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Iu tlio President's ' Case , Though
Not Bright , is Not
Disparaging ,
iHia Condition Saturday , How
ever , Conceded to bo
Very Alarming.
The Expectoration From the
Troubled Lungs Continues
to bo Purulent ,
Notwithstanding which the
.Physicians Say the
Lungs are Better.
Mind is Oloar and No Hal-
> ' > S >
luciivations Have Recent
ly Been Observed.
Eecurrence of the Saturday
Chills Last Evening'Again
Deepened Anxiety.
3Dr < Boynton Cencnrad for Saying -
* * ing there wa Al > ioo on'
Below the telegraph gives a full ac
count of the president's case Satur
day , Sunday and last night , which , as
will bo seen , was a period of not oven
ordinary fluctuation of pulse , tem
perature and respiration. In the average -
erago mind little doubt existed that ,
ere the sun rose yesterday ( Sunday !
morning , the spirit of James A. Gar
field would have boon wafted , to un
earthly spheres. But ho decrecc
otherwise , wo felicitate oursolf to say ,
and President Garfield still lives with
relatively good prospects for his ulti
mata recovery.
National Associated Press ,
ELBEKON , Sept. 17. At the exam
ination of the president at noon to
day the temperature was 102 , pulse
120 , and respiration 24. At 11:30 :
o'clock this morning ho had. a severe
chill , lasting half an hour , and fol
lowed by perspiration. Since the
noon examination there has been a
gradual falling of temperature , with a
diminishing frequency of pulse and
respiration , so that at the evening ex
amination the temperature was 98 ,
pulse 102respiration-18. Ho slop !
"inoat of"-tlio time' during -the after *
noon and has taken nourishment ai
the proper intervals. The cough has
been less frequent than usual.
( Signed ) , Buss ,
Dr. Boynton , after the rigor ex
perienced by the president in the af
ternoon had passed away , said it was
the same in character as those ex
perienced in Washington and was one
of the incidents of his condition and
might recur at any timo. It was only
nlarming n so far as it showed what
might occur. Two onomatas oi
fibrous beef were given during the
day ; ono early in the morning and the
-other after the dressing of the wound.
The president slept quietly most of
the afternoon , and when sponged
off after 4 o'clock expressed him-
.self as refreshed. Hia pulse was then
108. The surgeons and attendants
wore summoned at half-past 5. the
president having remained awake to
make the evening dressing. Although
the president had boon half raised in
bed and boon eating grapes , Dr. Agnew -
now said on his way to the cottage
that the situation was ono to give rise
to grave anxiety. Col. Rockwell
was also quoted as saying the presi
dent's condition was very critical.
'Tho evening bulletin was unexpected
ly hopeful and the best which has been
issued for four days. It created
amazement at the president's "rapid
recovery from the morning's unfavor-
.ablo chill and the favorable reaction
from the conditions at noon. Dr.
Agnew and Dr. Bliss came together
from the president's cottage after
issuing the bulletin and wore over
whelmed with congratulations over
the unexpectedly good nows. People
almost refused to believe the figures ,
.and the surgeons said when they were
first indicated they hud doubted and
looked a second time with great care
-at the instruments , the figures were
found correct. Tiicro were universal
expressions of but amazement that
the president should so completely
have shaken off the ill effects of the
rigor. The Burgeons referred to Gar-
fields phenomenal
.and maintained that the bulletin was
the best in ninety-six hours. "It
was a chill , " said Dr. Bliss this even
ing , "and was caused , wo think , by
the depraved condition of the blood ,
.and pulmonary troubles seem less
pronounced to-night and there seems
to bo a yielding of many malignant
symptoms this ovoning. The respira
tion has boon 18 since 2 o'clock this
.afternoon. The worst symptoms seem
to have passed away , Wo have given
him abuut five and one-half ounces of
"beef blood during the past twenty-
four hours ; also beef tea and a small
portion of poptourized beef , some
milk punch , two dozen Delaware
grapes and two strawberries. "
"What had the president eaten before -
fore vomiting ? "
"Ho had just token his porridge
.and his attendants were civing 'him
brandy and water. His utoniach re
fused to retain cither , vomiting was
attendant upon rcgior and no con
tinued nausea followed. "
"Doctor , do you think the pus cav
ity is in the wound ? "
"I have no reason to think BO , I
believe the ball thoroughly encysted. "
"Whatindications wcro there of
the chill last night r
"Tho president had an npproacl
to chill before Iho febrile rise las
evening. His extremities were coo
but not BO much so to attract hi
attention. Heated ( lannola wcro ap
plied and the difficulty overcome
without his knowing it. Ho com
plained at the same time of pain it
the bowels and slight coldness. Tin
succumbed , however , to the same
'treatment. "
"It was absolute chill to-day , was
it ? "
"It was. His extremities were coo
thirty minutes , although the rigor
W.IH not as severe as ho liad sulforct
in Washington. "
Hope and despondency have vici
with each other for the past twenty-
four hours. The people were so despondent
pendent that they took great courage
at the issuing of the bulletin , bu
the admission oy the physicians that
the fluctuation was liable to occur all }
moment caused renewed constbr
nation. t
It is now generally aVl
.mittod that the projidenta condi
tion over since ho was shot has bcoi
one of constant loss , and that in favor
able periods ho has not recovered whal
ench relapse cost him , and in no in
stance has gained what he actually
lost. Dr. Bliss lias never talked so
discourajjingly as to-night. He
sent a dispatch to a friend , saying
"Tho president is not so well. I have
no hope of his recovery. "
In a conversation with the reporter
of the National Associated Press , Dr.
Boynton said :
"Tho president just now is comfort
bio , asho is at present suffering no
pain. That means nothing more than
that ho is quiet. Ho had a slight improvement -
provement during the day , but it haa
not been maintained. Ho is no !
where ho was before the relapse. "
Condition unchanged at this 4hour ,
and the president is quietly restine.
Mr. Parnell cabled Mrs. Garfield a
letter of condolence to-night.
General Swaim and Colonel Hock-
well still think the president will pul !
through , although both are evidently
The lights in the president's cottage
were turned out at 11 o'clock and the
house closed for the night. The pres
ident was then asleep. At 1 a. in.
the president was sleeping quietly
and the indications pointed to an un
eventful night. Ho was described as
being comfortable.
ELBEKON , Sopt. 18. At the exami
nation of the president this morning ,
the temperature was 98 , pulse 102 ,
and respiration 18. There was no
perceptible febrile rise during the
night , the pulse ranging from 102 to
112. The cough was less troublesome
than on the previous night. Expcc-
, toralion xmcnanged .JIe jsjnble to
take the nourishment and stimulants
required without gastric disturbance ;
nor has there been evidence of men
tal aberration during the night.
( Signed ) BLISS ,
LONO BRANCH , Sopt. 18. Dr.
Hamilton has authorized the reporter
of the National Associated Press that
the president's condition this morn
ing is fully described in the official
bulletin , and that , while the bulle
tin is not decidedly reassuring , yet it
is slightly encouraging. At noon Dr.
Agnew said the president was com
fortable and so far to-day had exhib
ited nothing to indicate that ho
had suffered perceptibly any ill
effects from the chill of yesterday.
ELDEUON , Sept. 18. The presi
dent , though quite weak , has passed
a very quiet day. There has been no
recurrence of chill nor mental dis
turbance. At i ) a. in. a slight febrile
rise took place and began to subside
at 11 o'clock , at which time the tem
perature was 100 , pulse 110 , respira
tion 20. There has been no increase
of cough or change in the character
of the expectoration. At the even
ing examination , 5:30 : p. in. , the tem
perature was 98.4 , pulao 102 , respira
tion 20.
Signed ) BLISS ,
this morning is one"which warrants a
renewal of hopo. The surgeons say it in
dicates , on the whole a less critical
state of the case and shown that the
president has done little more than
merely hold his own. Ho is better
than at any time yesterday ana better
than at any time within the past forty-
eight hours , without , however , hav
ing made any perceptible gain.
His condition is improved BO
Tar as subsidence ) of alarminir
symptoms and a bettor ap
pearance are concerned , and at pros-
jut indications tlio favorable condition
will continue during the day. Every
thing would seem to encourage the
belief that a good Sunday has been
DCgun , General Swaim gives the fol-
owing assurances ;
"I wns with the president most of
the night , and ho has started in on
what 1 behove will prove to bo
ho best Sunday ho lias
lad in many weeks. This
condition during the entire night and
low warrants the belief that he is
tow on a bad-rock on which to make
a clear and solid .start. He had less
cough during the night and its char
acter was very much bettor , and ho
experienced no trouble from it in
any way. His
and during the night it showed not a
Dimmer of dimness , He talked a
; oed deal v > hen awake , Ho oxpori-
meed no trouble from his stomach ,
hat organ doing everything that was
'equirod of it. The temperature dur-
ng the post forty-eight hourn has got
vitliiu a normal range , which is a fa-
'orablo symptom.
conn to be modifying its grave synip-
ems and during the night gayo him
10 trouble whatever , The wound is
a an improved condition and the
discharge from it lias a more health }
appearance. "
The attending surgeons foe
more cheerful and agree will
every word made in the statement
mont of General Swaim and en
dorse it as a careful oflicial statement
of the situation this morning. Tin
surgeons Bay that Gen. Swaim a in
tiinato knowledge of the patient ; his
perfect acquaintance with the case
and his constant attendance at the
president's bedoido give to any state'
mont made by him , especially whet
accompanied with the ondorsomonl
of the bulletin , the full character eland
and oflicial declaration.
( IKMIIUL lilt A NT ,
at 12:15 : o'clock , walked over from his
place to Francklyn Cottage , saying ho
desired to receive some personal as
surnnccs as to the actual condition ol
the president. When lie approachot
the cottage quite a number of persona
cainu out of the cottage to welcome
come him. There were among
the number Miss Mollie
Carfiold , Mrs. Rockwell , Gen. Swaim
Secretaries Windom and Hunt , Post
master James , and a number of the
president's ' personal attendants. The
general did not intimate any desire to
enter , and extended conversation was
hold on the parlor porch Gen. Grant
came away from the cottage more
cheerful and with his face covered
with a smile of satisfaction. Meeting
a reporter of the National Associated
Press , ho was asked :
"General , what do the people at
the president's cottage tell you m re
gard to the president's condition ? "
"What they toll , " ho replied , ' 'is
of a moro reassuring character. "
"Do they refer to the chill of yes
terday ? "
"Yes , they say that there are no ovl
denccs of a recurrence of the chills. "
"Do they say that ho has suffered
any ill effects from the chill ? "
"No , they aaauro mo that ho has
not suffered any ill effects from the
chill , and also that he is quite com
fortable. "
"What do they assure you is the
actual condition of the president
now ? "
"What they assure mo of is that the
president is now on an upward turn.
The term 'upward' U the exact lan
guage they used in describing his con
dition to mo at the present timo. At
1 this afternoon the temperature of
the president was reported to
bo slowly rising by the immediate at
tendants , when the president said that
at present there wereno indications
to warrant the opinion that there
would bo a recurrence of the chills ,
or that any now complications would
arise- . They did not deny that the
chills may occur , and that new com
plications may arise , but they Bay they
expect them so long as president - s
blood is in ita present septic condi
tion. "
any ho febrila to-day was unusually
yund 100 and the pulse did not go
higher than 120 figures much below
the average of most of these fevers ol
recent occurrence. Dr. Bliss says the
fever was slight and the indications
furnished by it were favorable. At
7:35 : p. m.
telegraphed Secretary Elaine , Au
gusta , Maine , that everything was of
n bettor nature and the president was
having a good timo.
At 7 :30 : p. m. it was reported that
the president had just had another
rigor. The author of the rumor was
ono of the colored attendants , who ,
liurrying from Francklyn Cottage ,
was heard to exclaim : "Do president
has had another chill. I know he's
cold. " The same man half an hour
later said the president was asleep and
comfortable , but he insisted
that the president was cold at
the time ho referred to. Attorney
General MacVoagh , on hearing of the
rumor , hastened to the president's
cottago. Ho returned almost imme
diately and said that he did not believe
liovo that the darkey's statement was
true , as he found the president quiet ,
with no indication of his having a
chill. MaoVoagh says that the presi
dent did have a chill. It came on at
f:15 : p. m. and lasted ton minutes.
[ t then passed off without any percep
tible fever and without having loft
any perceptible effect.
was not at all pronounced and was
hardly noticeable. Its approach was
so void of violent symptoms that its
real nature could hardly bo ascer
tained before the chill had cone ,
MaoVoagh" says the ohill was so very
slight that the president took no no-
; ice of it. It seemed like a shiver ,
3ol. Corbin , desiring to return to
Washington early in the afternoon ,
called upon Doctors Agnew
md Bliss and Gen. Swaim , who were
together , and told them of his desire ,
laying ho would not go away unless
10 had their oflicial assurance that
there was no probability of the presi
dent having a relapse. Each as
sured him that there was
10 indication to induce any fears of u
relapse , and that the situation was
such that they thought ho could
; o. The colonel departed on the | f )
/clock train. Dr. Hamilton wont
loino on the 0 o'clock train and
will return Tuesday , unless summon
ed sooner.
There is good authority for the
statement that Dr. Agnew to-day as-
urod Dr. Pjncoast , of Philadelphia ,
hat ho thought the last night crisis
n the president's case was turning ,
aid that the president had found it
ar bettor this morning. It is not
rue that Dr. Hamilton's presence
lore last night was duo to u sudden
umrnona by Dr. Agnew , stating ho
hought the end hud comu. Dr. Ham-
Iton s visit was voluntary and unex-
Kictod ,
At 8 p. m. MaoVoagh notified Blaine
hut the president had a chill lasting
en ininntos. The announcement that
he president had another rigor re-
lowed .the excitement of lait night ,
hough in a modified form. At t )
o'clock Dr , Bliss came from the presi
dent's cottngo and gnvo the following
account : *
"Yes , the president has had anotlior
chill ; ho is now well over it. After
the rigor yesterday had subsided , in
dications scorned to warrant the ex
pectation of a recurrence of chills.
We then put ourselves in read
iness to bo always prepared to meet
them. Wo kept a close watch on the
temperature. Wo kept him wrapped
up in warm flannels and bathed him
whenever necessary with hot alcohol.
Until after the evening dressing there
appeared nothing to indicate disturb
ance , but matters changed after that.
Some lime before oven there appear
ed signs that ho would have another
chill. I arranged him cnrfully and
comfortably and wont to supper , to bo
prepared for work ahead. "
Said Dr. Agnew : "There ill bo
playing by the band to-night , " and n
few moments later he was summoned
'to the president's bcdsido by the in
formation that ho had a chill. "When
I got thbro the chill was almost over ,
and the ensuing fever was in such
disturbances as are incident to the
condition of thu patient's law state of
system , the condition of the blood
and stoppage of the healing-process. "
The following was Bunt tonight ;
Lowell , Minister , London : The presi
dent passed a comparatively quiet and
comfortable day , but this evening ho
had another chill of Icssduration than
that of yesterday but sufficient to in
crease the very great anxiety already
existing. Ho has also bcun slowly
growing weaker. His present condi
tion excites the gravest apprehension.
( Signed ) MAO YEA OH.
"Previous to the -chill , * ' said Dr-
Bliss , "the president was cheerful.
Ho has taken nourishment and stimu
lants , including two and a half ounces
of fibrous beef. There \ \ as no fever
preceding the chill , which lasted
about ten minutes and was not nearly
so severe as yesterday. Daring its
continuance the president was cold ,
shaky and trembling. His pulse
wont to 134 , temperature 100 , respi
ration 22 pulse two boats lower than
yesterday , temperature two and res
piration not so high. The chill was
less severe in every way. The lungs
remain about the same. As hereto
fore , there was loss expectoration and
couahing. "
"How about the other symptoms ! "
"There has been no particular
change in the wound. It is about the
same. The channel has diminished
somowhatin size , but not frilni healthy
causes , for instance , when bo ny cleaned
it now holds but ono ounce of water
whereas three weeks ago it licld two
and one-half. This is not Lho result
of granulation , because no repair has
been going on for the last hreo days
The granulation is not healthy. Thcro
is no diminishing of the cafity as has
been shown by the lessoning of the
elasticity of the walls. [ There has
been no contraction durM. the last
fc u srfivo : day ; there [ JjKak-ntion
of puss along the channel-thoro ; is ho"
soreness , no swelling' and no other
evidence of pus along the track and
the wound is fully encysted and there
are indications of an absence of all
irritation at the end of the track.
"Will there bo morb chills ? "
"Yes , they are likely to occur so
long as there is no repair. Until the
repair is resumed wo may expect dis
turbances about twice in twenty-four
hours. There are now evidences of
repair. "
"Is the president worse than last
night ? "
"No worse and no bettor. "
Dr. Bliss continued that there was
no swelling of the gland , but the pro
cess of healing in nil the 'wounds Ima
stopped. There was no hallucination
during the febrile rise to-day. Ho
docs not seem to got enough nourish
ment to keep up the work of repair.
Ho is
Ho has mild sweats after each risor.
The prospects are that ho will have
no more rigor to-night. That the
Fever will subside at midnight and
the pulse run from iOi ( to
108. He looks upon the case
as grave and watches it closely. This
lias been a fearful fight. My God !
you know nothing about it outside.
There is this to say about it , howev
er , the experience and skill of a life
time has boon put in those last twelve
weeks. The president has a chance ,
and wo are going to fight for it , to
the end. Things are rocky just now ,
but no patient of mine has over been
buried until ho was dead.
AT 11 r. M.
the situation at Elboron was un
changed. The president was no
worse than ho was last night , but was
weak and very low and ho was much
Secretary Kirkwomt arrived this
norning. Secretaries Blaine and
Lincoln will bo here to-morrow.
The consulting doctors censure Dr.
Boynton for saying that the presnlont
md an abscess on the lungs. They
say there is no ground for such a re
ONE A. M. HULl/BriN ,
Secretaries Hunt , Wfndom and
rCirluvood wore summoned tc/JSlboron
> y Attorney-General MacVongh , to
confer over the wording of the trullo-
tin to Minister Lowell. AH the facts
) f the situation were laid before them
n conference and the cable as sent
was the result. At this hour the mom-
> ers of the cabinet are in bed and thu
ights in Franklyn cottage are outand
communication with it out off till
morning. At this hour the gloomy
now of the case is that the struggle is
iotwcon death and an exhausted man's
vill-powor , and hopeful views of Pros-
dent Garfio'd's ' ' phonomical strength
of constitution , as Dr. Agnew culls it ,
nay do for him what it haa shown it
self in the past able to do under even
nore desperate circumstances ,
i'itlona.1 Associated I'ruu ,
WASHINGTON , D , 0. , Sept. 18
. p. m. For the upper Misissaitipi
and lower Missouri valleys : 1'air
veather , north winds in latter and
ihifting to north in former. High
> aroinetor and stationary tempera-
uro in the northern portion ,
Masoii , of Bnitoau Notoriety ,
Submits Manfully to His
Incarceration ,
Ho Devotes Moat of Hia Tiino
to Deliberation Upon
the Shooting ,
And linn Just Completed nn ' 'Ad1
dross to All Good Pcojilo who
Nutlonal Associated lr M.
WASHINGTON , D. 0. , Sept. 17. Sergeant -
goant Allison is still contlnuil in a cell
nt the Barracks here and boara im
prisonment woll. Ho has occupied
hia spare tiiuo by writing nn address ,
entitled , "To nil good people of tlio
United States who liato assassins. "
In this ho says ;
"I tun ono who stands ready
at nil times to do right , yet iu
tlio case of niino I Imvo dona a big
wrong to tlio good Inw of tlio land by
shooting nt tliovouldbo assassin ,
Guitcau , who has caused so much sorrow
row and suffering to the president and
to good people ul the world , that has
in tliu last two months caused to bo
offered up to the
oivr.u or ALL GOOD
all the prayers that in on and old
women could invent , and I hope they
liavo done so mo good for the presi
dent and people who bclicvo in
prayers , ( I hope nil do ) ; yet I am ono
who knows not how to pray or what to
pray for. I must eay that while that
wretch Guitoau lives prayers will debut
but little good. As for all assassins ,
or they who attempt the lifo of a chief
magistrate of any country , lot it bo
empire , kingdom or republic , lot them
Put them in a ditch ten feet deep and ,
all who wish , throw mud at them. Bo
so , and then cover the place with
brimstone BO that ho grass can grow.
I want no ono to applaud mo for
my unsoldior-liko conduct , yet I nm
of the many who would titko the lifo
of tiny assassin rather titan guard
him. Guitcau ordeicd soldiers to bo
sent to the jail to watch him , to keep
the enraged people from him. Ho is in
a strong'jail that has cost the country
thousands of dollars and the wretch
was put in a No. 1 cell where ho could
look out at the soldiers coming there
to keep the pcopty away , while ho
slept like a good man , and I was ono
of the soldiers. I take the words of n
great soldier , who would do anything
to put down a war nnd end a rebel
lion : "Why not say ,
I would not care if they shot mo on
thoflpot forayjmtj.did. i would do
it lupunj , arid "airutatr hmintkmb ii ?
that I did not hit the wretch I hato.
Yea , luck was not inino in this case.
Ho may go that way yot. The intent
to kill linn is as bad as if I had done
the killing. I made my mind up to
do the shooting and I did it , and am
so far. Let others say what thoymay ,
but if the United States army of 20-
000 men was nt that jail , 20,000
would kill Guitcau and the other
5,000 would desert it before
they would have anything to do with
him. Half of tlio - soldiers of this
command can say that watching that
jail to keep people from hurting Gui-
te.iu is worse than a campaign , for it
is a campaign combined with strict
cnmp duty. A soldier rides out there
two and one-half miles , goes on post
duty for two hours , comes off and lies
down on the floor with wet clothes ,
while poor
the sloop of n good man. What a
sliatno that poor soldiers must do
what they do not like to do and some-
tiling they ought not to. There are
cloven or twelve guards nioro at the
jail who get 8100 per month , while
the soldier gets from $13 to ? 25 n
month. "
Numerous applications have boon
made for permission to photograph
Mason , but General Ayrcs has refused
nil requests , sayii.g ho did not think
it right to make a show and regarded
tlio act of Mason as cowardly. The
demand for Mason's picture is far in
oxooal of the demand for that of the
assassin Guitcau.
Natlon&l AwodaUd Truss.
CHICAGO , Sfcjit. 17. Twollly thous <
nnd people attended the races at the
Chicago fair to-day *
The Jlrst race , running , half inilo
dash , was won by Ilobort Mj with an
unnamed liorso second. Timu , 1:50J. :
The third race , rniltt nnd ono quar
ter , running , was won by Balancer ,
with Cinderella second and Lord Byon
third. Time , 2:12 : ? .
The fourth thfoe-quarlerB of a
inilo dash , running , tfus' orf by Clif
ton Hello , with Peotono'JJnWy'iJccond ,
7ack Havorly third , OlartsOtt fourth ,
Oak Grove Jloso fifth. Time , Ijlflj.
Little Brown Jug , the pacer , was
jogged a inilo in 2'JO. : The last half
being at a2ll ; pace.
Th < T second nice , for the 2:40 : class ,
Irottirtrg , ono mile , was won by High
land Stranger , with Bonesetter see-
otld , Gratia Misery third , Horsemont
Ifoy fourth , Alhnrnbra distanced.
Time , 2:1)5A : ) " ; iitfGi ; 2:07 : * ; 2:37' : ] ;
2:38 : } ; 2:3'J. :
Tlio grand steeple chaise , two iniloB
mil one-quarter , over three solid stone
walls , eleven hurdles and fences , four
solid nest and rail fences , three foot
and BIX inches high , and two grand
water jumps , fifteen feet wide , was
very exciting , and was won by Guy ,
with Miss Mulloy second , Laturah
third , Dochanto fourth.
CONEV INLAND , Sept. 17. Fast
race , oven Boiling race for ono inilo ,
won by Ada ; Spark aocond , Hehortor
third ; time , liW [ .
Second race , handicap sweopitnkos ,
ono uiilo and ono quarter , won by
Sprague ; llounco second , Motiroo
third ; time , :2lJ. : )
Third rncc , nil ages , four miles ;
first heat won by Lawrence ; time ,
0:18 : ; Glonmoro second ; Glcnmoro
won the second heat , in the time of
0:2-1 : , wilh n now ridor. Lawrence
wns then withdrawn.
In the Brighton hotel stakes ono
milo and n lialf , Crick moro won by
four lengths ; time , 2i(5J. : : (
Anlcoil to
National AsioclatcJ 1'rcss
COLUMIIUH , 0. , Sopt. 8. The fol
lowing correspondence issolf-cxplaim-
tory :
COI.UMIIUS , 0. , Sept. 17. Goo. K.
Rash , chairman republican state ex
ecutive connn'itteo : Dear Sir : Dur
ing the wock a long list of appoint
ments for the nblo nnd distinguished
speakers of the republican party have
been announced for Ohio , beginning
on the 20th. The democratic com
mittee has been ready to open the
speaking campaign , bub in the con
tinued and critical illncs.i of the presi
dent wo have thought that the patri
otism and sorrow in the presence of
that awful calamity to our coun
try demanded that partisans should
bo silent , Tidings each day from
great Buffering grow gloomier nnd in
dicate that death nlono will end the
tragedy. In view of this sad condi
tion of affairs wo wish to suggest that
wo nro willing to avoid all discussion
that will lead to bitterness , and out
of respect for the president , this being -
ing his native state. If you will con
sent to the a.rangcmont wo will not
announce any meeting , provided you
withdraw your appointments. How
ever , if you do not care to do this , a
soiiao of duty compels us to say wo do
not foci like opening the campaign
while President Garficld lingers at tlio
door of death. "
Yours Respectfully ,
GKO. 13. OAKRV , Chairman.
COLUMIIUS , 0. , Sept. 17.
Clark Irwin , Chairman Democratic
State Executive Committee :
DKAH Siu Your favor of this day
has been received. In reply I
will say that tins committee
before it announced the opening of
its campaign determined that fair ,
honest and candid presentation of the
principles of the republican party
would bo rather improper or unpatri
otic. These principles President
Garlield loved nnd advocated with all
his great powor. Prom his life-long
and mamiilicont record wo know that
the triumnh is most earnestly wished
for by him. Whether by will oi
Providence President Garfield lives or
dies it is a sacred duty of the repub
lican party to use all proper moans to
maintain the principles. President
Garfield , when a soldier for the
Union , never faltered because an
eminent and useful commander foil
< u tlio ficJjjl f .batthM i3 . , Pf : rJsj :
Garfiold'a'vplco cauld bo hoard ho
would bid his old comrades , "Do no't
abandon the principles because I suf
fer. " In contending for his and their
principles the republicaas will follow
his example and obey hia command ,
whether It is proper at this time to
advocate the principles which the
president always believed to be in
jurious to the country , is a question
for n commission to determine for
iteolf. " Very respectfully ,
G".o. N. NASH ,
Chairman Republican State Executive
Considering the Question of a
New Oongregationalist
Rev. Alvin F. Shorrill , of the First
Congregational church delivered a
sermon yesterday morning taking
his text from Acts 13 , regarding
churches branching out. In begin
ning ho said that it had boon suggest
ed to him by a number of the mem
bers as well as by outsida parties that
it would bo wise for their church to
branch out and establish another
Congregational church in the western
part of the city To-day ho would
present the reasons why they should
do so and also reasons that might deter -
tor them for so doing. The reasons
for are .briefly as follows : The his
tory of'churchos in general show that
those churches eucceed best that make
tlio most effort. People attend the
nearest church when they
can. The people living near St.
Mary's avenue and In hat
vicinity were favorably disposed
towards their church and were able
and willing to giyo liberally. Several
property holders had offered to con
tribute towards It and the Congrega
tional church in gonornl trai disposed
to aid them. The Methodist had
branched out several tinies and had
boon generally successful ; that part
of the city is now well settled and that
it would certainly increase the mem
bership. The reasons why it might
not bo policy for them to branch put
are briefly as follows : It would divide
the church , many members claim
ing that united in ono church it
gave them more power and influence.
Many active members would oppose
one's leaving the present church , a i
they would dislike to have them go
away , In conclusion , llov. Mr. Shor
rill said that ho merely presented the
subject to them for consideration , but
that n mooting would beheld Wednes
day in the church to discuss it.
Eiirtliquulco nt Sim Francisco-
8X'al | ( ! dispatch to TII.K HBK ;
SAN FRANCIM.-O , Sept. 18. A smart
shock of earthquake was felt in this
city about 0:15 : this evening. It won
severe , but very brief doing no dam-
ago.Tho news from Arizona is that an
advance was made on the hostiles today -
day from all sides , and news of a con
flict may bo expected soon.
Henry Bowman , of Lincoln , Neb , ,
Arrested Uudor the Ohargo
of Robbery.
Two Children at Dyke Mills ,
Ala. , Brained by then ?
Inhuman Mother ,
Quiteau and His Now Quar
ters The Villain Seems
Better Satisfied.
A Mysterious and Startling ;
Case of Wifo-Murder
iu Chicago.
DoRtitnto of Money By Reason oC
which H. E. LlrliigHtono , of
Albany , N. YSuicides. .
Arrested on Saajitoion.
Special nlnpach toTns Dm.
LINCOLN , Sopt. 18. Henry Bow
man , formerly clerk for J. C. McBride -
Bride , of The Nebraska Farmer ,
later cleric in the county clerk's oflica
and in the employ of B. T. Cobb , esq. ,
of this city , was arrested last evening-
about ! ) o'clock , under suspicion oC
robbing Mr. Cobb's safe of $265. The
suspicion pointed to Mr. Bowman , OK-
a copy of the combination of the safe
was found on the floor o
lis writing and figures and.
.ho same writing corresponded with.
that in the county clerk's ' office and
was identified by several parties. Mr.
Bowman has boon gambling of late ,
and may have taken the money iu
iiopo'of making up some of his losses.
Mr. Cob'b's diary , in which was the *
combination of the safe , was lost while
Bowman was in his employ , and has
not boon found up to the present.
Circumstantial evidence tends to fas-
lon the guilt upon said Bowman , who
now lies in the county jail.
Gnitoau'a Now Quarters-
National Associated 1'rcss.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 18. Quitoau is
now confined in the cell made ex
pressly for him in the now corridor ,
near the rotunda of the jail , which.
cannot bo scon from the outside. It
is of brick , with cast-iron doors , lined.
with plank , and is bullet-proof. A.
grated opening near the top admits
light. Only two sentinels in the
corridor can BOO him. Ho is much
pleased with hia " ? w quarters , t
w " " ' "V
fright. Vita sloops ,
gained a dozen pounds sinco'his'in-
carciration , now woiahing 145 pounds.
Poverty the Cause.
National AwoclatcU I'fcsa.
ALBANY , N. Y. , Sopt. 18. Henry
E. Livingstone , about GO , supposed.
to bo from Brooklyn , ouicided this
morning in his room at Stanwicham.
Ho took laudanum. Ho loft a Jotter
addressed to friends in Brooklyn in
dicating that pecuniary dith'cultios
wcro the causa.
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Nitlonal Associated I'ID M.
VIENNA , Sopt. 18. The cholera in
raging to a fearful extent in a Russian.
town near the frontier.
LONDON , Sept. 10. A dispatch
from Athens says that the Greek government -
ornmont has resolved to reduce its
army to 30,000 men.
A Tunis despatch says reinforce
ments continue to arrive and the
French are making strong efforts for
an attack ,
NAPLES , Sept 18. The severest
storm over known passed over hero
to-day. The villages at the foot of
Mt. Vesuvius are completely
swamped and several person ; drowned.
Mariuo Items.
National Auodato < l 1'rcu.
NKW YOKK , September 18.- -Ar-
rived : Utopia , from London.
LiVEiU'ooL , Septomaer 18. Arriv
ed : Adnantic and Scicitia , from Now
QUEENSTOWN , September 18. Sail
ed : Wisconsin , from Now York.
HAVKE , September 18. Sailed : .
West Phalia from Hamburg for New-
Universal Approbation
] ! y the community at largo has been given
to liuuDocK BLOOD UJTTHIUJ , No luatanco
is known where Jisjatlafnctlon has been
manifested by tlioir u e , or where aught
but benefit followed their administration.
Price , $1.00 ; trial ei/.o , 10 cents. 1'J-eodlw
. *
Ifatfom ) Associated Prvu.
1'mSHiuun , Sopt. 18. By a burst
ing of an oil tank in an old shod the
wa/ehouso ef Jmhon it Co. , glosa
masoufacturors , was fired. Loss , $18-
OOtf. A largo lumber pile of tha
Union planing mill was also burned.
Loss , 8tf,000. t
13. J. Kcmpf , Esq.j'Fordiuand , Ind. .
writes : I am a druggist and sell a ,
vast quantity of St. Jacobs' Oil , It
gives univeisal satisfaction , and num
bers of people are ready to certify to
ita ojlicaoy. Amudus Woortor , of thus
place , was alllictod with excruciating
lumbago , Ho tried doctors and lini
ments without nunibur. As a last re
sort ho bought a bottle of St , Jacobs'
Oil of mo. The pains vanished and ha >
was cured , aoplD
at 25c a pound and upwaids at ' >
W. 11. 11JJNNECT & CVfl - ,

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