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May we be permitted to ask,
why i it that white men are rigor
ously condemned to the chain-gang
tud made to labor along our most
prominent streets, while uot a
' negro cau be found among thorn?
It is very strange that in a city
where every day negroes uro com
milting offences of nearly all char
acters and grades our work-houses
and jails contain so few of them,
aud our chain-gangs are made up
by white men.
Can it be that our city govern
ment are so debased and prejudiced
that they virtually give the negroes
licence to do ns they please, com
mitting assaults, disturbing the
peace, being drunk and disorderly
and guilty of other crimes, aud yet
because, perhaps, of the political
efl'ect, he i to be allowed and en
couraged in riding rough shod over
the people and the laws? Cau it
to that the otilclals, lookiug to the
negroes as the basis of their politi
cal power, will so demean aud de
grade themselves as to permit ne
groes unbridled license, while
white mou arc made to sutler addi
tionally in order to satisfy the
wants of an outraged law ?
If such be tho case it is only be
cause of the honorable disposition
of the negro himself that we are
not subjected to greater injury and
mure crimes; aud because the
negro himself hag more respect lor
the law ami for himself ill nn have
those who pander to his grossest
nil most debased appetites and
Let the law be impartially ad
ministered. We do not belivvo
every man a roguo because he
chances to be a Radical. When we
condemn Radicals we mean the
party and uot individuals. A man
may be a Radical and be i.u honest
man (strange as it may seem), but
he cannot at the same time, bo a
mail of good sound seiiro.
If there are those of the city offi
cials who ere honest and want to do
right, let them make it a business
to see the laws impartially admin
istercd towards both whites and
blacks. Because a poor devil hap
pens lobe while (a most unfortu
nate aud thcreforo pitiable thing,)
don't for God's sake add to Ids al
ready overwhelming nmfortuuu
and double all the pain and pen
alties ha must sutler.
Mr. k-niToa.
I understand a committee lias
been engaged for some weeks ma
nipulating a new obarterfor the
city. A resolution of the city
Council authorized each member
to select two citizens on tho com
mittee, but Dr. Oilman reported in
the Council that Mr. My gut had
selected this committee, whilst Mr.
Mygatt stated in a public meeting,
last Saturday night, that he hud
not selected the present committer.
At the citizens of the present lim
its, nor those outside of it to be
"brought hi, nor the city Council
nor their Representatives in the
Legislature, have been consulted in
this matter or permitted to see it;
aud as Dr. Foster offered a resolu
tion lu the Council that it should
be published, will you be kind
enough to inform us what the com
mittee have done why tho result
of their labors have not been pub
lished, and when we shall be per
mitted to see this precious docu
ment? Ah Imterimted Party.
Anticipates) Rouoii Times is
the Next World. Leroy Cotton,
commonly known ns "Bud"' Cot
ton, who was to have been hung,
in Galveston, Texas, on the 8tU
inst., for the killing of Major
Lochinaa in a brothel there about
a year since, avoided execution by
committing suicide the night be
fore. He left a letter requesting
thut bis body bo given to his
brother, and evidently anticipating
lively times in the region for which
he was about to depart that a
knife be buried in the coffin with
Spiakixq of the threatened Fe
nian raid upon this aide of the
border, the Montreal Witness re
marks that it would be utterly be
neath the dignity of Canada to
ask the United States far any in
tervention ar protection in the
We understand the new charter
is, at least, about prepared for pre
sentatlon to the Legislature. Gen
erally it seems to be a fair irstru
meut, allhough.it lacks several uec
cssary points and coutalns iinpcr
fectious. It is to be hoped that a
provision will be made, in tho way
of amendments, for correcting
these Imperfection and supplying
the defects which time will dis
close. Among its provisions is one for
a geucral election of city officers
in December.
Wo ask why cauttot this election
bo held earlier ?
Why must the city offices be con
trolled by "outsiders," that Is, those
whose authority is not derived, as
it should be, of tho people ?
The people demand that the af
fairs of their city shall be within
their coutrol. If they did not de
mand it, ii would bo their right,
aud should be accorded them.
Why, tlieu, wo ask must those
offices be withheld from the peo
ples' control to whom they belong,
for three-quarters of a year?
Wbeu we ask this question we
are answered that tiiuo is neces
sary to puss ordinances, 4c. Does
it require six months or a year to
origiuuto and pass a few ordi
nances ?
It cauuot be that all our laws aud
ordinances lu relation to the city
are to oe changed and the whole
matter revolutionized. There is no
necessity for such a thing.
Is there any other reason for this
unwarrantable delay except that It
is to keep the offices in the grasp ol
the present hands for the longest
possible- period ? Even If it is de
sirable to hold the regular elections
in the fall iustead of spring, as
formerly, why cannot a special
elcctiou bo ordered by the Gov
ernor and held ? It Is the peoples'
right and jn-tico to them demands
it. We call upon the people to in
sist upou this right and privilege.
Let the people exercise their right
of choosing their own officer.
The charter can be passed and
put in operation iu a few days, or
at the furthest two or three weeks.
Why cannot wc have an election
in thirty days ? Thero is but one
sourco ol opposition, and that is the
present Incumbents. Hut should
their interest weigh against thut of
the whole city ? The election can
be held, if ordered, aud let it be
Then, again, why is it that objec
tions are made to the publication
of the new charter before present
ing it to the Legislature?
Should it not come before the
peoplo for their consideration?
Is It not going before tho Legis
lature as the exponent of tho peo
ple's wishes and wants ?
Who then so capable and so
proper to Judge thereof?
If the people object to it their
objections may as well be known
now as after its passage by the
Legislature, when it must be sub
mitted to the people's vote, and
would probably be defeated.
We hope those in charge of this
mat tor will act fairly and for tho
best interests of all.
Elsewhere a correspondent asks
a question wo our here, and to
which wc give the only reply in
our power. This is a matter of
such great importauuethat we hope
our peoplo will iutist upou an an
swer to our questions.
In London, on the 8th inst.,
Mr. Inmun, one of the proprietors
f the Liverpool, Philadelphia and
New York line of steamships
(commonly known as tho Intuitu
line.) publishes a communication.
in which he expresses his disbelief
that the sb-atniT City of ll'istun
foundered in a uulo. IK; wtys the
City of Boston and the City of
Antwerp were twin boats, and
they both encountered the same
gale, the latter without damage or
serious dilllculty. All things con
sidered he thinks the Boston col
lided with one of the icebergs so
numerous to tho northeast of Cape
Race and went down when only
two or three days out from Hal
ifax. The underwriters, as we are in
formed, through tho same source,
have been paying, for several days
past, all risks, reckoning tho ves
sel and her cargo a total loss.
The loss of this steamer will carry
woe to many a hearth stone, as
she was a large and favorite pas
senger craft, and was crowded, on
the unfortunate trip, with passen
gers. A Western paper says that Art-1
zonia would fee uod country u
tue veni n4 u Apacnes.
This 1 an important considera
tion for us of the gulf states, whose
wealth is derived' from cotton, su
gar and rice.
Some argue the case lu this way:
If an average acre of our lands will
produce three huudred pounds of
cotton with an ordinary season,
worth, say, a nett profit of $ 12, aud
the same land will produce, at an
outside average, corn worth a nett
profit of $20, wherein is the induce
ment for our farmers to plant corn
and limit the cotton crop? The
figures we here present, are, we
think, about fair, but they do uot
prove it Is best to raise no com.
The West is anxious that the
South should uot raise coru. It
wishes to monopolize that line of
ngriculttire, aud thus havo the con
trol ol the price. Is it to our Inter
est to permit this ?
The flattering figures we have
presented a to the superior profit
of tho cotton croparo exceeded by
those derived from the culture of
sugar aud rice. But in each in
stance we are inclined to the belief
that we of this section of the South
should raise corn. It is a question
only to be Judged by taking a com
prehensive view of the subject.
That is regarding it as it affucts the
general interest of the gulf States.
For example, say that we raise no'
corn this year, but Instead a half
million bales cottou additional, will
that half inllliou additional bales
pay for the corn we uced, or, per
haps, for double or quadruple what
we could have raised ? If the rela
tive prices of cottou aud coru re
mained the same us uow, it seems
that it would. But it Is urged that
with an additiou to our crop that
will carry it to three and a half
milliou bales, the total income
therefrom would nut be more, prob
ably, than the value of the present
crop of '(!): at any rate it must be
expected that the price will decline
as the amount of the crop inci eases,
but lu what ratio it is difficult
to determine. Now the matter
presents itself thus: If three aud a
halt millions bales only 'bring the
same value as three millions bales
we meet with an actual loss of the
difference between that value and
what the Gulf states expend for
coru at the North and Went, and
our half milliou additional bales
are raised to no profit ; laud, time,
labor and money thrown away.
In any event It is doubtful whether
the excess in crop and value will
liquidate the expense of an outside
purchase of coru.
There is no question but thut if
the Southern fanner wibhc to be
independent he mud raise his corn
and meat and, If possible, his horses
and mules. Arguing alone from a
staud point of pecuniary interest
the conclusion we arrive at is that
we of the South should raise corn.
It not only makes us independent
and this should be a matter of
pride to us but it is to our finan
cial interest.
In addition the money which
would go to the North remains at
the South, and we need every dol
lar of it.
We hope our planters will them
selves raise coru nnd urge it upou
the negroes to do so.
With plenty of corn we can raise
ourowu meat; another important
Now is the time for us to decide
whether the South shall plant or
buy corn.
On tho loth inrt., M. K. Sim
ky, city treasurer of St. Louis,
was arretted on tho charge f be
ing u defaulter. An informal ex
amination bcfnro the .Mayor ami
other city olliccrs mid tin- bonds
men, which terminated ut n very
late hour that night, has disclosed
the following information : .lust
previous to the expiration of his
first term of olllcc Susisky loaned
$10,000 to n friend, which was not
returned promptly, and he raised
money on his individual note and
replaced it. His note he took up
with city funds. Subsequently to
retrieve this loss, and by tho ad
vice of liicnds, he scut 8 15,000 to
Buldeu it Co., in New York, for
speculative purposes. Ileldtn &
Co. failed, and the money sunk.
Later be sent $25,000 more to
other parties, and that was lost.
He also loaned to A. E. Kwugcr, a
man or some note in au Louis as
a sneculative Dhilosonker of the
German school, and formerly a
city treasurer, some J40,000,
which is said to have been lost in
stock speculations. Various oth
er minor sums have been used in a
similar way, tho wholo aggregating
about 8120,000. Mr. Susisky is a
poor man, and his loss will fall
upon his bondsmen., He has been
suspended from office by Mayor
Cole, and is retained in custody
until a more thorough examina-'
tic-a of w Mcouata U mafo
Let the reader follow us through
a brief MIitical dissertation and
we will endeavor to explaiu what
we meau by "clouds."
The serious changes resulting
from the anomalous ' condition of
the country calls for the most en
ergetic, bold nnd persistent efforts
of tho press to avert it. The com
atose condition of tho peoplo un
der the (leadening influences that
are upon them, require that no
pains and no labor should be
spared to arouse within them and
keep alive that sense of iolitieal
self-respect, of State, sectional and
national independence, which is
absolutely necessary to avoid the
ruin ami utter overthrow of this
government, nnd which are the
natural outgrowth of true courage,
manhood and self-respect. The
people, absorbed by other cares
and wearied ami discouraged by
successive blightings of their
hopes, arc sinking into a state of
apathetic indifference, and while
in their heart they cherish the no
ble sentiments for which they
offered their lives, and loathe and
contemn the vile men and meas
ures of the party in power, yet
their indifference and silence is, by
that party, tortured into evidences
of sympathy nnd support and
result in the infliction of fur
ther degradation upon the people.
The pulpit, tho rostrum and tho
press must work against these ad
verse influences, and however much
they may be urged to cease and
let the people rest, they must not
cease their agitation hcre is no
rest but in cowardice. The disease
is spreading and fastening itself
upon the public body aud the
deadly gangrene of utter corrup
tion is siiiH'rvenintl.
In view of all this may we not
well point to the terrible clouds
hovering over us?
May we not justly shout aloud
ngnin nnd iigniu iu the peoples'
ear to awake ami gird their loins
lor nction
Let us hastily glance ut tho ar
gument from which our stated
coucjiiBioii is drawn.
Ours is a democratic govern
ment. There uro but two other
form.-., nnd when we cease lobe
democratic wo nre obliterated ns
apolitical body, or wc adopt an
other form of government
We are (h illing rapidly into an-
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oilier loriii. eiiuer monurcuicai or
aristocratic, ami the latter is most
likely nnd the most to be feared.
"It is belter to have one tyrant
than one hundred."
A democracy is a government
of the. people, aud is the purest
form of government Is this gov
ernment to-day a democracy a
government of the people when
a large majority of the people are,
confessedly, debarred from their
just share iu its control and ad
ministration ?
Is the distinguishing fenture of
democratic government to be
found here to-day thut feature of
purity and honesty which, what
ever others may say, had brought
this nation to its height of pros
perity and greatness?
Are we not to-day the scorn of
ourselves and the world for the
deceptions, frauds, corruptions,
nnd tyrannies with which our land
is overrun?
The points which mark a dem
ocratic government are being ob
literated. Purity, honesty, the rule of the
people, the rights of majorities,
the freedom all which is dear,
valuable, uud to be cherished
are, perhaps slowly, but surely
being swept away.
The principlo of democracy
which made us the government wc
were, was embraced entirely with
in the States. Tho outside delega
tion of general powers was so far
a departure from true democracy,
and so far an approach to an aris
tocracy, that it was watched and
guarded with the utmost anxiety
and jealousy. Under the true in
terpretation of the Constitution,
and thejust administration of the
laws, this Government has ever
been, and was at the time of
its organization, a confederacy of
States, each one an Independent
and complete democracy in itself.
And so they treated with each
other in the convention that
tfuae4Ui9CoaflUtuUya(uow Ylr
tunny annulled;. In that very
Convention it was that the princi
ples governing the Radical party of
' to day first showed themselves, and
it was in the efforts mode by New
England to make this government
a monarc hy and to keep the power
from the people.
And then the South took the
same noble stand that has ever
since characterized her people a
stand for a democracy a govern
ment for and by the people. In
ull the pnths of our national pros
perity this has ever been the prin
ciple upon which the government
has been conducted.
How is it now?
The Radical party is not the
offshoot of principle, but it is the
result of circumstances. It has
always been iu a minority and i
so still. Tho power that fortui-
tons circumstances has placed in
their venal bauds must certainly
pass away if not saved by the ut
ter annihilation of State distinc
tions. A step like this at this
juncture would consolidate and
uphold their power; nothing else
can or will. Even this cannot al
ways answer their purpose, but it
may last until ruin is upon us.
Their every effort is tending to
the extinction of States. Sue the
emancipation, the civil rights bill,
the military governments, the in
terference with the internal affairs
of Georgia and Tennessee and the
South generally, the loth Amend
ment, the seating of Revels, not a
qualified citizen of the United
Stutes, the seating of Ames, not
a citizen (so acknowledged) of
the State of Mississippi.
Why, many of these nets are de
nounced by the leaders of the
Radical party themselves. Right
here let us pause.
Have wc not pointed to tho
clouds which portend the coming
storm ?
Shall we sleep, and iu our leth
argy permit this ruinous centrali
zation of power?
Shall we, the people, submit to
a destruction of our government,
nnd the loss of our libeity and our
Let the people the grand, no
ble, honest, well-meaning people-
awaken, uud let them stay the
hands of their country's parri
cides. .tlr HecanatracUaa Hca.ulre4.
Although the Fifteenth Amend
mcnt has been declared an impor
taut, engrafted feature upon what
President Grunt chooses to de
clare that "revered instrument,"
the Constitution, there are certain
States in the Union so politically
obtuse as to be unable to "see it"
New Jersey and California both
require that it shall be declared
strictly constitutional before they
declare themselves willing to ac
cept it, and have called upon the
Attorney General of their respect
ive States to pass upon the ques
tion. With becoming modesty
Attorney Geueral of Jersey has
given hit opinion that it is uncon
stitutional, but he advises the
State Judges to decide otherwise
and tht State election officers to
accept the negro votes without
demur, or the United States may
make trouble for them. In Cali
fornia the opinion of the Attorney
General is not yet made public,
but no doubt it will be substan
tially the same us that of the New
Jersey man.
Should the Judges to whom these
questions shall be submitted in
these two States declare it un
constitutional, then Congress, in
carrying out the spirit of Recon
struction ns practiced in the South,
will be required to enter the States
with a strong arm ami overthrow
the present form of State govern
ments, and turn them over to the
leudor mercies of tho military un
til they will gladly accept any
proposition tendered, as the' South,
by bitter and burning experience
has bscn induced to do.
Hebe are samples of tho claims
presented to the Pennsylvania
Legislature for losses incurred by
the Confederate invasion: For
black cloth suit of clothes, $35 05;
for one ham, 18 pounds, at 15
cents, ti 70; for half barrel of
mackerel, 910 05; for new hat,
13 50. Claims amounting to two
or three millions were audited and
allowed, bat the Legislator re
fused, to appropriate, tat money,.
rsaLit terra ace.
As preposterous as such, a prop
osition is, it has been for B long
time one of the leading Vipics of
the age and the country. It
should be eminently horrifying to
any true woman. ' It is the boldest
and most glaring effort at finick
ing her which hat ever been en
tertained by people professing to
be sane, and we are surprised to
And that there are women who arc
so mad about the possession of
that which must of itself divest
her of her most attractive features
and attributes in the eyes of the
men of the hind. Wo are sur
prised that they do not look with
horror upon it It proposes to
invest them with aright which ean
by no possibility bring them any
goo:', but which is sure to lessen
them in the eyes of the world.
But since Representative Julian
has brought up the female suffrage
question in a tangible shape, by
proposing a sixteenth constitu
tional amendment, the provisions
of which are the some with respect
to sex as were those of the fifteenth
regarding color, we hope that Con
gress will take the sensible course
of proposing It to the,, State, in
order that the present unseemly
agitation of the matter may re
ceive its quietus. lit o doing, the
national legislature need not com
mit itself. It can submit ' the
amendment with the understand
ing that it is done to procure an
expression of the popular will. J
Most, porluips, would consldcit
such a course too grave treat,
mcnt of the subject , While,, the,
women . who , should wear the
breeches, and mcu who should
don petticoats, who are the chain
plons of the new movement, are
in tremendous earnest, and work
with abundance of will, though,
perhaps not equal wisdom, it is
fashionablo for those who are at
heart opposed to making politi
cians of females, to deal with tho
business slightly. The deference
which men pay to the name of wo
man, has caused tho agitators of
the crusade to receive more con
sideration than they deserve; and
since it haw Wn generally bclived
impossible that tho movement
would ever amount to anything, It
is a fact that, strongly as Jt has
been aud is being urged, it has de
veloped no organized opposition.
The Stnntons, Dickinsons and An
thonys have had a clear field with
abundance of favor, and the apa
thy with which their efforts have
been treated has naturally caused
them to think that' the public
mind is with them. Especially do
they rely upon the support of their
own sex, for they see that no an-ti-womau-suffrage
societies spring
into existence, and forget that the
same delicacy which prevents
ladies from desiring to see the
aims of the agitators accomplish
ed, also binders them from
actively opposing the move
ment Absorbed in one idea as
these conspirators, against true
womanhood are, they do not con
sider that they are sought and ad
dressed almost solely by that class
of their sisters who sympathize
.with them, and believe the utter
ances they hear to be the voice of
the women of the country. Thus
earnestly working, nnd animated
by hope, it cannot be denied that
they do succeed in unsettling
many female minds, and, more
than this, their efforts tend to do
stroy in the minds of men the di
vine idea of womanhood, than
which no one thing is more essen
tial to a healthy national life.
Wc are by no means alarmed ut
the proportions this movement has
yet attained, but we do deprecate
its further growth, and think it
time that the flourishing bud was
nipped. Wero the sixteenth
amendment proposed, we are con
fident that every State in the
Union would refuse to ratify it
most decidedly, and thus would be
taken from the championesscs of
female suffrage the sustaining
hope which they have been led to
indulge, through mistaking silence
for consent, and their labors would
consequently diminish in earnest
ness and finally cease. The mat
ter has been a good joke, over
which the nation has laughed long
enough. The joke has gone suffi
cient! v far, and It U tint to
squelch, tat whole bulnesa.
ttMTT ltrn,. . -
.-Head and I , " .uAl
thekilUui Uli. B.Ijo, ar
retted, i..t W.a'9 iM.t,ati.ter
prised MjtfidiaiitjaaeUa. - a
v The J report of tta Conf.- no
committee on tho Chmit Co-.-1 bill
wm concurred in ly lo L.. 'bs
of the LegMature ve ioi,, a.isr
rf Hula opposition, luo bill
w got u4ha Governor for liuj
iignatureK and -will doubt lw ho
promptly approved. We my,tuart
fore, expect a pdy .orgaiuzsjUoa
of the Circuit Court throughout
the State, i , ,,, 4,.,jo. . ,s , ,
Col. Eyke, President of the" Ab
erdeen and Ellytou Railroad U In
this city. He speaks hopefuUr of
the projected line and Iuok for
ward to the time not far distant
when the road will be completed
to Grenada, and thence south, to
Yazoo City and Vicksburs. ,Tce
Colouel Is a liveraan and will make
himself felt whenever be appears-.
Jackson Fifot -'" r - 1
' , The Pilot says the political com
plexion of the Lecltiatnre is M fol-
lows: , , '"(
Republican 105 : Consorvstlve 10 :
Democrat 9 ; Independent ti Con
servative Whig 2; .Radical Repub
lican Conservative ReDuhUvan
2; Union Democrat 2; Conserva
tive Democrat 1 ;. Radical 1 ; Old
Line Whig 1 ; Usury Clay Whig 1
Old Bad 1 ; Jl r Ceuntry and Her
reopia 1 . . i.T. - u- 'r; -. u.
' The Aberdeen Examiner strik
ing of the Memphis, Aberdeen and
Selma Railroad, says : i u.
This Road of dors Commences at
Selma, a most important port Upon
1 .Un,l wtw.M ,t,
log with a line to the Atlantic, d
traversing a, couuirv rich la coal.
iron, lumber,, coru and cotton; It
connects at Aberdeen with, 4h
Northern lino to -Decatur,. at Oko
lona with the Northern line to the
lakes, and Southern Una to tfaa
Gulf, aud at Uolly Spriun arala
crosses a great North and Seuta.
uauroad, - ana -on to Jkie&tpMs
where its burden of produce finds
cheap water transportation to the
great emet on tne JUlsslHlppi,
Tennessee and Ohio.1-" '' ' "iT
CoL . F. Raworth, General Su
perintendent ef the Vioksborg and
Meridian Railroad, waa in St Louis
last Saturday. He bad Just re
turned from the East, where he had
purchased several locomotives, aad
had ordered one hundred more
freight care and first elass passen
ger coaches for the nse of the Vfclcs
nurgand Meridian RMlroad. ' CoL
Raworth Informed' the Democrat
that arrangements were on foot for
a fast freight line from St. Louis to
Meridian, via the Vlcksburg pack
ets. This news will be acceptable
to the business men generally , in
this State, aud consumers will ha
glad to hear of any arrangements
that will cheapen tht rates of trans
portation, and thus bring prices.
Now let the Legislature to amend
the charter of the Vlcksburg and
Meridian Railroad that it oaa. ran
to the river at Vicksburz, and thus
save tbs great cost and delay of
transportation at .Ahat point.
Jackson Pilot , ,
'-I ' ; . n
Winona, Hits., It a fast place,
with a fast judge and fast hotel
keeper, at witness the following
incident . .,'
On the 4th there were two spott
ing women stopping at laid hotel,
and, by virtue of the corporate laws
of the village, a constable went .to
arrest the women, when be waa re
sisted ny tne probate judge, who
was having a fast time with tuid
women and did not like the Inter
ference of the constable. Where
npon the constable met the resist
ance by knocking the Judge
down with a stick, and proceeded
to make the arrests. The judge
then had the constable . ar
retted and bound over to answer
the charge of assault and batUyy,
after which the constable had the
judge arrested and bound ever for
resisting an officer la the discharge
of his duties. The Judge, hotel
keeper, and women were all tried
before a J. who fined the Jadja
$10 for the light, the hotel-keeper
150 for keeping a house of bad re
pute, and the women each $10, and
advised them to go to some other
locality, where such houses were
licensed and their calling legalized.
The bill passed by the House oa
Wednesday, entitled an act to ex-
Sedile the collection of taxes now
ue, provides in section one, that
from and after its passage, tho
tax collectors in the several conn
ties ol the State shall distrain, and
sell personal property for the non
payment of taxes, and land on
which taxes are onpaid on the 80th
day of April, 1870, shall be imme
diately advertised for sale, and told
at prescribed by law on the nrst
Monday of June next, instead of
the first Monday of July at now
provided by law.
Section two provides that on all
taxet now assessed, and which
shall be unpaid en the lath.
day of May, lr7A there shall be col
lected fifty pr centum additional to
said assessment
Section three makes it the doty
of tax collectors, within twenty
days after the passage of this act, to
pay over all taxet collected by them
op to the date of their laid pay
ments, and they shall make uuir
annnal settlement by the first day
of July next
Two hundred and tevenfy-iva
thousand dollars tsxet &m tho
State are to becoi!eUKi by Uit 15ia
of May thirty thousand dollars
more than tie amountof warrant
against the gtatv .
Jtrr. Davh hts written to
Weshliion "-"fcf tha t'lry r
cest'y ciirti'iited that !.: i , i
wUMrew Uwa tat Senate a
would taoceed him.

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