The Somerset Herald.!
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...July , lssl
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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
TI'.I'.NT, (if S.mi.Tx
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
APAM .S.IA.TEi:. of Jeinier
JoSI'I'II JP.iKXKlt, of S..ii.'1-m I
i-.k pooi: no cz imbwtcr:
HAMK!. K1MMKI-, of S..ii.er.-i
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
they then incurred, they
startled by a repetition of the iinpi-
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
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
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 :
the Government at Washington
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
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 "" "
A DASTAllDLY AT
! TEMPT ON THE
Shot Down in Washin
Still Lingering with Hopes of
ITHt COUNTRY INTENSE-
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
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 :
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
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;
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
i him, and turned his attention
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
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
"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
had been at
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
his co-journalists at 1420 New York
avenue, where all reporters can sec
them. I am now going to the jail.
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
The following letter was found on
the street shortly after Gitcau's ar
rest The envelope was unsealed
and addressed, "Please deliver at
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
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
after Garfield was
111 a lew weeus
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
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-
be to get to
General Sherman, with tho
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 -
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.,
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.
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
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
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
Tho Secretary of State received
the following telegram from the
Governor General ol Canada :
To the Secretary' S'Hc, Wts'tiiy
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-
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
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
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.
D. M. Iiuss,
J. K. Barnes.
J. P.. Woopwapd,
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.
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-
blown clown this morn-'
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
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
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
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
mi iimuesiy csienu.y on tne Oouv
: .. j, . .1 . .i t ,
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
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
much thunder and lightning, the
rain failing in a perfect deluge for
CiiKAoo. June 20.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
storms .I.-.,..,;",. ;,;;';
known Jut-, vm.t,.,. ' 1
Vet.';,, . 1 .1 . .' '
. .- .lJ 1. I . I.I. f I
11 11 iinriog t
a s c'i )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.-( :
lilOWIl lie... 1. Orei .;'"
vines wcrP .tri,,;.,;. jf"
i lie wlicat ... :. .
and many buildii"',
,-.'.. ...... .1. ... ' r"
tu: ;: .
idow. Aiiot!.! r .ti
rri, 1 ..
:e swept ov rnho ,. .."
. . I I !. ' . 1
"'"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 .
pleasant. The wir.-s ,.,.-, -bad
dispatches to i.iL'i.t .-.'.,- .
heavy wind u, 1 Min '
ed over a large i-orti.,,,
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
car works was l,!ov
end of the hull.!;
i The Panhandle r i
dispatch I draper works .-
Advices from v.
western part i
same story of ;.
trees, fences and
At Lancaster ti,
. 1 1
severe 1:1 trie sout.i
Tlie freight depot ...
Valley Railroad had ti,
off and a part of ti.e ;
The roof and one sM ,,f ; ,
bouse 01 the same roi.I ...
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
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
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:, :
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
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.
June 2 A-A
great seventy pa
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'-
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
the dav they rep"!
Denve r or PueUo.
thc mines at
r'ivo were reiwrted
It w ascertained that
however, that the Peiso
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