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T??r. DE.ilUCttATIC TICKET.
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OP N. Y.
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, OF MISSOURI.
REPRESENTATIVES IN COJ?GBES8.
First Congressional District-Harris
Second Congressional District.-A.
Tldrd Congressional District.-J. P.
Fourth Congressional District.-W.
STATE ELECTORAIi TICKET.
For State at Large-J. 1?. Thomas,
of Richland; J. D. Kennedy, of Ker?
First Congressional District-R. F.
Graham, of Marion.
Second Congressio7ial District-B. H.
Rutledge, of Charleston.
Titira Congressional District-A. C.
HaskeU. of Abbeville.
Fourth Congressional Distr ict-E. C.
MoLnre, of Chester.
Saturday Morning. October 17,1868.
Democratic dithering* at Lancaster
Court House aatl at Kock Hill, In
Torie District-Thc Democratic
Banner in South Carolina Still
Proudly >V? ring.
We learn that agreeably to public
notice, a Democratic mass meeting
was held at Lanoaater Court House,
on the 14th instant. A number of
both sexes and both classes assem?
bled in the Court House yard. A
piece of artillery, left by Gen. Sher?
man, was made to contribute to the
occasion, and its voice was heard at
intervals. The exercises of the moot?
ing were opened with prayer by the
Rev. Mr. Craig. The President of
tho meeting then introduced Col. J.
P. Thomas, who, for ono hour and a
half, received the attention of the au?
dience, whilst he discussed the ques?
tions of the Canvass and urged the
people to stand firmly by tho cause
of tho Democracy. Next followed
able and effective addresses from W.
A. Moore, Esq., Rev. D. P. Robin?
son, Wm. Black, Esq., and Col. J.
D. Wylie, ull of Lancaster District.
The meeting ended harmoniously,
and it was thought that a good im?
pression was made upon the colored
On the next day, tho 15th instant,
the citizens at Rock Hill, and tho
vicinity, met and invited Col. J. P.
Thomas to address them. The meet?
ing convened at about 10 o'clock, and
Dr. Walker, the Chnirmau of the
Democratic Club, introduced Col.
Thomas, who responded in au ad?
dress of some duration. After dis?
cussing the questions before the coun?
try, alluding to tho outrages, follies
and extravagances of radicalism, and
exposing tho monstrous character of
the Reconstruction Acts of the radi?
cal Congress, Col. T. urged a gene?
rous rally of the conservatives of the
State nuder the Democratic flag, and
advised unremitting effort and cease?
less activity until tho sun sets on the
3d of November next. "In victory
or defeat," said he, "let tho people
bo faithful to the causo of tho Na?
tional Democracy, und if the worst
should come, then let us adopt the
prrJnd sentiment that a defeated De?
mocracy is a better and a nobler
thing than a triumphant radicalism.
Sponcr or later the cause of the De
monrocy is bound to prevail. Let us
be firm and faithful. Let us illus?
tr?t? tho proposition of Hornee:
"The man of firm and coblo soul,
No factious clamors can control,
No tyrant's darkling rage
Can swerve him from his just intent."
And tho people approve these sen?
timents, and will be loyal to the
cause and fight the campaign out.
Let the columns remain steady.
Collector A. G. Muckey, of
Charleston, was abusing the South,
in the rotunda of the Astor Honso, a
few days ago, when a New York
coroner warned him to desist. The
warning was not heedod, when the
coroner knocked the collector down.
Several Charleston merchants vouch
for the truth of this statement, says
HOMICIDE.-An affray occurred in
this District, a few miles North-east
of the village, on Friday last, be?
tween Spencer Laney and Alexander
Custon, (both colored,) in which the
former was instantly killed. Custon
carno in on Saturday and surrendered
himself to the Sheriff. The deceased
was tho father-in-law of tho prisoner.
Colonel It. W. Seymour has been
nominated for Congress, from the
Second District, vice ?Tiidgo Aldrich,
who declined tho nomination.
Tile Northern Elections.
We give, under our t?l?graphie
hoad, says the Savannah Republican,
of tho l?th, all the election news
received up to the time of going to
press. It appears that the fear of
another Southern rebellion has tri?
umphed for the timo. About ; tho
only nrgumont used by the radicals
'eras, that tho Southerners were hor?
ribly persecuting the nogroes and
loyal whites-would re-enslave the
former and drive out or hang the
latter, in ease of a Democratic tri?
umph, and that they were preparing
to send the leaders of tho late rebel?
lion to Washington to inaugurate a
renewal of past troubles. Utterly
destitute of truth as all these allega?
tions are, the .Northern people be?
lieved them and voted accordingly
many of them, we are convinced,
with but little love for the radical
party. Thoy were mado to believe,
by the most devilish ingenuity of
perversion and downright lying, that
the radicals, bad as they were, must
retain power, or the Government
itself go by the board.
Well, be it so. Tho triumph of
falsehood, iu tho economy of God, is
but short-lived. Lies always return
to plague their inventors. The
golden prizes won by such means
seldom fail to turn to ashes iu the
hands of tho victors. Truth will
finally prevail, and theu comes thc
day of puuishmeut for its enemies.
We are by no means prepared to
regard these elections as decisive of
the Presidential contest. Three
weeks can shed a Hood of light upou
the minds of honest, men-and we
arc disposed to regard the croat body
of the Northern people as honest
and demonstrate the frauds by which
they have been cheated and betrayed.
Thia done, tue re-action will be ns
tremendous as tho guilt of this elec?
tion is atrocious. And then, the De?
mocrats, while they mado a glorious
tight, wo have reasons to know, were
sparing of their means, wisely re?
garding it as economy to reserve
their strong hand for tho greut final
struggle. They now havo a full view
of the field, kuow the actual streugth
of the enemy, and the effort that will
be required to defeat them in No?
vember. Reasoning from the past,
they will bo equal to the crisis. The
Presidential election has often goue
adverso to the verdict rendered in the
State contests which immediately
preceded it, and in this fact they may
find additional ground for encourage?
Our friends in the South should
lose neither faith nor nerve from
these untoward results. They should
redouble their efforts to give all the
Southern States to the Democratic
candidates, and especially should
they demonstrate by their exemplary
conduct aud moderation of speech
that the ground upon which this ad?
vene vote has been cast has no exist?
ence except in tho wicked hearts of
TUE ELECTIONS AND TUE STATE
FINANCES.-There has beena marked
rise in the quotations of South Caro?
lina State securities in this city, since
the announcement of the result of
the receut elections. State bonds
and bills of tho Bank of the State
aro both higher. Bills receivable,
however, are unsaleable, as the op?
portunity of using them immediately
for the pavment of taxes tuts passed.
[Charleston News, 16tTt.
It is patent that party leaders ex?
press themselves regarding the pro?
posed change of candidates, that it is
unwise, impracticable, and equiva?
lent to disbanding the Democratic
forces. Ii a chango is made, it will
bo in obedience to the absoluto with?
drawal by the candidates of the De?
mocratic Convention. They say the
official count is necessary to decide
S100 HE WAEL
THE above reward will be given ;'uv tLo
appreln nsion of and proof to convict
the incendiary \\\\ . >et tire to Mr. James
Burnside's dwelling on the night of Au?
gust -2Sth last.
Pet 17 ?I I!. E. Nb i?OLS A Cl >.
CONFEDERATE FLAGS. ?
BEAUTIFULLY-COLORED PH )TO
GRAPH GROUP of the late CONFE?
DERATE FLAGS, including the first and
last designs und the battle-Hags-a splen?
did memento of tho late war. Trice, 25
cents each, or five for il. Large size, 50
cents. Mailed, post paid, to any address,
on receipt of (.rico. Address
GEORGE o. ENNIS, Photographer.
812 Main street, Richmond, Ya.
MRS. C. E. REED bas re?
moved her MILLINERY ES?
TABLISHMENT to her old
stand, on Main street, next
to E. Pollard's Drug Storo,
whero she would call the
attention ol her city and
country frionda and custom?
ers to call and seo for them?
selves tho finest and cheap?
est stock or MILLINERY cvor oflbred in
this city, consisting of Ladies' and Child?
ren's Hats and Bonnets, of all kinds and
all prices. Also, Flowers, Ribbons, Caps,
Laces, Ruches, Hair Braids, Curls, Water?
falls. Nets, Corsets. Zephyr Worsted, Fan?
cy and Bridal V? ils, all of which will bo
sold much lower than anynrhnrn elsoin the
city. Everything of tho latest and most
fashionable ?tylo constantly arriving.
NEW RAISINS,' ftO.
QA PACKAGES Now Crop Raisins
Ol' hslf and quartor boxes.
1 barrel Now Crop Zunto Currants.
51) barrels and bags Family and Extra
Flour, tho same brand that has heretofore
given so great satisfaction.
For sale at reduced pride*, bv
Oct 16 3 C. H. BALDWIN h CO.
During tho past two days wo have
had the pleasure of receiving visits
from two members of the up-country
press-James A. Hoyt, E?q., of the
Anderson Intelligencer, and Mr. John
Dosportss, of the Winnnboro News
who have been paying flying visits to
Mrs. Reed has opened an elegant
stock of millinery and fancy goods.
Her assortment of bonnets is varied
embracing horse-shoo, bucklo, and
many other neat and unique styles.
Sho extends a general invitation to
tho ladies, and even tho gentlemen,
to call and examine thc stock.
The Central Executive Clubs of
Newberry, Lexington, Richland and
Kershaw Districts aro requested to
send a delegate each to Columbia, on
the 23d of October, to nominate a
?Solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Cir?
THE "LOST CAUSE."-Persons de?
sirous of securing a memorial of the
late Confederacy-in tho shape of
j two neat and very handsome curd
photographs of the different Confede?
rate flags used during the war-eau
j do so by remitting 25 cents to Geo.
O. Ennis, Richmond, Virginia.
Specimens eau bc seen at this office.
The November magazines ure rich
in their display of ladies' fashions
for lue winter. La Bon Ton hus
several elegant colored plates, besides
cut patterns, etc. The subscription
price to this valuable publication is
87 per annum; single copies 75 cente.
Demores?s Illustrated Monthly and
Mirror of Fashion inaugurates* the
winter season with a new and pleas?
ing title page. This publication com?
bines literature with fashion-making
it a very acceptable visitor to the
j home circle. Subscription price $3
\ per annum.
The President's proclamation, re?
commending the last Thursday in
November as a day of national
thanksgiving, has been issued early
enough to give all tho States time to
unite upon one day for thanksgiving
day. Within the last few years, u
number of the States that previously
had diverse days have agreed to ac
j cept the dato appointed by the Presi
! dent. It would be well if the New
England States and tho Southern
States would all agree with the Mid?
dle and Western States in recogniz?
ing one nations! thanksgiving.
At a meeting of the State Central
Democratic Club, of South Carolina,
held at Columbia, October 15, tho
following resolution was presented,
by Gen. Wade Hampton, and unani?
Resolved, That tho State Central
Club of South Carolina cordially (in?
dorse the views, statements and sen?
timents expressed bj' Gen. Robert E.
Lee, in his letter to Gen. Rosencrauz;
believing that tho utterances of Gen.
Lee reflect faithfully the opinions,
wishes aud feelings of every true man
in South Carolina.
J. G. GIBBES, Sec'y.
FAST AND CHEAT* PRINTING.-We
have just added a fast card press-of
the Degener & Weiler patent-to tho
j machinery of tho Phonix office; and
j have also mode additions to our stock
of fancy type, cards, paper, otc.
Persons in want of any styles of
book and job printing, are invited to
cal! and examino samples and prices.
Cards printed at shortest notice, and
?it prices varying from $3 to $10 per
MAITJ ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from B%
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
4 t<^ 5 p. m.
Tho Charleston und Western maila
are open for delivery at 5 p. m., and
close at 8}.i p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8)? a. m., closo 4J? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
S}.< a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5
p. m., closes at 8}? p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Special at
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for tho Ural
time this morning:
A. S. Wallace-Forfeited Stills.
H. E. Nichols & Co.-Insurance.
G. O. Ennis-Confederate Flags.
H. E. Nichols & Co.-Reward.
Mrs. C. E. Reed-Removal.
Proclamation relative to Elections.
C. F. Jackson-New Goods.
R. C. Shiver-Goods Down.
Whoro there is so much smoke
there must be some fire; appropos,
while so many huyere are rnshing to
Shiver, there must bo pretty and
[OFFICIAL;} r ]
Acts Passed at the Late Session'of
AN ACT TO ORGANIZE TOWMBHTPS, AND
TO DEFINE TKEIB PO WEBS AND FRI*
I. Be it' enacted by the Senate and
Howe of Representatives of the Stale
of South Carolina, now met and sitting
in General Assembly, and by, the au?
thority of die same. Tho inhabitants
ot every township uro hereby de?
clared to be a body politic and cor?
porate, and by their corporate minio
may suo and bo sued, prosecute and
defend any proper notion or suit at
law, and may appoiut all neoeasary
agents and attorneys in that behalf.
II. Snid townships may hold real
estate for the uso of tho inhabitants,
and may convey tho same either by
a vote of the inhabitants or by deed
of their Committee or agent; may
hold personal estato for tho public
uso of tho inhabitants, and alienate
and dispose of thc samo by voto or
otherwise; may hold real and personal
estate in trust for tho support ol
schools aud for tho promotion of edu?
cation within the limits of tho town;
may make contracts necessary foi
tho exercise of their corporate pow?
ers; and may make orders for thc
disposai or usc of their corporate
property, as they may judge nee essa
ry and expedient for tho interest o
III. Said towns may, at legal meet
iugs, grant and vote such sums o
money a.s they judge necessary fo:
the following purposes: 1. For till
support of town schools. 2. Layint
out, discontinuing, making, altering
and repairing highways, and forlabo
and materials to bo used thereon. 3
For burial grounds. 4. For all ucees
sary charges aud liabilities arisiiij
IV. Tho lines between the town
in this State shall be perambulated
aud tho marks and bounds renewei
once in every seven years forever, b;
tho Selectmen of such towns, or b;
such person as they shall appoint fo
V. Every male citizen of tho ng
of twenty-one years aud upwards
resident within the township, sha!
be allowed to vote, under the sam
limitations and restrictions as prc
vided in Section 2 of Article VIII c
tho Constitution, for a voter in th
County, at all meetings held for th
transaction of town business.
VI. Tho annual meeting of eac
town shall be held on tho sccou
Tuesday of April; and other meei
ings at such times as tho Selectmc
may order. Meetings may bo nc
journed from time to time, aud t
any place within the town.
VII. Every town meeting shall 1:
held in pursuance of a warrant undi
the hands of the Selectmen, or a nu
jority thereof, directed to tho Coi
stable, or some other person nppoin
ed by the Selectmen for that purposi
who shall forthwith notify BUC
meeting in the manner prescribe
VIII. The warrant shall exprei
the time und place of tho ?ncetinj
and the subjects to be there acte
upon; tho Selectmen shall inse
therein all subjects which may, i
voting, be requested of them by au
ten or more voters of tho town, ar
nothing acted upon shall have a leg
operation unless the subject matt
thereof is contained in the warran
IX. If the Selectmen uureasonab
refuse to call a meeting, any Jnsti
of the Peace of the town, upon tl
application of ten or moro loy
voters of tho town, maj' call su<
meeting, by warrant under his han
directed to the Constable of the tow
if any, otherwise to any of the pc
sous applying therefor, directii
them to summon tho inlmbitni
qualified to vote in town affairs,
the time and place, and for tho pt
poses expressed iu the warrant.
X. Constables or other perso
designated to summon tho inhal
tauts to assemble in town meetir
annual or special, shall serve t
same by posting said summons in
I least threo of the most public pine
I in their rospective towns, at lei
fourteen days, exclusive of tho d
of posting such summons, bef<
tho timo appointed for such meetii
XI. If, by reason of death, res
nation, disqualification or remo
from tho town, a majority of tho i
lectruen thereof originally clio.1
vacate their office, those who remi
in office may call a town meeting.
XII. At every town meeting, i
cept the first called by tho Com
Commissioners, and except for 1
election of national, State, Circ
and County officers, a Modera
shall first bo chosen.
XIII. During tho election of ?
derator, tho Town Clerk, if prese
ihall preside; if he is absent or th
is i Town Clerk, tho Selecta
present shall chooso ono of tb
number to preside. And tho To
Clerk and Selectmen, respective
shall, in such cases, have tho pow
and perform tho duties of a Mo<
XIV. Moderators shall preside
thc, meeting; may iu open meet
administer the oaths of oilico to i
town officer ohosen thereat; shall
gu?ate the business and proceedii
of tho mootiug; decido all qucstii
of order, subject to an appeal to I
meeting, nnd mnko public d?clar?t
of the result of all votes. Who
vote so declarod by him is hmm
ately upon such declaration qt
tioned by seven or moro nf
voters present, he shall multe the vote
certain bj polling thc votes or divicl
. i?g the meeting, for which purpose
I ho maj vppoint tellers.
XV. Mo person shall speak in the
meeting withont leave of tho Mode?
rator? nor while another person is
Speaking by bis permission; aud nil j
personn shall nt his request be silent.
XVI. If a person behaves in a
disorderly manner, and aftor notice
from tho Moderator persists therein,
the Moderator may order him to
withdraw from the meeting, and on
hiB refusal may order the Constable,
or any other person or persons, to
take him from the meeting and con?
fino him in somo convenient placo
until the mooting is adjourned. Tho
person so refusing to withdraw shall,
for every such offence, forfeit a sum
not exceeding twenty dollars.
XVII. A Moderator or other pre?
siding officer who, nt a town meeting,
before the poll is :Ioaed and without
the consent of the .oter, rends, ex?
amines, or permits to bo examined,
the names written on such voter's
ballot, with a view to ascertain the
candidate voted for by him, shall for?
feit the sum of fifty dollars.
XVIII. At tho annual meeting,
every town shall choose from thc
inhabitants thereof the following
town officers, who shall serve during
the year, and until others are chosen
and qualified in their stead: 1. A
Town Clerk, who, if present, shall
bo forth with sworn, either by thc
Moderator or a Justice of the Peace.
2. Three Selectmen. 3. Ono or mon
surveyors of highways. 4. One Con
stable. All tho town officers desig
Dated herein shall be sworn.
XIX. The election of Town Clerks
Selectmen, Constables and the Mod
erator of the meetings held for thc
choice of town officers shall be ty
written ballots; and tho election o
all other town officers in such mod?
as the meeting determines, except ii
cases otherwise provided by law.
XX. Every person chosen Con
stnble shall, if present, forthwitl
declare his acceptance or refusal o
tho office; if ho does not accept, th
town shall proceed to a new clectioi
until some accepts the office and take
XXI. If a town, at the annun
meeting, fails to elect a full Board o
Selectmen, or if any of the person
chosen or disqualified, refuse to act
or omit to be qualified according t
law, the Selectmen or Selectmai
chosen and qualified may sign wai
rants for town meetings until a ful
Board is elected.
XXII. The Selectmen of each tow
may at any time appoint policemcr
with all or any of tho powers of Coi:
stables, except tho power of scrvin
and executing civil process, who shu
hold their office during tho plcosur
of the Selectmen by whom they ur
XXIII. After thc election or a]
pointment of town officers, who ni
required to take an oath of office, til
Town Clerk shall forthwith make oi
a list containing tho names of all sue
persons not sworn by tho Moderato
and the designation of tho offices t
which thej' aro chosen, and deliv?
the same, with his warrant, to a Coi
stable, requiring him, within thu
days, to summon each of such pe
sons to appear and toko the oath i
office before tho Town Clerk, withi
seven days after -mell notice; and tl
Constable shall, within seven day
make return to tho Town Clerk.
XXIV. If a person so chosen ai
summoned, who is not exempt 1
law from holding the office to whi<
ho is elected, shall not, within sov<
days, toko thc oath of olfico befo
the Town Clerk, or before a Jnsti
of the Peace, and file with the Tov
Clerk a certificate thereof, under tl
hand of such Justice, ho shall, unie
the office to which he is chosen is th
of Constable, or some other for win
a different penalty is provided, forft
XXV. A person removing from t
town in which ho holds a town oil)
thereby vacates such office.
XXVI. When a vacancy occurs
a town office by reason of tho no
acceptance, death, removal, insani
or other disability of a person clios
thereto, or by reason of failure
elect, the town may fill such vacan
by a new choice at any legal me
XXVII. No person shall bo oblig
to serve, in tho same town office t
years successively; and no person
commission for any office of tl
State or of tho United States,
who isa minister of the Gospel, or
member of the Senate or Houso
Representatives, or who hos beor
Constable of n town within sev
years next preceding, shall bo obi
ed to accept tho office of Constabl
XXVIII. Town Clerks shall rccc
all votes passed at tho meeting
which ho is elected, and at all 1
other meetings held during his C?
tinunnce in office.
XXIX. Ho shall administer 1
oaths of offico to all town officers w
appear before him for that purpo
and shall mako a record thereof, o
of tho oaths of offico taken bef<
Justices of tho Peace, of which C
tificates uro filod.
XXX. Whon nt a town meoti
thero is n vacancy in tho offico
Town Clerk, or he is not present, 1
Selectmen shall call upon tho qui
fiod voters present tc elect a Ch
pro tempore In liko manner as To
Clerks aro chosen. Tbo Solectn
shall sort and couut the votes n
declare the election of each Clerk,
who shall be sworn to discharge the
duties of suoh office at such meeting,
and bo eubjeot to like penalties for
not discharging them as Town Cl<??s
for neglect of the like duties. V
XXXI. When other duties than
those mentioned in tho preceding
section are required to be performed
by the Town Clerk, and by reason of
death, removal, or other oanse, there
is a vacancy in such office, or such
: Clerk is prevented from performing
such duties, tho Selectmen may, iu
writing under their hands, appoint a
Clerk for the performance thereof,
who 8hnll be sworn, and immediately
after entering upon the duties of his
office make a record of such election
XXXII. Every Selectman who en?
ters upon tho performance of his
duties before taking the oath of
office, shall forfeit for each offence a
sum uot exceeding ono hundred dol?
XXXIII. Selectmen shall bo over?
seers of the poor in towns where other
persons are not specially chosen for
XXXIV. The Selectmen of towns
shall, at least ten days before the
annual town elections" and at least
ten days before any general election,
make correct alphabetical lists of nil
persons qualified to vote at such elec?
tions; and shall, at least ten days
before such elections, causo such lists
to be posted up in two or moro pub?
lic places in their respective towns.
XXXV. The Selectmen shall be in
session at some convenient place for
a reasonable time within forty-eight
hours next preceding all meotings for
the election of the officers provided
for iu this Act, and to be elected at
any general election, for tho purpose
of receiving evidence of the qualifica?
tions of persons claiming a right to
voto in such elections and of correct?
ing the lists of voters. Such session
shall bo holden for ono hour before
the opening of the meeting on the
day of election; and notice of the
time and place of holding sessions
phall be given by tho Selectmen on
the lists posted up as aforesaid.
XXXVI. In every place where the
number of qualified voters exceeds
one thousand, a liko session of the
Selectmen shall bo holden on the day
immediately preceding the meeting,
and for ns much longer a time pre?
vious to said day as they judge neces?
sary for the purpose aforesaid.
XXXVII. The Selectmen shall
enter on such lists the name of any
person known to them to be qualified
to vote; and shall erase therefrom
thc name of any person known to
them not to be qualified to vote.
XXXVIII. The Selectmen, before
entering upon the lists thc name of
a naturalized citizen, shall require
him to produce for their inspection
his papers of naturalization, and be
satisfied that he has been legally na?
turalized; but they need not require
thc production of such papers, after
they have once examined and passed
XXXIX. Whoever gives a false
name or a false answer to the Select?
men, when in session for the pur?
poses aforesaid, shall forfeit the sum
of twenty dollars for each offence.
XL. A town officer who neglects or
refuses to perform any duty required
of him under the provisions of this
Act, shall, for every such offence,
forfeit the sum of two hundred dol?
XLI. Tho Selectmen shall have
the general supervision of the con?
cerns of tho town, and shall causo all ^
duties required by law of towns, and 1
not committed to any particular
office, to be duly performed and
XLII. The Selectmen shall, on or
before tho first day of January in
each year, obtain, from the County
Auditor of their respective Counties,
a certified copy of the list of persons
and taxable property in their respect?
ive towns, as determined by law, for
the assessment of State and County
taxes; and shall, in pursuance of the
voto of tho town at its last annual
meeting, make out and deliver to the
County Treasurer, ou or before the
fifteenth day of January in each
year, a tax bill ror the collection of
XLII?. The Selectmen sholl audit,
and, in their discretion, allow, the
claim of any person against tho town,
for money paid for services per?
formed for tho town, according to
law. and may draw orders on tue
County Treasurer for sums BO al?
XLF7. Tho Selectmen shall koop a
record of all acoounts by thom al?
lowed, and all orders drawn on the
treasury, aud shall present to the
annoal town meeting a general state?
ment thereof, and of the property,
finances and pecuniary condition of
XLV, Tho Selectmen shall make
out and present, to tho annual town
meeting, estimates of tue amount of
1 money necessary to bo rained to pay
tho expenses and liabilities of the
town for the year ensuing, and of
tho rato of taxation necessary to be
imposed to raise tho same.
XL VI. For tho purpose of keep?
ing in repair highways and bridges,
tho Selectmen of each town shall,
annually, previous to .tho fifteenth
day of January, assess a tax of
eighteen cents on every hundrod
dollars of tho lists of such town, to
bo paid in money or labor, at tho
option of the tox-payer, aud laid out