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.vniiiunvi by thw iiuiuu of tha ant nor ; not ne-
rtly f pi pobln at. n. t-ut aa ar "-iaaua of good
faith on the mt t uf iho writer. Write amly eu nat,
id. . f th paper Be partleulnrly carafaf. in ir.
mu a imiaad atos, to Uava tin leiiwraauU Utfui el
pUiu aua 4UO net
IVioulton Tells What He Knows
About the Ugly Matter.
Documentary Contributions from
Parties Concerned.
1 'lam-in 1). Moulton, the " mutual frioiul"
and go-between of Ueecher aud Tilton, hah at
last uiiBeali'il lu li pi and yiven to tho world
all that ho knows about tho famous or b
f anions bcandal, together with all tho MIM
spondence bearing upon this ngly matter
winch was intrusted to him. Tho Statement
in precisely the name documont that watt pre
pared for tho Plymouth Investigation Com
mittee, but whien, apon aeoond thought, he
on, eluded to withhold for a tune. It BSS
published in the New Voik papers of tho lid
of August.
Moulton ftatff that Tilton wh Aral tadoood
to make charte r raiiit Beecher by BoWeML
who promised TlltOO to sustain charge UM
to adduce addition evldenoa to provo tin do
whenever lfn uired. It RM on Bowea's de
mand that Hilton addrtvied the foliOWing
open letter to Hotelier :
''firmrt'Tr. Doc. 26. isto.
" Ht nry Ward lvhT :
"811;: I demand that, for reasons which
you explicitly understand, you immediately
cease from the Ministry Of Plynti Btb i 'hurch,
and that you quit the city of BroooUyn as a
pSigncd) " TnoOOU Tu.ton."
Tilton explained that tho words, " for
masons which you oxplicitely understand,"
wore Interlined at the roqooet of Bo wen,
But i'. iwan affc rward changed his mind and
demanded silence 00 tho part of Tilton,
threatening that, if ho should sav to Beecher
arhei he i Bo wen) hnl told bini oonoerninej his
i It, !ii1''hi adnhiM v. he v. mild ilimuiMs him
from the Indtpendtnt end thfl ',- Tilton
told li i lit lie had never been llitlllenced )
threats, and he would not be In tho present
ea.-e, and anheeQnenflj received Bowcu'w let
ter Of d.smissa I.
Iti July, lHtiy. Mrs. Tiltou confessed to her
intimacy with Boecher, winch confession her
husband ih-stroyed. lAuheeojuestly Mr.
Tilton. fearing that, if Boweil'a accusa
tions against Beecher ivere made public, the
whole matter would bo known and her own
oondnot with Beaohei bnooie eneoeed,
renewed her eonfeaeion iii her own hand
writing, 'i'his later confeAHion lieecher ob
tained ttt m Mr. Tilton. and alho a n'canta
tton and denial of any improper conduct by
Mr. Beecher toward her. At an intorviow be
tween Monlton and luecher. in which the for
mtvr demanded thir paper, Boecher admitted.
With grief and sorrow, the fact of his sexual
reidietis with Mr. Tilton, expressed BOtne
ndtgnatiOU that she had not told him that
she had told her husband, and that, in OOnaa
quenoe Of being in ignorance of that fact, he
had bean walking upon a volcano.
Here follows a letter addressed by Mrs.
11 k. r to her brother, Bev. Thomas K.
Beecher, of which the following is an ex
tract :
1'N-awf ret'-.ri: letter to rue when you have
dona with it. j
naeOToatD, Sunday. Nov. 8, 1H"'J.
" DkAB BnoTiin Tom: The blow has
falle0 and I hope you uro better prepared for
it than you might liuve been hut for our in
terview. 1 wrote single lino last week,
thus : ' Can I boh) you F ' and here is his re
ply : ' If you still believe in that woman, you
cannot help me.' "
She inclose to him letter? from the Wood
hull and from Henry Ward Leecber. In the
iatter's letter tin- following sentence occur:
" Probably yon and i are nearer together than
any of our family. I cannot give the COOBOn
D m I am clear, atill you will follow your
own Judgment. thanli von for your letter
of .-onif thing-. I neither talk nor will be
talked With. FOX love and sympathy I aaj
deeply thankful. The only help that CM be
grateful to me. or neefuL i silence, and
silencing Influence on all others. A day may
cone for oonreree, it is not now. Living
lea ' m$ dear pfafir flefla, love me, and do not
talk about ma or suffer others to in your
I r oeon 00."
The underscoring." says Mrs. Hookor, "is
hi own, and when i read in that horrible
Btoiy that he begged a few hours' notice that
be liught kill bineelf, my mind tlcw back to ,
thiM sentence. wnlCU suggested sui .-ido to me.
The moment I read It ' Living or dead, dear
sister Belle, love me,1 and 1 believed even
that. Now, Tom, can't you go to brother
Ldw.ud ut once and give him these loiters of
Bib . and tell bin what I told you; and when
you havo oOwhaefed together as brothers, you
should oounael me ais , and como to mo if
you can. it locks as if ho hoped to buy my
silom e with my !UU'. At present, of course,
I shall keep alleuce, nut tho truth is dearer
than all things clsi. and, if he will not apeak
it in the atue way. I cannot always stand as
consenting to a de. Qod help us all."
Bev. Thomas K. lieecher replies to this let
ter of hi sister under date of November, 1S72.
in which he say, among other things, that
the Woodhull is only carrying out Henry
philosophy, against which he had recorded his
ntotet twenty years ago. when he j artcd lov
ingly fioni bin, saying they could not work
together. Ho continues : " In my judgment,
Henry is following his allppery doctrines of
expediency, and. in hi cry of progress and
the nobleness of human nature, ha sacniiced
the clear, exact, ideal integrity. ' Hands off '
until ho i down, and then my pulpit, my
home, my church, and my puru and heart are
at hi ervice. if the two. Woodhull is my
hero and Henrv my 0 rWUffd, as at present ad
advised : but 1 protest against the whole batch
and ah its bolonglngQ."
Mr. Moulioi: OUOtea from a letter from Mr.
Hooker to his Wife to show that all thia tint
ter had been discussed botweeu the two long
before the Woodhull publication.
"After Bee. her had seen those letters of
his abater," aaya Mr. Moulton, " became tome
in trouble and da in. and handed me ah tho
letters, together with one under date of Nov.
21. with an Utcloeura CUt from the Hartford
Tfmee, tO wUeh hi alluded." The clipping
alluded to referred to a conversation between
Ell Perkins and Thomas Nast, regarding the
latter' offensive caricature of Horace tireo-
lev. and i:i w Inch he remarked that the peo
lu were fooled with beecher and predicted !
,f downfall. Mr. Moulton continue :
Beecher was exceedingly anxious that Til
ion should repudiate the statement published
by Woodhull. and denounce her for its publi
cation, audio 1 w up upon mv menioiati-
dum-book the form of a card t: bo published
by nitOO over his signature, aud aake 1 me to
submit it to bin fo; that purpose. It is as
follows :
" In an unguarded enthusiasm. I hoped well
and much of em wh ) has proved utterly un
principled. I shall never again notice her
rtoriee, Mid DOW utterly repudiato her state
ment concerning mo and mine."'
In February, 171. I. B. Perkins, a nephew
ol 11. W. Beecher. addressee! a lettor to, his
uncle, charging that Tilton had boon Justify
ing or excusing his recent intrigue with
women by alleging that Beecher Iiru been de
tected in the like adulteries, the same having
been hushed up out of consideration for tho
parties. Boecher replies by saying that
' whatever Mr. Tilton formerly said agan.st.
me, and I ku rW tho substance of it. he ha
withdrawn, and frankly confessed that he I ad
been niiled by the statonn nt of ono who,
whnti confront I. hacked down from Ids
charges. If the paper do not meddle, this
slander will fall still-born, dead as Julius
t'u'sar. If a sensation should be got up. of
course there are enough bitter enemies to fan
tho matter aud create annoyance, though no
liual damage.
II. W. lieecher agreed to ii ' ! tin- letter
over for coiuideravoB, bal i it before
Ming mo again. Moulton at first approved
of the letter, hut linallv i om luded to a NMttlt
with T. I., who otrored a mBOlltotO, the huI
stanee of which is in pencil on a copy of H.
W. B. 'a reply to P. The following is u copy
of tha Bubeuinte r fei red to i
" An enemy of mine, as I now learn, pois
ened the aaind of rheodore Tilton by telling
bin .stone eon me. T. I ben : en
gered against we booanaa I had qm tad alaa
ilar atoriee aainat bin which I bad beard
from the same paity, retaliated. Tin ud re
and I. thrOOgb a 'lnntinil friend.' WON
1 rotight together, and found upon mutual e-
planationa that both were the victims of the
aaaee slander."
In regard to the servant-girl in the Tilton
bonaehold who wee sent West to a boaridne
school, Monlton says her expenses wi re paid
bj Bee. her, through bin, the latter offering
in paj l ho money tor her schooling. Deft N
going away aha wrote the following letters
to aire. Tilton :
' My 1i:au Mns. Tu.ton : 1 want to tell von
something. Your mother ha repeatedly at
tempted to hue me by offering mo saoney end
i re auto, to go to certain portion and tell
then BtOliea injurious to UM character of
your hue bend, I have been pereueded that
the h nd attentiona shown by Mr. Tilton for
were rhehonoreble denonetrattona, i
Dover at the time thought that Mr. Til;
. areeeea were for anv auoh purposes, l do
not want to he made use of hv Mrs. Morse,
or any one else, to bring trouble on my two
beat li lends, viu and your husband. Bvo
hyo." "MvDiak If Be. TrXTOV I The story that
Mr. Tilton oneo ltfed mo from mv bed ami
earned me ccrcaTinnf; to Ins own. and at -
mpted to violate my pcrbon is a wicked lie.
Yours truly."
The following ie a letter from Mrs. Tilton
to one Mrs. p., dated Brooklyn, Nor. B, ik?.
li refen to certain stories told by the school
girl mentioned above i
My DneS line, P. I I come to you in this
fearful extremity, burdened by my misfort
unes, to claim your sympathy and love.
I have mistakenly felt oblige I to de
Oeiva these two years, that mv
husband has made falsi; accusations Bgsinst
ne, winch lie neT r bee to bei or any one, In
order thai be may n it appear on hii defenee,
thus adding tha terrible exposure of I law
suit. Will you implore silenco on her pari
against any indignation which she may feel
egainal bin, for the only ray of light and hone
in this nidn ight gloom fa his entire sympathy
and ooh perau in in my i ehalf. a word from
you to Mr. D. will ohange any unfriendly
spirit which dear mother may have given bin
against my husband. Jfoo. know I h kVO no
mother heart that will look charitably upon
ill av you. Affectionately, vour child.
(Signed) " Ki.i.auktii.
"Of oonree you will destroy this letter."
Mr. Moulton continue:
" I had aeon and known Mrs. Tilton well
and kindly on mv part, and I believed wholly
so on hen, and I bad m vir known, or mis
, ected, r seen, any exhibition of inharin ny
betWOOn her and her husband, and of cour.-e'
1 had no su-picion of inlidehty upon the part
Of either toward the other. The tirst intima
tion of it w hich came to me was the exhibition
of her original oonfeaeion, tha Bret o immunl
eat imi had fi.itn .Mrs. Tilton after I had road i
her oonfeaeion on the next morning ;;i-t De
cember. lTo. as follows:
' ' Mv DKAB PntKMS I'uank : I want you to
do ne the greatest possible favor. My letter,
which you have, ami the one I gave Mr.
lieecher at his dictation 1 if t evening, ought
both to be destroyed. PlOOeO bring both to
DM, and 1 will burn them. Show this note to
I'lieodore and Mr. Beecher. They will see tho
propriety of this request. Yours, truly,
( Signed) " 'JL B. Tiiroi."'
" I OOUld not accede to this reqttOOt, be
cause l had pledged myself to Beeohor that
her retraction on the one side and her con
fession to Tilton on tho other (which are the
papen aha refera to ae nv letter which yon
have, and the one 1 gave Mr. Beeoher.') should
net be given up. but should be held for tl.e
protection d either as against the Other. I
learned in my interview with lieecher. on the
1st of January.. Is71. he bad bei n told ,y his
Wife and Othera that Mrs. Tilton tlesired a
separation from her husband on the ground
of bit suppoeed inddeltiea to her, and that
Mi s. Tilton had applied to Mrs. npaohjor for
advice on tho su .jeet."
On Jan. 4, 1H71, .Mrs. Tilton addressed the
following letter to Moulton :
"Mv DKAB Fnimoi In regard to your
queetion whether I have ever sought a scpaia-
1 uon from ny husband, l indignantly deny
I that such was ever the fact, as I have denied
it a hundred times before. The story that I
wanted a sej aration was a deliberate false
hood, carried on by my poor mother, who said
sho would bear the responsibility of this and
other statement she might make, and com
municated to my husband's enemy, Mrs. H. W.
Beecher, and by her communicated to -Mr.
Bowen. I feel outraged by tho whole pro
oeedtogi and am now mlfering in eonaeouenoe
more than I am able to bear. I am yoUM
very truly,
(Signed) " Ei.iMiKTit B Tu.ton."
The following statement ot Mts. Tilton
was made and placed in tho hand of Moul
tou: Drawn, td, tfti.
" In July. 87o, prompted by ny duty, l m-
fonned mv husband that Mr. H. W. Beecher.
my friend and pastor had solicited me to be
: a wife to bun, together with all thai thia im
plied. Bix montha afterward ny huabaud
j felt impelled by the circumstances of a coti
piracy against him, in which BCra, Beecher
j had taken part, to luva an interview with Mr.
I Beech i r. in older thai Mr. B. might know
j exactly what I had said to my husband. I
wrote a brief atatenent, I have forgotten m
what words, which my husband showed to
' Mr. Beecher. Late the same evening Mr. B
i came to me with distress, saying I had rained
him and wanting to know it I meant to
J appear agatnel bin. This l certainly
I lint not moan to do, and the thought was
I agonizing to me. I then signed a pa i hu h
I he weote to dear hin in casj of a trieX in
this instance, a in most others, when ab
j sorbed by one great interest or feejing, the
harmony of my mind i entirely disturbed,
and I found on rillection that tin juiper WM
j so drawn ae to plana me most if jnstlyagainst
I my husband, audou the siile of Mr. Beecher:
so, in order to repair so BrttOl a blow to my
longeufferitig husband, I wrote an explana
' tion of the :bst paper ov r irv : : -nature. Mr.
Monlton proenreo from M--. Beeeher the
statements which I gave to him In my ugita
i tion and eenei: nt, i ml now holds it. This
I eml my connection with tbeoeoo.
(Signed) Btmwtl R. Tn.ToN.
" P. S. Ibis statement is made at the re
quest of Mr. Carpenter, that it may be shown
confidentially to Dr. Storrs and other friend
with whom my husband and I are consult
OOUOerning the charge of binckruail made )
by Mr. lieecher against 1'heodoro Tilton. .Mr. '
Moultou says :
So far aj Boecher is concerned, Tilt n
never made a demand on him for m iney,
pecuniary aid in any way or form. He a-ked
only that BOQChOT should interrT)se his inllu
enco and porer to protect bun from the slau
ders of those who claimed to In p,,..
friend, while Beeeher hineelf, wiUi that gen
i erosity and kindi.es toward Tilton which bad
alwaVH characterized hi acta during the v.holo
of this unhappy oontrovt rev, of ins own mo
tion, insisted, through me, in aiding Tilton in
establishing his enterprise of tho Golden Agr.
lOA Whisk purpose ho gave EM the SUn of
T.'i.noii, winch I wa to e end in Mtich meant r
a I deemed best to help the enterpriae along,
and if Tilton was at any timo in need person
ally to aid him."
i thina proper to add, eayi air. Moulton,
that TUton more than once said to mo he
could and would receive nothing from livelier
in tho way of pecuniary assistance. I re
member unt1 special instance in winch the sub
ji et was discii-sed between us. Beecher had
told me that he w.is willing to furnish money
to pay the expenses of Tilton and his family
in traveling abroad, in order that Tdton night
be saved from the constant tatc of uritation
which arose from the rumors ho was dail
heating. I rather hinted at than infoimed
Tilton of tin f ict, and he repelled even the
lutimatiou of such a thing with the utmost in
dignation and anger. Therefore I only under
took the disbursement ot this sum at tho
most earnest and voluntary le pte. t of
Beecher. Prior to Sunday. Match 'JW. 174, a
publication was made ol ii statement by a re
porter of the Brooklyn Union, purporting to
be the result of an interview with '1 nomas C.
Hhearman, Clerk of Plymouth Church, to the
effect T quota from memory) thai Tdton was
luaane, and thai be stated that lira. TUton
had me Inmost e fits (whatever that dhtoaae
maybe), m wlueh the bad anted matters
affecting tho character of Bechor. und to the
UUeawnl id neither of then, i ir th it roa
was any credit to bo given. B echer was very
much annoyed at tins put' ic.ition. and ad-
dreeeed the following letter to me:
Si Ni'W Nioitr. March '., UT4.
" My Dman VhaaXl I there to ho no end of
trouble? Ie were to follow wava in endless
akmP l was cut to the heart when '.
ed me that shameful paragraph from the
Union. It cruelty is beyond ueeoriptlon. I
fell like lying lOWO and 'saying, '1 am tired,
tired, tired of living or of trying to reeiot tho
devil of misclnei.' I would rather have had
a javelin launeiml against BM a hundred
nines than thoae who bava Buffered so nuch.
The shameful Indelicacy of bringing the most
sacred relations into such publicity lills me
with horror. But there aro some slight alle
viations. The paragraph came when the
public mind was engaged w ith the Council and
with Thoodoro'a letter. I ho;-e it will pas
without further neehw. if iti not taken m
by Other papers, it will ii'k out of eight and
be forgotten whereas, if it he assailed, it
may give it a oonepiouity that it never would
have had. But I shall write Shearman a letter
and give him my full feeUuga about it. I
must again he, as'l bava betetofore been, m
dehted to you for judicious counsel in this
new il.igrant element. My inmost soul longs
for pee 00, and, If that cannot be. for death.
That will bung peace My fervent hope is
that this depth of gad may sink through out
right, and not prove a mortal poison. Yours
ever, II. W BK.Ki iimt.
" I havo written strongly to Shearman, and
hope th it ho will send a lettor to T. unsolicit
ed. 1 am sn k, head, heart and bodv, but
must move on. I feel this morning like let -ting
thinga go by tho run."
The letter of retraction proposed by Tilton
not being forthnaenlng. I felt it ny duty In
thirt con teat Lo take auoh measures aa should
lesult in an upology from Shearman to'lilton.
1 aooordiugly earned to him it copy of the
Paper having the article, and laid it npOU his
desk in his olViee, and said to him that if tho
statements in this article were not actually
made by bin he ought to retraci them. ,l-
thcugh it lay on his desk, he said to BM that
he had UOl seen the artiole. and did not mt an
to see it. I told hin that ho must see it, and
if it was not true ho must say wo. Ho said
ho did not want to read it, and would not rend
it, 1 then left him. Afterwards 1 saw
Tilton und told him what I had done, and
said, We will go up together." which we did.
and met Mr. BbeaTUnn. Mr. Tilton called his
attention to the statement in the Brooklyn
Union ae having oome from bin (Shearman)
Concerning himself and his Wife, that one u i i
crazy and the other BUbjOOt to medlumiatlc
lit. Said he, " Mr. Shearman, this is un
true, and if you are not correctly repo ted,
your simple duty in to -ay so: and if you have
made such a stavment, 1 demand that you
retract and apologise. If you do not, I shall
hold you responsible in anv way 1 ett for such
an injurious statement." Tins eottfeooion
brought about an explanation from Shearman
which Tilton refused to accept, and Shearman
two days afterward sent him another letter of
xplanation, in which ha says, i an now set
iened that What I did say was erroneous."
On Friday evening, the 90th of December,
being tho night of tho Plymouth Church
prayer meeting. Tdton camn to me and sa:d
in substance that by his wife's request be had
determined to eee Beeeher in order to snow
to Baeoher the oonfeaeion of his wife of in
tercourse between them, which ho (Tilton)
had never up to that time mentioned to him
i !'. hen, and the fact of tho confession, o!
which lus wife hud told him that ahe had
never told Beecher that though beroon
lession had been made in Julv previous in
writing he ( Tilton had afterward destroyed it :
hut that his wife, tearing that if Uo weii's 00
cusationa against Beeohor wore made public
tiie whole natter would bo known, and her
own conduct with Beecher beootne expoeed,
had renewed her confession in her own hand
writing, Which he banded to me to lead,
which was the Btut knowledge I had of its
existence. Til ton did not toll mo how his
wife came to mako tho confession in July,
nor did I at that time, or ever after.
Bek Indeed, I may state hero, once for
all, that 1 refrained from asking confession
of acts of all parties further than they eboso
to make them voluntarily for the purpose for
which 1 was acting.
Tilton wanted mo to go dowu and ak
Beecher to come up and see him at my house,
which I did. I said to Beecher l " Mr. Tilton
want you to como and see him at my bouse
immediately." He asked what for. replied
that " ho wants to make some statement to
you in reference to your relations with his
family." He then oalled to some one m the
back room to go down and say he should not
be at the prayer meeting, and wo wont out to
gether, it was Btornung at the time, when
he remarked : "There l an approprintena
in this storm," and ask' d me : "What can I
do? What can do?" 1 said : " Mr. Beeeher,
I am not a Christian, but if you wish I will
ahOW you how well a heathen can servo ou."
We thou went to my house, aiid I
showed bin Into the chamber over the
parlor, where Mr. Tilton w as, and left them to
gether, in about an hour Mr. Beeeher came
down and aeked me if I bad aeen the oonfee-
sioti of Elisabeth. 1 said I had. Sai 1 he.
"This will kill me," and asked me to walk out
with him. l did so, and we walked to Mr.
TiltOB'a house together. RDd he went in. On I
the WO he said: " This is a ten tbli fAtaatrevl
pin . it comes upon ma a it struck by light- j
ning." Ho went into Tilton'a bou e, and 1 ro- j
turned home. Within an hour ho returned to j
my house, and we loft my house again ta
uetber, and 1 walked with bhn to his bo um
i'llton remained at my house whtb Beecher
w as absent at Tilton's house, and w hen ho re
turned there wa no conversation between
t b m. When we Berived at Beeohei bouea he
wanted mo to stand by him in thhiamergi aey.
and procure a reconciliation if possible. I
told bin I would, because the iuU'i csts , .
women, children and fanlllta were involved
If for no other reason.
That ended the interview that night. DttT
lug this evening nothing was said by Beech r
i the truth or falsity of Mrs. Tilt m's e.m
feeeion, nor did he baforn ne that be had
obtained from her any recantation of the con
feeeion, Which 1 afterward learned he had
done. I returned to my house and had some
conver-ation with lilton, in which be told DM
that he had recited to Beecher t ho details of
tho c nfesiionof his wifo's adulteries, and i
the remark which Beecher made was. ; in
l ail die. mi, Theodore," and that WW
tho answer Beecher made to him. I then ad- I
visi d Tttt n that for tho sake of hi wife and
family, and tor the sake of Beechei's family, I
the matter ahould be kepi quiet and bushed
up, Tho next morning, as I was leaving
boUM for business, Tilton came to my
house, and with great anger said that
Beech Bt bad done a mean act. that ho
had gone from that interview of la-1 night to I
his house, and procured from Elisabeth a re
cantation of nor confossion. He said for that
act ho would smite him: that there could he
no pe.ee. lie said, yon see that what I have
told yon of the meanness of that man is now
evident. Tdton said that Beeeher at the in i
view of last night had asked his permission
to go and see Elizabeth, and ho told him he
might go, which statement was continued by
Beeeher hlmaelf, and Beeeher loft him for
that porpoae. I sai 1 to Tilton: " Now don't
get angry. Bet us see if even this cannot be
arranged : I will go down and got that retrac
tion from him." I was then going to mv
business, so that 1 was unable to go that
morning, but went that evening, saw B eehor,
and told him that I thought he had bw D d ling
a very bbom and treacherous act, treach
erous tir-t towards BJBB. from whom he want
d help, in that ho did not tell mo on our
way tohia houee but night whet he bnd pro
cured fron (re. Tilton ; ami that he could
not expect my friendship in this matter un
less he BOted truthfully and honorably toward
mo. I further aeld : "Mr. Beecher, you hevvo
bnd criminal intercourse with Mi s. Tilton.
You i,.i. done growl Injury td Tilton other
wise : now when yon are confronted with it
vou ask permission of the man to again visit
his house, aud you get from that woman who
has confeed you have ruined her arecanta-
n n aud imi action ol tho trutli lor your more
p rsonel aefetj that won't eave you."
At that inte'i view he admitted with glial
and Borrow the feat Of his sexual relations
eifch .Mrs. Tilton, xpressod some iiioignatlon
that ahe had not told bin that bho had told
ber huahand, and that In ooneeojnenoe of
bi ing in ign wanea Of that laM hi had been
walking upon a volcano.
I said : " Mr. Beeeher, I want that recanta
tion ; 1 but i o tana for u." " Weil," stud he,
what ahell I do without It ?" I replied t "1
don't know; lean toll voti what will happen
with it." Ho asked : " What will you do if I
give it to you ?M 1 answered: " I will keep it
a 1 keep 'her confession. If you act hoimr-
ahtar, 1 will proteel it with ny ttfn, a I would
protect the other with my life. Mr. Tilton
aeked for that OOUfeeeion this morning, and I
said : ' I will never give it to you : you shall
not have it from my hands until I havo ex
hausted aver effort for peace.' "
Mr. Beecher gave mo back tho paper.
Having now placed before the committee
my statement of facts concerning Mrs. Tilton
aiid documentary evidence that 1 havo to
support them, and as they ure diametrically
oppoMod to nearly all that Mr. Tilton ap
pears tO declare in her published statement, I
d en it my duty to myself and my position in
this terrible boalnooe, to sav that during this
i:l air Mr.. Tilton has more than once admit
ted to me, and to another person to my know
ledge, whom I do not care to bring into this
oontroverey, the fact of ber eexuel relations
with lieecher, and she has never once denied
then other than in tho written paper pre
pared for a purpose which 1 have alrea ly ox
hibited ; but, on the contrary, tha fact of such
criminal intorcourae being well undei stood by
Beecher, 'TUton, and Mrs. Tilton to have
taken place, my whole action in tho matter
wa booed upon the eistenco of that fact, and
was an endeavor faithfully canied out by me
in every way possible to protect tho families
of both" tho parties from the consequences of
public disclosure of Mrs. Tilton's admitted
lntidehtios to her husband.
If any evidence was needed that I was en
deavoring to the latest hour to prevent tho
publication of all these document ami that 1
retained the confidence of at least one of the
n n lea In that endeavor. I produce a letter of
July 18, 1874, befog B note arranging a mci t
ing between myself and Beecher in regard to
tins oontroverey i
"July 18, 1H74.
"My Ih n Fiunk : I will be with you at
7, or a little before. 1 am ashamed to put a
straw more upon you. and have but a Single
conclusion that th matter cannot distrOBB
you long, aa It must soon end. Thai is, there
will bo no more anxiety about tho future,
whatever regrets there may be iu tho past.
Truly yours, and ever. " H. W. lh.ia uiut."
How Hint? Theodore or Abyssinia MeC
A few tmnmtd Abjwiriiunn, at
tracted by the clamor of amnio aud
shouting, mustered courage enough to
approach the tendnrd which waved so
gnily in the mountain gale ; and on be
holding one of their countrymen on the
ground, they bent over the body, but
quickly mcoiled with fearful dismay on
thi'ir laces, exclaiming, " Todros ! "
"Todroe I "
The words attracted tho attention of
every one, and together they strode
toward the body, jostling each other in
the endeavor to obtain a glimpse of
him the natives styled "Todros, Ne
gus, Negaahi of Itiopia.
And w hat did they see ? The body of
a native seemingly half famished, clad
in eoar.se upper garments, dingy with
wear and raggl d with tear, covering un
dergarment of clean lineu !
The face of deep Brown was tho most
remarkable one in Abyssinia ; it bore
the appearance of One who had passed
through many anxious hours. II is
eyes, now overspread with a deathly
lflm, gave evidence yet of the piercing
power for which they were oelebrated.
The mouth was well delined and tiiin
Lipped. The lower lip was well adapted
t'i express scorn, and a trace of it was
ftill visible. As he gasped his last, two
rows of whitish teeth were disclosed.
Over his mouth two strong lines arched
to a high aquiline nose. The nostrils
expanded Widely as be struggled to re
tain the breath which was Rapidly
leaving him. The face WtJ broad, high
cheek-Boned, with a high, prominent
forehead and Overhanging eyebrows.
The hair was divided into three
large plaits extending from the fore
head to tho back of the neck, which
latter appeared to be a very tower of
strength. The body meenured live feet
eight inches, and was very muscular
and broad-chested. There was a char
acter about the fejhlnfei denoting great
iirmnesa or obstinacy mingled with
farfcity; but perhaps the latter ides
was suggested upon remembering the
many cruelties ascribed to him. And
thus was it that we saw the remains of
him whom men called Theodorus, Em
peror of Abyssinia, the Descendant of
M.inUi k ; Son of Solomon King of
Kin"f , Lord of Earth, Conqueror of
Ethiopia, Begenerator of Africa, and
Saviour of Jerusalem, now dying
d id by his own hand !
The Irish soldiers took hold of his
leg and roughly dragged him to a ham
mock, where, after two or three gasps,
he breathed his last.--S'anl ' oo
mcuHe dt 9dffdalct,
A Lesson in Atljectivcs.
"Well, my son, you have got into
gramnxar, have yon ?" said s proud sir.
to his thickest chip tho other night.
" Let mo hear you compare some id
Chip "All right, dad. Little, less,
least; big, least, mow, more, most "
Prond Sir. " Sold On, sir ; timt'snot
right : you "
('.--' Toe, tore, toast; mOW, HMM.
snout; go, goer, gout; row, roar, root."
P, S. - "Si..;,, i eay; those adj "
0. "Drink, dntnk, drink; chink,
obank, ehanh "
P, S. "You infernal little fool!
Wtint in thunder "
C. " Good, batter, beat; wood, wet
ttr, wet; bad, wnseer, worst; bile,
biler, bilerbnsi ; sew, inwer. sup ; sw
door, pnponch ; 0 1 gemini ! dal!
The ontntged parent had broken into
UM t'seital km n (th bootjaek,
( liaiuring the Fay-Hay.
Some of the largest muniifacturing
firms in England have changed payday
from Saturday to Bfondaj, and are reji
resented as being rory well satisfied
with the results of the change. The
object is to reoBOve from the working
men the temptations of a holid q
immediately utter they Imve been paid
tin iir weekly wages, and having work
Waiting for them on the morning follow
ing pay-day. M. (buliti, of Guise,
Prance, hns improved on this system by
dividing hi workmen into secti. ma, with
d liferent pay-days for eaoli. He relic
upon the moral example of their fel
lows working steinhly naj SO prevent
those who have just been paid from
wasting their money in dissipation.
furtlsan Theories of Government
In discussing thu Ihsuo of the polit
ical campaign, u Democratic exchange
aaya : t
"i he Kepuhliein party believes rellKiounly
in t he itoeii hk'm anil theory of paternal ov
eii, mi nt. The tiindameii'al prineiplo of tdo
Deeseerwahi party le, "That Bverasaent la
best that governn the loaMt."
This is a fair statement of the distinct
ive difference in the underlying und
ull-pervading theories of the two par
ties. It might well servo as a key to
the njidarneanding of the respective re
cords. Whatever has been the issue
before the public during the no eiist
ajsfli of tho parties, they have taken
sides in SCjCOrdanOt with this distinction
in fundamental principle.
Twenty years ago the Republican par
ty was bom, having for its motto " .
more slave territory." It proosed to
exercise paternal supervision over the
territorial portion of the L'nion, exclud
ing from it the deadly curse of African
slavery. The Democratic party said on
the OOntrary, " Let slavery be voted tip
or dowu in the territories ; it is, not for
the Hot Sfn met! to interfere." Then,
as now, " paternalism " was undemo
cratic. A few years later came the su
preme test. Seine of the States wanted
to secede. The Republican party
" paternally " objected ; the Democracy
again said, in effect, that the Govern
ment had 50 right to interfere.
The war over, the Southern States
attempted to restrict stillrage to the
whites. The Republicans insisted that
the Government should once more exer
cise paternalism by inserting a clause in
the Constitution guaranteeing the
electivo franchise to all, without dis
tinction of race, color or previous condi
tion of servitude. As a matter of
course, the Democrats fought against
the amendment. There have been three
great conilicts rn the paternal line of
battle, in each one of which each party
has been thoroughly tine tj its funda
mental principle, and the people have
repudiated the absurd idea that " that
Government is best which governs the
least." The truth is that, the test of a
Government is in the quality rather
than tha quantity of its rule, and true
statesmanship consists in applying
legislative remedies when really ap
plicable, and only then. Some evils
are too deep and subtile for political
agency to reach them. As well attempt
to hold water in a sieve as to regulate
the conscience by statute. Between
vice and crime there is a broad distinc
tion. The former is beyond the reach
of legislation ; the suppression of the
latter is the especial province of law.
To adopt the do-nothing theory of
Democracy would be like disbanding
the Eire Department, and trusting to
private effort to stay the flames of a
rising conllagration. The disreputable
reoord of the Democratic party has
grown out of its false premise as a
logical aud inevitable sequence.
in the matter of finance there lias not
been much opportunity for anti-pater-nelism,
In this regard the Democrats
have not dared to be consistent, fifo
convention of tha party since the pres
ent banking system came into vogue
has demanded that the Government
should go out of the banking business.
In order to do that, it would havo to
withdraw the greenbacks, and the charter.-,
of the national banks, and thus in
effect tell the people to use coin or lo
cal " shinplasters." As a rule, the
Democrat! want the Government to go
tdill farther with financial paternalism
than it has already gone, and instead of
allowing banks to emit money, issue
directly all the currency in use. With
out attempting to explain the financial
paternalism of the Democracy, we call j
attention to it as an instance of the
familiar old truth, " oexsptioaan prove I
the rule."
Besides finance, the country is in
throes with the transportation question.
Bo far as the two parties have been true ;
to their cardinal principles. The Dem-
ocratic States have refused to interfere
to protect the people from railway ex
tortion, and in Congress last winter the j
Democrats voted, almost unanimously,
against any and every measure having
for its object the restriction of railway
extortion. The stupid Republican
Congr ssional address floundered bnd
stumbled in the discussion of transpor
tation ; but the proceedings of Congress
showed plainly that the Democrats drift
toward the monopolists, the Republic
ans toward the people, the explanation
being found in ono word, paternalism.
The corporations only ask to be let
alone. They stand herein where .b it.
Davis and his associates stood in the
rebellion. Aw surely as tho railroad
question becomes the great issue in
politics, the corporations and the Dem
ocrats will be in alliance. The funda
mental principle of the latter will
necessitate such an alliance, Chicago
The iMockery of Reconstruction.
The Republican party has been
justly landed by mankind for its ex
traordinary magnanimity in relieving
rebels sad traitors from their 'political
disabilities. Thousands of Southern
men, who sought by every diplomatic
device and by every resort of arms to
des! 'My the 'government ; who muni
l'eted' a malignity toward Northern
met) unprecedented in the annuls of
civilization; who tortured, murdered,
and starved Union prisoners ; who
ought to scatter pestilence at the North
Sttd to poison whole armies of Union
roups ---there thousands of blood-
stained rebels now not only enjoy equal
political rights with patriotic citizens
who fought for the prescrvat ion of tho
Union, but hold Offloe and dispense
patronage. But that many of those
who humbly pleaded to be restored to
political rights, and once more took a
solemn I nth to support the Constitu
tion, are at heart rebels still ; that they
hate the Constitution, and design to
crush the negro beneath the heel of a
new despotism Whioh shall comprehend
all the horrors of SMVetTeBUept the
name, is demonstrattd afresh everyday.
Witness the I. A and passionate tirade
of John Forsyth, the editor of the
Mobile Itegister, whose rein 1 disabili
toswere removed no Inter than last
winter. In a recent article headed
"To Your Tents, Oh White lien," he
says :
e these ward meetings, white men of aii
cla-'fo tid decreet - rieli ind .r, I, arm d
and uninatrueted -upon whom mature han
conferred e white fu.'o sad s whits blood to
be defended fmm the contamination of min
eoifMiation and the daruntut; diaffl a -n of mth-
ordination to race inferiority. We must fight
tion bsttlo for oxiMtenee with our wholo
htreiik'th and BOSMTSgS f fSSS the Urt Bkinn.rdi
to thu lat tield day. There uumt Le no hold
ing hack and relegation of duty to our neigh
bora. When the drum beata the aHHemhly,
let all turn out and answer to the roll-call of
White Htipremacy over the blaek monkey
inline of cavihzation who arrogate Hiiperior
it ' over men whom (iod made t heir flaaatSSS.
That tho battles of the rebellion were
fought both to save the Fnioti ami ro
hint oesj sJSM, X r.y, and that the Constitu
tion was amended ho BJ to guarantee
tho absolute freedom and equal polit
ical rights of all men, black as well as
white, John Forsyth well knows. Why
then does Jie prate of black monkey
mimics of civilization who arrogate su
periority over men iStAOM Qod mads
th ir tua.sf' rf When tho noisy as.
rebel swore once more to support tho
Constitution, it included tho amend
ment which abolishes the last vestitre of
the mastership of one man over another,
whether he be blaek or white. The
man who emerges from defeat, begs for
mercy and obtains pardon, only to turn
upon and rend his benWactOT, is a
c rwsrd unlit for eitiaenehip. What
is needed at the Bouth is political and
social ostracism of all such men. They
are urging the Southern peoplo to fresh
crimes against both the letter and the
spirit of the Constitution, and so heap
ing up "wrath against the day of
wrath. It is not only absurd but im
pudent in Mr. Forsyth to inveigh
against th OOntamiMUion miscege
nation. Tho yellow men, women and
children, of every shade scattered from
one end of the old slave States to the
other constitute a standing charge and
p: -oof that " miscegenation " is a thing
of Southern society under the reign of
slavery. The blue blood of the chival
rous Southrons flows in rivers through
the veins of the dusky creatures equally
of their cruelty and of their lustful pas
sion. The Southern black man is the
black mtin is the blood relation of the
Southern white man, and when the lat
ter organizes a band of assassins, under
the name of the White League, to mur
der negroes, he perhance spills the
blood of nil own kin. Intrr-ihcan.
( tirious Origin of a Ouarrei Iletweeii
Dickens and Thackeray.
Edmund Tates has introduced --iie
new era into modern literaturo oi'.'he
personality painting novel. The late
K, P, Willis was to some extent its
pioneer, but it was left to Edmund
Yates to carry it to perfection. There
figured in London for some years past
a person named Joseph Ady, who had
a rather lucrative love of communicat
ing to a vast number of people " sotne
thing to their advantage," and whose
chambers, when searched by the police,
were found to contain the addresses
and descriptions of everyone whom ho
had ever seen, with whom he had been
brought in contact ; and not long since
a professional beggar was dragged to
light whose rooms were covered with
the names and addresses of distin
guished charitarians, labeled, "Easily
gulled;" "a weakness for disabled
sailors; lost a leg at Trafalgar; good
for a liver ;" and so forth. The study
of Mr. Yates is, in a similar spirit and
taste, decorated with sketches of the
yes and hair and casts of the chins and
noses of every person of any distinction
whom by accident he may have en
countered. Indeed one of his noses
got him into much trouble, and was tho
cause of a long, wordy war and social
estrangement between the two greatest
novelists of our time Dickens and
Thackeray. Mr. Yates ventured on a
description of Mr. Thackeray's nose, a
subject on which he was especially sen
sitive. The slaughterer of snobs took
the part of his nose, Mr. Dickens that
of its painter. The conflict was only
calmed by the withdrawal of Mr. Yates
from the Garrick Club.
A Puzzling riienoinenon.
When a piece of territory settles
away below its accustomed level the
metier is very easily explained, and the
case is tho same when there is a sudden
upheaval. Hut in the vicinity of Sche
nectady, N. Y, a phenomenon has oc
curred which gives rise to a great deal
of speculative inquiry. The railroad
near that place for about 1U0 feet has
several times risen to such a degree as
to render it necessary to take up the
rails and sleepers and grade the bed
anew. It is supposed that a vein of
quicksand runs umler the hard pan of
the surface at that point, and that the
water from the high ground, saturating
it, und becoming imprisoned, exerts a
hydraulic power, lifting the surface,
lu accordance with this theory a
method of deep drainage is to be
adopted at once. Boston Jouririi,
Houquols at Dinner.
The Saratoga Sun gives the following
as a dinner-table feature adopted by
some of the hotels at that resort : "At
every plate the snow-white napkins,
tastefully folded, are placed in the
clear cut-glass goblets, and carefully
disposed iti every napkin is a beautiful
little button-hole bouquet. These are
intended for the guests and are cheer
fully appropriated. The effect, both
while the bouqnete embellish the nap
kins, and after they have been trans
f erred to the buttonholes of the gen
tlemeu's coats aud to the bosoms of the
ladies' drosses, is very pretty and
pleasing. The Sunday bill of fare is
handsomely illuminated, and, being so
pretty, all of them are carried away
from the tables as a sort of souvenir.
Genius is the gold in the mine ; tal
ent is the miner who works and brings
it out.
Kindness is the golden chain by which
society is bound together.
Ignorance gives a sort of eternity to
preTudiee and perpetuity to enor.
To have ideas is to gather. To think
is to weaVt them into garland:.
A man must stand erect, not to be
kept ert et by others.
Without a rich heart, weath is an ugly
Ali kip C) ku, of Provkaance, B.
I., asked George ii. Whipple, a hatter,
to ell him a hat on Sunday. Whipple,
in tha way of favor, oomplied. When
n bin wae cent to Gerald be refused to
pay it, on the ground that business
transactions on Sunday are illegal, and
emseipteiitly the debt was not eollect
uble. The ones has been tried in court,
the decision being that Gerald by sub
sequently acknowledging the debt had
made the claim g

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