Office of Corporate Administration fonds

Series 4. Correspondence

Letterbook, 1886-1891

Transcribed by Heather White, 2009, Rev. 2014-5

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Page 1

18 Dec 1886

Sir

I am directed to forward the enclosed resolution respecting an extension of the [limits] of this City passed by the Municipal Council at a regular meeting held on Monday, the 13th Dec 1886 for the approval of His Honor the Lieutenant Governor, and to ask that he may be pleased to grant the prayer therein contained.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

 

[?] J [Robson?]

Provincial Secretary

Victoria BC


22
nd Dec 1886

Dear Sir

On reading clause 21 of the “Island Railway Act [1884) it seems that the Real Estate, i.e. Land of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company within the City limits is liable for Municipal Taxation.  Will you Kindly inform me if this is the correct view.

Respectfully Yours

[Sam] Gough

City Clerk

 

R Dunsmuir Esq. M.P.P.

President Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Co

Victoria BC

18th January 1886

Sir

Your communication of the 8th visit is to hand. The draft Proclamation is accurate in the description of the boundaries of the extension sought and I herewith return the same.

Yours very truly

[Saml] Gough

City Clerk

 

T Elwyn Esq

Dep. Pro Secretary

Victoria BC


29
th December 1886

Dear Sir

I have the honor to inform you that at a Special Meeting of the Municipal Council held yesterday, you were appointed Returning Officer for the forthcoming Municipal Election.

[I have the?]

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Marshall Bray Esq

Nanaimo

Page 4

4th January 1887

Dear Sir

I have the honor to inform you that at the regular meeting of the Municipal Council held last evening, you were appointed to audit the Corporation account for the year 1886 _ at the [?] renumeration viz [?].

I have [?]

S Gough C.C.

 

Donald Smith Esq Nanaimo

 

25th January 1887

J. W. Stirtan Esq

Nanaimo

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inform you that unless you cause the lumber and rubbish to be cleared away from Skinner Street by 4 p.m. on Wednesday 26th inst. The Corporation will cause it to be done at your expense.

Yours very truly

[Saml] Gough

City Clerk

 

Order No. 1__ 1887

To Thomas O’Connell, City Constable.

You will please observe the following rules until further notice.

1st From 8 o’clock till 11 o’clock your beat will be from the check box to the Post Office, and it is desired that you take the following course as nearly as possible: viz- from the check box, you proceed along the West side of Commercial Street to the its intersection with Bastion street then crossing to the East side and continue along Church street and Dallas Square to the Post Office _ returning you will traverse – Front street to Bastion thence along Bastion to Skinner street, thence along the South side of Bastion street to the East side of Commercial street and thence to the point of commencement.

2nd At 12 o’clock and 4 o’clock you will extend your beat to the corner of Comox Road and Wallace street, thence along Wallace and Bastion streets to the check Box.

3rd Every night 20 minutes will be allowed for refreshments commencing on the evening at 1 o’clock, the next night at 2 o’clock, thus alternating the hour every night.

4th. You will observe the same rules as heretofore respecting the deposit and taking out of checks from the box at the following times viz.—8 – 9 – 10 – 12 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 and 4-45 o’clock -- after depositing your check at 4-45 o’clock you will perform your beat to the Post Office then your duties will cease.

Nanaimo, B.C.

29th January 1887 Walter Wilson

Chairman Police Committee

 

Order No. 1 __ 1887

To Thomas Millar __ City Constable

You will please observe the following rules until further notice.

1st From 8 o'clock until 11 o'clock your beat will be from the corner of Haliburton and Crace streets to the check box at the north end of Commercial street bridge and it is desired that you take the following course as nearly as possible. Viz:- from the corner of Haliburton and Crace streets you proceed along Victoria Crescent to the check box after depositing your check you will along Victoria Crescent and the North Ends of Nicol street and Victoria Road to the point of commencement, on returning you will pass along Cavan street thence down Albert street and to the check box.

2nd At 11-30 o’clock and 3-30 o’clock you will extend your beat along Haliburton street to a point opposite the Dew-Drop Hotel.

3rd Every night 30 minutes will be allowed for refreshments commencing this evening at 12-30 o’clock the next night at 1-30 o’clock thus alternating the hour every night.

4th You will observe the same rules as heretofore respecting the deposit and taking out of checks from the box at the following times viz.—8.30 – 9.30 – 10.30 – 11.30 – 12.30 – 1.30 – 2.30 – 3.30 – 4.30 and 5 o’clock, when your duties will cease

Nanaimo BC

29th January 1887 Walter Wilson

Chairman of Police Committee

 

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Nanaimo BC

12th February 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to request you to inform them at what price your company will supply and place in position a number of three inch hydrants for fire purposes. The hydrants to have not less than [two] branches and the couplings to be suitable for attaching the hose now in use in the Nanaimo Fire Co.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

[?]

H C Halleck Esq

Secretary Nanaimo Water Works Co

Nanaimo

 

06 [Feb?] 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Police Committee to inform you that you are expected to use extra efforts to prevent the practice of gambling in the hotels on your beat, the committee believe that in the past you have been too lenient, and in future you must see that the laws are faithfully carried out, or the committee will be compelled to take steps that will be very unpleasant.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

[Saml] Gough

City Clerk

Thomas Millar Esq

City Constable Nanaimo

 

Page 10

 

Nanaimo BC 2nd March 1887

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of the City of Nanaimo to request you to send them a price list of the hose (Fire Engine) manufactured by your Company – they intend purchasing 1000 feet and as they intend to pay on the receipt of the hose – they expect you to give them your best terms.

Awaiting the favor of your reply

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Canadian Rubber Co

335 St Paul Street

Montreal P Q

 

Nanaimo BC. 2nd March 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to favor them with a price list of the Fire Engine Hose manufactured by you. They intend purchasing 1000 feet and as they are prepared to pay on the receipt of the hose. They expect you to give them your best terms.

Awaiting the favor of your reply

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

T McIlroy Esq

125 to 155 West Lodge Avenue

Toronto Ont

 

Page 11

 

Nanaimo BC 8th March 1887

W. H. Phillips Esq

Victoria, BC

Dear Sir

Mayor Gibson has directed me to order the “Great Seal” size for new seal you will please keep as close as possible to the old design, but put in the upright pieces under the bridge, the same as I marked last week.

Yours truly

[Saml] Gough

City Clerk

 

Nanaimo B.C. 2nd March 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to favor them with a price list of the Fire Engine Hose manufactured by you. They intend purchasing 1000 feet, and as they are prepared to pay on the receipt of the hose – They expect you to give them your best terms.

Awaiting the favor of your reply

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

T McIlroy Esq

125 to 155 West Lodge Avenue

Toronto Ont

 

Nanaimo, B.C. 8th March 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inform you that your offer to supply and place in position hydrants for fire purposes has been accepted.  I am also instructed to state that the Council have to cancel the permission (granted some time ago) given your Company, to erect a building on Carroll street.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

 

W.C. Hallick Esq

Secretary

Nanaimo Water Works Co

Nanaimo

 

Nanaimo B.C.

8th March 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that your offer to supply a quantity of nine-inch iron pipes, as stated by Mayor Gibson, has been accepted.  It is estimated that about fifty will be required, but as the matter is left in the hands of the Street Committee, they or the Mayor will wait on you.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk
 

S.M. Robins. Esq

Superintendent Vancouver Coal Co

Nanaimo B.C.

 

10th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that they consider the charge of $10.00 for setting each of the meters in the City Hall to be excessive and out of proportion with the ordinary charge for such service, and I am desired to request your Company to make a reduction from the sum now charged.

Awaiting the favor of your Reply

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your obedient Servant

Saml Gough

City Clerk

 

W.K. Leighton Esq

Secretary Nanaimo Gas Company

Nanaimo

 

14th March 1887

Messrs. Allsop & Mason

Victoria

Gentlemen

Yours of the 7th is to hand.

Lots 40 Block VIII

75 “ 18

45 “ X

47 “ X are assessed in I. L. [Stah?]schmidts name. The taxes for 1885 and 86 are unpaid the total amount due is $7.20. The value of lots 40, 45 and being on the main street [?] should be about $1200 each probably would bring more. Lot 75 being farther back, but as it is a corner lot and being in a good location is worth about the same figure.

Yours truly

S Gough

 

16th March 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to forward the enclosed By-Laws for your consideration, and to state that a clerical error was made in the By Law to authorize the raising of $2500. in stating the special rate required to raise the sum of $650. annually, and as it was not discovered until after the by law had been submitted to the rate-payers of the City and had received their sanction, the Council desire now in accordance with the provisions of sub-section 4 of Section 77 of the Municipality Act 1881, to submit the Loan Amendment By Law to His Honor the Lieutenant Governor in Council, and I am desired to respectfully request that he may be pleased to grant his consent thereto.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

 

Hon. J. Robson

Provincial Secretary

Victoria B.C.

 

Page 17

 

17th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to ask you to favor them with the terms on which you will enter into our arrangement to supply the Corporation, with an overdraft of money, for an amount, not to exceed three thousand dollars.

Awaiting the favor of your reply

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

 

Geo Cruickshank Esq

Agent

Bank British Columbia  Nanaimo B.C.

 

17th March 1887

Messrs Wilson Bros

Toronto

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to ask you to furnish one with a price list of weighing machines – say not less than 1 1/2 tons and upwards.

Awaiting the favor of your reply

Yours Respectfully, S Gough

City Clerk

 

17th March 1887

Messrs Fairbanks Hutcheson[?]

17 & 19 Fremont St San Francisco
 

Gentlemen

I am instructed by the Municipal Council of this City to ask you for a price list of the various sizes of weighing machines not less than one and a half tons.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

24th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am desired by the Fire Warden Committee of the Municipal Council to draw your attention to the insecure condition of the pipe on top of the chimney in the building owned by you and occupied by Mr. J. B. Ward only a few days ago there was a narrow escape from fire there. I am directed to state that the committee consider it necessary that the piping should be removed and the chimney carried high enough with brickwork.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk


James Gordon Esq

Cranberry District Nanaimo

 

24th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am desired by the Fire Warden Committee of the Municipal Council to draw your attention to the dangerous condition of a chimney of the small house at the rear of the building occupied by the Bank of British Columbia the brickwork has been removed to a considerable distance below the level of the roof and as it is used occasionally the whole of the property in that neighbourhood is endangered. A slight expenditure will put it in good order.

Respectfully Yours

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

 

S.M. Robins Esq

Superintendent

Vancouver Coal Co Nanaimo

 

Page 20

 

29th March 1887

Dear Mother

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the sheet-iron [tops] on two chimneys at your premises on Commercial street are considered unsafe and to request you to have them removed several narrow escapes from fire have occurred lately owing to similar tops [?] fire and the Council believe their action in the matter is in the public interest.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Mrs. E Gough Nanaimo

 

29th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the sheet iron top on a chimney at the rear of your premises on Commercial Street is considered unsafe and I am desired to request you to remove it, several narrow escapes from fire have lately occurred owing to similar tops taking fire and the Council believe it’s action in the matter is in the public interest.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

H [Bolton?] Esq

Commercial Street Nanaimo

 

29th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the sheet-iron top on two chimneys on your premises on Commercial Street are considered unsafe and I am desired to request you to have them removed.  Several narrow escapes from fire have occurred lately owing to similar tops taking fire and the Council believes its action in the matter to be in the public interest

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

J H Hilbert Esq

Commercial Street Nanaimo

 

29th March 1887

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the sheet iron top on a chimney in your premises on Commercial Street is considered unsafe and I am desired to request you to have it removed. Several narrow escapes from fire have lately occurred owing to similar tops taking fire and the Council believes its action in the matter to be in the public interest.

Yours truly

S. Gough

 

Messrs Sabiston & Wilcox

Commercial Street Nanaimo


29
th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the sheet-iron top on a chimney in your premises on Commercial street is considered unsafe and I am desired to request you to have it removed. Several narrow escapes from fire have lately occurred owing to similar chimney tops taking fire and the Council believe their action in the matter to be in the public interest.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

E Hird Esq

Commercial Street Nanaimo

 

29th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the sheet-iron top on the chimney in your premises on Bastion street is considered unsafe and I am desired to request you to have it removed. -- Several narrow escapes from fire have lately occurred owing to similar chimney tops taking fire and the Council believe that their action in the matter is in the public interest.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Chas [Kearst?] Esq

Bastion Street Nanaimo

 

29th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the sheet-iron top on the chimney of the kitchen of your hotel is considered unsafe and I am desired to request you to have it removed. -- Several narrow escapes from fire have lately occurred owing to similar chimney tops taking fire and the Council believe their action in the matter to be in the public interest.

Yours truly

[Saml] Gough

City Clerk

 

Joseph Webb Esq

Commercial Street Nanaimo

 

29th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the sheet-iron top on a chimney in your premises on Victoria Crescent is considered unsafe and I am desired to request you to have it removed. -- Several narrow escapes from fire have lately occurred owing to similar tops taking fire and the Council believe its action in the matter to be in the public interest.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

J.H. Pleace Esq Nanaimo

 

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29th March 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that that the sheet-iron tops on two chimneys in your premises on Commercial street are considered unsafe and I am desired to request you to have them removed. – Several narrow escapes from fire have lately occurred through similar tops taking fire and the Council believe their action in the matter to be in the public interest.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

[?d] Watkins Esq Nanaimo

 

29th March 1887

Dear Sir

I have the honor to inform you that at a regular meeting of the Municipal Council held last evening you were appointed Health Officer for the City there is not any salary attached the office at present but at any time your services may be required under the direction of the Mayor or the Sanitary Committee of the Council you will be compensated for your services.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

[Saml] Gough

City Clerk

 

A.E. Praeger Esq M.D.  Nanaimo

 

1st April 1887

Dear Sir

At the last Meeting of the Municipal Council of this City I was directed to ask you to oppose the passage of the bill now before the Legislature which provides that Municipalities shall bear the expense of inquests that it may be necessary to hold on the bodies of any persons found dead within their limits.  Municipalities are now saddled with the expense of burying any persons dying within their precincts in indigent circumstances and the Council do not think it right that they should be called upon to assume the functions of the Government in the administration of justice in addition thereto.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Geo Thomson Esq M.P.P.

Victoria B.C.

 

1st April 1887

Dear Sir

At the last meeting of the Municipal Council of the City I was directed to respectfully ask you to oppose the passage of the bill now before the Legislature which provides that Municipalities shall bear the expense of inquests that it may be necessary to hold on the bodies of any persons found dead within their limits.  Municipalities have now to bear the expense of burying persons in indigent circumstances dying within their precincts and the Council does not think it right that in addition thereto they should be called upon to perform the functions of the Government in attending to the administration of Justice.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk

 

R. Dunsmuir Esq. M.P.P.

Victoria B.C.

 

12th April 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they have contracted for the laying down of a sidewalk along Comox Road to the City Limits and it is their intention to endeavour to have it continued to the entrance of the public Cemetery. The Council believe that it would add to the appearance of the work to have it carried in an direct line along the South side of the Road but in doing so, it will be necessary to have the road made across the property of the Vancouver Coal be that lies between the City and the Cemetery, and I am requested to respectfully ask you to grant the Corporation the privilege of constructing a permanent roadway, of even [width] with Comox Road, and that the same may be in a direct line from the end of Comox Road along the Northern Boundary of the public Cemetery.

I have the honour to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough [?] City Clerk

 

S.M. Robins Esq

Superintendent

Vancouver Coal Company

Nanaimo B.C.

 

12th April 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to notify you to remove the water closet placed by you on Needham street – Should you permit it to stay for more than twenty four hours proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Joseph Guffallo Esq Nanaimo

 

16th April 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 11th [insst], and to state that any misunderstanding that may have arisen between you and Councilor Hilbert respecting the taking down of your fence on Comox Road, will probably be easier settled if you attend a meeting of the Council and there state your case, and I am desired to invite you to the next, or any other regular meeting – the meetings are held on Monday of every week commencing at [?] p.m

Respectfully yours

S. Gough.

City Clerk

 

[?] Dick. Esq  Nanaimo

 

8th April 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inform you that the front fence of your property on Comox Road encroaches on the street and as a sidewalk is about to be built along the side of the road I am instructed to request you to have it removed at an early date as that the work may be proceeded with.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

H. Rosewall Esq Nanaimo  BC

 

Page 36

 

26th April 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that your offer to furnish and deliver a quantity of “Cotton” rubber lined hose (The Paragon Brand) for fire purposes as per the sample forwarded Mr. Thomas Bradley by you, for the sum of Eighty five cents per foot, has been accepted – Between Eleven and Twelve hundred dollars worth will be required, I suppose one of the old couplings will have to be sent to the manufactory so that the thread of the new will suite the hose now in use in our fire department please advise me what is necessary to be done, also state how long it will require to get the hose here.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

[Saml] Gough

City Clerk

 

C.J. Phillips Esq

Chief Engineer V.F.D.

Victoria B.C.

 

28th April 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed to request you to remove the lumber and rubbish from the street in front of your premises on Victoria Crescent – The [?] placing of material upon the streets is a violation of the By Law governing the same.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Mr. H. [McAdie]

Nanaimo BC

 

28th April 7

Dear Sir

I am directed to request you to remove the Lumber and rubbish from the street in front of your premises on Victoria Crescent.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Mr. G H. Frost Nanaimo

 

Page 38

 

30th April 1887

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 27th inst is to hand by today’s train I send the coupling you desire and also forward the samples of hose belonging to you, keeping one half of the piece of “Paragon” as directed.

Fifteen hundred feet of the hose will be required – I am requested by the Foreman of our Fire Company to ask you to have sent to them at the same time that the new hose comes three branch pipes made of “brass” with three nozzles to each pipe, viz three 5/8-[?] three 3/8[?] and three 7/8[?] inch.

Respectfully yours

[Saml] Gough

City Clerk

 

C.J. Phillips Esq

Chief Victoria Fire Brigade

Victoria B.C.

 

May 2nd 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that after mature deliberation they have decided to purchase the brand of Hose known as the “Paragon”. I may further state that from information received at this office it is expected that the new supply will be here by the lst of July next.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

John Mitchell Esq

Secretary

Nanaimo Fire Department

Nanaimo

 

Page 40

 

16th May 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 2nd instant respecting the removal of a fence from the front of your property on Comox Road, and I am requested to state that the Council will be pleased to have you attend at a regular meeting, so that yourself and Councillor Hilbert may be heard, and the Council believe the matter can thus be fairly dealt with.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

H. Dick Esq  Nanaimo

(P.S.) The regular meetings of the Council are held on Monday of each week at 8 o’clock p.m.

 

16th May 7

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to ask you to attend a meeting to state what you may know respecting the taking down of the fence at the property occupied by you on Comox Road. The regular meetings of the Council are held on Monday of each week commencing at 8 o’clock p.m.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk


E Hodgson Esq  Nanaimo

 

Page 42

 

17th May 7

Dear Sir

Your favour of 4th inst is to hand our Corporation has ordered through Mr. Phillips of Victoria – 1500 feet of the Paragon Brand of Hose from a sample that bears your name of your firm.  I may state also that a Mr. Humphreys an agent of your firm visited our town some time last fall and solicited orders for goods when I applied to him for payment of the sum of $2.50 being the amount charged for gentlemen taking orders he told me that he had not succeeded in taking an order subsequently I ascertained though seeing the goods, that he took at least two orders – will you kindly inform him that when $2.50 is remitted to this office that he will be marked square upon our books.

Yours Very truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

T. McIlroy Jr & Co

Toronto  Ont

 

21 May 1887

Dear Sir

Hencewith I enclose a cheque for the sum of Twenty dollars the amount of your bill owing to the late director [in our mine] the matter was overlooked please sign the enclosed bill and forward to me.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk


Munroe Miller Esq

Printer

Victoria  BC

 

Page 43

23rd May 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inform you that a survey of the line of Comox Road has been made and it has been ascertained that your fence at the North-East corner, is two feet six inches upon the Public Park, and your house and front fence is five feet six inches on the street, it is the intention of the Council – for the present – to permit them to stand as they are, but in any further improvements you may make, you must have regard to the proper line of the street.

Respectfully Yours

S. Gough

City Clerk

 

C. Mc Cutchen Esq  Nanaimo  B.C.

 

23rd May 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inform you that a survey of Comox Road has been made and it has been ascertained that the front fence of your premises is seven feet two inches upon the street. It is the intention of the Council – for the present – to permit it to stand as it is, but in any further improvements you may make you must have regard to the proper line of the street.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Robert Grant Esq

South Wellington  B.C.

 

Page 45

22nd May 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inform you that a survey of Comox Road has been made and it has been ascertained that the front fence of your premises is seven feet two inches upon the street. It is the intention of the Council – for the present – to permit it to stand as it is, but in any further improvements you may make you must have regard to the proper line of the street.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Robert Grant Esq

South Wellington B.C.


23
rd May 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inform you that a survey of Comox Road has been made, and it has been ascertained that your fences encroaches upon the street, at the North-East corner eleven feet, and at the North-West corner nine feet. It is the intention of the Council to permit the fence stand in its present position – for the present – but in any future improvements you may make, you must have regard to the proper line of the street.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Joseph Westwood Esq

Wellington Road

 

23rd May 7

Dear Madam

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inform you that a survey of Comox Road has been made and it has been ascertained that the fence to your property on that Road has been placed at the corner adjoining Mr. Rosewall’s lot eight feet upon the street and at the North-West corner seven feet. It is the intention of the Council to permit it to stand in its present position – for the present – but in the event of any further improvements, thereon you must have regard to the proper line of the street.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Mrs. F. Westwood

 

Page 48

 

23rd May 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inform you that a survey of Comox Road has been made, and it has been ascertained that the front fence to your premises to the North-east corner is nine feet nine inches upon the Road, and at the North West corner twenty six feet upon the Road – Also that the fence along your Eastern boundary encloses eleven feet of Kennedy Street. It is the intention of Council – for the present – to permit the fence on Kennedy Street, to remain in its present position, but in making any future improvements, you must have due regard to the proper line of the street.

I am also directed to request you to remove your fence from Comox Road, so that the sidewalk may be continued past your property and the Council have decided to permit you to simply remove the front fence to the line of Mrs. Westwoods fence on the upper side. This is not be construed as to mean a permanent line of the street, but simply a permission for the time being – the sidewalk will be laid about nine feet from the Southern boundary of the street.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

H Rosewall Esq  Nanaimo

 

25th May 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you to cease all work upon the streets on account of the Corporation, until further notice.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk


Jesse Sage Esq

Superintendent Road Work

Corporation of the City of Nanaimo
 

Page 50

27th May 1887

Dear Sir

Will you kindly oblige me with a bound copy of the Provincial Statutes for 1887 (in boards) and if they are not yet bound, please send a copy of the Municipality Amendment Act, if it is possible for you to send it by Monday next I shall be obliged.

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk


R. Wolfenden Esq

Government Printer Victoria


30
th May 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 5th inst and the Mayor and Council desire me to express their hearty appreciation of the substantial sympathy that the Council of Victoria have so generously extended to the widows and orphans of those killed in the lamentable coal mine accident that occurred in the City on May 3rd 1887, and they feel that your liberal donation will be gratefully accepted by those, who, through this melancholy catastrophe, have been deprived of their support and protection.

Yours Very truly

Samuel Gough

City Clerk


James D Robinson Esq

City Clerk

Victoria B.C.


2
nd June 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed to state that it is the desire of the Council that you wear your police badge on the breast of your coat in such a position, that it may always be seen, also that, as far as possible, you prevent all persons from sitting or lounging on the handrails of the foot-bridge on Commercial street, especially on Sunday afternoons and evenings, and that you see that the sidewalks are not obstructed with benches or boxes.--I am also desired to inform you that it is their wish that a policeman be on duty every Sunday from 4 O’clock p.m. the beat to be performed is from the boys Old School house to the Bank of British Columbia, and the time taken therefore not to exceed twenty minutes, this service to be performed alternately, Mr. Millar beginning on Sunday next, the 5th June.

The regular time for coming on duty on Sunday evenings will be 7 O’clock, and the policeman having been on duty from 4 O’clock, will on the arrival of the relief, be allowed a recess until 8-30 O’clock.

Yours Very Truly

S Gough

[C.ME.]

Mr. Thomas O’Connell

City Constable  Nanaimo


Page 54

2nd June 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed to state that it is the desire of the Council that you wear your police badge on the breast of your coat in such a position that it may always be seen, also that, as far as possible, you prevent all persons from sitting or lounging on the handrails of the foot bridge on Commercial street especially on Sunday afternoons and evenings, and that you see that the sidewalks are not obstructed with benches or boxes. I am also desired to inform you that it is their wish that a policeman be on duty every Sunday from 4 O’clock p.m. the beat to be performed is from the boys Old School house to the Bank of British Columbia and the time taken therefore not to exceed twenty minutes., this service to be performed by the policemen, alternately, Mr. Millar beginning on Sunday next, the 5th June.

The regular time for coming on duty on Sunday evenings will, in future be 7 O’clock, and the policeman having been on duty from 4 o’clock will on the arrival of the relief be allowed a recess until 8.30 o’clock.

Yours Very Truly

S Gough

[C.M.C]


Mr. Thomas Millar

City Constable  Nanaimo

 

8th June 1887

Messrs Lowenberg Harris & Co

Victoria

Gentlemen

The Roll for the year 1887 is not passed at present, as soon as it is I will forward the statement you wish.

The taxes on W.J. Franklyn’s property for 1886 amounts to $45.00 still remain unpaid—while in conversation with Mr. Bate about two weeks ago he informed me that he would pay the taxes on the property for this year.

Yours Truly

S Gough

[C.M.C]

 

8th June 1887

Dear Sir

Will you kindly oblige one with a sample of your Roll for the collection of Special Rates also inform me as to the form of Receipt you give for payments on that account – are they separate or combined with the ordinary receipt for Real Estate Tax – and further is your calculation of the amount due to special rates, based on the Roll quoted in the By Law authorizing a loan, as “the last revised “Assessment Roll for the year preceeding the passage of the by-law – or [?] state it plainer – last year a loan was raised, and the special rate was calculated on the amount of the roll for the year 1885 which was $198-828-00 we propose collecting the rate this year for the first time and our roll for this year will be at least 40% higher than during 1885 – will our special rate be calculated on the amount on the Roll for 1885 or 1887 -, I think the roll of 1885 must be taken, some others think the roll of 1887 must be taken – what plan have you adopted in the past.

Trusting I am not overtaxing your time.

Believe me

Yours truly

S Gough City Clerk

 

James Robinson Esq

City Clerk New Westminster

15th June 1887

Sir

I am directed to inform you that the waste water from your washer – house which empties under the South end of Commercial Street bridge, is a nuisance, and that you must lay down a box drain to carry the water further away for a distance of at least one hundred and fifty-feet from the East side of the bridge within three days or else proceedings will be instituted against you.

I have [etc]

S Gough

City Clerk
 

To

The Wash-house Keeper

Lot 7 – Block XX1

Wallace street

Nanaimo

27th June 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the keeping of pigs upon your premises on Commercial and Skinner Streets is detrimental to the public health, and to request you to have them removed.

I have the honour to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk


Joseph Webb Esq

Central Hotel Nanaimo BC

 

27th June 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the keeping of pigs upon your premises on Bastion Street is detrimental to the public health, and to request you to have them removed.

Yours Truly

S Gough

City Clerk


Charles [Kearst] Esq

[Cosmopolitan] Restaurant

Bastion Street Nanaimo

 

27th June 1887

Madam

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the keeping of pigs upon your premises on Skinner Street is detrimental to the public health, and to request you to have them removed.

Yours Very truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Mrs. Gilbert

Temperance House Nanaimo

 

27th June 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the keeping of pigs upon your premises on Commercial Street is detrimental to the public health, and to request you to have them removed.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

W.L. Leballister Esq

Commercial Street Nanaimo


Page 60

 

29th June 1887

Sir

I am directed to state that the Municipal Council of this City have appointed Joseph P. Planta Esq to the position of Police Magistrate, and I am instructed to respectfully request that His Honor the Lieutenant Governor in Council may be pleased to grant his assent to the said appointment.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk


Hon John Robson

Provincial Secretary

Victoria B.C.

 

29th June 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that unless you cause your fence to be removed to the inside of the sidewalk on Comox Road within fourteen days from date hereof the Corporation will cause it to be removed at your expense.

Yours Very Truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Henry Rosewall Esq Nanaimo

 

29th June 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to thank you for the very cordial invitation extended to them to join you in the celebration of the Jubilee of Her Majesty’s reign and the other important events your communication refers to.  The Councillors trust you will have a joyous occasion – and as quite a number of our citizens will avail themselves of the opportunity to visit your city they hope that the kindly feeling that has in the past characterized the intercourse between the Black Diamond City and the coming Queen City of the West, will be only the more strengthened.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Thos McGuigan Esq

City Clerk Vancouver B.C.

 

6th July 1887

Sir

Referring to my letter of the 29th [?] requesting the assent of His Honor the Lieutenant Governor in Council to the appointment of Mr. J.P. Planta as Police Magistrate for the City of Nanaimo. I have the honor to state that the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo have decided not to appoint a Police Magistrate, and the assent asked for, will therefore not be required.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S. Gough

City Clerk


Hon. [Jns.] Robson

Provincial Secretary Victoria

 

8th July 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they do not consider this Corporation liable for the bill you have presented—probably it will be more satisfactory to you to present the account to the party under whose instructions the inquiry was held.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk

 

W.W. Walkem Esq M.D.

Nanaimo B.C.

 
12th July 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this city to draw your attention to the fact that your fence along Comox Road has for a considerable time blocked the sidewalk as long as the new road was incomplete the Council did not urge the removal of the fence, but as the road is now finished, I am directed to state that unless you cause the fence to be removed from the sidewalk by Tuesday the 19th instant at 12 o’clock noon, the Council will clear away the obstruction and proceedings will be instituted against you for infraction of the “Street By Law”.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk


Henry Rosewall Esq

Nanaimo B.C.

 

19th July 7

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to draw your attention to the dangerous condition of the footbridge connecting your buildings with, the sidewalk on Commercial street, and to state that unless it is put in a safe condition for traffic it must be closed up.

The attention of the Council has been repeatedly called to the insecure state of the footbridge and they feel that it is incumbent on them to see that it is either made safe for public use or permanently closed up.

Trusting the matter will receive your earliest attention.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk


Thos. E. Peck Esq

Nanaimo B.C.

 

Nanaimo BC 21st July 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to request you to make an inspection of all the wells from the South side of Albert Street to the Southern boundary of the City and report to the Council the nature and condition of the covering of all wells that are not supplied with pumps.  If you can attend to the matter and report by Monday evening the 25th inst, you will oblige the Council.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Thomas Millar Esq

City Constable Nanaimo

 

Page 68

 

Nanaimo, BC 21st July 1887

Dear Sir.

I am directed by the Municipal Council to request you to make an inspection of all the wells from the North side of Albert street to the Northern boundary of the City and report to the Council the nature and condition of the covering of all wells that are not supplied with pumps. If you can attend to the matter and report by Monday evening the 25th inst you will oblige the Council.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

 

Thomas O’Connell Esq

City Constable Nanaimo

 

2nd August 1887

Sir

I am directed to state that a privy upon your premises on Commercial street is in such a condition that it emits an offensive smell, and it is considered a public nuisance and you are hereby notified that unless the same nuisance is abated within forty-eight hours, proceedings will be instituted against you.

Yours very truly

S. Gough

City Clerk

 

W.L. Leballister Esq

Commercial Street Nanaimo

 

2nd August 1887

Sir

I beg to inform you that complaints have been made respecting an offensive smell that arises from the pig-pen on your premises on Skinner street, an inspection has been made, and it is considered that a nuisance does exist and I am directed to state that unless it is abated within forty-eight hours, proceedings will be instituted against you.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk


Joseph Webb Esq

Commercial Street Nanaimo
 

Page 71

 

Nanaimo, B.C. 20th August 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed to state that on the complaints of a number of persons an examination of your premises on Bastion street has been made, and it is considered that your premises are in such a condition as to endanger your own and surrounding property. The indiscriminate crowding together of inflammable material, such as is now in the lower part of your small building is strictly prohibited by the City by Laws, and I am instructed to state that unless you cause your premises to be cleared up forthwith, and kept in a safer condition, proceedings will be instituted against you.

Trusting that you will attend to the matter at once.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk


C.L. Smith Esq

Bastion Street Nanaimo

 

 

8th Septr 1887

Sir

I am desired by the Municipal Council to inform you that unless you have your private premises put in a safe condition concerning which I wrote you on the 20th August within forty eight hours – proceedings will be then taken against you.

Trusting further action will be unnecessary.

Yours truly

SGough

[C M C]

 

C.L. Smith Esq

Bastion Street Nanaimo

 

19th Septr 1887

Gentlemen

Your letter of the 9th inst was duly received, but was mislaid, and I only came across it this morning – The Court of Revision for “hearing appeals” was held on the 15th July.  I may state that the Real Estate Assessments on all previously assessed property were reduced to the amount of the assessment for the year 1886, I may also state that on account of the very heavy expenditure required on the streets this year, it was decided to increase the rate to one and one eighth of one per cent – the Tax notices will be issued during the present and next week.

Trusting the delay has not inconvenienced you

Believe me

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Lowenberg Harris & Co

Victoria B.C.

 

28th Septr 1887

Sir

I am directed to forward the enclosed By-Laws of this Municipality for publication in the “British Columbia Gazette”.

Yours very truly

S. Gough

City Clerk

 

R Wolfenden Esq

Government Printer Victoria  B.C.

 

3rd October 1887

M Bate Esq Jr

Nanaimo

Dear Sir

I intended to bring the notice of increase with me when bringing the tax notice, but seeing Ross on the street, I sent it with him – It may be necessary to explain that the Court of Revision changed the whole of the Real Estate, proper, assessment to the amount of 1886 – and the Improvement Assessment was reduced also, one third – and the rate of taxation increased subsequently to one and one eighth of one per cent.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

5th October 1887

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 3rd inst with cheque for the sum of $29.09 is to hand and enclosed herewith is the receipt for taxes due on your property for 1887. Respecting the arrears due on the property you acquired from Mr Bevilockway – I do not think it would be seemly for me to interfere in the matter, it is no part of my duty to decide who is to pay, the payment of taxes due on property changing hands is generally a matter of mutual agreement. I think you had better write to Mr. Bevilockway, he is a reasonable man, and if you can persuade him as to his liability, I believe he will do the fair thing.

Yours truly

S Gough


W Beaumont Esq Maple Bay BC


Page 77

Statement of Taxes due to the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo

By the

Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company

Special Rates

Block      Lot     Arrears     Arrears     General     City Hall     Hose and Total

for 1885 for 1886 Rates Hydrants

19 73 3 37 40 42 17 10 146

 

“ 4 75 95 102 39 26 337

 

“ 5 38 40 45 18 12 153

 

26 pt of 1% 05 05 06 03 02 21

 

“ 20 10 10 12 04 03 39

 

G a 5 10 10 12 04 03 39

 

“ 6 10 10 12 04 03 39

 

“ 7 02 02 03 02 01 10

 

U “ 9 05 05 06 03 02 21

 

“ “ 10 20 20 23 09 06 78

 

N “ 3 10 10 12 04 03 39

 

“ “ 4 14 14 17 17 05 57

 

34 3 25 25 28 11 07 96

 

“ 5 53 53 57 22 14 198

 

“ 6 30 30 34 15 09 116

 

“ 7 30 30 34 13 09 116

 

“ 16 77 77 85 33 21 293


36 1 100 112 112 44 28 396

 

“ 6 37 37 45 18 12 149

 

“ 7 05 05 06 03 02 28

 

“ 8 30 30 34 13 09 116

 

“ 9 38 38 45 18 12 151

 

“ 10 52 52 57 22 14 197

 

46 a 3 25 25 28 11 07 96

 

4 52 52 57 22 14 197

 

5 37 37 45 18 12 149

 

6 30 30 34 13 09 116

 

7 14 14 17 07 05 57

 

a 8 30 30 33 18 09 115

 

M a 7 34 37 [?] 15 10 131

 

$ 3690

 

Page 78

 

06 October 1887

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith the Statement of Taxes due by the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway be upon Real Estate within this City, and being outside the “right of ways”. In December last I wrote Hon. Mr. Dunsmuir your President respecting payment of the taxes then owing, at that time he did not consider that the Company were liable for the payment of any rates to this City. will you kindly consider the matter.

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Joseph. Hunter. Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co   Victoria

 

13 October 1887

Sir

I beg to state that at the regular meeting of the Municipal Council on Monday evening last I laid the matter of Mr. McElmen’s application for certified copies of certain By Laws of the Municipality, before the Council, and as they did not wish to put you to the trouble of coming to Nanaimo on Friday next, they directed me to inform Mr. McElmen that he would have the copies he desired.  I saw Mr. McElmen personally yesterday and acquainted him with the action of the Council and he promised not to take any further steps in your Honourable Court respecting his application which was laid over until Friday next.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk


The Honourable J.H Gray

Judge of the Supreme Court

Victoria  B.C.

 

Page 80 and Page 81 Duplicate Information


13
th October 1887

C [Bofoi?] Esq

Victoria

Sir

Referring to your communication of the 7th inst I beg to state that the “City Hall Rate” is a special charge against all Real Estate to provide for the redemption of Corporation Debentures issued to authority of a By Law for the purchase of our City Hall property, and likewise the “Hose and Hydrant Rate” to redeem Debentures issued by By Law raising $2500.00 for the purchase of Hose and Hydrants for the fire purposes. The City Hall rate will raise three years and the Hydrant Rate five years.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

26th October 7

Dear Sir

The question of remitting the tax due by you to this municipality has been laid before the Councillors by Mr. Morris, who was acting for me during my absence, and they think it a matter that should hardly come before them to decide on, as these matters are left in the hands of the collector.  Will you kindly remit the $2.50 in accordance with your promise to Mr. Morris.

Yours very truly

Saml Gough


Collector
James Frell Esq

Victoria B.C.

 

29th October 1887

Sir

Your strictures on the collection of the amount due by you to this Municipality are very much out of place, any “essence of meanness” about the matter should very properly [attach?] to the person endeavoured on the credit of sympathy for widows and orphans to screen himself from the payment of a just liability others I might name, who individually subscribed liberally to the fund you refer to, never intimated any wish for exemption nor did you, when you were applied to for the payment of this tax, but instead fell back on the flimsy excuse that the tax was illegal, and cited a decision of Stipendiary Magistrate Johnston in support of your objection, might I ask you, why in the face of such a decision – Mr. Bull still collects “drummer license” under your authority as Mayor, in the City of Victoria.

I trust when you visit our town again and incur any liability, that you will discharge it with better grace.

Yours truly

Samuel Gough

Collector

 

James Frell, Esq

Victoria

 

5th November 1887

Sir

The attention of the Municipal Council has been called to an error in the proclamation published in the “British Columbia Gazette” on the 13th January last, creating an extension of the limits of this Municipality, on reference to the first paragraph you will notice in the first line it says, “Whereas by Section 3”—it should be Section 9.  I am desired to ask you to have the correction made so that there may not be any cause for dispute in the matter.

Yours very truly

Samuel Gough

City Clerk
 

T. Elwyn Esq

Deputy Provincial Secretary

Victoria B.C.

 

7th November 1887

Sir

I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of the Nanaimo Revenue By-Law 1887 through an oversight a little delay has occurred in forwarding it.  

Yours Very Truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

To the Private Secretary

His Honour the Lieut Governor

British Columbia Victoria

 

Page 86


16
th November 1887

Dear Sir

Herewith I beg to hand you two cheques in payment of your account – please send the receipted bill to me – your job gives satisfaction.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

W H Phillips Esq

Victoria B.C.

 

26th November 7

Dear Sir

The attention of the Council has been called to the obstruction of the sidewalk and roadway on Fitzwilliam street, by cars belonging to the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Co being left on the street while the Council do not wish to place any restrictions that will hamper you, they consider it their duty to see that the thorough fares of the City are at all times, as far as possible, open for traffic.

Trusting that you will see that the matter is attended to.

Believe me

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk


Alexander Shaw Esq

Station Master E & N R R Co

Nanaimo

 

26th November 1887

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to inquire if it is the intention of the Nanaimo Gas Company to place the additional street gas lamps in position at the places indicated by the Council some time ago.

Awaiting the favour of your reply

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


W K Leighton Esq

Secretary Nanaimo Gas Co

Nanaimo


Page 88

December 3rd 1887

Dear Sir

Herewith I enclose my cheque for $20.50 in payment of the bill from your office for Publication of “Nanaimo Revenue By-Law 1887 kindly return enclosed bill receipted, and oblige.

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk


Richard Wolfenden Esq Victoria

 

28th December 1887

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of the City to communicate with you respecting the removal of the Euclataw Indians from their present encampment in this City.  You are no doubt aware Sir, that they reside on the main thoroughfare between this City and Departure Bay, and they present temptations to wrong doing to a class of men who are least able to resist, sailors visiting our town, and returning to their ships are enticed, and there are rumors that foul play has been enacted there, it is a fact that most of the violations of the Indian Act respecting the supplying of liquor come from there, and the Council are of the opinion that in the interests of morality and justice they should be removed to some point off the main lines of travel.

Awaiting the favor of your reply

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk


W H Lomas, Esq

Indian Agent

Cowitchan [sic]

 

28th December 1887

Dear Sir

I have the honour to state that at the meeting of the Municipal Council held last evening you were appointed Returning Officer for the approaching Municipal Election in this City.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk


Marshall Bray Esq

Nanaimo B.C.

 

Page 91
 

28th December 1887

Dear Sir

I have the honor to state that at the meeting of the Municipal Council held last evening you were appointed to audit the Corporation accounts for the year 1887.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk


Donald Smith Esq Nanaimo

 

23rd January 1888

Dear Sir

Referring to your communication of to day respecting the rental of the City Hall I beg to state that the matter has been considered by the Municipal Council, and the following resolution passed in reference thereto:--“That Mr. Young be allowed the use of the hall “on any night during this year when it is not otherwise engaged for the sum of $2.00 per night, and payment for the gas consumed, provided “no charge is made at the door”.

Respectfully Yours

Samuel Gough

City Clerk


James Dawson Esq Nanaimo

 

Nanaimo, B.C. 30th January 1888

Sir

I have the honour to state that at the last regular meeting of the Municipal Council, you were appointed to the position of Road Superintendent.

I have the honour to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

Benjamin Baker Esq

Nanaimo B.C

 

Page 94
 

30th January 1888

Dear Sir

In acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 15th inst. I am desired by the Mayor to state that a Committee of the City Council has been appointed to confer with the member for the District (Mr Gordon) on the subject to which you refer i.e. regular stated mail communication between your City and Nanaimo.

As soon as the Committee report I will write you further.

I am, Dear Sir

Yours Very truly

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

John Devine Esq

Secretary

Vancouver Board of Trade Vancouver B.C.


1
st February 1888

Hung Sing

Wash house keeper

Wallace Street Nanaimo

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to request you to remove the Coal, Wood and lumber from the street in front of your premises, failing to do so for forty eight hours after the receipt of this notice, proceedings will be commenced against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

13th February 1888

Sir

Referring to your circular for particulars respecting Hall accommodation I beg to state that the only engagement is for 29th Feb – the Hall is engaged for other purposes, at several dates but it is arranged that they give way when required.

The rent of Hall if $7.50 per night License $5.00 per night or 3 nights for $15.00 – I am not authorized to rent on “sharing terms”

Seating capacity about 300

Population about 2500

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 96
 

15th February 1888

Dear Sir

I have the honour to enclose herewith a copy of resolutions adopted by the Municipal Council of the City at the regular meeting on Monday last and to ask you kindly to present the same to the Hon. Postmaster General and trust you may be able to secure the establishment of the service asked for.

I am Dear Sir

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

D.W. Gordon Esq M.P. Nanaimo

 

20th February 8

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to respectfully request to give the weight of your influence in the Legislature to secure a grant to build a new bridge across the ravine at Bastion Street.  You are well aware Sir that the present bridge was built quite a number of years ago, when the requirements of the City were very much less than they are to day. Since the inauguration of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway the traffic along that thoroughfare has very much increased and the attention of the Council has been drawn repeatedly to danger in continuing the use of the present structure on account of its insufficiency owing to its being too-low and so very narrow.

As you are so well aware of the main facts [requirements] of the matter it is needless that I should burden you with further details.

I have the honor to be

Dear Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Hon. [?] Dunsmuir

Victoria B.C.

 

21st February 1888

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they desire the Nanaimo Gas Company to place in position and light at their earliest convenience nine additional Street Gas lamps at the following points viz:--

One at about halfway on Mill Street

One at the corner of Wentworth and Selby Streets

One “ “ “ “ Lubbock Square and Prideaux St

One “ “ “ “ Franklyn and Selby Streets

One “ “ “ “ Haliburton & Farquhar Streets

One “ “ “ “ Fry and Farquhar Streets

One “ “ “ “ Needham & Haliburton Streets

One “ “ “ “ Fry and Dickson Streets

One “ “ intersection of Fry Street and the Esplanade and

One in the cutting [our] Fitzwilliam Street opposite Robin Street

Ten points are indicated but the Council wish the lamp between Finlayson and Dickson Streets removed to one of the above places and the lamp now in position to the intersection of Haliburton & Dickson Streets – removed from the South side of Dickson street, to the north side

Respectfully Yours

S Gough C Clerk

 

W K Leighton Esq

Secty Nanaimo Gas Co

 

22nd February 1888

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to draw your attention to the fact that before your workmen proceed to break up any street in this municipality, permission shall be obtained from the Council, the above rule has not been complied with.

The Council will not interpose any hindrance to your works, but it is their duty to see that the streets are left in as good order, as they were before your works were commenced

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A Richardson Esq

Secretary Nanaimo Water Works Co

Nanaimo

 

29th Febry 1888

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 25th instant, stating that the Nanaimo Gas Company would erect and light Six additional street Lamps; and to state that the Council desire the lamps to be placed in position by the 14th March.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk


W K Leighton Esq

Secretary Nanaimo Gas Co

Nanaimo

B.C.

 

Page 100
 

26th March 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City, to forward the enclosed resolutions, passed at the regular meeting held this evening, and to ask that you may be pleased to acceed to their wish in the matter.

I have the honor to be

Dear Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk


Geo Thomson Esq M.P.P.

Victoria BC

 

March 26th 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to forward the enclosed resolutions passed at the regular meeting of the Council held this evening and to ask that you may be pleased to acceed to their wish in the matter.

I have the honor to be

Dear Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk 
 

Hon R. Dunsmuir

Victoria B.C.

 

20th April 1888

A. Mitchell Esq

Victoria

Dear Sir

Herewith I enclose my cheque in payment of the enclosed bills for $32.40 please receipt the bills and return to me.

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 102


20
th April 1888

Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a privy upon your premises which is in such a condition as to be deemed a nuisance, the following is an excerpt from our Municipal By Law referring to such matters “That the owner or occupier of any house, stores, building or premises in the City of Nanaimo to which a privy belongs or appertains, and who shall use or keep the same in such a condition as to cause a noisome or offensive smell, it thereby becoming a public nuisance, and who does not abate or remove said nuisance within forty eight hours after being so ordered by the Sanitary Committee, City Clerk or Constable shall be fined on conviction thereof not less than five dollars and the expense of abating such nuisance” Please take notice, and have the matter attended to at once

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mr. Musgrave

Identical Hotel Victoria Crescent
 

20th April 1888

Sir

The communication of Mr. Arthur G Young of the 10th inst has been laid before the Municipal Council, the only change made, is that not less than two days notice shall be given in writing of the intention of the Council to use the Hall, four days is rather long – the indentures will be forwarded in a few days

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

To

The Officers in Charge of the Local Corps Salvation Army

Victoria

Page 104

Nanaimo, BC 20th April 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to return the enclosed account to you, the Council do not recognize any responsibility in the matter on their part.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

W.W. Walkem, Esq. M.D.  East Wellington B.C

 

1st May 1888

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmken

Barristers at Law

Victoria

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Mayor and Council of this City to forward the enclosed By-Law to you for your inspection and to ask you to make any amendments or alterations you may deem necessary, to make it within the powers of the Council. The Council will be obliged if you return it with as little delay as possible.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

1st May 1888

Dear Sir

Through an oversight I forgot to get the order of the Municipal Council to attach the Corporation Seal to the Leases so had to wait until the regular meeting last evening, you will see that the length of time if noticed to be given when the Council wishes the hall, has been shortened, it would be often impossible to give the four days, but when we can it will be done. Leases are enclosed herewith.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk


Arthur G Young Esq

Winnipeg Manitoba

 

Page 106

 

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of the City to request you to have the water pipes removed from the Bastion street bridge the same seeming to be of no further use to you as a source of supply also that the old building on Fraser street be removed.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J.W. Stirtan Esq Nanaimo B.C.


2
nd May 1888

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that it is their intention to widen Commercial street to the limit of the street line, and as your fence is a considerable distance on the street, it is desired that you cause it to be removed forthwith, so that the work may be proceeded with

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Messrs Hirst Bros.  Nanaimo


21
st May 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to ask you to furnish this office with a copy of the Schedule of the time of lighting and extinguishing street lamps

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk


W.K. Leighton, Esq

Secretary Nanaimo Gas Co  Nanaimo

 

27th May 1888

Sir

I am directed to state that a stove pipe through the roof of your premises, on the side of Commercial street, is in contravention of the Municipal By Law, and you are hereby notified to remove it forthwith, or proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk


D Morrell Esq

“[Campi] Restaurant”

Nanaimo


Page 109


29
th May 1888

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to draw your attention to the dangerous condition of the approach to your buildings, at the South end of Commercial street bridge. The Council deem it necessary for the safety of the public that it should be put in a state of good repair or fenced off and hereby notify you to place such in a safe condition for traffic, or fence the same securely within four days from date hereof.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Thos E. Peck Esq East Wellington B.C.

 

6th June 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to inform you that the Corporation will require the City Hall, on Monday next the 11th inst during the whole of the day and evening, for an Entertainment.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army

Nanaimo B.C.

 

8th June 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to inform you that the City Hall will be required for use on account of the Corporation, on Tuesday and Wednesday the 12th and 13th instant, during the whole of the days and evenings.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army Nanaimo BC

 

Page 111
 

Nanaimo B.C.

9th June 1888

I hereby agree to rent the City Hall to the Cleaves Dramatic Company on the twelfth and thirteenth of June 1888 for Twelve dollars and fifty cents per night including License. Gas consumed will be charged for extra.

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Specifications of work to be performed on Nicol street Nanaimo.

1st Commencing at the intersection of Needham and Nicol street and proceeding in a northerly direction along said street the whole of the logs, stumps and roots to be removed for a distance of about Four hundred and twenty feet, the whole to be burnt, and the roadway graded evenly and well rounded off a ditch on each side of the street to be formed, not [?] than twelve inches deep, ten feet, from the lines of the said streets the earth to be thrown in the centre of the street

2nd commencing at the intersection of Nicol and Farquhar streets and proceeding in a Northerly direction to a point even with the northern boundary of Lot 4 Block & the street to be cleared of all stump, logs or roots of the whole within the street and burnt. A ditch to be formed on each side and the earth to be thrown to the centre the roadway to be evenly graded and well rounded.

The whole of the work to be done to the satisfaction of the Street Committee of the Municipal Council

 

20th June 1888

Dear Sir

I am desired to state that the Municipal Council of this City is prepared to re-purchase four of the Debentures issued by authority of the “By Law to Authorize the raising of Two Thousand five Hundred Dollars 1887”. Kindly have them presented at this office and they will be paid for and interest due thereon to date hereof.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

John Pawson, Esq Nanaimo B.C.
 

20th June 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for use on account of the Corporation on Friday 29th inst during the whole of the day and night

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army Nanaimo BC
 

Page 113

6th July 1888

 

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required by the Corporation on Monday the 9th instant during the whole of the day and evening

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army

Nanaimo

 

CANCELLED S GOUGH

10th July 8

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the Corporation will require the City Hall for their own account on Wednesday 11th inst

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army Nanaimo

CANCELLED S GOUGH

 

10th July 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for an entertainment (in connection with the Presbyterian Church) on Thursday next the 12th inst.

S Gough

City Clerk

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army

Nanaimo

 

Nanaimo BC 30th July 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to have your fence and shed removed from Selby street. This course is necessary as it is the intention of the Council to have Selby street opened up from Albert street to Milford Crescent.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Robert Brown Esq

Albert Street Nanaimo
 

Page 116
 

31st July 8

Gentlemen

I am desired by the Municipal Council of this City to state that in the absence of a regularly appointed City surveyor all they can do is to employ a surveyor to define the street line of the lot you request, the expense to be borne by yourselves, should this arrangement be agreeable to you it will be proceeded with at once

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs A R Johnston & Co

Nanaimo B.C.
 

2nd August 1888

Sir

I am directed to inform you that a pig sty and privy upon your premises on Haliburton Street are in an unclean condition and they are deemed a public nuisance and you are hereby notified that unless they are properly cleansed and the nuisance abated within forty-eight hours, that proceedings will be instituted against you, at the close of the time above named.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Samuel Hague Esq

Dew Drop Hotel

Haliburton Street Nanaimo


Nanaimo B.C. 14
th August 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for and on behalf of the Corporation on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 16th 17th and 18th instant.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army Nanaimo BC

 

Page 119
 

14th August 1888

Samuel M. Robins Esq

Superintendent

Vancouver Coal Co Nanaimo

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of yesterday, and to convey to you the thanks of the Corporation for the very liberal sum you have been pleased to place at the disposal of the Council to aid in the opening up and grading of Nicol street.  I am requested also to state that tender will be invited forthwith for the performance of the work and that it is the intention of the Council to use every effort to secure the completion of [?] etc at as early a day as possible.

Yours very truly

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

 

18th August 1888

 

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for a meeting on behalf of this Corporation on Monday evening next the 20th inst.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army Nanaimo

 

CITY HALL

Nanaimo, BC 20th August 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to enclose herewith their cheque for the sum of One Hundred and fifty dollars as a donation to the fund for the relief of the families bereaved by the disaster in January last.

I have the honor to be

Dear Sir

Your Obedt Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk
 

W.A. Lindsay Esq

Treasurer

Wellington Relief Fund Wellington B.C.

 

Page 122
 

21st August 1888

Mr. John Nord

Chapel Street

Nanaimo

Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a water closet on your premises that is in violation of the Bylaw for the regulation of nuisances you are hereby notified to have the nuisance abated within forty eight hours or proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

23rd August 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required on account of the Corporation on Saturday the 25th inst for a meeting at 4 o’clock p.m. I cannot say how long the meeting will last it will probably be over by 6 o’clock but might last all evening

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army

Nanaimo BC
 

28 August 1888

Mr Samuel Fiddick

Occidental Hotel

Nanaimo

Dear Sir

I am instructed by the Municipal Council to state that complaints have been made that a privy upon your premises have been emptied on the grounds around the hotel during the day time and that the general condition of the premises are such as to endanger the public healthy, and you are hereby notified that the premises must be cleaned up within forty eight hours or proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 125

30th August 1888

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to submit the enclosed By Law for revision by you, the Council will be pleased to receive any suggestions you may deem necessary to render the By-Law more effective, anything in the By Law that is beyond the powers of the Council, please note for elimination.  If possible, the Council would like to have it returned by Monday next.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Solicitors

Victoria B.C.

 

3rd September [1888]

To the Wash-house Keeper

Franklyn Street  Nanaimo

Sir

I am directed to notify you that you must, at once, refrain from allowing soapy water to flow from your premises, onto the street, should you do so, you will be subject to a fine of $25.00 on conviction.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

5th Septr 1888

 

Mr. John Tippet

Nanoose Bay

Dear Sir

I beg to inform you that at a special meeting of the Municipal Council held this evening, your tender to grade Nicol street was accepted.  The contract will be ready for your signature as soon as you call at this office. The Council will be glad to see the work stated at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 127

22nd Septr 1888

 

Dear Sir

I have just returned to the City and find your letter of the 19th inst with your cheque for $31.59 – I wrote you once or twice last year respecting the arrears of taxes due on your property and tried to explain that I could not undertake to settle the difference between you and Bevilockway & Hilbert – you owe the money to this Municipality, but you have the right to make the other parties pay you – if they misrepresented the matter you know your course better that I can tell you, but you know that the property is liable, and I only have to deal with the owner of the land.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk


W Beaumont Esq

Maple Bay B.C.
 

27th September 1888

Received from Messrs T [?] W. Dobeson the sum of eight dollars for survey of lots one and the two Block L – in the City of Nanaimo by R Heyland C[?] showing street line

S Gough

City Clerk

 

29th September 1888

Received from [?] W. F. Cheney the sum of forty dollars, on account of a License to carry on the business of an auctioneer in this City, the balance to to be paid on or before Tuesday next the privilege to carry on the business up to that date is granted.

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 129 is missing

 

27 Septr 1888

Mr W Baker

Wellington

Dear Sir

Yours of the 24th inst was received last evening with five dollars enclosed, on account of Taxes due on your property. The Arrears are for the rates due for 1887 – the arrangement of the payment of taxes due on property is generally made a the time of the transfer – If Mr Bray considered the [Bowden] Estate liable for the arrears, I have no doubt he will reimburse you for the outlay if you mention the matter to him.

Yours truly

S Gough

Collector

 

 

Page 131

29th September 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on Monday – and evening on the first of October next; I am also desired by the Municipal Council to state that they will esteem it a favour if the drum is not used at your services on Monday evenings, as they find it almost impossible to conduct their business when the drum is used.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army Nanaimo

 

2nd October 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the 6th, 8th 9th and 10th of October instant.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army Nanaimo

 

4th October 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to request you to have the street lamp near E. Pimbury & Co new buildings removed to the side of the sidewalk, the Corporation will assume the expense of making the change.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


W K Leighton Esq

Secretary Nanaimo Gas Company Nanaimo

 

Page 134
 

[?] October [1888]

Mr. W Beaumont

Maple Bay BC

Dear Sir

Referring to your letter of the 26th inst I have to state that Mr Hilbert was not assessed for the lots on which the arrears are due, Mr. Bevilockway was the assessed owner, and it was he that requested one to change the names of ownership, you will probably remember that you also told me during the first half of 1886 that you had acquired the property and that was previous to the passage of the [?] for that year. I now enclose receipt for the sum of $30.59 being the amount due for the taxes for 1888

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

8th October 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to have the telegraph pole near the North end of the Commercial street bridge removed to the side of the street, as at the present location it impedes traffic

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J A Callaghan Esq

Telegraph Operator Nanaimo

 

10th October 1888

Dear Sir

Application has been made to the Municipal Council for the street line of a number of lots on Selby street viz: Lots 19 – 20 – 21 – 22 – 23 – 24 and 25. Block XXIII [23].  Will you kindly make the survey at your first convenience and send the tracings and charges to this office – I might state that lots 19 & 20 are owned by one person.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A R Heyland Esq [?]

Nanaimo

 

Page 137
 

13th October 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the improvement of Wentworth street is now in progress and I am requested to ask you to cause the crossings to be widened to the full width of the street, I am also desired to ask you to have the spaces between the rails of the Railway and siding on the line of the sidewalk on Fitzwilliam street, filled with lumber, as at present it is very awkward for pedestrians after nightfall.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co  Victoria

 

Page 138

 

Corporation of the City of Nanaimo BC

Statement of Taxes due by

The Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Company

Block Lot General Rate City Hall Rate Hose & Hydrant Rate Total

19 B 3 $ 50 $ 17 $ 10 $ 77

“ 4 100 39 26 165

“ 5 50 18 12 80

26 19 06 03 02 11

“ 20 12 04 03 19

G A 5 15 04 03 22

“ “ 6 15 04 03 22

“ “ 7 05 02 01 08

W “ 9 07[?] 03 02 12[?]

“ “ 10 30 09 06 45

N “ 3 15 04 03 22

“ 4 20 07 05 32

34 3 30 11 07 48

“ 5 60 22 14 96

“ 6 35 13 09 57

“ 7 35 13 09 57

“ 16 85 33 21 139

36 1 110 44 28 182

“ 6 50 18 12 80

“ 7 07 04 02 13

“ 8 35 13 09 57

“ 9 45 18 12 75

“ 10 55 22 14 91

46 a 3 30 11 07 48

“ 4 55 22 14 91

“ 5 44 18 12 74

“ 6 33 13 09 55

“ a 7 20 07 05 32

“ “ 8 35 13 09 57

M a 7 50 15 10 75

11.39[?] 4.34 2.79 $18.42[?]

 

Page 139
 

Nanaimo BC 16th October 1888

Dear Sir

Herewith I beg to enclose the statement of Taxes, due by the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Company upon Real Estate within this City

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co Victoria

 

17th October 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to inform you that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on Friday next the 19th inst.

Respectfully yours

S Gough
 

Captain McDowell

Salvation Army  Nanaimo

 

19th October 8

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City ascertain on what terms the Railway Company will deliver Two hundred tons of Trapp rock, or if you would prefer so much per cubic yard, also, in case the Company will enter into an agreement as above. I was desired to ask if you would allow the Corporation to erect a temporary shed on one side of the railway near the depot for the purpose of breaking the rock.

Awaiting the favour of your reply

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co Victoria

 

Page 142
 

25th October 1888

Messrs Lowenberg Harris & Co

Victoria

Gentlemen

Herewith I beg to enclose the statement of Taxes due on Lot 56 – Block 1X it used to belong to Mr B W Pearse – some time ago he sent me a memo stating that he had sold it to E.E. Green, I might have made a mistake in the initials as my notice to that address was not replied to.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

 

25th October 1888

Messrs Muirhead & Mann

Victoria

Gentlemen

I beg to enclose herewith our cheque for $16.25 in payment of your account against this Municipality please receipt the bill and return to me

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

31st October 1888

Messrs Lowenberg Harris & co

Victoria

Gentlemen

Your favour of the 26th inst is to hand, and I beg to state that according to the map in this office there is no lot 56-in Block 3 – the lots in Block 3 are numbered as follows 61 – 62 – 63 – 64 – 65 – 66 – 67 –68. 69 & 70 that completed the block if you wish I will send you a tracing of the townsite – but more than likely you have that already – if so some mistake has been made in numbering.

Yours truly

S Gough

 

Page 145
 

31st October 1888

W.E. Webb Esq

Nanaimo

Dear Sir

I am desired by the Chairman of the Police Committee to state that an inquiry will be made this evening at 8 o’clock into the charge preferred by you at the last meeting of the Council against the City Constable, you are respectfully requested to be present and any witnesses you may have and the meeting will be held in the Council Chambers.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

31st October 1888

R Nightingale Esq

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Chairman of the Police Committee to state that a meeting of the committee will be held at the Council Chambers at 8 o’clock this (Wednesday) evening, to make inquiry respecting the charge made by Alderman Webb against the City Constable, your presence is respectfully desired.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

31st October 1888

Joseph Randle Esq

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Chairman of the Police Committee to state that a meeting of the committee will be held at the Council Chambers at 8 o’clock this (Wednesday) evening, to make inquiry respecting the charge made by Alderman Webb against the City Constable, your presence is respectfully desired.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 148
 

3rd November 1888

Captain [Brereton?]

Salvation Army Nanaimo

 

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on Monday the 5th inst.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

6th November 1888

Dear Sir

I am instructed by the Municipal Council to state that the City Hall is not available, at present, for the purpose for which you applied.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

D H Adams Esq  Nanaimo

 

6th November 1888

Dear Madam

I beg to inform you that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on Saturday the 10th inst and Monday the 12th inst.  It is also my duty to draw your attention to the need of shutting off the gas at the meter, after every meeting, after your service last evening, there were six jets running off gas until nearly nine o’clock this morning, which means that about 350 feet escaped, besides being an source of expense to you, it renders my office unfit for occupancy for at least half a day and as explosions have occurred, through the escape of gas, a certain amount of risk is [?] Trusting that you will see that due care is taken in future. I beg to remain

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Captain Brereton

Salvation Army Nanaimo BC

 

Page 151

7th November 1888

I hereby agree to rent the City Hall to the John Jack Dramatic Company Theatrical purposes on the 10th and 12th November 1888 – Rates as follows Rent each day $7.50 License each day $5.00 gas consumed at the entertainments will be charged for in addition to the above figures

S Gough

City Clerk

The above charges to include heating rooms & Hall if necessary

SG

 

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this city that they will be pleased to received ten (10) car load of Trapp Rock on the terms named in your letter of 22nd October 1888.  This order is largely experimental and if the Council see their way clear they will in all probability adopt this way of obtaining material for the improvement of our streets. 

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co  Victoria  BC

 

13th November 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to request you to [?urinish] the lines of Lot 11 Block XIII at your earliest convenience. Will you also please let me have the tracings of the last lot of surveys you made, and I will attend to the collection of the various amounts and pay it over to you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A.R. Heyland Esq C E

Nanaimo

 

Page 154
 

17th November 1888

Dear Sir

Complaints have been lodged at this office to the effect that ashes are deposited from your premises on to the street, as you are probably unaware that to do so is an infringement of the Municipal By Law for the regulation of streets. I have thought it best to acquaint you. Will you please see that it is not done again or I shall be compelled to enforce the By Law

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

John Hanna Esq Fraser Street

Nanaimo

 

19th November 1888

Messrs Lowenberg Harris & Co

Victoria

 

Gentlemen

Being very busy yours of Oct 31st has been overlooked – There is no lot 56 in Block 3 and the name of Peter Stevens does not appear in our Rolls Property is assessed in the names of the following persons – but so far I have been unable to trace them should you know of the address of any of them I should esteem it a great favour if you will let me know:

W.H. I. Brown Robert Parsons

[Colquhion] & Mc [Innes?] Doctor Siddell

J Coles Robert Watson

J D’Ewes W.A.G. Young

A. Fellows Estate of E Stamp

M. Munroe

The above are all included in Newcastle Townsite. An answer at your convenience will oblige.

Yours truly

S Gough

 

Page 156
 

22nd November 4, 1888

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council to ascertain your opinion as to the necessity of passing a by-law for the suppression of the things contained in the “Public Morals” By Law recently passed in the City of Victoria – some of our folks think that the present laws are ample. They also wish to know if it is necessary to pass on by-law to give effect to the change of the title from “Councillor” to “Alderman”

Awaiting the favour of your reply

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Solicitors Victoria B.C.

 

22nd November 8

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on Monday and Tuesday next the 26th and 27th inst

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Captain Brereton

Salvation Army Nanaimo
 

30th November 1888

Sir

I am directed to state that the exposed condition in which material of an inflammable nature is allowed to be about your premises on Church street, is considered dangerous and a [menace?] to that, and surrounding property, and you are hereby notified to have it removed or the premises enclosed so as to prevent access thereto by strangers or any person from the outside, after nightfall.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

J Sehl Esq

Church Street Nanaimo

 

Page 159
 

3rd May [1888]

Sir

I beg to enclose herewith the City account against you for horse tax etc –

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Geo Mesher Esq

Contractor Nanaimo

 

3rd December 1888

Geo Mesher Esq

To Corporation of the City of [Names? Dr?]

To tax on three (3) horses @ $2.00 $6.00

Licence on two Vehicles“ 2.50 5.00

$11.00

 

CANCELLED S GOUGH PAGE 160


5
TH Decr [1888]

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a nuisance existing at your premises on Fitzwilliam street in this City – and to state that unless steps are taken to abate the nuisance within forty eight hours that proceedings will be taken against you.

Trusting you will give the matter your immediate attention

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


S Brightman Esq

Nanaimo

 

5th December 8

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw you attention to a nuisance at your premises on Haliburton street and to request you to have it abated forthwith otherwise proceedings will be instituted against you.

Trusting you will give this matter your most immediate attention so as to prevent further steps being taken.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mr. Musgrave

Haliburton Street Nanaimo

 

Page 162
 

5th Decr 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a nuisance at your premises on Fitzwilliam, caused principally by a number of pigs kept there, and you are hereby notified that the nuisance must be abated forthwith, or proceedings will be instituted against you it is hoped that you will give this matter your immediate attention, so that it will not be necessary to take any further steps.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Mr S Brightman, Nanaimo

 

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they desire the Nanaimo Gas Company to erect and light additional street lamps at the following places viz: - one at each place

1st Corner of Crace & Nicol street

2nd Junction of Crace street with the Esplanade

3rd Centre of Block 5 on the Esplanade

4th Corner of Finlayson street on the Esplanade

5th “ Dickson “ “ “

6th Midway between Dickson & Farquhar Sts on Haliburton ST

7th Intersection of Dickson & Irwin streets

8th Midway between Farquhar & Needham streets

9th Corner of Albert & Prideaux streets

10th “ Selby & Franklyn streets

11th “ Wesley & Franklyn “

12th Opposite Mrs Akenhead’s house on Wallace street

13th At the Mill stream bridge

14th On Bastion Street bridge

15th On Commercial street bridge

16th Corner of Comox Road & Prideaux street

17th “ Prideaux & Franklyn streets

18th On Victoria Crescent

19th On Front Street opposite New Court House

20th On Mill street

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


W. K. Leighton Esq

Secretary

Nanaimo Gas Co  Nanaimo

 

Page 164
 

11th December 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed to request that you have the roadway in front of your premises on Victoria Crescent cleared up, also any other rubbish that may have been deposited on the street in connection with the erection of your building.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A Bullock Esq  Nanaimo

 

13th December 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a nuisance that exists at your premises along side Commercial Street bridge and which extends under the building, also that a privy in connection with your premises is in such a condition as to be a nuisance, and you are hereby notified that unless the nuisances complained of are abated within forty eight hours, that proceedings will be instituted against you.

Trusting you will have the matter attended to at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

D Morrell Esq

Campi Restaurant

Nanaimo

14th December 1888

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a nuisance at your premises on Selby and Fitzwilliam streets caused by refuse material being thrown around --, also that a privy adjoining the main building is in an offensive condition and you are hereby notified that unless these nuisances are complained off are not abated within forty eight hours, that proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Samuel Fiddick Esq

Occidental Hotel  Nanaimo

 

Page 167
 

14th December 1888

Dear Sir

I am desired by the Street Committee of the Municipal Council to state that there is quite a quantity of slate among the rock delivered by your company, that it worthless for the purpose for which it was intended.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N R.R. Co 

Victoria BC

 

14th Decr 1888

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith your account with this Municipality – if preferred by you, you may remit $10.00 now and the other half in January.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

S.J. Pitts Esq

Victoria

 

14th December 1888

S J Pitts Esq

To Corporation of the City of Nanaimo [?]

To Commercial Traveller Tax from 1st February 1888

To 1st February 1889. $20.00

 

15th Decr 1888

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on Monday the 17th instant and Friday and Saturday the 21st, and 22nd Instant.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Captain Brereton

Salvation Army

Nanaimo

 

Page 170

 

18th December 1888

Dear Sir

The Municipal Council desires me to acknowledge the receipt of your cheque for the sum of Eight hundred and fifty dollars; and to convey to you their sincere thanks for the very generous donation you have been pleased to make to aid in the improvement of the City.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Samuel M Robins Esq J.P.

Superintendent V.C. C. [?]

Nanaimo BC

 

29th December 8

 

Dear Sir

I beg to state that at the Regular Meeting of the Municipal Council held on Wednesday last you were appointed Returning Officer for the forthcoming Municipal Election for the year 1889.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

M Bray Esq  Nanaimo

 

31st December 1888

Dear Sir

Application has been made by Mr F Rowbottom for the street lines of Lot 2 – Block XIII - -

I am directed by the Council to ask you to furnish them with a plan and the notes of all the surveys ordered by them.

 

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

A.R. Heyland Esq C.E.

Nanaimo

 

Page 173

 

2nd January 1889

Dear Sir

I have the honour to state that at the last regular meeting of the Municipal Council you were appointed to audit the Corporation [Accounts] for the year 1888.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

C.C. McKenzie Esq

Nanaimo BC

 

5th January 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt of your communication referring to the proposal to place a steamer on the route between your City and Nanaimo – and I am requested to state that while this Council is in favour of subsydising a suitable steamer for a short time; they do not think the steamer named suitable for the service.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

D Oppenheimer Esq

Mayor

City of Vancouver B.C.

 

8th January 1889

Gentlemen

I beg to enclose our cheque for $37.50 in settlement of the enclosed account please receipt the bill and return to me at your earliest convenience as we are just closing the Municipal accounts for 1888.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Solicitors

Victoria B C

 

Page 176

 

30th January 1889

Dear Madam

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that it is their intention to improve the roadway along the Esplanade and as the fence projecting into the road in front of a portion of your premises prevents the carrying out of the improvements contemplated, I am desired to request you to have the fence removed within thirty days from date hereof.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Mrs. [Cluness]

Esplanade Nanaimo

 

30th January 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to communicate with you respecting your charges for publishing the Proclamation and notice of Poll for the late Municipal Election: They deem the charge excessive and entirely out of proportion to ordinary charges for similar work

Will you kindly draw the attention of your management to the matter and advise me by Monday evening next

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Mr. J. M. McGregor

Business Manager

Nanaimo Courier  Nanaimo

 

2nd February 1889

Dear Madam

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the City Hall will be reserved for their own use on Monday evenings until further notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Captain Brereton

Salvation Army  Nanaimo

 

Page 179

 

6th February 1889

Mr. Long Lee

Wash house Keeper

Wallace Street

Nanaimo

 

Sir

I am directed to inform you that the soapy water from your establishment which is discharged on the lower side of Wallace street is considered a nuisance and you are hereby notified that unless it is abated within four days proceedings will be instituted against you

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

6th February 1889

Mr Mah Woo

Wash-house keeper

Franklyn street

Nanaimo

 

Sir

I am directed to notify you that the soapy water from your establishment which is now permitted to run on to Franklyn street is considered a nuisance. And you are hereby notified that the nuisance above complained of must be abated by noon on Monday 11th instant, or proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Page 181
 

6th February 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to place myself in communication with you with a view to the Corporation acquiring the Charter rights and plant of the Nanaimo Water Works Company

The Council desire to know on what terms and for what sum the Director of your Company will dispose of the works and plant at present existing.

Will you please lay the matter before your Board of Directors and at your earliest convenience acquaint me with the result.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A.A. Richardson Esq

Secretary

Nanaimo Water Works Co  Nanaimo

 

7th February 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to inform you that the refuse water which runs from your premises on to Haliburton street is a violation of the streets By Law and if it is continued you will be liable to a penalty of Twenty-five dollars

Will you please see that other disposition is made of it at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Adam Thompson Sr Esq

Haliburton St  Nanaimo

 

7th February 1889

Dear Madam

I am directed to state that the refuse water which is allowed to run from your premises onto the street is a violation of the City By-Law.  Will you please see that the water is disposed of in some other way, as the Council do not wish to enforce the By Law against you if it can be avoided.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mrs Ellen Hindmarsh  Nanaimo

 

Page 184
 

7th February 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to the deposit of water onto – Haliburton street, also at the rear of your premises soapy and refuse water are allowed to run. I am instructed to state that unless the nuisances complained of are abated forthwith proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Saml Hague Esq

Dew Drop Hotel

Haliburton Street Nanaimo

 

7th February 1889

Dear Madam

I am directed to draw your attention to the deposit of soapy and refuse water from your premises on to Haliburton street, and if it is permitted proceedings will have to be taken against, the City By Law provides that a fine of Twenty five dollars may be imposed. Will you kindly see that the nuisance complained of is abated forthwith.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Mrs Jones

Haliburton Street  Nanaimo

 

9th Febry 1889

Messrs E.G. Prior & Co

Victoria

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to ascertain at what cost you could deliver here a scales with a platform large enough to take a waggon, the capacity to be five tons.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 187
 

9th February 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to the fact that the refuse water which is conducted or thrown into a drain at the rear of your premises, and which is carried thence on to Irwin street; is a breach of the “Nanaimo Streets By Law 1888”. And you are liable to a penalty of Twenty-five dollars.  You are hereby notified that if the nuisance complained of is continued, proceedings will be instituted against you

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Mr Harris

Dickson [now Milton] Street  Nanaimo

 

9th February 1889
Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to the fact that the refuse water which is conducted or thrown into a drain at the rear of your premises, and which is carried thence on to Irwin street is a breach of the “Nanaimo Streets By Law 1888” and you are liable to a penalty of Twenty five dollars.  You are hereby notified that if the nuisance complained of is continued proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

R Todd Esq

Dickson [now Milton] Street, Nanaimo

 

9th February 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to the fact that the refuse water which is conducted or thrown into a drain at the rear of your premises and which is carried thence on to Irwin street; is a breach of the “Nanaimo Streets By Laws 1888”, and you are liable to a penalty of Twenty five dollars. You are hereby notified that if the nuisance complained of is continued, proceedings will be instituted against you

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


T. [Mockler?] Esq

Dickson [now Milton] Street  Nanaimo
 

Page 190
 

9th February 9

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to the fact that the refuse water which is conducted or thrown into a drain at the rear of your premises, and which is carried thence on to Irwin street, is a breach of the “Nanaimo streets By Law 1888, and you are liable to a penalty of Twenty five dollars.

You are hereby notified that if the nuisance complained of is continued, proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Mr. E Gardner

Dickson [now Milton] Street  Nanaimo

 

13th February 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that they wish you to proceed with the work of finishing your contract for clearing and grading Nicol street, within in two weeks, I am requested to state that if you commence the work within the time above stated, and endeavour to complete it within a reasonable time, that the forfeiture in the agreement will not be pressed, otherwise the conditions of the agreement will be carried out.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


John Tippett Esq  Nanoose Bay  B.C.

 

 

14th February 1889

The Municipal Council invites tenders for advertising for the year 1889

Parties tendering to state:

Price per inch for first insertion

Price per inch for each subsequent consecutive insertion

All advertisements to be set solid

The space to be devoted to headings to be specified at the time of order, if to exceed half an inch.

The body type for all advertisements not to be larger than “Brevier” unless specially ordered.

The number of insertions will be specified at the time of giving the order.

 

Page 193
 

16th February 1889

 

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a water closet upon your Lot at the corner of Dickson and Haliburton streets, which is in such a condition as to be deemed a nuisance, and you are hereby notified that unless the nuisance is abated within forty eight hours that proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


John Marwick Esq

 

16th February 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to the fact that the soapy water which is allowed to run from your premises onto Nicol street, is a breach of the streets By Law, and you are liable to a penalty of Twenty five dollars

Please see that it is stopped at once, otherwise proceedings will be instituted against you

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


James Gordon Esq

Nicol Street

Nanaimo

 

26th February 9

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the fence in front of your property on Farquahar street encroaches upon the street, as it is the intention of the Council to construct a sidewalk along the North side of Farquhar street, you are hereby notified to have your fence removed from the street at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

F Rowbottom Esq  Nanaimo B C

 

Page 196
 

26th Febry 1889

Messrs Davie & Pooley

Victoria

Gentlemen

Referring to your communication of the 20th instant. I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that Mr. John Tippet had a contract with the City which he has not completed.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

1st March 1889

Dear Sir

The Municipal Council of this City intend to erect a weighing machine & their attention has been called to your advertisement – will you kindly send we a price list and state also if the figures quoted included freight prepaid as stated in the advertisement above quoted.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Jones of Binghamton

Binghamton  N. Y.

 

5th March 1889

J M B Smith Esq

Auditor  Victoria

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of December 31st, 1888 and February 26th 1889. and to state that the Council strongly protests against the payment of the amount claimed on behalf of the Government in support of the public schools in this City, as it is impossible to spare so large a sum out of the revenue, without causing very great drawbacks to the City

I have the honor to be

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 199
 

6th March 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this city to communicate with you and ascertain on what terms, and for what sum your Company will sell the Nanaimo Gas Work plant and material connected therewith to this Corporation.

Awaiting the favor of your reply

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


W.K. Leighton Esq

Secretary

Nanaimo Gas Works  Nanaimo

 

6th March 1889

 

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to ask you to kindly to furnish this office with a copy or list of the shareholders in the Nanaimo Water Works Co.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

A.A. Richardson Esq

Secretary Nanaimo Water Works Co Nanaimo

 

6th March 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to convey their thanks to the Nanaimo Fire Company in recognition of the promptness which has always marked their actions in the discharge of their duties and especially for the trouble taken lately to inspect the hydrants.

With best wishes for the success of the Company.

Believe me

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk


A Raper Esq

Secretary  Nanaimo Fire Company Nanaimo

 

Page 202

 

7th March 1889

Dear Sir

Application has been made for the lines (street) of lots 1-2 & 3 of Block 48 also for the levels of Franklyn and Wallace streets, at the South east corner of the Methodist parsonage lot.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

A R Heyland Esq C E  Nanaimo

 

8th March 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of the City to communicate with you respecting the claim of the Government against the Municipality for the sum of $960.00 for the support of the Public Schools in this City for the half year ending 31st December 1888, I am desired to respectfully request you to use your influence to have the claim [remitted] also to secure the repeal of Clause 10 of the School Act 1888.  The Council desire to draw your attention to the unequal manner in which this burden bears on a portion of our people and to state that the payment of as large a sum will render it necessary to resort to increased taxation. The Real Estate will have to bear the whole of the increase, thus the property owners are called upon directly to pay this impost.  The advantages of our School system are enjoyed by the whole of our residents and every one it seems to the Council should contribute alike to the School Fund.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Geo Thomson Esq M.P.P.

Victoria

8th March 9

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to communicate with you respecting the claim of the Government against this Municipality for the sum of $960.00 for the support of the Public Schools in this City for the half year ending 31st December 1888, I am desired to respectfully request you to use your influence to have the claim remitted, also to secure the repeal of Section 10 of the Public School Act 1888.

The Council desire to draw your attention to the unequal manner in which this burden bears on a portion of our people and to state that the payment of so large a sum will render it necessary to resort to

 

Hon. R. Dunsmuir

President Executive Council  Victoria B.C.


Page 205

(2)

to increased taxation. The Real estate will have to bear the whole of the increase thus the property owners are called upon directly to pay this impost. The advantages of our School system are enjoyed by the whole of our residents, and every one it seems to the Council should contribute alike to the School Fund.

I have the honor to be

Dear Sir

Your Obedient Servant

Samuel Gough City Clerk

 

9th March 1889

Dear Sir

At the last meeting of the Municipal Council of this City I was directed to respectfully request you to endeavour to have a clause inserted in the Municipality Act now before the Legislature to provide for every British Subject above the age of 21 years paying Road Tax six months before the day of election to be entitled to vote at Municipal Elections.

Yours truly

S Gough City Clerk


Geo Thomson Esq M.P.P.

Victoria

 

9th March 9

Dear Sir

At the last meeting of the Municipal Council of this City I was directed to respectfully request you to endeavour to have a clause inserted in the Municipality Act now before the Legislature to provide for every British Subject above the age of 21 years paying Road Tax six months before the day of election to entitled to vote at Municipal Elections.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Hon. R. Dunsmuir M.P.P.

Victoria

 

Page 208

 

9th March 1889

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for account of the Corporation on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the 11th, 12th and 13th instant, during the whole of the day and evening.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk


Captain Brereton

Salvation Army  Nanaimo


12
th March 1889

Dear Sir

Complaints have been made at this office of your allowing goats to run at large in the City also that damage has been done by them, I beg to draw your attention to the Municipal By-Law which provides a penalty of $5.00 for any person allowing a goat to run at large upon any of the streets or squares of the City.

Trusting you will give the matter immediate attention.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk


John Scales Esq Jr

Nanaimo

 

12th March 1889

Dear Sir

Mr. Colin McDonald has made application for the street line of Lot 5 Block [42].  The Trustees of the Methodist Church will be greatly obliged if you can furnish the levels of a portion of Franklyn and Wallace streets by the end of the present week at furthest, they also wish the lines of the street. The architect will be in town in a few days, will you kindly attend to it at your earliest convenience. I should be glad to see you before you commence the work as I could show you the exact measurements we want you to cover.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


A.R. Heyland Esq C.E.

Nanaimo

 

Page 211

12th March 1889

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 8th inst, and to state that the Council is not in a position to entertain your proposal at present.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


R B McMicking Esq

Electrician  Victoria

 

No Entries on Page 212

 

19th March 1889

Dear Sir

I beg to state that your offer to perform the duties of assessor for the sum of $89.00 has been accepted by the Municipal Council.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

D. Smith Esq

Nanaimo

 

25th March 9

Dear Sir

I am desired by the Municipal Council to respectfully request you to endeavour to have Subsection one (1) of Section 110 of the Municipality Act 1881, amended so that the amount of the license to sell spirituous or fermented liquors by retail, shall be not exceeding $200.00 for every six months instead of $100.00 for the same time.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Geo Thomson Esq M.P.P.

Victoria

B.C.

 

Page 215
 

25th March 1889

Dear Sir

I am desired by the Municipal Council to respectfully ask you to endeavour to have subsection one (1) of Section 110 of the Municipality Act 1881, amended so that the amount of the license to sell spirituous or fermented liquors by retail shall be increased from $100.00 to $200.00 for every six months.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk


Hon R Dunsmuir M.P.P.

Victoria B.C.

 

28th March 9

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required on the Corporation account, on Saturday 30th inst.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Captain Akenhead

Salvation Army  Nanaimo

 

28th March 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that unless you give them some assurance within fourteen days from this date of your intention to complete your contract for grading Nicol street in this City, that proceedings will be instituted against you to recover the Three dollars per day penalty for breach of contract, and that the Council will have the work done and completed according to the specifications at your expense.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

John Tippett Esq

Nanoose Bay B.C.

 

Page 218
 

2nd April 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that your tender to grade and fill in Deverill Square has been accepted.  Bonds to the extent of 25% of the contract price of the work will be expected to be furnished by you.  The Agreement will be ready for signing at 10 o’clock tomorrow Wednesday morning. 

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

George Vipond Esq  Nanaimo

 

2nd April 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to commence the construction of the sidewalks on Farquahar and Albert streets at once.  The agreement is awaiting your signature at this office.

S Gough

City Clerk


H. McAdie Esq  Nanaimo

 

5th April 1889

Dear Sir

I am now engaged making up the Real Estate Assessment Roll for the present year, and shall esteem it a favour if you will direct that a list of the persons names with number of lot and block who have bought land from the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company within the limits of the Municipality, be furnished this office at your earliest convenience.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co Victoria

 

Page [220?]


8
th April 1889

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required on the Corporation account on Wednesday next the 10th inst.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Captain Akenhead

Salvation Army Nanaimo

 

23rd April 1889

Royce & Lansing Comedy Co

Esmond Hotel Portland

Gentlemen

Yours of the 15th April is to hand – we have no sharing terms at our Hall lowest terms are as follows Rent per night $7.50 License $5.00 Gas as may be consumed at $350 per m.. general average about $1.50 – you can have the Hall for 14th May or 2 or 3 nights.  A steamer leaves here on Thursday mornings for Vancouver – charters generally run high.

Respectfully

Samuel Gough City Clerk

 

Page 222 & 223
 

4th May 1889

Dear Sir

By resolution of the Municipal Council of this City; your very liberal offer to grant land for the extension of the limits has been accepted on the terms of your letter of the 3rd April 1889.  I am directed to state that the Council will use their utmost endeavours to have all the work completed in a creditable manner within the time mentioned.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Samuel M Robins Esq

Superintendent  Vancouver Coal Co Nanaimo BC

 

Page 224

7th May 1889

Dear Sir

On the 5th of April I wrote you asking for a list of the persons names with the number of lot and Block who had acquired from the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Co a subsequent events, I expect have fully occupied your attention, -- since then Mr. Shaw has furnished me with a list of the transfers in Newcastle Townsite.  If your company has sold any portion of their land in Nanaimo – proper within the last two years, would you kindly have me supplied with the names by Monday next the 13th inst., as on that day I have to return the Real Estate Roll to the Council.

Awaiting the favour of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk
 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co Victoria

 

Page 225 & 226


7
th May 1889 

Madam

I beg to transmit to you enclosed, by order of the Municipal Council of the City of Nanaimo. Resolutions of Condolence passed at the regular meeting on the 22nd [ulto].  Some delay has been caused in the printing for which I have to apologize.

I have the honor to be

Madam

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough City Clerk

 

Mrs. Dunsmuir

Victoria

 

11th May 1889

Gentlemen

A piece of land situate between Block 49 and Block 50 is supposed to be under the control of the Corporation, an application has been received, to lease or purchase the above land.  I am directed by the Municipal Council to ask your opinion as to the powers or right of the Corporation to lease or sell the land in question.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Solicitors Victoria


Page 228


13
th May [1889]

Dear Sir

I beg to state that any cheques that may be presented on account of the Corporation overdraft will be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Geo Cruickshank Esq

Manager

Bank British Columbia Nanaimo

 

17th May 1889

To [Mow] Wo

Wash house keeper

Franklyn street

You are hereby notified to cease allowing soapy water to run from your premises onto the street in case you allow any soapy or dirty water to flow onto any portion of the street [???]after this notice is left at your premises, proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

 

17th May 1889

Mr M. Dunsmuir

Wesley Street Nanaimo

Dear Sir

Your attention is drawn to a nuisance upon your premises, apparently caused by allowing refuse water to run over the lot.  You are hereby notified that the above nuisance must be abated by 4 o’clock p.m. on Monday the 20th inst or proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Page 231
 

17th May 1889

Dear Sir

Referring to your letter of the 4th inst. I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they will grant a renewal of the City Hall lease to you, for a further term of one year at the rate of $300.00 per annum to be paid in monthly parts or installments of $25.00 subject to the same reservations as last year.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

Arthur G. Young Esq

Major

Salvation Army Winnipeg

 

21st May 1889

M Wolfe Esq

Secretary

Nanaimo Board of Trade

Dear Sir

Referring to your letter of the 17th inst I beg to state that the Municipal Council have granted the free use of the Council Chamber of your Association for a term of one year.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

21st May 1889

D W Morrow Esq

Hon Secretary

Victoria

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Mayor and Aldermen of this City to present their compliments to you and to thank you for your kind invitation to participate in the celebration of Her Majesty – Birthday at Victoria, and they desire me to state that as the day will be observed by our citizens they feel it is their duty to remain here.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Page 234
 

30th May 1889

Dear Sir

Referring to your letter of yesterday, I beg to state that the charge for Pedlars Licence is Forty dollars for six months.  If you think of taking a license it would be better for you to start with the first (1st) of July – a license issued now would run out in thirty days. There is no particular for granting the License, on the money being tendered the license will be issued.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk


A. Brown Esq

Victoria BC

 

1st June 1889

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on Monday the 3rd inst and Monday the 24th inst.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Captain Akenhead

Salvation Army Nanaimo

 

 

3rd June 9

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City hall will be required on the Corporation account on Wednesday the 5th visit also on Saturday the 8th inst.  The engagement for Monday the 24th inst is cancelled, but the hall will be required on Friday the 28th inst

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Captain Akenhead

Salvation Army  Nanaimo

 

Page 236

 

24th June 1889

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on Wednesday next the 26th inst and Friday the 28th inst.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Captain Akenhead

Salvation Army Nanaimo

 

7th June 1889

Sir

I beg herewith to enclose a copy of the “Return of Assessment By Law 1884” passed by the Municipal Council of this City.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough City Clerk

 

Hon. J. Robson

Provincial Secretary Victoria

 

7th June 1889

Dear Sir

I beg herewith to enclose a statement of increase in the valuation of Railway Lands, not in the “right-of-way: in this City.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co Victoria

 

Page 239
 

11th June 1889

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to ascertain at what rate you could supply them with hydrants for fire purposes say for three and four inch connections with water works pipes.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

The Manager

Albion Iron Works

Victoria B.C.

 

15th June 1889

Gentlemen

I am directed to enclose the accompanying By-Law and ask you to make any alterations you may deem necessary to bring it within the powers of the Council.  I also enclose a copy of the original By Law, it has been found that under it the Council have no power to prevent person who have been in attendance, on persons who have been sick with dangerous contagions and infections diseases.  Do you think it would be best to re-enact the whole of the old By Law.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Barristers at Law  Victoria  B.C.
 

19th June 1889

Dear Sir

Replying to your communication of Monday last, I beg to state that the Municipal Council decided to place the rooms at your disposal for one night every week for the sum of Two dollars per month – gas to be charged for extra, the rooms will be at your disposal, on other evenings should it not be required for other purposes.

Respectfully your

S Gough City Clerk

 

Geo Cruickshank Esq

Nanaimo B.C.

 

Page 242
 

25th June 1889

Sir

Replying to your letter of yesterday, I beg to state that you may have the use of the City Hall on Saturday evening next the 29th inst for a wrestling exhibition, the price for hire will be Twelve dollars and fifty cents $12.50 and gas extra.

If you decide to engage the Hall please let me know not later than Thursday noon.

Respectfully

S Gough City Clerk

 

Mr. D.S. McLeod

Royal Hotel  Nanaimo

 

26th June 1889

Dear Sir

When in Victoria, you were good enough to promise me a copy of your new Revenue By-Law and of the By Law you then were having prepared to deal with Theatres and other Public Exhibitions if you have either of them in shape, I should be very greatly obliged, for a copy – and shall be glad to remunerate you for the trouble.  In the new Municipality Act. Theatres and Public Exhibitions are taken out of the Schedule for which licenses may be issued – under the new Act on page 71 – Subsection 30 of Section 96 – Municipalities have power to pass a by-law “To prevent and regulate shows and public exhibitions” does that give us power to charge them for exhibiting.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Mr. Kent

City Treasurer  Victoria
 

Nanaimo B.C. 28th June 1889

To James Harvey Esq

Nanaimo ---- From

S Gough City Clerk

Dear Sir

I beg to forward the following Statement of your account with the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo:

Real Estate Tax

Block Lot For 1887 For 1888

2 5 $ 2.82 $ 3.00

5.8 1] 13.50

“ 2] 10.00

“ 3] 47.55 9.00

“ 6 3.01 2.75

___________ __________

$ 53.38 $38.25 = $ 91.63

City Hall Rate Hose & Hydrant Rate

Block Lot For 1887 For 1888 For 1887 For 1888

2 5 $ 87 $ 87 $ 70 $ .70

58 1 4.77 4.77 3.70 3.70

“ 2 3.47 3.47 2.69 2.69

“ 3 3.04 3.04 2.36 2.36

“ 6 .87 .87 .70 .70

______________________________________________________

$13.02 $13.02 $10.15 $10.15 = $46.34

License for Store for 1888 10.00

“ “ “ first half 1889 5.00

Road Tax for 1887 - $2.00 for 1888 2.00 4.00

_______________

$156.97

 

2nd July 1889

Messrs Lowenberg Harris & Co

Victoria

Gentlemen

Replying to your favour of the 29th June – I beg to state that the following amounts are due on the lots you mention.

Lot 76 – Block 9 - General Rate $4.92

City Hall Rate 78

Hose Hydrant rate 62

______

Total $6.32

 

Lot 77 – Block 9 General Rate $4.87

City Hall “ .52

Hose & Hydrant Rate .38

______

Total $5.77

 

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Page 246
 

17th July 1889

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to forward the enclosed By-Law to you for revision amendments to the By Law that you may deem necessary, as well as striking out anything now in it that may be beyond the powers of the Council.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Solicitors Victoria

 

20th July 1889

J [M?] B. Smith Esq

Auditor Victoria

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 5th inst and to state that the Board of Aldermen strongly protests against the payment of the account rendered, as it is beyond the power of the Council to share so large an amount from the revenue of this City, and meet the requirements of the town for roads and bridges.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

24 July 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to request you to remove any lumber belonging to you, from the front of Brodicts building on Victoria Crescent, if it is not removed within forty eight hours, the forfeit on deposit, will be claimed by the Corporation.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

G.H. Frost Esq  Nanaimo

 

Page 248
 

24th July 9

Dear Sir

I am directed to request you to remove the lumber from the street in front of your premises on Victoria Crescent, if the obstruction is permitted to remain for more than forty-eight hours after the receipt of this notice proceedings will be instituted against you

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Henry McAdie Esq  Nanaimo

 

29th July 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to request you to remove the lumber, boxes etc, from the street in front of your premises on Victoria Crescent, if the obstruction is permitted to remain for more than forty-eight hours, from the receipt of this notice, proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

J.H. Pleace Esq  Nanaimo

 

1st August 1889

Dear Madam

I beg to state that the City Hall will be required for the purposes of the Corporation on the 3rd inst the 12th inst and the 17th instant.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Captain Akenhead

Salvation Army  Nanaimo

 

1st August 1889

Dear Sir

Replying to your letter of the 27th July I beg to state that our Council have refused to pay the school rate, the Provincial Auditor has forwarded the half yearly statements, we have replied protesting against the payment of the amounts our council will allow the matter to go to the courts before paying – we have been informed that your City had paid the impost for the last half of 1888.

Yours truly

S Gough City Clerk

 

D Robson Esq

City Clerk, New Westminster
 

Page 252
 

2nd August 1889

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that it is their wish to widen Church street, for the accommodation of the increased traffic of the City, and they wish to know upon what terms a strip of land along the Eastern side of your Church lot along the line of Church street can be acquired for that purpose.  A strip thirty feet in width would meet the wishes of the Council, but should that quality be more then you would like to part with please state the number of feet in width you would be pleased to accommodate the Council with.

Awaiting the favour of your reply

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


To The Board of Management

St Pauls Church Nanaimo

 

2nd August 1889

Gentlemen

The Municipal Council of this City having decided to purchase a new Hose Cart for our Fire Department. I am directed to order one from your establishment.  The cart chosen, is as represented in your catalogue handed to us by your agent Mr. Farley – Figure 328. [?] with scroll, bell and name plate. Please slip the cart etc. consigned to me at your earliest convenience and oblige.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk  Nanaimo  B.C.
 

The Toronto Rubber Co

28 King Street West

Toronto Ont

PO Box 476
 

Page 254
 

12th August 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they are now having Milton street cleared and graded from Albert street to Victoria Road and that a crossing is required at the point where the line of the E & N Railway crosses the above street – approaches will be also required. The Council will esteem it a favour if you will have the matter attended to at your earliest convenience.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk
 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co Victoria

 

Page 255 & 256
 

17th August 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to convey their sincere thanks to you for your generous offer to donate land for the purpose of widening Gillespie street.  The Council desire me to express their appreciation of the interest you have shown in the improvement of the city of which sufficient evidence has been given in the past by the very liberal manner in which you have met them on all matters.  I must express my regret in not forwarding the above acknowledgment sooner, but the press of work had caused it to escape my attention for the time, trusting the delay will not cause you to think the Council tardy in the matter.

Believe me

Yours truly

S Gough City Clerk

 

Samuel M Robins Esq

Nanaimo

 

24th August 1889

Dear Sir

I am requested by the Municipal Council of this City to ask you to send one car of the gravel you propose to have delivered here as for your offer to Alderman Nightingale, the Councillors would like to see the gravel before giving the order for a large amount.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Victoria
 

Page 258

26th August 1889

Gentlemen

Replying to your favour of the 24th inst. I beg to enclose statement of the amounts due on lot 25 Block 11 and lot 36 Block 6 New Castle Townsite.  They are assessed in the name of W.H. I. Brown and hitherto I have not been able to find the owner.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Messrs Lowenberg Harris & Co  Victoria

 

27th August 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to forward the enclosed By Laws for publication in the Government Gazette.  I also enclose my cheque for $20.00 in payment of previous publications. I have mislaid the bill for the last by law, but find in my minute of receipt that $5.00 was charged.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

R. Wolfenden Esq

Victoria B.C.

29th August 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to refuse water flowing from your premises onto Needham street, you are hereby notified that it if is permitted to continue for forty eight hours from the receipt of this notice that proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk


Joseph Guffallo Esq

Nanaimo

 

August 29th 9

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to the flow of refuse water and other rubbish from the houses situate on Lot 11 Block 7 on to Irwin street, and you are hereby notified that if the nuisance complained of continues for the space of forty eight hours after the receipt of this notice, that proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

A Bullock Esq

Agent of W.J. McDonald Esq Nanaimo

 

Page 261
 

10th September 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that your offer to furnish gravel for the improvement of the streets of this City has been accepted.  The Council will be obliged if you will acquaint them as soon as possible when the first will arrive, as they have to make preparations for its distribution.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co  Victoria

 

14th September 1889

Dear Sir

Messrs Russell McDonald & Co of your city have a branch house here, until the present half year they have taken out an Auctioneer License regularly, they announced near the end of May last that they intended to close out – they did shut up their premises for a short time but returned and held an auction last Saturday evening, when I called on them for the license fee they declined to pay it and stated that it was no longer necessary for persons selling their own goods by auction to take out a license – cited that a person was doing a retail trade in Victoria – and held an auction selling his own goods in December 1887 – that your authorities sued him and were defeated. Judge Gray presiding – could you inform me if that is correct and it you do not collect Auctioneer licenses from persons selling their own goods.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

W.J. Dowler Esq

City Clerk Victoria

 

16th Septr 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a nuisance under the Odd Fellows building on Commercial street, and to request you to see that it is – removed within forty eight hours from the receipt of this notice otherwise proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

W H Morton Esq

Secretary  Black Diamond Lodge I.O.O.F.

Nanaimo

 

Page 264
 

25th September 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Mayor and Aldermen of this City to present their complements to you, and to thank you for your kind invitation to be present at the opening of the Provincial Exhibition in your city, and they desire me to state that as many as can make it convenient, will be present.

Yours truly

S Gough City Clerk

 

D. Robson Esq

City Clerk New Westminster B.C.

 

28th Septr 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a nuisance issued by the flow of refuse water from your premises onto Nicol Street, and I am directed to state that if the nuisance exists for more than forty eight hours from the receipt of this notice proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

J W Thompson Esq

Nicol St Nanaimo

 

1st October 1889

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to notify you not to allow the building now in course of erection on Lot 5 Block X111 to be built upon or in any way to interfere with any part of the street as at present used.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

To

Messrs Jas Crossan A. McGregor & M Harris Esqrs

Building Committee

Black Diamond Lodge No 5 I.O.O.F.

Nanaimo B.C.


Page 267
 

4 October 1889

Dear Sir

Mr. I.H. Davison has applied to the Council for the street lines of lots 9 and 10 in Block XXIII. I am desired to ask you to furnish them at your earliest convenience.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

A.R. Heyland Esq C.E.

Nanaimo  B.C.

 

5th October 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Mayor and Council of this city to thank you for your kind invitation to them to be present at the reception of His Excellency the Governor General on the 26th inst, - and to state that they are not able at this time to say whether they can be present, but if opportunity offers no doubt some of them will be present.  I am also requested to state that it will afford them great satisfaction to have yourself and Board of Aldermen present with them at the time His Excellency is pleased to visit Nanaimo – of the definite time you will be advised at as early a date as possible.

I have the honor to be

Dear Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough City Clerk

 

D. Oppenheimer. Esq

Mayor [Vancouver]

 

7th October 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to ask you to survey the street line of Lot 5 Block XIII – as conveyed to the owners, and place pegs at the corners. The council will be obliged if you can complete the survey within three days from this date.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

A.R. Heyland Esq C.E.

Nanaimo

 

Page 270
 

19th October 1888

J.B.C. Lockwood Esq

Seattle W

 

Dear Sir

Replying to your letter of the lst inst to Mayor Bate Re-bridge work. I am directed to state that as soon as a plan has been decided upon you will be informed.

Yours truly

S Gough City Clerk

 

28th October 1889

Dear Sir

I am directed to enclose to you the accompanying plan made by Mr E. Priest C.E. of an official Survey showing the street line in front of lot 5 Block XIII. Nanaimo City

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

Geo. Norris Esq  Nanaimo

 

29th October 1889

Dear Sir

Messrs O’Brien & Dunlop have applied to the Council for the Street lines of lots 9 and 10 of Block XIV Victoria Crescent the request has been granted on the usual terms.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

A.R. Heyland Esq C.E.

Nanaimo B.C.

 

1st November 1889

Dear Sir

The Municipal Council wish you to level and give a plan of a section of Bastion street ravine, for the new Bridge.

Respectfully yours

S Gough City Clerk

 

A.R. Heyland Esq C.E.

Nanaimo

 

Page 274


2
nd November 1889

Sir

I am desired by the Mayor to transmit to you herewith a draft copy of the Address which the Corporation of this City propose presenting to His Excellency upon his arrival here on Tuesday next.  It is probable the Mayor thinks, there may be some little change in the phraseology of some portions of the address, but in the subject matter he imagines there will be no alteration.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your obedient servant

S Gough

City Clerk
 

To

The Private Secretary

His Excellency the Governor General of Canada

Government House

Victoria B.C.

 

5th November 1889

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to draw your attention to the fact that the hose reel which you have forwarded to my address as City Clerk is not the one that was ordered by referring to my letter of August 2nd 1889 you will see that it was Fig 328 – No 3 that was ordered – on looking over your catalogue I find that the Fig 446 – corresponds very closely to the reel you have sent.  The Council desire me to ask you what you intend to do about it as the reel is laying on the dock here at your risk.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

The Toronto Rubber Co

28 King Street West

Toronto Ont

 

Page 276
 

9th November 1889

Gentlemen

I am directed to notify you not to allow the building now in course of erection upon lot 5 Block XIII, to encroach upon the street, a survey of which has been made at your request, any encroachment upon the street will be at your risk.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


To

Messrs Jas Crossan, A. McGregor & M Harris Esqrs

Building Committee

Black Diamond Lodge No 5 I.O.O.F. Nanaimo

 

9th November 1889

Gentlemen

I am directed to notify you not to proceed with the erection of any building upon lot 5 Block XIII – beyond the street line of said lot a survey of which has been furnished the Building Committee of Black Diamond Lodge I.O.O.F. any encroachment will be at the risk of the parties concerned.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Messrs Michael & Elliot

Contractors  Nanaimo

 

19th Novr 1889

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith the originals of the Injunction which was duly served as endorsed and sworn before Mr. Bray Esq the Registrar of the Court here. I expect to be able on Friday to advise you what course will have to be followed

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Barristers  Victoria B.C.
 

Page 279

28 Novr 1889

Messrs [Newbigging?] & Anderson

105 Douglas Street  Victoria

Gentlemen

Replying to your letter of the 23rd Inst I beg to state that the hose reel shipped by the Toronto Rubber Co is not what we ordered so has not been received by the Corporation . They advised me that there was a package for you enclosed in the tool box but I cannot get at it without accepting the reel. If the Rubber Co. will authorize me to send the package to you without prejudicing the claim of the Corporation to have their order properly filled, I shall be glad to attend to it at once.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

28th November 1889

Dear Sirs

Replying to your letter of the 22nd inst. I beg to state that the notices therein contained have been duly served, and I now enclose the one marked, “return”. I now enclose – of course it is the intention of the Corporation to discontinue the action.  I should have replied sooner but severe sickness in my family, confined me to the sickroom until today.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Barristers at Law

Victoria  B.C.

 

6th Decr 1889

Dear Sir

I beg to forward the enclosed by Law for publication in the Government Gazette also cheques in payment of previous account.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


A Wolfenden Esq

B.C. Gazette Office  Victoria
 

Page 282
 

12th Decr 9

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to have the verandah removed from the front of the building on lot 18 Block XXX within fourteen days from this date, this is rendered necessary, as the construction of the new bridge is progressing rapidly and by the expiration of the time above named the verandah will be in the way of the workman.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

CC McKenzie Esq

Agent of John Richardson Nanaimo

 

12th Decr 9

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith your cheque for the sum of $265.00 which accompanied your tender to construct the Bastion street bridge in this city.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

D McGillivrary Esq

Vancouver  B.C.

 

12th Decr 1889

Messrs McAdie & Fell

Nanaimo

Gentlemen

I beg to enclose herewith your cheque for the sum of $270.00 which accompanied your tender to construct the Bastion street bridge.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

12th Decr 1889

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith your cheque for the sum of $31.00 which accompanied your tender for filling at Bastion street bridge

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R H Mason Esq  Nanaimo

 

Page 286
 

31st December 1889

Dear Sir

I have the honour to state that at the regular meeting of the Municipal Council of this City held last evening, you were appointed Returning Officer to conduct the forthcoming elections for Mayor and Aldermen for the year 1890.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Marshall Bray Esq  Nanaimo

 

7th January 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to forward the enclosed by Law for publication in the Government Gazette.  Enclosed please find my cheque for $11.50 in settlement of the account now due. On the 6th Decr when remitting $25.00 then due I forgot to enclose the bill – I now do so, kindly receipt the both and return to me

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R Wolfenden Esq

B.C. Gazette  Victoria

 

13th January 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to state that the construction of the new bridge across the ravine at Bastion street has so far progressed, that the verandah in front of Mr Richardson’s building is in the way and hinders the completion, of the work. On the 12th December 1889 attention was drawn to this matter in my letter to you, and I am again instructed to state that the verandah must be so far removed as not to impede work on the bridge, within twenty four hours from delivery of this notice, or it will be done at the risk and expense of the owner

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

C.C. McKenzie Esq

Agent of John Richardson  Nanaimo

 

Page 289
 

13th January 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to state that the construction of the new bridge across the ravine at Bastion Street has so far progressed that the verandah in front of Mr Richardso' building is in the way and hinders the [prosecution?] and completion of the work. On the 12th December 1889 you were requested to have the verandah removed from the front of the building within fourteen days, and I am again instructed to state that the verandah must be so far removed from the line of the street as not to impede work on the bridge within twenty from delivery of this notice or a removal will be made by the Corporation at the risk and expense of Mr. Richardson

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

C.C. McKenzie Esq

Agent of John Richardson  Nanaimo

 

22nd January 1890

Dear Sir

At the regular meeting of the Municipal Council held on Monday evening the 20th inst, I was directed to respectfully request you to use your utmost influence to secure the repeal of the obnoxious “Amendment” to the “Public School Act of 1888” – making this city liable for the large sum of $1920.00 annually for School purposes also the setting aside of the sum now claimedunder the above “Amendment”  I need hardly mention that in case this Municipality is compelled to pay the sum now demanded increased taxation will have to be resorted to.

Trusting you will give the matter your earnest attention.

I have the honor to be

Your obedient servant

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Geo Thomson Esq. M.P.P.

Nanaimo  BC

 

Page 291

27th January 1890

Dear Sir

At the regular meeting of the Municipal Council held on Monday evening the 20th inst, I was directed to respectfully request you to use your utmost influence to secure the repeal of the obnoxious “Amendment” to the “Public School Act, of 1888 – making this City liable for the large sum of $1920.00 annually for School purposes, also the setting aside of the amount now claimed, under the above amendment.

Trusting you will give the matter your earnest attention.

I have the honor to be

Your obedient servant

S Gough

City Cler
[?] Haslam Esq M.P.P.

Nanaimo

 

20th February 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th inst regarding your claim for the expense of watchman and lights and to state that the Municipal By-Law relating to such matters, makes it the duty of the contractor to place lights to warn parties of danger, and that they do not know that any watchman was ordered on their account.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

P West Esq

94 Superior St  Victoria

 

Page 293
 

10th March 1890

Dear Sir

Following are the amounts due upon the property of the late James [Menaph]

For 1888

Block Lot

3 7 $ 3.88

32 3 4.80 7.98

 

For 1889

3 7 5.63

32 3 5.60 11.23

Total $ 19.21

 

The assessments for 1890 are not prepared yet.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Thornton Fell Esq  

Victoria B.C.
 nbsp;

10th March 90

Dear Madame

I am directed to state that a privy on your premises, situate on Wallace street is in such a condition as to be a nuisance and you are hereby notified to have the nuisance abated within forty eight hours on proceedings will be instituted against you.  Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mrs. S [Biggaus?]

Wallace Street

Nanaimo

11th March 1890

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City state that information has been received to the effect that one of your teams has broken the chain from post at the west end of the Bastion street, bridge. I am instructed to ask you to have it put in order by Wednesday evening next.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Geo Vipond Esq

Nanaimo  B.C.

 

Page 296

March 15th 1890

Dear Sir

I am desired by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th inst and to state that they are not in a position to accept your very liberal offer.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R. T. Williams Esq

Victoria  B.C.
 

17th March 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to see that the boxes and other rubbish that seem to be left over since the erection of the Opera House, are removed, if it is not done, the within forty eight hours the Corporation will cause it to be done at your expense.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

H McAdie Esq

Nanaimo
 

17th March 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to request, you to see that any rubbish left on the streets from the poles being erected for your use – is removed at as early a time as possible.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Alex Shaw Esq

Electric Light-works  Nanaimo

 

17th March 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to state that a privy on your premises at the corner of Haliburton and Dickson streets is in such a condition as to be deemed a nuisance and you are hereby notified to have the nuisance abated within forty eight hours or proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

John Marwick Esq  Nanaimo

 

Page 300
 

25th March 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that the gravel now being supplied by your company is unfit for the purpose of constructing roads, a portion of Mill street that was top dressed in December last does not show any signs of packing yet, and I am requested to ask if you will furnish a quantity of good trapp rock instead of any more gravel.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Very respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co

Victoria

 

25th March 1890
 

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to notify you to remove at once from the street in front of the building now in course of erection by you at the South end of Commercial street bridge all obstruction in the roadway and line of sidewalk.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Michael & Elliot

Contractors  Nanaimo

 

26th March 1890

Dear Sir

I am requested by the undertaker to forward the enclosed account of $11.00 to your Lodge for Settlement, being the Cemetery charges in the burial expenses of the late J Miletto

Respectfully yours

S Gough

Secretary
 

To

The Secretary

Harmony Lodge IOOF

Wellington  B.C.

 

Page 303
 

29th March 1890

Dear Sir

In reply to your letters of the 17th February and 24th March stating that damage had been done to your garden by water from the street. I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that the damage therein alluded to was not in any way caused by the neglect of the Corporation, and further that the Council do not deem it their duty to have the work done that you desire.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

E Pimbury Esq

Nanaimo

 

March 31st 1890

Dear Sir

Under direction of the Municipal Council of this City, and on their behalf, I beg to accept your offer to supply and put up in a workmanlike manner a Fairbanks Four ton wagon scale – contained in your communications of the 26th March 1890.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J.R. Ottman Esq

C/O A Haslam

Nanaimo B.C.

 

7th April 1890

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that it is the intention of the Council to construct a new sidewalk along Victoria Crescent and before commencing the work they will to have the verandah, posts removed from the floor of the present sidewalk – the Verandah in front of the store occupied by Mr. Laughton and owned by Mrs. Loat rests on the sidewalk, will you kindly have it removed at your earliest convenience.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Smith & Yarwood

Agents Mrs. Loat

Nanaimo

 

Page 306
 

Nanaimo B.C. 11th April 1890

E Harrison Esq

Victoria

Dear Sir

Replying to your letter of the 9th inst I beg to enclose a rough sketch of the portion of Newcastle Townsite with the numbers of the Lots and the assessed owners areas follows

Block [V] 54 Mr. Munroe – (unknown to me – 9 years taxes due

  1. Roman Catholic Church

  2. “ “

  3. “ “

“ VIII 41 I.G.S. Anderson (Lowenberg Harris & Co agents)

  1. Edward Jones – (South Wellington)

“ [1%] 51 H Dempsey Nanaimo

52 Wm. Feddy “

53 W. B.G. Naylor Victoria

  1. I [Hilbert] and J D Ewes

  2. Wm. [Earl] and J Coles

  3. Mr [Gregg]

Mr Hilbert acquired part of lot 54 by purchase from Government at sale for Taxes – Mr. Earl became the owner of part of lots 55 in the same way – I have not been able to trace. J.D. Ewes or J Coles.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Nanaimo 23rd April 1890

Gentlemen

Lot 66 Block [7II] Newcastle Townsite has been assessed to [Bolgnhum? & McInnes] for the last ten years - $14.24 is the amount due for taxes on the lot made up as follows

General rate $ 12.69

City Hall Rate 1.32

Hose & Hydrant [on] .93

$ 14.94

Lot 220 Block II and Lot 34 Block IV are assessed to the above parties, are you aware if any their parties own these lots.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Messrs Lowenberg Harris & Co

Victoria

B.C.
 

Page 304 l/2

28th April 1890

Dear Sir

The attention of the Sanitary Committee has been drawn to a quantity of ashes deposited from your premises onto Chapel street in front of Mr. Keddy’s new building – and I am directed to request you to either have the ashes removed, or a good covering of earth placed on top of them.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Rev J B Good

Nanaimo

 

2nd May 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to inform you that the placing of rubbish on the side of Front street from your hotel is a violation of the streets By-Law, and to request you to have the same removed within forty eight hours from the receipt of this notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

H Dempsey Esq

Nanaimo

 

2nd May 1890

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to have removed from the street, all material and rubbish lying in front of the building lately erected by you for the Odd Fellows and your attention is specially drawn to the removal of the [shearings] etc from the spacer between the stone foundation, and the cribwork on the street – as a new sidewalk is now in course of construction it is desired that you have this matter attended to at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs

Michael & Elliott

Contractors  Nanaimo

 

Page 310
 

6th May 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith a copy of a resolution passed by the Municipal Council at the regular meeting held last evening respecting an overdraft on the Corporation account of a sum of money not exceeding Three thousand dollars

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

C.A. Goffin Esq

Agent

Bank of British Columbia  Nanaimo

 

COPY

 

Motion moved by Alderman Abrams seconded by Alderman Morton: that the City Clerk be authorized to arrange with the Bank of British Columbia for an overdraft of money not to exceed Three thousand dollars.

Carried

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is a correct copy

S Gough

City Clerk

 

6th May 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 5th instant referring to the City Scavengers depositing filth on your Company’s land.  The Council desire me to state that they have no control over any action of the Scavengers beyond the limits of the City, but they will urge upon them, the necessity of conducting their business so as not to create any nuisance.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Samuel M. Robins Esq

Superintendent

New Vancouver Co  Nanaimo

 

Page 312
 

13th May 1890

 

Dear Madam

Your application for a renewal of the Lease of the City Hall for Salvation Army purposes for another year, was laid before the Municipal Council at their meeting last evening and I was directed to state that the Council will consent for a renewal of the lease for a further term of one year, on the same terms and at the same rental as last year.

The Council think this rate is more favorable to you then previous years, as you have almost exclusive use of the hall as it is so seldom required for City purposes – your application for more seats will be considered.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Captain Coulter

Salvation Army  Nanaimo

 

14th May 1890

Dear Sir

Your attention is hereby drawn to a quantity of inflammable material lying at the rear of your premises on Bastion street which seriously endangers the property in that neighbourhood and I am directed to notify you to have the rubbish removed within forty eight hours from the service of this notice, or proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Renwick & Horne

Bastion Street  Nanaimo
 

14th May 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a quantity of rubbish of an inflammable nature lying at the rear end of the property owned by Mr Bullock on Bastion Street, and to request you to have the same cleared up and removed within forty eight ours from the service of this notice or proceedings will be instituted.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

J S Stannard Esq

Agent of Mr A. Bullock  Nanaimo

 

Page 315
 

15th May 1890

Dear Sir

Captain Coulter has requested me to write you that the Municipal Council will renew the lease of the City Hall to you for Salvation Army purposes at the old rate of $25.00 per month, The Council consider these terms more favourable to you than last year, as the hall is almost under your entire use there being very little demand for it. The Council will of course reserve the right to occupy as before, with giving the officer in charge the usual notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Major Morris

Salvation Army

Toronto Ont.

&nbnbsp;

20th May 1890

Dear Sir

Representations have been made to the Municipal Council that the Nanaimo Fire Company is in need of an additional reel for fire purposes and I am directed to ascertain if the reel lately forwarded by the Toronto Rubber Company, and now lying on Johnston T Cos Wharf – is suitable for your purposes

Awaiting the favour of your reply

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

I H Pleace Esq

Secretary Nanaimo Fire Co  Nanaimo

 

20th May 1890

Gentlemen

By direction of the Municipal Council I am endeavouring to ascertain the cost of a stone crusher and roller somewhat similar to the one owned by the City of Victoria – and have been referred to you as the most likely parties to give the desired information if you can give me an approximate cost at which a machine complete, could be supplied to this Corporation they may be induced to order one

Awaiting the favor of your reply

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Turner Beeton & Co

Victoria  B.C.

 

Page 318
 

20th May 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith my cheque for $14.50 in settlement of the bills now due please receipt and return them to me – also please have the Loan By Law and Public Health By Law now enclosed published in the Government Gazette – would you kindly send me two copies of the Gazette in future, when any of our By Laws are published

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R Wolfenden Esq

Govt Printer

Victoria  B.C.

 

20th May 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to state that your offer to assess the Real Estate of this City, has been accepted by the Municipal Council.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

W K Leighton Esq  Nanaimo

 

21st May 1890

Dear Sir

Replying to your letter of the 19th inst of [beg to] submit the following memo of the taxes on the lots belonging to the S Monagh Estate

Year Lot 7 Block III Lot 3 Block XXXII

1880 $ .90 $1.20

1881 .90 1.20

1882 .90 1.20

1883 .90 General 1.20

1884 1.40 Rate 1.40

Hose & Hydrant

1885 1.75 1.40 and

1886 2.20 1.75 City Hall Rate

Lot 7 Lot 3

1887 2.20 2.40 .76 .62

1888 2.50 3.00 .76 .62

1889 4.25 4.50 .76 .62

On the 8th November 1887 – all the arrears and the taxes for 1887 were paid – there has not been anything paid that I am aware of I have not had time to go over all the counterfoils of last year again – but they were gone over very carefully and I believe the entries are quite correct.  I enclose receipt for remittance

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Thornton Fell Esq

Victoria B.C.

 

27th May 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that your offer contained in your letter of the 15th inst to resurvey this City and superintend the work to be done under the $50000.00 Loan By-Law furnishing plans and specifications for the same, for the sum of $2200.00 has been accepted.  The Council is anxious to have the work commenced at as early a period as possible, and desire you to enter into fonds in the sum of $1000.00 for the faithful performance of the work

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

E. Priest Esq C.E.

Nanaimo

 

Page 322
 

3rd June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that the tender of the Bank of British Columbia for the purchase of the Fifty thousand dollars worth of City Debentures has been accepted. The debentures will be prepared forthwith, and as soon as they are ready will be delivered.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

C.A. Goffin Esq

Agent

Bank of British Columbia  Nanaimo

 

9th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you that a drain from your premises on Albert street leading on to the street is deemed a nuisance and you must have it abated at once if water is permitted to flow on to the street as heretofore proceedings will be instituted against you

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

H Meadie Esq  Nanaimo

 

9th June 1890

Messrs Hanson Bros

Montreal

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 21st [ult] respecting the issue of Corporation Debentures and to state, that the time having expired in which they had invited applications for the purchase of said debentures, they had decided to accept the offer made by one of our local banks.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 325
 

10th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to forward the enclosed copy of Revenue By Law for publication in the Government Gazette.

Will you kindly have it inserted soon as possible and shall be glad if you can oblige me with two copies of the Gazette containing the By Law.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R Wolfenden Esq

Government Printer

Victoria B.C.

 

Page 326
 

13th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they have [?] contemplation [?] improvement of Haliburton street the proposed improvement will require the grading of the rock and earth in front of Mr Redmond’s property on that street down to the level of the present roadway and I am requested to ask if you do not object to this work being [proscented] to signify as early as convenient your willingness in writing to the Municipal Council.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J.M. Rudd Esq

Agent of W.H. Redmond Nanaimo

 

13th June 1890

Dear Sir

I was directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they have in contemplation the improvement of Fitzwilliam and Wallace streets the proposed improvements will require the grading of the rock in front of your property down to the level of the present roadways: and I am requested to ask if you do not object to this work being [prosecuted] to signify as early as convenient your willingness in writing to the Municipal Council.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

M. Wolfe Esq  Nanaimo

 

13th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state [?] they have in [con?] the improvement of Wallace street the proposed improvements will require the grading of the rock in front of your lot in Block XXX1X down to the level of the present roadway and I am requested to ask if you do not object to this work being [proscented] to signify as early as convenient your willingness in writing, to the Municipal Council.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A.J. Richardson Esq

Nanaimo B.C.

 

Page 329
 

June 13th 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they have in contemplation the improvement of Haliburton street, the proposed improvements will require the grading of the rock in front of your property down to the level of the present roadway and I am requested to ask if you do not object to this work being [proscented], to signify as early as convenient your willingness in writing to the Municipal Council.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

David Jenner Esq

Nanaimo B.C.

 

13th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to state that the Municipal Council of this City have [?] contemplation the widening of Haliburton street to its full width and otherwise improving it [?] proposed improvements will require the grading of the rock and earth in front of your lot in Block Ten, down to the level of the present roadway and I am requested to ask if you do not object to this work being [prosecuted] to signify as early as convenient your willingness in writing to the Municipal Council.

Respectfully

Yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Thomas Wall Esq

Nanaimo B.C.

 

13th June 1890

Dear Madam

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they have in contemplation the improvement of Haliburton street the proposed improvements will require the cutting down of the rock in front of your property to the level of the present roadway, and I am requested to ask if you do not object to this work being [prosecuted] to signify as early as convenient, your willingness in writing, to the Municipal Council.

Respectfully Yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mrs. W. Hodgson

Nanaimo

 

Page 332
 

13th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they have in contemplation the improvement of Haliburton street the proposed improvements will require the grading of the rock in front of your property in Block 10 – down to the level of the present roadway, and I am requested to ask, if you do not object to this work being [proscented] to signify as early as convenient your willingness in writing, to the Municipal Council.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

L. Manson Esq

Nanaimo

 

19th June 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the Municipal Council of this City intend to lay a new sidewalk along Front street and they wish to place it in its proper position, they have directed me to request you to remove the fence from the street in front of the property lately acquired by you in this City and occupied as a residence by J.P. Planta Esq.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Richard Hilbert Esq

Victoria B.C.

 

24th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to ask you to furnish them with the lines and grade of Chapel street, at your earliest convenience as they wish to call for tenders for doing the work during the present week.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A.R. Heyland Esq C.E.

Nanaimo  B.C.

 

Page 335
 

24th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Mayor and Aldermen of this City to thank you for the kind invitation extended to them, and our citizens to be present at the Celebration of Dominion Day at Vancouver, and to state that as an Excursion is being arranged for that day, it is expected that quite a number of our people will be with you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

D. Oppenheimer Esq

Mayor Vancouver B.C.

 

24th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that if you are willing to undertake the duties of City Scavenger collection the charges specific in the By Law, they will appoint you that office.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

George Vipond Esq

Nanaimo

 

25th June 1890

Dear Madam

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that while they are willing to do all they can to open Robson street through to Franklyn street, they think that the property owners to be thus benefited, should contribute towards the expense, and I am requested to say that they will be pleased to hear what sum you will be willing to contribute towards carrying out the proposed improvement.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mrs Lucy Jones

East Wellington B.C.

 

Page 337
 

25th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that while they are willing to do all they can to open Robson street through to Franklyn street, they think that the property owners to be thus benefited, should contribute towards the expense, and I am requested to say that they will be pleased to hear what sum you will be willing to contribute towards the carrying out of the proposed improvement.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Alex Galloway Esq

Nanaimo

 

25th June 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this city to state that while they are willing to do all they can to open Robson street through to Franklyn street, they think that the property owners to be thus benefited, should contribute towards the expense and I am requested to say that they will be pleased to hear what sum you will be willing to contribute towards the carrying out of the proposed improvement.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Robert Pollock Esq

Nanaimo

 

30th June 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to state that your license fee of $25.00 for a wholesale license for selling of Beer etc is due and payable at this office.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J.L. Cawthorn Esq

Lansdowne Brewery

Nanaimo
 

Page 340
 

3rd July 1890

Gentlemen

I am directed to state that a water closet at your premises on Commercial street – the [Brittania] Hotel – is in such a condition as to be deemed a nuisance, and you are hereby notified that unless it is abated by 12 o’clock noon on Tuesday next the 8th inst proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Marwick & Hoefel

Hotel Keepers

Commercial Street  Nanaimo

 

M. Bray Esq

Secretary

Nanaimo Telephone Co

8th July 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to direct the removal of the telephone pole from the front of the building lately erected by Mr. F Rowbottom on Victoria Crescent, also to state that in future it requested that your men consult the Street Committee before erecting any more poles in the City

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

11th July 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to have a street Gas-lamp placed on the Bastion street bridge at your earliest convenience, at the same location the lamp was on the old bridge.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

W.K. Leighton Esq

Secretary

Nanaimo Gas Co  Nanaimo

 

Page 343
 

11th July 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of his City to state that it is their intention to have a sidewalk laid along Wentworth street, and to otherwise improve that thoroughfare, they have been given to understand that your company intends to improve the approaches to the railway crossings in that vicinity and the Council desire me to state that they will be pleased to have you direct the work to be done at your earliest convenience.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co

Victoria B.C.

 

14th July 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the sums due by the Corporation for Public School purposes will be paid in due course, the Council will endeavour to have it settled by the end of the present month.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J. McB. [S?mith] Esq

Provincial Auditor

Victoria B.C.

 

A.R. Heyland Esq C.E.

Nanaimo
15th July 1890

Dear Sir

Mr [R?] Hilbert has applied to the Municipal Council for the street lines of Lot 10 [?] Block XLVI will you kindly furnish them at your earliest convenience, on the usual terms.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 345
 

A.R. Heyland Esq

Nanaimo

1st August 1890

Dear Sir

Mr. I.H. Pleace has applied to the Council for the street line of Lot 16 Block XIII will you kindly furnish the lines at your earliest convenience.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

19th July 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal council of this City to state that complaint has been made that the freight cars are often left so close to the streets as to endanger traffic, and they wish me to ask you to kindly see that the cares are kept well clear of the streets particularly after night fall.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

H Goode Esq

Station Master

E & N Railway Co  Nanaimo
 

19th July 1890

Dear Sir

Replying to your letter of the 14th inst, I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state owing to your absence from the City and the delay in the prosecution of the work of the City, that they were compelled to lay aside your tender for surveying, and call for fresh applications for the performance of the duties.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

E. Priest Esq C.E.

Nanaimo

 

Page 348
 

24th July 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they purpose having the Scavengering business of the City done under their direct control, and for this purpose they desire to acquire a piece of land to be used as a dumping ground. I am desired to ascertain if a suitable piece of land, for the above purpose can be secured from your Company.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Samuel M Robins Esq

Superintendent

New Vancouver Coal Co

Nanaimo

 

29th July 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to order from you for this Corporation, one set of good heavy Cart Harness, and Collar size of color (inside measurement) * l/2 inches by 22 inches – to be well padded – also a large oil cloth to cover the horse in case of rain. Kindly have it forwarded to my address at your earliest convenience and oblige.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

F Norris. Esq

Harness Maker  Victoria

 

30th July 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to have the sidewalk posts of the Bastion street bridge (damaged by your team some time ago) put in as good order as they were before they were run into and I am directed further to state that they think that forty-eight hours from tomorrow Thursday 31st July as ample time for the damage to be repaired if it is not then proceeded with, the Corporation will cause it to be done at your expense.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Wm. Keddy Esq  Nanaimo
 

Page 351
 

30th July 1890

Dear Sir

We are experiencing some little delay in getting our Debentures ready for the bank and I am not able to remit the arrears of the School Tax today – but shall be able in the course of a few days - the Council have directed me to forward the amount I trust the delay will be overlooked.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J.M.B Smith Esq

Provincial Auditor

Victoria

 

8th August 1890

Sir

I am directed to notify you that unless you within two days proceed with and carry on the work of grading the portion of the Esplanade for which you have the contract, that the Municipal Council will enforce your agreement of which the following is an extract – “In case the said party of the second part shall neglect, delay or refuse for the space of fourteen days to proceed with the work according to the true intent of this agreement and attached specifications, then the said party of the first part shall have the right and power to complete the work in such manner as the Street Committee shall deem expedient and pay for the same out of any sums due to the party of the second part under this contract”.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mr Patrick [McGhran?]

Nanaimo  B.C.

 

9 August 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to convey to you, their thanks for your kindness in placing a piece of land at their disposal, for scavengering purposes, and to state, that they will endeavor to have the work conducted in such a way that there shall not be any room for complaint.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Samuel M. Robins. Esq

Superintendent

New Vancouver Coal Co.  Nanaimo

 

Page 354
 

12th August 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to state that S Gough City Clerk has been authorized to arrange for the advance of a further sum of One Thousand dollars on the overdraft account of the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo, with the Bank of British Columbia.

Yours truly

Chairman Finance Committee
 

Mr Moore

Manager, Bank of British Columbia  Nanaimo

 

15th August 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to have the fence in front of your property on Commercial street [not]? In a safe condition at the present time it is very dangerous, and accident is liable to occur at any moment.  Trusting you will give the matter your immediate attention.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

George Williams Esq

Wellington  B.C.

 

23rd August 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you to have the privy or privies at your premises on Commercial street, furnished with portable boxes as provided by Section 30 of the Public Health By Law 1890 within ten days from the date of this notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs [Commerford] & Morgan

Commercial St  Nanaimo

 

Page 356
 

23rd August 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you to have the privy or privies at your premises on Commercial street, furnished with portable boxes as provided by Section 30 of the “Public Health By Law 1890” – within ten days from the date of this notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

John Lewis Esq

Commercial Street  Nanaimo  BC

 

23rd August 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you to have the private privies at your premises on Commercial street furnished with portable boxes as provided by Section 30 of the Public Health By Law 1890 within ten days from the date of this notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R Watkins Esq

Royal Hotel  Nanaimo

 

23rd August 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you to have the privy or privies at your premises on Commercial street, furnished with portable boxes as provided by Section 30 of the “Public Health By Law 1890 – within ten days from the date of this notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Robert Evans Esq

Nanaimo Hotel  Nanaimo

 

Page 358
 

25th August 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you to have the privy at your premises on Commercial street furnished with portable boxes as provided by Section 30 of the Public Health By Law 1890 – within ten days from the date of this notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mr W.H. Philpott

Criterion Restaurant

Commercial Street  Nanaimo

 

25th August 0

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you to have the privy or privies at your premises on Commercial street furnished with portable boxes as provided by Section 30 of the Public Health By Law 1890 – within ten days from the date of this notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Messrs

[?Berwick & Hoefle]

Brittania Hotel  Nanaimo

 

25th August 1890

Gentlemen

I am directed to notify you to have the privy at your premises on Commercial street, furnished with portable boxes as provided by Section 30 of the Public Health By Law 1890 – within ten days from the date of this notice.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Richardson & Horner

Commercial St  Nanaimo

 

Page 360
 

29th August 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to state that your tender for grading all the streets and avenues on New Castle Townsite within the City limits, has been accepted and that the agreement or contract usually executed before work is commenced is ready for your signature.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

George Vipond Esq

Albert Street  Nanaimo

 

2nd September 1890

Dear Sir

Our City purposes getting Rolls for Special Rates, and I beg to enclose a [?sample sample] sheet of what is wished; we want good heavy paper equal to the enclosed sample, the binding to be similar to the Real estate Rolls of Victoria City, one book of 300 pages for the Streets Improvement Loan, and one book of 300 pages for the Bastion street Bridge Loan, will you kindly give me a figure at which you will supply them and state if they can be furnished in two weeks from today on - or how soon.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Munroe, Miller Esq

Victoria  B.C.

 

2 Septr 1890

Dear Sir

Our City purposes getting Rolls for special rates and I beg to enclose a sample sheet of what we want, we want good heavy paper equal to the enclosed sample, the binding to be similar to the Real Estate Rolls of Victoria City – one book of 300 pages for the Streets Improvement Loan and one book of 300 pages for the Bastion street Bridge Loan, will you kindly give me a figure at which you will supply them, and state if they can be furnished in two weeks from today – or how soon.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Robert Williams Esq

Victoria  B.C.


NO PAGE 363

Page 364


3
rd Septr 1890

Dear Sir

Your letter of yesterday [? beg to thank you for your promptness and will you kindly send one case of fuse at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Wm. Gordon Esq

Manager Hamilton Powder Works  Victoria

 

6th September 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed to state that your letter of the 25th August to Mayor Hilbert respecting an appropriation from this Council to assist in the proper display of the products of British Columbia has been [laid] before the Council, and the Aldermen desire me to express their regret that owing to the scarcity of funds, they are not able to devote anything at present to assist you in your [laudable] undertaking.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mayor Oppenheimer

Vancouver B.C.

 

9th Septr 1890

Dear Sir

Herewith I enclose cheque to pay the enclosed bill kindly receipt and return them to me also please send by tomorrows (Wednesday) freight train four cases Dynamite 1 ¼ inch – 40% and 1000 Giant Powder caps.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Wm Gordon Esq

Agent Hamilton Powder Co  Victoria

 

Page 367
 

14th September 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to convey to you their hearty thanks for your generous offer to allow the removal of the old Bastion from its present site to the corner of your company’s lot on the opposite side of the street, and to state that the work of removal is now in progress.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Samuel M. Robins Esq

Superintendent

New Vancouver Coal Co  Nanaimo

 

M.W. Waitt & Co

Victoria

16th Septr 1890

Gentlemen

Our Council purpose moving in the matter of purchasing a steam crusher and roller – and they desire further information than is now at hand, they wish to know if a separate engine is required to run the crusher, or does the Engine that runs the roller, do the crusher as well, also they wish to know if the company you represent for Crushers & Rollers, handle Engines as well [?? Of 15 h.p.]

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Wm Gordon Esq

Manager

Hamilton Powder Co

18th Sep 1890 Victoria

Dear Sir

Please send me four cases Dynamite same brand and size as before – at your earliest convenience.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 369
 

Messr T.N. & W Dobeson

7th October 1890 Nanaimo Foundry

Nanaimo

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that the fence lately erected from the boundary of your property along Comox Road encroaches upon the street. The Council do not desire you to have it – removed at present but simply wish to protect their rights in the matter by notifying you

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Mr. J.A. Menzies

16th October 0 Nanaimo

Dear Sir

I am directed to inform you that a chimney in the house owned by you, on Nicol street, is in such a condition as to endanger your own and other properties in that neighbourhood, if it is not attended to at once or the fire withdrawn proceeding will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

G.S. [Brumpton?] Esq

21st October 180 Nanaimo

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they intend to quit the scavenger work, as a city work and that they will not require your services after the 31st October inst.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Thos Latham Esq

21st October 0 Nanaimo

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they intend to quit the scavenger work as a City work, and that they will not require your services after the 31st October inst.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 371
 

M Gray Esq

Secretary

21st October 1890 Nanaimo Telephone Co

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to request you to have the Telephone poles on Comox Road just of Bridge street, removed to the proper distance from the street line, as the Council intend to proceed with laying a sidewalk down at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

28th October 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they do not consider that the Municipality is liable for the expenses, incident to the holding of the inquest upon the body of the late [Mrs] Cawthorne.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

J.P. Planta Esq

Coroner  Nanaimo

 

Nanaimo B.C. 6th Novr 1890

Dear Sir

Replying to yours of today I beg to give the following details of the taxes on lot 59 Block IX New Castle Townsite:-

Assessed Owner Year General Rate

1884 $1.00

B W Pearse (1885 1.00

(1886 1.10 City Hall (???)

(1887 1.24 .44 .30

E E Green 1888 1.10 .44 .30

1889 3.00 .44 .31 Bridge Sts Imp

1890 1.70 .31 .38 2.10

$1014 1.32 [?1.24] 38 2.10=$15.18

You will see that Mr. Pearse was assessed for the lot for four years late in 1887 he wrote me that he had sold the lot quite a while before to Mr. Green, in 1888 I sent the usual notice to Mr Green, he replied that there must be a mistake as he did not own any property here. I do not remember of ever hearing that Mr Bryden or Mr Attwood owned this lot, shall be glad to give any further information, able

I am very sorry to hear of the sickness of Mrs Gregg and, trust she may soon be restored to health. Yours very truly

S Gough,

City Clerk
 

F.T. Gregg Esq

Architect

P.O. Box 132

City

 

Page 374
 

8th November 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith the usual tax notice on the Real Estate belonging to the E&N Railway within this Municipality and liable to Municipal taxation.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Joseph Hunter Esq M.P.P.

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co

Victoria

 

8th November 1890

Dear Sir

I have the honor to inform you that the Municipal Council of this City have been pleased to appoint you a member of the Council of the University of British Columbia.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

E.A. Praeger, Esq M.D.

Nanaimo
 

November 11th 1890

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to notify you that beacon lights must be placed at each end of the obstructions placed at the front of your premises, on every evening at sundown, as long as the obstructions are continued in [?] of failure to comply with this Notice the Corporation will cause it to be done at your expense and proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

H McAdie Esq City
 

14th November 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith – Corporation Cheques No 99 for $82.00

“ 100 “ 80.00 and

“ 101 “ 30.00

$192.00 as per account rendered for Dynamite please forward receipt for the same at your earliest convenience. Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

The Manager

Hamilton Powder Co Victoria

 

Page 378
 

15th November 1890

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to forward the enclosed drafts of Agreements and By Law for your inspection, as to whether it is within the scope of the powers of this Municipality under the general Municipal Act, or of other restrictions than those mentioned, are needed, to guard the interests of the City.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Drake, Jackson & Helmcken

Barristers at Law  Victoria

 

18th November 1890

Dear Sir

Replying to your letter of the 14th inst., I beg to state that the list sent in for [?Hunter] and dated the 20th July – is the Assessors evaluation of the Real Estate for the present years, the notice dated 7th Novr is the usual tax notice, the tax for general purpose this year is at the rate of [?] mills in the dollar, the special rates are under the usual By Laws for the loans mentioned in the notice and the arrears are for the years 1888 and 1889.

On the receipt of the cheque for $15.30 I wrote Mr. Dunsmuir that the assessment notice had evidently been mistaken for the tax notice, and stated that I would either apply the cheque in payment of taxes as far as it would go, or return it to him, I now hold the cheque subject to his or your direction – I shall be glad to offer any further explanation that may be needed.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Wm Whyte Esq

Accountant

E & N Railway Co  Victoria

 

27th November 1890

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to forward their cheque for the sum of $2840.68 in settlement of their liability to the Government of British Columbia for one-third of the Teachers salaries to the 31st December 1889, please send receipt and oblige.  I am requested to state that the sum due for the first half of the present year will be forwarded at as early a date as possible.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk
 

[J. M C B] Smith Esq

Provincial Auditor

Victoria B.C.

 

Page 381
 

3rd December 1890

Gentlemen

I am requested to ask you to send to my address, one horse, scraper for road work for this Corporation kindly have it forwarded at your earliest convenience.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs

E.G. Prior & Co

Victoria  B.C.

 

4th December 1890

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith cheque in settlement of the Corporation account please receipt the enclosed bills and return to me. Also please publish the enclosed copy of Municipal By Laws on Government Gazette.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R. Wolfenden Esq

B.C. Gazette Office

Victoria  B.C.

 

Nanaimo B.C. 4th Decr 1890

Messrs Dunlop & [?]

To Corporation of the City of Nanaimo [?]

October 9th 1 Coil Fuse 1.00

25th 1 Box Caps 1.35

“ 1 Coil Fuse 1.00

“ ½ Box Giant Powder 7.50

31 1 Box Giant Powder 15.00

“ 1 Coil Fuse 1.00

Novr 12 1 Box Caps 1.35

1 Coil Fuse 1.00

17 1 “ “ 1.00

13 sticks Giant

22 14 “ “ (18 lbs) 5.40

1 Coil Fuse 1.00

25 13 sticks Giant – 4 ¾ lbs 1.40

2 Boxes Giant form Starter 30.00

$ 67.80

 

Page 384
 

11th December 1890

Dear Sir

I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of the resolution passed by the Municipal Council of this City at the regular meeting held on the 8th inst, respecting an application for an overdraft on the Corporation account for a sum of money not exceeding Two Thousand dollars.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Geo Williams Esq

Agent

Bank British Columbia Nanaimo

 

Motion moved by Alderman Abrams seconded by Alderman Nightingale that the City Clerk be authorized to arrange with the Bank of British Columbia for an overdraft of money not exceeding in the whole the sum of Two thousand dollars.

Carried 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the resolution passed by the Municipal Council on the 8th day of December 1890.

S Gough

City Clerk

 

20th January 1891

Dear Sir

On looking carefully over our By Laws I think that the owner of the pig on your premises would have cause for action against me if I sold the pig under present circumstances, our by law is for the prevention of pigs running at large, and on streets or squares, we have no way of enforcing the payment of damages the party who has sustained damages has the [remedy] under the general act – if you have time will you come up. I am too busy to come to you today.

Yours truly

S Gough

 

E W Wiffin Esq  Nanaimo
 

23rd January 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed to draw your attention to a nuisance upon the premises owned by Mr W.H. Redmond and to request you to have the same abated forthwith otherwise steps will have to be taken by the Corporation to enforce the provisions of the Public Health By Law relating thereto. Trusting you will have the matter attended to at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

24th January 1891

Dear Sir

Can any further supplies of Giant Powder needed by this City Corporation, be procured at your works, or must we send to the Victoria office also kindly state if you deliver or must we send a conveyance for it. Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

H Young Esq

Manager

Powder Works

Nanaimo

 

19 January 91

Gentlemen

Our City authorities anticipate inaugurating Electric street lighting during the present year, it is estimated that from 50 to 60 Arc Lights will be required, could you give them an estimate of the cost (delivered here) of a plant of sufficient capacity for this work any other information you may be pleased to give on this matter will be thankfully received. Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

The

Keegans – Milne Co

35 William St

Montreal Quebec

 

 

20th January 1

Gentlemen

Our City authorities anticipate inaugurating Electric street lighting during the present year, and it is estimated that about 50 or 60 arc lights will be necessary, could you give them an estimate of the probable cost of a plant of sufficient capacity for this work any other information you may be able to give on this matter will be thankfully received – we shall prefer to have your estimate of the cost include all charges, delivered here. Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

The

Ball Electric Light Co Ltd

70 Pearl St

Toronto

 

Page 388

26th January 91

 

Dear Sir

Our City authorities propose inaugurating an Electric Light system for our streets, during the present year, it is estimated that from 50 to 60 arc lights will be necessary could you give them an estimate (delivered here) of the cost of a plant of sufficient capacity for this work any other information you may be pleased to give on this matter will be thankfully received awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

David A. Starr Esq

General Agent

Royal Electric Company

Montreal

Quebec

 

27th January 91

Dear Sir

Permit me to thank you for your kindness in sending me a copy of your By Laws.

Our Council propose doing something in the way of revising our By Laws and having them bound, one of our Aldermen has been looking over yours this afternoon and has requested me to purchase a copy for him, so I shall esteem it a favor if you can oblige me with two copies, on the understanding that I pay for them.

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk

J Huntley Esq

Fire Health & License

Inspector

Vancouver

BC

 

29th January 91

Dear Sir

I am directed to communicate with you to ascertain on what [terms] and at what price you would be willing to sell to this Corporation your Electric Light plant complete with all material and [promises] as it [now] stands.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

A Shaw Esq

Proprietor

Electric Light Works

Nanaimo

 

Page 390

29th January 91

Dear Sir

I am directed to communicate with you to ascertain on what terms and the price at which your Company will dispose of the Nanaimo Gas Works plant and material as it stands to this Municipality.

Will you kindly have the matter brought before your Directors and advise me of their decision at as early a date as convenient.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

W.H. Leighton Esq

Secretary

Nanaimo Gas Co

Nanaimo

7th February 1

Dear Sir

Our Municipal Council contemplate the erection of Electric works for the purpose of lighting the streets of the city it estimated that about 60 arc lights will be necessary of 2000 candle power could you give them an estimate of the cost of a plant of sufficient capacity for this work, say first for the plant and second for the works set up ready for the light to be turned on.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

R.B.[McMicking] Esq

Electrician

Victoria

 

12th Febry 91

Dear Sir

I am requested by a Committee [?] Council who have the business of [wanting] a Steam rock crusher and road roller on their hands to ask if you could oblige them with the style of crusher your Council uses the price you paid for it and the kind of work it does an answer to the foregoing when convenient will very greatly oblige.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

D Robson Esq

City Clerk

New Westminster

B.C.

 

Page 392

13th February 91

Sir

I am directed by a committee of our Municipal Council, having the business of selecting a rock crusher in hand, to write you for the figure you would supply them a “Gates Rock Breaker” suitable for [?] streets – capacity seven tons per hour with portable engine 12 HP. And boiler there to be [connections?] on the boiler for 1 ½ inch steam hose to operate a Burleigh Drill, also a Burleigh Drill outfit and tripod; and the price at which you would furnish a Road roller giving the weight of the same, Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Mark H Irish Esq

Toronto

Ont

 

17th Febry 91

Dear Sir

There are one [?] handled shovel, one square pointed shovel, two galvanized nickel, one hatchet and one ladle missing or have not been accounted for since you left the corporations employ, will you kindly call at the office and explain.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

Thos Latham Esq

Nanaimo

 

[?] February 91

Dear Sir

Could you Kindly furnish our Municipal Council with a price list of supplies for Electric Lights [?particularly] Dynamos if you have not [?] lists could you give a figure [? ?] a No 10 Dynamo for incandescent [?lighting] could be delivered here.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Mr. Anderson

Agent

Edison Electric Lighting Co

Vancouver

B.C.

 

Page 394

5 March 91

Dear Sir

I am directed to procure two Police Badges will you kindly have them made and sent to me, a star design will suit but with the words “City Police” engraved thereon.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

G.W. Lauge Esq

Jeweler

Victoria

BC

 

27th Febry 1

H G Douglas Esq

Windsor House

Nanaimo

 

Sir

I am informed that you propose soliciting orders for clothing to be delivered in this City, as you may not be aware of the Municipal Licence required for that business. I think it only fair to state that the charge is [$30.00?] for the present term.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

11th March 91

Messer [?]

Victoria

Gentlemen

I am directed to ask the [?price] at [?] / will deliver in this City for the Corporation [?] [?] Stone Breaker” size 10 x 15 inches [?] [?] which with revolving screen to [concrete?] dust from macadam, and one Portable Steam Engine 30 Horse Power.

Also the price at which you could deliver here a 5 or 10 ton steam Road Roller and the price of 5 or 10 ton steam Road Roller and the price of five ton road roller to be filled with [?pole] to be used with horses.

Please give the name of the stone breaker [for propose to furnish?.]

An answer at your earliest convenience will greatly oblige.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 396

11th March 91

Messrs Chipman Morgan & Co

Vancouver

Gentlemen

I am directed to ask the price at which you will deliver [?] city for the Corporation a “Stone Breaker” size 10 inches mounted on wheels with revolving screen to separate dust from macadam and one portable steam Engine with boiler 30 Horse Power.

Also the price at which you could deliver here, a five or ten ton steam road Roller, and the price of a [five?] ton roller fitted with pole to be used with horses.

Please give the name of the Stone Breaker you propose furnishing.

An answer at your earliest convenience will greatly oblige.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

11th March 91

Messrs Coulson & [?] Leman

Nanaimo

Gentlemen

I am directed to state that as soon as the snow is cleared from Kennedy street, that the Street Committee will make a further inspection of the work and report to the Council, when you will be advised as to the settlement of your claim.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

11th March 91

Messrs M W Waitt & Co

Victoria

Gentlemen

I am directed to ask the price at which you will deliver in this City for the Corporation a “Stone Breaker” size 10 x 15 inches, mounted on wheels, with revolving screen to separate dust from Macadam, and one Portable steam Engine 30 H.P.

Also the price at which you could deliver here a 5 or 10 ton Steam Road Roller, and the price of a 5 ton road roller fitted with pole to be used with horses.

Please give the name of the maker of the stone breaker [?] the patent.

An answer at your earliest convenience will greatly oblige.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 398

12th March 91

 

Dear Sir

I am directed to request you to proceed with the work of constructing the drain on Nicol street it is important that the work should be completed at as early a date as possible, and as the weather is now favorable for the carrying on of the work the Council wish the work to be proceeded with at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Anthony Anderson Esq

Nanaimo

 

16th March 91

Wash-house Keeper

Wallace street

Nanaimo

Sir

I am directed to notify you to remove the cord wood now piled on Wallace street on to your own premises. Three days will be allowed for it to be removed in case of any further delay proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

18th March 91

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to communicate with you with the view of enlisting your support and advocacy for a grant to be placed upon the Provincial Estimated for the current year to finish the “Mount Benson Road” the matter was before our people last year, and a fair start was made in the work.

Trusting it will be agreeable for you to carry out the wish of the Mayor and Aldermen and that you will be successful in securing a liberal appropriation.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Thos Keith Esq M.P.P.

Victoria

B.C.

 

Page 401/402

18th March 91

 

Dear Sir

The Municipal Council of this City have directed me to communicate with you, to ask your support and influence to secure an appropriation in the Provincial Estimates, for the current year to finish the Mount Benson Road. I have written to Thomas Keith Esq our member, and I have no doubt he will be glad of your help in the matter.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

C.C. McKenzie Esq M.P.P.

Victoria

B.C.

 

18th March 91

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of the city to communicate with you to ask your support and influence to procure a vote of money in the Provincial Estimates for the current year to finish the Mount Benson Road. The work was commenced last year and fair progress made, our citizens contributing liberally to aid the undertaking. I have communicated this wish of the Council to Mr. Keith our member, and they trust that a liberal appropriation will be set apart for this improvement.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Thos. Foster Esq. M.P.P.

Victoria

B.C.

 

21st March 91

Dear Sir

Messrs A.R. Johnston & Co have applied to the Council for the Street lines and the grade of the streets in front of lots 10 and 11 Block LIV.

Arthur Wilson has applied for the street lines of Lot 13 Block XX and John Duca has applied for the lines of lot 17 Block XXIV.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

A.R. Heyland Esq [?]

Nanaimo

 

Page 405

25th March 1

Dear Sir

I beg to state that the contract for fencing the Public Park await your signature, and the Council are anxious to have the work proceeded with without further delay.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

[J?] A. Menzies Esq

Contractor

City

 

24th March 91

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that if your account for the balance owing on account of construction of the Band Stand is presented in proper shape it will receive their immediate attention, I am unable to use the amended bill you were good enough to send early this morning, as the Finance Committee would hardly appreciate my asking their approval for the payment of an account which already bore your signature.

Respecting your remarks regarding the retention of the “deposit” by the clerk until the work is completed, the Council consider that the City Clerk only did his duty.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

J. Wm. Lacy Esq

Contractor for Band Stand

Nanaimo

 

25th March 91

Messrs Coulson & [McLemnan?]

Contractors

Nanaimo

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that an examination of the work on Kennedy street has been made and I am instructed to inform you that unless you cause the work to be done according to the specifications within fourteen days that the Council will exercise their powers under their agreement with you to secure the completion of the work.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 408

3rd April 1891

 

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to state that they are not able at present to make any allowance to you for services as they are now paying the usual payments to Mr. Hamilton for the same service.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Wm. McKinnell Esq

City

 

3rd April 1891

Dear Sir

Replying to your letter of today regarding the drainage to the Bay View House I beg to state that the Corporation have attended to the repairs as expeditiously as possible and that the work will be completed tomorrow.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

Arthur Bullock Esq

City

 

6th April 91

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of the City to respectfully ask the Government of British Columbia to set apart a trust of land of about 500 acres the extent for the purpose of a Public Park for this City. The Council would prefer a situation in the vicinity of Mount Benson, embracing the summit if possible.

Trusting you will give the matter your most favorable consideration and awaiting the favor of your reply.

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk

Hon F G Vernon

Chief Commissioner

Lands & Works

Victoria B.C.

 

 

 

Page 411

6th April 91

Gentlemen

I am directed to ask you the price delivered here, of one of your latest improved rock drilling machines our Municipal Council purpose buying something of that sort, and wish to get the best in the market.

Awaiting the favour of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

The

Ingersoll Rock Drill Co of Canada

  1. St James Street

Montreal

P.Q.

 

7th April 91

Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt

of your letter of the [20th] inst referring to the amount due by this City on account of School Teachers Salaries for the year 1890, and I am requested to state that the matter will receive the early attention, and as soon as possible the amount will be remitted.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

C.M.C.

Alfred Flett Esq

Deputy Treasurer

Victoria B.C.

 

7th April 91

Dear Sir

The following applications for street lines and grades were made last evening to

the Council. The Vancouver Coal Co for street lines of Block [XI] and the

grade of the Esplanade, Dickson and Fry streets. A [Haslam] for the street lines, of his property at the corner of Wallace street and Comox Road and the grades of the streets. John Hughes, [forst] lines of lot D 18 Block H at the corner of Milton Kennedy and Franklyn streets, and the grades of the streets

They all ask for the work to be done with the least possible delay

Trusting you will give the various matters your earliest attention.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

A.R. Heyland Esq C. E.

Nanaimo

 

Page 414

7th April 91

 

Dear Sir

At your convenience, will you kindly inform one if you have any breweries

within your City limits, and the Licence you charge them if any. What license do your cigar manufactories pay and do you allow any person who may have a retail Liquor License or Brewery Licence, to go around town from house to house selling in quantities of not less than two gallons.

With an apology for troubling you again.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk

Wellington J. Dowler Esq

City Clerk

Victoria

 

20th April 91

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you that the pits at the water closets belonging to Senator McDonald’s property on Dickson [now Milton] street are deemed a nuisance and the same must be filled up and proper boxes placed therein within a reasonable time, say fourteen days.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

J.S. Stannard & Co
 

Agent

Senator McDonald  Nanaimo

 

21st April 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to communicate with you, to ascertain if drain pipes can be procured from your company. It has been decided to put a .10 inch pipe drain through one of our Squares, can you furnish this size of pipe and if so at what price, our City is constantly using different sizes of pipes, and if convenient will you kindly send me a price list of pipes with, and without flanges.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

The Manager

British Columbia Brick Tile & Pottery Co

Box 277

New Westminster B.C.

 

Page 417
 

23rd April 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed to inform you that the pits at the privies belonging to the property of Senator McDonald at the corner of Dickson and Needham streets are deemed a nuisance, and they must be filled up and proper boxes placed therein according to the provisions of the Public Health By Law 1890, within a reasonable time, say fourteen days.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


A .Bullock Esq

Agent

W.J. McDonald Esq Senator


Nanaimo

23rd April 1891

Dear Sir

I beg to enclose herewith a copy of a resolution passed by the Municipal Council of this City at the regular meeting held on Monday 13th inst, regarding an overdraft of money on the Corporation account of Three thousand dollars.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Geo Williams, Esq

Manager

Bank British Columbia Nanaimo

 

COPY

Motion Moved by Alderman Ganner seconded by Alderman McCutcheon, that the City Clerk be authorized to arrange with the Bank of British Columbia for an overdraft of money not exceeding Three Thousand dollars. Carried______

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct copy of the resolution passed by the Municipal Council

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 419
 

23rd April 1891

Dear Madam

The Municipal Council would prefer if it meets with your approval to pay you One Hundred and fifty dollars for the strip of land required off your lot for the widening of Wallace street, and let the house stand as it is for the present, there is only about three feet or so of one corner of the building extending over the line of the proposed [line] change. The steps could be placed at the end of the verandah and everything could go on as it is. The committee are led to make this suggestion on account of the settling of a portion of the building and it will be better for all concerned if it is not moved.  Kindly consider the proposition and let me know at your earliest convenience.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Mrs. N. Stewart

Nanaimo River

 

23rd April 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this city to draw your attention to the constant complaints being made by Teamsters and other using vehicles, to the difficulty of using the crossings on Prideaux street at the points where the E & N. R.R. crosses the above street, the difficulty seems to arise from the narrowness of the roadway at these place, wheels slip between the rails and the guard boards, and a broken axel a very frequent occurrence. The Council believe that your attention has only to be drawn to the above when you will have it attended to and while making the above improvements, the Aldermen would wish you to direct that the grades at the crossings be reduced to about one foot rise in ten feet.

Yours Very Truly

S Gough


City Clerk

Joseph Hunter Esq

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co Victoria
 

Page 421
 

28th April 1891

Dear Sir

The N.E. P. Society through Mr. R Pollock their Secretary have applied for the street lines of Lot 1 Block XII and the grade of the streets. Captain Fraser of the Salvation Army has applied for the street lines of lot 5 Block XII and the grade of the street – The fee of $8.00 has been paid me in respect of both the above applications. The Council propose improving Cavan street, and will be obliged if you will prepare a plan of the work you may think will best suit that street at the same time it will be best to see that the proposed improvements do not injuriously affect the property to too great an extent.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A.R. Heyland Esq

[C E] Nanaimo
 

2nd May 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed to notify you that you are required to maintain a light from sunset until sunrise, at the barricade you have caused to be erected on Stewart Avenue on Newcastle Townsite.  In case you fail to have the light placed there, the Corporation will cause it to be done at your expense – Trusting you will have the matter attended to at once.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Geo Vipond Esq

Contractor for grading Newcastle Street

Nanaimo B.C.
 

7th May 1891

Gentlemen

I am directed to submit the following matter for your opinion – perhaps I had best briefly outline the position of the Corporation. On Monday last two By Laws were submitted to the ratepayers of this City for their approval for borrowing sums of money. One for purchasing the Electric Light Plant now in operation here, or the establishment of new works, and the establishment of an Arc Light system for lighting the streets of the City – the other by-law was for the purchase of the Nanaimo Gas Works – the latter bylaw who defeated Sub Section 8 of Section 96 of the Municipal Act 1891 gives Municipalities power to “construct operate maintain and supply the inhabitants of the Municipality with water, electric light or gas”-- The question the Aldermen wish your opinion on is under the above Section of the Municipal Act has the City the right to operate and maintain, and supply the inhabitants of the City with electric lights and in this way.

 

Messr Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Solicitors Victoria BC

 

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way compete with the Gas works Company in furnishing the private lighting of the City. If you can give the above matter your attention and favor us with an answer by Monday evening next, the Council will be very greatly obliged.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

7th May 1891

Dear Sir

The Municipal Council have directed me to communicate with you to ascertain the price you will sell to them, your lot [No. 1] in Block LXII alongside Commercial Street bridge.  
Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


Thos. E. Peck Esq

City


15
th May 1891

Messrs McKinnell & Cole

Nanaimo

Gentlemen

Your communication requesting an allowance from the usual License fee was  laid before the Council at their last meeting, and I beg to state that the Aldermen did, not see their way clear to grant you the privilege desired.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

15th May 1891

Geo Vipond Esq

Nanaimo

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to draw your attention to the fact that the time limit for the completion of your contract for grading the streets of New Castle Townsite, is long past and to state that unless you proceed with the work and have it completed within a reasonable time, the penalty contained in your agreement will be enforced.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 428

Messrs McDonald & Hobbs

Nanaimo

19th May 1891

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they are unable to comply with your request for a reduction of the Licence fee the general Municipal Act prevents their dealing with the matter.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Messrs McKinnell & Cole

Nanaimo

19th May 1891

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of the City to state that they do not see their way to comply with your request for a rebate from the usual Licence fee – The general Municipal Act prevents their compliance.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

19th May 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to inform you of your appointment to the position of Police Magistrate for this City. The Council have not made any provision for remuneration at present, that will no doubt receive their consideration in due course.

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J.P. Planta Esq J.P.

Nanaimo


19
th May 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to thank your Mayor and Aldermen for their kind invitations to attend the celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday in Victoria, and though they may not be able to accept the invitation owing to the celebration in our own City they sincerely wish them and your Citizens very much pleasure.

I have the honour etc

S Gough

C.M.C.
 

W.J. Dowler Esq

C.M.C. Victoria BC

 

Page 431
 

27th May 1891

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 14th inst respecting the amount due by the City of Nanaimo, for Teachers Salaries was overlooked by me at the last meeting of the Council, owing to the celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday falling on the regular day of meeting, the Council do not meet this week, but the matter will receive the attention of the Aldermen on Monday next.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


J [Mc B Smith?] Esq

Auditor

Audit Office Victoria

 

30th May 1891

Gentlemen

The question has arisen in the minds of the Lighting Committee of the Municipal Council whether the By-Law that was put befor the ratepayers was all that it should be, they want to know if in your opinion, Subsection 8 of Section 96 – will require the purpose “to supply the inhabitants of the Municipality with Electric Light” to be cited in the by law. I enclose a copy of the by law and you will observe that the above feature is not in it, it is simply authorizing the council to issue debentures.  Will you kindly look the matter over and wire me, your opinion, in time for the council meeting at 7 oclock p.m.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Messrs Drake Jackson & Helmcken

Solicitors Victoria

 

1st June 1891

Mr James Bennett

Crescent Hotel Nanaimo

Dear Sir

The Municipal Council of this City will be responsible for one weeks board for the bearer. John Graham at a rate not exceeding $1.00 per day.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Page 434
 

6th J[?] [1891]

Dear Madam

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that they are under the necessity of asking you to withdraw the usual Monday evening meeting in the City Hall.  They are compelled to adopt this course owing to their being unable to transact the business of the City in consequence of the noise incident to the holding of [any?] meeting.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Captain Fraser

Salvation Army Nanaimo

 

J. M & B Smith Esq

Provincial Government Auditor

Victoria

8th June 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed to pay over to you the amount claimed for School purposes and will be able in a few days at farthest to forward Corporation Cheque for the amount.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

9th June 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state, that owing to the house belonging to you encroaching upon the so far as to prevent the contractor going on with his work the Council require you to have the house removed at once, and I am directed further to state that unless the work of removing the house is not commenced within forty eight hours, and the work proceeded with continuously, the Corporation will cause the work to be done at your expense.

Trusting you will give this matter your immediate attention.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Wm Keddy Esq Nanaimo

 

Page 437
 

12th June 1891

To the Proprietors

Of the Exhibition in Sampson’s Building Nanaimo

Gentlemen

You are hereby notified that unless your exhibiting of [wax] representations is closed forthwith proceedings will be instituted against you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

 

13th June 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to state that at present they are unable to devote anything toward the funds of the Exhibit Association, but if at all possible, they will communicate with you later.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

His Worship

Mayor Oppenheimer

President Exhibit Association of B.C.

Vancouver B.C.

 

13th June 1891

Dear Sir

The Municipal Council of his City have been informed that the City of Seattle has a system of scows for disposing of the city garbage, towing them outside the Sound, and automatically emptying them. Our Council have under consideration a scheme somewhat similar, and they have requested me to ask if you could favor them with a rough sketch or description of the style of scow in use by your city, and an estimate of the cost.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

To The Nuisance Inspector

Seattle Washington

 

Page 440
 

15th June 1891

Dear Sir

The Municipal Council of this City have been informed that your City has a system of Scows for disposing of the garbage of your city, if this is correct, our Municipal Council will be very much obliged if you can favor them with a rough sketch or description of the scow you are using, as [they?] purpose moving in the same direction for the disposal of the refuse of this City.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

Thos F McGuigan Esq

City Clerk Vancouver B.C.

 

19th June 1891

Dear Sir

I have the honor to enclose herewith the Corporation Cheque for the sum of $2003.33 being the amount due from this City on the Public Schools account.  I must express the appreciation of the Mayor and Aldermen of the courtesy shown them, in extending the time for the payment of the above account.  Please have usual receipt forwarded to this office.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J. McB. Smith Esq

Auditor Audit office

Victoria B.C.


19
th June 1891

Gentlemen

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to acknowledge the receipt of your communication inviting the Mayor and Aldermen of Nanaimo to be present and participate with the people of Fairhaven in the celebration of the Fourth of July 1891 and to express their sincere thanks for your kindness, they cannot at present, state definitely if they will be privileged to visit your City on that occasion but if at all possible they will be with you.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Geo. A Black Esq

Of Invitation Committee

Fairhaven Washington

 

Page 443
 

24th June 1891

W.R. Forrest Esq

Chairman

Invitation Committee

Seattle Washington

Sir

I am directed by the Mayor and Aldermen of this City to thank you for your kind invitation to be present and participate in the festivities in your City on the 3rd and 4th [proxem], and to state that if they can make it convenient some of the Board will be present.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk

 

30th June 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to convey to you their sincere thanks for your kindness in extending an invitation to be present with you, in your celebration on 4th July, and to state that owing to prior engagements for that day, the Aldermen are unable to avail themselves of your kind invitation.

Wishing you a very successful celebration.

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk


Willard Brumfield Esq

Mayor

Port Angeles

Washington

 

30th June 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed to inform you that a defective drain at your premises on Haliburton Street is considered a nuisance, and that it must be attended to by Monday next 6th July, or proceedings will be instituted against you under the General Nuisance By Law.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


James Adams Esq

Temperance House

Haliburton Street Nanaimo

 

Page 446
 

2nd July 1891

Dear Sir

I have the honor to state that the Municipal Council of this City have been pleased to appoint you to the position of Public School Trustee for the term ending 30th June 1892.

I have the honor to be

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk
 

J.W. Stirtan Esq

Nanaimo

 

2nd July 1891

Dear Sir

I have the honor to state that the Municipal Council of this City have been pleased to appoint you to the position of a Public School Trustee for the year ending 30th June 1892.

I have the honor to be

Dear Sir

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk
 

[John] Dick Esq

 

2nd July 1891

Dear Sir

I have the honor to state that the Municipal Council of this City have been pleased to appoint you to the position of Public School Trustee for the term ending 30th June 1893.

I have the honor to be

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk


M. Wolfe, Esq

Nanaimo

 

4th July 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to respectfully ask you, to direct that the amount of Provincial Revenue Tax collected from residents in this City for the current year, be paid over to this Corporation, on account of the liability for Public School expenses.

I have the honor to be

Your Obedient Servant

S Gough

City Clerk


Hon. J. H. Turner

Finance Minister

Victoria B.C.

 

Page 449
 

6th July 1891

Dear Sir

The Committee, appointed by the Municipal Council of this City to report on the matter of Electric Lighting, have directed me to ask if can amend the statement you furnished them some days ago, so that it will state the price you are willing to sell to the City your Electric Light plant and premises, and the new plant ordered by you, also the terms of the sale and date at which you would be preferred to close the business with the Corporation. The committee desire this information as they wish to present as complete a statement as possible, to the, meeting of the Council this evening.  Could you kindly give me this information by 5 o’clock this afternoon.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A.Shaw, Esq

Proprietor

Nanaimo Electric Light Works Nanaimo

 

6th July 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council of this City to inquire the cause of the prolonged delay in finishing your contract for grading the street on New Castle Townsite, you are no doubt aware it is nearly five months past the time given for the completion of the work, and under the contract it was considered that ample time was allowed.

Awaiting the favor of your reply.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

George Vipond Esq

City

 

7th July 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed by the Municipal Council to procure a dozen copies of the new Public School Act 1891. there are only a stray copy or two in town, and the Aldermen and School Trustees need them for their guidance, please forward them at your earliest convenience, with account.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R Wolfenden Esq

Queens Printer

Victoria B.C.

 

Page 452


7
th July 1891

Sir

Replying to your communication of yesterday I beg to state that the Municipal Council of this City appointed four members of the Board of Truestees under the Public School Act 1891 viz. John Hilbert (Chairman) Marcus Wolfe, J.W. Stirtan, and John Dick, Esquires on the 29th June.  Not having been favored with a copy of the School Act I was not aware as to what notification was necessary. But will now have notice of the appointments published in the Government Gazette.

I am Sir

Yours obediently

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A Campbell Reddie Esq

Deputy Provincial Secretary

Victoria B.C.

 

9th July 1891

Sir

I beg to state that the Municipal Council of this City, on the 29th June, appointed four members of the Board of Trustees under the “Public School Act 1891 viz. John Hilbert (Chairman) M Wolfe, J W Stirlan and John Dick Esquires

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk


A Campbell Reddie Esq

Deputy Provincial Secretary

Victoria B.C.

 

9th July 1891

Dear Sir

I have to thank you for twelve copies of the Public School Act 1891 I will distribute them among the Aldermen and Board of Trustees. Please advertise the following names as the appointments of Public School Trustees. John Hilbert (chairman) M. Wolfe, J.W. Stirtan, J. Dick for this City School district.

Yours truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R. Wolfenden Esq

Queen’s Printer Victoria

 

Page 455
 

9th June 1891

Dear Sir

The Mayor and Aldermen of this City desire me to convey to you Mayor and Aldermen, their heartiest thanks for the very generous entertainment provided for the Mayor, Council and Citizens of Nanaimo on the occasion of their visit to your City at the celebration of Dominion Day.

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Thos [F] McGuigan, Esq

City Clerk Vancouver B.C.
 

20th July 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed to inform you that the water running from Mr. Deeble’s butcher shop on Commercial street is deemed a nuisance, and must be abated forthwith.

Trusting the matter will receive your early attention.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

A.E. Planta Esq

Agent Hirst Estate

Nanaimo

 

21st July 1891

Dear Sir

I am directed to send the enclosed notice to you for publication in the British Columbia Gazette, will you kindly have it inserted in the issue for this week.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

R Wolfenden Esq

Queen’s Printer

Victoria B.C.


21
st July 1891

Sir

Your favor of the 15th inst with your cheque for $6.50 is to hand. The notice mailed to you was simply the notice of value placed upon your property by the Assessor. Regular tax notices will be sent out after the holders of the Court of Revision, I have thought it best to return your cheque so as to avoid possible mistake on my part.

Respectfully yours

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Hon Judge Crease

Victoria

 

Page 458
 

21st July 1

Dear Sir

The notice sent you last week on account of the E & N Railway Co was simply the value placed upon your property by the Assessor.  Regular tax notices will be forwarded later after the passage of the Real Estate Roll by the Court of Revision; I make this explanation because last year on the Assessment Notice being sent you, a cheque for $15.30 was sent to this office, I wrote the Accountant on 18th November asking whether I should retain the cheque, but did not get any reply. I now enclose the cheque sent last year, and the one forwarded last Saturday so as to avoid possible error on my part.

Yours very truly

S Gough

City Clerk
 

Joseph Hunter Esq, M.P.P.

General Superintendent

E & N Railway Co Victoria

 

1 [Blake] Challenge Breaker 9 x 15 inches mounted on wheels with latest improvement 

1 Portable steam Engine with sufficient power for running the Breaker mounted on Wheels

The Engine boiler to be used to supply power to run the Steam Drills and will require a connection for the [hose] that carry the steam to the Steam Drill 

Duplicate parts of crusher i.e. wearing parts to the amount of $150.00.  

Give weight of the above and freight f.o.b. and the lowest contract price for freight delivery in Nanaimo B.C.

[Pages missing]

 

Page 488

 

Specifications of Sidewalk to be built on Wallace street Nanaimo in front of the Methodist Church property.

Posts

To be not less than four inches by four inches and placed not more than one foot apart and at places where the length of the post exceeds three feet in length to be [placed thus] [diagram here??] with battens not less than one inch by four inches and to be [?well] nailed to the posts.

[??Stringers]

To be four in number and not less than four inches by four inches placed at an equal distance apart and to be [well] nailed to the tops of the posts.

[??]

To be two inches by 10 inches eight feet in length and to be laid with a pitch towards the street of one inch in forty inches. To be well nailed to the with nails four and one half inches long – and not less than eight [8] nails to each plank, the outer edge of the planking to be laid even to a line [?] cut even after being laid down.

[??]

The grade of the sidewalk to be straight and even from the north east corner to the South east corner. The contractor to furnish all material and [??] and to [perform] to work in a workmanlike manner to [show satisfaction of the Street Committee of the Municipal Council] [?]

END