Arnold Silber sponsored the Vancouver City Council minutes from 1890.

The transcriptions were made by Margaret Sutherland, Joy Marie Vasquez, Chris Stephenson, and Donna Kynaston.

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Election results for Vancouver Mayor & Aldermen for 1890

This document was transcribed by volunteer Gerald Soon in July of 2018. These election results were published in the "Vancouver Daily World" on December 10, 1889.  The winners took office in January of 1890 for a term of one year.  To see the early Vancouver Ward boundaries aldermen were elected to represent, click here. The official vote is as follows:-- FOR MAYOR OPPENHEIMER. TEMPLETON. Ward 1 168 126 Ward 2 167 114 Ward 3 152 80 Ward 4 77 88 Ward 5 21 26      Total 585 434 Oppenheimer’s Majority 151 Spoiled ballots in all wards 20 FOR ALDERMEN. Ward II. Horne 235 Horne 128 Garden 223 Whetham 156 Cotton 178 Beckingsale 39 Spoiled ballots 8 Spoiled 12 Ward III. Fox 168 Clark 163 Sentell 162 Brewer 82 McGuigan 138 Sentell 81 Spoiled ballots 6 Spoiled 3 Ward IV. Costello 140 McConnell 66 McLeod 125 Costello 56 McConnell 91 Lockerby 48 McGeer 75 Spoiled ballots 6 Spoiled 3 Ward V. Mason Oppenheimer 37 Doering Lefevre 28 Edmonds 16 By acclamation 109 Spoiled ballots The above vote will indicate the growth of the city since last year. In ward V. the ratio is even greater than in any of the other divisions of the city. [pdf-embedder url="https://transcribimus.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Vancouver-election-results-1889.pdf"]

Vancouver City Council 1890

Mayor: David Oppenheimer Aldermen: J. M. Browning (Ward 1) J. T. Carroll (Ward 1) James F. Garden (Ward 2) J. W. Horne (Ward 2) J. M. Fox (Ward 3) F. W. Sentell (Ward 3) Michael Costello (Ward 4) Malcolm McLeod (Ward 4) Charles Doering (Ward 5) Hamilton Maston (Ward 5) MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online], Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020

Council of 1889 concludes; John Clough awarded $50 – January 6, 1890
Council of 1889 concludes; John Clough awarded $50 – January 6, 1890

Final reports received, Council for 1889 retires. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 329 only [volume 3 page 239] Vancouver Jan 6th 1890 The Council met on Monday Jan 6th 1890 at 11 A. M. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, McConnell, Salsbury, Oppenheimer and Whetham. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The Chairman of the Board of Works, Park Commissioners, Health Committee and Police Committee submitted their Annual Reports which were read and filed. Motions Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Mason. That John Clough be paid fifty dollars as compensation for services rendered in and around the City Hall. Carried. The Mayor made a few closing remarks after which the old council retired. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Floating cabins to be removed – Jan 6, 1890
Floating cabins to be removed – Jan 6, 1890

[caption id="attachment_668" align="alignleft" width="300"] Floating cabins on shore of Burrard Inlet, image courtesy Vancouver Archives[/caption] Floating cabins and other “public nuisances” built along English Bay, Burrard Inlet, Coal Harbour and False Creek to be removed. Council to establish a “crematory” for burning garbage and a “pest house” to quarantine those with infectious diseases, and to acquire the Water Works. This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 388 - 394 [volume 3 page 240] Vancouver Jan 6th 1890 The Council for 1890 met in the City Hall on Monday January 6th 1890. Present His Worship Mayor David Oppenheimer and Aldermen John M. Browning, Dr. J. T. Carroll, Michael Costello, Charles Doering, J. M. Fox, James F. Garden, J. W. Horne, Hamilton Mason, Malcolm McLeod and F. W. Sentell. The proceedings were opened by an Address from His Worship, the Mayor after which it was moved by Alderman Horne. Seconded by Alderman Costello. That a Vote of Thanks be tendered to His Worship, the Mayor for his able and exhaustive address. Carried. Communications From the Bank of B. C. in reference to deposit of Claude Vautin. Referred to Finance Committee. From J. J. Blake on the subject of the transfer of Wm. Clements License. Referred to the License Committee. From the Governor of Westminster Gaol submitting an account for boarding Vancouver prisoners. Referred to Finance Committee. From the Provincial Auditor asking payment of the City’s share of the Teacher’s Salaries. Referred to Finance Committee. From John Combs and others praying that a police officer be appointed for that [volume 3 page 241] portion of the City known as Yale Town. Referred to the Police Committee. From the Secretary of the Vancouver Free Reading Room submitting his monthly report. Filed. From H. Reid More applying for the position of Chief of Police. Referred to the Police Committee. Motions Moved by Alderman Browning, seconded by Alderman Doering. That the following Aldermen compose the Standing Committee on Finance: Aldermen Browning, Garden, Fox Costello and Mason. Carried. Moved by Alderman Fox, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the following Aldermen compose the standing committee on Works: Aldermen Browning, Horne, Sentell, Costello and Doering. Moved in Amendment by Aldermen Browning, seconded by Alderman Carroll. That Alderman Garden’s name be substituted for Alderman Horne. Amendment lost, motion carried. Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Sentell. That the following Aldermen compose the standing committee on Fire, Water and Light: Aldermen Carroll, Garden, Fox, McLeod and Doering. Carried. [volume 3 page 242] Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Carroll. That the following Aldermen compose the Standing Committee on Health, Aldermen Carroll, Horne, Fox, McLeod and Mason. Carried. Moved by Alderman Mason, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the following Aldermen compose the Standing Committee on Police: Aldermen Carroll, Horne, Sentell, Costello and Mason. Carried. Moved by Alderman Browning, seconded by Alderman Fox. That statements be prepared and submitted to

Chain gang labour to be seen on city streets – Jan 20, 1890
Chain gang labour to be seen on city streets – Jan 20, 1890

Licensed “hackmen” (horse-drawn public cab drivers) ordered to post standard fares in some conspicuous place in their vehicles. The Sergeant of Police is instructed to use prison labor as much as possible in cleaning up the streets in the business portions of the City. M.A. MacLean (first mayor of Vancouver) is terminated from his position as Police Magistrate, as he does not have the required qualifications. This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 248 - 263 [volume 3 page 248] Vancouver Jan 20th 1890 The Council met on Monday January 20th 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Carrall, Horne, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod and Doering. Moved by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Fox. That Alderman Horne be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. While the Minutes were being read His Worship arrived and took the chair. Communications From Robt. Bell et al in reference to the lane in Block 52, 196. Referred to the Board of Works. From Dr. Robertson, Hon. Secy. of the Hospital Board submitting Estimates for the year. Referred to the Health Committee. From W. Bailey in reference repairs on Eveleigh & Thurlow Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. Campbell Reddie acknowledging receipt of communication in reference to North Arm Road. Filed. From David Jameson, Secretary of the Typographical Union praying Council to have the printing done in the City. Filed. [volume 3 page 249] From S. A. Bucknall asking remuneration for goods destroyed in quarantine. Referred to Board of Health. From the Independent Order of Good Templars and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union praying Council to have the Saloons closed on the Sabbath etc. Referred to the License Committee. From A. Benoit, Deputy Minister of Militia and Defence acknowledging receipt of communication re Volunteer Militia at Vancouver. Filed. From Redgate and Leclaire re the establishment of a Museum at Vancouver. Referred to Finance Committee. From R. L. Polk & Co. requesting the City to purchase one of their directories. Referred to Finance Committee. From J. M. Bowell Collector of Customs, notifying Council that he had seized the Fire Alarm Boxes of the California Electrical Works for infraction of the Customs regulations. Referred to Finance Committee. From Frank E. Tilley in reference to 6th Av. Referred to Board of Works. From Ferguson & O’Brian asking for copies of the Mayor’s address. Filed. From J. G. McDonald asking payment for repairs to City Wharf. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 3 page 250] From the License Inspector submitting a list of Licenses granted etc. Referred to Finance Committee. From the City Engineer submitting an account of balances due on streets etc. Referred to Board of Works. Reports Charter Committee The Committee on the consolidation of the City Charter and By-Laws met in the City Hall on Thursday January 16th 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Garden,

Vancouver to acquire its own Water Works – January 27, 1890
water works under construction

Council agrees to acquire the Water Works from its current private owners. It was agreed to request the provincial government not to dissolve the current Small Debts Court Act until a judge is actually resident in Vancouver. Council to request the Dominion Government to establish a dry-dock in Vancouver large enough to accommodate ships to and from China, Japan, and Australia. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 264-275 [volume 3 page 264] Vancouver January 27th 1890 The Council met on Monday January 27th 1890. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Horne, Garden, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Mason and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Allan N. Stuart in reference to clay deposits for manufacturing pipes in Vancouver. Referred to the Board of Works. From Aveling & Porter in reference to rollers. Referred to the Board of Works. From E. B. Bristow & Co. in reference to the purchase of a Chemical Engine. Referred to the F. W. & L. Committee. From F. W. Hart requesting to be allowed to disinter A. L. McMullen’s remains. Referred to the Board of Health. From Dr. Robertson furnishing list of drugs required at Hospital. Referred to the Board of Health. From B. T. Rogers in reference to a Sugar refinery in Vancouver. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Royal Templars of Temperance praying that the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors be restricted etc. Referred to License Committee. [volume 3 page 265] From W. J. Gallagher et al praying that a Sewer in Block 41 District Lot 541 be completed. Referred to the Board of Works. From E. Mohun in reference to recording Sewer connections etc. Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Engineer reporting on the improvements of the North Arm Road. Referred to the Board of Works. From Miss Bowes furnishing copies of “Home Cheer”. Filed. From A. G. Hesslier and Wm. Dennis of Halifax sending the Vancouver Mayor and Council greetings on the completion of the Telegraphic Service to that point and reply of Mayor Oppenheimer. Filed. Reports F. W. & L. No 2 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday January 22nd 1890. Present Aldermen Fox, McLeod, Garden and Doering. We beg to recommend: 1. That the California Electrical Works be allowed to transfer its contract for the erection of the Electric Fire Alarm System to R. B. McMecking of Victoria. 2. That Alderman McLeod and Doering be allowed to test the team selected for the Fire Department and purchase it found satisfactory. Sgd. J. M. Fox, Chairman [volume 3 page 266] Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Doering. That the Report of the Fire, Water & Light Committee be adopted. Carried. Works No 2 The Board of Works met on Thursday January 23rd 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Horne, Sentell and

Recommendations needed to guard against electrical accidents – February 3, 1890
Recommendations needed to guard against electrical accidents – February 3, 1890

The Fire, Water and Light Committee directed to recommend safeguards against accidents “from the wires of the Telegraph, Telephone and Electric Light Companies when the Electric currents are of such intensity as to be dangerous to human life”. The License Inspector instructed to visit and report upon each of the hotels, saloons, and retail stores to see if they are obeying liquor by-laws. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 276-281 [volume 3 page 276] Vancouver Feb 3rd 1890 The Council met on Monday February 3rd 1890 at 8 P. M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Doering and Mason. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging the receipt of a communication re meeting of the Director’s and a committee of the Council. Filed. From Henry Walden requesting Council to cut down certain trees on Hastings Street East. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Mount Pleasant Good Templars in reference to Sunday closing etc. Referred to the License Committee. From Rand Bros. in reference to the draining of Burnaby Lake. Filed. From C. E. Colson et al in reference to the bad condition of a lane near Hamilton Street. Referred to Board of Works & Health Inc. Reports Health No 2 The Health Committee met on Tuesday January 28th 1890. Present Aldermen Carroll, Fox, McLeod and Mason. We beg to recommend: [volume 3 page 277] 1. That the following accounts be paid: Charles Nelson, Drugs $5.25 Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies 27.45 J. S. Clute & Co. Supplies 76.25 C. Toole & Ralph Supplies 255.06 Russell, McDonald & Co. Supplies 5.00 Dr. McGuigan, Med Attendance 10.00 Dr. Bell-Irving Med Attendance 110.00 2. That the question of the erection of a crematory be referred to the whole Council for discussion at the next meeting. 3. That a sum be placed in the Estimates for the construction of a building 20 x 36 to be used as a Pest House, with the necessary outbuildings. 4. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the supplying of drugs to the City Hospital in accordance with the suggestions of the Medical Board. Sgd. W. H. Mason, Chairman Moved by Alderman Browning, seconded by Alderman Fox. That that portion of the Report of the Health Committee relating to the crematory be sent back to the Committee. Carried. Moved by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Fox. That the balance of the Report be adopted. Carried. Introduction of By-Laws Alderman Garden introduced a By-Law to provide for the cutting down of trees and one for the election of Park Commissioners [volume 3 page 278] which were read a first time respectively. Aldermen Browning introduced a By-Law to bonus a Sugar Refinery and one for the appointment

Rogers sugar factory bonus drafted – February 10, 1890
Rogers sugar factory bonus drafted – February 10, 1890

Council specifies that their grant of a bonus “in aid of the establishment of the said [Rogers] Sugar Refinery is enacted …on the condition that the Company…shall not at any time employ Chinese labor in and about the said works”. Committee formed for the reception their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Connaught. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 264-275 [volume 3 page 282] Vancouver Feb 10th 1890 The Council met on Monday February 10th 1890. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Hon. F. G. Vernon acknowledging receipts of resolution re Small Debts Court Act. Filed. From J. W. McFarland Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co re the fixing of the date for the Meeting of the Directors and the Committee of the Council. Referred to the Water Works Committee. From M. H. Hirschberg asking for a grant of $300.00 to defray expenses in connection with the Mainland Association. Referred to Finance Committee. From the Mayor of New Westminster in reference to a Central Park for the Sister Cities. Referred to the Board of Works. From the License Inspector furnishing a report on the Licensed houses in the City. Referred to License Committee. From Alex Tremblay furnishing bonds for work on East Park. Filed. [volume 3 page 283] From J. W. Curry complaining about the conduct of Sergeant McLaren. Referred to Police Committee. From H. Connacher in reference to surface drain. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports Finance No 3 The Finance Committee met on Friday February 7th 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Garden, Fox and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That the City Solicitor be authorized to secure the services of Mr. J. J. Blake for consolidating and revising the By-Laws and Charter. 2. That the Reports of the Board of Works and Board of Health be confirmed. 3. That the following accounts be paid: Thomson Bros. Stationery 22.10 E. S. Scoullar & Co. Supplies 21.65 Stephen Green, Messenger 2.00 F. W. Hart, Box 3.00 H. A. Urquhart, Refund 10.00 The World P & P. Co'y 72.19 S. T. Tilley, Stationery 48.40 A. K. Stuart, Clerical Work 10.00 J. M. Browning, Chairman Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Garden. That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried. [volume 3 page 284] Works No 3 The Board of Works met on Thursday February 6th 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Sentell, Costello and Doering. Alderman Costello was appointed Chairman pro tem. The following accounts were recommended for payment: E. S. Scoullar & Co. Supplies $2.40 Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies 1.25 F. L. Nichols, Supplies 35.75 A. O. Leask, Clearance 2.10 Vancouver Gas Co. 38.53 McDonald & Barton, Grading 87.16 Mack & Co. Sulphur 35.29 H. A. Berry

Post office petition draws Dominion Government wrath – February 17, 1890
Post office petition draws Dominion Government wrath – February 17, 1890

The Minister of Public Works is reported to be “naturally irritated at the imposition and misrepresentation” in a petition for a Post Office in Vancouver, "that to a great extent such a petition is fraudulent, many of the [supposed 1800 citizens' signatures being those of ] children and persons not in British Columbia”. Council forms a committee to look who prepared the petition and how the irregularities occurred. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 264-275 [volume 3 page 290] Vancouver Feb 17th 1890 The Council met on Monday February 17th 1890 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen, Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello & McLeod. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From J. A. Russell enclosing Monthly Report of Vancouver Free Reading Room. Referred to Finance Committee. The following petitions for street improvements were received and read and referred to the Board of Works. 1. J. B. Newcomb et al for the sidewalking of Howe Street between Drake & Pacific Streets. 2. From B. I. Short et al for the sidewalking of Burrard Street from Nelson to Davie. 3. From Henry Hopkirk et al for the sidewalking of Howe Street. 4. From James Blair et al for the sidewalking of Howe & Nelson Street. 5. Mary Forbes et al for the grading of Jervis St. From John McKie praying that certain trees lying and standing on Beach Avenue be removed. Referred to the City Engineer. From the City Engineer reporting upon the grade of Cordova St. Referred to the Board of Works. [volume 3 page 291] From E. G. Prior Esq. M.P. acknowledging receipt of communication re Dry Dock. Filed. From A. E. Beck Solicitor for Austin Bucknall asking payment of $300.00 for clothes destroyed in quarantine. Referred to Board of Health. Reports Finance No 4 The Finance Committee met on Friday February 14th 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Garden, Fox and Costello. We beg to report: 1. That the following accounts have been examined and are recommended for payment: Crowder & Penzer, Coal $33.75 Thos. Dunn & Co. tags etc. 45.70 C. P. Tel Co. 9.20 J. Miller Stamps 21.00 H. Hemlow, et al Assessment 200.00 M. A. Harvey, Livery 8.00 The Minutes of the Board of Health, Police Committee and Board of Works were considered and are hereby confirmed. Sgd. J. M. Browning, Chairman Moved by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried. [volume 3 page 292] Police No 2 The Police Committee met on Thursday Feb 11th 1890 and Saturday Feb 15th 1890. Present Aldermen Costello, Carroll, Horne, Sentell and Mason at the first meeting and Carroll, Costello, Mason and Sentell at the second meeting. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: VanVolkenburgh & Bro. Meat $16.90 John Scuitto,

City Charter to be amended – February 24, 1890

Many amendments made to City Charter. Mr. Hamersley, city solicitor, sent to Victoria to see them carried through. Site for [Rogers] sugar refinery established, to be purchased from F. C. Cotton, proprietor of San Juan Lime Co.  Dominion (federal) Government to be informed that immigration facilities are needed.  Five Aldermen appointed to look into awarding of the contract for the East Park. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 299-309 [volume 3 page 299] Vancouver Feb 24th 1890 The Council met on Monday February 24th 1890 at 8 P. M. Present Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod and Doering. Moved by Alderman Costello, seconded by Alderman Garden. That Aldermen Horne be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From B. T. Rogers of the Sugar Refinery asking that the City Engineer be instructed to ascertain whether the bottom of the Sugar Refinery Site was rock or mud. Filed. From Wm. Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine acknowledging receipt of a communication of Council re: Survey of False Creek. Filed From MacKenzie Bowell, Minister of Customs acknowledging receipt of communication from Council re duty on lead. Filed. From Alexis Tremblay and James Clandenning asking for an enquiry into the awarding of the contract for the clearing of the East Park. Filed. From R. E. Palmer resigning his position as City Engineer (Assistant). Filed. [volume 3 page 300] From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. asking if it was the intention of Council to have hydrants on Princess St. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From the City Clerk informing Council that the Mayor wished the several Committees to make provision for signing requisitions for supplies as he no longer intended to do so. Referred to the different Committees. From Geo. D. Law asking for information regarding the Country. City Clerk instructed to reply. Reports Finance No 5 The Finance Committee met on Friday February 21st 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Costello and Fox. We beg to report that a communication has been received from Mr. John Dyke, Government Agent, Liverpool England, enclosing a list containing the names of 350 Working Men’s Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland and advising that copies of our leading papers be sent to each of these clubs for one year. Your Committee to further this object has ascertained that copies of the Weekly World and News Advertiser can be obtained for one year at $1.00 per year respectively with postage prepaid and copies mailed each week to addresses furnished. The World Printing and Publishing Co will furnish its Christmas Number and a map embracing a bird’s eye view of the City for ten cents a copy extra. Although the Committee is thoroughly in [volume 3 page 301] Accord with the scheme as an

Robert Hemphill new Pound Keeper at $420 per year – March 3, 1890

Cattle shed to be built in city Pound facility at a budget of $35. Robert Hemphill to be appointed pound keeper at a salary of $35 per month, he to furnish his own horse and “devote his whole time to the business”. He is also to retain the fines he collects. Alderman Horne cleared of charges regarding the construction of a footpath in front of his property. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 310-319 [volume 3 page 310] Vancouver March 3rd 1890. The Council met on Monday March 3rd 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Mason and Doering. Moved by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Costello. That Alderman Horne be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From J. H. Carlisle, Chief of Fire Brigade informing Council that the Fire Alarm was ready for testing. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From H. B. Small, Department of Agriculture acknowledging resolution of Council re Quarantine Station at Vancouver. Filed. Mrs. E. Salsbury re the building of a wing to the City Hospital. Referred to Board of Health. From J. A. Mara, M. P. acknowledging receipt of Communication re Quarantine Station at Vancouver. Filed. From Geo Stevens in reference to Electric Bells in City Hall. Referred to Finance Committee. From Wm. Power et al in reference to the [volume 3 page 311] construction of a sidewalk on the West side of Granville St. Referred to Board of Works. From J. W. Armstrong et al praying for the improvement of Homer St. Referred to Board of Works. From D. J. R. Cameron resigning the position of police officer. Filed. From J. J. Blake asking Council to pay over $139.98 said to be due J. M. Stewart ex-chief of Police for salary. Referred to Police Committee. From Messrs Leamy & Kyle asking the City to bear half of the cost of constructing a bridge across False Creek from the foot of Cambie Street. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports Finance No 6 The Finance Committee met on Friday February 28th 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Garden, Fox, Costello and Mason. We beg to recommend: 1. That the sum of two thousand dollars be placed to the credit of the Mayor to be expended in paying the expenses of his office and if any balance remains unexpended that it remain in the City Treasury. 2. That the following accounts be paid: Black & Wilkinson Livery, $18.20 [volume 3 page 312] G. Hamersley, Refund $200.00 News Advertiser, Envelopes 6.00 3. As instructed by the Council this Committee has looked carefully into the charges made against Alderman Horne by a correspondent in the World Newspaper and finds that Similar transactions as those charged to him have been passed by the Board of

Isaac Hallet new Police Magistrate at $1,500 per year – March 17, 1890

(Special Meeting) After three rounds of balloting, it was agreed that Isaac H. Hallett be appointed Police Magistrate at a Salary of $1,500.00 a year on the conditions that “he shall not begin or carry on any law practice nor enter into legal partnership but that he be allowed to hold consultations where the City is in no wise interested”. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 264-275 [volume 3 page 320] Vancouver March 17th 1890 A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Monday March 17th 1890 at 3 P.M. to consider the appointment of a Police Magistrate. Present His Worship, the Mayor and the full Board of Aldermen. Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the selection of Police Magistrate be made by ballot. Carried. Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Sentell. That I. H. Hallet be appointed Police Magistrate at a salary of $1,500.00 a year and that he be required to give up all practice & forbidden to enter into partnership. [volume 3 page 321] Vancouver March 17th 1890 A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Monday March 17th 1890 at 3 P.M. to consider the applications for the position of Police Magistrate. Present His Worship, the Mayor and full Board of Aldermen. Moved by Alderman Horne, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Selection of Police Magistrate be made by ballot. Carried. The Council then proceeded to a ballot and after the third round Mr. Isaac H. Hallett was found to have a majority of the Council. It was then moved by Alderman Howe, seconded by Alderman Sentell. “That Isaac H. Hallett be appointed Police Magistrate at a Salary of $1,500.00 a year on the conditions that he shall not begin or carry on any law practice nor enter into legal partnership but that he be allowed to hold consultations where the City is in no wise interested.” Moved in Amendment by Alderman Fox, seconded by Alderman Costello. That the Salary be fixed at $1,200.00 a year with the same conditions attached. Amendment lost, motion carried. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Labor wants nine hour day, no chain gang on city contracts – March 17, 1890

Letter received from Joseph Dixon, President of the Trades and Labor Council asking the Council to discontinue Prison Labor on the Streets and to reduce the time of corporation Day Laborers to nine hours. Arrangements for the Roger’s Sugar Refinery are moving rapidly. The CPR has given rights to 200 feet of shoreline and will install a railway siding to the facility; the City engineer to arrange for the clearing, grading and filling of the land. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 264-275 [volume 3 page 322] Vancouver March 17th 1890 The Council met on Monday March 17th 1890 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Garden, Horne, Sentell, Fox, Costello, McLeod, Doering and Mason. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Robert Wells, Stratford, Ontario applying for the position of electrician. Filed. From the Hon. John Carling acknowledging receipt of resolution re Quarantine Station at Vancouver. Filed. From the H. Abbott agreeing to put a siding into the sugar refinery grounds when required. Filed. From Hanson Bros. re tendering on $10,000 worth of City Bonds. Filed. From W. H. Wood asking that certain trees be cut down on Chilco Street. Referred to the City Engineer. From J. M. Bowell Collector of Customs in reference to the seizure of the Fire Alarm Boxes. Referred to Finance. From Alex Tremblay in reference to the East Park contract. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 3 page 323] From Wm. Bailey in reference to a nuisance on Georgia Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From W. Bredemeyer asking the City to purchase his collection of Specimens. Referred to the Finance Committee. From A. J. Alcock et al and Thorpe & Co. et al asking the Council to take steps to prevent the erection of a tannery on a creek in 200A & 301. Referred to Health Inspector & City Solicitors. From H. B. Small acknowledging receipt of resolution re Immigration sheds. Filed. From J. J. Blake notifying Council that an Injunction would be applied for to prohibit the execution of the East Park Contract. Referred to the City Solicitor. From J. A. Russell enclosing report of the Free Reading Room. Filed. From Joseph Dixon, President of the Trades and Labor Council asking the Council to discontinue Prison Labor on the Streets and to reduce the time of corporation Day Laborers to nine hours. Referred to the Police and Board of Works. From Richard T. Robinson in reference to the North Arm Road. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Gavin et al petitioning for the improvement of Dufferin Street. Referred to the Board of Works. [volume 3 page 324] From Thos. Hooper asking for a permit to construct a basement 10 feet under Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Webster and Edmonds asking

Fire alarm boxes received at customs – March 24, 1890

Fire alarm boxes ordered by the City and shipped from San Francisco have been confiscated by Customs. City authorizes $1,140.50 in customs be paid to release the shipment. Board of Health has mediated a dispute regarding a tannery proposed by dry goods merchant Charles M. Strutt. Some prospective neighbours oppose it; others are “praying” that it be allowed. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 333-339 [volume 3 page 333] Vancouver March 24th 1890. The Council met on Monday March 24th 1890. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Mason and Doering. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From the City Solicitor advising that the Council could proceed with the contract with Messrs McDonald and Barton for the improvement of the Hastings Park. Filed. From the City Solicitor advising Council in the matter of J. M. Stewart, ex Chief of Police. Filed. From Isaac H. Hallett accepting the position of Police Magistrate under the conditions passed by Council. Filed. From the Hackmen of the City requesting the Council to appoint a Committee to confer with them in the matter of rates. Referred to Police Committee. From the City Solicitor advising the Council to have a report made on the present Water Works System to ascertain if it would be in the interest of the City to purchase it or not. Referred to the Water Works Committee. From Ellis & Co. Toronto offering to sell the City a clock. Referred to the Board of Works. [volume 3 page 334] From F. S. Timberlake et al praying Council to open up a Street between the District Lots 183 and 184 thence west on Ninth Avenue to Westminster Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From Phillip Mager on the subject of Boulevarding. Referred to the Board of Works. From D. Oppenheimer, President of the Vancouver Improvement Company notifying the Council that a deed was being prepared for Block 47, District Lot 181. Referred to Sugar Refinery Committee. From A. O. Leask et al praying for the improvement of Bute Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. F. Galbraith et al praying for the improvement of Thurlow Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From M. J. Henry et al praying Council to allow of the tannery being erected in the place selected by Mr. Strutt. Referred to Board of Health. From J. H. Carlisle et al praying for the improvement of Robson Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Chas. H. Strutt asking for a free site for the Tannery. Referred to B. of Health. Reports Works No 8 The Board of Works met on Thursday [volume 3 page 335] March 20th 1890. Present Aldermen Horne, Browning, Sentell and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That the Y. M.

Hack (horse-drawn taxi) fares standardized – March 31, 1890

Representatives from the Hackmen have met with Police Committee and set standard fares to apply at all times except public holidays. Health department has tested the milk supplied to the Hospital and determined it is not up to the specified standard. Another supplier will be selected immediately. City forms a strongly-worded motion about proposed tannery, advising that the by-laws against “fouling streams of fresh water” within the city would be firmly enforced. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 340-346 [volume 3 page 340] Vancouver March 31st 1890 The Council met on Monday March 31st 1890 at 8 P. M. Present Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, Doering and Mason. Moved by Alderman Garden, seconded by Alderman Fox. That Alderman Browning be appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. A deputation from the Board of Trade consisting of Messrs Ceperly, McLagan, Cope and McGowan appeared before the Bar of the Council to impress upon them the necessity of taking immediate steps towards placing the North Arm Road in a fit condition for travel. After hearing the views of the deputation it was moved by Alderman Fox seconded by Alderman Sentell. That a Committee consisting of Aldermen Fox, Sentell, Carroll, Garden and McLeod be appointed to confer with the Canadian Pacific Ry Co and the Provincial Government with a view of having the North Arm Road South of Granville Street Bridge placed in proper condition for travel. Carried. Communications From John Wright, Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council impressing upon Council the wisdom of enforcing the Sabbath By-Laws. Filed. [volume 3 page 341] From the Collector of Customs notifying the Council that he had released the Fire Alarm Boxes from Seizure. Filed. From the City Solicitor furnishing the Aldermen with copies of the Amendments to the Charter as passed. Filed. From Thos. A. Fee et al praying for the improvement of Homer Street. Referred to Board of Works. From H. A. Jones et al in reference to the resurvey of 264A. Referred to Board of Works & City Solicitor. From John Abell asking if the City will require Steel pipe. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. Connacher asking for an extension of time for the completion of his contract on Robson Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Fred S. Clarke et al praying for the improvement of Robson Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. Parker et al praying for the improvement of Seymour Street. Referred to the Board of Works. Reports Police No 5 The Police Committee met on Tuesday March 25th 1890, Present Aldermen Costello, Carroll, Mason [volume 3 page 342] and Sentell. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: David Evans, Overcoats $150.00 Telephone Co. 8.75 M.

Alderman Browning OK to serve as sugar company director – April 14, 1890

Alderman J. M. Browning, elected President of BC Sugar Refining Company, to whom Council has granted a sizeable bonus, assured that “his being a Director in said Company in no way disqualifies him from serving as an Alderman”. O. W. Ellison awarded contract for supplying milk to all departments of the city at 23 cents per gallon. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 347-356 [volume 3 page 347] Vancouver April 14th 1890 The Council met on Monday April 14th 1890 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Before the business began Alderman Browning rose to a question of privilege and asked to be allowed to explain a few things in connection with his election as President of the Sugar Refinery Co. He said that after accepting this position he found a clause in the Charter which lead him to doubt whether he would not either have to resign his position as an Alderman, or as a Director of the Company and notwithstanding the fact that his fellow Aldermen had insisted that his Directorship did not affect his position as an Alderman he had obtained the advice of the City Solicitor and received the assurance that the appointment did not affect his position as an Alderman. The communication of the City Solicitor was received and filed. Communications From A. A. Andrews, Winnipeg notifying the Council that he had appointed Messrs Morgan, Chipman & Co his agents in Vancouver. Filed From H. E. Moffat, Secretary of the World Exhibition Chicago asking for a copy of the Endorsation by the City [volume 3 page 348] Council of Vancouver of the World’s Exposition of 1893. City Clerk instructed to look the matter up and reply. From the City Auditor furnishing reports for January, February and March. Referred to Finance Committee. From John Irving, President of the Vancouver Water Works Co. asking the City to guarantee an overdraft in the Bank for $50,000. Referred to Finance Committee. From the Hon. John Robson, informing Council that he had supplemented the City reward for information as to the murderers of Henry I. Sunbury. Filed. From the Duke of Connaught informing the Mayor that his stay could not be delayed in Vancouver. Filed. From the Clerk of the Municipality of Richmond enclosing a resolution from the Council praying that steps be at once taken to repair the North Arm Road. Filed. From R. T. Williams asking the City to purchase 200 copies of his Directory. Referred to Finance Committee. From Chas. H. Strutt, asking for a free site for the erection of a tannery. Referred to Finance Committee. From E. A. Snyder asking Council to take steps to compel the owner of a Lot 6 [volume 3 page 348]

Citizens must protect trees from stray animals – April 21, 1890

Request from Robert Dickie and others asking the Council to allow them to use the Common South of Nelson Street for herding their cattle. Meanwhile, “…while everything possible is being done by the Council to put a stop to animals running at large and damaging property, the citizens are urgently requested to have all trees planted in front of their property on the streets protected as said is not considered the duty of the Council.” This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 357-363 [volume 3 page 357] Vancouver April 21st 1890 The Council met on Monday April 21st 1890. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Doering and Mason. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Solicitor enclosing an amendment to the Pound By-Law. Filed. From Chas. A. Coldwell et al praying Council to abate the cow nuisance on the South Side of False Creek. Referred to the Board of Health. From J. J. Blake on behalf of Wm. Tierney warning the Council that a suit would be entered against them if Mr. Tierney’s cows were again interfered with. Filed. From J. J. Blake notifying the Council that a verdict of $50.00 was given in favor of McHugh. Filed. From Wm. Cowderoy complaining about the condition of the Sewer in B41, District Lot 196. Referred to Health Inspector. From the City Solicitor informing Council that they could not legally give away any land which has been registered as a public street. Referred to Board of Works. [volume 3 page 358] From H. G. & Clinton et al and the Vintners’ Association suggesting amendments to the Liquor License By-Law. Referred to the Licensing Board. From Robert Dickie et al asking the Council to allow them to use the Common South of Nelson Street for herding their cattle. Filed. From R. H. Alexander Secy of the Mainland Association inviting a delegation from the Council to accompany a delegation of the Mainland Association to Victoria to protest against the injustice done to the City and District in the Bill now before the House. Filed. Reports Finance No 10 The Finance Committee met on Friday April 18th 1890. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Garden, Fox and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That the following accounts be paid: A. P. Badger, Tracings $7.00 Crowder & Penzer, Coal 40.50 2. That the Police Magistrate’s Office be supplied with the most necessary law books and police court forms. 3. That the grant of $65.00 per month be continued to be made to the Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library but [volume 3 page 359] that no action be taken towards donating $200.00 for the purchase of books until the matter has been fully considered. 4. Re the communication of the President of the Vancouver

Changes to liquor license by-law – April 26, 1890
Changes to liquor license by-law – April 26, 1890

A Special Meeting was held to consider the liquor license by-law This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 364 only [volume 3 page 364] Vancouver April 26th 1890 A Special Meeting of the Council was held at 3 PM on Saturday the 26th day of April for the reading of the Liquor License By Law the second time and for its consideration in Committee of the Whole. Present His Worship the Mayor and the full Board of Aldermen. Moved by Ald. Horne seconded by Ald. Costello. That the Liquor License By Law be now read a second time by the title only. Carried. Moved by Ald. Browning seconded by Ald. Horne. That this Council do now go into Committee of the Whole on the Liquor License By Law. Carried. His Worship nominated Ald. Garden as the Chairman of the Committee who thereupon took the Chair and asked that the By Law be read and considered clause by clause. The By Law was then considered by clause by clause and the necessary arrangements made. The Committee rose, his Worship resumed the Chair and the By Law was reported complete. Moved by Ald. Carrall seconded by Ald. Sentell that the By Law be read a third time on Monday May 5th and that it received one day publication in a daily newspaper prior to that date. Carried. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Water Street property owners may be forced to fill in lots to the low water mark – April 28, 1890

Looking into whether the City “can compel the owners” of the lots in the low lands on the North side of Water Street in the Old Granville Townsite to “fill them up to high water mark to abate the disagreeable stench therefrom”. Lengthy list of estimates for street improvements for the year 1890 was reviewed by Finance Committee, then adopted. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 365-385 [volume 3 page 365] Vancouver April 28th 1890 The Council met on Monday April 28th 1890. Present His Worship, Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, and Doering. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From W. D. Haywood asking for the balance of his salary due. Referred to the Finance Committee. From H. T. Keefer and Sansom and Dawson in reference to the contract for the construction of the Market. Referred to Board of Works. From R. Mackay Fripp in reference to the lines on Dougall House corner. Clerk instructed to reply. From the Pound Keeper asking for an increase of salary. Referred to Finance Committee. From W. Bailey in reference to a nuisance on Thurlow Street. Referred to the Health Inspector. From Chas. H. Strutt asking for exemption from taxation for his tannery. Referred to Finance Committee. From J. H. Quigley Secretary of the Lacrosse Club asking Council to put the Recreation Grounds in order. Referred to the Board of Works. [volume 3 page 366] From James Allen et al asking Council to improve lane in Block 11, 196. Referred to Board of Works. From Malcolm McIntyre et al requesting Council to open up 13th Av from Quebec to Manitoba Sts. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. M. Robertson, Secy of the Medical Board furnishing a list of instruments urgently required at the hospital. Referred to Board of Health. Reports F. W. & L. No 6 The F. W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday April 23rd 1890. Present Aldermen Fox, Carroll, and Doering. We beg to recommend: 1. That T. Tilley be appointed ball man in place of J. Harvey resigned. 2. That the large team of horses be transferred to Fire Hall No 2 with the teamster and that the necessary alterations be made for their accommodation. 3. That the following accounts be paid: Vancouver City Foundry $8.43 Creighton & Fraser 1.65 Middler & Powe 1.50 P. P. Gendrean 2.50 Van Electric Mill Co. 296.45 Van Water Works Co. 47.05 John Scuitto 18.03 Thos. Dunn & Co. 141.25 H. McDowell & Co. 1.62 [volume 3 page 367] R. Rutherford $75.00 Royal City Planing Mills Coy 4.69 C. G. Johnson 25.00 Tye & Co. 10.56 C. M. Hawley 19.40 Crowder & Penzer 106.25 E. S. Scoullar & Co. 20.70 Sgd. J. M. Fox, Chairman Moved by Alderman Browning, seconded by

Fire department salaries established – May 5, 1890
Fire department salaries established  – May 5, 1890

Salaries set for 23 fire department employees ranging from $15 to $75 per month. All sewer connections to be seen by Health Inspector before pipes can be laid. C.B. Higginson receives contract for street sprinkling (to reduce dust) at $5.00 a day when required. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 386-393 [volume 3 page 386] Vancouver May 5th 1890 The Council met on Monday, May 5th 1890 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Horne, Garden, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Doering and Mason. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Patrick Fox et al, petitioning for a street light on the corner of Gore Avenue and Prior Street. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From Isaac Lo Smith Esq C. E. Portland, Ore and J. T. Fanning Eng C. E. St. Paul Min. declining on account of engagement to examine into the Work of the Vancouver Water Works Coy. Referred to Water Works Committee. From Chas. Desormier et al protesting against cutting down the hill on Princess St. Referred to Board of Works. From Davidson Bros. asking the City to purchase a clock for the Market. Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Solicitor advising the Council to pay J. M. Stewart $109.98 in full settlement of his claim for salary. Referred to Finance Committee. From the City Solicitor furnishing opinion on the Electric Light Contract. Filed. [volume 3 page 387] From Richd Gosse et al petitioning for a box drain on Keefer Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Joseph Griffith et al petitioning for a road to the North Arm by extending Westminster Avenue. Referred to Board of Works. From E. C. Britton et al praying Council to put Powell Street on line through Block 48, 181. Referred to Board of Works. From F. M. Webb, Secretary of a Public Meeting enclosing amendments proposed to Liquor License By-Law. Referred to License Committee. From Wm. Hamilton, Assistant Engineer asking for an increase of Salary. Referred to Finance Committee. From F. D. Boucher et al petitioning for a sidewalk on Davie Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Chief of the Fire Department petitioning for an increase of salary for himself and men. Referred to Finance Committee. Reports Works No 12 The Board of Works met on Thursday May 1st 1890. Present Aldermen Horne, Doering and Costello. [volume 3 page 388] Resolved. 1. That the Chain Gang be employed at once to grade the lane in Block 11, 196 and put box drains therein and if same is not completed within three weeks that tenders be called for completion of the same. 2. That contractors be notified to furnish split cedar instead of fir for covering box drains, same to be even and well jointed and at the

Public meeting will be held over July 1 celebration – May 13, 1890

Council, having reviewed the cost of last year's celebration, will hold a public meeting regarding this year's July 1 celebration. Mr. Herman Schussler, C.E of San Francisco to come to Vancouver to test the water works. Sansom and Dawson have replied “in insulting terms” to City Council’s letter about completion date of the Market Building. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 394-403 [volume 3 page 394] Vancouver May 13th 1890 A Special Meeting of the Council called for general business was held on Tuesday May 13th 1890. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello and Doering. Communications From the Mayor of Nanaimo, inviting the Mayor, Council and citizens of Vancouver to be present at Nanaimo on the 24th of May. Filed. From Herman Schussler Esq. C.E. of San Francisco informing Council that he would leave for Vancouver on the 12th inst. Filed. From Wm. Cargill, Secretary of the British Columbia Jockey Club, informing Council that the Club was incorporated and were now prepared to enter into a lease with the Corporation. Referred to Finance Committee. From the City Solicitor advising Council as to the course to be pursued in naming of Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From Messrs Crean & Fleming asking permission to move a building along Powell Street. Referred to Board of Works. From the Secretary of Vancouver Water Works Coy asking Settlement for rent of hydrants. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. [volume 3 page 395] From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Coy agreeing to supply water for street sprinkling purposes at 60 cents per 1000 gallons on condition that a competent man be appointed to turn on and off the hydrants. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From Messrs Blake & Magee claiming $7.50 for milk, unlawfully taken from Pat Carey’s cows and $25.00 for damages. Referred to City Solicitor. From W. H. Grassie et al asking to be allowed to compete for the furnishing of a clock. Referred to the Board of Works. From Boyd & Clandening notifying the Engineer that they had completed the clearing of the Sugar Refinery Site up to the line of Messrs Fraser & Murray’s work. Referred to Sugar Refinery Committee. From W. D. Burdis enclosing a statement of the accounts for July 1st celebration 1889. Referred to City Accountant. From E. Mohun in reference to defective Sewer connections at central school. Referred to Health Inspector. Consideration of Reports Water Works Committee The Water Works Committee met on Thursday May 8th 1890 at 3 P.M. Present Aldermen Garden, Browning, Costello and Fox. Communications were received from J. T. Fanning Esq C. E. St. Paul, and Isaac W. Smith Esq C. E. Portland informing [volume 3 page 396] the Committee that they would be unable to come to Vancouver to test the

City of Vancouver work day reduced to nine hours – May 26, 1890
City of Vancouver work day reduced to nine hours – May 26, 1890

Labourers for the Corporation of the City of Vancouver’s work day reduced from ten to nine hours daily. The fountain donated to the City by the Foundry and Machine Shops to be located at the corner of Hastings and Carrall Streets, on the land given to the city by the CPR for that purpose. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 404-414 [volume 3 page 404] Vancouver May 26th 1890 The Council met on Monday, May 26th 1890 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Doering and Mason. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Wm. Hamilton, Fireman Fire Hall No 2, resigning his position and asking for an acknowledgement of his services. Referred to the F. W. & L. Committee. From McPhillips & Williams asking for damages on account of J. H. McMillan for depreciation of property in the vicinity of Morgue. Referred to City Solicitor. From Bewicke & Wulffsohn enclosing petition praying for a box drain on the lane South of Georgia St. between Howe & Hornby Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From John Irving President Vancouver Water Works Coy, enclosing an invitation from the American Water Works Association to be present at their annual meeting in Chicago on May 20th 1890. Referred to Water Works Committee. From the Secy Vancouver Water Works Coy acknowledging receipt of letter [volume 3 page 405] from the City Clerk requesting that Mr. Schussler be allowed every facility for testing the Water Works. Filed. From Peter Atkinson et al Corporation laborers asking Council to reduce the hours of labor from 10 to 9 hours. Referred to Board of Works. From Andrew C. Muir on behalf of M. G. McLean holding the City responsible for detention of wood cut on the cemetery grounds. Referred to City Solicitor. From John Devine et al asking for a Street Light on the corner of Carl and Princess St. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From Wm. Campbell, Manager San Juan Lime Coy, calling attention to the fact that the piece of land to be received by the Coy in exchange for that given to the Sugar Refinery Co. was not being raised to the level of the lime yard as stipulated and agreed upon. Referred to Sugar Refinery Committee. From G. Shelton, et al praying that the lane in Block 2, 185 be opened up for traffic. Referred to Board of Works. From Hanson Bros. Montreal asking for information as to population etc of Vancouver. City Clerk instructed to reply. From Hanson Bros. confirming tenders sent by telegram. Filed. [volume 3 page 406] From Chas. A. Coldwell asking to be allowed part of the old plank on Westminster Avenue to lay a sidewalk on 8th Av. Referred to F. W. &

Dogs running without a license will be seized – June 2, 1890

All unlicensed dogs running at large to be seized. Request from G. Perrie & Matsado Sora Kiche asking Council to cancel the License imposed on wrestlers. Aldermen Doering, Costello, Horne, Sentell and Browning form a committee to look into increasing the number of city Wards. City to specify in its public works contracts that all mechanics and labourers be limited to a nine hour day. Any violation of these limits would nullify the contract. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 264-275 [volume 3 page 415] Vancouver June 2nd 1890 The City Council met on Monday June 2nd 1890 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Sentell, Fox, Costello, McLeod and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From A. J. Paterson et al praying for the improvement of the lane in Block 41, 196. Referred to Board of Works. From R. B. McMicking, Victoria agreeing to furnish a Bond to Support Guarantee given by the California Electrical Coy re Fire Alarm. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From the Secretary Vancouver Water Works Company acknowledging receipt of Communication from the City Clerk re hydrants. Filed. From Messrs Tuck & Black giving notice that a Mechanics Lien had been filed against Alfred Bunker to enforce claims of certain workmen engaged in clearing the cemetery grounds. Referred to Board of Works & Solicitor. From W. S. Gore, Surveyor General acknowledging receipt of a resolution sent by the City Council re extension of Westminster Avenue to Cemetery. Referred to Board of Works. From the City Solicitor giving an opinion on the hydrant question. Referred to F. W. & L. [volume 3 page 416] From F. C. Cotton and Wm. Cargill on behalf of the Jockey Club giving a description of the property required for a Race Course in the East Park. Referred to Special Committee. From the President Vancouver Water Works Co asking for a copy of Schussler’s Report on his Water System. Filed. From Wm. Cargill, Secretary to the British Columbia Jockey Club asking for the improvement of Howe Street for a Race Track on the 2nd of July. Referred to Board of Works. From John Clough asking for an increase of Salary. Referred to Finance Committee. From H. Rhodes in reference to the Survey of a Lot in Cordova Street between Abbott & Cambie Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From Leamy & Kyle in reference to certain changes in Cambie Street Bridge. Referred to Board of Works. From G. Perrie & Matsado Sora Kiche asking Council to cancel the License imposed on wrestlers. Referred to Police Committee. Reports Works No 15 The Board of Works met on Thursday [volume 3 page 417] May 29th 1890. Present Aldermen Horne, Browning, Sentell and Costello. We beg to recommend: 1. That Messrs Leamy &

No dumping off the Granville Street Bridge – June 16, 1890

Chief of Police to post signs on the Granville Street Bridge to prevent dumping off the bridge. Pound keeper’s salary increased to $60 per month to cover extra duties. C.B. Higginson to be paid $5 per day for street sprinkling or other work required by the City Engineer. Miss Swan’s salary as secretary, however, to be reduced to what it was before the Finance Committee increased it. A. Williams filed a suit on Council regarding the Morgue “nuisance” (unpleasant odour). This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 427-436 [volume 3 page 427] Vancouver June 16th 1890 The Council met on Monday June 16th 1890 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Horne, Garden, Sentell, McLeod, Costello and Mason. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From J. A. Russell, Secretary of the Vancouver Free Reading Room furnishing Monthly Report. Filed. From C. B. Higginson drawing attention to the Street Sprinkling Contract. Filed. From T. O. Townley informing Council that 13th Avenue was not registered. Referred to B of Works. From John Irving, President of Vancouver Water Works Co. informing Council that it would be impossible at this late day to alter the location of the second main. Referred to Water Works Committee. From Geo. D. Johnston Esq. MD. Accepting the position of physician on Medical Staff. Filed. From Hanson Bros. re Vancouver Debentures. Filed. From A. Williams, serving a writ on Council on behalf of John McMillan on account of Morgue nuisance. Referred to City Solicitor. [volume 3 page 428] From Sam Beaumont et al praying that Princess Street be graded to Boundary Av. Referred to Board of Works. From L. G. McPhillips requesting the Council to settle the cost in the suit of McHugh vs the City and Dunn & Miller. Filed. From L. Provis Wickam et al asking for an accurate survey of certain land on Mount Pleasant. Referred to Board of Works. Reports Works No 16 The Board of Works met on Thursday June 5th 1890 at 3 P.M. Present Aldermen Browning, Doering, Costello and Sentell and Alderman Costello in the Chair. We beg to recommend: 1. That Mr. E. Mohun be paid $450.00 on account of Commissions for Sewers provided the Accountant certifies the same to be correct. 2. That the Chief of Police be notified to put notices on Granville Street bridge to prevent the dumping of night soil and other refuse matter over said bridge. 3. That Alderman Costello engage a suitable man to assist in superintending the streets and sidewalks under contract as there are so many under way at the same time that it is impossible for one man to oversee the work. 4. That the Pound Keeper’s wage be increased to $60.00 per month in consideration of extra services required from him and that the City Engineer give

License fees for wrestlers reduced to $10 per show – June 30, 1890
License fees for wrestlers reduced to $10 per show – June 30, 1890

License fees for wrestlers reduced to $10 per exhibition. Cemetery caretakers’ salary increased to $50 per month. $1,000 set aside for Dominion Day celebration July 1. Council accepts “kind invitation” to be present at sod turning ceremony for future Temperance Hall. $750 granted to hospital for surgical instruments, but medical staff urged to keep some money on hand for “future urgent needs”. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 437-449 [volume 3 page 437] Vancouver June 30th 1890 The Council met on Monday June 30th 1890. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello & McLeod. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From C. G. Johnson enclosing $45.25 being the proceeds of an excursion for the benefit of the hospital. Filed. From S. Gough City Clerk of Nanaimo accepting invitation from the celebration Committee and the Mayor to be present on the 1st of July. Filed. From R. G. Tatlow one of the Park Commissioners and the City Solicitor in reference to the removal of Chinese Squatters from Stanley Park. Referred to Health Inspector. From H. T. Ceperley, Secy Treasurer of the Vancouver Gurney Car Co. requesting the Council to set aside Abbott Street as a cab stand and plank the street full width. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. E. McKee et al requesting the Council to have a draw put in the bridge to be erected across False Creek. Referred to Board of Works. From J. S. Magladry et al requesting the Council to make an appropriation of [volume 3 page 438] One thousand dollars towards the maintenance of the land. Referred to Finance Committee. From A. H. B. MacGowan, Secretary of the celebration Committee requesting Council to make an appropriation of $1,000 for Dominion Day Sports. Filed. From John Boultbee claiming a settlement on account of Jackson Abray. Referred to Finance & City Solicitor. From Dr. Beckingsale accepting the position offered him on the Hospital Medical Staff. Filed. From H. Stanton Secretary to the Lieu Governor acknowledging receipt of resolutions re Court House and Registry Office. Filed. From The British Columbia Sugar Refining Co Ld. et al praying Council to place a Street Light near the Refinery. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee. From J. H. Carlisle Chief of the Fire Brigade requesting Council to furnish the Firemen Uniforms. Filed. From John M. Duval inviting the Mayor and Council to be present at the turning of the first sod of the Temperance Hall. Filed. From the Matron of the City Hospital asking for an increase of salary. [volume 3 page 439] From C. Whetham and Co. asking the City to purchase a street sweeping machine. Referred to Board of Works. From W. P. West Pound Keeper furnishing Monthly Report. Filed. From John Percival et al requesting council to

City band gets $400 for musical instruments – July 14, 1890
City band gets $400 for musical instruments – July 14, 1890

$400 set aside to purchase musical instruments to form a city band as petitioned. City was advised by legal counsel to have the morgue moved away from its present location. As CPR has donated half a city block for a school in the eastern part of the City, Council decides to buy adjoining lots as a school recreation ground. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 450-465 [volume 3 page 450] The Council met on Monday July 14th 1890 at 8 P.M. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, Mason and Doering The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Solicitor: Submitting Market By-Law. Filed From the City Solicitor: giving an opinion re Closing Barber Shops on Sundays. Referred to Finance Committee From the City Solicitor informing Council that they acted legally in stopping the Salary of Abray. Filed From D. J. McDonald asking payment for work done on City Wharf last year. Referred to Finance Committee From M. J. Henry et al Market Gardeners requesting to have an interview with the Council re the Market By-Law. Referred to Police Committee From C.S. Douglas, Sec’y of the Vancouver and Lulu Island Electrical Railway and Land Improvement Company asking Council to grant them the privilege of running their St Ry through certain streets. Referred to the City Solicitor [volume 3 page 451] From J. S. Magladry et al complaining about their water supply being cut off on Princess Street. Referred to the Board of Works From H. L. Ceperley, Secy Treas. Of the Street Ry Co. asking permission to extend their lines on Westminster Av to Ninth Ave thence along Ninth Av to Centre Street, thence along Centre Street to Granville Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Irving acknowledging resolution of thanks passed by Council re placing the steamer “Yosemite” at the disposal of the Citizens. Filed From Owen Evan Thomas complaining of the conduct of the Pound Keeper. Referred to Police Committee From the P.O. Inspector submitting an account for $1.25 for removing a Post Office Box on Granville Street. Filed From the Secy of the Vancouver St Ry & Light Co notifying Council that the lighting of the Streets under the new system commenced July 3rd 1890. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee From Thos. Fitzpatrick complaining about the conduct of the Pound Keeper. Referred to Police Committee From Hayes & McIntosh offering a site to the City for the erection of a Crematory. Referred to Health Committee [volume 3 page 452] From Wm. Barker et al praying Council to construct a sidewalk on Dunlevy Avenue from Hastings to Princess Streets. Referred to Board of Works From W. W. Johnson, Manager of Dun Lemain & Co regarding article in Journal of Commerce re Vancouver Business Houses. Filed

Police may keep all outside rewards – July 21, 1890
Police may keep all outside rewards – July 21, 1890

Rule 48 of the Police Regulations was amended so that Police Force officers be allowed to keep all rewards offered by persons outside the city for the arrest of criminals and runaway sailors. Several sites were proposed for a city crematory facility (for garbage burning, not for disposal of human remains). Committee decided to visit each site before deciding on one. Motion: “That the question of providing a place for Crazy George to locate his Shanty be referred to the Police Committee for action.” Carried! This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 466-476 [volume 3 page 466] The Council met on Monday July 21st 1890. Present: Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Doering and Mason. Moved by Alderman Garden Seconded by Alderman Fox That Alderman Browning be appointed Chairman during the absence of the Mayor. Carried The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Tully Boyce and Mayor Hilbert in reference to the Nanaimo strikers. Filed From the Deputy Provincial Secretary acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council re school grounds. Filed From B. T. Rogers acknowledging receipt of resolution re cutting down Boundary Avenue in rear of the Sugar Refining Grounds. Filed From Geo Nesbit et al praying for the grading of Homer Street between Davie and Drake Streets. Referred to Board of Works From the City Solicitor giving an opinion re the Survey of Streets [volume 3 page 467] Referred to the Board of Works From the City Solicitor re the test to the Sugar Refinery Lots. Referred to Finance Committee From the City Solicitor re the petition of the Lulu Island & Land Improvement Co. to run a Street Railway over certain streets in the City. Filed From the City Solicitor advising the City how to have lane closed in Block 74. District Lot 196. Filed From John Leask, City Auditor, submitting Auditor’s Report for April May and June 1890. Filed. From the Royal City Planing Mills Co. threatening to apply for an injunction unless a draw was put in Cambie Street Bridge. Filed From Shirley Keating, asking payment for expenses incurred in connection with a search party by order of the Chief of Police. Referred to Police Committee From H. F. Keefer requesting the Council to extend the sewer to the end of the lane in Block No 196. Referred to the Board of Works From Cruden & Robertson asking Council to lower the water pipes on Princess St. Referred to the Board of Works [volume 3 page 468] From D. Costumel asking Council to remit the taxes on the Vancouver Mfg & Trading Co’s property. Referred to Finance From Strathearn & Palmer offering to run out Victoria St. at $10.00 per day. Filed Reports Finance No. 19 The Finance Committee met on Friday July 18th 1890. Present Aldermen Browning Garden and Costello. We

Barbers clamour to re-open on Sundays – July 28, 1890

City barbers request to be allowed to re-open their shops on Sundays, and the request is seconded by the hotel keepers. Royal City Planing Mills objects to the Cambie Street Bridge being built without a draw (a section that can be raised or drawn aside). Dispute between the Athletic Club and the contractor selected to lay out cricket ground and lacrosse pitch at Stanley Park. Contractor claims work is complete; Athletic Club says not. $400 held back on contractors’ account until issue is settled. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland and Joy Marie Vasquez and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 477-484 [Volume 3 page 477] Vancouver July 28th, 1890 The Council met on Monday July 28, 1890 Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, Doering & Mason. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Robson Bros et al praying for the improvement of Harris Street. Referred to Board of Works From F.L. Budlong asking for the privilege of using Lots 12 to 15. B. 200A, as a site for a slaughter house. Referred to Board of Health From Walter Taylor asking that Helmcken Street be graveled Referred to Board of Works From M. W. Thain notifying the Council to stop dumping garbage in the Harbor. Referred to Board of Health From Andrew C. Muir asking the Council to arrange re wood on Cemetery Grounds. Referred to Board of Works From John Boultbee issuing a Summons in the Abray case. Referred to City Solicitor From F. C. Cotton, asking that the lane in Block 28. 541 be graded. Referred to Board of Works [Volume 3 page 478] From the Royal City Planing Mills Co giving notice of an application for an injunction to prevent the construction of Cambie St Bridge without a draw. Referred to City Solicitor From John Irving president of the Vancouver Water Works Co giving notice of an application for an injunction to prevent further action under By-Law No 101. Referred to City Solicitor From Messrs Tatlow & Spinks enclosing two accounts for expenses connected with fixing fences on Oppenheimer Street. Referred to Finance Committee From Wm Cargill Secy of the G. S. S. Co asking for a subsidy. Referred to Finance Committee From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co notifying Council that the Company would lower the water pipes on Oppenheimer and Princess Streets and look to the Council for repayment. Referred to the Board of Works From John Cooper, Engineer of Fire Hall No 2 asking for an increase of Salary. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee From F. W. Hart asking for further repairs to the North Arm Road. Referred to the Board of Works From W. Harrison on behalf of the Odd Fellows asking for a plot in the Public Cemetery for the Society. Referred to the Board of Works [Volume 3 page 479]

Garbage burning crematory urgently needed – August 4, 1890

City Clerk instructed to reply to Harbour Master’s complaint about the City’s dumping of waste into the harbour would soon be replaced by burning it. Burning site to be established along False Creek. Letter from John Crabb asking to be paid for burying a horse (!) in the cemetery. Odd Fellows organization allowed a separate location within cemetery. Distance allowed between graves to be regulated by the Health Department. Mayor and aldermen form a committee to review Royal City Planing Mills’ injunction against bridge across False Creek. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 3 pages 485-497 [Volume 3 page 485] August 4 1890 The Council met on Monday August 4, 1890 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Sentell, Fox, McLeod and Costello. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging receipt of a communication from Council re extension of Water Works system. Filed From the Vancouver Gas Co refusing to lower the Gas pipes on Oppenheimer St until the City acknowledged its liability in the matter. Referred to the Board of Works From. W. D. Wright applying for the position of Market Clerk. Filed From R. MacKay Fripp applying for permission to construct a small veneered building for sample rooms at Dougall House. Referred to Bd of Works From A. H. B. MacGowan Esq Secy Treas of the Fruit Growers Association inviting the Mayor and Council to be present at New Westminster on the 6th & 7th inst. Filed [Volume 3 page 486] From John Rounsfell petitioning for the construction of a sidewalk on Robson Street from Granville to Burrard. Referred to B of Works From Woods Turner & Gamble submitting tracing showing the width of the Blocks from Ninth Av south on Mount Pleasant Referred to the Board of Works From A. McEdwards et al petitioning for a sidewalk on Hornby Street from Pacific to Drake. Referred to B of Works From John Crabb, asking payment of $31.00 for watching wood. Referred to B of Works From F. Sargent et al petitioning for the grading of land in Block 20. 196 Referred to Board of Works From J. P. Smith et al praying for certain improvements on Seymour St. Referred to Board of Works From John Crabb asking to be paid for burying a horse in the Cemetery. Referred to B of Works From George Morley applying for the Reward for the information given by him in the Sunbury Murder Case. Referred to B of Finance From the City Solicitor asking for further instruction re the injunction on Cambie St Bridge. Referred to B of Works [Volume 3 page 487] From the City Solicitor informing Council that he had requested Mr. Blake to give an opinion on the Subsidy matter, as he was a Director in the Union S.

Rev. E. D. McLaren to head University of British Columbia – August 11, 1890

Rev. E.D. McLaren appointed the City’s representative to the newly-formed Corporation of the University of British Columbia. Council recommended that the Union Steam Ship Company be granted a subsidy of $250.00 per month to run the S.S. Cutch “or some other good boat” on the Vancouver-Nanaimo route, at least six days per week. Since the Park Commissioners had “no amount placed in the estimates” for buying or maintaining animals or birds in Stanley Park or elsewhere, no payments would be made for related expenses. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 01-08 [volume 4 page 1] Vancouver August 11th 1890 The Council met on Monday August 11th 1890 at 8 P.M. Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Caroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod and Mason. The Minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. Communications From Justice McCreight furnishing a copy of the order granted in the information restraining operations being proceeded with on Cambie Street Bridge. Filed. From S. Beaumont praying for the grading of Princess St. Referred to Board of Works. From Messrs Boyd and Clandenning acknowledging that they had made a mistake in the tender for the grading of Burrard St and asking that the contract be not awarded to them. Referred to Board of Works. From Frank Humphrey, Porter of the Hospital, asking Alderman McLeod to withdraw certain remarks made by him in reference to the hospital staff. Referred to Health Committee. From H. McDowell & Co protesting against paying their trade license. Referred to Licensing Board. From the City Solicitor informing Council that there was no process at present to cause the removal of Slaughter houses. Referred to Board of Health. [volume 4 page 2] From the City Solicitor giving an opinion in reference to the wood on the cemetery grounds, advising that the workmen should put a line on it. Referred to Board of Works. From the City Solicitor notifying the Council that the appeal of the Vancouver Water Works Co, restraining the Council from proceeding under By Law No 101 was dismissed with costs. Water Works Com. filed. From Wm Cargill Secy Union S.S. Co. withdrawing the application made for a subsidy for the Steamer Cutch. Filed. From B.T. Rogers, Manager of the Sugar Refinery Committee asking the Council to spend the balance of money due on clearing boulders from in front of the wharf. Referred to Sugary Refinery Committee. From J.J. Blake advising that the Council had his power to grant a subsidy to the U.S.S. Co. Filed. From John H. Bouchon applying for the position of Market Clerk. Laid on Table. From Yates, Jay & Russell claiming damages on behalf of Harry Arnold Reese for false arrest. Referred to City Solicitor. [volume 4 page 3] Reports Board of Works No 22 The Board of Works met on Friday August 8th 1890. Present: Aldermen Costello, Doering, Browning and

Morley gets $200 reward for info on Sunbury murder – August 25, 1890
Morley gets $200 reward for info on Sunbury murder – August 25, 1890

Chief of Police recommended George Morley for $200 reward for information on Henry T. Sunbury murder. Mr. Wetzler suggested that the nozzles of fire hoses should be furnished with a cut-off, so that when firemen entered a building the water need not be turned on until the actual location of the fire was ascertained. (!) The tender of William Murphy to supply police uniforms at $35.00 per suit was accepted. Council decided to proclaim Saturday September 6th ‘Labor Day’. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 9-25 [volume 4 page 9] Vancouver August 25th 1890 The Council met on Monday August 25th 1890 at 8 P.M. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello and Doering. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Park Commissioners notifying the Council that they would resist any interference of their rights as Parks Commissioners. Referred to Finance Committee. From C.D. Rand in reference to lowering the Vancouver Gas Co’s pipes on Oppenheimer St. Filed. From R.R. Lang, City Clerk of Stratford enclosing a resolution from the Stratford Council in reference Samuel R. Robb. Filed. From D. Carmichael and F. Loscombe applying for the position of Market Clerk. Laid on the Table. From Strutt & Co agreeing to remove the portion of their building on 12th Av. Filed. From J. R. Linton asking for a summons for parties who stole his property. Referred to Police Committee. From Alderman Horne asking for leave of absence. Filed. From Hon John Robson asking for a return of the Assessment of the City to be forwarded to the Imperial Government. Referred to Assessor. [volume 4 page 10] From A.B. Diplock et al asking for the improvement of Nelson St. Referred to Board of Works. From Rev. E.D. McLaren accepting the position to which he was appointed by Council on the British Columbia University Board. Filed. From the City Clerk of Port Arthur, asking for information in connection with Street Railway. Referred to City Clerk for reply. From F. Bowser asking that a certain tree be cut down on 6th Av. Referred to City Engineer. From H. B. Small, Secy to the Minister of Agriculture, asking the Council to furnish a cabinet of views of Vancouver for the Jamaica Exhibition. Referred to Finance Committee. From J. A. Fulton et al asking Council to appoint Saturday Sept. 6th a Public Holiday to be known as Labour day. Filed. From Mrs Webster asking the Board of Health to take into consideration the erection of a separate building for a women and children’s ward. Referred to Board of Health. Reports Police No 9 The Police Committee met on Tuesday August 12th 1890. Present: Aldermen Costello, Carroll and Mason. It was resolved: 1. That the following accounts be paid: [volume 4 page 11] L.S. Cook, Scavenger work $1.50 John McLaren, Fares

Street railway route revealed – September 8, 1890

Committee met with Street Railway Company and recommends the company be allowed to extend their line along Westminster Ave (Main Street) to Ninth Ave (Broadway), then west to Centre Street (Granville), then south to the Granville Street Bridge and across the bridge. The company had to construct an addition to the bridge on which to lay their track, and the overhead wire could not interfere with navigation when the swing portion of the bridge was open. The Street Inspector to hire “such help as is necessary” to flush surface drains at least once a month to keep the drains from “emitting nauseous odours detrimental to the health and comfort of the public” This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 26-38 [volume 4 , page 26] Vancouver September 8th 1890 The Council met on Monday September 8th 1890. Present: Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, Doering and Mason. Moved by Alderman Fox Seconded by Alderman Doering That Alderman Carroll be appointed Chairman. Carried. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From D. Stirling and James Bremner applying for the position of Market Clerk. Filed. From J. W. McFarland, Secretary to Vancouver Water Works Co, informing the Council that the Co declines to extend their distribution pipes until the matter now at issue between the City and the Co has been brought to a definite conclusion. Referred to W.W. Committee. From J. W. McFarland enclosing accounts for hydrant rent and asking for a settlement. Referred to F.W. & L. From the City Solicitor informing Council that he had forwarded resolution re Oppenheimer and Princess St pipes to Hon. A. M. Richards, Q.C. Filed. From the Pound Keeper furnishing monthly report [volume 4 page 27] From Bodwell Bros asking for a refund of $30.00 for constructing a fence on Oppenheimer St, made necessary by a change of grade. Referred to Board of Works From James Morrison offering to sell as Crematory site in Block 7 264A. Referred to Crematory Committee. From A. C. Muir enclosing an account for $118.50 for wood claimed to be taken by the City from his client Dr. G. McLean. Referred to Board of Works. From Mrs. E. Gold asking for the street line of her lot on Water Street. Referred to Board of Works. From Goodwin and Wilkinson et al praying for the sidewalking of Robson St. Referred to Board of Works. From the City Auditor submitting Report for July 1890. Filed. From the City Auditor applying for an increase of salary. Referred to Finance Committee. From James Henderson submitting a sample of street numbers. Referred to Board of Works. From the Secy of the Board of Trade, enclosing a Resolution from the Board urging the Council to take steps for the thorough cleansing of the City. Referred to Board of Health. [volume 4 page 28] From Wm. Malkin asking permission

Council carefully review market by-laws – September 9, 1890

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 39 only [volume 4 page 39] Vancouver September 9th 1890 The Council met on Tuesday September 9th 1890. Present: Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod and Costello. Moved by Alderman Costello Seconded by Alderman Fox That Alderman Browning be appointed Chairman. Carried. Moved by Alderman Sentell Seconded by Alderman Costello That the Council go into Committee of the Whole on the By-Law governing and regulating the Market House and Place. Carried. Moved by Alderman Garden Seconded by Alderman Costello That the Market By-Law be read a second time. Carried. Alderman Sentell was appointed Chairman of the Committee of the Whole. Forty clauses of the By-Law were read in Committee after which it rose and asked leave to sit again. The Chairman resumed the Chair after which the Council adjourned to meet again on Wednesday Sept 10th at 4 P.M. D. Oppenheimer Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

City buildings to be numbered – September 15, 1890

Board of Works to undertake contract with Mr. Henderson to number all the buildings in the city, “provided the cost does not exceed 25 cents for each set of numbers.” The Finance Committee reports that “…a general view (photograph) of Vancouver on a large scale can be got up for about $150.” A number of deficiencies in the new Market Building were listed. It was agreed to hold back $175 from account with Mr. Keefer pending completion. George McKay appointed pound keeper in place of W.P. West, dismissed, and that a “distinguishing badge be furnished him” This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 40-51 [volume 4 page 40] Vancouver Sept 15th 1890 The Council met on Monday September 15th 1890. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Horne, Garden, Fox, Sentell, Costello and McLeod. The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From E. Mohun Esq Sanitary Engineer furnishing report on completion of sewers etc. Referred to the Board of Works. From W. Bredemeyer asking Council to entrust him with the custody of the City flags etc. Filed. From Mrs. E. Gold asking permission to make two openings in the sidewalk on Water Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From A.N. Richards Q.C. giving opinion as to liability of the City for lowering grades. Referred to Board of Works. From J.O. Le Cappillain et al asking that the lane in Block 2, Subdivision 185 be graded. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Harbor Master informing the Council that he was clothed with full authority regarding giving directions for the unloading of ballast etc. Referred to Board of Health. From the Secretary of the Vancouver Water [volume 4 page 41] Works Co enclosing accounts for lowering water pipes on Oppenheimer and Princess Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From Blake and Magee asking Council to pay for 11 hogs belonging to Lee Chung which were killed by the Police. Referred to the City Solicitor. From James McGeer asking Council to give instructions to have Westminster Road properly located between Blocks 133 A & E. Referred to Board of Works. From W.P West Pound Keeper demanding an investigation of the charges preferred against him. Filed. From D. G. McDonald asking the Council to grade or sidewalk Front Street in 200 A. Referred to Board of Works. From Deane & Searle et al asking to have the box drain in Block 4 O.G.T. connected with the box drain on Abbott Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From James Henderson offering to put up House Numbers as per sample for 25 cts for each house or store number. Filed. Reports F.W. & L. No 12 The Fire, Water and Light Committee met on Wednesday Sept 10th 1890. Present: Aldermen Fox, Carroll, McLeod [volume 4 page 42] and Garden. It was resolved: 1. That

CPR bridge must have a draw, Council affirms – September 22, 1890
CPR bridge must have a draw, Council affirms – September 22, 1890

The CPR bridge across False Creek "... offers a serious obstruction to the passage of steamers and sailing vessels." City to "communicate with" Canadian government to "cause" the CPR to either remove the bridge or "have a draw span inserted in same bridge." Board of Health recommended to next year's Council to set aside $2,500 to establish a hospital for women and children "as petitioned for by Mrs. Webster." Board of Works reported the Market Building almost finished. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 52-58 [volume 4 page 52] Vancouver Sept 22nd 1890 The Council met on Monday Sept 22nd 1890. Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Sentell, Fox, Doering, McLeod, Carroll, Garden, Mason and Costello. Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications were read From D. Robson, City Clerk, New Westminster inviting the Council to attend the Exhibition. From Ivan Busting asking to have Victoria Street graded. Referred to the Board of Works. From Rob’t Barker asking payment of an account of $25.15 for expenses incurred in repairs owing to change of grade on Oppenheimer St. Referred to the Board of Works. From D. McKay enclosing account against Murray & Fraser for work done on the Sugar Refinery. Referred to the Sugary Refinery Com. From G.H. Lockerly, on behalf of Zion Church, asking to rent the Market Hall. Referred to the Board of Works. From Elliott, Harris et al asking for a sidewalk on north side of Barklay [sic] St. Referred to the Board of Works. [volume 4 page 53] From Williams B.C. Directory Co. asking to supply the City with copies of the work. Referred to Finance. From Chas. H. Nye asking to be appointed Market Clerk. Filed. From A. St. G. Hamersley, City Solicitor, re Murray & Fraser’s contract as follows: “In answer to yours of the 18th Inst, the contractors having given up the contract before completion, the City should give notice to the sureties, calling on them to complete. There should then be a new contract entered into with the sureties to complete. When this is done the City will be in a legal position to deal with the sureties and pay them as the contract is completed.” Referred to the Board of Works. From the Free Reading and Library Committee asking for the use of rooms over the New Market Hall, and for an increase of grant to $100. Filed. From Hoffar, on behalf of Towne and Robinson asking permission to extend the foundation of their Hotel building under the sidewalk. Referred to the Board of Works. From J.A. Fulton, sec. Trades and Labor Council, calling attention to the fact that the by-law regarding street labor has been broken, especially the clause referring to nine hours work. Also asking that the Chinese be compelled to close their Laundries on Sunday. Referred to the Board of Works. [volume 4 page

Garbage burning crematory will cost $6,000 – September 30, 1890
Garbage burning crematory will cost $6,000 – September 30, 1890

Vancouver to contract with the Dominion Sanitary and Cremating Co. to build a garbage burning facility at a cost of $6,000. H.B. Warren appointed City Engineer. BC Government informs Council that Mr R.H. Alexander was appointed Reviser of Municipal Voters Lists for 1890. Police force to be issued rubber coats and boots "for use while on duty". This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 59-65 [volume 4 page 59] Vancouver Sept 30th 1890 The Council met on Tuesday Sept 30th 1890. Present: Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Browning Carroll, Garden, Sentell, Fox, Costello and McLeod. Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications were read from Cruden & Robinson asking payment of an account of $25.70 for fence on Princess Street. Referred to Board of Works. From the Secretary of the B.C. Agricultural Association inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to attend the Exhibition. Filed. From Secretary of the Water Works Co. calling attention to unpaid accounts for lowering pipes and hydrants. Referred to Finance and F. W. & Light. From S. Sheridan and W.T. Blair claiming $10 due from Leatherdale & McDonald. Referred to Board of Works. From Wm Webster notifying Council that after September $30 per month would be charged for use of Wharf for dumping purposes. Board of Health. From City Auditor enclosing statement for August. Filed [volume 4 page 60] F rom Hon. John Robson announcing that Mr. R.H. Alexander had been appointed Reviser of the Municipal Voters Lists for 1890. Filed. From A.H.B. MacGowan, sec. of Board of Trade requesting an interview with Council re False Creek. Filed. From William Seidelman wanting trees cut down in vicinity of lot on 18th. Referred to Board of Works. From D. Cartmel, Sec. of Mfg & Trading Co. re grade of Beach Ave. Referred to Board of Works. From H.T. Ceperley re sewerage on Alberni & Thurlow Streets. Filed. From Tatlow & Spinks et al asking for basement drain in Block 3 O.G.T. Referred to Board of Works. From City Solicitor giving opinion on Market and license bylaws. Filed. Reports Police The Police Committee met on Tuesday Sept 23. Present: Aldermen Costello, Sentell and Carroll. A communication was read from the Police force asking for rubber coats and boots for use while on duty. Alderman Carroll moved that the Police force be furnished with rubber coats [volume 4 page 61] and that tenders be called for same at once also for fire helmets. Carried. The following bills were recommended for payment: G.A. Calbick, Fares 3.00 J. McLaren, Fares 3.00 W.S. Cook, Scavenger 1.00 J. Foley, Dray 1.00 M.G. McLeod, Fares 9.00 V.W. Haywood, Fares, 4.00 J. McAllister, Supplies 18.25 Van Volkenburgh, Supplies 15.85 J. Scuitto, Supplies 56.34 O.W. Ellison, Supplies 1.80 W.S. Cook, Scavenger 1.00 J. Gibson, Fares 1.00 A.D. McPherson, Dray .50 J. Clough, Fares 4.00 signed M. Costello, Chairman On motion of Aldermen Garden and Costello

City Market rents established – October 13, 1890
market hall and auction shed 1895

Rents for the new City Market – five cents per front foot per day for a stall in the market building for a period of one month or more (six cents if for a period of less than one month, twenty cents per day for an outside stall or stand, ten cents per day for each horse, mule, cow, steer, ox or calf brought to sell, five cents per day for each sheep, lamb, hog, or pig. Correspondence from Miss Bowes asking Council to provide a separate apartment in the Jail for female prisoners. Board of Works…”strongly urge[s] the Council to… get rid of the present and rapidly increasing number of squatters along the shore of Burrard Inlet and False Creek. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 66-28 Vancouver Oct. 13th 1890 The Council met on Monday August [sic] 13, 1890 at 7.30 P.M. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Horne, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From George T. Craig requesting Council to have water course on Seventh Avenue in 264A put in its proper location. Board of Works. From M.J. Henry et al asking Council not to interfere with Westminster Road as at present located. Board of Works. From Geo. McKay, Pound Keeper furnishing his Monthly Report. Filed From W.J. Gallagher asking for a sidewalk on Hornby Street between Georgia & Dunsmuir. Board of Works. From Thos. Whetham et al petitioning for the clearing of District Lot 184. Board of Works. From Wm. Prentice requesting Council to spend the balance of the Sugar Refinery appropriation in clearing the boulders on the foreshore in front of the Co.’s wharf. Sugar Refinery Committee From the Miss M.S. Woodward asking for two weeks leave of absence. Filed From E. Mohun Esq. C.E. notifying the Council that all sewerage plans etc were left in the City office Finance Committee. From C.V. Knowdell et al praying for the improvement of the lane in Block 113, District Lot 541. Board of Works. From John Devine et al petitioning for the improvement of Princess St. between Jackson and Carl Avs. Board of Works. From A. Descovitch asking for the use of the Market Hall on the 23rd of Oct. and every second Thursday during the season for a Dance Hall. Market Committee From C.B. Birchall thanking the Council for the use of the Council Chambers for the British Columbia Building Association. Filed. From A. St. G. Hamersley advising the Council to tender the Vancouver Improvement Co. $15,000.00 for the Sugar Refinery Site and the return of the conveyance duly executed and stating that there was no necessity to pay interest. Finance. From F.M. Blomquist asking for the use of the Market Hall for a ball on the 30th inst. Market Committee. From Miss Bowes asking Council to provide a

McGeer vows he will close Westminster Road – October 20, 1890

Property owner James McGeer gave notice that he would close Westminster Road running through his property within ninety days unless some arrangement was made with him. Question of whether to omit taxes on improvements to existing real estate is deferred to next year’s Council. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 81-85 Vancouver October 20th 1890 The Council met on Monday October 20th 1890 Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Mason and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Geo. McKay, resigning the position of Pound Keeper. Filed. From Leatherdale and McDonald notifying Council that they had settled all claims for labor with Blair + Sheredins Board of Works. From J.W. McFarland, Secy of Vancouver Water Works Co acknowledging receipt of offer for the payment of 23 hydrants. Filed. From Wm. Smith, Dept. Minister of Marine acknowledging receipt of a communication from the City Clerk asking permission to construct a bridge across False Creek. Filed. From John Devine + Son asking that a stump be cut on 6th Av. City Engineer. From J.M Spinks asking that a crossing be replaced which was taken up from Pender St. Board of Works. From Drake Jackson + Co making a proposition on behalf of the Phoenix Water Works Co, to construct a system of Water Works. Water Works Committee From the City Solicitor furnishing copies of the City By-Laws. Finance. From Thos. Cyrs submitting an account for filling in on Water St and for work done on Cemetery through Madagan, whose time cheque be cashed. Board of Works. From the Market Clerk notifying the Council that the Market building was in a leaky condition. Market Committee From James McGeer giving notice that he would close Westminster Road running through his property ninety days from date except some arrangement was made with him. Board of Works. Reports Market. No 2 The Market Committee met on Saturday October 18th 1890. Present Aldermen Garden and Fox. It was recommended:- 1 That the Market Hall be rented to the Zion Church Congregation during the winter months for holding services on Sundays and that a charge of $25.00 per month be made for the use of such Hall for Sundays. 2 That a fee of $35.00 be charged to the Knights of Pythias for the use of the Market Hall for the 30th inst., the City supplying light; heat and seating accommodation, and further that the lower floor be given for refreshments purposes if not in use, for an additional fee of $10.00. 3 That the Market Hall be rented to the Loyal Orange Association for the 5th of November for the purpose of holding a ball, the rent to be $35.00 for the evening. 4 That the Market Hall be rented to the Comos [?] Club every second Thursday each month during

Cemetery Road to be made passable for “the upcoming wet weather” – October 27, 1890
Cemetery Road to be made passable for “the upcoming wet weather” – October 27, 1890

$3,500 allocated to make the Cemetery Road passable “so that funerals can reach the cemetery…in the upcoming wet weather.” Proposal received from the Phoenix Water Works Company to lay system of underground pipes for water supply. 62 electric lights, 400 chairs, and 3 stoves to be purchased for Market Building. Draft Agreement with the Street Railway prepared by the City Solicitor is approved This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 86-98 Vancouver October 27, 1890 The Council met on Monday Oct 27th 1890. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From the City Clerk notifying the Council that two claims for labor performed on the Market building were in his hands. Filed. From W.P. Patterson resigning his position as Police officer. Filed. From A.C. Muir, Solicitor for M.G. McLean, serving Summons on the City to appear to at a County Court to be holden at Vancouver on the 5th Nov to answer a claim for taking the plaintiffs wood. Referred to Board of Works. From W.B. Ferguson of Toronto, thanking the Council for considering his application for City Engineer. Filed. From F.M. Blomquist accepting terms imposed by the Market Committee. Filed. From H.B. Warren, City Engineer, giving report on the break on the pipe of the V. W. W. Co. Filed. From Hunt + Prosser asking for a crossing on Nelson + Hornby Streets. Board of Works. From M.C. McLean asking the Council to fix a street in 200a fronting Lot 3, Block 16. B of Works. From M.W. Thain Harbor Master notifying Council that there was a land slide at [incomplete sentence] From H. Abbott Esq. et al, asking Council to grant a Concert Hall License to Mr. Wm. Crickmay. Referred to Licensing Board. Reports Water Works. The Water Works Committee met on Tuesday October 21st, 1890 Present His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Garden, Costello and Mason. The following proposition was received from the firm of Drake, Jackson + Co:- Vancouver, B.C. October 20, 1890 To the Mayor and Council City of Vancouver. Gentlemen, On behalf of the Phoenix Water Works Company, it being their intention subject to approval by your Council to construct waterworks for the supply of the City with water, we beg to request that your Council will grant permission to the Company to lay pipes etc for the conveyance of water under the streets of the City, and to construct within the City Limits the necessary works for a water supply for the Residents of the City. In order that the works should be thoroughly good and worthy of the City in every respect and that the City should derive full benefit therefrom in consideration of the Company supplying the City free of charge with all water necessary for public purposes and for

Water Works price to be set at arbitration – October 31, 1890

The amount to be paid by the Vancouver for the Water Works to be determined by an independent arbitration. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 99 only Vancouver Oct. 31st, 1890. The Council held a special meeting on Friday October 31st 1890 for the purpose of considering the Report of the Water Works Committee. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod and Doering. The Report of the Committee read and laid over at a previous meeting of Council was considered and it was resolved. “That the amount to be paid as the value to the City of the Water Works Company’s plant and system, shall be fixed by arbitration. The arbitration to be held and conducted independently of the provisions of the either the Acts of the Incorporation of the City or the Company. That the City appoint one Arbitrator and the Company another, the two Arbitrators so appointed to appoint an umpire. The Arbitration to be closed within two months from the date of agreement to arbitrate. In the event of the Company agreeing to the above the City will pay 10 % on the amount awarded in addition by way of bonus to the Company. A reply is requested from your Company within a week from date, as the City has certain offers made for the construction of Water Works by another Company” Carried. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Library requests $125 per month – November 3, 1890

Mr. M.H. Hirschberg, President of The Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library requested $125 per month in order to rent a suitable room - $25 per month to rent a room and $100 for expenses. Decision referred to “Messrs Charles Whetham and F.C. Cotton…(Charles Whetham was a real estate broker and F.C. Cotton was the editor and manager of the News Advertiser). Communications from Belle Smythe and many others protesting against a license being granted to the Imperial Opera house to sell spirituous liquors. A fee of 25 cents to be charged for a printed copy of the City By-Laws. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 100-107 Vancouver November 3rd 1890 The Council met on Monday May Nov 3rd 1890. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Belle Smyth and many others protesting against a license being granted to the Imperial Opera house to sell spirituous liquors. Referred to Licensing Board. From Blake and Magee on behalf of Wm. Tierney asking for the balance of the extras due him on Beach Av. Referred to Board of Works. From the City Solicitor notifying the Council that the City was liable for the value of the hogs destroyed by the order of the Health Inspector. Board of Health. From C. Whetham + Co. agent – for the Citizens Fire Insurance Co notifying Council that the Policy for the Insurance of the Fire Hall would expire on the 19th of November and asking for a renewal. Finance From C.E. Pooley, Solicitor for the City in the case pending between the C.P.R. Co and the City notifying Council that the case was set down for trial on the 12th inst.. Referred to City Solicitor From the Caretaker of the Cemetery asking for repairs to his house. Board of Works From H.B. Hilton, representative of the Dominion Illustrated asking the Council to subscribe for copies of the paper. Finance. From the City Solicitor asking that all by-laws be submitted to him before being finally passed. Filed. From Alex McKay, Contractor on the Y.M.C.A. building agreeing to take down wooden building erected as a workshop, when required. Board of Works. From the Secretary of Board of Trade asking Council to proceed with the clearing of the East Park, as soon as possible. Board of Works. From Halley Bros. + Granville giving particulars of the views to be shown by them at the Jamaica Exhibition Finance. From the Chief of Police furnishing a list of the Street Lights out during the week. Referred to F.W. + L. From the President of the Vancouver Water Works Co. submitting a copy of a letter sent to the City Solicitor on the subject of the purchase of the Works by the City. Referred to Water Works Com. Reports. Market

Citizens Committee wants Market Hall entertainments three nights per week – November 10, 1890

Market Hall Committee to meet with Citizens Committee, who are asking for use of the Market Hall three nights per week to provide “free public entertainments such as lectures, music and debates”.  Mayor Oppenheimer anxious to have the east park (Hastings Park) cleared in time for the Exhibition of 1892. Council sends lengthy letter to the Vancouver Water Works, outlining unsuccessful negotiations to date to have the City Acquire the Water Works, and proposing Arbitration to settle the matter. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 108-119 [Vol 4 pg 108] Vancouver, November 10, 1890 The Council met on Monday, November 10, 1890. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Gordon, Fox, Sentell, McLeod and Mason. The minutes of last Special and regular meeting were read and adopted. Communication From His Worship the Mayor submitting a scheme for the purchase by the City of the Water Works, Gas Works, Street Railway and Electric Light. Finance Committee From H.S. Ceperley praying for a crossing on his road from Robson Street. Board of Works From A.H.D. McGowan, Secretary of School Board praying for a sidewalk on Smythe Street from Burrard to Granville. Board of Works From the Rev H.G.F. Clinton praying for the use of the Market Hall for the 18th inst. Filed From the Chief of Police furnishing the weekly record of street lights. Fire, Water and Light From the President of the Vancouver Water Works Co. acknowledging receipt of letter from the City Clerk re purchase of Water Works. Water Works Committee From Miss Bowes praying for a monthly grant in aid of the maintenance of a home for orphan children. Finance From the Rev. E.W. McLaren and W.H. Gallagher asking for the Market Hall, 3 nights each week for public debates. Filed [Vol 4 pg 109] From Alderman Horne enclosing communication from the Hon. John Robson, Provincial Secretary, regarding the Cemetery Road and Central Park. Board of Works From F.C. Cotton informing Council that a report would be made on the Free Reading Room by next meeting. Filed From His Worship the Mayor urging the Council to proceed with the clearing of the East Park so as to have same in readiness for the Exhibition in 1892. Board of Works From His Worship the Mayor drawing the attention of the Council to the necessity of taking steps towards laying down permanent streets in the business portion of the City. Board of Works. Reports Works No. 31 The Board of Works met on Friday, November 7th, 1890. It was recommended: - 1. That the following accounts be paid: - Alex McDonald, Burrard Street 180.00 Anderson & Yerex, South Park 257.62 D. Morgan, Victoria Street 396.90 D. McAlistair, Westminster Avenue 616.66 R.C.P. M. Co., Lumber 301.59 Leamy & Lyle 39.50 Van Gas Co. 63.80 Moodyville Saw Mill Co. Lumber 1.16 H.R. Dunn & Co. Scales etc. 208.75

Present street lighting is “unsatisfactory” – November 24, 1890

The Fire Water and Light Committee report suggests Council put the Vancouver Street Railway and Light Company on notice that the present lighting is unsatisfactory and the City does not intend to pay for any light which is out for more than one hour per night. The Finance Committee “unable to respond” to the Mayor’s Nov 10th proposal that the City purchase the Water Works, Gas Works, Electric Light and Street Railway, as the matter would require “grave consideration.” The Council is not in a position to approve the request of Miss Bowes to fund an Orphans’ Home, but strongly recommends it to next year’s Council. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 120-132 Vancouver, November 24, 1890 The Council met on Monday, November 24, 1890. Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello and Doering. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. COMMUNICATIONS From John Irving, President of the Vancouver Water Works Company and J.W. McFarland, Secretary, asking for one day’s grace for sending reply to the proposition from the City for the purchase of their Works. Filed From E.A. Brown, submitting an account for fixing fences etc. on Princess Street. Board of Works From the City Solicitor informing Council that the case of Abray vs the City was decided in favour of the City. Filed From Wm. Smith. Dep. Minister of Marine, acknowledging receipt of resolution re swing in C.P.R. bridge. Filed From C. Moyne, asking for a drain on Princess Street. Board of Works From Wm. Cargill, Secretary of the Union S.S. Co. notifying the Council that no dumping of any kind will be allowed over the Company’s Wharf after the end of the present month. Board of Health From Wm. Prentice, Secretary of the Sugar Refining Co. asking for a fire alarm box at their building. Filed From G.W. Ahearn, Secretary Vancouver Fire Underwriters Assn asking the City to purchase chemical engines etc. Fire, Water & Light Comm. From J.A. Fulton, Secretary Trades and Labour Council asking that the Chinese be prevented from plying their trade on Sunday. Police Committee From John Irving Esq., President of the Vancouver Water Works Company replying to the offer of the City of the 11th inst. re the purchase of their Works. Filed From F.C. Cotton submitting a report on the Free Reading Room and Library. Finance From the Chief of Police submitting weekly reports on the electric lights. F. W, and L. Committee From the City Auditor submitting report for September and October. Filed From Wm. Smith, Dep. Minister of Marine asking that detailed plans and specifications of the bridge across False Creek be furnished. Board of Works From E. Stevenson et al asking for the Market Hall on Wednesday the 26th inst. for political purposes. Filed From the City Solicitor asking for leave of absence. Filed From

Library budget increased, building planned – December 1, 1890
Library budget increased, building planned – December 1, 1890

Budget for library increased to $125 per month from $60. A Committee of four Aldermen and the Mayor find a site and develop a building suitable for a Reading Room, Library, Museum, and Lecture Room. Plan No 3 for Hastings Park Race Track was approved; the City Clerk to call for tenders to clear 15 acres for the grounds. A new By-Law regulating street numbering was declared complete. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 133-145 Vancouver Dec. 1st 1890 The Council met on Monday December 1st, 1890. Present Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Horne, Garden, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Mason, and Doering. Alderman Garden was appointed Chairman in the absence of the Mayor. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From the Chief of Police furnishing account of street lights for the week ending Nov. 29th. Filed From H. Abbott returning cheque for witness fees. Filed. From S. O. Richards asking for a cheque of $400.00 for Scuitto Corner. Finance From Dept Atty General enclosing an order from Justice Drake re entries in police book. Police. From Wm. Cargill, Secy Jockey Club, asking Council to have a lease for the Jockey Club grounds prepared under By-Law No. 91. Filed. From John Irving President of Vancouver Water Works Co. replying to resolution of Council of the 25th inst. re purchase of their works. Water Works Com. From C.M. Fowler furnishing monthly report of animals impounded. Filed. Reports. F.W. & L. No 15 The Fire, Water & Light Committee met on Wednesday November 26th 1890. Present Aldermen Fox, McLeod, Carroll, and Garden. It was resolved:- 1 That the following accounts be paid:- Van Elec Ry & Light Co. Lights $991.69 Viaduct Mfg Co. 61.10 Tye & Co. 1.90 I. Forbes. Horse shoeing. 3.00 Van Gas Co. 23.00 Crowder & Penzer. Coal 124.12 Creighton, Fraser & Co. 2.25 J. Scuitto Supplies. 11.85 E.S. Scoullar & Co. “ 13.50 A. Godfrey & Co. “ 2.75 J.M. Buxton. Coal. 24.00 E.S. Scoullar & Co. 7.60 2 That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be authorized to purchase two bed steads, mattrasses [sic] and six pair of blankets for Fire Hall No 2. 3 That the Van Elec Ry & Light Co be charged $2.00 each for lamp shades required by them. 4 That the resolution presented by the Underwriter’s Association be received and filed. 5 That the Chairman of the F.W. & L. Committee be instructed to examine and report upon the petition of A.E. Tregent etal re Street light on Nicola Street. 6 That the City Clerk be instructed to reply to the Vancouver Water Works Co re payment of 23 hydrants by referring them to former communications from Council on the subject. 7 That the Chief of the Fire Department be instructed to turn off the gas under the engine in Fire Hall No 1. during the wet season

Police, firemen to get free first aid training – December 15, 1890
Police, firemen to get free first aid training – December 15, 1890

St. Johns Ambulance Association offers free first aid training to police and fire departments. The Police Committee request that W.S. Patterson be authorized to receive and execute writs, rather than having to send for a writ to the Sheriff in New Westminster and wait for a reply. The Board of Works begins to consider paving the roads – a budget to be prepared comparing different grades of paving and the equipment necessary to carry out each grade. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 145-152 Vancouver Dec. 15th 1890 The Council met on Monday December 15th 1890. Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From Fred S. Clarke et al praying for the improvement of Robson Street between Nicola and Cardero Streets. Board of Works. From S.J. Emanuels, Hon. Scy. Treas. of St. Johns Ambulance Association informing Council that Wm. Brydone Jack would instruct the Police and Firemen free of charge provided the Council furnished the books and bandages. Finance. From Geo. W. Wesbrook asking for permission to connect his bath house with the Inlet by laying pipes thereto. Board of Works. From Henry Mutrie et al asking for a box drain on the west side of Cambie Street between Dunsmuir and Georgia. Board of Works. From R.B. McMicking informing Council that the Fire Alarm Box ordered would be forwarded as soon as possible. Filed. From J.J. Blake offering to assist in the preparation of the Agreement between the Vancouver Water Works Co, and the City for $100.00 Water Works Committee. From H. Connacher asking Council to pay the laborers on Harris St. Filed. From Wm. Cargill Secy. U.S.S. Co. notifying Council that no dumping would be permitted over the Company’s Wharf after the end of the week. Health Committee. From M.H. Hirschberg, President of the Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library reporting that he had concluded arrangements for enlarging the present premises and that the rent would be $25.0 per month. Filed. From J. Newbigging asking Council to have a tree cut down on Ninth Av near Block 123. 264 A. City Engineer. From Chas. E. Pooley reporting the settlement of the C.P.N. Co’s [Sint. ?] and enclosing his account. Finance. From the Chief of Police reporting upon the Street Lights. Filed. From A. Goldstein claiming $15.00 for loss of rent through defective condition of Princess St. Board of Works. From the City Engineer showing how the expenses of the Engineering staff can be reduced. Board of Works. From Frederick Taylor complaining about a dangerous tree on 10th Av. City Engineer. From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report on receipts. Filed. From D. VanDusen asking for the Market Hall for a concert on behalf of the Methodist Church. Filed. Reports. Finance No 30 The Finance Committee met on

Officer Grady injured on the job, receives full salary – December 22, 1890

No reduction be made in the Salary of Officer Grady, injured while helping the Chain Gang to remove a stump in one of the lanes of the City. Two miles of wire to be purchased to extend the range of the Fire Alarm. Lawyer Thomas Boultbee presents a request on behalf of the Chinese community that they be allotted a separate plot of land in the cemetery. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Chris Stephenson and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 153-163 Vancouver December 22nd 1890 The Council met on Monday December 22nd 1890 Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, and Doering. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From John Irving, President of the Vancouver Water Works Co. notifying Council that his Company were applying to parliament to amend their Act by repealing Section 35. Water Works Committee From the Harbor Master, and D. McPhaiden forbidding further dumping over the Union Steam Ship Co’s wharf. Filed. From Wm. Cargill, Secy of the Union S.S. Co notifying Council that his Company were prepared to make arrangements with the City for the dumping of garbage through their wharf for a monthly rental of $15.00. Health Committee. From Sydney. C.D. Roper, Compiler of Statistical Year Book asking for the population, assessment, and Debt of the City of Vancouver for AD. 1890. Referred to City Clerk From H. F. Keefer asking for balance on Market building same being now completed. Filed. From A. Gobeil, Secretary to Department of Public Works acknowledging receipt of Plans and Specifications of Cambie St. Bridge. Filed. From the Deputy Attorney General acknowledging receipt of Communication from Council on the subject of serving Summons in Vancouver and informing Council that the Sheriff had already given his officer in Vancouver full power in the matter. Filed. From James Watt, Desmoines Iowa, stating that Engle the Inventor and Thompson the builder of the Crematory would start from Vancouver on Saturday. Filed. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed. From G.W. Thomas reporting on the Market Receipts. Filed. From John Boultbee asking that a plot of land be set aside in the Cemetery for Chinese. Board of Works. From J.L. Franklin et al asking for a Sidewalk on Barnard St. Board of Works. From Bell and Miller, Members of the Institute of Civil Engineers, England, asking the Council to fix a time and place for meeting them when they will submit plans and specifications of the proposed graving dock to be built in Vancouver. Filed. Reports. Market No 6. The Market Committee met on Friday December 19th 1890. Present Aldermen Garden, Fox, and Costello. It was recommended:- 1 That the following accounts be paid:- Robertson & Co. fitting up Scales. $63.20 MacKay & Ross. Supplies 12.00 F.W. Hart. Chairs. 220.00 2 That the Zion Church congregation be allowed the use of

Council seeks company to build drydock for less than $100,000 – December 29, 1890, 10:00 am

A Special Meeting to resolve to offer financial incentive to any company who could build a “graving dock” (dry dock) for less than $100,000. A By-Law was drafted, and a date and time fixed for an election to ratify the By-Law. This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 164-165 [Vol 4 page 164] Vancouver December 29th 1890 The Council met on Monday, December 29, 1890 at 10 A.M. Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Fox, Sentell, McLeod, Costello, Mason and Doering. The proposed agreement between Mr Imrie Bell and the City of Vancouver for the construction of a graving dock etc in the city was considered and finally adopted by Council. It was then moved by Alderman Costello Seconded by Alderman Sentell That a By-Law be introduced authorizing Council to issue debentures to the amount of $100,000 for the bonusing of a Company who would construct docks etc costing not less than $100,000. Carried. The By-Law was accordingly introduced and read a first time. Moved by Alderman Carroll Seconded by Alderman Fox That the second reading of the By-Law be deferred until the Council met in the evening at the regular meeting. Motion lost. Moved by Alderman Carroll Costello Seconded by Alderman Doering That the By-Law be now read a second time. Carried. The By-Law was accordingly read a second time. The Council then went into Committee of the Whole, Alderman McLeod in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported back to Council as complete without amendment. [Vol 4 page 165] Moved by Alderman Costello Seconded by Alderman Doering That a By-Law be introduced to fix the time etc for holding an election on the By-Law to raise by way of debentures $100,000 for bonusing the proposed graving dock etc. Carried. The By-Law was accordingly read a first, second and third time and finally passed. The Council then adjourned. D. Oppenheimer Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Chinese citizens to be buried separately – December 29, 1890, 7:30 pm
Chinese citizens to be buried separately – December 29, 1890, 7:30 pm

Chinese community granted separate plot in Cemetery. Telephones needed to connect the Sheriff's office in Vancouver and in the New Westminster Courthouse to "facilitate the processes of the law." A clock to be placed on the Market Building tower, cost not to exceed $60.00 This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Arnold Silber original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pg 166-173 [vol 4 page 166] Vancouver December 29th 1890 The Council met on Monday December 29th 1890 at 7:30 P.M. Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod and Doering. The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From J. W. McFarland, Secretary of the Vancouver Water Works Company informing the Council that free water would be supplied to the fountain on Hastings Street and refunding $11.92 for previous rates paid to them. Filed. From Chas. Slade asking that certain trees be cut down on 14th Av in Block 111, 301.  City Engineer. From Chief of Police furnishing weekly report of Street Lights.  Filed. From W.P. West making certain charges against the Pound Keeper.  Board of Works. From Alfred Steigenberger asking that the City drain the water off his lot on 5th Av.  Board of Works. From G.W. Thomas reporting on the Market Receipts.  Filed. From A.J. Mouat, Secretary to the Vancouver Free Reading Room and Library submitting his Report for A.D. 1890 and asking that a Committee be appointed to take charge.  Finance. [vol 4 page 167] From Wm H.H. Johnson asking for a bonus for a varnish factory.  Finance Committee. Reports Finance No. 32 The Finance Committee met on Friday December 26th 1890. Present: Aldermen Browning, Garden and Costello. It was resolved: 1.       That Geo. F. Baldwin and Charles Tetley be paid $300.00 each and Thos. F. McGuigan $300.00 less the amount already received by him from Park Commissioners in lieu of an increase of salary from the beginning of the present year and that in future they be paid $125.00 per month respectively in consideration of Geo. F. Baldwin performing the combined duties of Treasurer, Assessment Commissioner and Collector, Charles Tetley that of Accountant and Thos. F. McGuigan that of City Clerk and Secretary of the Park Board. 2.       That the following accounts be paid: Drake, Jackson & Co, Law Costs                                                       $34.00 J.J. Blake, Legal Services                                                                       100.00 C.E. Pooley, Legal Services                                                                    75.00 Sgd. J.M. Browning Chairman Moved by Alderman Browning Seconded by Alderman Costello That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.  Carried. Crematory                                                                                                                                                         Report Some time ago the Council authorized your Committee to conclude arrangements with Engle Sanitary & Cremation Co for the [vol 4 page 168] erection of a Crematory furnace in this City and also to obtain a site for the same in a suitable position. In accordance with that resolution we invited Mr Engle to come to Vancouver and he arrived last Friday. He met your Committee on

Final reports received, Council of 1890 concludes – January 5, 1891
Final reports received, Council of 1890 concludes – January 5, 1891

Final committee reports and audit for 1890 received. Council then adjourned Sine Die. This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by Shirley Barnett original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 174 only [vol 4 page 174] Vancouver January 5th 1891 The Council for 1890 held its last meeting on Monday January 5th 1890 [sic] at 10 A.M. Present: His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer and Aldermen Browning, Carroll, Garden, Horne, Fox, Sentell, Costello, McLeod, Doering and Mason. Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Auditor furnishing the yearly audit for 1890. Filed. The Annual Reports of the Finance, Works, Health, FW&L & Police were received and filed. After the Reports were read His Worship the Mayor reviewed the duties performed by the retiring Council and thanked them for their services. It was then moved by Alderman Horne Seconded by Alderman Costello That the thanks of this Council be tendered to His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer for the able and courteous manner in which he has presided over the deliberations of Council during the past year. Carried. Moved by Alderman Mason Seconded by Alderman Costello That the following account be paid: Wm Templeton, Supplies $8.55 Carried. The Council then adjourned Sine Die.