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GUITEAU GUILTY I!
The Jury Come to This Conclusion in Six Minutes. Closing Scenes of the Great Trial-The Con clusion of Judge Porter's Scathing Address. WrASHINGTON, January 25.-As usual, Guiteau oppened the proceedings of the Court by announcing : "My sister has been doing some silly talk at Chicago. She means well, but she is no lawyer." Judge Porter immediately resumed his ar gument. Admonished by the falling snow and the severity of the weather, from which he had suffered, and from which doubtless the Jury had also suffered, he felt it neces sary to vary from his original intention, and to trust to the intelligence and honor of the jury to supply his defence. He would not, therefor, linger over the dry details of evi dence, feeling it imperatively necessary that the case should be brought to a conclusion as soon as possible. He would simply touch upon a few of the salient points of the evi dence. "John W. Guiteau," said Porter, "I be lieve to be an honorable man. He came here ready to contribute his means,. his evidence and his services to save his brother's life, and he is an honor to his father's name, and yet the truth comes from his lips and must impress upon every one of you the convict ion that on the second day of July this pris oner was as sane as you or I, or the Judge upon this bench." Reading from the evidence of John W. Guiteau, and commenting upon it, JtPldge Po;rtei sNid : "Ile has two races." Cuitusn-How many have you got, Judge Porter ? Judge Porter-He has two faces; the one showing the sancity of a Parsee, and the other the hideous grin of the fiend that pos sesses him. As he continued to read from the evidence of John W. Guiteau's testimony relative to his last interview with the prisoner. Guiteau continued interupting with such comments as "What I say is always true,. Judge Por ter ;" "What you say is generally false. " "I never said so," and "That is absolutely false." Proceeding, Judge Porter contrasted the life, conduct and deceitful practice of the prisoner with the Apostle Paul, in the light of the prisoner's assumption that he, like Paul, was honestly engaged in doing the Lord's work. "Paul never palmed off brass watches for gold." ."Neither did I," shouted Guiteau. Judge Porter-Paul never swindled his creditors out of their just dues. "Oh, your a blood man," retaliated the prisoner; "you belong to the Judads tribe." The picture drawn by Judge Porter was anything but a lovely one, and provoked the prisoner to the most abusive retorts, as "You are a liar and you know it, and I tell you so to your face, Judge Porter." "This man," said Judge Porter, "who pro claims that he never deceived any persons !" "That's a fact," piped the prisoner, "put that in frequently." Judge Perter-This man who says he nev er deceived any one, said in one of his hand bills, "Lecture by the Honorable Charles Guiteau !" He never deceived any one! Where did he get this title of "honorable ?" Guiteau-That's the way my letters come addresed, sir. "This is the Little Giant 'of the West," continued Judge Porter, "the Lord murdered Garfield ?" Guiteau-Yes, and he'll murder you before long. Judge Porter-The Lord defrauded the printers and the boarding houses, and every night and morning the Christian prisoner thanks the Lord for His work ! Guiteau continued desperately shouting "Your a liar and you know it; you • haven't brains enough to tell a saint from a devil! A saint from heaven couldn't stand the abuse from that man Porter, and I won't stand it. He's a liar, and I call him so !" Porter said he was simply'reading from the sworn testimony of Guiteau's brother. Guiteau-He's no brother of mine; I want that understood. My sister sympathizes with me. The first interruption from counsel came when Reed strenuously objected to Porter's quoting from English authorities. Judge Cox said there was no cause for ob jection. Though It was not very relevant, it was not objectionable, Guiteau's remarks about the Jews called from Porter a remark that he had yet to know that a man need be ashamed to spring from the same race as the Savior. The clamor and din made by Guiteau, re inforced from counsel, resembled a small babel. Scoville finally objected to Porter's coi struction of the evidence, and the prisoner insisted that Porter should be arrested for in solence. The bailiffs trying to quiet the se sassin, only drew from him the most vicious demonstrations, and nearly obliged the ofi cers to administer wholesome discipline. Porter then reiqwed Dcr. tiSpIt~a' te.-iL mony, and was called 4a bisrbli,; diy, lying whelp, at litervals by\the prisoiOr. At Porter's eloquent and stirring esatenCes Guitoau waa roused qslost to fry pna lowed like a bedast. Porter referred to Reed's dimovhry t Charlotte OCr4.P r Isu 1 n.n @m d ",4f. was a great contrast to this vndlctive, cow i~~r:;. ~ ~ R )''er~ag~~s,4T ardly wretch. She was not afraid to die. "I ain't either," shouted Guiteau, "you may put my body in the ground if you can, but I tell you this nation will go down in blood if you harm a hair of my head !" "Wilkes Booth was almost a patriot com pared with this cowardly assassin. Wilkes Booth was a man of manhood and kindness; but this cowardly wretch could plan for his I own safety at the same time. He murdered 1 for revenge and notoriety." j, Guiteau-I shot my man in broad daylight, and don't you forget it. For the next half hour there was a contin uous stream of interruptions and abuse from the prisoner and a score of times he de nounced Porter as a liar, with various ad. jectives. Never before had his vindictive ness been so plain and his cunning merged into angry spite. He unwittingly empha sized Porter's sketch of himself. Judge Porter will conclude to-day and the jury may get the case to-night. (Guiteau after recess tried to talk but was stopped by Judge Cox. Porter said Judas Iscariot could not have pronounced a more sinister judgment than G(itead in his criticism on the religious and moral growth of the past 900 years. Guiteau--"Judas would have employed you as his attorney, you big liar, you!" Porter depicted the ridiculous absurdity of Guiteau's claim of transitory mania, which left him, as soon as his victim sank to the ground, a perfectly sane man. At 4 o'clock Judge Porter concluded his argument and Judge Cox charged the jury. At 5:35 the court was called to order and at 5:36 the jury came in and rendered a ver dict of guilty as indicted. The jury was out six minutes. Jinm Bowle and the "Memphis 'error." On one occasion Bowie, whose reputation had reached Memphis, arrived by boat at that city, or rather what was then known&s the Third Chickasaw Bluffs. The bank from the boat landing to the top was about 150 feet high, and a large number of people were watching the arrival of the strangers. Looking down, one of them recognized Bowie as he stepped over the gang-plank, and made the remark: "There comes Jim Bowie." "What!" shouted a big flatboatman, then known as the "Memphis Terror," as he looked down the bluff; "what! Jim Bowie ? That's the fellow I've been looking for for months. Jim Bowie ! Why, - - him, I'll whip him so quick he won't know what hurt him. I'll whip him if I never whip another man in my life. Stand by, boys, and see the fun !" Bowie came slowly up the pank. In his hand he carried an old umbrella. He had no pistols, and was evidently not expecting or in fact prepared for a fight. This fact did Snot escape the now thoroughly interested spectators. Up went the flatboatman promp ' Sly, as Bowie reached the top of the bluff. Is your name Jim Bowie ?" he asked. Bowie replied that it was. "Then," shouted the flatboatman, as he t squared off, "I think you a - rascal, and I'm going to whip you right here and now." Bowie was a man of few words. He stood Sand gazed at his adversary, who was more emboldened than ever. "I think you're a - coward," he yelled, and I'm going to Sknock your head off," and, so saying, the "Memphis Terror" advanced to the conflict. Bower never flinched. His keen eye was , fixed on the "Terror," who at this moment d was face to face with him. But as the man of Memphis drew a dirk from his breast Bowie stepped back a foot and thrust out his umbrella as if to keep his antagonist at bay. The "Memphis Terror," seizing the um brella with one hand, made a pass at the in ventor of the famous knife with the other. In so doing he pulled the umbrella to himself t leaving free in the right hand of Bowie his murderous weapon, which to this moment had been'concealed in the folds of the im promptu sheath. The sight of Bowie stand ing there with the knife in his hand and the gleam of vengeance mn his eye was too much for the "Terror." t From the bouncing bully he became Stransformed into a craved coward in a sec ond. His face turned pale and his knees Strembled, while the dirk dropped from his hands as he gazed on Bowie's weapon with staring eyes. "Put it up; put away that scythe, for God's sake, Bowie. I was mis taken in my man." Bowie advanced a step. "Don't-don't kill me!" beseeched the Bully; for God's asake, nan, don't go for me with that scythe, and I swear to you I'll S -never attick another man as long as I live." iowie looked at his now thorougly de moralized opponent for a moment, and then, turning on his heel with the expression, "Coward," walked rapidly away. Thence forth thie ',Mmephis Terror" wasa changed man, and uni theday of his death he never lost the seblrriqet ofq '".Pt.up.hat-scythe." S Weala~ ron am Newspapers. Many years ago, in one of the severe win S; whe ~t.ph among Sb" pooot that o taold ztn~wepR.I9e *;r.lred over the JFo4,, ·wouald sI frOm- sa sI..batetlle. ! alte or bk1ahkets and - iovrl. hi brouhtunpothq iVur-ala pe.tbut it brought eomfort to manj' a weight, and do not consider that there is no warmth in the coverings themselves, but that they merely prevelt the heat of the body from passing off. Whatever is a poor con ductor of heat will make a good warm cov ering. Paper itself is a poor conductor, but still poorer are the thin layers of air that are confined'when two or three newspapers are laid upon one another. A few newspapers laid over the bed will keep one much Warmer than some of the heavy, close woven blank ets. We do not propose newspapers as a substitute for blankets and comforters, but it is one of those make shifts that it is well to know. In travelling one may, by the aid of a few papers, secure a comfortable rest in a thinly clad bed, and it we cannot afford to give a destitute family a blanket or a. com forter, we can bhow them how to increase the usefulness of their thin covering by stitch ing a few layers of newspapers between them. A City Unearthed. The discovery of a deserted city sixty miles long, cut out of the rocky face of a winding cliff, rewarded the efforts of a Stev- - enson Smithsonian institute exploring party - during the researches in New Mexico and Arizona the past season. This is by far the most important find yet made among the ancient cliff-dwellers. Some of' the houses contain four or five dwellings, one upon other, and in the plateau above the cliff were found many ruins of temples of worship, built of well-cut, square stones. A compari son of the collections of pottery and imple ments gathered in the cliff houses by the ex .ploring party with those obtained in the Pue blo villages strengthens the belief that the Pieblo :Indians are the degenerate descen dants of the once powerful race that built the ruined cities of the plains, and then re treating before some more warlike foe, carved out these singular dwellings on the sheer walls of dizzy precipices, and found them, it may be for centuries, both fortresses and homes. Atchison's Trading Post SIX MILES SOUTH OF FORT MAGINNIS. A complete stock of General Merchandise, INDIAN GOODS, And Miners' Outfits. Having removed my stock of merchandise from Ft. Maginnis, and added a large and complete invoice of new goods, I am prepared to supply settlers, miners, and travelers with as good goods and at as low figures as any store in this seetion of the conn,ry outside of Fort Benton, 40 JNO. S. ATCHISON. Choteau House NEW HOTEL Thoroughly Refitted and Newly Furnished,. 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