The Southern Illustrated news
appears in an improved and very attractive form to-day, and the enterprising publishers, Messrs. Ayres
, announce a contemplated addition from abroad to their corps of engravers.
The new frontispiece is very handsomely designed and artistically engraved.
A portrait of Lieutenant-General Ewell
is one of the features of this issue.
The proprietors offer a prize of $1,000 for a story by a Southern writer, which is a fair specimen of their liberal course towards literary men, which, we may say with truth, they initiated in the Confederacy