The exhibit of portraits at the fair by I. M. Long & (Jo., was a creditable one. Portraits of many of our citizens were exhibited there. It is useless to state that each was a speaking likeness, for all who saw them cheerfully testify to that. Amona; the portraits shown were those of ,1 . E. Beal, C. Eherbach, Mrs. S. 1'. Foster, A. P. Ferguson, H. Krapf , Rev. Mr.Neumanu, Rev.Mr. Klingman, Miss Grace Seabolt, C. S. Miilen, J. M. Stafford, Johnnie Burg, Willie Noble, Mrs. Haggie Moiton Mitchell, Jerome Freeman and W.R. Fulde. ïheir work took flrst pieinium here as well as at other fairs in the state, where their portraits were entered. The íirm has a liberal patronage fiom the Saginaw valley. Their work gives general satisfaction where ever it goes. Mr. Long himself has had eight,'years of expeiïenee in portrait work. While studying iu the east he received special eorameuts on bis ability to reproduce a likeness witha life-like eitect. This ability enables him to satisfactorily cnticize each portrait before it leayes the studio. Mr. Long deserves credit for his caref ui selection of competent artists. lie has had with him tor some timeA. R. Thomas, son oí A. P. Thomas, the noted portrait painter, of Syracuse, N. Y. Mr. A. R. Thomas has had all the advantages of the ern art schools ' and spent two years under G. II. Croughlon a prominent portrait painter of London, Englpnd. lie has also recently secured the services of V. B. Brown, of Elmira, N. Y who was the principal artist in the EL miraPortrait Company, one of the largest portrait firms in New York. Mr. Brown's portraits took first premium at the New York state fair and flrst premiums al thirteen county fairs in New York .