||52 At the first election so held, the polls shall be opened at nine o'clock a. m., and closed at six o'clock p. m. At the close of the polls, the votes shal be counted and a statement thereof proclaimed at the front door of the house, at which said election shall be held; and the clerks shall leave with each person elected, or at his usual place of residence, within five days after the election, a written notice of his election, and each person so notified, shall within ten days after the election, take the oath or affirmation herein before mentioned. A certificate of which oath shall be deposited with the recorder, whose appointment is herein after provided for; and be by him preserved. And all subsequent elections shall be held, conducted, and returns thereof made, as may be provided for by ordinance of the City council. Sec. 6. All free white male inhabitants, who are of the age of twenty-one years, who are entitled to vote for State officers, and who shall have been actual residents of said City, sixty days next preceding said election, shall be entitled to vote for City officers. Sec. 7. The City, council shall have authority to levy and collect taxes for City purposes, upon al.l taxable property, real and personal, within the limits of the City, not exceeding one half per cent per annum, upon the assessed value thereof; and may enforce the payment of the same, in any manner to be provided by ordinance, not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States, or of this State. Sec. 8. The City council shall have power to appoint a recorder, treasurer, assessor and collector, marshall, and supervisor of streets. They shall also have the power to appoint all such other officers by ordinance, as may be necessary; define the duties of all City officers, and remove them from office at pleasure. Sec. 9. The City council shall have power to require of all officers, appointed in pursuance of this ordinance, bonds with penalty and security for the faithful performance of their respective duties, such as may be deemed expedient; and also to require all officers appointed as aforesaid, to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices.