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Of the Assassin.
A WORTHLESS LIFE
Fittingly Ended Upon tho Gal
DETAILS OF THE LAST HOURS.
A Prayer and Poem Read Upon the
United States Jail, Washington, D. C,
June 30.— Guiteau was very restlera during
the most of the latter part of the night, not
sleeping more than twenty minutes at a time.
Towards morning he fell into a sounder sleep,
from sheer exhaustion. He rose afe w minutes
after 5, and breakfasted heartily at 6:30. When
the cook took his breakfast into the cell
Guiteau told him to bring his dinner at 11
o'clock promptly. Dr. Hicke, who remained
at the jail all night, wa6 called into tbe prison
er's cell as soon as he rose, and held conversa
tion on rellcrious subjects with him.
at 8 o'clock
Dr. Hicks saw the prisoner again when he
made the request to have a bith and asked
Hicks to go out and seethe scaffold. GuHeau
desired him to arrange with the warden to
have the trap sprung as soon after 12 o'clock
ac possible. He also expressed considerable
anxiety lest some accident should occur, and
insisted that Hicks should see that the scaf
fold and its appurtenances were all in proper
condition. After Guiteau ha<? disposed of
these matters he read a poem composed by
himself which he calls "Simplicity, or Reli
gious Baby Talk." Af terjreading it aloud
HE ATTEMPTED TO BINO IT,
but broke down in the effort. Guiteau then
talked for 6ome time about the future. He
remarked his heart was tender. "I don't
think," he said, "I cau go through this
ordeal without weeping; not because of any
great weakness, for the principle in me is
felrong, but because I am nearer the other
world. I hold to the idea that God inspired
Guiteau subsequently asked that in his
books all complimentary remarks about Pres
ident Arthur and his administration
be eliminated. Then he presented to
Hicks the books that have been companions
of his lonely hours. He told Hicks that he
wanted him to offer, first, a
PRATER ON THE SCAFFOLD,
saying that he (Guitean), would then read his
favorite eeripturd passage, the tenth chap
ter of John and ofler prayer on his own ac
count. Then he intended, he said, to read his
poem, 'Simplicity.'' He desired to have the
execution so arranged that just as ho uttered
the last word the drop should be sprung.
John W. Guiteau arrived at the jail at 9
o'clock, and was followed in a few minutes
by Warden Crocker.
These two gentlemen with Hicks had a con
sultation as to the disposition of the body.
At 9:15 the prisoner came out in the corridor
very briskly, making it rather difficult for his
guards to keep pace with him. The scene
about the jnl this morning is
The office of the jail has been given com
pletely up to a large corps of newspaper re
porters, and a squad of them are 6cnbblmg
away on every table, window sill and every
projection that offers a rest for paper. Many
newspaper reporters remained all night. - The
private office of the warden has been trans
ferred temporarily into a telegraph office. At
9 o'clock there was a constant stream of per
sons coming into the jail. The scene outside
was like that of
SOME GREAT GALA OCCASION.
Some enterprising colored men bad erected
booths from which they dispensed lemonade,
rakes and other refreshments to the weary
arid thirsty people who began before 9 o'clock
to assemble iv the road in front of the jail.
Mounted messengers speeding to and from
the city, acd carriages briagiug visitors to
the jail kept a continual cloud of dust hover
ingover the road that winds through the wide
coininou that lies between the jail
and city. At 10 o'clock (faitean expressed
a desire to take v bath, and a large
tub whs tiken into his cell. At this hour no
one but the death watch wa3 with hiai, Guit
eau nervously disrobed and bathed. It was
quite apparent to the guard, who was watch
iug -his every movement, that his object in
a^iuc for a bath was simply to obtain some
employment which might distract his thought
from the dread contemplation of his approach
ing death. He evinced increased uervousness
and his uncertain movements, distrait manner
and the marked tremor of his tones when he
attempted to speak, impressed the guard with
the belief that he is
The rotunda was thrown open at 10 o'clock.
The newspaper men at once flocked in. There
were few other people there except the jail
guards aud atquad of artillerymen, who
looked dowu upon the scene from the high
s-teps leading to the fcaflold.
Early this morning the prisoners in the part
of the jail orerlookinc the court where the
gallows stands were all removed to other
quarters and locked in cells. At 9 o'clock, as
a fort of rehearsal of the part they were to
play in the execution, for the purpose chiefly
of testing the appliances of the gallows,
a bag of Rand weighing 160 poundß
was attached to the noose, the trap was
sprung by means of a trigger rope which was
passed into one of the cells of the north wing.
The ropa on the scaffold stood the test
well. At 10 o'clock Mr. Hicks and John W.
Guiteau went with Gen. Cr*cker to the scaf
fold, together with a number of guards.
John W. Guiteau ascended the steps and care
fully examined the structure, handling the
rope and carefully ' Inspecting all the fix
tures both above and below the platform.
BENEFIT OF THS T. U. C. A.
A telegram f ram New York signed J. B.
Bunnell, received about 10 o'clock by Dr.
Hicks, asks if the sender could obtain pos
session of Guiteau's body to exhibit for the
benefit of the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation. Dr. Hick's paid no attention to the
The order of the procession to the scaffold
as agreed upon this morning is as follows:
Warden Crocker and one of his officers will
appear first, followed by Dr. Hicks; then will
come the prisoner in charge ef two guards,
Coleman and Woodward. Behind them will
walk, two by two, Jones, Hudson, Johnson
and Crocker, (four jail officers) the latter a
brother of the warden.
At 10 o'clock seventy policemen arrived at
the j til, and were posted along the roadway
outside the building. In addition to the
regular jail guards all the available men of
Battery C, Second United States artillery are
now on duty outside the jail.
Bhortly before 11 o'clock Guiteau called for
paper, and for twenty minutes busied him
self in making a copy of what he terms his
"prayer on the scaffold." As his hands will
be pinioned, Dr. Hicks will hold the manu
script while Guiteau reads. Now that he is
employed he appears much calmer, and is
rapidly completing his work, writing in a
large, round and legible hand.
At 1 1 o'clock contrary to the general ex
pectations and purposes as expressed yester
day, Mrs. Scovillc arrived at the jail and
sought admission. She appeared to be labor
ing under great excitement. Gen. Crocker
declined to admit her unless the prisoner
specially requested it. John W. Guiteau, who
was sitting in the rotunda at the time, wag in
formed that his gihter was on the outside,
and at first be started to go to her, but after a
moment's kesitation decided not to interfere,
sayiiig, "I will leave the whole matter with
Guiteau has not been informed of Mrs. Sco
ville's presence, and even if he was aware that
she is here, it is believed he would not desire
to have her present. His great desire now
eeeuis to be that there shall be no scene, and
hio programme shall be carriei out without
any intervention or incident to detract
which he believes he is about to present. At
10 o'clock there was a large crowd of news
paper correspondents crowding about the
<ate leading iuto Guiteau'i corridor, but they
could 6ee nothing except the wooden door
which screens Guiteau'* cell from view. Now
and then a fcuird appeared at the door and
sent come message to the warden. At such
times tuose v.t the gate got a view of the table,
corridor and chair on which the death-watch
After Guiteau had finished copying his
"prayer upon the scaffold" he begin lo ar
range his dress, putting on a pair of navy blue
At 10:30 the guard came out of the door
and said "lie is ready for Doctor Hicks now
and wants flo«*ers to come. Another guard,
who took the message, hurried off anl soon
returned with Hick*, who went iuto the ceil.
Guiteau was then reported by the guard to be
apparently very composed. (iuiteau's mes
sage about flowers referred to his expectation
that Mrs. Saoviile would send some ilawers
to him, but none had arrived at the time he
ask*d for them.
After a short conference with Crocker
John W. Guiteau went outside
of the jail to see his sister. He found her in
great excitement bordering upon hysteria, but
after a short time he succeeded In calming
her and dissuading hvr from any attempt lo
gain admission. She ackfiowleiiged the good
propriety of euch a course, but said she could
not possibly remain in the city during all the
wretched hours of the morning. She brought
witn her the flowers which Guiteau asked for
and they were taken to the prisoner. Mrs.
Scoville also brought two handsome flower
pieces, a cross and anchor, which she will
place upou her brother's coffin with her own
11:35 A. m.
While D.-. Hicks was in the prisoner's cell
at 11 o'clock Guiteau made some requests as
to the execution, and having made copies of
his "last prayer," poem and other writing tore
up the original. He then sent for the jail
bootblack and gave him his shoestobeshined.
His dinner was Drought as the doctor was
leaving and ho ate with much relish. His
dinner consisted of a pound of broiled steak,
a dish of boiled potatoes, four slices of toast
ani a quart of coffee. Dr. Hicks, when he
catno out of the cell, said the prisoner had
NOT THE SLIGHTEST FEAR.
"We have had a pleasant religious talk. He
feels now his preparation and he is ready for
the last formality. He commits himself to
God with utmost confidence. I think he will
6how some emotion, because the nervous
strain ie so great."
Nobody, Dr. Hicks said, had seen the pris
oner at that time, except himself and the jii
officers. At 11 o'clock, Dr. A. E. Mac Donald
of New York and Dr. Francis Loring of this
city, expert witnesses at Guiteau's trial, arrived.
At the jail Dr. Mac Donald said, as he under
stood it, an autopsy would be performed by
three physicians, agreed upon by the friends of
the condemned man. Afterwards the brain
would be removed for further examination.
The three physicians selected to perform the
autopsy are Dr. Lamb, who made the autopsy
of the president, Dr. Savers an** Dr. Hartigan,
the deputy coroner of this city. Dr. Loring
expects to make a thorough examination of
the prisoner's eyes.
Shortly before 12 o'clock Guiteau eeemed
BREAK DOWN COMPLETELT
and burst into tears and sobbed hysterically.
Dr. Hicks sat by hb side fanning him and
vainly trying to calm him. About 11.30
preparations began to be made for the execu
tion. At 11:50 a detachment of artillery was
formed on the east 6ide of the rotunda and
brought their muskets to a parade rest.
At that time almost 250 people were in the
rotuoda. Dr. Hicks was with the prisoner
and engaged in prayer. The crowd outside
the juil had got word that Guiteau had been
tucged and was rending the air with shouts,
so it was impossible to heir a voice inside the
jai! office. Guiteau showed great nervous
ness and appeared greatly start'.ed when he
heard the rattle of muskets on the stone floor
of the rotuuda. From that moment Gaiteau
appeared to be thoroughly overcome with
emotion. He wept freely and seemed to be in
"THE SCENE IN THE ROTUNDA
yhile waiting for the prisoner, was one long
obe remembered. The soldiers were drawn
>n oae side, a long line of spectators facing
hem on the other.
It was understood that Guiteau wa6 very
much depressed, and it was expected that his
passage to the gallows would present a very
distressing sight. The movement of officers
about the jail door was noticed with eager at
tention. After the death warrant was read by
the warden the prisoner became more com
posed and turning away began to brush his
At 12:25 a loud steam whistle was blown at
BT, PAUL, SATUBUAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1882— SIX PAGES.
the workhouse which is near the jail. This
whistle usually blows at 12 o'clock, and by it
Guiteau was in the habit of gauging time.
The delay to day was by special arrangement,
so that its startling summons might not
come before tbe officers were ready. Two
minutes later tbe iron gates at the end of the
corridor clicked. Then Warden Crocker made
bis appearaice, and a moment later the
FIGCBB OF SCITBAC WAS SEEN.
His face was pallid, and the muscles about
his mouth meved nervously. Other than this,
there was no sign of faltering. The proces
sion moved quickly to the scaffold and
Guiteau ascended the somewhat steep steps
with as much steadiness as could be expected
from a man whose arms were tightly pinioned.
At the last step he faltered for a moment, but
was assisted by the officers who walked upon
either side. Upon reaching the platform
Guiteau was placed immediately be
hind the drop, facing the front
of the scaffold. Capt. Coleman stood upon
his right, Robert Strong upon his left and
Woodward directly behind him, Jones took a
position on the north side near the beam.
Warden Crocker took his position at the
northeast corner of the structure. There was
a slight delay while the spectators were push
ing and jostling through the door leading
from the rotunda to the corridor, at the
lower end of which the gallows was placed.
Guiteau meanwhile gazed upon the crowd,
looked up at the beam over his head and
quickly made a survey of all the dread para
ph-.-r i alia. As soon as tbe crowd gained ac
cess, Gen. Crocker waived to them to un
cover, and all heads were bared.
Dr. Hicks then prayed in these words:
"Father, out of the depths we cry to thee.
Hear thou our supplication for the sake of
Jesus Christ, the Savior, who has made full
propitiation for us. Behold this, thy servant.
We humbly pray thou will deliver him at this
supreme moment of his life. Let thy light
descend upon him; liberate his soul from its
prison. May he appear before you absolved
by thy great mercy from the blood guiltiness
brought upon him and us. God have mercy
on to us. Christ have mercy on us. The
Limb of God that taketh away the sins of
the world, have mercy on us. Amen and
During the prayer Guiteau stood with bow
ed head. At its conclusion Dr. Hicks opened
the Bible and Guiteau in a firm tone said.
"I will read a selection from the tenth chap
ter of Matthew, from the 28th to the 41st
He read in a clear, strong voice and with
good intonation, showing little if any nervous
ness. Dr. Hicks then produced the manu
script which was prepared by the prisoner
this morning and held it before him while
Guiteau react. While Dr. Hicks was arrang
ing the manuscript Guiteau exhibited slight
nervousness, and moved several times from
one foot to the other. He soon recovered his
composure and looked over the sea of upturn*
. "I am now going to read to you my last
He then read in a loud tone and with
distinct and deliberative emphasis the fol
THE yiUTER ON TBE SCAFFOLD.
"My dying prayer on the gallows :
'•Father, vow Igo to thee. Savior, I have
finished tlie work thou gayest me to do, and I
am only too happy to go to thee. The world
does not yet appreciate my mission, but thou
knowest it. Thou knowest thou didst inspire
Garfield'i removal, and only good has come
from it. This is the best evidence that this in
spiration came from thee, and I have set it
forth in my book that all men may read and
rary know that thou, Father, didst the act for
which I am murdered.
" i h s government and nation by this act I
know will incur thy eternal emnity, as did the
Jews by killing thy man, my Savior. The re
tribution in that case came quick and sharp,
and I know thy divine law of retribution wiil
strike this nation and my murderers in the
same way. The diabolical spirit of this nation,
its government and ite newspapers towards
me will justify thea in cursiug them, and j
know that the divine law of retribution is in
exorable. I, therefore, predict this nation
will go down in blood, and my murderers,
from the executive to the hangman, will go
to hell. Tny laws are inexorable. Ob! Thou
supreme judge; woe unto the men that violate
thy laws, only weeping and gnashing of teeth
"The American press has a large bill to settle
with thee, righteous Father, for their vindic
tiveness in this matter. Nothing hut blood
will satisfy them, and now my blood will be
on them and the nation and its officials. Ar
thur, the president, is a coward and an in
grate. His ingratitude to the man that made
him and 6aved his party and land from over
throw, has no parallel in history, but thou,
righteous Father, will judge him. Father
thou knowest me, but the world hath not
tknown me, and now I go to thee and the Say
iour without the slightest ill will toward a
human being. Farewell, ye men of earth "
At several points he paused and endeavored
to impart increased emphasis to his words by
the peculiar facial expression so often ob
served during the trial, when he was angered
at something which was said or doae. This
was particularly noticeable when he alluded
to President Arthur and when he predicted
that this nation would go down in blood.
When he had finished reading his prayer he
again surveyed the crowd and said, still with
a firm voice:
"I am now going to read some verses which
are intended to indicate my feelings at the
moment of leaving this world. If set to
music they may be rendered more effective.
The idea is that v child is babbling to his ma,
and his pa. I wrote it this morning about 10
o'clock. He then commenced to chant these
verses in a sad, doleful style:
"I am going to the Lordv, lam so glad. I
am so glad I am going to the Lordy.
I am so glad, I am going to the Lordy.
I am going to the Lordy."
Here his feelings overcame him and he
leaned his head on the shoulder of Dr. Hicks
and cobbed pitifully:
"I wonder what I will do when I get to the
Igueas I will wtep no more.
When I get to the Lordy.
Glory hallelujah. "
Here there was another interruption caused
by the sobs and emotions which he was un
able to repress. He wept bitterly and then
with quivering lip 3 and mournful tones he
went on tofinisb his ditty:
"I am going to the Lordy.
I love the Lordy with all my soul,
And that is the reason I am going to the
I am going to the Lordy — "
Here Guiteau's voice fai'ed, and he bowed
his head and broke into sob 3, but he rallied a
little, and went on with his chant
"l savtd my party and my lr.nd,
But they have murdered nw for it,
And that is the reason I am _#«-i» to the
I wonder what I will see,
When I get to the Lordy.
I expect to see most splendid things, beyond
all earthly conception,
When lam with the Lordy,
Raising his voice to tbe Ugbest pitch that
he could command,
"I am with the Lord!"
Thi6 closed the chant, and then Rev. Mr.
Hicks gave Guiteau his final benediction and
farewell, saying: » God, the father, be with
you, and be with thee and give thee peace for
The attendant then pinioned bis legs and
carefully adjusted the noose about his neck.
Mr. Strong placed the black cap over his
1 ttad and, at he did so Guiteau called out,
"Glory, glory, glory." Instantly tLe drop
was sprung. The •■".... '> - ..-. ". .
• BODT TURNED TARTLY . ABOUND, . .
but . there was not the slightest perceptible
motion of the limbs. When the drop fell a
yell was sent up by some persons inside the
jail. This was re-echoed outside by 1,000
or more people who hurrahed lustily. There
was a general onslaught by the populace upon
the jail • doors. The officers were unable to
withstand it, and hundreds of people crowded
into the office. , : • v ... .
For at least forty seconds after the drop fell
the body hung motionless. Then there .was
a slight motion of shoulders and legs, due to
muscular contraction. Three minutes after
the droD fell the body was lowered to be ex
amined by the physicians. . There ■ '"as a . de
cided action of the heart for fully ■ fourteen
minutes, and the pulse flattered two minutes
longer. -. ■• ?- :
When the body had hung with its feet
just touching the ground over half ar hour it
was lowered into the coffin, which was wait
ing for it under the scaffold. ! .
The physicians decided the neck had been
broken. When the body was lowered the black
cap was removed and his face exposed. . The
features were pal Id and composed. About the
mouth there was considerable moisture. Af
ter the body had been arranged in the coffin
Warden Crocker * ascended the steps :of the
scaffold . and addressing the crowd ' said,
"Those who desire can now
TIBW THB BODT."
Then the crowd of spectators were formed
in line, passing between the scaffold and wall
of the jail and viewed the remains. Some jail
officers, two or three physicians, and Dr.
Hicks stood about the coMu.
John W. Guiteau joined their company and
fanned his dead brother's face to keep away
the flier. John W. Guiteau did not go on
the scaffold but stood during the scene just
within the line of the officers at the bottom of
When liberty was given to tbr crowd
to view the body the scaffold was at
once filled with people, who curiously ex
amined every joint and bolt.
At 1:40 p. m. the lid of the coffin was put in
place and the body borne to the jail chape],
where the physicians who were to make the
autopsy were assembled,
After the body was taken to the chapel, ar
rangements were made to let Mrs. Scoville
Mrs. Scoville, after waiting upon the out
side of the jail until after the execution, de
cided not to view the remains this afternoon,
and about 2 o'clock returned to the sity.
Quiteau, just before the trap was sprung,
dropped a piece of paper from his hand. This
paper was given him by Warden Crocker to
be dropped as a signal when he was ready.
John w. Guiteau said to a reporter just
after the execution that he was glad it was
"What will be done with the remains?'
asked the reporter.
"Wewill bury him herein the jail where he'
will be safe," said Mr. Guiteau. "He will not
be taken out of the jail."
The ?pot indicated by the warden as Gui
teau's burial place ii> in the same court as tb9
gallows end four yards from it.
JOHN IS SATISFIES.
Just before noun John W. Guitean said to a
representative of the Associated Press that he
felt cheerlul so far as his brother was con
cerned, b6lieving it to be far better for him to
die than lire.
He said no one felt keener anguish than
he himself that the crime had beed commit
ted, which plunged the nation into grief.
He believed, however, that his brother would
show himseli to be a brave man, and from bis
own standpoint would vindicate his idea of
patriotism. "His life is a wreck and worth
lees," said John, "and I thin!: this is the
must tilling end to a checkered and ias-uie
He believed Ills brother would die happy,
and owing to his demented condition would
be forgiven in the next world. He thought
his brother would be happier in death than in
life under the circumstances, and if he (John)
con Id he would not ask to have him reprieved.
John was in tbe same mood after the execu
tion. "I believe he was Insane, I predicted
just what would happen," said he, "that he
would go bravely to the gallows. The trial
wag a farce, and to-day an insane man was
executed. Whether ineane before God, I do
not know, still I believe if he was to be tried
again he would be convicted. It was not a
question for a jury."
At 3:15 the military guard on duty at the
jail ever since the second of July inarchad
away. They were loudly cheered as they left
After her ineffectual attempt to get into the
jail Mrs. Sceville returned to the city and
went to her lodging place. It was understood
at tbe jail this afternoon that she will not
come until to-morrow, when she will be per
mitted to view the remains of her brother.
Very foou after the hanging Dr. Hicks and
John W. Guiteau made a thorough examina
tion of the cells occupied by Guiteau. Dr.
Hicks took poseeeion of the books and other
effects of the deceased. A great many of
those at the f jail visited the cells to see the
place where Guiteau spent his last days.
There was a disposition on the part of some
present to get mementoes of the occasion at
any cost. The jail officers took the rope from
the gallows and secreted it as soon as the
noose was removed from the dead man's neck.
Dr. Hicks, when asked about it, said he didn't
want to say where the body would be interred.
The funeral, such as it will be, will take place
to-morrow and will be as private as possible.
The physicians who performed the autopsy
were Drs. D. L. Lamb. J. F. Hartigan and 8-
T. Sawyer. In addition to these physicians
there were present Drs. Bliss and son, Drs.
Noble, Young, Robert Reyburn, A.E.Mac-
Donald, Johnson, Elliott, A. H. Hinckmac,
P. J. Murphy. Chas. H. Nichols, Surgeon
General Barnes, of the army. Surgeon General
Waters, of the navy, Drs. W. A. Gedding, A.
H. Wilmer acd Clarke Patterson, of St. Eliza
beth asylum; Dr. D. C. Patterson, coroner of
the District; C. A. Kleinschmidt, J. R. Haynes
and Drs. Birdsall and Parish.
Jno. W. Guiteau and Rev. Mr. Hicks were
present for a short time but left the jail be
fore the conclusion of the autopsy and re
turned to the city about 3 o'clock.
A close examination of the body showed
that Guiteau's neck was broken and that the
rope had cut deep into the flesh of the neck.
The reporter of the Associated Press was
the only newspaper man admitted to the
chapel where the body was beiug dissected.
The chapel is a spacious apartment contain
ing only a few benches and tables. The
coffin was placed upon a bench and tbe body
removed and after having been stripped was
laid upon the table. Scales and other ap
pliances for determining the weight and other
phenomena of different parts of the body were
placed about on tables. The operations of the
three surgeons engaged in the autopsy were
watched wflh the greatest interest by the other
medical genthmen who crowded about tae
After examination of the eyes the brain was
removed and inspected. Dr. A. B. Loring
found the leffc eye completely sufiused with
blood, and both eyes so indistinct that no
opinion cculd be formed of their condition or
expression. Then the body was cut open and
a thorough and complete examination made
with a view of determining pyschological
facts that could be of interest in connection
with the caee. The brain was found to be in
its normal condition and weighed forty-nine
ounces. The heart weighed a little over nine
ounces and was in a healthy condition, as well
as was all the other internal organs. Dr. Mac-
Williams, the first person to leave the room
where the autopsy was held, eaid there was
nothing so far as he could see about the
brain that was abnormal.
Its weight, according to Dr. Mac Williams,
was forty-nine and a half ounces. The gen
eral viscera, he said were in perfect condition.
At 3:15 the autopsy was adjouned until this
evening, when tUa brain will be taken to the
medical museum on Tenth street, where a
more minute and critical examination is to be
| mad*. The physicians wtre disinclined to go
J^jkp* J^^ks^ftc .^lak«<.- jt
into details in regard to the results thus far
reached. Dr. Hartigan left the jail, soon after
4 o clock, taking with him the brain.
Dr. Godding, who has maintained that he
was insane, said when aeked what result the
autopsy developed, "I have nothiDg to say."
Another physician remarked, "We are
ALL KNOW NOTHINGS."
A bystander replied, "8o the uneducated
non-expert public thought at the time of the
All the Dhyaiciana agreed that there were
lymphs» in the brain and hardsning of the
dura mater. None of them care to express a
positive opinion until after the examination
bhall be completed.
Dr. Hartigan, who had the custody of the
brain, took it at 4.80 to the army medical
museum where, in a room set apart for pho
tographic purposes, a number of surgeons and
physicians had assembled to continue tbe
autopsy. Among those present were Drs.
Nichols and McDonald, New York, and Drs.
Lamb, Lorieg, Powers, Reyburn,
Elliot and Godding, of Washing
ton. The direction of the operations
was by unanimous consent given to Dr.
Lamb. It had been the intention of the sur
geons to begia by making a plaster cast of
the braia with a view to permanent preserva
tion in that form of its configuration and ex
ternal characteristics, but the organ was
found to be so soft and yielding as to render
this impracticable. A resort therefore was
On account of the lateness of the hour and
dull and overcast sky, the preparations were
necessarily hindered, but after placiHg the
brain in a mass of curled hair such as that
need in upholstering and disposing
of it in the form which it had
during life, a number of negatives
were taken of it from various points of view,
with more or less successful results. The ex
amination of the brain was then resumed.
This examination, which will include careful
microscopical study of the tissues and struc
tural characteristics of the organ, will cer
tainly net be finished before to-morrow after
noon and may occupy several days. The sur
geons and physicians who are participating
in the autopsy have pledged themselves not
t« make public in the meantime any individ
dual conclusions at which they may arrive, in
order that the official report when made may
have full weight and value aa representing the
conclusion of all the examining physicians.
The results of the autopsy, so far as they
can be learned tonight from the surgeons
present, may be stated as follows: After
surveying the body externally, the surgeons
proceeded to lay open the brain cavity and
thorax, and to examlue the organs tv- rein
contained. The brain was found to weigh
forty-nine and one-half ounces, which is
a little more than the weight of
the average human brain. It was well
formed and presented no external evidence
of disease of leison. The 1 ungs and heart were
in their normal condition, but there was a
slight ruffling of the aorta in the vicinity of
the heart. The neck was not dislocated or
fractured, as the surgeons at first supposed,
but there wae a rupture of the sterno-cleido
mastoid ror.c-cle on both sides as well as of the
thvro-hyoid membrane. It follows, therefore,
that death resulted from suffocation and not
from dislocation of the spinal vertebra. A
partial examination was mads of the abdom
inal viscera, but it had not been completed at
the time the autopsy was suspended. The
spleen was found to be considerably enlarged,
its weight being fifteen ounces, or more than
twice that of the normal spleen.
Other abdominal organs, as far as they
were examined, presented no unusual features.
The report of the surgeons making the au
topsy will probably not be ready for publica
tion before Wednesday next.
How the New* woa Received . .
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Minneapolis, June 30.— celebration of
the hanging of Guiteau was held on Bridge
square last evening, according to announce
ment. The exercises consisted of some music
by Sid well's band • an^. a display of very poor
fireworks, which was visited by about 3, C00
people, without any demonstration of approv
al or applause.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Wababhaw, Minn., June 30. — simultane
ously with the execution of Gaiteau at Wash
ington to day, t he assassin was hanged in effigy
in front of the court house in this city by the
Intense approval is manifested here over the
final "removal" of the assassin.
Trenton, N.J., June SO.— A salute was
fired here to-day upon the announcement that
GuiteAu had been hanged.
Perth Amboy, N. J., June 30 — Guiteau
was hanged in effigy here at 12:£0 today.
The effigy was leaded with large fire crackers,
and when the effigy burned they exploded,
tearing it to pieces. Great' rejoicing and re
freshments were had immediately after the
execution. Two effi flies were burned in the
railroad company's docks.
Nashtille, June 30. — The newspaper
offices w«re crowded all day by persons eager
for news from the telegraphic bulletins of the
execution of Guiteau, and expressions of
satisfaction over the execution of the death
sentence of the assassin have been general.
Cincinnati, 0.,. June 30. — There was no
unusual excitement here upon the reception
of the news of the hanging of Guiteau, and
no crowds about the newspaper offices. The
news was widely circulated in extra afternoon
editions of the two morning papers, and by
the regular afternoon papers.
At night it was a favorite amusement in
different parts of the city to burn Guiteau in
effigy or to burn him. This has been done
also in Covington and Newport. There was a
general expression of relief at the end of the
New York, June 30.— Here, as elsewhere,
Guiteau was hanged in effigy.
THH "TIMES' " THOUGHTS.
The Times, commenting on the execution
of Guiteau, considers his behavior until the
last shred of hope had disappeared as con
sistent. It says: "He was not so overcome at
the prospect of certain death as to f«rget
his theatrical air. He was not afraid to de
clare that he had died a Christian and patriot.
Guiteau's place in the dark calendar will be by
tbe side of Felton and lUvaillac.',
A Lovely M»j D*y in New Orleans,
On Tuesday, (always Tuesday), Muy 9th, the
144 th Grand Monthly Distribution of the
Louisiana State Lottery occurred. Generals
G. T. Beauregard, of Li , and Jubal A. Early,
of Ta., had as usual the entire charge. The
turning of fortune's wheel spilled out pro
miscuoue'iy $110,400. Hereafter the montHl y
distribution will be $265,5C0, on an enlarged
scheme, with tickets at $50 — the relative value
of the $1 to the prizes being undisturbed, and
fifths sold with a capital prize of $75,C00. The
first capital prize, $30,000, was drawn by
ticket No. 19,103, held by John Weger, the
postmaster at Kasota, Mien. The second
capital, $10,000, was drawn by No. 94,634,
held by Charles Nelson, corner Sixteenth
street and avenue M, Galveston, Texas. Tbe
third capital, $5,000, was sold in halves to
ticket No. 47,96' J. The two (2) fourth capital
prizes of $i,500 each, were drawn by No.
§4,726 and No. 10,822. The next drawing,
with a scheme more than doubly enlarged,
takes place on Tuesday (always Tuesday),
July 11th; and for further information appiy
to M. A. Dauphin, New Orleans, Li.
With good weather the races next week at
Minneapolis will be attended by an immense
crowd of people, and be a grand success for
NATION AZ GUARD EVCAMP3IBNT.
Official Order of Got. Hu board for the At
spmbly at White Bear.
The following general order for the first en
campment of the national guard of the state '
was issued by Gov. Hubbara yesterday :
, State or Minnesota, )
Adjutant General's Office,' >■ '
St. Pacl, Jane SO. 1852. )
: General Order No. 15— first and second
battalions and the -Emmet Light artillery of
theJMicnesota National Guards will rendezvous
at White Bear lake July 10, 1853, for encamp
ment and drill. 1 ' . J
Free transportation has been tendered by
the several railroad companies operating ia
the state to al! uniformed members of the
State National Guards, going and returning
between company headquarters and thj en
Shelter for the troops will be furnished and
an allowance for subsistence of forty cents a
day for each man will be paid to company
commanders during the encampment, not ex
ceeding five days. . .
Each company will provide itself with
blankets and cooking utensils.
Col. O. B. Gould, A. D. C, is Jhereby de
tailed as commander of the encampment.
: By order of L. F. Hcbbabd,
A. C. Hawlbt, Governor.
Go to Stees Bros' for a $7 50 ice chest.
St. Joseph's church picnic at Union park
"Do not wait until the last day, but pay
your water bills at once."
Lambie's Riilroad Shoe waxes 'em all.
"Pay your water bills at once, and save 5
This applies to Snow Flake Bakiug Powder.
When you can buy a pure article made at
home, why go abroad for an article that has
been pronounced impure. Oue thousand
dollars are offered to acy one who can prove
that Snow Flake is not pure.
Trains leave every hour for Union park on
Do Tom Want Nobby Salts ?
Go to McGrath's,
146 East Third street.
Secure some of the great bargains we are
offering in Lidies' and Children's suits, and
you will never regret it. at Nathan Lyons, No.
11 East Third 6treet— M4nnheimer'aold6tore.
At McGrath's, 148 East Third street.
Made to order — first quality.
See Cutler', celebrated business man's desk.
We offer this week the handsomest and
largest line of Lio-.s, Fichus, C >llir and Ties
for Ladies that we have ever sh<*wn. Nathan
Lyons, No. 11 East Third street— Mann
heimer's old store.
Kad Hot \V«*ih«r
Suits ar« made by McGrath,
146 E wt Third street.
There eeeais to be a growing impression
that fo? reliable boots aud shoes, Lambie's is
The Bakers ou a Sirlke,
Because Snow Flake Baking Powder cannot
be produced fast enough for their wants. A
pare article always finds ready sale.
All mineral crts critically examined and
carefully assayed. Leave order* a! II
Smith's, maaufctarer »t Jewelry, SIT Waba*
thaw street. T. It. HmwtOM.
Go to Union park on July 4th.
Perfection refrigerators, Ice King.Triumph,
Zero aud Iceburg refrigerators, the best in the
United States, for sale by Stets Brothers.
V. M. C. A , 306 W«b*9h*w s ••-.•■,••.
Young men* meeting this evening at 8
o'clock. Bervice3 to-morrow as follows:
Devotional meeting at 9:30 a. in.; young
men's Bible 6tndy at 2:30 p.m. All are cor
Meet your frisnds on July 4th* at Union
Union services under the auspices of the T.
M. C. A. will be held in Market hall, corner
Seventh and Bt. Peter streets, Babbath even
ing, (July 2d), at 8 o'clock. Addresses will
be given by Ray. Dr. Dana and Thos. CochraD,
Jr. Prof. Leib will conduct the singing. All
who sing &nd are willing to assist will please
meet with us at the hall a half hour before
the regular service. All are cordially invited
to attend, and those having the combined
number of gospel hymns 1, 2, and 3, are re
quested to bring them.
Our line of Hosiery and Underwear, for
Ladies, Gents and Children. The prices were
never.as reasonable as now, at Nathan Lyons ,
No. 11 East Third street.
Go to the picnic of the season at Union
park July 4th.
To Close Oat.
Special Bargains in Dolmans and Wraps.
$15 garments now $11 00
$20 garments now 13 50
$25 garments now 17 50
$30 garments now 20 00
$40 garments now 33 50
$55 garments now 37 50
At Nathan Lyons, 11 East Third street—
Mannheimer'a old store.
The largest and best assorted stock of
muslin underwear and corsets in the North
west, and at pries to suit you all.
' Minneapolis and St. Paul join hands at
Union park July 4th. : ; : ' * : ;; ;
A bouse with ten rooms, lot 79x150, barn,
well and cistern. Located within 200 feet of
the street cars. Possession given immediately.
Price 1,500. Terms of payment moderate.
Apply to R. W. Johnson, 5 ;
Real Estate Acent, room 11, ec nd floor,
Besides the races between So-So, Lady Rolfe
and Fannie Witherspoon on the Fourth, and
that of the renowned pacer Little Brown Jug
on the s'h, there will be eight other spirited
races during the season.
Btivlticm by Conductors.
LaCrosse, Wi?., June 30.— first annual
reception of the order of railway : conductors
was a brilliant success. The guest* numbered
nearly 800. Among the floral designs was an
entire train of cars on a silver track, the train
composed of roses. The grand ball was a
great social and financial success.
■ : Small- Fox 3553
. Mandax, D. T., June 30.— Reports from
Minnesota say there is quite an epidemic. of
small-pox in various parts of ; the state. Ad
vices from Concharley, Indian Territory, say
c ases 'of small pox ; there ' have ; proven fatal
a nd ' the i pest etill rages. The country is
destitute and alarm and confusion reigns.
REVIVAL OF THE CAMPERS.
A New Feature Introduced— Conversion •
F iJay morning, the tenth day of the camp
meeting, opened up clear and bright, and the -
bweet strains of song and praise were heard in
many directions with the rising of the sun.
■ A new feature was inaugurated in the way of
a love I feast. Dr. Cyrus Brooks, presiding
elder of St. Paul .district, ltd in prayer, and
Rev. David Brooks, the 1 veteran of all, con
ducted matters and declared that he had not
witnessed such a meeting as this since 1546, In
the state of Illinois. The testimonies that
followed were unique, individual and full of
interest. At the clu*e of tuis service ten chil
dren were presented for baptism. The scene
moved all hearts to tears of joy. The sermon
of Rev. C. E Cline on this subject last week
seems to be bearing fruit.
at 10:30 .
a goodly company gathered to listen to a
sermon from Rev. W. H. : Boule, of Gannon
Falls. Rev. J. Lamberton, of Beaver Falls,
ltd in prayer. Mr. Soule preached j a strong,
clear sermon peculiar to him and his style.
Rev. John Holt, of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin,
followed with a stirring exhortation. .:
Rev. RobU Forbes, of Minneapolis, preached a
well studied sermon. Mr. Forbes hands gems
around in* every direction just as though they
cost him nothing. | Mr. Harrison | came in at
usual for a full share and stirred things gen
EVENING SERVICE. .'
From twetve to fifteen hundred persons
gathered at early twilight, evidently expecting
great things. Merchants from the counting
rooms, clerks from the stores, farmers from
the farms and citizens from the several towns
of the state, came iaon the late train* to spend
Saturday and|Sunday. Rev.Thomas McClary,of
Stillwaier led in prayer, when Mr. Hain-ou
took things in hand and preached with
astonishing effect. In a few min
utes six long benched were filled
with weeping penitents. It is impossible to
say how many were converted but a goodly
number were brought into the light. It was
announced that the meetings would close on
Monday morning but it now look* as If it
would be impossible to do it.
BIT. WILLIAM _'KINL-Y,
an honored member of the Minnesota confer
ence of the M. E. Church, spent the early
years of his lifa in the State of Maryland
near Baltimore. He c itu*: to Minnesota In his
youth in quest of health, took a claim and
commeticed to open up a farm, but having
given his heart and life to God he felt that hi.
work was to be along other lines. He has
been a member of tbe Minnesota conference
for twenty-two >ear-, and has traveled many
of its frontier circuls and filled its best sta
tions, including Duluth, St. Paul, Minneapo
lis, Winona, and an presiding elder of the
Winona district. He is now serving his third
term as pastor of the First church, in Winona.
Twice he has been honored by his brethren
by electing him as delegate to the general con
Mr. McKinley Is a man of marked ability,
an omnivoroiiß reader, a fluent, forcible,
trenchant speaker, deeply ploua and every
where and always a dignified aud courteous
UNION I 'A UK.
A B««nt!fal gammer Pleasure Resort
There is no pleasure resort co easy of ac
cess, ana co well calculated to answer the
purpoco <or which it ia designed, as Union
park, situated half way b< tveen the two cities
of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It. is a park In
reality, comprising thirty-three acres of land,
and only four and one-haif tnilea from the
court house of each of the two cities, either
by rail or wagon road. It has he*-n adorned
by private euterpri^e, by the erection of a
grand stand in its tenter 60 by ISO feet; an
observatory 80 feet high, giving a view
ii\vr many miles of landscape; a
band stand, four bowling alleys, six refresh
ment stuod«, an ice house, fcheds for 800
hor^ee, two wind mills for raising water, and
la.-t, but not least, a lockup, for unruly and
improper charaftere. Trains run to it ev*ry
hour, and on public or gala days it is the
Mecca towards which thousands turn their
faeec for a respite wkn th»-y wish to drive
dull care away and enjoy a good time. The
other permanent attraction, in the way of
tauie animils, birds, etc., need not be meu
tioned. The park alone is well worth a vi6it,
and the small expanse to reach there; but we
started out to cail attention to ihe fact that
unu6ul attractions will be offered to morrow
(Sunday) for all who wish to enjoy as exhibi
tion of athletic sports. In addition to tho
natural attraction of the p<trk, tbe celebrated
Muldoon- Whistler combination will give an
exhibition of thuir skill in manly arts that in
ancient time* drew tbe attention and presence
of the then civilized portion of the world.
This exhibition will be given in the grand
arena of the park, which is surrounded by a
natural amphitheatre capable of affording
a good point of view to twenty thous
and persons. These exhibitions will
consist of wrestling, boxing, heavy weight
practice, exhibitions upon the turning bars,
foot racing, etc., etc. The Great Western
band will furnish the music for the occasion
and every arrangement has been made for
good order ami the pleasure of thoee who
attend. The trains run every hour, and you
can come and g6 at your pleasure, at trifling
Till: COURTS :
[Before Judge O'Gorman.J
E;tate of Eliza J. Whitney, deceasad; pe
tition for decree fi>d. Hearing July 24, at
Estate of 3o r :\ Whitney, deceased; petition
for decree filed. Hearing July 24, at 10 a. m.
Estate of Simantha A. Hutton, deceased;
petition and accouot of executor iied. Hear
ing -July 24, at 10 a. m.
Stun itipal Court.
[Before Judge Burr.]
May Shanley, disorderly; s*nt to the Hotue
of Good Shepherd for ninety days.
Frank Illiagworth horse atealing; held to
grand jury in $500.
Fred Kreiger, selling diseased meat; con
Don't forget the three days' racing season
at the race course of the Minneapolis Driving
Park association, commencing on Monday,
the 3d of July, during which there will hs the
b»-bt rates, by iht best horses in the country.
A Man dan Immersion.
Mandan,D. T., June SO —Last night twelve
or fourteen laborers were capsized in a skiff
and 6hrieking loudly were borne down the
swift current of the Missouri. Most of them
trifd toclmg to the boat. Three tried to swim
ashore, of whom two sank in the
quicksand. One sav-d and four others are
believed to be lost. A fall Itet of the drowned
"In Casting About,"
For a name for the daintiest plug chewing
tobacco ever made, in their opinion, and the
public s^eni to be of the same way of think
ing, b R Musselman & O> , of I/nuoville,
hit upon the quaint name, "Boot Jai-k " The
tobacco is a go, and the name a puzz c every
where. "B >ot Jack" is a sweet cavendish,
made from the best white Barley stock, and Is
having an enormous rua among chewera who
are choice in their tastes.