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Wood Inspectors Appointed

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Day
4
Month
December
Year
1863
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Public Domain
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The Common Council of this City, at a special meeting held on Friday evening, Nov. 2Tth, appointed Messrs. L. R. Slawson, Seth Thompson, and W. W. Saunders, Inspectors of Fire Wood, under Ordinance No. 17 of the cty ovdinances, and resolved that said ordinance should be enforced from and after luesday, December lst. That our readers inay know what the requirements of the ordinance are we extract therefrom Secs. 2, 3, and 4 and invite therefor a careful reading both by wood sellers and wood buyers : gec 2. It shall be the duty of each Inctor f Fire Wood, when required by eithL the seller or the purchaser of any fire wood v,rouM withln the limita of the City of Ann r[K,r for sale, to inspect and measure the me and to give a certifícate of the date and aniount of such measureraent in words at full length and he shall receive for every load or cord of wood so inspected and measured, the ,um of six cents to be paid by the person renuiring the same, and all wood so inspected and meatured shall be computed to ccntain one hun red and iwenty-eight cubicfeet, well slowedand taeked to the cord. and allowance bring made for Inecen' and crooked sticks, and for being loosely 'sec. 3. It shall be the duty of every person briugmg cord or fire wood into said City fo saleby the cord, in wagons, sleighs or other Tehicles, to take the same tó that part of the north side of Huroii street, or the east side of Main street, adjoiniug the Gourt House Square, to be inspected and' measured a aforesa'id, and every person who shall sufte orpermit his wagon, sleigh or otlier vehicle loaded with wood for sale, to stand or remain in any of the streets of said City, within fort} rods of the Court House Square, other tha at the place above specified, or who shall sei et offer to sell in said City, fire wood by the load without first having the same inspected and meas urtd, and obtaimng a cernpcaie inerr.vj m ujuio,ai, shall forfeit for the Jirsi offensc the sum of onedollar and costs ofprosecution, andfor tvtry tubtequent offence the sum of five dollars and cotti ofprosecution. Sec. 4. If any person within the limits of said City Iiaving obtained such certifícate ahall sell or dispose of .such wood contrary to said certifícate, or sliall attempt to impose a false certifícate in the sale thereof, or shall in any manner viólate thé provisión of this ordinance, he shall for every such ottence forfeit and pay a fine of five dollars and costs of prosecution. By resolutiou of Council Wood teams may also stand on Broadway in the 5th Ward. This ordinance does not assume to fix the price of wood, but leaves that to be governed, is all olher anieles of trafile are, by its commercial value. But wood-sellers must hereafter'flx their price by the Cord, and buyers will know what price they are paying. Certainly no lionest man eau object to selling his wood as he does every thing else, by measure, and we may therefore presume that the threats of freezing the city out mean nothing, and that the new order of things will satisfy all parties - at least all who do not desire by a systeni of sharp practica, really a systeni of robbery - to get pay for doublé or treble the quantity of wood they sell. We trust that every citizen will stand by the Council and Inspectors in enforcing tue ordinance. L3T Dr. Lewis, of Boston, author of ' The New Gymnastics," lectured in Hangsterfer's Hall, on Thursday evening of last week, uuder the auspices of the Detroit Gymnastic Association, on " Physical Culture and the New Gymnastics." Itbeing Thaüksgiving eveDing, and our citizens generally full of turkey and other good cheer, the audience was not as large as the Dr. or his subject deserved. The lecture was an excellent one, and, throwing aside the few points on which the lectnrer might be considered ultra, contained more good sense than is often crammed into a fiillhaif dozen popular lectures. - It bristled with points, and no hearer could fail to proflt at least a little. The lecture, that is the portion of it especially bearing ou Phys cal Culture, was illustrated by exercises in the New Gymnastics given by Prof. Poeter, now teaching in Detroit, and seven members of his class. No one who witnessed the exercises c.n but believe that the light gymnastics develop the whole physical man much better than the old heavy system. The Light Gymuast must bring into use every niuscle, and thus insure a harmonious physical development. Our citizens are under many obligations to Prof. Poster aud his class. - The Dr. was announced to appear again on Monday evening, before the Students' Lecturj Association, but " failed to connect," and the large audience gathered to hear him was very much disappoiuted. - Eftorts are being made to get up a class in the New Gymnastics, and we hope they may succeed. iy Dr. Holland lectured before the Students' Lecture Association, in the M. E. Church, on Wednesday evening, on which occasion he was greeted with a large audience. His subject, " The National Heart," was so handled as to give satisfaction to his hearers Dr. Holland is fortúnate enough to retainhis lecture-popularity in full vigor. - Edmund Kikke, auchor of "Among the Pines," and "My Southern Friends," wil lecture before the Association this evening, in the M. E. Ohurch. Subject:- "The Soathern Whites ; their Characteristics, and their rela tion to the future of the Union." Kirke i one of the most popular writers on the "pe culiar institution," that is with the "radicáis. tW L. B. Stewart, for sorne years Principal of the First Ward School of this city, having concluded tliat buying and selling will do more for the pocket than essaying, ever so successfiilly, to teach "the young idea how to shool," .has puruhased the stock of C. M. Root, and settled down to business. - He has a fine stock of Furs, Hats, Caps, Gents' Furnishing Ooods, &c, &c, to the examination of which he invites the public. - We can vouch that our friends will find him an honorable dealer. Go and see him. LjL" The Tkird, Fourtb, and Fiftb Warde Mutual Protection Association will meet at the Oourt House on Monday evenin neit, astead oí at Fircuien's Hall. L2L" The Fall term of the several " Public Schools of this City closes to.day.- - The Winter term will open ou Monday next. fdp Tlemeniber the anniversary supper of the New York Society, which is to take place at the Monitor House, on Tuesday evening next. The committee of ments promise a good supper, good speeches, i good music, and a general good time. Join n ! tm jfcST A meeting of the taxpayers of this City was held at the Court House last evening, on cali of the Common Council to vote a bounty to vohinteers. Our "forms" were on the press too eavly to give the resnlt. jy We are indebted to our friend and subscriber, F. P. Galimn. of Superior, for a larga and fine fat Turkey, for wnich we tender the thanks of our numerous wife and children - we mean our wife and numerous children - printers included. SS" The Ladies' of the Catholic Churcli, of this City, opened their Fair on Wednesday evening, in the Exchange, with a largo attendance and a spiiïted sale of articles. Refreshments were served, and music by Gwinner's Band. The Fair will be open this and to-morrow afternoon and evenings. flJIf" The November number of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, just received, has the following papers : Chronicles of Carlingford- the Perpetual Cúrate; Oíd Maps and New; Tony Butler; Ducal Darmstadt ; The Fall of King Otho ; Hawthorne on England ; Tara ; May Song; and, Our Rancorous 'Cousins.' 3a year; with the four Reviews reprinted by the same house $10. Address Leoiíard, Scott & Co., 38 Walker St., New York. grgf The December number of the Ladies' Reposüory lias a very beautiful landscape engraving, " The Ford - in Maine," and a snperb steel portrait of Sir W alter Scott, with, at the four corners of the latter, fine views of Abbotsford, the Scott Monument, Ivanhoe' and Melrose Abbey. Sucli a pair of pictures are rarely found in a single number of a magazine. The table of contents is, as usual, excellent. Nothing namby-pamby or demoralizing ever finds a place in the Reposiiory, and without reservation it can be warmly commended as a family magazine. This number closes tíie XXIII volume, and a new oné will begin wilh the January issue, f2 50 a yeai. Address Poe & Hitciicock, Cincinnali, Ohio. We have the December mimber of the Eclectic Maratine, wtth a varied, readable, and instructive table of contents. Besides the interesting table of Miscellanies, there are twenty-two papers, carefully selected from ten of the leading British periodicals, and covering a wide range both of science and literatura. Among these are : Thomas DeQuincy- Grave and Gay; The Ancient World of America ; Fresh Air - its importance; The Sinai Bible; The Sicilian Vespers ; Disentegration of Empire ; The Earlier Héroes of the Genevan ïtepublic ; and a number of lighter nature, but none the less attractive. The nnmber has a finely engraved portrait of Abdul Aziz, present Sultan of Turkey. This number completes the LX Volume of the Eclectic and a nevv one will begin wilh the January issue. Now is the time to subscribe for the néw year. The Eclectic makes three elegant volumes yearly, each number being lllusttated with a first class engraving, either a portrait, or historical picture. $5 a year with two beautiful parlor prints er a very fine portrait of Everett as a premium. Address W. II. Bidwell, 5 Beekman Street, New York. jLT' " A Subscriber," and perhaps well wisbing friend, writes us to inquire "why we advertise patent medicines." We will here and now answer liim that we do not. - Our readers are aware that we have for years excluded everything of the sort, and the only seeming exception that we know of is the advertisement of Dr. J C. Ayer & Co.'s remedies, which now stands in oor columns. ' If our friend does not know we will inform him that these are not "patent" or even secret medicines. TJieir composition has been made as publicly known as any other scientiflc fact, and has moreover had the approval of the highest medical authority in the land. Bat what aftords us perhaps still gveater confidence in their worth is our personal knowledge of the man who makes them and. the results that have followed from their use ; results as familiar to our readers and to the whole comrnunity as they are to ourselves. It has been our privilege to know Dr. Ayer ever since he graduated from the Penn. University in the same class with one of our personal nor have we ever ceased to watch with inte' est his singular success in and untiring devotion to the noble profession he has chosen. If anybody will teil us what we can advertise of more interest to our patvons than remedies that will cure them when thev are sick, we shall cheerfully give it the

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