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MEETIN GS THIS DA Y.
South Carolina Lodge, at 8 P. JJ.
Hebrew Benevolent Society, at 8 P. II.
Deutsche Sohuetzen Gesellschaft, at 8 P. M.
Con tin Ul Fire Company and State Guard at
A UCTION SALB i THIS DA Y.
Sax FOURTH PAGE for Auction Sales.
A. H. A BKAHAKS ? Sows wil I sell at ll o'clock,
at the old Poetoffioe, valuable real estate on
MILES DBAIK will seQ at 10 o'clock, at his
store, clothing, dry goods, ?kc
B. M. ItAimwaTiL <k BBOTBBB will sell at
half-past 10 o'clock, at their office, horses,
mules, ?fcc. _
THE SAVABHAH ASD CHARLESTON' RA IXBOAD.
We understand (hat the contractors hare made
arrangements for obtaining all tho timber that
will bo necessary for completing tte road, and
that in a short time two hundred hands will be
at work between Coosawhatchie and the Savan?
? CLEA* SWEEP.-On Saturday night last
the residence of Mr. Seel, in Spring-street, was
j entered and robbed of its entire gas fixtures
. and chandeliers, as well as the lead piping of
.. the cuatera. The occupants mast hare been
I very sound asleep at the time of this bold burg
? lary. The perpetrator ia a Ll U at large.
AaoTHBa iHVEHTiojf.-We learn that Mr.
Peter McKinlay, the well-known Charleston
mechanic, has invented a machine for cleaning
out rice ditches, whioh surpasses in ingenuity
and completeness-all his earlier inventions.
The machine is said to be altogether novel in
principle, and will, we believe, be made by i
Messrs. Bason and Henerey st their works. It j
i t?ay be made public in a few days.
, REPORT?ES' CBUMBS.-A lot of unclaimed
I property at the guardhouse will-be sold on the
? 30th instant, if not identified avisier.
I The JStnas give a picnic, on Friday.
There was considerable muttering of diaoon
I tent from the crowd in front of the City Hall
hut evening because they were debarred ad
The Phoenix boys had their steamer out yes?
terday in Cumberland i street, giving her a
chance to "snort a little."
fi. Tax UNITED STATES COUET, Mar 18-JUDOI
Baxaa PaxsrnrHO.-The petition of William
'Townsend to set. up a lien against James D.
islanding waa referred to the Begistrar.
Charles Hadsdeo was declared sn involuntary
bankrupt. J. B. Bissetts- report of sales was
?? confirmed. The o aso of Ephraim Bay nar J, ex?
ecutor, afrainst tho Uni'ed Cotton Company,
|argum^fcon motion* to antead', ?et?ngs for
I writ of posses lion and ' against motion to va
? cate Judgment, was heard-Mr. Wa. Whsley
?for plaintiff, and Mr. j. B. Campbell for de?
THOMAS Grass.-Thia person, whose 'dfsap
v.pearanoe from Savannah was telegraphed, was
jtr the agent for the Associated Press and West
5 ern Union Telegraph Company. The Savan
? nah News says:
X On Tuesday he sent a note to his family stat?
in ing that he had gone to White Bluff on a fish
5- lng excursion, and that he would return on
* Thursday. Nobody say him depart, and he
% 'has not since been beard of. No account of j
'..his arrival at White Bluff has been received,
6 nor have his friends been able to trace him
% from the city? The whole matter is wrapped
\ in mystery up to this time, os inquiry elicits
' nothing to indicate that he had sufficient
reason of any kind to abscond. There are
various rumors afloat about the mat tar, bet
' we can find none thai are bot based" npoh mere
conjecture. Gibba ~? aa well known here to all
our business meo, and poise ss ed the confl?
uence of the entire oom mani ty.
Tax Flax DEPARTMENT. -There are no
farther envelopment s in regari to tho ru?
mored changes in the Fire Department men?
tioned in our issue of yesterday, and the gen?
tlemen spoken of va the closing paragraph are
as ignorant as ourselves of what the Radicals
intend to do. Tho integrity and efficiency of
the Fire Department ia a matter An which we
all feel an interest, for it affects the security of
every Jpiece of property in the city, and no
; chantre should be made ia this department, at
. least, on account o? the politics ot the incum?
bents. There is not ona officer o' the Fire De?
partment who has the slightest sympathy with
the Radical?, or who could be bought over to
their party by any bribe. They are good men and
. true, they know their duty and do it, they are
I the right men in the right place, and if public
consid?rations have any weight with Counei!,
not one of the present officials will be dis?
HOXEL AxarvAis, MAX 18.-Pavilion Hotel
W. J. Stevenson, H. Jones, Augusta; A. Cut
tingham, M. C. Staokhouae and wife; Marion,
8. C.; J. Keith and soo, Mrs. M. O. Gray .South
Carolina; J. ?. Foater, Northeastern Railroad;
E. F. Bird, New York; B. O. KobTman,Havana;
Jj. B. Rhodes, North Carolina; J. M. Carlin,
Memphis; Mrs. 8. G. Falvey, Mrs. H. M. Dav?
enport, Savannah; D. Driscoll, Beaufort.
Charleston HoteL-Vf. Sing, England; A. H.
Tan Bohkehn, North Carolina; Miss C. 8. Hart,
Wm. Gregg, South Carolina; Bev. E. Han, C.
B. Bobert, H. C. Howell, C. Johnson, C. W.
Kalk man, G. Brun&W, Mrs. Ll B. Moore, H.
A. Ward, New York; G. T. Wilkes, Kingstree;
G. P. Gilman, Omaha; A. Stembardk, Mary?
land; W. H. Harris, 8. Gentry, Georgia; H.
Harney and wife, G. B. Lamar, Savannah; W.
L. walker and lady, Mrs. Hillen and sister,
New Hampshire; F. C. Wilder, Hilton Head;
L. Howes, Massachusetts.
PEBSONAL.-Major Lo?is E. Johnson, recent?
ly appointed Uni .cd States Mara?al for South
Carolina, having been called to Baltimore by
a telegram announcing the serious illness of a
member of bis family, will be nuable to qualify
and take possession of his office until his re?
BILL OF MOET \LITY .-Return of deaths with?
in the City of Charleston for the week ending
May 15,1869 :
CAUSES OF DE il H.
Bro; canis Acute.
Congestion of the Brain.
ul t Age...:.
Tristans Nascent! um
Blacks end Colored.13
Totals for the week ending
May 8, 1869.
Certificates for the following
2 9 3 6
Aga.-Under one year of age, 6; between one and
five years ol age, 1; between five and ten years of
age, 1; between ten and twenty years of age, 1; be?
tween twenty and thirty years of ?ge, 1 ; between
thirty and forty years of age. 0; between forty and
flfty years ot age, 2: between fifty and sixty yen rs of
age. I; between sixty and seventy years of age, 2;
between seventy and eighty years of age, 0; between
eighty and ninety years of age, 0 ; between ninety
and one hundred years ot age, 1; over one hundred
y.are of age, 0.
GKO. 8. PZLZER, M. D.. City Registrar.
Office of City Registrar, May 18,1869.
FlFTT-S*X>lTD AintrV?B8ABT OF THE EPISCO?
PAL 8t7NDAY SCHOOLS.-The Episcopal Sunday
Schools celebrated their fifty-second anniver?
sary, yesterday afternoon, at St. Pnilip's
Church, where there was a large gathering of
the scholars and their friends. The body of
the church was occupied by the superintend?
ents, teachers and scholars, and the aisles and
the galleries by the visitors, principally ladies.
In the chancel were Bishop Davis, the Rev. A.
W. Marshall, D. D., Rev. a C. Pinokney, Rev.
G. P. Gadsden, Rev. J. G. Drayton, Rev. A.
Toomer Porter and Rev. Everett C. Edgerton.
The exercises began with the hymn, "Come
holy spirit heavenly dove," which was sung by
the choir and the schools with much feeling.
The Rev. A. Toomer Porter then read the
evening lesson and the creed, and offered
Mr. porter then read the lesson from the
10th chapter of Mark, 13tt verse: "And they
brough ttl?m li tt le children, and He said suffer
them to oome unto me, and forbid them not."
This concluded, another hymn, "Glory to the
Fat ber give," was snug by the choir and schol?
ars, when Mr. Gadsden called (or reports from
the various schools. The respective superin?
tendents read their reports, of which the fol?
lowing is an abstract :
tit. Stephen's School-Rev. J. Mercier Green,
rector; T. E. Newton, superintendent. This
school began last year? with 21 scholars, 17
girls and 4 boys, and 6 teachers. It now has
S3 eoholars. 21 girls and 9 boys. The loss dur?
ing tho year was nude np by the gain. The
average attendance was 20 scholars, and some?
times as high as 85 present The teachers at?
tended regularly. The school has a small li?
brary. Collections for the past year $6, which
paid the subscription to the Childrens' Guest
and for some books and cards. Between
HS and $14 were paid over to the rector since
last anniversary, with which the text book*,
?Sc., were replenished.
8t. Michael's School-Rector, Rev. Richard
Trapier ; W. C. Courtney, superintendent.
Number of scholars, 43, 17 boys and 26 girls;
two, male and 4 female teachers. Average
attendance 27. The collects and catechisms
are the principal lessons taught. The school
is visited every Sunday by the rector, and
closed according to Goodrich's Service Rook
for Sunday Schools.
Grace Church School-Rector, Rev. C. C.
Pinokney ; F. P. Elford, Superintendent. The
school, in point of numbers, is the 8 me as last
year. A building for the school is needed. A
Igt for the purpose is owned by the church.
The school has 120 scholars an l 17 teachers.
Collection for the past year 172 82.
St. Philip's So hool-R?O tor, Rev. W. B. W.
Howe; H. P. Archer, superintendant. Teach
ears, 15-3 male and 10 female. Pupils, 126
58 boys and 68 girls. A class for yonog ladies
of the Widows' Home has been established,
and has 13 members. A singing class, under
the organist, bas also been formed. Several
new volumes have been added to the library
from funds contributed by the congregation.
The teachers have been zealous, and the con?
tributions to the charity box nave increased.
Holy Communion School-Rector, Rev. A. T.
Porter; Hntson Lee, superintendent. The
highest number of scholars present on any
occasion was 141, and the lowest 67; average
attendance, 109. Twelve scholars have been
confirmed' -since last yerr. - The col ?eat ?ona
have averaged $4 per month, and are devoted
to enlarging the library, now numbering 375
St John's Chapel-Rector, Rev. A. W. Mar?
shall, D. D. ; A. Pun.lt, superintendent. Num?
ber of scholars, 85; average attendance, 45 to
50, and 8 teachers. The collections average
$2 per month, and are applied to the purchase
of books aud school music, and to the help ol
the shoe society. A library and more prajer
booka are mnoh needed.
St. Lnko's School -Rector, Rev. C. P. Gads?
den; - Pinckney, superintendent. The
roll shows 2 officers, 15 teachers and 104 schol?
ars-an increase since the last celebration.
The school is divided into 15 classes, 6 of boys
and 9 of girl?. There is, also, aa infant class.
Additions have beeu made to the library
through two kind friends. It has now 250
volumes. The collections for the year were
$28 84, one-half of which was devoted to home
missions. The attendance was regular and
8t. Paul's School-No report.
The Rev. E. C. Edgerton gave out the
Hymn : "Children of the Heavenly King," fcc,
which was well snug by the scholars present,
led by the choir.
The Rev. Mr. Edgerton then delivered a very
pretty and appropriate address, in which he
pointed to the Bible as a message from God to
man, containing roles for all conditions and
contingencies of life. He earnestly besought
the children to obey its teachings, and the Di?
vino injunction, "Remember thy Creator in the
days of thy youth," so that when old age set
in upon them they could recur ta a life which
had been in accord with the teachings of sa?
cred authority. He closed by reading some
beautiful hues, beginning, "Here is my heart,
I give it Thee." During the reading of the
hymn, "Blessed be the tie that binds oar
hearts in Christian love," a collection was taken
np for the Second Mission Church of the city.
The bishop pronoun ced a benediction, and the
exercise?were concluded hythe children re?
tiring by schools under their superintendents.
ANOTHER MEETING OF COUNCIL.
A LUDICROUS AND EXCITING SCENE.
Sparring between tbe-BT&yor ?nd Alder
wu-Mackey Arrested by tbe Mayor
Collins given Mackey tbe Lie-Mackey
Abases thc Mayor, Ac, &e, &c.
Tbs regular meeting of City Council waa
held last nicht. Present-the mayor, Alder?
men Geddings, Cunningham. Potter, T. J.
Mackey, Collins, Barrow, E. 97. M. Mackey and
Greene, and Holloway, Hampton, Small Brown,
E. P. Wall, L. F. Wall, Thorn and McKinlay,
There was a very targe crowd of persons,
white and colored, outside the City Hall, but
in accordance with orders given by the Mayor,
only as many persons were admitted to the
Chamber as could be seated. Among tbc selcot
few "in the ring" were the Collector of the
Port, Hon. A. G. Mackey, Congressman B. F.
Whittemore - his first appearance on this
stage-the Hon. D. T. Corbin and ex-Mayor
Connell was called to order by the Mayor,'
and the reading of the minutes of the previous
meeting was dispensed with.
In answer to a question, the Mayor said tho
police had been instructed to admit enough
persons to dil the ball.
The following petitions were read:
John F. Taylor & Co., to plank Pritcbard
street, and for permission to erect a one story
building in Pritchard-street. Referred to Com?
mittee on Streets. Samuel Morrison, for con?
tract to do the scavenger work of Wards No. 3,4
and 6. L ud on tbe table. Application of George
M. Little for place in the city DO lice. Referred to
the Mayor. Application of E. E. Mettz for license
for a ninepin alley, referred to the Committee
on Licenses; application of O'Donnell, No. 28
Tradd-atreet, for a junk shop license, similarly
referred; application of Wm. Rollin for ap?
pointing) t as City Inspector, on motion of Al?
derman Potter laid on the table; (be petition
c.' Mrs. Pritchard iu regard to the dangerous
condition of Pinckney-Btreet, referred to the
Committee on Streets; a letter from Courtenay
A Treoaolm praying for a renewal of a lease of a
water lot at foot of Pinckney-street, referred to
the Committee on City Lands; letter from C. J.
O'Hara, of New Orleans, suggesting improve?
ments in lighting the city, referred to the Com?
mittee on Lights; the return of tho Harbor?
master for April, showing $329 paid into the
treasury for the month, was received; the re?
turn of the City Sheriff for April, showing tho
receipt of $2692 69, was received; letters from
John Livingstone and others in r?f?ren?a to
filling up Percy-street, was referred to tho
Committee on Streets.
Tho unfinished business of tho old Council
was then taken up, and the report of a com?
mittee in regard to a drain in Bull-street was
adopted. The petition of John F. Picken,
^hich had been reported on favorably, was
taken np and adopted. The report of
tbe committee in regard to paving Mar?
ket-street, on each Bide of the fish market,
was taken np. Alderman Potter moved its
adoption. Alderman T. J. Mackey mov?
ed that its consideration be postponed to
the next meeting. Alderman Potter explained
that the Commissioners had the money, and
that the work would not take a dollar from the
city treasury. The question being taken, the
motion to postpone was adopted.
A communication wasjread from the City
Treasurer giving, in reply to a resolution of
Council, a statement of the as iel s md indebt?
edness of the city. On motion of Alderman
E. W. M. Mackey, tho report was ordered to be
printed for the in'otmation of Council.
The resolution of Alderman Barrow, the un?
finished business of last meetiug, to give the
appointment of the standing committees to
tbe City Council, was taken np.
The Mayor stated that at the previous meet?
ing be had ruled that it required a three-fourths
vote to rescind the resolution whereby tho
rules or the old Council bad been adopted. Au
appeal was taken from his decision,and tbe chair
waa not sustained. Subsequently, the resolu?
tion was put upon its passage, the vote standing
10 to 7, when the chair, asked for time to take
legal i J vice, which was granted. Mr. C. C.
Bowen, the legal adviser appointed by Council,
had been consulted, and his opinion was as fol?
lows: "Under the rule by which we are gov?
erned it requires a three-fourths vote to adopt
thin resolution. Three-fourths not having
voted in the affirmative, tho resolution is lost."
The Mayor said: In accordance and with
this advice I declare the resolution lost, it not
having received the requisite majority.
Alderman T. J. Maokey asked whether thia
was the advice of the City Attorney pro U.m.
The Mayor. It is bis advice in his own baud
E. P. Wall (colored) then offered the follow?
ing resolution :
ReaoloedL, That tho resolution passod at the
meeting ot Council, on the 7th inst., whereby
the rules of the former Council wete adopted
until otherwise ordered, be, and the samo is
hereby r ?sciudod, and tbe rule s of the former
Council be adopted as the rules of this Coun?
cil, with the following modifications :
Twelfth Rale to be amended by striking out
thc words, ' the following standing committees
shall oe appointed by thu dlayor,1 and insert?
ing in lieu thereof the words, "the tollowmz
standin? committees shall be elected by Coun?
cil by a majority of votes actually given."
Seventeenth Rule to be amended by striking
out the words, "L?gislature in this state," and
inserting "House of Rjprcsedtatives of the
United States." [This only applies to tho rules
which aro to govern Council.-REP ]
Nineteenth Rule to road as follows : "Any of
the foregoing rules may be suspended, modi
lied or reaciodsd, at any mooting, by a majority
ot votes actually given.."
Aldeiman E. W. M. Mackey moved the adop?
tion of the resolutions.
Alderman Collins. Before the adoption of
that rule which i3 meant to wipe away at ono
blow tho authority of the Mayor, aud thus
make him the tool of an irresponsible clique,
I wish it to bo recorded that I to: ooo object
to any such proceeding.
E. P. Wall (colored.) I certainly cill the
gentleman to order. I shall writo down tho
objectionable Axri -.. .
Tho Mayor. I hope no personality will be
indulged in this evening.
A'derman Collins. 1 dont think I have been
personal. When I said "irresponsible clique,"
I merely meant to show that it was those who
voted against tho Mayor before, who were
moving these resolutions, and I will prove it.
E. P. Wall (oolored) insisted that Alderman
Collins should take bis seat and await the de?
cision of the chair. -
Alderman Collins still remained on his feet.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey rose to a point
ot omer and y aid. that whoo an Alder m ID
called to order and a member wished.io submit
the point in writing, the ono called to ordo
must take his seat and remain seated until the
question was passed upon.
Alderman Collins then sat down, aud the
Mayor decided that the term used was an im?
proper one, and hoped that such terms or epi?
thets would not again be used.
Alderman Collina. I accept the point of or?
der, knowing that it will take a three fourths
vote to pass the resolution.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey called the pre?
vious question on the adoption of Wall's reso?
lution. The call was sustained by a vote of 9
to 6; the question was then put, and resulted:
Ayes 10 naya 6, viz: Aldermen Geddings,
1er, Cunningham, Holloway (colored,) Co
and McKinlay (colored.)
Three-fourths not having, voled in th
Srmative, the resolution was lost.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackoy asked whet!
was decided that a three fourths vote wai
quisite for rescinding the res uution passe
E. P. Wall (colored) read the resolutic
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey fruid that tb
IHIion offered by Alderman Wall did not
pose to rescind the ruLs, but simply to
wind the res dutton adoDted on May 7.
Alderman Collins. I deny that the ree
lion rena by Alderman Wall is a true cop
the resolution passed on May 7, which
passed by a unanimous vote and not 1
Alderman E. W. IL Mickey called Collin
jrder. and objected to the use of the ?
E. P. Wall (colored.) If the Alderman dei
that tnis is a true copy, I deaire bim to ]
Juco the true copy.
Alderman Collin i (who had remained sta
inj?) inquired : "Who wrote that copy ?"
E. P. Wall (colored.) No matter who wroti
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey called for
reading ot the resolution.
Ibo Mayor. The resolution has been reji
sd. I decide that tho rescinding of that rc
lution virtually rescinds the rules.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I appeal from
decision of the chair.
The Mayor. I am instiucted by a dis!
(ruished Parliamentarian that tho resolut
aanuot be entertained and carried but b.
E. P. Wall (color Kl) said thal Council ne
sd some edification, and asked the Mayor
inform Council whether that body did not
serve the right to rescind the resolution
May 7, when it said that the rules of the <
Council were adopted until otherwise orden
Alderman Cunningham. Wo have the ric
to alter by a three-fourth ? vote.
The Mayor. The resolution is not befe
Council, but 1 will entertain iL
W. J. McKinlay, (colored,) said it was 1
opinion that tho resolution would not effect t
purpose intonded. Tho resolution of Ma:
hod effected its parp?se in adopting the ral
sf the old Conned, and to roscind it wot
avail nothing. It seemed to him that tho ml
:oul l only be altered or amended by a thrc
Ton rt hs vote.
The Mayor. There is no subjoot befoie t!
Alderman Barrow s lid that at the previo
meeting he offered a resolution which tl
Mayor said could not pass without three rea
inga. The r?solutions had then its first ai
second readings, and he now called it up f
the third and final reading.
The Mayor. The chair has decided the rea
Alderman T. J. Mackey said he understoi
Alderman Borrow to m ike the point that tl
r?solution had its first reading at tho last mee
mg. The restrictions of the nineteenth rn
ire, that "none of the foregoing iul
shall be roaoicded or otherwise altere
Dor any new rule adopted, at oi
and the same meeting, unless it 1
by a majority ot three-fourths of the mombe
present." The resolution having badaits fir
reading at tho last meeting, that restrictif
Disuse of Rulo 19 would not bar it at this mee
Alderman Collins. I deny that the resoli
tion referred to was ever offered by any gel
kiernan representing Ward 3. No gentloma
is representing Ward 3. Mr. Barrow is livia
n Ward 6. .
TTiffurxyor Oa?ioj ttl? AMUIUW. I? ??ii?i".
Alderman Collins (?till standing.) M
Mayor, there is a law. Hore tho Mayor n gai
sailed him to order, and he took his seaL
E.P. Wall (colored.) Mr. Mayor, you hav
lecided that the resolution offeted by me wai
oat, not having a majority of throe-fourths,
liff T from you, and appeal from that decision
The rules wero only adopted temporarily
That is my understanding.
The Mayor. The rules are so plain that th
?hair does not deem it necessary to entortar
the appeal. Tho rules govern us and canno
be altered in accordance with their provisions
E. P. Wall (colored.) Well I your Honor, th
Council are responsible tor their actions. Wi
all fool an < qual responsibility, and are willing
in the exercise of oar duty to relievo you o
considerable delicacy, and assume for our?
selves the responsibility of oar views and ac
lions as citizens. If Council overrule your de?
cision you are acquitted.?
Tho Mayor. I would stale to the gentleman
that I shall sustain thc rules wo have adoptee
for the government of this body at all hazards.
The rule is so plain that any wayfaring mai
can understand it, and I shall not entertair.
any further appeal on tho subject.
Alderman Barrow. I call for the reading ol
my resolution by the Clerk.
The Mayor. It has been already acted upon
and declared lost.
Alderman Barrow. I call for it under the
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey said it had been
ruled that tue Barrow resolution must lie over
unless called for by tbree-fourths of thc mem?
bers. Three-tourths did not call for it. and it
lay over to this meeting.
Tho motion to adjourn was put, and six
voted aye. The result was not onuounced,
when Aldernuu E. W. M. Ma.key asked fli?
the CDnstruction of thc 19th Ralo, and whether
the chair decided thal the rules could at no
time be altered or roscinded except by a three
The Mayor. My opinion is, that at no time
and under no circumstances can tho rules be
rescinded or altered except by a three-fourths
The .Mayor again explained that thc vote was
taken and uot declared, legal advice was taken,
Council appointe i a legal advis.T, iud by his
decision tin resolution was lost.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackoy called for tho
reading ot tho opiuiou of tho City Attorney.
Tho Mayor. 1 was going on to say, that
threc-lourthd not having votod ayo, thc reso?
lution, ace irding to that opinion, was lest.
Alderman T. J. alackey contended that
although tho resolution could not pa^s
it had ita first reading and could be
adopted at tho second meeting. It is per?
fectly clear that your decision and that of tne
City Attorney was, that it could not pass at the
last meeting except by a three-fourths vote,
bat it is competent to pass at this meeting.
Alderman Potter. I mo>e we adjourn.
Al Icrmun Barrow. I hope not. I hope that
mode of doing business will be stopped.
The Aldurmau was called to order.
W. J. McKinlay (colored) rose to a point of
order, and said that the Mayor had o My deci?
ded the ailirmative vote on the motion to ad?
The question was agoin put, and the nio
tiou lost. Yeas 6, uays 10.
Alderman Barrow proposed to read thc 19th
lhe Mayor Katti he had decided all questions
relating, tu that subject.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey offered the fol?
Resolved, That tho matter of the adoption or
the rcsoluiiou to rescind the resolution of May
7, bo ro erred to tho City Attorney, to give hts
written opinion as to wberhe' a three-lourths
voto is necessary for the rescinding of the res
oluttou whereby the mles of a former Coutcil
were adopted temporarily as the rales for he
government of this body.
Alderman Potter said that baa been dispc
Tho Mayor. I have decided tbat quest i
but if Council wish to have the opinion of
City Attorney, it is righi and propor t'
should h ive it.
Alderman Collins. Before putting that re
Intion I desire to say that I do not see a r
tide of difference between that and any of
other resolutions offered on the same subj(
Tho Attorney has already said that it requi
a three- ourtbs vote, and I do- not see h
any one can get- in a resolution that \
rescind tnat. I don't see bow you can i
such a resolution. It looks liko whipping I
devil round the stump.
The question was then taken and the rei
Intion declared idopted. Yeas, 10; nays, 6.
Alderman E. W. M. llackoy gave notice tl
it the next meeting he would call up tho rei
lui ion of Alderman Wall.
Alderman I. J. Mackoy. And the reso!
tion relative to rescinding the resolution
Alderman Cunningham. As I understand
ibis question has already been decided. Unie
ive get a three-fourths voto tho rules cannot
iltored. That ls very plain.
E. P. Wall (colorod) insisted tbat his resol
?ion had had one reading, and he would call
ip at the next meeting.
Alderman T. J. Mackey said they only wai
3d the resolution to have a first reading. Th
lid not propose to pass it this evening, wbii
would require a three-fourths vote.
Alderman Collins. It requires three tour ti
oefore it eau receive a reading.
Alderman T. J. Mac'coy. Before it can pas
Alderman Collins. The resolution has a
reidy been lost.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I insist upon n
privileges as a member of this Council. I i
list that the resolution receive its first rea
Alderman Cunningham. I insist that th
dunc has been disposed of. There is no wi
>f getting over it. What aro the other pari
iriving at ?
The Mayor. Tbe chair decides that the r
iolution bas been put and lost.
Alderman Cunningham. 1 move iwe] ai
The motion wis lost. Yeas 6, nays 10.
Alderman Cuaningham offered the folio wini
Resolved, That a committee be appointed t
.he Mayor to inquire and determine if all, an
rvhat members of Council are entitled to th J
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I move to amen
the resolution by striking out the word "aj
pointed," and inserting the wo.-da "elected I
E. P. Wall (colored) said he was a membt
of tbe Board to which the suggestions on tb
very subject were submitted, and who wei
roquired by law to ampare and examine tli
right and titlo of the claimants of seats i
Mayor and Aldermen. The Legislature an
the Courts decided against the decision <
that Board, and it was strange that th
question should come up to try it over agaii
It was au extraordinary proceeding.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey moved to lay tl
whole matter on the table, which was agree
to. Yeas 10, nays C.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey offered the fo
Resolved, That when this Coane : ! adjourns :
adjourns to meei to-morrow evening, tbe 191
instant, at 8 o'clock.
Alderman Cunningham saw no uso in meet
ing so frequently. Ho said: Our meetings d
not amount to anything, and we come hei
end go over thc samo routino and only tal
about tbe 19th rule. I hope our uext meetin
will bo next week.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey. We deejreJ
meet here to know "whether the m oj or itv ha?
not some rights in this board. If it is decide
that the majority cannot even appeal, we the
desire to know whether they have any righi
Alderman Collins. I would then offer tbi
toe take up the suggestion of the DAILY NEW
that the majority of the members adjourn t
meet at the Hibernian Hall, engage the Po:
Baud, and oharge twenty-five coate admission
Alderman E. W. M. Maokey. Probably tb
majority might meet there to show up th
The question was thou taken, and the resc
lution to moot to-night was adopted.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey said he wishei
to introduce an ordinance to declaro vacan
oeitaiu offices, and to have it receive its firs
Alderman Potter. I object.
Alderman E. W. M. Ma : key. The object cai
not be defeated by objecting.
Aldciman T. J. Mackey said the ordinance
could receive two readings under Rule 9, and
the ordinance was read the first time as fol
a niLL TO DECLAIIE VACANT CERTAIN OFFICES
AND TO PHOVLDE FOB AN ELECTION FOB TH!
Whereas, The late Mayor and Alderman ol
thu City of Charleston did neglect and refuse
to vacate and surrender to their successor*
their several and respective offices, aud per.
mit tho Bald successors to enter upon tuen
d .ties at tho time prescribed by law; and
whereas tho said Acting Mayor and Aldermen,
so holding over, did proceed by election to fill
various offices and boards of Commisioners;
and, whereas, it has boen determined by a
court of competent jurisdiction that said con?
tinuance in office by said Acting Mayor and
Aldermen was contrary to law and in deroga?
tion ot the rights of the present City CouucU;
SUCTION 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and
Aldermen of Charleston, in City Council as?
sembled, That all offices and boards of com
m ssioners filled bv election since the sixteenth
day of November." A. D. 18(38, bv the late Act?
ing Mayor and Aldermen of tho City of Charles?
ton, bo, and tho same are, horeb-, declared
vacant, and thc incumbents thereof shall va?
cate and surrender tbi same as soon as then
successors are electo I and quahliod.
SEO. 2. That all rflicos now filled by military
appointment, or by olection of any provision il
Council, are hereby deflated to be vacant, and
the same shall bo filled by election at tho lime
MSC. 3 That the Mayor is hereby authorized
and required to give five days' notico in one ot
thc citv papers that City Council will proceed,
ou Tuesday tho 25th day of Hay A. D. 18(>9,
to elect persona to lill thc offices and boards
of commission! rs herein declared vac mt.
SEC. 4 I hat tho various boards of commis?
sioners, when so elected, are authorized and
empowered to fill, by clecti on, such offices as
they aro now, by law, empowered to fill, the
said offices beine hereby declared to be vacant.
ere 5. All ordinances or parts of ordinances
inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby re
After the first reading, Alderman T. J.
Mackey requested that it be read a second
Alderman Geddings. I am so hoarse that 1
cannot say much, and it does not need to say
much. The request of tho Alderman is a
legitimate request. Custom has decided
that tho discussion ou tho merita of
a bill shall be had on the second read?
ing, and I hope that no mover of a bi 1
will take undue advantage of other persona to
demand that the second reading shall be had
to night when we arc not prepared tor that dis?
cussion. Tbe bill involvo? important conside?
rations, and we nee 1 time to examine it and
prepare for debate upon its merits or demerits.
I am not prepared for discussion or a vote to?
night, ?or do I believe that the majority of
Alderman T. J. Mackey insisted on the s c
ond reading, and it was so ordered-ayes 10;
Alderman Geddings said that the majority
had evidently made up their minds, and their
votes could not be changed by any discussion.
He said : I think the objeot of that is to spring
Alderman T. J. Mackey called the gentler
j to order. Such an impeachment of the mon
of members was ont pf order.
Alderman Geddings said that the majoi
were pressing the bill too far. There was
sense in such action. Some of the memb
do seek for truth. He had come for the ce
mon good and could not understand all f
haste. It was neither courteous nor proper
When the Mayor decided the language out
order, he said be hoped that such expressic
would be avoided.
Alderman Collins. I 'liink the expression
the trap is very appropriate. There is a shcj
present, and some of his Aldermen deserve
be caught in that trap.
Alderman T. J. Mackey ito the Mayor.)
you don't call your dog off he will be pan i ehe
The Mayor rapped for order.
The ordinance was then read a second til
and considered as a whole.
On motion of Alderman T. J. Mackey, Sc
tion 3 was amended by inserting "Wedneeda
May 26," instead of "Tuesday, May 25."
Tho ordinance as amended then passed i
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey introduced tl
following resolution :
Resolved, That the resolution passel at tl
meeting of Council on 'he 7tb instant, wher
by the rules of the former Council were adop
ed until otherwise ordered, be and the san
is hereby rescinded.
Alderman Cunningham rose to a point of o
der, and said that question had already be?
Alderman Collins also called the Aldermi
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey said he had m
read his resolution, and the Alderman (Collin:
did not know what he was talking about.
Alderman Collins. Idou't believe be knov
what he is doing himself.
The resolution was read, and Alderma
Cunningham again rose to a question of orde
The Mayor. The rea du tion having alreac
been offered has been decided, but if the Com
eil wish to have it before them they can do si
Alderman T. J. Mackey. That is, it is sin
ply given as a notice, lt is not a bill or an o
d nance, but a resolution; and if it cannot 1
done this way it cannot be done at all. Vi
want it read the first and second time to-nigh
After some discussion the Mayor again sai
that be would adhere to the theve-fourtl
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I appaal from th:
The Mayor. No appeal need be taken. I wi
entertain no appeal.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. Then it is the om
man power. I claim that it is a bro*ch <
Alderman E. W. ?L Mackey moved that i
the Hon. C. C. Bowen, the City Attorney, wt
then present, he be requested to give his ve;
bal opinion as to whether the Council coul
losciud the resolution of May 7, by a majori)
This was agreed to, and Mr. Bowen said fbi
he had not the slightest doubt that the majo
ity could do so. He thought there was not
lawyer in the oity that would not give tl
same opinion. The resolution was that lt
rules be adopted for the government of Com
eil until otherwise ordered.
Aldeiman E. W. M. Mackoy again offer?
his resolution rescinding the resolution i
Alderman Can ningham said this had bee
Alderman T. J. Mackey. This is a total
Tho resolution was then put. Yeas 10; nays ;
The Mayor declared that three-fourths nc
having voted aye the resolution was lost.
Al.lorm.n T. J. Mooker appealed from tl
decision, audtbe Mayor said that no appe
conld be taken.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey said that Cou
eil could appeal at any time unless the May?
intended to make a new parliamentary law.
The Mayor. I intend to eu fore J the rul<
until changed by a three-fourths vote. I too
the opinion of the City Attorney for what it :
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I desire to as
whether Conned has any rights at all or sin
ply subject to your will.
Aldermen Potter moved an adjournment
which was lost.
Alderman T. T. Mackey offered the followin
Resolved, That thc standing committees b
and tho same aro hereby discharsed.
Alderman T; J. Mackey (to tho Mayor soil
tore.) Y'ou had belter consult with you
friend about that. (Replying to Major Corm
who sat on tho left of the Mayor.)
Alderman Collins called tho Alderman I
order for insulting the Mayor. He said it wa
asserted in the papers that be had been oppos
ed lo Bowel-, as solicitor, pro lem. He wouli
The Alderman was called to order and sa
down. Ihe question then was taken on thi
resolution of Alderman T. J. Mackey, wh<
said, " Will tho Mayor state whether tha
resolution can be passed without a three
fourths rote. If it was desired by the Mayo:
to make every resolution thc subject of a jes
it should be sternly rebuked by Council, i bi
Mayor himself, he said, preaches about deco
rum." Tho Mayor called the Alderman to or
der, an) Alderman Mackey, continuing tc
speak, the Mayor said to the policeman: "Ar?
rest that man.n
Alderman Cunningham cried, "Take hin
ont 1" Others said. "Let him alone !" Captain
Hendrick? stepped up to Alderman Mackey
and laid ins hand ou his shoulder. Alderman
Mackey shouted to Ciptaiu Hendricks, "Yoi
cannot arrest mc, you infamous scoundrel!"
The wildc.it coul'iioion prevailed when thc
Mayor said, "Irecall ibo ordei !"
Alderman I. J. Mackey (to tho Mayor.) How
dare you arrest an officer of this city. Yo?
violate every rule of order.
Thc Mayor. I wish that Gentlemen would
take their seats. I have recalled the order.
Alderman T. J. Mackey (to the Mayor.) Yo?
have nu armed baud of assassins around thia
building, lt is imposable foi you to set them
Ibo Alderman was called lo order as ho re?
faced to obey the call of the chair.
Tho Mayor said that was why bc ordered Ina
airest. It was his duty to enforce the rules,
aud it was competent for him to order down
any one who would not obey. If, he said, otder
cannot otherwise be preserved, I will preserve
it by such means as I have in my power. I
hopo such a necessity will never occur again.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. If the chair will re?
spect order, we will reqpact ordei. You set us
a bad example.
Alderman Greene moved to adjourn.
Alderman Collins. I move that tue gentle?
man from Ward No. 3 ( T. J. Mackey) be de?
prived of his pistol, or 1 will indict bim.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. There is not force
enough bore to deprive me ot my property
without a legal process.
Alderman Cuuuingham. I move that the
Mayor keep order, and if any member is un?
ruly let us put him out.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I desired to make
a statement. He said that the Mayor had
violated the privileges of the Board by con?
stantly passing a resolution, and then saying i
tbree-fouTihs vote waa necessary to pass it.
The presiding officer should state in advauco
when this was necessary.
While he was stating thia, the Mayor, he
said, violently ordered him to take his seat,
and ordered him to be eoized. The Mayor,
in bis judgment, could not nave bint
(Mackey) arrested by a policeman, nuder
any circumstance?. If a member waa
unruly it waa tho duty of the member?
to sustain the Mayor and demand. that
the member comply, and if need be pats a}
resolution ol' expulsion. But the Mayor could
not order a policeman to take a member. IX
that rule prevailed the Mayor could bully the
whole Council, and order a policeman to arrest
any member with whom he might happen to
The resolution for the discharge of the
standing committees here turned np again,
when Alderman T. J. Mackey aakod whether
it could be passed without a three-fourths
The Mayor said be would not insist upon ft
The question was then takeu, and the reach
Intion doola red adopted.
Alderman T. J. Mackey. By the passage of
that resolution this body is entirely without
standing commit' eta.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey offered the fol?
Resolved, That no officer or member ot the
police be allowed tn the Conned Chamber du?
ing the sittings of this body. .
The Mayor said be would put the resolution,
but would say in advance that thia would have
to be done by ordinance, aa the Mayor could
station the police where he thought proper.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey then gave no
tice of such an ordinance. . ...
Alderman Cunningham. Will it be necessary
for us all to come here armed? . s
Alderman T. J. Mackey. One drew a pistol
at the last meeting. I hope gentlemen will
Alderman Collins. He (Mackey) is accus*
tom ed to lie, and he had a right to Ka tba.
On motion of Alderman Potter, Council tutti
adjourned. ' _
ASSAULTS Aim BATTEBJZS.-tiichird Murphy
and Harry May, sailor boarding house keepera
in Queen-street, were arrested yesterday at the)
instance of James Walsh, who stated that he
was assaulted by these men, badly beaten and!,
kicked in the face. Murphy was held by Ma
gistrate Mackey to answer in a bond of $500;
and May in a bond of $ 1000.
Herman Cline, a white man, was arrea tedi
and brought before the same magistrate, ott
affidavit of a colored man eighty-six years old,
who charged Cline with striking him, because
Cline charged him with being a liquor ordV
nance spy, which be harshly denied. Cling
was held to answer in the sum of $200. ".
A t ard.
CHARLESTON, S. C., May 18. .
TO 1 HE EDITOR OF IHK DAILY NEWS. j
Sm-In reply to the article in your paper of
this date.headed "Ex-Alderman Barrow," whick
a*tea that I had "vacated the office of AJ4&B*
man" by removal from Ward No. 3,1 desire t#
say that my house in that ward bas not toast
sold, though involved in an equity suit. I sat
in fall possession of the premises and havefnofc
abandoned the house as my home, nor remov?
ed my furniture. Ou the contrary, I occupy it
at the present time, and claim it as my resi?
dence, though my family, for th nr health, act)
now temporarily residing on a farm near Ash?
ley Biver, in Ward No. 6.
DAVID BAR BOW,
Alderman of Ward No. 3- .
B US I If ESS NOTICES,
CALL for the be it fitting Gray's Patent
Moulded Collars, at Scott's Shirt Emporiums*
Meeting-street, opposite the Market Hall. '
TRUNKS, "VAL ie BB, ?C., re-covered audre?
paired generally; new locks put on and lettered!
with owner's name. For sale, new trunks andi
a few second-hand ones.
F. F. CHAPEAU,
May 10 Meeting-strest, next Mills House.
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