The Aurora Bor VOL I. A riU)K A OKECJON, THURSDAY; .JUXi: 1, i)os. "NO. G. RESUME OF THE WEEK'S DOINGS Nmy Items Gathered froa All Tarts cf tb Worli. Qanersvl Review of Important Hap pening. Presented In a Brief end Comprehensive Manner for Busy Raadert National, PolltfoeJ, Hi terteal and ComoaerclaL Representative Huff, of Pennsyl vania, is seriously ill. Rockefeller has Riven another $500,- 000 to the Rockefeller institute. Chinese of San Francisco are or ganizing a boycott against the Jap anese. Trustees of Stanfiad university have set aside $500,000 for the purchase of books. The employment 6f union men a itiMK-ctors makes railroad manager indignant. An earthquake lasting 20 seconds was felt at Marysville, Cal. No dam age was done. A runaway Brooklyn boy has just returned home after 20 years' absence, lie is a millionaire. Ice in Bering S'raits has broken up and steamer tratbc to the north will be more regular now. The largest balloon ever constructed has just been finished at Danville, 111. When inflated it is 150 feet high. A German has just been arrested who, it is believed, was attempting to reach the kaiser to assassinate him. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, bitter ly denounces congress for not passing the bills demanded by the laboring men. A false alarm of a dynamste. plot caused a panic in ono of Chicago's school. Arizona democrats have Indorsed 1 try an and approved Foriiker's stand on ntfituhood. West Virginia's democratic dele-gates-at-lnrge hive been instructed to v to for Bryan. The Arkansas river is over it banks at several places in Arkansas and flood ing bottom lands. A severe wind storm has swept over Clay county, Kansas, but very little damage was done. Tornadoes that swept Oklahoma Dui tlivxai, u Gutiirio brought great damage to crops and farm property. A gale of wind at Chicago preceded an electrical storm which did consid-c-ral Ie damage in all parts of the city Dallas, Tex., is without lights or drinkable water. Residences in the de vastated district have been robbed by 1 iters. Butto members of the 0. A. R. have been aroused because ono of the churches has been tendered to Emma t;.)l lruan for her lectures. Dynamiters wrecked the big pipe line that conveys water from Rnnita Mountains. New Mexico, to Carriz.oz.o, N. M. Repairs am being made. This pipe line cost $1,000,000. Rear-Admiral Crowninahicld, retired, is dead. France and Germany have agreed on a plan for the pacification of Morocco. Hearst is gaining in the recount of New York mayoralty ballots of the 1505 election. A typhoon at Hankow, China, cost more than 1,000 lives and wrecked 600 junks. A Columbus, Ohio, boy invented a machine with which he has made sev eral successful flights. San Francisco supervisors are check ing up the city treasurer's accounts. He is sllcged to be short $37,500. J Vinson's managers predict his nom ination for democratic presidential can didi:te on the second or third ballot. A tornado which swept Alfalfa coun ty, Okla., killed 14 people and injured mary others, besides doing much dam age to property. The Relgian consular agent at Rabat, Morocco, has been maltreated by na tivei and his home government is likely to take energetic action. J. C. Stubbs says our Oriental trade is threatened if the ruling ot the inter state commerce commission regarding freight rates on western roads holds. Mrs. Carrie Nation has been arrested at Pittsburg. Chesccr, Pa., is having trouble with i.trect car men. Two cruisers and five torpedo-boats have left San Francisco for Portland. A company of militia is to be cean ired at Honolulu, the first for the isl ands. Senator Bailey, of Texas, will go to the democratic national convention as a delegate. Two Utah, mining companies are fighting over a silver mine said to be worth $1,450,000. Senator Foraker is favoring R"se elt f ir another term, as he dislikes him less than Taft. FLIES WITH OWN WINGS. Frenchman Beats All Records With Aeroplane in Italy. Rome. June 1. Leo. dc la Grange, the French aeroplanist, made a new experiment with his aeroplane here this morning, which was so successful that it filled the spectators with ad miration. He surpassed his own rec ord by flying for 15 minutes and 30 seconds, only then coming down be caue he received a signal to do so, and also because the motor of his ma chine cannot' hold sufficient gasoline to operate it much longer than that. During that space of time M. de la Grange made nine and three-fourths rounds of an established course in the military field, namely six kilometers, a little over nine and nine-tenths of a mile, at a velocity of tio kilometers, or 37.2 miles an hour. The aeroplane was first pushed for ward by M. ile la Grange's associates, and as soon as the motor was put into action the machine rose without dif ficulty, keeping from seven to ten feet above the ground. It moved smooth ly and turned easily, the rounds of the course following each other with out interruption, and not once did the aeroplane touch the ground. It was a marvelops exhibition, which would have won De La Grange a prize of $5000 had it occurred iti France. It at least confirms his possession of the Archdeacon cup. ROBBERS GET CASH. Great Northern Passenger Train Held Up at Great Falls. P.utte, Mont , June 1 A Miner spe cial from Great Falls, Mont., says: The north bound Great Northern passenger train was held up this even ing about one mile and a half from this city by seven masked nun at 12:30 o'clock, the train being run onto a sid ing by the robbers, who fired a fusil lade of shopts up and down the train. Wm, Dempsey,' an Augusta rancher, was shot through the leg in attempt ing to escape from the train after it had stopped, and Conductor Hayes was compelled by the robbers to pre cede them in passing through the cars, he carrying a hat in which the passen gers were invited to dump what cash they had about them. Most of them deposited from $1 to $10, and the booty of the desperadoes is not be lieved to be greater than several hun dred dollars. While the passengers were being robbed, several of the highwaymen stood guard at the doors of the cars to prevent the passengers from leav ing The robbers finally jumped off the coaches and disappeared in the dark ness. Rain is falling heavily, and the ght is so dark that trace of the robbers could be found, although posses were in pursuit within 20 min utes after the outlaws had left the train. N GOVERNMENT MAY SUE. Great Area in Montana is Stripped Bare of Timber. Butte, Mont., June 1. A federal sur vey corps is engaged in running sur vey lines in the mountains near Phil ipsburg, Mont., to determine the amount of cordwood cut for the mines of Granite county, and the location of the ground from which the timber was taken. This wood was cut, it is claimed, from land belonging to the government, and it is intimated that suits may be begun to recover for about 700,000 cords of wood cut, ap proximating in value about $1,000,000 The bu!k of this wood was cut about 10 or 12 years ago, during the boom days of silver, and was used at the Rimetallic and Granite Mountain mines, owned by Charles D McClure and his a ssociates, of M. Louis, to ucther with a few Montanans. The area of timber land stripped clean is 10 miles wide and 12 long. Still Vigorous at 128. St. Petersburg, June 1. A veteran soldier, with the record of so years' military service, and whose age is de clared to be 12", has been visiting St Petersburg from the Tver district This wonderful old man, Michael Hud nikov. traveled to the capital to draw a prize of $25oo in the lottery, and the czar had him at Lzarskoe eio as : feature of the festivities for the Swe dish royal wedding. Budnikov. whose breast is adorned with many medals for bravery and dis tinguished service, joined the Russian army in 1797. Cholera It Spreading. Manila, June 1. The cholera at Dagupan. 120 miles from Manila, is worse, iwentynine deaths are toiay reported, due to eating infected f ol. The people are loath to clean up their projects rear Vale and will errare in surroundings. fJepiTc strenuous efforts farming number of nmnarncd wo cri the part of the bureau of health, (nieii teachers are in the number. NEWS ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST FROM THE STATE OF OREGON INVESTIGATE EXPRESS RATES. State Railroad Commission Has Fancy Figures to Start With. Salem, Or., May 20. An investigation has been started by the railroad com mission regarding express rates en forced by the Wells, Fargo and the Pacific express companies in Oregon. Some startling revelations have been brought to light that will likely de mand the attention of the commission in the near future. Comparisons have been made show ing the relative charges on lines-in Or egon and the charges in other states for similar distances and for the same class of goods. From Portland to Siskiyou, a distance of 3ss miles, the Wells Fargo express company charges a mer chandise rate, of $2.75 for 100 pounds, while for the same distance in Missouri a rate has been established by the Mis souri railroad commission, which is now in force, of $2 for loo pounds. The merchandise rate in Texas for a sim ilar distance is $2.05f The rates charged by the Pacific ex press company arc even more exorbi tant according to the figures given out by the railroad commission. ' The Pa cific express company operates out of Portland cast over the O. R. & N. For MO miles over the O. R. & N., from Portland to Huntington, the general merchandise rate for 100 pounds is $4. For 35S miles, or the same distance for which the Wells-Fargo charges $2.75 in Western Oregon, the Pacific express company in Eastern Oregon charges $175. Compared with similar distances in Missouri and Texas, the rates of the Pacific express company are extreme. For 4 40 miles in Missouri the general merchandise express rale is $2.10 and in Texas it is $2.30. In both these states the rates have been fixed by railroad commissions and have been ac cepted by the express companies and are now in force. The rates given are for the same classes of goods in every instance. f ANNUAL INSURANCE REPORT Secretary of State Shows Growth and Present Status of Business. Salem. Frank Benson, secretary of state, as cx officio insurance commis sioner, has completed his annual re port. It is now being printed and will be available within a few weeks. The report includes a statement of the to tal risks written by all insurance com panies doing business within the state of Oregon, the gross premiums received, premiums returned, losses paid and the net premium' for taxation of all au thorized companies and associations for the year ending December 31, 1107. nesuies inucii omtr vaiuaoie inior- mation the report shows the aggregate justness transacted within the state since 105; the amount of licenses and taxes paid into the state treasury since iss7, and gives a list of all the insur ance Companies authorized to transact business in Oregon on May 8, 1908. A statement of tie business of the sev eral Oregon mutual fire relief associa tions for the year ending December 31, l!r7, is also included. Complete Elgin-Joseph Line. In the Portland mail from the East to General Manager J. P. O'Brien, of the O. R. & N. company, he has received the long-expected instructions frrm New York to proceed with construction of the Elgin Joseph branch. About $.'.00,000, the amount necessary to com plete the line, has been provided. From mo to 400 men will be put on at once. For the last two months the authoriza- ion from Mr. Harriman for this work has been expected daily. As soon as the effects of last years money strin gency began to wane Mr. O'Brien made abdication for the necessary funds to complete the road to Joseph. Nevada's Governor an Oregonian. Ontario. Den S. Dickenson, who is now Governor of Nevada, vice John Sparks, deceased, is a Malheur Coun ty boy. aged 34 years. His parents reside on a farm five miles west of Vale. He left this section seven years aeo for Nevada and joined the Miners I'nion in White Pine County, and when the union asked recognition on the state ticket he was named as lieutenant-governor. He served in the Philippine war, enlisting in Portland Fruit Crop Will be Heavy. Baker City. Unless exceptionally cold weather should overtake this part of the country there will be a large fruit crop, according to men who are heavily interested in fruit lands and or chards. In the immediate vicinity of Baker City fruit is necessarily slower on account of the altitude, but over in Pine and Eagle valleys it is far advanced. Recent eld spells have not d. imaged the crop materially. Scouring Mills to Reopen. Pendleton. It was announced a few days ago that the wheels of the Pen dleton scouring mills would be started turning about June 1. The uncertain condition of the wool market is re spf ii ible for the late start, but it will not shorten the season's run. Sev eral thousand pounds of wool are now on hand and more is arriving d ily. . Teachers Turn Homesteaders. Ontario About 30 teachers of the I fii.,t on homesteads under irrigation CHEAP FUEL IN SIGHT. If Choppers Can't Sell to Trust They Will to Consumers. Pendleton. After futile efforts to sell their 'wood to Pendleton and Walla Walla woodyards, ten wood choppers of Kamela have pooled their output and have placed an agent in this city and will sell direct to the consumer. They have 5.0(H) cords in the pool and will fill this territory with cheap wood, they declare. The woodyards have large supplies on hand, owing to the fact that the mild weather of the past winter restricted the sale, and have refused to buy the Camela pool, which is now being mar keted here. Already several cars have been ordered from the pool and it promises to demoralize the wood market iit the inland empire. Keep Salmon Ouf of Alfalfa. Pendleton. Thousands of salmon fry from six to eight inches in length are now running out into the canal of the Irrigon irrigation project and many of them are being stranded on the bars, where they are perishing Deputy Game and Fish Warden O. F. Turner will take immediate steps to have proper f is h screens placed at the dam to prevent this destruction id the young fish. The' dam of the Irri gon project is in the Umatilla River two miles cast of the town of Uma tilla. Thousands of fine salmon fry are now to be found in the river and every effort will be made to prevent them from running into the irrigation canals. Other canals on the river arc properly protected with screens and ladders. Wells-Fargo to Build. Eugene. The Wells-Fargo Express Company has begun the erection of a fine brick building on the Southern Pacific depot grounds tr which to ha.idle its business in this city. The architecture of the new building will be in keeping with that of the new passenger depot, now in course ot construction and to be completed be fore July 1. The Wells-Fargo build ing will be of brick and stone an ' will cost $4,000 to $5,000. It is prob -lkfc-- the downtown office of the com oany will be clone away with when the new building is finished as the location is convenient to the business section of the city. Rare Species of Duck. Klamath Falls. Hunters on the Klamath river near Tetcrs landing rrr.r K finilinnr nf rir of reil ducks nesting among the tules. The birds are small and supposed to be cinnamon teal, a species of duck rarely ccn in this section. The pelicans have returned in great numbers this spring. I he rapid growth of the city ind the settlement of the bills be tween Lake Ewauna and the Upper Klamath lake seemed for several years past to have driven the pelicans to other fields. However, they are here in great numbers this year. Stocked With Fish. Baker City. Thomas H. Parker, of the state fish commission, received at Vorth Powder the other day B 1.000 trout, which have been placed in the lakes at the hejid of North Powder river and in other streams near by. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Club, HOc per bushel; red Russian, 87c; bluestem, 02c; Valley, S9c. Barley Feed, $25.50 per ton; rolled, f27.50tfi2S.50; brewing, $20. Oats No. 1 white, $27.50 per ton; gray, $27. Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley, ft 7 per ton; Willamette Valley, or dinary, $15; Eastern Oregon, $is.5n; mixed, $16; clover, $14; alfalfa, $12; ilfalfa meal. $20. Dressed Meats Hogs, fancy, 8c per pound; ordinary, 7c; large, Cc; veal, extra 7c; ordinary, Cc; heavy, 5c; mut ton, fancy, stf?9c. Butter Extras, 25c per pound; fancy, 24c -choice, 20c; store, 10c. Ecg Candled, IWiSoc per dozen; unrandled. li'c per dozen. Poultry Mixed chickens, 12Krnc per pound; fancy hens. 13K"Hc; rooters. He; fryers. Z?.)r"1'c; broilers, 20i22)c; ducks, old. 10i 17c; spring, 22'V 25c; grese. S'JrOc; turkeys, alive. 10i 18c for hens, 1Vj Kc for gobblers; dressed, 17'a 1c. Apples Select, $2 50 per box: fancy. $2; choice. $t 50; ordinary, $1 25. Potatoes Old Oregons. choice, 70 n 0c per hundred; sweet, 5jc per pound. Strawberries Oregon, 107 17lc per pound. Vegetables Turnips. $1 50 per sack; carrots, $150175; beets. $1.2,5; parsnips. 5125; cabhnce, $175T2 per rwt ; hems. wax. 7'i c per pound: head lettuce, 12jv?i:c per dozen; cel ery, R5c per dozen; asparagus, $1 50 per box; egg plant, 20c per pound; parsley, 25c per dojjcn; pens. oTif,c per pound; peppers, 20c per pound; radishes. 15e per dozen; rhubarb. V per round; nir.nrh, 3c per pound; cauliflower. $2 50 per crate. Hops 1 007. prime and choice, f!? 6-" ner ptind; oi ls. 3c per pound Wool Eastern Oregon, average bet. ll?l.r per p'Mind, according to shrink ssr; Val'ey, I07l2e. Mohair Choice. 1 7 1 I c per pound Cascara Bark 3iTi4c per pound. PUBLISH CONTRIBUTIONS. Taft and Bryan Favor Passage of Such a Law by Congress. Washington, May 2tf The first big sensation of the presidential campaign came touay when William Jennings Bryan aont a telegram to William How ard Taft suggesting that they join in urging congress to pass a bill making compulsory the publication of campaign contributions. This move by Bryan is looked upon as one of great wisdom by the demo cratic leaders, who say it shows his sincere determination to conduct his campaign without the aid of great cor porate influence. Bryan's message reads as follows: Hon. William 1 toward Taft, secretary of war, Washington: "I tx-g to suggest that as the leading candidaies of our respective parties, we join in asking congress to pass the bill requiring the publication of campaign ontributions prior to elections. If you think U'st we can ask other candidates to unite with us in the request. W. J. BRYAN. Secretary Taft replied to William J. Bryan's telegram, suggesting that they mite in p.skms congress to pass a 'bill providing for the publication ol cam paign contributions, as follows: 'William J. Bryan: lour telegram received. On April 30, last. I sent the following Utter to Senator Burrows, chairman of the committee on privileges uul elections: " 'I sincerely talicve that it would greatly tend toward the absence of cor ruption from politics if all the expendi tures for the nominations and elections of all candidates and all contiibutions received and expenditures made by po litical committees could be made public, lioih in respect to state and national politics. For that reason, I strongly fa vor the passage of the bill now pend- OKLAHOMA FLOODS RECEDNQ. Property Loss Estimated $10,000,000 Eight Lives Lost. Guthrie, Okla., Mav 27. The sun is shining in Oklahoma today, and the flood waters are fast receding. No ad di'ional loss of life is reported, and the homeless are beginning Kiadually to return to their homes. The death roll remains at eight. With miles of tracks washed out and bridges damaged or destroyed, the rail roads are still demoralized: train scrv ice on many lines must remain annulled for several days yet, while on others mly a partial service is possible. The damage to crops and railroads can, of course, be only roughly estimated, but i conservative figure places the aggre gate at close to $10,000,000. It marks the costliest disaster ever sustained eith er in Oklahoma or the Indian Terri tory or by the new State of Oklahoma. At Muskogee the Arkansas river con tinned to rise up to last night, but this morning began gradually to lower. At that point 2,500 consumers are still without gas as a result of the princi pal main breaking. In West Guthrie, where more than 500 houses were submerged, the water dnined off fast today, and conditions began to assume a normal aspect. Around Shawnee, Sapulpa, Tulsa, Jenks and other points hundreds of railroad laliorcrs are at work repairing tracks and bridges. At Stiglcr the Ca nadian river has made a complete change of course, and railroad bridges that formerly spanned that stream arc rendered useless. HORRORS INCREASE. Recent Storm In Texas Cost at Least 100 Lives. Dallas, Tex., May 27. As the hours pass the horrors of the flood in this section increase. It is believed the complete list of dead, when compiled, will show at least 100 lives to have been lost. It is estimated that 10,000 people are homeless, having been driv en from their houses by the raging wa ters. The property loss is estimated to be at least $25.0110,000 over the entire stricken district. The Trinity river h! surpassed all reccrds. l.at night it was believed the crest of the flood had been reached here, l;t more rains in the north have sent the waters down with increased fuiy and (oday the floods were greater than yesterday and continually increasing. Busings is suspended, and Mayor Hay has orginized a relief and rc-cne corps, the memlM-rs of which have been doing most heroic work. Big Clock Started. New York, May 27. When Mayor Wittpen. of Jersey City, pressed a tiny button he set in motion the mechan istn of the largest clock in the world. As the giant minute hand begin to move the boats on the river and the factories on l.ird joined in a chotns of whistles The dial of tl: clock is visi Me f -Y mites along the IIudon river. Ir is 3S feet in diameter, with an area of I.I'm s'i'i.-ire feet. TVe minute hand is 20 feet long and weighs a third of .a ton. and the weight of the entire clock is close to six tons. Hearst Wins His Fight. New York, Mar 27 William !L Hr.irt won an tmivortant victory to day in his long fipht for a recount ot the bsll ts cast in the mayoralty elec tion in 110'.. when George B. MeCbl lin was d'rlared elected, and at last the boxes are to be opened. DYNAMITE USED BY RUEF'S GANG Blow Up Houses Ovuied by Ex-Super4-l$or Gallagher. Supposed to be Move to Intimidate Star Witness Against Grafters Ex-President of Board of Super visors Had Just Closed $26,000 Real Estate Deal. Oakland. Cal., May 2. Three large dwelling houses, built by James L. Gal lagher, ex-president of the board of supervisors and the prosecution's star witness in the bribery-graft cases, at ' Perkins and Belmont streets, this city, were wrecked by dynamite tonight shortly before midnight. The houses were not yet occupied. A heavy charge of dynamite, placed in the kitchen of the largest of the three houses, threw the building off the foundations and almost completely wrecked it. The bouses were shat tered, while many windows in the neighborhood were broken by the shock. John Rollins, a watchman employed by the contractor building the houses for Gallagher, was sitting in a small shack near the houses at the time, and was thrown to the ground. He said to Captain of Detectives Peterson that he was through the three buildings shortly before the explosion occurred. It is said that Gallagher was negotiat ing a deal today for the sale of the houses for $25,(MH). Several weeks ago Gallagher's home in Oakland was blown up and badly wrecked at night while he and bis wife and several friends were in the house and narrowly escaped se rious injury. FORT WORTH FEARS WORST. Trinity River Rises Again and Condi tions Are. Serious. Fort Worth. Tex.. May 28. With the waters of the Trinity river still near the summit of the banks another great volume of water began pouring from the west fork of that stream toward this city late last night. Early today the river is rising nt a rate of six inches an hour, and with such conditions as already prevail, the outcome when the crest of this second rush of waters reaches this ritv cannot be foretold. That considerable additional property. loss and suffering will result is consid ered certain. A serious situation has developed here in regard to the city water supply. The mains are filled with black, muddy water, unfit for drinking even after being lioilcd. The city authorities de clare it may le a week before they can restore the normal water supply. Mcan- wime, uiose w no can anom it are duv ing water from private artesian wells, and those who cannot are drinking the water that comes out of the mains. Thirteen men, women and children were caught in the overflow in the Den ton river. Their condition became so precarious that they were forced to hold the children upon their shoulders to keep them from drowning. They stood in water almost up to their necks for ten hours until rescued. NORTH CAROLINA DRY. Prohibition Sweeps State From End to End at Elections. Raleigh. N. C. M.1y 28. North Car olina was carried fo state-wide prohi bition Tuesday by a majority estimated at 40,000 to 42,000 on reports received ip to midnight. The prohibition ticket carried 78 out of the H counties by overwhelming ma jorities. The prohibition ticket has car ried 20 counties by majorities approxi mating 5,ooo. This calculation is partly based upon estimates ami the prohibi tion leaders say that it is possible for the prohibition majority to reach 50,000. The election passed olf very quietly, no disturbances of any importance being renortcd. ' The total vote cast in the state was alKitit 175.000. Every large town in the state except Wilmington ami Duiham went prohi bition. Under the regulations of the prohibi tion bill submitted to the people there will lie no manufacture or sale of intox icating liquors in the state after Janu ary, I'JOtf. Refugees Swept Away. Oklahoma City. Okla, May 28. A special from Collier, Okla., near the Texas line, says that 14 persons who had taken refuge on an island formed between the new and old channels of Red river, were drowned late today, when the flood waters covered the place where they had taken refuge. Although weighted down with l train cf ballast, the "Katy" railroad bridge went out at 0 o'clock hst tn'g'it. The river is over three miles wide and is cutting a new channel around the town. More Plague Appears. Willemstad, Curacao, May-2 The report that the Port of La Guavra would be reonened in the immediate fu ture eonidcrrd here to be prema ture, as it is unofficially stated that an other ease of bulionic plague has oc curred there since the issuance of Pres ident Castro's decree. '