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KDWAUI) StXLIi, L'Jitor ami rr..i.r..--r. WEDNESDAY.. ...July , lssl Km jr;x.i. : HON. A. J. COLPCJilN, of S.im..roi . (Euh'ort 10 the !:. trM C'or.iercnrc ) FOB ABSCK'IATB Ji txits : WILLIAM COLLINS, of .SuiK-rsf.. SAMt'EL SXYPi'R, f SkihtsvI Ti. REPUBLICAN COUSTY TICKET, j s. r TI'.I'.NT, (if S.mi.Tx roc Fiii-iiiKr: JOHN J. SPAN 1 LEU, of S.micrK-t Twji. A. A. .-Tl'TZMAN, .f.S:nvm'k T.. r..n tci-asi iii:r : JOHN' II. AVKlMKIof S.i.j roc coaM!Ps:o:.:.ns: APAM .S.IA.TEi:. of Jeinier JoSI'I'II JP.iKXKlt, of S..ii.'1-m I r-.vj.. i-.k pooi: no cz imbwtcr: HAMK!. K1MMKI-, of S..ii.er.-i Tp. r.n ai h!toi:s: JUI" I'. nilA1S, of fUnuT.: Ti. ISRAEL I'.MKKirK, nr.-,..it.mi.i.!ii T'l. For thc st'ConJ time in our Listo ry the nation lias been npi:vH"l hy a dastardly attunpt to assassinate 1 1 ie Ci lief Magistrate. Tthe people stand to-day Lt ri iilt J and confounded at the inexplicable and desperate deed, that shames liu manity, and cants a shadow upon our liberal and enlightened govern ment. The brutal ass.issination of the beloved Lincoln was tlie black est page in our National hi.? lory, and while every passing day has since added to the execration of that fear ful crime, and the people have not yet ceased to mourn over the lo.-s they then incurred, they are again startled by a repetition of the iinpi- ous deed. Standing ujxm the threshold of an administration to which the peo ple looked forward with hope and an abiding confidence in its ulti mate results, with the country pros perous, happy and undisturbed, the voice of party stnie hushed through- 1 .. 1 i..i 1 distractingthc councils e Nation, or irritating the people, General Gar field, esteemed and heaved, secure in public confidence, and apparent ly blessed among men, was stricken down by the accursed hand of an as sassin. Terrible as is the deed and momentous as may be the consequen ces, we thank God that it was the act of a single madman. There was no reason, no motive inciting the dreadful deed ; a diseased mind, or insanity could alone lead to such a crime. The attempt to attribute it to some political cause, or inspiration, ! is too shocking, to-, monstrous, to emanate from any other than the basest source. The American people have not yet descended so low in the scale of depravity, and the bare inti mation of sueh a tiling is a foul libel upon the moral sense and good name of the nation. Tiie people everywhere will pray that the life .f tha Piv-ident may b? spared to crown his il'us.rious career, with further works of 'patri otism, and wisdom, and fidelity to the principles of a government of which he has been so ;;b!o an advo cate and is so bright an exemplar. As he said to the nearly era.'."d mul- iHudc. in New York, when the mar-! tyred Lincoln fell before the pistol tne assisin : "God reiL-ns and the Government at Washington lives." still A Tank llnisls. Cincinnati. Juno o The scone at Prices Hill, near this city, where the water works tank broke at mid night is one of perfect desolation. ine tank lieid bc.ween twv and three million gallons of water, and j was finished only fifteen days ago, j for the purpose of supplying the j western hdh with water. The first : notice was several loud explosions like artillery ; then the water came j rushing down the hills, sweeping everything before it The tank was iiail-incii steel, and t!ic remains are I a twisted mass near where it stood. Had it been swept down the damage would have been much greater. Fine residerccs on the hillside were badly damaged, and one swept en tirely away. The tank cost $80,000, and is a total loss. Damage to property is over S2o,0J J. No lives vault, and rescued ivuh difficulty, j The water, in washing down the lull, took a course wucrc lucre r.'erej few houses. W'nyn I lAHr.h 4linn hv.ua T-rtn I uiuajjn ui. ic nt:o 4uj;j i.iu niiai; uay it. me w une Jiouse, i auoii tieiore hand, but narrow escapes, i.x-i'once ujmmis- j as also have many other officials, j seem to have meditated escape eioner rat nogaa was swept into a ilie sidewalks, about t he Jixeeut ve c h of iIps r kiw! tr, it -r,m "" " iS mi Mil! A DASTAllDLY AT ! TEMPT ON THE i PRESIDENT'S . LIFE. Shot Down in Washin ton. Still Lingering with Hopes of Recovery. ITHt COUNTRY INTENSE- LY EXCITED. Washington, July 2. The full details of the terrible tragedy which was enacted at the Pennsylvania Railroad depot this morning, show that General Garfield, in the very be.-t of health and spirits, left the White House this looming with Secretary Blaine and his son, Harry Garfield. Postmaster-General James and his wife and Secretary Windom and his wife had already been driv en to the depot, and were there awaiting the anival of the President in a special car, which had been set apart fur them. Tlx- depot was thronged. In the ladies' room was a nervous, short, thick-set man, rest less in his movement, pas-sing back and forth, his com! net striking enough to attract attention of tho women in chui,,j. George, the well known colored coachman, drove to tho steps, and the door of the coach was opened. The Pre si dent was not in anv burn' to "t l-el ASSASSINATION out A porter look tie luggage;" , t., through the ladies' room. The Pres- j ('nt'ral Merman, ident seeing a railroad official asked j Tin: letters to c.ex. sherman. him how much time he had before The following is a copy of the let the train left i tor the assassin wanted delivered to "You have ten minutes, sir '' he i General Sherman : replied. The President made no haste to leave the carriage, but sat talking to Secretary Blaine in the most in formal and" chatty manner. They did not expect to see one another for some weeks, for it was Mr. Phone's purpose to go to his home in Maine in a day or U. fur a pro longed slav. The President had alighted lrom his carriage and was pissing through the lr dies' roam to the cars. When about five feet inside of the room, the assassin, who was within three feet of him, fired one shot. The President was dazed, and made no I nrtmi.f n c.l t' l.r. ..-.,". ...... I0M...0 j j,a'(1 turneJ ' tov.arJ lhe (1,;or "The ! assassin fired the second shot in ten seconds. The President fell, Mrs. White, who attends the 1; and dies' room, ruhed to him and raised up his head. Plaine also rushed to the assistance of the President The j assassin passed out towards 1 street, but Capt. Parke, ticket agent, jump ed through the window and caught the assassin, who made no resist ance. Officer Carney, depot police- 1 i-u1ir..1 nr niT frd rT the ns.csh,, nnd imtncdiately after- 1 wards i;uicer rcoii a;so took noia 01 ihim. Parke let the ofheers have i him, and turned his attention to the President Help came, and tho President was taken up stairs. He said not a word until lie was laid down, when he asked that his slices be taken off, saying he felt pain in his feet As soon as his shoes were removed he said to Secretary Win ! ;:n, "Go right now and send a tel egram to Mrs. Garfield saying I fed considerably better, and if she feels well enough tell her to come to Washington immediately" This dispatch was sent nnd a special train was at once sent to Long .Branch for Mrs. Garfield. THE nitEADITL SfSPENSS. Defore the President was remov ed from the depot this morning no one was permitted to enter the building except those presence was absolutely required. ly some un accountable means tho news was conveyed to the muu.tudes in the. streets to the effect that although the i 'resident was not dead lie was j mortally wounded. Then a gloom seemed to settle down upon the ! city like a great pall and the vast concourse of people waited patiently outside the depot for news from within. They reminded one strong ly of the friends and relatives oi a dying man waiting in tlu ante-room to the chamber of death. The sus pense was dreadful. Ru-iness men and ladies, with faces pale with ex citement and eyc3 bloodshot with straining, stared fixedly at the door of toe cepnt and .strove pani-uny to learn or divine Einiii-thing of the wounded man within. At last the door opened and sou.e of the doc tors come out Tlu throng passed closely around them and begged for information. The medical men said : "He is not dead; he is not in any immediate danger. In fact, there are hopes of recovery." The purport of these words was conveyed to all the people pr, . -nt and was transmitted from lin to and from lip to wire all over the 1 country. The city drew a 1. 1 country, i lie city ! breath and the exe ement which had been at cooled off. white heat thus far! TAKEN TO Till: WHITE lis. Then there was a stir 0:1 the outer i j edge of the crowd, and the people J ! were moved oil" right and left and t ; e cry way. 11 was to make room : lor an ambulance vliicli had been summoned to transport tho suffer- mg i residciu to the lute House, T....ln.l. l. 1 C .1.. ivuueuy iii; was tjoiiic iiuui lue , bunuing to the vehicle and ometlv ! and gently was he laid on a mattress j therein. Then the vehicle drove ofTS slowly to the White House followed ! at a respectful distance by the crowd. When ho reached it he was borne j inside and was followed by Surgeon i General, Rarnes and Dr. Liiss. who! Lad attended him from lhe first, and j other physicians. The friends of the wounded chief stood sorrowfully J about him, and the doors closed be- i iwecu mm ana ine uiousands who ' w i . i . , . stood in tnejiignwavs and bvwavs I of tms city awaiting the end. At low was naturally light-headed and the Department business was al i he brooded over his disappointment most eulirely suspended. All the "until he became wild and crazy. He Cabinet officers have been during! had evidently planned the assassin- Mansion are densely thronged with people, who anxiously await the bulletins which at frequent intervals j are being posted at the gates. THE A-sAS-'lN S AKRIT. Washington, July" 2. lmmodi aMy upon hearing the pistol shot, Officer Kearney, who renin iucd at his post !'d:;iy if:ir tin; R street en traive aftr thy President entered the building, van into the large , re ception room, and was in time to see the assassin running toward the cast door, which opens on Sixth street. Before reaching this door the assas sin turned his. back to make his way out of the north door, where lie was met and arrested by olliccr Kearney. The olliccr mot the prisoner on the steps and said to him : "I must ar rest you." "All right," said tho as sassin, i did it and will go to jail for it. 1 am a Stalwart, and Arthur will l)e president Oihcer Kearney took his pri.-ncr into the large wait ing room. wlo.e he was joined by one oittie ra.road oiheers and es corted to Pol. o Headquarters. On the way lie gave Kearney a card on which was written: ''Charles Git cm, of Illinois," that being the pris oner s name. Giteau is described on the books at Police Headquarters as follows : '"Charles Giteau, arrested at JuH- 2, 1SS1, for shooting President Garfield; aged SG; white; born in t!;c United States and a law yer by profession; weight, 130 pounds; has dark-brown, thin whis kers and sallow complexion; dressed in a dark suit with black slouch hat." He had a letter iu his hand and wanted the officers to take it to Gen. Sherman, saying it would bo "all right" The man made no resistance saying he had contemplated the kill ing of the President, and it was for the good of the country. About 0 o'clock tho assassin went to a hack stand adjoining the depot and en gaged a hack from Barton, a colored hackm.ii). He said he wanted to go to Glen wood Cemetery in a short time, and wanted tho hackman to drive very fast when ho should get in the hack. He agreed to pay two dollars ii-r the hack on condition that the hai krnan would drive fast When siopped the assassin was go ing to the hack he had engaged and he insisted that it was important for him to go and deliver a message to General Sherman. When the of- fleers refused to let him go he beg- !..., I. i .l.. 4l,., 1.1. .. !. Jn.Y 2, 1SS1. 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 human life is of small value. Du ring the Avar thousands of brave bovs went down without a tear. I ; nr. mn,' tho President was a Chris- j (;.,a tiiat he will be happier in tpar;1(lisc than here. It will bo no j worsc for Mrs. Garfield, dear soul, to ,,-,,.(, .j. j,or husband this wav j tji:m p.. naur:il death. He is liable ! iri ,ron ,1V f,rM r-JV V,-;U. r 1,0,1 no ill-f. (ling toward the President I His d..ith was a political necessity, j 1 am a lawyer, a theologian and a I politician. " I am a Stalwart of the j Stalwarts. I was with General Grant land the rest of trttr men in New York during our canvass. I hav Fomc pa,,crs for the press which '. s10ji leaye with P.vron Andrews am save 1 and his co-journalists at 1420 New York avenue, where all reporters can sec them. I am now going to the jail. ClIAKLES GlTEAf. The papers referred to in the above letter have not 3-c t been givenoutfor publication. Pvron Andrews, who I IS "itshington correspondent of the t.ir.cago JMcruccm, says that while it is true a package of papers are in the hands of the police, ac companied by a note address to him self, (Andrews), he lias no personal acouaii'.tance with Giteau, and nev er heard of his existence until this morning. The following letter was found on the street shortly after Gitcau's ar rest The envelope was unsealed and addressed, "Please deliver at once" To GV.iTri Sherman or hi Jirst wV ant in chirnc of the l'nr Department: To General Sherman I have just shot the President I shot him sev eral times, as I wished him to go as easily as possible. His death is a political necessity. I am a lawyer, theologian and Kjitie!an. 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 tho jail at once. Very Respectfully, CjIAr.LES Gl'ITEAf. On receiving the above General Sherman gave it the following en dorsement: "Headquarters of the army, Wash ington, I). C, July 2, ISs'l, ll-;ij a. m. This letter was handed me this minute by Major William J. Twininir, U. S. Engin eer, Commissioner of the District of Co'umbi.1, and Major William G. Prockv Chief of Police. I don't know the writer, never heard of or sarr him to rnv knowledge, and hereby return it to the keeping of tne aoovo named parties as testimo ny in the case. W. T. Siiek.man, General. SOME ACCOfXT or THE man. The a.s;assin has been hanging about hero for nearly two months, and was several days ago turned out of a boarding "house at 922 Fourteenth street,' because he did not pay his board. He owed fifty dollars for board, and kept saying no would get a big j. .reign mission in a few days, when he would pay up- Ho dressed shabbily and act- icd strangely, so the landlady and boarders say.ai.d some of them form ed the opinion that he was crazy. He made his .inw.ir:i;ic(. nf tiln State Department after Garfield was 111 a lew weeus inaugurated- nnd made applications as United States Minister to Austria. Afterward l.r applied for Consul General at Paris without having withdrawn tho fir-t 1 T- , ' , U'lTuieailon. lie I. .1.1 no twimi. n-.ondatinna r.r (.nlmw,.. ever. He filed no paper with his application except a speech which ho claimed ho had made in the Presidential canvas last vcrr He said he accompanied G'rant and Conkling in their canvassin" tour last fall, and wn n -Stitw f Stalwarts." In gave his name as Charles J. Git teau, of Frccport, 111., and his age thirty years. He feays Director of the Mint Rurchard know3 all his family. Many think that the fel- does not His be to get to General Sherman, with tho idea that he could convince Sherman he had done right . Gitteau has a sandy complexion and is slight, weighing not more at the Executive Mansion and his than one luiiidered ami twenty i pulso is strong and nearly nominal. Jive io.md. Ho wears a mustache ' So f ir as I can determine from aaJjigM chin whiskers, and Ids i what the .surgeons say, and from hw sunken checks and eyes fir apart j general condition, 1 feel very hope from t uh oilier give fiiiu a sullen, j fu!. Come on eooa as you can get or as an official described it a "loo - ny lrancv. The officer in question gave it as his opinion that Gitteau is a Chicago communist and stated he has noticed it to bo a pe culiarity of nearly all murderers that their e es aro set far apart and "Guitteau," he said, "proves no ex ception to the rule." MUS. c.AKI IEI.I). Washington, July 2. Soon after General Garfield was brought to the White House a dispatch containing intelligence of his injury was sent to Mrs. Garfield at Jong Pranch and her return to the city requested. She responded that she was coming at onco and desiring to know the extent of the injuries. .T.io road was at onco cleared for her train, which consisted of a special engine and a car placed at her disposal, and in a very few minutes she, in company with her children, Major Swaim, and Mrs. Rockwell was on her way hither. All day long her coming was watched for with intense anxiety, and frequent telegrams notified the jk?o1c of her w here abouts all along the road. About 5 p. m. people began to turn their steps toward the P it O. depot, and long before 0 o'clock about fifteen hundred persons, including many ladies, thronged the streets about tho building and waited impatient ly for the special train that bore Mrs. Garfiel 1 and parly. SIXTY Nir.ES AX HO'Jit. The President's son and Colonel Corbin visited tho telegraph office in the second story of the depot and sent a telegram urging that the speed of the train be accelerated to sixty miles an hour, so that tho dis tressed wife might reach the bedside of her husband before the hand of loath was laid upon him. A little later Corbin and young Garfield, pacing uneasily the long platform within the depot where the trains unload their human freight, waited and watched for the smoke of the expected locomotive, ami with dif ficulty controlled their impatience, when" a telegram announced that the special engine had broken a part of her machinery at Bowie Station. Another engine was sup plied, and at 0:.'50 the Pullman ear bearing Mrs. Garfield and party rushed"' into tho depot, Tho Presi dents carriages were rapidly brought within the depot enclosure, and the car had scarcely stopped when Mrs. Garfield appeared upon the plat form, and, escorted by Gen. Swaim, quickly stepped into the carriage. Tho remainder of the party follow ing. Her sorrowful and tear-stained features were unveiled and elo quently expressed the deep emo tion that by force of will was other wise concealed. Tho only voice of distress was a sob and a halt-smothered scream from within tho car when the train suddenly stopped. Colonel Corbin desiring to avoid tho throng, caused the carriages to be driven around by the old armory and through the Smithsonian and Agricultural Department gronmls to the south front of the White House. The route was smorit'i and free from obstruction by vehicles, and at a rapid callop the fine horses brought the parly to their sorrow ful destination within a few min utes. A LUNATIC OX KEI.tdloX. Washington-, July 2. Charles "Jules" Guiteau, who shot President -Garfield, is a native of Illinois, about forty years of ago. He is a son of L. W. Guiteau. who for many years, to the time of his death, which oc curred about two years ago, resided at Freeport, Illinois. About twenty-five years ago the father, accom panied by his son, Uiarics Jule then about sixteen years old, left Freeport and ioined the Onedia Community in New York State. The father remained with the Com muity but a short time and then re turned .to 1 reeport 1 he son re maincd in the community several years and next turned up in Chica go as a lawyer. When a boy and up to the time of his arrival in Chi cago he v;as known as Charles Jules Guiteau, but changed his name dropping tho "Jules," soon after reaching that city. He visited v ashington aoout two years ago and lectured in Lincoln Hall on sec ond adventism, in which, at that time he professed to bo a firm be liever. Gentlemen m the city who met him then pronounced him a lu natic on tne subject ot religion. . HIS TALK WITH A DETECTIVE. Detective McElfrcsli, who took Guiteau to jail, savs ho asked him : "Where are you from ?" "I am," he replied, "a native born American, born in Chicago." Guiteau said he was a lawyer and a theologian. Mc Eifresh asked : "Why did you do this ?" and he replied : "1 did it to save the Republican party." "What is your polities," said MeElfresh. He answered : "I am a Stalwart among the Stalwart?. With GarSeld out of the way we can carry all the Northern Stitcs, and veith him in the way we enn't carry a single one." He then said to MeElfresh : "Ycu stick to me and have me put in the third story front at the jail, and Gen. Sherman is coming clown to take charge. Arthur and all those men are my friends, and I'll have you made Chief of Police. When you go back to the depot you will find that I left bundles of papers at tho news stand, which will explain all." Me Elfresh asked him, "Is there any body else with you in this matter ?'' and lie answered "Not a living soul. I contemplated this thing lor the last six weeks, and would have shot him when he went away with Mrs. Garfield, but I looked at her and she looked bo bad that I changed my mind." On reaching the jail Mr. Russ, the Deputy Warden, said : "This man has been hero before," He said : "Yes, I was clown Ik .e last Saturday morning and wanted them to let mo look through, and they told me that couldn't Le, but to come on Monday." lie was asked : "What was your object in lookingthrouh?" He said ; "1 wanted to sec what sort of quarters I would have to oc cupy." The report that Guiteau was once a consul is untrue. Assistant Secre tary of State Hilt says Guiteau n. v er held any foreign appointment, but that he has been a persistent almost daily applicant under this adminis tration. He eilh-r applied in per son or wrote letters to the President or Mr. Rlaine every clay. His fami ly is respectable, in Freeiort, 111. TEI.E'.iHAMS SENT FROM AXD UECEIV ED AT TIIE WHITE 1IOESE. The following was gent to G.-n. sent to Gen. Sw am, with Mrs. Garfiel 1 at hang Lranch : .1 "We have the President safely i and comfortable settled in his room .s.ieeiid. Ad vise me of the move j ments of your trains, and when you j can bo expected. As the President o 'i-i m sixteen said on a similar years ago, "God rei, .. and the Gov ernment at Washington still lives." A. T. lloi KAVEI.L. Secretary Rlaine sent the follow ing by cable to foreighn ministers. Jiimrs luvl Imvdl, Miniver, etc., Ijondun : The President of the United Stitcs iva3 shot this morning by an assas sin named Charles Guitteau. The weapon was a large sized revolver. The President had just reached the P.aliimoro and Potomac station at about twenty minutes past nine, in tending with a portion of his Cabi net to have a limited express for New York, I rode in the carriage wth him from the Executive Man sion, and was walking by his side when he was shot. The assassin was immediately arrested, and the President was conveyed to a private room in tho station building and surgical aid at once summoned. He has now, at twenty minutes past ten, been removed to the Executive Mansion. The surgeons on consul tation regard his wounds as very se rious, though not necessarily fatal. His vigorous health gives strong hopes of his recovery. He has not lost consciousness for a moment Inform our Ministers in Europe. Jame-s G. Rlaine, Secretary of State. AHTIIirR, GRANT AXD HANCOCK. The following telegrams were re ceived by Secretary Rlaine and Gen. Sherman : New York, July 2. To the Jim. June G. Ittain?, Srrian of Slate, Your telegram with its deplorable narrative did not reach mo prompt ly owing to my absense. I am pro foundly shocked at the dreadful news. The bnpes you express re lieve somewhat the horror of the first announcment I wait for further intelligence with the great est anxiety. Express to the Presi dent and those about him my great grief and sympathy in w hich the whole American people will join. C. A. AllTIIt l!. New York, July 2. To J. G. Illaine. Secretary of Stole, Va lany tm : Your 6:45 telegram is very distress ing. I still hope for more favora ble tidings, and ask you to keep me advised. Please do not fail to ex press to Mrs. Garfield my deepest Sympathy. C. A. Auriifu. Governor's Island, N. Y.,.Iuly 2. GY;. b'. T. Shermuii, Waxhiftijivii: I trust that the result of the as sault upon tho life of the President to-day may not have fatal consequence.-., and that in tho interest of the country the act may te shown to have been that of a Inad man. Thanks for your dispatch and for your promise of furtlierinformation. W. S. Hancwic. The foil wing dispatch has been received by Secretary Lsncidn from Gen. Grant : Eli'.euox, N. J., July 2. Seerrt-tn 1A rc;1ii. Wasliln;tti : Please dispatch to nio the condi tion of the President The news re ceived conflicts. I hope tho most favorable may be confirmed. Ex press to the President my deep sympathy and hope that ho may speedily recover. U. S. Grant. SYMPATHY FROM TIIE Q'.'EEN, The following was received at S p. m.: Wain:', Secrclarj WaduajUm : Telegram received. Express to Mrs. Garfield the profound sympa thy of this legation The Queen sent to enquire and express solici tude. Lowell, Minister. The Secretary of State received from Sir Edward Thornton, Rritish Minister, the following t'degram, dated London 10:25, p. m. : T Sir Edward Tlnrn'hi. HrllUh Emlasry, Wa :h'ii'itoA : The Queen desires that you will at once express the horror with which she has learned of the at tempt upon the President's life, and her earnest hope for his recovery. Her Majesty wishes for full and immediate reports as to his condi tion. Signed. Lord Granville. Tho Secretary of State received the following telegram from the Governor General ol Canada : To the Secretary' S'Hc, Wts'tiiy ton : Pray express my warmest sympa thy with tho President and his fam ily at the dastardly attempt on his life. I am shokcd at the news, but trust the wound is not mortal. Shall 1)3 very glad of further intelligence. Reply to Halifax. Lornd, Gov. Gen. THE VICE. PRESIDES r APPEARS. After nine o'clock a carriage con taining Vice President A.-.hur au 1 Senator Jones, of Nevada, ivo rapidly up to the White IIous?, and both gentlemen were romptly ush ered up stairs. Soon after the Yicc President's arrival this morning he wrote a note to the White house ex pressing a desire to see the President It. ..I i i i it. if that could be permitted. Ho was informed in reply that it wa? not advisable to permit anybody to see tho President except tho surgeons and those nearest to him. This e .-cning Secretary Rlaine wrole a note to the Vice President informing him that while he could not soe the President Mrs. Garfield would be pleased to see him. It was in re sponse to this note the Vice Presi dent drove to the White House. He was followed up stairs by the West cm press agent Arthur was re ceived by tho Cabin jt, all of whom wefe there and they held a confer ence. The Vice President expressed his most profound regret at the oc currence and said nothing had ever so moved him. Ho earnestly hoped for the President's recovery. Hj expressed a sincere admiration lor the President Gen. Arthur was then ushered into the room where Mrs. Garfield received him. She showed marked emotion, but bore up well. In feeling terms the Vice President expressed his sympathy for her and hoped the President see Arthur, that the President must have absolute quiet, and such a vis it would necessarily excite him more or less. The Vica President recognized the force of this and ac quiessed. Secretary Hunt, Postmaster Gen- era! .Iiirn .-.ml other members of 'the Cabinet sav the Vice President manifested the most earnest and sineem .. in nnd Rvmnathv nnd it was evident that he was deeply wou.d recover and enjoy a peacemi that the comrnonwcalth will not pay, and happy administration. Mem- a3 has heretofore been done for ben of tlio Caomct explained that tho30 (1L,o;iHecI c:vtti0 whIch may l)0 he physicians had positively for- kilIcil by order of the State's offi biddcn that tho President should J moved. Tho Vice President said to' the Cabinet that aside from all oth er considerations ho earnestly hop ed on his own account that the President wouldget well, and added, uod Knows l do not want a post tion to which I wai not elected, oik 1 never expected to hold, and espc - ciallv under such dreadful and dis- tressing circumstmcos. The fol.o.ving aro the latest tele grams from tho Executive Mansion, giving the condition of tho Presi dent, Ei. : Ji'Lv4th, 8 a. in. Prod lent just awoke from a refreshing sleep and said ho felt belter than ho had at any time since lie was shot. July 4th, 11:,') a. m Dr. El is says the only thing to be guarded against now" is iullimation which cannot take place hoforo to-morrow and every precaution is being taken to prevent it Ji'LY 4th, 2 p. m. Drs. Agnew and Hamilton .agree that all has been done in the power of man to do. They pronounced the case very critical but not hopeless. At this hour tho President is resting well. July 4th, 3 p. m. Tho President has slept a good deal since last bul letin, though occasionally sullering from pain in his feet, and anklo3. Pulse, 101; respiration IS; temper ature nearly normal. JfLY 4th, 6 p. m. No official bulletin will be issued until 8 p. m., owing to unfavorable changes in symptoms. Ji'LY 4th, S p. m. There will be no official bulletin until 10 p. m The President's condition is growing worse and now i.s very critical. At 7:15 his pulse was 120; tempera ture, 101 ; respiration, 21, Jl ly 5. 12:30, a. m. Dr. Bliss says tho President's symptoms have improved very much since last bul letin. He is much encouraged by the marked change for the better. There is no fear of any change for tho worse before morning. July .5, 0 a. m. Situation much improved. President slept better than at any time previously for an hour and a half at a time. Tym panitis disappeared ; no vomiting since; took some chicken broth and retained it. July 5th, 2:30 p. m. The favora ble conditions of tho symptoms re ported in the last bulletin continues. There has been no recurrence of the vomiting. Pulse, 110; temperature, 101; respiration, 21. The Presi dent lies at present in a natural sleep and no further bulletin will be issued til 8:30 p. m., unless in case of unfavorable changes. Signed, D. M. Iiuss, J. K. Barnes. J. P.. Woopwapd, RollT. RKYlifKN, The State Department is flooded with telegrams of condolence from all parts of the United States and from foreign lands of which the above are fair samples. The above dispatches comprise all tho intelligence with reference to the assassination up to the hour of our going to press 3:30, p. m. The re sult of Saturd.i' '.: terrible tragedy still remains in t! ubt and the entire country is shrou .b.-d in gloom. Under the most favora' circumstances tiie struggle bet win. life and death, must be a dreadful o..e. and that the President is still in a most critical condition is beyond question. Should he pass through the balance of the day as well as he has done so far, the chances will be strongly in his favor. That he may do so will be the prayers that will go forth from every honest, American heart and will be accompanied by the wishes of the whole civilised world. fEi. A S'riiJio IZeunimi of Wife. Husband and Col. Albert C. Pelton. who has a twenty thousand acre ranch near Laredo, Texas, for many years be lieved that he held a divine com mission to kill Apache Indians. When young he married a beauti ful Spanish girl, and was living very happily, until one day, when with his wife, her mother and twenty soldiers from Fort Monroe, where he was in command, they paid a visit to the hot springs. While they were enjoying a bath, a band of wild Apache Indians attacked the party and dispersed the soldiers. He saw his wife and her mother fall, pierced with poisoned arrows, and he was himself wounded, and only escaped by hiding himself in the river beneath an overhanging rock. He regained the fort, and recovering from his wound, consecrated him- s;nt to the work ot revenge, lie was always ready to lead any expedi tion against the Apaches. At one : time, with ten companions as dar- 1 ing as himself, he penetrated one hundred miles into the mountains. At last ho swooped d wnn port tho Apache camp, and the Indian braves lied in dismay before the fire of the Henry rifles in the hands of the as sailants. None were left save the women and children, and at this moment a white woman rushed for ward, and exclaiming "Spare the women !"' sank fainting totheground. The Colonel on raising her up dis covered that she was blind. He asked how she came there among the Apaches, and her reply convinc ed him that she was Ins wife, so long mourned as dead. The Apach es had carried the wounded woman away with them, but the poison from tho arrow caused an inflamma tion of her eyes, ending in blind ness. Of course, there was joy in the old ranch when Col. Pelton got back with his wife, and the recol lection of that happy event has not yet been forgotten, though many years have since elapsed. l'lenro-I'iirminMiia in tlie Sin! c. Pleuro-pneumonia lias broken out among Pennsylvania cattle. Herds in York and Delaware counties have been affected. In both cases the cattle came from Maryland. Coin cident with the announcement of this report conies tho declaration from the Auditor General s office Thoy lVrish Totfotlirr. Atlanta, Ga., June 20. At Ro gers' mill, Barlow county, Mrs. Mrs. John Middleton was accident! y knocked oil a fe-rry boat Her hus band jumped to her rescue and both were drowned. They were found lockotl in each others arms. They had been recently married. - . , -,.niL'tili TV HIV !W ' f .. "V TWO 8KVKKK STORMS. nrr-r.! n t vnrnu nv a sevhukm.ue. HAMAOK AT HEAVER , FALL, PA. l Pri rsisi Knii, June '1'X A severe storm swept over this city shortly TWO 8KVKKK BTOBMS. .w.....--- 1. before noon. The greatest damage aorstructive tornado struck this vii is reported from Gazzam's hill, on j..e ,.;OUt 4 o'clock yesterday after thesideof which are located some , norJ attended with a tempest of r.fiv cb.ir.fii. Here the family of i ,i i,..; 1 nnd almost incessant Johu Parker, colored, had scarcely left their house when it came ciown . n.my 1()r,. than an men in uiame with a crash, destroying its contents. . t if t(.jj m rc:lt minibcrs and spread Mrs. Parker had a largo piece torn j ru;n tV(.ryW,ere. Half the houses out of lier ana by a fragment of 11 V-; m the place had their windows ing timber and three of her children B;.;ltteretl, multitudes of chimneys were severely bruised. A horse and j Wt,rc h.v,.j,t away, trees uprooted, wagon were raised from the ground ..... phns everywhere ruined, on Solio street and clashed against a ,rno niage seems mainly to have stone wall, the driver (Matt Ryerly) , ,..n ..,...,.,! to this village, and bein? seriously injured. A portion of Hussey, IIowc&CVs mill was 'lhe path of the tornado was unroofed. . no more than two miles wide. At Reaver Falls, tho Penn Bridge, M.iny. huildings were badly dam Works were partly blown down, 1 ajaon tbern the Methodist and Rrady's brass foundry and 1 of Vv'cst Franklin, by the novelty works were damaged to the , j1(kk, of ram an j iaij whkh pour amount of $1,000. The roof of the t(j jno th(,m tirough the shattered steel w-jrks is damaged. I windows- The Catholic church CiiicAfio, June 20. The damages 1 I1J0Ve(j R;x jn,:hf.3 on its found within the city by the storm 'M .,.; twisted and badly damaged, night arc reported to be sdgbt, bufcj .'torv home, together with a to the east, especially in some sec- j( .rn an j helonging to David tions of Indiana and as far a ... i........n wail blown down, and Elkhart, along the line ot the i.ake Shore railroad, the loss is i believed to be extensive. '1 he conductor on a Lake Shore train brought a rumor that a large boarding house in LU- hart was blown down with g""1" loss of life, but he knew nothing del- inate. It is reported that the hpis- copal church in Austin, just outsiuo the city, on the Northwestern Kail- road, was blown clown this morn-' in Tlie riesi.lcnr. Future 31wmitls. Watiii.vitox, June 20. President Garfield will visit Clyde, Ohio., on the 22d day of July, to be present at the unveiling of thc McPherson statue. Arrangements had been made for holding the annual reun ion of the President's old regiment the Forty-second Ohio at Galion, O., in the latter part of August, but the time has been changed to the 23d of July, in order that the Presi dent may bo able to be in attend ance on both occasions without making a second trip to the West. This change of date was made to day at a conference between the President and Marshal Ilenrv and several other prominent members of the rorty-sccond Onio Association. Concord, N. II., Juno 20. Com mittees to invite President Garfield to Concord were announced by the House and Senate today, and a tel egram in accordance therewith has been sent to the President. Wivric hi u Slort.i. CiiicAuo, Juno 2). During the storm at 2:10 o'clock this morning a fatal accident occurred on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad at Hinsdale, 111. A heavy freight train had been divided into two sections, and when near Hins dale, the first section became un coupled, and the tsain stopped. The second section came along, and although the lights were all in their places, so vivid and blinding was the displap of electricity that the engineer could not see them un til he was almost on top of the ca boose at the rear of the first section. He tried to stop, but too late, and his engine crashed into the caboose, killing J. G. Smith, of CLaiitou, la., an. I A. J. Evans, of Pleasantvilh. Cab, and injured another train hand. The ealioosc ar.d car were wreck ed. Prawned in lhe S011.nl. New York, June 3. A yatching party of seven h-ft here Monday for a pleasure excursion up the Sound. On Tuesday evening, off Rridgeport, Conn., a squall struck the vessel, capsizing her, and five of the party drowned. The names of the lost arc as follows : 20, entry clerk silk importing II. M. Johnson, aged in E. M. P.enjamin's house, Nos. 20 and 22 Greene street : Wm. Secly, aged 14, errand boy in the same estab lishment; Herman Eddy, aged 20, book-keeper in thc Shipping office, now Bowling Green ; Win. Edmund- son, aged IS, ship broker ; Miss Fan nie Campbell, residing on est Tenth street. Those who escaped were Michael Tomkins, sailing mas ter. Brooklyn, and Wm. R. Palmer. salesman, in Benjamin's establish ment. .Prisoner leaped. Uniontown, June 30. Quite an excitement was caused here this afternoon by the cry "Thc prisoners have escaped !" The occasion of it was the fact that eight prisoners, confined in the county jail, had ef fected their escape. Five of them were strikers arrested for riot in the ceke region and were to be tried at September court Deputy Sheriff Messmoro succeeded in capturing one of them. Tho rest are still at liberty. A largo posse are in pur suit of them. This is the second time prisoners have escaped since the present sheriff has been in charge, but it is entirely the fault of the jail building which is very inse cure. Complete Wreck. CcLunnys, Ga., June 20. At o'clock this afternoon the passen er train on the Southwestern Railroad, bound for Macon, was completely wrecked near Geneva, the engine alone remaining. It wa3 caused by a broken rail. Among thc seriously injurrd are Rev. J. O. A. Cook, of Col umbus; Rev. Otis Glazebrook, of Macon, and three other prominent citizens. Sla;e Ili)!.l)erjr. Alamosa, Col., June 30. At 12 o'clock on Tuesday night Sadder son's stage from Lake city to this place was robbed bv two masked men ten miles west of Alimosa. There? were five men and one wo man in thc coach, and the robltcrs secured between gSOOand $000 from them. It is not known how much they secured from the mail and treasure l.ox of the coach. There is no clue to the robbers. CIiarReil With Wife Minder. PirrsniRGii, June 28. There was mi iimuesiy csienu.y on tne Oouv : .. j, . .1 . .i t , of Mrs. Mary Taylor, who died f'om injuries inflicted by fragments of a railroad torpedo exploded by her husband, who is railroad engineer. It was shown that Taylor haddono the same thing to a man on the Al legheny Valley railroad and that he had threatened to kill his wife and frequently said he would be hung on her account. The coroner's jury found that Taylor was guilty of willful murder. 1 I li I'UywSail IJavx' llamjldr'. ii mviiis Crop-. 'f Iowa lai.'. l y Immnliv. N. II.. Jane 20. A ! tj,unj,.r and lightning. Hail stonea ! I .... ...,iv for :i mile or two each (;eur,e Drake's new house was . .. , ? , turned several feet from fountj.ltion leaving it a complete , Vieihi c:irs at the North- cm raiIro;l( dt.,)0t were blown off j tlie track Great damage was done j throuhout the town bv the furious j 0 f thc rain though the storm , 1m& gcam,,y iitccn miriutcs. At . lfX.k iust uht another furious storm occurred, accompanied by much thunder and lightning, the rain failing in a perfect deluge for two hours. OjK-iting Kleii-ents. CiiKAoo. June 20. -A from Keokuk, Iowa, says: During the terrible storm of yesterday morn ing, a fire, supposed to have been caused by lightning, destroyed a row of the best bu-incss houses in the neighboring city of Alexandria. The people were wild with excite ment and sent to Keokuk for aid, which was dispacbed to them in the form of an cngu.o and a hose reel. The loss will amount to 832,000 ; insured for $10W. The storm also did damage at Memphis, Luru y and other points in that section of Mis souri. VI.n AND THUNDER The terrible wind and thunder storm broke over this city between 2 and 3 o'clock this morning, level ing freehand telegraph wires. Com munication, with New York was not restored until nooh. There are no particulars of the damage yet lJ-atli at Ilic IMoiiI:. Little Rock, Ark., Jue 27. In formation bad just reached here of the murder of James Anderson, in Clark township, Pike county. An derson had been ploughing in a field, and failing to return lor din ner, search was made for him. His horrified relatives found his body in the field jierforuted with buck shot. Nerr by was a screen con structed by the assas-in, behind which be stood and fired the fatal shot Circumstances point strongly to Richard Johnson, an unmarried neighbor of the victim, a3 the prin cipal, and James Johnson, Kobert Fstcrs, end a son of the latter, as ac-. ccssorits to tho crime. Ali the par ties are now in custody awaiting examination. The motive for the deed is said to have been revenge on account of Anderson's having "iioiuesteaded" land wanted by the supposed murderers. A Jlc.ioo Accident. City ok Mexico, June 28. Fur ther particulars of the horrible ac cident on the Moricas railway have been received. Recent heavy rain3 caused freshets which undermined the supports to the bridge over the San Antonio river near Mailpois. Wlien the train carrying a battalion of soldiers attempted to cross thc structure it gave way and the entire train was precipitated down a steep embankment Part of the train consisted of freight cars loaded with alcohol. This set fire to the entire mass of wreckage and eyery thing was consumed. One hundred and ninety-two privates and thirteen officers are known to have been either killed outright orslowly roast ed to death. Fiity other persons were fatally or seriously injured. The bridge was known to"le unsafe, but was nevertheless continued in use. The road is a narrow guage, built entirely by Mexican capitalists, and was first opened to the public on the 10th inst Kaihoad 1W IVa.Nlu-,1 Awav. BfFFALo, June 20. Tiie recent heavy rains caused a slide in the roadbed of the Buffalo, New York and Philadelphia railroad, at or near Protection, about thirty miles from this city, early yesterday morning, wrecking a working train, instantly killing Chester Bates, probably fa- ta-l?.inJurinS Frecl- siZP" injuring Uiliiam Tuff, and demolishing a train consisting of twenty-seven cars of coal. The roadbed" for a Icing distance is in a very ba3 con dition, and the bed being largely composed of gravel and sand," the work of repairs was a ditl'cult one. Tlie damage is estimated at over 65,i KM.). Sot ere Slorm in lovva. Bi Islington, Iowa. June 20. A severe storm prevailed here for sev eral hours early yesterday morning, uoiiig aenutional damage to the growing crops. Corn "in many places in southwestern Iowa is in a bad conditiorfc-nnd on low, flat land almost a total fail ure. The lightning set fire to nun worth's large barn, one of the finest in tho county, ia the suburbs. Loss, So.000. Shoot- His Ciinpanion. Jersey City, July 1. At a late hour last night, as Neil! Kennedy and Joseph Davitt, both aged twelve years, were playing together, Ken nedy drew a revolver and shot wavut in the right siele, inflicting a dangerous wound. Kennedy then threw his revolver into the canal and ran away. Tliis morning Da vit 13 so low that the attending phy sician will not attempt to probe for the bullet A Just Penalty. Judge I.riggs lately sentenced J. o-,ViUrUn,insst a '0URS man t0 Pav tow line and undergo three years' imprisonment for committing a fel onious assault and battery upon a little girl aged 7 years. " Wn -hit . K ii storms .I.-.,..,;",. ;,;;'; known Jut-, vm.t,.,. ' 1 Vet.';,, . 1 .1 . .' ' . .- .lJ 1. I . I.I. f I 11 11 iinriog t ii;.- which have a s c'i )i, (,;' I.i.l. sira-i- .;.:' at. id n.ii. x l river va..cy. r.-,..t j very gn at l.;I:i:,.'' -jl " acres of whe.d, i .,-., . .... 1. .....i 1. iv v tli hail ; e.-( : 'A'.' ti;.: lilOWIl lie... 1. Orei .;'" vines wcrP .tri,,;.,;. jf" i lie wlicat ... :. . and many buildii"', ,-.'.. ...... .1. ... ' r" E. I'endergu-t. lightning while e (,- ... t tu: ;: . idow. Aiiot!.! r .ti rri, 1 .. v :e swept ov rnho ,. .." gion Saturday '"until.,.., . . I I !. ' . 1 jtuuuion.'U llama"! Si "'"I i.l ,'.: ClN 1NNATI, Jij:; -r, t been decidedly j '! The th ri;io!l:, t",.r r:....., 07 in the shade, ,in,j t?,,..!.:': oppressive and snltrv. ""; . afleriioou a numU r , ,. ers fell, a'-eouij,;;;,:, , h . andto-iil.'httheb-niMri,,"" pleasant. The wir.-s ,.,.-, -bad conditi'ja all dispatches to i.iL'i.t .-.'.,- . heavy wind u, 1 Min ' ed over a large i-orti.,,, forenoon. At Springfield th- -trv , 7 this morning. A .,.., were a portion of t;.,. "j . buildings. A -arp i,t-r V on a new Jiou-e w - i,;,,.' ground and s:ifi'.-r , v ; ," At t.oiU!iil;!i- the P;: car works was l,!ov end of the hull.!; i The Panhandle r i dispatch I draper works .- ugeu. Advices from v. western part i t:.- s- same story of ;. trees, fences and At Lancaster ti, . 1 1 severe 1:1 trie sout.i Tlie freight depot ... ti. Valley Railroad had ti, off and a part of ti.e ; The roof and one sM ,,f ; , bouse 01 the same roi.I ... same r-, blown oif. The v,!;.j! large building of the Ii.,-. ki:'. .lanulacturmg ('...... unv ? .1 off and part of the v.a.i 1 f 1 1-.. 1 . , - a largo irar.it- ivi.Micg ,, O'llara, just under :;:(, 1 plelelv wrecked. At Marietta liir.e lit;;.. ming iu a iioatii.g L..:':. .. escaped drowning, the !..' i being blown to piec. 'I..; es and barns in tuecoui.trvi roofed. The storm was vo,-v -. v..r Lexington. Parry cot.'nty. It is impossible to '-:. damage, but the j oii.ts :: show that a wi ! j .-lt ..f across t;ie cute .:::s i.rn a storm more or less crops, especially whu:, : elamaged. No loss of life U as noted above. Iowa lii-Jiu'.jhv i.i I ,ii:v,-; Des Moines Jane l- publican State Cciivor.ti-.-i 1 day, with every couiity r-r-Ilon. John Y. Stone j.ri-i -1 first formal ball .t for in sulted : Sherman. -Ii1'.; !,: 368; Horton, 14-: C.;n:: J Kiuiball, 17. WLia- t!. : ballot vas btir.g condu.-.ci r counties changed i!.-ir v :-s . scene of exeiteiiar.t er..-" i Secretary finally found :!..;::. had 513 votes, and tiie t ' announced I.ini ne'iii:;:;: -L was demanded that thc '.. verified, which was 'hue. I sult was: Sherman, 'V: L" 450; Campbell, 2i; IL:--This was within erne vote nation for Sherman, and ? was intense excitement, .i- confusion that prevalifl L- name was withdrawn a:..! --' declared the liomit.'-v l.y - -tion. J. II. Maia.in.-. i was nominated f. r Li- u--:- ernor on third ballot. Ag nominates! forjudge. Ct-eat Iaml-l.tl.-s 1:1 Sai'j' London, June - A from Geneva to the Tm grcat earth slip is in pr?. Sigriswell. in the canton Switzerland, above the -Thune. A stre teh of land are meadows and house? : lv slipping down towar.l Thirteen hundred she-op shepherds have been ovr? by an avalanche near Cr:p-; canton of Grisons. Tiie Cost of HorsewftippiBS ' Loxrov. June 20.-.U f shire Sessions to-dav tho Ik.: Townshend win lined costs and hound over to peace for twelve nior.t'iO whipping Lord Edwuri Colonel Nepean and . Ellis, who abetted the a.-?.-'. fined .100 pounds '.wi Thynne had abducted the of Townshe nd's wife. Destructive TurJU.'.- Moore's. June 2 A-A great seventy pa ssed o'.'t r ...-. iirf i. Tlehnvare cell'.- noon, doing considerai'tf 1 this vie:nity. Tho root houses vtc blown oil. grain fi. Ms in its tr.i'- vi ::- waste, south width 1 L course w.is .r" ; a:. ! about a h'd New Y01;::. Jim-- ...! P .. 1 v ii::!-' c ei iino .j ., jmnv is advertising in land, Scotland and thousand laborers to V'J railroad extensions 111 l'1 '. Utah. TI e e oa.pany edan Eltsh ;-geiioy. '-r two years' cm tract :,;" at their own ho'ii.-. give them steady w" .".' wh'tcs and WilO '.I.l.-!--' the dav they rep"! Denve r or PueUo. tin- WlLKEsri-VK TIiirti'ii Hangar: thc mines at liril'ten. ,'"':,., r.oisiineil bv ...ll.i.r ih)1 r'ivo were reiwrted llf.l" It w ascertained that bi1" 1 jt: ..nisatre thev had .l.ut.ir is of conoi. .jy however, that the Peiso bologna.