Ward 1 By-election Set – July 26, 1897

Ward 1 By-election Set – July 26, 1897

Council established a by-election for Ward 1 to fill Alderman Shaw’s vacated seat. Shown above is St. Luke’s home, where Council agreed to fund Mrs. Crook for $5.00 per week “and $6.00 when nursing is required“.

This transcript was made in September of 2022 by Transcribimus volunteer Lynn Shane

Illustration Source: City of Vancouver Archives
Item : Bu P671 – St. Luke’s Home, Vancouver, B.C.

Text Source: City of Vancouver Archives Series 31
Volume 7 pages 648 – 653

City Council Minutes – Vancouver July 26, 1897

[Vol. 7 page] 648

The Council met on Monday July 26th 1897.

Present: His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Painter, Neelands, McQueen, McPhaiden, Clandenning, Brown, W.S. MacDonald and D.G. McDonald.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Robertson and Hackett, asking for a side walk in front of their property on Burrard St.

Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Trades and Labor Council drawing attention to the fact that the bricks used in the Mount Pleasant and West-end schools were made by Chinamen.

Referred to the School Board.

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 Lee & Stewart’s account for hack hire.

Filed.

From J. C. Kinchant, Secretary of the Provincial Electoral League asking the Council to give ten cents for every new name added to the Provincial Lists in the City.

Referred to the Finance Committee.

From John Burns et al asking for Sewerage system west of Bute Street.

Referred to the Board of Works.

[Vol. 7 page] 649

The following Reports were received and read:

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday July 23rd 1897.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Wm Ball. Labor. $1.00

D.G. Williams. Subscription to World. 5.00

W.F. Salsbury. Smelter expenses. 75.57

A.R. Wilson Telephone Co. 1.50

A deputation from the City Clergymen and members of the Salvation Army waited on the Board and asked for a grant in aid of the Food and Shelter House of the Salvation Army.

After hearing the views of the Deputation it was resolved that a grant of $500 be given for the purpose mentioned.

From the Gas Co. offering to sell their plant to the City.

Laid over for consideration.

From R. T. Williams asking the City to purchase copies of his Directory.

Filed for reference.

From Peter McAlister asking for $100 as compensation for injuries received by his child.

Filed.

Sgd Jas McQueen,
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McQueen.
Seconded by “ Painter.

That the Report be adopted.

Carried.

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Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Wednesday July 21st 1897.

Present: Alderman McPhaiden, Painter, Neelands and MacDonald.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

C.S. Philp Supplies $20.26

J.C. Woodrow “ 39.28

James Stark “ 10.00

News. Advertiser “ 14.00

E.G. Prior & Co “ .75

Dominion Fish Co. “ 5.40

W.J. McGuigan Inquests 30.00

J. Dodson Supplies 74.85

McLennan & McFeely “ 1.60

Cleeve Canning Co. “ 6.00

Champion & White Scavengering .50

Evans, Coleman & Evans Supplies 9.63

Dr. A Poole Post-Mortems 20.00

Vancouver Transfer Co. Express .75

H.T. Adams Labor 2.00

Communications

From the Health Inspector furnishing report.

Resolved that the Health Inspector demand Certificates from all milk dealers within ten days of notice showing health of cattle.

From the Medical Health officer reporting a case of Scarlet fever.

Filed.

From Sister Frances agreeing to Board and room Mrs. Crook in St. Luke’s Home for $5.00 per week and $6.00 when nursing is required.

Terms accepted.

From Peter McAlister claiming $100.00 for injuries received by his child.

Referred to the City Solicitor.

From Miss Macfie stating that she had

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engaged Mrs. Dolby at a salary of $15.00 a month as assistant Cook at the hospital.

Resolved that the appointment be confirmed.

From the Clerk of Richmond stating that the municipality would refund the money paid for holding an inquest on one Scratchley (per Vancouver Semi-Weekly World 09 Jul 1897 p. 8) who was fatally injured in the municipality.

Filed.

From the Deputy Attorney General stating that the City was responsible for the payment on inquests held on parties dying within its boundaries whether they met with accounts elsewhere or not.

Filed.

The following tenders were received for heating the addition to the City Hospital:

Wm Ralph $575.

Smead, Dowd & co. 720.

It was resolved to accept the tender of Wm Ralph.

Resolved that the Chairman be authorized to purchase 100 ft. of 1 ¾ in. hose for the hospital.

Resolved that the City Solicitor be requested to give an opinion as to whether the Municipality can be held liable for the payment of typhoid patients brought from Steveston and cared for in the City Hospital

Sgd D. McPhaiden
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden.
Seconded by “ Neelands.

That the Report be adopted.

Carried.

[Vol. 7 page] 652

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Painter.
Seconded by “ Neelands.

That the Rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of a By-Law to fix the polling place, the time, and to appoint a Deputy Returning Officer for holding an election in Ward One to fill the vacancy on the Aldermanic Board in said Ward.

Carried.

The By-Law was introduced and read a first time.

Moved by Alderman McQueen.
Seconded by “ W.S. MacDonald.

That the By-Law to raise $7000.00 for Recreation purposes etc. be read a first time.

Carried.

Motions

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden.
Seconded by. “ Neelands.

That the Health Committee be empowered to employ an Inspector for the addition to the City Hospital.

Carried.

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden.
Seconded by “ Neelands.

That the following account be paid:

Clarkson & Mayne. Painting Isolation Hospital. $73.00

Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Painter.
Seconded by “ Clandenning.

That the Rules be again suspended to allow of the Second Reading of the Polling By-Law.

Carried.

The By-Law was read a second time.

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Moved by Alderman Painter.
Seconded by “ W. S. MacDonald.

That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for its consideration.

Carried.

Alderman Painter was appointed Chairman.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete.

The Rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Painter, Seconded by Alderman McQueen.

The Council then adjourned.

Wm. Templeton
Mayor

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk.