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Quot vol. Xxiv no. 32. Indianapolis. Thursday april 1 1375. Whole number 1,793 the tripartite coven ant. It is being investigated. Other bide shows in order. Christmas is Oom Ixo quits As As Thi conclusion or tub National scandal Cass. New York. March 29.-the crowd around Lia Brooklyn City court room to Day u in indication that the interest in the great scandal trial is on the i Cresso. Or Beecher has w Ife and Youngea my and or. Kit divird present and seated in front of the Plymouth Church delegation or. Tilton and the women Wuo usually a Oor Crany her were absent but their were occupied by other women. David Jinks a produce Toner cant was the lira witness called Sod in answer to ones. Ions put by or. Evart testified Mim berate Turner lived in my family. So came in the Spring and left in the Summor by i do not recollect the year nor have i any memorandum of Date. My family with other went on a trip to Omaha that Spring. We left on the 31st of May and returned on the i2.b of june. This concluded Bis direct examination and the prosecution had no Lac amp tons to ask him. John Winslow was toe next witness called. He stated i am a practising lawyer and Bave Loen for years. I waa formerly District att Orney for i Kings county. I was a member of the in Westi gating committee of the i by mount Church meeting at or. Storrs Boue. Mrs. Tilton was before the Commett o on to 6 h of july at or. Ovington. The commit tee were there Al it out five or Aix minutes before the examination began. Or. Tracy Coom suied us there and was Only absent two or three minutes. Tilton was before the commit Tea on the 10 Bof july. He said that there should not be any Rovesti Gabon and asked if Beec bar wanted one. And he was assured that been horrid. showed him or. Beecher s let Ter Catling Tor it. Or. Tilton said his Case was in writing. He never aut id As to whether or. Beecher had made any con Etalon verbal or otherwise to him. A saw be echers letter and read it be y carefully. On thel2thol jul7. The Day tilt an published Hialard we bad an interview. I met him on the Street and told Bim i had real hit utter. He said he would like to talk with me test ten i vesti Atiram was All wrong and ought no. To lie. A a wanted the committee to adopt a report Tea he bad drawn that indeed he bad drawn two or three report. I told him i did not want to Bear any big. Except the testimony before the committee. He wanted me not to oppose and asked me to do his statement Justice. I was present when his sworn state not was read and at Hla Cross examination. 1 was also present when Tilton attacked tract and heard what he said. There had Leen no regular session that afternoon when. Tilton said to Tracy you have no right to be Here in collision with me alter Tulfo Promise Yon made. Tracy said yes but when i saw you change your ground i did not consider the Promise binding. Trac went into toe front parlor and Tilton Lowed. He said. Tracy. I forgive you. I like you better than any Man in Brooklyn. He put his Arm about Tracy , who Aid something about forgiveness. Tilton Aid Tore is one difference Between us track i always forgive but you never do. Cron Examinee the first meeting of the committee when testimony was taken was on the 0 h of july. Or. Kun Enwood was present at All the meetings afterwards and took toe testimony. Mrs. Tilton made two Stii Euells before the committee they were both verbal statements. Tee first male on the Kab of july. I never it in print. Beecher made two statements f he first on the 16th fore the committee. They were All present. The site mint on that occasion waa act Leit with the committee. The subs Unce Only of it waa published. I can not Bay whether the stenographer took notes of it. I have never Yeeu this statement since that melt and never Taw the stenographer write out Nta Zotea of it. Or. Sage was chairman of that committee. We turned Over All Ibe evidence after it was written ont to the examining committee of the Chuchen. Some committee took charge of it. 1 a racy Fol waa saw to positive of july be oae Ltd that do not know who it waa though my impression is i Bat or. Cleveland took it. I did not see the evidence taken Defore the cow Mitt of until it was printed. I did not eur or intend the printing of it nor had anything to do fcb it. 1 did not Gat Beec Berra statement printed. I signed the report of the committee. Taco last time i saw the original it was in or. Kayto Ondye baud1. I tna1e p draft of the report. I Drew up the portion of the Rorn with regard to be echers evidence and now of code is a Juuall error Thieu Bud crept into to report or. Hill Drew my attention to it a new Day ago. My recollection is Beecher saw or read the paper which Futon before the committee but Iny Kun pression i housed the word tory end Rue Story. I tans Havo had the impression Bat be used tub Tobx True Story when i drilled the report. The report was read Over and discussed. All to member were present and it was Dono in Ziy office in new York two Day before the report was presented. I was when it was Road in Church and All to members had agreed with it. Tracy waa not present on any occasion whore it Wau read or Date cured. Tilton came before to committee on to 10th of july. He Slid he did net i Hank it waa by to have an investigation As it would be an unhappy affair and would Lead to endless trouble Aid do tres but be did Vot say to whom. He thought there would Boa number of unhappy himself did relations which Beecher and not desire. He expressed unwillingness to testify on this and other occasions. I dont remember him saying anything about documents and paper. Lie said be was Well aware that be War a dialled person in the Community but i rested in writing. We said we would like to see the papers. This conversation i think was not taken Down but the stenographer May have done so. I next met Tilton in the 13th, and think he referred to mrs. Tilton s testimony on the , and gave that As Oro of the reasons the investigation should be ended. He had a report which he wished the committee to adopt exonerating himself and Beec bar. On the 23d of july Tilton brought a bundle of Papen to the committee and begun to read something which Nome member of the committee thought was Dot pertinent. They expressed a dealer to examine the paper Aud i was to be allowed to do no. Tracy we there and Tilton said to Bim that be had no right to appear Aga fast him As be had Bis Promise not to do so Aud Tracy replied be bad notified Tilton be would not keep Bis Promise if be a 1 changed his ground. Tilton said that made do difference. Tilton did not say to Tracy you Are tract did Sot say be waa appearing against Tilton. Hill and Tracy were lawyers on behalf of 4he committee and examined witnesses. It bras manifested that their services were voluntary and that they should receive no fees. I know nothing of the West charges. They were cot disclosed before the committee. Mrs. Bradshaw or mrs. Moult an were not before the committee nor was or. Bowen. Is direct examination i suppose the lawyers received the thanks of Plymouth Church for the sir services. Tilton never furnished us with the letters which he promised and the committee never saw them. The Griffith gaunt letter i wanted to Ace very much. A mistake in Teehera testimony arc a from Bim calling the document to saw in til tones Possession the True Story. When Beecher appeared Belore to committee he Road from the paper which was never in my baud. The statement was partly written and partly Oral. On the occasion of a conversation Between Tracy and Tilton the former Alae item that the charge woe Only improper proposals and the latter did not deny it. There was a stat Ament of till one which was frequently referred to before the com Iii toe As the True Story. There waa not anything else referred to by the committee As to Story. When a see Turner was on the stand Quost Lons were put to her very fal but not faster than she could answer. The witness Here Leit the stand and Thomas Jauitas Turner vans called. He said i reside at peek amp kill and am in or. Be echers employ taking care of Bis farm. In the summer of 1873 to Persona employed on Bis Larm wore Unsod Nicholas. Sullivan and others. On monday june 2, 1873. Or. Beecher was at his farm. He arrived there at 3 48 on the train leaving the forty second Street depot at 2. Mrs. Beecher was with Bim. They Hayed there until the next afternoon. I sent to the train for him being advised of Bis coming by a Telegram. He Leit Lor new York the following Day. He came there again on the 10th of june. Croaa examined i knew the time the train left by Telegram. I have not got it but i have a copy of it. I had not been in new York Auice the january previous until i saw a copy of the Telegram or. Hill i had not remembered the Date of be echers coming. I Nave a Memora Dum of the Allty cents i paid Lor carrying the Telegram to the farm june 2. I have not the memorandum Book with me. 1 also examined to butchers Book for i got meat for them when they wore there. It waa on monday when Beecher came to Peekskill on that occasion. It was on monday May 26, that Beecher came Lucre before bit. The Tarm is 20 minutes drive from the station and i drove there Lor Beecher and his wife. Or. Beecher sometimes comes in the morning and at other Slmaa in the evening to the farm. He left for new York the following Day tuesday. Redirect examination there was Only one horse at the farm on that occasion which Boecher kept for Bis son. My son went after the baggage for Beecher. Beecher was up at my i fees funeral on the 24tb of May. My son Bevan work for wages june lat and Bis go Fig flown to the depot for the Baa rage was the first work he did. All my charges Are entered on to memorandum Book on saturdays and among the entries on that Day waa a charge for a Telegram lie Cross examination. My Sou Joseph bad goo several times to to Railroad station Bot Ore to began to work Lor wage at this Point the usual recess was taken. After recce Joseph s. Turner was called. He Tell Ifird i reside at Peekskill and am a Sou of the last witness called. 1 am living with my brother. I wat attending horses in the or ploy of Beecher. In june 1870, i went in the Ulter noon to meet Beecher on june 2,1873, at 3 43 train i met or. And mrs. Buccher at the depot at Peekskill Aud drove them to the House. Beecher left in the afternoon of tuesday. I drove him Down after dinner to either the 2 15 or 4 20 train. My Mother died on the 22d of May and Beecher attended the funeral on the 24th. Beecher returned to new York and came Back on the 26th of May. Alter june Al i did not Seo Beecher until june 16. Cross examined i have no memorandum to guide me in this Date. I remember the 2d of june Ziec sure it waa the first Dav i did work. Taa first Day of Juno fell on sunday and it is not a work1no Day. I went to meet Beecher at the 2 Oclock train. Mrs. Beecher a time then. She had been there on the 2ptb of May. I drove them to the station on tuesday it was in the att Moon but i can not Tell Tho time of Day. Inc Folio train on june 2j, and May have wailed on it ten or fit teen minutes. Thomas Rochefort test Iliad i Atn a receiver of the Western Union Telegraph company and was at Peekskill on the 21 of june 1873. I remember receiving the dispatch from Beecher on that Day shown a Book Tai is the entry of the message in Tho Book. The pcs Ces Are sometime not dated but to Are pm blvd fix to Date of Book. Util read the Telot or Gram directed to Turner asking him to Send and meet Hirn at the train. The witness continued i do not whether this is in Boe Hecta handwriting or rot. Tovee examined to entry of memoranda is by the manager of Tho department. 1 received a Telegram at theoflice. Redirect examination the original Telegram has the Date by. I will swear it was the 2nd Day of june from the Only in the Book. Then it witness was a nil b. Dinster who said i am Telegraph operator in the Brooklyn Coffi calf the Union. Shown me be. I this from Brooklyn to Tho new York Clinco on the 2nd it june 1s73. This was taken from the files two week ago by or. , the mans Rof the Brooklyn office. The Uiese Ige was put up in separate Days. Too 8 5$ marked on the margin is in the morning. All messages for Peekskill have to go Over to to new York office. This witness then left the stand. Bon Kittredge formerly of Cincinnati testified i reside to Peekskill and live about three Hundred i Del from Beecher s residence. Tho Ordinary Way of of going to Beecher s Bouse is past i Nave known Beecher for ten Yea re. He a amp a on Bis farm on the 2d Day of june 1873. I am a Tanner and come to new York about tbr66 times a week. I was in now York on that Day and returned on the was the next witness. To testified sided in Brooklyn about 1 re and member of Plymouth Church and am a Stock operator in new York and am a member of to Legal profusion and practice in Missouri. I was a member of the investigating committee. But was not Presont on july 6, when mrs. Tilton testified. I was present when or. Tilton did on july 6. He said Bis Case depended on written document Over be echers own signature. Tracy said there might be a question about what the papers would show and that the Coin rail tee could judge when they saw them Lio Alao said if it Charse against Bucher had been Crimi Nalay the documents shown to him be would not support the charge. Then Tilton said to us gentlemen you think there is no Case but there was. And that Beec Bor mid to him if Ever to intended to put Forward the a papers to let him know that be might leave the Couldry. Tut is manner was highly suggestive As Una lung that the teary should com out. He said Tho committee we of Large. Track said he should bring Forward the papers and be the committed judge. He kit sorry fur Beecher to Bald and for his Groy hairs. There was no suggestion of any having been Mode at that time. He Asid that his letter to or. Bacon had been called Forth by the attitude of Plymouth Church and of Ocker and that if All wore published it would fond to show that Beecher was the creature of his magnanimity and not vice versa. He said be Nad taken pains in the Bacon letter not to characterise the charge. He also said gentlemen you do not want it neither do i and he did not want any further investigation and deprecated it As unwise and uncalled Lor. He read be echers letter calling for the committee and said gentlemen you do not want them referring to Doo meats and after Reading this letter he said be would think about it. F saw his card att Erward in some of the papers saying be would. He presented no letters with his sworn statement. I waa present at the conv oration Between Tracy and Tilton. I asked Tilton before this if be bad not told Blanchard of Illinois that be did not like Beecher teat be was a bad Man and preached to some of his mistress every sunday. Lie did not deny it but said he did not ask him to publish it in his paper. Jie said afterwards that we did oot War to find out the whole facts of the Case. Tilton then charged Tracy with being guilty of unprofessional conduct and Tracy said it was false that the charge a Tilton Tugado against Beecher Wea improper proposals and that when he changed his ground he Tracy did not Omeder the contract binding. said he would see about this. This occurred at 34 Monaco place in Tho Ila More than Likely that the exceptional throng waa owing to the announcement made Las evening after a Long consultation with messes. Evarts Porter Aud Shearman at the resold once of or. Beecher it waa decided to put or. Berber on the witness stand this morn intr. This course. It was alleged was made necessary by the absence of several witnesses whom the counsel bad intended to examine previous to Beecher together with the failure of the counsel of or. Tilton to Cross examine some of the witnesses for the defense already presented. Every part of the court room reserved for the Public was occupied promptly upon the opening of the doors but upon the formal opening of the proceeding or. By Ember and wife were absent. Mrs. Tilton attendants wore Strong to missing. The customary seats of the last named people were filled by other women not yet cd Ulm in the Case. Ubu the usual proclamation had been made Evarta Rose and stated that s witness of importance or. Henry Cleveland was very tick and waa about to leave the City. He asked therefore that the court should make arrangements to Iske Bis testimony and be would like judge a Cleon to he preen it. The judge Bald the counsel Bould make what arrangement might be re and suggested some a 1 Ter noon which Vai agreed to by Tho counsel hat a Day was not fixed. At this Point it Vai whispered through the court Rocton that the Rev. Henry Ward Boecher would take the witness stand. Immediately after the Rece a to Day Henry b. Claflin was called and his examination continued. He testified the arbitrators James Freeland Charlea storm and myself nut on the tioi6 agreed at or. Mall ones residence. Moulton to Wen and Tilton wore also present. Tilton made a Long statement of his cause occupying thirty minute in which to stat and he grievance and when he bad i Uither Bowen stated his Case occupying a few minutes. After they got through they retired. We had a consultation. After h half hour we agreed on an Alanl and sont for them Bowen Tilton and Moncton came in and i made the announcement of the result of our deliberation. I said we had made to our minds that they should first Burn All the of parrs to tub pc and a l and that Bowen should pay 37,000 to Tilton Aud they should sign a covenant. The papers to be burned was the letter of apology and article in Point dated the 1st of january 11873. Besides Obe r papers connected with the scandal Moulton and Tilton agreed to this and seemed satisfied with the award. Bowen said be bad to papers to Burn but would like the Rouru of Tbs Wood Tock it iter which we agreed to. The agreement was then brought up and Tilton said be would like to alter it. 1 asked what alterations to desired made end Bartok the Pencil and interlinked the i a per and wrote so inf thing on another paper and attached it to it. The paper was then sat Charles 8torra As an arbitrator. 1 think i named or. Freeland As first arbitrator. I do not know who mimed the third Man. I did not name myself. I do not remember being named at a. No paper for the arbitration were drawn up that night. There waa no decision in writing to submit the matter to arbitrators. The arbiter Tara met to liar the a night or two altar this at the same Pla to. Moulton Tuton Bowen and the arbitral Ora were present. The parties were their own lawyers and we got through Quick. A Gahler Tho Check was drawn immediately afterwards. I did net lend the Money to Bowen Asha Cvine next evening to Iny office Aud said he would net need it. T do not remember anything being Udd about depositing the chock for Collet t Ion. 1 was present when Bowen and Bencher land the tripartite agree out. Beecher signed it lat. A printed Piip was attached to the agreement. I dont know wfc6tber the paper was read Bot in was past d around for inspection. Be never went Luto to truth or untruth of in which til mrs. Beecher backroom. There was s interview j is adar to All of them. There waa Consul .r-.i. 11,n i., mfg Avivit i ilk for Rome Between the parties in the front parlor Tilton came in threw his arms around track and said i think i Tako b cd what i said and said something » about him being the oui Man be liked in Brooklyn. I was present when to brought letters and he took them away with him. Tilton read one by mrs. Tilton at iut Tho enormities of her Oil curse or bin. It was fully Agre a that Winslow should examine these letters. Cross examined Winslow was present when Tilton came before us the first time and re it Erable talk for some time. Witness was handed cock dont know whether this was Tbs cock a Ald to Tilton by Bowen. Bowed Drew up the Check either the 3i or 4th of april and after Tilton signified his approval of the covenant. I took to covenant to wok ton not Day and received a clean copy Tro in he. I think i carried it to Charles Quot Storla to take to Bowen but Tho paper returned to me without any signature and i took or. Bowen and got it signed. Fused to make Asut amp ment. Tho next i Tulsa i it Wuh ton Given to Harria and Ivou Back was la eur Hugh a. He testified i am Man to me us a Tlona signature. 11-en took Fikher and to signed it after which it r of the Brooklyn Tele Arab office. The handwriting in Tho trl Gram of Juno 2,18í3, is mine. No person re queued to to put the Date tabs it was my own work. Ronreo b. Claflin then took Thoa Jud. To testified i reside in Brooklyn and have lived there about thirty Vears. I am a dry it to remained in Ziy to amp so Shin. That conversation with South Wick waa in april in regard to taking Stock in the Golden age. I had a convocation with Beecher but to did not advise to in any was about it. 1 so reported to South Wick. I re goods merchant la now York and boor that Miu Ulyir to Woodhull scandal in was in the same business in Worcester Masa. The following summer. I bid a conversation 4 Oclock train arriving at Homo about 5 15 or 5 17. Beec bar was at Home by Tea time i arrived there. I saw him with several persons when 1 turned into the Avenue and heard him cough distinctly. By Caber i do not think could Nave Cuino on that train with me. 1 saw him Day also. I fix the data because i wished to one Bim about some Little Buai Baa and because be Hud moved up for Tho summer. 1 recollect being disappointed at not seeing him Asho wont Back to new York for n week or ton Days. Thos. J. Tilney testified i am a lawyer in new York and reside in Brooklyn. I was married on tuesday the 3d of june at Oclock Hitte even log by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. I noticed to did not seem to be arrayed Lor the occasion and we no dressed for a wedding. The next witness was or. Fred a. Putnam who testified i practicum amp Dicine at 255 fourth Avenue and lived there in Jure 1873. I remember the 4tb of that month. I left new York and went by the Harlem Railroad met or. Beecher Between 7 and 8 in the morning Bot Ween Hartford and new Haven. I spoke to my and mrs. Becbec they were on the express train for Boston. Stephen d. White 1 have know n h. W. Beecher Ever since Here and i am a member of Bia congregation. 1 know Theodore Tilton a Little about half that time and have known h. C. Bowen about thirty five year. In the Spring of 18721 wan present at Moulton is Bouse when an arbitration waa talked Over Between Bowen and Tilton. There were Prei ent Wilkeson Moulton Tilton and myself. Wilkeson had a Presa proof of toe Golden age with him the same paper a portion of which was incorporated in the tripartite agreement. Wll Esou had a draft of the tripartite agreement which was read and talked Over that night. I bad not then seen Bowen. The conversation was about the publication of these statements threat be i by Tilton in t he Golden age unless Bowel stilled Tor contracts due Bun in the Brooklyn Union and Independent. Tilton said there was duo Nim Beven eight or Nice thousand dollars. Tilton said to would publish the article in the next paper unless to had a settlement the Money was his due and to would Haveit. I told him the re waa you a such a publication. I could do Bim no go k1. And that Bowen would pay him. I promised to intercede Forb Lewiw Bower and told him that a arbitration lad Bem talked Over into which Bowen wac willing to Euter. I Hud 1 thought Ihl statement should not be published a it was a obit scandal. Tuton raid be would publish it no tub lauding. This interview broke up about 10 Oclock. I 0 saw Bowen a Duy or two after this. Deloro parting that night we were to meet again tuesday night. I think i saw Brown not Day when i went there. I Lead a press proof end showed it to Uit. I interceded for tilter Aud we met Agnia tuesday night the same parties being present. The paper walk is m had of the a Umant waa Road Over and discussed. Tilton said it was satisfactory to him and Wanold to Jig it but i withheld him until Bowen should sign it. We talked about two hours Over it and i said i thought Bowen would come to the arbitration. Triton d Iff Rod with to Al out that. When i took the paper to Bowen i was to Tell him to ought to sign it like a Christian Man and also that the quarrel was gotten up by the newspapers. I said to Moulton and Tilton that i thought the publication would injure Bowon and Hipa it Ere i saw Bowen that night and returned to Moulton. I said Bowen did not object to sign the paper and Tvan Ted to read it and think it Over i Eaid to them i thought Bowen would Ign the paper. Either Wilkes of or Tilton said that i made a great mistake in net having it signed Aud that i should not have left it with him. Cbarl3 Tutor is was proposed As one of the arbitrator. Jav a Finland waa also to be one. The time of the meeting of the arbitrators waa arranged upon that night. It was to be in Mould Mia study. The court adjourned. It is believed he will to Day. 80x1 Soond i Jake kxprkh3ioxs of affection prom the Mutual Friend Frank All audit that theological newspaper scheme. New Yorr March exceedingly Large crowd gathered in the neighbourhood of the Brooklyn court room Thea morning although the mornings a Beautiful Spring one Ard thousands of people Are still out of work. With Frank Carpenter about the Stirling of a newspaper. We had a meeting at Bowens House where there were precut Charles Storr Frank Carpenter Bowen and myself. The Conven d inn waa about St Prii a a newspaper. 1 did not subscribe to the Enterprise. Tilton came to my Bouse one night and said by bad Beard 1 called him a i Lack Mailer. Tho conversation turned of Hie relations with Boecher. This finished to direct and or. Fullerton began the Cross . The witness testified the first meeting 1 had with regard to this matter was to Moulton is in the latter Pirt of March 1872. Thero were present Moulton Tilton Wilkeson and myself. Bowen was absent i think. I waa requested to go there by Beecher. Did not see Bowen before Ghung there. The Firat meeting was on sunday right and i think the second was on thurs Day. I think i saw Bowen a fors the second meeting. At the first meeting or. Tilton showed Une a pres copy of a personal Tate of it which be Terente Ned to publish it Bowen did cot give Bim at of Cion. When 1 saw this Ai tide i said it would be wrong to publish this itch would do harm to All it it were published. Wilkeson proposed they should sign an part Crant and i agree with him. He produced a rough draft of an re reagent which was talked Over for a Long Tine Nurt it waa agreed that tiie agreement should be signed. Tilton that the would be made unit Bowen Mulc a settlement with Bim. It was said by wll Keeon and Niy self that Bowen would Ccone into and that the papers relating Toton matter should be turned. Tilton bid not speak of any in thu ton of paper hat evening. Either i Iaeli made the prop i Ion that Tilton should sign the paper i i Hulk he made object Lou to some of the term in the paper and stated that he wished it to be altered. Tilton made some suggest Lous As to what be would or would not agree to. The paper was not in a completo form and that it abound be altered that night. Tilt a Eaid he would sign the paper drawn up by Wilknson with til tones suggestion incorporated. Trio next meeting was toes Jay or wednesday but i think the former in Moulton is study. Wil Keann produced the paper then in proper form. Or. Wilkes of retd Tho paper Over to All parties who were at the former meeting. Bowen was absent. Tilton Eaid he would sign it ten Timos if Bowen would once. He thought Bowen would not sign but i told him he would. Moncton Aleo expressed Bis doubts. Tilton Aas Grid Omo reasons Lor bowl ugh not signing it and i assigned some reasons that be would. I thought Bowen being proprietor of two newspapers its publication would injure him. Tilton expire eyed a willingness to sign it. He took up a pen and i said you had better not sign it now As 1 would Tako the paper to Bowen and Tell him Tilton had expressed a willing a to sign. I Bare no doubt Tilton would have signed to Piper had i not prevented him. I took the paper to Bowen end left it with Bim. I returned to Moulton is Louse. They were All there. Wll Keeon or Tilton raid i ought not to have left the paper and i replied that Bowen should have time to consider that when it was proposed to have the arbitration either by Moulton or Wilkeson probably the words used were 1 now propose to submit the matter to arbitrators but i can not remember the language. I think Tuton agreed to Thi. Tuton tamed the stories in the paper nor did to discuss them. I dont know what became of Tho first draft of the tripartite agree meet Road by Wilkeson at the first meeting. I took to completed agreement to Wilkeson and have not seen either of the papers since. Tilton proposed to leave the agreement when signed with Moulton but this was objected to and i pro coed Freeland or Storrs i Tinslev took the paper by agreement Belsten Freeland and Storrs. No of ligation wan imposed on me As to showing it or allowing it to i a copied. No Persona saw it while in my Possession. Storla afterwards got it Beecher borrowed the paper one Day White 1 had it but retired in soon after. I think this was in april 1871. I remember the time it was published in the newspapers. 1 knew Victoria Woodhull a Little and have set n her on two or three occasion. She called at my office and i returned the Call at her office at Broad Street Oon after hot i do not remember the year. She he been to my hons and spoken to mrs. Claflin and she urged very much that i should be asked to Call and Nee her. This a either in the Winter or Spring. I called on her the same week or Mouth after. I did not subscribe to her paper she sent to me. 1 Aiu not certain if i paid for it. I did not advertise in it but 1 saw an advertisement of mine in it. I went to her House once with Bowen Bat do no remember the Date. I know it Waal Bewick that Looi tap pm died As Bowen came Down to at tend the funeral. Thin was about 4 p. M. We went there to see a it me documentary evidence she had in her Possession. I think it was Sac greeted at All the met Tings that Papor relating to the scandal abound be burned. I Dedirea examination i went to mrs. We Odhus at the request of her lawyers and Bowel is Tuat was Tho Only time i bras Ever in her Honse. I think it was at the lat to meeting when the paper was finally settled and agreed us it on that the proposition was to leave Tho Novena it with Moncton. It it it said at Thia meeting t hat the difficulties were to be settled by arbitration. At the first two Braceti up Wilkeson Aid that the difficult be Between Bowen Tilton and Beecher Bic Ned be rattled and i agreed with Bim. Tilton said be would not Settle until he get Tomo h Otis Fanon out of Bowks. It was difficulties set Forth in personal statements which were to be settled by arbitration. Tilton stated in one of the a conversations that be had already one suit against Bowen. This concluded the redirect examination and no for tier questions were in by the prosecutor. Recess was then taken. Beecher was absent during the entire morning Sevelon. But mrs. Beecher and her daughter in Law came in shortly after the opening of the Case and occupied their usual places. Evarts remained about a half an hour and then left the Case in the hands of the remaining counsel for the Defede. After rocks Lonisa Jonna Roeger a Young lady took then Rad and testified i am a Telegraph operator and was so in 1873. I was in that business in new York in june of that year in the employ of the Western Union to Digraph company. Handed a dispatch i received this message and am Able to swear i received it on be 2d of june. I recognize the message by certain Marks written Apon it. She was not Cross examined and left the stand. Mary c. Joseph to it fied i am Telegraph operator in Peekskill and was so on fhe 2d of june 1873. I received this telegraphic dispatch there on that 1st». This i Neim also left the stand without being Cross examined. The next witness was g o. F. Williams be testified i am Law editor of the new York Herald Aud have been a journalist Lor eighteen years. I Iva at one time managing edit in of Tho now York times. I saw the Woodhull publication of novel or 2, 1872, and Law proof slips before u was produced pub lady. I received proof Klips of the Shandil against Tho Rev. H. W. Beecher. This win objected to and Shearman said that they proposed to show that Thieo blips were in existence before the 6tory sri published and in the plaintiffs sight before Tho publication prior to Tho time on which Woolley said be saw them. Fullerton said that the other Sida desired to bolster or Woolley is evidence but they could not do it in this Way. Lie that the proof in regard to the matter was entirely irrelevant and the other Side must show that the plaintiff lad some connection with it. Hill argued that the plaintiff was Donn cited a Ltd it a shown la the tags Timony of Conley Cooke a Woolley and be desired to show that newspaper men wore int Malo with the Story before it was published. In the support of Bis argument quoted from the testimony Given by the wit Oes Woolley and or. Shari non also a need from Cross examination by Fullerton of the same witness. Judge Neilson finally ruled out the last answer of the witness who was then allowed to leave the stand. Charles Friom was the next witness. He testified i reside in Brooklyn and have for Twenty rears. I am a commission merchant in new York Ard have been in that business for Twenty five years. I carry on business in dry goods. I Bave known Tilton for a dozen years and have had Friend la relation a Ltd Bim during that period. In 1867, 1868 and 1869 to remitted moneys to me when he was in lecturing Tours. I Bave lunched at Delmon icons for 16 or 17 yours and to did Tilton. I sometimes raw Tilton two or three times a week and sometimes oftener we were in the habit of talking Oflynn on general affairs. I Learned on the 2d of january 1871 that be was a con versa Ion ton complained of and my. Morae turning Treisie Turner against him. Hosa d that Beecher Hod sold that be humbled himself before Bim Triton As is More his add and he would make him do so. I expressed my sympathy for him. I met him on another occasion when be said that his wife had charged Beecher with having made improper proposals Voner Tea he bad told this to Beech a and the latter Nad pro com a retraction from her and that Mon Linn had one to Beecher with a pistol and made my surrender h. In March 187l Tilton called and said he had been West on a lecturing tour. Where he bad been col div received. He did not understand Why he we discharged by Bowen. Ila showed Man article be was going a it publish and i said this was not a proper article Tobe published. I told him Beecher denied All the charge and be said be knew it. This was in Tho a called his attention to it. I told it 1 would Bim Justice and some thing was mid about arbitration. I promised to see Bowen about til tones claim for Aix month services. He left this personal statement with to to Abow it to Bowen. I offered to show it to Bowon the next night but he said either that he knew of it or had Road it. I talked with him about waa discharged from the Independent. 1 saw Tilton that Day la his Bouse. I asked him if be had been discharged from the Independent and Union and he. Eaid he was. To seemed depressed and dejected. He said he wanted me to go to Frank Moni tones with him. We Weot and on the Way he said or. Beecher and mrs. Morse had Bren talking to Bowen against Hirn and that some lady Nad made Torna Fiat Viaetta to Bowen against him and to amp to it was a Case of Joseph and Poti pharos Wile Over again tbsp he bad put his Caso in Moulton is hands and Moncton did not wish him to take any Steps in the matter. When we got Thero Tuero the settlement of til tones claims. I saw Tilton after this and told him a part of the conver Tiou bet Ween Bowen and myself. I told him Bowon said be never received and Anch letter As that of january 1st, 1871. And that i suggested to Bowen that it would be Wiser and Witter to Settle with Bim and avoid i a scandal and be to bought not. Alter some talk. I said i thought Bowen would ret tie the claim. At Thia time Tilton wanted to know if i would act a arbitrator for Bim. 1 acted with a Tilin and Freeland at Moulton s House. I went there i h Bowen. Tilton and Moncton wore there. Claflin and Leo and Bod not arrived and i went for them. I advised that be echers matters »bou1d oot be brought in but it waa of forwards understood that they should come in. Bowen and Tilton Laid their cases Down and withdrew. The matter was Ibiza end and they come in. Claflin stated that these parties were to sign the agreement All the papers were to be burned. To Wen was to pay Tilton #7,000. Tilton objected to signing the papera and wished to change it. Lie was finally allowed to ammend it by the arbitrators. It waa understood that Claflin should take the paper to Wylke son and have it engrossed and there was an arrangement that it should be Given to one person and not Given of unless with the consent of All the parties. Bowen then i Rcw no Bis Check Lor the amount. Tilton and Moulton agreed to Burn the letter but Bowen said he had none. The letter of apology and til tones letter of january 1 to were among the rapers to be burned. When the chock was drawn it was Given to Tilton and we then separated. Alter us Tuton Bald to me that lie thought mount pm was the proper custodian of that paper. This was dissed Auto by other part Lee. A few Days after the arbitration i Hada conversation with Tilton and Moulton at the lat terms Bouse Moulton said that Sam Wilkeson thinks that i burned those papers of yes i burned Thom. And be laughed. Slid be if i burned them what would Theodore do in Cane of trouble. Alter the publication of Tea Wood Hull scandal Tilton colled is my House. He said it was an to Famosi article and contained a great Many lie about his Wile and Beecher and that he was writing a Story bout it not that Beec bar had not made improper proposals to Bis Wile hut nothing criminal occurred and that Bis wife was As pure or Light. He spoke of having written Woodhull or life and that it damaged him More than f10.000. I told Tilton Tuat Carpenter had talked with a about starting a newspaper in new York Tor Bia Benefit and having Fen Claflin be waa not favourably disposed toward the echeme that Beecher was to be editor Tilton foreign Orrmond Mit. And Carpenter was to have Home office in it. They proposed to buy a. Paper which was in the associated Prees and the express and commercial advertiser were talked it. So was the Brooklyn Union and Golden age. I told Hui All the scheme were disc awed. He sail Carpenter had talked to him about it. In we were to buy a Brooklyn paper. Tilton was to be editor and Beecher to have nothing to do with it. Otherwise if it was a new York morning paper Boecher wish to be editor Tilton told me that his father owned one share of Tea Tribuna Stock. Lie asked to at one time about Selling and inventing the Money in other securities. I had a communication with Tilton at ovens tons after i wife left him. He Haid to must now Bis wife hav ing left him smash Blix Actu. And re ii Ric i 1 was sorry and that thu was unfortunate. In a Gull 1871, i was sent for to » to Uso by Woodruff. I went there and Bod an Etc Relew with Moulton up stain. Moa tin laughed and said to did not know Tea 1 would coma to so a blackmailer. He also said that Beecher bad confessed Bia adultery to him. And that if Bia advice had Boon followed it would Bave been better. To also Eaid your brother i mkt not Sigu the report of the Church of melt be until i be Cross examined or i will make another statement. To said be Hod been Brecher a Friend until he to called Bim a blackmailer but that now Beecher bad got to look out for himself. This was on August 23. Moulton bad Boon do a h East before this interview. I do not remember or. Tilton charging his wife with adultery with breeder exempt on influence in a conversation with me in 1871 or 1872. He talked of Aurig a part v Lor having said his wife had committee adultery with Beecher. Altar Tea termination of a certain Law soil against Moulton last year december 10, 1874, to sent for Meto come and Seo bios. 1 went and bad a conversation with him. He said Bec a bar was a liar and used other words in substance. He said also that be w As a libertine. The court Here adjourned. It is believed that Beecher will be on the stand tomorrow. Hor Springs. Wok Jan the Republican party should retire for repairs. The famous healthful resort known to invalids from indiscretion As the hot Spring which has been so Long in litigation Baa grown to be of great value. To Washington special to the Cincinnati Gazette says of it the celebrated hot Spring esses which occupied so much Lime this Winter and to which there Are so Many contesting claimant was decided to Day in favor of Tho government As against All the claimants. J Adgre not read an elaborate opinion. Thin property is now producing an income to the 1m-sees of &70.0go per year and is said to a Worth ¿1,150,000. It by been a Babjec of litigation for More than thirty years. Judge Tjo vering dissented and said that he thought Rector had a Good title. A Appeal to the supreme court will be Taka on by amp i Rector
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