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THE POLICE MINNEAPOLIS MEN ARRESTED AS STAMP THIEVES. ACTIONS WERE SUSPICIOUS Believed to Be Connected With the Big Chicago Robbery of Last Year. Chicago, Nov. 25.-Under guard of central station detectives and United States secret service men, two men, said to be brothers, were held pris oners all last night in a room at the Wyoming hotel on Clark street. They are believed to be the men, or, at least, members of the gang that rob bed the Chicago postoffice last year of stamps and money to the value of $100,000. The detectives yesterday recovered $2,000 in postage stamps, still in the sheets as they came from the Unit ed States engraving department. Al though the police refuse to discuss their haul, tell-tale marks on these sheets are said to prove that the stamps are part of those taken in the big robbery of October 21, last year. The men, both of whom are said to have held responsible positions in Chi cago at the time of the postoffice rob bery, arrived in Chicago Friday. They registered at the Wyoming as E. H. and E. B. Fuller of Minneapolis, and said they were brothers. On Saturday E. H. Fuller, who formerly was employed with A. Booth & Co., is said to have approached members of that firm and endeavored to dispose of $1,500 worth of postage stamps. The firm, suspecting that all was not right, notified Inspector Stuart. who at once detailed detec tives on the case. In the meantime mysterious telegrams were almost honrly being received at the hotel. These Chief Clerk Charles B. Comee, on the advice of Inspector Stuart, in tercepted and turned ever to the de tectives. The messages were from a third per son, who signed only his first name, and told of having disposed of the "swag" and of being westward-bound with a big sum of money to be divid ed. The last telegram received was dat ed a short distance east of Chicago. and stated that the writer would ar rive here Sunday morning. Upon receipt of this message the force of detectives at the hotel was doubled. Yesterday afternoon a stranger approached the desk, looked carefully over the register and, on scanning the page containing Fri day's arrivals. registered his name. He had no baggage aside front a small hand-bag, whith he placed carefully on the counter. In paying his bill in advance he dis played a large roll of mon<,y, the smallest bill in which, Clerk Comee declares was of a $10 denomination The man seemed laboring under some excitement and, after glancing around the hotel lobby, picked up his satche and i4,t. Shortly afterward the two Fullers came tiown stairs. They hurriet over to the register and glanced ove the arrivals: When their eyes fel on the newcomer's name, they started then caiied for their overcoats. "t fore they could leave the hotel the: were placed under arrest. In the meantimt two detectives hat quietly walked rapidly norlh or Clark street. The third man, who appeared at ltl hotel this morning, is believed t have been taken into custody, al though the postoffice authorities wi neither confirm nor deny the repor ALL LOOK ALIKE TO JEFF. Willing to Meet the Man With Whom Best Terms Can Be Made. San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 25.-Jef fries dropped into the cafe .f his manager, Billy Delaney, the other day when least expected, and as was natural the conversation at once drift ed to Jeff's future ring plans. Jeffries expressed himself as pleased that he was to go on the road with F Azsim mons and said that be expected the engagement to prove a profitable .e.e for them both. When asked about fighting, Jeffli s replied: "Well, I am ready to do business. The man who will make me the best inducements I'll fight. Though I am not ma~tched with Corbett, I would just as soon fight him as anybody But I want to say that there can. be no splitting of the purse with me. The match must be' made in public, for I wat the public to know on just :, :teruu5 I gt,,'ghad I can't stand for any more' bandages. A fighter who can't fight without tying his hanU!s up in hard bandages cannot do business with me, and that is all there is to it. I have no preferences .s to which man I shall fight. Cor bett, Ruilin, t.arke , McCoy, all look alike to me. t: cu one I can make the best terms with I'll meet." BREAKS COAST RECORD.' James McGrath Makes Bowling Score of 297 in a Competition. Los Angeles, Nov. 25.-At the Coli seum alleys yesterday afternoon, in the presence of a score or more of spectators, in a free-for-all tenpin game, James McGrath bowled a score of 297. Besides himself, there were in the game Frank Koller, Fred Dee and Milton Swearingen. In accomplishing this feat McGrath did many things. First of all, he made what local players believe to be th'e highest score ever rolled in competition this side of Chicago. In addition to establishing this new rec ord, he won a $50 purse offered by the Coliseum management to the bowler beating Johnny Mennard's score of 287. Some of the highest scores rolled in the city have been made on the Coli seum alleys. Young. an unknown quanitity, set the style months ago when he rolled up a score of 274, then thought to be the highest ever rolled on the coast. All the scores possible from 274 to 279 have since been made. This last stood for a long time, until a month or so ago Mennard rolled 287 in a match game. McGrath's score of 297 probably will stand for a long time. OBJECT TO THE MORMON SALT LAKE MINISTERS OPPOSED TO APOSTLE SMOOT. DON'T WANT HIM IN SENATE Pass Resolutions and Start Campaign Which They Hope Will Defeat His Election. Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 25.-The ministerial alliance of Salt Lake has adopted resolutions strongly oppos ing the proposed election to the Unit ed States senate of Reed Smoot, one of the 12 apostles of the Mormon church. A copy of the resolutions will bie sent to every ministerial alli ance of prominence in the country and also to President Roosevelt. every congressman and United Sitaes sen ator and others prominent in political life. The resolutions in part follow: We protest this endeavor to elect Apostle Smoot to the United States senate as an endeavor to force upon the citizeins of U-tah a union of the church and state. The election of a man who holds the highest nllice save one in the gift of the Mo:rmon church Sto the highest office save one in the I gift of the people of Utah or the Unit ed States. woull Ibe a moenace( to our civil:ed and religious beliefs. No oth 1 or church has dared to attempt such r an ec:clesiastical invasion of con gress. The election of Apostle Reed Smoot for the United States senate n ould virtually be the election of the will of the Mormon first presidency and 12 1 apostl:s to that body. As a consistent a mem!ier of the Mormon altostoL.i-e G.;moc' cannot make an important e move without getting permission or D taking counsel of the quorum of Mor - ion high priests to which he belongs. 11l By virtue of his apostolic vows he t. must act first as a Mormon apostle and second or third as a citizen of Utah and a patriotic American. We protest because the majority of the Mormon apostolate, to which he belongs, and with which he works in harmony, are living in polygamous relations in violation of covenants s made to the people of the United r States, as well as in violation of the .s criminal statutes of Utah. The two t- or three apostles who may be living s monogamous lives are obliged to de ýe fend the righteousness of the polyga 1- mous system of marriage and to wink 0 at the lawbreaking polgamous rela tion of their fellow apostles. The Morman apostolate stands as one man before the community as directly or indirectly encouraging or conniv 5. ing at the continuance of polygamous st relations throughout the Mormon in church. The 'vigorous and rigorous id execution of a law like the Edmunds ly Tucker law in this state would drive te the president of the Mormon church me and the majority of his apostles into )r exile or throw them in prison within st 12 months and Apostle Smoot dare not il oppose such polygamous conditions. 'DEMOCRATIC DARK HORSE BROUGHT TO LIGHT AS A PRESI DENTIAL CANDIDATE. WILLIAMS BOOM STARTED The Illinois Congressman Is Now Be ing Groomed by His Friends in Egypt. Chicago, Nov. 24-Democratic news papers of southern Illinois are boom ing Congressman James Roberts Wil liams of Carmi, White county, for the democratic presidential nominee in 1904. The White county Democrat sounded the first trumpet for Wil liams and the Springfield Register joins in the refrain. Congressman Champ Clark of Missouri, also sec onds the nomination. Friends of "Bob" Williams, as he is familiarly known in Egypt, say his run against Pleasant T. Chapman of Vienna, was phenomenal and puts him in line for high honors as representa tive of the Illinois democracy. The Williams district was cut out by the 1901 apportionment as a republican territory, Senator Chapman having engineered the gerrymander with particular reference to his own can-. didacy as Williams' apponent. The Williams district gave McKinley a plurality of 2,252 in 1900, but Wil liams carried it November 4 by near ly 300. The same territory in 1892 was car ried by Fifer for governor by 1,720, by Tanner in 1896 by 1,523 and by Whittemore for state treasurer in 1898 by 1,809. The district includes Clay, Edwards, Pope, Saline, Wayne and White counties. Congressman Williams served in the fifty-first, fifty-second, fifty-third, fif ty-sixth and fifty-seventh congresses and in 1900 was chairman of the Illi nois delegation to the Kansas City 1 convention. He was slated as Illi nois member of the committee' on resolutions, but was shifted to the dele gation chairmanship to make room for Carter H. Harrison, who was named on the resolutions committee, e~ed who, like Williams. was a delegate at large to the democratic national convention. Congressman 'Williams graduated from the University of In diana and the Union College of Law. , Chicago, and has practiced law at s Carmi ever since 1876. He also has served as master in chancery and county judge in White county. For years he has been one of the best . Inown democratic leaders in southern known democratic leaders in southern Illinois. It was taken for granted by the republican state bosses that Wil liams would be defeated from his gerrymandered district, although the Williams, Kern and Smith districts in southern Illinois were regarded by democrats as doubtful territory. Sen ator Chapman made a desperate cam paign and was backed by a strong organization, but Williams' popularity among the agricultural and union la bor elements was a handicap he could not overcome. In personal appearance Williams is slight and wiry, having, however, a dignified bearing and a swarthy com plexion. In many respects the Carmi statesman is a counterpart of Law rence Y. Sherman, who has been dub Williams supported Bryan in 1896 bed by his friends "the singed cat." and 1900, but is regarded as a con servative leader and has the confi dence, apparently, of the so-celled re constructionists in the democratic party. His defeat of Chapman is gen erally accepted as one of the sur prises of the congressional election in Illinois this fall. PRAISE FOR CASEY. Efforts of American Admiral to Settle War Appreciated. Panama, Nov. 24.-At the confer ence Thursday on the Wisconsin, Rear Admiral Casey acted as mediator and peacemaker. Admiral Casey, in a brilliant speech, extended to the ne gotiators his heartfelt good wishes, highly praising them for th( ir judg ment and patriotism and their ar rangement of suhli a delicate matter. General Cobas, chief of Minister Per cuoma's staff, who spoke in English, made an eloquent reply and thanked the gallant admiral for the hospitality and attention the negotiators 1had re ceited on board his flagship, and also for his generous interest in the ar rangement to bring about pace in that zone of Colombian territory. It is said that the utterances of General Cobas brought tears to thei eyes of General Herrera. General Herrera and his secretaries have arrived at Agna Dulce, accom panied by a government commission er bringing the news of the conclusion of peace to the gunboat Bogota in or der to prevent a fight with the Padilla, should they meet. General Salazar, governor of Panama, has set all the political prisoners at liberty. The commander of the British cruis er Phaeton offered General Salazar to communicate the news of the treaty of peace to Captain Marmaduke, the commandater of the Bogota. The offer was accepted and the Phaeton sailed last night. PLANS CORNER IN CORN. St. Louis Man Manipulating the De cember Option. St. Louis, Nov. 24.-Thomas Cleage, of St. Louis, is said to be manipulat ing the speculative situation in corn in St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas City, the three principal receiving centers. His brokers were busy boost-I ing prices in all these markets today, where they were not feeding out to the bears who had sold them the corn. It is the December option that Mr. Cleage is working. He began buying corn for that month's delivery when the price was several cents below where it is now and has been adding daily to his purchases as prices grad ually rose. It is estimated that his holdings of December corn in the St. Louis market alone are 2,000,000 bushels and that in Chicago he con trols considerable in excess of that amount, but not as much in Kansas City. Today was the first day that he really cut loose and established the fact that he had control of the situa tion. Cleage was interested in the recent corner of the September op tion and, it is said, cleared a hand some profit on that deal. Messages from Chicago and Kansas City receiv ed today state that brokers supposed to represent Cleage have been mark edly active in those centers. M'GEARY FOUND GUILTY. Jury Brings in Verdict of Murder in Second Degree. Anaconda, Nov. 24.-At 9:30 o'clock this morning the jury in the McGeary murder case brought in a verdict of murder in the second degree against John McGeary for the killing of Wil liam J. Evans at the Washoe' smelters on the 19th of last July. The jury al so fixed the penalty at 12 years in the state penitentiary. In rendering this verdict the instructions of the judge were disregarded, they being for mur der in the first degree or acquittal. The jury was out nearly 50 hours. The verdict, however, was reached at 11. o'clock last night, but the jur ors decided to wait until morning 1,- fore making it known and even the bailiff who spent the night with themc was not aware that an agreement had been arrived at. Sentence will be passed by Judge Napton tomorrow morning. McGeary, when asked how he liked the verdict, replied that his lawyers had been unfair to him throughout the trial, and that they might just as well asked for a verdict against him as to act as they did. His attorneys were aware that McGeary was angry at them because he did not like the idea of displaying his treasured in ventions in court. Several times dur ing the trial he would not speak to them. HAS LOCATED HEAVEN. California Scientist Makes Startling Announcement. l.os Angeles, Nov. 24.-Dr. Stephen B Bowers. examiner of the state min ing bureau, geologist, astronomer and believer in the inspiration of the Scriptues, at a meeting of the Church of the Nazarine this evening announic e ed that he had discovered the loca tion of heaven, and that it is a "con cave abutting sphere." A sensational Sscene followed. By many of those present the doctor's dictum was hail ed as the greatest revelation made since the new era dawned. Dr. Bowers said he had submitted his theory to five learned pedagogues, and they have been unable to contro - vert him. The gentlemen are: Prof. ,r E. E. Barnard, Prof. W. F. Burnham d of Chicago, Prof. C. A. Young, of the a Princeton observatory, Prof. James E. , Keeler and Prof. Simon Newcomb, of the naval observatory at Washington, D. C. V- The lecture has been prepared by Dr. Bowers, after 14 ycirs study, he - says. Dr. Bowers quotes the Hebrew , word: "Galgal." translated "Heav ( cn." literally a wheel, expressing a y rotary movement and the l.atin "Co a. leum" (lI:taven) showing that the pri o mary notion is a covered vaulted r. space 'akin to our word "hollow." He a declares there must be matter out it side the heavenly planets to keep them ii in their places or they would shoot )f off into space. ST. lOHN'S HEADACHE CURE wI"' ure your headache. Sold by a- Chapale Drug Co. SHE DENIED HER IDENTITY BUT LATER CONFESSED TO THE POLICE OFFICERS. MADAM LA BONTA LOCATED Woman Wanted in Butte as Witness in Cayley Case Arrested in California. San Francisco, Nov. 25-Madame La Bonta, who is wanted at Butte, in ,onnection with the murder of Dr. Cayley last October was arrested here this afternoon. Madame La came here several days ago from Seattle and registered under the name of Mrs. O. Moore of Chicago, but did not remain at the hotel, go ing almost immediately to 415 Ellis street. She sent word to Butte to have her mail forwarded to 854 Geary street, but there is no such number. Under instructions from Butte the police had been searching for Madame La Bonta and arrested her on Market street. At first she denied her identity, but afterward admitted it. She refused to discuss her rea sons for leaving Butte. In an interview she stated Dr. Cay ley was killed as the result of the accidental discharge of his own pis tol and that she merely engaged in a friendly scuffle with him. JOSIE WAS SENSIBLE. Wedding Feast Was Not Delayed by Non-Arrival of Bridegroom. Paterson, N. J., Nov. 25.-There was a remarkable feast Saturday night at the home of Miss Josephine Jerdock. At the head of the table was the ef flgy of a bridegroom-a suit of clothes stuffed with straw surmounted by a false face and a hat. The guests were hilarious and all their jokes were pointed at the effigy of the hus band. Miss Jerdock was to have been mar ried last night to Raymond Hopper. Hopper did not appear and the girl decided not to disappoint her guests so she prepared the effigy and her friends had a good time just the same. CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE. iJ) President Consults With Many on e Message Matters. d Chicago, Nov. 25.-William E. Cur tis, in his Washington correspond Ience to the Record-Herald, says: The president does not intend to afford any cause for criticism on account of im pulsiveness, which is generally sup posted to be his greatest fault. He is consulting everybody about his mes sage, and with the greatest candor, in order to obtain an accurate idea of tpublic sentiment. The chief points of inquiry are tariff :.visien and reciprocity. No person of importance calls at the white house without being questioned as to public sentiment on those subjects. and natu rally a good deal of advice of more or less value is being handed out by the statesmen who are coming to town to attend the session of congress. The president has written several senators and members in whose judg ment he has great confidence, asking them to come early co that he may be able to confer with them before he finishes the recommendations for legislation in his message, and he wants to send that document to the printer next Friday. No president of recent years, none since Lincoln. has consulted so free ly or has been so anxious to "get next to the people" as President Roose velt. He has great respect for public opinion, and while he does not go so far as to accept the theory that the voice of the people is the voice of God, he realizes that this is a repre sentative goverhinent, and that he is and should be merely the selected in n strument for expressing the popular Swill. Annual Bazaar and Supper. The Ladies' Aid society of the C.n gregational church will give their an nual bazaar and supper Tuesday and e Wednesday, December 2 and 3, in the church parlors. Any one who has not been solicited and has articles they would like to give may leave same with Mrs. Clark at parsonage. Enormous Bear Killed. 0 White Sulphur Springs, Nov. 24. t Frank Carrier and his son George of n Sheep Creek last week killedl one of ot the largest bears ever seen in this county. The animal was killed near the Bayard ranch, on Black Butte E creek, and weighed more than 600 Spounds. AFTER VENEZUELA. England and Germany Both Contem plae Reprisals. London, Nov. 24.-Great Britain is contemplating serious reprisals against Venezuela. The Associated Press also is informed that Great Britain is acting with Germany in all matters relating to the present state of affairs to Venezuela. Whether the contemplated action will be in the form of a joint naval demonstration, accompanied by or following the sev erance of diplomatic relations, is a matter now being discussed in Berlin and London. There is reason to be lieve that the British government has either been officially or otherwise in formed that the United States will not intervene in any demonstration hav ing the object of protecting property rights of British citizens or their in terests in Venezuela. The Venezuelan protest against the action of the British sloop-of-war Fan time in entering the Orinoco river in spite of the blockade has now been received by the British foreign office, but it is only one of many which have been coming in for the past month. A foreign office official said to a rep resentative of the Associated Press: "We regard this latest publication as merely an endeavor to cover up the real issues and blind the eyes of other nations to our frequent de mands for an 'explanation of and re paration for the treatment of British subjects and their property. We have received absolutely no satisfaction. The Venezuelan situation appears ab solutely hopeless. We see nothing for it but the most serious measures." The presence of a German squadron in the Caribbean sea, it is believed, to some extent may be connected with possible joint action on the part of Great Britain and Germany. Gibson Family Disappears. Sioux City, Ia., Nov. 24.-The dis appearance of an entire family, with the exception of the husband, is a mystery the Sioux City police are attempting to solve. Mrs. G. Gibson, with her daughter, Fannie Bell, aged 20, and two sons, aged 7 and 9 re spectively, disappeared Monday and have not been seen since. The hus band can give no light on the mys tery. He has employed Marshal Harkness of Whiting to work on the case. STEEL PLANTS FOR INDIA. Factories Costing Millions of Dollars Will Be Built. Pittsburg, Nov. 24.-Resultant large ly from his recent visit to Pittsburg, James Etvi N. Tata, the millionaire manufacturer of Bombay, has arrang ed to go ahead with an iron and steel development in the Chanda district, central province of India, which will involve an expenditure of more than $12,000,000. Julian Kennedy, the air blast furnace expert, is acting as consulting engineer for the enterprise and H. Heim, formerly connected with the Carnegie Steel company, will sail for India within a few clays for the pur pose of taking up the preliminary work. It is planned to start the erection of plants within three months. Mr. Tata anticipates that India will. in the near fu;tu!le be independent of the world for supplies in iron and steel. Much of the 35,000 miles of railroad in India is laid with iron rails and within two years these will be replaced with steel. The development of the Chanda iron ore deposits, most of which are very rich, will, through the initiative 4 of this merchant prince of India, lead to the springing up of car shops, furnaces and a large variety of iron and steel industries, many of which will have to turn to America for their machinery. MURDER IS SUSPECTED. Body of Man Found Under Mysteri ous Circumstances. Minneapolis, Nov. 24.-Mystery sur rounds the finding of the body of a well-dressed man last night at the foot of a steep cliff in the city rock quarry. In one hand was clasped a collarbutton, evidently not belonging to the dead man. It offers the only clue to what the coroner and police believe was a5 murder. The victim has not been identified. Insurgents Still Have Army. Willemstad, Curacao, Nov. 24.-Gen eral Matos, the fugitive leader of the Venezuelan insurgents, says that the revolutionists still have 5,000 well armed men in the field and that great events will occur within a few days. Anxious Moments. Some of the most anxious hours of a mother's life are those when the little ones of the household have the croup. There is no other medicine so effective in this terrible malady as Foley's Honey and Tar. It is a house bold favorite for throat and lung trou ' bles, and as It contains no opiates Sor other poisons it can be safely giv Ien. Sold by Holmes & Rixon.