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OF THE PRESIDENT.
This Homing's Bulletin
Gives Little Encouragemeot.
SniioDiiii Doctors in Council.
Bulletins Posting* in
That the President is Siniios and
All day yesterday the city was in a ferment
over the news from Washington. The Globe
|SEued extras at noon aud night, and as the
crowds secured them ami hastily read the
more hopeful telegrams, expressions of joy
were universal. The later news which we
give this morning will carry sorrow where
hope was inspired by yesterday's bulletins.
There seems little chance of the President's
recovery, and we greatly fear
that the next news of tho
Globe will announce his death. The
hasty summoning of physicians from
New York and Philadelphia at a late
hour last evening by special train shows
the gravity of the situation. A careful
perusal of all of the medical bulletins
leaves scarcely any room to hope for his
recovery. In all the St. Paul churches
where services were held prayers were
uttered for the stricken President, and ft
feeling of sorrowful .solemnity was every
The following telegrams appeared in Sunday
extras of the Globe issued at 1 and 8 p. m.:
Sunday Bulletin- \o. 1.
Washington, 6 a. m., July 3. — Executive
Mansion : The following bulletin has just
i m issued by the President's attending phy
sician at fi a. v.:
The President's rest has been refreshiug
during the night, and only broken at Interval!
of about half an hour by occasional pains in
h\i feet and to take his nourishment of miik
aud lime water and bits of ice to relieve the
thirst which has been constant. From the
flntbe lias manifested the most remarkable
courage uud fortitude. Pulse 118, respiration
16, temperature uormul.
Sunday Bulletin No V.
Washington, July 3.— The advisability of
probing the President's wound for the bullet
was carefully considered at a consultation of
his attending physicians at 3 o'clock yester
day and it n>< then determined not to make
any attempt to extract the ball, owing to the
fact that the reaction which should fol
low the shock of the injury had not taken
place, and besides great fears were
entertained the President would not
rally. Careful and delicate examination
made later in the evening revealed the fact
that the location of the ball as determined
was such as to make auy effort last night for
its removal unwarranted. This morning
physicians decided that no effort will be made
at present to extract the ball, as its presence
in the locution determined doe6not necessarily
iuterl'c-re with ultimate recovery of the Presi
dent. Most of the members of the cabinet, who
watched at Executive Mansion lust nhrhl, re
mained to a late hour this morning. Secre
taries Window ..ml Hunt and postmaster
Oui. James w«N the first to leave. Secretary
Lincoln und Attorney General McVeagh re
malntd until nearly 8 o'clock, all of them
howevor, before leaving ludUe.l hopeful and
rc-aseuring Megrums to be sent among per
Sunday Bulletin So S.
Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C,
JuneS.— DiV Bliss states this morning that
examinations made yesterday afternoon^ and
evening discloses the fact that the bullet en
tered the President's body between the elev
enth and twelfth ribs on the right side of his
spinal column and passing forward and down
ward out and through the lower end of the
right lobe of tho liver, and finally lodged in
•the Internal portion of his abdomen.
Sunday Bulletin So. 4.
■Washington, July 3, 10 a.. m.— The res
of the consultation of physicians, is that the
symptoms are more favorable than at any time
since the shooting. Pulse 110, temperature
and respiration normal.
Sunday Bulletin So, 3.
Washington. July 3, 10:30 a. m.— The
President has rested quietly and wakened re
freshed, and his improving condition gives
additional hope for his gradual recovery.
Pulse 114, respiration IS, and temperature
about normal. D. W. Buss.
Sunday Bulletin So. ti
Washington, July S.— Gitteau, the assassin'
has a brother In this city who is an insurance
agent and resides on Appleton street. In an
interview he referred to the vicious and irre
spoueible character of his brother, who seems
to have no moral attributes whatever and paid
uoue of his bills. His brother said he was a
source of great trouble to his faml from
whom he has estranged himself and who seem
to regard him as vicious and immoral.
Sunday Bulletin— Xo. 7.
Washington, 11:03 a. h.— The President's
condition is greatly Improved. He secures
sufficient refreshing sieep, and during hi&
waking hours is cheerful, and is inclined to
discuss pleasant topics. Pulse 106, with more
full and soft expression.
Sunday Bulletin So S.
Washington, June 3. 11:16 a. m.—
Hon. Wm. Windom— Mansfield, Ohio, June
B.— l started for Washington this morning,
but was stopped by a telegram, that the
President would recover. Thank God. There
is a great relief among all classes.
Sunday Bulletin So. U.
Washington, July 3.— Dr. Bliss, in a pri
vate conversation at 1:23, said the condition
of the Presldr-nt was admirable and his chances
of recovery splendid.
Executive Mansion, D. C, July 3, 0 r. m
—No appreciable change since the last bul
letin. The President sleeps well (it Interval!;
pulse 108, temperature and respiration normal.
(Signed) W. Bliss, J. K. Barney J. J. Wood
Vice President Arthur in Washington.
Washington, July 3.— When the pbysi
elans informed the cabinet last uiyht that the
President was sinking information was suut to
Vice President. Arthur, with a request tliut he
should some here on the midnight train. He
accordingly placed himself at tin- disposition
of the cabinet. He had naturally
a very strong desire to
exprosa in person to the President and Mrs.
Garfield his warniwit sympathy, nnd rejoicing
at the favorable change which has occurred in
the President's conditition, but in view of the
advantage of keeping the President to-day ab
solutely quiet, the Vice President has deferred
calling upon him until such time as the phy
sicians consider it to be entirely prudent.
BLAINE TO II AMI. IN .
Washington, July 3.— Secretary Blainc has
sent the following telegram :
Washington, July 3d.— To Hon. Hannibal
Hamlin, Bangor, Me.: The President's con
dition at X past 12 is in the judgment of his
physician* encouraging, or at least hopeful.
(Signed) J. G. Blame.
To Noyes, minister to Pans: At this hour,
12:30, the condition of the President is much
Improved, and his symptoms are regarded as
Favorable, ar at least hopeful.
(Signed) Blame, U. 8. Secretary.
To Lowell, Minister at London. — Please
to convey to her majesty, the Queen, the
thanks of the President and Mrs. Garfteld, for
her repeated expressions of sympathy and in
terest. Inform her majesty that at this hour,
2:30 p. m., the condition of the President is
much Improved and his symptoms are regard
ed as favorable, or at least hopeful.
(Signed) Blame, Secy.
Washington, July 3.— The following tele
grams have been received by Secretary Blame:
Paws, July 8., To Blame, secretary, Wash
ington. Our countrymen have received sue.
cessive accounts of the President's condition
with profound sorrow and deepest sympathy
with the public and private affliction. We
have received expressions of
condolence and of horror at crime from the
representatives of other nations, We 6ttll
cherish hopes of a favorable issue, and desire
to express our heartfelt sympathy in the grief
that surrounds the President.
Evabts, Thurman, Howe, Horton.
London, July 3.— To Blalne, secretary,
Washinnton: Just received the following
from the queen' lam most anxious to hear
tho latest accounts of the President, and wish
my horror and deep sympathy to be conveyed
to him and Mrs. Garfield.
(Signed) Lowell, Minister.
Statement of Mr*. N. White. "
Washington, July 2.— Mrs. Sarah N.
White, the lady in charge of the waiting-room
of the Baltimore & Ohio depot, was the per
son who first saw and reached the President
after he was shot. In reply to questions asked
her, she said the man came in front, "at that
door," pointing to the door to the ladies'
room from the Union ■waiting-room, "just as
the President entered the middle door from B
street. When he approached with'.n five feet
of the President he fired. He aimed, I thought,
at the President's heart, and missed him. The
President did not seem to notice him, but
walked right on past the man. He fired again
and the President fell. He fell right at the
turn of the second row of seats. I was the
.first to reach him and lifted up his
head. The janitor rushed Jout and
called the police. I held him until some ir.en
came and lifted him up. He did not speak
to me or to anyone till a young man who, I
think, was his son, who came after he had
vomited. I think he said something to him
when the men lifted him up on the mattrass.
He spoke on the ground. There were no
words at all between them. The man walked
SAINT PAUL. MONDAY MORNING. JULY 4, 1881.
deliberately out the center door where some
body headed him off. He turned and started
back, and was seized at the door by a police
man. I have seen the man once or twice be
fore—one time particularly. A few days ago
he promenaded up and down just
as he did to-day, wiping his
face, and apparently as though he was waiting
for some friend. This morning he waited half
an hour walking up and down. There were
few people in the room when the shot was
fired. After the shooting the President was
1 iid on the floor until a mattrass could be
procured, aud then at once removod *o a
room in the second story of the depot.
The assassin attempted to run out at the
Sixth street door, but for some reason turned
back, when special officer Scotland and officer
Kearney caught him and at once took him to
Obserrance of the Fourth — Seeotntnenda
tlon of Qov. Foster.
Columbus, 0., July 3. — Gov. Foster has
Just Issued the following:
Executive Department, Governor's Office,
Columbus, 0., 12 m., July 3. — Suggestions are
coming to me to counsel the mayors of cities
and villages and the people of the
State to suspend their Fourth of
July celebrations and substitute there
for exercises lo harmony with the nniversal
feeling of -distress over the attempted assassi
nation of the President. These suggestions
being so nearly In accord with my own feel
ings, I earnestly request that the people as
semble in the churches at half past ten o'clock
in the morning, and engage in devotions to
almighty God, aud that the cele
brations of the day be conducted in accordance
with what may be known of the physical con
dition of the president. Thanks to a kind
Providence, it is a great joy to add that present
advices give hope of the recovery of the presi
dent. [Signed] Fosteh, Gov'r.
Qultcau, the Assassin.
Washington, July 3. — Gultean, the assas
sin, has a brother in thl3 city who Is an insur
ance agent. He resides in Applelon, Wis. In
an interview he referred to the vicious and
irresponsible character of his brother, who
seems to have no moral attributes whatever.
He paid no bills, his brother
said, and was a source of great
trouble to his family, from whom he
estranged himself and who seem to regard him
as vicious and moro?e. The following is an
extract from a letter dated ,March 30, 1573,
from a brother of the assassin to John A.
Gulteau, his brother In this city, In which he
wr'tes referring to Guiteau's abominable aud
deceitful dealings: I have been ready to believe
him capable of almost any folly, stupidity or
rascality. The ono possible excuse I can
render for him is, that he Is insane, and, In
deed, if I was called as a witness upon the
stand, I should testify he is absolutely insane
and hardly responsible fjtr his acts.
Prayers for IJIh Keeoeery.
Little Rock. Ark., July 3.— The telegraph
ic annouueemet of the improvement of the
President was read In the Cathedral to-day at
high n.as3. At both early and high mass the
prayers of the people were asked by the offi
ciating priest for the speedy recovery of the
The following telegrams were received after
the issue of the Sunday extras of the Globe:
CONDITION at 0 P. M.
Washington, Executive Mansion, 0 p. m.
July, S.— Unofficial bulletin: The President's
condition remains unchanged; all symptoms
are favorable. . The rumor in circulation on
the streets this evening to t*>e effect that in
flammation had set in in the President's wound,
is denied by the attending physicians.
Executive Mansion, 10:30 p. m. — The
condition is less favoroble. Pulse 120, tem
perature 100, respiration 20. ;He is more
restless and again complains of the pain in
his feet. (Signed) D. W. Bliss,
J. K. Barnes,
Robert Ret burn.
Executive Mansion, Washington, July 4.
— The following bulletin hasjust been issund:
12:30 a. m.— The President's condition has
changed very little since the last bulletin.
Pulse 112, temperature 93 8-10, respiration 20.
The same symptoms are recognized. He does
not complain so much of pain in the feet.
Associated Press Bulletin.
Washington, July 4, 1 a. m.— ln view of
the fact \nu it Is deemed best to keep the
President perfectly quiet during the remain
der of the night, the attending physicians an"
nounced at 1 a. m. that no examinations will
be made and do further bulletins issued until
7:30 a. M.
At The JSxeoutlte Mansion.
Washington, July 3. — Evidences of popu
lar excitement in the neighborhood of the ex
ecutive mansion were not as no ticeable to-day
as they were yesterday. A few hundred peo
ple, of whom a large proportion are colored,
still linger about the main entrance on Penn
sylvania avenue, but better pollee regulations
are enforced than were yesterdiy. The aye .
nue leading to to the gateway is kept clear by
aa armed guard, and no person is admitted
without a written passport from the
President's private secretary. Some
change In the direction of better order
and stricter control is apparent in the executive
mansion itself. Yesterday the official half of
that building was overrun by newspaper re
porters and correspondent?, friends of the
President and enquiring citizens generally, who
in their anxiety U> obtain the latest news
crowded into the upper corridors and rooms
of the President's secretary and even
obstructed the orderly transmission
of business at the President's private
telegraph office. To-day no one is allowed to
go beyond the vestibule until his card has
been taken to the President's private secretary,
and the lawless wandering about of excited
people in the upper corridor has b?en stopped.
All members of the cabinet are at the
executive mansion aud most of them have re
mained-there continuously since yesterday af
ternoon, sleeping a few hours last night on
couches in the library. Nearly all executive
officers of the government have called during
the day, together with representatives of for
eign nation*, Justices of the supreme court,
and a large number of the President's persoa
al friends. None of them, however, have
been permitted to enter the room in which the
President lies. The strictest quiet is enjoined
and the President has not been allowed to see
anyone to day except Mrs. Garfteld, the nurse
and attending physicians.
Senator Jones, of Nevada, called this after
noon and informed a member of the cabinet
Vice-Presldent Arthur had arrived In the city
aud was his guest. He would like to see the
Presideut if he could be permitted to do so.
Senator Jones was told the physicians did not
think it best to allow anyone to sco the Presi
dent except members of his family.
is an unwearied attendant at her husband's
bedside, aiding the physicians and nurses as
necessity requires, and maintaining a strength
of self-control and cheerfulness with the firm
conviction the President will recover.
i continues without perceptible abatement, ex
■ cept that the crowd in front of the executive
mansion is not so large as yesterday afternoon. !
The commissioners have published a card re- j
questing the people to refrain from ;
■ all noisy demonstrations to-morrow, '
: and municipal regulations relative to j
i cannon and explosives will be restricted ;
| throughout the city. Weather calm and clear, '
■ but not warm enough, it Is thought, to have
any unfavorable influence on the President's
condition. There is a great difference of opin
ion among medical men about the probabilsty
of the President's surviving his Injuries, but
there is an
UNMISTAKABLE AIR OF HOPEFULNESS
On the faces of attending physicians, which
was wanting up to a lute hour last night.
Despite his extremely critical coudition the
country can rcasonablyc|herlsh some hope the
President may yet recover. The lapse of
time since the bullet did its work without
large loss of blood, renders it probable no
large artiries or veins have been severed. Had
this occurred, there would doubtless have
been a fatal hemorrhage before this time.
To the hopeful side of the case, may also be
added the important point that the circulable
condition of the stomach has been somewhat
overcome and a healthy reaction may
now be expected. To the ordinary chances
of life-under such circumstances should also
be added the President's naturally strong
constitution, his regular habits, his great
HOPEFUL RELIANCE ON PROVIDENCE,
and his determination to recover if possible.
Th;se are all important factors In bis favor,
and while they by no means affect the fast
that his condition is one which enlails the
greatest apprehensions, they serve to remove
the conviction which obtained so generally
last night that his case is absolutely hopeless.
Cleveland, 0., July B.— Dr. A. Boynton,
President Gartteld's cousin and family physi
clon, attended the funeral to-day of his sister,
Mrs. Arnold, at Bedford, near here. He goes
immediately to Washington. President Gar
field's two younger sons, who arrived at Men
tor yesterday, are still kept in ignorance of
the assassination. They are at the home
stead, in charge of an uncle.
EMINENT SURGEONS SENT FOR.
Washington, July 3, 8 p. m.— Drs. Frank
H. Hamilton, N. T., and D. H. Agnew, Phil
adelphia, have been requested by telegrapli
to come to Washington by the first train for
a consultation with the atteudtng physicians.
The President's condition at this hour re
DR. BLISS DENIES.
Dr. Bliss authorizes a positive contradiction
of the rumor in circulation, to the effect that
he has told that the President's case is practi
cally hopeless, and that there is no use of mis
Philadelphia. July 3.— Dr. D. Hayes Ag
new left here at 11:50 to-night for Washing
ton in a special train, having been summoned
to a consultation at the executive mansion
with other physicians.
not so noPEFtJUL.
Washington, JulyS.— At a late hour to
uight Secretary Blame telegraphed Minister
Lowell, London, as follows: The President's
condition at 10:30 this evening was not so fa
Telegrams have been received at the execu
tive mansion stating Dr. Hamilton of New
York, and Dr. Agness of Philadelphia, who
were requested to como to Washington for
consultation with the President's attending
physicians are on the way here. Dr. Hamil
ton left New York at 10:30 p. m. and will
reach Washington at 6:80 in the morning.
Dr. Agnew left Philadelphia at 12:40 this
morning and will reach Washington at 4:30 in
BAD NEWS HA NEW TORE.
New Yore, July 3.— At prominent hotels
in the city and at various clubs, crowds as
sembled and eagerly read the dispatches from
Washingtou ntating the condition of the
President. Up to 9r. n. they were favorable
and strong hopes of recovery were expressed.
At 9:30, however, a bulletin in the Fifth ave
nue hotel stated the Vice President and
members of the cabinet had been summoned
to the White House. A dhpatch was posted
announcing the President was sinking fast
and no hope 3oj his recovery were entertained.
The assassin wa3 bitterly denounced. The
attempted assassination of the President was
made the subject of sermons in
many of the Evangelical churches
to-day and was referred to in several Catholic
churches. Iv all prayers were offered for the
President* recovery. Dispatches from all
points in the northeast and south and from
Dominion of Canada, show the people are
greatly incensed at the shooting.
The Mother's Message.
Cleveland, July 3.— News or the shoot
ing of the President was broken to his moth
er this afternoon at Solon. She had been so
much overcome by the fatal accident which
resulted in the death of Thos. Garfleld and
Mrs. Arnold, that the family had kept from
her the intelligence of the attempted assassin-,
ation, but this morning she felt better
nd spoke of attending Mrs.
Arnold's funeral which took place at Bedford
to-day. In announcing her intention she re
marked, "Last Saturday Thomas was buried;
to-day, Cornelh; I wonder who it will be
next Sunday." Mrs. Trowbridge, at whose
house Mrs. Garfield was, then sent for Mrs.
Larrabee, another daughter. When the latter
arrived Mrs. Garfield inquired if she wus go
ing to Mrs. Arnold's funeral. Mrs. Lar
rabee replied that she guessed she
could not, as something had happened, so the
sisters thought it best not to go.
"What has happened ?" inquired Mrs. Gar
"We have heard that James is hurt," said
"How, by the cars?" asked the mother.
"No, he was shot by an assassin, but he was
not killed," replied the daughter.
"The Lord help me," exclaimed Mrs Gar
Mrs. Larabee assured her mother that the
latest reports were favorable and showed
that | the President was resting quietly
and In a fair way to recover.
"When did you hear of this," inquired Mas.
Yesterday noon, but we thought best not to
tell you. The news was not as favorable as
to day, was the reply.
"You was very thoughtful, I am glad
you didn't tell me," said
Mrs. Garfleld, adding quietly, she thought
something had happened as she had noticed
the manners of her daughters had been pecu
culiar towards her during yesterday.
She bore up under the Intelligence with
much fortitude as sho was shown the dis
patches received from Major Swam, Secretary
Judd and Harry Garfldd. The one fom the
la ter read as follows:
Washington, D. C,, July 3.— Mrs. Eliza
Garfield, Clinton, O-: lhauk God he lives
this morning and the doctors are very hope
ful. He has been perfectly himself all the
time. Habkt A. Garfield.
She read the dispatches calmly, ana said,
how could anybody be so cold hearted as to
want to kill her baby. In general conversa
slon she wondered what is comiog
next and inquired what will
probably be done with the assassin. Some
one saying "hang him," she answered, "He
She does not contemplate going to Wash
ington unless sent for, thinking she will be
telegraphed for if necessary to go. On it be
ing remarked to her that the news grew favor
able, she said, "I am glad to hear it, but
lam afraid we are hoping against fate. It
seems terrible." This afternoon she dictated
the following dispatch to her grandson, liar
ry Garfleld, at the executive mansion, Wash
ington: "The news was broken to rae this
morning and shocked rae very
much. Since receiving your telegram
I feel much more hopeful. Tell James that I
hear he is cheerful and lam glad to hear it.
Tell him to keep in good spirits and accept
the love of mother, sisters and friends.
Eliza A. Garfield.
The Shadow of Death.
New York, July 3.— From the Tribune:
Senator Plumb, of Kansas, reports his story
of the shooting of the President to a reporter.
He said: I was in the National hotel, opposite
the depot. Dr. Bliss was there, also, at the
time, and was at President Garfleld's side soon
after the shooting, and before he raised his
head from the floor. He was calm, and gave
no evidence of excitement. I have seen many
shot in the army, and I thought at the time
the shadow of death was upon the President.
"Do you think now he will recover?"
"No," said Mr. Plumb, with evidence of
much feeling, "I have known a number to be
wounded in the same way and it has always ;
proved fatal. lam afraid it will be so in the
President's case. The danger is inflammation, i
followed by suppuration, may set in. i
Thil usually comes withiu forty- ;
elzht hours. If that time passes •
without any unfavorable symptoms •
farther than what have already appeared, I ]
may change my mind, but I came away from i
the President's at a late hour last night,
thinking he would not survive.
What did the President think of his wounds V
" Soon after he was taken to the White
House he said to Mr. Rockwell he thought
he could not recover. Rockwell tried to dis
suade him from that belief, but he
could uot. The President talked
about his wound and regarded it in the same
light as if he were judging the case of anoth
er individual He talked iv a natural tone and
was satisfied during the afternoon that he
would not live. He spoke of the assassin
without the least feeling of resentment. He
seemed to be cogitating the matter
over for sometime, when suddenly
he exclaimed, what could - have
induced that man to shoot me. It is v hard
question to answer, continued Mr. Plumb. I
was talking with Seeretßry Kirkwood, and he
said of all persons who gathered around the
cabinet table the President was one of the last
to awaken antagonism, and one above all oth
ers who ought to have been safe from
the assassin. But Kirkwood said in all the
cabinet consultation over appointments dur
the talk about forming a cabinet and in all
the political excitement since, he had not
heard the President utter one unkind word of
any person. If he is a friend he is a good,
true friend and when he ceases to be a friend,
he never becomes an enemy or bears any ill
will. He of all men should have been
spared from such a wound .
Observance of the Nations Natal Day.
Executive Mansion, Washington, July
3.— Secretary Blame at a late hour to-night
received the following dispatch:
Pbovidenoe. July 3, 10:50, p. si.— Hon.
James J. Blame, Secretary of State: Rhode
Island feels very keenly the blow at Presi
dent Garfleld. Ought not festive celebrations
be discouraged? Gov. Littlefield joius in
regards and inquiries. (Signed,)
Henry B. Anthony.
To this dispatch Secretary Blame sent the
following reply: The governor of Ohio had
already suggested services in all churches to
morrow Instead of patriotic festivities usually
appropriate to the day. The very critical
condition of the President would seem to in
dicate the propriety of this course. I am
sure it would be acceptable to the people of
all religious denominations.
Providence, July 3.— Gov. Littlefield has
Issued a proclamation recommending that all
festive celebrations be omitted.
Vice- President Arthur,
Washington, D. C, July 8. — Vice-
President Arthur came here at the in
stance of Secretary Blame, having received
the following message last evening:
Washington, D. C. July 2.— Hon. C. A.
Arthur, Vice-President: It, is the judgment
of the Cabinet that you should come to Wash
ington to-night by the midnight train.
Jas. G. Bi-aine.
The Vice-President called at the executive
mausion shortly after vine this forenoon and
paid his resDects to aud expressed his sympa
thy with Mrs. Garfield and family. He has
been in communication with the members of
the cabinet ever since his arrival. He has
been governed iv his actions by their sugges
The Assassin and His Place of Confinement.
Washington, July 3.— The jail in which
the assassin Is confined is situated in the ex
treme eastern limit of the city, on a bluff over
looking the Anacosta, or eastern branch of
the Potomac. It is one of a series of build
ings, the others being a hospital and work
house, or "farm," as it is called. Just south
of it the Congressional cemetery slopes down
near the river bank. If it were not for the
Iron bars to all tho outer windows, some
arched and some circular, there is nothing iv
the exterior of the massive but rather haudsorae
structure of Seneca sandstone to convey the
sugestion of a jail; the building, might well
pass for a public museum or library. Driving
up to the entrauce by a pleasant sweep, :i ring
at the bell brought to the door an easy going
official who politely invited the reporter into
the vestibule, where lie was greeted by the of
ficer in charge, his deputy, Mr. Crocker being
absent escorting convicts to the Albany peni
tentiary. With Mr. Russ, the reporter entwed
into conversation as follows:
"Is there any change in your instructions as
to preventing all interviews with your pris
"None at all."
"Then there is no possibility of my being
allowed to pee him even for a minute."
'•Not the slightest. My orders aro most
"How has he been conducting himself since
you have had him in charge?"
"Very quietly. He has been making no
demonstrations of any kind. He seems to
have prepared in advance his plans of conduct
and to be observing it. If he is mad or crazy
there if a deal of method in his madness.' '
"Does he manifest any desire to talk about
"No sir, and even if he did it would be in
violation of orders to permit conversation
Mr. Russ was very reticent and seemed dis
inclined to talk, and only answered direct
questions and with apparent unwillingness.
Sympathy of the Country.
Buffalo, July 3.— The newspaper offices
have been besieged all day with anxious
crowds awaiting the bulletins displayed an
nouncing the condition of the President. The
latest favorable reports were read with mark
ed enthusiasm. A general meeting of veter
ans was held last night at the armory, when
the folowing resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That we, his late comrades in
arms, deprecate the cowardly act which may
deprive the country of an honored President,
and deeply sympathize with the nation in its
hour of trial.
In the churches prayers were offered for the
life of the executive, and special sermons were
generally delivered upon the subject of assas
Philadelphia, July B.— ln every church of
the city to-day special prayers were offered for
the recovery of the President. In the Catho
lic churches at the suggestion of Archbishop
Wood the prayer for the authorities was re
cited at mass and at vespers. In the three
churches of the Disciples of Christ, with
which denomination the President is closely
connected, bulletins of the physicians were
read to the congregations.
WILLIAMS COLLEGE— DH. HOPKINS.
Williamstown, Mass., July 2.— To-night
is wrapped in gloom. The countenances of
the students and faculty are saddened. Presi
dent Hopkins is completely unnerved. It was
painful to witness the sorrow expressed in the
features of the venerable Dr. Hopkins, Presi
dent Garfleld's early college instructor, when
the news of the assassination was first made
known to him to-night. The telegraph office
is crowded with students and town people
waiting for every scrap of news relating to bis
condition. On Williams the blow falls with
heavy force. On Monday the trustees will
decide whether or not tha exercises of com
mencement shall be carried out.
Williambtown, Masn.. July 3 —The first
day ot the William's commencement dawned
pieasantly, and though a perceptible gloom
covers the exercises in consequence of the
President's assassination, a large audience at
tended the introductory ceremonies. An ad
dress before the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation was delivered this morning by Rev.
Dr. Horrick Johnson. At the conclusion a
dispatch was read announcing the im
proved condition of the President. Bac
calaureate exercises were held in the afternoon.
Before beginning his discourse Dr.Chadbourne,
with much feeling said: We have met here to
day to show, through happily not in mourn
ing, were we to follow the impulses of oar
hearts we would set in silence. There Is a
great calamity, but the world moves and we
mnst hide our sorrow ana ut our hands to
away and - we. -.. mnst look to
the collides of our land for those to replace
the rulers of ! civil ; and reheiouß place. The
\ im * h 2 s no f » rrl y, ed forus to close our year
and I ask yoSr attention to the words
of God, found in the sixth chapter of Galla
tions, : eeventh verse: "Whatsoever a man
we £> co Bh , all he reap-" On , th close of
*£*S!£^7& 1 ?S22&$1 ; £
proving, which they hailed with tremendous
- Ex-President Hopkins during the service
received a message from the President saying:
"God bless the dear old doctor, give him my
thanks and love." •■'-i^
; a prayer meeting was held this afternoon
and evening and a fervent prayer offered for
the President's recovery,
:r s - ._ .„_ i, , PTI
■- « „ TOOO I'Z 13l ; x'/,^
To Hon AIon «> B Cornell, Governor, Al
bany, N. V : The President's condition has
improved for the past 18 hours. He is now,
at three o'clock, reDosing as well as his
physicians could hope. We all feel greatly
encouraged, though still profoundly anxious
The President returns his sincere thanks for
your warm expressions of sympathy. He
bears up wonderfully and faces death with the
calmness of a true Christian courage.
(Signed) Jis. G. Blame, Bee. of State.
CORNELL TO BLAINE.
Albany, N. V., July S.-Hon. James G.
Blame, secretary of state, Washington: This
morning's tidings, which were awaited with
extra anxiety, have been received with reverend
thankfulness. The improvement in the con
dition of the President is gratefully accepted
as a basis of hope for his early convalescence
Assure the President that the people are
thoroughly united in the expression of horror
of the wicked crime, as well as in prayerful
solicitude for his speedy and complete restora
ion. (Signed) Alonzo B. Cornell
ROBERTSON TO BLAINE.
Albany, N. V., July 3.-James G. Blame,
secretary: Will you tell me the President's
present condition. Reports differ very great
ly. Assure him of my deepest sympathy with
him in this hour of the nation's peril, and
with Mrs. Garfleld in her terrible trials.
Prayers more fervent and earnest than ever
before for any man or any cause will go up to
day from every church and every loyal heart
in the land that be may be spared. May kind
providence grant the petition. (Signed,)
W. H. Robertson.
Washington, July 3.— To Hon. Wm. H.
Robertson, Albany, N. V.: We grow more
and more encouraged as to the final result,
though still most deeply anxious. The Presi
dent's condition has steadily improved since
last night at 9 o'clock, and now, at 3 p. m., he
is doing as well as his physicians could pos
sibly hope. He has never lost consciousness
or courage for a moment, and awaits the issue
with more oalmness than his surrounding
friends. (Signed) James G. Blame,
Secretary of State.
Washington, July 3.— The minister from
Spain, Mr. Borca, called upon Secretary Blame,
at the executive mansion, this afternoon, for
the purpose of delivering a copy of the fol
lowing telegram from the minister of state at
"Madrid, July 3.— To the Spanish Minister,
Washington: In the name of the king ex
press to the government of the United States
the profound sorrow that the attempt against
the President's life has caused in Spain. His
majesty's government fervently hope for the
recovery of President Gartield."
The following was received this afternoon
by the secretary of state:
"Lisbon, July 3.— Blame, Secretary, Wash
ington: I am horrified by the attempt on the
President's life. Awuit intelligence with
anxiety. (Signed) Mohan."
EXCITEMENT AT CLEVELAND.
Cleveland, July 3.— Telegraph, newspaper
and telephone offices were kept busy to-day
answering inquiries as toths President's con
dition. The continued favorable reports dur
ing the day In a general measure allayed the
intense anxiety previously felt. In most of
the churches services were held especially ap
propriate to the calamity, the great crime
belDg the theme of discussion, and fervent
prayers were offered for the speedy recovery of
the President. In numerous churches bul
letins were received from Washington. At a
meeting of committee-* this afternoon it was
formally aud unanimously voted to abandon
the celebration to-morrow. Word from vari
ous sections of the State iniiiute that a few
places in northern Ohio will celebrate the
Fourth. Rumoi» of a collapse of the Presi
ueot caused considerablsjerciterneut. Crowds
hovered about the newspaper bulletin boards
until late at night.
Lord Thornton luet evening delivered to the
Secretary of State a copy of the following dis
patch, with many expressions of deep sorrow
at the tragedy:
London, July 2, 5 r. m.— Thornton, Wash
ington: Is it true that President Garfleli has
been shot? If so, express at once the great
concern of Her Majesty's government and our
hope that the report that he has sustained
serious injury will prove untrue.
(Signed.) • Earl Granville,
Foreign Office, London.
LAND LEAGUE DECLARATION.
Philadelphia, July 3.— At the Irish land
league meeting to-day, resolutions were adopt
td setting forth that the cry of tho oppressed
must be unheeded, and the sufferings of our
nation's President ;ilone have our first and
Richmond, Va., July 3.— Troughout the
day the greatest anxiety prevailed among al
classes In regard to the President's condition.
The newspaper and telegraph offices were con
stantly besieged by inquirers for the latest
news from Washington. A general gloom
pervades the community, and the hope is uni
versally expressed that the favorable symp
toms may continue, and that the President's
life may be spared. In nearly all churches of
the city to-day and to-night feeling allusion to
the shocking event was made by the ministers,
and fervent prayers offered for GarfHd's re
Scranton, Pa., July 3.— Prayers were of
fered up fjr the speedy recovery of Presi
dent Garfleld in all the churches of this city
this morning and evening.
Newburoh, N. V., July 3. — The shooting
of the President was alluded to un the prayers
and sermons of all the churches to-day. In
some the latest intelligence by telegraph was
announced from the pulpit, for the informa
tion of anxious congregations.
Trenton, N. J., July 3.— Ia all churches
of this city reference was mada to the attack
upon the life of the chief magistrate, and
prayers were offered that his life might be
spared. The event casts a gloom over all
Charleston, 8. C, July 3.— At all the
churches hero ta-day special prayers were of
fered for the recovery of the President, and in
the sermons feeling expression was given to
the public distress at the crime.
Opinion of Dr. Norman Bridges.
Chicago, July 3.— A Netcs reporter called
up»n Dr. Norman Bridges, Rush medical col
lege.and asked him regarding the chances of the
President's recovery. The Doctor replied, the
morning dispatches certainly indicate there's
quite a prospect for if covery. There" It noth
ing in such a wound as his appears to be that
a man may not recover from. Many persons
have survived similar injuries. It is now 11:30
and more than 24 hours after the
Injury and no fever or other
evidence of inflammation has oc
curred. This fact gives hope that
the Intestines are not wounded. Of course the
intestines might be lacerated and no fever su
pervene after this length of time, but this
could hardly be the case with pulse, tempera
ture, respiration and mental condition so thor
oughly normal aa they are now. It is very
true there was, immediately after the inlurj,
some shock. The face is said to have had an
ashen hue and the pulee and temperature fell,
but soon rose The temperature showed a
slight approach to fever and the rapid
rate of the pulse, 140, two or three
hours after the Injury, might have well indi
cated what it did to the surgeons in charge
internal hemorrhage was going on. So there
was a reaction from the shock and some evident
hemorrhage. Moreover, the wound bled sever
al ounce?. If, as the dispatches say, the ball
entered the right spinal column between the
eleventh and twelfth ribs, and passed down
ward and forward, it would indicate the kidney
was spared, and the absence of b'ood in the
urine points in the same direction. The liver
is very likely injured. This organ will
bear some mutilation and the patient yet le
cover. If the bullet has passed through
the liver as suggested, it would not necessarily
wound the intestines. It might, as a spent
ball, even pass among them to some extent,
without rupturing them, but if the membrane
covering the intestines is injured to any con
siderable extent, fever will doubtless supervene
before many hours, and the danger will greatly
"About the probing for the ball?"
" No surgeon would do that in tbe abdominal
cavity. The snrgeons In charge of the* P/esi
dent's case, In refraining from doing this, hare
not only done a wife thing, but the thing it
might have been k •■« a they would do if
there was the -lightest evidence
the ball tuJ e,.i-red the abdomen.
The medical prof-=-i •#„ Throughout the world
were not ready to believe Surgeons Barnes,
Woodward, Baxter, Reyburn and Lincoln
would do such an unsurgical thing aa the dis
patches made them ready to do. That the
pulse has fallen in rate after its first rise in
consequence of hemorrhage, should surprise
no one, even though the patient has taken no
nourishment, and tbe dispatches should be
watched for evidence of fever. Every hour
that passes without such evidence may rightly
increase the hopes of the President's recov
Mr. Bridges is considered one of the best
authorities in the country ou cases of this
Capt. Drury'a Case—A Counterpart.
Chicago, July 3.— Major Burt, U. S. A.,
telegraphs General Swain, Executive Mansion,
as follows: Recall Capt. < Drury's wouud
through the liver, received at Gordon's Mills,
before C'hickamauga. He took health. Capt.
Drury was the originator of the phrase "I
will take that chance," and it was his words
which occurred to General Garfleld in his talk
with his physician, Dr. Bliss, yesterday. Gen
eral Garfield was familiar with the
circumstances of Major Drury's case, which
was in many respects a counterpart
of his own. Drury was shot from in front,
the bullet perforating the liver and also the
lungs. A considerable portion of the liver
was destroyed and after illness Le recovered
and is to-d^y as robust and hale as any body.
The ball was eventually cut out of his body.
Sumpathy of the Sangerbund.
Chicago, July 3.— At a meeting of all com
mittees of the North American Sangerfest
Association, held at the office of the exposi
tion building, yesterday noon, the following
resolutions were passed:
Whereas, the sad news of a murderous as
sault on our beloved President, James A. Gar
field, in the midst of our festive joy, cast
gloom on all singers united here in Chicago to
celebrate the national sangerfest: therefore
Resolved, by the Sangerfest association;
That it condemns the murderous attack with
the greatest Indignation.
Resolved, That it hereby expresses its most
sincere aud heartiest wishes that the precious
life may be spared for the welfare of our glo
(Signed.) Lewis Wahl, John Hoffman, Em
il Hoechster, vdolph Sehcemnger, Emil Mann
bait, Special Commissioners.
Chicago, July 3.— To the sinking societies
of the North American Sangerbund: In view
of the terrible event that has filled the nation
with sorrow and consternation, and the fact
the chief executive of our country is lying at
the point of death, we request the singing so
cieties to refrain to-day from all loud expres
sion of festal joy, and especially from mak
ing music in the streets. If by 9 A.M. today
no change In the condition of the President
shall have taken place from more favor
able svraptons telegraphed to us at this hour,
the picnic will twke place, but all our singing
societies are requested to proceed to the
ground quietly and not hurt the feelings of
their afflicted fellow citizens. (Signed)
James Wahl, Aldolphus Shoemuneer, John
Hoffman, Emll Mannhart nnd Emil Rochester,
Indignution find Sympathy at she Hub.
Boston, Jhlv 3. -A mass meeting was held
at Tremont Temple this afternoon X. , for the
purpose of expressing condemnation at the ut
tempted assassination of the President. The
meeting opened with prayers by Dr. Chapman.
The Rev. Dr. Ellis, after referring to the sad
event which has clouded the whole nation in
mourning, read the 20th. 46th and 124 th
psalms. Resolutions condemning the attempt
on the President's life and expressing hope
for his speedy restoration were adopted, after
which au hour was devoted to prayer for the
President. The special r^eting of the
board of alderman tSiis afternoon
was called to order by Mayor
Prince. A large number of spectators were
present. His Honor said, in addressing the
board, he had called it together at an unusual
hour in order to ascertain what may be the
hest plan to pursue in regard to tho celebrat
ing of our national holiday in view of the
great calamity that has fallen on our country
and the board as well. Tne life of our Presi
dent has been assailed by a wretch who, for
Ills unprovoked crime, might almost be called
a demon. The whole nation watches with
the keenest anxiety. No words could
adequately express the feeling of the country
at this time. Not only has the attack been oil
the President, but on the country, fur, after
the President has been elected he is not the
President of any party but of the whole
country. Let us in our prayers makfi divine
intercession that the chief magistrate may
Alderrran O'Brien read a telegram just re
ceived from Washington, giving a fuVoralilo
report of the condition of the President, ami
offered a resolution:
That Ihc city of Boston, in the name and
in behalf of its citizens, believing that the at
tempt to assassinate President Garlleld was
made upon* him as the head of this govern
ment, hereby unite In offering to President
Garfield their warmest sympathy in his suffer
ings, and sincerely hope" aud pray that his re
covery may be speedy and complete.
Resolved, That the city council hereby in
vites their fellow citizens to remember during
the celebration of the national annirer?ary
that nothing but the mercy of the Almighty
has prevented 'it from being a day of national
mourning; that while they are preparing
for enjoyment, all is suffering, grief and dread
at the executive mansion, and to suggest that
this, though it should hold U3 all to the ob
servance of the day, it should be in a manner
befitting such a time of uncertainty and re
Alderman Foley moved the adoption of the
resolutions. Motion carried, and the resolu^
tions were then sent to the common council for
concurrence. The common council was called
to order by President Bailey, nearly all -mem
bers present, and the galleries crowded with
spectators. Immediately upon calling the
member* to order, the president read the cora
municutioa from ihe aldermen, inclosing the
telegram from Washington, and the resolu
tions adopted by aldermen. The council con
curred In the adoption of the resolutions.
Effect Upon nuances
New York, July 3.— A representative of the
Evening Post has obtained from George S.
Coe, President of the American Exchange
National bank, .his views with respect to the
effect ,of President Garfleld's death upon
the finances of the country. Mr. Coe said
the first of the news upon Wall street will un
doubtedly be to stop capital and cause 6ome
timidity, but the result will only be momen
tary. The conntiy is too strong and prosper
ous to be seriously affected by any one man's
death, w or the deuth of several
*uen. I do not thiok that
government bonds, or railroad stocks, or
bank stocks, will feel the blow at all. The
chief source of apprehension, so far us there
is any up^rehension at all, is connected with
■the accession of Uen. Arthur. Nobody is
cognizant of Arthur's views on ihe great
monetary questions of the day.
•'How does President Garfield stand with
"B-fore his election to the Presidency Mr.
Gariit-ld was distinguished for his mastery of
tho great liuaneial -nd economic
question of the hour. He under-
Btood such subject* thoroughly and
the paople knew what he thought. He
was elected because It was believed^hese great
interests would be safe in his hands. During
tuo four raon.hs of bis administration he has
distinguished himself by the accomplishment
of an undertaking hitherto unparalleled in
the history of any nation. If he should die
to-day he would have earned an honorable nn
inorUlily by th« success with which he
has reeonstrustedj the public fnuds This
magnificat enterprise by which many mil
lions of the public debt have quietly, almost
unperceptibly, changed their rate of interest
from 5 or 6 per cent, to 3« per cent, will be
Garfield's magnificant monument. So smooth
ly and freely has the machinery worked that
many people bave not even heard it. He in
tended the holders of gold bonds
to throw away the interest received
by them or else to be paid
their principal in cash. Most persons were
willing to exchange them for cash but the
kolders of these bonds, with few exceptions,
were willing to keep the bonds. Nothing
like this was ever known in the finances of
any nation; and were Garfield to live his full
term of office It is not likely
that he himself could excel It.
Telegratns of Condolence.
Ejcecctith Mansion, Washington, July 3.
—The following are among the telegrams re
ceived to-day by Secretary Blame:
Baxgob, Me., July 3.— Ja«. G. Blame
Washington, D. C: Telegrams received. In
formation of the hopeful condition af the
President is a great relief to all, but we are all
terribly anxious. Convey my earnest and
heartfelt sympathy to the President and fami
ly. (Signed)] 11. 11. llamlin.
Jacksonville, Fla., July B.— Hon. J. G.
Blame, secretary, Washington: The citizeis
of Jacksonville,' in common with the entire
country, are shocked at the intelligence of
assassination of the President and desire you,
to exprtsss to Mrs. Garlleld their.sincere sym
pathy in this hour of her deep grief, and their
nope that the President may be spared to the
country, the genius of whose institutions
he eojgraddly Plustrates. (Signed)
Morris Dzellinske, Lawyer.
New Op.leans, July -i. — Hon. Jas: G.
Blame, Secretary of State, Washington: At a
meeting of the Association of Louisiana, con
vened by order of the | President, ■ John Me-
Enery called the association. to order and re
ferring to the recent sad intelligence from
Washington of the attempt to assassinate the
President, invited members to manifest their
sorrow. and sympathy in some appropriate
manner, whereupon I. W. Patterson offend
the following resolution; be it
0 Resolved, That the news of the recent at
tempt at the assassination of President Oar
flcld . has been received and regarded by the
members of this association and by
their fellow countrymen, to be a great
calamity 1 ' to the nation, and arouses
in the breasts of all patriotic citizens the pro
foundest sorrow and sympathy for the Presi
dent and his family, and grave anxiety for the
troubles and turmoil that ma- result to the
public from the crime
- Resolved,' That we cherish the mo3t earn
est and sincere hope, and unite with All good
people in their fervent prayers for the recov
ery of the President from his great affliction.
These resolutions were unanimously adopt
ed and were ordered to be telegraphed to the
secretary, of state of the United States..
(Signed) Jonx McEeeet, President,
. ROBEitT W adams, Secretary.
Baltimore, Md., July B.— Eon. James G.
Blame, secretary of state, Washington: Please
forward to his excellency, the President of
til* United States, the profound sympathy of
the Italian Beneficial society, "Uni«nee
Fretallonz.t" of Baltimore, and wishes for his
(Signed) " M. Vicc.vai, Present.
L. L. Lazzexi, Secretary.
Columbus, 0., July Hon. James G.
Bl.iine, secretary, Washington: The continued
favorable reports an gratefully received. I
have requested the people of t^e State to as
semble in the churches to-morrow forenoon
to engige in devotion to Almighty aud
that the celebration to-morrow bo conducted
in accordance with the then physical condition
of the President. May God grant him speedy
and full recovery, is the pr-iyer of all. Please
read this dispatch to the Piesident.
(Signed) Chas. Foster.
To the above Secretary B!;iine replied as fol
Washington, D. C. 9:15 p. m.— excel
lency, Charles Foster, Governor of Oliio:
The President is deeply touched with the
feelings of affection manifested by the people
of his native SUt-, as shown by your tele
gram just received; Dis I condition is un
changed. No onfavoreblfl symptoms have
supervened and his fortitude and cheerfulness
are admirable. I trust the fAuTW and devoted
example of Ohio may be followed by oilier
States of the Union to-morrow.
James g. Blaise, Secretary of State.
St. John, N. 8., July 3.— Hon. J. G.
Blame, Washington: The citizens of St.
John desire to express their deep and heart
felt sympathy with the President and his, in
this time of t'ueir great affliction. They recog
nize in the President a great statesman and
Christian gentleman, und sincerely trust, in
the providence of the Almighty, he nwy soon
be restored to perfout health. Ki^-'rXz
■..,._'■■■;;. - ■ S. Jones, Lawyer.
The 2f«tM ii* Jin rope.
LoxDOsyJuly 2, Shooting of Presi
dent Garfield has excited the profoundest sen
sation of consternation and grief among the
Americans in London. The first news was re
ceived through Renter 1 ! telegram agency, and
was published between 4 and 5 o'clock, and
read with amuzeni?nt and pome credulilv.
The afternoon papers, which on other ri<±ys
continue to print editions till 8 o'clock, leave
oil Saturdays at 5 o'clock, so the latest pub
lished edition contained only the first and un
certain details of .the President's condition.
The greatest anxiety is everywhere manifested
to hear further news. The offices of newspa
pers and news agencies are visited by many
individuals to obtain information. Crowds
gathered at American Exchange, in the Strand,
where the announcement was posted that
bulletins would be received by^ cable through
the night. As tLe news spread among the
theaters and other places of resort, the Amer
icans left the building* and many ladies and
gentlemen in evening dress went direct to the
American exchange seeking the news. There
were numerous callers ut U. S. Minister Low
ell's residence to inquire about the President,
. Earl Granville, foreign secretary, received it
telegram from the British legation at Washing
ton announcing the affair, and he at once ca
bled his condolence. The Queen, who is at
Windsor palace, immediately on receipt of the
news, personally telegraphed Minister Lowell
a message expressing deep regret and concern.
The Observer in ■ leading article
cays: . The most profound and sincere regret
will be occasioned by the dastardly crime of
which Mr. liariield has been the victim. The
first Impression must be that the outrage is
due to the same agencies as have attempted
the lives of. bo many crowned heads, but there
is no evidence the attempted assassination
comes under the category of political crime-.
The probability seems to be that the outrage
was the act . of a half crazed lunatic.
'Abraham Lincoln fell a victim
to political animosity. Mr. Garlield owes the
attempt on his life, as far as Known, to a fan
cied grievance. -A regicide, however mon
strous, is still an intelligible crime, but to kill
off one President with a view of making room
for another, is an act of Insane folly which is
not likely to be committed by "any person in
his senses. , Our American kinsman may rest
assured the intelligence concerning Mr. Gar
field's condition will be awaited a3 eagerly by
Englishmen as by the President's own coun
London, July S. — The American residents
here continue to proceed in a steady stream to
the American Exchange all day to gather the
latest intelligence regarding the President-'s
condition, and Interest is m no wise abated.
GERMAN COMMENT. ":' ':
- Berlin, July 3. '.-.The National Gazette
commenting on the attempted assassination of
Garlleld says: "It is Impossible from the
scanty information at hand to form an idea of
the motives of the crime. The attempt re
minds us of that of Noi(lin<:. ■ We will hope
the head of the Great Republic will recover a3
the Emperor happily did.
Bucharest, Romania, July 3.— His excel
lency, minister of foreign affaire, Washing
ton: The crime at Washington has filled our '
hearts with fonow, and in the name of the
government nn;l of the entire people of Roma
nia, I transmit toyour secretary this evidence of -
the sentiment of grief which the news of the
assassination has inspired through the coun
try, Mid bid you express theee tentlments to
the government and t3 tho family of the illus
trions victim.; " ■
_ J- C Biiatiano,
Pccsidcnt ofthe council of ministers, and
minister of foreign aff.tirs.
London, July B.— To Blame, Secretary,
Washington: Messages of inquiry and sym
pathy have been received from the Prince and
Princess of Wales and Duke and Duchess of
Teck. Messages of interestand sympathy arc
universal. Calls at ray boose and legation
are incessant. I hive only forwarded your
telegrams to our Ideations In Europe.
. Lowell, Minister, London
. London, July 3.-The Pott says nothing
has so profoundly moved the English nation
for many years, not excepting the assassina
tion of the czar, as this attempt upon the life
of President GarfU-ld. We venture to say not
only in England, but wherever tho En.'ii-h
language is spoken, the sari tidings have fallm
with all the force of • domestic calamity. We
hope President Oarfleld may be spared "to the
discharge of the duties of his proud office, but
we cannot banish the feelings awakened by the
gravest apprehensions. The crime
was : ; apparently motiveless and pur
poseless, -as ■ President • Garfield ha*
done - nothing to provoke .that, political ani
mosity which so frequently furnishes canal
for regicide. We fall to see taotr the murder
of the » President can V secu:e ths ends of , any"
political party. There seems no doubt the
aflia«sin ', is " Insane. - It will be satisfactory to i
know the crime is not toe outcome of nlhil.
Ism. ;-.."- We may be permitted to hope that with
Garfield's excellent constitution, he may re
cover. ;= It is inexpressibly saddening to | think
that by the act of a miserable idiot the Prejidei it
of a mighty republic and nominal rnlertf
millions of industrious and intelligent' l.eonl*
should be laid at death's door, the mucbiLeiv
or t«e continent momentarily paralyzed, and
possibly two States on boih sides of the Attar '
tic plunged into mourning. •
The Daily News says; It gives us the live
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