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f* LXVII N° 22,371. To . morrow .^^ _ th NEW- YORK. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1908. -SIXTEEN TAGES.—nSKSE'ZSiZ* HRE ROUTS JUDGES. STIRS IP BROOKLYN. County Court House Blaze Ties Up Traffic in Street. Damage estimated by city- engineers at ?70.000 was done yesterday afternoon by a fire that broke out in the loft above the Supreme Court 'tistJces' chambers in the County Court house. Brooklyn. From 11."' to S.:>ii engines remained at the scene, and all through the rush hours traffic was bad l^* demoralized. The courthouse ftar.ds facing Fulton street, the main line of f-aSc. and its rear is in Livingston street, v.hioh is the relief channel through which many of the car? that used to run along Fulton street x^w operate. Livingston street was com * It-rely blocked from 4:13 to f>:4r>. •j-j, e fire was discovered by Justice Maddux, of the Supreme Court, and his attendant, Henry M BuniP- Justice Maddox was busy at his gpsk when fee heard a cracking noise in the overhead. He called Burtis's attention to it- The iatter discovered a ring of fire about the top of the chandelier. He ran out Into the 101 l 2" d told -- J. TorJne >"' Justice Carr's at ic-dar.t. Tormey telephoned to Fire Head- Quarters. while Pailaa ran upstairs to warn -*ope on the third, floor. These included the , aTi ;;v nf James Doner, the janitor, who lives b the front of the building. The garret where the fire started is on the third Door of the structure, in the addition on Livingston street, which was put up in 1597 at a cost of £120.000. Between it and the main buf.dir.g there is a thick brick wall, which is rut throuph only at the corridors. On the third floor, besides the frarret, there was a Jury room ■n-fcere a Jury, sent out by Judge Fawcett, of tjie County Court, had been sitting from 1 to I o'clork. considering: a case of arson. It found the prisoners . My of attempted arson in the frst desree. Der^ty Fire Commissioner Wise came from Fire Headquarters with the engine? at the first 22am and immediately a third was turned in. Ten minutes after the blaze started fire was fcorsting through the roof of the building and ... •--.•• garret. The firemen turned a. stream cf ■ ••■!■ on the Hall of Records. It was feared for a time that the Municipal Build lag va^ the Polytechnic Institute buildings, on ether side of the courthouse might be turned, but the firemen kept the flames con ned. Meanwhile all was excitement inside th« courthouse. The courts', with one exception, had j-j^ adjourned, but the judges? and the court officials, clerks and women stenographers, to other with lawyers and others, were still in tfc? building. Many persons -were drawn into ♦he place, also, by the arrival of the first en rmes. sad the firemen had trouble getting around. Fire Chief Lally and Deputy Fire Chief Duffy directed the efforts of the men. who carried their lines right up to the blaze on the third Soor. Superintendent Lawrence pot his sea to work as soon as possible taking down the pictures in the chambers and in Part V of tie Supreme Court, across the corridor, and also 00 the second floor of the building. The court attendants grabbed up all the papers that they csuld £sd and conveyed them to safety, and tie salvage corps arrived in time to cover the judges' det-ks. Law books and reports valued c: $4.00"} had to be left behind, however. Good work was done by Patrolmen Ellis and o'Brten. detailed to court work from the ISIM -recir.ct. They buried themselves saving the fourteen oil portraits of former Justices of the Supreme Court. They had no ladders, but man aged to pull down eight bpfore the ceiling above thf'x fceifis began to melt and the firemen drove then out. As it was, most of the pictures were removed uninjured. The lay hero of the fire was a tramp — "re of the perscr.E who had rushed into the building when the engines arrived. He assisted the sal vage corps and the court attendants and even helped the firemen with their hose, until he was ir.uSdy from head to foot and drenched to the ekin. Justice Kelly was nearly * drowned out in the rooni of the Special Term for motion?, en the fround floor, where he was holding court, when the water started to come down. He beat a hasty retreat. His room and the room of the Special Term for trials, across the hall on the grennd flonr, were soon ponds. . Few records were burned or Injured. Some eld ssjers were in the garret, but they are con sidered to be worthless. No one was injured e«r!ously £t the blaze. James Prendergast, a fireisan, living at No. 440 Pulaski street, ana cut about the hands by glass, but after he had t*ea patched up by Dr. McCrea, of the Long Island College Hospital, he went home» Bor t>zsh President Ccier and a number of the bor aagh ofSclals from the Borough Hall, diagonally tcroES the end of Joralemon street from the caeatj courthouse, went through the building i&er the fire- with Superintendent Lawrence. •» was a bad ire." raid Mr. <■;•!■. #< but I hope to get something good out of it for Brook lyn. We think that it was caused by defective insulation of electric wires. The damage •one is estimated by my engineers at F75.000. To-morrow I intend to call the judges together c-23 propose to them that while we are repair is^ the extension we renovate the whole struct ure ami add a 6tor> or two. so as to give the eos-s proper room. The building is fifty years <3A and badly in need of repair. It is too small icr the requirements, and a bill is now before the Legislature to have the entire structure re served for the Supreme Court." 3ULLIOSS TO CHARITIES. Mrs. Rylands Bequeaths Large Sums to English Institutions. London. Feb. 14. — The will of Mrs. Rylands, *;d«w cf John Rylands. of the Manchester cot lotj£m, bequeaths J2.365.000 to various chari " irduding 51,000.000 to the John Rylunds Library, at Manchester, or. which during h'-r Jjftdnie she -i- :.i 57.D0Q.000 in building and •aaJajr. and in purchasing for It the famous *-«rd Crawford and other collections. iJUS(i:s (Alt HITS MAS, Eitel Fricdrich's Auto Seriously Injure* Bicycle Rider. Berlin,-. Feb. 14.— Prince Eitel Friedrich. who "*« Just returned to Berlin from Lisbon, while fcujlug in a motor car to-day had the mi£ •"•taae to run down and seriously, injure a *>lc?tl& rider. The motor car. in which the rricce was driving from Potsdam, ran into the »nac, who was i. .ing in the opposite direction. isan is suffering from broken limbs and «>acufF«on of th«i l>ruin. Prince Eitcl Friedrich *-ted the injured man into the motor car, and c urltd him quickly to a hospital. CHEAT BEAR SPRING WAI £"- SALE OK CITY. BONDS .YESTERDAY IN THE OFFICE OF CONTROLLER METZ. TO PAY FOR ORIENTAL BASK DEAL XOW ASSURED U. S. Mortgage and Trust Co. Will Satisfy All Depositors. The United States Mortgage and Trust Com pany, at No. 55 Cedar street, will take over the assets of the suspended Oriental Bank in the near future, it is expected, and proceed to liqui date the bank. Negotiations have been pending between the directors of the two institutions for several days, as announced exclusively in The Tribune last Wednesday. As the bank is now in the hands of the State Banking Department, the consent of Superintendent Williams will be necessary before the plan can be carried out. This plan means that ail Oriental depositors who po desire will be paid at once. The liqui dating agert will receive a fee of approximately (200.6001 it la understood, and interest on the money employed in paying off depositors. After the depositors are paid and the expenses of liquidating met there will be a balance for the stockholders sufficient, It is believed, to give the stock a book value of at least £200 a share. Its estimated value on December 31 last was §207 a share. The mala tar.king h^use of the Oriental, at Broadway and John street, will be given up and tLe building leased. The branch at the Bowery and <Jrand street will be continued a? a branch of the trust company. As soon as the papers are signed the entire assets of the Oriental will be removed to the Cedar street office of the trust company. Though the deposits of the Oriental amounted to (4,465,53735 when the bank suspended, on January 29. it is not expected that much more than 50 per cent will be withdrawn, as many depositors will merely transfer their accounts to the liquidating agent. Expert public accountants have been at work on the book? of the Oriental for the last two weeks, and by to-night President Hugh Kelly will have a certified record of the exact status of the bank. The report is expected to be de cidedly favorable to the Oriental, and It ie be lieved that the negotiations will be completed and the papers signed early next week. It was rumored yesterday that another large trust company and a large national bank woul£ act in conjunction with the United States Mort gage and Trust Company in liquidating the Oriental. The liquidation of the Oriental will mean the passing of one of the oldest state banking in stitutions in the city. It began business fifty five years ago with a capital of $300,000. After the Seventh National Bank failed, six years ago, a number of its directors bought into the Oriental Bank, and the capital was then raised to $750,000 and the. surplus to a like figure. The main banking office: was transferred to Broad way and John street, the former home of the .".-nth National, and the original home of the Oriental was continued as a branch at Bowery and Grand street. When the Oriental moved its headquarters its deposits were in the neighborhood of (3.080.660. These were steadily increased until In Novem ber of WO* they amounted to nearly (12.000.000 net Soon afterward the Oriental became in volved with the unsuccessful Borough Bank of Brooklyn, which suspended during the panic. The deposits of the Oriental began to fall away rapidly last fall, and in November the bank's president. B. W. Jones, Jr.. retired and was succeeded by Hugh Kelly, who was looked upon as the one director strong enough to pull the In stitution through. The demands of frightened depositors were toe insistent, however, to be successfully met. and on January 20 the bank closed Since 1901 the bank had made profits of over $750,000. of which half v.as paid out in dividends and half was added to surplus. When the lank suspended it had ■ surplus of s<bS. 810 SS. The United States Mortgage and Trust Com pany has a West End branch at Broadway and J3d street and a Harlem branch at 125 th street and Eighth avenue. Its officers are George M. Camming, president: Luther Kountzc, John W. Flatten and Samuel B. Campbell, vice-presi dents; CaJvort Brewer, secretary, and Carl G. Rasmus, treasurer. It has a capital of 5-. 000.000, a surplus of R:sul.r,7tf and deposits pt (20.096.254. ' AMERICAN ROBBED OF $6,000 Charles Hastings, a Mine Owner, Loses Prop erty in Pans. Paris, Feb. 14.-Charles Hastings, an km* ican Sine owner, was robbed here to-night of a nSctbook containing $0,000 by an expert En - S ttfh pickpo< .kK. HAAS'S Restaurant. Park Row Bldg.-i.ona toou. :ui cuisine and service. MuMC.-Auvt. CONTROLS ER METZ. (The etory of the sale will be found on thw fifteenth page.) SHAH ASSASSINATED? A Report from Vienna of Murder of Persian Rider. Vienna, Feb. 14 —A report is in circulation here that the Shah of Persia has be-n assas sinated. No confirmation of the report Is obtainable. Mohammed AH Mirza succeeded his father. Muzeffar-ed-din. as Shah of Persia on the death of the latter, January 9. 1907. He was formally crowned on January 19. He was the fifth of the dynasty of Kajars, which took possession of the crown after a civil war lasting from 1779 to 1734. The best known of the Kajar sovereigns of Persia was Nasr-ed-din. who ruled from 1848 until he was assassinated In ISS6. His son succeeded him. It is -within the power of Persian monarchs to alter the law of succession and leave the crown to any member of the royal family, but preference is „ I * m in». . ' " ' THE FHAH OF TRRfTA. First constitutional ruler of hi 3 country reported assassinated. gpnerally given to a son whose mother was a Kajar princess. Shah Mohammed Ali Mirza, however, was not the son of a Kajar princess. He was born on June 21. 1872. Before he was named as heir to the throne, as eldest eon, he bore the title Etezad-os 6altanel ("the source of the empire's might"). Ho was carefully educated by Persian and European professors, and held a number of Important official posts before his accession to the throne. When named heir-apparent he was made Viceroy of Azerbaijan He was the first monarch of Persia to begin his rule under a constitution. Up to 1906 the government of Persia was like that of Turkey, an absolute monarchy, within the Imlts imposed by the Mahometan religion, but in 1905 the people put forth a demand for representative institutions, and in January, I**>, the Shah announced his consent to the establishment of a National Council. The number of representatives was afterward fixed at 156, and they were elected in October of that year. The Shah signed the Constitution on January 1, 1907, and it was countersigned by his son, who suc ceeded him a few days later. The efforts of the reactionists to nullify the effect of constitutional reforms have caused bitter con tests, some of which were marked by bloodshed, and the recent division of the empire Into English and Russian spheres of influence and Turkish ag gression have not dispelled the hostility between the factions. The son of Shah Mohammed A!l Mlrza is Hus sein Ali Mirza,. The Shah has five brothers and twelve sisters. His fortune la estimated at £2,000,000. mostly In diamonds. Persia has an area of 525,000 square miles and an estimated population of 9,wX»,C00. of whom not more than twelve hundred are Europeans. SCHOONER BURNS AT SEA. i Coamo's Passengers Say Steamer Failed to Stop. San Juan, P. X., Feb. — Passengers arriving here from New York by the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Company's steamer Coamo report that at 4 a. m. on February 11 the Coamo passed a. four masted schooner which was on fire. The steamer, according to the passengers, did not stop to ascertain if assist ance was required. QUICKER SCHEDULE TO FLORIDA tfeaboard Florida Limited, dally Pullman train to qt . n .»iisttne-Pinohiirst-Caindon-Coluraijia. Short eat Florida liuute. OSics UK away.— Advt. LXDICT3IENT FOR SNOW EX-TREASURER MISSISG. Bench Warrant Out for Former Telephone Official. The Kings County grand jury indicted yes terday morning for gnnd larceny Henry Sanger Snow, the recently retired treasurer of the New York and New Jersey Telephone Company. The district attorney issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Mr. Snow left his home on Wednesday noon, according to his daughter, and haa not returned since that time. Acting Captain Kuhne. of the detective bureau at Police Headquarters, has had men watching the Snow home, at No. '2~0 Henry street, ever since 7 o'clock on Thursday eveninar. His men were instructed not to arrest the man unless he attempted to leave the state. Yesterday morning, after the ben< h warrant was Issued, Dt-tectlves Tunny and Clark Bearched the house from cr!!ar to roof, but in vain. No trace of the missing man had been discovered up to a late hour last nipi'.t. Mrs. Snow is prostrated by the shock caused by the revelations made a» to her husband's affair?. The family <ay that they do not know what has become of Mr. Snow. Wh^n captain Kuhne was asked what he would do with Mr. Snow when he c itight him. he said: "We shall treat him the same as any other prisoner that Is brought here on a war rant. We shall tak n his pedigree, photograph and measure him for the police records." It was Captain Kuhne who directed that the bankers indicted several months ago be treated In this manner, and he is sti'.l waiting for the settlement of an order for punishment for con tempt of court brought agafnwt him by Justice Marean. of the Supreme Court, f^>r detaining John Q. Jenkins, jr.. «t headquarters, after he was served with a writ of habeas corpus for the production of Mr. Jenkins in court. BASIS (>F INDICTMENT. The charge in the indictment against Snow is based on evidence that he took $29,000 in bonds of the telephone company and that he de postted them for personal loans and stock mar gins as collateral. District Attorney Clarke, acting on the published reports of the shortage In Mr. Snow's accounts, called President C. N\ Bethell and Alexander Cameron, the company's counsel, before the grand jury yesterday. Mr. Snow's friends have been at work for sev eral weeks, it Ls understood, trying to raise funds to straighten out his difficulties. The bonds which Snow is said to have misappropri ated should have been applied to the company's sinking fund. It has been the custom of the company to purchase nn the market Its own bonds. The Metropolitan Trust Company was trustee of the issue of bonds which included the $29500 worth that Mr. Snow is said" to have taken. This company is* also the trustee of the telephone company's sinking fund. In the ordi nary course of business Mr. Snow after pur chasing the bond? with the telephone company's money would have sent them to the Metropoli tan company. They would then have been re tired. Instend of doing this, it is said, he sent them to other financial institutions and raised personal loans on them. It an believed that the grand jury investiga tion into Mr. Snow's conduct as the treasurer of the telephone company has not yet ended. It will continue, it is said, when the men who are working over the accounts of the company have completed their work and the exact extent of irregularities in the ex-treasurer's accounts is definitely ascertained. Pcnidcn the $29,000 worth of heads for the larceny of which the indictment was returned yesterday ?ome 5145,660 of the telephone com pany's treasury stock is said to have been diverted to the treasurer's personal use. When Mr. Snow's Irregularities were first dis covered th.' c» tnpany informed the corporations. holding the bonds and stock not to sell them. 11 haa now aaked them to save for It any equity would belong to Mr. Snow after such eale SNOW'S DISAPPEARANCE A SURPRISE. The sudden disappearance of Mr Snow, fol lowing his indictment, caused considerable sur prise among his former fellow directors In the telephone company. One of them said yester day that the former treasurer seemed apparent ly entirely unconcerned during a conversation he had with him only two days ago. although both men were aware that Snow's conduct of his Continued on eighth puje. FEBRUARY 22 AT ATLANTIC CITY. Washington's Birthday is on Saturday. Spend thft holiday and Sunday at Atlantic City. Special train la Pennsylvania Railroad, leaves Atlantic City 'for Newark and New York Sunday. February 23. at 1:00 P. ..I Parlor cars and dining car.— Advt. - . - :, - ■■-■-.. THREE HAMLETS RAZED MISSISSIPPI TORS A DO. Reports of Dead in Storm Vary from Sir to Ten. Meridian. Miss., Feb. 14.— Three Mississippi hamlets were demolished by a tornado to-day. Reports of the number killed rarise from six to ten. Mossville. Service and So?o are the towns de stroyed. They are all in Jonea County. .;nd each conpists of a few dwelling. The tornado is re ported to have carried the buildings off the lot 3 on which they stood. Nearby fields were cov ered with Wl«caaaM and trees were littered with household articles. L. S. Morrison, a resident of Mil— Bit, who came here after the storm, said that he was outdoors during the blow and was compelled to grasp a wire fence to keep from being blown away. He said the dead at Mossville are Alec Windham and wife, negroes. Near the town, he paid, a man and wife and two children were killed. The seriously injured at BfoaevMa are J. F. Robinson, manager of the Mossville Mer cantila Company; William Campbell and wife and Minnie Campbell. Near Service one child of Isaac Hoiloway and a negro are reported dead. No rrporis of fatalities have come from Peso. The tornado was accompanied by a torrent of. rain, which caused a sudden rise in the creeks and washed away several bridges. Roaaa have become Impassable in the storm region. Tele graph and telephone Wires, are not working to night. The noon northbound passenger train got a few milea north of Laurel and could not pveeaai because of the wreckage, and returned to Laurel at 2 o'clock. The passengers said they saw ha'; a dozen dead negroes, but could not estimate the probable number killed. TEXAS TOWS SWEPT. Loss of Life in Tyler Tornado May Reach a Do'^cn. Tyler, Tex., Fob. 14. — Tyler was swept by the worst tornado in its history before daylight to day. Coming- from ttie southwest, the storm swept over the main residence quarter of the city, leaving a trail of death and devastation. The known dead in Tyler are C. A. Francis, agent of "The Dallas News,' - and his wife and taby, and a negro. Mose Lee, eighty years old. Francis's body was found a hundred yards from his wrecked home. The body of his child was found In the street. Mrs. Francis was in the wreckage of the building. Six seriously injured persons are reported. They are Irwin Franklin and his wife and four children. One of the children may die. Th« Franklins were caught in the wreckage of their home. It is feared that the death list in Tyler may reach a dozen, and the nunsber of injured will probably aggregate twoscore when reports of the casualties are all received. Twelve bullding3 were wrecked. Wires are down in all directions from Tyler, but report 3 from farmers are that farmhouses all around Tyler were blown down. The tornado swept everything ciean for a distance of five miles. Three miles from town the wind demolished th*> home of Irwin Franklin, severely injuring Franklin and his wife and four children. Th-i tornado tore a path through Tyler one hundred feet wide. Building?, telephone and electric light poles were laid fiat in the storm's path, while great damage was done in other parts of the city. FEAR PITTS BURG FLOOD. Residents Moving from Lozcer Sec tions of the City. Pittsburg. Feb. 14.— Merchants, manufactur ers and residents in the lower sections of PKts burg and its suburb? are putting in a busy night moving merchandise and other Iwluaajaaj beyond the reach of a pueuTMn flood. That a flood is coming was definitely • an nounced by the local weath-r retecMttff to night. The forecast is for a stage exceeding twenty-two feet in the Ohio River by noon to morrow. The danger line In this city is twenty two re*t, but it really requires five feet or more in excess of this to eaaM serious damage be cause of the preparedness of property oWmen at this season of the year. It is still raining, and all depends upon the precipitation during the early morning hours. A great ice gorge in the Allegheny River at Parker, above this city, broke to-night and Is pacing out without causing trouble. There is another great g^rgo below Weat Newton, but this is holding firm to-night, and Its later effect cannot be foretold. At Johnstown rain is fall- Ing in torrents, and the weather bureau haa is sued warning of a serious flood. Heavy rains are falling at other points in the foothills of the mountains. FLOOD BTOP3 DETROIT TRAFFIC. [By Telegraph to The Tribune I Detroit. Feb. 14.— A terrific downpour of rain has flooded the river and much of the city is under water. All streetcar traffic is stopped and unless the conditions are bettered it Is feared some of the bridges may be swept away. FRESHET CONDITIONS UP-STATE. Rochester," Feb. 14.— For the last twenty-four hours Western New York has been in the grip of a rainstorm that has melted the snow si that many Streams are overflowing. Trains In all directions are late, as the rain has been accompanied by thick fog at times. So variable have weather conditions been that In one day rain and fog and frost have been met with. Hear Farmington, N. V.. farmers report that the variable weather has frozen the peach buds- and the outlook for next year la ex ceedingly poor among the peach growers. SEVERE BLIZZARD IN OKLAHOMA. IBy laNSJpasa to Th* Tribunal Guthrie, Okht.. Feb. It— The worst blizzard in years was experienced In Oklahoma to-day, follow ing a fill 111 Si rain of two days. The snow i* from tea to fifteen feet deep in Custer County. a ter rifle wind blew from the north. This afternoon the business men of Thomas formed a rescue commit tee and carried children from the public schools to their parents. SHIP FOUNDERS: TEN DROWN. American Vessel Emily Reed Breaks in Two Off Oregon Coast. \ Portland, Ore.. Feb. U.— The American ship Emily Reed, 113 days out from Newcastle. N. S. W.. for Portland, with coal, went ashore early to-day at the mouth of the Nehalem River, on the Oregon coast, and broke in two. The crew was swept overboard by the seas. Ten seamen were lost, while six were caved. includes the captain and his «tf' PRICE THREE CENTS. CHILI SALUTES FLEET. REVIEW AT VALPARAISO. President Montt Escorts Battleship* to Sea — Scene in Harbor. Valparaiso. Chill. Feb. 14.— American fleet of sixteen battleships, under the command of Rear Admiral Evans, passed Valparaiso tfcia afternoon and com: . Its voyajre perthwarf for Callao. Peru, the next stopping place. II Valparaiso and thousands of persons from every city in Chili witnessed the parsing of the fleet. President Montt and the other high officials of the republic came out from shore tcr (Treet tit© battleships, and almost the entire Chillaji navy exchanged salutes with them as they swans; around Curaumllla Point and into Valparaiso Bay in single file, headed by the Chilian cruiser Chacabuco and five Chilian destroyers. Turning sharp around Caraumilla Point at -:I'J this afternoon, the Chacabuco and the five ChiN , lan destroyers led the Connecticut and her fif teen sister ships into the view of the thousands who had awaited their appearance since lawn. The day was perfect, and the spectacle of the fleet stretched in a paal semicircle, as seen from the high hills around the bay. was mag nificent. President Montt and other Chilian ofSciaE* embarked on The training ship General Baque dano. and took a position well nut In the harbor. Around the Baquedano the fleet swung at a. speed of four knot?, each ship firing a Presi dent's salute as it passed. It was one hour from the time the head cf the fleet •"■■■"■ th» bay until the last vessel had passed the Presi dent's ship and turned toward . the open sea. Then the Baquedano lifted anchor and escorted the fleet well out of the bay on Its way to the north. It was a review such as had never be fore been seen in Valparaiso Bay. and the siaAt will Ions? be remembered by the people of Chill who came to witness it. SHIPS AND CITY DECORATED. The shipping in the harbor and the principal buildings in the city were decorated, the day bing observed as a holiday, in honor of the fleet, On the picturesque, sloping hills, dotted with houses, a profusion of bunting and waving flag* could be seen from the bay. Thousands of per sons from Santiago and other places in the re public had come into Valparaiso, and the roof 3 of the Bolsa Commercial, with it 3 two bus* towers: the custom house, the large warehouse* and other buildings along the circular road skirting the bay front were black with specta tors. The enthusiasm of the Chilians was al 1 most boundless, and they cheered lustily as each battleship of the Baal swept around ■-. review- Ing ship, their sides lined with Jackiea In im maculate white and the bands playing patriotic air?. The noise of the cheering was lost, how ever, in that of the saluting guns from the fort and the fleet. Altogether 1,200 shots were fired. After the fleet had passed to the northward a dinner was served on board Baa General Baque | dano by President Montt in honor of the diplo matic corps and his other guests. Toasts were drunk to President Roosevelt and Admiral Evans and his officers, crews and ships, and all the speeches expressed the wish that the Amer leans might have fair weather and a safe passage to their destination. - . : In the city of Valparaiso to-night celebrations . of every kind are going on, and everywhere may be heard words of praise of Admiral Evans for having honored Valparaiso with a visit. VOYAGE WITHOUT INCIDENT. The pasaas-e of the fieet from Punta Arena* on the Strait of Magellan, whence it sailed al 11 o'clock on the night of February 7. was made to this point without difficulty or Incident. The Chilian cruiser Chacabuco led the fleet from the time it left Punta Arenas until it had passed through the strait and was well out into tha Pacific. Arriving at the entrance of Smyth Channel at 5 o'clock in the afternoon on Feb ruary S. the 1 destroyer flotilla, under Lieutenant Commander Cone, piloted by Lieutenant Rozai., of the Chilian navy, parted company with thi battleships and proceeded through the cha in order to take the Inside course along the coast of Chili. A: I o'clock the same evening the battleship fleet passed the four barren and forbidden rocks, the Evangelists, and was then eafeJy through the strait. Throughout the day of February 8 the wind blew a gale from til* west, and on the night following the passage of the strait the fleet ran into a heavy fog, which continued until February 10. At 4 o'clock on the afternoon of February 11. while off Anoud. the Chacabuco separated from th- fleet and proceeded to Talcahuano. arriving there en February 12. From this point mes sages were transmitted to Valparaiso informing; President Montt of the probable hour of arrival at Valparaiso and expressing- Admiral Bi I •» a desire to have President Montt review the fleet. The Chacabuco then sailed in company with tt» Chilian torpedo boat flotilla, which included the Thomson, the Munoz, the Gamero and* the O'Brien, an.l the transport Casma. and again met the fleet forty-five miles off Carranza. at noon. ADMIRAL'S MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT. The fleet proceeded in division formation until this morning, when it changed into single di» formation, three thousand yards to the star board of the Chilian division. Admiral Evans sent a wireless message to President Montt be fore his arrival at Valparaiso, expressing the pleasure he had in visiting Valparaiso and the great honor which the fleet felt in being re viewed by the President of ChilL At 12:45 o'clock the took position be hind the Chilian division. Arriving off Curau milla Point at 1 o'clock, the ships dressed for review, the Chilian flag having the place of honor. The head of the American fleet Baal abreast of Playancha. at the southern entrance of the harbor, at 2:13 o'clock, and the first salute was fired. Fort Valdivia, on the south side of the bay, and Fort Vergara, on the north sid>, replied. Hundreds of steamboats, tugs, yachts and Other craft, all dressed in honor of the fleet. carried thousands of passengers out from sliore. •A striking piece of landscape decoration was* the forming in gigantic letters of the word WaV come" by several thousand sailors dressed in white lying on the hillside. The beach was bright with the color of the moving thousands. the wharves were crowded, and even the buoys In the bay had venturesome occupants. Never before had such crowds gathered in Valparaiso, and seldom had there been witnessed dueh en thusiasm. At the dinner on board th- Chacabuco to night there was a cordial exchange of toasta between Rear Admiral Simpson, of the Chilian navy, and the United States Minister. John Hicks. In toasting the cruiser Chacabuco Min ister Hicks said: "Here is to the good ship Chacabuco. May she never be caned upon to fight except in the defence of her country anel of human rights. But If she must fight, mar TOUR TO SEE WASHINGTON. Only Jl-.00 or $U. 50 covers necessary experts** ft)» three days. Leaves Thursday, February 3». r« Pennsylvania lUiilrcad. — Advt.