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in the following telegram, sent on receipt of the news of the assassination of President Garfield:
GRAND HAVEN, Mich., July 2-To President Garfield Washington, D.C. The citizens of our city express great sorrow at your assassination, and indignation toward the assassin. I join my heartfelt sympathy for you, and thrust God will save your precious life and grant you early restoration. T. W. FERRY. A report was received here by 8 p.m. that President Garfield was dead. Bells were tolled, etc. The report of the President's condition at 9:30 caused rejoicing, and raised hopes of his recovery.
Special Dispatch to the Washington Post.
LANSING, MICH., JULY 2-The receipt of the news of the assassination of President Garfield filled the people with indignation and alarm. "What will be the result?" is asked on each side, and "What does it mean?" It will go hard in Michigan with the party or interest that incited such cowardly murder, should it prove that such is that case. At the Greenback camp meeting the following resolution was effected: WHEREAS, the telegraph informs us that an assassin has this day made an attempt on the life of the President of the United States: and WHEREAS, We the representatives of the National Greenback party of the Union, are here met in the case of justice and humanity, we take the present time to deplore and condemn in unmeasured terms this second attempt to deprive our Republic of its legitimate head, and demand that all the power of the Republic be put in force to punish all such attempts, and that we pledge ourselves anew to remedy all evils by that ballot alone. A motion was made to strike the last clause of the resolution out, relative to the attempted assassination of President Garfield, reading as follows: "And that we pledge ourselves to remedy all evils by the ballot alone."A Greenbacker spoke right out in meeting and said that he would rather give $500 that to have those words go out as the sentiments of the Greenback party. The motion was sustained. The unwarranted and brutal shooting down of the Chief Executive ills even the Socialists and fanatics of all classes with horror, although one person on the camp grounds exclaimed, "Bully!" when the sad news came.
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune
LA CROSSE, WIS.; July 2-The news of the attempted assassination of the President causes great excitement in this city and a general feeling of regret among men of all parties and all creed. The bulletin-boards were eagerly read by great crowds all day, and business was nearly suspended. When the news of death came, flags were unfurled at half-mast. A feeling of satisfaction succeeded later when it was known that he was not dead. People are very indignant over the deed.
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
GENEVA LAKE, Wis., July 2.—The most intense excitement has prevailed here since the receipt of intelligence of the attempted assassination of President Garfield. Up to a late hour the telegraphic offices have been besieged by anxious ones to learn the very latest news. This was to have been the grand gale opening day of the season at this delightful summer re- sort, but the sad news has cast a decided gloom over all the proceedings.
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune. MADISON, Wis., July 2- The news of the dastardly attempt of President Garfield was received here this morning with feelings of horror. Expressions of sincere regret are heard on all sides, gentlemen of both parties being unanimous in expressing feelings that it would be a National calamity should he die. The telegraph and newspaper offices have been besieged all day for news of the condition of the President.
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
DES MOINES, Ia. July 2- Surprise, sorrow, horror, and unbelief, and a dull cloud of gloom and misery, settled down over the people who stood in crowds before the bulletins reading in suppressed tones each consecutive dispatch that told of the great light going out under the very shadow of the Statue of Liberty., easily cut down in the day of its usefulness by the hand of an assassin. No business has been transacted all day, but, with tearful eyes and low voices ailed with pain and sorrow, the people have gathered in groups to mourn the greatest misfortune that could have befallen the Nation, hardly during to speculate upon the cause or consequences of this most awful calamity, but
MURDER FORTH A SHADOWY FEAR,
and with bowed heads think on the situation. Each bit of news is passed from man to man with scarce a comment, except if it be hopeful the town is brighter and the face less sad, and if it be other wise the teller parts with it reluctantly and in a whisper full of the woe what fills the speaker's heart. How the people loved this man no one could have guessed before, and what a wave of hate and fierce sesentment will sweep like a whirlwind all over the Nation when this sorrow that is deadening all other feelings may entail, no one can prophesy. The earnest prayer of all alike now is that his life may be spared to his people.
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
DAVENPORT, Ia., July 2-Inexpressible grief was manifested on every countenance this morning when the report of President Garfield's assassination was spread through the city literally on the wings of the wind. The daily papers published extras and scattered them by the thousands free of cost. Many of the hotels and a large number of business blocks were draped in heavy morning, and flags were hung at half-mast generally on the first incorrect report of the President's death.
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
MENLO, Ia., July 2.-The news received here of the President's death has cast a deep gloom over the community. People speak in a low voice and with sad sorrowful faces. All mourn alike and await with a restless anxiety for more complete reports.
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
PHILADELPHIA, July 2-All day long crowds have packed the streets in front of the newspaper offices, waiting for the frequent bulletins, and tonight thousands have cheered lustily at the sight of the favorable bulletins that have appeared. Trade was practically at a stand still, but the activity on the Stock Exchange made up for what little dullness there was in legitimate business. Stocks opened dull, weak, and lower, but orders to sell came quickly and plenty. As soon as the sad news from Washington was received prices fell of rapidly,—4 for Buffalo, Pittsburgh & Western, 3 3/4 for Reading, 3 5/8 for Northern Pacific preferred. 3 1/4 for the common, 3 for Northern Central, and 2 3/4 for Pennsylvania. After the first flurry was over it was discovered that the sales were nearly all for the account of smaller operators with light margins, and that none of the large houses were sellers.Then there was a slight recovery, and, after the closing of the Exchange sales were made at an advance of 1/4 to 3/8 above that closing prices, the latter Pennsylvania.
WILLINGSTON, MASS., July 2.- The news of the attempted assassination of Garfield creates high excitement here, not only because of his being a member of the Williams Alumni but particularly from his intention of attending the Commencement exercises. Every arrangement has been made for his coming, and when the first news reached here the telegraph offices was crowded with excited students and Professors, with President Chadbourne at the head Deep sadness prevails in the town and college.
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
ATLANTA, Ga., July 2.-The news of the shooting of President Garfield was received here today with unusual expressions of sorrow and regret, and, upon the call for a public meeting by Mayor English for the purpose of giving expressions of sympathy, the Opera-House was crowded this afternoon with an immense concourse of the best citizens of Atlanta and Georgia. The meeting was called to order by Mayor English, who officially announced the news and stated the purpose for which the meeting had been called, which was with the view of giving public expression of regret and horror and the alarming news that had reached by wire. At the suggestion of Mayor English, Gov. Colquitt was called to the chair, and upon accepting the honor conferred upon him, made a short speech condemning the act and giving expressions of sympathy and regret. On motion of Congressman Hammond, a committee of five was appointed to prepare a set of resolutions expressive of the feelings of the people of Georgia upon the sad state of affairs. In compliance with the motion, the Chairman appointed as the Committee Congressman Hammond, ex-Senator Gordon, Benjamin Crane (President of the Chamber of Com merce), Judge McCoy, and Justice W. B. Woods. While the Committee was absent, Senator Brown made a speech, in which he expressed, feelings of the deepest sympathy and regret, and also stated that the occurrence would work great hardship to the country. He believed that the occurrence would injure our financial as well as all other branches of the National (Government, and work injury to the standings of the Nation abroad. Upon concluding his remarks the Committee reported the following resolutions: Resolved. That we, the citizens of Atlanta, Ga. have received the telegraphic announcement of the shooting of James A. Garfield, President of the United States, at the Capitol today, with the profoundest regret and horror. Resolved. That to him and his family we teder our deepest sympathy in their sudden affliction. Resolved. That we join our feeble voices to the prayer which bursts from the hearts of all the people that his life may be spared for the performance of that duties of the high office to which he has been so recently elected. Congressman Hammond supported the above resolution in a most feeling speech, expressive of the views of all who were present without regard to party. Gen. Gordon seconded the motion, after which the resolutions were adopted unanimously by a rising vote, every one present standing with bowed heads when the call was made. Among the other prominent citizens who made speeches of profound sorrow and regret were Chief-Justice James Jackson, ex-Gov. Bullock, and others. Senator Hill, owing to illness, was not present. Should the worst come Georgia will regret the occurrence as deeply as any other State in the Union.
To the Western Associated Press.
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 2.—This community was thrilled with horror and indignation on hearing of the shooting of President Garfield. The Chronicle says: "It seems but yesterday that Ga beheld Mr. Garfierd, smiling, happy, dignified, and handsome, seated in the Senate Chamber before a notable assemblage to be inducted into the Presidency' He had risen from the humblest walk of life to the highest by his own endeavors under Divine Providence, and that day marked the acme of a proud and glorious ambition. He delivered an inaugural address that gave to the continent assurances of peace and comfort, and turning aside for a moment from the tremendous 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 a ruler of a free people, a wall of righteous indignation swells in unbroken chorus ever this whole land, protesting against the gigantic wrong and demanding justice against the villain who horrified the Republic and disgraced the image of this Maker."
ATLANTA, Ga., July 2—In response to a call issued at noon today by the Mayor, a very large number of the best citizens assembled at Degive's Opera House this afternoon to give expression to their feelings regarding the assassination of President Garfield. The following resolutions were adopted by a rising vote: 1. That we the citizens of Atlanta, have received the telegraphic announcement of the shooting of James A. Garfield, President of the United States, at. the Capital today with the profoundest regret and horror 2. That to him and his family we tender our deepest sympathy in their sudden affliction. 3. That we join our feeble voices to the prayer which bursts from the breasts of all the people that his life may be spared for the performance of the dues of the high office to which he has been so recently elected. Speeches were made by Congressman Hammond, Gen. John B. Gordon, Senator Brown, Chief-Justice James Jackson, and ex-Gov. Bullock.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 2—The news of the attempted assassination of President Garfield creates great excitement in this city. Large crowds are now gathered on the streets and around' tlie telegraph of the crime. All classes are outspoken in condemnation of the dastardly act.
NASHVILLE, JULY 2.-The community was shocked at the news of the attempted assassination of the President, and the popular indignation and abhorrence of the act is universal. There is great anxiety to hear tidings of the wounded President's condition, and expressions of sympathy and hope for ultimate recovery are heard everywhere. Crowds are gathered about the newspaper offices, and inquiries for news are dispatched from all parts of the State.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 2. The following telegram, sent this afternoon, is self-explanatory: MEMPHIS, July 2.—To the Hon. James G. Blaine. Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.:The following resolution was unanimously adopted by the Cotton Exchange of this city: whereas, All members of the Memphis Cotton Exchange in common with all classes of our fellow-citizens, have been horrified by the announcement of the terrible crime of the assassination of Gen. Garfield, President of the Untied States; therefore, Resolved, That we tender the expression of our heartfelt sorrow for this great National calamity and our deepest sympathy with the bereaved family of the President, with a hope of his early recovery, and that he may complete his term, of office to the advancement of the best interests of our common country.
A PUBLIC MASS-MEETING
was held tonight on the Bluffs. Judge E.S. Hammond, of tbe United States Federal Court, presided. The following resolutions were adopted: Resolved, That it is with a feeling of sorrow and mortification that we have learned of the serious if not mortal injuries of our President James A. Gar-field, at the hands of an enemy of this people that at all times and in all places, an assassinations and attempts at the same are to be deplored as subversive of personal security and morality, but most especially in this exhibition of want of regard for human life has a fearful blow been given our common country in that the objective point of it was and is our embodiment of popular liberty and security. Resolved, That orderly administration, civil government, and the cause of popular freedom and advancement has received a shock that neither punishment of its mover can palliate, nor the passage of time teach us to forget. Resolved, That we extend to the people of these United States in this hour, when parties and prejudices should be and are forgotten, our deepest and most sincere sympathy, and ask theirs in return in this our common cause. The meeting was well attended, and composed largely of ex-Congederates. All the speakers paid a eulogistic tribute to the stricken President.
HARRISONBURG, Va., July 2—The intelligence of the attempted assassination of the President creates universal indignation and regret here amongst all classes.
RICHMOND, Va.. July 2—The most intense excitement has prevailed here during the day over the intelligence of the attempted assassination of President Garfield. When the first rumor was reported it was generally discredited, but, on confirmatory dispatches being received, the public mind began to realize the shocking news, and in a short time the whole city seemed 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.
NORFOLK, Va., July 2-The news of the attempted assassination of the President fell with a terrific shock upon this entire section. The steets are thronged with anxious crowds and sorrowing faces. Business is almost at a standstill. The bulletins-borads were, surrounded all day.
RICHMOND,Va.,JuIy 2.—The papers here express abhorrence of the act of the assassin, and believe the attack was caused by insanity. The greatest sympathy is expressed for the President and his family. Gov. Holliday sent the following telegram. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, RICHMOND, Va. July 2.-To the Private Secretary of the President. Washington: I have just heard by telegram of the attempted assassination I hereby express my detestation of the crime and my sympathy for the President, in which I am sure all the people of this State will join. I hope the wound is slight. FRED M. HOLLIDAY. Steps have been taken to hold a public meeting in this city to give expression to the feeling of the people in regard to the assassination The governor will probably preside.
CHARLESTON. S.C., July 2—The attempted assassination of the President excited universal grief and horror in Charleston. The sorrow felt by the community is seen in the faces of all classes. The hope is expressed that he will soon recover. The Chamber of Commerce held a large meeting at 2 p.m. An address was made declaring sentiments of sorrow, and resolutions adopted condemning as the deepest crime the act of the assassin, expressing the wish that the President may soon be restored to the people of the United States, to whom he is dear, without regard to political opinion, and expressing to the President and family the sympathy of the people of Charleston with them. As soon as the Mayor read the news of the calamity he sent the following telegram: The Hon. James G. Blain, Washington: Our entire community is deeply shocked by the startling intelligence of the attempted assassination of the President, and I hasten to request that you will kindly express to Mrs. Garfield our profound sympathy at this distressing time, and out sincere hope that the President's life may be spared to his family and country. WlLLIAM A. COURTNEY. Mayor of Charleston. Groups of citizens are collected about the streets discussing the news with saddened faces.
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 2,- Intense excitement was created here by the news of President Garfield's assassination All day the streets were thronged with excited people. A meeting, largely attended was held at 5 p. m., when resolutions condemning the deed were passed. Your corespondent had interviews with nearly all the prominent men of the city, Republicans and Democrats. Postmaster Hadly said it was deplorable, and the results could not now before-shadowed. United States Register Judge M. W. Gibbs, United States Attorney Walters, United States Judge Caldwell, and otherr leading Republicans expressed similar opinions. Democrats like Senator A. H. Garland, the Hon. James Mitchelle, the Hon. J.M. Moore, Gov. Chuchill, Secretary of State Frolich, Auditor Crawford, Attorney-General Moore, and State Treasurer Woodruff regard the affair as disastrous in the extreme, asserting that it has a tendency to weaken Rublican form of Government, and shows that Nihilistic practices have effected a lodgment in this country.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 2.-The news of the assassination of President garfiled created intense excitement and a feeling of universal horror at the atrocious deed, and greatest sympathy is manifested for the President. Mayor Krainer called a meeting of citizens for this evening.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., July 2.-The news of the shooting of President Garfield created great excitement. Crowds surrounded the bulletin-boards, and extras issued in rapid succession were eagerly snapped up. Numberless theories as to the cause of the assassination were advanced before the real facts wer clearly shown by the dispatches. The Board of Supervisors convened in special session and passed resolutions express-ing abhorrence of the deed, calling for the punishment of the assassin, and tending the sympathies of the people of San Francisco to the President and his family. The Committee having in charge the arrangements for the celebration of the Fourth of July decided to drop the celebration altogether, and orders to that effect will be issued this evening. In the interior the excitement is equal to that in the city, and dispatches have been pouring in all day asking for news and announcing the sensation produced by the events. A Sacramento dispatch states that in case of fatal results the Fourth of July procession will be held as a funeral pageant, with a funeral oration and other suitable ceremonies.
RALEIGH, N.C., july 2.-There is great indignation here at the attempted assassination of the President. A public meeting has been called todenounce it.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2.-On the reception of the news of the attempted assassination of President Garfiled a public meeting of citizens was called which was presided over by the Mayor. By authority of the meeting the following dispatch was telegraphed to Washington: To the Hon. James G. Blain, Secretary of State, Washington: A largely-attneded meeting of the citizens of this city was held at the Courthouse this afternoon to express the feeling of the community upon the attempted assassination of President Garfield. Resolutions expressive of the deepest sympathy for the President and family, and an earnest hope for his recovery were unanimously adopted, as also resolutions of abhorrence for the deed committed. F. H. DEVVOLFE, Mayor and chairman.
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 2.-The most intense excitement has prevailed here all day over the shooting of President Garfield, and on all sides nothing is heard but denunciations of the cowardly act. The first dispatch, which showed that Garfield was dead, was received shortly before 10 o'clock, and at once the newspaper-offices were besieged by crowds of excited persons for more news. The second dispatch, stating that the President's wounds were not necessarily fatal, was received with gratification and cheers, and everywhere was heard the wish that the President might recover. At this hour (11 p.m.) a large crowd blocks the street before the Times office, and every fresh bulletin is eagerly read.
SALT LAKE, Utah, July 2.—The news of the shooting of the President was received with incredulity in Salt Lake, which gave place to astonishment, regret, and indignation, and conjecture as to the assassin and his motives, as it was confirmed. All day the telegraph and newspaper offices were thronged for the latest dispatches, and people general were unable to attend to business. Elaborate preparations had been made by the Gentiles and by the Mormons to celebrate July Fourth. Both parties haveabandoned the programs. The Gentiles, with the command at Fort Douglas, will meet in the city on Monday and take appropriate action in view of the National calamity. The Mormons as a rule are shocked and sincerely regret it, but occasionally one overhears fanatics among them who say it is judgment of God on Garfield for raising his hand against the Mormons.
SELMA, AIa., July 2.—The news of the attempt to assassinate the President was received here with the profoundest regret. A mass-meeting, called by the Chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee, the Mayor of the city, our members of Congress, and other prominent citizens, was held at 6 p. m. The attendance of all classes was large. Resolutions were passed by a unanimous rising vote denouncing the dastardly act and expressive of the sincerest grief at the Nation's calamity.
DENVER, Colo., July 2.-The news of the shooting of the President Garfield caused great excitement here and throughout the State. Large crowds surround the telegraph offices and the various newspaper offices. Intense sorrow is expressed an all hands. A Citizens' meeting was held tonight. A committee of ten was appointed to draft resolutions, and the meeting adjourned subject to the call of the committee.
PORTLAND, Me., July 2.-Great excitement and feeling prevails here. Business is almost suspended, and crowds are eagerly scanning the bulletin-boards. Mayor Senter telegraphs Secretary Blaine the profound grief felt here at the President's condition, and all citizens unite in earnest hopes for his recovery. They would regard his death as a most grievous public calamity.
NEW ORLEANS, July 2.—The news of the attempted assassination of President Garfield created great excitement. In this city, and is almost the only subject discussed. All condemn the horrible act in the strongest terms, express sympathy for the President, and hope for his speedy recovery.
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
NEWTON, Kas., July 2.—The news of the attempted assassination of President Garfield reached here this morning. Expression of profound regret are heard on all sides.
WASHINGTON. DC July 2.—Sir Edward Thornton and Mrs. Victor Drummond called upon the Secretary of State, who was in attendance upon the President, at the Executive Mansion, between 4 and 5 o'clock, and delivered to him a copy of the following dispatch, with many expressions of deep sorrow at the great tragedy: LONDON, July 2—5 p. m.—Thornton. Washington: Is is true that President Garfild 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 sustained serious injury is not true. earl granville. Foreign Office, London. WASHINGTON, DC, July-2.—The Secretary of State received from Sir Edward Thornton, the British Minister, the following telegraph dated London. 10:15 p.m.: To Sir Edward Thornton, British Minister. Washington: The Queen desires that you will at once express the sorrow with which she has learned of the attempt upon the President's life, and her earnest hope for his recovery. Her Majesty wishes for full and immediate reports as to his condition. LORD GRANVILLE.
TORONTO, July 2.-The news of the shooting of President Garfield created a profound sensation throughout the whole country. Every paper in Ontario commented especially on the dastardly act, and in one voice express sincere sympathy for the President, and hope for his recovery.
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
ST. CATHARINES. ONT., July 2.- The attempted assassination of President Garfield caused a profound sensation here today, the front of the telegraph office being thronged all day to hear the latest news from Washington.
MONTREAL. JULY 2.-There is intense excitement here about he attempted murder of President Garfield. Crownds hang about the corner of St. James street discussing the situation. The utmost sympathy is expressed for the President.
The Hon. Henery Watterson, now in this city, telegraphs the following editorial to the Courier Journal: It is hard to say whether the country will be more appalled or distressed by the ghastly tidings which came to us from the National Capital. The assassination of a ruler of a people at all times and under all circumstances is dreadful to contemplate. In this instance it is attended by domestic surroundings of so touching a description, it relates to a man of such gentle character as to carry with a sense of personal bereavement. 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 outcry against the South.
THE AUTHOR OF THIS DIRE CRIME
seems to be the merest vagabond, yet he claims to be a Stalwart, and what is there in the character of the 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 that author;s nativity firmly attach itself to the most innocent people? Mrs. Surratt was hanged on less circumstantial evidence than occurs to the mind. As to Roscoe Conkling and Chester A. Arthur, the vile nature of the contest, at Albany, the despicable rancor of the combatants, and the base methods adopted by both parties, render murder as likely a weapon as any other. And while we should be slow to accuse anybody, and prayerful that the man Guiteau 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 precipitate in wishing to hurry into power a band of bandits and plunderers who may have planned this assassination as their last resort.
THE NEW YORK "POST."
NEW YORK July 2.-From the Post's editorial: "The exclamations which the assailant of President Garfield is reported to have made immediately after the deed, and which seemed to indicate political motive on his part, may well be taken for symptoms of insanity. It is hardly necessary to add that this event has given a shock to the minds and hearts of the American people, only less grievous than that caused by the assassination of President Lincoln; not only by reason of President Garfield's personal popularity, but because every good citizen feels such occurrences to be a National misfortune and disgrace, and because no one, to whatever party he may belong, can close his eyes to the political confusion which must ensue from such a change of Administration as would follow his death."
NEW YORK "COMMERCIAL."
NEW YORK, July 2.-The Commercial says of the attempted assassination: "This crime threatens the existence of the Nation. It reduces us, the free, intelligent, enlightened Republic of the world, to the level of a South American confederation of Russian autocracy. It is the senseless, savagem cold blooded assasin-ation of the Nation through the heart of its most honored citizen. Mingled with the cry of grief and horror that will ring throughout the Union, will be heard one stout of joy, Thank God the wretched murder is taken. This will fix the dreadful crime on its real perpe-trators and whoever they may be, high or low, rich or poor, powerfuI or despised, the Nation will extort, from them mercilesly a terrible retribution."
NEW YORK "EXPRESS."
NEW YORK, July 2—The Express says: "The attempted assassination of the President this morning has shocked the country beyond measure. The act was so dastardly and diabolical that friend and foe are outraged by it. There is only one party in America in view of such a crime as this. The country is not large enough for political assassins to live in. The race of King-killers cannot get naturalized here. When a man becomes President he represents the whole American people; he stands for the Nation he represents order, peace, and public good will; he embodies the majesty of the Republic, and the bullet fired at him strikes all that is patriotic and loyal, all that manly is and moral, all that is truly American in the breasts of fifty millions of people. There is but one sentiment in the United States today: of loyalty to the Republic and shame and indignation that it has been assailed in the person of the President. It is if no consequence what led, the assasing to fire the fatal shot. His act had no justification. It was diabolical. It admits of no palliation but madness. Every American must set his face like steel against the invasion of this country by men who make killing of rulers a trade. American liberty is kept sacred by the bulwark of law, and the hand that would destroy a constitutional Presi-dent would apply the torch to the sacred Temple of Liberty itself."
SAVANNAH. ga.,. July 2-Dispatches briefly announcing that President Garfield had been shot, but giving no particular, were received here at 10:30 this morning. The news created a profound sensation throughout the community, and words of execratation for the assassin and deep sympathy for his victim were on every lip. In the first edition containing the sad intelligence the Morning News said: The event in itself is astounding and deplorable in the extreme, but its significance depends much upon the character of the assassin and the motive that prompted the murderous act. If it should prove to be like the attempt on, the life of President Jackson in 1834, merely the irresponsible act of a madman, it will be deplored, as a calamity with no political significance. But, on the contrary, should it be, as we are loath to believe, the out come of partisan rancor, resulting from the existing political complications, it will be regarded at home and abroad as a damaging blow to our system of free Republican government.
BALTIMORE. July 2.-The Sun tomorrow will say: "In this community all personal, all partisan feeling seemed buried in, the common sentiment of sorrow. While justly, perhaps, no political significance could possibly be attributed to the act of the half-craved assassin, the Nation yet felt itself struck at and wounded in the person of it Chief Magistrate." In discussing the prospective succession of Vice-president Arthur to the Presidency the Sun will say: "Although elected upon the same ticket and by the same support as the President, he has been recognized as belonging to that wing of the Republican party which has arrayed itself in open and pronounced opposition to the President. His unexpected accession to the Presidency would signalize, therefore, a change of policy, presumably almost as great as would follow from the election of a President of opposite politics."
PHILADELPHIA, July 2. -The Press says: " No President since Lincoln has been more beloved than Gen. Garfield; none has commanded a greater decree of public confidence. In the universal and profound horror which the crime excites, deep feeling and passion may associate it with some political cause or inspiration, but such a thought is too monstrous to be entertained. No portion of the American people have yet descended to that depravity. We have not yet become so Mexicanized that assassination is employed as a political weapon. This crime, which plunges the whole Nation into sorrow, is the deed of one maddened fanatic, crazed it may be by political excitement, and wrought into a morbid state by imaginary wrongs, but representing nothing but his own insanity."
CHARLESTON, S. C., July 2.—The Courier says: "Such events as the tragedy of today lift the people above sectional and personal considerations, and make the whole country kin. The only thought in Charleston was that the President had been slain, and that a blow through him had been aimed at the mighty heart of the whole Union. They who are to benefit by President Garfiled's death will be early in proclaiming their regret, and we do not question their sincerity. But they were bitter foes of the President, and what the country will not forget is that the deed is done in their name, and that they and their followers will derive place and power from the President's death."
MEMPHIS. July 2.-The Avalanche will say:"The people were slow to believe yesterday morning the first reports of the President's assassination There could be no cause, was the first thought,-man of genial temper with no personal enemies. There was no great cause lost in a sea of blood as in the case of Lincoln, where revenge was the great motive; but the second thought came swiftly after the first, and carried sad conviction to minds at all comprehensive. A glance at the political situation reveals the fact that in no instance in the history of this country have there been so great interests that could directly profit by the death of the President. Lincoln's assassination was a scheme of vengeance. There was no conservative profit in it to any people or section. In Garfield's assassination the
TWENTY YEARS' GROWTH OF FRAUD CORRUPTION
of the dominant party, which for years past, beginning at Chicago last June, has been in process of elimination, again comes to the front and regain control of the Government. All the old thieving rings will be again paramount, and as many new ones can be organized as the ingenuity of the rascals can suggest or that patient people will bear. There will be no more prosecution of star-route thieves or any other public plunderers. Grave suspicion will always rest upon the powerful and disreputable element of the Republican party that it had something to do with this great crime. In the event of Garfield's death, Arthur's elevation to the Presidency bodes nothing but diredisaster to the Republican party. His Administration will be met at its threshold by an overwhelming opposition by a majority in both Houses of Congress, composed oft both Democrats and Republicans. In the face of this opposition the Stalwarts can work the county no great injury beyond permitting public plunderers to go unwhipped of justice.
A GEORGIA NEWSPAPER.
COLUMBUS, Ga., July 2-The Enquirer-Sun says: "The news of the attempt to take the life of the President, caused intense excitement in this city. Crowds were gathered on the streets and at the bulletin boards anxiously awaiting the latest information of his condition. The deepest interest is felt throughout the entire community, and we but utter the sentiments of our citizens and the whole people in this section when we express the sincere wish for his speedy recovery. His death will be looked upon by our people as a public calamity. Business security, public progress, and civilization receives this blow of the assassin The South has cause for sadness, the Union for tears."
OTTAWA "FREE PRESS."
OTTAWA, July 2-The Free Press speaking of the attempted assassination, says: "Should President, Garfield die, a new Cabinet would in all likelihood be formed, with a strong probability of Conkling taking the place now held by Blaine."
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
TORONTO. ONT,. July 2.-The News says: "The intelligence that President Garfield had been shot caused great excitement, and soon the newspaper and the telegraph offices were thronged with inquirers anxious to ascertain if Gen. Garfield had shared the fate of Abraham Lincoln. Relief was felt when the welcome message crossed the wires that the wounds in the President's right arm and above the hip were not necessarily fatal. Mr. Howells, American Consul at this city, is an old and very intimate friend of Gen. Garfield. He was stunned by the news. In the course of conversation, Mr. Howells said he could see no political motive for Gen. Garfield's assassination, nor could he imagine any personal motive, Garfield being one of the most amiable of men, and well liked by his filmiest political foes: Mr. Howells felt that it must be the work of some political maniac, and such at this writing it appears to have beoe. If ever Garfield's life was in danger it was when he held the balance of power in the Electoral Commission, and when his death would have resulted in the election of a Democrat as his successor, and subsequently the counting in of Tilden, instead of Hayes as President. At that time, though advised to have great care for his personal safety, Garfield felt no anxiety."
ST. LOUIS "POST-DISPATCH."
ST. LOUIS, July 2.—The Post-Dispatch, commenting on the attempt to murder the President, says: "Not since that dismal April morning sixteen years ago, when the wires flashed the news of the assassination of President Lincoln, has the Country received such a shock as that which followed the announcement today that President Garfield had fallen, under the hand of an assassin. A more deplorable event than this could hardly have happened. Of all countries in the world this is the one in which the weapon of the,assassin should, never be directed against men in authority. Our political system affords a ready relief, and there is no grievance against a ruler which cannot be reached through peaceful methods. To have two Presidents stricken down by assassins inside of two decades is a terrible reflection upon our Republican system, and yet there is no more protection for conspicuous men in this land against assaults of the insane than there is in the most despotic Government of Europe. It is plain that
THE TERRIBLE ACT OF THIS MAN GUITEAU
can have no political significance. Having given himself up to officeseeking, he probably brooded over his disappointment until his mind was overthrown. He came to look upon the President as his bitterest foe. It is fortunate for the Southern people that this murderous lunatic had no abiding place among them or connection with them. It is also fortunate that the Democratic party is in no sense identified with the crime. Mr. Garfield has borne himself with great dignity since entering the White House. He may have disappointed a few politicians, but his course has been that of an upright, thoughtful consistent friend of the people and popular Government. The poor fool who so cruelly attempted to take his life cannot plead the assassin's common excuse, that his act was directed against tyranny. The prayers of 50,000,000 of people in this great Republic will go up for the speedy recovery of the unfortunate President."
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
BELLEVILLE, Ont., July 2.-The Evening Intellingencer says: "For the second time in the history of the United Slates has the bullet of the assassin laid low the President of the Republic. There is no analogy, however, between the assassination of Lincoln and the attempted assassination of Gen. Garfield. The one was the result of political hatred and frenzy; the other was, if the reports are true, merely the revenge of a fierce, narrow, and revengeful spirit far a fancied slight. Judged by the light of the information which has been received, the deed is destitute of political significance. With regard to the deed itself, no well-balanced mind can regard it with any other feeling that that of horror. Mr. Garfield is far above the average standard of humanity, both in mortal character, in intellectual power, and in attainments as a ruler. Notwithstanding the pronounced part he has taken in the political comedy which is now being played out in Albany, it must be admitted that
HE HAS DISPLAYED TACT,
moderation, farseeing wisdom, and moral courage, which are uncommon in American statesmen; and for such a man to become the mark for a hotheaded and foolish placeman to wreak his unjust and unthinking rage upon is something so utterly beyond the bounds of justice that those who place an implicit confidence in the wisdom and justice of Providence cannot be blamed for asking half reproachfully, why such things are allowed to happen. It is earnestly to be hoped that Mr. Garfield will survive the cowardly shots of the assassin, and resume those duties at the head of the great Republic for which he is so eminently qualified by nature and by experience.
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
HAMILTON, Ont., July 2.- The Spectator this evening has the following: "The shooting of President Garfield is one of those events for which not only no adequate motive can be assigned, but hardly the semblance of a motive at all, unless it is shown to be the work of a lunatic. While assassination in every form is cowardly and odious, we are permitted to think that the Nihilists and Communists believe themselves justified in proceeding oven to that length in their efforts to oppose despotism, and that 'Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God,' even up to the extremity of murder. Even if we go the length of acknowledging honest fanaticism in the murderers of the Czar, that plea cannot, hold good for the murder of a President, who is but: the iustru-ment of the people's will in executing laws made by the people for the general good. The peculiar position of political affairs in the United States gives this event vastly greater significance than it would otherwise have. In caseof the death of the President, Vice-president Arthur would become President, and his accession would at once create
A REVOLUTION IN THE POLICY OF THE ADMINISTRATION.
Gen. Arthur was the representative of the Stalwart Republicans, opposed to Civil-Service reform, and a close friend and admirer of Grant and Conkling. In the late difference between Garfield and the New York Senators Arthur has been active in his support of Conkling and undisguised in his opposition to the Blaine element in the Cabinet. It cannot for a moment be supposed that the shooting was the result of a conspiracy among the Stalwarts, or with a view to rile elevation of Arthur to the Presidency. Indeed, the dispatches indicate that it was the result of disappointment on the part of an unsuccessful officeseeker. At the same time, political feeling was already strained to the limit of endurance, and the displacement of Garfield by assassination would be an event the consequences of which cannot ne contemplated without painful apprehension. The latest dispatches permit a hope that the President's wounds will not prove fatal, that he will be preserved to conduct the country safely through her temporary troubles."
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
TORONTO. Ont., July 2.- The Evening Globe says: "Like lightning from a clear sky comes the news of the attempt upon the life of Gen. Garfield. But yesterday it might have been said that there was not public man in the world more secure against assassination than the Chief Magistrate of the United States. Called by the imperative voice of the people to an office which he did not seek, and the thrusting upon him of which there is every reason to believe was altogether outside of his thoughts, administering that office, as he had commenced, in such a manner as to give promise of the inauguration of a new era in American politics, and holding as he does the confidence of the whole people in a manner in which it has not been held by any President
SINCE THE TIME OF ANDREW JACKSON,
it is saddening indeed to find this valuable life placed in jeopardy, even if not actually taken. It is to be hoped for the credit of manhood that the would-be assassin is not a rational, responsible man. President Garfield has just gone through an exhaustive campaign, has had to contend with the hosts of officeseekers whose pertinacity is enough to exhaust the brain of the strongest, and lastly, but no no means least, since his elevation to the, White House a succession ot family troubles have fallen upon him. Even now his wife is scarcely out of danger of her life, and his mother, his deep attachment to whom has kindled
THE SYMPATHY OF THE WHOLE NATION,
has also been dangerously ill. Add to these mental troubles the fact that the summer climate of Washington is about the worst possible for the chances of recovery from a dangerous wound, and it will be seen that the insensate folly which placed such a man as Gen. Chester A. Arthur in the position of President Garfield's successor is by no means unlikely to reap its full reward. The effect of the attempt to remove Garfield, even by a madman, will not be to increase Conkling's chances of victory. No one in his senses, of course, would lay at Conkling's door any of the blame for what has been done, but it is certain that sympathy will be created for Garfield, and the people will get the two things.
GARFIELD'S FIGHT WITH CONKLING and this daring attempt to assassinate the President, in conjunction, in their minds, to the detriment of the Stalwarts. The people of the United States are to be congratulated upon the escape of their President from a violent death at the hands of a political madman, for no matter what men's politics may be, no one can look with anything but detestation and horror at the use of the revolver in the solution of political problems."
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
KINGSTON, Ont., July 2.-The attempted assassination of President Garfield caused great sensation here today. Great interest was manifested in the news respecting it. The Whig of this evening says editorially: "Assassination is a horrible thing in itself, and when it strikes at the head of a nation its repugnance seems magnified in proportion to the weight of its victim. Republican America is bowed today over a second great disgrace in the shooting of its President, and words can scarcely express the excitement of the nation, nor the common detestation felt at the crime. That it must have been performed by a man not far removed from utter lunacy, judging by the reports received, and therefore is not the emanation of a dastardly plot like that which removed
THE FIRST OF THE MARTYRED PRESIDENTS,
is the only relief so far afforded to the picture of revenge and assassination The Canadian people, who have mourned for a McGee and a Brown, the latter cut down because of the greed of office of which prompted Garfield's murder, know how odious the crime has become, and are deeply moved in sympathy with their stricken neighbors. They fervently add their prayers to the many that are ascending today for that Heavenly care and intervention which may spare President Garfield to his people, and defeat once more the vilest of human prostitutions, the arbitration of the bullet.' In any case, let us hope that the punishment of the offender will be so prompt and the crime made so odious that the contagion of example may be staled for an age."
BALTIMORE, July 2.—The American savs: "The attempted assassination of President Garfield is the most serious calamity that has befallen the country since the birth of the Republic. It is a blow at the very life of republican institutions." The American says the murderer was, by his own confession, inspired with the same motives that actuated some prominent politicians.
NEW YORK "TRIBUNE."
NEW YORK. July 2.-The Tribune says: "There is absolutely nothing to account for this horrible deed, which, to a great Nation, is a terrible calamity, except a crazy spirit of faction. Political fanaticism has been showing 'itself before us all in many phases, little short of madness. The country has seen the wildest ravings of abuse about the President, and has paid little attention to it, but curses and threats are followed at last by murderous shots, and the country starts with horror. Must we not realize, in the light of the dreadful calamity at Washington, that those who breed and nurse this malignant, selfish, grasping, and desperate spirit are aiming a blow at the life of the Republic?"
NEW YORK "STAATS-ZEITUNG."
NEW YORK, July 2.—The Staats-Zeitung, in the coarse of an elaborate article, says: "It cannot be denied that a kind of rational disease has a great deal to do with this terrible event. The American people have to protect not only their President, but themselves, against the growing evils of the spoils system, which is at the bottom of this tragedy."
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 2.—The Republican says: " The assassination of an American President is an event so terrible that we are glad it is not devoid of meaning or political significance. A railroad collision or a madman might have been the means of President Garfield's death, but if he must be taken off by violence, and particularly by crime let us rejoice that his death means something. The assassination of President Garfield by a disappointed officeseeker is the consummation of the spoils system. Guiteau is a miserable ne'er-do-well, who shares the common feeling that all offices are in the dispensation of the President of the United States, and that he has a claim on that functionary for patronage. The practice or centering all patronage in the Presidency, making his will and the will of his favorites the supreme test, whether civil servants shall be retained or dismissed, regardless of the terms for which they were appointed, can but have the effect to centre upon the President all the intrigue and hostility of those disappointed, the desperate political opposition of Senators and men of high position, the malignity, hatred, and malice of men of low instincts."
ST. PAUL "PIONEER PRESS."
ST. PAUL, Mimn., July 2.—The Pioneer Press tomorrow morning will say; "The half-crazy miscreant who committed this deed of horror struck to kill, and rejoices in his infernal attempt. He claims himself a stalwart of the stalwarts, and a Conkling man, and boasts that he murdered the President as a political necessity to make Arthur President and reunite the Republican party. Doubtless he is crazy. The fact is duly certified to by his antecedents, and not the most consummate craft could have planned a political assassination so opportunely for the purposed of the Stalwart chiefs. The blow was struck just in the nick of time to save them from utter overthrow. A single life lay between them and the full possession of the power and patronage which they counted as the chiefest of earthly goods, and for which they had struggled with the firm disposition of hungry wolves, and that life has been snuffed out by murder. A well-aimed bullet has cleared their path."
Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune.
HAMILTON, Ont., July 2.-The Evening Times concludes an article on the assassination as follows: "The world will sympathize with Garfield and the United States in this affliction. There is no room for moralizing, and still les for boast-ing. Russia points to the murdered Czar; Prussia remembers the providential escape of Kaiser Wilhelm; our own good Queen has been fired at more than once. In Canada we cannot forget how Thomas D'Arcv McGee fell, by the bullet of the assassin, how weak are the bulwarks of society, how precarious the tenure of life of a public servant, who must perforce disappoint the expectations of some of his countrymen. The American people, forgetting past political differences, will join as one man in prayers that the life of the President may be preserved.
CLEVELAND, O,. July 2,-The Cleveland Herald will say: "'The appalling news from Washington fell upon the hearts of all the people of Cleveland as a deep and heavy personal affliction. To other parts of the United States Gen. Garfield is the Chief Magistrate, the statesman, the orator, the patriot. But here in Cleveland, and upon the Western Reserve of Ohio, the wounded, perhaps dying, President is universally revered as a brother and a friend. Elsewhere the attempt to assassinate him, if it shall prove to be successful, will occasion keen sorrow and
A DEEP SENSE OF PUBLIC LOSS.
But to us who are the neighbors, the associates, and the lifelong friends of the suffering President, the danger of his untimely death by the hand of an assassin comes with crushing force. Here all men of every station and or all parties love him for his personal worth, his strong and manly nature, his kind and open disposition, and his childlike, unaffected simplicity. Other people may admire the orator, the statesman, the patriot. We his friends and neighbors, sink all other considerations in that sorrow which is born of love for the man."
Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune.
WASHINGTON, DC, July 2.-I asked ex-Secretary Robeson what would be the effect if Garfield should die, and if in any event Gen. Arthur should die before the assembling of the Senate. He replied, "The situation is this: The Constitution provides that in case of the death of the Vice-president as well as the President, the office shall be filled by the President pro tem. of the Senate, and in the event of his death by the Speaker of the House. As it happens in this emergency, the Senate adjourned without electing a President pro tem., the Forty-seventh Congress having expired by limitation, there is no Speaker of the House, and so of the four persons designated by the Constitution as possible Presidents, only one, Gen. Arthur, now remains." Mr. Robeson said he knew of no steps which could be taken in case of Gen. Arthur's death. It has been suggested that the Chief Justice could perform the functions of the office until the Senate could be convened, but there is no warrant for this in the Constitution. Probably the first act of Gen. Arthur on taking the oath will be the assembling of the Senate in extra session to elect a President pro tem.
NEW YORK, July 2.-Murat Halstead, who is at present stopping at the Brevoort House, said this morning, when the news was given him, that he was horrorstricken. He looked at the reporter for a moment, and cried out that it could not be true. On receiving assurance that the report had been substantiated by an official dispatch, Halstead turned pale and said, with tears in his eyes, that he must have time to think of it. "My God, how can such thing's occur in a free country? We have no Nihilists here seeking to overturn the Government. We have had peace for many yeas, and are in the midst of it. I cannot understand it, I can only pray Heaven that it is not true." When Hal-stead had finished he turned to a friend standing near by and walked away with him. His sorrow was extreme, for, although his physique is magnificent, he trembled violently and supported himself on the arm of his friend.
NEW YORK, July 2.- A representative of the Evening Post obtained from George S. Coe President, of the American Exchange National Bank, that gentleman's views with respect to the effect of President Garfield's death upon the finances 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 only be momentary. The country is too strong and prosperous to be seriously affected by any one man's death, or the death of any 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, so far as there is any apprehension at all, is connected with
THE ACCESSION OF GEN. ARTHUR.
Nobody is cognizant of Arthur's views on the great monetary questions of the day. "How does President Garfield stand with Wall street?" "Before his election to the Presidency Mr. Garfield was distinguished for his mastery of the great financial and economic questions of the hour. He understood such subjects thoroughly, and people knew what he thought. He was elected because it was believed that these great interests
WOULD BE SAFE IN HIS HANDS.
During the four months of his Administration he has distinguished himself by the accomplishment of an undertaking hitherto unparalleled in the history or any nation. If he should die today he would have earned an honorable immortality by the success with which he has reconstructed the public funds. This magnificent enterprise, by which many millions of the public debt have quietly, almost imperceptibly, changed their rate of interest from 5 or 6 per centum to 3 1/2 per centum will be Garfield's magnificent monument. So smoothly and freely has the machinery worked that many people haven't even heard of it. He invited the holders of Government bonds to throw away half the interest received by them or else to be
PAlD THEIR PRINCIPAL IN CASH.
Most persons who hold bonds are willing to exchange them for cash, but holders of these bonds, with few exceptions, said: 'We will keep the bonds and be content with half the interest that we have been receiving, and said so without excitement and without regret. Nothing like this was ever known before in the finance of any other nation, and were Garfield to live his full four years it not likely that he himself could excel it. Suppose that the rate of interest had been 3 per cent instead of 3 1/2. The banks could not have had currency, but would have forwarded it to Washington, causing at once a serious stringency in the market. But by fixing the rate at 3 1/2, per cent the difficulty is avoided and the wheels move without friction." "How far does the liquidation of, $12,00,000 of National debt injure the standing of Garfield's credit?" "The transaction undoubtedly is creditable to his Administration, but his chief claim to recognition of posterity as the conversion into 3 1/2 per cents. The star-route prosecutions also speak handsomely for Garfield, but it is the conversion into 3 1/2 per cents that will make his Administration illustrious. Congress had left the finances of the Government in chaos. Garfield vitalized and organized them successfully and noiselessly. It was one of the great victories of peace." "But if Arthur goes in, and a new Cabinet with him, will not Wall street feel the change?" "Some, perhaps. But it is all a matter of speculation. I feel that the country is greater than one man or any set of men, and practically independent of the fortunes of either."
WASHINGTON, July 3—EXECUTIVE MANSION, p. m.-The following telegram has just been sent by Secretary Blaine to Vice-president Arthur: To the Hon. C. A. Arthur, Vice-president, New York: Mrs. Garfield has just arrived a quarter before 7 o'clock. The President was able to recognize and converse with her, but, in the judgment of his physicians, he is rapidly sinking. JAMES G. BLAINE. The following telegrams have been received by Secretary Blaine and Gen. Sherman:
NEW YORK,July 2.—The Hon. James g. blaine, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.: Your telegram with its deplorable narrative did not me promptly owing to my absence. I am profoundly shocked, at the dreadful news. The hopes you express relieve somewhat the horror of the announcement. I wait for further intelligence with the greatest anxiety. Express to the President and those about him my great grief and sympathy, in which the whole American people will join. C. A. ARTHUR. The following was received at 8 p. m.: Blaine; Secretary, Washington, DC: Telegram received. Express to Mrs. Garfield the profound sympathy of this legation. The Queen has sent to inquire and express solicitude. Lowell, Minister. The following dispatch has been received by Secretary Lincoln from Gen. Grant:
ELBERNO, N,J., July 2.—To Secretary Lincoln. Washington: Please dispatch me the condition of the President. The news received conflicts. I hope the most favorable may be confirmed. Express to the President my deep sympathy and hope that he may speedily recover. U.S. GRANT.
WASHINGTON, July 3-l2:45a. m.-The Secretary of State has just received the following telegram from the governor General of Canada: AMHERST, N.S. July 2- To the Secretary of State Washington: Pray express my warmest sympathy with the President and his family at the dastardly 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 Hallfar. LORNE, Governor-General. An avalanche of telegrams expressing sympathy with the President, and his family in their affliction have been received today, a very large percentage of which originated in the South.
THE CITY'S GRIEF.
Chicago was convulsed yesterday by the most terrible sensation, save one perhaps, which it has ever known during its eventful history. Possibly owing to the intense feeling of the War the assassination of President Lincoln produced a deeper effect, but the population then was but a tithe of what it is now, and there was none of that immensity of expression of grief none of the enormous crowds filling the streets, packing the sidewalks in front of every bulletined newspaper-office and inquiring eagerly of every one connected with a newspaper or with a telegraph office what the latest news was from Washington, that was seen yesterday. During the long hours which passed slowly by between 10 o'clock in the morning and midnight the only thought of almost every one within the city limits was, first, what the condition of the President was, and next, what the future of the country would be. The first intelligence of the dastardly attempt at assassination was bulletined early in the forenoon at the Tribune office, and at once attracted an immense crowd. At first all were loth to believe it. Many remembered the stories which had been telegraphed in other years of the reported killing of Mr. Hayes in Kansas, and on the accident to his train when he was leaving the White house, and were inclined to believe that this, too, would soon be denied. But as minute after minute went by and more discouraging dispatches came, the crowds increased and the feeling of despondency and gloom began to deepen. As the first emotion of horror at the unexpected event passed over, then came unanimous expressions of sorrow and unanimous expressions of regret at the possible elevation of Vice-president Arthur to the Presidential chair, and the fervent hope that Mr. Conkling would for once and ever disappear from the political arena.
VERY SOON IT BECAME KNOWN
that the person who had committed the deed was himself a Chicagoan, and then came a feeling of intense mortification that it should have been any one in any way connected with this city that fired the shots. The generally expressed wish that the assassin should have been strung up then and there was deepened by the thought that the scoundrel had at one time claimed citizenship in Chicago. During the long day the the Tribune office was besieged, its telephone bells were constantly ringing, and the bulletins which were rapidly displayed upon the windows were read by eager thousands. Late into the night Madison street continued to be filled with persons wrought up to the highest of excitement, sorrowing at first as the dispatches announced the probable
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