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THE BEECHER SCANDAL.
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PLY TO REV. DR. BACON.
A KEVICW OP THE (USE-WHY MH.
TILTON WITHDKKW KUOJl Hit,
IlL'lXll EK'.S CHUltCU.
Rev. Leonard Uacou, D. )., LL. I).,
cx-modorator of thu Brooklyn council:
Sir After I had bceu for fifteen
years a member of Plymouth churah,
und had bocomo meanwhile an intimate
friend of tho pastor, knowledge camo
to inc in 1S7U that ho had committed
against mo an offense which I forbear
to name or characterize. Prompted by
my self-respect,! immediately and lor
ever ceased my attendance on bin min
istry. I informed hinr of this dfltor
miuation as early as January, 1871, lu
tho presence of a mutual friend, ifr.
Francis D. Moulton.
Tho rules of Plymouth church af
forded me a choico between two meth
ods of retirement one, to ask for a
formal letter or dismissal ; tho ofhor,
to dismiss myself less formally by pro
longed absence. I choso tho latter. In
to doing my chief desire was to avoid
giving riso to curious inquiries into tho
reasons for my abandoning a church in
which I had been brought up from boy
hood, and theieforol did not invito at
tention to tho subject by asking for a
dismissofy letter, .bujf adopted the al
ternative of silently staying uvtay, re
lying on tho rule that a prolonged a
sence would finally securo to me a din-
missal, involving no publicity to the
Several powerful reasons prompted
Sie to tho ndoption of this alternative,
among which wero tho following : Tho
pastor communicated to mo in writing
t t 1 . . ..
au upoiogy, signeu ny 111a tiamo. 11 n
also t.rr.Wd to mo to nrotcct him
from bringing r,proacli f0 t10 cau50 0f
religion, Jlo alleged that au exposure
would iorbid him to rcascend Ins pul
pit. Thcso and other similar reasons
1 had no right or disposition to disru
gard ; and I acted upon them with a
conscientious desire to see iUr. iiccohcr
protected rather than harmed.
At longth my abseuce from the
church au abaenco of which not three
members of tho congregation, besides
tho pastor, knew tho cause began to
oxcito comment in private circles.
At length, after many calumnious
whisperings ucar and lar (siiico evil
talcs magnify as they traved), a weekly
paper in Now York in Novouiber, 1872,
published a wicked and horrible scau
dal a publication which some persons
in. the church ignorautly attributed in
Us origin and animus to mo : whereas 1
had previously spent many months of
constant ana unremitting oudcavor to
suppress it an endeavor in which,
with an earnest motive but a foolish
judgment, I mado many ill directed
nacriuccs 01 my reputation, position,
monoy and fair prospects in life, for all
which losses of things precious, sin
mine alone was tho folly, let mine utono
bo tho blame.
In August, 1873, Mr. William V.
West, a member ot Plymouth church,
hitherto a stranger to me, camo to my
residenco accompanied (at his request)
by my friend Mr. F. 1J. Carpenter, and
told mo that when the summer vaca
tion was over ho (Mr. West) meant to
cito uio before tho church on thu
ehargo of circulating scandals against
the pastor, dcclariug in Mr. Carpenter's
presence that Mr. llccchcr had acted
as ir tho reported scandalous tales wero
true rather tbau false, and urging that
1 owed it to mytuir uu the truth to gu
forward and bcoomn h williuE witness
in au investigation. I peremptorily
deolincd to join Mr. West in his pro
posed investigation, and declaring that
as I had not been n member of Ply
mouth church for several years I could
not bo induced to return to that church
for any purpose whatever, least of all
for so distasteful a purpote as to part
icipate in a scandal. Homo leading
members, including especially tho
pastor, desired ray co-operation in de
feating Nr. West, and 1 cheerfully
gave it. To this end 1 wrote, wi'.h
tbdir kiowledgc and at their urgcu
icsire, a letter declining to accept &
copy of the charges addressed to ice as
nwoaber, on the ground that I had
four ytars previously ccatcd my con
nectioL with the church. or tfiii l.t
tcr I received, on tho next day after
tending it, tho pastor's prompt and
hearty thanks. To my surprise atil in
dignation. I learned on tho mornim?
of October 31, 1873, that tho wport
wuicu was 10 noprcscnieu at tnoeuurch
muuiing w do neiu on mat aenmg
nuum uoi vu in me simpio lorm jiready
indicated, but would dcclaie that
whereas X had been cited bolero tho
crimen to meet tho charge; and where
as 1 had plcadtj nbh-niombonJiip as
an exouso for not appearing fjr trial ;
thorefore, resolved, that 1 should bo
dropped. Ac. Thin rmu i.,,ti;,
thus foreshadowed to mo, led mo. to ap
pear in pornon at tho church nn tW
ening,. there to await the reading of
, tho forthcoming report. This report.
When it camo to bo read, brought mo
tho following UQYenu.oUigcuco, name-
" "Whereas, ft copy of Ilia, charges
put into Uiafliarjdsi of t1itti,.,iid'ffil-
was nut into Uia.hatids ol thai.
ton on tho 17tnfioflUct8bcr,&ndiEtc
. ..... .1 f,ti'.ii.r i. 14' .
quesi mauc.oi'-mmuiintiiiQ. f.uouli
swer tho Bawo dv tno hu o 1 Uctonor,
kc. I do not know to this day whoso
nanu 11 was mai urew 111 0 auovc ra
pnr,nnd therefore I am h app'ily saved
lrom an oflcnsWo ju.rnu ality when I
aythat tho statement which I havo
horo quoted is diametric ally the oppos
ite of tho truth ; for inr tend of my hav
ing been requested to answer tho
charges, I had been requested not to
answor thorn. After tho public read
ing of tho aboyo rcr.ort 1 arose in tho
meeting and said in Mr. Ucoclicr'rf pre
icnco that if I had slandered him I
would answer lov it to his face ; to
which ho replied in nn equally publiu
manner that ho liad no charge what
ever to mako ntrr.inst 1110.
Next, crowing out of the church'n
singular proccoiliugs in this cape, came
tho congregational council, of which
you wero moderator.
lou say that L have cither " a mal
icious heart or a crazy brain." I know
tho fountain-head ot this opinion.
Vlll If tlio 1 ' " in maoainty
mnnicrvn 1110 inuowni" Rf.jrtiina: para
graph appeared in the Brooklyn 'U mo n
of baturuay, Warch 3, 1374 :
Mil. SHEARMAN ON THE SITUATION.
At tho closo of tho service a 'Union'
roportcr approached Mr. Bccchcrfor the
purpose of getting his viows a to tho
council, but ho declined to bo iutor
vievjed. Mr. Shcarmau, tho clerk of
tho church however, was eomniuniua-
tive. lie said ho had received 110 in
timation us yet what courro the conn
cil would pursue. In regard to tho
scandal on Mr. Ueeehcr, ho Kiid so far
as Tilton was coneearncd he (I iltoii)
was out of his mind, of! his balance,
and did not act reasonably. As tor
Mrri. Tilton, she hud occasioned the
As'holo troublo while in a half-crazed
condition. She had mcdiumistio.fitH,
and whilo under tho strange power that
possessed her often spoko of tho most
incredible things, declared things
possible that wero impossible, and
among tho rest, had slaudcred Mr.
llceclier. Mr. Tilton himselt had nc
knowlod that all the othor things she
had told him in her mdiumistie trance
woro false and impossible; then why,
asked Mr. Shearman, should tho
scandal on Mr. llcuehcr be tho only
truth 111 her crazy words?
Shortly after tho appoaranco of Mr.
Shearman' reported interview in the
'Union, that gentleman cent to mo,
through Dir. r. V. Moulton, 11 letter,
Uio bubstauco of which was that ho
(Mr. S.) had referred in the above con
versation not to mo or my family, but
to other persons. This letter I declin
ed to receive, and returned it to tho
writer, with a demand upon him
to retract his utitruo and unjust state
ments. Furthermore, 1 required, ns n
nondition of my accepting from Mr.
Shearman any apology ui uii, mat inix
apoloKV should ho presented to mo in
wriuug 111 tnu iirthouco ot tue iiov
Kcnry Ward lkcchor. This was
promptly dono at Mr. Moultou's houso
iu Mr. Ueeehor'H presence.
Tho abovo named calumny which
Mr. T. (J. Shearman thus retracted is
but ouo of several similar falsehoods
against my wifo and myself which havo
been fostered by interested parties to
explaiu tho action of Plymouth church;
falsehoods which in noma instances
havo been corrected iu the same way,
and which in others still await to be
corrected cither in this way or m a
court of justice.
You ask, "When did Mr. Tilton
cease to bo responsible to tho Plymouth
church?" I answor that I first ceased
my responsibility to that church when
I terminated my membership, lour
years ago. Afterward voluntarily ro
newod my responsibility to tho church
on tho evening of October 31, 1873, by
appearing in person nt ono ol its pub
lio mcotings, and offoring to nnswer
then and there, in tho pastor's presence
the charge that 1 had slandered him.
i.oj thau two mouths ago I still fur
ther renewed mv responsibility to Plv
mouth church, as will appear by tho
louowing corrcspouuonce :
JlROOKLVN, May 4. 1874.
llov. Henry Ward Ueeohor, Pastor of
ot Plymouth church; ucv. fa.JMJah
day, Associate Pastor, nud Mr
Thomas G. Shearman, Clerk :
O e.ntleme.V I address, throueh you
to tho church of which you aro oihccrn,
tho following statement, which you
aro at liberty to eommunieato to tho
church through tho ciaminin;
comiuittco, or iu any othor mode, pri
vato or public.
TU lUv. Leonard Uncoil, D. D.,LL.
D., moderator ot tho recont oomrro
unJiuuai uuuneu, nas seen i b.
adjournment of that body, to proclaim,
publish nnd roltcrato with signal cm
phasis and with tho weight ol somo-
thiug like official authority, a gravo de
claration, which 1 hero quote, namely
"It was of tho Plymouth churoh,"
ho says to vindicate its houor against
a damaging imputation from one of its
members. JJut with great alacrity
the pastor himself consenting it tluow
away tho opportunity of vindication."
This declaration, so emphatically re
peated by tho chief mouth-pieco of tho
council, and put lorth by him nppar
cntly as an exposition uf the council's
views, compels me, us the third par
ty to tho controversy, to choose be-
Iwpmi two nltcrnalivos.
Ono of those is to remain contentedly
in tho dishonorable position for tho
vindication of that pastor's charaetor
an oitonso tho more heinous becauso
au uusullicd character and rcputatiou
are requisite to ins sacred olboo.
The other altornativo is for mo to ro
storo to his church thoir lost onnortu
nity for his vindication by presenting
myself voluntarily for tho samo trial to
which tho church would havo powor to
summon mo if I wero a member u
suggestion which (judging from my
ipast experience) will subject mo afresh
to tie uujust imputation of roviving a
bcaudai lor tho suppression ol which I
have mado more sacrifices thau all
Uetweeu thoso two alternatives
thich aro all that tho moderator leaves
to me, and which are both equally re
pugnant to my feolings, duty requires
mb to olio'oso tho Becond . . .
, I nuthpfizo you (if isuch be your
jplbasurjj)) to, cito mo at any time within
1110 nexi iniriy uays 10 appear n iuo
bar of Plymouth church for trial on
the ehargo horotoforo made against mo,
namely, that of " circulating and pro
moting scandals derogatory to tho
christian integrity of the pastorand.in
jurious to th6 reputation of tho
My only stipulation concerning tho
trial is that it shall not bo held with
closed doori, nor in tho nbseuco of the
pastor. Truly yours,
To tho ubovo communication I re
ceived tho following reply from tho
clerk of the church :
Brooklyn, May 18, 1871.
Dear Sir Your note of tho -lth
instant, inclosing a letter addressod to
Mr. Beechor, Mr. llalliday and my
self, was July received.
This letter has been read by Mr.
Tlalliday, with whoso concurrence it
haB bceu submitted to the oxamining
comiuittco ; and wo all deem its con-
should bo deoidod by that committee
ana niiivii ni.o-i.1 not nuLiuiiicd to
tho paHtor of tho church, to whom,
therefore, tho lottcr has not Icon
shown, though ho lias been advisod of
Having consulted tho members of
tho committee, I am informed by thorn
that they '".0 no reason for accepting
your proposition, or oven for lajing it
before tho church. Yours truly,
Thomas G. Shearman.
Mr. Thcndoro Tilton.
it now remains for 1110 to givo you
soiuu ieasuii3 why I havo been prompt
ed, alter ycats of reticence, to lay
bolorc ou the cravo matters contained
n this communication. Nothing
lould induce mo to make my present
iso of the foreifoiut; facts, except tho
conviction which the events of tho last
year, mid particularly of tho last half
year, have forced upon my mind that
.Mr. licechcr, or his Iog.il and and other
agents acting in his interesting and by
his couscut, liuvu shown themselves
willing to sacrifice myood name for
tho maintenance of his. 1 havo come
slowly to this judgmont moro slowly
than my personal friends have uono ;
but that 1 am not mistaken in it you
shall sec by u few illustrative in
Tho church, at a public meeting, on
Friday evening, October 31, 1S73, by
an official document which was pub
lished thu next morninc in ovcry lead
ing journal 111 Now lork, gavo tho
publio falsely to understand that I had
been cited to answer charges, when I
had really been requested not to auswer
them a piece 01 ecclesiastical misre
presentation which was tho moro griov
ous to mo becauso it was subsequently
accepted by the council as authentic,
mi hocauso it is still widely beliovcd
by tho public.
Mr. licoonor rt journal, tno uurisiiau
I'liion.' published this official false
hood to a wido oirelo of readers, and
took 110 notico of tho correction which
I addressed at tho timo iu a brief noto
to tho council. If evory American
journal should bo destroyed and only
tho files of tho 'Christian Union should
remain, that journal's report of my caso
would reprcsont me ns a culprit, prst,
who had slandered a clergyman ; who
had been summoned bofore tho church
to answer for this calumniation ; noxt,
who had ovadod this summons by re
storation to tho safe shelter of non mem
bership, and last, who, 011 account of
this moral poltroonery, bad boon drop
ped from tho roll. Such is tho record
which Mr Bcechcr's journal contains
of my caso, up to date.
During tho council, and whilo thero
scorned a probability that Plymouth
church would reooivo condemnation
and bo disfollowshippcd by the iieich-
boring churches, Mr. Bcccher inspired
a mossage lrom his church to tho couu
cil, closing with those words :
Wo hold that it is our right, nnd
may be our duty, to avoid tho evils in
cident to a publio explanation or a
publio trial, and that such an exorciso
of our discretion furnishes no good,
grouud for tho interferenco of other
churches, provitlod wo neither retain
within our fellowship, nor dismiss by
lottcr, as in regular stauding, persons
who bring open dishonor upon tho
This adroit insinuation against mo
i whaf you as moderator of tho coun
cil kuow to havo bcon thu turning point
iu the fortunes of Plymouth church be
fore Hut tribunal. Tho council ver
dict 1 orrows almost thcso identical
wordv It says: "Tho accused per
sons has not been retained in tho
ci.urci.:- ; to u-nv otlicr
Do not misuuderstaud mo. I will
not say that in my unsuccessful man
agement of thii unhappy Bcandal I
have brought no " dishonor on the
Christian uaine," tho ono name which of
r.ll otheis 1 most heck to honor. With
infinite sorrow I look back through the
lust few years and soo instances in
which, by tho fatality of my falso posi
tion, I havo brought peculiar "dishonor
on tho Christian namo," all of which I
freely acknowledge, and hope yot to
ropair. But I solemnly aver, nud no
man shall gaiusay me, that tho reason
why Plymouth church avoided an in
vestigation into tho scandal with which
1 was charged was not becauso 1, but
another man, hud "brought dishonor
on tho Christian name." And yot this
other person, a clergyman, pormitted
his churoh to brand mo beforo the
council with an aocusntiou which, had
I been in his place and ho in mine. I
would havo voluntarily borne for my
self, instead of castiug on another.
I will adduce a further instance by a
quotation from a letter which I had oc
casion to address to Mr. Bocchcr, dated
May 1, 1874:
Houry Ward Bcccher:
Bin Mr. I It. Carpenter montloni to
mo your ikying to hltn that under certain
ojnditluna (evolving certain disiivowhla
by me, a turn of monoy would or osuld be
rutted to iiid me with my family to Ku
roro for term of yean.
Tho occulon compel! mo to state ex
plicitly that so long as Ufa und eolf
rupee; continue to exht together in. my
broofct 1 shall bo debarrod from receiving,
directly or lndlroetly, any pecuniary or
Oiuor iiivor ai your nnnui,
Tho roaion lor this feeling oa my part
you know so well that I will eparo you
tho itatemont of it. Youra truly,
I'urfhormoro, I roarct to point you to
theovhleneo that l'lytnouth church, or
rather tho attornoy wtb now uU n iU
clerk, it ntlonipung to trnko Ui a flie
but plaiuiblo record concerning thii caso
for tho purpoio ot appealing to It in faturo
to my dUadvantnge. It was to this end
that Mr. Hhtnrman ininloufly Incorpor
ated in his loiter to nr, dated May 18,
1871, tho following wordi:
Wo do not uadofut
fed your leltor ns
Implying that you ha
ulmrgi'S to mako,
but tno contrary. 11
so understood It, they
,0 committee had
uuld havo readily
ontortalned and fully
f tho itboru record
to say, u yuur, or
Tho manifest object
It to enable tho enure
live voars hnnco. tha
II I ovor had any
charges to runko agait Mr. Ileochur, tho
Clltircll Had long ago liven mo an auun
dant opportunity td nako them. Mr.
Shoarman ii (till mat hold in hit com
munication to tho 'rKopondunt,' dated
Juno 18, 1871. lie thircln says of tho
"Its ofllcors havo In tho propor way,
without parade, gltii owry 'acllliy lor
Investigation that cotld rousonably bo d(
ti, ovim i'thnnott captious critics,"
Thn nhnvti "tatpracDi ly Mr. tibcannan
Is made in a letter nhlc'i wat put luriu
by him ostensibly li my tnttrost, and
which 1 am already nceuiod of having
Inspired. This lcwli mo to disavow tho
dockratlon which 1 hato last quoted aa
intlncorc and at var 'tf.o w.th tbo truth,
Not to multiply IrJUncos needlessly,
there is one other k which my solf-ro-epect
compels 1110 toalludu wltb pnlnful
expllcitncse. In joir New Haven (pooch
you characterized Mr. lieccber aa the
most magnanimous ot men, and in tbo
context referred to no ks k knave and
dog. Von lutt thu pibllo Infer that I had
bocomo in some dospcablo Way tbo erea
turo of Mr. liecclor's magnanimity.
Karly In April last I culled Mr. Ueocher'a
attontlon to tho oll'undvonots and lnlun-
ousneca cf your Hhtotiunt, and inlormid
blm that 1 should lnjt on Its correction
olthor byhlmorrne. In ordor to providn
nirn witii an easy way 10 eorrcci 11, invoiV'
lug no humiliation to his feelings, I nd
dressed to you the following letter:
UiiooklyK, April 3, 1871.
ltov. Leonard Bacon, i). I).:
Mr Ukaii Siu: 1 havo just boon rcad
Ixg tho 'TribunuV roport ,ot your Yale
epecta on tno urooKiyu council, in wctcn
occurs tho folio wiiii: paragraph :
"Another part of iny theory Is that
Mr. liiechcr'a mugnaniu.lty la unspeaka
ble. 1 never knew a man or a largor or
tnoro generous mind. Uno who was In
relations to him tho most intlmato posa
bio s&ld to mo: If I wanted to tocure his
hlghcit love 1 would go into n church
mietiti; and accuse him of crimes. This
la his spirit. But 1 think ho may carry it
too fir. A man whoso life la a troasuro
lot hi Church Universal, to his country, to
nia a;o, nas no rlgut to auojecl Uio fatth
in it to tuch a strain. Soinu ono hat said
bat Plymouth Church's doallni; with
oTondera la liko Dogberry'i. Tlio com-
Pl!on wai ant. 'If any ono vlll not
staid Jot him go, nud gathor the guard
ana hank Uod tbat you aro rid of such a
knivo: go of J.nnce, who went into tho
stocks hid tho pillory to snvo bll dog from
eieoutloi for stealing puddings and geese.
I tbink hov;ould havo dono bettor to let
tho dog dio. And I think Mr. llocchor
would havo tone bettor to havo let ven
geanco como ousiio tiKat o. .t.n),,r
ijaltlng asldo tbo samo nnd mirth, 11
thore bo any critlchu directed toward me
in these words in s(bricty and earnest
0011, then 1 beg you o do mu tho follow
ing act ol justico:
l'loase torward to Mr. Iloccher tho tot
ter which I am now writing, and ask him
to inform you, 0c his word of honor,
whether 1 huvs been his elandorer,
whothor I bavo i ktn against him falsely,
whether 1 bavo routed him other thau
with the higher possible fairness, and
whether he has rut acknowledged to mo,
in largo and ample terms, that my course
toward him in tax sorrowful business has
been marked by tee magnanimity which
you apparently iimato has characterized
bis toward mo.
If you will wrjto to Mr. lieechor at I
havo indicatod, I will thank you for a
lino aa to tho words or aubatanco of hie
reply. With gfea'. resppct I am truly
yours, J Tiikodohk Tii.tok.
In reply to ti! 5 abovo lotter you sont
tno tho following'
Theodore Tilton, E.q :
Deab Hm NotbolDgin Mr. lleechor'a
conlldeuco, I havo toubtod what I ought
to do with your lottir written a week ago.
I waa not and an not willing to do
mand of him that lo ahall admit me to
hit coiitldenca in a mattor on which he
chooses to bo rotJoont. Hut as tho lotter
aooma to havo bin written for him quite
aa much as for rie, I iavo now sont it to
him without taking or expecting any
With tbo boslwishoa for your wolfaro,
I am yoora trur, Lkonaud Uaco.v .
It la now otweon two and three
months eloco rocoived from you the
foregoing letto and as I have not hoard
that Mr. lleecl r iaa mado a roply, oitbor
to you or to in 1 am at Inst forced to tho
disagreeable n :cHity of borrowing a re
ply in his owe wade, an follows :
Hits 'KlYN, January 1, 1871.
I ask Thojioe Tilton's forgivonosa
and humble mysof boforo him as 1 do bo
fero my Uod. lo would have boon u
honor man in m; circumstancca than 1
havo been. I catnsk nothing oxcopt that
ho will remumbr all tho othor breasts
lm ,7"V' "ihn T pil) Jint nlpad.tnr
myself, I even y.sh that I wero doad,
I II. W. IlKKCIIEIt.
Tho abovo brrf extract from Mr.
Deoohcr's own tostlnony will bo sulllclont,
without ndduelngUho romaindor of tbo
document, to shot' that I bavo juat
grounds to resist to imputation that I
urn the creaturo of lis magnanimity.
In conclusion, thi common improstion
that 1 havo circulntisl and promotod scan
dals against Mr. llfothor is not truo. I
doubt if any other man In Brooklyn dur
ing the whole oitent of tbolast four years
has spoken to is fowporaona on thit sub
ject ti 1 havo dino, A mere handful of
my Intimate frlinds, who had a right to
understand tbo (tao, are tho only porsons
to whom I havo ovor communicatod the
facts, To all other poreons I havo boen
dumb resisting all questions and rolus
ing all explanations.
Jlf tho public havo herotoforo contidcrod
my sllonce as inexplicable, let my suf
ficient motivo bo now aeon in tbo just for
boaranco which 1 felt morally bound to
show to a man who had tout me a written
and absolute npolouy.
lilt my duty to continue this forboar
nnco coated when tbo spirit of that apol
ogy was vlolatod to my injury by Ita
author or his agents. Thcso violations
havo boen multitudinous; already, and
they threaten to multiply in tho future
forcing mo to protoct myaolf against thom
in sdvanco; particularly against tho cun
ning dovlcea of tho elork of tho Church,
who. actinc at an attorney, appears to bo
conducting this business against mo naif
it wero a caso at law.
Had th fair spirit which I had a right
to cxpocl from l'lymouth ohurch at least
Tor ita pastor's tako been shown towards
me. 1 would have continued to rost in
illeneoon Mr. Ueocher'a apology, and
never during tho remainder of my life
would I bays permitted any public word
of mlnoto allude to tho offenco or tho
Hut tho injurious inoRiurea which tho
author of thit apology hM tlnco pormitK d
his ohurch to take against inn without
protest on his part moasurra leading to
the mlaropesontatlon of my ease and cuai
actcr by tho church to tho council, and by
tho council to tho general public involv
ing gross Injuries to me, which havo luen
greatly aggravated by your writings; nil
theao Indictments, conjoining to one end
nave put mo ootoro my countrymon ir.
tho character of a baso and bail man -a
charaetor which I trust la lorolcn to mv
nature and llfo. Undor tho accumulating
wolght or this odium unlustlv bestowed
upon mo, holthor patience nor charity can
demand that 1 koop ailont.
In your capclty as ex-nmdernlof if the
council, nnJ ns its chief expositor, you
havo laboled tholhomo of your anlmad-
versIona."Tho CeleWatodOaao of Theodore
Tilton." You havo dtclarod that "tto
transaction, with alt its conaeqtunces, be
longs to history, and it in every wy n Ij
gltlmato aubjoct of public orlticisn.." If
thorofore, your cstimato of thn bltttrit;
itnportaneo ofthocatolt true, (though 1
hope It Is not), I now llnally appeal to
you, as lit chief historian, not to repliant
me aa playing an unmanly or dishonor
able part In a caso In which, so far ns I
can yet see, I havo failed In no duty tnvu
to mycolf. Truly Yours,
Endowment Scheme !
FIFTH AND LAST CONCERT
IN All) OK THII
Public Library of Kentucky,
J-TJ-LTT 31. 187-1-.
In announcing the l'lfth and lat of the
series ot (lilt Concert'", ghrnfor the benellt
of tho Public Library of Kentucky, the
trustcut and manager rider with prhlu and
plcnMirc tothe tour which tiavcbeen ulrumly
Klvcu; Tho llrnt, Dcccmbor 10, iIiuhoi
nnd, Kci cmbiT ltTJ ; thn third, July S,
ls"a; and Hie lourth, March 111, lbTI.
Under tbolr charter, granted by a special
act of tho Kentucky l.ugWhturc, .March IU
lh7l. thu Trustee1! aro uuthorizcil to glvi
ONK MOOKK. and OM.V ONK MOUUK
(lift Concert With the money arlclng from
tbo Filth ami l.a-t concert, tlio Library, M u-
cctiiit. ami oilier uciiartiucm iiro 10 ne en-
Urt'cd anil eniloweif with a llxed andcertnln
nniiiiiil income. Such au endowment film!
N doired, n.t nlll i-cciirn beyond peradven
Hire, not only the inidiitenancc of thin mag-
uuiceni esUL)iLmnentf mu its coniaut
Tho Fifth Gift Concert,
for the purposes iiicntlonrd, and which l
positively and uneiiulvocully nnnounceil u
Tin: last which wiLl iivkii m:
(UVKN I NDKU THIS CHAItTKU AND
HY THU l'ltliSKNT MANAUKMKNT, will
come 011 111 mu ruitiic L.iorary nan, ai i.onii
Friday July 31, 1S71
At thU llnal Concert cvcrj'thlng will he
upon :t scalo corresponding with IN in
creased Importance. Tho mindo will be
renilcied by an orchestra coiislMing of one
liutiiler('itperlornicr, hclccted forthclr faino
iu (llllerint land-, am u1L. unprecedented
divided Into twenty thousand g"l, will be
ilUtriblited anions the tlcket-holucrn.
oni: (iKAN'n cash dirr $.Tfl,ooo
(INK (iltAND CASH (JIFT 100,000
ONKOItANH CASH (IIKT T.'i.OTO
ONK (iltAND CASH CI FT fio.UOO
ONK (JKAND CASH GIFT 25,Ooe
fi CASH GIFTS. S'OMD cacli
10 CASH GIFTS, 11,000 each
l&CASii un it,
20 CASH GIFTS,
2ft CASH GIFTS,
30 CASH GIFTS,
CO CASH GIFTS,
ICO CASH GUTS,
210 CA5I1 GIFTS.
4,000 each. .
::,0C0 each. .
2,000 each. .
1,000 each. .
600 each. .
WO CASH GIFTS.
100 each. ,
10,000 CASH GIFTS, r.Ocaeh.
nr.ANI) TOT.U. 20,000 OtlTH,
Whole Tlckcti . $ N,00
Tenth, or each Coupon r,00
11 Whole Tickets for WW,00
221 Ticketti for 1,000,00
i'lcketi aro now ready lor sale, and order
accompanied by cash will be promptly
Liberal CominltMons will be allowed to
Circti'ar loutalning full particulars fur
nished on application.
T1IOS. II. IIUAMLETTK,
Agent nnd Manager.
Public Library ltuiuung, X.oulillc, ICy
SAMUEL P. WHEELER,
mOUNEYSi COUNSELOR AT LAW
OUIIco Over First National liank. a-lu-Sm
John II. Jlulkcy.
William C. .Muikey.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
,')niM-.,,,'W,1v,'';lrppt. between Coinmor
clal and aehingtou uvcmicr. ii4.tt.
"WILLIAM I?. SMITH, M. D.
HKSIOEKCIS No, 21, Tblrtecnui Btroot
between WushlnKton avenue and 'Wulnu
treot. Olllee liW commercial avenue, up
Jobbers and Retailers of
Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Perfumery, Soaps, brushes,
Toilett Articles, J)rujrgist's Fancy (Joods, Collier White
Lead and Other Grade, Paints, Ojlora, Oils, Varnishes,
Window Glass, Wax Pluwcr Material, 'JLYbo Colors. Dvc
Stull's, Ktc, itc, Etc.
We Solicit crirrcspondrnce and orders from I)nit'Kit. Physician and Gmer.il Store
In want of Gooili In our Lino. Steaniho.it. Plantation und Family Medicine cases turn-i.-hed
or Itellllcd with Itcll.iblc Drug's t llcuwiml.lo Hales
WHOLESALE & RETAIL,
71 Ohio Levee.
NEW HOT EL
HARRY WALK ER
(Lalo Proprietor of the St. Nicholas Hotel)
Has liccomo Superintendent ol the
CORNER SJXTJL STREET ANJ) OHIO LEVER.
Mr. Walker having taken ehargo of this old and well-known house, willat
onco u'ivo it a thorough renovating, and put it in first-claps order for the rcToj
tiou gucstM. Mr. Walker will welcome lii.s old customerK to tho new house, au
will always ho glad to ."-co them.
HAJHIY WALKER, Supt.
50 Ohio Lcvcc - - CAIRO, ILLS
EDMUND HUEFNER, Proprietor-
Tho Planter's House is located on Ohio Lcvcc Street in
CLOSE PROXIMITY TO RAILROAD DE
POTS AND STEAMI30T LANDINGS
And in tho Center of tho Uiibiness Portion of tho City. Tho Iloitfo is nei
nml completo in all its appointments. Tho rooms, aro largo nnd airy, hcsiileS
being elegantly iurmslicd nnd carpeted.
ment and tho host of accommodations.
Transient Guests $2 per Day.
- . m -
' r u wv
EoU. Wood & Oo
PII1LADELA HA, TENK,
roiintnlns, Vnscs, Anlninls. Iron .Stairs,
Lamp 1'orIh, Stahlu l'ltllngs,
CAST, WROUGHT & WIRE RAILINGS
NKW and IMltO VKl'i) CHAIR fortbcatits.
Concert atd Lecture Hall
And a General Assortment ol Orna
mental fron ork.
Katlmatos dokignit eentpn eppllcatlon,
fctatiiit!- tt -,aB8 ot work JcNd'
GREEN & GILBERT,
COUNSELORS AT 'LAW,
AVUIIamll. (inen, ")
William II. Ullherl, 0
Miles h Ullhert, J
tSTPpeclal attention Klven to Admjralty
nud ateumhoat bu-slnem.
Olllcoi Ohio Levee, Itooini" auilB over
RETAIL & PRESCRIPTIONS
AViililnsloii Ae. cor. r.lulitli St.
liucsts will receive courteous tirat
Day Hoarders $20 per Monthi
"i i. T n n.- s i i
- . - Ir
2 it 3-ii7-3m. ft
C. N. HUGHES, "
General Insurance Ltfai
Ohio Lcvco. Jvcr Mathus .t Uhl,,
CSA'oii lut jirst-clart Companicl
Sallord, Morris & Cumlcc
73 Ohio Lovco, Oity National Uankj
JJuiIding, UA1U0, II.I.8.
Tho oldci.1 CbtahllMied Airnify In Koiithci;
' llllnolK, reprenuni! over