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Civil War Harper's Weekly, March 4, 1865

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HARPERS WEEKLY.

THE ANIMATED EGG.

"OH, MA ! AIN'T THIS A WHACKING SNOWBALL, AND COUSIN CHARLEY IS INSIDE !"

144

Robinson & Ogden ,
BANKERS,

and Dealers in
GOVERMENT 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.

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.

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 "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.

Any One can clear $10 daily by sending Stamp to J. W. STLPHENS, 239 Broadway, New York.

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

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

FRESH GARDEN SEEDS.

For descriptive lists of Seeds and Plants, with practical

directions, see DREER'S GARDEN CALENDER for 1865, maied upon receipt of a postage stamp. Address H. A. DREER, Seedsman and Florist; 714 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

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, JR.   WM. A. HALSTED.

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. Hon. ALBERT N. 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 as nearly completed that it is intended to close the same on or before the 28th 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 EIk 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 illuminatating gas springs, some of which I saw burning, as well as the appearance of oil itself on the surface of the tract, fully confirms me 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 be obtained.

JAMES WADSWORTH & CO.,

No. 61 Cedar Street, New York.

PIANO-FORTES,

90 and 101 Bleeker Street, 2d Block West of Broadway.
Warranted for Six Years.

What it was that changed Miss Flora M'Flimsey from a frivolous girl into a sensible woman.

"Oh, May!" said Miss Flora M'Flimsey one day, "We must buy no more goods of importers, they say; "We must study economy saving must try; "So a sewing machine I'm determined to buy. "Now which is the best ? Pray tell, for you know "You have tried every kind ; you do nothing but sew. "Which is your favorite? Mind, don't tell fibs." May answered, instanter, "Why WILLCOX & GIBBS.

"'Tis a dear little beauty, is bright busy bee; "The shape is exactly a capital G.

You can learn all its ways in a single half hour, "And feel that you've gained an alI-conquering power. "'Tis so noiseless and neat ! 'tis a sweet little elf; 'I To the rich it brings ease ; for the poor it makes pelf. " I never have now that sharp pain in the ribs, "And I owe this great comfort to WILLCOX is GIBBS."

Miss Flora, entranced, not a moment would wait, But drove down Broadway to five hundred and eight.

In she flounced, in she flourished, but through all her

prinking,

A look in her face showed that she had been thinking. She bought a machine, then homeward she hied; A little child's apron for practice she tried ;

And would you believe it? two nice little bibs

She made in two hours on WILLCOX & GIBBS.

Absorbed and delighted, no note did she tyke Of time, or the lover who came in its wake;

For Iover he was, that great muff, Master Willie, With mustache all wax and expression all silly. In vain did he scold her, and swear like a Turk 'Gainst the dignity, beauty, and goodness of work.

She's all changed! What has done it? I never tell fibs? 'Tie that magical letter of WILLCOX & GIBBS.

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

GOVERNMENT SECURITIES.

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

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.

Holloway's Ointment and Pills are a certain cure for all Wounds, Sores, and Ulcers. Only 25 cents per Box or Pot.

DAVIS COLLAMORE & CO., 479 Broadway, below Broome St.

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

French Dinner Sets.

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.

AGENTS WANTED. One-Half Profit.
Address Box 517, Boston, Mass.

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

WATCHES GIVEN AWAY.

Splendid Chance to lake 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 agents how to obtain gold and silver Watches free, sent on receipt of 25 cts. G. S. HASKINS & CO., 56 Beekman St,, N. Y.

[MARCH 4, 1865.

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. : I. The Manuela Ranch, containing 16,954.83 acres. H. The Arroyo Grande Ranche, containing 4437.38 acres. The Balsas Chemical Ranch, containing 14,335.22 acres. The Pisina Ranch, containing 8838.89 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 he 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 forth 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, SHERMAN & 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.

Great Imperial Watch.
See Cately Brothers' Advertisement on page 143.

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.

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

New Letter Writer. A complete Guide to Business, Polite, and Love Correspondence. Sent post paid to any address upon receipt of 75 cents. W. J. RAYMOND, Box 5311, New York.

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.

For all prisoners of war payable. Soldiers who did not receive their State bounty under Governor Seymour's administration and others can obtain the same.

Wives and widowed mothers of prisoners of war can receive the pay of their husbands and sons.

Soldiers and their heirs having arrears of pay and bounty due can apply to or address

U, S. ARMY AGENCY, No. 64 Bleecker Street, New York. Twenty new prizes payable,

"WARRANTED WELL BROKEN-IN."

Bankers and Dealers in Government Securities.
No. 38 Wall Street,
Now York.

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