Oconto Pioneer, December 26, 1861

Oconto Pioneer

December 26, 1861

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Oconto Pioneer (Newspaper) - December 26, 1861, Oconto, Wisconsin NCX 28, COtJISfTY, EEGEMBER 26, 1861. VOL. 3. THE OCONTO PIONEEB [i published every Thursday morning, in the nllngc ol' Oconto, by G-EOHGE C. GINTY. "My. Tbe Inst vrordf tliot fell -faqm the lips of Lieitt. P. B, of the 32c.l N. Y. .Heglmont, wlio diud recently of typhoid J'ovur, at the ago of 20 yours. The fever vas burning in the veins Of n youth in a. fur off storv of Hart's building And the heated brow felt tho cooling touch btory 01 ds Come from but T In Advance 50 per annum 1 for six months. To village subscribers, leUvcred by currier, BATES OF ADVERTISING I uqnnro (12 lines or less) ono week u two -weeks Cinch ftdclitioTitil weok t square one yciir I quarter of column, ono year, column 00 1 50 25 10 00 18 00 30 00 Must lie who hud'lbve, aud homo, attd friends, Must ho die away from thorn alt 7 [brow 'self, 1 candidly: con- Prince to power. u --ia rint as-Prcgiden-t be offered :me an appoint-? fesfc'beai e'ven me. And it is not easy, I can tellyon, tb beat waiter. Just come and try, fh'ere I'almost let mv secret out. The eentienian. who take? these words down from toy lips says if I let it be'known where 1 am, the whole world which is sayiti'g, in other 'words, readers of Robin Would no loved hand smooth the death-dumped corne to have a look afc'iiiel But that Business cimla per your, not exceeding ibur .5nos, for ouch additional Hue. Legal advertisements nt tliu rates prescribed law. All casual advertisements must be paid for BUSINESS C A. R l> S JOHN" J. MuCLKLLAN, AND CDVNSKI.J.OR AT L.uv, Oconto, Wisconsin._____________________________ J. LOY, When lie heard the piile angel's pall He hnd yielded all for his country's weal, And the focman's steel he had For Bight he had wielded aloft his sword, For his Lund his heart ho had bared And now. when his rich young life ebbed out, Were there none from his Northern home Togo down -with him to the river's briuk, To the TCiverso dark and lone 1 There was one ivho in years ngonc laid down All the dross of Life's dregged nHoy. She dime with a noiseless step and kissed Tho pule brow of Key dying boy. She hovered nround-his couch and he felt Her soft- hands smooth his damp hair, And In', k-nfw, by the glorious halo of light, Tliat fits angel mother was there. But those who hnd watched his grow dim Did not know a loved one had come, To go with the boy to tho Fiver's brink- Aye Oi'er tin: rioc-r 10 lone would make fny present masters' 'fortune, aud I owe him a grudge. What's the news to-day the mys- terious asked me one brought his breakfast. morning 'when I enmities. r n >rm Slio'whisporcrl his beckoned .1 n' t With a smile. ho cried, Will the Uonrts of ovol. tho Hivci'the mother went Brown, Utitngitmie mul the brave young Hero thnt died Rural Jfeitr Yorker. J. BROWN, ND COKSSKI.I.OJ.I AT LAW, Ouonto w. KISS ifi, AX LAW, Oconto, May a Waiter Speak 1 nto cotiutr, Wi.si.-ousiii. A. ATTl'UXKf AND Cof NM county. Wisconsin. There is no occasion for my explain- ing how it was that I became a. waiter; perhaps I have been educated for better Not I replied cheekily for I -was a RcpubHoan, if" anything in those days. "People are talking about Louis Napoleon, and stij'ing that he had been .arrested for returning to France without leave." said Mr. Jackson, quietly, on hearing the news and as I left the mirror, 1 saw him smiling Now, wbatiu the douce was there in roy remark to make liim smile? I put it When he left us to act ered -me an meivt in'his household, but I declined it, I bad no particular faith in-the Napo- leonic stair. I was a great donkey, I al- gossips are like Death, they love a shining mark. Of late, they find a _IMU _ _.....____ ___ great deal to gny about the Emperor of after all, I do.not particularly the French ami the visit lately paid him regret it, for I have saved goodish by the King of -Sweden. It seems that bit of money, and am negotiating for atijthe two sovereigns neither of trusm be- very remarkable Jackson of New the floor is always at his service, should cir- eumstances beyond his control compel him to take up his abode among us again. I have seen him sevaral times since he resided at our hotel, but did not address him for there is a change between Mr. York, and the Emperor of the French. The former gentlemen had rather a hun- gry look about him, in spite of his being a prince, and was most particularly yel- low; but the Emperer seems to improve every year, and that gentlemanly disease gout, appears to havo done him good- At any rate, to see him as I saw him last down that h.e %as related to Mrs. Pat- spring, a man would bo not only fo'olish, terson; and t'elb pleased that some one of the family was served out as they all rich- ly deserved. On another occasion, .wben the stran- ger asked me about the news of the day, I told him that an extra performance was to be given that evening on behalf of the poor, at the Theatre Francais, and that .Rachel had promised to sing the Marseil- Ocnnto, 's iud KHiiN sin ;-xt door smith of Xnwti-n iiiito. All kinds of in the lutost t'Mshion Wiscon- looking 28 Oc'intn rmiuty Will t'.nn I py nvMit of t os, ItiJs ovnifl Ijv ii'iii-rL'si'lniM, G HO I! UK 0- GINTY, I'uui.ic Oilku ill-- Hrt's bulMing, MII.T AM' IJ.-iT, U. -JJutl'-M- li. 1'KARCK, M. i I'liv.fKMA.v, Oronii liiiijttiin street. (ho Krrsbytei'.tn L. JIALh. Coi-XTV SriJVKVllf. I, AND AliKNT. OfOU'O, Wis. Will nth'ii'l strictly tu of tax- r.i. rt'dfeiiiiiis hind.i na'A tuxos. lookinp nftor JatnU owned vSiu. 1 P K A T.v.us IS ASP 1'uoviMONS. siJi; of tf.Mitinn strnot. fipi'iosite tho Kin- house, l-'iiiutlies suiu'lieil with extra white wlient flour. K. WIHTN.I'IY, !Ui'l Mnchinn Shop, fivecn Bnj-. Kte i ISuilui's. 'A'Hi-ninjj; iiud of all Uttulr Puts, Kcttli-s. .lob ivork iloiu' fo ordor. HAST.INUS 13. J5AUON, N'TAKY AVi'il pny .strict ntli.'ntion to jjMVinviit of r.-il; mption xjf latnls out driMls. contracts. iiiu-ls, ijivu.iligatiou ul' titl'Oi, Oooutu, Vi'is. perhaps not. tion is, that 1 npplied for a situation at the Clarendon (and that presupposes tol- erably decent testimonials.) and was rejected solely because I could not speak French. Whereupon I determined to Icnrn that liinguago, sind proceeded to laise for this occasion as the last. She bad done so during the Revolution, and 1 had gone to hear her but as for sing- All I need men- '-There ia a, word in the Eng- language very seldom Vi'liun I learned mind Paris, where I obtained an appointment JOSE I'LL 1IA.U-., OK CtKcciT CnuitT, Notary Public and Prc-i'mpt'inns siu'.uml. Will attend to'tlio p'.ii'uhr.si' a-ii'l sale of real estate, payment of titNUit, examination of lands, in of le.-? JOHN A. KILL1KN, Poor AND SIIOK Ciror-n Buy JiUop nciirly npiiio-'ite U. 8. Hotel. Thankful for past fa Tors from the of Ucunto lie hopea to ii'crit a ol putronu at the Jlotel du Rhin, on the Placo Vcinluine, solely because I could speak English. Jt was t lie beginning of 1S4S that T proceeded to the wonderful metropolis, and I cannot pay fhn't I saw much of the sundry rovnlntioiis, bocauso I -kept, carer fully out of the tfay? -as I was only a" lui.lgcr. Things went on to'crably pleas- antly with vr-e, and I wns picking up French Fast, thanks to n, oeitain cumcr- when iin event occurred. I declare to ynn.positively that when, in September, 284S, a decent-looking fi'trrfi drew up at the door, and there duciMuh'd from nevermind. He was a decent-looking fort of gent, but all the luggage he had with him consisted of two rariuT seedy carpet bags. As he asked mo for ".one" ror.m, of course I showed him up to tho fifth story. Per- liapfc all tho other apartments weie en- not; but that is a sc- betwixt myself and my employcr.-- At any rule, if. the old adage that si- lence gives consent" be true, the .stran- ger was quite satisfied with the fashion in which he wns treated, for, without saving a word, he took possession of a parlor next thu sky, which was not ii.sig- niltccnUy fitted up. I could judge of that because Ish-nt next- door. At t! at lime, of course, my readers arc that Fiance was a Republic, find t'hc Gi'vcrnnicnt hnd something morn important to-do than to trouble-'them- selves about strangers' the color of their hair, and so on- ono nskcd our row customer for his creden- tials, but for nil that, he gave his name as Mr. Jackson, of New in the cvniit of letters arriving, er persons asking to sec him. I am only a mas- tor told ma that the whole art of speak- ing French lay in opening my' If that be true, then Rachel was popu-- larly termed a stunner but untrue, who said that he had any- thing of the parvenue about him. To nay mind he looks every inch an Emperor. wouldn't conic to Paris tho Empress of France would not stay there so there were the ..two Benedicts deserted what were they JQ bub enjoy themselves and punish their spouses 'i could they do this best? Like any two plain husbands bent on a- similar' purpose, they went to the theatre, and Jiftor the ploy invited the. whole party of actresses home to supper. So the player people went to the Tauil'eries (the chance was not to be slighted by and doubtless the widowed potentates enjoyed themselves i far better then if the imperial and royal ladies, who claim to be their, better bajyes, had appeared at the party. As for the actresses, they got a peep, which otherwise they could never have had, at You're a sinner, sir, And you know it, But no matter, friena, "Go Only by and by, Yqu may chance to din, And you kiiow it. You defraud and cheat, An.d yon know it Mix the c'h'atf'with wheat. it." Only there is a place When you run your race Shame will veil your face, Dare you sliowit'? You have wronged tho poor, And you know it- SJadc their sorrows sure, J wonder whether he will really require j the reality of those great personages whom that first floor of mine? If I were 'cer- i they spend their lives in mimicking. But tftin of it I would have it decorated at i the wives, rumor says, have pouted ever If music wore a recognized art in England, and 1 were authorized to fonn an opinion, Riichcl howled. But this is neither here nor there. 1 will return 10 my stranger. Said I Now, look here, in spite of the hard- ness of thj times, the tickets are' uncom- monly expensive. The Englishman who lives on tho first 'floor has paid sixty francs for an orchestra stall. Oh dear when a man is rich ho can afford such cx- trimigant luxuries 1 say, Mr. Jackson (Jjord forgive me would yon ]iko to pny such n pric-o fora bit of umuscnioiit, supposing you could said the mystery man, with u ensile, and interrupted thu ngroca- blc cor.vcrsat.ion by taking tip the book hu once after the fashion of the Tuilieries, but it is not quite so certain now as it once looked. KARIIQW ESCAPE OF A REBEL GJES- EUAL.--The Carlo correspondent of the St. Louis Republican has been visiting the rebel camp at Columbus under a flag of truce. He relates the followingstory, told by the rebel General Cheat-ham, of the manner in which he escaped capture at tho battle of Eelmont, Mo. Just as the opposing armies' were ap- pronclnng one another, G-eneral Cheat- since her majesty of Franco has cast a gluom over the circle at Biarritz, where the imperial family is spending a week or two and her majesty of Sweden is so depressed as to be unable, as yet, to re- turn to Stockholm. "There's such dN vinity doth hedge a King." MILITARY La Mountain is making experiments in mili- tary aeronautics, near Alexandria Semin- ary, which promise to eclipse the feats of his rival, Prof The latter, as is known, keeps Irs balloon moored to terra ham discovered a squad of cavalry coming {'firma by a cord. Prof. La Mountain has down a road near his position. Uncer-' tain as to which force it belonged to, companied only by an orderly, he rode up to within a few yards of it and in- quired What cavalry ia that 2" "Illinois cavalry, was the rcplv. "Oh! Illinois cavalry. All. right; just stand where you are." The cavalry obeyed the rebel order, and unmolested by them, who supposed he was one of the federal officers, the General rode safely lack, directly under the guns of another federal regiment, which had by iliafc time oornc up, but who, scciiiG; him come from the-direction of the also supposed that iia was1 one of Some of our officers remembered 1 took murcy on him. Jiwt fortnight aftur ilr. Mystery's cavalr them. the incident and agreed with the hero of it, that if they had known who ho was, it, was very probable f hat there would have been one robe! general loss that- night. J. A. JO UN" SON, Axft Wi.s. Hopes by strict to IHIS'HJUSH to mfirit, uiul recciro u eonthmiinC-e 01' tlio uoiil'n.lonui! hitli- rcposeil in him by the people ol' auol vicinity. I Mid laid asiclu when I entered his "one' ro'iui. Hang 'his impertinence I hall' hjado up my mind to wait on him no long- er hue, about a- arrival began to make a grand discovery, j FROM RED R1VjsjS. hist numbm Mr. Jac-kson-, of tin; fifth floor of (he Ho- tel du llliin, was not so badly off for friends as I had imagined. 'lie began, having visitors groy haired gc Uonian, wearing orders, and many of them looking uncommonly like old liold'iors. 'Whenever I' entered the fifth stoiy room with cigars or rcfrpsh- 1 could help noticing these gen- an improved theory. Efe launches boldly forth into the heavens and sails down over Dixie's land, high above tiio heads of astonished secesh. Hovering over Jcif. Davisdom at an elevation of from .otio to two miles (well out of rifle range.) the rcronaut with busy eye notes aught th ut may be. deemed of intcres't at military headquarters; and then, when who lias been following him with wrathful eye imagines the luckless voj'r ager to be drifting himself, right into his clutches, down comes a, shower of sand and up leaps tho balloon a peg higher into the heavens, strikes a coun- ter current, sails saucily back to the do- "f the stars and stripes, and. he de- cends by the usual method of opening the escape valve. Within the last month. and a half he has made six successful re- o'.inoitering excursions upon .this plan. A number of intelligent men have been detailed to form the U. S. Army BaU Yonder wrinkled crone, Shall before the tHroao, All vour- sins make kuowa For sent- her cold, Shivering and old. i From the crazy, wall, Heady to its foil, lu the snow storm sent, When for lack of rent, Tears she gave, aud for a stona, You're a sinner, sir, And you know it, But no matter, friend, Go it." Only by and by, You m-.vy chance to There's a Go-J on high. And you kuovr it. Men have given you gold, And you know it Earth your praises told fi Go God your gold can rust, Turn yoxu- frame to dust, Ask you for your trust, Can you show it ANOTHER OF FLOYD'S T SEV- THOUSAND STAKD OF ARMS SEST TO tlemen behaved in a manner to Mr. Jackson, "most respectful cmd had a most. unpleasant habit of talking in the lowest possible voice. Could anything more in- sulting to a waiter, be devised? Not that I wanted to overhear tbe conversation but still Afc last the climax cariie. Mr. Jack- son said to me one line morning; I say, George, -I have invited some nine or ton friends to dinner to-day KO h'avo the kindness to'secure us a com- fortable room not quite so high as my present one, where I can receive my guests properly I do not care about anything else; but I leave the .wincs.ua- teiiilcrs His services to tho jvooplt) -of Ouomo iiml vicinity, and by prouqAly tittcmUng to all ho hxipcs to rouuivo Oconto. Wisconsin. u (Uir patronugo. 4-i A. W. BRULNvS, M. D Otonto, StW.HOX, AXi) Wisuousiii. OHK-c ou bunk, Scutiun Ntreutiuid Ooouto Lumbor- inj mill JOHXSOM, H AVING rotin-ncd from litft l; outside resolved to nmUi! the nbovo named n pliitte not only eomiortublo but pVosstint; in (fhort, A First Class House. Therefore, ISt it that at the Flag Ho Mr. JOHNSON may ahviiy.s limml, roiidy f.n'i willing to bcatow upon the traveller that Attention requisite to UOMFORT AND Situated in the immediate vicinity of the busl- portion of the village, find the .steamboat proprietor fuels warranted iu ask- for a Hb'crnl share of public inttronttgo. Ooonto, Docembur ISth, 2" AJUDSON MUSI U P UBLISHER, DEALER iti IM'ini) Forte.H, Mclodoons, Vio linn, Ouitiu-9, nml Musical Instruments of eycry dcBcriptiou. JN'o 40, Ulrtrk street, (ncni Ldkc) Chiongo, Illinois. Old i'innos tnken in axchnngc for new cues. 1'iano.s to rent. A large assortment of kept ou Dculors, Tunchers id Seminaries supplied on the most- reasonable All orders uddressud hi A. Judson Biggins, 40 Clnrk'St Chicngo prompt attention. will receive ljut, bless you, for a long time it seem- as l.hat trouble wore quite superflous, for he had not tho slightest connection with the untrr world; as far as people were concerned, Mr. Jackson received neither IcU.ers nor visits, and never the hotel. His only amusement seemed i to consist in talking t-o me, in a pleasant, j way. about tiro events of Vive day and when be discovered I was an English- man, (though how he did so I do not know to this day-, for iii.y accent was per- fect he told mo that he was an Ameri- can, who had lived many years in fing- hvu'd, and loved her institutions do you know that, it did me good I had bcon accustomed to be called RosLif or inylnts, with oiher compliments I may omit, that it delighted me to be address- ed simply as George." I cav.not say that 1 felt any extraordinary respect for tho goritlcnuui on the fifth floor; still I must allow that he always behaved to me as agent, and I iicver objected to: mount BO many flights cf stairs that 1 might have the pleasure of waiting on. him. Our mysterious stranger spent the day inBiuokingy reading and writing for be had brought a good many books with him-, and took in every paper that appeared in Paris, at and they were no trifle to get through, I assure you. Ho had his meals in his room, and never said a word against anything that I brought him up; and! 1 am sorry to "say now arrive, and they must have a shelter, that 1 palmed off many a quew; dish on him. The only thing he was particular about wns Ins wine, and ,-thab. be tho very-best of Bordeaux, no matter theprioe as he paid the bill very regularity, wo had no objections to servo him with it. The f'inniest thing about the stranger wns i hat he would stand at his fifth floor window in deep thought, looking out on tho Place Vendome at the Napoleon Pillarn. I said to myself many a time that it was certainly a handsome work of art, and worth looking at, say twice, but how ever a man could come all tho way from America to live in u fifth floorroom, and lookiiv: at- uotbni" but that colnniti of tho Northwestern, published afc tho Rod Hivcr settlement, contains the fol- lowing; "The hunters have boon co ing in during the past few days, from their third'and last trip for this'season. This s what is commonly known ns the 'green meat who go lovfresli, in contradistinction from dried meat and pe mica n-. They have been only three weeks-away, and have come id heavily Jadcn with 'cow's1 meat.'' We are hap py to hear of such abuncl-'uic'e.' Our _rain crop is rather scrim'p this year, and it is well that meat provisions are plentiful. This will still further depress the farm- ers' market, which is vp.ry low already. Scarcely aiiy beef, mutton or pork can be sold, as it is, although prices are at the lowest possible! point. Flour is the only article that is saleable. Reel River has never'been better cleared of money'thtin at present." care. Of course, as he paid, I attended to the matter. 1 consulted with niy.ma-ster, and at the appointed hour-we had a very nice room ready for; him. The dinner was, I firmly believe, as goo'd a one as was ever -served up-. :I: don't. caro for Franctehi or poor but, somehow 01 guests did not app.oar to ap- preciate, it. The words diopped-frum their lips as if they were afraid of waking the dead or as if spies isurrounded them, which was certainly not the case under tho Republic, what- ever it may. be now. Even -after the guests had drunk.heartily, I must do them the honor of saying they they did not alter. Here and-there one might whisper in the ear of the other but to my mind, they were as jolly as a lot of conspirators- The host, after'all, Corps- balloon and caps. Thcs jokes cm errors. th They wear the figure of a the letters "13 O'yon their letters give rise to many antiquity of tho AN EXCITED ME.UUEII one of the Worcester churches, last Sunday, the clergyman, while proceeding in a very earnest discourse, said that no man could ho first rate in two different occu- pations, adding, among other things, no man can at the same time be a firsc rate clock maker and a first rate boot maker.' Here a man in tho. congregation ris- ing swiftly interrupted him, and asked permission to controvert that sentiment. He maintained stoutly that it was not true, for he himself was first rate at both clock making and boot, making. He could match the best in making a boot, and work at a clock with the best man in Worcester. Of course there was a great stir'in I ho congregation, but the clergyman soon induccA his critic to yiulil tho floor and allow him'to go on with his discourse. CALIFORNIA Some weeks since we pub- lished a despatch to the effect that the Government expected to receive stand of arms from California, and were at a loss to conceive how so many could bo spared from or have gone to the Pacific coast. It seems that the Cali- forniaris were equally astonished on dis- covering how rich they vrerc, as will bo seen by the following from tho Los An- gelos Seventy thousand stand of arras wore sent here by Floyd, and so secretly con- veyed to the Benicia arsenal, thatnoono not especially entrusted with the infor- mation knew of their arrival. Even af- ter the arms had boon stored in the arse- nal for months, the Legislature made a requisition on the General Government for materials of war, which requisition was actually complied with, and tho arms solicited were promptly furnished. This shows that tho Administration itself was not avrarc of the. bountiful man- ner in which Floyd had supplied tho State with muskets and rifles- The amis wore sent here, without a doubt, in ex- pectation of their being seized by the se- cessionists. Had the plan succeeded, California would have been in a state of revolution to-day. In the programme of the rebellion arranged at Richmond, attempt was to be made either to unite California with the South or form a dis- tinct Confederacy of the Pacific Statei. A canvass of the popular feeling demon- strated the impossibility of effecting cither of these schemes of treason, or even seising and retaining the arms for the' use of the South. Discovered by tho department, of them were return- ed to the Atlantic Status, and the re- mainder conveyed to Alcatraz, where such of them as are not ia use are saf-jly stored. The question may well be asked in a time of profound peace, what ex- cuse was there for sending extra stand of arms u alone can answer: turo." California we can only Floyd CODJSC- Artemas otherwise Chas. F. Browne, lectured at Tremont of Senial face, a keen, OUR is stated that in more than three-quarters of the regiments na- tive Americans'are in the The Germans are in the majority in on- ly six. The Irish in only -five out, of a hundred. Nearly- two-thirds of fho ar-'i '-he bth. inst. The my are Nine-tenths aro'eiu he. a. izens. The average age of the nrivatcs wicl1 pleasant, ge is over twenty-four years. Three-fourths eye, and a countenance Bug- are single men. The American Bank cl.os0> powers of observation, Note Company, of Philadelphia is en_ j and afresh, hve intellect. Ofancrrous- gaged in getting -up the .roll for the "Legion of honork" being a splendidly engraved certificatej which is to be pres- ented to-every officer and soldier in the army. The certificates were authoriz- ed by Congress, and will be ready for. distribution in a about month from this time. A PLUCKY LITTLE BRITISH MIDEY re- seemed the gloomiest of them all. Cora- cently-slapped the august ears) of his roy- ing down from the fifth floor ap- Prince Alfred, who thereup- puar to have, improved his temper. on indignantly reported to the bSficer in the company had retired, the command. Invfistigatipn that mysterious stranger said to me Gcorgej ,1. want an apartment cdn-: sisting of, seyeral- rooraa. To-morrow: morning, my porvants and. .luggage vfill By.the way, I may- as well tellyou that 'if any one inquires after Prince Louis Napoleorij you: can send him up You might have knocked me down with a feath.er: '_ Said the Prince, "Now youhixd better go arid look after my robm's, for I do not intend sleeping on the fifth floor to-night." I ran off to consult with my proprietor, and the Prince was very speedily moved down from the fifth floor to the second. Next day, two servants arrived, a French- man and a Swiss, with a heap of heavy trunks, which were far more respectable than the two seedy carpet bags. It was in our hotel that the intrigue took. which eventually led the the indignity was the result of piincely impertinence, and all the satisfaction highness was.a piece of advice '.to the ieffect that in fu- ture he had better keep a civil. tongue in his head. A SUBLIME CONCLUSION. Returned "iWiell, after he had burn- ed railroad bridges, and informed; the' rebels of I 'our movements, we caught him; and by Jove we took him and Excited YV hat What 1" Returned Volunteer. (With dreadful emphasis) "Made Jiim tajce the oath of allegiance, sir f" GEN McCr.ELLAs's BIRTH-DAY. The thirty-sixth birth day of Gen. McCLEL- N occurred on the 3d of December. classed among the voice is clear, sweet and which "thin." His pleasant, and his.manner attractive and agreeable. This subject of tho lecture was (Jhildron in I ho Woods." it was a slashing review Of the weak points of men, women, politics, fashions, and cv- else. The Scientific 'American gives its sanction to a breast-pl.-itc invented by a Mr. J. S. Smith, of New It is composed of thin spring steel, and is worn between the cloth and lining of ;i common military vest. It has two leaves, which lap at the edge when tho vest is buttoned, so as to cover" tho en- tire chest. It weighs only three pounds and a half, and can be worn by any ofiix cer or soldier during tho most active ex- ercise. It is very strong in tion to its weight, as ic ca'i resist tho thrust of a bayonet or a sword, and it will repel thu bullets of muskets and pistols at ranges which would otherwise be fatal to life. Col. Boone. of Mississippi, who was taken -prisonm- at Bull Run, and is now confined at Washington, is reported tu havo made a remark in conversation recently, which prplaMy, for its length, contained at least .as .true an account -of t-ho closing scene of the.memorable battle of Run, as Gen. Bcauregard''s offic- ial dispatch. "I never in my the.Colonel, "saw a of men so badly scared as our? were on .that except yours." Flis friends gave a social dinner party on the occasion, and pledged him for'auotlier thirty-six. COST OF BEING MAYOR OP NEW YORK cost of being Mayor of New York city, the Express, is becoming a lits tie too '-tall" for poor man to t-tand, as the following estimate, within gunshot of accuracy, will show Gunther's bills, Opdykc's bills, Wood's bills, Opdyke is in part reimbursed by the heavy custom- house taxation, but Gunthcrs and Wood's are dead losses. Moral (or rather men can never run for "Mayor" in New A SLIDING Wood's popularity is becoming ''small by degrees, and beautifully The World pub- lishes a "dissolving showing that his vote in 1857 was nearly in and only at-the late election. If he keeps falling ae this rate, he will soon be entirely out of siahfc. A WASHINGTON correspondent writes as follows "Not a spare room can be obtained at any of the principal hotels, and new coiners are forred to or share rooms with othors. Pri'vato houses, furnished, are in demand at ex-. orbltant prices, and those citizens posed to receive boarders into their fain? ilies are well repaid for their trouble. WHIOR? A paper giving an account of Toulous, in France, says ''It is 'i large town, containing sixty thousand in- habitants, buiit entirely of brick This is equalled only by a well-known in- scription of Albany, waieh runs thus: 'Albany is a city of houses aud twenty-fiva eight thousand thousand inhabi- tants, to tiie n-ith most of their gab's s'rr, ;