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NEWBERRY, S. C.
Wednesday Morning, September 19, 1866.1
Greenville and Columbia Railroad.
-By reference to schedule, it will be seen that
the enterprising managers of the above road
have put the line in apple-pie order-the new
Echedule is now,run from Greenville to Colum
bia by day-light. The benefit to the business and
travelling community will be immense, while
" the road must now go on a fresh tide of prospe
rity. Its vicissitudes have been almost disheart
ening, but owing to the sleepless and untiring
energy and ability of its able President-Ham.
met, and the devotion of its skillful Superin
tendant,Mr. LasSalle.it is once more "all right."
Has robbed this community of one of its purest
and brightest dwellers. SUSAN FRANcEs, the
beloved wife of G. X. Girardeau, and daughter
of our esteemed townsman, E. Pierce Lake, de
parted this transitory life on the 13th instant, of
puerperal fever, in the 27th year of her age.
-She possessed an intelligent mind, and a gentle,
generous heart. She leaves an infant several
weeks old. The community sympathises with
those who are bereft of one so amiable and.good.
"Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field."
THE LAURENs RAIL ROAD.-We are
pleased to learn, from Dr. James, that the
repairs on this road are being vigorously
carried on. In the course of a week, the
train will run to Reeder's, and in three weeks
to Newberry, when we will be once more in
easy and convenient communication with
old Laurens, not that Crew's Stage line has
not been a very pleasant and efficient con
necting link between the two cities, affording
at all times reliable and satisfactory accom*
modation both for passenger and baggage.
Many will regret the stoppage of the latter,
while pleased with the running of the former;
and when our friend Crews hangs up his
"horn" its lively tooting will be sadly missed.
We would suggest that Dr. James purchase
the horn for his road and that it be used
instead of the old whistle which used to be
so liable to bad colds. What do you say
OLD BENNETT AGAIN,-The New York
Herald, which has hitherto firmly supported
the President, in tosday's issue pronounces
his plan of restoration a failure, and mores
- ;over says his generous actions to the late
revolted States have been accepted by that
people as covering a license for sanguinary
-outrage against the poor negroes and the
abolition of Yankees, and that the ground
-swell which commenced in Maine will sweep
the wh-ole country as against the President's
The House of Representatives passed a
b1ll authorizing the Treasurer of the State to
redeem the State issue by exchanging for
all such bills an equal amount of Treasury
'notes of the United States, or the notes of
any National Bank, and further authorizing
him to use for the purpose any funds in the
Treasury not otherwise unappropriated. The
Senate will doubtless follow the example of
the House, and thus give stability and cons
idence in the mercantile community to the
We refer with pleasure to the notice of
-Messrs. Carwile & McCanglirin, in another
column.- This proposition is generous and.
fair, and is only a reiteration of their long
expressed desire. Such an example is worthy
of acceptation and should be followed.
What infinite trouble and distress might be
avoided if a general and generous compro,
- nise would be offered and accepted! The
difficulty would at once be solved as to what
should be done. Try it everybody.
The Newv York World makes the exciting~
announcement that four regiments of negroes
are being organized in this city, and that
African Loyal Leagues are organizing and
being armed in every ward. The soldiers
are being instructed fin drill, &c., by Col.
flawkins. The World asks, are we to have
a taste of San Domingo?
The Senate by a vote of 16 to 12 rejected
the Bill to postpone the fall terms of the
Courts in this State. The House tabled the
bill to fix the times of holding the Courts of
Common Pleas and Equity by a vote of 59 to
~- -. Captain Matt. Bythewood's night-auction-sales
of books, furniture, etc., are er spirited.
We egettolearn that the Messrs.
Britron are forced, by a pressure of unfor
seen circumstances,to suspend the American
*Patriot. We wish them success in whatever
enterprise they embark.
* . AR~MING THE XEGRoES.--The Washington
Union says there is no doubt but Congress,
at its short session, will endeavor to arm the
* blacks of the South, to protect the Southern
missionaries who will go South for the pur
pose of endeavoring to change public sentis
mnent. Thtis is the protection asked by Jack
Hamilton and others.
Through the cable we know the price of
London stocks three hours before they are
sold, and should anything recherche happen
to the pretty Empress Eugenfe, the ladies of
America would know it three hours before
* "the squall." Strange, isn't it ?
Bishop Wightman has changed the time
of holding the South Carolina Conference,
from November 7 to December 19.
Genueral Hamptou will address the citizens of
Waihalla on the 22d inst., for the puirpose of
foring a "Soldier's Association."
Friend Hoyt, has added another wrinkle to
the Intelligencer. Warren D. Wilkes, ?sq.,
gracefully appears under the head contributo
rial," from Cahoun, 8. C.
The cholera has made its appearance at Macon
Trains make through trips on the Spartanburg
and Union Railroad.
Dr. 1'. M. Wallace has returned to the editorial
Outrageb on the President.
INDIANAPoLIS, September 9.-The follow
ing disgraceful scenes occurred here:
The President was ,received with a few
groans, "huzzas for Johnson," and cries for
Gen Grant, and some rude remarks. He
commenced by saying: Fellow-citizens
[cries for Grant,] it is not my intention [cries
of "Stop" and "Go on,"] to make a long
speech. If you give me your attention for
five minutes. [Cries of "Go on," "Stop,"
"No, no-we want nothing to do with
traitors," "Grant, Grant," "Johnson" and
groans.] I should like to say to this crowd
tosnight [cries of "Shut up -we don't want
to hear from you," *'Johnson," "Grant,"
"Johnson," "Grant," "Grant."]
The President paused a few moments, and
I then returned to the balcony.
Hon. David Kilgore went to the portico,
to try his powers of persuasion, and keep
order. He said: For one moment hear
[cries for order and groans. ] Let me appeal
to you, citizens of Indianapolis and of
Indiana-(the confusion still continued.) Let
me appeal to you again-(but the crowd was
unreleuting, and would not be quiet.)
The gentlemen then retired from the portico,
and the excursionists went to their dinner.
The disturbers in the crowd continued to
groan and make other disturbing noises.
Several disturbances occurred with lament,
able results. Pistol shots were fired, by
which one man was wounded in the eyes
and another jr the knee.
According to the best information attain
able, a marshal, on horseback, was seen
riding along the line of the torchalight pro%
cession, and evidently giving directions, as
the men soon thereafter stretched out their
ranks., Persons were then observed knocks
ing down with clubs several of the bearers
of the transparencies.
One of the transparencies bore the in,
scription, "Johnson-Welcome the Presi
dent." The holder of this transparency was
thrown down, and a shot fired at him. A
friend came to his relief and fired at the
assailant. At least a dozen or more shots
were fired in quick succession. The result
is, one man was shot in the heart and
The President received a few friends, and
retired to bed at an early hour, and the
crowd finally dispersed from before the hotel
about 10 o'clock, at which time the city was
PLANTERS' HOTEL.-This splendid first
class Hotel will be opened on the 1st of Oc,
tober, by C. W. and J. B. Dennis, on the
European system. The house has been
thoroughly cleaned,repaired, and refurnished
with the best of furniture throughout. It
contains over one hundred rooms, the most
of which are large and airy. Its location is
as good as that of any other house in the
city, being situated on the corner of Queen
and Church streets, and is but a short dis
tance from Meeting and Bay streets, which
are the most busy streets of the city.
It was formerly kept by Gorman & Co.,
also by Gamble, then by Mr. Calder, and the
reputation of the house in days gone by was
equal to that of any in the place.
The advantages of a hotel on the European
system are such that a man can regulate his
expenses to suit his pocktet. He can rent
his.room, either procure his meals at. the
restaurant or anywhere else that he pleases,
or bring it with him from home.
The proprietors have reserved the services
of competent gentlemen, good attentive ser,
vants and porters, who wvill be always ready
ancr willing to wait on customers. The
charges will be moderate and adapted to the
times. All that they ask is the patronage
of the travelling public and of their friends,
so as to convince them that it is their inten.
tion to render their stay as comfortable and
as pleasant as if they were at home.
SOME PLAIN TALK FROM GEN. GRANT.
General Grant visited Wood's Theatre, Cin
cinnati, where he was enthusiastically re
ceived. During the performance a crowd,
amongst whom there were many soldiers,
paraded before the theatre, and Mr. Eggles
ton, a Radical member of Congress requested
the Manager to go and inform General Grant
that the crowd wished to see him. General
Grant replied : "I cannot and will not see
them. Please tell the commander of the
soldiers to come and see me." Baker, the
commander, with some others, marched into
the theatre to the private box.
General Grant, without giving Baker, time
to make his wishes known, approached him
and said: "Sir, I am not a politician. The
President is my commander-in-chief. I con
sider this demonstration in opposition to the
President of the United States Audrew
Johnson. You will take your men away. I
am greatly amazed at this demonstration.
I will be glad to see you tosmorrow when
the President arrives."
The crowd finally dispersed, cheering
Grant as the "next President of the United
Rev. Peter Cartwright, D. D., in a letter to
the Centaal Christian Advocate, says: "I
have spent sixty-two years as a regular itin
erant preacher, and have never lost six
months of that time by sickness, and have
never received the small sum or salary al,.
lowed but two years out of that sixty-two
years. WVhen I entered the travelling ranks
in 1804, there were but seven annual con,
ferences, now there are sixty. What a com,
LAND FOR SOUTHERN SOLDIERs.-In the
Texas Legislatnre, August 14, Mr. Jackson
offered a resolution instructing the Committee
on Public Lands to inquire into the expedi
ency of donating three hundred and twenty
acres to each Confederate soldier, who, by
reason of wounds received in the late war,
is incapacitated for labor, and to report by
bill or otherwise It was adopted.
FA TAL DUEL.-A duel was fought on the
th inst., between Walter Coggswell, post,.
master at Wayne, and J. T. Wright, editor
of the Wayne Gazzette, Arkansas. Their
weapons were swords-the cause jealousy.
Both were frightfully mangled, having fought
until the loss of blood caused them to faint.
Both will die.
Rumor hath it that a sufficient number of
French vessels will be sent to Matamoras to
enforce the blockade ordered by Maximil
ian. Will it lead'- to a rupture between
France and the U. 5?
J. C. Ayer & C3., of Lowell, spend annu
ally $200,000 in advertising. It pays.
The South American Allies, the telegraph
says, are stuck in the swamp. The Para,.
guayans have been reinforced.
Georgia and North Carolina papers are
constantly reporting the discovery of gold
and other mines.
Canada papers want England to go to war
with the United States, unless the latter
shall make the Fenians behave themselves.
The erisilifi the Mexican Eiiiplre has arrived
UNFORTUNATE, VERY.-We hope sincere
ly that our readers will survive the dearth of
local news this week. Nothing has turned
up or fallen down, no not a mite, and the
'local' is in despair, which it is feared will
seriously afiect that unfortunate liver of his
own, which already threatens, Not a mite,
sad record; nothing refreshing, nothing dia,
bolical, tragical, mythical, pathetical or ro
mantical; no murder, fire, robbery, fight, in
fact nothing to make anything out of. Not
even the announcement of any one having
paid up a subscription, and only two callers,
one to sell a load of wood, the other to bor
row our Carolinian. Such is life. Wait a
week reader, perhaps somebody may marry
and send in a hunk of cake, a mess of new
potatoes, crout, or something else, who
knows, we dont ; therefore, let's wait.
THE RACE as advertised came off on yes,
terday, between Messrs. Holmes & Chisolm's
and Crawford & Franklin's horses, 1 mile
heat, time 231 seconds, purse $1000; the bay
mare owned by the first named gentlemen
being the winner, coming in ahead about 13
feet. The day was quite propitious, the sun
shining but little. We judge that quite a
number of spectators were present, from the
unusual liveliness or the streets.
DEPARTED.-Friend J. H. Latimer who was
blown this way with his fine train of cars by the
evacuation of Nashviile, and kept hard and fast
by the destruction of Broad River bridge, re
turned with his train last Sunday in the direc
tion of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad.
He came a gallant Lothario, and goes back a
Benedict. It won't do, for Tennessee or any
other man to come to Carolina single-handed,
he's bound to go off with a right bower, and dia
mond as trumps. "Joe" took away his queen.
Pic Nic.-The last pic-nic for the season
is to come off at Maj. R. V. Gist's spring,on
on the 26th inst. It is gotten up we unders
stand in compliment to the several young
Dr.'s who soon depart to attend the winter
course of lectures. poor fellows; it is to be
hoped that the ladies will give them such
kind sympathy as will keep their young
hearts warm during their necessary exile.
COTTON.-Some 70 bales of old cotton
passed through town on yesterday on its way
to the Augusta market. It was owned by
Messrs. Calmes and Scott.
CotummaI, S. C., Sept. 17, 1863.
We make the folio ifing extracts from a pri
vate letter from a friend now in Columbia:
Mr. Greneker, Dear Sir-We are still discuss
ing the question, what shall be done for the re.
lief of the people of the State in their present
prostrate condition? The Legislature is divided
into tw~o parties or sections, one advocating
"something" to be done, the other objecting to
any and everything. You may call them "do
somethings" and "do nothings." The former
concentrated upon the mneasure to postpone the
Courts till next year, which came to a final vote
on Saturday ar.d was lost by about ten votes,
several of its friends being absent. There is
under discussion now a scheme reported by the
judiciary committee which proposes a new rem
edy that allows parties to sue and obtain liens
on the debtors property by the writ, and allo'Ws
him five years to pay his debts, one fifth annu
lly. The party in the Legislature, opposed to
any interference with the Courts, generally favor
this measure, and it may pass, but I do noet be
lieve that it will. I still think that the Courts
will be postponed, notwithstanding the defeat of
the measure on Satutday. Some days ago the
Senate defeated a similar measure, but recon
sidered their veto, and passed the bill on Satur
day. This will bring the question again before
These measures have produced an interesting
ar.d at times an exciting discussion. The Legis
lature will probably adjourn on Saturday.
The news frcm the North is bad-It is believed
that the Radicals will sweep everything before
them, at all events, retain their power. This- is a
gloomy prospect. God only knows what will
become of our poor country if this result should
follow the approaching elections.**
VIENNA, September 13.-We are on the
verge of another wvar, which threatens to
equal in extent that just ended. Austria
shows bad faith with Italy, and makes un
reasonable demands, to which Italy will
not submit. Austria has overcharged the
debt of Venetia, and withholdls the Vene;
tian property which she was to have trans
13FRLIN, September 14.-Prussia emphai,
cally notifies Austria that she will not suf
fer Italy's heraldry to be insulted and des
frauded; and if Austria is persistent in her
preseut course, war must follow
PRAGUE, September .14.-The homeward
march of the Prussian troops has been
arrested, and the demoralization of the army
DREsDEN,September 14 -Everything looks
like wvar. There is no reply to the notifica,
tion of Prussia . It is now but a question o"f
hours whether the troops be not again pt
NEW ORLEANS, September 17,-Accounts
from the cotton region continues to be un
favorable. The cholera is still raging on
the plantations in the interior.
WAsHINGTON, September 17.-At 3 o'clock
th is afternoon, the heads of the bureaus of
the Treasury Department, called in a body
upon the President, to tender him their reA
speets and congratulations upon his safe
return from his Western tour.
The Russian telegraph cable between
American and Asia is probably now being
laid. The United States steamer Saginaw i
stated to be at Victoria, Vancouver's Island,
having been detailed to accompany the ex
pedition for laying the Russian telegraph, in
accordance with the provisions of an Act of
Congress passed during the late session.
If you would have an idea of the ocean in
a storm just imagine ten thousand hills and
four thousand mountains all drunk, chasing
one another over newly--ploughed ground.
Married-Thos. Hawk, to Miss Sarah
Dove. What a savage he must be to Tom
myhiawk a Dove.
The cholera has made its appearance in
Augusta Ga., it was carried there by soldiers.
Alsn in Rir-hmnel Va,
Carwile & McCaughrin-Fresh supply of
new Dry goods for Fall and Winter. We
advise a call on these gentlemen, their as
sortment is large and beautiful, at least we
heard a lady so remark, which is the best of
Marshall & Brother-Calicoes at cost and
under cost. Ladies attention, this chance
to secure great bargains is for ten days only,
therefore call without delay.
Miss Maggie Hogan-By reference to card
it will be seen that this young lady has ren
turned to this place, and notifies her lady
friends of the fact.
F. Horsey, successor of Horsey, Auten and
Co., 25 Hayne st. Charleston, offers to the
trade a beautiful assortment of hats, caps
and straw goods.
J, C. Caldwell, Executor's sale-valuable
town property is here offered.
J. Kibler-Candidate for Tax Collector, is
nominated in memory of 'lang syne.'
Notice sale of Drugs, fancy articles, black
smith tools, etc., at Frog Level.
F. H. Dominick-Administrator estate of
H. Dominick, deceased.
Mrs. Chappell-application for re- charter.
G. and C. Railroad-change schedule.
Lot for sale-Lovelace & Wheeler.
Salt and Bluestone.
"Three newspaper thieves were captured
in Nashville a few days ago, and fined $7
for the offence."
Wish a few of these gentry in this -section
of country could be overhauled.
DIED, on the 6th inst., of Puerperal Fever,
at the residence of her father, Mr. John F.
Workman, Mrs. Elio - Frances Tribble, con
sort of Mr. M. P. Tribble of Laurens Dis
trict, aged 20 years, 7 months dnd 8 days.
Death ever brings with it a flood of solemn
thought-amounting to an agony of terror,
when the wicked and ungodly die, but min
gled with sweet consolation when the good,
the pure, and virtuous fall asleep in Jesus.
For them, Death is robbed of its sting, the
cold dark grave of its victory ; and, even
when folded in the arms of Azrael, the placid
mien and heavenly smile bespeak the boon
of inward Peace and Hope.
Our departed friend attached herself to the
Baptist Church, almost as soon as she ar
rivid at an age of accountability to God.
The hallowed influence of Divine grace, thus
early, converted the sweet and gentle child
into an humble consistent follower of Christ;
and, during the whole of her brief sojourn on
earth, she dwelt nigh unto the foot of the
cross. The Bible was at all times the rule of
her moral conduct, and a supreme love of
God, the ever-ruling sentiment of her heart.
We would not arrogate perfection to weak
erring humanity, but we feel assured that,
by the help of God, her errors were the wealn
nesses of the flesh, and as near as it was
possible, her conversation was always godly,
and her walk blameless. May her mourn
iug friends and relatives walk in the light ofI
her pure example, and may her early death
establish a link, uniting their souls with
During the late wvar, she cheerfully as
sumed the arduous duties of teacher iu the
Wadsworth School. In this capacity, she
remained until the close of the struggle,
evincing the rarest mental and moral train,
ing, and, by her fidelity and gentleness, win,
ning the respect of the patrons and the love
and confidence of the children. Many a
child,4ike heart will bleed at the thought,
that their belved teacher is no more! liut
it was in the home-circle, and in her social
relations, that the light of her many virtues
shone most brightly. Her quiet deportment,.
gentleness of heart, and unassuming worth,
won her way to the hearts of all, and, with
her screne earnestness of manner, and great
purity of thought and feeling, suppressed
levity, and elevated t'lose, who dwelt in the.
circle of her iufluence, to her own high
standard of purity and goodness. Her place
on earth is left vacant, and the thought that
"LITTE FANN'' is gone, will came like .a
besom of sorrow to many, many a loving
Not one year ago, she was led blushingly
to the altar of marriage. The bride of a few
short happy months has passed away, as a
flower, and the bereaved, sorrow-stricken
husband is left alone, with the helpless pledge
of her devo?ion! The appeal is strong to
every feeling heart, and the tears of many
friends are mingled with his, for her untime
ly death! Yet, we feel assured that with
her, "To die is great gain!" She has ex
changed the trials and sorrows, or, at abe.st,
the fieeting pleasures of earth, for the perens.
nial joys of Heaven! Tender mother of a
sweet young babe, cherished wife of a devo
ted husband, gentle daughbrer of doting pa%
rents, sweet sister of.an affectionate house
hold, dear friend of better days, rest is peace
with thy God! 0. D. E.
Markets corrected weekly by Mayes and Mar
Bagging,'Gunny, per yard,.................4c.
D nndee,.. ..............-....4c.
Bale Rope, M:milla, per lb.,...........0 to 85c.
" "Hemp.......................2 to &c.
Plough Steel, per lb.,......................i8c.
H. S. Iron,............. ..................12 to14
Swe ede Iron,..........................--..---14
Coffee, Rio,...............--.. . --.----.--.-3
" Refined,........................20 to25
Salt, Liverpool,....................4.75 to 5.00
Mackerel, kits,.... ......................4 00).
Produce Market-Wagon Price..
Iutter, per pound, ............. ......;.25c.
Bacon, "....................................25 to27
Egs, per doz ,................................20c.
Ffour, per bi....................,....1600
Lard, per pound,...........................25c.
Peas, per bushel,...........................1 50
Chickens............................... 20 to 30
NEWBERRY, September 18 -Good de-<
mand for Cotton, 20 to 26j.
COLumBIA, Sept. 18-Cotton 22 to .28;
flour 10 a 17; Carolina rice 12 a 14; gold 43 a
MOBILE, September 17.- Cotton sales to
d ay 6.50 bales. Middlings firm, at 31c. Mar%
ket tending upward.
NEW ORLEANS, September 17.-Cotton
firm-low middling, 33 a 34c. Sales 1.350
bales. Gold 45k. Sterling 50, New York,
exchange i premium.
LIVERPOOL, September 15.-Cotton mar,
ket unchanged, with sales of 13,000bales
middling uplands 13d. Breadstuffs market
NEW YoRK, September 17-Gold closed at
441 a 45. Cot toii steady, with sales of 2,000
hales lour firmer.
A RACE FOR A B3IDE.-A Colu ns,
Ohio) paper of the 4th instant, says:
Yesterday a young man from abroad came
o the city to have a talk with his lady love.
rhe young lady was very much excited and
leclared that if the young man ever married
her it must be at once. This alarming decla
ration caused the young man to act at once,
and he proceeded to the Probate Court to
procure the required license. 'Here, the as
ounding intelligence awaited bim, that some.
ther man had received license to marry the
same lady name;1 in his own, :plication.
Tiis complicateo affairs very maci, but the
young man determined to forestall "his, rival,
secured the services of a Justice, ,anl pro.
ceeded immediately to the residence of. the
lady in question. Number one .had been
equally energetic,. working, however, on a
different policy.. Number two took the jus
tice to the young lady. Number' one re
versed matters and took-the young lady to a
Justice, and when the aforesaid "ypung man
the second" arrived upon the scene, number.
one and young lady were man and wife. -A
miss, in this case, was as good as a mile, but
the words of the old proverb failed to console'
the disappointed candidate.
CROSBY ART ASSOCIATION.
ATTEMPT TO IMPAIE,PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
IN .THE ENTERPBISE,
[From Chicogo Post, August 23d.]
An attenipt has just been m'ade to impair
publicconfidePce in the integrity of u'rpose
of Mr. Crosby in his great Art Ass.ociation
enterprise." Some irresponsible individual
maliciously, and certainly without 'any
grou'nds, had telegraphed 'to several east
ern newspapers that the ;people here lost
confidence in- the scheme being carried out,
or the prizes ever awarded. Now the peo
ple in Chicago know that no one. has ever
expressed, the slightest doubtof the integrity
of Mr. Crosby, or his ability to carry out to
the letter the advertised project of, the As.
sociation. The sale of tickets has been,
within the past two wee1fs, brisker. than
ever, and never has therd-been the slightest
indication of their depreciating in value.- In
the following card Mr. Crosby reiterates his.
ability and deterinination to carry out the
pTan- of the Association. Mr. Nickerson
guarantees his undertaking, and thio cout
mittee appointed to superintend the award
itg of premiursendorse bo.th.- The people
of Chicago require wo such guarantees, bux
on the contrary the whole city would be
ready, if required, to guarantee both the
committee; Mr. Nickerson and Mr. Crosby
himself, who originated, and who is success
fully carrying out the Art Association.
To the Members ot the Caosby Opera House
Art Association :
The sale of certiacates in the Association
his already been so great as to enable 'mes
to state~ that th& distribution of premiums
heretofore announced will be made to their
satisfaction, or the rnoney refunded.
U. H. G'lt0SBY, Actuary, A. A.
Having the utmostion fidence in iheability
of Mr. Crosby td'srry out his enterprise, I
hereby guarantee his undertaking, as above
SAM't. M. N1cKERsoN.
Chicago, Aug.' 22, )866.
The undersigned, members of the Coni
mittec appointed~ to superintend the award
ing of premiums to members of the Crosby
Opera House At4t Associatioli, take pleasure
in stating that we have full confidence in
the'integrity of Mr. Crosby, and in the re
sponsibility of' Sarn'uel N. Nickerson, Es.q.,
his guarantor,-a~nd assure the -public that we
believe the above proposal will be .carried
out in good faith.
JAMzE H, BOWEN, PresidenitThirdNation
J. C. FARGo, Superintendent American
Ihpress Co. Traue .B.Q.RR
A Mos T. HALL, TesrrC .&Q .
J. C. D.ol, President Boird of Trade.
J. A; ELLtS President 'Sedon~d Natioial
Curros BarGGs, Ewin Briggs & Co.'
E. G. 'HALL Hall-, Kimbark & Co.
FRANCIs:A. HoPFFAN,-Ex-Lient. Governor.
From'N. Y. Suinday Timhes.
It is very rarely that we feel inclined to
call the attention of our i-eaders to a?ny of
the "gift" arratigemnents with 'which 6ur
papers have lately been flooded; but' this
scheme of what we may eall the Crosby Art
Union, is so largesy and'- generously con
ceived, as well as so handsom~ely a-nd nn
equivocally'idorsed by- the leading citi
zens of Chicago, thatt we uinhesitatingly give
it our cordial approval. The. cost of the
Opera House was $aO0,000, and the indivd
als who are disposed to:purchase suchi a
property, at such a price,, are rare, even
when its accompapying storea, offices, and
tuios rent 'for $30,000. What:ih this case
was to be done ? Mr. Crosby, or those who
may 'be associated with him, are sigatious
men. They originated this "art associaton ;"
so broadly and liberally 'ari-anged it can
searcely failof insuring itself a positive suc
cess. In the fir'st phace, they offer to every
-subscriber, not alone a share in the Opera
louse, with the chance of ultimately becom
ing its sole. prtoprietor, but-a ,possibility of
obtaining also other very valuable premaims.
These copsist of Bierstadt's great ,painting,
"The Yo Semite Valley ;"~ Cropsey's "Ameri
can Autumn ;" Schussele's naiional work,
"Irvin'and his Friends ;"~ as well as works
byall the leading artists ofthbe contry.
''he first~seven are in actna)va'ue $4S,000.
That this is a p'ositive geiuine offer no doubf
an exist, as the artists gite it their unhesi
tatig and: co dial a'pproval. Under any
circumstances this ought to. guarantee its
puirity ofintention; but when such a series
'of proninent citizens of the Western Me
tropols permit Mr. Crosby to use their
names in his advertisemenrts as a proof, of
his good. faith, sucht a guaranltee is n
measureably strengthened. At ths sa.n1e
time we may call the attention of the tim idly
speculative to the fact that every purchaser
of a share receives an engraving of at least
double the value of the money which he has
paid. The whole scheme is so magnifibent
in all its arrangements that we shall indeed
be surprised should Mr. Crosby-not speedily
realize the whole of the anount required
U. H. CROSBY, Actuary, Ne. :625 Broad
way, or No. 28 Opera House Chicago.
For further particulars send at once for a
cat-ine to New York Office.*