10 per cent of proceeds from the Jockey Club’s Fall Meet need not be paid to the City if it is used instead to improve the grounds. $500 was voted toward the Salvation Army for food and shelter. R. Casselman complained that fishermen were dumping rotten salmon on the beach near the lime kilns.
The Y. W. C. A. was granted the use of the Market Hall for a magic lantern lecture*. The lantern shown above is from the Museum of Vancouver online history collection. The Health Committee recommended help for Mrs. Crook, a destitute woman with four children, and for Mr. J. A. Reid, formerly the Pound Keeper, who needed an artificial leg.
An agreement for street railway on Pender, Georgia and Denman was reviewed (photo shows streetcar on Robson Street). James Armstrong refused permission to graze cows on Fairview. A new Heath Officer to be appointed at salary of $40 per month. Council informed some Toronto investors that the city of Vancouver would not give them a bonus for building a bicycle factory, only a tax exemption for a limited number of years.
The Smelter Committee reported, “[it] does not feel justified in recommending Mr Selover’s proposal to the serious consideration of the City Council at the present time.”