CORVALL GAZETTE. WEEKLY. CWION Batab. Jalr. 1SS7. GAZETTE Eatab. Dee., IMtt. EVENTS OF THE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD. A Comprehensive Review of the lmporwt Happenings of the Past Week Prese ied in a Condensed Form Which Is Most Likely to Prove of Interest to Our Many Readers. The British battle ship Warspite is at ban iiego, Cal. The yacht Constitution has been launched at Bristol, K. I. Immigration to this country so far this season is unprecedented. State fair purses for two races are the largest ever offered in Oregon. Supplies have been ordered rushed to soldiers at Fort Gibbon, Alaska. Troops will begin to leave China when she promises to pay the indem nity. University of California" defeated University of Oregon in field day, 75 to 42. Ihe .British house of commons adopted the coal tax by a vote of 333 to 277. An engineer was killed and a score of passengers were injured in a train wreck in Iowa. Much satisfaction is expressed in London at the turn the South African affair has taken. A draft of the hew canal treaty is said to have been presented to Eng land by Secretary Hay. One million Chinese have lost their lives by starvation and violent deaths since the allies hrst landed. A trial trip of Shamrock II - has proven her to be vastly superior in every particular to Shamrock I. ' Twenty torpedo boats and destroy ers will be turned over to the govern ment within the" next few months. Latest mail advices from China brought proofs of terrible conditions which exist under the foreign military rule in .North China. The controller of currency has is sued a call for a Statement of the con dition of the national banks at the close of business on Wednesday April 24. Work of cleaning up the . debris from the Jacksonville fire is progress ing rapidly. Martial law still pre- vails. Supplies in great quantities are coming from all parts of the country Insurance companies in Missouri have been robbed out of $100,000 by a gang who have been setting hres in the southern part of the state. Six men and one woman have been arrest ed. Three of them have made written confessions. Famine forced court to leave Sinan Fu. Bubonic plague has broken out in . Honolulu. France has restored loot taken from the Chinese. German soldiers fired on a British tug a Tien Tsin. Seven people were burned to death in a Chicago fire. Ex-State Superintendent McElroy, of Uregon, is dead. The Shamrock II had her first trial spin at Southampton. . About a dozen people were injured in a train wreck in Ohio. " A commission has been appointed to improve the Pei Ho river. Another battle has occurred be tween the Boers and British. Revolution in Colombia has degen. era ted into guerrilla warfare. " Fire in Nashville, Tenn., did dam age to the amount of $100,000. Wholesale arrests resulted from re volutionary movement in Russia. Another oil gusher has been struck at Beaumont, Tex,, near the other one. The homeless of Jacksonville, Fla., as a result of the recent fire, will be ,' quartered at St. Augustine army bar racks. China suggested to powers the open ing of Manchuria to all countries. Mrs. McKinley has been given the honor of launching the battle ship Ohio at San Francisco. The force of soldiers in the Philip pines will be reduced to 40,000, and if improvement continues, still fur ther reduction will be made. President McKinley, while at El Paso, Tex., exchanged felicitations with President Diaz, of Mexico, and received delegations from that coun try. A reuglar semi-monthly steamer service between San Francisco and Manila is to be established at once, two first-class steamers to be placed upon the route. During 1889 the total value of mules exported to all foreign . coun tries was $516,000, while during 1900 the figures reached $3,919,000. Mem phis used to be the great distributing point lor mules, but Louisville has recently taken precedence. iCeflselMated Feb. 1899. PITIFUL FATE OF A CHILD. Lost on the Desert, a Little Girl Dies of Hunger and Exposure. North Yakima, Wash., May 6. A 5-year-old girl has been found on the lonely desert of the Horse Heaven country, 18 miles from her home, standing in a badger hole, where she died from starvation. The child was the daughter of Hon. W. B. Mat thews, ex-county commissioner of Yakima county. Searching parties had been scouring the country for five days and nights in an effort to locate the child alive. It was thought that she had been carried away by Indians and would be found on the reserva-. tion. She had been tracked 12 miles from her home when all traces of her were obliterated by the winds blowing the tracks from the sand. Two children, a boy aged eight years, and the girl, five, were sent out from home five days ago to look after some lost cattle. They walked away until 10 miles from home, when grow ing tired they fell asleep. A passing cowboy noticed them, and after arous ing the sleepers took them on his pony and carried them almost home. The children then assured him that they could get home without further assistance, and he let them go alone. The night came on and it is supposed the boy ran faster than his sister and left her behind. When he reached home he was frightened and could not tell exactly what had happened. A search was made for the girl, but she could not be found that night. FOR A YANGTSE UPRISING. Reports of a Secret Combination of Disaffect ed Elements Are Confirmed. London, May 6. "The reports of a secret combination of disaffected ele ments in the Yangtse province, for the purpose of. organizing general risings are receiving some confirmation," says the Shanghai correspondent of the Morning Post. "The British consul at Nankin telegraphs Mr. Bren nan, the British consul at Shanghai, that the Nankin viceroy is very anx ious about the Yangtse movement. and he asks Mr. Brennan to assist the Taoti to preserve order by holding troops in readiness. "It is announced from a German source that the French have with- (URSDMHWilM ' f HHPR OF THE ' iasTittfRirm tnAUFBNHrtcr f PThekcificcoust; TlSDAY MAY 2,184 ' KKWONS VOTING Mtafe U AAflmc-r IfWHtsoFmtFoimi BWR AS OSTAIrUBLC JW5CRI8ED. i This monument was erected May 2, 1901, near Champoeg, Oregon, on the Willamette river, about 32 miles above Portland. It stands where 52 pioneers met on May 2, 1843, and or ganized the first government of Ore gon. drawn their troops from Hwai Lu to Pao ling i u, thus leaving the Ger mans in sole possession of all the passes into Shan Si. " Dr. Morrison, wiring to the Times from Pekin says : Ihe indemnity committee favors a loan raised on the guarantee of all the powers. Its proposal to increase the maritime cutstoms to 5 per cent advalorem applies to import duties only and not export. All the minis ters of the powers, except the British, American and Japanese, favor an im mediate increase to 10 per cent. The report, which is based on somewhat imperfectly understood data, has been referred to the home governments." Battle-Ship Iowa Launched. Seattle, May 6. The battle shin Iowa was launched today from the Bremerton navy yard, after under going repairs and a thorough over hauling. Less than four weeks were occupied in the great undertaking, although six weeks had been allowed by the navy department. Admiral Casey, whose flagship the Iowa is, was loud in his praise of the equip ment and facilities of the big dry dock. The flooding of the dry dock and subsequent launching of the big" vessel was witnessed by over 1,200 spectators. Northwest Postal Orders Washington, May 6. A postoffice ha3 been established at Rock Creek, Baker county, Or., to be supplied bv special service from Haines, and Ed ward P. Castor appointed postmaster. An office has also been established at Bluellight, Yakima county, Washing ton, on the route from Bickelton to Mabton. Elbert L. Gravse has been commissioned postmaster at this office. COEVAIilJS, BENTON COTJNTY, OEEGOU", NEWS OF TEE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL OVER OREGON. Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im portance A Brief Review of of the Growth and Improvemeuts of the Many Industries Throughout Onr Thriving Com monwealthLatest Market Report Six cases of small pox are reported near Athena. Columbia county will be entirely out of debt by September, 1901. The bond on the Republic mine, on Griffin creek, Jackson county, has been extended. Dr. D. F.f Lane, of Salem, has been appointed county physician for Marion county. The Samuels creamery will be moved from La Grande to Baker City and the capacity doubled. The horse show at Pendleton this year eclipsed anything of the kind ever given in that city before. A new lumber company is to be opened up at Huntington by the Kel ley Lumber Co., of Weiser, Idaho. It is reported that a rich strike has been made in the Roaring Gimlet mine, situated not far from Gold Hill. The Ashland mine is yielding more ore now than ever before. The mill is crushing about 25 tons of ore per day. Reports from the Grand Rounde valley indicate that the prospects for this year's crop of sugar beets is better than ever before. Mr. Wright, owner of the Big Foot mine, Gold Hill section, has started a force of men at work on the JDougan mine on Sams creek. Work in the mines in the Baker district is progressing. Development work is being pushed in several of the newly opened mines. The state military board has decid ed on plans for the coming O. N. G. encampment. The Fourth regiment and First Separate batallion will go into camp, and the Third regiment will engage in a practice drill, . .. .- Work has started on the soldier's memorial monument at Eugene. Last week 15,150 bushels of wheat changed hands at Weston. The price was 4b cents. A new pump has been put in at De- Moss Springs for the benefit of farmers who haul water. J. H. Eggert has taken a contract to get out 2,000,000 feet of logs, a mile below Vient. About 12,000 bushels of wheat changed hands at DeMoss springs last week at 45 cents per bushel. The Bonanza mine, in Eastern Ore gon, has received a large new boiler. It weighs 21,000 pounds, and it took 20 horses 9 days to haul it frcm Sumpter to the Bonanza, about 16 miles. The farmhouse of Thomas Seavey, on the north side of the McKenzie, a short distance below th emouth of the Mohawk, was totally destroyed by fire. This was one of the land marks of that country, having been built in 1868, at a cost of about $3500. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 5960c. ; valley, - nominal ; bluestem, 6162c. per bushel. Flour Best grades, $2. 90 3. 40 per barrel; graham, $2.60. . Oats White,$1.301.35 percental ; gray, $L251.30 per cental. Barley Feed, $1717.25; brewing, $1717.25 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton ; midd lings, $21.50; shorts, $20.00; chop, $16. Hay Timothy, $12.50 14; clover, $79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton. Hops 12 14c. per lb. ; 1899 crop, 67c. , Wool Valley,12)13c; Eastern Oregon, 912c; mohair, 2021c. per pound. Butter Fancy creamery, 15 17 Mc. ; dairy, 1214c. ; store, 10 12c. per pound. Eggs Oregon ranch, 1414c. per dozen. Cheese Full cream, twins, 13 13c. ; Young America, 1314c. per pound. Poultry Chickens,mixed,$3.50 ;4 hens, $44.50; dressed, ll12c. per pound; springs, $35 per dozen; ducks, $56; geese, $67; turkeys, live, 1012c; dressed, 1315c. per pound. Potatoes Old, $11.25 per sack; new, 22Jc. per pound. Mutton. Lambs 45c. per pound gross; best sheep, wethers, with wool. $4.254.50; dressed, 7c. per pound. Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756; light, $4.755; dressed, 77c. per pound. Veal Large, 78c. per pound; small, 8c. per pound. . Beef Gross, top steers, $55.25 ; cows and-heifers, $4.504.75; dressed beef, 8J8c. per pound It is reported that some of the Staten Island ferry boats are more than 40 years old. Count de Maquille, the last surviv or of King Charles X's pages, died recently at Nantes, aged 88 years. The United States navy department will exhiibt at Buffalo an 8x20 foot map of the world, on which will be placed 307 miniature lead models rep resenting the war fleets of all nations and their locations from day to dav. CAPITAL IN MEXICO. Chicago Money Will Develop the Country's Resources. Chicago, May 7. Chicago capital ists and millions of Chicago money are to develop the resources of Mexico until the southern republic becomes one of the important factors in the worlds' trade. Silver mines supply ing two-thirds of the silver of the world ; coal fields hundreds of miles in extent; great reaches of iron and other ore lands, thousands of acres of cotton seed and great grazing lands dotted with cattle, are to be made the objects of the impulse of Chicago money. Bonded warehouses, hereto fore unknown in the republic, are to be erected at the City of Mexico and at Vera Cruz. Under present meth ods, the Mexican importer is com pelled to pay duty on his goods the moment they are landed. In the LTnited States goods may be stored until they can most opportunely be realized on and disposed of. The con cession under which these great ware houses will be erected grants the rights for 40 years. Into this enter prise alone it is estimated that from $4,000,000 to $5,0000,000 of Chicago capital will be placed. Plans have been fomulated for devel oping the great Mexican iron fields at Muarnog and the coal deposits at Coahuila. Railroad facilities are to be provided where they are.now lack ing and a total of $20,000,000 of money may represent the expenditures before the work is completed. BATTLE BETWEEN BOYS. An International Affair, in Which a Young Mexican Was Killed. El Paso, Tex., May 7. As a result of a pitched battle between American and Mexican small boys, Anasticio Pailen, 9 years old, is dead from the effects of a rifle wound, and three American lads, whose ages range from 12 to 14, are in jail. It has long been customary for the boys of both races who reside in the western suburbs, to hght whenever different bands en countered each other, but not until yesterday had anyone been seriously injured. On that day about 50 Mexi cans attacked a dozen little Ameri cans, and for a time the battle was severe, but was confined to the throw ing of stones. The Americans were being worsted, when they produced a target rifle and small pistols. The rifle was directed at the ranks of the assailants, and the bullet struck Pail en, inflicting a wound from which he died. WILL REDUCE ARMY. Administration Decides on 40,000 Men in Philippines. Washington, May 7. After a care ful consideration of the situation, the administration has decided to reduce the army in the Philippines to 40, 000. The opinion prevails here that this number will be ample for the present needs of the service in the islands, and if conditions continue to improve in the satisfactory manner that has been shown in the past few months, the force may be reduced still further. The expectation of the war department is that all of the volun teers now in the Philippines will have left the islands by the end of June, leaving only the regulars on duty there. Following the departure of the volunteers will come the regulars, who were sent to Manila in 1898, just after the outbreak of hostilities, and their movement home will continue until the force is reduced to approxi mately 40,000 men. W. J. Footner Dead. St. Paul, May 7. W. J. Footner, vice president and general manager of the Great Northern Express Company, died suddenly of apoplexy in this city. Deceased was born April 10, 1846, at Montreal, Canada. He entered the railway service in 1862 and has follow ed it ever since. In 1883 he was ap pointed superintendent of the North ern Pacific Express Company and shortly afterward was made general superintendent, serving until 1888. During the following four years he was express manager for the Great Northern Railway, later being pro moted to the position of vice presi dent and general manager. Greatest m the World. Wheeling, W. Va., May 7. The directors of the American Sheet Steel company have authorized improve ments at the Aetna standard plant at Bridgeport, Ohio, that will make it the greatest sheet mill in the world. The present plant employs about 3,500 hands, but the addition to be built will be almost if not altogether, as large, and will cost $1,5050,000. Will Form a Trust New York, May 7. The Journal of Commerce says : Plans are now un der discussion Jor a consoliation of the leading manufacturers of shovels and spades. There has been dis cussion of a compact in ' this trade for a long time, but now actual merging of interests is progressing. May Run Out of Provisions. Seattle, May 8. Information has been received by Quartermaster Ruh len, of this city, to the effect that there is likely to be a shortage of pro visions at Fort Gibbons, Alaska, un less early shipments are made via Skagway and the upper Yukon route. The garrison there has issued rations to destitute miners to such an extent that serious inroads were made on its own stock of supplies. PBIDAY, MAY 10, (ITT LAID III ASntS Hundreds of Buildings at Jack' sonville, Fla., Burned. 10,000 PEOPLE ARE RENDERED HOMELESS The Loss is Estimated at Fifteen Million Dol lars Several Lives Reported Lost Finest Hotels Destroyed. Jacksonville, Fla., May 4. Fifteen million dollars' worth of property gone up in smoke and 10,000 people made homeless is the result of a bit of wire accidentally getting into a shredding machine of the American Fibre Company yesterday at the cor ner of Davis and Union streets. The fire started between the hours of 12 and 1 o'clock in the afternoon and owing to this fact the loss of life will be comparatively small. The fibre factory was a wooden shell, full of in flammable material. The wind, which was already blow ing strong from the southwest, seemed to be possessed with a sudden fury and soon was carrying destruc tive embers all through the city, the fairest portion of which lay right in the course of the wind. Some delay was experienced in sounding an alarm and the engine at the water works suffered a mishap and nothing more than ordinary pressure could be ob tained. By this time the flames had swept to the Boston, a huge furni ture factory. It leaped across Davis street and took a course right through a section on which block after block of frame buildings had been erected. Here is where the fire denartment lost control, as simultaneously in half a dozen places, some of them six blocks from the main fire, roofs were seen to burst out in flames. The wind, rising higher and higher, set on nre whole rows of buildings and attracted at first a crowd, of curious sightseers who seemed to be fasci nated by the sight until they learned that their residences too were in dan ger of total destruction. It took just four hours for that resistless mass of names to consume every building in its wake for a space of six to eight blocks wide from Davis street, near where it started, to the Hogan street viaduct, a -distance of over one and a half miles, and then, not satisfied with eating out the heart of the resi dential portion of the city, it doubled back and came roaring up the princi pal thoroughfare of trade, destroying everything in what was the original incorporation of Jacksonville. From the humble homes of t he poor to the elegant residences of the well to do was but a short journey for the flames. It seemed that wherever there happened to be a shingle roof the Hying ambers found lodgment. Blocks away from the main fire other fires would break out. Right into the heart of the town the flames swept. As the viaduct leading over the marshes of Hogan 's creek to East Jacksonville was reached, it was plain that . the limit of the progress of the flames westward had come. As far as the money value of the damage was concerned the worst was yet to come. Just as the material for the flames was apparently consumed, a shift in the wind sent a roaring sea of flames southward toward the river. Then it was beginning to dawn on the minds of the unfortunates who had sought refuge at the river side, that they were in danger of being cut off and being suffocated. A rush was made for the South Jacksonville ferry and hundreds were carried over to the other side.' Then came the most thrillinc snona xi the entire day. The flames caught tne ireignt warehouses on the Atlan tic. Valdosta & Western Raili-nnrl anA began from there on their march i i i ii i ... nacKwara in tne teetn ot the wind. Slowlv but surelv the fire atn its against the wind, taking either side oi ray street unm it reached Jones boatyard. While the flames failed to cross the open space known as Jones' boat yard, a new danger threat ened. The flames swept down in the rear of the United States hotel and that, with the Law Exchange, was doomed. Meantime the county court house caught fire and another splen did edifice was soon a total wreck. From the United States hotel the flames jumped across the street and the work of destruction continued, only to be checked when the last building near McCoy and Hogan 's creek had been destroyed. Storm in Utah. : Salt Lake, May 6. Reports re ceived at the government weather bureau in this city ' show that the prevailing storm extends almost over the entire Rocky mountain district. Nearly two and three quarters inches of rain have fallen in Salt Lake dur ing the last 36 hours, the heaviest precipitation ever recorded here and ihe weather officials state the total rainfall will reach three inches or over before the storm ceases. Swollen streams and flooded flat lands are reported from" many places. ' Japanese Cabinet Crisis. Yokohama, May 6. In conse quence of the continued postpone ment by the Japanese minister of finance, Viscount Watanabe, of the carrying out of the expected public works the cabinet crisis has reached a climax, and Marquis Ito, the premie, after the last cabinet meeting, pro ceeded to the palace and tendered his resignation to the mikado. All the other members of the cabinet did likewise, with the exception of one. 1SQ1. VOIi. FOREIGNERS TO BLAME. Mlied Armies Responsible for Much of the Anarchy Existing in China. New York, May 8. The latest mail from China brought to the state de partment new nrnnfs nf the Lind perhaps irretrievable conditions miiuu caihi unuer tne loreign mili tary rule in North China, involving a, situation not heretofore fully real ized even in Washington, and utterly unappreciated in the United States generally. The character of the in formation which has now come into the administration's possession is summarized in the following extracts from a communication written by one of the most trusted officials in the service abroad and mailed from Pe kin a month ago: "The Question of raisins the in. demnity, though one of the most ser ious oi me unmese government, is not naramount. All t.h Tunnl a-Y.n are likely to know declare that the nu: . . iiiiiese peasant can stand no greater burden of taxation than i n t.n nasi so the question resolves itself largely to reducing the expense of collection, which in nina involves radical re forms. Another nronnsitirm fnr meeting the. indemnity is to grant lucrative mining and industrial con cessions to foreigners hut. that, moa-na bartering their independence, and mying up enaiess trouble tor the Chi nese, who are quick to recognize the fact. "If the whole horror nf the murder and pillage done between Tien Tsin and Pekin comes to be understood in the United States and in Europe, me sum oi it is so great as compared to the number of Christi ana whn hnv suffered at the hands of the Chinese that, rightly or wrongly, the Chinese are likely to be helil the injured party. Lancers wantonly impaling little children by the wayside in the Streets of Pekin are com a rf of the well authenticated horrors and o some foreign soldiers a dead Chi nese Christia1 is just as satisfactory an eivdence of no quarter as a dead Boxer they nejther know nor care for the trifling distinctions. "The allies, even if they could agree, could not set up an administra tive machinery of their own for the empire. They must restore the power to some native party, and the quicker they do it the better for China. The Chinese estimate that 1,000,000 of their people have lost their lives by violent deaths or starvation about Pekin and Tien Tsin since the allies came." MUSTERED OUT. Thirty Ninth Infantry and Others Just Re turned from the Philippines. San Francisco, May 8. The Thirty. .inth infantry was mustered out of the serivce today. The Thirty-second lwenty-ninth and Twenty-sixth will all follow in a few days. Nearly all the officers of the Twenty-sixth in- lantry have been ordered to appear before the examining board for com missions in the regular army. The reduction of the size of the army in the Philippines will bring home immediately after the return of all the volunteers the regiments of the regular army who have been longest in the Philippines, the Fourth caval ry, the Fourteenth, Eighteeth and Twenty-third infantry. The transport Egbert, which has just arrived from the Philippines will be detained in quarantine for a week or more, a soldier having diedofsmall pox during the voyage. The cabin passengers, however, will be fumi gated and allowed to land. LAUNCH OFTHE DEFENDER Yacht Constitution Lowered Into the Water at Bristol. Bristol, R. I., May 8. With her hull gaily decorated with flags and her deck well filled with sailors, the yacht Constitution was christened this evening by Mrs. Butler Duncan. who broke the traditional bottle of wine on her glistening bow, just as she started slowly down the ways into tne sea. ne scene was a brilliant one, as the Constitution was slowly lowered into the water, the cheering from the boats outside being loud and vigorous, while the searchlight from the steam yacht Colona, just outside the dock, illuminated the stern of the Constitution. Rockets and other fireworks added to the gaiety of the situation. As the stern of the craft emerged from the shops, the private signals of the members of the syndi cate were displayed on small flagstaff's upon her decs. Torquoise for McKinley. Santa Fe. N. Tit.. Mav 8 Fnni beautiful and valuable turquoise from me rorterneid mines in the Burro mountains were presented to Presi dent McKinley by Governor Otero. The largest stone weighs 20 carats,, and was a superb specimen. - Sheet Music Trust. Chicago, May 8. Arrangements have been completed for the forma tion of a combination of the eight leading publishers of popular sheet music in the United States. Smallpox on Ocean Linen. New York, May 8. The ocean lin ers arriving of late are averaging 1,. 000 immigrants each, and the health officers of the port are kept busy. Steerage passengers with sore eyes are rejected, as a case of small pox was discovered on a German steamer. A steamer from Marseilles had three cases of smallpox among her 1,173 steerage passengers. XXX VIII. NO. 20. ON NEUTRAL BASIS DRAFT OF CANAL TREATY SHOWN PAUNCEFOTE. At Washington It Is Stated by the Authorities That the Memorandum as Presented, Em bodying the Views of Different Senators, la Merely Tentative Will Not Divulge Contents of the Document London. Mav 8. The A Press has been officially notified that r i t. - , . ... uuru jraunceiote has received from Secretary Hay the draft of a new Nicaragua canal treatv. It is stood that it advises neutrality. Negotiations for Canal Treaty. Washineton. Mav 8. Tt is from an authoritive source that before Secretary Hay left here for the West he had several conferences with T.nrH Pauncefote relative to the basis for another isthmian canal treaty, and that an unofficial written memoran dum also was submitted to Lord Pauncefote on the subject. The am bassador has made known the general results of these conversations ond rf the memorandum to the authorities in .London, and it is doubtless to this that allusion is made in the T.nnHrn dispatches. The negotiations, how ever, are so tentative and informal that they are not regarded as an offi cial exchange or nronosit.inn Wtt. they embody is not made known. tuougn it is unaerstood they are chiefly an exposition of the views held hv the TTnit.pH Ktatoa canQlnra aa to the essential features which should be included in a treaty. While this is not a rjroffer of a treaty, it to the British authorities what is con sidered essential by the senators who control the ratification of any treaty wnicn win De made. Jt also is learned indirectly from senators who have been consulted that among the chief features of the negotitaions are a neutralizing of the canal, the Unit ed States alone undertaking to guar antee this neutrality, and the admis sion of all shipping on an equal basis with that of the United States. Al though, as stated, these conferences and these written memorandums have been exchanged, it is not expected that there will be any further nego tiations prior to Lord Pauncefote 's departure for London, which occurs June 5, or during his absense. The British embassy will remove to New port as soon as the ambassador leaves. SEVEN BURNED TO DEATH. Many Other People Burned and Injured in a Chicago Fire. Chicago, May 8. Seven people were burned to death, three fatally injured, and several others slightly burned and otherwise injured in a fire that de stroyed a three story apartment build ing at 3916 Marquette avenue, South Chicago. While the occupants of the burning building were struggling with the smoke and flames in hopes of forcing their way to safety, the firemen who were responding to the alarm were vainly waiting for a freight train, which blocked the way of the fire en gines, to move away from the crossing and give an open road to the fire. Marshall Driscoll, in charge of the firemen, called to the conductor and brakemen to move the train, but they refused to comply with his request. The police were sent for and the train crew arrested. Then, under orders of the fire marshal, the train was backed from the crossing, but by the time the firemen reached the burning building the structure had been destroyed. Scattered among the embers were found the charred remains of the vict ims. The bodies were burned beyond recognition, and were identified in various ways. The train crew are being held await ing an investigation by the coroner. The origin of the. fire is unknown. The building was an old one, built of wood, and burned so rapidly that all avenues of escape by stairways were cut off before the occupants were aware of the fire. Germans Fired on British. Tien Tsin, May 8. Some German soldiers who were guarding a German bridge across the Pei Ho river at the 3011th end of the British concession here, fired on the British tug The Ego this morning, wounding two of her crew. The bridge impedes rvier traffic and the tug touched it. Japanese Monument to Perry. Berkeley, Cal., May 8. Baron Kentaro Kaneko, pressident of the Bei Yu Kvo Kai, the American asso ciation of Japan, has asked the assist ance of the University of California in rousing public interest m the movement to erect at Kurihama a monument commemorative of the landing of Commodore Perry half a century ago. A considerable fund has already been raised, and it is ex pected that the monument will be unveiled on the coming anniversary of the landing of the American envoy. Marion Ignacio Prado Dead. Paris, May 8. Marion Ignacio Prado is dead, aged 74 years. Prado participated in General Cast ilia's rev olution against the Echugenes gov ernment in 1854. He : marched against Lima in 1865 and entered the capital November 6, at the head of a victorious army. November 26 he declared himself dictator and was sub sequently elected constitutional presi dent by ' the Peruvian congress. He was again elected president in 1876.