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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. O., DECEMBER 17, 1881.
TRIAL OF THE ASSASSIN.
(Continued from jlnl 2a7c)
"Assume it to be a fiict that there was a strong
hereditary taint of insanity in the blood of the
prisoner at the bar ; also that at about the age
of thirty-five years his own mind was so much
deranged that he was a fit subject to be sent to
an insane asylum ; also that at different times
from that date, during the next succeeding five
years, he manifested such decided symptoms of
insanity, without simulation, that many different
persons conversing with him and observing this
conduct believed him to be insane; also that
during the meiith of June, 1881, at about the
expiration of said term of five years, he honestly
became dominated by the idea that he was in
eriired of God to remove the President of the
United States ; also that he acted upon what he
believed to be such inspiration, and what he be
lieved to be iu accordance with the Divine will,
in preparation for, and in the accomplishment
of, such a purpose ; also that he committed the
act of shooting the President under what he be
lieved to be a Divine command, which he was
not at lilerty to disobey, and which belief
amounted to a conviction that controlled his
conscience and overpowered his will as to that
act, so that he could not resist the mental pressure
upon him; also that immediately after the
shooting he appeared calm, and as one relieved
by performance of a great duty ; also that there
was no other adequate motive for the act than
the conviction that he was executing the Divine
will lor the good of his country. Assuming all
these propositions to be true, state whether in
your opinion the prisoner was sane or insane at
the. time of shooting President Garfield?"
"Assuming these facts to be true, I should say
the prisoner was insane," replied the witness.
"Have you anT doubt akout it?"
The witnes was then turned over for cross
examination, which was conducted by Mr.
Davidge. The witness said he was formerly con
nected with the insane hospital at Ward's Island;
he had been discharged from there owing to
having refused to sign a certain death certificate,
and on account of a paper he read before a medical
Witness further said, basing his judgment on
Mr. North's testimony, he should regard Mr.
Luther W. Guiteau as a jierson of rather dubious
mental condition ; had not facts enough to form
ft decided opinion.
The substance of the evidence regarding other
members of the family alleged to be insane having
been submitted to witness in the form of a query,
be said he should certainly write the case as one
of hereditarjr insanity.
The witness being questioned as to Dr. Rice's
evidence, he said he believed insanity could exist
without hallucination or delusion ; he believed in
what is called moral insanity. The examination
of the witness was frequently interrupted by
discussions between counsel as to the admissi
bility of questions and replies.
The witness said, assuming Dr. Rice's state
ment to be trne, that the prisoner was in a state
of exaltation and his judgment was impaired,
the prisoner, if sent to an insane asylum, would
not be discharged.
The witness had, he said, seen two or three, if
not more cases, where patients had labored under
a delusion of inspiration by the Deity, and under
that delusion had pursued the object of the so
called delusion logically. The witness cited two
cases that had come under his notice of alleged
inspiration. The witness did not think that fear-
lessuess was an unerring indication of belief in
In reply to a question from Mr. Davidge the
witness said, that if a man claimed to be inspired,
but acted as a vulgar criminal, the presumptive
evidence against his claim would be strong.
" You will please leave that word ( vulgar ' out,
now," said the prisoner. "There is nothing vul
gar about this case. It is all high-toned."
Explaining a statement in his cross-examination
that he did not believe iu future rewards or pun
ishments, the witness said: I am, like a great
many scientific men, what is called an
1 don't know anything about that matter. I
want more evidence before I make up my mind.
"Witness was kept upon the stand for some time
longer, but his testimony was of no special
After reress Richard J. Ilinton, editor of the
Sunday Gazette, wa3 called to the stand and ex
amined by Mr. Scoville. He had taken part, he
said, a.s a writer iu the political campaign of last
year; had been about the Republican headquarters
in New York; had seen the prisoner there; had
formed the opinion that he (the prisoner) was a
decidedly ill-balauced, cranky egotist. The wit-
asked what he thought of the pris-
" Garfield against Hancock," said
that he considered it ridiculous.
"That's false," yelled the prisoner, and turning
to Mr. Scoville, added : " If you are trying to
make me out a fool, stop. I don't take any stock
m your line of defense that I am a fool, and I
have told jrou so twenty times in private."
The witness continued to give his opinion of
"The best men in the Republican party spoke
well of that speech," shouted the prisoner.
Then turning to the Court, the prisoner an
mounced with excitement: "I don't take any
stock in that kind of defense. I would rather be
hung as a man than acquitted as a fool." Then,
turning to Mr. Scoville, the prisoner added, an
grily: "You had no business putting Senator
Davis on the stand, either. It was a piece of im
pertinence and an iusult to me."
The witness then continued, remarking that
Guiteau was a laughing stock about the commit
"That's false,," yelled the prisoner. "I don't
know anything about you.sir. I knew the men
who did the business Governor Jewell and
others." (Turning to Mr. Scoville:) " If you put
any more such cranky fellows on the stand, I'll
blow you up again."
The witness was then excused, and as he was
leaving the stand Guiteau called out: "All the
high-toned men of the Republican party spoke
well of that speech."
Dr. Chas. H. Nichols, Superintendent of the
Bloomingdale Insane Asylum, was called and
Mr. Scoville rea. the "hypothetical case" to
him. (printed above,) and the doctor said: Tak
ing that hypothetical ease to be true, I should
think the person described iu it was insane."
Mr. Davidge having asked a question as to the
prisoner's notion of right and wrong, wlh the
defence objected to anjbjection sustained by the
Court Dr. Nichols was excused from the stand,
to be recalled for cross-examination hereafter.
Dr. Chas. F. Folsom, of Harvard University, was
next sworn. The witness said that, assuming
the hypothetical stutexirnt to be true, his opin
ion was that the prisoner was unquestionably
Dr. Wm. W. Gilding, Superintendent of Saint
ElizafM'th'.s sJiim was then called to the witness
stand, and beton- b-hm sworn stated to the Court,
that he had nir b mmi -ultpamaed, but was willing
to testify. IJ.-in Ids judgment upon the hypo
thetfoal cus, h ::i.l lw prisoner was unques
Dr. Jiiuifs IT Mc.Kri'le. of the insaae asylum
at Mihvaukt-'. Wi. p-vi a similar reply to the
Dr. Waiter Chauuiitg, of Brookline, Mass., was
next called, and his reply was that the man was
Dr. Tkeo. W. Fisher, Superintendent of the Bos
ton Lunatic Hospital, said he would dislike to be
confined to the hypothetical statement, but basing
his opinion solely upon that he thought the pris
oner was probably insane.
Mr. Scoville here read from manuscript the ad
denda to Guiteau's book, "The Truth," which
the prisoner wrote last June, when revising his
book. It was headed "The Two Seeds," and re
ferred to seed of the devil and the seed of Christ
At the conclusion of the reading the prisoner
remarked aloud: "That's good theology, and
new theology, too."
Several Avituesses were called, but no response
being made, Mr. Scoville announced that he
would have them next day, and that there were
but three or four more to be examined before the
defense would close. '
This started the prisoner again, who said :
"I want to say here, I want General Grant and
Senator Conkling and other gentlemen whom I
named to appear and testify as to what they were
doing in politics last spring. I don't propose to
compromise my case by Mr. Scoville's opinions.
Those are the gentlemen who were doing these
political things. I want to show by General
Grant the personal feeling he had against Presi
dent Garfield, and also by Senator Conkling and
others. I claim that I was on friendly relations
with all those men. Of course, it is very im
portant that this thing should be shown. Mr.
Scoville has got altogether too narrow a view of
this matter. I say he is a good fellow, and all
that; and has done very well, but he is no
politician." And then, starting up excitedly, he
shouted: "I want to say now in this case that
Mr. Emory Storrs, who is one of the finest law
yers in the United States, says that I have got
the true theory of this defense. I intended to
get Mr. Storrs to defend this case, but 1 was
forced to trial while he was engaged in business.
Mr. Storrs also says I am the smartest lawyer in
the defense." The prisoner stopped for a moment,
and then, as if suddenly remembering something,
said : " I would be heartily pleased if President
Arthur would recognize Mr. Storrs's services in
the campaign by making him Attorney-General.
I make the suggestion to President Arthur pub
licly. I never have asked the President for any
favor, and probably shall not. But I thought I
would make this suggestion."
There being no witness present, Mr. Scoville
spent the remainder of the session reading from
Guiteau's book, "The Truth." Mr. Davidge
having objected to the reading as taking up too
much time, the prisoner said to him: It will
do you good; perhaps you don't get anymore
religious instruction than you need."
The Court at 3 o'clock adjourned.
On Tuesday, the 6th inst., Charles B. Farwell,
a member of Congress, from Chicago, was the first
witness to take the stand.
Witness stated that he knew the prisoner
slightly. He came to witness' office in Chicago
about six years ago ; said his name was Guiteau,
and handed him a roll of papers that he said
were editorials for a newspaper he proposed to
establish. He wanted witness to lend him $200,
000 to start the paper and said he would make
him President ol the United States.
The Prisoner I am very sorry to contradict
you ; but I never said so.
He said he would call again, and he did so a
few days afterward. He asked me to read those
leading editorials, and I did so.
The Prisoner That part i3 correct; but that
about the 200,000 is not. I wanted you to lend
me some money when 1 was trying to establish
the Jntcr-Ocean. You went on to tell me about
your affairs in a sympathetic way. You said you
had put $10,000 in the Inter-Ocean and would not
put in another cent.
The Witness I examined the articles he had
brought, and when he came back I said that I did
not care to engage in the enterprise. I saw him
twice since that at the Arlington Hotel, in March
last. He came in with a paper in the form of a
recommendation unsigned, and asked me to sign
my name to it. It was asking the President to
appoint him to the Austrian mission or the Paris
consulship, I do not know which. I rather think
it was in the alternative. That conversation
lasted a very few minutes; thought him a sane
man in those interviews ; think he knew the dif
ference between right and wrong.
Mr. George C. Gorhani was called to the stand
and interrogated as to the political situation last
summer, and also asked his opinion concerning
Guiteau's campaign speech. To the latter inter
rogatory he replied that "it was neither remark
able on the one hand nor ridiculous on the other."
When Mr. Gorham had been excused Mr. Sco
ville stated that he had procured a subpoena for
President Arthur, by whom he expected to show
that in October last the prisoner addressed a let
ter to the President on familiar terms, indicating
that they were equals, and making certain re
quests of the President, and that the President
did not know him or anything about him.
"I repudiate your theory," said Guiteau,
pounding the table with his hands. " If you are
going to take that course you had better get out
of the case. You would not have been here at
all if you had not been my brother-in-law. You
are no criminal lawyer. If you are going on in
that way you can get off the case. It needs an
artist to do this work, and you are a booby to
talk the way you do. You can't sit down on me.
I know all these people, and know them well.
President Arthur always spoke to me and treated
me kindly, and these statements, being to the
contrary, are not true."
"I wish to show," quickly put in Mr. Scoville,
"that all the prisoner is saying is false, and
" It is not so," retorted the prisoner, " and you
know it; and you cannot sit down on me in that
It was finally agreed by counsel that written
interrogatories should be presented to the Presi
dent and that his replies thereto should be ad
mitted in evidence, when submitted.
Mr. John W. Guiteau next took the stand to
explain a portion of his testimony. He stated
that after the 21st day of October last he had re
ceived letters from various acquaintances, which
caused him to change his mind as to his broth
er's sanity. He had formerly regarded him as
sane, and so expressed himself, but subsequent
developments caused him to change his mind.
With this the defense closed, and at twelve
o'clock the court adjourned.
Wednesday the Government proceeded to take
testimony in rebuttal. General W. T. Sherman
was the first witness called. He was in the city
on the day the President was shot. (Letter of
Guiteau's written to him, shown the witness.)
That letter was handed him 11:35 a. in., at his
office, on the 2d of July, by Major W. G. Brock,
Chief of Police, and Major W. J. Twining, of the
Engineer Corps; he made a memorandum at the
time; the military force in Washington at that
time consisted of four companies of artillery,
under General Ayer; they were ordered out im
mediately and repaired first to the depot and later
were distributed iu proper places; it was believed
that at the time the President was shot that a
conspiracy existed to destroy prominent public
officers, and that move was to be checkmated if
possible; he placed the military at the jail at the
request of Maj. Brock, who said that the police
force was too small.
Cross-examined: The conspiracy was a sup
position of my own; I found afterwards that
the deed was that of one man, and ono man
Edward P. Barton, A. P. Green, and G. W.
Tandy, all of Freeport, 111., testified that they
had known the Guiteau family for many years,
and never thought any of the members insane.
Dr. Benjamin Buchley, of Freeport, 111., next
took the witness stand. Witness is a physician
and surgeon, and has practised there since 1864;
was family physician to the Guiteau family, and
necessarily intimate; Mr. Guiteau stood very
high in the community as an honest, upright,
public-spirited man; had a fine intellect and
logical mind; was very benevolent and exceed
ingly earnest in the cause of education ; witness
attended him during his last illness; he had
been failing for two years, his system gradually
breaking down ; he was always a mild, pleasant
and confiding patient; never saw any indication
of insanity whatever in the father of the prisoner;
never knew him to be peculiar in any respect ;
never knew that he had any peculiar views as to
the treatment of the sick; knew Abram Guiteau,
the uncle of the prisoner; he vas perfectly sane;
nevew knew of Flora Guiteau having been sent
to St. Louis for mental treatment ; never heard
of it before.
Mr. John W. Guiteau here arose and demand
ed from the Court that the prosecution should
ask the witness the reason why his sister was
sent to St. Louis. " I regard it, your Honor, as
a burning shame that my sister's name should
be introduced by the defense and the imputation
of insanity be left upon her."
Mr. Corkhill " I agree with Mr. Guiteau. I
have a letter from the lady on that subject. It is
a shame to bring up the name of an estimable
young lady in Court in such a vague manner.
Doctor, state the reason why Miss Flora Guiteau
was sent to St. Louis."
Witness. "She was suffering from goitre, a
swelling of the throat, and her eyes were some
what affected. She was sent there to be medically
treated for her eyes. She is a remarkably brilliant
and cultured young lady ; most eminently so.
Smith D. Atkins followed. Is a resident of
Freeport ; is editor of the Hejmblican of that place ;
has lived there since 1S48 ; knew the father of the
prisoner from that time up to his death ; regarded
him always as a man of marked ability and perfect
sanity; knew the prisoner at the bar slightly as
a boy; were not intimate, because the Guiteau
family were, socially, rather higher than he; knew
Abram Guiteau ; never saw anything about him
savoring of insanity ; knew Rev. Thomas North,
one of Guiteau's witnesses. He was formerly a
Methodist preacher ; was expelled from the church
for lascivious conduct, and went to Texas ; witness
knew Amerling. another witness; he is not the
sort of man Luther W. Guiteau would have
associated with ; never, in his life, and after a long
acquaintance with the Guiteau family, witness
had heard or known of insanity existent in it.
By Mr. Scoville Is an Episcopalian in religion;
knew North, and had heard him preach frequently ;
was there about two years; did not know, of his
own knowledge, why North was expelled from
the conference, but from hearsay.
(On this account, his testimony as to lascivious
conduct, was excluded.)
Witness knew Abram Guiteau ; always regarded
him as sane.
James W. Cochran, George W. Oyler, and
David H. Sunderland, of Freeport, 111., testified
to an acquaintance with the Guiteau family of
more than twenty years, and that they never de
tected any signs of insanity in any of the mem
bers. Horace Tarbox, capitalist, of Freeport, testified
to the sanity of the Guiteaus, and stated that
L. W. Guiteau was the third smartest man in the
county. He mentioned the names of the men
who were smarter, upon which the prisoner, smil
ingly, said that those two men were dead, and so
his father must have been ahead of the c&unty.
The witness stated that Abram Guiteau was a
drinking man, whereupon the prisoner stated
that he was the only Guiteau who ever drank.
They were all high-toned folks.
The District Attorney inquired whether wit
ness had ever heard of there being insanity in
the Guiteau family before the assassination.
The Witness No.
The Prisoner (to District Attorney) That
would not have been, Colonel, if I could have
got out of it. It is the only bad thing the family
The witness stated to Mr. Scoville that the
smartest man in the county was M. P. Sweet, and
Mr. Scoville was about to ask him in what the
smartness consisted, when he was interrupted
by the prisoner, who resented Mr. Scoville's at-
tempt to silence
him, with an angry "don't
punch me under
the table when I'm
rweet was an uneuia (ommnntv nv nr,q
father got his fanaticism from him." Subse
quently he interrupted his counsel with the
remark, that he (Scoville) had got to abandon his
theory. That was all there was about it.
When the last witness concluded his evidence,
the time of adjournment arrived, and in a few
minutes the court room was deserted. Nearly all
the spectators remained in the vicinity of the
City Hall till the van arrived to take away the
assassin, and as he entered the vehicle he was
saluted with a storm of jeers, hisses, and execra
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Answers to Correspondents.
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nature m each issue of our paper. While we cheerfully
furnish information to subscribers in this column we
suggest that mch labor, time, and expciuje may be saved
both to ourselves and to our correspondents, if the latter
and other subscribers would keep a file of the paper
They could then, at any time, turn to the file and proba
bly find the very inquiry answered about which they
would have written to us. We trust that each and every
subscriber will profit by this suggestion.
E. W., Chicago, III. A veteran soldier who ha3
received a land-warrant of 160 acres for service in
the Florida war can take up, under the Homestead
laws, 1G0 acres more. If he also served during the
war of the rebellion, such term of service will bo
deducted from the period required under the law
for settlement, provided, however, that he must act
ually occupy his laud at least one year before he can
gain title to it.
J. B., National Soldiers' Home, Montgomery
Co., Ohio. If medical evidence cannot be obtained,
you should furnish testimony of officers and com
rades, together with your wu affidavit, showing
why you are unable to comply fully with Depart
The present post-office addresses of the following
named persons are desired by subscribers to The
National Tribune. Any one able to give infor
mation touching their whereabouts will confer a
favor by corresponding with us :
1. Of any officer or member- of Company C, Third
Ken tuck v Cavalrv.
2. Of Dr. DeWitt C. Beehe, Fourth New York Cav
alry. 3. Of Surgeon Merrill and Snrgeou Fay, who were
on duty at Hospital No. 19, Nashville, Ten n.,. dur
ing the summer of 1S64.
Remaining answers next week.
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GEORGE E. LEMOK
WASHINGTON, D. C,
Attorney -at -Law and Solicitor
United States and Foreign
Established in 1SG5.
CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT?
Send a rough sketch or (if you can) a model of your
invention to George E. Lemon, Washington, D. C,
and a Preliminary Examination will be made of all
United States Patents of the same class of inventions,
and you will be advised whether or not a patent can be
For this Preliminary Examination Xo Charge is Made.
WHAT WILL A PATENT COST?
If you are advised that your invention is patentable,
send $20, to pay Government application fee of $15, and
$5 for the drawings required by the Government. This
amount is payable when the application is made. This
is all of the expense, unless a patent is allowed. "When
allowed the attomev's fee ($25) and the final Government
fee ($20) is payable.
By these terms you k:iow beforehand, for nothing,
whether voh are going to get a patent or not, and no
attorney's fee is cliarged imless you do get a patent.
An attorney whose fee depends on his success in obtain
ing the patent will not advise yon that your invention
is patentable, unless it really is patentable, so far as lus
best judgment can aid in determining the question;
hence, you can rely on tbe advice given after a prelimi
nary examination is had.
DESIGN PATENTS and the REGISTRATION OF
LABELS and TRADE-MARKS secured.
CAVEATS prepared and fded.
Applications fr the REISSUE OF PATENTS care
fully and skillfully prepared and promptly prosecuted.
Applications in revivor of rejected, abandoned, or for
feited cases made. Very often valuable inventions are
saved in these classes of cases.
If you have undertaken to secure your own patent
and failed, a skillful handling of the case may lead to
success. Send me a written request addressed to the
Commissioner of Patents that he reeogmze Geocob E.
Lemon, of Washington, D. C, as your attorney in the
case, giving the title of the invention and about the date
of filing your application. An examination will be made
of the case, and you wHl be informed whether or not a
patent can be obtained. This examination and report
unit cost yon nethuig. .. .
Interference CONTESTS arising within the Patent
Office between two or more rival cliumante to the same
subject-matter of invention, attended to.
Appeal Remedies pursued in relief from adverse
Searches made for title to inventions.
Copies of Patents furnished at the regular Go , -i-ment
rates, (25 cents each, if subsequent to 1866. '
vious patents, not printed, at cost of making copies .
CoriES of Official Records furnished.
Opinions rendered as to scope, validity, and infr; ,..
ment of Patents.
To fact, any information relating to Patents and
property rights in inventions promptly furnished o.
most reasonable terms.
Remember this office has been in successful oner.r
since 1865, and you therefore reap the benefits of es -euce.
Address, with stamp for reply,
GEORGE E. LEMON,
WASHINGTON, D. C.