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TOST OFFICE BUILDISG,
-tf fLATTS MOUTH, NEB.
EPITOME OF THE WEEK.
Condensed from Telegrams of Acroinpanvin; Dales.
Monday, July 20. Spain has been ire-
dared in a state of siege, ami the e?l:dcs of
all Carlists have Im-cii declared M 'iuihlr;il d
to tbo State. A M-cial rceive of 1:15,1 WO nii ti
lia.t been create A frihtfii' colliery
explosion occurred at AVigan, Krurlaml,
on the l'.HIi, which caused the dentil
of fifteen persons. . . . Ilrcitd rii5 have
recently occurred in varlon ortion
of Italy A Calcutta dlat li cays
t lie river from Awnm to Oiwlc have
RcxHled tli; country and caused great
damage. ...According toa Havana dispatch of
the 1Mb an insurgent col until bad ln-en de
feated at KLjaru....A working train of Ilie. !'
trrit & Lansinc Kail way wa thrown from the
track by a fallen tree near Trufant Station,
on the afternoon of Hid lSth. Six men were
killed and eleven ertoiinly wounded Mrs.
Jacob Will, 1111,4 old lady hixty years of
-, was liiirued to death on tin: 1Mb at Day.
ton, Ohio, from iisin kerosene oil as a lire
kindling Ilp:iebes of tin: l'Jth report at-
ackii upon M:ttlcr by the Indiaiw-of Wyo
ming Tcrritry nnd Texas On the morning
of the lsih two trains collided on the Krle
Railway, near Canascrajra, N. V. One man
was killed and twenty more or less injured.
Among the latter were K. (. llervey of Terrc
Haute, Ind., and O. W. Barrett of OiiettRo
....The Congressional committee to Investi
gate Arkansas allairs commenced their duties
at Little Rock on the IStli. Trouble lias
arisen between the Governor and the Consti
tutional Convention upon the ques
tion of the tenure of oflicc by
the Governor. The convention insists
that all ofliecrs from the highest to the low.
est pliall be elected, while the Governor in
sists that bis term shall be fixed by the con
vention. A St. Louis Ihttutrmt special savs
the Governor bad threatened to disperse the
convention if his demands were not ac
Tcehday, July 21. Another crisis lias
occurred in France. On the 20th Gen. De Cisscy
announced the appointment of Baron Clia
batul la Tour as Minister of the Interior and
M. Bod -t as Minister of Finance, thua leaving
the Bonapartists without a Cabinet represent
ative. The Duke of Monti-bcllo died on the
20th, aged seventy-three Queen Victoria
on the 20th quietly informed the British Pur.
liameiit that Prince Leopold had attained hts
majority, and asked for the usitoJ financial
recognition of that rait.. ..The Spanish
Government issued a supplementary proc
lamation on the 20th declaring that "charges
of sedition and conspiracy should be tried by
court-martial, and that interference with rail
ways or telegraphs should be punishable with
death. A CarbVt telegram of the 20tii ays
that Cuencii was captured by Don Alphonso
on the lCth, that a forced levy of 32,000 was
made, and that 2,000 prisoners fell into his
hands A fight occurred on the loth near
Camp Stainbaugh, Wyoming Territory, be
tween a company of L'nited States troops and
the Arrnpahocs, in which twenty-five of the
latter arc known to be killed and 3;W ponies
captured. The loss of the troops was four
killed and three wounded.. On .h 17th i
large oody of Coma nc lies attacKeo a company
of regular cavalry near Fort Sill. Col. Car
penter was seriously lmrt, six of his soldiers
were killed and a large number badly wounded.
Indian traders predict a jfeneral uprising in
the Territory Dispatches from East Sagi
naw, Mieh., report serious forest fires to the
north of that city On the afternoon the
201 h cx-Atty.-Gcn. Clark, of Manitoba,
was savagely assaulted by Capt. May, of the
Minneapolis police, and so severely injured
that his life is despaired of. Hay had been i
arrested for assault with intent to commit
"Wednesday, July 22. Acting Gov.
Davis, of Mississippi, had made a requisition
upon the Government f.r aid to prevent do
mestic violence in connection with the com
ing election. Two companies of regulars have
been sent to Vicksburg. . . .Commissioner of
Indian Allairs Smith has declined to remove
Special Indian Agent Miles, as requested by
leading Friends, .' because he called
upon the military for aid in pro
tecting his agency. The, Commissioner
says such a demand, if complied with, would
be suicidal and work great injustice to Miles.
nnd injure the peace policy of the Govern
ment The death sentence of Dockery has
been commuted to ten years' imprisonment at
the instance of Capt.-Gcn. Concha From
returns to the Department of Agriculture,
published on the 21st, it apjcars that
there is an increase in the area of
corn of 2,000,nio acres, or (' per
cent, above last year's breadth. The largest
percentage of increase is in the South. The
increase in acres is largest in the West. The
condition of the crop is generally good ia the
West, but elsewhere variable. Only
Massachusetts of tbo Eastern States.
Pennsylvania of the Middle States,
and Maryland. South Carol ina. Gtor.
gia. Florida and Texas of the Southern
States, report an average condition. Minne-
ta is an exception to the general good con
dition reported from the West, its average
being IM, while reports from other States are
as follows: South Carolina, 101; Massa
chusetts, Florida, Michigan, Kansas, 102;
Maryland and Iowa, 104; Illinois, 105; Texjis,
100; Indiana and Nebraska, 100; Pennsylva
nia, Georgia, Wisconsin and Missouri, ItiO
The statement of Mr. Tilton before the Inves
tigating Committee of Plymouth Church, in
relation to Mr. lk echer, was published on the
morning of the 22d The extensive jewelry
store of Giles Bros., Chicago, was burned on
the morning of the 22d. Loss $375,(XX.
Tiicksday, July 22. The Spanish com
nutnder has sent a large force of troops to
reinforce the Republicans in the province of
Cuenca. A detachment of Carlists had been
defeated at Salvanete and 700 of the prisoners
captured at Cuenca released. The Carlists
had shot every tenth man of the volunteers
captured at Cuenca It was reported in
London on the 22d that the cholera had
broken out among the 50,000 pilgrims con
gregated at Poore, India, to attend the Jug
gernaut festival The order of the Secretary
cf War sending two companies to Vicksburg
to restrain anticipated violence has been re
voked Ou the evening of the 22d Mr.
Beecher sent to the Investigating Committee
of his church a general and sweeping denial
of the charges preferred by Mr. Tilton, and
in this denial Mrs. Tilton joined. The latter
had commenced proceedings for divorce.
Friday, July 24. Perierc's Constitu
tional bill was rejected in the French Assem
bly on the 23d, as was also a motion to dis
solve the Assembly The British Parliament
has voted a grant of $75,000 a year to Prince
Leopold The Spanish steamer Minerva
exploded her boilers in the harbor of
Havana on the 23d. Two men were
killed and sixteen wounded B. F.
C. Brooks has been nominated as the
w-orkinguien's candidate for Governor of
Tennessee.... Dr. II. J. Rice has been nomi
nated for Congress by the Democrats of the
Eighth I adiana. District, and Hon. James L.
Evans by the Republicans of the Eleventh
On the 23d Mrs. Tilton published a statement
denying each and every charge preferred
against Beecher in which she was
concerned A tank of crude oil exploded
in Cleveland, Ohio, on the 23d, while being
drawn from the cars to the warehouse.
The reservoir -was shattered and the
three attendants blown into the air
a long distance, enveloped in burning
oil .... Serious lires are raging in
the vicinity of Shiocton, W Is. On the ld rt
cranlicrry marsh of f00 acres was burned
over, and M'Veral building's destroyed . . . .The
bids received foHhe i'W loan at the Treasury
lVHMttmHl tin the 2:id aggregated $70,000,.
fS.VTCKD.VY, July 25. On the lfitji the
steaiiisdiip City of Gauleii;'lt was wrecked on
one of the Kntmnia Islands. Vessel and
corirs vnlued at $:ax,0ilil, a total loss. Pas
sengers and crew saved.... The British Pur
liameiit will be prorogued on the Hh of
August. ...An alarming out break of small-
jm(X has M-curred at Newmarket, England
....Gen. Moriones has defeated the Carlit
in Navarre, taking 1,500 prisoners.
I UK 3IAKKKTS.
Jrtr ai. tr4
Cotton. MbldlMitt Upland, 17,17,c.
I.ivb Stock Beef Cattle -ll.nor-M J.riti. Hos
Dressed, $S.-wit,.rai. Mieep-Liv, jcnur.vii.im.
Rne a ostites. Flour Oool to choice, f...ll.Yo
..!; while wheat extra, $r,.WGi.ti.m. Whent-No.
gChicngn, JH.-JWrl.'Xi; Iowa apring, I 1 ill
No. a Milwaukee uprlnir, ! XVy ,5. live West
ern and Stale, $l.(ftr.l.'. Barley G&
Com M'xfd Western ufloat. 7S!JT'JJic Oats
New Western, 6.VJifit4c.
PitovisioNs. Pork New M"r Jst.00S1.3O.
Wool. t Vmmot to extra, M'&Gjc.
Live Stock. Beeves Cholrn, f .iVilii.OO;
Kooit, $r.iV(i.j.50: medium, l.',.V?.5.10; butch
ers' stock, JS.M.Wi; ftock cattle, $..r
4.50. Hugo Live, $ii.:30fG.OO. Sheep Good
to choice, $ t.iVff.5.00.
Provisions. Butter Choice, iMrtSVc. Eggs
Fresh, l:$",a.Uc, Pork New Mess, $.5U
SJ.00. Lard -111.7011.75.
BrtEAUsTirrrs. Flour White winter extra,
$."i.7.VT,7.75; spring extra, $5.0l)((i5.50. Wheat
Spring, No. 2, $1.01 .084. Corn No. 2, M
fan-Die Oats No. 2, .VHfUiTc. Bnrlcy No. 2,
$.(rr,l.H. Rye No. , 7V,7Sc.
Wool. Tub-washed, 4552c.; fleece, washed,
40?fcWc.; fleece, unwashed, 30&3-'lc.; palled,
Lcmbkii. First Clear, $5O.0O,55.OO; Second
Clear, S17.007?.ty.OO; Common Boards, 10.50
12.00; Fencing, $10.3K?ia.OO; "A" Shingles,
$3.2oa3.50; Lath, $2.25tfl.2.37'4.
Breadstuff. Flour $5.40..70. Wheat
$1.(W. Corn W)Wc. Rye $1.00. Oat- 00ijti8c.
Provisions. Pork $21.5O22.0O. Lard
Live Stock. Beeves Fair to choice, $.3G?
.(. Hogs Live, $5.50r..an.
BiiEADsTLFFs. Flour XX Fall, $5.00(3.25.
Wheat No. 2 Red Fall, $1.151.18. Corn No.
2, a)(iTc. Oats No. 2, 57&5Kc. Rye No, ,
Provisions. Pork Me. J-J.OO22.50. Lard
Bueadsti ffs. Flour Spring XX. $5.70r5.W
Wheat Spring No. 1, SLUKTr.!.!!)? ; No. 2, $1.1'
l.lbij. Corn No. 2, iv-ViWtC,. Oats No. 2, jOTiJ
51c. Rye No. 1, SiK&JUc. Barky No. 2, St 02Jfc
BiiKAnsTrrrs. Wheat Extra, $1.391.40.
Corn 0!Kj,TUc. Oats 59?4i0c.
BiiEAnsTfFFs Wheat Amber Mich., $1.11
1.15; No. t Red, $1.1 t'il.l Hi. Corn Mixed,
C72c. Oats (HXaljlc.
r,KF.AlsTUFFs Wheat No. 1 Red, $11 l.(ft1.15;
No. 2 Red, $1.10.1H. Corn 7iXs,Tic. Outs
Live " Stock. Beeves $I.75(!a6.25. IIo'S
Live, $').2.Xli.85. Sheep $Wqr.iVt.
Live Stock. Beeves Best. $fi.2.V7?fi.5n; me
dium, $r,.5iVT( 6.IJ0. Hn-js Yorkers, $(i.:illf.j)
ti.M); IMiiladelphia, S'i.'.Hirr.lO. Sheep Best,
5.5ii5.75; inediiim, $ 1.75(5 ".2j.
Shatla and Pur Water Tor Stock.
We always tliouirlit it cruel to expose
stock to the fierce midday rays of our
summer sun without shade trees. I hat
stock of nil kinds do stiller more or less
from the direct rays of Ihe sun is evi
dent enough to all who have observed
witli what tenacity they cling to a shade
in the middle of ;i hot day, even prefer
ring to endure the pangs of hunger to the
meridian rays of the sun. We have
known oxen that have Been plowing all
the forenoon of a hot day retire to the
shade and stand there during the noon
ing in preference to cropping grass in
Some farmers are in the habit of keep
ing their cows in the barn-yard all night,
and until the sun is some distance above
the horizon in the morning, w ithout any
thing to cat, and then alter cropping a
hasty breakfast they will retire to the
shade and remain there until within a
lew hours of milking time, when they go
forth to feed a short time. Is it any
wonder that cows shrink in their milk in
hot weather and that farm horses that
run out fall away in flesh?
We have known some writers to depre
cate shade trees in a pasture, because
slock w ill cling to them so in hot weath
er, neglecting to eat a'l the grass neces
sary to their greatest usefulness, but it
must have been a heartless disregard of
the comfort of brutes that dictated such
a proposition. An animal to thrive and
to do i s best must be comfortable and
If stock in a pasture remain under the
shade too much of the time to crop sulli-
cient feed, why would it not be a good
plan to drive them into cool stables dur
ing the heat of the day, and give them a
little cut grass or some other nourishing
tood It is undoubtedly' the true policy
in keening such stock as employ their
organs in manufacturing food for man,
whether it be flesh or milk, to induce
them to consume all the feed that their
organs can digest and assimilate without
detriment to their health. If they are
driven by the fervent rays of the sun to
remain under shade too much of their
time, then they should be fed under the
shade, either by placing mangers there
and draw ing them food, or by shutting
them up in stables and feeding them. We
throw out these suggestions for the con
sideration of the humane man as well as
economical ; for we believe it is both in
human and wasteful to compel stock to
seek their food exposed to the heat of the
1 he lack of an abundance of pure, cold
water, easily accessible, is another cause
of suffering to stock and loss to their
owners. Too many farmers rely upon
stagnant swamp water for their stock
during a great part of the pasturing sea
son. This is cruel, and unnecessary in a
country where veins of water can almost
always be found by digging from thirty
to a hundred feet. To be sure, it costs
something to dig wells and pump water
lor stock, but much less than the loss in
letting them drink impure, stagnant
water. However abundant and nutri
tious the pasture, stock cannot do well
when sutlering from thirst, and cows
cannot make pure, wholesome milk from
foul water. Impure water not only
makes unhealthy milk, but it affects the
health of the stock that drinks it; there
fore provide pure, sweet water for your
stock. American Hit ml llvmc.
SSTiiis is a Louisville Courier Jvnml
rap at Milwaukee: "Ah, see how the
sun is gilding von distant sails," re
marked Matilda Jane to John Alfred, as
the steamer on which they were passen
gers was nearingthe port of Milwaukee.
" Alas!" quoth John Alfred, gazing in the
direction indicated by his sw eet compan
ion, " that's only a Milwaukee street, and
them things you see is ears."'
Female social clubs are becoming nu
merous in IhLs country.
Theodore Tilton Before lite Inveti?at
lii Commlltre of I'lyuioalh Clmrrli
A Kormiilable Indictment Agnlam A
I'ltpular Preacher le Cliartsea Uece ti
er Ullh DUIionarinR III Wife.
Un the evening of the 2Mh Mr. Theodore
Tilton submitted hU " statement" to the com
mittee of Ilyiuouth Church npiwhiltd by
Mr. Beecher t lnv'sil.-tv; vi'rtain charges
which hod been made against him, with
Which the Haines of Mr. Tilton and his wife
had been unpleasantly coiuuTtcd. Notwith
standing tbrt committee endeavored to sup
press its publication it sipie;red in print on
the afternoon of the 21st in an obscure Brook
ln iapcr, and all over the United Slides oh
the morning of the 22d. The erttifrd points
the statement flr1 jMcn WeiovV. It is projter
b mid thai the document is sworn to by the
Mr. Tilton prefaces his statement by a re
cital of the circumstances which rallt'd it
forth, saving that a grave ftl l"tl ;A ticcn
committed by Mr. lleeclicr and duly uh1o-
tt'ff.cd tor, and that all reference thereto would
have been omitted were it not that. Mr. B'oecii-
cr had chosen to pt wii 'oelore the public an
Oli-rt'Ujoii of ignorance and innocence con
ccrning them, and had conspicuously appoint
ed a committee of six of the ablest men of hh
church, together with two ultofn-yf, f) li
quire into wb"t h" led the public to believe
Was an unaccountable mystery, as if he had
neither committed un olfensc nor made an
apology, thus prompting tl pnWi'ii lo infer
that both wert; the ilgtiients of his (Tilton's)
tatitgluution and that he was under sonic
frightful hallucination, living in a dream and
forging a fraud. The responsibility of th
grave disclosures he was about to make rested
not with him, but firstly with Bk't'thn-, "wild
hud prompted thf hive irrigation, and next
with Mrs. '1 ilton, w ho had joined him in a con
spiracy which could not fail to be full of peril
and wretchedness to many hearts.
The statement eonoi'ftiV'eS as follows:
WnFrttiAS, The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher
has instigated the appointment of u com
mittee, consisting of six members of his
church and society, to inquire t and rfp"' I
upon alleged aspersions, ttpeit his character
ov i neoucrv ilium; anu
"WUkkkas, Mrs. Elizabeth R. Tilton, wife
of Theodore Tilton, has deserted her home
in order to co-operate with Beecher in a
conspiracy to overthrow the credibility (Mid
good repute of her bite husband as a man
and a citizen! therefore,
Theodore Tilton, being thus authorized and
required, and by published demand made
upon him by the Rev. Henry Ward Becciier,
and being now and hereafter released by the
act of Mr?-. Tilton from further responsibil
ity tor the concealment of the truth touch
ing her relations with Beecher, therefore
Theodore Tilton hereby sets forth, under
solemn oath, the following fact nnd testi
mony. Hire follow thj specifications:
1; St'liiug forth the marriage of Mr. and
2. That for a period of fifteen years an inti
mate frieiidhip existed between Mr. Tilton
and Mr. Beecher, which friendship wns ce
mented to such a degree that tltv subse
quent dishonoiimr by Bt't'cher of his friend's
wife wit a crime of uncommon wrongful
ness and perfidy. .
o. Hint about nine vears after, and between
that time and 1870, Mr. Beecher had won the
ail'ectionate love of Mrs. Tilton, and, after re
peated assaults upon her mind w ith overmas
tering argument, lind accomplished the IHis-
sesslon of her person, and had maintained
v illi her until the vear is0tlie relation called
criminal intercourse, "this relation being re
garded by her during that period as not crim
inal or morally wrong, such had liecii the
power of his arguments as a clergyman to
satisfy her religious scruples against such
violation of virtue and honor."
Specifications 4 and 5 detail the occa
sions and place when and where these rela
tions were exercised.
f. That Mrs. Tilton, previous to 1ST.S, al-
tbougb knowing that remarks were untile de
rogatory to Mr. Bcechcr's personal purity.
continued to receive bis kindly attentions, be
ing convinced, as she said, that she could in
spire in him by her purity anil fidelity an in
creased respect for the chaste dignity of womanhood.
7. That the first suspicion which crossed
his mind that Beecher was abusing the affec
tion nnd reverence which Mrs. Tilton bore
her pastor was un improper caress given in
bis library. lhat Mrs. Iilton confessed that
Mr. Beecher had done wrong and that she
bail reproved him for bis oll'cnsc, whereat he
(Tilton) condoned th offense. Another in
stance or suspicious conduct he observed on
an unexpected return to his residence, w hich
was also explained by Mrs. Iilton and for
given by her husband.
S. Ihat m the spring of 10 Mrs. Iilton
confessed the relations that she bad been
maintaining with Mr. Beecher, and that she
felt justified before tiod in her intimacy with
him, save the necessary deceit winch accom
panied it, at which she frequently suffered.
'.. I hat alter t lie above conlcssion, lccling
that she bad been artfully misled through re
ligions reverence for Mr. Beecher, and from a
desire to protect the family from shame, he
condoned the wrong.
10. dives the details of the Bowen-Tilton
quarrel, and the meeting with Mr. Beecher,
with whom he bad not spoken since the con
fession referred to in the Mil specification.
At that meeting the confession of Mrs. Tilton
reduced to writing furnished to Beecher the
first knowledge which he had received that
Mrs. Tilton had made such confession. At
this interview between Beecher and Tilton
permission was sought by Beecher to consult
with Mrs. Tilton on that same evening. This
permission being granted, Beecher departed
and in about half an hour returned thither,
expressing his remorse and shame, and de
claring that his life and work seemed brought
to a sudden end. Later in the same evening,
Tilton, returning to his house, found his wife
weeping an! in great distress, saying that
what she had meant for pence had only given
pain and anguish; that Beecher had just
called on her, declaring that she had slain
him, and that he would probably be tried be
fore a council of ministers unless she would
irive him a written oatn-r for his protection.
whereupon she said he dictated to her, and
the copied in her own handwriting, a suitable
paper for him to use to clear himself before a
council of ministers. Mrs. Tilton having kept
no copy of this paper, her husband asked her
to make a distinct statement in writing at her
design and meaning in giving it; whereupon
she wrote a letter detailing the circumstances
under which it was written. That subsequent
ly Mr. Beecher returned the paper given him
by Mrs. Tilton, and on the following day gave
to Mr. Moulton, a tried friend, the celebrated
letter of apology, asking Tilton's forgiveness
and wishing that he were dead.
11. Gives a letter from Mrs. Tilton stating
that a cruel conspiracy bad been formed
ngainst her husband, in which Mrs. Beecher
and her mother were the chief actors.
12. Gives letters from both Tilton and
Beecher showing mutual expressions of good
spirit, and also a letter from Beecher to Mrs.
Tilton coin mending Moulton for his effort to
heal the differences between them.
13. That about a vear after Mrs. Tilton's
confession her mind remained in the fixed
opinion that her criminal relations with
Beecher had not been morally wrong, so
strongly had he impressed her to the con
trary," but at length a change took place in
her convictions upon this subject, and she
wrote to her husband saying that a new light
had dawned upon her mind and she had In
come thoroughly convinced of her sinful
14. That about this time Mrs. Woodhull de
tailed the wicked and injurious story which
she published a year after. Meanwhile Tilton,
desiring to guard, against nny temptation to
Mrs. Woodhull to publish the grossly distort
ed version which she gave to Tilton, and
wjiicn she afterward attributed tolum, sought
by many personal services and kindly atten
tions to influence her to such good-will to
ward himself and family as would remove all
disposition or desire In 'her to aflliet him with
such publication. Tilton's efforts and asso
ciations with Mrs. Wood hull ceased in April,
172, and six months afterward namely,
Nov. 2, 172, she published the scandal which
he had labored to suppress.
15. That after its publication Rev. Thom
as K. Beecher wrote of the affair:
44 Mrs. Woodhull only carries out Henry's
philosophy, against which I recorded my pro
test twenty years ago."
10. That in Mav, 1S73, the famous tripartite
agreement between Bowen. Beecher and Til
ton, surreptitiously printed, led the press of
the country to charge that Tilton had com
mitted some previous wrong against Beecher,
v hercas directly the contrary was the Case.
To remove this impression Mr. Moulton
usked Mr. Beecher to write .a letter to reasr
sure Mr. Tilton,. Mr. Ilv'ttitr i olnpiicil, and
j'tided hts J-'ciicr thus: " There is no use try
ing further. 1 have a strong feeling upon me,
and it brings great peace, that I nm spending
my la-t Sunday and preaching my last ser
mon." (Uhcr letters were written to Mr, Til
ton similar in tenor, and he concluded to rest
Hwhiln longer ulidtr public opinion rather
tliab further bring trouble iipon Mr. Beecher.
17. Recounts the love or Mrs. Tiltihi for lo r
husband uirtil he wts supplanted in her af
fc'.tinns by Mr. Beecher, and gives several of
her letters w ritten at this time to show that
1. That the story purporting to explain
BeecherV opob'gy as Inlying been written be
cause he had oilendcd Mr. Tilton by en "age
ing his wile. in till' project if Heptinitjo.n frtuh
10 r tiUsl!'Mil fiiisc", as apwareu by tiie
t tier written by Mrs. Tilton only three' days
after the date of the apology, aiid published
with the statement.
10. That Beecher offered in substance to
send Tilton and his fiuni'y to F.urope and
shine with blin his fiopp, fortut:1: tii rvfty
!'bf lu possessed. .That the charge .that
Iilton ever attempted to. levy blackmail on
Beecher was false;, On iUh contrary; 'I lltHn
had always, rcsbnfed tvry Ht'eiiipl by beech
r ti phi ii i in under pecuniary obligation.
20. That not long after the scandal became
public Mrs. Tilton wrote on a slip of pa jut
mikI left on her husband's writing-desk the
following words: 44 Now that exposure has
come, in v whole nnt'ire f .vo't, to Jt'lst, V. itll
VMt f r'ai'.lting with you." Through the in
flnenee of ISeechcr's friends the opinion had
long been diligently propagated that the scanr
dal was due to Tilton, and that Mrs: Ti'ton and
Mr. Beecher hi TAlsiiy endeavored to make
lili'il appear to the world as a slanderer, and
that Tilton would not have commuuicated to
the committee the facts contained in this
statement except for the perverse course f
the Rev. Henry Wnrd BcGChOr aiitl Mrs. f.llza
belli R. Tilton" to degrade and destroy him in
public estimation. .
. 21. 'J bid. Mi-a. Tltit'ih hail appeared before
the Investigating Committee and given un
true testimony, and that on the next day she
spent many hours of extreme suffering from
pangs of conscience at havingtestificd falsely.
Mie exprcssi'd to her h"lirtn';l the hope that
vlouid lorgive her perjury, but that the
motive was to save Beeelier and her husband,
and also to remove all reproach from the
cause of religion. She had also expressed
similar contrition to one of her intimate
21. 1 lie last specification is in the nature of
a recapitulation, and is given in full: Finally,
that in addition to the foregoing facts and cV
idences other confirmations could be adduced,
if needed, to prove the. following recapitulat
ed statement; lllK'ely': Tliat tilt- lie.v. Henry
W aril Beecher, as pastor and friend of Mr.
Tilton and Ii is family, trespassed upon , the
sanctity of friendship and hospitality in. a lHiig
endeavor to seduce Slrs Elizabeth K. Tilton;
that by the artful use of his priestly authority
with her, she being his pupil in religion,
he accomplished this seduction; that for a
period of a year and a half, or thereabouts, lie
maintained criminal intercourse with her,
overcoming her previous modest sprp)".s
agninst tp:b conduit by Ji;v' stini it with
false justification as sanctioned by love ud
religion; that he participated in a conspiracy
to degrade Theodore Tilton before the public
by loss of place, business and repute; that he.
abused Mr. Tilton's forgiveness and pledge of
protection by thereafter authorizing a scries
of measures by Plymouth Church invbur. for
tht'lr tihjr-i t till1 bultintf of a stigma upUil Til
tOil before the church, aiid also before an Ec
clesiastical Council, insomuch that the Mod
erator of that council, interpreting
these acts by Beecher and his church.
declined publicly that they showed
Beecher to be the most magnanimous of men.
and Tilton to lie n knave and a dour: that when
Tilton thci'i'iitterj lint in tnaiice, hut for si lf
protection, wrote a letter to Dr. Bacon allud
ing therein to an offense and ajMilogy by the
Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, he (Mr. Beecher)
defiantly appointed a committee of his church
members to inquire into the injury done him
by Mr. Tilton by the aforesaid allusion, and
hniilvtny that he f Mr. Beecher) had never bectt
the author of such offense and apology, and
that Mr. Iilton was a slanderer; that, to
make this inmiiry bear grievously against Mr.
Tilton, Mr. Beecher previously connived with
.Mrs. E. H. 1 ilton to give lalse testimony in
his (Mr. BeecherV) behalf; that Mr. Bccclici's
course toward Mr. Iilton and family has at
last resulted in open destruction of Mr. Til
ton s household and home and desolation ot
his heart and life.
On the 22d several of the deacons of Ply
mouth Church, with Mr. Shearman, Mr. Ross
and to n. Tracy, met at Mr. Bcechcr's resi
dence, and, after a council lasting about three
hours, drew up the following statement of
Mr. Bcechcr's for publication:
I do not proitose at this time a detailed ex
amination of the remarkable statement of
Theodore Tilton, made before the Commit tee
of Investigation, and which appeared in print
July 21, 1S74. I recognize the many reasons
winch make it of transcendent importance lo
myself, the 'church and the cause of public
morality that I shall give a full answer
to the charges against me. But having re-
iiucsted the Committee of Investigation to
search this matter to the bottom it is to them
that I must look for my vindication. But I
cannot delay for an hour to defend the repu
tation of Mrs. Elizabeth R. i ilton, upon w hose
name, in connection with mine, her husband
has attempted to pour shame.
One less deserving of such disgrace l never
knew. From childhood she has been under
niv eye, nnd since reaching womanhood she
had my sincere admiration and affection. I
cherish for her a pure feeling, such as a gen
tleman might honorably oiler to a Christian
woman, and which she might receive and
reciprocate without moral scruple. I re
ject with indignation every imputation
which reflects upon ner Honor or my
own. My regara lor iurs. j iiion was
perfectly well known to my family. When
serious diflicultics sprang uj in her house
hold it was to niv wife that she resorted tor
counsel, and both of us, acting from sympa
thy, and, as it subsequently appeared, with
out full knowledge, gave unadvised counsel,
which tended to barm.
1 have no doubt that Mr. Tilton found that
his wife's confidence and reliance upon my
judgment had greatly increased, while his in-
tluence had diminished, in consequence oi a
marked change in his religious and social
views which w as taking place during those
years. Her mind was greatly exercised lest
her children should be harmed by views
which she declared virtually false and
dangerous. I was suddenly and rudely
aroused to the reality of impending
danger by a disclosure of domestic distress;
of sickness, perhr.ps unto death; of the likeli
hood or a separation and scattering of a tani
ily every member of which I bad tenderly
loved. The effect on me of the discovery of
the state of Mr. Tilton's feeling and the con
dition of his family surpassed in sorrow and
excitement anything that I had ever experi
enced in my life. That my presence, inlln
ence and counsel had brought to a beloved
family sorrow and alienation gave, in my then
state of mind, a poignancy to my suffering
which I hone no other man may ever feel.
Even to tie suspected of having oilered, un
der the privileges of a peculiarly sacred rela
tion, an indecorum to a wife and mother
could not but deeply wound any one who is
sensitive to the honor of womanhood.
There were peculiar reasons for alarm in
this ease on other grounds, inasmuch as I
was then subject to certain malignant ru
mors, and a flagrant outbreak in this family
would bring upon them an added injury, de
rived from these shameless falsehoods. Believ
ing at the time that my presence and counsels
had tended, however unconsciously, to pro
duce a social catastrophe represented as im
minent, 1 gave expression to mv leeiings in
an interview with a mutual friend, not in cold
and cautious self-defending words, but eagerly
taking blame upon myself, and pouring
out mv heart to my friend in the
strongest language, overburdened with
the exaggerations of impassioned sor
row. Had I been the evil man Mr.
Tilton now represents, I should have been
calmer and more prudent. It was my horror
of this evil imputed that filled me with mor
bid intensity at the very shadow of it. Not
only was my friend affected, but he assured
me that such expressions, if conveyed to Mr.
Tilton, would soothe his wounded feelings, al
lay anger and heal the whole trouble. He
took down sentences and fragments of what
I had been saying to use them as a mediator.
A full statement of the circumstances under
which this memorandum was made I shall
give to the Investigating Committee. That
these apologies were more than ample to meet
the facts of the case is evident, in that they
were accepted; that our intercourse resumed
its friendliness; that Mr. Tilton subsequently
ratified it in writing, and that he has con
tinued for four years, and until within two
weeks, to live with his wife.
Is it conceivable that, if the original charge
had .been what is uow alleged, he would have
ci.nif m-d. Ih' 0Vnl- tint i'lMy. with thf
mother of his eiiiidrcn, hul with bbd wboiu
he Ix-licvcd to have wronged him? 1 lie
surdity, as well as the falsify, of this storv is
apparent when it is considered that Mr. Til
ton now alleges that he carried this guilty
secret of hi wife's htlhb'lltv for six months
Licked up hi hts tiwh hrcflsl, and Hint he then
divulged it to me Miiv that tlCre tijight.be a
H cOnl -iliatiOn wltli iiu:. Mr. 1 ilt-til Ms sbli f;
In CVeiy foHii llf lahgiiiig't', Mii'l to H tt'ul
tilude " of witnesses, orally, in written
statements, . and in printed documents,
declared his faith in his wife's purity.
After the reconciliation of Mr. Tilton with
we eTcry COji.-jdet-ation of propriety and
honor ticnlanOed th.tt the, b'iriily (rouble
should be kept ill that seclusion which 00
iliestie alMirs. have a right to c aim as a
sanctuary, aiid to tli.it P'clusifin It, w.ts de.
. : ,!... . l 1.1 1... .I1.....1 t l.
l.llllllllll 11111 11 I-IUMI... ......... v..
line and word of my private and confiden
tial letters which have been published is in
harmony with the statements which I now
Mv puh'tidirtl tftt'tt sp"ndero f.n this s ib-
.... i.i... ,.l..4.i..i.. .:, . O.i.
jcci comprises uui, io riiiui ni.-, n... iin
exprcssioil pf niv .grief, and that of my de
sire to shield tlifc honor bf a pure and inno
I do not propose to analyze and contest at
this time llie extraordinary paper oi .nr. ni
ton; but there are two allegations which I
cannot permit to pass without special notice.
T)i";.r.efer " ibe "n'y.iwo Incidents which
Mr. I ilton pretend to hate witnessed pt i'sitii-ally,-the
one an alleged scene hi my house
while looking over engraving-, and the other
a chamber sit i.ie In li.:s Orfil iidijsb: His state
ments concerning these are ahsolutcly iais".
Nothing of the kind ever occurred, nor any
semblance of any such thing. They are now
broughtto my notice for rie first time.
To every statement which connect me dis
lintpptt'lr rttli.Mr: rijn belli H. 1,'iltoiti or
w iijcli in"aiiywiso would impitgtl the li'nof
and purity of this beloved Christian woman,
I git e the niqst explicit, comprehensive and
sob-nun dcvi.'b llpsitt Waku Beecuek.
Brooklyn, July 22, 1S.L
Statement of Mrt; Tlttdn.
To pick tip aneW tilt; rrfw of i lift irfs-t, ten
years, the stings and pains I had daily
"schooled nivsclf to bury and forgive, makes
this imperative duty, as called forth by the
malicious statement of my husband, the sad
dest p t. of .mv,lif; Reside-., .my thought of
following the Master contradicts this act of
mv pen, and a sens; of the perversion of my
life faith almost compels me to stand aside
unlil (tod himself delivers; yet I see hi this
w anton act an urgent call and privilege, from
which I fhrink pot; T reply in detail to the
tw t-ntv-tw-o articles of arraignment 1 shall hot
attempt at present, yet if called upon to testi
fy to each mid all of t heiii I shall not hesitate
to do s0; tdttlb-e it fHr iby purpose tiovy that
I reply to one or more of the most glaring
1. Touching the feigned sorrow of my hus
band's compulsory revelations I solemnly
avow that long before the Woodhull publica
tion I knew him by insinuation and direct
stat''jn"nt ti liitve 'repeated to my very near
relatives and fi lends thtJ .shbstmicfe, of these
accusations w hich shock the tiior.ll scilse' of
the entire community this day. Many times
when hearing that certain persons had spoken
ill of him he has sent me to chide them for so
doing, and then and there I learned he had
been before me with his calumnies against
mvself, so that, I was speechless.
Th.rt'it -rut Ion. in his. statement that h?
had pits bh ntlv sti-irt ii to hide these sO-Called
facts is utterly false, as his hatred tH Mr,
Beecher has existed these many years, and
the determination to ruin Mr. Beecher has
been the one aim of his life. Again, the per
fidy with which the holiest love a wife ever
otli red has been recklessly discovered in this
publication l unches well nigh to sacrilege, and
added to this the endeavor, like the Caily
scandal of Mrs. Woodhull, to make my own
words condemn ine has no parallel ; most
conspicuously tnv letter quoting the reading
of 41 Griffith" Gaunt." Had Mr. Tilton read
the pure character of Catherine he would
have seen that I lifted myself beside it as near
as iinv hutttilil ttlay affect" an ideal; but it was
her character and'not the incidents of tirtin
surrounding it to which I referred. Here was
no sin of criminal act or thought. A like
confession with hers I had made to Mr. Tilton
in telling of my love to my friend and pastor
one year before, and I now add that, notwith
standing all misrepresentations and nngtl'sb
of soul, I owe to my acquaintance and friend
ship w ith Mr. Beecher, as to no other instru
mentality, that encouragement of my mental
life and that grow th toward the Divine nature
which enable me to w alk daily in a lively hope
of the life beyond the grave.
il. The shameless charges in articles seven,
eight and nine arc fearfully false In each and
everv particular. The letter referred to in
Mr. Tilton's tenth paragraph was obtained
from me by imjMiii unity, and by representa
tions that it was necessary for him to use in
his then pending diflicultics with Mr. Bowen.
I was then sick nigh unto death, having suf
fered a miscarriage only four days before. I
signed whatever be required, without know
ing or understanding its import. The paper
I have never seen, and do not know w hat
statements it contained. In charge eighteen
is a letter of mine addressed to Mr. F. Moul
ton, quoted to prove that I had never desired
a separation or was advised by Mr. or Mrs.
Beecher to leave my husband. 1 reply, the
letter was of Mr. Tilton's own concocting,
which he induced me to copy and sign as my
own, an act which, in niv weakness and mis
taken thought to help him, I have done too
often during these unhappy years.
4. The implication that harmony of home
w as unbroken till Mr. Beecher entered it as a
frequent guest and friend is a lamentable
satire upon the household where he himself,
years before, laid the corner-stone of free love
and desecrated its sacred altars up to the time
of my departure, so that the atmosphere was
not 'only godless, but impure for my chil
dren, and in this effort and throe of agony
I would fain lift my daughters and
all womanhood from the insidious and diabol
ical teaching of these latter days. His fre
quent efforts to prove me insane, weak-minded,
insignificant and of mean presence all rank in
the category of heartlessness, selfishness and
falsehood, having its climax in his present en
deavor to convince the world that I am or
ever have lieen unable to distinguish between
an innocent or a guilty love. In summing up
the whole matter, I affirm myself before God
to Im? innocent of the crimes laid upon me;
that never have I been guilty of adultery w ith
Henry Ward Beecher in thought or deed, nor
has lfe ever offered to nie an indecorous or
To the further charge that I was led away
from my home by Mr. Bcechcr's friends and
by the advice of a lawyer whom Mr. Beecher
had sent to me, who in advance of my appear
ing before the committee arranged with me
the questions and answers which were to con
stitute my testimony in Mr. Beecher's behalf,
I answer that this is again untrue, having
never seen the lawyer until introduced to him
a few moments before the arrival of the com
mittee, by my step-father, Judge Morse; and
in further reply I submit the following state
ment of my action before the committee and
my separation from niv husband:
5. The publication of Mr. Tilton's letter in
answer to Dr. Bacon I had not known nor
suspected when on Wednesday evening
he brought home the Gohlen Afje, hand
ing it to me to read. Looking
down its columns I saw ell nigh with
blinding eves that he had put into execution
the almost daily threat of his life that "he
lived to crush out Mr. Beecher; that the God
of battles was with him; he had always been
Mr. Bcechcr's superior, and all that lay in his
path wife, children or reputation, if need be
should fall before this purpose." I did not
read it. I saw enough without reading. My
spirit rose within me as never before.
"Theodore," I said, 44 tell me what means
this quotation from Mr. Beecher? Two years
ago vou came to me at midnight, saying:
4 Eliza Iw-th. all letters and papers concerning
my difficulties with Mr. Beecher and Mr.
Bowen are burned, destroyed. Now don't j'ou
bctrnv me, for I have nothing to defend mv
self with.'" "Did you believe all that?" said
he. "I certainly did, implicitly," I said.
" Well, let me tell you: they all live. Not one
If this" was said to intimidate me it had
quite the contrary effect; I had never been so
fearless nor seen so clearly liefore with w hom
I was dealing. Coming to me a little later:
44 1 want you to read it. You will find it a
vindication of yourself. You have not stood
before the community for five years as you
. Roused still further by the wickedness
hid behind so false a mask, 'I replied: 44 The
odore, understand me. This is the last time
vou call me publicly to walk through this
tilth. Mv character needs no vindication, at
this late hour, from you. There was a time,
had vou soken out clearly, truthfully and
manfully for me, I had been grateful ; but now
I feliall speak and act for myself. Know, also,
that if in the future I see a scrap of paper re
ferring to any human being, however remote,
which it seems to me you might use or per
vert for vour own ends, I will destroy it."
"Ibis n'htins battie ou vonf part, then," he
said, ''.lust so far; 1 fc'pMctt.
7. I write this because these wort!" of tiiine
he has since to my harm. The next
morning I went to my hr(her and told him
that now I had decided to net. in (li!' matter;
that I bad been treated by my husband as a
liotltT.li'y from the beginning; a plaything lo
be used or let alone nt will; that it had ul
wavs si e'nled to me 1 was a party not u little
l-oriecrtied. I 111' ii showed him a card I had
iiiade for pul'liciilloil. lie respected the
motive, but still advir-cd slb-nce on my
part. I yielded thus far as to not appear in
the public prints, but, counseling with my
self and no other, it occurred to me that
ahiongtfie brethren of my own communion I
iii!'1' t'c heard. Not knowing of any church
committee, I uskt-i Mie pflrlli-e of Hull an
Interview in the parlors of hnn who had
r'wys. been our mutual frieiei". Mr.
and 'Mrs. OrboOotf then learned for the
first time that the commit!"" ould meet that
night, and advised me to sft lhoe
gentlemen as perhaps the godliest persons I
could select. This I accordingly did. There
illont' ! pleaded the cause of my
hdsband and my children, the result be
ing that their hearts were moved in sympathy
bf hit fitnilT. a feeling their ptor Inid rim red
for years and ftif t iiUh h was now sutlering.
On going home I found my husband reading
in bed. I told him w here 1 had Im cii and lh;t
I did not conceal anything from him, as his
habit was from me. lie asked who the gen
tleippn were, lie said no more, rose, dressed
himseif, and bade tn1" good-by forever.
8. The midnight following I un- xwiikened
bv hiy husband standing by mv bedside, in
ii'tH-jr Under kind voice he said he wished to
see me. . ,
I rose instantly, followed bun to his foottt
and. sitting on the bedside, be drew her into
bis lap. " He was proud of me, loved me so
that nothing gave him such real peace and
satisfaction as lo hear me well spoken of."
At thai meeting, from. a member of the coin
mittee, he had Icnriicd that he had been mis
taken as to mv motive in K't'imt tlu- com
mittee, and had hastened to assure IliC that
bi bad been thoroughly wretched since his
rash jr('i-t"t. of 'me the night be
fore, etc. 'liieil "'id 11 1 ere we cov
enantcd sacredly our limits and lives,
I nle utterly renewing the trust In the
one human iii.".rt I loved. The next day
how happy we were. Thcotio'c role a state
ment to present to the committee when they
should call upon him. to all of which I heart
ily a". ' t"l"d; Thl document, God knows, w as
a 'true history of (;!. i-'bttf, -rmph-tcl y vindi
cating my honor and the Initio! of Oir (hsfir.
In the afternoon he left me to show it to hi
friends. He returned home early in the even
ing, passing the happiest hours I had know n
p,.. v'tv, a-sur'ntg me that there was no rest
for hint awav from tte. So hi uratefnl love tw
the Father '"slept. Oh! that tlie end had then
come; I would not then have received the
criit-1 blow " which made a woman mad cut
right.'1 The next morning he fr-lh-rt upon Mr. and
Mrs. Ovington, and there, with a shocking
bravado, Itegan a wicked tirade, adding, with
oaths and violence, the shameful slanders
againft Mr, Beecher of which 1 now believe
him to be the author. This fearful scene I
learned next day. In the afternoon he showed
me his invitation from the committee ton t
them that evening: t did ind show my hin t
but carried it heavily within, butcahulv w ith
out, all night till early morning. Reflection
upon this scene at Mr. Oviugtoii's convinced
me that, notw ithstanding my husband's recent
profession to me, his former spirit was un
changed, that his declarations of repentance
and affection were only for the purpose of
gaining my assistance to accomplish his cuds
in his warfare tipmi Beecher.
In the light of these coiu loeions my duty
appeared plain. 1 rose quietly, and, having
dressed, roused him only to say: "Theodore,
I w ill never take another step by your side.
The end has indeed come."
He followed mt to Mrs. (Kington's to break
fast, saving that I was unduly excited, and
that he" had been misrepresented, perhaps, but
leaving me us determined as before. How to
account for the change which twenty-four
hours have been capable of working In his
mind then fixed for many years past, I leave
for the eternities, with their mysteries, to re
veal. That he is an unreliable and unsafe
guide, whose idea of truth-loving is self-loving,
it is my misfortune, in this lab-, sad Im,
to discover. Euzaukth K. Tii.tt;.
Brooklyn July 21. 1ST I.
Clerks ill flifl Tronaurjr Department.
Mr. Ai.examkk Dki.mar, formerly Di
rector of tho l'nited Slates Ihili tiU of
Statistics, publishes in Ajilrfii,t Journal
44 Recollections of 1 he ivil Serv ice," in
which he discourses as follows concern
ing the t'nitcd States Treasury Depart
ment and ll clerical force:
"There are a great many old stand bys
till in the Treasury. John K. Hartley,
the Assistant Secretary, lias heeii in
oflicc more than thirty years. James
Brodhcad, the Second. Comptroller, was
a clerk in the T rcnury forty years ago.
John A. Graham, the Assistant Register,
William Hemphill Jones, the Deputy
Second Comptroller, Tom Smith, l'.cnj.
F. Rittenhouse and John N. Lovcjuy are
all old stand-bys. Love-joy is, I think,
the oldest. He is in charge of the ar
chives or tiles and records of the depart
ment. I met the old man in Washington
lately, his long, thin hair as white as
snow, his countenance still cheerful, his
movements active, his memory stored
with two generations of Treasury tradi
tions. I$iit these old pillars of the de
partment are rapidly falling into dust,
and the places they have so long and gal
lantly held against the rush for office
succumbing to the inroads of younger
and fresher men.
"Those who seek clerical office maybe
properly divided into four classes:
44 1. Those who seek it as a means of
livelihood while they arepreparingthem
selves for some other and more promis
ing career, such as that of lawyer, phy
sician, civil engineer, architect, etc.
There are many of this class in office,
and, as a general thing, they make toler
ably worthless clerks. All theirthoughts
are for the profession for which they are
preparing themselves; none for the Gov
ernment that pays them. The moment
the eye of their superior is removed out
pops Kent's ' Commentaries' or "Wood's
4 Therapeutics' from their desks, and the
theft of public time, which has been in
terrupted for a moment, is renewed.
44 2. Those of low, nervous tempera
ments, infirm bodies, or broken constitu
tions, feeble, wounded, sickly, or old
men, who are unfitted for the battle of
outside life and seek the friendly shelter
of the departments where the hours are
easy, the clerical acquirements of the
commonest sort, and the employing con
cern not apt to give up busine.-n or go
into bankruptcy. This class is also a
"3. Active young and middle-aged
men, competent, industrious, quick and
tractable. This class, of course, forms
the elite of the clerical civil service; but
it is small, and, no matter how constant
ly recruited, is kept small by w ithdraw
als in pursuit of more active careers than
the departments afford.
44 4. Ladies.
"Of these classes, the ladies, under
skillful and judicious management, make
the best clerks. Rut such management
is rare, and taking the departments as
they are actually managed, taking them
as they are, and as they w ill doubtless
remain, the second class is that one
which, everything eirtisidercd, is the
most to be relied upon for effective work.
It seems an odd thing to say that, in so
large a service, the invalid class is par
ticularly the best, but in addition to the
facts already referred to it must always
be borne in mind that there is no promo
tion for clerks in the departments be
yond the grade of clerk, and that first
rate men will not remain in a service
which condemns them to never-ending
MIStTLLAN EOl'S ITF.MS.
The total amount of salt inspected in
the East Saginaw district for June was
114,112 barrels; total amount for the sea
son up to July, 508,b2U barrels; an in
crease over the same time last year of
Count a no calls for more women
has scarcely a aingle one.
I'kksioknt Grant and wife were in
Saratoga during the college regatta.
AitiU NP Muscatine, Iowa, the itpplea
arc falling oil", and many trees dying.
IIktwkks Laramie and Cheyenne tho
country is covered with grasshoppers.
Rxtknsivi--. preparations arc beingmado
for the State Fair at Lea veinvort h, Kan.
Tiik Vermont farmers are taking sum
mer boarders for seven dollars per week.
Tin; editor of the Kerwin ( Kan.) Chif
can look out of his window and see buf
Tin: Grand Lodge of Colored Masons
finished its session at Law rence, Kan.,
a few days since.
V.'.oo is the laziest man? The furni
ture dealer: he keeps i hairs and lounges
about ll the time.
TiiK district damaged by the grasshop
pers in Minnesota covers ubout one tenth
of the nrea of the State.
1 NcMni:nsof tourists are encampingon
the shores of the lovely Okoboji Lake,
in Cherokee County, Iowa.
j TifK potato-bug has made its appear
ance in some portions of Illinois and is
. depredating" on the new crop.
Hon. J. I). Warm, one of the Congres
sional committee to investigate Arkan
sas allairs, is in Little Rock.
Tiikiik were no less than twrnty-fivp
bridal pa rtles at the Clifton House,
.Niagara Falls, In one day recently.
Miss Jri.iA, daughter of the late Col.
James Montgomery, the famous jay
hawker, has been adjudged insane.
Tiik cotton factories of Coluinbn,Ga.,
have taken O.lli bales of cotton thus
far, un increase of 1,7 VI over last year.
"Hi-: has left n void that cannot easily
be tilled," as the bank director touching
ly remarked of the absconding cashier.
It is easy cjough for Ihe St. Louis
J . . . . . ... i . i .- in
vipers to predict that tin' new oi mgc w m
ust 200 years, nnd then say "wait and
Tiik jeweler who hasn't a set of ex
pensive jewelry thai belonged to Hugciiie
or Isabella is sadly wanting in enter
prise. Tiik Fourth avenue tunnel, in New
York, caved in recently, killing one la
borer and probably fatally injuring two
A man in Boston, in his hurry to assist
a fainting lady, got a bottle of mucilago
instead of camphor and bathed her faco
A XoltWEoiAN living near Carl, Jown,
was bitten on the hand a few days since?
by a rattlesnake. lie died the name
A wn'KF.n man having chopped his lit
tle boy to pieces, a wicked punster re
marked he "only parted his heir in tho
Ax cldctly lady in New Hampshire
moved to another town this spring, carry
ing among her household treasures four
Ax attempt recently made in Madran
by ('apt. Caultield, the Government tiger
slayer, to destroy tigers by cobra poison.
" How' i.ono will my chop he, waiter?"
ar.crily asked a hungry man in n restau
rant. 44 About live inches, hir," was tho
So ka it, the number of visitors to
Northern resorts from the Southern
States is larger than during any season
since the war.
Tuk Ncwburyport Henilil knows a
bacne lor who says lie always looks lothe
hymeneal deptrtment of ihat paper for
the news of the weak.
A wiDOWfcu compares marriage to u
besieged fortress. Those who are outside
would like to be within; those who arc
inside would like to lie without.
A l.KCTt itKK aptly demonstrates th4
theory that heat generates motion by
pointing to a boy who accidentally sat
down on a piece of lighted punk.
A nkw coal vein, eight feet live inches
thick, has been discovered four miles
southwest of Oscaloosa, Iowa, at a depth
of forty eight feet from the surface.
ON the llh of July, at Osceola, Clarke
County, Iowa, four nu n were killed and
twelve wounded by the explosion of a
pile of cartridges intended for cannon.
l)i iifNO a terrific hail storm in Clayton
County, Iowa, recently, one hail stone a
foot in circumference came crashing
through the roof of a house. The crops
were entirely ruined.
Tiik yacht Foam, of thirteen tons bur
den, which left Toronto t he other evening
with eight persons on board for a trip to
Niagara, has been found but there are
no tidings of the crew.
Tiikrk were no fireworks in Reading,
Fa , on the Fourth of July. On Monday
the boys paraded in inaska nnd grotesque
suits, bcarinir a banner inscribed " o
Fireworks No Free Glory."
A M assach rsKTTK man and his sweet
heart had themselves married under an
old din because a number of witches
had been hanged from it in the early
days of the Commonwealth.
A Gkiimax physicist proposes to make
poplar trees do the work of lightning
rods. If by this means he can succeed
in doinir away with lightning-rod ped
dlers this should be a pop'lar method.
At Reno, Cal., in a fight with robbers
Elliott, the proprietor of the. Capital
Hotel, was wounded in the head, but
shot one of his assailants. Another was
shot by an olliccr, and all four were cap
tured. Tiik first number of the San Francisco
China Xrte, printed in the Chinese lan
guage, under the patronaire of six Chi
nese companies, devoted to the interest
of the Chinese on the Pacific coast, is pub
lished. A Nevada paper says: 44 There was
no rcL'iilar trial in the case of John
Flanders yesterday. He had an inter
view in the woods with a few friends,
however, and it is perfectly certain that
John won't burgle any more."
Naughty young Indianapolitans are
immersed in water-barrel by their fond
mammas until they promise not to go
fishing with R'ul Jones again. This is
called moral suasion, and doesn't break
a c hild's spirit like whipping.
Maggie Smith, of Charlestown, Mass.,
was shot and instantly killed by her son,
aged nine years, the other evening. They
were in an auction room in Roxbury
where the boy had found an old pistol,
and in playing with it it w as discharged.
Marshal Sotlt, once showing the pic
tures he stole in Spain, stopped before
one, and remarked: " I. value that pic
ture vcrv much; it saved the life of two
estimabfe persons." An aide-de-camp
whispered in the listener's car: "He
threatened to have them both shot im
mediately unless they gave them up."
A lady walking on the street at Fort
land, Me., lately fount herself on fire.
She screamed (of courc), and running
into a neighboring shop a bucket of
water extinguished the flames. Her
clothing was' badly burned, but she was
hardly injured at all. The origin of this
conflagration remains a mystery.
Maldex, Mass., boasts the sharpest
bov in the United States. He is only
thirteen years old. Last year he took
the job of cleaning his father's door
steps for fifty cents and sub-let it to
three other boys for ten cents each. His
latest speculation was to hire boys to
nick 100 bunches of violets at oue cent
a buach which he sold for f 2.50.
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