Liquor license by-law amended – April 4, 1892

The C. P. R. will be asked to donate land for a Fairview recreation ground. The W. C. T. U. and the Barbers press for greater enforcement of the Sunday closing by-law. The City needs to acquire a triangular piece of land at the corner of Cambie and Hastings Streets. (more…)

Regulations formed for the sanitary storage & transportation of the deceased – June 29, 1891

Firemens’ salaries were raised to $10 per month ($25 for Fire Chief J. H. Carlisle). Nurses’ salaries were raised by $5 per month ($10 for matron Swan). Council chambers were ordered painted and repaired. Detailed regulations for sanitary storage and transportation of “the bodies of persons dying in this City” to be printed and distributed to each undertaker and practising physician.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 388 – 394

[Volume 4, pg. 395]
Vancouver June 29 1891

The Council met on Monday, June 29th 1891 at 8 p.m.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, Doering & DePencier.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted on motion of Alderman Scoullar Seconded by Alderman Hobson.

The following communications were received and read:-

From A. H. B. Macgowan, Secretary of the Board of Trade, calling attention that no Mortuary Statistics were published for Vancouver.
Referred to Health Committee

From McPhillips & Williams asking the City to pay over to them certain monies belonging to W. J. McMillan, against which they had a lien.
Referred to the Finance Committee

From. J. M. Darling et al of Fairhaven, and W. R. Forrest of Seattle inviting the Mayor & Council to their respective cities on the 4th of July.
Filed

From Thos H. Tracy stating that he would be here on Tuesday.
Filed

From W. L. Fagan stating that we would not accept the position of Poll Tax Collector.
Filed

From F. W. Hart stating that he would bury the pauper dead for $17.00 each.
Referred to Health Com.

From W. E. Brown, drawing attention to the danger

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of children playing on Powell Street in front of the Street Cars.
Referred to the Police Committee

From the Market Clerk furnishing his weekly report.
Filed

From the City Clerk of New Westminster asking the Council for the loan of the Steam Road Roller.
Filed

From J. T. Williams etal petitioning for the removal of the Fire Limits from part of Block 53.541
Filed

From the Chief of Police furnishing his weekly report on the Street Lights;
Filed

From Rand Bros. et al petitioning against the location of the crematory at the end of Gore Av.
Referred to the Crematory Com.

Mr. E. Odlum appeared before the Bar of the Council in support of the petition

The following Reports were received and read:-

Police
No 14
The Police Committee met on Tuesday June 23rd 1891.
Present Aldermen Hobson, Scoullar, Carroll

Communications

From Dr. Langis, asking for payment of his account for mental examination of Mrs. McMillan.
Resolved that the accounts of both Dr Langis

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and McGuigan for mental examination of Mrs McMillan be forwarded to Mr McMillan with a request that he will pay them.

The list of charges made against Mr Hallet and the list of convictions against which appeals have been entered were submitted to the Committee, and approved, and it was ordered to the Provincial Secretary with a copy of the resolution passed by the Council on March 16th, and a statement that the charges had been investigated with the exception of one or two which were of such a trivial nature as not to be worth investigation.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
That Mr. Hallet’s salary be paid in full.
Carried
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
John McLaren Transport $3.00
Champion & White Scavengering .25
Van Strantie Dog Tags 6.25
sgd H. De Pencier
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report of the Police Committee [sic]
Carried
Works No 19.
The Board of Works met on Thursday June 25th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brighouse, Brown and Templeton.
It was recommended:-
1. That Wm Crickmay be supplied with such articles as he may require at the North Arm Quarry subject to the directions of the Street Inspector.
2. That the petitioning of D. C. Cowley et al re Tenth

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Av clearing be laid over to be dealt with by the new City Engineer
3. That the communication from George Douglas et al asking for permission to lay down boards for a floor on a vacant lot on Cordova Street be referred to the Fire Inspector.
4. That tenders be called for the completion of the work on the East End Park left unifinished by Mssrs McDonald & Barton.
5. That the following accounts be paid:-
H. Lomas et al Labor $132.00
M. S. Rose Plumbing 2.50
Tye & Co. Hardware 2.00

The Communication from F. T. Mc Intosh relative to the right of way etc through certain Streets was received, read and discussed.

It was resolved that the Board proceed to carry out the details in accordance with the motion passed in Council in reference to the subject of the Communication.
Lost
sgd S. Brighouse

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Brown
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted as read.

Moved in Amendment by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ De Pencier
That the Rep Council go into Committee of the Whole on the Report:
Amendment Carried (5.3)

Alderman Brighouse was asked to take the chair but refused. Alderman Schoullar [sic] was then appointed.

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The Report was read over Clause by Clause
It was moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Doering
That the portion of the Report relating to the Tramway be referred back to the Board of Works for reconsideration.
Carried

The Committee then rose and reported the Report as Complete.

It was then adopted as amended on motion of Alderman Scoullar seconded by Alderman Hobson.

License

The Licensing Board met at 11 a.m. of Monday June 29th.
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Hobson & Godfrey.
Your committee beg to report, as follows:-
1. Upon receipt of Certificates of Safety of buildings Hotel de Europe, Powell Str. and Queens Hotel Water St. were granted licenses.
2. The conditions of the By-Laws having been complied with the licenses, as Hotels were granted to the Victoria, West Av. Grotto, Cordova St, International, Cordova St – Pullman Water St. and, also Wholesale Licenses to Springer and Mellon, Cordova Street and Baker Bros. Water St.
3. That action be deferred on the applications of B. Springer, assignee of the estate of Stevens, and Gordon, applicants for a Retail Shop License.
4. That a transfer be granted to A. C. Murchison from E. Myers, Victoria Hotel, West Av.
That the Inspector’s Report on the above be filed.
sgd D. Oppenheimer
Chairman
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Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the report of the Licensing Board by adopted.
Carried

F. W. & L.
No 9
The Fire Water & Light Committee Met on Wednesday June 24, 1891.
Present Alderman Templeton, Brighouse, Godfrey and Doering.

The Petition of J. T. Williams et al, asking for the removal of the Fire Limit from a part of Block 53.541 was ordered to be returned to the petitioners they to get the signatures, at least one half of the property owners in the part of the block in question.

The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
J. R. Morrow Drugs etc $1.95
D. J. McLean Blankets 12.00
J. Wolfe Scavenger 2.00
McLennan & McFeely Axes etc 9.40
sgd W. Templeton
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by “ De Pencier
That the Report of the F. W. & L. be adopted.
Carried

Health No. 14

The Health Committee met on Tuesday June 23rd 1891
Present Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar & Templeton

Communications
From Miss Swan complaining of one of the nurses at the hospital.

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Resolved.
1. That the Matron and Nurses be written to, advising them to work amicably together.
2. That the cemetery caretaker be authorized to get a man to help him for 2 or 3 days to put the cemetery in good order.
3. That the City Solicitor be instructed to draft, a By-Law in accordance with the amended City Charter such By-Law to prohibit slaughtering within the City Limits.
The following accounts were recommended for payment –:
W. J. McGuigan Inquests $40.00
M. S. Rose Plumbing 53.00
Palmer Bros. Fuel 5.00
Carl Olsen Nursing 4.00
H. H. Layfield Supplies 3.05
Van Steam Laundry Washing 22.10
Champion & White Scavenger 31.90
James O’Connor Express 1.50
Mayes & McIntosh Supplies 45.76
sgd. J. T. Carroll,
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ De Pencier
That the Report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried

Finance No. 19

The Finance Committee met on Friday June 26th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Scoullar & Hobson.
Communications
From Corbould & McColl asking for payment of the balance of their account, amounting to $10000. Resolved that the account be paid if found correct by the City Solicitor.

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Moved by Alderman Scoullar
That the Council Chamber be painted and repaired.
Carried

The following account were recommended for payment:-
Herman Schussler Expert Witness $2500.00
T. Whitelaw Driver 80.00
Davis & Taylor Cab Shields 19.50
International Hotel Lunch for Witnesses 11.00
sgd Wm Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Doering
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That the following accounts be paid:-
J. Romang Salary for June $58.50
E. Kingcombe “ “ “ 48.00
Carried
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ De Pencier
That the request of the City Council of New Westminster for the use of

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steam roller be granted on condition that it be returned when required in good order and condition, and that A. W. Cameron accompany it to run it.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the City Officials be paid their June salaries on the 30th of June instead of July 1st.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ De Pencier
That the following increases in Salaries be paid the nurses in the City Hospital:
Nurse Drummond $1000 for month
Nurse Woodward 500 “ “
Increase to date from May 1st 1891.
Carried.
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brown
That the adoption of the site for a crematory at the South end of Gore Avenue be reconsidered and the Committee be given further time to report.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton
That John Brenton be appointed to take charge of the Sewers paid appointment to date from May first, at a salary of $7500 per month.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brown
That the following increases in firemen’s salaries be approved of:-
J. H. Carlisle $2500 for month
A.W. Cameron 1000 “ “
J. Cooper 1000 “ “
J. Campbell 1000 “ “

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G. Evans 1000 “ “
F. Whiston 1000 “ “
H. Campbell 1000 “ “
S. L. Hayward 1000 “ “
Said increases to date from May 1st 1891.
Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws

The Council went into Committee of the Whole to resume the reading of the District Telegraph By-Law. Alderman Brighouse was appointed Chairman.

Moved by Alderman Brown
That all the words after the word “having” in Clause 8 be struck out and the following inserted in lieu thereof:-
Actual Cost less depreciation in value together with 10 per cent thereon.
Carried

Moved by Alderman De Pencier
That Clause 9 be struck out.
Carried

Moved by Alderman De Pencier
That “Two” be inserted for “Six” in Clause 10.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton.
That all the words after the word “provided” in Clause 12 be struck out
Carried

The Committee then rose and reported the By-Law complete with amendments.
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Doering
That the By-Law be now read a 3rd time.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Carroll

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That Section No 1 be amended and the time limit fixed at 10 a year.
Amendment lost motion carried.

The By-Law was then read a third time, and passed.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Carroll
That the Amendments to the Fire Limit By-Law be read a second time.
Carried.

The Council went into a Committee of the Whole on the By-Law with Alderman Templeton in the Chair.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause. It was resolved that a clause to be known as Clause No 2 be added exempting the East half of Block 53.541, as petitioned for by J. T. Williams et al.

The Committee then rose, and reported the By-Law as complete with amendments.

It was read for a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Templeton seconded by Alderman Doering.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole on the Cemetery Regulation By-Law with Alderman Carroll in the Chair.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
That wherever the words “City Clerk” occurs in the By-Law, the words “Acting City Clerk” be inserted thereafter.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
That the Clause 7 be amended by inserting the words “The Mayor” after the word “property”
Carried

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That Clause “C” be struck out.
Carried

The Committee then rose and reported the By-Law complete with amendments.

It was then read a 3rd time on motion of Alderman Carroll and seconded by Alderman Doering.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ Doering

Whereas it is deemed expedient for the presentation of Public Health that Certain Rules and Regulations governing the disinterment, transhipment, and transportation of the bodies of person dying in this City or who are now buried in the Cemeteries under the control of the Corporation of this City shall be passed.
Therefore be it resolved:-
1st That the body of any person buried in any Cemetery under the control of the Corporation of the City of Vancouver, or of any person who may hereafter die within said City provided death has not been caused by Smallpox, Diphtheria, Asiatic Cholera, Leprosy, Typhus or Yellow Fever, may upon proper application in writing to the Board of Health, giving full particulars as to cause of death, attending physician, date of death and where proposed to remove body to, and when, over what route removal is to be made, and upon payment by applicant of the fee set out for disinterment permit be disinterred under the following restrictions:
2nd Every body disinterred for removal or the body of any deceased person which it is proposed to transport for burial to any place other than the cemeteries in control of this Corporation, must immediately on the disinterment being effected or the decision to transport elsewhere for burial being arrived at, be placed and encased in an air tight zinc, tin, lead

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or copper lined coffin or in an hermetically sealed and enclosed airtight iron casket, all enclosed in a strong, tight wooded box, or the body must be wrapped in a sheet and be disinfected by a solution of bi-chloride mercury, and be placed in a strong coffin or casket hermetically sealed or soldered, made of zinc, copper, lead or tin, and all must be enclosed in a strong outside wooden box or case of material not less than one and a half inches in thickness, furnished with four strong iron casket handles, two on each side thereof.
3rd That no variation from these rules will be permitted or allowed and that a copy of same and of the Cemeteries Regulation By-Laws be printed and furnished to each undertaker and practising physician in this City.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Garden resigns council, Brighouse now Works chairman – Jan 12, 1891

Alderman James F. Garden resigns.  Hansen brothers of Montreal purchase $25,000 of city debentures. Crowder and Penzer granted contracts for coal and feed, provided that both be weighed on the Market scales. Miss Bowes requests stricter temperance regulations, also to “abolish houses of ill-fame” (brothels). Trades and Labour Council present request that no Chinese labour be allowed to be used on the graving dock contract.

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Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 179 – 639

[Vol 4 pg 179]

Vancouver Jan 12, 1891

The Council met on Monday January 12, 1891 at 8 P.M.

Present His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer, Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Hobson, Templeton, Brown, McDowell, DePencier and Doering.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

Communications

From Dr. Bodington claiming extra remuneration for going to Victoria as a Witness in the Case of the C.P.R. Co. vs the City.

Finance

From Messrs Eberts and Taylor and John Irving, President of the Vancouver Water Works Co. sending corrected agreement for the purchase of their Works. Co.
Water Works Committee

From Halley Bros & Granville Montreal requesting the City to subscribe towards Stereoptic Views of the city for the Jamaica Exhibition.
Finance

From Henry Laundry asking for a bonus of $1800 to assist him in starting a woollen mill.
Finance

From Messrs. Yates, Jay & Russell asking the City to drain the water of Lots 1.2.3. Block 32, Sub 541.
Board of Works

From W. L. Leonard protesting against the manner of awarding the contract for Rock Crusher.
Board of Works

From the City Solicitor informing the

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Council that he had tendered the President of the Improvement Co the purchase money for the Sugar Refinery Site and that he had refused to accept the amount offered $15,000
Finance

From the Market Clerk furnishing the regular weekly reports of receipts.
Filed

From A. Gobeil, Secretary to the Department of Public Works acknowledging receipt of a Communication from the Mayor re Cambie Street Bridge.
Filed

From Wm Sidelman etal [sic] asking the Council to run out Powell Street in a direct line to the East Park.
Board of Works.

From A.J. Alcock etal [sic] asking for electric lights on Westminster Av at 10th & 13th avs and a sidewalk on the south side of 11th av from Quebec St to Westminster Road.
F.W.L. & Board of Works.

From James F. Garden tendering his resignation as Alderman.
Filed.

From the Chief of Police furnishing Report on Electric Lights.
Filed.

From G.A. Owens etal [sic] asking that the lane in Block 111.541 be opened for traffic
Board of Works.

From James McPhee asking for permission to run a wire on any street on any street or alley for the purpose of operating a Burglar Alarm System.
Board of Works.

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From Miss. S. Bowes etal [sic] asking the Council to close Barrooms and Saloons from 6 P.M. on Saturdays until 7 a.m. on Mondays and not to grant a liquor license in any ward where two thirds of the people are against it and also to abolish houses of Ill Fame.
Licensing Board.

From J. W. Campion on behalf of the British Columbia Iron Works Co asking for exemption from taxation for ten years; also free water and light.
Finance.

From John Campbell Barrister etc, asking aldermen Hobson and Brown to show cause why they should not resign their seats at the Council Board.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Communication be returned to Mr. Cambpell.
Carried.

Reports

Market No 1

The Market Committee met on Wednesday December 31st 1890.
Present Aldermen Garden, and Costello.

It was recommended: –
1. That the License Inspector be instructed to give notice to all coal merchants to have coal weighted at the Market Scales.
2. That the following account be paid : –
E. S. Scoullar & Co Labor at Market $15.35
Sgd
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Doering
That the report be adopted.
Carried

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Works No 1
The Board of Works met on Monday January 5th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brighouse Brown, Godfrey, Templeton and DePencier.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Templeton
That Alderman Brighouse be appointed Chairman.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman de Pencier
That Alderman Templeton be appointed Chairman.
Amendment lost motion carried.

Every Thursday at 3 P.M. was fixed as the regular day of meeting.

The Board met attain on Thursday January 8th.
Present Aldermen Brighouse, Godfrey, Templeton Brown and Depencier.

It was recommended:-
1. That the Communication of Alfred Stegenberger asking that the water be drained of his lot on 5th Av. Be referred to the City Engineer to report upon.
2. That application be made to the Dominion Government for a site for a quarry at the head of the North Arm of Burrard Inlet.
3. That the Report of the City Engineer on Street paving be adopted.
4. That the City Engineer furnish the Board of Works with a written statement of charges against Mr. Lawson to give him an opportunity to reply to them.
5. That the tenders for wooden block

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paving be laid over for one week.
6. That the following accounts be paid :
A. Parker, Salary $75.00
A Godfrey & Co. Supplies 4.75
D. McDonald, Nicola Street 87.36
D. H. Morgan, Victoria Street. 305.90
A. O. Leask Duty etc. on pipes 115.90

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried.

Finance No 1

The Finance Committee met on Monday January 5th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Carroll, Hobson and Doering.
Alderman Brown was appointed Chairman and every Friday at 4 P.M. was fixed as the regular day of meeting.

The Board met again on Friday January 9th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson and Carroll.

It was recommended : –
1. That the following accounts be paid: –
Board of Works Accounts
Queen Bros. Carriage Hire $5.00
J. Miller Rent of P.O. Box 6.00
Telephone Co. Rent 34.00
Thomson Bros. Stationery 37.10
Provincial Govt School Tax 2546.66
F. W. Hart Box 3.00
C. C. Ralston Refund of License 10.00

Communications
From W. H. H. Johnson asking for a Bonus for a Varnish Factory.
Laid over.

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From A. J. Mouatt asking for the appointment of a New Committee to govern the free reading room.
Laid over.

From Hanson Bros. Montreal informing the Mayor that they would purchase $25,000 worth of Debentures at the old rate of $103.54

The Mayor accepts terms and his action is approved by the Committee.

The tenders for printing, advertising and general supplies for the year 1891 were laid before the Committee.

After examination it was decided to recommend the following for acceptance:
(1) Bread J.P. Blake
(2) Green Groceries R.I Winch
(3) Burial of Pauper Dead W. J. Taylor
(4) Coal & Wood Crowder & Penzer on condition that the coal be weighted at the Market Scales.
(5) Feed. Crowder & Penzer on the same conditions that the feed be weighted at the Market Scales.

The following tenders were laid over until next meeting: – Advertising, Printing, & Drugs.

Resolved.
That tenders be again invited for the Supply of Meat and General Groceries.
Carried.
Sgd. Wm Brown
Chairman

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman de Pencier
That the report of the Board of Finance be adopted.
Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws

Moved by Alderman Templeton

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Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Rules be suspended and a By-Law introduced to appoint a Board of Police Commissioners.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the By-Law be read for the first time.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That Mr. Imrie Bell be asked to meet the Council to give information on matters pertaining to the graving dock.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the following Committee be appointed to prepare amendments to the City Charter viz:- Alderman Hobson, Brown, DePencier, Godfrey and Carroll.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by “ de Pencier
That the following Committee be appointed to make preparation for the 1892 Exhibition viz: – Templeton, Brown, De Pencier, Godfrey and Carroll.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That the following Aldermen be appointed as a Free Reading Room and Library Committee viz Alderman Carroll, Godfrey, Hobson, McDowell and Doering.
Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Doering
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the following Committee be appointed on Water Works viz. Aldermen Doering, McDowell, DePencier, Templeton and Brown.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Local Government be requested to place the Sum of $5000 in their Estimates in aid of the Vancouver City Hospital.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman de Pencier
Seconded by “ Carroll
That a Market Committee be appointed consisting of the following Aldermen viz Aldermen Templeton, Brighouse, Godfrey, Brown and Doering.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That the City accountant furnish to this Council a complete return of the amount of money paid during the last year for legal advice, Solicitor’s Salary and other charged paid for law expenses during said time together with a detailed Statement of the various payments and the names of such parties as were the recipients thereof.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the following Committee be appointed to appoint an Arbitrator for Water Works, viz Aldermen Carroll, McDowell, de Pencier, Templeton, and Brown.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Doering

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That application be made to the Local Government for a grant in aid of a Public Art Gallery and Museum to be established in this City.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That an application be made to the Local Government for a grant of $1000 in aid of the Fire Department in this City.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ de Pencier
That a Crematory Committee be appointed consisting of the following Aldermen viz Aldermen Templeton, Brown and DePencier.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman de Pencier
Seconded by “ Doering
That the following labor account be paid: –
B. Romang etal [sic] $176.60
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That the City Clerk to notify the C.P.R Management that the various crossings by their road of some of the principal Streets of this City are now in such a condition as to be a source of great danger both to life and property and this Council do most earnestly call their attention thereto and ask that proper and modern gates be placed at the crossings of Hastings, Carrall, Oppenheimer, Powell and Alexander Streets, and Dunlevy Avenues.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman Carrall
That the following Committee be appointed to appoint Experts Witnesses for Water Works viz Aldermen Doering, McDowell, de Pencier, Templeton and Brown.
Carried.

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Moved by Alderman de Pencier
Seconded by “ Carroll
That a Jockey Club Committee be appointed consisted of Aldermen Doering, Hobson and Godfrey.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Templeton
That application be made to the Dominion Government to take measures to remove the Burnaby and Parthia Shoals situate at the entrance to Burrard Inlet.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Doering
That the resignation of Alderman Garden be accepted.
Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Doering
That the By-Law appointing Police Commissioners be read a second time.
Carried.

The By-Law was accordingly read a second time after which the Council went into Committee of the whole with Alderman Godfrey in the Chair.

The By-Law was read over clause by clause and the names of Aldermen Carroll, Garden, Hobson, McDowell and de Pencier inserted as the names of the Committee.
The Committee then rose and reported the By-Law complete.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the By-Law be read a 3rd time.
Carried.

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A deputation from the Trades and labor Council appeared by consent before the Bar of the Council asked that a clause be inserted in the Agreement between the promoters of the Graving Dock Company and the City; prohibiting the employment of Chinese on the works either before or after completion. The Mayor promised to lay the matter before Mr. Imrie Bell and report his decision to the Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council.
The Deputation then withdrew.

Notices of Motion
Alderman Templeton [Godfrey] gave notice that he would move that this Council ask the Member for the District in the Commons Mr. Corbould to call the attention of the Postmaster General the need of postal delivery in the City and the great relief it would afford to our present overtaxed postal facilities.
Alderman McDowell gave notice that at the next regular meeting of the Council he would move that the proposed graving dock by-law and agreement be withdrawn.

The Council then adjourned.

Signed: D. Oppenheimer, Mayor and Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk