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The Death Bed Scene it Elton.
Cabinet at Lone Braacli and Arthur
The Struggle Ended.
Elperon, N. J., Sept. 19.— President dead.
Elbekon', N. J., Sept. 19. — The president
died at 10:35. From what can be ascertained
his death was from sheer exhaustion. Mr.
Warren Young, assistant to Private Secretary
Brown, brought the news from the cottage at
ten minutes before 11 o'clock. The first in
dication that anything serious had occurred
was the appearance of a messenger at
Elberon hotel, who obtained a carriage and
drove rapidly off. It was supposed he had
gone to summon the members of the cabinet,
who left here about 9:30 to-night. Attorney
General MacVeagh notified Vice President Ar
thur of the president's death.
His Last Moments.
New VoßK,Bept.l9.--A Telegram extra says,
at the president's bedside, holding his poor,
emaciated hand in her own and watching with
anguish unutterable the fast vanishing shreds
of life, sat the faithful, devoted wife. During
the closing hours of the president's career,
around him were weeping friends and the
physicians, lamentidg their powerlessness, in
the presence of the dark angel of death
Toward the laet the mind of the sufferer
wandered. He was
amid those scenes where the happiest hours
of his life were spent. He sat in the dear old
home again, with his loved ones arpund him —
his aged mother so proud of her big
boy, his faithful wife, and beloved chil
dren. It was a blissful dream that
and rendered thed ying man for a moment un
conscious of the cruel rendering of his once
vigorous frame that was constantly goin? on.
The moan of the restless ocean mingled with
the sobs of the loved ones, as the lamp of
life flickered and went out forever.
Kearly everyone around the president
clung to hope to the last, and refused to
believe the approach of death till the shadow
deepened and the destroyer's presence could be
no longer unfelt. Flags hang at half mast
from every house on Ocean avenue and the
gaisty of this favorite watering place is fol
lowed by the deepest gloom. The struggle is
over «nd death is the victor.
The Cabinet at the Cottage
Elberon, N. J., Bept. 19., 11:15 p. m.—
The cabinet have just arrived and gone in a
body to Fraacklyn Cottage. All arc here ex
cept Blame and Lincoln. Gen. MacVeagh has
telegraphed them of the president's death.
Great excitement prevails here and particulars
cannot be obtained. The guard around the
cottage have been doubled, and no one is per
mitted to approach it. The government has
taken [possession of the only telegraph line
which is connected at Elberon, and it will be
almost impossible to get further details to
nleht, as we are shut off from all communi
cation with the cottage and its inmates.
How He IHi <l.
Elberon, N. J., Sept. 19, 11:20 p. m.—At
torney Genertl MacVeagh has just come to
Elberon hotel from Franklyn cottage and made
the following statement : "I sent my dis
patch to Mr. Lowell at 10 p. m. Shortly be
fore that Dr. Bliss had seen the president and
found his pulse at 106 beats per minute, and
all the conditions were then promising a quiet
night. The doctor asked the president
if he was feeling uncomfortable in aiay
way. The president answered, not at all
and shortly afterwards went asleep and Dr.
Bliss returned to his room across the hall
from that occupied by the president. Cols.
Swaim and Rockwell remained with the presi
dent. About fifteen minutes after 10 the presi
dent awakened and remarked to Col. Swaim he
was suffering great pain and placed his hand
over his heart. Dr. Bliss was summoned and
when he entered the room he found the
president substantially without pulse
and the action of his heart was almost
indistinguishable. He said at once the presi
dent was dying and directed Mrs. Garfield be
called, also the doctors. He remained in a
dyieg condition until 10:35, when he was
pronounced dead. He died of some trouble
of the heart, supposed to be neuralgia, but
at of course is uncertain. I notified Gen.

Arthr and sent a dispatch to Blame and Lin
coln, who are en route from Boston to-night
The cabinet is now at 10:30 p. m., in consul
Official Announcement to Vice President
Loxo Branch, Sept. 20, 12:25 a. m.—At
torney General MacVeagh has just sent the
following to Vice President Arthur: It be
comes our painful duty to inform you of the
death of President Garfield and to advise you
to take the office as President of the United
States without further delay. If it concurs
with your judgment we will be very glad if
you will come here on the earliest train to
morrow morning. (Signed)
Wm. Windom, Secretary of the Treasury.
W. H. Hunt, Secretary of the Navy.
Thos. L. James, Postmaster General.
Wayne MacVeagh, Attorney General.
S. J. Kirk* ood, Secretary of the Interior.
Threats of Lynching Guiteau.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 19.— The talk of
lynching Guiteau has been revived here, and
as the news from the president grows worse,
the threats are louder. In the crowds around
the bulletins it is not uncommon to hear men
•ay that if the news that the president is dead
should prove true, they were in favor of taking
Guiteau from jail and hanging him immediate
ly. This sentiment finds supporters, but there
does not seem yet to be any organized prepara
tions towards putting this threat into execu
tion. The authorities realize that there may be
danger and have quietly taken meas
ures to prevent any successful
attempt to drag Guiteau from
jail. Military forces are kept ready for imme
diate use, and the militia of the district are
ready to respond to a call if they are needed.
It would be a difficult job for a mob to reach
the interior of the jail, even if there
were no armed resistance. It is a solid building
and well guarded. There is a belief, however,
that if the news of the president's death comes
here at night, while most of the population
it on the streets, that it would not require
much to rally a crowd for an attempt to at
tack the jail to get Guiteau.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Washington, Sept. 19.— Some apprenen
sions were felt that after the news of the pres
ident's death reached here, some disturbance
might be created at the jail. A visit there re
vealed the fact that nothing unusual had hap
pened. There were twenty-three soldiers and
a number of policemen on guard.
Mournful Bells.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 19.— The few peo
ple on the street when the news of the presi
dent's death was received were shocked be
yond measure. The governor has ordered the
usual military salute to be fired. Bells are
tolling and the state house ami other public
buildings will be draped in mourning.
Special from Nashville, Term., Sept. 19.—
News of the president's death was received
with ; great sorrow. The city bells are tolline
and the flag on the state capitol is at hali
New York, Sept. 19, 11:15 p. m.— The bell?
of this city and neighboring cities are beinp
Albany, N. V., Sept. 19. — On announce
ment of the death of the President the bells oi
this city were tolled. Great sorrow is expres
sed by the people, numbers of whom were cd
the streets until a late hour. Arrange
ments are being made to drape the public
buildings and flags are at half mast.
Richmond, Va., Sept. 19. — Immediately
on receipt of the news of the president's death
the bells commenced tolling. The mournful
sounds conveyed the sad intelligence through
out the city and created, considering the late
ness of the hour, considerable stir and excite
Comments of the Press.
Chicago, Sept. 19.— The Times has a col
uran of editorial chiefly devoted to a sketch of
the wonderful career of the late President Gar
field. It says: The most important incident
of his five months' administration, was that
to which he owes his death — the contest with
Mr. Conkling. Throughout his career
he bore himeelf with a firmness and
dignity which 6erved to confirm the
public confidence and gave promise that in the
discharge of his high trust he would not fail
to remembei what was due to his own self
respect and to the office of chief magistrate.
In closing this brief review it is hardly worth
while to recall the fierce assaults made from
time to time on his character. No public man
in this country escapes such attacks. In most
cases it must unhappily be confessed they are
well deserved. To say General Garfield erred
at times is but to say he was human, but the
proof that his errors were corrupt or criminal
has never been produced. The fact that after
twenty-two years of public service,
most of them years in which
the accumulation of wealth was easy, and the
temptations for public men were constant,
and that he was still a poor man when chosen
president, must be accepted by the candid
mind as conclusive proof ef
his integrity. He served his
country well ana faithfully according to the
lights of his conscience gave him, and will be
held in grateful remembrance for that service
and for the manifestation of a high purpose
which he has not been spared to execute, to
rescue the executive office from the degraded
position into which it had fallen in the hands
of his predecessors.
New York, Sept. 20. — The reaper of death
gathers the bravest and the best. After a
struggle which has kindled the admiration of
the world for his heroic manhood President
Garfield has gone to the still heights where
crime and pain come not. He looks down
upon a mourning nation which he
hoped to help by a wise discharge of
duty. Worthier men than Abraham Lincoln
James A. Garfield this country has never
seeu in high station, and each was taken early
in the term of power and in the prime of man
hood. Time and poverty, hard life and iron
fortune, had notput out the fire of their gen
erous natures. The deadly bullet of many bat
tles had missed Gen. Garfield,
but the shot of the assassin took
each from a sorrowing nation. The presi
dent's death will cause less of a shock, but
far more sorrow than if he had been shot
dead the 2nd of July. There was time to learn
that the government cannot be shaken by the
death of any man, however high, great or
good, but there has been time, too, to learn
how great and good a man was Garfleld.
Elected to the presidency by the votes
of the people last November the
great nation holds him in its heart of hearts,
and there he will live forever. He is president
no more. Only four months he held the
helm, but the work done in that short time
will bless the land for ages . No other admin
istration has ever done more for the good of
the country than this which had just beguu
lhe cold and passionless verdict of history,
though it may find fault, will place his name
afar toward the highest in the list of human
Nxw Yobk, Sept. 19.— The Herald : In his death
the warm hopes and sympathizing aspirations of the
whole people are all painfully disappointed, and the
expectation of his recovery, se warmly cherished for
so long a tine, adda now to the pangs of the
public regret All American', of
whatever religious faith and whatever
politics, Democrats who opposed, and Republicans
who reluctantly supported his election, shocked all be
by the bloody deed whi h laid him low, have watched
during these tedious weeks around the bedside ol
the patient and uncomplaining sufferer, with cordia
admiration for his cheerful, manly endurance, and
with sincere prayers he migat be restored to health
and his official duties. Indeed the whole civilized world
jhas watched and prayed with them. But it was not
'to be. The hand of the murderer was too deadly
land at last his victim has perished, and yet the long
Leriod of the president's illness has not been lost .
rjrhe people have learned a precious lest on in these
days of intense sympathy and doubting hope. Abovt
all it has prepared them all for a hearty acquit ecenc<
in the fact which removes the preMden
a".:l brings in his successor. Thus the change
which two months ago would have been received b3
many with a considerable degree of nofriendly am
even hostile feeling, will now be consummated wltl
ibe entire assent of all parties.
But while we do not rebel at the advent of the ne«
administration, every American will fee!
airoself bereaved by Garneld'a death Fairlj
elected to be preside t, he waa attacked in the dis
charge of that great representative office Whet
ac was struck by the assasgiu, then you and I and
*.ll of us fell down, and bis remains will be borne U
their last reding place attended by the unanimouf
and heartfelt sorrow of 80,(00,000 of freemen.
[The following reports show the condition of the
president throughout the diy, and also the sudden
ness of the final summons when it came. Th»
bulletin at 10:10 p. m. gave hope for life at least
another day, aud twenty minut.s after it waa Issued
tbe wires were carrying the words, "President
Dead."— Ed Globe j
Morning Bulletin.
Elbekon, Sept. 19, 10 a in.— (official)— The
condition of the president this morning con
tinues unfavorable. Shortly after the issue
of the evening bulletin he had a chill lasting
fifteen minutes. The febrile rise following
continued until 12, midnight, during which
time his pulse ranged from 112 to 130. The
sweating that foil© wed was quite profuse.
The cough which was troublesome during
the chill, gave him but little annoyance the
remainder of the night. This motning at 8
a. m.the temperature was 98. 8, pulse 106 and
feeble, respiration 22. At 8:30 another chill
came on, on account of which the dressing
was postponed. A bulletin will be issued at
12:30 p. m.
(Signed) D. W. Bliss,
D. H. Agnew.
Noon Bulletin.
Elberon, Sept. 19, 12:30 p. m.— The follow
ing official bulletin has just been issued: The
chill from which the president was suffering
at the time the morning bulletin was issued
lasted fifteen minutes, and was followed by a
febrile rise of temperature and sweating. He
has slept much of the time, but his general
condition has not materially changed since.
Temperature 98.2, pulse 104, respiration 20.
(Signed) D. W. Bliss,
D. H. Agnew.
Severe Rigor.
Elberon, Sept. 19, 9:50 a. m.— The rigor
of this morning lasted twenty minutes and
was severe. The president is reported as
having slept some since it subsided, but he ie
now awake and has taken a small quantity of
nourishment. The frequency of the chills oc
casions great anxiety. Dr. Bliss is of opin
ion that if the rigors continue for forty-eif»bi
hours the president cannot live, and it is quite
possible he will die in one of the chills. Dr.
Boynton says that during the prevalenca of
:he rigor the president's pulse went up to
143 beats, and was very feeble. At this hour
it has decreased to about 140 beats. The pa
tient is extremely weak and there is cause for
;reat alarm.
Decidedly Gloomy.
Elberon, Sept. 19, 10:40 a. m.— Dr. Agnew
;ays the situation at this time is decidedl
gloomy, and could not well be worse. The
president has not rallied as usual from the ef
fects of the rigor. Much excitement pre
vails and the gravest fears are entertained, and
justly so.
Vice President Arthur.
Elberon, Sept. 19, 1 p. m. — It can be stat
ed on the authority of the cabinet officers now
here that Vice President Arthur has not been
summoned, and that no action regarding his
coming here has been talked of. He has been
advised regularly of the president's condition
flora here as he was from Washington. Sec
retary Blame is said to be still in Augusta,
Me., and has been kept well informed of the
president's condition. Secretary Lincoln is
expected to arrive to-night or to-morrow.
Evening Bulletin.
Elber«n, N. J., Sept. 19, 6 p. m.— Though
the gravity of the president's condition con
tinues, there has been no aggravation of the
symptoms since the noon bulletin was issued.
He has slept most of the time, coughing but
little and with ease. The sputa remains «n-
I'haaged. A sufficient amount of nourish
ment has been taken and retained. Tempera
ture 98, pulse 102, respiration 18.
Sleeping Quietly.
Elberon, Sept. 19, 10:10 p. m.— The Presi
dent thus far has passed a comfortable night.
He is now sleeping, with pulse at 120, and no
indications of another chill.
Extreme Weakness.
Long Branch, Bept. 19 —Dr. Boynton this
forenoon said the prssident passed the most,
quiet night he has experienced since he wag
shot. The reason for it can readily be ac
counted for by the extreme weaknese of the
patient. He is fearfully weak and debilitated,
but the doctor explained this occurred on ac
count of the rigor. It appears that the chill
came on while the morniug dressine was in
progress, and the dressing had to be stopped.
The patient complained of feeling
cold and almost immediately was attacked
with severe shaking. During the time the
chill prevailed Dr . Bliss 6ays vomiting and
severe retching occurred. The rigor was of
twenty minutes duration. After it passed off
the patient become comparatively comfortable
and partook of nourshment, and his pulse
fell about three beats, to 140. While the chill
was on his pulse was 143 and very feeble.
Dr. Bliss briefly summed up the situation as
decidedly critical. He 6aid there was no doubt
but the rigors were the result of extended
complications in the right lung aided, of
course, by the exhausted condition of the
president, which has been caused by blood
Dr. Boynton expects the patient to rally
from the effects of the morning's rigor, but
idmits there is cauee for the gravest appre
hension. He says the chills may continue for
gome time without serious results. It is
now agreed by all the surgeons that the rigors
are the result of lung trouble and the pyaemic
condition of the blood.
Dr. Agnew pronounces the case decidedly
Hope Abandoned in Washington.
Washinston, Sept 19.— At noon the fol
lowing dispatch was received at the war de
partment from Attorney General MacVeagh,
at Long Branch: "Another chill at 10:30 a.
m., and outsiders look for death at any mo
ment. The doctors try to dispel this feeling,
but without avail."
A few moments later the attorney general
sent the following: "Chills still continue.
Pulse now 140 and growing weaker. " Every
body here in Washington has abandoned all
hope, and news of the president's death is ex
pected at any time.
The Lung Troubles.
Long Branch, Bept. 19.— Dr. Bliss has
made a statement as to the origin and prog
ress of the president's lung troubles. He said
the lung trouble began with hypostatic con
gestion, caused in part by his being in a re
cumbent position, and because his side was
injured by the wound. Their attention was di
reeled to the lungs weeks ago. They care
fully examined it frequently, both by osculta
tion and percussion, and found the area and
extent of dullness. This was previous to
suppuration of the parotid gland. The paro
tid swelling caused an inflammation which
entered from the gland to the mucous mem
brane of the throat and larynx, and afterward
invaded the bronchial passages, and was at
tracted to the right lung rather than the left,!
because the injury was on that side, and there;
was a slight congestion . Then these two con-j
ditions met in the right lung. There was!
finally added to that blood poisoning, which
in the course of time, was sufficient to devel
op in the right lung an abscess. This was not
developed until within three or four day 6.
As to the president's condition Dr. Bliss
says, it is very bad. He has a chance. If" he
should die, the doctor does not expect he will
die within a day or two. Unless embitism
should set in he might live a week. His vi
jtality and reserve powers are enormous. They
are perfectly wonderful. Dr. Agnew and
himself both remarked that notwithstanding
the bad history of the case, yet when one en-j
tered the room and saw the firm, reliant ex-j
pres9ion upon the president's face, and his
manner of speaking, it was enough, the doctor
said, to take one almost off his feet. Dr. Blise
concluded by saying, "hope is buried only in
the grave."
MacVeagh to Arthur.
New York, Sept. 19.— Vice-President Ar
thur has received the following from the at
torney general: Elberon, 10 a.m. — Vics-Presi
dent C. A. Arthur, N. V.: It is impossible to
conceal from ourselves that the president is
rapidly growing worse. The two chills
which have occurred within 14 hours, warn
us to be prepard for any affliction with which
God in his mercy may afflict.
(Sigued), MacVeagh.
Cannot Last Long.
Elbekon, N. J., Sept. 19, 6:40 p. m.— ln
an interview with a representative of the as
sociated press a few moments ago, Attorney
General McVeagh said there were no new
grouuds for hope and tbe president could not
last long in his preasant weak condition. He
is weaker now than at any time, and the at
torney general has grave apprehensions. The
mind of the president has been perfectly clear
all day. There is no reason now to believe he
will have another chill. The attorney general
says he understands every precaution has been
taken during the day to prevent the recurrence
of rigors.
At 6:30 Miss Mollie Garfleld was walking
on the lawn with several ladies.
MacVeagh to Lowell.
Elberon, Sept. 19.— At 10 o'cleck to-night
the following was sent Lowell by Attorney
General MacVeagh: The president had an
other chill of considerable severity this morn
ing, which following so soon after the chill
last evening, left him very weak indeed. His
pulse became more frequent and feeble than
at any time since he recovered
from the immediate shock of the wound,
and his general condition is more alarming
During the day his system has reacted to some
extent, and he passed the afternoon and even
ing comfortably. At this hour he is resting
quietly, and no disturbance is expected during
the night. There is, however, no gain what
ever in strength, and there is therefore no de
crease of anxiety.
(Signed) MacVeagh.
Touching Scene in the Sick Boom,
[Special Telegram to the" Globe.]
Chicago, Sept. 19.— The Morning News
Long Branch special says: A cabinet officer
tells me a most pathetic incident of the sick
room. The president was lying quietly in
bed when his daughter Mollie entered the
room to see her father. The air in the room
was rather close and the poor girl - was so af
fected by her feelings that she became giddy
and fainted. She fell to the floor before any
one could assist her, and in so doing struck
the beadstead, slightly injuring her head.
The president was conscious and noticing her
fall, said: "Poor Mollie." . She fell like a
log. •".-■v/,- ; '-'.i"- ;;
Same correspondent telegraphs the News
that the president may not live but a few
hours. Dr. Agnew said there was absolutely
no further room for hope, and the end was
only a matter of a short time. ... .
•]- . The Feeling in Washington.
Washington, Sept. 19.— -The excitement
over the president's condition is greater to
night than at any time since he was taken to
Long Branch. The streets are thronged, tbc
population ~ apparently : being out, anxiously
seeking for the latest news. There is no longer
any feeling of hope, though some are inclined
to cling to the , probability that . remains as
long as : life lasts. Crowds linger around the
bulletins and discuss the case, and expres
sions show that the public is prepared to hear
of his death at anytime. It is believed here
that should he die his remains will be brought
here and laid in stat« at the capitol. Natural
ly there are speculations as to the
especially as to the senate organization.
Among the Democrats the belief prevails that
the Democratic senators will, in the event of
the president's death, first elect a president
pro tern, and immediately proceed to effect an
organization of the senate before admitting
the two senators elected from New
York, and the senator who will
be. ■ appointed •■ to succeed General
Bum side. Should the Democrats take this
course they would be able to maintain the or
ganization, provided Senator Davis, of Illinois,
voted with them. Senator Davis' vote would
give the Democrats thirty-eight to thirty-eight
Republicans, including Senator Mahone, who
will no doubt vote with the Republicans.
There is a rumor of the Democrats proposing
to make Davis, of Illinois, president of the
senate, but it - cannot •. be::..-, traced
to any authentic source. One, a Democratic
senator, who was in : Washington yesterday,
said he was opposed to playing any grab game
to get the senate organization that he would
rather give it to the Republicans than take any
undue advantage to get it. He talked as
though he will refuse to go into any move
ment for organization of the senate until after
all senators entitled to seats shall have been
admitted. ••. -.-.:.
■.';) :•:■:... Condolence. ; .
London, Sept. 19.— Lowell, the American
minister, has received a telegram from the]
queen, expressing the grief of herself and fam
ily at the discouraging accounts regarding
President Garfleld, and requesting that all in
telligence concerning his condition be for
warded immediately to Balmoral. ?
Guiteau's Trial.
New York, Sept. 19.— The Long Branch?
correspondent of the Brooklyn Eagle says it 4
is ascertained from the sheriff of Monmouthl
county if the president dies here Guiteau will j
have to be brought here at once before the!
coroner's jury. 7 The coroner must view, the j
body and let it go, but Guiteau must be pro
duced at once.. New Jersey law is very strict!
ou that point and Jerseymen evidently want
Guiteau. : " -/,'. ;-;.; •;.-:
Secretary Blame. .
Augusta, Me., Sept. 19.— Secretary Blame
and wife left this afternoon for Long - Branch.
The Xews in St. Paul .
The president died at 10:35 last night, New
York time.; At 10:15, St. Paul time, two sin-'
--gle words— "President dead" — had reached the]
Globe office. 'The; sad intelligence was im-;j
mediately bulletined, and until long after]
midnight crowds gathered in front of the'
office c to read. the fateful words, "The Presi-i
dent is Dead." Expressions of sorrow were]
mingled with execrations for the assassin,
and as far as the community were informed a
general gloom existed. By direction of Mayor
Rice the City hall bell was tolled for half an
hour between 11 and 12 o'clock, and -as the
mournful peals rang out upon the night air,
they conveyed the intelligence of the calamity
to the city. The crowds at the hotels and up
on the streets and - places ; of resort were sol
emn and sad, feeling the presence of a per
sonal grief, and though the event was not un
expected, the blow came with stunning force.
The city and state joins with the whole coun
try in mourning the national bereavement.
Boston, ' Sept. 9.— Secretary. Blame and
wife, and Secretary Lincoln and wife, arrived
in this city and left at 11 o'clock for Long
Branch. : >. r > ;>f-;l * , ..
A Slick Sneak Thief Ran Down at St.
Louis- A Wide Stretch of Territory
Swept by Forest Fires in California—
Miscellaneous, . '
St. Louis,- Sept. 19.— Yesterday the police
arrested Bartley Kelly, alias Egan, one of the
most efficient and best known sneak men in
the country. On the 12th or 13th of this
month* the St. Louis National bank was robbed
of nearly $10,000 of its » bank notes. " The
president of the bank had been signing the
bills, and left them on his desk. When he
returned, the • notes were gone. He had
noticed a man lounging near the door in
a suspicious manner, and concluded the
notes had been stolen by the sneak
thief. I The police were notified with a de
scription of the notes stolen. They were
marked with the letters "A," "B," or "C,"
with serial numbers from 5,142 to 5,199 in
clusive, of $10 each, and notes with letter "A,"
with serial numbers 5,142 to 5,199 inclusive,
for $20. Kelly, the thief, was spotted on the
streets by a detective yesterday and arrested.
A visit was made t$ his residence, where a lot
of valuables were found, including a certifi
cate of deposit for the sum of $3,000,
payable to the order of Bartley Kelly or Bridg
et Kelly; a gold watch and chain, five dia
mond studs, three watch chains and $750 in
cash and a dark lantern. The woman, Bridg
et Kelly, whose name appears on the certifi
cate, lives with him, and is represented as his
wife. , The detectives believe Kelly committed
the robberies.
San Francisco, Sept. 19.— Forest fires in
Marion county spreading with increased
rapidity have burned over the Thockmorton
ranche cf 16,000 acres. The flames to-day ex
tended up the northern slope of Mt. Tamal
pars to the summit, where a force of men are
trying to prevent the fire going down the sea
ward side. , The town of Samleto is threaten
ed. If the fire extends over Mt. Tamalpars
there is nothing to stop it till the ocean is
reached, a distance of fifteen miles of heavily
timbered country. But few houses have been
destroyed so far. The country is thinly in
habited, at Summit station. On the Pacific
Coast railroad the flames jumped a space of
half a mile, or else a new fire was started by
an incendiary and another large section is en
dangered. So far some 10,000 acres have
been burned over, a large part of which is
valuable timber lands. - ;- -:. -j> •:^= -.•• ..-..->; ;
Cincinnati, Sept. ; 10.— The Times-Star
special says a lamp exploded last night in the
millinery store of Miss Irene Hull, Texarkana,
Ark. The fire spread, destroying a block of
buildings. . Loss $60,000.
Chicago, : Sept. . 19.— Ida Stern has been
missing from her home since Tuesday, when
she was seen walking with her drunken hus
band, A. Stern, twelve miles southwest of the
city. Stern, having said he had on that occa
sion shot and killed her, was arrested yesterday,
but he then asserted he only made that state
ment to worry her relations, and said he was
unable to account for her disappearance. His
answers to questions were unsatisfactory. - He
insists now that his wife will turn up. Care
ful investigation is being made by the police.
The Democratic! State Central Committee has des
ignated Thursday, October 6, at 12 o'clock m., us the
t!me for the Democratic State Convention to meet
in • St. Paul, to place in nomination candidates for
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, Sec
retary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Bail
road Commissioner, Three Associate Justices of the
Supreme Court, and Clerk of the Supreme Court
' The basis of representation will be one delegate
for each 150 votes or major fraction thereof cast for
Gen: Hancock The several comities will be entitled
to the following number of delegates : ■ *;Sr..S ' ■ -
Aitkin ................ 1 Meeker.. 4
A.noia i MilleLacs.... 11
Becker......'.- 1 Morrison 4
Benton 2 Mo*er ."....'. 6
Kig Stove a Murray 1
Blue Earth ......12 Nicollet 6
Brown ...'. 5 Nobles :.'...... :..-2
Oarlton 1 Olmsted 10
Oarver 8 Otter Tail...* ....;. f
Oasn 1 Pembina 2
Chippewa 1 Pi c 1
Ohisago, 2 Pipe Stone )
Clay '.............. 2 Polk ...-. .4
■ ottonwood 1 >ope I
Crow Wing..... 2.8/unsey .........31
Dakota 12 Redwood 1
Dodge 4 Benville 4
Douglass .: 2 Rice .... 12
Fanbault ...". 6 Book 1
Fibmore .; 6 St. Louis ... . ....... 8
Freebom '. 4 Scott. ...........12
Goodhue 9 Shfrbnrne 3
Grant I Siblty ...; 7
Bennepin '. 23 Steams 16
Houston 9 Steele 6
Isauti 1 Stevens..... .....8
Jackson 1 Swi't.... 4
Kanabeo. 1 Todd 2
Kan iiyohi 1 Traverse 1
Kittson 1 Wabishaw .'....12
LacquiParle 1 Wadena 1
Lake... 1 Waseoa 6
Le 8ueur..... ...:... 13 Washington.. 10
Lincoln 1 Watonw&a ........ 1
Lyon.... 1 Wilkin 1
McLeod... 7 Winona... ../. 17
Mar-hall 1 Wright ......9
Martin.. 1 Yellow Medicine. 1
'r';S.\T P. H. KKLX.X, Chairman.
Resolution of Sympathy.
The following resolution was adopted at the
meeting of the committee on the Sth inst. and
ordered published in connection with the call:
Eesolved, That in behalf of the Democracy of
Miuiie -oti we desire to express our deep abhoreeuce
of the infamous crime which lias brought the presi
dent to death's Hoot, and that while earnestly hop
ing he may survive bis terrible injuries, we tender
our profound sympathy to the wife and children,
{whose impending affliction overshsdowa tha national
] Guilmant, whose music comprises the or
fgan selections at Mr. Baldwin's next recital,
sis the most distinguished virtuozo and coru
[poser of the Freijch school, and this oppor
tunity of hearing some of his best worl-i
'should not ba lost. They are of a character
ipleasing to all. Miss May Thurston, the
|charmiag soprano, will render the vocal num
bers, aud Mr. T. A. Tinkham a violin soli).
[The recital will be given Thursday evening :it
,8 o'clock. _^
The Golden Gates Restaurant.
In establishing this beautifully fitted and (
admirably conducted restaurant, Mr. Cald-j
jwell has supplied the city with a much neeefcd'
improvement, as it is far in advance of any!
ever before founded here. It is conveniently
[located ai Nos. 348, 350 and 352 Jackson'
> street, where town people and strangers can
avail themselves of it. Every luxury in
[the market is first on the Golden Gates table,
[temptingly cooked by Mr. R. Kelly, the best
fcook in the Northwest. Besides the restaur-j
!^ant for gentlemen on the first floor, there are
[pleasant, cozy private rooms up-stairs, air
r managed in fine shape by Mr. Charles Camp- i
i'bell. "
Kavanagh'g Great Real Estate Sale.
P. T. Kavanagh, ti>e well known and highly sue
! ceseful auctioneer, announces this morning a sale
|f of $100,000 worth of real estate, being the estate of
' the late J. O. Ramsey. Investors wil! do well to re*d
! his au;ioau emeut aud secure catalogues of the
•property, which is very eligibly located, ,
5:00 A.M.
Oath AflmioiM at 3:15 This
The Oath of Office Administered to Arthur.
New Yobk, Sept. 20, 3:15 a. m.— ln accord
ance with a dispatch received from the cabi
net in regard to taking the oath of office, mes
sengers were 6ent to different
judges of the supreme court. The
first to put in an appearance was Judge J. R.
Brady, who was closely folio we'd by Justice
Donahue. The party consisting of the vice
president and judges named, besides District
Attorney Rollins, Elihu Root and the
elder son of the new president, assem
bled in the front parlor of No.
1230 Lexington avenue, Gen. Arthur's
ressidence when the oath of office was ad
ministered and he became President of the
United States. The president has not signi
fied his Intention as to when he will visit the
capitol. He declined being interviwed as to
his fnture course.
Official Bulletin of the Death.
Elbekon, N. J., Sept. 19, 11:15 p. ».— The
following official bulletin has just been issued:
Elberon, N. J., Sept 19, 1881, 11:30 p. m.—
The president died at 10:35 p. m. After the
bulletin issued at 5:30 this evening he con
tinued in much the same condition
as during the afiernoon, his
pulse varying from 102 to 106, with
rather increased force and volume. After
taking nourishment he fell into a quiet sleep.
About 35 minutes before death and while
asleep his pulse rose to 120 and was somewhat
more feeble. At ten minutes after 10 o'clock
he awoke complaining of severe pai n over the
region of the heart and at last immediately
became unconscious and ceased to breathe at
(Signed) D. W. Bliss,
F. H. Hamilton,
D. Hates Agkew.
The Scene at Elberon.
New Yore, Sept. 19. — From the Times: A
Long Branch dispatch says the president died
at 10:35 to-night. All evening his condition
was thougnt more comfortable. There was
a feeling of congratulation on all sides that
he escaped another rigor which had
been anxiously feared since
the chill of morn. Dr. Boynton arrived early
in the evening, and even talked a little hope
fully, and the people at the hotels prepared to
retire at the usual hour, having almo at no
fear of a serious change before morning. At
10 o'clock Secretary Brown's cottage was
dark and apparently deserted. A few
of the more vigilant newspaper men
sat talking in the Elberon piazza, Dr. Boynton
amongthem. At 10:20 a colored messenger
called Dr. Boynton out in the dark and whis
pered to him excitedly. The doctor then
turned back to the group of reporters, the
president is sinking very rapidly, he said, and
disappeared in the gloom across
the lawn toward the president's cot
iage. In a minute the scene
had changed. There was hurrying about the
house and word was quickly sent to the end
of Long Brunch that the president was gieatlyj
worse. At 10:30 Capt. Ingalls came across
from the cottage slowly as if nothing
was wrong, and when questioned,
answered very quickly, "I was
just sent by the officer of the guard
jto send one of my men to camp surgeon for
mustard for application to the president's
body. The reporters went out on the lawn as
far as the guard lines to wait for tidings. The
report that mustard had been sent for pointed
to the recurrence of another rigor. A voice
was heard saying
It was Warren Young, one of the secretaries,
who spoke. In an instant the little telegraph
office in Elberon was surrounded, and there
was a shower of bulletins thrown on
two paralyzed operators. No more than'
the simple announcement of the daathj
could be sent off, as the government at once
took exclusive use of the telegraph offices at
Elberon. No personal dispatches were sent.
Warren Young sent the first official announce
ment oil to Washington and to Mentor. The
president had been dead half an hour, when at
11:11, Secretarys WinJom, Hunt and James
arrived from the West End. They went into
the hotel office and were met
by MacVeagh, who led them away to the cot
tage. At 11:55 the members of the cabinet
were at Frauklyn cottage, engaged in consul
tation. A great crowd was outside for fur
ther news, and the excitement is intense.
when he felt the death pang at him were: "I
am suffering great pain, and I fear the end is
near." The lateness of the hour at which
news of the President's death was received,
prevented it being generally knawn except in
the principal hotels, clubs, and other places,
where men are accustomed to gather until
late at night. Many who heard the news on
the streets hurried to the telegraph stations
and newspaper offices for confirmation.
Early in the evening thousands, tempted by
the balmy air, walked on the streets. The in
terest centered on the illuminated banner on
the roof of the building at the junction of
Broadway and Seventh avenue. The bul
letins given then were quite fa
vorable as late as 10 o'clock.
At that hour the streets were
thronged and the corrodors of the hotels were
densely filled. The light of the camera was
turned off and the crowds slowly dispersed.
The last bulletin shown was encouraging.
The crowds grew smaller and smaller.
Guiteau's Punishment- Jbetter from Gen.
Washington, Sept. 19.— The following is
a letter from Gen. Sherman : In the interest
of law and order, in dealing with the assassin,
•Guiteau, will appear in to-morrow morning's
j Washington, D. C. Sept. 19, 3 p. m.— To
Hon. Geo. C. Gorham — My dear sir: You and I
ihave been comrades in California when vigil
ance committees assumed the sole control, and
we know, or think we know how good, honest
people have done some acts of violence under
an honest conviction that they were doing the
right thing, and we believe that time, the
great physician, will cure all things to the
| I have occasionally and recently heard some
arguments on the streets, some scrap* of wis
dom enunciated, and now at this dread hour
when our noble, beloved president is lying in
the very agonies of death at Long Branrh,
and the cowardly, miserable wretch, Guiteau,
is cowering in his cell at the public jail, it oc
curs to me that you and I should,
in our respective spheres, make
profit of our past experience. No man on earth
holds in higher esteem the noble qualities of
J. A. Garfield than myself. I was on the point
of starting to Chattanooga to-night to do
honors to the heroes of Cbickamagua, of
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whom he was one of the most prominent, but
was stayed by the unfavorable report from his
bedside at noon, and I shall remain at my post
of duty until the last moment of hope, i ; „
At Chickamagua, eighteen years ago, Gen.
Garfield was chief of staff to Gen. Rosecranz, -
whose right wing was broken ; and driven -;- ;
back .by -, the vehement . charges : of Bragg's :
forces, and was carried along with the broken
masses [ almost into Chattanooga, when he
begged . for the privilege ;of • returning ato .
join Gen. G. H. Thomas, whose guns told
him that that heroic man still stood fast with
his left wing. Gen. Rosecraas gave him leave
and he did return, running ..', the .,,
gauntlet, joining Gen. Thomas, .-, serv
ing close to him till r- night-;
enabled them to fall back in good order on
Chatanooga. That was Gen. Gar field's last
fight, m which he took especial pride, and I
know he intended to be at - Chickamauj*a
next Wednesday to celebrate the event. -.
'It was ordered otherwise, for now he ;.
lies by the seashore on his deathbed from a
wound inflicted by the miserable -wretch,
Guiteau. For .this man Guitean, I ask no
soldier, no citizen, to feel - one par- " :
ticle of sympathy. , On ■■ the con
trary, could- I " make my will
the law, shooting or h-angrhg ' would '. be too
good for him. But I rio ask the soldier and
citizen to remember that we profess to be the
most, loyal I nation on earth to the sacred
promises of the law. There is no merit in
obeying an agreeable law, but there is glory
and . heroism in submitting .-,.■ to
an r f oppressive one. . Our constitution
reads, "No person shall be held to answer for
i. capital or otherwise infamous crime unless
on presentment or indictment of the grand
jury, and in all criminal prosecutions the ac :
cused shall eDJoy the right to a speedy and
public trial by an impartial jury
of the state and district wherein the "crime
shall have been committed." This is the
solemn contract of the government, binding
on the consciences of all. Should our presi
dent die, the murderer is entitled to a speedy
trial' by jury, and I hope he will have justice
done him.
But it is net my office, nor yours, or any
body, only the regular courts of this district,
which are in undisputed power. Violence in
any form will bring reproach on us all, on
the country at large, and especially on us '
of 7 the . District of Columbia.
All the circumstances . of " the
shooting, of the long heroic struggle for life,
impress me so strongly, that I would be
ashamed of my countrymen, if they mingled
with their feelings of grief any thought of
vengeance. "Vengeance is mine saith the
I trust the public will order its powerful in
fluence to maintain the good order and de
corum which have prevriled since the saddest
of all days in Washington, July 2, 1881.
Sincerely your friend,
jh*,-:- W. T. Shzrman.
How the Vice President Received the Sews.
New York, Sept. 19.— From the Sun : At
11:30 a Sun reporter asked to " see Gen.
Arthur. There .was no unusual stir about .
the house. The servant at the door informed
the reporter Gen. Arthur had received
nothing later than the evening bulletin.
; The president is dead, said ♦he reporter.
At this moment Gen. Arthur appeared in
the hall. "The president is dead," the report
er said to him.
No, no; it cannot be true; it cannot be. I
have heard nothing. ... ■ ■ ..:- -."
The dispatch has just been received at the
Sun office, said the reporter.
I hope, my God, Ido hope it is a mistake.
Gen. Arthur's voice broke at the last words
and his eyes filled with tears. : . He then retired
to the back room, where Messrs. Elihu Root
and Daniel G. Bobbins were "awaiting hint.
"They say he is dead," said Gen. Arthur, "A
dispatch has teen received at the Sun office."
A deep silence ensued. A " moment after- -
ward a telegram was received. Gen. Arthur
broke it open slowly. After reading it he
buried his head in his hands and remained in
this position for a long time. Meanwhile the .
dispatch was handed slowly around. It
was the meessenger from the cabinet inform
ing the vice president of the death of the pres- -
dent. By 12 o'clock the sound of cabs rat
tling up m front of the house, filled the street.
A few moments after receiving the news Gen.
Arthur's son hastened up the steps. ■
He remained a few moments in the room with
his father, but the latter was . too much
affected by the news to speak. It was 12:30
o'clock when Gen. Arthur received a .formal
notification of the President's de^th signed by
the cabinet. He had not then decided what
steps to take. He was again unnerved and
again buried bis face in his hands .
Conkling and Grant.
New York, Sept. 19.—From the World:
Roscoe Conkling left the Fifth Avenue hotel 1
at 10 o'clock. It was said he drove ■to Gen.
Arthur's house. He. had returned at 12.
Gen. Grant retired at 9 o'clock and left word
he should not be disturbed. When the news
was sent to !.. him he dressed hastily
at 12 o'clock and made his way across the cor- '
ridors into the office of the hotel. Have you
heard the news, general?, he was asked.
Yes, yes, he answered nervously as he clasped ■"
the back of a chair with both hands, but what .
can I say. ■
Did you expect his death? '; ••■
Oh, I don't know. What could I expect*
I hoped and hoped, that is all.
>" Gov. Cornell . and ; his secretary, rushed . j
through the corridor of the hotel later, and
hurried down Fifth avenue to the Union club.
He only stayed an instant and hurried back
again. When approached by '■'. reporters he
said, Don't speak to me, I have nothing to
say, nothing. :■ . .
. Sympathy. ■-■■
Elberon, Sent. 19.— following dis- :
patch was received from Gen. Grant: . New
York, Sept. • 19. — Wayne MacVeagh, Long
Branch: Please convey to the bereaved family
of the president my heartfelt sympathy
and sorrow for . them in ; their .
deep affliction. A nation mourns with them
for the loss of a chief magistrate so ■ recently ■
called to preside over its destiny. I will re
turn to Long Branch in the morning, to tender
my services, if they can be made useful. .
U. S. Grant.
The Xews in Washington. . . <•
; Washington, Sept. — News of the pres
ident's death did not reach the jail in which
Guiteau is confined until about midnight. At
that hour everything was tranquil. Guiteau
was resting quietly in his cell. There was no
excitement in the neighborhood of the jail.nor
was any trouble apprehended by the officials.
Gen. Sherman said, in conversation to-night,
he did not expect any attempt would be made
to mob the prisoner, and expressed the hope
and belief the good sense of the people of the
District would prevail and that they would -
allow the law to take its course without any .
disturbance. """...
. Mr. Henry Grunhagen, of the firm of Grun
hagen & Frey, and their foreman,' Mr. George
Leuders, left for the east this morning to pur
chase a large : stock of . leaf tobacco for their,
cigar - factory on Seventh street, and also an
entire new stock of smokers' articles and Key
West and Havanna cigars for the new stand,
143 East Third street, which is to be opened on
the Ist .of October. ; . ..:. . •-..
■"■■■ '"■ Cloaks, Dolmans and Ulster*. '
Elegance . combined with the latest fashion,
and the choicest of material, with perfection
in the make-up, is the combination which '
gives to the splendid line of Dolmans, Cloaks
and Ulssters, at Lindeke, Ladd & Co.'s, a pref
erence over all other goods of the kind in the
market.* • Their selection is magnificent. .
. ALL ABOUND THE globe. ; i- V
■ Dr. Santo Mori has bees installed president '•
of Chili. v.rv,V:i ;"/.: ::. ■ r:^ : ■ -. -
The Michigan state fair opened at Jackson,
yesterday with a fine display of all kinds.
vQen. Hancock : will detail a r special : court
martial to try Sergeant Mason, who attempted
tn shnnt OnitAali. " ■■'■' ■" ■" -

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