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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 25, 1865

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128

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[FEBRUARY 25, 1865.

PEACE COMMISSIONERS.

LIKELY YOUNG MAN. " Plaze, Sir, have ye any employment for a boy as a Pace Commissioner?"

RECRUITING OFFICER. "As Peace Commissioner? I guess so. We want about 300,000 just like you. Step round!"

Robinson   Ogden,

BANKERS,
and Dealers in
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES,
No. 4 Broad Street,

(2 Doors from Wall,)

New York.

Collections made, with quick returns.

Interest allowed on Deposits subject to Check. Orders received for the Purchase or Sale of Stocks. Bonds and Gold will receive our PERSONAL attention.

ROBINSON & OGDEN, BANKERS.

FISH HATCH,

Bankers and Dealers in Government
Securities.

No. 38 Wall Street, New York.

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.

Vineland Lands. To all Wanting Farms.

Large and thriving settlement, mild and healthful climate, 30 miles south of Philadelphia by railroad. Rich soil, producing large crops, which can now be seen growing. Ten, twenty, and fifty acre tracts, at from $25 to $35 per acre, payable within four years. Good business openings for manufactories and others. Churches, schools, and good society. It is now the most improving place East or West. Hundreds are settling and building. The beauty with which the place is laid out is unsurpassed. Letters answered. Papers giving full information will be sent free. Address CHAS. K. LANDIS, Vineland Post-Office, Cumberland County, New Jersey. From Report of Solon Robinson, Agricultural Editor of the Tribune: "It is one of the most extensive fertile tracts, in an almost level position and suitable condition for pleasant farming that we know of this side of the Western prairies.

DAWLEY'S TENPENNY NOVEL NO. 5,

SPIRIT EYE, THE INDIAN CAPTIVE,

Now ready. Ask any news-dealer for a copy. Illustrated. Illuminated cover. T. R. DAWLEY, Publisher, New York.

CARPET WARP,

FIRST AND SECOND QUALITY;

Wrapping Twine made of Paper.

Twines and Paper. H. A. HARVEY, 84 Maiden Lane,N.Y.

LAWRENCE, BALDWIN & CO.,

70 Wall Street, New York,

BANKERS and BROKERS,

DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF

Government Securities.
PETROLEUM,

AND ALL OTHER KINDS OF

STOCKS, BONDS, &c.,

BOUGHT AND SOLD ON COMMISSION AT THE REGULAR
STOCK, MINING, AND PETROLEUM BOARDS.

Interest Allowed on Deposits.

DEWITT C. LAWRENCE.   CYRUS J. LAWRENCE.

SIMEON BALDWIN, J.   WM. A. HALSTED.

CHANGE OF FIRM.

Owing to the recent dissolution and reorganization of our Firm, we desire to realize at once upon our SUPERB STOCK of

MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHING
and
Furnishing Goods.
We therefore offer the entire stock of the late Firm,

AMOUNTING TO OVER

$400,000, CONSISTING OF

Winter, Spring, and Summer Clothing,
At a Large Reduction from Present Prices.

Our fine stock of piece goods will be made to order, in our best style, at the same liberal abatement in price.

DEVLIN & CO.,

Broadway, corner Grand Street, Broadway, corner Warren Street.

No. 44 WALL STREET,
BANKERS,
And Dealers in all Classes of
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES.

For Violin, Flute, Fife, Clarionet, or Cornet.

No. 1 Contains 700 tunes: 40 sets of quadrilles; 100 contra and fancy dances, with figures and calls ; 100 opera melodies ; polkas, marches, waltzes, &c. Price $1 25. No. 2 Contains 850 tunes: 200 Irish, 200 Scotch, and 200 opera airs ; 100 duets for violin and flute. Price $1 25. Excelsior Bookólatest tunes in 10 Nos., 15c. each, mailed. Musical InstrumentsóEvery description. Send stamp for price list. FRED. BLUME, 208 Bowery, N. Y.

FREE TO EVERY BODY.-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.

Protect the Brave Volunteers by supplying them with Holloway's Pills, to guard them against Miasma and Bilious Fevers.

THE BOWEN MICROSCOPE,

Magnifying small objects 500 times. MAILED FREE everywhere for 50 CENTS, OR THREE FOR $I 00. Address F. C. BOWEN, Box 220, Boston, Mass.

The Pacific Coast

Petroleum Company,
OF NEW YORK.

Capital Stock    $5,000,000. Divided into 50,000 Shares of the Par Value of $100.

Working Capital, $800,000 in Stock, and
$100,000 in Cash.

Hon. JAMES DE PEYSTER OGDEN, President. Hon. JAMES WADSWORTH, Vice-President. EDWARD S. RICH, Treasurer. LEWIS BENTON, Secretary.

TRUSTEES: Hon. James De Peyster Ogden, of New York. Hon. James Wadsworth, of James Wadsworth & Co., No. 61 Cedar Street, New York. George W. Tuttle, of Stout & Tuttle, Leather Dealers, No. 2 Ferry Street, New York. Richard J. Sherman, of Rich, Sherman & Co., Bankers, No. 30 Pine Street, New York. Lewis Benton, Counselor-at-Law, No. 112 Broadway, New York, William F. Hall, of Northrup, Hall & Co., No. 112 Broadway, New York. Thomas A. Scott, Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Central Railroad Company, Philadelphia, Penn. R. S. S. Andros, of Andros & Cole, Boston, Mass. Hon. Levi Parsons, San Francisco, California. The subscription price is $20 per share for a limited amount of stock. No further call or assessment to be made on subscribers : $100,000 is reserved for a working, capital, and $800,000 in stocks at par, for the future development of the Company's property.

Its property consists of a perpetual lease of about 75,000 acres of oil territory in San Luis Obispo County, State of California, lying on and near the Pacific Ocean, being all the following five ranches, viz. :

The Manuela Ranch, containing 16,954.83 acres.

The Arroyo Grande Ranche, containing 4437.38 acres.

The Balsas Chemical Ranch, containing 14,335.22 acres.

The Pisina Ranch, containing 8838.80 acres.

The Stone Corral Ranch, containing 30,911.20 acres.

The titles of these large tracts have been thoroughly examined and approved by Judge Parsons, of San Francisco. All reports, written and verbal, of gentlemen who, during the past year, have visited and thoroughly examined this property carefully and scientifically, concur in representing it as overflowing with Petroleum. They say: " The Ranches are splendid estates, but their value is in their almost fabulous wealth in the best of oil."

The Company's lands extend for over ten miles on San Luis Bay, on the Pacific coast, with a good roadstead, where shipments can be made with facility to San Francisco, South America, Australia, China, and New York.

The lands have a gentle slope to San Luis Bay. and there is full assurance of the practicability of conducting the oil, at a moderate expense, through pipes from the wells to reservoirs or tanks, to be constructed at this point, when it can be sent to the markets of the world, either in its crude state or refined, according to the demand.

The cost of shipping will not exceed 50 cents per barrel, and the Company-will be enabled to deliver petroleum at New York at $5 per barrel, and at Australia and China at reduced rates.

It is designed to develop fully and practically the means and wealth of this property at the earliest practicable moment.

The varied details, giving all the information that can be required, with a general description of the character, advantages, and prospects of the Company's property, are fully and plainly set teeth in the prospectus.

The PACIFIC COAST PETROLEUM COMPANY, of New York, have been duly organized under the laws of this State, with a sufficient capital to render available its capabilities and resources in what is believed to be an unlimited supply of Petroleum, not surpassed in quality.

Subscriptions for the Stock of the Company have been opened at the offices of

JAMES WADSWORTH & CO., No. 61 Cedar St., N. Y. RICH, SHEHMAN & CO., No. 30 Pine St., N. Y. NORTHRUP, HALL & CO., No. 112 Broadway, N. Y., where the prospectus can be obtained.

Subscriptions payable as above when the sum of $250,000 is subscribed.

PIANO-FORTES,

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

Great Imperial Watch.
See Cutely Brothers' Advertisement on page 127.

SCHILLBERG'S

GERMAN OINTMENT. A certain cure for Piles, Salt Rheum, old Wounds, Fever Sores, and all Skin Diseases. For sale at No. 93 Bowery, New York.

The National Art Association
of New York

Are delivering (by Mail free) the Superb Steel Line Engraving of Faed's

Washington on the Field of Trenton.

Five Dollars sent to the Actuary N. A. A., 561 and 563 Broadway, New York, will insure a copy to any address. Send for a circular.

$20,000 WORTH OF PAINTINGS ANNUALLY GIVEN TO
SUBSCRIBERS

LITTLE KANAWHA AND ELK RIVER
Petroleum and Mining Company.
SUBSCRIPTIONS TO BE CLOSED.
Cash Working Capital, $150,000.

Officers : OLIVER E. WOOD, President. JAMES CRUIKSHANK, Vice-President. CHARLES J. MARTIN, Treasurer. JAMES WADSWORTH, Secretary. E. R. BLACKWELL, Consulting Engineer and General Superintendent. Trustees : PAUL N. SPOFFORD, of Spofford, Tileson & Co., New York. CHARLES J. MARTIN, President Home Insurance Co., New York. Hon. ROGER AVERILL, Danbury, Conn. ALBERT Z. CATLIN, Burlington, Vt. JAMES CRUIKSHANK, 55 Broadway, New York. OLIVER E. WOOD, 26 Barclay Street, New York. JAMES WADSWORTH, of James Wadsworth & Co., 61 Cedar Street, New York. JOHN W. STRONG, Detroit, Mich. EDWARD M. MORGAN, 2 Pine Street, New York. The subscription is so nearly completed that it is intended to close the same on or before the 12th of February. Subscriptions, $750,000, of which $600,000 purchases the land to wit, 62,860 acres. The remaining $150,000 is the permanent cash working capital of the Company. Capital stock, $6,000,000. Par value of shares, $100. Subscribers to this purchase will receive eight shares of stock for each one hundred dollars subscribed. Lands located on the Little Kanawha and Elk Rivers, in the counties of Gilmer and Braxton, in the very heart of the oil regions of West Virginia. Professor Richardson reports: "Your property is the very centre of the West Virginia oil regions. It has numerous oil and gas springs along the banks of its streams, one of which vies with the famous 'Burning Spring' itself." Professor Shepherd, of New Haven, Conn., reports : "I consider it eminently oil producing land. The oil bearing shales underlie it extensively, and the long lines of carburetted hydrogen, or illuminating gas springs, some of which I saw burniny, as well as the appearance of oil itself on the surface of the tract, fully confirms one in this belief. "There can be no doubt that along your creeks and tributaries there is a large extent of valuable oil producing territory. The prodigious amount of bituminous and cannel coal, iron ore, limestone, and fire clays embodied in the high hills on your property, the tops and slopes of which are covered with an extraordinary growth of white oak and other heavy timbers, add immensely to its value." These views are fully indorsed by the reports of the most practical and experienced men from the oil districts of both Pennsylvania and Virginia. The Company consider themselves fortunate in having secured the services of Mr. Blackwell, a practical civil engineer, for the general superintendency, so well known as the late Chief Engineer and Superintendent of the" Commissioners of Washington Heights," New York City.

Arrangements are in rapid progress for the immediate development of the property on a scale commensurate with its value and extent.

Subscriptions payable at the time of subscribing, or one half in cash, the balance in thirty days from the time of closing the subscription, can be made in person or by letter at the office of the undersigned, No. 61 Cedar Street, New York ; J. K. DOBSON, No. 42 State Street, Boston ; and JOHN W. STRONG, Detroit, Michigan, where full information can he obtained. JAMES WADSWORTH & CO., No. 61 Cedar Street, New York.

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 Calendar," 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 "Miniture 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.

DAVIS COLLAMORE & CO., 47 Broadway, below Broome St.

Sing Song Chinese Porcelain;
ALSO PARIAN, FRENCH CHINA, GLASS, &c.

French Dinner Sets.
WATCHES GIVEN AWAY.

Splendid Chance to Make Money. Great inducements to sell our celebrated PRIZE PACKETS and Certificates in the great Gift Sale of Watches and Jewelry. A single certificate, with special circulars to agent, lime to obtain gold and silver Watches free, sent on receipt of 25 cts. G. S. HASKINS & CO., 36 Beekman St., N. Y.

A certain cure for Burns, Piles, Corns, Chilblains, Cuts, and Rheumatism. Always heals without scar. Only 25 cents a Box; or, by mail, 37 cents.

To Consumptives.

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 it blessing.

Parties wishing the prescription will please address

REV. EDWARD A. WILSON,    Williamsburgh,

Kings County, New York.

Peace Commissioners

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