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VOL. 10.---NO. 28.
GEO. H. BLAKE, Publisher.
Qxlmm &vmty hniUx,
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.
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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.
L,a8Koi, Barton, vt.
LtV. Chancery, Barton, Vt.
rire ana Accident insurance Agent.
l. Vt. All orders promptly attended to.
Office at residence of Mr. Samuel Burbank.
Lex. Also Bounty and Pension Agent, Irasburgh, Vt.
lure. Coffins and Caskets, Carpets. Room Pa-
ier, etc.. Glover, Vt. 1 1-1
YLJ Irasburgh the second Monday of every month
find remain six days. 9-48tf
lJ ets and Furniture. Austin's Block. Barton
.anding, Vt. Hearse provided at funerals.
JL Vt. All work done in best manner and war-
anted. Gas and Ether used when desired.
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.
Failing health causes the subscri
Vor sale:
Store, Dwelling House and Barn
One good Dwelling House and
IBarn attached.
Also one Farm of 100 acres, one
For a more full description call
Goods cheaper than ever until
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
For Sale
Larpst an! Best Assortment
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.
Barton. VL, May 9,1881. 19tf
Going to Paint?
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
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.
T. Y. GREEN, Newport.
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,
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.
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
If necessary. I have a fine line of
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.
Vitalizes and Enriches the Blood, Tones
up the System, Makea the Weak
Strong, Builds up the Broken
down, Invigorates the
Brain, and
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
Supplies the blood with its Vital Principle, or
Life Element, IRON, infusing Strength,
Vigor and New Life into all parti of th system.
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.
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 made from any vari
ety of Marble or Granite, erected
on short notice, at the lowest cash
prices. A good stock of
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.
A -week. tl2adaya home easily made. Costly
outntfree. Address Trot ft CO., Augusta, Maine
Johnson, Yermont.
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.
W. C. CEIPPEN, Vice-Principal.
Johnson. Vt.. June. 1881. 25tf
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"
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.
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
"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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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