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Divisions of

the city.

No. 19. From Market-street to run north through King-street to Hasell-street, thence east to Meetingstreet.

No. 20. From Beaufain-street to run north through King-street to Trott-street, thence west through the said street to Ashley river.

No. 21. From Hasell-street to rur north through Anson-street to Society-street, thence east through the said street to Cooper river.

No. 22. From Hasell-street to run north through Meeting-street to Society-street, thence east through the said street to Anson-street.

No. 23. From Hasell-street to run north through King-street to Society-street, thence east through the said street to Meeting-street.

No. 24 From Trott-street to run north through King-street to George-street, thence west through Bull-street to Ashley river.

No. 25. From Society-street to run north through Anson-street to Boundary-street, thence east through the said street to Cooper river.

No. 26. From Society-street to run north through Meeting-street to Boundary-street, thence east thro? the said street to Anson-street.

No. 27. from Society-street to run north through King-street to Boundary-street, thence east to Meeting-street.

No.2. From George and Bull-streets, to run north to Boundary-street, thence through the said street to

Ashley river. Appointment 35. That at the first meeting of the Board of Fireto each divi- Masters, after the passing of this ordinance, or as

soon thereafter as may be convenient, the said Board shall appoint one person in each of the said divisions, who shall be called the fire-man of the said division; and shall be distinguished in such manner as the FireMasters shall direct.

36. That it shall be the duty of the said division ty. fire-man, whenever an alarm of fire takes place, in

stantly to proceed through the division for which he has been appointed, and by all due means, to alarm the citizens, and to call on them to turn out of their houses, to aid in extinguishing the fire ; to see, order,

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and direct, that all the fire buckets belonging to the citizens in his said division, be brought out of their houses, and to direct the citizens to repair with them to the place where the fire is; also to repair to the the place where the ladder, hook and rope is kept in his said division, and to direct their being carried to the fire ; and if the fire should take place in the night time, to direct the inhabitants in his division, to place at least one light in their house, in a window fronting the street; and if the fire shall not take place in the division to which he belongs, he is to proceed to where the fire is, and there attend and obey such further orders and instructions as he shall receive from the Board of Fire-Masters or any of them.

37. That any person appointed as a division fire- Fine on resuman, in the manner before mentioned, who shall refuse to serve in the said office, he shall be fined in a sum not exceeding twenty dollars, to be recovered in the Inferior City Court. Provided always, That no person shall be obliged to serve in the said office for more than one year in five, nor any over the age of forty-five years.

38. That as soon after the passing of this ordinance, Ladder, fire as they can be procured, it shall be the duty of the book and rope Board of Fire-Masters to provide one ladder, one for each divifire hook, and one rope for each of the said divisi-sion. ons,

which they shall cause to be deposited in some safe and convenient place in each of the said divisiops, under the care of the fire-men respectively, of the said divisions, whose duty it shall always be to see that they are not injured, or if any accident shall happen to them, to make the same known to the Board of Fire Masters, under the penalty of ten dollars, for every neglect which shall be apparent to the Board of Fire-Masters, to be recovered as other fines are recovered by this ordinance,

39. That if any division fire.man, to be appointed Re-appoint as is directed by this ordinance, should remove out ment of fireof the said division, the Board of Fire-Masters shall immediately appoint another person in his place. 40. That all ordinances, or clauses of ordinances,

Repeal. respecting fires, heretofore passed, shall be and are hereby repealed.

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Passed, Jan.

Salary of the
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Board of Fire-

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Clerk's Salarp. 1. Be it ordained. That from and after the twen2d, 1818, tieth day of February next, the salary of the Clerk

of the Board of Fire-Masters, shall be five hundred dollars

per annum, payable quarterly.

2d. That all ordinances, or parts of ordinances, Masters $ 500, repugnant hereto, shall be, and the same are hereby repealed.

TITLE (G.)

Gaming. 1. Be it ordained, That from and immediately afPassed Sept. ther the publication of this ordinance, if any person

or persons shall open, set up, or exhibit to be played

at within the city of Charleston, any E O table, or If any person set up any E o any table of the nature, kind or likeness of those iable, he shall commonly known by the name of E O tables, by each time the which the ignorant and unwary are liable to be inplayed at, & be posed and defrauded, every such person and persons to be recover shall forfeit the sum of one hundred pounds* for each ed in the Court and every time such table shall be so played at, one half to the opened, for that purpose ; which fine shall, and may informer, and be recovered in the Court of Wardens, and paid one the city.

half to the informer, and the remainder into the City

Treasury, for the use of the Corporation. Every such ta

2. That each and every such table, when discoverforfeited, and ed, shall, and the same is hereby declared to be for

feited, and shall be publicly broken to pieces, and destroyed, by the head Constable, in the square front

ing the beef market. Tavern keep 3. That if any retailer of liquors, or tavern keepers allowing

er in Charleston, shall suffer or permit any E O table, licence, and be or other of a like kind, to be opened or played at, in incapable of his or her house, every such person, on conviction, beobtaining ano-fore the Court of Wardens, shall forfeit his or her lither in the city

cence, and be rendered incapable, in future, of obtaining a licence for retailing spiritous liquors in this city.

Whereas certain ill disposed persons, for the pur Passed, March 28th. 1796. pose of promoting excessive gaming, and to draw

together a number of idle and imprudent young per

*. Penalties not exceeding one hundred dollars recoverable i the Inferior City Court. See ordinance, April 14th, 1802.

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sons, have lately invented a game of hazard, commonly known and distinguished by the name of rolly polly, or rolæ polaæ; a game so exceedingly dangerous, and tending in so high a degree to promote a spirit of gambling and idleness, that it is requisite the same should be prohibited :

1. Be it ordained, 'That from and immediately after the publication of this ordinance, the said game The game of of rolly polly, otherwise called rolæ polæ, and every every game of other game of the nature, kind or likeness of the said the kind progame, be, and the same are hereby probibited and declared unlawful, and that any person or persons, permitting the said game, or any game similar thereto, to be played within his, her or their enclosure, shall forfeit the sum of eighty-five dollars. And any person, or persons, playing at the said game, or any game similar thereto, shall forfeit each the sum of forty-five dollars.

And whereas, The persons keeping licenced billiard tables in general, are the persons

who encourage

said game, or games similar thereto, by permitting the same to be played on their billiard tables :

2. Be it further ordained, That any person or per- Persons keepsons, having a licence to keep a billiard table, who ing billiard tashall permit the said game of rolly polly, or any game the game of similar thereto, or any other game of hazard, except

rolly polly, or that of billiards, to be played upon his, her or their game of hazbilliard table, shall upon conviction thereof, besides ferides hball forforfeiting the penalty aforesaid, forfeit also his, her or cence their licence.

3. That from and after the passing of this ordinance, it shall not be lawful for any person or per- and pass dice sons whatever, to keep within his, her, or their en- tables prohib

ited. closure, a faro bank, or permit the game of pass

dice to be played within his, her or their enclosure, under the keeper or the penalty of eighty dollars,* to be recovered in the owner of said Court of Wardens, and any person or persons, play- bles, and on ing at the said games of faro or pass dice, for any play at them. sum or sums of money, shall, on information, be prosecuted in the Court of Wardens; and on conviction of the same, be liable to a fine of forty dollars, for every such offence.

* The forfeitures and penalties recoverable in the Inferior City Court.

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Passed, March

6th, 1817.

Preamble.

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&as Company. Whereas Mr. Robert Mills has made propositions to Council for the establishment of a Gas Company in this city, in conjunction with other persons who will be associated with him. To promote therefore so important an establishment whereby the streets and public buildings of this city may be lighted with Gass, many of the arts may be facilitated and a brilliant light introduced into stores and ware-houses and the apartment of every dwelling:

1. Be it ordained, That the said Robert Mills and las company such other persons as shall be associated with him, clay pipes, to form a Gas Company, shall have the privilege,

and the said company shall be hereby authorized to lay the pipes, required for a Gas establishment or factory and for the conveyance of Gas in and through all and every street, lane, alley and public part of this city; and also the pavements of the said streets, lanes or alleys; and also remove any pavement, or any matter or thing which may be in the way of laying the said pipes, or any part thereof. Provided, That the said pavement or earth removed be replaced to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of Streets and Lamps and at the charge and expence of the said company after the pipes or part or parts thereof for the conveyance of Gas are laid in a man

ner suitable to the purpose intended. And provided Pactories not also, That the factories and furnaces for making and to exceed five. furnishing the Gas, shall not exceed five in num

ber, within the bounds of this city ; and that the situation for each of them shall be approved by the City Council.

2. That in case the said Gas Company shall prowhich the com cure an act of incorporation from the Legislature of pany will be this state within one year, and shall commence its titled to the operations within two years after the passing of this right of light-ordinance, then and in such case, the privilege herein ing the city

before granted for laying pipes for the conveyance of Gas, shall be considered as granted to the said company alone; and in such manner as to exclude any other company from the same privilege during the

continuance of the act of incorporation which may 01628

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with Gas.

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