||LA.WS OF 153 be chosen by the qualified voters thereof, and shall hold their offices for two years, and until their successors shall be elected and qualified. The City Council shall judge of the qualifications, elections and returns of their own members; and a majority of them shall form a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members, under such penalties as may be prescribed by ordinance. Sec. 4.-The Mayor, Aldermen and Councilors, before entering upon the duties ©f 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.-An election, for the election of one Mayor, two Aldermen and three Councilors, shall be held on the second Monday of February, 1863, aud every two years thereafter, and shall be held, conducted and returns thereof made in such manner as shall be provided for by the ordinances of the City Council. Sec. 6.-All free white male inhabitants who are of the age of eighteen years, who are entitled to vote for Territorial 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 Oity Council shall have authority annually to assess, collect and expend the necessary tax for roads, street3, schools and other public purposes, and regulate and control the same wifchiu the city, and may enforce the payment of said tax by law; and the inhabitants of the city shall be exempt from all other assessments for road or school purposes, except on such property as they may possess outside of the city: Provided, that nothing herein shall be so construed as to effect or infringe upon any tax assessed or authorized by any enactment of the Governor and Legislative Assembly. Sec. 8.-The City Council shall have power to appoint a Recorder, Treasurer, Assessor and Collector, Marshal and Supervisors 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 act, such bonds as may be deemed expedient, with penalty and security,for the faithful performance of their respective duties, and also to require of all officers, appointed as aforesaid, to take an oath for the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices. Sec. 10.-The City Council shall have power and authority to make, ordain, establish and execute all such ordinances, not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States or the laws of this Territory, as they may deem necessary for the peace, benefit, good order, regulation, convenience aud cleanliness of said city; for the protection of property therein from destruction by fire or otherwise, and for the health and happiness thereof. They shall have power to fill all vacancies, that may ha ppen by death, resignation or removal, in any of the offices herein made elective; to fix and establish all the fees of the officers of said Corporation not herein established; to impose such fines, not exceeding one hundred dollars for each offense, as they may deem just, for refusing to accept of any office in or under the Corporation, or for misconduct therein; to divide the city into Wards, and specify the boundaries thereof. Sec. 11.-To establish, support and regulate common schools; to borrow money on the credit of the city: Provided, that no sum or sums of money be borrowed on a greater interest than six per cent, per annum; nor shall the interest on the aggregate of the sums borrowed and outstanding ever exceed one half of the city revenue arising from the taxes assessed on real estate within the city. Sec. 12.-To make regulations to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases into the city; to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and enforce the same. Sec. 13.-To appropriate aud provide for the payment of the expenses and debt3 of the city. Sec. 14.-To establish hospitals and make regulations for the government of the same; to make regulations to secure the general health of the inhabitants; to declare what shall be nuisances and to prevent and remove the same. Sec. 15.-To provide the city with water; to dig wells, lay pump logs and pipes and erect pumps in the streets, for the extinguishment of fires and convenience of the inhabitants. Sec. 16.-To open, alter, widen, extend, establish, grade, pave or otherwise improve and keep in repair streets, avenues, lanes and alleys; and to establish, erect and keep in repair aqueducts and bridges. Sec. 17.-To provide for the lighting of the streets and erecting lampposts; and to establish, support and regulate night watches; to erect market houses, establish markets and market places and provide for the government and regulation thereof.