Vancouver sends $1,000 to relieve Seattle fire victims – June 7, 1889

Mayor authorized to send “up to one thousand dollars to relieve sufferers in Seattle” – referring to the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889. Recently adopted liquor by-law to be reviewed in six months’ time.

This transcript was made in 2015 by Transcribimus volunteers Margaret Sutherland
and Joy Marie Vasquez

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 3 page 36 only

[volume 3 page 36]

Vancouver June 7th 1889

A Special meeting of the City Council was held on Friday, June 7th 1889 to consider amendments to By-Law No 82 and other liquor by-laws.

Present His Worship, the Mayor Aldermen Brewer, Brighouse, Clark, Costello, Horne, Mason, Oppenheimer, Salsbury and Whetham.

After a lengthy discussion it was moved by Alderman Horne seconded by Alderman Clark.

That the By-Law be not read a second time but that it be read six months hence. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Clark seconded by Alderman Oppenheimer. That His Worship, the Mayor be authorized to donate a sum up to one thousand dollars towards the relief of the sufferers in Seattle. Carried.

The Council then adjourned.