The Oppenheimer Group sponsored the Vancouver City Council minutes from 1888

The transcriptions were made by Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez.

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Vancouver City Council 1888

Mayor: David Oppenheimer (bio) Aldermen: Sam Brighouse (Ward 1) John M. Lefevre (Ward 1) Joseph Humphries (Ward 2) John Dougall (Ward 2) Henry Bell-Irving (Ward 3, resigned) Robert Clark Charles A. Coldwell (Ward 3, elected in byelection) Richard H. Alexander (Ward 4) Joseph Mannion (Ward 4, resigned) G. S. McConnell (Ward 4,elected in byelection) Robert Couth (Ward 5) Isaac Oppenheimer (Ward 5) MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online], Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020 Oppenheimer (b. 1832, Bleiskastel, Germany, d. 1897) was one of early Vancouver’s biggest landowners and businessmen. He was elected by acclamation for two of his four one-year terms. During Oppenheimer’s tenure, the city’s first water main was laid from the North Shore, a streetcar system was established, and electric streetlights were introduced. He also helped persuade the Canadian Pacific Railway to move its terminus to Vancouver, and helped secure Stanley Park for the city from the federal government.

Mayor David Oppenheimer takes office – January 2, 1888

First Council Meeting with Mayor David Oppenheimer. Meetings generally Monday 7:30 PM. Standing Committees created – Finances, Board of Works, Fire Water and Light, Board of Health. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here January 2, 1888Download City of Vancouver ArchivesSeries 23-A Volume 2 pages 153-154 [Vol 2 page 153] Vancouver Jan 2nd 1888 The New Council met in the City Hall on Monday January 2nd 1888 at 12 o'clock, Noon. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Presiding, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Bell-Irving, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Mannion and Oppenheimer. His Worship opened the proceedings with a lengthy address in which he made many suggestions for the government and direction of the Council in the matter of improvements for the Coming Year. Standing Committees Motion No 1 The following Standing Committees were struck for the year on motion of Alderman Oppenheimer, Seconded by Alderman Mannion. FinancesAldermen AlexanderCouthClarkeDouglasLefevre [page 154] Board of WorksAldermen Bell-IrvingBrighouseHumphriesMannionOppenheimer Fire, Water and LightAldermen HumphriesBell-IrvingBrighouseAlexanderOppenheimer Board of HealthAldermen LefevreCouthClarkDougallMannion Motion No 2 Moved by Alderman Mannion Seconded by Alderman Humphries that the Finance Committee take into consideration an increase of salary for the City Clerk. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Vancouver to buy horses for fire department – January 9, 1888
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Reports from the Committees established the previous week. Appointment of Council Committee under Mayor Oppenheimer to purchase team of horses for fire engine. Letter from F Munro noting that Keefer has hired Chinese, letter from Keefer explaining. Discussion about precautions regarding smallpox. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 155-163 [vol 2 page 155] Vancouver January 9th 1888 The Council met on Monday January 9th 1888 at 7.30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Brighouse, Couth, Clark, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From W.L. McDonald, re the Park Road; Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. From Thos. Dunn re increased Candle Power for the Electric Lights; Referred to F. L & W Committee. Item No. 3 From J.W. McFarland Secretary of Vancouver Water Works Co. asking for permission to take a tracing from Map shewing the Sewerage pipes of the City. Permission granted. From Phillip Fewster re the establishment of a Mill in Vancouver. Filed. From James B. Babington applying for a civic position. Filed. [page 156] From Jas Cooper Keith acknowleding receipt of resolution of Council. Filed. From F. Munro and others drawing the attention of Council to the employment of Chinese by H. F. Keefer. Referred to City Solicitor. From H.F. Keefer explaining the circumstances under which the Chinese were employed. Referred to City Solicitor. From William Ellison applying for the position of Sexton. Filed. From Secretary of Fire Brigade giving list of New officers elected and the names of the Firemen. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From L.L. Black re Hawkins, The Solicitor was instructed to give his final decision as soon as possible. From John. P. Lawson giving estimate of the cost of constructing a bank on Water Street. Item No. 4 Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Lefevre That the Board of Works be instructed to call for tenders for the construction of the bank mentioned. Carried. [Vol 2 page 157] From John. P. Lawson re the grading of Georgia Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From John. P. Lawson re condition of Streets and Sidewalks. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. From J.M. Boswell, Collector of Customs re precautions against Small pox. Filed. From H.A. Mellon and others re the grading of Nicola Street. Referred to Board of Works. Accounts The following accounts were read and referred to their proper Committees. L. W. Haywood, Railway Fares, $16.00 McLennan and McFeely Stoves etc. 28.75 W. Ashford, Milk 35.50 Vancouver Electric Light Co. 180.00 Office rent for Mr. McLean 28.00 Thomson Bros. Stationery 5.65 Telegraph Co. 1.45 Jos McDonald, Shed 6.00 Robert Couth, Coal 21.00 Vancouver Bazaar 2.25 John Scuitto, Bread 12.86 Leamey & Kyle, Lumber 77.00 K. Rutherford, Teaming 2.00 [Vol 2 page 158] Vancouver Wine

By-law will regulate firing of guns, bonfires within City of Vancouver – January 16, 1888

Bylaw introduced to regulate firing of guns, setting off firecrackers and bonfires. Public library requests donation for the purchase of books. City Solicitor gives opinion that Keefer not guilty of breach of contract by buying gravel from Chinese merchant. Payment of $600 to Keefer for gravel. Amended lease for CPR for Cricket Grounds submitted. Changes to Park Road and Bridge across Coal Harbour. Locks to be put on desks of Aldermen. Public library requests donation for the purchase of books. Advertisement for the position of City Scavenger. Efforts to increase candlepower of Electric Streetlights. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 164-172 [vol 2 pg 164] Vancouver January 16th 1888 at 7:30 p.m. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that Mssrs Dunn and Ferguson were empowered to proceed with the contracts entered into by Heardins. Filed From Leamy and Kyle petitioning for the planking of Cambie Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From J.W. McFarland thanking Council for granting him permission to take a tracing from the Sewer map. Filed. From Lewis Eggert applying for the position of Fire Inspector. Filed. From City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that H. F Keefer was not guilty of a breach of the contract by buying gravel from Chinese. Filed [vol 2 pg 165] From Thomson Bros. submitting catalogues and price lists of the Schlerght and Field Co's office Cabinets. Referred to Finance Committee. Reports Finances No 2. The Finance Committee met on Friday January 13th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: A.R. Reid, Stationery $8.25 Robert Mathison 7.25 Thomson Bros 5.65 Canadian Pacific Telegraph Co. 1.45 Robert Couth & Co. Coal 14.00 Herald Printing & Publishing Co. 20.75 Jonathan Miller 1.85 Daily News-Advertiser 31.95 We recommend that the City Clerk's salary be raised to $100.00 a month, and that the City Engineer be empowered to purchase the necessary furniture for his office. J.H. West, on behalf of the workmen employed by Wm Heardins having entered suit against the Corporation to recover wages for work on Streets and Sewers. We would recommend that the City Solicitor be instructed to retain Messrs Corbould and McColl for [vol 2 page 166] the defense and give them all the necessary information and instructions on the matter. We have carefully examined the lease submitted by the C.P.R. Solicitors for the Cricket Ground and have struck out the objectionable clauses and now beg to submit the amended form for the approval of Council. Sgd Rich. H. Alexander Chairman. Adopted. Mannion – Clark Works No. 2 The Board of Works met on Friday January 13th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:- Jos Mc Donald, erecting shed $6.00 Vancouver

Vancouver requests 64 acre park in Hastings Township – January 23, 1888

Committee appointed to meet with Richmond Committee regarding constructing bridges from Lulu Island and Sea Island. Map submitted with streets with sewers and plans for additional. Alexander and Oppenheimer recommend street trees be planted. Request to Province for 64 acres of land in Hastings Townsite for public park for recreation. Request to the Post Office that Vancouver has 6000 people and is growing; it needs letterboxes stationed in various parts of the city. Bylaws for regulating storage of gunpowder and firing of guns in the city. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 173-180 [volume 2 page 173] Vancouver January 23rd 1888 The Council met on Monday January 23rd 1888 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Mannion, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From H. Abbott Esq. offering Block 48 District Lot 541 for $20,000.00 Referred to the Board of Works From City Solicitor advising City adversely in the matter of the petition of William Soule. Referred to the Board of Works From E.M. Murphy, Manager and E.A. Gray, Editor of the Journal of Commerce re the British Columbia Edition of Said Journal. Referred to the Finance Committee From O.W. Sweet and L.A. Hamilton notifying Council of the appointment of a Committee from the Municipality of Richmond to confer with a Committee of the City [volume 2 page 174] Council of Vancouver with a view of interviewing the Government regards to the Construction of Bridges from Lulu Island and Sea Island to the Mainland etc. No. 24 His Worship appointed Aldermen Mannion, Clark, Couth, and Bell-Irving to meet the Committee, for the purpose. From Fire Inspector re the enforcing of the Fire By-Law in respect to the Terra Cotta Flues. No action taken From M.G. Blanshard V.S. giving report of Glanders cases in the City and the City Solicitors opinion in connection therewith. Action deferred pending instructions from Government. From E. Mohun submitting plan of blocks sewered and of those which require to be sewered. Referred to the Board of Works From City Auditor submitting report for A.D. 1887. Referred to the Finance Committee From E. Mohun reporting that the Sewers had been tapped. No. 25 Aldexander – Bell-Irving That the Chief of Police be instructed to proceed against the offenders at once. Carried [vol 2 page 175] Telegram from N.P. Stead, Editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, in reply to a telegram of Congratulation sent by his Worship the Mayor. Filed Reports Works No. 3. No. 26 The Board of Works met on Friday January 20th 1888 and beg to report that the petition of Messrs' Leomy and Kyle has been considered and would recommend that the matter be allowed to stand over until after the estimates are compiled for the year. We have instructed the City Engineer to prepare

Alderman Sam Brighouse granted three months leave of absence – January 30, 1888
Alderman Sam Brighouse granted three months leave of absence – January 30, 1888

Ald. Brighouse granted three months leave of absence. Map of Foreshore of False Creek submitted. Petition from city officials asking their salary be paid on the first of every month. Report requested for comparison of cost on vitrified or wooden sewers and making them deep enough to drain basements. Board of Works empowered to find a dumping ground. Estimate of cost of gravelling Park Road. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 181-188 [Vol 2 page 181] Vancouver January 30th 1888, The Council met on Monday January 30th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Clark, Dougall, Humphries and Mannion. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Mayor Bate, Nanaimo acknowledging telegram of condolence from His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer. Filed. From Alderman Brighouse requesting three months leave of absence. Moved by Alderman Mannion Seconded by Alderman Dougall. That he be granted leave of absence in accordance with the provisions of the Charter. Carried. From Thos. Stephenson asking that Thos. Simpson be appointed Teamster for the team purchased for the Fire Engine. Referred to the Board of Works F. W. & L. with power to act; From P. A. Irving re passing of By-Laws re glanders. Filed. [Vol 2 page 182] From City Engineer Submitting map of the Foreshore of False Creek. Moved by Alderman Mannion Seconded by Alderman Clark. That the City Clerk be instructed to forward map to the Minister of Marine and Fisheries Ottawa. Carried. From John H. Grady et al praying that a Sidewalk be constructed on the East side of Cambie Street from Water Street to Moodyville Saw Mill Cos Lumber Yard. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports F. W. & L. No. 3 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Thursday January 26th and beg to report that the question of increasing the candle power of the electric lights has received consideration from your Committee, We would recommend that no action be taken for the present but that the Board be empowered to put in such intervening lights as may be deemed increasing. We recommend that W. W. Ayer be appointed to the position of teamster and fireman combined as a Salary of fifty dollars a month and that the Fire Engineers Salary be raised two dollars a month. We ask for further [Vol 2 page 183] time before submitting our report on a fire alarm system for the City. The Chairman of the Committee has been empowered to purchase a patent set of harness as soon as a team is procured. The following account is recommended for payment:- F. X. Martin, Coal oil etc. $13.45 We beg to report that we have purchased a team for the Fire Engine from Messrs Dunn & Ferguson for $650.00 which we trust will be approved of by Council. Sgd. J. Humphries, Chairman

Vancouver wants lighthouse at First Narrows, bridge to Richmond – February 6, 1888
Vancouver wants lighthouse at First Narrows, bridge to Richmond – February 6, 1888

Two requests to federal government: (1) to build lighthouse at First Narrows (now Lions Gate) because of large increase in vessels, and  (2)  for permission to build Granville Bridge to ultimately connect to North Arm of the Fraser River. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 189-198 [vol 2 page 189] Vancouver Feb 6th 1888, The Council met on Monday February 6th 1888 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Clark, Dougall, Humphries, Mannion and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From L.A. Hamilton asking Council to take steps towards fixing permanent boundaries for lots in old Granville Townsite. Referred to the Board of Works and City Solicitor with power to act; From L.A. Hamilton informing Council that it was the intention of the property owners along Beach Avenue to have same cleared at once and asking them to carry out the plans of the Park Road as laid down by the last Council. Referred to the Board of Works. From D McCallum asking Council to reconsider Scavenger tenders. Referred to Board of Health. From Robert Barker and others asking for the reinforcement [vol2 page 190] of Drake Street between Granville and Homer Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From L.L. Black, City Solicitor re Cole's Building. Laid over for one week. From E. Mohun, Submitting cost of increased Sewerage. Referred to the Board of Works. From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken asking for a list of moneys paid Messrs Dunn & Ferguson on account of Wm Harkins. Referred to the City Solicitor to instruct treasurer in the matter. From Hospital Steward complaining of being sick. Filed From H. I. Scurry et al , praying Council to pass a By-Law Compelling a Strict observance of the Sabbath. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Geo Baldwin, Assessment Commissioner, Submitting Assessment Roll for 1888. Accounts The following accounts were read and referred to their proper committees. [vol 2 page 191] Wm. Hamilton $2.50 Wm Beavis $3.70 Kenneth Campbell & Co. $11.06 L. W. Haywood $13.50 Royal City Mills $2.12 Thos Allen $22.00 W. G Alcock $29.00r News Advertiser $25.20 J. H. Carlisle $22.50 H. McDonnell & Co $7.80 A. C. Thicke $3.50 Woodaman & Edgar $2.10 W. K. Williamson $30.00 Hayes & McIntosh $9.54 B. B. Skinner $28.00 F. X. Martin $44.80 Canadian Pacific Tel. Co. $1.90 Thomson Bros $12.85 Vancouver Wine Co. $3.00 John Clough $4.50 Charles Nelson $10.05 Lye & Co $4.55 John Scuitto $14.54 C. P. Telegraph Co. $2.65 Campbell & Martin $5.30 J. Miller $8.17 J. J. Alexander $10.00 Chinese Interpreter $.50 S. L. Lilley $49.45 W. L. Milross $116.22 Jas Tretheway $10.00 Owen Hughes $4.00 John Donahue $6.00 Henderson Bros.$41.47 Ths Dunn & Co. $18.90 E. S. Scoullar & Co. 43.94 [vol 2 page 192] B.B. Skinner $22.00 J.W. Palmer $16.00 Reports. F. W

Cambie Street to be improved south of Hastings – February 13, 1888

City Engineer to call for tenders for improvement of Cambie Street. Citizens ask to relax the by-law about mixing mortar on the street. Fire, Water & Light Committee wants a telephone installed in the fire hall. Chief of Police to destroy John McKeown's team of horses if they have the glanders. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 199-208 [vol 2 page 199] The Council met on Monday February 13th 1888 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Bell-Irving, Alexander, Couth, Clark, Dougall, Humphries, Mannion and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following accounts were read and ordered paid. C.P. Telegraph Co. .95 cts Thos Dunn & Co. 30.45 Electric Illuminating Co. 180.00 Communications From C.D. Sweet asking Council to write to D. Chisholm M.P. urging upon him the need of bridges across the North Arm of the Fraser River in order to strengthen the hands of the Municipal Council of Richmond. Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer That a memorial be addressed to Mr. Chilsholm embodying the request advanced by Mr. Sweet. Carried. From. P. B. Robinson asking permission to (cut off) [vol2pg200] From John Frawley asking permission to throw earth under the Street in front of Granville Street and to be allowed to load wood on Street in front of said Hotel in order to carry same into the Yard. Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Dougall that permission be granted him in accordance with the provisions of the street By-Law. Carried. From E. Cook and others praying Council to repeal Section 27 of By-Law No 40 re the mixing of Mortar on the Streets. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act; From James Stanford drawing the attention of Council to the condition of Cambie Street south of Hastings St. Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving seconded by Alderman Mannion That the City Engineer be empowered to call for tenders for the improvement of said Street. Carried. [vol 2 page 201] Reports F. W. L. No 76 The Fire Water and Light Committee met on Thursday February 9th 1888 and recommend the payment of the following accounts. A. C. Thicke $3.50 B. B. Skinner 14.00 Thos. Lye & Co 1.60 Henderson Bros 41.41 Wm. Hamilton 2.50 J. H. Carlisle 22.50 R.C.P. Mills 19.20 Thos C. Allen 30.25 We recommend that the account of E.S. Scoullar & Co. be not entertained the same being unauthorized by Council. We have received several applications for the position of License, Health and Fire Inspector and would beg to recommend the appointment of Joseph Huntly at a Salary of $50.00 per month, subject to immediate dismissal if necessary. Your Board has taken into consideration the advisability of having telephone communication with the Fire Hall and with that object in view would recommend that a telephone be placed therein. Sgd.

Council reviews C. Gauthier smelting works agreement – February 23, 1888

Special Meeting to review the agreement with Claude Gauthier to have a smelting works within the City of Vancouver. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 page 209 only [vol 2 page 209] Vancouver Feb 23rd 1888 A Special Meeting of the City Council was held on Thursday, February 23rd 1888 to take into consideration an Agreement with Claude Gauthier re the erection of Smelting works within the limits of the City of Vancouver. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Mannion and Oppenheimer. The draft form of the proposed Agreement was read over clause by clause and after some slight changes it was moved by Alderman Mannion Seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the Agreement be referred to the His Worship the Mayor and the City Solicitor to be finally revised and that it be executed on behalf of the Corporation by the Mayor and the City Clerk and forwarded to the Board of British Columbia, London Eng. Carried. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Council endorses lower qualifications for voters, elected officials – February 27, 1888

Council to bring to Victoria the Vancouver citizens' petition to lower property qualifications for both voters and elected officials. 58 men working on the (Stanley) Park Road. Offices of City Solicitor and Police Magistrate divided. Council sent request to the Minister of Public Works for Canada for bridge over North Arm to Lulu Island and another to Sea Island to reduce the cost of produce. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group 1888-02-feb-27-vancouver-city-council-minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 210-217 [vol 2 page 210] Vancouver Feb 27th 1888 The Council met on Monday February 27th 1888 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell Irving, Clark, Dougall, Humphries, and Lefevre. The Minutes of last regular and Special meetings were read and adopted. The Rev. Mr. Robson appeared before the bar of the Council and presented a number of resolutions praying the Council to restrict the liquor traffic in the City. No action taken. Communications. The following communications were received and filed; From the Post Office Department Ottawa acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council re Letter Boxes and Free Delivery Service in the City and increased postal communication with the North Arm. From Hon. John Robson acknowledging receipt of resolutions of Council re Grants to Fire Department and Hospital. [vol 2 page 211] From Chas E. Berry re Patent Harness From Minister of Marine acknowledging receipt of resolutions re dredging False Creek and Coal Harbour and building a Light House and buoying the narrows. The following were received and referred to the Board of Works. From R. Reisterer re the improvement of Ninth or Tenth Avenue. From Thos R. Hardin asking permission to erect a Sign or advertising case on Cordova Street and Sidewalk leading to the Wharf. From H. J. Cambie re the improvement of Georgia Street. From S. Williams re the improvement of Drake Street. From Campbell McIntosh et al asking Council to instruct the City Engineer to place Street Monuments on 7th Av. From S. H. Ramage et al re the improvement of Dupont Street. From R. A. Mc Morran re the improvement of Thurlow Street. The following were received and referred to the Board of Health. [vol 2 page 212] From City Auditor Submitting report on City Hospital. From H. Abbott refusing permission to Council to construct an approach for a Dumping Ground at the foot of Burrard Street. The following were received and referred to the Finance Committee; From R. D. Pitt asking for compensation for the loss of his leg. From Jos Armstrong Submitting a map of the District of New Westminster. Dr. E. Stevenson applied for permission to use a portion Hastings Street East in front of Lots 31 & 32 Block 12, with building material. Moved by Alderman Clark Seconded by Alderman Dougall. That he be granted permission in accordance with the provisions of the Street By-Law. Carried. From G. W. Phipps, Secretary of Y.M.C.A. asking for

Five dollar reward offered to report those dumping on city streets – March 5, 1888

Five dollar reward to report those dumping on city streets. Approved $20 to man whose team of horses had been destroyed after being infected by glanders. Approval to raise $125,000 by way of debentures for general improvements. Request to provincial government to sell lands for settlement. Note that in these times every individual payment needed to be approved by the Council so most meetings had extensive lists of costs. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 220-234 [vol 2 page 220] Vancouver March 5th 1888 The Council met on Monday March 5th 1888 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Mannion and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From T. Elwyn, Deputy Provincial Secretary acknowledging receipt of Communication re Public Cemetery. Filed. From H. L. Gulline & Co re Teredo Proof Paint. Referred to Finance Committee. From Jos Huntly furnishing his monthly report. Referred to Health & F. W & L. From Murdoch, Dickson & Co. offering to act us Commissioners for the City in Toronto. Filed. From D. McCallum asking for a Scavenger's License. Referred to Health Committee. From Geo Williams asking for the improvements of Hastings Street [vol 2page 221] from the west end thereof to Spratt's Wharf. Referred to the Board of Works. From E. Cook, asking for a Pipe Layer's License. Referred to the Board of Works. From Thos. H. Coudell re the Street Lines on Homer Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From T. D. Boucher and others re the improvement of Heatley Ave and Alexander Street. Referred to the Board of Works. The following accounts were read and referred to the proper Committees:- F. W. Hart $48.25 Works etc Wm Dufour & Co. $ 2.00 Police George Williams $ 7.50 Health R. G Tatlow & Co $14.00 Works Fares to New Westminster $10.00 Police B. B. Skinner $11.50 F. W. & L. R. W. Armstrong $12.34 Finance W. K. Williamson $.25 Finance W. H. Phillips $17.00 Finance Herman Draxdorf $ 1.25 F. W. & L. Weekly Herald $67.50 Finance Patrick Carey $ 4.00 Health Owen Hughes $ 4.50 Health W. Ashford $13.85 Health Geo. L. Wilson $ .89 Health Cowderoy Bro. $ 1.10 Health Hayes & Mc Intosh $23.55 Health [vol 2 page 222] Thomson Bros. $34.25 Finance Royal City Planning Mills $ 2.31 Works News Advertiser $25.40 Finance S. T. Tillery $35.60 Finance C. M. Hanley $26.05 F. W. & L. H. A. Berry & Co. $ 5.50 F. W. & L. W. Beaver's $ 5.58 Health F. C. McCartney $ 6.05 Finance C.P. Telegraph Co. $ .25 Finance Andrew R. Reid $21.50 Finance Henry Arkell $10.40 F. W. & L. Vancouver Wine Co $1.50 Health David Evans $120.00 Police Electric Illuminating Co $184.00 F. W. & L. John McAllister $93.25 F. W. & L. John Abrams

Mr. Pitt asks compensation for loss of his leg – March 12, 1888

Mr. Pitt asks remuneration for loss of leg through being run over by fire engine. Mr. Abbott [CPR] asked to kindly remove fence on Heatley Avenue and to construct crossing on railway. Numerous calls for tender to improve streets. Bridge on Pender Street near brewery, etc. Money put aside for the building of Granville Bridge to ultimately connect with North Arm bridge. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 235-243 [volume 2 page 235] Vancouver March 12, 1888 The Council met on Monday March 12th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bill-Irving, Clark, Humphries, Dougall, Mannion, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From E. Mohun, asking that the Sewers be publicly tested. Referred to the Board of Works. From R. T. Williams asking the Council to Subscribe for 200 copies of the City Directory. Referred to Finance Committee. From City Auditor submitting Auditor's Report for January 1888. Referred to Finance Committee. From Trustees of Lots 1 to 7 and Lots 29 to 35, Block 67, District Lot 185 asking that the lane in said Block be closed. Referred to B of Works. From John Robson re amendments to City Charter. Referred to City Solicitor. [vol2 page 236] Report F. W. & L. No. 7 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Monday March 12, 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: B. B. Skinner $5.00 Herman Draxdorf $1.25 F. W. Hart $20.00 C. M. Hanley $26.05 Henry Arkell $10.40 Electric Ill. Co. $184.00 John McAllister $93.25 John Abrams $5.00 Wm. Hamilton $5.00 J. H. Carlisle $4.50 John Pollock $19.00 Tattersall's Stables $4.00 F. X. Martin $12.20 C. P. R. Co. $10.00 Sgd. J. Humphries, Chairman Moved by Alderman Clark Seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the report be adopted. Carried. Health No. 5 The Board of Health met on Monday March 12th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: [vol2 page 237] Geo Williams $7.50 Owen Hughes $4.50 W. Ashford $13.55 Geo. Wilson .89 cts Cowderoy Bros. $1.10 Hayes & McIntosh $23.55 B. B. Skinner $6.00 F. C. McCartney $7.05 Vancouver Wine Co. $1.50 H. McDowell & Co. $4.35 Campbell & Martin $8.30 F. X. Martin $18.80 V. VanVolkenburgh & Bro. $1.24 Hastings Saw Mill Co. $20.00 Charles Nelson $2.25 D. McCallum $4.50 Sgd. J. M. Lefevre, Chairman Moved by Alderman Bell-Irving seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That the report of the Health Committee be adopted. Carried. Police No. 3 The Police Committee met on Friday March 9th 1888 and recommend the payment of the following accounts: Robert Mathison $24.25 V. VanVolkenburgh & Bro. $13.00 F. X. Martin $39.05 Wm. Murphy $139.00 David Evans $120.00 Railway Fares $10.00 [vol2 page 238] Dufour & Co. $2.00 John Scuitto $20.86 Sgd., Jos Mannion, Chairman Moved by Alderman Clark seconded

C.P.R Superintendent Abbott supports Granville Street Bridge over False Creek – March 19, 1888
C.P.R Superintendent Abbott supports Granville Street Bridge over False Creek – March 19, 1888

Henry Abbott in support of Granville Bridge over False Creek. Ferguson et al. in support of road to connect Lorne Street with proposed road to North Arm. City Scavenger to furnish bond, pay license fee. Refused to permit construction of glass and wood structure behind Cordova Street. Ald. Humphries moved to re divide the city into new wards. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 244-254 [vol2 page 244] Vancouver March 19th 1888 The Council met on Monday March 19th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion and Oppenheimer. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From A. Gobeil, Secretary to the Minister of Public Works, acknowledging receipt of communication re bridging the North Arm of the Fraser River. Filed. From H. Abbott and others asking Council to place a sum in the estimates for the construction of a bridge across False Creek from the foot of Granville Street. Laid over. From R. C. Ferguson and others asking Council to place a sum in the estimates for the current year for the construction of a road to connect Lorne Street with the proposed Road to the North Arm. Laid over. [vol2 page 245] Reports Health No. 6 The Health Committee met on Friday March 16th 1888 and would recommend that Section 57 of By-Law No 7 be amended by inserting the word “water tight” instead of “air tight” and that a clause be inserted in the By-Law to regulate the fees of Day Scavengers. Also that the City Clerk notify the Scavenger to furnish a bond as required by By-Law and pay the license fee upon the Inspector's certificate that he has the necessary requirements. Sgd., J. M. Lefevre, Chairman Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Bell-Irving. That the report be adopted. Carried. Finance No. 9 The Finance Committee met on Friday 16th March 1888 and beg to report that the communication of Mr. A. T. Williams asking the Council to purchase 200 copies of his Vancouver Directory has been duly considered and we would recommend that no action be taken towards the purchase of copies of the said Directory beyond those required for the city offices. Mr. Pitt's communication [vol2 page 246] has been again taken into consideration and under the circumstances we cannot see our way clear to recommend any remuneration for him. We recommend that a Telephone be placed in the City Hall. Sgd., Rich H. Alexander, Chairman Moved by Alderman Mannion seconded by Alderman Clark. That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried. Works No. 11 The Board of Works met on Friday 16th March 1888 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received for Street work: Pender Street Bridge, H. S. McDermott, Bridge Timber $19.75 per m. Earth filling $190.00 Boyd

Mayor Oppenheimer & Council mull over this year’s tax rate – March 24, 1888

A Special meeting of the City Council to review the loan by-law and determine the rate of taxation for the current year. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 page 255 only [vol2 page 255] Vancouver March 24th 1888 A Special meeting of the City Council was called for Saturday March 24th 1888 to take into consideration the proposed loan By-Law and the striking of the rate of taxation for the current year. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Bell-Irving, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion, and Oppenheimer. His Worship the Mayor explained the object of the meeting and after considerable discussion it was moved by Alderman Bell-Irving seconded by Alderman Clark. That further discussion of the loan By-Law and rate to be struck, be postponed until Monday next so as to enable the Chairman of the Finance Committee to be present. Carried. The meeting then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk [vol2 page 255] Vancouver March 24th 1888 A Special meeting of the City Council was called for Saturday March 24th 1888 to take into consideration the proposed loan By-Law and the striking of the rate of taxation for the current year. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Bell-Irving, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion, and Oppenheimer. His Worship the Mayor explained the object of the meeting and after considerable discussion it was moved by Alderman Bell-Irving seconded by Alderman Clark. That further discussion of the loan By-Law and rate to be struck, be postponed until Monday next so as to enable the Chairman of the Finance Committee to be present. Carried. The meeting then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Liquor licensing should be left to municipalities, say Vancouver City Council – March 26, 1888
Liquor licensing should be left to municipalities, say Vancouver City Council – March 26, 1888

Licensing Committee notes that Provincial Legislature is considering liquor issues; these should be left to municipalities. Mr. Abbott of CPR to be notified city has let contract certain improvements. Mr. Abbott to be asked to place a draw in their bridge across False Creek. Thanks given to people who organized concert for hospital fundraising. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 256-264 [vol2 page 256] Vancouver March 26th 1888 The Council met on Monday March 26th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion, and Oppenheimer. The minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Jennest Gillis asking that a sidewalk be laid on the West side of Westminster Avenue on Burrard Street South Side. Referred to the Board of Works. From Messrs Drake, Jackson and Helmcken informing Council that Mr. T. T. Black does not admit the legality of his discharge. Referred to City Solicitor. From G. W. Phipps asking Council to remit taxes on Y. M. C. A. building. Referred to City Solicitor. From Secretary of Board of Trade asking that a sum be placed in the general loan By-Law for building a Bridge across False Creek. Filed. [vol2 page 257] From James Struthers et al asking for the improvement of Georgia Street East of Granville Street. Referred to Board of Works. From S. T. Tilley et al asking the Mayor to call a public meeting to discuss the bridge question. Filed. Reports License Committee The Licensing Board of the City at its usual and regular monthly meeting March 20th 1888, after duly considering the provisions of the Act respecting the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors and the issuance of Licenses therefor now before the Legislature most respectfully report that in their opinion the regulation of such matters should be left in the hands of the Councils of the Cities and Municipalities, giving them full powers to impose such License fees as they may deem sufficient. It was also further resolved that the Clerk of the Licensing Board transmit copies of the above resolution to the members of Parliament from this District at Victoria, which has been done. Sgd., Oppenheimer, Chairman [vol2 page 258] Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report be adopted. Carried. Works No. The Board of Works met on Friday March 23rd 1888 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received for Street improvements: Alexander Street and Heatley Av., Eldon & Lovalt. Alexander St, Grading per ft 60 cts Heatley Av, Grading per ft 75 cts Culverts per m. $16.00 E. McCoskrie Grading per ft. 80 cts Sidewalks per ft. 37 cts Plank per m ft. $15.00 Boyd and Clandening Grading per ft. 52 cts Box Culverts per m ft. $16.00 Angus McLellan Grading per ft. 76 cts Box Culverts

Vancouver to get fire alarm system – April 2, 1888

Request for Opera House about to be built be exempt from taxation for 20 years. Recommend purchase of six boxes and two gongs as a fire alarm system in the city and purchase of another fire engine. Donation of $200 toward the purchase of sugar beet root seed. A letter to Mr. Abbott of CPR asking that draw be put in the bridge crossing False Creek as it was preventing industries from establishing there. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 265-273 [vol2 page 265] Vancouver April 2nd 1888 The Council met on Monday April 2nd 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From License, Health and Fire Inspector furnishing his monthly report. Filed. From Chas. E. Berry, giving notice that the patent harness had been forwarded. Filed. From J. Romang asking for a raise of Salary. Referred to Finance Committee. From R. H. Cook et al praying for certain improvements in 264A. Referred to Board of Works. From Griffin and English et al praying that the present Fire Limits on Water street be preserved. Laid over. [vol2 page 266] From E. S. Scoullar & Co making application for a pipe layers license. Granted. From W. P. Reardon re grading on Drake Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Joseph Huerter re the Burris System. Referred to the Board of Works. From Department of Militia and Defense re title to Park. Filed From City Solicitor giving his opinion on the communication of Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken re Mr. T. T. Black. Filed. From Messrs Garden & Hermon re Street corners in the Old Granville Townsite. Filed. From City Auditor asking for an increase of Salary. Referred to Finance Committee. From City Auditor furnishing report for February and drawing attention to the fact that Mr. E. Mohun had been overpaid. Referred to Board of Works. From Messrs Fraser & Leonard giving price of Ronald Engine. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. [vol2 page 267] From Chas. Chamberlain et al asking that an Opera House about to be erected be exempted from taxation for 20 years. Referred to City Solicitor. From A. G. Ferguson asking for a Franchise for a Street Railway. Referred to Works and Finance. The following accounts were read and referred to their respective committees: R. Mathison, Printing $27.45 Lye & Co. Hardware, $6.98 Palmer Bros. Coal, $12.00 Canada Gazette $4.90 Thos. Leitch, Drayage, $2.00 E. W. Allbee, Stationery $2.85 Duncan McCrae, $13.00 Vancouver Herald $25.25 J. J. Leamy, Carriage $1.50 Henderson Bros. $2.67 Vancouver Carriage Works, $37.37 Henry Arkell, Feed $8.00 B. Nunnamaker, Coal, $24.00 A. J. Marks, Painting $6.00 Vancouver Wine Co. $1.50 C. M. Hawley, $7.00 H. Condrew, Police Duty $5.00 S. T. Tilley, Stationery $19.60 News Advertiser,

Vancouver needs second fire engine – April 16, 1888

City recommends purchase of a second fire engine. City Auditor John Devine's salary increased. Assistant City Engineer J. Romang's raise denied. CPR to build Heatley Street crossing over railway. Contracts for street improvements for Hastings, Dunlevy, Westminster [Main Street]. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 274-288 [vol2 page 274] Vancouver April 16th 1888 The Council met on Monday April 16th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Bell-Irving, Brighouse, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries and Lefevre. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Messrs Drake, Jackson and Helmcken informing Council that Mr. T. T. Black was prepared to act in the capacity of Police Magistrate and City Solicitor. Filed. From Mr. B. Saunders, asking that the Council use its influence in obtaining an exhibit from British Columbia for the Toronto Industrial Exhibition. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Wm. Power asking that a Stump be removed from a certain portion of Georgia Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From F. G. Vernon acknowledging receipt of communication re gravelling New Westminster Road. Filed. [vol2 page 275] From W. S. Gore acknowledging resolution of Council re opening up the lands for Settlement in the vicinity of the City. Filed. From H. Abbott giving notice that he had ordered the construction of a crossing over the track on Heatley Avenue. Filed. From City Solicitor advising the City that it had no power to remit the taxes on Y. M. C. A. property or on an Opera House. Filed. From E. Mohun enclosing a diagram showing how to connect with public Sewers. Filed. From H. Abbott asking if the Corporation would dispose of one of its Syphons [sic ]. Referred to Board of Works. From H. Abbott re Bridge across False Creek. Filed. From H. Abbott re Railway across the Fraser River. Filed. From H. Levi & Co. advising City that they had shipped beet root seed to Vancouver. Filed. [vol2 page 276] From D. McAllister et al petitioning for the improvement of Hornby and Drake Streets. Referred to the B of Works. From H. Abbott offering to sell certain lots in 541 for the erection of a fire hall. Referred to F. W. & L. From E. Mohun giving notice that the Sewers has [sic] been completed. Referred to Board of Works. From A. G. Ferguson asking for exclusive rights to operate Street railways along certain Streets for 40 years. Referred to Finance & City Solicitor. From John Devine enclosing Auditors Report for March. Filed. From Messrs Garden and Hermon giving notice that they had completed the survey of the Old Granville Townsite and enclosing account for same. Referred to Board of Works. From Alfred Lafond et al asking Council to take action on petition re closing Barber Shops on Sunday. Referred to City Solicitor. [vol2 page 277] Reports F. W.

Province must not meddle in Vancouver property assessments, says Council – April 23, 1888

Efforts to oppose provincial legislation affecting property assessments. Petition to remove stump at the corner of Granville and Robson. Signs to be placed at the False Creek Bridge for vehicles to pass on the left side. Alderman. Oppenheimer to introduce by law for hotels and boarding houses to have fire escapes. Ald. Bell Irving to introduce by law for wooden box drains for house connections. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 289-303 [vol2 page 289] Vancouver April 23, 1888 The Council met on Monday April 23rd 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship the Mayor and full Board of Aldermen. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From S. Gobeil in reference to the Bridges across False Creek. Referred to Board of Works. From John Broadfoot Brussels notifying Council that the Fire Engine was on the way. Referred to F. W. & L. From Jos. Cooper Keith Esq giving notice that the Smelter contract had been signed and rendering an account of $6.26. Referred to Finance Committee. From Secretary of the Board of Trade asking Council to assist in providing accommodation for emigrants. Referred to Finance Com. From John H. McMillan et al praying for the improvement of Beatty Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Thos. Marshall applying for a pipe layers license. Granted. [vol2 page 290] From Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken in reference to T. T. Black. Referred to City Solicitor. From H. Abbott acquainting Council that he had given orders to have crossing made on certain streets. Filed. From the City Solicitor in reference to Street Railways. Referred to Board of Works. From City Solicitor in reference to closing barber shops on Sunday and acquainting council that the matter was regulated by Statute. Filed. From Messrs Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies in reference to a Street brusher. Referred to Board of Works. From Chas. Chamberlain offering to sell fire engines to the City. Referred to Board of Works. From F. W. Hart re road to cemetery. Referred to Board of Works. Reports. Health No. 7 The Health Committee met on Friday April 20th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following account: R. Dewar, Drayage $2.00 Sgd., R. Clark for Chairman [vol2 page 291] Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Mannion. That the report of the Board of Health be adopted. Carried. Police No. 4 The Police Committee met on Saturday April 21st and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: C. W. Ireland $20.00 F. X. Martin $22.44 L. W. Haywood $7.00 Thos. Leitch $2.00 Thos. Lye & Co. $3.88 VanVolkenburgh & Bro. $14.65 John Scuitto $21.33 Thos. Dunn & Co. $7.15 W. J. McGuigan $5.00 Russell, McDonald & Co.$7.35 John McLaren $3.00 W. K. Williamson 50 Abrams & McLean $55.00 Hugh Conderew $5.00 Thos. Andrews $11.50 We recommend that the Jailer be

Bank of Montreal to purchase Vancouver’s $150,000 debentures – May 7, 1888
Bank of Montreal to purchase Vancouver’s $150,000 debentures – May 7, 1888

Order in Council has been passed permitting bridges across False Creek and Coal Harbour. Bank of Montréal to purchase debentures of $150,000. Shows confidence in the future prospects of the city. H Buster to receive license for day and night scavenger. Space between City Wharf and railway to be a temporary dump. Meeting with sports groups to discuss a proper field. Mayor to appoint a committee to consider a bylaw for street railway. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 304 - 319 [vol2 page 304] Vancouver May 7th 1888 The Council met on Monday May 7, 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Brighouse, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, Mannion and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Wm. Sinty asking for the position of Immigration Agent. Referred to Immigration Committee. From R. J. Harvey, Secretary of the Vancouver Foot Ball Clerk asking that a representative from the Council be at their meeting on Wednesday evening May 10 at 8. P. M. Clerk instructed to reply. From John Devine, City Auditor declining the proposed increase in his Salary. Filed. From A. Gobeil informing Council that an Order-in-Council had been passed permitting the City to erect bridges across False Creek and Coal Harbour. Referred to City Solicitor. [vol2 page 305] From H. Abbott Eng, declining to sell a Block South of Hastings Street for a Market ground. Filed. From H. E. Croasdaile and R. G. Tatlow in reference to the rent of Mr. [unreadable] office. Referred to Finance Committee. From John Rankin and others re Canvas Awnings. Referred to Board of Works From J. R. Luiton re Wharf at foot of Columbia Avenue. Referred to Board of Works. From D. L. Beckingsale, Secretary of School Trustees, asking for an increase of Salary for Miss. Murchie. Referred to Finance Committee. From Health Inspector, Submitting Report for April. Filed. From C. H. Temple et al asking that Davie Street and Richards Street be opened up. Referred to Board of Works. From Vancouver Iron Works Co. et al asking for the planking of gravelling of Heatley Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From His Worship, Mayor Bate [vol2 page 306] Nanaimo inviting the Mayor and Council to that City on May 24th 1888. Accounts The following accounts were read and referred to their proper Committees. H. Arkell, feed, $7.90 H. E. Croasdaile, Rent 28.00 Geos: Baldwin 1.75 Vancouver Herald 9.50 Brunette Saw Mill Co. 53 cts Palmer Bros. 24.00 A. J. Marks 18.00 Charles Jordan 5.00 Jos Hooper 11.25 McLennan & McFeely 61.40 H. Arkell 2.50 A. Godfrey & Co. 84.00 D. L. Beckingsale 10.00 Frank Baker 8.00 W. C. Marshall 4.00 Thomas Penny 3.00 D. McCallum 18.50 J. H. Carlisle 8.75 Vancouver Carriage Works 4.22 C. M. Hawley 7.00 Hayes & McIntosh 31.76 Van Valkenburgh & Co. 19.70

Vancouver house numbering will cost 25 cents – May 14, 1888
Vancouver house numbering will cost 25 cents – May 14, 1888

The streets inspector to collect from the house owners twenty five cents per building on which a street number has been placed. Ten acres of “The Park” [Stanley Park] placed under control of the Athletic Association.  Introduction of a by-law to provide fire escapes in hotels. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 320-330 [vol2 page 320] Vancouver May 14th 1888 The Council met on Monday May 14th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Bell-Irving, Brighouse, Clark, Dougall, Humphries and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From City Treasurer regarding instructions re accepting a draft in payment of Hose Reels. From A. G. Ferguson asking leave to withdraw his petition asking for a franchise to run street railways. From H. Abbott informing Council that the Sunday Train Service would be resumed on the 20th inst. Filed. From McGirr and McKinnon drawing the attention of Council to some needed repairs in the vicinity of the Sunnyside Hotel. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. G. Harvey Secretary of the Foot Ball Club asking that Council grant 10 acres of the Government Reserve at Brockton Point for Recreation Grounds. [vol2 page 321] From A. H. B. McGowan, Secretary of the Board of Trade enclosing a resolution on the question of granting franchises to street railways. Filed. From the Special Committee on Street Railway By-Law, giving their report and begging to be discharged. Filed. Reports F. W. & L. No. 11 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Thursday May 10th 1888 and recommend: (1) That the following accounts be paid: F. X. Martin, Coal Oil $3.50 W. Beavers 10.00 Thos. Dunn & Co. 9.65 Telephone Co. 4.00 Electric Illuminating Co. 192.75 F. W. Hart 25 cts C. M. Hawley 7.00 John McAllister 4.22 J. H. Carlisle 8.75 Joseph Hooper 8.25 H. Arkell 10.40 Palmer Bros. 12.00 A. Godfrey & Co. 84.00 McLennon & McFeely 5.25 Byron Nunamaker 18.00 (2) That a tank, 13 feet deep, be constructed for fire purposes at the corner of Georgia and Thurlow Streets and that specifications be prepared [vol2 page 322] and tenders called for at once (3) That the Chairman of the Board ascertain the cost of inaugurating a night telephone service and report fully to Council, also that he inquire as to the cost of getting a supply of coal for the fire hall. (4) That Thomas Simpson's Salary be increased to $60.00 per month to date from the 1st of June. (5) That tenders be invited for the supplying of feed for the fire engine team for three months. (6) That the Fire Inspector be instructed to cause all premises to be cleared of rubbish etc. and that the land approaches be placed in proper condition. Sgd., J. Humphries, Chairman Moved by Alderman Brighouse seconded by Alderman Dougall.

Council asks federal government for “some provisions for the defense of Vancouver” – May 28, 1888

The Health Inspector authorized to tear down the old building on the Hospital Lots and that the chain gang be utilized for that purpose. Carried. Alderman Bell-Irving resigns. Communication to H.P. Caron, Minister of Defense in Ottawa asking him to take some provisions for the defense of Vancouver before the departure of the Royal Engineers by having the necessary surveys and plans of fortifications made by them before leaving the Pacific Coast. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group 1888-05-may-28-vancouver-city-council-minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 331-345 [Volume 2 page 331] Vancouver May 28th 1888 The Council met on Monday May 28th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Couth, Humphries, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John Robson, Provincial Secretary informing Council that it was not the intention of the Government to take any action in regard to having the Province represented at the Industrial Exhibition at Toronto. Filed. From John Robson, informing Council that it was the intention of the Government to keep faith with all concerned in the matter of contributing towards the establishment of facile communication between Vancouver and Lulu and Sea Islands. Filed. From H. Abbott informing Council that he was starting out to explore the road from False Creek to the North Arm preparatory to building same. Filed. [Volume 2 page 332] From A. H. B. MacGowan, Secretary to the Board of Trade, submitting a resolution re the Selection of Dead Man's Island as a Site for a Powder Magazine. Filed. From Major and Pearson, Insurance Agents, declining to take risk on Hospital at 5%. Filed. From John D. Ronald, re the Engine lately purchased from him. Filed. From H. Abbott asking City to guarantee the erection of a School house on Lots 15, 17 & 18, Block 6, 185, before the end of the present year. Filed. From E. H. Fletcher, P.O. Inspector giving location of letter boxes and asking permission to place them accordingly. From E. V. Bodwell et al asking that Powell Street be opened up through Lots 182 & 183. Referred to the Board of Works. From Messrs Stephenson & McCraney, submitting a tender for the gravelling of Powell Street between Carrall Street and Westminster Avenue at $1.90 per yd. for Six Scow loads. From E. J. Clark, Toronto offering to [Volume 2 page 333] lease sufficient ground for an Athletic Park in Lot A and donate $1,000.00 for the purpose of starting a fund to put it in first class order if the taxes were paid on same for 5 years and the grounds put in first class order. Referred to the Board of Works. From Alderman H. Bell-Irving sending in his resignation as member of the City Council. Tenders for gravelling Park Road. The following tenders were opened and read: Stephenson & McCraney, Sections 1, 2, & 3 @ 70

New school to be built south of False Creek– June 4, 1888
New school to be built south of False Creek– June 4, 1888

Joseph Mannion resigns his seat on City Council. Council set aside $800 for building a school house on the south side of False Creek. E.V. Edmonds asked to donate two lots for school. Volunteer Fire Brigade to be given $200 in upcoming year to use as they see fit. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 346-355 [Volume 2 page 346] Vancouver June 4th 1888 The Council met on Monday June 4th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Couth, Brighouse, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From City Solicitor re lease of 10 acres on Brockton Point to the Athletic Association. From J. C. Keith et al petitioning for the opening up of Seventh Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From T. L. Atkinson giving notice that J. J. Tierney had given up his contracts on Georgia Street and asking for a refund of his deposits on said streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From Alderman Joseph Mannion sending in his resignation as member of the City Council. From Robert Barker et al petitioning for the sidewalking and grading of portions of Seymour and Richards Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. [Volume 2 page 347] From City Engineer submitting report on Street expenditure since the beginning of the year. Referred to the Board of Works. From City Auditor submitting report for April. Filed. From E. Mohun reporting on the flushing of Sewers and calling attention to the necessity of appointing some person to look after the Sewers. Referred to the Board of Works. The following accounts were read and referred to their proper committees:- Robert Mathison $9.75 H. Greenberg 9.00 Electric Ill Co. 193.75 F. Scotney 87.30 John Matthews 3.25 Lye & Co. 6.15 Vancouver Wine Co. 2.00 Palmer Bros. 12.00 S. F. Bradbury 2.50 H. McDowell & Co. 25.51 Van Volkenburgh & Bro. 21.15 V. W. Haywood 3.00 Hayes & McIntosh 34.27 Hy Arkell 24.00 San Juan Lime Co. 1.50 F. C. Birks 7.70 Telephone Co. 8.00 F. W. Hart 25.75 T. J. James 79.18 [Volume 2 page 348] Chas. M. Hawley $5.75 Royal City Planing Mills Co. 13.52 S. T. Tilley 9.25 Vancouver Bros. Advertiser 128.80 F. X. Martin 104.51 Tattersall Stables 12.50 Reports Finance No. 12 The Finance Committee met on Friday June 1st 1888 and beg to recommend:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- Fraser & Leonard duty on Hose Reel $61.25 H. Robertson & Co. Awnings 13.00 C. P. R. Co. Freight on Hose Reels 109.85 2. That the Council appropriate $800.00 for the erection of a school house and the purchase of a lot in some suitable locality on the South side of False Creek and that the City Clerk communicate with Mr. H. V. Edmonds and ask him to donate two

Much road work ahead for Vancouver – June 11, 1888

Great number of tenders for road work reviewed and recommended by Board of Works.  Special Engineer to be employed to review plans for bridge across False Creek at Granville Street, surface drains, and laying of water and gas pipes. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 356-365 [Volume 2 page 356] Vancouver June 11th 1888, The Council met on Monday June 11th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Brighouse, Humphries, Lefevre, and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From H. J. Cambie et al praying that a Sidewalk be laid on Georgia Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Mrs. E. Gold et al praying that the Fire Limits be extended from Water Street North. From G. L. Boyd et al praying that Westminster Avenue be graded to 13th Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm. Webster asking that the Council inspect his Agency on Hastings Street. Filed. From Mrs. Thain on behalf of the W. C. T. U. asking to be allowed to have a stand on the Streets on the 2nd of July for the Sale of refreshments etc. [Volume 2 page 357] Reports Works No. 20 The Board of Works met on Friday June 8th 1888 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received: Fifth Avenue H. Connacher Grading etc per ft 39 cts Logs per ft 7 cts Culverts per m ft 17.00 Tierney & McDonald Grading etc per ft 24 cts Logs per ft 50 cts Bridges per m ft 17.50 McDonald & Cameron Grading etc per ft 32 cts Bridges per m ft 18.00 Culverts per m ft 16.00 J. H. McKay Grading etc per ft 30 cts Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00 Sixth Avenue, West F. Foubert Grading etc per ft 40 cts Logs per ft 7 cts Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00 Boyd & Clandening Grading etc per ft 42 cts Logs per ft 8 cts Bridges & Culverts per m ft 16.00 H. Connacher Grading etc per ft 43 cts Culverts per m ft 17.00 Bridges per m ft 18.00 [page 358] Frank Cerra & Co. East & West Grading etc per ft 24 cts Culverts each 8.50 Tierney & McDonald, East & West Grading per ft 26 cts Logs per ft 50 cts Bridging per m ft 17.50 McDonald & Cameron Grading etc per ft 45 cts Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00 Sixth Avenue, East F. Foubert Grading etc per ft 40 cts Logs per ft 7 cts Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00 McDonald & Cameron Grading etc per ft 25 cts Bridges per m ft 18.00 Culverts per m ft 16.00 J. H. McKay Grading etc per ft 22 cts Bridges & Culverts per m ft 17.00 R.

Mount Pleasant school site donated by H. V. Edmonds – June 19, 1888

Mr. H. V. Edmonds has agreed to donate to the City of Vancouver for school purposes part of the triangular block… on Ninth Avenue and…Westminster Road (where the Kingsgate Mall is now). $250 set aside to construct immigration sheds. By-election established to fill the positions left vacant by former Aldermen Bell-Irving & Mannion. Bylaws established to give tax exemptions to needed businesses: a such as blast furnaces and rolling mills. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 366-375 Vancouver June 19th 1888, A Special Meeting of the Council called for general business was held on Tuesday June 19th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted, Alderman Humphries objecting on the ground that the motion relating to the appointment of a Special engineer was not carried. Communications From John M. Browning C. P. R. Land Commissioner asking that he be given the names of the Streets not surveyed in Lot 541. Referred to the City Engineer. From D. McAlister et al praying for the improvement of part of Hornby Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. Abbott sending specifications of road to North Arm. Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm Cargill et al praying for the improvement of Lane between Dunlevy Avenue and Carl Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From Thos. H. Condell asking use of City Park for Orange Celebrations. From Robert Barker et al praying that Drake Street be sidewalked 8 feet wide. Referred to the Board of Works. [Volume 2 page 367] From J. R. Linton et al praying Council to abate the night soil nuisance at the City Wharf. Referred to the Board of Health. From Deputy Attorney General submitting a verdict of Coroner's jury re the drowning of Frank Symons. Filed. From Chas Chamberlin asking to make arrangements re the Sending of Exhibits to Toronto Exhibition. The Clerk was instructed to reply and refer him to his Worship, the Mayor. From H. Abbott, asking to know on what terms C. P. R. patients would be admitted into the City Hospital. Referred to the Board of Health. From V. Eng. Danett acknowledging receipt of resolution re Defence of Vancouver. Filed. From J. Lowe, Secretary of Minister of Agriculture informing Council that it was not the intention of the Government to take any immediate action in the way of appointing an Immigration Agent at Vancouver. Filed. From E. J. Clark Toronto offering to donate a block in 264A and to give $1,000.00 to improve same on condition that it be used as an Athletic Park. Referred to the Board of Works with instructions to the City Engineer. [Volume 2 page 368] to examine and report upon the said Block immediately. Reports Finance No. 13 The Finance Committee met

Finance Committee to track street, sidewalk expenses before contracts are signed – June 25, 1888

Every recommendation for opening streets or laying sidewalk or other work shall state the estimated cost of the same and that before any contract is signed such estimate shall be passed upon and reported on by the Finance Committee. Applications shall be called for the position of caretaker at the Public Cemetery, the applicant to state salary required and whether he is a man with a family. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 376-384 [Volume 2 page 376] Vancouver June 25th 1888 The Council met on Monday June 25th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Coldwell, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John Boultbee on behalf of Mr. Dunlevy et al making a proposition to build Street Railways in the City of Vancouver. From J. C. Keith presenting account for payment. From E. Crow Baker agreeing to sell the West half of Lot 14, Block 64 to the City for $375.00. From E. Stevenson et al praying that Hastings Street be completed between Carrall Street and Westminster Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From T. K. Twigg et al praying that Pender Street be opened up from Abbott to Carrall Street. Referred to the Board of Works. [Volume 2 page 377] From John Callow et al praying that a box drain be laid from Columbia Avenue West to Railway Track along lane between Oppenheimer and Powell Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From Van Volkenburgh Bros asking to be allowed to reconstruct verandas on Water Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Frank Cerra & Co asking permission to burn on Sixth Avenue. Referred to Board of Works. Reports F. W. & L. No. 13 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Thursday June 21st 1888 and beg to recommend:- 1. That the following accounts be paid. Tattersall's Stables $2.00 F. X. Martin 5.00 R. C. P. Mills Co. 13.32 C. M. Hawley 5.75 Telephone Co. 4.00 Hy Arkell 24.00 S. F. Bradbury 1.00 Electric Ill Co. 9.75 Crowder & Penzer Coal 45.00 Thos Dunn & Co. 35.10 Leask & Johnson Coal 10.25 [Volume 2 page 378] C. P. K. Co Repairs $2.57 Dunn & Ferguson Horse 250.00 2. That the New Fire Hall be lighted by Electric Light if the expense is not too great and that the Chairman of this Committee be authorized to ascertain the expense thereof. 3. That Wm Hamilton be appointed Fire Engineer for the new engine at a Salary of $55.00 per month and that he be subject to the orders of Mr. A.M. Cameron, Chief Engineer, said Engineer to be employed from month to month. 4. That the Fire Inspector be authorized to purchase a pump for filling the water cart and that the lands be used

Vancouver hospital nears completion – July 9, 1888

Council considers the question of appointing a medical board, purchasing furniture, medicine and other needs as the hospital nears completion. Mr. A. E. McCartney to be paid $100 for superintending building. C.P.R. patients to be accommodated at City Hospital at a charge of $5.00 per week.Mr. H. T. Ceperley asks upon what conditions the City will grant the privilege of constructing and operating Street Railways. A. McDonald appointed cemetery keeper at a salary of $35 per month. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 385-398 [Volume 2 page 385] Vancouver July 9th 1888, The Council met on Monday July 9th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Coldwell, Clark, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, McConnell, and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From T. T. Black desiring to insure new Fire Hall. Referred to Finance Committee. From H. T. Ceperley, asking upon what conditions the City will grant the privilege of constructing and operating Street Railways. Referred to Street Railway Committee. From Edgar C. Goulding giving notice that he intended to commence proceedings against the City for damages in connection with the arrest of Mr. Meehan. Referred to City Solicitor. From H. Abbott informing Council that he would make the Bridges on North Arm Road 18 feet wide. Referred to Board of Works. [Volume 2 page 386] From J. W. Sutherland & Co, asking Corporation to set a price on the tender on Country Revenue. Referred to Board of Works. From Owen Hughes giving notice that he was ready to resume his duties as Steward at hospital. Referred to Board of Health. From G. F. Bodington M. D. Chairman of the Vancouver Medical Society drawing the attention of the Council to the advisability of appointing a Medical Staff for the New City Hospital. Referred to Board of Health. From H. J. Cambie agreeing to draw plans and specifications of proposed bridge across False Creek for $200.00. Referred to Board of Works. Accounts The following accounts were read and referred to their respective committees: John McAlister $21.25 Fred Watkins 3.00 F. W. Hart 38.00 F. C. Birks 11.50 Telephone Co. 43.00 John Johnson 1.50 Crowder & Penner 42.10 [Volume 2 page 387] H. McDowell & Co. 4.50 John Matthews 21.00 Moodyville Saw Mill Co. 206.23 News Advertiser 93.05 VanVolkenburgh & Bro. 16.30 Charles Nelson 48.65 T. I. Woodaman 4.05 S. T. Tilley 25.00 John Scuitto 25.14 Fraser & Leonard 8.00 C. P. Tel Co .30 J. Miller 3.50 Owen Hughes 437.00 A. Lenton 2.00 J. Polloch 101.50 John Robinson .85 D. L. Beckingsale 15.00 Hayes & McIntosh 69.01 Electric Illuminating Co. 191.75 Vancouver Wine Co. 6.25 Thos. Dunn & Co. 6.10 Thos. Dunn & Co. 14.50 Thos. Dunn & Co. 41.63 Abrams & McLean 44.00 Reports Police The Police Committee met on Thursday July 5th 1888 and beg to recommend

Four plans received for False Creek bridge– July 16, 1888

Mr. James Hartney requests reimbursement for goods destroyed in quarantine. Board of School Trustees to meet at City Hall any evening except Mondays. Board of Works received four plans for the Bridge across False Creek which we have referred to Mr. Cambie. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 399-408 [Volume 2 page 399] Vancouver July 16th 1888, The Council met on Monday July 16th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Couth, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, McConnell, and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John Devine, Secretary of the School Trustees asking for the use of the City Hall to hold their meetings. From T. T. Black asking for a reply to his letter re Indian Fines. Filed. From John M. Browning et al praying for the improvement of Bute Street. Referred to Board of Works. From James Hartney submitting account for goods destroyed in quarantine. Referred to Board of Health. From Charles Chamberlin making a proposition re Electric Lights. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that the City was not responsible for the alleged illegal arrest of Mr. Meehan. Filed. [Volume 2 page 400] From J. W. Sutherland & Co making an offer for the wood on Cemetery Lot. Proposition not entertained. From Horace Green et al praying for the improvement of Seymour Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Springer and Van Bramer asking that grade of Sidewalk be raised on Cambie Street. Referred to Board of Works. Reports F. W. & L. No. 14 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Friday July 13th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:- Leask & Johnson, Coal $10.25 Electric Ill Co. 374.25 Fraser & Leonard 17.57 A. Hodgson 12.50 F. X. Martin 8.80 Crowder & Penzer 32.10 Charles Nelson 4.00 John Pollock 101.50 Vancouver Wine Co. 2.00 Thos. Dunn & Co. 5.10 Telephone Co. 29.00 John McAllister 21.25 John W. Ronald, Engine 3800.00 Gutta Percha & Rubber Co. Hose 1559.00 Toronto Rubber Co. Hose 187.50 Tattersall's Stables 3.00 [Volume 2 page 401] Express Co. Charges on Hats etc. $19.35 Wm. Hamilton, Balance on Salary 3.66 We recommend that James Moran's Salary as Teamster be raised to fifty dollars per month. Sgd., J. Humphries, Chairman Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report of the Fire, Water and Light Committee be adopted on the understanding that the item referring to payment of hats, belts etc. be deducted from Government grant to Fire Department. Carried. Finance No. 15 The Finance Committee met on Friday July 13th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:- Telephone Co. $4.00 John Johnson 1.50 Crowder and Penzer, Coal 10.00 News Advertiser 81.05 S. T. Tilley 25.00 J. Miller, P.

Pender Street lowlands to be drained– July 23, 1888

City Engineer…to drain the low lands on Pender Street crossing Howe, Hornby and Granville. City Treasurer instructed not to collect any tax on personal property this year and to repay any tax that he has already collected. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives eries 23-A Volume 2 pages 409 - 420 [Volume 2 page 409] Vancouver July 23rd 1888 The Council met on Monday July 23rd 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, McConnell and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From C. Sweeney et al. asking for the appointment of a police man in the west end of the City and recommending the appointment of Thomas Andrews to the position. Referred to Police Committee. From R. H. Alexander, in reference to the Claims of Mrs. Baker for garden destroyed by Park Road. From S. O. Richards et al. praying for the improvement of Robson Street. Referred to Board of Works. From F. W. Boucher et al. praying for the improvement of lane between Dunsmuir and Pender Streets in Block 35, District Lot 541. Referred to Board of Works. From F. W. Sentell et al. praying for the lowering of the grade of the sidewalk on Hastings Street [page 410] between Jackson Avenue and Dunlevy Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm. Power et al. praying that a sidewalk ten feet wide be laid on Granville Street between Hotel and Pacific Street. Referred to Board of Works. From W. J. Hanna et al. asking that Council defer the passing of By-Law prohibiting cows from running at large. Laid over. From J. C. Bailey, Chief Engineer of the Sault Ste Marie Railway etc. submitting report on plans of False Creek submitted to him. From H. Abbott asking what assurance the City would give that False Creek Bridge would be proceeded with. Filed. Reports Health No. 14 The Board of Health met on Monday July 23rd 1888 and beg to recommend that the Medical Health Officer and Alderman Clark be instructed to make out a list of the furniture and appliances necessary for the City Hospital and that the City Clerk call for tenders in accordance therewith [Volume 2 page 411] We have received a communication from James Hartney claiming compensation for losses sustained while in Quarantine which has been referred to the City Solicitor. In regards to the communications of Dr. Bodington and Mr. Owen Hughes your Board asks for further time for their consideration. Sgd., R. Clark, Acting Chairman Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Alexander. That the report of the Board of Health be adopted. Carried. Works No. 23 The Board of Works met on Friday July 20th and Monday July 23rd 1888 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received for Street improvements etc. Seymour Street Sidewalk

C.P.R. offers site for immigrant sheds – July 30, 1888
C.P.R. offers site for immigrant sheds – July 30, 1888

Mr. H. Abbott offered to give a site for Immigrant sheds North of the Company's Offices on Cordova Street. Many tenders received for sewerage. Contractors will be notified to cover up the Sewer pipe on the lane running between Hastings Street and Pender Street…and to put lanes and sidewalks in good repair as before. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 421- 430 [Volume 2 page 421] Vancouver July 30th 1888 The Council met on Monday July 30th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Messrs Drake, Jackson and Helmcken offering to sell Gore at Junction of Powell and Alexander Streets for $400.00. Referred to Board of Works. From Robertson & Co et al praying that Council improve Lorne Street and Columbia Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Messrs Dunn & Ferguson re Sewers. Referred to Board of Works and City Solicitor. From T. T. Black asking that he be paid costs for cases he tried under the Indian Act while Police Magistrate. Referred to City Solicitor. [page 422] From Mrs. Thoin on behalf of W. C. T. U. thanking Council for permitting them to erect a tent on Dominion Day. Filed. From Alderman G. S. McConnell asking for one month's absence from Council. Granted. Report No. 16 Finance The Finance Committee met on Monday July 30th 1888 and beg to recommend that the new Fire Hall be insured in the Glasgow, and London Insurance Co for a term of one year at a premium of 3%. The following accounts are recommended for payment S. Saunders, Postage Stamps $3.00 Stephen Richards, Legal Opinion $50.00 Sgd., Rich. H. Alexander, Chairman Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried. [Volume 2 page 423] Works No. 24 The Board of Works met on Friday July 27th 1888 and beg to report that the following tenders have been received for street improvements: Nicola Street McDonald and Cameron Grading per ft 40 cts Logs per ft 8 cts Culverts per m ft 16.00 James Hartney Grading per ft 32 cts Culverts per m ft 16.00 Wm Tierney Grading per ft 45 cts Culverts per m ft 17.50 Goodmurphy and McLellan Grading per ft 32 cts Logs per ft 11 cts Culverts per m ft 16.00 Alfred Bunker Grading per ft 37 cts Logs per ft 8 cts Culverts per m ft 16.00 Thurlow Street McDonald and Cameron Grading per ft 38 cts Logs per ft 8 cts Culverts per m ft 16.00 James Hartney Grading per ft 39 cts Culverts per m ft 16.00 [Volume 2 page 424] Alfred Bunker Grading per ft 49 cts Logs per ft 8 cts Culverts per m ft 16.00 Boyd &

New City Hospital to be finished soon – August 10, 1888

Furnishing of the new City Hospital to be completed within fourteen days. Towing and recovery of old floating hospital will cost $3,000.00 This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Leesa Poffenroth to see or download the original handwritten minutes, click on the button below 1888-08-aug-10-board-of-health-minutesDownload [page] 62 Vancouver Aug 10th/88 The Board of Health met on Friday Aug. 10th at 3:30 p.m. Present - His Worship the Mayor, Ald. Lefevre Chairman + Ald. Clark + Dougall. A deputation from the Medical Assn comprising Drs Boddington, Bell-Irving, Langis, Alpin, + Beckingsale waited on the Board + through their president Dr. Boddington presented their views on the question of the appointment of a Medical staff for the City Hospital. The Board after due consideration laid the matter of the appointment of a Medical Staff over for further consideration in the near future. Tenders for the furnishing of the New City Hospital with furniture, Beds, Crockery, Linen etc. were received + secd from J. Sehl, F.W. Hart, Brown + White + Clute + Co. and the contracts for the above named supplies were awarded to J. Sehl, Brown + White + Clute + Co. they being the lowest tenders. Moved by Ald Clark sec by Ald Dougall that the furnishing of the New Hospital be completed within fourteen days from date. Carried Moved by Ald. Clark sec. by Ald Dougall that the sum of $3000 be paid to Garland for moving towing + recovering the floating hospital. carried The Board then adjourned. [omitted] In the matter of claim of J. Hartney for compensation for damages we upon the advice of the City Solicitor deem it inadvisable to entertain said claim D. OppenheimerActing Chairman

Second fire engine on its way to Vancouver – August 14, 1888

Communication from John D. Ronald acknowledging receipt of money for Engine No 2. A telephone, a bell and pump to be purchased for the new Fire Hall and sufficient lumber for the erection of water closets, fences etc. Vancouver Cricket Club strongly objects to the idea that a circus be allowed to use the cricket ground. John Nicholson to be paid $400 for the Gore at the Junction of Powell and Alexander Streets provided he signs an agreement to leave the sidewalk on its present site. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 431-442 [Volume 2 page 431] Vancouver Aug 14th 1888 The Council met on Monday August 14th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From James Hartney, asking why he had not received a reply regarding his claims for damages sustained in quarantine. Filed. From John D. Ronald acknowledging receipt of money for Engine No 2. Filed From Royal City Planing Mills Co and Messrs Leamy and Kyle praying that the span in proposed bridge across False Creek be made 80 ft wide. Referred to Board of Works. From Dr. Bodington, President of the Medical Association praying that a deputation be received by Council to discuss the question of the appointment of a Medical Staff for the City Hospital. Filed. [Volume page 432] From E. Mohun C.E., claiming that the Sewers were not properly attended to. Filed. From E. Sanders et al praying Council to change the name of Dupont Street to Princess Street, East of Westminster Av. Referred to the Board of Works and City Solicitor. From A. E. Beck Secretary to the Vancouver Cricket Club praying that Council take steps to prevent the Cricket Grounds from being used by Sell's Circus. Referred to Board of Works. From Deputy Attorney General furnishing Copy of Verdict of Coroner's Jury on the death of Robert Melmoth. Referred to City Solicitor. From M. A. MacLean et al praying that lane in Block 56, District Lot 196 be opened up. Referred to the Board of Works. From Messrs Garden and Hermon offering to run out Powell and Hastings Street to eastern boundary of City for $260.00. Filed. From E. Crow Baker asking for further remuneration for part of Lot 14, Block 64, District Lot 185. Sold to the City. Referred to City Solicitor. [page 433] From W. H. Gallagher et al praying that Seymour Street be graded and sidewalked from Smithe to Pacific Street. Referred to Board of Works. From H. A. Mellon praying that Nicola Street be opened up. Filed. Accounts The following accounts were read and referred to their proper committees. W. D. Ferris 45.60 Electric Illuminating Co. $191.75 Wm. Murphy 213.40 Queen Bros. 13.50 S. T. Tilley 13.50 Vancouver Wine Co. 17.15 Isaiah

Circus can go ahead on cricket ground – August 20, 1888
men cooking around circus tent

Council allows recreation grounds used by Sell's Circus without permission for once, but permission will be needed in future. Land budget for school south of False Creek increased to $910 from $500. Budget of $500 set aside to build a City Morgue. Park Ranger to be hired to keep roads clear, and make sure people are not cutting wood without permission. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages [Volume 2 page 443] Vancouver Aug 20th 1888 The Council met on Monday August 20th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries and Oppenheimer and Brighouse. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Sir William Wiseman in connection with the burial of Joseph Evans, the Sailor drowned on July 2nd. Filed. From J. M. Clute et al calling attention to the condition of the Sidewalk on Howe Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From E. Mohun drawing the attention of Council to the fact that Several of the manholes and ventilators were covered. Referred to the Board of Works. From T. T. Black asking for a reply to his letter. Referred to the City Solicitor. From E. H. Fletcher Hon Secretary of the British Columbia Rifle Association asking for a grant from Council to defray the expense of sending a Team to represent the Province at the Meeting of the Dominion Rifle Association. Filed. [Volume 2 page 444] From Deputy Attorney General submitting copy of Coroners' Verdict on the death of Alexander Mearns. Referred to City Solicitor. From San Francisco Bridge Co re False Creek Bridge. Filed. Reports Police No 7 The Police Committee met on Monday August 20th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following account: L. Straube, Fixing Hand Cuffs $2.50 Van Volkenburgh & Bro. 26.40 F. X. Martin 27.92 Thos. Dunn & Co. 4.50 John Scuitto 46.00 James Peade, Guard 64.00 F. W. Hart 8.00 Wm. Murphy, Police Clothes 213.40 A. Linton, Boat Hire 2.00 C. P. Tel Co .80 cts Charles Nelson .50 cts H. E. Langis, Post Mortem 10.00 A. Hodgson, Dray Numbers 3.00 We have received a communication from C. Sweeney and others asking for the appointment of a Police Officer in the Western Portion of the City. As the funds on hand will not admit of the appointment of another officer we have given instructions to the Police to extend their patrol over the city as far as possible. Sgd., D. Oppenheimer, Acting Chairman [Volume 2 page 445] Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That the report of the Police Committee be adopted. Carried. Finance No 18 The Finance Committee met on Friday August 17th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:- C. P. Telegraph Co. $1.15 F. X. Martin 4.95 McLennan & McFeely 1.25 Palmer Bros. 10.00 F.

M. A. McLean appointed Vancouver’s police magistrate – August 27, 1888
Malcolm MacLean

Former Vancouver Mayor M.A. McLean appointed Police Magistrate at a salary of $1,000 per year. City Officials given an annual ten-day holiday. Fri Oct 12, 1888 set aside as Arbour Day, "for the purpose of planting trees and shrubs, and as a public holiday." This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 453-463 [Volume 2 page 453] Vancouver Aug 27th 1888 The Council met on Monday August 27th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From City Auditor submitting report for May. Filed. From Medical Health Officer submitting Semi Annual Report. Filed. From City Officials petitioning for a yearly vacation. From R. G. Tatlow on behalf of Hon F. G. Vernon asking Council close a portion of Forbes Street in District Lot 182. Referred to City Solicitor. From W. C. Archer offering to insure Hospital furniture for three years at 5%. Referred to Finance Committee. From Louisa Wilson asking Council to take steps towards removing rubbish placed on her lot on Seaton Street. Referred to Board of Works. [Volume 2 page 454] From Hon John Robson notifying Council that the statutes were under course of consolidation. Filed. From Sir Donald A. Smith acknowledging receipt of letter from His Worship the Mayor re Park. Filed. From Rev J. W. Pedley asking to be relieved of paying the taxes on property acquired by him for church purposes. Referred to City Solicitor. From John Boultbee asking for a refund of $20.00 paid into the City Treasury by Walter Dufour as part of Auctioneer License. Referred to City Solicitor. From James Struthers et al praying that a crossing be constructed on the West side of Homer & Georgia Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports F. W. & L. No 16 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Thursday August 23rd 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts:- F. X. Martin $1.20 McLennan & McFeely 14.00 Thos Dunn & Co. 1.70 Fraser & Leonard 3.75 [Volume 2 page 455] John McAlister $26.25 W. Beavis 3.74 Telephone Co. 29.00 E. S. Scoullar & Co. 11.20 Crowder & Penzer 101.12 Leask & Johnson 10.25 Henry Arkell 2.00 C. M. Harley 25.50 Tattersall's Stables 35.00 Charles Nelson 3.50 Electric Illuminating Co 191.70 Royal City Planing Mills Co 22.62 Electric Lights We have received three propositions for the lighting up of the City for the ensuing year as follows: No. 1 The Vancouver Eureka Electric Light Co will furnish 60 Arc Lights of 2000 candle power at 70 cts each per night on condition that the City binds itself to take the lights for five years. No. 2 The Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co will furnish 60 Arc Lights of 2,000 candle power each at 60 cents each

City street lighting quality called into question – September 10, 1888
City street lighting quality called into question – September 10, 1888

J. Humphries, chairman of the Board of Works reports "That the present electric light for street lighting is a humbug and expensive and would recommend…a more modern and economical system of electric light for street lighting."Mrs. Roberts appointed hospital matron at $60 per month. Medical Association suggested regulations for the medical staff at the hospital. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 464-483 [Volume 2 page 464] Vancouver September 10th 1888 The Council met on Monday September 10th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From J. J. Blake, City Solicitor re the claim of Walter Dufour for a refund of $20.00 on Auctioneer's License. Filed. From J. J. Blake re Congregational Church property. Filed. From J. J. Blake re the closing of park on Forbes Street. Referred to Board of Works. From John M. Browning re the Lease of the Recreation Grounds. Referred to Finance Committee. From T. T. Black claiming $150.00 for cost for sitting on cases under the Indian Liquor Act. Referred to City Solicitor with instructions to report to Finance Committee. From Deputy Attorney General re Indian Liquor Fines. Referred to City Solicitor. From J. J. Tierney et al asking for the use of the City Hall for holding meeting. Granted. [Volume 2 page 465] From E. Crow Baker asking for extra compensation for Lot sold to the City. Referred to the Board of Works with power to Act. From J. W. McFarland Secretary of Vancouver Water Works Co making a proposition regarding the placing of hydrants and the supply of water for the City. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From Department of the Interior re the Fore shore rights on False Creek. Filed. From T. M. Merrill et al praying that a street be opened up Southward from Seventh Avenue to City Boundary. Referred to Board of Works. From W. J. Stanley asking permission to erect a Directory in the corner of Carrall and Cordova Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From Robert Watson et al asking that Hornby Street between Drake and Pacific be opened up full width. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Secretary of Vancouver Electric Illuminating Co declining to extend their present contract for two months on the same terms as at present. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From Alderman Coldwell asking for six weeks leave of absence. Granted. From Sentell Bros re the filling up of Hastings Street. Referred to Board of Works. [page 466] From E. Stevenson et al praying that the City Market be erected on Lots 1 to 10 Block 12, District Lot 196. Laid over. Accounts The following accounts were read and referred to their respective Committees. Campbell and Martin $9.45 Vancouver Drug Co 35.50 Electric

Hospital medical staff appointed – September 17, 1888
Vancouver Hospital staff 1893

Doctors Bell-Irving, Langis, Lefevre, McGuigan and Robertson appointed to medical staff for City Hospital. Board of Works has decided to have electric lighting in the new hospital. Request from John H. McMillan et al asking that the Corporation remove the (newly-built) Morgue from present location. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages [Volume 2 page 484] Vancouver Sept. 17th 1888 The Council met on Monday September 17th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Couth, Clark, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From D. McAlister, asking to be relieved of his contract on Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From W. S. Gore re well at School house on South Side of False Creek. Referred to Board of Works. From R. T. Williams donating stamp to City Hospital. Filed. From H. M. Yates offering to insure City Horses. Referred to Finance Committee. From Louisa Wilson asking for compensation for rubbish dumped on her Lot on Seaton Street. Referred to Board of Works. From R. Ross et al asking for the improvement of Melville Street. Referred to Board of Works. From President of Electric illuminating Co. offering to guarantee that their machinery was powerful enough [Volume 2 page 485] to run the lights proposed to be used in lighting the City. Referred to F. W & L. Committee. From W. S. Gore re Road to Cemetery and Title to Cemetery Grounds. Referred to Filed. From John H. McMillan et al asking that the Corporation remove Morgue from present location. Referred to Board of Works. From Campbell McIntosh et al praying that Sixth Avenue be improved about eight chains further east. Referred to Board of Works. From R. J. Myles asking for permission to raise a building on Hastings Street. Referred to Board of Works. Report Health No 18 The Board of Health met on Friday September 14th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: Stevens & Son Surgical In $228.90 Charles Nelson 4.40 Vancouver Drug Co 35.50 Campbell and Martin 9.45 Vancouver Wharfage Co 15.00 Starrett & Leatherdale 3.00 F. X. Martin 39.27 F. W. Hart 36.00 H. Butler 2.50 [Volume 2 page 486] Hayes and McIntosh $46.18 Thos. Dunn & Co. 31.93 Vancouver Wine Co 2.75 F. C. Birks 8.25 Thos. F. McGuigan, Express on Stamp .25 cts Applications for Membership on the Medical Staff were received from Drs. Beckingsale, Bodington, Bell-Irving, McGuigan, Langis, Lefevre, Robertson, Stevenson and McAlpine. We recommend that Drs. Bell-Irving, Langis, Lefevre, McGuigan and Robertson be appointed on said staff. Sgd. J. M. Lefevre, Chairman Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Couth. That the report of the Health Committee be adopted with exception of clause relating to appointments on the Medical Staff. Carried. Finance No 20 The Finance Committee met on

Parks Committee formed for City of Vancouver – September 26, 1888
Parks Committee formed for City of Vancouver – September 26, 1888

Aldermen Dougall, Coldwell, Alexander and Brighouse elected to form Parks Committee, with H.P. McCraney, A.G. Ferguson, and R.G. Tatlow This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 497-498 [Volume 2 page 497] Vancouver September 26th 1888 A Special meeting of the Council met at the City Hall on Wednesday September 26th 1888 for the consideration of the By-Law appointing a Park Committee. Present His Worship the Mayor, Alderman Alexander, D. Oppenheimer, Dougall, Lefevre, Humphries & Brighouse. On motion of Ald. Lefevre seconded by Ald. Brighouse the Council went into Committee of the Whole on the Park Committee By-Law with Ald. D. Oppenheimer in the Chair. The By-Law having been numbered 68 at previous sitting of the Committee was read over clause by clause after which the committee rose to report By-Law complete. The By-Law was then read a third time on motion of Alderman D. Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Dougall and passed and ordered signed, sealed & engrossed. On motion of Ald Lefevre seconded by Alderman Dougall, Aldermen Coldwell, Alexander and Brighouse were appointed as members of the Park Committee from the City Council for the year 1888. On motion of Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Brighouse H. P. McCraney Esq was appointed a member of the Park Committee for the year 1888. On motion of Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Humphries A. G. Ferguson Esq was appointed a member of the Park Committee for the year 1888. On motion of Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Brighouse Capt. [Volume 2 page 498] R. G. Tatlow was appointed a member of the Park Committee for the year 1888. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor J. Huntly, City Clerk pro tem

Ward 1’s budget exhausted for this year – October 1, 1888
Ward 1’s budget exhausted for this year – October 1, 1888

Ward 1's budget exhausted: instituted separate accounts for each city ward. Work on False Creek Bridge, False Creek School House, and City Hospital continues. Brush, stumps, boulders and debris along the road to (Stanley) park not disposed of according to contract. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 499-513 [volume 2 page 499] Vancouver Oct 1st 1888 The Council met on Monday October 1st at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Ald Lefevre, Clark, Dougall, Alexander, Oppenheimer & Humphries. The minutes of the last regular meeting of Sept. 17 were read and adopted. The minutes of a Special meeting of the Council held on Sept 26 were read and adopted. Communications From J. H. Carlisle asking for Gov't grant to Fire Department. Rec'd. From W. L. McDonald resigning position as Park Road Inspector. From Mallandaine & Sansom re extra work on False Creek School house. Referred to Board of Works. From G. F. Baldwin asking for instructions as to payment to M. Pasquale. Rec'd. From R. G. Tatlow as the closing of a portion of Forbes St. Referred to Board of Works. From E. Crow Baker re bal. due on Lot 14 Block 64, D. L. 185. Referred to Finance Committee. From E. Crow Baker re purchase of remainder of Lot 16, Block 64, D. L. 185. Referred to Finance Com. From James Orr et al re Street Railway. Referred to Com. Street Railways. [volume 2 page 500] From R. G. Tatlow et al re the improvement of Dupont St. Referred to Board of Works. From James Hartney re burning of debris re his Park road contracts. Rec'd. Filed From R. Wolfenden re copies of bound British Columbia Gazette. Referred to Finance Committee. Reports Finance Committee No 21 The Finance Committee met on Saturday Sept 22nd at 3 P. M. Present His Worship the Mayor, Ald Alexander, Clark, Dougall & Couth. Your Committee recommend the payment of $2.90/100 to A. T. Black, Dept. Registrar of New Westminster District for registration of title deed to lot at Coal Harbour Bridge approach. That the proposition to insure the horses belonging to the City be not entertained as the rate asked is much too high. Re the work proposed in the Report of the Board of Works at our last Council meeting we recommend that no more work be let in Ward No 1 as the appropriation for said Ward is exhausted. That no further work be let in Ward 5 as the appropriation for that ward is also exhausted. An error in computation in reference to Ward 5 instead of a deficit there is about $500.00 still to the credit of Ward 5. That the proposed repairs to False Creek Bridge to the amount of $760.00 be gone on with and this amount be [volume 2 page 501] charged to the contingent fund. That the grounds of

Vancouver corners chosen for fire hydrants, electric lights – October 9, 1888

Intersections chosen for installation of electric lights and fire hydrants. Contractors agree to have debris along Stanley Park road disposed of by city, and the cost deducted from final payment. Hiring of cook and temporary nurse for new hospital approved. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 514-528 [volume 2 page 514] Vancouver Oct 9th 1888 A Special meeting of the City Council called for general business, was held on Tuesday October 9th 1888. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Couth, Dougall, Humphries, McConnell, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging communication from City Clerk giving location of hydrants and containing an offer for water for all other purposes than fire protection. Filed. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of Vancouver Water Works Co. accepting offer from City Council. Referred to City Solicitor. From A. M. Robertson, Esq. M. D. Secretary of Medical Board furnishing report on Hospital. Referred to Board of Health. From J. Miller et al praying for the improvement of the lane in Block 36, Subdivision of 541. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 2 page 515] From Robert Barker soliciting the insurance of addition to the City Hall and School house. Referred to Finance Committee. From C. H. Temple et al praying that a sidewalk be laid on Richards St from Georgia to Pacific Street. Referred to Board of Works. From James Codville et al asking for permission to use the City Hall on Wednesday evening at 8 P.M. Leave granted on motion of Alderman Clark seconded by Ald. Lefevre. From A. L. Muir asking for the payment of $50.00 on behalf of D. McLachlan for damages done to his house on Hornby Street by blasting. Referred to City Solicitor. From Michael Costello et al asking that Westminster Avenue be filled to grade between Johnston Street and Bridge. Referred to Board of Works. From M. Rhodes et al asking that the sidewalk be extended on Melville Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From D. H. King withdrawing from his tender for the improvement of Hastings Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Rounsefell & Co offering to sell Lots 24 to 35 in Block 28, District Lot 541 for $11,560.00 to be used as a market site for the City. [volume 2 page 516] Accounts The following accounts were read and referred to their several Committees:- Moodyville Saw Mill Co. $157.05 Leamy and Kyle 99.45 Charles Nelson 2.50 Brunette Saw Mill Co. 2.70 Morrow and McDonald 17.75 Thos. J. James 61.77 E. S. Scoullar & Co. 18.50 News Advertiser 230.35 C. P. Telegraph Co 2.45 J. Miller 1.75 F. X. Martin 144.28 Van Volkenburgh & Bro. 17.85 Telephone Co. 37.00 Veysey and Creelman 7.45 Vancouver Electric Ill Co. 192.75 S. T. Tilley

City hospital now in operation – October 15, 1888

City hospital informally opened Sept 22 with only one ward operative. Visiting hours Wednesdays and Sundays only between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Citizens object to council's "irregular" election of hospital medical staff. James Hartney to be compensated $280 for his property destroyed while he was quarantined. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 529-539 [volume 2 page 529] Vancouver Oct 15th 1888 The Council met on Monday Oct 15th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, McConnell and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From James Hartney offering to take $500.00 in settlement of his quarantine claim. Filed. From R. G. Tatlow submitting plan showing portion of Forbes Street he wishes closed. Referred to Board of Works. From James Hartney offering to allow of a deduction of $80.00 from the amount due him on the Park Road in lieu of burning on Sections 2, 3 & 4. Referred to Board of Works. From H. T. Wilgriss asking permission to lay a crossing over Georgia Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Joseph Huntly drawing the attention of the Council to the inability of the horse used in flushing the Sewers to perform his work and asking for instructions. Filed. From the Residents on Seymour Street asking that said street be opened up [volume 2 page 530] and a sidewalk laid thereon. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. J. Hill, Manager and Secretary of the Industrial Exhibition, Toronto conveying a Silver Medal, which was awarded to the British Columbia Exhibit from Vancouver. Filed. Reports Health No 21 The Board of Health met on Friday October 12th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: Vancouver Wharfage Co. $8.50 Morrow and McDowell 17.75 F. X. Martin 87.42 F. W. Hart 15.00 McLennan and McFeely 19.50 Palmer Bros. 19.00 Frank Baker 30.00 Hayes & McIntosh 30.17 R. I. Winch 2.50 W. J. Smith 1.50 Thos. J. James 61.77 Thos. A. Greer 22.93 We recommend for adoption the following report received from the Medical Board: The New City Hospital was informally opened on Saturday September 22nd 1888. At present there is only one ward in full running order, the others not being completely furnished. The Board have held two meetings and matters pertaining to the welfare of the hospital have been discussed [volume 2 page 531] In the future the regular monthly meeting of this Board will be held in the Hospital Board Room on the first Wednesday of each month at 4 P. M. The rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Health for the use of the hospital have been rigidly adhered to and the Medical Board would hereby respectfully beg to recommend the following: 1. That visitors be admitted to the public wards only on Wednesdays and

Police to monitor Vancouver’s street lighting – October 22, 1888

City Engineer must keep a separate contract book for each ward. Police men to report location and date of broken streetlights. City drains to be diverted into culverts being dug by C.P.R to reduce fouling of Burrard Inlet north of Water Street. The Chief of Police to order uniforms for policemen, mattresses and blankets for the new jail cells. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 540-551 [volume 2 page 540] Vancouver Oct 22nd 1888 The Council met on Monday Oct 22nd 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Coldwell, Clark, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, McConnell and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Dr. Reinhart and others asking for the improvement of Dupont Street between Carl and Heatley Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From W. S. Gore Surveyor General acknowledging receipt of communication re False Creek School. Filed. From Hanson Bros. asking for information regarding general loan By-Law. Clerk Instructed to reply. Reports Park Committee No 2 The Park Commissioners met on Saturday October 20th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following account: James Hartney, Park Road $36.25 Sgd., Rich H. Alexander, Acting Secretary [volume 2 page 541] Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Coldwell. That the report of the Park Committee be adopted. Carried. Finance No 23 The Finance Committee met on Friday October 19th 1888 and beg to report: That the last report of the Board of Works recommending certain works has received consideration from your committee but in the absence of a proper statement , no action has been taken until the City Engineer furnishes a report showing the amount of money expended in each ward since the beginning of the year and the contracts now under way and the estimated cost of the same. That the City Engineer be instructed to keep a contract book for each ward in which shall be entered all contracts entered all contracts entered into by the City since the beginning of the year with the estimated cost of each and whenever an estimate is passed in favour of a contractor same shall be entered in the contract book. That as the appropriation for the grading of the Park Road is exhausted we recommend that the account of James Hartney for $893.90 be paid out of Board of Works Contingent Fund. [volume 2 page 542] The following accounts are recommended for payment: Hudsons Bay Co. $31.75 S. R. Comer 3.00 P. Carey 5.00 Sgd., Rich H. Alexander, Chairman Moved by Alderman Humphries seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That clause 3 of the Finance Report be struck out. Carried. Moved by Alderman Lefevre seconded by Alderman Brighouse. That the report as amended be adopted. Carried. Police No 9 The Police Committee met on Saturday October 20th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment

Presbyterian Ladies’ Aid furnishes eight hospital beds – November 5, 1888

Presbyterian Ladies' Aid donates all linens and equipment for eight hospital beds. City accepts E.J. Clark's offer of donation of lot for an athletic field. "Responsible parties" may apply for trees purchased by city. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 552- 562 [volume 2 page 552] Vancouver November 5th 1888 The Council met on Monday November 5th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Humphries, McConnell, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Mrs. A. Roberts, Matron of the City Hospital resigning her position. Resignation accepted. From John Slade et al petitioning for the grading of Prior Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Vancouver City Foundry et al petitioning for the sidewalking of Heatley Avenue. Referred to Board of Works. From E. E. Barker et al petitioning on behalf of Lewis Carter for the closing of street between Blocks 127 and 130, District Lot 204 A. Referred to the Board of Works. From Millar, M. D. drawing the attention of Council to the irregularity of the Police Magistrate in holding court. Referred to Police Committee. From Millar M. D., asking for a refund of $3.00 costs for summons for tearing [volume 2 page 553] down a building on Dupont Street. Filed. From G. M. Mathews drawing the attention of Council to the condition of Granville Street near Hotel. Referred to Board of Works. From Jenny Spinks et al praying for the erection of a Sidewalk on Pender Street West. Referred to Board of Works. Accounts The following accounts were read and referred to their respective committees: Palmer Bros. $30.00 Garden & Hermon 260.00 O. Toole & Ralph 2.10 Stephenson & McCraney 10.50 Tattersall's Stables 15.50 Chas. Burnaby 3.00 Sunnyside Hotel 4.00 Jas. H. Woodworth & Co. 20.00 Veysey & Creelman 1.80 W. C. Marshall .50 Van Volkenburgh & Bro 14.00 F. I. Nichols 10.50 Electric Light Co. 419.26 C. P. T. Co. 8.20 G.L. Allan 6.00 Wood & Charlton 5.50 Godfrey & Co. 5.93 R. C. P. Mills Co. 33.44 Crowder & Penzer 44.25 Davidson Bros. 38.50 J. S. Clute & Co. 2.00 Hong Sing 8.60 [volume 2 page 554] Sam Chong $5.85 John McLaren 3.00 News Advertiser $242.25 Carswell & Co. 4.10 F. X. Martin 84.38 Mrs. Gass 5.20 Charles Nelson 45.85 H. McDowell & Co. 10.80 John Scuitto 32.40 S. T. Tilley 22.00 Mary Dunbar 225.00 Reports Health No 20 The Board of Health met on Friday October 26th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts. J. S. Clute & Co. Supplies $215.97 Jacob Sehl Supplies 943.79 Brown & White Supplies 265.90 McLennan & McFeely Supplies 186.37 Campbell and Martin 9.85 David Bunning, Porter 29.15 Hastings Saw Mill Co. 1.75 Wm. White Parker 4.65 Sgd., J. M. Lefevre, Chairman Health No 21 The Health

Vancouver will donate land for post office and customs house – November 12, 1888

Mayor to inform Dominion Government that city requests and will donate land to establish post office and customs house in a central part of the city. Request to council to re-locate newly built morgue. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 563-570 [volume 2 page 563] Vancouver Nov 12th 1888 The Council met on Monday Nov 12, 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Carminia De Stefano and Raffael Nero, claiming wages for work done under Cerra & Co. Sixth Avenue. Referred to Board of Works. From Drake, Jackson & Helmcken asking the City to remove Morgue from present Site. Referred to City Solicitor. From Dobson & Son, asking to submit for inspection the plans and specifications of Hot Air Furnace. Referred to Board of Works. From Robert Barker et al asking that a sidewalk be laid on Hamilton Street. Referred to Board of Works. From W. Cowderoy et al drawing attention to the condition of Block 41 District Lot 196 from the water running on it from Powell St. Referred to Board of Works. From Fader Bros. Et al asking that Granville St South be gravelled. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 2 page 564] From John Thomson asking to be permitted to erect a roof over his tent on Cordova Street. Referred to City Solicitor. From V. Eng Panett, Deputy Minister of Militia and Defense, acknowledging receipt of letter re Park. Filed. From J. M. Browning, Commissioner asking if the City any longer required the old hospital. Referred to Board of Health. From Millar M. D. asking for copies of City By-Laws. Filed. From Millar M. D. asking for a refund of $3.00 paid into Court. Referred to City Solicitor. From E. Sanders pressing for the passing of the By-Law to alter the name of Dupont Street east of Westminster Avenue. Filed. From Annie Theresa Lucas asking that a sidewalk be laid on Georgia Street on the North Side. Referred to Board of Works. Reports Finance No 25 The Finance Committee met on Friday November 9th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: Carswell & Co. Law Book $4.10 S. T. Tilley, Stationery 22.00 [volume 2 page 565] Wood and Charlton, Stationery $5.50 H. A. Mellon, Returning officer 5.00 John Devine, Returning officer 5.00 DL. Gow, Returning officer 5.00 Thos. Andrews, Returning officer 5.00 J. McDonald, Drayage 2.00 Tattersall's Stables 3.00 C. P. Telegraph Co. 2.05 Palmer Bros. Coal 30.00 News Advertiser 242.25 F. X. Martin, Groceries 11.10 We beg to recommend that the City Hall be insured for 3 years in the Aetna Assurance Co for $5000.00 at 3% and Fire Hall No 1 for 1 year in the Citizens Insurance Co for $2500.00 at 6%. Sgd.,

Three more policemen added to the force – November 19, 1888
Three more policemen added to the force – November 19, 1888

Three part-time constables added to police force for the remainder of the year. James Stanford paid $790 for work to date on City Hall. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 571-578 [volume 2 page 571] Vancouver Nov 19th 1888 The Council met on Monday November 19th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Dougall, Humphries, McConnell and Lefevre. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Licensed Victuallers of the City praying that no more shop Licenses be granted and that Hotel and Saloon Licenses be limited. Referred to License Committee. From Ed Johnston asking that a sidewalk be laid on Richards Street South. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. Abbott offering to deliver quartzite for the streets of the City at $1.00 per ton. Referred to the Board of Works. From Theodore Davie re the case of McNaughton vs. Vancouver. Referred to License Committee. From Father Fay asking that the rules of the Hospital be altered in reference to the City Clergymen. Referred to the Board of Health. From President of Electric Illuminating Co offering to give up the contract for street lighting. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. [volume 2 page 572] Reports Police No 10 The Police Committee met on Friday November 16th and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: F. X. Martin, Groceries $37.40 J. Scuitto, Bread 32.40 Van Volkenburgh & Bro. 14.00 W. C. Marshall, Drayage .50 cts Geo. Allan, Shoes 6.00 John McLaren, Fares 3.00 H. McDonald, Drayage .50 cts We have taken into consideration the appointment of three Special constables for the City and would therefore beg to recommend that Thos. Booth, Thos. Crawford, and James Foley be appointed to the end of the year at a salary of $60.00 per month respectively. (Sgd) G. S. McConnell, Chairman Moved by Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the report of the Police Committee be adopted. Carried. Finance No. The Finance Committee met on Monday November 19th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: [volume 2 page 573] C. P. Telegraph Co. $1.50 Robert Mathison, Printing 17.75 Indian Woman 5.00 We recommend that the City Assessor be authorized to engage an assistant for two months at a salary of $50.00 per month. We beg to report that there are funds available for the following: For planking the lanes in Blocks 6 and 7, 196 Cost $262.00 For grading the lane in Block 13, 196 Cost $75.00 For sidewalking Heatley Avenue from Powell Street to Railroad Cost $170.00 For crossing over Carrall Street to connect with Powell Street Sidewalk Cost $22.00 For widening sidewalk in front of the Whethan Block, Cost $9.00 Grading Princess Street from Carl to Heatley Cost $66.00 Purchase of $15,000 ft 1 ½ inch plank Cost

Mayor David Oppenheimer granted $50 to establish a Fruit Growers’ Association – November 26, 1888
Mayor David Oppenheimer granted $50 to establish a Fruit Growers’ Association – November 26, 1888

Dominion Government's offer of 160 acres in the Hastings Townsite for a Public Park is accepted. Mayor David Oppenheimer granted $50 to establish a Fruit Growers' Association. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 579-588 [volume 2 page 579] Vancouver Nov 26th 1888 The Council met on Monday November 26th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Humphries, Lefevre, McConnell and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John Devine, City Auditor submitting report of City's Accounts for June, July and August. Filed. From James Clandenning et al praying for the improvement of lane in Block Nine, District Lot 196. Referred to Board of Works. From J. J. Blake, City Solicitor submitting opinions on John Thomson's petition and Miller M. D's request for a refund of $3.00 fine. Filed. From City Engineer submitting report on Hot Air Furnace for City Hall. Referred to Board of Works. From John Cartwright praying that the grade of Powell Street be lowered at the corner of Campbell Avenue. Referred to Board of Works. From John Grady asking for a six thousand dollar bonus for Grist Mill. Referred to Finance committee. [volume 2 page 580] From Hon. F. G. Vernon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, acquainting Council of the fact that the Lieutenant Governor had set aside 160 acres in the Hastings Townsite for Park Purposes. Filed. From John Haggerty Post Master General and Wm. White, replying to telegrams re Post Office and Customs House Site. Filed. Reports F. W. & L. No 22 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Thursday, November 22nd and beg to recommend: 1. That Alderman Humphries be empowered to purchase five tons of Coal for the Fire Department. 2. That 15 Electric Lights of 20 candle power each be placed in the following locations in order to complete the contract for street lighting as required by the Electric Illuminating Co. viz: 1 On the corner of Pender and Beatty 2 On the corner of Pender and Hornby 3 On the corner of Dunsmuir and Burrard 4 On the corner of Dunsmuir and Hornby 5 On the corner of Georgia and Cambie 6 On the corner of Georgia and Hornby 7 On the corner of Georgia and Broughton 8 On the corner of Granville and Nelson 9 On the corner of Davie and Richards 10 On the corner of Drake and Howe [volume 2 page 581] 11 On the corner of Bute and Melville 12 On the corner of Hastings and Hamilton 13 On the corner of Cordova and Seymour 14 On the corner of Westminster & Dufferin 15 On the corner of Westminster & Fifth 3. That the following accounts be paid: James Moran, Carrots $12.00 D. Fulton, Harness 45.00 Sgd. J. Humphries Moved by Alderman McConnell seconded by Alderman

Meeting cancelled to commemorate death of Alderman Humphries – December 3, 1888
Meeting cancelled to commemorate death of Alderman Humphries – December 3, 1888

Special meeting to commemorate death of Alderman Humphries; City Hall to be closed the day of his funeral; his desk to be draped for the remainder of the year. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 589-590 [volume 2 page 589] Vancouver Dec 3rd 1888 A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Monday December 3rd 1888 at 1 P. M. to postpone the regular meeting of Council, out of respect to the memory of Alderman Humphries and to pass a resolution of condolence and to make arrangements for a public funeral. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Coldwell, Clark, Brighouse, McConnell and Oppenheimer. Moved by Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Coldwell. Whereas it has pleased Divine Providence to remove from amongst us by the hand of death our late colleague from Ward No 2, Alderman Joseph Humphries. And whereas during his residence in the City of Vancouver he has proved himself a good citizen and faithful friend and while at the Council Board as a member has exerted himself faithfully and diligently in furthering the interests of his adopted City. Be it therefore resolved by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council Assembled that during Tuesday, the 4th inst., the day of the funeral of our late brother Alderman out of respect for his memory, the civic offices be closed and the [volume 2 page 590] Mayor and Alderman of the City and the Civic Officials attend his funeral in a body. And be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be inserted in the Minutes of the Council and a copy also engrossed signed by the Mayor and City Clerk, who shall affix the Corporate Seal thereto and forward same to the relatives of the deceased in the Province of Ontario. And be it further resolved that his desk be draped for the remainder of the year. Carried. Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the Council now stand adjourned until Tuesday the 11th inst. Carried. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

King Fung demands his opium back – December 11, 1888

Communication from John Boultbee asking for return of $20.00 worth of opium seized by the police from his client King Fung. Referred to City Solicitor. Sub-committee established to review of Charter of Incorporation. Hotel Vancouver manager claims damages to his vehicles due to the poor condition of nearby streets. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 591-597 [volume 2 page 591] Vancouver Dec 11th 1888 The Council met on Tuesday December 11th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, McConnell and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From E. M. Mathews, Manager of the Hotel Vancouver, complaining of the condition of the streets in the vicinity of the Hotel and laying claim for damages to his vehicles. Referred to City Solicitor. From E. McKendry et al requesting that the lane in Block 42, District Lot 196 be graded. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Boultbee asking for return of $20.00 worth of opium seized by the police from his client King Fung. Referred to City Solicitor. From John M. Browning, Commissioner asking permission to connect with the Sewers in order to drain the cellars of the New Yard Block and other buildings on Granville Street. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 2 page 592] From Hon F. G. Vernon Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works sending plan of Hastings Park. Filed. From A. Gobeil and W. W. Le Seur acknowledging receipt of communications re Post Office and Custom House Sites. Filed. From E. M. Mathews in reference to claim made by F. W. & L. Committee for coal burnt by engine while pumping water for Hotel Vancouver. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From John Boultbee on behalf of A. E. McCartney making a claim for commissions for drawing plans of City Hall and Morgue. Referred to Board of Works. From James Moran claiming ten days salary for services as Teamster. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From John P. Lawson CE. Giving report on progress of Water Works. Filed. From A. T. McNab et al praying that the lane in Block 13, 196 be planked. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 2 page 593] The following accounts were read and referred to their proper committees: M. Goldstein $8.05 Crowder and Penzer 21.00 F. X. Martin 8.50 do 9.50 Telephone Co 8.00 Telegraph Co .25 Palmer Bros. 1.00 Wm. Murphy 195.00 Thomson Bros. 40.60 do 5.00 Telephone Co. 50.00 do 16.00 do 14.25 Jacob Sehl & Co 20.50 Henry Avison 60.00 F. X. Martin 48.80 do 43.24 Crowder & Penzer 55.55 C. M. Hawley 6.50 Tattersalls Stables 2.50 News Advertiser 101.50 Vancouver Transfer Co 1.00 Berry & Co .50 Charles Nelson 3.00 Charles Nelson 27.63 E. S. Scoullar & Co. 2.00 do 40.50 McDowell & Co 6.75 Godfrey &

Tenders called to supply groceries to hospital – December 17, 1888
Vancouver Hospital 1902

Tenders called for food supplies to city hospital. Mayor may spend up to $125 per month to subsidize steamer service to Nanaimo 3 times per week. Alderman Brighouse to purchase a horse to flush out the sewers regularly. A.E. McCarney to be paid $75 for drawing plans for hospital, morgue. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 598-614 [volume 2 page 598] Vancouver Dec 17th 1888 The Council met on Monday December 17th 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Coldwell, Dougall, McConnell and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From J. G. Stone applying for the position of City Detective. Referred to Police Committee. From W. S. Gore Surveyor General acquainting the Council with the fact that $200.00 had been granted by the Government for the improvement of the road to the Cemetery. Filed. From Drake, Jackson and Helmcken asking for a cheque of $5.90 for which the Corporation is indebted to the Herald. Finance. From the City Solicitor giving legal opinions on the claims of E. M. Mathews, John Boultbee and Millar M. W. Filed. From John Boultbee asking for a reply to his letter re: McCartney and King Fung. Filed. [volume 2 page 599] From Capt. Wm. Webster offering to run the S. S. “Muriel” 3 trips per week to Nanaimo for $250.00 a month. This Communication was accompanied by a copy of a letter addressed by His Worship the Mayor to Mayor Bate of Nanaimo asking his co-operation in the scheme. From Alderman Coldwell, one of the Committee appointed to select a Pound Site, recommending the purchase of Lot 6, Block 6, 200A for $200.00. Finance. Reports Health No. 23 The Board of Health met on Friday December 14th 1888 and beg to recommend: 1. That David Bunning be appointed Porter of the City Hospital at a Salary of $30.00 per month to date from Nov 16th, and that the Cook now employed be paid at the rate of $25.00 per month to date from Nov 18th. 2. That tenders be called for the furnishing of meat, groceries, vegetables, bread, milk and other provisions also wood and coal for the ensuing year and that tenders be also invited for the burial of the pauper dead of the City. [volume 2 page 600] 3. That the suggestions conveyed in the communication from the Medical Board in reference to the setting apart of a Woman's Ward in the City Hospital be adopted and that the upper story of the hospital be divided lengthwise into two wards one to be used exclusively for women patients and the other for fever cases. 4. That no account be considered unless accompanied by a requisition signed by the officer having authority to act in such matters and that merchants and others be notified to that effect. 5. That

Fire Department may not supply water to private parties – December 28, 1888
Fire Department may not supply water to private parties – December 28, 1888

Manager of Hotel Vancouver informed that as the fire department is a volunteer one, it cannot be ordered by council to supply water to the hotel. City officials to be paid on Dec 31st. Report of Licensing board referred back to the Committee. This transcript was made in 2014 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Oppenheimer Group original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 2 pages 615-625 [volume 2 page 615] Vancouver Dec 28th 1888 The Council met on Tuesday Dec 28 1888 at 7:30 P. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, McConnell, Lefevre and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communication From the City Auditor, drawing the attention of Council to certain matters in connection with the incurring of debts etc. Filed. From Fenwick and Sclater offering to sell a Ronald Engine and Hose to the City. Filed. From Mrs Mary Dunbar claiming compensation for lumber used by the Quarantine Authorities at Brockton Point. Filed. From Joseph Carreire praying that a sidewalk be constructed on Richards Street near his Hotel. Referred to the Board of Works. From James Hartney asking for a Settlement of his contract for the Park Road. Filed. From Theodore Davie asking that upon what grounds the City was interfering with his clients at Brockton Point. Filed. [volume 2 page 616] From J. Stewart Yates Secretary of the Royal Hospital giving the prices of the keep of patients in the Hospitals in Victoria. Filed. Reports License Commissioners The Board met on Friday December 20th 1888 for the transaction of business and beg leave to report as follows: 1. That we recommend that the Clerk of the Board notify the Police Magistrate to use fully the powers conferred on him by By-Law No 5 of this City and amending By-Laws in relation to the revocation or suspension of Licenses for good cause and more particularly in reference to the City Hotel, the Shop of Wm. Urquhart, the Shop of M. G. McLean, the Northern Hotel, the Queen's Hotel, the Germania Hotel, the Elgin House and the Gold House, these being the Licensed Houses that through conviction and other causes have been most prominently before the Board. 2. That the License held by Wm. Clements of the Tremont House, Alexander Street be and is hereby cancelled for good and sufficient cause. 3. That the fee charged for Licensed Pipe Layers in this City shall be $25.00 per [volume 2 page 617] annum and that they shall file a bond in $500.00 in two sureties for the Satisfactory performance of their duties as Licensed Pipelayers under the provisions of the Public Health By-Law. Sgd. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Chairman Moved by Alderman Lefevre, seconded by Alderman Dougall. That the Report be referred back to the Committee. Carried. Police No 11 The Police Committee met on Thursday December 20th 1888 and beg to recommend the payment of the following accounts: Wm. Murphy, Police Clothing

Mayor David Oppenheimer biography
Mayor David Oppenheimer biography

At the end of December, 1888 the "Vancouver Daily World" newspaper published biographies of Mayor-Elect David Oppenheimer and the Aldermen who would form the Council for 1889. [table id=01 /]

J. W. Horne biography
J. W. Horne biography

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Council of 1888 wraps up – January 7, 1889, 11:30 am

Final reports from the Fire Brigade and the Board of Health were received. Aldermen Coldwell and Clark tendered thanks to Mayor David Oppenheimer for the "phenomenal progress" Vancouver has made under his leadership. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 626-628 [volume 2 page 626] Vancouver Jan 7th 1889 The Council of 1888 met on Monday January 7th 1889 at 11:30 A. M. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Alexander, Brighouse, Clark, Coldwell, Dougall, Lefevre, McConnell and Oppenheimer. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Reports A report was received and read from J. H. Carlisle, late Chief of the Fire Brigade which was filed on motion of Alderman Oppenheimer seconded by Alderman Clark. Alderman Lefevre furnished the Annual Report of the Board of Health in conjunction with one from Dr. Robertson Health Officer which was received and filed on motion of Alderman Alexander seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. Motions Moved by Alderman Coldwell seconded by Alderman Clark. Whereas in reviewing at our last meeting the phenomenal progress Vancouver continues to make as shown by the various Committees reports, we feel it a duty before retiring from office to place among the records of this Council a testimony of our hearty appreciation of the [volume page 627] valuable services rendered to the City by the Mayor and to inform him and the citizens generally, that we consider our present prosperous position due in a great part to the wisdom and energy of his administration not only has Mayor Oppenheimer devoted himself most assiduously to the performance of the numerous duties devolving upon him as Chief Magistrate of the City but matters of very great importance to Vancouver although not coming within the scope of his duties have engaged his attention with decided benefit to our City. The erection here of Smelting works on a large scale, the collection of our fine exhibit of Provincial productions for the industrial Fairs of Toronto and London, the compilation of the latest missing information throughout the Province for circulation amongst the Capitalists of the World; the effort to establish the Beet Sugar Industry in British Columbia and many other subjects were taken up by him vigorously and brought to a successful conclusion, which will be of great financial benefit to our interests and bring the name, resources and prospects of Vancouver conspicuously before the world. And, whereas, though these services so beneficial to us as citizens engaged the whole of Mayor Oppenheimer's time he has refused to accept any remuneration [volume page 628] And whereas, in addition to the loss of time a large expenditure of money is necessary to entertain in a manner suitable to the City's position, those distinguished visitors who from time to time come amongst us and in procuring assistance in carrying on the necessary correspondence involved which it seems have hitherto been borne by the Mayor himself.