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THE PULASKI CITIZEN.
4 L, AV. McCOIlD, Editor md Publisher.
til in the right the Printing Press nhouldbe.
0T j -i he tyrant's foe, the champion of the free;
, 1'a.ithJ'ul and constant to iu sacred trust
Calm m ita utterance, in its ludgrnents just;
. Wisfl m its teaching; incorrupt and strong
To speed the right and to denounce tbo wrong.
FRIDAY MORNING, f13'Y. 23, I860.
To our Agricultural Readers.
As wo intend to mate the Citizen an in-
f kvn-gmi, IVIiauJO aklKA U9C1U1. U1CUIUIU Ul
, agricultural information, we respectfully
t jicit from farmers, gardners, Loittcultu-
r jists, &.c,, surh contributions to our paper
-ihey think will prove of interest and of
c jti lo Ilia f.IASS flpsirrnafpfl hv.IWr .lottor-
son, as "God's chosen people on earth."
Those who have had loDg experience, and
Lave acquired a raluable stock of practical
fcnowhidgo upon agricultural subjects, are
peculiarly well qualified to impart informa
tion to others. We beg the favor at their
bands, that they will become regular con
tributors to our columns. Let nc one hesi
tate to do this because he may fancy that he
is unable to clothe bis thoughts in elegant
language; let him write as he thinks; write
as he would' if addressing a familiar friend;
tell what he knows, what improvements he
Las discovered, what method he has found
to be the most .efficacious in raising grain,
grass, fruit, or the management of 6tock, fec.
The wife and daughters should be encour
aged to contribute their share of useful in
formation, for the benefit of the public gen
erally, especially in matters appertaining to
the dairy and the kitchen. ,
The farmers may rest assured that we
shall spare no exertions to make our paper
useful and attractive a welcome and prof
itable visitor to their family firesides.
We solicit regular contributions, short,
pointed paragraphs, narrating incidents that
occur each week, in different portions of
the county. Let some friend at Elkton or
Bethany, Bunker Hill, Bradshaw or Mill
ville, Corner8ville or the Brick Church,
Lynnville, Campbellsville, Bodenhamer's
Sugar crsek, Bethel Prospect any or all
of them keep, us posUd each week with
regard to matters, agricultural, political or
otherwise, in thess localities.
"5 ". The Veto Message.
We regret 'that our limited space will not
justify us in publishing in this paper Presi
dent Johnson's Message vetoing the Freed
men'a Bureau bill. It is a document wor
thy the head and heart of an American
patriot and statesman. 'If there are any
-who have heretofore doubted that the Presi
dent would stand firmly'to the Constitution,
and boldly confront the Radical mejority of
Congress, in tneir aiiempis to override an
constitutional boundaries, let their doubts
be discarded at once. He has proven him
self a worthy successor to the immortal old
Hickory, and a worthy son of the great
State of Tennessee.
The Veto and the New York Press.
The World says: "President Johnson
Las richly sustained his character for steadi
of purpose and political courage, by
" H sent to the Senate yesterday of
nlirmimflnf rT flirt Tr vc ra
of tllU X' i,
" u.' "
; The Trilune b- .
this, and wa think LV ;.S2L'
this course more deeply; for this veto will
be understood by all that is brutal and ruf
fianly at the South as giving license to
every , abuse and: oppression of the blacks
that white malignity and rancorous hate
-i. The Times says': "The veto implies no
essential difference of opinion between the
Executive and the majority in Congress.
It will, therefore, be for Congress and the
country to weigh carefully the objections
offered, at least to respect, if they cannot
assent to the reasons on which the Execu
tive veto is based."
The Herald says: "The Freedmen's Bu
reau has at the hands of President Johnson
met with the fate which it deserved. His
general arguments and his specifications
against the bill are consistent, convincing
General Lee Before the Reconstruction
'". " Committee.
' A dispatch from Washington of ihe 17th
inst., 6ays; General Robert E. Lee ap-
peared this pfternoon before the Joint Com
mittee of Fifteen on Reconstruction, though
his evidence was given to the sub-committee
composed of Messrs. Washburn of Illi
nois, Conklin of New York, and Blow of
' Missouri, who have the State of Virginia
. Ociv entering the ' room where the full
committee were in session, but three mem
bers, out of a dozen present, spoke to the
' witness, who seemed to notice the fact.
He was soon taken before the sub-committee,
where his examination proceeded at
considerable length, though it did not elicit
- any prominent statement beyond what
might have been anticipated from the well
r known position of the witness. He was
quite reserved, and did not volunteer any
remark beyond the proper answer to the
question put to him. lie 6aid that so far
as he bad opportunities of learning, the
jpeopla of Virginia had accepted the result
, of the war in good faith, and were anxious
for a restored amity in the Union. When
pressed by a question, he is said to have
intimated that the feeling for tlie Union was
much stronger, just after the close of the
war, than now, for thera appeared to him
to be some impatience among the people,
that men who had not been identified with
the war in the South, should be prevented
from representing their States in Congress.
He declared that there was a disposition to
treat the freedraen well for their own in
terest as for that of the white people. He
expressed a decided hope that the Govern
ment might endure for all time, and regard
ed the course of President Johnson and
General Grant toward the .outh as liberal
and humane. It was plain to the commit
tee that General Lee found himself in a very
unpleasant position and he did not com
municate very freely.
A crowd awaited his .appearance from
the committee-room, and followed him from
the capitol down Pennsylvania avenue to
)iis hotel. A large number of people have
called on him, but he avoid, as far as pos
sible, society. General Lee i3 apparently
in excellent health. His hair and beard
are considerably more frosty than when he
was last in the city. He wore a semi-military
cloak, which looks as though it had
accompanied him in some of his late cam
paigns. The remainder of his dress was of
a purely civil character, well-fitting and
tasteful. He visits his daughter, Mrs.
Mildridhu, in Georgetown, this evening,
and will return to Virginia on the Rich
mond train to-aiorrow forenoon.
The Banner of Saturday, says: "The
proceedings in the lower branch of our
General Assembly yesterday afternoon were
marked by an occurrence which disturbed,
in a rathei disgraceful manner, the parlia
mentary dignity of the House, and for a
time threatened to lead to consequences of
a most serious nature. We give the details
of this unfortunate affair as we have them
from witnesses of unimpeachable veracity.
The consideration of Mr. Mullins' new
franchise bill which came up on Thursday
was, by the conseut of both parties in the
House postponed until yesterday, with the
distinct understanding that the bill should
at that, time be open to full discussion and
amendment. Regardless of this solemn
pledge and agreement, the Radicals who
were friends of the measure, and were
largely in the majority, demanded the pre
vious question yesterday, on the passage of
the bill on its third and last reading.
The Conservatives at once perceived with
what character of men they had to deal, and
naturally resorted to the tactics for which
their antagonists had so shamefully aban
doned all pretense of honesty and fair play.
When the roll was called, on the final
passage of the bill, several of the Conserva
tives refused to answer to their names.
With these omissions, the summing up of
the vote failed to denote a quorum. Ihe
Radicals. demanded that the members who
refused to vote should be compelled to do
so, and, that the Speaker should exert hi3
authority for that purpose.
The Speaker remarked that the remedy
lay not in his power, and that he could not
compel a member to answer to his name.
After a sharp debate on this point, .Mr
Mullens took the floor in a very excited
manner, and in a loud voice charged that
there was not only a preconcerted arrange
ment amonnr members (meaning the Lon
servatives) to postpone action on the bill,
but that the Speaker himself was cognizant
of the fact. The Speaker instantly replied
that Mr. Mullins was a 'd n liar and
rascal,' or words to that effect, at the same
time hurlinsr his gavel with great velocity
and precision at the head of the offending
The two gentlemen at once commenced
hostile demonstrations: Mr. Heiskell apring-
inr; down from the Speaker s chair, and
Mr.M. advaucing from His desk. Mutual
:".-', however, interfered, and thu3 ter-
. ;."for tlwr"-?sent, an episode which
" " 'vnvpja enviable
The Union and Anier.',T,o("Tiesday
says: "This body is still at a dead lock.
There being no law to compell the attend
ance of absent members, the present status
is likely to be preserved for awhile. The
State Constitution (Art. 2, eec. 11) defin
ing the powers of the Senate and House of
"Two-thirds of each House shall consti
tute a quorum to do business; but a small
er number may adjourn from day to day,
and may be authorized by law to compel
the attendance of absent members."
The Legislature never having passed any
law authorizing either House, when below
a quorum, lo compel the attendance of ab
sent members, the Speaker and the House
Since the foregoing was in type the fol
lowing compulsory process has been issued
hy the Speaker.
We understand that Messrs. Garrett, of
Overton, Thomas of Coffee, Willis of Haw
kins, and one or two others, whose names
we did not learn, have tendered their resig
nations. In the present condition of the
country it would be wise and patriotic if
the Legislature would adjourn sine die and
refer all these matters back to the people
who elected them. The country wants
peace. It will not be secured, we are sure,
through this Legislature.
The following is the order referred to:
IIorSE OF KEPKtSENTATIVtS, I
Speaker's Desk, J; cb. 19, lboo.)
To the Principal Doorkeeper (or his Assist
ant), ef the House of Representatives of
the State of Tennessee:
You, or either of you, are hereby com
manded to bring, or cause to be brought to
the bar of this House, such of the following
named absentees as you can find:
N. Brandon, of Stewart; Asa Faulkner,
of Warren; J. R. Hood, of Hamilton: A.D.
Micks, of Dickson; C. N. Ordway, of Giles;
W. P. Scales, of Dver; Wm. Simmons, of
Franklin; A. A. Ste'ele, of Marshal; V. W.
Willis, of Hawkins; .A. R. Wynne, of Sum
ner; and Samuel P. Walker, of Shelby.
Given under my hand and seal, the day
I and year aforesaid. Wm. Heiskell,
Speaker ot tne it. 01 r..
The Dispatch of the 21st 6ays a message
was received in the Senate, on the 20th,
from the Governor appointing directors to
wind up the Bank of Tennessee and Branch
es. Mr. Hall's resolution providing for
the adjournment of the Legislature on the
first Monday in Maroh was withdtawn.
Matters in the House, we are pleased to
etste, are beginning to assume a more
peaceful aspect. The absentees were all.
on hand yesterday; some of them, to be
sure, being: brought there under arrest.
Under the calm and judicious management
of Messrs. Poston and Freeman, a concilia
tion was almost, if not quite, brought about,
and towards evening a very pleasant feeling
pervaded the House. Mr. Poston made a
sensihle and well-timed speech, clearly de
monstrating that the. majority in the Hall
were clearly, to blame in the first place in
forcing the previous question on the fran
chise bill, when no arrangement could have
been more explicit than that there was to
be ample time and provision for discussion,
and the proposal of amendments. Mr.
Wines very sensibly moved to reconsider
the vote on the adoption of ths previous
question, but previous to any action being
had, the House adjourned. Mr. Speaker
Heiskejl used his best efforts during the day
to produce harmony and good feeling among
the members. To this end he announced
that the delinquents were fully acquitted,
and would resume their legitimate relations
on the floor of the House. In regard to the
three members who have tendered their
resignation, we are not apprized whether or
not they will recall them. It is probable
that they will. The indications are that
he House will be fully organized to-day,
and the tranchise bill be again brought be
fore the body for that discussion which its
vast importance demands.
Veto of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill by
Nkw York, Feb. 19. A special dispatch
to the Philadelphia Bulletin from Wash
ington, says the President's veto message
of the Freedmen's bill, has just been re
ceived. It is very eloborate covering up
wards of thirty pages of foolscap. He is
opposed to the bill in every shape and form
He claims many of the features to be un
constitutional, and says that no such legis
lation for South ought to be adopted while
the Southern Stales are unrepresented.
He thinks there is too much appointing
power in the bill confided to the President.
He enters into a full discussion of his res
toration policy, and thinks the Southern
Representatives ought to be admitted.
A dispatch from Washington, dated 20th
inst., says the Senate failed to repass the
Freedmen's Bureau Bill over the veto, by
the required two-thirds vote. The vote
was 30 against 18.
To Department Commanders.
You will please send to these headquar
ters as soon as practicable, and from time
to time hereafter, such copies of newspapers
published in your department as contain
sentiments of disloyalty and hostility to the
Government in any of its.bronches, and
state whether such paper i3 habitual in its
utterance of such sentiments. The persist
ent publication of articles calculated to
keep up a bad state of feeling between the
people of the different sections of the coun
try cannot be tolerated, and this informa
tion is called for with a view to their sup
pression, which will be done from these
headquarters only. "
By com'd. of Lieut. Gen. Grant.
T. S. Bowers, A. A. G.
Hon. Jefferson Davis.
Te editor of the Louisville Journal,
who has lately returned from Washington,
indites the following signifiJparagraph.
We have no doubt of its correctness. " The
"No matter, dear reader, what you see
in the papers, Jeff. Davis won't have a
military trial, and he won't be convicted.
And if he were convicted, he .would be
pardoned. Though n.ard-plavert .we
'speak by the card, a ,
.-..uot's 3h-- C
afnnirpaid for white females in Con
stantinopla varies according to their attrac
tions, from 8200 to 2,000. The lady
who became the bride of Sultan Abdul
Mejid, at the close of the Roman za, in May,
1858, cost 65,000 piastres (82,500). She
was purchased and presented to his sov
ereign by his mother, the Sultana Validt,
who in her youth was a beautiful slave.
The Sultan at his death in 1861, left up
wards of 200 widows; his whole household,
black and white, of both sexes, numbering
NEW ADVERTLSEM' NTS
ON "Wednesday night, 21st inst, two mules were
stolen from my stable, one mile South of Pulaski
on the Lamb's Ferry road. One of said mules is a
very black horse mule, about 3 years old, and about
14) hands high; the otber a brown mare mule, four
years old, and aboutl4V hands high. A liberal re
ward will be given for their apprehension and deliv
ery to mo, or hhir safe deposit at some point where
I can reach them.
feb'y 23-1 1 V. M. BEASLY.
BAPTIST CHURCH PROPERTY
ON the first Monday (5th day,) in March,
at 11 o'clock, in pursuance of an order from the
Church, I will expose for sale o the highest bidder,
at the court house door in Pulaski, the brick church
located in the southern part of said town, known as
THE OLD BAPTIST CHUECH.
The lot fronts S2 feet on 1st Main, and runs back
155 faet to second main, and may be made to front
on either street. Terms One half cash, and the
balance on a credit till the 2oth day of December
next, withnoto and security, and a lien retained un
til the money is all paid.
Feb 23-2f JOHN C. PULLEN, CUrh
OfSce ia Court-house next to Post Office,
WILL PRACTICE LAW
in Chancery and Circuit courts of Giles. lie will
Attend to the Collection of Claims
againrt the U. S. for Bounty, Tension, Back Pay,
or claims for property and charge mthing in tuch
case until ihe money is cllecttd. eb 16-6m
Watch Maker & Jeweller,
ALL kinds of Kapairing in Watches or Jewelry
ione promptly, and satisfaction warranted.
L--p at Ms.cn a Esell's Store. ffb l--tf
"Never Give Up."
There is a disposition on the part of many
people South to give up. The future of our
beloved country looks dark to them. They
sea no rainbow of promise. . Some are emi
grating to other countries, while others are
living in gloomy despondency, with no
means to emigrate, and no heart to enter
vigorously into the pursuits of life. Wake
up country-men; "there is life in the old
land yet," and a work -br you to do.
Who are our richest men? our distin
guished man? our best men? Those who
have been cast down but not destroyed
who when the breeze of adversity swept
away their props, sought new standards.
A glorious sentence and worthy to be in
spired "never give upl" Men are not
made they make themselves. A steady
perseverance a determination never to
sink, though millstones were hanged about
your necks is the true doctrine. It is
this that has made the wilderness to blos
som, that has given wings to the ocean, fill
ed valleys, leveled mountains, and built up
great cities. It is this that will foil our
enemies, redeem our country, and make
you happy. Who then is a fool, and yields
simpering before the blast? Who is a suck
ling, and cowers before a cloud? Shame on
you. Yon are big enough to possess an
iron heart. Up, and let this be the day of
your redempton. Resolve to be a drone no
longer even if you are obliged to stand
with a red hot iron on your brow, or fetters
on your limbs and a seal on your tongue
"never give vp."
Rich Bale of Cotton.
This interesting story ia told by a North
ern paper: "Many cotton bales arriving in
New York have to be overhauled, dirt and
stained cotton thrown out, and then rebaled.
The other day two laborers in discharge of
this duty found in one of the bales 27,-
000 in gold. One of them proposed to di
vide and keep mum, but the other,aid he
would report to the 'boss. The purchaser
of the cotton claimed the gold, and the
seller claimed it because the cotton was not
delivered, and for other reasons, and proba
bly the court will decide to whom this
rich mine belongs. The purchaser gave
the two laborers $400 each, in green
It does not seem to have occurred to
either the seller or the purchaser, that the
money belonged to some one else; they
certainly have no right to it. A Southern
man or woman concealed it in that manner
to keep it from falling into the hands of a
raiding party, the noise of whose coming
The constitutionality of the test oath is to
be argued in the Supreme Court 2d pros.
T Y virtue of five executions ia inv hands in favor
JJ of II C Bullock, Trustee c., against Zachariah
Parker, jr.. and Jacob K MilJcn. I will on Satnrdav
the 2-ith day ol March next, sell to the highest bid
der, for eash, at the court honsodoorin Piuaski, the
undivided interest in, which is the half of. a certain
tract of land in Giles county, district No on the
head waters of Little Dry creek, and bounded by
the lands of AVm Chapman, James Vaughn, Frank
Carter, Samuel Faught and others, and is known as
the Joseph Inrnan tract, and contains 182 acres. It
is a rich and valuable farm. Levied on as the prop-
i fl ' 3 T 1 T r ..-k-rov-i . .
eriy oiBaia jraTKer, u. u, yjLU&iX,
ieb'y 234t ,, Sheriff.
ON Saturday the 24th day of March, 1866, I will
sell for cash, before the court houae door in Pu
laski, a tract of laud containing by estimation 100
("acrcs, being in the 11th civil district of Giles county,
on liucliaiian s creek, adjoining tne lands ot iewi
B Marks, couth, Jno C Young and S B Nevils east,
James M Jones north, and widow IIaye5 west, it
'beinsr the tvt:cton -which Laban Nassauer now lives
-. - , i . . i' . - . i 1 - ;
DOia lo saiL-jiv an ex'icuuon in my nanus iu uiv urui
v m Airowsmith against .Labart JNassauer.
fob23-4t- B. II. PEDEN, Sh'ff.
ON Saturday the 21th day of March nest, I wi I sell
for cash, at the coart house door in Pulaski, a
tract of land containing by estimation 175 acres,
bounded aa follows? beginning at a beech with a
buckeye pointer, being the southeast corner of Ben
Bearden's tract, thence north to a rock with point
era, his southwest corner, thence south 27 polea to a
rock, the southeast corner of li L MoCord's tract,
thence west to a rock inliuerh Caruthers' line, thence
south with said line to a stake, thenco east 30 a 8-10
poles to a buckeye, thence south 40 deg-. west to a
lock with hackberry pointer, thence south 1 degree
wost 105 poles to a rock, Mrs. Koberta' line, thence
with her line and K M Folha' line to the beginning.
Levied on as the property of W II Abernathy to
satisfy an execution against him tt ah in favor of
f.iisha li. Jjavis. is. n. ril)K?i
Giles County Circuit Court.
as M Parker, Adm'r of A II Baker, deo'd., tt.
IT appearing to the clerk of said Court from affida
vit of plaintiff, that said Peaton ia a non-resident
of the State of Tennessee, so that the ordinary pro
cess of law cannot bo served on him, it is therefore
ordered that publication be made for four successive
weeks in the Pulaski Citizen, requiring said Peaton
to appear at the next term of said Giles county Cir
cuit Court, to be held at the court house in Pulaski
on the first Monday in April next, and plead to and
defend an attachment suit against him, otherwise
the same will be proceeded with ex-parte.
feb"y 23-4t Willie Willlfokd, cl'c.
Giles County Circuit Court.
"Wm. J. Craig, rt.
Andrew J.Brown & D. L. Brown.
IT appearing to the satisfaction of the clerk of said
court that suia Andrew J Brown and J) L Brown
are non -residents of the State of Tennessee, so that
the ordinary process of law cannot be served on them
it is ordered that publication be rorde for four suc
cessive week in the Citizen, reouiringeaid Andrew J
and D L Brown to appear at the next term of the
Giles county Circuit Court to be held at the court
house in Pulaski on the first Monday in April next
and plead to and defend an attachment suit against
them, otherwise the same will be proceeded with
fob 23-4t "Willis Willzfobp, cl'k.
In Chancery at Pulaski.
Sibley, Morton co., complainants, t.
James T. Henderson and others, defendants.
IN this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the
clerk and master that the defendant, James T.
Henderson is a non-residtnt of the State of Tennes
see, so that the ordinary process of this court can
not be served on him: On motion it is thereloro or-
: clcrel that publication be made in the " OV,
newspaper published in the town of Pulaski in aid
i-iaie, requiring said defendant to be and appear on
the first day cf the next Term of the-Chancery
Court, to be held for the county of Giles, at the
court hcuso in Pulaski, oa the firt Monday in next
March, Bnd answer complainants' bill, or the same
will bo taken for confessed a to him and set for
fftby.i-td A. COX, o. if . .
Thb New York Tribune's Washington
special says that a resolution recommend-,
ing the early admission of Tennessee, was
voted down in the Committee on Reconstruction.
West Point Officers. At the com
mencement of the war there was 825 gradu
ates of West Point in the U. S. army; 190
resigned and joined the Confederate army;
621 remained in the U. S. army, of whom
138 were natives of the South. . During the
war, 103 were killed, and nearly 500
wounded. It is likely the losses among
those who joined the Confederacy were in
the same proportion.
Another amendment has been crowded
through Congress, and will be offered a3 a
choice dish to the States all in good time.
This amendment proposes to declare all
races and color equal, and entitled to the
same rights and privileges, and denies rep
resentation to a State refusing to acknowl
edge the fact.
111 Order to Reduce
We will sell them, from this date, at
Grrea-tly Reduced 3?rices!
GREEN & GIIEEN.
43 College Street, NASHVILLE, TENN.
Corner Fourth and Main Streets.
G-reen c&5 G-reen
CAfH DEALERS IN
Hats, Capys, Furs,
No 43 College Srreet,
Feb. 16, I860.
W. n. BALLENTINE,
Ballentinc & Ezell
DRYwOODS and GROCERIES
South -east Corner Public Square,
HAVING associated themselves in buniness ten
der their kindest regards to their old romem
bered friends and patrons, and invite attention to
the fact that they now prepared to do
MORE AND BETTER
by them than they ever did in other and better days
Our stock consists partly of the following :
GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS,
And an endless variety, embracing
Everything Kept in a Variety Store.
Give us a call, aud we will try to please you.
GROCEKIES & LIQUORS.
John D. Flavtt,
IJcoh F. Ewih.
John D. Flautt & Co,
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Have Always on Hand a
FULL AITD CQIXPLETE
STOCK OF EVERYTHING
In Our Line.
COFFEE,' i C
FLOUR of all Gradta,
ALMONDS and other Nuts,
SOAPS,FWje and Common,
ENG. BI. CAP.B. SODA,
DYE STUFFS 11 kinds,
French Brandy, , , , .., f,
Robertson "Whisky, . ;
Champagne Wine, (Iare)
I Bellows. Anvils, Vicet,
Horse and Mule Shoes,
HORSE SHOE NAILS,
Powder Shot and Caps,
WE will say to the people cf Giles county that we
intend to keep on hand the largest and best.
STOCK OF GROCERIES
ever brought to this market, which we are deter
mined to oifer to yon as low an they can be sold.
Having made arrangement that will enable as
Compete with the Nashville Uarket,
we invite you to call and examine our stocks. W
believe you can save both time and money by r
chahinjr from ns indeed of goinTawsy from horns.
ja ir, '-!. J'irt. FtatTT ro.