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THE NATIONAL TBEBTJNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, DECEMBER 24, 1881,
TRIAL OF THE ASSASSIN.
At this point a short hut warm discussion took
place between John "W. Guiteau, the Court, Dis
trict Attorney, jirisoner, and his counsel, after
which Mr. Geo. C. Maynard, of this cily, a cousin
of the last -witness, -was called to the stand, and
corroborated her in relation to her statements
about her mother and sister. In reference to Mr.
"Win. S. Maynard, Abby's father, the witness said
he never knew anything of insanity about him.
He understood that he had died of an overdose of
"That busts 3'our theory, Colonel," said the
prisoner to Mr. Corkhill. 'He was one of the
best business men in Michigan, worth a hundred
thousand dollars. The idea of talking about him
being weak-minded is absurd. A high-toned
man every way."
The witness testified that the prisoner boarded
with his mother, when at Ann Arbor.
"I paid my board bill, too," shouted the pris
oner. After recess, Frank Bartlett was the first wit
ness. He testified that he new the prisoner
"I met the gentleman," interrupted the pris
oner, " at Mr. Scoville's house one summer. It
cost the Government $200 to bring this man
down here for nothing. Corkhill's just wasting
li Silence ! " roared the crier.
" I say it is an outrage for Corkhill to waste the
money in that way," said the prisoner.
The witness testified that he saw nothing unu
sual in the prisoner's conduct when he was at
Mr. Scoville's house in 1S7S.
' What has that got to do, Mr. Corkhill, with the
condition of my mind in May and June last?"
broke in the prisoner. " I had a hundred chances
to go crazy after that. If you had to pay some
of this money yourself, you wouldn't be so easy
with it. The tax-payers have to pay that."
Mrs. Bartlett, the wife of the preceding wit
ness, corroborated all her husband had said.
Guiteau's conduct was always gentlemanly and
refined. She testified also that the prisoner had
a moral and religious objection to playing cards
even for amusement, but had occasionally joined
in the game of "Saucho Pedro," but was a novice.
There was nothing whatever in the prisoner's
actions that would lead one to judge him to be
On cross-examination the testimony of the wit
ness was not at all shaken.
Horace C. Denham. of Boston, testified that in
the fall and wiuter of 1879, prisoner had desk
room in his office, paid no rent, at the end of
about four weeks was turned out, and his book
upon which he had been at work was attached
for a board bill. Saw nothing in prisoner to in
After this witness had been discharged, Colonel
Corkhill arose, and handed a document to the
Judge Cox opened the document, and stated
that it contained President Arthur's answers to
the interrogatories propounded to him by Mr.
Scoville, the attorney for Guiteau.
The communication of President Arthur is as
"To the interrogatories of the counsel for the
defense I answer:"
"Do you know the prisoner it this case?"
"How many times and where did you ever see
"Have seen him at least ten times, and possibly
as often as twenty times altogether, mostly in and
about the Republican State Committee, in the
Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York city, in the fall
of 1830, and two or three times in the streets of
Washington in the spring of 1881."
" What conversation, if any, did you ever have
"None, excepting to return the ordinary salu
tations of the day, and once or twice in answer
to his requests to be employed in the campaign
as a speaker by the Republican Slate Committee,
of which I was chairman."
"What political services, if any, did the pris
oner render to the Republican party during the
last Presidential campaign?"
"None that I know of."
" Was there ever anything to your knowledge
in his relations to yourself, or to General Grant,
or to Senator Logan, or to any other leader of
the Republican party, socially and politically,
furnishing a shadow of a reasonable claim on his
part for political preferment?"
"Did you, or not, give him any reason to think
that he had or could have any political or per
sonal influence with you? "
" I have been requested by the counsel for the
defense to produce a letter written by the pris
oner, and inclosed to me by his counsel since his
" This letter was received by me in the month
of October last but was not preserved. I do not
remember its contents particularly, excepting
that it contained some claim to have rendered
important services to the Republican party in
the Presidential campaign, and. an appeal for a
postponement of his trial to give him time to
prepare his defense. Chester A. Arthur."
Rev. Dr. R. S. Mc Arthur, pastor of a Baptist
Church in New York City, testified to various
immoral acts on the part of Guiteau ; to having
loaned him money, and also to his expulsion
from membership in the church of which witness
Friday, Dr. Mc Arthur was recalled, and testified
that in all his conversations with the prisoner, or
observations of him, never noticed anything that
would lead him to believe that the prisoner was
insane ; he lent the prisoner, if he remembered
correctly, some $95.
"Yes," said Guiteau; "it was in $20, $25, and
$50. You gave it to me in three installments."
" I thisk that the statement just made is the
correct one," said the witness.
"The doctor did lend me money and I appreci
ated it. It was taken from his salary and I knew
that he needed it He was married, and getting
babies very fast, and needed the money in the
family. I got the money and expect to pay it
back," said Guiteau.
Guiteau here wished so much of witness' testi
mony as related to'his expulsion from the church
stricken out, and in the discussion that followed,
remarked, " So far as moral depravity is concerned,
that is all nonsense." Subsequently, irritated by
something which the District Attorney had said,
Guiteau broke in again, by saying to Mr. Cork
hill, "You needn't drag up my record; your
record is as bad as mine. I understand you are
booked for removal. The President is only wait
ing to get this case off before he will give you a
ticket of leave."
Dr. W. S. Coldwell, of Freeport, was next called
and testified to attending L. W. Guiteau in his
final illness, wThich was a type of dropsy; he saw
no disturbance of mind until near death, when he
had the ordinary delirium common to such cases,
caused by the poisoning of the blood by the inac
tion of the liver. Upon cross-examination he said
he thought there would be more likelihood of
mental disturbances in such cases when there
was a predisposition to insanity than when there
Geo. W. Plummer, a young Chicago lawyer,
was next called.
" I owTe Plummer $20," said the prisoner. " It
will cost the Government $100 to prove that fact."
The prisoner went on, in the midst of confusion,
with a harangue addressed to Mr. Corkhill, wind
ing up with the statement: "You will make this
trial cost $200 000 or 5300,000, the way you are
The witness said he met the prisoner in Chicago
in LsT'l ; he came from Xew York and rented desk
room with the witness; they became quite inti
mate ; the prisoner seemed to be doing a collection
business: he had some cards printed ''Charles J.
Guiteau.''' New York, and said his clients were
The witness taid he never saw anything about
Guiteau that led him to believe he (the prisoner)
Land ford Hawes, Judge of the Marine Court
of New York, next took the stand. Guiteau in
troduced this witness by announcing the fact
that he owed the witness $75.
Witness knew the prisoner ; the latter occupied
a desk in the same building with witness : was
there about eight months; thinks that he, Gui
teau, does not owe him as much as $75; never
noticed anything insane or of an unsound mind
in the prisoner.
Stephen English, editor and proprietor of the
Insurance Times, of New York, was next called to
" Mr. English," said the prisoner, " was in Lud-low-stieet
jail in 1873, and I got him out. He
afterwards pretended that there w;is something
wrong about it, and had me arrested."
The witness testified that he met Guiteau in
July, 1873, in his (the witness') room.
"In jail," interrupted the prisoner.
The witness continued, saying that the prisoner
introduced himself as the brother of John W.
Guiteau, a member of the Y. M. C. A. and of Mr.
Beecher's church, and a friend of Dr. Budding
ton: that these men were very much interested
and insisted that he (the witness) be released.
"And I got him out at last, after a great deal
of trouble," said the prisoner, ,and then he went
and sued out a warrant and had me arrested, by
perjury actually perjury. If I had had the dis
position I could have had him sent to Sing Sing.
That's the kind of a man he is."
The witness said that the prisoner offered to
get him bail of $300 to give to a security and $50
for himself as a fee. The legislature of New
York had reported favorably in his case, and it
wras only after some time that he accepted the
prisoner's offer. Finally, when the witness was
released at the door of the jail he found half a
dozen men yelping at Guiteau's heels and saying
that he had robbed a poor prisoner by taking $20
from him and then not doing anything.
I can convince you, Mr. English, that you lie.
You say that this conversation took place in the
morning. I will telegraph to the warden of the
Ludlow-street jail and show that you got out at
The witness went on describing the process by
which Guiteau had swindled him out of $300,
getting straw bail for him. The witness renewed
his security himself by leaving bonds with the
The prisoner became very much excited at this
and denounced the witness as a liar and a per
jurer. " There isn't," he said, " an insurance pres
ident in New York, who doesn't know that you
are a first-class fraud."
The witness said he had told Guiteau to follow
the example of his brother John, who was an
estimable, honorable man. The witness said he
had received probably 150 letters from the
"That's the biggest lie you have said yet,"
shouted the prisoner. " One hundred and fifty !
Why I wouldn't spit on you in the street, you
old scoundel, you ! "
Several letters written by Guiteau to the wit
ness were then identified. The first letter read
was dated July 24, 1873, and was merely a propo
sition to the witness to make out an affidavit.
The other letters were all in furtherance of the
scheme to get Mr. English out of iail.
One of the letters was a copy of one from the
witness to the prisoner, where he informed the
latter that he was surprised to learn that he had
not paid over the $300 to his bondsman, Mr. Bar
nett, as Guiteau had promised. The reply of the
prisoner to this letter said, "I will stand between
jou and all harm."
The prisoner denied having received Mr. Eng
lish's letter, and said the so-called reply was
dated September 18th, while Mr. English's letter
was dated September 1st, showing that they
could not be connected.
Mr. Corkhill asked the witness if he ever
doubted the prisoner's sanity.
" Never," said the witness, emphatically. " On
the contrary, he seemed to me to be a man of
remarkable keenness of intellect, for he com
pletely outwitted me."
Warren C. Brown, a lawyer of New York, was
called to the stand.
"Brown," the prisoner said, "got the divorce
for my wife. I gave him the facts on which he
got it, otherwise he could not have gotten it."
The witness said he met the prisoner m New
York in December, 1873 ; the wife of the pris
oner retained the witness to get a divorce ; the
witness stated that the prisoner came to him and
said he (the witness) might as well get the di
vorce as any one else.
The witness said that while the proceedings
were pending he had frequent interviews with
the prisoner : no defense was interposed ; he did
not consider the prisoner insane.
When the witness- was about to leave the stand
the prisoner said : "I would like to know, Cork
hill, what this kind of evidence has to do with
this case? Now, the issue here is who fired that
shot on the 2d of July, the Deity or me. I wish
you would put that down and give me your
answer to-morrow morning."
Thomas Darlington, a New York lawyer, re
siding in Newark, was next called.
The prisoner introduced the witness as "Mr.
English's lawyer," and said: "He couldn't get
him out of jail and I did. That's all there is
The witness described at some length the
legal proceeding against Guiteau in 1873, at the
instance of Mr. English. The prisoner con
ducted his own defense; the -witness identified
papers filed by the prisoner in the case.
The prisoner here broke out impatiently and
said: "I want to ask the prosecution how it
is going to help their case to show whether I
was capable ten or twenty years ago of conduct
ing a lawsuit. I think you are showing extra
ordinary stupidity in the conduct of this case.
My personal record that you fellows are show
ing up has nothing to do with this case. Go on
if you want to, and waste the public money."
After recess Mr. Corkhill read the papers in
the legal proceedings of English versus Guiteau.
When he had read the first paper Guiteau's
answer to the suit against him the prisoner,
who had been rubbing his eye-glasses with his
handkerchief, remarked : "That's a square trans
action, Colonel ; that knocks your total depravity
theory on the head."
Charles Wehle, another New York lawyer,
was then called to the stand. He testified that
he knew the prisoner in 1873 ; he had seen the
prisoner twice, once in his own office and once
in the prison, when he (the witness) went to see
the prisoner to collect money which he had col
lected for one of witness' clients and failed to
pay over. The witness spoke with a German
accent. The witness interviewed the prisoner,
and asked him for money collected. The pris-
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oner told him that he had collected the money
and spent it.
"That's false," said the witness. "Produce
your proof, or I'll denounce you in court here
as a liar."
Mr. Scoville made a motion to exclude all
this testimony, simply going to show a misde
meanor. The motion was overruled and an ex
ception was noted.
The witness having mentioned some notes
which he had obtained, the prisoner said : "Now,
you produce those notes, else get off this stand
as a disgraced man."
The prisoner, becoming very excited, cried out:
"It makes me mad to see the prosecution here
trying to slobber o-;er my professional record.
It's an outrage for Corkhill and Porter and those
kind of men to do this soTt of thing. You have
been doing this kind of business for two or three
days. I tell you it's an outrage."
"There are," added the prisoner, "only two
things they can bring against me. I didn't pay
my board bills, and I committed adultery to get
rid of my wife. Those are the only two things
Senator Ben. Harrison, of Indiana, was then
called to the stand, and testified that last spring
the prisoner called on him at the Riggs House,
and he had several conversations with him; the
prisoner appealed to him in behalf of his applica
tion for an appointment several times. There was
nothing about the prisoner's manner that was un
usual, or that led the witness to doubt hi3 sanity.
The prisoner said these interviews were before
he conceived the idea of removing the President.
The next witness was Dr. McLean Shaw, of
New York, lawyer. As he stepped to the witness
stand the prisoner exclaimed I have not seen
Shaw since 1874. He is a good fellow. I officed
with him for several months. I owe him $50 for
office rent (to the District Attorney). That is a
very important part of your evidence, Colonel."
He testified that in 1673 the prisoner rented of
fice room from him in New York ; one time Gui
teau had an oroide watch and said he was going
to "stick" somebody with it: Guiteau went out,
and returning in great glee said he had "stuck a
Jew for 25 on that watch."
To a question the witness answered : " Guiteau
said he intended to become notorious."
" That's false," shouted the prisoner.
"That," continued the witness., "it he couldn't
become notorious for good, he would for evil.
I asked him how he intended to get it, and he
said he would shoot some of our great men.''
"I say you are a liar," roared the prisoner.
"Yon ate a low. dirty liar, a sneaking liar. I'll
publish him all over the world if he comes here
to traduce me in this way."
The Court tried to silence the prisoner, who
continued to interrupt the witness with abuse,
but did not succeed. That's the most brazen
faced lie I ever heard," howled Guiteau.
" He said,1' continued the witness " that he would
imitate Wilkes Booth. I said he would get hung,
and he said that was an after consideration."
The witness remained on the stand until ad
journment, and was pestered all the time by
The trial was then adjourned till Monday, at
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