The Bellefonte Republican. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1869-1909, March 10, 1869, Image 2

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W. w. DROWN,
TCHIS ON,
Terms, $2 per in Advance,
BELLEFONTE, PA
Wednesday Morning, March 10, '69
The Inaugural Address.
We have de:foted considerable space
to the Inaugural Address of Presid't.
GRANT, and a brief history of each of
his Cabinet officers. We need hardly
tell our readers that we are not only
pleased, init .- delighted with the ad
dress. kis short, strong, plain and
emphatic. • Every sentence means
something,
.and .that mean ingcannot
be misunderstood. It sounds like
GRANT aid is . GRANT all the way
throngh: Ale says he takes the oath
without mental reservation, with the
determination to do all that is requir
ed of hint . : -He feels the responsibili
ties of the:position, but does not fear
to meet thelin: He did not seek the
office, and therefore commences its
duties untrammeled. He will exprws
his viewsnrfall 'questions, and exer
cise the veto power whenever he
thinks it 'desirable. He will, on all
subjects, have a policy to recommend,
but none . to enforce against the Will
of the people. He Will execute all lowa
whether he approves of them or not.
Remembering that the i greit . test good"
to the gmatcst number'-' is the object
to bo attained, he will enforce all" . laws
scouring the rights of persons, prop
erty and free religious and political
opinion in• every part bf our common •
country. gt . e.ffjll provide for the pay
ment of every-dollar of the National
debt so soon as it can be accomplished
without detriment to the debtor class,
or to. the country at large. No repu
diator can obtain a place in the Gov
crnmeitt under him. In our foreign
policy he recommends the golden rule,
and intimates that be best for
England :lb 'observe it faithfully. In
this he Covers the whole " Monroe
Doctrine." '
On the suffrage question he is clear,
and entertains the hope and : expresses
the desire dat it'M.ay . be settled, by
the ratification of the 15th article in
atnendmAi of.the Constitution.
He cIO . SeS by asling the patient for
bearanee of one towards another thro'--
out the land, and the prayers of the
Nation to Almighty God towards this
consummation. In this he follows the
example setikim by the immortal Lin
coln. _ _ -
We hope the .ehuielles and ehris
tian his - request. ,
They have kaitn in the. efficacy of
prayer. 'a au, therefore, join in-the
earnest prayer that we may hare peace
throughotig'taland; . that the peeial
blessing of benven:m* rest upon Gen
GRANT a911,t4c.t.5.e...iu a Wiioriti, aver
us. That : President GRANT'S Ad ruin'
istration;fiby'be; a. - success, and that
the humble - A. American citizen,native
or foreigtftorn;'blhek or white, may
have an eq*J,cilauge.iit the .race for
lire under ourlkovernment i - as he uh
doubtedly has an equal interest in the .
atoning blood of the worlds .Redepr.
Tu this end, and 'on account of its
great strewth and beauty, we copy
the following prayer for the ittigt.t l
ration occasion, written.by:Ap . v.. - GEo. -
LANSING TAYLOR, A: M - Let every
ohriiitian and loyal men,in the. whole
country read it in the spirit and with
aloe understanding also :
"Our Country's God, to thee
This day we bow the knee,
Thy gracey implore
For him, our Nation's choice,
Called by itip mighty voice,
White millions, free rejoice
From show to shore;
11.
Whe:Preedom's traitor foes
In War's dread carnage rose,
Thou, by his mortal band,
Did'st save Earth's beacon land,
Til/ now, redatmed;?.we stand,
Praising the Lord!
Thou whose almiglstmiofer :
Shielded in Peril's hour,
Shield him in piiie:e 2 ;
Bare from Ambition's spell,
Save from temptation, fell;
Pare him from earth and bell;—
Let lore increase.
;vow, rfaile he swears God's oath,
Whilo'sea and shore peal forth
Freedom's great chant,
Ilear, from Heaven's firmament,
With our glad thunder's rent,
GOD EILES4 IYUR PRESIDENT
OeD NLESS orn GRANT U
joTIN - j- i ltrupc.E, formerly a mew
e.r eqjt*iess from this Congrea.
District,. is pow Chairman of
the Execartive'Committee of the Sor—
ry Land a_gaJliimi?er Association of
Yirginia,6:lN r e hope he will "wake a
grand thing ofit- r '-' -
learii from our exchanges, just
hefore i going to press, that Mr, STEW.
Aimin consequence of the law of 1789,
rendering liimirieligible,fias resigned,
and that Thmtwell of Mass., has been
appointed• Secretary, of the Treaaury.
in his stead.
—The train..bound west on the Un
ion Pacißtailroad, which has been
so long blocked by snowin the Black
passed through to the termi
nus Saturday. The eastward bound
through ('rain reached Laramie `at
urday afternoon,
The hest thing the Democrats can
nnw rime .grant has refused to
,:r to C 3 i-,:th tilimn. is, to
find Lai: Relittitlieaa rioq.Ks
Election Fi7auds.
It is passing strange that, in all the
cases of election frands examined by
Congress, not a single case of fraudu
lent voting has been discovered on the
part of the Republican party.. The
Republicans. rely simply. upon the
strength of their principles, and the in
telligence of their adherents. The De
mocratic party, knowing that-the peos
ple had lost confidence in the organiza•
tion, determined to carry Pennsylvania,
New York and, New. Jersey by,fraud.
How nearly theysucceeeed in our State,
and the means employed-by W4r.,4.0E
& Co., last October ; are known to all.
The facts brought to light by the in- •
vestigation of the Committee of Con
gress fully demonstrate that NeW York
was carried for Seymour andlloam
by fraud, the most witted and damn:
ing. , They demonstrate fully that
GRISWOLD was fairly elected
-Governor
of that State, and that Gen. GnArvr
'had a large majority ever Seymour, of
all the legal votes east Out of the
great mass of evidence taken. by the
'Congressional Cominittee, we selectthe
following as a sample -- •
"My. real name is Williamson; don't
remember by what names I voted; I
did not register; the names I was to
vote were handed me on a slip of pa
per by some party in Nineteenth st.;
don't know his • name; twenty five or
thirty went in a party as repeaters; one
was John Smith, and another by the
name of Austin; don't know the names
of the party that led the eang; we
started from 'Wilkinson's liquor store.
and voted at half-past one o'clock at
first polling place, and at two P. ar. at
the second; 'was not chrelenged; saw
no one in the Sixteenth Ward I knew;.
':the polls were held in a feed st re be-
"tween Seventeenth and Eighteenth
streets; I read and write very well,and '
am a carpenter."
This shows how it was done. It
shows to what extremes, of wickedness
the leaders of the so-called Deniocritie
party will go, to accomplish their treas
onable purposes. It proves. that they
have not the fear of God before their
eyes—that they do not respect or obey
the laws, and that while they may es
cape the charge of having perjured
themselves, they cannot deny thatthey
held out •.to the • `.‘repeaters," and
"blind followers" of their party, in
ducements sufficient to lead them to
commit perjury, and. thus these lead
ers, -to say the least of it, stand-charg
ed before the world of. the crime of
subornation of petjury. These are s .
charges that the Watchnuni cannoe,v•
and dare not. attempt to answer.
How then, we ask, Can any honest,
upright christian.man, or true patriot,
centinue to- act with that party, .with
thesefacts constantly staring him 'full .
in the face?
Enirons
A certain man; when upon- his dy
ing bed, said - to his son, "John, get
- money; get ithonestly if 'you can; but
get money l" The Democratic leaders
acting upon the same principle, have
resolved to. get power, and failing. to.
get it honestly - , have resorted to ballot
box-stuffing, perjury, and al - the otber .
diabolical crimes of the catalogue.
Thanks*to an over-ruling proVidencic
and,the lutelligence of theTeople;they
did riot succeed, and their corrtiPtiou!
and i Wickedness have In en .expose 4
Seet'etar - y• cif the ,Treasury.
Old. and forgotten laws, ;says. the ,
Commercial,'Sre Inconvenient some
times:: The law of 1789, which makes
Mr. STEWART; -as• a shipper and- as ne: ,
trotiator of public securities, ineligible
to the position of 6.'ecretary of the
Treasury, is the latest instance. Of
*the existence of such a law, neither
President GRANT, Mf. STEtiITART...TIOT
the Senate, appear to have been aware
—a fact that is suggestive of distise.and
perhaps misuse; in the past. -lic4tiv.;
er t'zis may have been, it must be re
pealed, or the country cannot have the
services of Mr. STE ? w , ART,. for he cans
:
„net be expected to divest himself of
his vast business to accept, an office
which, at best. must impose a greater
sacrifice thansmen usually make, even
to get into the Cabinet. A bill to re-
`-peal the resurrectedlaw- having been
objected to by Mr. SUMNER, who, it is
'said, will resist, with all his power, it
may, perhaps; be considered yet doubt
: .
ful who will be the Secretary of the
Treatury, especially as there may be
Senators who will vote •to retain the
law because they do not like Mr.
SItWART. It cannot be disguised that
the proposition to repeal the law is one
of much importance. Its object ap
pears to have been - to prevent the pos
sibility of a Secretary ofthe Treasury;
interested in commercial or. financial . I
transactions relating to the revenue,
whereby the power of the position could
be used to advance personal interest.
'But it does_ not appear to be absolute
ly necessary to retain the law as it is,
to realizeits original object. We pre
sume that few men entertain the sus
picion that Mr. STEWART would, un
der any circumstance, act corruptly.—
So much of the law as imposes pains
and penalties for so doing might be al
lowed to stand ; and thus the services
of Mr. STEWART be obtained and the
essential of the .. law_ secured,
__Either
this, or the total repeal of
.the law, we
are inclined to exnect, will ke the
stilt of the Senate's action._ .....
Greeiy Endorses the Cabinet
HORACE GREELY telegraps from
'Washington city tic the Tribune, his
entire approval of the new Cabinet.
Tie says the Cabinet means business,
emphatically. Each man was chosen
by Qen. GRANT expressly to aid him
in carrying out the programme of
economy and integrity embodied in
the inaugural.
reiatinn to Mr. STEWARthe
tv.3 : "Nil% A. T. STENVS-
wnote
very flaw! would give sr-'}te
rance that our debt would be paid to
-the utmost, and as fast as one creditl
ors can - desire. Mr. STEWART has
only to apply to the collection and
disbursement of the revenue,the same
principles and methods which have
secured him such eminent success as a
.nerchant, to restore the Government
to solvency and financial prosperity.
not a politician, and he will
manage the Treasury purely as a bus
iness concern, with intent to raise the
largest possible revenue at the small
est cost, whether to the people or the
Government. Ile e:snnot fail."
Of Hon. B. B. WASIESURN 127. , , says:
" He has fought so vigorously and
successfully in Congress against cor
ruption and prodigality that he could
not be spared from a reforming Cabi
net. His health is very pour, and he
is Most reluctant to take any appoint
ment that keeps him in Washington.
On these grounds he at first resolved
- not to accept, but it is hoped that his
repugnance will be overcome, even
though he Should" not be able tu serve
through Gen. GRANT'S term."
Mr. GREEIX'S unqualified approval
of Mr. STEWART'S appointment sho'd
settle all idle rumors,set afloat in rela
tion to Mr. 'TE.WART being a " Free
Trade" man. No man can be sound
er un the - doctrine of Proteetion to
American Industry than Hon. How
ACE GREELY: and 'tliereti.we we can
safely infer that. he would not give
his sanction or approval to the -ap
pointment of any free trader to so ins
portant a position as Secretary of the
Treasury.
From' Washington.
[Correspondenee of the REPVBLICATij
WASIIINGTON. D. C.
Mar. 4th, 1869
DEAR REPUBLICA.N:
Thinking that per
haps you might have space enough in
your columns for another contributor
from the "City of Magnificent Dista
nces," I concluded to drop you a . line
this
. evening, concerning things in
general, here.
The " Glorious Fourth" of March
is nearly past, the inauguration is
over, and thousands of. the strangers
who,for the past few days,have found
a resting-place in our midst, are al
ready speeding hotnev:ard. Our timid
,ones are felicitating themselves that
no hostile hand has been raised against'
the newly inducted President, and in
flicting, Upon such listners as they can
find, a recital .of their apprehcwions
and anxieties as to the result of the fu
.I•Ure. • . .
But to all, these has been momen
tous hourr. , .. •Tliousands have this day
witnessed-such a -sigh t as, in all prcb
ability, they Will. never look :upon'
'again. • The incidents of this.day.Wili
survive, not,Ottly -as Chronicled in the
press of illOConntii, 'brit fire-
side rad itions• e .• _ poiiiitless families
sca ttered"-o-vor- the lc - neth alitMeAtli
-Of the laud._ The .spectoCle _p.resen.r.
ted 'by a Chief Magistrate of a - mighty
Tiatibp quiellY'retirimr.iftom his 'lofty
position and giving place to a sueees,
sor.'ejitisen, as were tie'and his prod&
cessors, by the people;' cannot fail to
be an intensely - interesting one to
: every reflecting mind; it iianinstance
of the transcend-lent - power possessed
•437.4e 7 pee,p7e.q1 11!.0 LTnfledStqles
-der,their• Constitution and the .laws
extacted in accmdance therenith.. •
The Inaugural of the President will,
no dotibt, meet your eye long bcforc
you receive this letter, and therefore.
my comthents upon it will he vary few :
plain, brief and to the point, 'as
all of Grant's communications are.--. 7
Noftowery passages aiming only. at
well-"turned periods ; no brilliant
flight - A of oratory causing the multi
tudes to stand with bated,hreath, but
a simple comprehensive statement of
the views of a plear.headand.a prac
tical mind on the. national situation.
While not hesitating to claim the pow
ers justly due to the Executive„he
neier once forgets the 'people whose
servants all officers of the Government
are, are more especially represented
by the National; Congress. Two pas
sages in his address will especially
commend themselves to the hearts
which are still true to the principles
for which the - loyal millions bled. The
first is that in which he gives his
views upon the questeon as to whether
the Nation shall pay its debts accord
ing to both the letter aad'spirit of its
promises, or sully its fair fame forev
er by adopting a syStein of qaasz Re
pudiation, which would prove but a
stepping -stone to the
,great "enormi
ty" itself. The other is that in which
he refers to SUFFRAGE. Fully recog
nizing the principle embodied in the
Declaration of _lndependence, that.
"all men are created free and equal,
and endowed with certain inalienable
rights," and feeling that for security
of those rights the ballot is a mighti,
er power than serried fl . es of
soldiers or humanitarian doctrines as
enunciated from Pulpit; Bench or
Desk, he plants hirnself a standard
bearer's distance in advance of the
bulk of the Republican party. Will
the party follow and sustain him ?—;-
:The - cry now is, "to the front!".
Our Deniecratic friends who have .
bens -so sedulously endeavoring to
prove that they,notwithstanding their
little escapade last summer.. and fall,
are better Grant men than
and consequenly more in sympathy
with his purposes, gave us a demon
stration to that effect in Indianapolis
to-day. The Democratic members of
both Houses of the Legislature re
signed m order toprevent a vote nn the .
Fifteenth amendment, the passage of
which President Grant has recornmen
de.cl in his Inaugural, What 4.ympa--.
thy !
Mie details of the inauguration pass
ed off very well indeed: Tho prtres,.
EMI
sion was marshalled by Maj, Gen. A.
S. Webb, :whoin. the veterans of
. the
Third Corps will readily remember as
one of the heroes of Gettysburg._ The
Genera/ is now• Lieut. Col. of the OM'
Infantry, U. S. A. His many friends
will be pleased to_ know that there is
a prospect of his speedy promotion.
Among the most noticeable organi
zations in the procession were the
"Washington Grays," "Philadelphia
Fire Zouaves.," and "Republican
vineibies" of Philadelphia, the "Al
bany Burgess Corps,'''Of Albany,
Y., the "surviving soldiers of the war
of 1812," and the "Printers' Grant
s and Colfax Club" .of the District.--
The latter organization had a press in
full blast, mounted on a wagon, and
distributed the sheets thus printed,
(containing a brief history of the Club)
among:the crowds on the.street. The
huge bear-skin Shakos of the A. -B.
C's., ataacted much attention, and
their.uniforms were very neatindeed;
but in general it was eonceetled that,
in appearance, the 'Grays" anti "Fire
Zouaves" of Phil'a., divided the first
- honors. Lancaster, Harrisburg, But
falo, New York and Baltimore were
all creditably represented. The Fire
Bepartment was out in full force, the
Good-Will Engine C0.,,0f . Phlladel
.phia, carrying off the. palm, we think.
Of the crowds of strangers I
need say nothing mare, when:l tell
you that at least-100,000 were here,in
dependent or the usual floating -popn
tion. Piekpockets.and roughs were
plenty ; 'detectives and police. were
busy, and as a consequence. the jail
and i station-houses were full.
The procession moved from the front
of the White House a little before 11-
o'clock, n. M., Gen. Grant taking' a
seat in an opnn carriage with Gen, it
Rawlins. (A. J. raking no part what
ever in the procession,) arid Passing
down Penn'a. Avenue a:id around the
South side • of . the Capitol . grounds; •
formed in the square, facing the East
front of the Capitol, about 12 M. A
few minutes hirer, in. the presence or
'the asst.inblecr multitudMi, Grant tool
the oath to "faithfully execute the (;(
free
. of President of the U... States,:" . ;:
I and to the, heat of his ability " pre
serve, proteet and defend.the
Consti
tution of the United States." He
then in a clear, though not loud voice,
read his inaugural aderess, 'and short- .
ly after the Procession returned up.
Pa, Avenue; Grant and Colfax riding
together in an opeti carriage. Alorig
the whole route every inch of ground,.
from which . an eligible view - could he
obtained was crowded. Upper Win:: :
clows and roofs were in demand'
Store -windows were filled with more,
mnrketable goods t' an they general
ly boast of, and trees were prevented
from ' 'towering heavenward" by their
:loads of living fruit ,. The'enthasiastu .
as the Presidential --carriage' ente : r;
I ed - the -While Honsc - munds 'silts le- 6
-tense. .org:anizations filed . pasts
were di. missed, and in the space of an
'our or two"order reigned in War=:
saw," The weather ; while not all
that might have been wished, was
still not sufficiently._ unpleasant to:afr
feet the crowd to any extent. . .
The Inauguration. Reception_ and
rail is in progress as I write, but of
that it was predestined that I was not - 1
to be an eye-witness... I trust, how,
ever, you may obtain an account or ,
the same from sortie More favored in-1
• I cannot saY . that some of the good`
people of Centre Ni : ei.d down . ' 4 ' to. set:
things done up right;" but 1 -
. aru
sor—
ry to say I saw none, except such sas•
temporarily reside here. -"Why was
. ,
this thus'!"
1 had intended to say somethingin_
relation to other matters' in addition
to writing about the inauguration,bet ,
lest I should weary your patienee,antl
that.of your readers, Twill - postpone ,
my — further:say" tintil another time.;
Truly Yours, . . .
KAPPA..
The New Cabinet.
The President of the United Statesi
sags the Phil a. Press of the sth -inst.,-
nominated' to the Senate yesterday af•
ternoon the folloiving constitutional
ad visers:
ELtilu B. WAsuBuRN, of- Illittois, - ,
Secretary of State.
ALEXANDER T. STEWART, Of New
York, secretary of the Treasury.
ADOLPH E. DOME, of Penbsylva
nia, Secretary of the Navy.
GEN. JACOB D. COX, of Ohio, Sec
retary of the Interior. •
HON. JOIIN 3. J. CRT;SWELL, of
Maryland, Pw.utaker ; and
EBEN itOCKW6OI) HoAlq . of
ehusetts, Attorney General.: -
GEN. SCHOFIELD' retains his •posi
tion at the Head of' the War Depart
meat.
The name on this list that will give
peculi r pleasure to the Republican
party is.the : first, that of Mr. Wash
burne, of Il!MOB. He has signal
claims upon the confidence of the
country. The earliest friend. Of Gin.
Grant in Congress, he is also the old
est member of the House. Born
Livermore; Oxford county, Blaine, on
the 23d of Septernber, 1816, he served
an apprenticeship to the printing lius
iness t he office of the ..KennebecJour
iiai at Augusta, in thai' State; stud
ied law at HarvirdliniversitY,and re=
Moved to the West ; practicing law at
Galena, Illinois, where be made the
acquaintance of the new President.
He has been A member of the House . :
in the Thirty-third, ThirtSidourt,h,
Thirty : fifth, Thirty-sixth, Thirty-sev
enth, Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth;
Fortieth, and was re-elected in
rem her to the Forty-first Con g ress,
and has, therefore, served in the Na-,
tional Legislature a longer continuous
term tbgu any other citizen, not es
cepting Charles Sumner ; of Massa
chusetts.. Always an advanced Repub
lican, heartily 'co operating with the
active men, and 'earnestly supporting
the rigorous measures of 'that party,
he will be a popular Republican mem
ber of the Administration. Especial
ly qualified by 'his':recent travels in
Europe to Administer the Depart
ment of State, we look to him not on.
ly to purify that long-perverted branch
of the Government, so far as its offi
cials abroad are concerned, but ear
nestly to second the comprehensive
foreign policy of President Grant.—
Nothing would give greater satisfac
tion to the people than his willingness
to remain in his new position.
Mr. A. T. Stewart, Secretary of the
Treasury, is well known as an enter
prising, successful, and benevolent
merchant in the city of New York.—
liereto:ore indentified pith no politi
cal organization, his summons to the
second post in the Cabinet has evi
.dently been prompted by a desire on
the part of the President to do honor
to an intere s t riot often represented
among the constitutional advisers of
the ExecutiVe. This new business, in
all its vast details, tequires extraordi
nary talent, and his experience abun
dantly qualifies him for tire new posi
tion to which be has been called.—
There is one incident in Igr. Stewart's
history which deserves to be repro
duced, a:, showing where he stood at
ihd commencement of the re
bellion, and that is his letter to a
Southern merchant who threatened
him early in the war because of his de
termination to support the Union and
save the American Republic. The
following is the letter referred to. A
man who was true at that time, and
who would write so brave and noble a
letter,nrust be true now under the gal
lant leader who has selected hint as
his financial chief; and what tidi
strike the country with the most effect.
is. the singular resemblance of Mr.
Stewart's delarations -against repudi
ation and the declarations of Genera)
Grant on the same subject in his. in
augural address. On the 29th of
April. 1861, he wrote the following
letter to Mr. J. P. Sprague, of Mein
phis: •
NEW YORK, April 29, ISM
. .
DEAR Sin:—Your letter requesting
to know whether or not I had offered
a million of dollars to the Government
for-the purposes of the war, and at the
-same , time informing me that neither
yourself nor your friends would pay
their debts to the firm as they niatur
ed, has been received, The intention
not to pay seems to be universal in the
South, aggravated by the assurance in
your case that it does.not arise from in
ability; but, whatever may be your de
tehinatiot or that of others at the
South, it shall not change my course.
All that I have of po6ition and wealth
I owe to the fi-ee institutions of the
United States, under which ; in - cent
mon with all others North And South,,
pipteetion to life. liherty.and preperty.
have been enjoyed in the.fullest- man , .
nen- The Government to which these
blessings are due, Calls on her citizens
to protect the capital of the Union. from
threatened assault, and although • the
offer to which you refer has not, in
terms, been made by me, I yet dedi
cate all that I hale, and will, if uced
ed, my life, to the service of the coun-
try to which I am bound by the strong
est ties of affection and duty. I had -
'hoped that Tennessee would be loyal to
the Constitution, but however exten
sive may be secession or repudiation,
as long as there arc any to uphold the
sovereignty of the United StateP,l shall
be:witlithem ; supporting the flag.
ALEXANDER If STEWART.
Mr. Adolph E. Boric, the new Sec
retary of the Navy, is the President of
the mangnificent loyal Union League
of Philadelphia, and one of the old-es
tablished,firm of McKean, Borie&Co.,
long associated with the East India
trade. An original Old Line . Whig,
he became a Republican in the natural
coqrse of things, and be and his buSi.-.
nessipartners have . been among the
freest voluntary contributors to the
great Union cause dining the rebellion.
Perhaps no man is more surprised than
Mr. Buie at this appointment. Chos
en,. like Mr. Stewart, from a heretofore
negleated class, we do not doubt that
he will make an excellent Cabinet min
ister.
Ex-Governor Jacob D. Cos,of Ohio,
the new Secretary of the Interior was a
Union soldier of distinction. A gen
tleman of high and irreproachable
character, a fine lawyer, his experience
as Governor of his State will well quali
fi, him for his duties. •
Hon. John A: J. Cresswell, of Mary
land, the. new Postmaster General, will
be recolleoted with pleasure as a .11e
presentative in Congress from the Elk
ton, Maryland, distria, in the XXX
VIIIth. Congress, and as:United States
Senator, from the same State, fir the
unexpired term of ex.-Governor Hicks.
His eulogy on his friend and colleague,
Hon. Henry Winter Davis, on the
2.2nd of _February; 1866, in the House
of Representatives, was a masterly pre
sentation of llepUblicao doctrine; and
duties, and this, together with his ad-:
dress as chai'man of the Philadelphia
Southern Loyalist Convention, in Sep
tember of the same year, reproduced
as the final indictment of the SOuth
against Andrew Johnson during the
impeaChinent trial,
.are among the
promises of radical administration of
the Post Office Department a depart
ment which needs an active and earn
est politician- to .effect a thorough and
lasting reform of the many abuses
which have grown up under the recent
corrupt Administration,
Hon. E. Rockwood Hoar, the-At
torney General.; native .of.nissa
elmsetts, and is in the 521 year of his
age, He is a son of-the late Hon. Sam
nel Hoar, who was - driven from
.Charleston by the ykolence of a mob,
some twenty years ago, where he was
sent-as a special connOissloner of the
State -of Massachusetts to test the con
stitutionality of their:black laws. He
is an able lawyer, and has for the past
fifteen years been connected with the
Common Pleas and Supreme Court, H
on the bench of the latter of which he
is the oldest Associate Judge. Mr.
Hoar is a brother of the new member
of Congress from the Worcester, Mass.,
district, Hon. Geo. F. Hoar, and re
sides in Concord in that State, Where
the first blood of the Revolution was
shed. He was an original member of
the Freesoil party and a sound Repub
lican, ale;ough he has not recently
taken:an active part in politics.
The Senate of the United States
unanimously confirmed these several
nominations, together with those of
Columbus Delano,of Ohio,as Commis
sioner of the Internal Revenue; Gen
eral William T. Sherman, as General
in-Chief of the Army, and General
Philip Sheridan, a., Lieutenant Gener
al.
Of Mr. Delano's high capacities for
the. new and delicate duties to which he
has been invited, we spoke in a pre
vious article, and of the great soldiers
who have been promoted by their il
lustrious leader it is unnecessary to
speak. Their great deeds are their best
eulogy.
Considering these several appoint
ments, the country will not fail to re
cur. to the emphatic and significant tit- .
teran , . , .es of President Grant in his in
augural address. They constitute the
granite foundation upon which he
stands. In calling to his side the re
presentative men of different sections,
and different interests, be has certainly
been true to himself, and has, perhaps,
done better than if he had imitated his
predecessors, and taken his constitn ,
dorm]; advisers from the profession
Inaugural Address
OP
PresidePt Grant.
MARCH 4, 1869.
Citizens of the United States:
Your suffrage having elevated me
to the office .of President of the 'Unit
ed States, I have, in conformity with
the Constitution of our country, taken
the oath of office presented therein.
I have taken this oath without mental
reservation. and with the determina
tion to do, to the best of my ability,all
that is required of me. The resporr .
sibilities of the position I feel, but I
accept them without fear. The office
has come to me unsought. I com
mence its duties untrammeled. I bring
to it a conscientious desire and deter=
mination to fill it to the best of my
ability to the satisfitction of the people.
On all leading questions agitating . the
. public mind. I will always express my
views to Congress and urge them ac
cording to my-judgment; and, when I
- think it desirable,- will exercise. the
Constitutional:privilege of interposing
a veto to:Aleffiat measures which I op
pose; but all laws will be faithfully ex
ecuted • whether they meet my approv-.
al or not. I shall, (Mall subjects,- have
a policy to recommend, none to enferce
against the will of the people. Laws
are to govern all alike—those opposed
to as well as those who favor them. I
know no method to secure the repeal
of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as
their stringent execution.
The country having just emerged
from a great rebellion, many questions
will come befofe it for settlement in the
next four years, which preceding ad
'ministrations have never had to deal
with. In meeting these, it is desira
ble that they should be approached
calmly, without prejudice, hate, or sec
tional pride. Itemembering, that the
greatest good to the greatest number
is the object to be
. attained, this re
quires security of person, property and
free religious and politiCal opinion in
every part of our common country,
without regard to local prejudice.—
Laws to secure . these will receive my
best efforts for their enforcement.
A great debt has been contracted in
securing us, and our posterity, the Un
ion. The payment of this, principal
and interest, as well as the return to a.
specie basis, as soon as it can be ac:
complished without material detriment
to the debtor class, or to the cOuntq
at large, must be provided for. To pro
tect the national honor, every dollar of
government indebtedness should be
paid in gold, unless otherwise express
ly stipulated in the contract. Let it be
-understood that no repudiator of on;
farthing of our public debt will be t ,
crated in public place, and it will go
tin. towards strengthening a credit
which ought to be the best in theworld,
and will ultimately. .enable us to replace
the debt with bonds bearing . less in
terest than we now pay. To this should
be added a full and faithful collection
of revenue, a strict accountability, to
the Treasury of every dollar collected,
and the greatest practicable retrench
ment in expenditure in every depart
ment of the Government. When we
compare the paying capacity of the
country now, with ten States still in
poverty . from effects of. war, but soon
to emerge, I trust to greater prosperi
ty than ever before, with the paying
capacity of twenty-five years ago, and
calculate what it probably Will he
twenty-five years hence, who can doubt
-the feasibility of paying every dollar.
then with more ease than we now pay
for useless luxuries. _ Why, it looks as
though Providence had bestowed u :)on
us a strong box—the precious metals
locked up in the sterile mountains of
the fir West, which we are now forg
ing the key to unlock to meet the very
contingency that is now upon us. Ul
timately it maybe necessary to increase
the facilities to reach these riches, and
it may be necessary also that the gen
eral Government should give its; aid
secure this access; but that should only:
be : when a dollar of obligation to pay
seCures , precisely the same sort of dol•
larto use now, and not before. Whilst
the question of specie payments is in
'abeyance, the prudent business man is
careful about, contracting debts payable
in the distantfuture. The nation should
follow the same rule. A prostrate com
merce is to be rebuilt and all the in
dustries encouraged. The young men
of the country, those who . from their
age must be its rulers twenty-five years
hence, have a peculiar interest in
maintaining the national honor. A
moment's reflection as to what will be
our commanding influence among the
nations of the earth in their day, if
they are only true to themselves, should
inspire them with national pride. •All
divisions, geographical, political and
religious, can join in this common sen
timent.
How the public debt is to be paid,or
specie payments resumed, is not so im
portant as that a plan should be adopt
ed and acquiesced in. A united deter
urination to do is worth more than di
vided councils upon the method of do
mg. Legislation upon this subject may
not be necessary now, or even advisa
ble, but it will be when the civil law is
more fully restored in all parts of the
country, and trade resumes its wonted
channels.
It will be my endeavor to execute all
Iti`ws in good faith, to collect all reve
nues assessed, and to have them pro
perly accounted for, and economically
disbursed. I will, to the best of my
ability, appoint to office those only who
will carry out this design.
: In regard to our foreign policy. I
would deal with all nations as equita
bly as the law requires individuals
to deal with each other, and" I would
prbtect the law-abiding eitizen, , Aether
of native or of foreign birth, wherever
his rights are jeopardized or the flag of
our country floats. I would respect the
rightS of all nations, demanding equal
reveet for our own. If others depart
from this rule in their dealings with
us, we may be compelled to follow their
precedent. .
The proper treatment of the origi
nal occupants of this land, the Indian,
is one deserving careful study. I will
favor any course towards them 'which
tends to their civilization. Christianiza
tion and ultimate citizenship.
The question of suffrage is one which
is likely to agitate the public so long as
a portion of the citizens of the nation
are excluded from it:, privileges in any
State. It: seen_s to me very desirable
that this question should be settled
now. I entertain the hope, and ex
press the desire, that it may be, by the
ratificati , n of the 15th article in the
amendment of the Constitution.
In conclusion, I ask patient farbezr
ance, one towards another, throughout
the land, and a determined effort on
the part of every citizen to do his share
towards cementing a happy Union,and
I ask the prayers of. the nation to Al
mighty God towards this consumma •
tion.
Editorial and Other Items.
—The small-pox is disappearing
"frOin - Cincinnati.
—The Lindell Hotel is to be rl. , built
in St. Louis, at a cost of $900,003.
—The Legislature of Oregon ad"
journed Friday till September 20th.
• —The Wisconsin Senate concurred
in ratifying the constitutional amend
ment.
—A fire at Austin, Minnesota, on
'Wednesday, destroyed property worth
$30,000.
—There were eight fires in Chicago
on Friday, the losses footing up fa ly
$300,000.
—A destructive fire occurred at Al
legan, Michigan, Friday night. Loss
$70,000; no insurance.
—J. W. Todd and wife were found
murdered near Lebanon, Ind., on the
6th inst. No clue to the perpetrators.
—The Manufacturers' Board of
Trade of Cincinnati organized Satur
day. Miles Greenwood is President.
—Detachments of militia bave beer
sent to Jackson and Overton counties,
Tenn., where martial law has been de
clared.
—The North 'Pacific Steamship
Company was organized at San Fran
cisco on Friday, with a capital of $5,-
(0,000.
'—Guyernor Hoffman ha resigned
the Gland ;..adtetnritii, of 'caw 11/ any.
and einninodere Tweed e)ecte.l ilia
t-tleCen:no
—The fifteenth article of the eons
titutluittil a Welk! went was.ral ified by
the i\liehiguu Legi.slature Saturday
the 6th hist.
—The Ku-Klux bill passed the Ar
kansas Senate on Thursday. and go: s
to the tTovernor. It will undoubtedly
become a law..
—The Louisiana Legislature ad
journed sine die. Thursday evening,
alter passing a resolution indorsing
Grant's inaugural.
- —The Sullivan County Democrat
says that the continuous discovery of
coal has caused the price of land to go
up in that county.
—Joseph Little, of the Arkasas
militia,was executed at-illation on Fri
day Tor the mrrder ofjohn Davis, a
citizen of-Mound City.
—The Hackensack Railroad of New
Jersey was on Saturday transferred to
the Etie 'Ruud, and is to be extended
to the end of the Erie Road.
—John McDevitt, of Chicago, Pro—
poses to challence the Winner' of the
champion cue at the for thc , l. i tag' bil—
liard tournament in New York.
—lt is stated several boxes of guineas
of the coinage ofGeorge the Third
have been recovered from the cores
of the nritish frigate Hussar, sunk in
East river in 1784.
—Th e iloston Journal learns that
among the last acts of Preaident John—
son was to pardon James D. Martin:
the delimiting cashier of the National
Hide and Leather Bank.
—The Georgia Legislature on Satur
day tabled a resolution for the ratifica
tion of the Fifteenth amendment. A
resolution to adjourn sine die on the
12th passed both
.houses.
--The jury in the ease of James
Grant, charged with the murder of
Rives Pollard, at Richmond, Virginia,
brougl. t in a verdict of not guilty, and
the prisoner was discharged.
—All the 'buildings on the south
side of Market, between Canal and
High streets, Akron, Ohio, were de •
stroyed by fire on the Oth inst. Loss
about $100,000; insurance light.
—J. H. Carraway, who has charge
of the lands on President's island,
near Memphis, was shot by a party
of negroes whose house he had bur—
ned in order to get them off the land.
—Rev. Dr. Charles Gillette, of
Brooklyn, New York, agent of the
Amerman Board of Missions - of the
estant Episcopal Church, fell
dead Saturday morning in Baltimore.
—A bill appropriating 6 0 0,004,acres
of internal improvement land to the
payment of the old Minnesota State
Railroad bonds was passed by the
Legislature of that State on the 6th
inst.
—Ernest Shirenberg, editor of a
German paper in Jefferson City, Mo.,
and enrolling clerk in the lower house
of the Missouri Legi.slature, was - killed
Thursday night at Hermen, on the
Pacific Railway.
—An organization under the name
of the "Excelsior Colony of Nebras
ka," now about arty strong, intend to
s,art from New York with their fam
ilies ill April, to settle on Govern
went lands in the soutlwrn part of
that State.
Wendell Phillips, in a lecture at
Jersey City, Sat urday evening, com
mented on Grant's inaugural lather
faVorably. tie urged a vigorous and
if neeeNsary a sanguinary policy to
wards the South. as the only means to
t-ccure lasting yeace.
—Geo. B. Davis, one of the parties
awaiting trial on a charge of perjury
against Collector Bailey,of New York.
was released from arrest by order of
Attorney General .Evarts, on the
ground that he was induced to come
from Canada as a witness under the
pretence of .protection, and then
thrown intojail.
—The steamship Pantheon, from
New Orleans for Liverpool, with 16,-
000 bushels of bulk wheat arid 600
bales ofcotton, sunk on Friday night
just outside•ort he bar at South West
Pass, in consequence .of a collision
with the - towboat Heroine. The Pun
thton had been stuck on the bar for
the last three days, and had just got
clear when the accident occurred.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS
NAT J. KEALSI-1, Attorney•at
-1 . Law, Bellefonte, Pa., will attend
faithfully 'to all busin.ss entrusted to his
care. Deeds, Bends, &e, executed in the
heat style. rearlo'69 :tut. '
T. F. HOLAHAN, Physician and
Surpzeon, having removed from Empori
um, Cameron County, has located in Miles_
bum, Centre county, Pa.. where - he will
faithfully attend to all business entrusted to
him in his Profession..office in his residence
On Main St., where he can always he seen
unless professionally engaged. In his ab
sence from bort e, orders may be left at the
store of Thos. mar to'69-Jy.
XECLITOIt'S NOTICE.
Letters Testarnenta
tary on the Estate of Hugh Tonner, late of
Potter T,wnship, de'cti., haring been grant
od to the undersigned by the Ilegieter of
Wills, of Centre county, all persons knowing
themselves indebted to said Estate are here
by notilied to come forward and settle their
accounts, and thoso_havin claims against
said Estate are requested 1, present the
same duly authenticated for st tlement.
IL P. CADWALLADER,
marl 0"89.1it.
110ARTNERSIIIP NOTICE,—
Isaac Lose k
George A. Lose have formed a parinership,
trading as Isaac Lose A Son. in the business
of keeping a Livery and Exchange Stable in
Bellefonte , located at '',he Burnside stable,
on the alley in rear of the Shoe Shop of Jim
Powers. The stable of Geo•ge A. Lose
Co., in rear of the Brockerhoff House is
abandoned, and the firm of Geo. A. Lose- it
Co.. is dissolved. ISAAC LOSE.
ma.r.lo - 69 3t GEO. A. LOSS.
The firm of George A. Lore 4, Co., was
‘ll.solved by mutest conQent February Ist,
IE6O The books 01 the firm ore in the hands
of George A. Late fur sEttlement.
GEO LOE.
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