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VOLUME I RIDGWAY, ELK CO. PA., Fllft)AY, MARCH 12, 18G9. NUM13EU17. From Uarpors Now Monthly Magazine. MY SI'STERKARCIA. Ton would not lb ink it strango that on October day bus an especial charm for me, if you knew all the memories which it recalls. This one, with its hazy brightness, its ripo splendor, is like a waft of enchautpj air it carries ma back, by a spell resistless os fato, -$o two other days one the darkest, the oth er the brightest of my whole life. The durk day was bright enough over head, I remember. The sk v looked deep and grand and infinite. It was full of glory, as I the atmosphere was of prismatic "haze, through which the distant hills rose purple und coft as if they had been tho Delectable Mountains. Tho apple-tree boughs glowed with apples, scarlet as balls of (ire; grapes , were ripe on the fines; autumn flowers nod ded along Ilia highway; nnd tho oak woods in the distance were touched with flame. It was just such a di y as I loved all my life; v but now its splendid briirhtness was sadder I to me than would have been the wildest blast L of winter. I felt something, I think, like a deposed queen, wearing her royal robes to grace the triumph of her conquorer. For J-, what would October be to ino nuy more when u stronger h iooi iiu.i crossed i lie si 1 1 nun i should be no longer at Iugloside? -v To a person who had a smaller organ of locality my grief might have seemed exagger ated and iinrunsuonble; thousrh even sneli a one could hardly have thought it a trifle for my fu'her to pass from the comfortuble posi tion of a well-to-do farmer, whose crops made Lim independent, to that of a laborer in oth er meu's fields, housing his family where he could. Hut there are those who understand that the poverty wa3 not tho hardest to any of U3 the bitterest pang was tho parting with the old acres which had been ours so long. 1 1 i rl Kilfin l,n.-, nil iti. irvi.ir nlinut 4li. V house, and helping my mother to put things F in order, and deciding what we would sell I und what keep, to furnish a new refuge for I ourselves somewhere. Marcia she was my oldest sister hud uot been out of her room .1.... W ,...11...! ! ... T .1: - iiiui uu. n i' Liiin.'n hit wiitru ujlllirr was ready, but she answered that she did not want any. and we had not disturbed her any more. I had been willing enough to do all that was required. It helped to piss the time away, and left the less in which to think When every tiling was dune. I went out of doors, and sat down in the old arbor, in the midst of the garden, mi 1 bowed my Leud for waves of trouble to go over me; wishing vnjrufilv, with a girlish dispair. that thev would stand me on the desolate shore of death. Wo had suffered grout misfortune, and vet one for which we could jh. ami- no 0:10. it had seemed to come, as the coroners say, by a visitation of God. My father had in dorsed a note for .Jane's Harris, my sister MiirM' I.ivit. James was young and poor, .and there was ar. evu.-ilianf. nnmim.? i'..r ,;.n iio go Into'bu-iness. lie put into it the little f iiionev he hail himself, and borrowed three thousand dollars, giving for it the note which my father indorsed. Tf James bad lived he would have made money, paid interest and Frincipal, and nil would have gone well. in t he died suddenly, with no time to ar range his iiil'iirj, or even to see Marcia. Be fore wo had heard of his illness the tidings came that he was k-u 1. Tlmn his business was closed up, hurriediy and unwisely, as it ulmost ulways is in such cases, nnd only enough accrued from it to pay one thousand dollars of his debt. TI11 firm from whom ho h had borrowed the money a law firm known' a Hope and Goodell of conrso came 'own upon my Cither for the rest. We had 110 rich friends froni whom t0sccka3sistar.ee. and not much time. Without doubt, bv making proper effort, the money could have been borrowed, und the farm mortgaged ns security; but my father was one of thoso men who cave up easily. IIo thought trying use les; and to, on the morrow, our homo was to be sold. e considered it worth live tnoit and dollars; but things verv seldom bring their full value uder tho hammer. At unv rate, it was going to pass from our hands this home we linii all loved ho well and 1 'elt as if mv heart would break, as 1 sat there lone in the arbor uud sobbed out my nurea- ouiug dispuir. After a wkilo I got up und went all round iho place a sad pilgrimage. To tho old hestunt-trce, to the little pine grove on the iill, to the nook where I had ulwnvs found the first violets, to grape-vene, and orchard but 1 picked no grape, gathered no apple. 'My heart and my step were heuvy. I have a at 11 lie clinging to places by nature, anil this no pluco bad been ull the world to me so ong. JNy praudtutlier bad owned it first. jlud left it, when he died, to my father. And (father and mother had lived there all their lAmrried life. Wo rirls had been born there ind we had never been long ut n time out, of iight of those two red chimneys. And now vbeie 6U011IU we go? 1 think llagar senrce- y felt more desolate when she turned from lie familiar teut door and went on toward ie desert. Going into the house I met Marcia, who had como dowu stairs at last. She was in her deep mourning for James. I believe I had been feeling hurd toward her bei'oro, as if she were in roiiio wise accountable for the loss that was turning my father aud mother out of their life-long shelter, Hut I was moved with sorrowful compunction when 1 aw her wime, sun luce, wuoso panor tier robes heightened. nposoyou will almost hate me, Theo," in a hopeless, uespairiug tone. --i Renins to vou as if I had dono it." My heart melted, and I tried to comfort her. And utteiin 5 such words ol soothing 9a I could, a new tuaught struck me. 1 he ale was not to take place until tno next ni ernoon; and that would give mo time to go nto town in the morniug, aud make a per- oual appeal to Messrs. Hope and Goodell. K wild fancy tht I might efT-'Ct something 11 my tutbers Penult took possession of me. t he would only 00 content to let us keep lr borne, and pay up the borrowed money, 1 course of time, by installments! To do at, I thought we could live almost on air make any sacrifice, no matter how groat rely we could pay up two hundred thou nd dollars in a few years. - But would thev ait? talked over tho plan wiA Marcia, and she 'came as eager about it as I was. It was ie first time I had seen single gleam of rht in her face s'nee the news 'of Jame's enth had blanched the youth and hone of it we wt at toe window discussing tne mat ter, we saw father and mother go out to gether in the sunset. Tbey were uot a very demonstrative couplo usually, though we knew that their love was deep and true. But now they went baud in hand, clinging to each other tho more the sorer trouble press ed them. We could seo them going slowly over tho same round that I had taken before lingering a liltlo in each well-known well loved spot. I bad been thinking it so hard for mo to part with Inglesido; but now I felt ashamed thut I had thought of myself at nil, when I realized how much more bitter it wus for them. I looked up nt Marcia. Her tears wero falling fast, and she was wringing her hands with a passionate gesture. "Oh, Theo!" she cried, "ever siifbo James died I have longed so to lie down in his low grave beside him; but I never wanted to so much as now. How can I bear to see them leave their home?''" Aud then she bowed her head on tho window-ledge, as if she had for gotten my presence, and wailed out, "Oh, why didn't you take me with you, my love! my love I" 1 had not understood my sister hitherto had not known h6w iutcuso her quiet-seeming nature waj. This trouble, so burd to bear, wus revealing us to each other. I tried to comfort her, nnd talked to her again of my new plan, t ill she grew feverish in her excite ment about it. "If you could only succeed, "she tnitl, "we would pay them off. I would not die till the, old home wns clear." After u while father aud mother came in, and 1 talked about it to them. Father smiled pensively. I le had a face which those who loved him less than wo did might have called week; but there' was 11 womanish sweetues3 nnd tenderness in it a womauish despondency, too, just then. "I dou't think it will do any good, Theo,"' he said; "still you may go. It's no harm to try; only I think luck's against us.'' Vet I thought the plan cheered him a little it was something to spculate over, vain as it seemed. I knew he would have just a lit tle glimmer of hope until 1 should come back with my ueutuut.' of yea or nay. I tried hard to sleep that night loss of re-t always told on me, I wanted to look my beat next day. 1 was pretty, and I confess trusted to that as much ns any thing in the impression I hoped to make. But my slum bers were troubled. 1 kept dreaming about going away from lnglesiile. 1 don't know iiow many times I lived tho parting scene over that niylit, watched my mother's grief, my father's pitiful dispair, Mareia's self-reproach for what was not in the last her fault. Once 1 dreamed that hha killed herself; and when the time came to go we found her lay ing cold i.nd stark, deaf to tho voices which called her. From that dream I awoke, shak ing with anguish terror. I stole out of bed, aud across tiie passage to her room for we did not sleep together, as sistet'3 usually do in the country. " I was afraid to go to her in tlij! darkness the impression of my dream was so ttrong upon me; SO I stood in the uoor and cal.ed her 11 11110 softly "Marcia." "Yrs. Theo.'' "Vou urc awake, it seems. May I como in and stay with you? I am so lonesome, nnd 1 dream such miserable things." Yes, come. Vou won't disturb ine;'' nnd .she made room f.r me, und 1 crept iu close to her. and lay there till morning. She did not talk to tne ut all; but though I drowsed a little I had u consciousness ull tho time that she was awake, alert, suffering. At, lust morniug came. I looked somewhat pale from my restless night, but I dressed my self for my journey as becomingly ns I could, and tried to have faith, la myself and the suc cess ol my mission. It was only an hour's cir ride, nnd then I found my way to the office of Hope and ioodell. It was ten o'clock I thought 1 should sec' them before the busiest part of their ilay. I knocked on the door where their names were painted, and a lack boy, with lightstraight hair, and a quill behind his large, pule car, opened it. 1 noticed,, with that curiourly minute observation which sometimes seems s; ludicrous in great crisis, how large tho checks of hi pantaloons wero; and wondered whether such a fashion was characteristic of lack boys, or of the legal prol'essoin. I ask'?il if I could seo Mr. Ilopo or Mr Goodell. Mr (ioodell was out, ho said, but I could see .Mr. Hope, if I would wait a lew moments. Then ho asked my name, and I pave him a caul with it written on it "Miss Theodora Hall of Bylundj'' aud then I billowed him into an miti-room, und sat down to wait. A number of men passed in and out, each one bestowing on mo an inquisitive stsre; and nt last, afttr per haps half an hour, 1 was told that Mr. Hope was at liberty, and the lauk youth conducted mo into his private office. Mr. Hope looked at me before he spoke, nnd I looked ut him. I saw iu him a canny Scotchman, not handsome or elegant, but with something about him which pleased me at tho very first. He had a broad opeu fore head, without overmuch ideality, but full of sense and strength; a straight, resoluto nose; rather high cheek bones; clear, light-blue eyes; sandy beard und hair; and lips thut know how to close firmly over their own se crets. I do not think most girls of eighteen would have liked him; but I did, rather. Perhaps ho preceived it in my face, for he smiled u bright, heurtsomo smile, thut for the moment changed his whole expression. "Mr. Caleb Hall's daughter, I presume?'' "Yes, Kir," aud then 1 hesitated how to begin my errand. Ho preccived my ombarrismeut, and asked me, very kindly, to sit tlown aud fpeuk to him at my leasure. Ho had an hour to spare bei'oro it would be uecessury for him to be in court. So I begau my story though, after all, I bad not much to tell what we considered the farm worth, tho circumstances of my father's indorsing for James Harris, and how sure wo were that we could pay it all up, with interest, in a very few years. These were tho chief poiuts; though I said a little about what it would be to ull of us, aud most especially to father und mother, to leave tho dear old home. I dout know but my voice trembled; but I kept my tears buck, for the cool, pouetr&tiug glance which rested on my face warned mo effectually to steer clear of sentimentality. When I was through he an swered me kiudly, though not as I had hoped. "It seems almost unfair," be said, "in Mr. Goodell's absence, to bring his feelings for ward as a resson why I can not do what yon with; but it is the simple truth. I would do it, if it depended on myself alone. But Mr. Uoodell wishes the matter settled op. He is averse to lending money, and only consent- ed.to it, in tlr's instance, out of personal re gard for poor Harris. And now ho is deter mined to rlose the business. I thibk there is no way but for tho sale to go forward. I doliotBce, however, why that should oblige your father to leave. Home one might buy it who would let hjm remain ut a reusonnbb rent." That was a new thought still another hope to cling to. 1 thanked him for it, nud went home full of the idea. My mother seized upon it nt once, nnd wondered that uo one hud thought of it before; but r.iy father derived no comfort from it. Beeuifso one scheme had failed he thought nil would, and fell back into tha depth of his dispondency. Ho said no ouu would buy tho place who did not want to live on it, nnd there was no chunco in the world of our staying there. Marcia did not say any thing; but I think she felt the failure of my mission more keen ly thnu any of us. We did not eat any dinner cono of us had tho heart for it. The moments dragged on, and the timo for the sale half past two ar rived. With the two o'clock train Mr. David Hope had come out, alert to look after bis own aud his partuer's intrests. A dozen or more men collected tho auctioneer cauie; and they all gathered together iu front of the house, i(i tho shadow of tho great old elms which my father's father had planted. I saw father among them, with tho despou dentlook ou his face, the womenish quivering round his lips. The rest of us were indoors, all three; but the windows were open, aud we were close to them half hidden by tho. cur tains, where we could seo and hea every thing. Mr. Hope made the first bid three thou sand dollars then a neighbor whose lund joined ours, and who had long wanted Ingle side, raised it. Besides those two thero were uo other bidders. They fought tho prouud slowly, rising fifty dollars nt a time. Marcia watched Mr. Hope, uud af'ier one of his bids she said: "That man will have it any way. I can seoitin his eyes. I wonder Job Barker daetn't see it too, and ttop bidding against him." fcjhn was right. To oppose David ITopo was like opposing fate. When they got up to four thousand neighbor Bi rkcr perceived it and stopped stopped to soon for our in terest, for it was only four-filths tho true value of the place. Mr. Hope closed up the busines quickly, lie arranged to receive his deed the u'.:xt day. Of couie two thousand dollars was to go to the firm the other two were to put out on interest. As he went out, utter making an appointment with fath er for tho net foreuoou, he Laid to me, iu n low tone: "I tin not t'uiiik vou will Lave to leave In glesido." I did uot, repeat hi.s words; only waited, with what paticuce 1 could, for the next day ilevelopeinents. Mether went with fx her, as, of course, her signature was ui.-o neciv-r.ry. It was a sad journey for them. As I tied mother's bonnet, und pulled out the bows fori always did such little things for her she said, with tears iu her eyes: ' 'f never thought to lcavi? this bouse-, Theo. till 1 went to oue not made with hands. But jod knows what is best for us all; aud what He tends must he riirht. 1 leit u secret hope, which supported me while they were gone, that I tdmuld free a brighter look on the deiir faces when they re turned. Nor was I disappointed. "Ycnr Mr. Hope is a good man, Theo," my father said, when he came in. I don't know whv he -aid my Mr. Hope, unless he had ascin t sii'piciou thut rny representa tions, when I went to tho ofiice. had some thing to do with the way mutters had turned. I questioned him eagerly, "To begin with, wu are to einy nt Ingelo- side. . I reulv think it was with that inten tion that Mr. ilopo purehas."d it. Wo are to pay him a rent of two hundred dollars a year; lor lie said he annum bo sntished with live per cent. lor his money, and tho place kept in good repair. And, bettor still, we are to have tho privilege, any time in teu years, of buying the homestead back nt pre cisely what he paid for it. Wo have two thousand dollars toward it now, you Know, niMl 1 think wo can earn and save two thous and more in that time don't yon?" uud be looked around on his group of listeners for confirmation of his hopes. Then Marcia spoke her first words during the convention. " ou won tiiAVE to wait ten years, miner. We remembered what bIiu said afterward. Tho next day she went to town the first timo she had ever gone off tho homo pluco since James died. She kept her object secret, and only said sho would be gone but a few hours. I told you I was pretty, but Marcia had a beauty higher than more pret tiness. Our eyes aud hair were similar in color a dark brown almost black. Our features wero uot unlike; and yet what was prettiuess in me deepened in her into positive beauty. I had never felt it nnro than when I saw 'her dressed to go away that morniug. I whispered, as I kissed her, "What a grand creature you are'" And idie, kissing mo buck, in ono of her infrequent moods of tenderness, unswered: "say a prayer lor mo while 1 am goue, child, that beauty, or something bettor, may help me to accomplish my purpose. ' CONTlNt'KP. J Tub I.Vfkct of Cold AVater o.v 'Washing ton Foi.iTic iAxs. A Washington letter says: Speaker Cvill'ux iudulges in little eating uud drinking. He never drinks wiue nor proffers the poisoned bowl to his guests. I ho Hou orable Ballot nnd Baukem were guests at his table lust winter, assisted at ono of the elo gant entertuiuments in tho shape of dinners to members of Congress. As the dessert appeared, after two hour3 eating, tho honor able remembered an engagement at Senator Morgan's and so excused themselves. 'When once in tho street, said Baukem to Ballot: "Good Lord, Ballot, lot's go somewhere aud get a drink! I nm cold down to my feet. If Colfax would onlv warm his water a lit tle: but ice why he puts in great lumps. Its cruelty to Densts. ualtot suggested thut thev would Dud something at Morgan's, ns d wiue sunner was going on, given to the national committee, Arriviug at the Xew York Senator, the two fouud the tables cov ered with champague bottles. "Take away vour thin notations, Morgan,' cried liullot, "and let us have something to driuk." Brandy and whiskey were produced, aud as senator Morgau waicueu ma iiuraiy gui-sia, he remarked ouietly: "Why, gentleman, yon must bave boen dining with Speaker Colfax." A Bridegroom Arrested at the Altar. The following is from the Bocliestor Chroniclr, nud sets forth how a bridegroom wns arrested at tho altar, on a breach of promise: When tho twenty first New York Regi ment of Calvary was disbanded at Cherenco city, Colorado, June, 1866, ono ol the offi cers, a young gentleman of enterprising dis position, determined to remnin thero and seek his fortune. He found it or at least a comforteble competency and ban resided there ever since, enjoying the fruits of his labor, nnd adding contiuunlly to his store of this world's goods. Previous to bis enter ing the army ho had betrothed himself, to a lady, who, like himself, at that time lived in one of tho northern towns of Livingston county, but during bis absence a coolness grew up between them, apd some time since, while ho was on a visit to this part of tho country, a further disagreement arose, nnd since t lint timr they hove not corresponded. The gentleman deemed himself free to choose again, wooed nnd won a charming young lady, the daughter of a prominent citizen cf Hush, nnd a few days ago came east to fulfil nn engagement of marriage with her. Every thing went on harmoniously, and Tuesday afternoon, in the presence ot many mutual friends, they wore nniled in tho bonds of wedlock. But, instead of tuking tho next train for New York, as tbey had intended, they wero destined to mako a visit to Koch ester on an exceedingly disagreeable crrn id. Scarcely had the parson's benediction been pronounced on the happy pair, ivhen tho hum of congratulation was suddenly checked by the appearance in the room of Deputy SheriS Burlingnme, -armed with a writ for the arrest of the bridegroom, nt the suit of his discard ed sweetheart, for breach of promise. I lis consternation can well be imagined, but there was no help for him. He fouud, after a brief conversation with tho officer, that it was necessary to visit tho city immediately and bo locked up, or enter bail for his oppearanco to answer tlio complaint. It was u disagree able alternative in itself, but the worst fea ture in the case lay in the fact that he must tell his bride of the predicament in which ho was involved. Cold chills ran down his back, and struck to his heart, aud in short preineated his whole system when he thought of it There was 110 use in delay, however, nnd summoning ull the courage be could com mand, ho called the ludv aside aud honcstlv acquainted her' with the story of his first love and estragement, and what had come of I o his great relief, tdie took a decidedly philottophicul view of the subject, and prov ed herself imbued with a wifely spirit by de claring that sho would accompany him to Rochester and face tho terrors of law by his eide. Of course she received a partial re ward for her devotion on the spot; und, with out explaining the nature of their business, the couplo prepared t', emselves for -the trip, and accompanied t'2 deputy sheriff to Roch ester. Leaving tho lady nt the L'linton Ho tel, the hiirrassed husband sought out his old compuniou-iu-arms, K. Burko Collins, Ksq , formerly a captain 111 the tweniy-tirst, 01 whom he solicited aid. Always leudy to heed the voice of distress, the squire put on his hut, and after riming about a little while, secured the necessary bondsmen, with whom ho repaired to the sheriffs ofjice, and then and there the security wns given for tho pres ence of the defendant to answer the summons of the court. The plaintiff having ulleged in her complaint that her heart aud prospects in life had suffered to the amount of So, 000, the bail iviu fixed nt 3,000. The newly- inarricu ones returned to Rush by the nexf train, and ere this meets tho eyes of our readers will have started on their honey moon tour. PRESIDENT GRANT'S INAUGURAL. Opinions of the Press. te THE PHILADELPHIA JOURNALS. Tho Lhp'obr thinks it is brief, clear and dispassionate, and just what tho bulk of the people would expect such n man to say. lie takes tho oath ol olhco "with deternuun- tiou to do, to the best of his ability, all that it requires of him. It is easy to seo iu these words that Ueneruluranl had won considered tho words of the oath, thut ho fully comprehended their solemn importance, iu requiring him to "faithfully execnto the office of President," and that he is determin ed to do it. The Aoe says: The address is not bellig erent in its toue.mt in general promises uud demands equity in our dealings with foreign powers, taking it altogether, as tho utter ance of a President not elected by the con stitutioual party, but put forward by the enemies of free constitutional government, to cuublo them to tido over nil election, we think they have more reason to be discontent ed with the inaugural than we have. Tho President asks tho piayers of the nation to tYlmighty God, aud the etlorts of every citizen, for tho cemeutingof a happy Uuion of the States. No human insturmeut can bo more effectual to thut end than General Grant himself. All that be does towards it will receive fair construction nnd furtherance from us, and, we believe, Iroui the great body of tho Democratic party. The Inquirer thinks that the inaugural ad dress of President Graut will meet every ex pectation of the people who elected nun. It contains every pledge of feulty to tho principles of the Republican party which the most earnest friend of these principles can desire. It is deficient in no esseutiul partip ulur, and its suggestions are those which the good seusp und patrotism of our couutrymen will ratify. President Grant is. ii. bis ex pressions, brief nud to tho poiut. IIo is solid nud dignified, and his words will create a profouud impression. Whoever has been complaining That the sentiments of this man of mystery were unknown, will bave no furth er occasion for complaint after reading the Inaugural Message. The Post says: This address is a straight as a rapier and as poiuled. It is the unglov ed band of a soldier reached out to bis conn trymeu in frank- aud fearless case. Uulike the second address of Mr. Liucoln, it has no beauty of rhetoric, no music of words, but is almost without precedent, in its directness and cuudor. It is groat onlv in its simplicity, The sashed sud girded sphynx has spoken, and the mystery exists no more. It is no presonification of silence that we. have placed iu the Presidency, but a simple, honest, ein phutic man, who Uses speech as be uses bis sword only when it is neooesary. Grant Ipnrned in the army the vir.tue of reticence, he also learned the value of well-weighed words, uttered nt the right time and in tho right way. When he said ho would nccept nothing but unconditional surrender, he re inspircd the nation with ardor. Now, dis daining rhetoric, and seeking only for the clearest forms to express strong thoughts, he tel's tho American people as briefly as he enn all that he believes it best for them to do. We lik5 his way of talking; we like every word thnt ho has said. At lust we have a President who is altogether an Amercan of the Americans TTU? 5. Grant, who will bo, we thoroughly believe, ns good a Presi dent ns bo was great as General. The Press is of the opinion th'nt General Grant's inaugural is very much just such a paper as the American people expected of him. He talks with them precisely as the head of a firm wonld talk with bin partners concerning the business of the firm, in a plain, prncticul aud iutelligible way. Tho North American thinks President Grant could have said nothing to put bis Administration in more striking contrast with that of the late chief mngiwtrnte, who has retired amidst so much execration, thun he has said in these few terse aud pointed seuteDces. The Globe snys: President' Grant yester day delivered the nicest, briefest, most sen siblo inaugural address that yet ornaments nnd honors a place among the archit-ves of our nation. It is a document that the men of all parties can subscribe to and support without the slightest conipuncliou. THE NEW YORK JOURNALS. Tho Herald snys: President Grant in bis inaugural speuks with the directness of a soldier and tho frankness of a . honest man fresh from tho peoplel The outline which he presents of the purposes of his administra tion in his domestic nud foreign policy is thut of a practical statesman, who recognizes the march of events and the living issues of tho day. Here, then, including economy, retrench ment, aud a faithful collection of the public revenue, wo have the sailing directions of the new administration. What is tho general prospects? It is ouo of full, promise, pros perity, progress, developemeut, nnd power ut home and abroad. Aud so opens the new book of American history. Tbo World is yery querulous, ns follows: The only respect iu which this empty and 8elfcoi:fident address is of any importance, is iu tho evidence it furnishes that General Grant doe3 net intend to have any serious differences with tho Republican party. With nil its self-asserted the luaugurul is really very servile. It indorses all the favor ite measures and dogmas ot the Ropublican party, except the Tenure-of-Office act; and on that the party is kuown to be aljout equally divided. All bis independence is exhausted in tho mere empty proclamation of it; he has uot bad the real independence to differ from his party iu any particular. Aside from its tflne of ill-beseeming self-confidence, General Gruu'.'s Inaugural is u mere echo of the tritest common-places of the Republican newspnpois. We chulteugo his udmirers to poiut out a single idea which ho has contributed to tho threadbare stock from which be drew the materials of bis address. The Times speaks ns follows: The charac teristics which distinguish General Grant, and command the confidence which marks his. entrance upon tho duties of tho Executive, are conspicious iu bis inaugural address. It is brief, clear, emphatic to the purpose. It touches great wants, indicates great duties and propounds a great policy with a distinct ness that leaves nothing iu doubt, and the force of true-born earnestness. Gen. Graut had something to say, aud he bus said it 6trongly and well. The Triuune says: Tho simplicity and directuess of tho inaugural address will bo grateful. Thoso who doubt this mans state manship should analyze his brief ppeech, and see whether he has left anything unsaid. . What we hopo to receive from Gen. Grant is a splendid administration. Wo have bad so many picayune President thut it is refresh ing to find a man entering iuto the Chief Magistracy with something more thun a mere caucus and political record. He takes into his new place a brouder renown than any President since Wnshinton. We doubt it even Washington, when heeutored this ofiice, had a fume so world-embracing. Grant's Inaugural Address. Citiient of Oik Vnittd Statu : Your suffrngo having elevated, me to the office of President of the United States, I have, in conformity with the Constitution of our country, takeu the oath of ollico pro scribed therein. I have taken this oath without mental reservation, aud with a de termination to do, to tho best of my ability, ajl thut it requires of mo. The lespousibiiities ot tne position 1 icei, but accept them without four. The ofiice has come to me unsought. I commeuco its duties untrammeled. I bring to it a con scientious desire aud determination to fill it to the best of my ability, and to the satis faction of the people. On nil leadiug. ques tions agitating the public miud I will always express my views to Congress, and urge t iH?n nr.eoruimr to my luasmeni; aim wueu I think it is desirable, will exercise tho con stitutional privilege of interposing a veto to defeat measures which I oppose; but all laws will bo faithfully executed, whether they meet ray approval or not. I shall ou all suhjects liavo a policy to recommend, but none to enforce against the will of the people. Laws are to govern all alike thoso opposed to as well a thoso who favor them. 1 kuow no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious luws so effec tive as their stringent execution. The country having just emerged from I great rebellion, many questious will come be fore it for settlement in the next lonr y. a s which preceding administrations have never bad to deal with. In meeting these, it is desirable that they should be anprouched calmly, without prejudice, hate or ectioual pnuo, rememoeriug inui iu greatest, juuu to the greatest number is the object 'to bo attaiued. This requires security of person and property, and for religious and political oniuious in every part ol our common coun try, without regard to local prejudice, and all laws, to secure these ends, will receive my best efforts for enforcement, A great debt has been contracted in tecur ing to us and our posterity the Uuion. The payment of Ibis principal aud interest, os well as a return to the specie basis as soon as it can bo accomplished without material detriment to the debtor class or the country at large, must be provided for. To protect national honor every dollar 'of. Governmeut indebtedness should be puid off in gold, un less otherwise expressly stipulated iu tho con tract. Let it bo understood that no repndialor or one farthing of our public debt will be trust ed in public pluccs, uud i: will go fur towords strengthening a credit which ought to bo the best iu the world, and will ultimately enable us to repluco the debt with beAids bearing less interest than we now pay. To this would bo added a faithful collec tion or revenue, a strict accountability to the Treasury for every dollar collected, nnd tho greatest practical retrenchment in expen ditures iu every department of the Govern ment. , When wo compnre the pnyfiig capacity of the country now, with the ten States still iu poverty from the effects of war, but soon to emerge, I trust, into greater prosperity than ever before, with its paying capacity twenty five years ago, and calculate what it proba bly will bo twenty-five years hence, who can do'ubt the feasibility of paying evofj dollar we now pav for useless expenditures? Why it looks as though Providence had bestowed upon us a strong box. The pre cious metuls locked up in tho sterile moun tains or the far West, which we nro now forging tho key to unlock, will meet the very coutim;ency now upou us. Ultimately it may bo necessaiy to increase tho facilities to reach their riches, nnd it may be necessa ry ulso that the General Government should g'ive its aid to secure this access, bnt that should only be wticn a dollar or obligation to pay secures precisely the saino sort or dol lar to use now, uud uot'bcToro. Wnile the question of specie payments is iu abeyance, tho prudent business mau is careTuf about contracting debts payablo in tho distant future. The nation should fol low the 3amo rule. A prostruto commerce is to be rebuilt, end all industries encouraged. Tho young men of tho country, thoso who from their ago must be its rulers tweuty five years hence, have a peculiar iutercst iu maintuiuing tho national honor. A moment's reflection ns to what will be our commaudiug inllueuco nmons the nutious ol' the eurth in their day, if they are only true to themselves, should inspire them with national pride. All divisions, geographical, political uud religious, can joiu iu this com mon sentimeut. How tho public debt is to be paid or spe cio payment resumed, is not so important, ns that 11 plan should bo adopted and acquiesced in. A united determination to do, is worth more than divided counsels upon the method of doing. Legislation upon this subject may not be uccessary now, or oven advisable, but it will bo when tho civil law is more fully restored in all parts of tho couutry.and trade resumes its wouted chauuols. It will be my eudeavor to administer the laws iu good fuilh. to collect tho revenues assessed, and to have them projierly account ed for aud economically disbursed. I will, to tho best ol my ability, nppoiut to office those ouly who will carry out this desiugn. In regard to n foreign policy I would deal with nations as equitablo laws icquire individuals to tleal with each other, aud I would protect the law abiding citizen, wheth er of uativo or i'oriign birth, wherever his rights are jeopardized or the flag of our couu try ffoais. I would respect the rights of all nations, demanding equal respect for our own. If others depart trom this rule in tneir uennng with us, we may bo compelled to follow their precedent. i ho proper treatment 01 mo onginui oc cupants ot this land tne inuiaus is one deserving of careful study. I will favor any cour.-e toward them which teuded to their civilization, Christiuuization aud ultimate citizenship. The question ot sullrage is one wnicn is likely to agitate the public attention so long us a portiou 6f its citizens of tho uution aro excluded from its privileges in any State. It seems to me very desirable that this question should be settled now, nud 1 euter tuin the hope and express tho desire it may bo by tho rutiucatiou ot tne tiiteenin article of the umendmeut to the Constitution. Iu conclusion, I usk, patient lorboaronc?, one towuras another turouguout tno lunu, uud determined effort ou tho part of every citizen todo bis share towards cementing a happy union, and I asii the prayers of the nation to Almighty God in beuulf of this consummation. The Cabinet. Gen. Grant on Friday put an end to the guesses relative to his Cabiuet, by sending bis nominations to the Senate. According to his previous announcement, Geu Sc'noGeld remaius for the present at the bead or the War Department. The other places will be filled as follows: Secretary of State Elmo B. Wxsn- DURNK. ot 1II1U01S. Secretary o( Treasury Alexander T. Stewant, of New York. Secretary of the Interior Gen. Jacob U. Cox, of Ohio. Secretary of tno Navy Adolpiie E. Borik, or Pennsylvania. At'orney-General K Uockwood hoar, or Massachusetts. Postmaster-General John A. J. Cres well, or Maryland. Mr. Stewart, bas declined, in consequence or a luw passed at the close oT the last con tury prohibiting an "importer" serving in such capacity, and Ex-Gov. Boutwell of Mass., will receive the appointment, whicli will necessitate a further change. Judge Hoar being also from Massachusetts. Geo, Grant's Inaugural. This document is short, crisp, and deci ded. Everybody will read it aud all can un derstand it, and every lover of his country will heartily endorse it It will be found at leDgtb in another column, .; . '" - tr 1 . , .