The Last Leaf.
It is Autumn. The chilling winds are keep
ing their revels in the streets of the crowded
city, the untravelled forest, and the once fertile
meadow. The leaves are quitting their parent
stems, and every sudden gust of wind, lays a
new volley of them prostrate on the ground.—
There is one; a velvet fice and beautiful fibres
give it a conscious air of superiority. The rude
blast is pouring upon it, hut its hold is firm—it
yieldcth not to the summons. Its fellows have
fallen, above, beneath, and on either side, yet
the wind beateth in vain. The bud which once
nestled it was young, buoyant and beautiful —it
opened and became a flower. But time and the
summer sun withered it, and it died. But the
breath of the dying flower gave new beauty to
the growing leaf. It matured, and became the
pride of the tree. The dew-drop would sit in its
shallow cup, and bathe its furrows with sweet
perfume The rain would water its buoyant
y outh, and the stars peeped into its graceful mir
ror. The sun gazed down upon it, and attempt
led to wither it up. But the leaf was still young;
and looked gay and fresh. The sun persevered,
and crisped the edge of its garment. Then the
leaf trembled, and feared lest its time had come.
Cut the rain fell, and it revived. Again it ap
peared cheerful and happy. But the sun drier!
up it tears of joy, aud le;t it at night warm and
thirsty. Then the dew-drop came and kissed it
again, and the leafbecnnic cool and comfortable.
But the sun looked down in merciless rage and
seared it. Then the dew-drop forsook it. The
rain bathed its thankful cheek* no more. The
beautiful garment of green fled awav, and aditll
yellow shadow resteth upon it. The butterfly
■used to light upon it, when weary and sore with
its circuitous travelling—but now it would not
come near. The industrious lice knew not the
place where it stayed its delicious burden. All
liad forsaken it. Vet the leafy ieldelli nut to the
victor's summons. It struggleth; it graspetli
its hold with tile strength of despair. But the
dew-drop is gone—the rain lendeth not its aid—
and the wind striveth for mastery. Still, the
leaf givetil not up to its power Then the hail
and the storm pour upon it. The leaf slacken
eth its grasp —the houghs of its parent lash with
wild fury against it—and the dreadful howl of
the blast fillelli it with terror. It appealcth to
the heavens. But all is darkness there. The
clouds are driven to and fr iin confusion. The
thunder muttereth, and the lightning flietli with
a piercing shriek. There is no assistance there
Then it cricth to the storm for mercy—but hear
eth not its own voice. The sturdy oak falleth,
and is crushed asunder. The torrent tearcth
away and uprooteth the strength f the hickorv.
, The sand and the pebbles are borne down bv
the current, and the shrub hrndclh to the majes
ty of power. The leaf findeth no help there.
Then it clingetli once more with its wasting en
ergy—for the storm may abate Vain hope. It
reneweth the contest with redoubled vigor
Then t lie leaf givetil up to despair. It taketli a
glance at its honored parent. But the eve of af
lection is dim, and the heart carctli not for the
Hoss ofits offspring. The leaf draweth itself up,
and hiddeth adieu to the lice. Its clasp is loosed,
and the blast lie reth it to the roaring torrent.
The leaf hath perished !
’Tis thus with man. lie springetli up in the
be uty of youth, lie is cherished for his raven
lin ks, his beautiful eyes, his dimpled cheeks,
his graceful form—and they fade ! lie gloneth
in the strength of his manhood, and thinkclh
Jiimse'f lord of all. lie thiuketh not that lie is
a creature ofdust, and that his form must moul
der away. He liveth on, unthankful and proud.
But sorrow comctli. lie feeleth the pangs of
woe, and his heart droopoth. lie faiuteth, and
the hands of affection and friendship revive him.
lie awaketh to new sorrows, new afflictions,and
new tri Js. lie sceketh for rest, and laycthhis
aching head down for repose. But it throbbeth
still. Then his glory flietli. But ease comctli
again. Then Ire seorneth his past misery, and
rearcth his haughty head. But sorrow ccasoth
but fur a moment. It comctli. Then ho giveth
■not up. He defieth the terror of the strong.—
Then sorrow and tiimv work together. He
feeleth the weakness of age. The furrows are
.ploughed in his cheeks, and his eye growelh
dim. Pitne worketh upon his form, and sorrow
gnawetli at his heart. Ho wasteth away. The
raven locks of his youth, are now besprinkled
with grey. He scerneth buoyant and gay, hut
sorrow worketh. Then he ehangeth. Hcsmileth
no more, as in days gone by. He feeleth himself
alone. Ihe friends of boyhood, and the associ
ates of riper years are not. He lookeih on the
hillock, and the green mounds arise. The grass
growelh o’er the heads of his earlv companions.
.■Strange features ami strange forms fill the places
ol the loved and the lost. \et he yieldeth not.
A mist cncircleth the grave, and he feareth to
dispel it. Again he sceketh for a companion,
hut findeth none. Sorrows increase, and time
worketh faster than ever. The furrows are
deepened, and the eye groweth darker. Still,
the heart feeleth a glimpse of its youth. Yet
sorrow is there, and the liaart groweth cold.—
l hen all forsake him. lie feeleth not the tear
•ot sympathy. He is alone—and death comctli
bn his soul. But he recoileth—terror lieth in
•he grave. He appealcth for mercy, hut the
aloor of justice is closed against him. lie look
eth into the grave-all is dark and lowering
lhe star of Imp,, sotlotli, and the echoes of the
•earth till faintly on his ear. Then he lookcth
to his parent nature—and she turneth a«vsy.
The damp dew gathered; on his brow, and the
Blood ccasoth within his veins. H e t!l k ot |, a
Inst farewell, and all around him is,-old and re
pulsive. Then he fixeth his eyes upon the dim
wall, and foldeth his hands upon his breasts
His breath groweth short, and his spirit honveth
4o and fro in its p,i ß „„. Then a long, stmg.
glmg, wavering breath, and he glideth into* he
.dark regions of Eternity I
The soul and the body of man hath perished !
ITT We learn from the Now Orleans
Oen r*v, ok has sent in his resignation as Ma
inheTs C A ommandin e tlle Western Division
ofthn L.B. Army, and that it will take effect
alter the first of February next.
Californian Gold. —The reports of the ex
tensive Gold Mines in California are confirmed,
by official information at Washington, and by
the arrival of various persons from that quarter.
The mines extend four hundred miles in length,
and two hundred miles in width, and will, it is
said, furnish employment for 100,000 persons
for generations to come. Os course every uten
sil, and all the necessaries of life bring enor
mous prires. Everybody is bound for the Gold
Region from the surrounding country —doctors
lawyers, mechanics, laborers, soldiers, seamen,
deserters, Americans, Spaniards, Mexicans and
Indians—all digging gold. We do not see the
name of a single Editor in this great army—per
haps they despise the worthless dregs, and had
rather dig brighter gems from their own cra
niums. It we were there, however, we imagine
that the goose-quill would lose nearly all of its
Cholera. — It appears that a disease has made
its appearance on board of a vessel at quarantine
in New York, which the Board of Health there
states, “represents the Asiatic Cholera in all its
symptoms.” The Baltimore Sun of the 7th inst.
says “This may be regarded as almost conclusive,
and with the frequent and dilTusive intercourse
between the cities of the Atlantic coast, it is at
least the part of wisdom for the inhabitants of
such to anticipate its appearance amongst them,
bv such preparations as experience has suggested
for the mitigation of the disease.
The New York True Sun of the Bth inst. says
“The report of Dr. Whiting, the Health Officer
at Staten Island, received yesterday at noon, an
nounces six new cases of cholera within the pre
ceding twenty-four hours and four deaths, ma
king 25 cases and 14 deaths since the arrival of
the infected vessel. The disease is no longer
confined to the passengers by the New York, hut
has extended to other inmates of the Hospital.
YVe regret to add that a case ofCholera appear
ed yesterday in Greenwich street. The person
attacked had been at the quarantine station. He
was immediately sent back to the Marine Hos
The total number of cases of cholera in Eng
land, up to the time when the Britannia sailed,
was 10:1!), of which 533 have proved fatal, and
331 were still under treatment.
Steamboat Cm i ision. —The steamboats Jc
siali Lawrence and Gondolier came into collision
on the 23d ult. near St. Louis. The Josiah
Lawrence is a large and powerful boat, and at
the time was following the channel, with a hea
vy freight destined for New Orleans. The Gon
dolier was bound from Pittsburgh to St. Louis,
and was also heavily freighted, having on board
nearly 300 tons, consisting principally of Pitts
burgh manufactured articles, nails, iron, See.
The weight of the Josiah Lawrence and the head
way of the Gondolier, crushed in the larboard
side of the latter, and she sunk in a few minutes
There was a large number of pnssenners on
hoard of her, none of whom were lost, except a
negro child, who, by some means, got overboard
and was drowned after the boat had reached the
shore. The Gondolier was owned in Beaver
and Pittsburgh, and was insured for $12,000.
O’ Lieut. Lof.sf.u artived in Washington on
th* .tit inst., bringing specimens of Californian
Gold to Mr. Maucy from Col. Mason, to tho
amount of $30,000. The YV’ashington folks are
raging to go to the Gold Country. The cry is
O. K—(.'ll for Kalilornia !
Small Pox.—The hark Fanny, which arrived
at Quarantine at New York on the 7thjnst. from
Antwerp, brought twenty-two persons sick with
the Small Pox, who were transferred to the pro
HU’ The General Assembly of Virginia met
on the 4th inst. Dr. Edward P. Scott was re
elected speaker of the Senate, and Henry L.
Hopkins was elected Speaker of the House.
(EF The Governor of Virginia recommends
the deportation of free negroes, to keep them
out of the Penitentiary.
IU Ninety steamboats have been built at Cin
cinnati since December Ist, 1847.
The Tariff. —A petition to the present Con
gress, to repeal the Tariff of 1846 is in circula
tion in Massachusetts.
(O’ Wild rice grows extensively in Mincsota,
mostly in the water, and is used by the Indians.
O’ Two dwafs, smaller than Tom Thumb,
called Major Littlefinger and Titauia, Fairy
Queen, are in New York.
IT A Missouri editor has absquatulated, and
left his paper, patrons, creditors and everybody
else, with this unique account of himself, writ
ten on his office door—“ George Glawson has
Gone to Git a Glorious Greasing of Genuine
Gold!” Go it!
ivF The Cotton crop of Texas is estimated at
O’ A settlement has been projected at Ota
licite by the Swedes.
O’ Thomas Devin Reilly, of the Irish “Na
tion,” has arrived in New York.
Gen. Taylor’s Age.—A letter from Baton
Rouge says Gen. Taylor is but 58 years old—
having been born in 1700.
O’ A young clerk in Boston, on Thanksgiv
ing da', received $l5O as a reward for his faith
OFFICIAL VOTE FOR ELECTORS.
I Akin, ' 47,515
Average Whig vote, 47,527
Average Democratic vote, 44,700
Whig majority, 2,737
The Brittania was Telegraphed off Boston on
the 6th inst.
Middling qualities of Cotton had improved a
shade. In the lower, higher, and fair grades,
The Austrian Emperor has massacred indis
criminately tho citizens of Vienna in revenge
fer the late revolt. His brutal conduct is crea
ting a terrible revulsion among the exasperated
Prussia is still in the midst of a revolution.
The latest advices fjom Berlin state that the
King and the Assembly are still at issue. No
new Cabinet has been formed.
The King adheres to his resolution of exclu
ding the members of the Assembly from the
Tiie King, by decree, transferred the sessions
of the Assembly from Berlin to Brandenburg.
The Assembly refused to submit to the remo
Upon the refusal of the Burgher Guards to
prevent the entrance into the Assembly, the
King issued a proclamation calling in the troops
of ihe line to dissolve the Assembly.
The King then declared the city under siege,
stationing 15,000 infantry and gunnery, with a
large park of artillery around the Assembly.
The Assembly was then dissolved.
Nothing farther of a decisive character oc
The accounts from Hungary were of the most
warlike character. Prince YY’indeshgrals had
already crossed the Austrian frontier with 200,-
In France the election of President is the all
absorving theme. The result is doubtful. The
candidates arc Louis Napoleon and General Ca
(O’ The accounts from Porto Rico represent
the slaves of that island on tho eve of insurrec
tion. Tiie slaves and free blacks compose half
O’ The Jews are raising subscriptions to re
build the Temple of Jerusalem.
O’ Did Jacob Hays has been Constable in
New York City 48 years.
O’ M. A. Pringle is Consul for the Argentine
Republic, residing at Charleston, S. C.
O’ Influenza continues to he very prevalent
in New York City.
Congress. — Nothing ofimportance has been
transacted as yet. Both Houses adjourned over
from the 7th to thellth, in testimony of res
pect to the late lion Dixon H. Lewis.
Illinois. —lt is thought the census of 1850
will show a population of one million in this
Private Life. — Mr. Buchanan will retire to
a beautiful country-seat which he has recently
purchased near Lancaster, Penn., after the 4th
of March next
Mexican Debt. —The debt of Mexico to G.
Britain is £10,241,650, on which there ate un
paid arrears of interest to the amount of £1,090,-
000 more. *
St. Lot is —The last census of this city show s
the population to be 55,952.
YY omas s Mission. —ln morals the work of
woman is reconstructive. Here she is a pio
neer. In all that elevates and beautifies human
ity—in all that imparts loveliness to the domes
tic circle, or affords security to virtue—in all
that relates to the social and immortal happiness
of mankind, she is to take the lead By her po
sition, she is arrayed in deadly and uncompro
mising hostility against all that mars this beauty,
or destroys this peace or assails these rights.
She is to war on vice, however sanctioned or
guarded ; and by the control which she exercises
over men, to restrain them from its contagion.
L'nder God, it depends on her whether this ru
ined earth is to be regenerated, aud to glow a
gain beneath the smile ofits Creator and Re
deemer; or whether it is still to darkle in tho
blackening gloom of the universal curse. In
this respect her reproach is taken away; for if in
a fatal moment, she lured man from the walks,
and flowers, and melody of his early paradise, to
her is given to lead him hack to his higher and
purer heaven. Glorious mission! A mission
that angels well might covet, —a mission which
attests her right to claim a higher and closeraffin
ity with them.
Such, then, is the sphere and the mission of
woman. And here the question arises. YY’hat
is the corollary to all this? Most clearly, that
woman should be educated—not superficial!v,
but deeply profoundly educated. If she have
such a work to perform—a work Tis such im
measurable magnitude and importance—her pre
paration must ho equal to it.
She requires the refinement of taste, and the
finish of thought, which are derived from the
study of the ancient literature, in the tongues
which first gave utterance. She must go hack
to those sources of fancy, and feeling, and
thought, or she can never know half the history
or the products of mind.
She should be thoroughly acquainted with na
ture, through the medium of the natural sciences.
She must look on nature, not with the dreaming
eye of poetry, but through the penetrating glass
es of philosophy. She must explore its broad
est fields, dive into its deepest mines, and scale
its most unfrequented heights.
She must be deeply versed in the exact scien
ces. YVho so much needs the massive strength
and ready discipline of mathematics? She
should climb its endless golden chain, link after
link, till the powers of calculation and deduction
are expanded to their utmost capacity.
She must also possess the highest attainable
knowledge of the laws of mind. She should
clearly understand its capabilities, and the impul
ses which can arouse it to action—what hopes
will allure, aud and vvliat fears w ill restrain it—
what motives will move, and vvliat influences
will depress it. Otherwise, how can she give it
the right direction? How can she lead it to the
contemplation of truth, and emplant within it
these high enobling views which are to lead it
to distinction and virtue?
In short, if there were thing as the uni
verse revolving within the grasp of a single
mind,that mind should be woman's. She needs
expansion, and strength, and preckion, which
suck a pitch of attachment alone can give her.
Andjunless her mind he thus stored with knowl
edge, and disciplined to tltpught, she will prove
an unworthy and inefficient agent, vainly strug
gling, or recklessly trifling with the immense re
sponsible of her sublime mission.— Murdock.
A Letter. —There is a letter in the P. O.i
for the handsomest man in Washington City.—
YY’onder who he is ?
Official Election Returns.
Dem. YY’hig. Deni. YY’hig.
Cass. Tavlor. Jackson. King.
Appling, 108 144 139 131
Bryan, 60 123 49 78
Bullocb, 377 43 341 15
Camden, 220 106 165 61
Chatham, 741 843 576 642
Effingham, 99 183 106 165
Emanuel, 207 155 53 58
Glynn, 22 132 24 104
Laurens, 25 567 23 452
Liberty, 132 171 143 171
Lowndes, 397 507 363 419
Mclntosh, 98 117 94 71
Montgomery, 24 231 28 168
Tattnall, '44 361 58 306
Telfair, 150 160 107 135
Thomas, 250 526 274 436
Ware, 161 193 98 90
Way tie, 69 58 39 47
3184 4620 2680 3549
Taylor’s maj. 1436 King’s maj. 869.
Cass. Taylor. YY r ellborn Calhoun.
Baker, 634 ' 341 551 291
Decatur, 350 493 346 430
Dooly, 571 319 447 254
Early, 505 200 460 198
Houston, 674 697 638 626
Irwin, 355 86 276 60
Lee, 181 323 154 340
Macon, 271 3SB 261 359
Marion, 477 510 430 436
Muscogee, 856 1330 546 1141
Pulaski, 423 320 376 234
Randolph, 724 780 652 627
Stewart, 686 926 6-33 873
Sumter, 587 733 535 639
7294 7476 6625 6538
Taylor’s maj. 182—Wellborn’s maj. 87.
- Cass. Taylor. Cary.- Owen.
Bibb, 805 705 692 599
Crawfotd, 434 402 396 361
Harris, 103 870 308 759
Monrue, 664 791 588 721
Pike, 892 828 758 677
Talbot, 738 819 707 765
Twiggt, 414 331 328 263
Upson, 344 657 423 609
4694 5403 4260 4754
Taylor’s maj 709—Owens’maj. 494.
Cass. Taylor. Haralson YY’illiamson.
Campbell, 582 281 562 230
Carroll, 834 475 791 347
Coweta, 662 522 634 725
Fayette, 717 521 660 4!9
Heard, 473 .415 474 380
Henry, 524 939 792 859
Meritve her, 768 717 776 570
Newton, 502 1045 494 893
Troup, 384 1122 349 91S
5746 6337 5532 5341
Taylor’s maj. 591—Iiaralstfli’s maj. 191.
Cass, Taylor. Hackctt. Calhoun.
Cass, 1513 98S 1213 663
Chattooga, 39S 402 363 256
Cherokee, 983 660 738 401
Cobb, 1261 862 1008 637
Dade, 258 102 203 59
Delvalb, 1097 799 948 754
Floyd, 673 680 654 559
Forsyth, 747 629 653 464
Gilmer, 855 402 596 175
Gwinnett, 635 745 551 555
Murray. 1072 799 74S 445
Paulding, 420 352 342 289
Walker, 965 784 756 584
10877 8201 8767 5904
Cass’ maj. 2673—Ilackett’s maj. 2563.
Cass. Taylor. Cobb Harris.
Clark, 495 624 450 532
Elbert, 161 991 123 803
Franklin, 965 363 819 261
Habersham, 778 425 681 266
Hall, 664 521 659 437
Jackson, 688 561 650 493
Lumpkin, 1097 652 524 418
Madison, 326 336 295 284
Rabun, 207 55 200 39
Union, 641 412 525 300
Walton, 741 514 635 481
6763 5454 5891 4314
. Cass’ maj. 127!)—Cobb’s maj. 1577.
Cass. Taylor. Dav. Stephens.
Baldwin, 322 382 238 282
Butts, 420 269 318 244
Greene, 139 527 93 629
Jasper, 512 409 40S 385
Jones, 415 401 389 372
Morgan, 300 467 239 392
Oglethorpe, 193 636 154 526
Putnam. 294 399 289 363
Taliaferro, 65 388 32 436
Wilkinson, 498 473 412 390
3148 4654 2602 4019
Taylor’s maj.1506-Stephens’maj. 1417.
Cass. Taylor. Lawson. Toombs.
Burke, 215 '598 321 456
Columbia, 250 519 196 405
Hancock, 283 473 216 403
Jefferson, 111 607 91 495
Lincoln, 120 238 133 206
Richmond, 595 908 461 586
Scriven, 223 265 203 190
Warren, 360 614 305 531
Washington, 626 692 108 525
Wilkes, 293 452 214 435
3076 5366 2551 4232
Taylor’smaj. 2290—Toombs’maj. 1681
Democratic vole for Congress, 184S, 38,908
Whig vote for Congress, 1818, 38,651
Democratic majority, 257
Polk’s majority, in Georgia,in 1814, 20 49
To the Honorable Inferior Court of Bibb County:
The undersigned in obedience to your request,
has carefully examined the Books and Papers
showing the indebtedness of the County of Bibb,
and he is happy to state that he finds that the
County is able to pay all its debts.
Since September, 1847, there has been paid
and canceled, County Orders amounting to the
sum ofsl 2,477 27.
A plain record has been kept of the payment
of each Order and a copy in substance of each,
and by whom paid, is entered on the Minutes
of this Court, that every tax payer who wishes
can see what has become of his money paid to
the Tax Collector.
The indebtedness of the County as shown from
the Clerk’s Books, is $2,546 20
Assets which can be made available, 2,63!) 00
Excess in favor of the County, $92 80
This may approximate to the true amount, but
I regret to add that it is not altogether reliable.
In some instances Orders marked “paid” on the
Bill book, are yet in circulation, and some Or
ders are in circulation that have never been
entered on the Clerk’s books. I would respect
fully suggest that anew set ofßooks bo opened
and that after the amount now due the County
is applied in extinguishment of outstanding debts,
that all persons holding Orders, if there should
he any, present them to this Court and secure in
lieu thereof, County Scrip, redeemable in Taxes,
and that all Orders issued hereafter be redeemable
in Taxes, and so expressed in the face thereof
This would give the County a good credit and
enable it to obtain labor and materials at fair
prices. T. P. STUBBS,
Attorney for Bibb County.
Dec. 4th, 1848.
IN CHAMBERS, 4th Dec., 1848.
Ordered, That the aforegoing he published in
the papers of this city.
XIIOS. HARDEMAN, j. i. c.
NATHAN C. MUNROE, j. i. c.
KEELIN COOK, j i. c.
dec 16 3—lt
In this city on the 11th inst. Mrs. Martha J.
wife of Mr. Charles Bone, of Macon.
[Corrected Weekly , for the Southern Museum.]
Hog round, 7 a 8
Hams, lb. 8 a 9
Shoulders, 5 a 6
Sides, 5 a 6
Dundee, 17 alB
Hemp, 17 a 18
Gunny, 18 a 20
BALE ROPE,IO all
Crackers, 8a 10
Goshen, 22 a25
Country, 15 a2O
Sperm, lb., 35 a 36
Tallow, 1a 17
Goshen, 9 a 10
Cuba, none, 8 a 9
Rio, 74 a 84
Java, 11 a 124
COTTON, lb. 4 a 5j
Manilla, 12 als
Mackerel,No I,lla 12
No. 2. 8 a 9
No. 3, 64 a 7
Codfish, Hi 6 a 8
Canal, hbl 74 a 8
Country, 1h.34 a 3|
YVindow, 44 a54
Corn,bush.3s a 40
Oats, 30 a 35
Peas, 50 a 75
Keg, C a 7
Swedes,cast 44 a 5
English, bar 4 a 44
American, 4.J a 5
Hoop, 7 a 8
Sheet, 8 a 10
Nail Rods, 7 a 8
LARD. C 4 a 7
Pig and bar, G a 7-
Stone, hbl, 2.' a 2-1
Cherokee, Ija 14
LUMBER,M 10 a 124
N. Orleans, 35 a 40
Hav. sweet,27 a2B
YVrcight, 19 a 20
Cut,4d to 20d 5a 54
Sperm. $1 a lj
Fall stroll'd,7s a I
Linseed,Am.Bs a 1
Tanner's, 50 n 60
OS N A B UR G S
Per yard, 7 a 9
Black, 10 a 124
Malaga,box, 2 a 2-4
Do half do la 1.)
Do qr. do 87 a 1
RICE, !b. 4 a 44
Muscovado,6 a 8
St. Croix, 8 a 10
Havana,w. B.J a 94
Havana, b. 7 a 8
N. Orleans,6 a 8
Loaf, 104 a 124
Liverp’l, s"k,l 4 a If
Turks Isl’d.b. $1
Spanish, M. 20 a3O
American, 5 a 10
All sizes, sl4 a If
Ain yellow, 5 a 6
TALLOW, 9 a 10
Souchong,so a 75
Hyson, 75 a 1}
Gunpowder,7s a 1.1
Manufao’d,s a 12
Cavendish,3o a 50
TWINE, 20 a 25
Seine, 18 a 20
Brandy, C. $3 a 4
Domes.do. 62 a 75
Gin, Hol’d. 14 a 2
Do. Am. 40 h 50
Rum, Jam. 2 a 24
N.England,3B a 404
YVhtskey, 25 a 28
YY’cstern, 31 a 33
Baltimcre,3s a 37
P. Brandy,GO a 75
Madeira, $2 a 24
Tcneriffe, I.J a 2
Malaga, 60 a75
Champaign,d. 0a 00
Port, 14 a 24
MACON MARKET, DEC. 16, -1848.
COTTON—Since the news by the Britannia
prices have advanced a fraction, and sales are
pretty freely made at our quotations. The re
ceipts are to a fair extent. YVe quote as ex
tremes, to-day 4.) a 54 cents—principal sales 41}
a 5 cents.
CORN—3S a 40 cents per bushel.
MEAL—4Oc. per bushel.
BEEF—3 a 4 cents per pound.
EGGS—IS a 18 cents per dozen.
PORK—34 a 3-i cents per lb.
POTATOES—Sweet 25c. per bushel. Irish
do. $1 a I.J do.
PEAS—SO a 62c. per bushel.
FOYVLS—IS a 20c. each.
HIDES—7 a Bc. per lb.
FODDER—62 a 74c. per hundred pounds.
TALLOYV—B a 10c. per lb.
COLUMBUS, DEC. 9. Cotton. —Sales past
week, from 4 to 5 rents, good demand, and buy
ers freely taking all offering at market price.
Stock on hand, old Cotton, Sep
tember 1, 1848 1,725
Received this week, : 4,482
Received previously, : 18,744-23,226
Shipped-this week, 2,298
Shipped previously, 4,813 —7,111
Stock on hand, 17,840
SAVANNAH, DEC. 13. Cotton.— Arrived
since the 6th inst. 125335 bales Upland, (6,783
by Railroad) and 113 Sea Island—cleared in the
same time 10t716 bales Upland and 82 S. Island
leaving on band, including all on shipboard
not cleared, a stock of 21,739 bales Upland and
1145 bales Sea Island—against 8,300 bales Up
land and 817 bales Sea Island, same time last
On YY’ednesday there was a better inquiry, and
sales reached 1219 bales, at the decline noticed
on Tuesday . On Thursday sales amounted to
1102 bales vv ithout change in prices. On Friday
sales were 854 bales at former rates. The de
mand became better on Saturday, and 2003 bales
changed bands at a trifling advance cn some
qualities. Tiie sales on Monday amounted to
1400 bales without change in prices. Yesterday
162 G bales wpre sold, and the market closes a
little easier, but without any material change in
quotations The aggregate sales of the week a
mount to 8,204 bales at from 4 j to 6c.
Ordinary to good ordinary, 5 a 5J
Middling to good middling, 5£ a 54
Middling Fair, : 5| a—
Fair to good Fair, ; 5| a 6
AUGUSTA, DEC. 12. Cotton. —YVe liave
Liverpool circulars to the 47th of November, by
the Britannia, and from them we learn that the
imports up to that date amount to 1,418,000
bales, against 988,000 bales at the same date last
year; that the stock on hand now amounts to
462,000 bales, against 398,000 hales. The ave
rage weekly amounts taken for consumption this
year is 25,500 bales, whilst last year it was but
19,96S bales ; amounting this year to 1,175,311
bales, against 918,540 bales last year. Specula
tors this year, so far, have entered the markets
but little, the amount taken being but 70,000
bales, against 293,650 bales last year. The Ex
ports shew a slight increase, being 144,570 bales,
against 114,740 bales last year.
The market for our staple remains steady, and
our letters would indicate that no improvement
in prices ought to be calculated on. They say
that the better descriptions were neglected, and
an improved demand had taken place in the mid
dling qualities. The quotations for fair cottons
remain at3}d. and middling at 3-4d., which is
about equal to 54c. for fair in Augusta and sc.
The receipts at the different points now a
mount to 639,839 bales, against 395,138 bales at
the same date last year; the increase being
68,298 bales at Savannah and 103,541 bales at
Charleston ; the total increase is 244,701 bales.
The stock on hand at the principal points
amounts to 334,707 bales, against 296,632 bales
last year. The exports to Great Britain show a
very largo increase, being now 271,757 bales,
against 114,910 bales.
The total exports amount to 525,882 bales this
year, against 303,947 bales, shewing an increase
of 221,835 hales. The exports to France show
a fulling off of 16,543 bales, and this we fear
will he the case for some tirna to come.
Our market opened on YY’epnesday with a
good demand, which has continued all the week
and a very heavy business has been done at very
full prices. The receipts by the railroads, the
river and by wagons, have been very heavy,and
our factors have been free sellers. The sales of
the week amount to 6,111 bales, at from 4§ to
Central Railroad and Banking
Company of Georgia.
YNNAufiJEC. 5, 1848.
DIVIDEND No. 12.—A Dividend of $3 per
Share on the Stock of this Company (other
than the 8 per cent. Stock,) has been declared
this day, payable on and nfler the 15th ii.st.
GEO. J. BULLOCH, Cashier.
Holders of the new 8 per cent. Stock will bo
paid the Fourth Semi-Annual Dividend, on and
after the 15th inst.
dec 16 3—st
Central Railroad and Banking
Company of Georgia.
SAVANNAH, NOV. 30, 1848.
THE Annual Election for Nine Directors, to
manage the affairs of this institution, will bo
held at the Banking House in this city, on
MONDAY, the first day of JANUARY Next,
between the hours of 10, A. M., and 2, P M.
By order, GEO. J. BULLOCH, Cashier,
dec 9 2—4 t
To Persons afflicted with the
THE subscriber living in Pike County, 7 miles
below Gritfiu, near the Macon Road, offers
his services to Persons afflicted with Gravel and
Stone. remedies being all vegetable are
warranted safe and successful. He pledges him
self that in all cases of failure the money shall
he refunded. His charges will be Twenty-Five
Dollars in each case. All those suffering under
this painful malady will be benefitted dv giving
him a call. SAMUEL MALLETT.
dec 16 —3t
NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS! 1
BdUVCnOJFT’S, Cotton Avenue’
SELLING OFF, at and under Mew York Cosf.
Dec 2 I—l£
New Book and Job Printing Office,
CORNER OF WALNUT AND FIFTH
STREETS, MACON, GEORGIA.
rjAHE undersigned, Proprietor of The South
_L f.rm Museum, respectfully informs tho
Public, that he has an extensive assortment of
New and beautiful PRINTING TYPE, and is
prepared do execute all orders in the Printing
line, with neatness and despatch, and upon th y
most favorable terms —such as—
SHOW-RILLS , BLANKS,
PAMPHLETS, LABELS, S, e.
YVM. B. HARRISON.
Macon, Dec. 1, 1848.
fTYIIE Subscriber having purchased the entire
l interest of Mr. E. S. ROGERS, in the
above business, is prepared to carry it on, on his
own uccount,Httheold Stand on Cotton Avenue.
Double and Single Barreled Guns, Rifles,
Pistols, Powder, Flasks, Shot Pouches, Caps,
Powder, Shut, Lead , h,c.,for sale.
All YY’ork done with neatness and despatch,
and warranted. Terms Cash.
THOMAS M. EDEN,
dec 2 I—ts
-jmie undersigned respectfully informs tho,
3. citizeqs of Macon and its vicinity, that ho
is prepared to execute all orders iu the TIN
MANUFACTURING LINE, with neatness
and despatch. His Shop fronts on Second Street
opposite the Marine «& Fire Insurance Bank-
He offers for sale a Set of Tinner's Tools.
THOMAS K. JONES •
dec 2 1- It