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City Council. --A special meeting of the City Council was held yesterday afternoon, for the purpose of considering two ordinances previously reported from the Committee on Police, Messrs. Saunders, Grattan, Denoon, Glazebrook, Wynne, Crutchfield, Epps, Scott, Griffin, Hill, and Burr were in attendance. The ordinance providing for increasing the number of the day police from eight to eleven, and for making pay of the force $800 to each officer, was taken up. Mr. Scott suggested the propriety of a section in reference to providing a badge, by which the police officers might be readily recognized by strangers and others, but none was offered. Mr. Epps moved to lay the ordinance upon the table, and demanded the yeas and nays upon his motion. An informal discussion took place, in which Mr. Crutchfield emphatically opposed the proposed increase of police, inasmuch as it would increase the expenditures of the city $2,400, with no equivalent benefit, and no request ha