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Daily Paper $8 a Year', fl^?fe
BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
"Let our Just Censuro
Attend the True Event."
COLUMBIA, S. C.. TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1, 1868.
Tri-Weckiy 85 a Year
VOLUME IV- KO 21^.
Pnnl.ISIl ET> DAILY AN? Till-W KKK LY.
EVEUY WEDNESDAY MOUNI.Nit.
BY JULIAN A. SELBY,
EDITOH AKD PiiovniETon.
Offico on Main street, a few doors R?>OV?
Taylor (cr Cnui^M^atrcet.
Daily Paper, dix months.M HO
Tri-Weekiv, " '* . 2 50
Weekly. " " . 1 50
Inserted at 75 centa per squaro for the ?r?t
insertion, and 50 cents for each subs?quent.
Weekly 75 cents each insertion.
A liberal discount made on the abow.
rates xchen advertisements are inserted by
the month or year.
Lexington-B. J. Ilaycs.
J. R. Allen, Chester.
8. P. Kinard, Newberry C. II.
James Grant, Union.
Julias Poppe, Anderson C. II.
Variety Sale-Con'cnt* of a Storr.
BY JACOB LEVIN.
THIS (Tuesday) MORNING, at 10 o'clock,
at my auction room, I will sell, without
reserve, to close a concern,
BHLS. SUGAR, Kit? Lard.
Boxes Soap, Adamantino Candle*, Ale,
Champagne Cider, Tobacco, Sogs rn,
Matohes, Can Preserves,
Oysters, Chicken, Turkey,
Shoos, BootH, Gloves, Hosiery, ?
Flax Thread. Spool Thread,
Note Paper, Pencils, Envelopes,
Steel Pens, Pen Holders,
Ink, Playing Cards, Curry Comb??,
Pocket Booka, Tooth Brushes,
Scales, Cutlery, ?tc.
Granite Ware, Plates, Dir-'..'
Chamber Chiua Sots, Ac.
Arm Chairs, Sofas, &C, ic.
Salo positive. Dec 1
W. T. Yr ALTER, AUCTIONEER.
!n re. Wm. Summer, of Newberry, Bank?
BY order of Hon. George 8. Bryan,
Judge of the United States Court, f li?
the District ot South Carolina, I will sell,
on TUESDAY, the 1st day of December
? next, at tho Court House iii Columcia,
A valnablo tract of LAND, containing
30 acres, more or lesB, situate in thc Coun?
ty of Richland, and bounded on the South
by Boundary street, North of tho city of
Columbia; on the Weet by State Fair
Grounds, on the North by Dr. Kennedy's
land, and on the East by lands of Miss
Sallie Mcculloch. This valuable piece of
property odors rare inducements as build?
ing lots or for farming purposes, and will
be sold as will bo most desirable to all con?
Terms cash. Purchasers to pay for
Htamps aud papers.
THOMAS W. HOLLOWAY,
Nov 7 tut h Assignee.
BY D. C. PE1X0TT0 & SON.
WE will sdi, on MONDAY MOHN INC. ucxt,
tho 7th instant, in front of thc Court
House, at 10 o'clock,
All that lot and parcel of LAND, situated,
bsing and lying in the city of Columbia, ou
tho West eldo of Richardson street, be?
tween Upper and Lumber stri ct; bounded
Bast by Richardson street, and fronting
thereon lifty feet, inoro or less; South by
lot of fi?, ostato of G. B. Nnnnamaker;
Wost b> lot o? thc estate ol J. 1>. Kennedy,
s.nd North by h t of the same. Upon thc
promises there is a Brick Store, with foul
Tooms and out-buildings.
Terms at salo. Dec 1 }4
STATE OK SOUTH CAHOLIKA,
RICHLAND COUNTY, NOV. 17, 18G8.
BY order of the Court of Probate of tin
Stato and County aforesaid, will b<
sold, on WEDNESDAY. December 2, al
the plantation, near Gadsden, lately oeen
pied by Robert Ncwsom, deceased, all hit
personal propertv, vi/:
LOT OF MULES.
Lot of Cattle.
Lot of Corn and Fodder.
Bales of Cotton.
Kitchen Furniture, etc.
Terms at sale. H. C. SHIVER,
Nov 18 1'.), 27 Dec 1 Administrator.
FOIt the benefit of the Nun.- of the Fr
BU?ne Convi nt, will he bold ni iii'
Carolina Hall, beginning TUESDAY EVEN
1NG, Deccmbor ?. and closing WEDNES
DAY EVENING, Decembers. A Suppe
will bc served both evenings, and a Lune!
en Wt due-day, from ll o'ch. ck till I."
Contributions may be sent to tho Hall oi
Tuesday and Wednesday until ti p. m.
Doors upon at half-past 7.
Admission 25 cents.
Fixed prices on all articles.
MANAOKUS -His Honor the Mavor, Jus
Gibbes, Esq., Dr. Trezevant, Dr. Lynd)
Major Preston, John Rhutt, Esq., Mr. c
J. Bobin, Mr. J. I). Pope, Mr. A. Solomons
Mr. J. A.Selby, Gen. Preston, Col.Thomas
Capt. Stanlev, John Oreen, Esq.. Mr. J
Waties, Dr. LeConte, Dr. Darby, Col. Has
kell, J. Mayrant. Esq.. Dr. B. VV. Tavlor.
Wanted to Rent.
ASMALL furnished HOUSE: also, snit
ablo building for a HOUSE and VE
HICLE. A fair prico will be paid. Appl
at thhijiffice._ Nov 28 1*
Trusses and Supporters.
IN store, a variety of superior TRU88E1
and Supporters. For sale by
FI8HER & HEINITSH, Druggists.
"l?o More Pills or Any Other
FRESH AND FRAGRANT.'
THIS article of food has become famoiiB;
like eating Oysters, Frogs ami Haur
Kraut, the taste for it has to be acquired.
It is tho greatest atom.ionic of the age, an
unfailing wrrooter of acidity, flatulence
and dyspepsia; promotes digestion and
cures moro ills of thc tbsh (iucludingQiun
ger) than any other quack nostrum now
before thc public. It renders tho breath
sweet as f?ales wafted from Arabian spiers,
and is fully endorsed and patronized by
tho HAUT Tos of New York, Boston and
New Jersey. Solo Agent,
Deo 1 " GEORGE SYMMERS
True Brotherhood Lodge No. 84.
A A REGULAR COMMUNICATION
XP%rof this Lodge will bo held THIS
yy\(Tuesday) EVENING, at 7 o'clock,
at Masonic Hail.
Bv order of the W. M.
Dec 11 TIIOS. 1\ WALKER. Sec'y.
Palmetto Fire Engine Company.
,-.--. A REGULAR
( SWEETING ot
?? -w -.-ft, -py=~ this Com p a n y
.^t^^^o^^i. - EVENING, 1st
p'Jf^^pg"?*^^^ inst., at 7 o'clock,
>. V; - --. - * ' Punctual attend?
ance is requested, as there will bo a prac?
tice after meeting. Rv ordor.
Dec 1 1 C. A. CARRINGTON. Soc.
A N ACTIVE YOUNG MAN. to make
Xi. himself generally useful about a hotel.
Apply at tho Niekcrson House. Nov '2!l
Valuable Property for Sale.
1AO bo sold, bv private sale, thopropertv
. known as the COTTON GIN WARE?
HOUSE-situated on Lady street, near the
South Carolina and Greenville Railroads.
Proposals in writing addressed to Messrs.
Melton .v Melton, will be received np to 5th
December, or personally to myseli at the
Warehouse. T< rms cash.
N<.v 29 2* S. IL SPENCER.
^ A BARGAIN*.
A SPLENDID SAW-MILL, Engine. iTy
2\. br's make,) good belting, largo
emoke-slaek, extensivo cop|M?r piping and
all necessary fixtures, at* Cedar Pond, in
Lexington District, thirteen miles (rom
tho Augusta and Columbia Railroad -can
easily be moved and located on said road.
Thc Engine thirty horse pother, in com?
plete running order- Mill and Engine cost
?3,600, and in ver been injure', by usc -can
be bought for 11,500. \V. C. Anderson,
Esq., is on the place and will luke pleasure
in showing the mill to any who wish to see.
It may also bc said that "Mr. And? i son is
one ol' the best machinists i:i the state,
whose services (if applied for soon) can be
procured in moving, putting up and run?
ning said mill. Apply to Cochran ?V Nor?
wood, at Cokosbury, ur E. Wioiberly, at
Aiken. S. C. Nov 20 12*
Gent's Furnishing Goods.,
rilHE undersigned having purchased the I
JL entire stock of GOODS in the above j
linc, formerly belonging to Mr. II. C. i
Anderson, will continue the business at 1
the old stand, and will dispose of tho pre |
sent stock at New York cost.
Nov 2.1 fi WM. .1. HOKE.
Codfish and Salmon.
I''?TS SALMON and CODFISH, al rc-1
IV tail, just received.
MACKEREL, iii whole, lm.lt and quarter
bat ivis, and kits, on Land and for ?-ale bv !
Oct 2'? J. .V T. Ii. AO NEW. ' .
Ol r. C'OI.UMIUA AXI) AnousTA R. R. Co.,
COI.CMMA, s. c., Nov. 28, 1808.
:- f*M^?i??j? ? _y?"_"v^.-' s wi;- 'Vit-A
ri BRAINS for tho accommodation ol the
JL Stockholders ?md tin ii families will be
run as follows:
Leave Granitovillu at 7 a. m. and arrive
at Columbia ut ll a. m. on Thursday, De?
Returning leave Columbia on Frida)' ai
!? a. m., arrive at Grauiteville 2.!W p. m.
Stockholders and families will go to Slid
return from the meeting, as above, free of I
Nov 2!? 1 Superintendent. !
lot of choi.
P lt B X C II t ll X F E C T I O X S .
I will take pleasure in showing them to
the lovers of pure goods. No discount on
them. Neatly put up in boxes, and in
F lt B S II F I <; s .
>*c:v ?l&ifeiiife, Dun s, ,\nts, of all kinds;
Florida Oranges und Lemons, Bananas,
Northern Apples, Ac.
J IO L lt IBS.
Toys, in endless variety.
. c A s ii ; ic s
Manufactured daily, of pure sugar, whole?
sale and retail.
O It O XS R S
For Weddings and Tarties furnished at
short notice, by JOHN HoKENZIE,
Groonflold's Kow, Main st., Col., H. C.
Scrofula, or King*? Kv ll, in cored by
using Heinitah's Queen's Delight.
In the District Court of the United j
States for South Carolina--No- j
vember Term, 1868.
In tho matter of William Glaze, of Colum?
bia, Bankrupt.-Peaton for fud and
final di?cliarge in Bankruptcy.
ORDERED, that a bearing be had on
the Kith day of DECEMBER, 18G8,
before W. J. ('lawson, Beamter in Bank?
ruptcy, at Federal Court House iu York
villo, ?. C.: and that all creditors, Ac, of
said Bankrupt appear at said time and !
place, and show cause, if any they can.
why thc prayer cf tho petitioner sliouhl |
not bo granted.
By order nf tho Court, the :J0th dav of
DANIEL I IO UL BECK,
Clerk of tlie District Court of tho United j
State? ('ir South Carolina. Bec 1 tu:! \
In the District Court of the United
States for South Carolina-No?
vember Term, 1868.
In tho matter of William D. Peck, of Co?
lumbia, Bankrupt.-Petition for full and
tinal discltarye in Bankruptcy.
ORDERED, that a hearing" bo had on
the Kith day of DECEMBER, 18G8,
before W. J. dawson, Hoister in Bank
ruptey. nt Yorkville, S. C.;|and that all
creditors, Ac., of said Bankrupt appear at
enid tine and place, mm show cause, if
any they can, why the prayer of tho peti?
tioner should not be granted.
Bv order of the Court, the 30th dav of
Clerk of the District Court of the United
Stntes for South Carolina. Dec 1 tu3
In the District Court of the United
States for South Carolina-Octo?
ber Term, 1868.
In the matter of Moses Winstock, Bank?
rupt.- Petition far full und final dis?
charge in Bankruptcy.
ORDERED, that a hearing be had on
the 23d day of DECEMBER, 1868, at
tbe Federal Court Honsein Columbia; ami
that all creditors, ?Vc, of said Bankrupt
appoarat said timo and place, and show
cause, if any they eau, Why tho prayer of
tho petitionor should not bo granted. And
thal tho second mooting of creditors of
said Bankrupt will bo held beforo Henry
Summer, Register, at tho oftice of .Messrs.
Pickling A Pope, in Columbia, on thc 21st
day of DECEMBER, lS'W, at 12M.
Bv order of the Court, tlioHoth dav of
Clerk nf the District Court of the United
Staten for South Carolina. Dec 1 tu3
For Sale or Rent.
MA most desirable COTTAGE RE
SIDENCE, containing ten rooms
wit h a three-room Kitchen, Smoke
bouse. Stable, Well of good water, and a j
largo Garden- situated on tho East end of I
Plain street. For terms, Ac., apply to I
Nov 21) 2* JAMES WINDSOR. |
Cottages to Rent.
. , ONE containing six roomy, with ?
bath-room, water, gas and other ne- '
JvyJSL coasary appendages, situated ono ;
block from thc post oilier and ono from
Law Ii inge.
A Cottage Tfonso, with tour rooms, on
?i;.- Arsenal Hill. Apply to
Nov 20 1 JOSEPH TAYLOR.
A Lot Of
I7IKF.SH LEMONS just to hand, and for :
1 salo by G. W. PARKER,
Nov 11 " _Agent.
Wines and Liquors.
?1TOCK tull ?ind juices to snit the times. !
IO Lowest in price ami finest in quality. I
For salo bv GEO. SYMMERS.
-| / w v DHLS. Extra Family FLOUR, I
1UU just received and tor s ile bv
Nov .'j J. A, T. R. AGNEW.
/./\ RAGS, consisting of P.io. La gov ra.
f Java and Mocha COFFEES, on
bund ami for sah-, at reduced prices, by
Nov 21 J. A T. H. AGNEW.
New Buckwheat Flour.
CST received and for sale by
Nov ll G. W. PARKER, lg? ni
\TTK liave this dav received a fresh sup
W ply ?? hue North Carolina APPLES,
and ?111 be proparod to supply tho trade at
anytime. FISHER.? LOWRANCE, j
Oranges and Lemons.
Ip LORI DA INDIAN RIVER ORANGES, j
Malaga Lemons, for salo hv
Nov il GEO. SYJIMERS.
?j f \ BBLS. Prune White KEROSENE
Ll." Gil,, lld tire tes', on hand mid for
?ale, at reduced pri?es, bv tho h.inri and
at retail, bv J. A T. li. AGNEW.
Chester Nursery Garden.
ITMtULT TREES, of ali descriptions, for
sale. The very best c arly am! late
Southern Apples and Peaches, Evergreen*,
Roses, Dahlias, Flowering Sli?'ibs and
Vines, Given -house Plants, .ire. Persons
who wish to procure Trees or Plants to ;
improve their homesteads, will do well to ;
examine my Pr'ce List, which can be bad
W. BLAKE, Nurseryman,
Oct 22 J3mo Chester, s c.
IHAVE recently opened a new storo
(next to E. Stenhouse) where I will be
found, at all times, really to attend to any?
thing in my lino, snell as repairing and
making to order all kinns of PISTOLS,
GUNS, LOCKS, Ac, and will nive particu?
lar attention to repairing SEWING MA?
CHINES, IRON SAFES, Ac. Patronage
Nov 12 F. A. SCHNEIDER.
A AAA LBS. of primo DRIED AP
S+AJSJKJ PEES for salo low by
Nov 21 E. <fc G. D. HOPE.
THE undersigned will pay tho sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS froward)
for tho detection and conviction of thc in?
cendiary who (ired hi? Gin House, on the
night of thu 21st instant.
GttiHm N. November ._?.;, 1868.
Nov 2<! ~-l">: 4*
. . A I i OUSE on Sonate; street. Ap
??Mi. Nov IS FISHER A LOWRANCE.
C. F. JACKSON
WILL ?eil his stock ol DRESS SILKS at
much reduced prices, b-r tho next six
His stock ol EMPRESS CLOTHS, and
other DRESS GOODS, will be offered at
Remember, bargains for the next six
.lavs. Nov 22
OF DRESS TRIMMINGS jnst in at C. F.
SILK GIMPS, all styles.
Silk Velvet Ribbons, all col? r-.
Satin Ribbons, all colors.
Another lot of BLACK CLOTH CLOAKS.
Another lot of WORSTED GOODS,
Nubias. Hoods, Caps, Shawls, Scarfs, Ac.
COOKE'S New Novel-Mobun, or thc
Last Days of Leo and his l'alladins
Final Memoirs of a Staff Oflieor, serving
in Virginia, in somn sort a Sequel to Sur
rev of Eagle's Nest, f2.2.">.
Now supply of Surrey of Eagle s Nest,
Last Days of a King, an Historical Ro?
mance, translated from thc German, 50
Callamnra, a Thrilling Romance, by Ju?
Chambers' Miscellaneous Questions with
Answers. Cl 25.
Who is He? Au Appeal tn those w ho re?
gard with anv doubt the name of Jesus.
At DUFFIE & CHAPMAN'S
Nov j:l Bookstore.
COU:MTiIA. S. C.,
First Class Hotel, - - $3 Per Day.
WILLIAM A. WRIGHT
? y**,i-~^-\ HAVING assumed thc ma
TEL i - oagcmenl ol this HOUSE,
Wii^Bff'ijft' ii-.-i t ci fully solicits a share
gP.i-iA^jwffr '-' public patronage.
FJiKE OMA'/M'S to awl from Ihi ITottl.
Nov 10 1 no _
Pure Leal Lard
li: sale by
1 Nov?; FISHER A LOWRANCE.
At Swygert & Serin'.-?.
ITHRESH Buckwheat FLOUR,
1 Prime North Carolina MuXc*?, s--?m .
Golden I >ril> Sj rup. ,
Choice Gosheu Rutter, (.'!.? ...<, io.
Choice I .'.MU Y SUPPLIK, received I
dailv, st SWYGERT A ENN'S.
Suv s Iron j
H Hitters. !
Giu, Ac, Ac.
For sal. low by
Nov? USHER A LOWRANCE.
^r?^K\ grown at theae'Xurserios ^>
^rViS?s^^ is now offered for fall and win-I
*i iir ter planting, embracing AI'-j
PLFS and PEACHES ot all tho dioico]
varieties, including many Southern kinds, :
particularly adapted to our ?"il and eli-I
mate, from the earliest to the latost. '
Fi ?irs, tl.?- largest and bi st collection in i
the Si.nth, with new Southern varieties:
standards ami dwarfs, of largo size, cai: ;
!?. furnished. Apricots and Nectarines,
Flinns, Cherries, Qninces, Medlars, Ever
hoariug Mulberries, English Walnuts.
Spanish Chesnuts, French HnzSonuts, rod
ami white; Pomcgraiiitcs, Figs, soveral
hurdy kinds; Grapes, ail ile- choice table I
varieties and for vineyards; Raspberries,
Strawberry Plants, ali the best, suited to
ORNAMENTAL EVERGREENS, a large >.
ami varied collection, embracing manx,
new Cypresses and Junipers, suitable for i
Cemeteries; Magnolias, Deodar Cedars,
Ac, line seedling plants; Fuse.-, ?ill tho
best, including lin- new French kinds; (
Dahlias of every shade and color; Qladia- j
tors, new FI I neb and Belgiau; Tube I
liosos, Chrysanthemums; Asparagus and !
Horse Radish Roots; Osage Orange and :
Macartney Rose, fer hedges -niant these |
to protect yotuf-Orohards and Vineyards. ?
A new general deflbriptivo catalogue, con?
taining all necessary information, m press
and will be forwarded to ab patrons. All ?
orders should be addressed direct to me ?
and will receive prompt attention.
WM. SUMMER, Agent,
Nov .') }3mo Pomaria, S. C.
FOR family uso. No method is so cheap '
as this method, to make your own ,
Soap. Ono pound of Potash at 10 cents,
will, with thrco or four pounds of fat.
make all tho soap you nse. Try it anti
buj' tho Soap Potash at 10 cents a pound.
For sale by FISHER A HEINITSH,
Nov 13f Druggists.
THE CHARLESTON ELECTION PRO?
TEST.-After a twelve days, session
tho Council Board adopted tho fol?
lowing resolution, proposed by Al?
derman Marshall :
Resolved, That the Board do de?
claro the late eleetiou for Mayor aud
Aldermen illegal and void, and that
no persons have been duly elected to
the said offices of Mayor aud Alder?
men of the city of Charleston at
The following is the decision <>f
tho Board, which, on motion of Al?
derman Geddings, was signed by the
members agreeing thereto:
Tho eleetiou of a majority of thu
persons voted for at tho municipal
election of the City of Charleston,
held on thc second Tuesday of No?
vember, instant, in pusuauco ol' tho
Act of Assembly, entitled "An Act to
provide for tho election of officers of
tho incorporated cities and towns in
the ?State of South Carolina," ratified
on the twenty-fifth day of September,
A.D. ?5G8, having buen contested on
the part of sundry citizons and elec?
tors, and tho Managers of Elections
having been charged with illegal con?
duct, and the acting Board of Alder?
men having been duly convened, and
having proceeded, in accordance with
said Act, to examine the returus, to?
gether with the ballots, and to inves?
tigate the case, in order to declare
thc said election, and to make a de?
cision which shall be binding upon
The said Board, having made such
examination and investigated the
case by taking the testimony of wit?
nesses, thereupon do find that the
Mauagers of Elections in tho regis?
tration of tho voters failed to require
tho oath to be taken and sub?
scribed, as required by law, and iu
their qualification and organization
as Managers, in the holding and con?
duct of said election, and in the
counting of tho votes and in making
the return of said election, did not
conform to tue requirements of the
law in sueh ease made and provided,
in essential particulars; that many
other irregularities and illegalities
occurred in thc conduct of said elec?
tion in essential particulars; and that
ballots exceeding tho majorities
claimed for a majority of the persons
voted for, have been destroyed and
cannot be produced for examination.
Wherefore the said Board do de?
clare that there has l>ecn no legal
valid election, and that no persons
have bceu tl ti ly elected to the offices
of Mayor and Aldermen of tho City
of Charleston at said election.
ARRIVAL OP EMKIK.VNTS.-The fa?
vorite North Gem?an 1 ? : 11- Ic Gauss,
under the command of that experi?
enced veteran, Captain Weiting, left
Bremen on the 1th of October, bound
for Charleston via Baltimore, and
liaving on board about MOO passen?
gers, of whom loo were destined for
Charleston. We learn that the pass?
age out was m.ule nuder thc most
favorable circumstances, and favoring
breezes speedily wafted tho gallant
ship to the shores of America. In
crossing tho Atlantic, however, the
Gauss experienced heavy weather,
which drove her oui of hw course so
far to the Southward, thal she was
compelled to abandon the idea of
making Baltimore, and pul into this
port. - Ch'O'i'i&fon Courier.
The French Government continues
its prosecutions of the prc.-s willi un?
remitting severity. Tho editors of
(he Temps, IVibttmt, Journaille IJari.t,
Revell aud L'Arenlr have been sum?
moned to appear before tin1 civil tri?
bunal on friday next, to answer
charges made against them for pro?
moting thc subscription for the Bau?
TIK' Hungarian ofli ;ial red book
denounces tho disloyalty prevalent in
the Danubian Principalities to tho
Sultan's Government, and says they
have foi felted I heir claim to tho pro?
tection of the great power.
An armed band of negro thieves in
Newton County, Ga., wheu ''lacked
by the Sherill's posse, a few days
since, showed light, killing one and
dispersing the i est.
Mr. f). W. Brown lo t four valuable
mules und about fifty bushels corn in
Catawba Uiver ou last friday. Tho
wagon and harness were secured.
Dried Mullet Hoe.
SOMETHING extra fine. Porsalc at thc
Pollock House. Nov 26
Wanted to Rent.
ASMALL neatly-furnished HOUSE,
i?uitrtble tor thc accommodation of *
family of four. For snell a place, central?
ly located, a liboral rent will bo paid by an
approved teaaut Address L. H., alibis
Office. Nov 28
Jamos L. Clark,
MAGISTRATE, onion liauskett'a Build
in?, Law Range. Will attend
promptly lo collecting and other business
entrusted to bim. Nov 25 G
MESSAGE OK GOV. R. IC. SCOTT.
DELIVERED NOVEMBER 30, 18G8.
Fellow-Citizens of the Senate ami of the
House of Representatives:
In accordance with tho requisitions
of tho Constitution to loy before you
information of tho condition of tho
State, and recommend to your consi?
deration such measures us may bo
deemed necessary or expedient, I
shall proceed to perform that duty as
briefly as circumstances will permit,
postponing to a futuro opportunity
til? discussion of all questions not
directly connected with the adminis?
tration of tho Government. Thc in?
terval since your last sessidn has been
so brief, and the details connected
with tho organization of tho new
branches of public service have occu?
pied so much timo and attention, aa
to leave but little opportunity for the
consideration of matters of a more
general character, many of which
were fully discussed in my message
at tho special session.
Tho Act providing for tho assess?
ment and taxation of property has re?
ceived considerable attention, and tho
organization of the Auditor's Depart?
ment has progressed as rapidly as
circumstances would permit. Great
caro and caution have been necessary
in selecting tho officers to whom will
be entrusted tho execution of tho tax
law; but it is believed that thc ap?
pointments made, and to ho made,
will givo efficiency and success to this
important department of the Govern?
ment. I shall lay before you, at tho
earliest practicable period, tho com?
plete assessment of tho property of
tho State, which will afford thc ne?
cessary basis for taxation.
Thc estimate of tho Auditor for the
contingent fund may appear large,
but it should be remembered that tho
Assessor's books, blanks and other
forms for tho whole State, aro to bo
provided out of this fund, not only
for the asssessment which is about to
be made, but for that which will
have to be made previous to the con?
vening ot the General Assembly in
Thc organization <>f the Auditor's
Department, and the successful com?
pletion of the first assessment of pro?
perty, will involve a large amouut of
labor and some unusual expenditures,
but :vs the result aimed at is most
desirable, 1 recommend that the Le?
gislature will afford every facility for
the accomplishment of the object.
By reference to the report of tho
Comptroller-General, it will be seen
that the entire bonded debt of the
State is !?.>, 107,306.27, consisting as
Three per cent, stock,
payable ut tho plea?
sure of tho State_ $38,83G GO
Six uer cent, lire loan.
payable in 1870. 31 I I'M SO
Six per cent, stock new
State House.1,775,000 00
Six per cent, stock and
bouds funded debt... 1,282,071 27
Five per cent, bonds,
lire loan. ?84,HI 51
Six per cent, bouds,
Ulueilidge Railroad.. ! 000,000 00
Six per e.nt. bonds,
new Stab- Capitol... 511,000 00
Milking a grand total
Interest duo on the en?
tire debt July 1,180s.. ?355,201 27
[uteresf, due January 1,
1869., . 150,2! 1 38
Total ?I.tel..st. $au HS 7U
Tins is not the interest o', a capi?
tal debt of ?5,107,306.27, al six per
cent.; but the reason is obvious asa
portion of tho debt is at tin. per
lient, und another portion ut fivi per
Jn addition 1 > tho foregoing inte?
rest paying debt, there is a ll ?utiug
debt of ?160,000, ta the sha;-.' ol bills
receivable, authorized by the Legis
latnre, which arc uvaihiblo for taxes,
and which ?ill all be probably ab?
sorbed by application to that pur?
pose during tho present quarter, thus
giving but little aid to tho Treasury
in tho way of earn nt funds. This is
the lust ipiurter of thc coil dion for
1867, nuder tho assessment by the
military commander, und it \yill leave
the entire collections for 186S availa?
ble for the purposes of the Treasury.
They would have been sooner collect?
ed, but for the difficulties nttcudant
upon putting tho new tax law in op??
ration, the collections under which
will commence in January next.
Under the new law, bringing every
class of property on the tax list, at
its bona Jule valuation, including
much of what has boen heretofore
exempted and a still larger amount
entered at nominal value, at a mode?
rate estimate, there will be lidless
than three hundred millions of pro?
perty as a basis of taxation. Tins, at
a very low per con toge, will afford