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A SHOT AT GUITEAU,
The Assassin Escapes with a Bare Bullet Scratch on the Hand. The Capital Somewhat Excited over Event. Regret that the Country Furnishes so many Poor Marksmen. The Would-be Avenger Makes Good his Escape. A Crank Arrested and Brought into the Police Court as a Substitue. Washington', November 19.—It was re ported that Guiteau was shot after leaving the court room, the ball taking effect in his hand. »Several minors are in circulation, one of which is that when the van in which Guiteau was riding from the court room back to the jail had reached the vicinity of the Capital, a man riding on horseback came up and fired two shots, and then rode rapidly away in the direction of the navy yard. It is not believed that Guiteau was hit at all. A young man who witnessed the shots fired in the prison van as it passed through the capital grounds en route from the city hall to the jail, says the person who did the shoot ing was a middle aged man, well dressed and mounted on a remarkably fine white horse, immediately after the shots were fired the horse was started on a dead run, and al though the guard stood on the rear steps of , J . , the van with pistol in hand trying to cover cover the man who did tlie shooting, lie made his escape without difficulty. As lie passed by the young man mentioned, he remarked, "I have shot Guiteau." Seeing an armed police man by the side of tlie driver, he exclaimed : • I've shot the--," and putting spurs to his horse dashed down East Capital street in the direction of the Congressional cemetery. The policeman fired one shot after the fast disappearing horseman, and tlie driver of the van whipped his horses into a gallop and kept in sight of him for several blocks. The would-be avenger was,however,mounted on a blooded horse and rapidly escaped out into the country. He was described as a smooth ; faced man about twenty-five years of age, and a dashing horseman. He had on a dark ; brown suit. The van then proceeded to the j jail and Guiteau was taken out in a state of great excitement. He exclaimed: "I have | been shot. Notify Major Brock at once and [ tell him to arrest the scoundrel and have ! him dealt with as he deserves." On ex amination it was found that tlie ball had just grazed Guiteau's left wrist, inflicting a mere scratch. The ball struck the opposite | fide of the van and fell upon the floor, where it was found on reaching the jail. The an- j nouncement of the attempt upon the life of Guiteau created intense excitaient on the streets, and all sorts of rumors were at once in circulation. The would-be killer was seen about tlie court liou.se this afternoon, and attempted to gain admission during the day, but failed. He was also seen to mount his horse soon after the van left and ride leisurely after it. It was rumored that he hailed from Illinois, but there seems to be no foundation for the report. It was whispered in the crowd outside of the court house just previous to the adjournment, that to-day would be the last day of the trial. A re mark was also heard in the crowd that if one wanted to see Guiteau they had better do so to-day. This would lead to believe that more than one person was aware that the attempt would be made. Another account says the van w T as mid way between the capital and jail, when a white man, heavily built and mounted on a sorrel horse, fired into the van, the shot giv ing Guiteau only a flesh wound. The mount ed police pursued the assailant for a short space, but G ere afraid to leave the van, and as he was well mounted he readily out-foot ed the cumbersome van which followed for a while at a rattling space, and then gave up the pursuit, Guiteau was terribly excited and demanded a double guard for Monday. Only one policeman and a frail guard were with the van. The assailant lias made good liis escape, and there are no chances for his capture, as public opinion is considerably in his favor. Many express regret that the shot was not fatal. Guiteau says that the lailure to kill him is another evidence of the Lord taking care of him, and wont let any harm come to him. He is still uneasy and fright ened. Washington, November 19. —Wm. Jones was arrested on the charge of firing into the prison van in which Guiteau was being con- j veyed from tlie court house to the jail, with . ^ mv, intent to* VilT him, and taken to the second : precinct police station about 9 last evening, j lie was very drunk and unable to say much p about the matter. This morning he had be- j 1 come sober enough to appreciate his eondi- ; tion, and at once took steps to secure counsel j in tlie person ot'R. K. Elliot, who will de l'end him in the }>olice court to-morrow morn- j ^j mg. A visitor to the station house to-day asked Jones why he didn't hit Guiteau. Jones laughed and said : "It was'nt I that ! shot at him. I want to see them prove it," »So confident were the authorities last night that the right man had been secured, that no further search w*as made, and it was not un til 5 o'clock this afternoon that any officers on the van at the time of the shooting were sen Pout "to SÄÄ to idonSfy the | prisoner. Police ofticer Edelm, who was sitting on the van with the driver, and who ed tired at the horse mall as lie wheeled and fled, ' rode out to the station house about 5 o'clock this afternoon. After a thorough scrutiny of Jones features and some conversa tion with him, officer Edelin said: "Gentle men, this is not the man. I should know tlie man I fired at yesterday among a mil lion. I not only fail to identify this man Jones as the man, but I could swear that he is not the man." Officer Edelin then specified ]H)ints of difference between them as follows: "Jones has light complexion with hardly a perceptible mustache; whereas the man who fired at Guiteau was a dark, swarthy man, apparently about 45 years old, with a wry heavy, stumpy black mustache, and keen black eyes, besides the latter was oool and sober, and the manner in which he planned and executed the work, even though he fail ed, was that of a clear-headed, determined man, rather than that of a half-witted crank organ. Again, the horse was a heavy sorrel with white fore legs, while Jones' horse has not a white fleck upon it." The authorities are pretty well satisfied now from officer Edelmto statcmetetthat they have not secured the right man. An interval of an hour and a half -elapsed between the was did as time when the would-be avenger escaped from the pursuing van and the time when mounted officers first sighted the eccentric Jones. There is room for several theories now being advanced—that the real culprit made good his escape, as he had ample time to do, or that Jones, after as he supposed having eluded his pursuers, concluded to celebrate liis exploit with a grand spree, and again, that Jones was an accomplice to the extent of loaning his horse, and that after receiving back the animal on the outskirts of the District and learning what had been done, he was just drunk enough to enjoy the sport of being pursued by the police, knowing that he could not be held for the real crimi nal. The new phase of the case creates a stir at police headquarters. Jones is well known to the police. He has been arrested several times within the past six years. He is 29 years old, and owns and operates a fine farm upon the Bates road, about three miles from the city. He is regarded as a "crank" by his neighbors. His chief trouble for the past two years lias been to personate a police man and make arrests, and after making a show ot taking a person to the station house to release him, with the warning not to be caught offending again. Recently lie rode up to a carriage just entering the grounds of tlie Soldier's Home and compelled the driver to halt. The occupants, a gentleman and two ladies, protested, but with much severity of manner Jones called out, "This thing lias been going oil long enough ; you must go to the station house with me ; I have orders to arrest you." Explanations being useless the party accompanied him to the station house. Just as they were about to alight from the carriage, however, Jones laughingly bade them good day, and putting spurs to his horse quickly disappeared. Shortly afterwards lie arrested a woman, and for this offense lie was fined. He was never known to use or carry a revolver. Those who know Jones inti mately say he is rather lialf-witted than a crazy man. His demeanor to-day indicates that ho rather enjoys the society he lias se cured. Perry Carson, colored guardsman at the rear of the van, to-night positively identified Jones as the horseman who followed the van to East Capitol and First streets, where tlie j shooting occurred. Carson says that when the i 'preached the Capitol grounds, Jones was pretty close behind, and when they reached First street he rode past tlie rear end of the van. Immediately he heard a pistol shot ; ; " here bulletins were displayed, people gatli j | [ ! postponed. November 21.--William Jones was this morning for assault with intent to kill Chas. J. Guiteau. He was detained but a few moments, and in default of $5,000 was committed to ja - and and then another, but whether Jones is the j man who fired the shot he cannot say, as i Jrom bis position on the van it was impossible ; to set \\ h.u happened near the limit part. I The police are impressed to-night that j 1 J°» es is Tl } e man ^lio fired at Gr. can, not-, withstanding the statement ol -del in and j 1 Llck v 1 P° slt r ^ e identification ou Lie part ol j ' arson. j a Chicago, November 19—The shooting ot I ; Guiteau was a matter ot almost universal ; • comment on the streets this atternoon and ! to-night, and the remarkable tact is that the < most staid and law-abiding citizens are in | their expression of opinion on this point i utterly lawless, lhe prevailing sentiment ! , . -ill u i • ered m considerable numbers, and occasion-j ally a shout was heard as the news was read j or commented on by a new comer in a jocu- i he lm strain. The underlying feehng is that ( A the fitting end ot tlie assassin would be his j assassination. j Washington, November 21. William j brought before the Police Court : the case indefinitely i ing lawless. was one of regret that the bullet had not gone truer to its iutent. Around the windows Gaiteau. Washington, November 20. —There were hundreds of visitors at the district jail to day. Beligious services were held in the morning in the rotunda by representatives of the various churches. Guiteau was the attraction, and throughout the day a crowd of anxious spectators hung around the gate « **» " >*>■ * W <*»• Occasionally a party would obtain permission to pass through the corridor and view the prisoners iu their cells, including Guiteau. , u ^ . The guards would engage Guiteau in couver sation in reference to the attempt on Ins life yesterday, and his invariable reply to the allusion was : "Oh, yes ; I a«i hard to hit, people will learn, I fear, while the Lord is with me and will not permit me to be killed." The flesh wound caused by the shot causes the prisoner no inconvenience w hatever. He insists that lie must have a strong guard of police to-morrow to assist the Lord in keep- ! ing him from danger. This afternoon the : crowd became so great that Guiteau was i ... ,,,,,, i notified by the AVarden that there was a large number of persons in the rotunda who ! desired to see him and that he had better ! step out into the corridor. Guiteau imme- ! , , , i diately put on his coat and hat, and, brush- j ing himself np, appeared in full view of every one present. Upon retiring he saluted j the crowd in military style, smiling in an . & , indifferent manner as he did so. The guards j say he passed aqniet night, talking but little. ■ He spends most of his time reading and writing. The guards say that while he ap p earf5 perfectly calm and composed, yet he is 1 A a ___- • b^tly disturbed about to-morrow. He is not quite satisfied that he will escape vio lence. There are various rumors in circula ^j on j n eastern part of the city regarding attempts to shoot Guiteau Many believe _ i that concerted action has been taken to kill iii+arv o-mWU ' AI 1 lary gu j him since his trial began, muiuiry guarus are still on duty. No apprehension is felt bj T j the officers of the jail of any father at . 1 WASHINGTON November 21.-While Gui »Asm-Miiu., ..... While Gui tenu andtheguards ' «w«H»î ^the ar rival of On prison xsuj! ed w T ith a hot lunch anti lurnisnea wun pen, and paper He then supplied many appli- i cants wRh hifautograph His appetite and I vanity* are rradiininished. When the van ouueared Timcrowd pressed to the middle of : tlie roadway There was a line of spectators tue roa i y .. the street This i crowd" ndud P Tm»uy lad!« whTwatchejï ■ ÄTÄ' ,2! I meXrndwJ? almÜst completely Wdden by the guards. As soon as the door closed upon Jï Ïrivira^'rapWlVunte gnaVof, mountedpolice. V journey to thej.il waa j without interest. I Washington, ~~ nesses in the case of William Jones were ^ fore the grand jury to-day. It is understood that Perry Carson and the driver of the van testified that they recognized Jones as the man who fired at Guiteau. A small boy who was running after the van at the time was quite positive that Jones is the man wno did the shooting. Officer Edelin was quite positive that he was not the man. It is believed an indictment will be presented against Jones during the afternoon or to morrow. THE TRIAL OF GUITEAU. Relying Wholly Upon the Plea of Insanity. i not think it was anybody's j I Washington, November 19. —The crowd about the court house this morning was far greater than upon any lormer day. It was with the greatest difficulty that those whose presence were needed in the court room could gain admission. To avoid the otherwise in evitable scramble it had been found neces sary to issue tickets of admission, and only ticket-holders were permitted to enter. At 9:40 the doors were opend and in a few min utes every seat was occupied, the larger pro portion of the spectators lieing ladies. Gni teau arrived at 9 o'clock and without par ticular demonstration on tlie part of the crowd he w r as taken at once to the prisoner's room, where he ate a hearty breakfast and expressed himself as well satisfied with the progress of the case. Scoville was questioned in relation to Guiteau's alleged new counsel, Judge Magruder, of Maryland. He stated that he was not aware of any tender of ser vices from Judge Magruder. He had received several ofiers from lawyers who were strang ers to him, and lie feared that he might make a great mistake by taking at this late stage of the trial counsel unknown to him than prosecuting it alone. He does not expect any other assistance than Robinson. The court opened without any incident and Geo. C. Maynard, electrician, was put on the stand. He testified to loaning Guiteau $10 at one time and $15 at another. Guiteau protested against this line of evi dence. He did business whether he owed $25 or some one owed him. Maynard is a good fellow and I owe him $25, and that is all there is in it. District Attorney Corkhill desired to prove by witnesses that Guiteau borrowed the $15 with which lie bought a revolver. Ou cross-examination witness thought Gni teau looked seedy and hungry. The prisoner showed much feeling and fre quently interrupted the witness, asserting that he lived in first-class style and wore a $70 suit of clothes. He knew plenty of pub he men, and had all the money lie wanted His mental condition and not his physical condition was at fault. He had a big load on his mind. .to About that time witness did not notice anything about the prisoners manner except a sort ot skulking gait. Jos. N. Burat, clerk to Maynard, testified j to the loan ot the $15, and thought Guiteau's j walk and the way he held his head was a J little peculiar. Jno. OMeary testified to selling a pistol to Guiteau. He could not identify it, as there j were thousands just like it. The charges j were then drawn lrom the revolver at thej tïf 1 ïudienœ C ° UDSe ' mDCh t0 tilC °' tne audience. e( ü n g the killing. Guiteau quickly shouted, ! SÆÂe SÄÜ briefly stated the facts within his knowledge, and without cross-examination was followed ! ^y Gen. D. Swaini, who described briefly his association with the President during his ill ness An impressive Kene occurre ,f during his testimony. "What were the President's Pending the examination ot the pistol, j Guiteau desired to announce to the court that i he had invited Jno B. Townsend, of Newj ( A ork, and Leonard Sweet and A. »S. Trude, of j Chicago, to assist him. There are plenty ol j brains on the other side and he desired as j much on his. "Just yet there is another : matter," he coutinned. -I desire to call the attention ot the court that there are a mim ber ol disreputable characters in court, and some threats ol violence have been made dur i ing the past week. I have no fears ot my I - ........ ,-7ä i I have no fears personal safety. The chief of police fias ; kindly furnished a body guard, and I wish to notify all evil disposed persons that if they i attempt to harm me that my body guard will j shoot them down. That is all there is aliout it." Then turning to the reportres, he added, "Reporters, put that down." Col. A. S. Rockwell was the next witness. He began a detail of the occurrences at the depot, when Scoville interrupted, acknowl last words?" asked Corkhill. "His last words were," replied witness, with emotion, "Oh ! ' Swaini." 1 Dr. D. W. Bliss w as then called. After recess a long and tedious cross-examination of Dr. Bliss took place. Upon its conclusion the District Attorney inquired if the defense proposed to pursue the same course of exami- j nation with the rest of the medical witnesses ? | ! and upon Robinson replying, "about the j : same," he announced that the prosecution ; ^ ad expected to close to-day, but under the i pirpumctaiippc fliri lint, rlpp.m if flilvisahlft to I i circumstances did not deem it advisable to ; j ntro duce another witness, Guiteau here! ! attempted to say something, when the Dis- 1 ! trict Attorney, bowing with mock gravity, j ! continued, "If Mr. Guiteau will permit me, i your Honor, I will move that we adjourn." j (j u j^ ean appeared to relish this pleasantry, and nodding, replied, "Oh, certainly, you j shall have full chance." The court then ad J oa ™ e(p „ , 01 . Washington, November 21—The crowd j abo ut the court house this morning was three ■ times greater than on Saturday, and it was with the greatest difficulty that those entitled i to admission could force their way through the corridors to the criminal court room, and the opening of court was delayed some min utes in consequence. Guiteau arrived in the van at 9 o'clock, having an escort of three mounted policemen in addition to the two officers on the van. He was at once taken to j his room, where he breakfasted and read the j morning papers. He seemed to have recov- J ered entirely from his scare. He attributed I his escape on Saturday to the interposition of | .. onfi Ha fiftsirArl his hpfirprs to un- i t ^ e Deity, and he desired his hearers to un- j (j er8 t a nd that he was not afraid to die if the Deity desired it, but he did not want to be : shot down like a dog before he had time to fully vindicate his conduct in a court of | justice. j . brought into court, Guiteau at once devoted himself to his papers, and con . _ . » _ ------i no rather an embarrassment in the conduct of defense. Robinson criticised in severe terms trar y to tPe general expectation made no demonstrations whatever or allusions to the late attempt upon his l.fe. Immediately on the opening of court Robinson arose and ad dressed the court for the purpose ol calling attention to an article m the Sunday Post, m which Seville was made to say he should Ä«" had^become satisfied that Robinson could be of no assistance but the discourtesy he had received from Guiteau J^VibZn requested the court to grant his discharge m the case, and positively stated that he ^ ^ pr0 ^ ^if-respect remain iu association with Scoville. Guiteau, who had been closely following Robinson all through the latter portion of his speech, broke in again and with consider able warmth said : "That is an able speech and I agree with most of it If he had only made it last Monday there never would have been any disturbance between ns." Scoville here tried to quiet Guiteau, when he re torted upon him, "Keep qniet yourself, from in be ed an of talking now. I sympathize with him in this matter." Scoville made a brief statement, deploring the disagreement, after which Judge Cox re lieved Robinson from further connection with the defense. Scoville then began to address the court with, "We do not expect tobe com pelled to conduct the ease entirely without assistance." Here Guiteau exclaimed : "I understood that Judge Magruder was anxious to assist in this trial, also Mr. Town send. I should like to have them appear here, as well as Sw ett or Trude of Chicago." Then adding, after a pause, "On tlie question of malpractice my idea is simply this—that by the physicians own statement on the 25th of July the President was not fatally shot. We don't want to press the subject or desire to have it go on record, so that the court may take notice of it ; (after a brief pause,) that's all there is to the malpractice business, short and to the point. I want it understood that I appear as my own counsel here. I am an agent of the Deity and I expect Him to care of mé. I think He has managed it very well so far." The District Attorney then called Drs. Wood, Ward and Lamb, who testified as to the character of the wound, and that it was a mortal one. They also identified the ball, which was exhibited to the jury as the one they had taken from the body of President Garfield. The prosecution then rested their ease. Guiteau was allowed permission to he heard in opening his defense, and retaining his seat he began : Your Honor .—I was not aware I was ex pected to speak this morning. (Scoville here" leaned over and whispered to him, when Guiteau retorted sharply and with im patience,) "I won't stand up ; I am not afraid to, however, but I have only a moment to speak and will keep my seat." I do not care to say more than what was published Monday in my address to the public. I presume tlie jury all saw it. I have no set speech to i make. I appear as my own counsel and my j idea is to make corrections as we go along, just as we have done for the past three or four days. I don't mean any discourtesy to any one. I only want to get at the facts. If any one says I ow r e them twenty dollars and I don't I will deny it on the spot. My idea is to take things when they are hot, not let them get cold and suffer from misrepresenta tion. Of course 1 shall go oil the stand at the proper time and he examined and cross examined. My idea, however, is to correct a misstatement when it is hot instead of wait ing to let the matter get digested and mis understood. I think the way is to interject my statements as tlie case proceeds. I have no set speech to make, but am much obliged to your Honor and to my counsel for the courtesy of this invitation." Guiteau's manner seems to have undergone a marked change since the early days of the trial, and during the delivery of his short speech, this was particularly noticable. At the conclusion he settled back in his chair with an air of exhaustion, and rested his I head on his hand, wearily, while a careworn understood. I think the way is to interject my statements as the ease proceeds. I have no set speech to make, but am much obliged .to your Honor and to my counsel for the j courtesy of this invitation." Guiteau's manner seems to have undergone j a marked change since the early days of the ! j trial, and during the delivery of his short J j speech, this was particularly noticable. At J the conclusion he settled back in his chair with an air of exhaustion, and rested his head on his hand, wearily, while a careworn j expression appeared upon his face. "I j Scoville then addressed the jury at consid erable length. "Much, he said, "has been in \ roduced j 11 * hc evidence thus far which, to his mind, should have no bearing upon the ease. All men shared some opinion re 1 latively to the suffering of the President. It was not pleasant to contemplate these things of j au d when they were presented to the jury ol j they must exercise their influence. The only as i question, however, for the jury to consider, W as whether the prisoner killed the Presi-! | dent, and whether at that time he was iu such a condition mentally as to render Wm responsible for the action." The speaker with no attempt at oratorical effect, presented in plain matter the facts and the manner ot points w hich he proposed to make, and upon which the defence would i rcl y- Without concluding the opening ad ; to i j ad dress, Scoville requested the court to allow' him to finish to-morrow. This was granted and the court adjourned. Washington, November 22. —The prison van in which Gu'teau was conveyed to court this morning was escorted by six mounted police in addition to the two officers who rode upon the van. The trip was made with out incident. After reaching the prisoner's room, Guiteau partook of a hearty breakfast, and expressed himself satisfied with the police arrangements made to insure his safety. He thought the same precautions should have been observed at the outset. The court room w as crowded in every nook and corner. John Guiteau was in the court room soon after 9 o'clock, and obtained sffb ! ' poenas for six additional witnesses. None of 1 the gentlemen publicly invited by Guiteau to assist in the defense have as yet responded, It is understood, however, that Scoville ex pects to secure the services of Trude of Chi cago later in the week. Several medical ex j perts summoned by the defense are in atten ? | dance this morning, among them Dr. Rice, of I j Wisconsin, who has long known the prisoner ! ; and who, it is said, advised his commitment to the insane asylum four years ago on the j I rrmnrul imintinnal ineanitv ; ground of emotional insanity, Guiteau was brought into the court room 1 shortly after 10 o'clock, and »Scoville resumed j his argument. He called attention to the plea set up by the defense (insanity) and dis cussed at great length the growth and changes of public opinion upon the subject of insan../ and its treatment by the courts w hen set up as a defense in criminal cases. He cited numerous rulings in several noted ones. He claimed that the plea of insanity having been set up by the defense the burden of proof rests with the prosecution. There was just as much ground to indicate Guiteau's insan ity. "Why," said Scoville, "even President Garfield said, "Why did this man do it ; he must be insane." Blaine must have believed Guiteau insane. Colonel Corkhill here arose and with much emphasis said, "If yon w ill allow me, j Mr. Scoville, the President never said he j thought he was insane. He thought him J sane all the time. Blaine never thought him I insane. He has said under oath that he be | lieves him sane." i SpaviIIp pvnlnir j Scoville explained that he spoke from in formation derived from the newspapers, and : would not take issue on the statement. He then took up the history of the Guiteau | family,who were of Huguenot.extraction,and j who had he said retained to the present day as a marked characteristic their sturdy ad herence to the religious convictions which had cau.sedjthe extirpation of the Huguenots. He asserted that insanity was hereditary in the family. At one point in his argument, Scoville, in detailing the more enlightened treatment of the insane now in vogue at the asylums, said in other words, that those in charge of the asylums act with little more reason than do the inmates. (This sally seemed to amuse Gaiteau immensely and a broad smile broke over his features, which reappeared two or three times, as if his mind recurred to it.) Scoville alluded to the pre judice which undoubtedly existed against the plea of insanity generally, and especially in the case of the prisoner. He said the newspapers had intimated that Guiteau was only feigning insanity, and such seemed to be the general theory of the public. (Gui teau tamed uneasily in his chair and with a quick, nervous articulation, said, "I never feign ; I act myself, sane or insane.") With out noticing the interruption, Scoville allud ed to the arrest of a man at the time of Pres ident Hayes' inauguration, who was sent to an asylum. This man, he said, had as care fully made his arrangements to kill President Hayes as did Guiteau to kill President Gar field, and but for his arrest might have suc it ceeded. He went on to give the story of Guiteau's life iu detail. Guiteau appeared satisfied uutil Scoville plainly intimated that a lack of capacity on Guiteau's part had re- ; duced his practice to the collection of bad debts. Guiteau winced and broke out with "I brought a great many suits and generally gave them all they wanted on the other side." After a moment of quasi explanation to the prisoner, Scoville was about to proceed, w hen Guiteau, apparently, appeared to waive liis hand pleasantly to Scoville, and said, "Go on, Mr. Scoville ; that is an interesting story, and is correct in detail." Continuing, Scoville said iu effect, that Guiteau had made a good living and supported his family all this time and paid liis debts. Guiteau "broke in with, "I had first-class references as well as my personal appearance, and so I got business. Besides that I had no bad habits of any kind." To illustrate Guiteau's freaks as an indication of insanity, Scoville related his rambling attempts at a speech on a certain occasion when he had been assigned by the court as counsel for a prisoner on trial. Gui teau again, in an excited manner, said, "That is absolutely false. I never tried a case with Charlie Reed in my life. I don't want to in terfere with your theory, but your facts are false. I want the jury to understand my peculiarities. That is all right. There are a I good many people who will swear that I am | msane." I ho court then took a recess. After recess »Scoville continued upon the | same line of illustrations, frequently using the expression of "mental incompetency," | Guiteau fretted at the slightest imputation of the lack of brain power, and his intense egotism showed itself in his frequent inter ruptions. At one time he exclaimed, taking exception to the statement of Scoville, "Not true and can't be shown. I always tell the truth." Again he broke out in, "I have brains enough but my mind was devoted to theology. That is why I ran behind. There is no money in the theology business. I am out of that now." Scoville continued to speak of his impecunious condition at that time as shown by his clothes, when Guiteau interrupt« d with a show of impatience: "I was always well dressed. Don't put that in." »Scoville related an incident in Guiteau's life ! which his friends thought at the time indi- ! eated insanity. Guiteau, with much warmth, said : "I have heard that story before, and it is absolutely false. Don't tell any such stuff as that again." Scoville then related Gui teau's varied experiences during the Moody and San key revivals, and his efforts and failures on religious subjects and tlie lack of appreciation shown by his audience. Guiteau j supplied the explanation. "There were new ideas on that subject. They hadn't -ot to ' S them at that time." And thinking perhaps he had not quite made his meaning plain he added, soon afterwards : "I had ideas but no reputation, and ideas wont draw at all." .. Guiteau's belief that he was serving the Lord and that it was the Lord's business to pay his debts incurred in His service, was I of mentioned by Scoville, when Guiteau laugh ingly supplied another illustration, saying: "I dead-headed it from Toledo to Chicago on I as the impression my appearance made with ! the conductors. I got put off twice, though." j Scoville continued his description of Gui- , teaus religious experiences, and was ire- : C1 qrfently interrupted by the prisoner with : i -J left a $5 000 law business to do that work and you see how I made out with it.'" Again he interrupted with : "It was the same kind ! of business that the apostle Paul was en- | gaged in. He got his pay and I expect to ' get mine some time out of that book I wrote." A moment after, and with a show j 1, of enthusiasm and raising liis voice he ex- j, claimed : "I used to -o around the streets A. selling my lectures. People thought I was ■ a book agent and I was happier when I was aS doing that work than ever before. I was tion working for the Lord, not for money." »Seo- j ville then alluded to Guiteau's susceptibility I to the influence of women, and said it was and the will his disposition in that respect to talk to any w r oman so long as she would listen to him. "That is not true !" shouted Guiteau. "I put a notice in my autobiography that any lady who wanted to correspond with me, and would send me her address and if j she w r as all right she would be well received, j crats and to this notice I got a response front a j i za are lady it?" worth $11,000. [Laughter.] That was'nt bad, was I ! Guiteau's Insanity. Chicago, November 22. —The Ciucinnatti Gazette's Washington special says: The opinion of Drs. Allen, McLane and Hamilton that Guiteau is undoubtedly insane enough to hang, and that he ought to be hanged as a matter of justice and policy, creates consid erable interest, as Hamilton is one of the most eminent authorities on nervous dis eases and consulting physician to all the city insane asylums. He says Guiteau belongs to a larger class of persons than most people j suspect the existence of. He is a sub • .j . i' n _ •_________________•_ ___•_______ ± _________ ject of the insane neurosis, or insane temper ament. The outbreaks that characterize such a condition are largely the faults of the so-called parents, though of course there is a heredition from nervous ancestors. This natter of insane neurosia is one of a wide hearing which deserve more attention from physicians and fathers than it has yet re ceived. It manifests itself in different ways. In 99 cases out of a 100 it leads people to do nothing more than harmless eccentricity hypachondria, and frequently is never no ticed at all unless by some physician inter ested in such matters. The importance of recognizing the gravity of the subject is im perative, but the recognition of insane neu rosis is no new* thing. Maudsley gives it prominence and in his works calls attention ■ to its evidence in a large number of persons. I Blaine's Future. Augusta, Me,, November 21. —The Ken- j nebee Journal to-morrow will publish the j following: We are authorized to state that j Mr. Blaine will not be a candidate for Rep- j resentativ^ in Congress ; that he will not he J a candidate for Governor, and that he will | not be a candidate for U. S. Senator. When ! Blaine retires from President Arthur's Gabi- I net early the coming month he will devote j himself entirely to his private affairs. The ! rumor of his going as Minister to England ! has no foundation whatever. One of the James Gang Captured. Chicago, November 19.—A Kansas City special says: »Sheriff Bucker, of Bourbon county, Kansas, reports that he has captured the notorious Dick Little, one of the James gang, at the residence of his father, thirty miles from Fort Scott. The State has offered $10,000 and the railroads $5,000 reward for the capture of Little, who was in both the Glendale and Bine Cat train robberies, and it is believed he was the leader at Winston, when three persons were killed. Officers will leave Kansas City to identify him. Died. Annapolis, Md., November 21.—Hon. Alex. Randall is dead. ; ! i ! i j ; Utah's De New York, November 22.—A Washing ton special to the Herald says : On behalf of Allen J. Campbell, claiming the seat as Delegate from Utah in the next Congress upon the certificate of Governor Murray, in whose stead Geo. M. Adams, the holding over Clerk of the last House of Representa tives, has placed the name of Geo. ( fc >. Cannon, the representative of the Mormon church, on the roll, the formal attention of Clerk Adams has been called to the recent decision of Chief Justice Hunter in the Third Distric t Court of Utah, that Cannon is not a citizen of the L nited States, and that the certificate held by him as a certificate of naturaliza tion was obtained by fraud and was fraudu lently used and is void on its face. In view of this decision and of the further facts as set forth in a brief accompanying the com munication, that oil the 8th of January last, after a full hearing of counsel on both sides, the Governor ot the Territory rendered a decision in favor of Campbell and issued to I him a certificate as delegate elect, and that in | an appeal taken by Cannon to the jj. S Dis ,•*«-» , . IT , , . . . | nc ^ our ^ 0 P pli tp * e decision of Governor Murray was sustained. Clerk Adams is | asked, first, whether he proposes to continue tlie name of Geo. Q. Cannon on the roll of the House as Delegate from Utah : second. ! ! it not, whether he will recognize the certifi cate of Governor Murray by placing on the roll the name of A. E. Campbell. Adams has made no written reply, but orally has stpted that lie cared nothing for tlie question of citizenship and would have put Cannon's name on the roll even had he known him to be an unnaturalized Englishman. It is learned from the Sergeant-at-Arms office that Cannon is regularly drawing his pay every month as Delegate from Utah, though he holds no certificate of election. Campbell and his attorney, Judge J. R. McBride, of Salt Lake, are now on their way to Washing ton, and it is stated that they propose to bring to a test in the courts of the district the power of the holding-over Clerk to place on the roll of the next House a ner , , . , r '. ' P . S ° U acklDg the first qualifications, viz : citi /eDS " P The Next House of Representatives. Washington October •>•> —Since the elec. .. . v ,/ ~ tl0n m New \ ork it has been claimed that there " ere 147 straight Republican members I of the next House, notwithstanding the <le feat of Astor The stiecial list of members at °* Astor. The special list ot members I as made U P of the ofllCfcrs ol the House aud ! those entitled to draw nay only contains 146 j straight «Republicans, or one short of a ma , jorit y over all. They are from the different : C1 , , ,, . i ,States as lollows : Clllllornia :î > Colorado 1, Connecticut 6, Illinois 13, Indiana 8, Iowa 9, Kansas 3, Kentucky 1, Louisiana 1, Maine 6 ! Maryland 1 Massachusetts 10 Michigan 9 | Maiylan " Massachusetts 10, Michigan 9, ' Mmnesota 3 > Nebraska 1, New' Hampshire 3, New Jersey 4, New York 19, North Carolina j 1, Ohio 15, Oregon 1, Pennsylvania 18 Rhode j, Hnd o Tennessee :i Vermont 1 Vmm.i-i ® A. leimessee v ermont 3, V îrginia 2, ■ ^ scons i n 6. This is the list of Republicans aS they will be recognized at the organiza tion of the House. There are 146 straight j Remiblicans 8 Greenbackers o Rpadin«^«* I KepuWlcaus > b Greenbackers, ~ Readjusters, and 1 Independent Republican (»Smyth, of Brooklyn). It is almost certain that five of the Greenbackers, the two Readjusters anil Smyth will vote with the Republicans, which will give them ten majority. The project of j attempting a coalition between the Demo j crats and Greenbackers to secure the orgau j i za tion seems to have been abandoned. There are about 34 members of the House in Wash ington, and of these only 20 are Republicans. Of the 20 Republicans 8 are candidates for the Speakership, so it is evident that not much progress has yet been made in the can vass. All the candidates talk hopefully, but the troth is none of them can give any esti mate of the votes they will get outside of their respective »States. A Terrific Explosion. New York, November 22.— Early this afternoon a terrific explosion occurred on East Seventy-third street, between Second and Third, where Patrick Farley, a contractor, has been blasting rock on the north side of the street. It was caused by the carelessness of Patrick Monahon, foreman, in putting a number of dynamite cartridges to dry on a steam pipe. The explosion shook the entire neighborhood, and wrecked windows and doors in fifty fine houses adjacent. Flying glass, splinters, and falling bricks and furni ture injured several persons. The explosion was heard ail over the upper part of the city, and was felt from Fifth avenue to East river, and Nintieth to Eightieth streets. The explosion of the cartridges made a sort of crater about five feet in diameter and ten inches deep in the sidewalk. The shed over the boiler was reduced to match wood, and the steam attachment which conveyed power to the drills swept away. Not one of the workmen was injured. When the noise of the explosion was over cries of distress and alarm, accompanied by the crash of lulling glass and wood work, were heard in all di rections in the immediate neighborhood. Iu a few moments thousands of persons, at tracted by the explosion, swarmed around the excavation, amd the residents of more than seventy houses left their homes in fear. In many instances the locks of doors, shut when the explosion occurred, were wrenched off Many window casings and shutters were broken and displaced. Probably a dozen windows were wrecked in houses as remote from the scene of the explosion as Fifth avenue, Seventy-ninth and Sixth seventh streets and First avenue. In all the damage done was in about seventy-five houses. Monahon's theory is that|a spark from the furnace ignited the fuse of one of the cartridges. Eight persons only were in jured slightly by the explosion. Farley, the contractor, has notified all householders who had suffered that he would pay all damages, and has asked those injured to send him their doctor bills. These will not be heavy. The shock of the explosion caused some alarm in the public school on East Seventy fifth street, but order was quickly restored. More Outrages. Dublin, November 21.—Outrages are breaking out again and the prospects for the winter are discouraging.