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Vancouver Mayor and Council 1898

Mayor:James F. Garden Aldermen:H. J. Painter (Ward 1)Thomas O. Townley (Ward 1)James McQueen (Ward 2)Thomas F. Neelands (Ward 2)W. J. McGuigan (Ward 3)D. McPhaiden (Ward 3)William Brown (Ward 4)C. F. Foreman (Ward 4)Alexander Bruce (Ward 5)W. H. Wood, Jr. (Ward 5) MADDEN, W. D., 2003, Elected Officials of Vancouver, [online],Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/PAM200372/mode/2upApril 1, 2020

Council Adjourned In Memory of David Oppenheimer – January 3, 1898
Council Adjourned In Memory of David Oppenheimer – January 3, 1898

Illustration: CVA 2011-010.1682 David Oppenheimer Original handwritten minutesCOV Series 31, Volume 8, page 114 only To see or download handwritten minutes from this date, click the button below: Page 114:Jan 3 1897 [Volume 8, Page 114] The Council met on Monday January 3rd 1898. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, Brown, W.S. MacDonald, D.G. McDonald and Bethune. Moved by Alderman McQueen; Seconded by Alderman McPhaiden That the Council stand adjourned out of respect to the memory of Ex-Mayor David Oppenheimer and that the Mayor, Council and City Officials attend his funeral in a body. Carried unanimously. Thomas Francis McGuiganCity Clerk W. TempletonMayor

Council for 1897 Wrap Up Business – January 10, 1898
Council for 1897 Wrap Up Business – January 10, 1898

This ship is the HMS Imperieuse from the Fire and Police Committee Report. Officer Butler arrested two runaway sailors from Imperieuse but had to turn in the reward money to the Department. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives CVA Bo P131.2HMS Imperieuse in Burrard Inlet 1898s Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8, pages 115 – 122 To see original handwritten pages for this document, please click on the buttons below (3 parts) Jan 10 1898 | part 1 Jan 10 1898 | part 2 Jan 10 1898 | part 3 [Volume 8, Page 115] The Council met on Monday January 10th 1898 Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, Brown, W.S. MacDonald, D.G. McDonald and Bethune. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights. Filed. From H. Newcomb complaining about a lane between Dufferin and Front Streets on Mount Pleasant. Referred to the Health Inspector & Board of Works. From I. Oppenheimer thanking the Mayor, Council and City Officials for the tokens of esteem accorded by them at the funeral of his brother David. Moved by Alderman McQueen; Seconded by Alderman Neelands That the City Clerk be instructed to prepare and forward a letter of condolence to the friends of the late D. Oppenheimer. Carried. From J. R. Linton, asking the Council to sign a document addressed to the Dominion Government, that they had no objection to him getting a title to the lots he has squatted on in rear of the Sunnyside Hotel. Filed. From the Park Commissioners asking for a grant of $500 in anticipation of their yearly grant. Referred to the Finance Committee. [Volume 8, Page 116] From Lt Col Worsnop & Officers wishing the Mayor and Council a Happy New Year. Filed. From McClary Manufacturing Co quoting prices on street signs. Referred to the Board of Works. From Davis Marshall & Macneill, asking for the settlement of the claim of P. W. Thompson. Referred to the City Solicitor. For the World P&P Co tendering the Mayor and Council copies of their Klondike edition and asking them to subscribe for a number of copies. Referred to the Finance Committee. From W.S. Copland etal, asking the Council to clear a portion of the Beach at English Bay. Referred to next year’s Council. The following Reports were received and read: Health Committee The Health Committee met on Wednesday January 5th 1898. Present: Aldermen McPhaiden, Painter, Neelands and W.S. MacDonald The following accounts were recommended for payment: J. C. Woodrow supplies $50.47 A. Desrochers supplies $86.68 E. Clough drayage $1.50 City Grocery Co supplies $106.53 J.G. Johnstone repairs $6.90 U.S.S. Co tug hire $60.00 A. Nosste labor $4.75 J. Dodson supplies $21.00 City of Victoria supplies $44.35 William Ralph supplies $2.20 V. Straube repairs $3.90 [Volume 8, Page 117] J. Carnaan drayage $6.00 News, Advertiser supplies $6.10 C.S. Philp supplies $40.36

Council of 1897 Vote Condolences to Templeton Family – January 17, 1898 10:00 am
Council of 1897 Vote Condolences to Templeton Family – January 17, 1898 10:00 am

Shown above is the Templeton home at 1213 Barclay Street. Former Mayor William Templeton had died the previous day, Sunday January 16, 1898. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick. Illustration: COV Archives SGN 1080.1[Mayor William Templeton’s home at 1213 Barclay Street] Source: COV Archives Series 31Volume 8 page 123 only To see or download handwritten pages from this date, click the grey button below (1 part only): 1898-01-jan-17-10-am-vancouver-city-council-minutesJan 17 1898 City Council Minutes – Vancouver January 17th 1898 [Volume 8, Page 123] The Council met on Monday January 17th 1898 Present: Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, Brown, W.S. MacDonald, D.G. McDonald and Bethune. Moved by Alderman McQueen; Seconded by Alderman Townley That Alderman Brown be appointed Chairman. Carried. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Moved by Alderman McQueen; Seconded by Alderman Neelands That the Mayor and Council decides a Vote of Condolence to the widow and children of the late Mayor Templeton and that the Council and City Officials attend his funeral in a body and that a letter of condolence be drafted and forwarded to his widow. Carried. Moved by Alderman McQueen; Seconded by Alderman Painter That the Council rise. Carried.

Council for 1897 Stand Adjourned – January 17, 1898 12:00 pm
Council for 1897 Stand Adjourned – January 17, 1898 12:00 pm

Council for 1898 stood adjourned until the following day (Tuesday January 18 1898) to mark the passing away of former Mayor Templeton. Photo shows incoming Mayor James Ford Garden. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration Source: freemasonry.bc.caJames Ford Garden Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 page 124 only To see or download original handwritten page for this date, click on the button below: 1898-01-jan-17-11-am-vancouver-city-council-minutesDownload The New Council met on Monday January 17th 1898 at 12pm Present: His Lordship James F. Garden, Aldermen Thomas O. Townley, H.J. Painter, James McQueen, Thomas F. Neelands, D. McPhaiden, W.J. McGuigan, C.F. Foreman, R.A. McMorran and Alex Bruce. Alderman William Brown was absent. Moved by Alderman McQueen; Seconded by Alderman Townley That the Council stand adjourned to Thursday the 20th instant at 4 pm, out of respect to the memory of the late Mayor Templeton. Carried. Thomas Francis McGuiganCity Clerk James F. GardenMayor

Committees formed for 1898 – January 20, 1898
Committees formed for 1898 – January 20, 1898

Allan K. Stuart was allowed $10.00 by the Finance Committee for overtime spent in preparing the Klondike Map. Photo shows supplies headed to the Klondike. Committees for 1898 were formed without incident, except for divided opinion about whether Alderman McPhaiden's name should be on the Board of Health. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration Source: COV Archives Out P510[Fully loaded scow heading to the Klondike c1900] Source: COV Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 125 - 130 To see or download photos of the original handwritten pages for this date, click the buttons below (2 parts) part 1:Jan 20 1898 | part 1 part 2:Jan 20 1898 | part 2 City Council Minutes – Vancouver January 20th 1898 Original handwritten minutes here: City of Vancouver Archives [Volume 8, Page 125] The Council met on Thursday January 20th 1898 Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McGuigan, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The Mayor submitted the following names to constitute the Standing Committees of the Council: Finance Committee Aldermen McQueen, Painter, McGuigan, Brown and Bruce. Board of Works Aldermen Painter, Neelands, McPhaiden, Foreman and McMorran. Water and Market Aldermen Brown, Neelands, Townley, McGuigan and McMorran Health Aldermen McGuigan, Foreman, Bruce, McQueen and Townley. Railway & Light Aldermen McPhaiden, Painter, Neelands, Foreman and Bruce Fire and Police Aldermen McMorran, Townley, McQueen, McPhaiden and Brown. [Volume 8, Page 126] Moved by Alderman McQueen; Seconded by Alderman BrownThat Alderman McPhaiden’s name be placed on the Board of Health. Lost by casting Vote of the Mayor Ayes: Aldermen McQueen, Neelands, Brown and Foreman. Nays: Aldermen Townley, Painter, McMorran and Bruce. Aldermen McGuigan and McPhaiden refrained from voting. Moved by Alderman Painter; Seconded by Alderman TownleyThat the Finance stand as named by the Mayor. Carried. Moved by Alderman McGuigan; Seconded by Alderman ForemanThat the Board of Works stand as named by the Mayor. Carried. Moved by Alderman McQueen; Seconded by Alderman TownleyThat the Water and Market Committee stand as named by the Mayor. Carried. Moved by Alderman Neelands; Seconded by Alderman PainterThat the Health Committee stand as named by the Mayor. Carried. Moved by Alderman Townley; Seconded by Alderman McQueenThat the Railway and Light Committee stand as named by the Mayor. Carried. [Volume 8, Page 127] Moved by Alderman Painter; Seconded by Alderman McGuiganThat the Fire and Police stand as named by the Mayor. Carried. The following Reports were received and read: Fire and Police Committee The Fire and Police Committee met on Friday January 14th 1898. Present: the full Board Communications From the Chief of Police furnishing Annual Report and asking for certain supplies. Referred to the next Board to deal with. From the Chief of the Fire Department, furnishing Report for the year. Filed. The following accounts were recommended for payment: C. Casselman supplies $4.00 Chief of Police transport of prisoners $10.00 McLennan & McFeely supplies $2.97 Brackman & Ker supplies $110.55 City Grocery Co

Committees Begin the Work of 1898 – January 24, 1898
Committees Begin the Work of 1898 – January 24, 1898

Committees reported back re Chairman elected and meeting dates established. Finance Committee had decided on suppliers to the City for Wood, Sawdust, Bread, Milk, Meat, Feed and Washing. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick. Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives Panoramic View 1898 Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 131 - 136 To see or download photos of the original handwritten pages for this date, click on the buttons below (2 parts): part 1:Jan 24 1898 | part 1 part 2:Jan 24 1898 | part 2 [Volume 8, Page 131] The Council met on Monday January 24th 1898 Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McGuigan, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran. Communications From A. St. G. Hamersley, stating that he had already reported on the Thompson Brothers case. Referred to the Board of Works. From W.S. Copeland etal, asking that a portion of English Bay Beach be cleared of rocks. Referred to the Board of Works with the recommendation that the work be carried out. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights. Filed. From R.E. Gosnell, asking the City to purchase copies of the Provincial Annual Report. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Thomas P. Stretch etal, asking that the sidewalk about to be built on 7th Avenue be laid on the south side. Referred to the Board of Works. From Johnson & Burnet, asking for a share of the civic Insurance. Referred to the Finance Committee. From W.H. Wood, Secretary of the Bicycle Club furnishing the Council with copies of the Good Roads Circulars. Filed. [Volume 8, Page 132] From M. C. McLean asking for the use of the Market shed and a grant of $100 for the Poultry, Dog and Pet Stock Association. Referred to the Market & Finance Committees. From S. Thompson, asking that the square at the intersection of Carrall, Water, Powell and Alexander Streets be fixed up. Referred to the Board of Works. From R.A. Lambert inviting the Mayor and Council to pay him a visit and inspect his School of Placer Mining at 316 Water Street. Resolved that his invitation be accepted with thanks. The following Reports were received and read: Annual Report of Library Board Alderman William Brown, Chairman of the Free Library Board submitted the Annual Report of his Board which was received and filed. Fire and Police Committee The Fire and Police Committee met on Thursday January 20th 1898. Present: the full Board Moved by Alderman McQueen;Seconded by Alderman TownleyThat Alderman McMorran be appointed Chairman and that the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in each month be fixed as the regular days of meeting at 4pm. Carried. Moved by Alderman Townley; Seconded by Alderman McGuiganThat the Report be adopted. Carried. [Volume 8, Page 133] Health Committee The Health Committee met on Thursday January 20th 1898. Present: the full Board Moved by Alderman McQueen; Seconded by Alderman ForemanThat Alderman McGuigan be appointed Chairman and that the 1st and

Library Board Selected – January 31, 1898

Seven candidates were selected to the Library Board. Additional police Actions of Constable Butler were upheld in arresting a boy while he was at school. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 137 - 147 [dflip id="7340"][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 137 Vancouver Jan 31st 1898. The Council met on Monday January 31 1898.Present His worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, Mc Queen, Neelands, McGuigan, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Auditor furnishing a Report shewing the correctness of the accounts of the Free Library Board for A. D. 1897.Filed From the City Clerk asking to appointed to administer the Estate of Wm. Moon who died in the hospital owing the City. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by " McMorranThat the City Clerk be authorized to apply for letters of Administration as requested by him.Carried From the Chief of Police asking for hand cuffs, batons, etc.Laid over. From the President of the Board of trade asking the Council to supply a number of folders or small pamphlets for circulation.Referred to the Finance Committee. From Knowdell Hodson + Brown asking for repairs to Pender Street near their premises.Referred to the Board of Works. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.Filed [Volume 8 page] 138 From the residents of Fairview asking that the Street Railway Co be requested to give a 20 Minutes service on 9th Av.Referred to the railway Committee From Thos. B. Shoebotham asking for a Music Hall License.Laid Over From the Lieutenant Governor acknowledging receipt communication re appointment of License Commissioners.Filed From the B. C. Mills drawing attention to the disgraceful condition of Carroll Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm McCraney reporting on his trip east in connection with the distribution of Klondike pamphlets.Filed From the Parsons Produce Co asking permission to construct a smoke house on the blind lane east of Carroll Street. Moved by Alderman PainterSeconded by Alderman Townleythat the request of the Parsons Produce Co be granted in so far as this Council can grant the same. it being understood that they take all risk in connection with the matter provided same is not a nuisance.Carried. From J. Gibbins drawing attention to the unsafe condition of a sidewalk on Granville Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From Geo. McL. Brown Executive Agent of the C. P. R. asking Council to apply to the Legislature at the next session for [Volume 8 page] 139 amendments to the City Charter covering certain requests made by the Company for exemption.Referred to adjourned meeting of Council The following Reports were received and read:- Water and Market Committee The Water and Market Committee met on Wednesday January 26th 1898. Present the Full Board.Mr. Bowser waited upon the Committee re water rates on house 740 Bute Street. It was decided to accept $15.00 in full payment of the above account. Shelton + Co

Vancouver Wants Out of the Municipal Clauses Act – February 1, 1898

Council met on Tuesday Feb 1 at 10 pm to authorize the Mayor, Alderman Townley, and the City Solicitor to ask the BC Government to amend the Municipal Clauses Act of 1896 so that Vancouver will be exempt. These minutes were transcribed in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 page 148 only To see or download the original handwritten page for February 1, 1898 click on the button below: Feb 01 1898:Feb 1, 1898 [Volume 8 page] 148 The Council met on Tuesday February 1st 1898 at 10 am.Present the Mayor and full Board of Aldermen. Moved by Alderman TownleySeconded by " McQueen That the Mayor Mover and City Solicitor be empowered to draft and forward a Petition praying the Legislature to amend Section 4 of Municipal Clauses Act 1896 so that the City of Vancouver shall be exempt from the operation of the said Act: Carried. Moved by Alderman TownleySeconded by Alderman Neelands Resolved that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to affix the City Seal and sign a petition to the House of Representatives to amend the Charter; the the sum of $300.00 be paid for Parliamentary fees on amendment of Charter, that the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare amendments and forward same to the Clerk of the House on the lines of the Draft Amendments submitted. The Council then adjourned. James F. GardenMayor Thos. F. McGuiganCity Clerk

Council Disagrees About Taxes Rebate – February 7 1898

Council split vote on the issues of: giving a grant of $250 to print more Klondike folders, and on whether to allow 10% rebate on all taxes paid on or before May 1 or to refer the rebate to the finance committee for decision. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 149 - 159 [dflip id="7404" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 149 Vancouver Feb 7th 1898. The Council met on Monday February 7th 1898.Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McGuigan, McPhaiden, Browen, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran.The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Miss Peters on behalf of the Women's Council asking the Council to consider their petition re Matron etc. for Jail.Laid over for Estimates From Ramsay Bros. re choking of sewer.Referred to the Board of Works From the Chief of Police reporting on Electric Lights.Filed From J. G. Anderson asking for the water be be extended to his premises in Mount Pleasant.Referred to the Water Committee. From Brackman + Ker asking for the lowering of the grade of the Lane behind their premises on Hastings Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From A. D. Carter asking for a building permit for Hastings Street in front of Lots 2 to 5 Block 28. D. L. 541 Moved by Alderman PainterSeconded by " McQueenThat A. E. Carter's request be granted subject to the regulations of the Street By-Law.Carried From J. R. Linton asking that the Council sign a petition on his water lots.Filed Volume 8 page [150] From Chas. Woodward et al asking the Council to use its influence to have a tramway on Hastings Street.Referred to the Railway Committee From Harry Lindley asking for the Market Hall for one year.Referred o the Market Committee From G. W. Thomas asking for an increase of salary.Laid over for estimates From Chas. Phillips asking for the grading and sidewalking of Powell Street to the East End.Referred to the Board of Works. The following reports were received and read:- Board of Works The Board of Works met on Thursday Feb 3rd 1898.Present the full Board. Communications From J. Gibbins referring to height of sidewalk above ground at Granville Street near Hotel Vancouver lawn and suggesting that it should be railed in.Ordered to be done by the Foreman if necessary. From O. Burritt, asking that his wages as foreman of street surfacing gang be raised to $2.00 per day instead of $1.60 as at present.Laid over to be considered with other salaryies when the whole matter comes up. From Geo Aubrey asking that 6th Avenue be opened up west to corner of Maple StreetLaid over pending the Estimates [Volume 8 page] 151 From Knowdell + co asking that Pender Street be rocked on the north side from Granville to Howe Street.Laid over till the Estimates. From R. C. Ferguson complaining of the condition of Carrall Street from Dupont Street to the R. C.

Will Licensed Music Halls Be Allowed? – February 14, 1898
Will Licensed Music Halls Be Allowed? – February 14, 1898

In this 1888 illustration with the Vancouver Volunteer Fire Department, William McGirr and son are pictured within. McGirr, a pioneer in Vancouver later took up as a tobacconist at the Sunnyside Hotel, Gastown. McGirr, a night watchman at the time of these minutes, had his allowance increased to $20.00 by the Police and Fire Committee. Meanwhile, a vote was established on whether to license beer and light wine in Music Halls. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration Source: City of Vancouver Archives FD P27Hook and Ladder Company Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 160 - 170 To see or download photos of the original handwritten page for February 14 1898, click on the buttons below (three parts): part one:Feb 14 1898 | part 1 part two:Feb 14 1898 | part 2 part three:Feb 14 1898 | part 3 [Volume 8, Page] 160 The Council met on Monday February 14th 1898 Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From E. J. Clark, asking for royalty due him from Dr. Kendall on Rock Crushing Contract. Referred to the Board of Works. From D. B. Charleson drawing attention to the bad condition of Pender Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From C. J. Marani asking for the partial lowering of the lane in the rear of Brackman & Ker’s place of business. Referred to the Board of Works. From J. Chase asking for the opening up of the lane in Block 35, 2000. Referred to the Board of Works. From Miss Peters etal, asking that the Charter be amended to provide for a curfew law. Referred to the Police Committee. From James England, Secretary of the Gas Co asking at what time the paving of Water and Alexander Streets and Westminster Avenue was to be proceeded with so that the Co could prepare to put in permanent mains. Referred to the Board of Works. From Miss Peters asking if a maternity ward could not be provided in ….. [Volume 8, Page] 161 … in the new addition to the City Hospital. Referred to the Health Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights. Filed. From the City Solicitor stating that he had received no further information that would lead him to alter his former opinion on the Ramsay matter. Referred to the Board of Works. From E. Odlum asking the Council to subscribe #100 for the Art Historical and Scientific Association. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Messrs Padmore etal, asking the Council to amend the Charter to provide for the licensing of tobacconists. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Harry Lindley asking for the renting of the Market Hall as a Music Hall. Referred to the Market Committee. From H.A. Mellon complaining about the street near his premises. Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports

Jail Expansion Approved, Music Hall Vote Looming – February 21, 1898
Jewish section of Vancouver cemetery ca. 1910

Communication received "from the Jews of the city" asking that no permit be issued for interments in the Jewish Cemetery [shown above, ca. 1910] without their written consent. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick. Illustration: Jewish Cemetery, ca. 1910fraserstreetstories.ca Text: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 171 - 181 [dflip id="7538" ][/dflip] City Council Minutes – Vancouver February 21st 1898 [Volume 8, Page] 171 The Council met on Monday February 21st 1898 Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McGuigan, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran. Communications From A.E. Beck asking for a sewer in Block 23. DL 185. Referred to the Board of Works. From L.J. Cody etal asking for a lavatory in connection with Market {shed} Stores. Referred to the Market Committee. From John T. Nightingale etal, asking for a sidewalk on 8th Avenue. Referred to the Board of Works. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights. Filed. From W.J. Adams asking for an increase of salary. Laid over for Estimates. From the Battery Band stating that no charge would be made by them for attending the funeral of Mayor Templeton and Ex-Mayor Oppenheimer. Moved by Alderman McQueen, Seconded by Alderman Neelands That the City Clerk be instructed to write to them thanking for the action they have taken in this matter. Carried. [Volume 8, Page] 172 From S.N. Jarrett asking for a sidewalk on Jervis Street. Referred to the Board of Works. From Malcolm McLean tendering his resignation as Police Constable to take effect on the 23rd instant. Moved by Alderman McPhaiden; Seconded by Alderman BruceThat his resignation be accepted. Carried. From Philip Fewster asking the Council if they would entertain an application from a trained nurse. Referred to the Health Committee. From the Jews of the City, asking that no permit be issued for interments in the Jewish Cemetery without their written consent. Referred to the Health Committee. From Thomas A. Smith, asking for a position on the Police Force. Referred to the Health Committee (sic). From W.J. Hardie of the Winnipeg Free Press asking to advertise the City. Referred to the Finance Committee. From Jane Birch asking for the position of nurse. Referred to the Health Committee. From H. Wiley, Victoria, asking that more than one Music Hall License be provided for. Referred to the Licensing Board. [Volume 8, Page] 173 The following Reports were received and read: Light, Railway & Tramway Committee The Light, Railway & Tramway Committee met on Monday February 21st 1898.Present: the full Board Mr. J. Buntzen representing the BC Electric Railway Co was also present It was resolved that Powell Street from Westminster Avenue to Campbell Avenue be leased to the BC Electric Co until February 11th 1919 at a rental of $1.00 per annum, the Company not to acquire any right for goodwill or right of a franchise under such lease. The cars to be run and the line operated in accordance with the terms

Gold Rush Traffic Jeopardizes Coal Harbour Safety – February 28, 1898

Council wrote to Ottawa that, "the great rush of gold seekers" had caused such an increase of traffic to and from Coal Harbour that it... "makes it a pressing necessity that the entrance to the Harbour through the narrows should be located and properly marked to prevent accidents." The Federal government had previously promised to attend to it: here Council is trying to hurry up the process. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31 Volume 8 pages 182 - 189 [dflip id="8434" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 182 Vancouver February 28th 1898 The Council met on Monday February 28 1898. Present – His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Henry Walden etal, asking for a sidewalk on Hastings Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From J. Buntzen asking that the City Solicitor be instructed to draw an agreement in accordance with resolutions passed by the Railway Committee on the 14th and 21st of Feb. Moved by Alderman McPhaiden,Seconded by “ BruceThat the City Solicitor be instructed to draw an agreement between the B.C. Electric Co. and the City in pursuance of the resolution passed on the 21st of February for the running of cars on Powell Street, Hastings Street from Cambie Street to Westminster on and double tracking Westminster Avenue from Hastings Street to Powell Street.Carried. From Judge Bob giving notice that Friday the 4th of March at 11 a.m. had been fixed for hearing appeals against Assessments.Filed From Col. Warren drawing attention to the dangerous condition of Robson Street sidewalk.Referred to the Board of Works. From B. Curlew asking that the present ward men be discharged and new men employed.Referred to the Board of Works. [Volume 8 page] 183 From Mrs. Skinner asking for a grant for Young Women’s Christian Association.Referred to the Finance Committee From E. A. Atkinson asking for a sidewalk on Alberni Street.Referred to the Board of Works From the Health Inspector quoting cost of putting in water closets for Market Sheds.Referred to the Health Market Committee. The following Reports were received and read:- Fire and Police Committee The Fire and Police Committee met on Tuesday February 22nd 1898.Present the full Board.The following accounts were recommended for payment:- Crowder & PenzerSupplies$ 24.60Geo LeonardRepairs1.00D.J. McLeanSupplies5.50J.C. Woodrow“31.28C.S. Phelp“8.38Clarke & Stuart“7.25J. Dodson“34.90Evans, Coleman & Evans“11.01W.J. McGuiganInquest10.00Brackman & KerSupplies114.66Can Gen’l Electric Co. “2.56. Communications From Alex Macfarlane resigning his position as Driver on the Fire Brigade to take effect on the 15th of April next.Resolved that his resignation be accepted and that applications be called for filling the position. Applicants to state age. From Wm. McGirr and Ths. A. Smith appling [sic] for positions on the regular Police Force. Filed for reference. [Volume 8 page] 184 The Chief of Police reported verbally that he had temporarily appointed D.D. McIntosh. D. McIntosh, George Thorpe and Daniel Leatherdale as special Policemen

Colonel Warren Asks for Repairs – March 7, 1898
Colonel Warren Asks for Repairs – March 7, 1898

From Col. F. Warren (picture featured above, biography at end of this page), asking that a pane of glass broken by the Wardmen at his house be repaired, and referring to dangerous condition of part of sidewalk on south side of Robson Street. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31 Volume 8 pages 190 – 201 [dflip id="8180" ][/dflip] Volume 8 page] 190 Vancouver March 7th 1898 The Council met on Monday March 7th 1898Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden,McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From the Chief of Police reporting on Electric Lights.Filed. From the Vancouver Hardware Company asking why they were not awarded a portion of the Hardware supplies.Referred to the Board of Works. From J.A. Reid asking for employment.Referred to the Board of Works. From A.E. Beck, Collector of Votes stating that the amendments to the Provincial Elections Act will effect {sic} only those persons claiming to vote subsequent to the 21st of February last.Filed. From the Secretary of the Free Library Board asking if parties living outside the City would be allowed to loan books.Referred to the Finance Committee. From John P. Hale etal, asking for a sidewalk on Hastings Street to be laid to Victoria Drive.Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Clerk reporting the Returns on the Music Hall Question.Filed. [Volume 8 Page] 191 From Geo. R. Roy, Dominion Resident, Engineer asking for a plan or sketch of the locality at the entrance to False Creek where dredging is required. Moved by Alderman McQueen,Seconded by Alderman PainterThat the City Engineer and Alderman McPhaiden be requested to furnish Mr. Roy with the information he requires.Carried. From Wm. Gaskell etal, asking for the water main to be laid on 9th Av between Prince Edward and Carolina Streets.Referred to the Water Committee. From M. Ayre, Adjutant Salvation Army asking the Mayor and Council to meet General Booth on his arrival on Wednesday and welcome him to Vancouver. Moved by Alderman Brown,Seconded by Alderman McQueenThat his request be granted.Carried. The following Reports were received and read: Light, Railway and Tramway Committee The Light, Railway and Tramway Committee met on Tuesday March 1st 1898Present: the full Board Communications From the Auditor and Treasurer stating that they had audited the Reports of the BC Electric Railway Co for the months of November and December 1897 and found a royalty due the City of $7.90 It was resolved that the rent to be paid by the BC Electric Railway Co on the New Westminster and Vancouver interurban line be fixed at the rate of $50.00 per year for the second five…. [Volume 8 Page] 192 …years ending August 26th 1901. Sgd. D. McPhaidenChairman Moved by Alderman McPhaidenSeconded by Alderman ForemanThat the Report be adopted.Carried. Board of Works The Board of Works met on the 3rd of March 1898.Present: the full Board Communications From

Vancouver Supports Letter Carriers’ Demand for $2 per Day – March 14, 1898
Vancouver Supports Letter Carriers’ Demand for $2 per Day – March 14, 1898

Council "endorses the petition of the Carriers to the Government for an increase of pay and also an annual holiday of two weeks without suspension of salary". Council also put an order to McClary Co. for 1,000 enamelled street signs, white with blue lettering, 4.5 inches wide, at 40 cents each. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration Source: City of Vancouver ArchivesPort P957 - [Letter carriers and inside workers in the post office at Pender Street and Granville Street] Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 202 – 211 [dflip id="8192" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 202 Vancouver March 14th 1898 The Council met on Monday March 14th 1898Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman and McMorran.The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. CommunicationsFrom E. Denton etal, Letter Carriers asking the Council to endorse a petition to the Post Master General requesting that their wages be raised to $2.00 per day. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by Alderman PainterThat this Council is of the opinion that the remuneration of the Letter Carriers of this City is insufficient and the Council heartily endorses the petition of the Carriers to the Government for an increase of pay and also an annual holiday of two weeks without suspension of salary and instructs His Worship the Mayor and City Clerk to transmit a properly certified copy of this resolution to the Post Master General.Carried. From Mr. G.R. Maxwell, MP, asking that the City Engineer meet Col Anderson of the Department of Marine in reference to placing buoys etc. at the entrance to the Harbour.Referred to the Board of Works. From Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.Filed. From the Post Master General acknowledging receipt of letter re letter box at New City Hall, Westminster Avenue.Filed. From ThP. H. Moore asking for a sidewalk on Tenth Av.Referred to the Board of Works. [Volume 8 Page] 203 From ThP. Peel etal, asking for a sidewalk on the north side of 7th Av. {from Bridge Street 2 blocks west}.Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm. Pedder asking for compensation for injuries to his rig and harness through defective condition of Nicola Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From Lieut. Col. Worsnop, asking for a grant for the Battery Band.Referred to the Finance Committee. From W.H. Lucas etal, asking for a sidewalk on Alberni Street {from Thurlow to Nicola Streets}.Referred to the Board of Works. The following reports were received and read: Fire and Police Committee The Fire and Police Committee met on Tuesday March 8th 1898Present: the full BoardCommunicationsFrom the Chief of Police and Firemen asking for increases of salary.Laid over for Estimates. From J.G. Jonah resigning his position as Engineer at Fire Hall No 2.Resolved that his resignation be accepted to take effect on Tuesday next. That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be empowered to employ temporary help and that applications be called for a Driver …. [Volume 8

By-Law Introduced for Wood Block Paving – March 21, 1898
City of Vancouver business district 1898 map

The streets marked in blue above show where wood block paving was installed. The City Engineer certified that the probable life of the wood block paving would be 12 years and the grading and curbing 40 years. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane Illustration source: COVA Item : SGN 1069.17 - [Section of streetcar track and wood block pavement, from reconstruction of Granville Street line] Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 212 – 221 [dflip id="7517" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 212 Vancouver March 21st, 1898. The Council met on Monday March 21st, 1898. Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From John Mahoney complaining about ‘water’ overflowing Lot 21. Block 20. 196.Referred to Board of Works.From Ruth Pirt asking when she would be wanted for work.Clerk to reply. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From Dr. Robertson asking that a polish for the hospital instruments be purchased.Referred to the Health Committee. From J.J. Carment, City Clerk, Kamloops, enclosing a copy of section 43 of the Revised Statutes of Ontario in relation to fining Licensed Houses for selling intoxicating liquors to drunken or riotous persons etc. and asking that the Council cooperate with them to have a similar section inserted in the Provincial Liquor Licence Act. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ McGuiganThat the City Clerk be instructed to reply to the City Clerk of Kamloops to the effect that as the City has a special Charter giving them the powers to be petitioned for that, they cannot endorse the petition.Carried. [Volume 8 page] 213 From J.J. Brooks asking for work as help.Referred to the Police Committee. From Henry Barusky, New York thanking the Mayor for information in relation to Vancouver.Filed. From Shelton & Co asking why the City Hall furniture was purchased without tenders being called for.Filed. From Irwin Mahon, Denver Col. Secretary of the International Mining Congress asking inviting the Mayor and Council to attend their Annual Session in Salt Lake City on the 6th of July.Filed. From Messrs Macdonell and Deacon asking for compensation for Hugh Calwell for injuries received from falling off a sidewalk on Gore Avenue.Referred to the Board of Works. From Mellon and Scott asking for the renewal of the Insurance on the Hospital.Referred to the Finance Committee. The following Reports were received and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday March 18th 1898.Present: the full Board. The following accounts were recommended for payment:C.P.R. Telegraph Co. Telegram $1.21J.B. Grant Repairs 3.00Clarke & Stuart Furniture 933.00MacKenzie Bros. Supplies 24.65Thos. Dunn & Co. “ 2.40J.T. Brown Disbursements .55 The following contracts were approved for hiring for the Police Department [Volume 8 page] 214 and authorized to be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and the Corporate Seal affixed thereto: John McLean, Frank Baynes, Chas. Mulhern and Thos. Wylie. Resolved that the

Fifty Applications Received for Two Firefighter Positions – March 28, 1898
Fifty Applications Received for Two Firefighter Positions – March 28, 1898

Fifty applications were received for the position of fireman. John McMorran and J.E. Michell were hired at $45.00 per month each. As "the ends of Justice often are defeated" by having no local Crown Prosecutor, Council will ask the BC Attorney General to appoint one. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives Item : M-11-36A section of the Vancouver Fire Department - the most efficient in America Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31.Volume 8 pages 222 – 230 [Volume 8 page] 222 Vancouver March 28th 1898. The Council met on Monday March 28th 1898. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Wm. Skene submitting designs of public urinals.Referred to the Board of Works. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From James Ivany complaining of a nuisance at 421 Harris Street.Referred to the Board of Health. From Mr. G.R. Maxwell acknowledging receipt of letter re litter box at new City Hall.Filed. From David Reith asking for an increase of salary.Laid over for Estimates. From M. Ellison asking for work on the streets.Referred to the Board of Works. From M. Deck etal asking for the grading of 10th Avenue.Referred to the Board of Works. From Thos. Powers etal asking for a sidewalk on 10th Av. Fairview.Referred to the Board of Works. From Allan H. McLean applying for the position of Fireman.Filed. From Wm. Brown etal asking the Council to [Volume 8 page] 223 take immediate steps to secure a site for a Free Library.Referred to the Finance Committee. From S.W. Miller asking for pay for special night nursing at the Hospital.Referred to the Board of Health. The following Reports were received, and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday March 25th 1898.Present: the full Board. The following accounts were recommended for payment: B.C. Mining Critic Supplies 113.60 John Devine Clerical Work 26.25 W.E. Johnstone “ 60.00 Nicol Allen Collecting votes 18.00 E.M. McDonough “ 18.00 Mellon & Scott Insurance on Hospital 30.00 McFarland & Mahon “ 30.00 Russell & Russell Redemption of Taxes 43.15 S. Peters Repairs 2.50 A.St.G. Hamersley Law Costs 45.00 The following contracts were approved and authorized to be signed by the Mayor and City Council and the Corporate Seal affixed thereto: Chemicals for Fire Department, Chas. Nelson Printing. The Mining Critic P & P. Co. Stop Cocks etc. C.G. Henshaw Sidewalk Plates etc. Ross & Howard Collectors Allan and McDonough reported progress in connection with the collection of Provincial Voters about 345 names having been secured during the week. Resolved that the Board of Works be advanced $5000 pending the passing of the Estimates. [Volume 8 page] 224 Resolved that 50 copies of the Charter, Procedure By-Law and General By-Laws be printed and bound together with blank leaves between, covers to be soft black leather, also that 300 ordinary By-Laws be

Council Considers the Estimates – March 29, 1898

This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus coordinator Margaret Sutherland. COV S31 715 G 05 Volume 8page 231 only [dflip id="8507" ][/dflip] The Council met on Tuesday March 29th 1898. Present His Worship the Mayor and full Board of Aldermen. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by " McMorranThat the Council to into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Estimates.Carried The mayor was appointed Chairman. The Estimates were considered item by item. After passing certain Committees the Council rose the Committee rose and the Council adjourned to Friday April 1st at 8 P.M.

Vancouver’s Budget for 1898 Established at $404,344.95 – April 1, 1898
Vancouver’s Budget for 1898 Established at $404,344.95 – April 1, 1898

Vancouver's expected income of 1898 was $404,344.95. The Police Committee was granted $24,558.16, the Fire Department $21,923, the Health Committee $24,321, the School Board $56,380 and the Board of Works $74,450. Illustration: City of Vancouver ArchivesItem: LGN 480 - [Students standing in front of Vancouver High School at the northwest corner of Dunsmuir and Cambie Streets] Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 232 - 241 [dflip id="8136" ][/dflip] This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Darlene Ochotta [Volume 8, page] 232 Vancouver April 1st 1898 The Council met on April 1st 1898 at 8 P.M.Present His Worship the Mayor and full Board of Aldermen. The Council again went into Committee of the Whole and resumed the consideration of the Estimates.After due consideration it was moved by Alderman McQueen that the Committee rise and report.They reported the completion of the Estimates with amendments. It was then moved by Alderman McQueen,Seconded by Alderman McGuigan That the estimates for the year 1898 be finally passed as follows: Estimated Receipts Balance on hand Jan 1st 1898$41688.12Less Warrants unpaid16856.39$24831.73Liquor Licenses as per schedule18975Sundry “ “ “ “829027265.00“ Receipts “ “49492.30Water Rates50000.00Arrears of Taxes55000.00Frontage Tax9287.96Assessment $14964,394 @ 2 per cent 299.287.88 Less rebate 46.954.49 Less unpaid 63865.43188467.96Total404.344.95 Rate required for School purposes 1 7/10 mills “ “ “ Debentures 7 6/10 “ “ “ “ General purposes 10 7/10 “ [Volume 8, page] 233 Summary of Expenditures Finance Committee$27740Interest & Sinking Fund113.577.58“ “ “ “ Frontage9287.96Police Committee24558.16Fire “21923“ Street Lighting19217.25Water & Market22390Health24321Free Library4000Park Commissioners6500School Board56380Board of Works74450404344.95 Estimated Receipts (in detail) Liquor LicensesHotels10125Saloons6000Shops1800Wholesale1050$18975Sundry LicensesInsurance3300Telephone1002nd Hand Stores800Auctioneers500Laundries220Milk Vendors120Livery Stables125Drays etc.300Theatres200Plumbers175Dogs500Opium1000Billiards150Scavengers1007590$26565 [Volume 8, page] 234 Estimated Receipts Continued Brought Forward$26565Miscellaneous Receipts License700Grant to Schools20192.30Grant to Hospital5000Grant to Fire Brigade500Cemetery Fees1500Police Court4000Market1200Hospital2400Interest3500Poll Tax10000Miscellaneous Receipts1200Water Rates50000Arrears of Taxes55000Frontage Tax9287.96Taxes 1898188467.96 191045.26Balance on hand Jan 1st 189824831.73Total404344.95 Estimated Expenditures (in Detail) Fire Committee SalariesSalaryInsuranceChief of Fire Brigade$1182$1800Engineer942182nd Engineer7921811 men @ $6100 each80521986 “ @ 5600 each4032108I man @ 510061218Fuel Oil & Waste450Repairs Tools etc.575Telephones108Feed & Shoeing1800Fire Alarms450Uniforms800Hose1000Horses600Contingencies150Street Lighting19217.25$3780040762.25+Total41.140.25 [Volume 8, page] 235 Finance Committee SalariesCity Clerk$1500“ Treasurer1500“ Accountant1200“ Auditor720Clerk840“720Solicitor2000Poll Tax Collector840License Inspector260Messenger160City Hall Fuel125“ “ Lights400Stationery Printing etc.1100Interest & Exchange1200Fire Insurance250Legal Expenses1200Election “450Telephone45Contingencies4945Lot 31 Block 71 D.L. 185500Grants. Mayor1200Aldermen3000Orphans Home650Band500Y.W.C.A.100Art Society100City Hall Furniture etc.2225Total$27740 [Volume 8, page] 236 Interest and Sinking Fund By LawAmountInterestSinking FundNo12$14100$846$47829150000900015784420000120021064160000900015787015000750918012500062501315912000010002109430000150031510012500062501315126-1275900002359362082676000024001070272700002800746146-51570000228145998one third of Local Improvements1551111001876.711135.18199720001205.95729.40215400066.6644.78Street Frontage charges9287.96Totals$99841.8023023.74Grand Total(Including Finance)$150605.54 [Volume 8, page] 237 Police Committee Chief of Police$1200.00Sarg’t “ “96012 Policemen @$7000100806 “ “6043202 Constables$20480Caretaker25300$17340.00Magistrate18000Pound Keeper600License Inspector380.16980.16Telephone48Uniforms900Board of Prisoners1200Transport “200Clothing “200Lights240Fuel150Contingencies600Inquests and Exams300Pound Expenses100Repairs to Jail5004438.00Total$24558.16 Park Commissioners Road to B. P. Grounds$800“ Head of Coal Harbourconnecting with English Bay600Improving Grade of Hillnear Little Beach300Improving Big Hill400Making New Trails500Underbrushing500Painting Buildings and Cementing Bear Pit300Improvements & Contingencies600Salaries Park Ranger & Ass’ts2500$6500.00 [Volume 8, page] 238 Water and Market SalariesEngineer (Half)$1100Collector1080Clerk720Foreman900$3800.0000Telephones400Stationery300Repairs Submerged Main800Maintainance (North Side)3600“ General4000Tools & Shop400Improvements2000Services2500Extensions2000Contingencies100017000MarketMarket Clerk840“ Repairs7501590Total$22390 Free Library Librarian’s Salary$780.00“ Ass’t “300Caretakers120Fuel100Lights275Magazines & papers400Binding Books100Printing Catalogues100Insurance, Printing, Stationary etc.125Rent500Shelving200New Books1000$4000.00 [Volume 8, page] 239 Board of Health SalariesCrematory Caretaker$720License Inspector (part)260Plumbing Inspector900Medical Health Officer600Caretaker Isolation Hospital420“ Cemetery840$3740Salaries HospitalMatron600Housekeeper300Nurse240“240“180Porter480Night Nurse300“ “

$650 Granted to Children’s Home – April 4, 1898

Council also thanked the C.P.R. for their offer of a piece of land on Granville Street to build a new City Hall. By-laws to fix the tax rates and remuneration for Mayor and Aldermen were also read. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus Volunteer Sandra Robinson Text Source: Vancouver City CouncilSeries 31 Volume 8 pages 242-247 [dflip id="7629" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 242 Vancouver April 4th 1898 The Council met on Monday April 4th 1898. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Needlands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran. The minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.Filed. From Mr. Geo. R. Maxwell M.P. acknowledging receipt of resolution re: Letter Carriers; also from the Post Master General on the same subject.Filed. From Mr. McGirr handing in his resignation as night watchman and from Thos. F. Calbich applying for the positionReferred to Police Commissioner. Filed. From R. Marpole offering certain sites for City Hall and Recreation Grounds.Referred to the Finance Committee From the Deputy Attorney General acknowledging receipt of communication from the Council in references to the appointment of a Crown Prosecutor to attend cases coming under the Authority and Control of the Province and pointing out sections in the Municipal Act under which this matter is governed.Referred to the City Solicitor & FinanceFrom Mason and Co. calling attention to the condition of the street at the intersection of 14th Av and Westminster Av.Referred to the Board of Works. [Volume 8 page] 243 From J. Armstrong asking that the sidewalk on 7th Ave from Westminster to Quebec Street be moved out.Referred to the Board of Works. From G. B. Mansell asking for a walk from N.W. corner of Nicola and Barclay StreetsReferred to the Board of Works. From D. G. MacDonnell etal objecting to the leasing of Bathing Sheds to Morgan,Referred to the Board of Works From the San Francisco Bridge Co. asking for particulars about the proposed steel span over False Creek.Referred to the Board of Works. From A. G. G. Clark in reference to contract.Referred to the City Solicitor The following reports were received and read:- Board of Works. The Board of Works met on the 31St of March 1898.Present Painter, Neelands, McPhaiden and Foreman Communications From M. Deck etal asking for improvements on 10th AvAlready in the estimates. From Innis & Co. Agents for J. M. Holland objecting to the wood block pavingResolved that they be notified that a new notice will be posted therein on the 7th of April giving the new rates figured on a different basis. From M. Ellison complaining that [Volume 8 page] 244 he does not get a share of the new walk in Ward 5Told the matter would be looked into. From J. Powers etal asking for a 6 ft. walk on 3rd Avenue FairviewLaid over pending the Estimates. Resolved that the matter of urinals for lanes be left in the hands

Council Has Questions for the C. P. R. – April 12, 1898
Council Has Questions for the C. P. R. – April 12, 1898

Council wanted to know how much of the construction materials for the new CPR Terminal would be spent outside British Columbia. The soap factory above was on Georgia Street (at that time called Harris Street), a few blocks from the "unsanitary premises" mentioned in the Board of Health report [421 Harris Street]. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration: CVA312-27Harris & Gore Streets area – The Royal Soap Company c1905 Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 248 – 257 [dflip id="7856" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 248 Vancouver April 12th 1898 The Council met on Tuesday April 12th 1898Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran.The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From the City Solicitor quoting sections necessary to be incorporated in the City Charter from the Municipal Act.Filed. From J. Buntzen, General Manager of the BC Electric Railway Co asking permission to put down a 56 T rail for permanent track.Filed. From the Chief of Police reporting on Electric Lights and giving number out.Referred to the Light Committee to enquire into. From Rand BrP. Innes, Richards & Akroyd, Hope Graveley & Co in reference to the proposed wood block paving.Referred to the Board of Works. From R.A. Lambert asking for permission to erect a tent temporarily at 141 Cordova St {for the purpose of carrying on a school of pacer-mining}.Filed. From James Ravey etal, asking that the sidewalk be placed in proper position on Westminster Road near 13th Av.Referred to the Board of Works. From W. Pellew Harvey asking to be appointed Analyst for the City {in the event of such a post being created}.Referred to the Finance Committee. From Thp. H. Robson etal applying for position of Clerk.Laid over for motions. [Volume 8 Page] 249 The following Reports were received and read: Light, Railway and Tramway Committee The Light, Railway and Tramway Committee met on Tuesday April 5th 1898Present: the full Board Mr. J. Buntzen, Comptroller of the Electric Railway Co was also present. He reported that the fenders for the cars will be here shortly. The City Solicitor submitted the proposed Agreements for the new service on Powell Street and Hastings Street. They were considered clause by clause and referred to the full Council for final consideration and adoption. Mr. Buntzen stated that he considered the present rate of speed allowed too slow and asked that it be increased. The Committee recommends that a speed of nine miles an hour be allowed throughout the City. Sgd D. McPhaidenChairman Moved by Alderman TowleySeconded by Alderman McQueenThat the clause in reference to increased speed be referred back.Carried. Moved by Alderman McPhaidenSeconded by Alderman McMorranThat the Report as amended be adopted.Carried. [Volume 8 Page] 250 Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Saturday April 9th 1898.Present: Aldermen McQueen, Painter and Brown The following accounts were recommended for payment: Nicol AllanCollecting Votes$18.00Telephone CoRents33.80BC Electric CoLights1647.69E.M. McDonoughCollecting Votes18.00Thomson BrP.Supplies.95News, AdvertiserAdvertising23.10The World

Home Phone Approved for the Chief of Police – April 18, 1898

Harry T. Devine appointed temporary Clerk for the City Treasurer's department. New hats were ordered for the police and fire departments. 14 mattresses were needed for the new City Jail, and the police chief requested new mattresses as well for the fire department dormitories. A home phone for the Chief of Police was approved. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Illustration source: Text Source Vancouver City Council Series 31Volume 8 pages 258 - 266 [Vol 8 Page] 258 Vancouver April 18th 1898 The Council met on Monday April 18th 1898. Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townsley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From James Ker, Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council asking the City to provide free Recreation Grounds in Stanley Park.Referred to the Finance Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights Filed From Frank. Morgan asking for a six month’s lease of the City Bathing Sheds.Referred to the Board of Works From W.T. Stein, Secretary of the Board of Trade requesting the Mayor and Council to call a Public Meeting to discuss the propriety of asking for such assistance from the Provincial Government as would secure the immediate building of a railway from Teslin Lake to a point on British Columbia water. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by ‘ McMorranThat: the Mayor be authorized to call a Public Meeting any night this week except Saturday night for the purpose mentioned. Carried From J.G. Garvin calling attention to cruelty to animals re Dogs at Cassady & Co old factory. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ ForemanThat the matter be referred to the Health Inspector with instructions to abate. Carried [Vol 8 Page 259] From R.M. McLean of the Anglo Continental Public Works Company, Limited of London, Eng. making an offer for the erection of a smelter in Vancouver.Referred to the Finance Committee The following Reports were received and read:- Board of Works The Board of Works met on Thursday April the 11th 1898.Present – the full Board Mr. Buntzen, Manager of the B.C. Elec Ry Co and Mr. Campbell, the Company’s Expert; interviewed the Board in reference to the use of a 56 lb rail “T” on certain portions of streets Resolved that the B.C. Elec Ry Co be permitted to lay a 56 Lb “T” Rail on Westminster Avenue from Hastings to Powell Street and on Powell Street for 1 ½ blocks from the Switch on Powell Street as far as the curve on Westminster Av and also on Hastings Street from Carrall Street to Westminster Av and Westminster Avenue from Hastings Street to Harris Street provided the wood block pavement is laid, said permission being granted only for the life of the rail and for the portions of streets mentioned only. Communications From James Nancy and others asking that the sidewalk on the West side of Westminster Road be placed in its

Council Reviews Tramway Agreements – April 22, 1898

Council reviewed Agreements for operating tramway service on parts of Hastings Street and Powell Street. They also invited Mr. Treat to put his smelter proposal in writing for the next meeting, and called for tenders for supplying 1,000 feet of hose to the Fire Department This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Marie-Claude Tremblay Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 267-268 [dflip id="7647" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 267 Vancouver April 22nd 1898.The Council met on Friday April 22nd 1898. Present His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, Neelands, McQueen,McPhaiden, McGuigan, Foreman, Bruce, and McMorran. Communications From Oppenheimer Bros. introducing Mr. H. W. Treat representing the owners of the Van Anda and other miners who desire to negotiate for the construction of a smelter in Vancouver. Mr. Treat appeared before the bar of the Council and explained verbally what he would require in the way of a bonus. He was requested to put his proposition in writing to be read at the regular meeting of Council on next Monday evening.From H. Darling, manager of the Union S.S. Co notifying the Council that he would hold the City responsible for any further damage to the property of the company by reason of the unextingished fire on Stimson's Wharf.Referred to Chief Carlisle for attention. From the chief of the Fire Department asking for 1000 feet of hose. Moved by Alderman McMorran.Seconded by “ McQueen.That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for supplying to the Fire Department one thousand feet of hose. Samples to accompany tenders. Tenders to be in by Tuesday next at 4 p.m. Fire and Police Committee to have the power to award contract.Carried. [Volume 268 page] 2 Motions Moved by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by “ McMorran.That the Council go into committee of the Whole with the Mayor in the Chair for the consideration of the following agreements between the B.C. Electric Co and the City:-1. For operating a tramway service on Hastings Street between Cambie Street and Westminster Av.2. For operating a tramway service on Powell St. from Westminster Avenue to Campbell Avenue.Carried. The Agreements were considered clause by clause and reported to Council complete with amendments. It was then moved by Alderman Townley.Seconded by “ McQueen.That the City Clerk be instructed to send copies of the Agreements as passed to Mr. J. Buntzen, Manager of the B.C. Electric Co.Carried. The Council then adjourned.James T. GardenMayor April 25th 1898Thos F. McGuiganCity Clerk

City Bathing Sheds Come Down May 1 – April 25, 1898
City Bathing Sheds Come Down May 1 – April 25, 1898

City Bathing Sheds caretaker Frank Morgan Caretaker was advised to remove his own building and appurtenances as soon as possible as the City cannot give him any extension after the 1st of May 1898. Photo inscription reads, "In order: English Bay Club | Simpson's Boat house | Denman St. | Bath houses, First pavilion | chute | campers in tents | Indian Reserve" This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Marie-Claude Tremblay Illustration: City of Vancouver ArchivesItem : Be P2 - [English Bay beach], ca. 1898 Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 269 - 276 [dflip id="7908" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 269 Vancouver April 25th 1898.The Council met on Monday April 25th 1898. Present- His Worship, the Mayor, and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The minutes of last regular and adjourned meetings were read and adopted. Communications From R. Marpole, Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway replying to inquiries made by Council in reference to the importation of material from outside parties for use on the terminal building site.Filed. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.Filed. From a large number of petitioners asking that funds be provided for the construction of a City Wharf at the foot of Heatley Avenue.Referred to the Board of Works. From Dr. Underhill asking for the appointment of public analyst.Referred to the Finance Committee. From R. Leighton, Secretary of the Jockey Club asking for the renewal of the lease of the Jockey Club grounds on the same terms as last year.Referred to the Finance Committee. From the Police magistrate asking for leave of absence.Filed. [Volume 8 page] 270 From Mason & Co. asking for a water main through and along 14th Av.Referred to the Water Committee. From Mason & Co. calling attention to water and refuse from dwellings on 5th Av. obstructing his property.Referred to the Board of Works. From The Vananda Copper and Gold Co. making a proposition for the erection of a smelter in or near Vancouver.Laid over to be considered at an adjourned meeting of the Council. From E. Odlum et al asking the Council to make provision for the disposal of sewage instead of running it into English Bay or False Creek.Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday April 22nd 1898.Present – Aldermen McQueen, Painter, McGuigan and Bruce.The following account were recommended for payment:- Board of TradePamphlets$250.00Wm VaughanClerical work13.50Edwards BrS.Supplies.60 Communications From James Ker Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council asking the City to provide a free Recreation Ground in Stanley Park.Laid over to be considered with other Park matters. The City Clerk was instructed to write to the owners of the vacant block in front of the Secord [Volume 271 page] 3 House and ascertain what it can be purchased for, for recreation grounds. From Thomson BrS. stating that they were preparing a Guide Book and objecting to the proposition of A.F.

Council Reviews Conditions for Smelter, Police Magistrate – April 26, 1898

This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus coordinator Margaret Sutherland Source: COV S31 715 G 05 Volume 8pages 277-278 [dflip id="8513" ][/dflip] [volume 8 page] 277 The Council met on Tuesday April 26th 1898. Present His Worship, the mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, Neelands, McQueen, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. Communication from H. W. Treat representing the Vananda Copper and Gold Co offering to erect an one hundred the Smelter in the Vicinity of Vancouver on condition that free water be granted for ten years, exemption from taxation and fifty cents a ton on the ore smelted. After discussion Mr. Treat modified the original proposal made by him and made the following proposition:- "That provided the City granted a bonus of 60 cents per ton on all ore smelted at the smelter to be erected and amount not to exceed the aggregate - $50,000 that is for 10,000 tons in payment of not less than $5,000 at any one time, he would immediately after the Citizens should pass a By-Law authorizing such a bonus erect on a site to be mutually agreed upon by the Council and Mr. Treat within five miles of the City a Smelter capable of smelting at least 100 tons of ore per day. The Council took his proposition under consideration to be decided upon at the regular meeting on Monday Night. In the meantime, Mr. Treat promised to look around for a suitable Site. Motions Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by " Foreman [volume 8 page] 278 That whereas under the existing law a Police Magistrate is permitted to practise the profession of barrister and Solicitor as well as and at the same time as may be acting as a Police Magistrate. And whereas it is desirable in the interest of the public and of justice that any one holding the office of Police Magistrate should not be engages in the active pursuit of a profession that must necessarily bring him into close and confidential relationships with members of the public on whose acts and conduct he is from time to time called upon to adjudicate and Judge and thereby however honest his intentions may be cause adverse comment to be made and a tendency to bring the administration of justice into disrepute. And whereas it is of essential importance to the good government of the community that no opportunity be given for such adverse comment or that any matter should be allowed that would have that tendency. Be it therefore resolved that application to be made to the Legislature that provision should be made in the amendments now before the House of Representatives to the Vancouver Incorporation Act providing that no Police Magistrate shall in the future be allowed to practise the profession of Barrister or solicitor during such time as he may hold the office. And that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the Hon. the Attorney General and the Members for the City urging them to advocate the adopting of

Police Committee to Investigate Police Court Business – May 2, 1898
Police Committee to Investigate Police Court Business – May 2, 1898

The Chief of Police was instructed to make a full report as to all grievances if any referring to Police Court matters. Photo shows typical Vancouver board sidewalk on 7th or 8th Ave. The Board of Works would "examine on 7th Avenue on the first block west of Bridge Street (now Cambie St.) on the north side" to see if such a sidewalk was needed. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Illustration: CVA 789-65 - 7th or 8th Av Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 279-290 [dflip id="7963" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 Page] 279 Vancouver May 2nd 1898.The Council met on Monday May 2nd 1898.Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Osborne Plunkett, demanding the refund of Pound Fees on behalf of Allan MacDonal for illegal seizure of his cows.Referred to the City Solicitor From the Signers of the petition re disposal of sewage asking for further consideration thereof.Referred to the Board of Works From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed From Geo R. Maxwell MP stating that instructions would be given for the dredging of False Creek.Filed From A. Williams, F.C. Cotton and Robert MacPherson MPPs acknowledging receipt resolution re Police Magistrate and from the Attorney General asking if the City were prepared to advance the wages of the Police Magistrate in case he was compelled to give his whole time to the City.Referred to the Police Committee From the Police Magistrate in reference to debarring him from practising. Referred to Police Com [Volume 8 page] 280 From the Daily Province asking for a share of the City Advertising. Referred to the Finance Committee From E. Mahon calling attention to the unsanitary condition of the Sewer at the foot of Burrard Street.Referred to the Board of Works From H.A. Northen Secy. Y.W.C.A. inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to the opening exercises of the House on the 5th of May. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ McMorranThat the invitation be accepted with thanksCarried The following report were received and read:- Water and Market Committee The Water and Market Committee met on Wednesday April 27th 1898.Present Alderman Townley (in the Chair)Neelands + McMorran Communications From W.H. May etal asking for a new main pipe on Lansdowne Avenue West to replace the present one.Referred to the City Engineer From Doering and Marstrand applying for a fixed water rate for their brewery.It was resolved that they be informed that all factories will shortly be monitored. From J. Mason and Co. drawing attention to the necessity of putting a water main along Fourteenth Av.Referred to the City Engineer [Volume 8 page] 281 From Harry Lindley requesting that an allowance of $10.00 be made from his rent in lieu of having to give up City Hall for a Public Meeting on short notice.Moved by Alderman McMorran That Mr. Lindley be allowed a rebate of

Smelter Agreement Will Go To Vote – May 4, 1898

The agreement between Vananda Mine and the City of Vancouver was completed and will go to the electors to vote on as soon as possible. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson City of Vancouver Series 31Volume 8 pages 291-292 [dflip id="7657" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 291 Vancouver May 4th 1898 The Council met on Wednesday May 4th, 1898 at 2 PM. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaidan, Brown, Neelands, McMorran and Bruce. Also the City Solicitor and Mr. H.W. Treat representing the Vananda Copper and Gold Mining Co. The City Solicitor submitted a draft of the proposed agreement between W. Treat and City of Vancouver for the erection of a smelterIt was first read over. Moved by Alderman BrownSeconded by “ McMorranThat the council go into committee of the whole for this consideration of the agreement with the mayor to chair.Carried. The aforementioned was accordingly considered clause by clause. It was then moved by Alderman McQueen Seconded by Alderman Townley. That the committee rise and report.Carried. The report as complete was then reported to council Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ Townley.That the aforementioned as amended be adopted by this council.Carried. [Volume 8 page] 292 Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ ForemanThat the City Solicitor be instructed to prepare a By-Law for the submission of the votes of the electors at the next meeting of the Council.Carried. Notice of Motion Alderman McQueen gave notice that he would introduce a By-Law to provide for the assuming of debentures granting a permit under the aforementioned.The Council then adjourned.James F. Garden Mayor W.M. McGuiganCity Clerk

Police Magistrate Should Not Be In Active Practice – May 9, 1898
Police Magistrate Should Not Be In Active Practice – May 9, 1898

"The Committee is still of the opinion that it would be advisable that the office of Police Magistrate should not be held by any Solicitor in active practice and that the Small Debts Court should be held by the Police Magistrate solely and that the fees be paid to the City Treasury and that an adequate salary be granted to the Police Magistrate and that a copy of the above resolution be forwarded to the Hon., the Attorney General." Council also approved the Health Committee's decision that the Cemetery Caretaker be authorized to employ extra help to clear walks in Cemetery grounds and that tenders be called for fencing required there. Photo shows the cemetery with a water tower in the far left background, 189-. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane Illustration Source: VPL Accession Number: 4200Mountain View Cemetery | between E. 31st and E. 41st - water tower, streetcar Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 293 – 305. [dflip id="7918" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 293 Vancouver May 9th 1898. The Council met on Monday May 9th 1898. Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.Filed. From G.R. Maxwell M.P. stating that he was in hopes of getting a grant for a Drill Shed.Filed. From the Secretary of the Free Library Board stating that there was no accommodation for a public water closet at the Library Rooms.Filed. From J. Sheasgreen asking for a sidewalk on the west side of Thurlow Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From Miss Harriet A. Northen, Secretary Y.W.C.A. asking for the grant of $100 made by Council.Referred to the Finance Committee. From the Klondike Mines stating that the paper would appear about the 2nd of July.Filed. From Miss Macfie asking for an extension of the Leave of Absence granted to nurses.Laid over for Motions. [Volume 8 page] 294 From Geo. Armour Fair asking why he was charged more than other people for the Market Hall.Referred to the Market Committee. From E. Swan, Regina Hotel reporting that a Corean was stopping at his place who was without means and asking that something be done for him.Filed. From R. Marpole, Supt. C.P.R. Co. stating that the Company’s interests would in no wise be affected by the City constructing a wharf at the foot of Heatley Avenue.B of Works. Filed. From Johnston, Kerfoot & Co. and many others asking that the streets be sprinkled.Referred to the Board of Works. From Frank Granville etal asking that the lowering of the Grade on Hastings Street between Dunlevy Avenue and Carl Avenue be proceeded with.Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read: Board of Works The Board of Works met on the 5th May 1898.Present: the full Board. Communications From Petitioners in reference to proposed alterations in

Will Council Fund World’s Champion Rowing Race? – May 13, 1898
Will Council Fund World’s Champion Rowing Race? – May 13, 1898

Council received many requests to fund the World’s Champion rowing race between Jake Gaudaur and R.N. Johnston. Photo shows the Rowing Club at the foot of Thurlow Street. The Smelter By-Law was reported complete. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane Illustrations:  - SGN 865 - [Crowds assembled on dock near Vancouver Rowing Club, foot of Thurlow Street]- SGN 1091 - [Burrard Inlet Rowing Club building at the foot of Thurlow Street] Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31page 306 only [dflip id="7936" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 306 Vancouver May 13th, 1898. The Council met on Friday May 13th 1898 at 2:30 P.M. Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman and McMorran. Moved by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by “ McMorran.That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Smelter By-Law and agreement with the Mayor in the Chair.Carried. They were read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments. Communications From a large number of rate payers asking the Council to increase the first of July grant to provide funds for holding the World’s Champion rowing race between Jake Gaudaur and R.N. Johnston. Laid over. The Council then adjourned. Sgd. James GardenMayor May 16/98 Thos. F. McGuiganCity Clerk More from transcriber Lynn Shane: The Vancouver Rowing Club still exists and has published an interesting historical gallery online. This photo shows the same building as at the top of the page, from the entrance at the foot of Thurlow Street.

Street Watering By-Law Passed – May 16, 1898
Street Watering By-Law Passed – May 16, 1898

Several streets were approved right away for watering: Westminster Av., Cordova St., and Granville St. The City Engineer was asked to look in to watering the cemetery grounds with a windmill. City Council put aside $2000 for July 1 Dominion Day celebrations provided the sum was matched by private donations. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Sandra Robinson Illustration source: CVA 371-740 - [Exterior of the Spencer residence at 1257 Barclay Street] Mr. Spencer is watering the lawn with a garden hose Text Source: COV Series 31Volume 8 pages 307 - 317 [dflip id="7987" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 307 Vancouver May 16th 1898. The Council met on Monday May 16th 1898. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and ratified. Communications From E. L. Talcott etal asking for the grant for first of July celebrations be increased to $2500.Laid over for motions. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From Thos. Fitzpatrick complaining about the Pound Keeper.Referred to the Police committee From B. T. Rogers Manager of the Sugar Refinery asking permission to lower the grade of Boundary Avenue to the level of the works.Laid over for Motions. From J. B. Wilkinson drawing attention to the fact that a fish cannery was being erected on the shores of English Bay the refuse of which was sure to lodge on the bathing each and asking what proper arrangements should be made to prevent its becoming a nuisance.Filed for reference From the Chief of Police reporting the amount of fines received since J. A. Russell became Police Magistrate.Filed. [Volume 8 page] 308 From Mayor Bate of Nanaimo inviting the Mayor and Council of Vancouver to attend the 79th Anniversary of the birth of Her Majesty Queen VictoriaLaid over for motions. From J. C. Maclure. Secretary of the Gun Club thanking the Council for the grant of $250Filed. From John B. Lowell. Victoria asking what would be required to be paid in cash for his share of the paving of Water Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From C. S. Philip etal asking for a six foot sidewalk on 11th Av.Referred to the Board of Works. From John Mason etal asking for the grading of 14th Av.Referred to the Board of Works. From John Mason etal asking for water on 14th Av.Referred to the Water Committee. From the City Engineer reporting on the disposal of sewage.Filed. From a large number of petitioners asking for street wateringLaid over. The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Saturday May 14th 1989. Present Alderman McQueen, Painter and Brown. The following accounts recommended for payment:- [Volume 8 page] 309 C.P Telegraph Co$15.33Bank of B.N.A.Telegrams$4.45Shelton & Co.Supplies20.00Mining Critic“12.00Mrs. Skinnerfor Y. W. C. A. Grant100.00 Resolved that a ticket be purchased to England for Mrs. Carr, sister of J. L Smith recently drowned in False Creek. A communication was

City Hospital Not to House “The Old” – May 23, 1898

Council overturned the Board of Works' recommendation to cancel the City's contract for crushed rock with A. E. E. Clark. The Hon. Secretary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wrote to ask Council for a grant of money. The Rev. E. D. McLaren asked that Mrs. Finnie, an aged lady who is in poor health, be admitted to the Woman’s Ward [of the City Hospital] where better care can be given her than she is now receiving. Council informed Mr. McLaren that "it is not the intention that the Woman’s Ward be used as an Old Woman’s Home". This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane. Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31pages 318 - 328 [dflip id="8971" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 318 Vancouver May 23rd, 1898.The Council met on Monday May 23rd 1898. Present: Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. Moved by Alderman Painter.Seconded by “ McQueen.That Alderman Brown be appointed Chairman.Carried. Communications From Mayor Redfern, Chairman of the Reception Committee, Victoria inviting the Mayor and Aldermen for the 24th of May Celebrations.Filed. From Miss Macfie asking for full pay during her 4 months leave of absence.Referred to the Health Committee. From Miss Macfie asking for certain requirements at the City Hospital.Referred to the Chairman and City Engineer to attend to. From C.J. South, Hon. Secretary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals asking for a grant to defray the expenses of organization.Referred to the Finance Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From the Deputy Attorney General sending copy of presentment of Grand Jury re Jail requirements.Referred to the Police Committee. From R.H. Cooke asking for the removal of a fence built on a street fronting [Volume 8 page] 319 on False Creek to allow access for bathing.Referred to the Board of Works. From A.E.E. Clark stating that he was getting ready to crush rock and asking for an extension of time to the first of June.Filed. From Thos. Beckett and Frank Humphrey asking for the same holidays as the nurses at the Hospital.Laid over for motions. From Geo Martin C.M.C. South Vancouver asking for the improvement of Centre Street South of the Bridge.Referred to the Board of Works. From Archie. R. Ross asking that the lane in rear of Cordova Street between Seymour and Granville Streets be cleaned up.Referred to the Health Committee. From C.S. South asking to be allowed to show a sample of his Asphalt Sidewalk.Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday May 20th 1898.Present: the full Board. The following accounts were recommended for payment: J.K. Sutherland Supplies .50 cts The Mining Critic “ 12.25 Communications From A. E. Woods stating that he had engaged the Market Hall for Friday and Saturday evenings and demanding immediate and quick possession of the said Hall failing [Volume 8 page] 320 which he would

Consuls Want Improvements to Dunsmuir & Howe – May 30, 1898
Japanese consul 1899

The U.S. and Japanese Consuls both complained about the condition of Dunsmuir Street at intersection with Howe Street. Pictured above is the Japanese Consul's residence ca. 1899. The City Engineer was asked to fix the street and the Health Inspector to ensure removal of Rubbish from the lane. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Zak Bennett. Illustration Source: City of Vancouver Archives Item : Bu N429 - Japanese Consul's residence at northeast corner of Dunsmuir and Howe Streets Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 31, pages 329 - [dflip id="8057" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 329 Vancouver May 30th 1898 The Council met on Monday, May 30th 1898. Present: His Lordship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Thos. Duncanson asking for Sewer connections on Keefer Street.Referred to the Board of Works From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed From B. Marshall Secretary of the Grange Lodge asking permission to decorate the entrance of Stanley Park for the 12th of July celebrations.Referred to the Board of Works From Frank Burwell explaining that the proposed cannery on English Bay would be operated without causing a nuisance.Filed The following Reports were received and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday, May 24th 1898.Present: the full Board. The following accounts were recommended for payment: Mining Critic Supplies $461.90 Hudson’s Bay Co. $298.08 J.F. Garden Disbursements $100.00 A. St. G. Hammersley “ $110.90 [Vol 8 page] 330 Communications From C.J. South Hon Secretary of the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals asking for a grant of $100.00Laid over From the Mining Critic asking to be furnished with a copy of the last amendments to the Charter so that they can complete the printing of the Charter.Referred to the City Solicitor From Wilson + Senkler demanding from the City $400 on behalf of A. E. Woods of New Westminster for losses sustained not getting the Market Hall after leasing it.Referred to the City Solicitor From Harry Earle asking for an increase of salary.Laid over From Ponsounby London, England, stating that Mr. Rothschild Sinclair was ahead and no bonus required.Laid over Sgd. Jas McQueen, Chairman Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ BruceThat the report be adopted.Carried Fire and Police Committee The Fire and Police Committee met on Friday, May 24, 1898.Present Aldermen McMorran, McQueen, McPhaiden and Brown. The following accounts were recommended for payment: S James Inspecting/Interpreting $12.00 Mining Critic Supplies 5.80 [Vol 8 pg] 331 McDowell & Co Supplies $1.15 Valley Dairy Co. “ 1.50 J. Carnahan Scavengering 3.00 W.J. McGuigan Inquests 20.00 Shilton & Co Supplies 18.00 A. Savard “ 2.140 E Clough Labor .50 John Burrell “ .45 Dominion Fish Co. Supplies 5.45 A. Poole Post Mortem 10.00 R + J Dick Supplies 1. McLernan & McFeely “ 6.49 Resolved that the Mayor and Chairman be authorized to purchase a number of chairs for

Steamer James Domville Opens Granville Street Bridge – June 7, 1898
Steamer James Domville Opens Granville Street Bridge – June 7, 1898

Photo shows Hugh McArthur, Alec McDonald, Charles Milne, Dick Lowe, Ronald Morrison, Jack Dalton and others on the deck of the steamer "James Domville" on its way to the Klondike. At this meeting Col Domville had written the Board of Works to get the steamer James Domville through the Granville Street Bridge.He was informed that the cost of opening the spans to let the steamer through would be $125.00 which he ... agreed to. Note: These minutes are wrongly dated. The actual meeting took place on Monday June 6 1898 and was reported on in the Tuesday June 7 newspapers. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Marie-Claude Tremblay Illustration: Item : CVA 371-1122 - [Men on the deck of the steamer "James Domville" on their way to the Klondike] Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 336 - 343 [dflip id="8243" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 336 Vancouver June 7th 1898.The Council met on Monday June 7th 1898. Present - His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, Bruce, McMorran.The minutes of last regular meeting were read and adopted. Communications From H. Rhodes asking for the improvement of Denman Street.Referred to the Boards of Works. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From J. Colcuth asking for improvements on Barclay St.Referred to the Board of Works. From Isabella McGee et al asking for improvements on Seymour Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From Geo. W. Willis asking for improvements on Haro Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From Isaac Waxstock asking that a part of the Cemetery be set apart for the Jews.Referred to the Board of Health. From W.H. Lucas asking for sewerage on Seaton StreetReferred to the Board of Works. From J.J. Dougan et al asking for improvements on Harris Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From W.H. Mathews asking for the position of watchman at the Highland Dam.Referred to the Water Committee. [Volume 8 page] 337 The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday June 2nd 1898.Present – the full Board.The following accounts were recommended for payment:- C.P. Telegraph Co.Telegrams$4.67B.C. Electric Co.Lights1714.99 Communications From the Secretary of the Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals asking for a grant of $100.Laid over. Resolved that the contract for street paving be approved and be authorized to be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and the Corporate Seal affixed thereto. Sgd Jas McQueen.Chairman Moved by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by " Painter.That the Report be adopted.Carried. Health Committee The Health Committee met on Wednesday June 1st 1898.Present – the full Board.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.The following accounts were recommended for payment:- Clark & StuartSupplies$23.95G. Drysdale"15.45Kemp & SimpsonBurials30.00Wm. RalphSupplies39.80Trudgeon Brs."89.95WC. MarshallDrayage5.50J.W. OldfieldExtras on Hospital816.42Jas. StarkSupplies3.05Mining Critic"3.95 [Volume 8 page] 338 Hong Washing$15.00H.P. Drum & Co.Supplies7.60H.P. CloughDrayage2.00Scott & DevlinSupplies15.25J. Stevens & Sons"7.60G.W. WhittakerExtras on Hospital136.55M. La BrancheSupplies19.50A. NottléLabor20.50J.C. WoodrowSupplies54.04J. McMorranExpress1.00Mrs. D. ReathCooking38.00 Resolved that the Health Inspector

New Contract With BC Electric Railway To Be Signed – June 13, 1898
New Contract With BC Electric Railway To Be Signed – June 13, 1898

Council approved a by-law to sign a new contract with the BC Electric Railway Co. Photo shows an early Vancouver street car from the 1890s. Council paid $1,000 to the Public Library and granted $100 toward forming a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They also approved putting in a public drinking fountain and trough near the English Bay Bathing Beach This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Illustration Source: City of Vancouver Archives CVA 277-3 - Early Vancouver streetcar with four wheels Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31 Volume 8Pages 344-352 1898-06-jun-13-vancouver-city-council-minutesDownload [Volume 8 page] 344 The Council met on Monday June 13th 1898.Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From C.J. Ponsonby from London, stating that Mr. E.J. Howell was on his way from London and would arrive in Vancouver in the first week in June to arrange matters regarding the erection of a Smelter.Filed. From R. Pollock etal asking for the opening up of Block 48 road.Referred to the Board of Works. From Oppenheimer Bros. offering to sell the small gore of land on the corner of Carrall and Alexander Streets for $2500.Referred to the Finance Committee. From W. Wakefield Secretary of The Britannia Cricket Club asking that a portion of Cambie Street Grounds be improved for them to practice.Referred to the Board of Works. From W. Bailey applying for the position of Inspector of Street Paving Contract.Filed for reference. From E. P. Davis et al objecting to the dye works on Seaton Street.Referred to the Board of Works.From J. Colcutt et al asking to have the lane opened up between Barclay and Haro Streets.Referred to the Board of Works.[Volume 8 page] 345From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed.From Oppenheimer Brs. asking for resurvey of District Lot 264AReferred to the Board of Works. From E. Machin Secretary of the Library Board asking for $1000 on account of grant from Council.Moved by Alderman Brown.Seconded by “ Painter.That the City Treasurer be instructed to place the price of $1000 to the credit of the Library Board in the Bank of B.C.Carried.The following reports were received and read:- The Light Railway and Tramway Committee The Light Railway and Tramway Committee met on Tuesday June 8th 1898.Present Aldermen McPhaiden, Painter, Neelands and Foreman.CommunicationsFrom the leading cities of the United States and Canada furnishing information regarding kind of street rail in use and rate of speed the cars are allowed to run.Filed for Reference. The City Solicitor submitted awarded Agreements between the B.C. Electric and the City for the privilege of running cars on Powell Street east of Westminster Avenue and Hastings Street to Westminster Av. Resolved that the Agreements be finally signed and approved and that a By-Law be passed and authorizing their execution by the Mayor and City Clerk. sgd D. McPhaiden Chairman.[Volume 8 page] 346Moved by Alderman McPhaiden.Seconded by

Brick Barn Allowed on Hastings Street – June 20, 1898
Brick Barn Allowed on Hastings Street – June 20, 1898

E.H. McMillan Ideal Grocery submitted plan for a brick barn to be built at lane by rear of their premises Hastings Street at Lot 11 Block 4 O. G. T. (Shown on this page) Permission granted being in conformity with requirements of Fire Limit By-Law. This transcript was made in 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives: Item : Str N143 - [Express delivery wagons on the southwest corner of Hastings Street and Carrall Street] Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31volume 8 pages 353 - 362 [dflip id="8224" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 353 The Council met on Monday June 20th 1898.Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran.The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Province asking the Mayor and Council for their photographs for publication in a special number of the Province. Moved by Alderman McGuiganSeconded by “ McPhaidenThat the request be granted.CarriedFrom the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.FiledFrom W.J. Stern Secretary of the Board of Trade asking for a report on the damage done to the water pipes at the First Narrows by the S.S. Laurada.Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ McGuiganThat his Worship the Mayor, Alderman McPhaiden, the City Solicitor and the City Engineer be requested to prepare the report desired by the Board of Trade.CarriedFrom the Rev. H.G.F. Clinton inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present on the 21st next At 8 P.M. to open the Victoria Jubilee Ward in St. Luke’s Home. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ ForemanThat the invitation be accepted with thanks.Carried [Volume 8 Page] 354From R. Byron Johnston asking for a basement drain in the lane in Block 11 D.L. 541 to be paid for under the Local Improvement System.Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday June 17th 1898.Present Aldermen McQueen, Painter, Brown and Bruce.The following Accounts were recommended for payment:-C.P.R. Co. Rents $13.00Coquitlam Municipality. Statute Labor 9.00CommunicationsFrom Thomson Bros. asking the Council to subscribe for a number of copies of their Directory.FiledFrom Rand Bros. quoting prices on certain lots in D.L. 185 on English Bay.Laid over.From the Secretary of the Improvement Co. withdrawing offer made on Blocks 52+93 D.L. 196.FiledFrom Messrs Bowser, Godfrey+ Christie claiming $50.00 damages on behalf of D. Munro from obstructions on Georgia Street.Referred to the City Solicitor and Engineer.From the Dominion Publishing Company asking for an answer to request for photographs.Referred to the Committee having charge of this matter.From the Province asking for photographs of the Mayor and Aldermen for publication in a special issue.Referred to the Council.[Volume 8 page] 355From Oppenheimer Bros. offering the small gore at the corner of Carrall and Alexander Streets for $2500.FiledFrom Mahon, McFarland and Mahon asking that the time be extended for receiving tenders on Local Improvement Debentures.Resolved that the time be extended to the 14th day of July next; sgd Jas

John Pace Appointed Cemetery Caretaker – June 27, 1898
John Pace Appointed Cemetery Caretaker – June 27, 1898

From W. H. Livens asked the Board of Works for sidewalk North side of Pender Street, west of PalaceStables (shown in photo). The Board said they would look in to it. Mr. John Pace was appointed Cemetery Caretaker at $60.00 per month. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane Illustration Source: Item : CVA 1376-169 - [Palace Livery Stables, Burrard Street] Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 363-369 [dflip id="8153" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 363 Vancouver June 27th 1898.The Council met on Monday June 27th 1898. Present: Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman and McMorran. Moved by Alderman Painter.Seconded by “ McMorran.That Alderman Brown be appointed Chairman.Carried. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From F. Brown stating that the Crematory Caretaker was working overtime.Filed. From Hope Graveley & Co stating that they were calling for tenders for making sewer connections with Lot 41 Block 15. 196.Referred to the Board of Works. From Lt. Col. Prior accepting invitation to the 1st of July Celebrations.Filed. From A. Campbell Reddie, Deputy Provincial Secretary stating that Lieutenant-Governor had proclaimed the second of July a Public Holiday.Filed. From the Mayor and Council of the City of New Whatcom inviting the Mayor and Council to the 4th of July Celebrations. Moved by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by “ McPhaiden.That the invitation be accepted with thanks.Carried. [Volume 8 page] 364 From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric lights.Filed. From the Captain of the Egria [Egeria] stating that he was unable to attend the celebrations.Filed. More on the Egeria from transcriber Lynn Shane: The Vancouver Province from June 27, 1898 described, The presence in the harbour of the staunch little vessel Egeria, with her crew of typical British tars, caused much comment during the week. More information about the HMS Egeria from the Vancouver Maritime Museum From J.B. Snell asking permission to erect a corrugated iron structure within the Fire Limits.Filed. From Chas. K. Vahey asking permission to use a portion of the streets for a bicycle stand.Referred to the Board of Works. From Oppenheimer Bros. asking the City to bear one third of the cost of re-surveying 264A.Referred to the Board of Works. From the Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council asking the City to enforce By-Law re subletting Contracts.Referred to the Board of Works. From Percy W. Evans complaining of overflow from cess pits on the lanes between Barclay and Nelson Streets.Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Engineer reporting that the cost of constructing flood gates on False Creek would be $98,450.Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read: Works Committee The Board of Works met on the 23rd of June 1898.Present: the full Board. Communications From Wm. M. Skene, submitting account [Volume 8 page] 365 and blue prints ordered for urinals from England.Laid over pending their arrival. From Wm. Farrall asking that Pendrill [Pendrell] Street be opened.Laid over for examination. From Sivard

Brick Kitchen Approved for Wing Sang & Co. – July 5, 1898
Brick Kitchen Approved for Wing Sang & Co. – July 5, 1898

Plans were submitted by J. Young for brick kitchen to be built for Wing Sang & Co * on Lot 26, Block 13, DL196, DuPont Street. Plan approved subject to plan being deposited in the City Engineer's Office. This photo from 1901 shows the Wing Sang Co., Mr. Yip Sang with children and family members. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Hal Bell-Irving CVA 689-51 - [Yip Sang with children and family members in front of Wing Sang Company building at 51 East Pender] Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 370 - 374 [dflip id="8420" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 370 Vancouver July 5th 1898. A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday July 5th 1898 at 2 P.M.Present: His Worship the Mayor and Alderman Painter, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Secretary of the Orange Association extending a cordial invitation to the Mayor and Council to attend the 12th of July Celebrations. Moved by Alderman McGuiganSeconded by Alderman Foreman,That the invitation be accepted with thanks.Carried From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed From Bert Willson asking for a reduction on the Circus License.Filed The following Reports were received and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday June 30th 1898Present: The full Board A communication was received from Miss B.J. Peters, Secretary of the Local Council of Women, asking for an annual grant from Council for the Victoria Order of Nurses.Filed [Volume 8 page] 371 The Board then adjourned. Sgd Jas McQueenChairman Moved by Alderman McGuiganSeconded by Alderman Bruce,That the Report be adopted.Carried Fire and Police Committee The Fire and Police Committee met on Tuesday June 28th 1898.Present: Alderman McMorran, Townley, McQueen and Brown.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The following accounts were ordered to be paid:- McLennan & McFeely Supplies $3.13 J. Dodson Supplies $20.10 Gutta Percha & Rubber Co. Supplies $900.00 R.A. Muskett Supplies $28.40 Thos. Clough Express $1.50 W.A. Cumyow Interpreting $12.00 H.E. Langis Examinations $10.00 Vancouver Transfer Co. Hack $2.00 C. Casselman Supplies $4.00 Wm. Ralph Supplies $7.50 C. Clark Supplies $1.15 W.J. McGuigan Inquests $30.00 City Treasurer Transportation $11.75 Nelson Co. Supplies $12.76 A. Poole Post Mortems $15.00 J. Gibbins Attendance $5.00 E. Clough Supplies $8.60 Communications From the Chief of Police, asking for permission to hire a patrol wagon for the 1st and 2nd of July.Resolved that his request be granted. From the Chief of Police, suggesting that an inspection be made of the wharves and approaches thereto for the first of July. [Volume 8 page] 372 Resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to inspect the wharves and close them if he considered them unsafe. From W.B. Ross, making a complaint about Night Watchman Cabbie.Filed Resolved that the Willson Circus be allowed to erect their tent on Cambie Street grounds provided that they deposit $50.00 as a guarantee that they will leave the grounds in as

Hospital Nurses “Shall Obey” Miss Pirk – July 18, 1898

Water will be supplied to the Hastings Shingle Mfg Co at the ordinary meter rates on the condition that the company supply and lay the pipe. The Health Committee held a special meeting to inform the nurses and other members of the Hospital Staff be notified that they shall obey the orders of the acting Matron Miss Pirk. This transcript was made in March of 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Darlene Ochotta Source: COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8pages 390 - 398 [dflip id="8581" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 382 Vancouver July 18th 1898. The Council met on Monday July 18th 1898.Present, His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Brackman and Ker that asking for a new sidewalk on Hastings Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From Dora Reno asking for the refund of $100 paid by her for quarantine guards.Referred to the Health Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric lights.Filed. From W.T. Stein, Secretary of the Board of Trade asking for a report on the damages done to the water pipes by the S.S. Laurada.Filed. From I. Oppenheimer asking for the Council to make a re-survey of 264A.Referred to the Board of Works. From J. Buntzen, General Manager of the B.C. Electric Co. Stating that he was getting Powell Street in shape for running the cars over it.Filed. From Miss Macfie stating that she would resume duty at the City Hospital if she got full authority to engage and dismiss nurses.Referred to the Board of Health. [Volume 8 page] 383 The following reports were received and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday July 15th 1898.Present the full Board. The following accounts were recommended for payment: The World P.&P. Co.Ads$15.18Crowder & PenzerSupplies11.96Ths. Dunn & Co.“1.49U.S.S. Co.Hire of Steamer85.00Hotel VancouverLunches265.00C. WoodwardSupplies5.50 Communications From R.E. Goswell asking the City to subscribe for a number of copies of his “Year Book.”Filed. From Bert Willison asking for the return of $5000 put up by him as a guarantee that he would put the Recreation Grounds in as good a condition as he found them he having done so to the satisfaction of the License Inspector.Moved by Alderman PainterThat the $5000 be returned to Mr. Willison as the Inspector reported that the ground had been left in proper order.Carried. From Oppenheimer Bros. asking for the return of $500 put up by the late D. Oppenheimer as a forfeit for the purchase of the Coquitlam Water Works Cos. Charter.Laid over until next meeting until facts are looked up. Moved by Alderman McGuigan that the time for receiving tenders on the Local Improvement Debentures be extended to Friday July 22nd at 4 P.M. and that the tenders now in be returned if desired. [Volume 8 page] 384 The Board then adjourned. sgd Jas McQueenChairman Moved by Alderman Painter,Seconded by “ Bruce,That the Report be adopted.Carried. Water & Market Committee The Water and Market

Vancouver Has “No Power” to Authorize Bicycle Parking – July 25, 1898
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A. St. George Hamersley, the City Solicitor, gave his opinion that, "the Council has no power to litigate by resolution on any matter that has to be regulated by By-Law" which included the placement of racks for bicycles. Hospital Matron Miss Macfie told the Health Committee she would at once resume duty if she were allowed full authority to hire and discharge nurses. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Illustration: Bu P369 - [Man and nurses on lawn in front of the Vancouver City Hospital - 530 Cambie Street] Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 390-398 [dflip id="8490"][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 390 The Council met on Monday July 25th 1898.Present- His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From G.W. Scott asking for the opening up of a portion of Davie Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From W.J. White stating that the Press Association would reach Vancouver on Wednesday Morning. Moved by Alderman TownleySeconded by “ NeelandsThat the Mayor and Council meet them as a body and welcome them to the City.Carried. From J. Buntzen asking that steps be taken to prevent cattle from roaming at large in the east end.Referred to the Police Committee. From the City Solicitor as follows:-Thos. McGuigan Esq.City Dear Sir.In answer to yours of July the 20th as to the authority of the Council to erect or place bicycle racks on the streets or sidewalks of the City: In the first place the regulations of the streets and the government thereof must be done by By-Law and not by resolution. The Council has no power to litigate by resolution on any matter that has to be regulated by By-Law.The Streets and traffic thereon must be regulated by By-Law and not by resolution. Streets and traffic thereon must be regulated by By-Law and not by resolution.Secondly even if the Council wished to allow the erection of Bicycle racks on the side [Volume 8 page] 391 walks by By-Law I do not think that they could legally do so as the Council has no authority to allow obstructions to be placed on the streets or sidewalks except for temporary purposes such as for buildings or the loading or unloading of goods. I do not think erection of bicycle racks would be allowable as they would not come under the above definition of what obstructions are permissible. I am consequently of opinion that the Council has no authority to allow bicycle racks to be erected and kept on the streets or sidewalks.Yours faithfullysgd A. St. G. Hamersley Moved by Alderman BrownSeconded by “ ForemanThe City Solicitor having given his opinion that the Council has no power by resolution to grant permission to obstruct the sidewalks of the City by Bicycle rack that said opinion be entered on the minutes.Carried. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From

Council Seeks Power to Remove “Undesirable” Buildings from Stanley Park – August 1, 1898

Stanley Park was currently, “handed over to the Corporation of the City of Vancouver for use as a Park subject to the right of the Dominion (Canadian) Government to resume the property when required at any time and subject to the City keeping the same in proper order”. Council feels that although Vancouver has spent more than $100,000 improving the park, the City lacks, “the necessary powers to evict trespassers, remove undesirable buildings and prevent nuisances.” Council is looking to the Honorable the Minister of Militia and Defence for an order in Council enforcing their authority. This transcript was made in March of 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8pages 399-408 [dflip id="8619" ][/dflip] [Vol 9, p.] 390 Vancouver August 1st 1898 Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Townsley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights Filed From C.G Johnson complaining about the Street Car Service on Mount Pleasant.Referred to the Light Committee From a working man asking that a tap and cup be provided for the watering trough at New City Hall.Referred to Alderman Brown to attend to From the City of Detroit inviting the Mayor and Council to attend the Second Annual Meeting of the League of American Municipalities on the 1st of August. Filed From Geo Mackay etal asking that the Express Stand be allowed to remain on Carrall StreetReferred to the Board of Works From Geo B Bisby claiming $5.00 for hiring men to quench fire at Stimson’s WharfReferred to the Fire & Police Committee From the City Solicitor reporting on the proper method to pursue re Small pox investigationFiled for reference. [Vol 9, p.] 400 The following Reports were received and read:- Fire and Police Committee July 26th 1898Present – Aldermen McMorran, Townley and Brown. The following accounts were recommended for payment:- R.A. MuskettSupplies$12.38G.B. BisleyBoat Hire.50Mining CriticSupplies6.40J.A. McDowellHack hire1.00W.J. McGuiganInquest10.00 Communications From the City Solicitor re the impounding of Fitzpatrick’s Cows Filed From the Pound Keeper furnishing Report. Filed From the Stevenson Co. Stating that they had bought out Ronald and would be prepared to supply requirements for the fire engine. Filed. Resolved that the Board of Works be requested when approving of plans for the Construction of buildings that they see that the provisions of the Fire Escape Act are carried out. From J. Buntzen, General Manager of the B.C. Electric Co calling attention to the fact that cattle are allowed to roam around within the City Limits in the vicinity of the Westminster line and asking that steps be taken to have the nuisance abated. Resolved that the safe carriage of passengers travelling upon the Street railway is one of the [Vol 9. p.] 401 obligations of the Company as Common Carriers and this Committee cannot see its way clear to interfere in the matter but could suggest that all proper precautions

Council Adjourns Till The Next Day – August 8, 1898

This transcript was made in March of 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8page 408 only [dflip id="8612"][/dflip] [Vol 8 p.] 408 Vancouver 8th August 1898 The Council met on Monday 8th August 1898. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown, McMorran, Neelands, McQueen, Townley, Painter, McPhaiden + Foreman Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by Alderman Foreman That the Council adjourn until Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Carried The Council then adjourned. James F. GardenMayor Thos F. McGuiganCity Clerk

Fish Offal Polluting English Bay Beach – August 9, 1898
Fish Offal Polluting English Bay Beach  – August 9, 1898

J. M. Maclean Medical Health Officer reported on nuisance caused by fish offal now coming in at English Bay Beach. MacLean and the Board of Health will communicate with the Provincial Health Officer over this matter. H. Mutrie and Frank Granville were appointed Assessors of Land and J.C. Garvin, Assessor of Buildings to act under instructions from the Finance Committee. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Illustration: City of Vancouver ArchivesItem : CVA 677-226 - Salmon cannery, near Vancouver, B.C. Source: City of Vancouver ArchivesCOV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8Volume 9 pages 409-415 [dflip id="9282" ][/dflip] [Volume 9 page] 409 The adjourned meeting of the City Council was held on Tuesday 9th August 1898.Present His Worship the Mayor, Aldermen Brown, Foreman, McGuigan, Neelands, Painter, Townley and McQueen. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Finch Wood Preservative and Paint Co. stating they shipped a Barrel of their preservative as a test for the City.Referred to the Board of Works. From A.E.E. Clark in the matter of the overturned scows of Crushed Rock asking for payment for same that the scows be righted and repaired and also payment for recovering same, which went adrift after upsetting.Referred to Board of Works and City Solicitor. From Health Inspector with a report of his visit to English Bay Cannery.Laid over. From Chas Nelson complaining of Street Crossing on Pender Street west of Post Office.Referred to Board of Works. From W.F. Gore and R.E. Gosnell replying to a Communication from the City of 29th inst respecting Cemetery.Referred to the Board of Health. From R.H. Cooke asking that St. George Street might be opened and a fence removed.Referred to Board of Works.From J.M. Maclean Medical Health Officer reporting on nuisance caused by fish offal now coming in at English Bay Beach.Referred to Board of Health.[Volume 9 page] 410From Ald. A. Bruce asking for one months leave of absence.Laid over. From J.W. Mallory reporting Sundry alterations and to strengthening Y.M.C.A. Building, making same safe, until permanent improvements are made.Filed. From Trades & Labor Council enclosing letter from Thos. Madigan complaining of treatment by police officer.Referred to Police Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights from Aug. 1st to 7th.Filed. The following Reports were received and read Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday 5 Aug 1898.Present Aldermen McQueen, Painter, Brown & McGuigan.The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. The following a/cs were ordered to be paid. B.C. Electric Railway Co.Electric Lighting1575.70F.A. LeeHack Hire38-C.P.R. Co’sTelegram2.49McFarland & McMahonFire Insurance36-Geo. HuntPainting90- The following additional applications for assessors of Land & Building were receivedFrom E. Lunn D. Todd Lees, F.L. Budlong, R.H. Cooke, J.C. Garvin, T. Mathews and C.G. Hobson.Referred to Council to make appointment. Moved by Aldm McQueen.That the Committee recommends that Mr. Boultbee gives a Bond of $1500. Mr. Henderson for $1000 and Mr. Devine for $1000 in a Guarantee Society to be elected by Chairman, the premium to be

Vancouver to Raise $93,300 for Paving and Grading- August 22, 1898

City of Vancouver to raise the sum of $37000 for wood block paving certain streets and a By Law to raise $56300 for Curbing and grading certain streets A grant of $100 was made to St. Paul's Hospital. Dr R.J. Bentley was appointed House Surgeon at the City Hospital. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Marie-Claude Tremblay Source: COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8pages 424-432 [dflip id="8772" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 424 Vancouver August 22nd 1898.The Council met on Monday August 22nd 1898.Present - His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Geo. R. Maxwell MP. acknowledging receipt of resolution re Stanley Park.Filed. From the Trades and Labor Council endorsing petition of City Employees for a half holiday every Saturday also from the City Employees petitioning to a like effect.Referred to the Finance Committee. From Miss Pirt acting Matron of the City Hospital Stating that she had temporarily engaged Miss Peck of New Westminster in place of Miss McCraney who is ill and asking that [one "seeking"] a convalescent patient be engaged at one dollar per day to take the place of F. Humphrey while he is away on his holidays.Moved by Alderman McGuigan.Seconded by " McMorran.That Miss Pirt’s suggestions be carried into effect. From J.R. Webster etal complaining of nuisance from Robert Barker’s cows.Referred to Police Committee. From Magistrates Mellon and Anderson giving judgment on the smallpox case exonerating Dr. Mills.Filed [Volume 8 page] 425 The following Reports were received and read: - Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday August 19th 1898.Present: Aldermen McQueen, Painter, McGuigan, Brown and McMorran. The following accounts were recommended for payment: - Clark & StuartSupplies$12.70Municipality of MatsquiTaxes35.27Trythall & SonSupplies25.News AdvertiserAds15.88S.J. ThompsonSupplies16.62York & Co.Cutting hay180.Macdonell & DeaconRefund of fine10. The following agreements were approved and authorized to be signed by the Mayor and City Council and the Corporate Seal affixed thereto: -Henry Mutrie, Frank Granville and J.G. Garvin for assessing the real property of the City of Vancouver for A.D. 1898. Communications From N. J. Barr Secretary to the Master Plumbers requesting the Council to approve a Committee to convene with them on matters pertaining to the trade.Resolved that the City Clerk be instructed to notify them to be present at the next meeting on the Board. From Wm Godfrey, Manager of the Bank of B.N.A. asking if it could be arranged to have the Local Improvement Bonds purchased by his Bank made payable in Vancouver or Montreal.Resolved that he be informed that the Bonds must be made payable in Vancouver. From C.J. South, Secretary of the Society for the [Volume 8 page] 426 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals asking for the return of $10.00 fine imposed on one cur in the Police Courts.Resolved that Mr. South be informed that we cannot grant his request but if he has any account for expenses in connection with the organization of the

A Few Policemen to Be Available for Night Call – August 29, 1898

Council granted the Chief of Police's request that beds be fitted up in the old City Engineer’s office for sleeping quarters for two or three members of the Police Force, "who will be handy in case of a hurried call". Also that uniforms and raincoats be provided for the three newly hired policemen, and additional raincoats for eight more. The Assessors to the City calculate the worth of the various properties and buildings it hopes to acquire for public recreation, those "fronting on the water," the Cambie Street Recreation Grounds, and two blocks in Mount Pleasant. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Source: City of Vancouver Archives COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8Volume 8 pages 433-443 [dflip id="8804" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 433 Vancouver August 29th 1898 The Council met on Monday August 29th 1898. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Henry Parker asking for a reply to his Communication re the dredging of sewers.Referred to the Board of Works. From the Great Northern Western Telegraph Co. stating their intention of constructing a telegraph line in Vancouver and asking permission to enter the City over certain Streets and lanes.Referred to the Board of Works. From John Clough asking for two months leave of absence.Moved by Alderman McMorran.Seconded by “ McPhaiden,That he be granted two months leave of absence at full pay.Carried. From J. Wise etal asking that the Pound Limits be not changed.Filed. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From Mahon, McFarland and Mahon asking the City to leave the old Y.M.C.A. building for Library purposes. Moved by Alderman Townley.Seconded by “ McMorran,That the Communication be filed.Carried. [Volume 8 page] 434 From J. Colcutt asking for the opening up of the lane in rear of his premises.Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Engineer stating that the life of the sewer to be constructed through Blocks 34 to 38 & 46 to 53 in D.L. 185 would be 40 years and the cost $10000.Resolved that the Report be adopted and referred to the Court of Revision. From Fred Allen etal complaining that the electric light was removed from the corner of Georgia and Bidwell Streets.Referred to the Light Committee. From the Cemetery Caretaker asking for 10 days leave of absence. Moved by Alderman McMorran.Seconded by “ Foreman,That his request be granted.Carried. From J. Buntzen General Manager of the B.C. Electric Co. stating that material was now on hand for a double track on Powell Street and the work would be pushed through as far as possible.Filed. From A.C. Brydone-Jack Rec Secy of the Dominion Alliance asking for the free use of the Market Hall for the 1st of September. Moved by Alderman Townley.Seconded by “ Brown,That he be rented the Hall on the usual terms. Moved in amendment by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by Alderman Foreman,That the Hall be leased to him for

Council Plans More Recreation Grounds, Direct Steamship Service to San Francisco – September 6, 1898
Council Plans More Recreation Grounds, Direct Steamship Service to San Francisco – September 6, 1898

Council identified twenty four properties it would like to expropriate for public recreation purposes, and the price it would be willing to pay for each property. Council memorialize the Board of Trade in the City of Vancouver to cooperate with the Council of the said City of Vancouver to endeavor to have such arrangements made with the view of having direct booking and reception of passengers by the Pacific Coast Steamship Company’s vessels at Vancouver for San Francisco. This transcript was made in March of 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Darlene Ochotta Illustration: City of Vancouver ArchivesItem : Be P2 - [English Bay beach] Source: COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8pages 444 - 453 [dflip id="8787" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 444 Vancouver Sept. 6th 1898. The Council met on Tuesday September 6th 1898.Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Governor Generals Secretary acknowledging receipt of the resolution of the Council with reference to the granting of further powers to the Council re Stanley Park.Filed. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From the City Solicitor Stating that the City was not responsible for the payment of Dr. Poole’s account for attendance on one Griffith who was injured in the service of the Water Works.Filed. From Alderman Neelands asking for one month’s leave of absence.Moved by Alderman PainterSeconded by “ McMorran,That Alderman Neelands be granted one month’s leave of absence and that Alderman McQueen be placed up on his Committees during his absence.Carried. From the Deputy Attorney General asking that the Council see that lights are provided for the public wharves.Referred to the Light Committee. [Volume 8 page] 445 From Malcolm McLeod asking for compensation for goods destroyed by order of the Health Officer.Referred to the Health Committee. From Geo. McL. Brown asking that the C.P.R. Exemption By-Law be submitted as soon as convenient.Laid over. From Dr. Tunstall advising that A.K. Stewart be granted one month’s leave of absence.Moved by Alderman Painter, Seconded by “ Townley,That A.K. Stewart be granted a month’s leave of absence with pay.Carried. From Geo H. Duncanson [sic]1, Secretary of the Provincial Board of Health stating that the Local Board of Health as now legally constituted consists of the Mayor, Police Magistrate, City Clerk, City Engineer and Medical Health Officer and asking that it be constituted in accordance with the Act.Referred to the Health Committee. The following reports were received and read: – Board of Works The Board of Works met on the 1st of Sept. 1898.Present the full Board. Communications From J. Colcutt asking for lane to be opened up in rear of his house, Barclay St.Being done. From H. Parker making certain suggestions re disposal of sewage. [Volume 8 page] 446 Resolved that he be asked to attend the next Board meeting. From F. H. Lamb Assistant Supt. Great Western Telegraph Co. giving particulars of proposed route for entering the City and

Meeting adjourned to next day – September 12, 1898

This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Sheila Kirkby. Source: COV S31 715 G 05 Volume 8page 455 only [dflip id="8849" ][/dflip] Vancouver, September 12th 1898. The Council met on Monday, September 12th 1898. Present His Lordship The Mayor and Aldermen Painter, McQueen, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman and McMorran. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ PainterThat the Council stand adjourned until Tuesday the 13th inst. at 8 P.M.Carried Thos. McGuiganCity Clerk

Vancouver Sends “Sincere Sympathy” to New Westminster following Fire – September 13, 1898

That the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver in Council assembled desire to place on record their sincere sympathy with the citizens of New Westminster in the calamity that has befallen them through the destruction of so large a portion of their beautiful City by the disastrous fire of the night of the 10th and morning of the 11th inst. Resolved that the accounts at the City Hospital be audited and suitable books provided for keeping them in future. A By-Law was introduced to provide for the expropriation of a portion of the Lot on the North east corner of Carrall Steet and Alexander Street. This transcript was made in June of 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon [Vol 8, Page ] 456 Vancouver September 13th 1898. The Council met on Tuesday September 13th 1898. Present – His Worship, the mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorrow and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Philip Fewster giving Council his views on a new sewerage system.Referred to the Board of Works From H. Hadden etal asking the City to purchase Block 51. D.L. 541 for Recreation GroundsReferred to the Finance Committee From the City Engineer giving an estimate of $80,000 as the cost of a Sewerage System on the south side of False Creek for 20000 ft.Referred to the Board of Works From J. Buntzen, General Manager of the B.C. Electric Railway Co. asking permission to extend the double track on Westminster Av to Prior Steet and lay down 40 lb rails and agreeing to replace with a heavy rail suject (sic) to approval as soon as permanent pavement is laid down. Moved by Alderman McMorranSeconded by “ PainterThat his request be granted. Carried. From G.W. Hobson Secretary to the Fire Underwriters calling attention to a lot near the News.Advertiser Office where a frame building has been erected and a wood yard established in distinct violation of the Fire Limit By-Law. [Vol 9, Page] 457 Alderman Painter promised that the matter would be attended to. From H.J. Foote calling attention to state of the surface drain in the rear of Lot 11 Block 54.200a.Referred to the Board of Works From Chas Woodward asking that Westminster Avenue be watered.Referred to the Engineer. From Campbell McIntosh calling attention to the dilapidated condition of the sidewalk in front of his premises on 6th Av.Referred to the Board of Works From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights. Filed. From the Deputy Provincial Secretary acknowledging receipt of resolution re foreshore on English Bay. Filed From the Secretary of the Board of Trade acknowledging receipt of resolution re direct Steamship Communication with San Francisco. Filed. From Miss M.M. Fraser asking for the free use of the Market Hall for one evening in the latter part of October for an operetta for the benefit of the Art Historical Society.Referred to the Market Committee. From John Spalding calling attention to the unsanitary condition of

Increased Vessel Traffic in Port of Vancouver – September 19, 1898

Council reminded the Federal government of the urgent necessity of having dolphins placed as speedily as possible in the narrows at the entrance of Burrard Inlet for the protection of the greatly increased and increasing number of vessels entering the Port of Vancouver. The Police and Firefighters' Committee received a complaint from L.J. Cady, "complaining"that two boxes of cigars left in charge of the Police as stolen goods and claimed by him were returned empty". This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 468-480 [dflip id="9044" ][/dflip] [Vol 8, page] 468 Vancouver Sept 19th 1898 The Council met on Monday Sept 19th 1898. Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman and Mr Morran. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Hudson’s Bay Co etal asking for a new sidewalk on Water StreetReferred to the Board of Works From A.P. May etal asking for a separate ward for Fairview. Laid over From J.W. Gatter complaining of the City draining on to Lot 34. Block 71. D.L. 185Referred to the Board of Works. From the City Solicitor stating that if a citizen turns a worthless horse into the Street the Pound keeper should destroy the horse and summons the owner for allowing his horse to run at large.Filed for reference From the City Solicitor asking for six weeks leave of absence. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ TownleyThat his request be granted.Carried From E.P. Morgan asking for a sidewalk on the west side of Abbott StreetReferred to the Board of Works From Geo H.R. Aman declining to accept price offered him by the City for his English Bay property and stating that he had appointed F.G. Bell to act for him. Filed [Vol 8. Page] 469 From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights. Filed From A.J. Scott asking for the grading and clearing of the Street at the corner of Haro and Jervis Streets.Referred to the Board of Works From Robertson Bros complaining about a urinal being erected on the Mackinnon property.Referred to the Board of Works From F.M. Robertson , Hon Secretary of the Relief Committee enclosing certified accounts for goods supplied to the sufferers from the New Westminster fire. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ McGuiganThat the Mayor be authorized to pay over the balance to the New Westminster Relief Committee after paying the certified accounts. Carried. From F.C. Cotton drawing attention to the serious menace by fire from a shed and wood pile standing on Lots 39 & 40, Block 28, D.L. 541.Referred to the Board of Works The following Reports were received and read:- Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday September 16th 1898.Present – Aldermen McQueen, Painter and Brown The following accounts were recommended for payment:- Free Library BoardGrant$1000G.W. HutchingsRepairs3.00Clark & StuartSupplies13.10 [Vol. 8, Page] 470 Doering and MarstrandSupplies$4.00Thorpe & Co“1.50McDonald BrosLaw Costs1.50 Communications From the Hon. J. Fred

Council Marks the Death of C. L. Brown – September 20, 1898

This transcript was made in March of 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Barbara Kearney-Copan Source: COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8page 481 only [dflip id="8818" ][/dflip] Vancouver Sept 20th 1898 The Council held a special meeting on Tuesday September 20th 1898 at 3 p.m. Moved by Alderman BrownSeconded by Alderman ForemanWe the Mayor and the Council of Vancouver assembled having heard of the sudden death of Ex. Alderman C.L. Brown of this City desire to place on record the deep sorrow which we all feel at his premature demise and the great loss which the community has suffered by the death of a public spirited and upright citizen we desire to convey to his widow and family our sincere sympathy with them in their present affliction.Carried. Moved by Alderman McMorran,Seconded by Alderman ForemanThat the Mayor and Council meet as a body at the undertaking parlor of Kemp Simpson at 3 p.m. on Wednesday and accompany the remains to the Cemetery.Carried. The Council thus adjourned. James F. GardenMayor W.J. McGuiganCity Clerk

Council Debates the Utility of “Dolphins – September 26, 1898
Council Debates the Utility of “Dolphins – September 26, 1898

Council debated the utility of dolphins (man-made berthing or mooring structures that extend above water level) in the Narrows. Council argued the Government was in charge of navigation matters and therefore the proper parties to erect dolphins to aid navigation. Alderman Townley moved that the Mayor, and Alderman McQueen and himself be a committee to go into uniformly naming streets and report particulars to the Council. Deputy Minister of Marines and Fisheries acknowledged letter on the subject of English Bay foreshore rights, and stated that when the city has acquired the lots to which a foreshore is desired, the question of dealing with the foreshore will be taken up. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane Illustration: VPL Accession Number: 38641AEnglish Bay pier and boats Source: COV S31 715 G 05 Volume 8Volume 8 pages 482-489 [dflip id="8687" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 482 Vancouver Sept. 26th 1898. The Council met on Monday Sept. 26th 1898. Present: His Worship the Mayor, & Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman and McMorran. The Minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted. Communications From T.T. Black, asking the Council to endorse a petition to be presented to the Government, praying that a Special Act be passed admitting him to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor. Moved by Alderman McGuigan.Seconded by “ McMorranThat the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to sign the Petition on behalf of the City and attach the Corporate Seal thereto.Carried. From M.J. Barr, Secretary of the Master Plumbers Association, asking that S.A. Wye be appointed on the Examining Board for Journeymen Moved by Alderman McGuigan.Seconded by “ McMorran.That S.A. Wye be appointed a member of the Examining Board.Carried. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.Filed. From A.K. Munro on behalf of Williams Directory Co asking how many Directories the City required.Referred to the Finance Committee. [Volume 8 page] 483 From J.M. Lefevre, declining to accept price offered for 21.22. & 23. in Block 71, D.L. 185.Filed. From H. J. Cambie accepting the job of Arbitrator.Filed. From J.M. Browning declining the position of Arbitrator.Filed. From Geo. R. Maxwell Esq. M.P. acknowledging receipt of resolution re dolphins in Narrows.Laid over. From F. Goudreau [Gourdeau], Deputy Minister of Marine acknowledging receipt of resolution re foreshore rights on English Bay.Filed for reference. From Jesse Betts, Nanaimo stating that he would give half the proceeds of his sales on pills if he were allowed to sell without license.Referred to the Finance Committee. From Harris & Bull stating that A.A. Boak was appointed Arbitrator on behalf of Copland & Burnet.Filed. From Robertson Bros. stating that if the urinals were not removed at once from the Mackinnon the matter would be placed in the hands of their Solicitors.Referred to Board of Works. [Volume 8 page] 484 The following Reports were received and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday September 23rd 1898.Present: Aldermen McQueen, Painter, Brown and McMorran. The following accounts were recommended

Stempel Fire Extinguishers Offered to Council for Purchase – October 3, 1898
Stempel Fire Extinguishers Offered to Council for Purchase – October 3, 1898

The B.C. Agent for the Stempel Fire Extinguisher asked the City to purchase a number of fire extinguishers (pictured here) at $20.00 each. L. J. Cody complained that two boxes of cigars claimed to be stolen from him and recovered by the Police were emptied while in the possession of the Police. A By-Law was introduced to amend the Trades License By-Law so as to prohibit Sparring Exhibitions, practising as a Clairvoyant, Fortune Tellers, Spiritualistic Medium or professing to foretell the future by any occult means. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane. Illustration: https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/b2/e6/6e/2494e59eeb43a0/US515846-drawings-page-1.pngStemple Fire Extinguisher patented March 6, 1894 Text: COV S31 715 G 05 Volume 8 pages 490 – 496. [dflip id="8872" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 490 Vancouver October 3rd 1898. The Council met on Monday October 3rd 1898.Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman and McMorran. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the City Clerk of New Westminster, acknowledging receipt of resolution of sympathy from the City of Vancouver and thanking them for same.Filed. From Roy. W. Brown, thanking Council for resolution of sympathy passed on the death of his father.Filed. From Thos. H. Moore complaining of a stable being built opposite his lot on 11th Av.Referred to the Board of Works. From Martin and Dicon [Deacon], Solicitors for A.B. Smith, stating that he refused to accept the valuation placed upon his lots on English Bay and that D.C. McGregor was appointed Arbitrator in the matter.Filed. From Arthur Malins, Secretary of the Provincial Exhibition, New Westminster, asking the Mayor to proclaim a Civic holiday for Vancouver during the Fair Week. Moved by Alderman Townley.Seconded by. “ McMorran.That the Mayor be requested to proclaim Friday next a Civic holiday.Carried. From G.S. Stirtan asking for balance over sale of impounded horse.Referred to the Finance Committee. [Volume 8 page] 491 From B.T. Rogers asking for the extension of the Fire Limits east to Westminster Av.Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read: Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday Sept. 30th 1898.Present: the full Board.The following accounts were recommended for payment: G.A. RoeddeSupplies28.85McDonald Bros.Hack hire5.00Mining CriticSupplies7.70 Communications From the City Auditor certifying to the correctness of the City’s Accounts for August.Filed. From A.K. Munro for Williams Directory Co asking how many directories the City would purchase from them.Resolved that two be purchased from them. From Jesse Betts, Nanaimo asking if he gave half the proceeds from the sale of his pills to the New Westminster sufferers would the City let him sell without a license.Filed. From J .R. Carmichael, Victoria, B.C. Agent for the Stempel Fire Extinguisher, asking the City to purchase a number at $20.00 each.Laid over for consideration. The City Solicitor submitted the Contract for the construction of a Steel Swing in Granville Street Bridge which was approved and authorized to be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and the Corporate Seal affixed

Health Committee Reorganizes the Crematorium – October 10, 1898

Prices were standardized for burning various kinds of waste at the City crematorium (garbage burning facility). $300 was allotted for thinning out the timber along the Park Road. In response to a letter from the Deputy Attorney General drawing attention to the want of lights on the public wharves, the Light Railway and Tramway Committee resolved to go around ...to view where lights are required. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards Source: City of Vancouver ArchivesCOV S31 715 G 05 Volume 8 pages 497-503 [dflip id="9169" ][/dflip] Vancouver October 10th 1898 [Volume 7 page] 497 The Council met on Monday October 10th 1898. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Townley, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Thos. P. Stretch asking compensation for a lady injured on the tram car track on Granville Street on the 26th section.Referred to the Railway Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.Filed From the Hon. J. Israel Tarte acknowledging communication re dolphins at the entrance of Burrard Inlet and stating that the matter appertains to the Department of Marine and Fisheries to which the application should be sent.Laid over. From the City Engineer giving estimate of cost of water works extension for 1899 placing the figure at $80955Referred to the Water Committee. From the Province sending copies of their special number and asking the Council to subscribe for a number of copies at 30 cts each.Referred to the Finance Committee [Volume 7 page] 498 The following Reports were received and read:- Health Committee The Health Committee met on Wednesday October 5th 1898.Present Aldermen Foreman (in the Chair), Townley, McQueen and McMorran. The following accounts were recommended for payment:- $ A. NossteLabor40.25Jas Carnahan.Scavengering15.00Kemp & SimpsonBurials30.00C. ClarkSupplies3.95G.W. Thomas“10.00 Communications From Dr Bentley furnishing monthly Report for hospital.Filed. From the Medical Health Officer furnishing Report on fluff factory.Filed. From the Health Inspector furnishing Report.Filed From K. Silverman asking that the City connect his property with the sewers and charge up cost against the property.Resolved that the Health Inspector have the property connected with the sewers and the cost thereof charged against the land. From the Crematory Caretaker furnishing Report.Filed. The Health Inspector recommended that the following Rules and Regulations be adopted for the government of the Crematory:- The Crematory shall be in charge of a Caretaker who shall be under the direct supervision of the Health Inspector and Health Committee. The Crematory shall be open for receiving [Volume 7 page] 499 purposes between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. every week day except for the delivery of night soil which may be delivered during the night by the licensed scavengers. A Record Book shall be kept to be signed by all parties delivering material to be cremated for which a receipt will be given by the Caretaker at the same time. The

Vancouver “Has No Authority” To Pay for Officer’s Wounds Received On Duty – October 17, 1898
Vancouver “Has No Authority” To Pay for Officer’s Wounds Received On Duty – October 17, 1898

Police Constable McIntosh (one of the two pictured above) received a Doctor’s Bill six dollars for dressing a wound received while in the discharge of his duty. Council resolved he be informed that the City has no authority to pay this account. Resolved that the Police be required hereafter to insure against accident or death in the sum of $2000. This to take effect on the 1st of December 1898, the insurance premiums to be deducted from the salaries monthly. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 504 – 512 [dflip id="8915" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 50 Vancouver October 17th 1898 The Council met on Monday October 17th 1898Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From the President and Members of the Kindergarten Club, Burrard Street inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to this “at Home” on Tuesday the 18th inst. Moved by Alderman McGuiganSeconded by Alderman McMorranThat the invitation be accepted with thanks.Carried. From Goodall, Perkins & Co, San Francisco, stating that they could not alter their present arrangements re running Steamships to Vancouver.Filed. From Davis, Marshall & MacNeill asking for the repayment of $125.00 paid by Col Domville in June last.Referred to the Board of Works & City Solicitor. From Peter Atkinson claiming compensation for injuries received by his wife on the landing at Brockton Point.Referred to the Park Commissioners & City Solicitor From G.W. Hutchings etal, asking the Mayor to call a Public Meeting to discuss Money By-Laws to be voted on on Thursdays next.Left in hands of the Mayor. From Jenkins and Croft, drawing attention…. [Volume 8 page] 505 …to the disgraceful condition of Seymour Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From D.M. Webster etal, teamsters employed by the City; asking to be paid for Saturday afternoon half holiday.Referred to the Finance Committee. From the City Clerk reporting the passage of the CPR Exemption By-Law by a majority of 208.Filed. The following Reports were received and read: Light, Railway & Tramway Committee The Light, Railway and Tramway Committee met on Friday October 14th 1898. It was recommended that the following new lights be installed: On the corner of Princess Street & Jackson Av., near Zion Church. On the corner of Grove Street and Grove Crescent Raymur Av and Keefer Street Powell Street and Victoria Drive Alexander Street & Heatley Av near Ry. Chilco and Haro Streets Denman & Beach Av. Nicola and Harwood Streets 10th Av and St George Street 12th Av and Carolina Street 12th Av and Sophia Street 15th Av and Westminster Av Lorne and Quebec Streets 9th Av and Heather Street 9th Av and Laurel Street 9th Av and Spruce Street 9th Av and Birch Street 8th Av and Ash Street 8th Av and Pine Street 7th Av and Granville Street Granville

Colonel Domville Entitled to Refund for Steamer Access to Bridge – October 24, 1898
Colonel Domville Entitled to Refund for Steamer Access to Bridge – October 24, 1898

The City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that Col Domville was entitled to the refund of the amount paid by him to the City for the removal of a portion of Granville Street for getting his boat through. During 1899, the steamer ran from Dawson to Whitehorse every six days, connecting with the Clifford Sifton to Bennett. On June 12, 1899, the ship was wrecked in Thirty Mile River while under command of Captain Syd C. Barrington; a total loss. The riffle was known for years as the Domville Bar. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Image Source: BC Archives 1022507, captioned as the Fraser Riverphoto shows the steamer James Domville wrecked at the Thirty Mile River. Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 513 – 519 [dflip id="8933" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 513 Vancouver October 24th 1898 The Council met on Monday October 24th 1898Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Alfred Whitaker, complaining about the street light being out continuously on the corner of 13th Av and Ontario Street. Moved by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by Alderman Bruce.That the Chairman call a Special meeting of the Light Committee to consider this and other light complaints.Carried. From R.G. Tatlow, Chairman of the Park Commissioners stating that he had warned the public previous to the 1st of July that the Brockton Point Landing was unsafe, and enclosing copy of notice and also are sent to the Mayor.Referred to the City Solicitor.  From H.P. Shaw, asking for a light on the corner of Burrard and Barclay Streets.Referred to the Light Committee. From Davis, Marshall and MacNeill, asking what decision had been arrived at re claim of Col Domville.Filed. From Parr & Fee, asking permission on behalf of McNeill & Haliwell to connect with wooden box drain temporarily…. [Volume 8 page] 514 …between Denman and Bidwell Streets.Referred to the Board of Works. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Referred to the Light Committee. From Merryweather & Sons, London, asking the City to purchase their Gem Fire Engine.Filed for reference. From W.F. Hutchings, asking for a sidewalk on Barclay Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From W.F. Farrell, asking permission to conduct religious services in the Jail.Referred to the Police Committee. From the City Solicitor giving it as his opinion that Col Domville was entitled to the refund of the amount paid by him to the City for the removal of a portion of Granville Street for getting his boat through.Referred to the Finance Committee. From the Dominion Bridge Co. objecting to the penalty clause of $25 per day in the Granville Street Swing Bridge Contract, but agreeing to have it made $5 per day. Moved by Alderman Painter.Seconded by Alderman McQueen.That the amended contract for erection of the Street Swing and Span in Granville Street Bridge be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk

Vancouver Wants Foreshore Rights Adjacent to BC Sugar – October 31, 1898
Vancouver Wants Foreshore Rights Adjacent to BC Sugar – October 31, 1898

The City Clerk was directed to write to F. Gourdeau, Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries. The City has no objection against the granting of the foreshore applied for by the BC Sugar Refining Co. However, the City would apply for the foreshore fronting on Boundary Avenue and also Heatly Avenue. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration: BC Archives – BC Sugar Refinery c 1896 - 2011-092.3821Item is a photograph of the BC Sugar refinery site, taken from the south/south-east. The photograph also shows a recently-cleared area in the foreground, south of what is now Powell Street. Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 520 – 531 [dflip id="8951" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 520 Vancouver October 31st 1898 The Council met on Monday October 31st 1898Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From I. Herman, President of the Jewish Congregation, asking to be allowed to have control of their part of the Cemetery, also from L. Rubinovitz, asking that they be not given control.Referred to the Health Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric light.Filed. From W. H. Lucas complaining of the bad condition of Pender St. and asking for sidewalk thereon, also asking for sidewalk on Alberni Street and asking for a drain or sewer on Seaton Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From J. Buntzen acknowledging receipt of communication re replacing of new street lights.Filed. From J. Buntzen acknowledging receipt of communications, asking for a better light service, etc.Referred to the Light Committee. From Roger Casement complaining of the disgraceful condition of Seymour Street in front of the Lefevre Block.Referred to the Board of Works. From Campbell, Rannie and Co drawing attention to the delay in delivering crushed rock.Referred to the Board of Works. From the Dominion Bridge Company…. [Volume 8 page] 521 …Stating that they would give all the employment possible to the Citizens of Vancouver during the construction of the swing in the Granville Street Bridge.Referred to the Board of Works. From F. Gourdeau, Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, inquiring if the City had any objections to the BC Sugar Refinery being granted foreshore rights on Burrard Inlet if the foreshore fronting on Boundary Avenue were eliminated.Dealt with in report of Board of Works. The following reports were received and read: Light Railway and Tramway Committee The Light Railway and Tramway Committee held a special meeting on Thursday, October 27th at 3:00 PM.Present the full Board. Communications From H.P. Shaw asking for a light on the corner of Burrard and Barclay Streets.Granted. From ThP Stretch complaining compensation for injuries received by a lady on Granville Street on the night of the 26th ult.Referred to the City Solicitor From A.J. Whitaker complaining that the light on the corner of 13th Av and Ontario Street is continually out.Filed for reference. Resolved that a late be put

Street Preachers Causing “A Nuisance” – November 7, 1898

Complaint received from McDowell etal regarding, "a nuisance from Street Preachers on the corner of Cordova & Abbott Streets" (pictured here). Meanwhile, Rev E. D. McLaren (of St. Andrews Wesley United Church) addressed the Health Committee on the necessity of providing a Matron for the Jail and having a Curfew law passed.Referred to the Police Committee. 12,000 was put aside for the Board of Works to cover "amounts over expended" and to "provide for other necessary work. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Marie-Claude Tremblay Illustration: City of Vancouver ArchivesItem : Bu P24 - [Dougall House - S.E. corner Cordova and Abbott Streets] Source: City of Vancouver ArchivesCOV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8pages 532-539 [dflip id="9387" ][/dflip] Vancouver November 7th 1898. [Volume 9 page] 532The Council met on Monday November 7th 1898.Present:- His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Townley, Painter, Neelands, McQueen, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. Communications From Heofre, Graveley & Co asking for a box drain to take the sewerage from their houses on Lots 5 and 6 in Block 57, D.L. 185.Referred to the Board of Works. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric.Filed. From Geo Daniel asking for a bonus.Filed. From McDowell etal complaining of a nuisance from Street Preachers on the corner of Cordova & Abbott Streets.To be attended to. From John W. Gather holding the City responsible for damages from water flowing over his lot on English Bay.Referred to the Board of Works. From J. Barnett etal asking for a sidewalk on the North Side of Keefer Street east of Campbell Avenue.Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read:- Light, Railway & Tramway Committee The Light, Railway and Tramway Committee met on Tuesday November 1st 1898.Present:- the full Board.Resolved that the City Engineer be instructed [Volume 8 page] 533 to prepare a plan of a temporary queen truss to strengthen the Swing of Granville Street pending the Construction of a permanent Street Swing and also estimated cost of same and the piling of one of the openings. Resolved that the Street Railway Company be requested to inaugurate their Streetcar Service on Powell Street east of Westminster Avenue as promised some weeks ago. sgd.D. McPhaidenChairman Moved by Alderman McPhaidenSeconded by “ McGuiganThat the Report be adopted.Carried. Finance Committee The Finance Committee met on Friday November 4th 1898.Present:- the full Board.The following accounts were recommended for payment:- B. C. Elec Ry Co.Lights$1825.11Gas Co.“19.50G. W ChadseyTaxes24.67ThP. York“60.68Mining CriticSupplies12.20F. A. LeeHack hire4.00Clarke & StuartSupplies20.26News AdvertiserAds39.16The World“270.77J. G. GarvinAssessing on Act.150.00 Communications From Davis, Marshall & Macneill, Barristers expressing their unwillingness to wait for the return of the City Solicitor for a settlement of Col Domville’s accounts.Referred to the Acting City Solicitor. [Volume 8 page] 534 The application from the Board of Works for the extra appropriation was again considered at length.The City Engineer stated that about $12000 would be necessary to carry out urgent work. It was moved by Alderman Painter.That the sum of $12000

Curfew Bell Contemplated for Vancouver – November 14, 1898

The owners of Doering and Marstrand Brewing Co wrote to the Board of Works re the condition of Dufferin St at Scotia Street. Pictured are the employees of their brewery in Mount Pleasant. The Police and Fire Committee will consult with other cities as to their use of a Curfew Bell. This document was transcribed in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Krystyna Richards Illustration: AM54-S4-: Dist P18[Employees of Doering and Marstrand Brewery in Mount Pleasant] Source: COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8pages 540 - 545 [dflip id="8837" ][/dflip] Vancouver November 14th 1898 [Volume 8 page] 540 The Council met on Monday November 14th 1898. Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Geo.D. Scott asking for sewers in the West End.Filed From the Bankers etc of Vancouver asking for support for a Steam Ship Service to San Francisco.Referred to the Finance Committee. From J. F. Murphy asking for a position on the Police Force.Filed From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed From John Jessop, Victoria, sending copies of the Provincial Year Book to each of the members of the Council. Moved by Alderman McGuigan.Seconded by “ McQueen.That a vote of thanks be tendered to Mr Jessop for the gift.Carried From Geo. Armour Fair asking for improvements on Denman Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From T. F. Robinson complaining about [Volume 8 page] 541 Police Constable McKeown being intoxicated on Wednesday last.Referred to the Police Committee. The following Reports were received and read:- Fire and Police Committee The Fire and Police Committee met on Tuesday November 8th 1898.Present the Full Board. The following accounts were recommended for payment:- $ M.P. Morris Interpreting 2.00 F.A. Lee Hack hire 7.50 City Grocery Co. Supplies 37.23 Mining Critic “ 31.40 C.P.R. Co. Telegraph 4.93 Wm. Ralph Supplies 1.95 Clarke & Stuart Supplies 4.75 Palace Clothing House “ 10.80 Crowder & Penzer “ 211.64 McDowell & Co. “ 2.20 R.A. “ 7.55 M. Rae Keep of Dogs 7.40 Thos. Dunn & Co. Supplies 16.19 Communications From the Pound Keeper furnishing monthly report.Filed From the Chief of Police stating that Officers Mulhern and McLean had served one year on the Police Force and were entitled to a raise of $10.00 each per month, and Officer Baynes after the 15th of the present month.Increase approved. The question of providing a matron for the jail was discussed and action deferred.The matter being referred to His Worship the Mayor to ascertain who is likely to suit the appointment when the question will be [Volume 8 page] 542 again taken up. Re Curfew Bell.The City Clerk was instructed to write to different places in the east where the law is in force, to ascertain how it works. Resolved that two nozzles be purchased for the Fire Department @ $22.00 each and two rubber coats, and three pairs of rubber boots to replace those destroyed at the

City Supports Plan for Steamers North and South from Vancouver – November 21, 1898
City Supports Plan for Steamers North and South from Vancouver – November 21, 1898

Council supported in principle Captain Edwards and Frank Richards' request for exemption from taxation of certain proposed wharves, buildings etc and free water for a term of 20 years, provided they establish steamer service as they propose. Board of Works received a letter from Wong Leong & Co, asking permission to erect a small corrugated iron building for a cool house in the rear of their store at 20 Dupont St. Photo shows the south side of Dupont St. in 1907. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Illustration: CVA 1376-506South side Unit Block Dupont Street (E. Pender) c1907 Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 546 – 553 [dflip id="8328" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 546 Vancouver November 21st 1898 The Council met on Monday November 21st 1898Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.Filed. From J. Buntzen, Manager of the BC Electric Co, asking for the consideration of a petition signed by a large number of citizens praying that a street car service be inaugurated on Davie Street to Denman Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From Oppenheimer BrP. stating that they had appointed Wm Farrell as their arbitrator on expropriation of corner of Carrall and Alexander Streets and asking the date of meeting.Referred to the Finance Committee.  From Bowser and Christie, threatening suit on behalf of Miss Alvina Grimon for alleged injuries to her by street car.Referred to the City Solicitor. From Frank Matthias and Geo Thorpe applying for positions on the police force.Referred to the Police Committee. From J.C. Dixon, Secretary of the Poultry and Pet Stock Association, asking for the use of the Market Shed, from December 20th to the 23rd.Referred to the Market Committee. From William Foster, complaining of a …. [Volume 8 page] 547 … nuisance on lot 25, block 34. DL 185.Referred to the Board of Works. From F. Gourdeau, Deputy Minister of Marine, stating that additional dolphins were not required in the Narrows.Filed. From J. Buntzen, Manager of the BC Electric Co. for reconsideration of the question of the payment of the interest on the rails laid on Hastings Street between Carroll and Cambie Streets.Referred to the Finance Committee. From the City Solicitor stating that the City had power to construct sewers under the Local Improvement System.Filed. From B.H. Short of Hornby Street Baptist Sunday School complaining of annoyance from small boys.Referred to the Police Committee. From J.A. Lester, Secretary Fireman's Benefit Association, asking for help from the Council.Refer to the Light Committee. From Dr Poole asking pay for attending professionally one Griffiths who was hurt in the service of the City.Referred to the Finance Committee. From N.S. Consul asking for regular reports on the City’s Health.Referred to the Health Committee. [Volume 8 page] 548 The following reports were received and read:- Board of Works The Board of

Council Mulls Over Changes to City Charter – November 22, 1898

This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Joanne McCormick Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 page 554 [dflip id="8345" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 554 Vancouver November 22nd 1898 The Council met on Tuesday November 22nd 1898.Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, McQueen, Neelands, Foreman, Bruce and McMorran, and the City Solicitor. A number of Amendments to the City Charter were suggested after which the Council adjourned. James F. GardenMayor Thp. F. McGuiganCity Clerk

St. Paul’s Church On The Move – November 28, 1898
St. Paul’s Church On The Move – November 28, 1898

The Vancouver Pet Stock Association granted use of the Market Shed December 20 - 23. Letter received from W. A. Mace asking permission to move St. Paul’s Church to corner of Pendrell and Jervis Streets.Permission granted. Council did not approve the Water and Market Committee's suggestion that D. Madison be retained as diver for $200.00 This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives Ch P37 - [St. Paul's Church being raised prior to move to Jervis Street] Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 555-561 [dflip id="8303" ][/dflip] Volume 8 page] 555 The Council met on Monday November 28th, 1898.Present- His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From R.A. McMorran asking for permission to rock or plank Westminster Road between 9th & 11th Avs.Referred to the Board of Works. From J. L. Franklin, Woking, England making a suggestion as to how the souvenir copies of the Weekly Province should be distributed in England.Referred to the Finance Committee. From T. M. Roach drawing attention to the building which is being erected on Keefer Street in rear of Keefer Street behind Hogg Block.Referred to the Board of Works and the City Solicitor. From Hing Kee et al asking for a crossing on Dupont Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.Filed. From J.C. Dixon Secretary of the Poultry and Pet Hog Association asking for a grant of $100.Referred to the Finance Committee. From McLennan & McFeely asking to be furnished with the amount of hardware purchased up to the present.Referred to the Board of Works. [Volume 8 page] 556 From Messrs Bowser, Godfrey & Christie Barristers asking for stay of proceedings on behalf of J. Spooner owner of shed on Hastings Street which was ordered to be pulled down.Referred to the Board of Works. From John Henderson City Clerk of Ottawa stating that their Curfew By-Law was repealed being found unworkable.Filed. From H. McLennan And W.S. Ashworth applying for positions on the Police Force.Filed. From W. Godfrey asking for a hydrant on the corner of Burnaby & Nicola Streets.Referred to the Market Committee. From J.A. Lester Secretary of the Firemans Benefit Association asking for the use of the City Hall for a ball on the night of the 10th of February 1899.Referred to the Market Committee. From Smith Bros drawing attention to a Drain running through their property on Pender Street.Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read:- Board of Works The Board of Works met on Friday November 25th 1898.Present Aldermen Painter, Neelands, Foreman and McMorran. J. Buntzen of the B.C. Electric Railway and Light Co. and Superintendent Campbell interviewed the Board in regard to petition to extend the Street Railway System along Davie Street to Denman Street and on the latter Street to Robson Street.Resolved that the

YMCA Building Reports Library “In Unsafe Condition” – December 5, 1898
YMCA Building Reports Library “In Unsafe Condition” – December 5, 1898

 W.B. Ross complained about certain members of the Police Force pulling his whiskers. C.B. Macneill, agent for the YMCA building, reported on the unsafe condition of the portion of it building which is used as a public library. The Street Railway Co [will] be permitted to construct a Street Railway on Davie Street on the same terms as those contained in the Agreements for Robson and Pender Streets. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane Illustration:  Vancouver City ArchivesBu P118 - [Exterior of the new Y.M.C.A. building and Vancouver Public Library at 149 West Hastings Street] Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 563 – 569 [dflip id="8281" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 563 Vancouver December 5th 1898. The Council met on Monday December 5th 1898. Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Alfred Shead, Secretary of the Journeymen Plumbers drawing attention to the manner in which the Plumbing By-Law is carried out.Referred to the Health Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From R.J. Grant etal, asking the Council to take steps to prevent the erection of a Soap Factory on Harris Street.Referred to the Board of Health. From Thos. Slade of New Whatcom asking for information regarding asphalt pavement.Referred to the Board of Works with power to act. From John Jackson applying for a position on the Police Force.Filed. From B.M. Cronk asking for repairs to Victoria Drive.Referred to the Board of Works. From Wm. Farrell asking for a plan of the land intended to be expropriated by the City on Alexander Street.Referred to the Board of Works. [Volume 8 page] 564 From J Buntzen, Manager of the B.C. Electric Co. asking the City to grade Denman Street south of Robson, to enable them to lay their track.Referred to the Board of Works. From Mrs. Tufts stating that if the City would pay $16.00 for the child now in charge of the W.C.T.U. that they would be relieved from further responsibility. Moved by Alderman Neelands.Seconded by “ McQueen.That the sum of $16.00 be paid to the W.C.T.U. as requested by Mrs. Tufts.Carried. From John Mathins, B.P. Vance & Bart. Gosse, applying for positions on the Police Force.Filed. From the City Clerks of London, St. John N.B., Hamilton, Belleville and Toronto stating that the Curfew By-Law was not in force in their respective cities.Filed. From Philip Fewster asking for a reply to his communication re sewerage.Referred to the Board of Works. From the Trades and Labor Council, asking the Council to re-submit the $150,000 Park By-Law. Moved by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by “ McGuigan.That owing to the time of the present Council having nearly expired that the matter of parks be referred to the new Council.Carried. From McLeod and Coote asking for a crossing on the corner of Hastings Street and Westminster Avenue.Referred to the Board of Works.

Street Railway Co. May Build Double Tramway on Davie Street – December 6, 1898

This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane. Text source: COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8page 570 only [dflip id="8638" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 570 Vancouver December 6th, 1898. The Council met on Tuesday December 6th 1898 at 4 P.M. Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, Neelands, McQueen, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown and Foreman, also The City Solicitor and J. Buntzen, General Manager of the B.C. Electric Railway Co. The object of the meeting was to consider the terms on which Davie Street be leased to the Street Railway Co. It was moved by Alderman Brown.Seconded by Alderman Neelands.That the Report of the Light, Railway and Tramway Committee dated November 29th be adopted, as read. Moved in amendment by Alderman Townley.Seconded by Alderman McGuigan.That the Street Railway Co. be authorized to construct a double line tramway over Davie Street, as petitioned on the terms and conditions contained in the Pender Street Agreement, with the modification that the first right of purchase by the City shall not be exercised until the 30th day of April 1910. Amendment carried, motion lost. The Council then adjourned. James F. GardenMayor Thos. F. McGuiganCity Clerk

Vancouver Library Premises Confirmed “Unsafe” – December 12, 1898

Council granted to the Free Library the balance of their yearly budget. However, the premises [151 West Hastings, in the Y.M.C.A. building] "now leased by the Corporation of the City of Vancouver as a Free Library" from the Credit Foncier Co., "have upon examination being found unsafe and that they [Credit Foncier| be required to take such steps and make such repairs as may be necessary for the purpose of rendering the said premises safe. This transcript was made in March of 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane Text source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 571 – 580. [dflip id="8644" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 571 Vancouver December 12th 1898.The Council met on Monday December 12th 1898. Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of last regular and adjourned meeting were read and adopted. Communications From F. T. Schooley asking permission to erect a Soap Factory on the corner of Harris Street and Dunlevy Avenue.Filed. From Edwin Machin, Secretary of the Free Library, asking for the balance of their appropriation. Moved by Alderman Brown.Seconded by “ Painter.That his request be granted.Carried. From J.C. Dixon, Secretary of the Vancouver Poultry and Pet Stock Association thanking the Council for their grant of $50.00.Filed From the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works acknowledging receipt of resolution re road from Hastings to Port Moody.Filed. From K. C. Bickford, G. Stevens & George Humphries applying for positions on the Police Force.Filed. From G.W. Thomas, Cemetery Caretaker complaining about his duties at the Cemetery.Referred to the Health Committee. From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From Messrs. Tisdall and Macpherson [Volume 8 page] 572 M. P. P’s asking the Council to name the sums they require from the Government for the year ending June 30th 1900.Referred to the Finance Committee. From H.W. Kent, Gen’l Supt. Telephone Co. stating that he was going to put in the latest improved instruments in the fire halls free of cost.Filed. From Job Kelly asking for the grading of Hawks Avenue.Referred to the Board of Works. The following Reports were received and read: Health Committee The Health Committee met on Wednesday December 7th 1898.Present: the full Board.The following accounts were recommended for payment: Cleeve Canning Co.Supplies$3.40Trudgeon Bros.“86.75City Grocery Co.“95.04Wm. Urquhart“17.00J. Dodson“19.70M.E McLean“33.20J.C. Woodrow“106.74J.A. Skinner & Co“1.50J. CarnahanScavengering12.50McDowell & Co.Supplies108.94W. CampbellLabor3.00W.T. DaltonArchitect fees25.00Gas Co.Supplies10.20Chas. Hach“24.00Champion & WhiteScavengering12.50City TreasurerSupplies5.00Crowder & Penzer“52.53Pioneer Steam LaundryWashing105.59John Boyd & Co.Supplies28.46J. B. Hart“5.00J. Dodson“19.40 [Volume 8 page] 573 G. W. HutchingsSupplies$1.50Wm. Ralph“233.90Clarke & Stuart“18.95 Communications From the Milk Inspector, House Surgeon, Health Inspector and Crematory Caretaker furnishing monthly reports.Filed. From Mrs. Alice J. Abrams complaining that she was dismissed from the City Hospital without cause by Dr. Bentley, and asking for an investigation.Resolved that the Board meet at the City Hospital at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday to hear both sides of the question and that all parties concerned be invited to be present. From Dr. Bentley asking for certain supplies.Laid over

CPR Exemptions & Heatley Ave. Wharf Finalized – Dec 13, 1898

This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 582-583 [dflip id="8403" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 582 The Council met on Tuesday December 13th 1898 at 8 P.M.Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce. Moved by Alderman TownleySeconded by “ PainterThat the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the Consideration of the C.P.R. Exemption Agreements.Carried. Alderman Brown was appointed Chairman. The respective agreements were read over Clause by Clause. Moved by Mayor Garden.Seconded by Alderman Foreman,That the space be filled and reclaimed of the foreshore as shown on the plan be colored pink and that plans and cross sections showing the character and construction of the remaining [retaining? text is smudged] wall as sketched by the Executive Agent Mr. Geo. McL. Brown be prepared and attached to the agreement.Carried. The Committee then rose and reported the passage of the Agreements with amendments. It was then move by Alderman Townley. Seconded by Alderman McQueen.That the agreements as amended be approved and signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and the Corporate Seal affixed thereto.Carried. Consideration of By-Laws Moved by Alderman Townley.Seconded by “ McQueen,That the C.P.R. Exemption[Volume 8 page] 583By-Law be read a 3rd time and be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and the Corporate Seal affixed thereto.Carried. Moved by Alderman McPhaiden.Seconded by “ Bruce,That the By-Law to raise $12000 for the construction of a wharf at the foot of Heatley Avenue be now read a 3rd time and be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and the Corporate Seal affixed thereto.Carried. The Council then adjourned. James F. GardenMayor Thos. F. McGuiganCity Clerk

Officer McKeown’s Name Cleared – December 19, 1898

Officer McKeown was shown not to have been intoxicated of being intoxicated on the evening of November 9th as accused by T. F. Robinson, nor was he even on duty. All salaries due to be paid Jan 1st will be paid before December 25th. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 pages 584-593 [dflip id="8659" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 584 Vancouver December 19th 1898 The Council met on Monday December 19th 1898.Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Townley, Painter, McQueen, Foreman, McGuigan, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman, McMorran and Bruce.The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From Ross and Howard tendering on the hydrants.Referred to the Water Committee. From J. Buntzen General Manager of the B.C. Electric Railway Co. acknowledging receipt of resolution re Davie Street double track and asking if a special Agreement was necessary.Referred to the Railway Committee. From F. Gourdeau Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries asking for a description by meters [?] and bounds of Heatley Avenue prolongation applied for by the City Council.Referred to the Board of Works. From O’Brien and Jackson inviting the Mayor and Council to attend the opening of the Savoy Music Hall.Moved by Alderman Painter.Seconded by “ McMorran,That the invitation be accepted with thanks.Carried. From Messrs Leighton and Fullerton applying for a new lease of the Jockey Club Grounds.Referred to the Finance Committee. From M. Costello acting Chairman of the Park Commissioners asking for a further [Volume 8 page] 585 grant of $300 to pay bills until the end of the year. Moved by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by “ McMorran,That the amount asked for be granted and deducted from next year’s appropriation.Carried. From Mayor Andrews, H.M. Ruttan and M.S. Inglis Winnipeg Certifying that the soap factory in that city was not a nuisance.Filed. From Evans, Coleman & Evans stating that they would withdraw their tender on water works supplies if same was not confirmed by the Council forthwith.Filed. From R. H. Alexander, Local Manager of the Hastings Mill asking for free water and exemption from taxation for 10 years.Referred to the Finance Committee. From Wm. Patterson of the Salvation Army asking for assistance for an old man named Mathieson.Moved by Alderman McGuigan.Seconded by “ Bruce,That the matter be referred to the Board of Health with the power to act.Carried. From J. T. Abrams rendering an account for $800 for repairing sewer.Referred to the Board of Works. From Alderman Townley submitting a list of burglaries committed in Vancouver during the last six months.Referred to the Police Committee. [Volume 8 page] 586 From Chas Whitham of Whonnock B.C. asking the Council to endorse a resolution passed by the Maple Ridge Municipal Council urging the Government to construct a road on the North Side of the Fraser River to connect with existing Vancouver and New Westminster Roads. Moved by Alderman McGuigan.Seconded by “ Painter,That the Resolution passed by the Municipal

New Hospital Rules Sent to Medical Staff – December 20, 1898

This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Carole Wilson Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31Volume 8 page 595. [dflip id="8408" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 595The Council met on Tuesday December 20th 1898 at 11 A.M.Present Aldermen Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McMorran and Brown. Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by " McMorranThat Alderman Brown be appointed Chairman.Carried.Moved by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by “ McMorran,That the Council go into Committee of the Whole with Alderman Brown in the Chair to consider the Hospital Rules.Carried.The Rules were considered Clause by Clause. Moved by Alderman McMorranSeconded by “ ForemanThat the Rules in reference to the Medical Staff as amended be forwarded to the House Surgeon for submission to the Medical Staff with a request that an answer be given by Tuesday the 27th Dec. whether the staff approves of the amendments or not.The Council adjourned.Thos. F. McGuiganCity Clerk

Street Railway Supplies to be Bought in Vancouver – December 27, 1898

Council agreed that supplies needed to carry out the upcoming street railway contracts be bought from Vancouver suppliers, "all other things being equal." This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Marie-Claude Tremblay Source: City of Vancouver Archives COV S31 715 G 05 Vol 8Pages 596-604 [dflip id="8906" ][/dflip] [Volume 8 page] 596 Call to order:Vancouver December 27th 1898.The Council met on Tuesday December 27th 1898. Present - His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Townsley, Painter, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Brown, Foreman, McPhaiden [sic, should be McMorran)] and Bruce.The minutes of last meetings were read and adopted. Communications From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.Filed. From the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Boards acknowledging receipt of resolution re Fraser River Road.Filed. From John Hardie for Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries acknowledging receipt of resolution re foreshore on Heatley Avenue and asking for particulars as to owners etc. Moved by Alderman Bruce.Seconded by " McQueen.That the Communication be referred to the City Solicitor and City Engineer to furnish the information required.Carried. From J.S. Creason etal asking for the opening up of a portion of 6th Ave.Referred to the Board of Wards. From J.T. Brown, President of the Alexandra Orphanage inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to an “At Home” on Wednesday December 28th from 7 to 9 P.M. Moved by Alderman McQueen.Seconded by " [not noted].That the invitation be accepted with thanks.Carried From the Poultry and Pet Stock Association asking permission to store their hen [Volume 8 page] 597 Coops over the old Market Shed. Moved by Alderman Foreman.Seconded by “ McMorran.That the Vancouver Poultry and Pet Stock Association be allowed to store their Coops in the Market Shed.Carried. From Wm Ralph protesting against the contract for making bands for the rivetted main being awarded to Armstrong and Morrison, h[is] being the lowest.Laid over for Report. The following Reports were received and read:- Hospital Medical Staff I am requested by the Hospital Medical Board to forward to you the following resolutions passed by said Board:- “That in the opinion of this Board the Japanese patient named Keemule [?] who recently died in the City Hospital received the proper care and treatment while in the institution under the circumstances and exonerated the House Surgeon from all blame in connection therewith.” Sgd A. M. RobertsonSecretary Moved by Alderman McGuiganSeconded by “ McQueen.That the Report be referred to a special meeting of the Council.Carried. Fire and Police Committee The Fire and Police Committee met on Tuesday December 27th 1898.Present:- Alderman Brown (in the Chair), McPhaiden and Townley. The following accounts were recommended for payment:- [Volume 8 page] 598 Wm HarrisReward$10.00D. StewartSupplies187.00Mining Critic“9.00Can Gen'l Elec Co.“134.20S. McPherson.“32.50B.C. M. T & T. Co.“4.80C.H. Jones“6.00McLeod & Cooke“6.00Crickmay Brs.Duty etc.34.20Nelson Drug Co.Supplies3.50Cheapside Store“8.30R. Casselman“5.35 A Communication was received from the Chief of Police reporting the number of burglaries during the last six months which was filed. Sgd Wm BrownActing Chairman Moved by Alderman Brown.Seconded by “ McPhaidenThat the Report be adopted.Carried Finance Committee The