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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 18, 1862

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[JANUARY 18, 1862.



"THE BELT RAILROAD ORDINANCE, having Passed both Branches of the Outgoing Common Council, has been Signed by Mayor WOOD, and the CORPORATORS are now prepared to divide the Plunder."—New York Daily Paper.


"I say, with my hand on my heart, that Miss SLIDELL, in her agony, did Strike Mr. FAIRFAX Three Times in the Face. I wish that her Knuckles had Struck me in the Face."

[Vice Commander WILLIAMS'S Account of the Seizure of MASON and SLIDELL.]

The McClellan Gift Writing-

Something New for Agents.

A portable writing-desk, containing three kinds of writing paper and envelopes ; also a pen, pencil, pen-holder, blotting-paper, and a bottle of ink. EACH DESK CONTAINS A GIFT OF JEWELRY, ECLIPSING ALL AND EVERY GIFT JEWELRY ARTICLES EVER OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC. The retail price for the McClellan Gift Writing-Desk IS ONLY 25 CENTS! Agents wanted all over the country. For particulars address, with stamp, W. H. CATELY & CO., 102 Nassau Street, New York City.

100,000 BARRELS OF THE LODI MAN'G CO.'S POUDRETTE. For sale by JAMES T. FOSTER, No. 66 Courtlandt Street, New York.

The article is the CHEAPEST, BEST, and MOST POWERFUL

fertilizer offered in market. It ripens crops from two to three weeks earlier, is not dangerous to use, nor exhausting to the soil. It has no equal in gardens, and upon lawns, flowers, and grass land, and more particularly on the corn crop. The SAVING OF LABOR pays for the Poudrette. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. None genuine but Lodi

Manufacturing Co.'s Brand, No. 66 Courtlandt Street. The Co.'s Almanac for 1862, with the experience of Horace Greeley, Daniel Webster, and over 100 farmers in different States, will be sent free to any one applying for the same.

Address   JAMES T. FOSTER,

Care of Lodi Manufacturing Co.,

No. 66 Courtlandt Street, New York.


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

AGENTS WANTED To sell Yale's Flag of our Union and Military Gift and Stationery Packages. Agents who are now selling imitations, put up by other parties, are respectfully requested to send us their address and we will forward them a sample with circular, which will at once satisfy them that they can make more money and give better satisfaction by selling our packages than any others in market. Address J. W. YALE, Proprietor, Metropolitan Gift Book Store, Syracuse, New York.

THE GREATEST NOVELTY OF THE DAY.—Peirce's Army Game Casket, for the use of Soldiers and everybody. You have, in a neat small box for the pocket, Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cards, Dominoes, and all the popular Games of the day—all for 62 1/2 cents retail. Large discount to Sutlers and Dealers. Send stamp for Circular. JOHN H. TINGLEY, Publisher, No. 152 1/2 Fulton St., New York.

Moravian Boarding School for Boys.

Nazareth Hall, Nazareth, Northampton Co., Pa.

Easy of access from New York, by Central R. R. of New Jersey to Easton, and from Philadelphia by Northern Pennsylvania R. R. to Bethlehem. Agents in New York, Messrs. A. Bininger & Co., Nos. 92 and 94 Liberty Street. Agents in Philadelphia, Messrs. Jordan & Bro., No. 209 N. 3d Street.

Rev. EDWARD H. REICHEL, Principal.

THE McCLELLAN ARMY PACKAGE-Contains 15 important and useful Articles, all put up by myself, and warranted good. You have in each package 12 sheets assorted Note Paper. 12 Envelopes to match, Blotting Paper, Pens, Pen-holder, Lead Pencil, Pins, Needles, Linen Thread, Buttons, Pocket Combs, Almanac, Union Song Book with 56 Songs, &c., &c. Price $15 per 100. Send stamp for Circular. JOHN H. TINGLEY, Bookseller and Stationer, No. 152 1/2 Fulton St., N. Y.

" Something New for All."

GEN. GEO. B. M'CLELLAN and our New Union Prize Gift Packages are to be wondered at. Seventy-five cents worth of indispensable articles for 25 cents. Agents are making from $5 to $10 per day. Agents wanted, male and female, everywhere. Address, with stamp for circular, RICKARDS & CO, 102 Nassau Street, New York.

In Press :
Infantry Tactics.

Far the Instruction, Exercise, and Manoeuvres of the Soldier, a Company, Line of Skirmishers, Battalion, Brigade, or

Corps d'Armee.

By Brig.-Gen. SILAS CASEY, U. S. Army.
In Three Volumes. Will be ready shortly.
D. VAN NOSTRAND, Publisher, 192 Broadway, N. Y.

No pay expected until received, read, and approved.

1st. Dr. S. S. FITCH'S SIX LECTURES on the Causes, Prevention, and cure of Lung, Bronchial, and Skin Diseases; and Male and Female Complaints. On the mode of Preserving Health to a Hundred Years. 360 pages, 21 engravings. Price, 50 cents.

2d. Dr. S. S. FITCH'S new work on Heart Disease, Apoplexy, Palsy, Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, Dysentery, Cholera Infantum, Summer Diarrhoea of Children, Cholera and Cholera Morbus, Bilious Cholic, Costiveness, Diptheria, Sore Throats, Scarlet Fever, Yellow Fever, and the diseases of old people, with many valuable Medical Prescriptions for these diseases. 168 pages, 6 engravings. Price, 50 cents. Say which book you will have, giving Name, State, County, and Post Office.

Address, Dr. S. S. FITCH, 714 Broadway.

Superior Winter Clothing,
Consisting of





And every description of MEN'S and BOYS' CLOTHING,

Devlin & Cos,

Broadway, corner of Warren Street, Broadway, corner of Grand Street.

Unceasing Wonders.

Parisian Cabinet of Wonders and Anatomy, 563 Broadway, New York. (Next door to Ball and Black.) Where man may trace his development from the 21st day of conception, and where at one glance is seen 1700 parts of the human body. In conjunction with these wondrous sights, a monster child, with FOUR legs, TWO heads, and FOUR arms, has just been added to this already interesting and instructive institution. LECTURES DAILY. Open for gentlemen only, from 10 A.M. till 10 P.M.

Admission 25 cents.

100 Ways to make Money sent on receipt of twenty-five cents. JOS. ADAMS, 83 Nassau Street, N. Y.


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, will he placed in envelopes and sealed. These envelopes will be sent by mail, or delivered as called for, 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 than, 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


203 Broadway, corner of Fulton Street, 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.

The Wide World !

A racy and spirited complete Story Paper! Printed every week in Boston. Sold by News Dealers everywhere. 4 cents.

A Magnificent Chance for profitable investment. Attractive and salable ornaments for the times, possessing fine artistic merit, and entirely new. Samples worth $1 sent for 30 cents, or particulars free. Address


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

Wholesale News Dealers,


All the Daily and Weekly Newspapers, Magazines, Books, &c., &c., with great dispatch. MISCELLANEOUS ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. We sell at prices that defy competition. We have unequaled facilities, and guarantee dealers the closest attention. Send for price-list and give us a trial. JOHN F. FEEKS & CO., No. 24 Ann Street, New York. SENT BY EXPRESS EVERYWHERE.

Retailed at Wholesale Prices, Made to Measure at $18 per doz. OR SIX FOR NINE DOLLARS, MADE OF NEW YORK MILLS MUSLIN, With fine Linen Bosoms, and warrranted as good a Shirt
as sold in the retail stores at $2.50 each.


P. S.—Those who think I can not make a good Shirt for $18 per dozen are mistaken. Here's the cost of one dozen $18 fine shirts.

30 yards of New York Mills Muslin at 14 1/2 c. per yd. $4.35 7 yards of fine Linen, at 50c. per yard .......................3.50 Making and cutting   6.00 Laundry, $1; buttons and cotton, 50c    1.50 Profit    2.65  Total   $18.00

Self Measurement for Shirts. Printed directions for self-measurement, list, of prices, and drawings of different styles of shirts and collars sent free everywhere. These rules are so easy to understand that any one can take their own measure. I warrant a perfect fit. The cash can be paid to the Express Company on re-receipt of the goods. The Express Company have orders to allow all parties to examine the goods before paying for them. If the goods are not as represented, you are at liberty to return them. S. W. H. WARD, from London,
387 Broadway, up stairs, Between White and Walker Streets, NEW YORK.

Single Copies Six Cents.


One Copy for One Year . . . . $2.50

Two Copies for One Year . . . . 4.00

Harper's Weekly and Harper's Magazine, one year, $4.00. HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK.

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