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ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF…

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The correspondent of the Standard says that when Mrs. Garfield was hastening to her husband's side, she narrowly escaped serious and, perhaps, fatal accident. The train that brought her from Long Branch consisted of an engine and one Pullman car. When within two miles of Bowie Station, sixteen miles from Washington, a parallel rod on the side of the engine broke, while the wheels were making 250 revolutions a minute. The rod is a steel bar which connects the wheels. It is about 12 feet long 6 inches wide, and 4 inches thick. As the engine continued to thunder along, although the engineer im- mediately reversed steam and put on the air-breaks, the broken rod plunged into the ballast with each revolution of the wheels, tore up the sleepers, and considerably damaged the engine. This continued for two miles before a stop could be effected. An eye-witness states that as the train flew by Bowie Station splinters of shattered sleepers filled the air. Had the engine left the track the Pullman car must have been splintered into kindling wood, and the pas- sengers all killed. Another engine was sent out from Wash- ington, and Mrs. Garfield's car was brought to the city. Guiteau's"brother-in-law had interviews with the prisoner. Guiteau asserted that he had done the will of the people at the inspiration of God. When asked how he knew that it was the will of the people he should kill the President, he said, I studied newspapers every day, and found from them what people wanted. I cut slips ifrom these papers, which showed that, if the Stalwarts got into power, the country would be satisfied and all differences would be ended. Slips so cut out were enclosed by me to Attorney-General Macveagh, together with my ex- planation why I was going to shoot the President. I asked him to publish the whole in the newspapers. He has done me great wrong by not having done as requested. People ought to know my reasons." He says nobody knew he was going to shoot the President. He had no personal feeling against him, but considered it his duty to shoot him. He is not afraid of being punished.

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RECEPTION OF THE NEWS IN LONDON.

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EPITOME OF NEWS.