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SAT URDA Y 5 U E 10, 1870. VAt'TVHlllS, The South is still increasing in the cotton niHiiig power. Iu 1S59 Mho had 222,000 spindles. In 1S70 site h:il 30.1,000, 4ii il in 1S75 ehe Jiad 48 .,000. We should lite lo see Madisou county add a few thousand o tins number. We ore waiting "with patience. At length it ia announced that the Moro Committee arc ready to pro eeed on their expedition atrd will -arrive anioug as this week. Many changes iu the sphere of political -action have takeu place tiii.ee this wove to investigate Mississippi affairs was inaugurated. We doubt very much if Mr. Mortou eoald re call his action iu' the premises, whether ho would think, for a moment-, of such a thing as starting it again. At the outset he was so mistaken as to think he had a good cliaoce of being the successor of the present occupant of the White House. Ho had been the chawpiou of the President ou the floor of the Senate - whenever anv bold and partisan work was to be done, and thought this would secure to him the favor and support of the Presi ent. Thehetter to perpetuate the power of the party be had done all he could to keep up the lunjaiity in the Senate by perpetrating that lu ffcuoos fraud upon Alabama in seat ing Spencer. When Sheridan drew Lia sword upon the Legislature oi Louisiana, ho joiued in that famous dispatch sent by that patriot and rood man Belknap, "the President and all of as approve what yon hare done. What more ought this man Morton to do. what more conld he do? By, traducing the whites of the South he hoped to secure the united rapport of the colored popu lation and the carpet-bag interest, and this, together with what be might get at the North, by stirriug the gall and. bitterness of old and new prejudices, certainly ought and would insure to him the nomination at Cincinnati- It was thought an investigation into the affairs of our own State would contribute very tuacli to the attainment of his object. Here was a good field for operation The passions, thought he,of the peo pie are easily aroused -against the bloody Misaiasippians," and hence this committee of Lis that is about to visit a. But prefatory to tbis -step, the little, feeble, pitiable, Ames is introduced to testify to what he kojws as well as what he does not know except by hearsay; all to little purpose, however, unless to call forth from -Attorney-General Harris, himself a Republican, a withering letter ex posing the imbeciliry.corruption and wickedness of Ames as Governor, and blasting all hopes of "firing the heart", of the country against the South, and consequently against Democracy. This is but another case of vaulting ambition, wbicb o er leaps ltaeii.' u naer me aaspices of '-the bloody shirt, Morton: bus Jailed, and now has no more chance of a sessiou in the White House than any humble citizen io Missis sippi. Once the South feared the success of this motster ; now she would hail his nomination at Cin cinnati as a sure harbinger of success to the Democratic nominee. The more fair and honest investigations Presidential aspirants cause to be made iuto the domestic government of Mississippi the better. Lot them come -spreading to the light the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. An intelligent peo ple cannot much longer be deluded with the tales of violence said to be practised upon the colored people among as. The suspicion is gain ing ground that' the stories ot "rebel oppression" axe kept alive to draw the attention of the people from the felonies iu which men in high places axe implicated, and to secure a further lease of power and opportunity of theft and peculation. It will not soon be forgotten that the staple of Mr. Blaine's capital for the Presidency is in a great measure his speech made in the House of Representatives on the "Anderson ville horrors. . In these Centennial tinea when the whole -world has been invited to come, and has come, to witness our progress in the sciences and the arts, in civilization, and good government,' thinking men, sincere men, doubt very much the propriety or the decency of such deliverances. They are not calcu lated to inspire confidence in the patriotism of any man who makes them. - Xhey, probably, helped Mr. Blaine very little. The day for these things is past and gone, and it is well that is is gone. "Let us have peace," and an npright Chief Magistrate . Tra Presbyterians of the Berth and of the Sooth In their restrictive Oeneral Assemblies have agreed uoon terms of reconciliation, and "established fraternal relations." The returning wave ot another year probably will leave no scar opon the ..t.nL and all will be pearo and tranquility between the North and H"Uth branches of the denomina tion. ' : . IBLAIISIE'S 13RI13E. now He Wrote Hiiuseir Corrupt Northern Psciflc Fool I lie $53,000 KcccipS. New York Sun, 27th To the Ed'tor of the San : I Sir : I enc'ose to you copies of a letter and receipt, the originals of which were signed by the lion. James G. Blame, wiiich he will not. deny. In consequence of Mr. Blaine's letter, , I mvestcd $5,000, which formed a portion of the amouut re- ceipteu tor oy ur. lvalue, r or some reason nir. jlmuiuo io unable to deliver the stock and bonds according lo ins cuniracr, and, after more than a year, and wiib some difficulty, I suc ceeded in recoveiiiiir mv uortioii of 11m contribution. 1 do not wish, however, to find fault with Mr. Blaine for the failure of tbo Northern Paenc scheme. It was well arranged, and u iaj Cooke had beeu able to sell the bonds at 90, tboso who con trolled the franchise would have got the Government lands fiee rom enciuibmtice. wliLh. as Mr. Blaine expressed it, would have been a usplcudd thins" to do; and 1 have no doubt f tbo sincciity of Mr. tfla no s assurance tu.it "at tun worst- u would have been ''far wore valuable than the Union Pacific ; ' and we all know how '"that would leave it." As it has resulted, however, toe Credit Mobilier operation was tho better one, and Mr. Blaine's sagacity was at fault in not foreseeing tho sad fa to of Jay Cooke. Mr. Blaine,-in his recent veiy satisfactory vindication of himself in. Congress from charges which, it seems, falsely connected him with Mr. Caldwell, utered the following moial reflection : '-Whenever concealment is desirable, avoid. ineo is advisable; and I do not know any better test to apply to the honor and fairness of a business trausac ion.'' When I read this sentence it occurred to me that I had been concealing my share of this tiaiisnction already too long, and I felt an almost irresistible impulse to obey this wise precept of this teacher ot ethics- Hence this letter. Keep my name quiet, mentioning it to no one, unless Mr. Caldwell, ho seems to have beeu selling some other '-suiall flyers" of Ibis sort to that sagacious financier, Col. Scott. . - - - Very truly j ours, Boston, May 25th, 1S7C Aqutlla Adams. private Ax'GCsta, Maine, 25ov. 23, 1870. My dear. Mr. Fisher: A year ago and more I spoke to yon about purchasing an interest iu the .Northern P icitio Itailroad for yourself and any you might choose to associate with your telf. The matter passed by without my being able to control it, and nothing more was said alout it. Since then the Jay Cooke contract has been perfected, the additional legislation has been obtained, and 230 miles of the road aie well nigh completed, nud the wholo line will be pushed forward rapidly. By a strange rt volution ot circumstances, 1 am again able to control an interest, and if you desire it jou can have if. The whole road is divided into twenty-four shares, of which Jay Cooke & Co. have twelve. The interest I speak of is J of 1 24, or 1 192 of the entire franchise, being that proportion of the eiguty-ouo millions of stock that are being divided, as the road ia built, and a like proportion of the Laud Companj stock, that is formed to take and dispose of the 52,000,000 acics of laud coveted by their grant as amended by the law of last set s:on. The amount of stock which this 1 192 would have in the end would be about $135,000 and the number of aires of land it represents is nearly 275.000. The road is being built on the 7.30 bonds, $25,000 to tho mile, which Jay Cooke takes at 90. Instead of mortgaging the laud, they make a stock company ror its ownership, dividing it pro rata among the noiaeis ot tue franchise. The whole thine can be had for $25,000, which is less than one-third of what some other sales of small interests have gone at. 1 do not suppose you would care to invest the whole $25,000. I thought for a small flyer eight or ten of you in Boston might tako it, $2,500 each ; for $2,500 thus invested yon would get ultimately $42,000 stock and the avails of some 27,000 acres of laud. Five ot yoa at $5,000 each would have a spleudid thing of it. The chance is a very rare one. I can't touch it ; but I obey my first and best impulse iu offering it to you. All such chances as this since Jay Cooke got the road have been accompanied with the obligation to take a large amount of the bonds at 90, and bold them not less thau 3 years. I will be in Boston Tuesday uoon, aud will call upon you. Ot course if you dou't waut if, let it pass. You will receiv.e au immediate issue of stock to a considerable amount, mid certifi cates of land stock also. Of course, in conferring with otheis, keep my name quiet, mentioning it to no one ui.less Mr. Cald well. I write under the presumption that you have returned, but I have heard nothing. Yours truly, J. G. Blaine. This stock will be far more valuable, at the worst, thau the Union Pacific, and seo where that would leave it. - I Confidential. $15,000. ' Boston, Dec 1, 1870. Received of Warren Fisher, Jr., $25,000 iu trust, in consider ation of which I am to deliver to said Usher properly authen ticated certificates of an interest iu the North Pacific Bailway Company equivalent to one-eighth (J) part of one of the tweuty-four (24) principal shares iu which tbo lranchiso stock of said company are divided. -Certificates to be in the naiue of Elisha Atkins. Witness my band. J G. Blaise. Office of Adams' Sugar Eefoeey, 24 India stre. t, Boston, Nov. 8. 1S71. i My dear Aquila : Not having seen or heard from you recently, and being very anxious that you should recover yo r money back from Mr. Blaine. I enclose you a form of letter which 1 wish yon to send to him at once. If he gets to Washington there will be considerable delay iu getting at him, and I do not wish any tni ther delay iu having the matter Fettled. This let tew which 1 enclose has been submitted to Mr. Atkins, and it meets witq his approval iu every respect. Make my regards to your father and wife, and drop me a line when you are t-omiug to the eity. I remain yours, Wabren Fisuek, Jr. BeM Ordinances ot the City of Cantcc. THE MARSHAL. 9. It Bhall be the duty of the Marshal of said city to attend in p-rson on all meetings of said Bjaid ; to prepare the Council Chamber for such meetings, and notify all members and officers of the time of meeting ; to provide all necessary luel, lights, seats, tables, writing material, stationery, and other things for the use, comfort and accommodation of said Board, and persons attending the meetings theieof; to keep order in the Chamber while the Board is iu session, and execute all of its orders aud processes. He shall be diligent and watchful at all times in enforcing obedience to the laws and ordinances of said city ; he shall promptly arrest and prosecute before the Mayor, all persons guilty of any infraction of the laws and ordinances of said city, and the laws oi this State within the corporate limits of said city. He shall attend in person on tho Mayor's Court while iu sessiou, and keep good order theiciu, aud sliall execute all orders and processes of every kind issued by the Mayor, or emanating from bis Court. Fo shall promptly collect all fines of every kiud, and costs of suit imposed by judgment of the Mayor, and immediately account ior anu pay me same over to the City Treasurer, and report the same with the Ticasurer's receipt, to the Board of Aldermen at each regular meeting, stating in detail, from whom received and ou what account ; and shall keep strict account of, and preserve and protect all property of eaid ciry committed to uis care, or unucr or subject to his control. ASSESSOB AND COLLECTOR OF TAXES. 8 10. Between Hie thirty-first day of March and the first day of May, of each year, the -Assessor and Collector of said city, shall assess all persons anu property, subject to taxation in said city ; he shall set down iu the assessment roll, in separ ate columns, or on separate lines, the names in full of all the taxable inhabitants of said city iu alphabetical order, and each item of property liable to taxation, and its value; aud the amount of each inditidual's tax shall -bo carritid out and sot down in the light hand column opposite his uumo. 11. The Assessor shall with said tune can upon eacu tax able inhabitant of said city, in person, or by leaving printed I ... . . . i - i . . r i : . ii- - . I or written notice at uis usual piace oi ousiut-ss, or uuu.it-, mr list of all his taxable property; and each Inhabitant shall, when so called on. make out and deliver to the Assest-or a true list of all his taxable property, wti the value of each article, snecifviuer all the taxable property oi which he was possessed on the first day of October of that year, in bis owu right, or iu ngbtof his wife; or as agent, executor, administrator, guaidian, trustee or otherwise; which list shall be verified by oath aud rendered ODdcr tha ne.ialty prescribed in section of au Ordinance of said city relating to the Keveuue thereof. And It shall be the duty of each tax-payer, in fixing the valno of his property under this ordinance, to estimate the value of the same at its cash value at the time of such valuation, aud what he would be then willing to take for it, if disposed to sell it. and not what it might sell for at a forced sale ; and it shall be the made by tho owners of property, which are, in his opinion, bo low the actual c.isli value of such property, together with the iianu-s of the paitirs iniiUing such valuations; and s.iid Board shall proceed lo correct any error or iinJer valuatiou in assess ment, as by law diiected. 12, S.iid Board shall furnish to said Assessor all necessary assessment rolls anil blanks iu time to enable him to make the as!--e3iueiit of property as icijuired by this ordinance. 13. Ou receipt of tho assessment rolls, the Collector shall give public notice to tho tax pajers ot said city that taxes are due; and ho thall immediately proceed to collect and receive the same ; and it shall be the duty of every person to pay his taxes to the Collector on or before the first Monday of January of e.ioh year ; and all taxes remaining unpaid on that day shall be collected bv the Collector by distress and sale of property ot Ibj delinquent : and he shall iiromiit'y collect, account tor and pay over all taxes, as provided in the ordinance relating to lievenue. 14. All conveyances of lands, lots, or parts of lots, sold for tho pa,uient ot taxes by the Collector of said city, shall be in form, or to tho following effect, to-wit "1, A. B-, Assessor and Collector of Taxes lor tho City of Canton, have this day, recording to the Chatter and Ordinances of said city, sold the following describ:'d land for lots, or part of lots, as the case may be), there bung no pjiaoual property found on which to levy and mike the taxes due by the owner thereof, to wit : (here describe the lurid or lots by subdivision, number of lot, or otherwise. s as to identify it, lor tUo t ixes assessed to the reputed owner thereof, for the year , when E. F. became the best b;d Jer therefor at tbo sum of $ . I therefor sell and convey such land, (or lot, or part of lot), to tho said E. F , his heirs and assigns forever, uiven under my nana anu seal tue day of , A. D., ,n which conveyance, when duly acknowledged before any officer, competent tor that purpose, and shall Vitst in the purchaser a perfect title to the land or lot sold ior taxes, suluVct to tho right of redemption of sale within twelve mouths from date. He shall promptly furnish to the City Treasurer the names of all defaulting or insolvent tax payers, aud all damages thereon, due by them and remaining unpaid ou toe, nrsi Monday iu Jauuary ot eacn year. TREASURER. - .'.i'- .' 15. Ic shall be the duty of the Treasttrcr of said city to re ceive all tax money, and ail money accruing 4 to said city irotu fines, forfeitures, licenses, ami all other sources of revenue whatsoever, and to sateiy and securely Keep tue same, lie suall not loan out, or speculate upon, tue funds or tue city, or permit others to borrow, iukc, use er speculate upon mo same, lie shall not, nor shall any officer of said city, buy any claim or warrant against tho city fur any price less thau its full face value, nor directly r indirectly speculate upon the same. He nlo'ie shall disburse-tue luruls belonging toihe city, but only npun a warrant lawfu'ly issued by order of. said Board. He shall keep his accounts with said city iu- a-well bound book, i ml he shall enter regulaily tbereiu all sums of money received by him, tlm date of receipt, and the name of the person from whom tec. iv;il, aud for, or on what account p tid in. He shall enter in a b k, proper fr the purpose, the date, number, and amount of a'.l warrants paid by him, with the uame of the payee, nn 1 tbo date of paymeut; aud he shall also carefully file and preserve all warrants paid by him, first, so marking and cancelling them as to prevent their further circuhYiou as cur rency fir all time, no shall, on the first Monday iu Jauuary and first Monday of July of each year, and oflener if so re nt! i red, report iu writing, under oath, to said B ianl, a full aud complete sta'ement, in detail, of all moneys receivod and all moneys disbursed by umi ior, or on accouuc oi said city, during the pad preceding six months. It shall be uis duty, upon presentation to uim tor payment oi any warrant, certihe He or other order for the payment of money, to examine the list ot deiiuq-teurs, defaulters aud insolvents re ported to him by the Mayor and Tax Collector, and to deduct from the amount of such warrant, certificate or order, the amount of any tax, fine ami costs, or other" liability, and all damages thereon, duo to s.iid city by the original, holder or owner, or original or subsequent assignee or indorsee of such warrant, certiucate or oruor; anu sucu person suaii oe enutien to receive from said Mayor or Collector, a-j the caso may be, a receipt for the amount so paid by siuh deduc.ion. ARTICLE IL 5 lo. Hereafter no account or claim of any kind against said city, shall be coutracie.I or nuthoiized by any officer there of, except the Mayor, or the Chairman, or, iu, his absence, the acting chairman of any standing committee of this Board ; and all such accounts and claims so contracted orlauthorizeJ, shall be certified iu writing to this Board to lie true and coirectby the officer contracting or .authorizing the a ttne, and that the same is a reasonab e and proper pharge against said city ; and that no such accouut or claim against said city, not so con tracted or authorized, or certified to, shall hereafter be allowed or paid by said Board. 17. Any officer of said city violating, or offending against, any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall, on convictiou before the Mayor or other competent officer, be fiued in any sum not exceeding $200 for each separate offence, aud im prisoned in the county jail or city prison for any time not ex ceeding ninety days, and shall moreover, on conviction before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, be dismissed from office for misfe.is.ince therein, as the case may be. - This ordinance shall take eff-ct aud be in force from aud after its passage. duty of the Assessor to report to said Board, at its meeting on containing each separate item, service or laoor done, ai the first Alouuay ot Juno oi cacu year, a iut ot au valuations, cuarge lucieior; nor snau any uuicor m aiu uiy, m uu.v CnAPTEE VII. FIIZ:.3 JL3iI SALARIIfiS. An Ordinance establishing anl regulating the Fees, Salaries and Commissi-jns of the Officers of the City of Canton. ARTICLE I. Section 1. Hereifter the following fees, salaries and com missions, and no n.orj, shall be allowed and paid the officers of sa d city, respectively, for services rcudered by them as herein after mentioned, vis.: . - THE MATOR. " An annual salary payable monthly of $300. For taking and filing affiaavit, $1. For issuing warrant, $1. For trying each case and entering judgment, 53 cents. ' For all other services not herein enumerated, the same fees as are allowed by law to Clerks of Courts aud Justices of the Peace, for like or similar services. THE MARSHAL. - An annual salary payable monthly of $300. For executing warraut for arrest, $2. For attending trial and collecting fine, 50 cents. For removinc carcases beyond city limits. $1. On all moneys collected by him on any process in a civ il case, on the first 830, or tract loual part thereof, 4 per cent. ; On i-anli additional 830. or fractional part thereof, 3 per cent Fr all other servio-s not herein enumerated, the same fees (except mile.ige) as are allowed by law , tj ajieriffs for like or similar Msrt mo. . , . . ... The s. una lees allowed jur.vrs and wirneRses m a justices' Court sliall be allowed to all jurors and witnesses summoned . - i - -1 ., i and attending Ml any case men ueiore bhhl mayor, hiiu sucu IVes shall bo taxed as part of the costs of thease, and shall be paid by the defendant, if convicted, or by said city, in case the defendant is acqnitted or unabio to pay the same ; l'rovided, That i.iid cit v shall not be liable to pay any tees or costs ia any case to the Mayor, Marshal, or other officer of said city for any lered therein by them, nor to any witucss summoned or appcariag on bjU.ilf of any defejd iut CLERK. For attending each meeting of the Board and keeping truo niinntea of the proceedings thereof, $1. Recording cacii ordinance, of every huudred words, 10 cents. Issuing each warrant, 10 cents. TREASURER. On all moneys disbursed aud received by him, 3 per cent. Assessor aud collector of taxes. On tho total amount of all taxes annually assessed, 2 per cent. Ou all taxes collected aud paid iuto the City Tieasuty, 3 per cent. For each deed of conveyance, $2.50. article ir. 2. None of the fees hereinbefore mentioned shall bo pay able by any person, unless there first bo produced and abown, (if demanded by the person charged therewith), a bill or account hi u iue case. charge or Collect a grbater fee or commission for any labor ot service performed by him, thau is pi escribed bv section of this ordinance. Any of the above named officers who shall onViul against, or viola e any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall, ou con viction bt-foiii the Mayor, or ott:er competent. officer, be fined in any sum not exceeding $200, or imprisoned in the county jai", or city prison, for any time not exceeding ninety days, or both, at the discretion of tho Court, and shall, moreover, ou convictiou before said Board of Mayor and Aldermen, bo dis missed from office. 4. Tl e Mayor shall provide, without delay, and keep post el up in a conspicuous place in his office, a true copy of this ordinance. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. CHAPTER VIII. NUISANCES. An Ord n inde. in relation to Xuisances. Section I. All matters of nuisance, declared to be such by the common law, the general statutes of tbis State, and this ordinance, existing or perpetrated within the corporate limits of the City of Canton, are hereby declared to be nuisances therein, and shall be cognizable before the Mayor of said city. And all owners, occupants, or agents permitting, suffering, tolerating or perpetrating any such nuisance in or about his or her dwel ling house, out-house, shelter, shed, stable yard, lot or premises generally, or any o( me puonc streets, alleys, lots or squares iu ciiyur iu iuo sewers ur gutters ironting, adjoining or said draining the same, shall, ou conviction thereof before the Mayor, be punished as hereinafter provided. 2. No owner, occupant or airent of anv of the above J described houses or tenements, lots or parts of lots, shall suffer, permir, toicrate, or aepostt, or sutler to be deposited therein or thereon, or in auy sewer or gutter, fronting, adjoining or drain ing same, auy damaged cotton, cotton' seed, manure, taiuted, unsouud or unwholesome provisions, flesh, fish, matter, sub stance or influence whatever, offensive to sight or smell, or pre judicial to the health, safety, comfort or couveuience of the in habitants of said city. '3. AH owners, agents, or occupants of any such houses, teuements or lots in said city, shall, when required to do so by the M lyor, or Board of Health of said city, fill up, open, drain, clean out, or disinfect all ponds, cellars, vaults, sinks, pits, privies, sewers, drains aud gutters of auy and every kiud, and abate or remove therefrom all tilth, deposit, obstruction, or on wholesome or offensive matter or substance whatsoever, which, in the judgment of said Mayor, or of said Board of Health, may produce, or tend to produce, or engender disease or discomfort. or may offjnd the sight or smell, or in any manner contribute to tae discomfort or inconvenience of the inhabitants of said city. 4. Any person who shall make, place or deposit any ob struction of any kind, in, or ou any street, alley, pavement, sidewalk or other public place in said city, calculated to hinder, impede, delay, or in any way obstruct the tree use or any part thereof by passing vehicles or teams, horsemen or footmen, or shall permit or sutler the same to lie done by any one iu his employ, or under his control, and such obstruction shall not be uuinei l tteiy required for use iu building any house, cistern, leuca or oner improvement, shall bo guilty of committing a nuisance. Aim ail such obstruction used In aid of such build or improvement shall be treated as a nuisance as soon as the necess ty tl.erefor to be adjudged by the Mayor no longer exists; anu tae owner of such improvement, or the person making such nuisauce, shall immediately abate the same ou uotica to do so. ' . 5. In abating or removing any of the nuisances above menuoueu, tne owner. occiiDane or a cent bo ordered to do so. shall in all things conform to the order ami requirements ol said Mayor, or said Bjard of H alth. as the caso niav be. in respect thereof. 5 C. It shall be the dutr of everv person In said citv. when . . . - . - uoiintHi to if) so oy said Aluyor, or by any member of said rari or n.-ai.h to aba'e. remove or disinfect anv and everv nuisance herein enumerated, aud complained of or designated oy tuem, ana any such person failing or refusing to do so with in a reasonable time (to be given and adjudged by said Mayor i, be fiued in any sum not less than $5, nor more than $30, for eacu oiidtice, together with all costs ; or by iniirisoumeut not less than five, ujr mo o than twenty days, at the discretion of said aiayor. 1. And nnon suc'i failure or refusal bv such Derson. it shall be the du'y of said Mayor forthwith lo have such nuisance abated, removed or disiu fee ted at the nr0ier cost and expense of such person ; which. expense ami cost, shall be recovered of sucn person oy said city, in a proper action before said Mayor. And any judgment, from the date of Its rendition, shall bind aud bo a lieu upon auy such house or tenement, and the lot or pare ot Jot ou which the same is situated, and in -r on which such nuisance shall be fonnd. and the same shall be sold at public sale on twenty days previous public notice given, by the xuarsuai ot said city, to satisfy said judgment and cost of suit 8. Every iuhtbitant of said city may, and every officer inereot snail give information ot and prosecute before said. M lyor, all violations of this ordinance. 9 v. xuai nereatter it snail be nuiawiol ror any person or persons to erec build or construct any wooden building with in two hundred lee' of the public square. 10. That all buildiugs hereafter erected or constructed, aud not prohibited iu the first section of tbis ordinance, shall oe made with Ore proof miterial and covered with same, with fire proof skylights and parapet walls not less thau three feet high. 11. That any person or persons violating the provisions of tins orumanco, on conviction before the Mayor, snail be fiued not less than $100, nor more tban $1,000, and the Mayor shall declare such building or buildings prohibited a aforesaid a nuisance, and have the a im ) abated. Tins ordinance shall take effect and bo in force from and after its passage. CHAPTER IX. pavements, sidewalks, &o. An Ordinance relating to Pavements, Sidewalks, Curbs and Gutters. Section 1. The owner of any lot or pieoe of ground front ing or abutting on any street, alley, or avenue of raid city, shall, at his or her own proper cost and charge, repair or cou struct auew, any pavement, curb, sidewalk, or gutter, along such street, alley or avenue, to the extent, of bis or her lot or piece of ground fronting or abutting thereon. 2. Whenever said Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall decide that any pavement, sidewalk, curb or gutter shall be constructed or repaired ou any street, avenue or alley, iu said city, they shall, through tho Mayor and Marshal of said city, cause to be served on the proprietor or agent of said lot or piece of land, a notice injrritiug specifying the nature, kind and extent of the work required of him or her to be doue thereon ; and it such owner or agent shall not, within ten days from the date of the serving snch notice commence the execution of such specified work or improvement, then it shall be, and is hereby- made tho duty of the Stieet Committee of said city to have such work or imnrovemont done without de'ay ; and the lot or piccu of ground fr mtiug or abutting on such pavement or side walk so constructed by sa:d committee, shall be primarily liable for the value of all such work, and the value of all materials used thereiu, and all labor done thereon. 3. When said Committee shall have completed any such work above de.-c ibjd, the M lyor shall without delay sell the lot or piece of gio md fronting or abutting on such pavement or sidewalk so c nitructed, to ths highest bidder for cash, within lawful hour, before tl e door of the Mayor's offici, first giving twenty days previous public n )'"o i of place, terms and time of sale, and description of property to be sold, so as to identify it; aud with the proceeds of such sale he Bhall pay, first, all necessary expenses incurred by him for advertising such sale ; he shall next pay to said city all costs and expenses incurred by said c ty ii maki ig or con situating said improve ments, and the s irplus, if ny, he shall pay over to tho City Treasurer as directed by law ; and he shall make and deliver to the purchaser theieof, a good deed. S 4. Any real estate so sold as above provided may be re deemed by the owner thereof, as provided fur iu case of tax sales. i 3. Upon the petition iu writing of five real estate owners in said city, it sliall be the duty of said Board to order and have c instructed as above provided, any pavement, sidewalks, curb ing or guttering aloug or abutting any street, avenue or alley n said city, according to the prayer ot such petition, if in the opinioa of the Biard such prayer is reasonable, and the im provements proper lo be made. S tl. Jt shall be the duty of every owner, agent or occupant, to keep tho pavement or sidewalk iu front of his or her lot or house lice from all obstruction of auy kind. Auy owner, occu pant or agent w ho shall fail to do so, or who shall suffer inV obstruction whatever to remain thereon for a longer period tbaii two hours, after being notified by the Marshal or any police man, bIih II, on conviction before the Mayor, pay a flue of not less than $j and costs tor each offence. Provided, Tha nothing in this section shall apply to any nnavoidable obstruction caased-fcy building any house, fence, cistern, or other uecessary uiprovemeur. 7. It shall not be lawful for any person to ride, drive hitch, or lead any animal i.i the harness or under saddle, or otherwise, on or across any pavement, sidewalk, curbing or gutter in s nd city. And any person so offending shall, for each offence, on conviction, be fined uot less than $5, nor more thau $20, and all costs; Provided, That nothing herein shall prevent auy owner or occupant Iron) passing Iu or out of his lot, so that he secure the pavements aud sidewalks, curbs and gutters ffOui any injury thereby. in Tbf. Wnf' 0C?nP'"t or agent of any lot in said etty shall keep tho gutters iu front aud rear thereof, clean and frti or ail obstruction, and for failure to clean or free the same, after two hours notice to that effect by the Marshal or any policeman, shall, on conviction before the Mayor, be fiued not less than $o, and all costs, for each offence. 9, A!1 obBtluit,n every kind on the pavement or side walks, or iu the gutters or sewers opposite, or iu the rear of any lot or house in said city, be, and are hereby declared nuisances dangerous and prejudicial to the comfort and health of the in! habitants of said city, und if the owner, agent or occupant thereof, or persou committing the nuisance, shall fail to remove the same, withm the fine above mentioned, the same shall be removed by the Marshal or police of said city ; and all costs of such removal shall be a proper charge against such persons or lots, and the lots bhall be liable to be sold therefor, as provided for in case of tax sales. - $ 10. That it shall be and Is hereby made the dnty of each owuor of a lot or parcel of land fronting or abutting on Peace street in said city, to construct anew alouir said Peao r.rwf.. t the extent of the lull front of snch land ou said street, at his or her own proper cost and expense, a pavement, or sidewalk of heart pine 1$ inches thick, laid on sills 4x6 or 6x0 inches, which pavement or sidewalk shall be nine f et wide, and of a uniform grade to be prescribed by the S r et Committee of this Board ; and along such pavement, or sidewalk shall also be constructed by said owners at their owu cost, severally, a good aud sufficient gutter, all of which shall be constructed within twenty days from and after publication of this ordinance ; and, if any owner of any such land, shall not, withiu the lime aforesaid, construct said pavements or sidewalks and gutters as aforesaid, the Mayor and Aldermen shall proceed to baTe constructed said pavements or sidewalks and gutters, at the expense of the city, and will, afterwards sell at public sale, after giving twenty days notice in some newspaper published in said city, all lots along which they may so construct any pavement, sidewalk or gutter, as aforesaid, noon default of the owner or owners to construct them, to defray cr reimburse t them the costs and expenses incurred by tlwrn, or so much of said lots as may bo uecessary to pay such costs aud expenses, as provided by the th s.-ctiou of the charter of tne said city ; Provided, That this ordiuauce shall applyiily to such lauds abutting on said Peace street as lie betwecu The passenger depot of the New Orleaua, St. Louis & Chicago Railroad Company, and a jioint two hundred feet west of the iron railing arounu the Court House square in said cily, the other lands, ou said street to be subject to the general ordinances of said city, in relation to pavements aud sidewallca. ; 11. That it shall be and is hereby made the dnty of each owner of a lot or parcel of land fronting on or abutting on anr street iu said city, which front is within two hundred feet of the iron railing around the Court H inse rqnare in said city, to c instruct anew along such street to the extent of the full fr'ou of such land on such s reer, at his or her own proper cost and expeus , pavemeut or sidewalk of good fire burnt brick, which pavemeut or idew ilk shall be nine feet wide, aud of a uniform grade to be prescribed by the Street Coin mi tee of tbis road, and aloug such paveuifutor sidewalk, shall aUo be constructed by said owners at their own costs, severally, a g.iod and suffi cient gutter, of like material with said pavement, all of which shall be constructed within twenty days after publica'ion of this ordinance ; and, if any owuer of any such hud, shall not withiu the time aforesaid, construct said pavements or aide- waiif. anu gu i -rs, i s an res..n'f the said Mayor ami Aldermen suaii pioceeu to nave constructed said pavements or sidewalks, and gutters at the expense of said city, and will afterwards sell at public sale, after giving twenty days pnblic notice in aoiuo newspaper published in said city, tll lots along which tlusy may so" construct any sidewalk, pavement or gut er, as aforesaid, upon default or the owuer or owners to construct them, to do fray or iei ubur-e to them the costs ami expenses incurred br them, or so ranch of such lots as may be necessary to pay audi costs aud expenses as provided by the th secliou of the charter of said city. ' This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after i:s passsage. - - , CHAPTER X. GUTTERS, WATERSPOUTS, AC. An Ordinance relation to Outers, Water-Pipes and Spouts. Sectiow 1. All gutters, sewers, cnl verts, water pipes and spouts conducting water from yards and groutids, and from tho roofs of houses and tenements thereon, into the public streets or alleys or elsewhere in said city, shall be so altered or con structed as-to prevent the witer therein from falling or dis charging on or across any pavement, sidewalk or footway, or from falling ou or against any adjoining or adjacent root o" wall, side or end of any house in said ait-, or the grounds ou which the same are located. 2. It shall be the dnty of every owner, agent or occupant or any house or lot in said city to so alter or construct the gutters, sewers, cnlverts, water-pipes and spouts on any bfich lot or ground, house or tenement so as to conform in all respects to the requirements of section of this ordinance ; aud alt sueh. conduits not now confirming to the requirements ot said section are hereby declared to be nuisauces ; aud any such owuer, agent or occupant failing or refusing so to alter or con struct such conduits as hereinbefore provided, after being noti fied by the Mayor to do bo, shall, on convictiou thereof, ba fined uot less than $5, uor more thau $23, for each day such nuisance shall be continued; Provided, That such persou shall be allowed reasonable time, to be adjudged of by the Mayor, iu which to make the required alteration or construction. This ordinance shall take effect aud be In force from and after its passage. CHAPTER XL CORPORATE SEAL. An Ordinance Adopting ajid Describing the Corporate, Seal of the vtry oj canton. SEcrrrow 1. A seal having engraved upon it the word "Mayor's Office, Canton, Mississippi," in circular form, shall be, aud the srine is hereby constituted aud adopted as the cor. porate seal of the City of Canton ; and that the same shall bo safely kept by the M-iyor of said city in his office, aud there to ' be used according to law. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. CHAPTER XIL REOISTERINO LICENSES. An Ordinance in relation to Registering Licenses. Section 1. That it shall be tho duty of the Collector, when he receives money for any license, to report immediately to the Clerk the number ot the license, to whom issued, for what pur pose, date issued, the duration and amount. The Clerk is re quired to keep a register of such lice'isos in a book fur that purpose, and be shall report to the Board all licenses which shall expire during tho month in which the meeting is held. This ordmancs to take eflect lrom anu alter its passage. AMENDMENT TO CHAP, ft It shall be the duty of the Marshal to report to the Bonn! at its next meeting, all property sold to the city for non-payment of taxes, aud the Clerk shall keep the same on file for twelve months, and if the same is uot redeemed within that time the Marshal shall make a deed to the samo, conveying all the right, title and interest of the owuer ot such pronertv to the niiv nf Canton, and it shall be the duty of said Clerk to have the same recorded in the Chancery Clerk's office. Said lands sold to the city, as aforesaid, shall bo subject to redemption at auy time by any person on paymeut of all taxes due and 25 ner cent, dama ges and all costs. And the Mayor of said city is authorised to make a deed to auy purchaser of the same, conveying all the right, title and Juteiest in said lauds which is vested iu sail City of Can ton.