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Slow progress.

--The bill amending the charter of the city, for the purpose of extending the corporate limits, was perfected and laid before the House of Delegates several weeks since, yet the way for its passage cannot have proved a remarkably smooth one, as we have yet seen no report of its progress towards becoming a law. Now, the people of this city are anxious to extend the blessings of social independence, in the way of gas, water, paved streets, police, and such things, to their suburban neighbors, and it is believed that a majority of those who live in close proximity to the dividing line are of the same opinion. The noisy opposition of a few malcontents should not deter our immediate representatives from pressing the subject on the attention of the General Assembly. Some portion of the suburbs ought to be included in the city, and we trust that when the attention of the legislators is again turned toward the business which their constituents sent them here to perfect, our representatives will not be backward in explaining the advantage of the scheme to which allusion has been made.--The street railroad will soon be built, and then our country neighbors will be as anxious to hitch on to our cars as some of them are now unwilling to hear of such a thing. We are suspicious of any new project that at one bound leaps into the arms of public favor — therefore we admire the annexation bill.

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