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Mall at..
'Jiin n.tn
Freight a..,
freight at
I rofUt at
4:00 o.m.,...cxcoiit Sunday
...U:d.) a.m...... "
. 4:00 li.tn.,... "
Mall at.
I'M a.tn Dally
Pi-nri-tu nt ... Sl-.Mi Tt.va extent Hundav
Krotehtat .7:50 a.m., ....except Monday
Krolghtat ....10:05 pan., except Sunday
rruigui at,..,..i:uJ p.m......
IM 'J.fMf. Jamkh Joiinhon, Agent.
ii. it v. 1 1 nr.
On and after .Inno "th puuii;er train
ill run dally lA'ccpt Snnilu) i in lollows :
( iiltii, leave :10 4. M.
lenna, nrr.ve 7ilJ "
llairltvhiirp, nrrho J:'20 "
Norrln City, arrive lUslH "
ariul, nr lie KluV)
rjyvlll vhtIvo lltfii) "
.Mi. ( urine l,:irrlvo 12:10 l'. M.
inn inn arrive 1:10 "
" I'nlon Depot, arrive.... trio '
' ' leave, 1:10 "
im-'nn.tl. arrive 8:00 "
l,niuMlk, arrive b&) '
uoinu Hoirni.
alio, arrive
icmin, arrive
1 1 urrln'jurjr, nrrl v . .
.Virrlil It), arrive.,
t nrml, c..i i
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, sr.
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. 7:02 "
. HM "
. r.;rw
. 4:40 "
. 1:00 "
. "i tt "
. 2:15 "
. 2:!t0 "
, tisVlA.M.
. I1SW "
M' (. urine), iirrho
liiccnti leave
" t iiiiid Depot, Icuvi;..
" arrive.
' in. Innntl, : sve
l.jimilh, I ;iu
At ( v Ith St. Louis ami hnuthcit'tcrii
tr uit und IroliiKvalisiille and polntN west;
I luavlii;; Cairo (rMK.it.
An villain l.iaiuvillo :i:15 l'. M.
Uuln ' 1230
Atnvliu: In Cairo I0;:i5 "
At Vluconnes with Ohio and MIcdMlppi
ratlivny for Cincinnati and l.ouUvillc, and
at point can and wctt;,wltli Imllansp-
.1 and Ylticennes railway lor
In itaiupom ami all point north,
e.nt and west, with Kvatmvllle and Craw
lordv illn railway lor Kv .nuvUle, Terra I laule,
Danville, (. lilcugo and all polnu north, cast
911 I wed.
At NorrN City with the Springfield
ami llliiiila 8outlia'tern railway for Shaw
lin t jwii and .Springfield, 111., and point
nun i.
U nlrn with tho Mliippl Central,
an ! Votillc and Ohio, for all point" south;
v. itlit alio,Ark.ui-u-i and TexaK,for all olut
in Aikan u andTexai.
l.i'UCH f'alrn ...f2:20 I'.M.
" Mound Ity 1:20 "
M, II, (iooimtcii. (Si'n'l Ticket Air't.
ami sornintx haimioad.
'uniu'MfCsarrlvo at and depart from the
( r r.ier .Seventh street and C'oiiuner
i i Amuiib a lollows
1..ai K.'c,rtr leaver 1:00 a.m. Arrive
5 :..'! u, in.
( lurn Moil Aeeomuiodatlon leaven 10:30
a. in Airivet !l:l."ia. in.
l olmnbi.- Accomodation leaven 4:00 p. in.
Aii1V)k p. in.
oriIKH llOLTK.
Tliui mm Cairo to Little Hock 1;! hours.
To Texnrcana 22 hour-.
T JeliV fruit, Tcxa, 25 hour.
I o Marshall 20 hour.
To Mirovcport, LouUlann, 20 hour.
To I .ti'..i, Trxa, VA lumrt.
To llearne, Texan, :ts hour.
To llnu-ton, T'-xai, 1 1 hour,
lo i,:lvc4ton, Cux:ii 4 1 hour.
1) AxiKF.r., C hief Knglnocr.
l Ill.ii :viiioi lt . Agent, ( alro.
m- sV I. if
l null vou have examined the onlj com
pluto aii'l larKtvtitoi k of Conl'eetlonery ever
kept In tairo. Kverv dealer -houM know
he can miy ( heaperand Hotter good" where
they an made, than from oecnnd hand deal-
i Itrimiiii ir there l hutuiie place to do
.Ma:iufrturorj, 'Wholesale and
ltetall Doalerd in
Ctmfeotionors Goods
No. U'J Wu.hlnKton Avt.
Cairo, UU.
Look toyoiir Intercut and luty direct from
tho only .Manufacturing Conlcutlonera In
Southern IlllnoN.
iioat NTuti:n
And Uealor In
An. 711 Ohio I-otcp, CAIHO, ILLS
JTir pcepil attention given to eotihlgn
menu and llllltu; onlern. 11-2 tl
Groceries, Provisions, Etc,
3STo. XXO Oliio Xiotro o
Dll. W. JiLAUW
Juacri Ulrck (up MaitO ten ir 6th Htro
und "SVashlmston Avonuo.
90 31-tr.
A man intending to do lmstnusN mut iut
pu.pare hlnncll to meut tho roiiulrenionm
of hl cuMoinorii i next ho must let every
pon-lhlo or prohuhlo e.ustomer know that ho
In ki prepared. In a very miall plaeo ho
may -n:u. all tliopuoplo what ho win do. In
a liirijo llliiKO a pnnteil handbill, poater or
t lieular, properly illstrlhutod, will tio clllca.
eloim, hut wiioi'.vi'.it 18 is a n.Acn laikik
j'.siiuiiii ro Hupi'our a nuwsi'U'uu wii.i,
The Great Scandal
Hocchci' and 31 ou I ton (-
roro tho Investigating
Full Report of Moulton's
Statement aud Examina
tion. His Absolute RclUsnl to
Disclose His Knowl
II U KC 1 1 K K'rf ST AT V. M H N T.
rowAmrs hkkuiiei:.
Nicw Touk, Aug. 13.
Tin l'lvmoutb church invculiatinK
coinuiittLO furniili tho follovvitig report of
proceedings on .Monday nifjht:
IIhookltx, Aujj. 10.
Tho comuiittto mit at i. m., all tho
metuheri pnient.
At about & o'clcclc Krancil 1) Moullon,
who was expected at tho opening tit tbo
f)ii ion, mado his appoarance, wlicii with
tho content of tbo committee ho read tho
following statement, prefacing it with tho
remarks . "1 submit you tint Iba lava
Hon rlgned by your chirraan July 27,
1871 ; Lcxt, the invitation of your cli air
man, tinned 'J8, and next, tho invitation
of yourehairmati, signod Aug. 4," laying
copies f the.u invitations on tbo table bo
fore him.
Gentlemen of tbo committer :
Wlitn 1 was last before you I stated
that I would, as you request, produce such
documents as 1 bad, and mako such state-
Hient of facts as had cotno lo tny kcow
ledge of the subject of ycur inipuiry. 1
fully intended so to do, and havu 'irc
pamd my statement of fuels as sustained
by documents and inndo an exhibition of
all papers that havo como in any way into
my possession, baarttiiron tho controversy
between tho parties. Thut ituin.
must of course bear with more or lets force
upon one or tho other of them. On ma
ture rttleclion, aided by tbo advko of my
most valuod friendf, 1 havo reconsidered
that determination, and 1 feel obliged to
say to you that 1 feel compellod, Irom a
teusu of duty to tho parties, to my rela
tions to tbelr controversy and to myielf,
noitber to maicu tho statemont nor produco
tho documeuli. V'bn 1 first aucame a
party to tho unhappy controversy botween
iieocbkr rmd Tillou, I had no petbooal
knowledge nor any documonte In my to.'-
session which could atTect either, iirery
thing that I Unow in fact or havo read of
papers bad jomo to mo In most tiered
contldencn to used for tho purpoie of
compoiing and sealing all ditUcultie) bo
tweon them, and of preventing, sa far ns
poislblo, any knowledge of their prlvato
atfairs btlng brought to public iiolico.
For tbis purposu all thesu matter! havo
been entrusted to mo. ai.d for none other.
If 1 should now ute them, it would bo not
lor the purpoio of peacn and reconcilia
tion, but to voluntarily take part in a con
troversy which they havo seeu lit to re
new between tuumtelvce.
How faithfully, earnestly and honestly
I have labored to do my duty to tbo par
ties for paca thoy both know. Tbo ques
tion for mo to settlo for rayaelt and no
other, is now, ought I to do anything t
aid oithor party in a ronewol controversy
by the uso of that which 1 rocoived and
havo used only to perfoot harmony 7 On
my honor and ronsclonco 1 think I ought,
and at the ri.-k f whatovor misconstruc
tion and vituperition may como upon mo
1 must adhvro to the dictates of my own
judgment and preserve at loast my self
rospecl. 1 call attonlion again to tho fact that
yohn is a mero voluntary tribunal, and
whatever I do thero is dono by a volun
tary and net a compelled witness,
Whether before any tribunal having
power to compel tho production of testi
mony aad statement of facts,! tball never
produco tbeso papora or glvo any of these
contldodtlal statomonts, I reserve to my
self, to Judgo of an cmergoncy which I
tiopo may never come against my wish,
for I nover havo boon in sympathy with a
renewal of tho conflict, A part of those
documents havo been given to the public.
In so far conCdcneu in regard to them has
ceased. U Is not Just theroforo, and duo
to tbo parties, that tho wholo of thnso
documents, portions of which only havo
boon given, shall bo put into your hands.
In rehponco to a tbrtco repeated request
that after thuy have boon axaminod by
them thoy may bo roturnod to me. If
any controversy shall arito ns to tho
authenticity of tho copies, or of tho
documents, on that point 1 shall hold
mysolf open to speak with thla nxoeptio,
meopt in rofcreneo of my own honor and
uprightness of my conrfo in all this un
fortunate and unhappy btninoff, tbo pur
ity and candor of which I appoal to tho
consciences of both parties to sustain,
1 do not propose, and hopo I may novor
bo ca'led upon horoaltor to spoak oithor
as to tho facts or produco any paper that
I havo recoived from oithor party in
volvod herein.
Tha Intters appear in Sir Hotelier's
statemont, with an explanation ol each.
After roading tho statomant, Moulton
was subject to a brief rrots-oxaminalion as
Mr Vinslow Mr MouHon,tho commit
tcodpBirosmo to ask you soino quostlons.
Notwithstanding tho position you taker
hero in your written statemont, you aro
awaro as you show by tho threo invita
tions whloh the committee have tent you,
that wo art In good faith pursuing an in
vostigatlon. You will romorabor that wa
havo boen appointed by tho pastor of
Plymouth church with tho sanction and
approval of tho oxamlnlng committco of
that church to taijuiro into all tboto mat
ter relating to tho alleged grievances
of Mr Tillon. Tho lottor or mithority
that co nits to us is not limited. No ro
s trictiona aro put upon us of any kind,
H'n nro invited to exarnlno nil sources
of evlilonco, nfl wo havo looked upon
V i n ono of Hi I'tlncipnl sources of ov
idifi 'i Wo h i waited soino two or
tbrue weeks lo i?i vour iMtlruony, and
I am turn 1 oxpre the feeling of the
committor) when 1 i xprosi a icnio nt dis
appointment at tint position you take, Ol
course we know that wo aro not a court
with compulsory powers, AVo aro as you
state a tueru voluntary tribunal. You
can do exactly as you plcaii. Wo aal.
your plcaiuru. Hut what 1 dnsiro to know
in behalf of tho committeo is whether you
so deliberately formod tho purpose ns to
mako It boyond recall as thing! now
Mr Moulton In reply to what
yon havo said and witb
leforonso lo iny appearnnoo
hero, to far as you are concarned in this
committee. X call your attonlion to tho
language of your own invitation, namely
this: "Wo earnestly request that you
bring all loiters und documents In your
possession which aro referred to by Thoo
doro Tilton in his ttatomont hoforo tha
committco." I comply with tho roquost
of thin cornmlttoo, and produco copies of
tho lettort referred to by Mr. Tilton, tho
authoutlcity of whloh 1 tm roaJy, within
a few moments, lo establish.
Qnostion Yo j men to havo ui under
stand, Mr Moulton, that you havo pcrion
ally compared originals with these copies
so that you know of your own knowledge
that thoy aro correct 7
Answer Tci, I hero e'.tto exactly what
1 bavo stated.
Mr "WInslow You havo not statod
anything on that point.
.Mr Moullon Yet, I stated that tbeso
aro conies of th) lottors which you re
quested, referred to in Mr Tneodoro Til
inns document.
H Do you ttate upon your own per
sonal knowledge that they aro collies', or
havo you trusted to somebody ulio to make
copies and cotnposo them '
Al beg pardon sir, 1 am willing to au
thenticate thoso copies whenever you wish
that they should be authenticated.
Q Cannot you nov bo induced, Mr.
Moulti n, to go on, notwithstanding what
has passed, and glvo us a full statemont of
your knowledge in tbeso mattors 7
A I stand upon tbo communication
which I havo mado to you to-day, fir.
(J And that you do not mean to
A Not without sufficient roason.
O, Of courso I urn now referring to tbo
present moment.
A Yes, sir
Mr. WInslow Tbcro Is another point
that 1 would like to ask you about Mr
Moulton. Considering tbo great import
ance of theho letters, I submit to you whe
ther it would not be fair and proper that
the originals bo produced notwithstand
ing your roudlnesj to autbnnticato ilio
copies. You know that in lourt copies
would not bo received wboro originals
ctuld bo produced, and I would you not
ba willing to produco tbcm long enough
lo hr it.uMi ifwUiwl ut nml uxkinlnod.
A In uoswor to that question 1 will
say, I havo not any dceiro nor havo 1 bad
any doslro to withhold thc.'o originals
from you, and I am willing now or within
a few minutes to produco them. You
n.ay fond any member of your committeo
to see tbcm if you doubt thoir authenti
city. Mr Winslow 1 do not put in on tho
ground of doubt, but on tho ground uf
bukiiicss-liKo regularity.
Mr Moullon i'ardon mo; 1 call your
attention to tho language of the statemont
which I bavo mado, and if tbo authentic
ity by oither party of tbeo documents is
doubled, I hold myself reajy to provo
their authenticity.
Mr Winslow I do not fool called upon
to put it on any ground of doubt because
thero is no occasion of doing it.
Mr Moulton I do not think thoro is,
Mr Winslow It is merely a mattor ot
cuitnmary business regularity.
Mr Moulton 1 have in good faith como
hero and havo presanted to you copies of
tbo original documents and if you doubt
Mr Winslow Do not put it In that
way j'loaso.
Mr Moullon I'ardon mo. 1 roforrod
to my communication. If thoro is any
doubt I shall remove that doubt.
Mr WInslow You wore about to say
something of your willingness to sond for
them whilo you aro horo, and lot in ioj
Mr Moulton Oh, woll, you won't doubt
thorn 1 think.
CJ. If wo should concludo that wo
wanted to seo '.hem at homo other timo
would you sond for them ?
A Certainly, sir.
(Within tho presont week ?
A Certainly. 1 am willing to go with
any mombor ol your committeo or any
ono that you may elect, somotimo during
tho present week, and show to any ae:rod
itod mombor of this commitloo tho origi
nal documents. Is that a fair answer to
that question ''
Mr Winslow That is satisfactory.
Mr Hall I'erbaps that question could
bo determined, so far as tho committeo
aro coneorni'd, at tue presoul moment.
Mr Moulton I want action in refer
en ci to those documonta doterminod, ac
cording to tho expression of tho docu
ment which I havo submitted to jou.
Mr Winslow Woll, if for any roason
wo want to seo tbo originate, 1 understand
you to say thero is no objection.
Mr Moulton ascentod.
Mr Whlto I want to inquiro whethor
your objne.tion to giving a fuller statemont
Is based upon the wording ot lottors which
seom on ono construction to limit it to
bringing with you tho originals of tho lot
tors or papers roforrod to in Mr Tilton's
statement boforo tho commlttoft, as it
toomt to me that lcttor is su'.coptihlo of
anothor explanation and ono wblcn car
tulnly was tho understanding of tho com
mlttiiQ Mr Moulton Yos, sir i 1 will antwar
your question. 1 wish to lay and do say
that I havo acnulescod lust now in the ro
quost of your chairman, and that all
ronsons for tho non-production of tho
facts or noii-oxbibition of tho documontt
aro glvon in tho communication which I
have lust read to vou.
Mr Whlto Woll, as I undontnnd It
the first roquest antedating all thoso
called upon you to come beforo U3 and
glvo Vour to'stimonv In rocard to ony
charges which might afloat tha charactor
and Chrlttaln standing of Mr Doochor in
tho lottor roferrcd to of Thoodoro Tilton
to l)r Haoon 7
Mr Moulton Your original lottor did
not say any tuch tlilnc.
II Have you a' cony horo that wo may
tau wimi u ciici ity (
A I prosented to you nt tho heggm
nmg ct tbis intorviow tho lottors from
yoar chnlrman with roferonco to whieh I
appear, and m It is a fact that I havo
fully nnsworod thoso thrice repented re
quests. I submit that this answer is suf
ficient. Mr H.ip" -Allow mo to ask you ono
quention, .Mr Moulton
Mr Moulton Certainly.
Mr Hugo Ono lettor of mlno, wblth in
bnloro mo, contains n rcquosl to bring
with you tbo original ot all IhIIom en I
paper inferred to In Mr Tilt"ii's n .
ment to tho committeo,
.Mr Wldslow Ho has covered that by
his agrocmont.
Mr Moulton If you doubt or ducstlon,
or If you rcquiro them, you shall havo
Ui o in.
Mr Sago When shall wo
Mr Moulton My dear sir, you can go
witb mo all togelbor to my houso If you
want to.
Air Sago Tho unfwrr is unequivocal
that wecan havo possession 7
A Not that you can havo posieision,
but that you can roo thorn.
Q WjlI,do you mean posieision long
enough to oxamino tbom 7
A Yo, sir, In accordanco with my
Mr "Whlto Tho lottors that aro ro
lorrod to which aro produced by you bore,
thrco in numhej, uacb of thom refer to a
request boforo mado to nppear and glvo
your testimony. I dcslro simply as ono
of tho committeo to stato that it Is tny un
dcrstnnding of thoso roquoits that thoy
cover tho sarao thing that was embodied
in tbo statemont in the roqucit of early in
July, that jou appear and glvo your tes
timony in regard to tho mattors involved
inTllton's lettor to Mr Uacon, and as
tboy refer to that again, I claim it as my
understanding as one of the committco
that thin request U not limited to tho
innplo production of tho pspors, but it
does inrludo In it a request to testify in
regr-.d to all tho matters. That is whnt
I bavo boen trying to mako Bppear horo.
Mr .Moulton : 1 repeat again that I
havo answowid fullv in my interview with
you to-day tho request of the chairman of
your committee.
In answer to a question put by Mr
Tracy, Mr Moullon rcpliod: I have
stated oxnlicitv in my communication to
this cornmlttoo tho grounds upon which I
deny to this committee a statemont of
facts and an oihibition of documents that
havu como into my possession in confi-
Gen Tracy: Then you do not moan to
put that refusal upon tuu rorm or tno com
raitteo's invitation to you?
A No, sir.
On motion of Mr. Cleveland it was
votoi that -Mr Winslow bo authorized to
go with Mr Moulton and oxamino and
verify tho do;urnunt6-
After tome informal conversation in ro
gard to tho publication of tho procoodlngs
of tho present session, Mr Moulton re
tired. Tho cornmlttoo tomalntd in con
sultation until 7 o'clock, and then ad
journed to meet again on tho ovenlng of
Tuesday, tho 1 1th inst., nt 8 o'clock.
Gentlemen of the commiltuo:
In a titmnt addrciied to the public
on tho 2 2d of July last I gave an uxplicit,
comprohensivo and solouin dunlal to
chargci mada by Theodoro Tilton against
mo. That denial I now repeat and re
affirm. I ulso italod in that communica
tion that I should appear beforo your com
mitloo with n morn detailed etntomout
and explanation of facts in tho case.
Tour years ago Theodoro Tilton foil
from one of thonroudeit editorial chairs
in America, wiiero uu represcnieu ino
cause of roilgion, humanity and prosper
ity, and in u low mouths thereafter be
atno IhoaEiociato and representative of
Victoria Woodhull and Irlond ot ner
ttrango cause. Ity his follioa he was
bankrupt in reputation, inoccupation and
in resources. Tho interior bistory of
which I am now to civo s briot outtino is
tho history of his nltompt to so employ
mo as to re. instati him in business, restore
his reputation, and pluco him again upon
tho eminence from which ho hud fallen.
It is n sad history to Iho full meaning of
which 1 Imvo but roeently awakened
Kntanglcd In a wildorness of complica
tions 1 followed until lately a false thoory
and a doliiMvu nope, oeliuvinc mil tno
trieud who sesurod mo of his determina
tion and ability to control tho passionate
vagirlos of -Mr. Tilton, to rostoro nil
household, lo robutld bis fortunes and to
vindicatu mo would bo equal to that
nromlio. ills self-coufeisod failura Ink
mado clear mo what forn longtime I did
not suspect the real motivu of Mr Tilton.
Jlv narrttion doo? not ropreseni a singio
stand-point only as regards my opinion of
TUoodoro Tilton. xt begins al my cor
dial intimacy with him in bis enrlior
caroor, shows my lamentations and sor
rowful but nopoiul ktlaction tor him, dur
ing tbo poriod of his initial wanderings
from truth and virtuo. It describes my
ropentatica over uvils bofnllon him, of
wuicn x was mauo ;o uunovo myseu mo
causo my persevering ana irienuiy uo
epairlng efforts to savo him and his family
by any sacrifice of myself not absolutely
dishuuorablo and my growing conviction
that his perpotual follies and blundors
rendered Ills recovery impossiiuo.
I enn now seo that ho is and has been
from tho beginning of this dilUcitlty n
selfish and rocklesu tchomor, pursuing a
plan of mingled -gooa ana Hatred and
weaving about mo a network of Huspici
ous misunderstandings, plots and lios, to
which my own innoonco words, or acts,
nay, oven tny thoughtt of kindness to
wardt him, havo been mado to contribute,
Thoso successlvu vlows of him must bo
kopt in view to explain my courso through
tho Itut four years. That I was blind so
long as to tho real motlvo of intriguo go
ing on nround mo was Itto party to my
wii overwhelming public engagements,
prtly to my complete surrondor ot this
atmr ami an ppet mm iiucsiioiib con
nected with it Into the hands of Mr Moul
ton, who was intonsoly confldont that ho
could manage it successfully, I suffered
much, but 1 inquired littlo. .Mr Moulton
was chary to me of Mr Tilton's confid
ences to him, repeating to mooccasionully
in a gonaral way Mr. Tilton's words and
oulhroaks of passion only as elements of
tho trouble which ho was ahlo to oontrol
and in additional proofs of tbo wisdom of
leaving it to him. His comment of the
situation tcoiuod to mo nt tho time com
ploto, immersed, as I was, in incoassant
cares and duties and only too glad to bit
roliovod from considering tho dotslls of
tho wrotchod complications, tho origin and
tho fact of which remain in spite of all
friendly .Intervention, n porpotual burden
to my soul.
1 would not road In tho papers about il.
I would not talk about it. I made Moul
ton for a long poriod my confident and
only channel ot information From time
to timo suspicions were aroused in ino
by Indications that Mr Tilton was acting
ho part of an onoray, but tboto eus-
riicions wero rapidly allayed by hit own
behavior towards mo in other moods
and by assurances of Mr Moulton, who
ascribod tho clrcumstancos to misunder
standing or to malice on tha part of
othort. It it plain to tno now that It wat
not until Tilton had fallen into disgrace
and lost his salary that ho thought it neo
!ary to assail mo with charges which ba
I rutenued to nave naa in mind for six
in., nth". Tho domestic olllco which ho
alleired was vory qulokly and uailly nut
nflde, but yet in such a way as to keep my
feelings stirred up, in order mat 1 mlgbt,
through my friends bo used to extract
from ilowon $7,000, tbo amount of a claim
In dispute botween therri, tho oheck for
that sum, and Mr Tilton slgaod an agree
ment oi poace ana concora not urawn uy
mo, but accopted by me at sincere. Tbo
Uoldon Aga had boeu started. Ho bad
the capital to carry it on for awhile. He
wns ture mat no wat to neau a great social
revolution with roturnlng protpority. He
had apparently no trrioft tbat could net
bo coverod by his tignaturo to the article!
of pcaco. Yot the changon In that cove
nant wero mado by him before signing it,
and rcpretontcd to me at necessary meroly
to rolievo him from tho Imputation of
of uaving originated It, and that tbo com-
ploto rostoration to public standing and
housbold happiness was a reparation
justly required of mo, and tho only ono
wuicn i couia maKo. isui wun a pocuuar
genius for.blundors ho fell almost ovory step
into new compilations trad difficulties, and
in overy tucn inttanco li was nit policy to
uring coercion to bear upon tny nonor, my
conicienco and ray affections for tha pur
poso of procuring his axtrlcttton at my
Thoodoro Tilton know mo well. Ho
hat said again and again to his friends
that if thoy wished to gain any influence
over me tnoy must wort: upon ino sympa
thetic tldo of my naluro. To thit ho has
addressed himself steadily for four yean,
using af n lavor, without scruple, my at
tachment to my frionds, to my family, to
his own household, end to oven my old
affection for himself, and circulated cer
tain old and sbamolois slanders about mo,
roally made, as now appears, to loave him
freo for future operations on me and
against mo. So long at ho was or thought
ho was on tha road to a new success, his
conduct towards me was as friendly at ba
know how to make it. Hit assumption of
superiority and magnanimity and hit pat
ronising manner wero trifles at which I
could atlord to smile, and which I havo
with tho greater humility since I t till, re
tained the profound impression upoi me
as explained in the following narratlvo
mat naa neon a causo ot ovorwnoiming
disaster to blm, nor blind to nts rauits,
but resolved to look on him as favorably
and hopefully as poislblo, and Ignorant of
his deopor malice, I labored oarnettly,
even detporately, for his salvation, For
four years I havo boon trying to feed
tho insallablo ogotism, to mako the man
at groat as he coccolved hlmtolf
to bo, to rostoro protpority and public
confidence In ono who, in tbo midst
of my efforts in his behalf, patronizod re-
spcctablo people and doctrines, refused
when I besought him to soparalo himself
from thom, and ascribed to my agency the
incroasing ruin which ho was persistently
vringmg on nimsoii, ana union i was do
ing my utmost to avart. It wat hard to
do anything for such a man. I might as
well bavo tried to fill a sfevo with watnr.
In later itagss of tho history ho actually
incited, created difllcultiss apparently for
no other purposo than to drive me to fresh
exertions. - I refused to indorse his wild
vlows and associatos. Tho best I could
do was to spoak well of him, mention
thoso good qualties and ublUUti which I
still boliove him to possess in his hlchor
moods, and keeping silrnco concerning tbo
evil things which 1 wat assured and be
liaved had bcon grtatly exaggerated by
public report. I could not think him to
bad as my friend did. I trusted to the
gonlus of tho good which I thought still
lived in him, to Mr Moulton's apparent
power over him, and to tho power of rny
porBtstcnt eolt-escrinco.
Mr. Moulton camo to me first as
school mute und friend of Mr. Tilton, de
termined to rcluttalo mm, 1 always tut
poctcd without rogard to my interotli.
iiut on furthor acquaintance with mo pro
mUod to sorvo hit friend without do
ing wrong to mo. llu said bo saw
clearly how tbis was to bo done so as to
roitoro poace and harmony to Mr, Till-
ton's homo and bring n happy end to als
my misunderstandings. Muny thin g,
which ho counselled, I absolutely refusad
but I novor doubted his professed friend
ship for me after tbo friendship bad
grown up between us, and whatovor
bo wlshod mo to do I did unlo'tt it
mmod to mo wrong. My confidence in
him wai tbo only element that loomed
secure In this confusion or tormonting
perplexities. To him 1 wrote froely ia
this troublesomo timo, while I felt that
secret machinations wero going on around
mo und ochoes of the viloit slan
ders concerning ma ware board in
unexpected quarters ; wbon soino
of my noar relations were sot against me,
and the tattle of n crowd of malicious
women, hoatilo to us on othor grounds,
was borno to my oars wbon I had lost
tho last remnant of faith in Thoodoro, or
hopo for him ; whon 1 board with un
spoakablo romorto that everything 1 bad
dono to stay bis destruction bad mado
mattors worso nnd worso, nud tbat my at
tempt to koep him from a puhlio trial
involving such u How of scandal as has
now bcon let loose had been uiod by him
to bring up new troubles; tbat till un
happy wlfo was undor hit dictatloni sign
ing papers and recantations and
I kno'w not what; that in
short ovorythlng was break
ing up, and tho destruction from which I
bad sought to savo tho family was likely
to be entailed on other families, the
church, tho community, with intlnito hor
rors of woo for mo; tbat my own Inno
conco wat burled undor hoaps and heaps
of rubbish, and nobody but my profosiod
friend, if oven he, could savo us. To his
assurance that bu could still do so I gave
at lortit so much faith as to maintain
undor theso torriblo trials tho silonco
which ho had enjoyed. Not till Mr Til
ton, having attempted through Frank
Carpontor to raise monoy from my
frieidt, openly assailed me in a lotter to
Dr ISacon, did I break that tilenco savo
by n simple denial of tho slanderous ru
mors against mo a year boforo.
Upon tbo appoaranoe of the flrtt open
attack from Mr Tilton, I Immediately,
without consulting Moulton, called for a
thorough investigation with a oommltteo
ot my church. I nin not responsible for
tbo delay, tbo publicity or details of that
investigation. All the harm which I
iiavo to long dreaded, and have to oarn
ettly striven to avoid has come to pass, I
could not further prevent it without a full
surrender of honor and truth. The time
has arrived when I can freoly speak in
vindication of myself. 1 labor under great
disadvantages in making a statement,
NO. 201
My memory of tho status of mind Is clear
and tenaciout, batter than any momory of
dates and details, during four troubled
years In all of which I
have keen singularly bordonod
with public labor, havilitr otabllnbed and
conducted tho 'Christian Union', delivered
eouracs of lectures, preaching before tho
tbeolOKlc.il emlnary of Yale coilcce. written
"ThoUfo ofChrlit" delivered each winter
lycetim lectures in all the North und Wet.
All tUCSO UUtlci. With tho ears nf n trreat
vuurvu, auuu uuiiving scuoois ana CIi.ipeK,
uuu me miHceuaueous nuiineii wuicn lain
upon a elerg) man more tbau upon any other
publln maul have kept In regard, and now
with tho necessity of explaining actions and
lettors resulting from eomnlox: Intlnencc-i
apparent at the timo I find myself In a potl-
tlOO Wbora 1 lennw mv Innnnrm-i, ti'lthnnf
being ablotoprovolt with detailed expla-
ii-.ii.iii. i uu, uuu upon wnoin troumo work a
inwardly, making mo outwardly nllont,
but reverbeiutlng In the chambcta of my
soul, and when at lenirth I do socak it la
pent up Hood and tioura without meiuurn
or moderation. I Inherit a tendency ot Had-
iic-3, uiu remain in mo oi po4iuvo Hypo
chondria In inv father and L'l-.mdfiitlicr. am1
In certain moods ot reaction tho world be
eome.4 black and I seo very di-palrlngly.
I wero in such mood to sneak as I feel
should glvo false colon and exaggerated
proportion to evcrvthlnir. This manifesta
tion in in such contrast to tho hopefulness
and coiiraco which I experience Inordinary
iime.i iubi none uuimoso iniimare wun ino
would nusiiect tno so full nt nvertinulni?
Kpfrlt and eager ghidsoiuonesi to have
within him u caro of gloom, gomo ot my
letters to Moulton reflect this morbid feeling.
uu uuuermoou 11, aim ui an iiinca earnestly
reproved mo for indulging It. With thin
preliminary review i proceeded to my nar-
Mr. Tilton was first known to mo as a re
porter ot ray sormons. Ho was then a
youth Just from school, and working on tho
Now lork 'Olnorvcr, and from this paper
ho parsed to tho 'Independent,' and became
a groat lavorlto with Mr. Jlowen. "When
.about 18C1, Dr. Haoon, storra und Thomp
son relgncd their place, I became editor uf
tho Independent to which 1 had been
from It start a contributor. Ono of tho In
ducements held out to ino was tbat Tilton
should bo my aislstant, und relieve mo
wholly from routine olllco work. Iu this
relation I bccuuio verv much attached to
lif III. Wo used to stroll to art L-ullerles and
print shopi and dlno often together. Ills
ininu was opening iretniy anu Willi cntnu
Haum upon all questions. I usvd to pour
out my ideas ot civil affairs, public policy,
religion and philanthropy. Of this he bad
often spoken with grateful appreciation,
aim mourueu at a later aay oyer us com
August was my vacation month, hut mv
fjtmllv rrtvilrnit fn mv rrfti In Minn. b,,iI
duly, an remained thero during Septem
ber and October, my labors vontiitinir mo to
the city. 1 took my meals In tho families of
irleniln, and from year to yoar I became to
familiar with their children and houses that
I went in and out daily almost as in my own
uotite. nr. niton oiton auuueu 10 tno
habit, and ureod me to do the mmc by his
house, lie would often speak In extrava
gant tcnuiioi ins who's esteem una aucction
lor me. Alter I began to visit ins uoiuo he
oueht to make it attractive llu Wired mo
to tiring my papers dowu thoro and uo hit
iiiuuy to no my writing in, an it wat not
plcaiant to wrlto at tho offleo of tho 'Inde
pendent.' When l went to I.'njrlai. d In JnW
Mr. Tilton took temporary ehargo of tlie'ln
dependent.' On my return I paved the
wav for him to take sole cbariru of it. my
name runialulning for a year and then he
beeomlriif the responsible editor.
rrtonuiy relations continued until ihw,
wnen violent mucus mauo upon mo ny .Mr
Tilton In tho 'Independent, on account ot
my uievcianu leuer ami tno
temporary ubjcontlnualion of the pub
lication of my sermons In that paper, broke
oil my eonneetion with it. Although .Mr.
Tillou Hiid 1 remained personally on pond
terms, yet thero was u coolness between us
in all matters ot politics. Our hoclal rela
tions wero very kindly and as latoas lbtiS-!)
at libs reiliet 1 sat to I'ago some 11 ity timet
lor a portrait. It was hero that I tint met
and talked with Moulton, whose wife wat a
member ot Plymouth church, though ho was
not a member, nor even a regular attendant.
During this whole period 1 novor received
Irom Mr. Tilton or any member of hit fam
ily tho hlightCHt hint that there was any
dissatisfaction with my familiar relations to
bis household. As lato 1 think as the win
ter of when uolne ou an extended lee-
turo tour, ho said, "I wish you would look
in after and tea that I.lbbv is not lonesome.
or does not want anything," or words to
nun cneei. .evcr uy mgu or wora aid 3r.
Tilton complala of my visit to his family
until be began to feel that the Independent
woiuu oe taai'ii irom mm, nor uiu lie urcuk
out into violence until ou tno ove or dlvpos
sossioi Irom both those papers, the Inde
pendent and the llrooklyn Union, owned by
Mr. ltowen. During three yearn ot Intlma
ry In Tilton' family, 1 was treated as a
father or older brother. Children were
born, children died. They learned te lovo
mo and frolic with mo us if I was ono of
tiionifcclvcs. 1 love, them, ana l hail rorilri,
i uiou a iruo aim nuiiem iuki o. aae .coin
ed to mo an uU'ertloiiato mother, a devoted
wife, looking up to her husband as one far
above too common raco ot men, and turning
to mo with unless familiarity and entire con
fidence. chiiuiiKO in appearance, ho was
childlike In nature, and I would as soon
have m .conceived the coulldeucn of the lit
tie girls as tho unstudied ntrcction which
sho showed me, Delicate lu health, with
self-checrtul air, she was boundless In her
sympathy for thoso in trouble. Kho had
at one time charge of tho married woman's
class at Uethel .Mission school, and thoy per
fectly worshipped her. Thoro I gave Mrs.
Tilteti conies ot my books, when published.
1 lomctluies sent down (arm-flowers to bo
distributed among a dozen or wore friends,
ana sue occasionally xiuiruu. ino only
present of value I ever gave her, was on my
return from Kurope in ISO I, when I dis
tributed souvenirs of my Journey to some
litty or more persons, and to her J (rave a
tluiplo broach of little Intrinsic, value.
Ho fur from Mipposfng that mv preonce
and lnllnenco wero uiieuatiui; .urs. i nton
from her family relations, I thought on the
contrary that It was glHhg nor nirenglli and
encouraging her to hold fast upon a man
evidently Hiding ltiioiiatigcrous associations
and liable to bu reversod by unexampled
conceit. I regardod Mr Tilton as lu a very
critical period of Ills life, and Used to think
It fortunate that llu had Kood home infideli
ties about blm. During Into years of our
friendship, Jirs. Tillon spowe very mourn
fully to uiu about thu tondeticy ot her hus
band to Kreat laxity of doctrine lu rsllglou
aod morals. Mho gavo mo to understand
that ho douled the, divinity of Christ, tho
Inspiration of the Scriptures and most ot thu
articles of orthodox faith, while his vlows
of tbu sanctity ot marriage relations wero
constantly tiiidorirolmr a channo lit tho di
rection oi (roo love. In (ho hitter part of
duly, 1870. airv. Tilton was nek-, anu at uer
request I visited her. Sho seemed much
depressed, hut gave lira no hint of any
trouble having reference to mo. I eheered
iter as best I could, and prayed with her just
before leaiiog. This was our last lulorvlew
before trouble broko out in the family. I
describe it because It was tha last and Its
character tins a bearing upon thu Utter part
of my story. Couceriiiujr all my other vis
its ll Is nilllcloiit to say that ut no lutervlow
which ever took place between Mrs. Tilton
and mysolf did anything occur which might
not have occurred with perfect propriety
between a brother und titter, between u
father and child, or between u mau of honor
and the wile nf his dearest friond; nor did
anything ever happen which sho and 1
sought to conceal from her husband.
lliLlAJl. it. SMITH, M. D.
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betwmn Washington aTcnue and Walnu
tlreot Office laO.Commerelal . avenue, up
Z. D, MathUM g, o. Uh
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Dealers In
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W. atratton.
o.nmission Merchanls,
Agont.n American Powder Company,
e? oitio r.KyxK. cmko.
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General Commission' MKRdr&MT,
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Un.7R f.yg.OirroOAno. rtt.
Commission Merchant
Prcproparcd to forward all kinds of
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tSTllustiicss attended to peomp tly.
H. A. Tnoms t. n. Thome
Succeeotre to II. M.Hulen,
HUpIe (U14 Fancy Urocerlee,
foreign and Domettlc
181 Commercial Avenue,
Commission Merchant
And Dealer In
Lime, Ccmcut, i'laator.nsir, ic.
H3TI will sell In car load lotn at manufao
turers prices, adding freight.
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General Commission
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lgnts for L3flin & Rani Powder Compiny.
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Dealers In
l'J.OUit, CORN, OATS, If AY, 4o;
Agents for l'airbank's Scales.
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