Kip Woodward sponsored the Vancouver City Council minutes for 1892.

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Vancouver City Council 1892

Mayor: Fred Cope Aldermen: R. A. Anderson (Ward 1) H. E. Connon (Ward 1) Henry Collins (Ward 2) A. W. Scoullar (Ward 2)* H. R. McCraney (Ward 3) W. J. McGuigan (Ward 3) J. L. Franklin (Ward 4) Edward Odlum (Ward 4) J. J. Gavan (Ward 5) R. Mills (Ward 5) MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online], Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up, April 1, 2020

Last Year’s Civic Overspending Tops $66,000 – Jan 18, 1892

Newly-elected Mayor Fred Cope gave address. The Finance Committee, Standing Committee on Works, Board of Health, the Fire, Water & Light Committee, and the Market & Police Committee were established. Last year's Council and Committees overspent $66,000; $45,000 of which was on street improvements. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 627 – 631 Vancouver, January 18, 1892 [volume 4 page 627] The Council for 1892 held its first meeting at Monday noon January 18th 1892. Present: His Worship the Mayor Frederick Cope, and Aldermen R.A. Anderson, H.E. Connon, Henry W.J. McGuigan, H. P. McCraney, E. Odlum, F.L. Franklin, J. J. Gavin and Richard Mills. His Worship the Mayor opened the proceedings with the usual address after which it was moved by Alderman Collins, seconded by Alderman McCraney That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the purpose of striking Standing Committees for the year. Carried Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman. Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by Alderman Connon That the following compose the Standing Committee on Finance:- Aldermen Odlum, Aderson, McGuigan, Mills and Collins Carried Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Odlum That the following compose the Standing Committee on Works:- Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Franklin, Gavin and Scoullar. Carried Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Connon That the following compose the Board of Health:- McGuigan, Anderson, Odlum, Collins & Gavin. Carried[Volume 4 page 627] Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ McGuigan That the following compose the F.W. & L. Committee:- Franklin, Connon, Scoullar, McGuigan, and Mills. Carried Moved by Alderman Mills Seconded by “ McGuigan That the following compose the Market and Police Committee:- Collins, McCraney, Gavin, Odlum, and Connon. Carried The Committee rose and reported the above appointments which were confirmed by Council on motion of Alderman McGuigan, seconded by Alderman Connon. His Worship the Mayor and the retiring Council of 1891 sent in a communication asking the new Council to pass all the accounts left unpaid by them and have the annual reports printed. Referred to the Finance Committee Motions. Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by “ McGuigan That Chas. W. Murray be appointed Arbitrator on behalf of the Council re the purchase of the Powell Street Lots. Carried Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Franklin That the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare the defence in the Warren Suit against the City. Carried [Volume 4, page 628] Moved by Alderman Mills Seconded by “ McGuigan That the following Health Accounts be paid:- Dr Bell-Irving Mental Examination $5.00 Hudson’s Bay Co. Supplies 30.50 R.V. Winch “ 14.78 John Sciutto “ 55.5628 Hayes & McIntosh “ 59.95 J. P. Blake “ 11.55 O’Rourke & Jervis “ 4.50 H. H. Layfield & Co “ 8.10 Texas Lake Ice Co “ 18.70 D. M. Stewart Express 4.00 H. McCartney “ 2.50 Columbia Carriage Factory Barrels 71.25 Cyclone Laundry Washing 39.42 J. R.

Committee Meetings to be held in private – Jan 25, 1892
Dupont Street, Vancouver, 1906

Alderman McGuigan moved and alderman Gavan seconded that henceforth all Committee meetings be held in private. Liquor license payments to be refunded for unsuccessful applicants. Letter received from Miss Bowes, a frequent writer to Council, drawing attention to the Social Evil (prostitution) and gambling. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 632 – 639 Vancouver, January 25, 1892 [Volume 4, page 632] The Council met on Monday, January 25, 1892, at 7:30 p.m. Present: His Worship Mayor Cope, and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Odlum, Gavan and Mills. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read: From Miss Bowes et al drawing attention to the Social evil and gambling. Referred to Police Committee From W.B. Ross complaining about the annoyance caused him by the City officials. Referred to Police Committee From Wilson McKinnon et al asking for the Market Hall for Locksley Lucas for discussing the Chinese question. Referred to Police Committee with power to act. From the Reporters asking for more accommodation for reporting. Referred to Finance Committee From E.V. Bodwell, solicitor for H.B. Warren requiring particulars as to defence from the City Solicitor. Already attended to by order. From the City Solicitor advising the Council that Messrs. Abray and Haywood, Godfrey +& Co and Clark and Co. had no claim for damages. Filed [Volume 4 page 633] From the City Solicitor advising the City not to pay any more money to Mr. Morgan until he completes his contract to the satisfaction of the City Engineer. Referred to Board of ­­­Works From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts. Filed From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From G.A. Roedde claiming the contract for all binding last year. Referred to Finance Committee From the City Solicitor stating that there was no remedy regarding the feed merchants’ petition. Filed From J.W. McFarland enclosing Provincial Government Assessment Notice on water pipes. Referred to Finance Committee From W.J. Gallagher claiming $82.50 for not receiving the printing of the Debentures. Referred to Finance Committee From W.J. Dowler acknowledging receipt of communication re lepers. Filed From the City Clerk of Port Arthur asking to be furnished with the area of the City. Referred to City Clerk for reply From D. Oppenheimer asking that the Council give their attention to the Sir John A. McDonald Memorial Fund. Referred to Finance Committee From Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince of Wales acknowledging telegrams of … [Volume 4 page 634 … condolence. From Joseph Brown asking for damages for the loss of his election list. Filed From Peter Walgrew asking for damages for the burning of his house in Stanley Park. Referred to City Solicitor and Park Commissioners From J.A. Codwell asking that the Mayor’s address be not printed in pamphleted form. Filed From Authors & Cox reporting that they

$250 donation Sir John A McDonald memorial fund overturned – Feb 1, 1892
$250 donation Sir John A McDonald memorial fund overturned – Feb 1, 1892

William Sutherland appointed tax collector at $75 per month; J.A. Reid poundkeeper at $50 per month. Committee formed to acquire Vancouver Electric Railway Co. Account of all city salaries for 1891 called for. A recommendation from the finance committee to set aside $250 for the Sir John A. McDonald was overturned by one vote. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Martha Hazevoet and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 640 – 650 Vancouver, February 1, 1892 [Volume 4, page 640] The Council met on Monday, February 1st, 1892. Present: His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney McGuigan, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavan. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read: From Geo Rounsefell & Co. asking for the grading of the alley in Blocks 90 and 91.196. Referred to the Board of Works From Rand Bros. asking for the planking in the lane of Block 13.196. Referred to the Board of Works From R.E. Gosnell asking the City to subscribe for the “Commercial”. Referred to the Finance Committee From Wm. Dailey asking for the grading of a lane between Georgia and Melville Streets. Referred to the Board of Works From R.W. Harris et al asking for the grading of a lane in Block 7, 185. Referred to the Board of Works From G.W. Thomas submitting a report on the Market Receipts. Filed From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From Geo. McKay etal. [sic] Express man, asking to be allowed to stand on Abbott Street between Hastings and Cordova. Referred to Police Committee From W.J. Trystall in reference to the printing. Referred to Finance Committee [Volume 4, page 641] From Miss Bowes et al in reference to an Orphans’ Home. Referred to the Finance Committee From the Hon. John Robson reporting the appointments of R.H. Alexander and John Devine as License Commissioners. Filed From Hunter Bros. asking for a refund of $5.00. Referred to Board of Works From Thos. Dornan et al asking for the grading of Princess Street and Hawes Ave. Referred to the Board of Works The following reports were received and read: Health The Health Committee met on Wednesday, January 28th, 1892. Present: Aldermen Odlum, Collins and Gavin. Alderman Odlum was appointed Chairman pro tem. The following accounts were recommended for payment: Cyclone Laundry, washing $17.84 J.T. Carroll, Express on keg 3.00 Anthois & Cox, keg 110.00 Alex Murchie, labour 1.15 Champion & White, supplies 3.50 J.C. Douglas, parcels 4.50 Several accounts were referred back for explanation. Signed E. Odlum, chairman pro tem Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by Alderman Mills That the Health Report be adopted. Carried Police Committee The Police Committee met on Tuesday, January 26th 1892. Present: Aldermen Connon, Collins, Odlum, McCraney and Gavin. [Volume 4, page 642] Alderman Collins was appointed chairman. It was recommended: 1. That the following accounts be paid:

Bell-Irving and Paterson get Water Works contract – Feb 2, 1892

The Council granted the Water Works contract for cast iron pipes, lead pipes, and lead to Bell-Irving and Paterson, commerical merchants at 436 Cordova Street. Use of the hall at the City Market was granted free for a hospital fund-raiser. By-Laws completed on vagrancy, liquor, use of guns within City limits, health, trades licensing, bread, and the pound. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Bronwyn Cripps and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 651 – 652 [Volume 4, pg. 651] February 2nd, 1892 The Council met on Tuesday February 2nd, 1892. Present: His worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, C. Scoullar, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Gavin, and Mills. The following report was submitted by the L.W. & L Committee: The committee reports they have received and opened 32 tenders for Water Works Supplies and would recommend that the tender of Mssrs. Bell-Irving and Paterson for cast iron pipe at $38.55 per ton and special castings at $62.20 per ton be accepted, also the tender of Thos. Earle of Victoria for pipe lead at $68.04 per ton and lead pipe at $100.81 per ton be accepted. The matter of valves and hydrants the committee have not yet been able to come to a decision. They would recommend the lowest fire tenders be retained and the remaining tenders the cheques be returned. Sgd Joseph L. Franklin Chairman Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by “ Odlum That Bell-Irving and Patterson be awarded the contract for the pipe lead and lead pipe instead of Thos. Earl(e) as recommended by the Committee Carried Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ McCraney That the balance of the Report be adopted as read. Carried [Volume 4 page 652] Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Gavin That the Market Hall be granted to Mrs. Babington free of charge on Friday the 5th week for the purpose of raising funds in aid of Alexandra Hospital. Carried Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Collins That the matter of the appointment of an Inspector for the water pipes be left in the hands of the F. W. & L Committee with power to ask. Carried Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ Mills That Wm. Sutherland the Poll Tax Collector be required to furnish two sureties of $5.00 each to the satisfaction of the Finance Committee. Carried The following By-Laws were read a third time and finally passed: Vagrancy By-Law Liquor License By-Law By-Law to prevent the firing of Guns etc. Health By-Law Trades License By-Law Pound By-Law and Bread By-Law These By-Laws were ordered to be typewritten on motion of Alderman Scoullar. Seconded by Alderman Franklin. The Market By-Law was laid over. The Council then adjourned. F. Cope Mayor Thos G. McGuigan City Clerk

City Hospital staff reappointed, slaughterhouses all “in order” – Feb 8, 1892
Vancouver Hospital staff 1893

Complaint received from Philip Fewster of his being ill-treated at Police Court.  Miss Swan reappointed as Matron at the City Hospital at $50 a month and allowed an assistant at $15.  W.G. March appointed as hospital cook and Frank Humphries as porter at $30 a month each. Alderman McGuigan and Gavin reported that they had visited the Slaughter houses and crematory with the mayor and found everything in order there being no smells. Mrs. Broderick paid $28.80 by the Health Committee for shirt making.  Final purchase of the Vancouver Water Works Company to take place at City Hall February 29, 1892. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Sue Bryant and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten pages here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 653 - 663 [Volume 4 Page 653] Vancouver Feb 8th 1892 The Council met on Monday Feb 8th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor , and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills & Gavin. The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. The following communications were received And read: Alderman Connon stated that he did not vote for the Trades License By-Law. From J.C. McHagan protesting against the manner in which the printing and advertising contracts were to be awarded. Filed From Locksley Lucas asking for the Market Hall at the lower rate. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by Alderman Gavin That the Market Hall be not granted to Locksley Lucas at the lower rate. Carried From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts for the week. Filed From C.C. Morrell, asking for permission to erect a building for storing oil on the corner of Alexander St and Columbia Av Referred to G.W. & H. Committee. From A.M. Roberton secy to the Hospital Board reporting that the tender of Atkins & Atkins was the lowest on the drugs. Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by Alderman Anderson. That the tender of Atkins & Atkins be accepted, as recommended by the Medical Board. Moved in Amendment by Alderman Collins Seconded by Alderman Franklin That the tenders be referred back to the [Volume 4 Page 654] Medical Board for reconsideration and that 100 drugs be taken instead of 20. Amendment last motion carried From Geo. Gale & Son asking the City to purchase Lawson Tait Beds. Referred to the Health Committee From Walter C. Graveley asking the City to review the Insurance on the City Library. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by Alderman Gavin That the Insurance on the Library be renewed and that the amount be deducted from the Library Grant. Carried From A. McDonald et al asking for the grading of Grove Av. Referred to Board of Works From F.C. Cotton in reference to the City printing and advertising Filed From the City Solicitor asking for $100 for special jury fees in Pritchard vs the City Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by Alderman McGuigan That the amount be paid to him. Carried From John Brenton et

Projected new oil warehouse alarms neighbours – Feb 15, 1892
horse drawn tank

Letter received from R.D. Pith thanking Council for giving  him an artificial leg.  Condition of city street lights is a problem.  The Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co. "urged to erect all lights that they had been notified to purchase last year". $34.70 to be paid to the City of Victoria "for the keep of the leper".  Oppenheimer Brothers protest against the Standard Oil Co.'s potential oil warehouse on Block 7.196. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transribimus volunteer Sue Bryant and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 664-673  [Volume 4 Page 664] Vancouver Feb 15th 1892 The Council met on Monday February 15th 1892. Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills, and Gavin. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read :- From J. M. Lefevre stating that he was unable to furnish a copy of Bill he instead Is presenting to the Legislature regarding certain powers required on Capilano River as it was not yet drafted. Moved by Alderman Anderson Secondly by Alderman Collins That the petitions passed at last meeting of Council in reference to this matter be held over for one week. Moved in amendment by Alderman Franklin Seconded by Alderman Odlum. That the petitions be forwarded at once. Carried From J.C. McLagan asking for an investigation into the City Printing and Advertising. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by Alderman Colllins That the communication be filed. Carried. From Archie Robinson etal [sic] asking for the grading of Keefer, Harris and Raymond Streets. Referred to Board of Works. From Duncan McRae asking for permission [Volume 4 Page 665] To begin work on the Market sheds. Referred to Finance Committee From R.D. Pith thanking the Council for giving him an artificial leg. Filed. From E. Nicolls forwarding resolution of a public meeting re tenders Filed. From M.H. Hirschberg, City Clerk of North Vancouver asking for Council to cooperate with them in building a road up the Capilano. Referred to F.W. & L. & City Solicitor From the President of the Vancouver Water Works Co acknowledging receipt of communication re payment for words and property by the City. Filed From D.A. Macpherson Secty of the Department of Public Works acknowledging receipt of letter re bathing houses on English Bay and stating that the Consent of the property owners would have to be obtained. Referred to the Board of Works F.H. Mills et all petitioning for the removal of the Slaughter Houses. Referred to the Board of Health. From Miss Bowes asking for the Market Hall at the reduced rates. Referred to the Market & Police From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly Report: Filed From the Health Inspector stating that he had visited the Slaughter houses on two occasions and found very little smell. Filed [Vol 4 Page 666] From W.H. Duval of the underwriters association stating that the Insurance

Alderman Scoullar’s Seat on Council declared vacant – Feb 22, 1892

A by-election was established for Ward 2 to replace Alderman Scoullar. Plumbing for the hospital addition and 34 new Lawson-Tait hospital beds were ordered for the hospital. All requests for street work to be laid over until estimates can be compiled. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 640 – 649 Vancouver, February 22nd 1892 [Volume 4, page 674] The Council met on Monday, February 22nd, 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills + Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From Chas Hay etal, asking for water pipes to be laid on Thurlow, Davie + Pendrell Streets. Referred to Fl W + L Committee From V. I Short et al asking for the grading of Pendrell Street. Referred to Board of Works. From J. H. Roberts asking for the extension of 7th Av to Clark Street. Referred to Board of Works From Geo Pollay asking for the widening of the sidewalk on Gore Av. Referred to the Board of Works From A. Campbell Reddie + H. Stanton acknowledging receipt of resolutions re Hospital grants and F. D. grants. Filed From Thos Thomas withdrawing his tender on lanes. Referred to Board of Works From John. G. Milne etal. asking for the opening of an alley in Block 60, 196. Referred to the Board of Works. From W. J. Dowler City Clerk of Victoria asking for an examination of the Leper on Darcy Island. Filed From W. L. Fagan etal asking for a wide sidewalk on Melville Street. Referred to the Board of Works. [vol 4 pg 675] From the Market Clerk furnishing report on Market Receipts. Filed From Champion + White asking for an increase of Salary. Referred to Health Committee From His Honor Judge Bole declaring the seat of Alderman Scoullar vacant. Filed From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From W. S. Irdy etal, asking for the opening up of Prior Street: Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm Barker etal asking for the grading and gravelling of Hastings Street: Referred to the Board of Works From D. VanDusen etal, asking for the opening up of Columbia Street: Referred to the Board of Works. From J. C. McLagan, asking for the street grades and lines on the corner of Pender + Howe Streets Referred to Board of Works. From C. P. Shindler etal., asking for the grading of Alberni Street: Referred to Board of Works. + Health. From Josiah Gosse etal, asking for a sidewalk on Lorne Street. Referred to Board of Works From W. C. Lawrence etal asking for a sidewalk on the North Side of Ninth Av. Referred to the Board of Works. From S. Kerfoot etal, asking for the opening up of a road from Westminster Av east on the Southern Boundary of the City.

Special meeting of Council to arrange funding for water works purchase – February 24, 1892

Present staff of Capilano Water Works to be kept on when the purchase by the City is complete. Temporary financing arranged with the Bank of British Columbia while debentures sold in London. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Christine Cathcart original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 681-683 [vol 5 pg 681] Vancouver Feb. 24th 1892 A special meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday, February 24th, 1892 for the purpose of providing funds for the purchase of the Water Works and other business as might be taken up. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by Alderman Gavin That the Mayor be authorized to make all necessary arrangements to provide for the payment of the amount due to the Water Works Company on the purchase of the works and plant and to arrange with the bank to grant a temporary loan for the amount required and as security therefor to give a promissory note for the amount, advanced by the bank and an order on Messers Coates and Son of London to pay to the bank any proceeds they may now have or in future have, from the sale of the debentures forwarded and to make arrangements with the bank that if Messers Coates and Son do not sell the balance of the debentures remaining unsold, within a certain time, that the bank shall have power to sell the same and to retain the proceeds thereof to the amount borrowed. Carried. The following form of note was approved: On demand the City of Vancouver promise to pay the Bank of British Columbia or order, at their office in Vancouver …. dollars and interest thereon from date until paid at the rate of seven percent per annum for value received. [vol 5 pg 682] Report of  F. W. and L. Committee The F. Co. and L. Committee met on Wednesday February 24th, 1892 at 4 p.m. Present: Aldermen Franklin, Mills and McGuigan. It was recommended: 1. That the Committee with the City Engineer make arrangements to visit the Capilano on Tuesday next re the construction of a road. 2. That in taking over the water works the present staff be retained until further arrangements are made. The City Treasurer to have charge of the financial department and the Engineer of the outside work. 3. That the Committee be empowered to select a site for a Central Fire Hall and also for fire hall for Mount Pleasant and report. 4. That William Davey’s salary be raised to $50.00 per month in accordance with the terms of his engagement, the remaining applications to be laid over till estimates are brought in. 5. That A. Morrison Duplex Chemical Fire Engine be purchased from the Gutta Percha and Rubber Manufacturing Company of Toronto, price 2740 delivered free of all charges at the fire hall in the City of Vancouver providing the

Popular Aldermen Get Two-Year Term – Feb 29, 1892
market hall and auction shed 1895

Alderman McGuigan led opposition to the proposal that the Aldermen with the highest number of votes be appointed for a two-year term; proposal carried nevertheless. Rates raised for the rental of the Market Hall for all users, including the Zion Church and the W.C.T.U. (Women's Christian Temperance Union). The Board of Health confirmed that the Chinese man confined on Darcy Island did have leprosy. Where permission is granted for property owner to excavate under the sidewalk, the owner must provide proper bearings to support stone sidewalks. $9 rent granted for Mrs. West. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 684 - 692Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 684 - 692 [Vol 4 page 684] Vancouver February 29th 1892 The Council met on Monday February 29th 1892. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connor, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Mills, Gavin, Odlum and Franklin. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read: From the City Auditor submitting report for January. Referred to the Finance Committee. From W.J. Pattison et all complaining about the crematory nuisance. Referred to the Health Committee. From E. Myers withdrawing his tender on Ontario Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From G.W. Thomas reporting on the market receipts. Filed. From Bell-Irving & Paterson asking for the return of their cheque on water pipes tender. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by Alderman Collins That the cheque be returned as soon as contract is signed by the sureties. Carried. From J. Buntzen et al asking for the opening up of 5th Av. Referred to Board of Works. From F.G. Vernon acknowledging receipt of resolution re lands on banks of Capilano above dam. Filed. [Vol 4 page 685] From G.W. Hobson secy of underwriters stating that no grant could be made towards the purchase of a chemical engine. Filed. From L. Gill drawing attention to the condition of 6th Av. Referred to the Board of Works. From Geo Gagen drawing attention to several abuses in connection with the City Hospital and the streets. Referred to Health and Works. From Peter Walgreen stating that he was not satisfied with the opinion of the City Solicitor. Filed. From E.B. Sentell et al asking for the opening up of Grove Crescent. Referred to the Board of Works. From L.G. McPhillips submitting a petition from the Law Society of Vancouver and addressed to the Legislature praying for the appointment of a residence judge etc. Moved by Alderman Connor Seconded by Alderman McGuigan That the petition be endorsed and forwarded to Mr. Horne. Carried. From the Health Inspector reporting on the slaughter houses. Filed. From the Chairman of the Board of Health stating that he had visited Darcy Island and examined the Chinaman sent there from Vancouver and found him to be a leper. Filed. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric

Vancouver asks Canadian government to establish steamship postal service as far north as Comox– Mar 14, 1892

The Finance Committee recommended the purchase of two sea lions that were currently on display at a price of $115. Aldermen Franklin, Connon and Gavin appointed to meet with the Jockey Club about Hastings Park. Council also sent a request to the Governor-General asking the Canadian government to appoint someone as a [chemical] analyst to carry out the 1884 “Adulteration Act” respecting the adulteration of food and drugs. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 693 - 707 The Council met on Monday March 14th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, McGuigan, Odlum, Franklin Mills + Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From Chas. Whetham etal, asking the Council to pass a By-Law in conformity with the Library Act. Laid over. From the City Solicitor enclosing a resolution to the Dominion Government praying for the establishment of postal facilities on the shores of B.C. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ McGuigan Whereas the District Situate North of New Westminster along the coast line and inland as far North as Seymours Narrow, and the Islands adjacent to the coast line are being rapidly settled and becoming populated And whereas at present there exists no regular means of Communication between the various parts of said District and the Cities of Vancouver and New Westminster and in consequence of the want of a postal communication the settlers already there are most seriously inconvenienced And whereas it is considered that if postal communication were established it would be largely conduce to the future of the paid District and the development of the same Be it therefore resolved that the Government of the Dominion of Canada be urgently requested to grant and adequate subsidy [vol 4 pg 694] to any person or persons or body corporate who will undertake to establishment and maintain, a regular steamboat service to carry Her Majesty’s Mail to and from the Said District calling at the following points en route Gibsons Landing (or Elphinstone) Sechelt Peninsula Pender Harbour Slate Quarry, Jarvis Inlet Grief Point, Lund, Savary Island, Cortez Island and to Comox, returning by same route. Carried From A Benoit; Secy of Minister of Militia acknowledging receipt of commendation re Militia Corps. Filed E. Cook asking for about 100 yds of crushed rock. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ Mills That his request be granted Carried From C. A. Coldwell and others asking for the grading of Quebec Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From H. Walden et al asking for the widening of the grade on Hastings Street east. Referred to Board of Works From H. Abbott in reference to water rates on wharf. Laid over for report. From R. D. Pitt, asking for further remuneration for loss of leg. Finance [vol 4 pg 695] From

Joseph Huntly appointed Health Inspector: M. G. MacLeod both License Inspector & Gaoler – Mar 21, 1892

 Arthur Cecil Green appointed night nurse at the hospital; monthly salary $30.00 E. G. McGarrigle and others petitioned that Oppenheimer Street be renamed Cordova St. The Lacrosse Club granted the use of City Hall for April 24, and the Brockton Point Athletic Association paid $173. 27 of interest on its deposit of $1000. E. E. Rand + R. A. Forin asked for a bonus of $300,000 for the Fraser Valley Railway Company. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 708 - 716 [Volume 4, page 708] Vancouver, March 21st 1892 The Council met on Monday March 21st, 1892 at 8 p.m. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Gavin + Mills The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read:- From M. H. Hirschberg + A. H. B. McGowan on behalf of the Free Reading Room, submitting Annual Report. Referred to Finance Committee From C. F. Mills etal asking for a sewer on Seymour Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From F. J. Beally etal asking for the opening of a Street in 264 A from False Creek to the Eastern Boundary. Referred to Board of Works. From McMillan + Hamilton etal praying the Council not to grant a License to a pedlar from San Francisco. Referred to Police Committee From J. M. Pittinger etal asking for the opening up of Venables St. Referred to Board of Works From Chas T. Dunbar etal asking for the opening up of Certain Streets west of Nicola Street. Referred to Board of Works From Henry. A. Mellon etal asking for the clearing of a strip in 185. Laid over [vol 4 pg 709] From J. Huntly reporting on the Slaughter houses. Filed From J. C. McLagan asking to be allowed to construct area walls on Homer Street Referred to Board of Works. From A. E. Suckling Secy. of Lacrosse Club asking for use of the City Hall for the 24th inst Moved by Alderman Connon Seconded by “ McGuigan That his request be granted Carried From J. J. Dougan etal asking for the improvement of Harris St. Referred to Board of Works From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights Filed From the City Solicitor sending a copy of his opinion re City’s liability to Telegram Co. Referred to Finance Committee From McPhillips + Williams rendering account of Verdict and costs in Pritchard Casey and demanding payment with 6 per cent interest from the 8th inst. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ McGuigan From the Market Clerk reporting on Receipts Filed From E. J. McGarrigle and others petitioning for the changing of the name of Oppenheimer St. to Cordova Street. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ McCraney That the petitions be referred to a special committee consisting of Aldermen [vol 4 pg 710] Anderson and Gavin to ascertain if a

Nothing Decided on Railway Bonus Question – Mar 24, 1892

Council met with representatives of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser River Valley Railway Company, who were requesting a bonus of $300,000 and explained how they intended to expend that sum. Council decided to grant that sum by purchasing stock in the company. Since the present company had no power to make this decision final, the question will be taken up again on Monday 28th. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 717 only [Volume 4, page 17] Vancouver, March 24th 1892 The Council met on Thursday, March 24, 1892 at 2pm for the purpose of considering the granting of a bonus to the Burrard Inlet and Fraser River Valley Ry. Co. Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Connon, Anderson, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin and Mills; Also the City Solicitor and J.A. Florin, E.E. Rand & A.G. Ferguson. The Council went into Committee of the Whole to allow of free discussion. Alderman Franklin was appointed Chairman. A communication was read from the Company asking a bonus of $300,000 from the City. E.E. Rand and J.A. Florin spoke on behalf of the Company and outlined the manner in which they intended expending the said bonus. After hearing discussions pro and con it was moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by Alderman Mills. That the City Solicitor be instructed to meet the Solicitor of the Railway Co and prepare a provisional agreement between the City and Company setting forth the conditions and details connected with the bonus of $300,000 which said Company wants from the City and that the said provisional agreement be laid before the Council next Monday evening for consideration. Moved by Alderman Scoullar (in amendments) Seconded by Alderman McCraney That the sum be left blank. Motion carried The Council decided to expend the bonus by securing stock in the Co to the amount of the proposed bonus. As the representatives present had not the power to agree to this, the Council adjourned to take the question up again on Monday. Thos. McGuigan, City Clerk F. Cope, Mayor

Pardon for Sam Greer? – Mar 28, 1892
Sam Greer

R.H. Alexander spoke in support of the requested $300,000 bonus for Burrard Inlet and Fraser River Valley Railway Company. Entire Council to meet with Company representatives tomorrow (Tuesday May 29, 1892). Many 53 out of 160 property owners on Oppenheimer St. requested the name be changed to Cordova St – request filed. Many citizens asked that Sam Greer, serving a 27 month penitentiary sentence, be pardoned. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards and sponsored by the Woodward family  original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 718 – 724 Vancouver March 28th 1892 The Council met on Monday March 28th 1892. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills & Gavin. The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read: From Joseph Huntly reporting on the Slaughter houses Filed From E. J. McGarrigle etal [sic] asking that the name of Oppenheimer Street be changed to that of Cordova Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by Alderman Connon That the Communication be filed Carried From Frank Yale etal [sic] asking for the grading of Barnard St. Referred to the Board of Works. From F. L. Cotton, acknowledging Communication re North Arm Road. Filed From the Secy of the Board of Trade and H. J. Ceperley etal [sic] in reference to the Bonus to the Fraser Valley Railway Co. Filed From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts. Filed From the Chief of Police reporting on Electric Lights Filed From Robert Clark etal [sic] asking the Council to petition the Minister of Justice in reference to Greer’s Case. Filed read this great story from Sam Greer's family regarding his fight with the C.P.R. and more about a recent auction of Sam's memoribilia From W. Menzies asking for the Market Hall for the Oddfellows. Moved by Alderman McGuigan. Seconded by Ald Connon That their request be granted } and the Hall granted free of charge } Carried From M.M. Curry etal [sic] asking for an Electric Light on Eveleigh St. Referred to F. W & L. Committee From J.H. Hewit etal [sic], asking for the grading of 8th Av. Referred to Board of Works The following Reports were received and read:- Board of Works The Board of Works met on Friday March 25th 1892. Present: Aldermen McCraney, Connon & Gavin. It was recommended:- 1 That Thos. Thomas be allowed to withdraw his tender for lanes in Blocks 86.90 & 91. 196 and that he forfeit his deposit for same, and that new tenders be called for said work. 2 That J.C. McLagan be requested to furnish plans showing proposed areas. 3 That E. Cook’s application to build area stairs at his new block on Cordova Street be not granted. 4 That the City Engineer be authorized to have Pender Street from Burrard to Georgia graded by day labor. 5 That the following tenders be invited:- 1) Grading lanes in Block

Council goes over draft contract with the railway – March 29, 1892

Council reviewed and amended a draft agreement with the Burrard Inlet and Fraser River Valley Railway Company. City Solicitor to prepare amended draft to take to Council on Monday April 4, 1892. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Christine Cathcart and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 page 725 only [vol 4 pg. 725] Vancouver March 29th 1892 The Council met on Tuesday March 29th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson Connon, Scouller, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum, Mills and Gavan. A draft form of the agreement was laid before the Council which was read over clause by clause and amended in accordance with the ideas of the Council. It was resolved that the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare an agreement in accordance with the wishes of the Council, and submit same for consideration on Monday next at the next regular meeting. The Council then adjourned. (signed) F. Cope Mayor Ths. F.McGuigan City Clerk

Liquor license by-law amended – April 4, 1892

The C. P. R. will be asked to donate land for a Fairview recreation ground. The W. C. T. U. and the Barbers press for greater enforcement of the Sunday closing by-law. The City needs to acquire a triangular piece of land at the corner of Cambie and Hastings Streets. This transcript was made in August of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 726-732 [vol 4 pg 726] Vancouver Oct 4th 1892. The Council met on Monday April 4th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills + Gavin. The minutes of last meetings were read, and, adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From McPhillips + Williams asking for a cheque for $25.00 in payment of an account rendered by Drake Jackson + co. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Franklin That the City Solicitor be requested to give a written opinion as to the City’s liability for the payment of this account. Carried. Petition from E. J. McGarrigle etal asking for the change of the name of Oppenheimer St. Laid over for one week. From the Clerk of North Vancouver stating that J. F. Garden C. E. would go up Capilano Creek with the City Engineer and locate road. Referred to F. W. + L. Committee From J. W. Horne M. P. P. acknowledging receipt of the communications from Council re North Arm and Cemetery Road. Filed From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts. Filed From the W. C. T. U. and the Barbers, asking the Council to enforce the Sunday closing Act. Referred to the Police Committee From the City Auditor furnishing Report [vol 4 pg 727] for February, and advising that certain poll tax receipts signed by the late Collector be destroyed. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ McCraney. That the City Clerk be instructed to destroy the receipts, as suggested by the Auditor. Carried. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From the Health Inspector reporting on the Slaughter houses. Filed. From the City Solicitor submitting proposed agreement between the City and the Burrard Inlet + Fraser Valley Railway Co and making certain suggestions for the guidance of Council. Laid over. The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Report. The Finance Committee met on Friday April 1st 1892. Present Aldermen Anderson, Odlum and Mills It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- News Advertiser Tax Books, etc. $66.00 Thos H. Tracy Expenses to Victoria 22.00 2. That the Park Commissioners be granted an additional $500.00 3. That the Treasurer be authorized to rent another P. O. Box sgd R. A. Anderson Chairman [vol 4 pg 728] Moved by Alderman Gavin. Seconded by “ McGuigan That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried Report of the F. W + L Committee The F. W. + L. Committee met on Tuesday March 29th 1892.

MacLean for Sheriff; City to buy Studebaker street sprinkler – April 11, 1892
horse-drawn Studebaker street sweeper, photo taken about 1947

Malcom A. MacLean (first Mayor of Vancouver) unanimously favoured by Council as Sheriff of the newly-formed Judicial District of the City of Vancouver. Current Mayor Cope to call a public meeting to decide whether to form a Militia Corps. Mr. Schindler allowed to build a rollway under the sidewalk at Granville and Georgia Street, so long as it doesn't interfere with pedestrians. The Fire, Water & Light Committee empowered to get quotes on a Studebaker street sprinkler. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 733-741 [Volume 4 page 733] Vancouver April 11th 1892 The Council met on Monday April 11th 1892 Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen, Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Mills, Odlum and Franklin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read:- From the Market Clerk, furnishing weekly report. Filed From G.E. Corbould M.P., acknowledging receipt of resolutions re Treaty with Sandwich Islands and the subsidizing of same Company to carry the mails North. Filed From the Governor General, acknowledging receipt of resolution re the appointment of a public analyst. Filed From Dr Wilson, accepting his appointment as a member of the Library Board. Filed W.M. O’Dwyer requesting that the City water be turned on on Burrard St. Moved by Alderman Connon Seconded by “ McCraney That the matter be referred to the F.W&L Committee with power to act. Carried From J.P. Blake, asking that the water be diverted off his lot on Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Solicitor stating that the City was responsible for the payment of the account of Drake Jackson and Co. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ Connon [Volume 4 page 734] That the account be referred to the Finance Committee with power to settle. Carried. From Kirby Douglas, applying for a position on the Fire Department. Referred to F.W&L Committee From F.L. Prior etal asking for the opening up of Columbia Street. Referred to Board of Works. From H. Abbott, stating that he would accept water rates fixed by City for the wharf if he understood the terms correctly. Filed From the Post Master General, acknowledging receipt of Communication re Northern Coast Mail Service. Filed From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Referred to F.W&L Committee From C. Foley complaining about the many changes of grade on Powell Street. Referred to Board of Works From the City Accountant, giving Statement of Salaries paid in all Departments of the City Service. Referred to the Finance Committee From John A. McAlpine, and others, asking that the name of Powell Street be Changed to Oppenheimer Street. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ McCraney That the petition be referred to the same Committee having the Oppenheimer Street petition in hand to examine, and report. Carried [Volume 4 page 735] From C.F. Foreman

Gravel price increased to $1.75 per yard – April 19, 1892
Scavengers with brooms and hand-cart

Crushed rock available at city scow on wharf increased to $1.75 per yard from previous $1.50. None of the tenders received for scavengering (waste removal) accepted; matter laid over. Health Committee recommends a review of Hospital plumbing. Butcher George Matthews allowed to build a pork-curing shed for six months only. C.P.R.'s monthly water rate of $50 to be discontinued, and a water meter to be installed to bill them accordingly. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes heres City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 742 – 750 [Volume 4 page 742] Vancouver April 19th 1892 The Council met on Tuesday April 19th 1892 Present. His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read:- From John Castile, asking for, a Sidewalk on Davie Street. Referred to the Board of Works From the Private Secretary of the Lieutenant Governor acknowledging receipt of Communication re Malcolm A. McLean. Filed From E.O. Atkinson in reference to Alberni Street. Referred to the Board of Works From W. Oppenheimer, asking for, a switch on the corner of Hastings Street, and Westminster Av. Referred to the Board of Works From Alex McDonald, asking for three months leave of absence. Referred to the Board of Works From the Minister of Justice, acknowledging receipt of resolution re Sam Greer Filed From the Vancouver Wire Mattress Co asking for water connection on Mt. Pleasant, and a Bonus. Referred to F.W&L Committee From the Market Clerk submitting weekly report. Filed [Volume 4 page 743] From R. Gosse in reference to the City water on Barnard Street. Referred to F.W&L Committee From Geo. F. Ristern, asking that the grade of the Sidewalk be raised on Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Jephson & Wheeler sending a map of Calgary. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Odlum That the thanks of this Council be tendered Messrs Jephson and Wheeler W.L. Surveyors for the handsome map of the City of Calgary which they have presented to the City of Vancouver. Carried From the Chief of Police submitting report on Street Lights. Referred to the F.W&L Committee The following Reports were received and read Board of Works The Board of Works met on Thursday April 14th 1892. Present. Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Gavin, Franklin and Scoullar. It was recommended:- 1. That Geo Matthews be granted permission to build a smoke shed 10x10x15 for pork curing purposes at the rear of Lot 18 Block 52.541. Same to be sheeted with iron inside and subject to the understanding that said Smoke Shed be removed from the premises 6 months from this date permission being granted for the 6 months specified only. 2. That in future the charge per yard for crushed rock supplied to private parties be $1.75 per yard instead of $1.50, as

Foreshore shacks again threatened – Apr 25, 1892
Foreshore shacks again threatened – Apr 25, 1892

Thee debate was fierce over the Police Committee's recommendation that the police force forcibly demolish private shacks and cabins to ensure the City's jurisdiction over the area.   Alderman Scoullar Franklin and Odlum objected to the idea; the rest found them "unsightly".  The City Solicitor gave his opinion that the City would not be held liable for the cost of any shacks torn down. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer L. Ellema and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 751-759 [Volume 4 Page 751] Vancouver April 25th 1892 The Council met on Monday April 25th 1892 Present His Worship and Aldermen Connor, Anderson, Collins Scoullar,McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communication From J. E. Browning,CPR Land Commissioner acknowledging receipt of a resolution of Council re: a Public Park on Fairview From J. E. Browning Stating that he would sell   Block 48.541 for City Hall purposes for $34,000 with 20% off Referred to Finance Committee From FG Richards asking for a refund of Water rates on Sugar Refinery. Referred toFWL Committee From John Devine etal asking for a grant for Mount Pleasant Reading Room Referred to Finance Committee From the Market Clerk furnishing Weekly report Filed From P. Gendron asking for permission to take the water under the 6th Av Bridge etc Referred to the Board of Works From the Members of the City Band asking for a grant from Council to pay their leader's salary Referred to Finance Committee [Volume 4 Page 752] From J.E. Holland asking what portion of the cost the City would bear for putting down a concrete Sidewalk Referred to the Board of Works From J.B. Henderson asking that Powell Street be extended through Block 16.184 Referred to the Boards of Works From S.Guntzhager asking the Council to assist in entertaining visiting Foresters on the first of July Laid over From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights Referred to FW&L Committee From the Market Clerk drawing attention to the necessity of repairs to the front of the Market building Referred to the City Engineer with Power to act Reports The following reports were received and read Special Committee on Hospital Plumbing The Committee Recommend That the contractor alter all the work not in accordance with the contract excepting the lead safes under Bath & WCs and that in lieu of the difference in weight of lead in these be put in safes under urinals and line the wood work at back of same. Sgd W.J. McGuigan Thos. H Tracy Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by Alrderman Odlum That the Report of the Committee be adopted and read. Carried [Volume 4 page 753] Sub Committee on Fire Hall Your committee on Fire Hall report as follows: After making all possible inquiries they would recommend that site on Mount Pleasant corner of 7th and Westminster Avenue with a frontage of 88ft and

Selected city streets to be paved – May 2, 1892
water works under construction

Pavement for Hastings, Cordova, Carrall, Abbott and Cambie Streets to be paid by frontage tax (city pays 1/3, owners pay 2/3). Property owners on these streets must get their water and gas connections in before paving takes place. Water temporarily shut off to the Rogers Sugar Refinery during the City takeover of the Water Works. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 760 – 750   [Volume 4 page 760] Vancouver May 2nd 1892 The Council met on Monday May 2nd 1892. Present. His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, and Gavin. The minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted. The following Communications were received and read: From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report. Filed From Samuel R. Jessop asking for free water. Referred F.W&L Commmittee From the Mayor of Port Townsend inviting the Mayor and Council to his City on the 8th of May to assist in celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Discovery of Puget Sound by Captain George Vancouver. Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by “ Odlum That the invitation be accepted. Carried From the Minister of Militia acknowledging receipt of resolution re Volunteer Corps. Filed From the Hon. G.E. Foster stating that the treaty between the United States, and the Sandwich Islands would not expire until 9th November 1895. Filed From the Night Nurse of the City Hospital, asking for an increase of salary, amounting to $10.00 a month in lieu of Board, Lodging and Washing. Referred to the Health Committee From the Chief of Police reporting on Street lights. Filed [Volume 4 page 761] From the Leader of the Band, asking for the use of the Market Hall on Saturday May 7th and one other day for training the children for the 1st of July celebrations. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Scoullar That his request be granted. Hall to be had free of charge. Carried From D.A. McKenzie, asking for the opening up of 6th Av. Referred to the Board of Works. From J.W. Campion, asking for the payment of an account due him by the late Vancouver Water Works Co. Referred to the F.W&L Committee The following Reports were received and read: F.W&L Report The F.W&L Committee met on Monday May 2nd 1892. Present: Aldermen Franklin, Connon, Scoullar and Mills: It was recommended:- 1. That the City does not recognize that Mrs Winch has any claim against the City for payment on account of the wagon built by her husband Mr Winch; and that on his delivering the wagon free from all debts and incumbrances to the City, any monies due for the building of it will be paid and not before. 2. That Mr H. Abbott be informed that the City cannot make any reduction in the account for March 10th and April 6th but that the account for April

Council will meet again on Thursday to consider 1892 budget – May 9, 1892

Lawyer J.J. Blake informed council that his client Mrs. Mary Winch had a $300 mortgage on the Hose Wagon. Officer O'Grady was granted $15.00 for a suit of clothing, and (cemetery groundskeeper) Mr. Alex McDonald's salary was raised by $10.00 per month. City dump and garbage burning supervisors Champion and White's salaries were also raised by a total of $25.00 per month. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards original handwritten minutesCity of Vancouver ArchivesSeries 23-A Volume 4 pages 770-777 [vol 4 pg] 770 Vancouver May9th 1892.The Council met on Monday May 9th 1892.Present. His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Miles and Gavin.The minutes of last meeting were read + adopted. The following Communications were received and read:From Henry Corn etal asking for sidewalks on 8th + 9th Av.Referred to Board of Works. From the Reading Room + Free Library asking for an additional grant.Laid over for Estimates to be considered From Angus McAlister, and others asking for water on Hornby Street.Referred to Board of Works. From G. L. Thomas asking for submitting weekly Report on the Market.Filed.From A.E. Beck, Dep Registrar of the County Court garnisheeing the money of J. R. Winch.Referred to F.W.+L. Committee From the Midnight Adieu Club asking for the use of the Market Hall for the 20th inst for a Ball in aid of the Alexandra Hospital.Moved by Alderman ConnonSeconded by " OdlumThat the Hall be granted to the said Club free of Charge.Moved in amendment by Alderman CollinsSeconded by Alderman McCraney [vol 4 pg] 771 That the Hall be granted for a fee of ten dollars.CarriedFrom Stanley James asking for an increase of Salary.Laid over for Estimates From the City Auditor submitting Report for March.FiledFrom J. Huntly enclosing, a Communication from the Lepers of Darcy Island, asking to be sent to China.Referred to the Health Committee. From James + Richards, asking for the grade of the sidewalk to be raised on Hastings Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From H. McDowell asking for the City Hall for a meeting of the Pharmaceutical Association on the 9th of June. Moved by Alderman ScoullarSeconded by " CollinsThat his request be granted.Carried From S.H. Ramage etal pressing to have the name of Oppenheimer Street changed to Cordova.Filed From Thos+Lee on behalf of the Zion Church giving notice that they would not require the Market Hall after June 1st.Filed From M.H. Hirschberg, Clerk of North Vancouver asking that a meeting be arranged to consider J.F. Garden's report on the Capilano Road.Referred to the F.W.+L. CommitteesFrom C. Tetley Submitting pay roll for the Water Works employees for April, the amount being in all $1100.55.Moved by Alderman Franklin [vol 4 pg] 772 Seconded by Alderman ConnonThat the amount be paid.CarriedFrom J. J. Blake notifying Council that his client Mrs. Mary Winch had a $300.00 mortgage on the Hose Wagon.Referred to the F.W.+L. Committee From John Lovett asking to be allowed to run his Cattle on Fairview.Referred to Police

Rates for 1892 will be 2 1/4 percent with 20% off – May 12, 1892

The estimates of income and expenses for 1892 were presented to a Committee of the Whole. Totals estimated to be $360,865.55 A number of adjustments were proposed and carried. Rates this year will be 2 1/4 percent with 20% off. The City Engineer was authorized to order a cast iron pipe for the First Narrows and enough lead pipe for current use. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous Editor's note: Since the columns of figures in this transcription may not display correctly on your device, a downloadable version is available here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 778 - 786 [Volume 4, page 778] Vancouver May 12, 1892. The Council held an adjourned meeting on Thursday May 12th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The estimates for 1892 were submitted for consideration. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Collins That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for their consideration. Carried Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman. The following is a copy of the Estimates as submitted:- Estimated Revenue Balance on Land Jan 1st 1892. $20,413.36 Receipts, as per Schedules. 104,155.20 Taxes Arrears 25,609.49 Taxes 1892. Assessment of $16,885.00 School rate 1 Mill Int + Skg fd. 4 9/10” Gen Rate 6 6/10 12 5/10 210,687.50 360,865.55 Estimated Expenditure Finance Committee $142,331.99 Police “ 19,591.00 Board of Works 28,445.00 “ “ Health 31,467.00 F. W + L. Committee 56,893.06 Allowance for unpaid Taxes + Rebate 82,137.50 360,865.55 [vol 4 pg 779] Debenture Account Balance on Hand Jan 1, 1892 B of Works $17,793.65 } B of Health 1,830.21 } $20,732.27 F. W + L. 1,108.41 } [in pencil] 590,000 [in pencil, crossed out] 65,000 By-Laws 126 + 127 and proposed } $689,759.20 Loan of $100,000 for W. W. extension } [in pencil] 175,000 [in pencil] + purchase Proposed By-Law for Sewerage 150,000.00 “ “ “ “ Streets 95,000.00 “ “ “ “ Schools 130,000.00 Estimated Revenue 1892. Balance on Land Jan 1st 1892. $20,413.36 Provincial Government: Grant to Hospital $5,000.00 } “ “ F. Brigade 500. } 8,000.00 Refund of Poll Tax 2,500. } Licenses, Hotels etc. 18,600.00 “ Transfers etc. 1,000.00 Billiards + Pool 5,000.00 Hack + Dray 500.00 Dogs 700.00 Pawnbrokers. 600.00 Opium 1,000.00 Second Hand Stores 500.00 Auctioneers 700.00 Livery, Feed etc. 220.00 Theatre 200.00 Hawkers 300.00 Plumbers 200.00 Pipelayers 150.00 Scavengers 50.00 Miscellaneous 680.00 Poll Tax Collections 10,000.00 Cemetery Fees 1,500.00 Police Court Fines 5,500.00 [vol 4 pg 780] Estimated Revenue (Continued) Market Fees + Rent $25,00.00 Hospital fees 1,200.00 Brockton Point Association 605.20 Jockey Club Refund 2,750.00 Water Rates 4,3000.00 Rent of Rock Crusher [in pencil] 400.00 600.00 Taxes 1887 $107.57 } “ 1888 271.51 } “ 1889 1293.38 } | 25,609.49 “ 1890 4272.37 } “ 1891 19,664.66 } Miscellaneous 2,500.00 Taxes 1892 @ 1 ¼ on $16,855,000 210,687.50 $360,865.55 Finance Committee. Salaries Treasurer Ass Comm 1,500.00 Accountant 1,500.00 City Clerk 1,500.00 Solicitor 1,000.00 Auditor

Money to be found, but not for Oppenheimer – May 16, 1892
Money to be found, but not for Oppenheimer – May 16, 1892

Taxpayers to be polled June 21, 1892 regarding tax increase to fund schools, sewers and water works extensions. Council refuses (by one vote) to reimburse former Mayor Oppenheimer $500 spent out of his own funds on City business. A.M. Beattie proposes to lease the Market Hall. The By-Law to change the name of Oppenheimer Street to Cordova Street was defeated on the second reading. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer L. Ellema and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 1-9 [Volume 5, page 1] Vancouver May 16th 1892 The Council met on Monday, May 16th 1892 at 8PM Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Connon, Scoullar, McMcraney, Franklin, Odlum, Mills and Gavin The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted Communications The following were received and read: From James McGreer, asking the Council to subsidize a Steamer to sun from Vancouver to Chilliwack Referred to Finance Committee From S.Gintzberger Secy of the Foresters asking the Council to proclaim a half holiday on the 11th of June in honor of the visit of outside foresters Vancouver. From E.P. Emerson, Proprietor of the Delmonico asking for permission to put in a grating on the Sidewalk on Pender Street. Referred to the Board of Works From Wm. Skene asking for a 10 ft, sidewalk on the south side of Georgia Street leading to Stanley Park Referred to the Board of Works From the City Solicitors Stating that the City could not legally refund Mr. D Oppenheimer $545.00 advanced by him on behalf of the City. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by Alderman Connon That the amount be refunded to him. Yeas, Anderson, Connon, Odlum & Gavin                             Lost Nays, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney Franklin & Mills From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights Filed From Thos. W. Dyas of the Toronto Mail Stating that a man would be sent from there to write up Vancouver Referred to Finance Committee From Wm. Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine asking is the Vancouver Council would take care of [Volume 5, page 2] sick mariners in the Vancouver City Hospital for 90 cts. a day Referred to Health Committee From A.M. Beattie suggesting for the lease of the Market Hall Referred to the Market Committee From the Secretary of the Union Steamship Company asking on what terms his company can have water Referred to F.W& L. Committee From the City Solicitors stating that Mr. W.H Gallagher had not yet produced a deed for Powell Street Lot that could be registered. Filed From the Deputy Provincial Treasurer stating that an error had been made in quoting the returns of the Poll Tax Collection in Vancouver. Filed From the City Treasurer enclosing Notice of an assignment of account from Wm. Fraser and asking for instructions Referred to the City Solicitor From Robertson & Hackett, asking for permission to build a temporary Mason's

Local improvement bylaw passed – May 26, 1892
Residence of J.M. Lefevre, Alderman from 1887-1889

The business of May 23 was continued. The Local Improvement By-Law was passed, with two new clauses regarding verandahs and projections. The matter of the Free Library By-Law not to be heard for another six months (November, 1892). Professor Rae refused to pay rent for the Market Hall, City Solicitor to take action. The Poundkeeper to be furnished with a book of street car tickets. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer David Laing and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 20-21 [Volume 5 Page 20] Vancouver, May 26th, 1892 The council held an adjourned meeting on Thursday May 26th, 1892 at 8 P. M. Present: Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Odlum, Franklin, Mills & Gavin., Alderman Connon was appointed Chairman. Communications From the Market Clerk Stating that Professor Rae had refused to pay for the rent of the Market Hall. Referred to the City Solicitor to take such action, as he should deem necessary. From J. C. Cameron etal asking the Mayor and Council to call a public meeting on Saturday the 28th inst. to discuss the proposed lease of the Market. Referred to His Worship the Mayor From Nelson & Bausman asking the Council to ciel the stalls in the Market Hall Referred to the Police Committee Consideration of By Laws Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ Gavin That the Local Improvement By Law be read a 2nd time and that the reading of the title be considered the reading of the whole bill. Carried Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by “ Franklin That the council go into Committee of the whole for its consideration. Carried Alderman Gavin was appointed Chairman. The By Law was read over Clause by Clause and referred to Council as complete with amendments. The by-law was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Gavin Seconded by Alderman Odlum. [Volume 5 page 21] The By Law governing and regulating streets and sidewalks was again considered in committee of the whole and two clauses were added in reference to verandahs and projections. It was then finally passed. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ Gavin That the Council go into committee of the whole for the consideration of the Free Library By Law. Carried Alderman Odlum was appointed Chairman Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ McGuigan That the By Law be considered six months hence. Carried The Committee then rose and reported the By Law as being laid over for six months. Motions Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Odlum That the Poundkeeper be furnished with a book of street car tickets. Carried The Council then adjourned (SIGNATURES)

Smallpox, vaccination and quarantine house matters dominate Council agenda – May 23, 1892
Smallpox, vaccination and quarantine house matters dominate Council agenda – May 23, 1892

The services of nurses Sister Frances (of St. Luke Home, 309 Cordova St) and Edith Lyle of the Victoria Salvation Army offered to Vancouver Council for the Small Pox Pest House (quarantine facility). Vaccination made compulsory for children of school age. “Saloons, prostitute houses, Chinese Stores, Shops and dwellings on Dupont Street from Westminster Avenue to Carrall Street were quarantined.” Vancouver to pay Victoria $33.24 for its share of the support of Darcy Island leper colony. John Lovett no longer allowed to run his cattle loose in Fairview. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 10-19 [vol 5, pg 10] Vancouver May 23, 1892. The Council met on Monday May 23rd 1892 at 8 p.m. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Odlum, Franklin & Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read: From the City Solicitor stating that a clause should be inserted in all contracts that no assignment or order can be given by the contractor in order to make the resolution of the council effected. Filed From the Health Inspector advising compulsory vaccination. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Odlum. That public Vaccinators be appointed and that vaccination be made compulsory as far as children of school age in concerned and further that the appointment of Vaccinators and the fixing of the fee for same be referred to the Board of Health with power to act. Carried From A. L. St. George offering a vaporizer for $12.00 Referred to Board of Health. From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report. Filed From the School Board asking for the grade of school lots. Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ Odlum That the matter be referred to the City Engineer with power to act. Carried. From J. B. Henderson and Thos. Fitzpatrick complaining about the dangerous proximity of the pest house to their dwellings. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ McGuigan That the Small Pox Pest House be removed from its present position at a date as early as possible to some place of safety sufficiently far from residences and buildings under course of construction. Carried [vol 5 pg 11] From John Devine + Son drawing attention to an assignment from W. H. Fraser. Filed From Alderman McCraney asking for 5 weeks leave of absence. Moved by Alderman Gavin. Seconded by “ Scoullar. That permission be granted. Carried. From the City Solicitor stating that the City had power to borrow money on the strength of taxes accruing due. Filed From the Secretary of the 1st of July celebration committee asking for a grant of $2000.00 Referred to Finance Committee From A. Cecil Green asking the Council to accept his resignation as hospital nurse. Referred to the Health Committee with power to act From the Rev Mr. Clinton offering the services of Sister Francis free of charge as nurse at the

“More stringent and effective” health inspection needed for incoming ships – May 30, 1892
“More stringent and effective” health inspection needed for incoming ships – May 30, 1892

Two recent "Asiatic" ships are believed to have brought smallpox infection to the city. Council sends urgent message to the Government in Ottawa, and copies all the local Members of Parliament, urging them to review and improve the health and quarantine procedures at ports. Meanwhile, doctors are assigned to give vaccinations at each of the five city schools. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer David Laing and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 22-30 [vol 5 pg 22] Vancouver May 30th 1892. Council met on Monday May 30th 1892 Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Cornnon, Scoullar, Collins, McGuigan, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The minutes of the last meetings were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read:- From A.E. Garvey in reference to the Electric Wiring By Law Filed From C. Griffith in reference to the proposed City Hall Filed From the City Auditor submitting report for April. Filed From the Minister of Public Works acknowledging receipt of communication re (Burnaby Shoal?) Filed From the Minister of Marine acknowledging receipt of communication re tunnel under the first narrows. Filed From the Deputy Provincial Secretary asking if the Council was of the same opinion regarding the appointment of J. A. Jordan and asking what salary the Council proposed to pay to him. Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ Mills That the Government be informed that the Council are still of the same opinion regarding Mr. Jordan and that they be told the amount of salary he is receiving Carried From the Provincial Secretary acknowledging receipt of communication re City Hall Filed From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts. Filed From the Health Inspector giving the supp- [vol 5 pg 23] osed origin of the small pox. Filed From E. Nicoll on behalf of J. D. Henderson claiming damages for having the Pest House located near the works of his client: Referred to the City Solicitor From A.H.B. McGowan asking for $2,000.00 to be granted by Council towards the 1st of July Celebrations. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ McGuigan That $2,000.00 be granted by Council towards a Queen's Birth Day Celebration on the 1st of July. Carried Yeas Anderson, Cornnon, McGuigan, Franklin, Odlum and Gavin Nays Scoullar, Collins and Mills From A.H.B. McGowan asking the Council to grade the street around the School sites Referred to the Board of Works From James K. Rae asking the Council not to collect the rent of Market Hall from him for a concert held on the 23rd inst. Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by “ Franklin That the Communication be filed Moved in amendment by Alderman McGuigan, Seconded by Alderman Scoullar. That the City Council donate the sum of $10.00 towards defraying the expenses of a concert held in the Market Hall on the 23rd inst. by James K. Rae. Amendment lost, Motion carried From Sydney Jeffers et al asking

Board of Works to find a new quarantine site – June 6, 1892

The location for the new Pest House (quarantine facility) to be determined by the Board of Works.  Cabins behind the Market Hall to be burned, as recommended by the Health Inspector. Vancouver Council writes letter of concern and protest to the Dominion (of Canada) that the carelessness of the medical staff at Albert Head near Victoria has resulted in a province-wide smallpox outbreak.  Men working on city payroll will be paid at City Hall on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 31-38 [Volume 5 page 31] Vancouver June 6th 1892 The Council met on Monday June 6th 1892 at 8 p.m. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Alderman Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From. S. Gintzberger, asking the Council to proclaim Saturday the 11th inst in the afternoon , a half holiday. Moved by Alderman Scoullar. Seconded by “ McGuigan That the afternoon of Saturday the 11th int be proclaimed by His Worship the Mayor a half holiday. Carried. From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From W. A. McIntosh and John McDowell offering $125.00 a month for the rent of the Market Laid over to be considered when the By-Laws are introduced From John Brown etal asking for a sidewalk on Sophia Street Referred to the Board of Works From H. G. Ross, Secretary of the Provincial Exhibit Association, asking for a grant from Council Referred to the Finance Committee From the City Solicitor advising the City to move the pest house from its present location as soon as possible. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Connon That the City Engineer be instructed [Vol 5 pg 32] to ascertain the exact distance the pest house is from the work carried on by Mr. Henderson. Carried From the Park Commissioners protesting against the pest house being located on Dead Man’s Island. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Odlum That the communication be filed. Carried | amendment | Moved by Alderman Scoullar | Seconded by “ Connon That the Selection of a site for a pest house be left in the hands of the Board of Works. Lost From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts Filed From D. Goldberg asking the Council to set aside a portion of the public cemetery for the Jewish Congregation. Referred to the Board of Health From S. J. Emmanels, Chairman of the Dancing Committee asking for the Market Hall on the first of July Mills-Scoullar That the communication be referred to the Market Committee with power to act Carried From John. B. Saint asking that three dangerous trees be cut down. Referred to the City Engineer From the Health Inspector reporting upon the Small pox and advising the destruction of the cabins in rear of the Market

English Bay bath houses may never be built – June 13, 1892
English Bay bath houses may never be built – June 13, 1892

English Bay Bath Houses question was deferred, as the available budget was not sufficient. Federal Minister of Marine offers to pay 91 cents per day for care of sick mariners in the city hospital. BC Department of Lands and Works refused Deadman's Island for quarantine. Book budget for the Library to be paid in a lump sum. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Susan M. Willows and sponsored by the Woodward  family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 39-46 [Volume 5 page 39] Vancouver, June 13th 1892. The Council met on Monday June 13th 1892 at 8. P.M. Present His Worship Mayor Cope and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scouller, Collins, McGuigan, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From G. W. Thomas reporting on the Market Receipts filed From F. G. Vernon, Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works refusing to give Deadman’s Island for pest house purposes. From A. Campbell Riddie, Deputy Provincial Secretary in reference to the Police Magistrate. From the Police Magistrate asking for an increase in salary. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by Alderman Gavin That the Police Magistrate’s salary be increased to $150.00 per month, Carried From J. W. Morrison asking the City to abate the nuisance on Water Street in rear of Edmonds Buildings. Referred to the Board of Works. From W. A. Kum Yow asking the City to provide a site for a guest house for Chinamen. Referred to the Board of Health. From E. L. Kirkland, submitting a tax account for water pipes, etc. Referred to Finance Committee From Leamy & Kyle submitting an assignment of an account from Angus Fraser. Laid Over From R. Llewellyn submitting an account amounting to $123.50 for diving and the use of Diving outfit. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by Alderman Connon That the amount claimed be paid. Carried [Volume 5 page 40] From Wm Smith Deputy Minister of Marine offering to pay 90 cts a day for the case of sick mariners in the City Hospital. From Dr. Kendall asking the City to recommend the resolution re the refusal to accept orders in his case Laid over From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From J.C. McLagan asking that a sidewalk be laid to the proper grade around the World office Referred to the Board of Works From the City Solicitor advising the Police Committee to consider the Market By-Law before it is submitted to Council Referred to the Market Committee From Angus McAllister that asking for the City Water on Hornby Street. Referred to the FW&L Committee From the owner of the S.S. Afries submitting Jan account for $176.00 for services rendered. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by Alderman Connon Carried That the amount be paid if found correct. From Wm Brown, Chairman of the Library Board asking the Council to pay the amount voted to the Library Board for books in a lump

Reward for Conviction of Tree Vandals Increased to $300.00 – June 20, 1892

Council will attend July 4th celebrations in Seattle. Westminster and Vancouver Tramway officials complain of cows “running at large” on their tracks. W. S. Westcott awarded the contract for laying flexible water main across the Second Narrows. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 47 - 53 [Volume 5 page 47] Vancouver June 20th 1892 The Council met on Monday June 20th 1892 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship, the Mayor and, Aldermen Connon, Anderson, Scoullar, Collins, McGuigan, Odlum,Franklin Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From the Health Inspector reporting another case of Small pox Filed From W. H. Kendall and W. H. Fraser submitting assignments of accounts respectively. Laid over until the City Solicitor is interviewed From M. G. Blanchard, Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Association thanking the Council for the use of the City Hall for their meeting. Filed From the City Architects protesting against the City Engineer doing architect’s work. Filed From the Secy-Treasurer of the Westminster and, Vancouver tramway Company, drawing attention to the fact that cows were running at large endangering the property of the Co through getting on the track in front of their cars. Referred to the Police Committee From H. B. Small, Deputy Minister of Agriculture acknowledging receipt of resolution re the appointment of a Port Physician at Vancouver. Filed From the Invitation Committee of Seattle inviting the Mayor and Council to be present at their celebration on the 4th of July. Resolved that their invitation be accepted with thanks. Carried From W. B. Wilson asking for a permanent grade and sidewalk in front of his premises on Columbia Avenue + Dupont Street. Referred to Board of Works. [Vol 5 pg 48] From A. H. B. McGowan Secretary of the School Board asking that $2000.00 be placed to the credit in the Bank of Montreal, also asking for the appointment of an Auditor as required under the School Act 1891. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Franklin That the City Treasurer be instructed to place in the Bank of Montreal the sum of $2000.00 to the credit of the School Board and the said amount to be charged to the School Estimates Carried Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Connon That Stanley James be appointed Auditor to audit the school accounts. Carried From Geo. Gagen asking the City to have the Assessment Roll printed Referred to Finance Committee to ascertain cost: From JB Henderson again drawing attention to the proximity of the Pest House to his works. Filed From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights Filed The following tenders were received for City Scavengering:- Thos Veitch + co $80000 per month John Wolfe 600 “ “ Moved by Alderman Connon Seconded by “ Anderson That the tender of Thos Veitch + co be accepted. Moved in amendment by Alderman Collins Seconded

Deadman’s Island not to be used for quarantine – Jun 27, 1892
Deadman’s Island not to be used for quarantine – Jun 27, 1892

Temperance societies insist on Sunday closing. Lawn sprinkling hours restricted until the new water main is put in. No food or refreshments to be sold in Stanley Park or along the Park Road. Committee appointed to find a site for a new hospital for contagious and infectious diseases. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer David Laing and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 54-63 [Volume 5, page 54] Vancouver June 27th 1892. The Council met on Monday June 27th 1892 Present. His Worship, the Mayor and aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Franklin, Odlum, Mills & Gavin The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read: From the Park Commissioners submitting a resolution passed by their Board preventing the sale of refreshments etc, along the Park Road or in Stanley Park. Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ Gavin That the resolution be endorsed by Council. Carried From the City Officials asking that their salaries be paid on the 30th of June. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Odlum That their request be granted. Carried From John F. Ross of 6th av [sic] complaining about his drain being closed up. Referred to Board of Works. From Thos. Morely applying for City Water. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee From Wm. Turner drawing attention to the condition of the alley in block 67-541 Referred to the Board of Works From Joseph Huntley in reference to the north side of Water Street Referred to the Board of Works From the City Solicitor stating that the City was bound to accept assignments of account Filed [Volume 5, page 55] From the Chairman of the F. W. & L. Committee advising that lawn sprinklers and hose taps be only allowed to be used during certain hours. Moved by Alderman Connon Seconded by “ Odlum That lawn sprinklers and hose taps must only be used between the hours of 5 and 8 O,Clock in the morning and 5 and 9 in the evening until the new main is laid Carried From L. W. Marcy of New Whatcom inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at their celebration on the 4th of July. Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ Odlum That the invitation be accepted Carried From the Deputy Provincial Secretary stating that G. A. Jordan had been appointed Police Magistrate. Filed From Ramsay Bros. Asking for water at reduced rates. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee From Robert Ward & Company offering the City their services in connection with the selling of debentures Referred to the Finance Committee From the Park Commissioners protesting against the pest house being place on Dead Man’s Island. Filed From D. W. Gordon, MP, Acknowledging receipt of resolution re the appointment of a quarantine officer for Vancouver etc. Filed From the Temperance Societies asking that the Sunday Closing By-Law be enforced. Moved

Water main replacement to go ahead across First Narrows – July 4th 1892
Water main replacement to go ahead across First Narrows – July 4th 1892

Money enclosed with applications for licenses to be returned if the license is not granted.  The City Solicitor was asked to look into the question of whether an Alderman had the right to contract with the City for school construction. W. S. Westcott to furnish his bond for the replacement of the flexible (water) main across the First Narrows.  The question of a raise for the City Treasurer was referred to the Finance Committee. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 64-66 [Volume 5 page 64] Vancouver July 4th 1892 The Council met on Monday July 4th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From Oppenheimer Bros etal, asking that Thos Cyrs be granted a liquor license. Referred to the License Commissioners From R. H. Patterson etal, asking for a refund of License Money where the licenses were not granted. Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ Collins That the City Treasurer to instructed to refund all license money where licenses were not granted. Carried From Wm Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine stating that the Department had no objection to the City constructing a tunnel under the Narrows if it did not interfere with navigation Filed From Dr. Stevenson, drawing attention to the gutters on Hastings Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Francis Roward and R. A. Townley claiming damages for closing the street known as Sophia Street between 9th and 10th Av. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ Anderson. That the matter be referred to Alderman Collins to report on Monday next Carried From John Devine and John Callister protesting against the frontage tax assessment. Filed From the Health Inspector reporting on Small Pox cases. Filed [Vol 5 pg 65] From A. M. Beattie, asking to be appointed a public weigher. Referred to the Market Committee From Chas. A. Coldwell etal, asking for the opening up of the lanes in Block 44. 200 a. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Brenton report on on Sewers. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From J. A. Coldwell asking why his letters were not read. Filed From Oldfield + Cook, asking the Council to look into the matter whether an alderman had the right to contract for school construction. Referred to the City Solicitor From the City Treasurer asking for an increase of Salary Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Franklin That his salary be increased to $1800.00 a year. Lost. /Moved in amendment by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by Alderman McCraney. That the matter be referred to the Finance Committee Carried The following Reports were received and read:- F. W + L. Report: The F. W + L. Committee met on Wednesday

Vancouver and New Westminster Councils urge formation of Provincial Board of Health – July 9, 1892

Joint meeting of New Westminster and Vancouver City Councils to prevent the spread of smallpox from Victoria and other suspected ports. Provincial Government urged to form a Provincial Board of Health to coordinate vaccinations. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Susan M. Willows and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 page 69 only Vancouver, July 9th, 1892 A special meeting of the Councils of New Westminster and Vancouver was held on Saturday, July 9th, 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and full Council of Vancouver and His Worship Mayor Townsend and Aldermen Kennedy, Smithers, Hay, and Dr. DeWolf Smith, Medical Health Officer. The object of the meeting was to consider what action should be taken to prevent the spread of small pox from Victoria and other suspected ports. Moved by Alderman Odlum. Seconded by Alderman Smithers That the Government be urged to form a Provincial Board of Health to adopt at once the most effective course possible for the protection of the people against the spread of small pox and further resolved that the Government be asked to answer by telegram it’s decision in this matter when reached so that the Cities of Vancouver and New Westminster may know what course to adopt. Carried Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by Alderman Kennedy That passengers arriving from infected districts by vessel in the City produce certificates of recent vaccination or submit to vaccination before being allowed to land, and that the Health Officer appointed by the City be requested to examine every vessel entering and take whatever steps may be considered necessary and further that, a copy of this Resolution be sent to each steam boat company the vessels of which call at the City. Carried The Board herein adjourned. T. Cope, Mayor Ths. S. McGuigan, City Clerk.

No quarantine laid on Victoria steamers, at least for now – July 11, 1892

Vancouver decided to defer quarantine of vessels from Victoria until “more definite information” could be obtained. Several clergymen addressed Council, urging them to enforce prostitution laws. Several people whose clothes were destroyed by health officials request compensation. This transcript was made in July of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 70 – 79 Vancouver City Council Minutes Vancouver July 11th 1892 The Council met on Monday July 11th 1892. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullor, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills, & Gavin. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From C.C. Ralston etal asking that Hastings Street be paved from Carroll to Cambie. Referred to Board of Works From L.S. Gore returning W.A. Cumyow’s letter. Filed From E.F. Clark of Toronto offering to sell the South Park for $15 000 From H.L. Edmonds drawing attention to material being filed on his land on Quebec Street Referred to the Board of Works From Robert H. Wood asking for the City to order the clearing of lots 1, 2, & 3. Block 27, 184 as he was going to build on the adjoining lots. Referred to the Board of Works From A. St. G. Hamersly stating that the gates erected on the U.S.S. Co’s wharf were to prevent crowding. Filed From H.K. Spicer asking for a lower water rate. Referred to F.W&L Committee From E. Osborne asking that he be paid for clothes destroyed by the Health Inspector. Referred to Board of Health From J.D. Townley asking to be exempted from paying tax on the C.P.R. Right of Way on Carrall Street. Referred to the Board of Works From John McConney applying for the position of Night Watchman. Referred to Police Committee From the Deputy Attorney General asking for a return of all fines imposed under the Indian Act since 1887. Referred to the Police Committee From N.C. Muir authorizing the City Treasurer to pay his wages to John Boultbee. Referred to the City Solicitor From the Health Inspector reporting on the Small Pox. Filed From Agnes Gorman claiming compensation for loss of clothes. Filed From the Secretary of the School Board asking for $5000. Referred to Finance From M. R. Wells etal asking for a temporary water pipe on Princess Street. Referred to F.W.&L Committee From Corbould, McColl & Campbell submitting an account on behalf of Mrs. Dockendorf etc. Referred to Health Committee From Tupper Thomson submitting accounts for Clothes. Referred to Health Committee From Fleming Robinson asking that the material piled on his property on Quebec Street be removed. Referred to the Board of Works From Jules Effert and Wm Seidelinar asking that Block 27.184 be cleared. Referred to the Board of Works From Wm. Farrell asking to purchase the City Bonds. Referred to Finance Committee. From Menzies etal requesting the City to enforce the By-laws regarding prostitution. Referred to

Dr. Harold appointed Vancouver health officer – July 13, 1892
Dr. Harold appointed Vancouver health officer – July 13, 1892

Special Meeting to appoint municipal health officer, to appoint the new hospital as a quarantine facility, and to notify the C.P.R. that no goods could come ashore until they were "thoroughly disinfected". This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer L. Ellema and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 page 80 only [vol 5 pg 80] Vancouver July 13th 1892 A special meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday, July 13th 1892 Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by Alderman Gavin That Dr. Harold be temporarily appointed Municipal Health Officer at a total salary of $20.00 per day including his present duties in order to carry out the regulations issued by the Lieutenant Governor passed on the 11th of July 1892. Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by Alderman Collins That the new hospital be used as a quarantine for suspects. Carried Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by Alderman McGuigan That the C.P.R. Co. be notified that no goods will be allowed to come ashore until they are thoroughly disinfected. Carried F. Cope Mayor F. McGuigan City Clerk

Labour Day to be granted as public holiday – July 18, 1892
labour day 1898

Labour Day (August 11 in 1892) to be granted as a public holiday. The Board of Health empowered to buy a site for a separate Chinese “pest house” (isolation hospital) within the City limits. City to ask the provincial government to enforce the Public Health Act, as one case of smallpox has already been found in Hastings Townsite. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer L. Ellema and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 81-87 [vol 5 pg 81] Vancouver July 18th1892 The Council met on Monday, July 18th 1892. Present: His Worship, The Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum Mills and Gavin. The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read: From A.L. St. George, stating that Dr. Brydone-Jack had no authority to render any account to the City on behalf of Mrs. Dockendorf. Filed From W.J. Brewer stating that it would only be necessary to slash and burn the trees in 182 instead of close cutting. Referred to the B. of Works From H. Abbott stating that he thought $10.00 a month would be a sufficient charge for the water at the Chinese passenger shed. Referred to F.W & Light. Committee From F.A. Round et al asking for the grading of Grove and Crescent Streets Referred to the Board of Works From A.M. Beattie and W. Bailey asking for a grant from Council in aid of a Poultry and Produce Exhibition Referred to the Finance Committee From MH Fraser giving an order on the City in favor of Nelson Carter Moved by Alderman Connon Seconded by Alderman Franklin That the Communication be filed Carried From D.A. MacPherson of the Department of Public Works, Ottawa, asking the City to show how the extension of the Streets to the Water would be a sanitary advantage. Referred to the Board of Works From J.J. Dougan drawing attention to the fact the contractor who opened the lane in Block 91.196 had piled rocks etc. on his lot. Referred to the Board of Works [vol 5 pg 82 From the City Auditor submitting Report for May and also report on school accounts Filed From J. Franks et al complaining about a hog nuisance on Carrall Street Referred to the Health Inspector for attention From Geo Gagen, Secy of the Trades & Labor Council asking that the 11th August Labor Day be proclaimed a Public holiday Moved by Alderman Connon Seconded by Alderman Franklin That his request be granted Carried From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights Filed From W.E. Johnstone stating that he had not yet been paid for WH Gallagher's lot on Powell Street which was purchased by the City Referred to the City Solicitor The following Reports were received and read Board of Works The Board of Works met on Thursday, July 14th, 1892. Present: Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Franklin, Gavin and Scoullar It was

Council unanimously backs smallpox quarantine against Victoria – July 22, 1892

Council unanimously backs Mayor Fred Cope’s announced smallpox quarantine. Mayors of other municipalities to be contacted to join the quarantine formed by Vancouver and New Westminster. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Christine Cathcart and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 page 88 only [vol 5 pg 88] Vancouver July 22nd 1892 A special meeting of the Council was held on Friday July 22nd 1892. Present - Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum and Mills. Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman. A report was received from the Health Inspector on the Small Pox cases. Filed Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by Alderman Anderson That the Council of the City of Vancouver assembled do hereby place on record their entire and unaltered approval of the action taken by Mayor Cope in the protection of the public health and the prevention of the introduction of Small Pox from points where the prevalence of the disease has warranted this and other municipalities within the province to declare a quarantine against Victoria. Carried The Council then adjourned The following resolution should be in the minutes of the previous meeting: Moved by Alderman Mc Craney Seconded by Alderman Franklin That the Mayor communicate at once with the Reeves of each of the municipalities in the N. W. District asking them to co-operate with this City and New Westminster in enforcing the quarantine against Victoria or other infected parts. Carried

New Westminster to lift smallpox quarantine on Monday – July 23, 1892

Mayor Townsend of New Westminster announced he would raise a quarantine on New Westminster Monday July 25 if other municipalities would do the same. John Brenton appointed temporary Health Inspector, Alderman Anderson as Acting Mayor. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteers Christine Cathcart and sponsored by the Woodward family City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 page 89 only [vol 5 pg 89] Vancouver July 23rd 1892 A special meeting of the Council was held on Satuday July 23rd 1892. Present - Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Scoullar, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavan. Alderman Odlum was appointed Chairman. Moved By Alderman Gavin. Seconded by Connon. That John Brenton be temporarily appointed Health Inspector in place of Joseph Huntly while said Huntly is in Victoria. Carried. Moved by Alderman Connon Seconded by Alderman Gavin That Alderman Anderson act as Mayor in the absence of Mayor Cope. Carried Mayor Townsend of New Westminster was present and informed the Council of his intention to raise the quarantine in his city on Monday next if other cities act in conjunction. The meeting then adjourned.

Vancouver will crack down on prostitution at once – July 25, 1892

In an effort to curb prostitution, the allowable area for brothels will be made as small as possible. Drinking in open vehicles, "sauntering" around on foot, smoking at open windows, and other ways of attracting attention to be "wholly restrained". Mayor of New Westminster reported he would lift the smallpox quarantine on Monday or Tuesday; Mayor of Port Townsend, WA reported the quarantine there would last another two weeks. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Susan M. Willows and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 90-96 [vol 5 pg 90] Vancouver July 25th 1892. The Council met on Monday July 25th 1892. Present : Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills, and Gavin. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Odlum. That Alderman Anderson be appointed to act as Mayor during the absence of Mayor Cope, with full power to sign cheques, etc. Carried The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read : - From Geo Kilby applying for the position of nurse in the pest house. Referred to the Board of Health. From the B.C. Pottery & Terra Cotta Works appointing Evans, Coleman & Evans their agents in Vancouver. Filed From Francis Hyde & Co., quoting the prices of Sewer pipes. Referred to the Board of Works From Evans, Coleman & Evans, asking for a crossing on Alexandra Street to their wharf. Referred to the Board of Works From W.H. Fraser, asking for his final payment on the hospital wing. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Odlum. That the final estimate be paid to him when the 30 days required by law expires. From Geo Gagen Secretary of the Trades & Labor Council asking that the Mayor & Council attend the Labor Day Demonstration and take a place on the Speaker’s Platform on that day. [vol 5 pg 91] Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by “ McGuigan That the invitation be accepted. Carried That Comte G. Des Etangs, asking for a grant of 32000 acres and subsidy of $400,000 in consideration of his settling 200 families in British Columbia Filed From H. Abbott, asking that Abbott Street be extended south through the C.P.R. Reserve. Referred to the Board of Wards From W.S. Gore, Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Wards stating that the Deed of Lot 2, Block 2, O.G.T., could not be handed over until the City was able to effect the registration of the school lots Referred to Finance Committee From Mathers & Carson, Merchant Tailors submitting an account for $472.50 for firemen’s uniforms. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Mills That the account be paid Carried From J.W. Hart asking for an order for Mattresses to be supplied to the hospital. Referred to the Board of Health From Geo Pollay drawing attention to the nuisance created by the cattle sheds and hog pens at the C.P.R. Corrall (sic) and asking

Quarantine decision delayed until tomorrow – July 27, 1892

This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Christine Cathcart and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 page 97 only [vol 5, pg 97] Vancouver July 27th 1892 The Council held a special meeting on Wednesday July 27th 1892. Present Acting Mayor Anderson, Aldermen Connon, Collins, McCraney, McGuigan, Franklin and Mills. The purpose of the meeting was to take into consideration quarantine matters but as the Mayor and City Solicitor were expected back on Thursday it was decided to adjourn until that date at 10 a.m.

Smallpox quarantine lifted – July 28, 1892

This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Christine Cathcart and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 97 only [vol 5 pg 97] Vancouver July 28th 1892 The Council met on Thursday July 28th 1892 at 10 a.m. Present Acting Mayor Anderson, Aldermen Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavan. Moved by Alderman Connon. Seconded by Alderman Collins Whereas from the reports issued by the Health Officers it appears that the City of Victoria has now checked the spread of the disease of small pox and apparently has it under control. And whereas the City of New Westminster has seen fit to raise the quarantine against the influx into that City of passengers from Victoria and thereby rendered it a matter of very great difficulty on the part of the City of Vancouver to efficiently carry out the quarantine regulations, hitherto enforced, if it was considered necessary to continue them. Therefore be it resolved that the quarantine enforced up to this date be released and the Medical Health Officers be instructed to strictly carry out the Provincial Health Regulations and the City Health By-Laws as far as may under the present circumstances be considered by them necessary for the preservation of the Public Health. Carried The Council thus adjourned (signed) F Cope Mayor (signed) Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Deadline for 20% tax rebate extended to August 15 – August 1, 1892
Deadline for 20% tax rebate extended to August 15 – August 1, 1892

Because the volume of trade has decreased, the deadline for receiving a 20% tax rebate will be extended to August 15. All material used in the new sewers (except Portland Cement) to be a product of British Columbia. $10,000 placed to the credit of the School Board. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer David Laing and sponsored by the Woodward family City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 98-103 original handwritten minutes here Vancouver August 1st, 1892 The Council met on Monday August 1st 1892 Present. His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Conner, Scoullar, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills & Gavin. The minutes of the last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read: From Mr. Whitman et al complaining about the Crematory nuisance Referred to the Board of Health. From J. M. Browning, Land Commissioner stating that the C.P.R. Co. would be willing to pay for the clearing and burning of their lots in the West End. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Slade, complaining about John Wolf Jr. leaving his scavenger carts near his house. Referred to the Board of Health From Oscar H. Clark, Esq. MD. Recommending Miss Wilkinson as head nurse for the City Hospital. Referred to the Board of Health From J. M. Browning, Land Commissioner stating that he was willing to give the deed to the fountain site if the Council considered that a proper fountain had been erected. Referred to the Board of Works with the power to act. From Mellon, Smith & Co. asking for the Insurance on Fire Hall, Mount Pleasant. Referred to the Finance Committee From E.L. Sanders, Private Secretary to the Minister of Militia, acknowledging receipt of resolution of Council re College site in Stanley Park. Filed From A. Q. St. George asking the Council to call for tenders for fire hose. Filed From Nicol Allan, Secretary of the Vintners Association asking the Council to add a clause to the Liquor License By-Law so that a Special License can be granted to sell liquor on picnic grounds etc. Referred to the police Committee From J.M. Holland, asking for the payment to him of the cost of building a sidewalk in front of his premises on Cordova Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Geo. Pollay asking for the position of Inspector on Street Paving. Referred to the Board of Works. From H.J. Ceperley asking the Council to renew insurance on om Fire Hall no. 2 Referred to the Finance Committee with the power to act. From the Secretary of the School Board requesting the Council place $10,000 to the credit of the Board in the Bank of Montreal. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Odlum That their request be granted. Carried From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From Robert Munro, managing Director of the Canadian Paint Co. asking for exemption from taxation and a low water rate in

Additional quarantine buildings needed within the week – August 8, 1892

Vancouver quarantine hospital upgrade to include a kitchen and nurses' quarters, and an observation facility, plus a well and a brick-lined cesspit. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer David Laing and L. Ellema and sponsored by The Woodward Family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 104-113 [volume 5 pg 104]                                                                    Vancouver August 8th 1892 The Council met on Monday August 8th 1892 Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read: From C. Cawker asking for compensation for the loss of sprinkler contract Filed From R.K. Winters drawing attention to the fact that the lane between Hastings and Dupont Streets remained unfinished and also drawing attention to the actions of the City Solicitor. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by Alderman McGuigan That the first part of the communication be referred to the Board of Works. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by Alderman McGuigan That the Communication be filed. Carried From G.L. Craig, stating that the City Scavenger was neglecting him Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by Alderman Odlum That the matter be referred to the Board of Health with power to act Carried From J.C. Douglas et al asking for  the opening up and sidewalking of Dufferin Street between Blocks 86 & 93, 26 & A Referred to the Board of Works From the Temperance Organizations protecting against the proposed change in the Sunday closing By-Law Filed From Ada Lao protesting against the city connecting with her water pipe on Hastings Street Referred to the F. W. & L. Committee. [vol 5 pg 105] From Thwaite & Co, stating that a mistake had been made in recommending the opening up of Powell Street as is was ascertained that the street was not Powell Street Referred to the Board of Works From R.D. Pitt asking for a grant from Council in consideration of having lost a leg in the City service. Referred to the Finance Committee From J.M. Browning asking for permission to erect an awning in front of the Opera House Referred to the Board of Works From Crowder & Penzer asking the City to remove a large stump fenced on their lot by the Street contractors. Referred to teh Board of Works From W.H. Mason et al asking the City to open up 10th Av. east of Prince Edward Street Referred to the Board of Works From E.A. Jenns on behalf of A. Calori claiming $2500.00 for damages for quarantining the European Hotel Referred to Finance Committee & City Solicitor From Wm. Lindelman claiming that the water backup up on his lots on Powell Street Referred to the Board of Works From John McHardy

Council proposes $300,000 bonus to Burrard Inlet & Fraser Valley Railway Co. – August 10, 1892

Informal discussion of the proposed $300,000 bonus to the Burrard Inlet & Fraser Valley Railway Co. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer L. Ellema and sponsored by The Woodward Family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 113 only                                                                                 Vancouver August 10th 1892 The Council met on Wednesday August 10th 1892 Present:His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum and Gavin. The object of the meeting was to consider the proposed Bonus to the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co but after considerable discussion it was decided to consider the By-Law informally. Aldermen Anderson then moved. Seconded by Alderman Gavin That the By-Law be read a second time on Monday next. The Council then adjourned and considered the Bonus By-Law informally. After the By-Law discussion ceased, Dr. David appeared before the Council to endeavour to induce them to have outside smallpox cases put into the City Pest House. Thos.F.McGuigan                                                          F.Cope City Clerk                                                           Mayor

Steamer Sunbury given a $25 weekly bonus – August 15, 1892

The steamer Sunbury to be subsidized $25 per week. The City Engineer was to number streets in Fairview and Mount Pleasant consistent with the numbering north of False Creek. A plan to set aside 10 acres in Stanley Park for the future University of British Columbia was quashed by the federal (Dominion) government. This transcript was made in 2017 by Transcribimus volunteer Christine Cathcart and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 114-121 [vol 5 pg 114] Vancouver August 15th 1892 The Council met on Monday, August 15th 1892. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Gavin and Mills. The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read: From John McKie stating that parties had camped on Beach Avenue in front of his lots. Referred to the Police Committee From F. Astley drawing attention to the fact that one of the firemen was keeping a cigar and fruit stand. Referred to F. W. L. Committee. From Miss Woodward asking for leave of absence. Referred to the Health Committee. From E. St. Arnaud asking for a box drain on Seymour Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From N. N. Hesketh applying for the position of Sewer Inspector. Referred to the Board of Works. From John McLaren reporting on the electric lights. Filed. From the Minister of Militia and Defence stating that on account of there being a dispute between the Dominion and Provincial Governments as to the ownership of Stanley Park, no action could be taken regarding the petition for ten acres for College purposes. Filed. From Dr. Davie through Dr. Harold enclosing instructions regarding quarantine regulations. Filed. [vol 5 pg 115] The following reports were received and read: Financial Report The Financial Committee met on Friday, August 12th 1892. Present: Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan and Odlum. It was recommended: 1. That the following accounts be paid: Telephone Company rents $39.20 Land Registry Office Registration 5.00 Palmer Brothers Supplies 12.00 Miss Davies – Typewriting 10.60 2. That the Fire Hall on Mount Pleasant be insured for three years to the amount of $1000.00 in the Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Co. 3. That the communication from R. D. Pith, asking for compensation for the loss of his leg be filed. 4. That the communications from E. A. James and J. D. Henderson be referred to the City Solicitor to report upon to next meeting of the Committee. (Signed) F. A. Anderson Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by Alderman Franklin That the report be adopted. Carried Health Report The Health Committee met on Tuesday August 9th, 1892 Present Aldermen McGuigan, Anderson, Odlum and Gavin. It was recommended that the following accounts be paid: Russell McDonald and Company Supplies 37.70 Hudson’s Bay Company Supplies 6.00 Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 28.64 I. Pruer Hack hire 5.00 [vol 5 pg 116] A. Goldstein Supplies $34.10 Ideal Grocery Supplies 53.30 Atkins

Vancouver objects to paying salary for trains health inspector – August 22, 1892

Because of the continuing smallpox epidemic, the B.C. Government has appointed a health inspector to examine train passengers arriving and leaving Vancouver. The City of Vancouver objects to paying that health inspector's salary. One more case of smallpox reported. Miss Davies paid $7.50 for typewriting for the Finance Committee. A proposed by-law to grant a bonus to the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co. to be voted on by taxpayers. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer L. Ellema and sponsored by The Woodward Family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 122-128 [vol 5 pg 122] Vancouver August 22nd 1892 The Council met on Monday, August 22nd 1892. Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin & Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read: From Thos. Fitzpatrick asking for the clearing of Block 26.184 Referred to the Board of Works From the City Solicitors stating that Angelo Calari had no claim against the City Filed From J. Huntley reporting on another case of smallpox. Filed From Dr. Davie stating that he would use his influence to have 10 acres set aside for a smallpox house. Filed From Dr. Davie stating that the City would have to pay for the salary of the Medical Inspector. Filed From E.A. Jenns claiming damages on behalf of Mrs. J. Dufferin for damages to an oil painting through blasting. Referred to City Solicitor From the Municipal Fire & Police Telegraph Co. Newton Highlands Mass. claiming that there was an infringement on the Gamewell Fire Alarm System. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee From H. Abbott stating that he could not agree to the proposition of the City regarding the opening up of Pender Street. Referred to the Board of Works From C.J. Mayne asking that a Box drain in front of his premises on Princess St. be lowered. Referred to the Board of Works From Miss Bowes et al asking the Council not to grant a liquor license for Brockton Point Referred to the License Board [vol 5 pg 123] From G.E. Meek et al asking for Sewers in the East End Filed From R. Mackay Fripp asking for an explanation of the building By-law Referred to the Board of Works From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights Filed From D.G. McDonald asking for the grading of Front St. Referred to the Board of Works From M.A. Jackson asking for an amendment of the Market By-law Referred to the Market Committee The following Reports were received and read: Board of Works The Board of Works met on Thursday August 18th 1892 Present: Aldermen McCraney, Connon, Gavin, Scoullar and Franklin. It was recommended: 1. That Mr. Condell be informed that it is not the City Engineer's business to locate private property and that it will be necessary for him to employ a Provincial Land Surveyor. 2.That D. McGillivray's deposit on the bituminous rock contract be returned to him. 3. That the City Engineer have a proper survey made of Mrs.

Vancouver & North Vancouver co-operate to build a road along Capilano water works pipeline – August 29, 1892

The sum of $10,000 was placed in the School Board’s bank account. The City of Vancouver and the Municipality of North Vancouver will cooperate in building a road beside the Capilano Creek pipeline. The Finance Committee recommended W. B. Fisher be paid $60.00 for clerical work. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 129 - 133 [Volume 5, page 129] Vancouver August 29th 1892. The Council met on Monday August 29th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills + Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From C. Cawker rendering an account for street sprinkler. Referred to the Board of Works. From Marvin Swartz in reference to the sale of the Northern Pacific Railway Bonus Bonds. Referred to the Finance Committee From the Secretary of the School Board asking for a grant of $10,000 Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Odlum That the sum of $10,000 be placed to the credit of the School Board in the Bank of Montreal. Carried From C. J. Mayne in reference to a box drain on Princess Street. Referred to the Board of Works From Wm. Farrell stating that he was willing to clear his lots if the City would clear the streets and lanes. Referred to the Board of Works. From James Mather etal asking for a street light on the corner of Richards + Smythe Streets. Referred to the F. W + L. Committee From Mrs. E. Davie asking for compensation for the destruction of goods. Referred to the Health Committee. From A. M. Beattie asking permission to erect a shed on the Market Grounds. Referred to the Police Committee with power to act. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From J. W. Horne in reference to the erection of the City Hall. Referred to the Finance Committee [vol 5 pg 130] The following Reports were received and read:- Board of Works The Board of Works met on Friday August 26th at 2 p. m. Present Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Franklin and Scoullar. It was recommended:- 1 That J. T. Abray of the Cosmopolitan Hotel be informed that the Sewer he complains of will be repaired. 2 That the City Engineer and the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare an agreement conjointly which will be satisfactory to the Corporation of Vancouver and the Municipality of North Vancouver regarding the construction of the road along the pipe line on Capilano Creek. 3 That the owners of Lots 11. 12. 13. 14 + 15 in Block 55 264 A be notified to cut down the standing trees on said lots as soon as possible. 4 That 7th Av in front to the Alexandra Hospital be repaired by day work at that and that the chain gang open up a road way at the back

Water Works Superintendent Nickson dismissed – September 5, 1892

J. J. Nickson was dismissed as superintendent of the Water Works with one month's salary in lieu of notice. The Police Committee's recommendation that J. M. Beattie be allowed to build a shed on the Market grounds was overturned. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous and sponsored by The Woodward Family original handwritten minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 134-140 [vol 5 pg 134] The Council met on Monday Sept 5th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Franklin, Odlum and Gavin. The minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted. The following communications were received, and read:- From Foster and Flett stating that their contract was delayed on account of pipes not being ready for delivery. referred to the Board of Works. From Joseph Dixon claiming compensation for loss of furniture etc. through quarantine regulations Referred to Board of Health From Nettie Willis submitting an account for milk supplies during quarantine. Referred to Board of Health From Wm Templeton etal asking that Westminster Av be opened up to Burrard Inlet Referred to City Solicitor and Board of Works From Angelo Calori claiming compensation for loss of trade etc through the quarantine. Referred to the Board of Health From Leamy and Kyle submitting an assignment from C.F. Rounsfell for acceptance. Referred to the City Solicitor From Ralph G. Mickson submitting an account for $929.96 for examining and inspecting water pipes, during manufacture in Scotland. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by " Franklin That the amount be paid. Carried From Alex Gartshore submitting an account for $284.75 for freight on flexible main. Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by " Franklin That the amount be paid. Carried [volume 5 page 135] From Walter Taylor, Manager of the B.C. Canning Co asking for free water. Referred to F.W.+L. Committee From W. Cowderoy asking for a position in the City's Service. Referred to City Clerk for reference. From the Vancouver Electric Railway + Light Co. asking for a larger water pipe at the power house. Referred to the F. W. + L. Committee From J.W. McFarland asking for the renewal of the Insurance on the hospital furniture. Referred to the Board of Health with power to act. From J.A. Coldwell asking for an additional $2.50 for 13 hours watching on the C.P.R. wharf. Referred to the Board of Health From Rand Bros. asking for a share of the Insurance on the school buildings. Referred to the school board. From John McLaren, submitting weekly report on electric lights. Filed From S. J. Goodfellow + A. E. Suckling claiming damages for injury to horse and buggy through an open sewer. Referred to the Contractor From the B.C. Iron Works , asking for assistance to rebuild the foundry. Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday September 2nd 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins + Mills. It

$2,000 bonus granted to the B. C. Iron Works Company – September 7, 1892

The bonus of $2,000 was granted in 4 per cent debentures. Council also agreed to pay for fences etc. for the Jockey Club grounds. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Brenda Chapman original handwritten minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 page 141 only [Volume 5, page 141] Vancouver Sept 7th 1892. The Council met on Wednesday September 7th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, Franklin, Odlum and Mills. The object of the meeting was to consider the granting of a bonus to the B. C. Iron Works Co. and other business. After considerable discussion it was moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Collins That the B. C. Iron Works Co be granted a bonus of $2,000 in 4 per cent debentures in consideration of their rebuilding and operating their works and agreeing to move off the road bed of Westminster avenue produced and paying the rent of the leased property until such time as it is required by the City for Street purposes after expropriation. Carried. Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ Franklin That the following account be paid: Clements + Addison, Fences etc for Jockey Club Grounds. Carried. The Board then adjourned. F. Cope Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

B.C. Iron Works bonus question delayed for one week – September 12, 1892

Leatherdale + Smith claims damages to a horse and "rig" while it was rented by the City. Mr. R.D. Pitt is also claiming damages for the loss of his leg, while Mrs. Staff is claiming compensation for her salary while she was in quarantine. Meanwhile, the Mayor and Aldermen have been invited to two industrial exhibitions in New Westminster and in Tacoma, Washington. There was confusion about whether the B.C. Iron Works was or was not requesting a bonus from the City; the matter was laid over for a week while the Finance Committee examined the question. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Susan M. Willows and sponsored by The Woodward Family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 142-147 [vol 5 pg 142] Vancouver Sept 12th 1892 The Council met on Monday September 12th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Collins, Scoullor, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, and Gavin. The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted Communications From J.M. Browning asking what action had been taken on his offer re the purchase of the Recreation grounds for a City Hall site. Referred to the Finance Committee From the President of the Industrial Exposition Co, Tacoma inviting the Mayor, Council & Citizens to be present at the exhibition on the 17th inst. Invitation accepted From J. J. Dougan asking that the water pipes be extended up Keefer & Harris Streets east of Jackson Av. Referred to FW&L Committee From Leamy & Kyle asking the City to clear Lots 10 to 12, Block 22, sub 200a. Referred to the Board of Works From D. Robson City Clerk of New Westminster wanting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at the Industrial Exhibition (s/b Exposition) from the 20th to the 23rd inst. Invitation accepted From Leatherdale & Smith claiming damages for injury to horse and rig. Referred to the City Solicitor From Mrs. Staff claiming compensation for loss of salary while in quarantine. Referred to the Health Committee From Alex McKelvie & Co. asking for a bonus in aid of their foundry. Referred to the Finance Committee From R. D. Pitt claiming compensation for the loss of his leg Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by “ Franklin [vol 5 pg 143] That the Communication be filed. Moved in amendment by Alderman Odlum. Seconded by Alderman McGuigan That Mr. Pitt be granted $150.00 payable at the rate of $5.00 per week, as compensation for the loss of his leg on condition that he relinquishes all claims against the City in that respect. Amendment lost, motion carried. From the B.C. Iron Works station that they were not asking a bonus from the City Filed From W.E. Brown stating that the additional street lights were being placed. Filed From Wm. Cargill, asking for the use of the fire engine for a short time on the Jockey Club grounds. Referred to the F.W.&L Committee with power to act. From John McLaren reporting on the

Lots at the foot of Main Street to be expropriated for street expansion – September 19, 1892

Michael Costello was appointed arbitrator to determine the value of the lots to be expropriated by the City of Vancouver for street use. Compensation was made to several parties for loss of time and property during the recent smallpox quarantine. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous and sponsored by the Woodward family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 148-156 Vancouver Sept 19th 1892. The Council met on Monday September 19th 1892. Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following Communications were received and read:- From Alex MacDonald asking that the newly cleared portion of the Cemetery be fenced in Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by " Franklin That the Communicators be referred to the City Engineer with power to act: Carried From J.C. McLagan etal asking that Thursday Sept 22nd be declared a public holiday to give the citizens an opportunity to attend the Fair at New Westminster Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by " McGuigan That the request of the petitioners be granted. Carried From J. Rogers asking for the permanent grade of Hastings Street in front of his premises. Referred to the Board of Works with power to act: From Hobson Bros. withdrawing their tender in laying the water mains Referred to the F.W+L Committee From Geo Cassady etal asking for better water facilities for their Mills. Referred to the F.W.+L. Committee From McLean Bros. asking for a balance of $47.00 claimed to be due them on 13th Av. Referred to the City Clerk to supply to McLean Bros. giving explanations [vol 5 pg 149] From Carbould, McColl + Campbell stating that if no action was taken regarding the case of JB. Henderson for compensation legal proceedings would be taken. Filed. From Ed Johnson, asking for the opening up of one more block on 8th Av. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Brenton reporting that the Sewers were being blocked by the Scavenger. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. Abbott stating that he had forwarded the petition re the erection of the Cattle Sheds to Montreal. Filed From Dr. Herald submitting his account for Services as Medical Municipal Health Officer. Referred to the Health Committee. From Miss Swan asking that the new hospital floors be painted or oiled. Referred to the Health Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights Filed The following Reports were received and read: F. W+L. Committee. The F. W+L. Committee met on Wednesday September 14th 1892. Present: Aldermen Franklin, Connon, McGuigan and Scoullar. It was recommended:- 1 That the following accounts be paid:- G. H Bazley, Shoes Set $5.00 Van Elec Ry + Light Co. Lights 1219.53 C. H. Jones, Supplies. 1.50 Palmer Bros. " 7.75 John Currell, Sharpening Saws. 1.25 " , Supplies 6.45 [vol 5 pg 150] D. J. Campbell. Supplies. $1.25 Creamer + Langley " 37.87 W.

$300,000 Railway Bonus By-Law receives third reading – September 26, 1892
$300,000 Railway Bonus By-Law receives third reading – September 26, 1892

[caption id="attachment_2903" align="alignnone" width="480"] Fraser Valley railway car ca. 1910 from City of Vancouver Archives AM54-S4-LGN-949[/caption] Mayor Cope cast the deciding vote on a motion to postpone third reading of the the Railway Bonus By-law. In favour of adjourning the meeting till the next morning: Aldermen Collins, Scoullar, Gavin & Mills. Opposed to a delay: Anderson, McGuigan, McCraney, & Franklin. Mayor Cope decided to proceed with the third reading, rather than put off the issue till next morning. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon and sponsored by The Woodward Family City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 157-162 [vol 5 pg 148] The Council met on Monday Sept. 26th 1892 at 8 P.M. Present: His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read: From Evans, Colemans, and Evans complaining about the Scavenger dumping into the hopper near their business. Referred to the Board of Health From the Committee on Management inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to an Entertainment in the Market Hall on the 27th inst. Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by " Scouller That the invitation be accepted. Carried. From A. St. G. Hammersly in reference to the expropriation of the lots at the foot of Westminster Av. Filed From Geo Gagen asking that the Poll Tax Collector be instructed to collect taxes from Sailor coming in the unload vessels. Referred to the Finance Committee From John MacLaren reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From C. A. Jopson asking for a sidewalk on Princess Street and additional street light. Referred to Board of Works & "unreadable" From C. I. Knowdell asking that a culvert be stopped up on Davie Street. Referred to the Street Inspector with the power to act. The following Reports were Received and read. Board of Works. [vol 5 page 158] The Board of Works met on Thursday September 23rd 1892. Present: Aldermen McCraney, Gavin, Scoullar, and Franklin It was recommended: 1. That Dr. W.H. Kendall's contract for the supply of crushed rock be extended to include the amount desired by D. MacGillivray in his contract. 2. That J. Brenton be notified to have the outlet to the sewer cleared at once by the City Scavenger and failing to get that done satisfactorily to clear it himself at the City Scavenger's expense. 3. That the Street Inspector be required to furnish the City Solicitor with all the information he requires relative to the Sewer where Leatherdale + Smith's horse was injured. 4. That the City Engineer interview the owners of the property at the S.E. Corner of Pender and Seymour Streets and see about having the side walk put back in its proper place as soon as possible or the building proceeded with. 5. That the Street Inspector be instructed to put men on to complete D. J. McDonald's contract of 1889 on 13th Av without delay.

New Local Improvement By-Law Passed- October 3, 1892

"Crushed rock" (gravel) will be used to repair Westminster Avenue (now Main Street) and to surface the basement of the City Market. The Telephone company gives notice that they will have to raise the price for telephone service out to the Cemetery or disconnect the line.  (The Cemetery phone was "out of town" at Fraser and 35th.)  The floors of the new City hospital to be painted with "antiseptic paint". This transcript was made in July of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 163 – 168 [vol 5 pg 163] Vancouver July 11th 1892. The Council met on Monday October 3rd 1892 Present His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills + Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From H. L. Kent, Manager of the Telephone Co. stating that new arrangements would have to be made regarding the line to the Cemetery otherwise it would be abandoned. Referred to the Finance Committee From J. Huntly reporting on the expenses in connection with small pox. Filed From the City Clerk of Nanaimo, asking Council to cooperate with them in preventing the spread of small pox. Filed. From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed. From R. MacKay Fripp, asking the City to refund to Dr. Powell the cost of deepening a drain. Filed From Lewis. J. Cady asking for a sidewalk on 5th Av. Referred to the Board of Works. From Theo. R. Hardiman claiming damages for injury to his child from falling off Cordova Street sidewalk. Referred to the City Solicitor From McPhillips + Williams asking what action had been taken in reference to Mrs. Cook’s property in 185. Filed From Mr Matheson etal asking for a street light on the corner of Robson + Cambie Streets. Referred to the F. W. + L. Committee. [vol 5 pg 164] From Aldermen Odlum, asking for four, week’s leave of absence. Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by “ Anderson That leave be granted. Carried From G. B. Thompson etal asking for a sidewalk on Prior Street. Referred to the Board of Works From Pemberton + Dumbleton asking what action had been taken on the claim of Louis J. Jenns. Filed From Thos Allan, asking for permission cut xirs on the Hasting Park. Referred to the Park Commissioners From the City Auditor submitting report for June. Filed. From T. B. Hall etal asking for a 6 ft side walk on Keefer Street. Referred to the Board of Works From D. Smith etal claiming that liquor was being retailed in the Breweries. Referred to the License Commission. From H. T. Ceperley Secy of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co. stating that his company had signed the agreement with the Northern Pacific Ry Co and asking that an agreement be prepared and signed by the City, his company and the Northern Pacific. Moved by

Costello and Munro give up Water Mains contract – October 5, 1892

Council directed the Fire, Water and Light Committee to proceed with another company once a settlement was made with Costello and Munro for work done to date. This transcript was made in July of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 169 only [vol 5 pg 169] Vancouver Wednesday Oct 5 1892. The Council met on Wednesday Oct 5th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. Communications From Costello and Munro, asking the Council to take the contract off their hands for laying the water mains on Sections 2 + 3. Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by “ McGuigan That the contract for the laying of the water mains be taken off the hands of Messrs Costello and Munro and that the work be done by day Labor. Carried Moved by Alderman Franklin Second by “ Gavin. That the F. W. + L. Committee be authorized to proceed with the work of laying the water mains on the contract taken off the hands of Costello and Munro as soon as a satisfactory settlement is made with said contractors Carried Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Scoullar. That the following account be paid:- W. S. Westcott for laying submerged main $300000 Carried The Council went into Committee of the Whole with Alderman Anderson in the Chair for the purpose of considering an agreement between the City and the Burrard Inlet Railway Co and the Northern Pacific Ry Co. The Agreement was read over clause by clause after which the committee rose and asked leave to sit again. The Council then adjourned Thos. F. McGuigan F. Cope City Clerk Mayor

Westminster Ave. purchase delayed six months – October 10, 1892

Immediate fire by-law enacted to eliminate standing rubbish in back yards. The chain gang was assigned to level a lane way behind Beach Avenue. Street lights were approved for fifteen intersections. This transcript was made in July of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 170-177 [vol 5 pg 170] Vancouver Wednesday Oct 10th 1892. The Council met on Monday Oct 10th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From. Messrs Alexander. Costello and Tatow, the Arbitrators in the case of Dupont vs the City of Vancouver re the extension of Westminster Avenue submitting their award, which was as follows:- For the lots required. $22830 For Severances 7500 Arbitrators fees 150. Laid over From Mssrs Costello, McFarland + Coldwell the Arbitrators in the case of the B. C. Iron Works vs the City submitting their award, which was as follows:- Value of Lease $9730.00 Arbitrators fees 180 Laid over From W. Eastman, asking for free water and exemption for a factory. Referred to F. W. + L. + Finance From C. L. Brown. Secy of Trustee Board of Methodist Church Mount Pleasant asking for the use of the Fire Hall to eat Harvest Home dinner on the 18th inst. Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by “ Collins That they be granted the upper room of the Fire Hall for the occasion. Carried [vol 5 pg 171] From B. Carlo, asking for compensation for loss of Goods through small pox. Filed. From John F. Ross claiming that the water was backed up on his property: Referred to the Board of Works. From H. Abbott asking for 180 years of broken stone for Abbott St at contract rates. Referred to the Board of Works. From Johnston + Douglas of the Boulder Saloon asking what action had been taken re their claim. Filed From Mrs J. McPhee, asking to be paid for a fur coat destroyed by order of the Health Inspector. From Chas. C. Wilson, asking for a reduction of the license on circuses. Filed. From G. A. Miller etal, asking for the extension of the water works on Westminster Av. to 5th av. Referred to F. W. + L Committee From the City Solicitor, asking for particulars as to the accident to Theo Hardiman’s child. Referred to the City Engineer + Solicitor From the City Solicitor stating that the clause in the agreement with the Fraser Valley Railway Co should provide that in the event of any other railway company wishing to operate their trains over the bridge they should be entitled to do so on paying a proportionate cost of the bridge. Filed. The following Reports were received + read:- F. W. + L. Committee The F. W. + L. Committee met on Wednesday September Oct 5th 1892. Present Aldermen Franklin, Mills, Scoullar

Cemetery road must be repaired, Vancouver & South Vancouver tell Victoria – October 17, 1892

Mr. Abbott of the C. P. R. allowed 180 cubic yards of rock at the same prices as City. Thomas Allen to be paid $450.00 for purchase of a team of horses for the Fire Department. This transcript was made in August of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 178-182 [vol 5 pg 178] Vancouver Wednesday Oct 17th 1892. The Council met on Monday Oct 17th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and, Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From Chas. C. Wilson on behalf of John S. McMahon asking for a reduction of the circus license. Filed. From T. A. Smith etal asking for the grading of 3rd Av. Referred to the Board of Works From J. A. Coldwell applying for the position of assessor. Referred to Finance Committee From J. A. Coldwell re Water Works Inspection. Filed From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric lights. Filed From the Burrard Inlet + Fraser Valley Railway Co asking the Council to pass another By-Law re bonus. Laid over From L. M. Wilson et al asking for a sidewalk on Hamilton Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Innes + Richards re the closing of a drain on Water Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From C. H. L. Tyrrell, asking for compensation for being quarantined in Columbia Hotel. Filed From G. G. Macfie asking for a sidewalk on Alberni Street. Referred to the Board of Works For the Caretaker of the Cemetery, asking for certain repairs. Referred to the Board of Health From J. Huntly in reference to the City Scavenger Referred to the Board of Health [vol 5 pg 179] From J. Huntly stating that he was summonsed to his Victoria in connection with Royal Commission on Small pox, and asking for leave of absence. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Anderson. That leave be granted him. Carried From C. McLachlin, C. M. C. of South Vancouver asking the Council to co-operate with them in petitioning the Government for the repair of the cemetery road. Filed From the B. C. Iron Works, asking for compensation for delay for stoppage of works. Referred to Finance Committee. From the C. P. R. Co submitting an account for $9.46 for freight on hose. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ McGuigan That the amount be paid Carried From Geo Erwin etal submitting an account for $415.10 for day labor. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Gavin That the amount be paid Carried From H. T. Devine + Co submitting, an account for $97.02 for supplies Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ McGuigan That the amount be paid Carried From Alfred Williams et al submitting an account for $50.00 for work in connection with pest house. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Scoullar.

City to hire Building Assessor – October 24, 1892

Aldermen Anderson, Franklin and McGuigan to meet with the Library Board regarding the size of the current library. B.C. Government reports that $400 has been set aside for the North Arm (cemetery) road. Police officers’ uniforms will cost $30 each, and water proof coats $8.75. This transcript was made in August of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 183-190 [vol 5 pg 183] Vancouver Wednesday Oct 24th 1892. The Council met on Monday Oct 24th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor, and Alderman Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From E. D. McLaren asking what action the Council intended taking regarding the Sewer on Burrard Street Referred to the Board of Works. From L. H. Kendall offering to take a contract to supply broken rock and wait for his money until next January. Referred to the Board of Works. From Edwin Maclin, Secretary of the Free Reading Room and Library enclosing, a resolution from the Board re larger quarters for the public. Moved by Alderman Odlum. Seconded by “ Mills That a committee consisting of Aldermen Anderson, McGuigan, and Franklin be appointed to wait upon the Library Board in reference to this matter and report. Carried. From the City Auditor submitting report for July + August. Referred to Finance Committee From A. Blyth etal submitting a pay roll for work on Capilano Creek amounting to $681.70 Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Scoullar That the amount be paid. Carried [vol 5 pg 184] From A. H. B. McGowan Secretary of the School Board asking for the grading of the streets around the High School West End school and Mount Pleasant School and side walks laid. Referred to the Board of Works. From Geo Gillespie Manager of the Bank of B.C. stating that the General Debentures were in order. Filed From J. H. Brownlee offering a map of B. C. for 3.50. Filed From Wm Webster, Manager of the U. S. S. Co enclosing accounts for the Medical Examination of the Cutch and asking the City to pay same. Referred to the Board of the Board of Health From Miss Bowes, asking work for John Dolan. Filed From J. C. Irwin representing J. F. Clark of Toronto asking for exemption from the Transient Traders’ License on the Grounds that Mr. Clark was a real estate owner in the City. Referred to the Police Committee From the Chief Commissioner of lands and works stating that $400.00 had been appropriated by the Government for the repairing of the North Arm Road. Filed From Thos Evans asking for an increase of Salary. Referred to the Board of Works. From Oppenheimer Bros. stating that they were willing to clear their lots on Mount Pleasant [vol 5 page 185] if the City would first clear the streets. Referred to the Board of

Dry dock needed in Vancouver, says Board of Trade – October 31, 1892

The Opera House to gain an awning or covered walkway.  Oppenheimer Brothers must clear their lots in Mount Pleasant.  Mr. St. Armand granted permission to build his house over running water, provided he does not hold the City liable for damages, or "block the waterway". This transcript was made in August of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 191-196 [vol 5 pg 191] Vancouver Oct 31st 1892. The Council met on Monday Oct 31st1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and, Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From A. McKinnell etal asking for the City Water on Seventh Av. Referred to the F. W + L. Committee From the School Trustees, asking for a grant of $10,000 for building purposes. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ Collins That the amount be paid Carried From Bodwell + Irving submitting an account for $95.85 for law costs in case of Bowack vs the City. Referred to the Finance Committee From Mrs A. C. Stirrett asking for the use of the Fire Hall on Mount Pleasant for Nov 10th. Moved by Alderman Gavin Seconded by “ Odlum That the request be granted Carried. From Miss Grace Reid asking the Council to provide a book case for the wing to the City Hospital to contain a library of 133 Volumes which she desired to present to the City. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Odlum That her request be granted. Carried From the B. C. Iron Works stating that they were now in a position to supply all kinds of castings etc. Referred to the F. W + L. Committees [vol 5 pg 192] From Wm Seidelman asking that the Council order the clearing of of Block 27.184 Referred to the Board of Works. From W. H. Tyrell, asking for compensation for being quarantined. Referred to the Board of Health. From Walsh + Nightingale submitting an account for goods supplied to quarantine guards. Referred to the City Solicitors From McLeod + McDermid submitting an account for extras on the Mount Pleasant Fire Hall. Referred to the F W + L. Committee From N. D. McDermid complaining about stumps being piled on his lots on Ninth Av. Referred to the Board of Works. From Theo. R. Hardiman asking that some suitable person be dep to inquire into the accident to his child. From W. E. Green assignee for Geo. A. Fraser + Co stating that all accounts were to be paid to John Boultbee. Referred to the City Solicitors From Leatherdale and Stiritt stating that their claims for injury to their horse and buggy was not investigated. Referred to the City Solicitors From John McLaren reporting on the Electric lights. Filed. From Joseph Huntly reporting two cases of small pox. Filed From John Wolfe offering to run the crematory Referred to

Taxpayers will soon vote on $300,000 Railway Bonus – November 3, 1892

Two by-laws were finalized: one granting a bonus of $300,000 to the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co, and the other setting a polling time, places, etc for the Railway By-Law to be “elected” [ratified] by the taxpayers. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 197 - 200 [Volume 5, page 197] Vancouver, November 3rd 1892. The Council met on Thursday November 3rd 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Scoullar, McGuigan, Franklin, Odlum, Mills and Gavin. Communications From C. D. Rand, President of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Railway Co stating that he would indemnify the City against such costs and to pay the costs incidental to the last By-Law in the event of the last By-Law be quashed with cost he would agree to indemnify the City against such costs and pay the costs incidental to the passing of the present By-Laws. Filed Introduction of By-Laws Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Odlum. That a By-Law be introduced granting a Bonus of $300,000 in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Company and that such By-Law be read a first time. Carried The By-Law was then read a first time. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Anderson. That the Rules be suspended and, the By-Law read a second time. Carried The By-Law was then read a second time. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Gavin That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for consideration of the By-Law. Carried. Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman. [vol 5 pg 198] In Committee the By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Odlum That the rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced granting a Bonus of $300,000 in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co and that said By-Law be read a first time. Carried The By-Law was read a first time. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Anderson. That the Rules be again suspended, and the By-Law read a 2nd time Carried The By-Law was read a 2nd time. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Odlum That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law. Carried. Alderman Anderson was appointed Chairman. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Odlum That the By-Law be taken as read. Carried The Committee then rose and reported to Council the By-Law complete without amendment. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ McGuigan That the Rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced fixing the polling places time etc on the By-Law granting $300,000 in aid of the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co. and that such By-Law be read a first time. Carried. [vol 5 pg 199] The By-Law was then read a first time Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ McGuigan That

Vancouver Council to look into City staff cuts – November 8, 1892

A special committee was formed to see if any reduction of City staff is possible. A telephone will be installed in the Mount Pleasant Fire Hall. The Mayor of Seattle reported seven cases of smallpox in that city. A six foot sidewalk will be put down on 9th Avenue from the Westminster Road to Prince Edward Street. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 201 - 206 [Volume 5, page 201] Vancouver, November 8th 1892. The Council met on Thursday November 8th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, McGuigan, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted, Alderman Collins voted nay to adopted the Minutes of the adjourned meeting. The following communications were received and read:- From John McLaren reported on the Electric Lights. Filed. Wm Mason complaining about water being backed on his lot on Keefer Street. Referred to the City Engineer. From James A. Dickie complaining applying for a position on the Fire Brigade. Referred to the F. W+L. Committee From John Wolfe asking for a refund of 12.00 for blocking up a Sewer. Referred From S. H. + S. J. Parkes asking for the grading and sidewalking of 7th Av. Fairview. Referred to the Board of Works. From C. T Dupont stating that he would not accept the $50.00 offered to him for expenses in connection with the arbitration. Referred to the City Solicitor From Davis Sutherland quoting the advantages of enamelled iron tablets. Filed From Evans Coleman + Evans asking for the 10 per cent retained on Sewer pipes. Referred to the Board of Works From T. T. Black etal complaining about a Chinese nuisance on Seymour Street. Referred to the Police Committee + Solicitor From A. W. Pinnick etal complaining about a nuisance from Cattle in Block 57. 302 Referred to Board of Health. From Geo Meadows etal asking for a sidewalk and light on 7th Av. Fairview Board of Works + F. W+ L. [vol 5 pg 202] From the Mayor of Seattle stating that there are seven cases of Small pox there. Filed The following Reports were received and read Finance Committee. The Finance Committee met on Monday November 7th 1892. Present Aldermen Anderson Collins and Odlum The following accounts were recommended for payment:- J. A. Healy Clerical work $25.00 Thos. F. McGuigan etal Expenses to N. W. 6.00 S. T. Lesley + Son Supplies 13.05 C. Nelson “ 8.25 Bank of B. C. Insurance etc on Bonds. 337.90 Diplock + co. Supplies 5.40 News-Advertiser Assessment Roll. 65.50 D. McRae. Carpentering 10.00 D Springer Revising Voters List 20.00 Thomson Bros. Supplies 4.90 Palmer Bros. “ 30.18 Telephone Co. Rents 38.70 The question of the claims of the Mill Companies for commissions for Collecting Poll Taxes was referred to Council sgd R. A. Anderson Chairman Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Gavin That the clause relating

No additional City layoffs needed, Committee finds – November 14, 1892

A meeting of all the standing committee chairs found that no additional staff can be reduced past the three Engineering department employees already laid off. A new City Solicitor will be hired in the new year at a fixed yearly salary. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 207 - 213 [Volume 5, page 207] Vancouver, November 8th 1892. The Council met on Monday November 14th 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum, and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received:- From T. H. Robson asking the City to pay over $9.60 due to G. A. Fraser + co. Referred to the Finance Committee From Henry W. Walden etal asking that Hastings Street near Raymur be repaired. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. Abbott, asking for a revision of the water rates. Referred to the F. W + L. Committee From C. Campbell Johnson complaining about the neglect of the Health Inspector. Referred to the Health Committee From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights Files From Major Whitaker etal asking for an electric light at the corner of 13th Av and Ontario St. Referred to the F. W + L. Committee From W. J. Gallagher, stating that he was not responsible for the delay in printing the City Charter Referred to the Finance Committee The following Reports were received and read:- Health Committee. The Health Committee met on Tuesday November 8th 1892. Present Alderman McGuigan, Gavin and Collins It was recommended:- 1 That the Board of Works be requested to put a box drain in on 14th and 15th Avs to abate the nuisance caused by an overflow from the cow sheds of Mr. Ellison. 2 That the following accounts be paid:- [vol 5 pg 208] Hudson’s Bay co. Supplies $11.00 John McDowell “ 1.50 H. H. Layfield + co “ 3.50 M. A. Harvey. Hack hire 21.00 E. Clough. Express 12.50 Ideal Grocery. Supplies 53.75 Palmer Bros. “ 27.91 D. Burton Hack hire 12.75 W. Towler Repairs 4.00 A. Rourke + Jarvis Supplies 3.00 R. V. Winch “ 4.00 McIntosh + co. “ 68.75 Herrett + co. “ 47.99 A. Linton Boat hire 45.00 S. T. Tilley + son Supplies 4.00 Dr. Ferguson Mental Examination 5.00 Dr. Bell-Irving “ “ 5.00 J. P. Blake. Supplies .80 do do “ 11.05 Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 39.04 Summers + Orrell Supplies 8.20 Devine + co. “ 12.42 Daily Telegram “ 14.75 C. W. Hutchings “ 19.25 Palmer Bros. “ 3.00 F. W. Hart. “ 6.00 McLennan + McFeely “ 1.20 Tye + co. “ .65 F. W. Hart. Burial 10.75 Wm Urquhart Supplies 4.75 G. L. Allan “ 23.00 A portion of M. A. Harvey’s account by Dr. Herald was struck out. sgd to J. McGuigan Chairman Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Odlum That the Report be adopted. Carried F. W + L.

Vancouver Library and Reading Room to move to larger quarters – November 21, 1892

Dr. McGuigan (who was also an Alderman) was appointed City Health Officer at no salary. Council agreed with the Library Board that the present Reading Room and Library was far too small. Request from the B. C. Cooperage and Jute Co. to have city taxes waived for five years was laid over for one week. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Lorna Ellema and sponsored by The Woodward Family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 214-220 [vol 5 pg 214] The Council met on Monday November 21st 1892. Present His Worship the Mayor, and, Aldermen Anderson, Connon, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney Odlum, Franklin and Gavin. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From W. H. Allen applying for the position of Fire Marshall. Referred to the F. W.+L. Committee From Joseph Huntly reporting on the dismissal of one of the small pox patients and some of the guards. Filed. From John McLaren reporting on the electric lights. Filed From C. L. Brown asking for water on 10th Av. Referred to the F. W.+L. Committee From Thos. H. Tracy, City Engineer, advocating the construction of a reservoir in Stanley Park. Referred to the Board of Works. From D. McRae, asking for a sidewalk on Alberni Street: Referred to the Board of Works. From the B. C. Mills Timber and trading Co asking for exemption from taxation etc Referred to the Finance Committee From Z. G. Goldberg in reference to the construction of an addition to his building in the fire limits. Filed From the Fire Underwriters asking that the Fire By-Law be more stringently en- [volume 5 page 215] forced. Already attended to From C. L. Brown thanking the Council on behalf of the Methodist Ladies of Mount Pleasant for the use of the fire hall. Filed From M. C. McLean asking that certain rocks be removed from the lane in rear of his premises. Referred to the Board of Works. From Norman McLean etal, asking for a sidewalk on 5th Av. Mount Pleasant. Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee. The Finance Committee met on Friday November 18th 1892. Present Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan and Odlum. It was recommended:- 1 That the following accounts be paid:- Bank of B.C. Insurance etc on Bonds $674.60 F. Evans, Transcript 26.00 C. P. R. Co. 1/2 ticket to Victoria 1.50 2 That P. Kelley be placed on the permanent pay roll as caretaker of the Isolation Hospital at a salary of $45.00 per month dating from the time of his appointment by the Health Inspector. 3 In the communications from the BC Cooperage and Jute Co asking for exemption from taxation this Committee recommends the exemption from taxes for a period of five years of the British Columbia Jute Co on the following conditions:- 1st, That the said Co erect a two storey building 50 ft

Vancouver Fire Hydrants to be made locally – November 28, 1892

Vancouver Council agreed to buy fire hydrants and valves from the B. C. Iron Works. R. A. Muskett requested a road be built to his house on Fairview. Former Mayor and current policeman Malcolm MacLean to be furnished with an overcoat uniform with the others. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Margaret Sutherland and sponsored by The Woodward Family original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 221-228 [vol 5 pg 221] Vancouver November 28th 1892. A special general meeting of the Council was held on Monday November 28th 1892 at 4 p.m. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Collins Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, and Gavin. The following communications were received and read:- From the Hastings Saw Mill Co asking for payment for planking Dunlevy Av. Referred to the Board of Works. From E. B. Morgan etal asking for a six foot sidewalk on Comix Street from Burrard to Thurlow. Referred to the Board of Works. From W. J. Brewer complaining about the Street Lights Referred to the F. W + L. Committee From H. B. Turner, asking that crossings taken up on Westminster Av be replaced. Referred to the Board of Works From C. D. Rand Secretary to the Improvement Co. asking the City to reconvey a portion of two lots in Block 48. Subdivision 181. Referred to the Finance Committee and City Solicitor From A. L. Lowell Indian Superintendent giving the number of acres required by the City on Capilano Creek, and fixing the price for same. Referred to the F. W. + L. Committee From the B. C. Iron Works stating that they would make hydrants and valves at the same rate, as the City are paying to Eastern firms laid down here, and guaranteeing an equally good article. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by " Scoullar That the B. C. Iron Works get the order for making valves and hydrants provided they give a guarantee that they shall be equal to those now on hand, and at the same price. Carried From Mrs. A. E. Webster, asking that Alexandra Hospital be supplied with City Water. Referred to the Water Works Department [volume 5 page 222] From Chipman, Morgan + Co asking for a bonus of $200,000 in aid of the construction of a Dry Dock. Referred to the Finance Committee From W. H. May etal, asking for water on Lansdowne Street. Referred to the F. W.+L. Committee From J. S. Povab, asking to be refunded $18.50 paid out by him for clothes etc purchased to replace those destroyed by order of the Health Inspector. Referred to the Health Committee From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From Joseph Huntly asking for an investigation into charges alleged to have been preferred against him by certain Aldermen. His Worship appointed Aldermen Collins McCraney and Anderson, as a Committee to investigate, and report. From E. V. Good asking for the position of nurse. Referred to the Board

Huntly cleared of charges – December 5, 1892

Mr. Huntly was cleared regarding the overpayment of Mr. Larwill. Huntly was also asked to inspect the rear portion of a certain stables. Resolution from a recent Public Meeting regarding a Dry Dock was received. Mayor and Council entertained aboard Japanese ship Kongo. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 229 – 235 Vancouver, Dec 5th 1892 [volume 5 page 229] Council met on Monday December 5th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin and Gavin. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read, and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From the Clerk of the South Vancouver Municipality requesting the Council to co-operate with them to get the Municipality taken out of the Electoral District of New Westminster, and incorporated with Vancouver. Referred to the City Solicitor From Rand Bros Stating that the Insurance on the Crematory would expire on Dec 9th at noon, and asking that it be renewed. The City Treasurer was instructed to have the Insurance renewed. From the Japanese Council asking for the Vital Statistics of the City for the past-year. Requested granted. From R. D. Pitt asking for compensation for the loss of his leg. Filed. From Rand Bros, asking the City to re convey to the Improvement Co a certain portion of Lots 7 + 8, Block 48, D. L. 181. Filed From the Merchant Tailors of the City complaining about outside tailors trading in Vancouver and evading the License. Filed. From D. McGillivray, asking to be allowed to submit Estimates for the construction of a Graving Dock. Laid over. From Bell-Irving and Paterson, asking for the final payment on the water pipes. Referred to the Finance Committee. [volume 5 page 230] From Wm McCraney, Chairman of the Public Meeting called to discuss the Graving Dock matter, submitting resolution passed. Filed. The following Reports were received and read. Special Committees Your committee appointed at the request of the Health Inspector to investigate certain charges and after carefully examining them beg leave to report that we find there was no intent on the part of Mr Huntly in any way to defraud but we think that be overstepped the powers given him by resolution of Council in certyf certifying to Larwill’s time and having him paid as a temporary man when his name was put on the payroll as a monthly engagement. We recommend that the resolutions giving the Inspector and Chairman of the Health Committee the power to pass the time of the men and have the same paid without being passed by the Committee be rescinded and all bills in future be passed in the regular way before being paid. sgd Henry Collins Chairman Moved by Alderman Scoullar Seconded by “ Franklin That the Report be adopted and the motions referred to therein rescinded. Carried Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Thursday

G. A. Stevenson to buy Local Improvement Debentures – December 12, 1892

Mr. G. A. Stevenson bought $110,000 worth of Local Improvement Debentures. Awning allowed for Vancouver Opera House. Terms of employment and salary ($2,000 per year) fixed for City Solicitor. Mrs. Watmough appointed as a hospital nurse at a salary of $20 per month ($240 per year). This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 236 - 247 Vancouver, December 12th 1892 [volume 5 page 236] Council met on Monday December 12th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Mills, and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed From John Clough asking for a lump sum. Finance From the B. C. Iron Works asking for the contract for Brass Work. Filed From A. H. B. McGowan, Secretary of the Board of Trade, asking the Council to appoint a Committee to meet a Committee from the Board of Trade re the Dry Dock. His Worship appointed Alderman Collins, McCraney, Scoullar, Anderson, Franklin, and Gavin to meet the Board of Trade. From Messrs Armstrong, Eckstein and Gaynor requesting the payment of $71.80 due H. A. McIntosh. Referred to the Board of Health From D. M Fraser, asking for the payment of an account due him in 1890. Laid over. From the City Solicitor stating that the City was not liable for the payment of exchange as claimed by Messrs Bell-Irving + Paterson. Filed From W. J. Gallagher stating that he had purchased the Telegram plant and that the would do the City printing at the contract fates. Referred to the Finance Committee From J. C. McLagan on behalf of the World and News Advertiser offering to do the City [volume 5 page 237] advertising, at a fixed rate. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Gavin. That the offer of Mr. McLagan be accepted. Carried Reports. The following Reports were received and read:- Health Committees The Health Committee met on Tuesday December 6th 1892. Present Alderman McGuigan, Collins, Anderson, and Gavin. It was recommended:- 1 That the following accounts be paid:- J. P. Blake Supplies $17.05 Summers + Cerrell “ 10.20 F. W. Hart Funerals 21.50 2 That Alderman Collins be appointed a Committee of one to make the necessary purchases for the new wing to the City Hospital. 3 That the rules and regulations of the City Hospital be printed on Card Board as requested by Miss Swan. 4 That Mrs Watmough be appointed nurse at the City Hospital at a salary of $20.00 per month, dating from the 13th inst. 5 That F. Humphreys salary be increased to $35.00 per month in consideration of him performing extra duties in connection with the addition to the City Hospital. 6 That the incoming Council be requested to consider favorably an increase of salary for Miss Kendrick. 7 That the Communications from Mrs

Election set for Mayor and Council of 1893 – December 19, 1892

Election date and places set for election of Mayor, Aldermen, School Board, and Licensing Board. The Capilano Water Works is almost finished; the Fire Water + Light’s proposal for Assistant Superintendent Lawson to take over day to day operations was sent back to the Committee. A last minute motion granted $50 to the Orphans’ Home. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 248 - 257 [volume 5 page 248] Vancouver, December 19th 1892 The Council met on Monday December 19th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum, Mills + Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read, and, adopted. Aldermen Scoullar and Collins wished to have their names recorded as having voted against the 3rd reading of the Bonus By-Law. Communications From I. Oppenheimer, President of the Vancouver Electric Railway + Light Co asking for the earnest consideration of a proposal to guarantee the 5 per cent Bonds of the Co. Moved by Alderman McGuigan Seconded by “ Anderson That the Committee consisting of Alderman McCraney Odlum and Franklin be appointed to obtain information on the subject and report. Carried. From A. C. Stirrett and R. Purdy applying for the position of Returning Officer. Filed. From McPhillips and Williams in reference to Mrs. Cook’s property in 185. Filed. From John W. Reid etal, asking for an Electric Light on the corner of Ninth Av + Alder Street. Referred to F. W. + L Committee. From Robt Connacher asking for payment for a plow broken by the City. Referred to the City Solicitor. From Mrs Harrison, asking that $6.00 be refunded which she paid to the City for the grave of her husband. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Gavin. That the amount be refunded. Carried [volume 5 page 249] From Thos Fitzpatrick asking for the cutting down of trees near his house. Referred to the Board of Works. From R. Glass enclosing sample of Street number. Referred to B of Works From C. P. Shindler, asking for the grading of the lane in Block 34, 185. Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Solicitor stating that the Supreme Court at Victoria has reversed the decision of Justice McCreight re Gore Av extension. Laid over. From Costello + Munro asking for the return of their deposit on Water Works contract. Referred to the City Solicitor. From G. W. Hobson Secretary to the Fire Underwriters stating that there were two stove pipes through the side of the B. C. Iron Works building in direct violation of the fire by-law. Filed. From Geo Gagen, asking for a copy of the City Charter. Filed. From the Under Secretary of State, stating that the Sam Greer had been released. Filed. From Dan G. McLeod calling attention to how City Contracts are completed. Referred to the Board of Works. From Geo Mansbridge, asking for a position on the Police

Mr. Pitt not to be compensated for loss of his leg – December 27, 1892

The Fire Brigade to take over inspection and maintenance of Vancouver fire hydrants, beginning in the new year. Mr. Pitt, who had been writing to council weekly regarding the loss of his leg, was denied $50 compensation. The city’s insurance underwriters complain about the Fire Inspector’s work. A public meeting to be held on December 30 to discuss “civic matters”. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 258 - 264 [volume 5 page 258] The Council met on Monday December 27th 1892. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Collins, Scoullar, McCraney, McGuigan Odlum Franklin, Mills + Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From R. D. Pitt asking for recompense for the loss of his leg. Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ McGuigan That he be granted $50.00 payable at the rate of $5.00 per week. Lost Carried From James Baker, Provincial Secretary stating that the By-Law passed on the 28th September had been repealed or altered to the extent mentioned in the subsequent By-Laws. Filed. From McPhillips + Williams claiming $10000 damages on behalf of Fader + co for injury to a horse from falling into a cellar in rear of the Ferguson Block. Referred to the City Solicitors From A. M. Beattie asking that the roof of the Market Hall be repaired. Referred to the Police + Market Committees From G. L. Hobson, Secretary for Underwriters requesting that the Fire Inspector be instructed to look more closely after his business. Referred to the Fire Inspector to report From Geo Gagen stating that D. McGillivray had sublet a portion of his street paving contract. Referred to the Board of Works. From John McLaren reporting on the Electric Lights. Filed. From Geo. R. Maxwell etal asking the Mayor [volume 5 page 259] to call a public meeting in the Market Hall on Friday December 30th 1892 in regard to Civic Matters. Request granted. The following Reports were received and read:- F. W + L. Committee. The F. W + L. Committee met on Wednesday December 21st 1892. Present Aldermen Franklin, Scoullar and Mills. It was recommended:- 1 That John W. Reid etal, who petitioned for an Electric Light on the corner 9th Av + Alder Street be informed that there are no funds for the purpose at present. 2 That the City Engineer be instructed to ascertain if it will pay the proper percentage fixed by the Board to lay water pipes on 5th Av as petitioned for by Norman McLean etal. 3 That the Capilano Pay Roll be recommended for payment subject to being found correct: 4 That at the beginning of the year all the hydrants in the City be turned over in good condition to the Chief of the Fire Brigade, he to be responsible for them and to make an inspection once a week and report monthly thereon to the Board. 5 That H.