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VOL. 37.—N0. 63.
Father Knickerbocker Has
Got Over the Bulks.
Disappointment Over the
World's Fair Forgotten.
The Empire .State Will Be Well Rep-
resented at Chicago.
A Columbian Exposition Hanqiiot at
Delumnlco'g Speeches by Hon.
Chauncoy M. Oepevr anil
Uther Orators.
Associated Press i> - witches.
Nkw York, Dec. 21. —Delmonieo's bin
banquet hall has had no more diltin
guished or representative gathering thin
season than thitt which assembled to
night lo participate in a dinner given
by the New York state commissioners
of the world's Columbian exposition,
Depew, Thatcher and Allen. The feasl
was given to consider the Empire state't
interests and duty iv connection with
the great event. There wai a host ol
distinguished men present, inciudinj:
all the principal officers of the exposi
tiou, and prominent representative! ol
the commercial, professional, literary
and political circles of the country.
Among those who sent regrets were
Secretary Tracy, ex President Cleve
land, Vice President Morton, Mayor
Grant and Lyman J. Gage of Chicago,
who is very ill in his apartments at his
The immense white and gold banquet
hall was hung with the national colors
and banners aud there was a lavish dis
play of flowers). The clock tolled the
hour of 10 before the good things oi the
banquet were fully discussed and the
company was ready for speeches. Mr.
Depew then arose, and was welcomed
by a generous outburst of applause.
Mr. Depew said, in part: "The
Columbia exposition comes at a most
opportune time. The unprecedented
crops this year and the equally unprece
dented demand for our food products
abro.id, will give us for twelve months
an exhilerating period of prosperity.
In the ordinary course of financial ex
perience, overconrideuce, with probably
different relations in another year be
tweeu the farm aud tho markets of the
world, would be followed by collapse.
Bat this great industrial exhibition at
Chicago will take up the frayt; 1 threads
of opportunity, too lavishly employed,
and weave them into new cables to
draw the car of American progress;
sneus aa a nation from the danger
which might threaten, and crystallize
into pjrin.tnency thousands of enter
prises which otherwise would fail from
lack of confidence or capital.
" Toe oitlaens of Ohicagoaretobe com
plimented aud congratulated noon the
courage and forethought which have
characterised their local preparations
for this grand event. They nave already
expended $10,000,001) of their own
money and their patriotism and re
sources are not yet exhausted; but the
expense of this national enterprise
should not be wholly borne by the lo
cality where congress hai plaeod it.
The nation should do its part to second
the efforts of the citizens of Chicago to
iiave the exposition surpats any yet
held in any country."
Speaking of New York, Mr. Depew
said it is an insult to the intelligence of
the state to ask what should be New
Yoik's place in this grand exhibition.
Speaking [or the people ot New York, tie
would Hay to the country: "New York
will bo at the Columbian exposition ami
she will be there in the full grandeur oi
her strength andjdevelopment.''
Sneaking of the magnitude of the
great exposition, Mr. Depew said it is
certain that in the magnitude of its
location, its architecture and its strik
ing and euduring features will make the
American city iv which it is held rank
among the first cities in the world after
an existence of ouly fifty years. The
exposition commemorates the discovery
of* continent which has become the
home of people of every race ; a discov
ery which has accomplished more for
humanity, iv its material, intellectual
and spiritual effects, than all the other
events since the advent of Christ.
Mr. Palmer, president of the national
commission, said the charge had been
made that partisan politics has had
something to do with the management
of the exposition. To him the charge
seemed without tho slightest founda
tion. He called attention to the fact
that the principal ollices of both the
commission and the local directory were
divided between Democrats nnd Repub
licans, and said he believed each of
those gentlemen would consider him
self dishonored if he lent I : " > and
did not oppose on any and al ons
the slighest tendency to . san
discrimination. The crea: so
large a board of lady managers and
be was glad to say that the boa 1 w mid
much have preferred the name of
"woman" to that o' "lady", v the
cause of some nu 'erse comment.
The course of that b< ~ • !>• • had
justified the action i ou.
It was the tirst tlmi i ent
had in such way ) ign an.
It had dignified won in; it bai yen
weight to her opinion ; it bad opened
new avenues to her efforts. I' those
who believe in more varied and
better wages for women, n bo apu i < .ate
iier artistic taste, wl > bali oro
woman is dignified tbe gi as
surance of worthy ions en the
republic, the action oithi' ii ion
needed no defense.
Mr. Palmer spoke at l( . | in
terest taken in tbe fair; I Ita im
portance in many ways and aaid: "I
have never teltadoubt of tbe > i.solute
and entire success of Ibe I ' any
more than I have , ow of
Niagara, or the cohtinuance of tho at
President W. T. lUk.jr, tf the Chi
cago local directory, ! • ppy
to see almost every I . c of bitte nees
over the loss of the fair to New York
had disappeared. lb- i the
details of the vast under: I said
it ia estimated the cost oi the fair will
be $15,117,500, exeln • it of
administration, wbVh ia . dat
$2,770,000 up to the opening of the ex
John Boyd Thatcher, one of New
York's commissioners;, said tiie New
Yorkers did not deny their disappoint
ment when the world's fair "winged a
westward flight, hut there is no ill-feel
ing now. Chicago deserves our support.
To raise $10,000,600 for a sentimental
purpose is a task which any metropolis
might approach with hesitation. Chi
cago has accomplished this in a few
short weeks. Our blood runs faster as
we recognise this magnificent courage,
and wo would share in her labor that
we may justly share in her glory."
Director General Davis, of the exposi
tion, laid, in part: "The exposition is
not only going to draw the sister nations
of the earth nearer together; but it will
cement tho states oi the union so
closely that hereafter there will be no
north, no south ; no east, no west; no
black, no white; no German, no Irish;
hut one cemented nation under one flag,
and that bearing across its stars and
stripes in letters of light that the na
tions of the world can read: 'l'eace on
earth, good will to men.' To such a con
summation let us unitedly work."
President Smith of the chamber of
commerce of New York said he was a
member of the Merchants' club, tho or
ganization which last week asked the
legislature to appropriate half a million
dollars for the fair, "And," Baid he,
"we argued that the fair was entitled to
the hearty support of New York on the
grounds both of patriotic sentiment nnd
self-interest. Mr. Chairman, let us in
sist that New York state do her whole
duty towards Chicago in this matter."
Urovor Cleveland Improves ths Occasion
by Making a Speech on the Importance
of Ir.htructiug Our Children in the
Principles of Patriotism.
Brooklyn, Dec. 21. —Tbe New Eng
land society of Brooklyn gave a dinner
tonight in the assembly rooms of the
academy of music in commemoration of
the 271 st anniversary of the landing of
| the Pilgrims. Hon. Calvin E. Pratt,
. president, presided. At the conclusion
of the dinner, President Pratt made a
brief address, after which the toasts,
j "President of the United States" and
j "In memory of General Sherman," were
i drank in silence. Just at this moment
■ ex-President Cleveland entered, and was
I greeted with a storm of applause. On
. being introduced, Mr. Cleveland spoke
I as follows:
"The pilgrims and their descendants
! and all who celebrate Forefathers' day,
j will fell in the discharge of their highest
I duty if, yielding to ho temptation of
un-American tendency, they neglect to
teach per.sinteutly that in the early da3'3
there was, and still ought to be, such a
thing ia true aud distinctive American
ism. Thia does not mean that the
spirit of narrowness or proscription
should be encouraged. It does, how
ever, mean insistence that every trans
fer of allegiance from another govern
, meet to our own, should Big
< nify the taking on at tho same
j time of aggressive and affirmative devo-
I tion to the spirit of American institu
! tions. It means tiiat our government is
I not suited to selfish, sordid people, and
' that in their hands it is not safe. This
lis a time when there is a pressing need
I for the earnest enforcement of theee
! truths, and occasions like this cannot be
\ better Improved than by leading us to
I such self-correction as shall fit us to
illustrate and teach the leflaons of true
I Americanism. With such preparation
!as this, leaving ao peace lor the ignoble
thought that our government can, with
out pet version, hold out unequal re
wards and encourage selfish designs, we
shall teach that this heritage of ours i. s
been confided to the patriotic keeping
aud loving care oi true Americanism,
and that this alone can preserve it."
Other speakers wore Gen. Horace
Porter; Hon. Roswell G. Horr and Rev.
Charles 11. Hall.
Tho Bteamer Corona's Hough Voyage
from Sun Otego to 'Frisco.
Sax Fbancibco. Dec. 21. —The steamer
Corona arrived from San Diego and way
porta today. J. 0. Bailey, a cabin pas
senger on the vessel, was washed over
board and drowuod by a wave which
struck the vessel while crossing tho bar.
James Carter, ono of the passengers
ia also miseing and is believed to have
been drowned at the same time. All
the state room doors opening on deck
were closed before the steamer reached
the bar but fouio twenty passengers were
on deck. All of these were drenched,
and several had norrow escapes.
All the staterooms were Hooded. Two
ladies who had opened the doors after
they were closed, were bodily lifted up
and carried out on the deck. Nearly all
the passengers were more or less
drenched. Captain Hall of the Corona
stated that the trip from San Diego waß
the worst he ever experienced. Bailey
was employed by tiie California Im
provement, company in Alameda. Ilia
family is now in San Diego.
A. Carload of Powder for the Cruiser
Ban Francisco*
Ban Josk, Cal., Deo. 21.—A carload of
powder from the Santa Cruz works ar
rived here at the narrow guuge depot
Sunday evening, labelled: "Benicia
arsenal. Army Point. Rush." The
patriotic rail«vay employees were en
thusiastic in the work of rushing, and iv
the shortest possible time it was trans
ferred to the broad guage depot and sent
on its way. It is supposed to be for the
cruiser San Francisco.
Flouring .Villa Burned.
Lodi. Cal., Dec. 21.—The Lodi flour
ing mills, the property of E. 11. Corson
& Co., built of brick, capacity 800 bar
rels per day, burned tonight. The fire
started from a hot box in the dust room
on tho fourth floor. The loss is $15,000,
partly insured.
Reached Tier Destination.
Seattlk, Wash., Dec. 21.—The whale
back steamer C. W. Wetmore arrived at
Everetts, its destination, this evening
in good condition.
Sailor Shields Tells a Sensa
tional Story.
He Was Wofully Maltreated in
Tbe Indemnity Promised Him Is Not
Sufficient Vessels at Sun Krniirlpeo to
Transport 50,000 Troops In Case
of War With Chile-- Kgnu
Again Insulted.
associated Press Dispatches.
San Diego, Cal., Dec. 21.—The Union
tomorrow morning will contain a long j
story related by Patrick Shields, en- I
gineer of tho steamer Keweenaw, just |
arrived from Valparaiso en route from I
New York to San Franoisco, about the I
brutal tteatment he received while
in the Chilean city. He enys
that on October 24th ho got
leave of absence and went ashore
for a short time. On his way back to
the ship a couple of Chilean police
stopped him nnd said a lew words he
did not understand ; they followed him,
arrested him and took him to jail. When
he asked what the charge against him
was ho was simply kicked and cufTcd.
He says: "They took me to a sort of
corral where there were a lot of horses
and put me to work cleaning
the place, shoveling and wheel
ing manure and washing the horses.
Every time I would straighten to rest
my back an officer would strike me with
a heavy stick, or thrust a sword against
my breast, and motion for me to go on
to work. I was knocked down twice
aud late In the afternoon was
so weak from hunger nnd the
blows that I received, that 1
stopped for a moment or two,when they
commenced beating me, aud saying:
'You American; you no good.' They
beat me over the head and back with
clubß, and let tne for dead. About 5
o'clock they again came around, aad
seeing I was able to walk, took me to
the door and told me to go. I started
out to hunt the American
consul, but his office was locked,
and 1 went away upon the side of
a hill and 'ay down on a rock for the
night. I had no money. They had
taken it all, and besides I was afraid of
my life to go through the streets.
Early Tuesday morning I came down to
find the consul. It was a little
after daylight. I Inquired the way.
ami was again insnlted and hustled, off
to tho city prison, and went
through the same beatings and
ill-treatment in the stable yard. I made
efforts to escape, but was overtaken and
cruelly beaten, and for days vomited
blood. I frequently asked for the priv
ilege of communicating with the consul,
but was refused every time. Finally I
escaped aud sought the protection of
the consul, who had me taken on board
the Baltimore and put under the sur
geon's care."
Mr. Stiielda exhibited several ugly
scars on the head from his wounds,
among which are two long, ugly looking
jagged red lines on the forehead and one
over eaeii eye. He is still under the
physician's care. One ol the passen
gers, Sir. Edmundson, an Eng
lishman, says the Chileans spit
iv the Americans' faces, and i
the latter do not resent, because they
know they would be overpowered by
mobs and probably would be killed.
Feeling runs high, and war is eagerly
expected and wished for by the Ameri
can residents.
The contiul at Valparaiso inter
ceded for him, and a promise was given
by til*-? Chilean officials that indemnity
would be forwarded to San Diego for
Shields, but nothing has arrived. The
officers of the Keweenaw say that feel
ing among the petty officials and people
of Chile is bitter, but they relate no
new out rages.
The Keweenaw leit for San Francisco
this evening.
A l.argre Fleet of Transports at Uncle
Ham's Olspoial.
Bam FeanOISCO, Dec. 21. —Among the
naval official! who discuss the Chilean
situation the impression prevails that
San Francisoo would he the naval ren
dezvous for tiie United States in event
of war. The reason for this belief is
that Mare Island, in close proximity to
San Francisco, is the only navy yard of
the United States on the Pacific coast,
and there is no dry dock ou Ihe whole
western coast, south of San Francisco,
capable of Boating a ship of more than
3000 tons burden.
Intcviews with prominent ship own
ers show that in the event ot war with
Chile, there aye a good many vessels on
the Pacific coast that could be converted
into troop ships or transports. Captain
Qoodall, of the well known firm of
tloodall, Perkins & Co., the agents of
the Pacific Coast Steamship company,
the Union Pacific's line of steam
ers and other vessels, says:
"The government already has
tlie measurements antl bll other neces
sary data concerning our vassels, and
plana were long ago made for the con
version of our steamers into troop shins
whenever this might be necessary, in
three days' time our firm could furnish
transportation for 10,000 men. We could
put, into readiness within that time the
steamers Santa Rosa, Queen and City
of Pueblo, of the Pacific Coast Steam
ship line, and each vessel would accom
modate. 2000 men with accoutrements
nnd necessary munitions of war. The
steamer George W. Ellier, of the Union
Pacific line, would carry 1500 men. The
steamer Al Xi, now in the Alaskan
trade, and which was chartered by the
go vernment as a transport for the rev
enue cutters during the past season
in Bering sea could be docked here,
inside of a month, ready for 1200 men.
The steamers San Mateo and Costa Itica,
owned by the Pacific Improvement com
pany, would carry 3000 and 2000 men
respectively. There are several other
Vessels that might be named, and 1 am
satisfied that within a week the ship
owners of this coast <-.)tild have trans
portation ready for 60,000 men."
General Agent Center of the Pacific
Mail .Steamship company, said: '"The!
Pacific Mail steamers on this coast are
Dine in number, all first-class vessels.
They are the City of Sydney, City of
New York, San Bias, City of Pekin," San
Jose, Han Juan. City of Rio Janeiro,
Acapalco and Colima. All these ves
sels could be made available for cruisers
jif necessary, merely by strengthening
the decks for guns. This could he done
In a few days. They are all engaged in
I the passenger traffic, but I believe four
or live of them could be brought to
gether bore inside of two weeks."
John D. Spreckels, of the Oceanic line
says: "We bdtve four steamers, the
Australia, Zealandia, Mariposa and Ala
meda which could be converted into
armed transports in a short time. The
Zealundia is now in port, and could be
fitted up in ten hours. Upon a pinch I
could furnish any two of the other three
boats within twenly-one days' time.
Each boat will carry unward of 2000
men, with munitions of war. The Mar-
Iposa and Alameda are capable of mak
ing over seventeen knots an hour, and
when armed, could do good service as
cruisers. The Zealandia and Australia
j make between fourteen and fifteen
| "The government," continued Mr.
Bprecklea. "has made an offer for the
tugboat Fearless, which we r.ro having
built at the Union Iron works, and
which, when completed, will be the
[ largest vessel of the kind in the world.
Admiral Drown and other naval officers
have inspected the tug and found she
could be fitted up as a torpedo boat with
two live-inch ritles, four or five sixty
pound guns, a secondary battery and
four torpedo tubes. The Fearless will
be completed in about two weeks. She
could make over sixteen knots un hour,
and her coal-carrying capacity would al
low her to go fifty days at an ns-erage
speed of ten knots an hour. I have
named my price for the boat, but I am
Dot al liberty to say what the figure is."
The naval officers say there are at
Mare island sufficient smoothbore guns I
and rilles made from smoothbores to
arm these steamers as transports ; but if
the vessels were fitted out, for cruisers
smoothbore guns would not be desirable,
The work of strengthening and equip
ping the vessels could be carried on with
The Union Iron works has received no
information from Washington regarding
the armor plates for the coast defense
vessel Monterey, but if the plates were
at hand the Monterey could be gotten
ready for service in six weeks.
His Reitdenoe Still Watched—.\u At
tempt to Arrest His Son.
NewYobl, Deo. 21.—The Herald's
Valparaiso correspondent says: Minis
ter Eaan today officially requested the
Argentine minister, Sefior Orribnru, to
note the presence of Chilean police
agents in the' immediate vicinity of tho
American legation, and who "also at
tempted the arrest .Saturday night of
Fiank Kgan, the minister's son. sefior
TJrribttru, iv his diplomatic capacity,
will call a meeting of the foreign minis
ters for the purpose of calling the atten
tion of the Chilean government to
the action of the municipal authorities
in maintaining police surveillai.ee: over
the American legation.
An additional insult was offered the
American minister yesterday in the case
of one of the refugees who applied for
release upon furnishing bonds, as re
cently granted Balmaceda'a minister of
war, Valaiqaes, Tbe government re
plied that the refugee must first leave
the American legation, surrender him
self lo the Chilean authorities, and sub
mit to imprisonment.
A large Are last night in Santiago did
damage to the extent of ROO.OOO pesos.
Several Bremen were injured.
An earthquake shock was felt today
at Eos Andes and I.imaiehe.
Ex-Senator Fair Thinks Englishmen
Caused tho Chilean Trouble.
Chicago, Dec. 21.—Ex-Senator Fair
registered at the Grand Pacific yester
day. Referring to the warlike dis
patches from Valparaiso, the eenator
said he believed the English were re
sponsible. He thought they did not
wish to go so far as to actually embroil
Chile with the United States", but by
constantly keeping the subject in hand,
to embitter the Chileans to such a de
gree that they would not trade with the
Americans, "and co the English will
sell more goods," said he.
Referring to the reported railroad ex
tensions on the Pacific coast, Senator
Fair said : "There is a road being built
north from Beekwith pass which will
find a terminus upon either the Ala
meda or marine shore of the bay of San
Francisco, which will be opposition to
the Southern Pacific."
The State aud Navy Departments Keep
Mum About Chile.
Washington, Dec. 21.—The officials at
the state and navy departments observed
studied reticence today about Chilean
affairs. It is learned, however, that no
communications were received fiom
(/bile by either department since Thurs
day last, when the secretary of state re
ceived a long message from Minister
Egan. While no positive information
can be obtained as to the character of
the message, it is said to have reference
to tho refugees. It is understood that
no action will be taken by this govern
ment until officially advised by the
Chilean authorities as to the result of
the investigation into the killing of
sailors of the Baltimore.
The U. S. 6. Boston left Montevideo
the 11th inst., and will reach Valparaiso
iv a day or two.
Burglars Given a Warm Reception at
Santa Aua.
Santa Ana, Dec. 21. —Two Mexicans
attempted to enter an old Mexican's
house early Sunday, with the supposed
purpose of robbery, but were met by the
old man with a club, and both were so
badly stunned thai they have not yet
entirely recovered. They are now in
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