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14. To erect Market houses, establish markets and regulate the same.
15. To provide for the erection of all buildings necessary for the use of the city.
16. To provide for the inclosing, improving and regulating all public grounds, belonging to the city.
17. To improve and preserve the navigation of the Mississippi river within the city.
18. To erect, repair and regulate public wharves, docks, and landings, to fix the rate of wharfage thereat, and to regulate ferries.
19. To regulate the stationing, anchoring and moving of vessels within the city.
20. To license, lax and regulate Auctioneers, Grocers, Merchants, Brokers, Coffee houses, Confectionaries, Retailers of liquors, hawkers, pedlers, negro traders, and livery stables.
21. To license, tax and regulate hackney carriages, earts, omnibusses, drays and wagons and to fix the rates for transporting persons and property.
22. To license and regulate porters and to fix the rate of porterage.
23. To license, tax, regulate or suppress theatrical and other exhibitions and amusements.
24. To regulate, prohibit or suppress all disorderly houses and bawdy houses.
25. To provide for the prevention and extinguishment of fires, to organize and establish fire companies, to regulate, restrain or prohibit the erection of wooden buildingin any part of the city, or their removal from one part to another, to regulate and prevent the carrying on of manufactories dangerous in cansing or producing fires, to regulate the keeping and storage of gun-powder, guncotton, tar, pitch, rosin, saltpetre, and the use of lights, stovepipes and chimneys or flues, in all stables, shops and other places.
26. To establish standard weights and measures, and regulate the weights and measures to be used in the city, when not provided for by law.
27. To provide for the inspection and measuring of lumber and other building materials; and for the inspection and weighing or measuring of hay, stone coal, wood and all other fuel.
28. To provide for and regulate the inspection of beef, pork, flour, meal, oils, whisky and other spirits, in barrels and other vessels; also, of butter, lard and other provisions; to regulate the vending of meat, poultry and vegetables; to restrain and punish the forestalling of pro-. visions, and to suppress hucksters.
29. To regulate the police of the city; to'impose fines, forfeitures and penalties for the breach of any ordinance, and to provide for their recovery and appropriation.
30. To provide for the arrest and confinement, until trial, of all riotous and disorderly persons, within the city, by day or night. To authorize the arrest and detention of all free negroes, slaves or suspicious persons, found violating any ordinance of the city.
31. To regulate the time and circumstances at and under which slaves and free negroes may be absent from their respective places of abode, and direct the punishment by fine and imprisonment, or either, for the breach of such regulations.
32. To prevent and punish, by pecuniary penalties, all breaches of the peace, noise, disturbances or disorderly assemblies in any place in the city by day or night.
33. To fix, from time to time, the number and boundaries of the city wards.
34. To pass all ordinances that may be necessary to carry out the full intent and meaning of this act, and to accomplish the object of their incorporation; Provided, the same be not contrary to the laws and constitution of this State.
Sec. 8. Be it enacted, That two thirds of the revenue Revenue- collected in each ward, shall be expended for public how appropria
purposes within the ward where it is collected, unles it be otherwise appropriated by the consent of the Alderman of such ward.
Sec. 9. Be it enacted, That all ordinances and reso. Former ordi- lutions heretofore enacted and adopted by the Mayor
re- and Aldermen of said city, and not repealed, or rescind
ed by thern shall be and remain in full force, as if passed under the charter until altered or repealed hereafter.
SEC. 10, Be it enacted, That the General Assembly Declared a may at any time, alter, amend or repeal this charter, public act.
that the same is hereby declared to be a public act, and may be read in evidence in all courts, without proof or any special pleading.
SEC. 11. Be it enacted, That the standard keeper now Standard keep-and hereafter to be appointed by the county court of
Shelby county, shall be standard keeper and inspector for the city of Memphis, and shall keep his office and give his attendance at all times in said city, by himself or a competent number of deputies.
Sec. 12. Be it enacted, That there shall be Digest of ur- and published by the city council, a digest of all the ordinances.
dinances and resolutions of a public nature, now in force, within six months after the passage of this act, and a like digest once in every three years thereafter.
nances to main in force.
Sec. 13. Be it enacted, That all acts and parts of Other acts reacts contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of pealed. this act or within the provisions thereof, be and are hereby repealed.
SEC. 14. Be it enacted, That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Sec. 15. Be it enacted, That the collector of the city taxes shall also collect the city tax on tippling houses, duties. now required to be collected by the clerk of the county court of Shelby county, and that all laws directing said clerk to collect the same be and are hereby repealed.
J. M. ANDERSON,
Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 21, 1848.
An Act to divide and equally apportion the Academy fund of Shelby, Law
rence, Hardeman, Wayne and Montgomery counties between the education of Girls and Boys.
rence divided into
SECTION 1. Be it enucted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the county Academy of Shelby Academies of county and the Jackson Academy in Lawrence county, Shelby & Law be divided into two branches so as to constitute the Raleigh Female Academy and the Lawrenceburg Female branches. Academy, branches of said county academies, for the education of the Girls; and that the present trustees of said Female Academies shall be additional trustees of said county academies, to be separately organized, and to share equally with the male branch of said academies, in any monies hereafter to be drawn from the Treasury of the State for the use of the county academies of said counties, said fund to be drawn from the Treasury as heretofore, and apportioned by the trustees of said academies, as herein directed.
Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That the unexpended fund Unexpended heretofore drawn from the Treasury, shall be equally fund divided. divided between the two branches of said academies.
Sec. 3. Be it enacted, That the county academy of County Acad. Hardeman county be divided into two branches, so as to emy of Hardoconstitute the Bolivar Female Academy for the education of Girls, and that the present Trustees of said Female
Academy shall be additional trustees of said county academy, to be separately organized, and to share equally with the male branch of said academy, in any monies now on hand and unappropriated; and in any monies hereafter to be drawn from the Treasury of the State for the use of said county academy; said fund to be drawn from the Treasury, as heretofore, and appropriated by the trustees of said academies, as herein directed.
Sec. 4. Be it enacted, That the Ashland Academy in Ashland Acad- the county of Wayne be divided into two branches, one omy divided.
for the education of Boys, and the other for the education of Girls; to be separately organized and to share equally in the fund now appropriated, or in any monies hereafter to be drawn from the Treasury of the State, for the use of said Ashland Academy; said fund to be drawn as heretofore from the Treasury, and appropriated as herein directed.
Sec. 5. Be it enacted, That R. A. Hill, A. T. Hassell, A. P. Cook, L. L. Mack, Jno. McDougal and A. J. McDougal be appointed additional trustees for said academy.
SEC. 6. Be it enacted, That the county academy of County Acad- Montgomery be divided into two branches, so as to congomery divided stitute the Clarksville Female Academy a branch of
said county academy, for the education of Girls; and
J. M. ANDERSON,
Speaker of the Senate. Passed, December 19, 1847.
An Act to give the county of Morgan a Director in the Branch of the Bank
of Tennessee, at Sparta.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That there shall be a Director for the Morgan councounty of Morgan, in the Bank at Sparta, who shall ty a director. be chosen as other Directors in said Bank, and who shall have all the powers, privileges, and immunities of the other Directors in said Bank, and hold his appointment for the same space of time.
SEC. 2. Be it enacted, That the county of Marion be Marion county attached to the Sparta Bank District, and shall have a a director. Director in said Branch Bank, to be appointed as other directors in said Bank.
J. M. ANDERSON,
Speaker of the Senate. Passed, January 24, 1848.
An Act appropriating the sum of five thousand dollars annually, to the Insti
tution for the Education of the Blind at Nashville, and also the sum of five thousand dollars annually, to the Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb at Knoxville.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the sum of five thousand $5000 approdollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated annu- Blind Institually, for the term of two years, from the passage of this tion. act, out of the Treasury of this State, for the use and benefit of the Institution for the Education of the Blind, at Nashville, and the Comptroller shall issue his warrant for said sum, and the same shall be deposited with the Bank of Tennessee, who is hereby made the Treasurer of said institution, and who shall pay over said sum of money to the order of said Institution, by its Board of Trustees, or their Chairman, as the same may be called for; and the said Treasurer shall keep an account thereof, and report the same to the Board of Trustees annually. Sec. 2. Be it enacted, That a like sum of five thou- $5000 appro
priated to Deaf sand dollars, be, and is hereby annually appropriated & Dumb Ins.