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 Feb 10th
Visited North Pacific & Vaccinated several persons

Mon. 12. 1900

Tues. 13th Visited North Pacific

Thurs 15 Visited North Pacific
Sat. 17 Feb.
Visited North Pacific
Saw Mr. Forrest C.P.Ry and he advised that Mrs Henry a destitute colored lady be placed at foot of Heather St. with her house – Visited this location and the people living there protest against the City building her a house near Main as she is liable to become a nuisance to the Neighborhood.

Mon 19th
Visited the Queen from Seattle & Vaccinated all the Deck Hands

Tues. 20th
Sent Doctors Notice that Small Pox regulations must be Carried out
Visited North Pacific – & Vaccinated

Wed. 21st
Attended Health Meeting and Vaccinations at City Hall every Evening

Thurs 22nd
Visited North Pacific

Sat 24th
Visited North Pacific

Health Dept Diary

Sunday 25 Feb
F Marron & Dr. visited boat at 5.30 till 9 AM & vaccinated deck hands

Mon 26 Feb. City Council appointed A. Robertson Ass Health Insp

Tues 27
Visited North Pacific

Weds 28 Feb
A Robertson commenced duty McL 1/1900

Thurs Mar 1 R Marrion – A Robertson & Dr Poole visited North Pacific & vaccinated 12 persons
A large number of vac. Japs were on Board

Friday, Mar 2nd

Sat Mar 3
Dr McLean & Ass. Visited N Pacific
RM called out in afternoon to 2 cases of S. Fever on Barnard St.
Tuesday March 6
Dr McLean & AR visited No Pacific s/s & vaccinated 12 persons

Thurs. Mar 8
Dr Mc & A.R. visited North Pacific

Wed. Mar 7th
Health Committee met & recd reports & adopted suggestions that License & Health Insp
work in harmony in regard to enforcing By-laws
Plumbers having complained they are not protected

Friday 9
Recd Instructions from Doctor McL. To give special attention to japs & Chinatown pwing to reports from Prov. Government

10th visited North Pacific with Dr. McL & Dr. Poole

Sat 10th
Visited hospital with Alderman and City Engineer regarding Electric Light Heating, operating room and new Bath for old Building. Resolved to Call for Tenders. Visited Train at Hastings with Dr. McLean & vaccinated one person

Mon 12:
Saw mayor and recd instructions to have vaccinations proclamation printed in Chinese & Japanese.

Tuesday, Mch 13/00 Dr F H McLean and AR visited s/s No Pacific
(10 persons vaccinated)

Thursday Mch 15/00
Visited s/s North Pacific with Dr Maclean
(9 persons vaccinated) AR

Saty Mch 17/00 Visited s/s No Pacific with Dr Maclean
(11 persons vaccinated) AR

1900
Monday Mch 19/1900 Dr J A McNaughton
Reports case of Membraneous laryngitis at #1010 Seymour St
Patient John Lowe 6 years old treated as suspected Diptheria
(AR called and left usual instructions)

Tuesday Mch 20/1900
Visited s/s No Pacific with Dr MacLean Vaccinated 14 persons
Mch 21
RM Returned from Victoria having seen Mayor Hayward & M.H.O. Frastier
Regarding the inspection of Boats & c – it was reported that the Boats are inspected
But that general Vaccination is not carried out

Mar. 29
Disinfected Mr Johnsons Cabin who died – from Cancer and burnt effects

April 8
Removed Fuchiya Jap from #209 East Hastings St to shack on Lane next Police Office
(Abscess)

April 12/1900
Delivered effects of Late Allan McPherson housed by Trustees of Zion Church & received receipt for same as follows – 1 Single BedStead 1 Single Wire Mattress 3 Kitchen Chairs
1 Lge Wash Tub

1900
Apl 11 Visited Fred Nelsons House Cor 7th Ave & Westminster Road today with Dr Maclean and
Found the same to be in a very unsanitary condition, with M. Nelson, after nine year old Boy & 4 months old boy the two former very sick, suspected Typhoid. Had them removed to the Hospital. Placarded the House.

Also notified the agents Kip & Maden to place premises into a proper sanitary Condition & fumigate ambulance. AR.-

Apl 13 Disinfected E. P. Davis Valise today at his office. W Hastings St. He paying expenses of same (The above valise having been previously disinfected at Nelson as Suspicious of Small Pox)

April 14Visited S/S North Pacific with Dr Maclean. Vaccinated two loggers and disinfected
Their baggage.
Apl 17 R Mannon returned from Victoria today _________________________________________________
1900
April 19
The following Japs fined $2.00 each for overcrowding their premises
C Uchida #109 East Hastings St Fined
T Homono #41 Dupont St Rear
N Hamonosura #209 E Hastings (Dismissed)
Sue Gin #307 Gore Ave Fined
H Dormei #278 E Cordova “
C Yomada #319 Powell St “
Yomada #409 Powell St “
W Oya #429 Powell St “
Nishimura #431 Powell St “
Tusdi #435 Powell St “

Apr 19 Dr. McGuigan & RM Inspected premises on Mt Pleasant and found Nelson ill in bed. Dr. ordered him to hospital and Children to the Home and premises. Closed up & placarded. This was done next day: on the 20th the premises being unsanitary

April 1900
25 condemned
243 cases of Canadian Brand Baldwin Milk – at Mr Hallidays Carrall St
Also 21 Cases at Wing Sangs. Dupont St
All disposed up to Mr Keighley Westminster under Bond that it would not be used as human food.

1900

May 4 Condemned 2400 lbs of Geese & Turkeys at the Cold Storage owned by the parsons produce Coy and Griffin Water St. The whole rendered into fat at the parson produce Coy. Premises except some Fowls
May 4th 1900
Rec.d information privately that the Car Tokio was detained in Vancouver also that the
Porter had rec’d instructions from Montreal. To be kept here untill further orders.
I reported this to M.H.O. who advised me to make further inquiries. I saw Mr. Taprell Managr Hotel Van who stated that Finlayson came there on the 5th from Orient and left in full Health on the 8th May. After hearing he died of Small pox at Winnipeg on the 12th he had the Bedroom thoroughly fumigated under direction of Dr. Fagan who was there on Sunday after the death.

Sat 5th
I went to Mission to make further inquiries and learned on the train that the car Tokia & porter were still in Vanc. Also that the Conductor was taken off this Car with Small pox at Port Arthur also a news boy. I reported this to Dr. McLean on this afternoon. We visited the Car Tokio in the Yard and found it being thoroughly fumigated. Mr. Hogg stated that Dr Weld for the Comp’y had personally given them Directions in conjunction with Dr. Fagan who had also lent them the lamp from Victoria.

May 8
Saw Mrs. McPhee who stated that her two children were recovering from the Scarlet Fever but still desquimating reported to Dr. McLean

June 5th
In company with Dr McLean visited late Car Tokio now named the Kobe. Could not grant cert. as the carpets have not been destroyed or the floors washed with disinfectants.

July 20
Visited Mr Russels House today #727 Hamilton. Whose son was sent to the hospital with Diptheria. Disinfected the same and ambulance – RM

Aug 22
Called upon PW Odlum who is fitting up a building at the South end of Westminster Ave
Bridge as a wash house and left him a copy of ByLaw 249 instructing him to adopt Sam
AR

Aug 22
Burnt by order of Council shack at side of Tack Mill

Aug 24
Visited Mr. Kinch 7th Ave and gave instructions re Diptheria Dr McL & RM
Next page: Newspaper article
Squalid Hovel Their Prison

1900

Sept 13
Chas Phillips called on behalf of Mrs Kinch #700 7th Ave & promised to pay the Fumigating a/c Oct 15/1900 $5.00

Sept 21
Dr. McLean called R.M. up at 9 a.m. by telephone and wished me to go with him to see a case of Suspected diptheria at Mrs. Llewellyns house on Prior St. I found he had already been there. Mrs. Llewellyn was in a greatly excited state and Dr. McLean had to
forcibly examine the Boys’ throats which looked very suspicious. Mrs. L was warned
that the house was under quarantine & no one was to go in or out. Mr. Wright was sent to the east end School to have the Children sent home at once at 11 a.m. the house contained. Mrs. L. also an Indian woman & rushed away from the premises – and declared she would not stop at Home. After a time she returned home at 11:30 a.m. – & a guard was placed on these premises. Mrs. L being very violent – At 4 p.m. Dr McL & myself visited these premises & Dr McL. Looked at the boys throat & pronounced it a case of Diptheria & ordered me to send for the Ambualance Meanwhile Mrs. L had hidden the Boy in the roof over the kitchen ceiling where after much searching he was found crouched up in the corner Mrs L at the same time being very violent and forcibly held by the policeman – Mrs L had previously thrown the Medicine & Atomizer into the street & Dr McL considered it absolutely necessary to send the child to the Hospital – she busy incapable of taking care of it. Guards were left in charge of the premises till house is fumigated in the morning.

9 A.m. 22 Sept
Turned family into empty house next door & fumigated the house – infected – found the
House very dirty & abundance of food in a very disorderly condition. Made all the family
have a good wash and at 12 o’clock returned to house placard being removed.

Guards on duty – Hours
William Ball from 10 am till 6 pm 8
9 till 12 9m 3
Hours = 11
20 220

W Sankey 4 am till 12 am 20 hours
Hewton 6 pm till 9 am 15 hours

= Sept
Mr Snalls child – 6 years – Scarlet Fever Dr Pearson – quarantined
McLean’s child – Diptheria – quarantined =

Work Executed 1900

Oct 1at 1900
Wrote all principals of schools notifying cases of Scarlet Fever & Diptheria

Oct 23
Owing to report given by Indians – Dr McL McGuigan & R.M. Visited Steveston & found
70 or 80 Indians were quarantined at the Delta. Dr Wilson being in charge of same.

Nov
Boats from Nanaimo inspected daily – as there is Small pox there

Dec 5th
Inspection of boats still going on

Dec 4th
Report that a Jap was dying at a logging camp at Grandview. Went out with Dr McLean & Wright & found this to be the case as he appeared neglected & starved we brought him in. Norman Franker gave the information.

Dec 6th
Sent Jap to the hospital

Dec
To guards for Madisons House from 16 Dec untill 31th 25-c
Dan Campbell – 166 hours 46.50
William Ball
From Dec 15 to Dec 31 – 196 hours
At 25-c per hour 49.50
$84.04

1901 Page
Journal of Work 67
Police Court Cases 10
Plans deposited 166
Health Exchange M H Officers
Front Page

1902 Year
Police Court Cases 23
Plans deposited 186

Health Officers for Exchange

Dr Fagan Victoria Secty prov Health
Dr H Robertson M H O Victoria
Dr F L Schug Tacoma Commissioner of Health
Dr McKechnie M H O Seattle J M Carroll
Col Dudley W S Counsel
Health Dept Sacramento US
J P Manafee Health Commission Portland

Addresses of Guards

M Lackson City Slip
Interchange for 3 months

Victoria Dr Fagan
“ Dr Robertson H. O.
Tacoma Dr F L Shug
Seattle F M Carroll
Col Dudley Vancouver
Sanfrancisco Dr A P O Brian
Portland L P Manefee
Port Townsend
Dawson .Yukon =
Skagway = Alaska

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

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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

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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 ” ” ” ”
| 6 Hang On Jun ” ” ” ”
| 8 Lang Lee Hang ” ” ” ”
| 9 Quan Sing Co ” ” ” ”
| 10 Sam Juan Shin ” ” ” ”
| 1 Wing Lee ” ” ” ”
| 7 Ma Hing ” ” ” ”
Taki Kai Premises condemnend
Hoag Shing Tai fined costs for failing to appear.

” 16 Shing _ of #11 Dupont St.
” ” Dumping filth and refuse upon
” ” Vacant lot S.W. For Columbia Ave + W Hastings St
” ” Fined $5.00 ___

June 6 A L Drake Mgr. Leland Hotel
” ” Depositing filth + Refuse on vacant Lot
” ” at rear of Premises Fined __5.00

” ” J G. Borquier failing to Connect
” ” W. C. with water Mrs_ at #315 Keefer St
Fined costs 3.50

” 7 Takeda #439 Powell St
depositing filth + refuse
upon vacant lot (Unreadable) – Jackson Ave
Fined $5.00 + costs

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1900 Police Court Cases

June 13th Hi Hing Luey 118 Dupont
overcrowding $5.00 without costs

Tai Sing 110(?) or 116(?) Dupont
overcrowding $5.00 without costs

Sam Kee(?) 48 Dupont
overcrowding $5.00 without costs

He Chong 126 Dupont
overcrowding $5.00 without costs

Hong Ching Tai 542 Canall
overcrowding $5.00 with costs

Hep Yuen 102 Dupont
overcrowding $5.00 with costs

Kwong Hang Chong 538/40 Carall
overcrowding $5.00 with costs

Lee Chong rear 542 Carrall . L/+ # 10
overcrowding $5.00 with costs

Lee Chong rear 542 Carrall L/+ # 9
overcrowding $5.00 with costs

G J Boucher 558 Carrall
overcrowding $5.00 + costs of court

Hong Lee Luey 8 Dupont
overcrowding $5.00

Ah Tuing 124 Dupont
overcrowding $5.00

14 Hang Kee 538 Carrall
overcrowding 5.00 cost

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1900 Police Court Cases

June 27 Nishimura 431 Powell
overcrowded $10.00 + costs

N Hamamura 207 Hast P
overcrowding $5.00 + cost

T Soku 213 Powell
overcrowding $10.00 + cost

T Komura 222 West Ave
overcrowding 10.00 + cost

K Matsuba 151 Cordova P.
overcrowding 10.00 + cost

July 7 A Calori _ Europe Hotel
Dumping filth + refuse on Lot – $5.00

16 Cheang- Dumping Swill
on Lane bet Howe + Hornby ch $10.00
Nelson + Helmcken- + costs

20 Ah Shing Dumping Swill
on Lane Bet Harris + Princess
Dunlevy + Gore Ave- -Costs-2.00

Aug 14 Jacob Parker 14 Alexander St.
Dumping Filth + Refuse on
Vacant Lot Opposite Premises $5.00

Aug. 20 Galloway- 15 Avenue [unreadable]
Infraction of Health

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1900 Police Court Cases

Aug 21- Tenants of Mr. Hope & Gravely
corner of Georgia & Hamilton-
Infraction of Health- given one week to comply.

Aug 21st. Mr West Hamilton St.
Infraction of Health
given 3 days to comply.

Quong Sing Hasting St East
3 Summonses Withdrawn

Aug. 25. Fred Stoddard- Cordova East
Infraction Health Bylaw.

Aug 30 Pete Larsen #17 W. Cordova St
Slop Hopper broken + drain pipe choked
given until Sept. 4 to comply-
-attended to- withdrawn

Aug. 31st Chin You rear 530 corner Howe St. 5
upstairs: non registration under Lodging House By Law
fined $5.00 + cost in default [unreadable] or
in default 30 days = fine & cost=$12.00
also ordered to register before Tuesday or summon all occupants

Sept 4 Hill Peppard – Failing to place gulley trap at rear of Premises can
Georgia & Seymour St given to Sept. 7th to comply not complied with +
dismissed by request of R.M.

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1900 Police Court Cases

Sept. 5 Wing Chong refusing to pay license [unreadable] + cost or 10 [unreadable]

Lee Deen 34 Dupont refusing to pay license fined $5.00 cost in default
dismiss in 30 day

Quan Ling 116 Howe St. W. refusing to pay license fined $5.00 + cost in default
dismiss in 30 days

Sept 7 Wm Kinch #700-7th Ave Fairview
unlawfully leaving premises during quarantine fined $5.00 + costs

Sept 7th Chas Phillips#700-7th Ave Fairview
unlawfully leaving premises during quarantine fined $5.00 + costs

Sept 10 John Batty Lot 11 Blk 38 Sub 541
” ” choked closet given to Sept. 13th to comply
(abated + dismissed)

” 10 John Mailing Lot 11 Blk 38 Sub 544
” Choked closet given to Sept13th to comply
(abated + dismissed)

Sept 19 Fred During Rear 3213 E. Cordova St
choked Server ordered to fix up
by 21st Inst.(abated + dismissed)

21st Aubrey Ohren
Dumping refuse Matter rear of
City Hospital fined costs amt $2.50

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1900 Police Court Cases

Sept 25 Mr Muskett #533 Hamilton St.
Neglecting to remove Refuse off Lane
Two days to comply (cleaned up)

Joe (Chinaman) #533 Hamilton St
Dumping swill at rear #531 Hamilton St
(dismissed)

Wing Chong #550 Carall
Overcrowding fined $2.50 + costs

Ou Kee #44 Dupont St
Overcrowding $2.50 + costs

Gun Long #116 W Hastings
overcrowding $5.00 + costs

Fung Lee #718 Water St
overcrowding $5.00 + costs

Sin Lee Yeun           22 Dupont }
Sam Kie                  48 Dupont } cases withdrawn
Kwong Wing Choy 11 Dupont }
Charlie Lee Ku 5 Dupont ..paid registration by order of Magistrate
case withdrawn

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Nov 12 Lee Wou 265 Hastings St. E
overcrowding fined $500 + costs
Quang Lu Wing Chang 226 Hastings St. E
overcrowding fined $5.00 + costs

Nov 29
Quong Yick 509 Pender St.
overcrowding fined $10.00 costs

Lee Wou 411 Pender St
overcrowding fined $1000 costs

Gun Long 116 Hast St West
overcrowding fined $10.00 costs

Yick Leung 107 Carrall
overcrowding fined $5.00 costs

Dec 14 Thomas McCormack #1039 Keefer St
Dumping Rubbish on Vacant Lot at
East End of Dunsmuir St Fined Costs $.200

Dec 17 Chong Lung rear 606 Pender St
overcrowding fined $5.00 costs

Sing Wa 536 Cambie Str
overcrowding fined $5.00 costs

Gong Chong 529 Seymour
overcrowding withdrawn

Lee Chong cor Homer + Smythe
overcrowding withdrawn

Sam Yeuk 1023 Seymour St
overcrowding withdrawn

Vancouver’s dolphins “impede navigation” in harbour – February 5, 1900

Vancouver’s dolphins “impede navigation” in harbour – February 5, 1900

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

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives Series 23-A Volume pages 466-473

[pg 466]
Vancouver, February 5th 1900
The Council met on Monday, February 5th 1900
Present: 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 City
Referred 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
[pg 467]
From Col. Corswop asking for a grant of $500 for the Military Band
Laid over for Estimates
From John Marshalsay etal asking for street improvements on 8th Ave and Maple street
Referred 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 meetings
Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by Alderman Barker
That his request be granted
Carried
From R. T. Palmer asking why he was not awarded the contract for feed
Referred to the Police Committee
From Tom Wilson asking for $500 in aid of holding a Horticultural Midsummer show in Vancouver
Referred to the Finance Committee
From C. C. Murray et al asking that 8th ave east of Westminster Road be straightened
Moved by Alderman Shaw
Seconded by Alderman McQueen
That the Communication be referred to the City engineer for examination and report.
Carried
From J. W. Gatter complaining that the city was using his land on Beach Ave for draining purposes
Moved by Alderman Grant
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Board of works and City engineer be appointed and Committee to proceed to English Bay to look into and report on Mr. Gatter’s complaint re damages
Carried
[pg 468]
The following reports were received and read:
Finance Committee
The Finance Committee met on Friday, Feb 2nd, 1900.
Present: Alderman Shaw (in the Chair), McGuigan, Barker and Baxter.
Communications
From the F. L. Bagshaw asking the City to purchase a Bryce Copy graph printer
Filed
A party waited upon the committee and asked for assistance in procuring a piece of land on which he would erect a plant for the manufacture of vitrified brick.
He was told to look up a site that would suit him and report at next meeting when his request would be considered.
Moved by Ald. Baxter:
That the Council be asked to donate the sum of $500 in aid for the Canadian National Patriotic Fund.
Carried
The Committee then adjourned.
Sgd J. McQueen
Chariman
Moved by Ald. McQueen
Seconded by Ald. Baxter
That the Report be adopted after increasing grants to Canadian National Patriotic Fund to $1000.
Carried
Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Feb 1st, 1900.
Present: Alderman Grant, Neelands, McPhaiden, Foreman and Wood.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.
Correspondence
From the Alcatraz Asphalt Paving Co re asphalt paving
From W. E. Garden etal petitioning for various sidewalks on Harwood Street
[pg 469]
and electric light at corner of Harwood and Bute
From C. K. Forrest asking for grading of boulevard at Lot 1, Blk 23, Sub 302 and for sidewalk from 8th to 9th Ave
From C. A. Godson asking for opening of Pendrell Street, West of Jervis Street
From F. T. Bagshaw + Co re supplying new typewriter for Works Department
From Theodore Horrobin et al petitioning for the grading of Dufferin Street from Ontario to Bridge Street and permanent sidewalk from Westminster Ave to Manitoba Street
All of the above were laid over for the estimates
In reference to A. E. Lee’s letter re City buying a piece of land at the corner of Cambie and Hastings Streets, it was left to the City Solicitor and City Engineer to look into and report what price would be asked for an additional piece.
From C. G.Johnson re cutting down and boulevarding corner of Alder Street & 9th ave.
Referred to the Alderman for Ward 5 and the City Engineer
From G. Collagen re two stumps facing Lots 29 and 30, Blk 21, Sub 182a.
Foreman of Ward to remove same.
From F. R. McD. Russell requesting that Haro Street be opened up West from Gilford Street.
Officer in charge of Chain gang to attend to this.
From R. W. Teskey re condition of crossings at corner of Thurlow & Comox Streets
To be attended to by Ward Foreman
From E. L. Widdicombe requesting the opening of the lane at the corner of Denman and Barclay Streets
Chain gang to attend to this.
[pg 470]
From the BC Stationary Co Ltd re condition of sidewalk in rear of their warehouse 342 Water Street
To be attended to by Ward Foreman
Re Foreshore rights on Burrard Street applied for by the Bank of BC, it was resolved that the application be approved in accordance with the plan, submitted a copy of said plan to be deposited in the Engineer’s office.
Re Lulu Island Railway
In the absence of the City Solicitor, it was decided to notify Mr. Abbott that the next set of street crossings be laid over.
It was resolved to notify the Street Railway Co. to fill in between the tracks on Denman Street, Powell Street, Davie Street and Westminster Ave also to remove stumps left by them on Denman Street.
Re Heatley Av Wharf
The Harbour Master was to be asked to prevent dolphins from being removed out so far, as to impede navigation.
Alderman Neelands asked that the sidewalk on the East side of Hamilton Street between Smythe and Dunsmuir Streets be moved out.
Engineer to examine and report
The Foreman was instructed to put cinders down in lane, Blk 41, Lot 196.
The Engineer submitted plan for slip at foot of Bidwell Street with approximate cost $400.
Laid over.
The application of Mr. Rabjohns Nelson Street for removal of stumps was granted and also two plant walk from Denman Street to 3rd Lot on Nelson Street East od Denman Street
The application of Howe etal for grading on Willow Street Fairview and fixing culvert was referred to the Chain gang for attention
The following accounts were recommended for payments:
[pg 471]
McDonald Br. P. Hauling Rock $505.83
W.H. Tait Supplies 73.41
B. C. Mills “ 38.32
Sgd Robt Grant
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Grant
Seconded by Alderman Wood
That the Report be adopted,
Carried
Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by Alderman Foreman
That the rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of the following By-Laws:
1. A By-Law to fix the remuneration for Mayor
2. A By-Law to fix remuneration of Aldermen
Carried
Unfinished Business
Under the head of unfinished business, the following applications were received for filling two positions in the Police Force: Robt Brunt, A.D. Beaton, Andrew Bell, John E. Cameron, D.C. Craig, Thos Colbiers, J.W. Doptford, R. J. Drury, Arthur Davies, Geoff Franklin, R.J. Grant, B. Gosse, Sam Harris, H. W. Howes, Thos. W. Lillie, Geo J. Miller, Jas Morrison, John Munro, H. W. McAdam, C. F. McDonald, Murdoch McLean, J.W. Nicolle, H.E. Rudd, Wm Rowling, H.P. Acklory (?), E. Snyder, Michael Savage, Geo Thorpe and J. Thomson.
Moved by Alderman Neelands
Seconded by Alderman Baxter
That the Council proceed to ballot for a selection.
Carried
After a number of ballots were taken, it was found that Arthur Davies and Geo J. Miller received a majority of the council. It was then moved, approved and seconded that Arthur Davies and Geo J. Miller be appointed Police Constables of a salary of $60.00 per month each.
[pg 472]
Motions
Moved by Alderman Baxter
Seconded by Alderman Wood
That the petition from. C. W. Murray etal re the straightening of 8th av be granted and that the Board of works be asked to carry this request to completion.
Withdrawn
Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the following account be paid: Might Directory Co. Directories $50.00
Carried
Moved by Alderman Baxter
Seconded by Alderman Barker
That the Committee appointed last Monday night to confer with the City Solicitor re the ends of Cambie, Abbott and Carrall Streets have its powers enlarged to enable it to deal with the foreshore opposite Old Granville Townsite.
Carried
Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by Alderman Wood
That the Mayor communicate with the City Medical Health Officer of Victoria asking him what the health authorities there are doing with regard to inspection of vessels from Seattle and other sound ports.
Carried
Moved by Alderman McGuigan
Seconded by Alderman Wood
That notice be sent the Minister of Agriculture calling attention to the fact that the Steamship Guersney passed Williams Head recently without reporting at the quarantine station there and entered the port of Vancouver without any medical examination which is a very dangerous thing to do and is a great menace to the public health.
Carried
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Consideration of By Laws
Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan
That the rules be suspended to allow the second reading of the following By Laws:
1. A By-Law to fix the remuneration for Mayor
2. A By-Law to fix remuneration of Aldermen
Carried
The By Laws were accordingly read a second time.
Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by Alderman Shaw
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the extra By Laws with Mr. Mayor in the Chair.
Carried
The By Laws were read over clause by clause and reported to the Council as complete without amendment.
Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by Alderman Foreman
That the laws we again suspended to allow the third reading of the above By Laws.
Carried
The By Laws were accordingly read a third time.
Notice of Motion
Alderman McQueen gave notice that at the next meeting of the Council, he would introduce a By Law to borrow money on the security of the Debentures authorized to be issued for Sewer construction.
The Board then adjourned.
(Sgd) James Garden
Mayor
(Sgd) H. W. McGuigan
City Clerk

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

James F. Garden begins third term – January 15, 1900

City Council sworn in; Standing Committees formed

This transcript was made in July of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Sara Keay

original handwritten minutes here
City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume x pages 445 – 446

[pg 445]

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 – yes, its Market – Margaret
Alderman Foreman
“ Shaw
“ McQueen
“ McGuigan
“ Baxter

Fire and Police
Alderman Wood
“ Shaw
“ Neelands
“ McPhaiden
“ Barker

[pg 446]
Health
Alderman McGuigan
“ Grant
“ McQueen
“ Foreman
“ Wood

Railway + Light
Alderman McPhaiden
“ Grant
“ Neelands
“ Barker
“ Baxter

Moved by Alderman McQueen
Seconded by “ Foreman
Had the committees as framed by the Mayor be confirmed.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

James Garden
Mayor
W. J. McGuigan
City Clerk

New Council sworn in; standing committees formed – January 15, 1900

City Council sworn in; Standing Committees formed – January 15, 1900

This transcript was made in July of 2018 by Transcribimus volunteer Sara Keay

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume x pages 445446

[pg 445]

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

[pg 446]

Health

Alderman McGuigan

Grant

McQueen

Foreman

Wood

Railway + Light

Alderman McPhaiden

Grant

Neelands

Barker

Baxter

Moved by Alderman McQueen

Seconded by “ Foreman

That the committees as framed by the Mayor be confirmed.

Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

James Garden

Mayor

W. J. McGuigan

City Clerk

City Council 1900

Mayor:   James F. Garden

Aldermen:

Ward 1:   Robert Grant
H. P. Shaw (deceased)
Thomas O. Townley (elected in byelection)

Ward 2:    James McQueen
Thomas F. Neelands

Ward 3:    W. J. McGuigan
D. McPhaiden

Ward 4:    William Barker
C. F. Foreman

Ward 5:     T. S. Baxter
W. H. Wood, Jr.

source: “Vancouver’s Elected Representatives” by Wayne D. Madden, as posted on the Internet Archive