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SHORT DISPATCHES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE. ~ A Review of Happenings in Both 1 ! Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, I I Historical, Political Events. and Personal The reports recently circulated in Europe and America that King Menelik was desperately ill, and even that he had died, were exaggerated. Mrs. Mary Partridge is dead at the almshouse in Brooklyn, at the age of 106 years. Fanned by a 60-milo wind, seven fires in as many sections of Oklahoma City recently destroyed property valued at -$ 200 , 000 . Hat manufacturers in the east have inaugurated an open shop system. At London, Ontario, Saturday Philip Van Sycle and family were burned to death. The town of Nowata, Oklahoma, was almost wiped off the map Saturday by a fire. The loss is estimated at $200, 000 . Two thousand farmers attended a mass meeting at Chicago of milk pro ducers to demand that the price of milk be raised. Marvelous work of the St. Paul (Minn.) fire department in intense cold and heavy north gale, aided by snow on the roofs in the path of the flames, averted a terrible disaster in Satur day's fire in the heart of the city, holding the total loss down to $500, 000, well covered by insurance. It is reported that M. Falconio, the apostolic dedegate to the United States, will be recalled. M. Aversa, apostolic delegate to Cuba, will be ap pointed to take his place. The statement of clearing house banks of New York for the week shows that the banks hold $27,497,375 more than the requirements of the 25 per ■cent reserve rule. An omnibus bill providing separate statehood for the territories of New Mexico and Arizona has been intro duced in the house. The Tribuna of Rome proposes that Roman citizenship be conferred upon President Roosevelt as a manifestation •of gratitude for helping the Italian .earthquake sufferers. The Panama-Colombia treaty has been ratifi d by Colombia. While crossing Salt river, near Phoe nix, Ariz., Saturday, a party of three people were precipitated into the wat ers and Miss Florence Brown of Globe, Ariz., was drowned. The recent dismissal of Yuan Shi Kai continues to causo unrest at Muk den. The viceroy of Manchuria, fore warned that a similar fate would be his, has resigned. Snow from seven to ten feet on the level and drifts many feet deeper are still blocking many of the lines of the Colorado railroads. All communication with southern Spain and with the city of Barcelona is uninterrupted and the reports ema nating from England relative to a dis astrous earthquake and tidal wave are untrue. Miss Amanda Yearwood, 56 years •of age, a nurse at the Johns Hopkins hospital, recently attempted to kill her mother, aged 96 years, and be lieving she had accomplished her pur pose then ended her life. Aeronautics occupied much attention in the house of representatives Satur day in connection with the considera tion of the army appropriation bill. Five hundred thousand dollars was appropriated. Household goods at the White House are being packed preparatory to mov ing to Oqster Bay after March 4. Governor Willson of Kentucky re . , nutted Kentucky's portion of the $1000 fine entered against Berea college for violating the Day law, which imposes a penalty for coeducation of whites | nnd negroes in the same institution. | The announcement by Secretary of J the Interior Garfield that he will not be in the Taft cabinet brings out the ' ! hour changes R. A. Ballinger of Seat tle will be secretary of the interior. President Roosevelt has given his consent to the placing of the head of Lincoln on one of the popular coins. ROOSEVELT WITH CIRCUS. Connecticut Man Offers Him $300,000 ! for 30 Weeks. Bridgeport, Conn.—Professor James M. Atlas has written President Roose velt, offering him an engagement of 30 weeks at $10,000 per week ($300,000 in all) to head a wild west show to be known as the ' ' Theodore Roosevelt Rough Riders' Congress of the World." Abruzzi Soon to Wed His Kate. Turin.—Notwithstanding official de nials, it is still asserted that the duke of Abruzzi has resigned as an officer of the Italian navy. It is said also that he has expressed his determination to marrv Miss Katherine Elkin« either o marry Miss Katherine Elkins, either as a royal prince or a private individual, after his expedition to the Himalayas. Countess de Lesseps Dead. Paris.—The eountess de Lesseps, widow of count de Lesseps, promoter -of the Suez, Corinth and Panama ca nais, died here Sunday. SPORTING- NEWS NOTES. W. S. C., 15; Idaho, 14. This was the result of the third basketball game of the series between the two rivals, and by taking the game W. S. C. won the championship from the Moscow team. In a letter to Boomer Weeks of Spo kane Dr. Roller states that he is will 1 ing to arrang0 a Inatch with the Spo ' ! kane man, provided a place can be found where it can be pulled off. Rol I lcr wants to fl S bt in Seattle if possi I ble, and it is oxpeeted that the limited a round bout will be sanctioned in Seat tle within a few wooks. Nick Demera, a Greek, won the Mar athon tryout at Faibanks, Alaska, last week in 3 hours 27 minutes. Wada, the Japanese runner, who was expected to win the race, was second, and George Taylor was third. Outplayed in team work and basket thowing, the baskot ball team from Los Angeles met defeat in the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium at Salt Lake Satur day. The score was 54 to 13. Yale's fast hockey squad ran away from the Cornell five at St. Nicholas' rink Saturday, Yale , winning by a score of 6 to 3. The northwest circuit will open with the Victoria Kennel club show at Vic toria, B. C., April 7 to 9, C. K. C. rules. Vancouver Kennel club' follows with three days, April 14 to 16, C. K. C. rules. Seattle Kennel club, April 21 to 23. Tacoma Kennel club, April 28 to 30. Portland Kennel club, May 5 to 7. The San Francisco Kennel club, it is reported, will hold a show in May, closely following the Oregon show. Oakland Kennel club has arranged for a fall show. Emeryville, Cal.—S. 0. Hildreth's 4 year-old horse, King James, won the 16th annual race Saturday for the rich Burns handicap, proving himself one of the most courageous thoroughbreds of the American turf. Pittsburg, Pa.—Shannon, of Edge worth, Pa., won the Marathon race Saturday in a biting cold wind in 3 hours and 34 minutes. Masten of Pittsburg was second. There were 250 contesants, 50 of those having entered declining to run on account of the un favorable weather and road conditions. Lonnie Lahey, the plucky and speedy little Spokane boy, won over the crack eastern professional, Ricard, at roller skating last week. The Yakima Valley league this year includes North Yakima, Toppenish, El lensburg, Kennewick and Paso. Seattle will witness the first real Marathon race in the northwest when the best distance runners on the Coast contest over the classic distance on Washington's birthday, Jack Atkin, carrying the weight of kin, carrying the crushing weight of 138 pounds, proved himself the cham pion sprinter of America when he won the Alhambra handicap at six furlongs at Santa Anita park today in a terrific drive by half a length from Dominus Arvi. The six furlongs were run in the remarkably fast time of 1:11 3-5 Negotiations are now pending for a meeting between W. S. C. and the Uni vercity of Oregon on the gridiron next fall. Hugo Kelly, the middeweight, and Joe Thomas, the California heavy weight, have been matched this month. Before a delegation of visiting horse lovers and newspaper men at M. W. Savage's stock farm at Savage, a sta tion near Minenapolis, last Tuesday the king of harness horses, Dan Patch, and the heir to royal honors, Minor Heir, were formally introduced, allowed to size each other up and for the first time to test each other's mettle for a quarte? of a mile spurt on the farm's famous covered track. The two passed the silent spectators nose and nose. The first race between Dan Patch and Minor Heir was declared a dead heat. ROOT ADVISES CALIFORNIA. Says Laws Must Agree With Treaties With Foreign Nations. Sacramento, Cal.—Governor Gillett has made public the text of a letter re ceived today from President Roosevelt with regard to ant i.Japanese legislation now di in the California legis j aturo . # | President Roosevelt begins by quot | ing a letter from the secretary of state J to Governor Gillett, in which Mr. Root said he saw no objection to the passage ' of a law which treated all aliens alike ! r. erty, but "to avoid conflict with the constitution of the United States such statute should contain an express pro vision excepting from its operation any rights secured by treaty between the United States and foreign nations.'' President Roosevelt then gives the text of a memorandum from Secretary ! ® oot which, he says, has his cordial approval. BUSSE SHOT WOMAN. Brother of Mayor of Chicago Was Ex amining Gun. Chicago, Feb. 1.—George Busse, brother of Mayor Frederick Busse, Sun day accidentally shot and killed Mrs. L. C. Tuckerman, 32 years old, wife of a fruit dealer at Milton, N. Y., while he was Showing the workings of a re volver to his mother. The shooting occurred in the Walton * . . .... to TT apartment . bal ding where Mrs. o , Tuckerman was v.s.tmg her father, General A. C. Girard, retired, who oc cupied an apartment in the building. Mrs. Tuckerman was twiced married. Charles Bush, her first husband, from as Oakland Cal ca- ' whom she was divorced, is said to be merchant at San Francisco and also of Have you seen the first robin t NORTHWEST STATES ITEMS OF IDAHO, MONTANA WASHINGTON AND OREGON. A Few Interesting Items Gathered From Our Exchanges of the Sur rounding Country—Numerous Acci-j dents and Personal Events Take Place—Outlook Is Good. WASHINGTON STATE NEWS. An epidemic of mumps, which is gradually growing to alarming pro portions, is sweeping among the school children of Bellingham. At Tacoma, while the fire depart ment was answering a call a truck was struck by a streetcar and the driver, J. W. Taylor, was seriously inpured, and Dan Noonan, a truckman, was hurt so badly that he wijl die. While blasting rocks five miles north of Prosser, Austin Gibbons was terri bly injured by a premature blast. The joint commission appointed by the Washington and Oregon legislat ures have reached an agreement on the Columbia river salmon fisheries ques tion. The agreement calls for a spring closod season from March 1 to May 1, a fall closed season from August 25 to September 10, a Sunday closed sea son from May 1 to August 25, the re peal of the two initiative laws passed by Oregon June, 1907, and also the mutual recognition of floating gear licenses. Operations have started on the model farm, four miles north of Kiona. By the records of the superior courts of Spokane county for 1908, 480 di vorces were granted. Farmers to the number of 25 or 30 at Garfield have formed the Coyote elub. The object is protection against the ravages of the little wolves. The peach crop in the Columbia river valley in the vicinity of Wallula has not been injured by the late frost. W. L. La Follette, the fruit king of Whitman county, states that the recent cold weather killed all the apricots and 75 per cent of the peach buds at his Wawawai orchards on the Snake river. No trace has been found of Lewis Rummel, the Tukanon farmer who dis appeared from the ranch of his broth er, George Rummel, recently. C. P. Bissett, who recently pur chased an orchard tract on Lake Che lan, is a Lincoln student, and has in his library over 800 volumes relating to the emancipator. Acting under a telegraphic order from the superintend nt, Agent George Blake of the O. R. & N. this morning laid off the section foreman and em ployes at Washtucna. All the agents on the Connell branch received similar orders. C. T. Booth has resigned as postmas ter for Washtucna after eight years of service. The new town officers have been giving their attention to ridding Con nell of its undesirable citizens. The assessors Of the state will urge the legislators to increase the salaries of assessors, making them equal to the salaries of county auditors. Auditors now receive $2400 and assessors $2200 a year. Surveyors are now approaching the mouth of Deadman creek with an ex tension of the old Cox survey running out of Colfax and terminating at Wil cox, in Whitman county. These sur veyors have brought the line to the north side of Snake river, at Pene wawa, crossed the river at that point and now have almost reached the mouth of the Deadman stream, which empties into Snake river at Central Ferry, in Garfield county. Farmers of Columbia county, at 1 ast 20 in number, will attend the state convention of the farmers' un ion at Spokane, February 7 to 9. The new North Yakima depot will cost $60,000. Police Chief Thomas Story of North Yakima has issued orders that all dis orderly women must leave town. James Dawson, for many years one of the best known attorneys in Spo kane, is dead. There is a coal famine in Kahlotus. Three tourist cars, a Pullman sleep er and a dining car carrying 100 or moro Spokane business and profession al men and ministers as a bodyguard to Billy Sunday, left Sunday night for Olympia. Sunday addressed two mass meetings in the Olympia theater and spoke to a joint session of the house and senate. Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound surveyors have run a line from Plummer, Idaho, by the way of Rock creek, to Rockford, this state. Two mill hands, Moros Scheffln, aged 18, and Arthur Gestland, aged 30, be came involved in a quarrel at a saw mill near Oakville, on the west side, and Sheffin seized Gestland and forced him onto the edge of the saw. Gest land was literally ripped open, suffer ing a terrible injury, from which he expired in a few minutes. IDAHO ITEMS. J. N. Thennes of Spokane has leased for 10 years the $250,000 Samuels ho tel at Wallace, the finest hostelry but one in the state. Emma Goldensmith of Wallace was found not guilty of assault with intent to commit murder. Defendant was ac cused of shooting at Ed C. Scott, an employe of the Snowstorm mine at Mul lan, after warning him to desist un loading timbers on property which she claimed. The defense had alleged she shot at Scott with a rifle, while evi dence introduced showed the weapon to be a shotgun. Weiser is an applicant for the state deaf and blind school. The building in which the institution was located was burned at Boise last winter. Boise also wants the institution. Joint operation of the Grangeville Riparia line is to become effective March 1, according to reports. Articles of incorporation have been filed in Kootenai county incorporating the Blackwell Lumber company. The capital stock is placed at $2,500,000 and Coeur d'Alene is designated as the prin cipal place of business. The directors named are F. A. Blackwell, B. R. Lewis, Fred B. Grinnell, G. R. Smith and Ray M. Hart. This company is understood to merge the B. R. Lewis Lumber company, the Idaho Northern railroad (the Lewis road), the local timber interests of the Menasha Woodenware company and a portion of the Blackwell interests. It is claimed that the B. R. Lewis mill will be started in a few days. Sev eral hundred men will be employed and the plant improved. The planer has already started. The new organization means the close of trials of the B. R. Lewis plant, which had been forced to close. Gaylord W. Thompson of Lewiston, to whom the state land commission voted a lease, yet to be executed, giv ing him exclusive right to mine for iron ore on 8000 acres of Nez Perce county land, secured a certified copy of the board 's minutes on the subject. This dndSicates Thompson intends to take the matter to the courts in case Gov ernor Brady refuses to sign the lease. The governor has held up the lease pending a more detailed investigation. During a short session of the house Saturday the Winship bill providing for a bridge over the St. Joe river at St. Maries was placed on final pas sage and referred to the appropriation committee. The Y. M. C. A. is announced for Grange ville. The short winter course for farmers opened at Idaho university Monday with a large attendance. Professor Elias Nelson, who is in charge of the state experiment station at Caldwell, as expert in irrigation, will be present and jgive a series of lectures on irri gation farming. » Shoshone county's finances were in excellent shape January 2, the close of the last fiscal quarter of 1908, accord ing to the report of County Auditor Fairweather, just made, in which it is stated that the cash on hand that date amounted to $287,625.40. Collec tions during the three months amount ed to $285,661.56, and of this the 1908 taxes yielded $20^,113.11. Warrants wore redeemed in the sum of $17, 355.91 and January 1 the outstanding warrants amounted to $128,158.05. MONTANA NOTES. The season of 1908-1909 has been suc cessful in the vicinity of Troy. It is estimated that $3000 worth of raw furs have been shipped from that station this winter. Mr. Bartlett, a pioneer of Flathead county, killed a 500-pound sil vertip bear about a mile east of town. This made the 109th bear he has killed, a record held by few big game hunters. G. H. Grubb, a Kalispell lawyer and one of the complainants, recently gave the legislature the essence of his charge to the effect that the state had received only $1.50 a thousand for timber, exclusive of the land; that the records in the land office had been al tered to suit "dummy purchasers and that the provisions of the enabling' act had been violated in sales at less than $10 an acre and that the statutes were contravened through sale of more than 160 acres to single individuals. • Announcement is mad by Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul contractors that the Taft (Mont.) tunnel, 7000 feet in length, the longest on the Pacific ex tension, will be completed February 7. This tunnel is the remaining gap on the Coast line. Through freight traf fic from St. Paul to Seattle is expected in a little over a month. • George Frankhauser, who was sen tenced last week to life imprisonment for having extracted $40,000 from the registered mails of a Great Northern train, is now confined in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan. OREGON SQUIBS. Domand for 15 to 25 per cent wage increase will be made by several branches of the Portland building trades council April 1. The most important gathering of farmers ever held in Athena is an nounced for Saturday, February 6, when an all-day session of the state farmers' union will be held. Incorporation articles of the Port land, Baker City & Butte Electric Railroad company were filed in Port land Saturday, with Mark W. Gill, H J. Martin and C. D. Charles as incor porators. Eastern interests are said to be behind the project, which capitalized at $2,000,000. The road __ to run, say the articles of incorpora tion, eastward through Clackimas county, across the Cascades south of Mount Hood to Trout creek on the Deschutes river, Burnt Ranch and on through Grant and Wheeler counties to Baker City, and from Baker City across Idaho into Montana and to Butte. Sees Dog, Dies of Fright. Philadelphia, Pa.—Albert J. Winn, 3 (years old, died here Sunday of fright caused by seeing in the street a dog ! which bit him seven weeks ago. LAND FRAUD CASES SECRETARY GARFIELD AJKS BIG FUND TO COURT THEM. A Large Portion of the Lands Are Lo cated in the Northwest—People Im plicated Well Entrenched as Defective Land Laws Make It Difficult to Main tain Prosecutions. Chicago.—Since Secretary of the In terior Garfield made his sensational declaration that cases of land fraud involving the theft of portions of the public domain valued at $114,000,000 were ponding in the federal courts or under investigation by his department, he has receivod information of still more extensive frauds, says a Wash ington dispatch to the Chicago Record Herald. Secretary Garfield at first asked for an appropriation of $500,000 to carry on the investigation, but the reports reaching him show that the frauds are so numerous and of such a character that the amount will not suffice, and he now asks for $1,000,000 to be used in the work. The almost herculean task of un earthing the gigantic frauds in the public lands, which are alleged to ex ist, is strikingly shown in a statement of Chief of the Field Service Schwartz, who reports to the secretary that "combinations are frequently so well organized and so aided by defective public land laws as to present an al most impossible task in securing evi dence, or recovering lands worth hun dreds of thousands of dollars." Some Northwest Cases. In giving out a summary of the larger cases affected by charges of fraud or illegality now pending, classi fied by states or financial divisions, the department omits details of identifi cation and names of parties in cases still under investigation, for the rea son that the parties are entitled to such protection until investigation develops facts warranting their presentment to a proper tribunal, and, on the other hand, present publishing of details would, generally, embarrass further inquiry in a case. Following are the cases in the north west: Washington and North Idaho. In United States court— 1. United States vs. Flynn, to re cover 160 acres of improved lands, $8000. 2. United States vs. Multnomah M. & D. company, to recover 256 acres of land, $10,000. 3. United States vs. Barbee, to re cover 640 acres of coal lands, $64,000. 4. United States v. Kettenbach et al., to recover 8481 acres of timbered lands worth about $20 per acre, $170,000. 5. United States vs. Hope Lumber company, timber trespass, $7000. 6. United States vs. Bunker Hill Mining company, value not given. In department— 1. To recover 6000 acres timber and fruit land in the Colville Indian res ervation, held on mining claims, $300,000. Oregon. In United States court— 1. United States vs. Kribbs et al., to recover timber lands, having commer cial value of $200,000. 2. United States vs. C. A. Smith, two suits to recover timber lands, hav ing commercial value of $750,000. 3. Twenty-one allied suits to can cel 47 entries of heavily timbered lands, $235,000. In department— 1. Case involving 75 timber en tries, $200,000. 2. Case involving block of pine, heavy stand, 10,000 acres, $250,000. 3. Two unlawful enclosures of over 140,000 acres of vacant land; value not given. 4. One lot of coal entries on timber land in national forest, $200,000. Montana. In the United States court— 1. United States vs. B. F. Howard et al., to recover value of timber lands entered under the mining laws, $40, 000. 2. United States vs. Anaconda Cop per company, timber trespass, $64,934. In department— 1. United States vs. McCune et al., trespass of 720,000 cords of wood, stumpage value, $360,000. 2. Eighty tracts of coal land, en tered under the timber and stone act; actual value $100 per acre, $1,280,000. 3. One lot 4000 acres, agricultural land worth $25 per acre, acquired un der the desert land act, $100,000. 4. One case involving lands worth $100,000. 5. Timber trespass in Missoula dis trict, stumpage, $500,000. 6. One railroad and lumber tres pass case, Missoual district, $500,000. 7. Timber trespass case, Billings district, $50,000. 8. Land conspiracy, lands at $5 per acre, $100,000. 9. United States vs. Libbey Placer Mining company, timber lands held under mining locations, $250,000. Cases Pending. There are set for trial and hearing 1021 cases before local land offiecs upon reports by special agents and forest officers, including the following in the northwest: Oregon, 141; Wash | ington, 25; Montana, 227; Idaho, 25. There are also pending in ^ partment of justice and United St t courts upon reports by special a the following cases: Timber tresL** 161; suits to recover lands, 490 - lawful fencing of public lands' criminal cases, 321; total, 1094.' MINES PAY $150,000,000. Coeur d'Alcnes Produce Great Wwn, of Ore in 1907 and 1908. ^ The record of production by the eil. ver, lead, gold and copper mines of the Coeur d'Alene district within the W year or two and the splendid showing made by dividends declared and paid b 1907 and 1908 are a fitting climax to the record for the last quarter of a cea tury, in which these mines have con tributed to the metallic wealth of the country in round numbers $150,000 000 Of this vast sum the lead mined was valued at $100,000,000, silver at $ 46 . Allfl A A A V. J J n 4 e a aa aa#. a. 000,000 and gold at $5,000,000. Coppe'i n TÏ /I 7ITWI m I n OQ lVlVAiirrV> Aol. il __ ■»• • _ _ - ' • '"'upURJI and zinc mines throughout the district are coming to the front as wealth p ro . ! Queers very rapidly, and it is predicted ! that before many years copper especial, lv will be one of the principal producta There is no doubt as to the existence of rich deposits of zinc, but the ore is of such a nature that more simplified and cheaper processes of separation must be found before many of the zinc produc ing properties will be worked with profit. The Bunker Hill and Sullivan and Federal Mining and Smelting company's four mines yielded in profits, divided among the stockholders prior to Janu I ary 1, 1908, $15,678,000. During the last year these properties paid dividends amounting to $1,845,000, and the Bunker Hill and Sullivan paid in Janu ary of this year $75,000. The figures for the Hercules mine are only estimates, as the dividends are not made public as in the case of other properties. It is known, however, that the Hercules has paid to date profits amounting to about $3,324,000, of which more than $500,000 was paid last year and a dividend of $48,000 declared for the current month on the 20th. The Snowstorm at Mullan has yielded to date $645,000, including a $45,000 dividend in January, 1909. The Hecla has paid 67 dividends in varying amounts, including $20,000 for this month, and a total to date of $1,730 000. The year of greatest production was 1907, but there is no doubt that it would have beon exceeded by last year had it not been for the depression in financial circles and the prevailing low price of lead and silver. the Mining in Many Camps. The pooling of the stock of ___ Jumbo Mining company and placing the same in escrow in a Spokane bank, to be sold for 5 cents por share, is the culmination of the failures that have characterized the management of one of the most promising properties the Buffalo Hump district. The Inland Empire Copper company, operating property near Troy, Idaho, has 12 cars of ore blocked out ready for shipment. Word comes from Grangeville that the Florence Ore company has been organized to prospect claims in the Florence district. Two 70 foot tunnols have been com pleted and crosscutting is to com mence on the property of the Keno Mining company, located on Snake river, near Pittsburg landing. S. W. Thompson and associates will begin work this spring, prospecting along the north fork of the Clearwater river with diamond drills to determine the strata. Ore for the first shipment from the Butte and Coeur d 'Alene in the Gentle Annie gulch is being loaded at Lar son siding, near Mullan, Idaho, and the management of the mine announces that this will be followed by regular shipments. John and James Callahan, owners of the Callahan mine on Sunset moun tain, near Wallace, are dated over the strike made recently, when eight feet of solid galena was encountered. It is the biggest strike made on the moun tain. The flume and machinery of the Golden Winnie, the tungsten mine at Murray, Idaho, are frozen up tight, and as a result it has been decided to abandon all work until spring. John S. Danforth and son, R. S. Danforth, owners of the Aziscoos group of six claims in the heart of the Dixie district, say they have spent two years developing the property and have six veins of good ore. The main ledge is about four feet wide and runs $16 a ton, mill test. The big boiler for the Alberta Min ing company is now on the road be tween Elk City and Stites and will he installed as soon as it reaches its des tination, which is about 12 miles southeast of Elk City. Council, Idaho.—Work at the White ley coal mines on Middle fork has been temporarily suspended, owing to the mine filling with water during the floods. Captain E. W. Johnston, one of the most prominent Nome mine operators, said today that he had received infor mation by the last Nome boat in No vember, that Nome miners are demand ing an increase of $1 a day and the mine owners, as a rule, are refusing the demand. The miners work on an average eight hours a day and have been receiving $3 a day and board. There are about 1200 miners involved. Governor Cosgrove Suffers Setback. Governor S. G. Cosgrove of Washing ton left Portland for California at 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning in a private car attached to the Southern Pacifie train. Mr. Cosgrove has experienced a serious setback to his condition.