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V. 3 i'HE PULASKI CITIZEN. XV. 21cCOItI, Editor ind Publisher. . RID AY MORNING, JAN'Y. 6, 18G6. rn b. i iu x miners. A Printer wanted at this o.Hcc badly. Apply immediately. Good wages given. V, TUB NEWS. S.We have no fXcharigfB yet, from which .o n:nk up our news iu-m. Our readers "''jn readily appreciate the impotjs'.bility of ."mailing an interesting piper without somo th'ng to make it of. We hopo to have a full list of exchanges by next week, a-d. "yer consequence, a more readable nuniler t the Citizen, t 2TASHVILLE T-Tf RCHAOTS Will find the Citizen a good advertising dium. Read our terms, and -try it. OUR rAPBR. Iany of our old friends' began to thiuk were nol going, to isBue the Citizen i in. True we have been a long lime 'ling ready, hut the delay would be Ailv excused if those friends only kne.v fw wretchedly out of fix our types and Jesses wer-, and the immense amount of ,'oor and expense- required to repair aftd 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 readable. - OUR FOLIT1C3. 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 hurt. 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 hurt, 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 many people 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 matter. 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" President 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 population." 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 .1 I 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 further publication. 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 wants to. 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 coraplaictng. 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 ability. 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 Courier'. 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 MOPE .IT 6c - --l RETAIL ' BET GOODS MERCHANTS. MARTIN'S OLD COr.NEK, c Soutl -west Corner of tho Tublio Square, Pulaski, Tcnn. Keep constantly on hand, Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, House Furnishing Goods, Resdy-made Clothing, Hardware, Queer.Eware, Cutlery, Booote, Hats, 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 TO SUBSCRIBE! KEGrllSr "WITH TIME W ; VOiiUME The New Tear! PROSPECTUS. 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. We comnr.erico the Ci'izin with a very small sub scription list, and trust to the future for an increase of patronage. Wo request every friend of tho en terprise to aid us in getting up a firge list t once. Wo hope no one wili consider hid services unneces sary, but let every trua friend take a pronpectua, shew it to tho country pcopla and tho town people, j and let every man subscribe. - Eecuivo no naino without tho money. Terms of Subscription. Jour Dollars a Tear invariably in Adranx. BURDE1TS COLUMN, Drugs and Medicines. W. M..BURDETT. WHOLESALE and BEJTAH. DRUGS AND MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, 3D YJE - STUFFS, PAINTS, OILS FAXCY AND TOILET AETICLE3, qcth-sait or yum pcblio kou, PULASKI., TENlf. PRESCRIPTIONS 0AE7rtiT per rr D AY OE OTGHT. - Also Constantly on Hand the B8t ARTICLE OF rOB MEDICAL rCSFOSH. janS-ly 1 eeL 'an 5.1y. , . . P co1 co?ic vr AND" SUDSCRinU AT 0?TCr. ln(?h hie liusi'S.-'U J - . . jf . - V--. advertising is tho trr , st1"-''" " 4 i r - s t r 'it - T1 . " ? ri- 'tWue. , ' . .ber.j '?' ' J . X.