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( Twelve months $26. . , ..! THERE MUST-BE SOMETHING WRONG. tbctr ka wsix it voktbv. ; ",' J!,', When! earth produces free and fair, , .',,"'..,, -,ii;i The golden waving corn; ' i .. ,. When fragrant fruits perfume the air, 1 ' ., And fleecy locks are shorn;. .. , . . ; . Whilst thousands move with aching head, . . And sing this ceaseless song ' i !' i ( We starve, we die ho give us bread!" ' There miist he something wrong'! . . ' When wraith is wrought as seasons roll, , j j ." From off the fruitful soil; . , ! in When luxury from nole to nole, v' Reaps fruit of human toil; ' When (rom a thousand, one alone, -ti'i j . i; . . . i .,., . Io plenty rolls along, i, ; , ,ii The others only gnaw the bone, - i in l.i There must be something wrong. HI, ., , 1-, i. .' i. : . ' l:And when production never ends, . ' ; : " !: V. I The world is yielding ever; ' " . '.'i' . ' , A copious harvest oft begins, : , But distribution never! ' ' ' V'When toiling millions work to fill, " '"" 1. 1 r. ".l9 wealthy coffers strong;. ,., , When hands are crushed that work and till, , v n There muit be something wrong. ;,. i -i- ii id; iiii'.i.ui i- '. ; ' .:.. When poor men's tables waste away," "'' To barrenness and drought;' ' ! 1 j ' There must be something in the way, . i.'-t That's worth the finding out. ''' With surfeits one huge table bends J ',',' ' Though numbers move along, . . ' ', , " Whilst scarce a crust their board extends There must be something wrong. 1 ' Then let the law give equal right ' ' To wealthy and to poor; , j , Lei freedom crush the arm of might, . We. ask fur nothing more; . . . Until this eystem is begun,' ' The burden of our song ' " " ' ' y,. Must, andean be, only one j :: . . I .ni- There must be something wrong. ' ft,;ft'.vrA'xr;L,,A!!.w; AN AOT, to amend tha Act for levy. ; ing , Taxes on all property in this State y according to iu true value" 'passed March 2, 1846. . ! . ; 1 1 ' ' 3f c." 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Stale ef Ohio, That the County Commissioner, County Auditor ajtd County Surveyor, shall be a special board of equalization for each county, for the purpose of miking a more per fect equalization of the real property of acu county: said special board ot e qualization, or a majority of them, shall meet at the Auditor's ofBce in each county, on the . 2d Monday of April next, and shall proceed to equalize the real property of their county accord ing to the first three rules prescribed in the forty-fourth sectionjof the net to . which this is an amendment; and said county board shall have the further power to add or deduct from the valua tion of any town, township or distriqt, or of any part of such town, township or district, such per cent, as will equal ize the. value of tuch town, township or district, or any part thereof, with the value of the other realproperty af such county.', Provided, That said board shall, not reduce the value of real pro perty of the county below the amount established by the State Board of E qualization. .., ? ;., 1 Skc. ' 2. There shall be a speoial board of equalization for the city of Cincinnati, to be composed of the coun ty. Auditor and one member from each ward pfthe city, to be ajipointed by the city council; and aid special board shnll meet at the court house on the firit Ionday of April next, and ehall proceed to equalize the real property within the City of Cincinnati, and said board, shall be governed by the same rules and provisions and limitations that afe' prescribed for the government of too .special county board of equaliza- tionT and hall iin no case reduce, the value of real property of the city below thVamount' established ,,by the State board of equalization. . :;'Sc.'! 3. ' The ; county auditors shall Uy before the said special boards of e qualization, the valuation of the several psrcals of real property in the 'county, "f$$ aggregate yalue of the several towns and townships, as equalized by. the,rjState ' board 6f equalization,, with sucti maps, as ar in their 6fHces;'and i'didTspeciar boards shall beep; a regular journal or record of their proceedings, which', tf.ey' shall, upon the final ad joprnmeDtof the board,depbsit with the Auditor iof their county; and the coun ty ijjdjtpri shall add to or deduct from iM'valuarof any tract, "lot, Vr parcel of; real property, of any township,' t6wn or district, as rexurnea oy.tne, state board of equalization, such sum br per cebt. as shall have been ordered by the '.rt.iial gfnrinttt mnyA: f Ain'iAKni..M 'I . Skc. 4. ', The coVhty cotrirhissioher's and county aniUi'r sliillbe1 ia .'c6iiity' board of equalization ,";a'nd Baid' board, or a majority of themfehall meet on the first Mondiy of Jiine, annually, for the purpose of hearing complaints "arid equa lizing the assessments of all ' personal property, morties; and credits,' hew en tries and rtew structures returned "by the township assessors, within their re spective 'counties;' and said board shall have' power to add to Dr'deducr from the valuation'of the personal property, or moneys or credits of tiny person, re turned by the' assessor, 'upon such evi dence as shall be satisfactory to said board, whether said return be made upon the oath of such person, or upon the valuation of the assessor, Provided, That said board shaLl not reduce the aggregate amount of the personal pro perty, moneys and credits, and new entries and new structures, returned by the assessors of their counties. ' ' Sec. ' 5. ' That the annual count)' board of equalization, shall, in .the e qualization of the several new Struc tures, and of ihe new entries returned by the township assessors, be governed by the fourth rule, being the last clause Dl the forty-fourth section of the aet to which this is an amendment.' : Skc. 6. That nil' liquidated ciedits of any person, company or firm,' Tor property sold, work done, or services rendered, over two hundred dollars ' in value, in the aggregate, shall be listed and taxed as other cretiits, subject to taxation by the law to which this is an amendment; Sec. 7. The provisions of the 7th section of the act to which this is an amendment, shall be extended to lease'' hold property held andet leases from the State.- ; ' . . ' Sec. 0. The exemptions of the third section of the net to which this is an amendment,' shall be extended to fe males who are no householders; and the eleventh and twelfth items of said sectioD', shall - not be held to include china ware, cold or silver plate or jew elry; out the ' value., of such property shall be included ki the ninth item of the statement to be made out by the ninth section of said act. Skc. 9. In all cases in which town ship assessors are required, in conse quence of the sickness or absence of the person whose duty it is to make out a statement of personal property, moneys and credits, or in consequence of his neglect or refusal to make out. or to be sworn to such a statement, to ascertain the amount and value of such personal property, moneys and credits; if the assessor shall be unable to ohtain positive evidence of the amouftt and value of such properly, moneys and credits, he shall return such amount and value as, from general reputation and his own knowledge of facts .and circumstances, he believes to be the full amount and value of such properfy, moneys and credits. .' Sec.1 10.- Township assessors shall receive the statement of every person who shall be willing to. make out and be sworn to the statement of his per sonal property, moneys and credits, at the time he shall cause (oaillyto1 leave d notice with such person; and said as sessors may,' at any time' before, the twentieth day of May, in each year, leave the notice required by the thir tieth section of the act to which this is an amendment; 'and he shall, before the first day of June, annually, call up on every person within the township, for the statement' which such person is required to make, as provided in the 31st seetion of the act to which this, is an amendment. ' 11 '. , ' '' ',. Sec'. 11., . Township assessrsi shall make out complete lists of the persons and property subject to taxation, , as prescribed in the thirty-fourth section of the Act to .which this is an amend ment; and in making out such lists, the number and value of the several enum erated articles, the Rvalue of the un enumeraled articlesand of merchant's and manufacturer's stock, and of mo ney and credits, shall be stated in ae parate columns,' which shall be added up, an 4 the severul colamns footed with an entry in the proper column show ing that the statement was "sworn to," or that thoperso was "sick," "absent,?' or from some other came, unable to make such statement which list, with the statements returned to the assessor, and the books in whiah the original as sessments' were entered,' shall be deliv ered to the"r County Anditor ' bn'dr be fore Jhe 1st dayof Junej wnually;''1',u'. Sic," It. Towrishjp asfltssors' ehall ba allowed, ono doJlar and twenty-five cents per day,' to be paid out of the County Treasury, for the time which they shall be necessarily employed la the performance of their duties; asses-' sore ehalhmake out their accounts' in detail giving thd ' date' of each ' day L !' 1. ..I L II . I . I ' I ' . wmcn nicy snail nave Deen employed, which account they shalp verify under oath; and the County Auditor, if he shall find such' account to be correct, shall draw an order on the Tresurer for theusamer but in no case shall the County Auditor' give an Assessor an order,. for, his compensation until; he shall have filed his list of assessments, with the statements returned to him, and the books in which the original as sessments were enured, with the Audi tor; the list to be accurately made out and added np. . ,; ... , , , Sec. 13. .County Auditors in mak ing out the duplicate' of personal pro perty, moneys and credits,shall add filty per, cent, to the amount of the personal property, moneys and credits, of every person opposite, to whose name the As sessor shall have noted . in hi return, the words, 'sworn to," "sick,", or "ab sent," or such other word as will ex press the cause of inability. ; Sec 14. The County Auditor,-if he shall believe, or be informed, that any person has given to the assessor a false statement of the personal property, moneys or credits, or that the assessor has omitted to return the full amount of any property, moneys, or credits, re quired to be listed in his township, or has made an erroneous return of any property, moneys or credits, which are by law subject to taxation, shall pro ceed at any time before the final settle ment with the county Treasurer,to cor rect the return of the Assessor, and to charge such person on the duplicate with the proper amount of taxes; to enable him to do which, he shall be in vested with all the powers conferred on the Assessors. by the forty-third section of the act to which this is an amend rnent; and it shall be the duty of the Auditor in all such cases to nottly the person before making the entry upon the duplicate, that he may have an op portunuy o showing that his statement or. the return of the Assessor was cor rect;.and the County Auditor shall in all such cases, file in his ouice a state ment of the facts or evidence upon which he made such correction; but he shall in no case reduce the amount re turned by the Assessor without the writ ten assent of the Auditor of State, giv en on a statement of facts submitted by the County Auditor. .', '.' Sec. 15. In making out the dupli cates of real property, County Auditors shall not be required to place upon the duplicate of real property, as one 'par eel,', parts of different sections, tracts, lots, or surveys; and in all cases where the whole amount of taxes upon the personal property, moneys and credits of any person shall not amount to five cents, the Auditor shall not enter the same upon the duplicate, if such per son has no other taxable property, and so much of the second section of the act to which this is an amendment, as defines a 'separate parcel of land,' and a 'separate parcel of real estate,' and so much of the fifty-third section as pro vides that, the County Auditor shall carry out no fraction of a cent on the duplicate 'is hereby repealed. . . 1 Sec 1C. ' In making out the dupli cates of personal property, moneys and credits, the total amount, of. personal property, moneys 'and credits of each person shall be entered into one column, and the total amount of taxes levied for all purposes except the road tax,' shall be entered in another column opposite to the property of each person, and the total amount of taxes levied in each township and town shall be added up, and the aggregate amount of the state, county, township,and all other taxes le vied in such township and town, shall be separately noted and entered at the foot of the duplicate of each township, and town, and a copy of such duplicate or the original, shall be delivered to the County Treasurer on or before the 15th day of September every year. -' ) Skc.; 17v County t Auditors shall make out and transmit by mail to the Auditor of State, on or before the first day1 of October in every year, a com plete abstract of such duplicate; and he shall also at the same time make out and transmit to the Auditor of State an absttact of :the' number and value of each of the enamerated articles, and the value of the unenumerated articles, the value of merchant's and manufac turer's stock, and the value of moneys' and credits as returned by the township Assessors, or ns fixed by the County Board of Equalization: said abstracts to I be made out in such form as the Auditor; of State shall prescribe: and shall also make out and transmit to the' Auditor of Stattv before the firs' day of Ueceui ber next, a complete copy of the grancrj iisi.oi reai. property ei eacn pounty, as 'IU L. ' I ." .1 . r ii nau siana upon, me duplicate oi 1847. ! ., m: :,:r-l!,-.i. v.' Sec. 18. If the Countv Treasurer shall be unable to collect taxes' which have been or hereafter shall be assessed upon ariy executor, ' administrator, guardian, receiver, accounting officer, agent, ( factor, or other person,,. such Treasurer shall apply to the Court of iommon neas in nis. county anu tne Court shall cause a notice to be served upon such executor,, administrator, guardian, receiver, ; accounting officer, agent, factor, or other person, requiring him forthwith to show cause why he should not pay such taxes; and it he bhall tail to show sufficient cause a rule shall be entered against him for the payment of such taxes and the cost of such proceeding; which rule shnll have the same force and effect as a judgement at law and be enforced by attachment or execution or such pro cess as may be directed by the Court. Skc. .19. County Treasurers shall not be required to attend in the several townships for the collection of taxes, unless the County Commissioners shall make an order requiring the Treasurer to attend in any township or townships for that purpose. ; . .. .,, i .. Sec. 20. That each person in this State, may be allowed to hold, exempt from taxation ono man s saddle and bridle, one woman's saddle and bridle, one loom not exceeding in value ten dollars, all such fir arms as are kept for the use of the owner and all stands of bees, not exceeding in their aggre-- gate value as held by one person, the sum of twenty dollars, and cash on hand not exceeding twenty-five dollars; and the books of students used in their school or college exercises, shall Le ex empt from taxation- , . , n Sec, 21. County Commissioners shall not levy for school purposes, more than two fifths of a mill on the dollar of the grand list. . .. Sec, 22. County Auditors shall not publish in the list of delinquent or forfeited lands, any , parcel or lot upon which the taxes due shall not be more than double the cost of publishing such parcel or lot shall be retained upon the duplicate until the tax due threon shall be more thr.n double the cost of publishing the same in the list of. delin quent or forfeited lands. &ec. 23. 1 hat in ' nil , cases in which a township, including an incor porated town or city, forms but . one election district for State officers, there shnll be but one Assessor elected for such township; and, where there is more than one election district in such township' each election district shall e- lect one Assessor for such district. Sec 24. That the Assessor may dispense with the oath required in the 8th section of the act to which, this is an amendment, where the person list ing property is conscientiously opposed to taking such oath; provided, such person will subscribe the following declaration, or such other as the Audi tor of State may prescribe: 'I do sol emnly' declare that I am religiously and conscientiously opposed to the ta king of an oath or affirmation ; and that the personal property, moneys and credits, and the value thereof as abov-e specified isre fully stated according to the best of my knowledge and belief, and that I have listed all the personal property, moneys and credits subject to taxation, owned or held by1 me, and which I am required by law tD list, as guardian, parent, husband, trustee, ex ecutor, administrator, receiver, accoun ting officer,' partner, agent, or factor, as I verily believe.' And if such state ment or declaration so subscribed shall be false, then the person subscribing .i . .. in' i i tne same snail upon inaicimeni una conviction thereof, be subject to the same punishment as if he had commit ted perjury.;"- ; . , . ' Sec; 25.' This act shall be in force from the passage thereof, 'arid all acts and 'parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions thereof, are hereby repealed. Sec . 26. It shall be the duty of each township assessor," while engaged; in ascertaining the taxable property, by diligent 'inquiry,' anriuaUy, to ascertain the amount of ren ts ' reserved in any leases in fee, for one Or more lives, or for a term of years,' exceeding fourteen, and the terms of which provide by'any contingency for a' continuance and re newal beyond such' number of years, arid chargeable upon any real property or land within th'township,: town, or ward or which he is the assessor: which rents shall be assessed to the person or persons entitled to receive the same as personal property, which it is hereby declared to be for the purpose of taxa tion under this act, aad the act to which j this is an amendment, at a principal sum, the interest of which at the leoal rate per annum, shall produce a' sum equal to such annual tents, and in case such rents are payable in any other thing except money, the value of the annual rents in money shall be ascer tained by the assessors, and Ihe same shall be assessed as aforesaid, and taxes shall be charged, assessed and collected from any personal property placed up on he grand duplicate in pursuance of .1'.' r.i" ' .- '.i me provisions oi mis seciion, me same as taxes are charged, assessed and col- ected on other personal property in the particular township or ward wherein the same may have been placed upon the grand duplicate. . Sec. 27. I he provisions of the fifty- sixth section of the net to which this is an amendment, so far as thev relate to the amount of tax to be assessed for township purposes, shall be and thev are , hereby extended to all city and town corporations, and no greater per centum of tax shall be levied on the taxable property of such city or town corporate (except to avoid fractions of less than one-hl tli of a mill) than .shall be necessary to produce a sum equal to the amount which the per centum of tax, authorized oy existing jaws regula ting the tax to be levied on taxable property, as,. valued previously; to the year 1845," would" produce and five per cent, in addition thereto. Sec. 28. The trustees in the several townships in each county, under the re strictions of the fiftv-sixth section of the act to which this is an amendment, and the limitations of the twenty-sixth sec tioh of the act prescribing the duties of supervisors, and relating to roads and highways, passed March 20, 1837, shall have authority lo determine the amount necessary to be levied in theirtownships respectively, lor road purposes. Sec. 29. The Auditor of State sha immediately after the passage of this act prepare and transmit to the severe county auditors, all such forms and in structions as shall be necessary to carry into eliect the provisions of this act. WILLIAM -P. CUTLER, Speaker of ihe House of llepres'tatives, EDSON 13. OLDS, . , Speaker of the Senate. February 8, 1847. '! ' V Discovert op Wine. Sir James Malcolm, in the ''History of Persia," states that wine was first discovered by Jamschild, one of the earliest mon archs of the empiro, and by the follow ing accident: "Jamschild was immoderately fond of grapes, and desired to preserve some which were in a - large vessel, and lodged in a vault for future use. VV hen the vessel was opened the grapes had fermented: their juice was so acid the king believed it. must be poisonous. He had some bottles filled with it, and poison written upon each. These were placed in his room. It happened that one of his favorite ladies was affected with nervous headache. The pains distracted her so much that she desired death. Observing a bottle with poison written on it, she took it, and swallow ed its contents. The wine, for such it had become, overpowered the lady, who fell into a sound sleep,and awoka much refreshed. Delighted with the remedy. she repeated the doses so often that the king 8 poison was ail drunk. He soon discovered this, and forced the lady to confess what she had done. . A quantity of wine was made, and Jams- child and all his court drank of this new beverage, which, from the manner of its discovery, is to this day knowa in Persia by the name of zeher-e-khoosh, or the delightful poison." A Good One. Hon Andrew Stew art, a member of Congress from Penn sylvania, recently paid a visit to Law- ell. ' He relates in a letter to the Union town (Pa.) Democrat, tho following en-ecdote:- ' ::. v.:; .; "On looking over the pay roll, which I picked from the table, I found on se v en consecutive pages, containing eight hundred signatures, nearly. all girls, but a single one that made a mark or X, all written in good, and many, of, them.', in a most elegant hand. The clerk ob served to me that Lord Morpeth, when on a visit to that country, some years ago, happened to be present on pay day and with some surprise exclaimed-- . "What! do your operative write?"' : "Certainly, sir," said the clerkr "the Americans all write." ' - ::': ' Directly there came a man in who made his mark. ' v. ' "Ah!" exclaimed his lordship, with a smile; "I thought you said all wrote." 1 "All Americans, your lordshipthis was an Englishman."'' .'; v Whereupon his lordship grinned a ghastly smile..': fr. ; Uncle 13, the Old Texan .ruiio Volunteer. r" In tho capital regiment of Texan mounted men commanded by Col. Jack laves, is an old volunteer! known 'te us comrades only as ."Uncle Billy," a. mafi eighty three years of age! . We shall not enter into an argument with' our readers to prove the age-of thie' most remarknble man, but only to make' the assertion, founded upon his words,' and not doubted by any in the regi-. ment. . . , "Uncle JJilly" is a man of some ec centricity and much good humor. ' He was born in South Carolina in 1763,' and fiom- the Revolution knows the particulars ; of all the battles of. the i country up to the gloiious 8th and 9th of May last, in some of which he took an active part, while he was in his country's service as a volunteer during' all of them. . Who says he is not a pa triot? ,. When- the brave Jackson with; his small force of volunteers, was de fending 'he city of New Orleans, '.'Un- cle Rjlly" was' a prisoner of war at Mobile point. ' lie said of this "If the British hadn't a caught me there, I'd jaj been with the boys at Orleans, sure., My ' heart burnt io think I couldn't fight!" The old volunteer is quite fond of relating his stories, and often amuses his. friends with utile anecdotes of the past. . : -i .; ,! I ourteen years ago he went to l ex as with the famous Crockett. . He had! lived in Mississippi, from which slate, to use his own words, upon the death of wile, and his only daughter 'marry ing on." he sought a home in lexas. "Uncle . Billy" is a noted hunter, but hi3 rifle has often been, turned against the enemies of his new home, as well before as since annexation, and many a "red skin" has fallen before his dead" !y aim. When at home or rather when in Texas, where he has a home every where in general, and ' none in particular he lives entirely to himself and by his gun. He roams about and hunts without a companion, and sleeps in the woods or on the prairie, as tne case may be, when he is weary and wants a nap. What his aversion to sleeping in houses grows from, is not known, but he appears to avoid such a luxury scrupulously, and declares that for the fourteen years he has lived in Texas, he has slept but twice in a house. He says he rests better and breathes more freely in the open air, where ha can look at the stars as they twinkle over him, and hear . the. night birds singing in the boughs of the forest. This looks a little Tike poetry io such a man! 11 " ' ! The reader must not imagine that oar hero is a hei mit.7 No such thing He is fond of company, and consequently calls upon the "neighbors," and chats upon the craps, and other matters and things. " The old man is always wel comed cordially wherever he goes is generally , a favorite and everybody knows him. "Uncle Billy," likes music and is always ready for a dance, noth ing seems to please him more. ' He gave evidence of this on more than one occasion while the regiment was on its march from Matamoras through the in. terior. At San Fernando, at China, and other places, he was always first to find out and visit the Fandangoes '; the first to break down, and the last to leave it. . It seemed thnt the old volun teer could dance almost by the hour, and while the younger hands or rath er legswould literally break down, he would stand up to his work and shuffle away with the vigor of a boy. "At the sound of the bugle to "saddle up," our hero is among the. first to be moving, and before half the regiment are ready he. is in the saddle. He doe "camp duty" with all the promptitude of the best drilled and most robust of his eem. rades. , His form is . unbent by the weight of years, his eye is bright and sparkling, not requiring the use of spec tacle's; and his head, though frosted by the winters of Time, is covered with a full growth of hair. He is temperate in his habits, brave and generous in hi actions,. modest and unassuming in his bearing, end frank and cheerful, lively and jocose in his conversation. :- ' So' much for "Uncle Billy." This imperfect sketch is greatly unworthy o remarkable a man. 'But as imper. feet as it is, may not Americans bear from the, history of our hero, the proud re flee lion that in a wr against the rights or liberties of our country, Where we have thousands of volunteers, from the vouth of sixteen, to tho old mn of four scores, ready to take up arms against; our enemies, our homes and altars, and institution are safe, and foreign aggre, sion can never destroy oorfair repubi lie.' May we always be blessed wun plenty cf "Uncle Billys.v, Lf