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BARTON, VERMONT, MONDAY, JULY 11, 1881. GEO. H. BLAKE, Publisher. Qxlmm &vmty hniUx, PUBLISHBD WCEKLI BY GEO. II. BLAKE, BARTON, VT. Tbehs. Strictly in advance, tl.50 per annum. If not paidin.ulvance,$2.CH)ayear. Subscribersliving for postage. Jfor convenience In remitting, we will Ki e credit for one fear and four months for $2.00, to Subscribers in the county, and one yearand three for $2 00 to subscribers withoutthecoanty, when sent itrictly in advance. Rates of ADVEBTisiiramadeknownonapplication. Remit by P. 0. Money Order, Registered Letter, or Draft. Watch the label on your paper and notice when your subscription expires and see that your payments are kept in advance. When money is sent us we shall give you the credit ou the label at once; if the label is notadvanced within two weeks, notify us by postalcard. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. C. F. PERCIVAL, to EALER IN FURNITURE, COFFINS AND L,a8Koi, Barton, vt. F. W. BALDWIN. 1 A TTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IN LtV. Chancery, Barton, Vt. A.C.PARKER, T TOST OFFICE. BARTON LANDING. VT., rire ana Accident insurance Agent. F. W. 8ILSBY. UCTIONEER 4 AITRAISER WEST BURKE. l. Vt. All orders promptly attended to. CHARLES F. BRANCH, &HYSICIAN AND SURGEON. CO GENTRY, VT. Office at residence of Mr. Samuel Burbank. L. H. THOMPSON. A TTORNEY. COUNSELOR AND SOLICITOR. Lex. Also Bounty and Pension Agent, Irasburgh, Vt. J. E. DWINELL, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN FURNI lure. Coffins and Caskets, Carpets. Room Pa- ier, etc.. Glover, Vt. 1 1-1 G. H. NEWLAND, rpvENTIST. NEWPORT. VT. WILL BE AT YLJ Irasburgh the second Monday of every month find remain six days. 9-48tf C. II. GREEN, fpv EALER IN BURIAL ROBES.COFFINS.CASK lJ ets and Furniture. Austin's Block. Barton .anding, Vt. Hearse provided at funerals. F. M. PERRY. rpHE OLD DENTIST. MAIN STREET, BARTON, JL Vt. All work done in best manner and war- anted. Gas and Ether used when desired. J. A. PEARSON, rpvENTIST.BARTON.VT. OFFICE IN ROBIN L son's Block over Hall's store. Consultation free. ras and E'her administered forthe painless extraction If teeth. Naboli used to prevent pain in filling teeth. WEST GLOVEH. Failing health causes the subscri ber TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY Vor sale: Store, Dwelling House and Barn ATTACHED. One good Dwelling House and IBarn attached. Also one Farm of 100 acres, one WILE FROM SAID WeST GLOVER. For a more full description call KND EXAMINE THE PREMISES OR ADDRESS Jthe SUBSCRIBER. A LIBERAL AMOUNT OF THE PURCHASE MONEY CAN LAY ON MORTGAGE IF DESIRED. Goods cheaper than ever until pTORE IS SOLD. E. 0. RANDALL. Dec. 27. 18S0. W f(OA perdav at home. 8am pies worth $5 WU lUJpiwUrree. Address Stiaioa4Co.,Portland,Me. rnTTTC! TA"DT?TJ maybe round on file at aea. AXllD Jt JXJC HiXV p. Rowell Co's Newspaper Advertising Bureau(10Spn:eStA"vialng contracts may be made for it 131 HEW lOBIu I HAVE For Sale THE Larpst an! Best Assortment OF W A G O N S EVER BUILT IN ORLEANS COUNTY. People wishing to buy are invited to call and exam ine my stock, and will find it to their advantage to do so. I have six different styles and have taken partic ular pains with every branch of the work, and have a better finished baggy than ever before. Please call and examine them and I will try hard to sell you one. C. J. U I FORD. Barton. VL, May 9,1881. 19tf .AJR,J2 YOU Going to Paint? IF SO, TRY THE IIEFH! This paint has been on the market many years and has stood the severe test of time, having been used for every purpose. It is prepared in cans READY FOR USE. PUT TJ1? IN ALL SHADES of COLORS And Warranted to be the most Durable, Economical, and Convenient Faint In use. Send for a Sample Card Containing; Colors. The following testimonial from Dr. Hoskins of New port Is a good recommend from a gentleman who knows whereof be speaks: "I have used the Averill Chemical Faint at different times during the last ten years for both outBide and inside work, and I do not hesitate to say of It that it is by far the most durable and handsomest paint I have any knowledge of. A bouse of mine painted with the Averill paint nine years ago looked better than bouses near that have been painted three years with ordinary lead paints." This Paint has been used and is highly recommend ed by Benj. Mossman of Barton ?or sale by E.F. DUTTOH, Barton, Vt. ALSO BY T. Y. GREEN, Newport. WE DO NOT CLAIM that Hood's Sarsapaeilla -will cure every thing, but the fact that on the purity and vitality of the blood depend the vigor and health of the whole system, and that disease of various kinds is often only the sign that nature is trying to remove the disturbing cause, we are naturally led to the conclusion that a remedy that gives life and vigor to the blood, eradicates scrofula and other Im purities from it, as Hood's Sarsaparilla undoubtedly does, must be the means of pre venting many diseases that would occur without its use; hence the field of its useful ness is quite an extended one, and we are warranted in recommending it for all de rangements of the system which are caused by an unnatural state of the blood. Why Suffer with Salt-Rheum ? Messes. C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. Gentlemen I was a great sufferer from Salt-Rheum on my limbs, for a dozen years previous to the summer of 1876, at which time I was cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla. The skin would become dry, chap, crack open, bleed and Itch intensely, so that I could not help scratching, which of course made them worse. At the time I com menced taking Hood's Sarsaparilla (in the summer of 1876) they were so Dad that they discharged, and I was obliged to keep them bandaged with linen cloths. The skin was drawn so tight by the heat of the disease that if I stooped over they would crack open and actually uring tears into my eyes. The first bottle benefited me so much that I con tinued taking it till I was cured I used one fcox of Hood's Olive Ointment, to relieve the itching. Hoping many others may learn the value of Hood's Sarsaparilla and receive as much benefit as I have, I am, Very truly yours, MRS. S. S. MOODY, No. 75 Broadway. Lowell, Mass., Jan. 15, 1878. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is sold by druggists. Price $1, or six for $5. Prepared by C. I. HOOD & Co., Lowell, Mass. Just mm B NEW TAILOR IN New Goods ! New Prices ! I wish to call the attention of the citizens of Barton and vicinity, to the facttbat I have opened a Tailoring establishment in the old Skinner it Drew Block, in the rooms over the old postoftlce; where I shall be pleased to show you my goods, and even take ORDERS FOR CLOTHING. If necessary. I have a fine line of WOOLENS AMD TRIMMING Both foreign and domestic, and can give you prices which defy competition. Special Attention paid to cutting garments to be made out of the shop, also Shirt patterns. Come and get a nice fitting shiiteut for you. Please give me a call and you will be convinced that I can "Suit" you in every sense of the word. CHAS. E. GIFFIN. Vitalizes and Enriches the Blood, Tones up the System, Makea the Weak Strong, Builds up the Broken down, Invigorates the Brain, and -CURES- Dyspepsia, Uervous Affections, Gen eral Debility, Neuralgia, Fever and Ague, Paralysis, Chronic Diarrhoea, Boils, Dropsy, Humors, Female Com plaints, Liver Com plaint, Kemittent Fever, and ML DISEASES ORIGINATING IN A BAD STATE OF THE BLOOD, OR ACCOMPANIED BY DEBILITY OR A LOW STATE OF THE SYSTEM. PERUVIAN SYRUP Supplies the blood with its Vital Principle, or Life Element, IRON, infusing Strength, Vigor and New Life into all parti of th system. BEING FREE FROM ALCOHOL, its energiz ing effects are not followed by corresponding reac tion, but are permanent. SETH W. FOWLE & SONS, Proprietori, BS Harrison Avenue, Boston. Sold by all Druggists. $2 Wttchca. SUmwtDdr 5. Whltamttal HmntlogCu IS. Imitatloa cold SC. Solid fOldSlt. Cheapeat nd but for your own uae or apeculatiY purpose. Valuabla cat alofiMfrtu. TUOBPSOS A L'O., 1S2 KaauMSt, law lurk. MONUMENTS! Monuments made from any vari ety of Marble or Granite, erected on short notice, at the lowest cash prices. A good stock of FINISHED MARBLE WORK constantly on hand ; also specimens of Quincy, ConcordWoodbury, Hed Beach, Scotch and English Granite For farther particulars call on or address H. K. Mack, Hardwick, Yt. March, 88. 1881. $72 A -week. tl2adaya home easily made. Costly outntfree. Address Trot ft CO., Augusta, Maine NORMAL SCHOOL, Johnson, Yermont. COURSE OF STUDY REVISED First Year Preparatory, Second Year Professional The Fall Term begins the first Tuesday in Septem ber. Circulars will be issued July 4th. Send for one. EDWARD CONANT, Principal. W. C. CEIPPEN, Vice-Principal. Johnson. Vt.. June. 1881. 25tf STOLEN KISSES. In silence and hush of a dream. With never a sound to be beard. But a touch of lips in the gleam Of the Are, and never a word ; The echo will ever repeat, . Breaking the silence in twain, "Stolen kisses are always sweet, And love is never in vain 1" For a kiss would a maiden wake From the charm of a dreamful sleep. And a touch of true love would break The peace that the blue eyes keep. For ever the echo shall greet. Like song of a ripening rain, "Stolen kisses are always sweet. And love is never in vain!" When hearts and lips have grown cold, And love lives but for an hour ; When life's romance has been told. And kisses have lost their power; Then shall soft memory fleet. No more a dream ti enchain , "Yet stolen kisses are always sweet, And love is never in vain I" IT SHALL BE WELL. If thou shalt be in heart a child. Forgiving, tender, meek and mild. Though with light stains or earth defiled, Oh, soul, it shall be well It shall be well with thee, indeed, Whate'er thy race, thy tongue, thy creed. Thou Bhalt not lose thy fitting meed ; It shall be surely well. Not where, nor how. nor when we know, Nor by what stages thou shalt grow; We may but whisper faint and low. It shall be surely well. It shall be well with tbee, oh, soul, Though the heavens wither like a scroll. Though sun and moon forget to roll Oh, soul, it shall be well. THE LITTLE ONES. 0 1 when at dawn the children wake. And patter up and down the stairs; The flowers and leaves a glory take. The rosy light a splendor shares, That nevermore these eyes could see, If my sweet ones were gone from me. But when at eve they watch and wait. To fold me in their arms so white. My burdens, whether small or great. Are charmed away by calm delight; And shutting out the world I live The purest moments life can give. But when at bed-time round me kneel. Wee, tender, loving, white-robe forms. With hands upraised in fond appeal Ah! then are hushed life's weary storms; And Heaven seems very near to me. With my sweet datlingB round my knee! Notice at the door of a ready-made clothing establishment in one of the poor er quarters of Paris : "Do not go some where else to be robbed ; walk in here." Just now the ladies load their dresses down with beads. Next year it may be the fashion to wear from thirty to eighty cow bells. Nothing too romantic for a woman to wear. 'Do you intend going to a summer re sort this summer?" inquired Miss Fitzjoy of her practical friend. "Oh, yes indeed. If there is any place where summer re sorts this year, we are going, surely." Uncle Mose asked Gus De Smite why it was that the weather was so much warm er in summer than in winter. "I thought every darned fool knew that," growled Gus. "So did I, boss. That's why I puts de question to you on purpose." Teacher "The earth is round, like a ball or orange, you remember. It is one fourth land. What are the other three- fourths?" "Pleethe, marm," said a little girl in the front row, "I deth it ith thkin." Her experience with oranges had not been a happy one. A college graduate, after vainly trying to explain a scientific theory to a young lady to whom he had been rather attentive, said : "The question is difficult, and I don't see what I can do make it more sat isfactory." "Suppose you pop it?" mur mured the young lady. When a boy sees a big hornet's nest depending from the branch of a tree he is not satisfied that it is loaded until he hits it with a stone. He would rather heave a rock at it than to have five dollars. In a few seconds he would rather five dol lars that he hadn't heaved the rock. To a widower : "Is it true that you are going to marry again?" "It's very true." "And whom do you marry?" "My dead wife's sister." "Is she handsome?" "No. "Rich?" "Not at all." "Then why have you chosen her?" "To tell you the truth, my dear friend, in order not to change mother-in-law." The husband of a Nashville lady was before his marriage a furious swearer, Through his wife's influence he left off Ms bad habit, except one favorite cuss word, which clung to him under all cir cumstances, and which, to the great an noyance of the good wife, he would un consciously use everywhere the word damn. Several months since he arose one cold morning before the servant came in to make the wood fire, and after a long effort, and the fruitless burning of many matches, turned and said : "Sallie, this damn wood won't burn." To this the good wife earnestly said: "The damn wood is too green, and the damn servant has forgotten to bring up any kindling to start the damn fire with." He looked at his wife in absolute dismay, but at once saw the point and said nothing. A long er period than usual passed without the favorite expletive being used, but later on he wanted a basket, and said after looking for it: "Sallie, where has the damn basket got to?" The wife as quiet ly, as if putting a child asleep, said : "Ask the damn cook to get you the damn bas ketdamn her, she keeps it." As before he said nothing, but months have passed, and if he damns anything it is not where she is. . Itching Piles Symptoms and Cure The symptoms are moisture, like per spiration, intense itching, increased by scratching, very distressing, particularly at night, as if pin worms were crawling in and about the rectum ; the private parts are sometimes affected ; if allowed to con tinue very serious results may follow, "Dr. Swayne's All-Healing Ointment is a pleasant sure cure. Also for tetter. itch, salt rheum, scald head, erysipelas barber's itch, blotches, all scaly, crusty. cutaneous eruptions. - Price 50 cents. boxes for $1.25. Sent by mail to any ad dress on receipt of price in currency, or three cent postage stamps. Prepared only by Dr. Swayne & Son, 330 North Sixth St. Philadelphia, Pa., to whom letters should be addressed. Sold by all prominent druggists. 4Tly SHOOTING OF PRESI DENT GARFIELD. From the city dailies we have condens ed the following in relation to the shoot ing of the beloved President : The President and his several members of the Cabinet, having made preparations for a visit to New England, prepared to take the 9 :30 a. m. train, which left Wash ington for the north on Saturday morn ing, July 2d. Secretary Blaine drove to the White House early in the morning and the two together rode quietly to the depot. Reaching there before train time they sat in their carriage a few minutes chatting pleasantly, and arranging some matters of public business. Upon alight ing they entered the ladies' room of the depot, and were making preparations to take the cars when But we will let Secretary Blaine and others tell the story. 'Our conversation had been pleasant, the President speaking with much elation in relation to the success of his administra tion thus far, the harmony in the Cabinet, and his purposes in the future. We talk ed on in this way," said Secretary Blaine, until we arrived at the station. We both got out together and entered at the ladies' entrance. We had not long been there when I heard a pistol fired. I did not dream that any one had fired at the President or at any of us. I knew, how ever, that it must be near, as the noise was deafening in my ears like the reverb eration from a cannon shot when one stands near it. I thought this is a town were pistols are used freely ; some row is going on in the depot building, and a stray shot might hit the President. I looked around, turning from the Presi dent, to see where it was. I did not even then comprehend that the shot could have been aimed at him. As I did so I heard the President say, 'My God !' and turning quickly, I saw him falling by my side and heard another shot, when I instinctively rushed toward the assassin. It was now too late and needless. Strong arms had already pinioned him, and I turned to lift the poor, bleeding President beside me. We placed him on a mattress and carried him to the superintendent's room in the second story. You know the rest. It was all over in two minutes, but the vil lain understood his work. The heavv ball did not maim a limb or miss its mark. It had lodged in the vitals." THE ASSASSIN'S CAPTURE. The scene at the depot was of the most exciting character. The first thought seemed to be to secure the assassin. Spe cial Officer Scott and Officer Kearney im mediately grasped and pinioned his arms to his sides in a vise-like grip, while-the station agent loudly shouted, "Bar all the windows let nobody escape!" Charles Guiteau of Chicago, for that is the way the assassin writes his name, struggled violently to escape. He had planned to do that. A few minutes before the Presi dent's carriage arrived, Guiteau had ask ed a hackman standing near if his horses were particularly fast. Being informed that they were, he said he would engage them, lie was making toward the en trance, near which he had caused the car riage to stand, when he was seized and instantly hurried off to jail to avoid the mob. GEN. GARFIELD'S FIRST THOUGHT FOB, HIS WIFE. Gen. Garfield, as he lay upon his mat tress in the upper room, is said by those who were about him to have been brave and cheerful. His first impulse was to have his wife informed, and he dictated a dispatch found elsewhere to Col. Rock well, in which he informed her that he had been wounded, how seriously no one could tell ; that he desired her to come immediately, was conscious, and sent his love. At the same time another dispatch was sent to Major Swaiue, Judge Advo cate General, who had charge of Mrs Garfield, informing him of the nature of ! shooting and directing him to keep the information from Mrs. Garfield. THE PRESIDENT'S WOUNDS. While this was being done the carriage of one of the Cabinet officers, who was present, was driven with great speed to the residence of Dr. Bliss on F street, who, with his instrument case, was has tily driven to the depot and was the first of the physicians to arrive. He instantly pronounced the wound a dangerous one, but not necessarily fatal. Gen. Garfield talked cheerfully with his friends, among whom was Col. Robert Ingersoll, to whom he cordially extended his hand and said : "I am glad you came." It was then found upon examination that both shots fired by the assassin had taken effect. The first had entered the back just above the kid ney, and, as the probing shows, had per forated the liver. The second shot was fired while the President was falling, and went under the left arm, barely grazing the skin. It was evidently Guiteau's pur pose to shoot Gen. Garfield several times, for in the confession which he left in sealed statement now in the hands of the law authorities he says he shot the Presi dent several times. The surgeons, of whom a dozen had arrived, agreed that the President should be taken to the White House as speedily as possible. Gen. Sherman, who had also come, had already provided an ambulance. A large squad of mounted police had been sum moned. The ambulance entered the White House grounds at the lower gate, the President reclining upon the mattress As he was lifted out, he saw at a window his private secretary and a number of friends who were at the White House looking out, who had already been noti fied by telephone from the depot of the attempted assassination. The President, raising his head from his improvised lit ter, pleasantly waved his hand in greet ing to those who were so anxiously watch ing his arrival. He showed, even in this supreme moment, the same tender consid eration for those around him which has always characterized his private and pub lic career. His clothes, which were very much soiled with blood, were removed and he was placed upon his bed. Those who saw him say that the trace of the bullet was very plainly visible in a mur derous looking hole above the hip. It was thought that the wound might be probed innediately after the President had been brought back to the White House, but this was not deemed safe. There were many indications of internal hemorrhage. The temperature increased rapidly, and the pulse was greatly quick ened. Soon after the return from the de pot there were great hopes that the bullet might not prove fatal, but when it was discovered that the physicians declined to make the search for it, and postponed any further examination till 3 p. m., it be came apparent that the President was too weak to submit to the operation, and that the hopes of recovery rested first in the location of the bullet and next in a strong constitution. Meanwhile everything was done to relieve the sufferer. His head was clear, and he was very comfortable, complaining of nothing except of pain and a twitching in his feet, which the sur geons said was not a good symptom. Dr. D. W. Bliss, the surgeon in charge, came into the library and said that the President still continued to improve. In answer to a question from Hon. J. M. Wilson of Indiana, Dr. Bliss said : "Yes, the General is very cheerful indeed, and his wonderful physique and nerve will bring him through more than our help can. Just now he asked me. 'Well, Bliss what are mj chances for pulling through?' I told him there was a chance, but I was afraid it was a small one one in a great many. He smiled and said, grasping my sleeve. 'Well, doctor, let us look out for that chance.' That kind of nerve will do more than we can." One of the ladies of the Cabinet after ward cheerfully said to the President: "We expect to pull you through, Mr. President." Gen. Garfield answered: "And I am going to try and help you pull me through." He never lost his spirits. not even when the doctor told him that he perhaps had not many hours to live. He said then, "God's will be done. I am content." But from the moment that he learned that he might not live his thoughts turned more anxiously to the arrival of his wife. AN AFFECTIUG SCENE. WThen Mr. Blaine entered the Presi dent's chamber, the President partly turn ed and extended his hand to him. The Secretary of State approached the bedside of the rapidjy sinking man, when the President placed his arm about him as neaaly as he could, and said, "How I love you. It was not until then that Blaine, the strong man, broke down. The eyes that had refused to fill during the intense excitement of the preceding hour were suffused with tears and the voice was choked when the great man, stricken down, embraced him, and said, "How I love you." "It was a moment," said Mr, Blaine, "that I never shall forget in all my life." l he President talked all the evening as much as they would allow him to talk. To one of the ladies of the Cabinet the President said : "What do you suppose he wanted to shoot me for?" She answer ed that it was charitable to suppose that he was a crazed and disappointed office coaVai !-, Ty t! i f r n r nu OVAVIi .A. A IVtJIUVUU E7ClAla U UV V A AJ w "Penzance" and cheerfully smiling: expect that he supposed that it was a glo rious thing to be a pirate king." When the President was shot his first thoughts were of his wife, and he direct ed the sending to her of the following dispatch ; Mrs. Garfield, Elberon, Long Branch: The President wishes me to say to you from him that he has been seriously hurt how seriously he cannot yet say. He is himself, and hopes you will come to him soon. He sends his love to you. A. F. Rockwell. Mrs Garfield and her daughter left El- Deron lor Washington at 12:45 p. m. Mrs. Garfield was self-composed, owing to the fact that the critical condition of the President was kept from her knowl edge. During the afternoon the President re ferred very seldom to his condition ; - his greatest anxiety was to see his wife. As often as every fifteen minutes he would turn to his attendants and ask how soon they expected her to arrive. Bulletins from the rapidly approaching train were received at least every hour. The longest hours will have their end ing, and at 6 : 30 p. m. the operator re ported that the train that was bringing Mrs. Garfield was within the city limits, and she might soon be expected at the White House. The cheerful news was carried to the President, who thanked God for it, and said ; "I shall live to see her." At 6 : 45 the President's carriage was seen approaching the White House from the back way through the Agricult ural and Monument Grounds, being driv en at a great speed. There was no escort either of the military or police. On the back steps of the White House, at which the carriage stopped, there had been waiting quietly, silently, patiently, a fine manly-looking lad of twelve years. It was young James Garfield, who was wait ing to greet and cheer his mother at the end of the saddest journey that woman ever undertook in her life. Attorney-General MacVeagh lifted Mrs Garfield from her carriage. Young James Garfield, with his father's own fortitude, took his mother's arm as soon as she had touched the ground, embraced her, sup ported her up the winding steps, speak ing to her 6uch words of cheer as the ter rible facts would permit. The Garfield girls were assisted by others. A TRYING ORDEAL. Mrs. Garfield showed traces of her late illness. As her boy kissed her, the tears seemed starting to her eyes, but the strong will, a wife s devotion, a con sciousness of the necessity of being brave to meet her husband, seemed to give her superhuman strength. She was immedi ately taken to the President's chamber. THE MEETING BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND HIS WIFE. Meanwhile the President had heard the grating of the wheels upon the gravel, and said to Postmaster General James, who was holding his hand, "She has come ; I would like to see her alone." Mrs. Garfield entered ; all persons left the chamber and man and wife, in what was thought to be the death chamber, were left alone. Mrs. Garfield could stay there but a few minutes : for seven long hours she had been hastening to Washington, unable to receive nourishment, and suf fering such 'agony as only those who love can know. She grew faint; the Presi dent noticed it and insisted that she go down stairs for supper. Mrs. Garfield consented, and escorted by Col. Rockwell she went to the family dining room about 7 : 60 p. m. A STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT. The party had hardly commenced their meal when a messenger ran hastily down the private stairs and into the dining room without ceremony, announcing that the surgeons had said that the President was dying rapidly and that they must come quickly. The party rose at once and hur ried to Gen. Garfield's room where they found that whilst he was sinking rapidly he had yet his full consciousness, as he had had all day, but he seemed to be rap idly nearing death. At 8 o'clock he was still lower in condition, and a few mo ments later still his pulse beat at the rate of 153 a minute- The anxious group of physicians looked every minute, every second, expecting to see the sufferer breathe his last. CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. This low condition continued for some time without change, a circumstance which astonished the surgeons, and as the condition continued until toward nine o'clock they became hopeful. At ten o'clock the pulse had gradually receded to 128, and at last for the first time since the shooting the President fell into an easy sleep ; at 10 : 15 p. m. the pulse was at 121, and was so much stronger that his attendants declared it to represent a re duction of at least 10 less than at 10 p. m. The temperature of the body was also much reduced, and it then became evident to the most sceptical of his mdeical at tendants that the wonderful physique and nerve power of the President might pos sibly bring him out of the valley of the shadow of death. During Saturday night there was no material change. The President slept some and was cheerful and hopeful. Dur ing the day Sunday he remained in appar- antly the same condition, but as the night drew on his symptoms grew worse and there was great alarm. So bad was his condition through the night that the sur geons almost despaired of his recovery, and some of them declared that he could live at best but a few hours. Edward Thornton stated that he could not live. During the day Monday he appeared to hold his own, but a condition of partial insanity and some new symptoms of a bad character gave fresh cause of alarm. The heat was intense, the President was very much wearied by being compell ed to lie on one side, and the condition was imminently critical. The wounded man remarked about an hour before sun set, "Doctor I feel better than at any time since I was wounded." Secretary Blaine was despondent, however, and said : "He is entirely calm and coura geous and accepts whatever fate God may design for him with perfect resignation and with sublime Christian faith.' A bulletin at 8 o'clock confirmed the gravest apprehensions and it was generally be lieved by all that the President had but a few hours, at most, on earth. A little later one came from the President's room with hope beaming on his face, the symp toms having slightly changed tor the bet ter, and the sorrowing hearts were cheered by the report. Of all who have had to do with the sad case, it has been remarked that the Pres ident and his devoted wife have shown the most heroic courage. Secretary Blaine has shown remarkable will power, and through the trying ordeal has allow ed his feelings to overcome him but once, while in the President's room. He has slept scarcely a moment since Friday night, and looks pale and exhausted. A dispatch to Boston Journal, dated Tuesday morning, 1 :35, was as follows : "At this hour General Garfield is quietly sleeping. Dr. Bliss says that he is hav ing the best sleep that he has had since he was wounded. If there is any change it is for the better. Dr. Bliss says he is beginning to have good hope again. If he passes the night safely there will be great hopes." At 2 :15 a. m. "The President is sleep ing naturally. His physicians think he will awake in an improved condition." DISAPPEARANCE OF THE BAD SYMPTOMS. Tuesday, to the great joy of the cabinet and the lingering thousands, it was announced late last night that the President's bad symptoms seemed to be passing away. People who stayed up waiting anxiously for the latest intelli gence went to their homes, happy in the assurance that the President would live until morning. The cabinet also retired early. Gen. Sherman was one of the first to make the cheering announcement. He was heard to say to the President's son, "Your father is better," and in a moment the news spread into the streets. The house was closed early, and at 1 o'clock there was no indication of the anxiety. Within the President slept well, better than they had hoped, and when he awoke he said that he was hungry. The phys icians thought the symptom as encourag ing as the earlier symptoms had been discouraging. He had passed a most comfortable day. The pulse, temperature and respiration, while still very bad, were so much better than they were last night that the physi cians hoped they would continue to so improve. When the cabinet arrived this morning, which they did at an early hour, they were so overjoyed by the favorable reports that they went to their depart ments to give a brief supervision to the work which had accumulated there. The President did not sleep through the night without waking, but when he did wake his mind was clear and his courage was firm. For instance, when asked, just about dawn, how he felt, he said, "Be of good cheer ; I am better." He has kept up this spirit all day and will insist upon saying a pleasant word, and sometimes even joking. So much more favorable were the symptoms that Dr. Bliss, the physician in charge, left the house early this morning to go home and take some sleep, the first time he has done so. The President lay all day until dark without special change. BUT HIS CONDITION IS STILL CRITICAL. ' The physicians say that, while the day has been most favorable, it was expected that the President would have his ups and downs. They all agree, even those who speak most favorably, to-night, that the wound is a very, very dangerous one. The President's condition is most critical, and the chances are greatly against his recov ery. It will not be safe, should the Pres ident linger, to say that he will be out of danger under three weeks, and he is liable to die at any time. Still, to-day has been the turning day so far as one crisis is concerned, and he has lived through it. One or two of the phvsicians, however, thought that the crisis would not be reached until this evening, and at this writing word has just come from the White House that the President is worse again. Your correspondent, an hour ago, had a brief chat with Dr. Bliss, who said that he was more encouraged than he had been at any time, and more than he ex pected to be to-day. He said, however, that the President was very far from be ing out of danger, and he could announce nothing definite until the location of the ball was determined. He said the condi tion of the stomach was much better than it had been. There was no vomiting. The doctor said that the relapse last evening was probably caused by fatigue. The great danger now would be the for mation of a pus cavity and a secondary inflammation, although as yet there was no sign of this. The wives of nearly all the members of the cabinet have rendered constant and valuable service through the whole peri od, and have stood up with heroic cour age and almost superhuman strength. Mrs. James has been in constant attend ance at the bedside and has never lost her courage. Members of the cabinet have greatly differed in the degree of con , fidence with which they have awaited the result. Postmaster General James and his family have been, perhaps, the most buoyant. Mrs. James seems never for a moment to have faltered or lost her cour age. Mrs. Blaine has also been extreme ly sanguine of favorable results. This band of heroic women constantly in at tendance at the White House have done much to give confidence to all, but none of them equal in their hope and confidence Mrs. Garfield, who looks at the situation with great calmness and singular forti tude and continues to be scarcely less a marvel of will and strength to the physi cians than the President himself. Mrs. Garfield, notwithstanding she is convales cent only from an illness that nearly re fatally, has not yet needed the physician's care since she received the terrible mes sage of Saturday morning. MRS. GARFIELD VERY HOPEFUL. Tuesday morning Mrs. Garfield was very hopeful and well-spirited. She said to Mrs. Secretary Blaine, who seemed still somewhat fearful of the results : "Keep up your courage ; all will be well yet The President's " son James visited him this morning. The patient shook hands with the boy, giving his hand a hearty grasp, and said that he was feeling much refreshed and stronger, overjoyed with delight, The boy . was and very soon slipped quietly from the house and has tened to the mansion of Secretary Win dom. where he grave the joyful tidings to his sister Mollie. There has been no more significant point in the history of the tragedy at Washiuarton to the waiting, breathless nation, than the part which the Presi dent's wife and mother have borne in it. Millions of men and women to whom the President was really but a vague name, t symbol of power, and Gen. Garfield, per haps, a political enemy, have felt their hearts throb and eyes fill at the thought of the fair and delicate woman, so dear to him. whom he had with his own hands just faithfully nursed back from the bor ders of the grave, hasteniog to him on the flying train to hold him in, her weak arms, to help him with her prayers and love, in his Ions and heroic fight with death. The sight brings the White House down to level with the poorest cabin where there is love and faith, and makes its inmates the kin of every household in the land. Nobody has forgotten, too, how in the day of his inauguration, when he took the oath which made him ruler of fifty mil lions of people, he quickly turned from the waiting diplomatists, bearing the con gratulations of all other rulers, and from the applauding crowds, to a little, plainly dressed, white-haired woman seated be hind him, stooped and reverently kissed her. It was his mother. Yesterday the news of his assassination, which had been kept from her, was broken to her by her daughter. She heard it with a kind of stunned amazement. "How could any body be so cold-hearted as to kill my ba by?" she said. He was a soldier to others ; a patriot. the representative of a certain far-reach ing national policy ; to the world beyond the chosen ruler of a mighty people. But he was only "her baby" still to her "James." who, as she so often while in Washington said with simple dignity 'has always been a good boy." It does not seem so long ago to her since she held him in her arms, or trained him to be a true, obedient son. He might command millions of people of every race and country, and he still obeyed the aged, trembling: woman, who when she heard of his cruel wounds, cried out, "Lord help me !" "The sword entered her own soul also." There is not a home in the land, we venture to say, where the agonized cry of this feeble mother will be heard without profound emotion. THE ASSASSIN. Charles J- Guiteau, the- assassin, was born in Freeport' 111., in 1841. His father was a respectable man, cashier of a bank, who gave his son good opportunities for obtaining an education. Charles was ec centric ugly and disobedient. He joined the Oneida Community, living with them five years. Being restrained by the rule's of the society from going to extrem ities in his mischief and wickedness, he left the Community, afterwards going about lecturing against it. He next turn ed up as a lawyer in Chicago, but proving dishonest he was obliged to quit the city. Thence he went to New York, where for misappropriation of money and other mis demeanors he fell into jaiL His charac ter was shown up by the press, and some publishers were sued for libel. His next strike was as a prophet or revelator, hav ing, as he declared, an important revela tion from God. He got out a book, call ed ' 'The Truth. " There was nothing new or interesting in the book. He next ap peared as a lecturer, but was a failure in that field. During the last campaign as a political lecturer, or rather bummer, his acts were such that his father discarded him and wrote a letter to another son, giving his opinion of the worthless, mis erable scamp. At the inauguration of President Garfield he went to Washing ton, where he has been beating about ev er since, trying through the influence of various parties and his own importunities to obtain an office. The President shook him off. It appears that he had an inter view with the President the day before he shot him. The following letters will convey some idea of his character and purpose : "July 2, 1881. To the White House: The President's tragic death was a sad necessity, but it will unite the Republican party and save the Republic. Life is a flimsy dream, and it matters little when one goes. A hnman life is of small value. During the war thousands of brave boys went down without a tear. I presume that the President was a Christian, and that he will be happier in Paradise than here. It will be no worse for Mrs. Gar field, dear soul, to part with her husband this way than by natural death. He is li able to go at any time any way. I had no ill-will toward the President. His death was a political necessity. I am a lawyer, a theologian and a politician. I am a Stalwart of the Stalwarts. I was with General Grant and the rest of our men in New York during the canvass. I am going to the jail. Charles J. Guiteau." " To General Sherman : I have just shot the President, but I shot him several times, as I wished him to go as easily as possible. His death was a political necessity. I am a lawyer, a theologian and a politician. I am a Stalwart of the Stalwarts. I was with General Grant and the rest of our men in New York during the canvass. I am go ing td the jail. Please order out your troops and take possession of the jail at once. Very Respectfully, Charles Guiteau." The prisoner manifests no remorse on account of the deed, but is in great dread of being lynched. From the investiga tions thus far made it does not appear that the act was committed through a conspiracy no one else being found who had anything to do with it. It was doubt less the act of a disappointed, desperate and maddened office-seeker, who is little better than insane. He probably hoped, either to escape and afterwards profit by a change in the administration, or to win some renown as the murderer of the Chief Magistrate of a nation such as Judas Iscariot received. He will doubtless be tried by the civil courts. The Green Mountain State is trying to claim a monopoly of hotel men. It has been asserted that a majority of the lead ing hotel owners and managers in this country either were born or have lived within twenty-five miles of Bellows Falls. The Lelands came from Chester, and the Willards from Westminster, respectively fourteen and four miles from that town. Paran Stevens, who made 3,000,000 in the hotel business, was a native of Clare mont, twenty miles 'away. A former and one of the present proprietors of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, Messrs. Griswold and Hitchcock, came from Bellows Falls. So did David A. Gage, formerly of the Tre mont, Sherman and Grand Pacific of Chi cago. Among others who came from that town or its vicinity are the late C. C. White of the Brevoort, the late H. L. Mitchell of the Hoffman and Brunswick, Gen. H. B. Darling of the Fifth Avenue, Joseph Briggs of the Brandreth, Uriah Welch of the St. Nicholas, E. E. Merri fieid of the Continental, and E. A. Gilson of the Westminster Hotel, New York ; be sides a long list of prominent hotel men in Chicago, Boston, St. Louis and other places. New York Tribune. Jmproved Appetite and Digestion. . One of the first effects of Compound Oxy gen is an Increase of appetite and an im provement in digestion. A patient writes : "I was nnable to digest my food on account of chronic inflammation of the stomach and torpidity of the. liver. The treatment had an almost magical ef fect from the first. My improvement in strength, appetite, and ability to digest my food is indeed wonderful." Another says : "Can now eat almost anything I wish, though a month or six weeks ago my diet, even a hygienic one, disagreed with me." Another: "My appetite, be fore very poor, is now excellent. Feel an elasticity and courage and strength that I have been a stranger to for years." Another : "Have not felt so well in two years. Appetite good; blood circulates well; pain in back, limbs, and lungs have disappeared, and I sleep such sound and refreshing sleep that I begin to feel like a new person." And another: "Respira tion, appetite, nerves, and sleep all much improved." Our treaties on Compound Oxygen, containing large reports of cases and full information, sent - free. Drs. Starkey & Palen, 1109 and 1111 Girard street, Philadelphia, Pa. The following, copied from the Lowell Daily Courier, speaks well of an article made in their city : "Hood's Sarsaparilla is fast growing into use, and doing much good. 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