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Tueadiv Morning, May 18. 1869.
Racy Debut? in the Charleston City Coun?
cil_The Mayor to bo Impeached.
We extract from tile Charleston. Courier
the following roport of a special meeting of
tho City Council, held on the 14th instant:
Alderman Barrow offered tho following
Resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of
Charleston, in City Council assembled, That
the twelfth rule whereby, the Mayor is au?
thorized to appoint standing committees be,
an'd the same is hereby, rescinded, and that
all standing committees shall be elected by
Resolved, That in the eleotion of standing
committees the Council shall vote viva voce,
and if upon the first vote the number re?
quired shall not be elected by a majority of
tue votes cast, the Council shall proceed to
a second vote, in whioh n plurality of the
votes shall prevail, Und the first named
member of auy committee shall bo chair?
The Mayor stated that under tho rules
the resolution would lay over until the next
meeting, anlese called for by a majority of
three-fourths of the Boord.
Alderman Mackey thought that a majority
voto could suspend the rules, they having
been adopted by a majority vote.
The Mayor decided otherwise.
Alderman Mackey appealed from tho de?
cision of the Chair.
Alderman Collins (violently)-I object to
the Alderman who is endeavoring to coerce
the Alderman next him to second his mo?
tion. He is always endeavoring to coerco
people who ore innocent.
Alderman Wall called the gentleman to
Alderman Smalls seconded the motion of
the Alderman from Ward 3, (Mackey.)
Alderman Collins said there was only a
motion to suspend a single rulo (alluding to
the resolution of Alderman Barrow) and tho
effort was an endeavor of a certain family
to rule the Council.
Alderman T. J. Mackey insisted that the
appeal was not debatable, and asked that it
be laid before Council.
Alderman Cohans wanted to know if Mr.
Mackey was tho chairman. If he was, he
wanted the Mayor to vacate his seat and let
him (Mackey) bo Mayor and Alderman.
Alaerman Mackey-At tho proper mo?
ment I shall notico the insolence of this
Alderman McKinlay said, in offering tho
resolution referred to, he did so intending
that the rules should bs for the permanent
government of Council, and they could,
therefore, only be waived by a three-fourths
Alderman Collins-Thinking so, I second?
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey-I don't
think the question is one that requires tho
gentleman's ideas on tho subject. It is only
a matter of construction.
Alderman T. J. Mackey insisted upon his
Alderman Collins-May I ask the gentle?
man a question?
Alderman Mackey-No; I will not permit
you or any of your class to interrupt me.
On the question being put as to the deci?
sion of the chair, the vote stood in favor of
the decision 7, against it 10. So the deci?
sion was not sustained. The resolution was
then culled up for adoption.
Alderman Collins wanted tho Mayor to
sustain his dignity. No rules could be sus?
pended unless by a three-fourth vote.
The Mayor-I so thought, but the Coun?
cil has voted otherwise. On the oall of tho
previous question, the origiual resolution of
Alderman Barrow, was agreed to by n vote
yeas 10, nays not called for.
Alderman Collins requested tho Mayor
that before he yielded his ancient right and
prerogative, he would consuls some legal
Tho Mayor stated that he would not an?
nounce as yet the decision of Council until
hehad i?gal advice.
Alderman T. J. Mackey said ho hnd a rc
Holution to propose in the interests of good
and economical government and against cor?
ruption in office. He would do it fearlessly.
Tho resolution waa as follows:
Resolved, That appointments of standing
committees, nnnonnced by tho Mayor, on
the 11th instant, be, and the samo aro here?
by, annulled, and that Council do now pro?
ceed to elect said committees.
He then cited the mles of the House of
Representatives of tho United States, which
ho said had been adopted by Council for its
government. While speaking, Alderman
Mackey turned to Aldermen Cunningham
and Holloway, and requested thom to dis?
continue their conversation, which was a
violation of the rules of Council and of de?
Alderman Cunningham-There is no de?
cency in you. We understood you around
this Board, and you can't fool us around
Alderman Mackey said he intended to
break up this contract system. He had du?
ties to perform, and that those duties wore
antagonized by tho composition of tho
present standing committees. Thc Chair?
man of the Committee on Streets held the
same position for many months under the
old administration, and his administration
was signally extravagant.
Ho was proceeding with a tirade and
comment upon the other committees, when
Alderman L. F. Wall objected, on tho
ground of his remarks being personal.
Alderman Mackey-I shall not go into
personalities, for they are most damaging.
Alderman Collins "moved th? resolution
ont of order. [Laughter.]
Tho Mayor said he was not only surprised,
bnt pained, nt the direct positive thrusts
which had been made at him. Ho had de?
cided that ho could not render a decision on
the first question without legal advice, and
with that decision before him he could not
Alderman T. J. Mackey again arose. He
said he had a painful duty to perform. The
Mayor of Charleston sit? in Council Cham?
ber, under tho sanction of tho city charter,
with the same authority as an Alderman,
with the addition only of the right of a pre?
Alderman Geddings said the speaker was
ont of order.
Alderman Potter-He don't know what
he is talking about. [Laughter, j
Alderman Geddings-We are here for n
specific pnrpose, but tho Alderman, ou a
variety of topics, confines himself to no
one in particular. Ho indulges in sarcasms,
denunciations and criticisms and personali?
ties unbecoming bis position. Ho had bet?
ter advertise and call this body togother to
hear a series of lectures on original sin and
total depravity. [Laughter and confusion. |
Alderman Maokey continued-Tho Mayor
having refused to announce the decision oi
a majority of thc Board on a question pro?
perly before them, and also having refused
to entertain a resolution respectfully pre?
sented, ho bad but one duty to perform,
and announced that ho would at tho next
meeting prosont articles of impeachment,
and proper specifications to substantiate them
against the Mayor. Then (he said) wo sha!
get rid of somo of the scoundrels that have
bled ns so long.
Hero the greatest confusion ensued, and
solio voce expressions and inuendoes werf
thrown out with n freedom that promisee"
riot, whon Alderman Cunningham movod
Alderman T. J. Mackey-We will not ad
Tho voto being taken, Council refused ti
adjourn-ayes, 8; nays, 9.
Alderman Collins said ho had boen callee.
Pillsbury's fugleman, and ho was proud o
it. Ho would continuo to bo Pillsbury'i
fugleman as long as he held this seat there
Ho (Mr. Pillsbury) was elected by a majori
ty of tho voters, and was entitled to bo ro
respected. Ho (tho speaker) did not wist
to enter into personalities. If ho did, worsi
than the Mosaic law would bo enacted
(looking at Alderman T. J. Mackey.)
Alderman Barrow spoke at length. H
thought it was an open and shut game. Hi
had endeavored to got tho Board to worl
right, but could not do it. Now a stop hat
been taken towards it, and ho called upoi
the Aldermen, like honest, upright men, ti
stand up like men and voto Hquarely.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey asked if tb
Mayor ruled tho last resolution (Aldcrmai
T. J. Mackoy's) out of order.
The Mayor--I did.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey-Then I bc,
to appeal from the decision of the Chair.
Hero another sceno of confusion and bul
bub arose, duriug which tho Mayor said li
had one favor to ask. It was his opiuio
that tho rules of tho old Council, which thi
ono had adopted, were thc i ilea by whic
thoy wore to bo governed. If Iiis decisio
was wrong, he was willing to be oorrectec
But he begged tho indulgenco of Couuci
as an especial favor, until he eould cousu'
legal authority upon tho matter in dispub
Alderman Collins-I move an adjoun
Alderman Barrow did not see tho nece:
sity of consulting legal authority. Til
rules were common sense, and though 1
was no lawyer, and knew nothing of legal
tics, ho could interpret them by commo
sense rules. Common sense was comme
Alderman Collins-I move we adjourn.
Alderman T, J. Mackey arose to a poii
of order. An appeal pending took prec
dence of a motion for adjournment.
Tho Mayor sustained the point of order
The Mayor then said that he was of tl
opinion, and still entertained it, that at
action of the board upon the Alderman
(Barrow's) resolution would be illegal, it n
having been declared by a three-fourth m
jority, and he would stay there all night b
fore ho would declaro it passed by a me
majority. He would rather be impeache
as had been threatened, than sit ns chai
man of a body and bo treated with so mui
[There were cheers and loud applaus
with cries and cxclamatians from the crow
mingled with a muttering from Alderrai
T. J. Mackey, of Yankee carpet-bagger. J
Alder mau E. W. M. Mackey asserted th
tho present sceno was the most disrespect!
one of tho evening. [That's so, from se\
ral Aldormen, and laughter from the crowe
Alderman Barrow thou arose, and crack
tho party whip in a very expressive speec
Ho said that the Mayor had boon elected 1
Republicans, who expected him to roce
nize their rights, and appoint Rep?blica
to office. He (tho Mayor) had made n
pointments of dolegates to an importo
Commercial Convention already, (to t
Memphis Convention,) and in those c
pointments had ignored tho Republicans
Alderman Cunningham rose to a point
order. 'Ibero was no question before t
The Mayor said there is no question 1
fore tho board, this is merely a debating i
Alderman Collins said he would move ll
any mombor using such insulting langur
to bis Honor, should be pnt out.
Tho Mayor again requested him to cor
der the matter in dispute, and expresse
hope that Council would adjourn.
Alderman L. F. Wall said ho would c
tainly have given the Mayor all the aid in
power, if he had made tho request at fit
but it was somewhat strange that, after t
ing the voto on the resolution, ho should
fuse to recognizo the vote of the mnjorit]
Tho Mayor stated that he had put
voto under the excitement of the in?.nu
anti that he trusted *hat because ho 1
given an inch, he would not be called U]
to givo a foot or a yard. The board sho
remember, too, that it vas a public specta?
cle, and it -would be lor their credit to have
their deliberations in private.
Alderman Potter moved an adjournment,
which was ruled out of order, the appeal
still being before the board.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey withdrew
his appeal, and moved that the board now
proceed to an election of a City Attorney
Alderman Geddings reminded the Mayor
that uuder the ordinances of the city, ten
days' notice was required beforo an election
could be held for a city omeo.
Alderman Collins moved that tho Mayor
bo allowed the privilego of employing a So?
licitor at the expenso of the city.
Several Aldermen moved to adjourn,
which was, however, ruled out.
Aldermen E. W. M. Mackoy moved that
the board proceed to an election of a tem?
porary City Attorney.
Alderman Collins did not wish the Mayor
to be hampered with a legal adviser ap?
pointed by a family clique, (looking nt the
Mackeys,) a clique, ho said, that could
make it legal to bo an Alderman and hold
two or throe city offices at the saine time.
[Laughter.] Ho wanted the Mayor to
choose his own legal advisor.
Alderman T. J. Mackey moved that Hon.
C. C. Bowen bo appointed City Attorney
until an election could be hold for the office
in conformity to law.
Alderman Collins trusted that the Mayor
would not accept the nomination. He did
not see how the Alderman could make it,
whou he was so lately opposed to him. Ho
(Mackey) had vilified him (Collins) in the
?apers and before tho Union League.
Cries of order.] And had even said that
he (Collins) was no Republican.
Alderman T. J. Mackey-I did not say
that he was not a Republican. I said ht
was a public thief.
Alderman Collins (excitedly)-And I fttvj
you aro a highway thief, and you have
proved yourself so.
Hero ensued ono of the most confuser
and shameful scones that ever disgraced tht
halls of tho City Couucil of Charleston,
Alderman T. J. Mackey, amid the greates
confusion, arose from his scat, nnd ap
proachod Alderman Collins, who placed hi:
hand on his vest and shouted: "Come on;
am ready for you!"
Mr. Mackey wns, however, prevailed upon
to take his seat, and did so,Remarking tba
"this wos the tail of the Yankee carpet-bag
kite that has been Hying so high dowi
South." Whereupon Collins remarked tho
"this was the beginning and end of tb
South Carolina traitor." The crowd begai
to become excited, and amid cries of rogue
thief, order, A.c., Ac., thc Mayor endeavor
j ed to call the Board to order. His effort
for a while woro perfectly futile, and th
Mayor of Charleston utterly unnblo to prc
serve order in tho Couucil Chamber of tin
city. (0 temporil, 0 mores.)
The belligerent Aldermen, however, di
not fight, and at length Alderman Barro'
obtained tho floor, and mndo a speech i
behalf of peace.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey renewed hi
motion for tho appointment of a temporar
City Attorney; which was adopted.
Alderman T. J. Mackey thou again move
that Hon. C. C. Bowen be chosen tempori
ry City Attornoy.
Alderman Geddings objected, on tl:
ground that tho rules of Council require
all elections of officers to bo by ballot.
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey argued tilt
this was only an appointment to an ollie
pro tem., and not an election. His objectio
was over-ruled, and the motion upon tl
voto agreed to.
Ahlerman Greene arose to a personal e:
plnnation. He entertained kindly feelinj
towards tho Mayor, he had always supporte
his administration, and would continue I
do so, yet ho had u right to cast his YO
how ho pleased, anel ho simply desired
stato that he had meant no offence in votii
against the decision of the Mayor.
Alderman T. J. Mackey gave notice of t
ordinance to provide for nu elootion for Ci
Attorney, Tuesday, the 18th instant, ai
such other offices as may come before Cou
eil, and to repeal all ordinances ropugna
He moved that it be considered ns its fir
reading, but upon tho statement by tl
Maj'or that such could not bo done unie
by unanimous consent of Council, Aide
man Collins said "I object," and so the b
elid not receive its first reading.
Alelermnu Gedelings stated that its objc
could not be effected, oven if the bill did i
ceivo its first reading, because, under t
laws of tho city, it would require at 1er
two other readings for engrossment for ra
fication, and it was, therefore, superfluo
and quite powerless to effect tho object i
Alelerman Mackey-Yes, that is so.
Alderman Potter moved un ndjonrnmei
which motion was carried, and Council a
In presenting the report of the procec
ings of tho meeting of Couucil above,
have endeavored, as far ns practicable,
present the language used, and tho scci
as they occurred. During the confusi
that occurred soveral times during tho s
sion, tho Mayor was perfectly poworless
presorvo even the semblanco of order, n
the disgraceful-almost riotous-scenes tl
wero enacted in tho chamber will not soon
forgotten by those who wero unfortun
enough to witness them. Comment is noi
lu Virginia tho crop prospecta are v<
favorable. Tho season is not so forward
in tho moro Southern Statos, but
farmers anel land owners are generally a]
anel activo. Great numbers of North
anel European settlers have nrriveel in
State, anel in many eases with sufiici
capital to cultivnto the laud on a more
tensivo scale than was ever before known
Wanteel, a strong adhesive plaster,
make busybodies stick to their own bi
THE ?SOUTHERN RAILROAD.-The hotels of
Cincinnati are filled with the delegates who
have repaired thither from the States of
Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina
to consult with the business men of Cincin?
nati as to the plan of building tho proposed
route, and termini of tho great Southern
roilwayt which our Cincinnati contempo?
raries say is universally regarded to be a
fixed fact. These gentlemen say they have
never known a public enterprise to awaken
such universal and profound interest. The
gentlemen who have gone there to invite
investigation and compare notes with the
commercial men of Cincinnati, aro repre?
sented as men of wealth and position, "ter?
ribly in earnest," and willing and anxious
to render a hearty co-operation in all mat?
ters looking to the consummation of the
THE ATLANTA SENSATION.-We have uo
faith in the Wow York Tribune's despatch,
that a large number of Republicans or radi?
cals from all parts of Georgia, including
many members of the Legislature of the
State, are now in Atlanta, believing thal
death is certain if they undertake to go tc
their homes. This can be neither more uoi
less than au effort lo get up a sensation ami
excitement for political effect. The tn.lt
of Kn Klux gangs in Georgia is ridiculous
Two members of the State Legislature have
no doubt, been recently killed, but a radi
cal negro is in prison for the murder of on<
of them, tho money and other property o
the murdered mau having been found upoi
tho negro's person; ami there is not tin
slightest clew to the murder of the other
except in the fact that a good many of tin
negroes, driven to desperation by hunger
the consequence of their laziness, arc read;
for all sorts of murders by which they cai
hope to relieve their gnawing necessities
If there is, as represented, a large numbe
of Republicans in Atlanta who cannot g<
safely to their homes, their danger is fron
the negroes, and from no Ku Kluxes.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.-Judge Gib
son granted au injunction, in Augusta, 01
Saturday, against the South Carolina Rail
road, at the instance of the City Council o
Augusta, restraining tho railroad from dis
criminating in its freights and passeugc
fares .against Augusta, and preventing thei
from running their passenger and freigl
cars through the streets of the city to th
common or union depot, under a penalty t
3200,000. Tho followiug is a copy of tl
injunction filed in tho Clerk's office:
Ar CHAMBER? May 15, I81VJ.
After carefully examining this bill, tl
writ of subpoena is ordered to issue 1
prayed for; also, the writ of injunction r<
straining said South Carolina Railroad Cou
nany from discriminating in their rates <
freight and fare for passengers, as charge
in the bill, in tho penal sum of 8100,00t
Also, that tho said the South Carolina Rai
road Company be restrained and enjoii
ed, after twelve days from this dat
from running their locomotives, ongiui
and cars through tho streets of the city 1
Augusta, either by themselves, their agent
employees, or any other person or person
except in strict conformity with the coi
tracts hereto attached, in tho like sum 1
S100.000; and also, that tho said the Soul
Carolina Railroad Company bo restrainer
after twelves days from this date, from ope
ing, using, or keeping any passenger dep
or ticket office in the city of Augusta, 1
from taking on their cars or trains any pn
sengers for tho said road except at the pa
songer and ticket office designated by tl
contract hereto attached, or located on tl
square bounded by Bay, Centre, Reynol
and Washington streets, under a less pen.'
ty of $10,000.
WM. GIBSON, Judge.
A NEWSPAPER OFFICE ENJOINED.-C
yestorday morning, a bill iu equity was fil
in the Superior Court of Richmond Count
by Rufus B. Bullock, Foster Blodgo
Benjamin Conley, John E. Bryant, Elle
M. Brayton, cl al., against tho Press neu
paper, and an injunction obtained wini
prevents the proprietor from using ty 1
presses or machiner}--thus causing a si
pension of that paper. Tho plaintiffs, '
bolievo, were all stockholders in the JS
tional Republican publishing compar
which was killed by tho December inui
cipal election, and succeeded by the Pr
newspaper. -A ugusta Citron ide.
A MINISTER PROBABLY MURDERED.-"\
learn from the Eufaula Neus, of Thursdi
that tho horse, buggy and some of t
clothing of tho Rev. Mr. McKee, a trat
ing Presbyterian Minister, were found 1
Monday, at Joiner's Bridge, on Pea Riv
Mr. McKeo himself could not be found,
seems that tho buggy was considerably
jured, and the horso detached therefro
but entangled among the vines in 1
swamp. It was supposed ho had been m
dered and thrown in tho river.
A RELIC--A map of St. Louis barb
drawu in 1837, by Lieutenant M. C. Mei
(now Major-Oeneral U. S. A.,) under
supervision of Lieutenant Robeit E. L
(now ex-General of rebel forces,) still hui
in tho oflico of tho city engineer of
Why is tho caine! tho most irascible a
mal in tho world? Because he always
his back np.
EiO oal Items.
Tho Supreme Court will sit iu Charleston
on Monday, the 24th inst., for the purpose
of hearing appeals from tho First Circuit.
Messrs. Duffie ?Sc Chapman have favored
us with the June number of Dem or est; filled,
as usual, with interesting matter for females.
Owing to a change of instruments, deemed
necessary by the loader, the baud did not
play in the park yesterday afternoon.
The Hearth and Home, published weekly
by Petteugill, Dates & Co., 37 Park Kow,
j New York, is really au excellent weekly.
! Wo kuow of lione that we could more safely
recommend to families, to bo read in the
I NOMINATIONS.-At a meeting of the Do
publicans of this Couuty, held last evening,
the following nominations were made: For
School Commissioner, N. E. Edwards; for
Corouer, S. D. Thompson. Doth of the
nominees are colored men.
BBOAD RIVEN BRIDGE COMPANY.-A meet?
ing of this company was held yesterday:
when several of the stockholders increased
their subscriptions. The President and Di?
rectors were unanimously authorized to
effect a lean cf sufficient amount to imme?
diately complete the structure so much
We are informed that two Uuited States
soldiers, while uuder the influence of liquor,
on Saturday afternoon, broke into the
house of an inoffensive elderly colored man,
named Ciosar Gurley, and beat him terri?
bly-breaking his right arm, and otherwise
injuring the old man. The assailants have
Mr.. J. N. ROBSON.-This well-kown
Charleston commission merchant publishes
his card in tho Phoenix. Mr. Robson's busi?
ness capacity, strict integrity and gentle?
manly courtesy have secured for him an os?
tensivo aud profitable patronage, and our
readers may rest assured that auy orders or
consignments sent to him will be attended
to on the most favorable terms, and to the
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to the following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
G. W. .Shell-Assignee's Sale.
S. L. Leaphart-Life Insurance.
I. Sulzbacher-Selling off at Cost.
C. F. Jackson-Bargains.
W. Hutson Wigg-Citation.
Nomination for School Commissioner.
Wm. Gray & Co.-Cotton Machinerv.
D. C. Peixotto & Son-Building Lot".
Geo. Svmmers-May Butter, Hams, ?fcc.
B. F Jackson-Strayed, or Stolen.
W. B. Stauloy-Seasonable Goods.
Knobeloch ?V: Small-Salt.
Jtcob Levin-Flour and Hay.
D. C. Peixotto ?V- Son-Prime Hay.
Meeting of Columbia Lodge No. 108.
Meeting of Independent Fire Company.
EAUTnQTTAKE IN SUMMERVILLE.-We have
been informed that on Tuesday last, about
1 o'clock, a slight shock of an earthquake
?.vas sensibly felt at three different points at
tho Saud Hills, as also nt tho house of a
lady seven miles distant from that village.
It was attended with perceptible vibration
of the walls of buildings as marked by a
startling clash of crockery, and awakened
considerable anxiety. What means this?
Can it be that a subterranean rebellion is to
break out in Georgia? If so, we desire
Congress to try its hand at reconstruction
forthwith. It has attempted somo things
just about as difficult to manage as an
earthquake, and has presumption enough
left to try all similar experiments.
[A ugusta Constitutionalist.
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Because its application is simple and easy.
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It may be truthfully said that the greatest
of all blessings is health, for without it, it
is impossible to eujoy the life that God has
given us. A healthy stomach, a good di?
gestion, a good conscience aro requisites so
important in a physical and moral point of
view to human happiness, that wo presumo
no ono will question it. To all alike is
health essential for life's enjoyment and
pursuits; to young and old, to rich and poor,
to man and woman. Are you in search of
wealth? health is essential; do you. desiro
office anet worldly hours? of what avail
would these be without health? The beau?
ties of spring, tho song of birds, the deon
blue skies, all have a poetic fascination with
tho pure in mind and body; but what are
they without health? To say with the poet,
as ono feels the throbs of a healthful heart:
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livo." And so to contiuue, make use of thc
means within your reach, Heiuitsh's Queen's
Delight, tho panacea for all tho ills incident
to bad blood. It is a tonic, invigorator,
liver regulator-cures disorder of the sto?
mach and digestion, headaches, nervousness,
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