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A WORD TO THE WISE (?)
"What's that yer hammerin' at, now?"
YANKEE DOODLE. "Wal,
look out it don't fly up and hit yer in the eye!'
Dealers in Government Securities,
Agents for U. S. Five Twenty Loan,
are prepared to furnish the U. S.
FIVE TWENTY-YEAR SIX PER CENT. BONDS, direct from the Government, at PAR and
ACCRUED INTEREST, as heretofore.
ON AND AFTER JULY 1, THE
PRIVILEGE OF CONVERTING LEGAL-TENDER NOTES INTO THE FIVE TWENTY-YEAR BONDS AT
PAR WILL CEASE. Parties wishing to secure a United States Bond paying six per
cent. interest IN GOLD, AT PAR, should send in their orders before that time.
We also keep on hand a constant
supply of all classes of Government Securities for sale at the lowest market
U. S. 7-30 TREASURY NOTES.
U. S. 6 PER CENT. BONDS of 1881.
U. S. ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATES OF
INDEBTEDNESS, &c., &c.
FISK & HATCH,
No. 38 Wall Street, New York.
American Watches for Americans !
THE AMERICAN WATCH COMPANY give
notice that they have lately issued a new style of Watch, expressly designed for
Soldiers and others who desire a good watch at a moderate price. These watches
are intended to displace the worthless, cheap watches of British and Swiss
manufacture with which the country is flooded, and which were never expected to
keep time when they were made, being refuse manufactures sent to this country
because unsalable at home, and used here only for jockeying and swindling
We offer to sell our Watch, which
is of THE MOST SUBSTANTIAL MANUFACTURE, AN ACCURATE AND DURABLE TIME-KEEPER, and
in Sterling Silver Cases, Hunting pattern, at as low a price as is asked for the
fancy-named Ancres and Lepines of foreign make, already referred to.
We have named the new series of
Watches, WM. ELLERY, Boston, Mass., which name will be found on the plate of
every watch of this manufacture, and is one of our trade-marks.
Sold by all respectable watch
dealers in the loyal States. Wholesale orders should be addressed to
ROBBINS & APPLETON,
Agents of the American Watch
182 BROADWAY, N. Y.
Best Color for Villas, Cottages,
and Barns. Will stand any Climate. R. REYNOLDS, Agent, 74 Maiden
3000 Ordered before Publication,
ARMY OFFICERS, READ IT.
Southern History of the War.
THE FIRST YEAR OF THE WAR.
By E. A. POLLARD, Editor
B. M. DEWITT,
Associate Editor of Richmond Enquirer.
1 Volume 8vo; Paper Cover, $1.50;
With Portraits on Steel.
This is an exact reprint of the
best and fullest History of the War yet published in the South. Its value and
importance as a connected statement of all the civil, military, and naval
operations, as pictured to Southern readers, can not be underrated. It is well
written, full of details, with many narratives and incidents of personal
adventure. As a Southern picture of the war, it should be read by every one.
Agents wanted in every town and city. Sent by mail on receipt of price. C. B. RICHARDSON, PUBLISHER,
594 and 596 Broadway, New York.
National Union League.
To the Trade.
E. N. FOOTE & CO., Manufacturers Jewelry, 208
Broadway, New York.
Is not a combination of Glue,
Rubber, or Gutta Percha, and will not decompose or become corrupt. It is the
only Liquid Cement extant that will stick Patches and Linings to Boots and Shoes
sufficiently strong without stitching, and effectually mend broken Furniture,
Crockery, Toys, Bone, Ivory, and articles of household use. It is a liquid. It
is insoluble in water or oil. It will adhere oily substances firmly and
completely. HILTON BROTHERS & CO.,
Proprietors, Providence, R. I. Put up in packages for Family and
Manufacturers' use from 2 oz. to 100 lbs. For sale by all Druggists, and
Dealers in Leather Findings, &c.
Beauty still more Beautiful.
Straight hair can be made to wave
beautifully by using
Ivins' Patent Hair Crimpers.
Ladies can use them constantly
and have no fear of injuring their hair, as they are always used without heating
at all, and consequently do not destroy the vitality of the hair. Their
construction is so simple, they are so easily used, and their powers so magical,
that we are convinced that any lady, after once using them, will not be without
them for double the price of their cost. Inquire for Ivins' Patent Hair
Crimpers, and use no other, if you wish to preserve the life and beauty of your
hair. For sale everywhere. Manufactured and sold wholesale only by the patentee,
E. IVINS, Sixth and Columbia
Is about equal in extent to
England, with a population of 1,722,666, and a soil capable of supporting
20,000,000. No State in the Valley of the Mississippi offers so great an
inducement to the Settler as the State of Illinois. There is no part of the
world where all the conditions of climate and soil so admirably combine to
produce those two great staples, CORN and WHEAT.
Nowhere can the industrious
farmer secure such immediate results from his labor as on these deep, rich,
loamy soils, cultivated with so much ease. The climate, from the extreme
southern part of the State to the Terre Haute, Alton, and St. Louis Railroad, a
distance of nearly 200 miles, is well adapted to Winter.
WHEAT, CORN, COTTON, TOBACCO,
Peaches, Pears, Tomatoes, and
every variety of fruit and vegetables is grown in great abundance, from which
Chicago and other Northern markets are furnished from four to six weeks earlier
than their immediate vicinity. Between the Terre Haute, Alton, and St. Louis
Railway and the Kankakee and Illinois Rivers (a distance of 115 miles on the
Branch, and 136 miles on the Main Trunk), lies the great Corn and Stock raising
portion of the State.
THE ORDINARY YIELD
of Corn is from 50 to SO bushels
per acre. Cattle, Horses, Mules, Sheep, and Hogs are raised here at a small
cost, and yield large profits. It is believed that no section of country
presents greater inducements for Dairy Farming than the Prairies of Illinois, a
branch of farming to which but little attention has been paid, and which most
yield sure profitable results. Between the Kankakee and Illinois Rivers, and
Chicago and Dunleith (a distance of 56 miles on the Branch and 147 miles by the
Main Trunk), Timothy Hay, Spring Wheat, Corn, &c., are produced in great
The Agricultural products of
Illinois are greater than those of any other State. The Wheat crop of 1861 was
estimated at 35,000,000 bushels, while the Corn crop yields not less than
140,000,000 bushels, besides the crop of Oats, Barley, Rye, Buckwheat, Potatoes,
Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins, Squashes, Flax, Hemp, Peas, Clover, Cabbage, Beets,
$7. WATCHES. $7.
A Beautiful Engraved Gold-Plated
Watch, Lever Cap, small size, English Movements, perfect time-keeper. Sent free
by mail, in neat case, for only $7. A Solid Silver, same as above, $7. CHAS. P.
NORTON & CO., 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York.
Agents in Towns, and Soldiers in
camp or discharged, are making easily $15 per day selling our GREAT NEW and
WONDERFUL UNION PRIZE AND STATIONERY PACKAGES, NOVEL AND UNEQUALED, and unlike
all the old styles; containing all New Articles, and of fine quality. Writing
Materials, Games, Useful and Fancy Articles, Likenesses of Heroes, Camp
Companions (for the Army), rich gifts of Jewelry, &c., &c., altogether worth
over $1, for ONLY 25c. They are just the thing for a present to your friend in
the Army. No family should be without one. Profits immense, sales quick.
Soldiers in camp can act as Agents, and make money fast. A SPLENDID WATCH,
warranted as a perfect time-keeper, presented free to all Agents. Packages in
endless variety and at all prices. Agents wanted all through the country. Send
for NEW Circulars for 1863, containing EXTRA inducements.
S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau
Street, New York, largest and oldest Prize Package House in the World.
$20 American $20
HANDSOME HUNTING CASE GENUINE
AMERICAN LEVERS, for $20, or a case of six for $110. Watches of every
description at lowest wholesale prices. All orders from the Army must be
pre-paid. J. L. FERGUSON, 208 Broadway, N.
Superior Farm Land
At low prices. Franklinville and
Lake Tract, on West Jersey Railroad, 25 miles south of Philadelphia, in lots to
suit purchasers. Circulars, containing reports of Solon Robinson, Hon. Wm.
Parry, and others, with full information, sent free by addressing JOHN H.
COFFIN, Franklinville, Gloucester County, New Jersey.
Brown, Wilson, &. Fisher, Bankers and Brokers, No. 19 Wall
St. Stocks, Bonds, and Securities of
all kinds bought and sold on Commission at the Board of Brokeas. Orders received
for the new 5-20 6 per cent. Bonds at par and accrued interest. We buy and sell,
and keep constantly on hand, all kinds of U. S. Government Securities, Gold,
Silver, Uncurrent Money, &c., &c. LEWIS M. BROWN. HENRY S.
WILSON. CHARLES A. FISHER, Member of N.
Y. Stock Exchange. Refer by permission to Bank of the Commonwealth, Spofford
& Tileston, Moses Taylor, James B. Wilson,
Lewis B. Brown, John J. Crane.
Tobacco, Sorgheim, Grapes,
Peaches, Apples, &c., which go to swell the vast aggregate of production in this
fertile region. Over Four Million tons of produce were sent out the State of
Illinois during the past year.
In Central and Southern Illinois
uncommon advantages are presented for the extension of Stock raising. All kinds
of Cattle, Horses, Mules, Sheep, Hogs, &c., of the best breeds, yield handsome
profits; large fortunes have already been made, and the field is open for others
to enter with the fairest prospects of like results. DAIRY FARMING also presents
its inducements to many.
CULTIVATION OF COTTON.
The experiments in Cotton culture
are of very great promise. Commencing in latitude 39 deg. 30 min. (see Mattoon
on the Branch, and Assumption on the Main Line), the Company owns thousands of
acres well adapted to the perfection of this fibre. A settler having a family of
young children, can turn their youthful labor to a most profitable account in
the growth and perfection of this plant.
THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD
Traverses the whole length of the
State, from the banks of the Mississippi and Lake Michigan to the Ohio. As its
name imports, the Railroad runs through the centre of the State, and on either
side of the road along its whole length lie the lands offered for sale.
CITIES, TOWNS, MARKETS, DEPOTS.
There are Ninety-eight Depots on
the Company's Railway, giving about one every seven miles. Cities, Towns, and
Villages are situated at convenient distances throughout the whole route, where
every desirable commodity may be found as readily as in the oldest cities of the
Union, and where buyers are to be met for all kinds of farm produce.
Mechanics and working-men will
find the free school system encouraged by the State, and endowed with a large
revenue for the support of the schools. Children can live in sight of the
school, the college, the church, and grow up with the prosperity of the leading
State in the Great Western Empire.
Barnum's American Museum.
A GREAT NATIONAL DOG SHOW
Will take place at the Museum on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, and
April 27, 28, 29, 30, and May 1
and 2, 1863, At which time upwards of
Will be paid in premiums for the
best breeds of Dogs, including whatever is most rare and beautiful among the
Circulars containing full
particulars and list of premiums may be had on application at the Museum.
Improved Billiard Tables
These Billiard Tables have
received the unqualified approval of the best players and most competent judges,
who have universally pronounced them unequalled for general excellence and
durability. Orders by mail carefully and
promptly executed. Illustrated Catalogues and Price Lists sent by mail. "THE
BILLIARD CUE," a journal published in the interest of Billiards, and containing
details of all novelties, a copious record of Billiard news, and every thing of
interest to amateurs of Billiards, sent free on application. PHELAN & COLLENDER, 63, 65, 67, & 69 Crosby St., New
York, And 724 & 726 Montgomery St., San
50,000 Agents Wanted.
Any one wishing to purchase
JEWELRY, I will send as sample, on the receipt of $1, together with my wholesale
Circular, either a Gold Masonic Pin or Ring, or a Gent's Cluster Pin with Chain
attached, or a neat new style Vest Chain, or Neck Chain, or a splendid Gold Pen
and Pencil, or a beautiful Engraved Bracelet, or Spring Locket, or a California
Diamond Ring or Pin. B. T. HAYWARD, Manufacturing
Jeweler, 208 Broadway, N. Y.
LANDS.—To all wanting Farms.
Thriving Settlement. Rich soil. Mild climate. See advertisement of Vineland, on
Artificial Legs and Arms, Selpho's Patent, 516 Broadway, N. Y., are the best substitutes for lost limbs
the World of Science has ever invented. (Established 24 years.) Send for
Pamphlet. Soldiers supplied free.
Address Land Commissioner, Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago, Ill.
EQUAL TO ANY IN THE WORLD!!!
MAY BE PROCURED
At FROM $8 to $12 PER ACRE.
Near Markets, Schools, Railroads, Churches, and all the blessings of
1,200,000 Acres, in Farms of 40, 80, 120, 160 Acres and upwards, in
ILLINOIS, the Garden State of America.
The Illinois Central Railroad Company offer, ON LONG CREDIT, the beautiful and
fertile PRAIRIE LANDS
lying along the whole line of their Railroad, 700 MILES IN LENGTH, upon the
Terms, for enabling Farmers, Manufacturers, Mechanics, and Workingmen to
for themselves and their families a competency, and is HOME they can
call THEIR OWN, as will appear from the following statements: