I ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD.
On the morning of July 2,1881, President Garfield accompanied by Secretary Blaine drove up to the R Street entrance of the Baltimore and Potomac depot, Washington, D. C, intending with a party composed of members of his family, Cabinet and personal friends, to take a pleasure trip through the New England States. At 9:30 A.M. President Garfield and Secretary Blaine were walking across the ladies' reception room on their way to take the train, when a pistol shot was heard, which was immediately followed by a second report. There was a rush of those who· were present to the reception room, where the President was found lying on the floor with blood streaming from two wounds, one a slight fleeh wound of the right arm, and one of the right eide of the body. The President turned at the first shot, and fell on his