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Still Weighing in
THE FACT THAT HE LIVES
Giving the Only Ground for
. Conflict^ Reports Issued
Relative to Views of Doctors.
Sleeping Quietly at Last Report.
Condition at IS Komi.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, July 4, 12:30 p. m.— White House
specials to the News up to 12 m., report no
real change in the condition of the President.
He dozed at short intervals during the night,
and in his waking moments com
plained of the pain in his ieet.
Drs. Hamilton and Agnew arrived early in the
morning, and, after seeing the patient, and
carefully analyzing the treatment, gave a
hearty and unqualfied endorsement of what
had been done. AH the physicans in attend
ance upon the case from the first, with Drs.
Hamilton and Agnew, are present, and
tie next official bulletin is anxiously
Monday Bulletin No. 1.
Executive Mansion, Washington, July
4, 7:30 a. m.— Dr. Agnew arrived from Phila
delphia on an early train. He reached the
executive mansion about 5 a. m. He spent
the time from that hour until the arrival of
Dr. Hamilton, of New York, who reached
h*re at" a. m., familiarizing himself with the
process of the ease, as shown by official bul
«tins. Upon the arrival of Dr. Hamilton an
examination and consultation ota'l physicians
atonce begun. The result will sood be made
Monday Bulletin No. 2.
Executive Mansion, July 4th, 12:20—At
torney General MacVeagh gives, in the follow
ing words, what he understands is the opinion
of Dr. Agnew with regard to the President's
condition: "The President's condition I regard
as extremely critical, but not without hope."
Secretary Blame has just sent the following
telegram to the representatives of the United
States in London and Paris:
Dr. Agnew,' of Philadelphia, and Dr. Hamil
ton of New York, able and skillful surgeons,
were present at the consultation of attending
physicians this morning. The result is not
reassuring, though the conclusion was that
recovery is possible. We do not give up
hope. (Signed,) Blame, Secretary.
Mondaif Bulletin, No. 3.
Washington, July 4, 12:30, p. m.— There
bar- been but little change since 10 o'clock.
The President complains much less of pain in
bis feet. Slight vomiting. Pulse 110, tcm
peiature 100, respiration '21
Monday Bulletin, Xu. 4.
Executive Mansion, 2:25 p. m., July 4.—
The President awoke from sleep a few mo
ments since, and said to Dr. Bliss, who stood
by his bedside, Doctor, I feel better than I
have at any time since I was wounded,
Monday Bulletin, No, 8.
0 P- M. — The President's symptoms are said
to be somewhat worse. No official bulletin
■will be issued until Bp.m.
Monday Bulletin Wo. S.
Executive Mansion, July 4— The secretary
of State has just sent the following telegram:
Hon. Alonzo Townsend, Cleveland — The
President's condition has not materially chang
ed 6ince morning. At this hour (2:30 p. m.)
he is suffering less pain. He is
entirely calm. His mind is
clear, and he accepts whatever fate God may
ordain for him with perfect resignation and
with the Eiiblimest Christian faith. We are
profoundly anxious, aud yet hopeful, as to
the final result. (Signed) Jas. G Blame.
Monday Bulletin No. 6.
Executive Mansion, July 4, 2:45 v. m.—
The attending physicians continue to express
hopeful opinions of the President's case.
Peretonius has not eupervenred As Vet and
there are no more indications of it than there
was this morning.
Monday Bulletin) No. 7.
Executive Mansion, July 4, 5 p. m.— The
President partook of a quantity of chicken
broth a short time ago and has retained it and
he is resting about the same as when his con
dition was last reported.
Execurive Mansion, July 4, 7:45 p. U.
—Official: The President this evening is
not so comfortable. He does not suffer
so much from pain in the feet, but the
tympanites is again more noticeable.
Pulse 126, temperature 101. lespiration 24.
Another bulletin at 10 p. si, after whiclu
in order not to-disturb the President, there
will be nothing further until to-morrow
morning. D. \V. Blisp.
J. K. BARNE6.
i J. Woodward.
Executive Office, 9:20 p. m.---(Unoffi
cial.) The President's condition to-night
is admitted by attending physicians to be
more unfavorable than during the day,
but the change is not regarded as especi
ally alarming, for the reason that the in
creased pulse aud temperature which are
its most marked features were observed
at about the samo time last evening and
Saturday evening, and were anticipated
to-night. The day has been extremely
warm and c!ose> and the President has
been more or less restless from
that cause and trom pain due to laceration of
the nerves leading to the feet. The at
tending physicians are reluctant to express
auy positive opinions or facts in to-night's
bulletin, but they are hopeful the temperature
will fall and pulse grow less rapid during the
night as was the case last uight and that the
condition of the patient to-morrow morning
will not be worse than it was this morning.
Should these anticipations be realized the at
tending physicians say they will have a strong
hope of final recovery. Since the date of the
la6t official bulletin, 7:45, the the temperature
and pulse have slightly decreased
which is taken as an indication. The
views above expressed arc not without
foundation at the present time. All that
can be said is that the situation of the
President is critical, but there are indi
cations of abatement of the unfavorable
symptons. Pos master General James
and Secretary Hunt express themselves
confidently hopeful the President's
condition will improve during the night,
as it did last night, and there will be
strong reasons for expecting final recov
9:40 p. M.
Washington, July 4.— Surgeon General
Barnes says the President's death will
occur before midnight.
11 p. m.
Executive Mansion, July 4.— Slight
amelioration of the symptoms during the
past hour. No vomiting during that
period. Pulse 124; temperature 137;
respiration 24. In order not not to dis
turb the President unnecessarily, no
further bulletins will be issued till to
morrow morning. D. W. Bliss.
Washinguon, July 4. — Midnight (un
official). The condition of tho President
has further improved since date of the
last telegram, temperature and pulse have
again fallen slightly, and at this hour
he is sleeping quietly^
Encouraging Reports by Dr. Agnew.
Washington, July 4. --Dr. Agnew says
there are some very encouraging features
in the President's case, and he mentioned
as such fact that the kidneys or intestines
are entirely uninjured and perform their
functions readily and freely. He says
the liver is lacerated and the nerves lead
ing from the spinal column to the lower
extnyneties are hurt, but there is less in
jury than might reasonably have been
expected from the size and course of the
bullet. He says the stomacli retains
nourishment and from this the President
is gaining strength stowly to resist the
encroachments of secondary innamalion.
Washington, July 4. — Mr. Cutler, the
volunteer witness, who says he was at the
railroad station at the time of the shoot
ing, and saw two suspicious men in earn
est conversatiQn in the depot just before
the occurrence, was yesterday taken to
the jail for the purpose of identifying
Guiteau. He states that when he got
there the prisoner was lying on his bed,
with the bed-clothing upon him, so he
saw him at great disadvantage, but he
did not think he was the same man until
he put his hand up to stroke his
beard in a peculiar and nervous
manner, which he recognized at once
He has no doubt about the identity, but
says from the motions of the two men he
saw he is positive that the other man, who
escaped after the sluu was fired, was the
leading spirit, and was giving Guite au
directions how to proceed. His move
ments were very quick and nervous. He
was a tall man, quite six feet high, dark
complexion and dark hair and eyes, the
latter being very sharp and restless. This
man, as soon as the shots were fired, went
directly up Sixth avenue, increasing his
SAINT PAUL. TUESDAY MORNING. JULY 5, 1881.
gait as he increased his distance from the
scene. Mr. Cutler's first thought was
that they were pickpockets. Cutler is a
| quiet, hbnest appearing man, and is evi
dently deeply impressed with his
story, and says whether or not the
bottom facts arc ever reached,
he will still be of the opinion that this
man had at least one confederate. Mr.
Cutler is well known to several highly
respectable people in this city, who give
him a first rate name for truth and verac
ity. The conspiracy theory, however, is
not to be believed. * Chief Brooks, of the
secret service, says he has followed up
every clute, and every theory of con
spiracy, and has proved satisfactory that
there was hone. He his reported to Secre
tary Windom that Guiteau had no con
federate; not even a confidant; that he
was alone the assassin. The conspiracy
theory has teen abandoned by everybody.
Vice President Arthur- A Touching
New York, July 4.— Times Washing
ton special says: Arthur remained all day
with Senator Jones. He had received
messages from time to time showing the
condition of the President. Quite a
number of persons called at the house;
but many did not succeed in seeing the
Vice President who was apparently not
in good health. To tell the truth, Mr.
Arthur has suffered severely in mind
since receiving the news of the Presi.
dent's shooting. Opportunities for
misrepresentation have been so many it
would not be surprising if some were not
to take advantage of. Many of the state
ments which have been made about him
the Times correspondent has good rea
sons for believing untrue. His demeanor
while in this city has been carefully
watched. His actions have been made
the subject of very general scrutiny, and
those who have observed him most close
ly are loudest in their praises of his con
duct. He is not disposed to complain,
and does not of tho many
which have been made principally lu
men who were piqued because he was not
approachable to them, as they in their
dignity deemed he should be. He is in
fact not in a (condition to complain. He
was stunned at the announcement of the
attempted assassination, and still is in a
kind of stupor. He sees, of course, what
is goinn on, and has not lost possession of
his faculties, but he is overwhelmed by
the magnitude of the calamity, and of the
task which he may be called on to per
form. Those who saw him a month ago,
when death entered his own fam- .
ily and took his beloved wife,
fancy they see a resemblance in his pres
ent condition to Ihe state in which that
sad event plunged him. There is no
doubt he suffers keenly. None can look
at him for a moment without seeing it in
IN HIS EYES
and the orbs themselves were blood
shot. On his face was a trace of re
cent weeping. He would trust himself to
speak but little and was afraid of being
overcome by his emotions. His whole
manner, rather than the words he utter
ed showed a depth of feeling, and evident
ly genuine feeling, which would astonish
many who think they know the man well.
Washington, July 4.— The prevailing 6en
timment in this community affecting Giteau
is very accurately reflected in the following
extract from an editorial in the Evening Star
to-day: "Probably the most important and
reliable testimony in regard to the character
and tendencies of Gitteau is that furnished in
the letter written by hiS father to another son.
as early as March U The expression of pa
rental traits and forebodings, is entitled to
the fullest confidence and most serious con
sideration. One other conclusive piece of evi
dence pointing in the sama direction is offered
by the professional experience of Dr. Hood
medical referer of the pension bureau, this
city. Several months ago, as we are informed,
the application of Gieteau for a pension came
before that office for inspection. After exam
ining the documents filed by the prisoner, fol
lowed by several interviews with him, Dr"
Hood came to the conclusion he was insane,
and so indorsed his opinion. At the time
this decision was reached by this medical ex
pert, there was nothing in the case as
represented to disturd or influence his judg
ment would seem, when added to earlier and
pnsitive convictions of the father, to forever
settle the question of the prisoner's mental
Secretary Blame thinks Guiteau is crazy.
He says Guiteau called frequently at the State
department and insisted upon having a foreign
mission or a consulate: that Guiteau evidently
regarded himself as a man of very superior
abilities competent to fill any high position.
Secretary Blame says he told Guiteau finally
that it was utterly useless
to present his application,
as his appointment to a position was an im
possibility. Mr. Blame says further that
Guiteau considered the Republican party
as under great obligations to him. He talked
of having elected Garfield and he thought the
party owed him a debt, and ought to pay him
with a big appointment.
Secretary Blame denies most emphatically
that he ever said the shooting was the result
of a plot. Such an idea, he says, never entered
his head. He is satisfied, and has been from
the first, that the crazy, disappointed Guiteau
kept his foul purpose a profound secret to
himself. Heaven knows the situation is bad
enough as it is, without adding to its horrors.
Last Official Act.
Washington, July 4. — The Evening Star
says: The last official act of the President be
fore he was shot down was the signing of an
order to the department of the interior to is
sue a commission to Henry J. Ramsdell, of
this city, to be registerof wills for this dis
trict, vice Col. Amos Webster, resigned. Ow
ing to the confusion at the executive mansion
this statement cannot be verified, but it is
probably correct. Ramsdell is the Washing
ton correspondent of the St. Louis Globe-Dem
Garfield's Brave Little Wife.
Nfw YoßK,July 4.— A great many people in
Brooklyn were startled upon passing city hall
to see the flags not only at half mast, but
draped in mourning. The first impression
was that word had come from Washington,
of President Garfield's death, but
thousands of anxious ones were relieved
when they learned upon inquiry that the flags
were draped on account of the death of a local
In front of the main telegraph office in Brook
lyn the sidewalks were blocked all day. In
both cities, and everywhere, a favorite subject
was the heroism of the President's wife—"Gar
field's brave little wife" she was familyarly
and lovingly called, and her name is likely to
make ast Seep an impression in American his
tory as that of Martha Washington The
sick woman who conquered her own ills to
take her place by the bedside of her wounded
husband has found a spot in many a manly
and womanly heart, when before she was un
A NOBLE WOMAN.
Washington, July 4.— Mrs. Garfield bears
up most heroically. Notwithstanding the ter
rible ordeal through which she passed, and is
passing, outwardly she toolds herself with
much composure in all her conversation with
her 6tricken husband. Bhe has a firm convic
tion the President will iive, a wish in which
the country joins.
NARROW ESCAPE. FROM DEATH.
New York, July 4.— Special Times. It
feeems during the journe^y of Mrs. Garfleld
to Washington there was a very narrow
escape from what might have been a fatal
accident. The train which brought Mrs Gar
fleld from Long Branch, was composed of an
engine and one Pullman car. When within
two miles of Borne station, sixteen miles from
Washington, the parallel rod of the engine
broke while the wheels were making 250 revo
lutions per minute. A rod of steel bar con
nects the wheels and is about
twelve feet long, six inches wide and four
inches thick. The engine continued to thun
der along, although the engineer reversed
steam and put on the brakes. The rod bounced
with each revolution of the wheel and tore up
the ground and considerably damaged that
side of the engine. This continued two miles
before a 6top could be effected, so great was
the speed . An eye witness states that as the train
dew by the station splinters of shattered
ties filled the air. Had the engine left the
track the Pullman car would have been splint
ered into kindling wood and all on board have
been killed. The accident delayed the other
party about half an hour. Railroad men say
it was almost a miracle the engine did not
jump tho track.
Guiteau In New York.
New York, July 4.— -About twelve years
ago, when the Essex market police court had
become notorious as a place where all sorts of
crimes could be compromised by a venal
police, a number of shysters, broken down
lawyers, and practitioners ruined by liquor,
were to be met with daily at that court. These
misnamed lawyers would often hunt up a case
for the police justice, and share in the spoils.
On one occasion a fight occurred in court be
tween the magistrate and a shyster upon the
division of half a dollar. Among these shy
sters was Charles Guiteau, who had part of
an office in the rear of a liquor store
on the corner of Brdome nnd Essex streets.
Guiteau's merits, consisted mainly in the.ne
farious manner in which he would secure
cases, and many an innocent person would be
mulcted in the shape of a fine lor offenses he
had never committed, while vile women and
such offenders against the law would be al
lowed to escape if they had money enough to
com pi omise the case. One of Guiteau's prac
tices was to cause the arrest of Bowery demi
monde who had not previously paid him a fee,
have the women locked up at night and ap
pear for them next morning as the lawyer at
Essex market, and then share the tine which
was sure to be imposed.
Guiteau Alone Responsible.
Washington, July 4. — Guiteau is still kept
closely confined. Nobody is allowed to 6ee
him except officials. All stories about ac
complices and about men having been seen
with him have been proved to be false. All
have been traced to irresponsible parties seek
ing notoriety. It is plain and can be accepted
as a final fact that the 'assassin acted
even a hint his purpose to any one. Detect
ives who have visited him in prison say he is
crazy, but people generally will not accept
this theory, and there is a general demand he
6hall be held respousible for his act
Should a plea of Insanity be set up it would
cause great indignation. Here, especially, if
there should he any sien of Guiteau's escap
ing punishment. There is talk of lynching
if the insanity dodge is tried.
A friendly Telegram
Executive Mansion, July 4. — The follow
ing telegram has been received by Mrs. A. T.
Rockwell, executive mansion fer Mrs. Gar
field: "At such a time I will not presume to
recall myself to Mrs Garfield by directly ad
addressing her. Yet I cannot remain silent
May I hope, madam, that through your cour
tesy and good judgment the afflicted lady may
receive assurance of my heartfelt sympathy
and earnest prayers for the welfare of her hus
band and herself ? Of course hundreds are at
hand to render all needed services for the pa
tient, but if I can aid in even the most trivial
way, command me, I entreat you, and, dear
madam, believe me, Most resp'y,
(Signed.) Cora Morris.
A Coincident of the Tragedy.
Washington, July 4.— By a singular coin
cidence the last letter written by President
Garfield before shot, was addressed to his
opponent in the last Presidential campaign,
Major General Winfield S. Hancock. It was
dated Friday, and related to the appointmeut
recently conferred upon Col. Mitchell, one of
General Hancock's aides de camp. It was
friendly and pleasant in tone, and could not
but have pleased the recipient. The letter in
formed him that Col. Mitchell had been ap
pointed assistant adjutant general of the army,
and after apologizing for depriving the gen
era'.'s staff of an excellent officer, concluded:
"While your etaff, general, loses an ornament,
the army gains an assistant adjutant general
of whom it may well feel proud."
Anniversary of the Landing of Win. Perm.
Philadelphia, July 4. — Under the auspices
of the bi-centennial association of Pennsyl.
yania, Philadelphia yesterday celebrated, in
the main centennial building, the 200 th anni
versary of the landing of Wm. Perm and
founding of the commonwealth. It is esti
mated that from 100,000 to 150,000 people
visited the building during the day. Col.
Morton McMichael, in calliug the assemblage
to order, fittingly alluded to the gloom in the
minds of the people in regard to the at
tempted assassination of the President.
Speeches were made by Gov. Hoyt, Gen.
Hooker, of Mississippi, J. R. Tucker and
Minimi 'I'"* the President
was improved was received with tremendous
A Nation's Sorrow.
Stauton, Va., July 4. — The most intense
sorrow prevails in this city in consequence of
the President's condition. Business is almost
entirely suspended and crowds arc continually
gathering around the bulletin boatds.
VOICES FROM TUB SOUTH,
Columbus, Ga., July 4. —At a public meet
ing of citizens held in the Opera house to-day
the following resolution was unanimously
Resolved, That the chairman of this meet
ing be requested to send the following as an
expression of the unanimous sentiment of the
Columbus, Ga., July 4. — Jas. G. Blame,
Secretary of State: The peopl° of Columbus,
3a., in public meeting assembled, express
their great abhorrence at the attempted assas
sination of the President of the United States.
They deplore the act as a public calamity and
resent it as a national outrage. Please signify
these gentiments to the President and assure
him of our earnest wish for his recovery, and
also express to Mrs. Garfield our warmest
sympathies in her great affliction.
(Signed) Martin J. Crawford, Chairman.
Lynchburg, Va., July 4.— The most intense
solicitude is manifested by men of all parties
at the fate of the President, and nothing but a
sense of horror and indignation is expressed
at the great crime a gainst him and against the
Republic. Prayers were offered yesterday in
all the churches for his speedy recovery.
UNION PRAYER MEETING.
Worcester, Mass., July 4. — A union prayer
meeting was held to-day in Mechanics hall,
1,500 people present. Prayers were offered by
leading clergymen, and Senator Hoar said all
citizens feel as though their own first
born was lying at the point of death. There
are times when we realize most deeply what
we owe to our country. This is such an occa
sion No courage, no comfort, except those
which come to Christian hearts from God's
word, can meet our wants.
All pain must find relief in some
articulate cry but the only cry that can allevi
ate our pain, is that cry to God which his
ministers can best utter. The love of the
people for the President is not misplaced.
He has a great, brave, affectionate heart.
He loves his country. He has a high con
ception of a pure administration and if we
lose him it will be the greatest single calamity
except the death of Lincoln that has ever
fallen on our country.
Messages of Condolence.
Executive Mansion, Washington, July
4. — The following telegrams are a few of
hundreds of messages of sympathy and con
dolence received at the executive mansion and
by the secretary of State:
Edenton, N. C, July 3.— His Excellency,
James A. Garfield: A blind and wounded ex
confederate soldier tenders his congratula
tions on your improved condition, and may
God raise you to presesve the peace and
dignity of the nation. F. W. Bonds.
Ft. Wayne, Ind., July 3.-*-To the President
of the United States: The Catholic bishops
of Peoria and Fort Wayne, desire to express
their most sincere sympathy and most earnest
wish for your speedy recovery. (Signed)
i. L. Spauldino,
Vinton, July S. — Mrs. Garfield: Love,
sympathy and hope. (Signed)
Whietlaw Reid and Wife.
Richmond, July 3.— Mrs. Garfield: We
deeply sympathize with you in your 6ad afflic
tion. We shall to-day send many earnest
prayers for the speedy recovery of your af
fectionate husband and beloved President.
(Signed), - The ladies of Richmond.
The followiug telegram has been received
from the King of Roumania:
Bucharest, July 4.— President Garfield,
Washington: I have learned with the great
est indignation and deplore most deeply the
horrible attempt against your precious life,
and beg you to accept my warmest wishes for
your quick recovery.
The secretary of state has just received the
following for Mr 6. Garfleld:
Paris, July 4. — To Madame Garfield, Execu
tive Mansion: Accept the expression of our
Boston, July 4.— The following dispatch
was sent from the Israelites of Boston, to
Hon. James G. Blame, Secretary of Btate:
The Israelites of Boston in convention assem
bled, extend their heartfelt sympathy to Presi
dent Garfield, and intense indignation at the
outrage committed on our honored executive.
Convey our profound sorrow and tapderest
sympathy to Mrs. Garfield and family. Our
Drayers are fervently offered that the President
may recover and live to fulfill the promise of
his grafid rule at the helm of our beloved
Edward S. Gouhton, chairman; Charles
Moree, Israel Rosnoky, committee.
Montreal, July 4. Hon. J. G. Blame, Sec
retary of State : The manifestations of sym
pathy in this city have been unusual. I have
just heard *iiat the city council has adopted
a resolution expressive of deep feeling by all
citizens. Lat- despatches have great en
couragement. J. G. Smith, Consul General.
Paris, July 4.— To M. DeGeoffry, French
minister, Washington : Be good enough to
convey to Madame Garfleld the sentiment of
sorrow and sympathy which the president and
government feel. You will express to the
Vice President of the United States the deep
and profound grief this attempt has caused
throughout all France.
(Signed) Bartholemy St. Hilla:re.
Quebec, July 4.— ln the English cathed
dral prayers were offered for the recovery of,
President Garfleld. Great sympathy is ex
pressed for him and his family. The hotels
and offices of newspapers are besieged by anx
ious inquirers for the latest bulletins.
London, July 4.— At the close of ths ser
mon by Rev. Dr. Parker, at City Temple
Congregational, Sunday, the following was
Resolved, That this congregation represent
ing every shade of religious and political
opinion/has heard with inexpressive horror of
The attempt to assassinate the President of the
United States.anJ most profoundly sympathizes
with the Americans in this hour of national
consternation and distress.
Dr. Parker then asked the congregation if
they approved the resolution to rise. The con
gregation immediately rose en ma6se.
A special prayer for recovery of President
Garfleld was offered at Spurgeon's tabernacle
BLondon, July 4.— The Lord-Mayor, on tak
ing his eeat at the gansion house to-day, gave
expression to the strong sense of sympathy of
the citizens of London for the distress occa
sioned by the attempt on President Garfield's
life. Among the persons who inquired at the
American legation to-day regarding the condi
tion of the President have been, the Lord-
Mayor of London, Dean Stanley, Sir A. T.
Gait, Canadian minister resident in England,
in behalf of the Canadian Government; Judge
Peabody, N. V.; Sir John A. McDonald, Ca
nadian premier; Messrs McCullough and Bar
rett, American actors, and the Lord Provost
In the House of Commons Sir 3tafferd
Northcote inquired whether, in view of the
anxiety rrevailing i n reference to President
Garfield, the government could do anything
concerning the atrocious crime. Gladstone
in expressing n deep feeling of sympathy, al
luded to the increasing relations
with the United States, and said the latest in
formation 6eemed to dampen the hope for
Garlield's recovery, but we inubt trust in
Providence for the best.
A POSSIBLE I.OOH.
The Pall Mall Gazette, in a leading article
this evening, says: The indignation which, is
universal wherever the English tongue is
spoken, and the sympathy and interest are in
tensified by the feeling that the latest victim
of the assassin is separated by no wide gulf, or
rank, or caste, from the people over whom he
rules. The effect of the crime will not be alto
gether evil. It diminishes the political signifi
cance of assassination throughout the world
by the exasperation it has piovoked and will,
to some extent, counteract the mischief caused
by the sympathy expressed by some parties
with other assassins, and by the sympathy it
has excited will tend to knit together the com
posite population of the United States.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
London , July 4.— The bishop of Manchester
preaching in the Cathedral Sunday evenine
on the signs of the times said he had been
startled to hear of the attempt on the life of
President Garfleld. It would seem, he said,
Presidents are no safer in their modest man
sions than representatives of imperial despot
ismencircled by thousands of guards. The
world was out of order. Men did "what they
would. Unbridled appetite, unchecked con
tempt for the authorities and refusal to sub
mit to law were signs of the times. He left
it to the conscience of his hearers whether
they were healthy and hopeful ones.
London, July 4.— The Manchester Uuardia n
disucsses the idea of political conspiracy in
the United States, and says American poliU
cians have not come to the point of employing
assassins. It seems quite sufficiently made
out that Guiteau was nothing more or les
than a disappointed offlceseeker. If Presiden
Garfield dies it will leave a gap hard to fill.
As soon as his career was known in Europe
it was felt that the Chicago convention
had made a true and wise choice.
He was not one of those sordid, managing
place hunters, who are the opprobrium of
American politics. He was the right man to
ffjjht a battle with them. It is hardly likely
when the time comes that another mammoth
Republican caucus so doubtful of issue, will
throw up another man of similar integrity
and proved capacity. It is curious that one
phase of politics which of all oth
ers needs reforming in America
should be indirectly responsible
for the present crime. By reforming the sys
tem of patronage the Americans will best
show their porrow for Garfield's death or their
thankfulness for his recovery. It is not to be
supposed that a perfectly sane man would at
tempt such a crime, but the President's posi
tion in regard to patronage is so invidous that
it is only wonderful such an attempt has never
been made heretofore.
Rome. July 4.— The Liberia characterises
the attempt on President Garfield as an act
of barbarous vengeance which is rendered
more infamous in view of the noble character
and perfect uprightness of the victim. The
Rcforma says it is a 6ad and short-sighted deed.
St. Petersburg, July 4.— Leading Russian
newspapers express consternation at the at.
tempted assassination. The Qolos says, the
act was due to personal vengeance, but should
the facts show a political reason, it would be
necessary to bring again into prominence the
question of the adoption of measures against
the attempts of political assassins. The
tfovve Vremya says the President is probably
the victim of his honest policy.
Subdued Celebration of the Nation's Birth
New York, July 4.— The joyoas nature of
the 4th of July has been greatly subdued in
consequence of the sad events at Washington
city. The bulletins at the varieus newspaper
and telegraph offices were eagerly scanned for
the latest news from Washington, and at
times large crowds gathered around
them. This was the case at thejup town ho
tels, where dispatches were posted by tele
graph operators as soon as received. The
eager anxiety of the crowds was marked by
subdued excitement and expressed pleasure a^
every piece of favorable news was announced.
Milwaukee, July 4.— The Fourth was
passed quietly; no attempt at a general cele
oration, people being oppressed with the
sad new 6 from Washington. Several acci
dents occurred but only one fatal; a case of
drowning of a man named John Harmon.
Providence, July 4. — The important
celebration of thisJState was to be held m
Bristol. The procession was formed
ready to move when it was dismissed and
the announcement made of a a religious
meeting to be held at 4 p. m.
Portland, Me., July 4. — There is no
celebration in Portland to-day. The city
is very quiet and groups apparently
waiting for news from "Washington.
Cheyenne, Wyo., July 4.— A mass
meeting of citizens was held to-day and
passed resolutions expressing sorrow and
sincere sympathy with the President;
also commending Mrs. Garfield.. The
resolutions were telegraphed to Secretary
Blame by Delegate Post. Speeches were
made by Governor Hoy and Chief Justice
Sener, Associate Justice Peck, Gen. O.
G. Brock, and all ministers of the gospel.
The city had been decorated gaily for the
FourUi, but the decorations have been
taken down, and the people are all bowed
down in sorrow.
Augusta, Ga., July 4.— The city coun
cil adopted resolutions of sorrow and in
dignation at the attempted assassination
of President Garfield, extending sympa
thy to the family, and expressing the
hope that the President may be spared to
discharge the duties of his important and
Bohdentown, N. J., July 4. — This city
has not celebrated the day as heretofore
on account of the condition of President
Garfield. Sympathy has been expressed
throughout the city. Yesterday prayers
were offered in all the churches for his re
Opinion of Medical Men.
' [The following medical ; opinions evidently
refer to the bulletins prior to the one bearing
date of 6 p. m.— Ed. Globe.]
kiV i -ftliM^^k '"'•• 4— The last official
bulletin regarding the President's condition is
considered by the medical profession to be
quite encouraging and significant of favora
ble results. The President has been kept very
quiet during the day, and not even his sons aro
admitted to his room.
It is considered by many that the present is
the most critical period and every precaution
is being taken to prevent noise or excitement
of any character in or about the mansion.
Dr. Bliss remarked to a cabliet officer,
shortly after the 1 o'clock bulletin was issued,
that there was leas eyidence of peritonitis now
than when the 8 o'clock bulletin was written.
An Earlier Statement.
Executive Mansion, July 4, 10:50 p. m. —
The physiciaus have succeeded in relieving the
pain in the feet and legs of which
the President this morning com
plained and which was due to
the injury of the nervea leading to the lower
extremities. The symptoms were not regarded
as being dangerous, but if allowed to continue
might act unfavorably by causing restlessness.
The President's condition in other respects
has not changed since the date of the last
official bulletin. He is now resting quietly,
and his physicians continue to be cheerful and
Mrs. Garfield's Arrival.
Special dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
Washington, July 3.— The green lawn ex
tended from the Presidential mansion to the
monument over which a half-dozen tame rab
bits were playing. The foliage of the trees,
fresh from the heavy raine, was glistening in
the 6un. The sky even was cloudless. There
was spread out from that south balcony a
picture of national beauty and peace. Yet be
neath these trees and over that grass sentries
were walking. The horses drawing the Presi
dential carriage rushed panting and foaming
to the steps. Attorney General MacVeagh
lifted Mrs. Garfleld from her carriage. Young
James Garfleld, with his father's own forti
tude, took his mother's arm as soon as she had
touched the ground, embraced her, supported
her up by the winding steps, speaking to her
such words of cheer as the terrible facts could
permit. The Garfield girls were assisted by
others. Mrs. Garfleld still showed
TRACER OI 1 HER ILLNESS.
as her boy kissed her, tears seemed starting to
her eyes, but the strong will, a wife's devo
tion, a consciousness of the necessity of being
brave to meet her husband, all reemed to give
her superhuman strength. Up these lone
winding steps she walked, outwardly calm,
quickly asking questions in an almost gasping
breath, but with a painful, terrible, anxious
look noon that wan saJdened face
that nq one who witnessed it
will ever forget. She was im
diately taken within the President's cham
ber. Meanwhile the President had heard the
grating of the wheels upon the ground, and
said to Postmaster-General James, who wa»
holding his hand: "Bhe has come. I would
like to see her alone." Mrs. Garfleld entered.
All the persons left the chamber, and man and
wife, in what was thought to be the death
chamber, were left (done. Mrs. Garfleld could
remain there but a few minutes. Her ex
hausted nature asserted Itself.
K>R SEVEN LONG HOURS
that had seemed to her an eternity she had
been hastening to Washington, unable to re
ceive nourishment, suffering such agony as
only those who love can know. She grew
faint. The President noticed it and insisted
that she should go down stairs for supper.
Mrs. Garfield consented, and escorted by
Col. Rookwell, sh« went to the family dining
room at about 7:50 p. m. The party hardly
commenced their meal when a messenger
ran hastily down the private stairs and inUrlbe
dining-room without ceremony, announcing
that the surgeons bad said that the President
was dying rapidly, and that they mnst come
quickly. The party rose at once and went
into Gen. Garfleld'6 room, where they found
that, wh'le be was sinking rapidly, he had
yet his full consciousness, as he bad all day,
but he seemed to be rapidly Bearing death. At
8 o'clock he was still lower in condition,
and, a few moments later still, his
pulse beat at the rate of 153 a
minute. The anxious group of physicians
looked every minute, every second, to 6ee the
sufferer breathe his last. This low condition
continued for some time without change, cir
cumstances which astonished the surgeons,
aid, as the condition continued until toward
9 o'clock, they became hopeful. At 10 o'clock
the pulse had gradu all receded to 128 beats
per minute, and at last for the tlrst time since
the shooting, the President fell into an easy
THE CONTEST AT ALBANY
A tittle flurry Caused by Democrats Neg
lecting- to Tote
Albany, July 4.— ln the joint convention
the ballot for the short terns, combined vote
Potter ...27 Conkliag 16
Wheeler * 23 Crowley 4
Cornell :.,.. 6 Larklns 1
Lapham 6 Stoughton 1
LONG TERM — COMBINED TOTE.
Depew 33 Kernan 24
Cornell 11 Crowley 10
Vance :.... 1 North 1
Lapham I Adams 1
During this vote it was noticed that the
Democrats did not vote. Alvord called for
the absentees, and said, members of this con
vention, in the shadow of the great calamity
resting on the country, who sought to defeat
the election of a United States Senator by re
fusing to vote, were in contempt. Bogao
said if he believed he could defeat the election
of Republican Senators by withholding his
vote, he would withhold it. Hurd stated he
was paired with Willis, but he believed
it was on a leading candidate ,
therefore if his vote was needed for a quorum he
would vote. It was not found necessary for
him to vote. The chair d-cided no choice had
been made and the convention adjourned.
No talk to-night about the Senators hip,
nothing but the condition of President Gar
field. No one knows anything about what's
to be done by the legislature, and all say the
voting will continue as it has until there i* a
result one way or the other in the President's
case. The anxiety and great sorrow at
the event does not abate. Everybody 6hows
great distress of mind.
NOTABLE TROTTING CIRCUIT.
The Great Stallion Race at Rochester - A
Grand Struggle Won by France* Al
Rochester, N. V., July 4.— The $10,000
stallion race at the driving park proved a
grand success, as the races proved profitafile
to the participatros. Rains in the morning
made the track heavy, and all agree bat for
this Smuggler's best stallion time, 2:15,\
would have been beaten, as four of the hotly
contested heats were trotted better than 2:20-
Summart. Purse $10,608; $5,000
to first, $2,51i0 to second, $1,500
to third and $1,000 to fourth.
France's Alexander 122121
McGregor, 2 112 3 3 3
Banta Clave 5473112
Harris 4 3646r0
Wedgewood .' 7 7 3 5 4 ro
Bonesetter 3 6 5 6 7 ro
Monroe Chief 6 5 4 7 5 ro
Time, 2:19, 2:19, 2:l9stf, 2:1tf^,2:21, 2:23,
The last heat was only finished at 7:30 in the
evening, and great excitement prevailed, tbe
three leading trotters having each won two
heats. The stallion McGregor had been fixed
to win by the sports, and his deteat lost them
many thousands of dollars. Near the close
of the third heat Hannes and Bonesetter,
while nearly abreact, broke together and
came in collision, and Bonesetter's sulkey was 1
overturned, and the driver McCarthy slfghtly
Trotting at Hartford, Ct.
Hartford, July 4.— At Charter Oak each
race wa* decided in three straight heats.
In the 2:24 class Meizz was the winner in
2:25)* , 2:25 V , 2:25* . The 2:27 class was won
by Clingstone; time, 2:23^, 2:23 * , 2:22* .In
clflsa 2:35 Screwdriver won; time, 2:39)*',
2:38 i , 2:36 W • Steve Maxwell made two un
successful attempts to beat his two mile rec
ord of 2:48^. Best time to-day, 2:51 * . Billy
D with running matt, in trying his mile in
2:14 V , made no better time than 2:24 v.
Safe Blown Open.
During Sunday night the safe in the carpen
ter shop of Chas. Leonard, on Jackson street
near Eighth, was blown open by cracksmen.
A hole was drilled in the top of the safe and
powder and a fuse inserted, and the top of the
safe actually blown off. Fortunately there
was nothing of value to the thieves in the
safe, but they took some papers of value to
Mr. Leonard only.
Traveling Men's Reunion.
The Traveling Men's association concluded
a reunion of several days at Mmnetonka by a
hop at the Park house last evening. During
the afternoon a dinner with toasts and re
sponses was served. An elegant silver ser
vice was presented to Secretary Chase by the
Fir* This Moraine
The dwelling occupied by James Melady,
owned by Mrs. Millet, on Fifth between
Minnesoto and Cedar streets, was partly
burned thie morning.
"Three Man DrownedarMlnnetonka.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Watzata, July 4.— At half past 11 to-night
four colored waiters belonging to the Hotel
St. Louis went out in a skiff and three were