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1 O. McCOIU, Local Editor.
FRIDAY MORNING, J ANT. ,10, 1863
Nashville A. Decatur Hail Jload Deyar-
. r . tUXOS.
VascnL'er Trains North, t.57 a. m. & 7.40 a. si.
" " South, 1.00 p. m. & 12.01 a.m.
Freight 4 Traja North, 9.02 a. ji.
" ' South, I.e.' p. .
lJ Tk-ki-ts to all points Noi th and South.
T. S. WESTMORELAND, Ajr't.
The Gewhilikin. !
Soli J and figured worsted, cnlico, do
rcestics caaimeres, sattinets, jan.-s, tweeds,
plaid linseys and flr.nnel?. selling at Ward
and Shapard's at low pressure prices. 20
Dr. McCarty, an eminent dentist and
rsteemed permanent resident of Pulaski,
ia before the public in a r.ew card to-day.
Mii8. Adams' School. Mrs. Adams de
Bires us to announce to her patrons that,
owiny to lite inclemency of the weather,
the opening ufher school has befn deferred
until the 1 st Monday in February, at which
timo it will open promptly. i;t.
The Gewhilikin !
More good shoes for men, women, boys,
girls, children and babies, to bo found at
Ward it fehapard's, at rates to compare
with the low'price of cotton. dec 20
11. Oboin is tho agent for this county
for the branch office of the National Horse
Insurance Company, Nashville, Tenn.
Call on" him at the Book Siore and have
your slock insured. . . It
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i The Gewhilikms !
-Hoops, doll babies, coffee mills, sugar,
ribbons, coffee, and shawls to Tieep you
warm at Ward & Shapard's. dec 20
Drs. Grant & Abernathy, as will be see n
by announcement to-day, have dissolved
partnership. Dr. Grant, io another place,
trfcders his invaluable services to the pub
lics and - announces that he occupies the old
diSco of Giant & Abernathy.
The Gewhilikin !
Did you ever see the like ? If Ward &
Fh.tpard haven't gone and filled th-ir Big
ijlure liouso plum full of new goods ! 20
Croad Flippin, at ihe "Ben Jonson Sa
loon," has placed us under obligations for
a bottlo of what he designates as "the
Grand'Old Cyclops of Robertson." It is
finer than splii silk and runs down like a
rope, dead says the Grand Cyclops is the
highest officer known in Robertson.
Ward & Shapard's is the place to spend
money and get cheap goods. dec20
Accident on the Nashville and De
catvr1vAilrcad.'' The passenger train on
t!i9" Nashyille and Decatur Railroad due
here on Friday at 10 o'clock, was thrown
from the track by ihe breaking of a wheel
neaf Elkmont. One of the coaches turned
over on its side, and the sleeping car rolled
down the bank which is, ar this point, very
considerable.- We regret to learn that our
gentlemanly friend R. Tilts Brown, train
conductor, and the sleejing car conductor
were both injured slightly. . Several of the
passengers were bruised slightly, but none
seriously hurt. Fortunately the traio, at
the time, was running at a low rate of
Nasuville and Decatur Railroad.-
The new time table took effect on this road
Monday last. Under the new arrangement,
the morning passenger train leaves Nash
ville at 7:40 a. m.; arrives in Decatur at
4:30 p. m. Evening passenger traia leaves
Nashville at 7:30 p. m.; arrives nt Decatur
at 2:30 a. m. Passenger trains leave Deca
tur at G:30 a.m.: arrives at Nashville at
3:30 p. m. Night passenger trains leave
at 11:43; arrive at Nashville at 5:35 a. m.
Ben Johnson Cltib.
This dramatic company favored us with
another brilliant entertainment Wednesday
ni''ht last. The bill for the eveninp was a
repetition of the musical extravaganza,
Pocahontas, and the extremely laughable
f irce, "Lend Me Five Shillings." In the
liist piece, the gentleman of the Dramatis
Personw, exceeded our most extravagant
calculations of their ability, while in the
litter Rory Taylor, as Mr. Golightly,
exhibited a dramatic ability unsurpassed by
that of any one ever brought upon these
A correct rendering of the different
characters in both plays, together with a
large and appreciative audience, signalized
the performance as a brilliant success;.
Pecuniarily they are cow independent.
They will not give another entertainment
until they occupy the Ben Johnacn Hall,
iu Mr. May's new building, which will not
be completed in several weeks, when the
public may anticipate a rich dramatic feast.
By reference to the advertising columns
i f the Citizen to-day it will be seen that the
great want of a good Male School in Pu
laski is lo bo supplied on the 20th inst. by
Prof. I. -P. Osdorn. This gentleman's
chrr.cter as an instructor is already eetab-li-Lei.
Those who may have boyB to educate-
may safely entrust tl tin to the charge
of Mr. Osburn.
The country pays mote for alcoholic
drir.ku than f;r its colleges an J schools.
A very unfortunate and rather serious col
lision occurred here on the evening of the
7lh inst., between some white and black
men, in which one of ihe former and several
of the latter were wounded. The difficulty
originated in a quarrel between Mr. Calvin
Lambeth, a merchant of this place, and a
negro by the name of Ctlvin Carter. Last
summer this negro went into Mr. L's. store,
and from eome cause a difficulty occurred,
and in pursuance of the light every man
has of protecting his premises, thought pro
per to expel him from the house, with a kick.
Ever since this occurrence, the negro and
several of his friends have been openly ma
king serious threats against Mr. L., and on
the night before this occurrence, grossly
insulted and threatened h'm on the street,
whereupon Mr. L. sought to chastise Ins
insuker, but he fled. Again on the morn
of the affray, lie menaced Mr. L. in front of
his own door, and when Mr. L. would hae
chastised him again, fled. Finally, du
ring the day, a large crowd of negroes con
gregated at a negro drinking saloon imme
diately opposite the house of Mr. L. They
were drinking and carousing and making
many threatening demonstrations and re
marks, intended for Mr. L.; he, (Mr. L.,)
happening to pass by the grocery, was met
by a negro making threatning demonstra
tions towards him, which he resented and
de mantled explanations a quarrel ensued,
in which a pistol was drawn upon Mr. L.,
and snapped at htm whereupon he drew
his pistol and fired at the negro who ran
into the house, Mr. L. follow iag. Another
ne-ro then appeared rnd fired upon Lam
beth. ?r. L., who had stepped- out upon
the street, returned the fire. Several of
Mr. Lambeth's friends, seeing him in a
difficulty, ran to his assistance, and many
other negroes appeared upon the opposite
side. The negroes again made the attack
by firing at Lambeth, whereupon, he and
two or three friends returned the fire. The
negroes retreated into the grocery and the
whites ceased firing; but the negroes in a
few moments re-appeared, Laving been re
inforced by Orange Rodes and olhere, and
mado another attack Orange snapping a
pistol at the whites. The whites returned
the fire, some more of Lambeth's friends
having come to his assis'ance, whereupon
a number of shots were fired from each side;
but the negroes being much worsted, retrea
ted in lad order, and there was no more
There were six negroes wounded two
seriously one of whom. Orange Rodes,
has since died. Another is very badly shot,
the rest are slightly wounded. One white
man received a small shot in one of his fin
gersa very slight injury. This was the
extent of, the casualties.
We have given the above facts as we re
ceived them from what we consider good
authority from persona who were upon tie
ground and saw the transaction. The whole
matter is being.inveetigatedbya Committing
Court, to-day, but the result of this inves
tigation, . or Ibe facts proven, we are not
able to procure before going to press. ..
From all the fact3 and circumstances we
are satisfied , that this difficulty was sought
and desired by the blacks, eo far as (he at
tack upon Mr. Lambeth is concerned, and
that they were organized and prepared for,
and had assembled at this Grocery for that
purpose. Some circumstances to prove it
are that the negroes, about twenty-five in
number, were well armed most of them
there at the beginning, the others appearing
as eoon a: the affray began, and all showed
a disposition to prosecute it to the bitter
end. On the other hand, there Beemed to
be to concert of action on the part of Lnc -beth's
friends, as Lambeth was entirely
alone when the difficulty began, and it was
some time before hia friends appeared, and
many of them came entirely unarmed, and
ran for their arms afterwards. There were
only six or seven of them altogether.
We were pleased to hear that many of
our old citizen were upon the ground, and
exposing themselves to great danger, in
their efforts to suppress and quell the dis
turbance, among .whom we may mention
Maj. Thos. M. Jones, Maj. Amos R. Rich
ardson, Mayor Ballentine, Maj. Aymett,
chief of Police, Mr. Malone, and Sheriff
Peden, the latter of whom promptly ar
rested the whole party of whites and all the
blacks that could ba identified.
We are sorry indeed to chronicle this af
fair, and sorry that such a thing should
have occurred in our community; but hope
that it has resulted in some good and taught
a lesson which will prevent a repetition of
such a scene. We hope that the negroes
will learn the lesson: that it is to their in
terest to cultivate amicable relations with
the whites of this country, and whan one of
their color has a difficulty with a white man,
be he right or wrong, that they are not jus
tifiable in banding themselves together to
defend him vi et armis.
Many fears were entertained of a renewal
of this difficulty, as the negroes had made
some threats, but our energetic city authoi
ities promptly organized a special police,
which ha9 been on duty since, and we hope
there is no ('anerof further trouble.
Lteb. Sincn the foregoing was put ia type, the
parties arrested have been bound over in bond of
1 1000 each, to appear at the next term of the Circuit
Court. Fouiteeu white men were arrested, two of
whom proved an fchbi, the others, waiving an ex
amination. Eight negroes were arrested, two of
whoui were discharged, two bound over, three not
able to aprcar, and one was reported dead.
Queer thing is an insurance policy. If
: I can't sell it, I can o1! it; and if I can el
i it, I csa't eel! it.
Col. Dunsixgton. We have had the
pleasure of greeting in our office the distin
guished young officer, late of the "so-call-eJ,"
whose name heads this paragraph.
The Col., a brother, by the way, of our dis
tinguished fiiend, F. C, late of the Nash
ville Union, was formerly an officer ia the
old.U. S.-Navy, but, like a true Southron,
recigned his commission at the commence
ment of the late war, and linked his fate
with that of his native South. He served
awhile in the army, but was afterwards
transferred to the navy, and wa3 Command
er of the ill-fated Virginia at the time of her
capture. He afterwards served with Admi
ral Semme3, and at one time was sent to
Europe as agent of the government. He
is sojourning among us temporarily, and
we commend him to the confidence and
friendship of our people.
Radical Convention. .
The jblacks and a few white folks of
this county met in convention at the color
ed church io this place last Monday, for the
purpose of nominating candidates to fill the
various offices of the county. We under
stand that there was very little harmony
among the members of the convention, and
that the nominations made were not endors
ed by a large portion of the Leaguers. We
care not to throw away the space that would
be occupied by the names of the nominees.
Died At Moulton, Ala., on Sunday the
2Sih day of December, 1867, Col. John
H. Hansell, a near and dear relative of the
editors of this paper, a patriot and useful
citizen, a kind and devoted husband and
father, a sincere and faithful friend, and a
He was a man of influence) and the high
est respectability, and no man dare say that
he ever departed from the path of honesty
and strict integrity. He was a prominent
lawyer in his locality and his death is
mourned by the whole profession as well
S3 by a devoted wife and interesting family
and a large circle of friends.
The Cotton market was quite dull on "Wednes
day tnd a good articlj brought 12J jc.
Bacox- -Clear Bides UlZc: shoulders 12K; coun -
Lard In tierces 12; in cans 14
Sugar Best coffee 17; common 14.
Coffee Eio 22-26; java 3638.
Molasses Choice Orleans 80; sorghum 55.
Hay $25 per ton.
Corn Farm era i-aaIStia .r..w
Browh Shuetings 4- 4, Augusta 14: Eichland !
i4;jS Augusta 12J.
Bleachid Sheetingi 10; 4-4 15.
Sea Island 3-4 12; 1-S 15; 4-4 16. .
Prints All standard brands 12.
Ticks 4-4 2833.
Tlaid Osnaburos Alabama 20; Tennessee 27i.
Plaid Linsets All wool 3-4 20-22; 7-3 27.
Red and White Flawnels 3-4 to 4-4 2760.
Brown Drills' 16J20.
Cotton Delaines 2022 .
All Wool Delaines' 4555.
Beef Gross, 85X; Sheep per head $24;
Hogs, mess, 5J6.
. B. COX,
C0Z & REYNOLDS,
DRY GOODS MERCHANTS.
MARTIN'S OLD CORNER,
Scitl -west Corner of the Tublic Square,
Keep constantly on hand,
Staple and Fancv Dry Goods,
House Furnishing Goods,
TIN-WARE, GROCERIES, fcc.
IT is their intcr.tit.-u to transact a General rvD
Goods and Grocery Businetis in all ofits details,
and the public are respectfully invited to call and
examine then ftock tx-forc rmrehaincr elsewhere.
SOOO PEACH Trees,
Of all the' leading -varieties, selected expressly for
With a portion of
Which ripens two or three weeks earlier than any
other variety. ' ;' : : f '
Also, a selected list of
APPLE AND PEAR TREES.
Dwarf and Standard.
and . Red Antwerp.
Also, a fine assortment of
Strwberry Plants, Gooseberries,.
A fino collection of
For further information apply to mo atjmy o2ic
in the couithoue.
ii-v-ixn A. COX.
DRY GOODS. -
Fall and "Winter
We are just in leceipt of
of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods for Fall and Winter
Trade, comprising everything: usually kept in a Dry
Goods Louse. We call osuecial attention to our
Every tiling Wanted
IN OUR LINE !
Wc have ou hand a large btock of
Ladies' IDress Goods,
HATS, BOOTS AND SHOES.
Hardware and Queensware,
and anything else yon may call for in our line, al
of which we propose to sell at a very small advance
lor cash. Gold, Silver and Uncurreat Money taken
at Nashville rates. We ask an examination of our
stock by our friends and the public generally.
novO-tjan WARD Si SIIArAUD
South-east Comer of the Public Square
(EZELL's OLD COBKia,)
Pulaski, : : : ten
Pall and Winter
WHICH WB SSLL
Lower than the Lowest
Our stock consists in part of Calicos and Dome
tic jroods of all descriptions, French and Enjrlisl
Merinos or all colors, and all other styles.
KEW AXD FASHIONABLE
Of Every Kind,
Ladies and Gentlemen!
And a great many other goods too numerous to
ncmtion. We call paricular attention to onr large
and well selected stock of
GEHTLEilECr S CLOTHING,
which we aro selling to compete with Nashville pri
pricos. We also call attention to our fine stock of
GENT'S. PUENTSHING GOODS,
consisting of Full Bosom Shirts, Linen Shirts, Un
der Shirts, Drawers, Cravats, Suspenders, Collars:
In fact a complete line of
We take great pleasure in announcing to the in
habitants of Pulaski and vicinity, that we fcve se
cured the services of Mr. Charle. W. Smith, a pen
tleman we 1 known to the residents of Giles county,
Willllw'7",lM5 Pleasi t ee, and wait on, his
tia tnends and former customers.
r. K. EIZLL,
Ezoll & Edmundson,
East Side Public Square, Pulaski, Tenn.
Have jast received
Their FALL AND WINTEE purchase. The most
Complete and Cheapest
SI2TCE T-bL-iiJ "WR,
Their Friends, the Trade generally, and
the l;a dies especially,
Aro requested to call and examine.
'Uccurrcntand Ircmium Moccy taken at NaahviHe
quotation. Dried Fruit and Feathers wanted, and
orter Barr tiV?- at their s.:rl:t value.
HARDWARE & COMMISSION
MERCHAN TS ,
JXO. D. riACTT, HUGH T. EWING, lAVr S. MARTIN.
John D. Flautt & Co,
Have now on hand and to errive,
A Large and Complete Stock of
'JIDKU VINEGAR. i
TANNER'S OIL, " i
LOUR of all Grades,
. ALMONDS and other Nuts',
SOAPS. Fine and Common,
ENG. TU. CARI5. SODA.
DYE STUFFS all kinds,
MATCH ES '
Champagne Wine, (Pure)
We would cull uttcutioa to our bUck of
Hani ware & Cutlery,
embracing the best braadsand improved pattcrnsct
Wagon Makers' and
Saw Gumrne'Aj )
Double Barrel Shot Guns
Colt's, Sharps, and
Smith & Wesson's Pistols
Metalic Cartridges all kinds
Fine common Tabled.
Spear & Jackson's and
He nry Diston's Hand Saws
Cross -cut and Tenant Saws
Locks, all kind
JiinRon, nil kind
Vises, Nails, Irfo
Dies and Stock .
Shovels and Tongs
1 &;., Ac.
E will jay to tie people of Giles county that w
intend to keeo on hnA ik. i . , "
t 4ijcBv ana uet&
STOCK OF GEOCEBILIS
ever brouSht to this market, which we are deter
mined to oi!r to you as low as thy can be sold
Havragmsdc arrangements that will enable us to
Compete with the NashvlUa Market
wiy nvjte yo.i to call and exsmitr oui itovks. We
beuevcyoucan save b-fb firno and rnvcv t v r.i:r-C-;s;
troci us :thtw-': cf'olt. i-.v,y :r'-S
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