Bruno Wall sponsored the Vancouver City Council minutes for 1900.

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Vancouver Mayor and Council 1900

Mayor:James F. Garden Aldermen:Robert Grant (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 Barker (Ward 4)C. F. Foreman (Ward 4)T. S. Baxter (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

Granville St. Bridge to Be Examined – January 2, 1900
Granville St. Bridge to Be Examined – January 2, 1900

In response to charges from the Vancouver & District Labour Council that the steel swing on Granville St. Bridge was being constructed by unskilled labour, Council ordered that the City Engineer have Granville Street Bridge examined, and Report to the Council, as to the condition of Caps, Piles etc. at its next Meeting. This transcript was made in 2023 by Transcribimus volunteer Darlene Ochotta and sponsored by Bruno Wall Illustration: City of Vancouver Archives ref AM54-S4-: SGN 893[Men and women in boat at Andrew Wallace's boat building shed next to Granville Street Bridge ] Source: City of Vancouver ArchivesCOV S31 715-E-02 Vol 9pages 426-437 [dflip id="9275" ][/dflip] [Volume 9 page] 426 Vancouver January 2nd 1900.The Council met on Tuesday January 2nd 1900.Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Grant, Gilmour, Skinner, McQueen, McGuigan, McPhaiden, Brown, Foreman, Bruce and Wood. The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From N. Hoffman etal, asking for a reduction of the Second Hand Licenses.Referred to the Finance Committee. From J. Buntzen notifying the Council that the light on Seaton Street near the Williams Brewery.Filed. From G.F. Cane claiming damages on behalf of W.W. Anderson for injuries to horse and harness while crossing Cambie Street Bridge.Referred to the City Solicitor and City Engineer. From John Unsworth claiming $62.50 refund on Palace Hotel License.Referred to the Finance Committee. From J.C. Dixon, Secretary Poultry and Pet Dog Association asking for a grant of $100.00.Referred to the Finance Committee. From Jane Birch, Nurse at City Hospital asking that her salary be retained at the old rate.Referred to the Health Committee. From the Hamilton Powder Co. asking for City patronage for explosives.Filed for reference. From Col. McDonald forwarding plans of sites required around light-houses in Stanley Park.Moved by Alderman Bruce Seconded by “ ForemanThat His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen McQueen, McGuigan, and Bruce be appointed to confer with the Park Commissioners with ‘power to Act’ re, additional grounds required, around light-houses in Stanley Park.Carried. [Volume 9 page] 427 From J. Buntzen, General Manager of the Street Railway Co. admitting that there was good cause for complaint re defective street lighting but asking for the patience of the Council for another two or three weeks until the new plant is put in.Filed. From J.C. Marshall, Acting Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council enclosing a communication from D.C. Harrison, Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council making charges against Mr. J.T. Brown and the police force in connection with a case of his tried in the police court.Referred to the Police Committee. From J.C. Marshall, Acting Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council drawing their attention to the fact that the Steel Swing on Granville St. bridge was being constructed by unskilled labor and asking for the appointment of a competent Inspector.Filed. From Mr. G.R. Maxwell MP acknowledging receipt of resolution re the erection of a Customs House.Filed. From J.J. Miller, asking for a sidewalk on Dufferin Street.Referred to the Board of Works. From Ironside & Co.

Council for 1900 sworn in, Committees Established – January 15, 1900

James F. Garden begins third term – January 15, 1900City Council sworn in; Standing Committees formed This transcript was made in July of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Sara Keay and sponsored by Bruno Wall Source: City of Vancouver ArchivesCOV S31 715-E-02 Vol 9pages 445 – 446 [dflip id="9322" ][/dflip] New Council The New Council for 1900 met in the City Hall on Monday January 15th, 1900 at 12 M?Present His Worship James F. Garden, Mayor and Alderman Robert Grant. Hugh P. Shaw. D. McPhaiden. W. J. McGuigan. C. F. Foreman. W. F. Barker, W.H Wood and T.S. Baxter.After the Mayor and the members of the Council were sworn in the Mayor submitted these following names to constitute the Standing Committees: Finance Alderman McQueen“ Shaw“ McGuigan“ Barker“ Baxter Board of Works Alderman Grant“ Neelands“ McPhaiden“ Foreman“ Wood Water and Market Alderman Foreman“ Shaw“ McQueen“ McGuigan“ Baxter Fire and Police Alderman Wood“ Shaw“ Neelands“ McPhaiden“ Barker [Volume 9 page] 446 Health Alderman McGuigan“ Grant“ McQueen“ Foreman“ Wood Railway + Light Alderman McPhaiden“ Grant“ Neelands“ Barker“ Baxter Moved by Alderman McQueenSeconded by “ ForemanHad the committees as framed by the Mayor be confirmed.Carried. The Council then adjourned. James GardenMayor W. J. McGuiganCity Clerk

Vancouver’s Dolphins “Impede Navigation” in Harbour – February 5, 1900
Vancouver’s Dolphins “Impede Navigation” in Harbour – February 5, 1900

The "dolphins" in question are not aquatic mammals, but a group of pilings arrayed together. The City Health Inspector reported on an unsuccessful smallpox vaccination trip to Huntington (now part of Abbotsford) and wanted to return with police backing. The Harbour Master asked "to prevent dolphins from being removed out so far, as to impede navigation". Arthur Davies and Geo J. Miller appointed Police Constables of a salary of $60.00 per month each. This document was transcribed in July of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Mary-Ann Capistrano and sponsored by Bruno Wall Sources: City of Vancouver ArchivesCOV S31 715-E-02 Vol 9pages 466-473 [dflip id="9322" ][/dflip] [Volume 9 page] 466 Vancouver, February 5th 1900The Council met on Monday, February 5th 1900Present: His Lordship, the Mayor and Aldermen Grant, Shaw, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, McGuigan, Foreman, Barker, Wood and Baxter.The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Messrs. Garden, Hermann and Buswell sending plan of Foreshore applied for by the Bank of BC at Vancouver City foundry.Referred to City Engineer to file for reference From A. A. Huntly, Vernon, B.C. offering to sell a bear to the CityReferred to Park Commissioners From H.S.A. Moore et al asking for street improvements in 264A.Referred to the Board of Works From the School Board submitting their Estimates for the year.Laid over for Estimates From Charles E. Tisdall, MPP sending copies of petitions against certain Charter amendments.Filed From the Health Inspector submitting a report on his trip to Huntington re small Pox.Moved by Alderman McGuigan.Seconded by Alderman Foreman.That copies of the Health Inspector’s Report on his trip to Huntington be sent to the Secretary of the Provincial Board of Health and the Attorney General’s Department with the recommendation that they be taken into consideration and that a Police officers be immediately sent to assist him.Carried [Volume 9 page] 467 From Col. Worsnop asking for a grant of $500 for the Military BandLaid over for Estimates From John Marshalsay etal asking for street improvements on 8th Ave and Maple streetReferred to the Board of Works From Joseph Roy, Secretary of the Board of Public Works sending a copy of an order in Council granting the BC Sugar Refinery Co. foreshore lights in front of Boundary Avenue.Filed From T. G. Alexander asking for street improvements and a light over 8th Avenue East.Referred to the Board of Works and Light Com From James Clark, Secretary of the V M and Industrial Association asking for the use of the City Hall on Tuesdays for meetingsMoved by Alderman ShawSeconded by Alderman BarkerThat his request be grantedCarried From R. T. Palmer asking why he was not awarded the contract for feedReferred to the Police Committee From Tom Wilson asking for $500 in aid of holding a Horticultural Midsummer show in VancouverReferred to the Finance Committee From C. C. Murray et al asking that 8th ave east of Westminster Road be straightenedMoved by Alderman ShawSeconded by Alderman McQueenThat the Communication be referred to the City engineer for examination and report.Carried From

Vancouver’s legal reps to examine public access to foreshore – Feb 12, 1900
Vancouver’s legal reps to examine public access to foreshore – Feb 12, 1900

The Fire Chief to inspect the chimney of the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. Missionary Miss Bowes allowed the same access to the City Hospital as ministers. School Board requests $80,000 for construction. Several requests to extend City water service to Fairview and to Mount Pleasant. This transcript was made in August of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Mary Ann Capistrano and sponsored by Bruno Wall City of Vancouver ArchivesCOV S31 715-E-02 Vol 9pages 474 - 483 [dflip id="9337" ][/dflip] [Volume 9 page] 474 Vancouver, February 12th 1900The Council met on Monday, February 12th 1900.Present: His Lordship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, McQueen, Neelands, McPhaiden, Foreman, Barker, Wood and Baxter.The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. Communications From Hon. R. McKechnie and Dr. Fagan acknowledging receipt of resolution re examination of trains at Huntington.Filed From H. Abbott, asking for particulars as to use of unoccupied streets for railway purposesReferred to Board of Works From I. G. Johnstone asking for improvements on Pendrell StreetReferred to the Board of Works From W. J. Dowler, City Clerk, Victoria, asking for the endorsement of a petition for the construction of a road from Kitimat to Hazelton.Moved by Alderman NeelandsSeconded by Alderman BarkerThat this request be granted.Carried From the Hon. C. A. Semlin, Provincial Secretary, acquainting the Council that Messrs. F. R. Stewart and Robert Martin were appointed members of the Licensing BoardFiled From A. F. Griffiths asking for improvements past Block 22 & L. 200a.Referred to the Board of Works From J. H. McFarland withdrawing his application for the privilege of operating a District Messenger Service in the City.Filed From F. M. Cowperthwaite, acting Secretary of the School Board, asking for the submission of a By Law to raise $80,000 for school purposes.Referred to the Finance Committee [Volume 9 page] 475 From R. Connacher asking for the opening up of the lane through Block A, 156 on 264 A.Referred to the Board of Works From John Day etal asking for the extension of the Water System to FairviewReferred to the Water Committee From J. B. Dougan etal, asking for water on Ontario Street and 15th AveReferred to the Water Committee From Mayor Garden, enclosing correspondence re examination of Sound Boats at Victoria showing that all precautions were being taken.FiledFrom F. M. Cowperthwaite, Secretary of the School Board, calling the attention of the Council to proposed amendments to the School Act. Moved by Alderman NeelandsSeconded by Alderman ForemanThat the Committee appointed to go to Victoria in connection with the City Charter interview the Provincial Government in reference to the School Bill with a view of having the maximum average attendance allowed in the cities of the second class increased.Carried Reports Special Committee The Special Committee appointed to look into the Old Granville Foreshore question held its first meeting on Tues, Feb 6th, 1900.Present: His Lordship, the Mayor and Aldermen McQueen, Neelands, Baxter, Foreman, Barker, and the City Solicitor.After fully discussing the various points raised in the matter, the City Solicitor was instructed to obtain

1900 Vancouver Police Court proceedings re Board of Health matters
1900 Vancouver Police Court proceedings re Board of Health matters

Police Court Cases regarding the Board of Health Vancouver, Jan-Dec 1900 original handwritten proceedings here This transcript was made in 2018 by Transcribimus volunteers Maria Klukova and Brenda Chapman [page 1] 1900 Police Court Cases January 1900 = Swissenger – Breaking Quar” Convicted January 1900 Kilby Failing to report Inf (Infectious) desease Conv. (Convicted) January 1900 Hardie Failing to report Inf (Infectious) desease Conv. (Convicted) January 1900 Johnson Failing to report Inf (Infectious) desease Conv. (Convicted) January 1900 Beckwith Inf. Health By Law. Conv. (Convicted) January 1900 B. C. R. Coy Inf Health By Law Conv. (Convicted) January 1900 He Chong Inf Health By Law. Friday Adj? (Adjourned?) January 1900 Chan “not sure orz?” Inf Health By Law. Friday Conv. (Convicted) Feb 5? He Chong. Health By Law Conv. Costs Feb 7 Abe Fow. Health. – Conv. 5 dol (dollars) + Costs Feb. 9th Fitzpatricks – re rubbish – 5 dols (dollars) fine Feb_ 9th _ Mc Donnald _ Manure _ Conv Feb _ 19th _ Meihle – Inf Health Withdrawn – March – April 3 Chas Henry #910 Westminster Avenue April 3 Slaughtering Pig – Fined Costs 2.50 April 3 Saml Harris #44 W Hastings St. April 3 depositing Refuse (dismissed) April 18 Edward Barrett Manager for J A Christies Smoked Fish Factory foot of Hornby St. False Creek Fined Costs $2.50 of Court for Dumping fish into False Creek April 20 Hamill & Gladwin Pleads Guilty Failing to Connect Lot 22 Blk 9/ Sub 196/ Complied with + withdrawn [page 2] 1900 Police Court Cases April 27 Nishimura #1214 Seymour St. Overcrowding – $5.00 and Costs K Fughi #411 Abbott St. Overcrowding – $5.00 and Costs 2nd Offence I Homono Rear #41 Dupont St. Overcrowding – $10.00 and Costs 2nd Offence H. Uchida #109 East Hastings Overcrowding – $10.00 and Costs K Matsuba East Cordova St. Overcrowding – $5.00 and Costs 2nd Offence Dormci #278 East Cordova St. Overcrowding – $10.00 and Costs Ishikawa #331 Powell St. Overcrowding – $5.00 and Costs 2nd Offence C Yomada #415 – Powell St. Overcrowding – $10.00 and Costs 2nd Offence W Oya #429 Powell St. Front Overcrowding – $10.00 and Costs 2nd Offence W Oya #429 Powell St. Rear Overcrowding – $10.00 and Costs 2nd Offence Nishimura #431 Powell St. Overcrowding – $10.00 and Costs 2nd Offence Iusdi #435 Powell St. Overcrowding – $10.00 and Costs OKati Rear #11 East Hastings St. Refuse Under Premises – + no Sink accomonodation Law complied with and case dismissed May 17/1900 – May – 1900 May 15 Kai Chinaman May 15 Dumping Vegetable Refuse on May 15 Lot – Rear City Hall $5.00 + Costs [page 3] 1900 Police Court May 14 Taki Kai-Rear #108 Dupont Not Registering Lodging House Hoag Shing Tai Co Lodging House #542 Cornwall St Lodging House Stores | 2 Tai Quay #550 Cornwall St Registered (and) # is missed | 3 Sang Lee " " " " | 4 Jak Lee " " " " | 5 Ah Sing

Vancouver Board of Health record of work done – 1900

This document was transcribed by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon in June of 2018. original handwritten records here 1900 Work done by Health Dept January 20th 1900 Sent copies of Treatise on Tuberculosis to all the Schools. Attended court regarding Beckwiths Case Inquired into 2 cases of Chicken Pox on Keefer St. Jan. 22 Attended Court regarding M.C. Market Compy Inf of Health ByLaw on Carrell St Sent Notice forms regarding Inf disease to all the Schools Jan. 23 Made inquiries regarding arrival of trains and Boats from American points. Suspected & known to have Small pox. Also had notice inserted in Newspapers requiring Children to be vaccinated in this City. Attended several police court Cases. Jan. 24 Met Train at Hastings and Vaccinated 9 passengers from Seattle paid Railway fare under protest from Hastings into City. Jan. 25 Met North Pacific Steamer & examined passengers. A number of Children vaccinated by Dr. McLean. Met train at Hastings and Vaccinated several passengers & refused to pay any more railway fares. 1900 Jan. 26 Vaccinations at City Hall. Interviewed Dr. Fagan at City Hall and he strongly advised precautions to be Taken to guard against Small Pox. Met Train at Hastings & Vaccinated 3 persons Sat. Jan 27 Insp. North Pacific & vaccinated 3 – recd Infomration from Dr. McGuigan that Dr. Farish Is posted at the Boundry line Asked & recd permission to have temporary assistance Until an appointment is made. Wed. 31st Jan Saw post office Authorities and gave directions for getting up Vault for fumigating Purposes – as it is considered there is danger from the Orient from Bubonic plague. This To be done at the expense of Dominion Authorities. Saw Mr Townly and obtained passes for Dr. McGuigan & Info to Visit Boundry – to see how new Inspection is carried out. Thurs. Feb 1, 1900 Insp. North Pacific & Vaccinated 13 persons Still vaccinating children every Evening. Dr. McLean reported man from No 6 Cabin had been sent to hospital Steamer Guernsey in Harbour – Inspected having yellow flag City notified P Government that some vessels pass Albert Head Quarantine – and come Into this harbor Friday, Feb. 2nd Attended Court re He Chong – Health ByLaw Helped vaccinate 70 – Sat 3rd F. Marrion & Dr. MacLean met North Pacific & vaccinated 20 persons Dr. McGuigan & R. Marrion visited Sumas and observed what prov. Insp was doing in the way of inspection, disinfection & e. Mon 5th 1900 Inspected Lodging houses & laid information against the Chinamen Tues 6 Feb Attended Court against the Chinamen also Mukle Bro infrac. Health By Law Insp. North Seattle & Vaccinated several persons. Vaccination still going on in City Hall. Wed. 7th Visited with Health Committee the Crematory & Slaughter Houses & came to conclusion Same wanted repairs to brick work at Crematory Attended Health Meeting Thurs. 8th Attended vaccinations at City Hall, North Pacific & notified Scool Principals that the Law regarding Vaccination must be carried out Sat