The list of lands In this couuty wliicli we are now printing, and upon whieh the laxos for 1SS1 have not been paid, s not as hirjre this year as formerly, wliile those of 1883 and 18tvi will be much -maller, 'l'liat they liave twen so promptly and general I y paid is a good sign botu for tlie value of property and the prosperity of tlie people. Usually these taxes are not paid, either becaUM the owner does ïiot know lie has the property, 01 because it may be in litigation. " Taxi s on any lands returned as delinquent may be paid to tlie connty treasurer at any time prior to tlie day of sale, which takê place on the ürst MondayofMay nexi. r.ands sold for taxes on that day come into the Immedlate poasesslon of the purchaser, and cannot be redeemed. lïiddlnjr on these delinquent tcx lands partics do not lncreaee the prlce they will pay for ihe land. but tlie prlce is lixeil and does not change, being the tax asgeased with interest and charges, and the bidder simply says he will take the whole, one-half, one-tliird, one-quarter ov less ot the land. and pay the price nanied by the connty treasurer, wlio conducta the sale. The land will be ftrnck off to the partj who ajrrees to tako the least of it, leavlnjj the balance totlic original owner, and the siiccessfnl bidder jrets a tax deed for only lhe amount of land he bids to take."