||123 ^abseribe an oath or affirmation, thati they will support o*M the Constitution of the United States, and of this State; nnd that they will well and truly perform the duties, of their offices, to the best ot their skill and ability. Sec. 5. On the first Monday of March next, and eve-Timo of eloct ry two years thereafter, on said day, an election shall be held for the election of one mayor, four aldermen, and nine counsellors; and at the. first election under this ordinance, three 'judges shall be chosen, viva voce, by the Illd(Teg and ¦electors present. The said judges shall choose two clerks of eiee-clerks; and the judges and clerks, before entering upon ported?* ap~ their duties, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, such as is now required bylaw to be taken by judges and clerks of other elections; and at all subsequent elections, the necessary number of judges and clerks shall be appointed by the City Council. 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 shall be counted, and a statement thereof proclaimed at the front door of the house, at which said election shall beheld; and the clerks shall leave with each person Duty of curb*, -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 after1 the election, take the oath or affirmation herein before mentioned. A certificate of Avhioh oath shall be deposited with the recorder, whose appointment is hereinafter provided for; and be by him preserved. And all subsequent elections shall bo 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 o^voter?.1"* the age of eighteen years, who are entitled to vote for St^ate officers,-an d .who shall have been actiial 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 p0wor to levy and collect taxes for city purposes, upon all taxable prop- ™(l coii erty, real and personal, within the limits of the city, not exceeding one-half per cent, per annum, upon the assess*-ed 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.