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Office, 134 LaSalle-st
•ffe are sealing the best An
jjjjjcite Coal, free from slate, at
lowest market rates. SatLsfac
jj 0D guarantee id. Special atten
tion. given to the Wholesale
Also, the bent grades of Bless
ing and Lump Lehigh Coals.
yie best prepared Anthracite Coal shipped
tlhie market. It is free from Slate, and
not clinker- We are prepared to fdr
-ji Dealers and Consumers this Coal in any
1« MM., 100 Dearlioni-st., cnr. WasMniton.
YABDS—772 Clark-st., 144 Market-st.
iliUm Coal!
;| Tree from slate, well screened, de
-1 livered to any part of tlie city at
lowest market price.
Special attention given to Family Goal.
!, E & J. F. OLCOTT,
Office, 146 X,aSalle-st.
Yard, 1 North Market-st.
if) T 68 Kiistirf-sl.
jUMI. 51 M M-st
Tik* now prepared to supply oar friends and the pub
lic, in city and country, with tbo beet quali
ity of free-burning
Lackawanna Coal
;>w from slate (often called clinker); tbo best Hard
Cteltatbe market for house use.
TOD’S CHURCHILL COAL (the best of all the Brier
ESI and Erie Coals) always on hand. Also, Wilmington
idalier Soft Coals at lowest market prices.
l i ram
Bin. Wyant has just received a fresh im
portation of Pall Styles in .Paper Patterns.
The grand feature of this house consists in
• ft! cutting of the patterns by actual meas
• | cement, by S. T. Taylor’s system, so that
| Mdteratiouisnecessary'in making up the
J pnaent cut by the pattern. The system be
| ajumathematical certainity, we are safe in
if such patterns to fit perfectly.
| Firticular attention paid to *
Hn. B. M. SMITH is Mrs. Wyant’s assist
dl in this deportment, and with their united
guort all orders will be promptly filled.
For Rent.
s«cond and Third Floors of 34 and 30 South
with or without power. Size, 40x
UO. Lighted on three sides.
J AJjo Second and Third Floors of Waro
| «aae, 46 and 48 West Lake-st., ft.
H on three sides. Kent LOW. Apply
| }jfe sad 36 Canal-st.
I 0:' E -
?*• South‘Water and Dearborn-sts.
& onamence the sale of 11. fll. KOWE <fc
OVt-im. e^ Fair Haven and Baltimore
on Ang. 27, 1874.
Monday, aug-. it.
LUNCH will bo served in the morning, to
/ Hl * patrons cordially invited. Thanking
for their former patronage, I hope
continued for the RLARR
70 North Clark-st.
Sour, flour.
u w ® offer Terr best St. Louis family
faco&u, ®ocond, $7.50: Minnesota Sprlnp. $6.25;
R>e, $5-40; Graham. $5.7 a. Also bare
i^Wbirwl 0 * 01 Gr aia. Feed, 4c., which we are »cll
goods gnarranted to give aatisfao
ueurered free to nay part of the city.
G. a. SMITH 4 CO., 260 South Watcr-st.
*-• by applying to COMAN,
Matchless Pianos,
Are unijersally conceded to be the Standard
■Fiano of the world; are sought to be imitated
by nearly all makers of Europe and America;
®fPorted to Europe and other
parts of the civilized world, in large and con*
stantly increasing numbers; are used when
ever attainable, and recommended by the
leading artists in both hemispheres, andhave
received'the highest honors ever awarded to
any piano manufacturers in the world.
The Model Reed Organs of America!
These Instruments have attained apopu
unparalleled in the annals of the Organ
-trade. The inventor, Mr. Burdett, has de
voted over a Quarter of a century to the im
provemeut of Reed Organs. Beginning with
the reed, boaid itself, he has added original
device-to device, so modifying its ordinary
lorm and developing its latent riches as to
bring the Burdett up to its present unap
proachable standard of excellence.
liy 1 Illustrated Catalogues of the various
styles of Steinwny Pianos and Burdett Or
gans mailed free by
. iT OINT cfc /\ TT . - y >
State & Monroe-ats., Chicago.
263 & 265 Wabash-av.
Carriages, Buggies, Roan wagon*, Express, Grocery,
and Farm Wagons, of our own manuJaoturo, in every
style, always on hand. All work w,\rr.m:cd.
2G3 tV 2Go Wulm.sli-av.j Chicago,
For Racine, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Manito
woc, etc., dai!y(Sundays excepted) 9 a. m.
boat don'tlcavountil 8 p. m.
For Grand Haven, Muskegon, Traverse City,
Mackinac, etc., daily (Sundays excepted) • 7 p. m.
For Sc.’ Joseph daily (Sunday excepted) '.lO a. m.
Saturday’s Boat don't leave until 11 JO p. m.
ForManistee and Lndington, Tuesday and.
Thursday 9 a. m.
For Green Bay and Intermediate ports, Tuesday
and Friday........ 7 p, m.
For K*caaaba and Lake Superior ports, Mon*
day and Thursday 9 a. m.
Srt r- Oftico and Docks, foot Mlchigan-av.
266 & 268 Wabash-av.
It having come to the knowledge of this Comnsnythat
certain dealers in Chicago and elsewhere hare been ami
are selling spurious imitations of this Company’s goods,
viz: Maron J«r% with Boyd's” Porcelain • Lined Cap,
and Mason Improved Jars, of which this Company ars
the sole owners and only manufacturers, the undersigned
give notice to the trade that they shall hold all dealers,
large and small, responsible for dan a;es arising from the
sale of such counterfeit goods. Ha> lag already obtained
injunctions against the Standard Union Manufacturing
Company, Wbi.ncy Brothers, and other manufacture) s
and dealers Bast, we have instituted suit in the United
States Circuit Court, at Chicago, against the following
dealers la Chicago: R. Abbev 1 Co., Brown A Bofaner.
Abram French 4 Co., aud ordered suit against Case d
8. R. Pincsky, President. C. W. Keep, Treasurer.
“To lie Giyen Away, Grails.”
SI,OOO Worth of Parian Marhle
Figures, "Vases. Ac.
26 & 251 Blue Island-av.
Other engagements preclude a continuance of this
most successful season.
Last Wttl and Farewell of all lie Fayorites.
HAVE AN OFFICE, with a (oil and ten talcntad cut.
FAREWELL MATINEES Wednesday and Saturday.
Remember prices. VeryljAjlP*i_ijL^lH£^£^
A good business mao. with 810.000, in a safe and profit
able manufacturing business that does not owe a dollar;
this is a rare chance. Address, with real name, O 4,
Tribune office. *
A lot for manufacturing purposes, 100x150 or 200 feet,
with or without building. Conveniently located dock
property preferred. Any party having such pronerts, de
siring to connect themselves with an A 1 Iron Manufac
turing business, address O 34. JTriboiiej>tficg.
OFFICF-S—l26Doarborn-st., 116MlchJeunt.. BJWtil
R. HALE & CO.,
Concave Horse Sloe Slapes!
Is a now article, for the first time brought to the
notice of the public In thir part of tho country. The pant
experience in its u»c, lor strength, toughness, and wear
ing finalities pmre It to far surpass anyother metal known
th s art», aa shown in the wear and durability of Ralls,
nres, \\ ire. Screws, and other articJos beside Horse Shoe*
wh:ca have worn two or tbroo times as long as shoes nude
of iron, Several hundred tons of this form of bar, though
nut of same material, has been used in other parts of the
country, and not a single Instance has come to the knowl
edge ot the proprietors where perfect satisfaction was not
glvi n. Instances are known where «no side of a railway
track has boon laid with this steel, and theother with iron
subject to constant and heavy traffic.—the steel having
outworn nineteen (19) sots of iron, and then showing no'
apparent wear. Experience has shown tho same favora-
results In wearing of Horse Shoes.
Tne form of Shoes made from concave bars are superior
to any other, bring made like the natural foot before shoes
are applied, as tho sole of the foot is always concave. ex-‘
cent in oases of ma'f jrmed or diseased feet.
They are much better adapted to preserve the natural
functions of the foot, and more comfortable to the wear
er* "’ r u »o in tho country no other than tho continuous
“Ik, which is formed by tho taming of tho shoe. Is re
quired; but for city use, whore pavements when wet are
very slippery, or cm ascending or descending grades.a low
toe-calk is necessary on the forward shoes, and low beel
calka on the bind ones.
The expense of making shoes by band from this form of
bar ana uatenal. 1* much lets than from any other.** tbo
bats are rolled of the different sizes required by different
horses, and used for different purposes, with a groove
ready tor pouching, and only requires to bo cut, tamed, and
punched to be ready to apply. Many smiths, especially in
■h* c-uctry, prefer to make their own shoes, haring time
*tijcb would otherwise be lost, while Horsd Railway, Om
.ijik.s, and other companies prefer the shoos. We shall
tnere'oro. bo prepared, in a short time to supply the do
niand for shoes as wo are now prepared to supply the
To the Agents of State and other Granges wo can offer
gre at inducements, as well as to all dealers in shoeing ma
terials. The shoes are now applied In this city on the most
sctcntjfic and approved principles, by Patrick McGuire.
2*>Mlclugao-f=t. (North Side). Also by Messrs. King i
Co., MJ'-'-Mons to Drayton, King A Co.. 121 Mich»gan-ar..
corno-M idison-st., and will, no doubt bo applied by
othm: .ors whan requested, as tbo material can be read
ily obtained at a low price. A share of public patronage is
respectfully solicited. K. HALE A CO.,
Office 110 Prarhorn-st.,
ACO. 1.187 C CHICAGO, If.T—
TSc shape* are for sale by Messrs. KIMDAHK DUOS.
4 CO., of this city, at manufacturers' prices.
vV o hare published a pamphlet sotting forth the merits
of the shoe and material, with letters from a great many
gentlemen who have used them, and which contains the
bc-t essay on shoeing that has boon published, by one of
the most eminent veterinary Surgeon*, which wo will
cheerfully mall (o any gentleman ranking the request.
Clartersd by ol minois.
Exclusively a Savings Bank.
105 CLAEK-ST., ffiethodist dircli Elect
Six per cent compound Interest on deposits. Pass hooks
free. Money also invented for others on Bond and Mort
gage In small suras at lo per cent Interest; no charge to
lender for abstract or legal examination of title.
__ _ _ GKO. SCOVILLE, President-
WM. Kelret Reed. Cashier.
Note—Dejvjiits made now draw interest from the first
of next month
We have on hand to loan on Heal Estate, for
three or five years.
And desire applications <to be filled in two
weeks) for three loans of 52.000 each, and
one of $2,500. TURNER* MARSH,
SIO,OOO at 9 per cent interest.
5.000 at 9 per cent interest.
5.000 at 10 per cent interest.
Also 520,000 to invest in first-class Chi
cago Real Estate Purchase-Money Mort
gages at reasonable rates.
No. 10 Tribune Building.
DM Pli
For Old Gold and Silver, Gold Dust, Silver Bars and
Bullion. Diamonds, Watches, Ac., Ac., at GOLD-
SnllD’S old-cstahlkbcd Loan and Bullion Office.
Fil SMEi
Two first-class Singer Sewing Machines.
One Surveyor's Level, complete.
Oos Scotch Bagpipe, cheap for cash, at
J IS Clark-st., between Maolstm and Washington.
Agents for Hall & Manning Standard Spool Cotton,
124 South Franklin-st., near Madison.
Late Superior People's Line of Steamers,
Dock between Madison and Washington-sta.
The new, magnificent, low-pressure steamer
ALLAN MCINTYRE, Commander, will leave Chicago on
TUESDAY. Ang. 18. at 8 p. is., ona grand pleasure ex
cnrslon trip to Duluth (bead of Lake Superior.
Staterooms secured and all information obtained by ap
72 Markct-ft., comer Washington.
After graduating at the Rash Medical College of Chi*
cage, left for Europe, when after a practical experience
of throe years, especially in diseases of the
Throat, Skin, and Obstetrics
In the famous hospitals of Wurzburg, Berlin, Vienna,
Pari*, ana London, has returned to Chicago aud may be
consulted at his oliice from 10 to 12 a. m. and 2 to 5 p. m.,
Room So. 3 Schlocsscr Block. 204 LaSallc-st.
DR. 11. TONGUE, Rooms 3, 4, Sand ft. 197 and 169
East Washlcgton-«t., cures, by his galvanic process,
Khoumatbm, Erysipelas, also various eruptions of the
skin. Unexceptionable references given. Consultation
and first da>*a treatment free.
STATIONERY* *od PRINTING furaiibed promptly
lair prices bj
J. 3VE. T7U r . iTOBTES,
101 & 100 BIADISOM-ST.
Another Interview of The Tribune
Correspondent with
Extract from a Letter of Mrs.
Tilton, Written in Octo
ber, 1870.
She Das " Taken Her Fault to Her
Savior, and Made Her
She Declares that She Never
Renewed That Woe
ful Intimacy.
Moulton, It Is Said, Will Soon
Bring Forward His Doc
Testimony to Disprove Mr. Beecher’s
Blackmail Charges.
Special jyiapaUh to The Chicago Tribune.
Brookltx, Auir. 15.— 1f anybody supposes
. that Mr. Beecher's long and perfumed statement
has settled the case of Tilton's desolate bouse
against Henry Ward Beecher’s work, then he
must sleep the sleep of Hip Van Winkle to be
perfectly happy. I came down from Saratoga
today, and went over the field in person. Beech
er had gone off like a 'traveling menagerie and
wax-work show. Tilton stood guard in his
home, with his old Irish housekeeper. His
daughter Florence was at Cornwall, on the Hud
son, near West Point; the little children were
at - Mont Clair, N. J.; £3lrs. Tilton waa
jealously bidden away, as Tilton said, because
the Beechoritca thought she might fall into his
bauds sooner or later. “It may be many years,”
bo said. 14 She will confess the whole truth.
Confession, with her, is absolutely necessary for
the repose of her soul. Poor child, they will not
let her cleanse her soul by* speaking. I told my
daughter Florence,” contained Mr. Tilton, “that
before these people were done with Elizabeth
they would reject. £er, disgrace her, and cover
her with contempt' Beecher did jdat that day
before yesterday. It is a part of his plan to
disbar her, and make her unworthy of belief, I
do not know whore she is. I cannot learn.”
-1 was
ix search or moeltox,
and a letter ot inquiry was sent to his business
bouse. The following answer came back from
one of his partners: “Frank is, I think, in
Portland, Moi, to-day; at least, in a letter re
ceived from him this morning, dated the 13tb,
he said ho should go there to-morrow.” Whether
ho la still there or not, -1 cannot “say. Should
think he would hasten back under the circum
stances, and I look for him 3lonaay morning.
I was gratified, yet made sad, to-day, bv tho
sight of • •
to her husband, written in Octooer, ld7o, three
months after her confession. I will not say how
or where I saw it, but that is not vital# Seduced,
confessed, penitent, miserable. She addresses
duplicate letters to her mother and husband from
a point in the West where she was living out her
year of contrition. All this time her mother,
Mrs. Morse, the evil genius of the house, was
preparing the public mind for the day of
wrath, and nerving on her daughter to desert
Theodore Tilton forever. The wife, petting her
ideas of her household while absent from this
unhealthy source, wrote upbraidingly, and yet m
shame to her husband, seeking, it appears, to
give him strength in his affliction to bear bis
woe. The latter said nearly os follows, though
I could not copy ic. lam telegraphing entirely
from memory, two hours after I nave seen the
Theodore, I have taken my own fault to my
Savior and made my peace with Him. Oil,
why do you keep intimating it to my
mother, and say in your Intense moments
that after I am dead you will give the world a depic
tion of Mr. B. Every time you throw a dart at him
you make my heart bleed, for have I not already
wrung his heart and clouded his uocfulaesa enough.
When I told my secret fear, I knew that it was a wrong
to you. I never renewed that woeful intimacy. When
you break out in these strains of ferocity, everybody
suspects what you mean. Even oar daughter, gather
ing the meaning of the offense, asked me one dav over
the table whether I was an adulteress. Think of the
children born to us. of the ono still unborn, and pray
God’s forgiveness upon us both. I know the ruin in
our household, the gap between us who loved to well;
the agony of spirit that is driving us on and on. If
you cannot live fur me, live for yourself and those lit
tle ones. Part from the company you have begone
entangled with—Susan A. and Mrs. Stanton. In the
present awful state of things, meekness, new resolu
tions, prayer to God througn Christ, and a consent to
live until He calls us hcnco is, all that wo
can hope for. I long to return to my home and chil
dren, but I cannot come until this agony b.* passed.
Some say my mother is a bud adviser, but, if I cannot
go to my mother, where on this earth can I go? Do
not distress my father’s neart with the Imputation of
bis daughter’s full. Although be is separated from
mother, it gladdened my heart to hear him say that to
her; *‘She was still his wife.” Ob, that cruel
fate could make it possible for me to be at
your side and stay your hands, and guide
your feet. My heart is still pure; my husband and
family are still all to me. For pity’s sake, let silence
rest upon this thing, and, if we can never love again,
let us spore the dear offspring God has given us.
The letter is about eight or nine pages long.
A duplicate was scut to Mrs. Morse, with orders
to destroy it, and never mention its contents to
the husband, but to read it that she might bo ad
vised whet was being said from her daughter to
the husband. The letter strictly
that Mrs. Tilton fell without the knowledge of
guilt; that she was awakened to the fact of
•puilt by some such circumstance as rpading the
story of Catherine Gaunt; that she then made
a voluntary confession of her offense; was put
in despair by the consideration t’*it she had de
stroyed Mr. Beecher’s usefulness Za well as her
husband’s peace of mind, and that the house
hold was going to pieces before her sight. She
saw her husband backsliding, tinpling to drown
bis misery, and Beccber equally smitten with
fear and despair. Through all it is'
and it is closed by an impioration to destror all
correspondence, and apeak nothing that* will
spread evil report. Not a point in this letter is
met by Beecher’s labored defense.
I also saw
Tilton’s attorneys, written in li7l, while the
suit of Tilton against Bowen was pendirg,which
wholly refute Mr. Beecher’s statement that he
settled Tilton’s caso with Bowen, put $7,000 in
his pocket, and enabled him to establish the
Golden Age. These lawyers write let
ters, each of them, and enjoin Til
ton not to submit to any arbitration,
because bis case is perfectly sound in open
court; and they say **if voa’eubmit to an arbitra
tion it must bo in the interest of a third princi
pal to avoid disclosures and not to got
deserts. What I advise is that vou prosecute
your own rights. Be not diverted by sympathy
with any outside party, and play your part like a
man of business, open and above’ board.” When
Mr. Beecher, therefore, says that Tilton used
him (Beecher) to get what was belonging justly
to Tilton, ho prevaricates and alleges to nimself
On the contrary, Mr. Beecher was the man
who had Tilton discharged from both Bowen’s
publications, immediately after ho found Tilton
had knowledge of guilty intercourse with his
wife, as tbe following memorandum will show:
Mrs. Tilton confessed to husband, July 3.
8h« failed to tell Beecher that she had confessed
until Dec. 30. TiUon had bis celebrated inter
view with Beecher the same night. Next day,
Dec. 31, Bowen, in a curt note, broke his re
cently revived and strengthened connection with
Tilton, thereby inyol-ring himself in the
following penalty, to-wit: Ho agreed
~ u * or ' three weeks before
to pay Tilton $5,000 a vear as a contributor to
the Independent, and $5,000 a vear, besides 10
per cent in the profits, as editor of tho Brook
lyn Unton, Ten thousand dollars, added to 10
per cent, made tho sum of forfeit to be paid by
any yiolent cancellation of tho engagement. Mr.
lilton neyer knewnntil Hr. Beechers statement
that it ro Beecher who waited on Bowen and
demanded him to get rid of Tilton.
■' Why did he do it ?” said I to Tilton.
He answered. “Because he knewthat, with my
Knowledge of his guilt, I must bo degraded be
fore the public, and put out of ioilneuce and tho
power to harm him. Therefore, while he seeks
to parade his patronage of me as somethin"
chiralnc, he was really taking the bread out of
my mouth and out of the mouth of the woman
he betrayed and her children.”
Said I, What do you think of tho Brooklyn
attacking you as a blackmailer ?
It is
said Mr. Tilton. Tracy, attorney for Beecher,
m Mho the attorney for Field, whoso wife Kin
aeila, the editor of the Eagle, debauched and
seduced. Now there is a bargain that when
i jacy comes to prosecute Kinsella ho will lot up
lightly on him if Kiuscila takes the Ipart of
Tracy a other client, Beecher. Kmsella’s house
i» Idled with pictures presented to him in order
to bring him to tho side of Beecher.
Correspondent— Why did tho Woodhull women
leave Now York for Europe just before Beecher’s
statement was made ?
riltou—Because Beecher had resolved to make
mv offense of praising tho Woodhulls the main
point of attack in his argument, and they came
in opportunely. They were sent off by mingled
terrorizing and bribing.
Correspondent—What doyou think of Beecher’s
statement ?
Tilton—lt is below Becky Sharpe. It is crave u
and malicious. When Moulton speaks, as he
must, Mr. Beecher will bo seen aa be is. a man
capable of treachery and lies, forced to unman
himself; a crawling thing, unsound from texture
to kernel.
Correspondent—Did Moulton say anything
harsh of mo for giving bia statement ?
Tilton—Not one word. It waa a handful of
rattling shot you threw in there. All they could
do in reply waa to sail at you like a pack of
Correspondent—That is of no coase*Miouco,
said I; 1 have got my second wind. Oath’.
New Tons. Aug. 15. —A reporter has had a
brief talk with Theodore Tilton. He demedthat
he had received any money from Mr. Beecher,
and if 3louiton had received the amount stated,
it devolved upon him to account for it. Shortly
after 3lre. Tilton’s confession of Mr. Beecher’s
criminality, the servant who was then living
with Mr. and Mrs. Tilton became aware of the
fact, from having overheard conversations
which had* passed between them, and
she began to whisper to her
friends in Brooklyn. As soon as this state of
things was discovered it was determined to send
the girl out of Brooklyn as a protection to
Beecher. She was sent to a boarding school.
Boecher paid her expenses through Moulton.
This might have amounted to some 52,00t1.
It is stated in the Brooklyn Eagle that this serv
ant-girl business will wear another complexion
when the story of the girl, now in possession of
the Plymouth Church Investigating Committee,
is made public. The allegation is that Tilton,
not Beecher, was interested in her removal from
Brooklyn. It seems from her statement now
leaking out is that nho was an adopted child in tho
'Jilton household, taken when an infant, and al
ways treated as a member of tbs family. Dur
ing tho absence of 3lrs. Tilton, this adopted
daughter left tho bouse, and, on Mrs. Tilton’s
return, related •to her occurrences leading to
that act. After a while tho story crept, out, and
Mrs. Tilton waa sent by Mr. Tilton to more than
one house to deny it, and finally, finding
it did not die easily, the girl was
induced by 3lr. ami - 3lra. Tilton to
sign the statement denying what were called
wicked stories set on foot against Tilton. After
this retraction was obtained. Tilton had tbc girl
sent West to school, and Francis D. Moulton
paid her tuition and board bills. This is tho
Iprl’s own etory as she has told it to the Com
mittee, to her school-teacher, and Mr. Sherman.
left for Peekskill this morning, and Mrs. Beecher
says she does not tbiuh ho will return before Oc
The Argus states that Frank Moulton will
sneak. That he will do as Gen. Butler advised
him, u Come in last.”
To the Editor of the Chicago Tribune.
Sib: Perhaps you are not aware of the great
service which you have done humanity iu the
publication of the marital correspondence of
Mr. and Mrs. Tilton. Nor can one, except with
the eye of prophecy, contemplate its full effect.
But I apprehend that no book, sermon, or print
ed document published this year, will exercise
so healthy and elevating an iulluence as will
those pen-sketches of two hearts.
We had almost come to lose faith in humanity.
It seemed as if the flukes of society's anchor
were giving way, and that faith in innate good
ness and virtue was being rout asunder. At this
moment The Tribune, as a business-enterprise,
steps in and procures these letters, and spreads
them before tbe world. And you did well; but,
like many another, you have wrought better
than you knew. The country's ideal man had
been tumbled from bis high* eminence, and iay
broken in pieces ; and society was left without
an incarnate God. (For. say what you will, man
has ever had, and will have for some time to
come, his worldly ideals.) Their bright particu
lar star had palecl, and was sinking to the hori
But never paled a single star
Frmi out the bright blue sky.
But came another iu its place,
To warm the heart, to glad the eye.
And who, after reading those letters of Theo
dore Tilton's, can fail to see that star. The
world’s idol-niche is again occupied: again may
we believe that there is Viitue, there is Honor,
there is Truth; that there is yet somethiug in
human nature which is high and noble; and
that there are some who shadow in their lives
this nobleness, and thereby give all hope of ul
timate perfection in themselves.
These letters are a fitting sequel to the lam
entable story which preceded; and almost
make us glad that the tale was told which re
sulted in giving them to us.
If the world can kc*p steadily in view the
bright and noble nature which shines and beams
through those letters, it can well afford the sac
rifice for their attainment, and will be ail the
better for, it. The whole story is but a tale of
human nature, and a picture of its weakness
and its strength; and teaches us that there is no
ground for us to stand upon so strong os that of
TTlicre Doubt, there Truth, u ;
Tis her ►hadow.
Doubt of our own strength, that we put it not
to too severe a test, lest we break under the
pressure ; doubt sufficient in our own moral rec
titude to be constantly on the watch lest wo be
surprised by a temptation too great for us to
stand. Behold the two men ! I’hc one, climb
ing to and occupying the upper rounds of Fame’s
ladder, proud of his own strength, but unmind
ful of the fact that his higher position brings
greater dangers and temptations, swings himself
iree from tethers, and ho falls. The other,
steadilv .working his way up the same ladder,
perceives that, tbe higher he gets, the stronger
is tbe force of gravity; and that, if ho would
keep his hold, he must exercise renewed caution
with each advancing step. Like a cautious
climber of some dizzy mountain-height, be
lashes himself anew, from time to time, to bis
guide and rock, determined not to depend upon
his own strength alone; and there he stands to
day,—grand, noble, sell-questioning, doubting,
manly. May ho have strength to maintain his
By giving these letters to the public you have
redeemed the putridity of the stream ; have
shown that oven to this dark tale there is a
bright, a compensating side ; and have turned
thQ eyes of society upon a purer, sweeter stream.
f ’ Isaac Gannett.
Chicago, Aug. 14, 1874.
To the Editor of the IVio-jne
Sib: As you, in common with other papers,
have opened your columns so freely to the dis
cufifiion of this matchless Beecher-TUton scandal,
I thought I might be allowed space for a few
words on a feature of it that seems to have been
.comparatively lost sight of. I mean this ‘‘high
religions love " that 3lr. Tilton descants so loft
ily about. Now, we matter-of-fact persons
no pretensions of being able to ever form the
faintest conception of thabideal realm that his
glowing genius and sentimentalism lead him to,
where the lines are so finely drawn that we are
told the most perfect religions lives pass on
step bv step to an ultimate invisible blending
with the carnal. Here is a flight of fancr that
we instinctively turn from as from a loathsome
picture, in which there is nothing but what is
revolting to our higher natures; for it is not only
incomprehensible, but impossible, that persons
truly filled with high religious hopes and emo
tions could commit so gross a sin, and conscience
only warn them that they were sinning bv prac
ticing deception enough to hide it. In all Mr.
Tilton’s efforts in that vein, we can only see a
fruitless attempt to place a single prop under a
character he is laboring otherwise to tear to
shreds; for, if his charges are proven, the world
cannot cover those vile sins with this gossamer
veil woven in his fancy. For they see crime as
no less crime because done in the name of
Heaven, by an eminent religious teacher and a
professed religious devotee. C.
[The following portions of Mr. Beecher’s state
ment did not appear in our telegraphic report of
that document:]
I have no knowledge of Mr. Tilton’s friend
ship for Victoria Woodhull, other than that
which the public alreade has. That ho mani
fested ins admiration for her publicly, that ho
wrote her biography, and that ho presided at her
Steinway Hall lecture. I mention only because he
aroused against himself great indignation and
The winter following (1871-72), Mr. Tilton re
turned from tho Jecture-field in despair. En
gagements had been canceled, invitations with
dia in, and ho spoke of the prejudice and re
pugnance with which he was everywhere met as
indescribable. I urged him to make a prompt
repudiation of these women and their doctrines.
1 told him that no man could rise against the
public confidence with such a load. Mr. Tilton’s
vanity seldom allows him to regard himself
as in the wrong or Ida actions faulty. Ho could
i>ovor bo made to believe that his failure to rise
again was caused by bis partnership with these
women, and by his want of sensible work, which
work should make the public feci that he had in
him power for good. Instead of this ho
preferred or professed to think that I
was using my influence against him;
that I was allowing him to bo traduced
without coming generously to the front to de
fend him, aud that my friends were working
against mm, to which I replied that, unless tho
laws of mind were changed, not Almighty God
Himself could lift him into favor if those women
must bo lifted with him. Nevertheless I songht
in every way to restore peace and concord to
tho family which I was made to feel had been
injured by me, and was dependent on my influ
ence for recovery.
[Mr. Beecher stated that Moulton showed him
a proof of an article prepared ’by Tilton for tho
Golden Age (and since published in the Brooklyn
papers), in which Bowen was charged with mak
ing scandalous accusations agaist Beecher’s
moral character; and that ho (Bocrhe:*) pro
tested against its publication. Mr. B. goes on
to say;]
On its being shown to Mr. Bowen, he was
thoroughly alarmed, and speedily consented to
the apointraent of arbitrators to bring about an
amicable settlement. The result of this pro
ceeding was that Mr. Bowen paid Mr. Tilton
over $7,000, and that a written agreement was
entered into by Bowen, TUcou, and myself of
amesty, concord, and future peace. It
was agreed that the offensive article, the pub
lication of which bad produced such
an effect upon- Mr. Bowen, and secured a happy
settlement, should be destroyed without seeing
tho light. It was an act of treachery peculiarly
base that this article was permitted to get into
hands which would insure its publication, and
that it was published. I was assured that every
vestige of it had been destroyed, nor until a
comparatively recent period did I understand
bow Mr. Tilton secured its publication, without
seeming to bo himself responsible for the deed.
Finally, after vainly attempting to obtain
money both from myself and my wife as the
price of its suppression, the Woodhull women
published their version of the Tilton scandal in
the November of 1872. The details given by
them were so minute though so distorted that
suspicion was universally directed towards Mr.
Tilton as the real author of this which ho so
justly calls “a wicked and horrible scandal,”
though it is not a whit more horrible than that
which he has now fathered, and not half so
wicked, because those abandoned women did not
have personal knowledge of the falsity of their
story as Mr. Tilton has of bis.
To rid himself of this incubus, Mr. Tilton
drew up a voluminous paper called “A True
Statement, but which was fanfiliarly called
“Tilton’s case.” I had some knowledge of its
composition, having heard much of it read ; but
• some documents wero only referred to as on life,
and others had not yet been manufactured.
Tilton’s furor for compiling statements
was one of my familiar annoyances.
Moulton used to tell mo that tho only way
to manage Theodore was to let him work off his
periodical passion on some such document, and
then to pounce on tho document and suppress it.
This particular “true statement” was a special
plea or abatement of tho prejudices excited by
las Woodhull partnership. It was a muddle of
garbled statements, manufactured documents,
and downright falsehoods. This paper I
know he read to many, and I am told
that he read it to not less than fifty per
sons, in whL h he did not pretend to cnargo im
morality upon his wife ; on tho contrary, he
explicitly denied it, aud assorted her purity, but
charged me with improperoverturcs to her. It was
this paper he read to Dr. Storrs, aud poisoned
therewith his mind, thus leading to the attempt
to prosecute Tilton in Plymouth Church, the in
terference of neighboring churches, and tho call
ing of the Qpngegattonal Council. After tho
Woodhull story was published, and while Mr.
Tilton seemed really desirous, for a short time,
of protecting his wife, I sent through him the
following letter to her ;
[Here follows the letter published some time
ago, in which Beecher commended Mrs. liiton
to his mother’s God. Ho proceeds:]
The whole series of events beginning with tho
outbreak of the Woodhull story repeatedly
brought mo a terrible .accumulation of anxieties
aud perils. Everything that had threatened be
fore now started up again with new violence.
Tilton’s behavior was at once inexplicable and
uncontrollable. His card “To a complaining
friend ” did not produce the effect he pretended
to expect from it, of convincing the public of his
great magnanimity. Then his infamous article
and letter to Mr. Bowen made its appearance in
the Eagle . It had been suggested that the pub
lication of the “Tripartite Covenant” would
have a good effect in counteracting the slander
ous stories about Mrs. Tilton and myself which
Theodore professed to regard, but which his
foolish card and tho publication of that article
had) done so much to revive and render mis
chievous. Mr. Moulton urged me to got
from the gentleman who held* the “Tripartite
Covenant” a copy of it for us, when suddenly
3lr. Wilkcson cameout witfa it on his responsibil
ity. Its publication in this manner I made
strenuous but unavailing efforts to prevent. He
had originally kept a copy of it. (Everybody in
this business seems to have copies of everything
except myself.) On the appearance of that
paper Theodore went into a rage. It put him, ho
said, in a “false position ” before the public, and
he said he would publish another card
giving a statement something like what he after
wards wroto to Dr. Bacon ; that is. as I recollect
the matter, declaring that I had committed an
offense and that he had been the magnanimous
party in tho business. It was necessary to de
cide* what to do with him. Moulton strongly
urged a card from mo exonerating Theodore (as
I could honestly do) from tho authorship of the
j articular scandals detailed in his article to Mr.
Bowen and alluded to :n the covenant.
[After tho covenant appeared. Beecher says:
** The alarm was sounded on me immediately
that Theodore would do something dreadtnl if
not restrained,” and ho wrote the letter to
-Moulton, saying, *• I have determined to mako
no more resistance, Theodore’s temper being
such ... as to render me liable at any
hour or day to be obliged to stultify all the de
vices by which we saved ourselves;” and “I
have a*etrong feeling that I am spending my
last Sunday and preaching my last sermon.”
Beecher's statement proceeds:]
There are intimations at the beginning and
end of this letter that I felt tho approach of
(Sec Sixteenth Plagc.i
Holland, Kaly, and Belgium Recog-
nize (be Spanish Republic.
An American Vessel Fur
nishes Arms for the
The Old Catholic Movement Extending
to Southern Germany,
London, Aug. 15.— A special dispatch to iho
Times, from the North of Spain, states that
Marshal Zabala, with 21,000 men and forty-seven
guns, left Miranda on Thursday last with a con
voy, for the relief of Vittoria, which place is
very closely beleagnred by the insurgents. The
Carhsts oppose his march at intrenched posi
tions. At Puebia, Gen. Morioncs awaits the re
sult of Zabala’s movement, when a united attack
will be made upon the Carliats at Estella.
Madrid. Aug. 15.—Official dispatches have
J>een received announcing that Marshal Zabala,
in order to check.a threatened" movement of the
enomj (the Carliata), returned to Miranda, after
throwing supplies of meat and provisions into
Yittoria. *
Holland and Italy have recognized Spain.
The Carlisle have cut the railway aud tele
graph lino between Saragossa and this city.
Brussels, Aug. 15. —Tne Spanish Republic
has been recognized bv Belgium.
Madrid, Aug. 15.—A dispatch at the War Of
fice from General Moriones reports ti*»%■ ‘He
Carlisle lost 7UO men in the engacelttir
New York. Aug. 15.—The Paris correspondent
of the Loudon Times , received to-night, says a
Bayonne paper gives a circumstantial account,
ostensibly written by a Carlist officer, of the
landing of guns aud ammunition at Bermeo, a
short distance from Bilboa, by an American ves
sel, tho London, of Boston, commanded by Capt.
Thomas -Jefferson. Jefferson, according to this
statement, was so pressing in his offers
to supply the Carlisle with artillery that on hia
depositing SIOO,OOO in bank at Bayonne a
Carlist agent accompanied him to New York.
There the agent bought twenty-seven guns,
with 250 cases of ammunition, and hired a tug
to convey them to Boston, where Jefferson had
been making every preparation for the voyage.
Tho latter was about to take the guns on board
when the United States Government warned
him that the transport of arms to be used
against a friendly power could not bo allowed ;
but, on his repairing to Washington*
whore he had a brother-in-law in the
Navy Department, and representing that
tho vessel was destined for Japan, he was sub
jected to no further surveillance. On the 24th
of Juno the Loudon started for Japan, but at
night put back, anchored under Cape Farewell,
aud, meeting a tug there, the guns and ammnni
tiou were transshipped. On the sth of Julv the
mouth of the Gironde was sighted, where* the
agent left tho ship in a pilot-boat, landed at
Arcacbon, and, passing through Bayonne,
reached Bermeo. jfeur Carlist battalions were
stationed there to protect the debarkation, and,
on tho evening of the Sth, the London entered
port, leaving the next morning without having
been observed by the Spanish fleet. A
few days previously the Govornor of Madrid
had received a telegram from Bilboa stating that
an American cruiser had been sent to the coast
to prevent any American vessel from landing
arms for the Carlists, but on the Government
thanking the United States Minister for this
friendly act he knew nothing of it, and tele
graphed to Washington, receiving a reply on the
Uth that no cruiser had been sene. The Govern*
mont, therefore, had its suspicions aroused, ank
telegraphed to the fleet in the Bay of Biscay 11
watch any American vessel, but she had already
It is added that the guns were so disposed on
board that the London might have been taken
for an advice boat of the American navy.
New Yobk, Aug, 15. — A London Times cor
respondent writes; The Old Catholic move
ment is extending to 8 onthern Germany. In
Bavaria, at Limbach, Bishop Beinkens has just
consecrated a new church, tho first building
which tho OldCatholicsbavaerectedio Germany.
It is stated that the Emperor William pre
sented a quantity of metal from the French
guns captured in tho late war to be cast into
a boll.
An Old Catholic community has just been
formed at Stuttgart.
Three Socialist members oftbe Gorman Reich
stag—Haazelmaun, Regner, and Hascoeclever
—were tried at Berlin for attending meetings of
tho Workingmen’s Society after it had been
ordered by the police to discontinue its gather
ings. Haaeneclever was convicted, and sen
tenced to two months’ imprisonment.
London, Aug. 15.—Ton persons recently con*
victed at St. Petersburg of revolutionary prorv
agandism were from 20 to 26 years of age, and
included two married ladies in affluent circum
stances. Eighteen months ago the overseer of
some tin works formed acquaintance with soma
young men of much higher social position, and
discussed economical questions with them.
Some peasants afterwards attended
the meetings, and having agreed that all prop
erty ought to bo held in common, they built a
house in a remote quarter outside the city and
set up a press, aud distributed pamphlets advo
cating the now creed. In the meetings they had
carried out the fusion of daises, the workman
and peasant sitting beside the gentleman. Six
of the members have been condemned to from
three to ten years’hard labor, while the other
four, including the ladies, will undergo imprison
ment from three days to two years.
Pabjs, Aug. 15. —Gen. Marohl, tba Governor
of the Island of Sainte Marguerite, protests his
innocence of complicity in the escape of Mar
shal Bazaine, and accuses Col. Yillette, the Mar
shal’s Aid-de-Camp, of having perfected the plan
to secure his flight Eight persons are now in
custody on suspicion of having aided Bazaine to
La Gazette dcs Trcbimaux says that tho night
of Marshal Bazsine’s escape one soldier was
twice on guard, and each time a jailer engaged
him in conversation aud kept him in the sentry
box. The jailor has been arrested.
London, Aug. 15.— Marshal Bazaine ar
rived at Cologne, where he will remain a few
days awaiting tho arrival of hia children. He de
clares that only bia wife and brother-in-law as
sisted him to escape.
Washington, Aug. 15.— Tho Navy Depart
ment. this morning, received its first official
dispatch by cable from Rio de Janeiro, and
which is, perhaps, the first business dispatch
received by the Government over the newly
laid line. It is dated to-day, and was received
at 10 o’clock, from Admiral Leroy, at Bio de
Cairo, HI,, Aug. 15.—Many of our citizen*
were aroused from their slumbers thla morning
about 1 o’clock by a terrific explosion, which
shook the earth and houses, and made the win
dows rattle. Many believed that a steamboat or
steam-mill had blown up, and expected to hear
the ringing of tbo fire-bells, bat as tl»« did not
occur they passed an uneasy and sleepless night.
This morning the explanation was given by
parties who wcro awake and on watch at the time
mentioned. The sky was dear, when an enor
mous meteor, described to be as large as the fall
moon, and almost as bright as the sun, appeared
in the northern heavens, moving with grcai
rapidity, with a tremedoua stream of fire follow
ing it, toward the horizon. Bofors
reaching the horizon, however, it burst,
with a terrible noise, into several fragments,
some of them bursting in their taro. For near
ly a half-minute the streets wore light enongh
to read. It was beyond doubt tho gcaJvTccc
phenomenon ever witnessed in thii regiori.

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