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Is published in the city of Macon every Saturday, at
two dollars in advance, three dollars at the end of
the year—one Dollar and fifty cents for six months.
X > subscription received for a less period—and no pa
per discontinued,'until ah arrears are paid, unless at the
otion of the Publisher.
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Wouldst have thy son acquire a noble port,
A manly bearing;—make his eye acute
As that of the hawk, and his young limbs vio
With those of roe-buck in agility ?
The noble art of fencing let him learn.
Tlfß. FRANCIS GEORGE BAUGE, a gentleman
IYI from Paris, would respectfully inform the citizens
of this place, and its vicinity, that he has Opened his
Fencing School, at the Central Hotel, where he will
give lessons in the Small Sword, Broad Sword, Quarter
Staff, and Cane Defence. Pugilism will also be taught
to perfection. Mr. B. particularly requests that all
names will he promptly entered on or before the 25th
instant, as a class will be formed on that day, for the
purpose of receiving instruction, simultaneously—he be
ing just. as well prepared for teaching 100, or more, a*
one and the same time, as a smaller number ; and, also,
as he intends leaving Macon as soon as he shall have
given said class the requisite number of lessons—which
is 50. Mr. B. pledges himself to render his pupils profi
cient, during his course of lessons, otherwise no charge
will be made. Payments not required in advance.
RULES OF THE ACAEEMV.
1. Gentlemen on entering the Fencing Room, are re
quested not to smoke, or spit on the floor.
2. No Scholar,. or Visitor, must interrupt those who
are taking lessons.
3. Swearing, and all obscene language prohibited.
4. Do nut make sport of the awkwardness of new
5. Do not play or romp in the room during school
6. Each scholar is allowed to invite four visitors, but
no scholar can admit the same four more that once.
7. Parents and guardians can be admitted at all times.
8. Do not set-to with any scholar, until your Teacher
takes off his mask and lays by his foil.
9. On entering and leaving the Academy observe a
military carriage of your person and the attitude of a
10. One lesson will be given in each branch, every
day. If a scholar misses a lesson, he will be permitted
to take double lessons when he has time.
11. No person in a state of intoxication shall be admit
ted into the room ; and if he is a scholar, he will be dis
12. Any person taking the first lesson, will be held
responsible for the whole course.
13. Payment is not required until the termination of |
the course, and if Mr. Bailee does not give full satisfac
tion, scholars will nor be compelled to pay a cent.
14. Hours of Teaching, will be stated at the Acade
15. Neglect on the part of the Teacher, will release
the scholar from the tuition money.
16. The Teacher will not be held responsible for the
neglect of the scholar.
17. After the course of any scholar has terminated,
the room will always be open to him —and the Teacher
will, with pleasure, practice with him free of charge.
18. Ladies shall never be denied admittance as spec
19. Scholars are requested to be graceful in their de
meanor, and to salute the audience before they com
mence their exercises.
20. Scholars are requested not to put the button of
their swords on the floor, or leave their gloves and masks,
or foils, in any other-than their proper places.
21. Scholars are requested not to fence without masks
22. If anv scholar shall injure or deface the Acade
my, he will be held liable for such injury.
£t2r Persons on becoming pupils of Mr. B. will be re
quired to observe strictly the above rules.
\* Pupils who are not prepared with foils, can be
supplied by Mr. B. Should they not wish to purchase,
a moderate charge will be made for the use of )hem.
SET Mr. Bauge proposes to make any gentleman per
fect in a short time in the use of the Small Sword, Broad
Sword, Quarter Staff and Cane Defence. The science
of Pugilism will also he taught to perfection.
*** Gentlemen who may wish to have a trial of skill
with Mr. P*. can be accommodated at any time.
January 13 12
Central Rail Road and Banking Company 1
Savannah, January 2 d, 1833. J
TYTOTICE is hereby given that an instalment of SlO
J-* per share on the capital stock of this institution, is
required to be paid on or before the 2d Saturday in March
next—one half to be applied to banking, and one half
Stockholders at and in the neighbrohood of Macon,
can make payment at die Branch in hat city.
R. It. CUYLEIt; Cashier.
January 13. 12a
MACON, (Ga.) SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1838.
MACON SPRING RACJES.
THE annual spring Races over the Central Course
will commence on Tuesday, the 20th of March,
when the following purses will be offered. :
First Day, mile heats,:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Purse $250
Second Day, two mile heats,:::::::::::::::::Purse 350
Third Day, three mile heats,:::::::::::::::s:Purse 500
Fourth Day, four mile heats,::::::::::::::::: :Purse 750
Fifth Day, mile heats, best three in five,: :Puree 300
Weights agreeable to the rules of the track.
MUSTIAN" & MOTT.
January 13 21n
£3” The Macon Telegraph, Augusta Sentinel, Col
umbus Enquirer, Alabama Journal, (Georgia Journal,
and New-York Spirit of the Times, will sgivethe abovt
four weekly insertions and forward the-ir account fm
payment. M. & M.
THE subscribe! respectfully informs his friend:
an d th e public in general, that he has taken tlu
,above named Establishment, whioh having bet
recently thoroughly repaired and enlarged at great ex
pence—is now open for the reception of Travellers ,
Boarders, <.\c. The chambers are lar<*e and airy—the
servants competent and attentive. If is Table shal
constantly be supplied with every delicacy the Seasu.
and Market will furnish. His Bar is stocked with the
choicest Wines and Liquors. And in order more efifee
tuallv to make it a firs’ rate House, lie has called to h
aid the services or Mr. A. Eller, of D<zlfimore, whose
long experience at Barnum’s City Hotel, has justly en
titled him to the reputation of a Caterer For the public.—
The subscriber, therefore, hopes by his unremitting ex
ertions to please, to receive a liberal sha re of patronage.
HORACE R. WARD.
N. B. Good Stabling attached to the Hotel, with faith
ful and attentive Ostlers.
December 16 Btf
a THE small House on cotton Avenue; at pres
ent occupied by C. G. St. John as .i iewelry store.
Also for bale, an experience cook. Woman. Ap
ply to ‘ JAMES A.. NISBET..
December 2. * fi
Ware-House autl Commission TJusiness.
—■ - THE subscriber begs leave to inform
j 4k 'MI friends the public generally, that he
(u, has taken the well known s'and for
merlv occupied by Lippitt & Higgins,
as a Ware-House. The house is large,
and as safe from Fire as anv Ware-Honste in the city,
and for close storage it excels any house in the city, al
so for safety and convenience. A share of public pat
ronage is respectfully solicited.
C. L. TI OWL AND.
N. B. The AUCTION business will J»e kept up at
the above stand, which is one of the best houses in the
city for the above business. Strict attention will be
paid to the sale of any goods that the public may see
proper to confer upon him. Very res pee. rfullv,
C. L. HOWLAND.
frCr Consignments respectfully solicited.
December 1 6
F. F. LEWIS,
FASHIONABLE MERCHANT TAILOR,
7"HERE gentlemen can be accommodated with
wv suits made to order, on the shortest notice, and
j of the best material of English and French Goods—and
of the most recent style. Also, a fine assortment of the
best Ready-Made Clothing of every description, com
mon in his business. Citizens and tra rasient persons,
by giving him a call, will find a choice selection of Fan
Also, UNIFORMS made to order in the best and la
test style, and good materials.
(rood workmen arc employed, and all orders will be
strictly and punctually attended to.
Wanted. —Two Journeymen Tailors, to whom lib
eral wages and steady employ will be given.
December 9 7
MISS N. IVES would announce to the ladies of
Macon and its vicinity, that she lias located her
self in this city, with the intention of pursmingthe above
mentioned business. Long experience, and the gen
eral satisfaction which she has heretofore given, war
rant her in saying to the ladies of Macon and its vicin
ity, that, she fully believes her work will please both in
elegance and durability of workmanship Having beet)
in New-York within a few days, where she procured
the latest fashions, she would solicit the ladies to trive
her work one trial, pledging herself that no pains shall
be spared on her part to suit all who call upon her.
Her house is the next door (south) ofß.R.Graves’
store, on Cherrv-street.
December 16 6tf
To the Friends and Patrons ot the “ GEOR
WE take this measure of informing ourfriends and
the public generally, that circumstances entire
ly beyond our control have prevented the issuing our
paper at the time specified in our prospectus.
Our Type, <fec. were ordered sufficiently early to have
filled our engagement, allowing a reasonable and com
mon time for them to arrive, but such has not been the
case. The public, however, are assured that the publi
cation of the “ Mirror” will be commenced as soon as
circumstances will allow. BEN. OARDNER,
11. H. BARROW.
Florence, Stewart County, Ga., January 1,1838.
tCr The papers of this State, friendly to ours, will
oblige us bv giving thus an insertion. G. & B.
January 6 11
Mulberry-street, Itiacon, Georgia. *
•TIIIE undersigned would inform tlie citziens of Mft-
A con, and the public generally, tha* thy ab£ve
waving been recently supplied with anchure ntwaud
anti (Drtiantcntal 3lcl) Cppr,
He is prepared to receive, and execute, orders for Print
ing, such as —
Mercantile, Professional and Visiting Cards,
Pamphlets, Circulars, Biills of Lading,
Bills of Exchange, Blank Checks, Drafts, * t
Bank Notices, Bill Heads, Receipts, Orders,
Hat Tips, Badges, Protests, Invitations, -
Concert and Assembly Tickets,
Druggists’ and Confectioner’s Labels,
Marriage Licence, Funeral Notices, &c. &c.
And flatters himself (from the knowledge he has of
he business,) he will be'able to give satisfaction to all
wiio may favor the establishment with their patronage.
C. R IIANLEITER
Orders from the country thankfully received and
promptly attended to.
REA & TARDY.
rIJE subscribers are now prepared to execute all.
kinds of House, Sign and Ornamental Painting,
either in the city or country. Orders w ill be promptly
i tended to. They can be found at the Brick House
■ecently occupied by Joseph Wainright, opposite (w est)
the Court House.
•'January 6 line
THE copartnership heretofore exisfingunder the firm
of H. & J. SHOT WELL, was dissolved on the
Ist of January, bv mutual consent. Tile business wifi
Sc conducted in future by H. Shotyvell, who will set
le the business of the late firm.
HARVEY SHOT WELL,
January 6 lip
partnership tlm' has been under the name of
N- Horace Fitch in this citv, and Lewis Fitch & Cos.
New-Haven, Conn, will be dissolved by its ow n limita
tion on the first of January. Asa new arrangement
will be made in the business, all persons indebted to us
will please make an early settlement.
December 30* 10
liUsrin's Patent Rowi**-Knife Pistols.
Tt ELGIN’S Patent Bowie-Knife Pistols, just recei
\ed and ibr sole by
ROBINSON, WRIGHT A CO.
December 1 6
“ The world is full of Poetry—the air
Is living with its spirit: and the waves
Dance to ihe music of its melodies,
And sparkle in its brightness.”
From the Charles on Courier.
Oceola at the Charleston Theatre.
BV JAKES B. RANSOM.
The chandeliers sent iorth a dazzling light,
And splendid lamps and paintings shone around,
The scenery was superb, and all looked bright,
While not one vacant seat could there be found.
Indeed, a prince of high pretensions might
Have viewed the scene, without a single'frown—
For beauty, fashion, learning, all combinded
To form a crowd, genteel, polite, refined.
Then Oceola, with his warriors came —
A stern, unbending stoic hand they were —
Whose names, in truth, will “long be known to fame,”
For deeds of valor, and for love of war.
With ear-rings, trinkets, necklaces and bands,
Heads deck’d with feathers, rings upon their hands—
A group so mild, grotesque, and yet so sage,
Had very seldom looked upon the stage.
I mark’d the heavy thought upon his brow,
Which clung like mist upon the mountain top,
And wate’dnis listless mien and careless bow,
'As tho’ he saw the play, but heard it not.
And then his lips would breathe some secret vow,
To strike for injuries ne’er to be forgot,
And peril all, tho’ life should be the cost,
To save his native home and country, lost.
The lovely glow of Juliana's * face,
Her smiles and blushes, and the tears she.shed,
Her splendid attitude, and jiative grace,
Were to his war-lit fancy, stale and ifpad.
Yes, there he sat, subdued, but still enraged.
Like the fierce tiger when he’s caught and caged,
Will lie composed— yet when you pass him by,
You’ll see a “ lurking devil in his eye.”
The softest strains of music fell unheard,
A’id every sound seemed lost upon his ear—
While songs that spoke of love in every word,
Nor made him smile, nor sigh, nor drop a rear:
For his wild thoughts, like some unfettered bird,
Flew swift as lightning to that home too dear,
Where his undaunted heart still longed to go,
To raise the savage yell, and fight the foe.
* The play was the lloney-Moon — Juliana, by Mtss
© a b, HAsaiL!ia , ir2a i , ?iaiii?3‘o , SK & p-ysiasMia.
Leaving Fort Mahon.
The winter had passed—the time of the
singing of birds had come, and the voice of
the turtle was heard iu the land—when we, as
these awakening instincts of nature,
weighed our anchors from the sale bed ill
which they hud long been planted, and in com
pany with the flag-ship, which had first caught
the moving infection, floated quietly fiom the
harbor of Mahon, with recollections that en
deared the past, and anticipations that bright
ened the future. The last voice I heard, was
that of a bird singing from a tree that shades
an extreme clilf, and where it would seem a3
if the little warbler had come to give Ins part
ing cheer. 1 admired that bird for several rea
sons: for its plumage—it was gay as hope;
for its voice—it was full of sweetest melody;
for its courage—it was one of tiie lew taut
iiad escaped tne shot and snares of our w icked
pastimes; for its spirit of forgiveness'—we had
been all winter pek mg the' I tones of its fellows,
and perhaps hud deprived it of its vernal mate;
yet it came forth to brea:ho its farewell, with
the forgiving, clinging affection of the female
heart for the one no longer worthy of her love
and confidence. It the doctrine of the Sami
an sage be true. I would ask that at death my
spirit may pas into the form of such a beauti
ful bird as this; hot that I would, in that event,
sing to those who hud plotU and my death ; but l
would fly to the Convent of Santa Clara, and
perching close to the grated window of the im
prisoned Maria, relieve with my notes the soli
tude of iter cell; and so sweet and impassion- .
ed should the strain I would sing, that the won
dering nun should every night murmur iu her
“A lovely bird with azure wings,
And song that save a thousand things,
And seems to say them all for me !’
And if the Lady Abbess came, as she undoubt
edly would, to drive me away, I would sing a
note in her ear, more fearful than.that of tho
death-watch in the chamber of the dying. For
aside from the mischievous energy with which
she exercises her abbaticab functions, she has a
face and figure that can fear no change that
may betide humanity, and which would justify
the expenses and pains of a journey to the
Temple of Helen at Therapne. I shall never
forgive her for thrusting her ugly hand between
my bps and the fingers of the beautiful Marta,
just as I was taking my last leave. Sue mtgln
.at least have accorded me this latt and *!< li
gate indulgence of affection, af er having ac
cepted of me, with evident emotions of delig it,
a dozen of the best Virginia hams that ever
yet crossed the Atlantic. But I have observ
ed, that a woman excessively ugly is usually
excessively perverse. It would seem as if she
intended to retaliate the wrongs of nature in
discriminately upon her unoffending species.
No one of my female readers, I am sure, will
take an exception to this remark, or construe
it into a personality; lor, whatever facts might
justify, her good opinion will prevent her rank
ing herself with the class to which it refers. —
As for the abbess of the convent of Santa
Clara, I may yet perhaps have an opportunity
of returning her ungrateful effrontery; for if
we drop anchor at Madeira, on our return
home, it may not be iny fault if she has riot
one the less nun on whom to rivet the chain of
her sanctimonious tyranny. * * *
The Royal Nassau Balloon.
This stupenduous and indeed unrivalled ae
rostatic machine, ascended from tire area of the
Salford Gass Works on Monday week. The
immense size of the balloon, and tiie fame of
rs celebrated voyage from London to Weil
berg, appeared to excite considerable atteutiorf
and curiosity, not only in Salford, but in all
the towns within a circumference of ten miles,
and at four o’clock t ’ere could not have been
fewer than two thousand, perhaps as many as
two thousand five hundred persons w thin the
enclosure. Without, there were collected in
every street and place, in all the windows, and
upon tiie roofs overlooking the yard an inl
ine se multitude of people Tiie day being
fine, and the sky remarkably clear, and free