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frsHent Garileli Assassinated !
Wile Walking on the Mora of the
Bcnot at Washington !
Jtwo Shots Fired, One Through the Arm
and the Other Through the Hips and
T;lie President Still Alive, Uut Xo
Hopes of Ills Recovery.
jChrles J. Gulttcau a Chicago
fFfom tlio "K!ytW of S:itiiMy. July 2il.
The startling news (,if the assassina
tion of President Giirllold, which occur
red at tn o'clock Saturday morning,
while ho and Scouitnry Rlaino wore walk
ing on thu platform of thu -depot at
Washington, waiting to take the Iraln
l attend thu Commencement, exercises
ut Williams College, was at first regard
ed ,vlth Incredulity by nearly everybody.
Tim CofNTV P.U'i:i iironiptly availed
itolfof Iho telegraph to ascertain (ho
U;uth or falsity of the import, and from
tlu .dispatch given below it will bu scon
that thu sad nuws Jsonly too true.
j Wasiunoton, July 2. President
(larllcld ,wus us-ni,sliuitod about nine
Schick this morning, In the Rultlinoro
& , Ohio depot, in this city. Two balls
rjutered his body, and it Is thought thu
wounds are mortal. In thu frenzy of
excitement which followed tlio shoot
ings thu assign c. cuped and it U not
yet .known who liu is. Tim ejty Is ub-o-hitejy
wild with excitement. Tin; pros
filont ainrparty had eomu to iliu depot
to taku his Northern trip. Mo had In
tended to go lo Irving on the Hudson &
WIMiutustoi St. Albans and other Now
Jvpglaud points. Mrs. (iaiileld was ex
pected to join Iii lit to-day at Long
Ilraneh. It was whllo waiting lor thu
Jrain in thu depot when ho was eat
lo.win by tlio assassin's bullet.
Later intormalion discloses that an
swoiimiI to Marseilles named Glttcnu
tired thu fatal idiots, He ehosu his po
sition udvnutagoously, and as soon as
hu perceived that his bloody work was
successful ho lied with a celerity which
left pursuit behind. Ofliiaals wero so
tilled with consternation that lor u mo
ment it seemed as if every one in au
thority was paralyzed by what had bu.
fallen. As soon as thu senses of I lie at
tendants could bo eolteeted thu prosl
jdcitt was tenderly uplifted and convoy
ed him to thu nearest medical attend
mice. At this; hour 10 :!I0 p. m. a bul
letin has been posted statHng tlio faet
Jnat it Is absolutely Impossible for him
to rceovcr from thu torrlblo wounds.
Ijas Iwcii progressing and the life of
tlio provident is considered iv mere
question of hours and possibly of mo
Tho spread of the news was 0110 of
thu most astonishing Incidents of thu
horror. Hardly had thu president fal
len before thu great throuz ut thu de
pot had been made awaru as if by a
Jlasliof lightning of what had happen
ed, and tho nuws llew over tho city of
Washington as If. on winged winds.
'jvilegraun wero dispatched as speedi
ly lis possible to all absent members of
the cabinet, summoning them to tlio
capital. Viuo-l'residont Arthur was
elcgrapliod and immediately btarted
Ipr Washington by special train.
All ot thu department buildings
have been closed and will bo draped
In mourning immediately on the re
ceipt of the now of tho president's Uo-
The oxult neat visible upon thu
ptroets oi' tl, i city equahP auythli-g
whUh bnsoUb'eeijtwnleiiced in Its
history, nVi ev?u bat ditteudllig the
Hvaasclnation of President Lincoln.
Thoprotoiind leelln'bt gauoral peace,
prosperity nnd freedom from agitation
vyblch has reigned In tho minds of nil
ko rudely fchouked that -thu reaction
creates a tempest of excitement Wich
canuotbo adequately deserlbyd.
prevails that It it almost bey bud possi
Ability Jo obfcilu ttny but the most mosgro
Retails of tho affair at the prcsont
koHr-Tbe (elcgraph elBeas are besieged.
UfQ Mtng arresteii 1110 assnsm sain;
' Mi ik Wd want to bo arrested 1 I
am h Stalwart and Arthur is l'rcsi-
At the present writing a rumor
'femes that the assassin has beendiecov
urcil by tho pollco and captured after n
desperate slfuggle, In which two cilicer
wero wounded, one of thuin named
(Jarleton perlmps fatally. Ouitteau Was
suvuroly himdlcd In tho meleo, resisting
desperately unlit It was useless. II
had inadu preparations to leavu tho city
as quickly as posslblu and In disgulso
N'ote The nbovo was put In type
and Issued as an extra only a low hours
after the President fell in Washington.
itutnors of mi Kinds wcru out alloat and
somehow the report gained ground that
(iiillteau, tho woiild-bu assavsin was
oucu a minister to Krance. Later Infor
mation discloses tho fact that ho never
has acted in any capacity as a public
unieui aim pnives 10 no n sort ot a Half
witted lawyer who halls from Chicago.
J-ntor news from Washington is much
more cncouiaging, and there is every
prospect Unit thu I' resident will recover.
ins previous perfect health and his
splendid constitution have been greatlv
in ins m vor ami navo enabled him to
rally fimu a shock, which would have
been fatal to ono less robust. All the
bulletins now being sent from his bed
side aru favorable, and wu aru jutillcd
in hoping and believing tnat his recov
ery is now assured.
Tho assassin Ptlll remains In jail, and
appears buoyant and pleased when the
reports of tho 1'reslduntV condition are
unfavorable, and dejected and down
cast when the reports vru favorable.
Thero now scorns no question that thu
attoniplod as-assinatiou was simply the
freak of a lunatic, and that ho had no
accomplices. Thu dally papera of the
past, week havu given copious accounts
of Giteau's past life, from which it ap
pears that lie Is a chronie dead-beat who
has long been regauled as unsettled In
iiiliul. IIu lias attempted to practice
law In various cities, but has never been
suecu-sful, ami seems to have earned a
a precarious livelihood during thu pint
few .xvava .iiu!cioi' ot unit iioiusV
Shortly after (jarllcld's iimucuration hu
went to Washington and (lied an appli
cation for appointment as minuter !o
France, but did not accompany it with
any recommendations; and his conduct
was such as to lead thu olllelals ot thu
Statu Department to infer that tiu was a
harmless lunatlu. Since then ho has
lieen a coitant caller at thu White
llniise, but novel mic. ceded in obtaining
an inturviuw with thu President. Lato
ly lie has been out of money, and, hav
ing been ejected from his boarding
house, lias been sleeping in the pubdo
parks. He undoubtedly brooded over
his troubles and became Impressed with
the lioilcf that thu President was respon
ilbloforhis misfortunes audthat hewould
bo doing a justiliablu net in murdurlng
him. This, brletly told, Is tlio whole
A lovely woman, a true wifo and a
Christian mother. Which to most people
seemed the threshold of honor and en
joyment has proved to her thu untraiiuu
to sorrow. Soon aftor settling down in
thu Whito House she was stricken with
dlsoaso. For weeks sho lingered be
tween life mid dunth, but sho was finally
released from her sick room, and while
seeking health away from homo she
was shocked-by tho news of thu attemp
ted assassination of her husband. With
that heroism which Is peculiar to wom
en under like cireu instances, she hasj
toned to the bedsldo of her beloved, and
Is now in her weakness and loaded witli
sorrow watching for thoso signs of re
covery wiileli would uringjoy not ouiy
to her heart, but to that of the whole
nation, while with tho rost of us fearing
tho worst. Under tho elrcunistancos
the sympathies of tho people go out to
this noble, but allllctod woman. May
God bless and sustain hoc, and restore
to health her suffering husband and our
Will tho President Recover?
Tho public mind continues Ilxeil upon
tho news from Washington, mid the
contents of tho bulletins Issued from tho
side room at the Executive Mansion are
aux bualv lnnuirod for. Monday was
tho national holiday, but a gloomy day
it was. Nearly all contemplated cele
brations wero givon up, because of tlio
geuoral sorrow provalllng, or out of re-
spoco the suffering President and Uls
family. Will the Presldont recovurP
Mils is tlio question that is constantly
asked. Wo cannot answer It. Tho at
tending physicians cannot answer it.
All that can bo said Is that his condition
i as favorable us any one had u right
to oxpect. Ho is now passing through
tho crisis ot thu dlseaso. Tho chances
aru unquestionably against him. He
was severely woundod. A bullet almost
ns large as Hint used In musket Is In his
body. Its location has not oyon been
accurately determined. But men have
OREGON MISSOURI, FRIDAY, JULY 871881.
CHARLKS .7. GUITTKAU,
recovered from the effect of equally s
voru wounds, and under much more un
favorable eireum-itanoes. Thcrcforo
tho President may live. Th.i attending
phyMclutis tiro hopuliil. but the bal
ance is manifestly on tlio side of fear.
Thu Presidout, however, has tho advan
tage of a vigorous constitution, a strong
will, and a mind as calm as tho evening
zephyrs. He desires to live, but is not
afraid to die. This is all in his favor.
Hu lias, besides, the best utleulion.
From the moment ho was shot ho has
had tho caru of tho most eminent phy
sicians, nnd the best and most tender
nurses. All that science, and experi
ence, and affection eowld do has been
done, and, in addition, fervont prayers
are offered from churches and family
altars for his recovery. Thorn Is a con
stant appeal to thu Throuo of Grace in
behalf ot tlio sullurliig President, liut
alJei' all tho President may die.
(lint moves In a mysterious way.
Ills wuiiil .rs to iivrfoim,
His ways are not our ways j liut while
Jlifo lats wo may hope for tho beit,
while wo aro unavoidably forced to fear
tvho worst . His condition ,t tins hour Is
iet so bad ns was feared, nor so lavor
aiXe as desired. For the rost we must
J New Point.
is on: Point still has some outorpriso.
Two now boys arrived tlio past week;
one.ut II. Burnett's and one at Mr. Un
4 bout tho Ktimo number went to
Motjtid City as to Miilthiud from this
Ot Humes and Mrs. Hitchcock
bavfeaeii purchased a now sowlmr ma
Mr. Meistornud Sol Kuukle havo each
purchased, a how organ.
Wo think Prof. W. Hnntsmann can
got a music class of.young ladles In and
around New Point, as they understand
his next enterprise will bu to get a
young lady to preside over that organ.
There will bu a baskei meeting In
Capp's grovu near Kichland school
heus-o on the third Sunday lu tills month,
nnd ono in the groyo near l'lder A.
ilardmnn'srosulouco on tho 6th Sunday
Sco notieo of city election in anoth
er column on August 2. Everybody
should study tho mattor corefully anil
acquaint themselves with nil I ho nec
essary facts so thoy will hot rush to tho
polls In ignorance on election day,
TIIK WOULD-HR ASSASSIN OF
Wheat, 8.jc; corn, '.'5c; coidwood,
$2 to 2 60.
M. F. Dawson of Mound
In town last Friday,
The .luno rise is over
waters havo retired.
Tho Christian church Is
thu last family has moved out.
Kd. Moblev Is thu engineer of the
End Forest Mills, now.
Tho bridge across Tarkio on the
White Cloud road is uowcumplctud.
Is it a mark of good citizenship to
rent buildings for Immoral purposes?
.1. XV. IIoii-iHvoi th, engineer of tho
Kast Forest. Mills has gone homu to
Douglas county, Kansas.
The City Council has fixed dram
shop licenses nt 100. It is expected
that this will bring on a July rNo.
.lolui Lynda should bu sppoiuted
road overseer for the W Into Cloud road;
as ho does all thu work liv should havu
tho hoiiors too.
Tho passenger trains havo been
passing nt Coursiii's switch for boveral
da.vspaK. Coursm's promises to bo
the "hub" of thu future ;'lieriies, fence
rails, cement, curd-wood and staves aro
thu chief articles of commerce there.
i Smco thu, Kan.-iw prohibition laws
havo gouu into force, nu enterprising
Missmirlaii Is duiivmiug beer on thu
banks of thu river opposite to W'iutu
Cloud, whero the dry lvansan comes to
slack Ids thirst. It is strange how dry
thoy get crossing the Missouri.
Tlio following Is tho vole on the
proposition to restndu hogs from
running at huge, last Saturday, July
L'nd. It will bo seen that a majority
of the people Is In favor of restraining
them, and all owners of hoas will have
sixty days from July ihyl to comply vyitlt
or it- itfmlimf rc
That comet has a tall 4,000,000
miles In length. What a comfort it
must be in fly time,
Remember thu basket meeting at
Sohhitzhauur grove next Sunday.
Kldor Maupln will preach in the
Christian church next Sunday evening.
Jay Gould should buy the co.-.-iet.
lie would surely havo the world whero
Caleb had the hen.
Rev. Ourothoe.s will preach at
tlio M. K. Church in Oregon at eleven
o'oiocK Mim nv: rrcsidiiiir J-.iuer rei-
genbaum at night.
A great deal of interesting local
matter is crowded out lids week to
make roor.i for more lengthy articles.
They will appear lu full bloom next
Keep your eve peeled for thu " gold
watch swindler," thu "hay-fork pud-
dler,"-and every other traveling fraud
who 'wants to give you something for
The senior desires to return Ids
thanks to tho members of our cornet
baud. Had it not been for them, wo
would havo deprived of .seeing tlio
beautiful city of Malt land on the Fourth.
Married, at tho resldeuco of the
bride's father lu this city, by Klder lien.
N. FUhor, on Sunday, July 3rd, 1881,
Mr. James S. Martin to Miss Clara A.
, Hawkins, all of Holt county. Tin:
Cquntv Pai'KU extends couratu!a
Hons. Tlmo will cliaugo a great many
things, but it will never effaeo from our
memory the smilo which illuminated
Niin Kyger's countenance on last Mon-.
dav, It was a boy, and the last report
wo received, the father and hoy were
If it took coffee half as long lo set-
tiu as it does some delinquent newspa
per subscribers, a (jreat many of us
would drink water. llichmmul Demo-
crut. There are good "grouiids" lor
that paragraph in tills oflleo. Uvcckcih
vidije JiitllcUit. You fellows must havo
been througn the "null."
Report of Star school, Julia May
toucher, lor the month ending. .Inly 1st;
Number in attendance, 48; avorago
dally attendance, 30. The following
wore present every day, vizi
Gertie ,Krusr, Gertie Galloway, Nottlo
Lawrence, Robert Lawrence, Jacob
Ward and Allen Lottdeu.
I Personal and Society,
i --Mini Kinina Currey is homo again.
Charley Hook Is down again from
Col. Jrviuu will lenvo next week
fern visit to Ohio.
Mrs. Joe llaleholler of St. Joseph,
i vMling Mrs A. K. Irvltio.
II. Fnrrisof St. Joserh Is tho irucst
of his son-in-law, Stewart Ivouven.
-!us. Roccher ot Hamburg, Iowa,:
Is now with the Mound City Hank.
Masler Wall;r Framu is visiting i
relatives at ltrownvllle, Nebraska. '
Mrs. Delia .Miller f -St. Joseph
witli her pa and ma on a short visit.
Mrs. W. H. Cummins nnd children
have returned to their homu in Ohio.
Miss Fannie King is visiting her
sister Mrs. W. A. Graham, ol Maitland.
Mrs. Spaneer George of .Mound
City vNlted friends In St. Josenh last
Doctor Conway of Towa, is eniov
! ing the liosoilalitv of nirenh. f'l..i-L-
Shul'eldt Brothers of Mound City
wi'l leavu July i.Mh, for a tour through
Mrs. Celia Perkins of Foru-t City
was tiie guest of Mrs. Limbird last Fri
Mr, and .Mrs. Higbeu of Shelby
county, Mo., are visiting relatives iii
N. W. Leonard of Howard county,
Mo., lull, his autograph at the Howell
lioucu last Friday,
Ld. Wulty of St. Joseph is with us
I again. He is still batching uround
among his host of friends.
--Dwight Montaguo of Hiawatha,
Kas-., was .shaking hands witli friends
at Mound City la-t Momhiv.
Mell Sopor of St. Joseph, came ui)
, ihiHnvotl nut's tit limmi H
witli theioved ones at homu.
S. II. Vonge, of Sioux City, Iowa,
was with his family, who are tho gucsti
of W. W. Davenport, on the Fourth.
Mi'A. Carrie Steiiimelz (ncc Folgcn-
bainu) of SI. Joseph is being ontei
tallied by her many friends in Oregon.
Ah. Pierce of Maitland caino dwwu
liiilay last and told his. brother-in-law,
W. IJ. Davis, a tiling or two about cat
tie. Miss Muggio Light, a great favor
ite in St. Joseph .society is visiting her
.sister, Mrs. Douglass llaldwln of For
Mrs. C. J. Hart of Colorado, who
Is visiting friends near Mound City, wo
learn is much improved in health since
Miss Fannie Arnold who has been
the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Fanulo
Frame, left for her homu In Nebraska
Marsh Savilio, attorney-at-law of
Kearney, JVobraska, was In our cltv
Monday last shaking hands with many
of ids old school mate?.
u. .;. aikcii oi .Mound t'ity, was
over In Troy, Kansas, lat week. He
Is thiuuing of locating in that place for
Iho practice of his profession.
J. W. Hart of Mound City who is
one of tlio most tillable gentlemen in all
upper Holt, lolt Tuesday last for a brief
visit lo tlio scenes of his childhood in
Miss Rosy Riggers, Miss Bcnnet and
Mrs. K. L. Pattin of Mound City en
joyed tlio concert in our city Friday eve
ning last. 1 hey wero t!u guests of
Mrs. Frnzor Allen of Craig and
Mi-s Jennie Hobhtzell of Mound City,
attended the musical treat given our
citizens last Friday evening, in com
pany with Mr. and Mrs. Nlel Iloblitzell.
Prof. W, F. Drake fpent several
days in our city during tlio past week
and appeared t eniov himself immense
ly among his many old friends. Tho
rroiessor is u w principal oi uie puiiiie
schooU of that booming burg of Mound
City. Jtocb Port Journal.
Since thu assassination of Presi
dent Garfield political lunatics are
wntchod with a little more than ordinary
acrimony. Wo would udvlso the au
thorities to keep a close watch of Old
Slippery Kim Adams, for the way ho
has been lurking around thoso nights
with a fixed oyo on thu comet, would
seem to Indicate that ho means to do
that Inuocoul terrestrial visitor bodily
The Talhott boys have at lust cum.
fessed. Charles K. Talhott says he
hhot his father In thu back while tho lat
ter was kicking his mother, and that
Wyatt and his eldftr brother had uoths
ing to do with the killing. Rut to, a man,
up a tree it appears that tlio so-called
confession was carefully prepared and
written out bv some shrewd lawyer, nnd
the universal opinion In this section of
tho country Is that Gov. Crittenden will
not Interfere further, nud. that they will
certainly hang on July 22.
y UMBER 4.
What We Would Like to Know,
t If Cyrus Phllbrlck is hnppy?
t Whore Reuben gut.s his liquor?
t Why DooOuidnor carries u cane?
t Which Is the butt end of a goat?
t What has become of K. J. Kellogg?
tWhat ails tlio weather clerk aav-how?
t Whether tl arly bird citches tho
t Whether Job's turkey was n hen or
tWhy blonde men always wear blue
Guileau s crazy or only
t Whether Jake Foster can drive a
f If Graves nf
Mound City did all
t Where Levi Zook
gets his button-
t Why Charlie Peter spent his Fourth
in Whito Cloud?
t When Sam Morrison is going to cut
Ids whiskers off?
t Ifsweaiingal this hot weather will
make it any cooler?
t Why somebody don't c.Uablish a
bath li.jii.se lu Oregon?
t Who Is tlio biggest liar in town
don't all speak at oucu?
t Why ico civilm Is always up when
it Is always going down?
t Whether Sol. Foster expects to con
tinue in the lish business?
t Why the second summer babies aru
not having a hard tlmo of it?
t Why everything is either "splen
did" or "awful" with womun.
t Whether Tom Hiude will over at
tend another .shooting tournament.
t If tlicro is u town thu size of Oregon
that can boast of moru red headed girls.
t What atfiMrtim. .... i-1-
f Whether the assassination was not
a big boom for t lie telegraph companies?
t Whether it really could get so warm
that red hot iron would taste like Ice
t The place whero tho wicked ecaso
from troubling and the over-heated bo
t Why thu comet don't givo us a
breeze witli that long tall this warm
t What wo havo ever done to that fel
low that tortures us with a bass solo on
that log horn ever morning?
t Whether any man In this commu
nity uau i ame tho three men In the
Diblo who couldn't sit down?
t Who those singers wuro that wero
hi company with Georgo W- her attend
ing thu Fourth of July at Mound City.
CHtAP BOOKS LAST CHANCE.
On Iho 18th of this month, (July) I
shall send another order for book to
the Ameriuau Rook Kxchange. liy that
lime it is believed the publication of tlio
largo tyiiu edition of I'liiversal Knowl
edge will hu completed. It has been
"frcatlv dehived on account of the unex
pectedly large number of topics treated
of in the AmericauA ddlllous, and, when
finished it will bo tho most valuable
publication ever made. I can supply
the full set of lifteon volumes at in lees
ranging from $15 to !?:):), according to
the style o binding, Persnus desiring
to avail themselves of this opportunity
will bo furnished with any books pub
lished by tho American Rook Kxchangn
at Xew 1'ork 1'riccs thus mving all
lostago or express charges. Thu list of
books has been frequently published in
Tim: Oou.vrv Pai'iiii, and thosu wishing
to order can there find prices, etu , or
get a new list by calling at my olllce.
1 wish to send a large order, and as
this is the lust order I shall make, I will
thank those who intend to take advan
tage of it if thoy will send mo lists of
what they want, at once.
W. W. Davkni'Oiit.
GREAT BARGAINS IN PIANOS, ORGANS
t IioleHiilo orltclnll.
The large storeroom of T.J. Wash
burn, Fifth and Francis Mroets, Is
packed full of tlio finest grades of Pi
anos mid Organs, which lie is selling
extroniely low for cash or monthly pay
ments.' Ho is agent for Stelnway
Pianos and Kstcy Organs tho leading
Instruments of the world, and all
varieties of cheaper grads. All goods
as rrproioutcd and will duplicate tho
prices of any dealer lu t lip. country.
Tho most complete stock of Aceor
deans, Harmonicas, Guitars, liaujos,,
Viollivi, Orgnnettes, Sheet ' MusioK
Rooks. &., to bo had li), tlio city, All
are cordially invited to cull on ov: ud
drew T. J. Washburn, cornpr. fifth
and Francis streets, St. Joseph, MLsv.
Rev. Mr. Miller will go to Trenton,
Mo., to preach there next Sabbath.
We are under ,obUgatlons to our
worthy post mistress, Mr. K. Gv lloltz,
for material assistance given us in gets,
ting out our "Kxtni" on ixl Saturday.,,