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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, NOVEMBER 26, 1881.
THE GREAT STATE TRIAL.
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to sneak with a policeman, and became separated
TObpukiui. f foeether.
from witness, though ui. m- .,
On nntnri,,, the Indies' waiting-room, there was
lir Indies' wailing-iumn, uiciu ius
suddenly and witnout 1h"'"-"." '-'J "
report of a pistol, followed almost immediately
by another report. Thinking that there was
shooting among persons not of their party, wit
ness rushed forward to hurry the President away,
in order to escape any stray luillet. Laid his
hand imon the President's shoulder, and as he
did so the latter threw up his hands, and ex
claimed : " My God, what is this? "
Witness thought this cry was uttered a brief
time after the first shot was fired. About the
same time a man coming from behind rushed
past witness, and almost immediately thereafter
there was a shout: ''We have got him!" The
President sank slowly to the floor and began
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vomiting violently. A crowd rushed in and
closed around the President and the witness, who
was among the first to reach the prostrate man.
The witness then related how the President was
removed to an upper room ; the visit of the sur-
geons and the subsequent removal to the White
House, which -wits reached about fifty minutes
after the shooting, and the fact of his sending
an official telegram of the affair abroad at twenty
minutes after 10 o'clock from his residence. The
witness, continuing, said that he first mentioned ,
his identity of the assassin to members of the
Cabinet while the President lay in the upper
room of the denot. He told them that the man
was Charles Guiteau. The witness, with the as
recognized Guiteau he was within live teet oi
him. vV.iHi reference to Guiteau's identity the
witness sii he had, previous to the shooting,
seen Guiteau a number of times about the De--nartment
of State. He was a persistent office-
seeker, and a particular applicant for the Consul-
generalship at Taris. Witness never gave him I
any encouragement and asked him not to call or
mention his application to him again, (jinteau
wrote him several letters on the subject. These
letters, with a copy of Guiteau's campaign speech,
were shown the witness, who identified them.
On the morning of the shooting did not see the
assassin fire the shots: saw the President's dead
body at Elberon, but did not look at it after it had I
been brought to Washington. The President
died in Francklyn cottage, at Elberon, on the
coast of New Jersey. On cross-examination,
be stated that in ascending the steps of the B
street entrance they walked into the room and
had proceeded only a short distance when the
firing occurred ; he went just outside only to the I
main hall and it was his impression that the
prisoner passed him going to the door; he was
caught by some one : the crowd grew so rapidly
that he could not tell by whom ; he saw the man
and identified him, and before he knew of the
arrest he told in the room where the Presi
dent had been carried who did the shooting.
He never was really acquainted with the pris
oner, but be saw him sufficiently to know him
first early in March. He had not been in a cam
paign with him. He had received several letters,
signed Charles Guiteau, wanting to take part m
the Maine campaign. He had been persistent in
trying to get into the campaign, but they did not 1
want the man and refused his services. He first !
met the man in the State Department. The wit
ness thought that he first wanted the Paris con
sulate, at least that was most forcibly impressed
upon his mind. He thought that the subject of
the Austrian mission came up afterward. He
might have come without any backing; there
was nothing peculiar about that. Plenty called
in that way and generally met the same disap
pointment. He did not think the man persist
ent. If he bad not seen but one office-seeker he
might have thought so. He kept coming and
and finally lie told the prisoner that it
was no use for him to keep coming to the State
Department, as there was no possible show of him
getting the position, and he interfered with the j
witness transacting the public business. j
He should most certainly have objected to the
President's appointing the prisoner consul to j
Paris, because it was a station filled by a class of j
men above that man's station. It was one of the
most conspicuous posts under the Government, j
and requiring ability and knowledge to fill, j
Part3r service had at times some consideration
in making selections; but for the first places in ;
the diplomatic service no applications would be !
found on file in the Department. Col. Hooker i
bad never applied to the witness for a consulship ,
sisrnnce of :i chart, then explained the locations seemed to fall forward; there was a quivering oi
of all parties concerned at the depot when the ( the lower limbs; witness removed the President's
shootiii"- occurred. He added that when he collar and necktie; the President was vomiting
for Guiteau. and he had never promised him one. I teau made vigorous efforts to pacify the en
After touching upon one or two immaterial facts , raged man. Judge Cox was evidently very much
the Secretary's examination was concluded and a j annoyed, and the confusion among the spectators
recess was taken by the court. 1 did not lend to calm his feelings. He half rose
Just before being removed from the court-room j in his seat, and said :
Guiteau shook his fist wildly at space, and, turn- ! "On several occasions
ing to Mr. Seoville, said: "You mark what I say. j
to be a row before this ease is
Guiteau, handcuffed, was taken to the Mar
shal's private office up stairs. Most of the
spectators remained in the room during the recess.
At 1 o'clock Guiteau was returned to his seat.
His counsel had not arrived. Kising. Guiteau
"Will your Honor allow me a moment? I
want to say that I am dissatisfied with my
The Court. No, sir; I do not care to hear you.
I am satisfied with your counsel. Now keep
Guiteau. " But this is an outrage upon justice.
Here I am charged with a felony and not allowed
to choose my own counsel. Mr. Seoville is doing
splendidly, but I won't have that other "'
The Court (much
keep quiet, or 1 will order you to be put in irons
and removed from the Court.''
Guiteau (in a white heat.) "I don't care if
you do. I'm going to be heard. T know the
law, and unless I have my rights I'll raise a row
all through this trial." Then, turning excitedly
to the officers endeavoring to force him into a
seat, said: "Let me alone: take your hands off
me." Mr. Seoville entered at that moment and
succeeded in quieting him. The case then pro
ceeded. Senor Simon Camadio was called to the wit
ness stand, 'he District Attorney explaining that
the Peruvian government had waived custom
and consented that the witness could testify j
He testified that he knew the President and
met him at the first reception that he gave; he
was at the depot when the President was mur
dered; the witness was waiting for some ladies
whom In- was to accoinnanv to New York ; they
were late and he went from one door to another j
trying: see them; while, at the B-street door !
of the deKt he saw a carnage drive up, in which j
were Secretary Blaine and another gentleman,
whom he could not distinctly see; the Secretary j
and the gentleman came iuto the depot, and the '
witness started a little ahead ol'lhem to take his !
place in the car: he heard the report of a pistol !
and looked around and saw that a man had fired j
.i.m mai mo gf ntlein-in with the Secretary was
snot au(t:.gnr. d. Then there was a second
Shot and the wit ness ran to Secretary Blaine, and
he saw that the person shot was the President.
Alter the first hhot, he saw the man, the nistol,
and the firing of the second shot, The man
pointed the pistol down about three-fourths of a
yard from the President, who was going down,
and fired. The man had the pistol at his side
before he fired the last shot. He recognized the
prisoner as the man who did the firing.
Mrs. Sarah V. White, matron at the Baltimore
and Potomacdepot, testified that justafter the 5).20
train had departed, the President's party arrived,
the President and Secretary Elaine lingering be
hind the rest. Just after the latter entered, heard
a shot fired and the prisoner ran into the ladies'
waiting room and fired a pistol aud ran olV. Wit
ness looked up and saw the President fall, his
limbs sinking under him. She ran to the Presi
dent and raised his head in her lap. The Presi
dent was dazed, but drank a little water; had
seen the prisoner hanging suspiciously about the
ladies' room before the shooting; saw him stop in
the room and wipe his face and head with a hand
kerchief before the shooting. She noticed him
because his actions indicated tliathe was watching
for some one. After t he second shot was fired, t he
prisoner ran out of the B-street entrance. It
was about five minutes after witness reached the
I President that he began vomiting.
, On cross-examinatiou the witness7 testimony
! was not shaken. The prisoner was dressed in a
dark business suit; thought she saw him in the
depot about a week before the shooting; did not
j hear the prisoner say anything; the first words
she heard was a cry. "Here is the man!" glanced
j up and saw the prisoner under arrest,
j Robert A. Parks, ticket agent Baltimore and
Potomac depot, testified to seeing the second shot
tired and the tailing 0i me lresident; auer me
latter fell Guiteau ran; heard him exclaim, hold
ing out a letter, " This is for Gen. ;" did not
catch the name : saw him arrested : the President
at that time.
On cross-examination witness said that he was
certain that he was the first to seize Guiteau.
who was running away from the scene rapidly ;
did not know what Guiteau did with the pistol ;
he wore his hat down over his eyes ; he held the
letter in his left hand ; he said it was for General
somebody; witness could not say whom
Guiteau, interrupting the witness "I said it
was for Gen. Sherman." Laughter.
Continuing, witness said thut Guiteau kept re
peating that the letter he held would explain all.
Judson W. Wheeler, of Hampton, Ya. ; George
W. Adams, of the Star, and Jacob P. Smith, of the
B. & P. depot, testified and identified the prisoner.
The Court adjourned at 2.00 p.
m., ana tne
prisoner was taken back to jail.
Friday, when the court convened, every avail
able foot of space was occupied by a curious
throng of officials, witnesses, and spectators.
Before the arrival of the prisoner Mr. Seoville,
his counsel, taking advantage of his absence,
requested the court to take such steps as would
keep him quiet and prevent the giving out to
the press of his addresses to the public. While
this latter renuest was being made Guiteau
entered, and so soon as Mr. Seoville had become
seated, sprang to his feet, saying:
"Mr. Seoville, your Honor, says one thing to
me in private and another in public. This is
the way he has been playing double and false
with me all along. He was an hour in my cell
last night, but did not talk this way then."
Then rising suddenly, shaking off the officers
who endeavored to hold him down, he thumped
the table savagely and howled :
"I don't like it and won't have it. I want
first-class talent to assist me, and 1 expect to get
it. Mr. Seoville is neither a lawyer nor a poli
tician. I won't have him on the case. I will
conduct my own defense and have my own way
about it, or there will be a row all the way
The Court (emphatically.) " Silence, sir. Sit
Guiteau scowled, and wriggled out of the
hands of his guards ; but would not down.
"I don't care," he shouted wildly, "what Mr.
Seoville says about the publication of my articles.
I don't care a snap about their publication.
that I want is justice."
The officers seized him again.
Shaking them off. he howled, savagely :
"Let me alone, won't you?
hands, you scoundrels! Why
Take off your
the devil don't
you attend to your own business?"
The Court. The prisoner, aviII have to be
quiet or I will send him from the room."
" You can't do it," said Guiteau ; "il-'s not legal.
Ah. ha, I know the law," the wretch yelled.
pounding the table again. "Send me out and I
will take the case to the Court in Banc, and 1
Avill get justice." Mr. Seoville and John Gui-
"But 1 won't have it, your Honor," howled
The Court. "On several oc "
"No, I will not stand it," broke in the pris
oner again ; " Mr. Seoville is no criminal lawyer,
and I won't have him on this case."
The Court (in peremptory tones.) "Silence,
sir. This has gone far enough. Sit down."
Guiteau obeyed, and the Court continued :
" On several occasions in courts of the United
States prisoners have been removed on account
of the r misconduct in court, but allowed access
to their counsel during the progress of their
trial. Indeed, it has been done in this very
court in the case of Lawrence
Guiteau. "But, your Honor "
The Court. "While 1 regret to have such
duty to perform, I now admonish this prisoner
that there must be no further misbehavior on
Guiteau. "You said I could assist m my
The Court. "Yes; as an advisory counsel
only. If you behave, and desire to be heard in
your defense at the close, you will be allowed
todo so, but until then you must be quiet, or I
will have you removed from the Court."
Guiteau. "All right. I come as my own
counsel. I accept your Honor's ruling; now let
the case go up to the Court in Banc."
For about a minute Guiteau wriggled in his
chair, conversed excitedly, but in low tones, with
his brother John, emphasizing his remarks by
hammering the table. In the meantime flic
Court promised Mr. Seo ilk that he would issue
an order with reference to 1he suppression of
Guiteau's future written statements.
Quiet having been restored, the District At
torney offered in evidence several let lers written
to Seen lary Blaine by the prisoner, prior to the
tragedy, after which the examination of witnesses
was proceeded with.
Mr. Joseph K. Sharp testified that he saw the
prisoner at the depot on that morning; he was
standing on the platform witnvsing ihe landing
of passengers; heard a shot and turned, and while
comingimo the depot heard a-secondsh.it; entered
through the gate and saw Air. Parks have hold of
Guiteau, about midway of the s-at of the ladles'
room; went through and met them near the
muicator of the gentlemen's room : I 'arks cried,
"This is the man that did it !" Officer Karne
was closing in on them; witness left them and
went to Mr. Garfield: he gave witness a look
which hcihouuhl was a dying look; went through
and got two colored men to go k Police Head
quarters and get police to keep the crowd back;
then went back, and Mr. Garfield wars lying on
I the floor on his back, with Mrs. White holding
! bis bend.
Miss EllaM.Kidgley testified that she knew the
, President by sight, and recognized the prisoner;
i saw him at the depot on the 2d of July; saw
j him go through the ladies' room first; then, while
: standing at the door, he came out and spoke
I to a colored man about a carriage; the man said
he would come up, and Guiteau said something
about going to a cemetery; the prisoner came
back into the room and went to the door of the
main room; shortly after the. President and an-
other gentleman came in; the prisoner stepped
around the corner of a seat, stretched out his arm j God, never had hold of the man until they got ; the 1st of June.
and pointed it toward the President, and fired a ! by the heater, near the indicator ; Parks rushed John W. O'Meara testified that he dealt in
pistol; witness did not know the man had a , at the man there, knocked his hat off, and said: guns, cutlery, and sporting goods; saw Guiteau
pistol; he then stepped forward two or three j "I seize the assassin;" witness hurried out with j about the (Jth of June: he was in witness' es
steps, and a little to the back of the President, the man, and had no trouble with him; Guiteau j tabiishment and walked over to the show-case
and fired a second time; the President sank down, expressed fear of being hurt, and witness told him i that contained revolvers: he pointed out the
and the prisoner turned and went toward the . the sooner they got to Police Headquarters the j largest revolver, inquired as to its accuracy, and
door. 1 better it would be for both of them ; when he met ' said that he would call again : he came back in a
To Mr. Seoville She saw the man uist outside
The prisoner then turned and went toward the
news-stand. This was only three or four minutes
before the President arrived ; witness was waiting
for a street-car; she had been to see some friends
off on the train ; did not know Guiteau at the
lime: her attention was attracted by Guiteau
saying to the hackman that he wanted to go to
the cemetery; she thought he looked distressed
and in trouble, and was going to the cemetery to
visit some dead friend's grave; after the shooting
he had a letter in his hand that he said he wanted
delivered to Gen. Shermai& he did not look so
i bad after the shooting as he did before; he walked
slowly toward the door, and when next she saw
him the officers were bringing him back; he
looked pale; he had a bundle of letters in his
hand ; lie passed on through the room out into
the main hall, and the witness did not see him
again. The President commenced to fall at the
first shot, and threw his arms up; the man did
not seem to take much aim just straightened
out his arm and fired; she remained in the room
until the President was placed on a mattress and
carried up stairs.
Joshua Davis, gateman at the Baltimore and
Potomac depot, testified to knowing the President
by sight; did not know that he ever saw the
prisoner except to get a glance of him on that
morning; had started the Alexandria train, and
it was ten minutes before the limited express
started and he went into the depot ; as he did so
heard two pistol shots in rapid succession, turned
in the direction of the ladies' room and at that
time got a glance of the man that did the shoot
ing; went into the room, saw the President lying
on the floor, his head in MjS. White's lap.
William S. Crawford, a wagon driver, testified
that he knew the President; saw Guiteau at the
depot on July 2; witness took some of the Presi
dent's baggage to the depot and got to the depot
before the President; was at the baggage rooms
when he heard a pistol shot; turned and looked
and saw Guiteau step forward and fire at the
President; Guiteau then turned as if to go out
the door; he came back and somebody said There
goes the man," and some men took hold of him ;
witness went toward the ladies' room and saw
the President lying on the floor with his head in
a lady's lap ; next saw Guiteau when the officer
had hold of him ; witne-s was about five feet
away; Secretary Blaine was the first man to run
out of the room, and witness thought that he was
the man fired at; witness got only a short look
at Guiteau, but he would know him anywhere he
might see him; did not hear him say anything;
some one called out : " Lynch him ; " another man
raised a cane to strike him ; then they hustled
him out so quick that wlcness saw no more of
John R. Scot special JW$vr of the Baltimore
aud Potomacdepot saw wefprisoner at the depot
on the morning of the shooting ; was talking to
an engineer when the first shot was fired ; when
the second was fired he turned, looked toward
the waiting room and saw the President prostrate
with his head in Mrs. White's lap; saw Mr. Parks
struggling with the prisoner; shed his coat and
ran to Parks, who said, "This is the man who
shot the President;" took hold of the man, who
said, "Take me to jail," and then kept repeating
that he had a letter that he wanted taken to Gen
eral Sherman immediately; did not see the letter
then ; Policeman Kearney came up and took hold
of the prisoner; the latter, when being taken out
of the depot, said : "1 am a gentleman and a law
yer and a stalwart, and Arthur is President;"
went with Kearney and the prisoner to Police
Heatlquarters, where the prisoner was searched,
and the pistol, from which two loads had been
fired, was taken from him.
Here the famous " bull-dog" pistol used by the
assassin, was shown to and identified by the wit
ness. Edmund L. Du Barry, the next witness, saw
Guiteau fire the second siiot.
Policeman Patrick Kearney, an Irishman, tes
tified with a touch of the brogue:
"What is your occupation ?"
"An officer of the Metropolitan Police force."
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"Were you acquainted with James A. Gar
field?" "Not exactly; I knowed him be soight."
" Did you see him on the morning of the 2d of
" Yes, sur."
"Now tell your story in detail to the jury."
" Wull, yer Homier," the witness began, after
clearing his throat, " 1 wuz on dooty at the depot
that mornin' about fifteen minutes past eight
o'clock; I sees the prisoner a talkin' wuth Aquilla
Barton and Scott, a couple o' hackmen ; they was
a buckin' a job wid him."
Colonel Corkhill. "What?"
"They was buckin' a job bartering wid him
to ketch him fur a fare; I passed 'em and p.irty
soon the Prisidint and Musther Blaine they elruv
up and got out. and went in at the B-street door:
1 bobbtd me hat to the Prisidint. who wanted to
know when the train left, and told 'ini: thin
they passed on, and purly soon shots were fired,
ami a man runs toardsmeand thin stepped back;
whin I ran toards the man (who was him as is
the prisoner) Parks and Scott came and I tuk a
holt o' him, and me and Scott hustled 'im outer
the Sixth-street door, and some un sed as how
he had shot ther Presidio t.
"Good God," sez I, thin, to Scott, "to think
what a fool 1 was; 1 nearly let this man pass me
at B street;"' I drew me club and was about to
slug the man whin 1 thinks of the grand jury,
aud that meblxj we had the wrong man; thin
the prisoner begin to complain he did, that Scott
had the nippers on 'im too tight, but 1 paid no
attention to that, as he kept on talkin' and made
me prick me ears whin he sed, wz he, " l did it,
and I will go fojuil f it; Arthur is Prisidint,
ami I a-n i suilwart:" hsed th m wurdsexeef ly,
Yer Homier, he did. Laughter. Thin uc goes
u; Sixth sthrec-t and down Pinnsyirany uvenoo:
thin oblaquesacrost by ::e Mount Vernon House,
and thin along to Police Headquarters, uj) the
stej.s into the detective ofiis. Whin we whit in
Detective Acton si
-. to 'me. sl-v he -Who have
vex there?" Sez I
i"n.ni, 1 ii .1
1 :iv HJ..111 ;t; iJCK SilOu UICI
Prisidint." Sez he: "What are ye thryin' fei
gn v me, Kearney, Uiffv?" Laughter.' 1 .vez
' Naw." Loud laughter. Tl-e prisoner kept
on talkin, and ihin,yr Homier, 1 begin to search
Mm. Whin I bed tuk ther phistil outer his
pocket, and wuz ioin fur his letters, he kicked.
Mr. Seoville (amused) 'He did what?"
"He begin to kik, object like, you knovr : but
the door talking to the hack man; the latter asked and said that he wanted it to go directly to
1 it he should bring the carriage around there? j General Sherman; witness said, "Ifould up,
the prisoner said, "Oh.no: lie would uc out soon." I there has been two shots fired." and nothing was
j 1 got 'em laughter; some letters I tukouthe
1 sed he wanted to be sint to Rvron Andrews: thin
we asked him it he had anything to say, and he
I answered that there wuz nothing, as the papers
j wud spake for thimselves; I asked him his name,
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j and he sed, sez he, "Charles Guiteau " (the win- '
' ness pronounced it Gettoo), of Illinois, theologian !
1 and lawyer he pronounced it liar, to the in-
tense amusement of the spectators.
To Mr. Seoville No one beside the witness
! had hold of the prisoner from the door on B
street until they got throuuh the ladies' room
into the main room; Mr. Parks, so help him
1 Guiteau in the door he had a letter in his hand,
written on it and he thought
it was a
Mr. Lowry got the letter and
Major Brock; he turned around with Guiteau
and saw Mr. Du Barry at his side at the B-street
door; witness put the prisoner with his back
to the door and looked round to see who he
could see; he saw Parks standing with his
1 back against the iam of the door on the other
, side; he had on a duster; his hat was off, and
j he did not put hands on the man until after
j they had passed him ; when Parks made the
j jump at him, Guiteau said, "I want to go to
jail, my man;" did not know who he snoketo:
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when Scott came over and seized hold of Gui
teau, he complained that the man was going
to break his wrist, but said nothing more; he
did not notice anything strange about linn, and
he did not appear excited
"Will your Honor," spoke Guiteau, "allow
me to examine this witness a moment? He
comes nearer the truth than any witness that
has been on the stand."
"Consult your counsel," replied the Court.
"Wait a minute," said Mr. Seoville.
"The fact was," put in Guiteau, "that I was
standing still and you came up and seized my
"No; Scott did that," answered the witness.
" No ; you seized my wrist. I told you what
I had done, and wanted to go to jail."
"I told you that we had best go right along
" Yes, you did, and I w ent."
Thompson H. Alexander witnessed the shoot
ing, his testimony agreeing substantially with
that of the other witnesses.
John Taylor, colored, hackman, testified that
he recognized the prisoner as the man who canie
to him at the depot one morning about a week
before the shooting, and engaged him for $3 to
drive him to Benning's station.
Aquilla Barton, colored, hackman, testified that
on the morning of the shooting the prisoner vis
ited the hack-stand at the depot, and asked the
witness for Taylor; witness told him Taylor was
not there, and endeavored to get the job himself;
the prisoner declined afldirst to engage him, say
ing that he had engaged Taylor several days pre
viously to drive him to the Congressional Ceme
tery for $3; he finally engaged witness at the
same price, telling him to be prepared to meet
him when he came out of the depot, and to be
ready to drive last ; the prisoner disappeared in
the depot; shortly after there were two pistol
shots; witness thought that Officer Kearney had
shot at some one; ran in and heard that the Pres
ident was shot, and then he saw his body lying
on the floor; about that time the officers came
along with the prisoner under arrest; witness
was astounded, and cried out: "My God,dat's de
man as has just engaged my carriage."
Mr. Byron Andrews, correspondent of the Chi
cago Inter Ocean, testified he did not know Gui
teau and received no papers from him at about
the time the President was shot.
Sevellou A. Brown, Chief Clerk State Depart
ment, identified the prisoner as the person who had
sought frequent interviews with Secretary Blaine
regarding a diplomatic appointment.
"Lieutenant Kckloff, of the police force, testified
to searching Guiteau, finding the pistol and
some papeis on his person, &c. Identified the
articles. Also testified that Guiteau admitted
J. Stanley Brown identified the prisoner as a
person who had made irequeut visits to the
White House prior to June the first about
March f). Also that an order was issued deuy
ing him admission.
Joseph L. Denny identified papers left with
him by Guiteau to be given to Mr. Andrews,
which closed the proceedings for the day.
Saturday morning the trial began at the usual
hour, Mr. George C. Maynard being the first wit
ness examined by the prosecution. He testified
that he had known Guiteau a number oi' years
for a short time twenty yeais ago, and bad
seen him three times since then, lieferring to a
memorandum, he continued: On the l2th of
March last Guiteau visited his office and bor
rowed $10 for a few days; he expected 150;
wanted to pay his board bill; witness lent him
$10; lent him $lo more on June 8; had never
been paid back, but produced a due bill for the
entire amount received from Guiteau on the last
At this point Guiteau said: "If the Court
please, 1 object to the line of evidence. What
has it to do with my case whether 1 owe any
body $'25 or anybody owes me $'J5. I object with
Mr. Scoville's consent."
The Court.' What does Mr. Seoville wish to
"The prisoner desired to raise
the objection. He does so in good faith. I do
not know what the Government wishes to Drove
Colonel Corkhill. "We will prove that it was
with this money that the prisoner purchased the
Guiteau. "That is not true. I wanted the
money for another purpose."
Colonel Corkhill. "Very well, Mr. Guiteau;
let us proceed, please."
The Court. 'The prisoner must keep quiet."
Guiteau. "I don't think thin has anything fo
do with the case. Mr. Maynard is a good fellow,
and 1 owe him $"25; that is all .here is about it."
Mr. Maynard, cross-examined: Pir.-.t knew
Guiteau when he boarded twenty days at the
hou-e of wit'ie.V mother in Ann Arbor, Jlieh..
twenty years ago; had only seen him several
times since; he looked seedy and hungry v. hen
he called on witne.-s to borrow the money.
Guiteau. "1 did not; I v:u; well dressed aud
The Court. "Keep quiet, sir."
Guiteau. "But, your Honor, that statement
Mr. Seoville to witness. "Was there anything
peculiar about ho prisoner when he called on
Wrncss. "As I said, he had on a seedy suit of
G.iitcau (indignantly). ' had on a $70 suit,
Mr. Mavnurd; I don't, think that that was veiy
Sii-h-h : keep quiet, keep
quiet ;" then to Iho
other peeulivkrit y ?"
vvitneRs Was there anv
Witness. "Well, he looked like a man who
! was verv hunirrv "
Guiteau. "J was not. I tell you that I was
Avell fed. 1 stopped at a first-class boarding
house." The Court. "You will have to preserve order."
The witness then proceeded to say that Gui
teau had a shambling gait. He had never paid
.Joseph C. Burkett testified that he was clerk
for Mr. Maynard; saw the prisoner the day be
fore the shooting: at one time he let him "have
$15 left for him by Mr. Maynard: it was about
i few days and made a second inmiirv about, its
accuracy and where it could be tested ; witness
said down by the river's edge would be the
best place ; a third time he came back and priced
the pistol and I told him $10 : sold him that, a
knife, and a box or cartridges for 10.
Here Guiteau said : "I Avish to' say that Mr.
John B. Townsend, of New York, and Mr. Leon-
i ard Sweat, of Chicago (one of the best criminal
lawyers in the tinted States', have offered their
services in this case: and 1 have invited them,
with Judge Magruder, of Maryland, to meet me
here next Monday."
"Any additional counsel," answered the Court,
"acceptable to yourself and your counsel, will be
satisfactory to the Court.
"They have got considerable brains on the
other side," said Guiteau, "and I want to have
some on this. I wish further to say that I have
been informed that there are one or two disrepu-
j table persons loitering aoout the court who in
tend doing me some harm. I wish to say that I
have been furnished very kindly with an escort
by the Chief of Police and a body-guard by the
Marshal. If any of these disreputable persons
attempt to do me harm they will be shot dead
by my body-guard." Laughter in the crowd.
Col. A. F. Bockwell testified that he was at the
depot the morning of the shooting. I e was stand
ing at t,he baggage-room at the time: heard the
shots and Blaine ran toward him, crying, "Kock
well ! Kockwell ! " In running toward the Presi
dent's body saw the prisoner near the Sixth-street
Mr. Seoville here suggested that it was unnec
essary to go over the details of the shooting again ;
the defense would not deny that.
Guiteau " We deny the killing, your Honor,
but not the shooting." Laughter.'
Gen. Swaim's testimony was immaterial, as it
related only to facts proved by other witnesses.
Dr. D. W. Bliss, testified that he was one of
the President's physicians; saw him fifteen
minutes after he was shot, at the depot; the
President lay on his side; the clothing was re-
t moved so as to expose the wound ; the patient
was pale and extremely exhausted ; the patient
remained at the depot' between half and three
quarters of an hour, when he was removed to the
White House; his condition then was about the
same as when he left the depot ; was constantly
in attendance at the White House and Elberon,
where the President died ; attended the autopsy;
death was the result of hemorrhage.
The bulk of the doctor's testimony was simply
a repetition of what the public has already been
made acquainted with through the press.
He followed the official bulletins and record
kept by the physicians and the report of the au
topsy closely, and no new points of material inter
est were developed, except that he testified that
he was called into the case by the Secretary of
War, in the first instance, and the day after the
shooting was requested to take charge thereof by
both General and Mrs. Garfield.
After the witness had concluded the court ad
journed. Monday's proceedings were comparatively dull,
the only incidents worthy of noticing being the
withdrawal of Mr. Kobinson, associate counsel
for Guiteau, from the case, and the announcement
that the defense would be based upon the theory
When Mr. Seoville stated this fact Guiteau
" I wish to say one word on the question of mal
practice. We do not intend to make it a defense.
But my theory of this malpractice is jnst this, that
when the physicians gave out about July 25 that
the President was getting better, and thereafter
death occurred, it did not result from the shoot
ing, but from the treatment of the physicians.
I want this to go on record so that it can go up
to the Court in tBanc with my case. The Deity
has taken my case in charge, and will see that
I am treated right. He has done well so far."
Doctors Barnes, Woodward, and Lamb testified
corroborating the evidence already given by Dr.
Bliss, aud Dr. Lamb exhibited the section of
General Garfield's spine and the fiall which
The prosecution then closed their case, and
Guiteau was accorded the privilege of addressing
the jury, which he did without arising from his
seat, remarking that he had no set speech to
make.but " would ratherprefer. if theCourtplease,
to act as advisory counsel in this case, interjecting
a remark or a correction once in awhile. Sly
address published last Monday in The Critic will
serve the purpose of an address to the jury. I
haeno set speech to make. I only desire to
correct misstatements. For instance, if some
one says I owe him $20. 1 will desire to deny it
if it is not true. My idea of correcting misstate
ments is to do it while it is hot. and not after
waiting a week for it to digest. I am much
obliged to your Honor aud the counsel for the
courtesy extended in this invitation to address
the jury. 1 have no set speed: to make."
Mr. ScoviIIeth.cn began his opening address,
merely outlining the nature 01 the defense to
be made, an 1, v. ithout finishiug, requested the
Court to adjourn over until the next day, which
was accordingly done.
Tuesday Mr. Seoville proceeded to open his case
to the jury, and the Court adjourned without
his having completed his address. The proceed
ings were of no special interest except in so far
as they made public the past history as well as
antecedents of the prisoner.
On Wednesday shortly after 11 a. m. Mr.
Sooille ceased speaking and the examination of
witnesses was commenced.
Xute. For want of space we are compelled
to defer giving until next week a report of fur
COMPLETING THE NORTHERN PACIFIC.
President Arthur on Saturday accepted the re
port of the Government commi.-sioners appointed
to examine a- recently-completed section of one
hundred miles of the Xorthern Pacific Kailroad,
beginning in Dakota and ending in Montana, and
upon this acceptance the Interior Department
'. ill isj-ne patents to the company for ii,500,000
acres of public land, to which it is entitled under
its land grant of 25,000 acres per mile.
Commodore V. A. Koe, U. S. Navy, who has
been very ill, is now slowly convalescing, aud
the chanc?s are favorable for his recovery.