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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 27, 1864

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[FEBRUARY 27, 1864.



MONS. LOUIS CRAPEAUD. "Walk in, Sir! No charge, Sir!"

FARMER BULL. "Ah! 'twon't do, Lou! Can't fool this child with your One Horse Stuffed Animal Show this time, old fellow!!"


Bankers and Dealers in Government Securities,



No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

Munro's Ten Cent Novel, No. 6.

The Man-Eaters;

Or, The Cannibal Queen.

A Story of Wonderful Events and Exploits in the South

By Illion Constellano.

Mr. Constellano writes exclusively for this series. Read the "Hunted Unionist," but read especially "The Man-Eaters," one of those charming pictures of rustic barbarism which delights everybody. Sent, post-paid, on receipt of price, Ten Cents. GEORGE MUNRO & CO., 137 William Street, N. Y. This is the unrivaled series of Ten Cent Publications formerly published by Irwin P. Beadle & Co.   IRWIN P. BEADLE.


Watches Given Away.

Agents and Dealers look at the Great Chance to make Money we offer, by engaging in the sale of our NEW NOVELTY STATIONERY PRIZE PACKET. Only $15 capital required to obtain a WATCH, FREE, with first order. We also offer SPLENDID STEEL ENGRAVINGS. $10 invested will yield $50. Never before such inducements were offered.

Full particulars in Circulars, mailed free.

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

The Oldest Established Prize Package House in the U. S.

Ready made or to measure, at $33, $39, and $45 per doz.

Self Measurement for Shirts.

Printed directions for Self-Measurement, list of prices, and drawings of different styles of Shirts and Collars sent free everywhere.

FRENCH FLANNEL OVERSHIRTS, $3.00, $3.75, and $4.50 each; all cut one yard long. A single shirt sent by mail on receipt of the cash and 63 cents postage for each shirt.

Send the size of your neck. Also


Having the appearance and comfort of linen, have been worn in England for the last two years in preference to any other collar, as they are readily cleaned in one minute with a sponge.

To Military Men and Travellers they are invaluable. Price $1 each; sent by past to any part of the Union on the receipt of $1.15.


AGENTS WANTED in every Town in the Union.

S. W. H. WARD, 387 Broadway, N. Y.

A Household Word.—Buy your Housekeeping Articles at BASSFORD'S, Cooper Institute, New York.

A Bad Breath,—The Greatest Curse the human family is heir to. How many lovers it has separated—how many friends forever parted. The subject is so delicate, your nearest friend will not mention it, and you are ignorant of the fact. To effect a radical cure, use the "BALM OF THOUSAND FLOWERS" as a dentrifice, night and morning. It also beautifies the complexion, removing all tan, pimples, and freckles, leaving the skin soft and white. Price 50 cents. For sale by all druggists.

The Trade supplied by HOWARD, SANGER & CO., 105 and 107 Chambers Street, N. Y., and for sale by all Druggists.

of INDUSTRIAL ART. Most of the Inventions patented in the United States are illustrated in its columns, the Engravings being most superb and beautiful. Each number contains 16 pages of matter and from 8 to 10 Engravings. The numbers for a year make a splendid volume of 832 pages of useful and entertaining matter, and about 500 Engravings. A full report of all the Patent Claims are published officially each week.

It is printed weekly on fine paper at the marvelously low price of $3 per year. or $1 for four months. Specimen copies sent free. Address—



Goods, wholesale and retail. Also Manufacturer and Importer of Cues, Cue Leather, Chalk, &c. The only place to get a good set of seasoned Billiard Balls at reduced prices. All Orders by mail promptly attended to.

& CO. have acted as Attorneys for more than 20,000 inventors, and statistics show that nearly ONE-THIRD of all the applications for patents annually made in the United States are solicited through the Scientific American Patent Agency. All business connected with the Examination of Inventions, Preparing Specifications, Drawings, Caveats, Assignments of Patents, Prosecuting Rejected Cases, Interferences, Re-issues and Extensions of Patents, and Opinions of the Infringement and Validity of Patents, will receive the most careful attention.

Patents secured in England, France, Belgium, Austria, Russia, Prussia, and all other foreign countries where Patent Laws exist. A Pamphlet of "Advice How to Secure Letters Patent," including the Patent Laws of the United States, furnished free. All communications confidential. Address— MUNN & CO., No. 37 PARK ROW, NEW YORK.

The only enameled "Turn-over" Collar made in metals. Send $1 for a "Turn-over" or 75 cents for a "Choker," to Box 5173 , and receive it by return mail. American enameled Metallic Collar Co., 94 Pine St., N. Y.


Retailed at wholesale prices. 14 kt. Gold Pen, Solid Silver Case, $1.50, warranted for one year, guarantee accompanying each Pen. Send for a circular. Pens re-pointed on receipt of 35 cenis.

E. S. JOHNSON, 15 Maiden Lane, N. Y.

Shults' Onguent, warranted to produce a full set of Whiskers in six weeks, or money refunded. Sent post-paid, for 30 cents. Address C. F. SHULTS, Troy, N.Y.

And $15 Per Day Easy.

Agents should be careful in directing their orders for our Original and "only Genuine" Extra Large Size Stationery Prize Packages, which have become so popular through the fine quality and value of their contents. As we have several imitators, who copy our Styles, Advertisements, Premiums, &c., we are the only manufacturers of the "Celebrated Rickards Prize Packages," and none are genuine unless bought direct from us. We still do as we have done for years past, present free to every one who acts as our agent a Fine Gold or Silver Hunting-Case Watch, "Genuine English Movements," and warranted a correct time-keeper. These watches are presented on the spot or sent with the first order. No one else does this. A single one of our Wonderful Packages contains more really valuable articles than any half dozen others ever sold. Among the surprising contents of "each package" will be found Fine Stationery, Pens, Pencils, Envelopes, Engravings, Ladies' Fashion Plates, Designs for Needle-work, Cottage Keepsakes, Household Companions, Letter-Writer's Instructor, Parlor Amusements, Gent's Pocket Calendars for 1864, Union Emblems, Camp Companions for Soldiers, Military Likenesses, Games, Army Advice. Rare Recipes, Many Ways to get Rich. Yankee Notions, Fancy Articles, Rich and Costly Presents of Fashionable Jewelry, &c., &c., all together worth many dollars, for only 25c. Agents make immense profits. 100 to 200 per cent. allowed. We guarantee smart agents can make $15 per day. Our regular agents average that. Our Packages stand same as ever, above all others for quality and quantity of contents. Agents wanted in every camp and town in the country. Goods sent safe to all parts of the army. Send for our Great New Circular for 1864, containing Extra Premium inducements. free. S. C. RICKARDS & CO., 102 Nassau St., N. Y. Only Original, and Largest and Oldest Prize Package House in the World.



A BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED WATCH, Double Case, Lever Cap, small size, enameled dial, cut hands, "English Movements," and correct time-keeper, sent free by mail in neat case, only      $7. A SOLID SILVER WATCH, same as above, only $7. Specially adapted to the ARMY. $15 European Timekeeper. $15 A SUPERB "Extra Double Gold Plated" engraved Hunting Case Watch, Magic Spring, "Genuine English Jeweled Movements," Independent Action, Self Balance, a perfect timekeeper, "warranted one year." WILL STAND ACID, and is an Exact Imitation of $100 Watch, Used by the British Army Officers, Sent free by mail, in elegant Morocco Case, for only $15. THE CELEBRATED ENGLISH COURT WATCH, for ladies. "Rich escutcheon designs," ruby movements, extra heavy gold plate, in STERI.ING SILVER HUNTING CASE. "Will stand all tests," Exact timekeeper, a perfect "Bijou Article." Sent free by mail, in richly embossed Turkey Morocco Case, for only         $18. ENGLISH STERLING SILVER LEVER WATCHES, engraved Hunting Case, jeweled movements,      $18. Real English Duplex Gold Watches. Fine article, from $45 to $100. Good Watches, for Army use,. of all descriptions. We are sole importers of the above styles of Watches. Catalogue of trade prices mailed free. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of Feb. 20 says of the "European Timekeeper," "It is an imitation of the celebrated timekeeper so much in use among the British army officers, and is calculated to meet the wants of our soldiers in the field." Illustrated News says, "Correct timepieces; equal in appearance to $100 watches." Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York.

45 and 47 Chambers Street, Opposite City Hall.

Putnam Clothes-Wringer.

The ONLY reliable Self-Adjusting Wringer.

No wood-work to swell or split

   No thumb-screws to get out of order.


It took the FIRST PREMIUM at Fifty-Seven State and County Fairs in 1863, and is, without an exception, the best Wringer ever made.

Instead of believing the statements of parties interested in the sale of other Wringers,

Try it, and Judge for Yourself.

Test it THOROUGHLY with ANY and ALL others, and, if not entirely satisfactory, return it.

It will wring any thing from a thread to a bed-quilt without alteration.

Patented in the United States, England, Canada, and Australia. Agents wanted in every town.

No. 2, $5.50; No. 1, $6.00; No. A, $8.

Manufactured and sold, wholesale and retail, by

The Putnam Manufacturing Co.,

No. 13 Platt Street, N. Y., and Cleveland, Ohio.

S. C. NORTHROP, Agent.


Also, a full assortment of Jet, Coral, and Steel Goods. Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, 19 Maiden Lane & 22 John Street, N. Y., 31 Rue du Chateau d'Eau, Paris. Sands St., Birmingham, Eng.


United States Service


Devoted to the interests of the Army and Navy. Among its contributors are Generals Scott, Cullum, Grant, McClellan, Barnard, Admiral Davis, Hon. Edward Everett, and many others.

Monthly, $5.00 a year; single Numbers, 50c. Sent by mail. For sale by all News Dealers.

C. B. RICHARDSON, 596 Broadway, N. Y.

$47 AMERICAN $47


Trade Mark, P. S. Bartlett, Full Jeweled, WARRANTED, in 4 oz, coin silver hunting case, gold joints, fancy push pin, for $47.

Also every variety of good Watches at equally low rates. All orders from the Army must be pre-paid, as the Express Companies will not take bills for collection on soldiers.

J. L. FERGUSON, Importer of Watches.

208 Broadway New York.



Read that excellent new hand-book, indispensable for all who would really know



One handsome 12mo vol., 600 pages, sent by first post for $2. Agents wanted. Address FOWLER & WELLS, No. 308 Broadway, New York. 

13 MORE AGENTS WANTED.—Business Light and Respectable! No Capital required! Salaries, according to capacities, $75 to $100 per month, BESIDES EXPENSES. For Agent's Instructions, Samples of Goods, &c., address HOSEA B. CARTER & Co., Inventor's Exchange, Boston, Mass.

Straight Hair made Wavy!! without heating it, by using Ivin's Patent Hair Crimpers. For sale at Variety Stores.

Wheeler & Wilson's Highest Premium

Sewing Machines, 505 Broadway.

The Most Magnificent Illustrations
Ever issued in an

American Weekly

(from the pencil of Parley)


Ned Buntline's New Story,


A Heroine of the Rebellion.

Now ready in the

New York Mercury

at all News Agencies.

Soldiers' Special Notice.—Do your duty to yourselves, protect your health, use HOLLOWAY'S PILLS AND OINTMENT. For Wounds, Sores, Bowel Complaints, and Fevers, they are a perfect safeguard. Full directions how to use them with every box or pot. Prices 30 cts., 70 cts., and $1.10 per box or pot.

10,000 Agents Wanted.

Business respectable, and very profitable. Enclose stamp for letter of Agency to

JONES & CLARK, 83 Nassau Street, N. Y.


AGENTS, male or female, SOLDIERS, and all having some time to spare, are particularly requested, as a FAVOR, to send us their address, and we will send in return, FREE, information for which they will be THANKFUL. We offer EXTRA INDUCEMENTS. From $6 to $15 per day ABOVE EXPENSES. We want addresses from EVERY COUNTY in the U. S., and from EVERY REGIMENT in the Army. Address in full, RICHARDS & CO., 37 and 39 Nassau Street, Box 3131, N. Y.


Magnifying small objects 500 times. MAILED FREE everywhere for 30 CENTS. Five of different powers for $1.00. Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.

Booksellers — Peddlers — Sutlers! send at once for a specimen of our last new 25 cent, Military Book —Just out—Splendidly gotten up—Very popular.

ALEXANDER & CO., Philadelphia, Pa.

Mason & Hamlin's



A great improvement upon the Melodeon, Harmoneum, &c. Recommended as the best instruments of their class in the world by more than two hundred of the most eminent musicians in the country. Prices $85, $100, $135, $165, to $500. Illustrated catalogues, with full descriptions, sent free. Address MASON BROTHERS, New York, or MASON & HAMLIN, Boston.

John Bull
Cabinet Organ




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