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run it with great regularity, and without serious accident or inconvenience.

There is a great lack of motive power on this road, and my own experience proves that it is poor economy to be in this condition, and especially in future, when the advantages for obtaining motive power have so much improved. . Upon this road, Ahree engines only have been in use the past year, the fourth one having recently been put in operation. The road needs now at least four new locomotives, two of which should be placed on the road early in the spring, and two as. early as July next; and then this amount of motive power would by no means be sufficient for the business offered in the months of Sep tember and October, but would no doubt be all that it would be found profitable to add in one year. An increase of motive power would be good economy without an increase of business, as having more, we should be able to pass over the road at a less rapid rate, at a greater saving to machinery, cars and road, thereby greatly lessening the expenses in re-building and making repairs. I am aware that it will not be good policy to augment the facilities to such an extent as to do all the down freighting in three months, and remain nearly idle the balance of the year; but sufficient should be had to do all that is done, because if it goes by some other mode, it is forever lost to the state, and inasmuch as the state has engaged in the carrying trade for the country or vicinity through which this road passes, it seems to me they should be prepared to do all that must and does go forward. I am well'aware that considerations of a pecuniary nature have hitherto prevented the purchase of the motive power needed, but I trust that crisis has passed, and especially in reference to this road, and believe that no difficulty exists in the way of making the requisite purchases, and that the additional net proceeds of the ensuing year would more than pay for the purchases recommended.

The addition to this road of the Palmyra and Jacksonburgh railroad, and the probability of its farther extension to Clinton at an early day, will bring a large increase of business to this road, and hence the necessity of increasing the motive power and cars to meet the de. mand.

$275 84

The net proceeds of this year are as follows:
Paid on construction S. R. R.
Do.

do. on Tecumseh branch, on account of
freight &c, on iron,
Paid to sinking fund,
Cash paid O. C. Comstock Jr. Acting Com'r,
Paid on old claims,
12 new covered ft. cars (6 old ones razeed)
2 new double racks built, (1 old one razeed)
Rebuilding locomotive,
Cash on hand,

1,292 11 1,130 94 8,391 78

700 00 3,300 00

600 00 1,500 00 267 05

$17,457 72 I have also to inform you that on the 22d of October last, the office at Monroe, in charge of S. Murphy, Esq., Collector, was robbed of money belonging to the state to the amount of $1,540 75, of which no trace has been to this date obtained. All of which is respectfully submitted.

J. H. CLEVELAND, Sup't.

Inventory of Properly on the Southern Railroad.

On Road. 5350 feet of square timber,

$254 13 2900 large ties,

232 00 49000 feet of rails and ribhon,

343 00 1543 cords of wood, (mostly delivered,)

1.543 00 17 picks,

25 50 25 claw and crow bars,

30 00 29 spike hamrners,

29 00 12 spades,

12 00 19 shovels,

19 00 10 cant hooks,

15 00 3 cross cut saws,

12 00 2 hand saws,

3 00 7 long tie saws,

10 00 22 wood saws,

26 00 10 axes,

13 00 3 adzes,

6 00 21 chalk lines,

1 38 Cold chisels and spike setts,

10 00 4 patent drills,

32 00 Right to use the above drills,

74 00 2 grind stones,

3 00 11 hammers,

11 00 17 repairing cars,

765 00 3 large timber cars,

220 00 4 large dirt cars,

400 00 2 horses, harness and whiffletrees,

200 00 Stoves at stations,

36 00 5 pails,

2 00 3 lamps,

3 50 8 oil cans,

2 00 1 steel framing square,

2 00 7 snow drags,

20 00 9300 lbs. spike,

790 00

3 00 3 augers,

In Car Shop at Monroe, under charge of R. Livingston. 6 moulding planes,

6 00 16 augers,

12 00 7 work benches,

70 00 1 lot of patterns,

351 00 6 saw benches,

6 00 6000 feet pine lumber,

120 00 6000 feet or ash lurnber,

45 00 2 eight wheel passenger cars,

2,500 00 3 four do do do

900 00 46 covered freight cars,

13,800 00 3 eight wheel racks,

1,050 CO 2 four do do

500 00 3} tons spring steel,

600 00 Under charge of J. Lane, Superintendent Machinery. 4 locomotive engines,

24,500 00 4 pinch bars,

12 00 6 small oil cans,

3 00 4 pails,

2 00 4 hammers for engines, 48 wrenches do. do.,

96 00 13 cold chisels,

700 3 shovels in depot,

3 00 4 sand boxes for engines,

6 00 6 new car axles,

96 00 1300 lbs. car iron, assorted,

97 50 3175 lbs. new castings,

127 00 1 locomotive crank,

165 00 7 setts extra car wheels,

875 00 2 pair extra truck wheels,

125 00 1 do. do. tender do.,

62 50 240 lbs. brass castings,

76 80 42 lbs. sheet copper,

75 00 400 gallons oil,

300 00 500 lbs. tallow,

- 40 00 800 lbs. lard,

64 00

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· 10 tons stone coal, (Ohio,)
300 bushels charcoal,

1 platform scale,
1 lathe and fixtures,

Screw plate and taps,
1 locomotive lamp,
3 blacksmith's vices,
2 setts blacksmith's tools,

Lot of scrap iron and steel, 3 dozen super files, 3 copper flues for engines,

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2 pair bellows
4 setts rep. car wheels,
2 tons old metal,
13 new car springs,

1 grind stone,
1 large stove in shop depot,
1 large tin oil can,
6 oil cans,

I roll packing,
25 feet of stove pipe,
2 sett caulking irons for flues,
8 small engine bells,
1 iron square,
1 soldering iron,
i desk,
8 jack screws,
4 tallow cans,
1 sett tools for cleaning boilers,
1 rake and coal box,
1 band wheel car,
6 wheelbarrows, (4 at stations)
1 large bolt box and steet rack,
10 extra coupling chains,
3 drill sticks and bitts,
2 broken cranks,
2 jacks for raising cars,

3 00

9 50 3 75 10 00 4 50

75 1 00

I 50

64 00

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40 00

27 00

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