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Civil War Harper's Weekly, April 19, 1862

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APRIL 19, 1862.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

255

(Previous Page) at Washington, North Carolina. After the ceremony the people were warned that if the flag was not there when the regiment returned they would take vengeance on the town. The people looked on with apathy and apparent indifference.

OUR ARMY IN VIRGINIA.

WE devote a large portion of our space this week to the illustration of certain military movements which have taken place in Virginia. Little has been said respecting these movements in the newspapers of the North. Enough has appeared, however, in the Richmond papers, and in the published dispatches of our Generals, to justify us in publishing our illustrations. If we withhold the usual descriptive matter, the reader will readily understand and appreciate our motive.

On page 241 we illustrate the EMBARKATION OF A FIELD BATTERY AT ALEXANDRIA. A dispatch from Washington, authorized by the censor and published in the New York papers of last week, alluded to the embarkation of artillery at Alexandria for some point not mentioned. The scene is a striking one; the sketch, by our artist, Mr. A. R. Wand, is very spirited.

On page 244 we illustrate the EMBARKATION OF TROOPS IN TRANSPORTS AT ALEXANDRIA. We learn from the rebel papers published at Fredericksburg, Virginia, that large numbers of transports full of troops have lately been seen steaming down the Potomac. These are probably the transports which our artist saw at Alexandria, and which he sketched for us.

On page 245 we reproduce a sketch by an occasional correspondent at Fortress Monroe, representing OUR TROOPS ENCAMPED AND MOVING AMONG THE RUINS OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA. Several dispatches from Fortress Monroe, duly authorized by the censor, allude to our having troops, in that locality, who would subsequently seem to have moved on Big Bethel and Yorktown. By the time these lines are printed the public may know more on the subject than is safe to print now. Meanwhile the encampment and military bustle in the ruins of the old town of Hampton are picturesque.

On page 244 we give a view of NORFOLK.

Norfolk, as every one knows, is a port of entry on the Elizabeth River, eight miles above Hampton Roads, thirty-two miles from the ocean, and 106 miles by water from Richmond. The situation is low, and the city is not handsome; but the harbor is spacious, and the depth of water sufficient to admit vessels of all sizes. It was the site of one of the United States dock-yards, and many of our finest vessels of war were built there. On April 20 the rebels seized the Navy-yard, owing to the treachery or imbecility of some of our officers; we succeeded in burning some of the vessels and ship-houses, we saved the Cumberland and Pawnee, and we scuttled the Merrimac, which has since been raised by the rebels. Norfolk is defended by forts on Craney Island, Sewall's Point, and the vicinity.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

You must Notice, That the name of the firm of W. Forsyth & Co. is changed to J. H. Winslow & Co., Mr. Forsyth having retired. Business continued the same, and all Certificates with the name of W. Forsyth & Co. attached are good, and will be redeemed by us alone, with the same promptness and faithfulness as heretofore, on their being returned to us.

100,000
WATCHES, CHAINS, &c., &c.

Worth $500,000.

To be sold for One Dollar each, without regard to value, and not to be paid for till you know what you are to get.

Splendid List!!

Of Articles to be Sold for One Dollar each.

100 Gold Hunting Cased Watches $100,00 each

100 " Watches    60,00 each

200 Ladies' Gold Watches    35,00 each
500 Ladies and Gents' Silver Watches . . . . 15,00 each

5000 Vest and Neck Chains    5,00 to 10,00 each

3000 Gold Band Bracelets    5,00 to 10,00 each

3000 "   "   "    3,00 to 5,00 each

3000 Cameo Brooches   4,00 to 6,00 each

3000 Mosaic and Jet Brooches    4,00 to 6,00 each

3000 Lava and Florentine Brooches   4,00 to 6,00 each

3000 Coral, Opal, and Em. Brooches   4,00 to 6,00 each

3000 Cameo Ear Drops    4,00 to 6,00 each

3000 Mosaic and Jet Ear Drops    4,00 to 6,00 each

3000 Lava and Florentine Ear Drops   4,00 to 6,00 each

3000 Coral, Opal, and Em. Ear Drops   4,00 to 8,00 each

5100 Gents' Breast Pins    2,50 to 8,00 each

3000 Watch Keys    2,00 to 6,00 each

5000 Fob and Ribbon Slides    2,00 to 6,00 each

5000 Sets of Bosom Studs    2,50 to 6,00 each

5000 Sleeve Buttons    2,50 to 6,00 each

7000 Plain Rings    2,50 to 5,00 each

7000 Stone Set Rings    2,50 to 6,00 each

7000 Lockets    2,50 to 10,00 each

10000 Sets Ladies' Jewelry    5,00 to 10,00 each

10000 Gold Pens, 14 Carats and War'd    4,00 to 5,00 each
(with Silver Mounted Holders.)

All of the above list of Goods will be sold for one dollar each. Certificates of all the various articles, stating what each one can have, are first put into envelopes, sealed up, and mixed; and when ordered, are taken out without regard to choice, and sent by mail, thus giving all a fair chance. On receipt of the Certificate you will see what you can have, and then it is at your option to send one dollar and take the article or not.

In all transactions by mail, we shall charge for forwarding the Certificates, paying postage, and doing the business, 25 cents each, which must be enclosed when the certificate is sent for. Five Certificates will be sent for $1, eleven for $2, thirty for $5, sixty-five for $10, and one hundred for $15.

AGENTS.—Those acting as Agents will be allowed ten cents on every certificate ordered by them, provided their remittance amounts to one dollar. Agents will collect 25 cents for every Certificate and remit 15 cents to us, either in cash or postage stamps. Great caution should be used by our correspondents in regard to giving their correct address, Town, County, and State. Address

J. H. WINSLOW & CO.,

P. O. Box 5029,   208 Broadway,   New York.

N.B. We wish it distinctly understood that all articles of jewelry not giving perfect satisfaction can be returned and the money will be refunded.

Rheumatism. All those afflicted with Rheumatism, Gout, Neuralgia, Chilblains, Cold and Frost-bitten Feet, and all Nervous Diseases, by wearing Mettam & Co.'s Patent Galvano Electro Metallic Insoles, will find immediate and permanent cure from their use, never having yet failed in hundreds of cases. Office 429 Broadway. Agent for Philadelphia, J. S. SANSON, 2013 Girard Avenue. Send for a Circular.

A French View of the Rebellion,
[From Galignani's Messenger, Paris, March 10, 1862.]

PARISIAN FASHIONS FOR NEW YORK.

The recent cheering news from America, proclaiming victory upon victory for the Union troops, and foreshadowing, almost beyound peradventure, the speedy termination of the rebellion, has already produced beneficial effects upon the fashionable marts of industry in this metropolis.

For the past two seasons a great falling off in exportations to the New World, in the more costly and recherche fabrics has been severely felt. It was, therefore, with peculiar pleasure that we hailed the advent in our midst of an old; familiar face, in the person of Mr. W. B. Mackenzie, in past years an extensive purchaser of Manteaux and Mantelets de Paris for the New York city trade, and who has now the management of the celebrated United States Mantilla and Cloak Emporium of Mr. George Carey, 304 and 306 Canal Street, in that city. Judging from the selections of this gentleman at the magazines of De Lille, Gazelin, Armandville, Lecanu, Platel Berger and others of our distinguished modists, and which we were kindly permitted to inspect previous to their shipment, the days of taste, and we would almost say extravagance, which have a long time characterized the ladies of America, have not yet entirely vanished, for never have we witnessed so truly elegant and charming a collection of novelties as was there presented to our view.

The world-renowned beauties of the Republican Court at Washington, as well as those of the Commercial Metropolis (New York), may well congratulate themselves upon having a person so competent to cater to their good taste as Mr. Mackenzie, and we trust his visits to our gay capital will now be periodically continued.

F. Derby & Company,

TAILORS and IMPORTERS, invite the special attention of their friends and the public to their LARGE, CHOICE, and ATTRACTIVE ASSORTMENT of SPRING and SUMMER GOODS for gentlemen's wear—entirely NEW STYLES, which they are willing to make up to order in their usual well known style of excellence, at POPULAR PRICES,

No. 57 Walker Street, New York.

THE CRAIG MICROSCOPE, Patented Feb. 18th, 1862, magnifying 100 diameters, or 10,000 times, yet so simple that a child can use it, will be sent by mail on the receipt of $2.25. A liberal discount to the trade. Address HENRY CRAIG, No. 182 Centre Street, New York. Agents wanted.

Statement of the Condition

OF THE

U. S. BRANCH

OF THE

Unity Fire Insurance Company,
AT NEW YORK,
JANUARY 1st, 1862.
Assets.

United States, 6 per cent Stock .$ 19,250.00 New York State, 5 and 6 per cent.

Stock    115,500.00
New York City, 6 per cent. Stock 25,000.00

Cash loaned on collateral   500.00

" in hand and in Bank   10,846.76

" in hands of Agents   8,035.93

All other investments    54,401.36

Office Furniture    494.17

Interest accrued    315.00

—————— $234,343.22

Liabilities.

Losses ascertained and unpaid    2,054.20

All other claims    1,406.94    3,461.14

Net Assets   $230,882.08

*Note.—The above statement shows the condition of the United States Branch alone. The total available Assets of the Company, including its English Securities, amount to

$4,793,822;

and this is entirely independent of the Life Business, which is a totally distinct Company.

GEORGE ADLARD,

MANAGER,

58 WALL ST., New, York.

PATRIOTIC STATIONERY and PORTRAIT PACKETS.

PRIZE STATIONERY and PORTRAIT PACKETS.

UNION STATIONERY and PRIZE PACKETS.

EXCELSIOR STATIONERY PACKETS.

Head-Quarters for UNION STATIONERY and PRIZE PACKAGES of every description.

Circulars free.

HASKINS & CO., 36 Beekman Street, N. Y.

Operatic Choruses, Quartets, &c.

THE OPERATIC BOUQUET. A Collection of Quartets, Choruses, and Concerted Pieces, from Favorite Operas, arranged for Choirs, Classes, Societies and Social Gatherings. By Edwin Bruce. Cloth, $2; Paper, $1.50; on receipt of which it will be mailed, post-paid. Published by OLIVER DITSON & CO., Boston.

WATCHES.

10,000 for sale, at Wholesale prices. Enclose stamp for descriptive Circular. J. L. Ferguson, 208 Broadway, N.Y.

Useful and Economical. -- Hegeman & Co.'s Benzine, which instantly removes Paint, Grease Spots, &c., and cleans Gloves, Ribbons, Silks, &c., equal to new without injury to the most delicate color or fabric, only 25 cents per bottle. Sold by Druggists. Be sure and get the genuine. Prepared by HEGEMAN & CO., N. Y.

A sure cure for Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and Salt Rheum. Wholesale Agents F. C. WELLS & CO., 115 Franklin St., New York. Sold by Apothecaries everywhere.

$75 A MONTH!—I WANTTO HIRE AGENTS in every County at $75 per month and expenses, to sell a new and cheap Sewing Machine. Address (with stamp) S. MADISON, Alfred, Maine.

AGENTS, Army Traders, and the Speculating Classes generally. Low priced Watches and cheap Jewelry of the most saleable variety. Price lists sent free. Address HUBBARD BROS., NEW YORK.

THE ALBION, A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, Established in 1822,

DEVOTED TO

NEWS, POLITICS, CRITICISM, AND

GENERAL LITERATURE.

PRICE $3 PER ANNUM; 6 CENTS PER COPY. Send for Specimen Copies, with price, to the

ALBION OFFICE, 16 Beekman St., N. Y.

Grand Opening!!!
BRODIE'S

Stock of Spring
and
Summer
MANTILLAS
Now Ready for Inspection
at his
OLD STAND,
300 Canal Street,
and
His Palace of Fashion,
Under the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
Corner of 23d Street,
New York.

Prescott's Cartridge Revolvers

The 8in., or Navy Size, carries a Ball weighing 38 to the lb., and the No. 32, or 4in. Revolver, a Ball 80 to the lb. By recent experiments made in the Army, these Revolvers were pronounced the best and most effective weapons in use. Also,

Ballard's Patent Breech-Loading Rifle.

This arm is entirely new, and is universally acknowledged to be the nearest to perfection of any Breech-Loading Rifle ever made. Length of barrel 24 inches, weight of Rifle 7 pounds. Size of Calibre adapted to Nos. 32, 38, and 44 copper water-proof Cartridges. For particulars call or send for a Circular to

MERWIN & BRAY, Sole Agents,

No. 245 Broadway, N. Y.

Every Man his own Printer. ADAMS PRESS CO., 31 Park Row N. Y.

Catarrh!—GOODALE'S REMEDY for this disease is the first and only one that cures it. Send postage stamp for his Pamphlet, at 612 Broadway, N. Y.

Is your Life Insured?

NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL LIFE INS. CO. OF BOSTON & NEW YORK, ORGANIZED 1843.
CAPITAL, TWO MILLIONS. SURPLUS, ONE
MILLION.

This Co. is strictly for mutual protection, entirely beneficent in all its workings and tendencies. It is the oldest purely Mutual Co. in the United States, and uniformly successful. The Insurance Commissioners class it as the leading Co. in surplus and economy. All over actual cost returned to each insured. Interesting documents mailed free.   JOHN HOPPER, Agent for the Co.,

No. 110 Broadway. New York City.

Commercial Travelers and Agents
Wanted to Sell our

25 Cent Portfolio Package.

Contents—18 Sheets Note Paper, 18 Envelopes, 1 Penholder, 1 Pen, 1 Pencil, 1 Blotting Pad, 100 Recipes, 1 War Hymn, 5 Engravings, 1 New Method for Computing Interest.—2 Fashionable Embroidery Designs for Collars, 4 for Under-Sleeves, 2 for Under-Skirts, I for Corner of Handkerchief, 2 for Cuffs, 1 for Silk Purse, 1 for Child's Sack, 1 for Ornamental Pillow Case, 1 Puzzle Garden, and ONE BEAUTIFUL ARTICLE OF JEWELRY. $10 a day can be realized. Send stamp for Circular of wholesale prices.

WEIR & CO., 43 South Third Street, Phila., Pa.

Head-Quarters for Cheap

Jewelry.

HEAD-QUARTERS FOR BRACELETS.

HEAD-QUARTERS FOR LOCKETS.

HEAD-QUARTERS FOR RINGS.

HEAD-QUARTERS FOR VEST CHAINS.

HEAD-QUARTERS FOR NECK CHAINS. HEAD-QUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF SETS. HEAD-QUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF PINS. HEAD-QUARTERS FOR MINIATURE PINS OF ALL THE GENERALS. Enclose stamp for full particulars. W. A. HAYWARD, MANUFACTURING JEWELER, 208 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.

SOMETHING NEW— Agents wanted to make $50 to $100 a month, selling our newly-patented articles, wanted in every family. Selling rapidly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Samples 25c. each. Enclose stamp.   RICE & CO., No. 83 Nassau Street, N. Y.

FRIENDS OF SOLDIERS!

All Articles for Soldiers at Baltimore, Washington, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and all places occupied by Union troops, should be sent, at half rates, by HARNDEN'S EXPRESS, No. 74 Broadway. Sutlers charged low rates.

EMPLOYMENT. A NEW ENTERPRISE. THE FRANKLIN SEWING MACHINE CO. want a number of Agents. A liberal salary and expenses paid, or commission allowed. Address, with stamp, HARRIS BROTHERS, Boston, Mass. (Clip this out for reference.)

To Sutlers and Others.

An article in brisk demand!

ANDREWS' YEAST POWDER, put up in cans, with full directions for immediate use. Bread, Biscuits, and Pancakes, beautifully light and wholesome, can be made in two minutes! Warranted superior to all others. Will keep good in any climate. For sale by Grocers and Druggists, who will procure them for you, or send an order to

   THOS. ANDREWS & CO.,

    136 and 138 Cedar Street, N. Y.

—The Great Desideratum—

Agents Wanted.

A Chimney for Coal Oil Lamps that will not break. Samples by mail, 50 cents. Send stamp for descriptive circular. S. W. RICE & CO., 434 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

A BEAUTIFUL MICROSCOPE!

MAGNIFYING 500 TIMES, FOR 28c. IN SILVER. Five of-different powers, $1. Mailed free.

F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.

AGENTS!!!—Agents if you want to make money, send a three cent stamp to A. RICHARDS & CO., New London, Conn., and get their Cofidential Circular.

EMPLOYMENT.—Agents Wanted in every Town and County to enter into a respectable and permanent business. For particulars address, with red stamp,   DR. J. H. WARNER, 54 East 12th Street, New York.

WEDDINGS supplied with the new style of Marriage Cards and Envelopes, by A. DEMAREST, Engraver, 182 Broadway. Seals and stamps.

Wedding Cards and Note Papers at J. EVERDELL'S celebrated Engraving Establishment, 302 Broadway, cor. Duane Street, N. Y. Samples by mail.

The New Issue of Postage Stamps, of all denominations, for sale. Apply to HARPER & BROTHERS, Franklin Square, N. Y.

DO YOU WANT LUXURIANT WHISKERS OR MUSTACHES?—My Onguent will force them to grow heavily in six weeks (upon the smoothest face) without stain or injury to the skin. Price $1—sent by mail, post free, to any address, on receipt of an order. R. G. GRAHAM, No. 109 Nassau Street, N. Y.

A New Edition of
Harper's War Map
Now Ready.
Price Six Cents.

Sent by mail on receipt of price.

HARPER & BROTHERS, New York.

Bound Volumes AND

Back Numbers OF

Harper's Weekly

Always on hand.

Price of Volumes in Cloth    $3.50

"   "   Half Morocco    5. 50
Beautifully and substantially bound.

HARPER & BROTHERS, Franklin Square, N. Y.

HARPER'S
NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE,

Any Number will be sent by Mail, post-paid, for Twenty-five Cents. Any Volume, comprising Six Numbers, neatly bound in Cloth, will be sent by Mail, to any part of the United States within 3000 miles of New York, post-paid, for Two Dollars per Volume. Complete Sets will be sent by Express, the freight at the charge of the purchaser, at a Discount of Twenty-five per Cent. from the above rate. Twenty-three Volumes, bound uniformly, extending from June, 1850, to November, 1861, are now ready.

TERMS.

One Copy for one Year    $3.00

Two Copies for One Year    5.00
Three or more Copies for One Year (each) . 2.00
And an Extra Copy, gratis, for every Club of EIGHT
SUBSCRIBERS.

HARPER'S MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY, together, one year, $4.00.

Clergymen and Teachers supplied at the lowest CLUB RATES.

The DEMAND NOTES of the United States will be received for Subscriptions. Our distant friends are requested to remit them in preference to Bank Notes.

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK.

HARPER'S WEEKLY. Single Copies Six Cents.

A Thrilling Story,
Entitled,

NO NAME,
By Wilkie Collins,
AUTHOR OF

"The Woman in White,"

Richly Illustrated by John McLenan,
Was commenced in the Number for March 15 (No. 272) of HARPER'S WEEKLY,

And will be continued from week to week until completed.
TERMS.

One Copy for One Year    $2.50

One Copy for Two Years    4.00

Ten Copies for One Year ...................................18.00

An Extra Copy will be allowed for every Club of TEN SUBSCRIBERS.

HARPER'S MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY, together, one year, $4.00.

HARPER'S WEEKLY will be sent gratuitously for one month—as a specimen—to any one who applies for it.

HARPER'S WEEKLY is electrotyped, and Back Numbers can be had at any time.

Vols. I., II., III., IV., and V., for the Years 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, and 1861, of "HARPER'S WEEKLY," handsomely bound in Cloth extra, Price $3.50 each, are now ready.

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK.

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