--The regular monthly meeting of the Council was held in the Council Chamber
yesterday afternoon, at 4 o'clock.
, from the Finance Committee, announced that said committee could not act until they had a report from the City
, from the Police Committee
, reported on ordinance increasing the fines, and giving the Mayor
power to execute the same without recourse to the Hustings Court, for certain violations of the city ordinances.--Adopted.
also reported an ordinance authorizing the Mayor
to fine witnesses for non-appearance at his Court.
A report from the City
Engineer was presented and adopted.
On motion of Mr. Randolph
an appropriation of $5,000 was made to the Union Benevolent Society of Richmond city
presented a memorial from numerous foreigners, who complain that passports and licenses to conduct business are denied them, and praying for relief.
He presented a resolution of inquiry for permitting them to obtain passports to leave the country.
said these very persons pretended to be poor whilst amongst us, but they had carried millions from the Confederacy
The resolution was finally agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Hill
the sum of $500 was voted to Judge Wm. H. Lyons
The Council then proceeded with the election of city officers, resulting as follows:
All the old day policemen were re-elected.
W. R. Granger
and Wm. S. Jenkins
were elected additional policemen, to be stationed one at each of the markets.
A. W. Morton
was re-elected Chamberlain
Thomas R. Harrison
, Auditor; and Washington Gill
, City Engineer, 1st Lieutenant Night Watch
. L. M. Carter
, 2d Lieut
, Night Watch
, T. C. Baptist
; 3d Lieut
, Night Watch
, A. R. Cousins
After transacting other unimportant business the Council adjourned.