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by the poll, not for County or State pur-

two hundred dollars exempt from

12 of Banks equal to individual property 12 TAXESlevied by a uniform rule

12 what property subject to

12 what property exempt from

12 on property according to its true value 12 shall only be raised in pursuance of law - 12 levied on stock in corporations, same as other property


not divided by new county, (see City) 2 TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION

10 officers elected 1st Monday in April 10 Trustees, their power, &c.

10 not to vote to raise money for corporation purposes

8 not to be stockholders in corporations 8 TRANSPORTEDno persons to be, for crime

1 TREASURER OF COUNTYeligible only four years in six

10 TREASURER OF STATEone of the Executive Department

3 how and when elected

hold his office two years

his office commence on 2d Monday of Jan-

office, if vacant, how filled


in violate TRUSTEES OF INSTITUTIONShow appointed


LEGISLATURE to be filled by election

2 in office, how filled

2 see the title to office

2 VOTERS—(See Elective Franchise.) residence to qualify

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who excluded from WARRANTS

when not to be issued--(see Search War

rant), WITNESS-

none incompetent on account of religious

belief WORSHIP

all persons may, as conscience dictates

none compelled to support YEAS AND NAYS-

to be entered on Journal, at the desire of

two members
to be taken on the passage of any bill, in

either House
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Relating to the organization of Courts of Justice, and their powers and duties.

where bold.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State Supreme Court, of Ohio, That it shall be the duty of the Judges of the Supreme Court of State of Ohio, to meet annually hereafter, in the city of Columbus, on the first Monday of January, to hold a term of the Supreme Court.

Sec. 2. The Judge of the Supreme Court having the short- Chief Justice. est time to serve, not holding his office by appointment or election to fill a vacancy, shall be the Chief Justice, and as such shall preside at all terms of the Supreme Court; and in case of his absence, the Judge having in like manner the next shortest time to serve, shall preside in his stead.

Sec. 3. If a quorum of said court shall not be in attendance Quorum. on the first day of the term, the clerk shall enter such fact on record, and the court shall stand adjourned till the succeeding day, and so from day to day for ten days; and if the court shall not be opened within ten days, all matters pending in said court shall stand continued until the next term, and no action or matter shall abate or be discontinued thereby.

Sec. 4. The Supreme Court, when in session, shall have Writs. power, in addition to the original jurisdiction conferred by section 2, article 4, of the Constitution, on good cause shown, to issue writs of error, certiorari, supersedeas, ne exeat, and all other writs not specially provided for by statute, which may be necessary to enforce the due administration of right and justice throughout the State; and either of the Judges of the Supreme Court in vacation, shall, on good cause shown, have power to grant writs of error, supersedeas, and certiorari, and

trict courts.

Rules of prac. tice.

also to grant writs of habeas corpus; and the writs of error or certiorari, directed to the Court of Common Pleas, may, in the discretion of the Supreme Court, or Judge allowing the same, be made returnable to the District Court of the proper county, or

to the Supreme Court. Important or Sec. 5. When any important or difficult question shall tions before Dis. arise in any proceeding pending before the District Court in

any county, the Judges of the District Court, or the Judge of the Supreme Court sitting in said District Court, may, on motion of either party, cause the same to be reserved and sent to the Supreme Court for its decision ; and all other questions as to which the Judges of the District Court may be equally divided in opinion, shall

, on motion of either party, in like manner be reserved and sent to the Supreme Court for determination.

Sec. 6. The Supreme Court shall have power to prescribe such rules for the regulation of its practice, the reservation of all questions, and the transmission of cases from the Distric Court, or Court of Common Pleas, to the Supreme Court, and remanding the same, as may not be inconsistent with the laws of this State.

Sec. 7. In all cases pending in the Supreme Court, oral arArguments, oral or written. guments shall be heard when either party shall request it; but

the arguments of counsel may be transmitted to the Court, in which case they shall be placed on file with the papers, and read by the Court in the investigation of the cause.

Sec. 8. The Supreme Court shall appoint a Reporter, whose term of office shall continue three years, whose duty it shall be to attend the sessions of said court, and to report, under the direction of the court, its decisions, together with such other decisions as the court may direct him to report, and to cause the same to be published as soon as may be conveniently done; Provided, that no arguments of counsel shall be published with said reports, other than a brief, containing a reference to the points made and authorities cited and relied on by such counsel, unless specially directed by the court. The Reporter shall receive such compensation as may be provided by law; and the judges of said court shall have power to remove said reporter from office at any time, for such cause or causes as they may deem sufficient, to be entered of record in the journals of the court, ten days' notice of such intention to remove being given to said reporter.

Sec. 9. The records and papers pertaining to the business of the Supreme Court, shall be kept at the seat of government, in a suitable room to be provided for the accommodation of the Court, and not be removed therefrom, unless by the special direction of the Court, and then only so long as the business of the Court may necessarily require; and the Supreme Court shall appoint a crier, whose duty it shall be to attend the sessions of the Court, and take charge of the room provided for the use of the Court.


Room, papers and crier.

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