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City Council.

--A called meeting of the City Council was held yesterday evening. The following members were present: Mr. Grattan (President), and Messrs. Burr, Scott, Epps, Lee, Smith, Clopton, Lancaster, Tardy, Crutchfield and Glazebrook.

A communication was received from the Mayor, nominating the chief and other officers of the police. Thereupon the Council proceeded to elect a chief, and John H. Claiborne was unanimously elected.

The next business in order was the election of the first police officer, and Messrs. Seal, Chalkley and Kelley were put in nomination. Mr. Reuben T. Seal received nine votes: Mr. Chalkley, 3; Mr. Kelley. 1. Mr. Seal was therefore declared elected.

Mr. Scott and Mr. Clopton addressed the Council in favor of Mr. Callahan.

The result of the election was: Charles H. Epps, 10: D. Callahan, 3. Therefore Mr. Epps was declared elected the second officer.

Mr. Scott nominated Mr. Charles H. Brown for the third officer. Mr. Lee nominated Mr. E. H. Chalkley. The result was; Chalkley, 13: Brown, 1.

For the fourth officer, Messrs. William N. Bibb, William N. Kelley and Thomas B. White were put in nomination. The result was: Kelley, 10: Bibb. 2: White, 1.

For the fifth officer, Caleb Crone was nominated. Also G. A. F. Adams, T. C. Bassett and J. L. Bray. Crone received 5; Adams, 5; Bassett, 3; Bray, 1.

On the second ballot there was no election.

On the third ballot Mr. Crone received eight votes, and was declared elected.

For the sixth officer, G. A. F. Adams, William J. Jenkins, Thomas J. Green, Augustus Snooks were put in nomi received nine votes and dams was declared elected police officer, C. H. Moore, Perrin, George W. Freeman Jenkins. Mr. Freeman received nine votes, and was declared elected

A report from the Committee on Claims was received and adopted.

An ordinance fixing the salaries of the various officers of the city was presented and laid on the table. The salary of the Mayor is set down at $3,000; the Judge of the Hustings Court at $3,000; the Chamberlain's at $2,000; the Auditor's at $1,800; the Clerk of the Hustings Court at $1,200; the Messenger of the Council at $800. The ordinance was passed.

An ordinance was then presented providing rules and regulations for the government of the officers and employees of the Alms-House. The salary of the Superintendent was fixed at $1,000, and the Committee on the Alms-House were directed to report monthly the number of orphans soliciting a home within its limits.

A petition was received from William E. Granger, requesting permission to erect a building on land to be rented from the city. The lot named in the petition is on Fourteenth, between Grace and Franklin streets. The petition was laid upon the table.

Mr. Scott offered a resolution for the purchase of a lot for the erection of an engine-house, and a house for the accommodation of the Hook and Ladder Company. Referred to the Committee on the Fire Department.

Mr. Scott also offered a resolution inquiring into the expediency of employing persons other than the city police in lighting the city lamps. Referred to the Committee on Light.

Mr. Scott also offered a resolution, authorizing the Committee on Fuel to purchase an amount of wood, not to exceed one thousand cords, for the poor of the city. Referred to the Committee on Fuel.

After some other business the Council adjourned.

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