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SCUMIHA. MILLER COUNTY. MISSOURI! HjURSDAY. JANUARY 10. 1879 42 172
J;. Gsaso Valley Banner.
Official Pper f Miller f nst.
" EJIiom. Publisher iod Proprietors.
PuhlUhtd Jivery Thursday.
J?r jMn it Advance, $1.00,
It not paid until lhrp(rtiob of the year $1.28
" Offlo'':' Ob" Bri7iH)or of Mituaie iai
..... Odd F!low bulidtrg.
OFflOUI. DIBKUIOKY. .
fUmnr . -.- J.fQN f.. PIIKf.tt.
t, .ilVOevernae II. C BRiKJKMVKK
-o- fc!'f 4 State .... M. K.. McOHTlI
'irvMurer . ELIJAH GATKt.
Audlf' TBOM tf HOLLaIM V.
Ait's U ineral . - JAl KStKM I, SMITH.
Reiner l Lends . J AH. K. M IIKNBY.
Hj'1 Public Instruction K. D. MI AM. NUN,
JUDUE8 SCFRtMR COURT:
Toe Y r . . . JOHN W.HEVRV.
KichiY-M WARWICK. HOIJ'-H.
M. Y-.rs . TllOi. A HHKRVHHM)
Four Years - W. H. M A PI ON.
Tu Y.er . . K. II. NORTON.
CO UNI Y:
K .prentlv . MAMLT HARRISON.
Circuit aC-ii'lyOie-k - JUKI, U. I MKK
Hnoriff Outlctnr. i'lNCKMt Y ft. MILIA R
Probst Juui(.Tres,f J Art II. 'lOIIU,
Pns-cuiiag An y - - K O.MVALKH.
Ktrvr . 11 S BUlf INOAME.
cbo.1 Commissioner - W. M- LUMPKI V
Croui.r - . M. P. HiCKMaN.
FOB FO.UALITY lOWNHII'i
J.ISlIc Cil Ilia I'eac AMVItbB UkotHMtK.
Com.aMo . - ,( N tcott.
rostofltc address, Ti t utnbl
TtltM-i (A lOURl':
CIRCU.T CO U 111: Mret Kuurib Monday in
M r n ana 'J mm Monday la SepteuitM'r;
O. W. Mux. Jude.
COUNTY 'COURT: Mi First Monday In
Knlirukfk, Mv, August and Novum r;
W.K. WmoHf, pridt"i( Ji.ti'; Join
B. JollS, lil dtrtric', IilkAtf ItsKO, iud
d'tlrm, aaoc'lM Jtul'l'.t.
PROBATE COURTi Mete Second Mon
day ii) K tir jv, M Augul and Nov
lll'l.f. J. f. 1 fio 'J id( .
M E I'burcn Tucldi''I Hrd Hun lT, Morn
Ixm ( .v.ntn, nd UI'Mll. OU brt'j tV't.
. X M Hamiy, pMtrr.
M. E. Chunb Mt. Pit, at 4 u'clnck
r. in. on lb Hud and 4'.b 8nudayi. Kkt.
M. K.' Ciiurch IVrl. I d Sjndy, mornlon
and Kvanlnir. J. M. DrI1t. Htior.
CURI3TIAN Ctinrch Tuutn'. 4 h r,rd'i
day, moru.i:t; and oveniDg, W, V, Uoiair.
W BIO II TS f.hoo hout, nir LlniStnf
lit and d ' lird' diTa. J. H. I) T iuon
O" llm Innd It. E. Mlnn q fie 3 d.
8PR1NO OARDSN, 4.b L .rd'adar. W. K.
HALPM Church, on 4 b I, -rd' dy, 11 o.vlock
a m. Shiu'I itututaar, 'Ur.
HAPTI8T V ' lha ar commne'c fP'.
1877. Tba lima o' miuiiinK .-f n.c i church ID
hia AaorlaiUD U rulnl h hluid.
UNION Cifrb Mrft. 4 b S.turd.j lo aacb
monift. J M ,lltbi rai'U.
'IQ RICH WOODS Ct.ii.mii. 3rd
Sturdv In aacfc mootb, 8. O. Burku, mod.,
Taut. Mrchant. Clark
LITTLE HICinVOOi'M ns.irch nu a d
b'f ta aun nj. nth. J. M. liihb-. mod.
PLKi'SAwT. POINT OnirckmeaU lit
Hiuri KM. Joou tjrnilh, rnd.
WT GLAZE Chnrch-meeu 1U Paiurday,
J. M. Hilbba, ifod.
UKAVES I11LL Cbureb mKtt 2nd Sat'y
to paion, -
NEW S ALEU Cjurck satnU 4(b Saturday,
Eld. bunoati, rnul.
SABBATH 8ihool, at M'. PUa.ant, 8
o'clock p. m. aiery Bunday. 1. II. Auttlr,
H i pi, ,
Otjr Rler Aanwlatlon will nct with
I. Ida Rlohwuixl C'nurch, Mlllrr county, li
rallMt aa l Itxria. pd Tteurda hfvr iba
! Sa urlay n Hptrnhr, 1S79 H. O.
Uk, -W B M.Cubhln., TUrk.
. J'. C i. J.
TuKumbl R. A. Chaptar N. 87,
A. f. fc A. M , mettlhHr ball tbaHooond
Htturday ailar lull nsn wch monlb.
11. BAiLYrkJ, H. P.
Wa. H. tUunlln, ciaj'y. .
TuaeuiaWa L ) Nj, 4S77a. P. 4 A. M.
Wt Saturday oa or befoia fi ll moon io
.. J' ' H. BKaiiivroKD, W. M.
H. C. Tow. 8c'r.
brumlay. U. U,. A. T. A A. M . bold rf.
fular eoDiaauolcallona KalU'day tUbl on or
aitr lull moon In ate mootk.
J. L. CoKita. W. M,
C 8. Philufi, IJao'r. .
J. o. O. J
. TuMsuftibia, Lixlire, 800.
I. O. O. P. Hold tbalr rwuiar dbiiiki aory
Wadoaacay afe4llp(, at J o'eloi k r. D. , -1.
T. Jobnmm, N. 0.
U. C. Topis CUeW.
rumaant Ml. L nIii, o. W. I.O O. F.
1114 rayular bbmUok wy Balurday, at
I o clock . u
. . 4. P, SrAiMno, . G.
A. J. 1.ot, Sh't.
UafVk Lxoif, ti'K 40. 1. U O. r. aaaatle
rtuUr mmwuniina NHI A'alUrday
, ' Is4i Latcukm N. G.
U.w run T. Jama, baa'y .
ATTOHNHV AT i-AW,
',Zm Estate end Claim Accst. ; '
Tncanibla, Mo. )
T. B. RoblBStn, V '
ATTOIINMY AT LAW-i
TownmblaM i. '
JOfflca at prixnfln th Oonrl,'Kie. '
Probata hinlnnw, C Dpttorn, Priltloolot
laul and QataMnf Tiltn a Mpsclalitr.
ilara bean "itrk ri tba Oontf and Circuit
Cnuna lor lit yaart. am hm"1" w'h b
Rwd.. Imva.lha oo'y ABSTRACT OK
AT TO t JN J : Y AT IA. W.;
T'"ciit)la. M .
Winraotr hi protwaUHl ta Millar ft
adj. 4nl nrf anuitttfa. . , '" " ' "'
Jrob ian(t. .
ATTOHNKY AT LAW,
Tun iinibU. M.
AH rindn-! IrtrimH to hla car Will b
prompt It and (altb'ull y attended to.
Attorney'at Law, Notary Pubho and
LAXD A ti K2VJ".
Will practice hit prolnuloo in Miller and
adl ilnlrie cnimtlM.
e T. White.
Attorney -at- Law,
Jtff-trgon City, Mi.
II. Lt. Hamilton,
Attorney .at- Law,
Jf ff-trbon Uitj M.
Attorney -at- L aw ,
Jt lTrBon City, M.
Joseph H. KiJward,
Attorney -at- Law,
Jr-ffarson City, MO.
Pracilrhuj I'liyniclan a n d
1 'lecirsiml I'arin TVlo.
PhyHici in h tiuroAon and
PItca,ol Women and Children mada a
Phy-ician. a d Surgeon.
J . 1. Ooimer
Physician a n d Surgeon.
Cjt. XV. NlM'lton.
Physician Accouchiier a n tl
Tttictlty IIt-, lIo,
Rpcia1 aufntion clvon tJ dlawi cl
Wnmrn and Chil lrii.
(u. V. 'J remain,
JPhyiician and Surgeon,
O CULTS and AUJUST
I. O. add rata, Tj'cumiia. Mo.
O. A. iiowmnn.
1 13 N T I H T,
Will visit Tuacurubia on tea 4th Tuetday
of attb montS aid remain two dtya.
3'of rj 1'ubltc t Land Agent,
l UHoumbia, IMo.
S m. i'Z iCnrton.
JVo ary Public & Conveyancer,
.Tim Iloniy Townnldj,
IMlilar touaty M'taouri.
Will attend to all otilnaia utruatd to
- MILLER COUNTY.
V ' T
To tha XXX tb k Ansembly.
fiATO".AKb Rm tlrW:
I walooma you t. t Sd of your ardu
oat labor. An app Ueand Intelligent
eootiltUARcy, Who ' j.ceou will tpaak on
tba Iraportaat "tdeb will coma be.
ir yuu, wilf i;iwj.'? await the ret'jlu.
The provision ol IM l -.'.itUlutlon limit and
rwitnct tba powrri ot umi Lagljlature. Tba
great otJ"Ot ba ben '. ia rwirtct lrslative
action, ui Ih it can bp foarai and not spe
cial, ll-nce local and m.clal lUItion uat
1L ' iutnrif anactmanl
tball ba bD&ftUi to lli7i!(pl oniiii coun
try. It U prerumed IV ill t bncflcll to all
tba ptxipla of this Ei t'fv T.'irra bat been a
gn-ni than In patfTc iplrion ou lb it ub-i-0t
wi.b)n ray rciu." ' . In former jeart
it,wat. i"iid .jj)".; r ; "woula ooOoTaat
ilii-ir ruoney in lUuuuiaiAuriun and otbrrau
terprlsfe unlet I bum engafliOK la tbe bull
neta could ol.la'n a apecUl th.rUrot Incor
I'oratlon; and wban agmicral law was adv
taied In order lo dispense with (Uoh speclul
lrftttiOn, It was arsued ta one would rif k
Ins capital, when the general law was snhjucl
to chantre or repeal by tubstqueat L '!
tntvrx- Thou u'ltitifr sucti otijctions to Kn
erl laws lor lnctrporatous and little or no
faith In the rapacity ol ilia prople lo govern
themielvoi. H,nci(il laws cronliog corpora
tions are prohibitod; and In those stales
wbosa constitutions on U at(ub)cl are timt
lar to onr own, manf tsrporationa exlu,
l.rrafd under a generallsw. 8 Incorpora
tions under the general loi ire created every
day in tbe Htair. I rHr io ihosn provulont
ol our Cunttitutton which prohibit local and
pecUl louitltition, so that th ii inert I Ai
rnbM', as will as a tba Chiul Kxccutive ol
Ibla S ato, may not, In ie great desire to
erve the peopli-, be "ntniadlul of the saluta
ry provisions. Too (i vernor H required, at
the commeneemont ol each soation of the
(enerK Aiscinbly to ttive inlPrmallop o tba
ond li.n t ttie I rc"ury it titij-ci ol
Crave Ituporiance, nr.i noni
f 1 1 speak ol 11 first. ,
TIIK TIlKA I
ThHlIouef HtpretintaUet,by resolution,
r qui tt'd the 1'roaturer to inlorm tbe II jusk
bow much there was in the I rfktury, and
wnrre tbe ta.ne ( riupoHte! or kept, llr
r-plitxl tb,i money of tbe State was deposit
ed and kept a follow.!
Bank or Hi. J jteph. Mo $1,031,093 42
National Kink Suw of Mis
souri 09 24G 54
National Kxcharga Rank, Jaf-
lerson City 2.IM1SI
In vault 10.020 Oil
Total I.I.",44fi 16
The 1'reaaurer named tbe reveral lunua U
wh'ch tbe monny tM-longed. II also avi:
"1 luribcr ttie that, io Hn.u:b as there !
no statutory law ttivuig rflrci lo s.ctlon 15,
a'tlcle 10 ot the Cjnttitution, 1 bare not no
served tba riqalroi.ntt l thime, but
bare the variuut lundt in my custody so sit
uated thut 1 can subji-ct the came lo the re.
quutmenU of any lrgilution that may be
adopted for the eovcrn.-nnt ol tbe Trury
l)epar;mint. 1 may lurttir atnte that 1 have
taken a bond from the Itauk of St. Joseph,
or di v own protection, tor ono million dol
lar. Relieving that tne prrsent Ueo.ral
Attrmbly would, at an early dy, enact laws
enlorcing the Conftltulttn. the tunds in my
custody bava been temporarily drpottted in
the foregoing banks for keeping, and no
lutret ii' 9 been paid lor the tsuie.'.
Hills to carry into effect tbe pi ovistonl ol
seciiou 15 artiils 10, were Introduced at.d
were pasted by eacn h u of tbe Oeneral
Assembly, hut tbey dinVred in their proU ,n.
The Ltg tlaiure lai led Id enact any laws to
cxrry Into ellwl the provininns ot said section
15, lo reulkte tba depoMlt and tafe cutrly
ol tba public tnoneyt. Tue State Treaiurur
was tkeo left to be governed by tbe statute
law In tbe discharge ot bis official (lu lei.
Tba TreaMir. r gave bl official bond at re
qu rod by l.w in tne turn of oue million dol
lars, wtm eleven m ret if 4 a portion "I wbom
Jusl'fled to the airountpf $1,665,100, wbicb
bond was tiled with tt S-crrt.ry ot Slate,
with my approval of this ssin Indorsed there
on, ll thi sureties ol t&a Treasurer rhouid
beoome Inrolvent, or rove from tbe b'ate,
nowbiro is the autbt iy riven to ibe U iv
ernor or any otl.er e4 ur. to require a r.e
bond or additional arcttf fry to be givn. U is
true, such request uimlt be tnaoV, but tb.ro
is ou power or authurry to coerce a compil
ance, or peualtv lor no-ompliatice
a a J.
1 1 tbe month of Auiutt, 1878, the Mastio
Bank failua, and It hm:i wtre p'aced lo the
hand of its sulrnae. At the date or Its fail,
ure the State Treasii'vr claimed to hnv. to
bis credit in that bank tbe turn of $50ti,187,
80, moneys ol ire Stat r, To secure the pay
ment ol his deposit in that bank he bad
token the bond 01 the b.tk to tba sum ol ono
million do. Ure, with tumtiet, and also soota
collaterals which be had received from some
of tba sureties ou iuv bond. A portion of
ibeta collateral bsve been surrendered lathe
parlies who bad pleUnd th'w and bs hat re
CHlvad in cash the iuiU el $J00,C00, which ri
duces bl dxm.nd kai' st that bank to the
sum of $281187 80. t .
NstiicwaL ro.voisa iiunbi.
B mds of Hits Mate in ibe amount rf ?338,
000 tell due at differsnl periods In th. vi-ar
1877, and bond to the amount olJl'.K) (AM)
t.ll due in 1878. The act of Match :0 h,
1875, provided rfor tba tttu ol new hoodt,
and the proceeds Ti,ae txi ids wore direct
ed to be app. led to the. payment of botrts of
tbl S ato itaurd H tb cara 1855. I860 and
1857. Tbote bondii war redermabU ai the
pleatur ol the Leg t-I.e ure at any lime after
the expiration ol ,nty year Irom their
dtta. Ru', by lb ct referred to, It was de
rlared those bonds ' i,M be redeemed at tbe
expiration of tweoi' wars from tbelr rep
live dates. Tbe bi wnich fi ll di In 18:8
fell due In U anouu Ot' March, April. May,
August, October t. December. By Ibe
terms of tbia act notn. ndi eoold be Issued at
a later data than tbo year 1877. Tbe con
stitution pro V le there saall Ke an annual
lax levied and collected, sr.tll jlent to pay
Iba . accruing Inlereat upon thj bonded debt
of the Utaie and. lo r1uc the rr-nolpl
thereof each year not lets thaa $2."0 000.
Tbaatten'ioa ol the Le1-lture o.U.d tu
the lad mat whilst at eai $'j;.u,O0O re
quired to be anoually set apart lor tba extin
guishment ot th bunded dfh: ol iba H ala.
there wn d lali due lo 1H78, $490,000 of
bonds. This would be iu exo ol the
amount n quired t j be placed In the 6 nkl.ig
I'jnd. tud wltUou. a i-uukidarablq locraaaa lu
the revenue, tbl sum could not be paid
without additions! lecltUtton. No addition
al legltlation on thai subject was lied. Tfce
amount ol $1.328 000 ot bonds frlldueio
1877 and 187S and there Was no probability
Us Bute would b able to pay mors than
the sum of $0,000 annually, as required by
the Constitution. It was tben apparent that
at, ondor tba act of March 29;h, 1676, lb on
ly bonds which flnol 1 be found were those
which fall dus In 1S77. there would ba a Be
cestiiy lo convene ue Legislature to provide
lor tba exigency, or to fund;the bonds which
fell due In that year. Tba latter coarse was
adopted. My predecessor stated to Iba tier,
aral Assembly, In hit meatage. "that Id 1877
thera will be to fund 85V8 000. In 1878 $0.
000, and none during the following four
year. As, under the act of March 29ib,
1375. only the bonds fal'ing due this year Can
be funded, you will have to provide by anew
airt ftofitedlnKtemoBt, 1240,000. forlOTS.
lt vm apparent to him thal.tbe Stat would
be oompslled to fund In the years 1877 and
1S78 the taoi of $828 600 or IU bonded debt,
olihe$t,!)28,0O0uf bonds which fell due in
those years. Toe bonds wore issued lo aid In
tbe construction of tba roads hereinafter
mentioned, n1 fell due at tbe time stated.
BTSTK IIOVr.H MiTURfD ix 1877.
March 17. 8c L, & Iron Moiint'n $ 00 000
April 18, tit. I.ouit & Iron Mount'n 8 000
May 14, North Mourl Rtllroid ICMI.IXK)
AtfRUtt 1, North Miourl Rttlroad 14(1000
August 12, Ctiro A Kulton R. K ... 45,000
Osuiber 17. Cairo A Kul:on R. fl- 43,0iX)
December 7, PaciBc R. R. (3, W.B.) 831,000
Total io 1877..... $838,000
BTATC llO.Xlli MAU SKD IN 1878.
Utrch4, I'acldc lUilrotd (S.W.B)
Juue 2, Ptciflc R .droud (S. W B )
Jane 21, Pacific Rtllrotd (3.W 11 )
October 10, I'acific It. R. (d. W. B.
October 50, 1'nciCj K. R. (S.W.B.)
Nov. 20, Pe 11 5 Ktllroad (J.W.B.)
Doc. 12 (Cairo t Fulton Railroad
Totsl;in 1S7S $100,000
ADDITIONAL Itk I.VVR NBEDEO.
At tba last sestlon of tbe Legi.lature, when
tba temporary 1 an ol $250 003 Wis recora
mended by tne, I advised steps should then
be taken to increase tbe reyeDue so that Ibe
loan should be paid at Its maturity from sucb
increase. Kjj this purpose 1 recommend a
poll tax ol one dollar be imposed on every
male person over tba see of twenty-one, and
if this bsd been done, tbe loan tben author
l.sd would have been paid, principal and
iiterett, by tbe rt venue Irom that source.
It a poll lax of one dolUi shall be. Imposed,
and tbe same autbority to collectjt with Ibe
collector now bas for tbe collection of the Ui
on personal property, I estimate $300,000
would ba collected, and. the poll tax, it au
thorized, can bo added to the assessment lift,
and placed on tbe tax b xk for this year.
More revenue mutt be raised and expenses
mutt be reduced. R it little revenues ia de
rived from drsm-tbop licenses, and I am sal
Ifefled tbe quantity oi spirit ued as a bever
age bas not been dimlulshcd much. If aDy,
within the last lew years. I reoorooiend tbo
minimum tax to be levied en each dram
shop lor State purpose, be cot lees than $50
for every period of six month, (cba mini
mum tax la now $25,) and that noconoty.
city or town shall Impose a greater tax tbao
the State imposes from a dram-shop license.
Tnere are dram-ehop keeper who pay only
from $'.0 to $100 per year lor State purposes
and who pay several hundred dollars to the
city or town treasuries for a dram-8tiop
license. Y.m are at well all 1 to estimate as
I am, whether the property of the State will
be Vulued at high lor the collection of taxes
this year as for the 'preceeding yeara. Tbe
8ute i slowly increasing In population, but
tbe value of property has been greatly de
pressed lor the past few years. There are
good rvason to believe this period of depres
sion of vilue has ceased, and that we tball
now base pros porous limes. Within tbi
State, in tbe last year, nearly 200 iniiei of
railroad bav been put io operation, and
means are now being raited to speedily build
other railroads la our State. Such Improve-
rnvnte Increase the Value of property, add
wealth to tba country, aud Invite and Induce
Immigration. , It is not a pleasant task to In
vite you to Increase tba taxes tube borne by
tbe people of the bWate. But when wa con
sider that tbe amount of taxes paid tu the
d ate It only 40 cents on tba $100, it shows
tbe taxation lor the Stat urposee Is llRtt.
Toe auormoua taxes which the poopl or this
Slate pay are the county taxes, aod taxe lor
the erection ol splendid edifice for school
houses, and Interest on couu'y or school In
debtedness recklessly created laveial yuan
ago, before tn great shrinkage of values.
Tb old maxim for all governments, nation
al, State or municipal, Is "to pay a you go,''
and this bee bern iKH ditregarded.
Tba expenditures for tb first six rcootbs
of this year will be very large, and some of
them will not occur next year, foe pay ol
tba General Assembly i estimated at $145,
000; IU contingent expense, $30.00J; paper
fof printing, printing report and document
ordered by the GiUeral Assembly, prlolinK
Journal, and printing- and binding tbe revis
al code and session ecu, $50,001) ( total of
$2t5 000;) tb temporary lean $250 000; and
tba 25 per cent, of toe revenue fund to ba
paid to the "publie school fund,' or State
School Money in tha month ol March, aod
lb interest on the Slate bond aod omlfl
cities of ludebt-duts held by tie Stale as
Iru-ta for tbi fund, will all amount to about
$537,000, wbicb will be drawn from th
Treasury, principally In tha month of April.
Tbe amount paid out of tb "public school
fund," or Bute school money, for tbe cor
responding period of time last year, wa
$537,30tJ47. These sums will exgert one
aailltoo, one tbmtind three buadrel and
six dollar, which tba Slat may be called on
to pay on or before tha first of July oext.
Tb receipts ol tbe revenue during tb first
six months of this year, together with tbe
balance of the revenue fund, if all ol it shall
be available, will' ba insufficient to meet
these demand. Tb teraporarv loan ol $250
000 must b renewed or extended iwr m longer -period
of time. Tbe Important doty dorolv
et on you to diminish the expenses of the
State, to Increase its revenues, and to provide
fjr tu reownl of tie. temporary loan.. In
such measure as you may devise to accont.
pllsh tbesa objects, or arty other measures for
the Welfare of the people of the State, you
will have my concurrence and cordial co-op.
e ration. ,
TUBLIO SCHOOL Fl'MD.
Tbe publio school fund is Invested In tba
bond and certiflcat of indebtedness of tb'S
Slate, all hearing six per ceLt interest, tbe
Income ot which with 25 per cent of tbe gen
eral' revenue of the Stele, Is applied to tbe
support of public schools. Tbe iund is inves
ted as follows:
Bonds of this Stale.......... $2,000 000 00
Certificate of indebtedness 000,000 00
Cash in treasury 467 1 1
TOtAl(aee4eeseaeateeea$2liO!) l')7 1 1
Tb bond oi the 8tt bi-loogtog to Ibis
fund are In the custody of tba Trecurer.
STATK IXTKRIttT AMD 61NKI.NO VI .VOi,
The State Interest fund consist ot a tax of
one-filth of one per centum per annum levtcd
and collected on all property subject to tax
ation. By the provisions ol tbe Constitution
tbo proceeds ol the tax shall be applied to
tbe payment of tbe Interest on the bonded
debt ol the Stat a it shall mature, and the
surplus, it any, shall be paid Into the Sink
ing Fund, and therefore be applied to th re-
demption ol th bonded Indebtedness of tbo
State. And there bas been paid nut of the
Sn.kiog Fund, In the last two years, $535,000
for the redemption of tbe public debt. 'Part
of this money was applied in payment of
twenty bonds, which interest, which. have not
heretofore been reckoned as a part of the
debt ol tbe Siate. Tb indebtedness of this
State on the 1st of January, 1877, was $17,.
208,000. Th Indebtedness on the lit Of Jan-.
uary, 1870 was 10 768 000.
Tbe statute laws of this State of general
nature must be revised by the Legislature,
or a plain and important injunction of the
Constitution will be disregarded.
By virtu of an act passed by the last Leg
islature, provision was made for stocking tbe
river of this State with fish. Young Bsb,
principally stlmon, have been sent to the
Coma.isslnner of the United States, nod have
been placid in our rivers. A further sup
ply will be sent to tbis State during this year,
and will probably be distributed In other
streams. But a small sura of money wa ap
propriated to defray tbe expenses which
might be Incurred, and therefore, unless the
Legislature sball make a further appropria
tion for this object, a portion of the expense
attendant on tbetrantpcrUt!unoftbemall
fry must ba defrayed by the ciiizene rlsidlcg
on the streams to ba stocked with fitb. Tha
object is to stock our rivers with fish which
will afford cheap and nutritious food. Fru
culture is no longer an experiment. With
very little expense and care tbe supply of
flsb of a better quality than tboe which swim
in our streams will be largely increased.
TUB OS AO a.
Tba Legislature at Its last session appro
priated $1,000 to be expended in removing
obstructions to tb navigation of th Osage
river at Bolton sboals. I was authorised and
required to appoint some practical business
man, familiar with tbe character ol that river,
and having knowledge ol what wasneoessery
to be done to remove th obstruction, to
superintend the removal of th bar. By
many it was belloved that that sum was cot
sutlloisnt to accomplish th work, I appoint
ed lion. Jo. W. McClnrg, wbo possessed all
the qualifications named In tbe act, to super
inten I th work. Th obstruction to tb
navigation of tb river I removed, and there
Is at that bar as great a depth of water a
there is oa tbs Shipley shoal, balow tb Bol
ton bar. Tbo . superintendent made no
chrg for bl personal Keryic in superin
tending that work, and there is a small bal
ance of the appropriation unexpended. I
trust there will b no further requirement for
the State to appropriate Ha money for th
Improvment of that river, as the United
Stiles bas md an additional appropriation
for tbat purpos. an will Undoubtedly p
proprlau (till Iurtbr Sums, to b disbursed
in that direction. Th Improvement of tb
navigation of tha Osage I ft mat tor ol vast
Importance to the people residing oa tbe
banks aod In tn ylclo ty ol that rtvr
J01JS 8. PBBLPB,
Jxrrcatow City, Mo., Jsnuary 0, 187". :
Th City Council of Ct rk. Ireland, by
vote, decldid not to giv Central Grant a
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