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"^niKXU'I-NUMBER 50. WHEELING, W. YA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS. so VERDICT WAS REACHED ?, ,1,0 Jury in the Celebrated " Luetgert Murder Trial. Iafter another weary day I CI Earnest Consultation They Ctscludo to ro To Sleep. Ithe scenes about the court. fflftU'i ANoraay D?ne?a Claim* That fb? Jarf M?*df at Preaent Eight far I fonvlcllou and Four tor Acquittal. I f?rcr?l Times Durlag (he 1 )my They I At9im4 the Expectancy af the Crowd I b^Starfluje tar Papers and Mapa -Lnet g?rt I* Canflileat That the Dlaa Who I Hold 111* Fata In Thalr Ilanda Will I Either Acquit Illtn or Dlaagiee?AtI MDipied Bribery of Jarora Regarded aa I a Hoax, I CHICAGO, Oct 19.?Another night of I luipcnse la ahead of the defendant in the I fjuetgert caw. At 9 o'clock to-night the I lory had gone to bed on cots which were I pliced In the court room, and it was anI pounced by Judge TuthlU that even I though by on?? chance In a million the I Jury might wake up and agree upon a I verdict, there would be no announceI meat and the court room, would under, no I circumstances be opened before 10 o'clck I to-morrow morning. I Over In the Jail Luetgert was during I the cwning anxiouely awaiting word I from ' Jury room. He tried aa u:?ual 111: p up an appearance of Indifference I ai i lual made a failure of It. If they don't agree," ne saia, 1 rl*c bill and I will be out of this. I can give I million If they want that much, jly is living somewhere, but I adiving a lot of fun with mo it pi ent Ther Is one thing sure," tho j.rl: :i r said with great positlvenese, h r will he no conviction In this case. 1 will b- either an acquittal or a dlaABki'd where he obtained his information, h'* erclled and said: Oil, 1 know, you go 'long. I won't be cjnvi if 1 though, you can bet on that." At 1') o'clock the criminal court building v.\w a* dark as a pocket. The cro ' h had hung around Its entran I 'luring the early part (if the evening had disappeared. A solitary ba it the foot of the stairs leadlng to the second story. Another sat at ? upper end ?>f the flight, two more were at the door of the court room and t . were inside keeping watch ever th ' deeping Jurymen. Th opinion around the criminal court tonight was that all chance of a verdict ha.s <l!i i| i>< ar M and that the result 1c i lly certain to be a disagreement. It Is considered possible and even probable that the state will have nine or ten of the Jury and the defense the remainder. The chances to-night, however, p-icm to favor a disagreement of right f r conviction and four for acquittal. Just lit fon- retiring for the night, the Jury took another 1 allot, the vote standing nine for conviction und three for acquittal. The four Jurors who have been standing out for acquittal are Behmll1 r. Ilarber, Ifolabird and Harlcy. The tivo latter art* still for acquittal, but cither Hehmlller or Barber has gone over to the Ht.ite. There Is much feeling gainst Harlcy nmong the Jurors who favor th- death penalty. They say he will not argue the case In any way but Sticks solidly for Luetgert. DAY OF WEARY WAITING Fir tlic Jury to Tome to Home Decision. Inrlil'iii* lii llir (Join t Itoom-Jury Snppoinl tn Miami F-li;lit for Conviction nil it Four for .\cqutital. CHICAGO, Oct. 19.?Weary and worn the Jury in the famous Luetgert case early this morning resumed It's deliberation r,f the evidence which laid piled up before It on a table, In typewritten form. All ilircusalon of the case ceascd shortly after 2 o'clock this morning and the tired Jurors -Up*. Some of them fitretched [ then: . Iv-'S nut ??n the long table In the Jury room, others laid down on the floor j with tii r oats for pillows and a few 'I '1 n t'. ir chairs. For several hours I *h? -!l' ti( was unbroken In the room ?av^ for the heavy breathing and occasional . :;<?r- that floated through the keyii 1 an.l over the slightly opened tr. r/ . rn t ? greet the ears of bailiffs Coni 1 Waicntt, who ?at outside. 1 1. then was a stir within the r "fny and bailiff Walcott entered, flevT'.il ..r the Jurors wore engaged In refr-'xhitn; th'-mselve.i by ati application of ' '! I w i'. r to their swollen eyes and wan h' I ' The bailiff took the order for ikfi mid half nn hour later It was 1 Aft' r (he meal was disposed of murmurs w-te heard coming from the r ii. *vr?1."h Indie itcd that a discussion V'-t i progrcus. Soon this cea3ed and y I lock silence again relKned. * rumor run about that the Jury i i to disagree nnd that nil fur : ration of the case had been Thii wan followed by an"*i'' ; -i ts t" the effect that a verdict 1 had been voted and thltt the (', !l -- was on the punhhment to be rr''t ' 'it to Luetgert. Still another re1 r i it that the Jury stood eight for '"'i'. :i- w to four for ftcnulttal. While i''j'"rtM were In active circulation nr I :II'' big building the dally crowd ipl iiv gathering in the vicinity ?>f it" Mi Mr in utroet entrance. Women call i , . iriy nx 7 o'clock this morning ir ' ;iit admission t-i Judge Tuthlll's 'mi ni before the Janitors had comI'1 ' i tii work of putting the room In 1 1 All i-arly callers were turned " the sheriff Instructed hli depu* ' :raln the crowd nnd prevent 1 v-llng of the court room us on wen* also Issued to Allow no nri room except newspaper i thon<? directly Interested In the l' pr< mi, .ii vfAi tAkin i" prej v"' oiithienk or demonstration v' iti? vcidict was read?If one was return..) (luring tip- day. A' r.. 'clock I he continued sllonce In room was construed by Jhost1 *h <i nc*ii'totned to the methods of j1" '?' Intll'.iting that the Jury lind ' 1 ' v i-Hci arid was awaiting tin I <f fudge Tuthlll. who was due at M'MTCiniiT HlilJI'T WBliU ' 1 In the jnii lAietgert was curly My order of Jailer Whitman, the Was permitted to leave lils'oell V ! In III" dofrldtir Iilone Have i I'Mice of the corridor gunrd/t, i and watched the movement* Ive frame ns ir- went through < n il,, aikI walked mound the ex erclae court. The big sausage make soon He a cigar and continued his walk seemingly In fairly good spirits. To un Associated Press reporter Luet gert said :"J slept well last night and at a hearty breakfast this morning? could eat another In a little while. 1 be lleve I will be acquitted. livery hou the Jury le out makes 4t bi tter for me But you can't tell what a Jury will d< ufter all," concluded the prisoner, afte a pause. State's Attorney Deneen spent th night after the adjournment of court at i hotel In tho neigh borhood. He was rnucl Improved physically this morning by th rest he had Hecured. "I am still confl dent that the Jury will return a verdlc of guilty and that the punishment wil be the greatest known to th* law," sab the state's attorney soon after he reach ed liia office. "There was a vast ainoun of evidence and many things for the Jur: to take Into consideration and an immediate verdict in such a case could no reasonably be expected." Neither of Luetgerfs counsel was to b seen around the crlmtnal court buildini In tho early morning hours. Five minutes before the time set to tho opening of court the crowd was ii marked contrast to that of yesterday Jnnt^ad of the pushing, nervous throw which packed tlw room yesterday an< late Into the night about twenty-ttV' people, mostly lawyers, newspaper rnej and those Interested in the trial wen present. The rows of benches which 01 yesterday wero graced by many womei in inatlnee costumes, were empty. Th strict orders given regarding tho admls Ion of people were well carried out am but few gained access to tho building. Outfildo the court the street facing i was well filled with an orderly thronj waiting patiently for a verdict. Tin gathering was small compared with las night's crowd, which Jammed the stree and sent up noises of all descriptions. One by one the counsel In the case ar rlvod at tho court room. Mr. Deneen fresh and confident, camo In with (Ii assistant, Mr. MclSwen. They ha< hardly taken their seats when Judgt Vincent, urbane and bowing to hi: friends, entered, followed by his ner vous assistant, Mr. Phalen. COURT AND COUNSEL CONFER. Tho monotony of the weary waltlnj for the verdict was broken at noon b: tho arrival at tho court room of Judgi Tuthill. He had been sent for bj State's Attorney Deneen. The state*; attorney said that several of the Juror were complaining about the breakfan that had been served them and wantei to see If the Judge could not guarontei better dinners. The Judge did not cal court to order but retired to his prlvat room, whore he had a consultation will Judge Vincent and the state's attorney The Judge said he would Inquire of thi Jury In a short tlmo If there was an: prospect of a verdict being reache< soon. There was consldorable commotion ii the court room when Judge Tuthlll ar rived, as the report became current tha a verdict had been reached. The con sultatlon in the Judge's room Jaate< some time. At its conclusion Mr. Denoen said 1 had been agreed to adjourn until j o'clock. Judge Tuthlll, it was an nounced, had fixed that hour as th time he would return to the crimlnu court building. Bailiff Connor, It wai understood, brought to the Judge thi Information that the jury had no a'greed and that there were no prospect! of a verdict to-day. Some of the Jurori complained of the food that was sen them this morning. Judge Tuthlll re marked that under the old law Juron had to be satisfied with bread am water, but he directed that a good sub stantlal dinner be served tlu*m. H< said if they did not agree this afternooi ho would Keep them out an lugnt. HOW THE JURY JiTANDS. At 1:30 o'clock this afternoon State'* Attorney Deneen Informed the Assocl ated Press that the latest and best In format^pn he had on the attltudo of tin jury was that eight stood for convic Hon and the Infliction of tbo death pen ulty and that four were holding out fo acquittal. Thnife voting for the deatl penalty on the six different ballots are Boyd, Helckhold, Blbby, Mahoney Hosmer, Shaw, Franzen and Fowler. The four favoring acquittal are: Bar her. llarley, Holablrd and Behmlller. The Jurors, in addition to a specla dinner ordered, asked Judge Tuthll through the lialllff If he would not nl low them a box of c igars. The Judg studied a moment or two and then gooi naturedly ordered that the weeds b sent In nlong with the dinner. It Ik now almost certain that If thi Jury Is unable to agree by 3 o'clock the; will spend the night of their imprison ment in the big court room Instead o In the room set apart for them. Several of the Jurors were so over come with fatigue by noon to-day tha they could scarcely keep their eye open during the morning. They com plained of the cramped condition of th little Jury room. It was Intimated t' tin.' court that If they could be allowci more ample quarters und a little res after dinner they would feel more Ilk dlscURHlng their verdict. Again when this Information was con veyed to him, Judge Tuthlll pondered He decided to do everything In hi power t.Mwri.mrnodnte the twelve mei and ordered a dozen cots sent over \ the criminal court building from th Itevere house opposite. These cots wll be brought In toward evening If no ver diet In reached by that time, and will b placed In the big court room In whlcl the trial hiis been going on for nearl; nine weeks. It was also decided to permit the Ju rors to remove their clothing and got i f??w hours' sleep and rest, after whlcl It V|| believed they would all be In better condition and frame of mind t reach a conclusion on tho evidence. CONFIDENT OF ACQUITTAL. Attorney l'halen was confident tha the Jury would disagree. "I predlctei early this morning that a dlsagreemen would be tin- rcHUlt ittnl I firmly bellev now my prediction will be verified," wu his comment. "The longer the Jury I out, the stronger my theory become* It allows the Jury Is unabl" to agree." Kx*Judge Vincent was still conflden of acquittal, llo and Arnold Luetgerl ibe prisoner's non by his first wife, hcl n long private consultation In a rorne of the court room. At lis concluiloi Luetgert's < hlsf counsel said: "I hav not changed my mind to tho ulti mat" psult. I beiiovc tho verdict wll be not guilty. There l? a reosonabl doubt In this case and the Jury unde Itxfiatli must give tlit- prisoner the ful benefit "f It. There Is much to be con iidi i. i ofiot o months of trial, nni I presume th" Jurors are working hut on the svldetice. Wcaare all Itiipntl? n for a veidiet and that Is'why we fal to recogiilr.o tho fiu t that the Jury lui not. /iftcr nil. been out an utiroasoiiabl length of lime." Hhortly after 10 o'clock a lutlllff cum from i!" .lui \ room And im >"ed rroi file * letU an envelope and a blank forn of verdict. It wan supposed by way <i k phi nation or thin fad thai the Juroi had destroyed one of the forms of verdict read to them ytittrdsy It fudK* Tuthlll and talon with them I the inn room a rumor was in oinv Intlon ihut it verdli t WU slKued.fbii ihiii afbmurd one (?r two of the Juror distill- 'I their minds, so the docutlieti w in torn to plit I The Ions afternoon Wore slowly nvva r with nothing to relieve Its mono. ;iy # have the requests of the jury for the map of LuetK^rt'a factory and the sur roundings, which has hung in the court 0 room since the trial began. It was be1 lleved at first that some point in refer once to the vicinity was under dlseuar sion, but later information developed the fact that the jury In order to uira cum vent the efforts or a crowd of rer porters who, from the roof of an adjoining building were surveying them a with telescopes, had placed the map i across the window, shutting out all * ? views of their room. * TO FOnCB AN AGREEMENT. t Judge Tuthlll did not put in an ap1 pearance at 3 o'clock, but sent word ' that he would not come to the court [ room again to-day or to-night unless a y verdict Is arrived at. The court is en. deavoring to force an agreement and t will not come down to-night to hoar a disagreement, it is optional wmi nun e as to the time for a disagreement, and s he is giving the jury every chance to agree before permitting them to report r that they are unable to reach a de11 ci8ion. At 6 o'clock the twelve men had been r out twenty-four hours. 1 Late In the afternoon trie jury sent In b for the contract which Matron Kurth a gavo Oottlleba Schlmpke at the time , e she took her into her home as a doi mestlc. ' i When the police learned two months a ago that Gottlleba, whose ago is 11 . years, had stated that she saw Luetgert i J and his wife walking toward the Luetgert factory on the night of May 1, they t took her to the tihellleld avenue police j station and later placed her In the home? 0 of Matron Kurth. A contract was t signed by Mrs. Kurth agreeing to pay t the girl <li per week. During the collection of the documents to send to the - Jury room it was left out. One of tho , Jurors wanted to see it and not finding n it sent for the paper. Attorney Phalcn 1 was Inclined to tho opinion that tho a contract had been omitted purposely. h State's Attorney Deneen emphatically - denied this and said he had no objection to it going to the Jury. It waa accordingly sent In. J I'rlaonrra Grow n??ll?n. i CHICAGO, Oct. 19.?The 500 prisoners e In tho county Jail evinced much of the ' samo spirit of restlessness this morning H that Is noticeable on the morning of t the days when executions ocour in the 1 Jail. They were nervous and demona stratlve. Crowds of morbidly curious I people, who assembled on Dearborn avee nue as early as 9 o'clock and gazed up i at tho grated windows of the Jail, seemed to excite the inmates. Yells and - hoots greeted the crowd and tho Jail ? corridors rang with shouts, amonn 1 which was easily distinguishable the words, "Hung up Schaack." This out1 break referred to Inspector Schaack, , - who had charge of the police end of the t prosecution of Luetgert. Jailer Whit man finally sent word to the corridor 1 guards to Inform the prisoners that If the demonstration did not cease all prlst oners would be punished by being kept '? In their cells the entire day?with no op " portunlty Tor me accuaiomeu exercitic. ? The threat did not have much effect, 1 and It was some time before the prls3 onera were quieted. - . m PRESIDENT'S TEIf 1 * To Ohio to Vote?Will be Knfrrfntned at r Cincinnati and I'lU*1mrch. WASHINGTON. Oct. 19?Details for ] the President's western trip at election - time have been completed. The Pres3 ident, uecompanicd by Mrs. McKInley 1 and Secretary Porter, will leave Washington Friday afternoon, the 29th, over 3 the Pennsylvania rend. At Cincinnati ho will bo the guest of Mr. J. G. . Schmidt, a long-time Intimate personal o friend. On the afternoon of Saturday " there will be an informal reception at P the chamber of commerce. The Presl i dent will not speak then, but will de: liver n ehort address at the banquet , given him by the Cincinnati Commercial club Saturday evening. Early Monday morning the President will leave Cincinnati for Canton, rel malnlng there until after the election 1 and will receive the election returns In Canton Tuesday evening. The party 0 will take the train Wednesday morn1 itig. arriving In Pittsburgh before noon. e While In Pittsburgh the President will be entertained by Mr. W. N. Frew, B president of the Carnegie Library asso[ elation, and Mr. Robert Pltcalrn, who j 1h also connected with the library. In the afternoon there will toe the formal exercises at the library ond the Presl[ dent will make a short address. In H the evening ho will attend a symphony . concert at the library, und at Its con^ elusion will sta^t for Washington, arrlv? Ing Thursday morning, November 4. J t PROBABLY A HOAX. o Ijcttcrt to the .fury OlTrrlug Ilrlbca Interreplc?l 1 >f tlie Court* j; CHICAGO, Oct. 19.?Two loltor.i ofn Bering bribes to the foreman of the ? Jury In the Luetgert case have been relj celved by Judge Tuthlll and are now . In the possession of the state's atlore ney. The amount offered Is JI.GOO, an<J li both b-tters nro signed (leorgc Artrlll. Y State's Attorney Denecfn Is not disposed to regard the attompted bribery serl" ously, but Inspector Schaaek and Ah11 slstant State's Attorney MeEwen look upon the matter with suspicion. The 11 llrst letter was received lust Monday 0 morning. It was dated October 10, tin.' day upon which It was originally believed the case would go to the Jury. It t reads: J "Mr. Foreman: t "Dear Sir?-A powerful Influence Is at e work to save Adolph I/. Luetgert. s Money Is caree and In the 10 times u M lion or so comes In handy. I have ' 11,600 lo divide among you twelve men. If foil want It, have two good men, 1 smooth faced, that aro discreet, at the southeast corner of Randolph and Dear* _ born streets, to-morrow at 1 o'clock p. v m. Let them wear white linen neckI ties, or If they prefer II red bow ties. " Everything will be /?11 right, The money is secure In a Clark street bonk. \\ (Signed) "(II^OHUK AltTltlLL." r The second l/'lfer In under date of II October INIh, and Is also addressed to . the foreman of the Luetgert Jury. It lit I 11s follows: '1 "hear Hit-Why didn't you have the ' yOUtm men al the southeast corner of " Randolph nnd Dearborn strnels as siikH nested? In the present hard limes $100 '' in pretty useful. If yon will agree to vote Luetgert free wo can yet amtiffu '' matters. Send the foung men to-mor" row (Signed) "(JKOIUJI4 AltTltlLL" m itlldge Ttllhlll opens nil mall seal to ,, lb. Jui.or 11 ii'I in 1111m vn,i\ 1111 ,1 |. 1:. 1 ? v (ell lain his hands, ills honor H In0 ollnetl to regard the Idler* as a hoax, an is also Mr. Ifcnern. In fuel, tli" 1 st.ile'M nttorney thinks the letters wen. s gMlen up by enterprising newspaper t reporters. Iioih litters were written n tine linen paper, In good petituatiMhlp y nnd enclosed In white linen envelopes. A HOT CAMPAIGN." l'ho Many Cornered right Being Waged in Greater New York. 'CLAIM EVERYTHING" POLICY That Has 11c cu Adiplcd by boiuo Political Lradcra?Tammuiiy I'la/lug lb* Old Game ot HImIT? tirrat C'ouAUeuce Uliplayed at the lUpnhllcaii Headquarters* Women Taking a Hand In the Contest. C'roker Delivers au Opinion on Tammany Kickers ? Henry Uoarge In a Iteuilulscent 31ooa?Tracy Htock Going Up. XNiy w xuuk, uci. i?.? ciaim everything" has seemingly been^ adopted a9 the motto of many of the political master mechanics of New York for the pending campaign. The most sweeping claim made by Messrs. Sheehan and Croker, representing tho Tammany organization and who have tho practical endorsement of the betting men about town, have all along been offering odds on Van Wyck. The claim, however, that the Tammany ticket will receive 250,000 out of the 475,000 votes registered In Greater New York Is soouted by other party leaders. Next to Tammany, the greatest display of confidence Is at Republican headquarters, where there seems to be a genuine belief that Gen. Tracy will win. 8?1h Low managers profess to be confident and thoso of George to be satisfied. Whatever may be the actual belief of the leaders, there Is no disposition to allow the battle to go by default. There are In progress nightly from three to live hundred political meetings. This includes, of course, the minor gatherings In assembly, district and ward club rooms. It is claimed that for the remaining fortnight of the campaign the Tracy leaders iiave arranged for an avorage of 200 me?*!ngs per night, at each of which there will be a full complement of speakers. A reminder of the widespread Interest shown in the campaign of last fall Is the work of women?either organized into clubs or acting Independently. Thus far Gen. Tracy and Mr. George seem to have the call In the favor of the feminine portion of the population and many of the McKlnley and Dryan women's clubs of 1896 are again to the fore. Richard Croker spent half an hour at Tammany hall to-day. His views were naked on the subject of disciplining certain of the Democratic leaders In Kings county who have threatened to cut Van Wyck. Mr. Croker advised against action. "What's the use of interfering?" he said. "If they are angry that would mane inem angrier sun. Speaking of some Tammanyltes who had gone over to tho Citizens' Union, ho said: "It In a singular fact that men who arc kicked out of Tammany all become reformers." Mr. Croker spoke highly of the value of newspaper publicity. He commented upon tho fact that more respect was shown to utterances In print than to tho most Impassioned address of any speaker. Mr. Croker thought it a mistake to bring speakers from outside of New York to tell voters here what they ought to do In a municipal campaign. Henry George wan again In a reminiscent mood to-day. It grew out of an allusion to the question of veracity which has arisen between him ami oxComptroller Xvlns over the mayoralty campaign of 1886 and related to thofntrfc taken in that canvass by tho Rev. Dr. Edward McOlynn, which resulted In Dr. McClynn's suspension from the priestly office. Mr. floorge said he went to Archbishop Corrlgan to plead for, Dr. Mc Uiynn. 1 ne urciiuimiu)j mis ?UIJ mr pntlent," ha said, "and would not listen to my explanation which I tried to make clear wna not In any way antagonize to the Catholics or the doctrines of the Catholic church. He would not listen. You know how thos? people are. Tammany ran the archleplscopal college at that time." Allen \V. Thurman, son of the late Senator Allen G. Thurman. has written a letter to Henry George which sincerely wishes him success. Mr. Thurman was formerly chairman of the Ohio state Democratic committee. Col. Henry L. Swords, ucrgeant-ntarms to tho Republican national commlttee, visited Wall tttreet to-day and offered to bet any part of $25,000 nt even money that Gon. Tracy will poll more votes than Seth Low In tho mayoralty contest. He succeeded In placing about $3,000 of It among members of the stock exchange, and half as much more with several of tho brokers on the curb. The colonel announced his Intention to visit the bulls and bears again to-morrow. "This Is only a small part of the Tracy money lying around loose," said tho colonel, "the only trouble Is they can't find any Low money to put It up against." Van Wyck still leads In the betting on tho stock exchange, odds being as good as two to one that he will win. Ainrrlrait linportnt Iiiim Info Frmirr, WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 ?Acting consul Pressly, at Marseilles, Franco, In n report to tho slate department says that the Importation of American cottonseed nil has greatly Increased nt that port 1n tho past two years, oil manufacturers havo protested against the low duties, but so far nothing has been done by the government. Mr. Piously also refers to the shortage of the wheat crop In Franco and tho Increase In tho price of bread as a result. Popular demonstrations have been mndo demnndlng the suppreMlon of tho duty on wheat. Steamers ore leaving weekly In ballast to return with Amuclcnn wheat. In another part of tho report Mr. Proudly says that ho doubts whether there nro 100 rocking chair* In France outside of Paris, and suggests that furniture dealer^In America might try to Introduce them. American bicycles are Increasing In nUliibur In France. Last year tho French government receive I $561,000 from tho lax on tho wheels, ttrrrlvrr fur liiitiimirr Cnmpnnj*, PHILADELPHIA, Oct, IP ?A special to the levelling Telegraph from Marrhburg says: Deputy Attorney General Hoedor to-day nnpllnd to the court for n receiver for trio Iron City Fire Insurance Company, of Pittsburgh The application wum at once granted, and KInter W. Moore, of Pittsburgh, u 1t appointed receiver, Judgment* to tii? amount of Iflo.ooo Jinve been entered against the company and a number of executions against it have been re turned marked "no futuld." Timothy O'LvJiry, Jr?, Is tho president of the iHiiiijinn^i CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOPS C?Mtd?r Qnraitoni of Holiejr Admtatitration of (he Church and UulTarstty. Not Probable That Prof. Jichroeder Will bo lieinovcd. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.-vA meeting of Cathollo archbishops to consider questions of policy end administration of the church In America and of the directors of the Catholic university, to pass upon the affairs of that institution, has brought together a notable assemblage of Catholic dignitaries. The meeting of the directors of the university begins at 1Q a. m. to-morrow. The directorate Is made up of the cardinal and most of the archbishops, with five bishops and three lay memberti. Unusual Interest has attached to the meeting on account of reports that charges would be preferred against Monslgnor Scbroeder, who occupies the chair of dogmatic theology In the university, with a view to his removal. These reports were a prevailing topic of comment among the chtr'cbmen. but there was the greatest reticence in discussing It for publication. The officers of the university decline to say anything on the subject. It Is generally understood, however, that the status of Monslgnor Bchroeder will be brought before the board. He has been a conspicuous member of the faculty, owing in part to his Identification with the German membership of the church and his efforts to establish a chair of Germanic languages, toward which many German societies have contributed. It developed In the course of the discussion of the subject to-day that Monslgnor Bchroeder had reoetved assurances from Rome, which In Uio opinion of his friends will be decisive In putting an end to any movement toward his removal. It wai stated by those conversant with the controversy that this assurance was In ths form of a letter from the pope, in substance stating that Monslgnor Bchroeder must not be disturbed in his present field of work. When efforts were made to see the monslgnor on the subject he returned the answer that he hod nothing to say to-day. There Is good reason to believe, however, that a communication of some kind bearing on his case han been received from Rome and that It Is favorable to his Interests. The Initial feature of the gathering of churchmen occurred at the university chapel this afternoon, when Dr. Connty, rector of the university, was Invested with the title and dignity of a monslgnor. The assembled prelates wore their robes of office, the many bishops and archbishops In purple and the cardinal In his scarlet robes and beretta. Vice Rector Oarrigan read the papal brief, In which the pope takes occasion to pay a high tribute to Dr. Conaty, Hiving his absolution, making him a Roman prelate of the pontifical household. with the title of monslgnor. CHARLES I UN SHAKEN UP By t o Findings of tlio IIeoent Grand Jvry. Clly oUUMaIh Indlctril fur Urltiory and Other Crimen?War of Pncflous. Special Dispatch to the Intclllgonccr. CHARLESTON. W. Va.. Oct. 19.-The grand Jury that was Impaneled by Judge Guthrie to Investigate the alleged corruption of the city and county ofilclal*. made a report to-dny and roturnod seventeen Indictments us follows: City Councilman E. A. Botkln, for uttlfmptlng to bribe Counrilman L. L. Price; Joseph L. Cook, who waa u Juror in the late McDonald trial, for false swearing; John H. Burdett, a school trustee, for soliciting and accepting a bribe; Marion GofT, a school trustee, for soliciting and aoceptlng a bribe; Henry Fry Young, a school trustee, for soliciting and accepting a bribe; John Davis, three indictments for assault with intent to kill; John W. ...? tene 1 in a jarreu, cuy sergeum m tova uuu w, for embezzling $1,500 of the city funds; Councilman G. O. Chilton, brother of ex-Secretary of State W. E. Chilton, and Thoman Ilall, brother of Criminal Judge C. W. Hall, for attempting to brlbo another councilman, L. L. Price: O. O. Chilton, Tom Hall, E. A. Botkln and John Hall, another brother of Judge Hall, for Attempting to cheat the city and state out of Its revenues; A. C. Blair, ex-prosecuting attorney, two Indictments for misfeasance In ofllco. Judge McDonald was not Indicted as was expected. The McDonald faction who seemed to fare badly at the hands of the Jury are swearing vengeance and say they will continue tne flght until thoy land some of those who have persecuted them In the penitentiary. This Is only the beginning and it Is expected that the warfare will be waged without fear of any consequences. ('Imrlmlou I'nprr Kni|iMi(li. Special Dlopntch to the Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Oct. 19.?'The West Virginian, a dally paper started here last January by John L. Fehr, and which subsequently passed IntojJirfrrent hands, has suspended publication after months of a struggle for existence. E. E. Hood was Its last proprietor. The competition was too great for the Held. Mnr<l?rrr Not Known. Special Dispatch to tho Intelllsoncor. PIEDMONT, W. Va., Oct. 19.-The Jury of Inquest on tho death of James Hlsnett, killed nt Itloomlngton on Saturday flight, has rendered a verdict thai the deceased canu? to his death by n pistol shot flred by u party unknown to the Jury. Cnlilntt lllicnnri rt'lvll WASHINGTON, Ocvt. 1!>.-Thc rnldflet to-dny devoted considerable time to the discussion of the civil service nnd how to obtain the best results from the recent older promulgated by the President. A decision was reached that each department should prepare and adopt refutations to meet the requirements of ihe order. While each department will formulate lis own regulations, tlier- was :i general sentiment that It would ebe well to have them along the general lines of the regulation* Issued by the treasury department, lo enrrf out the President's order. Secretary (Inge, It will be remembered, permitted pciBona ugalnst whom charges were made to have .? hearing nnd an opportunity in answer them, Hotitlne mattern of the Uepnrtmciits occupied all the remainder of the cabinet mooting, which lasted about two hours nil rr'i Blf LiM|,. tOUlrt^TiLIC, Gel. 10.?K. P. Speed*1? I ho high diver, leaped from the 1<ouImvllle mill Jeffersoitvlllo bfldgo Into the nhlo river thin morning, distance of Hi* fecf lie made Hi.' Jump ut the re quoM of a number of frletuis, lie ivns nol Injured In the least ami when pulled Into a boat (hat wan watting said that he would leap from the tall1. m tower on the bfldne titlurria). 11 did not uo under water more thun three t u WEST VIRGINIA DAY i At Tennessee Centennial Exposition will bo a Sueccs*. GOVERNOR ATKINSON ARRIVES AoeempanUd by a Port tan ?f Hit Stiff and a Parly of DUtlugaUtud Cllluik An Informal Reception TmuImmI the Governor aud Party at the Erpoeltten Gronnda?The Programme for To-Dey ComIiU of an Addreee of Wil?me and Reply by Governor AlklRMl, add Fife Mlnale ft?ecebc? by Other Weat Virginians. Special Dispatch to tho Intelllfencer. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 19.?Wwt Virginia day at the Tenn eased centennial exposition will be celobrated tomorrow. Governor Atkinson and party arrived at 6:80 o'clock thla morning anil were met by a reception committee and placed In carriages and carried to the Tulane 'hotel, where breakfast was served. The names of the party follows: iwvernor ana airs, ueorge w. Atkinson, Miss Bessie Atkineon. General J. W. Appletoa and wife. Lieutenant D. Settle^ Assistant Adjutant General D. T. E. Casteal, John C. Mlehaelson, Secretary of Stute William M. O. Dawson nnd J. M. Brown and wife, of Charleston; Colonel Forrest W. Brown, of Charlestown; Colonel F. J. Hearne and wife, Hon. Randolph Stalnaker, Colonel and Mrs. Horkhelmer, Mrs. M. E. Bmltb, General W. J. W. Cowden and wife, Miss Mfc-Lure and C. N*. Lee, of Wheeling; K. H. Ferguson, Ilillle HelsIcell and Ada Heiskell. of Boreman; Hon. Thomaa E. Davis, of Orafton; Forrest Nixon* of Centwvllle; Colonel J. C. McDermotL of Morgantown; John D. Hewett, of Bramwell; Colonel and Mrs. J. L. Buery and M'.ss D. H. Buery, of Echo; Mr. and Mrs. I. Armstrong, of Arbuckle; C. H. Russell, Mrs F. A. Russell and Mrs. Lou Isham, of Slstersvllle; Captain Eugene Baker and Major W. H. Lewis, of Charlestown; J. Garland Hurst, of Harper's Ferry; Misses Annl* and Nettle Anglta, of Phlllppl; General and Mrs. R. S. Northoott, of Clarksburg, and August C. Meyers, of Wheeling. After breakfast Governor Atkinson and Governor Gnout, of Vermont, spent a short while in conversation, after which Governor Atkinson and party went to the contennial, where an informal reception was given at tho Parthenon In their honor. In tho afternoon Major J. W. Thocnue. president of the exposition, entertained in their honor. Tho governor Is well pleased with the exposition, and both ho and Mrs. Atkinson are in the beet of spirits. The exercises at the centennial to-morrow will oonslst of a welcome addreae by lion. John Thompson, speaker of the j uimnrocir niw.c ?oijuip, which Will DO responded to by Governor Atkinson. Five-minute talks will be made by the following representative West Virginia, men: Colonel Forrest Brown, Congress-' man A. G. Dayton, Colonel F. J. Hc?me, Colonel Z. T. Vtnson, Hon. W. H. Travers, ex-Governor W. A. MoCorkle. Judge E. Boyd Faulkner and Hon. Elliott Northeott; lunch nt the woman's building, at 1 o'clock; review of carairy from the New York building at 8 o'clock; review of V. M. I. cadets Immediately following. THE INJ UNCTION CASES Agalnit Collector While?Hon. John Wf HIrion'i Argument In Chit Matter. Bpaclal Dispatch to the IntHllgencer. MARTINSBURO, W. Va.. Oct 19.? The argument before Judge Jackson, of the United States court, In the tnjunotlon cases of the discharged government officials at the Hannls distillery, aealnst Colloctor White, was resumsd this morning by ex-Commiisloner Mason for Mr. White, nn<! will probably be concluded to-night by Senator Faulkner for the complainant#. The Interest)In the case continues unabated. Mr. Mason sold the statement made by the opposing counsel that the collector had exoeeded his per cent, of recommendations for appointment In the revenue sen-Ice was not a matter for the courts to Investigate. He argued that the Injunction* should be dissolved on these groundsi That the court has no Jurisdiction to revtew the ofllclal action of an exeoutlve officer who has exerclsod the discretion conferred upon him by law; that there has been no removal or demission or any attempt to dismiss or reduce the rank of the officers complaining, and therefore the rules of the civil tcrvlce commission prohibiting the things from boIng done for political or religious causes have not been violated; that gaugers and store keepers have no vested Interest In any particular assignment for the protection of whloh thoj can Invoke the aid of a court of equity by Injunction; that there Is not the slightest evldonce showing or tending to show that the secretary of the treasury made t]jose appointments, or that tho commissioner of Internal revenue nmde the assignments or reversutlons of assignments for polltlcul or rellgloui causes, and that the things complained of were done before the Injunctions were awarded. District Attorney CJalno* follow?d on the same line of argument. He also contended that tho civil service law was unconstitutional. Ilomr for liirnmlilri. Special Dispatch te tho Intelligencer. JirN'TTNOTON. W. Va., Oct. 19,-The deed for tho thirty neros of ground to be donated to the state for tho location of the home for Incurables bus boon secured from the Central Lend Company. Tills dissipates nil doubts nbout this county netting tho institution, the council having resolved to make other provisions In Huntington's offer good to the state. ' ^ Weather Foresail for TielUy. For Went Virginia, local showers, followed by fair weather; south westerly winds. For Western IVnneylvanln and Ohio, partly cloudy weather; probably light local showers; light to fresh southeasterly winds, shifting to southwesterly. MnvKiiU'Mli of NKW YOltK, Oct. IP.?Arrived: Misslsslppl. from l.ondon. gl'KMNflTOWN. Oct. tP. Arrived* Teutonic, from New York, I.<?e?t Trmpcrsturft The tempeinture yesterday as otnerved l?y r Hehnepf, druggist, n?rtier Pourteenth find Market streets, wan ni rolloWII 7 n. in r.'t I 3 p. in "t ! n in,,.. M i' p. in til 12 in | Weslliei - -Cloudy.