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mentioned this circumstance with
an air of sentimental resignation, and listened to Mr. Vanstone's boisterous
rejoicings over his new prospects with a mild and mute surprise. His gentle
melancholy of look and manner greatly assisted his personal advantages. In his
own effeminate way he was more handsome than ever that evening. His soft brown
eyes wandered about the room with a melting tenderness; his hair was beautifully
brushed; his delicate hands hung over the arms of his chair with a languid
grace. He looked like a convalescent Apollo. Never, on any previous occasion,
had he practiced more successfully the social art which he habitually
cultivated—the art of casting himself on society in the character of a well-bred
Incubus, and conferring an obligation on his fellow-creatures by allowing them
to sit under him. It was undeniably a dull evening. All the talking fell to the
share of Mr. Vanstone and Miss Garth. Mrs. Vanstone was habitually silent; Norah
kept herself obstinately in the back-ground; Magdalen was quiet and
undemonstrative beyond all former precedent. From first to last she kept rigidly
on her guard. The few meaning looks that she cast on Frank flashed at him like
lightning, and were gone before any one else could see them. Even when she
brought him his tea, and when, in doing so, her self-control gave way under the
temptation which no woman can resist—the temptation of touching the man she
loves—even then she held the saucer so dextrously that it screened her hand.
Frank's self-possession was far less steadily disciplined; it only lasted as
long as he remained passive. When he rose to go—when he felt the warm, clinging
pressure of Magdalen's fingers round his hand, and the lock of her hair, which
she slipped into it at the same moment, he became awkward and confused. He might
have betrayed Magdalen and betrayed himself but for Mr. Vanstone, who innocently
covered his retreat by following him out, and patting him on the shoulder all
the way. "God bless you, Frank!" cried the friendly voice, that never had a
harsh note in it for any body. "Your fortune's waiting for you. Go in, my boy—go
in and win!"
"Yes," said Frank. "Thank you. It
will be rather difficult to go in and win at first. Of course, as you have
always told me, a man's business is to conquer his difficulties, and not to talk
about them. At the same time, I wish I didn't feel quite so loose as I do in my
figures. It's discouraging to feel loose in one's figures.—Oh, yes; I'll write
and tell you how I get on. I'm very much obliged by your kindness, and very
sorry I couldn't succeed with the engineering. I think I should have liked
engineering better than trade. It can't be helped now, can it? Thank you again.
So he drifted away into the misty
commercial future, as aimless, as helpless, as gentlemanlike as ever.
REBEL PRISONERS AT CHICAGO.
WE publish on
page 215, from a
sketch by Mr. True Williams of Chicago, a picture of the
REBEL PRISONERS AT CAMP
DOUGLAS, near Chicago.
Several hundred of the prisoners
Fort Donelson, comprising Alabamians, Mississippians, and Texans, were
sent there soon after their capture, and are now held there. The Chicago Tribune
thus describes their appearance:
Parties who were fortunate enough
to obtain entrance to Camp Douglas yesterday forenoon might have seen standing,
shivering in the snow, in about the centre of the parade-ground, a collection of
men wearing all the colors of the rainbow upon their backs in the shape of
raiment. There were seven or eight hundred prisoners in the group. Their clothes
had been intended for a warmer country, and their frames were all unused to the
cold weather of a northern climate; hence the prisoners looked pale, and
actually had attacks of ague chills as they stood awaiting the preparation of
their barracks. It was a matter for contemplation. A week ago these men were
fighting under the serpent flag at Donelson. To-day they stood conquered, yet
not entirely disheartened, beneath the
stars and stripes, hundreds of miles from
their homes and scenes of disastrous battle.
A more wobegone appearing set of
men it would be difficult for the reader to imagine. Compared with the laborers
we are in the habit of seeing upon our public roads they would suffer somewhat,
being less hardy and healthy in build and complexion. It may have been from
exposure and low diet, but they were all sallow faced, sunken eyed, and
apparently famishing. Some of them had food with them, and were eating of it as
they stood. Others were rigging extemporaneous windlasses for a well and filling
their canteens. The majority, however, stood gazing about the place, perfectly
willing to be conversed with, and as willing to answer all questions put to them
by their numerous visitors. These visitors were mainly respectful to the fallen
foe. In fact, these men, and those who had been quartered in the southern
portion of the grounds known as Brackett's Camp, appeared to be satisfied with
their lot, and were free to say they had not been better treated since
enlistment, or more comfortably housed and better fed than the prospect was they
would be at Camp Douglas as prisoners of war.
The uniforms of the Confederate
prisoners are just no uniforms at all, lacking all the characteristics of
infantry cavalry, or artillery costume, in being wholly uniform in color, cut,
fashion, and manufacture. Some have coats of a butternut color, cut in regular
sack style, and others fashioned, like those of our soldiers, as jackets or
frocks. The pants are as diversified in color. Many of them have no overcoats at
all, and supply their place with horse blankets, hearth-rugs, coverlets, pieces
of carpet, coffee sacks, etc., etc. Their knapsacks consist of bags of all
colors and sizes, comparing well with their coats and hats. The same remarks
apply equally well to their canteens and other accoutrements, no half dozen of
which seem to have been made at the same manufactory.
SODA-WATER APPARATUS, new and
Second hand, of every description. Druggists, Confectioners, and Bottlers, send
for an illustrative and descriptive catalogue and price-list at WILLIAM GEE'S,
Nos. 6 and 7 New Haven Railroad Buildings, corner of Elm and Franklin Streets,
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.
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.
WATCHES, CHAINS, &c., &c
To be sold for One Dollar each,
without regard to value, and not to be paid for till you know what you are to
Of Articles to be Sold for One
100 Gold Hunting Watc..$100,00 each
100 " Watches
200 Ladies' Gold Watches
500 Ladies and Gents Watches 15,00 each
5000 Vest Chains
....5,00 to 10,00 each
3000 Gold 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 Brooches ..4,00 to 6,00 each
3060 Lava and Brooches 4,00 to 6,00 each
3000 Coral Brooches.4,00 to 6,00 each
3000 Cameo Ear Drops
...4,00 to 6,00 each
3000 Mosaic Ear Drops
...4,00 to 6,00 each
3000 Lava Ear
Drops ..4,00 to 6,00 each
3000 Coral 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 2,00 to 6,00 each
5000 Sets 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
................2,50 to 10,00 each
10000 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, will be placed in envelopes and sealed. These
envelopes will be sent by mail, as ordered, without regard to choice. 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, 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.
A Certain Cure for Nervous
Laurie's Chinese Life Pills.
This wonderful remedy is chiefly
composed from the essence of a plant that grows in the tea districts of China,
the use of which, as prescribed by learned Chinese physicians as an antidote to
the effects of eating opium, &c., was discovered by Dr. Adam Laurie, M.R.C.S.,
while attached to the French and British Embassies at Hong Kong, and by him
introduced into European practice.
These pills take no effect as a
cathartic, but act specifically on the blood and nervous centres, are a speedy
and infallible remedy for NEURALGIA, TIODOLOREX, ST. VITUS' DANCE, DYSPEPSIA,
LANGUOR, LASSITUDE, DEPRESSION OF SPIRITS, SICK-HEADACHE, IRRITABILITY,
EXCITEMENT, and all diseases from impure blood or nervous derangement, and may
be taken with entire safety by the most delicate lady or tender child.
Price One Dollar per box of forty
pills, or large boxes of a hundred for Two Dollars. Sent post free, by mail, on
receipt of remittance; or obtained personally from
General Agent for the United
States, 429 Broadway, N. Y.
Head-Quarters for Cheap
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
THE GENERALS. Enclose stamp for
full particulars. W. A. HAYWARD, MANUFACTURING JEWELER, 208 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
10,000 for sale, at Wholesale
prices. Enclose stamp for descriptive Circular. J. L. Ferguson, 208 Broadway,
AGENTS MAKE MOST MONEY, and give
entire satisfaction, by selling our "PRIZE STATIONERY AND JEWELRY PACKAGES."
Circulars free. P. HASKINS & CO., 36 Beekman St., N. Y.
Wedding Cards and Note Papers at
J. EVERDELL'S celebrated Engraving Establishment, 302 Broadway, cor. Duane
Street, N. Y. Samples by mail.
Best Thing for Agents.
Scofield's Variety Stationery
Gift Packages contain more paper and better gifts than any in market. Send stamp
for particulars, or 35c. for sample to
C. W. SCOFIELD, Bookseller,
Geneva, 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., Chemists and Druggists, New York.
A New Edition of
Harper's War Map
Price Six Cents.
Sent by mail on receipt of price.
HARPER & BROTHERS, New York.
The New Issue of Postage Stamps,
of all denominations, for sale. Apply to HARPER & BROTHERS, Franklin Square, N.
"MOUSTACHES and WHISKERS in 42
days." This GREAT SECRET and many others in a new BOOK, mailed free, for [coin]
20c. Eight for $1. Address C. E. HUNTER & CO., Hinsdale, N. H.
AGENTS HAVE YOU SEEN THISTLE &
CO.'S NEW UNION PRIZE STATIONERY PACKAGE? IF NOT SEND STAMP FOR OUR CIRCULAR,
AND GET THE BEST AND CHEAPEST IN THE MARKET.
THISTLE & CO., 130 NASSAU STREET,
PARIS CLOAKS AND MANTILLAS,
On Wednesday, April 2nd,
THE FIRST IMPORTATIONS, FOR SPRING,
United States Cloak and Mantilla
304 and 306 CANAL STREET.
GEO. CAREY has the honor to
announce the arrival of his first importations of
PARIS AND LONDON
CLOAKS AND MANTILLAS,
personally selected by Mr. W. B.
MACKENZIE from the leading Magazines in those cities, and who has spared neither
energy nor expense in his search after novelty combined with tasteful
The garments of my own
manufacture will be found worthy the minute examination of Ladies, being for the
EXCLUSIVE IN STYLE,
UNIQUE IN MANUFACTURE,
AND POPULAR IN PRICES. Ladies are
invited freely to view my display, which will conduce to the advantage of my
customers and the popularity and renown of the
United States Cloak and Mantilla
304 and 306 CANAL STREET, NEW YORE.
N. B. Remember Wednesday, April
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, 1 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.
$75 A MONTH!—I WANT TO 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.
A sure cure for Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, and Salt Rheum. Wholesale Agents F. C. WELLS & CO., 115 Franklin St.,
New York. Sold by Apothecaries everywhere.
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with Rheumatism, Gout, Neuralgia, Chilblains, Cold and Frost-bitten Feet, and
all Nervous Diseases, by wearing Mettam & Co.'s Patent Galvano Electro Metallic
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failed in hundreds of cases. Office 429 Broadway. Agent for Philadelphia, J. S.
SANSON, 2013 Girard Avenue. Send for a Circular.
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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.
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A MOST POWERFUL ARM, WHICH CAN BE
carried constantly about the person without inconvenience or danger. Length four
inches, scarcely more than that of the barrels. It is the most compact, safe,
and powerful Pocket Revolver ever made; weighs only eight ounces, charged with
cartridges, which can be purchased in hardware stores, each barrel rifled, gain
twist and sighted. Will penetrate one inch of pine at one hundred and fifty
yards. Send for illustrated Circular.
Retail price, Plated Frame, with
100 cartridges, $10.00
" " Blued Frame, " " " 9.50
Trade supplied. T. W. MOORE, 426
B'way, N. Y.
WEDDINGS supplied with the new
style of Marriage
Cards and Envelopes, by A.
DEMAREST, Engraver, 182 Broadway. Seals and stamps.
Chapped Hands, Face, Lips, &c.—
CERTAIN CURE AND PREVENTIVE.—HEGEMAN & CO.'S CAMPHOR ICE, with GLYCERINE, will
keep the skin soft in the coldest weather. Sold by druggists generally. Price 25
cents. Sent by mail on receipt of 30 cents. HEGEMAN & CO., Nos. 161, 399, 511,
and 750 Broadway, New York.
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.
Stock of Spring
Now Ready for
Wholesale Cash Buyers,
300 Canal Street, New York.
ENTERPRISING AGENTS ARE DOING
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articles of ready sale. Profits are large. Samples sent free on receipt of the
price (25c.). Send 3-cent stamp for price-list and terms. A. H. DOWNER, 442
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DO YOU WANT LUXURIANT WHISKERS OR
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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.
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Providence, R. I.
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