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T. C. DUNGAN,
Will practice In nil Court of Mltsourl, Kan
as, Iowa ami Nebraska. Ileal Estate business,
and Collections promptly attended to.
I. D. BEELER,
CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS AUD CIGARS,
FOKEST CITY, MO.
and Kyc Whiskies, and all Fancy and
i a specialty. Vatronago respectfully
OFFICE At residence, two doors north ol
J. A. Keevcs' Store: formerly residence ot Levi
A. II. JAMISON,
Real Estate, Insuranco and Collecting
MOUND CITY, MO.
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MONTGOMERY & ROECKER,
Bankers and Brokers,
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nrlnrlral cities, and Collections promptly made.
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on 'real estate, and Investments mado on favors-
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CIIAS. W. THOMAS,
Lawyer & Notary PubSic,
OREGON, HOLT COUNTY, MO.
Collections made, Depositions taken, Convey
ancing done, Legal Information given and Gen
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B. F. O'FALLON. LEIGH IRVINE.
o'fai.i.k Si iieviai:.
ATTORN EYS-AT-L AW,
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Collections, and all manncrof legal business
will receive our prompt attention.
t3yOfllce north side of Court House, OTer
Hi ildo's Drug Store.
R. I. REA,
Notary Public and Real Estate Agent,
Will attend to nil legal business Intrusted to
Ills core In all the Courts of Northwest Missouri.
Has for sale a largo number of choice business
West Side Public Square. Respectfully Invites
Uie patronage of those having anything In the
Barber, Hair-Cutting or Shampoonlng Line.
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ness and Collections promptly attended to.
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Real Estato and Collection buslnss promptly
Office over Schulto Bros. 8torc.
E. J. KELLOGG,
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Real Estate and CollcctIiigbulne6s promptly
FOREST CITY, - - - MISSOURI.
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United States and Europe. Allows Interest on
deposits when left a specified tiras. Collections
receive careful attention.
B. B. FRAZER,
noro iitritovED and ujmtrnovED
At prices ranging from $3.50 to 135,00 per acre.
Borne of the finest laud In Northwest Missouri,
In both large and small tracts. Desirable town
property In alltbo towns of Holt countv. Also.
a few fine farms In Kansas. Parties desiring to
either sell or buy land, will find It to their in
terest to address me at once, as I am constantly
having calls for all prides of lands, and can
suit aii purcuuscrs wunmsncver. Anoress.
II. TEBBS ALKIRE,
Attomey.at-Law, Oregon, Mo,
FOREST CITY, MO.
Our entlro building Is newlv furnished
throughout; our location Is cential, our rates
are low, our accoramouauons-inciuulug
aBom plo HcrLooxxxsi,
are unsurpassed, aud we reipectfully solicit a
liberal patronage from the traveling public.
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Vint Term begins
, Sept. 19, 181.
second Ttu in uaglnf
nuva 1. 1BB1.
Third Term begins Feo. 1883, ,
Toarth Trrm begins April 17, 1883,
Tuition, $3.00 per term of ten weeks.
Course of study thorough and practical.
Boarding In family $3,00 to 43.60 per week,
lor further Information address.
0. L. EBAUGH,
Itntlromls nntl Hie Fanners.
Colonel W. F. Vilas, tho famous Wis
consin orator, delivered tho annual ad
dress beforo tho Minnesota Stato Fair,
mid choso for his tliwno tho "Ilailronds
and tho Fnrmora," nnd tried to point
out their reciprocity of Intorcst. A few
extracts from hts admlrablo speech will
Interest tho reader:
"Boforo railroads woro dovlsoJ, thoro
was no extcnslvo freight communica
tion but by water. And that was value
less unloss conveniently accessible
From this tho ngrleulturo of pnst ages
gathered aro. ml tho seas nnd lakes, or
lined tho river's margin. It girt the
Mediterranean, nnd mado famous tho
vaHoy of tho Nllo. Tho unwatcrod
world of tho Interior was loft to tho
wnndorlng nomad or tho furcst Imrba
rlan. It was tho unknown region full
of mysterious terrors. Tho groat Her
crnlan wood was tho homo of beast?,
uruto and mirnnn, tho latter tlio ever
Impending peril, and llnally tho rfc-
stroyer of tho civilization of tho
world. Tho roscrvo corps of barbar
ism lay back on tho plains of Kits-
sla and Tartan', which nourished tho
Ilorco savages who could llvo on
equlno flesh and carouso on tho milk of
mares. S, too, water communication
was slow and tedious, ovon when ae
cejslblo. That Is ttuo, especially of in
land navigation. It Is weeks by water
from St. Taul to Now York, thovgh tho
aid of steam bo invoked) and In north
cm climes navigation Is avallablo for
but half tho year. Your magnificent
wheat ilflds would mostly bo unbroken,
farmers of Minnesota, had not tho in
vention and ontcrpriso of othor men,
stimulated by your demands, laid tho
double-lined highway by which tho
frelght-ciu bears your precious berry
to tho sea, nnd tho Indian would still
bo master of tho Ttiiitorlcs of tho
Your lands derlvo their valuo, jour
Industry its roward, your liomos tho
luxuries and many of tho comforts they
exhibit, from tho well-abused railroads
of tno continent.
But whllo wo do thoiii jnstlco, let w
not forget thoro aro doubtless many
faults to bo corrected and abuses to bo
icformcd in tho administration of theso
highways. Corporato powers and cor
porate vahus havo advanced with a
moro rapid step than tho invention of
our statesmen and law-makoip. Tho
agency of tho corporation is compara
tively modern, and, liko tho ngenoy of
steam, Ij a mighty power. Unloss miti
duod by piopor appliances of law tufll
clont to control it wo aro liablo to dis
asters as mlnous to our wolfaro as tho
aooidents which sometimes befall tho
train aro destructive of llfo.
But I must not protract this wotiry
hour to discuss this problem forolgn to
my subject. Important as it is, wo
need not fear it. Tho railroad rightly
used, is tho friend of tho farmer and tho
whblo peoplo. It is tho paramount in
terest of Its ownors that It should so re
main. Hioydaro notmako it au ene
my, and whon wo rolled that a singlo
invention tho steol rat'. 1 as reduced
tho freight tariff forty per centum, wo
may trust somewhat to timo and genius
to roliovo tho inoonvonioneos, and con
tlnuo to enjoy its blossings with com
posure" MR. ROBERTS PAYS HIS FARE.
I he Pennsylvania s President StlrU in tk
Rule He Made.
in tho early part of tho week Gcortro
II. Roberts, president of tho Pennsyl
vania railroad, went to New York in
arrango for tho runninir of tho Now
York and Chicago limited express on a
quicker soliodulo In order to kcop abend
of Vanderbilt. Mr. Roberts did not
in his privato car, but rodo as an ordin
ary passenger. Whon tho idea of tho
now "Chicago llmltod" was concolvcd,
Presldont Roborts issued an order that
no porson should bo nllowed to rldo
freo on that train and tht t no passes of
any character should bo accoptod as
f nro. All passes issued now aro stamp
ed across their faeo with a stencil in
rod ink. "Not good on New York and
Chicago limited." Whon Mr. Roborts
roturnod to tho city on Tuesday last, ho
camo over on (ho new train. Tho con
ductor camo through as usual, collected
tho tiokots and punched them with onro
and on ronching Mr. Robort3 lifted Ids
hat and bowed politoly and started on.
"Holdon," shouted Prosidont Roboits
to tho conductor, "what nro your In
structions about collecting fares on this
"Wo aro not to allow any dead
heads," stiid tho conduotor, not know
ing whether to smilo or look soriou.
"Well, then," said tho Pen sylvan la's
president, "why didn't you demand my
ano conductor stood dazed and
trorabling in his boots as tho railroad
mognato took out his pockot-bouk,
handed tho conductor a $5 bill and ask
od, "How much Is tho faroP" Ho
thon addod, "I mado that rulo and
don't Intend to break it inysolf aud
don't want you to disoboy It."
Tho conduotorhandcdiilm his chango
ami tno presldont resumed reading his
Buttons aro moro boautiful than over.
mo now silver fillgrco aro ol Italian
character, or thoi nro mado vory opon,
and show underneath coloiod satin
grounds. Metal buttons and thoso of
composition havo every possible shado
of color. Dark pearls dlvldod in half
aro set upon a surface with tho effect of
1M1 you Knox- 1 17
Some people suiter for yeurs from weak kid
neys and torpid bowels aud liver. If you know
certain cure. Jt can now Imlimi iniiH,n.iii,i
ucu a jwrnuii icu incin mat ruuney-Wort
form or or as a dry vegetable mwder. Tin
saint effect cither ffsy.Ai-auiW Tr,ibmu.
TRIAL OF GUITEAU.
Wamhsotov. Nov. 23. When the Court
or Hied, Scovlllc mndc n formal rcque't for the
pnpcis inKcn irom ii'iueau m mo iimoomis
nrrest, ttntlug that they were ot material evi
dence for tho defense, and since tho proir cil
tlon had not needed them, he could see no rea
son why they should bo withheld.
The Imtf let Attorney offered to furnish cop
ies of the parerr, but Uultcau Insisted uion Ills
right In the matter, nnd nsked for the origi
nals. tou--- .
fcndlnc tho dt cnsslon, flultcau Insisted up
on bclncmnrd, nud said: "I can throw n light
upon this. At the time of my arrest I had fortv
or fifty editorial slips, showing the political
situation In May and June last. These slips
show the action and one of the forces that Im
ivllulnic! on to Hid President. They aro very
Important, ns thev show the gUt of the whole
matter. Thoro wi re forty of fifty slips that
wero denouncing Viv.ldcnt Garfield. It was
living on such lileiis -i Mnwi that I.was finally
linpclled on to tin- IV-ldvnt with my Inspir
Col. CorkUIII -u e.l xiiln, sifjlngt "If I
will enable ym gi'l Ihrougu to-day, I will
send for them in n"e."
During the in -t-r lml In the proceedings
Guitcau de?lr ' n ikr a ixTsonnl cxtiMn.itlon
saying he had i-cl the rrpri'mioii yesterday
that ".Iiilluii" a ' sliuiic-tUc of tho negro
race, and fc i re i on lie hud dropped it
from his initio. 'Ii prejudice wiw begotten
twenty years ogo. 1' mnuit mi dlsiespect to
any pcron or any race, i .lriii uiuriy to tno col
ored race, for they were more higiilv thought of
than tho whlto rncc unwadars.
Scorlllo continued by reading Gultoill's let
ters, no rcautiic letter wnitcn byuuiicauto
his father In which he snoke of havlne cotton
Into some trouble, nnd In which ho asked for
The assassin explained, saylngi "One of my
clients, arrested on account of llttlo difference
of twenty dollars between us. As soon as tho
Attention of tho District Attorney was called
to the matter I was released. I never ought to
have been arrested, hut it got Into the papers,
nod did mo n good deal of harm. I had been In
tho theoloey business some time, and, as usual,
was oat of money.
At the reading of tlio letter was concluded,
Guitcau again Interrupted, saying: "I never
Sot much from my father. Ho got don on me
ccause I left tho Oneida Community. We
could never nftir that atrrce on that mlscrab'e,
stinking Community business.
1 nm mad every timo I think of It. It kept
mo out of fellowship with my father up to the
time of his death.
Scovtlte, resuming, alluded to Gultcau's ca
reer as a jiolltlclon, and drew the conclusion
thatlilslntcllectwasdeflclent. Tills view arous
al the prisoner nt once nnd ho began a scries of
Interruptions, protesting against ocovlllc's con
clusion ns false. When rcicrcnco was mado to
his runulng around from ono committee room to
another seeking to he employo I ns campaign
speaker and his failure to obtain recognition,
was mentioned, Guitcau shouted angrily,
" 'Trrosn't because I had no ability, but I was
not known. 1 had Ideas but not reputation.
They wanted blgguns, llkcGcn. Oaant and Sen
ator Conkllng men who would draw there."
In direct contradiction of his counsel's decla
ration to the jury yesterday that Guitcau was a
man who never mado a Joke In his llfo he looked
up w It'.i nn amused smile and mlilo, "I su pose
I'd draw now." This provoked general laugh
ter, which was promply suppressed by tho judge ;
who struggled to disguise a smile upon his own
ScoTillo continued upon the samu lino nnd
criticised Gultcau's speech entitled "Gnitlcld
vs. Hancock." "It was," ho said, "more of a
jumble of Ideas collated from newspapers and
from speeches of others. No ono but a crazy
man would have Imagined, as Uultcau did, that
this speech possessed nny merit."
(itiltenu beenmo more nnd moro rcstlcs, nnd
In the most exclt d manner yet shown by him
shouted to Scovlllc: "1 object to your theory
on that score, nnd when you try to muko out
I'm a fool. I'm down on you. I wnntvou la tell
tho truth, but you ncedirt try to make me out
n fool. I say tho D Ity Inspire 1 mv act, nnd ho
will tnko care of It. I wnnt tho truth, and that's
nu mere is aiKiuiu."
Col. Corkhlll nrose to protest against the In
terruptions of tho prisoner, when Uultcau wav
ed his hand to him patronizingly nnd said : "It
Is not necessary to make any remarks, Colonel.
Just let the matter drop."
tscoviuo wns willing to ngrce to any measures
tho District Attorney mUht suggest to nnlct tho
Davldge desired to suggest a way to prevent
his outbreaks. He attributed them entirely to
Scovllle'scourso 111 aomrcentlnir unnn thnovl.
dence already submitted, nnd his attmpt to nr
guo from It a mental Infirmity on tho part of the
Uultcau listened intently, and striking his
clinched hand upon the table In front of him
exclaimed; "I nercowlth that all through, and
I ileslro to thank tho prosecution, every ono of
them, for tho liberal spirit they havo shown. I
think Col. CorkLIU made a fine opening. There
was not any bitterness at all In his sp;ech, and
i luuuiv Him mr iu" uuneau continued to in
terject his observations upon Scovillc's theory,
that he (Gulteau) wns deficient In Intellect, and
protested that he would not allow his counsel to
make him out a fool. After a few minutes
Guitcau subsided and promised the Court he
would keeponlet. Scovllle concluded the open
ing without further Interruption or Incident.
H. M. Davis, Erlo, l'a., tcstlBedto the knowl
edge, of tlio Insanity of one of Gulteau's aunts,
Mrs. Thos. Wllcoxson, of Frccport, 111. lit
knew Gultcau's father nnd described his pecull
arlties. Dr. John A. Itlcc, of Mlnton, Wis.,
practicing physician for 21 years, testified that
he examined the prisoner In 1870 nnd camo to
tho conclusion ho was Insane. Jltslnsanltr was
emotional rather than Intellect. There appeared
to be nn Impairment of iurlcment hnf nnr mnol.
of any Impairment ot Intellect. Ho told his
friends Gulteau ought to be secluded. Witness
had treated his father and did not thfnk hhn
After the recess the witness again took the
stand, and said: Did tint spn Ciiillomi nfl.r !,
had run away from Bcovllle'a house In Beaver
Prisoner I returned to Chicago nud opened n
law ofllce. Did not run away.
Frank L. Unlau. of llniitan. p.tMi,l in i,
hiring for Gulteau of Investigator Hall. Ills
bill proclaimed! "Donot fall to hear .Ion.
Charles J. Gulteau, tho llttlo Giant from tho
tcsi. no win snow mat two-ttilrds of the
race aro going down to perdition."
Prisoner That Is a liberal estimate. I.iush
tcr.l Witness-There were about fifty persons at
tho lecture. At the end of half an hour tho
lecturer evidently becamo disgusted with him
self and left In a great hurry,
rrlsoncr "I was disgusted at the audi
ence." Witness "After ho had gone tho audience
agreed tho man was crnzy. Gulteau enmo
around the next day and nsked for tho lull
ngaln. Ho said ho was not crjzy but Inspired;
that God was Iiib father and counsellor, and ho
did nothing wrong. Ho said In a serious man
ner ho belonired to tho firm of Jesus Christ it
Company. He was sure witness was doomed,
(Laugh cr.) Ho 6uld ho knew tho way to heav
en and hell, and If wltnessdld what he told him
ho would go to heaven, If not to hell."
Q icstlon by Davldge "Suppofo nt tho timo
of tho lecture, Gulteau had btruck you would
you havo struck him backt"
Prisoner "I don't strike nersnim ."
Witness said ho appeared as n witness Impell
ed by tho readliK of Scovillo's appeal for
witnesses. Mary 8. Lockwood, of Washington,
stated that the prisoner had boarded at her
house In March, 1881. The only reason sho
Knew lor ins leaving was because no didn't pay
Prisoner I was thcroa month. I paid $5
and I owe her 20. They aro very nlco ladles
ami mat un mere ib uuuut iu ieii every
bodvtha If vnn wnnttn.
Bcovlllo What wns the particular occasion of
Witness Ho transacted his business with tho
Prisoner Thcrn was nothing said at all. I got
tho money and paid (5, Tho rest I had to use.
I stayed a week or two longer on the strength
of that, and that Is all there Is about It. This
kind of evidence Is Irrelevant and I object to it.
(Laughter). After n pause: I presume there
were people In the housa who thought me a
little cranky. There Is no doubt about that ut
nn. it you want to prove it, provo by them.
I did not havo nny conversation with the ludlcs,
It wjs nil done hv notes. Thev were too kind.
hearted nnd polite to nniny mo about board
bills, and that Is all about It. I wnn fnpl.
They nro nlco ladles. Christian ladles, good
neonlo evcrv wav. It Is a irood nlaco to board.
1 Laughter. General Logan and a lot of high
toned peoplo board there aud recommend It as
Witness stated that Gulteau was abrupt In his
manner at lame aim mere was a wan i oi eti
quette. Prisoner "I did not know anything about
tho people at tho table, and of course I kept
mv mouth shut. I did not enter Into conver
sation with them, that wns all the abruptness."
Norwood Damon, Hoston, who attended the
lecture In Investigate r Hall, suld all ho could
understand from the lecture was that tho peo
ple of liostou and two-tblms of mankind gen
erally would probably go down to pcrd'tlon, I
supposed the man was Insane.
Georirc W. Olds, of Michigan, testified to
Mrs. ficovllle charging Gulteau with being
crazy and sating lie had attempted to kill her,
Witness related how Guitcau soaped hickory
llMI I .. nl , l.w. 1 . . . 1 1. ...ft . 1
v.w, iwomuiif; iiiHt ini-j nuu null, ua-i. nun
how when weeding ho pulled up more strnwber-
tio.itiu iuiuii, timnAmis, -M
1 tie prisoner. "1 think we have had enough
of this kind of talk)" (to Bcovllln, who tried to
keep him quiet) "keep quiet yourself;" (to the
court) "the fact Is that during tho fall of 1878 1
rutin icTcrai raonius trying 10 get noui ot tne
Chicago Inter Ocem. I exhausted myself on
Tint .n,1 .l.nn I , 1. n ....I . T ,. , . . , .
business. Mr. Bcovllle had a very fine farm and
muiiirjr ceai. in Wisconsin, anu i weal mere in
I did try to do some farming-work to pay for
mv board. That Is nil there Is In that kind of
uiik. i went uacK to unicsgo ami opened a law
office, anddld well there. I always did well with
A T tViAtrt T Slltttlf . Mil l.illlno.a It
' " a ovui.ri fru mi u us ill err
Tho District Attorney objected to tho qucs-
tlntl tuff 1,V H,lttlA tn M'llnnl.
Prisoner (To District Altomcv.) I hope
you gentlemen will Insist upon order In this
matter, and not -allow this kind of thing to go
on. It has no bearing on this case at nil, nnd I
will not havo It.
Witness was nsked further ns to Gultcau's
troubles with Mrs. ProvllM.
Prisoner It Is not true. I never had nny
n,.l.l m.1.1. I 1 T .. . .... -
uuuuiu nun nu '-ihiv. i mint in, niie iruui,
and when ti.u defense comes In with such non
sense I want to protest agalust It, and want you
gentlemen (addreslug the prosecuting attor
ney) to sustain mo In it.
Davldge We will get it all right.
Prisoner Very well, sir.
Scovllle (to witness) Did you form any opin
ion ns to whether he wns snnc or Insane 1
Prisoner I object; tho witness Is not an ex
pert. muuwa -AUMiiuaiioii was Tcrv senrciung,
and tho story of tho axo scene with "Mrs. Scovllle
liar nr.lu.ti n.ln nlf...1l . i, .
unnu. vvuiHnm Duuum iu, iiiu prisoner OC-
-.lnrf-f1 tL in a n Hp. Thni mi ll,.. t
put It. He had shown no anger to his sister nt
mi, iiiuuu nu uuuui biiu inouiii so. as a mat
ter of fact It was nil nonsense.
Tt, Vn.llrAI M.mln.lln. .t .
- ----."vA N,. ,,i, ii-icii-iiiu was mauo
to tho Incident of Gultcau's soaping hickory
Prisoner "I remember of hearing of that
soap business, butldldnotcareanythlng about
It. I was studylngthlngy at the time."
Adjourned until Friday.
Washixotox, Nov. 25. Immedlatclv upon
tho opening of the Court, 8covlllo staled that
Gulteau desired to imko statement. No objec
tion being made Gultcnu rend from manuscript
substantially ns follows:
1 propose to havo all facta bearing on this
case to go to Court and Jur., and to do this I
have been forced to Interrupt the counsel nnd
witnesses, who were mistaken as to tho sup
p sod facts. I meant no discourtesy to them,
or any one. Any fact In my career bearing on
the question who fired that shot, tho Deity or
myself, Is of vital importance In this case, nnd I
proppso that it go to tho jury. Ilenco my per
sonal, political nnd theological record mav Iks
developed. I am glad that Your Honor and the
opposing counsel nro dlposcd to give the his
torical review of my life, and I nsk tho pros'
and tho public to do likewise. All I ask Is ab
solute Justice, nnd I shall not permltnny crook
ed work. I have no Idea my counsel want
crooked work. They are often mistaken on
suppojed fncts, anillrlinllliarcto correct them.
Last spring certain newspapers In New
lork and Washington were bitterly de
nouncing tho President for breaking up
I would liko those newspapers to reprint, thoso
editorials now, and seo how they would look
and sound. In attempting to removo tho
President I only did what the papers said oucht
to be done. Sluco July 2d they huvo been de
nying tho President nnd denouncing ono for
doing tho very thing they Fald ought to be done.
I want the newspapers nnd doctors who actually
killed tho President to share with me tho odium
nf lll ili-nlli T irtt-i ..n..l.i i ...
.v .iwi.. nuuiu uuvu BHOt null
of my own volition, notwithstanding those
V. ,. 1 '. "ul- ovcii commissioned oy
Deity to do the deed. Hut this fact docs not
relieve the newspapers from tho supposed dis
grace or tlio President's removal. It ho had
been properly treated ho would havo been alivo
to-day. It hail been published that I am In fear
of death. It Is false, I havo alwavs been a re
ligious man, and nn nctlvc worker for God.
Some people think I am a murderer, but the
Lord does not, for lie Inspired the act, as In tho
case of Abraham and some of the other cacs
urday ! n crank has liecn condemned by the
cjtaui uiucinn?.'.-(i wonu are watcli
lng this case, and it behooves this Court and tlio
metropolitan police to protect me at all hazards.
I hereby warn all cranks, of high or low degree,
to keep away from me, under penalty of Instant
death. Ho would havo been shot dead but for
thercarlnirot the horses In the van nthnm.
ccr was rhootlmr The hones ulinnU- l,n
van so lie lost his aim, nnd though tlm
yan pursued him ho temporarily escaped.
I waste my argument on cranks. All they
can seo In this case Is a policeman's
revolver. Again I say, It they value their lives
they must keep away from me. I desire tho
Court and the jury to dlpoc of this case on the
facts mill inn inu. nnrl Inavn all MaMii.ln.
about It to the verdict."
Scovllle then referred to his previous de
mands for certain printed newspaper slips
Scovlllc called John A. Logan for tliedefcnse.
The wltnessdld not respond, however. Gulteau.
wnn immnil rrrnall.. ...aIIaJ I, i , . I '
ngaln, and shouted : "There Is another matter
i wai i io speaK about right now, I understood
my divorced wife Is to bo brought hero as a wit
licss against me. If that Is so, there will be
trouble, bho was a poor unfortunato tiling,
and I never should have married her, but If she
comes In here to testify ngalnst mo nnd do me
any harm, I'll rip up her wholo record. 8ho
was seduced In Philadelphia, and had a child
befoio I married her.
With great dlfllculty, Scovllle. after some
minutes of expostulation, succeeded liiquletlng
U ulteau. Two other w t ncsses were called, hut
failed to respond. .Tocph V, Smith, of Free
port, 111. testified as to his acquaintance with
E. O. Foss testified as to the scene nt tbo do
pot tho morning of tho shooting.
Rlmrli'aM Hoi.1 fl,l., .1.P.11..1
w.m.iKw, iii;buiii;u nui:rui in
cidents 111 Gil tcau's empprna n lmi-v.r f
(lltpnirn. Wllimaa .....a I.. . 1
inr tuf-lvn vpnra mill n..uAH.. . ..
1 l i V 1 J. . . v "";iu iiuiiueiuiy,
"nt his relations with him W ere never Intimate.
110 nun muui-ii 111m money, wmcli Is now due.
lie always regarded htm as a very oirncst,
sincere man, but unbalanced. Ho never saw
any Indcatlons of vloleneo and always deemed
After recess Scovllle asked for an attachment
ncm IllSt TCninr II. Rtnrru Il.,.l,...-. .u.
had been served with a subpoena but positively
'""i boim-. uii miuuiiKii apossiuieuoulit
regarding the nctual service, ho would postpone
tho application for the present.
Thn nrlamtpt. linrn ,.vn.n..J II. .1.-4
..V.W .AIVROVII LUC UlljlU bllUi
Htorrs would not benttuched uulcss necessar)-,
t v afl " ,I:J nice JUlluw.
ji. u. Amuer ing, at present a lawyer of Wll
lfAlllHinrl. lll.. v)u frti-mi.rli. llT.n.1 .1 VM..I
III., testllUi I to tho pecul arltlcs of Luther W
fillltpiiti Tl.l.l.'rt ...,...1 i ..ii
seaichlngly regarding tho letter his ton, ot his
request, Lad written Mr. Oliver, of Fret-port,
lnniilrlni ni in ilm nnit... i t .!h..:
, itness replied that ho t-ld his son to wrllo
such n letter, not out of any Jovo for Charles J.
Gulteau, hut out orresrect. for the f tntlv. "I
loved L. W. Gulteau, said he, dramatically, "us
I did in v own brother."
Q. You have been a sortot consulting coun
sel in the caio.
A, I gave Bcovlllo nil tho assistance I ciuld
I prepared a brief on tho Insanltv question. I
don't want to disguise anything "I assisted Bco
vlllo In every way, matter nnd form In this
case I havo no Jovo for the nrlunnpr;
whatever. Hecn'ifo I say to you I thought It
, v ",u" ,u ""Minus mo rresiuent
and I think so to-day. Witness stated that ho
liml nn flrnilnlntannn ii-lll. tlm .l.n ..i.
...... ,iiu JCIJ1IVI, UUly BUU
sequeutly sa'd that tho prisoner had mado
tlirpnlc arralml 1,1m .
"Why," broke In tho prisoner, "I never saw
youbcforolnmyllfc, till you came to tho Jail
Scovlfie then questioned tho witness about
mo nm ui, uiui in u pronx was no toiu oi a ly
PKlim 111.!! lin.l III Vtx.nnnH.
Prisoner I havo not been In Frccport for 20
... ' lv """' avu ueeu wnen i was a uoy,
Witness I wasn't tallilng to you, sir.
Prisoner But 1 was talkim- to von.
Witness Vou aro not fit to talk. Tho wit
noss said that at tho debate there was Collin aud
ii.iitt-uu uu onesiua una mmseii ami Dexter
Knowl on tho other. Witness said a good deal
and wound un tho debate bv s.ivini' tlm nlii iti-h.
tleman was best quallhed to flu a position wltli
an apron on from his chin to his toes and a
knife In his hand In a kitchen of the Oneida com
munity peeling potatoes. ,
Thomas North, of Chicago., formerly of Free
port, testified that Luther Gulteau was not of
biiv mum. iid (iiisuucr nun uu ujiug(;eraiea
foe slmllo ol h's father. Never saw auythlng
hypocritical or dishonest In the nrlsoner. II fi
father was nn Intensely sincere man. Ho relat
ed a peculiar mode of savlntr craco at table of
a ilder Gulteau, which Included tho use of
tho wordst "I confess Christ wlthlu
me with thankful heart for this food;
I thank Christ for this dinner," etc
On one of these occasions, after grace had been
said, Charles Gulteau, of Julius, as they called
Mm, then came to tl o tablo late aud was spoken
toby tils father Iti a peremptory aud offensive
tone. Chsrtes, parsing behind his father's chair,
struck his father on the back or reck. Tho
two clinched and struggled, Charles llnally sur
rendering. Then they wltmlrew from the table,
talked the matter over, came back and went on
with the meal. This was a suddciuoutbutst on
Prisoner "My motherdled when T w vtit
al years old and mj father remained a widower
until I was twelve. During these years we wero
very Intimate but after we married there was
more or less alienation between us."
Witness spoko of the Oneida community.
Luthur Guitcau was a thoroitgl believer In, the
tenets ot that community, and dctlrcd his f ami
ly to loin It, His wile, however, did not wish
her chlldHn to Join It and objected going thero
Tho prisoner That wa my step mother. My
mother had been dead a ood many years. If
she had been alivo I would never havo behaved
'n that way.
Tho witness related how at religious and so
cial circles tho old gentleman toldT how htmstlf
and wife were rendy to Join the Oneida Com.
munlty, but wero violently opposed by a son of
20 or 25 years. Luther Gtilteu Jumped from
nlsscitandcxc.almcd: "Take tho knife and
slay him aa Abraham did Tsaac." Ills manner
was so cxccedlnsly shocking It paralyzed tho
tongues of every one present. Luther attended
church, occasionally the Presbyterian, some
times tho Methodist.
Prisoner "His Idea was that he was so good
he didn't go to church was church unU him
Witness spoko of the prisoner when an office
boy. He noticed nn offensive egotism, as
though he desired to do more than he was ca
pablo or doing; wished to usurp the duties of
other deputy clerks. His greatest quality
seemed to be egotism. Ho was 15 br 10 vears
old when he commenced working In tho office.
"I alwavs felt when I was In contact with
him as If porcupine quills were coming out,"
.Vt'?n.er riiu.anJ 1 ."' not aea very well
at that time. That was the reason I did not like
you then. I like vou now better than I ever
liked you In my life.
Witness .testified nbout Abraham Gultea, Lu
tera's brother. His condition of mind was
so wean It was unsafo to entrust him with bust
ncss. Davldge questioned as to tho rcllclous cflc
to which tho witness had alluded. It came out
that this circle was a branch ol theOrielda
Commuii ty without any particular organlza
tlon. Witness thought that the Ou6ldnlde a ot
marriage might bo realized some time In the In
.1 T1heJ,rl8oer wound up tho session by saylnir
that Noves theory was this: Hellgton first,
then socialism. Ho said no man haft n right
,0..!ou.c" 080fl1l'n. until he was associated
dsn! t,leS!lT,0U ltw8 llls Inking fanata
Adjourncd. Wasiilnotox, Nov. 20-Upon opening tho
Criminal Court Bcovlllo rend a telegram from
..ivri- 7 ' "ru,rr"i saying no could not
possibly, at present, owing to professional cn-
K i I. "nsiiinictou to testify.
Bcovlllo said under the circumstances ho would
not Insist upon nn attachment for Storrs.
Davldire. sncaltlni- far Hw nm,..i,ii.
willing to havo 8torr put upon the stand any
time durlnc tho progress ot tho trial, and the
--"""""k "o ncetiiieu oj an parties.
Thomas North then resumed the witness
stand, and was cross examined very closclvand
ni grcni lengui ny uavldge. Uultcau interrupt
ed nt the very outset, mid protested that there
was no truth In tho witness' statement. Wit
ness was being questioned In relation to a fight
between Guitcau and his father L. W. Uultcau.
He had n gmxl memory nnd could remember
seeiic hot, recall any such
..f.Vinn?. tl10. wl,,,c9s wa released from the
stand Guitcau Improved the momentary lull to
make his first speech of the day. Ho said s "I
notice my friend, Henry Wurd lleechcr, Is dolnc
some cranky work on tills case. I used to at
tend his church nnd pracr meetings, nud If
your Honor knew him as well as I do you would
not pay any attention to him. Thero are a good
many peop o that think ho Is badly cranked so-
.i V'..l ..I "u,uuu"i- "iai -irs. ii ton to d
htro'ublld !iathe 11CJ ab0Ut "' -""tell
3 ;v,c'J "i",11. Prisoner, that will do for
you," said Davldge.
iTi. ii Tpar?5p y "atl8e- and noddcl
with n s rnlle snyfng, ''That's nil right, Judge,-1
havo had my say on needier. I atu satLlled."
riiT,!,Ci ncx.t yilnc" w Benator Logan, ol
111 ii A?, 1,0 was 6Worn 1110 prisoner greeted
him with "How are vou Mr. Ki'iminr TtS, i
toseoyou." Hut tho greeting met with no re-
"i''"- "hucbs uL-iaii(Ki iwo interviews had
Vr.V'T ;"c,r' . Tuo flret ,vn8 "Ijout thulUtn
pr lfith ot March last. The prisoner camo to
hls roomunlnv ted Jledld not know whol."
to pull a pamphlet
wu inoiy niiiiir ilia nrinnpp hli u-n
out or hn i-ocket
witness, eaving it
liail tliOlvTrrwH Its
tiuu iianucu 11 to
was a speech he
recent cnnvnsft nnil na1.n.i n.n..Aa. i
Wn"iM8 dcdl"fd, reajllng it at the time,
but said he would tako pleasure In reading It
afterward. It was a speech Intltlcd "Garfield
against Hancock." Tho prisoner then said,
tT, i'1' f.k'c,t,cd ( ar"chl PreaMent of tlio
United btatea." Ho then cwmmonced tailing
about the position ho desired, saying he hail
the promise of an nppoliitmcnt ns Consul
General to France. Ho said ho had seen Sec
mi.0' 8,tnt0 UIal,lc' w'" Promised
lllm tills Hlinn tlfinpnlS nrni-l,l..l l. i..i i ....
benator Logan's recommeudatlon. Witness
Zr, i vm. n "rr, K,10,v J'ou fml c31"101 'worn-
meild 0U." Tim nrlunnpr tlinn nl.l 1... ..i.i...i
In Chicago, and was the constituent of the wit
ness and tlio witness was under obi gatlon to
roepmtnend him. He also told the wltriess that
ho had teca to New; York durlug tho canvass
to see the Republican Natlonul Committee
there In regard to entcrlnir tlm
1. 1 a I, , HIM Up llifllll
In at lie lmil tppn nn,...i
SOniGwhern nnf In l.,,nbl.i..n4,.
mid that he was satlslled that tho President wai
iii,li,liVU iiianiio rresnieut
anuiray. nF110SC''. ',9 llla. ?PI'olntment, nnd
would get It especially If he (ultnessj wo
recommend him. The witness nualii declln
'I-i.a -1- .....w iiuiii iii;i:iiiiutl.
1110 nrisnnpr t inn fnn i. .,f l i.i. i.... '
llnnaa nnnl.. .I..-,I-a
sheet of foolscap with about three lines written
ycry c oso lo the top, It u' recJinmetidatlon
:?Vfn.JIJ?,I,lme"1, ' allied wlliiets to
sign It, but tho wftntfs declined nud got rid of
him ns snon as posnlluc. B
A. lltl did nnt tmnri-ai m.. tin 7. .. 1
I.....1.a . ' ' I'iovil ll 1111111
would recommend foranolllcoof th.-ieNirac-tcr
or any other olllce. I trcativl l;l.r v .july
andpo ltclyaslcmild, but wns ' , ' V of -of
getting tld of him. ''.! i ) '
. ,0-;""'iWn lhv anything partlculi.-.i; . m. -a-blelnhlsatiprnraiuo?
A. He vai ruther nccullarlvelnil'r.
spn. thero being miow on tho street no u
lie had bn his (ic-t a nalr nf iit r,.
sometlilngof the kind, aud no etockliiitn; h
a light pair ot pintaloona and nn ordlmni? Jl
my room uninvited and MU IrisMed onii
vuj inu ill ii'i n ii ii in i (ijirtift arrun
"ik""b uie lecommennniion, relteintlrig
statement of his havlug the promise of a r
ii i vvouiu recgnimeiid him. I again oeelH
I had In the nminthne out of courtesy rent.:
second ntnv Ww ilmii i. n,.i i.L! ...
ri.inr him v.-;' ,u.-
r.ui. p . i " , rr';""-- "mi sum io urn
that 'tho flrt ,lii.u I the Secretary of Stall
J mention your co to him." X did n&
a, ui n.uiiiu recoiiin.tiKi mm, but t mp '
but probably In a dllleront form from what lit1
Q. From what you sair of tho prisoner on
muw wwwiuiK, mi,, irum avu.ii vaa said am1
" 'i "ni jou lorm any opinion as to b
1111111 suuuuiii-ni or uiisnuuuiiessf
. I.71 nal "0,t, CI'crt a"'1 Jo not ':'
Wllttner I l-llOUld allSWir vnur iinnillni, i
Uo"ftrX" "m-? K,vc ,m opinion Iu aecri-
" mi jviir iiiiwrvauuAS.
Witnesa I thought there was romo deran
mcntln his menttil organization, but. mw
extent I could net hkv. wiiam t -.
breakfast that morning 1 faw lilm at tho table
as a boarder. I culled tbo landla lv and atked
iiui ii Niutiivir inai gciiiiernan. Htio gave 1
" i-'"uuo iih mm hit no was acousi
.i i-W"4' was.-'0Hr, expression of opinion,
th landlady at that tlmef 1
w"u mwi "i tiau-i unnn ne is a profl
asked why, mid I tald, "IthluK he Is u
'oU' lnh s head," or some language ot t
iitipuii iu ii ivu in vnur inir, nn hnn.. i
aU.ii r .'inlt ,,ouse """"K 5l',rcl1 ll"'I
. ni u mi h tiuxir man. w
...r"!'?9ul" V'yHtoo tliostuiid and gavo a
inS Xi;i,,.ii - m,?i ' 5, 411 ' m "n"to-
?vPn f,,rUI!yJlllI1h0?, . ..
m, R.!rfe was twelve years old ho lived
wnnt li ZtnX WM ,fct',ea'' V ,ere he
2 ,, . ?,uVifl".S rccoUe'tt "fthjug e.-
SI -rS?ut i "'Wi.cept that he woa
luhhta t, !. , S? ",11 Y'ft Ver-', ,mlCM
Hfife Hvo or tlx years later he
.1 itt f1'001.- ''o went thero
!.e.c,l.,.'.m',' & ,',,e ""i1. b,,l?n. Infurnied how hu
Xng ,, nir1 '"V-ltU father had ever
?p.i i.. ?.V' u, All0!l"i'aVaI1'I"nedhIsBtudles,
5nhiipS?i,?nl'n9 '! " vlloU, t0 'll"if the
Lrp, Jrmf him'fi'i Q"?,lll.a C('m,m'ty- Sue
?nB Mm in '.'Ji" for 11 vv.b? a ew"""!?. appealing
to him to go oil qillctlV like othor men.
S IS V U.'J thai stuff. Her ai-
uau uo elfect, and she made up
kind. Rlin.l.-mi uliajt r ..,... ...,i i JMr. 'Hi
ii,, ri.i T.p . ,.. mVi. . "'viiv. una i w .Wi i"m at ease, sau mqi unitgiy to mo cnurr, "l
thought he n .ns a llttlo crazy and sho Iik' ,i fajx, bitdownl"
r. .ii -i . .. .. ;. . v a r.tjjfM t, iiriwuvi i uiiuvti oiuuii aiuiii cmuiviiiii iuukii
v ismi ail iutii prj. t-iiiuriiii. ii.innifv.iiri'tttr uw l ,iAmjm..i f.n .ni.. 41.-mii i
her mind ho was Indeed craiy. .Bhe told
her uncle, who lived In Ann Arbor, to
pay no more attention to hi n, but Jet him go
Ids own way, Mho wo "dear gone daft." Sue
afterwards visited him at the Oneida Commun
ity but bad scarcely any conversation with him
as they wero not left nlono together for mo
ment She noticed he acted like a person who
hod been bewildered, struck on the head or par
tially loit his mind.
Prisoner I had been there three year at
that time, and was right in tho heart of their
Witness related the prisoner' history1, ludnd
Ing his admission to tho bar (at which she waa
very much surprised), his marrlago and separ
ation fiom his wife down to the
timo he visited her In Wisconsin
in 1875. She noticed then a great change In his
personal appearance. He was also vory hard
to get along with and used to tret In "hlfn.
lutln" state. Ho seemed willing to do anything
ho was told, but got- very much befogged and
could not do It, She related an Incident of his
attacking her with an axe. She had given him
no 'provocation, but had got out of patience
with him. It was not the nxo that frightened
her so much as the loo'.c of his face. Ho looked
liko a wild animal.
While the direct examination of tho witness
was sun in progress, court adjourned until
Wasihsotox, Nov. 23. Tho Criminal Court
room was deeply crowded this morning, nnd at
10 o'clock .Mrs. Scovllle resumed her testimony.
She described Gultcau'a actions during his vis
it to licr lu 1878, nrd said she was then con
vinced he was insane and should be put In an
"The witness docs not understand the rules
oi evidence, gentlemen," said Scovlllc.
."Yes, but are supposed to," was tho rc
Tho witness was asked If sho had ever beforo
ucen upon the witness stand, nnd replied with
much emphasis, "no, nnd I'm no awyer,
cither." ' '
.Mrs. Scovillc's examination wns concluded.
Tho cross-examination was postponed to al
low Geo. D. Uurroughs, Chicago, to testify, as
ho desired to leave tho city. The witness
boanled with Scovlllc at the time of Gultcau's
visit In 1878, nnd made up his mind that
the prisoner was either a fool or crazy. Ho
was satisfied Gulteau was unsettled In his in
tellect. Thero was abrlef. Interval beforo tho rext wit
ness appeared, and Guitcau took advantage of
the omiortuiitty and broke out with, "I desire
to tell all ther-e crank newspaiicr men that I a;
pear hero as my own counsel. That Is my an
swer to all tho silly stuff they havo been deliv
ering themselves ofror some days past. Somo
of these newspaper men havo gone crazy. I ap
pear here ns my own counsel, ns I have n right
to under tho law nnd constitution of America."
No effort was imdoto check Gultcnu, and no
notlie whatever was taken nflho Interruption
by tho court.
U. ti. Jtcelyn, of Oneida community, t' .ought
uuitciu-s mariicu cnaractcr wns intcnto ego
tm. John W. Gultcnu. brother of the nrlaonor.
was examined. He had not been on cn.nl ti-rm.
with his brother for somo years, but hud not
uuuuiuu ins euHiiy iiniii ue reeeiTiti tome let
tcrs In October. Since he had come on hrro
and had seen his brother In tho court-room nnd
at the jail, he bad become satlslled he wns
Insano. On being cross-cxumliicd, witness ad
mitted that beforo ho camo to Washington ho
had always In talking of the case said ho be
lieved his brother was responsible; ho believed
him responsible but not sane. Ilesponslblc, bo
cnusu as be thought at some period In his life
tho prisoner had voluntarily surrendered hlm-
seu to evu practices rain r man good,
Gulteau winced under theso statements,
evidently fenrlnr his lirolher'n pnnilnr win In.
luring thocnc, andwlthconsidernbieblttcrncts
interrupted. ".My brother nud I havo Lot been
ou good terms for fifteen vears: be nhi-,iv
Bymphathlzed with my father on that ono Idea
tuniiuiiuiiy iiusiiicss wnuo acovuie una mv
sister sympathized with mo. Tho last time, "f
saw my brother In Hoston we had some angry
words, so ho does not como hero to testify for
inu wiiii miu uruiiiary lorce a uroiiier usually
does como nnd I'm glad to find ho lias changed
his views lowcvcr. In my case 1 want tho
puniic to understand nbout this." Gulteau
continued to Interrupt, explain and correct
witness. Onco Judge Davldge attempted to
stop him but he waved his baud Impressively
saying, "You keen quiet Judge. If you pleaso."
auuiuy uiier, nu lies j was usueu in connec
tion with tho incident he had related If bo at
that time thought tho prisoner Insane. Gulteau
quiciuy aniicipaicu uis reply oy saying: wn
ot course ho has alwavs thought I was bad
cracked." Witness said ho never detected the
slightest traces of Insanity In his father.
After recess. I. W. Guitcau resumed the stand :
He had heard his uncle Abraham was hump.
Hl undo Frauds Wilson Guitcau, meutloued
in uie lainny as "trancic uuueau, second,"
died In the nsylum; ho understood that In curly
life Francis had fought a duel with a rival In
love ; witness had undei stood that his uncle had
killed tho man but tho records of tho asylum
eiiuivi'ii inai ins insanity uau ocen caused uy
mortification nt the flirtit luir nf a utinrn lnpi.
Ucsldcs Abby Maynard, daughter of his aunt
Julia, and Augustus Pcrrer, who was a cousin
of tho witness, had never heard of any other
case of Insanity In the ramlly.
Scovllle What Is your opinion now as to your
A. I think he was sane.
Q. What do you mean by saying your
brother was possessed ol a demon or devlll
A. Itellglous theory Is, there are two forces
In tho universe, ono under Satan or tho devil,
and ono under God or Jesus Christ. My father
hold this view, and I so believed at the same
time. In my brother's life, as he had a freo
will to choose good or evil, ho must have,
through his evil, tluough his wllfulness.througli
his Stubbornnos. anil tlirnuD-h his nervprnltv
of nalurv, allowed Satan to ga'n such contnil
over him; he was under Satan's power. That
Idea Is the one in which I baled the opinion
that my brother was morally responsible to God,
but perbaj.s not responsible) according to hu
man or h-iriil resnnui-lbllltv. Iielnir In nun cpnsn
rrlKOt.er "You have tint thing wrong 6ldo
Witness 'Terhnpa I have." '
Prisoner "That's very poor theology and a
very poor Dosltlou for vou to tnlro."
Haruh l'aiker, of Chicago, widow of Agustus
and cout-iu of tho prlioner, testified that her
husband died In au imanc asylum. The prison
er nnd his wife came to her homo In Chicago.
The witness had then two children, a son mid a
daunhtor, 13 and 18 joins old. Sho bed request
ed the prisoner to cease visiting her home, be
came ho had proposed to educate her daughter
so us to mairy hfm. This was In 1870. Boon
,after bur husband becamo Insano tho prhoutr
seemed to have fallen very desperately In lovo
with Iter llttlo daughter and to want to marry
"Jim) 0lnln0u forw ' insanity," Davldge
j!$;ryid sho was u very haudsomc girl, too,"
; ".nc I'll-iuimi,
i. V dhughter complained to wltueis that tho
loneruseu to iouow ncr on tlio street, want
; to talk lo her, nnd sho was nfn.id to go out
mo. Ills daughter tlinmrlit lilm rr.izv nnrl
tolJ her so. W'ltn sn thought him crazy arid"
thought sowheu she first saw hlul ten or eleven
years igo. Blie thought his rnlml was cracked.
Fernanda Jones. ClilrnMi. who. In INN. liml
boarded at tho i-ainu hrjus.ii with (luttpmi ami
had been on the Hoard of Trustees who hud en
ipcrvlslonover tho Insane asylum nt Jefferson,
considered Gulteau of unsound mind, and what
some bu '.Untitles would Bay In a stato f Jnelplcnt
Cross-cinmlncd Witness stitcd thaWV.I7
I io had paid sotfcrnl vleits to Gulteau foftitai
purpose ,ot Helping mm out ot a dlfflculty-v
omethltig In regard to collectlug money and
not p.iilngli oyer.
Prisoner That part of tho statement Is In.
i-urreci. i uoaraeu som
t,ct- J boarded 'Oiiyyxnrs ngo In tho sume
se with hlm-a hM'&'fV,,,! Mtchl-
Inkyit the timo. '
Uuzzcs ot expectancy rfin through the assem-
blivjo is Scovllle nskciV that the prisoner bo
sworn. Tho prisoner .lorvously psocecdert to
mo siunu ut cueuxiy oi two deputies unit tne
fui was iiuinioisH'ieu io uini, jiatuun wnis
ifiw.to a policeman ucar by, und Immediately
iye utiiiuies rangni lucinsciveB unouiucr ro
ouiiicr oeiiimi tno prisoner, who, apparently
a" to do Is to Identify some letters. I do n
intiear as a witness asklc from that.
Scovillo then presented a number of letters.
Siting from 1857 to 1608, which wero Idrmtliled
the prisoner, who mido running comments
ilpou Ids ponmanshlp. "This does not look
like my present handwriting. There is decided
Improvement shown hero, riils is better thai!
lean do now, This Is as lino us steel plate."
Tllro wrc "b0t twenty letters which haJ
been written by the prisoner to his fatlio , his
sIstcrMrs. Scovllle, and bis brother, J, W.
Gulteau nnd to Mr. Scovllle.
Wi&HitfuTiis, Nov. '-U-Immedlately upon
the oiienlngof court Gulteau was called to thu
witness stand and took his place, dosoly watch
'I and guarded by tho police and court'olllcers.
Ho was atked I.7 Bcoylllo to give some Incidents
frnm liU i-urllut rinllpnl.Tn nf 1.1. n,ii,...
Gulteau replied, "Am I to be. put on ns a
regular wltuens to-day, orwly t idenilfy some
letters 1 am not feeling al nil well to-day.
but shsll be much better In a week or so.
After some discussion, Gultea'! was removed,
from the stand and Bcovlllo proceeded to read
the letters. Thev were all written byGulteitl
to his father and other members of hla family,
and covered a period of fifteen or twenty yeart,
A the rcadlogof the letters progressed Gulteatt
uccH-iunauy commcnicuupou tnem, or SUggcet-
ed the rjroDcr word when Scnviiip hi
While ono .luted from the Oneida Community
was being read Gulteau said! "U'pII tm, p.4
see that Twas badly cranked about that time."
Another time Bcovlllo hesitated and said : "Here
Is a word I cannot make out." "Civilization Is
tho word'" prompted Gulteau. "You ca i see
how badly mired up I got In that miserable com
munity. It makes me msd every time I think
of It, I wlsn thoso letters wero out of exis
tence" Bcovlllo read from ono of the letters.
"I am In with Jesus Chtlst and O.mpany, andl
am working for them." "
ii "wl1 .M my 'WmenV! eaid Gulleau,
"ami that has been my position ever since-"
In another letter, addressed to his father, the
pilsoncrhnd requested two or three hundred
dollars. Gulteau commented upon this letter,
saylngi "Fathcrdld not send tho money; he
alwnyg thought l was badly cranked." Anoth
er letter wns read in which the writer crltletseil
severely tho Oncld.i Community, and rtfered to
n circular enclosed which ats') denounced the
community and their practices,
vi.!: , 111 CX.C'B.',,,-. "several of the New
.rfift?.111" took."l' mr circular nnd devoted
editorial com ncnts to it, that It was u little bit
lK!tI.iJ,l o;,ll,!D(t '" t''t miserable
SS ? ftm.i $Ia'1 10 knonr . tI,py arc broken-
up. I was a virtuous man all tVc timo I waa
there, nlthough. I want that understood?
Tho rending of tho letters was finished at
nCSpnnf rc9Umc'1 luo witness stand?
Bcovlllo fx-gan oucstlonlng him rclatlvo to
''? F,?rly 1 fc- ulleau rcpondod promp ly and
nJnS?,,''nnml w.',,h ',tetX)FncsX.ome
moments, apparently enjoying iho situation
jn.l his freedom to talk. Alluding to hl
father's second marrlago ho said, smiling in
"II? went off ono day without consulting gmo
at all and got married. I thought that was S
funny way of doing business and got very mad
ovcr jt." Whcncv-r an nlluston wa, mod? to
tho Oneida Community, Gultau liccame tnuch
.xcltcd and denounced the Community and iS
fa her s course In pursuadlng him logo there!
ecovHlf? 5'U 10 V0Ur Ifltll' asked
"llceausc lf hohad been out of the wav r
never should have gone under the Influenre c-f
that miserable fanaticism. Thero never wm
such n spiritual fanaticism In tho world. ThS
amount of all or It was, to speak plainly, NoycV
sole Idea was to let n chatuS to sleep wttli tho
C? grl nohyljr else could, though: all tl,0
time I was thero I was nractlenllr si,.i,-. : tV
n-" ,ai,ii;, PlIIIHlIl;
ir nil Ili a n,l. In.., . "" "
,..ii unn 111 intra me, stiimiiig r-omiiiunltv Is
uuv lfi.-ijuurvimvnnn limilliirf lfcnn., t. "
pi'ed. 'oii. ves. fnit.pr ,""r.
subject." ... tuiim on mat.
n lY" ,0 iYrll?.t ,l0 'ml mpa ny crank I j
Oulteuu-Well, that Is n sliort way of puttlni
crazed'.' J'ouwn,lt, V nmn I pretty badly
GuhVuu, In reply to the question, saU he did
not believe lu any religion until his comers on
that Is tho word they use. you know wi, m.
was Hi ISM), when he 'came liVd -r ttShrfh enco
. . . ;V " i loin ii'm 1 would
make him Governor of Illinois, and he said ho
d d not want to be Governor. Ho had been a
Stato Senator, and was a man of reputation and
clmracier.hutdld not pan out very we'll Xr
my nterview w 1th bl.n.' Ho did not hnve any
polltlei.1 nsplratloni. I wautedto get ! old ot
thoso fellows who hal both ampli ations and mou
cy. They ero the kind or i Ilo vstol elp me
Adams did not seem to care anything about Tid
ing Governor. He was 00 ,cart ofe nCd pre
ferred his simple way or living, and did not
cnro togolnto politics. I also consulted mv
oldfrlcwdiCharllollced, In 11 e matter I ffi.
Ileveho put2J lnto Itand which lie has not
got back yet. Laughter. I went to theolo
gy rfterthat, and that was worse ttonthS
icwsDnpcr business. Tho Idea of puWIshlnrr
the New York7Aro simultaneously in ChlJa3
RLW" f Pfrt of the Intn-Um schemo.
Looked about for bul d ng ond presses I
consulted the manager or the Western Union
Telegraph Company. Tho latter wa Must
starting at that time, and ho inanagw waian
SCt.l.VOTT0an?TelIow wanted toSget mis"
Ynrk L' rroposed to duplicate 'theNeiV
lork Herald il .patches, and he thought it was
rp'r"8? tI,(n?'a,Hl(0 T wrote to
James Gordon Hennctt about tho dispatches
an end. c0,18ll,cr "rM suit at
Qucstiun U tor you gavo up tho newsnaner
enterprise, what did you do ncxtf "e,"I)aPcr
Answer That brought me down to the wln
er aud spring of 1870? I tried t nick un mv
JV1"? aKal"' wh!cu 1 ""I neg ectcd' but
ho law business was scarcoand I found It iiaril
w,?pLnon.y- TIlcn,Xwcntout to yoJr placeTn
Wisconsin. I worked around tho houie, stud
ied theology and tho New Testamentread no
pers, and soiped tho trees, and all that Wnd of
thing." In October, 1870, I ivas in Chicago
during tho Moody and Sankey meetings. fe
I attended prayer mcetliignnd scrviccsrcgu
Mr,lri'layana.,nleht. l,urln the three n"Sths
i',yWi,,B.,tll.cr.u. from 0ctob to Januarvf
During ull that tlmn T u-. ,.-ui. r . ," .Ji
l.rnni wH.rf I '""""y anil
v-iik-uso, nasror or t in Tiiir.i i,ni....n..i
ehureh, suy In reference to the text, "If I would
II'f'oH0. ('"caIn John) turrv till Ico mo whit
til TMnn1?0! 1,lctlre"' 1 h t con esi
that I do not know what that menus." At that
mi ml i!mtU mr""?'1 "atlon In tho public
?ln l ,l ,th?a,Vlor inlght soon appearand
. ?i 1 t, 'P I-vn... pcopi,.',, nltnds'cver
Siiu-e. Hint set mv bra n whirling I iwJnn
Mitlii!i?.,t 'wettolworkl1i,o Ch c' g"
f ublle Lturary and dug out my lecture on tho
SSA Th" iflea ot'tbat lecture it
chleflj this) 'That thosecond coming ot Christ
occnired in .the d':structiou or Jerusalem J lu
clouds (llrccfy over Jerusalem, tint It was an
VtZ ton nf0 ?lMlrl Wr,1 an1 that liToel
structlon of Jerusalem wa an outward sign or
his comlnr.' I hold that for all theso clahteeii
centuries tho churches have all UeuTnefror S
fhffinr?. ' ?pi.ind Aoni,,,t' ,,f .c'lriKt to ho In
uio liiluro. riiatls tho propos Hon on which
mv leeturo was wr tiM .n i id . .'
- limb HUH LIIU ItHUIl
sol P,7!.0lv?,Ur IC.V """"gallon on that
subleet." ASItruss then went on to relate his.
un us iniiures iu ilullverlng his lecture In
Ohirago, Kvanston, Iiielric, 'toIimIo, lluffalo
Washloaton, nnd elsewhere, llo fnquently
lnughediiDon roriMtlnr nm.. i,,,,.1. V.."'
deutiu his failures. Varloun times ho was put
restid Tor not paying hoard bills. At other
niVi X . .- tTii ar",.u "ening that In nil ho
nid ho w as 1 Ike St. I'.ini i.,ip-pwi i u,D.i..
of God. ?n i that God was, il?ereforei reSw il-
V,i. r 11 "m e'vo up lecturing bo-Mime of
ua,l(;il .ial '"'T Il'i to mv woik.' My
Idea Was that us I wnrkliii-Annl... r ,.i r.....iJi
felt disposed. I wut. jlMi that wholo busl
lies to servo tho Lordftot to make money.
Success or failure was?
rreu inai the l.onl'rti,,!.. jjv ,iutwato
,1; m rue. i consia-
can Inuo with my wofc.J
because he hud new ft K I
Jicology. I kepi ,
I lltil , all rrniim
ftsWieology till thefc
SHS;ro io ya8hhVi
mtr-n had onW
so niji?l.V.". tn it.
JlIU UU blUCK.10
M niyjray from
nnd strangestT$rW? '
had diaiiee. - ,A
in v. fit
li3'sicC liko a goT?
iiun-1, nun i ,iut
than IhU man A
freo aud eusy wltlju'
twenty yeurs. Ni
I huvo hud huiidrr!-
where a direct aiiMverW
Whllo tho prisoner wV -j testl ',
was watched moattentt. 1 v&fhy ail p
ral experts Drcscnt-. and if' Jfirrpn
-.. , iw-.D'i"i",ni
cn.rj inTBou in iue croKir-d xourt rfiliii. A t
limes ue snoweu nisexhitWItlon bp lowering thn
olcnd It was in coiisciTuenco of ouu of tlioso'
SIl'Ii.i that ten inlmitnn hnfnrp ihr. ...... i .1". :
a-IJournment, tho court, utthe inslanco or tho
DlBtrltt Attorney, adjounied.
Tho Ernprosa oj Austria wears a train'
thirty fcotloug. . 'Xhcro uro probably ut
tram robbers In Austria.
I saw so mudi said
rt-oiit the merits ot Hop'
mmunltj Ia Ut JJ HU3cramc A,ormoa
Oulteaii cave 111 views on lib faUicr'a relfir.
lous belief unJ wns ntl;n.i if i... i.i" .A..
lilt j ii au
nun usncr anu lie neil
nniuiiii in a general way. I spoko frequently at
n!'hrnmV;CtlVK"- 8otfmol NSieraur
lllg tho Moodv work I hmni n irn..is:."
Illttei s, and mv wife who was always doctoring. s -iJ
and never well, teased ma so urgently to i
her some, I concluded Ui bo huinbSeri .lS.fi?? . f
Ubo or the Hitters my wlfa vat cured and tho '
IkVlnPi o'0 Vte months sh ce" !