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Civil War Harper's Weekly, December 21, 1861

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DECEMBER 21, 1861.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

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country-seat of Marian's relative, certainly found captivity wearing rosy chains. But the patriotic heart beat truly ; and amidst all the enchantments of love and idleness he yearned to take his place in the front of battle.

To again appeal to her uncle Marian knew would be useless. His decisions were unalterable. But,

"With true love's treacherous confidence,"

she had possessed herself with means, and found her way.

When we exalt the women of '76 to the disadvantage of those of our own times, it is well to remember such instances as this. Here was a woman bred in the utmost luxury ; accustomed to a life which, more than any other, tends to individual gratification, and clouds the vision to great wrongs and personal sacrifice. Here was this woman throwing all her energies into a cause, and that cause the liberation of her lover from a safe captivity to sure separation and constant peril.

Time seemed to pass so merrily with those two that their host had no suspicion that they contemplated such a separation. He smiled to himself one day as he went out leaving them singing to a guitar accompaniment some sweet old love-song-smiled, thinking, "She says no more about his going home to die." That day the plan of escape was perfected, and at night the separation had taken place. Details are dangerous : let them pass. But no heroine of the French revolution ever evinced more tact and skill in the accomplishment of her design than this girl who, six months ago, had heard only in a drum-heat or a bugle-note some gay dance-measure, and whose days were occupied in the round of inanities which habit enforces. There was nothing wanting in this plan—pass nor countersign had she failed to obtain.

And left behind, with no means of communication between herself and her lover, unrepining and believing, she atones to her uncle for "true love's treacherous confidence" by a devotion as earnest and complete as her whole character. The very spirit to express

"I do not say the day is long and dreary,

For while thou art content to be away,

Living in thee, 0 Love, I live thy day,

And reek not if mine own be sad and weary."

And through the long, long days she keeps her watch. The long, long days, God hallow them to thee, oh waiting heart !

It is November now. Only the other day we chronicled with tears another fatal defeat. In that perilous encounter, side by side fought our young hero of Manassas and his cousin, Richard Ware. Covered with glory, the brave Lieutenant returns to his post, but—"Richard Ware shot through the heart." That brave, true heart, which first received its death-warrant on another morn months ago—a summer morn, when the waves murmured, and birds sang, and the sun smiled calmly down, and a girl's voice entered his soul through the clefts of confession. The brave, true heart; all its yearnings are now satisfied, all its aspirations realized, while we drop our tears over his grave. In the mean time the roar of the cannon goes on, the drums beat, and the bugles blow, while other brave, true hearts are shedding their life-blood ; but when women are content to watch alone while those they love " fight the good fight," and men fly from the allurements of their presence to the dangers of battle, we may believe that not one drop of this costly blood shall be a useless sacrifice.

IMPORTANT FACTS. —Constant writing for six months is done cheaper with Gold Pens than, with Steel Pens ; therefore, it is economy to use Gold Pens.

The Gold Pen remains unchanged by years of continued use, while the Steel Pen is ever changing by corrosion and wear; therefore, perfect uniformity of writing is obtained only by the use of the Gold Pen.

The Gold Pen is always ready and reliable, while the Steel Pen must be often condemned and a new one selected; therefore, there is great saving of time in the use of the Gold Pen.

Gold is capable of receiving any degree of elasticity, so that the Gold Pen is exactly adapted to the hand of the writer; therefore, the nerves of the hand and arm are not injured, as is known to be the case by the use of Steel Pens.

See "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword," in the next column.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

AGENTS WANTED—to sell Yale's Flag of our Union and Military Gift and Stationery Packages. Agents who are now selling imitations, put up by other parties, are respectfully requested to send us their address and we will forward them a sample with circular, which will at once satisfy them that they can make more money and give better satisfaction by selling our packages than any others in market. Address J. W. YALE, Proprietor, Metropolitan Gift Book Store, Syracuse, New York.

RICHARDSON'S NEW METHOD
FOR THE PIANO-FORTE.

Universally acknowledged to excel all others in the most desirable Features of a Piano-Forte Instruction Book.

Will be sent by mail, post-paid, on receipt of Three Dollars. OLIVER DITSON & CO., 277 Washington Street, Boston.

The Best Books For Holiday Presents!!

Beautifully bound ENGLISH BIBLES, AMERICAN EPISCOPAL PRAYER BOOKS, CHURCH SERVICES, &c., &c., in endless variety, and suited to all tastes and purposes.

SUPERB IMPERIAL 4TO BIBLES FOR WEDDING PRESENTS, at prices from $15 TO $50.

EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE,

626 Broadway, New York. Branch of the London Establishment.)

JOHNSON'S PATENT CAMP STOOLS.— Soldiers and others supplied at 490 Hudson Street, N. Y. Price 50 cents each. Liberal discount to Dealers. N. J. has prepared a new and convenient Camp Seat for Ladies—a very desirable accompaniment in their walks through Central Park or elsewhere.

"The PEN is Mightier
than the Sword."

THE GOLD PEN—THE BEST OF ALL PENS.

MORTON'S GOLD PENS.

The Best Pens in the World.

On receipt of any of the following sums in cash or post-stamps, 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 25 cents, the Magic Pen; for 38 cents, the Lucky Pen; for 50 cents, the Always-Ready Pen; for 75 cents, the Elegant Pen; and for $1, the Excelsior Pen. The sizes are, No 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

THE SAME PENS IN SILVER-PLATED EXTENSION
CASES, WITH PENCILS.

For 50 cents, the Magic Pen; for 75 cents, the Lucky Pen; for $1, the Always-Ready Pen ; for $1.25, the Elegant Pen; and for $1.50, 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 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. l 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 engravings are fac similes of the sizes and styles.

GOLD PENS, WITHOUT CASES.

For 75 cents, a No. 1 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 3d quality.

For $1, a No. 2 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 4 pen 3d quality.

For $1.25, a No. 3 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 4 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 5 Pen. 3d quality.

For $1.50, a No. 4 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 5 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 6 Pen, 3d quality.

For $1.75, a No. 5 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 6 Pen, 2d quality.

For $2.25 a No. 6 Pen, 1st quality.

THE SAME GOLD PENS IN SILVER EXTENSION
CASES, WITH PENCILS.

For $1.50, a No. 1 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 3d quality.

For $1.75 a No. 2 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 3 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 4 Pen, 3d quality.

For $2, a No. 3 Pen 1st quality, or a No. 4 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 5 Pen, 3d quality.

For $2.50, a No. 4 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 5 Pen, 2d quality, or a No. 6 Pen, 3d quality.

For $3, a No. 5 Pen, 1st quality, or a No. 6 Pen, 2d quality.

For $3.50 a No. 6 Pen, 1st quality.

GOLD PENS, ALL 1st QUALITY, IN SILVER-MOUNTED DESK-HOLDERS.

For $2, a No. 4 Pen ; for $2.25, a No. 5 Pen ; for $2.75, a No. 6 Pen ; for $3.50, a No. 7 Pen.

For $4, a No. 8 Pen; for $5, a No. 9 Pen; and for $6, a No. 10 Pen.

The "1st Quality" are pointed with the very best Irodosmin 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.

Address   A. MORTON,

No. 25 Maiden Lane, New York. FOR SALE by all dealers in this line throughout the country.

Any one sending a single letter post-stamp will receive a circular with the engravings above referred to.

A sure cure for Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and Salt Rheum. Wholesale Agents F. C. WELLS & CO., 115 Franklin St., New York. Sold by Apothecaries everywhere.

Card to Country News-Dealers.  

The New York Mercury.

In consequence of the refusal of ROSS & TOUSEY to furnish lists of their country agents to the publishers of THE MERCURY—who desired to supply the newsmen dealing with them with the same quantities, of posters, show-cards, and circulars that are forwarded from our office to agents who receive their supplies from the other New York wholesale dealers—those gentlemen have ceased to be Agents for the sale of THE NEW YORK MERCURY.

The trade will continue to be supplied, as always heretofore, through the more enterprising-packing establishments of

H. DEXTER & CO.,

HAMILTON, JOHNSON & FARRELLY, JOHN F. FEEKS & CO.,

L. N. SHEAR & CO.,

WILLIAM SKELLY,

OKIE, DAYTON & JONES,

SAMUEL YATES, and

R. M. DE WITT,

as well as direct from the office of the publishers and proprietors,

CAULDWELL, SOUTHWORTH & WHITNEY, Nos. 46 and 48 Ann Street, New York.  

LIST OF THE RICH MEN OF BOSTON, with the amount of property owned in Real and Personal Estate, and the Taxes assessed on each individual. This List comprises 5000 names of individuals and firms. Being printed from the City Tax Book by order of the City Government, is entirely reliable. Price 50 cents. Copies mailed free on receipt of price. Address A. WILLIAMS & CO., Publishers, 100 Washington Street, Boston. A few copies of the preceding years at same price.

AGENTS,—Our new mammoth Price List of Watches, Jewelry, &c., is just out. It has a novel proposition for Prize Packet Dealers! Mailed free anywhere. Address HUBBARD BROS., 65 Nassau Street, N. Y.

DO YOU WANT LUXURIANT WHISKERS OR MUSTACHES?-MY Onguent will force them to grow heavily in six weeks (upon the smoothest face) without stain or injury to the skin. Price $1—sent by mail, post free, to any address, on receipt of an order.   R. G. GRAHAM, No. 109 Nassau Street, N. Y.

Head-Quarters, for Jewelry. A full assortment of all kinds appropriate for the Jewelry Envelope and Gift Jewelry Business. Persons can order the amount they would like to have sent, and pay the Express, and have the privilege of returning any thing they may wish to. W. A. HAYWARD, Manufacturing Jeweler, 208 Broadway, New York.

FROM THE PRESS OF

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA.

I.

McClellan's U. S. Cavalry.

REGULATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FIELD SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY IN TIME OF WAR. By GEORGE B. McCLELLAN, Major-General United States Army.

To which is added the Basis of Instruction for the United States Cavalry, front the authorized Tactics, including the formation of regiments and squadrons, the duties and
posts of officers, lessons in the training and use of the horse—illustrated by numerous diagrams, with the signals and calls now in use; also, instructions for officers and non-commissioned officers on outputs and patrol duty. With a drill for the use of cavalry as skirmishers, mounted and dismounted. 1 vol. 12mo. Fully illustrated. $1.50.
II.

Field Manual of Evolutions of the Line.

THE FIELD MANUAL OF EVOLUTIONS OF THE LINE, arranged in a tabular form, for the use of officers of the United States Infantry, being a sequel to the authorized United States Infantry Tactics. Translated, with adaptations to the United States Service, from the latest French authorities. By Capt. HENRY COPPEE, late Instructor in the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Price 50 cents.

III.

Field Manual of Battalion Drill.

THE FIELD MANUAL OF BATTALION DRILL. Containing all the movements and maneuvers in the School of the Battalion, with the commands arranged in tabular forms, and properly explained. Translated from the French, with adaptation to the U. S. Service. By Capt. HENRY COPPEE, late Instructor at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Nearly ready.

IV.

McClellan's European Cavalry. EUROPEAN CAVALRY, including details of the organization of the Cavalry Service among the principal nations of Europe—comprising England, France, Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Sardinia. By GEORGE B. McLELLAN, Major-General U. S. Army. 1 vol. 12mo. Fully illustrated. $1.25.

V.

Macleod's Surgery of the War in the
Crimea.

Notes on the Surgery of the War in the Crimea, with Remarks on the Treatment of Gunshot Wounds. By GEORGE H. B. MACLEOD, M.D., F.R.C.S., Surgeon to the General Hospital in Camp before Sevastopol, &c. 1 vol. 12mo. $1.50.

For sale by Booksellers generally, or will be forwarded by mail (postpaid), on receipt of the price, by the Publishers.

NEW MUSIC. — THOMAS BAKER'S NEW WALTZ.

THE LAURA KEENE WALTZ.
For piano, price 35 cents.

The most beautiful and popular waltz of the season. HORACE WATERS, 481 B'way, and all music sellers.

"Matrimony made Easy."—A new work, showing how either sex may be suitably married, irrespective of age or position, prepossessing or otherwise, with a treatise on the Art of Fascinating any person you wish. A curious scientific experiment which never fails. Free for 25 cents. Address T. WILLIAM & CO., Publishers, Box 2300, Philadelphia.

Wanted—Commercial Agents, local and trading, of integrity and ability. None others need apply. Terms liberal—business desirable. For particulars, Address

CHASE & CO.,

Manchester, N. H.

 

$100 PER MONTH.—Agents, MALE and FEMALE, wanted in every County in the United States. For particulars call on or address, with stamp, CHARLES M. BROWN, No. 74 Bleecker St., corner Broadway, N. Y.

COOLEY'S Cabinet Printing Office for small Printers and Amateurs, the best thing out. Send for Circulars.

J. G. COOLEY & CO., 1 Spruce Street, N. Y.

The Current and Back Numbers of Harper's Weekly can be had of J. P. HUNT, Wholesale and Retail News Agent, Masonic Hall, Fifth St., Pittsburg, Pa.

500 Agents Wanted!

Something New ! Patent Work Holder, made of The New Gold, and 5 other curious inventions. Address (send
   stamp)   SHAW & CLARK, Biddeford, Maine.

The New Issue of Postage Stamps, of all denominations, for sale. Apply to

HARPER & BROTHERS, Franklin Square, N. Y. FRIENDS OF SOLDIERS!

All Article, for Soldiers at Baltimore, Washington, Hilton Head, and all other places, should be sent, at half rates, by HARNDEN'S EXPRESS, No. 74 Broadway. Sutlers charged low rates.

Printing Offices for the People.
Prices.

Printing Office No. 2, press prints 5x 8 inches, $25.00
   "   "   3, "   "   7x10 "   40.00

   "   "   4, " " 12x18 "   60.00

ADAMS PRESS COMPANY,

31 Park Row, New York. SKATES!

SKATES!

Skates for 25 cents and upwards. NEW YORK SKATE EMPORIUM.

B. J. HART & BRO.,

No. 297 Broadway.

AT GIMBREDE'S Stationery Depot and Card Engraving Establishment, 588 Broadway, a Box of Note Paper and Envelopes, sixteen varieties, stamped with your Initials, forwarded free of charge on receipt of Three Dollars. 12 varieties, $2.00.

A HANDSOME HOLIDAY PRESENT

One of Gimbrede's Artistic Monograms and package of note paper (colored initials) sent free on receipt of $8.50.    588 Broadway.

GIMBREDE, CARD ENGRAVER, having made arrangements to increase his Business, is now prepared to offer a second quality of Engraving at the same prices usually charged, which will excel the style and quality furnished by Jewelers, Booksellers, and Printers. The price of his most finished works will remain the same. Specimens of both styles will be shown on application at 588 Broadway and 177 Sixth Avenue.

COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS wanted. Large commission, honorable business. Circular sent. A.W. Harrison, Phila.

Cloaks !   Cloaks !
BRODIE

has made his
Grand Opening
Of
Fall and Winter Cloaks,
at his
OLD STAND,
300 Canal Street,
and
His Palace of Fashion,
Under the 5th Avenue Hotel,
Cor. of 23d Street,
New York.

Something New For Ladies.

DOWNER'S PATENT HEMMER AND SHIELD saves one-half the labor of hand-sewing, as it protects the finger from the needle, and makes a neat hem while the operator is sewing. Sample sent on receipt of the price, TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. A liberal discount to the trade. Enterprizing Agents can realize $150 per Month. Descriptive Circular,, furnished on application.

A. H. DOWNER, No. 443 Broadway, New York.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION to all women afflicted with female weakness, or uterine disease, or irregularities, will be received by inclosing a postage stamp to JOSHUA F. BRIDGE, M.D., Resident Physician Graefenberg Company, No. 2 Bond Street, N. Y.

A New Cartridge Revolver, Carrying Six Balls (80 to the pound). Any one wanting a superior Pocket or Belt Arm will find this to be the best in the market. Price $12.00. Send for circular.

MERWIN & BRAY, Agents, 241 Broadway, N. Y., Or MERWIN & CO., 526, corner 7th and D Streets, Washington, D. C.

Jomini's Waterloo.

The Political and Military history of the Campaign of Waterloo; translated from the French of General Baron de Jomini. By Capt. S. V. Benet, Ordnance Department U. S. Army. Second Edition. 12mo, cloth, 75 cents.

Sent free by mail on receipt of price.

This day published by

D. VAN NOSTRAND,

Publisher and Importer,

102 Broadway.

 

" Something New for All."

GEN. GEO. B. M'CLELLAN and our New Union Prize Gift Package are to be wondered at. Seventy-five cents worth of indispensable articles for 25 cents. Agents are making from $5 to $10 per day. Agents wanted, male and female, everywhere. Address, with stamp for circulars, RICKARDS & CO, 102 Nassau Street, New York.

Commencement of Volume XXIV.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE. For December, 1861.

Its unparalleled circulation from month to month, and a constant demand for back Numbers and complete Sets, evince that HARPER'S MAGAZINE meets the wants of the great body of American readers. No change will therefore be made in its general character. The Magazine contains at least twice the amount of matter of the leading English Monthlies. It is therefore enabled to present the best productions of European Novelists and Essayists, besides furnishing a larger amount of original matter than is given in any other Magazine of the day. Each Number contains an amount of reading equal to that in an ordinary octavo volume, with abundant Pictorial Illustrations of every subject in which the Artist can aid the Writer. More than Seven Thousand Illustrations have already appeared in the Magazine.

Any Number will be sent by Mail, post-paid, for Twenty-five Cents. Any Volume, comprising Six Numbers, neatly bound in Cloth, will be sent by Mail, to any part of the United States within 3000 miles of New York, post-paid, for Two Dollars per Volume. Complete Sets will be sent by Express, the freight at the charge of the purchaser, at a Discount of Twenty-five per Cent. from the above rate. Twenty-three Volumes, bound uniformly, extending from June, 1850, to November, 1861, are now ready.

TERMS.

One Copy for one Year . . . . . . . $3.00

Two Copies for One Year . . . . . . 5.00
Three or more Copies for One Year (each) . 2.00
And an Extra Copy, gratis, for every Club of EIGHT SUBSCRIBERS.

HARPER'S MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY, together, one year, $4.00.

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK.

HARPER'S WEEKLY.
Single Copies Six Cents.

TERMS.

One Copy for One Year . . . . $2.50

Two Copies for One Year . . . . 4.00
Harper's Weekly and Harper's Magazine, one year, $4.00. HARPER'S WEEKLY will be sent gratuitously for one month—as a specimen—to any one who applies for it. Specimen Numbers of the MAGAZINE will also be sent gratuitously.

Volumes I., II., III., and IV. of HARPER'S WEEKLY, handsomely bound in Cloth extra, Price $3.50 each, are now ready.

Muslin Covers are furnished to those who wish their Numbers bound, at Fifty Cents each. TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT. DISCOUNT allowed to Bookbinders and the Trade.

To postmasters and agents getting up a Club of Ten Subscribers, a Copy will be sent gratis. Subscriptions may commence with any Number. Specimen Numbers gratuitously supplied.

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE, NEW YORK.

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