Money to be found, but not for Oppenheimer – May 16, 1892

Money to be found, but not for Oppenheimer – May 16, 1892

Taxpayers to be polled June 21, 1892 regarding tax increase to fund schools, sewers and water works extensions. Council refuses (by one vote) to reimburse former Mayor Oppenheimer $500 spent out of his own funds on City business. A.M. Beattie proposes to lease the Market Hall. The By-Law to change the name of Oppenheimer Street to Cordova Street was defeated on the second reading. (more…)

Selected city streets to be paved – May 2, 1892

Selected city streets to be paved – May 2, 1892

Pavement for Hastings, Cordova, Carrall, Abbott and Cambie Streets to be paid by frontage tax (city pays 1/3, owners pay 2/3). Property owners on these streets must get their water and gas connections in before paving takes place. Water temporarily shut off to the Rogers Sugar Refinery during the City takeover of the Water Works. (more…)

Special meeting of Council to arrange funding for water works purchase – February 24, 1892

Present staff of Capilano Water Works to be kept on when the purchase by the City is complete. Temporary financing arranged with the Bank of British Columbia while debentures sold in London.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 681-683

[vol 5 pg 681]

Vancouver Feb. 24th 1892

A special meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday, February 24th, 1892 for the purpose of providing funds for the purchase of the Water Works and other business as might be taken up.

Present: His Worship the Mayor and Aldermen Anderson, McGuigan, McCraney, Odlum, Franklin, Mills and Gavin.

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman Gavin

That the Mayor be authorized to make all necessary arrangements to provide for the payment of the amount due to the Water Works Company on the purchase of the works and plant and to arrange with the bank to grant a temporary loan for the amount required and as security therefor to give a promissory note for the amount, advanced by the bank and an order on Messers Coates and Son of London to pay to the bank any proceeds they may now have or in future have, from the sale of the debentures forwarded and to make arrangements with the bank that if Messers Coates and Son do not sell the balance of the debentures remaining unsold, within a certain time, that the bank shall have power to sell the same and to retain the proceeds thereof to the amount borrowed.

Carried.

The following form of note was approved:
On demand the City of Vancouver promise to pay the Bank of British Columbia or order, at their office in Vancouver …. dollars and interest thereon from date until paid at the rate of seven percent per annum for value received.

[vol 5 pg 682]

Report of  F. W. and L. Committee
The F. Co. and L. Committee met on Wednesday February 24th, 1892 at 4 p.m.
Present: Aldermen Franklin, Mills and McGuigan.
It was recommended:
1. That the Committee with the City Engineer make arrangements to visit the Capilano on Tuesday next re the construction of a road.
2. That in taking over the water works the present staff be retained until further arrangements are made. The City Treasurer to have charge of the financial department and the Engineer of the outside work.
3. That the Committee be empowered to select a site for a Central Fire Hall and also for fire hall for Mount Pleasant and report.
4. That William Davey’s salary be raised to $50.00 per month in accordance with the terms of his engagement, the remaining applications to be laid over till estimates are brought in.
5. That A. Morrison Duplex Chemical Fire Engine be purchased from the Gutta Percha and Rubber Manufacturing Company of Toronto, price 2740 delivered free of all charges at the fire hall in the City of Vancouver providing the insurance companies doing business in the city contribute to the cost.

Signed J. L. Franklin

Chairman

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman Gavin
That Clause 5 be referred back for report on Monday night.
Carried

Moved by Alderman Anderson
Seconded by Alderman McGuigan

[vol 5 pg 683]

That the balance of the report be adopted.
Carried.

The Council then adjourned.

(signed) F. Cope, Mayor
Thomas McGuigan, City Clerk

Projected new oil warehouse alarms neighbours – Feb 15, 1892

Projected new oil warehouse alarms neighbours – Feb 15, 1892

Letter received from R.D. Pith thanking Council for giving  him an artificial leg.  Condition of city street lights is a problem.  The Vancouver Electric Railway & Light Co. “urged to erect all lights that they had been notified to purchase last year”. $34.70 to be paid to the City of Victoria “for the keep of the leper”.  Oppenheimer Brothers protest against the Standard Oil Co.’s potential oil warehouse on Block 7.196. (more…)

City Hospital staff reappointed, slaughterhouses all “in order” – Feb 8, 1892

City Hospital staff reappointed, slaughterhouses all “in order” – Feb 8, 1892
Complaint received from Philip Fewster of his being ill-treated at Police Court.  Miss Swan reappointed as Matron at the City Hospital at $50 a month and allowed an assistant at $15.  W.G. March appointed as hospital cook and Frank Humphries as porter at $30 a month each. Alderman McGuigan and Gavin reported that they had visited the Slaughter houses and crematory with the mayor and found everything in order there being no smells. Mrs. Broderick paid $28.80 by the Health Committee for shirt making.  Final purchase of the Vancouver Water Works Company to take place at City Hall February 29, 1892.

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Bell-Irving and Paterson get Water Works contract – Feb 2, 1892

The Council granted the Water Works contract for cast iron pipes, lead pipes, and lead to Bell-Irving and Paterson, commerical merchants at 436 Cordova Street. Use of the hall at the City Market was granted free for a hospital fund-raiser. By-Laws completed on vagrancy, liquor, use of guns within City limits, health, trades licensing, bread, and the pound. (more…)

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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Georgia Brown (pg 607), and Judy Lam Maxwell (pg 609)
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

[Volume 4 page 604]

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

[Volume 4 page 608]

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

[Volume 4 page 610]

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

Water Works debentures sold at 96% – December 10, 1891

The rate for the sale of the Water Works Debentures was set at 96% (The City had wanted a minimum of 97.5%, the bank had advised a straight 95). The City will submit a by-law to the citizens to acquire the Street Railway Company at $437,000.

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 598-599

[Vol. 4, pg. 598]

Vancouver, December 10th, 1891

A Special Meeting of the Council was held on Thursday December 10th 1891.

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

His Worship the mayor furnished all the correspondence which had passed between Hanson Bros. and himself relating to the sale of the Water Works Debentures; also telegram from Coales of London advising the marking of a straight issue at 95 instead of a minimum of 97 ½:-

Resolved
That Hanson Bros be instructed to place the Debentures on the Market at 96 and that the following telegrams be forwarded:-

Coales & Son London Authorize Sale at 96. Notice Band rate discount dropped. ought realize more. Do your best sgd D Oppenheimer Mayor
and

Edwin Hanson London, Eng. Authorize you to approve prospectus behalf Mayor and Treasurer of City. sgd D Oppenheimer Mayor

Carried

The question of the purchase of the Street Ry Co’s property was then taken up and after due consideration it was moved my Alderman McDowell, Seconded by Alderman Templeton
“That the Council will submit

[Volume 4 page 599]

a By-Law to the Citizens, providing for the purchase of the Shares, and guaranteeing the Debentures issued by the Company amounting in all to $437,000, provided the statements of assets in the Company delivered by the Company to the City;, are verified by persons to be appointed by the Council.

The above resolution to be forwarded to the Company and answer required before Monday. If the citizens pass the above By-Law the Company to deliver and assign all the assets, as shown by their statements on payment by the City of the $162,000, $75,000 to the Bank, and the City guaranteeing $200,000 of debentures now issued by the Company.

The company to pay all open accounts, and bills payable by them, at date of transfer. Carried
The Council then adjourned.

D. Oppenheimer Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan City Clerk

Sidewalk to be put in for Baptist Church – December 7, 1891

Sidewalk to be put in for Baptist Church – December 7, 1891

A six foot sidewalk to be put on 7th Avenue to the Baptist Church, with stumps and roots “which may be obstructions” to be removed. The new Crematory (garbage burning) facility to be insured for $3,000. The City Clerk to have a sufficient number of ballot boxes for election purposes, said boxes to be made of galvanized iron.

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and sponsored by Shirley Barnett

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City of Vancouver Archives
Series 23-A Volume 4 pages 592-597

[Vol 4 page 592]
Vancouver December 7th 1891
The Council met on Monday December 7th 1891.
Present: Aldermen Carroll, Brighouse, Scoullar, Templeton, Hobson, Wm Brown, McDowell and C.L. Brown.
Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That Alderman Scoullar be appointed Chairman. Carried.

The minutes of last meeting were read and adopted.
The following communications were received and read:

From Mayor Oppenheimer requesting the Council to order pipes for the extension of the water works system. Referred to Water Works Committee.

From the Market Clerk reporting on the market receipts. Filed.

From John McAllister drawing the attention of the Council to the manner in which F.K. Winch was carrying out his contract for the construction of the hose cart.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Wm Brown
That John McAllister be invited to attend the next meeting of the Fire Water and Light Committee to be held at the City Hall on Wednesday the 9th day of December 1891 re his communication to Council. Carried.

From James Nelson drawing the attention of the Council to the filthy condition of the

[Vol 4 page 593]

lane in Block 87, District Lot 196. Referred to the Board of Works.

From E.C. Coldwell drawing attention to the non-completion of the order for the erection of electric lights on Keefer and Harris Streets. Referred to Board of F.W. & L.

From J.T. Brown & Sons requesting that Howe St at the corner of Pender St be repaired. Referred to Board of Works.

From the City Auditor submitting report of the receipts and expenditures for August. Referred to Finance Committee.

From Andrew Engle drawing attention to the necessity of keeping competent men at the Crematory. Referred to Health Committee.

From G.A. Jordan accepting the position of Police Magistrate. Filed.

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

From G.W. Townsend asking for a street crossing on Westminster Road near M.J. Henry’s gardens. Referred to Board of Works.

The following reports were received and read:

Finance
The Finance Committee met on Friday December 4th 1891.

Present: Aldermen Brown, Scoullar, Hobson and Carroll.

[Vol 4 page 594]

It was recommended:
1. That the following accounts be paid:
S.J. Tilley & Son, Stationery $52.40
2. That the City Solicitor be requested to return the cheque held by him for the purchase of portions of lots on Powell Street and that said cheque be cancelled.
3. That the City Clerk be instructed to have made a sufficient number of ballot boxes for election purposes, said boxes to be made of galvanized iron.
sgd Wm Brown
Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the Report be adopted. Carried.
Works
The Board of Works met on Thursday December 3rd 1891.
Present: Aldermen Wm Brown, C.L. Brown, Templeton and Brighouse.
It was recommended:
1. That the City Engineer be authorized to have a 6 ft sidewalk put down on 7th Av to the Baptist church and that the Street Inspector have the stumps and roots removed which may be obstructions.
2. That the Street Inspector extend the temporary sidewalk on 6th Av one block further west.
3. That the communication from Baker Bros et al re Water Street be referred to the City Engineer with power to act, also that he have a temporary sidewalk laid on 11th Av from Ontario to Columbia Street.

[Vol 4 page 595]

4. That tenders be called for the erection of sheds on the Market grounds.
5. That J. Potter be awarded the contract for the construction of a box drain on Cambie Street.
6. That the following accounts be paid:
Columbia Carriage Works $3.00
S. Beaumont, Thurlow St 74.64
E Myers, Lane 79.38
J. Ironsides, Barclay St 20.
Leamy & Kyle, Lumber 195.08
W.H. Kendall, Crushed rock 760.50
D.H. Morgan, 8th Av 172.80
Thos Bayley, 9th Av 166.25
Thos Veitch, Delivering rock 263.59
Crowder & Penzer, seed 13.92
Van City Foundry, City stamp 5.00
B.C. Ironworks, Bolts 11.70
E. Cook, Rent of wharf 25.00
J. Johnson, Drayage 1.50
T. Thomson & Co, Drayage 10.00
L. Roy, Sewer connections 6.75
J. P. Lawson et al, Sundries 4.20
Tye & Co, Supplies 36.54
S.T. Tilley & Son, Supplies 8.00
Queen Bros, Livery 14.75
H. Lomas et al, Labor 392.55

sgd Wm Templeton
for Chairman
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That the Report be adopted. Carried.

Introduction of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the rules be suspended and leave granted for the introduction

[Vol 4 page 596]

of the consolidated Health By-Law. Carried.

The By-Law was introduced and read a first time.
The rules were again suspended and the By-Law read a second time.

The Mayor arrived and took the Chair.

Motions
Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman McDowell
That the City Engineer be instructed to examine and report as to the efficiency of the sewer in the lane in Block 3, 185, also that he produce profile showing depth of said sewer at the next regular meeting of this Council. Carried.

Moved by Alderman [blank]
Seconded by Alderman [blank]
That the City Clerk be instructed to insure the crematory building for one year to the amount of $3000.00. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Templeton
Seconded by Alderman Brown
That the Dominion Sanitary and Cremation Co be paid the sum of $175 in full settlement of their claim for expenses incurred by Mr. Thomson, their employee, in coming to Vancouver in connection with the construction of the crematory in December last, same being certified by the Mayor as being correct. Carried.

Moved by Alderman Carroll
Seconded by Alderman C.L. Brown
That the City Solicitor be and is hereby instructed to prepare a By-Law

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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 the length of term of office.

Moved in amendment by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Wm Brown
That the motion be laid over. Carried.

Consideration of By-Laws
Moved by Alderman McDowell
Seconded by Alderman Scoullar
That the Council go into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Health By-Law. Carried.

Alderman Carroll was appointed Chairman.
The By-Law was read over clause by clause and reported to Council as complete with amendments.

Moved by Alderman Scoullar
Seconded by Alderman Carroll
That a special meeting of the Council be held on Thursday December 10th at 4 P.M. for the consideration of the purchase of the Vancouver Street Railway and for the revision of By-Laws. Carried.
The Council then adjourned to meet again on Friday the 11th inst at 8 P.M.

D. Oppenheimer
Mayor
Thos. F. McGuigan
City Clerk