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WE publish on
page 397 two
pictures, from drawings by French artists: one showing the CITY OF PUEBLA, or
more correctly LA PUEBLA, now besieged by the French; the other, one of the
MORTAR BATTERIES erected by the French to shell the place.
Puebla is a city of Mexico,
distant about 84 miles from the City of Mexico, on the road from Vera Cruz to
the capital. It is in a mountainous region, and surrounded by heights. The
French under General Forey, with about 20,000 men, and assisted by the traitor
Marquez, with 3000 or 4000 more, attacked Puebla on 21st March ult., and after
several severe conflicts, succeeded in making themselves masters of some of the
forts, while the Mexicans held the bulk of the city. The resistance was
tenacious, and the slaughter great on both sides. Since the first attack both
sides have received reinforcements, and the contest has been continued with
varied success. Our latest advices are conflicting. A French account states that
the city has fallen, and that Ortega surrendered with his entire army. On the
other hand, Mexican reports of the same date represent the place as still
General Scott took Puebla with
very little trouble.
Important to Tourists. Mr.
Semmons begs to inform the Travelling Public that he has consented to open a
branch of his store at
No. 123 Broadway, opp. Post
where may be found a splendid
assortment of his celebrated Spectacles, Eye-Glasses, Single and Double
Telescopes of immense power; Field and Marine Glasses, Opera Glasses, &c., &c.;
also, his newly invented Vest-Pocket Double Glass, of the greatest transparent
power, suitable for tourists and sportsmen.
The business in New York will
still be open. Catalogues sent free by enclosing stamp.
SEMMONS, Oculist's Optician,
669 1/2 Broadway, opp. Bond St.,
free by mail for 60 cents.
For INDIGESTION, HEARTBURN,
&c.—Manufactured only by
S. G. WELLING, No. 207 Centre
St., New York. Price 50 cents per box. Sold by Druggists generally.
When this Cruel War is over. I
Remember the Hour when sadly we parted. Each 25 cents. Gideon's Band. We do
think of thee at Home. Each 30 cents. MUSICIANS' OMNIBUS, 700 tunes for Violin,
Flute, Cornet, &c. $1, post-paid. F. BLUME, 208 Bowery, N. Y.
POPULAR, PATRIOTIC. AND HOME
NEARLY 200 FOR 12 CENTS.
SHILLING SONG BOOK.
Part 1.—Containing all the best
songs of the day, a large number of which are not in any other collection. Part
2.—Containing Popular Songs that have appeared since the publication of the
First Part, together with numerous other favorites. Price of each part, 12
cents. Sent by mail, post-paid, on receipt of the price. Published by OLIVER
DITSON & CO., 277 Washington Street, Boston.
DROWNE & MOORE,
Manufacturing Jewelers, 208
Broadway, New York.
lively interest with all girls
and boys that like fun and out-door exercise, and especially those who are
weakly. For sale by STEPHEN W. SMITH, 498 Broadway, N. Y.
Agents and Dealers.
Something New. Patent Match Safe,
for vest pocket, a thing of beauty, and usefulness combined. Samples by mail, 50
cts. S. W. RICE & CO., 83 Nassau St., N. Y.
Pensions, Bounty, Pay, Prize
Money, for Soldiers and Sailors,
or heirs, promptly collected. Soldiers discharged for wounds, entitled to
bounty, we send our Hand-Book of Information and Circular, with Lists of Prices,
by enclosing address, with stamp to pay return postage. SOMES, BROWN & CO., 2
Park Place, New York, and 476 7th Street, Washington, D. C.
Send stamp for circulars. Rice &
Co., 37 Park Row, N. Y.
To take orders for Victor's
History of the Rebellion, the acknowledged standard, indorsed by the President,
Cabinet, Members of Congress, Governors, Bancroft the historian, and by the
press generally. Two volumes now ready, expensively illustrated with Steel
Engravings. Sold by subscription only, and exclusive territory given. Canvassers
make $50 to $100 per week. Send for circular of terms, &c. Address
EDWARD F. HOVEY, 13 Spruce St.,
Note Papers and Wedding Cards.
Tiffany &, Co.,
Nos. 550 and 552 Broadway,
Would respectfully inform their
Patrons and the general Public, that they have recently re-arranged and
considerably extended the STATIONERY DEPARTMENT of their FANCY GOODS
ESTABLISHMENT, and have now unequalled facilities for furnishing the latest
styles of Correspondence and Wedding
Stationery, Cards of all sizes and shapes,
engraved upon the premises with punctuality and dispatch. Initials stamped,
colored or plain, in ordinary text or originally designed monogram. A choice
assortment De la Rue's and Asprey's Writing Cases, Dispatch Boxes, Note and
Letter Papers, as well as the last French styles, constantly for sale.
Grand Mass Meeting
of the friends of
BARGAINS IN CLOTHING!
Assembles daily at the Sales Rooms of
To ratify the schedule of
exceedingly low prices, which has been adopted for the present Spring and
ensuing Summer seasons, for
MEN'S, YOUTH'S, AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING. Don't fail to attend this
meeting, and bring your friends with you, for the following very good reasons:—
Whether you purchase or not you
will receive polite attention. All Goods are warranted in every
particular. The privilege allowed of exchanging (within three days) any garment
which, upon examination at home, does not meet the entire approval of the
purchaser, or the money refunded promptly.
The unparalleled success in
private practice, and the indorsement of high Medical Authority, enables us to
recommend this preparation,
A SOLUTION OF PURE IODINE IN PURE
As a specific for Scrofula in all
its manifold forms, Consumption, Cancer, Ulcers, Bronchitis, Liver, Kidney and
Heart Diseases, Bilious Fevers, Fever and Ague, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Nervous
Affections, Female Weaknesses, Dyspepsia, Emaciation and General Debility,
Syphilis in all its various and afflicting stages, and the ONLY REMEDY for the
SUCCESSFUL ERADICATION of MERCURIAL DISEASE, and, in fact, all those distressing
and afflicting diseases which arise from an enfeebled, vitiated state of the
blood, defective nutrition, an impure atmosphere, &c. Price $1 per bottle; $5 per half
dozen. Sold by Druggists. Dr. H. ANDERS & CO., Physicians
and Chemists, 428 Broadway, N. Y.
FROM A LADY.—West Milton,
Saratoga Co., N. Y., July 6th, 1861.—DR. HOSTETTER—Sir: I have long delayed
writing to you my sincere thanks for the good you have done my daughter. I can
truly say that nothing but the kind hand of Providence and your BITTERS have
saved her from an early grave. For three years I have been doctoring her with
syrups and all kinds of bitters that have been recommended to me for her,
besides having two first-rate physicians; but all seemed to do her no good,
while I was searching the Almanacs and all the newspapers that I could get hold
of, ln hopes of finding something that would suit her case. Accidentally there
came part of a newspaper around some goods that I bought at Spa. In looking it
over I saw at a glance that your BITTERS was just what she needed. I sent the
next day to Ballston Spa and got a bottle of your BITTERS. She commenced taking
them, and such a change in one week with her appetite, and the distress that
victuals occasioned, and that burning in the stomach, I never saw in my life, as
there was in her. She has taken three bottles, and is now able to work all the
time. I think there is a little derangement of the liver. Please send me three
bottles more, which I think will cure her entirely. We and others thought she
had a disease of the heart, but that beating and fluttering that would almost
stop her from breathing at times, is all gone. Yours, with respect, Mrs. AMANDA
McPHERSON. Sold by all druggists and family
grocers. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, PREPARED AND SOLD BY HOSTETTER & SMITH, PITTSBURGH,
PA. DEPOT FOR NEW YORK, 428 BROADWAY.
WEAK LUNGS; AND HOW TO MAKE THEM
STRONG. See Dr. Dio Lewis's Article in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY for June, 1863.
Sent, post paid, for 25 cents. TICKNOR & FIELDS, Publishers, Boston.
One Hoe News Press, Double
Cylinder, Bed 36x60. Price $1500. One Taylor Drum Cylinder, four
Rollers, Table Distribution, Bed 38x51. Price $1750. One Taylor Double Cylinder, five
Rollers, Table Distribution, Bed 38x51. Price $3500.Apply to HARPER & BROTHERS, 329
Pearl St., N.Y.
DR. B. C. PERRY'S MEDICAL OFFICE
For treating successfully all DISEASES OF THE SCALP, LOSS OF
AND PREMATURE BLANCHING. Moth Patches, Freckles, Grubs,
Worms, and all Papillated Eruptions removed from the face without injury to
either texture or color of the skin. For further particulars and references, see
last week's "Harper's Weekly. NO CHARGE FOR CONSULTATION.
For particulars by mail enclose
stamp for circular. No. 49 Bond Street, New
And their Significance.
Roman, Grecian, Indian, Negro,
Celestial, pug, long, short, thick, sharp, aquiline, "turn ups," and Jewish
Noses, with the "why and wherefore" of these varieties. Portraits and characters
of our leading Generals, and other officers, with their Phrenology, Physiolygy,
Physiognomy, and Psychology. Also Ethnology, Anthropology, &c., given in the
PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL and LIFE ILLUSTRATED. A new vol. begins with July No.
$1.50 a year, or 15 cents a Number. Address FOWLER & WELLS, 308 Broadway, N.
$15 Per Day Easy $15
And a Watch Free.
Employment for everybody, male
and female. 100,000 men, women, and children wanted to act as our Agents in
every Town and Village throughout the U. S. to sell our immensely popular,
unexcelled, and valuable extra large size PRIZE STATIONERY, RECIPES, and YANKEE
NOTION PACKAGES, containing fine Writing Materials, such as Paper, Pens,
Pencils, Envelopes, Blotters, Beautiful Emblems, Ladies' Fashion Plates, Designs
for Needlework, Cottage Keepsakes, Household Companions, Camp Companions (for
Soldiers), Parlor Amusements, Letter Writer's Guide, Medical Preparations, Many
Ways to Get Rich, Likenesses of Military Heroes, Union Designs, Gents' Pocket
Calendars for 1863, YANKEE NOTIONS of all kinds, rich and costly Presents of
Fashionable Jewelry, Rare Recipes, Games, Army Advice, &c., &c., &c., the whole
worth, if bought separately, many dollars. Price each Package ONLY 25 cents
retail. Wholesale rates to Agents very low, from 100 TO 200 PER CENT PROFIT
ALLOWED, Our Packages stand same as ever, alone, and above all competitors, and
have long been acknowledged as the leading and only real valuable and standard
Articles of the kind now manufactured. Packages of all descriptions put up by
the 1000 for Sutlers, Peddlers, Wholesale Dealers, &c. Goods sent by Express
safe to ALL PARTS of the army South or Southwest. A SPLENDID SOLID SILVER WATCH,
ENGLISH MOVEMENTS, and correct timepiece presented FREE to each person who acts
as our agent. Send for our NEW Circulars, containing Extra Premium Inducements,
sent free. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau St., N. Y. The Great Original,
Largest, and Oldest Prize Package House in the World.
$2 positively made from 20
Cents.—Something urgently needed by every person. 10 samples sent free by mail
for 20 cents that retails for $2, by R. L. WOLCOTT, 170 Chatham
Square, N. Y.
"MOUSTACHES AND WHISKERS IN 42
DAYS," Hunting, Fishing, and many other Great Secrets, all in the Book of
Wonders. 9500 sold. 10th Edition. Price only 20c. 8 for $1. Mailed free. Address C. E. HUNTER & CO., Hinsdale, New
LANDS.—A Rare Opportunity for all
Wanting Farms, in the large New England settlement of Hammonton, 30 miles
southeast of Philadelphia; fine climate; best fruit soil and markets in the
Union; $15 to $20 per acre. Terms easy. For full information apply to R. J.
BYRNES, Hammonton, New Jersey. Letters answered. Route to the land.—Leave Vine
Street Wharf, Philadelphia, at 7 1/2 A. M. or 3 1/2 P. M. for Hammonton.
RETURNED SOLDIERS Can make from $6 to $10 daily by
canvassing for THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE WAR,
Issued by the Auburn Publishing
Co. For all about it, address E. G. STORKE, Auburn, N. Y. 150 Needles 25 Cents.
BARTLETT'S BURNISHED NEEDLES "Sew
Easier." All sizes. Free by mail. Bartlett's Needle and Sewing Machine
Furnishing Depot, 442 Broadway, N. Y.
Musquito Shield or Guard.
J. HAVENS PATENT.—For the Army,
Navy, Travelers, Sick or Wounded, or any one who is troubled with musquitoes,
flies, or dust. Price from 87 cents to $2. Sample sent free on receipt of $1.25.
Send for circular. HAVEN & CO., Manufacturers,
No 80 Nassau St., Room No. 23,
Health for the Soldier!—For one
who dies from the effects of the bullet, ten perish from damp and exposure to
night air. Small doses of HOLLOWAY'S PILLS, taken every other night, will
correct all disorders of the Liver or Stomach, purify the blood, and insure
sound health to every man. Only 25 cents per box. Ladies' Ready-Made Undergarments
OF Linen, Cambric, and Muslin.
Store 1143 Broadway, near 26th St. Sizes, Patterns, Qualities, and
Prices in assortment intended to fully meet the need of any Lady unexpectedly in
want of such, or preferring the avoidance of home labor. Orders from abroad
faithfully executed by express, C.O.D. List of Prices mailed if requested.
The King Microscope —Double Lens.
Prof. Horsford, of Harv ard University, says: "It works very well, and you have
got it up very neatly." 65 cents. The "S. Woodward" 38, and the "Bowen"
Microscopes 28 cts. One of each (3) for $1. Free by mail. T. Edwin King, "Evans
Hall," No. 3 Tremont Row, Boston, Mass.
Corsets and Skirts. The largest and most elegant
assortment of Corsets and Skirts ever offered at retail in the
United States, bought for Cash, and before the advance, and selling at old
prices, at GAYNOR'S, 765 Broadway, between 8th and 9th Sts.
Took place this Week at
300 Canal Street
Never before has he made a better
And claims still to be
"The Leader of Fashions."
Lockwood's, 675 Broadway.
CHARLES L. LOCKWOOD,
Lafarge block. 675 Broadway,
Gold Mounted Jet Enamel Vest
Unique in design and unsurpassed
This is an article but recently
introduced, of which we are the patentees and sole manufacturers: they have
already become one of the most popular, fashionable, and saleable ornaments of
the day. PRICES: Small size, $18 per gross. Medium size, $24 per gross. Large
size, $36 per gross. Assorted, four dozen of each size, $26. All have patent bar
and improved swivel attached, with gold mountings of different designs. Sold
only by the gross.
Suttlers, Jobbers, and General
dealers will find them well worthy their attention; they give a profit of 500
Chains, in grosses only, will be
sent by express with bill payable on delivery. Buyers in disloyal states, or any
part thereof, must send cash in advance, as we can not collect from them.
Weybosset Enamel Chain Co.,
171 Broadway, New York.
FREE.—GILT METALLIC UNION BADGES
GRATUITOUS TO SOLDIERS ONLY! Unconditional Loyalty to the Government should be
the Watchword of the Hour. Send one 3 cent stamp for postage. HUBBARD BROS., N.
$10 per day nett profit.—Agents
wanted for a light wholesale business. Send stamp for a circular to C. F. SHULTS,
Troy New York.
$75 A MONTH! I want to hire
Agents in every county at $75 a month, expenses paid, to sell my new cheap
Family Sewing Machines. Address,
S. MADISON, Alfred, Maine.
$60 A MONTH! We want Agents at
$60 a month, expenses paid, to sell our Everlasting Pencils, Oriental Burners,
and 13 other new and curious articles. 15 circulars free. SHAW & CLARK,
U. S. Infantry Tactics for the
Instruction, Exercise, and Maneuvres of the Soldier, a Company, Ltne of
Skirmishers, and Battalion, for the use of the
COLORED TROOPS of the United
States Infantry. Prepared under the direction of the War Department.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, March
9, 1863. This system of United States Infantry Tactics, prepared under the
direction of the War Department, for the use of the colored troops of the United
States Infantry, having been approved by the President, is adopted for the
instruction of such troops. EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
1 volume, plates, $1.50. Sent
free by mail on receipt of price.
D. VAN NOSTRAND, Publisher, 192
Broadway, N. Y.
GOLD PENS RETAILING AT WHOLESALE
—Genuine goods. Also, the best Fountain Pen in
the world. One filling will write 8 to 12 hours. Send
for circular. GEO. F. HAWKES, Manuf., 64 Nassau St., N.Y
HARPER & BROTHERS,
FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK,
Have Just Published:
AFRICAN HUNTING FROM NATAL TO THE
ZAMBESI, including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, &c., from 1852 to 1860. By
WILLIAM CHARLES BALDWIN, F.R.G.S. With Map, Fifty Illustrations by Wolf and
Zwecker, and a Portrait of the Great Sportsman. Small 8vo, Cloth, $1.50.