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VOL. XLV. HO. 308
. BOCK ISLAHD, ILL. "WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20. 1837.
STILL HANGS FIRE,
Luetgert Jury Has Not Yet
Reached a Conclusion
in the Case
EAELET AcE3 TOS lBST&UOnOSS.
Jidgm TjII. 1' II (ha Tatlra Drang'
H,tom II-m ali- Msy Ks.p TnanO.it
Alltho Vfs k-Ut.i. Hs Thar W'U
Stand II bil In Conviction by TvalgLt
Vailoaa Kss Uaup.nlD(atr tha Day.
Chicago, Out 20. After a night's
deep the Luetgert jury wia uiacb
refreshed and began deliberation
ngaia this morning. Up to 10 o'clock
thura were no signs of reaching a
"Tney 8tnd just as tbey did all
day ychterdaj," taid Bailiff Wdlcott
this morning. "There are no pros
pool of an atresia nt at thU hoar,
and I don't believe the jurors will
ever agree They stand eight for
conviction to four far acquittal."
For conviction and doath penalty,
the jury stands: Boyd, Bibby,
Heickhold, Mahoncy, Hoatner, Shaw,
Francen and Fowler. For acquittal:
Barber, Holabiid, Harloy and Beh
miler. There was a report during
the morning that Barber was waver,
ing and that he would soon vote with
the majority. 'J' ho minority has ar
gued since the beginning that there
la an element of doubt ia the cast;
that the corpus delicti was not es.
tabliiihed with sufficient directness
to convince them that Mrs. Luet
gert la dead. Therefore, they oon
tend that if they posses any doubt
tbey are ia duly bound under the
instructions of the court to give
J.uetgert the buoetit of it. For that
reason alone, it is said, these jurors
casftheir votes for acquittal.
Judge Tuthill railed the jury into
tourt at 10..J0. From a neighboring
window Juror Harley was seen shak
it g hand with the utiier jurors, and
it was believed a verdict was reach,
dd. Ten minutes litter the judge
ftnt tot the prisoner and Luetgert
was taken iuto court. The general
pinion at 11 o'cioc wns that th
judge was giving tho jnry further in
structions and enlightening them on
Louigtrt is ttill confident of ac
quittal. 'J. his mcraiiifr aj usual be
exercised lu the corridor in front of
his cell, lid at9 a hourly breakfast
nd appeared in the best of humor.
Juue Tuthill went home after
rending thn jury back. Before leav
ing he said ho might return this af
tvrnoon or evening. If then there
seemed the .liLiest chance for a
verdict he would Bond tbe jury back
for tho rent vt the week if necessary.
Tho state' attorney avft the reason
the jury wan railed by tbe judge was
that Jurur Har ley wanted to know
whether the jury could leave ont
certain evidence alloyi-ther and then
consider other evidence and make up
a vtidict from it. The judge said
the question was an improper oo
for liiru to rrswer. but intimated
that it would bo impossible tor theiu
to lo o. Toe q'jry excited laugh
ter from thoo oppoted to Harlej,
and it was uoiiceaMe that nine ju
rors laughed. Doneen rays Harley
W holding the jury and looks for h
disagreement. He believes befutc
n'.'ht the jury will stand II to 1.
Luetgert returned to the Jtil shortly
after II. As he passed down the cor
ridor to his cell he was plied with
quoptions by reporters. His d
lueanor implied that be had heard
nothing bud. "They didn't do any
thing in Ihrru," be said. 'They
ont for me and said I had to be in
court when anything of the kind
went on I went in but they d.du't
do a tnine; n u disagreement
sure." ald bo iioted prisoner as he
walked Ppringlngly to his cell. The
jury was detained soma time af.er
the prisoner returned to nil. A
rumor is that Judge Tuthill tbU
morning opened three letters offer
Inn bribes tJ the jury, but it is irn
possible to verify these, as the judge
and tboso connected wun me trial
' are absolutely inaccessible.
OMMiY OKFK.KS A UKIISK.
Iitm Jurj. but lutrrrrptrd H)
ChlonKii. 0 t. M Two letters offering
bribes to the fort-man of the Jury In the
huetxart ris have boon receivej by
Judite TtithlN, and are now In the
orsesstiifi of the slate's attorney. The
amount offered IS Sl.euo. Botn-letters
are signed "George Aft-ilL" State's At
torney Oeneon ia not disposed to regard
the attempted bribery seriously, but
Inspector Schaack. and Assistant State's
Attorwy McEwen look upon the matter
with suspicion. The first letter wasrecelved
last Monday -mornln. It was, dated Oct.
19, the day upon which It was original
ly believed the case would go to the
Jury. It is addressed to the foreman
of the Jury and says: "A powerful in
fluence ia at work to save Adolph I
Luetgert. Money ia scarce and In these
hard times $!00 or so comes in handy.
I have $1,V to divide among you
twelve men. If you want it have two
good men, smooth-faced, that are dis
creet, at the southeast corner of Ran
dolph and DearlxJrn street tomorrow at
1 o'clock p. m. Let them wear white
linen neckMes. or if they prefer It red
bow ties. Everything will be all right.
The money is secure in a Clark street
The second letter 1? under date of
Oct. 16, and Is also addressed to the
foreman of the Luetgert jury. It Is as
follows: "Why didn't you have the
young men at the southeast corner of
Itandulph and Dearborn streets, as sug
gested? In the present hard times $100
Is pretty utseful. If you will agree to
vote Luetgert free, we can yet araange
matters. Send the young men tomor
row." Judge Tuthill opens all nwil
sent to the Jurors and in this way these
letters fell into his hands. His honor
ia inclined to regard the letters as a
hoax, as is, also Deneen. In fact, the
State's attorney thinks the letters were
gotten up hy enterprising newspaper
reporters. Itoth letters were written on
fine linen paper In good penmanship
and enclosed in white linen envolpes.
During the afternoon yesterday the
Jury sent out for the map of L,uegert's
factory and surroundings, which has
bung In the court room since the trial
benan. It waa believed at firs that
soma point Wi refarenee to the vicinity
was under dtnousslon, but later informa
tion developed the fact that fhe jury in
order to circumvent the efforts of a
crowd of reporters who from the roof
tif an adjoining building were surve-ytng
them with telescopes had placed the
mop across tha window, shutting out
all rlsSvs of their room.
Tha Illinois ;Pjthtan.
Peoria. Ill, Oct. 2C Five hundred
representatives were present at the
mooting of the grand lodge Knights
of Pythias this morning. Applica
tions from Galesburg, Springfield
and Chicago for the next meeting
piace were referred to the committee
to report on the tompraiivb cofct of
meeting at tbe respective places.
The grand lodge r.mk wis conferred
on 8U past chancellors, pending tho
election of officers.
Unl 8m Eatatluhes a lUiemllan.
Washington, Oct., 20. Orders
were issued today creating a mili
tary reservation of the portion of
Alaska iTloir witMa a radius of 60
miles of hi. Michaels. This will en
able army officers to ureservo order
and protect propeity at the mouth of
Cp far a Fratsl Crime.
Metropolis. 111., Oct. 26 Seven
Italians have been brought from
Cartetvilie for safe keeping. They
murucrea a man earned icuDffSai-
nrday' night, brutally stamping out
nts brains and bowels, and George
Colombo cut the victim's heart oat
with a butcher knife.
Rayal BMkM tha tend para,
New Orleans. Oct 20. At 1 this
afternoon the board of health re
ported 30 new cases and 6ix deaths
from yellow fever.
Mobile, Oct. 20. r.ijht new cases
and onn death are reported from yel
low xever lonay.
TM I ifetahtra Meat.
Chicago, Oct. 20 "evcral of the
most prominent thief catchers of the
country, com Dosing the board of
governors of the ational Asto.na-
tion of Chiefs of Police, met todav
and formally organized the central
bureau for the Ideutibcation of crim
inals, with headquarters at Chicago.
As Voiced by Eugene V. Debs,
Henry George and Sam
uel Compers. .
0YEETHR0W OF TEE WAGE SYSTEM
Illinois Woman's C'.nbi.
Jacksonville, 111 , Oct. 20. The
morning session of the State Federa
tion of Woman's clubs was devoted
to addresses. Tbe federation is in a
Fonrl of Pi llnan.
Chicao, Oct. 20. It has been de
cided to holdtbe fuaeral of the late
Girge M. Pullman Saturday at 2 p
tu., from his late residence.
km wm'mmi ea ara i
Tlunter SnUJrnly Disappear.
Three Lekes, Wis., Oct. 20. Frederick
French, who Fettled here many years
ago and who has made a business of
hunting and trapping, suddenly disap
peared from his shanty sixteen miles
east of this place about two weeks ago,
and has not been found. His friends
fvjer foul play, ai he had some money
in his pofses&liin, besides seven bear
skins, valued at about tioo.
fawngvr una i i-Kr(Agrauw
St. Louis, Oct. 20. Delegates repre
Mr.tlng r.early every important railroad
company tn the country were prcsnt at
the forty-st-cond annual convention cf
IJC American Association of General
Pass5nR(r and Ticket Agerts, wWch met
at tha Southern hotel about noon yes
terday for a three cayjf session.
,ttataiai .n ut l I iihappy ow.
Wttshlr.ptoa. Oct. . Th legattion cf
Guatemala received yesterday the fol
lowing dfepatch: "RvluLlon subdued
order restored all ever th country."
Diseasea often lark ia the blood
before they openly manifest them
selves. Therefore keep the' bio ad
pare with Hood's barsaparula.
Arnold's Bromo Celery cures head
aches; 10, 1& and 60 oenU. Beiss
The Point of the Social Democrat's Ra-
marks Lost Strike Help the New Move
Reference to the IK-ath of Pullman
Ceorge Belers to She Bazleton Tragedy
and Lays It to Individual Ownership
Call for a Federation Convention,
ew Tork, Oct. 20. Eugene V. Debs
addressed a mass meeting of afSak mak
ers last night. During tha course of a
ong speech Debs said: "You can al
ways rely cn us In Chicago to render
such assistance as lies in our power. I
agree with the proposition of abolishing
the wage system, but we cannot do it
today, or tomorrow, or the next day,
but while it remains we must do all we
can until it is finally abolished and
gives way to the co-operative system.
Every strike that Is lost reduces the
condition of the workers and hastens the
overthrow of the wage system. They
say that an empty stomach is the be
ginning cf wisdom. I deny it. A full
stomach i3. In my opinion, the beginning
of wisdom; and in that way alone can
be unified the economic and' political
forces until labor is finally eman
cipated." While Mr. Debs was talking
of the offer he had made to John D.
Rockefeller to line up S0.0OO starving
and ragged men along the lake front,
Chicago, to show the triumph of capital
over labor, some one In the audiance
shouted: "One of these angels is dead
Peace to his ashes," said Debs. "Mr.
Pullman would not arbitrate when he
had nothing to arbitrate. He is on
equality with tollers now."
Itenry Ceorge Keren to Labor Matters.
Henry George was out campaigning
last night and in the course of an ad
ores at Harlem, he said: "Mr. Mo
liugh, of the Longshoremen, told me
he had reen a pay-roll at Hazleton, Pa.,
end there were on It names of men who
drew only S to 20 cents a day. Think of
It! Men doing the hard work of these
coal miners for this miserable pittance.
And this was not paid In money, but in
store orders. These were the men who
were shot down at Hazleton. A little
later than this last night I went with a
newspaper man down on Broadway and
saw a long line of men waiting for a
dole of dry bread at a bakery where
the pcor are fed each night.
Says a Word Tor Public Ownenihlp.
"Is this city not rich enoutrh to. give
these man work? the liberty to work?
And when that is the case in thte city
do you wonder that those miners are
grlad to work for that pittance of 5 to 20
cents a day? Scientists tell us that ages
before man came -into this world these
black diamonds, these sparks of the
sun. had been placed in the ground for
the use of man. To whom do they le-
long? Our laws have made them the
property of individuals. This company
and that company have been given the
right to use them, own them and mine
them with the men to whom they pay
the mote, and to keep them at It comes
in the law a sheriff backed by rilles.
This Is America as It has been made.
This is our boasted democracy."
FEDERATION OF I. A HOR MEETING.
Gompem Calls a Convention ut Nashville
His liill or Complaint.
Washington, Oct. 20. President Sam
uel Gorr.pers, by Frank Morrison, sec
retary, has issued e cail to all affiliated
unions) for the seventeenth annual eon'
ventlon of the American Federation of
Labcr, to be held at Nashville, Tenn., in
the hall cf the house of representatives.
at 10 o'clock, Monday morning. Dec. 13
next. in session. is to continue until
all of the business of the con vention shall
have been completed. In the course of
the call he declares that "the wrongs
from which the workers suffer have not
been righted; the injustice Imposed upon
our ptoTtle remains unremidied: thecarer.
worked large mass and the unemployed
many are still testimony to the folly of
our age. ,
'The employment of children in our
factories and workshops, though modi
fied, lingers with us still, and the spec
tacle is witnessed of idle men and labor-
ously. busy children; legislatures more
concetned with the privileges of the few
than the rights cf rhe many; with pub
lic assemblage and free speech Invaded,
threatened or forbidden, and the modem
Judicial weapon of injunction utilized in
the effort to crueh labor. These rights
and wrongs and others of equal Impor
tance, but too numerous for rference
hers, must of necessity be considered by
the forthcoming convention.
Hlinois Bureau of Labor.
Springfield, 111. Oct. 20 The ninth
biennial report of the bureau cf labrr
statistics of Illinois s issued yesterday
by Secretary Ross. The repon is a vol-
iimincus one, treating priifcipaTly of
franchises and taxation, and Is" ore of
the most ccrr.prehenslve yet Issued bv
the bureau, covering several years, up
to and including Dee. 31, 1S$S.
Retail Liquor Dealers' Coventlon.
Indlarapolls. Oct. 20. The National
Association of 1 let ail Liquor Dealers met
here yesterday with 128 delegates pres
ent. Each delegate was accompanied by
two or three person, making the total
number In attendance about 400. Mayor
Taggart greeted the visitors and a repiy
was made by President Morriseey, of the
Gen. MrClernand Taken. 111.
Springfield. Tl!s., Oct. 20. The vener
able John A. McClernand was eeized
suddenly yesterday with a violent attack
of chills and fever and is quite HL He
was delirious for a time.
Struck on a Weighing Grievance. .
Moweaqua, Ills.. Oot. 20. All the min
ers at the coal shaft here struck yes
terday and the shaft Is again idle. The
grievance is local and relates to weigh
, Ins the pit can.
The Misses Stillman. rr
S and their London sue- Q
cess, in art. Their char- XJ
acteristics, and how they S
attained their fame. Life- n
S like pictures of them. S
g The October PURITAN.
yt io cents at news-stands. Si a yaar of Si
U Frank A. Munsey, New York. H
IS A QUESTION OF Ibcin int.
Vpon It DeiieuOs Whether a Kan Shall
Ilauc, for Murder.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 20. Mrs.
Eunice Lovir.e, aqcd 23 year, yesterday
Identified the bedy of a 2-year-old girl
taken from the Missouri river Sunday
morning as that of her daughter. 1'pon
her statements a watiar.t has been is
sued for the arrest of her husband, who
is in hidintf. The body when found was
weighted down with a heavy stone and
bore an ugly wound on the head Indicat
ing murder. Loving and his wife sepa
rated omrV:e since after quarreling
over the dls-poj-itii n of the child.
Jim 1 .ovine has been orrestej at
Hoxie, in western Kansas. He Immedi
ately stated that he had left the child
at the home of hin brother, near Lincoln
Center, Kan,, and In answer to tele
graphic inquiry the authorities at Lin
coln Centt r." ported that a child an
swering tho uee'-ription was at the
liTother's ho-j.?:. Mr. Lovine, however.
stoutly insists that the body here Is that
cf her child, and she is ttill more posi
tive as to tbe identity of the clothing
found with the body, as phe claims to
have sewed it alL The idtntity of the
child et Li:.ir;;i Ccnt.T wii! further
JUSTICE SEEI.13 TO MISCARRY
When aGlrl-Mnrrtrrrrlieft hut live Tears
and I-uter 1 I'anionvfl.
Chicago. Oet. 20. Accompanied hy a
party of fiif nds. and crying in a hyster
ical manner, Mr?. Wiihein'lr.e Werner,
mother of little Emma Werr.fr. who wn
n-urucrcd by Cectrre Cra'i; May 9, lf3".
called at fhe ofTic? uf Chi.V of P. ice Kip-
ley yiisteruay af i rnooii rr.J sought th-
assistance of the thief in pctif'.ir.g a pro
test to tioverncr Tanner and r.-qu( sting
the governor to rescind the pardon he
gave Crate lest Faturcay. The wi man
became hy.-;U ricsl r.s she dL"vus-i'd thi
murder of her daughter aU cri- aloud.
She told the i.ief she would t-tsrt lart
right ar.-J v.aik to .vnrii-.snVid fur the
purpose i f s.-cirg tlr.verr.i r Tar.rer and
to plead with him to withdraw the rar
(ion which has already b. en crcnt'Al
Of ccur? the protest Is too late. PutiM
being freely sicr-id. Emwa V.'err.cr was
only 7 years o'.d v. r.eri thl? dastard mur
dered her. pleaded ruilty and th'
Jury gave him five years! Now beea
he Is dying of consumption the governor
has pardoned him.
ONE GOVERNOR TO ANOTHER.
Lonfeiana Say to M:siHi "It's a Long
Time lti-l:e.-r. Qiintimtlnes."
New Orleans. OH. 20t The yellow
fevtr has developed lq Batrm Rouge
and the governor of Louteiana Is naw
a cajlrs In his capital It is Just th
Other way with the governor of Missis
sippi. He Kas not been able for & month
to get Apto his cmpital. As the governor
of MtoaUsippi said to the governor of
Louisiana, it is a long time between
New Orleans. Oct. 20. The report of
the yellow fever here shows an increase
of new eases to 56 in one day; deaths.
4; total cases to date, 821; total deaths,
104. At Mobile, 5 new cases; Clinton.
Miss., 1 new case; Edwards, Miss., 4
new cases; Montgomery, Ala., 4 cases;
Scrantcn, Miss., 7 new cases.
Woman Tries to Commit !4 triolein.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.. Oct, 20. Mrs.
James Atchinson, of West Superior,
Wis., made en unsuccessful attempt at
suicide by drowning by Jumping into
St. Mary's Falls caLaL She Jumped
from the south pUt near the west end
and was rescued, half dead, by Watch
men Stewart and Uernier. The woman,
who is about 23. is very pretty and will
only say that she Is the wife of a rail
road engineer at West Superior, where
she also has a child. Jihe will give no
reaon for her raah act.
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