrooklyu. Cencernlng this new postal feature. Gen eral j-hallcnbergcr reports : "It Is quite pos sible to carry second , third and fourth class mutte'r as well as first when It can. be made profitable. Extension to stations several miles distant fiom the main office eventually will save clerical force as well as expedite delivery In distant cities from twelve to twenty-four hours. The most important source of revenue to the department will bo the large Increase of local correspondence and special delivery letters. The Introduc tion of the tubular system will necessarily be slow and coitflned to populous centers. " The amount reported withheld from the Pacific railroads on account of transporta tion Is $1,132,023. The estimate for railroad transportation for the fiscal year 1899 Is $30,350,000. No estimate for special mall service Is submitted , as It Is stated the service In general .will . bo better -if the special facility appioprlatlon Is discontinued. The estimate for electric and cable car servlcu is $375,000 and 130 applications for establishment of new service of this character are on file. An to foreign , malls , the report makes an estimate of $1,901,200 for transportation and $1"-12,000 for balances due foreign countries. The aggregate cost of th'is ' service was $2- 019,199 , including $1,100,170 for transatlantic and $179,132 for transpacific service. .NEWSPAPER MAIL. The report takes an Important position as to newspaper mail and plan to make the profits on short haulj of the long rui.s. General Shallenbarger says "There teems to be no good reason why the great bulk of legitimate newspapers carried by the gov- ernmcat at great loss to remote places should bo permitted to be taken uway from the malls by railroads and express companies whenever there Is a short haul that would make the carriage of them profitable to the government. The carriage of newspapers , packages , etc. , by railroads atv.1 express com- pjiiies may have been just-Illcd , perhaps , years ago , when tue railway service was less efficient , but with our present facilities , such as may easily bo obtained , I am convinced that the department can and should carry the great bulk of newspaper matter that has been for yedra pent in baggage cars and special express trains. " RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE. An abstract on the annual report of the general superintendent of the railway service follows : At the close of the year there were 11S1 railway poatolllco lines , manned by C.S51 clerks ; 33 electric and cable lines , with 1C2 clerks ; 42 steamboat Unco , with 57 clerks , making total number of lines , 1,229 , and total number of clerks , 7,013. In addition to these there were 711 clerks assigned to duty at Im portant Junctions and depots and 23S detailed to clerical duty In the various offices of the service , making a grand total of 7r,62 clerks. Tlio miles of railroad covered by railway poatolllco ear service wcs 154.225 ; of electric and cable , 303 , and of steamboit lines , 7,159. The grand total of miles traveled of all c'asses of acrvico was 2S2.830.031. There were 51 whole cars In use and 173 In reserve - servo and 2,024 apartments In cats In use and 540 In reserve. The number of pieces of nil kinds of mail distributed during the year was 11,571- 510.6SO , exclusive of registered mall matter. REGISTERED MATTER. Of registered matter there wete 16,250.fG3 ! pieces In all. The amount of city mall dis tributed for stations and ears during tti ; year aggregated 462,469.010 pieces. The In crease of ordinary mall h-ndlcJ over the prcvloua year was 3.07 per cent. A com parative table covering a period of ten years shown that there has been an Increase lu the amount of mall handled of 77,2(1 ( per cent and of Increase In thu working force of IS.fl per cent. The number of pieces of mall matter han dled correctly to each error In distribution during the past ten years has Increceel from 3.69J to 11,960. The number of errors In distribution during the year was 967.53S. a decrease of 14.GC per cent. The number of pieces of matter Illegibly addressed handled during ho year was 11,972,104. There were 5S9 casualties during the year , In which fourteen clerks lost their lives. Thirty- three were seriously mid seventy-five slightly Injured. This IH a larger number of casuil- tlew and fatalities than have occurred dur ing any previous year since the organization of the service. The paetago of n bill for the relief of the families of clerks killed In ths line of duty , of clerks Injured and unfitted for service pernnnently or temporarily and retirement on partial pay of clerks who have served so Irng as to be unfitted for service has again been urged. The reorganization and reclnsslflcatlcn of the service la strongly urged by the gone'al superintendent Recommendation Is maic for the enactment of some IrgMatlon to p e ve'.t unwarranted and unlawful Interfeioncc w'il < rostal clerks while on duly In mzll cars. cars.The dlrtrlbutlnn of et'cond clars mat : mat' ter.-i by publishers and mailing agencies has Keen follourd up durl. g the pitt yer with cc : ilderahc ! nuccess and the congested con- d tl n rf affairs in the larger pcsiolnces has been thereby cratnliribly relieved. lllxhoi ) Wurri-ii 1'rfilflii-H nl Mitchell. MITCHELL. S , D. , Oct. 17 , ( Special Tel- egram. ) Bishop 'Warren preached a sermon titU morning at the Qraad opera bouse to the Mcthcdlst conference. Over 1,000 people were present. Ordination services for min isters were held thin afternoon at the Meth odist church , twelve , mlnlttcrs being' re ceived. Tonight the Kpnorth league annl- vomsry was held andk'thc ' visiting ministers occupied the pulpits In the cthor churches A heavy rain made the gathering very small UtriC I-'UDM THU I'HO.V.V01tTtl. . Stcnnirr Miuinlir ArVlvm at Sun Kran- I-IMIMI front .Vlimkii. VICTORIA , IJ. C. , Oct. 17. The steamer Danube has arrived , ten days from St. Mi chaels. It brought eighty-two passengers , most of them men who failed to reach the mines by the all-water route. Some go : as [ ir as Fort Yukon and had to turn bacl : . There are twelve miners from Circle City who brought about $72,000 In gold dust. Most of them have been working around Circle City , but n few are Inttreatrd In the Klon dike clalrr.M. A lot of provisions In at Fort Yukon , but It Is feared that If there Is a rush from Dawson It will cause a shortage fur ther down the river. It Is predicted that many men will perish In the attempt to es cape from starvation by coming down the tivir. The steamer P. W. Wearo after being on a sandbar twenty days got off and arrived at St. Michaels September 20. It started up again with a load of freight , but It la feared It will never get up the river. The steamer Allco arrived .at St. Michaels September 21 with 120 miners , and after starting up ag.tln on the 27th. ran aground at the mouth of the river. The steamers Mare Island ami Merwln tried to get up but failed. The Mer- wln and Alice at last accouuts were on n bar and freezing up. The Mare Island had returned to Stebblns , twelve miles from St. Michaels. Few men with very little go'd were at St. Michaels when the Danube left , and they will all como down on the Ucrtha. The North American Transportation ami Trading Company will build their river Ktcamcr at Onalaska on account of the schconcr lluencme having been lest In Unlak pass. Five other river steamers are to be built at St. Michaels. The Uc was In the tipper river when the Wearo started down , mid Icicles were a foot long on It when It reached St. Michaels. The steamers Ilcrtha. Cleveland , Portland , 'Excelsior. Dear and Iikkame were at St. Michaels when the Dan ube' left , also the schooner Queen. A party which arrived at St. Michaels from Stebblna October 3 says that the steamers Merwln , Allco and Mare Island are frozen In at the mouth "t the Yukon , and fears are enter tained that they will all bo destroyed when the river breaks up in the spring. Passengers who started up the river on these steamers were endeavoring to get to St. Michaels overland. Thi steamer Ilcaly , which , with a barge , wasj loaded at St. Michaels , unloaded when the news came from Stebblns. The ExccJMor and steam schooner Navarroe , with a tow , arlrvcd at St. Michaels on October 3. H H Tucker , correspondent of the Asso ciate press of Troy N. Y. , died from ex haustion on the trail a few'inllea from Ram part City. He and a friend started out at night with little food to 'locate ' claims on Hoosier creek. They spent two days and nights In the woods , then turned tack. Tucker fell from exhaustion. His friend went for assistance , but when It arlrvcd Tucker was dead. Of the men who reached St. Michaels re cently most of them have been working for wages In the vicinity of Circle City. They made the trip to Fort Yukon lin row boats ard from there came down In steamers. There was not $100,000 in ; the whole crowd. ti.ni Mm rest nf the boats this fall will bring very little treasure. There Is con siderable talk among the , , men who failed' to get in of taking action against the steam ship companies who took tlicmUP' particu larly against the owner oljtho , Eliza Ander son Of a thousand odd mtm. who started since July hone reached thq mines. Some are still at Fort Yukon , hoping to get in early lo the spring , but a , large ( number are com ing ( -011th. Mayor Wood of Seattle and party got their steamer built and started up the river , but they cannoi go far , as they are sure to meet Keating Ice U they escaped the sandbars. There are now eighteen steamers on the river. OB against five last year so that there will be lots of food at Dawfon soon after the river opens In the spring. Some of the men who reached Cir cle City on the steamer Hamilton will try to push on to Dawson over the Yukon. No news conies from Dawflon. . Strlki-H It llloh. YOUNGSTOWN , 0. , Oct. 17. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Llppy of Kinsman , O. , a few miles north of here , have returned from a successful trip to the Klondike gold fields , to which place they > went In April , 1S96. Mr. Llppy w-as seen at his home by an ASEO- clate-d press representative and affirmed the report that he had cashed In $65,000 worth of sold and had a claim" there worth $1.000.- 000. Mr. Llppy said that he had left five men to guard his claim and that he and his wife will return to It In March and remain through the "clean up , " when they will Egaln return to civilization. They made the Journey back on foot and by sleds and boats until they reached the Yukon river , when they took a boat to Seattle by way of Bering sea. Mr. Llppy advised all not to attempt to make the trip before spring sets In. YHI.I.HW JACICVOIIKS OX SCNDAY. KlvcDi'lllliM iiiiil T-vt'only-I' " ! ! ! ! ! ' Xoiv CiiMfH a ( XIMV Orli'aiiK. NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 17Tho official re port of the board of health for today Is : Casen of yellow fever today. 24 ; deaths , 5 ; total cases to date , 828 ; deaths , 93 ; recov ered. 409 ; under treatment , 326. It having been currently reported hero for some days that the fever was prevailing at Hay St. Louis , Dr. S. R. Olllphant , of the LnulFluna state board of hea'th ' yesterday communicated with Urn. Haralson and Gunt of the MlssUalppl state board at Dlloxl re questing them to Investigate the cases at the hay. This evening Dr. Olllphant re ceived a message from Dra. Haralson and Oar ! , dated at Hlloxl , .saying : "Have Just returned from Hay St. LQula ; visited eight casen , seven yellow fe.ve-r. one very serious. Surgeon R. D. Murray ot the marine hon- pltal service , who accompanied us. concurred In the diagnosis In each cape. " Upon receipt of the tele-gram from Dra. Haralson and Gain. Dr. Olllphant promptly promulgated a decree of quarantine agalpst Hay St. Louis and all of Its environs. M0.3ILE . , Ala. , Oct.17. . There were five now cases of yellow fever reported today. Tl'oro were four rccqrcrtes nnd no deaths. Total cases to data , * 164 1 deaths , 21 ; dis charged. 101 ; under treatment. 42. JACKSON , MIES. , Oct. 17. The ntate board of health In Us official statement tonight chronicles one noW case of yellow fever at Cayuga. At Clinton there are two new cases. At Edwards K. J. Noblln died this morning. Tlireo new cases were reported there today. Tncro nre lx persona -nerloualy 111. two of whom will probably die within the next fcrty-clpht hours. _ _ Ml IIIMillUM 1IY TIIK fillll/S IMTIIIiU. ChllilKllliil nidi n I'ltelifurU unit UN II nil j Itnrni-il. DETROIT. Oct. 17. A special to the Free ProjB from Charlotte , Mich. , reveals a horrible rible efry of depravity- . John Hlgley and Frank Miller will be charged with the mur der nf an Infant with a pitchfork and the burning of Its body. The child waa born to lllg'oy's ' ueiraarrled daughter Tucbda ) morblct ? and waa reported to have been bora dead and burled on bin farm. An Investiga tion was ordered , resulting In Iligli-y and Miller he-lug locksd up Yesterday Miller. wlo is the hUHbznd cf Blgley's older daugh- ttv coafcs-el that the child .was born alive a'd that ho killed It by running the tines of a iltcbfark through lt b dy , being forced to the horrible deed by Hlgley , who stoo4 over him with a knife and swore he would kill him is ho refused. After the child wcs dead he says Hlgley took the body into the house and tosied It Into the stove. The sheriff has found cousUerab ! * evidence cor- roborratlvo ot Miller's story. The supposed grave ot the child was opened and no body found ther * V 1 PT * Tl M 1HT TITP PI llIPO D1 hVASTAUD 111 IIIU'LAMLS ' Fire Wipes Ont the Greater Portion of Windsor , N. S. OVZR TH3EE THOUSAND ARE HOMELESS I'ropcrly I.OHM IN Tliri-c Million Dill- Ill rf. . Only I'nrllitUy liiNiirril II VON Lost In a California l > 'lro. HALIFAX , N. S. , O.-t. 17. Historic Windsor - ser was devastated by fire this morning. For six hours , bglnnltig shortly before 3 a. m. , the fire , tanned by a violent northwest gale , raged so fiercely that the local fire de partment was utterly helpless to cope with It , and within half an heir after Us discovery the mayor began to call for outside assist ance. Lang bcfCTo noon the town had been eaten up almost completely , the area covered by the tlamcs being nearly a mile square , and of the 400 or more buildings occupying the section barely half a dozen scorched structures remain. Among the buildings that escaped were the Windsor cotton factory , Kings' 'College , the Anglican church , the Edge-hill School for Ulrls and the UulTrln hotel. The latter Is the only hotel left stand ing. ing.Of Of the 3,500 people that Inhabited the place few have homes ot their own tonight. - Over 3OCO have been taken In by the resi dents of the surrounding country and neigh boring tcwna , while the remainder of the sufTe'/ers Lave gone to Halifax or are sheltered In army tents , erected In the vacant lots to night by a detachment of Ilrltbh trucks fiom the garrison city. i STARTS IN A 1JARN. The lire started In a barn behind the Mailne block In the heart of the business I district. The high gale prevailing carried i the flames to other buildings before the fire men had time to got at work and In a short time the showers of sp-U'ks carried In all dltectiiiiis had Ignited a score of buildings. The occupants of dwellings had time to hurry on some clothing anJ to drag some household goo.ls Into the streets , but there was no place of safety to which anything could h } removed quickly enough to save It from being destrrycd or damaged. The flames cut a clean gap from the water's edge- on the business fron.t to the forests In the tear , bounded by Ferry Hill on the south side and by Fort Edwards on the north , dall. In a very amusing monologue. Owing The origin of the lire Is mysterious , but many strongly suspect that the conflagration originated through the carelessr. < > ss of some drunken man. When morning broke the site of Windsor was a scene of desolation with hundreds of frantic and thinly clad and destitute men and women und children rush- Ins back and forth through the smoky streets. Fortunately no lives were lost , although the streets were perilous with flying bricks and slabs which the fierce hurricane drove like thunderbolts from the roofs. In the hurry and excitement horses and cattle in the stables were fo'rgotten and many per ished in the llamcs or were suffocated from Miioke. The ruins of the fire are ablaze tonight. RELIEF NEARING. Relief measures were started in. Halifax at an early hour and this aftornooii a train load"of .provisions , tents , blankets , < eic. , < ar- Vlved from the provincial capital. Aboard the train were General Montgomery Moore , Governor Daly , Mayor Stephen and 100 mcm- of the Royal Ucrkshire regiment and Doyal Engineers , who were broujjnt to attend to the erection of tents .ind aid In the relief work. The total loss is estimated roughly at $3,000.000. While a number of the heaviest losers are partially Insured and some of them pretty well covered , the total insurance Is calculated to be not moro than a Inlt million. The principal losses are the following : C. M. Shaw's Marine block , $17.000 : W. 11. Curry & Co , JIO.VX ) ; Shaw Bros. , .CM ; Paysant'p block , $1S,000 ; Graham's blick. J20.0 0 ; Victoria hotel , fl.l.OCO ; Blaneh-ml bloe-k. J22.100 ; C. & O. Wilson's blo k. S1S- ( CO ; Ulmork & Armstrong' ) * block. J22.IW ; J. H. Shaw's lilork , tSl.Oiy ) ! C" . H. Dlmork'a block. S14.X10 ; building of F. F. Murrnv nnd \\'nml & Murphy. Jlfi.OCO : Commercial block , $2i,0',0 ( : C. I' . Shaw. $12,000 : C 1) . OMert & Co. , SSOCO ; A. no | nron , J12X ( ; Chin-chill's block , $ L'v'f > r " ; Wlipon Uros. , JS2.0T ) ; Gerrish block , J21.000 ; Bordon'x block. $14OX ) ; , , o = t- olllfe and cu-itom house , fL'O.O'Y ) ; Empire blr.c-k. S16.(00 ; .1. Lvnch & Sons , $1000.1 ; Avon hotel. $0,000 : Somert > 8t house , Jli.fXM ; Oer- rl h hall , $1.- ) , < VW : court house , $19,010 ; Meth- nillat chtirrh , Slfi.i'OO ; Haptlst chunli , $22/00 ; I'n.sbyU-rlan rliui-cli. $12MO ; Catholic church. $1,000 ; Dr. Haley's rcs'dpnee. $11- frv.1 : r. DeWolf Sm'th's residence. $20. : Windsor Foundry company. $40C1 ; Electric LI s lit company. $ : ! 2,000 ; Windsor Plaster company , $12,0.0. TWO LIVES LOST. IOWA HILL , Oil. , Oct. 17. Iowa Hill , a mining town situated In the mountains of Placer county , was visited by a most dam aging fire early this morning. The flro started In the Central hotel and within a very few minutes the hotel was a mass of flames and the walls were falling In. Two of the lodgers In the Central hotel , William Golden and William Owens , perished In the flames. From the position of the remains of William Golden It Is supposed that ho never awakened. William Owens , It Is supposed , leaped fiom his rojtii In the second story , but landing on a fence was seriously In jured and unable to go further. The re mains of both were burned beyond recogni tion and the only means of identification was the location of their rooms In the hotel and the positions of the IK dies in the ruliiD. As to the origin of the flro there are conflicting stories , many fioemlns to think It was the work of an Incendiary. Coroner Mitchell of Auburn Is on the ground Investigating. The total loss is estimated at about $10- 000 ; Insurance , $10,000. The flro destroyed cue of the oldest and most prosperous mining towns In Placer county. Fortu nately for the few remaining buildings , the night was calm. Had there been a wind it Is probable that all would have boon burned , as there Is absolutely no protection ogilnst fire. Ducket brigades wore formed and by dint of hard work the Stehr hotel and other buildings were saved. < FIRE IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK , Oct. 17. A $300.000 fire In the Beven-story factory building at 279-281 Spring street taxed the energies of the lire department this morning and twenty enghtts I and a largo force of men were called out. i The basement , first and second floors of the building were occupied by Fitzpntrlck & Co. , manufacturers of mirrors , plate gKas , coach and carriage windows. Five upper floors were occupied by the Hrad'oy-Ciirrlcr Com pany , manufacturers of doora , sabhes. frames and man'clB of the most expensive sort. In all , five calls for help were cent out , wMch brought fully half of the lire engines and hook and ladder companltM to the ecciic. The building was erected ten years ago by the Trinity Church corporation at a cost of $100,000. Nothing of It remains but tlio blarkencd walls and they wl'l ' have fn bo I rebuilt. The stock of Fllzpatrlck & Co , and ! the Dntdley-Currier Company , all of which I was destroyed , was estimated to bo worth $200.000. 1 Cormtis Chrlstus fiO yearn old , and hla 'nephew ' , MlcliL-1 Chrlstus , occupying an apart- i mcnt on Rocr.ovclt s'rect awakened from a i nap to find the houre en fire. They climbed | through R window and down au air shaft , ! where they were found after the fire was isubduoJ. they were terribly burned , end the old m n dim ] the hoopltal scrti afterward. i COl'DERSPOUT. Pa. . Oct. 17Distruc - I live fires are raging In this rectlon. Nelson Run teven miles from Austin , Pa. , in tbo Quod ) car district , was burned jcs'trday , I with a heavy low In logs and bark. About twenty camps were burned , the occupantH liming barely time to escape with the-lr stock , leaving alt hoimehold goods and workIng - , Ing outfits behind. There arc other lire * I which , unless checked by ralo , will soon j cause additional lose , j MOIIInviv : VISITS THIS UU'.VI.ITY. ( iroiinil ltiMM-l > I-N ii Crni-roux Contrl- Inilloii of Molxtnri' . Hour. llru. Hour. The sun received a complete shut out yesterday. The day opened with rain and cleisfd with clouds. The total precipitation yesterday was .27 of an Inch. IHJATII m fll.Vltt.KS A. IIAXA. I'liltiiiMlt \ < -\v York .loiirniillNt I'IINNCN \\vny nt tinAm - nr 7S. NEW YORK , Oct. 17. Charles A. Darin died at 1:20 : this aftornocci at his home lu Glcncovc. Mr , liana's death had boon expected for sover.il hours and his family and physi cians were at his bedside when the end came. His condition had been such for sev eral months th.it the tucmbevs of his fam ily had kept themselves In constant readi ness to go to his bedsde ! nt any moment. On Saturday morning he had a relapse and It was apparent that recovery was Impos sible. Several times , however , ho rail oil. but toward night began lo sink. During the night there were feeble rallies , but they did not last ! ng. 'this morning It was teen that the end was but a few hours off and his attendants remained almost con- Etnntly at his bedside. The end came quietly. The extreme holt of Saturday and Fri day had imu.li to do with hastening death. On Friday Mr. Dana showed signs of dis tress and everything possible waa done to relieve him. Ho luid been weakened by his long Illness- and during the summer was several times thought to bo on the verge of u fatal collapse , but rallied. Ho did not Improve much with the cooler wcsthcr and the sinking spoils became moro frequent. On Friday Mr. Dana was able to take j only the slightest nourishment and this ; condition continued. Paul Dana and hU sisters tors , Mrt > . Draper. Mrs. Underbill and Mrs. | Dtanan wno at his home on' Saturday ! morning and wore wJnwl to remain there. They were at the be-dnlde when death C'line. The cause of Mr. Dana's death was cir rhosis of the liver. On June ! l he was at his olllce , apparently strong and healthy. The next day ho was taken 111 and he never afterward visited New York. He was 7S years old. Preparations for the burial have not yet been completed. Chark'u Andorsoi Dana was born nt Hlnydalo , N , 11 , August S , isin. He en- , ti-reu Harvard c'c-ile-t-c In 1VP.H , but remained I thrrp only t\\o vi-ara In 1SI2 he bcame a member of the Itrnok Farm community In ' Rc/xbtiry , Ma'--- ' . , nnd remained there till i 1SI-I. During- the throe following years be- rdltc.l. In ronncctlcn with rsc-orB" Ripli-y. : I'.irkiGoodwin nnd John S. Dwlsht , tin- Harbinger , n wn-kly journal devoted lo I snoliii lefi'i-m miii , ; cir-nil | literature. In I isi ? be ln'came connected with the New I York Tribune n"ilviiq Cm- four or llvo yeiirrt the managing- tor , iviniiliin tti-re until the cpiingof 1S.12. In lS"i he pro- k-teil Apple-Urn's "Ameilian Cyclf psdla" ! InIxtion vi.umcsi and In conjunction with ( eorffo Rlpiey was itc responsible editor until Its completion In isra , tind lie was also editor cf tbo re-vLood edition brought out frciM 1K73 to 1S77. "The Hmisphold Hook nf Poetry" was compiled nnd publis-'noil by him in IfciS and revised nnd enlarjie-d ' " lsi > 2- From 1S02 to UuTi he was in the government service , during the last two years us a - slstant secretary of war under Abraham Tnesln. ! About the boglnnlnc : of ISliC he became editor of the Chicago Hvpubllcan. n dally puhllslif-d In Chicago. In 1SGS he bo- cnmo editor and clilof prcprletor of the Sun _ , unpolitical ami literary dally of Now Mr. Dniia wan a man of ptrons character and robust constitution. As a newspaper man he often allowed hi ; ? personal dislikes to woik Injury lo his llnaneial Interests. His- loll cf Cleveland In ISi'l , wlKn he came out ] In that absurd campaign for lien llutler , con the Sun a goodly portion of Its circula tion , especially In the south , where Duller was most cordially bated. His dubblnr ; Cleveland as tlio "Stuffed Prophet" Is said to have caused the ox-preclilfnt to pnnrl and mar more than any epithet that wns ! : ever applied to him. Mr. Dana wa rf- I luctunt to adopt the "blanket sheet" form ! for the Sun and Mien only uniirr protest. ; At the present time- the editorial page of the piper is set by hand compositors. He- was the hist of that dlKtli-cuIsbPd cotcrli- of editor.Greclsy , Wood , Rip' ' < y , Hnvm ml , ( U.rtlon Dennett the llrst nnd McCuiiiKb. : Now that he IP dead , the future of his paper Is problematlual. I'TXICItAI , OK HK.VATOIl PADDOCK. SiTvliM-N Wlll IIIIllIll n ( llrn trier Tomorrow Aftrriiiion. HEATRICE. Neb. , Oct. 17. ( Special Tele gram. ) Senator Paddock's death was a great and sudden shock to the pen- pic of Hcatrlcc , fenof whom knew of his serious condition. Nor was It thought by the physicians and his fam ily that death would como so soon. That his health was falling was manifest when ho last returned from the east In May. He gradually grew worse , but as ho took daily drives over the city until Saturday , his con dition was not generally considered alarm- Ing. He continued to the day of his devilh to care for business matters and In planning for the future , and hla never fallHg generos ity was Shown In his constant cas for ( lie welfare of others. Ho never tired of pirlur ing the revival of good times , which IIP as serted , was returning for all. His life In surance , amounting to $30X)0. ( ) was all In the -Mutual Life of New York. The funeral will bo held nt the Paddork hotel , whc-ro the family now roM-los. at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The emalnH will bo taken to Omaha Wednesday morning for burial by tlio Hide of Major J. W. Paddock. Mrs. O. J. Colmun and Mr. Fran't ' Pad lock , tin daughter and KOII , who rft.iid" In Chicago , will arrive tomorrow. Moro than a scorn of telegrams have been received by the fam ily today , hearing messages of love and ex pressions of sorrow. nrmiAvr is IIIUAKInoxv.v. . \ irviof MlnnliWIIIIiuiiN' Mnrili-ri-r IN Piillliii : Him. SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 17. Theodore Durrani , the convicted murderer of Minnie Williams and Hlanclie Lamont. whoso fate depends upon the action nf the supreme court of the United States. Is reported to be breaking down. Within the past few days ho bos betrayed signs of nervousness and Irritability and evtci the vUlts of his parentft , to which he formerly looked for ward to with almost childlike eagerness , have been received with an Indifference which Knocked his visitors. It Is the Im pression of the Jail officials that ho will col lapse completely If the decision of the supreme premo court should prove averse to him. AVoiiinn Siilt'rnirlNtN to Mi-cl. CHICAGO , Oct. 17. The National Ameri can Woman's Suffr igc association will hold n conference In Chicago Friday and ftatur- iluy , November 1 ! ) and 20 next , at AKdncla- tlon hall , l."i La Sallo street There will bo both ilav and evening sec lons. Bus-in H. i Anthony and Mrs. Carrie Chapman < 'att of ' New York , Ri-v. Anna Shaw. Philadelphia ; Mary C ! . Iluv of C.illfornli. Mrs. .Iiilla Mills Dunn , prc'Mld'-nt of tbo Illinois Equal Huf- frago aHHoclatlon , and others will Hpt-ak. IMMV Slorm In Colorado * DENVER. Colo. Oct. 17-A cjieeliil to the Diirmb'.lcun from Cre-sti-d Dutte. Cole . Haye : A snow storm struck this locality thirtv-Hlx hours ace whli-h has broken nil record * hero for thl time of year. In ad dition to thirty-fix bourn1 eontlriuoun fall , It IH xtlll snovtlnn. with no Indication whnt- evi r of u let-up. [ < M | > - < if u Sulohli * IN l-'oiiinl. KLOIN. III. , Oct. 17Thebody of Albert Hummer * , an ofllclal of the Modern Wood men , who disappeared three weelcH ago , and for whom all " \Voodmon camps had been searching , was found today In an aban doned mill a fd v mllca north ol here , He had taUea bis life , ' > GERALDINE'S ' GENIUS Specialties of the Exposition's Superintend" ont of Construction Exposed. TURNS HIS POSITION TO GOOD ACCOUNT Opens Bids in Private nml Lots Contract ? ; < | Just os Ho Likes. DELIBERATELY SUPPRESSES INFORMATION Misleads His Immediate Superior Regarding tbo Cinch Resignation. LIES ABOUT THE \VHEREAB \ ) UTS OF TAMM 'IVllM ( die Stt > r > - < < > tin * ( ' 111111111 ( too anil N Alllilnvlt In A not In-r mid TIIin in SliiiUM NoKhrr IN True1. , The danger of having a innn In n respon sible position with the exposition who IB there for thu purpose of lurtlu < rliiK hla own ends IB iMpldly becoming apparent to the most casual observer. 'I'hat such a man la now connected with the Trarsmlsslaslppl Imposition there IB but llttlo doubt , anil that man Is Dlcn ( icraldlne. Tlicru la ill- rcct proof that ho Is using hla connec tion with tho' exposition for the purpose of paying oiT old obligations and taking " every advantage of 'the situation. It Is the practice In > .ill public work and In almost every kind of private work to have the architects open the bids for con struction. This la done on the theory that the architect Is the man who Knows moro about this matter thin any other and he should pass upon the bids , lint this sort of practice did net meal wUh the approval of the ? f > 00-n-month man finm Chicago and ho arrogated to himself the right to open bills and , for a tl'no , assumed to han dle them to milt himself. When bids were fln > t received Guraldlno would take them Into the remote precincts of his Inner sanctum , whore no person ( lured Intrude , ami there he would rpen the bids and make the tabulation to mil himself. Evidence that there was a reason back of this secret manipulation of blda may bo found without much dllllculty. Ocraldlno's arbitrary methods of lrndllng blda caused ti gio.it uproar iiijiong tbo lil.Ulers and a storm of protest went up. The executive committee limilly took c.gnl/.anco of the matter and ordered Gcraldliic to open the blila In the presence of the bidders and ol the executive committee. RELATIONS TO SMITH & . KASTMAN. A report of the Ilradstrcct commercial agency for Juno C , 18UG , contains the follow ing paragraph : The Gates Iron Works Company n few days ago Hied a bill In the circuit court against Smith Eastman to enjoin the commissioners of the snnltnry dls'trict from paying JIM.OOO due on contract for work on section II of the Chicago draltiago canal. This suit Is based on a clulm of $ jCjO for miiuiilnery. The plaintiffs assert that the niuclilnery In question was ordered by Dion Gcraldine as agent for Smith & Eastman , mid the'court Is asked to hold that the de fendant should pay his claim. It IB thought that this suit will be nralcably adjusted. For the ( Icrendiint. Smith. It Is Bald Hint he la not directly responsible for the bill and that Dion Gcraldlnc had no relation to him In a business \vuy except as a sub-poiistrnctor for a part of the work. T.ils Geraldlno failed , and there are , U Is said , n number of claims against him which cannot bo col lected , and tbat he is Indebted for advances mailn by Smith , and that the latter seized the machinery In satisfne Ion of Geruldlne's debt to him. The llrm of Smith & Eastman mentioned In this report Is the ftrmi which lias already secured the staff contracts on the Manufac tures , Machinery , Mine. " and Agriculture buildings , and was the rrily bidder on the Art building. In other words , the firm to which Dion Gcraldine stands indebted for large sum * has secure' ! the contracts on the four largest buildings on the exposition rjrounds and is the only bidder on the only remaining building of any considerable size. Leon lionet secured the contract for the Ad ministration building , a small job , and John L. Nelson & IJrotlicr of Chicago bccural the contract for the other email building , the Liberal Arts building. PERVERSION OF FACTS. It Is In his ability to pervert facts , how ever , that Geraldlno Htands pre-eminent. Convincing proof of one o ( his very slight efforts In this direction la to be found la the testimony given at the recent Investiga tion of the charges preferred against him. 'fills was In connection with the charge that the ground plan of the bluff tract had been ohnngcd by Gerald'eio without the knowledge of the executive committee , In reply to tlila charge Gcraldine made the following state ment : "Tho supplementary pUn of the bluff tract , drawn by Mr. Ulrleh , was designed at a time when moro money was expected for landscape work than la nc\v In Bight , and as a measure of cconmy 1 have been obliged to modify hla plans with the full consent of Mr. Klrkcndall , 'also Mr. Wattles while he filled Mr. Klrkondall's rlaco. end the super vising architects have approved the change. ! suggested. When they are completed thuy will bo presented for the approval of the ex ecutive committee. " A llttlo further along In hla verbose ex planation of this matter Mr , Geraldlno cild : "Mr. Ulrleh regretted that he camt hero and Intimated hla dctilicto withdraw. Finally , August 7 , he wrr.to to me liU final resignation , which IK hereto attached. I did not make this public , knowing that the with drawal of a man like Mr. Ulrleh would" hurt the exposition. " The exposition records KIOW | that at the meeting of tlio executive committee held September 28 a motion by Mr , Roacwatcr wan adopted , providing that Mr. Ulrleh should be recalled , lo Htav uh long as might bo necessary. Mr. Klrki-mhill WOH present and voted for thU rev.ilutlon , raying nothing whatever about Ulrleh having resigned , At a meeting of the r.xcuiitivo committee held Immediately after the .nviallKatlm of Gcr aldine Mr. Klrkcndall W B shown theprirj'cd statement of Oeraldlnc t quoted heretofore and expressed surprise at the statement therein regarding Ulrleh. Ho mid he knexy nothing whatever about the matter and had never heard of Ulrleh resigning , Mr , Klrk- ondill also said he had never glvrn Gerald- trie any authority whatever to make any rhungt's In the plan of the bluff tract and said lie dtd not know that any change } h-i been nude Mr Wattles , .who wan present at this meeting , stated that he had ordered i GcraKmo to stop the grading which.vp ?