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* The Grand Jury district of Columbia found an indictment againt Guiteau, the assassian. It was drawn with great r minuteness, and embraces eleven counts. t The assassin, was arraigned on Oct. 14. ( He pleaded “ Not Guilty ”to the charge of murdering James A. Garfield. He ’ seemed broken down in health, and un- [ cared for in person, being _ shabbily dressed. The line of defence will be (1) . hereditary insanity, and (2) malpractice : on the part of physicians in attendance l on the murdered man. The trial is fixed for Nov. 7. While Guiteau was in Court a man named Bertheau, evidently intoxi- , cated, sought to borrow a pistol to shoot him. Guiteau was victimised by a stenograper, to whom he gave notes of his life, to be published in pamphlet form, the proceeds to defray the expenses of his defence. Instead of doing this, the stenographer sold the notes to the New York Herald, and pocketed the money received. Father Conway, of Clanbar, was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment with hard labor, at the suit of Lord Ardingown, for assaulting a bailiff. He will appeal. Sir Garnet Wolseley expresses a hope that the Channel tunnel will never be constructed. He considers it probable that it will be a lasting source of danger to England. The Nihilist headquarters have been discovered at St Petersburg, and sixty arrests made. Eight students of the Military Academy at Moscow and five at St Petersburg have been arrested as Nihilists. Miss Jennie M'Graw Fiske, the richest woman in the United States, is dead. She was called the Burdelt-Coutts of America, and was reported to be worth 12,000,000 dollars. Edward Thompson, arrested for stealing a mule at Hernando, Wisconsin, proves to be a son of the late Admiral Thompson,. K.C.8., and grandson of the Admiral who led part of the fleet under Nelson at Trafalgar. He is said to have lived a tramp’s life for several years. Great frauds have come to light in the Washington pension office. Hundreds of persons not entitled to pensions have been receiving pensions, and these and other peculations will, it is said, reach millions. Dr John Buchanan was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment and a fine of 1,000 dols by the Philadelphia Court, for selling bogus medical diplomas. Franklin J. Moses, formerly Governor ;of South Carolina, is in gaol in New York bn a charge of swindling. King Kalakauahas invested inKentucky blood horses. He purposes introducing them into the Hawaiian Islands, j An Irish farmer, named Leath, living near Rathbone, on Lord Kenmare’s property, was killed by a band of armed men ;on Oct. 5, for paying his rent. The same jday a man carting Boycotted oats in the parish of Door, County Tipperary, was mortally wounded. Bingham, a landlord, was fired at while riding near Erris, by a man disguised in woman’s clothing. A girl with him in the car was wounded. | Han lan will row Ross for l,ooodols aside in Canada, on Nov. 15. Captain Boycott was in Westport protected by the police. A mob followed and afterward burned his effigy.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 491, 14 November 1881

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ADDITIONAL ITEMS PER 'FRISCO MAIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 491, 14 November 1881