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Mutual Aid Socloties*
Our attention has been attracted to a
llttlo pamphlet just printed in our job
rooms called the Constitution and Bylaws
ol Ibe i'eoplea' Mutual Aid Association
of Wheeling. The Awociation is
rirluajlj> a life insurance society, although
It docs not call Itscll by that
name. Its object Is to alleviate as far as
possible tho hardships that are liable to
belall tho lamiiy of tho working man
who dies before he has been able to pro.
vide anything ahead ol his current ncceasitlcs.
King Bolouoh said long ago that
tho destruction o( the poor was their poverty.
This wise observation is specially
appllcablo to the case of the poor who
are suddenly deprived of tho strong arm
that in health Insures them a support
When that arm la stricken
down then Indeed aro tho poor destroyed
by their poverty. No event in
our every day lite is more pitiable than
the death ol that member of tho lamiiy
upon whom helpless ones depend for
bread. Mo event is a sadder portent of
in urn. uuijr iu MIV nuiHiWU IttUlliy DUl 8180
to society ilaell. Poverty is not only the
destruction of tho poor ss regards the necessities
of their physical life, but likewise
ui regards the necessities ol their moral
and religious lite. It is a rare circumstance
that extreme poverty and virtue go handin
hand. Henco the memorable prayer
of Aava tho son of Jakbii, "gtvo mo
neither poverty nor riches; feed me with
tood convenient for me; lest 1 be poor and
steal, it: " And hence the great concern
manifested by the philanthropists and po
litical economists of modern times in legard
to the best methods of protecting society
against the curse of poverty. Poverty
is the great tempter that drags down innocence
to tho mire ol crime. A. few
days ago our dispatches told us that Wall
street, New York, was being specially
patrolled at this timo to protect the banks
in that vicinity sgainst tho sndden attempts
of desperate men to get the means
ol subsistence. Tho reason given was
that largo bodies ol men aro now out ol
work, and consequently out of the means
of supporting their families. The cry of
ail animal naturo lor food, whether
among brutes or human beings, is the
most formidable of cries. It is the cry
that the lion hunter dreads to hear in the
loreais or abi& ana Airica. It is the cry
that governments most dread among their
subjects. In somo cities, liko Paris, it
moans revolution. Xlenco the great concern
ol rulers and the wealthy classes 19 to
provide work for the laboring masses.
They know the intimate connection that
exists between want and crimc. And
even in this country, where the means of
escaping want are greater than in any
other part ol tho world, all intelligent
poople realize how deslrablo it is to tho
well being ol society that there should be
tho least possible amount of dependence
on charity lor the means ol support. The
man or woman, or the children, who are
necessitated to accept charity aro half demoralized
already, and in too many cases
becomo acccssible to the designs ol the
evil minded. Hence tho desirability of
some available means of rescuing the
families of worklngmen, suddenly left de
pendent, irom the misfortune of want. The
majority of laboring peaple, including
very many mechanics, have littlo or
nothing ahead in tho world. They
spend all they earn and, worso still, frequently
go recklessly in debt. Often
times during strikes, or other stoppages
Irom work, they aro obliged lo go in debt,
having nothing saved out ol former
earnings wherewith to support themselves
This will always be the case
with thousands who depend on their
daily wages. The great problem therefore
is as to the beat method ot inducing
laborers to invest a few dollars from lime
to time, with a view of, thereby insuring
their families against sudden want
Mutual aid associations and life insurance
companies aro among the most available
methods thus far devised for the protection
ot lamllies lelt dependent. The plan
ol these AidiAssociations is very simple
and should bo very efficacious.'.The association
consists of one,two or three,or more,
hundred members. Applicants for membership
are rated according to ago and
bodily condition. Tho association to
which wo have referred in tho outset ol
this article requires that all applicants
shall be between 21 and SO years ol ago.
Tho charges for admission are as follows:
Potaods -i and lom than 31 years of age, f'l
1'crruna US and leu than 41 yyiri of aku, (.1.
PeraonA 40 and teas tbaa 46 yeara of Age, (4.
Persona 45 and lata than 50 years ot ago, $5.;
Tho requlsito qualification for member
ship is that the applicant be a resident ol
tho United States, of good moral character,
and in possession ol some reputable
mode ol livelihood. Upon the death ol
any member of tho association It is made
tho duty of tho Secretary and President
to notily all tho members ol tho fact,
and thereupon each surviving member
is required vflthin thirty days alter receiving
said notice to pay the association
the sum of fonr dollars and ten
cents. Four dollars ol this assessment
goes to tho family of tho deceased,
and il there are one hundred members
the sum amounts ol course to lour hundred
dollars, an amount which, coupled
with almost any exertion at all, goes a long
way, in economical hands, to allevlato actual
pressing want. Such associations,
however, aro intended to embrace five
hundred members, and instead of paying
four hundred dollars to the lamily of a
deceased member are expected to pay say
two thousand dollars. Out of Ave hundred
members thero Is say a likelihood of
two per cent of deaths in tho course ol a
witness, it you pleaso tho annihilation nnd
overlasting destruction of all who miy
dare oppose those modern Joshuas on
their onward much to this littlo ofllco.
Be ashamed, and get out of the old man's
way, and give it to mo for one term, and
then you may fight over it hereafter.
Now, Calvin Jones, take a seat and tit
down, crosi your legs, and don't be uneasy.
You came out for this ofQce two
months after I did; why are yon so anxious
for me to quit and let you run 1 Sit
still; you know that I can beat you two to
ono in an even race. Now, Mr. Jones,
this ofllco would be an injury to you; you
are worth some $8,000 or $4,000, a firstrate
farm In Greasy Cove, and a good
farm on the Cherokee. You had bettor
bo breaking up your ground for wheat.
Now, fellow citizens, my habits: I am a
sober man; I am a moral man; as for honeaty,
I am as honest as the times will admit
of. ir I am your choice, I will attend
to business closely."
?James H. Blount was renominated
by acclamation tor Congress by the Democrats
of the Macon (Qa.) district at the
convention at MiUedgevlllo Wednesday.
warm reeling, from all the genlleuieu we
came in coutact with, as 10 inspire us
wilh a sentiment of gratitude, and evokeing
the sentiment that if there is a home
and a city we would like to call onr own,
it Is the flourishing city of Wheeling.
Tim most important item of news In
our dispatches this morning Is tho Information
that England,France and Germany
have recognized tho Republic ol
Spain. While this recognition may not
put an end at once to the Carlist rebellion
yet it will undoubtedly tend dccldedly to
demoralize it.
Drownlow's Brother.
Senator Brownlow has a brother who
seems, in his way, to be about as eccentric
as he. At the lato election In Tenncssco
he was a candidato for County Register,
and issued an address to his fellowcitizens
containing the following minute
statements concerning himself and his opponents
"I am aTennesseean by birth, and all
that this world implies. 1 am fifty-nine
years old' and have been living iu the
State and in the county thirty-flvo years,
laboring in your midst ns as humblo mechanic,
until I am broke down. Some
seven years ago I lent my wife, sho left
me with fivo orphan children to take
care of. I married the second wile, and
sho is weakly. My friend, Mr. Jarvis, is
a man of property, lie owns two farms
on tho Cherokee, and has had this little
office twelve months, and dnring that
time ho has been keeping school at Bell's
school house, and hired Mr. Charles Desser
to attend to his business in this offlco.
He has five more months to teach at
Bell's, In order to mrke out his school,
and now has ono Vineto Zine, oi
index notoriety, as his deputy, and
will continue said Zino it elected. Now,
tallow-citizens, Is It fair tor this man Jarvis
to grab it all? Bun, stand thou on
Mount Qibeon, high in the heaven*; and
thou. moon, in the Valluv ol Ai-nlnn Rnri
yetr. The death rate la the city ol
Wheeling for the six months ending Jul]
1st, was leu than one and one-hall per
ccnt ol the population. Counting the rati
however at two per cent per annum, and
each member of a mutual aid associstioc
numbering fire hundred memben would
pay $40 per annum In order to provide
$2,000 lor their families In caso ol death.
This is probably as cheap a provision ai
any man can make for his family. How
many ol these aid associations exist in
the city we do not know, nor yet the extent
ol Ihotomcmberahip, but where they
are conducted on business principles they
should aflord the same protection to the
families of those who belong to them that
a well conducted Fire Insurance Company
does to thoso who are Insured In it.
Wash. Co., Pa. Politics.?'The liepublicans
of Washington county will hold
their primary meetings on tbo 22j of
August. At these elections they will
chooso delegates to a convention to be
held in Washington on tbe 24th. The
following officers are to be chosen this
lall, viz: Three members of the General
Assembly, a District Attorney, a County
Commissioner, County Surveyor, Auditor,
Coroner and Director of the Poor.
A member of Congress is also to bo voted
for. The Hon. Wm. 8. Moore, the pres
ent member, is a candidate for re nomination.
The following is a list ol the candidates
announced in the Reporter for the
various offices named, viz:
General Auembly? Capt. J. K. Billings?...
u;i?? f r ~~?-i?? t 1. v? W
vij I WiliH V. U>JCHUail| OUHUJJU AV illU"
Clain, Samuel L Hughes, Juhn Farrcr,
Divid Aiken, James P. Qobby, Capt.
John 8. Duncan and James M. Weaver.
'For Commusioner?Joseph 8. Gaston,
8. T. Jackmao, J. C. McNary, Samuel B.
Campbell, C. V. Greer anil Samuel R.
for Auditor?Colin M. 8indley, John
UcClain and Helmund C. Wolf.
Dirtclor of ths Poor?Samuel K. Weirich,
Wm. Dinamore and Daniel Hoses.
For the position ol District Attorney,
John A. Hcllvaine is announced, and lor
County Surveyor, Allen J. White.
Tim great Democratic pow-wow comes
oil to day at Ellenboro, whereat it la proposed
to nominate a candidate for Congress
Irom this District. Quite a large
delegation left this city last evening lor
the seat of war. At last accounts the
probabilities were that Col. Bus Wilson
would bo nominated on the first ballot.
II he docs not go through at once he may
miss it altogether, as there is an element
among tho Democracy decidedly averie
to bis nomination. Col. Ben is not a man
of universal popularity with his party in
this District, and thero are some who
think him one ol the weakest, if not tho
very weakest candidate beloro the convention.
Whoever may be tho nominee,
however, tho opposition will bo apt to
give him a lively fight for an election.
Brotukh Diunosii, of tho Parkeraburg
was highly pleased with his
late visit to Wheeling. He expresses himself
as follows in Tuesday's issue of his
"We will, irom day to day, give our
impressions ol Wheeling, where we met
with a cordialitv. ffeneriwitv and niirh n
, What Ooorgo Alfred Townsond
I Learned at Tilt on'a Houso.
i . .
What Houlton Bald to Him Con'
cerning tho Ureat Scandal.
CSpecI^I DIfpitch to tho Chicago Trltmoo 1
New Yoiik, August fl.?i left Saratoga
Friday night, took breakfast in New
York, and immediately proceeded to
Brooklyn and the cottage ol Theodore
Tilton. I sent In my card, and, being received
with courtesy, expressed my desire
to obtain at once whatever he might bo
willing to give the Chicago Tribune. He
seemed puzzled at first, but, alter a while,
proceeded to speak of the mental rack he
was going through, and assured mo that
if 1 would return in an hour I should
have the day and night in his company.
I went immediately to the house ol Prank
Moulton, whom I well knew. Moulton
waa very busy revising his statement.
Thcnco I went to the cilice of Judgo Morris.
Mr. Tiltoo, Judgo Morris, and myself
then took a carriage and drove to tho
sea-shore, six miles distant. We were
gone all that afternoon. 1 put lawyer
and man under as close an examination
as was compatible with our relations and
my knowledge ot Tilton's nature. Mr.
Tilton never tlinched. Mr. Morris' heart
waa in his defense. Such a story, so related,
it would be impossible for mo to
repeat. The substance of it 1 shall give
you. Wo returned to Brooklyn, and Mr.
Tilton and myself sat up till midnight,
still laboring over the same theme, and
finally were the only two tenants ot the
cottage, except Katie, the old servantmaid.
?iVe retired about 1 o'clock and
aroso and breaktasted together. Though
in this darkened bouse of woe, desolate of
wire or children, I never felt under more
peaceful protection; for tho purity, the
soirow, and the bravery of the man who
slept in the very chamber where he listened
to tho dread confession of guilt permeated
the place. His conversation all
day had been of a sweet and lofty sort,
scarcely like anvthincr worldly *1 ever
heard." That part of the public which I
measures him by the false orbit of Ucocher
is not aware of the man's height.
another day: "Gath, I cannot speak of
anything material as to what I shall have
to say, but this I tell you bb between
Beecher and Tilton in their behavior under
tire, Tilton is infinitely the larger,
more self reliant, more reliable man. 1
ntviir heard him lie, and Beecher has
been lying during the whole of the controversy.
IIo began it with an act of
troachery, confessing his adultery with
j Elizabeth to me, asked me to walk with
him round to Tilton's house, and, going
in there, the husband being absent, he extorted
from Elizabeth a retraction ol her
[Confession. With this in his pocket, he
walked back to my house and then asked
me to walk to bis, and whilo talking in
despair and contrition all the way, he still
held that pieco of paper in his pocket."
Baid I to Mr. Moulton; "Is it true that
you got that back by presenting a pistol
at his head V"
Ho said: "No; but as soon as Thoodoro
told mo that Elizabeth had acknowledged
writing that retraction, I went
round to Mr. Beecher's and insisted upon
seeing him, and I said: 'You are affecting
to be making a covenant to keep perpetual
truce, and yet, Mr. Beecher, you are!
already intriguing. I shall go out ot this
office of mediator, unless you instantly,
surrender the paper.' He has no moral
pluck. How can ho have, living such a
"Then," Baid I to Mr. Moulton, "you;
cannot seo
j Baid Moulton: "He may escapo the
peiiaiuu], uui not me iscts. 1 tDintt this
Council will whitewash him, and that
Plymouth Church will take him hack;
but I have heard Irom his own lips things
to revolt>t." 1 forbear to Bend you the
language which Mr. Moulton repealed to
mo as having come from Mr. Deecber's
lips, both on account of its exceeding
ftithiness, and because the ladies referred
to have been in no way connected with
the Tilton case.
1 asked Mr. Moulton: "Will ycu put
these stories in your evidence f"
"Not a line," said Moulton, "except the
letters bearing on the Beechcr-Tilton
case. I pray the Lord I may never bo
put through this ordeal in any other case.
Wh7,1 have fled the city, bidden myself,
labored to the last minute to get these
people to stand aloof, and Bave the world
a horror; but, when I am catchiog it on
every Bide lor this sacrifice, Mr. lieecher
writes me a letter and makes my answer
public in order to appear to establish a
point for him. That resolved mo to make
my second answer public.
since this crime cannot avail with mo, nor
will I Bee him lurther trample on Theodore
Tilton,whom he has dragged through
the Area of hell already."
Mr. Moulton further aaid that Beecher
had long ago aaid to him: "Tilton comes
no more to church; let us edge him out.
drop his name. You must act with me."
"In another respect," continued Moulton,
"Beechor has lied. He gavo me his
solemn word that since the discovery ho
had not had communication with Mrs.
Tilton. Now road this, which Theodore
discovered hidden in the pages of Mr.
Beecher'e 'Life ol Christ," bis presentation
Thon were shown various
no its mo love lrttbus,
revealing the deep Illicit love of a preachcr
for another man's wile thinly concealed
under Bcripture phrases?blasphemies,
taken in this connection?but
yet, apparently, the hysteria of love. In
one written from his sister's house, be
begs Mrs. Tilton to write him somo comforting
letters, and then says, the words
being deeply underscored, " You can be
admitted lure." There was another, saying
: "Oomt Friday night, at 1 thaU be
amy aUlht fore part of nextwek."
Tncro were no signatures to any of
"Now," said Moulton, "put these letters
by date in conjunction with this one from
Mrs. Tilton, where she says 'Wo must
soon meet, set consolation, and have nesthiding.'
"Why, Gath," aaid Moulton,
"they call me a conspirator Bgalnst
Beocber. I can't be a looi. Here I have
the papers by which I know where the
guilt Is. They call me a blackmailer.
What has Beecher to give rut? lama
member of a large business house, and 1
have continually given to the Plymouth
Church as liberally as any man there. I
uumn juu j'viouubiij mo liuvi
"Not one," ho answered.
Having passed the night at Tilton's
house, I arose at 5 o'clock to write, and,
aa I passed down tho stairs and through
the house, I was struck with the resemblance
ol the place in profusion ! engravings
to the residence ol tho lato
Charles Sumner. Yet ono thing
About a dozen of tho engravings were
priests. The priest was tho monarch of
tho dwelling. In one room thero was
Schacttert pictnro of a devil insidiously
bidding a white-robed Christ throw himself
down from the height. At hand was
Adieu au Monde, a young priest led to tho
cloister, gazing for the last time at the
picture of his love. Sight opposite this
was a kneeling nun, by Gerard. Justin
view was Page's portrait ol Mrs. Tilton,
a round-headed, dark curled little woman,
a sort of Little Dorrlt. Over the msnlel
was Page's Shakespeare. Next to it a
fine portrait of Wendell Phillips. A Paul
Do La Rocho artist's proof quite reached
acroes tho dining-room. Tho Grave-Digger
and Hamlet looking down on Ophelia's
coffin was in a corner with Titian's Du
sometimes think that those two people believed
there was such a thing as sinless
sin. Beecher was ill love with Elizibeth
as ho never was with any other woman.
They grew together in spiritual things bo
far that, for a time, they hardly knew the
carnal from the spiritual. That is why 1
claim that my wife kept her purity of
heart while breaking her vows."
I then put a question quite personal:
"Mr. Tilton, may not that confuBion ol the
spiritual and the carnal have been encouraged
by some similar theories of
yours as to tho freedom of intercourse ?"
"No; I never held free-love doctrines; I
was editiDg a liberal paper, devoted to the
examination of those questions of femalesulirago,
tho wile'a right to property, and
so forth, and, merely as a literary excursion,
I one day criticised the diversity of
tho laws ot divorce, and that was my offense
in that way.
I will tell you how I loat some ol
Elizabeth's esteem. It was by abjuring
the Divinity ol Christ; that to her was
einful, and she had the proof-sheets of the
"Life of ChriBt" read to her by Mr.
Beecher. Ho always had the advantage
of me by believing nearest her faith."
" Well," Baid I, "you did writo the
Woodliull's lilt!" "I did said Mr. Tilton,
"to keep off tho imputation from my
family. I had never seen Mrs. Woodhull
but once, but Boon after that she
camo to my office and showed mo a paragraph
relating to a clergyman who was
the seducer of his friend's wife. SheBaid:
'Do you know who is tho woman referred
to in that paragraph*' 'How should I
know?'said I. 'Why,' sho said, 'that is
your own wile, and you know It.'
"Then I began to use every means In
my power, mysell and my friends, to keep
that woman Irom publishing that story.
I praised her wisdom and person, and
staved off the explosion for a year. They
knew my weakness and demanded more.
Finally, Col. Blood camo to mc with a
biography ol Mrs. Woodhnll. I had to
consent (and I regret it), and published it
in tho (lolden A}). It awoke a tempest,
and put me under tho public ban, but you
know what I had to do It lor."
Bald I, "Mr. Tilton, can you say in a
court of justice that none of those scandals
.knnt ,.0.. nahnnalln ???
would have spared Mr. lieechcr with
money or blood, but when he defies mote
produce theso letters, supposing I will not
and that ho will get a point on mo and a
1 now one on Theodore, he has played 11
too line.
if a wealthy merchant, probably about 8S
1 years old. lie has red hair and light
fikio, a mustache, and a bold, prompt way
ol speech. lie is the physical antipodes
of Tilton, who is a tall, strango, unworldly-looking
man liko a great Sunday
school boy. Moulton is rough and ready.
These two men think highly nl each
other, and Moulton says that Tilton's
house was a pericct roso-garden, and
when he heard of the skeleton in it, he
was more staggered than ever Id hla lile.
I think ho has extreme contempt tor
Beecher'a hypocritical life, but no dislike,
lie thinks, too, that in his cilorta to shake
ott the coil oi guilt which has bo long enveloped
him, Ikecher's remaing graces
have been warped; that melancholy has
enshrouded him, and he has become ungracious,
evasive, crafty, and desperate.
"What is
anyway?" said 1.
"Well," said Tilton, "It is a kind of clubhouse,
with female attendants. Thero
are about 2,200 members. Thero are also
about filty very rich and cordial men in
the church, who look on it iu the light of
a social club. They are generally worldly
men, who liko Beecher and the snappy,
smartish things he has to flay, his humor
and his company; and they put up their
money, rejoice in the institution, and
otherwise play poker, go to the theatre, or
what not. iJeecher is a magnificent
preacher, full ot things which touch the
sensibilities of people, and a vatt mass of
women go there for their souls to be converted
and made good. Now put these
two elements together, tho warmth and
belief of all these women, the wealth and
public spirit ol those men, and you can
make, in a detatched, dullish town like
Hrnnlrlvn nn inntltntlnn i mini in n mt*r- I
chants' exchange. There are plenty of
men belonging to Plymouth Church who
do not care whether Beecher is a debauch*
er or not."
'I think not," said the Judge; "that is,
I do not think Beecher, if found guilty,
will be sustained by the community.
Why, they are already dropping away
from him in this city, among his own people;
takeout Plymouth Church and its influence
and Brooklyn is all Tilton now.
Two out ol the three newspapers here
show that. The Rigid takes the other
side because ita editor, Ivinselli, is to be
tried for adultery with Mrs Field, and
this case will have a bearing upon that."
"Mr. Tilton," said I, approaching this
delicate question after a pause, "how can
you make tho world understand that
curious theory that your wife could surrender
to tho embrace of another and still
be pure at heart V"
"Because," said Tilton, "1 know it from
knowing her; Irom her letters which you
have seeD; lromthe absolute possession ol
her whole nature by tho religious affections.
To her, Henry Ward Beecher was
Christ. Now, can't yoa conceive that the
Man ol Hazweth might have made it a
part ol his Gospel to teach women to commit
error with him? To Elizabetn, Henry
Ward Boecher was the very savior ol
men. Look at the letters written after
her confession and his remorse, and see
how they breathe the voice of passion and
religion inseparably. 'We will
he says in this place, and in the next bo
solicits an asiitrnation. Unon mv word. I
clicsa ot Modern. The Madonna de It
i Sisto ?u over Mr. Tilton's dak. Kaulbauch's
Venus, lUlcatog amorously to
, Learnlng'crowned with laurel, was on tho
i floor. On one ol the parlor mantela were
Itubcn'a Descent from the Croaa, Titan's
Christ Tempted with Collar's Coin, and
I David's Napoleon In the Imperial Robes.
Over tho piano were Page's curious oilpainting
ol Ohriat, and engravings ol John
Milton and Sir Philip Sidney. Oatr the
daughter Florence's beautifully carved
writing case was her father's oil painting, i
Orer Mrs. TUton's household organ, |
which sho played sweetly, was a large i
crayon of Horace Greeley. Over the !
book-caso was what I took to bo another 1
priest watching, In a dark archway, two j
flgnres kissing in a sun-lighted court I
never saw so many pictures emotional ol j
the matter so lately enacted In this house, c
Aa to t
above referred to, she is the Idol of her '
lather, and in lull sympathy with him. t
He says that she is the embodiment of
more talent, tenderness, and real woman- (
hood than any person he ever knew. c
The night we came in we found that she 8
had been there and departed, leaving >
him a little note, which brought tears to ?
my eyes when it said. "My dear papa, 1
shall wo not all come together again ? '
My heart la with your sufferings." Such t
a lamily I never saw lor high pride cf n
character, not indiSerent to the world, 1<
but not living lor it. The man is r
dow u before ho mi compelled to tra- 0
duce H with this tragedy. Ho did it j,
when he found that Beecher, in hU eflort ,
to make her the victim of hii dreadful u
secret, waa overthrowing her character, j
leading her into deceit,and poisoning her ,
tnlod more than he had defiled her body. ?
lie never spoke to Beecher after the con- g
lession, for good or ill, until December tl
20tb, six months alter Xlizibeth'a confea h
aioD; and then, presuming that sho had j
told Beecher of that conleasioo, told her ri
to notify him that they understood each 4
other. He had commanded her to do ^
that. Shesaid she had obeyed, but she _
(eared Beecher's upbraMal, the curse of ,
her Bishop, as be bad become. When ^
Tilton found that Beecher was still going D
on unbluahingly, he took s
He went straight to the elegant residence n
ot his friend Frank Moulton, and told him tl
tho story ol the griela he had carried in tl
his bosom all thoso months. Prior to n
that time, only old Mrs. Morse and Oliver si
Johnson knew of it. Johnson knew of it
as Tilton's workmate, whom every day he P
advised to beware ol Beecher. He has n
since had the ingratitude to stick to his It
bread and butter rather than to the truth, b
Old Mrs. Horse got it from her daughter,
and knew Moulton was to receive it as an
official part ol the work to be put upon
him aa second or ambassador. Tilton, r|
quiet aa he always grows at decisive ,j
limes, Baid without a Hatter: "Frank ^
Moulton, I want you to go straight to .
Plymouth Church, and demand Mr. 0
Becclier to come to thia house and lace (|
me." It was Bnowing. Moulton met
Beecher lust ffoinc tnin ill"
. ? - ? o ?? ?? t j
touched iiim on the arm, and said: ?
"Theodore Tilton is at my house in a
etrange state or mind. He knows ot your .<
aflair with his wile. He has her con- a
lesalon in writing. You had belter come B]
with mo." Like one paralyzed first, and n
automatic afterward, Beechcr walked *
away. He entered the room where Til- tj
ton sat, and Tilton locked the door. .(
There was no violence. With low.de- D
liberate speech, Mr. Tilton gave Mr. ^
Beecher an account of the wrong he had a
done him, proof by proof, incisive and u
cumulative. Mr. Beecher sat there like a c
stone, despair and silence upon him.
I W hen Tilton finished, ho waved his haud fl,
I and said: n
i "this is a dhkam, tiibodohk.,? n
| Alter a whilo ho said louder, and with o
I a sigh that seemed to come from remorse a
and terror: "You have a right to kill c
me; 1 have forfeited my life to you. Take
it." "No," said Tilton, "but you shall ri
not walk merrily over this town, while 1
go to my work with sorrow and a sore 2
heart every day. I will compel you to
know that you are discovered, Mr. g
Beecher." gj
He unlocked the door and let the priest b
go out. Beecher walked away with
Moulton, and the latter said: ''Beecher, j
you two men havo your children to save; #
let me bring you together, or work to d
keep this secret down. I do not want to
see you ruined. His children are dear to r
me. hut he narpfnl hn?
(lore. His own misery will push him far fl
enough. If you add any thlDg to it, you
will pull this city down.
"Has Theodoro got that confession f" r
asked Beecher.
"Ho has ami I have seen it," said Moul- ?
"0, my God t" said Beecher, "where 0
can X go* t]
Yet Mr. Beecher did know where to go. tl
He went that night to tho house ot Mrs. a
Tilton, and got Irom her a written retrac- o
Hon. The same night Mrs. Tilton told c
her husband that she had given the re- tl
traction, and again Moulton was called In. a
Ho went, as I havo described above, to
Mr. Beecher, and compelled him to give I
tho paper up. from that time forward, a
Moulton, certain that Beecher would play v
Sickle, kept all the documents, and that r
is wby lie baa them.
my imphessiou (
ol all this sffiir is that Mr. Beecher, alter
a long course of other dalliances more or n
less guiliy, found in his declining years, c
say at 00, his match in Mrs. Tilton; that a
is to say, she had a highly-wrought and
eialtcd mind, loved him with that feeling
which would consent to be his daughter a
or consent to bo i his wife, and, having
yielded to the latter inducement, had the
power o! life, lova, and spirit ao keep this .
flue old platitudinarian her faithfully J
? r
The Iron Trade. k
Offici o? William Mkaks, I '
Chicihhati, August 11th. f 1
"tbe market for pig iron Is quieter, un- '
dcr the Influence oi a lighter demand, j
The fall trade will develop greater activ- e
ity at fall quotations, but .the quantity In 1
the bands ol produce will probably pre- '
vent an early advance in prices. Borne ?
low are held out ot the market at figures
above preaent quotations, bat producers c
generally arc disposed to follow the mar- !
ket eo long as they have Iron on hand, J
preferring to keep their places with old
customers, no matter what the figures,
than to withdraw their iron and run the J
rlik of being supplanted by thoso who are ,
willing to sell. The general Improvo- t
ment in builnoas is creating a better feel- 1
mg In Iron circlea, and ?ach succeeding j
day will find the trade in a healthle r con- (
'ditto. '
(By Um WmUts Union Lice.
J "co MorUtwoat cor. ol Main and Monro*) Bts,
The Negro Itlol in Austin, Miss.
Usuruu, August 13.?'Tho parties who
irrived by the steamer Bt. Francla, state
hat tho Negroes occupied Austin at 3 r.
>i. yesterday. C'apt. Jas, Lee, ot the
ilcamer Bt. Francis, which arrived Irom
leiow this morning, Bsys that alter the
Negroes who bad Austin surrounded were
epulscd yesterday, that they disapKared,
and that tho story was soon cirluiated
that they were now murdering
he women and children left unprotected,
rbia caused tho men who bad beon doending
tho place to start (or their homes
o protect their lamiiles, and Austin was
oon lelt without any defenders, except
me or two white mon, and the negroes
ame aod took possession and broke open
aloons|and stores and helped themselves,
nd st last accounts they had committed
io act ol violedcc toward the few whites
tho were unable to get away; but as they
rero becoming drunk there were fears of
heir burning tho village. They sent a
lessenger to Cspt. Lee asking bim to
jnd there, but he bad a large number of
elugees ou board, some of whom Ihe
egrots had threatened to kill. One
r&a Or. Phillips, lato Republican member
f the Legialttnra. Tho relUEcea heaved
iui not to do so and lio passed on up
rilhout landing. Gen. Chalmers came
p on the steamer St. Francis to Peters
ending, where the tit. Francis met the
rhites with reinlorcements Irom here,
le was requested by the Deputy
herifi, in the absence of the Sheriff,
) take command of the men, and he/went
ack with them. They will land at O
1 Landing and endeavor to cut oil the
etreat o! the negroes irom the hills, and
oubtless ere this the whole force has
een captured, as the negroes had no subicions
of the approach of this force, and
rere too busily eugsged in debauch to
e prepared to meet them. Qen. Chaliers
is a man well' known for coursge
nd coolness, and his being in command
ives assurance that no blood will be unecessarily
shed. It Is proper to state
lat politics has nothing to do with this
rouble, and that Mayor Woodson and a
umber of men who have been probribed
by the negroes are Republicans.
The news Irom Austin is anxiously exected
this morning, but as it is twenty
liles to the nearest telegraph station, it
i not probable that anything definite will
e obtained before noon.
[second dispatch.]
Memphis, August 12.?Tho Appear s
pecial from Helena Ibis morning, after
icounting the occupation of Austin by
le negroes, as already reported, Bays:
it Bennett Landing Col. Morgan held a
ouncil and stated that it was too hazardus
to make an assault upon the blacks enrenched
at Austin, ior want of proper
uthority, suitable numbers and ammunion
and preferred landing at Moon's,
bove Austin, where he could put himself
1 a hotter place and await Executive aulority.
Qen. Chalmers came on board
nd objected to landing at Moon's and inst^d
on landing at O. K. or Bhoo Fly,
lost of tho ofllcers agreeing with him.
'o this Col. Morgan objected, as being in
10 midst of and subjecting the command
san attack from all sides whilo unpre
ared. He then ordered back tho comllssary
supplies which had been landed
nd Captain Finley's company, which
ad been thrown out as skirmishers, and
ailing the ofllcers together, told them he
>lt it was his duty under the circumtanccs
not to take tho risk. They delanded
that he would carry tho comland
first. To this most of the ofllcers
bjected, and Colonel Morgan resigned,
nd General Chalmers whs elected as
ommander, and landed at Shoo Fly.
Later.?Tho lollowing has just been
Helena, August 12.
"j Thou. n. Allen X- Co.:
Bend us reinforcements by 8t Francis,
end guns with fixed ammunition if posible.
Send rations for ten days lor live
undrcd men. I
[Signed] J. U. Chalmers.
'rom which it would seem that General
Jhalmers had decided not to attack toav.
Memphis, August 12.?The Appear?
lelena special, dated 11:20 this morning,
1vs 80me thirty Mififiiaainniftn straimli'i-fl I
-om the force whicb lelt Alempbla yeasrday
Tor Austin arrived there ttila murnjg
on the steamer White and put np at
Prlway'a Hotel. The colored people, un*
ble to understand the meaning of this
rmcd squad of men, became much exited.
About S o'clock A. m. the Mayor
btained possession of their arms and had
lem put ontho wharlboat for shipment
y the first steamer. On the arrival of
le little ateamer Trader the Misslssippins,
escorted by the Mayor, Bherifi and
ther officials, and followed by a large
rowd of negroes, were marched sboard
io trader and shipped to Austin, bag
nd baggage.
Nothing reliablo from Austin to day.
legrocs report a fight there last night,
nd it ia said that six or eight whites
rere killed. The following has just been
Jackson, Mas., August 12.
bl. Marion Campbell, Helena;
You are requested and authorized by
le to supprtsa tbe riot at Austin, to the
nd that peace may bo restored and life
[Signed] J. Amhs, Ooiernor.
Uol. Campbell goes to Austin immodltcly.
MKurma, August 12 ?Tbe excitement
lire In regard to tho Austin riot la booming
more intense, owing to unfounded
umora of young mon ol this cily being
tilled In the attack on that place. The
allowing is posted about tbo city: "Re*
lable men wanted to report on board the
turner Bt. Francis at 4 o'clock this day,
rms and ammunition to bo furnished.
Uso thrco hundred men, well armed and
quipped, to report at tbo same time and
ilacc; and about twenty good pieces ol
rtillery and flvo ortlllcryisu. Gen. King
Vbite, of Arkansas, will assume com*
aand of tbo above men."
Thia poster has added to the exciteaent.
It is thought that several hundred
rill go to night on the St. Francis. Three
ileces of artillery are expected this niter*
iixtb dispatch.
Memphis, August 12 ?Tho Appeal's
Helena special says Mr. Sebastian, just
.rrived from Austin, makea tho following
tatement: Between 300 and 400 men
rom Memphis landod at Shoo Fly, five
niles below Austin, this forenoon, and
narched into the town without oppoalion
at 3 o'clock. Tho citizens had aban*
loned tho placo tbo previous evening.
Tho colored men after holding the place a
event liusaia would at onco como to the
assiBtanco of Kaahgar, more so since
China is known to bo arming also lor a
war with Russia.
A Small AHalr.
INUUNM'OUS, August 12.?There Is a
very small attendance at the Independent
Masa Convention in this city to day, not
over fifty delegates being present. The
2d, 3J, -lib, 10th and 12th Congressional
Districts are not represented. Hon. A.
C. Stevenson, ot Green Csstle, was chosen
Chairman, with the usual number ol Secretaries
and Vice Presidents. A resolution
was passed declaring tbo places cf
Attorney General and Auditor on tho Independent
ticket vacant. Tho nominee
lor tho latter ofllco, Mr. Anderson, had accepted
the nomination lor tho same ofllco
on the Democratic ticket, and tho tormer
declined alter tho appointment of the
Committees. Tho Convention adjourned
till 3 F. x.
[ ucvu nwuruCU 10 JMDg. i lie UrldgQ 18 to
be of tubular wrought iron, with lour
spans, one hundred and live feet each.
Reports from the extreme southwestern
part of the State show that already
there is much suffering there on account
of the destruction oi the crops, grass and
everything by the grasshoppers, and the
settlers are obliged to let their cattle and
hogs starve. Movements for relict are
beiDg made in this city and elsewhere.
An arrival from Spotted Tail's Agency
to-day says Spotted Tail's band refuses
to move to the new reservation, as proposed
by Bishop Hare and other Commissioners,
and are very indignant and much
excited over it. It is probablo that force
will havo to bo used to make them leave.
The Indians at both reservations are in
a high state ol excitement over tho killing
oi Stabbcr and party, reported a few
days ago.
Custar's movement causes tho Indians
evident anxiety, fearing his movement is
to crush them between Gen. Ord's and
Custar's forces.
Nkw York, August 32.?A South
American letter says tho governments of
tho Chill and Argentine Republics have
resolved to submit their boundary question
to a tribunal of arbitration. The
Argentine Republic, it is said, will select
tho President of the U. B. as arbitrator.
Chill will select tho Emperor of Brazil,
while tho King of Belgium will bo asked
to serve as third arbitrator in case the
others do not agree.
A European correspondent writes that
nows has reached Berlin that China has
pushed forward 10,000 troops to tho
Kasbgar frontier and in addition placed
large garrisons in the town; of Barkerel
Chanis. Troops havo moreover been
concentrated in the North in Yanbakata,
Celdo and Ulyasutar, which can bo readily
mado available for a war with Kasbgar.
It is proposed to attack tho latter country
simultaneously from two sides. At Bt.
Petersburg it is believed that in ih?t
fen boars and Backing it left for thcli
homes. The Memphlslans found about
80 negroes in the town who surrendered
i at once. Eight ot them were arrested
and put in jail, the others being non combatants
were not molested. Everything
tip Jo 0 A. M, when I left, was quiet. At
Trotter's Landing I learned that tho nogroea
were organizing for the purpose of
retaking Austin, and their pickets are
stopping everybody. Col. Campbell, formerly
cheriQ of Do Soto county, litis,
has crossed tbo river here and' gone to
Austin to endeavor to rcstoro peace.
Mbmpuis, August 13.?The latest roports
Irom Austin statu that the improvised
troops had disbanded and gone
homo and peace is restored. The imprcssion
prevails here that a lew determined
men could have prevented tho whole
allair at the outset by meeting tho negroes
before summoning help from elsewhere.
Nkw Yobk, August 12.?Among the
papers recorded at tho Registers office
yesterday was a settlement mado by
Leonard VV. Jerome and wife in view of
tho contemplated marriage ol their
daughter Jennie with Lord Kandolph
Henry Bpencer Churchill, son of the English
Marquis of Blandford. Under this
marriage settlement Thos. M. Foote, of
this city, and George Charles Spencer
Churchill, Marquis ot Blandford, aro constituted
truatees to receive and pay over
an annuity of $10,000 gold, and It is a
stipulated case that Lady Churchill, Miss
Jerome, should die belore ber husband,
leaving no issue of her surviving, that
$125,000 in gold shall threafter be paid to
Lord Churchill, and further provision is
made for the payment of $250,000 in gold
to their heirs should both of them die
leaving no issue of their marriage. Tho
Union League Clnb House is made security
for this settlement
^ Yesterday a private meeting was held
wj ? uuuiuci ui iuc uiusl prominent iiauroad
managers. Among those present
were H. J. Jewelt, ol the Erio Railroad;
Thos. A. Scott, ol the Pennsylvania Railroad;
W. II. Vanderbilt, ol the New York
Central; Wm. Bliss, of tho Boston and
Albany; W. K. Muir, of the Great Western,
of Canada. Tho object lor which
tho meeting was held was to discuss till
matters concerning freights. After a
long discussion the meeting was adjourned
with tho understanding that
another should bo held for the regulation
of all questions relating to the passenger
A |5.000 MOUTOAOE.
I On a record book in tho registers of fines
of Brooklyn there is a mortgage signed by
1 Hemy W. Beecher and Eumco W. Beecher,
his wife, lor five thousand dollars on
[ their Columbia Heights residence. It is
dated May 1st, 1873, and sworn to beloro
Justico of tho Peace, Swedker, bofore
whom Theodore Tilton swore to his statement
charging Mr.Beecher with adultery.
Horace Webster, President ol the Brooklyn
Savings Bank, is said to have made
tho loan. Tho loan was given about the
timo Mr. Beecher's son, Henry, became
involved in his lumber business in Brooklyn,
but it is strongly hinted in Brooklyn
that it was prepared to meet a sudden demand
Irom another quarter.
Items from (he West:
Omaiia, AugTst 12.?Tho delegates of
aa independent party, composed largely
ol Grangers, met in convention to-day at
Lincoln. Twenty counties were represented.
They decided to call a State
Convention at Lincoln, September 8th,
and will then nominate a lull State ticket.
The movement originated in this county.
Tho Republicans claim that it is a movement
of dilapidated politicians. The
Democrats are jubilant over any movement
calculated to weaken the former.
The contract lor building a bridge over
tho North Platte at Fort Laramie fcas
Poatmmtora tro wqawtcd to act m Agent*.
Kbw Yokk, August 13.?Mr. Mouiton
sold this morning that his statement
would not be mado public to day, but re(used
to answer tho question when the
statement would bo given out.
General Tracy was met going to Mr.
Shearman's houso. lie said he had no
idea when Moulton'i statement would be
given to the press, but thought it would
not bo until Beecher had teslitled, when
ootu would bo given.
It Is believed that Mr. Beecher will bo
before tho Investigating Committee this
afternoon, but upon this matter, as now
upon all others connected with tho great
scandal, the committee are silent
beechbr's statement.
Brooklyn, August 12.?The Jingle says
that Mr. Ditcher will mako his statement
this evening, and that it will make eight
columns ot that newspaper.
Theodora Tilton gave an emphatic contradiction
to-day to the story kept afloat
smco the suppression of the statement
maio by Mr. Moulton; that a compromise
would bo made which would be satisfactory
to all concerned in tho scandal.
Mr. Tilton says, as for his part ho will
enter upon a compromise when tho paving
atones blossom into roses. The presentation
to tho Committee by Mr. Moulton,
of a short statement, instead of a long
one which he had first prepared, is said
to havo been the result of another tripartite
agreement. The parties thereto being
General Butler and General Tracy, of
the Counsel for Mr. Beccher, and the Investigating
Committee and Mr. Moulton.
Mr. Butler and Tracy are represented to
havo agreed that Mr. Moulton should confine
himself in his statement to tho documcnls
alluded to by Mr. Tilton in his
statement, and Mr. Moulton consented in
hope that some way might bo found to
bring about a different condition of affairs.
Mr. Winslow, of tho Plymouth Church
Ivcstigating Committee, said to-day It
had been arranged that Mr. Moulton'a
statement should not be made public until
Iieecher'e statement had been heard
by tho Investigating Committee. Both
statements will be published simultaneously.
It is stated that Moulton and Tilton
and the latter's lawyer, Morris, have all
lett town.
o rowing mors mysterious.
The movements of tho Beecher Investigating
Committee aro daily being more
completely wrapped up and veiled in impenetrable
mystery, as this evening for
inoro than an hour no trace could be
lound of them. Visits were paid by members
of the press to Mr. Shearman's and
Dr. atorrs' residences, but no cluo to their
whereabouts could bo obtained. Mr.
Bcccher's house ou Columbia Heights
was fixed upon as tho only place where
tho Committee were likely to be, and tho
sidewalks in conuequenco were thronged
with newspaper reporters. About naif
past 0 o'clock Mr. liill drove up in a carriage,
accompanied by a strange gentleman
and entered the house. Mr. Willard
0. Bartlett, Mr. Sherman and Mr. Hill,
entered a short time before. Nono of the
members ol the Committee wero seen to
enter, and it is supposed that they had
gouo there at an early hour. The Committee
adjourned about half past 11, but
would give no information as to their
movements. Air. Moulton's statement,
however, they said would not bo mado
public to-nignt, nor could they say when
it would be ready. It is not known
whether Mr. Beecher was before tho Committee.
Its members being reticent on
this and every other question ol like import.
tilton's marital correspondence.
Ciiicauo, August 12.?Tho Tribune tomorrow
prints the marital correspondence
between Mr. and Mrs. Tilton, extending
over the term of lour years and up to
within three months of Mrs. Tilton's alleged
contession. Theso letters make over
four pages ol the tribune. They are extraordinary
samples of passionate aflection
on both sides and contain frequent
allusions to Mr. Bcecher and his visits t'i
Mrs. Tilton. They wero given tho Tribune
correspondent by Judge Morris, Mr.
Tilton's counsel, and aro undoubtedly
our official meddlers.
Washington, August 12.?'Tho participation
of certain officers of tho U. 8.
service in tho movements ot tho Japan
Government against the inhabitants of tho
InlAntl nt Wnrmnoa to lllralo ???? ??
embarrassment between onr Government
and that of China. Tho latter claims to
havo jurisdiction ol tho Island of Formosa
and its people, and any proceedings
on tho part ol American citizens of an
unfriendly or beligerant character against
said Island or people is a violation ol
neutrality. One of tho officers connected
with the Formosa expedition is Lien',
Douglas Oassel, of tho Navy. General
L. Gendeo, er-U. 8. Consul, is also attached
to it.
A delegation of Omaha IndianB numbering
ten chicts and head men arrived
hero to day in charge ol Indian Agent
Dillingham. The principal object ol their
visit relates to the salo ol a portion of
their reservation to tho WinnebazoeJ.
They will havo a talk with Col. Clum'
Acting Indian Commissioner, upon this
and other matters alter office hours to day.
Weather Report.
Wu Dirunnr, l
urnci or tot Cun Riomi. omen, r
Wuoihstoh, D. 0., Aogait 13.-8:00 r. m. \
Over Tennessee and tho Ohio Valley
a higher barometer, slightly lowor temperature,
winds mostly from tho northwest
and northeast, and partly cloudy
Over tho Lake region a high barometer,
winds mostly Irom tho northwest and
northeast, and partly cloudy and cool
weather, with occasional light rains in
tho Lower Like region.
Over the Northwest a higher barometer,
northeast to southeast winds, and
partly cloudy and cool weather.
Over tho Middle States winds veering
to northwest and northeast, falling temperature,
and on tho coast rain, followed
k? nlnorino tennthnr iind n rininrr hnrnm.
olcr. m
?Tbo annual report of tlte Department
of Agriculture will probably not be published
till alter the meeting o( Congress.
The appropriation lor printing thU report,
contrary to precedent, la to be disbursed
subjeet to me order of tho Commissioner,
and not of tho Pabllc Printer as heretofore.
The latter relusee to print It unless
the appropriation Is placed to his crodlt,
which Commissioner Watts reluses to do.
Tho cotton crop presents a better appearance
now than at the last monthly report,
except in Tennessee and Arkansas. *
Far additional TtUgraph uc Fourth 1'ugi

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