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i'HE PULASKI CITIZEN.
XV. 21cCOItI, Editor ind Publisher.
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'ling ready, hut the delay would be
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fw wretchedly out of fix our types and
Jesses wer-, and the immense amount of
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plenieh them. We hope to be rt-guiar in
ir issues from this time forward, and we
tjnd to print on much bettor paper than
jia, just &n soon as our orders can be Glled
vt the mills. The paper id eo inferior that
it is almost impossible to make the matter
The reader is farai!;ar with our career
before tlie war. lie will remember that
we prcit'seeu to ignore pontics m ui
.... , . i i . r i
per TI16 resolution to bianu muoi irum
nartiPB nan formed deliberately and carried
. out religeoualy. Our conscience ajiproved
C the resolution when it was first formed,
And we have never eince had came to re
'ret it. We will, therefore, stand aloof
Kni parties yet.
i Our readers will also remember that in
life late unhappy differences between, the
wo sections the exacting North and oui
j'buloved South we took the Southern side
v not because we believed in all the claims
Jol extreme Southern men but because wa
ibelieved the South right and tho Xorth
i wrong because we loved the South better
j.than the North. But now, the unhappy
conflict of arras ha3 ended, and we, have all
teturned to our civil pursuits, Sectional
ism ehould be laid aside, and our prayers,
hopes, fears-and feelings become national
Jone and temper.
': -o.y rnalist whilo wo will ever de
i honor and Southern chivalry,
o will ever battle against po
riBion and eect'ional hatred to-ii-'VS.Q.uth
as regards the past four
J of blood.twe intend to adopt an old
.linn proverb as our motto: A causa persa,
role assai. "When cause is lst, there
aough of words," or, It is better not to
icuss that which is already decided. In
er words, we think "the past had better
TfT'burried with the past." There are
thing's to cherish in memory many
2rt Let us eavo the gold but burn
preserve the happy recollections
'rry the regrets cherish the loves
t tho hates.
a. destructive tornado.
f Our once lovely bat now unfortuaate
own had not recovered from tho rude
ocks of war, ere she is visited by a ter
Aile tornado, sweeping to destruction
.verything that chanced to be in its path.
:t was not enough that we should bare been
- in the track of armies for tho pa6t four
"-""""' Sara armies, the beGt of which seemed to
,fory in destruction not enough to be bo.
KfL of loved ones as well as property by
MesolatiorjB of war but on tho night of
ult. the destroying breath of God
5weep athwart us like a besum of
..iifion. We would not murmur r
"lain at the providence of God, for "He
-iweth unto us that which BCemeth beet in
IIis sight." We can only wonder why it
"a we, as a community, are so eingulaily
,couraged. The storm came upon us like
funeral knell on a joyous gala day. We
"re in the rcidst of Christmas festivities.
hildron were joyously gathered around
"i tstmas-tree at one place matrons and
vero eujoying a eocial tcte a tcic at
, while terpsichore, and masic and
i.Tned at tho third. But suddeuly
Vie visitor dashes into our midst,
.ur "fruit to ashes" and our joy to
,iand in an instant of time the fes
.vJBcene'is changed to one of sot row and
- Tho destroyer entered the town at the.
t .n..t)..ADt Ride, with increasing volume at
every stet'riadea with tho fruits of his de-
Ktruciive errand in tho country. Our friend
and fellow-citizen John Marks was the last
fjel his trealh before he entered towu.
lIy house on his place was $wep;t away,
pt one, and it was unroofed an'devere
I dam ;ed. . So T a nil negroes were hurt
t)t ' !i r.t zS-w-j jo fttcilitifc wiiiolsV
pletly wrecked, bHt fortunately no one was
Maj. B. F. Carter's dwelling house was
unroofed and the -walls badly shattered.
No one hurt.
- E. W. Rose, Eq., was tho next sufferer;
His premises seemed to us, r.e.v morning,
to be a total wreck, but we understand that
an effort will be made to save the main walls
Two negroes were killad, and one or two
others badly hurt. ' " ,'
The west end of Rev. R. Caldwell's
house wa3 torn away, and nearly all the
out houses destroyed.' Nobody hurt. .
James McLake's house was lifted from
.its foundation, turned half round, moved
ten or fifteen feet and totally unroofed.
Nobody hurt. - ,
The house occupied by Willis Bramlett
(colored), was next unroofed. Nobody
Bnt now th? picture becomes distressing.
Tho house occupied by J. B. Stacf, Esq.
and family, was utterly demolished. Miss
IIenuietta 13.ia.dsn, a nica of Mas. Sta
cy's, was burried beneath the ruins, and
her body wa3 not recovered until 9 o'clock
next day. If as. Joiixsox, the mother of
Mrs. Stact, and Mrs. Benson, a-relative of
Ma. Stact, were both fatally injured, from
the effects of which they died on the 23th.
Richland Factory was next in the path,
'The factory building- was unroofed, and
tho walls considerably daaia"ed. Two
large brick buildings belonging to the-fac-tory
and used a3 sleeping apartments by
the hands employed there, were badly
damaged. The damage to the factory is
supposed to be 20,000, but Che energetic
and enterprising owners have gone dili
gently to work, and will soon have it re
paired. On and on tho destroyer went, giving our
old friend Fha.ik Wilkinson, Esq., a slap
and a kick as n remembrancer, demolishing
several small tenements in the north-east
part of town, passing into the country with
smt high-handed recklessness witii which
he entered town. , '
Tl ere are mauy curious and interesting
incidents connected with the storm, one of
which was the miraculous escape of Mr.
Stacy's little daughter. Indeed there were
a hundred miraculous escapes, but hers is
inexplicable. She was up etairs, in the
room with her grand roaand her aunt, both
of whom were fataly ingured; but by some
strange freak of the winds, the was lifted
gently and harmlessly to the ground, and,
although the heavens were thick with fall
ing missels brought from other wrecks, she
was -found in' the yard after the storm, un
hurt. The main track of the Ptorm seemed to
be about two hundr-d yards wide; but its
wings extended eeveral hundred yards on
either , aide, damaging slightly many other
houses, fences, he, and frightening a good
School. Prof. Rodoers. Reader, does
not the . foregoing hea l to tfiis . paragraph
make you feo! almost like you did when
"this old hat was new?" Does not the
name of Col. Rodgers, in connection with
th schools of Mlaski, briDg to your im-
magination the influences and rx-. of
other ald better years ? And no'
the illusion, be complete if wo could but
call up ola "Giles College" from its ruins,
and witness day by day the youth of the
town and couutry, in merriment and glee.
Hocking to its hallowed halls to learn wis
dom from its old teachers ? Would not
memories crowd upon us then ? Its old
professors are here, bul where is the old
College buildiug ? Its monumental walls
6tand naked and bare upon college hill,
pleading to her alumni and to Heaven, more
eloquently than we could ever plead, to be
re-erected aod restoied to their former use
fulness and commanding proportions. The
old college professors have been learning
wisdom themselves fjr the past four years.
Competent as they were before the war,
they are better qualified to teach to-day
tiian they were theu. Experience is a se
vere school especially tho experience they
have had during the. war but they havo
acted as becometh good pupils, and come
back from echool wiser, better man.
Has it ever entered into tho mind cf any
body Jhat Giles Colleg should be rebuilt?
We are eadly in need of schools here. The
youth of the town and coun'ry are growing
up in ignorance for the want of schools.
True there are Sive al email schools here,,
but tho number of pupils is necessarily
limited for the want of school room. Col.
Rookks is about to open in a room of his
dwelling house, because there is no other
place for him to leach. He has the capaci
ty and the will to build up a large school
here large enough to educate the youth
of the whole country but he has not the
means necessary to erect suitable buildings.
It is important, therefore, that steps should
be taken to rebuild the college'. We hope
the Trustees will properly appreciate these
suggestions, and show their approval by
going to work at once in this important
We commenced this article, simply to
call attention to tho school notice of Ccl.
Rogers, but have branched o3" into tho
subject of schools generally in Pulaski.
The subject is one of in'.erest and we in
tend to refer to it acrain. Read the ard
alluded to, and send your children to school.
Tho radicals oMowa are circulating a pe-
titioa for , tho"
Colored Christian Aid Society. Else
whare we publish, as an item of interest to
all our readers, the constitution and by
laws of this commendable institution. Its
objects are praisworthy, and we hope to
see it succeed. Let no man throw an im
pediment in it3 way,. but let us all encour
age our "eolored brethren" in all laudable
efforts to ameliorate the condition of their
unfortunate race. Let us conjure them to
lire up to the precepts of morality and
Christianity. If they da this, we need havo
no fear of a conflict of interests between the
two races. The author of the con&tjpfution,
and, we believe, the founder of tho Chris
tian Aid Society, is T J Thornton, the teach
er of the colored 6chool here. His deport
ment in this community since he opened
school here, ha3 been unobjectionable bo
far as we can learn. He is sober, indus
trious, and educated far above the averaga
of his race. He may be made an instru
ment for good among the negroes, by proper
encouragement at tho hands of the whito
Thesa are the means by which we should
seek to harmonize the apparently conflict
ing interests cf the races. Enforce tb
laws rigidly, frown down vica and immor
ality, suppress vagrancy, but when a prom
ising germ shows itself above the surface,
foster it, encourage it, graft it and trans
plant its seeds. . : ''
GUNERAli STEHI.ING PRICB.
Letters have been received in this city
from General Price, dated at Cordova,
Mexico, on the fifteenth of November.
Governor Harris of Tennessee, tho Honor
able John Perkins, Jr., ofLouisiaca, Gen.
Shelby of Missouri, and a great many other
officers aud men of the late Confederate
army, were also at the same place; the dis
trict of Cordova having been selected by
the Imperial Commissioners a3 the seat of
the colony which those gentlemen propose
to found io Mexico- We are permitted to
quote what General Price . eays about tho
lands , which have been set apart by Maxi
milian for this colony. .
"They are about seventy miles from
Vera Cruz, and on the railroad leading
thenca to the City of Mexico. This road
is being rapidly constructed, aud is now
in operation to within fifteen miles of this
place, and will bo completed to the town of
Cordova within a few months, and to the
PCity of Mexico within two years. These
lands are three thousand feet above tlie
level f the eea, aud are as fertile as any of
tho Platte lands.
iNoto. the IJIatte pur
chase, which is the no: thweetern partlof
Missouri, comprises the tidiest lands in
that State, and perhaps in ths Union. E l.
JYWS. They ate unsarj aVsd in tlie pvo-
ductiou of corn, tobacco, coii.ee,
of every kind, and all the tropical fruits.
The hinds, which lie between this elevated
country and the coast, produce as much
and as ood cotton as the. Louisiana lands.
the best in "the world. The thei monietfr
VV i are practically as near tne markers oi
New York and New QfiralisV3"'ihejik1e
of Central Missouri aret and the cliraate'ua
never rises above ninety degrees, nor falCNLsif" number no less than fifteen. Boston
below seventy. 1 rjjr.rater is excellent, and
we can gat ice from, t mountains covered
with perpetual snowVwhich are in plain
eight, and about'thirty miles distant. ,Tha
Imperial Government1 has"purthased tho
lands from the original vproprieiors, and
sell them to us at one dollar an acre.
Our colony commences with about thirty
Confederates, all of whom aro in high
Bpirits, and expect to make fortunes raising
coffee. A gentleman who has lived here a
few years, sold his last year's coffee crop
for (816,000) sixteen thousand dollars
It was piuuuceu ou niii UsJJ cree ui
land. lie works only ten hands.- Ho'telis
me that his fruit trees can supply hie.titljje
with a different variety of fruit each day in
the year. Ilia coffee plantation, 6hsded
with every species of fruit tree laden with
fruit, and the walks bordered with piue
app'es is certainly the most beautiful farm
that 1 have ever seen."
Of course the letter from which the above
extracts have been taken, was not intended
for publication, nor do we know that its
writer will approve out coursa in giving
publicity to it; but the facts stated in it are
so interesting to a great many persons in
this country, and the writer is bo well
known, and his statement's so perfectly re
liable, that wo have prevailed upon the
gentleman to whom it was addressed : to
permit us to layjj-. foregoing extracts be-
tore onr readers. JY,iis 1 'i
A COW WANTED.
" That which was painful to suffer, it is
pleaeing to remember.' This is an old Latin
proverb, and 6ometime3 true, on the ground
that there ia 6omething soothing to a man
"in the recollections of his past misfortunes.
Then ought ice not to have pleasing memo
riea crowding in upon ua rapidly ? We
had the finest cow in town or out of town
either but we suffered her k die at the
same time we were suffering Sherman to
drive us into tha heart of Georgia. It was
painful to 6uff;r so. Eut how pleasing to
remember that 6he was not the only cow in
the world, and that Sherman drove a h?ap
o folks besides us. We want another cow !
Isn't it delightful ? We are obliged to
have another cow! Isn't it i Acasing ?
Sherman didn't catch us, nor he didn't
drive us so deep into Georgia but what we
got out 1 That is the most pleasing recol
lection of all.
Eut ia fact, wa do want to buy a cow
a good cow. Apply econ.
The winter Las seen a new fashion in
ladies' dress inaugurated in Paris. It con
sists in having the great-coats, which in
imitation of the men, aro now worn, fabri
cated partly of one color, p-.rtly of another
the v-o Jr. for examnle. balni? blacV. nrl
The Union Press, a radical paper of Lou
isville, Ky., has terminated its existence,
the patronage it received not justifying it3
G. W. Bickley, President of the Knights
of tho Golden Circle, has been released from
Fort Warren after two years and eight mos.
imprisonment. ; '
. Tho repoit is revived that Secretary Stan
ton has tendered h'n resignation to Presi
dent Johnson, cd insists uoon its accept
ance. Wo advissj Andy to let him go if ho
It is stated that orders wera issued by
tho President, several weeks since, restor
ing to their proper occupants the Episcopal
Church edifices in. Alabama, but they seem
not to havo reached military head quarters,
a3 newspapers from that quarter are still
Several leading Republicans of New York
aro urging she pardon of Ketchum the mil
lionaire swindler, upon the ground of his
respectability. He is too respectablo to
work in a penitentiary.
Henry Winter Davis, tho well known rad
ical politician of Baltimore, died on Satur
day of pneumonia. He was a man of great
The Sergeant-ajt-Arma of the Louisiana
Senate is without legs, tho Door-keeper of
the House without arms, tho Secretary of
tho Senate and Clerk of tho House aro both
oa crutche3. Despite theso misfortunes,
these gentlemen all prove very efficient, ca
pable and acceptable officers. Wewould
bo very much Surprised to sea a maimed
rebel got any position of this kind in Ten
nessee.) Tha Alabama Lagislattfto has adopted a
resolution asking tho President to withdraw
tho troops from that State. Tho memorial
set3 forth tho fact that tho freedmen of tha
State, tho great majority of whom are under
contracts for labor for tho present year, aro
encouraged in thoir idleness, violation of
contracts ond insubordination, "by tho sol
diers, especially the colored portion thereof.
Tho same resolution authorizes the Gover
nor, in tha event of the withdrawal of said
troops, to tender to tho officers of the Freed
men'a Bureau tha use of tho militia compa
nies recently organized by tho Provisional
.Governor, to enforce their orders.
In tha list of two hundred and thirty .
two members of
ie present Congress,
ro in New . England and'
fixty-nino were 1
'f-rtY-6efen in tii
bora "in New . England
the fc.. . .MVtA r,f Nfl !ir Vnrtr
:vhile tho remainar Diaces of nativity 'are"
equally divided between, the Midd o and
Western Statea of the Union, excepting one
born in Canada, oaa in Bavaria, one in
Scotland and two ia IreTaed. Oh 'the
score of professions, tho law claims a largo
majority, whilo priatars and newspaper
Tha Huntsville Advocate says, wa axe
glad' to find that cur people are alive to tha
lmportancof farming operations for the
next'yar and are getting ready to engage
in ... thoX.cullivition of cotton with. energy.
Small farmers aro meeting with most suc
cess those who work their own lands,' and
only hire help to a limited extent. This
class, who have land of their own, can make
more mony farming now than ever before
and will do s will make money rapidly
by persevering industry." Large land hold
ers find it . mora, difficult to farm now, be
' ciuse of the uncertainty of securing reliable
labor for tha whole year. They are willing
and anxious to engage tho freedmen atj
constant wages, but tney want to be assured
of having the labor all the time. The pay
13 secure tat the work be certain when
paid for, and the battle is won.
DRY: GOODS !
8. C. JIOFFITT,
X. B, COX
- --l RETAIL
' BET GOODS MERCHANTS.
MARTIN'S OLD COr.NEK,
Soutl -west Corner of tho Tublio Square,
Keep constantly on hand,
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
House Furnishing Goods,
TIN-WARE, GROCERIES, kc.
IT 5i thiir Intention to transact a General Dry
Goods and '.Jr ery Business in all of iu details,
and the public aro rc.-pectfuli y invited to call and
examine thuir stock biibro purchasing chcwl,cre.
HOW IS THE TBIE
TIME W ; VOiiUME
The New Tear!
Tho Citit-en will iwiuivel)' bo issued on Friday, j
tlie Eth inst., and regularly each week thereafter.
We invite our friends to call and got specimen cop
ies. It is th oijicial paper of Giles county coa
tailing each week, besides the commercial aud mar
ket reports, Congressional, Legislative and miscella
neous news from ail purts of the country a conciso
and reliable report of all local,- County and Stata
news.'iugother with the proceedings of Courti and -
public meetings held in the county. '. '.J; ..
In sending out a prospectus for tho Tuluski Citi
zen, we deem it useless to inflict upon tho peopla of
Giles county, who know us so well, a lengthy and
unnecessary address, detailing its 'political etatns.
You are all familiar with its career before tho war,
and are well acquainted with our ideas of govern
ment and political economy, as anuounced from
week to week before tiyvwar. Tho Qtuen will bo
the some paper that it was then, so far ns it can be
consistent with the now order of things. Of course
it will rognize tho death of slaverj, ai.d accord to
the late slaves all the rights and immunities which
their now situation entitles tham to. Believing it
to tho interest of the white race as well as the bWk
for friendly relations to exist between tho two, wa
would exhort tha former to' be generous and liberal,
and the latter to bo patient, moral, industrious and
provident to raise themselves by industry and ed
utation to a higher standard morally, socially and
intellectually. -L'. .Hs, white men of the South
prove thcraselvesTtl'.jT-ues, best friend tho negro
has, and then let tho nwgro prove himself true to
the wl ite man. "Wa would not raise the negra to
a social level wifh the white man. We believe so
cial equality a humbug and an impossibility. Nor.
would we take from them tho means of education
and reform. Let them bo educated if they can bo,
and they at onco know their truo relation to tho
otl.cr race. Wo will oppose negro suffrage, but un
der all the circumstances as they exist in Tennessee,
wo believe it beft thabe admitted to the civil
Courta to sue and beEued, plead and bo impleaded.
"Wo of course will not become tho organ of anj
party, sect or individual, but will take high, inde
pendent ground advocating that which seems to
as best for our couutry, !ashing parties and parti
zans whenever they coma in tho way. Wo wera
."Tnot a partizan beforiho war, and our friends may
-J rest assured wo are much less a partizan now. Our
j object will be to print a paper well filled with lite
rature, market and financial reports, interesting
miscellany and. news from all parts of the world
eschewing party and doing everything wo can for
the iutcrestof our town, county, State and country.
So far as President Johnson's administration has
developed hispfihey toward tho seceded States and
towards the lata rebels, wo will give him our cor
dial approval. If ho pursues to tho end tha course
indicated by hlsTecent acts and sayings, as we un
derstand them, his administration will havo been
just, generous and statesmanliko, and the people of
America will accord to him thu honor of bringing
order out of chaos, restoring civil and rcligeous lib
erty to the country, crushing out tho genna of an
archy and confusion which had well nigh ruined us,
and of restoring the government to its original pu
rity. In contradistinction to the radical party who
seek to rule his administration for baf-o party purpo
ses, tl o President has shown himself wise end good.
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