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Here shall the Press the People's rights maintain,
Unaw'd by influence, unbribed by gain.
' Nd 19.
Office btotr the t s more,
;!:o n , TERMS '
' The' Saturday Mornina' Visitor Is nub'
'Hshed once a, week, at T,Vo Dollahs per
.annofn, payable in advance, ...
Advertisements will be inserted at$l
per square (of ixxtern lines or lens) for the
.first insertion, and fifty cents for each con
tinuance, , For one square 8 months, $5
do for six months do for IS months,
fi" Advertisements not marked with the
' number of insertions required, will be
'continued until ordered out, and charged
. accordingly. . ; .
" ; A literal deduction will he made to those
:who advertise by the year. ' fAtlverti
.sersfcythe year will be confined strictly
to their business.
Candidates announced for $3 00.
''Xm?OM2 TMC.1 Mi.
av j. wAxr.i-iEi.n.
Give me bark my youth,
j . Full of childish glee
" With its love and truth
"' Give it back lo me.
' Give me back the tovs
Age has thrown aside t
Give me back my joys , .
. ... Time has long denied.
v-!".; ' . '
; l.t my heart be free
; -j Free from care and strife,
- As iUised to be
1J' I, ''' In the spring of life.
,. Hojie be bright as when
i i .Life was free from guile
t tI,cl me back sgnin
x ,. In her sunny smile.
if No it cannot be
'j Youth has pnss'd awny
Like the selling sun
i' ( Of a summer's diy.
" But beyond Uie tomb
In the "land of truth"
Shall my spirit blooin
-' : In eternal youth 1
. t A correspondent of the Spirit of the
'Times sends the follow ing :
On a certain occasion, at a certain dra
matic temple, where the writer was one of
. the "enlightened audience," a farce was in
the course of representation, and had just
, reached a scene where a lover enters.
seeking almost distracted, his lady love,
who had just concealed herself a moment
before (in full view of the audience) in
the garden!" behind some canvass repre
sentation of bushes. .
- "Where, oh, Heavens! where has my
lovely Julia fled !" exclaimed the actor, in
despairing accent, looking around every
rhere but tft, the right pluce.
' A Yankee in the pit, who had hitherto
been all attention, now exhibited syinp-
: torn of impatience, and, as the actor re
peated his impassioned inquiry he was
answered by our excited Yankee with
' '' Right fehirid you, you fool, in the taier
, jpalek lnt , 7 ',.'
i - The effect of this can be better imag-
ined -than described the applause was
! frc-mendaus.'
j ' " -What Waiter tare for. A Gentleman
reclining on a sofa one summer day, ca'l
'ed bia waiter to bring him his handker
, chief; i The order was instantly obeyed.
', "Hold it to my nose," was another de
"'Uand. " i1'" '. '-
'The' acrvant'did so. After holding it
' there a roihiile 6r two, the sprawling gen
tlemsii 'sprang to the floor, and sent bim
j" ieadloDg, at, )ha same time exclaiming
, ,"Yeu grand rascal, you knew what I wan-
id 4y didn't you blow f"
9.' V. I "I I ' ' ' '
''"Jim," esjd father the other day to
JnV.eoo ''Jim, you are lazy ; what on
f eftrth do you expect to do (or a living?"
!;".Why, father, I ve been thinking as
,Jvow ( would be a revolutionary pension-
ht't't.!' '--1
5f, A . ;wyf1iM 1 ' " 11 ' 111 J - 1 '
!;! LSt's S shortened by indulgence in an
'pr. !t ssillanxlety, envy grief, aorrow
' Sn'J exi-in'sive' care. The vital powers
' ard Wf4, byMecessive bodily exercise
9 in some eates,'nd want of due portion in
others. vu , . . i
,9'ttfW l- '
From the Columbian Magazine.
I received your bill to-day, Mr. Leon
ard said a customer, as he entered the
shop of a master mechanic.
'We are sending out our accounts at this
season,' returned the mechanic, bowing.
'I want to pay yon. i ' ;
Very well, Mr. Baker,' we are always
glad to get money.'
'But you must throw off something.
Let me see' and the customer drew out
the bill 'twenty-seven dollars and forty
six cents. Twenty-five will do. There,
receipt the bill, and I Will pay you.'
But Leonard shook his head.
'I can't deduct a cent from that bill, Mr
Rnker. Every article is charged at our
regular price.'
'Oh, yen, you can. Just make it twen
ty-live dollars, even money. Here it is.'
And Baker counted out the cash.
'I am sorry, Mr. Baker, but I cannot
afliird to deduct anything. If you only
owed me twenty-five dollars, your bill
would1 have been just that amount. I
would not have added a cent beyond what
is due, nor can 1 take less than my due.'
' 'Then you won't deduct the odd mon
eyr 'I cannot, indeed.'
'Very well.' The manner of the cus
tomer charged. He was evidently offen
ded. 'The bill is too high by just the
sum I asked to have stricken oil". But no
matter, I can pay it.'
'Then you mean to insinuate,' said the
mechanic, who was an independent sort of
a man, 'that I am cheating you out of two
dollars and forty-six cents!"
'I didn't say so.'
'But it is plain that you think so, or you
wouldn't have Bsked an abatement. If
you considered my charges just, you
wouldn't dispute them.'
'Oh, never mind, never mind I we'll not
waste words about it. Here's your mo
ney said Mr. Buker ; and he added an
other five dollar bill to the sum he had
laid down. The mechanic receipted the
Recount, and gave the change, both of
which his customer thrust into his pocket,
with a petulent air, and then turned awny
and left (he shop without saying another
'It's the last bill he ever has against me,'
muttered Baker to himself, as he walked
away. 'II that 8 Ins manner of treating
customers, he'll soon go to the dogs. He
was downright insulting, and no gentle
man will stand that from another, much
less from a mechanic. Mean to insinuate !
Humph ! Yes, I did mean to insinuate.'
And Mr. Baker involuntarily quickened
his pace. 'He'll lose one good customer,'
he continued to himself. 'I've paid him
a great deal ot money, but it's the last dol
lar ot mine he ever handles.'
Baker was as good as his word. He
withdrew his custom from the offending
mechanic, and gave it to another.
'I've cot one of -your old customers,
Leonard,' said a friend in thn same busi
ness, to the mechanic, some six or eight
months afterwards.
Ah! who is itr"
Leonard shrugged his shoulders.
How came you to lose him ?'
'I can tell you how to keep him.'
Well, how r"
'If your bill amounts to thirty dollars,
make it thirty-three and a few odd cents,
by increasing some ot (he items. He will
want ihe surplus knocked off, which you
can afford to do j then he will pay it, and
think you just the mun tor him.'
'You lost him, then, because you would
not abate any thing from a true bill?'
1 did.' i
Thank you. But suppose my bill
should be twenty-six or seven, or eight ;
wh.at then? - I couldn't knock off the odd
dollars for the purpose of making an even
'No. In that case you must add on un
til you get about thirty
'And fall back to that?'
' 'Yes. It will be knocking off the odd
dollars, which he will think clear gain.'
'That would hardly be honest.'
'Hardly but you jmist do it, or lose
his custom some' day qr other.'
'I shall have to accommodate him, I sup
pose. ' !f he will be 'cheated, it can't be
helped .Li
On the very first bill that Baker paid
his new tradesman, he obtained an abate
ment of one dollar and ninety eenti odd
money, but actually paid three dol
lars more than was justly due. Still he
was very well satisfied, imagining that he
had a saving of one dollar ana ninety cents.
The not over scrupulous tradesman laugh
ed in his sltce and kept his customer.
Having withdrawn his suppu.1 from
Leonard, it was the candid opinion of Mr.
Baker that he was 'going to the dogs a
bout in fattM a man cguld go. He olleu
passed the shop, but rarely saw a custom
No wonder he would say to himself.
'A man like him can't expect and don't
deserve custom.' '
In the eyes of Baker, the very grass
seemed to grow upon the pavements be
fore the door of the declining tradesman.
Dust settled thickly in his window, and
the old sign turned grayer and grayer in
the bleaching air.
'Going to the dogs, and no wonder
Baker would say to himself as he went
by. He appeared to take a strange inte
rest in watching the gradual decay of the
mechanic's fortunes. One day, a mercan
tile friend said lo him
'Do you know any thing about this
Leonard?' '
Why?' asked Baker.
'Because he wants to make a pretty
large bill with me.'
'On time?' .
On the usual credit of six months.'
Don't sell to him. Why, the man is
going to the dogs at railroad speed.'
'Yes. I'm looking every day to fee him
close up. He miht have done well, for
he understood his business, but he was ?o
unaccommodating, and I might say insult
ing to his customers, that he drives the
best ones he tins awny. i used to make
large bills wih him, but haven't dealt at
his shop for some time.'
.'Ah, I was not awnre of that. I am
glad I ipoke to you, for I shouldn't like to
lose six or seven hundred dollars.'
'Six or seven hundred ! Is it possible
that he wants to buy so recklessly ? Take
my advice, and don't think of trusting him.'
'I certainly shall not.'
When Leonard ordered the goods, the
merchant declined selling except for cash.
'As you please returned the mechanic
indifferently, and v ent elsewhere and made
his purchases.
It happened that Mr. Leonard had a ve
ry pretty and interesting daughter, tin
whose education the mechanic had bestow
ed great pains ; and it also happened that
Baker had a. son who, in most things, was
a 'chip of the old block.' Particularly
was he like his father in his great love of
money; and scarcely had he reached his
majority, ere he began to look around him
with a careful eye to a good matrimonial
arrangement, by which plenty of money
would be Fecured.
Adelaide Leonard, on account nf her
beauty and accomplishments, wss much
cnresed, and mingled freely in society.
Voting linker had met her Irequently, and
could not help being struck with her beau
ty, intelligence and grace.
'there s a charm tor you, said a friend
to him one evening.
'In Miss Leonard?'
'She's a charming girl replied the
young man. 'I wonder if her father is
worth any thing ?'
'People say so
'Yes ; they say the old fellow has laid
up something quite handsome : and as A-
delaide is his only child, she will, of
course get it all.'
I was not aware, of that '
'It is all so, I believe.'
After (his, young Baker was exceed
ingly attentive to Miss Leonard, and made
perceptille inroads upon her heart..' He
even went so far os to visit pretty regu
larly at her house, and was meditating an
avowal of his attachment, when his father
said to him one day
'What young lady was that I saw with
you on the street yesterdsy afternoon ?'
'Her name is Leonard.' ' ' j
'The daughter of old Leonard, in j
street?' j
Yes sir.'
Mr. Baker looked grave and shook his
' 'Do you enow any thing about her?'
asked the son.
'Nothing about her, but I know that her
father is going to the dogs as fast as ever
a man went
' 'Indeed! I thought lie was very well
'Oh, not I've been looking to see his
shop shut up, or to hear of his being sold
out by the sheriff, every day for two years
past.' . , . ;
'Miss Leonard is a very lovely girl
She's the daughter of a poor vulgar
mechanic. If you see any thing lovely in
that, Henry, you have a atrange taste.'
. 'There's no gainsaying Adelaide's per
sonal attractions replied the son, 'but if
her father is in the condition you allege,
that settles the matter as far as she and I
are concerned. I am glad you introduced
the subject, for I might have committed
myself, and when too late discovered my
error .
And a sad error it would have been,
Henry. In any future matter of this kind
t hope you will be perfectly frank with
me. I have a much more accurate know
ledge of the condition and standing ot peo
ple than you can possibly have
The son promised to do as his father
wished. From that lime the visits to Miss
Leonard were abated, and his attention to
her, when they met in society, became
coldly formal. The sweet young girl,
whose reelings had been really interested,
felt the change, and was for a time un
happy, but in a few months she recover
ed herself, and was again as bright and
cheerful as usual.
Time went steadily on, sweeping down
one, and Ung up another, and still old
Leonard didn't go the dogs, much to the
surprise of Baker, who couldn't imagine
how the mechanic kept his head above wa
ter after having drove away the best cus
tomers, as he must long since have done,
if all were treated as he had been. But
he was satisfied of one thing, at least, and
that was, the mechanic must be miserably
poor, as he in fact deserved to be, accord
ing to his idea of the matter.
One day, about a year After this timely
caution to his ion in regard to Miss Leon
ard, Baker happened to pass along a street
where he had not been for some months.
J ust opposite to a large and beautiful house,
to which the painters were giving their
last touches, he met a friend. As they
pased, Baker said
That's an elegant house. It has been
built since I was in this neighborhood.'
'Yes, it is a very fine house, and I sup
pose it didn't cost less than ten thousand
'No, I should think not. Who built it :
do you know ?'
'Yes it was built by Leonard.'
'By whom?' and Baker looked surpris
ed. 'By old Leonard. You know him.'
'Impossible! He is not able to build a
house like that
'Oh, yes he is, and a half dozen more
like it, if necessary.'
'What, Leonard!1
Certainly. Why, he's worth at least
seventy thousand dollars.'
'You must be in error.
No. His daughter is (o be married
next month, to an excellent young man,
and this house has been built, and is to be
hamlsdmely furnished as a marriage pre
sent.' 'Incredible! I thought he was going,
or had gone to the dogs long ago.'
'Leonard!' The friend could not help
laughing aloud. 'He go to the dogs !
lie's the lat one to go the dogs. Oh, no.
There isn't a mun in his trade who does so
good a business, as little show as he makes;
good work, good prices and punctuality,
are the cardinal virtues of his establish
ment, and make all substantial. - How in
the world could you have taken up such
a notion ?'
'I don't know, but such has been my im
pression for a long lime replied Baker,
who felt exceedingly cut down on account
of ihu mistake he had made, and particu
larly so, in view or the elegant house and
seventy thousand dollars, which might all
have belonged to his son in time, if he had
not fallen into such an egregious error a
bout old Leonard.
Most persons are apt to make mistakes
of this kind, and imagine that because from
some slight offonce they have withdrawn
custom from a man, that he must necessa
rily be going to the dogs. Probably in
the matter of stopping subscriptions to
newspapers and periodicals, people are
more prone lo fail into this error than a
ny thing else. A man gets offended about
something perhaps through some error
of the clerk his bill has been sent to him
after it has been paid ; or through the neg
lect of a carrier, or the purloining pro
pensities of news vending lads, his paper
fails a few times, and in high indignation
he orders a discontinuance. After that,
he is firmly convinced the paper must go
down ami if ha happens lo rnaet with it
a few months afterwards, by accident- he
will be very likely to say
Why, is this thing yet alive ? I tho't
it had stopped long ago.'
So the world moves on. People are
prone to think what they smile orr lives,
and what they frown upon is blight
ed, and must die.
Continuation of the .Vasacret Yucatan
offered to Great rilain.
La Patria of New Orleans has receiv
ed late advices from Yucatan. An extra
from the office of that Journal, under date
of the 1 8th, contains the intelligence re
ceived from Yuoalan by the schooner v7
parecida, which sailed from Sisal on the
11th inst. By this arrival the Patria has
reoeived its correspondence and files of
pspers to the 9th inst. from Merida, and
lo the 2d inst. from Campeuchybeing eight
days later than previously received I (n
ion, . . : ,
The Indians ttill continue their massa
ore. On the 7lh inst., they entered th
village of Mani professing peace. TAr
profession were relied upon, M De1
morning ut daylight tho w-cry of. l,,e
: t . i - '
savages was heard and two hundred of the
inhabitants were inhumanly butchered.
They then retired.
The statement that 28 vessels of vari
ous nations were off the coast ofYuc.tan,
assisting the whites needs confirmation.
The greater portion of these vessels were
small coasting boats belonging to the Yu-
The village of Iturbide is stated to have
defended itself for eight hour against an
overpowering force of savages. The loss
on the part of the whites was 23 killed
and 11 wounded. During the retreat of
the whiles 10b soldiers deserted, thus leav
ing the commander with a force of only GO
The whole coast from the port of Cilam
to Cape Catoche and thence to Bacalar is
now in possession of Pat and Chi and their
bloodthirsty followers.
More than 100,000 persons are now
crowded into the capital of Yucatan, and
should it unfortunately fall into the hands
of the savages, but a portion of these ref
ugees could be saved, owing to the small
number of vessels now on the coast.
The Jlmigo del Pueblo, published at
Campeachy, states that the British minis
ter in Mexico had received the official
communication from the Yucatan Gov
ernment, offering the sovereignty and do
minion of Yucatan lo Great Britain in
case assistance and protection were offer
ed, and that the Minister had written to!
his Government earnestly urging the com
pliance with the offer.
The Yucatan officers hnd removed the
seat of Government from Ticul to Meri
All hones of mskintr neace with the
r. i .cj: l
v i .ii i j aim jjci iiuiuug KHVBgcs nave vaniBil
ed, end the destiny of the two races only
remained to be decided by the arbitrament
ot arms. The Yucatecos were preparing made lo put down the existing Govern
to make a last struggle against their relent- ment, in Paris, on the 15th inst. A large
less foes, anxiously awaiting assistance number of people inarched to the Cham
from abroad. ; ber of the National Assembly and pro
By Telegraph for the St. Louis Rcpublicu.
Washington, May 29.
At 12 o'clock the Vice President call
ed the Senate to order.
Prayer was offered up by the Rev. Mr.
The Vice President laid before the Sen
ate a communication from Gen. Cass, len-
ft.rinnr Ilia rB.ittiiulliiii tt'tiirtVi ...ma nunant.
ed, ami the ice President was ordered . , , .
to notify the Governor of Michigan of (he ,a,n?d "' "egM the National As
vacancy caused in the representation from My..iid arrested several of the ring
that Stale by this resignation. ,eader 'Tn ,he Pl revolution. ,; , ,
A message in writingwas received from DENMARK AND HOLSTEIN--. i
the President, recommending the granting Negotiations for peace between these
of the petition of the inhabitants of Ore- two powera were going on, under media
gon for aid, which was referred to the tion of England, with every prospect of
Committee on Military Affairs. favorable termination. ' '
Mr. Benton was appointed chairman of
this committee, the post being vacated by
the resignation of Gen. Cass.
On motion of Mr.' Alherlon, the bill
making appropriations for the Indians was
taken up and slightly amended. The sub
ject was then informally passed over, and
the senate, alter transacting some unim
portant business, adjourned.
House. Mr. Tuck, of N. II. moved lo
suspend the Rules, in order that he might
introduce a bill lor the abolition of slavery
in the District of Columbia.
The question was taken and deoided in
the negative ayes 53, noes 89.
Ihe speaker then announced, as the
next thing in order, the calling of the vigilant agent of the Chickssaws, dated
States for the offering of resolutions, &o. April 25in, that conflicts have recently la
Mr. Smith, of la., moved to suspend the ken place between tome Indiana of the
rules, in order that he might offer a reso- Prairie tribes and the citizen of Texas,
lution fixing a day for Ihe consideration of in the vicinity of Fort Washita.' Col. U.
the bill establishing a Territorial Govern-1
ment in Oregon, Decided, in the nega
A message, in writing, was received
fret iie President, relative lo the state ef
sffnirs now existing in Oregon.
Mr. Cobb, of Ga., moved tn amend the
resolution of Mr. Smith, so as to bring in
a bill making appropriations for the pro-
. i .1 . ..l j r
lection oi i lie seiners in vregon,
- Some discussion ensued upon this prop
osition, and it was finally so modified at lo
come up after the bill organizing a Terri
torial government had been disposed of.
Mr. Ashinun moved to suspend the rule
in order that lie micrht oiler a toint r
lution to adjourn t'Jieou-ll2ih of
Juiv.. ,
' The question wat taken, and resulted
ayes 113, noea 69. . Two-lhirds not vo
tin in the affirmative, it waa d)'ded in
the negative.
On motion, the Hou adjourned. .
, '
Washinctoh, May 30.
The Se"ite wat assembled at usual and
proceed to the consideration of the morn
j,y business.
Mr. Atchison introduced a resolution tn
close the session on the firstfonday of
July, and that an extra sefon should be
held commenting on l,Wlt ef October.
'' -- .
The Indian appropriation bill was taken
up, and discussed. .
An amendment was proposed,' author
izing the payment of ten thousand dollar!
to Richard M. Johnson, for his Cboektaw
School. The subject was, on motion', laid
aside informally.
On motion, the Senate went into Execu
tive session i after which it adjourned.
House. The Post Office tilt was past
ed. " ' ' si "l
On motion. ta . ITouaa reiolvad itaalf.
into Committee of the Whole upon the
Military Academy bill.
. Mr. Rhett commenced speaking on a
nother question, when the Chair 'decided
him to be out of order. A long debate en
sued, but Ihe Chair was sustained.
The committee finally rcse, and report-
ed sundry bills, w hich were referred.
By Telegraph for the Republican.
, United States. .L ,
New York, May 31st.;
The steamer United Slatei, arrived te
day, having left Liverpool tin the 17th
I At the last intelligence from Ireland
I Mitchell had been arrested for some of
; fence under the new felony law. O'Bri-
en sinai naa ciosea. trie jury atu not agree
! on 8 verd,c'- Wr' M8 t
'n prog
i progress.
A bold and unsccessful attemrji
claimed a new Government, at the head of
w hich was Blanqui, Raspail, Barles, Le
drti Rollin, Louis Blanc, and others? I he
troops of Ihe line were called out, and the
National Cuarda and the Card Mobile
were placed under arms, ("J
After much uproar and confusion, the
populace became intimidated, left Ihe As
sembly and marched to the Hotel tie Ville.
Meanwhile fhe Assembly resumed its ses
sion, and the National Guard proceeded
lo drive out the populace. 1 he National
Twenty six persona, engaged in the e
meuie at Madrid, have' been shot
AUSTRIA:"" ' :-' -"''' ';
ThelAustrians had been defeated Ey
Charles Albert, in a sanguinary engage
ment before the walls of Verona.
The ' Emperors of Austria and Russia
have conoluded an alliance offensive and
defensive. , ..." .
The Van Buren (Ark.) Intelligencer,
learna by a letter from Col. Upshaw,' the
w rites lhat a parly of Wacoes, killed three
surveyors, oitii-snt of Texas. ' Subsequent
lo the murders, a party of rangers eurpri
sed them while they were drying the
scalps of the three white men, all of which
party, (four in number) they killed. A
bout the tame time a detachment ef Capt.
Johnson's rangers fell in with a- party ot
Indians, and while holding a folk through
an interpreter, the Indian fired upon
them, w hen commenced a brisk fight, whWi '
continued until about twelve W the In
dians were killed, and-- nttmber wound
ed, when thflrtvor fled.- i
elligencer tayit .,, !. '(
Col.' UpKhaw is also informed, upon
good Indian authority, that about 120
Kicks poo crossed Red River, 0 miles
above Fort Washita, a short time since,
all on foot, evidently a war parly.' Their
destination is not known. Their march
might hare beet interrupted, a doubt,
had there beet) try dragoons at Fort Wa
shita ; but that garrison it not only de&-
cient p dragoons, but not moretbfi a do
yen mounted Infantry eouW to ruioed for
that service. We -trttUva that Ctil, Ud-
shuvs hat been for a long lime urging tip
on ihe War Department to station par
ty of dragoont at that post, where they
are more needed than at any other point
,ou the frontier. . . ; ... '..'...

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