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FEBRUARY 18, 1865.



WE illustrate on page 109 the military execution private NEWELL W. ROOT, alis GEORGE H. HARRIS, for the crime of desertion, at City Point, January 27,1865. It appears that, deluded by General LEE'S Order No. 65, he had made his way through the rebel lines and found his way to Louisa, Kentucky, where he was arrested while attempting to pass himself off as one of their deserters. He was one of 170 misguided men who had deserted to the enemy, and left Richmond on the 10th October last. Seventy of these have already been arrested, fifteen executed, and unrelenting martial law is still on the track of the remainder.


WE give on page 108 two illustrations representing the prisons in which our officers have been confined at Charleston, S. C. In last August the jail and yard were occupied by six hundred army and navy officers, who were placed under the fire of our batteries on Morris Island. They were occupied at the same time by felons, murderers, lewd women, deserters from both armies, United States colored soldiers, and Southern slaves, most of whom were permitted to walk at will among the officers. When all the Federal officers were moved from Macon to Charleston, at the time of STONEMAN'S raid, the Work-house and Roper Hospital had to be used as prisons. Of the former we give an illustration. The Roper Hospital was the finest building ever used for a military prison North or South. Indeed, the officers preferred that the shelling should be ten times as severe than to be removed to any other prison.


WE have engraved on page 108 a view of Eastport, Mississippi General THOMAS'S recent head-quarters. The town is situated on the west side of the Tennessee River. General THOMAS'S head-quarters are on the hill to the left, and General A. J. SMITH'S on the steamer Lilly. The Carondelet, Lexington, Neosho, and Gladiator are on the river. The main portion of the town is not disclosed in the sketch, it being situated behind the hill to the left. It is just at the mouth of Bear Creek.

The rebel army have gone into winter-quarters a few miles south of Eastport, at Tupelo. It will not be long before we shall again hear from General THOMAS.

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CHOICE AND RARE SEEDS. M'ELVAIN BROTHERS, Seedsmen, Springfield, Mass., respectfully invite attention to their Illustrated Annual Catalogue and Vegetable and Flower-Garden Manual for 1865, just published. It contains accurate descriptions of the most valuable and popular varieties of Flower and Vegetable Seeds, with explicit directions for their treatment and culture, comprising about 75 pages of closely-printed matter beautifully illustrated. It will be forwarded to any address enclosing 15 cents. Address as above.

The Brazilian Hair Curler. One application warranted to curl the most straight and stubborn hair into wavy ringlets or heavy massive curls. Sent, post-paid, on receipt of $1 00. Address S. S. CHASE, Cohoes, N. Y.

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GREAT GIFT DISTRIBUTION. 250,000 Watches, Chains, Diamond Rings &c., WORTH OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS ! 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. SPLENDID LIST OF ARTICLES. ALL TO BE SOLD FOR $1 00 EACH. 250 Gents' Gold Hunting-Case Watches . . $10 to $150 250 Ladies' Gold and Enameled-Case do.. 35 " 70 500 Gents' Hunting-Case Silver Watches. 35 " 70 200 Diamond Rings    50 " 100 2,000 Gold Vest and Neck Chains   15 " 30 3,000 Gold Oval Band Bracelets   4 "   8 5,000 Chased Gold Bracelets    5 " 10 2,000 Chatelaine Chains and Guard Chains   5 " 20 7,000 Solitaire and Gold Brooches    4 " 10 2,000 Lava and Florentine Brooches   4 "   6 5,000 Coral, Opal, and Emerald Brooches   4 "   8 5,000 Mosaic, Jet, Lava, and Florentine Ear Drops    4 " 8 7,500 Coral, Opal, and Emerald Ear Drops   4 "   6 4,000 California Diamond Breast Pins   2 50 " 10 3,000 Gold Fob and Vest Watch Keys   2 50 "   8 4,000 Fob and Vest Ribbon Slides   3 " 10 5,000 Sets of Solitaire Sleeve Buttons, Studs etc .. .. 3   "8 3,000 Gold Thimbles, Pencils, etc   4 "   7 10,000 Miniature Lockets    2 50 "   8 4,000   "   "   Magic Spring   3 " 20 3,000 Gold Toothpicks, Crosses, etc   2 "   8 5,000 Plain Gold Rings    4 " 10 5,000 Chased Gold Rings    4 " 10 10,000 Stone Set and Signet Rings   2 50 " 10 10,000 California Diamond Rings   2 " 10 7,500 Sets Ladies' Jewelry Jet and Gold.   5 " 15 6,000 Sets   "   " Cameo, Pearl, etc.   4 " 15 10,000 Gold Pens, Silver Extension Holders and Pencils    4 " 10 10,000 Gold Pens and Gold Mounted Holders   3 "   8 5,000 Gold Pens and Gold Extension Holder,   6 " 10 5,000 Silver Goblets and Drinking Cups   5 " 50 3,000 Silver Castors    15 " 50 2,000 Silver Fruit and Cake Baskets   20 " 50 Messrs. T. & H. GAUGHAN & CO., 116 Broadway, New York, extensive MANUFACTURERS and IMPORTERS of all the leading and most fashionable styles of WATCHES and JEWELRY, desiring to increase their business to an unlimited extent, have resolved upon a Great Gift Distribution, subject to the regulations following:

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