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City Council.

--A regular monthly meeting of the City Council was held in the Council Chamber yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock.--Present: Messrs. Saunders, (President,) Denoon, Glazebrook, Burr, Richardson, Scott, Hill, Griflin, Crutchfield, Epps, Randolph, Haskins, Walker, and Stokes, Absent: Mr. Clopton.

Mr. Richardson, from the Committee on Hospitals, presented a report from the attending physician of the City Hospital, setting forth a favorable condition of the same. Upon his motion the 3d section of the ordinance concerning city hospitals was amended so as to allow the attending physician $10 per day as long as there are one or more patients therein.

Mr. Glazebrook, from the Committee on Markets, offered a resolution remitting to Mr. Charles Bates a certain fine which he had been required to pay by the Mayor. The resolution was agreed to.

Mr. Denoon, from the Committee on Water Works, presented a petition from the night watch of the city water works, asking that their pay be increased to $6,25 per night, said increase to date from the time of the increase of other employees of that department. The prayer of the petitioners was granted.

Mr. Denoon, from the same committee, also laid before the Council the report of the Superintendent of the Water Works, setting forth the condition of the works, expenses for conducting the same, and specifying certain improvements which had been added thereto, during the past two years. The report was read and adopted.

Mr. Denoon, from the same committee, presented a petition from James L. Davis, Superintendent of the Water Works, and Augustus Arsell, Assistant Superintendent, asking an increase of pay. The petition was referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Walker, Denoon, and Burr.

Mr. Haskins, from the Committee on Streets, presented a resolution recommending an increase of the pay of Samuel E. Bates, assistant to the engineer of the city; also, recommending an appropriation of $2,000 for the purchase of tools and agricultural implements required in cultivating the land belonging to the city at Clarke's Spring, and also for completing the fencing and other improvements now in progress there; which resolution was adopted.

Mr. Hill moved to amend the ordinance concerning wagons, drays, hacks, &c., so as to prohibit any slave from riding about the streets in a hack without some member of the family to whom he or she may belong shall accompany him or her in said hack; for every violation of such ordinance the owner shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars, if a white person; if the owner be a free negro, he shall be punished with stripes.

Mr. Walker offered a resolution, regulating the weight of a loaf of bread, as sold by the bakers of this city. The resolution was adopted, and the matter referred to the following committee: Messrs. Walker, Epps, and Haskins.

Mr. Crutchfield presented a petition from the night watch of this city, asking an increase of pay, which was referred to a special committee.

Mr. Scott offered a resolution referring a petition received from L. L. Barnes, asking an appropriation to purchase a new hose carriage, to the Committee on the Fire Department. Agreed to.

A petition was read from Mr. Samuel Putney, one of the Trustees of the Lancasterian School, asking an increase of the salaries of the teachers to a living rate. Referred to the Committee on Schools.

Mr. Saunders offered a resolution to appoint a committee to wait upon the proper authorities, in order to secure the exemption of certain employees of the city from military service. The following committee were thereupon appointed: Messrs. Randolph, Hill, and Glazebrook.

A petition was presented from Mr. Richard Reius, Keeper of the Powder Magazine, asking for an increase of fees. On motion, the petition was referred to the Committee on Salaries.

The Board of Overseers of the Poor submitted a report of their receipts and disbursements for the year 1863.

On motion, the Council adjourned.

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