$1,000 restored to Dominion Day grant – June 22, 1896

$1,000 restored to Dominion Day grant – June 22, 1896

City Council granted an additional $1,000 toward the Dominion Day regatta and sports carnival, restoring the total grant amount to the original $5,000.

This document was transcribed in 2021 by Transcribimus volunteer Gerald Soon

Illustration: COV Archives Item Bo P109.1
Dominion Day yacht regatta in Coal Harbour
(British warships in the background)

Original handwritten minutes: COV Archives
Series 31 Volume 7 pages 213 – 217

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[Volume 7 page] 213

Vancouver June 22nd 1896

The Council met on Monday June 22nd 1896.

Present – His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Shaw, Painter, Schou, Banfield, McPhaiden, Clandenning, Brown, MacDonald, Bethune and Coldwell.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.


From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.

From R. E. Gosnell asking for a photograph of the City.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From R. W. Clark asking for a $5.00 rate for the Market Hall for temperance meetings
Referred to the Market Committee

From Oppenheimer Bros asking the Council to grant the request of J. W Weart regarding amendments to the Fire Limit By-Law.
Referred to the Board of Works

From J.C. McLagan furnishing the members of the Council with copies of the Souvenir number of the “World”

Moved by Alderman McPhaiden
Seconded by “ Coldwell
That a vote of Thanks be tendered to Mr. McLagan for the handsome copies of the World. Carried

From the Carnival Committee and the Licensed Victuallers asking the Council to reconsider the resolution re deducting $1000 from the grant for Carnival purposes.

[Volume 7 page] 214

From F. M. Cowerthwaite, Secretary of the Gun Club asking for the use of the Cambie Street Grounds for a Clay Pigeon Tournament on June 30th and the 1st of July

Moved by Alderman Bethune
Seconded by “ McPhaiden
That his request be granted.

From C. J. Marani reporting that a bath tub had been stolen out of John Brenton’s house and asking that the matter be looked into.
Referred to the Police Committee

From J.E. Robinson etal Draymen asking that drivers of licensed drays be licensed.
Referred to the Police Committee

The following Reports were received and read:-

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Friday June 19th 1896.

Present – the full Board.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Ceperley & Co Insurance $100
Robert Ward & Co “ 100
A.P. Thorne “ 50
Coquitlam Dyking Com. Dyking Tax 42.15
News.Advertiser Supplies 26.40
Thos Clough Drayage 5.50
J. Miller Supplies 10.00
Thomson Bros “ 75


From Robert Jameson asking the Council not to impose a license on troups but to enforce the present By-Law.

Resolved that the communication be referred to the License Inspector with instructions to collect the license now fixed.

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From the Secretary of the School Board asking what was being done towards the extra appropriation for new schools.

Laid over for report from the Chairman.

sgd J.J. Banfield

Moved by Alderman MacDonald
Seconded by “ Clandenning
That the Report be adopted.

Health Committee

The Health Committee met on Wednesday June 17th 1896
Present – Aldermen McPhaiden, Painter, Banfield and MacDonald

The following tenders were received for painting at the hospital
Clarkson & Mayne $550
A.C. Lempers 650
J. Rogers 631
E. Spellman 658
J.K. Davis 646
MacKay & Gaskell 661

Resolved that the tender of Clarkson & Mayne be recommended for acceptance


From W.A. Williamson offering to cover the roof of the porch at the City Hospital etc with galvanized iron for $37

Referred to the Chairman and Alderman Painter to examine into the quality of the galvanized iron

From Miss Macfie stating that the Chimney Sweeps had refused to go to work on the hospital chimneys unless they were guaranteed $6 for the job

Matter left in the hands of the Chairman to arrange.

From Miss Macfie stating that repairs

[Volume 7 page] 216

were not yet made to the fireplace

The City Clerk was instructed to write again to Mr Phillips to have this work done.

From Dr. Thomas asking if sick Japanese from the canneries were to be admitted to the hospital.
Resolved that the Medical Health Officer be instructed to notify parties working in canneries and the owners and also the Clerks of the various municipalities that patients cannot be received into the City Hospital unless arrangements are first made for their keep while there.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-

Thos Dunn & Co Supplies $2.05
C. Nelson “ 2.85
G. Drysdale “ 4.50
J Boyd & Co “ 16.60
W. J. McGuigan Inquests 25.
Champion & White Supplies 3.25
Pioneer Steam Laundry Washing 46.51
Crowder & Penzer Supplies 16.70
H. Robertson Labor 11.25
Thos Dunn & Co Supplies 5.69
M. M. Lemon “ 9.
Chas Anderson “ 3.65
C.S. Philp “ 12.12
J.C.Woodrow “ 37.52
F. Ellison “ 24.15
C.F. Foreman “ 43.11
Cassidy & Co “ 5.40
M.S. Rose “ 14.05
News.Advertiser “ 29.01
Center + Hanna, Burial J. P. Lawson 100.
C.P.R. Co Supplies 88.

sgd D. McPhaiden

Moved by Alderman MacDonald
Seconded by “ McPhaiden

That the Report be adopted

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A deputation from the Carnival Committee and Licensed Victuallers waited upon the Council and urged that the $1000 taken away from the Carnival grant and applied for the celebration of the first of July be replaced.

It was moved by Alderman Banfield
Seconded by Alderman Coldwell
That we the Mayor and Council in regular meeting assembled having heard the deputation in regard to making a further grant of $1000 being a total of $5000 hereby guarantee the paid Carnival Committee the said $1000 on the original terms.

Notice of Motion

Alderman Brown gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would introduce a By-Law to amend the Market By-Law

Alderman Painter gave notice that at the next meeting of Council he would move that a settlement of the action now pending against Miller and Costello be made by the City following a valuation for the buildings erected by Beattie against ‘rent’ owing by him and all disputes be at the same time settled, defendants paying any costs incurred up to date.

The Council then adjourned

Henry Collins

Thos F. McGuigan
City Clerk