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RICHMCXNT), ESDIAKA, SUNDAY MORNING, JTJI.Y 3, 1881. m amsm Improrrmrnt During the Early Part of the Sight. Intense Excitement Throughout the Country and Greot Sympathy for the President. Telegrams from Grant, Arthur, Lowell, and Other Distinguished Citizens. The President's Condition More Hopeful at Midnight, And Still Maintained at S O'clock this Morning. A Possible Cnance of the President's Recovery. Bulletin t. Washington, July a The Executive Mansion, 5:48 p. m., the President is now sleeping quietly, he dropped asleep about fifteen minutes ago. A. telegram was just received at the Executive Mansion from the superintendent of the B. & P. railroad stating that the special train with Mrs. Garfield on board left Balti more at 5:23 and will arrive here about 6:15 p. m. A gentleman from the sick room said the President's son James was crying and that when the President noticed it he aid "Jimmie don't cry, the head is still all right, but the trouble is elsewhere. Bulletin a. Washingtoh, July 8. The engine of the train which is bearing Mrs. Qarfield to Washington broke a piston rod at Bowie, but another engine has been sent to her and the delay will not be great. The following telegram was sent at 0 p. m.: Bon. ObMtac A. Arthur, Vioa President, N. Y. : At this hour, 6 o'clock, the condition of the President is very alarming. He is losing his strength and the worst may be apprehended. (Signed) Jambs O. Blatnk, Secretary of State. Bulletins. Washington, June 2, 6:30 p. m. The President is under the influence of mor phine, and is consequently suffering much less pain than he was earlier in the day, but that his condition is critical in the extreme can not be doubted. He will scarcely survive an hour unless some miraculous change takes place. Bulletin 1. Washington, July 2. CoL Bob In gersoll states that he knew the assassin well, and had always regarded him as a sober and sane man. He has no special profession, but has been an office-holder and an office-seeker. CoL Ingersoll is of the opinion that his insanity is feigned. Washington, 6:45 p. m. Mrs. Gar field has just arrived. She was con ducted at once to her husband. Bulletin . Sir Edward Thornton, the British Min ister, called upon the Secretary of State, who was in attendance at the Executive Mansion, between 4 and 5 o'clock, and delivered to him a copy of the following dispatch Srith many expressions of deep sorrow at the great tragedy: j To Thorn loo, Washington: London, July 2. 5 p. m. Is it true that President Garfield has been shot! If so express at once the great concern of Her Majesty's Government, and our hope that the report that he has sustain ed a serious injury is not true. (Signed) Graxtiujl Bulletins. , Washutotok, 7:00 p. m President still living, and part of his family are at his bedside receiving his last words. No change in his condition, and only a faint hope of recovery. BnllenaT. Washington, Executive Manason. ? p. m. The following telegram has just been sent by Secretary Blaine to Vice President Arthur: Hod. C A. Arthur, Vies-President, Hew Tack : Mrs. Garfield has just arrived, a quar ter before ? o'clock. The President was able to recognize and converse with her, but in the judgment of his physicians he is rapidly sinking. (Signed,) Jambs G. Blainb. Bulletin S. Washington, Executive Mansion, 7:40 p. m. The President s condition is not perceptibly changed either for the better or worse. His voice is strong, his mind unimpaired, and he talks freely with those about him. Bulletin 8. Washington. June 2. 8 p. m. The President is very low and sinking; pulse 150, but conscious. His physicians say he cannot live more than two hours. Mrs. Garfield arrived an hour ago. Bulletin 10. Washington, Executive Mansion, 8:95 p. m. The President is again sinking, and there is little, if any, hope. Bulletin 11. Washington, July 2 8:30 p. m. The President is sleeping pleasantly, and is more comfortable. Pulse, 128; tempera ture, 99 slightly above normal; respira tion 22, and more regular. (Signed) D. W. Buss, ML. D. Bulletin U. Washington, Executive Mansion, July 2, 9:20 p. m. The President haft rallied a little within the past three-quarters of an hour, and his symptoms are a little more favorable. He continues brave, and cheerful. About the time he began to rally he said to Dr. Bliss, "Doctor, what are the indications?" Di. Bliss re plied, "There is a chance of recovery." "Well, then," replied the President cheer fully, "we will take the chance." The President is now sleeping. Bulletin 13. Washington, July 2 10:20 p. m. The President's symptoms continue to grow more favorable, and to afford more ground for hope. His temperature is now normal. His pulse has fallen four beats since the last official bulletin, and the absence of blood in the discharges from the bladder shows that that organ is not injured, as had been feared. Bulletin 14. Washington, July 2, 11 p. m. The following official bulletin has just been issued, "The President is resting quietly and is cheerful, pulse 124, temperature , i aspiration 2U, all tne symptoms are favorable." Bulletin 15. Washutotok, July 2 11 p. m. Mrs. Garfield, although still weak from re cent illness and shocked by the sudden ness of the grief which has come to her, has behaved, since her arrival, with courage and self-control equal to her husband. Not only has she not given away to the terror and grief which she necessarily feels, but she has been con stantly by the President's side encour aging him with her presence and sym pathy, and giving efficient aid, so far as it has been in her power, to the attend ing physicians. Bulletin is. Washington, July 2 Midnight The improvement in the President's condi tion is still maintained. He is resting quietly. Tne Last Bulletin Stilt Favorable. Washixton, July 3. Executive Man sion, 1:15 a. m. The following bulletin has just been issued: - 1 o'clock a. m. The improvement in the President's condition, which began early in the evening, has steadily contin ued up to this hour. His temperature and respirations are now normal, and his pulse fallen to 120. The attending physicians regard all his symptoms as favorable and a more hopeful feeling prevails." j (Signed) D. W. Bliss, M. D. All the members of the Cabinet re main at the Executive Mansion through out the night. Dispatch trot the 91 areata af Lara. Washington, July 8. 12:45 a. m. The Secretary of State has just received the following telegram from the Gov ernor General of Canada: Secretary of Mate, Washington, D. C: Akhsbst, N. 8., July 2. Pray ex press my warmest sympathy with the President and his family at the dastard ly attempt on his life. I am shocked at the news, but trust the wound is not mortal I shall be very glad of further intelligence. Reply to Halifax. (Signed) Lobkb, Governor General. B arrtaonra. Harrisbcrs, Pa., July 2. The intel ligence of the attempted assassination of the President creates universal indigna tion and regret here amongst all ci The latere at New Orleans. New Orlrans, July 2. The news of the attempted assassination of President Garfield created great excitement in this city, and is almost the only subject dis cussed. All condemn the horrible act in the strongest terms, and express sympa thy for the President and hope for his speedy recovery. - The Feeling- as Colambna. The shooting of the President and the news of his low condition, have cast a gloom over the city. Citizens of Colum bus who know Garfield still entertain the hope that he will recover, as he is a man of strong constitution. The newspaper and telegraph offices have been thronged all day by citizens who were eager to catch every word that comes from Washington. Interview With Arthar and CoasUiag. Nbw York, July 2. Senator Jones, Nevada, said he had conversed with both Vice President Arthur and Mr. Conkling on the subject of the shooting of the President and was sure that neither of them knew anything about the man who had been arrested for the crime, in fact they had said they had not heard before of either name sent by telegraph as that of the assassin. They both had expressed great sorrow that such a crime could have been perpetrated in this free country. Senator Jones said he had asked Vice-President Arthur wheth er he would go on to Washington to night or not, and had received for an swer that he certainly would not go unless sent for, as he could not well separate himself from his official position, and his visit under the present circumstances might be misunderstood. Privately he might have liked to have gone on to Washington for the purpose of tendering his aid and sympathy, but in the present state of o flairs this could not well be done. What Wattereoa. Save. Chicago, July 2. Hon. Henri Watte, son telegraphs the following editorial to the Courier-Jommal : It is hard to say whether tne country, be more appalled or distressed by the ghastly tidings which come to us from the National CapitoL The assassination of a ruler of a people at all times and under all circumstances is dreadful to contemplate, and in this instance, , attended by domestic surroundings, of so touching a description, it relates to a man of such gentle character as to car ry with it a sense of personal bereave ment. The President of the United States has been stricken down in the early morning of what promised to be a career of political usefulness, personal honor, happiness and health, and at the least of sincere devotion to his country. It is fortunate that the hand which dealt the blow was not that of a Southern man, because if it had been we should have, from one end of the land to the other, a Stalwart out cry against the South. The author of this dire crime seems to be the merest vagabond, yet he claims to be' a Stal wart, and what is there in the charac ter of men in whose name and interest the deed was done, and whose desperate fortunes it saves from destruction, to rescue them from a suspicion which would by a change in the author's nativ ity firmly attach itself to the most inno cent people. Mrs. Surratt was hanged on less circumstantial evidence than oc curs to the mind as to Roscoe Conkling! and Chester A. Arthur. The vile nature of the contest at Albany, the despicable rancor of the combattanta, and the base methods adopted by both parties, render the murder as likely a weapon as any other, and whilst we should be loth to accuse any body, and prayerful that the man Gitteau is not the instrument of a conspiracy, we should not be eager to assume the innocence of a body of political wretches whose hands are stained by every other crime; nor precip itate in wishing to hurry into power a band of bandits and plunderers who may have planned this assassination as their last resort. Charleston, Sonth Cam Una. Charles ton, 8. C, July 2. The at tempted assassination of the President excites universal grief and horror. In Charleston the sorrow felt by the com munity is seen on the laces of all classes The hope is expressed that he will soon recover. The Chamber of Commerce held a large meeting at 2 p. m Addiess ea were made expressing sentiments of sor row, and resolutions adopted condemning as the deepest crime the act of the as sassin, and expressing the wish the Presi dent might soon be restored to the people of the United States, to whom he is dear, without regard to political opinions, and expressing to the Presi dent and his family that the sympathy of the people of Charleston is with them. As soon as the Mayor heard the news of calamity he sent the following tele gram: Hon. James Q. Blaine, Washington : Our entire community la deeply shock ed, by the startling intelligence of tne attempted assassination of the Presi dent, and I hasten to request that you will kindly express to Mrs. Garfield our profound sympathy at this distracting time, and our sincere hope that the President's life may be spared to his family and country. William A. CouaTNRY, Mayor of Charleston. Groups of citizens collected about the streets, discussing the news with sad dened faces. Sympathy and fee Una la Georgia. Augusta, Ga., July 2. This com munity was thrilled with horror and in dignation on hearing of the shooting of President Garfield. The Chronicle says: "It seems but yesterday that we beheld Mr. Garfield, smiling, happy, dignified and handsome, seated in the Senate Chamber before a notable company to be inducted into the Presidency. He had risen from the humblest walks of life to the highest by his own endeavors, under Divine Providence, and that day marked the acme of a proud and glori ous ambition. He delivered an inaura tion address that gave the continent assurancea of peace and comfort, and turning aside for a moment from the tre mendous civic trust, he became the true son and husband, who recognized in mother and wife the sources of his great career and inspiration. Because this is the American Union, and because our President is the fit ruler of a free people, a wail of righteous indignation swells in unbroken chorus over the whole j land, protesting against the gigantic wrong, and demanding justice against the villain who horrified the Republic, and disgraced the image of his Maker." I A Meeting; at Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga., July 2. In response to a call issued at noon to-day by the Mayor, a very large number of our best citizens assembled at Degives' Opera House this afternoon, to give expression to their feelings regording the assassination of President Garfield. The following reso lutions were adopted by a rising vote: HetoteeS, That we, the citizens of At lanta, have received telegraphic an nouncement of the shooting of James A. Garfield, President of the United States, at the Capital, to-day, with pro found regret and horror. Itesolvd, That to him and his family we tender our deepest sympathy in their sudden affliction. Bstohtd, That we join our feeble voi ces to prayers which bursts from the breasts of all the people that his life may be spared for the performance of the duties of the high office to which he has so recently been elected. . Speeches were made by Congressman Hammond, Gen. John B. Gordon, Sena tor Brown, Chief Justice James Jackson, and Ex-Gov. Bullock. Genu Grant's Sollclfnde. Washington, July 2. The following dispatch has been received by Secretary Lincoln from Gen. Grant: Klbera, N. J Secretary Tinnoln, Washington: Please dispatch me the condition of the President, the news received conflicts. I hope the most favorable may be con firmed. Express to the President my deep sympathy and hope he may speedi ly recover. (Signed,) U. 8. Gbajtt. The Bfowa aa Seat Abroad. Washington, July 2. Post master General James has just sent the follow ing telegram to New Tork: Secretary Blaine has cabled the for eign ministers that at this hour, 10:15 p. m., the President's condition has im proved in the judgment of all the at tending physicians. The change is marked and hopefuL Effect. Nbw York, July 2. A representative of the Fuming Aa" obtained from Geo. 8. Coe, President of the American Ex change National Bank, that gentleman's views with respect to the effect of Presi dent Garfield s death upon tne nuances of the country. Mr. Coe said, "The first effect of this news upon Wall Street is undoubtedly to shock capital and cause some timidity, but this result will be only momentary. The country is too strong and prosper ous to be seriously affected by any one man's death or the death of several men. I do not think that government bonds or railroad stocks or bank stocks will feel the blow at alL The chief source of apprehension at all is connected with the accession of General Arthur. Nobody is cognizant of Arthur's views on the great monetary questions of the day. Richmond, Virginia. Richmond, Va., July 2. The most in tense excitement has prevailed here dur ing the day over the intelligence of the attempted assassination of President Garfield. When the first rumor was reported it was generally dis credited, but on confirmatory dis patches being received the public mind began to realize the shocking news, and in a short time the whole city seem ed moved. Crowds gathered rapidly at the news centers anxious for particulars. Expressions of deep regret at the dire calamity which has befallen the Nation, and condemnation of the dastardly act, are general. Vice-President Arthar. Washington, 8:45 p. m. The follow ing telegrams have been received by Secretary Blaine and General Sherman: The Hon. J. O. Blaine, Secretary of State, Wash ington : ? New York, July 2. Tour telegram with its deplorable narrative did not reach me promptly, owing to my ab sence. I am profoundly shocked at the dreadful news. The hopes you express relieve somewhat the horror of the first announcement. I wait tor further in telligence with the greatest anxiety. Ex- great to the President and those about lm my great grief and sympathy, in which the whole American people will join. ' . ' . (signea; u. a. Arthur. Your 6:45 p. m. telegram is very disJ treasing. I still hope for more favora ble tidings and ask you to keep me ad vised. Please do not fail to express to Mrs. Garfield my deepest sympathy. (Signed) C A. Arthur. Dispatch fraas Granville. Washington, July 3. The Secretary of State has received from Sir Edward Thornton, the British Minister, the fol lowing telegram, dated London. 10:25 p. m.: To Sir Kdward Thornton, British Ambassy : The Queen desires thst you will at once express the horror with which she has learned of the attempt upon the presi dent's life, and her earnest hope for his recovery. Her Majesty wishes for full and immediate reports as to his condi tion. (8igned) Lord Granvtllx. Teles-ram Iran II an cock. Goverhob's Island, July 2. General W. T; Sherman, Washington : I trust that the result of the assault upon the life of the President, to-day, may not have fatal consequences, and that in the interest of the country the act may be shown to have been that of a madman. . Thanks for your dispatch, and for your promise of further infor mation. (Signed,) W. 8. Hancock. Sympathy af the Qneen. Wasrtsgton, July 2. The following was received at 8 p. m.: London, July 2. Blaine, Secretary, Washington : Your telegram received. Express to Mrs. Garfield the profound sympathy of this Legation. The Queen has sent to inquire, and expresses solicitude. (Signed,) Lowxix, Minister. Thooe Document. Washington, July 2. The package of documents left by Guiteau and in tended for Byron Andrews of the Chica go Inter-Oettm, were placed In the hands of the police, and were not delivered to that gentleman. Afterwards they were handed to District Attorney Corkhill, in whose possession they now remain. Every effort has been made to obtain them from CoL Corkhill but he deems it improper at this tune to give them out for publication and steadfastly refuses to permit them to be telegraphed or even examined. Only the contents of the note addressed to Andrews was com municated to him aa a basis for his sworn statement that he had no acquaint ance with Guiteau. CHICAGO. Chicago, July 2. Charles Gitteau, the man who attempted to assassinate the President, has been more or less known in Chicago for the past tan years. Ha was a disreputable lawyer and has gen erally been considered half insane. He went to New York seven or eight years ago and upon his return In 1878 professed to hare been converted, and delivered several lectures under the auspices of the Y. M. & A. He next appeared at the head of a scheme to buy the Chicago Inttr Oemn and run it on the plan of the New York ITm-aLL but. aa he had neither capital nor backing, the matter was dropped by him. He left for Washington several months ago. PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, July 2. The Pennsyl vania Railroad has ordered a locomotive and car at Jersey City to carry Mrs. Garfield to Washington. She had ar ranged to meet her husband at Jersey City to-day, and left Long Branch this morning, on the Central road for Jersey City. The message informing her of the attempted assassination is awaiting her arrival at the utter place, mere is mucn excitement here. ciNciniiAm. Cin-ctnhatl July 2. The feeling in Cincinnati is one of mingled grief and rage, in reference to the shooting of President Garfield. Cooler heads coun sel moderation. Groups gather every where and make the awful event tne oniy topic The outcry against the leniency of comm unties toward crimes against per sons, as breeding the spirit of murder, is everywhere emphatic and outspoxen. The hope that the President will survive, coupled with the fear that he will not, adds suspense to the excitement and in tensifies ft NEW YORK. Nbw York, July 2. A dispatch re ceived in Wall street, says: "President Garfield was shot this morning and dan gerously wounded." This had no effect on the stock market. Nxw York, July 2. A private die- patch from Washington says tbe Presi dent's wounds are believed not to be fatal. The doctors hold out some hope of a possible recovery, but it is plain that they feel but little if any hope. One shot went through his arm. The President talked to the Western Asso ciated press reporter just bow; said he felt pretty strong coosiaeriag ana wounds, but complained of a tingling sensation in his feet as annoy ing him more than anything else. The man who shot him wrote his name on a card as Charles Gitteau, attorney at law, of Chicago. Washing ton is wild with excitement and the whole populace is gathered about the Baltimore and Potomac depot. The man evidently had deliberately planned the assassination with the idea so far aa can now be ascertained of making Arthur President. Nbw York, July 2. Vioa 1 undent Arthur and Conkling arrived from Alba ny by boat this morning. The boat waa late, not arriving until about 10 o'clock. As soon as she touched the wharf a tele gram was handed Arthur and upon reading it he dropped back in his chair greatly shocked. It la presumed the .telegram announced the shooting of President Garfield. Rev. Prof. Test will preach on Sunday morning, in St. Paul's Church, on the Revised New Testament. Sabbath service in 8C Paul's Church will be opened by singing the hymn: "God Bless our Native Land," to the popular air "America." The Virginia Democrats are divided and are now in a ""- almost as bad as that of the Republicans. Commissioner of Railroads, French, has been suspended from office by order of Secretary Kirkwood. It is not known who will be made his success or. The amount of 5 per cent, coupon bonds received for eontmuance at t par cent, at the Treasury and the London Agency, is lt4,80.,6ffO.