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LONDON, May 21.-The French' e'toOMon's
continuo moro or lesa disorderly. : Since
the 12th, 149 porsoue have been arrested
foi creating politic?! disturbances, of whom1
soventecn only were discharged. Th?
people at Nismea sang. "Le MarseUaise^'
The prison at Bourges was forced. Blood
has) been -shed in the department of Aube.
DOBIAN, May 21.?1~The Grand Lodgo of
Orangcmeu have sont a petition to the
Queen against the dis-establishment of the
Irish Church. 1
WASHINGTON, May 21.-The President ap?
pointed tho following Indian Superintend?
ents, to-day: Choctaws and Chicknshaws,
Brevet Major J. M. Craig; Creeks, Captain
G. S. Olmsted; Cherokees, Captain War?
Thcro waa a full Cabinet meeting to-day.
Two negroes have been appointed to
clerkships in the Revcnuo Department.
The Police Commissioners have also ap?
pointed negro policemen.
Judge Bassett, the negro Minister to
Hayti, visited tho State Department to-day.
He will receive his instructions in a few
Douglass, tho negro printer employed by
Clapp, applied to Simon Wolf, Register of
Deeds, for a clerkship, saying, that in con?
sequence of the combination entered into
by the printers' Unions throughout the en?
tire country, extending even into tho Cana?
das, ho is totally unable to obtain employ?
ment as ? printer. Simon Wolf responded
favorably to Douglass' application, conclud?
ing thus: "I am particularly happy in being
the means of encouraging yon; for, as a de?
scendant of a race equally maligned and
. prejudged, I have a feeling of common
cause; and who oan foresee bnt that the
stone the builders reject may become thc
corner-atone of our political and social
Grant proclaims that the eight-hour lan
involves no reduction of daily compensa
NEW YORK, May 21.-In the Old Schoo
Assembly, a Committee of Ten was appoint
ed to confer vith a similar Nam Schoo
Committee on re-union. Dr. Fowler, i
warm advocate of re-union, was chosei
Moderator-122 to 93.
MEMPHIS, May 20.-Tho Committee o?
Direct Trade with Europe reported in favo
ci the formation of lines from Sontheri
ports, which should be enpported by sub
scription. The committee approves th
scheme inaugurated by the Norfolk conven
tion for a line between Norfolk and Livei
MEMPHIS, May 20-Evening.-Delegate
continao to arrive, and now nuber near!
1,100. The following resolutions wero reai
and referred: First, standing Committee
shall hold ovor nntil next session, the re
speotive chairmen having power to ca!
them together at any time. Resolution
were adopted asking eaoh State to hold
Convention and appoint ten delegates to :
general convention; instructing the commit
mittee to ascertain the expediency of fora
ing a permanent Convention, to meet fror
time to time; requesting Southern railroad
to hold a convention for establishing emi
gration, co-operation, and taking means t
systemic- labor; asking aid for the August
and Brunswick Railroad, and Selma an
Memphis Road. A Committee of five wu
organized to memorialize Congress on a
snbjeots endorsed by the convention. Qo'*
Patton offered a resolution, which passei
under a suspension of the rules, to meine
rialize Congress for a repeal of the diro<
land tax of 1862. The Committee on tl
Southern Pacific Railroad reported that, i
the opinion of this Convention, the interest
of the whole country, especially tho Soutl
ern States, could be served by a main trun
of railroad line from San Diego, Californii
through tho junction of the Colorado an
Gila Rivers, and along the valley of tl
Gila, Sooth to El Paso, on the Rio Grand
and thence to a convenient central poii
near tho thirty-second parallel East i
Brazos River, from which main trunk fee
ors should lead to St. Louis, Memphis, Ne
Orleans and other points. Adopted unoc
MEMPHIS, May 21.-The meeting wi
opened with the reading of many lette
from distinguished persons regretting thc
absence and endorsing the work alreac
done. A despatch from Gen. Beaurega
tonders free passage to and from New C
leans to the Commercial Convention. Tl
following despatoh was received:
NEW YORK, May 21.-Our most cordi
thanks to yourself and friends for the acti<
of the convention. Our bonds are quot
on the Paris exchange at 79 in gold.
(Signed) J. C. FREMONT,
CHARLESTON, May 21.-Chief Jnsti
. Chase, who arrived hero last night, presid
to-day in tho United States Circuit Cou
He mode a brief address to the members
the bai', indicating that he would reme
here about two weeks.
CHARLESTON, May 21.-Sailed-stean
Prometheus, Philadelphia; steamer Falce
Baltimore; schooner W. B. Bramhall, N
DEATH OP JOHN MCXELLAGE. -The sh
ping in the harbor yesterday displayed th
colors at half mast in respect to the i
mory of John McNclhige, Esq., who 1
held tho office of Port Warden almost fr
time ont of dato. Mr. McNellugo bad
vered over a spnn of years, leaching,
believe, to fourscoro and four.
A largo out-building on tho premises
Dr. J. J. O'Bannon, of Barnwoll, was c
sumed by fire on tho night of the 14th.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
NBW YOBK, May 21-Noon.-Money eas/,
at 6@7. Sterling 9%. Gold 42. Flour
unchanged. Wheat-spring lo. better.
Corn lo. better. Pork dull-new 31J?.
J jard quiet-steam 18?^ (a}19. Cotton quiet,
7 P. M.-Cotton doll abd"-heavy, with
sales of 1,1500 bales, at 28%. Floor un
changed and in moderate demaad. Wheat
in good export demand. Corn l(a?a. bet?
ter. Pork heavy-new mess 31.37,1I-rd
heavy-kettle 19(0jl9>?. "Whiskey deoidedly
firmer, at 1.-05. Sugar firm. Money active,
at 7. Freights firmer-cotton steam 5-32@
3-16. G?hl greatly excited by sensational
rumors from Washington, aud under largo
sales, declined to 40J_, but partially reco?
vered, and closed at -1)_. Stocks unsettled
and firmer at tho close.
CINCINNATI, May 21.-Whiskey in de?
mand, at 90. Mess pork 31.00. Shoulders
13; clear sides 16%. Lard o tiered at 18>_.
NEW ORLEANS, May 21.-Cottou market
dull, with sides of 500 bales-middlings
28,V??28,'_. Flour-superfine 5.25. Corn
white 84(^85. Pork 32.00. Bacan-shoul?
ders 13,'.i ; clear rib 171_i ; clear 17)._. Lard
-tierces 18).?18%; keg 19>_@20. Sugar
quiet-common 924(w>10.l_ ; primo 13>_(f4
13%. Molasses- fermeuting35@37??. Whis?
key 85@t92>_. Coffee-primo' 16%(ViU7%.
Gold 41 >?.
MOBILE, May 21.-Receipts of the week
2,583 bales; stock 3,587; sales of tho week
6,700; Eales to-day 600 bales-part yester?
day; market firm-low middling 26\A(a}
SAVANNAH, May 21.-Cotton dull aud
nominal-receipts 419; middling 27)4; re?
ceipts for tho week 3,530 bales; sales for
the week 1,808.
CHARLESTON, May 21.-Cotton quiet;
sales 250 bales-middlings 27??@28?_ ; re?
AUGUSTA, May 21.-Cottou market dull
and nominal, with sales of 800 bales; re?
ceipts 50; middling 2b1,,.
LONDON, May 21-3 P. M.-Consols 93i4'.
Bonds quiet, at 78j_. The HBO in gold do
presses American securities.
LIVERPOOL, May 21-3 P. M.-Cotton
quiet-uplands 11,%; Orleans 11%; sales of
the week 42,000 bales; export 6,ODO; specu?
lation 1,000; stock 383,000; American 165,
000; stock afloat 624,000, of which 184,000
LivEtrooL, May 21-Evening.-Cotton
quiet-nplunds 11%; Orleaus 11%; sale?
HAVRE, May 21.-Cotton opens dull-on
Report for Week ending Friday, May 21, 18C9.
PHOUCIX OKKICE, COLUMBIA, May 22, 1809.-The
cotton market has been very dull during tbs past
weet, and consequently wo are unablo to giio any
No change in othor articles of country produce.
The following aro buying rates of South Caro?
lina Bank Notes, propared by Qregg, Palmer A Co.,
Bank of Camdon.77 Exchango.10
Bank of Charleston. .75 Planters*.5
Bank of Oherter.8 Farmers and Exchange 1
Bank of Georgetown. 10 State.8
Bank of Newberry.. .80 Union.05
Bank South Carolina.15 So.Western E. R.,old,G0
State South Caro. old,45 People's. 86
State South Car. new, 10 Planters and Meehan.80
Wholesale Prices Current.
RT TUE COLUMBIA BO ARB OF TRADE.
APPLES, $bua.l 2501 50 I
BAOOINO, Gunny,25 @28
BALK HOPE, Manilla,026
BrrrEB, Northern,. 050
Country, $ lb. .35045
CA??LES, Sperm. .40070
COTTON YABN..1 9002 00
COTTON, Strict Mid.?27*.
Low Middl'g, 25 @25_
Ordinary.22 0 23
CUEESE, E. D. BJ..28025
Northern.. 8 0001100
QUAIN, Corn. .1 180125
Wheat. 2 0002 50
Oats.1 0001 10
Peas.1 1001 20
HAY, Northern, $owt.
HIUES, Dry,$H? ..124018
INUIOO, Carolina.101 25
LUMUKU, Brds, 100 f.l 50
Shingles, $1,000..2 75
LIME, $bbl.. .2 700 2 80
MEATH, Pork, $?>... 15J
M ut ti m.16
MOLABSL?, Cuba, g. 57070
NewOrleanal 0001 25
Sugar House.7501 25
NAILS, $ keg..6 0007 00
ONIONS. $bus.l2502 00
OIL, Keroaeno,$g CO075
PocLTUY, Ducks, pr..
SPECIE, Gold.. 14201 43
Sil vor.1 2301 25
FOT ATO EH, Irish.7503 00
Sw cet,hush 1 0001 10
BICE, Carolina,??. 11010
SHOT, $bag.. .8 2503 50
SALT, Liverp'1.2 7003 00
SPIRITS, Alcohol,gai.5 00
Brandy... 4 00012 00
Holland Gin.5 0007 00
American.. .2OW03 00
Jam'a Bum.G 0007 00
N.E. '?....2 0003 00
SUOAU, Crus'd, lb. 19020
TEA, Greon, Ib.l 0002 00
Black,.1 0001 50
TOBACCO, Chow..5001 25
Smoking, $??.5001 00
French.1 2501 50
WINK, Chain, g.2503200
Fort, $gal. .30005 00
Madeira_3 5006 00
OHEBAW AND SALISBURY RAILROAD.-A
meeting of tho friends and stockholders of
the Cheraw and Salisbury Railroad, was
held at Cheraw on tho 12th instant. Tho
meeting was well attended, comprising a
large number of delegates from North Caro- !
lina, and several from Charleston, lt was j
characterized by a great deul of earnest
zeal. Speeches were malo, and the follow?
ing officers elected: B. D. Townsend, Presi-1
dent; A. F. Rftvenel, Ii. D. Mowry, W. M. '
! Bobbins, I). Ingram, A. J. While. D. Mal
! loy, L. Green, S. J. Townsend, R. J. Do?
Wo have good authority for stating that
the differences between the South Carolina
j Railroad Company and thc city of Augusta,
and Columbia and Augusta Railroad Com?
pany, are in train for a very early and satis?
factory settlement. - Charleston News.
Failure to pay one's hotel bill was decided
by a New York court, on Thursday, to be a
^BaV^Plx?^r?TrT?Biaau? -Tl?e ^tEe?af
S'onn.) Post says: Dr. A. 0. Whit?, of
aury County, 'Tenn-?, oom mu ute? (jes.
to the Medical' Journal, at Louisville, ' the
case of a wornis. ?ho is 2C~ thirty-four
years of age, and. the mothor of twenty
three children. She commenced at fifteen.
She has had six single children; has bad
twins sevea times, and last month had tri?
General Lee is regarded, says a corres?
pondent, as the .exact exponent of tho true
idea of Southern independence in tho midst
of poverty and defeat. Ho is coldly re?
spectful and frigidly polite to all connected
with the Government, or who aro uuited
with tho grent political party of moral ideas,
and only opens tho warm side of his heart
to mourners and friends of the defunct
Confederacy. Ho acts as though the famous
motto of General Taylor were now tho rulo
of his life, "I ask no favors, aud I shrink
from no responsibility."
That curious paper, tho Imperialist, has
not given up the ghost, as reported a se?
cond time, but made its appearance ou
Saturday as usual. It shrieks louder thau
cvor for "tho coming empire." Tho "re?
spectable citizens of New York" aro asked
"whether a despotism, accompanied by
light taxes, cleau streots and no quarter to
burglars and assassins, is not preferable to
so-called liborty, with streets that invite
pestilence, a Treasury in the keeping of
thieves, and a gadnato of Blackwell's Island
in tho Sheriff's office?"
On Monday, Mrs. Zouater, wife of Johu
Zooster, living in Medina, Orleans County,
New York, poured some kerosene oil into
her stove in order to aid in kiudling a fire,
and then thoughtlessly placed the kerosene
can on tho stove. The blaze in tho stove
soon reached the can, causing it to explode
and scatter tho burning fluid over the stove
and in tho direction of a crib, in which was
an infant but two weeks old, and a child of
about two years. Tho mother frantically
rushed into the flames to save her children,
and in a moment ber clothes were all in u
blaze. Her lower limbs and part of her
body were dreadfully burned. Tho young?
est ohild was so badly burned that it died
on Tuesday, and the eldest is also severely
burned, but it is thought that it will recov?
er. The condition of the mother ia still
Tho Great SloraU Sliovr.
Wo extract from tho News the following rae;
account of tho proceedings in tho Charlcelbu Cit j
Council, at the meeting on thc 19th:
Alderman T. J. Mackey roao and aaid: I ri&c u
a question of privilege, which 1 will proceed t<
state. Tho Alderman then read tho fullowiui
CU?BLUT?N, Hay 19, 18G9.
Whereas, at a meeting of Council, held on Un
18th instant, while in tho discharge of my dutioi
a? an Alderman of Ward No. 3,1 was, for au alloget
violation of a rule of order, ordered into tho eua
tody of tho police by tho Mayor, and waa tuon nm
there arrested pursuant to such au order. I do
therefore, protest against auch arreat aa a broa?l
of my privilege as a member of Council, and ii
derogation of the rights .of tho people whom
1 respectfully demand that thia protest b
spread upon the journals of Council.
T. J. MACKEY, Alderman Ward No. 3.
Alderman Potter movod to lay tho proteat oi
the table, which was aeconded by Aldcrmuu Coi
lins. Tno queation being taken, Council rutuae*
to lay tho proteat on tho table. Ayes 5; noes 'J.
Alderman Darrow then movod that tho requee
of the Alderman be grant od, and tho proteat h
apread upon the journal, which waa aeconded b
Alderman E. W. M. Mackey, and adopted. Aye
8; noea 5.
Aldorman E. W. M. Mackey thon, puraiianl t
notice, introduced a bill to provent police oflicei
from being posted in tho Council Chamber.
Thia waa objected to by Alderman Ueddingi
and the Mayor referred the matter to Council fe
Whilo tho Mayor waa making up hia mind, tb
Aldermen were varioualy and characteristic-all
employed. Before the hill waa read the firBt tim?
tho Mayor said: It makes no differenco whet hf
thia billia paaacd or not. I am tho chief executiv
oflicer of thia city, and must control tho polit
until tho law ia changed. I am iu charge of tl:
public buildings and the property of tho city,
am responsible for thom. The police force
ruiaed and guaranteed mo by law to protect tl
interests of tho city. If you see fit to doprivo n
of thia, and tho property of the city from that pn
tcction, do so. I take the reaponaibility.
Alderman Geddings objected to tho bill heir
entertained at all, uuloas it waa special bnsinei
for tho meeting. He objootod to tho Mayor boin
ruled by objections or by votes, unless there waa
noceaaity for it. Council had spent five or a
uighta in council, and no business had hoon don
The Mayor said: I havo stated my conviction
ana havo submitted it to Council whether thia b
should be entertained. I will leave it to Count
Tho question was taken, and Council detr
mined to entertain tho bill-yeas 10; naya J. Tl
bill was then read the first timo.
E. W. M. Mackey called for the eecond rcadii
of the bill, which was seconded by Barrow.
Goddings again objected to the manner
which the bill waa being pressed, UH contrary
custom, convenience and the pnblic good. If
waa determined to forco tho second reading, t
minority must submit. It was not difficult to pt
ceivo how tho v.itea would bo given. 'There w
no necessity for all this haste. Wo ait here,
said, aa members of thia Council, or so-call
Council, and have sworn to administer the ci
affairs to the beet of our abilitioa. Tho mover
ibo bill ahould explain why it ia pressed, and wli
aro its prominent features, BO that Council in
act understandingly. There is no room for t
oxcrcise of reason or judgment if thia course
to bo continually pressed. It may be legal
prcas tho bill, but it ia discourteous and exert
E. W. M. Mackey said that judging from wt
had occurred at previous meetings, tho major
had much moro reason to complain of the d
courteay of the minority, than tho minority li
to complain of tho majority. The bill only pi
posed to keep tho police from the chamber a
paaaagea, not from tho doora of tho City Hall,
is not necessary to havo a band of armed men
koop ua in order. Wo only wish to prevent t
possibility of thc nrroat of anv member of t
Council for expressing what he believes to
right. If an armed band of policemen ia to
Stationed in thia hall to over-awe tho member.
tho board, thero ia no ase for our sitting hore n
longer Wo might as well break np at once.
.v.Wit to get them ont of tho chamber. Wedo i
wib'u lo lei it appear to tho outside world that
cannot preaorvo order without policemen,
can preserve ordor ourselvos.
Collins-It waa only !?nt evening that Cunnii
.pTirpuTuiii qiMui? tu 'lui wmmsfiaycm ta*
Just taken biaj?p?t J? hieo/Bci?! capacity M Al
dcriiiMi a tul BhflfifT, Whether we obotild ail come
here armed, and ho ?aid Teal
(.oj li na was aa cal m.na icc, when ba gave**? to
E. n.M. Hack ey, who said: I RATO bim that eng
t cut ion from the simple fact that armed policemen
vf ero in'the ball, and 1 said, for oar -own security,
I believed it ncccBaary for ?very gentleman to
corns hore armed.
Colline-Tho only ono 1 ?aw armed waa tho
greatest coward in the room. lamont personal,
nut I say him whom tbo cap Sta let lum wear it.
I say (emphatically) tho greatest coward in the
room, and I do hope tho police will alwaya bo hero
to protect that coward. It is necessary; and if
that ia not enough, tho citizens will como hero to
protect the cowarda.
E. W. M. Mackay (usid*)-Ho only refers to
Cunningham-Who are tho cowarda?
Collina -I am making no personal allusions. I
am maa c nuugh to eay what I do, and if the man
ia coward enough to wear it, ho may take tho cap.
Addressing the Mayor, ho aaid: You aro Mayor
Still. The Community who pay taxes to support
tho police will endorse my opinion. You aro tho
only ono who baa the right to guido tho police;
and if I know you well, when tho timo comes you
will disregard orttinancosof tho irresponsible, and
will regard tho law. The tax-paying citizens re?
gard you aa their Mayor. If any of theao men
pa-B an ordinance electing thoco into oflico who
arothiovea, you will never sign their commissions.
They cannot ene ont a quo xrarranto to diapoPBeea
the present City Treasurer and put in bia place a
thief, perhaps! *
E. \\. M. Mackey called the Alderman to order,
when T. J. Mackey eaid ho hoped Collina would be
allowed to continuo.
M. W. M. Mackey called for the previous ques?
Collins (to E. W. M. Mackey)-You r >eo to a
point of order, and it wua not sustained. Take
your neat. [Laughter.]
Mackey-You took your eoat, and it was not ne
Tho Mayor-Both of you take your ecata until 1
decido thia question.
Collins -Before putting tho question, I woult
Uko to try to finish my discourse. I do not liko tc
E. I*. Wall (colored)-Ho wants to talk about
Collina -Ponda are personal thinga.
Potter (referring to Mr. Lealie, who waa witting
by T. J. Mackey)- I aeo a stranger at the board
who ia not entitled to a Beat. 1 nope ho will be re
Greene- That gentleman waa invited by mo
Tho eoat ia unoccupied, anti ho ia entitled to it
Ho ia a member of the State Senate.
Potter-Ho can tako tho chair, hut not a soat a
Collina (continuing) -I recognize in you. Mr
Mayor, an honest man. The citizens, through tin
public prints, hare icponded, endorsing my ro
Tho Mayor-Will the member take his seat
Tho Chair cannot ?tate tho rule iu regard t<
atrutigcra occupying ?eats. I believe that the ml
in that no one can ait around tho board but th
membura. The gentleman will pleaao retiro. (Mi
Leaiie moved back about two and a quarte
Collina-I aav the police ordinance ie a Tiolatio
cf tho rightnj >f tho people, and, liko many other
that will foilow, will prove to bo a violation c
Tho Maji.r again called the Alderman to ordei
Coiliua-If, Mr. Mayor, iou do not recognize th
righte of tour fricada, I shall have to leave yo
in tho bauds of the Philistines.
Tho Mayor-I ?as recognizing your rights. Prc
ceod to finish your argument.
Colline-The citizens wish yon to hold your pc
sit.on aa Mayor. They aro th? citizens who au;
port th? government, and not tho representative
of tho rabbis. The citizens want th?police forci
first, to protect the public bnildings, and nex
public aud privat? property. They pay money ft
that purpose, and, if I know you well enougl
whoo tho timo comea you will, if necosaary, exei
ciso tho right of employing that force. You wil
when tho election of an irresponsible man for Cit
Treaaurcr ia declared, refuse, as Mayor, to Barn
tion such a proceeding.
E. W. M. Mackey aaid tho election of City Trei
aurer waB not under discussion. Ho waa willir
that Alderman Collina ahould speak on tho sui
joct beforo tho hoard.
Collins-I will not (to E. W. M. Mackey) apea
of bonds any moro, ao don't be fluttering. Whe
(to tho Mayor) theao objectionable ordinanci
como up to bo signed, you will withhold your ai?
uaturo. I know they will never got that Signatur
They cannot, without it, suo out a quo warrant
A so-called commission from a Mayor pro ie?..., <
tho majority, would not bo regarded.
Greene called tho Alderman to order.
Collina (continuing'-As to tho other offices
Greene-Wo will talk about that when it com
Collins-With theae few hints I will clo80.
theao few aareaaina hurt the feelings of any Aide
mau, I cannot help it.
Greene-Your aareaaina will never hurt any oi
on thia aide.
Collina (severely to Greene)-Oh! your abai
rock ia wit bored. [Laughter.]
Tho previous, queation waa maintained, and t!
ordinance read a aeeond limo.
Un motion of E. W. M. Mackey, tho ordinal)
was amended by inserting "during tho meetin
of Council." Ho that tho ordinance aa amend
und read thc second time ia aa follows:
/><? it ordained, ?fcc, That from and after the pu
sago of this ordinance, no officers or members
tho polico force shall be poated on duty in tl
Council chamber, or any rooms or passages adj
cont thereto, during the meetings of Council, t
cent by the consent of Council.
Before tho paaaago of tho bill to thc third rca
ing, Geddings delivered an argument againat t
bili, supporting his position by reading and <
plaining the ordinances of Council and Acta of t
General Aaaembly. Ho argued that Council b
no right or authority to paaa auch an ordinance
that juBt read, citing tho following authoritii
Ordinance, August 25. 1836, Sections 4 and 9; /
of Aaaembly, December 19, 1865, and Act of .'
Bembly, Docomber 21, 1836, Section 2.
T. J. Mackoy spoke in reply, arguing that t
authority veBted in tho Major in polico matti
waa no greater than was given every Aldermi
and that tho authority cited was but an ordinat
which Council could amend or repeal; that t
Act of 1836 only gave tho Mayor the power whi
tho Intendant had had; that thero was not a li
in tho statute books giving tho Mayor any pov
or authority to control the polico of the city; a
that the Act of 1865 only referred to cases in whi
persons violating the ?aw and Hoeing might bo
rested by tho polico. All tho power tho Ma;
hud in polico mattera was given him by ordinan
and that power it waa proposed, by ordinance,
limit, lt it is asaorted that any policeman t
como in here and atizo any member, then the I
of the bludgeon ia substituted for the rules of u
liaraentary proceedings, and tho reign of terr
ism for the freedom OX debate. Tho Mayor baa
authority by statute to control tho polico, ii
only presides over tho polico court in his magi-'
rial capacity. In conclusion, he would any tl
there was not an Act of tho Legislature which Di
by construction authorizes tho Mayor to pres
over the Bonni of Aldermen. He "aita hore w
the same powor aa an Alderman.
The ordinance was then passed to a third re
??;. W. M. Maskey called for the third reading
an ordinance to "declare vacant certain ultu
' ?. J. Mackey moved that tho ordinance bc? |
upon its passage. Tho ordinance was passed
a third reading, and T. J. Mackey moved tba
be ordered to bo engrossed for ratification.
Geddings aaid thero was a broad error in
preamble to tho bill. Tho courts had not decu
that tho old Council held office contrary to I
The ?Mitton wae th ? t th? ?lection of Nt .Tambar,
1868. .waa irregular ami illegal, god wa? made
legal and regular hy au Act of th? Logia!aturo.
He was unwilling that the preamble should be
?tamped as a truth when it was in conflict with
the decision of the court.
The bili was then ordered to be engrossed for
E. W. M. Mackey then called for the first read?
ing of an ordinance to amend an ordinance enti?
tled "An ordinance to regulato and re-organize
tho police department." Tho following extracts
from which will give an idea of it? charaoter:
8. Section 14 of said ordinance is hereby amend?
ed so as to read: Tho captain and lieutenants of
police shall be elected ny Council in the same
manner as other ofiicers ot tho c.ty: said officers
or polico mny bo suspended by tho Mayor for
caubo shown, which suspension shall bo subject to
action of Council; and all appointments of ?ll
other members of the police force .-hall bo made
by the Captain of Police, by and with the adrice
and consent of tho Committee on Polico, and tho
Captain of Pelice may suspend o- dischargo any
sergeant or policeman for cause, subject to the
approval of the Committee on Polico.
f. That for the purpose of carrying into effect
tho provisions of this ordinance, thc following ad?
ditional section is added as Section 18: "A stand?
ing committee, to consist of three Aldermen, to
bo entitled tho Committee on Polico, shall be
elected by Council, who shall havo tho revision
and control of the wholo organization, disciplino
and management of tho polico force, except so
far as such revision and control aro delegated to
thc Mayor and Captain of Polico by this ordi?
nance and tho ordinance to which tilla ordinance
Tho Mayor decided that it was necessary to give
notice of thc bill before its introduction.
T. J. Mackey appealed from the decision of the
Cunningham-There is a gentleman at this
board making himself very conspicuous. Ho is
creating much confusion. " i don t like to seo a
man show so much effusion.
The Mayor-I hope that strangers will exercise
duo decorum around tho board, r Leslie did not
Tho d?cisif ?i of tho Chair was not sustai.if d,
Collins alone voting loudly in favor of-the ruling
of tho Chair. Tho ordinance was then read tho
Cunningham (pointing to Leslie)-T mored that
that gentleman be put out of thia room for dis?
turbing this Council.
Tho Mayor-I hopo tho gentleman will remore.
Mr. beatie (with a sharp nasal twang)-Which
The Mayor-Yes, back!
[Leslie again mored back two and ? half
(ireeno- That gentleman (Leslie) ia hero by my
The Mayor (sternly)-No matter by whose invi?
tation. 1 have ordered him to Pit back from thia
board. Ho has no right herc.
The Mayor suggested that tho polico bill, hiing
of great importance, should bo printod for thjin
formation of Council.
E. W. M. Muckey mored that it bc printed, r,nd
laid on the tublo of members by this evening.
Collina-Before putting the question, I desire to
say Ibero is wanted only one or two moro good or?
dinance? like the present lo raiie tho Ku iilux
Klan. They bud better Kn Klux them and tho
men who raised thesa ordinances. Just get r.t tho
tire department next, i.nd 1 think they will bi Xs
Kluxed. I hope they will, at least.
The bill was then ordered to bo printed.
E. P. Yi all, colored, askea ta have read tho first
timo a bill to provide the manner of olsctiun for
Tho Major said tho Conned had rule? vu?cr
which tho standing committees wore to be r*Iaod,
and that tho bill would not bo entertained.
E. W. M. Mackey-Does the Chair decide that
wo havg ne authority to introduce an ordinance
upon any subject whatever? If any subjoot ia in?
troduced illegally, the courts can decide it.
The Mayor-The Chair has decided that this bill
cannot be entertained.
T. J. Mackey-I appeal from the decieion of the
Tho Mayor-I will not entertain any appeal upon
E. W. M. Mackey then mored that when Cons?
eil adjourn, it do adjourn to meot at 8 o'clock to?
night, which was seconded by Barrow.
Cunningham-I should Ilka to hare the meet?
ing postponed. The majority of this board hare
nothing to do but loaf around all day. [Boars of
laughter.] I have my business to attend to, and
it don't suit mo to have theso meetings too often.
But if there ?H a meeting, I will como every night.
Most of the Aldermen hare no business. They
expect to mako a living out ol the city offices.
T. J. Mackey, at this, became virtuously irate,
and said to Alderman Cunningham: "We don't
expect to get it out of beef contracts." Cunning?
ham, still stundinK, retorted by saying: "Nol but
by street contract." Tho excitement in tho
chamber waa now very '?cep. Mackey was deter?
mined to havo tho lani, word, and, as the Mayor
called for order, said: "At all oveuts, my father
in-law is not Chairman of tho Committee on
Tho Mayor called loudly for order, and Cunning?
ham hero said to Mackey: "Yes, G-d d-n you,
I know you well enough." Mackey hissed ont:
"Move up just as quick as you please, I'm ready
for yon." Cunningham sprang at Mackey, but
was'held hack by his friends. Tn tho meanwhile,
tho Mayor called for order with might and main,
and tho whole audience looked for general scrim?
Cunningham being still hold back, called out to
Mackey: "You must not mention me nor my
Potter (in a deep voice)-"If you do, I'll kill you
just as certain as you'ro born."
Cunningham (again to Mackey)-I know yon,
and no man hko you must speak that way to me.
Order was then restored, and the visitors and
Aldermen took their seats.
Tho Mayor ?hon requested tha' ou account of
tho weak condition of his hea. ' , the next meeting
of Council be postponed for at least one day.
L. P. Wall thought that tho Mayor's requost
should bo granted.
E. W. M. Mackey explained that a meeting on
Thursday night wa- necessary, in order to ratify
I tho ordinance to declare vacant certain offices, as
the elections wero to bo hold on Wednesday next.
Any postponement would defeat the objeot of tho
bill. ; ^ .
lt was generally understood that no business
beyond tho ratification of this ordinance would be
take i np to-night, and with this agreement tho
resolution was adopted.
Collina said that tho ordinanco could be ratified
without the Mayor. Tho majority might meet at
Hibernian Hall, and ratify it there.
E. P. Wall colored, asked what had become of
the bill which he had presented in regard to tho
election of standing committees.
'ibo Mayor.-I pronounced it out of order.
E. P. Wall, colored Do yon mean to decido that
an ordinance on such a subject cannot bo enter?
The Mayor- It is contrary to thc rules. I will
appoint the standing committees according to the
lilli s at a futuro meeting.
li. P. WaU, colored-I appcnl from tho decision
of tho Chair.
Tho Mayor-I refuso to entertain tho appeal.
This announcement, and tho quiet but firm man?
ner in which the Mayor spoke, tnrewa wet blanket
on "the majority," who thought they had
everything their own way when they hail passed
resolutions discharging tho standing committees
and making them electivo by Connell. Nothing
was said, however, and, on motion of Alderman
Collins, Council adjourned.
So ends another meeting of the Honorable City
Council of Charleston. In tho * ords of tho irre?
proachable Horace Greeley: "The combat denn,