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Ol quer(orless)3inert,ion, $1:00 . " - " sacndiHtionlinaertion. 28 . ; " ; , " . Three mmittn, . -- . t .. 8:00 . " "V su months, ... . ...' muu '..'.'V Tweive month, . 8:00 Onofouttfcof column peryear, ' 15:00 , , if. . " , M8too ", colamn -. ; .,',"' ''-" - 30:00 Al vera squsrechsrgedastwosquares. ' tTAdvertitanreBU inserted till forbid st thJeipehseof thsadverliser.XB ;! ' --".'v : ' JOB WOBK i it?Mu LAWS OF OHIO! PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY. (No.i04.Jv AN ACT, , . . To authorize the Incorporation of Joint Stock Insurance Companies, i : - Section 1- Bt it enacted If the General At ambit aftktSlaleef Okie, Trill when any number of persons, tt required Ij Ihe first section of the act milled, "an act to provide for the creation ami regulation of incnrpr-raied compantu in Ibe Stale cfOlii ," passed May firai,one thousead eight hundred and fifty-two aaociate to for Joint atock insurance com renr. they hall under their banda and eeal. ( auch company, and br which it shall be Ik .ewa.tfae abject for which aaid company shall be formed, the amount of iiscapital slock, and (be place where the principal office of aaid company ehell be located, which certificate hall be cknowledged.certiried and forwarded to the eecretary ol (tale, and elmll be recorded and eopied ia the same manner as la provided in the seflondeeclion of aaid act; and said per aoua, when 0 incorporated, are hereby aaihor- immA ffl 0alMf A Ikj Kl.ain.... rt inaniMna mm named in auch certificate of incorporation. and liy the name and style provided therein shall ha eeemed a body eoroorala. with auccesaiont tliejr and their associates, aucceisors and aa- iiiar IA lia0 th. Ikimi a.n.ral ffrnnrnl nn. era. and ve en-bicci to all the obligations and restrictions of said act, and of the acta amend- ai ry and repflemeutary thereto, eicept as herein provided. -. ,-j' , Section, 2. The cnpilalalock of any com pany orgaaited under this act, shall be such sum, not less thin onr hundred thousand dol lars, nr more than three hundred thousand dollars.es may be specified in tl.e certificate of iocoiporaiiun, which atock shall he divided in to shares o twenty do Mara eocb. ' B.wma. 9 Thai ivh.n.... .... organised under thia act, with lesa than the . maximum capital limited iii section two, shall iir the opinion of the directors thereof, require an increased amoualof cspit.l, they shall, if authorized by the holders of a majority of the stock, file with the secretary of state, a certifi cate selling forth the amount of such desired increase, rot exceeding such . maximum, and - thereafter auck company shall be entitled to Lava the increased amount ol capital fixed by aid eeiliflcate. -; - "'.".,' .Section. At the time of subscribing for I lock in any company organized under this act the person eosubsotibing shell pay the sum of four doilars in money on each shire subscribed ml the balance on each abare shall be subject to the call of the directors, secured to their ap proval -y endorsed nole payable on dammit, or by other property or stocks, and if at any time the directorsshall deem sny such securiry iiuuBietent.it shall be their duly to require ad ditional security) and any stockholder, wheth er holdinf by subscription, or by assignment and transfer, foiling to pay any portion of his stock at the time and in the manrer prescribed by I he directors, or neglecting or refusing to give sueb additional security e m ay fee .requir ed of bim by the directors, it shall be their duly to eellsuehdelinquient stock at auction, for cash, to the highest bidder, first giving ten days notice the time and place ol sale, by advertisement, in aome newspaper printed in the eooniy in which the principal office of the company shall be located. The proceeds sho 1 1 be applied in fiy-caenl of the amount delin- ' queutkod the expense of selling the stock the stockholder remaining liable to Hie compa ny for any deficiency, and being entitled to ' any excess, as the result may be. Section 6. The parsons named in Ihe eer tificaieof incorporation, oi majority of them ball be commissioners' to open books for the auoscription of slock into the company.at such inies and- places they shall ueern conven ient and proper) and so ion as one thousand Shares shall be subscribed, and shall be paid orsecuied, at required in the fouith seotion of this act, the company shall be compe tent to transact the business for wfcich, ac cording to its certificate of organization, it is established.' , Ssctiom 6. The aflairs of any company or ganised under this set, shall be managed by not more than nine.nor le.'a thin five directors II of wlioinw.sil be stockholders,. Within one month after thousand shares of slock shsll have been subscribed, a majority of the atockbolders shsll h Id a meeting for the elec tion of directors, ejeh share of stock entitle ' ing the bolder (hereof to one vote; and the di rectors then elected , shall continue in office until It.a first MdflilMV .in Jnnnarv llirAiifljr nd until- others sttoil have been choosen lo succeed them in tfao trust, and shall chsiice accepted the same. -. - -.. ... . StCTWH 7. The annual mteling for'tbe elec tion of directors, shall be holden on the first Monday in January;' provided howtver, that if for any cause the stock holilore aha II fall to elect directors at any annual meeiing.they may Jiold special meeting oh aome subsequent day, for the purpose, by giving notice thereof liiiny days iu some newspaper io general cir culation in th county where the (.rincipal of fice of the company shall be kepi; and the directors cKomo at any auob annual or alated meeting shatl continue in office until the next annual meeting, and . until their successors, duly elected, shall h va nccepledi SrcriOM 8. The directors shall choose by . ballot, a piesident from their own mimber,and ball (ill ell vacancies that may a rite in the board or in the presidency thereof; and the tjoard of directors, thus constituted, or is major ity of them,, when convened at the office ol the company, shall be competent to exercise all Ihe powers vested in them bj thia aot. ' Scckon fl.- it shall be lawful for any com pany organized under thia act, io insure hous es, biiildincs, and all other kind of property, against loas or damage by fire, in nd out of the Slate; to make an kinds of insurance on good, merchandise, or other property in the course- of transportation, whether on land or wster, or on any vessel oi boal, wherever tne same may be;' to lend money por boiiomry cr re pondentia; and to eause itself to be in tured agninat any km or rick it may have in curred in the course of Its buviness.aud against ny maritime Or other risks upon the interest which H may have upon any vessel, bhai.goods any loan or loans which it may have made on mortgager bottomry, or respondentia, ind gen erally U do and perform all other matter and things proper lo promote these objects, ' Section 10. It shall b Iswlul for such company 10 loan or invert sny part of it eap-1 rial slock, money, or . luntis, ut such way as the directors shall deem best tat tha safety nd interest of Ihe stockholders; aud th sell, transfer and dispose of any interest which Die company may have acquired by any such loan I investment.,. " ' ' '. ',!,,. .. '". . . ... i . otcTiO u. .. ine airectors snau uectare such diviilends of the proBU of'the business of the company aa may be paid without impair, ioglor io soy wise dirpioiahing the capital stock; . . . : ' ' ..'.'....-.'. BY L. Q.OULD. ' Fearles and Free," tl,Mptr Annum InAdTance. .."V-- , ' - '-' "''''.'..!'".-- . , , . - ,. 1850 . VoI.12.No.46. the dividena to be made half yearly, on the flrst Mondaya of July and December, payable to the atock hrldera len daya thereafter; but no uivmena ala'l tie paid to- any stockholder nose stock is delinquent. Section 12. Transfers of stock may be nude by any ahareholder. or his less! representative subject to such reftric'ions as the director; shall from time to lime, make and establish in their by-laws, -. ErcTton 13. All policies or conlrscts of In surance made or entered in lo by (he eompsny. may oe maue euner unneror wnnnut the aeal (hereof; l hey ahall be snbscribn' by ihe pres ident, or such other officer ss mry be designs ted by the directors for Hist purpose,! nd shall be attested by the secretary; and beine so sub scribed and attested, Ihty ahsll be obligatory on trie company. Section It. The directors of any such com pony shall hive power to appoint secretary, and any other officers and antnls necessary for transacting the business or the company, pay ing auch salaries and taking such securiiy as they may judge reasonable, they may ordain and esiabhsii by-laws and regulations not in consistent with this act orwiih the constitution aa laws of thisSlste end the United Stales, asehaii rrnnear to them necessary for reiula ting and cour'ucUinr; the business of the com pany; and it slrsH be their duty to keep full and correct eniries of Ihcir Iranaaclions, which shall at all times be open to Hie inspection of .ue iiocitnniiiers. Section 15.. This act, shall lake effect and be in lurce from and after its N. H. VAN VORHES, Speaker the House of Representatives. LESTER TAYLOR, Presdient of the Senate, pro tem., April 11, 1856. (No. 94.1 ANACT. To amend Ihe act entitled "an act for opening and regulating Koada and Highways, "passed , January n, 1803. , Section 1. Be it tnaeted by Ihe General At trmbly of Ihe State of Ohio, That no order of the county commissioner for the eslabhshmt nt of a county road, or lot the alteration or vaca lion, in whole or in part, of a state or county roiuUf nan be executed until twenty days shsll kaVaallapied after the entry of such order in ti e record of the commissioners. Section 1. That sn appeal from Ihe Una! order of Ihe county Commissioners establishing county road, or altering or vacating, in whole or in part, a atale or county road, may betaken to the probate court of the same county by any person or persons, having an estate in fee, for life, or years, in any landi or tenements situate in any township in said oouniy, in or through which township such new, altered or vacated road passes, or by the hubsnd of any married woman, or guardian, of any ward, having such an esiste. Section 3. That In order to perfect such sn appeal, it shall be necesarry for the appellant or appellant, to execute with tuflicieul Sub tler, or cause to be executed i y sufficient sure ties, to be approved bv the county auditor, a bond or undertaking,' payable to ihe state of Uhio, in a penal sum of njt less than one hun dred nor more than three hundred dollars, in the discretion of so id auditor, conditioned for Ihe payment b) such appellant, or appellants, of all costs ihst miy be odjudged against him, or them, in the probnie court, or in any other court to which the proceeding may be removed by petition in error, which bond ahall be filed with said auditor on or before the twentieth day after the entry of the order appealed from in tne record ol the commissioners, nut mi nors, idioixor lunatics, or their guardians re spectively,' may appeal without giving bond, by causing an entry to that effect to be made, wiihiu the period aforesaid, by the county aud itor in the record of the commissioners. Section 4. Within tendavsafur tbe filing of an appeal bond as aforesaid, or the making of an . entry for an appeal aa aforesaid, ihe eounty auditor shall transmit to the probate court, the original papera in the oiemises snd also a certified transciip', from the record of ine commissioners, or all proceedings and or dtra had or made by or before (hem, therein: upon the receipt of which the probate julge shall forthwith ducket lite proceedings, styling the peiiLiMters, plaintiffs; and the appellant, or appellants, defendant or defendants;' and shall set a day Icr the hearing th.reof. which shall not be later than the twentieth day after ucn -toweling or the afipeal. Section If span the hearing of said mat ter it ahall appear that the proceedings previ ous io the appeal, were iu ,m balance reaular and legal, and if nociception be taken by any claimani of damages to ihe assessment return ed to and approved by the county cominisjion era, it ahall be the dm of the Probata Ourt io Buirm.inc order of the commissioners, and lo enter, a judgement aguinst (he appellant, or Pronoun, io an oosu created oy me appeal. But if said previous -proceeding shall be found lo ba aubsianiially erroneoua, the court ahall set them aside, and order another view of three disinterested freeholders of the county to be sppoiuled by the Court who shall per form Ihe same dutie that are required by the acl aforeaaid of viewera appointed by county commissioners,' eicept thai Ihey shall make their return lo Ihe probate court. The crder to said viewera ahall specify place wbere.and a day upon which or within two days, Sundays excepted, thereafter ihey shsll meet to Commence (he performance of their uu lies, and shall require them to make their report en or before day therein speci fied, which, shall uot be later than the twenti eth day after iho eutry of the. order iu said court. ',; - 1 i '.- ! ' ' The court shall also tppoii la surveyor to at tend such viewers and perform the duties re quired by the act aforesaid of auiveyors, who shall have power lo take to bis assistance two chainmen and a marker, all of whom shall be disinlere led snd he shall deliver report ami plat of his survey to one of said viewers in time io be returned with ifceir report; and it ahull be so returned. ,. ' -:-- 6ection ti, ' If the proceedings ind report of tbe viewers ud survejor, or ol the reviewer hereinafter mentioned; shall be substantially legal, and shall also substantially coincide with Ihe order of the commisaionera appealed from, tte court ahall confirm suoli proceedings nd report, and shall render judgement gainst the appellant, or appellants, lor the coals created by Hie appeal. . :-'., -'- Or, if (he lepurt of said viewers shall bs ta-. vorable to (bo petitioners, butshall materially ory (rum ibe order annealed Irom, Uie court (hall, nevertheless, coufirm the lme, If Ihe awe be witi the scope of ibe peltuun and eaueianueMy tegar; and the court miy, Inaucli case, require alt the coi created by the ap peal to be pJ br 11m appellants, or by tbe petitioners, or puttioa ol Ihem Dy the one parry ami ibe residue by the other, as may be equitable, and shall -render judgement, or judgements, accordingly.. - ! ... y Suction 7. If the-report of the 'viewers,' appointed by said court, shall be adverse lo establishing, altering of vacating the road, Ihe eoort shrill, upon the motion of Hie peti J tinners, or any Iwehre ef Ihem, bill not other wise, oruer a review oy nve tiisin'ercsteii free holders of the county, to be appointed by the court, lo whom an order, similar lo that herein before prescribed in respect to viewers, shall eaiseneu; and auch reviewers shall examirw Ihe proposed new road, or alteration, or road, or part l hereof proposed lor be vacated, as de fined or referred to in the order appealed from, and report in writing te the conn their opin ions or ayainst the same, wilh their reasons. If llrfn report shall he sue aa is mentioned in Ibe first clause of the preceeding sec; ion, the court shall proceed as diiec'.ed in si id enure. But if it he adverse to inch new mad, alter ation or vacation, no further proceedings shall te hid in the premises, rxcent lo render a rndgemenl against the petitioners for all costs ini shnti have accrued from Ihe commence men! of the proceedings le fore the commission era; which judgement shall be rendered by said court. SIctiom 8. Whenever any viewer, reviewer ot surveyor, appointed by suid court, ahall be unable, or wit, to attend lo the cuty required of him, the court may substitute another in his stead. StcrioN 8. Evtry viewer, reviewer, survey or, cliBiiiniuii or marker, appointed or releded under the pro visions of this act, shall, btfoie enie'ing upon bis duties, lake an oath, oiaflir mo'.ion, fa it I. Iu 1 1 y and impartially lo discharge the dutiea uf Ins appniuinieiit; which calb or affirmation may be odininisu-ted by any person authorized by the acl aforesaid to administer an oath, or offinnaliun, or by any other com peteiil authority. - SiCTirx 10. Hint every claimant of damn gtt on account of the estnuli.-hirieut or altera tion of county or township road, or the al teration of State rosd, may appeal lo the probate court, from the final decision or ihe county commissioners, or township trustees, confirming lie assessment of damages made by '-he viewers iu his behalf, or Ihe refusal of the viewers to award damages to Inm; which appeal ahall be perfected and dockeied in the mode Lereinbelora prescribed iu sectiou four, except lliut the appellant shall be the plainliil' snd Ibe obligors in the bond men loued in the second or i hniy first section of the acl store said, as tbe case may be, ahall be the defend nt. Several clrimants may unite il a joint ap peal, although their claims be distinct, oitfaey may severally appear. . Upon such an appeal, whether joint or sev eral, the probate court ahall confine itself to the question, or questions, of damages presen ted by ii; and ahull forthwith, after the dock eting thereof, issue a vmirefor twelve or more disinterested persons of th; county, having the qualifications ol jurors in other cases, to ap pear in said court on a day and at an Innr named in the venire which shall not be lteT than the twentieth day Irom its date to serve as jurors upon the trial of said claim or claims; and shall also issue summons, or notice, to ail such appellants, wtwtha-r joint or several, and to the obligors aforesaid, io attend at the same lime and place; which summons or nulice uhall be served by delivering to each person named therein a copy (hereof, or by leaving auch copy at his usual place of abode. If any of the psriiea are non-resil6nis ol ihe coinny, but have an agent or attorney therein, service on auch agent or attorney in manner aforesaid, shall be sufficient, cr a summons or notice may be sent to another county for service upon any part) residing, or being, therein. If an appellant is uuii resident s aforesaid, it shall lie his duty, when he perfecis his sppe.it, lo leave with the probate judge ihe name ofan agent or attorney in Hie county, upon whom service may be made ns aforesaid, and if he fuil lo do so, no service upon bim shall be necessary. Service upon a guardiau thall be sufficient seiv ice upon his ward. Section 11. If any of said jurors fail !ot tend, or (hall for good cause be excused from serving, or shall be set aside, on account of a challenge, the panel shall be filled with talis men at in other cares. Each parly shall be entitled tolwo peremptory challenges,and may make any number of challenges for cause.. In respect to challenges, the appellant, or appel lants, whose claims sreon trial, shall be con sidered as one party, and the obligors as the other. The jtirv slinll consist of twelve men; end shsll be sworn in all the causes, whether the appeals were joint or several, si ihessmo time, unless fur good cause shown the court shall other ise direct. The jury shall then, uniler ihe tare of an officer o the court anil with such person or persons as Ihe court may ap point lo show thorn I lie premises, and before sny testimony shall be given except the plat and field notes of the rord, and the tills papers. if produced, orthe claimants, which ihey shall take with Ihem, proceed lo examine the road as established or altered, aari the proptrl of the several claimants taken theretor, or alleged to be injured ihertby; and after making such examination shall return lo Ihe probate court al the time the court ahall have appointed; whereupon the trial of said claims, in the order the cuuri ahull direct, or any number or all of them at Ihe some lime if the parliej so asreo. shall tie proceeded with in the same manner as in other jury inals iu ssid court. The luiy shall miller a seporole Verdict upon each claim, w l.kh sha I be entered upon Die record of the court, and a new trial ahall not be gran- led txcept lor misconduct ef the jury; nor shall an appeal, except by pitiiion in error, as hereiiuiter piovided, betaken (o any other couit- 1 Section 12. When nn assessment of dama ges sha II hive been nude, or refused, by view er of comity or township rond, or slternion of State, county, r,r township road, appointed by tbe probate cqurt, any claimant may, before the confirmation of Ihe viewers' repor', file ex ceptions to their decision up-ii hi claim. whether itwa leieclvd altogether, r whether damages were awarded lo bim; whereupon auch proceedings lmlt be had for trial by Jury, of his Claim, and ol any others thus pre sented, aa are provided in ihe preceding sec lion; and ihe provisions uf said aectiona shall, In all respects, apply to the some. Scctm 13. .If, by ihe final decision in Ihe probate court, any claimant of La-mages shall t obtain a greater sum than was -'.anted lo linn by Ihe order uf the commissioners or town ship trustees from which he appealed, he shall pay all costs created by his sppeal.so far'asjlie eourt may ascertain the iime, snd judgement shall be rendered against him for the same. In all cases not hereinbefore specially pro vided for, the court shall give such judgement, or judgements, iu respect in the costs, as may beequitalile. ?t ..'''" ' 'Ntcrios M. All judgment la hereinbefore provided fur, shall lie rendered in favor of ihe State, and may he enforced by execution feued by laid probate conn, of its own motion,' or at lh mat a nee of any person entitled 1o any part j llllirui; auu m iiiuiioy, lien GOIICBieU, SUM ba paid t ihe rraoni respectively , entitled thereto. Sr.cTinN 15. ; The probate Judge srlir H ainke s record ol all proceedings hi.n in the prnhale coun under me provisions or lint act, inclu ding the leport and plats of viewers, review ers. snd surveyors, and forthwith afier (In termination of proceedings upon an appeal, shall iranomil la the county amlil-ir, il ;he ap peal was from the county connnissiorers, or u Ihe township clerk, if it was from towushin trustees, all original papers received from him, and slsoa I ran.tr tipt, from Ihe record aforesaid, of Ihe proceedings upon such appeal. Section 16. If it ahall appear by the trail acriptao transmitted to the county auditor, that Ihe coun has approved the establishing, aUerating, or vacating a road as menlionej in il.e fifth or aixth section of this acl, and that Ihe dainagea, if ases.ed in or under the orders of said court, do not, in the aggregate, exceed the amount asaeised, approved, and ordered to be paid out t Ihe county treasury, before the appeal, the auditor ahall forthwith record, in ihe proper book Il.e final decision of raid court in the premise, with all reports, plats, field noles, or oilier matters appearing in said township necessary lo right uiultrslsndiiig ol the same, and note in said book ihe dale oi such recording, and thenceforth ihe said road shall be established, vacated, or altered, as the case may be; and he shall issue the necessary orders for tbe payment of the dsmnges. Hut il Ihe damages so assessed exceed, iu the aggregate, Ihe amount ordered to be paid out of tur county treasury as aforesaid, the auditor shall lay said paper and transcript be fore the coiwily commissioners at their next session, who msy thercu an establish such road or alteration, and order the damnges lobe paid out of the county treasury, or refuse to establish the same unless Ihe damages, or such portion as 'hey ahall require, be paid, within such tune as they shall designate by ibe peti tinners. Section 17. If the appeal from the county commisaionera was under the tenth section of this sot, and the damages assessed in that court in favor of a II tbe appeliau'.s, shall nollogether wiih Ihe damages awarded to claimants who did not appeal, exceed Die amount which the com missionera had, belore ihe appeal, ordered lo be paid out of the county treasury, the audi. o: ahull issue the necessary orders for the pay ment of all aaid damages; and the rosd, oral- teration, shall be .considered as established Irom the dote of the final order in Ihe probate court. But if ibe assessments in ibe probate C 'urt with the damage awarded to claimants not appealing, shall exceed the amount so or dered lo be psidoal of the county treasury by ihe commissioners, the auditor shall lay tbe papers snd transcript, received from the pro bate judge, before the commissioners at their next "essioti, and Ihey shall act upon the'same ss in the esse mentioned in the preceeding section; provided, however, lhat il shall be lawful for the Commissioners, if, in their opin ion, a part only of road will be of public util ity, to record nd establish such usetul part and reject the residue: provided such division can be made without affecting the rigbta of any person entitled lo damages Section 18. The township clerk receiving transcript from the probste judge as afore said, snail lay it before the township trustees, snd they shall make an order in confoimiiy with the dveision of the probate judge, Skcton19. All township roaus heretofore or hereafter estshlished, are hereby declared to be public highways; but nothing herein shall be construed to require them to be established or altered at the public expense, or :obs kept in repair at the public expense, further than is provided Ly the actio which this is an amend ment. Section 20. The final decision of Ihe pro bate eourt made under the provisions of this act, orthe act to which tbi nan amendment, n.ay he reviewed, upn petition in error, by tne court of common pleas ol ihe proper eoun ty; but ahall not be reversed for any delfeci in form if found to be substantially correct. Upon reversal, the court of common pleas shall have power to awards writ of proceden do, when deemed necessary. Section 21. Fur their xervices required by is act, or the Ihe acl to which tins is an amendment, the officers therein mentioned o referred to, shall each lie entitled lo the ssme fees ss they ore entitled toby law for like ser vices in other cases. The person or persons appointed to show premises to a jury as provi ded in the eleventh section of this act, ahall receive such oompenESiion, lo be taxed in the cost bill, as the court shall direct. Section 23. That section two of the art lo which this ia amendatory, be so amended as to read as follows! Sec. 2. That all applica tions for laying out, altering or vacating any county road, or for altering or vacating1 any Slate road within the county, shall be bypeli- ton lo the county commissioners, signed by at least twelve free holders of Ihe county, resi ding in the vicinity where said road ia to be laid out, viewed, retiewed, altered or vacated, and one or more of the signers to any pel tion presented as aforesaid, ahull enter into bond with sufficient security payable to the Stale of Ohio fur the nse of Ihe county, conditioned thai tbe person, or perrons making such appli cation shall pay into the treasury of the county Ihe amount of all costs and expenses accruing theieon in case the prayef of said petitioners shall not be granted, or when the pioceedings had in pursuance thereof shall not be finally confiinied and established, ond on neglect or relusal of ihe persons so bound, after a liabil ity shall have acorued, the auditor of the county sha'l deliver such bond lo ihe prosecu ting attorney, whese duty it shall be to col led and pay over the same lo the county treasurer; and in all canes of contest the oourt having jurisdiclion of the esse ahsil have full power lo render judgement for costs according lo justice between the parlies. . Sko. 23. Thst the third section' of Mid act be and ia hereby so amended as to read as fol lows: Sec. 3. That all petitions fv Isying out, vacating or altering any coun' y road, or altering or vacating any Slate road within ihe county ahall specify the place of beginning the iniermediaie points, il any, and the place of termination of aaid road Ot part proposed to be altered or vacated. .. Seo. 24. The second, third, eighteenth, twentieth, twenty-Ural, iweniy-secoud, twen ty third, twenty fourth, twenty fifth and twen ty sixth sections of the set which this is sn amendment ore ' N. H. VAN VORHES, Speaker the House of Representatives. THOMAS H. FORD, President of the Senate. April 8, 1856. ' ; ANACT. "' '.;'" Further to prescribe the Dulies of County - ' . " Commissioners. - Section 1. Be it enatted ba the General At temblg ef the Stale af Ohio, That each com missioner of county, before enuring upon the discharge of bis duties, shall enter into bond,' in such turn as shall be required by the Judge or jt!ges of Ihe Court of common ple( - of the proper county, with two cr more gooJ end sufficient suiilieato be approved of by said judge or judges, conditioned for Ihe faith fill discharge of his offie al duties, and for the payment of any loss or damage that may hap pen on atcrue lo Ibe county, in consequence of the negleci or failure of the aaid commis sioner faithfully to perform snd sweharge all the duties required ef him by law. frcrioN 2. That the couaty commissioners of sny county, shsll not made, saffer.or cause io be made, any purchase or contract for any outlay or money for or on behalf of their corn tr, the estimated value or rxpense of whieb shall exceed one hundred do1lare,wilhoul first causing twenty daya notice to e given In oae or more newspapers of general circulation in the county, that proposals will be received for the performance of any lob or work, or tor fur nibing any goods, wares, merchandize, or materials for said county; and the said county commissioners shsll make or cause to be made, audi purchase or contract with the lowest re sponsible bidder, upon auch person or persons giving bond to the county, with security lo be approved by the eounty commissioners, that the work will be railhfully performed, and the goods, wares, merchandise, or msteriels will be honestly delivered according to contrsct; snj in case of the failure on the part of such person, wunin reasonable nine, as maybe fixed by the commissioners, (o enter into bond with the security oforesaid, then the same pur chase or contract may De made with tpe next lowest responsible bidder, upon the ssme con riilions and the limitations, and soon until the purchase or conlrsct is made wrh the person or persons who will undertake the same, giving bond and security Ihercfor, at the lowest price snd in the best manner; Provided, that this section (ball not be construed lo extend to Ihe purchase of ny articles necessary to any of the county ofucers, in the discharge of the du ties of (heir oOiues,excepl stationary and print ing; ondprovided fur.her.that the said I'ommis siouers piay.neverlheless, bi s unanimous vole ei'teretT upon the minutes of their proceedings and slating the grounds thereof, dispense wiih the operation of ihia aection in cases of urgent necessity,wben Ihe estimated expenses or-out-Iny doe not exceed five hundred dollars; Pro vided fuil her, (bat all contracts or purchases entered into.in contravention of the provisions of this section, shall, as against lira county.be utterly null and void Section 3. That the county commissioners shall not, hereafter make any purchases or en ter inti any contract or engagement for the erection ol any infirmary, eourt house, bridge, culvert, r any other unblio buihiing or im provement, by which a lirger aajHiunlefmoney or expense is involved than five thousand dol lara. without first submitting the question as lo Ihe pulicy of such outlay or expense involv ed therein, to the qualified votersof the county either at the annual f It or spring election, by giving public notice byiadverlisenieni in one or more newspapers in general circulation in said county, al least thirty days previous to said election, snd by handbilU,to be posted up in at least five public places in each township and ward in said county, one of which hand- bilit shall be posted upon the day of such e leclion, al each of the places for holding said election: and all purchases hereafter made, or contracts entered into, for any such public building or improvements as eloresaid, shall be absolutely void aa against said county, un lesa ihe policy of such outlay or expense shall first have been approved by a majority or the votes catl at tuch election. Provided that nothing in (his section thall be so construed as to pieveut the commissioners ol any county from making and entering inlu any contract, and appropriating, without a vote, any money now remaining in the treasury, to the purpo ses for which such money was assessed and collected. Section 4. It shall be essential to Ihe va lidity of every contract entered into by the county commissioners, or etder mode by them, that the lame shall have been assented to al a regular or special session thereof.aud enter ed in the minutes of their proceedings by the auditor. Sections. That it shall be unlawful for the county commissioners to enter into any contract lor the erection or repair of any bridge or culvert, the eslimaie expense of which amounts to more lhaa one hundred dol lars, until af'er the trustees of the township or townships, in which the proposed improve ment is lo be made, and ihe county surveyor shall have, in writing certified, that from act ual examination, Ihey believe Ihe same to be necessary and proper for the convenience of the public, and until they shall have caused an accurate estimate of the cost of Ihe pro posed improvement to be made and furnished to them, by the county surveyor, and no con tract for the making of said improvement, for 4 sum graater than the said estimate or tbe county surveyor, sb.ill be binding upon the county.. Provided thai the said commission ers inky, nevertheless by a unanimous vote entered upon the minutes of their proceedings and ataiing tbe grounda thereof, dispense with the operation ol ihu section in cases or urgent necessity, when the estimatee expense or out lay does not exceed two hundred dollars. Section 6. That it ahall be tbe duty of the county commissioners to designate to the coun ty treasurer, the place or places at which, and the person or persons Willi whom he shall de posit the public moneys received by him du ring the time tbe said moneys shall properly be in his custody; snd il shall not be lawful for Ihe said treasurer to make any such depos it of public money, wi:houl tbe asaenl and ap proval of the commissioners, lo be entered in the minutes of their proceedings; and it shall be the duty of the said commissioners lo make any contract or agreement with such deposit ary or depositaries, lor the sale keeping of the public uionevj, and for the payment ol any considerations therefor, which sh ill be paid into the county treasury, and eha;i belong to Ihe county, aud the ssid commissioners are also required to take from such depositary ur depositaries, a bond or bond., with good and sufficient sunlie to their satisfaction, for the safe-keeping and re-payment on demand of auch deposits and all money In the county treasury, which shall not he deposited for safe keening as heiein provided, shall be kept at the office of the treasurer; and il stiall be the duty of the county enmmissionera.at least once in every three months, aud oltener, if they deem it proper, to make personal examina tion Of the books, papers, accounts and vouch ers of the treasurer, and count the money in his office, and ascertain the amounts deposit ed. and to enable them la ascertsin the true condition of Ihe treasury; they are authorised to interrogate tbe treasurct.hn depuliea.clerks and assistants, and lo require answers from Ihenr under oath, to be aJimnuitered by the said oomrnirsioners: Provided, however, lhat the coonty treasurer tnd hi surilies shall con tinue and remain liable for the ssfe-keentng and prompt payment, according to low, of all money belonging, lo tha eounty treasury, sad ot kept or deposited elsewhere than in the ofTice of the cuuuty treasury, under the dirco- ablishedevery Thursday momlnr in 'he old MaaonicHallfSecoDd story of thebrick build ng weitofC. Venauadtl & CVsatore, Meia Street, Eaton.Ohio.4t thefollowif graiese Sl:50perannum,iadrancr. tOO: if not paid within the year, and $250fter tbe year has expired. ETThese rate w ill be r igidly en forced. Nopnpeidiscoctinued until Harreararetare paid unless aitheoptron oft he publisher. 0No communication ieeerted, unlesno companiedhj responsible name. icn of the county commissioners, and for tha faithful account af all nrotiey disbursed by bim. . Section 7. It shall be Ihe duty of the coun ty commissioners, annually, on the first Mon day in March, to make a detailed report in writing, to the court of common pleas of the county, of rtoerr official traisaciionie during the year next preceding the time of making auch report, giving an accurate statement of (be fi nancial affairs of ll.a county, which shall bo p; in ted at tbe xjeoe of the county, aa di rected by the court, to wliom tt saute is made, and the court ahall eause tbe erune to be in vestigated end exammed ty lh proaeenling attorney of the ceunty, who, in case of any violationa of law, -tare-by "directed lo Cauae Ihe aame to prosecuted according to tbe a lure of Ihe case, Section 8. No a ccoon Ismail be allowed, and no money ahall be paid, for any service ren dered by any county commissioner, or enyei (leosei incurred by him, other than bis Com pensation allowed by law, until the same shsll have been examined by the prosecuting attorny of the county, certified by bim lo ba correct, and allowed by tbe conn of common pleas. Section 9. No claims against Ibe crranly shall be paid, otherwise than upon the allow, a nee of the cojnly commissioners, upon the warrant of the connty auditor,. except in those cases in which the amount doe ia fixed by law, or is authorized to be fixed by some othee person or tribunal, in hirh cases, the same shall be paid upon the warrant of Ihe county auditor, upon the proper certificate of tbe per son or tribunal allowing the same; Provided, thai no public money be disbursed by Ihe eounty commissioners, or any of ihem, but Ihe same shall be disbursed by tbe county treas urer, upon ihe warrant of the counly sad tor, specifying the name of thejiariy entitled totno same, on whni accovnt, and upou whose al lowance, if not fixed by law. Section 10. This act lo take effect and be in force, from and afler its passage; Provided Sections 1,6, 6, and 8,shsli only apply tosuck counties as at the taking of the Federal Ctn susof the year 1850, contained a population greater than oue bundled thousand rnUa-bi-la ills. N. H. VAN VORHES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. THOMAS H. FORD, President of the Senate. April 8th, 1856. AN ACT Prescribing and limiting ihe rates of taxation. StCTinN 1, Be it enacted by the General At trmhly af the Slate of Ohio, That there ahall be levied on all property and credit subject lo taxation in the Stale, (except such as ex isting laws provided for taxing in manner and a rate tin; re in prescribed,) as valued and entered on the grand levy for taxation for tbe year eighteen hundred and try-six, for (tie several purposes hereinafier named, the fol lowing rules of tax in each dollar of such as sessed value, to-wit: For Ibe support of the State Government, including the ordinary ex penses of ibe public benevolent institutions, prosecuting the work on public buildings, snd other expenses chargeable on the general rev enue; ana also to pay deficiencies ef former appropriations, one mill; fur the sinking luiil seven lenllis of one mill. The counly com missioners of any county shall not levy for anyone year, for all counly purposes o'her thin for the payment of interest on Ihe debt which such coumy msy owe, and such part of the principal as aiay fait due wilhia tbe then current, er the next succeeding year Tot bridge, road or poor purposes on each dollar of the assessed value of sucb property and ciedits, in such county, not exceeding fiva millions of dollars, not exceeding one and one half mills, and on each dollar of auch assessed value over five millions of dollars, not exceed ing one and one-fourth milts; and for county buildings, In any county, not exceeding one fourth of one mill on the dollar for any one ytar. There shall not be levied in any city or incoiporaled villiaj.e, for all purposes olhe er than for Ihe payment of interest on ny debt or debts of such city or villsge, or the payment of any auch debts or part thereof may fall due during the then current or tbe next succeeding ye r, more than five mills on the dollar of Ihe property of such city cr vil lage as listtd and valued for taxatiour Provi ded, that tl.e oloresnid restriction shall not be construed to prevent the levying and col- i - - r t i . icciing oi local assessments to pay lor sucrt local improvements as effect particular Darta only of such ciiy or village: Provided, that in cities, which, by the last federal census contained a population of not less than one hundied thousand inhabitants the levy for alt purposes moy be raised to ratio not Wceed ing fix and one half milts on tbe dollar of valuation. The township trustees shsll in no case levy for township expenses more than one half of one mill on the dollar. Section 2. The operation of the fifty-eighth section of the act of May 4, 853, to provide lor ;ne reorganization supervision and mainte nance of common schools so far as it re Is lea to the assessment and collection of taxes for the purpose ot furnishing and increasing school libraries and apparatus is hereby suspended for one year from and alter the passage of this act. , SrrnoN 3. AH laws and parts of laws iu- onis(eut with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. This set shall lake effect en its passa.e. N. H. VAN VORHES, N. H. VAN VORHES, Speaker of the House of Representatives. LESTER TAYLOR, President of the Senate, pro tem. April 7th, 1856. April 7th, 1856. AN ACT To provide for the collection and safe keeping oi the public arms. Section t. Be it enacted hi the General At- tembly of the Slate of Ohia, That it il hereby made the duties of the Sheriffs, of the several counties In the Slate of Ohio under the direc reclion ofthe Quarterly Master General to col lect together and safely keen in the public buildings or some suitable pl.ice in Lheir res pective counties all the public arms ind ao- coii'.remenia belonging lo the Stale of Ohio, (except those in the hands of regular organi sed volunteer companies) and hold the same subjeet to tbe order and direction of ile Quar ter nnsier uenerau - Section 2. Tbe Quarterly Mis'er General may allow to tha SIseritTs reasonable com pensation for the duties required by this act to tie paid Out of the Governor contingent mno on uie ouier ol the Aud .lor ol sia:e. Sections. Thbaclto be in force on ind after Its passage. " ' N. H. VAN VORHES, Speaker the House of Representatives. LESTER TAYLOR, President of the Senate, pro tem. April 11, 1856. .. - .., Condition on fourth !. " ,