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EVENING EDITION WEATHER REPORT. Shown tonight; Wed nesda yfalr and wanner. Modern printing at all kinds promptly done at the ast Oregonlan office. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER CITY OFFICIAL PAPER. VOL. 22. PKNDLETOX, OHBGON, TUESDAY, JULY (5, 1909. NO. 6(2S I 1 MDJB ' - I Nl PROJECT Governmenl Men at Work on Scheme for Reclamation of Land West of Hermiston, WOULD DAM DM VI'II.PA A T BUTTER CREEK Grew of Men tit work on Xtoai Pits Causes KM(iiliitlnii an to Ki'i'luiiiu linn plans I ami AffTCtBd Was Km. in-acvd DnQer original Umatilla Project and loiter Under .lolin Day Protect Embrace 100,000 Acres Much of Which May bo Watered Prom Doming of rmatiiia River. tho breeze July 4 between the Alle gheny county ootirttaouM steeple and the Flick building, it im isk feel long AO feet wide arid Im suspended from a two-Inch Hteel cable, one end of willed in fastened ground the courthouse Mteejile, and the other passing through the maHHlve Kllck building. When un furled the flag rcachcH within two stories of the ground and It Ih esti mated that n wind' of 12 miles an hour will put a pressure of 60 tons on the steel cable which holds it. In stead of hut one flag being unfurled there were really 501 of them, as ut the top of the great flag there were BOO smaller ouch arranged so that with the dropping of the great flag they, too. unfurled. AERONAUT MEETS Through pome work that Is being done by the reclamation service In the vicinity of the mouth of Mutter creek rumor.- have become rife that the government is intending to take up an irrigation project on the west side of the I'matllla and covering a large section of the now desert land of Cmntllla nnd Morrow counties. For a number of weeks past a crew of men under Mr. Copeland. one of the reclamation engineers, has been at work on test pits near the mouth Of Mutter creek. These pits nre being sunk for the purpose of ascertaining the water retaining powers of the land In that locality. Though no in formation has been given out by the reclamation men It Is generally be lieved by parties familiar with the lo cality hnt the land Is such that It may lie used for reservoir pui poses. Details f Scheme. According to rumors that are now In circulation the government Is Inves tigating the proposition .f watering land on the west side of the river with water to be stored In a reservoir at the mouth of Hutter creek. If foun 1 feasible the I'matllla will be dammed Just below the mouth of Mutter creek and a lake formed extending ns far up the streem ns Stanfleld. Iiwer Mutter creek would be converted In to a lake. Should It ! possible to store suf ficient water by such a proceeding It Is nriHieil that the project could be carried out very economically through the fact that no feed canal would be needed. However the land being con sidered for a reservoir site Is valu able and to secure it by purchase or condemnation would mean a heavy ex pense. Where (he Land i. West of tin- I'matllla river there lies ft great arid plain embracing In the neighborhood of 200,000 acres lying in rmntllla and Morrow counties. This Is land which came under the origi nal Umatilla project. For a time the reclamation men considered plans for a reservoir in the vicinity of Tub springs but the plans were not car ried out but given up temporarily In order I" permit of (he reclamation of the present I'malilla Project. Dur ing tile past few years the land mi the west da of 1 he river has been known ns being under the "John Day pro ject " Under this scheme water would ue taken from the John Day river uoovc the mouth of Thirty Mile cicek and carried across (Milium coun ty to the thirsty desert. To carry out lhe john DB) scheme would take many millions. Would Water Mirny Acres. Since the reclamation men have been busy with the lest pits ut the mouth of butter creek much specula tion has ariaen as to the purpose of the movement. It Is regarded as en tirely probable that die government win abandon the John Day project for (lie less expensive plan of darning the i'matllla at Mutter creek. As to how much laud may be reclaimed by the latter .scheme little is known. However It Is lhe general belief that upwards of 7&,000 acres may be watered. Should the government proceed with the establishment of a project west of (he I'matllla river II will he by far the largest project in HiIm county and the reclamation of the desert land would work untold benefit to the county nnd especially to (he west end. GUSHHUN DIES IN NEW IK Congressman From Washing ton Passes Away as Result of Attack of Pneumonia. HAS BEEN II. I K1TICAI.I.Y FOR BUT FIVE DAYS Portland, Maine, July 6. Mistak ing the promiscuous firing of revol vers by the crowd below as agreed upon for cutting loose his pnrachute, James Corcoran, an aeronaut, 22 years old of l.nVvell, Mass., cut loose when about 500 feet from the earth at the Fourth of July celebration here and was dashed to the ground, meeting al most Instant death In the presence of 5000 spectator. Corcoran was employed by Profes sor Joseph Leroux of this city, with whom the municipal authorities con tracted for balloon ascensions and parachute jumps today at the Eastern promenade. It was arranged thai Corcoran should drop with his para chute from a height of 6000 feet when he heard a certain number of revolver shots from Leroux on the ground. When Corcoran cut loose the dis tance was toi) short for the parachute to open properly and the man dropped striking the ground about 1000 fee: from where the ascension was made. He was still alive when picked up, but his skull was fractured and he BOOH died. Pneumonia Followed a slight Opera tion on the Neck Rope Abandon ed by tin- physician Last Night The Congressman Was B Self-made Man In Every Particulur i.rad- uaiiy Afrrancea I'ntn Elected to Congress, from Washington in 1H9H Has Moon Without Opposition in the Party Binee That Time. PROBE MURDER AND HAZING West Point Officers to Inves tigate Hazing of R. Sutton and Death of Brother, CARET BUTTON OF PORTLAND HAS RECOVERED FROM INJURS "ROE MAYOR" says KETCHEL DID not WIN San Francisco, July 6. "The de cision by Referee Koche wns the raw est, rankest Judgment ever made In a prize ring," declared Sherwood Meeker, the former "boy mayor" of Milwaukee, Wis., who witnessed the Ketchei-Papke fight yesterday. Beck er is an enthusiastic fight fan and knows a thing or two about the game. "It was a direct steal for Kptchel. There is no doubt it was due to the fact hat Ketchel was a 10 to 4 fa vorite.' For the sake of the fighting game I am sorry to see the fight go that way. Decisions like that will kill boxing." CORPORATION TAX AMENDED MARSH wins FIRST TACOMA MARATHON RAO Tae.ima. July 6. Two thousand saw John D. Marsh of Winnipeg, win first marathon race ever run in (he Tacoma at the Athletic park last night. He covered 26 miles nnd 3X5 yards in two hours and 46 minutes. in in iiimnr VVUULU iiwunt nnrmnriiT t a r-r HHrS ha fir : I IIL.UIUt.i I I III I New York, July t. Congressman F. W. Cushman of Tacoma, died at Itoosevelt hospital at 5 o'clock this morning. Senator Piles was at the bedside. Pneumonia followed a slight operation on the peck, and he had been critically III for five days. After the rally Saturday night it was thought he would recover. Hope was not nbandoned by the physicians un til midnight. He was unconscious from then until death. Congressman '"ushman was brn May 8, 1867, at Mrlghton, Iowa, nnd Is a graduate of the local high school. He was In every sense a self-made man. He studied law without aid. .::t.r he hail served as water boy on railroad construction and a section hau l until 16 years old I Later he was a cowboy on a ranch In Wyoming, in a lumber camp and In school teacher. He was admitted . to the bar in Nebraska and settled in J Tacoma In 1881. He succeeded James j Hamilton Lewis in congress In 1898 I Mid bus been there ever since. Cushman entered the congressional campaign with vigor. Although It s eiiied almost Impossible for him to defeat Lewis he was nominated bv I the republicans. Since that time he npa neeii without opposition In the j party, and always has been re-elect ed with an overwhelming majority. He leaves a widow, an aged mother. nd a brother. The latter wr.s recent ly appointed Judge of the federal court Alaska. a- sot Upon by Upper class Men ut West Point and Thought to Have Been Permanently Injured Button Keftised to Aid Investigation Will Also Investigate Mysterious Mur der of Brother of Cadet who Was Shot In WO 7 Mrs. Sutton or Port land, the Mother of the Hoy, In sists on Probing. New York, July 6. Cadet Roland Sutton of Portland, Oregon, has fully recovered from injuries sustained at the hands of West Point hazers. He was set upon by upper classmen on the night of June 25. It was thought at first that he was permanently In jured. It will be remembered that President Itoosevelt and Secretary of War Wright allowed eight men found guilty of hazing to return to the academy, thus overriding Colonel Hugh X. Scott. Now the case will be Investigated under a new president and secretary of war. Evidence Is being taken. Sutton refuses to aid in the inquiry. Sutton "as on post at the time of the trouble. In a scuffle which fol lowed when the "ghosts" disregarded his challenge he was hurt and sent to the hospital. It Is the intention of the authorities to eliminate this form of hazinc tnl for thai reason tht In quiry is being pressed. OFFICERS COAL is BEATER THROUGH window or PRIVATE CAM Glaaa of Private Car to President' SMeial Traiii is Shattered Font Pound Chunk of Coal is Thrown With Sufficient Force to Have Kill ed a Man Buppoeed Thai the Mis creant Thought the President Was in the Car. IMED MY WOMEN st 1 WAGISTS New York, July 6. An unknown miscreant attempted to Injure Pres ident Tuft last night, it Is thought, by hurling a four pound chunk of coal through the window of the coach at tached to the president's special train. It was thrown with sufficient force to kill. The glass was shatter ed. It Is supposed that the miscre ant thought President occupied the car. There have been no arrests DAYLIGHT SALOON LAW IN NEBRASKA EF PARSON Investigate Button Murder. Washington. July 6 The death of Lieuti nant James H. Sutton of Port land, Oregon, of the murine corps, a brother of Poland, who was hazed at West Point, killed by a bullet under mysterious circumstances. October IS. 1307, will be Investigated by a board of marine officers who will as semble at Annapolis where Sutton is a student in the school of npplica tion. At the t me, the board of officers decided the case wns suicide. Mrs. Sutton, the mother, was here several da) -. and Instated on an investigation, I claiming hi r son was murdered. He I. The The . lection of ! wag n turning in an automobile to his National Woman Suf- 'HiarterV with other officers when, it was. the (nature of I Is said, a quarrel arose over a wo man. At the entrance of the bar racks grounds a shot wns heard and Sutton dropped dead. Mrs. Sutton siid ihi had 11 "t heard of the injuiry involving Poland. At the time of the shouting Sutton was accompanied by Second Lieuten ants Robert K. Adams and Edward P. R01 Iker. They brought testimony on the first Investigation that Sutton must have gone to his tent, nnd pro cured a revolver with which the shot was fired Mrs. Sutton said: "I have not heard of any recent injury to my si 01 at West Point. Last March Rolando wrote and said his nose was broken, but declared he all right. Is anything wrong? mci ins that my troubles are great. KETCHELL WINS DECISION IN 20TH Arena, San Francisco, July 6. Stanley Ketchell of Michigan is still the world's middleweight champion In a desperate gruelling battle during which the champion was constantly on the aggressive, he was awarded the decision over Billy Papke of Illinois at the end of the 20th round the scheduled number. Ketchel claimed to have broken his right hand in the sixth round and this assertion subse quently was verified. His left thumb also was dislocated. The decision of the referee was greeted with a mix ture of cheers and hoots. Feferee Roche, after the contest made the following statement: "Ketchel was the aggressor at all times. Furthermore, he landed the cleaner and harder punches and scor ed the only knock-down in the tenth although nearly everybody seems to think that Papke had slipped to the floor. "There Is absolutely no question but Ketchel earned a clear cut de cision." As to the fight itself. "The Assas sin," as Ketchel has been christened by ring followers, bade fair literally to live up to this name. He forced the fighting from the tap of the gong and with the exception of the third, enjeryed a clear lead In the first half of the battle. The feature of the fight was the ex treme viciousness with which both men fought nnd the apparent hatred that lurked behind every punch. Seattle, July officers of the rage association yesterday a proceedings, and mi offi. crs excepting one were reelected. Mies Alice stone Blackwetl of Bos ton announced that her health would not permit her to continue as record ing secretary, and she changed places with Mrs. Kiln S. Stewart of Chicago and become n member of the board ot national auditors, while Mrs. Ste wart was elected recording secretary. Miss Kate M. (iordon announced that she -as not 11 candidate for corre sponding secretary but wns reelected. Miss Gordon will resign within two or three months and the national board will appoint Professor Frances S. Pot ter of tlie University 0( Minnesota. was It WHO HAS MARRIED OVER :1.01m Err iv Lincoln, Neb., July 6. A law which U designed to send convlval Nebras ka ns home to their families at night went Into effect today. The statute confines the sale of liquor between the hours of 7 a. m. and s p. m and pro vides a severe penalty for saloon keen er who keep their places ODen at other hours. It Is expected that the law will go far toward preventing drunkenness and undue indulgence In j liquors. It was while arguing In favor of the passage of this bill by the state legis lature that former Governor Poynier was stricken dead last April. Bristol, Tonn., July 6. The Mev. Al lied 11 Burroughs, the RiarFvinfl on 1- I0n of this Tennessee Uretna Green. has just brough hi.s matrimonial rec ord up to the 3.000 murk. Parson Ion-roughs' specialty Is in tying knots for eloping couples from Virginia and West Virginia, who flee to this bonier city to ,nke advantage of tho more lib eral Tennessee laws governing niutdl monial alliances. So great 'S the rush of bnstnesa at times, that the parson has married ns many ns five couples at one ceremony. POWERS DO NOT RECOGNIZE JAP-RUSSIAN TREATY PITTSBURG UNFURLS THE BIGGEST FLAG IN WORLD Pittsburg, July B. By fnr the larg est flag In the world was hoisted to PANDIT ATI KILLED WHILE EMPTLVO HOLDUP Mutte, July 6 In a duel with Deputy Sheriff M. P. Tra cy, an unknown bandit wns shot and fatally wounded early today while attempting to hold Hp a si reel enr on which Tracy was riding. In the following pistol battle Tracy's markmanship was superior. THAW WINS FIRST STEP FOR DISCHARGE FROM ASYLUM Fishklll Landing. N. Y., July 6. Thaw today won the first step of fiKht for discharge from Matteawan asylum. Attorney Morschnuser, his counsel, pe titioned for a transfer of his client from Matteawan to White Plains Jail. The petition was granted bv Judge Mills. HEAVY RAINFALL IN WILLAMETTE VALLEI Snlcm, July 6 At eight this morn ing 1.60 Inches of rain had fallen sines Sunday night, it is feared that the cherry gnlr, the biggest event since the state fair, which will be held on Thursday. Friday and Saturday of this week will not be a success unless the rain stops now. Peking, July 6. Great Mritain. Austria-Hungary and the United States have notified China that they do nm recognize the preliminary agreement between Russia and China devised for administration of the Rus sia railroad in Manchura. These powers declare that laws af fecting the right to reside In the In. ternatlonal settlements In China must originate with the treaty powers. The negotiations on this subject, which were opened last month and which contemplated detailed regulations, are now blocked Indefinitely. Revolution in Ecuador, Guayaquil, Kcundor. July 6. A pri vate cablegram from Nueiia states that a revolution has broken out at Barranquilla, the most important commercial city of Columbia, against General Jorge Holquln, who la act ing president in the absence of President Reyes and In favor of Gon zales Valencia. , PROMINENT MEN PRESENT WHI N WOMAN IS KILLED San Francisco, July 6. The fail ure of chas. 0. Whltentore, the Los Angeles railroad magnate, and R. G. Ranford, a wealthy mining operator, to reveal the fact that they were present when Mrs. Lorenn De La Montanya was killed in her apart mollis Friday night, until it was dis covered by reporters, is being Investi gated by the police today. The ques tion as to whether the woman sui cided or accidentally shot herself re mains a mystery. : Mrs, Margaret v. Paten, sirs. Montany'a guest on the night of the I tragedy, is certain that the divorced ! wife of Marquis James D. La Mon tanya shot herself accidentally, Ran ford thinks she Committed suicide, although he said his back was turn ed towards her when the gun was dis enrged. Ti e party had gone to Mrs. Montany'a apartments for dinner. Han ford took a small pistol from his pocket and laid It on the table. While his back was turned he heard a shot. Mm, Montanya fell dead. All con cerned, even the coroner, have kept the facts quiet. I PRISONERS ESCAPE FROM VANCOUVER JAIL BECOMES ENTANGLED IN ROPES AS IT ASCENDS Lad N Carried Away. Head Down ward Plucky Follow Holds on and Soon Rlnhls himself Aeronaut Then Hauls Him up to the TTapese Pur and Holds Him Fast Ma I loo 11 sinks in the Water Put the Two are Rescued. Vancouver. Wash., July 6. prisoners, Charles Dempsey, Biown. George Lawson, the serving thirty days for stealing a -Four John latter bicy cle, Ernest Vorndahl, serving fifteen years, escaped the county Jail last night. Some one entered the new addition to the jail and sawed a six teen inch hole In the steel cage con taining the men. They have not been caught. SUGAR TRUST 11 (. NATES PLEAD NOT Gl'ILTY Santa Cruz. Cal., July 6. In the presence of O,O0 people, gathered on the bench to celebrate the Fourth. Jess Wyman. a 10-year-old boy, was caught in the ropes of a balloon dur ing an ascension yesterday afternoon ind carried head downward 500 feet in the air. Scores of women, includ ing the boy's mother, fainted as they iw the little fellow carried a Way. lesse had been standing very close to the balloon and as It shot upward a trailing rope from the parachute be came entangled around his legs. The horrified crowd expected to see him uasiicd to ine ground, out the rope seemed to be securely fastened about the little fellow's legs and he soon managed to get an upright position. As the balloon drifted out over the ocean Virgil Moore, the aeronaut, drew the boy up to him and held him close to his side on the trapeze bar. After drifting out over the water for a third of a mile a gust of wind blew the balloon on Its side nnd it slowly descended to the water as the gas es caped. A launch from the naval training ship Alert had followed the balloo and dashed up as the aeronaut and the boy touched the water. Aside from a bad fright the boy was none the worse for his thrilling experience. New York, July 6. Officers of the American Refining company, Indict ed by the federal grand ury charged with conspiracy In restraint of trade, appeared in the United States court today and entered a plea of not guilty. Morgan Buys Pictures. London. July 6. According to the Paris correspondent of the Times, J. Plerpont Morgan has bought, through a Paris collector, some pictures from King Leopold's collection, including Fra Angalleo'a "Virgin and Child." and a pair of pictures which are as cribed to Franz Hals. Mr. Morgan has also bought two important works ascribed to'Peselll. no, hut now believed to have been executed by a greater artist. They tell the story of the golden fleece. Both are destined for the Metropoli tan Museum of Art. OM AN II s HEAD BE WEN TO A PI I P Kings Daughter Wins Race. Shoe psh end Ray, July 6. Before a crowd of 15,000 persons. King! Daughter, speed marvel of the west, easily won the Commonwealth handi cap, 1 1-2 miles at Shecpshead bay yesterday. With Fitzh. rbert and Montgomery withdrawn, May Sutton Wins Championship. San Rafael, Cal.. July 6. Miss May Sutton took the state tennis cham pionship from Miss Hazel Hotchkiss In the challenge round for the title on the courts of the Hotel San Ra fael yesterday. The score was 6-4. 6-1. Miss Hotchkiss made a remark ably good showing against the former world's champion In the first set and It seemed for a time that she would defeat her when she led at 3-2. but Miss Sutton settled down to her old game, and after evening up matter at 2-3 ran the set out at 6-4. New York, July 6. With her head beaten to a pulp, and her back and arms covered with bruises, the body of an unidentified woman was found in the doorway of a tenement house today. Philip Call, the son of a sa il onkeeper, was arrested on suspic ion. The boy of 12 was delivering milk when he found the body. ... t's ne. netng hacked down from to to 1 to 8 to 5 at the close. Kffendl wns the opening favorite but receded in the betting. King's Daughter was the last one to leave the barrier but she dashed to the lead in the first sixteenth of a mile. She continued to increase her lead nil the way and at the end won by four lengths. FLATHE l INDI Ns in Minis mi DANCES St. Iganltus Mission. NT. .;i t July 6. Over a thousand warri ors of the Flathead tribe of In dians nre today participating In riots marking the pelting of the tribe and the throwing open of their reservation to the pale faces. The weird and Impres sive dance of death, and the gorgeous sun dance were among the chief events. Senate Exempts Certain Cor porations From Taxation Under the New Law. TARIFF BILL as completed PY COMMITTEE IS HEPORTED Amendment to the Corporation Tax Exempts From Taxation Fraternal and Loan Associations Also aO Corporations operated for Educa tional and Religious Purpose Ff nance ComnUttee Will Postpone Un til Next .Session Questions Relating to the New Bond Issue for Panama Canal Tobacco Schedule Postponed. Washington, July 6. The senate tov day adopted an amendment to the cor poration tax amendment providing ex emption from taxation of fraternal or ganizations, loan associations, operat ed exclusively for the mutual benefit of its members, of labor organizations and any corporation operated exclus ively for religious and educational purposes. The tariff bill was reported to the senate at 1:15 this afternoon, as com pleted by the senate sitting as a com mittee of the whole. The senate finance committee today decided to postpone until next session the question authorizing the issue of additional bonds to meet the cost of the construction of the Panama canal, together with the proposition of in creasing to $250,000,000 the amount of certificates of indebtedness w'nlchr may be Issued by the government. This amount Is limited by law to a hundred million dollars. The consideration of the tobacco tax amendment was deferred until the tobacco schedule was taken up In the senate proper. The senate took a recess until 3:30 this afternoon in order to secure a reprint of the tariff bill with the amendments thus far adopted.