Arrest of Garfield's assassin

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Arrest of Garfield's assassin - .RREST OF THE ASSASaiX.' Immediately npon...
.RREST OF THE ASSASaiX.' Immediately npon hearing! the pistol-shot. pistol-shot. pistol-shot. Officer Kearney, who remained at his post of duty near the Street entrance after the President entered the building, ran into the large reception-room, reception-room, reception-room, and was in time to see the assassin running toward the east door, which opens on Sixth-stree. Sixth-stree. Sixth-stree. jBef ore reaching this door the assassin turned back to lr nis way out of the north doorj where he was met and arrested by Officer j Kearney. The-officer The-officer The-officer met the prisoner on the steps and said to him: " I must' arrest you." AH right," said the the assassin. " I did it and will go ;to jail forit lama Stalwart, and; Arthur will be President" OQcerKearney took his prisoner into ther large waitihg-rooinj waitihg-rooinj waitihg-rooinj where he was joined byv one of the railroad j officers and escorted escorted to Police Head-quarters. Head-quarters. Head-quarters. On the way" he gave Kearney a card on which was written : ' Charles Guiteau; of Il!mois,h that ing the prisoner's name. . Guiteau is described on the books at Police Head-charters Head-charters Head-charters as follows: "Charles Guiteau, arrested at 9:Si, July 2, 18S1, for shootmg President Garfield ; aed S6 ; white; born in the United States and a lawyer 'jby profession; weight, ISO pounds; has darfc- darfc- .brown, thin whiskers and sallow complexion ; l ' -' -' - ; vjdressed .in.a dark suit with black slouch hat." : Mrs. Sarah V. E. tho'

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 03 Jul 1881, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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