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PULASKI, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY HORNING, NOVEMBER 16, 1866,
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DXl. "V7T.I. BATTE,
Office atiStoreJof CIIILIJRESS & EATTE,
where he can" ha found at all hours of the day,
unless profoneionally engaged. Will attend prompt
ly to ail callB, or any professional business entrust
ed to him. , o-19-tf
JOHN ' 3. WILKES,
Attorney & Counsellor at Law,
Will practice in Giles and adjoining countioa. Can
At the Office of Brown & MeCallum.
JOHN G. WHITSON,
Attornev at Law,
WILL practice In Giles and the adjoining Conn
lies, and in the Supreme Court at Nashville.
Strict attention given to all collections entrusted to
him. OFFICE May's Old corner Up-stairs.
8. A. WILSON, H. A. OAKTER, H. M. JAMES.
WILSOIT, CARTER & CO.,
AND wnOLESALK AND RETAIL DEALERS IX
Groceries & Plantation Supplies,
No. 194 MAIN sTttrFTr
Corner Washington, juno 1J Memphis, tens.
Corner Cedar andCherry Streets,
J. G. FULGHULI, Proprietor,
Formerly of 23 North Summer St.,
J. :. WILSON, Clerk.
Thii Hotel has been lately refitted and newly fur
liiahed." The proprietor desires a liberal patronage
of the traveling public. may 13-6m
SOLOIST E. HOSE,
Attorney & Counsellor at Law,
Office in the South-west Corner of the Court House,
In the Courts of Giles and adjouning counties, feb2
AMOS It. KICHAItD SON,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Will practice in Giles and adjoining counties.
Office in the Court House. jan!9tf
P. G. STIVER PERKINS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Will Practice in Giles and the adjoining counties.
In North end of the Tennessee House, west side
of the public square. jan 12-tf
JNO. O. BROWN.
BROWN & IIcCALLUM,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
OFFICE The one formerly occupied by Walker
& Brown. Jan 5, tf
R. R. REED.
RTTTLEDGE & REED,
Attorneys and Councillors At
Public Square, Up atuirs.
Jan 6, ly.
Watch Maker & Jeweller,
ALL kinds of Rapairing in Watches or Jewelry
lone promptly, and satisfaction warranted.
Shop at Mason Ezell's Store, feb 16- tf
S. O. MITCHELL,
T. J. TLIPPIN.
Sam. C. Ilitchell &Co.,
A RE Agents for, and keep constantly on hand,
JA. Crano's eelobratxi air-tigns
Hetalic Coflins of all Sizes.
Wood Coffins of all kinds Jurnished when preferred.
We have a Splendid Hearse,
and are fully prepared to wait on Frnerals both In
ana are lu'ijr i i M xnhnll will attend
town unuiu w w - , , , ,,- r
to the undertaking, and can be found at all times 8
aoors idoyo wo aji.vjj j
House Carpentering & Joining.
t,wr nluntv of craod hands, and can do all
kinds of Carpenter's" and Joiner's work ia good style.
jind on as gooU terms as i i can ueuonuiu mo buuuhj
,7 te S.M. &CO.
ALEX and CALVIN, Knights of the art Tonsorial,
iuviW'tho young, the old. tho gay, the grave, the
.i;, t Pnitnli. to call on them at thejr new
North side Public square, at the striped pole.
F. J. HEXTRY,
Brick Mason and Plasterer,
1 R prepared to execute with dispatch and in a sat
isfactory manner, all kinds cf -
BRICK WORK OU PLASTERING.
Unuxw oVimion. fintrns. &c.. built or repaired,
nd satisfaction warren ted. angS-&m
L. W. McCORD,
IBoolc and Job 3?iintcr,
SOl'TU-EAfT OOSNI8 rVBOlO SQUABS XT STAIM,
CtASlI required for all Job-work. No Job can be
J takon from tho ofifcs uatil rVi4 for.
WILL practice in the Courts of Giles, Marshall,
Maury and Lawrence. Particular attention
triven to the collection of claims. Olhce s.e. corner
Drugs and Iledicines.
W. M. BURDETT,
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
DRUGS AHD HEDICINES,
DYE - STUFFS,
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES,
NEAR THE CORNER,
SOUTH-EAST OF THE PUBLIC 8QVRS,
CAREFCLLT PUT UP
DAY 0!R ISTIGrEET.
Also Constantly on Hand the Best
FOR MEDICAL PCEPOSSS.
Have to Carry Guns to Chutch. '
Rev. Mr. Alexander, a Methodist trench-
er at Fenton, in this county, says the h'
Louis Dispatch, 3d ult., received last Satur
day an annonymous letter, informing him
that he should not preach loDger without
taking the oath; and if he attempted to do
so he would be taken from the pulpit. In
spite of this threat Mr. Alexander entered
his pulpit yesterday and preached as usual,
alarge conp-repation of hi3 friends filling
the church with arms in their hands, and a
resolute determination to use them if any
ndignity should be offered to their minister.
No disturbance occurred, and the services
were conducted in perfect quiet.
Soft Soap fob All Sorts op People.
'or a lieutenant, call him captain; for a
middla-aged lady, kiss her and s.ay yo'o
mistook her for her daughter; i J
gentleman arising nueen, as& uis upm- i
., f .-1. l: !.' I
ion respecting the comparative merits of a
razor; for young ladies, if you know their
color to be natural, accuse them of paint-
ng; for a young lawyer, get Lim to discuss
a point of law that neither can comprehend
and agree with him; for a young doctor,
isten with rapt attention while he explains
the nature of a compound fracture with
Latin words; for a fool, let him suppose
that you think him wise.
We will have an opportunity of knowing
what lias become of all the cotton that was
stolen from the people of the South about
the close of the recent war. The statement
called for by a resolution of the House of
Representatives-of May 28th, 1866, and
again on September l&t by the Committee
on Retrenchment, with reference to the dis
position made of all the cotton and other
property coming into the hands of treasury
agents during the war, has beeo prepared
under the supervision of the Commissioner
of Customs, and has been sent to the Secre
tary of the Treasury. Look out, cotton
Grant and Sherman.
Wendell Phillips denounces Gen. Grant
as a "traitor. The radical press are down
upon Gen. Sherman as a "copperhead."
The amount of their crime is that they sus
tain the President and his policy. When
they sustained the policy of the war, and
led their legions to victory, they were all
right. Now that they desire to see a re
stored nation, with constitutional rights
protected, they are all wrong, and are 'sub
jected to the coarsest denunciation.
Who is a more miserable traitor than
Phillips himself, whose intolerence has led
the van of radicalism, and whose sophisti
cal eloquence has misdirected thousands of
minds that possessed more virtue than his
offn, but impressible, have been misled and
trained by him in the way they should not
go. He may yet find some of the trouble
visiting bin?, that he with unsparing hand
would visit upon others. Mem. Appeal.
Opinions of Grant and Sherman.
"I am satisfied that (he mass of the think
ing men of the South accept the present
situation of affairs in good faith. The
questions which have heretofore divided
the sentiments of the people of the two soc-
tions slavery and State rights, or the right
of a Ftate to secede from the Union thev
regard as being settled forever by the
highest tribunal (arms) that a man can re-
sort to." -Gen. Grant.
All the fighting men of our army want
peace, and it is only those who never heard
a shot never heard the shrieks and groans
of the wounded and lacerated friend or foe,
that cry alone for more blocd, more ven-
geance, more desolation. I know the rebels
are whipped to death, and I declare before
God, as a man and a soldier, I will not
strike a foe who stands unarmed and sub-
missive before me." Gen. Sherman.
Prisaner3 of War North and South.
In reply to a resolution of the House of
Representatives, says the Washington Union
of recent date, calling upon the Secretary
of War for the number of prisoners of either
side held, and that died during the war, he
makes the following Report:
"Numberof Union prisoners South. 261,-
000; number of Confederate prisoners
North, 200,000; number of Union prisoners
died 22.576: number of Confederate mis-
oners died, 26,535."
Out of 261,000 Union prisoners. 22.500
Tli a TTnmn Taa . v A
uau .av VSUIVSU i;il3UU00 CALCCUCU LIIH
Confederate prisoners 61,000; yet the
deaths of the Union prisoners fell below
those of Confederates 6.000. Two Yankee
prisoners died out of every twentv-three in
Southern pens. Two Confederate prisoners
died out of every fifteen in Northern pens.
Toronto ( Canada) Leader.
The above, says the Cincinnati Enmiirer.
tells a story that is a sufficient answer to
the whole volumes of scandal, of denuncia-
tion of the Confederates charges against
tbem of cruelty to their prisoners which
have appeared in the Radical journals for
some years. It verifies the truth of the
old adage, that figures will not lie. Under
the light they shed, what becomes of the evidence of those who fear them while they
charges they have rung upon AnderBanville, are free, but who would not hesitate to ap
upon Jeff. Davis, and upon Captain Wirz? proach and testify against them wheD the
It eeems that with immensely inferior sap-
plies, with facilities for the accommodation
of prisoners that were not to be compared
with those of, the North, that less of them
died than perished in the camps and prisons
of the Federal Government! As we have
been holden up as exemplars of kindness
and humnity'to prisoners, what a glorious
attitude, this put our late enemies ml If,
on the contrary, .they were cruel, as has
been represented, what shall be said of us,
whose prison mortality was so much greater
. Ealtimore. '
Do the Radicals remember where the
first blood was spilled of the torrents that
flowed in the late war? It was at Baltimore.
And with that terrible past upon their
memories they are .this day, in that very
f Uy, provoking a collis!1! threatens to
-re e.r4to ths f.st scece of a
irageay as learrui. j.
V ill they not pause? Will they not re
fleet? Will they not hold in check a little,
at lest until the sentiment of peace becomes
familiar to us, that fierce fanaticism that
five years ago armed brotheraainst brother,
and that, now again invokes the unholy
strife? The first bloodshed at Baltimore
ushered in a war in which hundreds of
thousands of lives and milions of treasure
were wasted; a war unnatural, destructive,
desolating, the curse of which will be a
shadow on our land for generations to come.
But it was a war of sections, and in that re
pect free from some of the most dreadful
attributes of civil strife. But if the fire
brand be again thrown at Baltimore, if the
"fatal fire be there again lighted, it will bring
on no sectional strife, but a war from house
to house, from home to home; a war whose
most devastating path will be through the
rich cities and thriving fields of the North
a civil war in its most real and terrible
Reflect while you have the opportunity
the victors sometimes become victims.
An Instance of War's Ravages in
One of the editors of the Selma Messen
ger, writing from Tuscaloosa, on the 28ih
"A little business in the court house led
me to inquire into the financial condition of
this portion of the country, and I learn that
Sheriffs' sales are becoming so common
that almost no purchasers are found for the
valuable lands and other property exposed
for sale. A gentleman informed me that
some twenty farmers had been sold out late
ly, their lands bringing less than one dollar
A sad instance of the reverses of fortune
produced by the war was mentioned in the
case of old Mr. Prewiit of this county.
whose estate was sold out on the first Mon
day in this month. At the breaking out of
the war, he was the wealthiest citizen of
Tuscaloosa county. He owned three hun
dred and 6ixty slaves, and large tracts of
land. He had large suras of money out at
interest, secured by mortgages on negro
property and land. He was a 'homespun',
economical countryman, who boughtevery-
thing at the lowest price for cash. He paid
his physician's bills before the doctor left
the house. When Gen. Croxton came to
Tuscaloosa he lock from this old man some
forty head of horses and mules, all his
money, provisions, fec, which was his first
calamity. Next came emancipation, which
swept all lm slave property. Next came
the breaking up of all the men to whom
Prewitthad loaned money, or for whom he
stood security. Finally an execution was
levied on his property for a few thousand
dollars, and all his real estate was sold un
der the sheriff's hammer for six hundred
The Hartsville VidetU speaks of
The Hartsville VidetU speaks of "the
recent visit of a detachment of troops to
this place, or it may be one of the penodi
cal scouts for Harper, who does not reside
anywhere in this section, and who is entire-
ly unconscious of the greatness which is be-
ing thrust upon him.
"We are personally acquainted with .1118
Harper; be was a member oi tue own xen-
neesee Regiment, and was, and still is, one
of the most quiet and unassuming men we
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ever met. He is strictly sooer, ana bo iar
from being the outbreaking character which
Ilia frfnl adversaries imaffine. lie IS
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Uh mildest mannered man that ever scut
tied ship or cut a throat.'
"We are no admirer ot guerrilla wariare,
but we know of no instance in which Harper
has ever violated the terms of his parole
and the persistent annoyance of Harper by
those little detachments ot t eaersi troops is
doing no cood, while we are satistieaoi tfce
fact that if Harper was permitted he would
remain quietly at home
"It ia cenaioly beneath the dignity of a
great nation to thus engage in hunting
down a man who has been paroled; and the
fate of Champ Ferguson is warning enough
for men whose lives are entrusted to the
manacles are on their Itmbs.
At Home and Abroad !
Under this head the Memphis Ledger
says: We are in the midst cf three great
national excitements. Between these, the
popular mind finds food for thought and
theme for talk. The Fenian trials in Cana
da have produced the most tremendous pas
sion in this country among the friends of
Ireland, and, if the accounts wtfsee of pre
paration be correct, a serious conflict is not
distant. The Government of this country
may become involved, as it is entirely prob
able that Canadian vengeance wreaked upon
Fenian prisoners, will overstep the bounds
of justice and commit some act of hostility
that may require redress. -All the address
the Provincial Government is master of will
be required to preserve the peace. Excite
ment on this side the line has produced its
counterpart on the other, and the result is
mutual preparations for war.
Our American Fenians are mastering ail
over the country, and their Conadian breth
ren are not idle. It is stated that they have
procured and armed several iron-clads, and
are in a condition to commence offensive
operations on a large scale. If the prison
ers now convicted and those yet to be tried
shall not be liberated, hostilities cannot be
avoided, That the sympathy of our own
Administration is with the Fenians, is not a
matter of doubt.
Another subject of national concern ia
the condition of affairs in Mexico. Our
Government has never recognized the Em
pire, hut always adhered to the rightful
government of Juarez, and is now resolved,
at the hazard of war, to maintain it. A
Minister, to be accompanied by a military
man, is to hunt up the depc3ed government,
and give it the benefit of a public recogni
tion. Where it is to be found, is a question
not easily answered, but like the headquar
ters of one Pope, it is in the saddle.
Now, the presence of Sherman or Han
cock at the lurez headquarters, and they at
the head of the Liberal army, would pro
duce a profound impression on the situa
tion. This matter, in connection with the
statement that twenty thousand American
troops will be thrOwn into Mexico if fouud
necessary to sustain the Liberal cause,
eaves little prospect of Maximilian remain-
ng at the City of Mexico. The truth is.
the Empire is dead. It was France that
gave it vitality. It was France that medi
tated permanent possession of a large part
of the Mexican territory as compensation
for establishing the Empire. Unless France
shall withdraw speedily, she will be driven
out. Without her aid, the Empire is a man
of straw. The Empress is mad, in Europe,
and the Emperor is shut up in a castle,
grieving for his misfortune. It i3 not im
possibb that France, if our Government
shoul A attempt to kick her out, would turn
The most important events of the day are
transpiring at home. The Radicals grow
more mad, and President Johnson remains
firm. Civil war is discussed as u regard
ed as an ordinary occurrence in politics,
resorted to to secure the ascendency of a
political party. And for this object alone
the Radicals threaten, and for this alone
they would commence it. Meantime the
public confidence in the permanency of re
publican institutions is becoming impaired.
While we talk of restoring the Republic
of Mexico, and setting Ireland upon her
feet, we are rapidly drifting into a minority
despotism at home. This is not the worst.
The ruling party at the North are resolved
on the exclusion of the great States of the
South from the Union, and,, by a remorse
less policy of oppression, either impovei ish
or drive them to resistance. It is clear
that we are in little better condition now lo
go to war with a foreign State than we were
during our civil struggle.
The assistance of the South could not be
procured to prevent the advent of Maximil
ian, protected by French bayonets, into
Mexico. Could the men of the South, mal
treated as they now are, be expected to rush
headlong into a national war leafing be
hind them an impoverished country and
starving women and children just for the
glory of following the flag that had ruined
them utterly? We do not answer the ques
tion; we only ask it. Before this Govern
ment shall actually fly in the face of Eng
land or France, it would be well to await
the determination of issues angrily thicken
ing about us at home.
The Memphis Bulletin, discoursing on
the constitutional amendments, presented
for the acceptance of the country, makes
"It is speciaily provided that the
Confederate debt shall never be paid, and
that the Federal obligations shall never be
repudiated. In the one case a compliment
is surely paid to Confederate honor, in the
other, we have a sarcasm leveled at the
ability and honesty of the Union. It is to
be written on the face of the constitution
that Rebels would be honest if they could,
and that Unionists questioned their own
It is remaiked in the South that "the
negroes do not 6irg and dance with the
same zsst and to the same extent that they
did while slaves."
Political Apathy in tho South
From the Richmond Timea.
The profound apathy in politics which
prevails at the South, so far from pleasing
some of the Northern journals, seems to ber
giving them great concern. They want us
rip, roar, snort, bellow, curse and swear
just as they do; and because we pursue at
dignified course and mind our own busi
ness they are of opinion that "it is a most
unfortunate thing that so vast a body of the
American people should settle down in in
difference upon the vital political matters of
the day." And yet, if we were to be the
noisy politicians which they pretend to de
sire us, they would .make that a ground of
complaint, and point at U3 as a set of loud
mouthed, pestilent traitors," who were
about to pull down the Government about
It 19 very true that we hive a good deaV
to excite us, but with ccmniend.-ible forbear
ance we are minding our own business.
We consider this a very objectionable
world, but as we do not think we can sur
pass Omnipotence if we were to aid in pull
ing it to pieces for the purpose of putting
up another, we are not disposed to unite
with our Northern neighbors in trying suck
an experiment. We wish to be as far as
possible from the explosion of that maga
zine which Radical agitation is' preparing.
We shrink from nonof the responsibilities
which legitimately pertain to us, but we feel
ourselves fully justified in wishing to have
no participation in the general, social, do
litical and financial smash up which the
mad-dog politicians of the North seem to
be so diligently seeking to consummate.
When we receive Northern exchanges
expressing surprise that we are so calm and
undisturbed, while every "loyal State" boils
like a chauldron, we feel amused.
What are we to be stirred up about?
Oar misfortunes have made us eminently
utilitarian, and as we fail to see how we are
to profit by politics, we have ceased to be
As we are not admitted in Congress, and
get none of the Federal offices we have no
incentive to that deep and dangerous in
terest which seems to be taken in the affairs
of this nation north of the Potomac. Wo
are reconciled to our seclusion from partici
pation in the Government by the reflection
that we will have none of the odium to bear.
which will justly attach to those, who in
their insane rage are courting conflict with
the land and naval forces of the United
States. Our experience, which has been a
sad and costly one, incline us to peace.
We have never found that political squab
ling did us any good, and we wish dow to
set our so-called "brethren" a model of pro
priety, under difficulties which they would
do well to imitate.
If the people of the North chose to butt
their brains out' against one another, we
hope that it will be necessary for neither
side to call upon us for help.
We wish it distinctly understood that we
want, as old General Zachary Taylor said,
to be "at peace with all the world and the
rest of mankind." And we hope that our
quiet demeanor and contented disposition
will give our co-temporaries, who seem to
take such an abiding interest in us, no far
ther trouble. If they desire to secure our
assistance in crushing the President, and in
causing Congress to absorb all the powers
of the Government, legislative, executive
and judicial, we beg to be excused. We
got into a war for not helping Mr. Lincoln
against South Carolina, and have found it
unpleasant to be opposed to Presidents of
the United States.
Our "brethren" chang3 eo fast we can
not keep up with them. What was a crime
when Abraham Lincoln was President,
they make a shinning virtue under Andrew
Johnson. We do not care about politics,
but we stand by the President.
J. Wilkes Booth.
In a recent number of the La Crosse
Democrat we find the following:
"The papers are now having much to
say about Booth, whether he be dead or
not. John Wilkes Booth was alive on the
13ih day of July, 1C66. The man who was
killed was not Booth, but another person,
murdered in order to obtain the reward
offered for his capture. Time will unravel
the ball of mystery cow connected with this
affair, and show up the beauties of Stanton'a
detective system. Again we repeat, ear
nestly and certainly, that John Wilkes
Booth never was taken to Washington,
either wounded or dead, and that he was
alive io July of this year."
Commercial independence in the South
is the first step to practical restoration of
the Union, is the foundation of oar liberties
and the surest road to political disenthral
ment. The Chicago limet says: "Henry Ward
Beecher 'demands, in the name of Christ,
that his congregation shall vote the Black
Republican ticket." This is blasphemy
pare and simple.
Thk Philadelphia Prttt says Congress
gave us a "stable" government. Certain
ly; there ars.jackasses installed in one de
partment of it. Nathalie Gaztti.