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The assult upon Dr. Bliss in the senate
has induced him to divulge letters written to
him with reference to his retention in the
case by Secretary Hunt, in answer to a note
sent them about the time Dr. Boynton pub
lished his card. Secretaries Lincon and
Hunt say in reply that Dr. Bliss was recog
nized Ry the cabinet as having charge of the
case, and that they understood his retention
was satisfactory to Mrs. Garfield. Drs. Ag
new and Hamilton were called into the case
at the suggestion of the cabinet, which sug
gestion was cheerfully acquiesced in by Dr,
Commissioner Price of the Indian bureau
said Saturday, that he had no doubt that the
Leech Lake and Winnebagoshish Indians
would accent the award made for damages
to their reservations sustained on account
of work on the reservoirs. The money had
lieen forwarded, but he had no official in
formation that it had been paid over to them
Although there has been a good deal of
grumbling among the Indians, he believed
they had quieted down and would not cause
the government any trouble.
The members of the tariff commission are
engaged in plans for the work and have
about concluded upon a plan for dividing
the commission into three branches—one to
take the western interests, one the north
west and one the south. They find the
work so great that it will be difficult to ac
complish it by any other means. They will
meet in Washington July 6, to organize.
The name of Wm. W. Spaulding to be re
ceiver of public moneys at Duluth, and John
R. Carey to be register of the land office fat
the same place, were sent to the senate by
the president Saturday. Mr. Spaulding suc
ceeds Thomas H. Presnell, and Mr. Carey
succeeds Morris C. Russell.
Thirty-seven clerks in the land office and
twenty-one in the patent office were dis
charged Friday.
The bill establishing the territory of
Pembina will be reported favorably to the
The trunk lines have sent out another se
cret circular for the consideration of the
western members of the joint executive
committee. It is proposed to make the fares
as follows from Chicago to New York
Trains without through cars and ordinary
. time, $20; trains with through cars and or
dinary' time, $21; trains without through
cars and quick time, $22; trains with
through cars and quick time, $23 to $26
The quick time from Chicago to New York
is about twent-six to thirty hours, and the
ordinary time is about thirty-seven hours.
The official sacrifices to the policy of Mr.
John I. Blair on the Green Bay, Winona &
8t. Paul, continue to be offered up. Ad
ditioaal to those already published. Mr.
Wm. J. Monahan, the oldest conductoron
the road, and Conductor F. 8. Smith have
been removed. This leaves but two of the
old conductors now in the employ of the
road, and they are on the anxious seat.
The resignation of Superintendent Atkins
has been rescinded by that gentleman and
he will remain with the Chicago, Milwaukee
<fc St. Paul road. The report is circulated
at the offices that Superintendent Atkins
will be offered the position of assistant gen
eral superintendent of all the company's
lines east of the Mississippi river, together
with the new Council Bluffs line.
Mr. Hermann Trott, acting land agent of
the Northern Pacific, has just received a let
ter addressed to him personally by repre
sentatives of a Swiss colony. They are said
to possess a cash capital of $100,000, a por
tion contributed by capitalists who desire to
assist their poorer' countrymen in obtaining
homes in the west.
From the tone of a dispatch from Milwau
kee, it would seem that several connections
with the Green Bay, Winona, St. Paul etc.
railroad would be severed very shortly, John
I. Blair having developed into the boss
The Canadian Pacific people are making
great preparations to make their line an ex
clusively close corporative Canadian affair.
The New York Central road has advanced
the wages of switchmen, porters, etc., from
$2.50 to $5.00 per month.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul land
agency report large sales of land in south
ern Minnesota during the past two weeks.
At Brooksville, Florida, three colored men
named Turner bad been for several days vis
iting the village. armed, and indulging, in
threats against some citizens, causing much
bad feeling. This culminated a few days
ago in a row in the court house, started by
one of the Turners entering just as the after
noon session of the court was being called,
with a knife tn his hand. In the fight which
followed the three Turners were killed, and
several other negroes participating wounded.
Several whites were wounded, but not fa
Miss Gabriella C., the beautiful and ac.
complished daughter of B. Wray, who lives
about five miles northwest of Medora, Indi
ana, procured a large revolver and deliber
ately shot herself in the left breast, inflicting
a terrible wound that proved fatal in a few
hours. Unrequited love is assigned as the
cause for the rash act.
Col. Lamar, editor of the Macon, Ga.,
Telegraph, has been arrested on suspicion
that he was about to cross the state line with
the intention of fighting a duel with How
ell, editor of the Atlanta Constitution.
Charles Khrol, the Casselton ravisher,
proves to l>e an old offender and he has been
landed in the Fargo jail for Bafe keeping. It
appears that he had been in jail on a similar
At Chicago, Arthur B. Stem pleaded guilty
9 «f the murder of his wife and was given
twelve years in the penitentiary.
A bon fire was built at Allegan, Mich., to
celebrate the hanging of Guiteau, and a
quantity of gasoline, was pourd over it. At
9:30 a match was scratched twenty feet away
to light it, when instantly the gasoline ex
ploded with terrific force. Windows were
broken and people thrown down. Matt
Tupelis, a traveling man, was severely
Immed about the face. Robert Delano was
severely cut in the back. A colored man
named Hobbs was badly burned about the
At Le Roy a child of Mr. Cauley fell under
a moving train and was cut in two by the
merciless wheels.
Five locomotives and the railway round
house at Sherbrooke, Quebec, were burned.
Loss, $100,000.
Johnson's and Arnison's furniture factory
in Chicago was burned. Loss, $50,000, in
surance $12,000.
The steamship Nevada, which arrived
from. Liverpool on the 4th, brought the
largest party of Mormon immigrants which
has come to this country in a number of
years. The party numbers 922 persons, in
cluding children. Of these 657 are Scandi
navians, two Hollanders, thirty-four return
ing missionaries and 191 natives of Great
Bntain and Ireland. The members of the
were nearly all provided with funds.
' them were y<
In the religion
Lie vets in tne religion which they had re
cently embraced
A wedding was ■ solemnized at Portland,
jfe., Thursday night, in which the whole
ge ntr y may be said to be interested, it be
I S rtbat of Annie Louise Cary, the celebrat
eontralto, with Mr. M. Raymond, a re
—rfred broker of New York city. The mar
22re took place early Thursday morning at
ÂâTtéaidenoe of Mrs. J.C. Merrill, the bride's
gey. w. H. Haskell, Annie's brother
ly^ officiating. There were no presents
■Jwrad and the only witnesses of the cer
SL wer» Mr. Haskell's wife and Mr.
\Un. Merrill.
^ AtaEséfarfst Chicago refused to indict
^ gf a wholesale grocery firm
op complaint of Gen. B. F.
\ tarn extensively advertised a
had out a large number
of pictorial posters conspicuously displayed,
representing Gen. Butler as a baker in the
act of preparing dough. A silver spoon was
peeping from his jacket. This latter is sup
•posed to be the ground on which the indict
ment was asked.
The migratory celestial will be accorded a
more inhospital reception on the British
Columbia end of the Faciflc slope than he
receives at Frisco, judging from the tone of
a special from Victoria. An impassioned
conservative orator declared the Chinese
were slaves, and if the British government
could not protect that province from their
invasion it was time to haul down the Brit
ish flag.
The drop was sprung at the Guiteau exe
cution by George Winters, one of the keep
ers, who has been one of the death-watch
during the past two weeks. Ho said he had
no objection to performing the duty, gener
ally deemed so obnoxious. Deputy Warden
Russ was in the cell with Winters at the
All the members of congress from Kansas
in the present house of representatives have
been honored with renominations. There
has been practically no opposition to them.
Dun & Co.'s statement of business fail
ures for the last six months is held to indi
cate that ftie business of the country is gen
erally healthy.
The trustees of Williams college voted to
give Prof. Hewitt of Chicago the chair of an
cient languages and endow the professorship
with the Garfield memorial fund, instead or
using it to establish a chair for some hading
political teacher, as at first intended.
Terre Haute, Ind., a place with about 25,
000 inhabitants, where no court is held and
there is no public office except the post office,
and where the government pays a rent of
only $900 a year, is to have a new public
building to cost $125.000.
The Malley boys paid one of their counsel
$10,000. At the rejoicing over their acqnital
champagne was opened by the case. They
will go to Saratoga this week intending to
spend the season in fashionable society.
Dwyer Brothers of New York have sold
Luke Blackburn to Gen. Harding for the
Belle Meade farm. Pierre Lorillard recent
paid $5,000 for the chestnut yearling won
John H. Morrison, a lawyer of Lowell
Mass., has attached the property of the Low
ell Sun for $100,000 in a suit for libel.
Hamilton college, New York, has re
ceived a gift of $50,000 for the erection of a
memorial hall.
New York ladies indulge in "lunches"
which cost from $15 to $20 a plate.
There were comparatively few accidents
on the Fourth this year.
A. H. Dillon of Sycamore Springs, Kan.
died last Thursday on his farm. Death was
caused by a shot-gun wound received dur
ing the war. He was a member of the Eighth
Wisconsin Infantry, and had charge of "Old
Abe," the noted eagle carried during the
war by that regiment.
The appointment of Col. Crane as surgeon
met with general approval in army circles, as
he was next in the order of promotion. There
has been a great deal of gossip about the mat
ter and some bitter talk, but nothing that is of
special interest beyond the j arsons in
J. L. Burnham, a Milwaukee millionaire,
was picket! up by the police in Chicago on
Thursday, to prevent him from falling into
the hands of numerous thieves and harpies
that infest the streets. Over $1,000 was
found upon his person. He was fined
Wilson MeCandless, a retired judge of the
United States district court, died suddenly
at Pittsburg, Friday, in his seventy-third
W. F. Ryan, an Irish Catholic and for
many years member of parliament, has been
appointed by Sir. John McDonald collector
of customs at Montreal, salary $7,000 per
annum. The appointed is nearly as old as
the present occupant, who retires with three
fourths of his salary as a pension for life.
The pope held a consistory last Tuesday
and conferred the cardinal's hat upon Mon
seigneur Allemand Laviger, archbishop of
Scores of People Wountled ami Scv*
eral Killed by a New Jersey Rail
road Accident.
The express train leaving Long Branch at
8:05 o'clock last Thursday morning on the
Central New Jersey railroad met with a ter
riable accident while crossing the bridge over
branch of Shrewsbury river near Little
Silver station. Six cars—four ordinary pass
enger coaches and the smoking and parlor
cars—left the rails and ran over the ties of
the bridge, tearing them to flinders. The cars
kept on the bridge until the train was lialf
IV across, when the four passenger coaches
d smoking car went over into the water
with a terrible crash. The cars landed on
their sides in about four feet of water. The
scene that followed beggars description.
The cause of the terrible disaster was the
changing of the track for the Monmouth
Park races which commence Saturday next,
the frog at which was not properly spiked,
and when it waa struck by the engine it
spread the track and tore up the rails for
over 100 feet. While the engine and for
ward cars were piled, up on the side of the
track, the succeeding five cars plunged for
ward on the bridge and were precipitated in
to the water. It was inexcusable careless
ness on the part of those intrusted with the
task of altering the track.
Chas. M. Woodruff of New York anil J. E.
Mallony, banker of New York, are both
dead. Ex-President Grant had a knee slight
bruised. The following persons were
ightly cut and bruised:
J. F. Page, Wm. Tomer, C. H. Tucker, F.
H. Hall, Ed Webb, 8. M. Lehman, Mrs.
Chas. Fewkirk, R. M. Galloway, S. P. Long,
G. E. Scofield, D. W. Shaw. Jas. Brooks,
Samuel Seligman, M. E. Reynolds, J. C.
Westervelt C. R. Fowler, William Dinkens
fieldand wife, Morris H. Brown, G. R. Blan
chard, R. B. Minturn, W. C. Stokes and E.
Webb, all of New York; C. J. Fox. Rich
mond, Va.; A. H. Stillwell and wifeand Miss
Annie Scott, Philadelphia; John Buckalew
and Rev. Dr. Mathews, Ocean Grove, N. J.
J. R. Carmichael and H. C. Fahlkerson,
Elizabeth, N.J.; W. G. Hilner, Ocean Beach,
N. J.; C. H. Randall, Camden, N. J.; Henry
Mordicai, Dallas, Tex., and J. F. Bedford,
Biberon, N. J.
Every soul had received some hurt more
or less serious, and although they bore it in
the best part, it was hard to hide their ail
ments, and in this scene the characters who
had played their part in larger areas in the
world were not unworthy of their training.
From one of the windows a hand issued and
drew up after it a strong vigorous body. A
face appeared, with a beard and mustache
besmirched and bedraggled. The clothing
had been wetted by the mud of
the creek but the face was calm
and imperturbable, and even in that scene
of horror it was amusing to see that between
the firm, closed lips was clenched the stump
of a cigar. The light had gone out in the
wetting and scramble in the dark but it re
mained all the same and so from this con
fusion arose General Grant. When he had
reached a plank and saw there was nothing
about for him to do he quietly stalked away.
His hat was gone, he was mud spotted and
bore a painful bruise or two but he cooly
donned a rediculously small derby he picked
up and went quietly away.
How People Die.
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher in one of
his sermons aays: "I think the great
majority of people die very much as a
leal does. Its supply of juice grows less
and less, and the stem is less anrl less
nourished^ and it gradually retracts and
shrinks within itself, and hangs on the
branch; and some day when the wind
blows in very gentle puffs the leaf is lifted
a little and tne connection breaks, and
it wavers and wavers through the air
and settles without a sound upon the
ground. I suppose that the great ma
jority are as unconscious of the phenom
enon of dying as children are of going
to sleep; it is so like it that it is called
in Scripture 'falling asleep'—only there
the figure is sweetened and made more
beautiful, in that we fall osleee 1« Jesus,
or in his arms."
Mr. A- A. Adee will be appointed third
assistant secretary of state, vice Walker
Blaine, resigned. The nomination will be
seit to the senate this week.
The Assassin of President Garfield
Meets at Last His Just
Detail of the Scenes in the Jail and
the March to the Gallows.
Guiteau, Amidst Tears and Sobs,
Chants a Hastily Com
posed Poem.
A Wicked Prayer—The Fatal Sig
nal—Instantaneous Death—
Disposition of the Body.
Friday Morning.
W asiiington, D. C., June 30.—Guiteau was
very restless during most of the latter part
of the night, not sleeping more than twenty
minutes at a time. Towards morning be
fell into a sounder sleep from sheer exhaus
tion. He rose a few minutes after 5 and
breakfasted heartily at G:30. When the cook
took his breakfast into the cell Guiteau told
him to bring his dinner at 11 o'clock
promptly. Dr. Hicks, who remained at tlic
jail all night, was called into the prisoner's
cell as soon as lie rose and held a conversa
tion on religious subjects witli him.
At 8 o'clock Dr. Hides saw the prisoner
again, when he made a request to have a
bath and asked Hicks to go out and see the
scaffold. Guiteau desired him to arrange
with the warden to have the tra p sprung as
soon after 12 o'clock as possible. He also
expressed considerable anxiety lest some ac
cident should occur and insisted that Hicks
should see that the scaffold and its appur
tenances were all in proper condition. Af
ter Guiteau had disposed of these matters lie
read a poem composed by himself, which he
calls "Simplicity, or Religious Baby Talk."
After reading it aloud he attempted to sing
it, but broke down in the effort. Guiteau
then talked some time about the
future. He remarked that his heart was ten
der. I don't think," lie said, "I can go
through the great ordeal without weeping,
not because of any great weakness, for prin
ciple in me is strong, but because I am near
ing the other world. I hold to the idea that
God inspired me." Guiteau subsequently
asked that in bis books all complimentary
remarks about President Arthur mid his ad
ministration be eliminated. Then he pre
sented to Hicks the books that have been
conijianions of his lonely hours. He told
Hicks that he wanted to offer the first pray
er on the scaffold, saying he (Guiteau)
would then read his favorite Scriptural pass
age, the tenth chapter of John, and offer
prayer on his own ac ount. Then he in
tended, he said,to read his poem, "Simplici
ty." He desired to have the execution so
arranged that just as he uttered the last
word the drop should be sprung.
John W. Guiteau arrived at the jail at 9
o'clock, and was lollowed in a few minutes
by Warden Crocker. These two gentlemen,
with Hicks, had a consultation as to the dis
position of the body. At 9:15 the prisoner
came out into the corridor and exercised for
15 minutes. He walked very briskly, mak
ing it rather ditlicult for his guards to keep
pace with him.
At 10 o'clock Guiteau expressed a desire to
take a hath, and a large tub was taken into
his cell. At this hour no onelnit the "Death
watch" was with him.
Guiteau nervously dressed and bathed.
It was quite apparent to the guard, who
was closely watching His every movement,
that His object in asking for a bath was
imply to obtain some employment which
might distract his thoughts from the dread
contemplation of liis approaching death. He
evinced increased nervousness and His un
certain movements, distrait manner and the
marked tremor in his toneslwhen heattenq t
teil to speak, impressed the guard with a
belief that lie is rapidly weakening.
A battery of artillery and 20 mounted men
were detailed from the arsenal, and have
taken position as an extra guard. Everv
possible precaution has been taken against
interruption of the ceremony. The mounted
men patrol the vicinity and press the crowd
ing troops back from the building. No
trouble was anticipated, but the authorities
deemed best to take every precaution.
10:45 a. m.—The rotunda was thrown
o;>en at 10 o'clock and the newspaper men
at once flocked in. There were
few other people there except the jail
guards, and a squad of artillery men who
looked down upon the scene from the higher
steps leading to the scaffold. Early this
morning the prisoners in the part of the jail
overlooking the court where the gallows
stands were all removed to other quarters
and locked in their cells. At nine o'clock a
sort of rehearsal of the part they are to play
in th ; execution was had for the purpose
chiefly of testing the appliances of the gal
lows. A bag of sand weighing 160 pounds
was attached to the noose, the trap was
sprung by means of a trigger rope which was
passed into one of the cells of the north
wing. The rope on the scaffold stood the
test well.
At 10 o'clock Mr. Hicks and John W.
Guiteau went with Gen. Crocker to the scaf
fold, together with a number of the guards,
John \V. Gtiitean ascended the stojis and ex
amined the structure, handling the rope,
and carefully inspecting all the fixtures
both above and below the platform.
seems to be that there shall be no scene, and
bis programme shall be carried out without
any intervention or incident to detract from
tlie heroic picture which lie believes he is
about to present
At 10 o'clock there was a large crowd ol
newspaper correspondents crowding about
thegate leading into Guiteau's corridor, but
they could see nothing except the wooden
door which screens Guiteau'* cell from visit
Now and then the guard appeared at the
door and sent some message to the warden.
At such times those at the gate got a view of
tHe (able and chair on which the death
watch sat.
Alter Guiteau had finished copying his
"prayer iidor the scaffold" he began to ar
range his (Tress, putting on a j»air ot navy
blue trousers.
At 10:30 tlie guard came out of the door,
and said: "He is ready for Dr. Hicks now,
and wants the (lowers to come." Another
guard who took the message, hurried off,
and soon lie returned with Hicks, who
went into the cell. Guiteau was then very
Guiteau's message about flowers referred
to his expectation that Mrs. Scoville would
.-.end some flowers to him; but none bad ar
rived at tHe time be asked for them.
After a short conference with Warden
Crocker, John W. Guiteau went outside the
iail to see Ids sister, and lie found her in
great excitement bordering upon hysteria,
but after a short time be succeeded in calm
ing lier and dissuading her from any at
tempt to gain admission. She acknowl
edged the good propriety of such a course,
but said she could not possibly re
main in t he city during all the wretched hours
of the morning. She brought with her tlie
flowers which Guiteau asked for, and they
were taken to the prisoner. Mrs. Scoville
also brought two handsome flower pieces,
a cross and an anchor, which she will place
upon her brother's coflin with her own
hands. 1
11:35 a. m.—While Mr. Hicks was in tlie
prisoner's cell at 11 o'clock Guiteau made
tlie same requests as to the execution, and
having made copies of Iff« "last praver,"
poem and other writings, tore up tue origi
He sent for the jail boot black and gave
him his shoes to be shined. His dinner was
brought to him as the doctor was leaving
and lie ate with mnch relish. Ilis dinner
consisted of a pound of broiled steak, a dish
of fried potatoes, four slices , of toast and a
quart of coffee.
Dr. Hicks, when he canfc out of the cell,
said the prisoner had not the slighest fear.
"We have had a pleasant religious talk. He
feels now his preparation aud he is ready for
(belast formality. He commits himself to
God with the utmost confidence. I think
lie will show some emotion because the nerv
ous strain is so great. Nobody," Dr. Hicks
said, "had seen the prisoner up to that time
except himself and the jail officers. At 11
o'clock Dr. A. B. MacDonald of New York
and Dr. Francis Loring of this city, expert
witnesses at the trial of Guiteau, arrived at
the iail. Dr. McDonald said as he under
stood it tne nutojisy would be pertormod
bv throe physicians agreed upon by
the friends ol the condemned man. After
wards the brain would be removed for furth
er examination. Tlie three physician:
selected to perform tlie autopsy are Dr,
Lamb, who made the autopsy of the presi
dent, Dr. Sayers and Dr. Hartigan, deputy
coroner of tiiis city. Dr. Loring expects to
make a thorough investigation of the pris
oner's eyes.
Shortly before 12 o'clock Guiteau seemed
to breakdown completely and burst into
tears and sobbed hysterically. Dr. Hicks
sat by his side fanning him and vainly try
ing to calm him.
About 11:30 preparations began to bo made
for the execution. At 11:50 a detachment
of artillery was placed on the east side of
the rotunda and brought their muskets to a
parade rest. At that time about 250 people
were in the rotunda and Dr. Hicks was
with the prisoner in prayer.
Tlie crowd outside the jail had got word
that Guiteau had been hanged and is reiuled
the air with shouts, so it was impossible to
here a voice inside the jail office.
Guiteau showed great nervousness and ap
pcared greatly startled when he heard the
rattle of muskets on the stone floor of the
rotunda. From that moment Guiteau ap
peared to be thoroughly overcome will
emotion. He wept freely and seemed to be
in great anguish.
The scene in the rotunda while waiting
for the prisoner was one long to be reinen
bered. The soldiers were drawn up on one
side, a long line, the spectators facing them
on the other. It was understood Guit
was very much depressed, and it. was expect
ed his passage to the gallows would present a
very distressing sight. The movement o
officers about the jail door was watched will
eager attention. After the death warrant
was read by the Warden the prisoner becai
more composed, and turning away began to
brush his hair.
Guiteau, when he came out into the ro
tunda, looked calm and collected, but very
pale, liis arms were pinioned behind bin
and he had liis head erect. He gazed upon
the crowd without flinching. He wore a
black suit of clothes, and instead of a collar,
had a handkerchief thrown loosely about
I is neck. Those who expected a sickening
or distressing scene were disappointed
Guiteau walked firmly through the rotundi
and court, lie stumbled on one of the step;
leading up to the scaffold, but recovered
himself immediately. When he began t
read liis voice was loud and firm, lie gave
the words now and then a sort of sinkin
At 12-25 a loud steam whistle was blown
at the workhouse, which is near the jail.
This whistle usually blows at 12 o'clock, and
by it Guiteau was in (lie habit of gauging
time. This delay to-day was by special ar
rangement, so that its startling summons
i.light not come before the officers were
ready. Two minutes later the gates of the
corridor clicked, then Warden Crocker made
Ids appearance and a moment later the fa
miliar figure of Guiteau was seen. H is fact
was pallid and the muscles about liis mouth
moved nervously. Other than this then
was no sign of faltering. The procession
moved quietly to the scaffold and Guiteau
ascended the somewhat steep steps with as
much steadiness as could be expected from
a mair whose arms were tightly pinioned.
At the last step he faltered far a moment, but
was assisted by the ollieis who walked upon
either side. Upon reaching the platform
Guiteau was placed immediately behind
the drop being front to the scaffold, ('apt.
Coleman stood upon his right, Roht. Strong
upon his left and Woodward directly be
lind him, Jones took position on the north
side near tlie upright of the beam, and
Warden Crocker took his position at the
southeast corner of the structure.
There was a slight delay while the specta
tors were pushing and jostling through the
door leading from the rotunda to the corri
dor, at tlie lower end of which the gallows
was placed. Guiteau meanwhile gazed up
on the crowd, looked up at the beam over
liis head, and quickly made a survey of all
the dread paraphernalia.
As soon as the crowd gained access Gen.
Crocker signed to them to uncover, and all
heads were bared: Dr. Hicks then prayed
in these words:
"Father, out of the depths we cry to Thee.
Hear Thou our application for the sake ot
Jesus Christ, the Savior, who has made full
propit iation for us. Behob' .his Thy servant,
we humbly pray Thou wilt deliver him at this
supreme moment of liis life. Let Thy light
descend upon him. Liberate liis soul
from prison. May ne appear before You
absolved by Thy great mercy from the blood
guiltiness brought upon him and us. God
have mercy on us. Christ have mercy on
us. Lamb ofGod, that takest away the sins
of the world, have mercy on us. Amen and
Amen," during the prayer Guiteau stood
with bowed head.
At its conclusion Dr. Hicks opened the
Bible and Guiteau in firm tones said: "I
wiJI read a selection from tlie 10th chapter
of Matthew, from the 28th to the -list
verses inclusive." He read in a clear, strong
voice and with good intonation, showing lit
tle if any nervousness. Dr. Hicks then pro
duced the manuscript prayer which was pre
pared by the prisoner this morning and held
it before'him while Guiteau read. While
Dr. Hicks was arranging the manuscript
Guiteau exhibited slight nervousness and
moved several times from one foot
to the other. He soon recovered his
composure, looked over the
sea of upturned faces and said: "I am now
going to read to you my last dying prayer."
He then read in a loud tone and with dis
tinct and deliberative emphasis the prayer
given above. At several points lie paused
and endeavored to impart increased empha
sis to liis words by the peculiar facial ex
pression so often observed during the trial,
wiicn he was angered at something which
was said or done. This was particularly
noticeable when he alluded to l'resid n't
Arthur and when lie predicted that this na
tion would go down in blood.
The following is the full text of Guitean's
praver as it was read:
"Father, now 1 goto Thee. Savior, I have
finished the work thou gavest me to do, and
I am only too happy to go to Thee. The
world does not yet appreciate my mis
sion, but Thou knowest it.
Thou knowest Thou did inspire
Garfield's removal and only good has
come from it. This is tlie best evidence
that the inspiration came from Theo, and l
have set it forth in my book that all men
may read and may know that Thou, Father,
lidst the act for which I am murdered.
Tin's government and nation by this act I
I know will incur tlie eternal enmity, as did
the Jews, by killing Thy man, my Saviour.
The retribution in that case came quick aud
harp, and I know Thy divine law of retri
mtion will .strike this nation and my mur
lerers in the same way. The diabolical
; i l it of this nation, its gov cm mont
and its newspapers towards me
will justify Thee in causing them and 1
know that the divine law of retribution is
inexorable. I therefore predict that this
nation will go down in blood and my mur
derers, from the executive to the hangman,
will go to hell. Thy laws are inexorable,
ob! thou Supreme Judge. Woe unto men
that violate Thy laws, only weeping and
gnashing of teeth awaits them! The Ameri
can press lias a large bill to settle witli
Thee, Righteous Father, for their vindictive
ness in tin's matter. Nothing but blood will
satisfy them and now my blood be on them
and this nation, and its officials. Arthur,
the president, is a coward and an ingrate.
His ingratitude to the man that made
him and saved liis party and land from
overthrow lias no parallel in history; but
Thou, Righteous Father will jud;-e him.
Father, Thou knowest me, and now I go to
Thee and the Savior without the slightest
ill will toward a human being. Farewell,
ye men of earth."
When he had finished reading his prayei
lie again surveyed tlie crowd and said with
a firm voice:
"I am going to read some verses which
arc intended to indicate my feelings at the
moment of leaving this world. If set to
music they may be rendered effective. The
idea is that of a child babbling to liis ma ami
pa. I wrote it this morning about 10 o -
He then commenced to chant these verses
in a sad, doleful style:
'■I am goinfr (o ilie Lonlr,
I am su pla 11 am jroin.tr to tho I.ordy,
I am so triad 1 am goiti-r to the Lordy,
Glory hallelujah I Glory hallelujah I
1 am going to the Lonly !"
Here his feelings overcame him and lie
leaned His head on the shoulders of Dr.
Hicks and sobbed pitifully.
"I wonder what 1 will do.
When I get to the lordy.
1 guess X will weep no more.
When I get to the Lordy.
Glory, hallelujah?"
Here there was another interruption caused
by sobs and emotions which he was unable
to repress. He wept bitterly and then with
quivering lips and mournful tones he went
on to finish his ditty.
"I am going to tb> Lordy.
I love tne tardy with an my aom.
Glory, hallelujah,
And that ia the reason I am going to my LoMt
G lory, hallelujah! Glory, hallelujaht ''
I am going to the Lordy."
Here Guitcau's voice failed, and he bowed
his head and broke into sobs, but he rallied
a little and went on with his cliaut:
"I saved my party and my land,
Glory liallelnj&hl
Hut they have murdered me for it,
And that la tlie reason I am going to the Lordv
Glory hallelujah I Glory hallelujah I 9 '
I wonder what I will see when I get to the Lordy
I expect to see most splendid things,
Beyond all earthly conception,
When I am with the Lordy,
Glory hallelujah !"
Raising his voice to the highest pitch that
he could command:
"Glory hallelujah,
I am goirlg to the Lordy,"
This closed the chànt and then Rev. Mr.
Hicks gave Guiteau liis final benediction and
farewell, saying: "God, the Father, be with
you, to give thee peace forever."
The attendant pinioned his legs and care
fully adjusted the noose about the neck.
Mr. Strong placed the black-cap
over his head, and as he did so Guiteau
called out "Glory, glory, glory!"
Just before the trap was sprung, Guiteau
dropped a piece of paper from his hand.
This paper was given by Warden Crocker
to be dropped as a signal when he was ready.
Instantly the trap was sprung. The body
turned partly around, but there was not the
slightest perceptible motion of the limbs.
When the drop fell a yell was sent up by
some persons inside the jail. This was re
echoed outside Dv one thousand or more
people who hurrahed lustily.
There was then a general onslaught by
the jiopulace upon the jail door. The offi
cers were unable to withstand it, and hun
dreds of people crowded into the office.
For at least forty seconds after the drop
fell the body hung motionless. Then there
was a slight motion of the shoulders and
legs due to muscular contraction. Three
minutes alter the drop fell the body was
lowered to be examined by physicians
There was a decided action of the heart for
fully fourteen minutes and the pulse flut
tered two minutes longer. When tlie body had
hung with the feet just touching the ground
over half an hour it was lowered into the
coffin which was waiting fot it under the
scaffold. The physicians decided the neck
had been broken. When the body was
lowered the black cap was removed and the
face exposed. Tlie features were pallid
and composed. About the mouth there wss
considerable moisture.
After the body bad been arranged in tlie
coflin Warden Crocker ascended the steps of
the scaffold and addressing the crowd, said:
"Those who desire can now view the body."
Then tlie crowd of spectators was formed in
line, and passing between the scaffold and
wall of tlie jail, viewed the remains. Some
of the.iail officers, two or three physicians
and Dr. Hicks stood about tlie
coffin. John W. Guiteau joined tlieir
company and fanned his dead brother's face
to keep away the flies. John W. Guiteau
lid not go on the scaffold, but stood during
tlie scene just within the line of officers at
tlie bottom of the steps.
When liberty was e ven to the crowd to
view the body the scaffold was at once filled
with people who curiously examined every
joint and bolt. At precisely 1:40 p. m.
the lid of the coffin was put in place and tiie
body borne to the chapel, where the physi
cians who were to make tlie autopsy were as
sembled. After the body was taken to the
chapel arrangements were made to let Mrs
Scoville view it.
J. \V. Guiteau said t > :t repor;- r. j i ! alt
tlie execution, that lie w.isgi.i.l it w.s «%•«•
What will be done with the remains,
asked the reporter?
"We will bury him here in the j lil, when
he will he safe," said Guiteau. He will not
be taken out of the jail.
Mrs. Scoville alter waiting upon the nut
side of the jail until after the execution, deci
ded not to view jhe view the remit ins.
The spot indicated by the Warden asGui
teau's burial place is in the same court a>
the gallows, and four yards from it.
The letter in the nature of a will, by
which Guiteau disposed of liis body is as
Washington, D. C., June.—To Rev. W. W.
Hicks: I, Charles J. Guiteau, of the city of
Washington in the District of Columbia,
now under sentence of death which is to be
carried into effect between tlie hours of 12
and 2 o'clock on the 30th of June, A. D.,
1882, in tlie United States jail in the said dis
trict, do hereby grant and give you my body
after such execution, provided, however, >*
shall not be used for any mercenary pur
pose«, ard I hereby, before God, andffor suf
ficient. considerations, give, odivfr and
transfer to the said Hicks
my book out tied The Truth,
md Removal, and the copyright thereof, to
be used by him in writing a truthful history
of my life and execution, and I direct that
uch history be entitied The Life and Work
of Charles J. Guiteau, and I hereby solonin
y proclaim and announce to all the world
that no person or persons shall ever in any
manner use my body lor any mercenary
imposes whatever, and if at any time
lereafter any person or persons shall de-ire
to honor my remains, they can do it by erect
ing a monument whereon shall be inscribed
these words; "Here lies the body of Charles
J. Guiteau,.patriot and Christian. His soul
is in glory. ' (Signed) Charles J. Guiteau.
Witnesses, Charles R. Reed, James Wood
Attorney Reed also drew up the following
paper at Guiteau's request, which was pre
served to Gen. Crocker:
Washington, 1). C., June 29, 1882.—To
Gen. John S. Crocker, Warden, United States
jail: We, Frances M. Scoville and John W.
Guiteau, sister and brother and only heirs of
Charles J. Guiteau, to be executed on the
30th day of June, 1882, in the United Statt»
jail, District of Columbia, hereby request
you to deliver the body of said Charles J.
Guiteau to Wm. II. Hicks after such execu
tion. [Signed.] Frances M. Scoville,
John W. Guiteau.
Witnesses: Chas. H. Reed, Alseive A.
Chevailliere, W.W. Gooding.
Mr. Hicks, the spiritual adviser of Guiteau,
turns out to be a political preacher and a
stalwart. He was a chairman of the Florida
delegation, in the Chicago convention, and
was one of the first southern delegates who
came over to Mr. Arthur when the vice pres
idency was being discussed. He ii a very
great admirer of Mr. Arthur and his pre
vious record as a Florida stalwart had doubt
less commended him to the prisoner.
may be stated as follows: After surveying
the body critically the surgeons proceeded
to lay open the brain cavity and thorax and
examine the organ therein contained. The
brain was found to weigh forty-nine and one
half ounces, which is a little more than th*
average human brain. It vras well formed,
and presented no external evidence of di
sease or lesion. Tlie lungs and heart wen
in tlieir normal condition, but there was t
sliglit ruffling of aorta in the vicinity of the
heart. Tlie neck was not dislocatet
or fractured, as the surgeons at firs)
supposed but there was a rup
ture ol the sterno-cleido mastoid muscle or
both sides, as well as the thyro-hyoid mem
brane. It follows, therefor, that death re
suited from suffocation and not from thi
dislocation of tlie spinal vertebrae. A par
tial examination was made oftlieabdomina
viscera, but it had not been completed at thi
time tlie autopsy was suspended. Tlie spleel
was found to be considerably enlarged, it
weight being fifteen ounces, or more thaï,
twice that of a normal spleen. The otliei
abdominal organs, as tar as they were exam
ined, presented no unusual features. Th(
report of the surgeons making the autopsy
will probably not-be ready for publication
before Wednesday next.
The body of Guiteau was buried July 1st
in the northeast corridor of tlie jail, and so
far as is now known to the contrary the re
mains will lie there undis
turbed by any future sepul
chre. Under the law the disposition ot
the bodies of criminals who are executed
rests within the discretion of the warden.
In the case of Guiteau his sister, Mrs. Sco
ville, was without the means and could not
have undertaken his burial expenses even it
permitted to do so. The only other relative
who has appeared ou the scene was his broth
er, John W. Guiteau, who was unwilling to
assume the risk of taking charge of the re
mains, believing he would be powerless to
prevent body snatchers from stealing them,
therefor Gen. Crocker resolved to bury the
assassin's body within tlie walls ot the jail,
where it would be beyond reach alike to ven
geance or speculation. The northeast cor
ner m which he was buried is upon the op
posite side of the rotunda from the one in
which he was hanged, and from the window
of the cell in which he was confined one can
look down upon his grave. The brick floor
was removed and a grave seven
feet deep was dug. At 4 o'clock the
coffin containing the body was borne from
the chapel upon the shoulders of six jail
prisoners and without any service or cere
mony whatever was lowered into the grave
and Duriea from sight. The only pereons
present were John W. Guiteau, Dr. Hicks,
Warden Crocker and son, Mr. Wright, un
dertaker Ward, the engineer of the jail. Dep
uty Warden Russ, Capt. Crocker and the six
prisoners who acted as pall bearers. Tlie
coffin was closed last evening and no one
has since been permitted to see the remains.
"Do you think he was an irresponsible per
son?" was asked of Chaplain Hicks.
"I cannot conscientiously say that I do.
although he is a very extraordinary one, 1
found he was devoid of conscience. I
preached every day in every way imaginable,
but could not even discover the slightest
trace of conscience ih him. He had no
sense of right pr wrong. Ilis senses mav
have become blunted, but I am inclined
to believe that he was bom without a con
science. He was terribly depraved. All
his lower qualities were abnormally devel
oped. In this regard he was like an ani
mal. There wasn't the slightest spark of
virtue about him. I tried in various ways
during the past week to reach his finer or
conditional senses, but I have to confess that
I signally failed. There .was a little soften
ing at times, but beyond that he was the
cold brute that his lower nature prompted
him to be.
_ Dr. McWilliams, one of the jail-physi
cians, says: "I think I never knew a man so
utterly bad and despicable in character as
Guiteau was. He was utterly spiteful and
mad at God and all mankind. 1 never saw
a man before that I could not find some
good trait in; but about this fellow there
was not a redeeming feature that I ever suc
ceeded in discovering. He is a perfect vi
per, and it is a good thing that he is dead.
There was not a prisoner in the jail that
knew him but wbat disliked and despised
him, and they are glad to a man that he is
Fair Misses of New Orleans Who
Drill According; to the Manual ol
From the New Orleans Cicayune.
One of the newest society sensations
that lias invaded the country is the
"Broom Drill." These broom brigades
are now the rage from Maine to Texas,
and in the Lone Star State there is
scarcely a considerable town that does
not boast of its broom Rangers. Th urs
day evening, at 7 o'clock, a reporter re
paired to Lafayette Presbytertan church,
where he found assembled in the lecture
room in the basement quite an audience
of ladies and gentlemen. The platform
was crowded with spectators, while the
reading desk and organ were moved out
of the way.
It was not long before a tall young
lady, wearing on her head a white linen
cap and cinctured at the waist with a
broad white ribbon, while she bore a
long-handled broom at a "carry arms,"
called ont; "Company, fall in!" She was
the orderly sergeant, and ather call the
young ladies, attired in all sorts of robes
of white, gray and other tints and colors,
but wearing the white cap and belt,
armed with brooms, "fell in" to line,
"dressed by the right," fronted, "order
ed arms,', answered "roll-call," "carried
arms," "presented arms" and were turn
ed over to the captain in due military
form. There were twenty-five in line,
rank and file embracing a due comple
ment of sergeants and corporals, all in
place. The rank and file of the comp inj
ure composed of daughters of tlie best
The company having been turned over
to the captain this fair ehieftainess took
command and put the corps through the
manual of arms according to Upton's re
vised tactics and as far as a broom eould
be manipulated like a musket. The car
ry, order, present, support, right shoul
der, secure, reverse, trail, left reverse
and all the movements of the firing and
bayonet exercises were gone through
with with great accuracy. Let it he un
derstood that the brooms, which were ol
the ordinary, long-handled sort, had tlie
handles furnished with a cross-peg insert
ed to represent the lock of a gun and
to furnish a srpport for the hand in
manipulating the piece. The wisp of the
broom was always caraiod upward.
Next the company was put through all
the "facings," and then the marching
commenced. The line was successively
formed, broken hv fours and by platoons,
re-formed to the right and to the left
from column of fours and from platoons,
wheeled by company, by platoons and
by lours, about-faced while in motion,
thrown successively, while inarching
single and double-rank formation, and
put through all the principal amt most
dificult movements of Upton's School for
the Company. The marching was in
good time, the movements were made
with great promptness and altertness.
There was no lagging and there were
very few mistakes. The girls moved
with a springy step, like young deer, and
when they made an "about face" the two
little heels of each soldier came down to
Ï ether with a lively and ringing rattle.
lie best-drilled companies of the mas
c'dine commands would not find them
selves greatly superior in company
movements, and many of the companies
are far behind the young girls in accura
cy, regularity and precision of drill.
Darge B'lre ac Lanmore, Dakota.
A disastrous fire swept out of existence
half the town of Larimore, Grand Forks
county, Thursday, entailing a loss of $50,
000. The fire originated near the Union
hotel and spread in every direction from
that central point with such swiftness that it
could hardly be brought under control.
Three persons are missing. One, Frank
Harris, lately arrived from Harvard er
Woodstock, is known to have perished.
Daniel Smith was badly burned.
The fire wiped out both sides of Tow
ner avenue for a whole block, except N. S.
Nelson & Co.'s store, Dessert's livery stable,
a blacksmith shop, Turner & Clark's carpen
ter shim and one other saloon. It com
menced to rain just after the fire, ruining
many goods laying in the streets. The fol
lowing are the losses as near as can be as
Keifer * Regan, general merchandise;
new store, not quite finished; part of stock
in; loss, $2,000; no insurance.
C. & A. Adler, stock of general mer
chandise, loss, $8,000; insurance, $5,000.
Geo. Ames' building, in which Adler's
store was; loss, $3,500; no insurance.
M. D. Flint, saloon and building; loss
$1.500; insurance, $1,000.
Union hotel, N. McDonald proprietor,
three stories, loss $5,000; insured.
A. J. Johnson, new store building not
completed, loss $500, no insurance.
J. H. Hanson, general store, stock and
building, loss $1,500, insurance unknown.
J. W. Gilkey and S. W. & O. Wikox, office,
loss $500, no insurance.
Lynch's barber shop, probably not in
sured; loss $300.
J. A. Locksmall, harness, boots and shoes
loss 1,000; no insurance; owner of building
unknown. Osborne & Wright, general mer
chandise, building and stock, loss about
$1,500 stook saved in damaged condition.
J. A. Struthers, restaurant, loss $800; no
insurance; owner of building unknown.
George Streets & Co., general merchandise
atock and building. Loss $4,000; insurance
N. A. Mortimer & Co., general merchan
dise stock and building. Loss 6,000; insur
ance unknown.
Robinson, harness shop and stock. Loss
$2,000. Building lately sold; owner un
known. Los sonit ab out $1,0 00.
Thé Winnebagoshish Indians.
A full report from Maj. C. A. Ruffee, wlic
has made investigation concerning the
trouble and rumored thoughts of outbreak
among the Indians at Lake Winnebagoshish
and elsewhere in the same neighborhood,
has been printed. Maj. Ruffee does not find
the slightest disposition to violence on the
part of the Indians, nor the smallest danger
to neighboring white settlers fron» their dis
But he does find a well-defined and intel
legent dissatifaction with the peremptory
trespass of the government engineers upon
their lands, ana then, to their minds, inad
equate award of the/îommission. They de
sire, and Maj Ruffee recommends, a reopen
of the question of compensation foi
damages, ana a more equitable adjustment
in a communication to the secretary of the
interior, commends this recommendation to
his careful consideration, and asks that
such steps be taken as will put an end to the
uncertainty and doubts. Major Ruffee es
timate the damages to the Indians, present
aud prospective, at $8,393.30, on account of the
Winnebagoshiah dam.
Senate.— No business was transacted, the
senate adjourning as a mark of respect t<
the memory of the late Representative Hawk
of Illinois.
House —Appropriate action was taken on
the death of Representative Hawk of illinoii
and out respect to his memory the' house
Senate. —The bill to establish' the territory
of Pembina was reported arid placed on the
calendar. The legislative, executive and
judicial appropriation bill passed, also the
hill permitting the secretary of the treasury
to invest Pacific railroad sinking funds in
first mortgage thirty year - bonds of the Un
ion Pacific and Central Pacific railways.
The president sent the following nomina
tions to the senate: Joseph R. West, Dis
trict of Columbia, commissioner of that dis
trict; Louis Wallace, Indiana, envoy extra
ordinary and minister plenepotentiary to
Turkey; Henry C. Hall, envoy extraordinary
and minister plenenotentiaiy to the Central
Americap states; John R. Halderman, Mis
souri, minister resident and consul general
to Siam; John M. Francis, New York, min
ister resident and consul general to Portugal;
J. P. Wiekersham, Pennsylvania, minister
resident and consul general to Denmark;
Michael Cramer, Kentucky, minister resi
dent and consul general to Switzerland;
James Riley Weaver, West Virginia, secre
tary of legation and consul general to Vi
enna; Lewis Richmond, Rhode Island, sec
retary of legation and consul to Rome;
John T. Robinson, Tennessee,
United States consul at Beyrout;
A. T. Sharp, Kansas, United States consul at
Manila; Lorin A. Lathrop, Nevada, consul
to Bristol; Wm. W. Spalding, Minnesota,
receiver of public moneys at Duluth; John
R. Carry, Minnesota, register of the land office
at Duluth; Wm. A. Swan, Pennsylvania, In
dian agent at the Cheyenne River agency.
Dakota; Francis M. Derby, assistant treas
urer of the United . States at Baltimore;
Thomas A. Henry, collector of customs dis
trict of Pimlico, N. C.; Horace McKay, Col
lector of internal revenue, Sixth district of
Indiana; David Bennett, collector of internal
revenue, seventh district of Kentucky; John
F. Kumbler, collector of internal revenue.
Tenth district of Ohio. Postmasters—J. F.
Winship, Winnebago City, Minn.: Hans Moe
Sleepy Eye, Minn; John M. Farmer, Le
Suer, Minn.; Hans Danchertson, North La
Crosse, Wis.; Henry Bradley, Elkhorn, Wis.
The senate confirmed Rollin M. Daggett,
Nevada, minister resident to the Hawaiian
Islands; George P. Pomeroy, "agent and
consul general at Cairo; John Fowler, New
York, consul to Trinidad; Charles M. Gor
ham, coiner of the mint, San Francisco;
John 8. Dormer, melter of the mint, Den
ver; John A. Knapp, collector internal reve
nue, twenty-fourth district of New York.
Postmasters—Wm. Campell, Nellisv'lle,
Wis.; Phillip Armour, Council Bluffs, Ia.
Army corps of engineers—Maj. Godfrey
Weitzell to be lieutenant colonel.
House. —Mr. Kelly reported from the
ways and means committee a joint resolu
tion for the issue of $200,000,000 2 per cent,
bonds. The naval appropriation bill was
taken up and numerous amendments
adopted. The bill repealing so much of
section 3,385, revised statutes, as imposes a
tax upon tobacco passed. A message was
received from the president vetoing the so
called steerage bill on the ground that the
practical result of the law would be to sub
ject all ocean steamers to grant losses and to
restrict immigration. A good bill of the
same character, correctly phrased, would
receive his prompt assent as a public neces
sity and blessing. The message went over as
unfinished business, and the house ad
Senate. —The bill authorizing the sale of
timber on the Menomonee Indian lands of
Wisconsin passed, also the bill punishing
those who file fraudulent protestsagainst
the issue of patents and granting of titles to
mining claims. Work was resumed on the
general deficiency appropriation bill. An
animated discussion took place on the pro
vision for the payment of the expenses of
President Garneld's illness. Finally an
amendment reducing the amount from $75,
000 to $57,400, and tne sum for medical ser
vices from $52,500 to $35,000, was agreed to
The bill passed and the senate adjourned to
W ednesay.
House. —The rules were suspended and the
bill passed to correct an error in the revised
statutes relating to the duty on knit goods.
Tlie senate bill ratifying the agreement with
the Crow Indians for the sale of a portion
of their reservation needed by the Northern
Pacific company, passed. Adjourned until
Senate. —The motion to take up the hill
for the relief of Ben Hallidnv was rejected,
and the bill went over. The bankruptcy bill
was made a special order for the first
Wednesday in December.
The senate bill to create a territory ot
Pembina was taken up, the senate refusing
—21 to 22—a party vote, to table the motioi
calling the bill up. Mr. Davis of lllinoh
voted with the republicans. An amendment
was offered by Mr. llale prohibiting certain
laws of the Dakota legislature in regard to
the alleged repudiation of Yankton county
bonds from being made applicable to the pro
posed new territory, which precipitated dis
cussion. Mr. Harrison favored the amend
ment, but regarded discussion ol
the question suggested by it as premature.
Mr. Vest charged that the friends of tlie
pending bill and the one for the admission
of Southern Dakota as a state had made a
common cause in the expectation, if the
Pembina bill now passed, southern Dakota
would come into the Union despite the legis
lation complaint 1 of. He would never vote
to admit a territory whose people were
stained with repudiation. He would insist
that the obnoxious laws first be repealed.
Without concluding, Mr. Vest yielded for
an executive session. Mr. McMillan, from
the committee on commerce, reported tlie
river and harbor bill, saying he would move
its consideration to-morrow.
In executive session, tlie senate confirmed
the following appointments:
H. G. Wells, Michigan, presiding judge of
the court of commissioners of Alabama
claims; James Harlan, Iowa, and Isiah
French, Massachusetts, judges of the court
of commissioners of Alabama claims; Daniel
Fessenden, Maine, clerk of commissioners
of Alabama claims; L. G. Wilcox, receiver
of public moneys, Detroit. The senate also
in executive session ratified the commercial
and consular treaty with Servia, the com
mercial treaty with Roumanie, and the
trade-mark treaty with Spain.
House. —The house considered the naval
appropriation bill in committee of the
whole, several amendments being proposed,
but adjourned without action. An extend
ed and heated debate occurred on several
points of the bill.
Holman and Springer, persisted in ob
structing the progress of the naval bill with
amendments looking to a restriction of the
powers of tlie secretary of the navy in regard
to the disposition of the fund for recon
structing the navy. Tlie main point at issue
was that concerning the completion of the
monitors, and among the republicans who
opi»osed this feature of the bill was Mr. Mc
Cook of New York. He could not be made
to understand that the monitors would be
of any service after they should be completed.
Then, too, a wrangle was precipitated by a
favorites of the secretary of the navy might
not secure all the work, to the detriment of
the interests of the government.
A running fight ensued which was only
ended by tlie committee rising, but when
Robeson moyed to put the bill through, lie
encountered opposition from an unexpected
quarter. Mr. Reed, of Maine, moved that
the house adjourn. "But I want a vote "
pleaded Robeson. And I want this house
to adjourn, retorted Reed. Robeson tried to
bully Reed into withdrawing liis motion,
but the Maine statesman held his ground
and the Jersey man in a disgusted manner
accepted the inevitable and consented to a
delay until to-morrow.
Soldiering at West Point.
There are no pockets in the trousers
of the West Point cadets, nor in their
coats either. The cadets wear no vests,
and are trained to do without pockets.
They are left free to choose between
putting their handkerchiefs in their caps
or breasts. Tlie authorities say they
must not use tobacco. They are not al
lowed to carry money, and the ones who
govern them do not see what need they
have for pockets. When the "plebs"
first arrive they swagger around with
tlieir hands in their pockets, and, in
fact, do not seem to know where to put
them. One of the secrets of making sold
iers at the Military Academy is depriv
ing the students of pockets and compell
ing fhem to allow their hands and arms
to seek the center of gravity.—Gath.
ANOTHER terrible casualty.
Many Lives Lost by a Collision of Two
Steamers in the Ohio River.
On Tuesday last the steamer Scotia, with
about 500 passengers, collided witli the John
Loomas, sinking the Scotia in fifteen feet of
water, only the pilot-house being visible.
The great accident occurred npar
Mingo Junction, and was the
result of gross carelessness. The
most authentic account as to the cause of
the collision seemed to be that the Loomis
whistled for preference of sides and the Sco
tia's pilot did not understand ptojiorly or
answer promptly. When the Loomis went
ploughing into the Scotia, sue tore through
between the fit mace boxes and tlie furnace,
throwing the coäts all over the lower deck,
tn an instant the boat was in (lames, the dry
and inflammable timber off ring every facili
ty for the spread of the tiie. From
the shore jt looker! as if the Scotia
was to be an immense funeral pyre. Her
wheels made but one revolution, she swung
slowly around and began to sink. As the
boat went down and the water seemed to as
cend the fire gave way and the fear of a grand
cremation scene went with it.
Capt. fjinith of Martin's Ferry, who was
on the John Loomis, says that when sonic
distance from tire Scotia he noticed the boats
were going to come together, and made his
preparations for the shock. Both steamers
had on a full head of steam. The Loomis
was going down stream at the rate of fifteen
miles per hour, and the ascending Scotia at
the rate of twelve miles an honr. It seems
the prevailing opinion is that the collision
resulted from a misunderstanding or contu
sion ofsignais..
About forty persons are missing and the
bodies recovered are as follows: C. E.
Spriggs, Ilaminonusville, O.; Miss Belle
Brandon. Wellsville, O.; David A.
Fago, Wellsville, 0. Sarah Kiddy,
Wellsville, O.; Stewart Riper Wells,
ville, O.; Edward Smith, Wellsville, 0 ; Joe
Cannon, Wellsville, O.; Miss Maggie Shields,
East Liverpool, ().; E. H. Burke, East Liver
pool, "O.; Harry Beardmore, East Liverpool,
O.; David Thomas, son of the captain of the
Scotia, fifteen years old; body found at Bril
lian, three miles below. David Rage, II. E.
Boardman; Ed. Smith; Edward Duffy;
Harry Connely; Lincoln Boardmore; Joseph
Connor; Saliie Kid; Charles Sprague; Ed
Thomas; etc.
Forcible Jail Delivery at St. Paul.
About 2 o'clock last Thursday morning
prisoners in the Ramsey county jail at St.
Paul, called to S. Robinson, the guard on
duty at the jail, and tohl him that tiie gas
was extinguished. Robinson went into tho
cell apartment to relight the gas when he
was suddenly seized by the throat by one
Miller, and was at the same time approach
ed from behind by another prisoner named
Michael Garr, who applied à heavy sponge
to his mouth and tied it securely with a
leather thong which he had secured in some
way. They then tumbled Robinson down
into tlie cell, tied him securely and left
him, and in company with four others made
their escajie, taking the key from tiie guard's
iiocket and carrying it way with them, after
locking the guard in.
Following are the names, crimes and de
scription of the escaped prisoners:
A. Miller, heavy built, weight over 200
pounds, light complexion, beginning to tie
bald-headed in from; age about thirty-five
years. Ramsey county; offense, aiding pris
oners to escape.
J. Hamilton, tlie well-known safe burglar,
slim Imilt, dark complexion; small mus
tache. weighs about ICO pounds, age about
E. 0. Heath, short, light complexion,
weight about 150 pounds, age about twenty
four; Ramsey county; crime, embezzlement.
Michael Garr, dark complexion, heavy
mustache, weight about 165 pounds, age
from twenty-eight to thirty; Wright county.
Crime, burglary.
John Schimigger, light build, smooth
face, age about twenty-eight. Ramsey coun
ty; crime, forgery.
John Levelle, brown hair, slim build,
weight about 160, had been shot through
left wrist and carried arm in sling, McLeod
county. Crime, larceny. Sheriff Richter
offers a reward of $25 for tiie apprehension
of each.
Ex-Gov. Ramsey on the Outlook foe
the Operations of the Uta!» Com
Ex-Secretary Ramsey, a member of the
Utah commission, says nothing will be done
in the way of organizing the commission
and beginning its work until after the pend
ing bill making the necessary provision for
expanses becomes a law. The bill,
no doubt, will be passed before
the adjournment. If it should
not, it will be impossible for the commis
sion to do anything until the next session.
Mr. Ramsey says the work of the commis
sion will occupy more time than lie had an
ticipated when he accepted the appoint
ment as one of the members. Their labors,
of course, will not be continuous, but tho
commission will remain in existence until
after the new territorial legislature lias or
ginizedand passed the (lection law of the
territory prescribed in the act of congress.
In the meantime the commission will con
duct tlie registration of voters according to
the law of congress, excluding those who not
only practice but believe in polygmay, and
certify to the elections. This may require
several sittings of the commission and several
trips to the territory. Mr. Ramsey thinks the
commission is a step in the right direction,
but it remains to he seen whether the results
will be permanently beneficial. It is prob
able that all that was intended to be gained
by the bill will be accomplished, but tlie ter
ritory is irrevocably in the hands of the Mor
mons, who will at least control it. Mr.
Ramsey does not think that tlie country in
Europe is very inviting to tlie agricultural
population, and that the Mormons will be
much troubled by Gentile population, ex
cept, perhaps, by a few miners, who, how
ever, seldom become permanent settlers.
The Mormons have made the country what
it is by hard work and irrigation. They are
a band of enthusiasts and would have gone
to Pike's Peak or Alaska if necessary.
Too Much Moisture In Iowa.
A Des Moines dispatch of Friday says:
The severe and protracted rain storms have
done great damage in Iowa. Tlie g-ound is
completely soaked Cellars that have always
been dry are filling with water. Wells are
filling near the top. Rivers are overflowing
their banks and rapidly rising. Fields can
not be cultivated and roads are impassable.
Great damage must neccossarily result to
crops. The railroads are the immediate
sufferers. There is a land-slide on the Wa
bash narrow gauge north of town, prevent
ing trains from coming into this city on that
line. A transfer of passengers to the Fort
Dodge road is made at Waukce. The
Chicago, Burlington it Quincy main line is
badly multilated at Creston. There is also a
serious washout on the Des Moines & Albia
branch at swan. Bad breaks exist on the
Rock Island route in Illinois, and the Win
tered branch is practically abandoned. The
Chicago & Northwestern has suffered a bad
washout between Dunlap and Missouri Val
ley junction. Through trains had to trans
fer at that point. Some idea of the terrible
rainfall of this week may he had when the
Chicago, Rock Island it Pacific, tlie Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy and the Chicago it
Northwestern announce that landslides are
occurring in cuts that have st^od for twelve
years. Not one of the Iowa pool lines has a
clear track from Chicago to Council Bluffs.
Scrgreant Mason in Prison.
Intei view in Albany Argus with Penitenti
ary Clerk.
"IIow is Sergeant Mason carrying him
"He is working steadily and, I think,
is in better health than when he came
heie. An old man—I think a farmer—
from Chautauqua county came here to
see him the other day, and asked him
how he felt and how lie liked it here.
He answered that lie felt better than
when he came, and that ns far as prison
life was concerned he would as soon stay
here as else where, hut would rather haxe
a crust of bread outside, w ith freeddH.
than anything that could he brought into
a prison and he a prisoner. That's per
fectly natural, however. He corres
ponds regularly with his wife 'Betty,'
and seems well satisfied that sbo and
'the baby' have been provided for. She
sent him a picture ot herself and the
hahy a short time ago, and lie thinks so
much of it that he carries it in liis pocket
all the time. Mrs. Mason is a large-bom
ed, and course-featured woman, thin in
flesh, hut she has a very pleasant face.
Tlie hahy is a bright-looking, interesting
child, fat and healthy."
Ichabod Goodwin, the tiret war governor
of New Hampshire, died Tuesday evening,
aged eighty-six.

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