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Vancouver City Council 1893

Mayor: Fred Cope Aldermen: R. A. Anderson (Ward 1) W. F. Salsbury (Ward 1) Henry Collins (Ward 2) J. A. Hackett (Ward 2) William Cargill (Ward 3) H. R. McCraney (Ward 3) J. L. Franklin (Ward 4) George W. Hobson (Ward 4) C. L. Brown (Ward 5) William Taylor (Ward 5) MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online], Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2up April 1, 2020

Fire, Water & Light Committee’s recommendation overturned; Street Railway Committee’s report adopted – January 3, 1892
Fire, Water & Light Committee’s recommendation overturned; Street Railway Committee’s report adopted – January 3, 1892

The Fire Water & Light Committee proposed that the Capilano Waterworks upon its completion be overseen by Assistant Engineer J. P. Lawson, freeing up City Engineer to attend to other matters. This clause was struck out of their report: only Aldermen McGuigan and Franklin supported the original proposal. Another report of the Special Committee on Street Railways was adopted, although Aldermen Collins and Scoullar had moved to table the report with no recommendations. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Ci Dept P13 original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 258 - 264 [volume 5 page 258] Vancouver January 3rd 1893 The Council met on Tuesday January 3rd 1893. Present. His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum, Mills and Gavin. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From Bodwell & Irving asking for the taxed costs in the case of Dowack vs the City Referred to the City Solicitor From H. Abbott acknowleding (sic) receipt of resolutions of Council re building of terminal station etc. Filed From the Free Library furnishing annual report Referred to the Finance Committee From the City Solicitor stating that Costello & Munro were entitled to a return of their deposit. Filed From John Brenton in reference to a fence near John Dowell’s residence Referred to the Board of Works From J.M. Holland asking for the return of his deposit Action already taken From. W.H.L. Tyrell asking for compensation for being quarantined. Filed The following Reports were received and read: Finance F.W.& L Committee The F.W.& L Committee met on Friday December 30th 1892. Present Aldermen Anderson, Collins, McGuigan, Odlum, and Mills It was recommended:- 1. That the Communication from the Board of Works asking the Committee to provide funds for clearing in 185 be laid over until all the signatures are obtained [vol 5 pg 266] 2. That the Communication from Messrs Bell Irving and Paterson re the appointment of a 3rd party to settle this dispute with them be referred to the City Solicitor. 3. That the following accounts be paid:- The World P & P Co. Advertising $28.15 The News. Advertiser “ etc. 92.15 Wm Cowederoy Clerical Work 60.00 W.B. Fisher “ “ 60.00 Sgd. R.A. Anderson Chairman Moved by Alderman Odlum Seconded by “ Collins That the Report be adopted. Carried F.W. & L. Committee, The F.W. & L. Committee met on Thursday December 29th 1892 Present Aldermen Franklin, McGuigan, Mills and Scoullar. It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- Gurney Cab Co Drayage $2.00 J.C. Campbell Supplies 7.00 Van Carriage Works “ 2.00 Palmer Bros “ 20.16 S.S. Clyde Freight charges 7.00 Veitch & Nickson Laying water pipes 1511.33 W.P. Turner et al Labor 434.05 Thos Veitch Team of horses 550.00 2. That the City Clerk be instructed to write to the Indian Department, Ottawa for a copy of the Document given to the

Vancouver prepares to fight injunction against Railway Bonus By-law – January 9, 1893

H.A. McIntosh claimed 71.80 for supplies to furnish the quarantine hospital. John Potter hired to complete sewer Section 8 at a cost of $9,935.40. Lawyer A. St. George Hamersley instructed to act for the City in the event of an injunction against the Railway Bonus By-law. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 272-276 The Council met on Monday January 9th 1893. 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 D. L. McAlpine asking payment for professional services rendered Reed, a smallpox patient. Referred to the Health Committee From E. A. Magee threatening suit unless the extras claimed by his client, G. F. Rounsfell, on Ninth Av were paid. Referred to the Board of Works From Armstrong, Eckstein + Gaynor, asking for a cheque on behalf of H. A. McIntosh for Supplies furnished the quarantine hospital, the amount being $71.80. Referred to the Board of Health with power to act From Mssrs McPhillips and Williams on behalf of J. Astell stating that they would hold the City responsible for any damages sustained by said Astell on account of the flagrant neglect of the City Scavenger. Referred to the Health Committee From W. E. Stevens etal, asking that Grave Crescent be opened up. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Odlum That the chain gang be utilized for this work. Carried From A. C. Dougherty asking that certain dangerous trees be cut down. Referred to the Board of Works [Volume 5 page 273] From Ross, Howard + Co. Asking for exemption from taxation. Referred to the Finance Committee From B. L. Wood, asking for the refund of $10.00 on a License Application afterwards withdrawn. Laid over for fuller information. From A. B. Diplock, stating that his shed was in a disgraceful condition, and asking that the City Scavenger be sent to clean it up. Resolved That be be informed that there is now no City Scavenger. From E. J. Clark of Toronto, stating that he would be glad to do what he could to enable the B.C. College to secure a lease of the South Park, and asking details, as to the character of the institution etc. The City Clerk was instructed to write to the Secy of the B.C. College for the information required. From S. Astell asking for the refund of $5.00 paid to the City for poll tax, as he had also paid the government; The City Clerk was instructed to write to him and refer him to the Government for the refund, the City being entitled to the money. From S. H. T. Tyrrell again asking for compensation for being quarantined. Referred to the Board of Health. Reports: The following were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Monday January 9th

Council for 1892 wraps up remaining business – January 16, 1893, 11:00 a.m.
Council for 1892 wraps up remaining business – January 16, 1893, 11:00 a.m.

The question of land for the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co was referred to incoming Council. Final accounts from committees were approved, including an amount of $6314.73 for school teachers’ salaries. It was recommended that the annual reports of each Committee be printed. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards Illustration: 2nd Division Vancouver Public School [Central School] Miss Hartney Teacher City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Sch P4 Original handwritten minutes City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 277 - 282 [Volume 5 page 277] Vancouver January 16th 1893 The Council met on Monday January 16th 1893 at 11 a.m. Present. His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Scoullar, McGuigan, McCraney, Franklin, Odlum, Mills and Gavin. The minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted. Communications From the City Engineer recommending certain changes to the roof of the Market building. Referred to the Police & Market Committee. Reports The following were received and read. Board of Works The Board of Works met on January 13th 1893. Present. Aldermen McCraney, Franklin and Scoullar. It was recommended:- 1. That the Communication from fireman Davie applying for $50.00 for extra services in connection with the Road Roller be filed. 2. That the Communication from the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Railway Co re the use of certain streets for railway purposes be laid over until, a proper profile is submitted showing the grades, at which it is proposed to build said railway on the streets referred to and such other information furnished, as may be necessary. 3. That the accounts presented by W H Baxters for material for repairs to the Rock Crusher amounting to £14.10s.8d be paid by the City and the amount deducted from Dr Kendall’s accounts. 4. That the Finance Committee be asked to credit the Board of Works with the value of the crushed rock sold to private parties during 1892. [Volume 5 page 278] 4. That the following accounts be paid:- B.C. Ironworks. Castings etc $896.60 Evans, Coleman & Evans. Sewer pipes 1431.94 W.H. Kendall. Crushed Rock 3437.28 Thos. Veitch. del “ “ 1566.92 Buse Mill Co. Lumber 178.82 S.T. Tilley & Son. Stationery 5.20 Thos. Dunn & Co. Sundries 5.15 Davis & Taylor. Painting 5.00 B.C. Mills. Lumber 6.60 Market Hardware Store. Oil .90 Tomlinson & Taggart. feed 1.00 Gurney Cab Co. Drayage 1.50 H.T. Devine & Co. feed 14.18 Van Elec Ry & L Co. Car tickets 5.00 Thos. Dunn & Co. Hardware 12.69 Palmer Bros. Coal .90 Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies 7.60 H. Lomas etal. Labor 278.75 sgd. H.P. McCraney Chairman Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Mills That the Report be adopted. Carried Police Committee The Police Committee met on Tuesday January 10th 1893. Present. Aldermen Collins, Gavin, McCraney and Odlum. It was recommended:- 1. That the Communication from A.M. Beatty re the fixing of the roof of the Market be referred to City Engineer to examine, and report upon. 2. That

New Council meets to form Standing Committees for the year – January 16, 1893 12:00 p.m.

This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 283-284 original handwritten minutes here [vol 5 pg 283] The New Council for 1893 met at 12 o’clock noon. Present His Worship, Mayor Cope, and Aldermen R. A. Anderson, W. F. Salsbury, Henry Collins, James W. Hackett, H. P. McCraney, Wm. Cargill, J. L. Franklin, George Hobson, C. L. Brown, Wm. Towler. After the opening address of the Mayor it was moved by Aldermen Collins, seconded by Alderman Salsbury. That the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole for the purpose of striking Standing Committees for 1893. Carried Alderman St Collins was appointed Chairman. The following members were suggested by the Mayor for the Finance Committee:- Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Cargill, Hobson and Towler. Moved by Alderman Towler that his name be struck off and the name of Alderman Brown substituted instead. Carried Moved by Alderman Franklin That the Finance Committee stand as amended. The following members were suggested for the Board of Works. Alderman McCraney, Salsbury, Hackett, Brown and Franklin. Moved by Alderman Towler That the name of Alderman Towler be substituted for that of Alderman Brown on the Board of Works. Lost Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Brown That the original names stand. Carried [vol 5 pg 284] The following names were suggested as Members of the Police ^ and Market^ Committee viz: Towler, Salsbury, Hackett, Hobson, and McCraney. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Towler That the names suggested be adopted. Carried The following names were suggested for the Health Committee:- Alderman Collins, Anderson, Cargill, Hobson and Brown. Moved by Alderman Franklin. That the name of Alderman Towler be substituted for that of Alderman Brown. Carried Moved by Mayor Cope. That the Health Committee stand as amended. Carried The following names were suggested for the F. W + L. Committee viz:- Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury, Hackett, Cargill and Towler. Moved by Alderman Brown Seconded by “ McCraney That the names as suggested stand. Carried Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by : Salsbury That the Committee rise and report. Carried Moved by Alderman Cargill Seconded by “ Franklin That the Standing Committees as constituted in Committee of the Whole be adopted by Council. Carried. The Council then adjourned. Thos. F. McGuigan F. Cope City Clerk Mayor

School Board granted $1500 extra to hire “best” teachers – January 23, 1893
School Board granted $1500 extra to hire “best” teachers – January 23, 1893

An extra $1500 was granted to the school board to allow them to hire “the best men” as secondary school teachers. Theo Hardiman was granted $150.00 in compensation for his daughter’s injuries, due to her falling off the sidewalk on Cordova Street. The City Solicitor was looking into whether one contractor with the City had sublet part of his contract. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: LP 216 People identified (left to right): Front seated on floor: Guy MacGowen, Roy Anderson. Front row: Louise MacLaren, Miss Skinner, Mary Ward, Douglas Hunter, Margaret E. Spillman. Second row: Frank Shook, Bella Lang, Louise Bodwell, May Moss, Susie Moscrop. Third row: Charlotte Bodwell, Florence Cameron, Eva Frank, Nellie Bennett, Mabel Smith, Louise Edgett, Mr. J.H. Kerr. Back row: Percy Depencier, Mr. J.C. Shaw, Mr. Alexander Robinson. Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 285 - 294 original handwritten minutes here [vol 4 pg 285] Vancouver January 23rd 1893 The Council met on Monday January 23rd 1893. Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Towler. The Minutes of last meeting were read, and adopted. The following communication were received and read:- From the Secretary of the School Board submitting the Auditors Report for 1893. Received, and filed From A. L. St. George, asking the Council to reconsider the awarding of the wood contract, as he was the lowest tender. Filed. From Geo Cassady + Co, asking the privilege of purchasing from the City, at cost price sufficient 4” pipe + fillings to bring the water from Beattie St to their premises. Referred to the F.W. + L. Committee. From Bell-Irving + Paterson, asking the Council to take up the question as to the final payment on the water pipes. Laid over. From H. Abbott, Stating that he could not make it a rule to give passengers, a choice of routes. That City Clerk was instructed to write again to him and more fully explain what was wanted. From the City Solicitor stating that he did not consider that Geo Rounsfell had any claim for the extras on 8th Av. Filed. From W. A. Clarke, asking for the grade of Homer Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Deputy Attorney General enclosing coroner’s verdict in the drowning of Donato Zezzarino. Referred to the Board of Works. [vol 5 pg 286] From H. A. Edgett etal stating that the City Clerk had been guilty of a breach of the Election Law and asking for an investigation. Referred to the Finance Committee From Wm Skene complaining about the unfinished condition of the water trucks etc. Referred to the F. W + L + Board of Works. From Crowder + Penzer stating that J.R. Foster had been awarded the contract for supplying coal, although the specifications called for the best Wellington coal. Referred to the Finance Committee The following

Investigation Committee to Count Cost of running City Hall – January 30, 1893
East End (Oppenheimer Street) School, originally located at 522 Oppenheimer Street, moved to Pender and Jackson in 1891. It was renamed Strathcona in 1900.

An Investigation Committee to examine the cost of running the City Hall, Fire Brigade and Police Force: the number of employees, their salaries and duties. Doctor Thomas appointed Medical Health Officer at $50 per month; some of his duties were to "examine lunatics" and treat prisoners in jail. John P. Turner was unanimously elected Foreman of the Water Works. A. St. George Hamersley was appointed City Solicitor at $2,000 per year.

Heavy snow hampers Vancouver traffic and water supply – February 6, 1893
Heavy snow hampers Vancouver traffic and water supply – February 6, 1893

It must have been a snowy month: David Oppenheimer asked police to forbid drivers from using street railway tracks during heavy snows, and W.G. Elliott threatened he would hold the City liable unless the snow was cleared off Cambie and Hastings Street near his property. At the same time, a man was to be hired to see that properties connected to city water were properly protected against frost, and that no water would be wasted. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Str P123 northwest view from the corner of Richards and Dunsmuir Streets Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 307-313 [vol 5 pg 307] Vancouver Feb 6th 1893 The Council met on Monday February 6th 1893. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown, and Towler. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From W. J. Dowler, City Clerk, Victoria that the bear pit built there was constructed for $175.00 From W.E. Gravely stating that the insurance on the Library had expired and asking for a renewal. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ McCraney That the City Clerk be authorized to have the insurance renewed. Carried From I.H. Hallett Solicitor for Messrs Clarke & Co of London, Eng. Asking for an extension of time for receiving propositions for the construction of a Drydock. Filed From Ross. Howard & Co. stating that they were in a position to supply iron and brasswork. Referred to the F. W & L. Committee From D. Oppenheimer, President of the Vancouver and Westminster Tramway Co asking the Council when amending the City Charter to insert a clause giving the police power to forbid drivers from using the tracks of the street railways during heavy snows. Referred to the Board of Works From I. Oppenheimer, President of the Street Railway Co asking the Council to appoint a Committee to confer with the company as the subject of the guarantee recommended by the former Council. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Collins [vol 5 pg 308] That the request of I. Oppenheimer be granted and that a Committee be appointed consisting of Aldermen Salsbury, Hackett, Cargill, Hobson and Towler. Carried. From the B.C. Jute Co. asking for the grading of a portion of Clark Drive. Referred to the Board of Works From W.G. Elliott stating that he would hold the City liable unless the snow was cleared off Cambie and Hastings Street in his vicinity. Filed From the members of the Press asking for comfortable chairs exclusively for them. Referred to the Finance Committee with power to act. The following reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday February 1893 Present. Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Cargill and Brown It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- The World I & P Co. Ads

Vancouver Police ordered to enforce snow removal by-law – February 13, 1893

200 copies of the Health, Liquor and Trades License By-laws to be printed in pamphlet form. The Chief of Police was instructed to enforce the clearing of snow from the sidewalks. The Edison General Electric Co Ltd City was notified to close up the excavation where the side walks should be at the southeast corner of Pender and Seymour Streets and to remove the stones, boulders and other obstructions left there by the contractors. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 314-319 [vol 5 pg 314] Vancouver February 13th1893 The Council met on Monday February 13th 1893 Present. His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Salsbury, Anderson, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Franklin, Hobson, Towler and Brown. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Thos. Fitzpatrick asking the Council to have certain trees cut down. Referred to the Board of Works From James Baker, Minister of Education replying to the communication from the City Clerk in reference to the School sites. Referred to the Finance Committee From John Wolf, Cook & Carriere and Champion & White asking for a dumping ground. Referred to the Health Committee From F. C. Cotton acknowledging receipt of communication from the City Clerk re grants to hospital and fire department. Filed From E. A. Jacob Private Secretary of the Lt. Governor, acknowledging receipt of communication from Council re grants to the City Hospital and Fire Departments Filed From E. J. Clark of Toronto acknowledging the receipt of a letter from Council re the South Park. Filed From the Cook of the hospital asking that his salary be raised to $50.00 per month. Referred to the Health Committee From Nicol Allan complaining that his water closets are made to overflow during the flushing of the Sewers. Referred to the Board of Works [vol 5 pg 315] From the City Accountant furnishing a statement of the City’s Assets and Liabilities. Referred to the Finance Committee From Gates, Jay & Russell claiming $3500.00 on behalf of J.B. Henderson for loss through having the small pox hospital placed near his works. Filed From Alex Bell, on behalf of the World’s Fair Guide to British Columbia asking for a subsidy of $1500 on him supplying 1000,000 copies of prospectus for distribution Referred to the Finance Committee From C.W. McCain presenting a Souvenir Medal made of copper from the S.S. Beaver to the Council. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Cargill That the thanks of this Council be tendered to Mr McCain for the handsome medal he has donated to the The following Reports were received and read:- F.W.& L Committee The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday February 8th 1893. Present Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury, Haskett, Cargill and Towler. It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies $3.85 G.H. Bazley Horse Shoeing 8.50 Atkins & Atkins Supplies 19.13 S.T. Tilley & Son “

Hours of work set for civic employees – February 20, 1893

Hours of work for civic employees were fixed at 9 to 5 Monday through Friday plus 9 to 1 pm on Saturday. No reduction in the number of employees was found possible. City Council voted to expropriate 13 acres from the Capilano Indian reserve for the waterworks, plus more land on either side of the pipeline itself. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 320 - 327 [vol 5 pg 320] Vancouver February 20th 1893 The Council met on Monday February 20th 1893 Present. His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Towler. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From H. Bell Irving stating that he would oppose the proposed amendment to the City Charter regarding the Burrard Inlet and Fraser River Valley Railway ByLaw. Filed From Miss Welsh stating that she would be unable to accept the position of nurse at the City Hospital on account of her notice having been addressed to Vancouver. Referred to the Board of Health From Wm Seidelman asking for the clearing of Block 27. 184 Referred to the Board of Works From Father Fayard asking for the closing of a lane in 196 Referred to the Board of Works From F.C. Cotton stating that the Private Bills Committee would meet on Wednesday to consider amendments to City Charter Filed From the License Inspector submitting amendments required by the License Commissioner to the City Charter Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Anderson That the City Solicitor be instructed to embody the suggestions mentioned in the Communication, in the amendments to the City Charter, the Council reserving the right to fix the License fees and to control the expenditure. Carried. [vol 5 pg 321] From Lynch & Co, Victoria asking the Council to subscribe for 200 copies of their handbook. Referred to the Finance Committee From Yates, Jay & Russell asking for the settlement of an account claimed to be due John Wolf. Referred to the City Solicitor From Stanley James, City Auditor submitting Report for January. Filed From James Toull and Jopson asking for street improvements. Referred to the Board of Works From E. Cook in reference to sewer connections. Referred to the Board of Works From John Brinton in reference to the Sewer in Trounce Alley. Referred to the Board of Works The following Reports were received and read:- Board of Works The Board of Works met on Thursday February 16th 1893. Present. Aldermen McCraney, Franklin, Brown, Salsbury & Hackett It was recommended:- 1. That Thomas Fitzpatrick be notified that the City hopes shortly to let a contract for the clearing of the whole of Subdivision 184 in which his property is situated 2. That Mr. Abbott be notified that the City Council does not wish to be repaid the cost of the work of cutting down Cordova Street but would like to

No seats for Press during Council meetings; Railway litigation goes on – February 27, 1893

The press again brought up the issue of suitable chairs for them during council meetings. A motion requiring two thirds support was lost. The motion would have allowed the mayor to put an end to litigation regarding the Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Rail Road bonus. Alderman Cargill announced he would put forward the same motion at next week’s meeting. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 328 - 335 [vol 5 pg 328] Vancouver Feb 27th 1893 The Council met on Monday February 27th 1893 Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Hackett, Collins, McCraney. Cargill, Hobson, Franklin, Towler, and Brown. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received and read:- From Wm Brand, Secretary of the Band asking for a grant for 1893. Referred to the Finance Committee From the representative of the press again asking for chairs . Why their Communication re chairs was not taken notice of. Referred to the Finance Committee From S.A. Currie etal asking for a sidewalk on Hamilton Street. Referred to the Finance Committee From Paul Beygran, stating that he was about to establish himself as a consulting engineer in Winnipeg Referred to the F.W & L Committee Thos. W. Hardy, Secretary of a public meeting in Elgin, Mud Bay, asking the Council to use its influence with G.E. Corbould M.P. in the construction of a canal from Fraser River to Mud Bay Laid over for resolution From Wm Smith, Deputy Minister of marine acknowledging receipt of a communication from the City Clerk in reference to the cancellation of the agreement with the Marine Department for the keep of sick Mariners in the City Hospital. Filed From A.St. G. Hammersley, stating that contractor McQuarrie, was responsible to the City for [vol 5 pg 329] the costs and damages in lawsuit between Leatherdale and Smith and the City. Referred to the Board of Works From Several Ratepayers asking that John Brenton’s salary be raised and a telephone put in his house. Referred to the Board of Health From S. Weaver stating that he was about to start a Power Shop and asking for a reduction of the License. Referred to the Police Committee Alex Webster stating that the time had arrived for the appointment of a person to inspect adulterated food. Referred to the Board of Health From Mrs. Duchesney and others asking for an electric light on Hornby St. on corner of Smithe. Referred to the F.W. & L. Committee From B. McCroud et al asking for the opening of a street through to Blocks 137 & 138. 264A Referred to the Board of Works The following Reports were received and read. F.W & L. Committee The F.W.& L. Committee met on Wednesday February 22nd 1893. Present- Aldermen Franklin, Haskett, Towler and Cargill. It was recommended that: 1. That the following accounts be paid:- C.M. Howley

Burrard Inlet and Fraser Valley Electric Railway bonus upheld – March 6, 1893

The Mayor empowered to stop the pending legislation with the railway company. The Street Railway Committee was dismissed; the Mayor appointed the whole Council to the new Committee. Thomas H. Butler appointed to the Police force at a salary of $60 per month. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver ArchivesSeries 23-A Volume 5 pages 336 - 340 [vol 5 pg 336] Vancouver March 6th 1893The Council met on Monday March 6th 1893 Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. CommunicationFrom McPhillips & Williams and A. C. Brydone-Jack claiming wages on behalf of Robert Jameson and Dr. Brydone-Jack respectively for attendance on the late Jacob Dockendorf.Referred to the City Solicitor From A. C. Brydone-Jack. Claiming wages on behald of Tupper Thomson for nursing Jacob Dockendorf. Referred to the City Solicitor From Miss Grace V. Reid, complaining that refuse was being thrown on the vacant lot near the Sailors Rest causing a nuisance. Referred to the Board of Health From Alfred Mackenroh etal asking for a sidewalk on 7th Av from Bridge Street WestReferred to the Board of Works From the City Engineer calling attention to the advisability of adopting the metering of all water services excepting those to private consumers.Referred to the F.W.& L. Committee Reports The following Reports were received and read:- Board of WorksThe Board of Works met on Thursday March 2nd 1893.Present – Aldermen McCraney, Franklin, Hackett, Salsbury & Brown [vol 5 pg 337] It was recommended:-1. That the law costs, amounting to $200 between Leatherdale & Smith and the City by charged up against McQuarrie & Co Contractor for Section 7 of the Sewers and also any other costs that may exist in connection with the matter.2. That the matter of putting up a railing on the North side of Barclay Street in Block 6, 185 be referred to the Street Inspector to attend to at once the cost of said railing to be charged up to the property.3. That Alderman Brown constitute a committee of one to act with the City Solicitor in trying to arrange for the dealing of the lanes on Mount Pleasant to the City.4. That the Communication from Mrs. Webster in reference to repairs to 7th Av in front of the Alexandra Hospital be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.5. That the communication from Mrs. Sarah Salsbury re sidewalk on 8th Av and the caving in of the ground under her front fence be referred to the street Inspector for attention6. That the communication from John Potter asking for an extension of time re Section 9 of the Sewers be not granted.7. That the communication from W.S. Gore, re the backing up of the sewer on the Court House grounds be referred to the City Engineer to examine & report.8. That the communication from S. Sherdahl asking for

Council meets to consider Street Railway Company’s offer – March 11, 1893
Council meets to consider Street Railway Company’s offer – March 11, 1893

Council members met with David and Isaac Oppenheimer, Thomas Dunn and William Farrell, the directors of the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Company. Alderman Salsbury removed himself from the negotiations, as he was a shareholder of the company.

Street Railway Committee’s report adopted: Railway to go ahead – March 13, 1893
Street Railway Committee’s report adopted: Railway to go ahead – March 13, 1893

The final conditions for the Street Railway’s expansion into the City Streets were laid out. One thousand copies of health code violation notices to be printed, where the health inspector or the police can fill in the details of the violation. Quality of milk sold in the City to be tested from time to time. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Str P415 original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 343-349 [vol 5 pg 343] Vancouver March 13th 1893 The Council met on Monday March 13th 1893 at 8 P.M. Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Hobson, Franklin, Brown & Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received:- From John Meytyer stating that stuff refuse matter not thrown from his premises on the lot near the Sailors’ Rest; Filed From the Medical Health officer reporting on his visit to the Chinese quarters on Dupont Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. F. Griffiths etal asking for a sidewalk on 5th Avenue West of Westminster Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Sykes asking for a reduction of the tax or license on Second Hand dealers. Referred to the Police Committee. From J.B. Ker withdrawing the proposition from Alex Bell re World’s Fair Guide to British Columbia. Filed. From Dr. Thomas advising the Health Committee to clean up Dupont Street. Referred to the Health Committee. The following Reports were received and read:- Board of Works The Board of Works met on Thursday March 9th 1893. Present – Aldermen Hackett (in the Chair) Brown and Franklin. It was recommended:- 1. That the matter of making passable the lane in Block 55. D.L.541 and the finishing up of the Manholes etc be referred to the City Engineer for immediate attention [vol 5 pg 344] 2. That the City Engineer be authorized to have the sidewalk at Lane one Block 2, 196 known as Scuitto’s corner, placed in its proper position by day work. 3. That the City Engineer give the matter of removing the Sewer from the Court House Block, his immediate attention, the work to be done by day labor. 4. That the following accounts be paid:- H. Lomas etal. Labor $230.05 sgd H.P. McCraney Chairman Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Fowler That the Report be adopted. Carried. F.W.& L. Committee The F.W.& L. Committee met on Wednesday March 8th 1893. All the members being present; It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- W. Hooper etal. Labor $231.00 B.C. Mills T & T. Co. Supplies 1.89 H.T. Devine & Co. “ 1.57 Creamer & Langley “ 9.97 Godfrey & Co. “ 92.60 Wm Thurston. “ 6.15 E.G. Prior & Co. “ 126.10 B.C. Iron Works “ 341.25 McLennan & McFeely “ 9.00 Thos. Dunn & Co. “ 2.60 G.H. Bazley

Health officers to inspect every building in the city – March 20, 1893
Health officers to inspect every building in the city – March 20, 1893

A. W. Scoullar appointed temporary Health Inspector at $3.00 per day. The swing on the Granville Street bridge to be repaired at once. Burrard Street to be re-graded for paving with “bituminous rock”.

Street Railway by-law gets first reading – March 27, 1893
image of Stuart's pocket map of Vancouver

Messrs Gilbertson & Sharp to supply new police uniforms and helmets; $28 for policemen, $33 for sergeants, $38 for the Chief. Alderman Fowler and the Pounds Keeper be authorized to sell a colt belonging to the City. Prosecution of the Dupont Street women [prostitutes] to be done by the Police Magistrate and the Chief of Police. Council receives a request from the Stuart Map Co. to subscribe for a number of copies of their City map. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives MAP 3 - Stuart's pocket map of Vancouver, B.C. Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 358 - 364 [vol 5 pg 358] Vancouver March 27th 1893 The Council met on Monday March 27th 1893. Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown, & Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Park Commisioners submitting Estimates to Council Referred to the Finance Committee From J.M. Browning requesting the Council to clear up Granville Street in the Vicinity of Georgia St. Referred to the Board of Works From E. Machin requesting the Council to fix the grade of the Sidewalk in front of the Y.M.C.A. building on Hastings Street Referred to the Board of Works From Corbould, McColl, Wilson & Campbell, Solicitors for Mrs. J.B. Dockendorf, whose husband died of Small Pox, asking for compensation on her behalf for the destruction of her property Referred to the City Solicitor From E. Cook, asking for $350 for loss incurred through delay of the City in reconstructing the Sewer across the Court House Grounds. Filed From J. L. Crosby asking for the grade of the Sidewalk in front of Lot 24, Block 9, 1969. Referred to the City Engineer The following Reports were received and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday March 24th 1893. Present- Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Cargill, Hobson and Brown. [vol 5 pg 359] It was recommended:- 1. That the Communication from the Stuart Map Co asking the Council to subscribe for a number of copies of their City map be filed. 2. That the following accounts be paid: The News Advertiser. Supplies $14.75 Thos. Dunn & Co “ 7.60 J.R. Foster & Co. “ 26.45 sgd R.A. Anderson Chairman Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Brown. That the Report be adopted. Carried Police Committee The Police Committee met on Tuesday March 21st 1893. Present- Alderman Towler, Hobson, Hackett, and Salsbury It was recommended: 1. That the following accounts be paid:- C.F. Foreman supplies $26.06 Creamer & Langley “ .43 News. Advertiser “ 3.00 Thos. Clough Drayage .50 D. J. McLean & Co supplies 2.40 Cook & Carriere Scavengering .75 J.T. Blake supplies 11.72 E. Shurgold Drayage .50 Thos. Dunn & Co. supplies 5.00 W.A. McIntosh & Co. “ 15.55 Philp Bros. “ 10.75 2. That the Communications from the City Engineer in reference to

Railway Bonus guarantee raised to $400,000 – April 4, 1893

In spite of a motion to put the matter off for six months, the Railway Bonus By-Law was completed, and the amount in question was raised from $350,000 to $400,000. Immediately afterward, arrangements were made for holding an “election” [referendum] on the By-Law. J Reith was appointed superintendent of the “isolation” [quarantine] hospital at $50 per month. Fireman Campbell was allowed half pay because he broke his leg on duty; however “it must be a distinct understanding ... that no similar case will in future be considered...the men will be expected to insure [themselves] at once in one of the established companies”. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 365 – 372 see original hand-written minutes here [vol 5 pg 365] Vancouver April 4th 1893 The Council met on Tuesday April 4th 1893 at 7:30 P.M. Present His Worship. The Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Clerk reporting on the petition of the owners on Oppenheimer Street regarding the change of name to Cordova Street East; Referred back to him to ascertain the value of the property represented on the petition. From McLennan & McFeely stating that the brass work for the water works department was at hand and offering same as per tender less 1 ½ per cent for claim in deficiency of material Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Hobson That their offer be accepted. Carried From C.I. Knowdell requesting the City to grade the lane in Block 90 D.L. 541. Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Solicitor stating that there was no legal liability on behalf of the City regarding the claim of the widow of the late Jacob Dockendorf. Filed From Geo Polloy on behalf of Louis F. Post inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present at a lecture to be delivered in the Market Hall on Single Tax. Moved by Alderman Fowler Seconded by “ Hackett That the invitation be accepted and the thanks of the Council extended to Mr. Polloy. Carried From the Chairman of the Licensing Board, asking to be informed whether it is the intention of the Council to alter the scale of fees for Liquor licenses [vol 5 pg 366] Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Collins That the Licensing Board be asked to meet the Council on the subject. Carried From the President of the Vancouver Electric Railway and Light Co asking permission to extend the Street Railway on Westminster to the City Boundary, and on Robson Street to Streets double track the streets on which the bituminous rock is to be laid along the line of the present track. Referred to the Board of Works From J.H. Smith asking permission to remove the trees on Hastings Street between Carroll and Abbott if they were not required

Vancouver City Council disapproves $600,000 cost for Victoria Parliament buildings – April 17, 1893
Vancouver City Council disapproves $600,000 cost for Victoria Parliament buildings – April 17, 1893

Vancouver City Council disapproves of the BC Government’s recent [April 1893] decision to set aside $600,000 for government buildings “when the money should be spent in opening up roads for the settlers, also their breach of faith with the Mainland in not bringing down a fair distribution bill.” Vancouver Electric Railway allowed to install a “T” rail instead of a girder rail, and to double the track on streets about to be paved. Contractor for the Hudson Bay Co.’s building to be notified to remove all stone, lumber and rubbish from the streets in front of the building within 48 hours from the receipt of the notice. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: Wikipedia photo Ryan Bushby, Apr 2007 Original handwritten minutes here : City of Vancouver Archives COV S31 Volume 5 pages 373 - 380 [vol 5 pg 373] Vancouver April 17th 1893. The Council met on Monday April 17th 1893 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown, and Towler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Dr. Herald submitting an account for the examination of a lunatic etc. Referred to the Health Committee. From Mrs. Sarah Salsbury etal asking for an electric light on the corner of 8th Av. and Quebec St. Referred to the F. W + L. Committee From Mrs. Michael Kennedy presenting a petition to Council for signature, asking for the pardon of her husband for manslaughter, said petition to be presented to the Minister of Justice. Referred to the Mayor and Aldermen to sign From the President of the Vancouver Street Railway Co. asking permission to lay down a T rail instead of a girder rail. Moved by Alderman Hackett Seconded by “ Franklin That the Report of the Board of Works of March 16th 1893 requiring the Street Railway Company to put down a girder rail be rescinded. Carried Moved by Alderman Hackett Seconded by “ Franklin That the Street Railway Company be allowed to put down a T rail. Carried From A. St. G. Hamersley recommending the payment of an account of Dupont in connection with the arbitration of the lots at the foot of Westminster Avenue. Referred to the Finance Committee. [vol 5 pg 374] From A. H. B. McGowan asking that $5,000.00 be placed to the Credit of the School Trustees. Referred to the Finance Committee From Wm Tierney + Son + J Potter holding the City responsible for delay in continuing their work. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Present of the Street Railway Co. asking permission to lay their track along Robson Street to Stanley Park and along Powell Street to Hastings Park. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Health Officer reporting on the number of cases of diphtheria during the month of March. Filed From the Department of Militia and Defense acknowledging the receipt of a communication from Council re right of

Vancouver’s budget for 1893 finalized – April 24, 1893

Vancouver’s estimated income for 1893 was $524,021.18 Expenditures were expected to be $408,941.78 This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon NOTE: Because there are so many columns of numbers in this particular transcript, it may not display correctly on all devices.  We've included a downloadable PDF of the transcript as well as the original handwritten minutes: City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 381-397 [vol 5 pg 381] Vancouver April 24th 1893 The Council met on Monday April 24th 1893 at 8 P.M. Present- His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Hobson, Franklin, Brown and Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following communications were received: From E.A. Bickmore of London, Eng. Asking to be supplied with reliable information regarding Vancouver. Referred to the Board of Trade From the B.C. Cooperage & Jute Co. asking that the approach to their premises be repaired. Already attended to by B of Works From A.C. Brydone-Jack Solicitor serving writ in a suit between Jean Glysell and the City to recover monies claimed to be due Tupper Thomson Referred to the City Solicitor From J.J. Blake, Solicitor serving writ on behalf of Robert Campbell for recovery of wages claimed due from the City as Guard at the Isolation Hospital Referred to the City Solicitor From the Secretary of the School Board asking the Council to submit a ByLaw to the people to raise 60,000 for the erection of additional schools etc. Laid over to be considered with the Estimates From A.M. Beattie asking for the appointment of Mr. Manson as Market Clerk in place of G.W. Thomas resigned Referred to the Police Committee [vol 5 pg 382] From the City Auditor submitting report for March Filed Mr Alderman Salsbury suggested that the Debenture and Revenue balances be shown separately in the reports in future. From W.B. Conkey Company of Chicago asking the City to have an advertisement inserted in the official Directory & Reference Book for distribution during the World’s Fair Referred to the Finance Committee to enquire into Cost. From Geo Gagan calling attention to the Violation of the Market By-Law by the Lessee Referred to the Police Committee From I. Oppenheimer, President of the V.E.R.& L. Co asking permission to extend the street car track from Hastings Street to Cordova on Granville and from Granville to Cambie on Cordova Moved by Alderman Fowler Seconded by “ Hackett That the desired permission be granted Carried From the Park Commissioners asking for an addition of $1000.00 to their Estimates. Laid over to be considered with Estimates G.W. Thomas appeared before the bar of the Council and accused the Lessee of the Market with violating the Market By-Law. Referred to the Market Committee The following Reports were read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday April 21st 1893. Present – Aldermen Collins (in the Chair) Cargill and Hobson It was resolved:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:-

Council guarantees payment from By-Law Nos. 155, 168 – April 28, 1893

A special meeting to go over the debt guarantee as amended in By-Law 168, and to finalize the Plumbing By-Law. C.F. Hutchings appointed Electric Inspector at a salary of one Dollar per year. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume 5 pages 398 - 399 original handwritten minutes here [vol 5 pg 398] Vancouver 28th April 1893 The Council met on Friday 28th April 1893 Present, His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Anderson. Salisbury, Hackett, Collins, McCraney, Hobson, Franklin and Fowler. Moved by Alderman Collins, seconded by Alderman Franklin That the By-Law to Guarantee the payment of the debt to be created under By-Law No. 155 as amended by By-Law No. 168 to read a first time. Moved by Alderman Collins, seconded by Alderman Fowler That the rules be suspended and the By-Law read a second time. Carried The Council went into Committee of the whole for the consideration of the By-Law. Alderman Salisbury in the chair. The By-Law was then read a third time on the motion of Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman Collins Moved by Alderman Collins seconded by Alderman Hobson, that the Amendments to the Health By-Law be read a first time. Carried Moved by Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman Collins that the By-Law be read a second time. Carried The Council went into Committee of the whole Alderman Salisbury in the chair By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete, with amendments. It was then read a third time and on motion of Alderman Collins seconded by Alderman Salsbury. [vol 5 pg 399] The Council then went into Committee of the whole for the Consideration of the plumbing By Law On the Motion of Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman Collins. Alderman Salsbury in the chair By Law was read of over clause by clause and reported to the Council as complete with amendments It was the read a third time on motion of Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman Collins. Motions Moved by Alderman Franklin seconded by Alderman Collins that C.F. Hutchings be appointed Electric Inspector under provisions of By-Law No 143 at a salary of one Dollar per year. Carried The Council then adjourned. F.Cope Mayor Thos F. McGuigan City Clerk

No Liquor Sales Allowed on By-Law Decision Day – May 1, 1893

Vancouver's Street Railway Guarantee By-Law to be voted on next week, May 8. No liquor allowed to be sold on that day until the polls close. The City Solicitor to look into claims that A. M. Beattie was selling second hand goods at the City Market, thus breaking the terms of his lease . Council received four orders of garnishment for city officials’ wages, and decided that any second occurrence would be grounds for dismissal. $5,000 paid in to the School Board’s account.

Lt. Gov. Dewdney to Open New Vancouver Y.M.C.A. – May 8, 1893
Lt. Gov. Dewdney to Open New Vancouver Y.M.C.A. – May 8, 1893

Lt. Governor Dewdney and wife to be received in Vancouver May 18 to open the new Y.M.C.A. Building; Mayor and Council invited. Miss Mcfie appointed hospital Matron at $50 per month, Mr. T. Martin hospital Cook at $30, and J. A. Gow appointed Call Man at the Mount Pleasant Fire Hall at $15. A reward of $25 offered for information leading to conviction of those breaking windows within the City.

Wash Houses locations to be strictly regulated – May 15, 1893
Wash Houses locations to be strictly regulated – May 15, 1893

A petition from A. St. George and others “confirming wash houses within certain limits” led to a by-law being formed, read three times, and finalized during the meeting. Council “regrets the action” of the School Board’s criticism of Council’s decision not put forward a by-law for more school building, and insists the present accommodations “is ample.” Any City cheques payable to The Monitor printing and publishing company will be diverted to cover their overdue water rates (taxes). This transcript was made in 2019 by Krystyna Richards Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo SGN 435 [Wah Chong family outside laundry business on Water Street] photo of original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 415-422 [Page 415] Vancouver May 15th 1893 The Council met on Monday May 15th 1893 at 8pm. Present. His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Towler. The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From E.E. Penzer etal, asking for a public sewer between Nelson and Comox Streets. Referred to the Board of Works. From James Illingsworth etal, asking to be informed what action had been taken in regard to the Beattie matter. Referred to the Police and Market Committee From the City Auditor, accepting $60 a month for doing all City auditing. Filed From A. St.George etal, asking the Council to take steps to prevent the erection of a wash house on Ninth Av. Mount Pleasant. Referred to the Board of Works. From George Kemp etal, asking for the grading of 8th Av. one block. Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were considered. Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday May 12th 1893. Present. Aldermen Collins (in the chair), Hobson and Cargill. It was recommended:- 1. That the following Accounts be paid:- The World P&P Co. Advertising $45.74 News Advertiser “ 90.60 [Page 416] A. St.G Hamersley Disbursements 68.00 Van Elec. Ry&L Co. Tickets 10.50 Wellington Coal Yards Supplies 52.09 S.T. Tilley & Son. “ “ 26.35 Telephone Co. Telephones 39.80 Bank of Montreal Insurance of Bonds 30.40 Thos. Clough Drayage 3.00 F.W. Hart Supplies 4.50 D. McRae Supplies 6.00 Rounsefell etal Deputy Returning Officers 40.00 E. Clough Drayage 10.00 A. St. G Hamersley Law Costs B.I & F.V. Ry 832.00 Reading Room Grant 1000.00 2. That the monies applied for to be loaned from the Sinking Fund be given subject to the sureties being found satisfactory and that H.P. McCraney be appointed Valuator without salary. 3. That the salary of the Auditor be fixed at $60.00 per month for all City auditing and that the present Auditor be offered that amount and if he declines to accept; that some other person be appointed. Sgd. H. Collins Chairman protem Moved by Alderman Hobson Seconded by “ Cargill That the Report be adopted as read with the exception of the item relating to the payment of $832.00 to A. St.G. Hamersley which will be paid if

Bath to be installed in Vancouver jail – May 22, 1893
Bath to be installed in Vancouver jail – May 22, 1893

Contract was awarded to install a bath in the jail for $62. In spite of requests from the hotel keepers not to raise the liquor licensing fee, a new By-Law was drafted and another to repeal the old one. Requests came in to connect the Market Building to the sewer lines. Officer Grady authorized to purchase a suit of working clothes, cost not to exceed $15. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Cathy Harmer Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo CVA 371-2129 - [Exterior of Police Station - 236 East Cordova Street] Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 423 - 429 [vol 5 pg 423] Vancouver, 22nd May, 1893 The Council met on Monday 22nd May, 1893 at 8 pm. Present His Worship The Mayor, Aldermen Anderson Salsbury Collins, Hackett McCraney Cargill Franklin Hobson Brown Towler The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From William Leek Accepting the position of plumbing examiner Filed From Powis & Whitehead stating they were appointed Agents of the Lancashire Fire Insurance Co and asking for a share of the City Insurance Referred to the Finance Committee From John P. Lawson Asking for four weeks leave of absence Referred to Board of Works with power to act. From John Brenton Asking for connection of Market Building with Sewer Referred to Health Committee From Robt Campbell, Asking Council to reconsider the amount of wages to be paid to him Referred to Health Committee From George Gagen, asking the Council to insure the placing of Bathing Sheds on the foreshore of English Bay. Referred to Board of Works From George Gagen, asking the Council to take steps to memorialise the Dominion Government to prevent the influx of Chinese from the United States Moved by Alderman Salisbury, seconded by Alderman Hackett. That the communication be Filed Carried From M. G. McLeod Asking the Council not to raise the License Fees on Hotels to $300. Filed From George Gagen calling attention to the violation of the Nine Hours clause in the City Contracts by McGillivray and Boyd & Clandening Referred to the Board of Works From John McLaren Asking for seven weeks leave of absence Moved by Alderman Hackett, seconded by Alterman Fowler that his request be granted Carried [vol 5 pg 424] From the Hotel Keepers asking the Council not to raise the License Fee Filed Reports: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday 19 May 1893. Present Alderman Anderson Collins Hobson & Brown. The following a/cs were recommended for payment W. Cowderoy, Clerical work, 6.00 T.F. McGuigan, Cash pd out, 36.35 C V. Deane, Collecting Votes 10.00 News advertiser Advertising 12.40 A.P.W. Goldsmith Tickets 22.50 C. F. Foreman Supplies 3.05 C. P. Telegraph Co Telegrams 3.48 C.P.R. Co Rent 5.00 E. J. Grant Type Writing .75 H. W. Suckling Engrossing $20.00 (Signed) R.A Anderson, Chairman Moved by Alderman Fowler, Seconded by Alderman Brown that the report be adopted. Carried Police Committee The

Liquor, Trades Licenses By-Laws Amended – May 25, 1893
Liquor, Trades Licenses By-Laws Amended  – May 25, 1893

This transcript was made in 2020 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo CVA 99-3069 [Vancouver Brewery, 1936] to see original handwritten minutes - click here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 page 430 only [Volume 5, Page 430] Vancouver May 25th 1893 The Council met on Thursday May 25th 1893. Present: His Worship, the Mayor and full board of Aldermen with the exception of Alderman Towler. Consideration of By-Laws The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By-Law for fixing the fees for Liquor Licenses. Alderman Anderson in the Chair. {one matter – fixing a fee to sell liquor for one day; Collins, McCraney and Hackett were adverse to allowing whisky to be sold at the park at all.} The By-Law was read over clause by clause, and reported to Council as complete with amendment. The By-Law was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McCraney, seconded by Alderman Brown. Moved by Alderman McCraney; seconded by Alderman Cargill That the By-Law to repeal the present Liquor License By-Law be read a second time. Carried. The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman Anderson in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete. It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Salsbury, seconded by Alderman Brown. Moved by Alderman Collins; Seconded by Alderman Hobson That the By-Law to amend the Trades License By-Law be read a second time. Carried. The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman Collins in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete. It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Collins, seconded by Alderman Anderson, the rules being suspended. F. Cope      Thomas F. McGuigan Mayor        City Clerk Note: Comments in parenthesis { } denote further illumination provided by the writer and from The Vancouver Daily World Newspaper; Catching up the By-Laws, May 26 1893, pg 3

“C” Battery Artillery to Relocate to Vancouver? – May 29, 1893
C Battery, Canadian Artillery, 1890

Mr. Beatty [Market superintendent] and the Health Inspector to discuss how to improve drainage at the City Market. Collectors to be paid ten cents for each new name they add to the Provincial Voters’ List. City Council urges Victoria to relocate C Battery of Canadian Artillery to Vancouver, rather than sending them to Ontario, citing lack of any other military presence in British Columbia. Sergeant Heywood resented Alderman Brown's insinuation that police sleep at the Gurney Stables overnight, rather than guarding Mount Pleasant’s chickens!

Dominion Day Celebration given $1,000 – June 5, 1893
Dominion Day Celebration given $1,000 – June 5, 1893

$1,000 was granted toward upcoming Dominion Day celebration, if the committee could prove all of last year’s bills were paid. A separate plot set aside for the burial of firemen “who may die in the service of the City”. The question of under what authority Mr Beattie collected $1.50 for attendance at public meetings etc in the Market Hall, was referred to the City Solicitor for his opinion. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo Str P245 - [A float in the 400 Block of Powell Street ready to join the Dominion Day parade, 1889] photo of original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 437-443 [vol 5 pg 437] Vancouver June 5th 1893 The Council met on Monday June 5th 1893 at 8 P.M. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Haskett, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communication From J.H. Carlisle asking the Council to set aside a plot in the Cemetery for the burial of firemen. Moved by Aldermen Franklin Seconded by “ Collins That a plot of ground be set apart in the Cemetery for the interment of firemen who may die in service of the city and whom it may be desirable to bury there and that the City Clerk be authorized to issue burial permits for same free of charge. Carried From the Western Press Association thanking the Council and Citizens for the courtesies extended to them when visiting Vancouver. Filed From M. W. Thain, Harbour Master complaining that night soil and other refuse matter was being dumped into the Harbour. Referred to the Health Committee with power to act. From A.E. Beck stating that the date of the sitting of the County Court had been changed from the Sixth to the third of July. Filed From Frank Walcot asking permission to use a portion of the street for selling emory stones. Referred to the License Inspector From G.W. Thomas, late Market Clerk asking on what authority Mr Beattie collected $1.50 for attendance at public meetings etc in the Market Hall. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Fowler That the matter be referred to the City Solicitor for a legal opinion. Carried [vol 5 pg 438] From Geo Barsty, Secretary of the Dominion Celebration Committee asking the Council to grant $1500.00 in aid of such celebration. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Franklin That the sum of $1000.00 be donated by this Council in aid of the first of July Celebration on condition that paid amount be not paid over until the Council is satisfied that all back debts have been paid and that accounts incurred this year will be met. Carried Aldermen Collins and Fowler asked to have their names recorded as voting nay. From Joseph Coupland etal drawing attention to an excavation at the corner of Pender & Richards Streets and praying

City closes out Sinking Funds – June 12, 1893
City closes out Sinking Funds – June 12, 1893

The Chief of the Fire Department authorized to purchase a hose wagon for $540.00. City Engineer be authorized to make arrangements with Chief Capilano for a stable for the horse at the north side of the Narrows, the cost not to exceed $20.00. City Sinking Funds were closed and the Committee retired from service. Fireman J. W. Campbell, who broke his leg in the service of the City, was awarded full salary for four months. This transcript was made in 2019 by Cathy Harmer Illustration: Vancouver Archives FD P51 - [Horse drawn hose wagon from Fire Hall No. 4 at Broadway and Granville Street] photo of original handwritten minutes here : City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 444 -397 [444] Vancouver June 12 1893. The Council met on Monday June 12 1893. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Geo Bartley Secretary of the Dominion Celebration accepting the grant from Council on the conditions laid down. Filed From the Registrar of the Supreme Court stating that an application would be made on the 25th June inst. for the appointment of a Liquidator for the winding up of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co. Filed From John Boultbee, solicitor for a Mr. Jones asking the City to refund $24.00 collected from his client for pound fees. Referred to the Police Committee From Mr. Cunningham calling attention to the unfinished condition of Trounce Alley and holding the Council responsible for loss of business thereby. Referred to the Board of Works From Mr L Curry et al asking the Council to grade the lane in Block 2, 185. Referred to the B of Works From Henry Gain, Mr Pleasant asking for the extension of the sidewalk past His place on 7th Referred to the Board of Works From D. G. McDonald asking Council to open up Front Street to Quebec Street. Referred to the Board of Works From B. F. Cassellman et al asking for another [445] plank sidewalk on 13th Av from Westminster Avenue to Sophia Street. Referred to the Board of Works From J. R. Hayden, Seattle, Chairman of the Reception Committee inviting The Mayor and Council to attend the Celebration to be held on the completion of the Great Northern Railway about June 16th. Moved by Alderman Mc Craney Seconded by Alderman Andersen That the invitation be accepted. Carried From certain parties submitting tenders for Kalsomining The City Hospital and from others applying for the position of Hospital Cook. Referred to the Health Committee with the power to act. The following reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Monday June 12th 1893 Present Alderman Anderson, Cargill and Brown. It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid: - James Peake Clerical Activity $60.00 Mr. A. Harvey Hack Hire 20.00 C.P.R. Co. Rent Block 48.541 5.00 C.P. T Co.

Epworth League objects to Stanley Park Liquor License – June 19, 1893
Epworth League objects to Stanley Park Liquor License – June 19, 1893

The Street Inspector be instructed to put down a “3 plank walk” along Nicola Street and Burnaby Street to the beach at English Bay. Mrs Griffin be appointed Cook at the City Hospital at a salary of $25.00 per month dating from June 15th and Miss Logan housekeeper at $20.00 per month. Meanwhile, tenders were being invited for construction of an operating room. Mr. William Club, on behalf of the Epworth League, condemned the License Commissioners for granting a License for the sale of liquors in Stanley Park. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo CVA 677-827 - Epworth League of Robson Memorial Methodist Church [at picnic in Stanley Park] photo of original handwritten minutes here : City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 452-458] [vol 5 pg 452] Vancouver June 19th 1893 The Council met on Monday June 19th 1893. Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury. Hackett, Collins, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown, and Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read, and, adopted. Communications From the School Trustees requesting the Council to place the sum of $5000.00 to their credit in the Bank of Montreal. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Brown. That their request be granted. Carried From the B.C. Iron Works offering to furnish one wrought iron for $70.00 or single plate for $50.00. Referred to the Health Committee From Alex Philp asking the Council to Join the Municipal Association of BC. Referred to the Finance Committee From the City Solicitor stating that Mr. Thomas as Market Clerk was entitled to the fees collected for attendance at public meetings in the Market Hall. Filed From the City Solicitor stating that if the Edison General Electric Co do not remove the obstruction at the corner of Seymour & Pender they can be prosecuted under the Street By-Law. Referred to the City Solicitor for immediate attention. From Hunter Bros & Rogers asking that the lane between Oppenheimer & Powell Streets west of Columbia Av be filled up to grade. Referred to the Board of Works From J.A. Coldwell asking for the position [vol 5 pg 453] of Inspector of the Kalsomining of the City Hospital Referred to the Board of Health. From J.W. McNutt etal asking that Princess Street be sidewalked and graded to Vernon Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm Club on behalf of the Epsworth League, condemning the License Commissioners for granting a Licence for the sale of liquors in Stanley Park. Filed. From R. F. Palmer etal Asking for a six foot sidewalk on the West side of Jackson Av from Princess to Keefer St. Referred to the Board of Works. From the B.C. Iron Works, declining to sign the contract for making the submerged main but offering to furnish them at 3 cts per lb. Referred to the F.W.& L. Committee. The following Reports were received and read, Finance Committee The Finance Committee

BC Iron Works to supply new water main – June 21, 1893

Fire limits by-law completed; progress made on water rates by-law. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 459 - 460 [volume 5 page 459] Vancouver June 21st 1893 The Council met on Wednesday June 21st 1893. Present Alderman Salsbury, Anderson, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Hobson, Franklin, Brown and Towler. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Towler That Alderman Salsbury be appointed Chairman. Carried Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Hackett That the action of the F. W. + L. Committee in recommending for acceptance the amended tender of the B. C. Iron Works for the supplying of a submerged main at 3 cts a lb. all delivered in Vancouver be approved of by this Council, said pipes to be delivered not later than the 15th of August. Carried Consideration of By-Laws Moved by Alderman Franklin Second by “ Collins That the Council go into Committee of the Whole to resume the reading of the Fire Limit By-Law. Carried Aldermen Collins was appointed Chairman The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments. It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Collins seconded by Ald. Franklin. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Towler That the By-Law to regulate water rates be read a 2nd time. Carried [volume 5 page 460] The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration, Alderman Franklin in the Chair. Several clauses of the By-Law were read and the Committee rose to report progress and asked leave to sit again. The Council then adjourned. Henry Collins Acting Chairman Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Water Rate By-Law Finalized – June 26, 1893
Water Rate By-Law Finalized – June 26, 1893

The City Engineer will interview two applicants for the position of caretaker of the bathing sheds on English Bay. The Edison General Electric Company billed the City $140.50 for wiring the hospital. George Gagen on behalf of the Labour Council complained of a new Chinese wash house outside the “prescribed limits”. The Street Inspector asked to get prices and specifications for a street sweeping machine. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo CVA 1376-228 - [Residence of Roderick F. MacKenzie at English Bay beach] photo of original handwritten minutes here : City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 464-468 [vol 5 pg 464] Vancouver June 26th 1893 The Council met on Monday June 26th 1893. Present – Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler. Moved by Alderman Salsbury Seconded by “ Cargill. That Alderman Collins be appointed Chairman. Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The Mayor arrived and took over the Chair. Communications From D. McGillivray stating that the stones at the corner of Pender & Seymour were placed there by order of Messrs Anderson & Co. and could not see why he could be compelled to removed them. Filed. From the City Auditor submitting Report for April & May. Referred to the Finance Committee From Wm Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine requesting to be informed as to the amount the City requires for Board, Medical attendance and treatment of Seamen in the City Hospital. Referred to the Board of Health. From Geo Gagen, Secretary of the Trades & Labor Council drawing attention to the erection of a Chinese Wash house outside of the prescribed limits etc. Referred to the Board of Health. From J.C. Keith, Treasurer of the Dominion Day Celebration Committee giving list of accounts paid which were incurred last year in connection with the Celebration. Filed. [vol 5 pg 462] The following Reports were received and read. Police Committee The police Committee met on Tuesday June 20th 1893. Present – Aldermen Fowler, Hackett & Hobson It was recommended:- 1. That the Communication from John Boultbee re Mr Jones’ cows be filed. 2. That Malcolm McLean’s salary be increased $10.00 a month from the time he completes one year’s service as police officer. 3. That if the License Commissioners fix a salary of $10.00 a month for M.G. McLeod for his services as License Inspector that his present salary as Jailer be not reduced on that account. 4. That the following accounts be paid:- Vancouver Gas Co Fixing Water Closets $62.00 V.W. Haywood Expenses to N. W. 3.50 News. Advertiser. Supplies 7.50 C.F. Foreman “ 32.55 J.P. Blake “ 48.30 W.A. McIntosh & Co “ 23.00 E. Clough Drayage .50 Tilley & Son Supplies 1.00 B.C. Mills “ 16.26 Atkins & Atkins “ 11.53 J.D. Brown Drayage 1.00 Cook & Carriere “ .75 D.J. McLean Supplies 21.25 Philp Bros. “ 18.14 D. McRae Labor 22.50 F.W.

Council prepared to offer $360,000 for street railway – June 29, 1893

Aldermen McCraney and Anderson attempted to raise the sum to $380,000, but this amendment was overturned. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 page 469 only [volume 5 page 469] Vancouver June 29th 1893 A special meeting of the Council was held on Thursday June 29th 1893 at 4 p.m. for the purpose of considering the advisability of making an offer for the purchase of the Street Railway. Present His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Hackett [sic] Franklin and Towler. Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Collins That a conditional offer be made for the Street Railway. Carried Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Cargill That a letter be written to Mssrs Courbould McColl, Wilson + Campbell, Solicitors for the Vancouver Loan, Trust, Savings and Guarantee Co. Ltd in answer to the advertisement calling for tenders: That the Council are prepared to place a By-Law before the citizens without delay to provide the sum of $360,000 to purchase the assets (free from incumbrances) of the Vancouver Electric Railway + Light Co. Ltd. Moved in amendment by Alderman McCraney Seconded by “ Anderson That the amount be made $380,000 Amendment lost: motion carried. The Council then adjourned. F. Cope Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

English Bay bath houses ready for use – July 3, 1893
English Bay bath houses ready for use – July 3, 1893

Charges for new English Bay bath house not to be more than 5 cents for supply of a towel and [bathing] suit. A minimum of 20 percent of the changing stalls to be left free of charge. Swimming hours to be “not less” than six am (!) to 8 pm. Sailors being admitted to the City Hospital to be examined to be “furnished with a certificate of admission” (i.e., they do not have syphilis or other venereal disease). This transcript was made in 2019 by Gerald Soon Illustration: CVA 789-37 - [View of the wooden English Bay Bathing Pavilion on Beach Avenue from the foot of Burnaby Street] photo of original handwritten minutes here : City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 470 - 475 [470] Vancouver July 3rd 1893 The Council met on Monday July 3rd 1893 Present- His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler. The Minutes of Last meetings were read and adopted. Communication From J.E. Keith, Treasurer of the Dominion Day Celebration Committee submitting statement shewing a surplus of $191.51 after paying all accounts for this year and last year. Filed From J.M. Holland asking to be refunded the amount expended by him in the construction of a sidewalk at the junction of Water and Cordova Streets. Referred to the Board of Works From Thos Whiteley etal, Expressmen asking to be allowed to use part of Abbott St as a stand Referred to the Police Committee From J.J. Nickson stating that he was delayed on his Sewer contract. Referred to the Board of Works From E.F. Clark asking the City to reconvey to him the land known as “Clarks Park” as he intends donating the site to the B.C. College. Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by “ Franklin That the Communication be referred to the Finance Committee and that the Secretary of the College be invited to attend. Carried From Rand Bros & G.W. Hobson drawing attention to the fact that water was being pumped out of the City Lands. Referred to the F.W. & L. Committee. [471] From F.S. Dobson asking if the Council is prepared to receive a proposition regarding the creating of a suspended pipe line. Referred to the F.W.& L. Committee. From W. J. Henning asking for the removal of two stumps on the corner of Ninth Av & Prince Edward Street Referred to the Board of Works From J.W. McFarland, on behalf of a deputation from the Van Elec Ry & L. Co asking the Council to defer their decision on their proposition to purchase of the Street Railway until they meet them. Laid over. From Robert Campbell asking that his claim be settled definitely Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Hobson That the Communication be filed. Carried Reports The following Reports were received and read:- Health Committee The Health Committee met on Friday June 30th 1893 Present- Aldermen Collins, Anderson, Cargill and Hobson It was recommended:- 1.

Talks with Street Railway company continue – July 6, 1893

The deputation from the Street Railway shareholders accepted Council’s written offer, but also proposed an alternative to outright purchase of the Company. Council appointed Mayor Cope, Alderman Anderson and the City Solicitor as a Committee to meet with the Railway shareholders. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 page 477 only [volume 5 page 477] Vancouver July 6th 1893 The Council met on July 6th 1893, at 10 a.m. Present His Worship, the Mayor and the full Board of Aldermen; also the City Solicitor and Mssrs. M. W. McFarland, C. D. Rand, R. G. Tatlow and D. Oppenheimer. The object of the meeting was to discuss Street Railway matters. A communication was received from R. G. Tatlow, Present of the Vancouver, Loan, Trust Savings & Guarantee Co. Ltd. stating that he was prepared to accept the offer made by the City on the 28th ult respecting the purchase of the Street Railway, subject to any order that the Court may see fit to make in the liquidation. The deputation also made a proposition to the following effect, that the City shall guarantee Bonds of the St. Ry. to the extent of $400,000 at 5 per cent or such rate of interest as would enable the City to place said lands at par, the Company will transfer to the City free of all charge a controlling interest in its Capital Stock, in other words stock to the amount of $151,000 out of the capital of $300,000 together with the option of purchasing the remaining stock at par at any time during the years following date of transfer. After discussing the matter for some time it was moved by Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman Cargill That His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Anderson and the City Solicitor be appointed a Committee to meet the Deputation from the Street Railway Co. with a view of coming to some arrangement. Carried The Council then adjourned to meet again on Friday July 7th at 8 p.m. F. Cope Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Council

Railway purchase faces uncertain future – July 7, 1893

A written agreement had been signed between the Council’s Committee and a deputation of the shareholders of the Vancouver Electric Railway + Light Co. Ltd. for the City to purchase the assets of company. However, Aldermen Collins and Hackett’s motion to raise $370,000 for the purchase was overturned. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 478 - 479 [volume 5 page 478] Vancouver July 7th, 1893 The Council met on Friday July 7th 1893 at 8 p.m. Present the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Hobson, Franklin, Brown, and Towler; also the City Solicitor and Mssrs C. D. Rand and I. Oppenheimer. Communication From D. Oppenheimer, Present of the Vancouver Tramway Co offering to lease the Vancouver Street Railway for a term of years should the Council decide to accept the proposition of the shareholders. Laid over. From the City Solicitor submitting outline of the Agreement as arrived at between the Committee of the Council and the Shareholders Committee of the Street Railway. Laid over. Motions Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Hackett That a By-Law be submitted to be voted on to raise the sum of $370,000 for the purpose of purchasing the Street Railway, road, plant, privileges, franchise and all assets of the Vancouver Electric Railway + Light Co. Ltd. including work now under contract providing the Trustees attain the sanction of the Court in 14 days. Lost Alderman Towler left the meeting before the motion was put. Moved by Alderman Salsbury Seconded by “ Franklin That inasmuch as the understanding with the Railway + Marine Gazette for a write up of the City at the time of the Dominion Day Celebration has not been carried out, the appropriation of [volume 5 page 479] $150.00 for that purpose be and is hereby rescinded. Notice of Motion Alderman Anderson gave notice that at the next meeting of Council on Monday the 10th inst he would introduce a By-Law providing for the acquiring of a controlling interest in the Vancouver Electric Railway + Light Company Ltd. in accordance with the terms agreed upon between the representatives of the Company and the Committee of the Council. The Council then adjourned. F. Cope Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Fire, Water & Light Committee considers tunnelling “The Narrows” – July 10, 1893
Fire, Water & Light Committee considers tunnelling “The Narrows” – July 10, 1893

The Fire, Water & Light Committee continues its research into tunnelling “the narrows”, and asked the City Engineer to examine the strata below the waters. A pair of horses was purchased for $500, and the Number Two Fire Hall was approved to have plumbing installed at a cost of $231. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans Illustration: CVA 102-26 - Vancouver water works, Capilano water pipe repair photograph depicting the repairing of a break in the Capilano water pipes crossing First Narrows. Diver, Richard Thomas Llewellyn, pictured on right and first caretaker of the Stanley Park shore, Frank Harris behind him. Original handwritten minutes : City of Vancouver ArchivesCOV S 31 Volume 5 pages 480-485 [vol 5 pg 480] Vancouver July 10th 1893 The Council met on Monday July 10th 1893. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown & Towler. The Minutes of the last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Steward and Mills rendering an account for re-wiring the City Hospital. Referred to the Board of Health From A.E. Beck stating that the next sitting of the County Court would be held on the 12th day of July. Filed From Ivan Bushong quoting prices for safes. Referred to the Health Committee From Wulffsohn + Bewicke stating that they would accept $100000 for the portion of Lot at the corner of Hastings and Cambie Streets desired by the City. Referred to the Board of Works From A. L. St. George asking the Council to extend the time for receiving tenders on hose etc. Filed From Lynch + Begg asking the Council to subscribe for a number of pamphlets containing a description of the City. Moved by Alderman Towler Seconded by “ Franklin That the Communication be filed. Carried From Mssrs Corbould + McColl solicitors for McQuarrie + Co. serving summons on the City for $500 for breach of contract. Referred to the City Solicitor From Robert Campbell again asking for the consideration of his claim. Filed [vol 5 pg 481] From D. McPhaiden in reference to connection with the sewer in rear of his premises. Referred to the Board of Works The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday July 7th 1893, all the members being present. It was recommended: 1. That the communication from J. S. Povol asking for compensation for loss of clothing destroyed by order of the Health Inspector be filed; also the communication from P. A. Fichel asking the City to subscribe for copies of the Stuart Pocket Map. 2. That the communication from E. J. Clark asking the City to reconvey to him the South Park be laid over. 3. That the following accounts be paid:- Gurney Cab Co. Cab hire $3.50 C. P. Telegraph Co. Telegrams $3.88 Provincial Gov’t Teachers’ Salaries 7263.32 Telephone Co. Rent 34.80 Bank of BC Postage .75 News Advertiser Supplies 26.75 J. Miller “ 6.00

Railway purchase by-law stalled on second reading – July 17, 1893

The issue of the City’s Purchase of the Street Railway continued to be divisive: Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney and Brown were prepared to hear first reading of the proposed by-law. Aldermen Franklin, Hobson and Brown were opposed. Alderman Salsbury did not vote. It appears the Mayor did not get a vote. Yet when the by-law come for second reading, Alderman Cargill changed his vote. This left four votes in favour, four votes against, and the motion to continue with the By-Law was lost. This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 486 - 491 [volume 5 page 486] Vancouver July 17th 1893 The Council met on Monday July 17th 1893. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown + Towler. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Solicitor stating that the award in the Wolf Arbitration Case was $462.50 and the costs $199.00 making a total of $661.50; also claims sent in by parties who garnished Wolf asking payment of the amount awarded them by the Courts. Referred to the City Solicitor to pay out the amounts claimed if found correct. From A. L. St. George submitting the names of J. J. Gavin and L. Goodmurphy as his sureties on the hose wagon contract. Filed From S. O. Richards, W. H. Allen and T. O. Townley drawing attention to the unsanitary condition of that portion of the City in which they live. Referred to the Board of Works From H. Eades of New Westminster complaining of the high assessment and taxation on his property. Filed From John A. Lease complaining about the Sherman House. Referred to the Licensing Boards From. C. W. Hutchings giving a certificate in favor of Steward and Mills for the rewiring of the old wing of the City Hospital. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Hobson That Steward and Mills be paid the account for the re-wiring the City Hospital the amount being $52.10. Carried [volume 5 page 487] From the City Solicitor stating that G. W. Thomas the late Market Clark cannot recover from the City for the fees for attendance at the Market Hall. Filed From Robert Campbell asking for a decision on his case. Filed From Mssrs Brown + Lovell claiming compensation for the death of Fireman Smalley. Referred to the City Solicitor From C. Griffith asking for early action regarding the excavations on the corner of Richards + Pender Sts and Richards and Seymour Streets. Referred to the Board of Works From A. M. Beattie asking for advice and instructions as to whether parties are entitled to receive a ticket and leave the Market before 11 o’clock on the simple assurance that their produce is sold. Referred to the Police Committee. The following Reports were received and read:- Special Report on the bathing sheds The bathing shed caretaker

Tax rebate deadline extended to September 1st – July 24, 1893
Tax rebate deadline extended to September 1st – July 24, 1893

Letter from G. Griffith re the excavations at the corner of Pender & Seymour and Pender & Richards was referred to the Street Inspector. Illustration shows Pender & Seymour intersection at 1888. $147 granted to Board of Works for clearing away rocks near new bathing sheds on English Bay.  City will reimburse private parties putting down cement sidewalks at the rate of 7 cts per square foot for cement and thirty five cents per linear foot for granite curbs laid. This transcript was made in 2019 by Gerald Soon Illustration: Vancouver City Archives Hot P26 - [Exterior of Windsor Hotel northwest corner of Seymour and Pender Streets] Original handwritten minutes COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 492-499 [492] Vancouver July 24th 1893 The Council met on Monday July 24th 1893. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Anderson, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Hobson, Franklin, Brown and Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Mr J.J. Blake, Solicitor for Messrs Meytzer and Liberty stating that if the Council did not make ample reparation to his clients for the publication of a certain card in reference to their house they would proceed as advised to right themselves. Filed From Robert Campbell asking the Council to decide either one way or another in reference to his claim. The communication was ordered to be filed and the Clerk was instructed to read no others from Mr. Campbell on the subject. From A.M. Beattie in reference to the establishment of a Market Day. Referred to the Police Committee From John Brenton, Health Inspector asking to be informed whether the City is compelled to vent the Public Sewers. Referred to the Health Committee From John Brenton stating that he would wipe out the ordinary wash houses scattered over the City if he could get the necessary assistance. Filed From E.J.Clark asking for a reply to his several communications regarding the reconveyance of “Clark’s Park” Referred to the City Clerk to reply to. [493] From G.W. Hobson, Secretary of the Underwriters asking to be furnished with a copy of the Electric Wiring By-Law and asking what are the Duties of the Inspector of Electric Wiring. The City Clerk was instructed to furnish him with a type written copy of the By-Law required, wherein all information asked for is given. From Wm Farrell stating that in the event of the city purchasing the assets of the Vancouver Elec Ry & L. Co he was prepared to take the bonds at 95 delivered free from Stamp Duty and all other charges in London. Filed From James & Richards asking to be advised if there would be an extension of time for paying taxes with rebate. Filed Reports The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday July 21st 1893. All of the members being present:- It was recommended:- 1. That the Board of Works be granted $147.14 for clearing the rocks away from the beach in the

Churches ask for tax deadline extension – July 31, 1893
Churches ask for tax deadline extension – July 31, 1893

Ratepayer asked that Grant Street be extended 100 feet east of Victoria Drive. Illustration shows Grant Street at Victoria Drive, clearing a lot for a blacksmith shop, 1905.   Miss Fonseca and Miss Way hired as hospital nurses at $10 per month salary each. Motion withdrawn to read bylaw to spend $360,000 tor the purchase of the property plant and assets of the Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co. This trancript was made in 2019 by Gerald Soon Illustration: Str P396 - [Clearing a lot for a blacksmith shop near Grant Street and Victoria Drive, 1905] original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 500-504 [500] Vancouver July 31st 1893 The Council met on Monday July 31st 1893 Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Hobson, Franklin, Brown and Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Governor General’s Secretary acknowledging receipt of resolutions re the foreshore and stating that the matter was referred to the Privy Council. Filed From James V Richards protesting against the lowering of the grade of the sidewalk at the corner of Seymour & Cordova Streets. Matter already attended to. From F. M. Cowperthrwaite etal asking for the opening up of 8th Av Fairview 1 ½ blocks Referred to the Board of Works From J. Macfie Matron of the City Hospital announcing the appointment of Miss Fonseca as nurse at the City Hospital at $10.00 a month. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ McCraney That the appointment of Miss Fonseca be confirmed at a salary of $10.00 a month , dating from the 1st of July and that Miss Way be appointed at the same salary dating from the same time. Carried. From J.J. Blake on behalf of Messrs Metyer & Liberty serving a writ on the City for damages Referred to the City Solicitor From the Rev. H.G.F. Clinton etal on behalf of the churches asking that the time for paying church taxes be extended to December 31st Referred to the Finance Committee. [501] From Geo. J. Low Electrical Inspector of San Francisco stating that at any time he would be pleased to give the Council any information in his line. Referred to the F. W.& L. Committee From J.H. Grady asking for a stumping machine Referred to the Board of Works From Thos Evans resigning his position as night nurse at the City Hospital. Moved by Alderman Cargill Seconded by “ McCraney That his resignation be accepted. Carried From the Y.M.C.A. submitting a Lease of the a portion of their building for librabry purposes for signature. Referred to the Finance Committee. The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday July 28th 1893. Present – Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Cargill & Hobson. It was recommended:- 1. That James Codville, H. M. Henderson, A. McDougall, and Jones be each paid $4.00 for circulating the petition addressed to the Hon, the Minister

Vancouver Electric Railway purchase deferred six months – August 7, 1893
Vancouver Electric Railway purchase deferred six months – August 7, 1893

Letter asking Columbia Brewery be made to remove their troughs from the street.  Illustration shows Columbia Brewery at north side of Powell Street at Wall Street and Victoria Drive.Fire crew and extra workmen employed to sprinkle streets through the dry season.  Board of Works wants the City to purchase a stumping machine costing $35.00 This transcript was made in 2019 by Linda Evans Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Ci Dept P13 original handwritten minutes: City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 505-511 [vol 5 pg 505] Vancouver August 7th, 1893 The Council met on Monday August 7th 1893. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Anderson, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Hobson, Franklin, Brown and Towler. The Minutes of last meeting, were read and adopted. Communications From D. G. Marshall, Secretary of the Law Society enclosing a resolution passed by that body on the appointment of a Supreme Court Judge from the East. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Cargill That the communication be referred back to the Society. Carried From Philip Fewster, asking that all the docks and thistles be cut down and burnt. Referred to the Street Inspector From the City Clerk enclosing the names of all employees on Departmental Work. Filed From Wm. Sidelman, asking that the Columbia Brewery be ordered to remove their troughs off the street. Referred to the Board of Works. From G. E. Farrer re the setting out of fires in 185. Filed From C. G. Fanquier asking to be allowed to submit an estimate of the cost of a suspended bridge across the Narrows. Referred to the F. W. + L. Committee. [506] The following Reports were received and read. Special Report on Street Watering. Mayor + Council Your Special Committee re Street watering beg to report as follows. They have put on temporarily the team from Fire Hall No 2 in the sprinkler owned by the City and have engaged another team of Sprinklers. If the Council decides to keep the fire team at such work for the balance of the dry season it will only be necessary to provide funds for one team which would send today $100 or which could recommend to be placed on the Credit of the Board of Works for street sprinkler purposes. We would recommend that this work be done in future at the cost of the owners on any streets watered. sgd H. P. McCraney “ J. L. Franklin Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Brown The the report be adopted. Carried Health Committee The Health Committee met on Tuesday August 1st 1893. Present Aldermen Collins, Towler and Cargill. It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- A. K. Stuart, Engineering $5.00 W. J. McGuigan, Inquests 10.00 Chas Rae, Work at Cemetery 50.00 D. McRae, Labor at Hospital etc 43.35 2. That H. J. Empy be appointed Night Porter at the Hospital in placed of Thos Evans, resigned at a salary of $15.00 a month

City to participate in upcoming Labour Day Parade – August 14, 1893
Labour Day Parade 1898 Vancouver near Hastings Mill

The Council accepted an invitation to attend the Labour Day Parade, and allowed the Fire Brigade to participate. Council gives orders to the City Foremen to give preference in hiring men who can prove they pay Vancouver Municipal taxes. R. MacLeod to build a new Operating Room for the city hospital for $850.00 The Market By-Law was read but laid aside for further consideration. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Cathy Harmer Illustration: Vancouver archives image AM54-S4-: Str P243 B.C., M.T. and T. Company, Hastings Mill Branch, Labor Day, 1898 Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 512 - 516 [volume 5 page 512] Vancouver 14th August 1893. The Council met on Monday 14th August 1893. Present Alderman Anderson, Salsbury Hobson Cargill Hackett Franklin Fowler Collins McCraney T Brown. Mayor Cope being absent. Anderman Anderson was appointed to act pro tem. The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Communications Were read from John Devine, Asking for Street Improvements on 6th Avenue. Referred to Board of Works Baker Bros, referring to flooding their cellar in Brinsmead Block Referred to Board of Works Secretary of Trades & Labor Council, extending an official invitation to attend the Labor Day Celebration. Moved by Alderman Fowler Seconded by Alderman Brown That the Invitation be accepted Carried A.L. St. George, Announcing Telegram re Hose Wagon. Filed J. Bunsen et al. asking for improvements on 5th Avenue. Referred to Board of Works Robt Marrion, asking permission to remove a body in the Cemetery Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by Alderman Fowler That the request be granted. Secretary of Trades & Labor Council, asking for permission to be granted Fire Brigade to take part in procession on Labor Day. Moved by Aldr Franklin Seconded by Aldr Fowler That the request be granted [volume 5 page 513] The following Reports were received and read. The Board of Works met on August 10th 1893 Present Ald McCraney in the Chair and Aldermen Hackett and Salsbury. Resolved 1. That Communication by J. H. Hallett re standing trees be referred to Alderman Brown to arrange with the owners of the property. 2. That permission be granted Messrs Major & Eldridge to put up Small Corrugated Iron addition to back of their premises on Water Street. 3. That the following accounts be paid D. Gibbons     10th Ave Grading     25.00 T. Clough     Express Hire     5.50 Crowder & Penzer     Coal     4.00 W. C. Marshall     Express Hire     5.50 Market Hardware Store     Nails     .75 Evans Coleman & Evans     Sewer pipe     73.44 “                                               “                        60.48 H. T. Adams     8th Ave Sidewalk     27.48 “                          7th “   

South Vancouver wants road gravel extended – August 28 1893
South Vancouver wants road gravel extended – August 28 1893

South Vancouver notified that Vancouver will gravel South Granville St. within City limits (Sixteenth Avenue) but that the Westminster Road is well gravelled already as far as the City Limits extend.Illustration shows intersection of Broadway and Kingsway, and a lighter section of road that might be the mentioned gravelling. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Bu P546 Exterior of E. Trimble and Sons Central Meat Market - S.W. corner of Westminster Road (Kingsway) and 9th Avenue (Broadway) original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 524-528 [vol 5 pg 524] Vancouver August 28th, 1893 The Council met on Monday August 28th 1893. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Anderson, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Hobson, Franklin, Borwn and Towler. The Minutes of last meeting, were read and adopted. Communications From J. C. Vermilea asking to be refunded $64.99 for over assessment on his property. Referred to the Finance Committee. From W. B. Ross asking for police protection. Filed. From G. W. Hobson Secretary of the Fire Underwriters, asking that the next water main across the narrows be layed [sic] at least 300 feet from the others. Referred to the F. W. + L. Committee From W. Sinclair stating that he was prepared to lay before the Council a proposition for the removal of night soil etc. Referred to the Board of Health From Bell-Irving and Paterson asking for an extension of time on the tenders for cast iron pipes to the 10th of October. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Brown That the request be granted. Carried From Alex Philip, Secretary of the Municipal Association stating that a meeting would be held in the City Hall, New Westminster on the 27th prox. Filed. From S. Cole etal asking the Council to stop burning in 185. Referred to the City Engineer [525] The following Reports were received and read Special Report To the Mayor and Aldermen Your Special Committee appointed at last Council meeting recommended, as follows:- That the C. P. R. Coy be exempted from taxation on the ground and depot to be erected thereon at the foot of Granville Street for the term of twenty years provided the same is completed ready for occupation on or before the 31st day of December 1894. sgd. R. A. Anderson August 28th 1893. Chairman Moved by Alderman Hackett Seconded by “ Anderson That the Report be laid over be be considered at an adjourned meeting on Thursday. Carried Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday August 23rd 1893. Present Aldermen Anderson, Cargill and Hobson It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- S. James Special Audit of School Books $45.00 News Advertiser Advertising 18.30 2. That the Balance Sheet of the School Trustees up to August 25th 1893 prepared by the City Auditor be received and filed. 3. That a copy of the City Solicitor’s opinion re the lease

Fire limits by-law completed – August 31, 1893

Fire limits by-law completed; progress made on water rates by-law. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 529-530 [volume 5 page 529] Vancouver August 31st 1893. The Council met on Thursday August 31st 1893. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill Franklin, Hobson and Towler. Communications From J. Potts, asking permission to assign an interest in monies coming due on his sewer contracts to J. A. Fletts. Referred to the City Solicitor. From S. Tallman rendering an account for $ for work done in connection with the City Hospital. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Towler That the amount be paid. Carried From C. G. Fanquer, asking for a reply to his communication re bridge over the narrows. Referred to the Clerk of the F. W+L Committee for reply. The following Report was again taken up:- To the Mayor + Aldermen Your Special Committee appointed at last Council meeting recommends as follows:- That the C. P. R. Co. be exempted from taxation on the grounds and depot to be enacted thereon at the foot of Granville Street for the sum of 20 years provided the same is completed ready for occupation on or before the 31st day of December 1894. sgd R. A. Anderson Chairman August 28th 1893. Moved by Alderman Anderson. Seconded by “ Cargill. That the Report be adopted. Carried. Alderman Towler voted nay. [volume 5 page 530] Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Hobson That owing to the stringency of the money market and the depression in general xxx that a further extension up to the 1st October be granted for the payment of taxes subject to a rebate of 20 per cent. Carried Consideration of By-Laws Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by “ Collins That the By-Law to change the names of Oppenheimer St. + Carl Av. be read a second time. Carried. The Council went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the By Laws with Alderman Salsbury in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause, and reported to Council as complete. It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman McCraney seconded by Alderman Franklin. The Council then adjourned. F. Cope Mayor Thos F. McGuigan City Clerk

Vancouver Sued over Fireman Smalley’s Death – September 4, 1893
1890s Vancouver firemen waking to respond to fire

Claims for compensation were brought against the City of Vancouver for the death of Fireman Smalley in June of 1893. Illustration shows Vancouver firemen responding to a night alarm 1890-95.  Aldermen Fowler and Hobson put through a motion to overturn a previous Council decision [Apr 24, 1893] to allow the Vancouver Electric Light & Railway Co. to build a street railway on Cordova St. from Granville St. to Cambie Street. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: FD P61.1 [Firemen responding to night alarm at Fire Hall No. 2 on Seymour Street] original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 531 - 535 [531] Vancouver Sept 4th 1893. The Council met on Monday Sept 4th 1893. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Anderson, Collins, McCraney, Cargill, Hobson, Brown and Fowler. The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Messrs Carbould & McColl, Claiming compensation for the death of Fireman Smalley Referred to the City Solicitor From Thos. H. Tracy reporting on the laying of the new main across the Narrows. The City Clerk was instructed to send a copy to the Fire Underwriters. From Robert Campbell asking for the return of his correspondence Moved by Alderman Cargill Seconded by “ Brown. That the communication be filed. Carried. From Stewart & Mills offering to wire the new hospital for 5 lights for 11.00 and fit up complete ready to light for $18.50 Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Brown That the wiring of the operating room at the City Hospital be accepted. Carried. Reports The following was received and read:- F. W.& L. Committee The F.W. & L. Committee met on Thursday August 31st 1893. [532] Present - Aldermen Franklin, Fowler & Haskett. It was recommended:- 1. That the City Engineer be instructed to make a report of his reasons for placing the new main in the same position as the old one. 2. That the water works payroll be paid if found correct. 3. That the tender of H.R. Bellamy for boring test holes at the mouth of Capilano River of $18.00 a day be accepted, Mr. Bellamy to find the necessary tools, casing and help. 4. That the Police be instructed to report any water taps or lawn sprinklers left running during prohibited hours. 5. That the Secretary be instructed to furnish a list of motors with the size of the pipe used with a view of placing meters on all of them. 6. That the following accounts be paid:- Russell, McDonald & Co. Supplies .65 cts Evans, Coleman & Evans “ $127.27 James Carnahan Scavengering 1.75 R.L.Llewellyn Supplies .45 News Advertiser “ 6.25 A.O. Leask Custom Work 1.00 A. Linton Boat hire 29.50 Canadian Engineering News. Ad. 10.00 Creamer & Langley Supplies 30.59 W. Hooper etal. Labor 516.05 B.C. Iron Works Supplies 850.00 sgd J.J.Franklin Chairman Moved by Alderman Salsbury Seconded by “ McCraney That

Ward 5 Review Overturned – September 11, 1893
Ward 5 Review Overturned – September 11, 1893

Alderman Fowler asked for a review of taxes received and amounts spent on improvements in Ward 5 west of Center Street. Ward 5 in 1893 was roughly Mount Pleasant, Fairview, and Kitsilano but only as far south as 16th Avenue.  Fowler was supported by Aldermen Hobson and Brown but the request was ultimately outvoted. F. Cox approved for a temporary position as Assistant Cook at the City Hospital at a salary of $15 per month; meanwhile the C.P. Telegraph Company charged $1 for a single telegram. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 536-540 [vol 5 pg 536] Vancouver September 11th 1893 The Council met on Monday, September 11th 1893. Present – Aldermen Salsbury, Collins, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler. Alderman Collins was appointed Chairman The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Solicitor giving an opinion on the assignment of John Potter to J.A. Flett. Referred back to the City Solicitor as the matter is now in Court; From W. A. May etal asking for the opening of a lane on the back of Lots 12, 13, 14, & 15, Block 17 Lansdowne St. Referred to the Board of Works. From A. J. Peglar asking the City to subscribe for a number of copies of the Minneapolis Journal, containing a description of Vancouver. Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Brown. That the communication be filed. Carried From Wm Devine complaining about the Sanitary condition of the building in which his offices are. Referred to the Board of Health to attend to. From the Plumbers asking that the amendments to the Plumbing By-Law be laid over until they examine them. Laid over. The following Reports were received and read: Board of Works The Board of Works met on Thursday September 7th 1893, all the members being present. [537] It was recommended:- 1. That the Street Inspector be instructed to put in a box drain of the old wooden sewers, across the lane in Block 21.196 and that he be instructed to send E.B. Sentell old plans & construct a sidewalk on Grove Avenue proved Mr. Sentell undertakes to have it put down. 2. That the City Engineer replace at once the bridge at the Crematory with a culvert. 3. That E. Cook be permitted to erect a basement at the corner of Pender & Richards Streets as per plan submitted subject to the area spaces being struck out; 4. That the following accounts be paid:- A.D. McDonald 8th Av. $118.88 B.C. Iron Works Syphons 136.00 H.T. Adams 5th Av. 12.75 Thos. Dunn & Co. supplies 22.85 Geo Mitchell Boat hire. 1.25 W.C. Marshall Express hire. 5.00 C.F. Foreman Supplies 1.55 D. McGillivray Day Labor 112.13 H. Lomas etal “ “ 474.90 sgd H.P.McCraney Chairman Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Brown That the Report be adopted. Carried Finance Committee The Finance Committee met

Plumbers, Board of Works will meet to amend the plumbing bylaw – September 18, 1893
man standing in sewer trench, Vancouver, 1911

The Board of Plumbing Inspectors, representatives from the plumbers’ union and Master Plumbers were invited to meet with the Board of Works to consult on the new bylaw. The City Solicitor advised Council not to entertain the claim of the relatives of the late fireman Smalley for damages. The Chief of Police to report regularly to Council about any street lights not working. George Townsend appointed assistant cook in the City Hospital at a salary of $15.00 a month. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-2-: CVA 371-1035 A man in the sewer trench on Wilson Road (41st Avenue) near Larch Street original handwritten minutes here : City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 541- 547 [vol 5 pg 541] Vancouver Sept. 18th 1893 The Council met on Monday Sept 18th 1893 Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Fowler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Clerk of New Westminster inviting the Mayor and Council to the Fair. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Brown. That the invitation be accepted. Carried. From H. Abbott acknowledging receipt of communication re exemption of taxation of station. Filed From Wm Frodshaw complaining about crematory Referred to the Board of Health From J. M. Holland asking the Council to pave Hastings St east in front of Lot 13 Block 13.196 Referred to the Board of Works From the City Solicitor advising the Council not to entertain the claim of the relatives of the late fireman Smalley for damages. Filed From John S. Meytyer and Baker Bros complaining about their basements being flooded. Referred to the Chairman of the Board of Works and the City Engineer to attend to. From Miss Macfie stating that she had appointed Geo Townsend assistant Cook at a salary of $15.00 a month dating from the 8th next. Moved by Alderman Collier Seconded by “ Brown. That Geo Townsend be appointed assistant cook in the City Hospital at a salary of $15.00 a month dating from the 8th next. Carried. From John Devine in reference to the filling up of a gap on 8th Av Referred to the Board of Works [542] From Geo Phipps etal asking the Council to strike out the clause in the Plumbing By-Law in reference to venting sewers. Referred to the Board of Health From J.A. Coldwell applying for the position of Assessor. Referred to the Finance Committee From D. Oppenheimer asking the Council to put down bituminous paving on Powell Street to Westminster Av. Referred to the Board of Works. From H. Abbott asking permission to use Howe Street and portions of Hastings and Granville Streets for the proposed Vancouver & Lulu Island Railway. Referred to the Board of Works. From Miss Macfie asking for the heating of the old hospital and the enclosing of the passage between the old and the new

Police to monitor bicycle riders on Vancouver streets – September 25, 1893
Police to monitor bicycle riders on Vancouver streets – September 25, 1893

The Chief of Police was instructed to see that bicycle riders exercise more care to avoid accidents when riding on the public streets. Illustration shows a bicycle race at Brockton Oval July 1, 1893. If the Methodist College settled in Vancouver, Council agreed the College could have Clark Park as part of their campus. Wednesday Sept 27 was declared a Civic Holiday.  Newspaper reported the holiday was so citizens could go to New Westminster to see the Royal Agricultural and Industrial Society Exhibition. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Sp P94 [1/4 Mile Dead Heat - Potter and Watson - Brockton Point] original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 381-397 [548] Vancouver September 25th 1893 The Council met on Monday September 25th 1893 Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Hobson, Franklin, Towler and Brown. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From O’Rourke and Jervis asking for the removal of certain poles from the corner of Hastings & Carrall Streets. Referred to the City Engineer to attend to at once. From E.W. McLaren and many others urging the Council to take steps to secure the Columbia Methodist College for this City Moved by Alderman McCraney Seconded by “ Collins. That whereas the Trustees of the Columbia Methodist College are at present ascertaining the best location whereon they can build and establish a College and educational institution open to all the citizens of British Columbia. And whereas it would be in the interest of the Citizens and to the material advantage of this City that the said College should be erected within the limits of this City. Be it therefore resolved that in the opinion of this Council, provided all necessary arrangements can be made and that the said Trustees undertakes to erect a College and other buildings and carry on the Educational Institution as stated by them in their interview with the Finance Committee, there is no objection to the site known as Clark’s Park being used for the above purpose. Moved in amendment by Alderman Towler Seconded by Alderman Hobson. That the matter be laid over for one week. Amendment lost. Motion carried. [549] From O.R. Young asking for the improvement of Haro St. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Park Commissioners asking for another grant to pay current expenses. Moved by Alderman Cargill Seconded by “ Salsbury That the sum of $500.00 be voted out of Finance and placed to their credit for the purposes mentioned in their resolution. Carried. From R. G. Tatlow, President of the Vancouver Loan Trust Savings and Guarantee be acknowledging receipt of Communication re extension of electric lighting service and expressing a desire to meet the members of the F.W. & L Committee at their next meeting. Resolved. That he be invited to attend. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric

November 28 to be final property tax extension date – September 30, 1893

The final date to pay property tax without 20 per cent surcharge was extended to November 28, 1893. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 page 556 only [volume 5 page 556] Vancouver September 30th 1893 A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Saturday Sept 30th 1893 for the purpose of considering the collection of taxes for 1893 and other business. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Alderman Salsbury, Collins, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, and Towler. Moved by Alderman Cargill Seconded by “ Salsbury That a further extension for payment of Taxes subject to the rebate of 20 per cent be made to 10th November 1893. This extension of time to be final and after that date the payments of the 20 per cent be enforced. Carried Moved by Alderman Cargill Seconded by “ Collins That the Manager of the Bank of British Columbia give the City Solicitor access to the deeds deposited with the Bonds and to withdraw any papers on the order of the City Treasurer relating to the investment of the sinking fund account. Carried The Council then adjourned. F. Cope Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

New Police Uniforms Needed – October 9, 1893
New Police Uniforms Needed – October 9, 1893

Tenders for new police uniforms invited. Request for street light at the corner of 13th and Ontario St. denied for the present. Finance Committee’s recommendation to appoint C. McRae as Assessor was overturned. A house for volunteer nurse Mrs. Hansell to the lepers on Darcy Island is proposed in co-operation with Victoria City Council.

H. R. Bellamy to get $230 for testing “the Narrows” – October 11, 1893

The plumbing by-law was also completed. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 page 566 only [volume 5 page 566] Vancouver October 11th 1893 The Council met on Wednesday October 11th 1893. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Alderman Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson and Towler. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Franklin That the amendments to the Plumbing By-Law be read a second time. Carried. The Council went into Committee of the Whole for its consideration with Alderman Hackett in the Chair. The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments. It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Collins seconded by Alderman Cargill. Motions Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded by “ Towler That H. R. Bellamy be paid the sum of $230 in full settlement of his account for boring test holes at the first narrows. Carried. The Council then adjourned F. Cope Mayor Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Cabs available on Abbott Street – October 16, 1893
Cabs available on Abbott Street – October 16, 1893

Cabs may stand on Abbott Street between Water and Hastings Streets. The contractor for Westminster Ave. must put back on the street the same quantity of earth as he hauled away to the premises of private parties. The federal government gave permission to build a reservoir in Stanley Park. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Anonymous Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Trans P24 horse drawn carriage on Abbott Street, 1891 original handwritten minutes here : City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 567 - 572 [vol 5 pg 567] Vancouver October 16th 1893 The Council met on Monday October 16th 1893. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown, Towler. The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Davis Marshall + McGill asking for the balance due to the B. C. Pottery Co. for supplying sewer pipes. Referred to the City Solicitor From the Minister of Militia and Defence giving permission to the City to proceed with the work of constructing a reservoir in Stanley Park pending the passing of an Order in Council. Filed From the ratepayers of Block 5 O. G. T. asking for repairs to the lane. Referred to the Board of Works From Oppenheimer Bros. asking that bituminous pavement be put down on Westminster Av. Referred to the Board of Works From the Toilet + Towel Supply Co. offering to supply towels etc. to the different departments. Referred to the Health Committees From Stanley James, City Auditor submitting Auditors Report for June + July. Filed The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committees The Finance Committee met on Friday Oct 15th 1893. [568] Present Aldermen Cargill, Collins, Hobson and Brown. It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- Wellington Coal Yards Supplies $22.94 2. That the communication from L. G. McPhillips re the taxes on the cement be laid over. 3. That the City Solicitor be instructed to take proceedings for the recovery of the bond put up by Messrs Leamy + Kyle for the construction of Cambie Street Bridge, if considered by him advisable. sgd Wm Cargill Acting Chairman Moved by Alderman Hackett Seconded by “ Collins That the Report be adopted. Carried Board of Works. The Board of Works met on Oct 12th 1893. Present Aldermen McCraney, Brown, Franklin and Salsbury. It was recommended:- 1. That the Street Inspector see that the contractor on Westminster Avenue puts back on the street where required the same quantity of earth as he hauled away to the premises of private parties. [569] 2. That permission be granted for cabs to stand on Abbott St. north of Water St. and south of Hastings St. 3. That the Street Inspector be instructed to put in a ditch to carry away the water in Block 48, 200d and that the Messrs Oppenheimer Bros. be informed that the stumps, roots +c in question belong to them and not to the

Gravely Street to be opened up – October 23, 1893
Gravely Street to be opened up – October 23, 1893

John Mason wrote to request Graveley Street be opened up. [Photo shows the Mason home]. Resident writes that the culvert at the corner of 7th & Prince Edward is in a “dangerous state”. The Police Committee had to meet a second time after the original supplier of police uniforms withdrew his tender. J. H. Smith awarded $25 for finding those responsible for breaking windows. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Bu P299 [Exterior of Mr. and Mrs. John Mason's residence - 1617 Graveley Street] original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 573- 577 [volume 5 page 573] Vancouver October 23 1893. The Council met on Monday October 23rd 1893 Present- His Worship, the Mayor and aldermen Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, Cargill, McCraney, Hobson, Franklin, Towler & Brown The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications. From F. C. Cotton and others requesting the Mayor to call a public meeting on the 27th next to hear addresses from Ministers Foster & Augers. Referred to the Mayor. From Smith & Freeland drawing attention to the dangerous state of the culvert at the corner of 7th & Quebec P. Edward St. Referred to the B of Works. From G. C. Clark etal asking for the opening of the lane in Block 119 264A. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Mason asking for the opening up of Graveley St. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Deputy Provincial Secretary notifying the Council of the appointment of C. W. Robson, as Revisor of the Voters’ List. Filed. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights. Filed From the City Clerk of Victoria stating that the City Council did not favorably entertain the proposition to erect a dwelling for Mrs. Hansell on Darcy Island. Filed From H. J. Panishir etal asking for a division of Works. Laid over for one week. [volume 5 page 574] From R. T. Robinson asking the Council to purchase flowers for the Park. Referred to the Park Commissioners From R. A. McMorran etal asking for a 6 ft. sidewalk on 10th Av. Referred to the Board of Works From D. W. Campbell etal asking for a sidewalk on Hornby St. Referred to the Board of Works. From Chas Woodward etal asking for the improvement of the Street between Blocks 87 & 88 264A. Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday October 20th 1893. Present – Aldermen Cargill, Collins, Hobson & Brown. The following account was recommended for payment:- Westminster & Vancouver Tramway Co Tickets $8.25 sgd Wm Cargill Chairman Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Hackett That the Report be adopted. Carried Police Committee The Police Committee met on Tuesday Oct 17th 1893. Present – Aldermen Towler, Hackett & Hobson. It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- C.

Roaming cattle block tramway – October 30, 1893
Roaming cattle block tramway – October 30, 1893

Former Mayor David Oppenheimer complained of cows roaming on the tramway tracks within city limits. All cases of typhoid fever to be reported to Dr. Thomas, Medical Health Officer. 50 copies of the City Charter to be purchased for $25.00. Four Gamewell fire alarm boxes purchased for $145.00 This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Out N552 Cattle drive down Main Street original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 578-585 [volume 5 pg 578] Vancouver Oct 30th 1893 The Council met on Monday October 30th 1893 Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Hobson, Franklin, Brown & Towler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted Communications From Dr. Thomas Medical Health Officer asking for the amendment of the Health By-Law so that physicians will be obliged to notify him of all cases of Typhoid Fever. Referred to the Board of Health From A. M. Beattie asking the Council to enforce the Market By-Law in relation to butcher shops in the vicinity of the Market Referred to the Police Committee From Geo Gagen in relation to the enforcing of the cubic space By-Law. Referred to the Police & Health Committee From C. B. Mac Neil asking for a sidewalk on Robson St west of Nicola St. Referred to the Board of Works From James. St. Charles stating that the hose wagon was completed and shipped. Referred to the F. W. & L. Committee From A. St. G. Hammersly stating that the case of Brydone Jack vs the City was decided in favor of the city. Filed From the Williams Directory Co asking the Council to subscribe for a number of copies of the Directory Referred to the Finance Committee From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights Filed. [volume 5 page 579] From the City Auditor furnishing report for August and September. Filed From D. Oppenheimer complaining about cows roaming on the tramway line within the City limits. Referred to the Police Committee. The following Reports were received and read:- F. W.& L. Committee The F. W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday October 25th 1893. Present: Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury, Hackett and Cargill. It was recommended:- 1. That the City Engineer be instructed to complete his plans for a reservoir by Wednesday next Nov 1st. 2. That S. Calkins be allowed an increase of $5.00 per month to date from Sept. 1st last. 3. That four Gamewell Fire Alarm boxes be ordered through H. W. Kent at $145.00 F. O. B. Vancouver. 4. That the following accounts be paid:- Gamewell Fire Alarm Co. Door $35.00 Union S.S. Co. Towing Scow 10.00 H.S.M. Co. Supplies 10.55 J. Robinson Expenses 1.00 W. Kerfoot “ 1.50 P. Maurenson. Supplies 1.50 E. Cook hire of engine 105.00 U. S.S. Co. Towing Scow. 10.00 Creamer & Langley supplies 11.61 Keefer & Godden “ 3.60 Atkins & Atkins “

Road from Squamish to Pemberton Meadows proposed – November 6, 1893
Road from Squamish to Pemberton Meadows proposed – November 6, 1893

Council endorsed a petition for the B. C. Government to open up a road from “the Squamish” to Pemberton Meadows. Photo shows Squamish First Nations Brass Band about 1900. Lawyers Bowser & Lavell served a writ to Council on behalf of the heirs of Fireman Smalley (who was killed on duty six months prior). Five cases of diptheria and three cases of scarlet fever were reported for October 1893. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: In P139.2 Squamish First Nations Brass Band, 1889 original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 586 - 592 [volume 5 page 586] Vancouver November 6th 1893 The Council met on Monday November 6th 1893. Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Haskett, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Towler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Medical Health Officer reporting 5 cases of Diphtheria and 3 cases of Scarlet Fever during October. Filed. From F. G. Whibley endorsing a petition addressed to the praying Council to endorse and sign same, said petition being to induce the Government to open up a road from the Squamish to Pemberton Meadows. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Brown. That the request of F. G. Whibley etal re petition to the Hon. the Minister of Public Works be hereby complied with. Carried. From B.F. Cassellman etal asking for an electric light on the corner of Westminster & 13th Av. Already attended to. From H. Laughton drawing attention to the bad state of Princess St. in front of Block 73. Referred to the Board of Works. From Messrs Corbould & McColl asking for compensation for Dr. Robertson for injury received in Stanley Park. Referred to the City Solicitor From Messrs Bowser & Lavell serving [volume 5 page 587] a writ on behalf of the heirs of Fireman Smalley. Referred to the City Solicitor The following Reports were received and read. F.W.& L. Committee The F. W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday November 1st 1893. Present – Aldermen Franklin, Hackett, Cargill, Towler and Salsbury. It was recommended:- 1. That the Committee regrets that they cannot see its way clear to place a street light on the corner of Princess Street and Jackson Av. for the Zion Church. 2. That tenders be called for the construction of a reservoir in Stanley Park, tenders to be separate and in bulk for clearing, and grubbing, excavation concrete and pipe laying including valves, tenders to be in by Wednesday November 22nd next at 3 P. M. 3. That the Secretary be authorized to notify the plumbers that any plumber raising or altering the level of water pope will be prosecuted. 4. That the following accounts be paid:- B.C. Iron Works Hire of Boiler $24.00 W.H. Armstrong “ “ pump 36.00 B.C. Iron Works. Supplies 1129.57 Keefer & Godden Towing etc. 1083.50 Hooper etal. Labor. 307.15 Moved

Tax Deadline Extended Again – November 13, 1893
Tax Deadline Extended Again – November 13, 1893

The Health Committee purchased a tent for $5.00. Council voted that the deadline to allow of the rebate of 20 per cent be extended to the December 15th.  The Fire Water + Light Committee decides that no further supplies for the Water Works may be purchased except on requisition from an office. The Police Committee recommend that no additional officers are needed at this time. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM336-S3-2-: CVA 677-458 Cambie Street Grounds, Sailors off H. M. S. Triumph and Caroline, ca. 1890 original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 593 - 599 [volume 5 page 593] Vancouver November 13th 1893 The Council met on Monday November 13th 1893. Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Brown and Towler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Alex Philip, Secretary of the Municipal Association of B. C. asking for the appointment of a delegate from the Council. Laid over From H. G. Onderdonk asking for the gravelling of Hastings Street west in the vicinity of his property. Referred to the Board of Works From McLennan & McFeely asking for the refund of their plumbers license paid twice in 1893. Resolution already passed authorizing the refund From the Clerk of North Vancouver regarding the road up Capilano Creek. Referred to the F. W. & L. Committee. From the City Engineer reporting the cost of paving Granville, Hastings and Powell Streets. Filed. From C. T. Dunbar etal asking for the opening up and improving of certain streets in the West end. Referred to the Board of Works. From Ernest Cooper asking for the opening up of the lane in Block 9.185. Referred to the Board of Works. From John Horton etal asking for the grading of 10th Av 764A Referred to the Board of Works [volume 5 page 594] From E. Birk asking for the position of Plumbing Inspector. Referred to the Board of Health From J. J. Blake claiming damages on behalf of M. Carriere claiming damages for injuries done him on Oct 16th through defect in Cambie Street. Referred to the Board of Works & C. Solicitors Reports The following Reports were received and considered:- Board of Works The Board of Works met on Thursday November 9th 1893 Present Aldermen Hackett (in the Chair) Brown and Franklin. It was recommended:- 1. That C. Slade etal be informed that the matter of the construction of a sidewalk on 13th Av is being attended to. 2. That the communication from H. Laughton re the unsatisfactory condition of Princess Street opposite Lot 15. A 78.181. be referred to the Street Inspector for attention. 3. That the Street Inspector make an estimate for next meeting of the cost of clearing and grading the lane in Block 119.264A. 4. That the City Engineer prepare a written report for next meeting re E. Cook’s

No new railway tracks until paving by-law passed – November 20, 1893
No new railway tracks until paving by-law passed – November 20, 1893

Trustees for the Vancouver Tramway Co. will wait until By-Law is approved before going ahead with new tracks. City Clerk asked to look into cost for proper milk testing services. Entire Council to attend upcoming Vancouver Municipal Association meeting in New Westminster. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: Be P102 [English Bay Pier pilings and view of Beach Avenue] original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 600 - 604 [volume 5 page 600] Vancouver November 20th 1893 The Council met on Monday November 20th 1893. Present – His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown & Towler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Miss Macfie notifying the Council that she had appointed Wm Cross Cook at the City Hospital at a salary of $30.00 a month dating from the 1st inst. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ McCraney That the appointment be confirmed. Carried From the Deputy Registrar of the County Court stating that the County Court would meet on the 13th of Dec. Filed From D. Oppenheimer offering a collection of Australian wools etc to the Council for exhibition Moved by Alderman Towler Seconded by “ Hackett That Mr. Oppenheimer’s offer be accepted with thanks. Carried. From Arthur Hill applying for a position on the City Engineer’s staff. Filed From the Secretary of the Underwriters stating that the Board declined to send delegates to meet the Finance Committee re Licenses on Fire Insurance Companies. Referred to the Finance Committee & Solicitor From H. T. Ceperley Manager of the Vancouver Loan Trust, Savings & Guarantee Co. Trustees for the Vancouver Tramway Co. stating that the Trustees declined to take any action re new [volume 5 page 601] Rails on the streets proposed to be paved until the final passages of the by-law and the approval of the ratepayers. Laid over From Alex Philip, Secretary of the B.C. Municipal Association asking the Council to appoint delegates for a general meeting in New Westminster on the 5th of Dec at 2 P.M. Moved by Alderman Towler, Seconded by “ Anderson That the Whole Council be appointed as delegates. Carried. From Mrs. A. Creery asking for a sidewalk on Beach Av. Referred to the Board of Works From John W. Reid asking for a sidewalk on 7th Av. Fairview Referred to the Board of Works From E Shurgold asking that certain logs and stumps be burned near his house on 6th Av Referred to the Board of Works From C. Foley asking for some action to be taken in reference to the prevention of cigarette smoking Referred to the Police Committee The following Reports were received and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday November 17th 1893 Present – Aldermen Cargill (in the Chair) Collins & Brown It was recommended:- 1. That the following accounts be paid:- C.W. Robson

Militia Department Allows Reservoir in Stanley Park – November 27, 1893
Militia Department Allows Reservoir in Stanley Park – November 27, 1893

Communication received from the Militia Department giving permission to construct a Reservoir in Stanley Park. Although D.V. MacDonald had been selected as the contractor to build the Reservoir at a meeting of the Fire Water and Light Committee on November 24, both MacDonald and George W. Fuller withdrew their tenders for work on the reservoir. The matter was referred back to the Committee. The Chief of Police was instructed to take steps to prevent the sale of cigarettes to boys. Mr. Oppenheimer was notified that the wandering cows he complained of were wandering mostly outside the limits of the City Pound's authority.

Repair to Stanley Park road will cost $700 – December 1, 1893
Repair to Stanley Park road will cost $700  – December 1, 1893

The road around Stanley Park needs repairs. Photo shows cyclers in Stanley Park, ca 1890. The roof of the Market Hall also needed repairs.  There was much discussion about tenders received for building a reservoir in Stanley Park. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: SGN 1723 Group of men and women with bicycles in Stanley Park, ca 1890 original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 615-618 Note: Pages 615 and 616 are crossed out, see original handwritten minutes for details [volume 5 page 615] Vancouver B.C. 1st December 1893 A Special meeting of the Council was held on Friday December 1st at 10 a. m. for the purpose of considering the building of the Reservoir and other business. Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, McCraney, Cargil, Hackett Towler, Collins, Brown + Hobson. The Minutes of the Fire Water + Light Committee were read. Moved by Alderman Hackett seconded by Alderman Salsbury that the Report be adopted with the exception of retaining McDonald’s cheque. Carried From R. G. Tatlow on behalf of the Park Commissioner asking for the appropriation for repairing the road around Stanley Park. Moved by Alderman Salsbury Seconded by “ Collins That a sum not exceeding $700.00 be placed to the credit of the Park Commissioners. Carried From Mr. A. Beattie re the state of the roof of the Market Hall. Referred to the Police Committee. Motions Moved by Alderman Mc Craney Seconded by “ Collins That Mr Charles Tesley, during the illness of Mr. Thos. F. Mc Guigan, City Clerk, be appointed acting City Clerk and authorized to sign necessary cheques and documents. Carried Moved by Alderman Towler Seconded by “ Salsbury That a cheque be issued for 3 months rent of Mr. Cambpell’s house after investigation and if found necessary. Carried After considerable discussion about letting of Tenders for the construction of the Reservoir - Re-written on the following Page [volume 5 page 616] It was moved by Alderman McCraney Salsbury Seconded by “ Salsbury To postpone the matter till Monday night so that the Alderman could think over the subject in the meantime. Carried The Council then adjourned [Volume 5 page 617] Vancouver, B. C. 1st December 1893 A Special meeting of the Council was held on Friday December 1st at 10 a.m. for the purpose of considering the building of the Reservoir and other business. Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, McCraney, Cargil Hackett Collins, Hobson, Towler and Brown. The Minutes of the Fire Water + Light Committee were read. Communications From R. G. Tatlow on behalf of the Park Commissioner asking for the appropriation for repairing the road around Stanley Park. Moved by Alderman Salsbury Seconded by “ Collins That a sum not exceeding $700.00 be placed to the credit of the Park Commissioners. Carried From Mr. A. Beattie re the state of the roof of the Market

Alderman Anderson wants elected Water Works officials – December 4, 1893
Alderman Anderson wants elected Water Works officials – December 4, 1893

Council received a request for a sidewalk on Ontario St. at Ninth Avenue (Broadway). Photo shows Ontario at 11th. Upcoming election will decide Mayor, Aldermen, School Trustees, Park Commissioners, and members of the Licensing Board. Alderman Anderson proposes that three Water Works Commissioners also be elected This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: LGN 655 Houses in Mount Pleasant near Ontario Street and 11th Avenue, ca. 1900 original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 619 - 626 [volume 5 page 619] Vancouver B. C. December 4th 1893 The Council men on Monday December 4th 1893. Present His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Hackett, McCraney, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Towler. The minutes of the last regular and special were meetings were read and adopted. Communications From A. C. Wilson re the establishment of a Pottery. Referred to Finance Committee From the Vancouver Gas Co enclosing an account against the Contractors on Hastings Street. Board of Works. From C. Downing complaining of Tramps etc. Filed From E. M. Boyle applying for the position of Inspector on the Stanley Park Reservoir. Referred to F. W. + L. Committee From H. B. Macgowan, Secretary of the Board of Trade, enclosing a resolution passed by the Board protesting against the tax on the Insurance Coys (Companies). Referred to Finance Committee From Dr. Thomas, Medical Health Officer, report of cases of infections or contagious diseases during November. Referred to Board of Health [volume 5 page 620] From the Williams B. C. Directory Company enclosing a copy of introduction to the directory and asking the Council to subscribe towards the same. Referred to Finance Committee From John Nicholson, protesting against proposed paving of Powell Street. Referred to Board of Works From Russell + Godfrey, on behalf of Mrs Ellen Campbell, stating that Angus Campbell had been killed by the City’s negligence. Referred to the City Solicitor From Geo. Johnson, Statistician of the Dominion Government, applying for statistics concerning the City. The Clerk was instructed to furnish the necessary information. From Alex Philip, Secretary of the B. C. Municipal Association, stating that he would forward the necessary membership papers. Filed From W. B. Ross and others asking for the use of the Market Hall for a concert to the Sailors on H. M. S. Royal Arthur. Filed From R. Purdy et al asking for a sidewalk on Ontario St. and Ninth Avenue and also for a light at the Ninth Ave and Bridge St. Referred to Board of Works + F. W. + L. Committee. From A. Clark et al petitioning the Council to have the Water Works system placed in the hands of Commissioners to be elected. Laid over. [volume 5 page 621] The Following reports were received + read - Fire Water + Light Committee The F. W. + L. Committee held a special meeting on Tuesday November 28th 1893. Present Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury,

Public works requested to reduce unemployment – December 11, 1893
Public works requested to reduce unemployment – December 11, 1893

City Council received a complaint of “loafers” at the corner of Carrall and Cordova Street. Photo shows men and a boy (not necessarily loafers!) standing outside the Boulder Saloon at that same corner, ca. 1900  Council also received a request to begin some public works to create employment for the unemployed.  The City Engineer was given a free hand to repair the broken water main across the First Narrows. The Oppenheimer Brothers allowed to put a railroad siding to their property for five years. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Linda Evans Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives photo AM54-S4-: SGN 36 Men and boy standing outside the Boulder Saloon at Cordova and Carral Streets, about 1900 original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 627 - 634 [volume 5 page 627] Vancouver B.C. December 11th 1893 The Council met on Monday December 11th 1893 Present His Worship the Mayor, and aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Cargill McCraney Franklin Hobson Brown + Towler. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From W. Parsons, New Westminster applying for position of Inspector on the Water Reservoir. Referred to F. W. + L. Committee From W. L. Thwaite making application for appointment of Deputy Returning Officer Laid Over From E. Cook asking permission to construct a drain at the corner of Hornby + Hastings Streets to discharge surface water. Referred to Board of Works From A. H. B. McGowan, Secretary of the School Board, stating that unless the Government’s contribution could be secured before the 21st inst the Board would require about $6,000.00 for Teachers salaries etc. Referred to Finance Committee From D. V.  McDonald + Co. asking for the return of their cheque and the Reservoir contract. Moved by Alderman Collins Seconded by “ Hobson That the cheque be returned. Carried From J. M. Browning C. P. R. Land Commissioner re deed of conveyance on land and Powell St. opposite block 48, sub-div 181, which the Registrar stated the City could not legally divest itself of. Referred to the City Solicitor [volume 5 page 628] From Robert Barker calling attention to the bad condition of the streets at the corner of Westminster Avenue and Princess St. Referred to Board of Works. From Mason + Peterson et al complaining of loafers at the corner of Carrall and Cordova Streets. Referred to Police Committee From A. M. Beattie asking the Council to carefully consider the Market question. Laid over. From F. Hartley asking for the sidewalk on Beach Avenue to be continued to his residence. Referred to Board of Works From Jas. McNeil requesting the City to do some public works to give employment to the unemployed. Referred to Board of Works From J. C. Vermilyea complaining of the condition of the alley in the rear of the Vermilyea block on Granville Street. Referred to Board of Works From Dr. Brown asking to be numbered to the staff of physicians at the City Hospital.

Water Commissioners and Civic Election by-laws complete – December 14, 1893

A special meeting to finalize the Water Commissioners’ By-Law and the Civic Election By-Law. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 635 only [volume 5 page 635] Vancouver B. C. 14th December 1893 A special meeting of the Council was held on Thursday evening at 8 o’clock 14th December 1893 for the purpose of considering the Water Commissioners’ and Civic Election By-laws. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Collins, Franklin, Brown and Hobson. Moved by Alderman Salsbury Seconded by “ Franklin That the Water Commissioners’ Bylaw be read a second time. The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration with Alderman Salsbury in the chair. The By-law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council complete with a few amendments. Moved by Alderman Salsbury Seconded by “ Brown That the Bylaw be read a third time. Carried Moved by Alderman Anderson Seconded by “ Collins That the Civic Election Bylaw be read a second time. The Council went into Committee of the whole for its consideration with Alderman Salsbury in the chair. The Bylaw was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete. The Bylaw was read a third time on motion of Alderman Salsbury seconded by Alderman Franklin. The Council then adjourned. F. Cope Mayor

Restaurant owners challenge hotel’s wooden building – December 18, 1893

Hotel owners want to know why the Richmond Hotel was allowed to build a wooden structure, after they had been denied permission.  Alderman Collins resigned from as Alderman for Ward Two.  He and Alderman Brown also resigned as School Trustees.  Doctors Brouse, Wilson and Dundas Herald will be added to the medical staff of the hospital. Council demands a return of arrears municipal taxes from 1886 through to the end of 1893. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 636 - 643 [volume 5 page 636] Vancouver B.C. 18th December 1893 The Council met on Monday 18th December 1893. Present his Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Cargill, Hobson, Salsbury, Hackett, Towler, Franklin, Brown, McCraney, Collins. The minutes of the last and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Joe Dixon Secretary of the Licensed Victuallers’ Association, enclosing copy of the following resolution passed by the Association. Resolved that the Secretary be instructed to communicate with the City asking by whose authority the owner of the Richmond Hotel were allowed to build a wooden structure to said hotel, after having along with others been refused permission by the Council and violating the Fire by-law. Referred to Board of Works. From John McKenzie Agent of Dominion Lands asking if the City had a plan of the location of a house occupied by E. Longhorn and torn down. Referred to Chief of Police From Dr. Brydone Jack enclosing an itemized account on the late L. Cooper, who died in the City Hospital. Referred to City Solicitor & Board of Health From A. H. B. Macgowan Secretary of the School Board, notifying the Council of the resignation of Trustees Brown and Collins. stet [in pencil] Referred to City Solicitor. Laid over. From E. Machin, Secretary of the Free Library Board, stating that a resolution had been passed by the Board that the lease of premises occupied by the Libary be returned to the Council [volume 5 page 637] to be signed, despite the opinion of the City Solicitor to the contrary. Laid over [in pencil] Referred to City Solicitor. From Purdy + Williams asking leave to use the Park road. Filed From the Residents on Hastings Street between Carrall and Abbott Streets asking the Council to instruct the Contractor to finish the work at once and put the street in good order. Referred to Board of Works. From A. T. St. George stating that he would be present at the Council meeting and would like to address the Board re the tender for Street sweeping machine. Laid over. From E. Machin, Secretary of the Free Library Board, stating that the Board would be please to receive the geological specimens offered by the Council, provided they would supply the necessary show cases. Referred to Members of the Council who are on the Library Board with power to expend not more than $100.00 From Drs. Wilson

Street loafers will be moved along – December 26, 1893

William Airey claimed compensation for injury while working at “the Narrows.” The condition of the Richmond Hotel is found to be within the fire bylaw. Street corner loafers will be moved along by the police. The Board of Works recommends to the next Council that the East End of the city be opened up for development. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 644- 650 [volume 5 page 644] Vancouver BC 26th December 1893 The Council met on Tuesday 26th December 1893 Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Hobson, Cargill, Hackett, Towler, Salsbury, McCraney Collins and Brown. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From William Airey, stating that he was laid up for eight weeks through injuries whilst working at the Narrows, and applying for payment during this period. Referred to the Fire Water & Light Committee From G. W. Jamieson et al petitioning the Council to clear Brunswick Street Referred to Board of Works From John Brown applying for position on the Police Force Referred to Police Committee From G. F. Baldwin City Treasurer submitting arrears of taxes from 1887 to 1892. Filed From W. D. Brydone-Jack applying to be added to the medical staff of the City Hospital Laid over The following reports were received and read Police Committee The Police Committee met on December 19th 1893 Present Aldermen Towler, Salsbury, McCraney and Hackett [volume 5 page 645] It was recommended:- That the following accounts be recommended for payment W.S. Cook Supplies $1.30 J. Blake “ 14.30 W.A. McIntosh “ 21.95 Atkins & Atkins “ 2.50 Watts & Trott Boat hire .50 John McLaren Travelling expenses 6.00 David Evans Supplies 200.00 C.F. Foreman “ 36.43 Rowland & Green Interpreting 2.00 C.S. Philp Supplies 14.31 That J.L. Carter’s application for position on Police force be filed. That the Chief of Police was instructed to move loafers standing on the corner and obstructing the traffic. That the Pound Keeper’s report for September October & November be filed. That the Market Hall question be left over for the consideration of the Committee to be appointed by the new Council. Signed W. Towler Chairman Moved by Ald. McCraney Seconded by “ Brown That the report be adopted. Carried [volume 5 page 646] Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday, December 22nd 1893 Present Aldermen Anderson, Brown, & Cargill. It was recommended :- That the following accounts by recommended for payment B. C. Iron Works Supplies $3.50 News advertiser “ 7.50 “ “ 18.00 “ “ 182.00 Communications That the balance to the credit of library be paid over. That the City Solicitor gives a written opinion on the best course to adopt in reference to F. C. Cotton’s deed of land exchanged for lots on which the Sugar Refinery is situated for the next meeting of Council. Moved by Alderman Towler Seconded by “ Salsbury That the

Mass firing averted; referred to next Council – January 2, 1894

The Health Officer reported two cases of diptheria in December 1893. Council overturns its former decision to allow Oppenheimer Brothers to construct a railway siding to their premises. By-law established to elect an Alderman for Ward No 2 and two School Trustees to fill the vacancies caused by the resignations received at the last meeting. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 652 - 656 [volume 5 page 652] Vancouver BC January 2nd 1894 The Council met on Tuesday 2nd January 1894. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Cargill Hobson Salsbury Towler Brown McCraney Collins Franklin & Hackett The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted Communications From Dr Thomas. Medical Health Officer reporting that there were two cases of diptheria during the month of December. Filed From Chas E. Hope, complaining about the sewer connection with some cottages at the corner of Georgia and Hamilton Streets owned by Francis Crosbie. Referred to Board of Works From J.W. McFarland, offering to accept $90.00 in connection with J. J. Nickson’s claim against Sewers. Referred to Board of Works. From W. Webster, asking if any decision had been given in the case of Vancouver vs. C. P. R. re title to the water front of the City of Vancouver. Referred to City Solicitor. From Chas Duncan of Duncan & Hamilton asking to be given six months’ auctioneer’s license for $50.00. Referred to Finance Committee The following reports were received and read Board of Works The Board of Works met on December 28th 1893. Present Alderman McCraney, Brown Franklin Hackett and Salsbury. [volume 5 page 653] It was recommended:- That the matter of the amount and nature of the Bond of J. M. Hollands be submitted to the City Solicitor for his decision. That the former resolution giving Messrs Oppenheimer Bros permission to construct a siding on Columbia Avenue across Powell St and alongside their premises be and is hereby rescinded. That Mr. D. McGillivray be paid the sum of $750.00 instead of the sum of $516.30 already offered as a final settlement in full of all demands of whatsoever nature for extra haulage in connection with his street paving contract. That tenders be called up till 3 pm on Thursday 18th January 1894 for the following new work Clearing in Sub: 182 That tenders be called up till 3 pm on Thursday the 25th January 1894 for the following new work Bituminous Rock Paving a) Granville St between Robson & Hastings Streets b) Hastings St “ Carrall & Cambie Sts c) Basement drain on Granville St. That the following accounts be recommended for payment S.T. Tilley & Son Stationery $4.65 H. Lomas et al Pay Roll 119.60 Signed J.P McCraney Chairman Moved by Alderman Towler Seconded “ Salsbury That the report be adopted. Carried. [volume 5 page 654] Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday December 29th 1893 Present Alderman Cargill

No pay for injured water main worker – January 8, 1894

The Fire Water and Light Committee recommended William Aviy be allowed half time [pay] since his injury working on the water main – Council disallowed. Council approved the Finance committee’s recommendation to write off 240.00 in back taxes. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 657- 660 [volume 5 page 657] Vancouver BC 8th January 1894 The Council met on Monday 8th January 1894 Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury Cargill Hobson Towler Franklin, Brown Hackett & McCraney The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John Melyer contradicting certain statements made by a member of the Council regarding Insurance rates. Referred to Finance Committee From J. Buntzen Business Manager of the Vanc. Street Railway & Light Co stating that the Company would place new lights on the centre of Granville St bridge and corner of Seventh Avenue and Cedar Street. Filed From W. T. Thwaite et al asking that the Market Hall be granted to hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday night Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded “ Towler That the request be granted. Carried From Victor Giroux stating that he had done some work on the mess house at the Reservoir, and that the Contractors refused to pay him $4.00 due him, and asking the Council to help him get his pay. Referred to the Water Commissioners Over [volume 5 page 658] The following reports were received and read. Fire Water & Light Committee The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday January 3rd 1894 Present Aldermen Franklin, Salsbury & Towler It was recommended:- That Wm Aviy be allowed half time while laid up from the effects of injuries received while working on the New Water Main at the Narrows. That Wm Club be appointed on the Fire brigade temporarily, in place of Geo. Evans, who is laid up with a broken leg. That the following accounts be recommended for payment Wm Murphy Firemen’s Pants 187.00 D. Brown Wiring #3 Fire Hall etc 23.60 McLennan & McFeely Shovel etc. 1.25 Chowder & Penzer Feed 176.05 C.F. Foreman Supplies 16.40 B.C. Mills T & T.Co Lumber 1.30 Can. Gen. Elect. Co Wire rc 223.68 L. Brighouse Feed of Horse 10.00 I. Forbes Shoeing 4.00 G.H. Bazley “ 12.00 L.T. Tilley Letter Pad .50 B.C. Iron Works Co. Boiler plate rc 2.50 D. Wilsin Horse Blankets rc 8.80 Thos Lobb Horse Shoeing 1.60 W. Hooper et al W.W. P.R. 302.35 Moved by Alderman Salsbury Seconded “ Franklin That the Clause in reference to Wm Airie be referred back Carried Moved by Alderman Franklin Seconded “ Cargill That the report be adopted as amended. Carried [volume 5 page 659] Finance Committee met on Friday January 5th 1894. Present Alderman Anderson, Cargill & Hobson It was recommended: That the following accounts were recommended for payment. News Advertiser Supplies $53.55 A. J. Paterson et al Clerical work 68.50 C.F.

Final meeting for Council for 1893 – January 15, 1894, 11:00 a.m.

Council for 1893 held its final meeting. John Johnstone to be paid $133.00 for election services. This transcript was made in 2019 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards original handwritten minutes here City of Vancouver Archives COV S 31 Volume 5 pages 661-662 [volume 5 page 661] Vancouver January 15th 1894 The Council met on Monday January 15th 1894 at 10 a.m. Present. His Worship Mayor Cope, and Aldermen Anderson, Salsbury, Hackett, Cargill, Franklin, Hobson, Brown and Towler. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Moved by Alderman Salsbury Seconded by “ Brown That the following account be paid:- John Johnstone etal. Election services $133.00 Carried. The following Report was received, and read:- Board of Works The Board of Works met on January 12th 1894. Present. The full Board. It was recommended: 1. That the Communication from Mr McPhie asking for the extension of the 3 plank sidewalk on Dufferin St be referred to the Street Inspector for attention at once. 2. That Oppenheimer Bros. be granted permission to lay a track on the lane in Block 6.196 as far east as lots 32 & 21. 3. That tenders be called for the construction of a sewer across Georgia Street from the Crosbie Cottages. 4. That the amount of the award for the expropriation of a small portion of Lot 12.541, amounting to $369.90 be paid on delivery of the conveyance referred to in the award deeding over the portion expropriated to the City. 5. That the amount due by the City to the [volume 5 page 662] B.C. Pottery & Terra Cotta Co be paid into Court in pursuance to the order of the Judge. 6. That the amount due by the City to the B.C. Pottery Co be paid into Court in pursuance to the order of the Judge. 7. That the following account be paid:- H. Lomas etal. Labor $53.10 sgd. H.P. McCraney Chairman Moved by Alderman Salsbury. Seconded by “ Brown. That the Report be adopted. Carried. The following Reports were received and read:- Board of Works, F.W&L. Committee, Auditors Report, Medical Health Officer’s Report, Sewer Inspectors, Health Inspectors and Police Committee. All were adopted. The Council then adjourned sine die.