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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 6, 1864

Harper's Weekly was the most popular newspaper during the Civil War, and was read by millions of Americans across the country. Today, these priceless treasures serve as a resource for those interested in learning more about the war.

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[FEBRUARY 6, 1864.



MR. SEWARD (to EARL RUSSELL). "That was a very close shave, my lord; if you hadn't taken up your Pirate—beg pardon, I mean your Pawn—that time, I'd have been into your Castle as sure as a gun!"—(See MR. SEWARD'S Correspondence with EARL RUSSELL.)


Bankers and Dealers in Government Securities,



No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

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.

$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. 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, correct timekeeper, "warranted one year." Exact imitation of a $100 Watch, used by English Army Officers. Sent free by mail for only $15.

ENGLISH COURT WATCH, for ladies. "Rich designs, "$18 GENUINE ENGLISH PATENT LEVER, full jeweled, $25 ARMY WATCHES OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS very low.

We do not sell the poor Swiss Movement Watches. Our customers should beware of parties advertising in imitation of us.

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, of Aug. 22, says: "Messrs. NORTON & CO. have combined two very desirable things in a watch—cheapness and reliability. When it is known that for $7 a person can have an excellent timekeeper, there will be greater punctuality in all the affairs of life."

CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., 38 & 40 Ann Street, N. Y.


To the Trade.

Call or send to Head-Quarters. Catalogues sent free by mail. A better assortment, on more liberal terms, than any other dealer can offer. Address

BENJ. W. HITCHCOCK, 455 Broadway, N. Y.

 (Store and Manufactory.)

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


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, RICKARDS & 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.

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

A Beautiful Complexion, free from Tan, Pimples and Freckles, may easily be procured by using the "BALM OF THOUSAND FLOWERS." For shaving it is unsurpassed. It is composed of palm oil, honey, and other valuable articles, highly perfumed by its own ingredients, and when used for washing, night and morning, renders the skin soft and white, and free from blemish. Price 50 cents.

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

IVORY PHOTOGRAPHIC SLEEVE BUTTONS (Patent applied for), with perfect likenesses of the President, Distinguished Men and Generals, $1.00 per pair. Also fine Ivory Brooches, $2.00; Ear-rings, to match, $2.00, White and Imitation of Jet and Coral. Manufactured and for sale by WM. M. WELLING, Agent, 207 Centre Street, New York, Sign of the Golden Elephant. Sent free on receipt of the price. Ivory Scarf Pins $1.00 each.

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.


The Rev. CHARLES E. KING, formerly Secretary to the London Evangelical Alliance, and recently connected, as resident Minister and Physician, with the Venezuelean Mission, will send Free of Cost the Prescription with which he successfully treated, while in charge of the large Mission Hospital, upward of one hundred cases of CONSUMPTION in the first, second and third stages.

The remedy is equally adapted to the treatment of Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis, and all affections of the Lungs, Throat, and Air-Passages; while it speedily invigorates the enfeebled NERVOUS SYSTEM, and energizes the deranged functions of the Stomach, Liver, and Bowels.

Address, with stamp,


Station D, Bible House,

New York.

P. S.—I wish publicly to acknowledge the generosity of those publishers who, from a sense of humanity, have given this advertisement gratuitous insertion. Religious papers are earnestly requested to copy.

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., for the purpose of deceiving Agents, we are the only manufacturers of the "Celebrated Rickards Prize Packages," and none are genuine unless bought direct from us. Those parties who advertise to give a "Premium Watch" to agents will not do so unless the agent first pays them from $40 to $50 in cash. This "we challenge any of them to deny." We will present a case of 100 of our Finest Packages to any agent who obtains a watch from them without first paying the above-named amount. Their attempt to present premiums, after our long-established custom, is in this case but a poor dodge. 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. Our Wonderful Packages contain 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, 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.


No. 44 Wall Street, New York, Jan. 22, 1864.

WE have notice from the General Subscription Agent 5-20 Loan that the whole amount of this loan authorized by law has been taken by subscribers. We can not, therefore, furnish as heretofore the bonds at par and interest. We shall be pleased to fill orders for these bonds at market rates, and shall endeavor to keep constantly on hand, ready for immediate delivery, a full assortment. We also buy and sell all kinds of Government Stocks. The new FIVE PER CENT INTEREST-BEARING LEGAL-TENDER NOTES. SIX PER CENT CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS. SEVEN-THIRTY TREASURY NOTES. SIX PER CENT COUPON and REGISTERED BONDS 1881. U. S. QUARTERMASTERS' CHECKS. Maturing Certificates COLLECTED or CASHED on favorable terms.   VERMILYE & Co., Government Agents Five-Twenty Loan.

And Stuttering cured by Bates's Patent Scientific Appliances. For (New Edition of descriptive Pamphlets and Drawings, address H. C. L. MEARS, 277 W. 23d 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.


Dealers should secure their stock of Valentines in season. Send for STRONG'S Ten Dollar Package. LIST OF CONTENTS. 36 Neat Valentines, lace and embossed, retail at    $0.5 30 Flowers and Fancy Paper, retail at    0.10 20 Fancy Embossed Paper, retail at    0.15 12 Embossed with Gold and Mirrors, retail at    0.25 6 Gold and Silver Ornamented Paper, retail at   0.50 2 Illuminated Raised Work, retail at    0.75 1 Beautiful Valentine in Fancy Box, retail at 1.00 12 Juvenile Valentines, for Children, retail at   0.1 12 Fine Note Comic, assorted, retail at   0.5 72 Humorous Comic Valentines, single sheet, retail at 0.3 6 Fine Valentine Cards of Poetry, retail at   0.5 24 Embossed Envelopes, two sizes, retail at 0.2 24 Large 8vo Envelopes, two sizes, retail at 0.5 12 Beautiful Fine Envelopes, retail at    0.4 All the above in a neat box, and a Valentine Showbill. This assortment is the finest ever supplied to the trade, and can not but give entire satisfaction in quantity, quality, and price, at the same time that they offer a very large profit to the retailer. The above lot will be sent free by mail on the receipt of ten dollars. Send in your orders early to T. W. STRONG, 98 Nassau Street, New York.

$8 WATCHES $11


A Beautiful Engraved Gold-Plated Watch and Chain, fine Swiss movement, handsome dial and hands, warranted a perfect time-keeper, for 8 Dollars. Engraved Silver, same as above, chain included, 8 Dollars. A very heavy Hunting Cased Solid Silver Watch, full jeweled, and fine English movement, silver capped, warranted a perfect time-keeper, and a handsome Gold Plated Chain included, for 11 Dollars. We will send, on receipt of the money, one of our Watches and a Chain, by mail, postage paid, to any address. These Watches are especially adapted to the Army, being heavily cased and perfect time-keepers, and in running order.


      No. 208 Broadway, New York.

Ladies and Gentlemen should use Aldrich's Imperial Pomade, which changes red, grey, or flaxen hair to a beautiful black or brown by a few applications, without dyeing, besides being the finest hair dressing ever discovered. Give it a trial, and you will never use any other. Price 50 cents in large bottles. Sent to any part of the United States.   A. ALDRICH, 370 Broadway. Sold by HELMBOLDS, 594 Broadway, N. Y.

$35 WATCHES. $35

Genuine Full-Jeweled American Lever Watches, in 4 Ounce Coin Silver Hunting Cases, Gold Joints, for $35.

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.

To all who wish to make Money.

Send your address to J. W. YALE, SYRACUSE, N. Y., and you will receive, free, a sample of YALE'S CELEBRATED FLAG OF OUR UNION AND MILITARY PRIZE STATIONERY ENVELOPE, with circular.

The Best Magazine

Of its class in America is the

Such is the unanimous verdict of the press. Price 25 cents a number, or $3.00 a year, postage paid. Club rates liberal. Send for a circular. Address


eaten, will be more effective than any thing else. For Sore Throat, gargle the throat with a mixture of Pain Killer and water, and the relief is immediate and cure positive.

It should not be forgotten that the Pain Killer is equally as good to take internally as to use externally. Each bottle is wrapped with full directions for its use.

The new Novel, by the author of "Neighbor Jackwood."

Ready at all principal bookstores. Published by

J. E. TILTON & CO., Boston.

Army Corps Pins in Fine Gold Plate, richly enameled and chased, newest and most handsome style, mailed free for only One Dollar, by GEO. DEMERIT & CO., Jewelers, 303 Broadway, New York.

Holloway's Ointment and Pills are the unanimously received healing and health-giving medicines of the nineteenth century. The Ointment, when applied to the surface, penetrates to the hiddan radix, or root of the disease—augmenting the agency of the Pills in expelling the cause of sickness in almost every ailment that man is heir to. Sold at the manufactory, No. 80 Maiden Lane, New York, and by all Druggists, at 25c., 63c., and $1 per pot or box.


The public are respectfully informed that I have just received, per Steamer "Cella," a fresh shipment of the Jules Mumm & Co.'s

Verzenay Cabinet


Dry Verzenay


of a new vintage, surpassing in richness, fineness, and delicacy of quality any Wines of the same grade ever before sent by this house. A trial of the same will convince the most fastidious.

The following houses have a supply of this shipment on hand: CHAS. BELLOWS. W. S. CORWIN & CO. H. D. FELTER. MACY & CO. H. JACKSON & CO., PURDY & NICHOLS. J. P. VAN ROSSUM. JAMES MEYER, JR., 43 Beaver Street,

Sole Agent in the U. S. for Jules Mumm & Co.'s Champagnes.


Approved by the Government.

Warranted superior to any other pistol of the kind. Also Pocket and Belt Revolvers. Sold by the Trade generally.


Ilion, N. Y.

Attention of Officers and all members of the Army is called to the new style Corps Pin in Fine Gold Plate, richly enameled and chased, mailed free for One Dollar, by GEO. DEMERIT & CO., 303 Broadway, New York.

$2 to $5 a day!—Agents wanted, local or traveling, everywhere. Business honorable, easy, and attractive. Article quick sale to citizen or soldier, and alike useful to man, woman or child. Particulars sent free, or box samples by mail for 31 cents. Address

A. J. BESTOR, 245 Main Street, Hartford, Conn.

Handsomest Pin Out.—The new style Army Corps Pin, in Heavy Gold Plate, beautifully enameled and chased, mailed free for only One Dollar.

GEO. DEMERIT & CO., 303 Broadway, N.Y.

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