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AUCTION VALES THIS DAY.
Jon G. MILHOB & Co. will sell at 10 o'ci
at their salesroom, white lead, sewing
chine, dry gooda, Ac.
KNOX, DALY fe Co. will sell at 10 o'olocl
their salesroom, crockery and furniture.
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? o'clock, at their stores, batter, DSCOD, AC
T. M. OATES mil sell at three-quarters*
nine o'clock, at his store, batter, lard, Ac
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THE ASSIST rs COUNCIL -We are requee
to state that th'3 words, ' You canuot an
nae,.you int?moas scoundrel,''used by Alt'
man T. J. Mackey, on Tuesday evening, w
addressed, not to Captain Hendricks, but
THE NOBTH CABOUHA STATS MEDICAL !
CUTT had a mast h ar m o .ions and interest)
meeting at Salisbury on the 12th of tt
nsjanth. Tire meeting Was well attended, qm
- ep?rlt?d, aqla continued'its session for tin
-consecutive days. Over fifty members we
rprjeent. lt adjourned to meet in the City
Wilmington on the fjtrrth Wednesday in Ma
H870. .... ; .....
P?UR?>XE>i%<r Efl S*ff*i iBpsui, ABS
.CIATION.-At a meeting of the Medical Booie
of Sooth Carolina, held on the eveninf? of Mi
18, 1869, the following oamsd gentlemen wei
appointed del?gales to. -"th? Bj?t? Medioal Ass
.cia ti on, viz: Dre E. Gedrhngs, Wm. Hum
W, M.Fjtoh, Wm. <? Hogback, P. Peyxe Po
?her, J.rJ. Hoiss, James Moultrie, W. H. Ba
ley, J. L Ancrum and Manm'og Simons. '.
I THSLTVELI SAHSOS ATO DOINGS of tho Hoi
nrab'e City Coanoil are exciting ao much inte;
est in the community that we feel it our dat
to the public to have them i e por ted" for TH
NEW by an accomplished phonographer. On
readers may rely noon our reports as present
lng a full and exact aoeount of every thing oe
curring within the privileged precincts of th
Council Chamber, without omission, ex ag gera
tion or coloring of any kind. -
RETOBTEES! CEUHBS.-Everybody is askim
"Who isitfo?u* of THXNEWS ?" Stat nominv
City' ?tock was quoted yesterday at 55? anc
buyers were shy.
Th? State Medical Society meets to-day, al
II A. H., st the Boper Hospital. A number ol
delegates arrived yesterdAy.
The "Nice teen th Cen t ? ry " magazine is being
pot in typ? ss fast as possible.
Chief Justice Chase wfll arrive here this af?
Yesterday Major Welton began the system of
sending artesian water around the city for
sale, at two cents a gallon.
General O'Neil will be in oar city on the first
of Jane. I '?
THE NEW TOBE SGHUBTZEM COSTS_The
New York Herald ol Monday, in the course of
sn article on "Germ?n, Amusements," says :
"Only a week ago the German residents of the
Southern States had their annual School aen
fest at Charleston, S. C, to which a wbole
? company of German amateur sharpshooters
from thia city shunned not the time end ex?
pense togo. It was the.'Nsw.York Scbuet
z?nj?orps,' a volunteer organization, formed
Cy over one bandied of oar substantial Ger?
man business men, commanded by Captain
Jobs F. Gerdea, who during their three days'
stay st Charleston did so well with their rifles
thai they bore off the first four principal
prises, which now adorn their meeting room at
Central Hall, in the Bowery."
Horan. ABBTVAI*, MAX 19.-Pavilion Hotel.
John Le verina, Augusta ; John 8. Shack, Dr.
L. M. Ayer, Barnwell; Charles Adams, Charles
Barton, Wm. Windle, Philadelphia; D. Nichols,
New York; A. B. Grey, steamship Prometheus;
Dr. sud Mrs. T. R. Bass, Marion ; N. C. Whil
stons. Orangebarg, S. C.
Charleston HoteL-Z. D. Horsey, steamship
Falcon ; J. P. Garnies, steamship Ohampion;
Dr. W. Waru!, H. C. Miller, CW. Dudley,
Sooth Carolina ; Thomas B.'Watson, Philadel?
phia; W P. Hachborn, Tennessee ; H. E. Dan?
iel, Ohio ; John T. Darby, University South
Carolina; M>. and Mts. TS H. Clarke, Miss H.
jL Lang. Camden; T. J. Bois ie, three children
and serrant, Kc sad Mrs? C. E. Sands,
New York; J. L. Searing, New Jersey; D. Burke.
I wife and boy, Hrs. A. D. Williams, Arnold Lyes,
-"New York; Miss Bernis, Mrs Benedict, Miss
Benediot, 8t Augustine; Mrs. Knowlton, Miss
Knowlton, New York; Captain Camp, U. 8. A.;
* Jaskss Anderson, St. Augustine; Charles Dem
oroat, Jersey City; Mrs. M. B. Cook and ohild,
MsW Jersey; Calvin Oak, Florida; D. Callaban,
Barunah; John D. Parker, Adam's Bun.
WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS.
A New Republican Movement-T
Rieht of Mcisrs. Harrow and T,
mackey to Seat* at Aldermen to
Teated in the Courts.
We learn that upon aoplioations made ye:
day, Mr. Associate Jnstioe Willard dire
writs of quo xjoarranlo to bo issued against
vid Barrow and Thomas J. Mackey, clam
to ba Aldermen of the City of Charleston, c
mandina: them to appear before him at
Courthouse, at ten o'clock A. M. on Fiiday
morrow) the 21st instant, and then and tl
show by what authority they now hold and
creme the offices of Aldermen. This nv
ment, we understan i, ba9 been initiated
several promioont Bepablioaoa, and the ai
cation for the writs were made through t
counsel, Messrs. Pressley, Lord and Ingle;
We append a oopy of the suggestions n
which the write wero based:
STATE OF SOOTH CABO L IN A, OHABLSST
To the Hon. A. J. Willard, Associate Justic
the Supreme Court of the said Slate :
Informing on tho part of ti:e State, ihov,
unto your liooor. Daniel H. Chamberlain,
torney-lieueral ot tho State of Soutb Carob
First. That by an act of the General Asst
bly of the said otate, to alter and amend
charter of the City of Charleston, passed
the 18th day of December. 1817, it was ami
other things enacted, *>Tnat if any por
elected Alderman ot any ward in the saidi
shall remove from the ward for which be
so elected his office shall peoorne vaoant, t
a new election ba ordered by the City Com
Second. Th lt David Barrow?, here tobre.
wit: on the 18th day of Slay, in tbe year ll
at Charleston., in the county aforesaid, did
and exercise, and from thence continually
ter ira rds to the time of exhibiting this ml
mation, bath there used and exercised, i
still doth use and exercise the office of aid
man of Ward No. Sin the City of Chariest'
under and by virtue of an election held ia
said City of Charleston on the MHhofNovi
ber, 1868, and under and by virtue of an act
the Legislature rendering valid the Baid el
tion- notwithstanding that since the s
election aud the passage of the said,,' act, a
prior to the Baidi 18th day of May, hm said
fice had become vacant by the rem J val of
said David Barrow from the said ward-wh
said office he. the said David Barrow, for ;
during all the time last above mentioned, wi
out any loyal warrant' or right whatsoev
hath usurped, and still doth usurp, ino
tempt of justice and in defiance of law.
?In consideration whai t of, and to the c
that justice may be clone in the pr ?mises, t
Attorney-General aforesaid prays'that ? wril
So wvrranto be directed to ba ec; ved np
e said David Barrow, commanding b
OD a certain day to be and appear before t
honorable court, and then and there lo sh
by what authority he claims to exercise the
fica of Alderman of the said City of Charl
ton, and to answer the premises, and to sta
to, perform and abide such order and jot
meat therein as to the court shall seem me
(Signed) D. H. CHAMBERLAIN,
Attorney-General of the State of S. C
(Signed) A. C RICHMOND, C. C. ?>
PBESSLCT, Loan ? INQLESBY,
STATE Or SOUTH CA BOLINA, OHABLSST
To the Hon. A. J. ' WiUard, Associate Just
of the Supreme Court of the said State.
Informing on the part of the State, showc
unto the court, Daniel H. Chamberlain, Atti
ney-?ener 1 of the State ol Sooth Carolina :
1. That by an aol of the General Assemb
entitled an act to alter and amend an act to i
corporate Charleston? and for other pnrpoc
therein mentioned, passed on the 17th day
December, 1808. it was, among other tom j
enacted, "That no por.-on should in 'uturs
eligible to the office of Warden, unless
should have resided within the said city thr
yeas previous to his election.''' That by an a
ot the General Aa embly, passed on the 21
day of December, 1836. it was enacted, ' Th
the same and title of the Intendant and Ws
dens of the respective wards of the City
Charleston be changed to the nama and tit
it the Mayor and Aldermen of the respects
wards in the < itv of Charleston, and that a
laws of the State, and ordinances of the City <
Charleston, relating to the powers, electic
I and term of office of the said Inteodaut ar
Wardens, shalt be, and tbe same are boret
mais of force in relation to the Mayor and A
dermen of the City of Charleston, in the sam
manner as if they or either of them bad bee
therein spoci al ly named by that title."
2. That Thomas J. Mackey, heretofore, t
wit, on the 18th day of May, 1869, at Charlee
ton, in the county aforesaid, did use aud f xei
oise and from thence continually afterwards t
the time of exhibiting this information, hat!
there-uaed ind exercised, and still doth then
ase and exercise, without any legal warrant o
right whatsoever, the office of Alderman' o
Ward No. 3. of the said City of Charleston, am
for end during all the time last above men
.toned hath there claimed, aod still doth then
claim to be ab Alderman of the said ward, aa :
to have, use and ehloy all the liberties, privi
leges and franchises to the office of an Alder
man belonging and appertaining, by virtue o
an eleo.ion bald io the said City of Charleston
on the 10th day of November, 1868, and bj
virtue of an ant of the Legislature rendering
valid the said, election, notwithstanding that
at the timeofthe said el ec ti on, he, the said
?Ch?mas J. Mackey, did not possess or have
be qualifications for said office of Alderman ol
W*r(L No. 8, in the City of Charleston, required
by the charter of the City of Charleston, and
by.the Conatjtutfon of the' State of south Caro?
First. That he, the said Thomas J. Mackey,
bad not resided. within the said city three
years previous to his eleoiion, and
Second. ? -That he, tue said Thomas J.
Maske j, was not a reaident of this State at the
time of the adoption of the constitution there?
of, and had ?bt resided in the State one year
after the adoption of the said constitution.
Wherefore the aaid office, liberties, privileges
aod franchises he, the said Thomas J. Mackey,
for and during ail the time last above mention?
ed, without any legal warrant or right whatso?
ever, bath usurped, and still doth usurp, in
contempt of jus'ice and in defiance ot la ff.
Io consid?ration of the premises, and to the
end that justice may be done, the At torne v
Gemeral aforesaid prays thal a writ or qito
warrante- be directed to be served upon the
said Thomas J. Mackay, comm and i ne him on
a certain day to be and appear before this
Honorable Court, and then and there to show
by what authority he cia ms to exercise the
office of Alderman of Ward No. 3 of Ihe said
City of Charleston, and to answer tho prom?
ises, and to stand to, perform and abido such
order and judgment therein as to the Houoruble
Court shill seem meet.
(Signed) D. H. CHAKBEBLAIN.
Attorney-General of the Stato ot S. C.
(Signed) A. C. Iiicim J>D, C. C. P.
PBESSLET, Loan A INOLKSBY,
THE UNITED STATES COUBT. MAY 19-J?DOE
BBYAH PacsiniNO.- James Blair, Samuel B air
and William H. Cuthbert were finally discharg?
ed in bankruptcy; also, John Odom, Travis
Quick. Henry G. Odom. Thomas Biigman ami
C. A.. Weatherly. J. I. Peterson was appointed
THE CHOPS rs- DARLINGTON.-A business let?
ter from TimmonsvilJe, Darlington District, to
one of our leading cotton firme, s tja : "I wrote
you a few days ago in regard to crops in this
section. They were looking vory promisng
then, but it is different now. When I wroto it
had not been long enough after the frost to
note toe difference, and planters then thought
that with warm weather (and it seemed as if
warm weather had set in,) all would be well.
The next day it turned very cold, and remain?
ed so since. The wind blows continually, which
loosens the cotton, ?nd causes it to die at an
alarming rat?. Those who thought ten dava
ago that they bad a good stand, say now they
have not more than .a half a oae. Many are
ploughing up and replanting. I have just re?
turned from a trip of fourteen miles in the
countiy, that I migbt have an opportunity of
viewing the prospects, and I assure you they
are anything but promising. I must confess I
feel very uneasy at the probab.lity of a good
crop. If the weather does not change in a
short time there will not be a half crop made
in this county. Cotton that is dying so fist is
where there has been no guano usod; where
parties used it under- the cotton it generally
looks well, but where none has been used it is
almost a failure, and oontinues to die. A great
many that have guano have planted and put
none under the seed, calculating to place it on
the sides aa they work it."
THE ORE AX MO-HAL SHOW.
Wita? They Did and Said Sn Connell
ALDERMAN COLLINS DELIVBBS A DISCOURSE:
MATCH PILLSBUBT IS AN HONEST MAN.
THE MAJORITY MACHINE FOR MAK?
ING MISCHIEVOUS LAWS.
PMiafMt*irmi Between Aldermen
Cunningham and Mackey-They
Talk Pi etty-Almost s
MAYOS PILLSBURY FIBM AS A BOCK-BOW
TBE MAJORITY ARS DONE FOB.
ANOTHER EXHIBITION TO-NIGHT,
Ac., Ac, Ac.
A speciil meeting ol' City Council was held
last night st the City Hall. Present-the
Mayor, and Aldetmen Geddings, T. J. Mackey,
E. W. M. Mackey, Collins, Cunningham,
Greene, Potter and Barrow ; and Hampton,
Small, Brown, E. P. Wall, Thorn, L. F. Wall,
Howard, and Holloway.
Alderman T. J. Mackey occupied a seat
opposite to that which he usually takes, and
was the fifth Alderman on the right of the
The obaraoter or the proceedings of Couuc.il
at the meeting held on Tuesday night caused
the meeting of last night to be looked for with
much interest. As, however, no more persons
were allowed to enter the building than tho
chamber would hold, three-fourths of the anx?
ious ones were di s appoint od. A large crowd
of colored people gathered on the steps and in
front of the City Hall long before the hour of
meeting, and by eight o'clock several hundred
persons, chiefly negroes, were -gathered to?
gether aiBcnasing the "Ole Man" and the gen?
eral situation. In the Council Chamber there
were about sixty persons. Among them were
the HOD. D. T. Corbin, ex-Mayor Clark, and
the Hon. C. P. Leslie, State senator from
Barnwell and Land Commissioner.
At a few minutes after eight o'clock the
Council was called to order bj the Mayor, who
said that this was an adjourned meeting for
a specifio purpose, and that the regular order
of business would not be adhered to.
Alderman T. J. Mackey rose and said : I
rise to a question of privilege, which I will pro?
ceed to state. The Alderman then read the
tollo wins paper ;
.COUNCIL CHAMBEE, )
CHABLE?TON. May 19,1869 )
Whereas, At a meeting of Council, bold on
the 18ih instant, while in the discharge ol my
du ?es as an Alderman ot Ward No. 3,1 was,
fop au - alleged vidi, t iou of a rule of order, or?
dered into the custody of tho police by tbe
Mayor, and was then and there arrested pur?
suant to such order. I do therefore protest
against such arrest as a breach of my privi?
lege as a member o? CT une il, and va derogation
of tbe ugo ta ol' the people whom Ir presen .
I respectfully demand thal this protest be
spread upon the journals of Council.
T. J. MACKEY,
Alderman Ward No. 3.
Alderman Potter moved to lay the protest on
the table, which was B toon dod by Alderman
Collies. The question being taken, Council
refused to lay tho protest on tho table. Ayes
5, noes 9.
Alderman Barrow then moved that the re?
quest of the Alderman bo granted and the pro?
test be spread upon the journal, which was
seconded by Alderman E. W. M. Mackey, and
adopted. Ayes 8, noes 5.
Alderman B. Vf. 51. Ktac&oy (.Leu, p?rouaut,
to notice, introduced a bill to prevent police
officers from being posted in the Council
Chamber. - -
This was objected to by Alderman Geddings,
and the Mayor referred the matter to Council
for its decision.
While the Mayor was making up his mind,
the Aldermen were variously and characteris?
tically employed.' Alderman Potter looked
mildly .over the top of his spectacles and called
for the reading of the minutes. To this there
was no response, save that Malcolm Brown
winked with both spectacles and looked
seriously at his inkstand. Alderman Cunning?
ham waa studying a square yard of "Boles of
Council," and Collins, cool as a cucumber, was
perusing THE CHARLESTON- NEWS.
Before the bill was read the first time the
Mayor said : It makes no difference whether
this bill is passed or not. I am tho Chief
Executive officer of this city and most con?
trol the police until the hw is changed. I am
m charge of the public buildings and tho pro?
perty of thc city. I am responsible-: foe them.
The police force is raised and guaranteed me
by law to protect the iutercstB of the city. If
you see fit to deprive mo of this, and the pro?
perty of tho city from that protection, do s<\
I take the responsibility.
Alderman Geddings objected to the bill be?
ing entertained at all, unless it was special
business tor the meeting. He objected to tho
Miyor hems ruled by objections or by votes
unless there was a necessity for it. Council
bud spent fivo or six nights in council and no
business had been done.
The Mayor said : I have stated my convic?
tions, and bave submit)ed it to Council whether
this bill should t'C entertained. 1 will leave it
to Council to decide.
The question was takon and Council deter?
mined to entertain tho bill. Yeas 10-nays 5.
The bill was then read the first time.
Alderman E. W. M. .Mackey calli d for tuc se?
cond reading of thu bill, .which was seconded
by Alderman Barrow.
Alddrman Geddings again objected tu thc
manner in winch thc bill was being presse i, as
contrary to custom, convenience and the public
good. It it waa clo ermined to forco tho second
rcadiug ibo minority must submit. It was not
difficult to poi CM vu how tno vo CB wou.d bo
given. Tuoro w~s no necessity for all chis
baste. Wo sit ber \ he said, as members of
this Council or s>-cil!ed Connel, and have
sworn t ;d umist ar the c?!y a?'.i is to th-: b -^t
of mir abilities. Tho mover of tho bill shoo d
explain woy ii is pressed, and what aro its
prominent features, so thal Council miy act
understandingly. Theio is no room for tho
exercise o reason or judgment it this course is
to be continually p oisud. it m ty bo legal to
press the bill, but, it ts discourteous and ex?
Alderman 12. W. M. Mackey said that judg?
ing from what had ocmrred at previous meet?
ings, tho majority had much more reason to
complain of the discourtesy of the minority
than the minority had to complain of tho ma?
jority. The bill ouly proposed to keep the
police from the ehamfeer and passagos, not
from the doors of the City Hall. It is not
necessary to have a band ot aimed mou to keep
us in order. We only wish to prevent the pos?
sibility of the arrest of any member of this
Council for expressing what he believes to bo
right lt an armed band of policcmou is to be
stationed ii this hall to overawe tn J members
nf the Board, thcro is no u e for our sitting
here any longer. We might as woll break up
at once. We want to get them out of tho
cbambei. Wo do uot wish to let it appear to
the outside world that we cannot preserve
order without policem.'U. We can preservo
Al lo'rman Collina, lt was only hit ovening
that Aide?man Cunningham pot that question
to the gentleman who has just taken his seat,
in his official oipaoitv .v AM orman aid el
whether wo should all coin J here armed
be said yes I
A'dorman Collins was aa oaltn aj ice. wh
gave way to Alder m ii E. W. M.. Mackey
eaid: I Rave him that suggestion fror
simple faot thai armed policemen were i
hall, and I sahl for our own security I bel
it necessary for every geo/leman to come
Alderman Collins (leaning on his desk,
still exquisitely cool.) 'inc only one I
armed *as tbe greatest coward:tn the rooi
am not personal. But I say him whom th
fits let bim wear it. I say (emphatic
the greatest con ard in the room, and Ido
tho police will always be hereto protect
coward. It is necessary, and if that it
enough, the citizens will oomo bore to pr<
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey (aside.)
only refers to himself.
Alderman Cunningham.. Who aro thc <
Alderman Collins. I am. making no persi
allusions. I am man enough to say what 1
and if. the man is coward enough to wear i
may take tho cip. Addressing the Mayor,
said: You are Mayor still. The comma
who pay taxes lo support the police
endorse my opinion. You aro tho only
who has .tho right to guido the police;
if I know you well, whou tho time comes
viii disregard ordinances of thc irresponsi
and will regard Ibo law. The tax-paying i
zens regard you as their Mayor. If any of tl
men pass an ordinance electing those :
office who are thieves, yon will never sign tl
commissions. They cannot sue ont a qua v
ronlo to dispossess the present City Troast
and put in his place a thief, perhaps !
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey called the Ali
man to order, whon Alderman T, J. Mac
?laid he hoped Alderman Collins would be
lowed to continue.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey called for
A'derman Collins (to E. W. M. Mack?
You roso to a point of order and it was not s
tained. Take your sea t. [Laughter.]
Alderman Mackey. You took your scat i
it was not necessary.
The Mayor. Both of you take your a(
until I decide this question.
Alderman Collins. Before patting tho qu
tion I would like to try to finish my dtscoui
I do not like to seo personalities,
E. P. Wall (calored.) Ho mm ta to talk ab
Alderman Collins, Bonds aro perso
Alderman Potter, (referring to Mr. Les
who was sitting by Alderman f. J. Mackey,
eoe a stranger at the hoard who is not entit
to a seat. I hope he will be removed.
Alderman Qrceno. That gentleman waa
viced by me. The seat is unoccupied and
ia entitled to it. Ha is a member of the St
Alderman Potter. He caa ta?: the chair, 1
no! a seat at tho board.'
Alderman Collina (oontianing.) Ireoogn
in you, Mr. Mayor, an honost man. THO C;
zeus, through tho public prints, have respoc
ed. endorsing my recognition.
ibo Mayor. Will the me nhir take bis sea
The chair cannot state tho rulo in regard
strangers occupying soats. I beltovo that t
rulo is that no ono can sit around tho boa
but the members. The gentleman (Lesli
will pleaso retire. (Mr. Leslie moved ha
about two and a quarter inches.)
Aldorman Collins. 1 say the police on
nance is a violation of the rights of thu pc
pie, and, like many others that will follow, w
provo to bo a violai ion of tbosj rights.
ino alu.)ur UK' lu ?;lilted inc A?deimiii toe
Alderman Collins. If, Mr. Mayor, you <
not recognize tho rights of your friends,
shall have to leave yon io tho bands of tl
The Mayor. I was recognizing your right
Piocetd to finish your argument.
Alderman Collin*. The citizens wish you
hold your position as Mayor. They are tl
citizens who support the government and n<
the representatives of tho rabble. Tbe citlzec
want tho police force, first to protect the pul
lie buildings, and next public and private prc
perty. They pay money for that purpose, au
if I know you well enough, when the tim
comes you will, if necossary. exorcise the righ
of employing that force. You will, when th
election of an irresponsible min lor Cit
Treasurer is declared, refuse as Mayor to sane
tion such a proceeding.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackoy said the eleo?oi
of City Treasurer was not under discussion
He was wiiling that Al Jorunu Collins sh o uh
speak on tho bubject before the board.
Alderman Collins. 1 will not (to E.W. M
Mackey) speak of bonds any more, so don't b
fluttering. When (to ihe. Mayor) thoso objee
tiouable ordinances como up to be signed yoi
will withhold your signature. 1 know they wil
never get that signature. They cannot, with
out it, sue ont a quo varranlo. A so-callec
commis;-ion from a Mayor pro tem., or tho ma?
jority, would not bo regarded.
Alderman Oreeno called the Alderman tc
Alderman Collins (continuing.) As to thc
Alderman Greene, We will talk about that
when it comes up.
Alderman Collins. With theso few hints I
will close, li these few sarcasms hurt tho
feelings ol any Alderman 1 cannot bein it.
Alderman Greene Your scircasma will never
hurt any ono on this side
Aldorm tn Collins (idvoroly to Greene.) Ohl
Your shamrock is withered. [Laughter.]
Tho previous question was maintained, and
the ordinance read a sosond limo.
On motion of Alderman E. W. AI. Mackey,
tho ordinance ^^'.^s amended by iusorting
"during thc moetiugs of Council." ?So that
tho ordinance as omended and road the second
Line is as follow? :
Uv il ordained Ac . That from and after the
paaaauo of tins ordinance, no cancers qr
mum ours ol tbe police, force siiall bo posted on
duty in tho Conned Chamber, or any rooms
or passages adjacent thereto, during tho
meei un?s i-t Council, exsspt by tho consent
Bo oro the nassago of thc bill to tho Uv
reading, Alderman Go ding" delivered an ar?
gument against tho bill, supporting bus posi?
tion by readiog ami explaining thc ordinances
ol Council and acts ot tho Geueral Assorably.
He argued that Council bad no right or au
thoritj lo pass such an ordinauc; as that just
read, citing thc following authorities : Ordi?
nance August 25,1836. sections i and 9; act of
Assembly, December 19, 18C3, and act of As?
sembly, December 21. 1336, section 2.
Aldormau T. J. Mackey sooke in reply, argu?
ing that tho authority vested in the Mayor in
police matters was no greater than was given
every Alderman and that the authority cited
was but an ordinance which Council could
amend or ropea!; that the act of 1336 only gave
the Mayor tho power which the Intendant had
bad; that there was ?.ot a lino in the statute
books giving tho Mayor any power or authority
to control tho p dicaot the city; and that the act
of 1865 only referred to cases in which persons
violating tho law and fleeing mi?rit be arrested
bv the police. All the power tho Mayor had
in police matters was given h m by ordinance,
and that oower it was proposed by ordinance
to limit. If it is asserted thal anv policeman
can come in here and seize any member, then
the law of the bludgeon is snbst?uted for the
m'es of parliamentary procoodmgi, and
reign of terrorism for tho freedom of deb
Tho Mayor has no authority by et unto to (
(ro? 'In coiice, and onlv presides over ibo
lieu court in bis magisterial c.ipaoity. Inc
elution he would say that tuero was not an
of tho Legislature which even by conslincl
authorizes tho Mayor to preside over
Boord of Aldermen. He sits hero with
same poneras an alderman.
Tho. ordinance was then passed to a th
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey called for
third reading of au ordinance to declare vac
certair offices. Ac-a j published m THE NI
Alderman T. J. Mackoy mo?ed tbat the 01
nance be put npon its passage. The ordinal
was pasbOcLto a third reading; and Alderrt
T. J. .Mackey moved that it be ordered to
engrossed fur ra.iflcation,
Alderman Geddings said thero was a brc
error in the preamble to the bill, lhc cou
hacluot decided that tho cldCouncil held oft
contrary to law. Thc decision waa that t
election of November, 18GS, was irregular a
illogal, an was made l<gal and re rolar by
ace ol the Legislature. Me was unwilling tl
tho preamble should be stamped as a tm
when it was in conflict with the decision of t
The bill WAS then ordered to be engross
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey then called f
the first reading of the following ordinanoo
regard to .bo city police:
A BILL TO AMEND AK ORDINANCE ENTITLED "
ORD ENA NC h. TO HI? PLATE AND REORGANIZE. Tl
1. Be U ordained by the Maror and Alder m
of the City of charleston, in Council assemble
That Section twelfth of an ordinance entitl
"An ordinance to regulate and reorganize t
Police Department," ratifled on the ninth d
of February, 1869. be, and the same ia heret
amended so as to road :
The pay of the police force sholl be as fe
The pay of the Captain of Police at the ra
of fifteen hucdred dollars ($1500) per annul
Tho pay of tho Lieutenants of Police at ti
rate of one thousand dollars ($1000) per a
The pay of the Sergeants of Police at tl
tato of seven hundred dollars ($700) per a
Tho pay of tho regular Policeman at the ra
of five hundred and forty dollars ($540) p
Tho pay of the Night Policemen, or Watc
men, at the rate of four hundred dollars (NO
per annum, all payable monthly.
2. section thirteenth of said ordinance ;
heroby amonded by striking out the words 11
not lesa than Ave feet six inches in height."
3. Section fourteenth of said ordinauce
hereby ameuded so an to read : The capta
and lieutenants of police shill be elected I
Council in the same m .nnor as other officers
tho City; said officers of police ma; bo euspen
ed by the Un vor for cause shown, whiob sn
pension shall bo subject to action of Counc
and all appointments of all other members
tho police force shall be m td?: by tho Captain
Police by and with the advice and consent
the Committee on Police, and tho Captain
Police may suspend or disciurge any sergeai
Or policeman, for causo, subject to tho appr
val of tho Committee on Police.
4. That tor the purpose of carrying into e
feet tho provisions ot tula ordinafloe, the fe
lo wi i g additional section is added as seem
cighteeu : '"A -landing committee io co ns i
of three Aldermen, to bo entit.ed thc Cammi
tee on Poiice. snail be elected by Council, wi
shall have the revision and eontrol of the who
organization, disnplmo and management <
the police force, except so tar as such revis ic
and control are dologated to the Mayor ac
Captain ot thc Police by this ordinauce au
j the oruiuanco to which this ordinance is amei
5. Section eighteen of the ordinance towhic
this is amendatory shall bo designated as sei
6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances it
consistent with this ordinance bo, and tl
same ate hereby, repealed.
Tho Mayor decided that it was necessary I
give nottco of thc bill boforo its introductici
AfauiiudTu~T'.~7."BavSBy appealed rr Sta ft
decisiou of the chair.
Alderman Cunningham. There ia a ge nt Ii
man at this Board making himself very coi
epicuou*. He is creating much confusion,
don't Uko to seo a man show BO much efl*u.-ioi
[Phe A ld erm in alluded to senator Lesli?
who had moved np bia chair and was talking t
Alderman T. J. Mackey.-BET.]
The Mayor. I hope that strangers will ex
erciso due decorum around tho Board. [Les
he did not budge.]
Tbe decision of the chair waa not sustained
Collins alone voting loudly in favor of the ral
ing ol tho chair. The ordinanoo was then rea?
tho first time.
Alderman Cunningham (pointing to Leslie.
I move that that gentleman be pat cut of tbii
room for disturbing this Council.
The Mayor. I hope the gentleman will re
Mr. Leslie (with a sharp nasal twang.) Whicl
way? Back ?
MMrVror. Yea I back.
[Leslie again moved back two and a bali
Alderman Grcone. That gentleman (Leslie;
is here by my invitation.
Tbs Mayor (sternly.) No matter by whose
inv.tation. I have ordered him to sit back
from this board. Ho hos no right here.
The Mayor suggested that (be Police bill,
being of gro.it impon ance, should bo printed
for tho information of Council.
Alderman E. VY. M. Mackey morel that it be
printed and laid on tho table of members by
Alderman Collins. Boforo putting the ques?
tion. I desire to say thero is wanted only ono
or two moro good ordinances like the present
to raise the Ku-Klux-Klan. They had better
Eu-Klux thom aud tbo men who raised these
ordinances. Just get at the Fire Department
next, and I think they will be Ku-Kluxed. I
hope they will, at least. [Laughter and sen?
The bill was thon ordered to be printed.
E. P. Wall (colored) asked to have read tho
first imo a bill to provide the manner of elec?
tion foi standing committees.
Tho Mayor said tho Council had rulo3 under
nhich the stan ling committees were tu bc
raised, and that the bill would not be enter?
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey. Docs tbecha r
decide that wo have no authority to introduce
an ordinanco upon any subject whatever? If
any subjec is introduced illegally the courts
can decide it.
, The Mayor. The chair bas decided that this
bul caunot bo entertained.
Alderman Collins. Good !
Alderman T. J. Mackey. I appeal from the
decision of the chair.
The Mayor. I will not entertain any appeal
upon that question.
Alderman Collins. Good 1 Good I
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey then moved that
when Conned adjourn, it do adjourn to meet at
eight o'clock to-night, which waa seconded by
Alderman Cunningham. -1 should like to
have tho meeting postponed. The majority of
this board have nothing to do bat loaf around
all day. [Roars of laughter.] I have m.v bu?
siness to attend to, and it don't suit me to
bavo these meetings too often. But if there is
a meeting I will come every night. Most of
tho Aldermen have no business. They expect
to make a living out of the city offices.
Alderman T. J. Mackey at this became vir?
tuously irate, and said to Alderman Cunning
ham, "We don't expect to get it out of '*beef
contracts." Alderman Cunninghanff still stand?
ing, retorted by aaying, "Not but bystreet
contracts.'' The excitement in the chamber
was now very deep. Alderman Mackey waa
determined to have the last word, and, as the
Mayor called for order, said: "At all events
my father in-law ia sot Chairman of tue Oom
uiit too on Sf reeta."
Tho Mayor called loudly for order, and Al
dormau Cunningham hero said to Mackey,
"Yes, God daran yon, 1 know you well enough."
Alderman JIackcy his<od < ut, "Movo np just
as quick aa you please. I'm ready lor you."
Alderman Cuunngiiaiu sprang at Mackey, but
was held back by his frienJs. In the mein
while the May jr cul ed foe order with might
and main, and tho whole audience looked for a
Alderman Cunningham, being still hold back,
oalied.out to Mackey, "You must not mention
ms nor my father-in-law."
Aldorraan Potter (iu a deep voioe.) ""If you
do I'LL KILL YOU. JOST AS CEBTALN AB YOU'RE
Aid.-rmin Cunningham (again to Mackay.)
I know you. and no man like you must speak
that way to me.
Order was then restored, and the visitors
and Aldermen took their seats.
The Mayor then requested that on acoount
of thc welt condition uf bis health the next
meeting of Council be postponed for at least
L. F.Wall thought that tho Mayoi's requost
should be granted.
Alderman ?. W. M. Mackey explained that a
meeting on Thursday night was necessary in
order to ratify tho ordiuauco tq declare vaoant
certain offices, as the election* were to be heid
on Woducsdiy noxt. Any postponement wonld
defeat the object of the bili.
It was generally undeistood that no busi?
ness beyoud the ratification of thia ordinance
would be taken up to-nivht, and with this
agreement the resolution was adopted.
Alderman Collins said that the ordinance
could be ratified without the Mayor. The ma?
jority might meet at Hibernian Hall and ratify
?. P. Wall (colored) asked what had become
ot the bill whioh he bad presented in regard to
the election of standing committees.
The Mayor. I pronounced it out of order..
E. P. Wall (colored.) Do you mean to de?
cide that au ordinance on such a subject can?
not be entertained ?
The il ay or. It is contrary to the rules. I
will appoint the Standing Committee--, accord?
ing to the rules, at a future meeting.
E. P. (Vail (colored.) I app< al from the de
cu-ion of the chair.
Tho Mayor. I refuse to entertain the ap?
This announcement, and the quiet but firm
manner in which the Mayor spoke, threw a
wet blanket on "the majority," who thought
they had everything their own way when they
had passed resolutions discharging the stand?
ing committees' and making them elective by
Council. Nothing was said, however, and, on
motion of Aldorman Cothrs, Council ad?
A big crowd gathered around Alderman T.
J. Mackey when he went out of the City Hall.
Tho plain words, used by Alderman Cunning?
ham woro talked over by the post at tho earner
of Meeting and Brood streets, and shortly ai
terwatds Alderman Mackey, with "* tad ' of all
colors, wended his way homeward.
So ends another meeting of the Honorable
CityCiuncil ot Charleston. In the words of
tho irreproachable Horace Greeley: "THE
COMBAT DEEPENS ! "
THE OBAU OPERA TEODPE, which fai'ed to
appear hero, as aunounod, and which was de?
cidedly shaky in Savannah, fell to pieces hope?
lessly in Augusta. On Tuesday evening, the
principal artists of rhe compauy gave a concert,
in forma pmip*>-io, in the last named city, in
order to defray the expenses of the impover
ished singers to their homes. The sympathies
ortho Augustans mu.it have been excited, for
tbe concert, rather unexpectedly, proved a
splendid pecuniary success.
THE NATIONAL UOTIL, COLUMBIA.-Those
who have occisi?n to visit our Stale capital
have certainly no reason to complain on the
score of hotel a coommodatious. Prominent
among the flue houses which Columbia now
. boosts is tho National Hotel, of which Mr.
Bobeit Joyner is proprietor. Cinveniently
situated, ita rooms are always clean, comforta?
ble and well kept, and the table is abundantly
supplied with the best of everything. Add tj
this, that the house has o most obliging and
attentive clerk, Mr. P. N. Bains, that the
charges are always moderate, and that the
livery stables adjoining, kept by Mr. B. Joy?
ner, afford the readiest ?aciLti?s for obtaining
vehicles at any time, and it will be seen that
the National is, in evory respect, a hotel hard
THE PIEDMONT LITE INSURANCE COMPANY is
a popular and successful Virginia organization,
the operations of which in South Carolina has
hitherto been mainly confined to the itterior
districts. Colonel John L. Branch, the gene?
ral travelling agent, is now here with a view to
establishing a permanent agency in Charles?
ton. The Piedmont is a purely Southern com?
pany, retain ng its tunda within Southern Urn
its. It is the intention of the directors to
establish at an early diya br inch office in
onch State, under tho management of
State boards, to be soi ec ted by thu policy?
holders of tho respectivo States, and oil pre?
miums received are to be lon ned, upon unen?
cumbered real estate, to our own citizens. Tho
company bas recently declared o dividend of
forty per cont, to policy-holders, reserviog a
fund ot $200,000. Tho dividend might 1 ave
beon mido sixty per cent., but it was deemed
taler to hold back $200,000. Though the Pied?
mont has beon iu existenco but two years, it
has issuod over three thousand policies, about
seven buudxed of which tuc in this State. Its
losses, which have so far amounted to $33,000,
have in every instance been promptly paid;
and wo commend the advertisement of the
company-published in another column-to
tho fa venable coos! le anon of our people.
n us I ir nt* a * OTICUS.
TUE ' BADEN" I'APER COLLAH AND CUFFS, at
May ll tutlis No. 219 King-street.
TKUSKS, VALISES, AC. re-covered and re?
paired generally; new locks put on and loitered
witb owner's name. For sale, new trunks and
o tow second-hand ones.
F. F. CHAPEAU,
May 10 Meeting-street, next Mills House.
JpHUTUGKAPH l OLO UNG.
PERSONS WISHING TO HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS
tinted with caro and taste can have their orders
promptly filled by leaving them at Holmes' Book
House. Written directions should in eaoh case be
given as to the style of coloring preferred.
April 32 3mos*
J_?U1,.">1KS Al MACBETH,
So. 36 Broad-street,
Charleston, b. C.,
BROKERS, AUCTION Kh Ky, BEAL ESTATE
GK Y KITAL COMMISSION AGENTS.
Will atttend to Ren tin,' ai id Electing of Bent?
and purchase and aale ot Stoc.e, Bonds, Gold,
Silver and Reil Estate.
To the Purchase of Good? and Supplies for par Kee
in the country upon reasonable terms.
GEOBOI L. HOLMES.AUEXAJTDEB MACBETH.
January l lyr
jtttft cao /pt?isrjtgfl (BM>?
Store Crowded with Customer?
FOR THE C Hl? BIB ti A T ELD
S IEE I R T S
S O O T X'S
OPPOSITE RASEST HALI*
Jan n? ry 1 too?
Clothing an) /nrni^ing (g00fl.
"I*, ip. 3D."
THE BEST FITTING DBtWBBS IN TO
WOHLD, At BLACK. WML L'S, .
M ty ll mthB Bo. ?9 KUQ-3TBB1T.
No. 291 King-street,
Corner ot Wentworth.
AN ELBOANT SUPPLY OF
Spring Clothing and Furnishiag
FOR MEN, YOUTHS AND BOYS? ;
Now Opened and Offered at Low Price?.
The Stock comprises all the new st j :?s of GOODS
AND GAHMEN TS introduced this staaon. Pm>
cbufors are invited to call and examine the stock and
make their ?elections.
IN GREAT "V AH I ET V,
INCLUDING THE .
STAR BRAND 3HIRTS I
Which I have been selling for twenty-frye ;
noted for their GOOD TIT and IntraMUf.' HrW?
arc four qualities of them. .
? \.r . i .
A LARGE LINE OF
LINEN AND PAPER COLLABY,
Viz: THE BrBONS, THE DICKENS 8HAK?9
PEA RE, TUALBERG, EGBEBT, GAROTTE.
BISHOP, Ac. AP., ftc
. . ? . . f. u
THE TAILORING! DEPARTMENT,
Cholee French, English and America?
CASS13LEBES AND COATINGS,
Which will bo MADE VP TO ORDER in the beak,
manner, under the care of a first-class Franck
B. W. McT i'll EOT S, Superintendent.
CROA?D*L''.S OESTjTX? PHO^PHt-TE AND
BOWER'S COMPLETE MAN'UKE. Both
standard Fertilize.s. For sale by
WAI. G* KNFY.
No 102 lase Bay, '.
fciole Ag^nt tur youth carolina.'
April 20 Imo
InilDtng ?aUmi, tu.
Ofk AA NW AM) H'..ND OM B STBON?
A\)\J\J HOUND MO* tOOP FLOUB BAR?
KEL^. Mr Veg ..tabli'8. Ac, by
May 13 tim 4_J. ft H. CLAU'SFN.
STEAM SASH, BLIND
L. E. CORDRAY & CO^
Ko. 2 MITCHA RD-8TREKT,
OPPOSITE J. F. TAYLOR ft CO.'S MACHINE
SASHES, GLAZED AND UNGLAZED, always
PANEL DOORS, HOT HO??E S?8HD8V
MOULDINGS, Ac., wade np at short ?0?
tice, and at the lowest terms.
L. E. CORDRAY.
0. A. TBOP0H?