More pipes needed to extend the Water Works – December 14, 1891

City Engineer presented a plan of the city showing where more pipes were needed to extend the Water Works. Tenders were invited to supply appropriate pipes. City Clerk to advertise at once for a Porter and Cook for the City Hospital. The lane in Block 87.196 to be graded by the chain gang if possible.

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and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 601-610

[Vol. 4, pg. 601]

Vancouver December 14th, 1891
The Council met on Monday December 14th 1891
Present. His Worship, the Mayor and Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Wm. Brown, McDowell, and C.L. Brown.

The minutes of last regular and special meetings were read and adopted.

Communications.

The following were received, and read:
From Rand Bros in reference to the damage done to the Hotel Metropole by water.
Referred to Board of Works.

From Hon. John Robson notifying Council of the appointment of G.A. Jordan, as Justice of the Peace.
Filed.

From Oppenheimer Bros. asking permission to put in a siding to their Store on Powell Street.
Referred to Board of Works.

From the Market Clerk reporting on receipts
Filed.

From W.L. Fagan drawing attention to the neglected condition of a sick Chinaman on Dupont St. and asking that he be admitted to the hospital.
Referred to Alderman Carroll.

From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Lights.
Filed.

From John Mcallister asking for an answer to his question re hose wagon.
Referred to F W & L Committee

[Volume 4 page 602]

From the City Engineer stating the he could find no record regarding the depth of the Sewer in Block 3.185.
Referred to Board of Works

The following Reports were received and read:

Fire, Water & Light

The F.W.&L. Committee met on Tuesday December 9th 1891.
Present Aldermen Templeton, Brighouse & Wm Brown.
It was recommended:-

1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Tye + Co. Supplies $5.02
V. Elec Ry. +L. Co. Lights 1245.13
Fraser + Co Supplies 6.61
Palmer Bros “ 21.00
I. Forbes Shoes Set 4.00
G.H. Bazley “ 4.00
John Scuitto Suppliers 17.35
B.C.M. T & L. Co “ 30.34

2. That the City Clerk be instructed to reply to E.C. Coldwell’s communication stating that an Electric Light will be erected on the corner of Keefer and Jackson instead of on the corner Princess and Jackson.

John McAllister appeared before the Committee in reference to the hose wagon. After hearing his statement and that of Mr. Winch it was resolved that both be required to put up $50 to pay for the expenses of an impartial party from Victoria, and whoever is found in the wrong will be required to bear all expenses incurred.
sgd Wm Templeton Chairman
[Volume 4 pg 603]

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report be adopted.
Carried
Finance

The Finance Committee met on Friday December 11th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, Hobson and Carroll.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Telephone Co. Rents $22.50
C.P. Telegraph Co. Messages 3.15
D. Oppenheimer “ 12.48
News Advertiser Ads 5.82

2. That the City Clerk be instructed to advertise for tenders for making 20 ballot boxes to be made of either wood or galvanized iron.

3. That the communication from the Rand Bros. asking for a rebate on [Onderdonk’s?] taxes be filed.
Wm. Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by C.L. Brown
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Police.

The Police Committee met on Tuesday December 9th 1891.
Present Aldermen McDowell, Hobson and Carroll.
It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
John McLaren Ry Fares $2.50
Wm. Murphy Policy Uniforms $375.00
S. J. Tilley & Son Supplies 2.75

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David Evans Overcoat $32.00
Hayes & McIntosh Meat $13.55
John Sciutto “ 37.99

A Communication from Smith & Kidd re cutting wood on the streets was referred to the City Solicitor.
sgd. John McDowell
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Report be adopted.
Carried.

Water Works

The Water Works Committee met on Wednesday December 9th and Friday December 11th 1891.

Present His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Scoullar, Wm Brown, McDowell and Templeton.
The City Engineer submitted a plan of the City shewing the proposed extension of the Water Works system.

After examining the said plan it was resolved that tenders be invited for supplying a sufficient quantity of the said pipes in accordance with specifications to be prepared by the City Engineer, said tenders to be received up to 15th January 1892.
sgd. A.W. Scoullar
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by “ C. L. Brown
That the Report be adopted.
Carried
Health

The Health Committee met on Tuesday December 8th 1891.
Present Aldermen Carroll, McDowell & Templeton

[Volume 4 page 605]

It was recommended:-
1. That the following accounts be paid:-
Wesley Manning Salary $27.00
John Sciutto Supplies 92.25
J. P. Blake “ 11.45
F.W. Hart Burials 30.00
H. Bodwell Labor 1.00
Chas Stroud Nursing 4.00
Palmer Bros. Coal 21.00
Godfrey & Co. Supplies 22.30
J.R. Morrow Supplies 99.78
A. Larwell Guarding Lepers 5.00
R. Clark Supplies 7.25
Duncan McRae Carpentering 87.50
L. Thomson & Co. Drayage 1.00
C. Nelson Seeds 6.00
Champion + White Steamer 120.00
Hayes + McIntosh Meat 15.51
H. Eligh Supplies 53.02
B.C. Mills T + T Co. “ 79.27
J Huntly Expenses 10.75
Wm Ralph “ 28.00
R.V. Winch “ 15.87
Dr. Bell-Irving Examination of Lepers 10.00

2. That as a mistake has been made in reducing Dr. Wilson’s account for attending to the Dubberly family that the balance of his account be paid, and an apology tendered to him for the error made; and further that all other accounts in this connection be paid where verbal orders were given before the issue of the requisitions.

3. That the tender of Samuel Dowd + Co for heating the City Hospital be accepted, the amount being $1175.00

4. That the City Clerk be instructed to call for applications for a porter and cook for the City Hospital.

[Vol. 4, pg. 606]

5) That the resignation of Miss Swan, as matron of the City Hospital be accepted to take effect January 1st 1892.

6) That the U.S.S. Co. be tendered the sum of $30.00 per month in full satisfaction of their claim for wharf rent: for the past six months, said offer being made without prejudice.
sgd John McDowell
acting Chairman

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the account of D. McBae amounting to $87.50 be referred by for reconsideration.
Carried.

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

Carried.
License

To Mr. Mayor and Aldermen.
Gentlemen.
Your Committee on Liquor Licenses met on December 3rd 1891, when the following applications were received and granted: –

a) From O’Rourke & Jervis from present premises to the Templeton Block.
b) From C. Dialling to Barns & Miller Occidental Hotel.
c) From J.B. Simpson to Johnson & Douglas Boulder Saloon.

The application of G.W. McCoskey for transfer of his interest in Alaska Saloon License was refused.
The Committee met again at 11 a.m. on Monday December 14th when the following

[Volume 4 page 607]

Applications for transfer of license were received and granted.

The Stewart House Hotel License to Mr. L Griddleton under Sec 39 of Bylaw relating to absconding debtors.
From J. Blaisto Darling and Clark the Tremont Hotel License

The application of Avis M. Winters re the Alaska Saloon License under Sec 39 was laid over upon written request of the firm of Yates Joy and Russell Solicitors for Y.W. Beers whose application for transfer of an interest in the Alaska Saloon License was refused by the Board. J.A. Russell Esq. was permitted to explain his grounds for reconsideration of said refusal, which he did but the Board after mature deliberation of the facts in the case concluded not to reconsider their former action in the application.
Sgd D. Oppenheimer
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by      “       McDowell
That the Report be adopted
Carried.

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday December 11th 1891.
Present Aldermen Brighouse, Templeton, Wm Brown and C.L. Brown.
It was recommended :
1. That the Communication from T.W. Clark and Innes and Richards re damage to property through the flooding of cellars be referred to the City Solicitor for his opinion as to the liability of the City.
2. That a crossing be put down on 12 Av and Westminster Road if necessary
3. That the lane in Block 87.196 be graded

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by the chain gang if possible.
4. That the petition of J.T. Brown, and Son re Howe Street be referred to the Street Inspector for attention.
5. That a 6 ft sidewalk be put down on the east side of Robson St from Hornby to Burrard with crossings if necessary.
6. That the deposits of W.D. Hobson for Nelson Street grading and Michael Ellison for 8th Av grading east of Carolina Street be returned to them.
7. That the Street Inspector examine the Cemetery Road to see what the cost of repairs to the same would be.
8. That the following tender be accepted:-
D. McRae Market Sheds $1452.
9. That the following accounts be paid:-
James Foster Bridge St. 109.92
D.H. Morgan 12th Av. 103.16
do do Scott St. 183.43
E. Myers Lanes 239.28
J. Telford Granville St. drain 234.XX
Thos Bayley Nelson St. 313.12
E. Jones Keefer St. 33.21
W. Archibald Harris St. 323.25
V. Straube Repairs 1.00
Tye + Co. Supplies .50
Grassie & Co. Repairs 3.00
H. Lomas et al Labor 515.25
Communications from J. Huntly and G.G. McKay referred to City Engineer.
sgd Wm Templeton
Chairman
[Volume 4 page 609]

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by ” Hobson
That the Report be adopted.
Carried
Motions
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by ” Hobson
That M.A. McLean Esq. be paid a sum equal to $125.00 per month for services rendered, as Police Magistrate, during the period he acts in that capacity.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by ” Hobson
That the appointment of G.A. Jordan as Police Magistrate be confirmed.
Carried.

Moved by Alderman Wm Brown
Seconded by “ Brighouse
That the question of advertising for Water Pipes be left in the hands of the Chairman of the Water Committee, F.W. & L. Committee and the City Engineer to take such action as may deem advisable.
Carried

The City Engineer submitted a draft of the specifications for the purchase of the Water Pipes which were approved after being slightly altered.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Hobson
That a Special Meeting of the Council be held on Wednesday December 16th 1891 for the consideration of the purchase of the Street Ry and that Mssrs. Horne, and Farrell be invited

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to be present; also for the revision of By-Laws.
Carried.
The Council then adjourned.
D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

G.A. Jordan new Police Magistrate – November 30 1891

G.A. Jordan elected Police Magistrate. Matron “not to admit D.T. patients*” to the city jail. City scavengers must dump all watery matter into manholes using proper chutes from the carts into the manholes. The City to apply to the Government (of BC) to use English Bay between Gilford and Bidwell Streets for bathing purposes, and to build bath houses and other “bathing conveniences”.

*(Delirium tremens (DTs) is a rapid onset of confusion, shaking, sweating, and rapid heart rate, usually caused by withdrawal from alcohol)

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

Vancouver, November 30, 1891
Vol. 4, pg. 584

The Council met on Monday, November 30, 1891.

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

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From Alfred Barnes et al requesting that the sidewalk on Water Street be replaced.
Referred to Board of Works
From Baker Bros. on the same subject.
Referred to Board of Works
From E.C. Caldwell asking for the grading of the lane in Block 87.196.
Referred to Board of Works
From Wm. Cargill, Secretary to N.S.S. Co. asking what steps the Council are taking towards the settlement of the wharf rent.
Referred to Board of Health
From John McLaren reporting on the electric lights.
Filed
From the Market Clerk reporting on the receipts.
Filed
From Smith and Kidd asking for permission to cut wood on the streets.
Referred to Board of Works
From F.J. Hart and other asking for a sidewalk on 11th Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works

Vol. 4, pg. 585

From S.W. Welsh et al asking for a sidewalk in front of the New Baptist Church on Mt. Pleasant.
Referred to Board of Works

The following Reports were received and read:

Police
The Police Committee met on Tuesday, November 24th, 1891.
Present: Aldermen McDowell, Scoullar, Hobson and Carroll.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
John Sciutto, Supplies $44.65
M.G. McLeod, Ry. Fares 2.50
D.J. McLean, Overcoats 102.50
T.R. Morrow, Supplies 2.64
Wm. Moresby, Boarding prisoners 153.00

2. That W.J. Hogg, Secretary to the Royal Templars of Temperance, be informed that the Council has not the power to enforce the Sunday closing clause of the liquor licence By-Law same having been declared ultra vires.
Signed John McDowell, Chairman

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

F.W. & L.

The F.W. & L. Committee met on Friday November 27th and Monday November 30th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton, Godfrey and Wm. Brown.

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Crowder & Penzer, Supplies $ 78.31
Palmer Bros. Supplies 27.90
W.J. McBride, Supplies 95.54

Vol. 4, pg. 586

Van Elec Ry & Light Co., Lights 1,333.61
Gutta Percha Rubber Co., Hose 1,100.50
Gurney Cab Co., Fares 4.50
J.M. O’Toole, Supplies 5.96
H.P. Dunn & Co., Supplies 255.61
T. Forbes, Horse shoeing 2.00
G.H. Bagby, Horse shoeing 2.00
C.M. Hawley, Supplies 11.00
Fraser & Co., Supplies 4.40

2. That the application of the Standard Oil Co. to erect a store house for oil near the North end of Carl Av be granted in terms of their letter to Council.
Signed Wm. Templeton, Chairman

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

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday, November 27, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Carroll, Hobson and Scoullar.

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
W.E. Gravely Insurance Fire Hall #1 $100.00
T.O. Townley, Registration of Deed 3.40
Tye & Co., Glass 1.25
J.W. Robinson, Salary as Assessor 268.00
J.M. Fox, “ 254.00
Palmer Bros., Coal 21.00
Fox & Robinson, Disbursements 5.35

2. That Fire Hall #1 be reinsured for one year in the Citizens Insurance Co. For $2500.00.

3. That Trueman and Caples Communication…

Vol. 4, pg. 587

…asking for a grant from Council be filed.

4. That the Communication from Mrs. A.E. Webster asking for an advance on account of the Alexandra Hospital appropriation be referred to the City Engineer.

5. That the resignation of John Leask as City Auditor be accepted, to take effect at the end of the year, and that in the meantime Stanley James be appointed to perform his duties, as requested by him.

A Communication was received from His Worship the Mayor advising the Council to erect an addition to the City Hall to provide room for Water Works operations.
Referred to the City Engineer
Signed W. Brown, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Works

The Board of Works met on Thursday, November 26th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Templeton (in the Chair), Wm. Brown and C.L. Brown

It was recommended:
1. That application be made and a plan prepared and forwarded on behalf of the City to the Government for permission to erect public bathing houses and other bathing conveniences and the right to use that portion of English Bay between Gilford and Bidwell Streets, and this Board does further recommend to the incoming Council the advisability of providing proper facilities and suitable means of access to the said Beach on English Bay.

Vol. 4, pg. 588

2. That tenders be called for the construction of a box drain on Cambie Street to connect with existing box drain.
3. That a temporary sidewalk be put down on Heatley Avenue from Hastings to Harris Street and a 6 ft sidewalk on the West side of Carl Av from Princess to Keefer.
4. That the slashing and burning of 2½ acres in the East End Park at $150.00 per acre as arranged by Mr. Lawson be paid to the Sureties for the McDonald & Barton contract.
5. That the Communication from J.M. Browning re the improvement of 7th and 8th avs be referred to the City Engineer to examine and report upon.
6. That the following accounts be paid:
A.B. Diplock, Stationery $ 5.50
Wm. Archibald, Princess Street 126.14
S. Beaumont, Burnaby Street 140.62
D. Gibbons, Lane 13.05
W.S. Cook, Davie Street 758.46
Matheson & Hayden, East End Park 240.00
J.B. Lovell, Sidewalk 17.25
Wm. Blair, “ 47.24
Thomas et al, Payroll 411.65

Signed Wm. Templeton, Acting Chairman
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the report be adopted.
Carried

Health

The Health Committee met on Thursday November 24th and Monday November 30th 1891.
Present Ald. McDowell, Templeton and Scoullar.

Vol. 4, pg. 589

Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman pro tem.
Tenders were received from Connor and Glennon and Wm. Leck for putting a heating apparatus in the wing of the City Hospital, their prices being $2497.00 and $1670.00 respectively.
Referred to the City Engineer to examine and report.

It was recommended:
1. That the Health Inspector be instructed to direct the City Scavengers to dump all watery matter in the manholes, one or two only to be used, and to be as near the outlet as possible and that he provide proper chutes to receive the liquid from the carts.
2. That the Committee is of the opinion that the City Jail is not the proper place for D.T. Patients and that in future the matron be instructed not to admit them.
3. That all accounts in connection with the Dubberly family be paid only from the date of the issue of the requisitions.
4. That the following accounts be paid:
F.W. Hart, Burials $ 30.00
Palmer Bros., Supplies 70.55
John Sciutto, Supplies 61.93
H.E. Langis, Post Mortem 18.00
H. Eligh, Milk 50.49
Geo. Stevens, Surgical Instruments 99.75
Dr. McGuigan, Inquests 30.00
Texas Lake Ice Co. 6.50
H.H. Layfield, Supplies 1.50
Hayes & McIntosh, Supplies 61.54
Creamer & Langby, Supplies 13.75
A.H. Thomas, Examining lepers 10.00
Mrs. Broderick, Nursing 38.00
Alex McDonald, Digging graves .75
J.P. Blake, Supplies 11.10
Haley & Sutton, Supplies 23.58
Columbia Carriage Factory 7.75
Brunette Saw Mill Co. 15.00

Vol. 4, pg. 590

E.R. Ingram, Milk ) 24.00
T.R. Morrow, Drugs ) Dubberly family 14.60
Dr. Wilson, Medical attendance) 107.50

5. That the City Engineer be instructed to purchase 20 barrels or more if necessary for crematory use.
Signed J.T. Carroll, Chairman
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That Clause 2 be struck out.
Lost
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

The following applications were received for the position of Police Magistrate:
G.A. Jordan, F. Schofield, W. Ferris, A.B. Jackson, H.P. Boys, T.B. Schoebotham and T.T. Black.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the applications.
Alderman Scoullar was appointed Chairman.

After a number of ballots was taken it was found that G.A. Jordan had received a majority.
The Committee then rose and reported the appointment of Mr. Jordan.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the appointment be made unanimous.
Carried
Nay Hobson and Scoullar

Vol. 4, pg. 591

Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Government be asked to appoint Mr. Jordan a Justice of the Peace.
Carried

Motions
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That permission be granted Messrs Smith and Kidd to use a steam saw mill for cutting wood on lanes of the city when open; where lanes are not open they to be allowed to use streets.
Withdrawn

Notice of Motion
Aldermen Carroll and C.L. Brown gave the following notice of a resolution:
That the City Solicitor be and is hereby instructed to prepare a By-Law to provide for election of Water Commissioners said By-Law to define their duties and state the remuneration to be paid for their services also length of term of office.

The Council then adjourned.
A.W. Scoullar, Chairman
Thos. F. McGuigan, City Clerk

Police Magistrate appointment delayed, $500 for free library – November 23, 1891

A. Williams declined appointment as Police Magistrate with restrictions. $500 was set aside for the Free Library for the purchase of books only. Market Committee empowered to find out what it will cost to deaden sounds from the basement of the Market Hall. Evans Coleman and Evans to supply to the city garbage-burning facility one scow load of coal at $2.20 per ton delivered. Duncan McRae hired to build a 12′ x 16′ shelter for lepers on Darcy Island.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 576-583

Vancouver November 23rd, 1891
The Council met on Monday November 23rd, 1891.

Present: Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Godfrey, Scoullar, Hobson, Templeton, Wm. Brown, McDowell and C.L. Brown.

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That C.L. Brown be approved Chairman
Carried

The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted

The following communications were received and read:

From A. Williams refusing the position of Police Magistrate under the restrictions.

Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the communications be referred to the Police Committee and that Mr. Williams be invited to be present.

Moved in amendment by Alder (sic) McDowell

Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the communication be laid on the table to be taken up later in the evening.
Amendment Carried.

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

From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed

From W. E. Graveley notifying the Council that the Insurance on Fire Hall No. 1 would expire on November 29th and asking for a renewal.
Finances

From W. F. Salsbury stating that he would undertake to carry out the wishes of the Council re auditing the Water Works Co’s books
Filed

From the City Solicitor stating the assignment for the Eagle Crematory Co. was in order but required the CO’s seal.
Filed

From J. A. Fulton Secretary of the Trades and Labor Council asking the Council to get the permission of the Dominion Government to erect bathing houses on English Bay Beach.
Referred to Board of Works

From Wm. L. Magee for Minister of Marine acknowledging the receipt of a communication from the City Clerk re the control by the City over the ends of Street.
Police

From C. C. Morrell on behalf of the Standard Oil Co asking for permission to erect a brick building on the C.P.R. reserve near Carl Av. for storing oil.
Referred to F. W. & L. Committee

From H. Mutrie at al on behalf of the Y.M.C.A. asking for the Market Hall for Dec. 1st for $10.00.
Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the Market Hall be granted to the Y.M.C.A. on the evening of Dec. 1st, 1891 for the sum of $10.00.
Carried

From Trueman and Caple asking for a grant in consideration of their growing lectures on British Columbia in England.
Referred to Finance Committee

From the City Clerk of Victoria agreeing to the terms re the keep of Lepers on Darcy Island.
Filed

From His Worship the Mayor, asking the Council to pass a resolution authorizing the Mayor, City Engineer, and City Solicitor to accept the delivery of the Water Works.

Moved by Alderman Wm. Brown
Seconded by “ Templeton
That the mayor, City Engineer, City Solicitor and the Chairman for the Water Works Committee be authorized to take delivery of the works, plant and deeds of the Vancouver Water Works Co., at as early a date as they can arrange with the Company.
Carried

From D. Oppenheimer, Mayor, advising the Council to take immediate steps to purchase water pipes for necessary extensions.
Referred to Water Committee

The following Reports were received and read:

Market

The Market Committee met on Wednesday November 18th, 1891,
Present Aldermen Godfrey, Wm. Brown, Templeton, Doering, and Brighouse.
It was recommended:
1. That the communication from J. Duff Stuart, Secretary of St. Andrews Society be referred to the Market Clerk.
2. That the Chairman be empowered to ascertain what it will cost to deaden the sounds in the basement of the Market Hall, and report.

The Committee met again on November 19th, 1891.
Present Alderman Godfrey, Wm. Brown, Brighouse and Templeton
A Communication was received from Thomas Mathews applying for the use of the Market building for the purpose of holding a public meeting on Saturday evening the 21st wish to discuss the Greer Case.
Resolved that the request contained in Mr. Mathew’s letter be granted.
Carried

Sgd. A. Godfrey
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Scoullar
That the Market Report be adopted.
Carried

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday November 20th, 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson, and Carroll.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid: Palmer Bros Coal $21.00
2. That $500.00 be placed to the credit of the Free Library in the Bank of B.C. to be expensed in the purchase of books only.
3. That the Communication from Dr. Brede Meyer re the purchase of his mineral collection be not entertained.
Sgd. Wm. Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Hobson
Seconded by “ McDowell
That the Report be adopted.
Carried

Health
The Health Committee met on Tuesday November 17th, 1981.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, Scoullar, and Templeton.

It was recommended:
1. That Evans, Coleman and Evans tender for supplying one scow load of Black Coal, at $2.20 per ton delivered, as tendered, be accepted provided that the caretakers at the crematory are satisfied that said coal is suitable for the purpose for which it is intended and that the City Engineer be instructed to have the beach where the scows are to be loaded cleared of rocks, etc.
2. That Duncan McRae be employed to frame here, and set-up on Darcy Island 12 ft. X 16 with two compartments with verandah for the use of the lepers, rustic to be used on the outside and the inside to be lined.
3. That the Health Inspector, as soon as this reading is read[y], be authorized to purchase a month’s supplies with sufficient beds and furniture, tools, etc.
4. That he be authorized to charter a steamer to carry the buildings and supplies to the Island.
Sgd. J. T. Carroll
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That the Health Report be adopted.
Carried

Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday November 19th, 1891
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Wm. Brown, C. L. Brown, Templeton, & Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1. That C Hayes’ request for a 6 ft. sidewalk on the East Side of Thurlow Street from Burnaby to Pendril (sic) Street be granted and attended to by the City Engineer.
2. That the City Solicitor be furnished with all particulars necessary in connection with D. H. Morgan’s claim on Victoria Street and that the Solicitor be requested to give his opinion in reference to the same at the next meeting.
3. That the petition from L’Abbe de la Croix de Castries asking for a sidewalk and crossing adjoining his residence on Pender St. be referred to the City Engineer for attention.
4. That this Board approves of the plan of the basement for the new Bank of BNA building submitted by Mr. C. O. Wickenden Architect and the City Engineer be instructed to inform Mr. Wickenden of the regulation widths of the sidewalks as requested by him.
5. That the City Engineer be empowered to have a sidewalk put down on the Westminster Road from 7th Av to the Bridge on the east side.
6. That the Street Inspector be instructed to make an inspection of the East End Park and make out an Estimate for Malcolm Matheson, surety for McDonald and Barton, keeping back only such amount as will be necessary to complete the work.
7. That the following amounts be paid:

L. Beaumont, Thurlow St. $562.47
T & L Whitside, (unreadable) House 13.40
H.H. Spieir, Lumber 74.87
J. Mitchell, Blacksmithing 11.62
J.C. McCurdie, 10th Av. 74.13
A.D. McDonald, box drain 410.67
Wm Jones, Keefer St. 630.99
D. Gibbons, Cambie St. 107.47
Tho. Veitch, Teaming 304.43
James Foster, Cambie St. 480.72
Godfrey & Co, Supplies 20.00
J.P. Lawson, Repairs 10.10
E. Myers, lanes 12.06
W.G. Fraser, Hastings St. 167.62
W.H. Fraser, Hospital Wing 647.02
D. Gibbons, Robson St. 195.84 H Lomas etal. Labor 332.45

8. That J. Jackson be allowed to take what he needs from Hastings Street East for use in front of his residence on Mt. Pleasant.
9. That the communication from Rand and Bro. re Hotel Metropole basement be referred tot the City Engineer with power to act & report
10. The following petitions were received and laid over,
From M. Costello, Geo Pollay, Josiah Gossi and L McLean
Sgd. A. Godfrey
For Chairman
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the report be adopted.
Carried.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Templeton
That the account of Oldfield and Cook for the frame building to enclose crematory be paid the promised, being $700.00.
Carried
Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That Alderman Carroll be re-imbursed for any money paid out on account of lepers from the time the Special Committee was appointed for their removal.
Lost

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by “ Godfrey
That the Committee go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the appointment of a Police Magistrate
Carried
Alderman McDowell was appointed Chairman.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the matter be referred to the Police Committee

Moved in amendment by Alderman Templeton, Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That application be again invited for the position of Police Magistrate, all application to be in at 4 P.M. on Monday November 30th, and that the restrictions be also advertised.
Carried.

The Committee then rose and reported that applications would again be invited for Police Magistrate.

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

Council selects new Police Magistrate – November 18, 1891

Council selects new Police Magistrate – November 18, 1891

A Special Meeting was held to appoint a Police Magistrate at a salary $125 per month. A. Williams was unanimously selected.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 574-575

[Vol. 4, pg. 574]

November 18, 1981
Vancouver November 18, 1891

A special meeting of Council was held on Wednesday November 18th, 1891 at 3 P.M. for the purpose of appointing a Police Magistrate.
Present: His Worship the Mayor and Full Board of Aldermen.

The meeting was private.

Before taking into consideration the applications it was moved by Alderman Wm. Brown, seconded by Alderman Godfrey:

1. That the salary of the Police Magistrate be fixed at $125.00 per month
2. That his office hours commence no later than 10 a.m. and continue until the business in the Police Court is over and that he give one hour each day from 3 to 4 p.m. or until completion of business.
3. That neither he nor his partner or partners be allowed to practise in the Police Court or take any case or cases in any other court against the City or in which the City is interested.
4. That when he finds the By-laws ultra vires that he report at once to the City Solicitor and give his assistance to said Solicitor in order to have said By-Laws made right.
Carried

It was then moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Council go into Committee of the whole for the consideration of the applications.
Carried

Alderman Templeton was appointed chair.

The following applications were then read:

F. Schofield, C.B. Jackson, T. B. Shoebotham, G.A. Jordon, A.Williams, D. Mc Dougall, T.T. Black, J.A. Russell, Will Ferris, and E. Nicoll.

[Vol. 4, pg. 575]

The Committee then proceeded to ballot and after a number were taken A. Williams was found to have received a majority.

The Committee then rose and reported the selection of A. Williams.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by “ C.L. Brown
That the appointment of Mr. A. Williams as police Magistrate be made unanimous and that he be engaged subject to the foregoing conditions fixed by Council.
Carried

Moved by Alderman MacDowell
Seconded by “ Hobson
That the Government be asked to appoint Mr. Williams as Justice of the Peace for the Province to enable him to fill the office of Police Magistrate, as he has been appointed unanimously by Council
Carried

The following informal motions were passed:

1. That the City Solicitor be written to stating that the Council wishes him to carry the By-Laws and Charter to completion without delay.

2. That the F W & L Committee meet next Wednesday at 8 p.m. to go over By-Laws with Solicitor.

The Council then adjourned
C. L. Brown
Chairman

Thomas 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

Post Office obstruction on Granville Street to be removed – September 7, 1891

Federal government seems to have stopped building post office on Granville Street, but has left stone blocks and building debris obstructing traffic. Two railcar loads of gravel to be purchased from the CPR for use on city streets. A by-election to be held, as Alderman de Pencier has left the city.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 487-494

Vol. 4, pg. 487
Vancouver, September 7, 1891

The Council met on Monday, September 7, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carrall, Brighouse, Godfrey, Templeton, Hobson, Brown and McDowell.
Alderman Brighouse was appointed Chairman.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From H. Stanton, Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor acknowledging the receipt of a communication re Mr. Hallett.
Filed
From Springer & Campbell offering to write up the City on condition that the Council would subscribe for a certain number of copies of the issue containing such descriptions.
Filed
From J.C. Drewry on behalf of the Toronto Globe offering a similar proposition for the consideration of Council.
Filed
From Thos. H. Robson et al praying for the sidewalking of Keefer Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From the Secretary of the Board of Trade inviting the Council to take seats on the platform in the Market Hall on the 8th inst. during the lecture of Colonel Howard Vincent.
Filed
From Henry A. Barton, Deputy Attorney General, informing Council that it was contemplated to hold an enquiry on the complaint against Mr. Hallett.
From the Chief of Police reporting on the Electric Street Lights.
Filed

Vol. 4, pg. 488

From E. Chapman et al asking for the grading of 7th Avenue from Centre Street to Hemlock Street.
Referred to Board of Works
From the Market Clerk furnishing weekly report.
Filed
From Malcolm Smith stating that it would be unnecessary to hold an investigation on the complaints against Mr. Hallett as the Government intended to do so.
Referred to Police Committee
From J.A. Fulton asking that the streets be sprinkled along the line of the march on Labour Day.
Referred to Board of Works
From C.S. Douglas asking for a sidewalk on Burrard Street between Melville and Eveleigh.
Referred to Board of Works
From John Matthews et al requesting that the land in rear of Eveleigh Street be graded.
Referred to Board of Works
From H. Abbott asking that the crushed rock be delivered on scows at the C.P.R. slip.
Referred to Board of Works with power to act
From Yates, Jay & Russell asking for a settlement of the claim of J.G. McDonald on Westminster Avenue.
Referred to Board of Works
From T.T. Black et al asking that the Fire Limits be extended to embrace the whole of Granville Street.
Referred to F.W. & L. Committee

Vol. 4, pg. 489

The following reports were received and considered:

Finance

The Finance Committee met on Friday, September 4th, 1891.
Present Aldermen Brown, Hobson and Scoullar.
It was recommended:
1) That the following accounts be paid:
The Daily Telegram, printing $ 47.15
Thomson Bros., stationery 1.50
V.W.W. Co., ½ expenses of two meeting of arbitrators to arrange 27.75
2) That tenders be invited for re-insuring the hospital furniture.
3) That as T. Oppenheimer has been assessed for Blocks 123 to 127 in District Lot 540 for a greater number of acres than said blocks contain through portions of District Lot 192 being included therein, under the advice of the City Solicitor, we would recommend that the Collector be instructed to accept the taxes properly chargeable to said Blocks in full settlement of the amount due, the balance being already charged to District Lot 192.
4) That Messrs. Corbould, McColl and Jenns be paid $100.00 the balance due to them for professional services in connection with the Smith case, the City Solicitor being of the opinion that they are entitled to it.
5) That the street sprinkling be discontinued after the 12th inst.
6) That the City Solicitor be instructed to tender to the Vancouver Water Works Co. payment for 23 hydraulics, which are considered to have

Vol 4, pg. 490

sufficient pressure for fire purposes, and that the Chief of the Fire Brigade be instructed to report as to whether the pressure has been maintained since his last report.
7) That the Provincial Government be requested to furnish the names of all parties in the City of Vancouver who have paid their poll tax for 1891.
8) That the sum of $200 be placed to the credit of the Park Commissioners for roofing the sheds where the animals are confined and for plowing, harrowing and seeding down the grounds behind the ranger’s house.
Signed by Wm. Brown, Chairman

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

Board of Works

The Board of Works met on Tuesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 3rd, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1) That the City Engineer be instructed to get a new wire rope, a governor and two wooden pulleys of the requisite diameter for Dr. Kendall’s quarry at the North Arm.
2) That the City Engineer be authorized to get two carloads of Yale gravel from the C.P.R. authorities for use on the streets.
3) That $50.00 be expended in repairs to the landing place at Brockton Point. The Union S.S. Co. to expend an additional $50.00 in

Vol. 4, pg. 491

repairs, the whole work in connection therewith to be done by the said company, under the supervision of the City Engineer.
4) That the matter re Dr. Kendall’s quarry be left in the hands of the City Engineer to arrange re a new wire rope, necessary pulleys and repairs to the broken bolt and to examine into and report into the necessity of supplying a governor for the machinery, it being, however, distinctly understood between Dr. Kendall and the City Council that there be no more demands made for further supplies or alterations by said Dr. Kendall.
5) That the communication from J.D. Fraser et al re a Charter for a Street Railway be referred to the City Solicitor to see if the Company is bona fide and to give his opinion as to what power the Board of Works has in the matter.
6) That tenders be called for the work in connection with the piers and wings of Granville and Cambie Street Bridges.
7) That 1000 feet of lumber be supplied to the caretaker of the Cemetery for shed purposes.
8) That Wm. Davie, fireman, be granted $10.00 a month extra in services in connection with the road roller.
9) That the following tenders be accepted:
8th Avenue grading, Centre Street cost D.H. Morgan
“ “ “ Columbia Street “ do.
10th Avenue, sidewalk J.C. McCurdy
Eveleigh Street “ do.
Davie Street “ do.
Hornby Street “ do.
Lanes Blocks 85, 95 + 105, 541 M. McIntyre
9th Avenue grading H.D. & E.P. Fraser

Vol. 4, pg. 492

Princess Street, sidewalk E. Sanders
10) That the following tenders be invited:
a) Lanes
Grading all lanes not already graded, south of Georgia and east of Granville street 541
b) Lanes
Grading lanes in Blocks 8, 16 and 22, 185
c) Prior Street sidewalk both sides from Gore to Jackson
d) Homer Street grading full width through blocks 55 and 56, also between Smythe and Nelson Streets
e) Grading east end school grounds
f) Sophia Street and 14th Avenue clearing and grading
g) About 4000 ft box drains in Yale Town

11) That the following accounts be paid:
W. Crickmay supplies to quarry $ 562.84
McLennan & McFeely, supplies 19.25
J.M. O’Toole, supplies 8.59
Robertson Bros. & Co., Supplies 2.25
James Hartney, Supplies 75.48
Sheridan & Blair, relaying sidewalk 25.50
W.G. Fraser, Harris Street 66.40
McLean Bros., Harris Street 115.71
Dalkwell & Pinto, Nelson Street 108.65
Creighton, Fraser & Co., Supplies 1.70
H.P. Bailey, Richards Street 109.41
W.D. Hobson, Robson Street 629.46
D. Gibbons App. to Cambie Street Bridge 753.50
James Foster, Bridge St. 462.00
Boyd A. Clandenning, Nicola Street 1,652.13
H.P. Bailey, Barnard Street 133.56
Thomas et al, labour 374.05

The petition from Misses Johnson was filed.

The petition from Walter Black was laid over.
Signed S. Brighouse
Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the report of the Board of Works be adopted.
Carried

Vol. 4, pg. 493
Introduction of By-Laws

Alderman Godfrey introduced a by-law to fix the time etc. for holding an election in Ward 5 for the election of an Alderman to fill the position left vacant by reason of Alderman De Pencier having left the City.

By-law read a first time on motion of Alderman Godfrey, seconded by Alderman Hobson.

By-law read a second time on motion of Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Godfrey.

The Council went into Committee of the Whole with Alderman Godfrey in the Chair.

The By-law was read over clause by clause and reported complete.

It was then read a third time on motion of Alderman Templeton, seconded by Alderman Godfrey.

Mr. J.C. Drewry, representing the Toronto Globe, was on resolution allow [sic] to appear before the Bar of the Council to explain the advantages of his paper as an advertising medium and offering to write up the City for $300.00.

After hearing him through it was moved by Alderman McDowell, seconded by Alderman Brown
That this matter and that of Springer and Campbell be filed.
Carried
MOTIONS

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the account of Mr. E. Cook amounting to $43.75 being for rent of wharf for delivery of broken stone up to August 29th be paid.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton

Vol. 4. pg. 494
That the application of the Board of Trade for the user of the Market Hall on Tuesday the 8th inst. be granted, no charge being made for same.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Godfrey
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That whereas for many months Granville Street has be [sic] partially blocked with building material to be used in the construction of the Post Office on which operations has been suspended for some time, therefore be it resolved that the Dominion Government be communicated with requesting them either to recommence building or remove the obstructions to traffic without delay.
Carried

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

Ratepayers protest Isaac Hallett’s continuing as Police Magistrate – July 27, 1891

Mayor Oppenhiemer and Alderman receive a notice of injunction from Elizabeth Ann Studden on behalf of the ratepayers, prohibiting the City from paying any further salary to Isaac Hallet as Police Magistrate. Hastings Street to be graded for Street Railway tracks. Committees appointed to organize Vancouver’s contribution to the Provincial Exhibit, and to acquire electric street lighting, street railways, and gas works.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 434 – 440

[vol 4 page 434]
Vancouver July 27th 1891

The Council met on Monday July 27th 1891.
Present: His Worship the Mayor, and Aldermen Brighouse, Carroll, Godfrey, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Brown and McDowell.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:

From the Market Clerk reporting on the market receipts for one week. Filed.

From the Deputy Provincial Secretary acknowledging the receipt of the resolution of Council re the refunding of the poll tax. Filed.

From Wm Seidelman requesting that Powell Street be opened up to the eastern boundary of the City. Referred to the Board of Works.

From the Secretary of the Board of Trade asking for the appointment of a Committee of the Council to act in conjunction with a Committee from the Board, to arrange to have the City properly represented at the coming Toronto Exhibition. Filed.

From the Merchants Tailors and business men of the City praying Council to fix the License for transient traders at $200.00 per year. Referred to the Policy Com.

From Elizabeth Ann Studden on behalf of the ratepayers of the City of Vancouver,

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serving a Writ of Summons on the Mayor and Aldermen, giving notice of an application for an Injunction to prevent any salary being paid to I.H. Hallett as Police Magistrate and for the refunding of $165.55 already paid to him. Referred to the City Solicitor.

From Dr. Johnston stating that Miss Woodward was sick with scarlet fever and that she would not be fit for duty for six weeks. Referred to the Board of Health.

From R. W. Armstrong Revising Barrister asking the Council to supply him with the names of all parties eligible for insertion on the Dominion Voters List. Filed.

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

After the communications were read Alderman Carroll moved that Mr. R.D. Pitt be allowed to explain to the Council his claims for compensation for the loss of his leg through being run over by the Fire Engine in 1887. Leave was granted and Mr. Pitt explained all the circumstances in connection with the accident but no action was taken by the Council.

The following Reports were received and read.

F.W. & L.
The F.W. & L. Committee met on Wednesday July 20th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Brighouse and Templeton.

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It was recommended:

1. That the following accounts be paid:
John Scuitto, Coal oil, etc. $12.85
G.H. Bazley, Horse shoeing 2.00
Tye & Co, Supplies .25
J.M. Buxton, Coal 13.00

2. That the tender of G.A. Fraser & Co for the supply of couplings etc. be accepted at the following rates:
For couplings: $2.80 per set
Gex rings 2.00 per dozen
Gaskets .55 per dozen
sgd. Wm Templeton
Chairman

Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Hobson
That the Report of the F.W. & L. Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works No. 22
The Board of Works met on Thursday July 23rd 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Templeton and Godfrey.
It was recommended:
1. That the Fire Inspector be instructed to see that all the provisions of the Fire By-Law are carried out in connection with Mr. Rogers building in course of erection in Block 3, OGT.
2. That Hastings Street be graded so that the Street Railway Co may build its line on said street as per agreement.
3. That the City Engineer be instructed to have the necessary details prepared and that tenders be called for an addition to the Caretaker’s

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house at the boundary; also for the plastering of the present structure.
4. That Alberni Street be surface graded from Bute Street 4 lots east so as to give access to Mr. Eldon’s residence, the work to be done under the supervision of the Street Inspector.
5. That the City Engineer be empowered to obtain copies of the registered plans of the City.
6. That tenders be called for street signs.
7. That the City Engineer consult with the City Solicitor with a view to having the street numbering by-law amended so as to be more definite.
8. That the City Solicitor be asked to give his opinion in reference to the account of Mr. Potter for work done in locating sewer connections.
9. That the City Engineer go over the streets and see on which it would be most advisable to use the crushed stone from the North Arm quarry.
10. That the C.P.R. Co be requested to extend all streets in subdivision 526 to the water front.
11. That A.K. Stuart’s name be place on the City pay roll at a salary of 65.00 per month.
12. That the Chairman of the Board of Works and the City Engineer make a trip in the interests of the City with a view to examining the street paving in use in the principal cities on Puget Sound and Portland Oregon.
13. That the following contracts be awarded:
Nicola St grading, Boyd & C.
Nelson St grading, Balkwell & Pinto
Princess St grading, Wm Archibald

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Thurlow St grading, S. Beaumont
Seventh Av grading, D.H. Morgan
Bute St sidewalk, J.B. Thornton
14. That tenders be invited for the following work:
Hornby Street, 6 ft sidewalk past St. Paul’s Church.
Robson St, grading full width from Richards to Cambie.
Grading lanes in Blocks 65 & 75, 541.
Cambie St, 200 ft of sidewalk and crossings.
Harris St, grading from Heatley to Campbell Av.
Grading lane in Block 53, 196.
Grading Hastings Street east.
Keefer Street grading.
15. That the following accounts be paid:
H. Connacher, Seymour St $65.85
H. Lomas et al, Labor 185.00
sgd. S. Brighouse
Chairman

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

Finance No.
The Finance Committee met on Friday July 24, 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Carroll, Hobson and Scoullar.
The following accounts were recommended for payment:
J. Miller, Stamps $30.00
News-Advertiser, Ads 10.34
F.W. Hart, Furniture, etc. 86.25
It was further recommended:
1. That cheques for $250, 250 and 150 respectively be made out in favor of W.H. Gallagher, S. Sheppard and E.C. Britton for the ends

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of their lots on Powell Street in Block 48.

2. That an advertisement be inserted calling for applications for two assessors for the City of Vancouver, one of whom must be thoroughly proficient in the knowledge of the value of buildings, applications to be received up to Friday the 31st inst.
sgd. Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman Brighouse
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That this Council do appoint Aldermen Scoullar, Carroll, McDowell, Hobson and Templeton a Committee to act in conjunction with the Provincial Exhibit Committee having in view the special preparation of the City and Provincial contributions to exhibit, also that the Board of Trade be asked to appoint a similar committee to act in conjunction therewith. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the City Clerk be instructed to forward to the Attorney General a copy of the writ in the case of Mrs. Studden vs the City of Vancouver. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Templeton
That the City Clerk be instructed to employ assistance to prepare

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the Dominion Voters List and also to give notice through the newspapers asking all persons to have their names placed on said list before the 15th of August next. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That in the opinion of this Council it is desirable that the City should own and operate the electric lighting, street railway and gas works provided such works can be purchased at a reasonable price. Carried.
The rules were suspended in this case.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Godfrey
That the Mayor and Aldermen Brown, Godfrey, Scoullar, McDowell and Templeton be appointed a Committee to enquire into and report to this Council upon what terms and conditions the electric lighting, street railway and gas company works can be purchased by the City. Carried.

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

Phone brought in to Mountain View Cemetery – July 20, 1891

Phone brought in to Mountain View Cemetery – July 20, 1891

Mrs. McDonald, wife of the cemetery keeper, to be paid $5.00 per month for attending to the telephone. City Solicitor gave his opinion that the position of Police Magistrate is technically vacant as Mr. Isaac Hallett is not a qualified Justice of the Peace. Hallett’s position as a Stipendiary Magistrate allows him to collect fines under the City Bylaws.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 428 – 433

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Vancouver July 20 1891

The Council met on Monday July 20th 1891 at 8 P.M.

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

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.

The following communications were received and read:
From the Chief of Police reporting on the Street Lights. Filed.

From the City Solicitor stating that E.J. Clark of Toronto ought to pay to the City the $1000.00 promised on the South Park. Referred to Finance Committee.

From A. Campbell Reddie, Dep Prov Secretary acknowledging the receipt of the notification giving the names of the School Trustees appointed by the Council. Filed.

From Henry A. Barton Dep Attorney General, asking to be informed whether Mr. Hallett’s appointment as Police Magistrate had been cancelled by resignation or otherwise. Referred to Police Committee.

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

From the City Solicitor stating that the office of Police Magistrate was vacant through Mr. Hallett not being a J.P. and stating

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that he was empowered to try cases under the City By-Laws on account of him being a Stipendiary Magistrate be he [sic] has not under the regulations of the City. Referred to the Police Committee.

From W.D. Burdis et al asking for a stand pipe for fire purposes at the junction of Campbell Av and Princess St. Referred to the Board of F W & L.

From Wm Ralph et al asking that the Tramway come down Hastings St. Referred to the Board of Works.

From David Brockwell asking that two trees be cut down on the corner of Lansdowne & Scotia Streets. Referred to City Engineer.

From R.D. Pitt asking to be allowed to explain his case to the Council. The City Clerk was instructed to ask Mr. Pitt to be present.

From Joseph Pope of Ottawa conveying the thanks of Lady Macdonald to the Mayor & Council of Vancouver for their kind sympathy with her in her affliction. Filed.

From J.H. Smith complaining of the conduct of the Health Inspector. Referred to the Health Committee.

The following accounts were received and read:

Finance No 22
The Finance Committee met on Friday

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July 17th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Brown, Hobson and Scoullar.
It was recommended:
1. That the communication from R. D. Pitt asking for remuneration for the loss be referred back to Council for discussion.
2. That the communication from H.A. Jones offering the lots adjoining the City Hall for $6000.00 be filed.
3. That the sum of $250.00 be placed to the credit of the British Columbia Association Provincial Exhibit as Vancouver’s Grant.
4. That Thos Whitelaw be paid $750.00 less the amount already received by him for services rendered in connection with the examination of the water works submarine pipe, as per agreement the amount being $703.40, which includes cost of draft.
5. That the following accounts be paid:
Provincial Govt for Schools $2740.00
Thos F. McGuigan, Refund .50
Daily Telegram, Ad 2.40
R. Fairclough, W.W. Arbitration 57.75
A.N. Richards, W.W. Arbitration 1050.00
Corbould & McColl, Costs in Hendry Case 49.10
In respect to the Hendry Case this Committee would suggest that the City Solicitor and Police Magistrate be instructed to work more amicably together where the City’s interests are involved and thus save the payment of unnecessary costs; otherwise action should be taken to secure the services of officials who would act more in conformity with the wishes of the Council.
Sgd Wm Brown, Chairman

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Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Brighouse
That the Report of the Finance Committee be adopted. Carried.

Works no 22
The Board of Works met on Monday July 20 1891 at 3 P.M.
Present: Aldermen Brighouse, Brown, Godfrey and Templeton.
It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
Thos Stephenson, Expenses to North Arm $2.50
H. Blyth, Salary 20.00
H. Connacher, East End Park 472.50
W.G. Fraser, Hornby St. 225.73
Angus Fraser, Howe St. 217.91
J. Callister, Filling 11.50
H. Lomas et al 130.50
2. That tenders be invited for the following works.
Nelson St. grade full width from Granville to Bute.
Robson St. grading from Thurlow to Broughton.
Bute St. 6 ft sidewalk from Nelson to Comox.
Burrard St. 6 ft sidewalk from Dunlevy to Heatley both sides.
Box drain on Cambie & Water Streets.
Campbell Av. 6 ft sidewalk from Hastings to Princess St.
Hornby St. grade full width from Georgia to Dunsmuir and 6 ft sidewalk on the east side.
Grading approach to Cambie Street Bridge from the south.
Harris St. sidewalk (6 ft) to Heatley.
3. That the City Engineer’s recommendations for temporary appointments in his Department be endorsed, the question of salaries being referred to the Finance Committee.
4. That the loose plank now lying on Westminster Avenue be made use of for the extension of

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of the present sidewalk on 6th Av. on the north side from Scotia to Brunswick St.
5. That the City Engineer be instructed to have a minute survey made of the Victoria Street contract to see whether the contractor for that work has gone outside of the city limits.
6. That as the City Engineer has reported that under the agreement with W.H. Kendall the City is not bound to supply him with wire rope etc. the Board cannot see its way clear to grant his request.
7. A communication was received from H.T. Ceperley, Secy-Treas. Van Elec Ry & Light Co, informing the Board of the willingness of that company to accept the option of building their lines on certain streets within the city limits viz Park, Venables, Campbell Av and Oppenheimer Streets and asking same to be graded; also giving notice to the City Engineer under Section 8 of the agreement between the company and the city. It was resolved that the Board does not understand that the agreement between the city and the company requires the city to grade any streets.
8. That Mrs. McDonald, wife of the caretaker of the Cemetery be paid $5.00 a month for attending to the telephone.
9. That this Board has no power to return W.H. Kendall’s deposit as requested by him.
Sgd S. Brighouse, Chairman

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

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Motions
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Attorney General be informed that the office of Police Magistrate is not vacant and that Mr. Hallett has not been dismissed.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor

Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following communications were received and read:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Market Clerk furnishing his weekly report.
Filed

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

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

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

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

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

The following Reports were received and read:-

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

Communications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Committee then rose and reported the Report as Complete.

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

License

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

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

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

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

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

Health No. 14

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

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

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

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

Finance No. 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consideration of By-Laws

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moved in amendment by Alderman Brown
Seconded by Alderman Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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That Clause “C” be struck out.
Carried

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

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

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by “ Doering

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

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

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