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Parent Issue
Day
16
Month
July
Year
1886
Copyright
Public Domain
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The New York Herald of recent date publishes a special frora Long Brancb in whieh the correspondent, commentdng npon the death of Col. Corkhill, says that he knew Corkhill intimately, and knew that he possessed certain secret information about Guiteau whieh has never beeu made public. The writer states that on one occasion Corkhill complained to him that somo of his actions during the Guiteau trial had been harshly cominented on, and had been interpreted as showing an imperfect sonse of duty. Corkhill told the writer he was obliged to act as he did and suppress certain items of interest which would have ruined well-known public men and shocked the nation. He went on to sav that he was waited upon after the trial by a lady who proved herself to be Guiteau's first wife, who used his aid to secure a pension. She made to him certain statements which revealed a long standing and carefully worked out plot in which well known pub lic men were interested, and Guiteau was to be the tooi. Names,dates,the steamer oa which Guiteau was to be spirited away, reports of conversations at the meeting place of the conspirators in a well known rowtaurant wro all plainly osliibitod. The writer further states that Corkhill showed him a piece of paper contaiuing the names of two of the conspirators. ft fit l nl exactly in the mutilated letter produced in the evidence by Corkhill in the trial of Guiteau, and which had been the cause of much of the abuse being heaped uion him. Corkhill bitterly complained that one of the men whose name was on the piece of paper had been active in injuring him. He said he had damaged his professional reputation in his effort to prevent a great scandal from leaking out, but he would finally defend himself from unjust imputations.

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Ann Arbor Democrat