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HIE SCffliL TRIAL. I
I
One Hundred and Ninth Day oi
the Great Suit.
BEACH'S TERRIBLE DENUNCIATIONS
The Doutle Dealing of the De
fendant in the Past.
THE BASEST ClilME KNOWN.
"Tear from this Muq the Outer Covering and
See the Rottenness Witnin."
TEE INSUFFICIENCY OF BEECHER'S REMORSE. |
"Clutching Plymouth Church by the Throat
and Keeping It Still."
The crowd la tne court room *u8nut "lar^
testeraay as oa the previous days of Mr. ?
address, stUl there were quite enough presen
tSTHm tttmospuers of mo chamber ^
rr.v Fewer ladies tnan usual were on Hand.
Among tneui was an elderly, pan, delicate rneui
JeTo^t"e Bhater community, who rave an at ten
Uve ear to what was said. All manner of peop e
Live "sued the trial. Tne majority ol the people
who strained their necks 10 eaten W of
of the learned lawyer's speec y
ihe mechanic clas-. Ttcuets are no longer of any
ooteney and tne rule Is first come first served,
ir. needier. Healthy and happy to *1 ?"rl0J
tvldence, cam# In on time, accompanied by ms
mie and daughter-in-law. He hear. 10 h '
.antentious invective of Mr. Be.ch wi s an .t
;em;.t at pleasant ludifferenca: but me ?-e^
?? ?3,r:r.
S. ? ' -?" ?. r
teen and trenchaiit presentation of tne ^ig
lira ins t htm. Mr. Beach spote with strong eff ct,
ind at tlmea with a ..parlor degree of eloquence
cbuu ?l? leuer. .?4 u.
turioui expressions they contain- He was cs
peclaily forcible In Ills comments on the quoiatloi
trom the letter of apology. "She Is guiltless.
Z?.a ?????? ??? m
mother " Here was an admission, he held, as
"sSj defined as any that cou.d be given ol an
offence that had beeu committed. and tkat ol
tence taey contended was aaaiteiy.
INFERENCES OF T1IK ADDRESS.
Mr. Beac . began by referencs to Mr. Beecher s
letter to Mouiton, wuerein Dr. Storr. comes la
'or ?ome words ol censure and abuse, an* 1s ac
cused of trvmg to >oree a -hfllct between t e
..iter and Tllton, in which Morr. hoots to rain
the lormer. Couusei called attention to tne fact
that storrs aud Beecner ware friends of twenty
live sears' standing ; bat because the .ormer, ,n
accordance with the dictates of hi? duty, urged
litigation that could n.v.r .arm B..ch.r
tr he were innocent, Dr. Storrs is vimted by tM
former with his most venomous and implacable
maledietious. Counsel insisted tftat
could not hesitate to say what the motive wa.
?nu? dictated the writing of mat letter.
Ailudlugto the oca,ion or Ueech.r's meeting
with Tl toa when the lormer wa=JT*"* ?f#
adultery by the latter, counsel dwelt at some
length and with considerable lorce and el0<l^*
on tne conduct of Beecher tating this man 111 on
t? nu heart, eulogizing him in public. writingr or
Mito Morton that ne was a most ?????" |
irlend, and all this arter Tllton had accaaed mm of
THE IUSMT CRIME *NOWS
?, moral, and religion, "lear
tried ueacn. "ta< outer coveringand wltnau
the rottenncsi of the sepolchre witaia R
aing over Beecher. experience ana
men*.., fulfilling Shaiespeare's picturer in >
? k complete man. ooonse. .aid *ney
were aakid to believe that ? maB
iras incapable ol undemanding the charge
that Tllton made agaia.t mm. and Wj*
oncitv and tender li.ss were so great taat
SOcld not defend His tonor as a man andi a Chris
tian. Judge Porier had saw u was an indefinite and
_ TnrAA witnesses usd .worn It
annamsd offence. Tnree wub-mu. Bll-CMr
was adultery. It was not necessary far Baecs.r
to far ta his letter of apo.ogy that be wai an
iduitersr. It -va. periectl* well uaderstood. Bie
?rhoie Ufa' ior loor years was biaaoned *l" tM .
aames seducer, llbertue. additcrer.ia.ee p.leet.
H* U A SACRItlOlOCi ADCiTERSR.
His Drie.tly r?ues are besmeared with blasphe
mous lust. Sor can ail tne snout, of W. toJJ
sycopnaou wipe oat the tndeilbie infamy^^of the
. A,.e wa vo be deluded," exc aimed
uieaJeer. "Vth the ?ea that this man Is too par.
tad noble to err and to slu V'
cassiag oa to consider the ^u""on ?J M";mcn
ion's separation from ner iusband. Mr. Bwctt
.Skel how was tie eaigm i to be solved that a t'r
LrJ liiton was won bad to the affections of ?er
from r.nn. Horn that t me, untu .he wa. br ?ught
through tne .attuaUHi ofB.ary ^'ard Be^er I
and his -mis^arle* to te.ttiy against herhosMnd
Before the Plymouth Church Comm ttee Mr
?niton lived in constant commuulou
ton. Counsel asgod if Tllton wus alt that Bos.e
Turner represented mo to be. a bro<e ,t oM
?Dd? oebaacr.ee abroad, why should
Ue piangod in such terrlols anguuh ana temer ,
i4r.,s otters stiow. lor advising a coum- that,
under th. clrcamstancea, any Chriauaa maa
wouid have recommended. Mr. Beach r.i.rie
10 TBT. VARIOCS DEVICES
r?orW'l ,0
rr, l --rtr" r."
;ue sint Biajpiy that he i.a4
Tamel Bowen to d .cha g- 'he profligate
11 ton mm in - charge of the greate.: cnrntian
oetween Mra TUton and ner he,Da.?..ndth*t
ie wa- tue une#n.ciou. .lOjeCt of Mrc J"
IVe lues- wero b.t sin. whose t.r.aieaej
tsioaur tilled b-m with me -uorror of great
XZL ?*?"S
iu.lt lor
jower 0: domonstratlug his innoc-ncer If hU sin
& U MTOIM ?... .. !..?? ??
UB waotti iNroRnarioJ"
of TUMD'a enaracter, why did uot 8e?c"rt,t^
op and piociai u to tns woria 'sat nc a<
?ecsiv?c' Counsel ne.d that tne .lefendar.t waa
in a,-c,npi.ee in a ssnes of lies u. ?ij??
acaad. , and read as ami fr?w Burns'advice to
."young 'fiend on liuoit ??? ??
results Of lying to coticeal them ana how con
Harden* s.l w.thln ?n< rifle* the frs.int.
aerellr.BeafniauoCMao.it into an e.equeoi
ptctnrp of Beecr.er, who. looting jromtl.e
Of ma hou.e, could tne home ue Had ruma an
tfe.'ilated and ft?m hi" position on the'
.un 1 loufc-d into the ayesei the victim of his .nst
Who wa. loliowcd lb the sireet. sud into toe aacred
ure< lucia of the court by n.a -o.nan he naa
Hebaaehed .ud who flaunted her love .ndd.voiton
wt mn in the isce o? tlie Jury. ( ounsei tn n re
i#rre,l to Beecner'a letter m*h>cn he nroeiaim.
m. .n-.ntl" of "?as.ng a ptat.ruent wnlca
?noiiid be ir the light of the Judgment D.y," and
alJei why anoaid ne depreo^c ?? pabi.eitlon of
M ,, ,r he coo d write a .tatement so
toi 'lB ? taat it could <*ar t..e i.tut of
irae and 101 ?nrH?r, B-ecinr wrot sto
???? -
your energies on a hopeless u?ic." Counsel In.
guued whit was tnis hopeless task and wny ibis
despairing tone oa the part 01 a man ao powerful
aa Beecner ana so innocent of the crime attrib
uted to iilm ua ti.a counsel ?ay f
INTRINSIC CHARACTER OK HSliCIIEIt.
I roceedlng with ilia address alter recess Mr.
,aid tber "louu iret out or their own
conscious ? conceptions and get ag near aa
po??io:e to tliia man (Beecher) and flnd oiU
ana undorstund mi hli qaaiUieiJ. lt u wr.
tain mat the theory of Mouiton, expressed
1 'la letter to Beecher, that he could
-tand if mo waoio c.ise were pubUshea to
morrow, was founded on tne belief tnut u Bcecher
conietbed lua sin he would oe forgiven. All nieu
aru sinners, and the teaching ofUoJ is to conic*
and t?e promises are that reuentauee will meet
with merer and lorgivenssa for the am repented
01. Coanael held that the letter* of Beecher to
Mouiton bore Internal evldeuce that the writer
waa conscious of having committed if treat sin
anu wrought great ruin. Dwelling on tbo sus?i
won of suicide suggested b, bis letters, Beecher
a* counsel contended, was ol that tender and ?*u'.
tn v.m "* inat' feelln* l>e I'ail done an lrre
nvo.rt ii" Cr'me' h? BllW 110 U0UrS? be,0? to
avojid the consequences of the Ignominy but aul
MOCLTON'3 FBIEM>3UII>.
He alluded to the testimony of Francis u. Moui
ton, and having read extracts from Beecher's let
t#ra reposing the most unbounded love and confl.
t ence lu ilouitoa, he called attention to the sud
den change in the Plymouth pastor's disposition,
how Mouiton was denounced in terms of wither
ing lnuignarlon, and held up by Beecner and his
partisans as the vilest of tne vile. He wanted to
know u Mouiton ever tn the wnole lour years of
his service to Beecher altered In his fldelity for
one moment, and when he was laid oa a bed or
sickness Beecher haatened to see him, and de
clared he was his saviour. Iu regard to the
PUBLICITY (JIVXN TUB SCAKDAL,
ho held It was one that far the sake of more in
eresis tnan one should have never been submit
ted to the public gaze. Mouiton labored to the
last moment with unflinching purpose to carry
out this dean-able end. auayet he la visited with
the scorn ana condemnation of Henry Warn
Beecher. Had Mouiton been also to
truth and to his he ffilj^
baxe been the best petted man in
!v?r Hc heId th0 cven tcnor Hw
way. and thoujjh pursued witn denunciation and
a use, be stands to-uay honored nrid disenthralled
wVr? h?0mmKUnity' beVerftl a,tcmPt!' at applause
were here checked, and His Honor expressed a
hope there w. uid be no more demonstrations of
hat kind. His Honor then said that in consults
einrp"'1 .T ?r tW? ?f tne JUr,men * ae^ "as
expressed that the Court should not an to-day
Mr Lvarts and Mr. Beach both agreed to suomii
to the wish of tae Jurymen and His Honor Mr
Carpenter, the foreman, said several of his culi
leagues needed a little rest and would like an ad
Journment till Monday. Mr. Beacn said he did not
wonder they required some rest, at winch there
was some lauirhter. Ills Honor then declared the
Court adjourned till Monday, at eleven o'clock.
VISITORS.
Besides His Honor on the bench were Hon.
Josnua Van Coit. Brooklyn; Isaac BurnUam and
David J. I'wobey, .New York; Hon. J. ?. Potter
Arlington. Mass. Mr. Beach says he will be un
able to fliush beiore Tuesday.
Uh??. mr. beach's address.
& %?,
Beecner criticising tne course of Dr stona'in
W,nicuCu?nr,Wlnatln,9 ?' Wu?^OUt of
accomnliatic i*4 'l. 8 in* obJ?ct nougat to be
acconipiisnej. He comuien ed severely on thu
course pursued by tne delendant. It wL wr.tr??
wh'ln app^b^nsion that the subject about
Which Mr. storrs was?peakiug and actinJ
nation of Mr. futon to p,ymomh*church"
cat.o?ri^h,,K,UUOer cooperation all tne coS
cations whtcn surrounded Mr. Heeciier witn w7
h.^Mr^^n* aa* ? u7erfS"ly .lrmeni
in? t? J?cner tnrou?fi this letter was atteiuDi
*r ? *xer?iae an influence which wou.a restrain
i?: SS ssKJi'.s'.K't.ii
"Vn* M luT?lve n? expo^orw,
.?.iwa i: ikx'2,7 c
uvn iiUlgnig? lu riie iDoflt
ixxB, ?swa izkt.
lDftiaceritj, mho cu^rg* gomecti inko* in n.u
penormsnce o, qi. ?jut" ,a ? churrh conucit ?
ebullition wnich ought to dawn him. U
BIECHJCit SlLilJtT L'.NDKR THE cilABni
Another etrcumstince connected with this in
quiry is as to the motives and oroies-inus w?i! n"
M??.i "??? dec.sratlons and ou?i* Jriiin o
Beecoer on toe uigbt oi December ? imu tf
Beecher is credible, and aa 1-anoanlnt fVi. ^
SM mideTrk"tea"
glpsIH
tuo churcfc aod ;Lii iatnuv ir hi wTtlV Ci
Ueiieved that Theoaore li'tou iL do^e 't^ w.'^
? witn a malignant lsaig* "igaTu^
tndjer from mat inttrvicw i
WltiA 11)14 COOViCtlOD, he XJVa IO Tiipnn/ir? TTi^
g^ujisyw.!
Sr
UMIJ1 ng \ O u?'' wife * wli^m' ae?ha^o?"S 'to
u?r Lutjums wmoat 8#ti6rouicif m
"heUagerOC'?U< Vut'mHn throSK
2lu?*aml LwV,#- lua '"aiuiiu/tured
n*tw"Vwl?a If5r ex'
perience or the world, we an- to be,i?n J\h*t u!"
Beecner. under the?e cli uiristaice. aot .uVwu
Counsel suosequ.ntiy passed a ni^ti tuiogiam on
Hi* talents o! tn? defendant.
HIV UEKOUtK's AUTIOK.
W hy wa* It, uentiemen, if tue <*ife desired a
separation, if Henry Ward Beocber advised it, if
tn.it advice was conDrined i>> the jadicious couii
?el of tU: leading fiairon oi m* r. .mouth con
jCiegation?whv ')ii not a *'jj.oration loliow?
Tin iaill 1471, i37J ami ? 1873, uo n Jul), InU, tan
wife remained true to n?r aileglauc?. and yet
Henry Wurj lleacner beaoans a<> agonizingly fin
advice towari separation# H? saw s?ica bornuia
disseutlona ana disasters and sufleriin; lu t .o
household o.' I'bendore iili.ui mat ilia ?enue neart
w ?k Oioken and lie v?v suffering upon ihii rafg?'l
edge the "remorse" me "torment* o. tbc daimed"
in ' it)'' midst oi utter darknesa."
CoanMl then proceeded to comment upon the
fagt tuat various contrivances had bc-n uaed to
suppress the acandaU II" a so read me no * i Mr.
iieecaer kettlug form 'niton's lntei v.evr.
l'nia man, co it nuoi counsel, uround wh m our
srmpatuies and our admiration cluster, * Ik :h we
lou^ i<> be neve innocent una pure, aithou/n
ii ? slumbered aim rented ,u .g and weary
monttia under uLaBouoriig accusation, at
last ue lifted iiirn-t . iu la- majesty and giory and
a nook off tbu oul accu-atioit an 1 Uo false taint
..i tao?e cuar.es wny, then. when everrtbmg
u.ii >'i Mm to an examination of in* truth; wuen.
ii ills siory lis true. lie na i tn? consciousness and
iRCjce'ici." ai.a power o.' demonstration, w?y
was ne s.ient ? Would it h ?va hurt iilton f
Would it i.ava Suit Mrs. i ilton ? Why. sue
? ?>*?! In an ?<iu*i 'leg e.- oi degradation and
impurity. wslc ?, under me clamors sfiM w'or.d's
gossip. weighe-i Jowu Hei.ry Waid Beecher. Sue.
too, wouid uave oeen ledeeraei. The ui?uonor<:d
fugitive :n<ni net borne wou..i stand to-day be
nratii it* ov*n noitree, a virtuous and an hou
oi e l matron, pur.a - J and r<; lo. ioel from me
taint oi sin and MoUaation. .No repruacii could
have fauea upon bar or wnotr.e. except m*odora
i; ton. An ? wo?dij tie have neon banned r \Vou.d
lie huve >uffei?"l anymore tnau ne nm Kuitei r
Would ma 1 oaditiou ua/?? been any worse than
u ttxMi f Nay, wuu d it not bare b^-n
n. j i ll' -i and impioveJ. 'i''''auii.' if Mr. BcuCfier
came to the cooeluslou ibat is advice wai unw ae
and iajudi iviu. in ao Mr?Be c?u.d have borua
taauiuouy toTiitonand lie oomd b vva oeen saved ?
aave i ironi tbi controveray witti Henry Ward
Hcechar and Plymoutb enured, not ?aved from
contr?vir<y witn tno w trid and soeb'tr; mat sul
..<l.on musi b< worked nut oy Ui!ns".f, mu imn
. uiona. It na baa wronged his tru ? nai u e aud
Riaat iritis by uawla* an. improper association
wi.n any scuon or sect pro, .i...nnir perulcious
iiuctriaee, h ne lias neen iuoiscreet in >.ia auora
tion oi victoria Wood bait ?r au > oody, if triia lali*
and Miamous Wiuatel atorv nadan. lounaaiioo,
against sli tins na must labor t.? free uiinseil and
leoeem niuiseii and i ia exait -ii luanuood; ne
moat work out >,.? own tatrstiou wim tear aud
ireatiitng. N <w, wtat narmcoul i aave come oat
o Mh itiveeti|i?ti?u ii tnese tuingi said bv iienry
Ward Heecuer n id ueen trui f
?irriR Di' ;.4MAriov.
Read that .etter in ls'u, so m l of panlt'inos and
remorsi*. written waen tbe suadow oi bis ?reat
an aud ?o. row was chic* and biaca up a n.ui,
^b?.i tue >ijituesa oi mi contritio i haimc ted
bia nature, before tue icnu coar*.; o. tone-a meut
ike i oi o4 liurna ?' .ua ttsruenc-1 an wr bin ami
w I'ltittd t ie isviiNir," an i co i I 4*' ... ? .tC'i-ait ami
ii,- ?*i>.e?sinn? men with e lofty h..u isont uiot?
u ui< auo irivoi manusr oi tun lu.iu upon tue
stand. Me can Joke ana jeit and utter (Ms wlttl
clams white all lame and character and toe honor
of tdo CttO'Cii and religion are tremulously lu the
balance. When iroin the ?pot where lie s*t tie
could see the degraded victim ol Itla lust, and in
nia imagination can look at mat household once
liappr and honored which he has unroofed and
dc.-o.aied; where lie could see its mistress, tlie
wi.e ?r liis old iriend and oouipaniou and pupil,
following lilnt atiout tlie streets of your city aud
imo the sacred presence of this Court and flaunting
her love aud devotion In the lace of tula jury. Oh, 1
h w (iar<leued, petrified, brutalized the heart of
this man has become, th.it he could exhibit such
a ciiaiitfe. And you believe th.it lluury >Vard
beecner. as be appeared to yon upon this stand as
u witness, speusdm; ol the same subject, dealuiK
with the same i-barac'.er?, surrounded by toe
same grave lutere-ts; that that man, so Jocund, so
gay and witiv, could ever have written upon the
same topic these words of anguish aud airouyl
Oh. aid not this lady well estimate the condition
or his .-out ami property apply the forecasting
language ol ttie great poet!
COMXK.Vra ON Till JL'Ml LKTT1C*.
1 must umv your attention to the letter of Juno l,
18TU, uot only because of its intrinsic importance,
but bccau-ic u uew cuaracter, a revelation, Is I
giveu to it. aud It is claimcd that this was a
declaration or hostility by Mr. Ueecher; that at
List his patience w.is exhausted, and he strips
li.uucii for a Qirht. turcatcns to resign aud be
rid oi tne encumbrance of ttie cuurch and
tue poss'biiiry 01 harm to 11, and meet his
accusers openlv and boldly, lJoea this letter
bear .my sucn interpretation either lu ita own
language i/r by couuectieu with surrounding and 1
succeeding events)1 "the earth is tranquil and
the heavens serene, as botlts one who has about
finished n.s world life. 1 did nothing on Satur
day. My head was couiuseJ, but a good sleep
made it like crystal. 1 uave determined to mate
uo more resistance." And yer, say my irlends, he
h^d prepared himself lor ras stance unto death.
Alter speaking of tne letter more luliy, counsel
exclaimed:?ine plade fer Henry Ward lieeelier
to assort his luuoceuce aud purify uls uauie aud
sweep the dust aud s'aln from tae pulpit whica
he had occupied lor tweut\-flve years was there, i
wrmv he stood in his regal pomp aud glory, the
mouarcu of the lions of ins congregation. -'Ke
slira!" Strip olf his strongest, brigntest armor,
uud lor the purpose oi contest. Ah, no! Hut if
Be contemplated a statement which should itu
pusra his uonor as a clergyman; if, wltn tae state
ment he threatened was coanected con
test, fight, dispute, wrangling, dissension,
well and good; but If it were the j
I ruth bearing testimony to nis Innocence
there was no necessity for Henry rtard
Heeeher to retreat irom tae cltauel ol his strength.
No, ireiitlcinen, when the very U"Xt day he pub
lishes a card vindicating Theodore Tiltun irotn the
unwortny cuar/e made against nun in tne public
cur, Henry Wurd Ueecher did not contemplate 1
contest. I.veu his mavmtuimous generosity, n hc
was preparing for the Uinu ultli Air. Tilton, was
not, however, to arm his auversary with a uew
uud a strong weapon against himself. Aud theu,
Irom tne very hour that letter was written, Henry
Ward Beecher entered itguin into his system of
deception uhd untruth, commenced again his
schemes inr secrecy aud silence, took up again the
policy of silence, which he admits he entered in'o,
li he ilia not uncinate it. and goes continuously !
aud steadily on in these triune etlorta io suppress
tDe?e scandals, until at lust, driven to despera
tion, when no longer the upbraidings and upris
ings or his church could be fiuel.eii, when there
must be a revelation of the trutn, a breakiug out
irom tne dark'iess. theu, at last, ne auOptsthe
course which he pursued througu the Investigating
committee.
Here the court took a recess.
AFTER THE UKCKS.1.
The *ame crowd that attended the court in tkc
morning came Dack In the uitcruoon. Mr. Beechcr
abstained irom returning. t>evoral ladles with
highly powdered faces, ana said to be of the class
called the aemt-inonUe, seated ihemsolves about
the centre oi tae court room and dispensed their
smiles and glances ou all sides with unremitting
impartiality, airs. Beecner begins to show the
wearing cflect oi her long attendance on the trial.
She looted yesterday extremely pale and hag.
gard, nud presented a wofui contrast, ti uly, to
tne smooth, youtniul and hanasom- lace bcs'ido
ter of her daughter-in-law. Beach showed no
aims of weakening, though the strain on his men
tal and physical system cannot be otherwise than
excessive, in ois detence or Moulton "he pro
voked applause among the audience, that was
nipped, however, in the bud by the prompt rup
pingof the court ofllcers. When these attempts
at applause are made it is lunny to notice the two
scli-uppolnted ushers of Plymouth church raia*
their hands m deprecation ot any such displays.
Mr. Beach resumed-Tliere is one statement in
tois letter wnton Has excited mucii comment, and
I cuDteria it la difficult, litliougli Aiued oy ail the
surrounding circumstances and guiued i.y what l
think are very strong indications oi tno condition
of mind in which Mr. Beecner wrote it. to five an
entirely satlsiactory so.uilon oi It:?'1 shall write
lor the public a statement that will bear tne luht
oi tti* Judgment Day." I bare endeavored to in
dicate lu contesting the plea that this was a preu
ara.ion ol controversy and a declaration ofusfl
atice ou ihe part of Mr. Beecher, ana to suggest
that the mood oi mind and feeling out of which
this declaration grows was oneolcoStriLon.rJI
pontance and determination to make* lull revela
tiop aud confa-sion, and thua secure the quieting
and composing pardon of Uod aud man. ft corre
sponded win the Other expressions contained iu
tnls most remark-oie document. The whole latter
Willi tne exoeption o> the first paragraph. is lull
of depression, surrow, gloomy lorecast "Tno
earth aildark." but jet, looa.ng up io heaven, a
*J?d pe*c? *lc*tnihg thrcugli
the darkness. \\ hat does it meau ? Does it me*n
innocence or a broken spirit awakened at last to
a true conception ol thuse sarlr und noly asnira
tious which first iliteo bis soul to an God t ir wm
are to Judge of wnat has gone before, lr we are to
trast to the revelations ol human li,s unuer the
most solemn sanctions, n we am to repose with
any conllde ice uoon our own Intelligence aud
Judgment, studying the impressiohs of this man
unaer otner circumstances, and If we can draw
any rational inferences i.oui lugltlve efforts at
concealment, irom practices o. dapllcity sna
lraud br a areat religious toacner, wny
there can be n, duuot abo'it the con
struction of tnla letter. Ha apneals to Mrs.
M'.uiton, strengthened by tbose whisoerin*s
wnich, breaking down from heaven upon l be
heart, had touched tne sensibilities of the heart
and conscience of tula defendant, and, in the
spirit ol the prodigal, he had determined to r as
up and jo to ilia Ksther and come-s. "Katner I
have sinned la tuy sight," receiv.ng tne benedic
tion of parental forgiveness, inis is tue utteral
construction to be put udou mis document.
^ AN al'i'BAL.
And I ask the Chrlstisn hearts upon this lurr
rJlf *oai,tr,lu?f u' experim.-ntal religicn!
au?i who know how humiliating h is and crush
ing to kneel at the conle.->sioual in a spirit <?/
godly contrition, ir. wuen .he answer of peace
,ror5lveii?? comes, there is ample reraunera
f on in tne joy oi its reception? It seems to me if
t.ie world needed a lessen, and It .m lisu teach
ings enough of the wo-ikuess and inarmitiis
,u*tore: 6ut "" H needed a grand
example ol a great mind aud of a great
heart falling beneath the fierceness of
temptation, oat yet in the grandeur of
their nature and lu an inspiring auu exalted
purity of religions faith rising up t.eiore man and
o I, confessing Its lall, and pledging itseii to a
rmewed una more perfect life, Henry Ward
Beecner c .uid save given that ex .tuple and
honored his own uature and exalted his own
name, 8uiu:ii fled the Church to which he belonged
me .d n.' nurc glorious lignt even around the
doctrines he w?-exiy utignt. Well, it seems to me
i?irtUlu I- 'I4 ,ul*r?vlew between Mr. vionitou
and Mi. Beecher, and to that letter of Moulton
?,4,r,?,,'ult"a *4J'" to Mtn tn suostinca
m l?ct?ars revealed ,on csn
?h .1' . r on 1 t**,n tu l,e ,n tae danger
tn it has faced you munr tim-s before, if y< n n ,?r
loolc it ?(jaare lu the ?jes it wl.i come and s irink
a>?ay again/' Wnat W4S this usoger. gontl/ien
Has it mere dsnger irom the causes which h ive
beeu assiuuca uy Mr. Tnton r Was toer* anv
oang-r to i.ome from me lact tbut Mrs. Tilion h?d
faiien in love witii Mr. Heecatr t CMarly not
Mr. intm never suggesren any sucn Mea*
never tnrrateneJ any suca revelation us that.
fnere never wa? *ny suea danger tn.it
had thoreiore ti.reatened Mr. Bei-cner. W?ii
there was do dauber spuagmg irom tne otlier
ciicumstance* impending over Mr. Beecuer. Tna
advice IO Uo wen, tne aov.ee to a separation, ere
uteu no pern to .ar. Beecher. Xow, this is uo* a
mere aentnaeut; this refe ? to toreatened cenL
^,Vr w i?e.r/nr,t".u WJ" wnn remorse
aorrow ?n<i all that?oosed win, hreat a.ilictioii
upon tne miscaief woicn Mr., niton s iove i.,r
>im i ao wrocgnt? thai la all veij well, net we
tw * tbange, an a^SllmptIorl
ac<juies?sd lu n? htm. that ther? had been 'gum
and araiu peril assailing bun wnen ne ua<t loosed
tle*rri". ?a'f "4C"' ,U l,1# U4'J,,? w,llcl1 hsd b^eu
ue-cria#? by uimse f ss wen as by tue witue?s. s
wt.y i cowered a?'i siunk awav. We,I, now tills
Implies Muj ii assumes error: no such woroa as
tl.'.so cijid iiavu r,#..n wntteu to uenry Ward
Beeeier if his own story of nis ini,o. .*ne? was
true, beeauae a? sua exposed to no peril
ANCIENT HISTORT.
Mr. Beach here read a length, extract irom Jo.
o'rPthU.,p ' n 19 ,0,cl rbe *'ors tl,e "e ?u'.'ti ,n
or the Roman matron. I'aulins, by the Je?? Muu
filV'. a"' *Kalt '? obtained the con
.? .tJ? Pfiesis of t.ie Jemule of Ills, who
obtained tr.e saucfion ol tbe matron namod to
sut.mil nerscli to tae embraces of Monuus wno
personated the god Anaois.
Mr. Bescn then continued as foilows:-Do you
detect no analogy between that and the tragedy
oi the day t A noble womsn. strictly morai and
JMf-nn? "ia e<"hly temptation,
rejecting the approacne* of -.ne j'.w, Muudus, and
yet suomiuin.f nersei. to tne eiin>ruces oi a lau
c.e.l god sue believed to tie God, and with her
husnsud believing that tn.it wis u ? 'coarge
to Per honor; believing, nevertbe.ess, that
fi'n -cllMt8 , tntf * virtuous nut.
ron. H'.w dtiTe.en; is it irom Henry \*ard
Beecher In tne rusjes y <>f nis naturo
and witb the love and reverence winch Mm, luton
r?*it tuw4iM iuui. cooiisig to uer ton iroi anubiM.
teai'tniig her thai lie indulgence of lov ? > tn ho
impurity, sn - trusting to uis teacnina* an i oe
iieviof .<(? fv >ru as sacrea and as irmniu. us If It
were a direi t rcve a ion irom neaven. Ah ir.
Beecher, knowing how ho bad tempted and
overcome tue nature of tins woman, well
uilurit no say, "Sne is guiltless, Unarm? the
transgressions of another." Well muht be say,
"1 will <lie before sue shall he inculpated." And I
honor hltu, 1 uonor Uim lor inoie words. If there
win gmlt about it?..nd in my judgment there
was, deep and profound?it attaches all to biui,
und li does.
WUKRB .\ VIRTirora WOMAN' FIRST FALLS
the guilt alwavs belongs to the wmpter, aua the
pOulshment ought all ?> ? nis, and vet how strange
are ttie ways of the world, 1'he wean. deluded
woman failing through tnovery power aud exalta
tion of ner beat affections is daniueu in the estima
tion of the world, aud no who should bear all no
uuilt lives a* be will hereaiter; lie is accepted 111
ttie rank* ot men as an acceptable associate ol
pure anu upright ? en.
1 come now, gentlemen, to the coiislclor.it on of
ttie testimony ot I'.aneia 1>. Moulton. In tiiu
course of my reieretice to tne evidence 1 have
read numerous p'trui'ia, as irom .Mr. Beeciier
bearing me highest testimony to the Integrity
and ildelitv of Mr. Moulton. Will you not permit
me, aa they are collected here in very *liort ex
].i-< s-iions and will take but a moment, to read
them t
Mr. Heach then read extracts from tho numer
ous ietteis of Mr. Beecher euiogfxlng Moulton.
Anioug tliem wero tbe subjoined expressions:?
Many, man* friends hat (Ju l raise 1 up to ma. but to no
one hi them has llf ever eiven the opportunity ami tho
ui-.clii ii so to kerve me as you liavc. My trust lu you is
Implicit.
lot! triend whom (IikI has scut to me (Moulton) has
proved, abow all trlauils that ever 1 had. able ami
willing to relieve mu in tills terrible emergency ot my
tile. His hand it wan u at tied up Ine storm that was
rea4v to ijur-i upon uur heads.
.-u ruaiiKK SO, 187t. ? My heart warms to you, and you
nnuhthave known that I should be here, it you loved
in.' as much ai I do y?u. 1 am, my uuar Krauk, truly
ana grateiully vours.
Kk i iiL i uy 5,1871 ?I lurluis all this time you are literally
all inv stay anil comfort. I should lave talleii on the I
way but lor the countku you inspired and the hope which
yon breathed. I am well nlirii discouraged. if you, too,
liesse to trust, to love me. 1 am alone. I have not
another person in the worla to wnoin 1 could no With
sincere gratitude tor vour heroic triondship, ami with
sincere trleudshlp, even it you love me not, 1 am yours,
though unknown
Ji nk 1, 187A-The Dain ot lite isibut a moment the
glorv oi everlasiiui; eiaanoipatlon Is worldless. incoa
eelvable, mil ot beckoumg irlorv. Obi mi beloved
Frank, 1 shall know you there and forever hold fellow
sun \\ith \on .int look back and smile ai. the pastl
July 7. 1*73? My ilear Frank?The country Is besutl- 1
ful; the birds as good to me a> David's harp. I only :
u.'cii some one in tails to, ami that one Is you.
Imcittf5KB, 1873.?This will oe uandeJ Co you by iny
friend, trail* 1>. Moulton. whom 1 believe to bo high. ]
minded and honest, and whose statements should be ro- i
eeivsd bv ail wlio kuo'V him with implicit confidence.
Ubchmbur 3, 1873.? I believe him to lie holiest to the
core. I would trust hint with lite and property without J
scruple
Ubcicmbsb 3'J, 1873.?Mr. Frank Moulton I have known
lor year*, and 1 should as soon believe that I myselt bad |
set on toot stealing ami elieatiugs as that he had, or liad
hail tho slightest suspicion ot it.
Well tnat does not bring up tbe quotations and
tho testimonial to as late a period us 1 desire, on
the lOtli of July, 1874, Mr. needier addresses to
Mr. Moulton thai letter with tefereiiCJ to Mr.
llaiiiday and Ins interview wltn lilm, winch 1 read
to yon this morning m uuother connection, in
Whten ba addresses Mr. Moulton :is his dear
friend, referring to Hailtduv. approving and ud
puudirig ins interview with lialndav the uignt lie
lore unit t hen arranging aud couaortlng with lilui
for the purpose or looking alter the future crn
duet of this ailllcuity. Well that is July lo; that, I
?Opposed, was alter the call oi tue investigating
committee, according to the evidence.
Air. Monis?About two weh.s alter that.
Mr. Ueacti?ai out two weeks after, tben 1 will
being it up later. On July 24 Mr Beeciier writes,
addressing Mr. Moulton us "My dear Mr. .Moul
ton." aud a?ked for papers througn Mr. Tracy,
ami lor the beans ol tne difficulty with Uowen.
Ituoieuiaielv alter Mr. Mourott declined to lur
nisii to Mr. Beecher tbe documents or copies of
tneta In His tios.^e.ssioa. which we may talk about
bv and by, Rlr. Beecher became his r-vtler. lie
then makes tue charge teioro the luves l^uting
Committee aualnst him of blackmail, and tne
charge springs into lull life and activity at once
under the culture ot Ply mouth caurcn. Ttie wnole
laud is flooded who It: Mr. Moulton Is beaten
down as oy the lorce oi a icmpcst, and no mau,
nowever sturdy aud strong, 111 this community
could nave siooct before tue hurricane. Witu
the charge ol lienrv Ward Beecher, supported uy
all l iviiuMitu cnurcli against tnni, ol a uilse and
outrageous conspiracy to '.iiacktii.nl lienry Ward
Beecner, why Mie withering lnuiguation oi tne
world wouui blabt the accused. Now, are we to
Judge Mr. Moulton by this alter uiid interested
motive ot Mr. beecher. True. Mr. Beecher, when
lorced upon the stand, aud til detlance ot ail tue
uniges aud Instructions ol hneai man and I racy,
cohiessed mere was no blackmail; but yet an
odiuai, deep and merciless was created ugaiust
Mr. Moulton, under which ue appeared'upon the
staud betore you.
Mr. Beach tben quoted from the opinion of Judge
Couistock, in tue case oi stacy against Granam,
wnere a witness was sought to r?e discredited oy
proof of contradictory ueciarailon. The couusel
spoke ol ex-Judge Conistock as Just hav
ing, In connection with his colleagues,
Obtained tne most distinguished proiesuou&l
triumphs in inodera days, and declared him to l>e
a proiound thinker, au accomplished logician, an
able lawyer aud a useiul judge, .(tins was a ref- {
erence to the Tweed case, iu which Judire Coin
stock Is oue ol the oounsel.] Mr. Bca>:ti then re
sumed his araument as follows:?Now we nave
these testimonials iu lavor ol Mr. Moulton. Wtiy,
?eu'icmen. we nave the testimony ol lienry Ward
eecuer himself upon this stand In lavor of Mr.
Moulton tor his fidelity and mendahip and laub
lulnets. Be gave & new luea oi lrlendship
to Mr. needier, und the learned counsel
repeats tnat as a sarcasm, while Mr.
Ueeclior sp-se of It as eicvating Ins sense
oi tne puruy aud devotion oi manly
irieudsnlp. it is plain. however, that
up to A trust, 1874, utter the organization of tnis
luM-stiguttug Committee, Mr. needier trustod
and coiumeuded Mr. Moulton as bis earnest and ;
devoid triend. aud yet uo man ever entered a
court oi Justice?as a party or a witness?who has
been abused and vilified wiih more continuous
an J inci easing asperity man Frauds V. Moulton.
Weil, what has ne uou?, gentle mau r lie is called
a traitor. Will >00 t?!l me how ne was treacher
ous to Mr. Beecher f Was it at the Woo lliuil out- e
breakr Nay. Was It when 1'i.iua was the ac
cuser. and at tbe hist origin oi tne frieu<.iuip
between Mr. .uouiton and Mr. Beecher > Was it
at the time oi these various publications or
threatened publications by Tilum ? Bid he
foment them or did ne retain tliem ?
Was be an agitator and conspirator
disturbing tne iraoqui.I.ty and stirilng the sensi
u.lines oi Heury Ward Beecher to prutnoie tlie
wed are oi his iricnu, or d.d tie suppress, on the
part oi lilton, every document until 111 ton was so
exasperated that uo human power could restrain
htm!' Did he
SOtThS AND MODlt-Y
the expressions r Did no suggest shir s and eva
sions and carry theui into operation and success
luleilectf And u < ne mi intermit bta exertioua
uutii Mr. keecuer, beiore nis commltteo uud In tno
correspondence in regard to iuruianin.r tne pa
pers. liiipiu.d 10 ului disuobor und uu
honesty? Now, if u thing nu happened
ID the exi?t*rieuee ol u tutu, he can
teil w.'i 'ii uud iidw it happened, uud 1 waut Home
Wteidgeut K> u'lc.iian to tc<i tus iu the lour years'
ins ory ortuis a.'lair wUeu and where It was that
Francis I), .vou.tou was treacherous to toe in
terests or raise in the service of Henry Ward
Beecimrr (Applauae.l
Judue Mniiou?Uetiiletuenl
Mr. lieach?it is very easy, gentlemen, to
deuoaiK'i: und revile. U is very easy to
call uard names, it is very ea.?y lor a power
like henry Ward Ueecuer and Plymouth
cnurch to scoat an* man in mm community irum
reapectaoia presence aud leception. Kiancis I*.
Mouiton Mas lett this power. A young man, but
just starting upon ;ne joui ney?the practical Jour
ney 01 life, just mixing in IM imt *tru.gie winch
disciplines and develops our naiure and leads
us to honor u ,d -uccets. Au: in tnou^ni
It was a uoiite aim au honorab.e am(nota
tion between biiu and needier. lie, the heuiieu,
welcomed tne great heart au J iriemlship ol Henry
Ward Ht.-cner, neariug in his nands liis Ute of
the gieatest preacht of the age. in daily con cr
euce?jy. Mr. lieecner. wheu MC*uess and disa
bility overtook uun, nuiryuu t > bis beiuiue as if
bo was bu only -avionr and ti ust, ai he declared
be wan. we.I, tns *ai ralucr a Cat eriun ami de
ceptive association. It might wsil be that even
Christian hopor, Christian integrity, rnnrl.t ISTI
been tempted to lie under >ucn circum
stances; mat even withbut the neces
sity which overshadowed lux boyhood
irlend and bis lauiny, Mouiton uHgut
welt ne willing to saeriuce at least bl* iormer
veracity to protect the name and lame or so aieat
a man. Well, gemlemeu. n you pursue the his
tory of tins trausac ion later you will
sea li<w true turn man continued. lio
made on? ntaieweut nefore the Com
mute*. lie bays to Mr. iieecber, "I flunk this is a
gr at inis;aite. I duu't tbiuK this investigating
commi'ie.: ouaiit ever to be ca.led; nut 1 gue?a we
can manage it yet." Then c n.e a series oi opera
tion* >or iue purpose o Jevlsitiir some tno ry, lor
m..i xtatemeut by Ueechur, by Mouiton, by lllton,
w nich Win ne acceptable to tne ?; >mmittce and
euaoie tnera to make a report which, while u nu
HUl u voi.ial offence to Mr. boecher, wcuid oro
tect Tliton wild save t.ie disgraceful revelations
wilted mutit otherwise become nec.ssary. Well,
beecner makes a statement sustaining tills
theory, Mouiton ina?e.< a statement sustaining
tms tueory, and Tiltou draws a report for the com*
ml tee, to winch i wi.u to ask jour attention lor
a iioinent. >on see, gentlemen, wua* tbls lit
M . ueach here teau Mouiton's short statement
be,ore tne lu<es Uatuu committee, and 4 n
tinued, "Was there an> trcachery t > Mr. Ueocher
in that f Was ther? auy wunt of lideiity r is il
true toitt Air. lieecner utves us an excuse tnat
alter the Uacou letter Mr. Mouiton had no devices,
no puns made, no edorts ? \\ uat necame oi the
comereuces abd what was the oattse o: tiictu, be
tweeu Moutto.i and Iracy and nutier loiig alter
tne llac m letter, alter the Iiivestuanutf t'o ti
nut'eu was called w hut was the cause or tneu
reports.' Wno biouvii snout tne ooudiiion of
tmcfs whic i led to tuem?tne long and the short
report f
rue rwi iv or silk vs.
No man lias cvor i ai l any at ention to the
proem s a .d t ie reveiationi of tma e .niroversv
wiinout tun cie:ru.u s.nse that, u never ougut
uudtr all tne oncumst.in oa connecioi wi'ii It, o
have ueen subjected to the puolic ua/.e and exam
laatioo. Wasn't Mr. Mouiton. wneu i u was do
vising and at e npilug to c?t, ry into eifect tins
mode oi qiiletintr and -ettltng tins whole dimcuit.,
aeiing in t.ie iiiter- mis ui tno p rties grid o, pub iu
n.oi'uinyf An i if he nau t>e n snci ess.ul would
not evuij imio futu n.ir wmi t to circUtusttitcea
ueCJiit i.mi bis 'ai ne?t grnt|tiid? f >i he c uld
uave (' r? i'?ii mi'c i -t-ou' ?s tvnlc i tullowed
1.is fniiuf1' ;.o iii"'n n I a?K .au a? nu,
i loltowlnir op tut* idea of settlement and
suppression, carrying out the origiual theory,
upon widen Mr. Mouiton continued to act la con
'? Junction with Mr. Beecner and Tilton, laboring to
the lam moment with unflinching courage. with
unhesitating personal sacrifice, wliat is there
Fmncis D. Mouiton did which subjects tilni to trie
treatnii-nt lie Das received and to tlie acorn uud
condemnation of Henty Ward Ueecner? Suopose
lor oue uiouit'tic that Mr. Moultou was the unprin
cipled and untrusty knave uo 1* represented to
be?a man oi the world -uud a heathen, sub
Jeci to all tne temptations ot tne world, bad,
utterly bad, in all his quality's and in Bis spirit.
Why was it, wheu Theoaore Tilton wus lost, wnen
! Tracy hal tut hiui at the bottom of that
ut>\Hoiiiui depth winch oul.r the imagination
of a Tracy could reai-h?(laughter)?when no was
damned beyond all rescue, when *:r. Beecner had
called hid committee and got It all nicely dove
lulled and arranged, when lie jrot. tlie possession
<?! Tuiou'tf liousenoM aiid his wife had deserted
him, with' Mr-. Morse as an ally, with Bessie Tur
ner as a flying scout?(loud launlitcr) ?
Judge Nensun?Silence I
Mr. Beach?Wltn all uls other retainers and
satellites, with Mrs. Ovington, with the coutribu
tious oi money, alter Mr.. Mouitou had done all
lor and got all rom Theodore Tilton he could pos
sibly acquire?il he was tins ingrained and uriaut
kuu\e, way dion't lie desert Tilton and adhere to
Beecberr You see theso soldiers of lortnne follow
I heir interest; these men woo are regulated by no
moral principle, who h tve no asuirauon above a
ban of gold, w uo would rather revel in Ultn and
vulirarity, why tiu?se men will follow taa scent <>l
piollt and advantage. And wiiv did Mouitou
?tlcK to > nc lulling causey Can you answer con
sistently with nis imputed characters Do von be
lieve, when be saw the tempest (fathering about
hint, when uppa'ently his business prospects
were ruined, when It Reemed as if mere was no
salvation irom rum, why did He not turn to Henry
Ward Beecher? There lay weaitu, tlie ami es of
frtsulnu ami fortune and relUien. Why, Fraucui
D. Mention could have been the i>cai petted aud
the best pampered man in the city of urooklyn if
he would have been false to his train and to his
mend. (Applause.)
livrrvbouy knows It, ana yet in the face of de
nunciation auJ disaster, never lor oue instant
talteriug in hi" manliness, Francis 1). Moulton has
pursued "trie even tenor of his way," aud even
now, in the honest sense and appreciation of an
American community, he stands disenthralled
aud redeemed. (Applause.) These epithets uud
denunciations of uiv loarned irtcud have not,
ihoy will not crush mm: because however pas
stotiat", Intemperate, faulty he may be, he is yet
true to Ills honor, laltliful iu lus friendships, aud
that miii glued with the intellectual qualities
wnlch Henry Ward needier attributes to hlin?
nay. clothed with those moral attributes which
Henry Ward Boecner couceued to turn?Fraucla
L). Moultun?will mily redeem himself and Ills lor
tunes, and all the power oi
BBKCI1KR AN1) HIS MINIONS
cannot trampie mm in the dust. (Loud ap
plause.)
Judge Xeiison?Gentlemen, this won't do. I
have to request there will Lie no such demonstra
tion again.
Mr. Kulierton?My associate could not finish
another topic, sir. before adjournment.
Jud^e Neilsou remarked mat it was desirable
not to hold court to-day. There was a ques-iou
of convenience to beuit.i luvolvod In ir, in willed
he hluiseil snared. II the counsel should conclude
I lil.i ar-umeu' on Friday there would bo uii uu
I suitableness iu i/iving me case to the Jury at tlie
! end of the week.
Mr. Evarts said that if the situation of the Jury
' men was such us to make it nesirable that the
Court should uot sit to-day, it was not for the de
fence to oppose it.
Mr. Uracil said that there was no sacrifice or
indulgence that tliev could reasonably make mr
tne convenience and accommodation of the Jury
that ought to be refused. Beside that he under
stood His Honor to intimate tnat i<e (tne Judge)
was in a pnvs.cal condition which required relax
ation, aud witu that auditional reason ho should
have no nesitation whatever in acceding to any
order that migut be made.
A 1KKBI.E JURY.
Foreman Carpeurer oi rno Jury?I would say ou
behalf of the jury that they are unanimous In de
siring that when you adjourn me Court you ad
journ it until Monday, borne of our number are
quite leebie.
Judfe Neiison?One of the Jurymen wa? com
plamiug yesteruay.
Mr. Beacn?i don't wonder lie U sick, sir.
(Laughter.)
Judge Nellson?Ho didn't attribute to yon the
cause, however.
l he Court tnen adjourned till eleven o'clock on
Moudav morning.
PLYMOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC.
About 1,000 of the children and teachers of l'iy
inouth Suuauy school. with their friends, Bailed up
tns Hudson yesterday on the steamer William
Cook to loua Island for their annual picnic.
Leavlag the new dock at the loot oI Fulton street
at nine o'clock, while a line band played inspirit
ing music, passing the American and French war
vessels at anchor off the Batter/, the gay
company enjoyed the charming scene presumed
by tho moving fleet of sail and steam cralt wmch
dotted the bay. The various ferries, the verdant
Battery, the steamship wharves and the leng line
of shipping and docks passed like a panorama on
the right, with Jersey City, Hoboken and Woe
hawken on the leit, presenting a scene under tne
sunlight wuich could hardly be excelled lor beauty
and variety in the round world. Yhea the sail up
the noole llndson, with just air enough
to save the ladles the fatigue of oslug
tuelr laos, passing m review all tae
mogio caatuu 01 tn> Jersey Palisades on tae
west and tne thousand surprises afforded by the
succession of thriving tow^s uud their interven
ing rural residence* aod wooded nuisldes whlca
dot the eastern hank, flUed up a bill of wonderful
attractiveness la in* way of scenery, Plenty of
opportunity w*- adcrdea 10 tnose who delight id
tae poarry of moti u to indulge during the trip iu
ilmcing 10 tiie lively strains or tho band on the
malu deck, w.iie those ol more quiet tastes
used the promenade deck lor observing
tae beauties of Hip day uud scene, joining
iu social c.i.it or uvea indulging iu milu flirta
tion. To toe regret of ail Mr. Beecuer was nut in
tne company, though it was weil known he had
wished to join it. His family, ft.mover, was
represented hv Dr. Edward Beecher, witn hi? wife
una daughter; \?r. iterbert Beecriur, and the wife
oi Colonel Beecher, with ner children. Froiessor
Raymond, the ?juperintoadeut, and Assistant
superintendents Dr. Brush ana R. W. Raymond
were iu charge with a committee or teacher.*.
wh? took caro that not nlnjr was neglected wulch
could add to the pleasures o' tno day. At
iiuon the part* reaches the pleasant shades
o' lomt is.mi i a utile above Foekskni,
when the a-v.-ral family anJ iriendly gioups
took their dinners In me open air witn me
xesr i l keen appetites, after which they .unused
tuemselves foi two hours strolling about the
woods uud gathering floral trophies to deck their
list ? and to carry uoine us mementoes of tne
happy day.
<m th return trip there was plenty of vocal
mnsic under the leAd of Mr. camp, Miss l.asar
uad others, ah came noma tlrod witu the plea
sures of a delUhtini day.
SUICIDE B? PRUSSIC ACID.
A HBOOK.LYN PllViilCIAN IJIUNKS POISON IN TUS
prksexcx or su win.
Coroner him ns, of Brooklyn, held sn inquest
yesterday in the case of I>r. Napoleon F.ilmer. a
native oi Geneva, N. ?., aged forty-live years, wno
died on Wednesday nigh*. irom the eilects of a
quantity oi prussic acid which he had drank with
smcldal lutont widlo suffering from temporary
men ai anefratlon. Dr. Faituer hiul lately given
symptoms or insanity, wnlcu is hereditary la his
lauHly. About two mon'hs ajo n : re elved the
intelligence that ills youngest slater had been sent
to a lunatic asyium. wuicit had the effect of
lowering his already depressed spirits. lie ro
lamed home on rteduesdav aiternoon alter visit
ing nis . atieuu, and sleu* til. even
ing. when ho K.,r up and went out.
auortly oeio e nine o'clock t.e came in, and
uin i biuaiug in. lamuy go^u nunt repaired
to ins chamber, loiiowei by Ins srifc. W uile III*
wii'o was arranging tne tied f?r htm lie filled a
g met witu some colorless liquid and drank 1 ,
afterward nanumg tne goblet to aer, with me re
quest that she take It di.wu stairs. bite did so.
.m i noticed that mere * ere a lew di op# of the
liquid remaining .n the bottom ol tne g'ass. it
looked like waier, but vii^u i-er son came in i.e
ex iuiiucu It and lound that it Was i.rusaic acid,
'iney hastened up siulrs and found Ur. fanner
l.iii_r on the bed unconscious and bieatblng
heavily. A puv-Klati was summoned, bui ?Dr.
i aim' r expired neiore :ns arrival, i ne Coioner's
Jur> teudered a verdict that tne deceased came to
i?? destu iroin th<* eft-cts uf prtisaie acid adminis*
tered oy in* own hand. Dr. palmer served In tae
army an a surgeon during the la's war. He ii id
bign social collections aud enjoyed a large
practloe.
CO140NEB8' CASKS.
The body of a man, apparently about thirty
years of age, wss louud iu the Kaet Hirer, at tue
loot oi Ihirty- ourth street, yesterday.
uerty Marcus, a l oie, cry years of age, jumped
Irom me roui ol No. us Ludlow stroef, to the pave
ment yesteraay and was instantly killed. The do
ceaseu was insane.
llie ' orpse oi a man, wno had evidently oeen a
semi iu. wa< louud iu tho water at pier 40 North
Kiver, ye terdiy.
A nevr Ooin luiant was foobd drownod yester
day, at pier s Nort t Kiver, oy Officer coffoy, oi tne
T*eutv-s ?ventti pre inct.
An inqeest eras heil yesterday, by Coroner
nii'khon, on tho b my of Ueor?to Brooiiiiew, who
was suifocsted -vhiio attem, ilng to clean out. a
sink ?t So. aa Bedioru street, ou tne inn inst.
? he Jarr renusied a verdiot of deatn irom acui
Oe iSal c.iu o?.
A verdict of accidental death wu? rendered
fester my in tne case of 1'noniKS Fhaieo wfio #n
Ki l>* i iiv an loc siirt in 1'hir 1 uvenu?*, bet w. oh
i-.ig.i j .* oud ,.nd KigAty>tl)iVd streat-. Juueli.
CREEDMOOR.
TUX STATE NATIONAL QUABD AT BALL PBAO
? TICE.
Tlie following regiments of the National Guard
sent detachments to Creedmoor yesterday for ball
practice:?
First battalion, A company, twenty.lour men,
under ttie command of Lieutenant \V. Marshall}
U and K companies, Eitrhtli regiment, sixty-five
men, wi:U Captain W. ltoss in command; compa
nies I and K, N'lutti regiment. llfty men, under the
charge of Captain G. K. Ilussey; companies C aud
D, FUty-dith regiment, forty-one men, Captaiu
Marrer Iu charge; companies A, 1J ana C, Tilled
regiment ol cavalry, ninety-two men, commanded
by Captain Flatter. Major Parlt^r, actinu as divl.
u:on inspector ol rifle practice, liad charge ol tna
cavalry Hbooting and Major 1). D. VVylie, inspector
ofnfle practice for the Third brigade, directed
tnat of tne iniautry detachments.
The tiring commenced soon after ten o'clock at
llie loo yards butts, and when the men had tin*
lulled there they shot over the 150 aud 200 yards
ranges. The First battalion sent Ave men to tno
third range, the Eighm iegiment thirty men, the
Ninth regiment twenty men and the Fifty.liith
regiment seventeen rueu. The Taird cavalry had
no ammunition or the calibro corresponding to
their Remington carbiues. and were therefore
obliged to borrow ten Infantry rules to practice
with. Their scores not bavins been mado accord
lug to the prescribe i iorm will not be ci edi ed to
them. Colonel Budice nays ttiut he made every
effort to obtain ammunition irotn the Ordnauc?
Department. u ider charge of UeneralKnox, but
aid not get It.
Vesrerdrfy the 303 and 400 yards ranges wer<
not used, tiecause r, was found impossible lor tn?
men to ahoot over more than lobr ranges and do
Justico to the practice.
?COKES OF TUB FIRST BATTALION.
l'nrili. _ T^talit
Serjeant F. J. Toellner j ioi?'i 5 4 3?ltl?28
Servant Major Engle j f^o ^ 3 t ??16
-?>or E. Micas iKfcSSiiifcLli
The following are among the best records ac
complished by the Kigutti regiment:?
SCORES or TDK KIUHTH K Ed IM E N'T.
YirtU. T<.tnU.
MUton Swayi |3? HSi3U
John C. Wheelor. J jl'Za 2 3 J s-ii<-34
Oeorgo Uucbafian j ^ | j} i} 3?13?31
Edward VoMi IS00-.2 042 2-10-29
Captain W. Ros. j gjjl* J * | 2I1L2I
, . . ? ?3 2 0 4 0?#
John A. Dunn , u 4 0 3? 7?11
? _ ? t aw?I 3 0 3 3?13
1 ? ller I SJO-O 0 0 2 0? .'-13
_. ,, ,, 12.i0?1 2 0 3 0? 8
Thomas Mctann < 5W- 3 2 0 0 0- 5-13
t . > 2 0-4 0 2 0 2?8
Jamc* Kerrigan ( u u 4 0? 4?13
SCORES OF THE NINTII RBdIMENT.
W. A. Bicklehaupt. J JJJlJ ? I
? ?? I 200-4 2 3 3 4?IS
M- Bllsau ( aou-0 0 I) 0 8? 2-18
J. A. Mulligan JSJ.HJ 0 0 0 0?*2?18
U. E. HUdobrand j jgjlo * ii J Jl'i-l#
W- Wolfe |ift5 5 28??-l.
W.c. woods.:. !mo^oo8oI13-14
SCORES or THE FIKTT-F1FTH KEG1MKNT.
Captain Klaithaar I fioo?4 i u i 0? 8?21
Sergeant "Uirbowtky ! SdO?J 0 * 0 3?'7?20
Corporal Hebllch j ggj jj J J
Captain Marran..... JOO?0 0 0 4 0?'4?M
Corporal Sultan.. IiouZh 6 0 0 0? 8?II
Lieutenant Moehrlug I &00?0 0 3 0 0? U
1 21)0 1 o 3 u 2? y
Corporal Bode } 0 0 3 0 0? 0?11
Private Lorgenberg j 2uj^) u 0 5 0 'i?U
NEW JERSEY'S DISGRACE.
THE WAB AGAINST FRAUD IN HCD80N COUNTT?
A STORMY DAT' AMONO THE FREEHOLDERS.
The Hercest fight ever wa^ed In New Jersey
airaniHt extravagance and fraud in public inttltu?
Hons is now la progress. The disgrace which Du
been Heaped upon toe taxpayers of Mmlsoa
county by the uutduahlng defence or fraud la
tbe Board ot Freeholders wan partly redeemed at
tbe meeting of that Hoard yesterdav, when Mesira.
O'Reilly and Cummlng arraigned trie system
of official corruption wltn a boldness and eff.-ol
that recalled tbe memorable invective or Attor
ney General Gilchrist and tbe charge or Judga
Bedle to tbe Jury In tbe malfeasance trial* wiibla
the same building.
At tbe opening of tbe proceeding! Mr. O'Reilly
insisted that tbe Tweed system of reading oilla la
bulk bo discontinued, and that tbe Item* in aU
bills be read. Hera Mr. Gibson became alarmed
and strenuously oblected, but Director Young
ruled cnat ttuy must be read aocordtng to Mc
O'ReiUy's request. Then loilowed exposure!
of a series or spurious claims and mosi
exorbitant charges, waicii were never iiv
tended to came to limit, but ouletiy pa?i
through the hands of committees. Mr. o'Reilij
called at'emiou to each or tnese Uerns, walie Mr.
Glnson kept up a ruunlus Ore of protest against
the objection* to them. Rut it was only wnen Mr.
Camming arose tuat the fl<ht falri? ooaimooced.
He moved thAt a system of rotrencument o?
Inaugurated in the Coauty Jail similar to
that iu Essex couury. tie submitted a briel
plsn, by truicn a eavlng of st leaal
$20,doo a year would be effected to the county,
Ueinre tbe closing wonis oi tbe resolution could
be pronounced Director Young, rapping neavuj
wuii tils gavel declared it out of order. Messra
O'Reilly, Camming, Van liorn, t're?man and
others protested against this arbitrary ruling,
and an appeal lrorn the decision was made.
Mr. Gibson moved to table tne apueal and
bis motion was supported oy Messrs. Harper,
Young and Mulioney. Af:?r loui sharp smr.
miahing, In wntcti Mr. McPhiiups, a quiet,
weil-m-uuing member, was captured bv tug
Philistines, the decision oi tbe Chair was -uitained
ngiti ft tue protests ol tbe iallowiag members
wnose mimes will neieafter be insclbed on the
roll of honor:?Memrs. Cronnam, Freeman, Heri
tage, Cuaming, Van Horn and O'Hail y. inis was
the first victory ror corruption.
Mr. o'Re lly men moved tnat the Board resolve
Itself into u Committee of tlie Wnole to cooxldei
un application of Mr. Allen, who offered to
take oaarge of tbe jail at a rate lot
each prisoner whica would save nearly
$10,000 a year. This motion Director Young
a:ain declared out of order, but Mr. O'Keillj
pressed It and it was carried. Mr. O'Reilly then
mauc a lengthy statement, setting form the econ
omy in me mauagemontot tbe K.?scx Count* JaiL
where the prisoners are fed at an expense ol
llt.ooo a year, *nu? in Hudson county, witu le?i
tiian half liie uutnberof prisoners, ibe expense n
more than douale. In tne former Institution tb?
cokt la only thirteen and a hair cents a head. In
the Him so n County Penitentiary It Is only tour
te?n cents a head. In the Almshouse thirieeu. id
the Lunatic Asyiuiu tweuty-oue tenia; an Met iu
view ol ah tnis the keeper of tae countj
jail receives lorty een's. There was plainly s
leak of |tf>,000 somewhere, sod ibis leak he pro
posed to stop. Messrs. Gibson ana uarper re
torted by abunlnir Mr. O'RcUy, wno was ably sus
tained by Mr. Cummlng. Tins ueutieman pro.
uueed i long roll oi statistics, wuii.li. ne said,
spoice more fotciMr than mere words. Diructot
^ oang t<?o< tiie floor and argued mat, inasmuch
as former boards did not remedy t>e extrava
gance, me present Boar 1 should ke< p h i nds off.
He then made me extraordinary oeoiaratiou, la
the fae) ol Mil the arunmeiits aui llgurea, tha; :n?
juil was the most economical Ibstuutlou la the
county. I his brought uown a volley of derisive
laupiiter iroiu trie loooy.
Mr. O'lteUy br?nded a* false the imputations
cast upon mm oy toe last speaker, who deliber
ately declared he would s ate tils reputation thit
bis (O'Reilly's) statistics in regard to t te Kssex
( Ounty Jail wore u iroled una uutrue. ??li," said
the speaker, glowing with uuinr.rion, "ne nas no
otner reputat.ou than that tiien bis teputatou il
irretrievably los ." This brought down 'lie lobby
and tor a time there was great excitement. Mr,
Cronham called on the mernoers as public olBtart
and as gentlemen to do tboir duty honestly, l'ne
management or the jail had been a sore and
a disgrace to the county long eootwn
and it was time to wipe It out. He had teen
visitors enrer mat institution aud come oat so
intoxicated that tuey na<1 to be taken away id
coacUes. He hftii endeavored to rame iy this die*
grace In former boards, bat he always leceived
sucu opposition tost he was left iu tue minority,
'flie result 01 me discussiou was the ap. oln merit
of a committee, consisting of Messrs. O'R- idy,
cumtuing. Cook. Gins ,0 and Young, 10 visit tue
Kescx County Jail aud mate a report to tue Board
at the next meeung. _ _
A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS*
Hugo MeNesblit, a laborer, was severely la>
jured yeateruay moruiug by an embankment
jo 11 ng upon him at tuo corner of fiiiy.uiuta street
and Eleventh avenue.
John Miller, a brakeman on a freight trsln ol
the New York and H ? rieiti Railroad, e;l Irom bis
car at Mott Haven yesterday morning, roceiving
severe ?njurie-? ai out tne ue til. He was taken 11
the Ninety uinm .?irrect R-caption Hospital.
Michael lennaat, 01 No. U5 Varicfc street, fsl
from ti e second story window 01 No. sao We*
street >o?teidrty tuoruiug, rtcchlna seuous !?
ternsl Inju 1 i?s. He was <ent to Believuo Uospnah
William Cuinpiieii, a flreuian ou tue New Havoa
? toamer c. tl. Nurtnam, lyiug at nidi i!> i-iast
River, was severely scaidod ou cue '.-ac^ aud .nas
yo-terdiiy ooioioa wmie ai ti iw in the caaiiMi
room, tie w .s >en in ihj Park Hospital.

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