||177 Mayor, four Alderme&i, and nine Councilors, who shall have the qualifications of electors of said city, and shall be chosen by the qualified voters thereof, and shall holdxerm «f oat*. their offices for two years, and until their successors shall i be elected arid qualified. The City Council shall judge of the qualifications, elections, and returns of their own Majority form members, and a majority of them shall form a quorum to doaquonmK business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day t© day, and compel the attendance of absent members, under such penalties as may be prescribed by ordinance. J r J Give bonds. Sec. 4. I'he Mayor, Alderman, and Councillors before entering on the duties- of their offices, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, that they will support the Constitution of the United States, and the laws of this Territory, and that they will well and truly perform all the duties of their offices, to the best of their skill and abilities. Sec. 5. On the second Monday of March next, andtions. every two years thereafter, on said day, an election shall be held for the electing of one Mayor, four Aldermen, and nine Councillors; and at the first election under this ordi-Firet»ietti©«. nance, three Judges shall be chosen, viva voce, by the electors present. The said Judges shall choose two clerks; and the Judges and clerks, before entering upon their duties, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, such as is now required by law to be taken by Judges and clerks of other elections; and at all subsequent elections, theTrid(,8S ais(j Necessary number of Judges and clerks shall be appointed c.lor'k8 <>f ?lec" by the City Council. At the first election so held, theby city council. 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 be held; and the clerks shall leave with each person elec-Dutv 0, cieriH ted, 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 hereinbefore mentioned. A certificate of which oath shall be deposited with the recorder, whose appointment is hereinafter 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.