Lepers to be moved to Darcy Island – November 16, 1891

Vancouver’s share of the cost of the Darcy Island leprosy quarantine will be 2/7, Victoria’s will be 5/7. W.J. Hogg wrote to request that the Sunday Closing By-Law be enforced. D.J. McLean awarded contract for supplying waterproof overcoats for the police force at a cost of $9.00 each. License Inspector authorized to purchase dog tags for next year’s use.

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and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 566-573

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Vancouver Nov 16th 1891
The Council met on Monday November 16th 1891
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, Godfrey, Hobson, Wm Brown, McDowell, C.L. Brown and Doering.

The Minutes of last meetings were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read:-
From Rand Bros. drawing attention to the condition of the drain in front of the Hotel Metropole.
Referred to the Board of Works.

From J.L. Franklin, Secretary to the City Band asking that the Council arrange re Bank practises in basement of the Market building.
Referred to Market Committee

From Dr. Bredemeyer asking the City to purchase his mineral collection.
Referred to the Finance Committee.

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

From Drs. Bell-Irving and Thomas reporting on the Lepers.

Referred to Health Committee

From W.J. Hogg asking that the Sunday Closing By-Law be enforced.
Referred to Police Committee

From Andrew Engle claiming $500 for coming to Vancouver on the strength of a telegram re crematory.
Referred to Crematory Committee

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From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.
Filed

From R.B. Taylor et al asking for a 4 ft sidewalk on 11th Av.
Referred to Board of Works.

From J. Gosse et al asking for a sidewalk on Lorne Street.
Referred to Board of Works.

From A.H.B. McGowan, asking for the grant to the reading room to be paid over.
Referred to Finance Committee

From H. Abbott stating that he was unable to attend the meeting re lepers.
Filed.

From C. D. Rand Secretary to Gas Co withdrawing from sale the Gas Works.
Referred to committee having matter in hand.

The following Reports were received and read.

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 13th 1891. Present Aldermen Scoullar, Brown and Hobson. It was recommended:-
1. That the City Treasurer be authorized to deposit a cheque for $50 with the Customs House as a guarantee for the payment of the duty on the jaws of the rock crusher.

2. That the following accounts be paid:-
John McDowell Expenses to Victoria $24.00
A.W. Scoullar “ 24.00
sgd Wm Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

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The Police Committee met on Tuesday November 10th 1891.
Present Aldermen Hobson (in the Chair) Carroll, Scoullar and C.L. Brown.
It was recommended:-
1. That D. J. McLean be awarded the contract for supplying the police force with water proof over coats as per sample 229A price $9.00 each and that the chief receive one same, as sample 18215 price $12.50.

2. That J. J. Bower be appointed Pound Keeper at a salary of $50.00 and fees.

3. That the following accounts be paid:-
H. Eligh Milk $1.70
Dr. Bell-Irving Medical Attendance 12.50
Hayes & McIntosh Meat 24.40
H. McDowell & Co Oil .25
J. P. Blake Bread 23.90
Daily Telegram Letter Heads 4.00

4. That the License Inspector be authorized to purchase dog tags for next year’s use and that nine buckets be purchased for Jail use.

5. That Smith and Kidd be allowed to use the lanes but not the streets for wood cutting purposes and that the be required to furnish a bond to the amount of $100.00 as a guarantee that they will leave no refuse after they get through.

6. That Tupper Thomson & Co’s application to use the corner of Abbott & Hastings St. as an express stand cannot be entertained as they are not licensed draymen.

7. That Champion and White and their Bondsmen be notified that the penalty set forth

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in their bond will be enforced for failing to carry out the instructions of the Health Inspector as required under the Public Health By-Law and that their license be cancelled as per advice of the City Solicitor.
sgd D.G. Hobson
Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Doering
That clause 7 be struck out.
Carried.
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the balance of the Report be adopted.
Carried.
Water Works Committee

The Water Works Committee met on Tuesday November 10th 1891.
Present Aldermen Scoullar, Wm Brown and Templeton.

A communication was received from B.T. Rogers manager of the B.C. Sugar Refinery stating that his Company was entitled to free water from the 1st of August.

Resolved
That Mr. Rogers be communicated with and informed that as the City in not yet in possession of the Water Works they cannot comply with his Request.

That the City Engineer be empowered to receive and take delivery on behalf of the City at the time money is paid over of the plant and property of the Water Works Co. as contained in the list handed in by the Company to the Arbitrators.

That Mr. Salsbury be requested to examine

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into the accounts of the Water Works Co. since the 1st of August with a view of ascertaining the amount payable to the City.
sgd A.W. Scoullar
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the report be adopted.
Carried.
Report
of
Special Committee re Lepers
To the Aldermen
City of Vancouver
Gentlemen
The Special Committee appointed by this Council has the pleasure of meeting the deputation from the Council of the City of Victoria, consisting of Aldermen Holland, Renouf, and Munn (Sanitary Committee) and Alderman Robertson accompanied by Dr. Milne, Health officer and Joshua Davies Esq., President of the Jubilee Hospital Board.
Aldermen Gifford and Kennedy of New Westminster were also present at the meeting.
The Mayor welcomed the deputations and on behalf of this City thanked the Council for Victoria for the prompt and neighbourly manner in which it had acted in this matter.
After full discussing the question it was decided that the most desirable method would be for this City to erect the necessary building and provide the equipment and that the combined Cities should afterwards share the cost of the establishment each paying an equal shore of the cost of maintenance which in the present circumstance would be Victoria

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two five sevenths and Vancouver two sevenths of the Whole amount.

Your Committee would respectfully put forth this proportion to the Council for its favorable consideration and acceptance.
Sgd. D Oppenheimer, Mayor
“ A.W. Scoullar
“ D.G. Hobson
“ J.T. Carroll
Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown.
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the Council endorses the proposals contained in the report of the Special Committee for the disposal of the two lepers now in this City and authorizes the Committee to carry out all the details in connection with their removal and domiciling on Darcy Island.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the names of the applicants for Police Magistrate be read.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Doering
That his Worship the Mayor be requested to call a Special Meeting of the Council on Wednesday at 3 p.m. for the purpose of appointing a Police Magistrate for this City and that in the meantime the City Clerk be instructed to

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receive all applications that may be presented to him for presentation to the Council.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Council proceed to ballot for the appointment.
Amendment lost, motion carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Doering
That the following accounts be paid:-
Wm Tierney Nelson St. grading $919.41
E. Myers Block 62 & 72. 541 Lanes $157.63
E.C. Britton Melville St 266.00
W.D. Hobson Homer St. 462.16
A.D. McDonald Box drains 389.74
W.G. Fraser Prior St 30.80
W.D. Hobson Lanes 24.5l8.66.74.73.83 650.03
M. McIntyre 9th Av. 91.25
W.H. Kendall Rock 890.37
Vancouver Elec Ry & Light Co. Fares 10.00
McLennan & FcFeely Hardware 13.95
D. McGillivray Repairs 39.68
do Cambie St. Bridge 1950.00
Daily Telegram Letter Heads 9.50
John Telford Box drains 220.57
H. Lomas et al Labor 520.00
Van City Foundry Supplies 78.75
W.D. Hobson Granville St. Bridge 920.00

Carried
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the tenders for Slack Coal be opened.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the tenders be re

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ferred to the Board of Health to examine into the qualities of the coal, and report to Council.
Carried.
The Council then adjourned.
C.L. Brown
Chairman
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Council to meet with Victoria City Council to decide the leper matter – November 13, 1891

A committee was appointed to meet with representatives from Victoria to establish a jointly-funded leprosy quarantine facility.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 page 565 only

[Vol. 4, pg. 565]

November 13, 1981
A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Friday November 13th 1891.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Wm Brown and C. L. Brown.

The object of the meeting was to discuss the Leper matter.

A deputation from the City Council of Victoria was expected to arrive next day, and it was decided that a joint meeting should be held with a view of coming to an arrangement between the two cities towards bearing the expense of the Keep of the lepers in both Cities.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown.
Seconded by “ Hobson.
That his Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Templeton and Scoullar be appointed to wait upon the Victoria Deputation to confer with them upon the Leper matter.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thomas F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Leprosy correspondence to be made public – November 9, 1891

All correspondence between the City, the Dominion Government and the C.P.R. regarding the leper cases to be published. City Market hall rented for a Temperance lecture for the sum of $10. City Hall to be re-insured for $5,000 over 3 years at a premium of $400.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 558-564

Vancouver, November 9, 1891
Vol. 4, pg. 558

The Council met on Monday, November 9, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carrall, Brighouse, Scoullar Hobson, Templeton, Wm. Brown and McDowell.
The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read:

From H. Abbott, notifying the Council to remove the lepers from the shack where they are now confined.
Referred to Board of Health

From B.T. Rogers, Manager of the Sugar Refinery, asking for a return of all monies paid for water since August 1, 1891.

From Dr. Brydone-Jack and J.A. Shearet, asking for the Market Hall for a Temperance lecture on the 13th inst. for a fee of $10.00.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the prayer of the petitioners be granted.
Carried

From E.V. Chambers asking for a sidewalk on 7th Avenue from Block 100 to Block 97.
Referred to Board of Works

From Geo. Palloy asking that the sidewalk be widened on Gore Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

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From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights.
Filed

From L. McLean et al asking for the opening of 8th Avenue one block west of Centre Street.
Referred to Board of Works

From J.A. Fulton, Secretary of the Trades and Labour Council, asking the Council the push the settlement of the leper question.
Referred to Health Committee

From Smith and Kidd asking for permission to cut wood on the streets and lanes.
Referred to Police Committee

From J. Duff Stuart asking for the Market Hall for a free lecture on Saturday evening.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Hall be granted for the sum of $10.00.
Carried

From the St. Andrews Society asking the Market Hall for the 30th inst.
Referred to Market Committee

The following reports were received and read:

FINANCE

The Finance Committee met on Friday November 6th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Carrall, and Scoullar

A communication was received from Dr. Bredemeyer offering his mineral collection to the City for a stated sum. The City Solicitor advised that the City had not the power under the Charter to expend money for such purpose.

Vol. 4, pg. 560

It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
Telephone Co. $ 22.80
C.P. Telegraph Co. 8.35
A. St. G. Hamersley, Law Costs 75.00

2) That the City Hall be reinsured in the Companies represented by Mr. H.S. Ceperley for 3 years for $5000.00 at a premium of 4 per cent.
Signed W. Brown, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

HEALTH
The Health Committee met on Wednesday, November 4th, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carrall, Templeton, McDowell and Scoullar.
It was recommended:

1) That the present scavengers be instructed by the Health Inspector to hand all the garbage etc. to the Crematory.

2) That the appointment of Messrs. Champion and White as Caretaker of the Crematory be confirmed in accordance with their tender for same; their duties to commence November 6th and that one of them perform day duty and the other night duty until further orders.

3) That the scavengers while at the Crematory be under the direct control of the man on duty in charge of same; they to deposit their loads where and in what manner he …

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… shall direct.

4) That this Committee report being fully satisfied with the test of the crematory made in accordance with the resolution of Council and that the crematory be accepted from the builder upon the Certificate of the Sanitary Engineer of this City being filed in accordance with the terms of an agreement entered into between the Corporation and the Crematory Co.

5) That a Committee existing of Aldermen McDowell and Templeton, the City Solicitor and the Health Inspector be appointed with the view of conferring with the present licensed scavengers to see what arrangements can be made with them as to purchasing their plant and taking over from them their scavengering business.

6) That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for delivering at the crematory one scow load of black coal at so much per ton, said coal to be delivered at the crematory within one week from the acceptance of tender.

7) That the Health Inspector instruct the crematory caretakers and Licensed Scavengers in accordance with the resolutions passed at this meeting.

8) That the following accounts be paid:
A. Lanvill et al Guarding Lepers $ 67.50
Mrs. Connolly, Washing 11.95

The Health Committee met on Monday, November 9, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carrall, McDowell, Scoullar and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1) That Alderman McDowell be authorized to purchase a suit of clothes for John…

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… Morney at the City Hospital, price not to exceed $20.00.

2) That the following accounts be paid:
Hudson’s Bay Co, Supplies $ 18.75
Alex McDonald, Labor 1.15
Palmer Bros., Supplies 1.05
F.W. Hart, Burial 15.00
J.R. Morrow, Supplies 143.86
R. C. Winch, Supplies 17.03
Mrs. Eaton, Nursing 47.50
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 5.50

3) That tenders be invited for the heating and ventilating of the new wing of the City Hospital; tenderers to submit plans and details with tender.
J.T. Carrall, Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday, November 5th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Wm. Brown, Ch. Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:

1) That the lane in Block 30, 185 be graded by the chain gang as soon as possible.

2) That the City Engineer be empowered to have Seymour Street on the east side from Nelson to Smithe sidewalked without calling for tenders.

3) That the City Engineer be empowered….

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… to act upon the petition of Joseph Coupland et al for the gravelling and sidewalking of Seymour Street from Robson to Pacific.

4) That the following accounts be paid:
J.M.O. Toole, speaking tube $ 6.50
D.H. Morgan, 7th Avenue 98.97
Davis & Taylor, Sign 2.75
M. McIntyre, Lane Block 105 154.60
W.S. Cook, Keefer Street 99.60
W.G. Fraser, Campbell Avenue 40.40
J. Hartney, 11th Avenue 219.98
T. Veitch, delivering rock 218.09
H.H. Spicer, lumber 45.90
D.H. Morgan, 14th Avenue 351.17
G.. Mesher, sidewalk 81.50
H. Lomos et al, labor 519.75
The following petitions and communications were received and referred to the City Engineer:
1. From D.C. Coverley et al petitioning for an 8 ft. sidewalk on 7th Avenue to the School House.
2. From H. Abbott drawing attention to the condition of Drake Street.
3. From Joseph Huntley re quarters for crematory caretaker.
Signed: Wm. Templeton, Acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried
Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That all the correspondence which has passed between the City Council of Vancouver, the Dominion Government …

Vol. 4, pg. 564

… and the CPR regarding the Leper Case be published, also an account of the action brought before a Judge of the Supreme Court asking for an order to compel the CPR to remove the lepers out of the City and the ruling of the Judge in the matter.
That it be inserted as an advertisement in the paper having the City advertising contract for at least two issues.
Carried

Notice of Motion
Alderman Carrall gave notice that he would at the next regular meeting of Council move that the water works system be extended to the following parts of the City: Mount Pleasant, Brighouse Estate and the eastern portions of the City not already supplied.

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

Water Works total tops $452,000 – November 2, 1891

Water Works total tops $452,000 – November 2, 1891

Final price for City’s purchase of Water Works was $452,530. $225 to be paid to A. Larwill for guarding lepers. Guard to be withdrawn and Mr Abbot of the CPR be notified. Police Officers allowed to receive rewards offered outside the City Limits for arrest of criminals and deserters for Her Majesty’s ships.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 543-557

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Vancouver November 2nd 1891
The Council met on Monday November 2nd 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Wm Brown, McDowell, C.L. Brown and Doering.
The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From G.W. Thomas, Market Clerk, furnishing weekly report. Filed.

From H.T. Ceperley stating that he would insure the City Hall for 4 per cent for three years. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Tripper Thomson & Co applying for permission to stand with drays on the corner of Abbott and Hastings Streets. Referred to Police Committee.

From J.C. Coldwell wishing to know why $200.00 should be granted to R.G. Mackay and E.J. Emanuels for making a voluntary enumeration of the City. Referred to the Finance Committee.

From S. Elkins and Wm Brown applying for the position of Pound Keeper. Referred to the Police Committee.

From H. Abbott drawing attention to the bad condition of Drake St between Homer and Richards. Referred to Board of Works.

From D.W. Walker drawing attention to the evil of allowing rewards to go to the Police. Referred to Police Committee.

From Mrs A.E. Webster thanking the

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Council for the use of the Market Hall. Filed.

From M Derosier [Desrosiers] asking for a sidewalk on the south side of Helmcken St. Referred to Board of Works.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the electric lights. Filed.

From Mrs. Fairbairn et al asking for a crossing on the south side of Prior St on Westminster Av. Referred to Board of Works.

From D.C. Coverley et al asking for a sidewalk on 7th Av to school house. Referred to Board of Works.

The following reports were read:

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Friday October 30th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson & Carroll.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Daily Telegram, Printing $15.30
D. McRae, Table etc. 22.75
C.P. Telegraph Co. 9.38
2. That R.G. Mackay and E.J. Emanuels be informed that if the Dominion Government will accept their enumeration of the City as correct that they will be paid the amount claimed by them.
W. Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

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Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 29th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton (in the Chair), Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1. That the Vancouver Street Railway Co be offered the sum of $450.00 to plank their open extension at the Granville Street Bridge from end to end, to put a suitable hand-rail on the outside of the extension and to make the addition to the draw suggested by Mr J.F. Garden, all the work to be done to the satisfaction of the City Engineer, the City reserving the right to use the extension when required.
2. That the lane in Block 15, 196 be graded by the chain gang as soon as possible, also the lane in Block 87, 196.
3. That 7th Av be surface graded by day work from Centre Street east one block.
4. That W.G. Fraser be awarded the contract for the sidewalking of Pender Street.
5. That Front Street be graded narrow width from the crematory site to Cambie Street Bridge.
6. That the grade of Granville Street be cut down 1 ½ ft at the north intersection of said street and Georgia Street as recommended by the City Engineer, provided the property owners adjoining do not object.
7. That the following accounts be paid:
Connor & Moss, Painting City Hall 39.65
E. Cook, Rent of Wharf 25.00
Springer, Mellon & Co, Rock 40.80
W.D. Hobson, Heatley Av 73.20

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T. Bayley, Nicola St. 370.50
J.D. Fraser, Robson St. 62.64
W.H. Kendall, Rock 702.00
J.C. McCurdie, Hornby St. 185.20
E. Meyers, Lane in B 16, 185 17.64
Boyd & Co, Hastings St. 3445.20
H. Lomas et al, Labor 356.40
Sgd S. Brighouse
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That Clause one be struck out. Carried.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the balance of the Report be adopted. Carried.

Fire, Water and Light

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday October 28th 1891.
Present: Alderman Templeton, Brown and Godfrey.

It was recommended:
1. That the account of the Gutta Percha and Rubber Mfg Co for hose etc amounting to $1289.41 be paid if found correct.
2. That the hydrant account be paid as advised by the City Solicitor.
3. That a carload of anthracite coal be ordered through C.G. Johnson provided it can be had at $9.50 per ton.
4. That permission be granted to the B.C. District Telegraph & Delivery Company to connect with the fire alarms under the supervision of the Chief Engineer of the

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Fire Brigade.
5. That the Electric Light Co be requested to give a better street lighting service than that at present in force as there are many complaints lodged as to their inefficiency of late.
6. Re the petition of Wm Jones et al for a light on 14th Av & Quebec Street, the Committee in this instance cannot take any action, as the number provided for in the Estimates have all been placed. However the light on 12th Av and Quebec St will be raised to throw light over a greater area.
7. Re the petition of Geo Campbell et al for a light on Prior Street and Dunlevy Av, the Committee has already ordered a light for the corner of Barnard and Jackson which will help to light this district.
The petition of E.C. Coldwell was filed.
Sgd Wm Templeton
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Market

The Market Committee met on Wednesday October 28th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Godfrey, Brown and Templeton.
A communication was received from S.H. Brown and J.W. Robinson asking for the Market Hall one night each week in consideration of the use of 150 chairs.
Your Committee cannot see its way clear to recommend the altering of the present arrangements as the rates now paid barely cover expenses.
We further recommend:
1. That the City Engineer be instructed to prepare

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plans for sheds to be erected on the Market grounds and when such plans are prepared and approved that tenders be invited for carrying out the work.

2. That the following accounts be paid:
John Scuitto, Brooms $1.05
Fraser & Co, Ensign 14.00
McKay & Ross, Glazing 3.00
Sgd A. Godfrey

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the Market Committee be adopted. Carried.

Health

The Health Committee met on Tuesday October 27th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Scoullar, Carroll and McDowell.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
A. Larwill et al, Guarding Lepers $225.00
T.R. Morrow, Supplies 52.08
John Scuitto, Supplies 98.09
Mrs. Broderick, Nursing 12.00
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 22.50
A. Goldstein, Supplies 1.00
Thos Dunn & Co, Supplies 8.25
R. Cook, Labor 5.00
Palmer Bros, Supplies 15.75
Van Steam Laundry, Washing 65.75
Wm Ralph, Supplies 79.30
Mrs. McKenzie, Nursing 115.50
2. That the City Solicitor be instructed to report by Monday night November 2nd as to the City’s liability for the payment of the Union S.S. Co’s account for Wharf rent.
Sgd J.T. Carroll

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Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report be amended by adding the following clause:
That the guard be withdrawn from the lepers and that Mr Abbott be notified to that effect. Carried.
Ayes: Brighouse, Templeton, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown, McDowell and Hobson.
Nays: Carroll, Scoullar, Doering and Godfrey.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the balance of the report be adopted. Carried.

Water Lots Committee

Gentlemen
The Committee appointed by this Council in conjunction with our City Members and representatives of the Vancouver Board of Trade had the honor of an audience on Friday with the Provincial Secretary and the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
We were most courteously received and had ample opportunities afforded to express the wishes of this Council respecting the desired acquisition of the Water Lots on old Granville Townsite.
In answer to a request that the Government would be pleased to make a grant to the City of all or a portion of the said lots we were informed that such action was beyond the powers of the executive and could only be done by vote of the Legislature.
The delegation then asked that the Government would postpone the sale until after the meeting of the Provincial Parliament in order that a petition for said lots might be presented to that body on its assembly and finally the whole subject was left in abeyance until certain legal proceedings about to be

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instituted by the C.P.R. had been decided.
sgd. D. Oppenheimer, Mayor
sgd. John McDowell
sgd. A.W. Scoullar

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Police

The Police Committee met on Tuesday October 27th 1891.
Present: Aldermen McDowell, Hobson, Scoullar and Carroll.
It was recommended:
1. That the agreements with the Police Officers be altered to allow said officers to receive rewards offered outside the City limits for the arrest or criminals and deserters from Her Majesty’s ships within the City limits.
2. That tenders be invited for supplying 11 water proof over coats to the Police, samples to be furnished with each tender, and that officer McKeown be supplied with a frieze overcoat.
3. That applications be invited for a pound keeper.
4. That the following accounts be paid:
Henry Beular, Interpreting $3.00
E.A. Harris, Ry fares 3.00
Van Gurney Cab Co, Ry fares 2.50
M. McLean, Ry fares 3.00
John McLaren, Ry fares 2.60
M.G. McLeod, Ry fares 3.00
5. That R.S. Coldwell be paid a salary of $60.00 per month for his services as Police Officer.
sgd. John McDowell
Chairman

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Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That Clause one of the Police Report be so amended as to allow of a fund being formed from rewards received by the Police, from which each officer may receive a share of said rewards. Lost.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report be adopted as read.

Water Works

The Water Works Committee met on Monday November 2nd 1891 for the purpose of receiving the report of the Deputation sent to Victoria in connection with the settlement of the Water Works purchase.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Scoullar, Wm Brown, Templeton and McDowell, and the City Solicitor.
After hearing the report read it was moved by Alderman Templeton
that the Report be adopted and that a resolution be passed by Council confirming the basis of the agreement arrived at between the Co and the City. Carried.
sgd. A.W. Scoullar
Chairman

The following memorandum and agreement were read and adopted on motion of Alderman Hobson seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown.

In pursuance of a resolution of the Council of the 26th day of October the Committee appointed proceeded to Victoria to arrange as to the account payable by the City to the Water Works Company for interest and adjust the claims made by the Company

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on Friday the 30th October. The Committee held a meeting with Sir Joseph Trutch and the Solicitors representing the Water Works Co. After considerable discussion as to the amount claimed by the Company, namely $454,182.03 being made up as follows:
Award $330,080
20 per cent added 66,016
10 per cent interest on paid up capital from May
1889 to 31st July 1891 less $16,277.40 net profits
as found by award 58,085.03

and also as to the claim made by the Company to the revenue earned from the 1st August 1891 to the date of payment for the works by the City and also as to the agreement dated August 1891.

It was finally agreed by all present to leave to Mr Justice Drake’s decision whether under the agreement of the 20th August 1891 the $7747 money paid by the Company for interest on bank overdraft and $2453.61 interest paid by the Company on certain open accounts should not be paid by the City to the Company in full of all claims made by the Company, and that all parties should be bound by the decision of Mr Drake on the construction of the above agreement. The representatives of the Company agreeing at the same time that all proceedings against the City should be stayed and that they would forego all claims to the interest and revenue claimed by them as above.

The question was submitted to Mr Justice Drake and he decided that the agreement was the settlement of all disputes between the City and the Company, that the amount of $7747 was payable by the City and that the amount of $2453.61 was not payable. In consequence of this decision and as a settlement of all claims the Company may have against the City for the works and pro-

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perty and as a final settlement an arrangement was made by your Committee subject to confirmation by the Council.
The terms of the agreement are set out in the annexed memorandum.
The difference to be adjusted between the City and the Company may be shortly stated to have been as follows:
The City under the construction placed by them on the provisions of the 11th clause of the Water Works Company Act stated that the total amount payable under the award was $429,944.41 up to the 31st July 1891.
The Company claimed that the amount of $454,182.03 was payable and also that the City had no claim to the revenue earned between the 31st July and the date of payment of the purchase money. This would average probably about $2500.00 a month.
The Company also claimed interest on bank overdraft and open accounts as above.
It was stated that the agreement of the 20th August 1891 was made in full satisfaction of all claims and the amount payable and construction of that agreement was left for the decision of Mr Drake.
Your Committee consider that they agreement they have made is in every way satisfactory to the City and strongly urge its adoption by the Council.
sgd. D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
sgd. Alderman McDowell
sgd. Alderman A.W. Scoullar

Memorandum of amount payable by the City of Vancouver to the Vancouver Water Works Company under the act authorizing the acquisition of the Works by the Company [sic], the award thereunder and the agreement between

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the City and the Company dated the 20th day of August 1891 and otherwise calculated to the 31st day of October 1891 inclusive:
Award on arbitration $330,080.81
Interest 20% 66,016.16 Balance of interest to make up 10% 33,847.44
$429,944.41

And also the following amounts are payable by the City:
Lowering pipes and rent of hydrants to July 31st $7,015.58
Arbitrator’s expenses 27.75
Load of wood 2.00
Water for July & flushing & co. 650.10
$7,695.43

Also an amount payable by the City in accordance with Mr Justice
Drake’s decision on 30th October 1891 on the construction of the
agreement dated 20th August 1891. 7,747.53
And also the following amounts of interest are payable by the City:
Interest August 1 to August 5 $321.29
Interest from 6th August to 31st, 26 days @ $90.55 per day 2,354.30
Interest September 2,716.41
Interest to 31st October 2,806.95
$8,198.95
Making a total as payable by the City of $453,586.32

From which has to be deducted the following accounts payable by the Company:
Taxes $137.70
½ cost of arbitration paid by City 868.62
½ jury fees in Schmidt case 50.00
1056.32

Leaving a balance payable to the Company up to 31st October 1891: $452,530.00

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It is agreed that a resolution under seal (a draft of which has been settled between the Solicitors and initialed by them) for payment of the above monies and in all other respects affirming the agreement of the 20th day of August 1891 (as interpreted by Mr Justice Drake) shall be passed by the Corporation, the Company hereby assenting to the above figures as forming their claim under the agreement exclusive of the item of interest on $330,500 from the 31st day of October 1891 to the date of payment, the Company accounting for the net revenue from the date of the award to such date of payment.
Signed by the solicitors for the Corporation and the Company conditionally on the agreement being satisfied by resolution of the Council before Tuesday the 10th day of November 1891.
Victoria B.C. sgd. A. St. G. Hamersley
October 31, 1891 Solicitor to City of Vancouver
sgd. D.M. Eberts
Solicitor for Vancouver Water Works Co
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Doering
Whereas under the Vancouver Water Works Act and amendments an award has been duly made by which it is found that the value of the Company’s works and property is $330,080.81; the expenses of operation and maintenance to the date of award was $51,281.93; and the gross income to the said date was $67,559.37.

And whereas by articles in writing concluded between the solicitors for the City and Company respectively dated the 20th day of August 1891 and subsequently interpreted by Mr Justice Drake, provision is made for settlement of the amounts payable under the award and the act

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by the terms of which it is among other things provided that the Company shall account to the Corporation for the net revenue between the date of the award and the date of payment by the City.
And whereas by a memorandum assented to by the solicitors aforesaid the amount of all monies receivable by the Company under the award and the act and otherwise due by the Corporation to the Company upon the balance of account between them is fixed up to and inclusive of the 31st day of October at $452,530 less net revenue which is to be accounted for as hereinafter mentioned.
Be it therefore resolved that the aforesaid agreement of the 20th day of August 1891 and memorandum of monies received thereunder be and the same are hereby respectively ratified and adopted by the Corporation and that the said sum of $452,530.00 together with interest at 10 per cent on $330,500 from the 31st day of October to the date of payment be and is hereby declared as payable by the Corporation to the Company in full satisfaction of all claims and demands of the Company against the City, the Company at the same time accounting to the Corporation for the net revenue between the date of the award and the date of payment. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Wm Brown
That the Mayor be authorized to affix the City Seal to the resolution passed this date providing for the purchase of the Vancouver Water Works Company’s property on the Water Works Co affixing their seal to the agreements of the 20th August 1891 and of the 31st October 1891. Carried.

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Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Wm Brown
That the Mayor be authorized to make arrangements with a Bank for the temporary advance of sufficient moneys to pay the amount payable to the Water Works Company for their works and property and that as collateral security for such temporary advance he be authorized to deliver to the Bank when issued the Debentures under By-Laws numbers 126 and 127. Carried.
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver’s population is more than 18 thousand – October 26, 1891

Recent city census taken by Mackay and Emanuels shows population to be 18,260. Finance committee enquired into the City’s advertising in the News-Advertiser, and concluded that there was no over-charging by the newspaper.

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Donna Kynaston
and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 535-542

[Vol 4 page 535]
Vancouver October 26th 1891
The Council met on Monday October 26th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Hobson, Templeton, Wm Brown, McDowell and C.L. Brown.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That Alderman Hobson be appointed Chairman. Carried.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From George Campbell et al asking for an electric light on the corner of Prior Street and Dunlevy Av. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From W.J. Gallagher again asking for an investigation. Filed.

From R.G. Mackay and S.J. Emanuels reporting that they had taken the City census and found the population to be 18,260 and asking for $200.00 to cover a portion of the expenses. Referred to Finance Committee.

From C.J. Mayne asking for a deeper drain on Princess Street. Referred to Board of Works.

From Mrs Annie E. Webster asking for the free use of the Market Hall for a Charity Ball in aid of the Alexandra Hospital.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the petition be granted. Carried.

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From G.W. Thomas Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.

From H.M. Williams et al asking for the grading etc of the lane in Block 7, 185. Referred to the Board of Works.

From the City Engineer stating that he could not approve of the removal of the railing of the portions of Granville Street Bridge adjoining the draw without providing for some protection to the public in lieu of it. Referred to Board of Works.

From Thos Byly et al asking for the opening up of 15th Av from Quebec St to Sophia St. Referred to Board of Works.

From the Police reporting on the Electric Lights. Referred to F. W. & L. Committee.

From J.J. Crane et al asking for the Sewering etc of the lane in Block 15, 196. Referred to Board of Works.

From His Worship the Mayor asking the Council to donate a sum towards the Sir John A. Macdonald Memorial Fund.

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the sum of $500.00 be donated by this Council in aid of the above fund.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the question be referred to the Committee having the matter in hand. Carried.

From His Worship the Mayor advising

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that the City Scavengering be done by the City instead of by contract. Referred to the Board of Health.

From D.M. Eberts stating that his company were quite willing to be bound by the agreement re the settlement of the Water Works award but as the views of our Solicitor and theirs differed as to the meaning of said agreement they were prepared to leave the question to the judge forthwith. Referred to Water Works Committee.

From the Secretary of the Board of Trade advising the City to secure the water front lots in Blocks one and six O.G.T. now being offered for sale by the Provincial Government.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That as it is reported that the north halves of Blocks one and six O.G.T. are about to be disposed of, this Council wishes to call the attention of the Government to the need of this City having control over said property and that the committee having in hand the Water Works matter be instructed to proceed to Victoria and lay before the executive the needs of the City in this matter; also that the Representatives of this City in the Local Legislature be asked to accompany the deputation and that the Board of Trade be asked to take action in concert with the Council and send a deputation along with the City’s. Carried.

The following Reports were received and read:

Water Works
The Water Works Committee met on Monday October 26th 1891.
Present: His Worship and Aldermen

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Scoullar, McDowell, Templeton, Doering and Hobson; also the City Solicitor and Mr J.W. McFarland, Secy to the Vancouver Water Works Co.

A communication was read from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, notifying the Council that an application had been made to quash By-Law No 126.

It was resolved that the whole matter of the dispute between the Water Works Co and the City be left to the decision of one of the Supreme Court judges if an arrangement could not be arrived at between the parties; and further that the Mayor and Aldermen Scoullar and McDowell with the City Solicitor go to Victoria on Thursday and that they be empowered to secure the services of Mr A.N Richards if they should deem it necessary.
Sgd A.W. Scoullar
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report [be] adopted. Carried.

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday October 20th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Scoullar and Hobson.

We beg to report:
1. That we have appointed A.J. Mould Assistant to the Assessment Commissioner to the end of the present year at a salary of $50.00 per month.
2. That we have ordered paid the accounts of the News-Advertiser.

The Committee met again on Friday October 23rd.

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It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
B. Springer, Revision of Voters List $40.00
World P&P Co, Subscription 12.00
Palmer Bros, Coal 21.00

2. That the communication from J.C. McLagan and W.J. Gallagher re the News-Advertiser be filed for the present.
Sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 22nd 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Wm Brown, C.L. Brown and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1. That C.A. Stoess C.E. be paid the sum of $225.00 in full settlement of his account for preparing plans etc. in connection with the Swing of the Cambie St Bridge.
2. That the alley in Block 3 O.G.T. be repaired with old plank.
3. That a 3 plank sidewalk be put down on 10th Avenue from Westminster Road to Prince Edward Street.
4. That the members of the Engineering Staff, who were docked one day when attending the Westminster Exhibition be paid for that day.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to have a speaking tube put in to connect his office with that of the City Clerk & Treasurer.

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6. That provided the Dominion Government grants the rights of the ends of the streets as requested by a resolution of Council passed on the 17th of August, the City will bear its proportion of the cost incurred in removing shacks from the ends of the streets.
7. That the tender of D.J. McPhalen be accepted for the construction of the fence around the East End School grounds.
8. That the shade trees on Hastings Street west of Westminster Avenue be removed to residential streets under the direction of the City Engineer.
9. That tenders be called for the sidewalking of Pender St (8 ft) from Jervis to Georgia.
10. That the following accounts be paid:
Fraser & Co, Steam road roller $2.65
W.H. Baxter, Jaws for crusher £ 32. 1. 2
Thos Dunn & Co, Supplies $46.05
Vancouver City Foundry, Supplies 22.80
H. Lomas et al, Labor 585.35
J. Telford, Box drain 245.70
W.D. & E.P Franck, 9th Av. 57.25
W.D. Hobson, Lanes 558.37
W. Tierney, Nelson St. 969.05
W. Archibald, Harris St. 719.55
Thos Veitch, Delivery of rock 433.03
E. Meyer, Lanes 158.76
W. Jones, Harris St. 181.94
E.C. Britton, Robson St. 211.61
Sgd S Brighouse

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

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Motions

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That His Worship Mayor Oppenheimer be paid a salary of $2000.00 for the year 1891 as provided for in the Estimates, said amount to be paid out from time to time and for accounts rendered in connection with the conduct of the business of his office. Withdrawn.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That in accordance with a resolution of the Council instructing the Finance Committee to enquire into the charges made against the News-Advertiser in respect to the way in which the advertising for the City was being performed, find that there were no over charges in respect to space occupied, that the advertisements were not leaded, that their arrangement in the paper was the best that could be made and that the Council has the right to display advertisements when this is deemed in the City’s interests, therefore the charges have no foundation in fact. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the complete scavengering of this City.
The parties tendering to furnish names of at least two resident ratepayers as sureties for the due performance of contract. Separate tenders to be handed in for each scavenger district. Tenders to state what sum monthly will be required for each district. Tenders to be in hands of City Clerk not

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later than noon of Monday November 2nd 1891. Referred to the Health Committee.
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. G. McGuigan
City Clerk

Champion and White to oversee garbage burning – October 19, 1891

Champion and White to oversee garbage burning – October 19, 1891

Champion and White appointed as caretakers of the new city garbage burning facility at a joint salary of $75 per month. Board of Works to meet with the City Solicitor about how best to remove squatters from the City’s foreshore. Six additional intersections identified for future street lights, including 6th and Carolina.

This transcript was made in 2016 by Transcribimus volunteer Leah Minuk
and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

original handwritten minutes here

City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 524-534

[Vol 4 page 524]
Vancouver Oct 19th 1891
The Council met on Monday October 19th 1891
Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown Wm & C.L. Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, McDowell.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read, and adopted

The following communications were received and read:-

From S.H. Brown, Chairman of the Trustees of Zion Church asking for the Market hall free for one night each week when not otherwise engaged.
Referred to Market Committee
From Sydney C.D. Roper, Compiler of Statistics acknowledging receipt of letter from City Clerk.
Filed.
From Chas. A. Stoess asking for settlement of his account
Referred to Board of Works
From Wm Webster Manager of the U.S.S. Co asking for a settlement of the wharf account.
Referred to Board of Health
From the Market Clerk furnishing Weekly Report.
Filed
From Messrs.’ Eberts and Taylor serving a writ on the City for hydrant rental etc,
Referred to Finance and City Solicitor
From the Chief of Police reporting on the Street Lights
Filed
From McPhillips & Williams asking for the payment of the News Adertisers account

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Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the account be paid if found correct.
Carried

From J.C. McLagan again insisting on an investigation of the News Advertisers advertising account.
The Mayor referred the matter to the Finance Committee but it was moved by Alderman MacDowell Seconded by Alderman Brighouse that the matter be laid over.

From Wm Ralph et al, asking that the lane in Block 3. O.G.T. be repaired.
Referred to Board of Works
From R.A. McMorran, asking for the sidewalking of 10th Av from Westminster Road to Prince Edward St.
Referred to Board of Works
From Andrew Engel, asking the Council to fix a date for testing the crematory.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Council inspect the Crematory on Wednesday the 28th inst, at 2 p.m.
Carried

From W. J. Gallagher submitting a statement as to how the City advertising was done, and how it should be done.
Referred to Finance Committee
The following Reports were received and read:-
Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday October 13th 1891.

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Present Aldermen McDowell, Brown, Scoullar and Hobson.
Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman in place of ex-Alderman De Pencier.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Malcolm McLean, Salary as Special $80.00
Malcolm McLean, Notaries $55.00
McDonald Bros. Drayage 1.50
Hayes & McIntosh Supplies 17.75
John Scuitto “ 33.45
S. T. Tilley & Son “ 13.00
M.G. McLeod Ry Fares 6.50
J.P. Blake Supplies 15.20
H. Eligh “ 1.65
Frank Robertson 2.00
Champion & White Scavengering 2.00

2. That Wm Murphy be awarded the contract for supplying uniforms to the Police at the following rates:-
For officers’ suits $30.00 each
For Sergeants’ suit 35.00
“ Chief’s “ 40.00
Color to be blue.
3. That Sergeant Haywood, officers Harris and Coldwell and Wright watchman McLean be requested to sign the agreement signed by the other officers of the force.
4. That the appointment of E. Haywood as Night Watchman be cancelled and that Malcolm McLean be re-appointed at the same salary to date from October 6th 1891.
5. That the City Engineer in instructed to report upon the repairs needed at the Pound House and prepare plans for the erection of sheds.
6. That the Chairman be authorized to purchase

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a stove for the Jail.
sgd. John McDowell
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That a clause be added to the report empowering the City Clerk to call for applications for Police Magistrate, such applications to be received up to November the 2nd 1891.

Moved as an amendment to the amendment by Alderman Scoullar seconded by Ald C.L. Brown
That the date for receiving applications be fixed for November the 16th
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the balance of the Report be adopted.
Carried.
Board of Works.

The Board of Works met on Thursday October 15th 1891.
Present Aldermen Templeton, Wm and C.L. Brown.
It was recommended:-
1, That the City Solicitor be notified to meet the Board of Works to discuss matters in connection with the removal of the squatters from the foreshore.
2. That the City Engineer be instructed to notify W. H. Fraser, contractor for the Wing to the City Hospital to furnish satisfactory security for the due fulfilment of his contract by Monday the 19th inst otherwise his tender may be declared null and void.
3. That a copy of the local papers doing the City advertising for this time being Kept on File in the City Engineer’s office for reference.

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4. That the City Engineer be instructed to purchase a plough for City use.
5. That as the residents on Campbell Avenue are complaining of the State of said Av. that the City Engineer be instructed to notify the Tramway Co. to carry out the terms of their Agreement with the City.
6. That the following tenders be accepted:-
Central School Grounds Boyd & Clandenning
Ninth Av Grading M. McIntyre
Ninth Av. Sidewalk J. Bayler
Bute St. E.C. Britton

7. That the following accounts be paid:-
M.S. Rose Plumbing $31.79
H. Lomas et al Labor 415.80
Thos. Dunn & Co Supplies 98.60
B.C. Mills Co. “ 50.26
S. Beaumont Eveligh St. 56.68
A.D. McDonald Box drain 118.08
W.D. Hobson Hamilton St. 40.00
W.H. Kendall Crushed Rock 1175.85
A. Fraser Hornby St. 107.58
H Beaumont Thurlow St. 279.00
J.C. McCurdie Eveligh St. 283.63
J.D. Fraser Hornby St. 314.50
W.D. Hobson Robson St. 69.94
W.G. Fraser Prior St. 277.20
J. D. Fraser Nelson St. 54.70
J. D. Fraser Keefer St, 252.95
D.H. Morgan 8th Ave 100.01
E.C. Britton Crossings 67.23

The Communication form W.G. Lewis re the Park Road at the Light House was laid over. The Communication from E.C. Chapman re 7th Av was referred to the City Engineer and also the matter of a box drain on Robson St.
sgd. S. Brighouse
Chairman

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

Fire, Water & Light

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday October 14th 1891.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:-
C.M Howley Repairs 3.90
John Wolfe Scavengering 2.00
Crowder & Penzer Supplies 49.94
John Scuitto “ 17.00
Fraser & Co. “ 10.80
C.G. Johnson “ 10.50
T. Thomson & Co Drayage 5.00
G.H. Bozley Shoes Set: 2.00
I. Forbes “ 4.00
Van Elec Ry & Light Co. 1339.80

The Committee adjourned to meet on Monday the 19th inst at 3 p.m. for the purpose of deciding on the location of the six additional street lights.

The Committee met on Monday the 19th inst. After various parts of the City were visited in reference to placing additional light we beg to recommend the erection of lights:-
1. At the junction of Barnard & Jackson
2. “ “ “ “ Princess & “
3. “ “ “ “ Carolina & Seventh
4. “ “ “ “ Robson & Homer
5. “ “ “ “ Ninth & Centre
6. “ “ South North End of Cambie Street Bridge (East side) also that the light at the junction of Prince Edward St and Sixth Ave, and 12th Av and Quebec St be raised in Length.
sgd Wm Templeton
Chairman
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Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the Report of the F. W & L Committee be adopted.
Carried

Water Works Committee

The Water Works Committee met on Friday October 16th 1891.
Present Aldermen Wm Brown, McDowell, Templeton and Scoullar.
Alderman Scoullar was appointed Chairman.
A communication was laid before the Board from Messrs Eberts & Taylor, Solicitors for the Vancouver Water Works Co stating that if a settlement was not arrived at before next Tuesday at noon re payment of interest account on overdraft in Bank that they would move to have the Water Works By-Laws quashed.

The City Solicitor was instructed to take whatever actions he thought necessary in the matter. It was resolved that the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report on the necessary repairs and extensions to the Water Works System and that the Vancouver Water Works Co be asked to give him the necessary facilities for examining the Works.
sgd. A. W. Scoullar
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report of the Water Works Committee be adopted.
Carried
Health
The Health Committee met on Tuesday October 13th 1891.
Present Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton and McDowell.

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It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
W.C Marshall Drayage 1.00
R.V. Winch Supplies 13.52
Koby & Sutton “ 31.80
Alex McDonald Digging Graves 2.00
F. W. Hart Burials 30.00
Hayes & McIntosh Meat 51.48
S. T. Tilley & Son Supplies 2.70
Texas Lake Ice Co. “ 15.30
Dr. McGuigan Inquest 10.00
H. Eligh Milk 51.48
Champion & White Scavengering 25.00
J.P. Blake Bread 10.50
Creamer & Langley Supplies 3.00
Hudson’s Bay Co. “ 24.00
Russell McDonald & Do “ 5.00
Van Steam Laundry Washing 29.01
Thos E. Askins Supplies 6.30
Webster Bros “ 15.25

2. That the Health Inspector and the Chairman of this Board be authorized to take whatever precaution they be deem necessary to prevent the introduction of contagious or infectious diseases into the City.

3. That Champion & White be appointed caretakers of the Crematory, at a salary of $75.00 per month for the two, in accordance with the terms of their application.
The communication from Wm Fowler re Slaughter Houses has referred to the health Inspector.
J.H. Mc Millan’s re lots in rear of Hospital was laid over.
sg. J. T. Carroll, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the report [be] adopted.
Carried

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Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday October 16th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson, and Scoullar
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
G.A. Roedde Assessment Rolls 42.00
Telephone Co 22.40
C.P. Telegraph Co. 14.12

2. That applications be invited for an assistant to the Assessment Commissioner. Applications to be received up to Monday Oct. 19th at 4 p.m. Term of office to expire at the end of the year.
3. That the City Solicitor be instructed to enter an appearance for the City in the suit between Thos Pritchard and the Corporation
4. That $3,000.00 be placed to the credit of the School Board in the Bank of Montreal.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to procure copies of all plans filed in the Registry Office relating to Vancouver for the use of the Assessment Commissioner.
6. That the Valuators be notified to report at once to the Assessment Commissioner.
7. That the Poll Tax Collector be paid 20 per cent instead of 10 per cent on all amounts collected by him from the beginning
Communications were received from J. C. McLagan and W. J. Gallagher complaining about the manner in which the City advertising was being done by the News Advertiser; also from F. C. Cotton defend

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ing his position in the matter complained of.

Laid over pending the outcome of the suit now entered by Mr. Cotton against the above named J.C. McLagan and W. J. Gallagher. The New Advertiser presented certain advertising account for payment which were laid over.
sgd Wm Brown.

Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried.
Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the appointment of an Assistant to the Assessment Commissioner be left to the Finance Committee.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the Estimate on account of the East End Park be paid if found correct subject to the advise [sic] of the City Solicitor, as to whom is to receive the money.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the account rendered by Messrs.’ Robinson and Fox, Valuators for $12.15 for car fares etc. and recommended for payment by the Finance Committee on the 18th of September be not paid until a detailed statement is furnished showing the above payment was paid out.
Carried.
[Volume 4 page 534]

Notice of Motion

Alderman Carroll gave notice that at the next regular meeting of Council he would present the following motion:
That the City Clerk be instructed to call for tenders for the Complete Scavengering of this City the parties tendering to furnish names of at least two resident ratepayers as sureties for the due performance of contract.

Separate tenders to be handed in for each Scavenger districts, tenders to state what sum monthly will be required for each district. Tenders to be in the hands of the City Clerk not later than noon of Monday November 2nd.
The Board then adjourned.
C.G. Hobson
Chairman
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Hallett resigns as Police Magistrate – October 12, 1891

Isaac Hallett resigned as Police Magistrate and was paid out at $125.00 per month. The lane in Block 97 D.L. 196 be graded by the chain gang. James Carnahan allowed to cut wood from five acres of the Cemetery Grounds at 20 cents a cord.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 519-523

Vol. 4, pg. 519
October 12, 1891
The Council met on Monday October 12, 1891
Present: His Worship the mayor and aldermen Brighouse, Carrall, Godfrey, Scoullar, Hobson, Templeton, Brown – Wm & C.L., & McDowell

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read.
From H.G. Lewis Dept of Marine Victoria in reference to moving back the road in the vicinity of the Bell Tower at Brockton.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Department of Marine stating that Legislation would be required before the names of the “First Narrows” and “False Creek” could be changed.
Referred to Alderman Godfrey

From the City Clerk of Victoria acknowledging the receipt of the resolution of Council re: the construction of a B.C. Building at the World’s Fair Chicago.
Filed

From J.H. McMillan offering to sell his lots in rear of the Hospital for $5100.00.
Referred to Health Committee.

From the Deputy Attorney notifying the Council of the suspension of I.H. Hallett as Stipendiary Magistrate.
Referred to Police Committee.

From Ed Chapman et al. asking for the grading of 7th as one block east of Centre Street.
Referred to Board of Works.

The following communication was ordered to be spread on the minutes on motion of Alderman Templeton seconded by Alderman Scoullar:
Vancouver, B.C 18th Oct – 1891

The Treasurer of City of Vancouver
Dear Sir.
We beg to hand you herewith 45 cancelled Water Street Local Improvement debentures of $100.00 each payable 1st October 1891 together with the paid coupons of the years 1888, 1889, 1890, & 1891. This retires the loan of $4500 issued under By-Law no. 9.
Kindly acknowledge receipt.
The Trustees of the Sinking Funds funds ask you to kindly have the fact of the payment of this loan recorded on the minutes of this council
Yours Faithfully
Sgd J.C. Keith – Trustees of Sinking fund
R.G. Tatlow

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

From the Pound Keeper asking for repairs to the Pound House.
Referred to Police Committee

From the City Solicitor, asking if the City would bear their proportion of the expenses of removing the squatters off the foreshore.
Referred to Board of Works

From the World & Telegram asking for an investigation into the manner in which the city advertising is being done.
Referred to Finance Committee

From the City Solicitor, stating that the City was liable for the management of the hydrant rental.
Referred to the F.W. & L. Committee

From I. W. Haywood, Sergeant of Police reporting on the Street Lights.
Filed

From I. H. Hallett resigning his position as Police Magistrate
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton

(That the resignation of I.H. Hallet be accepted and while accepting it, this Council has the opportunity of expressing their regret that circumstances have arisen to render such action advisable as we are of the opinion that the office of Police Magistrate has been filled by Mr. Hallet in such a manner as to cause all lovers of justice and morality in this City to feel proud that the City had in its employ a man who could and would only use the power vested in him for the suppression of crime and protection of the weak and we believe that I. H. Hallett has largely tended to preserve the good name of this City and has caused many who live by vice and crime to give our City and wide berth and to thereby secure for himself this approbation of all law abiding citizens and the hatred of the vicious.
And further that a copy of this resolution be sent to Mr. Hallett.)
Carried

The following report was received and read:
Board of Works

The Board of Workers met on Thursday October 8th, 1891
Present: Alderman Brighouse, Templeton and W. & CL Brown

1) It was recommended that the following accounts be paid:

E. Sanders. Princess Street $164.54
E.C. Baritton. Richards 206.20
D. Gibbons. Robson St. 324.00
M. McIntyre. Lanes, 126.00
D. Gibbons. Extras 48.25
B. C. Mills Co. Lumber 23.26
L. Thomson & Co. Express charges 7.00
Columbia Carriage Factory. Repairs 64.15
H.D. & E.P. Fraser. 9th Av. 488.32
McLennan and McFeely. Supplies 44.45
H. Lomas et al. Labor 391.45

2) That the following tenders be invited:

a) 9th Av. 6 ft. sidewalk on the south side from Westminster Av. to Ontario St. and grading to Ontario St. – about 150 ft.
b) Fencing East End School. Grounds.
c) Central School Grounds. Grading
d) Duke St. 6 ft Sidewalk from Georgia to Pender.

3) That the following tenders be accepted

E. Mayer Lewis Blocks 60.61,62, 70, 71 & 72 5th
Wm Jones, Keefer St. Sidewalk
Tho. G. Bagley, Nelson St. Sidewalk
Oldfield and Cook: Wooden Structure for Crematory

4) That James Carnahan be granted five acres in the Cemetery ground for the purpose of cutting cordwood thereon and that he be charged 20 cts a cord for said wood and that he do the clearing to the satisfaction of and where directed by the City Engineer

5) That the lane in Block 97 D.L. 196 be graded by the chain gang if possible

Sgd. S. Brighouse
Moved by Alderman Godfrey, Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That this report be adopted.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That I. H. Hallett be paid at the rate of $125.00 per month for services rendered since last paid.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Health Committee be and is hereby empowered to appoint temporarily a caretaker for the Crematory and fix a salary to be paid to same, and if the appointee be considered competent that his appointment be ratified by Council
Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the City Treasurer be and is hereby empowered to pay to the Dominion Sanitary and Cremating Co. the balance due out of the amount agreed upon to be paid in the first instance by the City for the construction of the Crematory.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

C.L. Brown wins seat in Ward 5 – October 5, 1891

C.L. Brown elected as Alderman for Ward 5, and appointed to the Board of Works, Police, and License Committees. City will purchase 20,000 cubic yards of crushed rock from Dr. Kendall. R.S. Coldwell appointed Police Officer.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 514-518

[Vol. 4, pg. 514]
October 5th, 1891
The Council met on Monday, October 5th, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Wm. Brown, McDowell & C.L. Brown.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From the City Auditor furnishing report, for June & July, 1891
Referred to Finance Committee.

From the Minister of Public Works stating that work would be resumed on the Post Office when the House rose.
Filed

From McQuillan & Co, Toronto, offering to tender on water pipes.
Referred to Water Works Committee

From the Pound Keeper furnishing Monthly Report
Filed

From the City Clerk reporting the election of C.L. Brown as Alderman for Ward No. 5
Filed

From Ellen C. Colwell asking that the lane in Block 87, 196, be opened up.
Referred to Board of Works

From Ellen C. Colwell asking for more lights on Harris, Barnard, & Prior Streets
Referred to F. W & L Committee

[Vol 4 Pg 515]

From James Carnahan, offering 20 cts a cord for the wood on the Cemetery grounds.
Referred to Board of Works

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Street lights.
Filed

From Geo. Gagen Secy to Vancouver Free thought Society asking for the Market Hall for three nights at $10.00 per night.

Moved by Alderman Templeton.
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse.
That the Free thought association be granted the use of the Market Hall as petitioned for, at a charge of six dollars per night if lectures are to be free.
Carried

From Wm Jones et al asking for an electric light on the corner of Quebec St. & 14th Av.
Referred to F W& L Committee

From Casselman et al asking for a side walk on 13th Av.
Referred to Board of Works

From J Lowe. Dept. of Agriculture in reference to Chinese Lepers
Referred to Heatlh Committee

The following Reports were received and read:

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday October 2nd, 1891
Present Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, and Hobson

[Vol. 4, pg. 516]

The following accounts were recommended for payment:

Deputy Ret. Officers, etc. $ 15.00
S. T. Tilley Stationery 14.25
J. Miller , Rent of P.O Box 2.00
C. Hillier, Pane of Glass 1.50
Sgd. Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Monday October 5th, 1891
Present Alderman Brighouse, Brown and Templeton
It was recommended:
1) That the Street Inspector be authorised to open a roadway from Thurlow Street to D. Anderson house on Burnaby Street by day work.

2) That Dr. Kendall be informed that it is the intention of the Board to Works to take the 20,000 cubic yards of crushed rock at the figure mentioned in his contract with the City.

3) That Front Street be surface graded sufficiently to give an exit under the direction of the City Engineer and Street Inspector.

4) That Ninth Av. be graded 150 feet further west.

5) That Smith Av. Between Westminster Av. and Quebec St. on the south side have a sidewalk laid thereon.

[Vol 4, pg. 517]

6) That D. Gibbons be paid $25.00 for work done on Smithe Street in connection with his contract for the North approach to the Cambie. St. Bridge.

7) That the following tender be accepted: Hospital Wing W. H. Fraser $9,467

8) That the following accounts be paid:
S.T. Tilley Stationery 57.20
H P Veitch, Delivering Rock 599.97
H. Lomas et al. Labor 223.75
E. Cook. Rent of Wharf 25.00
Thomas Bros. Stationery 7.51
H.H. Spicer, Lumber 71.87
J. Romang et al Car fares 13.00
Sgd. S. Brighouse
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the appointment of a police officer be referred back to the Police Committee.

Moved in amendment by Ald. McDowell
Seconded by Ald. Scoullar
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the purpose of making the appointment.
Amendment Carried

Alderman Hobson was appointed Chairman

After three ballots were taken the Committee rose and reported the appointment of Robert S. Coldwell.

[Vol 4, pg. 518]

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Templeton
That R. S. Coldwell be appointed Police Officer.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Brown
That Alderman Brown of Ward No. 5 be added to the Works, Police, and License Committees in place of Alderman De Pencier
Carried

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Hobson
That I. H. Hallett be paid at the rate of $125.00 per month for services rendered as Police Magistrate since last April.
Laid over for one week.

The Council then adjourned.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Hobson

That the City accountants be asked to be present at the next meeting of the Council to explain by whose authority Mr. Hallett’s name was struck off the pay roll.
Carried

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thomas F. McGuigan
City Clerk

Vancouver plans exhibit at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair – September 28, 1891

Vancouver plans exhibit at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair – September 28, 1891

Council “cordially endorses” Victoria council’s plan for a BC building at the (1893) Chicago World’s Fair. The Board of Health met to discuss the care and treatment of two Chinese lepers formerly employed by the CPR. Advertisement for a new Police Magistrate postponed for 3 months.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 504-513

Vol. 4, pg. 504
Vancouver, September 28, 1891
The Council met on Monday, September 28, 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carrall, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Brown, McDowell and Doering.
The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From the Post Master General acknowledging the receipt of the communication re the obstructions on Granville Street.
Filed
From the Market Clerk furnishing his weekly report.
Filed
From the Chief of Police furnishing report on the street lights.
Filed
From Wm. Fowler asking what action had been taken regarding the Slaughter Houses.
Referred to Board of Health
From the Provincial Secretary stating that he would furnish a list of those who had paid their poll tax.
Referred to Finance Committee
From C.E. Renouf, Secretary of the B.C. Agricultural Exhibition, Victoria, inviting the Mayor and Aldermen to be present on the 30th inst.
Filed
From R. Mills et al asking for the clear-….
Vol. 4, pg. 505
… -ing of a certain portion of 9th Avenue near Block 27.
Referred to Board of Works
From D.G. McDonald et al asking for the grading of Front Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From W.C. Weir, Baptist Preacher, recommending the appointment of Robert S. Caldwell as Police Officer.
Referred to Police Committee
From John Kinghorn, Kingston, Secretary to the Sir John McDonald National Memorial Association, enclosing subscription books etc.
Laid over
From M. Metcalfe et al asking for the grading of 14th Avenue from Westminster Avenue to Quebec Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From the City Clerk of Victoria forwarding a copy of a resolution passed by the Victoria Council endorsing a project of the Immigration Investment and Improvement Co. Ltd. for the erection of a building at the World Fair Chicago, made of British Columbia wood etc.
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the communication received through the City Council of Victoria to have erected at the Chicago Fair a building made of British Columbia Woods surrounded by native shrubs be cordially endorsed.
Carried

Vol. 4, pg. 506

The following reports were received and read:
Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday, September 22nd, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Hobson, McDowell, Carrall and Scoullar.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
John Sciutto, supplies $ 36.78
Gurney Cab Co. 4.75
2) That tenders be again invited for furnishing police uniforms, only one tender having been received.
The following applications were received for the position of Police Officer:
John O. Flynn, J.J. Carment, M. McLean, R.S. Colwell, P. Wylie, J. Box, J.H. Burke, W.J. Hamblin, G.S. Clarke, John L. Carter, G.H. Edson, J. Nadon and R.W. Martin.
After a number of ballots was taken it was found that no one applicant could get a majority of the Committee, it was therefore referred to Council to make the appointment. Signed C.G. Hobson, Acting Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report be adopted as read.

Moved in amendment by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the portion of the report relating to the appointment of a Police Officer be referred back to the Committee.
Amendment Lost, Motion Carried
Vol. 4, pg. 507
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Council go into the Committee of the Whole for the appointment of a Police Officer.
Carried

Alderman Hobson was appointed Chairman.
The applications were all read over and several of the applicants personally interviewed, but as all were not present, it was decided to defer the appointment until the next meeting to give everybody an opportunity to be on hand. It was therefore moved by the Mayor:
“That the Committee rise and report progress and ask leave to sit again.”
Carried
The Clerk was instructed to notify all applicants to be present.

Board of Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday, September 17th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
J. Rounsefell, Sidewalk on Burrard Street $ 17.64
Angus Fraser, “ “ “ “ 278.60
Crowder & Penzer, Feed 11.60
W. Archibald, Harris Street 276.75
W.D. Hobson, Carl Avenue 450.50
W Archibald, Princess Street 691.82
S. Beaumont, Eveleigh Street 241.20
A.D. McDonald, Hamilton Street 227.20
E.C. Britton, Homer Street 287.47
D. Gibbons, Lane B53, 196 112.33
I & R Whiteside, Cemetery House 120.60
W. Jones, Burrard Street 239.40
E. Myers, Lane B57, 541 102.92
H. Lomos et al, payroll 234.45

Vol. 4, pg. 508

2) That the following tenders be accepted:
– W.D. Hobson, Lanes in Blocks 94, 104, 114, 93, 103, 113 Sub D 541
– E. Myers, Lane B16, 185
– A.D. McDonald, Box Drain Nelson Street 26X16
– J. Telford, “ “ Granville Street 10X12
– Do. “ “ Richards Street 24X10
– Do. “ “ “ “ 29X16
– Do. “ “ “ “ 18X12
3) That the following tenders be invited:
1 – East end school grounds, grading
2 – 12th Avenue grading, narrow width, one block west of Ont. Street
3 – Scott Street grading from 12th Avenue to City boundary
4) That the Street Inspector be instructed to have a one plank sidewalk laid from Georgia Street to Mr. Farrers’ residence.
5) That no buildings or entrances thereto be allowed to project beyond the street line.
6) That the City Engineer be instructed to call for tenders for lowering the grade of Cordova Street from Granville Street east, the work to be proceeded with simultaneously with the erection of terminal buildings by the C.P.R. Co. at the foot of Granville Street.
7) The following petitions were received and referred to the City Engineer: From W.L. Fagan, Dr. Brydone-Jack H.P.A. Boyd and Mrs. W.J. Fleming, and J.H. Gillespie.
8) That the Street Inspector attend to the petition of the Misses Johnson for a 3-plank sidewalk on Burrard to Georgia east side.
The Board met again on Monday …
Vol. 4, pg. 509
… September 28, 1891.
It was recommended:
1) That the City Engineer be authorized to put Ninth Avenue in a proper condition for travel between Westminster Avenue and Centre Street where requisite.
2) That the following tenders be accepted:
– W.D. Hobson, Lanes B 58.66.73.74.83 and 84.541
– DH. Morgan, Scott Street grading
– Dtto, 12th Avenue grading
– Boyd & Clandenning, Cordova Street grading
– E.C. Britton, Melville Street sidewalk
– W.G. Fraser, Campbell Avenue sidewalk
– E.C. Britton, Robson Street sidewalk
– I. Bailey, Nicola and Barclay sidewalk
– W.D. Hobson, Comox Street grading
– Dtto. Homer Street grading
3) That Broughton Street grading be not let on account of the lateness of the season and the bad weather.
4) That the following tenders be invited:
– Keefer Street, 6 [ft.] sidewalk from Gore Avenue to Heatley Avenue on the north side and from Westminster Avenue to Jackson Avenue on the south side.
– Nelson Street, 6 ft. sidewalk from Burrard to Bute both sides less what is to be re-laid on the south side.
– Lanes in Blocks 60, 61, 62, 70, 71 and 72. 541 grading
5) That the following accounts be paid:
Wm. Turney, Nelson Street $ 996.30
W.S. Cook, Keefer Street 643.50
W.H. Kendall, Crushed Rock 2366.91
A. Hodgson, Signs 82.40
Palmer Bros., Coal 5.25
Allan K. Stuart, Repairs to instrument 7.75
` Thomas et al, Payroll 282.80
Signed Wm. Templeton, Acting Chairman
Vol. 4, pg. 510
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried
Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday, September 18th and 25th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, Carrol and Hobson.
They beg to recommend:
1) That the City Treasurer be instructed to pay the men employed by H. Connacher on the east park, pro rata, out of the funds in hand.
2) That the City Treasurer be authorized to retain the services of H. Hemlow during the month of September.
3) That the following accounts be paid:
Daily Telegram, Printing $ 18.00
Deputy Ret. Officers etc. 50.50
H.E. Cronsdale, Treas. Bond 62.50
Fox & Robinson, Disbursements 112.15
J.W. Robinson, Salary as Valuator 116.00
J.M. Fox “ “ 116.00
Palmer Bros., Coal 14.00
A special meeting of the Board was held on Saturday at 11:30 A.M. to arrange for the sale of the Water Works Debentures.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Brown, Scoullar and Hobson. Also Aldermen McDowell and Brighouse.
It was resolved:
That Messrs. Hanson Bros. of Montreal be instructed to place the Debentures on the English Market on behalf of the City for the amounts authorized by the By-Laws passed by the electors on …
Vol. 4, pg. 511
… Monday, the 14th day of September 1891 at a minimum of 97 1/2 per cent (Commission for making the sale 5%).
Signed Wm. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried
Health
The Health Committee met on Tuesday, September 25th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carrall, McDowell and Scoullar.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
W.J. McGuigan, Inquests $ 20.50
Hudson’s Bay Co., Supplies 31.50
J.R. Morrow “ 112.03
L.C. Annis, Nursing 42.,00
Palmer Bros. Coal 19.00
F.W. Hart, Burial 15.00
Champion & White, Scavengering 2.00
Geo. Wilson, Supplies 2.25
R.W. Winch, “ 15.46
Hayes & McIntosh, Supplies 53.41
A. Horwill, Nursing 33.00
C. Mee, Nursing 29.25
Daniel Roe, Nursing 33.00
2) That Robert Brownlee be appointed Cook at City Hospital at a salary of $30.00 per month dating from first engagement by the matron.
3) That Miss Woodward be allowed her salary during the time she was ill, the period being one month.
4) That the three accounts for guarding lepers be …
Vol. 4, pg. 512
… paid by the City in the first instance and that the City Solicitor be instructed to collect same from the C.P.R. Co.
5) That the C.P.R. Co. be again communicated with re the settlement of their hospital account.
A special meeting of the Board was held on Friday, September 25th and Monday, September 28th.
The object of the meeting was to consider what action should be taken in regard to two lepers who had been returned to the City by the C.P.R. Co. Mr. Abbott was present on behalf of the Co. and stated that the burden would be thrown on the City.
The Health Inspector was instructed to telegraph to the Minister of Agriculture and to the Chief Comptroller of Chinese Emigration in regard to the matter; also to notify the General Superintendent of the C.P.R. Co. that his Company would be held liable for the safe care and custody of the lepers and that if for the protection of the citizens it should become requisite for the City to go to any costs or charge for such protection that the said Company would be held liable for all such costs and charge so incurred; and further that if no satisfactory answer be soon received to the telegrams dispatched that the City Solicitor should be instructed to apply for the necessary legal process to issue; and further that if legal action for the protection of the City’s interests becomes necessary that the City Solicitor is hereby empowered to take such action in the premises as he may deem necessary.
Signed J.T. Carrall, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.
Vol. 4, pg. 514
Motions
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Doering
That this Council accept with thanks the kind invitation to attend the Agricultural Fair to be held in Victoria this week.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Carrall
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
Whereas the Office of Police Magistrate for the City of Vancouver has become vacant under Section 269 of the Municipalities Act 1891. Therefore be it resolved that the City Clerk is hereby required to advertise for applicants for said Office of Police Magistrate. All applications to be in the hands of the City Clerk not later than Saturday, September — 1891 at the hour of 12 o’clock noon.
Moved in Amendment by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the motion be laid over for three months.
Amendment carried
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer, Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

C.P.R. Terminal at foot of Granville Street to be built – September 14, 1891

C.P.R. Terminal at foot of Granville Street to be built – September 14, 1891

Letter received from H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., stating that he was authorized to proceed with the construction of the terminal station at the foot of Granville Street (now Waterfront Station). Moved by Alderman Godfrey, Seconded by Alderman Templeton That the Dominion Government be petitioned to change the name of the “First Narrows” to “Lions Gate” and that of “False Creek” to “Pleasant Inlet”

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 495-503

Vol. 4, pg. 495

Vancouver, September 14, 1891
The Council met on Monday, September 14, 1891.

Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoullar, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Brown and McDowell.

The Minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From H. Abbott, General Superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., stating that he was authorized to proceed with the construction of the terminal station at the foot of Granville Street, simultaneously with the grading of Cordova Street to the level of the east corner of the planking of the roadway of Granville Street.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the matter of grading Cordova Street to meet the views of the C.P.R. Co. be referred to the City Engineer and Board of Works with power to take immediate action if necessary.
Carried
From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed
From the City Clerk of New Westminster thanking the Council for the use of road roller.
Filed
From the Mayor of Tacoma asking when the Council might be expected at the fair in Tacoma.
Filed
From C.G. Johnson offering anthracite coal in car lots at $8.50 per ton.
Referred to F.W.& L. Committee

Vol. 4, pg. 496

From the Chief of Police furnishing weekly report on street lights.
Filed
From the Spiral Weld Tube Co. asking to be furnished with information regarding water pipes.
Referred to the Water Committee
From John F. Ross asking for the sidewalking of 6th Avenue from Carolina Street to Westminster Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works
From the City Clerk reporting that the By-Laws for the purchase and extension of the Water Works had carried by a majority of 176 and 168 respectively.
Filed
From J.H. Gillespie offering to put down bituminous rock pavement for 15 ¾ cents per sq. ft. Referred to the Board of Works

The following reports were received and read:

Health
To the Mayor and Council of City of Vancouver|
Gentlemen:
Your Committee met on Tuesday, September 8th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Carroll and McDowell. Absent: Aldermen Scoullar and Doering.
Report of Health Inspector was received and ordered filed.
Communication received from the Matron reporting the number of patients in hospital.
Your Committee would recommend:
1) That tenders be called for the construction of a receiving vault at the cemetery in accordance with the plans and specifications …

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… now on fyle [sic] in the Engineer’s Office.
2) That the following accounts be paid:
H. Eligh, Milk $ 51.37
J. Sciutto, Supplies 109.28
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 58.95
J.P. Blake, Supplies 11.30
Champion & White, Scavengering 58.45

Your Committee met again on Wednesday, September 9th, at 8 PM.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Carroll and McDowell.
A report from the Health Inspector was received, considered, and ordered fyled. [sic]
The floor plans of the proposed new hospital wing was [sic] submitted by the Engineer and adopted by the Board.

The Board met again on Monday, September 14 at 4:00 PM.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, McDowell, Scoullar and Templeton.
A report submitted by the Health Inspector was ordered filed.
Plan of elevation of new wing of hospital was submitted to the Board by the Engineer and adopted, tenders to be invited for the construction of same, said tenders to be in by noon of Thursday, September 24th at noon. Plans and specifications to be on view in the Engineer’s Office after Thursday, September 17.
Signed J. T. Carroll, Chairman

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the report of the Health Committee be adopted.
Carried

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Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday, September 9, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Hobson, Carroll and McDowell.
Alderman Hobson in the Chair.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
Dr. Mills attendance on Berry $ 10.00
Hayes & McIntosh, Meat 14.65
John Sciutto, Supplies 33.66
G.L. Allan, Supplies 1.25
G.A. Roedde, Fine Book 5.75
V.J. Straube, Repairs 4.00
J.P. Blake, Bread 9.55
Hamilton Eligh, Milk 3.40
H. McDowell & Co.,[unreadable] 1.00
2) That J. Izen’s license be transferred to Kirschberg & Merymont.
3) That tenders be invited for supplying 12 uniforms to the police force.
4) That applications be called for the position of police officer.
Signed C.G. Hobson, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Police Committee be adopted.
Carried

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday, September 11, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson, Scoullar and Carrol.

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It was recommended:
1) That the tender of Springer, Mellon & Co. be accepted for the insuring of the hospital furniture for one year at $2.70 per $100.00 to the amount of $1600.00
2) That the following accounts be paid:
Black & Wilkinson, livery rig $ 4.00
Telephone Co. 24.00
C.P. Telegraph 8.81
3) That the City Clerk be instructed to communicate with the C.P.R. authorities asking them to refund to the City the cost of the burial of Wm. Irvine, a sailor of the Empress of India.
Signed: Wm. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Finance Committee be adopted.
Carried

F.W. & L.

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday, September 9, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Brown, Brighouse and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1) That the Chief of the Fire Brigade be instructed to give the City Solicitor the hydrant pressures to date.
2) That the following accounts be paid:
V.W.W. Co. $ 407.02
G.H. Bagby, Shoes set 2.00
J.M. Brixton, Coal 13.00
Crowder & Penzer, Feed 75.09
John Daly Engine Co. Polish 1.20
J.E. Robinson, Drayage 2.50
Frazer & Co. Supplies 4.37

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Vancouver Carriage Works 18.45
J. Forbes, Blacksmithing 2.00
Electric Light Co. 1222.18
Signed: Wm. Templeton, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the report of the F.W. & L. Committee be adopted.
Carried

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday, September 10th 1891 at 3 PM.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1) That the City engineer be instructed to communicate with Mr. Abbott re the insurance complained of by J. Morrison on Water Street with a view of having the matter attended to by him.
2) That the Secretary of the Vancouver Electric Ry. and Light Co. be notified that the Board has decided to locate the Vancouver Electric Ry. track on the centre of Hastings Street east of Carroll Street.
3) That the lane in Block 2, 185 be graded by the Chain Gang under the direction of the Street Inspector, also the lanes in Blocks 90 and 91, 196.
4) That the City Engineer be instructed to see Mr. Abbott and arrange re the delivery to him of broken rock.
5) That the Street Inspector be authorized to have that portion of Alberni Street …

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… between Thurlow and Bute surface graded by day labour.
6) That the City Engineer notify the Street Railway Co. that it is the intention of the City to pave Cordova and Hastings Streets and call their attention to the necessity of their providing an approved and suitable form of rail.
7) That in future all payrolls furnished to the City by contractors must be examined and a certificate attached signed by the City Engineer, showing that the names of the men are only such as those who have worked on the contract in connection of which said payroll is used.
8) That the following tenders be recommended for acceptance:
Cambie Street Bridge Protectors – D. McGillivray
Granville “ “ – W.D. Hobson
Prior Street Sidewalk – W.G. Fraser
Princess Street Relaying Sidewalk – W. Blair
14th Avenue and Sophia Street grading – D.H. Morgan
9) That the following tenders be invited:
– Comox Street grading from Bute to Broughton
– Nicola Street 6 ft. sidewalk from Georgia Street to the south side of Robson on the west side and from Georgia to Barclay on the east side.
– Barclay Street 6 ft. sidewalk from the end of above sidewalk on Nicola Street 132 ft. eastward
– Robson Street 6 ft. sidewalk on north side from Bute to Broughton and on the south side from end of present sidewalk to Jervis Street
– Campbell Avenue 6 ft. sidewalk on east side from Powell to Oppenheimer
– Melville Street 6 ft. sidewalk on both sides from Bute to Jervis.
– Broughton Street grading full width from Georgia to Barclay

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10) That the following accounts be paid:
H.P. Veitch, delivering rock $ 452.18
Oppenheimer Bros., sidewalk 83.50
Union S.S. Co., boat hire 30.00
J.A. Shearer, repairs 4.75
J. Romany et al, carfares 8.70
J. Mitchell, drift bolts 5.98
H.H. Spicer, lumber 39.60
Bailey Bros., stationery 13.85
Wm. Blair, relaying sidewalk 30.75
A. D. McDonald, fencing lots 108.10
H. Thomas et al, labour 309.05
Signed: S. Brighouse, Chairman

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

Motions
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That Alderman Scoullar be added to the Water Works Committee in place of Alderman DePencier.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the Dominion Government be petitioned to change the name of the “First Narrows” to “Lions Gate” and that of “False Creek” to “Pleasant Inlet”.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Rules be suspended to allow of the introduction of …

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… a motion re the Police Magistrate.
Lost

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the By-Law to raise by loans the sum of $440,000 for the purchase of the Water Works be read a 3rd time and signed, sealed and gazetted.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the By-Law to raise by loan the sum of $150,000 for the extension of the Water Works be read a 3rd time and signed, sealed and gazetted.
Carried

Notice of Motion
Alderman Carroll gave notice that at next meeting of Council he would move a resolution authorizing the City Clerk to call for applications for the Office of Police Magistrate, such applications to be received up to Saturday, September 26th, at noon.

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