Propertius then may have been one of the first to comply with the new enactments.
His refusal to comply with the pope's injunctions led to a renewal of the war.
It cannot justly be said that the companies made large profits while neglecting to develop the services adequately, but it is true that they were not able commercially to comply with many of the demands made upon them by the public. Until speculation took place in anticipation of government purchase, the market prices of the telegraph securities were mostly below par.
Unfortunately, the new survey was made largely optional, so that provinces which had reasor to hope for a diminution of land tax under a revised assessment hastened to complete their survey, while others, in which the average of the land tax was below a normal assessment, neglected to comply with the provisions of the scheme.
A reasonable period was afforded them, according to circumstances, to comply with these requirements, and at the present time the work is practically complete.