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Civil War Harper's Weekly, April 15, 1865

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[APRIL 15, 1865.



"CITY CITY POINT, VA., April —, 8.30 A.M. "All seems well with us."—A. LINCOLN.

4 Broad St. and 694 Broadway, New York.

Subscriptions received for any amount, and a constant supply of the notes on hand for immediate delivery. ROBINSON & OGDEN, BANKERS.

Bankers and Dealers in Government Securities. No. 38 Wall Street, New York. The Model Pocket-Pistol of the Age.

SLOCUM'S Patent Side-Loading REVOLVER. Length, 7 1/2 Inches. Weight, 14 Ounces. Carries a No. 32 Metallic Cartridge. Its advantages over all others are: 1st. It does not require special ammunition. 2d. It is perfectly safe while being loaded. 3d. It can be loaded in the dark, and quicker than any other pistol. 4th. It can be carried in the pocket, without danger, when loaded. 5th. It is sure fire, and possesses great strength. FOR SALE BY THE TRADE GENERALLY. HOWARD, SANGER & CO., 105 and 107 Chambers Street, New York. Descriptive Circulars furnished upon application.

UNCLAIMED MONEY.—70,000 PERSONS WANTED TO CLAIM MONEY, ESTATES, &c., which have been advertised since 1704. Fee to search for name in Registry, $2. Genealogies traced. All letters must be prepaid. GUN & CO., Unclaimed Money and Property Registry, No. 17 Charlotte Street, London (W. C.), England.

99 and 101 Bleecker Street, 2d Block West of Broadway.
Warranted for Six Years.


Pensions, Bounties, Pay, Prize Money, together with all claims of the army and navy promptly procured. Correspondence promptly answered. L. Brown & Co, 2 Park P'ce, N.Y.

This invaluable salve is a certain cure for


PAINS in five minutes. No one should be without it. It saves Doctors' Bills. 25 Cents a Box. Sent free by mail on receipt of 37 Cents. Depot 43 Liberty St., New York.


Magnifying small objects 500 times. MAILED FREE everywhere for 50 CENTS, OR THREE FOR $1 00.

Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.


A Collection of Two Thousand Scintillations of Wit. The Material Gathered, and the Whole Batch Baked, by JO COSE. Special care has been taken in the preparation of these " Ginger Snaps" that nothing should be contained in them that might offend the most fastidious taste. 160 pages. PRICE, fancy paper, 25 cents ; boards, 38 cents; cloth, 50 cents. Sent postpaid, AMSDEN & CO., Publishers, Boston, Mass.


BANKERS, And Dealers in all Classes of


FIRST AND SECOND QUALITY; Wrapping Twine made of Paper. Twines and Paper. H. A. HARVEY, 84 Maiden Lane, N.Y.

Worth over $1,000,000, Consisting of Gold and Silver Watches, Chains, Bracelets, Sets of Jewelry, Rings, Lockets, Gold Pens, &c., &c., All to be sold for One Dollar each ! ! WITHOUT REGARD TO VALUE! NOT TO BE PAID FOR UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TO RECEIVE! Certificates of the various articles are first put into envelopes, sealed up, and mixed ; and when ordered are taken out without regard to choice, and sent by mail, thus giving all a fair chance. On receipt of the certificate you will see what you have, and then it is at your option to send the dollar and take the article or not. Purchasers may thus obtain a Gold Watch or any set of Jewelry on our list for ONE DOLLAR. Five Certificates will be sent for $1, eleven for $2, 30 (with premium gold pen), for $5, 100 (with premium silver watch) for $15. We will send one Certificate on receipt of 25 cents ; also our Circular and Terms to Agents, which we want everywhere, and offer liberal inducements. Address A. H. ROWEN & CO., 36 Beekman St., N. Y.

THE FAMOUS " YOUNG UN" Writes for the American Miscellany. The best tales, sketches, and poetry, also entertaining enigmas and games, are given every week. Single Copies, Six Cents.

BLISTERED FEET, after a long march, are soothed and quickly healed by Holloway's famous Ointment. Only 25 cents per Pot.

The JOHNSON PEN is acknowledged by all who have used them to be the best pen for the least money of any in use. They are made of 14 carats fine gold, and warranted for one year (written guarantee when required). Pens in solid silver extension cases, $1 75; ebony slide holders, $175; rubber reverse holders, $2 50 ; telescopic extension cases, $2 50 ; duplex silver cases, $4 00 ; ebony holders and morocco boxes, $1 50. Pens repointed, 50 cents each. Pens sent by mail, postage paid. Send for Circular. E. S. JOHNSON, Manufactory and Office, 15 Maiden Lane, New York City.

NEGROLEUM, formerly PETROLEUM. Its Nature, Source, &c., by HORRIBLE GREASY, Esq. Price, 10 cents. For sale every where. AMERICAN NEWS CO., 121 Nassau Street.

MUNRO'S TEN-CENT NOVELS exceed in popularity any thing of the kind ever published. Ready to-day; "EAGLE-EYED ZEKE, THE LONG-ARMED TRAPPER," a wild, strange, thrilling story. A " broth of a boy" is " Eagle-Eyed Zeke" For climbing a mountain and swimming a creek, Or chasing Redskins ; and his " dorg," "Ichabod," Would split you with laughter, his ways are so odd. The following is a list of Munro's Popular Novels : No. 1. The Hunters. 2. The Trapper's Retreat. 3. The Patriot Highwayman. 4. The Hunted Unionist. 5. The Track of lire. 6. The Man-Eaters. 7. Charlotte Temple. 8. The Death Face. 9. The Indian-Slayer. 10. The Tiger of the Ocean. 11. The Hunter's Triumph. 12. The Ocean Rovers. 13. The Tory Outwitted. 14. Zeke Sternum, the Lion-hearted Scout. 15. The Scourge of the Seas. 16. The Captive Maiden. 17. Long-Legged Joe; or, The Demon of the Woods. 18. The Wild Scout of the Mountains. 19. The Forest Lodge. 20. The Rollicking Rangers. 21. Rattlesnake Dick; or, the Flower of the Wigwam. 22. Ricketty Tom, the Rover. 23. The Imps of the Prairie ; or, The Slasher of the Cave. 24. The Robber's Terror. 25. Joe, the " Sarpint." 26. Lightfoot, the Scout. 27. The Giant Spy of Bunker Hill. 28. Scar Cheek, the Wild Half Breed. 29. Squint-Eyed Bob. 30. Snakey Snodgrass.32. Heavy hatchet, the Bold Scout. 33. Sly Sam, the Quaker Spy. 34. The Three Daring Trappers. 35. For sale by all News Agents, and sent, post-paid, on receipt of price, 10 cents each. GEORGE MUNRO & CO., No. 137 William Street, New York.

" Electric" Self-adjusting enameled white, $3, $5, $7, and $9 per doz. ; specimens, 50c., 75c., $1. Snow-white, linen finished, illusion-stitched, $1 25. Suitable Neck-Tie, $1. Ladies' "illusion-embroidered" Steel Collars, $1 50 ; Cuffs, $150. Gents' steel Cuffs, $2. Mailed on receipt of price and " size." JEANERET, 78 Nassau St., N. Y. Box 386.

SOLDIERS, SAILORS, FARMERS, MECHANICS, and EVERY BODY throughout the country will receive, free, by mail, a First-Class, Interesting NEWSPAPER, by sending their address to Editors of "ARMY AND HOME JOURNAL," 40 Ann Street, New York. "I do not see how an officer or soldier can have a complete outfit without it."—Gov. PIERPONT.

For sale by all Fancy-Goods Houses and Sutlers. Price $2 50, sent free of postage. D. B. BROOKS & BROTHER, Salem, Mass.

THE ADVERTISER, having been restored to health in a few weeks by a very simple remedy, after having suffered several years with a severe lung affection, and that dread disease, Consumption is anxious to make known to his fellow sufferers the means of cure. To all who. desire it he will send a copy of the prescription used (free of charge), with the directions for preparing and using the same, which they will find a sure CURE FOR CONSUMPTION, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, &c. The only object of the advertiser in sending the Prescription is to benefit the afflicted, and spread information which he conceives to be invaluable; and he hopes every sufferer will try his remedy, as it will cost them nothing, and may prove a blessing. Parties wishing the Prescription will please address REV. EDWARD A. WILSON, Williamsburg, Kings County, New York.

Are an excellent protection in gardening, house work, &c., making the hands soft, smooth, and snowy white; also a certain cure for chapped hands, salt rheum, &c. Sent by Mail on receipt of $1 50 for ladles' sizes ; $1 75 for gentlemen's, by GOODYEAR'S I. R. GLOVE M'F'G CO., 205 Broadway, New York.

SOLDIERS' CERTIFICATES, Beautifully printed in five colors, size 12x16. Every soldier should have one. Price 50 cents each, sent by mail. Three different varieties for $1. Agents wanted. GATES & GAMBLE, 143 Walnut Street, Cincinnati. IN THE EDUCATION OF YOUTH, Familiarity with a PURE AND REFINED LITERATURE has an important influence. As a vehicle of such literature,

stands without a rival. Its Sketches of Travel and Biography, Tales, Poems, and Essays, upon topics of peculiar interest to youth, are the work of our BEST WRITERS; and the accompanying Illustrations are by our BEST ARTISTS. The TRUE, the BEAUTIFUL, the Goon, Young Folks are encouraged by its pages to love and learn. Terms, $2 00 a year; a large discount to clubs. Send 20 cents, for a specimen number, to TICKNOR & FIELDS, Boston, Mass.

A BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED WATCH, Double Case, Lever, Cap, small size, white enameled dial, cut hands, "English Movements," and correct time-keeper, with an accurate "Miniature Calender," indicating the "Day of the Week, Month, &c.," in back case. A single one sent free by mail to any address in a neat case, WITH A BEAUTIFUL VEST CHAIN, for only $10. A neat SILVER WATCH, same as above, with " Miniature Calendar," &c., specially adapted to the ARMY. Sent free by mail, to any address, for only   $7. English and American Levers from $25 up. Good Watches of all descriptions low. Address CHAS. P. NORTON & CO., Sole Importers, 38 & 40 Ann Street, New York.

TEETH like pearls and breath of sweetness secured by Caswell, Mack & Co.'s Formodenta Tooth-Paste. WE THE UNDERSIGNED, cordially recommend to the notice of the friends of the Christian Commission the offer of E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. to devote to this object 25 per cent. of their retail sales of Albums, Stereoscopic Views, and Card Photographs, for the fortnight commencing April 3d, as set forth in their advertisement. GEO. H. STUART, Pres. U. S. Christian Commission. J. T. DURYEA. H. DYER, Secretary N. Y. Branch, Christian Com. MORRIS K. JESUP. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. W. E. DODGE, Chairman N. Y. Branch.  (ADVERTISEMENT.)

NOTICE TO EVERY BODY. TWO WEEKS FOR NOTICE SICK AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS. During the fortnight commencing April 3d we will devote 25 per cent. of all the retail sales at our counter of Albums, Stereoscopic Views, and Card Photographs, and also remittances by mail for the same, where so specified, to the relief of our sick and wounded soldiers, through the instrumentality of the Christian Commission. Orders by mail for this object, bearing date any time previous to May 1, will be received, and the 25 per cent. paid over. The acknowledgment of the Treasurer of the Christian Commission will be sent when required. The goods will be sold at our usual printed catalogue prices. E. & H. T. ANTHONY & CO., 501 Broadway, New York, Three Doors from St. Nicholas Hotel. STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS OF THE WAR, OBTAINED AT GREAT EXPENSE, AND FORMING A COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE GREAT UNION CONTEST. Bull Run,   Dutch Gap,   Strawberry Plain, Yorktown,   Pontoon Trains,   Peep Bottom, Gettysburg,   Hanover Junction, Belle Plain, Fair Oaks,   Lookout Mount'n, Monitors, Savage Station, Chickahominy,   Chattanooga, Fredericksburg, City Point,   Fort Morgan, Fairfax,   Nashville,   Atlanta, &c., &c.   &c., &c.   &c., &c. Every body is interested in these memorable scenes. Just  published by   E. & H. T. ANTHONY & CO., 501 Broadway, New York. Catalogue sent on receipt of stamp.

Officers, Soldiers, and Citizens ! All the Army Corps ! Rings in 16-carat gold (stamped and warranted) at $3 and $5 each. Also 100 other styles of every size, plain, enameled, and fancy, at from $2 to $10 each. Sent by mail. Send stamp for Circular. Address   E. P. BEACH, 12 Maiden Lane, N. Y.

For sale by JAS. F. LEVIN, Agent South Down Co., 23 Central Wharf, Boston. For sale in New York by R. H. ALLEN & CO., 189, 191 Water St., and DUDLEY & STAFFORD, 69 Beckman St.

To be found on each box and each piece of GENUINE MAGIC RUFFLE. All other goods, of whatever name, not having this mark, are worthless imitations and infringements on the patents of the Magic Ruffle Company. The GENUINE MAGIC RUFFLES are full six yards in each piece, are well made of the best material, and give perfect satisfaction to consumers. Office of the Company, No. 95 Chambers Street, New York.

Grand and Square Pianos, superior to all others, No. 394 Hudson Street, New York.

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