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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.
MILITARY PRISONS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.
WE give on
page 108 two
illustrations representing the prisons in which our officers have been confined
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
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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mind. "Ah," says some invalid, " that's all very fine, but I am a martyr to
Dyspepsia ; my liver is out of order, my bowels are irregular, my head is dizzy
and confused, my hand shakes, my muscles are flaccid ; I am tormented with
gloomy thoughts by day and distracted with horrible dreams at night in short, I
am very ill." Is it indeed so, suffering brother or sister ? Then is it indeed
fortunate that you have lighted on this paragraph. HOSTETTERS'S STOMACH BITTERS
will relieve you of all your symptoms in a fortnight. You will find it at the
nearest respectable drug store; and there never was a case of Indigestion that
could resist its Tonic and alterative properties. It is a combination of the
purest of all stimulants, with the rarest Tonic and Anti-Bilious herbs, and
roots and bark. The medical profession of the United States prescribe and
endorse it, and it has almost superseded Quinine as a cure for Intermittent
Fever there. In Canada, the West Indies, and Australia, the demand for it is
increasing with a rapidity wholly unexampled in the history of advertised
remedies., Prepared and sold by HOSTETTER & SMITH, Pittsburg, Pa. New York
office 590 Cedar Street.
" THE CHEAPEST and most
ATTRACTIVE WORK on the Fine Arts ever offered in this country."
from European Picture-Galleries.
One hundred highly-finished
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ancient and modern,viz.,Rubens,Murillo,Teniers,Guido, Vandyke,Paul Veronese,
Wouvermans, Carlo Dolce, Schalken, Georgione, Bergham, Snyders, Raphael, Gerard
Dow, Rembrandt, &c. In a neat port-folio, 100 plates, $7 50.
In a neat port-folio, 50 plates,
$4 50. Sent to any address on receipt of price. J. W. BOUTON, Importer of Rare
and Standard Books, Ng. 481 Broadway, New York.
Army Badges, Army Rings, Watches,
Gold Pens and Cases, Jewelry, &c. Send for Agent's Circular. R. KEITH & CO., 15
John Street, New York.
AGENTS, COME and EXAMINE
An Invention urgently needed by
every body, or samples sent free by mail for 50 cts., which retails for $6
easily, by R. L. WOLCOTT, No. 170 Chatham Square, N. Y.
ALL ARTICLES FOR SOLDIERS
At Baltimore, Washington, and all
places occupied by Union troops, should be sent by HARNDEN'S EXPRESS, No. 65
Broadway. Sutlers charged low rates.
Dr. R, Goodale's Catarrh Remedy
And Mode of Treatment cures the
most hopeless cases, and alleviates more silent suffering than tongue can tell.
Price $1 a bottle. Send stamp for pamphlet. NORTON & CO., Sole Agents, 75
Bleecker Street, New York.
YOUNG Gent, a fortune for you or
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cents, by HARRY GRAY, Somers, Connecticut.
Weston's Metallic Artificial
Legs.—Lightest, cheapest, most durable, and most natural ever invented. Price
$75 to $100. Send for a pamphlet. J. W. WESTON, 491 Broadway, N. Y.
Pronounced by the press " the
most beautiful and scientific of systems," "self-teaching," "magnificent, and
worth $5 instead of $150," etc. Splendid inducements to Agents. Terms,
post-paid, $1 50. Address BABBITT & WITT,
Publishers, 37 Park Row, New
" THE 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,
viz.: GOLD PENS WITHOUT CASES. For 50 cents, the Magic Pen; for
75 cents, the Lucky Pen ; for $1 00, the Always-Ready Pen ; for $1 25, the
Elegant Pen ; and for $1 50, 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 $1 00, the Magic Pen; for $1
25, the Lucky Pen; for $1 50, the Always-Ready Pen ; for $2 00, the Elegant Pen
; and for $2 25, 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 Peas; 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 Nos. 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 $1 25 a No. 1 Pen, 1st
quality ; or a No. 3 Pen, 3d quality. For $1 50 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 25 a No. 4 Pen, 1st
quality; or a No. 5 Pen, 2d quality; or a No. 6 Pen, 3d quality. For $2 75 a No. 5 Pen, 1st
quality ; or a No. 6 Pen, 2d quality. For $3 50 a No. 6 Pen; $4 50 a
No. 7 Pen; $5 75 a No. 8 Pen; $6 50 a No. 9 Pen ; $7 50 a No. 10 Pen all 1st
quality. THE SAME GOLD PENS, IN SILVER
CASES, WITH PENCILS. For $2 00 a No. 1 Pen, 1st
quality ; or a No. 3 Pen, 3d quality. For $2 50 a No. 2 Pen, 1st
quality; or a No. 3 Pen, 2d quality ; or a No. 4 Pen, 3d quality. For $3 00 a No. 3 Pen, 1st
quality ; or a No. 4 Pen, 2d quality; or a No. 5 Pen, 3d quality. For $3 75 a No. 4 Pen, 1st
quality ; or a No. 5 Pen, 2d quality; or a No. 6 Pen, 3d quality. For $4 50 a No. 5 Pen, 1st
quality; or a No. 6 Pen, 2d quality. For $5 75 a No. 6 Pen, 1st
quality. GOLD PENS, ALL FIRST QUALITY, IN
MOUNTED DESK-HOLDERS. For $2 75 a No. 4 Pen; for $3 25
a No. 5 Pen; for $4 00 a No. 6 Pen ; for $5 75 a No. 7 Pen. For $7 a No. 8 Pen; for $8 a No.
9 Pen; and for $9 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 (charge for
registering), in addition to the price of goods ordered, I will guarantee 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
These Pistols are loaded and
discharged with only four motions a degree of perfection never yet attained by
any other arm. A full round may be loaded and discharged in thirty seconds.
These arms have been adopted exclusively by the U. S. Revenue Service.
Testimonials of their efficiency are daily received from the Army and Navy, also
from civilians. Printed circulars (with illustrated cuts), naming prices, sent
by mail when required. MERWIN & BRAY are also sole
proprietors of the Ballard Breach-Loading Rifle and Carbine. These arms need no
comment. Their high character for Military and Sporting purposes is so well
established that the Public only wish to know where they may be purchased. These
Rifles were used by Captains Crawford and Fisk on the Overland Expedition to the
Pacific, under orders of the U. S. Government. The General Government and the
State of Kentucky have about Twenty Thousand (20,000) now in active field
service, of which the highest testimonials are received. Sold by Wholesale and
Retail Dealers generally. Address orders to MERWIN &
BRAY, No. 262 Broadway, New York. P.
P.S. IMPORTANT. These Rifles can be used with either fixed or loose ammunition.
Shults' Onguent, warranted to
produce a full set of Whiskers in six weeks, or money refunded. Sent post-paid,
for 50 cents. Address C. F. SHULTS, Troy, N. Y. SHULTS' CURLIQUE. For curling the
Hair. Price 50 cents. Sent sealed and post-paid. Address C. F. SHULTS, Troy, N.
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
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.
J. H. Winslow Co. THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY EVER
TO SECURE GOOD JEWELRY AT
LOW PRICES. 100,000 WATCHES, CHAINS, SETS OF JEWELRY,
GOLD PENS, BRACELETS, LOCKETS, RINGS, GENT'S PINS, SLEEVE BUTTONS, STUDS, ETC.,
Worth $500,000, To be sold for ONE DOLLAR each,
without regard to value, and not to be peed for until you know what you are to
get. Send 25 cents for a Certificate, which will inform you what you can have
for $1, and at the same time get our Circular containing full list and
particulars ; also terms to Agents, which we want in every Regiment an Town in
the Country. J. H. WINSLOW & CO., 208 Broadway, New York. " This is one of the largest
firms in the City of New York and are doing a very extensive business, and have
on hang the largest stock that can be found in that city." Ocean Times, Pent
Water, Mich., Oct. 21, 1864. " They are reliable and
trustworthy men." Juniata True Democrat, Mifflintown, Pa., Oct. 20, 1864. "They
are large dealers, and their stock is manufactured in the best style and of pure
materials." Telegraph, Saugerties, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1864. " Their stock is large, and
buyers may rely upon finding articles purchased from them just as represented
Their long continuance in business enables them to offer better inducements than
any other house in the city." Loyal American, Anderson, Ind., Oct. 20, 1864.
"Finally, our knowledge of the
firm is, that they fill their bill in every particular, and no one patronizing
them will ever regret their bargain." Republican, Newaygo, Mich., Oct. 19, 1864.
GREAT GIFT DISTRIBUTION.
250,000 Watches, Chains, Diamond Rings
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:
CERTIFICATES, naming each article
and its value, are placed in SEALED ENVELOPES, and well mixed. One of these
envelopes will be sent by mail to any address on receipt of 25 cents.
ALL ARTICLES SOLD AT ONE DOLLAR
WITHOUT REGARD TO VALUE!
On receipt of the Certificate you
will see what you are going to 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,
Diamond Ring, or any Set of Jewelry on our list for ONE DOLLAR, and in no case
can they get less than One Dollar's worth, as there are no blanks. The price of
Certificates is as follows: One for 25 cents; five for $1; eleven for $2; thirty
for $5; sixty-five for $10; one hundred for $15. AGENTS will be allowed ten
cents on every Certificate ordered by them, provided their remittance amounts to
One Dollar. Agents will collect 25 cents for every Certificate, and remit 15
cents to us, either in cash or postage stamps. T. & H. GAUGHAN & Co., 116
Broadway, N. Y. BARD & BROTHER'S (Established
PEN AND PENCIL CASES. Also
Manufacturer of BARD & WILSON'S PATENT ANGULAR NIB GOLD PENS. JAS. D. BARD, Ag't,
No. 22 Maiden Lane, N. Y. Repointing, 50 cents. Send for a Circular.
Look! Look! Look! My Golden
Compound will force the Beard to grow on the smoothest face in 21 days.
Satisfaction given, or money refunded. Price 50 cents, or three for $1. Address
DR. FRANKLIN, Calhoun, Ill.
MILITARY AND NAVAL BANKING
and Collecting Office.
All claims against the Government
promptly collected. Pensions, bounties, back pay, and prize-money. Wife and
widowed mother of prisoners of war can be paid.
L. BROWN & CO., 2 Park Place, New
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Albums for the Million.
By authoriy of the Secretary of
Treasury, the undersigned has assumed the General subscription Agency for the
sale of United States Treasury Notes, bearing seven and three tenths per cent.
interest per annum, known as the
These Notes are issued under date
of August 15th, 1864, and are payable three years from that time in currency, or
are convertible at the option of the holder into
U. S. 5-20 Six per cent.
These bonds are now worth a
premium of nine per cent., including gold interest from November, which makes
the actual profit on the 7-30 loan, at current rates, including interest, about
ten per cent. per annum, besides its exemption from State and municipal
taxation, which adds from one to three per cent. more, according to the rate
levied on other property. The interest is payable semiannually by coupons
attached to each note, which may be cut off and sold to any bank or banker.
The interest amounts to One cent per day on a $50 note.
Two cents " " " $100 " Ten " " " $500 20 " " "$1000 $1 " " " " $5000 " Notes of all the denominations
named will be promptly furnished upon receipt of subscriptions. This is THE ONLY
LOAN IN MARKET now offered by the Government, and it is confidently expected
that its superior advantages will make it the
GREAT POPULAR LOAN OF THE PEOPLE.
Less than $200,000,000 remain unsold, which will probably be disposed of within
the next 60 or 90 days, when the notes will undoubtedly command a premium, as
has uniformly been the case on closing the subscriptions to other Loans.
In order that the citizens of
every town and section of the country may be afforded facilities for taking the
loan, the National Banks, State Banks, and Private Bankers throughout the
country have generally agreed to receive subscriptions at par. Subscribers will
select their own agents, in whom they have confidence, and who only are to be
responsible for the delivery of the notes for which they receive orders.
JAY COOKE, Subscription Agent, PHILADELPHIA.
GOLD MINES of COLORADO.
Photograph views of principal
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Front the London Times.
The " Perpetual Curate" is
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Front the Westminster Review.
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of close observation and the keenest insight, united to real dramatic feeling,
and a style of unusual eloquence and power.
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