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THE illustration on
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 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.
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
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!
OR, THE EARLY DAYS OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S
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
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.,
274 Canal Street, N. Y.
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
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
For particulars enclose stamp for
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.
PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE
THE GOLD PEN—THE BEST OF ALL
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,
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
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
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
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.
And the various complaints
incident to this season, can not find a surer or safer remedy than BRANDRETH'S
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.
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.
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
We manufacture four styles of
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
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
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
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,
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
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,
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,
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
LOUIS PHILIP & CO., 609 Broadway,
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
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.