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Civil War Harper's Weekly, March 5, 1864

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[MARCH 5, 1864.

158

AT MORTON'S FORD.

THE illustration on page 157 represents the late RECONNOISSANCE AT MORTON'S FORD. The enemy's fortified position is on the hill, from which he is firing; on a lower hill is his line of skirmishers, in front of which our line is being formed. In the fore-ground are our troops, and beyond them Generals Warren and Humphreys, and other officers.

THE BROOKLYN SANITARY
FAIR.

THE anniversary of Washington's Birthday was fitly celebrated in Brooklyn—the third city in the United States—by the opening of the Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission. On pages 152 and 153 we illustrate some of the leading features of this Fair; and on page 156 will be found a sketch of the "Post-Office," where anybody can find as many letters as he desires—postage not paid. The buildings occupied by the Fair comprise the Academy of Music and Knickerbocker Hall, on one side of Montague Street, and two large buildings on the opposite side. One of these is connected with the Academy by a temporary bridge thrown across the street. Knickerbocker Hall and one of the other buildings were erected expressly for the Fair, all the materials and labor having been given, without charge, forming one of the leading items in the list of contributions. The bazaar of the Fair occupies the auditorium of the Academy; but as most of the stalls are beneath the first tier of seats, they are not seen in our general view of the interior, which is taken from the dress circle. The artist has saved us the labor of describing in detail the general arrangements and some of the most striking special features of the Fair. To give any thing like a catalogue of the articles contributed would require a volume. By way of hint it may be said that there are more than 10,000 sofa-cushions, and a lady of a mathematical turn of mind assures us that there is a pin-cushion for every pin in the city. The Art Gallery contains 175 framed paintings, most of them of great merit, besides many gems from the albums of our patriotic artists. In the Department of Manufactures and Mechanic Arts we find almost every thing from a buggy to a bag of coffee—from a saddle to a sewing-machine. Not the least interesting contribution here is a huge bale, marked "336 lbs. Sea-Island Cotton," the product of free labor, sent from Hilton Head. In the New England Kitchen the descendants of the Pilgrims may regale themselves upon the national delicacies of crackers, doughnuts, molasses, pies, pickles, apple-sauce, pork and beans, cider, and the like. If any man wishes to know just how his grandmother appeared when she made captive the youthful heart of his respected grandfather, he has only to look at the fair attendants, who are arrayed in the garb of the last century. It is an odd sight; but our belles in their hoops, etc., will look quite as oddly to their grandchildren. In the detached building at the corner of Montague and Clinton Streets is a museum of rare and valuable contributions, paintings, engravings, and works of art and vertu. One room contains a beautiful arrangement of flags and war materials from the Navy-yard, and another a collection of flags captured from the rebels.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

MORTON'S GOLD PENS are now sold at the same prices as before the commencement of the war; this is entirely owing to the Manufacturer's improvements in machinery, his present large Retail Business and Cash-in-Advance System; for, until he commenced advertising, his business was done on Credit and strictly with the Trade.

The Morton Gold Pens are the only ones sold at old prices, as the makers of all other gold pens charge the Premium on the Gold, Government Tax, &c.; but Morton has in no case changed his prices, Wholesale or Retail.

Of the great numbers sent by mail to all parts of the world during the past few years, not one in a thousand has failed to reach its destination in safety; showing that the Morton Gold Pen can be obtained by any one, in every part of the world, at the same price, postage only excepted.

Reader, you can have an enduring, always ready, and reliable Gold Pen, exactly adapted to your hand and style of writing, which will do your writing vastly cheaper than Steel Pens; and at the present almost universal High-Pressure Price of everything, you can have a Morton Gold Pen cheaper, in proportion to the labor spent upon it and material used, than any other Gold Pen in the World. If you want one, see "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword," in next column.

A New Story of American Life!

Eliza Woodson;

OR, THE EARLY DAYS OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S WORKERS.

Of this new and fascinating book, the New Covenant says: "Since reading 'Jane Eyre' we have read nothing in the way of Autobiography half so interesting, nothing in the way of fiction half so thrilling."

It is a book to interest all ages and classes, and especially valuable to youth. Price $1.25. By mail, post-paid.

Address   A. J. DAVIS & CO., Publishers,

274 Canal Street, N. Y. 

SOMETHING NEW

IN PLAYING CARDS.

LOVE SCENES.

Designs from French Artists.

The above new Card has fifty-two beautiful pictures, of elegant design, and they can also be used the same as ordinary playing cards, thus combining pleasure with amusement. Enclose 50 cents and send for sample pack. $5 per dozen; liberal discount by gross to dealers.

L. A. CASWELL, 60 Nassau St., New York.

DR. B. C. PERRY,

49 Bond Street, New York,

Formerly of 29 Winter Street, Boston, treats successfully all Diseases of the Scalp, Loss of Hair, and Premature Blanching. ALSO, removes Moth Freckles, and other Discolorations from the face, without injury to the texture or color of the skin. Consultations free.

For particulars enclose stamp for Circular.

THE "JERKS," OR CONVULSIONS, when under religious exercises—Wonderful Phenomena in France—Causes explained—A change of Heart—THE FUTURE AMERICAN —White, Red, or Brown—which? What we want—Fruit growing—AUNT NABBY, or the Surprise Party—SUPERSTITIONS iu Great Britain and Ireland. Death Tokens, Signs of Misfortune, Witch Guards—Irish Fairies—Rain at a Funeral—Trying Fortunes, etc., in MARCH No. PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL. Only 15 cts., or $1.50 a year. FOWLER & WELLS, 308 Broadway, N. Y.

"THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE
SWORD."

THE GOLD PEN—THE BEST OF ALL PENS,

MORTON'S GOLD PENS,
THE BEST PENS IN THE WORLD.

On receipt of any of the following sums in Cash, the Subscriber will send by return mail, or otherwise, as directed. a Gold Pen or Pens—selecting the same according to description, viz.:

GOLD PENS WITHOUT CASES.

For 25 cents, the Magic Pen; for 38 cents, the Lucky Pen; for 60 cents, the Always-Ready Pen; for 75 cents, the Elegant Pen; and for $1, the Excelsior Pen—These Pens are not numbered, but correspond in sizes to numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 respectively.

THE SAME PENS IN SILVER-PLATED EXTENSION CASES, WITH PENCILS.

For 50 cents, the Magic Pen; for 75 cents, the Lucky Pen; for $1, the Always-Ready Pen; for $1.25, the Elegant Pen; and for $1.50, the Excelsior Pen.

These are Well-Finished, Good-Writing Gold Pens, with Iridosmin Points, the average wear of every one of which will far outlast a gross of the best Steel Pens; although they are unwarranted, and, therefore, not exchangeable.

MORTON'S WARRANTED PENS.

The name "A. Morton," "Number," and "Quality," are stamped on the following Pens, and the points are warranted for six months, except against accident. The Numbers indicate size only: No. 1 being the smallest, No. 6 the largest, adapted for the pocket; No. 4 the smallest, and No. 10 the largest Mammoth Gold Pen, for the desk. Long and Medium Nibs of all sizes and qualities. Short Nibs of Numbers 4, 5, 6, and 7, and made only of first quality. The Long and Short Nibs are fine pointed; the Medium Nibs are Broad, Coarse Business points. The engravings are fac-similes of the sizes and styles.

GOLD PENS, WITHOUT CASES.

For $0.75 a No. 1 Pen, 1st quality; or a No. 3 Pen, 3d quality. For $1.00 a No. 2 Pen, 1st quality; or a No. 3 Pen, 2d quality; or a No. 4 Pen, 3d quality. For $1.25, a No. 3 Pen, 1st quality; or a No. 4 Pen, 2d quality; or a No. 5 Pen, 3d quality. For $1.50, a No. 4 Pen, 1st quality; or a No. 5 Pen, 2d quality; or a No. 6 Pen, 3d quality. For $1.75, a No. 5 Pen, 1st quality; or a No. 6 Pen, 2d quality. For $2.25, a No 6 Pen; $2.75 a No. 7 Pen; $3.25 a No. 8 Pen; $4 a No. 9 Pen ; $5 No. 10 Pen—all 1st quality.

THE SAME GOLD PENS, IN SILVER EXTENSION CASES, WITH PENCILS.

For $1.50 a No. 1 Pen, 1st quality; or a No 3 Pen, 3d quality. For $1.75, a No. 2 Pen, 1st quality; or a No. 3 Pen, 2d quality; or a No. 4 Pen, 3d quality. For $2.00, a No. 3 Pen, 1st quality; or a No. 4 Pen, 2d quality; or a No. 5 Pen, 3d quality. For $2.50 a No. 4 Pen, 1st quality; or a No. 5 Pen, 2d quality; or a No. 6 Pen, 3d quality. For $3.00, a No. 5 Pen, 1st quality; or a No. 6 Pen, 2d quality. For $3.50, a No. 6 Pen, 1st quality.

GOLD PENS, ALL FIRST QUALITY, IN SILVER- MOUNTED DESK HOLDERS.

For $2.00 a No. 4 Pen; for $2.25 a No. 5 Pen; for $2.75 a No. 6 Pen; for $3.50 a No. 7 Pen. For $4.09 a No. 8 Pen; for $5 a No. 9 Pen; and for $6 a No. 10 Pen. The "1st Quality" are pointed with the very Best Iridosmin Points, carefully selected, and none of this quality are sold with the slightest imperfection which skill and the closest scrutiny can detect. The "2d Quality" are superior to any Pens made by him previous to the year 1860. "The 3d Quality" he intends shall equal in respect to Durability, Elasticity and Good Writing Qualities (the only true considerations) any Gold Pens made elsewhere. In regard to the Cheap Gold Pens, he begs leave to say that, previous to operating his New and Patented Machines, he could not have made as Good Writing and Durable Pens, for the price, had the Gold been furnished gratuitously. Parties ordering must in all instances specify the "Name" or the "Number" and "Quality of the Pens wanted, and be particular to describe the kind they prefer—whether stiff or limber, coarse or fine. All remittances sent by mail in registered letters are at my risk: and to all who send twenty cents (the charge for registering), in addition to the price of goods ordered, I will guaranty their safe delivery. Parties sending Gold or Silver will be allowed the full premium on the day received.

TO CLUBS.—A discount of 10 per cent. will be allowed on sums of $12, of 15 per cent. on $24, and of 20 per cent. on $40, if sent to one address at one time. Address,         A. MORTON, No. 25 Maiden Lane, New York.

THE "RIDGEWOOD" PATENT

SMOKING CASE.

Major-General Burnside Writes, Jan. 29th, 1864, after thanks for what he is pleased to call our "useful and beautiful present" of a "Ridgewood Pipe and Tobacco Case." "It is the most complete thing for a Smoking Apparatus that I have ever seen, and so entirely within the reach of the Soldier in price, that it will certainly work itself into general use." Compact and portable as a Cigar Case, it is offered in various styles at $1.50, $2.00, $2.25, $2.50, $3.00, $3.75 and $5.00, the two latter richly plated and engraved. Single Cases sent by mail, free to the Army, and everywhere, on receipt of price and 25 cents. A liberal Discount to Dealers and Sutlers. Also the Ridgewood Smoking Tobacco, of superior quality and flavor, put up in Packages to fill the Case, and in various sizes for the General Trade. All Orders promptly filled. OFFICE RIDGEWOOD MANUFACTURING CO., 429 Broadway, cor. Howard Street, New York.

We are now offering our Celebrated Gold Pens and Extension Silver Plated Holders at the following low prices for Cash: No. 1 Magic Gold Pens and Holders, per dozen, $5.50. No. 2 " " " " " 7.00. No. 1 Albertine fine Gold Pens and Holders, per doz. 8.00.

No. 2 " " " " " " 9.00. No. 1 Always Ready " " " " 11.50. No. 2 " " " " " " 13.00. These Pens and Holders are all warranted, and will retail from $2 to $5 each. A deduction of 10 per cent. will be made on all sums of $50 and upwards. Our Pens and Holders have nice fancy Cases, containing one dozen each, and are not soldin less quantities. Sent by mail or express pre-paid.

Address   SALISBURY BROS. & CO., Providence, R. I.

BAKER'S RHEUMATIC BALM,

BAKER'S FEVER COOLER,

BAKER'S COUGH MIXTURE,

BAKER'S CROUP ALLEVIATOR,

are four remedies which no family should ever be without. Price $1 per bottle each.

Also, BAKER'S KIDNEY AND GRAVEL REMEDIES, which are invaluable. Price $5.

PRINCIPAL DEPOT: No. 154 Tenth Street, near Fourth Avenue Remedies sent to any address upon receipt of price.

ALL ARTICLES FOR SOLDIERS

At Baltimore, Washington. and and all places occupied by Union troops, should be sent by HARNDEN'S EXPRESS, No. 74 Broadway. Sutlers charged low rates.

Bilious Affections

And the various complaints incident to this season, can not find a surer or safer remedy than BRANDRETH'S PILLS.

Peace be unto you, and length of days. The medicine (Brandreth's Pills) was a fierce foe to Azrael, boils in pestilence and caravan sickness; the little orbs were rich with the wine of health; let the maker wear this golden circle, that he may know I was wounded with the arrows of disease, but am now healed. May he grow in the sunshine, and, dispensing blessings, be most blessed.

ACHMET HALLILLA.

The above, accompanied by a ring, was delivered to me by a distinguished Member of Congress on his return from Jerusalem.   B. BRANDRETH.

BRANDRETH'S PILLS are sold at 25 cents per box, enveloped in full directions. Purchase none unless my PRIVATE GOVERNMENT STAMP is on the box. See upon it B. BRANDRETH in white letters.

PRINCIPAL OFFICE, BRANDRETH BUILDING, NEW YORK.

For sale by all respectable dealers in medicine.

Caution  

FROM

The American Watch Company.

It having come to our knowledge that imitations of the American Watch have been put upon the market in great numbers, calculated, by their utter worthlessness, to injure the reputation of our genuine products—to protect our own interests and the public from imposition, we again publish the trade marks by which our Watches may invariably be known.

We manufacture four styles of Watches:

The FIRST has the name

"AMERICAN WATCH CO., Waltham, Mass.," engraved on the inside plate.

The SECOND has the name

"APPLETON, TRACY & CO., Waltham, Mass.," engraved on the inside plate.

The THIRD has the name

"P. S. BARTLETT, Waltham, Mass.," engraved on the inside plate.

All the above styles have the name "American Watch Co." painted on the dial, and are warranted in every respect.

The FOURTH has the name

"WM. ELLERY, Boston, Mass." engraved on the inside plate, and is not named on the dial.

All the above described Watches are made of various sizes, and are sold in gold or silver cases, as may be required.

It is hardly possible for us to accurately describe the numerous imitations to which we have alluded. They are usually inscribed with names so nearly approaching our own as to escape the observation of the unaccustomed buyer. Some are represented as made by the "UNION WATCH Co., of Boston, Mass. "—no such company existing. Some are named the "Soldier's Watch," to be sold as our FOURTH or WM. ELLERY grade, usually known as THE "SOLDIER'S WATCH;" others are named the "APPLETON WATCH Co.;" others the "P. S. BARTLEY," instead of our P. S. BARTLETT, besides many varieties named in such a manner as to convey the idea that they are the veritable productions of the American Watch Company.

A little attention on the part of buyers will protect them from gross imposition.

ROBBINS & APPLETON,

Agents for the American Watch Company,

122 BROADWAY, N. Y.

THE NILE EXPLORERS, CAPTAINS SPEKE and GRANT, with likenesses, including their Africans—An African Beauty, How he got two wives—THE SCIENCE OF FORCE, Magnetism, Water, Iron, Combustion, Origin of Vegetation—What Mind is made of—The Breath of Life—WONDERS OF CREATION—The Microscope—Monads, Birds, Physiological and Stellar Wonders, in MARCH NO. PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, 15 cts. FOWLER & WELLS, N. Y.

To Invalid Soldiers,

Or others out of employment.—Good wages can be made by all who engage in the sale of the splendid new book, entitled

LIFE AND CAMPAIGNS OF GENERAL GRANT.

By Julian R. Larks. Nearly 500 pages with Engravings. Price $1.50. For further particular, apply to DERBY & MILLER, Publishers, No. 3 Ann Street, New York.

Soldiers and Everybody! A great Book for you! Over 2000 things worth knowing! Mailed free for 25 cents. Address "Union Book Association," Box 362, Syracuse, N. Y.

Agents, order our UNEQUALED STRATIONERY PACKAGES.

JUST WHAT EVERYBODY WANTS.

OUR NEW POCKET ALBUM.

(FOR SOLDIER AND CIVILIAN.)

Holding Sixteen Pictures, is the cheapest and best Pocket Album ever offered to the public.

Sent by Mail to any address, post-paid, on receipt of Seventy-five cents.

It can be filled with Pictures (16) and sent by mail to soldiers in the army, or friends anywhere in Uncle Sam's domains, at the very trifling sum of thirty Cents postage. All orders promptly filled by

SAMUEL BOWLES & COMPANY,

Photograph Album Manufacturers,

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

Military and Naval

COLLECTION and BANKING OFFICF.—SOMES, BROWN & Co., No. 2 Park Place, New York, adjust and collect every variety of just claims against the Government or States. Hand-Books containing laws, &c., sent by mail, free.

NATIONAL BATTLE PINS.

Cavalry and Artillery Pins.

Red, White and Blue,

charged.

AGENTS will be furnished at $6 per dozen without engraving, and $9 per dozen with the amount above mentioned. The Emblems are raised, and the Pin about the thickness of a two shilling piece.

UNITED STATES NAVY

Agents wanted, and supplied at $7 per dozen, without engraving, and $10 per dozen, engraved as above.

Every Monitor in the Navy represented.

LOUIS PHILIP & CO., 609 Broadway, N. Y.

Accordeons from $8 00 to $25. Flutes FROM 75 CENTS TO $100. FIFES FROM 50 CENTS TO $25.00. BANJOS FROM $2.00 To $20.00. DRUMS FROM $5.00 TO $12.00. PRIZE DRUMS $15 TO $20. On receipt of the money will forward any instrument by Express. WM. A. POND & CO., No. 547 Broadway, N.Y.

CHURCH VIEWS.—Card Photographs of 150 Principal Churches of New York and Brooklyn; also 75 Splendid Views of Central Park. Price 25c. each, 5 for $1, or $2 per doz. Views. Sent by mail to any address on receipt of price. Send stamps for catalogues. W. O. WEMYSS, 575 Broadway, N. Y.

Watches, Gold Pens and Cases. Jewelry of all kinds at reduced rates. Send for a Circular.

R. KEITH, 208 Broadway, N. Y.

Engraved with Initial Letter, Old English, &c. Complete sets $1.50, free by mail. Trade supplied.

JOHN F. PHELPS & CO., 493 Broadway, N. Y.

DO YOU WANT LUXURIANT WHISKERS OR MUSTACHES?—My Onguent will force them to grow heavily in six weeks (upon the smoothest face) without stain or injury to the skin. Price $1—sent by mail, post free, to any address, on receipt of an order.   R. G. GRAHAM, No. 109 Nassau Street, N. Y.

$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.

To Compositors.—Wanted, three strictly first-class Compositors, used to Book-work. Apply to Mr. MARSH, Foreman of HARPER & BROTHERS' Composing Room, N. Y.

IN those cases of scanty, retarded growth, where the person is over 18, by its remarkable nourishing and stimulating power, the Tennessee Swamp Shrub Balsam has been found infallible, in exciting the Beard, Moustache, &c., to an exceedingly fine and vigorous growth. The history of this Balsam, with a small sample box, will be sent sealed, on receipt of return postage.

JOHN RAWLINS, 815 Broadway, N. Y.

Union Playing Cards.

Colonel for King, Goddess of Liberty for Queen, and Major for Jack. 52 enameled cards to the pack. Eagles, Shields, Stars, and Flags are the suits, and you can play all the usual games. Two packs, in cases, mailed free on receipt of $1. The usual discount to the trade. Send for a Circular. Address

AMERICAN CARD COMPANY,

14 Chambers St., N. Y., or 165 William Street, N. Y.

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