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Robert E. Lee Portrait
Page) rewarded by successive promotions. He was twice wounded on the
Peninsula, where he commanded a Division of SUMNER'S Corps. Succeeding General
SMITH in the command of the Sixth Corps, he participated in the second assault
on Fredericksburg and in the battle of Gettysburg. He always inspired his men
with his own dauntlessness ; and his courage on Friday night, May 6, when his
flank was turned, and SHALER'S and SEYMOUR'S brigades driven back, saved the
whole army from the full force of the blow. He was shot by a sharp-shooter, not
as he would have desired, in the heat of action, but while adjusting a piece of
artillery, on Monday, May 8.
Hero! whose soul was grandly
strong and still When the wild waves of battle round it broke, And through the
hours of tumult, fire, and smoke, Held up the sinking lines with iron will;
Whose grasp was only less secure than death's, What joy was thine upon the front
of fame To join the captains of immortal name, Who sit above in spirit council
At the last victory Right his
sword ensheaths. We would have kept thee; we are selfish all; Fittest that we on
bended knees should fall
And say, " We thank Thee, God, in
this our woe, That Thou hast given us strength to let him go,
So much of his was ours, even to
the fadeless wreaths."
PARIS FASHIONS FOR MAY.
THE Parisian spring of the good
old times has returned in 1864, with its pleasant accompaniments of early
violets and lilac flowers. There was a general laying aside of furs and warm
covering beneath the genial sunshine of the charming month of April. Simple
dresses, composed of robe and mantle, and of uniform color throughout, were
predominant; and light-blue, light-green, and light-pink silks were thrown out
into pleasant relief by the brilliant sunlight. A considerable diminution in the
amplitude of the skirts must be noted with satisfaction ; indeed, the employment
of steel crinolines seems to be altogether on the decrease. The suppleness and
grace of the spring costumes this year could not have been obtained otherwise
than by the adoption of underclothing of a softer description. The small
chapeaux a l'Anglaise, rather low in front, and passing with a simple curve down
to the bavolet, are decidedly in favor at this moment, the materials preferred
being crape and silk, and the latest ornament a sort of narrow scarf inside and
outside, as shown in one of our illustrations.
Fig. 1. Dress for a Wedding
Party.—Mazarine blue moire antique robe, ornamented (above the deep lace flounce
adorning the skirt) with three black velvet lozenges, edged with narrow black
guipure. Long black lace shawl. White crape bonnet, decorated with feathers and
an aigrette, above the vandyked lace bavolet a rich blue velvet ornament, of the
same tint as the bow and strings.
Fig. 2. Evening Dress for a Young
Lady.—Silver-gray robe in foulard de l'Inde, richly trimmed, as shown in the
engraving, with blue silk stripes and narrow edging. The dress is cut in the
style denominated the forme Imperatrice, and the corsage and sleeve-cuffs are
ornamented with stripes and bands to match those on the skirt. Small lace
collar, fastened by a rose-pink cravat.
Fig. 3. Walking Dress.—Robe of
iron-gray taffety, provided with a fluted skirt, surmounted by four rows of
passementerie. The corsage is a ceinture, and the shoulders and cuffs are also
trimmed with passementerie ornaments. White crape bonnet, with a tulle scarf
beneath the front edge attaching a small feather. The scarf ornament is also
repeated outside the bonnet.
THE sound of the hissing steam is
And silent the flapping sail;
The western skies have lost their
And the headlands faint and fail,
As the sailor sits on the tarry deck
And tells his ghostly tale.
Tells of the ship that sailed his
Last night when the watch was
And the tale to the wondering
landsmen seems, Whose first prize is not won,
Like their childhoods' nightly
ghosts that passed Away with the morning sun.
But he has rocked on the sea for
years, And knows its mystery well;
The luring voice through the
waves he hears
- When the mermaid blows her
shell; And he knows how the ocean spirits cast
O'er the sailor's dreams a spell.
"Just below the horizon rim,"
Said he, "the steamer sailed;
I could make her course by the
That along the horizon trailed;
But the salt-sea mist was up in
And to make her hull I failed.
Round in an inner ring we sped,
But never a knot we gained;
Every sail on the yards was
And the boiler groaned and
strained; And night and day a shark's fierce eye
On me like a gun was trained.
Ile slid round, and we slid
And the unseen steamer too,
Till we passed beyond our
To the Gulf Stream swift and
blue—Till we wound far into the outer sea
Unsailed by a mortal crew.
I grew old, and the ship grew
With the years of that ghostly
chase ; The sailors' hand grew thin and cold,
And pallid the captain's face;
But the steamer was ever as far
And the shark he kept his place.
At last both ships into my dream
Dissolved front the ocean wide,
And the waters changed to an inky
And a boatman rowed its tide ;
I sat a ghost at the bow, and the
His hunger had satisfied."
" Come, sailor," a brawny
landsman said, " That was a dream you know."
" On whom do you think the shark
had fed?" Said the sailor quick and low.
"Fed on the ghostly winds that
through Your sailor fancies blow."
" We shall make short work of the
next black ship That sneaks from out Nassau,
For a prize the water is on my
And a hunger in my maw;
Come, let's turn ir-, for the
watch is done, And the wind is getting raw."
What, ho ! A dark hulk cleaves
the sea, And ashore is a signal light;
Up ! for the steam sings merrily,
The chase shall be short to-night
But the sailor looks where a
shark throws off A trail of blue fire bright.
The black hulk melts into the
And the shoreward light burns dim
The prize is lost, but the hungry
Has a midnight banquet grim,
And the landsman knows that the
sailor's dream Was a foresight unto him.
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
SEWING MACHINE AND HAD NEEDLES.
ALL KINDS AT BARTLETT'S, 442 BROADWAY, N. Y.
REPLY. PERU, LA SALLE Co., April
11, 1864. Mr. Painter, Cincinnati, 0. DEAR SIR ; Yours of March 16th, just
received, and contents noted. You say you want my opinion on the corrugated
metallic leg; as you ask it in a candid way, I will answer you candidly. If you
get a leg made out of wood, you may be fitted for say at least a year; in that
time your stump will get thinner a good deal, and you will have to pad the
socket (the place where the stump goes in). In my experience with wooden legs, I
have found this to be a great inconvenience. In the next place, the joints in a
wooden leg are not made strong enough, for this reason : every time you step
upon an uneven surface, it naturally sprains the ankle joint, which, after a
week or so, becomes loose and is easily broken. In the metallic leg, this is
done away with altogether, by a stout rubber that acts like a joint, and every
time you step on an uneven surface, yields like a natural foot. You will see
that the metallic leg is altogether superior to a wooden one, and costs only one
half what a wooden one costs. Another reason is, that the mechanism in a
metallic leg is very simple, whereas in a wooden leg it is so complicated that
if anything gives out you will have to send it (the wooden one) back to the
manufacturer's, and they will charge you a good round sum for it. I, for one,
advise you to get a metallic leg for cheapness, lightness, and durability. If
you get such a leg as J. W. Weston, 491 Broadway, New York, sent me, you will
get a good, substantial leg. Hoping you may be suited at less than it has cost
me, for I have paid out over $500 for limbs, I remain yours, E. GUNTHER, Jr.
Mr. Gunther doesn't mention three important advantages my leg has over all
others. 1st. I guarantee a fit in all cases. 2d. The measure can be sent, and
the leg returned by Express, thereby saving the time and expense of coming to
New York to be fitted. 3d. It makes no noise.
I have such implicit confidence
in my improved Metallic Leg, that I will give any one the privilege of returning
it if they are not satisfied, after six months' trial, and I will return the
money, less twenty-five dollars. Price from $75 to $100. Send for a circular to
J. W. Weston. Office and salesroom 491 Broadway, New York; Edwin H. Weston, 21
West 4th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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66 THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE
SWORD." 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,
viz.: GOLD PENS WITHOUT CASES. For 25 cents, the Magic Pen ; for
38 cents, the Lucky Pen ; for 50 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
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
facsimiles 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 $275 a No. 6 Pen; for $3 50 a No. 7 Pen. For $4 00 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 "flame" 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 mall 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.
EMPLOYMENT At your own homes. Thousands can
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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 FIags 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. Ad-dress AMERICAN CARD COMPANY, 14 Chambers St., N. Y., or 165
William Street, N. Y.
50,000 AGENTS WANTED.
B. T. HAYWARD, Manufacturing Jeweler, 208
Broadway, N. Y. I will send a sample of either of
the New Artillery, Cavalry, Pontonier, Engineer, or Naval Pins for $1 50, or a
Solid Silver Shield, or either Army Corps, Division, or Company Pins with your
Name, Reg., and Co. handsomely engraved thereon, for $1. Send for Wholesale
U. S. 10-40 Bonds. These Bonds
are issued under the Act of Congress of March 8th, 1864, which provides that all
Bonds issued under this Act SHALL BE REDEEMED IN COIN, at the pleasure of the
Government, at any period not less than ten nor more than forty years from their
date ; and until their redemption FIVE PER CENT. INTEREST WILL BE PAID IN COIN,
on Bonds of not over one hundred dollars annually and on all other Bonds
semi-annually. The interest is payable on the first days of March and September
in each year.
As these Bonds, by Act of
Congress, are Exempt from Municipal or State
Taxation, their value is increased from one to three per cent. per annum,
according to the rate of tax levies in various parts of the country.
At the present rate of premium on
gold they pay Over Eight per Cent. Interest
in currency, and are of equal
convenience as a permanent or temporary investment.
It is believed that no securities
offer so great inducements to lenders as the various descriptions of U. S.
Bonds. In all other forms of Indebtedness, the faith or ability of private
parties or stock companies or separate communities only is pledged for payment,
while for the debts of the United States the whole property of the country is
holden to secure the payment of both principal and interest in coin.
These Bonds may be subscribed for
in sums from $50 up to any magnitude, on the same terms, and are thus made
equally available to the smallest lender and the largest capitalist. They can be
converted into money at any moment, and the holder will have the benefit of the
interest. The Funded Debt of the United States on which interest is payable in
gold, on the 3d day of March, 1864, was $768,965,000. The interest on this debt
for the coming fiscal year will be $45,937,126, while the customs revenue in
gold for the current fiscal year, ending June 30th, 1864, has been so far at the
rate of over $100,000,000 per annum. It will be seen that even the present gold
revenues of the Government are largely in excess of the wants of the Treasury
for the payment of gold interest, while the recent increase of the tariff will
doubtless raise the annual receipts from customs on the same amount of
importations to $150,000,000 per annum.
The authorized amount of this
loan is Two Hundred Million Dollars.
Instructions to the National
Banks acting as loan agents were not issued until March 26, but the amount of
Bonds reported sold at the United States Treasury up to May 14th was $48,964,900. Subscriptions will be received by
the TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES at Washington, and the ASSISTANT TREASURERS
at New York, Boston and Philadelphia, and by the
First National Bank of New York,
No. 4 Wall Street. Second National Bank of New York, 23d St. & Broadway. .
Fourth National Bank of New York, Pine Street. Fifth National Bank of New York,
338 Third Ave. Sixth National Bank of New York, 6th Av. & Broadway. Ninth
National Band of New York, 363 Broadway. Tenth National Bank of New York, 240
Broadway. New York Nat. Exchange Bank, 184 Greenwich St. First National Bank of
Jersey City, N. J.
And by all National Banks
which are depositaries of Public
money, and all
RESPECTABLE BANKS AND BANKERS
throughout the country (acting as agents of the National Depositary Banks), will
furnish further information on application and
AFFORD EVERY FACILITY TO
TO INTRODUCE OUR
NEW GOLD PEN.
This gold pen is something
entirely new, and is now offered to the public for the first time, and is made
by an entirely new process, enabling no to offer them very cheap. Every pen is
warranted one year, and to be genuine diamond pointed, and to possess all the
elasticity and writing qualities of the highest priced gold pen made. Single
pens sent by mail on receipt of the following prices:
WITH SILVER-MOUNTED EBONY
HOLDERS, IN MOROCCO CASES.
No. 2. Medium Pen and
Holder, each 90 cents.
No. 3. Large, " " each. $1
No. 4. Engrossing Pen and
Holder, each $1 15.
Great inducements to Agents and
the Trade. Send for our Circular. GEORGE A. ELY & CO., Sole Manufacturers, No.
181 Broadway, New York.
Clark's Onguent, a powerful
stimulant. Each packet warranted to produce a full set of whiskers or moustaches
in six weeks upon the smoothest face, without stain or injury to the skin. Any
person wing this Unguent, and finding it not as represented, by informing me of
the fact, can have their money returned them at any time within 3 months from
day of purchase. Price $100. Sent sealed and post-paid, to any address, on
receipt of the money. Address, A. C. CLARK, P.O. Drawer 118, Albany, N. Y.
Short-Hand without a Master,
By which the art of taking down
Sermons, Lectures, Speeches, Trio's, &c., may be attained in a few hours. 50th
edition, with a supplement, sent, post-paid, on receipt of 25 cents, by RICHARD
PARKER & CO., corner Ann and Nassau Streets, New York.