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Local Matters.--A special meeting of the Council was held yesterday afternoon. An ordinance, offered by Mr. Scott, was passed, providing that it shall not be lawful for any person, directly or indirectly, to purchase, or otherwise procure, wood from the city wood-yards, or either of them, or supplies of any description from the city supply store, for sale at a profit, or for any purpose other than for his or her own use and consumption. A penalty of fifty dollars will be imposed upon any person-violating said ordinance. In advocacy of this ordinance, Mr. Scott stated that instances had come to light where persons had bought wood from the city yard and resold it at three dollars per stick. The Council also suspended the rules in order to permit Mr. Scott to offer an ordinance prohibiting the keeping of explosive missiles on private premises upon a penalty of fifty dollars. The ordinance was read by its title and passed. Mr. Denoon introduced an ordinance concerning the use of the city water, increasing the rates, from and after the 1st of March next, one hundred per cent. --The rules were suspended, and the Council, by unanimous consent, passed the same. The report of the City Gauger, certifying that his receipts for gauging liquors, etc., for the past six months, ending January 1st, 1865, amounted to three thousand, six hundred and sixteen dollars, was read by the President. An application for assistance was made from the Union Benevolent Society. On motion, the rules were suspended, and the sum of three thousand dollars was appropriated for that purpose. The subject of an increase of salaries of certain city employees was then taken up; but, owing to the illness of a member of the committee, the subject was postponed till Friday afternoon, at which time the Council adjourned to assemble.
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