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ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF…

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Mr. Camacho, the Venezuelan Minister to the United States has made a statement, in which he says he had just sent his carriage home and walked to the other end of the waiting-room of the station and was in the act of returning to the door, when a carriage drove up, from which Mr. Gar- field and Mr. Blaine alighted. Their carriage was dismissed, and they entered the waiting-room. As the President's car- riage drove away another one drove up, and a man with a pale face jumped out, told the driver to wait, and followed the President and Mr. Blaine into the room. This turned out afterwards to be Guiteau. He did not seem to be at all insane, and he acted throughout with amazing coolness. The President and Mr. Blaine had advaned some little distance into the room, and the Venezuelan Minister, raising his hat, was about to speak, when the man who had alighted from the second carriage jumped forward and shot the President from behind. Mr. Blaine, on the impulse of the moment, ran away a little, while the President, without a word, staggered forward and turned half round to face his assailant. The man then advanced two steps in a crouching position, deliberately pointed his pistol at the President and fired another shot into his body. Mr. Garfield fell forward on the floor, and Mr. Blaine, after making a start after Guiteau, dropped on his knees besides Mr. Garfield and tried to raise him. The assassin turned after the second shot and ran towards the door. The Minister jumped forward at the first shot, and was nearer the door than Guiteau, and the man then darted back. His carriage, with the open door, was waiting for him to enter. When driven back he started for the other door, intending to run around the earner of the building and enter his carriage that way. At that moment Guiteau was pounced upon by half-a-dozen men and secured. Mr. Blaine called out to have the doors closed, and they were at once barred by the officials. The President was then examined. He lay as he had fallen for- ward on his face, apparently dead. Assistance was sent for, physicians and an ambulance summoned. The excitement increased when the significance of the deed became known, and the people become almost uncontrollable. Guiteau was perfectly cool. and as determined and defiant-looking as possible.

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RECEPTION OF THE NEWS IN LONDON.

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EPITOME OF NEWS.