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GARFIELD'S CHANCES Still Weighing in the Balance. THE FACT THAT HE LIVES Giving the Only Ground for Hope. . Conflict^ Reports Issued Relative to Views of Doctors. Sleeping Quietly at Last Report. Condition at IS Komi. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Chicago, July 4, 12:30 p. m.— White House specials to the News up to 12 m., report no real change in the condition of the President. He dozed at short intervals during the night, and in his waking moments com plained of the pain in his ieet. Drs. Hamilton and Agnew arrived early in the morning, and, after seeing the patient, and carefully analyzing the treatment, gave a hearty and unqualfied endorsement of what had been done. AH the physicans in attend ance upon the case from the first, with Drs. Hamilton and Agnew, are present, and tie next official bulletin is anxiously •waited. Monday Bulletin No. 1. Executive Mansion, Washington, July 4, 7:30 a. m.— Dr. Agnew arrived from Phila delphia on an early train. He reached the executive mansion about 5 a. m. He spent the time from that hour until the arrival of Dr. Hamilton, of New York, who reached h*re at" a. m., familiarizing himself with the process of the ease, as shown by official bul «tins. Upon the arrival of Dr. Hamilton an examination and consultation ota'l physicians atonce begun. The result will sood be made known. Monday Bulletin No. 2. Executive Mansion, July 4th, 12:20—At torney General MacVeagh gives, in the follow ing words, what he understands is the opinion of Dr. Agnew with regard to the President's condition: "The President's condition I regard as extremely critical, but not without hope." Secretary Blame has just sent the following telegram to the representatives of the United States in London and Paris: Dr. Agnew,' of Philadelphia, and Dr. Hamil ton of New York, able and skillful surgeons, were present at the consultation of attending physicians this morning. The result is not reassuring, though the conclusion was that recovery is possible. We do not give up hope. (Signed,) Blame, Secretary. Mondaif Bulletin, No. 3. Washington, July 4, 12:30, p. m.— There bar- been but little change since 10 o'clock. The President complains much less of pain in bis feet. Slight vomiting. Pulse 110, tcm peiature 100, respiration '21 Monday Bulletin, Xu. 4. Executive Mansion, 2:25 p. m., July 4.— The President awoke from sleep a few mo ments since, and said to Dr. Bliss, who stood by his bedside, Doctor, I feel better than I have at any time since I was wounded, Monday Bulletin, No, 8. 0 P- M. — The President's symptoms are said to be somewhat worse. No official bulletin ■will be issued until Bp.m. Monday Bulletin Wo. S. Executive Mansion, July 4— The secretary of State has just sent the following telegram: Hon. Alonzo Townsend, Cleveland — The President's condition has not materially chang ed 6ince morning. At this hour (2:30 p. m.) he is suffering less pain. He is entirely calm. His mind is clear, and he accepts whatever fate God may ordain for him with perfect resignation and Daily with the Eiiblimest Christian faith. We are profoundly anxious, aud yet hopeful, as to the final result. (Signed) Jas. G Blame. Monday Bulletin No. 6. Executive Mansion, July 4, 2:45 v. m.— The attending physicians continue to express hopeful opinions of the President's case. Peretonius has not eupervenred As Vet and there are no more indications of it than there was this morning. Monday Bulletin) No. 7. Executive Mansion, July 4, 5 p. m.— The President partook of a quantity of chicken broth a short time ago and has retained it and he is resting about the same as when his con dition was last reported. Night Bulletins. Execurive Mansion, July 4, 7:45 p. U. —Official: The President this evening is not so comfortable. He does not suffer so much from pain in the feet, but the tympanites is again more noticeable. Pulse 126, temperature 101. lespiration 24. Another bulletin at 10 p. si, after whiclu in order not to-disturb the President, there will be nothing further until to-morrow morning. D. \V. Blisp. J. K. BARNE6. i J. Woodward. Robt. Reybcrn. Executive Office, 9:20 p. m.---(Unoffi cial.) The President's condition to-night is admitted by attending physicians to be more unfavorable than during the day, but the change is not regarded as especi ally alarming, for the reason that the in creased pulse aud temperature which are its most marked features were observed at about the samo time last evening and Saturday evening, and were anticipated to-night. The day has been extremely warm and c!ose> and the President has been more or less restless from that cause and trom pain due to laceration of the nerves leading to the feet. The at tending physicians are reluctant to express auy positive opinions or facts in to-night's bulletin, but they are hopeful the temperature will fall and pulse grow less rapid during the night as was the case last uight and that the condition of the patient to-morrow morning will not be worse than it was this morning. Should these anticipations be realized the at tending physicians say they will have a strong hope of final recovery. Since the date of the la6t official bulletin, 7:45, the the temperature and pulse have slightly decreased which is taken as an indication. The views above expressed arc not without foundation at the present time. All that can be said is that the situation of the President is critical, but there are indi cations of abatement of the unfavorable symptons. Pos master General James and Secretary Hunt express themselves confidently hopeful the President's condition will improve during the night, as it did last night, and there will be strong reasons for expecting final recov ery. 9:40 p. M. Washington, July 4.— Surgeon General Barnes says the President's death will occur before midnight. 11 p. m. Executive Mansion, July 4.— Slight amelioration of the symptoms during the past hour. No vomiting during that period. Pulse 124; temperature 137; respiration 24. In order not not to dis turb the President unnecessarily, no further bulletins will be issued till to morrow morning. D. W. Bliss. MIDNIGHT. Washinguon, July 4. — Midnight (un official). The condition of tho President has further improved since date of the last telegram, temperature and pulse have again fallen slightly, and at this hour he is sleeping quietly^ Encouraging Reports by Dr. Agnew. Washington, July 4. --Dr. Agnew says there are some very encouraging features in the President's case, and he mentioned as such fact that the kidneys or intestines are entirely uninjured and perform their functions readily and freely. He says the liver is lacerated and the nerves lead ing from the spinal column to the lower extnyneties are hurt, but there is less in jury than might reasonably have been expected from the size and course of the bullet. He says the stomacli retains nourishment and from this the President is gaining strength stowly to resist the encroachments of secondary innamalion. Conspiracy Theory. Washington, July 4. — Mr. Cutler, the volunteer witness, who says he was at the railroad station at the time of the shoot ing, and saw two suspicious men in earn est conversatiQn in the depot just before the occurrence, was yesterday taken to the jail for the purpose of identifying Guiteau. He states that when he got there the prisoner was lying on his bed, with the bed-clothing upon him, so he saw him at great disadvantage, but he did not think he was the same man until he put his hand up to stroke his beard in a peculiar and nervous manner, which he recognized at once He has no doubt about the identity, but says from the motions of the two men he saw he is positive that the other man, who escaped after the sluu was fired, was the leading spirit, and was giving Guite au directions how to proceed. His move ments were very quick and nervous. He was a tall man, quite six feet high, dark complexion and dark hair and eyes, the latter being very sharp and restless. This man, as soon as the shots were fired, went directly up Sixth avenue, increasing his SAINT PAUL. TUESDAY MORNING. JULY 5, 1881. gait as he increased his distance from the scene. Mr. Cutler's first thought was that they were pickpockets. Cutler is a | quiet, hbnest appearing man, and is evi dently deeply impressed with his story, and says whether or not the bottom facts arc ever reached, he will still be of the opinion that this man had at least one confederate. Mr. Cutler is well known to several highly respectable people in this city, who give him a first rate name for truth and verac ity. The conspiracy theory, however, is not to be believed. * Chief Brooks, of the secret service, says he has followed up every clute, and every theory of con spiracy, and has proved satisfactory that there was hone. He his reported to Secre tary Windom that Guiteau had no con federate; not even a confidant; that he was alone the assassin. The conspiracy theory has teen abandoned by everybody. Vice President Arthur- A Touching Picture. New York, July 4.— Times Washing ton special says: Arthur remained all day with Senator Jones. He had received messages from time to time showing the condition of the President. Quite a number of persons called at the house; but many did not succeed in seeing the Vice President who was apparently not in good health. To tell the truth, Mr. Arthur has suffered severely in mind since receiving the news of the Presi. dent's shooting. Opportunities for misrepresentation have been so many it would not be surprising if some were not to take advantage of. Many of the state ments which have been made about him the Times correspondent has good rea sons for believing untrue. His demeanor while in this city has been carefully watched. His actions have been made the subject of very general scrutiny, and those who have observed him most close ly are loudest in their praises of his con duct. He is not disposed to complain, and does not of tho many UNFAIR CRITICISMS which have been made principally lu men who were piqued because he was not approachable to them, as they in their dignity deemed he should be. He is in fact not in a (condition to complain. He was stunned at the announcement of the attempted assassination, and still is in a kind of stupor. He sees, of course, what is goinn on, and has not lost possession of his faculties, but he is overwhelmed by the magnitude of the calamity, and of the task which he may be called on to per form. Those who saw him a month ago, when death entered his own fam- . ily and took his beloved wife, fancy they see a resemblance in his pres ent condition to Ihe state in which that sad event plunged him. There is no doubt he suffers keenly. None can look at him for a moment without seeing it in his countenance. IN HIS EYES and the orbs themselves were blood shot. On his face was a trace of re cent weeping. He would trust himself to speak but little and was afraid of being overcome by his emotions. His whole manner, rather than the words he utter ed showed a depth of feeling, and evident ly genuine feeling, which would astonish many who think they know the man well. Gitteau's Insanity. Washington, July 4.— The prevailing 6en timment in this community affecting Giteau is very accurately reflected in the following extract from an editorial in the Evening Star to-day: "Probably the most important and reliable testimony in regard to the character and tendencies of Gitteau is that furnished in the letter written by hiS father to another son. as early as March U The expression of pa rental traits and forebodings, is entitled to the fullest confidence and most serious con sideration. One other conclusive piece of evi dence pointing in the sama direction is offered by the professional experience of Dr. Hood medical referer of the pension bureau, this city. Several months ago, as we are informed, the application of Gieteau for a pension came before that office for inspection. After exam ining the documents filed by the prisoner, fol lowed by several interviews with him, Dr" Hood came to the conclusion he was insane, and so indorsed his opinion. At the time this decision was reached by this medical ex pert, there was nothing in the case as represented to disturd or influence his judg ment would seem, when added to earlier and pnsitive convictions of the father, to forever settle the question of the prisoner's mental un6oundness." BLAINES OPINION. Secretary Blame thinks Guiteau is crazy. He says Guiteau called frequently at the State department and insisted upon having a foreign mission or a consulate: that Guiteau evidently regarded himself as a man of very superior abilities competent to fill any high position. Secretary Blame says he told Guiteau finally that it was utterly useless to present his application, as his appointment to a position was an im possibility. Mr. Blame says further that Guiteau considered the Republican party as under great obligations to him. He talked of having elected Garfield and he thought the party owed him a debt, and ought to pay him with a big appointment. NO PLOT. Secretary Blame denies most emphatically that he ever said the shooting was the result of a plot. Such an idea, he says, never entered his head. He is satisfied, and has been from the first, that the crazy, disappointed Guiteau kept his foul purpose a profound secret to himself. Heaven knows the situation is bad enough as it is, without adding to its horrors. Last Official Act. Washington, July 4. — The Evening Star says: The last official act of the President be fore he was shot down was the signing of an order to the department of the interior to is sue a commission to Henry J. Ramsdell, of this city, to be registerof wills for this dis trict, vice Col. Amos Webster, resigned. Ow ing to the confusion at the executive mansion this statement cannot be verified, but it is probably correct. Ramsdell is the Washing ton correspondent of the St. Louis Globe-Dem ocrat. Garfield's Brave Little Wife. Nfw YoßK,July 4.— A great many people in Brooklyn were startled upon passing city hall to see the flags not only at half mast, but draped in mourning. The first impression was that word had come from Washington, of President Garfield's death, but thousands of anxious ones were relieved when they learned upon inquiry that the flags were draped on account of the death of a local celebrity. In front of the main telegraph office in Brook lyn the sidewalks were blocked all day. In both cities, and everywhere, a favorite subject was the heroism of the President's wife—"Gar field's brave little wife" she was familyarly and lovingly called, and her name is likely to make ast Seep an impression in American his tory as that of Martha Washington The sick woman who conquered her own ills to take her place by the bedside of her wounded husband has found a spot in many a manly and womanly heart, when before she was un known. A NOBLE WOMAN. Washington, July 4.— Mrs. Garfield bears up most heroically. Notwithstanding the ter rible ordeal through which she passed, and is passing, outwardly she toolds herself with much composure in all her conversation with her 6tricken husband. Bhe has a firm convic tion the President will iive, a wish in which the country joins. NARROW ESCAPE. FROM DEATH. New York, July 4.— Special Times. It feeems during the journe^y of Mrs. Garfleld to Washington there was a very narrow escape from what might have been a fatal accident. The train which brought Mrs Gar fleld from Long Branch, was composed of an engine and one Pullman car. When within two miles of Borne station, sixteen miles from Washington, the parallel rod of the engine broke while the wheels were making 250 revo lutions per minute. A rod of steel bar con nects the wheels and is about twelve feet long, six inches wide and four inches thick. The engine continued to thun der along, although the engineer reversed steam and put on the brakes. The rod bounced with each revolution of the wheel and tore up the ground and considerably damaged that side of the engine. This continued two miles before a 6top could be effected, so great was the speed . An eye witness states that as the train dew by the station splinters of shattered ties filled the air. Had the engine left the track the Pullman car would have been splint ered into kindling wood and all on board have been killed. The accident delayed the other party about half an hour. Railroad men say it was almost a miracle the engine did not jump tho track. Guiteau In New York. New York, July 4.— -About twelve years ago, when the Essex market police court had become notorious as a place where all sorts of crimes could be compromised by a venal police, a number of shysters, broken down lawyers, and practitioners ruined by liquor, were to be met with daily at that court. These misnamed lawyers would often hunt up a case for the police justice, and share in the spoils. On one occasion a fight occurred in court be tween the magistrate and a shyster upon the division of half a dollar. Among these shy sters was Charles Guiteau, who had part of an office in the rear of a liquor store on the corner of Brdome nnd Essex streets. Guiteau's merits, consisted mainly in the.ne farious manner in which he would secure cases, and many an innocent person would be mulcted in the shape of a fine lor offenses he had never committed, while vile women and such offenders against the law would be al lowed to escape if they had money enough to com pi omise the case. One of Guiteau's prac tices was to cause the arrest of Bowery demi monde who had not previously paid him a fee, have the women locked up at night and ap pear for them next morning as the lawyer at Essex market, and then share the tine which was sure to be imposed. of the Guiteau Alone Responsible. Washington, July 4. — Guiteau is still kept closely confined. Nobody is allowed to 6ee him except officials. All stories about ac complices and about men having been seen with him have been proved to be false. All have been traced to irresponsible parties seek ing notoriety. It is plain and can be accepted as a final fact that the 'assassin acted alone and even a hint his purpose to any one. Detect ives who have visited him in prison say he is crazy, but people generally will not accept this theory, and there is a general demand he 6hall be held respousible for his act Should a plea of Insanity be set up it would cause great indignation. Here, especially, if there should he any sien of Guiteau's escap ing punishment. There is talk of lynching if the insanity dodge is tried. A friendly Telegram Executive Mansion, July 4. — The follow ing telegram has been received by Mrs. A. T. Rockwell, executive mansion fer Mrs. Gar field: "At such a time I will not presume to recall myself to Mrs Garfield by directly ad addressing her. Yet I cannot remain silent May I hope, madam, that through your cour tesy and good judgment the afflicted lady may receive assurance of my heartfelt sympathy and earnest prayers for the welfare of her hus band and herself ? Of course hundreds are at hand to render all needed services for the pa tient, but if I can aid in even the most trivial way, command me, I entreat you, and, dear madam, believe me, Most resp'y, (Signed.) Cora Morris. A Coincident of the Tragedy. Washington, July 4.— By a singular coin cidence the last letter written by President Garfield before shot, was addressed to his opponent in the last Presidential campaign, Major General Winfield S. Hancock. It was dated Friday, and related to the appointmeut recently conferred upon Col. Mitchell, one of General Hancock's aides de camp. It was friendly and pleasant in tone, and could not but have pleased the recipient. The letter in formed him that Col. Mitchell had been ap pointed assistant adjutant general of the army, and after apologizing for depriving the gen era'.'s staff of an excellent officer, concluded: "While your etaff, general, loses an ornament, the army gains an assistant adjutant general of whom it may well feel proud." Anniversary of the Landing of Win. Perm. Philadelphia, July 4. — Under the auspices of the bi-centennial association of Pennsyl. yania, Philadelphia yesterday celebrated, in the main centennial building, the 200 th anni versary of the landing of Wm. Perm and founding of the commonwealth. It is esti mated that from 100,000 to 150,000 people visited the building during the day. Col. Morton McMichael, in calliug the assemblage to order, fittingly alluded to the gloom in the minds of the people in regard to the at tempted assassination of the President. Speeches were made by Gov. Hoyt, Gen. Hooker, of Mississippi, J. R. Tucker and Minimi 'I'"* the President was improved was received with tremendous applause. A Nation's Sorrow. STANTON, VA. Stauton, Va., July 4. — The most intense sorrow prevails in this city in consequence of the President's condition. Business is almost entirely suspended and crowds arc continually gathering around the bulletin boatds. VOICES FROM TUB SOUTH, Columbus, Ga., July 4. —At a public meet ing of citizens held in the Opera house to-day the following resolution was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the chairman of this meet ing be requested to send the following as an expression of the unanimous sentiment of the community: Columbus, Ga., July 4. — Jas. G. Blame, Secretary of State: The peopl° of Columbus, 3a., in public meeting assembled, express their great abhorrence at the attempted assas sination of the President of the United States. They deplore the act as a public calamity and resent it as a national outrage. Please signify these gentiments to the President and assure him of our earnest wish for his recovery, and also express to Mrs. Garfield our warmest sympathies in her great affliction. (Signed) Martin J. Crawford, Chairman. Lynchburg, Va., July 4.— The most intense solicitude is manifested by men of all parties at the fate of the President, and nothing but a sense of horror and indignation is expressed at the great crime a gainst him and against the (KlnhE. Republic. Prayers were offered yesterday in all the churches for his speedy recovery. UNION PRAYER MEETING. Worcester, Mass., July 4. — A union prayer meeting was held to-day in Mechanics hall, 1,500 people present. Prayers were offered by leading clergymen, and Senator Hoar said all citizens feel as though their own first born was lying at the point of death. There are times when we realize most deeply what we owe to our country. This is such an occa sion No courage, no comfort, except those which come to Christian hearts from God's word, can meet our wants. All pain must find relief in some articulate cry but the only cry that can allevi ate our pain, is that cry to God which his ministers can best utter. The love of the people for the President is not misplaced. He has a great, brave, affectionate heart. He loves his country. He has a high con ception of a pure administration and if we lose him it will be the greatest single calamity except the death of Lincoln that has ever fallen on our country. Messages of Condolence. Executive Mansion, Washington, July 4. — The following telegrams are a few of hundreds of messages of sympathy and con dolence received at the executive mansion and by the secretary of State: Edenton, N. C, July 3.— His Excellency, James A. Garfield: A blind and wounded ex confederate soldier tenders his congratula tions on your improved condition, and may God raise you to presesve the peace and dignity of the nation. F. W. Bonds. Ft. Wayne, Ind., July 3.-*-To the President of the United States: The Catholic bishops of Peoria and Fort Wayne, desire to express their most sincere sympathy and most earnest wish for your speedy recovery. (Signed) i. L. Spauldino, Jos. Drainger. Vinton, July S. — Mrs. Garfield: Love, sympathy and hope. (Signed) Whietlaw Reid and Wife. Richmond, July 3.— Mrs. Garfield: We deeply sympathize with you in your 6ad afflic tion. We shall to-day send many earnest prayers for the speedy recovery of your af fectionate husband and beloved President. (Signed), - The ladies of Richmond. The followiug telegram has been received from the King of Roumania: Bucharest, July 4.— President Garfield, Washington: I have learned with the great est indignation and deplore most deeply the horrible attempt against your precious life, and beg you to accept my warmest wishes for your quick recovery. (Signed), Charles. The secretary of state has just received the following for Mr 6. Garfleld: Paris, July 4. — To Madame Garfield, Execu tive Mansion: Accept the expression of our deepest sympathy. (Signed), Outrev. BOSTON ISRAELITES. Boston, July 4.— The following dispatch was sent from the Israelites of Boston, to day: Hon. James G. Blame, Secretary of Btate: The Israelites of Boston in convention assem bled, extend their heartfelt sympathy to Presi dent Garfield, and intense indignation at the outrage committed on our honored executive. Convey our profound sorrow and tapderest sympathy to Mrs. Garfield and family. Our Drayers are fervently offered that the President may recover and live to fulfill the promise of his grafid rule at the helm of our beloved country. Edward S. Gouhton, chairman; Charles Moree, Israel Rosnoky, committee. Montreal, July 4. Hon. J. G. Blame, Sec retary of State : The manifestations of sym pathy in this city have been unusual. I have just heard *iiat the city council has adopted a resolution expressive of deep feeling by all citizens. Lat- despatches have great en couragement. J. G. Smith, Consul General. Paris, July 4.— To M. DeGeoffry, French minister, Washington : Be good enough to convey to Madame Garfleld the sentiment of sorrow and sympathy which the president and government feel. You will express to the Vice President of the United States the deep and profound grief this attempt has caused throughout all France. (Signed) Bartholemy St. Hilla:re. Foreign Sympathy. AT QUEBEC. Quebec, July 4.— ln the English cathed dral prayers were offered for the recovery of, President Garfleld. Great sympathy is ex pressed for him and his family. The hotels and offices of newspapers are besieged by anx ious inquirers for the latest bulletins. LONDON CHURCHES. London, July 4.— At the close of ths ser mon by Rev. Dr. Parker, at City Temple Congregational, Sunday, the following was offered." Resolved, That this congregation represent ing every shade of religious and political opinion/has heard with inexpressive horror of The attempt to assassinate the President of the United States.anJ most profoundly sympathizes with the Americans in this hour of national consternation and distress. Dr. Parker then asked the congregation if they approved the resolution to rise. The con gregation immediately rose en ma6se. A special prayer for recovery of President Garfleld was offered at Spurgeon's tabernacle yesterday. BRITIBH SYMPATHY. BLondon, July 4.— The Lord-Mayor, on tak ing his eeat at the gansion house to-day, gave expression to the strong sense of sympathy of the citizens of London for the distress occa sioned by the attempt on President Garfield's life. Among the persons who inquired at the American legation to-day regarding the condi tion of the President have been, the Lord- Mayor of London, Dean Stanley, Sir A. T. Gait, Canadian minister resident in England, in behalf of the Canadian Government; Judge Peabody, N. V.; Sir John A. McDonald, Ca nadian premier; Messrs McCullough and Bar rett, American actors, and the Lord Provost at Edinburg. In the House of Commons Sir 3tafferd Northcote inquired whether, in view of the anxiety rrevailing i n reference to President Garfield, the government could do anything concerning the atrocious crime. Gladstone in expressing n deep feeling of sympathy, al luded to the increasing relations with the United States, and said the latest in formation 6eemed to dampen the hope for Garlield's recovery, but we inubt trust in Providence for the best. A POSSIBLE I.OOH. The Pall Mall Gazette, in a leading article this evening, says: The indignation which, is universal wherever the English tongue is spoken, and the sympathy and interest are in tensified by the feeling that the latest victim of the assassin is separated by no wide gulf, or rank, or caste, from the people over whom he rules. The effect of the crime will not be alto gether evil. It diminishes the political signifi cance of assassination throughout the world by the exasperation it has piovoked and will, to some extent, counteract the mischief caused by the sympathy expressed by some parties with other assassins, and by the sympathy it has excited will tend to knit together the com posite population of the United States. SIGNS OF THE TIMES. London , July 4.— The bishop of Manchester preaching in the Cathedral Sunday evenine on the signs of the times said he had been startled to hear of the attempt on the life of President Garfleld. It would seem, he said, Presidents are no safer in their modest man sions than representatives of imperial despot ismencircled by thousands of guards. The world was out of order. Men did "what they would. Unbridled appetite, unchecked con tempt for the authorities and refusal to sub mit to law were signs of the times. He left it to the conscience of his hearers whether they were healthy and hopeful ones. POLIICAI< PATRONAGE. London, July 4.— The Manchester Uuardia n disucsses the idea of political conspiracy in the United States, and says American poliU cians have not come to the point of employing assassins. It seems quite sufficiently made out that Guiteau was nothing more or les than a disappointed offlceseeker. If Presiden Garfield dies it will leave a gap hard to fill. As soon as his career was known in Europe it was felt that the Chicago convention had made a true and wise choice. He was not one of those sordid, managing place hunters, who are the opprobrium of American politics. He was the right man to ffjjht a battle with them. It is hardly likely when the time comes that another mammoth Republican caucus so doubtful of issue, will throw up another man of similar integrity and proved capacity. It is curious that one phase of politics which of all oth ers needs reforming in America should be indirectly responsible for the present crime. By reforming the sys tem of patronage the Americans will best show their porrow for Garfield's death or their thankfulness for his recovery. It is not to be supposed that a perfectly sane man would at tempt such a crime, but the President's posi tion in regard to patronage is so invidous that it is only wonderful such an attempt has never been made heretofore. ITALIAN SENTIMENT. Rome. July 4.— The Liberia characterises the attempt on President Garfield as an act of barbarous vengeance which is rendered more infamous in view of the noble character and perfect uprightness of the victim. The Rcforma says it is a 6ad and short-sighted deed. RUSSIAN COMMENT. St. Petersburg, July 4.— Leading Russian newspapers express consternation at the at. tempted assassination. The Qolos says, the act was due to personal vengeance, but should the facts show a political reason, it would be necessary to bring again into prominence the question of the adoption of measures against the attempts of political assassins. The tfovve Vremya says the President is probably the victim of his honest policy. Subdued Celebration of the Nation's Birth day. NEW YORK. New York, July 4.— The joyoas nature of the 4th of July has been greatly subdued in consequence of the sad events at Washington city. The bulletins at the varieus newspaper and telegraph offices were eagerly scanned for the latest news from Washington, and at times large crowds gathered around them. This was the case at thejup town ho tels, where dispatches were posted by tele graph operators as soon as received. The eager anxiety of the crowds was marked by subdued excitement and expressed pleasure a^ every piece of favorable news was announced. MILWAUKEE. Milwaukee, July 4.— The Fourth was passed quietly; no attempt at a general cele oration, people being oppressed with the sad new 6 from Washington. Several acci dents occurred but only one fatal; a case of drowning of a man named John Harmon. PROVIDENCE. Providence, July 4. — The important celebration of thisJState was to be held m Bristol. The procession was formed ready to move when it was dismissed and the announcement made of a a religious meeting to be held at 4 p. m. PORTLAND. Portland, Me., July 4. — There is no celebration in Portland to-day. The city is very quiet and groups apparently waiting for news from "Washington. Cheyenne, Wyo., July 4.— A mass meeting of citizens was held to-day and passed resolutions expressing sorrow and sincere sympathy with the President; also commending Mrs. Garfield.. The resolutions were telegraphed to Secretary Blame by Delegate Post. Speeches were made by Governor Hoy and Chief Justice Sener, Associate Justice Peck, Gen. O. G. Brock, and all ministers of the gospel. The city had been decorated gaily for the FourUi, but the decorations have been taken down, and the people are all bowed down in sorrow. Augusta, Ga., July 4.— The city coun cil adopted resolutions of sorrow and in dignation at the attempted assassination of President Garfield, extending sympa thy to the family, and expressing the hope that the President may be spared to discharge the duties of his important and exalted office. [bordentown. Bohdentown, N. J., July 4. — This city has not celebrated the day as heretofore on account of the condition of President Garfield. Sympathy has been expressed throughout the city. Yesterday prayers were offered in all the churches for his re covery. Opinion of Medical Men. ' [The following medical ; opinions evidently refer to the bulletins prior to the one bearing date of 6 p. m.— Ed. Globe.] kiV i -ftliM^^k '"'•• 4— The last official bulletin regarding the President's condition is considered by the medical profession to be quite encouraging and significant of favora ble results. The President has been kept very quiet during the day, and not even his sons aro admitted to his room. It is considered by many that the present is the most critical period and every precaution is being taken to prevent noise or excitement of any character in or about the mansion. Dr. Bliss remarked to a cabliet officer, shortly after the 1 o'clock bulletin was issued, that there was leas eyidence of peritonitis now than when the 8 o'clock bulletin was written. An Earlier Statement. Executive Mansion, July 4, 10:50 p. m. — The physiciaus have succeeded in relieving the pain in the feet and legs of which the President this morning com plained and which was due to the injury of the nervea leading to the lower extremities. The symptoms were not regarded as being dangerous, but if allowed to continue might act unfavorably by causing restlessness. The President's condition in other respects has not changed since the date of the last official bulletin. He is now resting quietly, and his physicians continue to be cheerful and hopeful. Mrs. Garfield's Arrival. Special dispatch to the Chicago Tribune. Washington, July 3.— The green lawn ex tended from the Presidential mansion to the monument over which a half-dozen tame rab bits were playing. The foliage of the trees, fresh from the heavy raine, was glistening in the 6un. The sky even was cloudless. There was spread out from that south balcony a picture of national beauty and peace. Yet be neath these trees and over that grass sentries were walking. The horses drawing the Presi dential carriage rushed panting and foaming to the steps. Attorney General MacVeagh lifted Mrs. Garfleld from her carriage. Young James Garfleld, with his father's own forti tude, took his mother's arm as soon as she had touched the ground, embraced her, supported her up by the winding steps, speaking to her such words of cheer as the terrible facts could NO. IF6 permit. The Garfield girls were assisted by others. Mrs. Garfleld still showed TRACER OI 1 HER ILLNESS. as her boy kissed her, tears seemed starting to her eyes, but the strong will, a wife's devo tion, a consciousness of the necessity of being brave to meet her husband, all reemed to give her superhuman strength. Up these lone winding steps she walked, outwardly calm, quickly asking questions in an almost gasping breath, but with a painful, terrible, anxious look noon that wan saJdened face that nq one who witnessed it will ever forget. She was im diately taken within the President's cham ber. Meanwhile the President had heard the grating of the wheels upon the ground, and said to Postmaster-General James, who wa» holding his hand: "Bhe has come. I would like to see her alone." Mrs. Garfleld entered. All the persons left the chamber, and man and wife, in what was thought to be the death chamber, were left (done. Mrs. Garfleld could remain there but a few minutes. Her ex hausted nature asserted Itself. K>R SEVEN LONG HOURS that had seemed to her an eternity she had been hastening to Washington, unable to re ceive nourishment, suffering such agony as only those who love can know. She grew faint. The President noticed it and insisted that she should go down stairs for supper. Mrs. Garfield consented, and escorted by Col. Rookwell, sh« went to the family dining room at about 7:50 p. m. The party hardly commenced their meal when a messenger ran hastily down the private stairs and inUrlbe dining-room without ceremony, announcing that the surgeons bad said that the President was dying rapidly, and that they mnst come quickly. The party rose at once and went into Gen. Garfleld'6 room, where they found that, wh'le be was sinking rapidly, he had yet his full consciousness, as he bad all day, but he seemed to be rapidly Bearing death. At 8 o'clock he was still lower in condition, and, a few moments later still, his pulse beat at the rate of 153 a minute. The anxious group of physicians looked every minute, every second, to 6ee the sufferer breathe his last. This low condition continued for some time without change, cir cumstances which astonished the surgeons, aid, as the condition continued until toward 9 o'clock, they became hopeful. At 10 o'clock the pulse had gradu all receded to 128 beats per minute, and at last for the tlrst time since the shooting, the President fell into an easy sleep. THE CONTEST AT ALBANY A tittle flurry Caused by Democrats Neg lecting- to Tote Albany, July 4.— ln the joint convention the ballot for the short terns, combined vote stood : Potter ...27 Conkliag 16 Wheeler * 23 Crowley 4 Cornell :.,.. 6 Larklns 1 Lapham 6 Stoughton 1 Chapman 1 No choice. LONG TERM — COMBINED TOTE. Depew 33 Kernan 24 Cornell 11 Crowley 10 Vance :.... 1 North 1 Lapham I Adams 1 Platt 1 During this vote it was noticed that the Democrats did not vote. Alvord called for the absentees, and said, members of this con vention, in the shadow of the great calamity resting on the country, who sought to defeat the election of a United States Senator by re fusing to vote, were in contempt. Bogao said if he believed he could defeat the election of Republican Senators by withholding his vote, he would withhold it. Hurd stated he was paired with Willis, but he believed it was on a leading candidate , therefore if his vote was needed for a quorum he would vote. It was not found necessary for him to vote. The chair d-cided no choice had been made and the convention adjourned. No talk to-night about the Senators hip, nothing but the condition of President Gar field. No one knows anything about what's to be done by the legislature, and all say the voting will continue as it has until there i* a result one way or the other in the President's case. The anxiety and great sorrow at the event does not abate. Everybody 6hows great distress of mind. NOTABLE TROTTING CIRCUIT. The Great Stallion Race at Rochester - A Grand Struggle Won by France* Al exander. Rochester, N. V., July 4.— The $10,000 stallion race at the driving park proved a grand success, as the races proved profitafile to the participatros. Rains in the morning made the track heavy, and all agree bat for this Smuggler's best stallion time, 2:15,\ would have been beaten, as four of the hotly contested heats were trotted better than 2:20- Summart. Purse $10,608; $5,000 to first, $2,51i0 to second, $1,500 to third and $1,000 to fourth. France's Alexander 122121 McGregor, 2 112 3 3 3 Banta Clave 5473112 Harris 4 3646r0 Wedgewood .' 7 7 3 5 4 ro Bonesetter 3 6 5 6 7 ro Monroe Chief 6 5 4 7 5 ro Voltaire, (drawn) Independe, " Time, 2:19, 2:19, 2:l9stf, 2:1tf^,2:21, 2:23, 2:23%. The last heat was only finished at 7:30 in the evening, and great excitement prevailed, tbe three leading trotters having each won two heats. The stallion McGregor had been fixed to win by the sports, and his deteat lost them many thousands of dollars. Near the close of the third heat Hannes and Bonesetter, while nearly abreact, broke together and came in collision, and Bonesetter's sulkey was 1 overturned, and the driver McCarthy slfghtly injured. Trotting at Hartford, Ct. Hartford, July 4.— At Charter Oak each race wa* decided in three straight heats. In the 2:24 class Meizz was the winner in 2:25)* , 2:25 V , 2:25* . The 2:27 class was won by Clingstone; time, 2:23^, 2:23 * , 2:22* .In clflsa 2:35 Screwdriver won; time, 2:39)*', 2:38 i , 2:36 W • Steve Maxwell made two un successful attempts to beat his two mile rec ord of 2:48^. Best time to-day, 2:51 * . Billy D with running matt, in trying his mile in 2:14 V , made no better time than 2:24 v. Safe Blown Open. During Sunday night the safe in the carpen ter shop of Chas. Leonard, on Jackson street near Eighth, was blown open by cracksmen. A hole was drilled in the top of the safe and powder and a fuse inserted, and the top of the safe actually blown off. Fortunately there was nothing of value to the thieves in the safe, but they took some papers of value to Mr. Leonard only. Traveling Men's Reunion. The Traveling Men's association concluded a reunion of several days at Mmnetonka by a hop at the Park house last evening. During the afternoon a dinner with toasts and re sponses was served. An elegant silver ser vice was presented to Secretary Chase by the association. Fir* This Moraine The dwelling occupied by James Melady, owned by Mrs. Millet, on Fifth between Minnesoto and Cedar streets, was partly burned thie morning. "Three Man DrownedarMlnnetonka. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] Watzata, July 4.— At half past 11 to-night four colored waiters belonging to the Hotel St. Louis went out in a skiff and three were drowned.