Abe Lincoln Assassinated! - Arrest of the Assassin!! - Great Excitement!!!
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 10 A. M. – Abe Lincoln was shot through the heart last night just as he was entering his carriage, after leaving his Cabinet in consultation. The assassin, a Southerner, is now in the hands of the authorities. There is great excitement, and “On to Richmond!” is the cry.
11 A. M. – Abe is still alive, but there is no chance for him to survive. The excitement here is great.
12 M. – Abe was wounded in the abdomen and not in the heart. His physician thinks he will recover. The excitement is abating.
1 P. M. – It is now currently reported that Abe was only slightly wounded in the leg. No excitement.
2 P. M. – An investigation now proves that the bullet intended for Abe’s heart missed its mark, and only killed one of his footmen. The people are returning to their business.
3 P. M. – Abe’s footman was not killed, as reported, but badly wounded. He will recover.
THE VERY LATEST.
4 P. M. – It has been officially announced from the Capitol, that Old Abe’s footman was very slightly wounded in the hand by the accidental discharge of a gun which he was cleaning.
The President was not in consultation with his Cabinet last night, as first stated. “Nobody hurt.” - Mobile Tribune.