J HINT OP PLOT. OREGON NEWS Atni AStt REPEAL 01 EDDY LAW. Movement on Tout Amongst Mining Men of Eastern Orcuon. linker Oily. Thuro l movomoiil among Hi" iiilnliiK men of thin auction of lliu iiluto lo brlmc about Hm rujn.Mil of lliu Kihly corpornllon law. A poll lion Ih belli olreulnlud unking tlio Icitlnluturo lo repeal llio law. If It Ih not possible to aucuro lliu rcpunl of lliu Inw Hum It 1m hoped tho legliln turo will no iiinuiul tlio proaunt luw iih to rotlticn llio fees cluirKuil minim: corporation!!. Tlio iiiIiiIiik muii '" olijuut to tlio iimuml lux to tlio Htnto, whluli ruiigtm fiom $i2G to f 200. It U pointed out Hint ofton u iiiIiiIiik company Ih obliged to Incorporate for u luigu Hum mill nwult tlio aiilo of klouk buforo tlio work of duvulupmmit unit lit) pushed. Mlnllii: men y Hint It not Infrequently happuns Hint u inlnu Ih Incorporated mid novornl yours ellipse before It bocoiuoa h pro ducing initio, yut undor lb" prwtuiit law tlio corpornllon Ih obllgud to pay an annual tax to tlio alulo which In uoiim liiatnnroa becotnea n hunvy bur dun. especially to thu poor prospector Tho petitioners nntuo that nn ex ception should bo inndo In fnvor of iiiIiiIiik corpornllotiH for llio reason Hint It In necosanry to Incorpornto nn developed clultiiN In ordiir to rnlno money to oxploll thorn. A ittronif lob by will tfuiibtloas bo sent from nil tlio iiiIiiIiik dlHtrlctH to work for lliu ro. ponl or iitiiuiidliiK of lliu present Inw. EAGLE POINT SURVEY. .Surveyor MtCall Leaves Ashland In Cliuruc of Party. Medford. Surveyor J. A. Mct'nll. of Ashland, nnd party hnvo loft for Hullo Creek PrIIh to mnkn ihu rinnl survey of tlio proposed rnllrond front thu lltitlo I'nlU Milling Company' plant to.Haglo l'olnt. n dUtnnco of IS mllea. l'rtillmlunry HUrvoy linn already been inailo between Ihniio Iwo jwltitu nnd a permanent survey will bo inndo In order to get everything runily for grading, which will begin when the stirvoy It completed. Conatructloii work will commenco nbont April I next, Thuro nro two feasible ronteii from Knglo l'olnt to Ihu Houthern 1'nclflo rnllrond. but ho fur ua known the cholco hna not yet been tnndii. Tlio routo from Kaglo l'olnt to Mwlford la probnbly three or four mile longer than to Con I rtil l'olnt. but thu fnct thai Mcdford la tlio common-ln! cuntor of the lloguo rlvor vnlluy nnd Jnckson county will go fnr townrd making It tho tunnlnnl of thla road. Lone Cottrl Gives lalr Money. Kugono. Tho matter of nn exhibit of Ijino county jrrodtictn hna boon dc flnltnly awtlled by tho county court making nn npproprlntlon of 1600 to be upended In prupnrlttK a aitltablo tllit play. Thla nctlon waa tnkutt nftur nn argument by n comsiltteo from the KuKcno Commercini ciuu, who nwivai od nlrotiKly for n proper display from tho county In order to ahow tho pub lic Ha roaourcea. It I now tlio Inten tion to mnkn nn oxhlblt that will aur paaa nny. Thla In addition to tho min im: oxhlblt from tho lllno river minus, now belnK prepared, will cortnlnly mnko Lnno county'a dlaplny nttrac tlvo. Suit Over Valuable Tallinn. La Ornndo County Judgo Knkln Itcanl n motion to dliaolvo nn Injunc tion obtnlned from tho county court of linker county to Union county on behalf of tho Vlrtuo Mlnoa Develop ment Company, iiKnlnat Bnrnuat Dnlij Owen, of Chicago, Owen bought nil tho tnlllnga on tho property of tho old Vlrtuo mlno. Homo of thoao had been inndo by nn old mill boforo tho concen trntoa woro anved. Thoao tnlllnga proved to bo vory vnlunblo, fnr moro ho than wiih auppoaod, nnd tho com pnnv t trVni to Htop tho purchnaora from taking thorn. Clackamas ul I lie rulr. Oregon City. Tho CInckamna coiin. ty court hna npproprlnted $1000 to be expended undor tho dlroctlon of the court In gathering and InatnlllnK nn exhibit of ClncknmnH county product"" nt tho I.owla nnd CInrk fnlr. Uy co operating with tho mnmbor" of tho uonornl nnd oxccutlvo commlltoo on tho Olncknmna county 100G fnlr exhib it tho momhora of tho court oxpoct to nrrnngo n dlaplny that will bo uocond to nono other. Aids In Hop Display Exhibit, flnlom. Walter L- Toow, who Jms chnrgo of tho hop dlaplny In tho Mnr Ion county exhibit nt tho Iiowls nnd CInrk fair, lift" nppolntod W. II. KRnn. Julltia "Wolf. II. J. Ottenholmor nnd T.-A. I.lvoeloy to old In tho work of that dopnrtmont. Sccdlna ot Weslon. Wcflt'on. SocdltiK !"" boon undor wny for tho pnat two wooka In this Boctlon, nnd nlrondy tho wheat Ib bo Vlnnlna; to npponr aboyo tho ground. Althoitfh It-IB ft Hltlo dry, tho work la bolng hurried to complotlon. OP INTEREST lftA.'1.t tfA4Ml LAND ORIGINALLY A SWAMP. Testimony of cxSurvcyor Ocncral In Warren Vullcy Cose Hnlom. Tho douoaltlon of ox-Hur- vovor (louornl W. II. HytiTa wna taken buforo Frank livell, naalatnnt accro- tury of nlnto, In tho milt broiiRht by thu Htatu of Ori'Kon nKaliuit tho Wnr- nor Valley Htock Company, to cancel pntonlH laatietl to Hint company which woro nllueud to hnvo boon laauod upon thu fraudulent repreauutiitlon that thuy woro awnmp lamU. Mr. Ilyara tvatlfiod that ho aurvoyed tho townahlp In which tho Krealer mirt of tho Innd la altuntcd, aa United m.ii.iu iiiiiinrliiiKiil Miirvevor 111 Auk- uat, 187U; that nt Hint tlmo tho land waa ao wei nun awmiii' n- ,..i run tin. Miirvitv ncroan It nnd ho waa cnmpullod to moundcr It ami return tho mini 'in innran; nw .i..,i ,,. .mi lliu lltnm furl lior Into thu .ivmiiii imi liml tn back out. owIiik to tho awampy character of tho land. that ho run llio meanuer uno iimru rally iiIoiik tho oiIro of tho innrah; Hint tho Innd In controverny, nt tho tlmo Ihla attrvoy wna inndo, had the nppenrntico of boltiR n pormnnunl mnrah nnd wna covered wlUi n henvy Ktowlh of tnll Hwamp Krnaa nnd tlnRa. MASKED MEN SHOOT SIICCP. rend Dclwccn Rival Interests on llanoc In Crook County. Prlnovlllo. Two hundred alteep weru abut down by n bnnd of mouuted mnaked men 28 miles enat of Ihla city October 1G. U. H. Cowlea. of liny cteek. wna tho aufforer nt thv hntida of tho unknown men. Tho raiiRo la In nn Uolntod auction of Crook county nnd tho news of tho depredation has Juat renched this plnco. Tho herder aaya Hint late on tho af tumooti of October lu n doxen mnaked men rodo up to tho bnnd of 1000 ahcop nnd. pftor orderltiR him nwny, boRnn n fuallndo on tho nnimaia. wnen Cowlea with n number of hla nelRh bors rodo to tho roacuo tho next morn- . . . . ..!.... Aft hiiiIIiiii. IIIR 110 lUIIUU IIIIUUl .VU llllliiuiin atretched out on tho Krotind nnd tho rent of tho tHind acnttormi rnr nnu wide. Tho atrnKRlers were collected with Rreat dimculty. Orent npprehenalon la felt both by tho initio nnd Hbup Interests nt thbt renowed outbronk of hoatllltlcH Thouannda of dollnra worth of atock liny nnd fencon have been deatroyotl In tho atniRRlo mta apritiK nnu sum- ( titer for control of KmtlnR lnnda In Crook county. Plenty of Wood for Salem. Hnlom. That thnro will be plenty of wood for fuel In Hntotn next year, la Indicated by tho bids now belnK re ceived for fttrnlahlni: wood for tho atnto Inatltutlona. ThotiRlt the atnto boanla will receive bids for n weok yet, thero nro nlrendy more offers on linml limn worn rrrotvod nltOCOther Inat yenr. Aa nil the atnto Inatltutlona hero nro controlled by practirniiy me anmo atnto oftlcera, tho bids for fuel fm- nil ihn Irmilttitlona nro ncelvol nt ono tlmo. The atnto tinea 8000 conU of wood a yoar nt Hnlom. Kept Sweet Three Years. Corvnllla. I'runo Julco kept In hot Hon In tho bacteriological department ni )lw rirni.nn A L-rlriltt llrnl rnlloea la oxnetly tho antne nowa n the day la wna put up. nottios or n Toconuy opened woro found to have the same flavor, froahnoM nnd sweetness aa when It wnH squpoxod from the prunes mid put away, moro than three yeora nRO. by l'rofeaaor 1'ornot A low-torn-pernturo proceaa of aterlllHtloii was ttaed, nnd tho experiment mnkes It ....rfnin iimt ilwini la n wlilo fleld for a profltnblo Induntry In Oreiion In pro- aervlnR sweet cntor. , Uettcr Prices for Culllc. linker City. Thero In n decided lm provomont In prices offered for cnt Ho over thoao of a month nuo. A number of anion hnvo been mndo tho pnat 10 days to M. McDonald or Walla Walln nnd to Portlnnd nnd Senttlo packers. With tho dopnrturo of the cnttlo now bnrRnlned for, thero ap pears to bo plenty of feed to enrry tho remaining herds, of this county through nn ordinary winter. Prize Rom Goes to Polk. Monmouth. Ily oxproas J. II. Haw ley, who ownB n InrKO farm nt McCoy, has Juat received n flno ram of tho Lincoln brood of nhoop. Thla mm wna purch a nod at fit. Louis, where ho took tho Bwoopfltako prlro over all compet itors. Receipts of Land Office. Bnlom. Tho rocolptfl of tho Blnto Innd ofllco for pctouor amounted to $20,928.G4. Thla sum Ib u llltlo bolow tho nvorago monthly rocolptfl. Wheat Market. Portland Walln Willn, 83o; bltteatom, 8605 volley, 8087o Tacoma illuoatem, 80)iJo; club, 86K0. Colfsx 01ub,73Q( bluesteui, 76c. PORT IS WELL PROTECTED. Vladivostok fortification Has Keen In Progress for Months. Ulinfoo, Nov. I). As the result of montliH ol piuparallon, Vladivostok Is now atroiiRly prolccleil, scconlliiK to Cspluiit llnlvoroeii, of lliu NorweRlan ati-iitiiur 'Iiiiikuh, which arrived licit live days out fiom Hint port. Hlio cm I led 700 Ulilnerii roltiRi-ca, who were tiniililo to live nt Vliullvoatok uuy Ion ur, owltiR to tho IiIrIi price o' food and otliei iieceaaarliiH, due lo llio war. Cap tain llalvornrii rnje that llio Vladivos tok tijntem of lortlflciitlouHtn-Kluiiiinny mlli'ri outnldu ol tho city proper, and Rrowa atiotiRor na the city la np-piOHulu-d, Hhips laden with food, cnn. nun, nmmtiiiltlon nnd nil Hirta of mill-tsrystipplii-a fri-quontly nrrlvo nt Vlnd Ivoatok, nccordiiiR to Ciipuin Hnlvoi sun, whoaays that llvo sliipa I'ligBKed In tiuloailliiK tliulr rnrRoea were in port wlmn tho TiiiiKiis aniled. Tlio inptaiu la tiualilii to t-atlmnto thu atruiiRth ol thu garrison, but ho saya that wry lioily at VladlvonUik aoma to bu t-itliur an olllcer or nn ordlnnry eoldler. Tliu Kurojicnii ri-aldi-nla ol Vlndlvoa lok ahow their conlldenio in the r-ecur-Ily o( tlio city by uvidcndiiK an titiwill ItiKiii'M to hnvo it. II thu Jnpaueru mako an attempt to rnpltiro Vlntlivos Ink it Is tlio licllfl ol Cnptniti llalvoraen that they will lint! It lo bu a recent! 1'orl Ailhtir. The captain cny ho liellovi-H that aitliuinrlno boats have arrived Bt Vlsil Ivrmtok, but ndda that he la not posi tive In thla hulinf, for thu n-sron that nt pn-M-nt Hie Huniilnn unvnl secrets are being mont clooely guardeil. Tho linrbor of Vl&divncUik, he says, hna Ikm-ii mined lot a ilialntico ol romo seven milts. In (our mllea ol tlila su-s contact mines have been laid, while in the remaining thno in lies electric tuini-a liavu Uen ptsntiil. Msil trains arrive st nnd depart from Vladivostok eery day, and there is now stored there sit immense supply of coal taken from mines in tlio noighboihood ol the city. MAKING THEIR THONT STRONG. Japanese Arc Expected to Make Ad vance Soon. Mukden, Nov. 0 Quiet continues hero. Thu Japanese nru still work ing hnrd entrenching their front, which begins to look like a continuous fort. It is heliaed they aio preparing seri ously to sihutice, making their front ationg, pcssibly in onlei that it may bu held by n iinall lorce, winio mo heavier forcu engages In Hanking move ments. Thu Japanese have learned by hitler experience not to uxn-cl much by a frontal nltnck. They arenbliited, bow eer, I" maintain a strong front lo pre vent General KtiroiHttkln Iron break ing through their lino nnd carrying the light to their rear. There Is considerable evidence to in dicate that the Japanese will make etury cffoit to lorco tho Husslana out of Mukden, not only for the moral ef fect on I-.uroe, but on tho Uhlneso aa well. Mukden la extremely Important to tlieiu ss winter iusiters. Thu Jap anese continue to receive leinforce ments. RUSSIA PROVOKED REGICIDE. Sensational Choro.cs Made by a Del- oradc Newspopcr. Iletgrsde, Nov. 0. A great sensation Iiiih lu-uii ciiiimhI Iiv tho statement ol tho newspaper Nnrodl List thut it lias proofs to the effect Hint the reglcldea nnd consplratora are rptending ntrong thu people the nscurtlon that ll was UumIii mIiIl'ii desiiiil the removal o! the Atistrophlle Olireitovich dynasty. It is aliened by thu paper tliat a kuh slau olllclal fiixjuently liad a confi dential oiufoniico with the piincipal actors of the tragedy. It is ittiintcd nut bv thu imner that overv ono of tho regb-ides has received the Star ol Katngeorge, nnd the state ment Is now tnnde that tiny nro soon to lecelvu Home distinction from tho nur l Itussln. The editor of the paper challenges tho Puiviau ovuru- ineiit to start net Ion upturn nun, na no soya ho ia prepared to prove his state ments in court. Prooram of Irrigation Congress. Kl l'aso,Tex, Nov. 0. The executive committee of tho l!2tli Nutioual Irri gation congiesa has mailed to all dole gates an advance progtum of tho pro ceedings ol the coming session ot tlio congress to be hold in this oily Novem ber 15 to 18, On tlio subjects of for estry, engineering and mechanics, pro duction by irrigation, climutolcgy and tural Buttlumont, the program Includes addresses nnd papers br 87 of the most prominent exports in thulr respective departments, , Hero Meets Death In Plrc. Ny York, Nov. 0. Joseph Cappier a hotel keeper of Chatineey, Wcstohest ui county, niter saving IiIh aged niothe, nnd father nnd three children from hla burning hotel, lost his own life ently today by rushing into tho llamea when ho learned that his wife hud not escap ed. Tho bodiet of Cnpplu mid hla wilo wero found later In tho collor lying sldo by oklo,- bumeil -beyond recognition. NEW '05JLANS Government Is to Have Only Pour Buildings. MEANS A SAVING 0I1 i 1 2,000 That for forestry and Irrigation Is Eliminated Money Needed for Llgttllna and Incidentals, Washington, Nov. 7. It lias been determined Hint the government will erect only four buildings nt the Lewis and Clark exposition instead of five, aa originally planned. It was found Hint llio acceptance of tlio lowest bid, that of J. K. Dennett, of Portland, would leave only f 15,000 for wiring and light ing the government bulldfnga and lot Incidental expenses, otc. Tills amount. In the opinion of Htiporvising Architect Tnylor, is not sufficient. Tho supervising nrchltect declares it is necessary either to eliminate one lullding or reduce thu size of tho main building nnd alter tlio plans. Chair man Hills, of thu government board, and the members of the executive board in this city, today concluded the best thing to do would be to abandon tiie supsrate building which was to have been erected for forcaty snd irrigation, saving I l-'.OOO. As this building was to hsve been hidden by the msin build Ing, its elimination will not slU-r tho general appearance of the group on thu peninsula. The board is of the opin ion that with this building eliminated there will still lie suflitient space re maining for all purposes. TO SELECT ALASKA CXIIIUIT. Committee Named by Hitchcock Will Ucgln Work Immediately. Ht. Iniis, Nov 7. Tho members of tho commltU-o selectod by tho Interior department to select tho exhibits from the Alaskan building tor the Lewis and Clark Centem.lal exposition in Port land nuxi year are expected to arrive at the Alaskan building and begin their IsIhus today. The committee is com posed of tho following: Assistant Bee ictsry of the Interior Judge Thomas Itysn, Kdwurd M. Dawson, chief e'erk of llio Department of Interior, I). F. Peters, chief clerk of the Navy depart ment, and K. It. Ilurcha. In addition to selecting tho exhibits, thu committee will alto determine the amount of space to be allotted to Alas ka. It lias beeu stated that the Citi zens ol the vni lout cities and towns in Alaska nre being aw akened to tue fact that the United States gaernment is doing everything in its power to aid them In the development of the terri tory and to induce people to go to Alas ka and locate, and they will do every thing In their power to aid the com mittee by forming clubs and exposition societies to make a concentrated effort to display tiiu advantages of Alaska at I'oitland in tho very best possible man ner. HELD UP IN HOTEL. San rranclsco Man and Ills Wife Lose $2,500 Worth of Jewelry. Fan Francisco, Nov. 7. Arnold Uun dolflnger, a retired merchant, and his wlfo weru held up in their apartments at thu Hotel Dorchester tonight and robbed of Jewelry valued at f 2,600. Accoiding to Mr. GundoUlnger's story, he and hl wife weiu dressing in their loom. Hu lieaul a knock on the door and, answering it, ho discovered n for mer bell boy of thu hotel, James Gates, at tlio door. Gates said he hud been sent up to look at tho plumbing. Ha was told that Mrs. Gttndeltlnger was dressing nnd that lie could not ccmo In. Ho insisted nnd wbb allowed to cute! tho room. lie then drew a re vnher and demanded that Mrs. Gundel linger suirendet her jewels Mis, Gun dolflnger said they wero in another room, and ut tho pistol's point Gates compelled Gundultlnger and his wife to go into the other room. Mis. Gundel linger then handed over n bag contain ing tlio jewels. Gates then made his escape. Experts Do Not Expect Dottle. Iter in, Nov. 7. The Lokal Antel ger 'a Mukden correspondent claims the most trustworthy authority for the statement thut 34,0000 sick and wound ed Russian soldiers were eont away af ter tho Inst engagement. Colonel lincd'-e, (lie Tageblatt's correspondent with tlio Russian army, tolegiaphs that the Russian positions on tho Shakho rhor arc 'dally becoming Btrongor. Tho possibility' bf a .Japanese attack, he gaya,'la constantly diminishing, and many experts do Vol expect n decisive engagement before spring. fc u - -' Pined for Bringing In Consumptive. San Francisco, Nov. 7., Secretary Victor H, Motcalf, ot the' department of commorco and labor, today Imposed a flno of $100 upon tlio Pacific Coast etoamsUip company for bringing to this port on September 28, as a passenger on the atoumer umauiia, uom Vlo toria, B. O., a consumptive. Russia Said To Have Intercepted Japanese Message. HI. Petersburg, Nov. 8. The Asso ciated I'ress has obtained official confir mation of the sensational report that an intercepted dispatch from tho Jap anese minister at The llfl'jue would be produced In the court of inquiry Into tho recent North si-a afllalr totirovo the existence of a plot to destroy the Rus sian Haltic fleet. Theie Is said to lie good ground for believing the report to lm true, and there are many Indica tions that the Russian government has been long in possession ol strong evi dence of a Japanese plan to interept all of Admiral Ilojestvensky's warships. This explains the willingness of itus sln to submit the cato to International arbitration. Hhe would scarcely have proposed Hits course unk-ps convinced she had a strong case. It also develops that Kmpcror Nich olas during an audience with Dtitisli Ambassador Hardinge declared in tho moat positive terms that there wcro Japanesu torpedo boats in the North sea. Apparently, Denmark was im pressed by the same belief. Thu litis slan dowager empress, who wan then In Copenhagen, naturally did not fail to communicate to her father the com munication received by her from St. Petersburg. This would accont for the extraordinary precautions adopted by the Dan Mi government in detailing warships to escort the Daltlc squadron through Danish waters. Another remarkable story is current in well informed circles to tho effect that two balloons were seen hovering over tho fikagcrack while the Kusaian fleet entered tho North tea. Theso were said to have been manned by Jap anese, with the object of watching tho Russians and possibly dropping explo sives. No hint of suspicion is expected in nny responsible quarter that the Brit ish government was In the slightest de gree or in any way responsible fnr tho alleged machinations of the Japaneso agents. On the contrary, officials cir cles express the highest praise for tho conduct of the Dritlsh government throughout the North sea incident. It is thoroughly appreciated here that the activity of the British fleet was necessitated by public opinion and was in no wise Intended to coerce Russia. CARS CRASH IN A TOG. Nearly One Hundred People on Los Angeles Cars. Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 8. In n t'er rillc rear end collision on tho Long Beach electric road today, in a denso fog, nearly 100 persons were injured or badly shaken up. That many per sons were not killed outright is aston ishing. A car loaded down with Mexi can workmen, while running at a speed of moro than 40 miles an hour crashed into a standing passenger coach, which had stopped to take on a passenger, knocking it S00 feet along the rails, and wrecking both coaches. Tiie terrible impact hurled the pas sengers and laborers into heaps amid flying timbers, iron and glass. Fifteen poi ions were rendered unconscious, bnt miraculously nono is reported fatally hurt, unless it be the motorman who was operating the work car. When his car burst from the fog and bore down upon the standing passenger coach, he threw oft the power and put on the air at the time shrieking a warning to those ahead. Although the crash was inevitable, he stuck to his post and went down amid crushed tim bers. Tho cause ot tlio accident was tho dense fog and the fact that tho passon- grr coach was about ton minutes late. A car bound to this city from Long Beach was stopped opposite the wreck and many of the injured wero placed aboard of it. While standing there, a work car which had been following it through the fog bumped into it, and more people were injured, some of those who had received injtuies in the first collision being again injured in tho rocond ono. Both cars in tho first col lision wero smashed to kindling wood. and tlio passenger car, which received tho Impact of the second accident, was badly shattered, but was run to tho city. Bids for Drydock Too High. Washington, Nov. 8. The bureau of yards and docks probably will reject all the bids that wero received for tho completion of tho big drydock at the Mare Island navy yard. The bids are considered aa excessive, and if the con tract wore made ou the basis of those figures the cost of tho dock would far exceed the original estimate and the amount available for (ho work. It is probably that this work will be carried on by yard labor, except in certain parts, such as furnishing the loctrical material and building the caisson. ' Difficulty Not wiih the Gun. Washington, Nov. 8. Aa a result of an investigation into the defect in tho 12-Inch Bholl used on United Statos War vessels, notod during the recent target practices of the North Atlantic fleet, it has been reported by the board of experts that the difficulty was en tirely with the sterd bauds on the pro jectile, and not with the gun, as waa apprehended. This defect can easily be remedied, Ti n 1 31 i -'in .v Uilu- l , .(.