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THE

MUNICIPAL REGISTER

FOR I904,

CONTAINING

A REGISTER OF THE CrPY GOVERNMENT,

THE

EULES OF THE BOAED OF ALDEEMEN, COMMON
COUNCIL, AND CITY COUNCIL,



A LIST OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS AND
VARIOUS STATISTICS RELATING TO THE CITY.



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BOSTON :
MUNICIPAL PRINTING OFFICE.

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INTEODUCTION.



The City has annually since 1821 issued a volume contain-
ing, until 1829, a register of the City Council and a list of
the officers. In 1829, the City Charter, in 1830, the Acts
relating to Boston and the ordinances, and in 1832, an index,
.were added. The volume for 1822 contains fifteen pages,
and for 1810 eighty-five pages, and three pages of index.
The volumes up to and including 1840 bear the title of The
Rules and Orders of the Common Council, and since that
year the title of The Muxicipal Register. The Munic-
ipal Registee, for 1841 contains the Rules and Orders of the
Common Council, joint rules, ordinances of the City, statutes
of the Commonwealth relating to the City, a list of the public
schools, the City Government of 1841, the committees and
departments (consisting at that time of the treasury, law,
police, health, public land and buildings, lamps and bridges,
fire, and public charitable institutions), and a list of the
waiTl officers ; from 1842 to 1864, it also contains a list of
the members of preceding City Governments, a necrological
record of those members, the latest ordinances and the special
statutes relating to the City; in 1851 a list of the annual
orators was added, and in 1853 a map of the City and the
Rules of the Board of Aldermen Avere inserted; in 1876 sta-
tistics of registration and voting were included, and since 1879
in tabulated form ; in 1883 portraits of the Mayor and pre-
siding officers of the two branches of the City Council were
included, and in 1888 a list of the members of the past City
Governments of Roxbury and Charlestown was added, and
continued to 1890. From 1889 to 1896, inclusive. The
MuxiciPAL Register contained a compilation of the Charter
and Acts subsequently passed, in the place of which an index
of said Charter and Acts was substituted in 1897. The Bos-
ton charter and index are again omitted this year; otherwise
The Mujs'icipal Register of this year is in substantially
the form of all other Municipal Registers since 1889.

By the direction of the Jomt Committee on Rules and
Orders The Municipal Register of 1904 has been com-
piled by the Statistics Department. Text and tables have
been revised, and several new tables, with additional text,
have been incorporated.



ORIGIN



OF



THE CITY OF BOSTON.



Boston received its name by an order of the
Court of Assistants, passed September 17 (7, 0. S.),
1630, "that Trimontaine shalbe called Boston," and
was incorporated as The City of Boston, February

23, 1822, by St. 1821, c. 110, adopted March 4, 1822.
This act was revised by St. 1854, c. 448, commonly
called the City Charter, adopted November 13, 1854.

Brighton was incorporated a Town, February 24,
1807, by St. 1806, c. 65, and annexed to Boston,
January 5, 1874, by St. 1873, c. 303, accepted October
7, 1873.

Charlestown was settled July 4, 1629 ; was
incorporated a City February 22, 1847, by St. 1847,
c. 29, accepted March 10, 1847, and was annexed
to Boston, January 5, 1874, by St. 1873, c. 286,
accepted October 7, 1873.

Dorchester received its name by an order of the
Court of Assistants, passed September 17 (7, 0. S.),
1630. It was annexed to Boston January 3, 1870,
by St. 1869, c. 349, accepted June 22, 1869.

RoxBURY received its name by an order of the
Court of Assistants, passed October 8, 1630. It was
incorporated a City March 12, 1846, by St. 1846,
c. 95, accepted March 25, 1846, and annexed to
Boston, January 6, 1868, by St. 1867, c. 359, accepted
September 9, 1867.

West Roxbury was incorporated a Town, May

24, 1851, by St. 1851, c. 250, and annexed to Bos-
ton, January 5, 1874, by St. 1873, c. 314, accepted
October 7, 1873.



THE CITY SEAL.




THE CITY SEAL
As it appeared prior to 1827.

The City Seal was adopted by "An Ordinance to Establish
the City Seal," passed January 2, 1823, which provides
" That the design hereto annexed, as sketched by John R.
Penniman, giving a view of the City, be the device of the City
Seal; that the motto be as follows, to wit: ' Sicnt patribus
sit Deus nobis ' ; and that the inscription be as follows : —
' Bostonia condita, A.D. 1630. Civitatis regimine donata,
A.D. 1822.' " The motto is taken from 1 King's, viii., 57.

The seal as it then appeared is shown above.

The seal as it was afterwards changed, and has ever since
continued to be used, first appeared on page 221 of the
volume of laws and ordinances, commonly known as the
"First Revision," published in 1827, and is continued as
the City Seal at the present time by Revised Ordinances
of 1898, Chapter 1, Section 5, which provides that "The
seal of the City shall be circular in form ; shall bear a view of
the City; the motto ' SicuT Patribus Sit Deus Nobis,'
and the inscription, ' Bostonia Condita, A.D. 1630. Civi-
tatis Regimine Donata, A.D. 1822,' as herewith set forth."

The seal as changed in 1827, and as it has ever since
appeared, is shown opposite the title page.




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GOVERNMENT

OF THE

CITY OF BOSTON.
1904.



PATRICK A. COLLINS, Mayor.

Residence, 74 Corey road, Brighton.

Salary, $10,000.

[Stat. 1885, Chap. 266 ; Stat. 1895, Chap. 499, § 1 ; Eev. Ord. 1898,

Chap. 2.]



BOARD OF ALDERMEN.

Salary, $1,500 each,
[Stat. 1903, Chap. 426.]

James H. Doyle, Chairman.

John E. Baldwin . . . 51 Emerson street, South Boston.

Patrick Bo wen 3 Maiden street.

Hugh W. Bresnahan . . 102 D street. South Boston.

Edward J. Bromberg . . 185 Poplar street, Roslindale.

James M. Curley .... 847 Albany street, Roxbury.

James H. Doyle 1692 Washington street.

Henry A. Frothingham . .498 Commonwealth avenue.

William J. Hennessey . 136 Westville street, Dorchester.

Fred J. Kneeland . . 3 Hyde Park avenue, Jamaica Plain.

Frank J. O'Toole ... 11 Westminster street, Roxbury.

Edward L. Quigley . . 14 Prospect street, Charlestown.

Charles H. Slattery, 520 East Broadway, South Boston.

Daniel A. Whelton 61 Allen street.



10 MUNICIPAL REGISTER.

Clerk^ ex officio.
Edward J. Donovan, 40 Ridgemont street, Allston.

Salary, $5,000,

[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 30 ; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, § 2 ; Stat. 1901, Chap.

332 ; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 11.]



Regular meetings, Mondays at 3 P.M.



COMMON COUNCIL.

Salary, $300 each.
[Stat. 1896. Chap. 410.]

Arthur W. Dolan, President.
Ward 1. — Gilbert M. Stalker, 85 Trenton street.

William G. Harrington, 27 Monmouth street.
Lewis B. McKie, 94 Princeton street.

Ward 2. — Joseph F. Carter, 353 Sumner street.

Edward F. Colbert, 118 Webster street.
Joseph F. Crowley, 5 Meridian street.

Ward 3. — John J. Conway, 8 Sprague street.
Michael J. Eagan, 44 Polk street.
Thomas F. Fitzgerald, 41 Mt. Vernon street.

Ward ^. — John D. Cadogan, 23 Brighton street.
John F. Collins, 98 Baldwin street.
Peter A. McDonald, 33 Belmont street.

Ward 5. — Arthur W. Dolan, 49 Monument square.
James E. Fitzgerald, 89 Henley street.
William F. Murray, Jr., 65 Monument avenue.

Ward 6. — Philip J. McGonagle, 4 North Margin place.
Thomas J. McMagkin, 98 North Margin

street.
Max L. Raghkowsky, 26 Parmenter street.




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COMMOISr COU^s^CIL. 11

Ward 7. — William A, H. Crowley, 48 Curve street.
James F. McDeemott, 2 Tyler street.
William J. Foley, 32 Hudson street.

Ward 8. — Joseph A. Maynard, 401 Charles street.
David Mancovitz, 83 Brighton street.
Robert K. McKirdy, 68 Causeway street.

Ward 9. — Frank J. Gethro, 1463 Washington street.
John W. Craig, 17 East Dedham street.
Daniel L. Sullivan, 20 Savoy street.

Ward 10. — Edward N. Lacey, 15 Garrison street.

Charles W. M. Williams, 223 West Canton

street.
J. Bernard Ferrer, 9 Blackwood street.

Ward 11. — S. William Simms, 1 Phillips court.
Philip S. Dalton, 507 Beacon street.
Myron E. Pierce, 73 Pinckney street.

Ward 12. — Fred A. Ewell, 127 West Newton street.

Humphrey J. Collins, 1783 Washington street.
Nathan B. MacLoud, 477 Massachusetts
avenue.

Ward i^. — Eugene T. Brazzell, 60 West Fifth street.
William L. Newton, 260b Broadway.
James J. Moynihan, 158 Athens street.

Ward IJf. — William J. Drummond, 876 East Broadway.
Joseph H. Reagan, 671 East Broadway.
John J. Driscoll, 506 East Third street.

Ward 15. — Thomas B. Bradley, 401 West Seventh street.
Clement H. Colman, 221 Gold street.
Timothy J. Sullivan, Jr., 386 West Fourth
street.

Ward 16. — Charles M. Callahan, 10 Ward street.
John M. McDonald, 787 Columbia road.
George F. Coughlin, 18 Dewey street.



12 MUNICIPAL REGISTEE.

Ward 17. — William P. Grady, 86 Eustis street.
James J. Conboy, 19 Maiden Lane.
William J. GLeason, 53 Langdon street.

Ward 18. — William J. Babrett, 981 Tremont street.
Thomas J. Fay, 1250 Tremont street.
Joseph P. Good, 1] 3 Vernon street.

Ward 19. — Michael A. Spillane, 1526 Tremont street.
James J. Kelley, 21 Conant street.
Charles F. Mackenzie, 48 Wait street.

Ward ^a— George O. Wood, 333 Park street.
TiLTON S. Bell, QQ Glenway street.
Thomas Leavitt, 161 Adams street.

Ward 21. — Edwin T. McKnight, 153 Warren street.
S HER WIN L. Cook, 12 Rockville park.
Fred P. Warner, 17 Maywood street.

Ward 22.^- John Graumann, 169 Boylston street.

Matthew J. Hanley, 96 Boylston avenue.
Jeremiah J. Hourin, 30 Armstrong street.

Ward 23. — John J. Conway, 4 Spring street.

Paul L. Jepson, 23 Congreve street.
James A.. Price, 62 Malcolm street.

Ward 2^. — Gideon B. Abbott, 287 Ashmont street.
Charles Patterson, 45 Bailey street.
J. Oliver Higgins, 93 Callender street.

Ward 25. — Edward M. Richardson, 205 Faneuil street.
Patrick H. Barry, 33 Winship street.
Francis B. McKinney, 26 Leicester street.

Qlerh.

Joseph O'Kane, 40 Blakeville street, Dorchester.
Salary, $3,500.



Regular meetings, Thursdays at 7.45 P.M.



CITY COUNCIL.



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MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.



Baldwin, John E.
Bowen, Patrick
Bresnahan, Hugh W.
Bromberg, Edward J.
Curley, James M.
Doyle, James H.
Frothingham, Henry A



(Alphabetically arranged.)
ALDERMEN.

Hemiessey, William J.
Kneeland, Fred J.
O'Toole, Frank J.
Quigley, Edward L.
Slattery, Charles H.
Whelton, Daniel A.



Abbott, Gideon B.
Barrett, William J.
Barry, Patrick H.
Bell, Tilton S. .
Bradley, Thomas B.
Brazzell, Eugene T.
Cadogan, John D.
Callahan, Charles M.
Carter, Joseph F.
Colbert, Edward F.
Collins, Humphrey J.
Collins, John F.
Colman, Clement H.
Conboy, James J.
Conway, John J. .
Conway, John J. .
Cook, Sherwin L.
Coughlin, George F.
Craig, John W. .
Crowley, Joseph F.
Crowley, William A.



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DOUNCILMEN.




Ward




Ward


. . 24


Dalton, Philip S. . . .


11




18


Dolan, Arthur W. . .


5




25


Driscoll, John J. . . .


14




20


Drummond, William J. .


14




15


Eagan, Michael J. . .


3




13


Ewell, Fred A. . . .


12




4


Fay, Thomas J. . .


18


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16


Ferber, J. Bernard .


10




2


Fitzgerald, James E.


5




2


Fitzgerald, Thomas F. .


3


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12


Foley, William J. . .


7




4


Gethro, Frank J. . . .


9




15


Gleason, William J. . .


17




17


Good, Joseph P. . . .


18




3


Grady, William P. . .


17




23


Graumann, John . . .


22




21


Hanley, Matthew J. . .


22




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Harrington, William G.


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Higgins, J. Oliver . .


24




2


Hourin, Jeremiah J.


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7


Jepson, Paul L. . . .


23



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER.



Kelley, James J. .
Lacey, Edward N.
Leavitt, Thomas .
Mackenzie, Charles F.
Mac Loud, Nathan B.
Mancovitz, David
Maynai'd, Joseph A.
McDermott, James F,
McDonald, John M. .
McDonald, Peter A.
McGonagle, Philip J.
McKie, Lewis B. . .
McKinney, Francis B.
McKirdy, Robert K. .
McKnight, Edwin T.
McMackin, Thomas J.
Moynihan, James J. .



Days of Meeting :
Board of Aldermen, Mondays at 3 P.M.
Common Council, Thursdays at 7.45 P.M.

Stenographer to the City Council. — E. W. Haenden,

26 East Springfield street.

Secretary of the Board of Aldermen. — Frank X. Chisholm,
49 Regent street, Roxbury.



Ward




Ward


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JNIurray, William F., Jr


5


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Newton, William L. .


13


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Patterson, Charles .


24


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Pierce, Myron E.


11


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Price, James A. .


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Rachkowsky, Max L.


6


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Reagan, Joseph H. .


14


7


Richardson, Edward M


25


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Simms, S. William .


11


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Spillane, Michael A.


19


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Stalker, Gilbert M. .


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Sullivan, Daniel L. .


9


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Sullivan, Timothy J., Jr


15


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Warner, Fred P. .


21


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Williams, Charles W. M


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RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEK. 15



RULES AND ORDERS.



RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN.

CHAIKMAN.

Rule 1. The chairman of the board shall take the chair at the hour
to which the board shall have adjourned, and shall call the members to
order, and, a quorum being present, shall cause the minutes of the
preceding regular meeting to be read. In the absence of the chairman,
the senior member present shall preside as chairman pro tempore.

Rule 2. The chairman shall preserve decorum and order, may speak
to points of order in preference to other members, and shall decide all
questions of order, subject to an appeal to the board; and no other busi-
ness shall be in order until the question on appeal shall have been
decided.

Rule 3. The chairman shall propound all motions in the order in
which they are moved, unless the subsequent motion shall be previous
in its nature, except that, in naming sums and fixing times, the largest
sum and the longest time shall be put first.

Rule 4. The chairman shall, at the requ.est of any member, make a
division of a question when the sense will admit.

Rule 5. The chairman shall, without debate, decide all questions
relating to priority of business to be acted upon.

Rule 6. The chairman shall declare all votes ; but if any member
doubts a vote, the chairman shall cause a rising vote to be taken; and
when any member so requests, shall cause the vote to be taken or veri-
fied by yeas and nays.

Rule 7. The chairman shall apj)oint all committees, fill all vacancies
therein, and designate the rank of the members thereof.

Rule 8. When the chairman of the board or the chairman pro
tempore shall desire to vacate the chair, he may call any member to it;
but such substitution shall not continue beyond an adjournment.

MOTIONS.

Rule 9. Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the chairman
shall so direct.

Rule 10. A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indi-
visible; but a motion to strike out being lost shall not preclude amend-
ment, or a motion to strike out and insert.

Rule 11. No motion or proposition of a subject different from that
under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.



16 MUNICIPAL REGISTER.

Rule 12. When an order or resolution relates to a subject which
may properly be examined and reported upon by an existing committee
of the city council, such order or resolution shall, upon presentation,
be referred to such committee. When a motion is made to refer any
subject, and different committees are proposed, the motion shall be put
in the following order :

1. To a standing committee of the board.

2. To a special committee of the board.

3. To a joint standing committee.

4. To a joint special committee.

Rule 13. After a motion has been put by the chairman, it shall not
be withdrawn except by unanimous consent.

Rule 14. When a question is under debate the following motions
only shall be entertained, and in the order in which they stand arranged:

1. To adjourn.

2. To lay on the table.

3. To postpone to a day certain.

4. To commit.

5. To amend.

6. To postpone indefinitely.

Rule 15. A motion to adjourn shall be in order at any time, except
on an immediate repetition, or pending a verification of a vote; and that
motion, the motion to lay on the table, and the motion to take from the
table, shall be decided without debate.

READINGS.

Rule 16. Every ordinance, order and resolution reported by a com-
mittee shall, unless rejected, have two several readings, both of which
may take place at the same session, unless objection is made. When-
ever the second reading immediately follows the first reading, the docu-
ment may be read by its title only. Orders from the board of street
commissioners changing the names of streets, and orders granting loca-
tions for poles or posts, shall, however, have one reading only at the
same session.

CONFIRMATIONS.

Rule 17. The question of confirming a nomination made by the
mayor shall be decided by a yea and nay ballot.

RECONSIDERATION.

Rule 18. When a vote has been passed, any member may move a
reconsideration thereof at the same meeting; or he may give notice to
the clerk, within twenty-four hours of the adjournment, of his inten-
tion to move a reconsideration at the next regular meeting; in which
case the clerk shall retain possession of the papers until the next



RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 17

regular meeting; and when a motion for reconsideration is decided
that vote shall not be reconsidered.

CONDUCT OF MEMBEKS.

Rule 19. Every member when about to speak shall rise, address the
chair, and wait until he is recognized, and in speaking shall confine
himself to the question, and avoid personalities.

Rule 20. No member speaking shall, without his consent, be inter-
rupted by another, except upon a point of order.

Rule 21. No member shall be permitted to vote on any question, or
serve on any committee, where his private right is immediately con-
cerned, distinct from the public interest.

Rule 22. Every member who shall be present when a question is put,
where he is not excluded by interest, shall give his vote, unless the
board for special reasons shall excuse him. Application to be so
excused on any question must be made before the board is divided,
or before the calling of the yeas and nays; and such application shall
be accompanied by a brief statement of the reasons, and shall be
decided without debate.

STANDING COMMITTEES.

Rule 23. The following standing committees of the board, to con-
sist of five members each, except where otherwise herein provided,
and the members of the joint standing committees on the part of this
board, named in the joint rules and orders of the city council, and all
other committees, unless otherwise provided for, or specially directed
by the board, shall be appointed by the chair:

Committee on Armories and Military Affairs — County Accounts —
Electric Wires — Faneuil Hall and County Buildings — Lamps —
Licenses — Markets — Railroads — Public Improvements, to consist of
all the members of the board, and to be divided by the chairman of the
committee into the following sub-committees: namely, Paving Division,
Sewer Division, Bridge Division, Sanitary Division, Street-Cleaning
Division, Street-Watering Division and Ferry Division.

ORDER OF BUSINESS.

Rule 24. At every regular meeting of the board the order of busi-
ness shall be as follows:

1. Communications from his honor the mayor.

2. Presentation of petitions, memorials, and remonstrances.

3. Hearings.

4. Papers from the common council.

5. Unfinished business of preceding meetings.

6. Orders of notice of hearings.

7. Reports of city officers.

8. Reports of committees.

9. Motions, orders and resolutions.



18 MUNICIPAL REGISTER.



KEPOKTS OF COMMITTEES.



Rule 25. Committees of the board, to whom any matter is especially-
referred, shall report within four weeks, or ask for further time.



SPECTATOR S,

Rule 26. No person, except a member of the board, shall be per-
mitted to occupy the seat of any member while the board is in session.

Rule 27. No persons, excepting members of the city council, heads
of departments, and reporters, shall be allowed in the anteroom of the
aldermanic chamber while the board is in session. No person shall be
allowed to enter the aldermanic chamber while the board is in session,
after the seats furnished for spectators are occupied. The city mes-
senger shall enforce this rule.



LICENSES.

Rule 28. No licenses shall be granted for exhibitions of wrestling.

Rule 29. No permission for the construction of underground conduits
shall be granted until a public hearing shall have been given by the
board of aldermen on the application for such permission. No per-
mission shall be granted for the erection of poles, piers, abutments or
other fixtures for the support of electric wires unless the applicant for
such permit shall bear the expense of the notiiication required by the
provisions of chapter 237 of the Acts of 1903.

Rule 30. Every license or permit hereafter granted for the location
of a street-railway track, the erection of a pole or post, the construction
of an underground conduit, the laying of a pipe or wire, or for the doing
of any other work which may involve the disturbance of a surface of a
street, shall specify the time within which the contemplated work shall
be done, and shall not confer authority to do any such work after the
expiration of such specified time.



Rule 31. Any person desiring a lamp to be erected in any way, shall
make application therefor to the superintendent of lamps, who shall
examine the place where it is proposed to locate the lamp and report
thereon to the board; provided, however, that if the lamp is to be an
electric lamp the superintendent shall obtain the opinion of the com-
missioner of wires on the location, and forward to the board the opinion
with his report.

suspension of kules.

Rule 32. Any rule may be suspended by vote of two-thirds of the
members of the board present and voting.



RULES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 19



EULES AND ORDERS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL.



Rule 1. Unless otherwise ordered from time to time, the regular
meeting of the common council shall be held on every Thursday, at
seven forty-five o'clock P.M., and, on the appearance of a quorum, the
council shall be called to order. In the absence of the president the
oldest senior member present shall take the chair, and a president p?-o
tempore shall be chosen by ballot; and, if an election is not effected on
the first trial, on subsequent trials a plurality vote shall elect.



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