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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.
Js i subscription received for a less period—and no pa
per discontinued, until all arrears are paid, unless at the
option of the Publisher.
Advertisements will be inserted at the usual rates of
advertising, with a reasonable deduction to yearly ad
vertisers. sKT Our Advertising friends are requested
to mars, the lumber of insertions, on their advertise
ments —otherwise they will be published till forbid, and
Religious, Marriage and Obituary Notices inserted free
Sir Letters, on business, either to the Publisher or
Editor, must come post paid to insure attention.
iflulberry-street, ltlacon, Georgia.
TIIE undersigned would inform the citziens of Mi
con, and the public generally, that the above ofiiei
having been recently supplied with an entire new aim
beautiful assortment of
IJlafn anb 0 vita mental .Hob Cnyr,
He is prepared to receive, and execute, orders for Print
ing, such as—
Mercantile, Professional and Visiting Cards,
Pamphlets, Circulars, Biills of Lading,
Bits of Exchange, B’nnU. Checks, Drafts,
Bank Notices, Bill Heads, Receipts, Orders,
Hat Tips, Badges, Protests, Invitations,
Concert and Assembly Tickets,
Druggists’ and Confectioner’s JLabels,
Marriage Licence, Funeral Notices, &.C. &c.
And flatters himself, (from the knowledge he has cf
the business,) he will be able to give satisfaction to r.
who may favor the establishment with their patronage.
C. R HANLEITER
Orders from the country thankfully received an
promptly attended to.
rpilE subscriber is now prepared to execute all kino
* *f Hous-:;. Sign and Ornamental Paiutie
an ' Shun, Muiberry-s.reef, opposite the Post-Ollic
a t me door below the Central Rail-Road Bank.
O, aero, .either in the city or country, thankfully roci
ve l and promptly attended to.
DANIEL T. REA.
February 10 * 10
Central Rail Road and Banking Company ,
Savannah, January 2d, 1838, )
I\TOTICE is hereby given that an instalment of 8;
•f * per share on the capital stock of this institution,
required to be paid on or before the 2d Saturday in Mar
next —one half to be applied to banking, and one h f
Stockholders at and indie neighbdfhoo lof Maco
cun make payment at die Branch in .hat city.
R. R. CUYLER, Cashier.
January 13. 12a
Georgia Insurance and Trust Company.
ri-Vl' TAL ONE MILLION DOLLARS ALL PAiD IN
Fjp Iff IS company continues to insure dwelling houses.
-0. stores merchandise, cotron in ware-houses, h.i.
lirirtnrp, against loss by fire—and takes inland and ru:.
rne risks on terms as favorable as other responsible ( •
stitotioiis. Claims for losses are settled with promptne
cud libendity. Apply to C. DAY, Agent.
December 9 6m7
UffVir, Cifv OFFICES will hereafter be kept in tin
-®- Room over the M.”-ket, adjoining the Coune:'
Ctnmber. Office hours from 11 to 1 each day.
February 3 lip
THERSONS wishing any description of Licenses, car
>litain the same by application to me, at the Post-
O "me. JESSE L. OWEN, Clerk Council.
January 27 14
A LT. persons having accounts against the firm of
Cook &. Cowles, and J. Cowles, are requested to
praseu* them at tbe Counting Room of the subscriber.
January 27 l ltf J. COWLES.
FJ4HE co-partnership heretofore existing between the
A subsenb- rs, under the firm of Dickinson & Ware
was dissolved on the 30th ultimo, by mutual consent;
and Mr. T. Dickinson is duly authorized to receive all
debts due the concern, and adjust all claims against the i
Dame. Mr. T. Dickinson is authorized to use the name
oi said firm in adjusting the business of the concern.
E. AUGUSTUS WARE.
February 3 15tf
rIIHE subscriber having associated with him, Allen
-* L. Luce, they will transact business under the
name, stvle and firm of Wm. B. Johnston & Cos.
WM. B. JOHNSTON.
_ Macon, January 1, 1838. 13tf
A LL persons indebted to the subscriber, either by note
„ or °pen account, arc verv respectfully invited to
call and settle the same. WM. B. JOHNSTON.
January 20 J3tf
MACON, (Ga.) SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1838.
MUNSON & MALDEN,
At F. O'CaiUnghan's old stand, on Cherry-street, third
door from Cotton-Avenue,
HAVE on hand, and are receiving—
-150 pieces Cotton Bagging
50 coils bale Rope
140 bags Coffee, assorted,
30 hhas Sugar, assorted,
8 boxes Loaf and Lump Sugar
10 hhds Sugar-house Molasses
175 barrels Domestic Liquors
2 hhds Jamaica Rnm
2 pipes Holland Gin
2 pipes Coniac Brandy, of a superior quality,
10 quarter-casks Port Y f O
5 do Madeira js
10 do I enenffe u7tvi?g y r/i
5 do Muscat f WIISES ’
5 do Sherry ■?' §.
25 do Malaga J L ®
20 barrels Cordials
4 hhds Orleans Rum
2 pipes Spanish Brandy
2 pipes American Brandy
15,000 lbs English and American Casting
10 tons Iron, assorted,
2,000 lhs Blistered )
2,000 lbs German [ Steel
10 bundles Cast ;
10 do Nail Rod Iron
100 kegs Nails, assorted,
1,000 heavy Trace Chains
10 bbis Soft-shell
100 chests and caddies Ten, assorted,
10 chests English Walnu.s
10 do Filberts
20 boxes Starch
100 do Bunch Raisins
50 do Georgia Candles
20 do Sperm Candles, assorted sizes,
10 do Tobacco, assorted,
50,000 Spanish Cigare
Spice, Pepper and Ginger
All of the above articles we will sell on the most ren
•liable and accommodating terms. Together with
urge and general assort spent of Staple and Fancy Dry
roods, lie’s, Boots, Shops, Hardware, Crockery, Chine
mrc, *) C. 4‘c. M. & M.
December 1G 8
At his Confectionary Store and Cordial Distillery, Nos
5 G (hammerer-Doer, Macon, Georgia,)
T TAS for sale an extensive supply of Goods in hi.
2 M. line. Among them are :
120,000 best Spanish Cigars
1G0,00<) Florida do
100 barrels Butter )
20 do Soda [ Crackers.
20 do Sweet )
\Vuler and Piiot Bread
75 gross Table Salt
100 boxes Hull’s patent Candles
30 do variegated ( a in
GO do Fancy \ , ' !,Ar *
30 barrels soft shell ) * _
.... , T , > Almonds.
30 no .lordan )
20 do Brazil Nil's, 20 do Filberts
4 eases American Mustard
20 pipes best Madeira Wine
30 qr. casks London particular Teneriflec
10 do Lisbon "J
15 do Muscat |
4 do Port V Wines.
Brown and pale I
WINKS IN GLASS.
Madeira. Sherry, Port, Claret, and Burgundy.
Wines of the Rhine and Moselle,
Celebrated Cabinet of 1822, j Hoehheinier, 183
none better ever imported, | Johannisberger, 182 v
■Weinberger vintage of 1822 I Rudesheimer, 182;
(.udesheimer Mountain,lß22 | Marcobrunner, 1825
Cogniac and Champagne Brandy
Jamaica Rum, Holland Gin
Irish and Scotch Whiskey
Sherry and Raspberry Brandy
G 5 baskets Champagne
2000 lbs. Loaf and Lump Sugar
Black and Hyson Tea
Brown Honevdew Tobacco
Cut Tobacco, for smoking and chewing
Sweetmeats of every variety
Currants, Raisins, Mace and Ground Spices
A large supply of fresh Pickles
GO barrels Irish Potatoes, Northern Apples
Spanish, French and American Candies
Sardines, Anchovies, Olives and Capers
50 dozen Lemon and Raspberry Cordials
Playing and Conversation Cards.
ALSO, EXPECTED IN A FEW DATS,
Mackerel, Pickled Salmon, Mess Beef,
Pickled Pork, pickled Tongues,
Smoked Beef and T ongues, White Beans,
Goshen Butter and Cheese.
December 1 Gtf
F. F. LEWIS,
FASHIONABLE MERCHANT TAILOR,
ON COTTON-A VENUE,
WHERE gentlemen can be accommodated with
suits made to order, on the shortest notice, and
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 transient 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.
Good workmen are employed, and all orders will be
strictly and punctually attended to.
Wanted.— Two Journeymen Tailors, to whom lib
eral wages and steady employ wall be given.
December 9 7
WOOD lots of Oak and Hickory Land, a few miles
lAlso a FARM of one hundred acres in a good con
dition, fcr planting, three and a half miles from town
Pcc.2. G Apply to JAS. A. NISBET.
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To be published at Warrenton, Warren County, Georgia.
fIMIE increasing importance of the town ot War-
X renton since the termination of the Georgia Rail
Road at that place, connected with other circumstances
calculated to improve it, call loudly ujion its citizens, &.
those of the neighboring country, for the establishment
of a Free Press among them, to be devoted to their in
terests in Commerce, Literature, Agriculture and Good
Morals. For the purpose of carrying into effect so lau
dable an enterprize, a company of gentlemen have al
ready formed themselves into a “ Joint Stock Associa
tion,” and have elected their Editor, and made nli the
necessary arrangements for the immediate publication
of a paper.
As regards the peculiar principles upon which this
paper shall he established, all of its patrons are assured
that no productions, hut such as are calculated to im
prove the morals, instruct the mind, and refine the feel
ings, w ill at any time be permitted to emenate from it.
Tistrue many incidents in romance or real life, which
by pleasing our fancies, may tend to while away the te
dious hours of our long summer days, or sleepless
catches of our winter nights, will Ik; inserted, when
hey have no special tendency to dissipate the mind, ant
".lit it for the study of more important lessons.
It is also understood that in relation to the politico
reeds of the day, our paper will remain perfectly neu
■d, only so far as they effect the peculiar institution:
» the South, concerning which there never has bcei
a sod one dissenting voice on this side of the Potomac,
shall ever be considered our duty to watch with Ar
iß eye such interti ranees, and from the commenci -
ant, we take a uniform and decided stand ngnins
DC?’The ARGUS will lie printed on a medium shei
cry Friday, at Thee Dollars per annum, payable
dvauee ; and will probably appear sometime in ilv
uunth of March. #Cr Advertisements printed at tie
*** All papers friendly to the enterprize will pleas.
ve this a few insertions.
53r Iletters on business to be directed, postpaid, :
j M. Pendleton, Editor.
.Warrenton, January 20 13
“ The world is full of Poetry—the air
Is living with its spirit: and the waves
Dance to the music of its melodies,
And sparkle in its brightness.”
YOUTH AND AGE.
When we arc young, our days are like
The fountain-waves that flow in June,
Thar sparkle in the golden sun,
Or gleam beneath the silver moon.
When we arc old, our moments glide
Like Winter waters cold and drear,
That freeze before December’s voice
Has sighed the death-note of the year.
When we arc voting the clouds around
Our path have hues of glory on,
Like those which sleep on Summer skies
Before the crimson flush is gone.
When we are old, no ray concealed
Within th<’ folded vapor lies,
But gloomy shadows overspread
The circle of Life’s evening skies.
Oil then, since with the hours that fade
Our being’s light is fading too,
How shall we find a hope to cheer
When we to youth must hid adieu !
In heaven and not on earth there glows
A sun whose pure and perfect ray
Will warm the freezing waves of life
And change its twilight into day. P. B.
A Prize Tale, from the Philadelphia Saturday Courier.
HENRY ST. CLAIR.
BY J. G. WHITTIER.
Henry St. Clair ! —How at the mention of
that name a thousand dreams of friendship and
vouth—and of the early and beautiful associa
tions which linger like invisible spirits around
us, to be called into view only by the magical
influence of memory, are awakened ! How
does the glance of retrospection go back to the
dim images of the past—from the banquet hall
and the pleasant festival, down to the silent and
unbroken solitude of the tomb.
We were as brothers in childhood—St.Clair
and myself,—brothers too in the dawning of
manhood ; and a more ingenuous and high
minded friend I never knew. Yet he was
strangely proud—not of the world’s gifts—
wealth, family and learning—but of his intel
lectual power—of the great gift of mind which
he possessed—the ardent and lofty spirit which
shone out in his every action. And he might
well be proud of such gifts. I never knew a
53 a Mi&flLSO'u’tEa, PBiDWES & P£J[3!L!]3M2a a
finer mind. It was as tiie embodied sp vt of
poetry itself, tne beautiful borne of h.gi. and
Henry St. Clair was never at heart a Chris
tian. He never enjoyed the visitations of that
june and blessed influence, which comes into
the silence and loneliness of the human bosom,
to build up anew the broken altars of its faith,
and revive the drooping flowers of its desola
ted nflections. He loved the works ot the
great God with the love of an enthusiast. —
But beyond the visible and outward forms—
the passing magnificence of the heavens—the
beauty and grandeur of the earth, and the illim
itable world of waters, his vision never exten.
dcd. His spirit never overlooked the clouds
which surrounded it, to catch a glimpse of the
better and more beautiful land*
I need not tell the story of his young years,
ft has nothing to distinguish it from a thousand
others. It is the brief and sunny biography
if one upon whose pathway the sunshine of
happiness rested, unshadowed by a passing
loud. We were happy in our friendship,—
but the time of manhood came ; and we were
►arted by our diflerent interests, and by the op*
ositc tendency of circumstances peculiar to
• ich other.
It was a night in autumn- —a cold and star*
■ oss evening—l remember it with painful dis.
iicfjicss, although year after year has mingled
ritli eternity,—that I find occassion to ptiLS in
iv way homeward, through one of the dark-*
t and loneliest alleys of iny native city.—
Anxious to reach my dwelling, I was hurrying
gerly forward, when l left myself suddenly
ized by the arm ; and a voice close in my
ir whispered hoarsely, “ Stop ! or you are a
1 turned suddenly, I heard the cooking of
pistol, and saw by a faint gleam from a ncigb
oring window, the tall figure of a man—one
uind grasping my left arm, the other holding
x weapon at my breast.
I know r.ot what prompted me to resistance;
was totally unarmed, and altogether unac
quainted with the struggle of mortal jeopardy;
hit 1 did resist—and, one instant I saw my as*
ailanl in the posture I have described, —tho
text, he was disarmed and writhing beneath
no. It seemed as if an infant’s strength could
l ive subdued h’m.
“ Wretch !” I exclaimed, as I held his own
•istol to his bosom, •“ what is your object /
\re you a common midnight roblxtr—o> hear
you aught of private malice towards Roger*
“Allston!—Roger Allston!” repeated tho
--V retch beneath me, in a voice which sounded
;ke a shriek, os he struggled half upright even
•gainst the threatening pistol. “ Great God !
las it come to this ? Hell has no pang like
iris meeting ! Shoot !” he exclaimed, and
there was a dreadful earnestness in his mnn
nner, which sent the hot blood of indignation
cold and ice-like upon my heart. “Shoot!—
you were once rny friend—in mercy kill me!”
' A horrible suspicion flashed over my mind.
I felt a sudden sickness at my heart, and tiie
pistol fell from my hand.
“Whoever you maybe,” I said, “and what
ever may have been your motive in attacking
me, I would not stain my hands with your
blood. Go, and repent of your crimes.”
“You do not know me,” said the robber, as
with some difficulty he regained his feet; “even
you have forgotten me. Even you refuse the
only mercy man can now render me—the mer
cy of death—of utter annihilation !”
Actuated by a sudden and half-defined im
pulse, I caught hold of the stranger’s arm, anc!
hurried him towards the light of a street lamp.
It fell full upon his ghastly and death-like fea
tures, and on his attenuated form, and his rag
ged apparel. Breathless and eagerly I gazed
upon him, until he trembled beneath the scru
tiny. I pressed my hand against my brow,
for I felt my brain whirl like the coming on of
delirium. I could not be mistahen. The guil
ty wretch before me was the friend of my
youth—one whose memory I had cherished as
the holiest legacy of the past. It was Henry
St. Clair! Yes !it was St. Clair ! but how
changed since last we had communion with
each other ! Where was the look of intelli
gence, and the visible seat of intellect-the beau
ty of person and mind ? Gone ! and gone*