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Array  THE LIBRARY
THE UNIVERSITY OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA   BY-LAWS 
OF   THE
CORPORATION OF THE CITY   OF   VICTORIA 
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
VICTORIA, B. C.
DAILY STANDARD PRINTING HOUSE, GOVERNMENT STREET.
1877.  INDEX.
PAGBr
The By-Law for the Protection of the City against Fire.
The By-Law Defining the Duties of Fire Wardens	
•The Victoria Health By-Law, 1869	
  5
  6
  7
Amendment to the Victoria Health By.Law, 1869  11
The Victoria Municipal Land By-Law, 1872  11
The By-Law for Regulating the Meetings and the General Business of the
Municipal Council of the City of Victoria  12
The By-Law authorizing the construction of the "Water "Works for the City
of Victoria, B. C, 1873    16
Assessor and Collector By-Law, 1873  17
The Victoria Street By-Law 1874  19
The By-Law Defining the Duties of the Water Commissioner 1873  22
The City Surveyor and, Water Works Engineer By-Law 1873  2d
The City Clerk and Police Court Clerk By-Law, 1873  25
City of Victoria Municipal Property By-Law, 1873  26
The Vehicles Regulation By-Law, 1873..
The Wharves Regulation By-Law, 1874.
Distress Regulation By-Law, 1874	
The By-Law to regulate the Storage, Carriage and Disposal of Gunpowder
and other combustible matter	
28
29
30
30
The Victoria Municipal Land By-Law, 1874     31
Extended Limits By-Law, 1874	
A By-Law to regulate the Election of a Mayor and Councillors for the City
of Victoria in the year 1875	
The Victoria Revenue By-Law, 1875	
By-Law to amend The By-Law Defining the Duties of Water Commissioner
1873	
By-Law to amend The City Surveyor and Water Works Engineer By-Law,
1873	
4. The Health Officer By-Law, 1876
31
32
41
45
46
46
The Victoria Road Tax By-Law, 1877     47
By-Law to fix the Salaries of the City Engineer and Water Works Commissioner, 1877	
The Water Works Prohibition By-Law, 1877	
The Victoria Road Tax Amendment By Law, 1877.
48
49-
49- index.
No, Pagij
-29. The By-Law to amend The By Law for the raising of a Municipal Revenue,
1875 |MH  5(
30. Water Works Debenture and Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law, 1877 55
31. The Victoria Real Estate Tax Sale By-Law, 1877  55
32. Victoria City Pound By-Law, 1877  5i
33. The Richardson Street By-Law, 1877    :  51}
34. The Sale of Poisons By-Law, 1877 M.  58
35. The Victoria Footpath and Awning By-Law, 1877  59 No.  I.
For the Protection of the City against Fire.
TI7E, the Mayor and Councillors in Council convened, by virtue
Y» of the power and authority vested in us by an Act entitled
| An Act to incorporate the City of Victoria," passed the second
day of August, A. D. 1862, in the Twenty-sixth year of the reign
of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, enact
Sec 1. No person or persons shall make a bonfire in any public
street or thoroughfare at any time, nor have any fire burning out
of doors after sunset within the limits of the city.
2. No person or persons shall use a burning candle, lamp, or
taper, in any stable or place containing hay, straw, shavings, or
any combustible material, within the limits of the city, unless such
burning candle, lamp, or taper, be enclosed in a lantern or other
safe covering.
3. No person or persons shall fix or pass any stove-pipe through
the walls, ceilings, or roof of any wood building.
4. No person or persons shall pass any stove-pipe through any
lath and plaster, or wood partition except there be a free space of
not less than three inches round the same, which may be covered
with perforated iron, zinc, or tin plate.
5. All chimneys, stove-pipes, and flues shall be kept clean; and
if any chimney or stove-pipe shall take fire, the person or persons
using the same shall be subject to the penalty herein prescribed.
6. No person or person shall build, set, or place any stove, furnace, range, fire-place, or vessel, in which fire maybe kept, in such
manner that the back thereof be less than sixteen inches from any
wood work ; all stoves, ranges, etc., built in brick chimneys shall
be provided with a stone or brick hearth projecting not less than
twelve inches from the'fire front : iron stoves, furnaces, etc., detached from the walls of any building shall stand upon stone,
brick, zinc, or other incombustible material, which shall project
not less than one foot from the front or door of the same.
7. The walls of all chimneys adjoining wood work shall not be
less than six inches thick. No joists, bond-timber, or wood of any
kind shall be allowed to enter or rest upon any chimney.
8. It shall be the duty of the Fire Wardens in their respective
Wards, or upon complaint made to the said Fire Wardens (in
writing) by the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department or his Assistant, or by any Police officer, to notify any person or persons
failing to comply with the provisions of this By-Law, stating the
alterations or amendments required, and all persons so notified
shall alter, remove, amend, or destroy whatever obstacle may exist
to tbe proper carrying out of this By-Law within forty-eight hours
after the receipt of such notice.
9. The Fire Wardens may, and are hereby authorised to enter
any building or tenement within their respective Wards, individually or in company with either the Chief Engineer, his Assistant, or any police officer, to inspect any flues, chimneys, stovepipes, stoves, furnaces, ranges, fire-places, or other vessel in which
fire is kept, and if in his and their opinion the same is constructed,
erected or placed contrary to the provisions of this By-Law, he
shall give notice and order the alteration or removal of the same
as hereinbefore stated. 6
10 Any person or persons failing to comply with any of thei
provisions of this By-L», shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding Five Pounds sterling, (£5) for each offence.
THOMAS HARRIS,
Mayor of the City of Victoria,
Algernon Austen, this 3rd day of October, 1862.
Town Clerk.
No. 2.
Defining the Duties of Fire Wardens, and Regulating the conduct I
of the Inhabitants' at Fires.
Sec. 1- It shall be the duty of the Mayor.and Council  at their
first meeting after the passing of this By-Law, and thereafter an- j
nually, to appoint one  Councillor to act in  each  ward as Fire
Wardens.
2. The duty of said Fire Wardens shall be to attend at all fires
within their respective wards ; and they shall have chief command
in all things pertaining to the preservation of goods and other
property that may endangered. They shall have power to arrange any person or persons at or near the firfKn such manner as
may be necessary to assist the Fire Department the more effectually to discharge their duty.
3. It shall be the duty of the Mayor and each  member  of  the
Council to attend such fires, to assist the Fire Warden, and afford
him their counsel and co-operation : and for the more effectual
extinguishing of fires, it shall and may be lawful for the said Fire
Warden, with the concurrence of the Mayor or either of the Coun- I
cillors present, and the Chief Engineer of the Fire Department or I
his Assistants, if present (and they are hereby authorised and em-1
powered so to do,) to cause to be demolished, cut down, or remov- j
ed, any building, erection, or fence, for the purpose of checking ]
the progress of any conflagration.
4. In the absence of the Fire Warden, at any fire in his ward,
either of the Fire Wardens or the Councillor who shall first arrive
at the place of fire, shall discharge the duties of Fire Warden until his arrival.
5. All persons not being members of the Fire Department, shall
pay implicit obedience to the orders of the Fire Warden, the
Mayor or any member of the Council, who shall, during the absence of the Fire Warden, assume the authority of directing at
fires.
6. For the better distinguishing of Fire Wardens each shall be
provided at the expense of the corporation with a^&aMng trumpet painted white, having in red letters thereon the words "Fire
Warden," and the number of the ward. These trumpets shall be
given over to their successors at the expiration of their terms of
office.
7. The Fire Wardens shall
shall have been appointed.
aid office  until  their  successors 8. The owner of every house or block of buildings shall provide
and keep constantly on the premises a good strong ladder, long
enough to reach the whole height of his principal building.
9. Any person or persons convicted upon information before the
Mayor or any Justice of the Peace of this city, of raising a false
alarm of fire, shall be subject to the penalty hereinafter mentioned.
10. No person shall oppose or interfere with any Fire Warden
in the discharge of his duty as such, or oppose any fireman or constable specially or otherwise engaged in protecting property or in
aiding the Fire Department.
11. Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this
By-Law, shall be subject-to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds
(£10) sterling, or imprisonment not exceeding one month.
12. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to give the Fire
Wardens, or any member of the Council acting in their stead, any
authority to interfere with the working of the fire-engines or other
apparatus of the Fire Department, that may be under the direction
of the Chief Engineer or his Assistant.
Alfehnon Austen,
Town Clerk.
THOMAS HARRIS, Mayor.
No. 3.
FREDERICK   SEYMOUR.
At a Council Holden at Victoria, British Columbia, on Monday the
-17th day op May, A. D. 1869.
Present.
His Excellency''the Governor,
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary,
The Hon. the Attorney General,
The Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
The Hon. the Collector of Customs.
\17HEREAS under and by virtue of the provisions of the " Health preambi
V )     Ordinance, 1869," the City of Victoria has been declared and
proclaimed to be a Health District;
And whereas, the Mayor and Municipal Council of the said City,
being the Local Board of Health thereof under the said Statute,
have applied to the Governor in Council to make provisions by
By-Law under the said Ordinance, for the public health of the said
City, and the Harbor thereunto appertaining, which he hath consented to do in manner and form hereinafter more particularly appearing ; JUl
It is therefore ordered by His Excellency the Governor of British
Columbia, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive
Council thereof, that the annexed By-Law called the "Victoria
Health By-Law, 1869," shall until repealed or mudified by competent authority, be and have the force of law, and with all and singular the provisions thereof, be so recognised and enforced in
Judicature and thereout in the said Colony :   . 8
Occupiers
of lands j
to remove
and nuisai
or Proprietors
d  l.nihlinics
snurcesof filth
Municipal By-Law to regulate the Sanitary condition of the City
and Port of Victoria, B. C.
1. No person or persons occupying any messuage, shop, building, or other erection, or any land or other premises within the City,
or if there shall be no occupier thereof, no owner or owners of any
messuage/shop building, or other erection, or any land or other
premises within the City, shall have, or permit, or suffer to be in
or on his, her, or their messuage, shop, building, or erection, or
any land or other premises as aforesaid, any ditch, gutter, drain,
privy, pigsty, slaughter-house, or ash pit, emitting noxious or offensive effluvium or smell, or constructs so as to be a nuisance to,
or injurious to the health of any person or persons, or any swine
kept so as to be a nuisance, or offensive -by reason of the stench
thereof^or otherwise, or any dung, manure, refuse, offal, ashes,
filth, or other matter or thing emitting noxious or offensive effluvium or smell, or any animal, vegetable, or mineral matter or thing
alone, or together with other matters or things in a state of fermentation, putrefaction, decomposition, or decay, or emitting
noxious or offensive effluvium or smell, or permit or suffer any
messuage, dwelling-house, shop, erection or building whatsoever
within the said City, to be in a filthy state, or infected with any
kind of vermin, or dirt, or emitting noxious or offensive effluvium,
or smell, or shall carry on any noxious or offensive trade or business, but every such person shall remedy or remove the same respectively.
Powers  of   Board of
Health or Mayor to remove nuisance.
To board ships
To remove India
General Powers.
2. I|j shall be lawful for the Board of Health of the City of Victoria, or any two of them, or the Mayor alone, by them or himself,
their or his agents, servants, officers, or workmen, subject to the
powers and authorities of the Governor, and Governor in Council,
under the "Health Ordinance,. 1869," to make and vary such
orders from time to time, enforceable against such person or persons, and in such manner as they or he may find necessary or expedient to prevent.or suppress any actual or anticipated epidemic,
endemic, contagious, or other diseases or disorders, and summarily to enter, inspect, and abate any nuisance or injury to public
health in any hospital, building, house, or land erection, curtilage, street, square, ditch, gutter, drain, privy, yard, pigsty,
slaughter-house, well, cesspool, urinal, or any other part or place
whatsoever within the limits of the said City, or anything whatsoever likely in their or his opinion to create such nuisance or injury,
with full power of entry into, and upon, or under, any such place
or places to inspect, report on, and remove the same ; and to
board andiaspect all, or any ships and vessels whatsoever entering or toufing at the port of Victoria, and to inspect all cattle
and stock therein, whether alive or dead, and to make order accordingly, as in their or his opinion the sanitary condition of such
ships, vessels, or animals, may seem to require, with full power to
enforce such quarantine, as may seem necessary ; and in each
case, with the concurrence of the Stipendiary Magistrate of the
City of Victoria thereto first had and obtained, from time to time,
and at any time, to prevent and remove all or any Indians, not for
the time being actually in the service of any person residing in or
about the said City, from living within the limits of the said Citv
and to specify the conditions i.if any) under which they, or some
of them, shall be allowed to remain there ; nrovided that no such
removal shall take place until the intention so to remove the said
Indians generally shall have been first duly published in the Government Gazette, or one or more daily newspapers circulating within ■
the said City ; and generally with full power from time to "time _    alty unless notified by
ur the Iioanl
and at any time hereafter, to make, do, vary,- and by proper penalties, enforce all such provisions for the niore effectual inspection
of any hospital," building, house, land, erection, curtilage, street,
square, yard, ditch, gutter, drain, privy, pigsty, slaughter-house,
well, cesspool, urinal, or any other part or place whatsoever within the said limits, and the removal or abatement of any nuisance
existing, or likely to arise therefrom, or therein, or to aid in carrying out the intention of the said Board or any two of them,, as to
such Board of Health, or any two of them, or the Mayor of said
City, shall seem alvisable.
Provided, however, that no person or persons shall be liable to No p|||n liable to pen-
any penalty for the infraction of this By-Law, until he, she,
they, shall have received notice from one or more members of the
Board of Health, in manner, hereinafter mentioned, and until he,
she, or they, shall have neglected, by the space of time therein
mentioned, to abate or remove the offensive matter or thing noticed
in such notice and therein complained of, or to do the act, matter,
or thing required of him, her, or them by such notice within the
space of time limited by such notice.
Provided, however, that in case of diseased animals,  alive  or Diseased animals,
dead, the Board of Health shall have power to take immediate
action, as also in cases of quarantine, where immediate danger is
apprehended.    For the purposes of this By-Law the Port of Victoria shall be deemed to be part of the Health District of Victoria.
3. The Board of Health shall have power to enter any hospital, Powers of entry,
building, house, land, gaol, erection, curtilage, street, square,
ditch, gutter, drain, privy, pigsty, slaughter-house, well, cesspool,
urinal, shop, messsuage, or land, or other premises within the i
City, and whether, or not the same be occupied, or the curtilage
of any of the same, and inspect the condition of the same between
the hours of eight in the morning and eight in the evening.
4. No person or persons shall permit, after due notice in that Depositing decayed veee.
,    i    .,     ■ ., Iii - i i table mat. eron premises.
behalf given, any animal or vegetable matter, in a decomposed or .
putrifying condition, to remain on the premises, occupied by him
or them, but shall immediately remove the same ; nor shall any
person or persons throw the same, or cause the same to be thrown,
removed, or placed in any other land, street, or place, either within
or without the City, where any danger to the public health may
arise, or be reasonably feared.
5. Any member of the Board of Health may notify any person Notice to abate nuisances
or persons on or occupying any messuage, dwelling-house, shop,
building or other erection, or the curtilage of any of the same or
other land or premises within the City, or if the same be unoccupied, then the owner of any such messuage, dwelling-house, shop,
building, or other erection, or the curtilage of any of the same or
other land or premises within the City on which any matter or
thing may be done, permitted, or suffered, contrary to the intention of this By-Law (according to the form of Schedule A annexed) p0rm of
to remove such nuisance as before mentioned, or to close up, purify,
cover, or cleanse, any well, cesspool, urinal, drain, privy, ditch,
pigsty, or gutter, or otherwise to abate or remove the matter or
thing noticed in such notice, as in his, or their judgment shall seem
meet, by giving notice in-writing (as per Schedule aforesaid) signed
by one or more of the members of the Board of Health, specifying
the act to be done, and the time in which the same is required to
be done, such notice may be given to the occupier or owner of
such messuage, dwelling-house, shop, building, or other erection
or the curtilage of any of the same, or of the land or premises in
the City, or by leaving the same at his, her or their last known Service of.
Board may
ances on u:
mises at t)
abate nni
o occupied
e cost of t
Notice not to be void for
informality.
Penalty for dis
diseased animal:
pOSIQj
Penalty for ob
Health Officer, i
Amended by By-
No. 4.
Mode of action for recov
ery of penalty.
Construction
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place of abode, or by fixing the sarno or a copy thereof on some
conspicuous part of the premises.
6. In the event of any messuage, shop, building, house, or other;
' erection, or any land for other premises, within the City being un- j
occupied, and the owner or owners thereof neglecting or refusing
to abate or remove any matter or thing done, permitted or suffered
contrary to the requirements of this By-Law, either absolutely or
in the terms of any such notice as aforesaid, duly served as aforesaid, within the time in that behalf specified, it shall be lawful for
one or more members of the Board of Health, or their servants or]
agents in that behalf, to do the act,' or acts, matters, or things, required to be done or performed by such notice, at the cost and
charges of the owner or owners of such messuage, shop, building,
house or other erection, or any land or other premises, the said
costs and charges to be recoverable by action, as work and labor
done and money paid by them for the use of such owner or owners, as if done at his, her, or their actual request, or in such other
forms as is proper in law.
7. Any notice required under this By-Law may be given as near
as circumstances will admit in each case (in the form pointed out
in Section 5 of this By-Law), and every such notice shall be sufficient notice for all purposes, and shall not be void for informality,
provided that it shall express the substance of the matter intended
thereby to be. notified.
of 8. A penalty of Fifty Dollars ($50) shall be imposed by the said
,. Board of Health, or any two of them in each ease, upon all persons
found disposing of unsound or unwholesome live or dead animals,
or part thereof, and all diseased animals found on board any vessel
or vessels within or touching at the Port of Victoria shall be seized
and forfeited by order of the Board of Health, or any two of them,
and that without compensation.
ns 9. Whoever shall wilfully obstruct any Health Officer, or any'
member of the Local Board of Health, or any Officer or Person!
duly employed in the execution-of this By-Law, or destioy, pulL
down, injure, or deface any board, placard, or notice made or pnb-i
lished under this By-Law, or in any way commit any wilful breach i
or contravention of any provision, or part of any provision of this ■
By- Law, shall be punishable summarily before the Stipendiary
Magistrate of Victoria, upon information under oath, and upon
conviction by any fine not exceeding for a first offence One Hun- I
dred Dollars, and for a second offence any sum not exceeding Two i
Hundred Dollars.
10. Every penaltjr imposed by this By-Law Spursuance thereof
may, with the costs of conviction, be levied by distress and sale of
the goods and chattels of any offender, and in default of- payment j
of such penalty and costs, or any part thereof, then by imprison- ',
ment of such offender for any term not exceeding Three calendar i
months, in one of Her Majesty's gaols ;  and no warrant of com- J
mitment upon a conviction under this By-Law shall be held to be
invalid by reason of any defect or informality, Mit be therein
alledged that the offender has been convicted, and there be a good
and valid conviction to sustain the same.
11. In the construction of this By-Law in describing or referring to any person or party, matter or thing, where any word im- I
porting the masculine gender or singular number is used, the same
shall be understood to include and shall be applicable to several j
persons and parties as well as one person or part?, and females as j 11
well as males, and bodies corporate as well as individuals, and
several matters and things as well as one matter or thing, unless
it otherwise be provided or there be something in the subject or
context repugnant to such construction.
SCHEDULE   A.
2b the owner for occupier J as the case may be.
Notice is hereby given that you are required within
from the date hereof to and in default of so doing
you will be proceeded against under the provisions of the "Health
Ordinance, 1869," and the By-Law or By-Laws made in pursuance
thereof to regulate the sanitary condition of the City
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This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the  "Victoria
Health By-Law, 1869."
No. 4.
PHILIP J. HANKIN.
Present.
His Honor the Officer Administering the Government.
The Hon. the Acting Colonial Secretary,
The Hon. the Attorney General,
The Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
The Hon. the Collector of Customs,
The Hon. the Magistrate from New Westminster.
f HEREAS it is expedient to amend the Health By-Law passed
by order in Council of the 17th day of May, 1869.
It is therefore ordered by His Honor the Officer Administering
the Governmment of British Columbia by and with the advice and
consent of the Executive Council that in lieu of the words " Stipendiary Magistrate " in clause 9 of the Health By-Law, passed by
Ordet in Council of the 8th of May, 1869, the words " any Justice
of the Peace " be inserted, and that such By-Law be read and construed accordingly, and that the following words be added at the
end of clause 9 : " All fees and fines received hereunder or under
the "Health Ordinance, 1860," shall be deemed paid and accounted for as part of the Public Revenue of the Colony.
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Confirmed, J. W
No. 5.
TRUTCH, 31st May, 1872.
ANNO TR1CESIMO QUINTO.
VICTORS   REGINjE.
Victoria Municipal Ziand By-Law, 1872.
; "\T7E, the Mayor and Municipal Councillors of the City of Victoria,
I \     in the Province of British Columbia, in the Dominion of
Canada in Council epnvened, by virtue of the power and authority
vested in us by an Act of Incorporation entituled " The Victoria
t Municipal Ordinance, 1867," and "The Victoria Municipal Amendment Ordinance, 1869," for the purpose of enabling the Municipal Council aforesaid to pass a By-Law authorizing the Corporation of
the City of Victoria to purchase and hold lands foi Municipal purposes do hereby enact, and
Be it enacted, that from and after the passage of this By-Law
the Municipal Council aforesaid shall purchase and hold such Real
Estate within the limits of the City aforesaid as" may be requisite
for the purposes of the said Corporation, and may erect such
Buildings on the Real Estate so purchased as may be necessary.
The conveyance of any such Real Estate shall be made to the
Corporation "of the City of Victoria aforesaid.
This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the " The Victoria
Municipal Land By-Law, 1872.
Passed the Municipal Council this fifteenth day of May, A. D.
1872.*
RICHARD LEWIS, Mayor.
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No. 6.
By-Law for Regulating the Meetings and the General Conduct of
Business of the 'Municipal Council of the City of Victoria, B U.
MEETING OF  COUNCIL.
1. That all meetings, other than special or adjourned, shall be
held on Wednesday in each and every week, unless otherwise
ordered by the Council, and the Chair shall be taken at half-past
seven o'clock, p. m., when no other hour is specially named in the
summons calling the meeting; and all acts to be done by this
Council, and all questions of adjournment and others, may save
where otherwise expressed, be done and decided by the majority
of the memlers who shall be present. The whole number of
members at such meetings not being less than four.
DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE MAYOR OR PRESIDING, OFFICER.
2. To open the meeting at the stated-time by taking the chair,
and calling the members to order ; he shall preserve order, and
endeavor to conduct all business before the Council to a speedy
and proper result; and in the absence of the Mayor, such Muni-1
cipal Councillor as the members of the Municipal Council then assembled shall choose to be the chairman of that meeting; shall
have a casting vote in ail cases of equality of votes, but not otherwise, and have and exercise all the powers of the Mayor as though
he (the Mayor) were present at such meeting.
3. He shall state every question properly presented to the Council, and, before putting it to vote, shall ask, " Is the Council ready
for the question ?" Should no member offer to speak, he shall put
it, after which no member shall be permitted to speak upon it.
4. He may speak to points of order in preference to other members of the Council, and shall decide questions of order, subject to 18
f an appeal to the Council by any two members; which appeal shall
. always be put in writing.    On such an appeal no member shall
speak more than once.
5. It shall be the duty of the Presiding Officer, and the privilege
1  of any member of the Council, to call a member to order who vio
3  lates an established " Rule of Order."
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admission of the public.
6. That the public be permitted to attend in that part of the
Council Chambers provided for their accommodation ] and may
report and publish its proceedings, except in case of any special
i   meeting, when the Council consider the public interest would be
better served by their proceedings being conducted in private.
NOTICES OF BU8INESS.
7. Previous to the introduction of'any business at any meeting
i   of the Municipal Council, a notice in writing of any business proposed to be brought forward by any members, shall be publicly
i exhibited for twenty-four hours previously to such meeting in some
i public place to be agreed upon by the Municipal Council, and all
' notices of business, signed by the Mayor or any member of the
• Council, shall be handed to the Clerk, at or previous to, anymeet-
i ing of the Council, who shall read the same at such meeting and
place them on file.
ORDER  OF NOTICES.
8. That the Clerk, on filing notices, shall place, first, those
which are in the Mayor's name, and afterwards, all others, standing in the order in which they have been delivered to him ; who
shall number and date them as received. He shall also publicly
exhibit all notices, as the Act of Incorporation directs.
ORDER  OF  PROCEEDINGS.
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9. That at all meetings of the Council, the Clerk shall read,
first, the minutes of the previous Council meeting ; the said minutes to be approved or amended and adopted. That he shall then
state what communications have been received since the last meeting, relating to the business of the Council, and road such of
them as the Mayor, or any two members of the Council, desire to
have read.
10. That after the minutes of the previous meeting and communications have been read, the business, of which due notice has
been given, shall be taken up, in the order in which it stands on
file ; after which reports of committees shall be acted upon, in the
order in which they have been received. Deferred business shall
take precedence of reports of committees.
MODE  OF  VOTING.
11. That the Council vote on all questions by show of hands,
except that on demand of any member, the Clerk shall call the
iroll, and record the yeas and nays. After the roll is called, the
result shall be read aloud, to rectify mistakes, if any ; after which
the Clerk shall hand the vote to 4;he Mayor, or Presiding Officer,
; (as the case may be), who shall announce the same ; providing always that an election for any officer shall be by ballot, and a
jority of all votes cast shall be necessary to elect. 14
MOTIONS  TO  BE  MOVED  AND  SECONDED.
12. That no motion or amendment be entertained by the Coun
cil but such as has been moved and seconded, and delivered to the!
Clerk in writing, and signed by the mover.    That no motion so;
received be withdrawn unless by consent of the Council.
.AMENDMENTS.
13. That when an amendment is moved upon a motion no further amendments be moved or taken into consideration until the!
first be disposed of; but any number of amendments, may be
brought forward in succession ; and the question must be put inj
such "a. mannei&hat if one amendment be negatived another m&m
be moved upon the original motion. But if an amendment be affirmed, it shall then form the motion under consideration, where-j
on further amendment may be moved ; and if after the disposal on
an amendment no second or .further amendment be moved, the
questioj must ultimately be put upon the original or amended moJ
tion (as the case may be) in order to its beingpassed as a resoJ
lution. No member shall move more than one amendment to the!
same motion.
ORDER  OF  SPEAKING.
14. That members of Council shall not speak more than once to]
the same question, except in explanation, or the mover of the]
motion, in reply; which reply shall conclude the discussion.
SPEAKING  ON  AMENDMENTS.
15. That an amendment being moved, no member of the Coun-]
cil who has spoken to the original motion, speak again (except inj
explanation, or the mover thereof in reply) until the amendment
has been j^ut, and become the amended motion before the Council
Councillors may speak on each re-amendment.
16. That when discussion arises upon amended motion^ the]
mover of the amendment which has displaced the original motion
may speak in reply ; and so on in like manner in respect to any
further and displacing amendments.
COMMITTEE   OF   THE   WHOLE.
17. That the Council may, by a vote, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, and while in Committee there shall be no!
restriction as to the number of times a member of the Council maj
speak to the question.
MOTIONS  TAKEN  UP  BY  THE  MOVER.
18. The business under any notice upon file shall not be pro-j
ceeded with in the absence of the member in whose name it standsj
unless he has given authority in writing that it should bs taken]
up by some other member of the Council.-
PROTESTED.
19. That no protest or expression of dissent be entered upon thd
Minutes of the Council.
TITLE   OF MEMBERS.
20. That the members of the Council shall stand when speaking!
and shall speak of each other in the Council, during the transac]
tion of Business, by the title of Councillor. 10
21. That no member of the Council shall use any improper or
personal language toward any other member, or reflect upon any
of the prior determinations of the Council. Any breach of decorum
shall be considered a violation of the rules of order—to be punished as the Chairman may direct.
22. When two or more members rise to speak at the same time,
the Presiding Officer shall decide who is entitled to the floor.
' ADJOURNMENT.
23. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, except, 1st.
when a member is in possession of the floor ; 2nd., while a vote is
being, taken ; 3rd., when adjournment was the last preceding
motion ; 4th., when it has been decided that the previous question
shall be taken.
COMMITTEES.
24. The Municipal Council may, out of their own body, from
time to time, appoint such and so many Committees, and consisting of such members as they may think' fit, for any purposes which
in the discretion of the Municipal Council would be better regulated and managed by means of such Committees, but all proceedings of such Committees shall be subject to the • approval of the
Municipal Council, and the Mayor shall be ex-officio a member of
all Committees.
25. In case the Mayor shall refuse or neglect to call a meeting
within twenty-four hours after a requisition for that purpose,
signed by threee members of the Municipal Council, shall have
been presented to him, it shall have be lawful for the said three
members to call a meeting of the Municipal Council by giving
such notice as is hereinafter declared in that behalf, such notice
to be signed by the said three members, instead of the Mayor, and
stati»g therein the business proposed to be transacted at such
meeting, and in every case a summons to attend the Municipal
Council, specifying the business proposed to be transacted at such
meeting, signed by the Mayor, (or the said three members, as the
case may be), shall be left at the usual places of abode of every
member of the Municipal Council, or at the premises in respect of
which he is placed on the Municipal Assessment Roll, one clear,
day at least before such meeting, and no b isiness shall be transacted at such meeting other than the business which is specified
in the notice.
QUORUM.
26. That in all cases, when not otherwise specially provided,
two members shall form a quorum of any committee appointed by
the Council, the first Councillor named on any Committee be
Chairman.
REPORTS   OF  COMMITTEES.
27. All reports of Committees shall be in writing. A Committee may be authorised to take up all matters referred by the Council to a preceding Committee who have not been fully discharged.
OPINION OF   COUNSEL.
28. That no opinion of counsel be taken at the expense of the
Corporation, without a resolution of the Council. 16
TO  AMEND  RULES OF  ORDER, &C.
29 That no Rule of Order, or By-Law shall be altered or]
amended, until notice has been given in writing, one week prej
vious • the said notice shall express the alteration or amendment
contemplated, and shall be handed to the Clerk, who shall read rfl
to the Council; such alteration or amendment shall not be acted
upon, unless affirmed by a vote of the Council.
This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as " The By-Law]
for regulating the meetings and the general conduct of business ofi
the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria, B. C."
Passed the Municipal Council this- 12th day of March, A.  D.,,
1873.
JAS. D. ROBINSON, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council, Victoria, B. C.
Construction of Water
Works
No. 7.
By-Laic authorizing the Construction of Water Works for the Cily\
of Victoria, B. C.
1I/HEREAS, by the " Corporation of Victoria Water Works Act,;
VY 1873." it is provided that the said Act should not have anyj
force or effect until the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria
should pass a By-Law authorizing the construction of the saidj
water works, which by-Law*they were thereby empowered to pass.
And, whereas, in order to construct the Water Works in the said
Act mentioned, it is expedient that the said Act shall come into
full force and. effect forthwith ; and further in order to carry into^
effect the said proposed construction, it will be necessary for the!
said Municipal Council and their successors to issue debentures ofi
the said Corporation for a sum of money not exceeding (§100,000)
One Hundred Thousand Dollars of lawful money of British Col-j
umbia for such sums, and in the manner, and payable at the times]
and for the purposes in the said Act mentioned or referred to.
Powers to raise money by And, whereas, by the said Act it is required that monies should]
ofSeutures°aoda^nter-^e raised by the saidl||ouncil, and their successors, annually by]
Mt- special rate to be ffitled, imposed and levied in each year for pay
ment of the said Debentures and interest as in the said Act is more
particularly mentioned or referred to.
And, whereas, for payment of the interest and creating a sink-
•"or ing fund for paying the said Debentures as in the said Act is mem
and tioned or
— v—   ±"MJ O    UA*V   .jw..^.   ^vmuuuu^uo   co   ill    till,   oaiu   J^-K/U  iO U1C11-
iiKfa-.d. referred to it will require an annual rate to be settled,]
21 and levied in each and every year as in the said Act is more
Annual Rate to be settled,
imp sed and levied i
^ each and every year
P'tying the interest
creating a sinking fund •
fur paying the debentures imposed ani_	
particularly referred to in addition tootflr rates to be levied in;
each^ear but subject always to the said Act.
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the City ofj
Victoria as follows :—
Power to issue debentures For the purpose of constructing the said Water Works and other
aebeentSretnTtaexce"din|tte purposes in the said Act mentioned or referred to, it shall be
S100'000- lawful for the Corporation of the City of Victoria to issue  Deben-4 i \^asismsmHmu^aaa&^aamimimimimmuii^iiii^iii&aaiii^waBmBSSii&t
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tures of the said Corporation of the City of Victoria to be called
Water Works Debentures for a sum of money not exceeding One
Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) of lawful money of British
Columbia in such sums not less than ($50) Fifty Dollars, as shall
to the 'Corporation seem expedient. And such Debentures shall
be made payable in manner and at the times in the said Act mentioned, and shall bear interest at the rate, and such interest shall
be payable as therein mentioned, and such Debentures shall be
signed -by the Mayor and Clerk of the said City for the time being
(and be sealed with the Seal of the Corporation and may be payable either in- Sterling or Currency in the manner and otherwise as
in the said Act is mentioned. And shall have attached to them
j coupons for the payment of interest. And the Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria aud their successors, shall for the'
purpose of providing a sinking fund for the payment of the said
Debentures, as aforesaid, and the interest on the same semi-annually, raise annually such sum as may be necessary to pay the interest upon and provide a sinking fund to meet the whole of such
Debentures in full, as the same shall become due respectively, and
shall order a rate for that purpose on all real estate and improvements thereon, to be settled, imposed and levied in each and every
year to paj' the principal and interest on such Debentures subject
to and as in the Corporation of Victoria Water Works Acts, 1873,
and otherwise is provided. And the said Water Works shall in all
respects be constructed, and after completion, managed and payments, therefor shall be made and monies received therefrom applied, and all matters and things whatsoever having relation to the
premises, respectively or otherwise, referred to in the said Act, shall
be carried out as in the said Act is described or referred to that this
By-Law shall talcs effect and come-into operation upon the twentieth day of March, One thousand eight hundred and seventy-
: three.
This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as The By-Law a ith-Short Tltls-
j I orizing the construction of Water Works for the City of Victoria,
I B. C., 1873
i      Passed the. Municipal  Council  this twentieth dav of March,
1873.
JAS. D. ROBINSON, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh-,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No. 8.
By-Law to regulate the Duties of the Assessor and Collector.
[7th May, 1873-1
IUHEREAS it is expedient to define the duties of the Assessor preaml)l6.
f ?     and the Collector of the City of Victoria,
Be it enacted by the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria:—
ASSESSOR.
The duties of the Assessor shall be as follows :
1. He shall prepare an assessment roll, giving the value of all Assessor[to prepare as-
*•,    i .     .       .        ,°   ..   °. .. ...       sessment roll of ar real
real estato and improvements within the. city limits, and specifying estate. To notify owners. &c.
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the number of the lot, or portion of lot, according to the Official
Map, size of the same, together with the name of the owner ori
owners, and to return the said roll to the Clerk of the Municipal
Council on a day to be decided by a By-Law to be hereafteij
passed.
2. He shall notify all owners, or their known agents, of the inj
crease (if any) made in any assessment upon real estate or upoiJ
the improvements thereon, and in case of an appeal against such)
assessment, he shall appear at the time and place appointed for!
hearing the same, with such evidence as may be necessary in the]
cause.
no improvements,    3. He shall place in a separate column on the said roll all real
estate  upon which  no improvements have been made,  and al|
lots which are not fenced in, or lots which have been fenced in and]
are not kept in repair, shall be considered unimproved property
and be liable to special tax as such.
4. He shall prepare a roll of all persons resident in the Munii
cipality, who are taxable therein.
id"ntTaxpnayerSd 5- Ifc shall be the duty of the Assessor to prepare a roll of all
persons carrying on any trade, business or calling in accordanca
with the Revenue By-Law, levying a rate from persons ; also the]
names of all persons taxable in the Municipality, who are not re]
siding within the Municipality, (all persons residing outside the]
city limits shall be considered as non-residents.)
Where
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Roll of all resident tax
payers.
Roll or
non-res
Roll to be handed to Col.
lector.
6. He shall within one week after the final revision of the As]
sessment Roll, by the Council, be prepared to hand his roll so re]
vised, to the Collector, or should the duties of Assessor and Col]
lector be performed by the same person, he shall proceed to col]
leet the rates in accordance with the duties laid down for Collector]
COLLECTOR.
The duties of Collector shall be as follows :
Duties of Collector. 7. He shall on receiving the assessment roll from the Assesson
proceed without delay to collect the revenue in accordance  with]
the Revenue By-Laws, 1873.
8. He shall on printed forms, to be procured for that purpose!
put down the name of every taxable person, together with a state!
ment of all rates due to the Municipal Council by him, giving tha
numbers of the lot or lots (if real estate) for which he is liable tq
be taxed, and deliver the same at the known place of business on
residence (if within the cityj of the owner or his agent (if anv.j
Said statement shall fix a time, not later than four days from data
thereof, within which time the rales must be paid at the Collector'!
office. Where property is liked, the owner of which il
absent from-the Province, and he has no known agents, it shall bi
the duty of the said Collector to proceed in such case in accord!
anee with the Revenue By-Laws, 1873.
9. He shall give printed receipts for all taxes received, whicU
receipts shall be numbered consecutively, with counterfoil, and]
said receipts and counterfoils shall contain a statement of amounl
received for such tax separately, and in ease of real estate oa
improvements, or both, the number of the lot or lots, or portion oj
lots, on wnich such tax is collected.
10. He shall keep a cash book, in which he shall enter the nama '19
of every person paying taxes with the amount of each tax separately ; together with the number of the receipt issued.
11. He shall pay in daily to the Bank of British North America,
(or such other bank as the Municipal Council may from time to
time direct), to the credit of the I Corporation of the City of Victoria," all moneys collected, but in the event of daily collections-
being less in amount than one hundred, he is hereby authorised to
withhold deposit until that amount be in his hands, and shall at
least one day in each week deliver his cash book to the Clerk of
the Municipal Council, to have the amounts properly posted in the
books of the Corporation.
12. He shall at each regular meeting of the Council, and whenever required by the Mayor or Finance Committee, exhibit his
cash book, together with the bank book for examination and inspection.
13. He shall notify the Clerk of the Municipal Council, of every
person who shall fail or refuse to pay his respective rates or taxes,
and upon receiving from said Clerk a summons against such defaulter, he shall serve, or cause the same to be served, and attend
at the Court, to prove service of said summons and give'such evidence as may have reference to the case.
14. For the true and faithful performance of the aforesaid duties
he shall furnish '' the Corporation of the City of Victoria " and its
successors, with a bond of- an approved guarantee society to the
amount of $2,000.
15. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the " Assessor
and Collector By-Law, 1873."
Passed'the Municipal Council this 7th day of May, A.. D., 1873.
WM. DALBT, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council, Victoria, B. C.
No. 9.
Municipal Street By Law to regulate the construction, maintain-
once, and repairs of Streets within the City limits, and to
regulate the Public traffic thereon.
[4th June, 1873.]
j "IJT7HEREAS it is expedient for the good government of the City Pre*"""*-
M     of Victoria, B. C., to make provisions for the construction,
niaintainance and repairs of Streets within the City limits* and the
regulation of the public traffic thereon.
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the City of
Victoria, as follows:
1. No person or persons shall ride or drive through any of the *?%]*£ fari«"»»UI««
Public Streets of the Citj' of Victoria, at a pace exceeding six
miles an hour, under a penalty not exceeding Five Dollars or such
imprisonment as the Stipendiary Magistrate may direct. Street obstniclin
injj the erection.
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2. No person or persons engaged or concerned in the erectionj
, repair or alteration of any building, cellar or sower within the]
City, shall be at liberty to  occupy moie than one-third of tha
wid"th of the street, in front of such building, cellar or sewer, with!
materials necessary for the erection, repair or alteration of suca
building, cellar or sewer, unless he or they shall obtain permission
from the Mayor and Council, or from the Street Committee of the]
, Council, so to do ; and such person or persons shall, if required]
by the Mayor and Council, or the Street' Committee,  erect sucq
a fence am place such beacon lights aroud or near to such buildl
ing, cellar or sewer, as shall, by the Mayor and Council or tha
„       Street Committee aforesaid, be deemed necessary to prevent acciJ
dents to person or animals.    And any person or persons neglectj
' in°- or refusrjjg to comply with the provisions of this Section, or ofl
Penalty. any order made in pursuance thereof, shall, upon conviction.be]
liable to a fine not exceeding Twenty Dollars.
Penalty for depositing 3. No person.shall throw or cause to be thrown or deposit. orJ
rubbish in public places. ^ny of the f00tpaths, sidewalks, highways, streets, thoroughfares!
or any public place within the City limits, any rubbish, filth, ashesl
offal, of any kind, or any substance which may be considered a
nuisance by the Mayor and Council aforesaid, under a penalty nol
exceeding Twenty-Five Dollars] or Ten days imprisonment, at dis-J
cretion of anjr Justice of the Peace, before whom such offender
shall be tried.
Obstructing thoroughfares.
Penalty
4. No person or persons shall interupt any highway or Publid
thoroughfare withiwlthe City limits, by erecting thereon any fence!
building, barricade, or obstruction of any nature or any kind, on
break up or disturb the surface of any Public street or highwaJ
unless by permission of the Mayor and Council or the Street Com!
mittee, on their behalf, and any street or highway so disturbed bj
the aforesaid permfiion shall, without delay, be put in as-good con J
dition by such person or persons as it was before the surfaoa
thereof was broken up or disturbed as aforesaid, and such porsr.r!
or persons shall, within a reasonable time, remove all surplus dirl
or rubbish that may have accumulated by reasons of breaking ug
or disturbing the surface of such public street or highway, and]
shall also keep such parts of such public street or highway as shall
have been broken up or disturbed by him or them, in good re-pair
for the space of three month's thereafter. And any person or perl
sons who shall be guilty of a breach of the provisions of this Seel
tion may, on conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeina
Fifty Dollars.
Penalty f.r throwing 5. Every person who in any thoroughfare or Public place of tha
toguini'ona'l»ewer,'e,tci!cesai(i City, shall throw or lay any. dirt, litter, glass, ashes, carrion j
fish, offal or rubbish, or throw or cause any such thing to go intd
any sewer, pipe or drain, or into any well, stream or water-coursel
or put the same into such a position that it may run into the harl
bour, or into any pond or reservoir for water, or cause any offansl
ive matter to run from any manufactory, stable, slaughter-house!
. butcher's shop, or dunghill, or any uncovered place, whether oJ
not surrounded by a fence or wall, shall be liable to a penalty nol
exceeding Twenty Dollars for each offence.
Penalty for emptying offensive ma'tpr I erween
the hours of six in the
morning and 8 in the
evening.
6. Every person -who shall empty, or begin to empty, any privj
or water closet within the said City, within the hours of six in tha
morning and eight in the evening, and who shall move along anfl
thoroughfare any night soil, soap-lees, ammonical liquor, or othe"|
such offensive matter, between the hours of six in the morning anj
eight in the evening, or who shall at any time use for ieich purl 21
•pose any cart or carriage not having a proper covering, or who
F shall wilfully or carelessly slop or spill any such offensive matter in
Pthe removal thereof, or who shall not carefully sweep or cleanse
1 any such place in which any such offensive matter shall have been
1 placed, spilled or dropped, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Twenty Dollars, or not more than Eight Days'imprisonment
for each offense.
7. Any person or persons who shall wilfully cut, hack, carve or penalty for damages to
-otherwise deface, or injure or destroy any bridge within the City bridges'e,c
>. limits, or who shall ride or drive over any such bridge at a pace
• faster than a walk, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding Ten
Dollars or to imprisonment in the Common Jail for a period not
I exceeding Four Days for each oflence.
8. No person or persons, owner or driver shall allow his or their Penalty for not fastening
horse or horses to remain standing in or upon any of the streetshorees in the stree,s
i or public places in this City without having the same securely
, fastened to a post or block of metal not weighing less than thirty
five pounds, or leaving some person in charge of the same, and any
i infraction of this section shall be punishable by a fine not exceed-
: ing Ten Dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding Four
Davs.
9. The Mayor and Council shall have power under this By-Law power to grade or im.
to grade, gravel, metal, or make any other improvements in anyprovo stleet3
street, alley or thoroughfare, within the City limits, whenever or
or wherever it shall be -deemed by them expedient.
10. When anj'street or portion of a street is graded,-gravelled MavoraTld Coajlcn may
or metalled it shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council, by an or- ordeSwners to grade,
d... -i       ti HHHHH i *i       i     l   gravel or metal street
er in writing, to order the owner or owners of any lot or lots abut- abutting on their lots.
ting on such street, or the agent or agents of such owner or owners,
to complete, at the expense of such owner or owners, the grading,
gravelling or metalling of that portion of the street abutting upon
his or their lot or lots, the grading, gravelling or metalling  of
which shall not have been completed by the Mayor and Council.
And in the event of any such person or persons neglecting or re- °n no"'c?nMi'"5:.^ „„„
-. . ,   J    * -. if, i!/-wi Mayor and Council may
fusing to comply with any such order for the space ot One day, or per f.™ wort at owners
such other period as may be specified in such notice, the saidCIpeM8'
Mayor and Council shall be at liberty to cause to be graded, gravelled or metalled the portion of such street so ordered to be graded, gravelled or metalled by the owner or owners of the lot or lots
abutting thereon; and the expense, costs and charges thereof,-
shall be recoverable at law from such owner or owners ; and if
such expenses, costs and charges be not paid by such owner or
owners or his or their aa-eht or agents, within  seven days after
notice in writing, of the amount thereof
or of any judgment re
covered in respect of such expenses, costs and charges, shall not
be paid at once, the amount of such expenses, costs and charges
of such judgment may be registered as a claim against the lot or
lots abutting upon such street, the owner or owners of which shall
have been ordered and failed as aforesaid to grade, gravel or metal
the said street or some portion thereof.
11. If the owners of two-thirds in value of lots in or abutting on owners of two-thirds in
any street or any portion thereof, in the City of Victoria, shall ™»6jf^,»i^ienfe»»
sign a requisition calling upon the Municipal Council to grade, maining one-third,
macadamise, pave, fence, drain, water, light, sweep, lay down
side-walks, or otherwise improve the said street or portion thereof,
or if the occupiers of two-thirds of the lots abutting on any street or
portion of any street, shall sign a requisition calling upon the Repealed by Act. No  8
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Recovery of penalties.
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, Municipal Council to light, water, sweep or lay down side-walkl
' in any such street or portion of such street, (as the case may be)l
the said Municipal Council shall be empowered, after giving in
such manner as they alone shall deem expedient, not less than
seven day's notice of such intention to each of the owners or ocj
cupiers (as the case may be) of the"remaining one-third as shall
not have signed tue requisition, to levy, assess, and collect, a rata
(not to exceed the amount to be estimated .and mentioned in thafl
behalf in such requisition) upon the owners or occupiers (as the casa
may be) of the lots in and abutting on such street or portion ol
street, in order to carry out such improvements, and may applj
the rate when collected according to the prayer of such requisition!
the Municipal Council approving such requsition, in such manner!
as they may appoint by By-Law.
12. No person shall wantonly fire or set off or discharge ang
Sguns, pistols, cannons, squibs, crackers, or fireworks of any kind]
or description, nor shall wear or carry on the person any loadeck
fire-arms or dangerous weapons about the person within the City
limits under a penalty not exceeding Twenty-Five Dollars for each
offence.
13. Any person or persons failing to comply with any Provisiori
of this By-Law, or any part thereof, shall be subject to the penall
ties herein stated, and such penalties shall be recoverable summarl
ily before any Justice of the Peace having Jurisdiction within thel
limits of the said City, or other persons specially mentioned in this
By-Law.
This Bv-Law mav be cited for all purposes as "The Victoria
Street By-Law, 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council this 4th day oi June, 1873.
WILLIAM DALBT, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh, Clerk to the Municipal Council.
Dut
No.  IO.
ANNO TR1CESIMO SEPTTMO.
Municipal By-Law to regulate  the  duties  of the Water GommissA
ioner.
[June 28th, 1873.J
WHEREAS it is expedient to regulate and define the duties of
'. the Commissioner appointed under "The Corporation ofl
Victoria Water-works Act, 1873;"
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the CorJ
poration of the City of Victoria as follows:
ies of commissioner,    1. The said Commissioner shall, subject to the approval and
control of the Mayor and Council aforesaid, design, construct!
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build, purchase, improve, hold and generally maintain, manage
and conduct Water Works and all buildings, matters, machinery
and appliances therewith connected or necessary thereto, for the
purpose of condneting a sufficient quantity of pure and wholesome
water from Elk Lake and Beaver Lake to the adjacent City of Victoria for the use of the inhabitants thereof, and shall examine,
consider and decide upon all mater3 relative thereto.
2. The said Commissioner shall keep separate books and accounts commissioner sha'i k.eP
of the receipts and disbursements for or on account of the con-a "to'i; subject to the
struction of the said Water Works distinct from the books and La'ltXciu ""Mayw
accounts relating to the other property, funds, or assets belonging
to the said Water Works, and a record of all his official acts; and
all such books and records shall be open to the inspection and examination of the Mayor and Council, or any of them, or any person or persons appointed by them for that purpose.
3. The said Commissioner shall, at least twice in each month-commissioner shall Pre-
during the construction of ihe said Water Works, attend thepeortt.'"iemi"mua""y re-
Mayor and Council in Committee, and report to them in writing ■
the progress of such Water Works and such information respecting the same as they may require.
4. The said Commissioner shall,  on or before the 31st day of *"<">*' Report to be pre-
_ ,        . , , , ,      ,_•'        s'nted ot rents, profits,
December in eacn year, cause a return to  be made to the Mayor tenants, etc , to tuBqp
and Council of the affairs of the  said Water Works, showing auor!Uion
statement of the amounts of the rents, issues and profits aSging from
the said Water Works, the number of tenants suf»p«d with water,
the extent and value of the ^movable  and unmovable property
thereunto belonging, the amount of debentures then issued and re-of Debentures,
maiaing unredeemed and uncancelled, and the interest paid thereon or yet due and unpaid, and the state of the sinking fund, the
expenses of collection and management, and all other contingen-0rnxpen-es.
cies, salaries of officers and servants, the cost of repairs, improvements and alterations, the prices paid for the acquisition of any
real estate that may be required for the use of the said Water
Works, and generally such a statement of the revenue and expenditure of the said Water Works as'will at all times afford complete or general state,
knowledge of the state of the affairs of the said Water Works.
5. The said Commissioner shall give security in bonds to theSecuritJ,b5Commissioner
amount of two thousand dollars, to be approved by the Mayor and
Council, for the faithful performance of his duties.
6. The said Commissioner shall, whilst he shall continue to be t-emunoration to c m-
employed and during the construction of the said Water Works, me^°ud by By-Law.
receive as remuneration a salary at the rate of Eighteen Hundred m 22
Dollars per annum, payable by equal monthly instalments.
7. The duties of the said Commissioner shall,  subject to thisBunher duties of com-
By-Law, be such as are further defined in "The Corporation Of""sso,,er-
Victoria Water Works Act, 1873."
8. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as " The By-Law su rt Title
'Defining the Duties of the Water Commissioner, 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council this 28th day of June, 1873.
WM. DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council, Victoria, B. C. 24
No. I I.
ANNO TRKrESIMO  SEPTTMO.
Municipal By-Law respecting the Duties and Compensation oj\
the City Surveyor and Engineer of the Water Works.
Preamble. Be i enacte(j by tne Mayor and Council of the Corporation of!
the City of Victoria, as follows:
powers of City surveyor. M The City Surveyor shall execute all surveys and prepare all
plans and specifications of the works from time to time, required!
by the Mayor and Council of the said City, and superintend, direct!
and inspect all such works subject to the approval and control of!
the said Mayor and Council.
Keep a record of surveys    2. The City Surveyor shall also carefully compile and prep'ara
from time to time a record of all surveys and plans so executed]
and prepared by him, for the use of the Mayor and Council; andl
,  all such records, surveys, and plans, and the field notes relating
thereto shall be the property of the Corporation.
Powers of the Engineer. 3. The Engineer of the Water Works shall execute all surveys!
and prepare all plans and Specifications of works required in tha
construction, maintenance or improvement of the Water Works!
and superintend, direct and inspect all such works subject to tha
instructions of the Water Commissioner.
Engineer shall examine 4. The Engineer of the Water Works shall also whenever rel
mnissione"tiie^ate'of'the<luire<i °y the Water Commissioner examine all or any of thl
work» Water Works already constructed and report to him the conditio:!
thereof and any improvements, repairs, or alterations that mal
seem necessary or exnedient.
Surveys, plans, etc . the
property of the Corpor-
aUon-
5. All surveys, plans, and reports prepared by the Engineer ol
the Water Works as aforesaid, and the field notes relating theretl
shall be the property of the Corporation.
Remuneration to Survey.     6- The compensation or salary of the City Surveyor and Engl
or and Engineer.- neer of the Water Works together for the performance of the dutia
Amended by By-Law, no hereinbefore specified is hereby fixed at the sum of One Hundrel
and Fifty Dollars per month.
Short Title
7. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The City SuJ
veyor and Water Works Engineer By-Law, 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council on the 9th day of July, A. Da
1873. "
WM. DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council, B. C. m
No.   12.
ANNO   TRIGESIMO   SEPTTMO.
Municipal By Law to define the duties and fix the remuneration of ■
the Clerk of the Municipal Council, and Clerk of the i'olice
Mi--   Court.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of -Victoria as follows:
1. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Municipal Council of Duties of the Municipal
this Corporation: ' . Clark defined.
(a) To convene all special meetings of the Municipal Council:    to convene special meet-
' 1 ° r ings.
(6) To attend all meetings of the Municipal Council, whether
regular or special, and to take and enter proper minutes of the Sttend and take min-
proceedings of all such meetings, and prepare and draw Uputesofauon-
in proper form all resolutions proposed or suggested at any
such meeting:
I c) To give the necessary and proper notices to the Councillors To notify councillors of
cil .. j?j.inr       •   ■      \    r\ -i i -i   such meetings and their
• of ail meetings ot the Municipal Council except regular ad- object
journed- meetings, and to state in such notices the subject
matter of the business for which the meeting is called: 1
(d) To conduct all the correspondence of the Municipal Council to act as correspondent
subject to the control and direction of the Mayor and Council:
(e) To prepare and complete all such agreements and contracts® prep ire aii documents
between the Corporation and any person or persons, body ore c'
bodies corporate, as may from time to time be required, and
all bonds and securities to be required by any officer or contractor with the Corporation:
(/) To prosecute or defend, under the direction of the MayorToc"n4oc";!11 *,?"•'p:
\*/  ' ? , . , ,. ,J      ceedings a' the direction
and Council, all actions, suits and proceedings by or against of the Mayor & council
the Corporation or in any manner affecting the property or
rights of the Corporation:
(a) To keep proper books of accounts and records of the trans-To keep accounts ot an
'     ,- -t j £j.i./~i i.*       business transactions
actions, receipts, payments, and property ot the Corporation
in such manner and form as shall from time to time be required by the Finance Committee.of the Municipal Council.
(/i) To do and perform all such other acts* and duties as are im- ™eS'0'y™he
posed upon him by any of the acts, ordinances or by-laws now
in force or which may properly be included in or relate to the
duties of the Clerk of the Municipal Council of the Corpl|ll§|
ation:
(i) To give and execute to the Corporation forthwith, and from security by him.
time to time, such security by way of bond or bonds for the
true and faithful performance of his duties as herein denned
as shall be required and approved by the Mayor and Council.
2. The remuneration of such Clerk of the Nunieipal Council for Remuneration to cierk
the true and faithful performance of the duties hereinbefore defined shall be at the rate of §1,080 per annum.
DUTIES   OF   THE   CLERK   OF   THE   POLICE   COURT.
3. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Police Court for the Su"es»f raffef th8
City of Victoria:
(a) To take down and enter in the Charge Book all charges pre- General duties,
ferred and being or reasonably supposed to be within the jur-
duties ini-
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isdiction of the Police Magistrate for the said City, and also to
write out and issue all informations, summonses, warrants and
other process required to be written out and issued from the
said Police Court.
(b) To attend the Police Magistrate of the said City at the Police
Court whenever required and take down and properly attest
the depositions and evidence that may be given in each case
coming before such Police Magistrate, and make out, enter,
and record all remands, convictions, commitments and orders
of such Police Magistrate:
(c) To receive all fines imposed by such Police Magistrate and
all- fees payable upon any process or proceedings issued or
taken under his authority, and keep an account thereof in a
cash book to be kept for that purpose, and to pay over all such
fines and fees to the Collector of the said Corporation when
and so often as the sums so received shall amount to $100, and
to take the receipt of the said Collector for the same.
d) To do and perform all such other acts and duties belonging
to the office of the Clerk of the Police Court for the said City and
reasonably required by the said Police Magistrate,.and in the
performance of all or any of the duties hereinbefore defined,
to act jinder the instructions of such Police Magistrate,
(e) To give and execute to the Corporation forthwith, and from
time to time such security by way of bond or bonds for the :
faithful performance of his duties as herein defined as shall
be required and approved by the Mayor and Council.
Remuneration to cierk.    4. The remuneration of the Clerk of the Police Court for the said
City for the performance of his duties as herein defined, shall be at i
the rate of $480 per annum.
To attend the P M ,
test depositions, etc.
To receive fines and fees.
When fees amount to
$100 to be handed over to
the Collector
Sundry duties.
Security b-y him
Sh rt Title
5. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as | The City
Clerk and Police Court'Clerk By-Law, 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council on the 16th day of July, A. D. 1873.
WILLIAM DALBT, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh, Clerk to the Municipal Council, B. C.
No.  13.
ANNO  TRICESIMO  SEPTTMO.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.
By Law for raising a Municipal Reoenue.
[20th August, 1873.]
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
Victoria, as follows:—
xofonepe- cent.  „.
ti estate within origi- owners of real estate
1 city limits.
There shall be raised levied and collected upon and from all
. (inclflfiing improvements thereon),  within
the limits of the MunicipaUty, as defined by the Letters Patent \
issued by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, on the twenty-fifth
day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand ei°bt hun- 27
dred and seventy-three, except real estate exempt from taxation
under " The Municipality Act, 1872," a tax for the period of ten
months ending on the thirty-first day of December, in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, at the
rate of one per centum on the assessed value of such, real estate.
2. There shall be raised, levied and collected upon and from allTaxof^PeT,oent °"
«-, /'it' ,      r, v .   .-.    real estate within extend-
owners of real estate, (including improvements thereon), outside edcny limits
the limits aforesaid, but within the extended limits of this Municipality, as defined by the Letters Patent issued by the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council, on the ninth day of May, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, except real
estate exempt from taxation under " The Municipality Act, 1872," a
tax for the period of six months, ending on the thirty-first day of
December, 1873, at the rate of one-half of one per centum on the
assessed value of such real estate.
3. The aforesaid taxes shall be due and payable to the Collector Taxes due 1st Sept isra.
of the Municipal Council at his office in the. City Council Chambers,
Broad Street, Victoria, on the first day of September, 1873.
4. The assessment roll of the Municipality for the time being inspection of Assessment
may be inspected by any person at all reasonable times free of
charge.
5. Any notice required to be served on any person in respect of service of notices,
any tax under this By-Law may be served either personally or by
leaving the same at the usual or last known place of abode or
business of such person, or by depositing the same in the Post
Office at Victoria, addressed to such person, at his or her usual or
last known place of abode or business, or in case such person is
unknown or cannot be found, by affixing a copy of such notice to
some conspicuous part of the property in respect of which such
tax shall be payable.
6. The person who shall appear on the Assessment Roll of theD<mmlion,,fowner-
Municipality for the time being as the owner of any real estate,
shall, for the purpose of this By-Law, be deemed to be such owner,
and in case the name of the owner of any real estate assessed in
such roll shall not appear therein and shall not be known, such
real estate and the owner thereof shall nevertheless be subject and
liable to the provisions of this By-Law.
7. In case any tax or sum of money payable under this By-Law interest onunpaidtaxes.
shall remain unpaid for one calendar month after the same  shall-
have become due and payable, interest thereon at the rate of twelve
pei cent, per annum shall thenceforth be added thereto and be
due and payable as part of such tax.
8. In case anv tax or sum of money payable under this By-Law Registration of charge in
11, . J     . ,   „ ».        ,, l-ni l      respect of unpaid taxes.
shall remain unpaid for one year after ihe same shall have become v
due and payable, the amount of such tax or sum of money, and
the interest thereon as aforesaid, and the costs of. registation,
shall at any time thereafter on the application in writing of the
Clerk of the Municipal Council, be registered in the Land Office
irj Victoria as a charge against the real estate in respect of which
such tax became due and payable, and the amount of such charge
shall thenceforth bear interest at the rate of eighteen per cent
per annum.
9. In case the amount of any such charge and interest shall not Power to sen real estate
be paid and satisfied within three years after the date of the regis-for uopald taxes'
tration thereof, as  aforesaid, the Mayor and Council may,   after 28
Power to convey.
Application of proceeds
of sale.
Rules for
By-Law.
onsti uing
Short Title
notice once a month in three successive months in some news*
paper published in the City of Victoria aforesaid, cause the re j
estate subject to such charge to be sold by public auction.
10. After such sale the Mayor for the time being of the said
Corporation may, and he is hereby empowered to convey and as*
sure the real estate so sold to the purchaser or purchasers thereof
in fee simple free from incumbrances.
11. The proceeds  of such sale shall be held by the  Mayor anS
Council for the owner of the land sold after payment thereof of
the expenses attending such sale, and of the tax charge and inter!
est then due in respect of such land.
12. In the construction of this By-Law words importing thw
singular number, or the masculine gender only, shall be under*
stood to include several matters as well as one matter, and several
persons as well as one person, and bodies corporate as well as inf
dividuals, and females as well as males, and words importing the
plural number shall be nnderstood to apply to oae matter as well
as more than one, unless such meaning shall be repugnant to or
inconsistent with the context.
13. This By-Law may  be cited A or all purposes  as the "City of
Victoria Municipal Property By-Law, 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council the 20th day of August, A.D. 187{J
Wm. Leigh, WM. DALBY, Mayor. 1
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
Victoria, R, C, August 20th, 1873.
A. D   1873.
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No.  14.
ANNO  TRICESIMO  SEPTIMO.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.
By-Law for regulding Vehicles kept for Hire and Gain.
\y HEREAS it is expedient to regulate vehicles kept for hire and
"     gain in the   City of Victoria^ so as to prevent them   fro*
encumbering the streets,
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Cof
poration of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. That the following described places shall be the only stands
on which it shall be lawful to place for hire buggies, carriagS
coaches, cabs or such like vehicles, namely:—
Along the centre of Yates Street from Government Strefl
westward, along the west side of Broad Street from Yatffi
Street southward, and Bastion Square; the vehicles to be in
single line.
2. That the following described places shall be the only .stands
for which it shall be lawful to place for hire express wao-gorH
carts, or such like vehicles, namely:—
Along the centre of Government Street from Yates Strel
northward, and along the south side of Fort Street from Gol
eminent Street westward, and that such vehicles be in single
line. 29
3. That no person having charge of any buggy, carriage, coach, RuieofConductonthe
cab,  cart, waggon, or other vehicle kept for gain, as aforesaid,8treet
shall wantonly snap or flourish his whip, nor at any time needlessly
leave such buggy, coach, carriage, cab, cart, wagon or other
vehicle, nor shall he make use of any obscene or impertinent
language of any kind whatsoever, while in charge thereof.
4. That no driver, carter, or cabman, or other person, shall un- Topreventerueity.
reasonably or cruelly beat, or otherwise ill-use any horse or animal
under his care within the said City.
5. That any person guilty of any infraction of any of the pro- Penalty for infringement
visions  of this By-Law, shall, on conviction before the PoliceofBy"^^S
Magistrate, or other Justice of the Peace, for the said City, forfeit, at the discretion of the Police Magistrate or Justice of the
Peace convicting, a sum of meney not exceeding $25 00 for each
| offence, and in default of payment of any such fine, together with
costs of prosecution, it shall be lawful for the Police Magistrate or
other Justice of the Peace convicting as aforesaid, to issue his or
their warrant to levy the amount of fine and costs by distress and
sale of the offenders goods and chatties, and in case no sufficient distress to satisfy the amount of fine and costs shall be found,  it
shall be lawful for the Police Magistrate or Justice of the Peace as
I aforesaid   to commit the offender to the Common Gaol for any
I period not exceeding one month.
6. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The Vehicles sh rt Title
Regulation By-Law 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council this 10th day of September, 1873.
WM. DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council, B. C.
No.  15.
ANNO TR1GESIMO SEPTTMO.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.
By-Law to regulate the Wharves within the City and the  Traffic
therewith.
[February 4fn, 1874. J
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. Every owner, occupier, manager, or person having or exercising the control of any wharf within the City, shall at all times
keep such wharf and the approaches thereto, in good and sufficient
repair, order and management, and shall keep the same well and
sufficiently lighted, and shall provide and at all times have ready
for use on such wharf, such and so many life buoys and gangplanks as the said Mayor and Council, or any officer acting under
their authority, shall from time to time require.
2. Any person, or persons, failing to comply with any provision
or any part thereof of this By-Law, shall be punished in a summary way by a fine not exceeding Fifty Dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding  one  month,   at the discretion of any Police 30
Magistrate or Justice of the Peace having jurisdiction within the t
Municipality.
3. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The Wharves'
Regulation By-Law, 1874."
Passed the Municipal Council on the 4th day of February, 1874.
WM. DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh, Clerk to the Municipal Council, B. C.
No.   16.
ANNO  TRIGESIMO   SEPTIMO.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA
Municipal By- Law to regulate the Scale of Costs payable or to be
taken in Cases of Distress under " Die, Municipality Act)
Amendment Act, 1873."
["18th March, 1874.]
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria, B. C, as follows:— .
In all cases of Distress for Taxes under the above mentioned Act,
the costs shall be regulated, payable and taken according to the following scales:
(a) Where tha sum due shall not exceed $100.
Warrant $2 50
Man in possession, per day   2 50
(b) Where the sum due shall exceed $100.
Warrant $4 00
Man in possession, per day   2 50
ThiaJjBy-Law maybe cited for all purposes as "The Distress]
Regulation By-Law, 1874."
Passed the Municipal Council on the 18th day of March, A. D.
1874.
WM. DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Munisrpal Council, Victoria, B. C.
No. 17.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.
A  By-Ijaw to regul'tteMhe Storage,   Carriage and Disposal of
Gun powder and other Combustible Matter.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
e City of Victoria as follows:
the
1. ^No person or persons shall have or convey at any one time
within the limits of the said City in any waggon, cart, dray, or
other carriage or vehicle, or keep in any house, store, bnilding or! 31
curtilage to a building within the limits aforesaid more than Fifty
pounds in weight of gun-powder, guD-cotton, giant-powder, nitroglycerine, or other explosive matter of a similar nature.
2. Every person committing a breach of the regulations herein
contained, or any part thereof, shall be liable on conviction thereof in a summary manner before any Police Magistrate, Stipendiary
Magistrate or Justice of the Peace having jurisdiction within the
limits aforesaid, to a fine not exceeding $25 and costs.
Passed the Municipal Council this 22nd day of July, 1874.
(Signed) WM. DALBY, Mayor.
L. S.   5- Corporate Seal attached this 22nd day of July, 1874.
(Signed;
Wm. Leigh, C. M. C.
No.   18.
ANNO TRIGESIMO  septimo.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.
1X7HEREAS it is expedient to purchase certain lands within the
V V    Limits of the City of Victoria as a site for a Municipal Hall,
andsuch  other buildings  as may be  required for Corporate purposes in the said City of Victoria;
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the City of
Victoria:
1. It shall and may be lawful for the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria to purchase and hold in the
name of the Corporation of the City of Victoria and for Corporate
purposes all and singular Lots Numbers 1249 and 1250, in the
City of Victoria as shown upon the Official Map thereof at a sum
or price not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars to be paid out of the
General Revenue of the said City.
2. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The Victoria
Municipal Land By-Law, 1874.
Passed the Municipal Council this 26th day of August, A.D. 1874.
WILLIAM DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh, Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No.  19.
ANNO  TRIGESIMO  OCTAVO.
VICTORS   REGINM.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA, B. C.
By-Law making all By- Laws now in force applicable to the Extended City Limits.
WHEREAS by Letters Patent dated the Ninth day May, A. D.
IT    1873, under the great Seal of the Province of British Columbia, the Limits of the  Corporation of the  City of Victoria as they
then existed were extended. 3-2
AND WHEREAS doubts have arisen as to whether the By-laws
in force at the date of the said Letters Patent apply to the newly
Incorporated Limits; and  it is expedient to remove such doubts.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and  Councillors of  the-|
City of Victoria as follows:
1. That all By laws of the Corporation of  the City of Victoria
in force  at the date  of the said Letters Patent shall, subject to.
any amendments  since  made  thereto, be   deemed to  apply and
extend and are hereby declared to apply and extend to the additional Limits of the City of Victoria, as established by the said ;
Letters Patent.
2. This By-law may be cited for all purposes as the Extended
Limits By-law, 1874.
Passed the Municipal Council this 18th day of November, A. D.
1874
WM. DALBY. Mayor.
W. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No. 20.
ANNO   TRIGESIMO   SEPTTMO.
VICTORIA   REG IN M.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA, B. C.
A By-Law to regulate Ike Election of the Mayor and Councillorsi
for the City of Victoria, in the year 1875.
\,\7HEREAS, the first section of the Municipality Amendmentj
i Act, 1874, provides (among other things) that in every city J
being a municipality, a Mayor shall be elected annually. And!
that such election take place at the same time and place as the!
nomination of Councillors, and the polling (if any) at such elec-^l
tion shall be had and taken at such time and place, or times and!
places, as the Council shall by By-Law appoint.
AND WHEREAS, by the said Act it is further provided  that!
the voting for Councillors and Mayor, in every Municipality, shall
be by ballot.
AND WHEREAS, it is expedient that a time and place for the!
election of a Mayor for the City of Victoria, for the Municipal!
year, now next ensuiDg, shall be fixed, and that provisions should!
be made for the polling (if any   of votes at the said election.
Beit therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Cor-j
poration of the City of Victoria as follows:—
1. The election of a Mayor for the Municipality  of the City off
Victoria shall take place at the same time  as the election of CounJ
cillors for the said  City; that is to say, on the  second Monday in
January next; and such  election shali commence at twelve o'clocll
noon on the same day. 33
2. The nomination of candidates for the respective • offices of
Mayor and Councillors of the City of Victoria shall take place at
the City Council Chambers.
3. The Returning Officer of Yates street Ward shall on the day
of nomination, at noon, nominate such persons as shall be put in
nomination, in that behalf, by some duly qualified voter, as candidates for the said offices, as the case may be. A show of hands
shall then take place, and the said Returning Officer shall thereupon declare which of the candidates, has or have been elected,
by the show of hands.
4. In case a poll shall  be  duly demanded at the election of a
Mayor, the  vote of the electors  shall be  taken by ballot at the
following voting places in the several  Wards of the  City, hers||||
after specified,
In Johnson Street Ward, at Johnson near Government Street,
I>i Yates Street Ward, at Council Chambers.
In James Bay  Ward, at near cor. Broitghton and Governmen
Streets,
And tJie said Poll shall  be opened at 10 o'clock   A.   M., and
close at 4 o'clock P. M.
5. In case a poll shall be duly demanded at the election of
Councillors for any ward in this city, the vote of the electors entitled to vote in such Ward, shall be taken on the following
day, and at the following places, that is to say:—
In Johnson Street Ward, at Johtison near Government Street.
In Totes Street Ward, at Council Chambers.
In James Bay  Ward, at near cor. Broughton and Government
Streets.
And the said Pull shall be opeued al 10 o'clock A. M., and close
at 4 o'clock P. M^
6. In case of a poll at an election, the votes shall be given by
ballot. Tiie ballot of each voter shall consist of a paper (in this
By-Law called a ballot paper) showing the names and descriptions
of the candidates. Each ballot paper shall have a number printed
on the back, and shall have attached a counterfoil with the same
number printed on the face. At the time of voting the ballot
paper shall be marked on both sides with an official mark and delivered to the voter within the polling station, and the number of
such voter on the register or list of Municipal voters shall be
marked on the counterfoil, and the voter having secretly marked
his vote on the paper and folded it up so as to conceal his- vote,
shall place it in a closed box in the presence of the officer presiding at the polling station after having first shown to him the official mark on the back.
7. Any ballot paper which has not on its back the official mark,
or on which votes are given to more candidates than the voter is
entitled to vote for, or on which anything except the said number
on the back is written or marked, by which the voter can be identified shall be void and not counted.
8. After the close of the poll, the ballot boxes shall be closed
up so as to prevent the insertion of additional ballot papers, and
shall be taken charge of by the returning officer for Yates Street
Ward, and that officer shall, in the presence of such of the candi-
raa .34
dates as may be in attendance, or their agents, and of. the returning officers, open the ballot-boxes and ascertain the result of the
poll by counting the votes given to each candidate, and shall forth!
with declare to be elected the candidates or candidate to whom tha,
majority of votes have been given.
9.    Where an equality of votes is found to exist between ana
candidates at an election, and the addition of a vote would entitle!
any of such candidates to be declared elected, the returning officei|
shall give such additional vote, but shall not in any other case be
entitled to vote at an election for which he is returning officer.
This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the  Municipal!
Elections, Regulations and Ballot Act, 1875.
1. If any candidate nominated during the time appointed for thej
election is withdrawn, the returning officer of the Ward in whicfa
such nomination shall take place shall give public notice of  the
name of such candidate as well as of the candidates who  stood I
nominated or were elected.
2. The returning officer in each Ward shall forthwith publish al
notice in the form in the second schedule to this By-Law, of tha
name of the person nominated as a candidate or candidates byl
placarding or causing to be placarded the name of each candidate!
in a conspicuous position outside the building in which the room*
is situate appointed for the election.
3. Each polling station shall be furnished with such number ofl
compartments in which.the voters can mark their votes, screened!
from observation as the returning officer thinks necessary, so thaS
at least one compartment be provided for every one hundred and
fifty electors, entitled to vote at such polling station,
4. A separate room or separate booth may contain a separata
polling station, or several polling stations may be constructed in
the same room or booth.
5. The Returning Officer shall give public notice of the situation
of polling stations, and the description of voters entitled to votS
at each station, and of the mode in which electors are to vote.
6. The Clerk of the Municipal Council shall provide each polling station with materials for voters to mark the ballot papers™
with instruments for stamping thereon the official mark, and wittS
copies of the register of voters. He shall keep the official mar«
secret, and an interval of not less than seven years shall intervenes
between the use of the same official mark at elections for the samS
Ward.
7. The Returning Officer in each Ward shall personally attend
and shall keep order at his station, shall regulate the number on
electors to be admitted at a time and shall exclude all other personS
except the Clerks, the agents of the candidates, and the constables
. on duty.
8. Every ballot paper shall contain a list of the candidates described and arranged alphabetically in the order of their surnames
and (if there are two or more candidates with the same surnames
of their other names.     It shall b'e in form set forth in the second!
schedule to this By-Law, or as near thereto as circumstances admit, and shall be capable of being folded up. 35
9. Every ballot box shall be so constructed that the ballot
papers can be introduced therein, but cannot be withdrawn therefrom without the box being unlocked. The presiding officer at
any polling station just before the commencement of the poll,
shall show the ballot box empty to such persons, if any, as may be
present in the station, so that they may see that it is empty, and
shall then lock it up and place his seal upon it in such manner as
to prevent its being opened without breaking such seal, and shall
place it in his view for the receipt of ballot papers and keep it so
locked and sealed.
10. Immediately before a ballot paper is delivered to an elector
it shall be marked on both sides with the official mark, either
stamped or perforated, and the number, name and description of
the elector as stated in the copy of the register shall be called
out and the number of such elector shall be marked on the counterfoil, and a mark shall be placed in the register against the number of the elector to denote that he has received a ballot paper, but
without showing the particular ballot paper which he has received.
11. The elector on receiving the ballot paper shall forthwith
proceed into one of the compartments in the polling stations, and
there mark his paper and fold it up so as to conceal his vote, and
shall then put his ballot paper so folded up into the ballot box.
12. The returning officer in each ward on the application of any
voter who makes such a declaration as hereinafter mentioned, that
he is unable to read, shall in the presence of the agents of the
candidates, cause the vote of such voter to be marked on a ballot
paper in manner directed by such voter, and the ballot paper to be
placed in the box, and the name and number on the register of
voters of every voter whose vote is marked in pursuance of this
rule; and the reason why it is so marked shall be entered on a list
in this By-Law called the list of votes marked by the returning
officer.
The declaration in this By-Law referred to as "the declaration
of inability to read" shall be made by the voter at the time of polling before the returning officer,-who shall attest it in the form
hereinafter mentioned, and no fee, stamp or other payment shall
be charged in respect of such declaration, and the said declaration
shall be given to the returning officer at the time of voting.
13. If a person representing himself to be a particular elector
named on the list of voters applies for a ballot paper after another
person has voted as such elector, the applicant shall be entitled to
mark a ballot paper in the same manner .as any other voter, but
the ballot paper (in this By-Law called a tendered ballot paper)
shall be of a colour differing from the other ballot paper's, and
instead of being put into the ballot box, shall be given to the returning officer, and endorsed by him with the name of the voter
and his number in the register of votes, and set aside in a separate
packet, and shall not be counted by the returning officer. And
the name of the voter and his number on the register shall be entered on a list in this By-Law called -'the tendered voter list."
14. A voter who has inadvertantly dealt with his ball at paper in
such manner that it cannot be conveniently used as a ballot paper
may, on delivering to the Returning Officer the ballot paper so inadvertantly dealt with, and proving the fact of the inadvertance to
the satisfaction of the Returning Officer, obtain another ballot
paper in place of the ballot paper so delivered up (in this By-Law
called a spoilt ballot paper) and the spoilt ballot paper shall be immediately cancelled. '36
15. The Returning Officer in each Ward as soon as practica ble
after the close of the poll, shall in  the presence of the agents of
any of the candidates or candidate, if they should desire to be,
present  make up into separate . packets sealed with his own seaj
and the seal of such agents of the candidates as desire to affix theiij
seals:
1. Each ballot box at use at his station, unopened, but with the
key attached; and
2. The unused and spoilt ballot papers, placed together; and
3. The tendered ballot papers; and
4. The marked copies of the register of voters; and the counterfoils of the ballot papers; and
5. The'tendered votes list and the list of votes marked by the|
presiding officer, and a statement of the number of the voters
whose votes are so marked by the returning officer under the
head "unable to read" and the declarations of inability to read;;
and shall deliver such packets to the returning officer of Yates|
Street Ward.
16. The packets shall be accompanied by a statement made bj«
such returning officer, showing the number  of ballot papers entrusted to him. and accounting for them under the heads of ballot papers in the ballot box, unused,  spoilt, and tendered  ballon
papers, which statement is in this By-Law referred to as " the bal-1
lot paper account."
17. The candidates may respectively appoint agents in the manner hereinbefore mentioned, to attend the counting of the votes.
18. The returning officer for Yates Street Ward shall make arrangements for counting the votes in the. presence of the agents of
any of the candidates as soon as practicable after the close of thejj
poll; and shall give to the agents of any of the candidates appointed to attend at the counting of the votes, notice in writing of the
time and place at which he will begin to count the same.
19. The returning officer of Yates Street Ward,  his assistants
and clerks and the agents af the candidates, and the candidates orj
any of them; and no other person except with the sanction of the
returning officer of Yates  Street  Ward, may be present at tha
counting of the votes.
20. Before the said'returning officer proceeds to count the votes j
he shall in the presence of the agents of the candidates open eaclM
ballot box and taking out the papers therein shall count and record*
the numbers thereof ; and then mix together the whole of the balJ
lot papers contained in the ballot boxes. The 3aid returning officer while counting and recording the number of ballot papers, and
counting the votes, shall keep the ballot papers with their facej
upwards and take all proper precautions for preventing any perJ
son from seeing the numbers printed on the backs of such papers.;!
21. The returning officer shall so far as practicable proceed conM
tinuously with counting the votes allowing only reasonable time
for refreshment. '
22. The said returning officer shall endorse '' rejected " on an v
ballot paper which he may reject as invalid and shall add to the
endorsement "rejection objected to" if an objection be in fact
made by any agent to his decision. The said returning officer
shall report to the Clerk o; the Municipal.Council the number of- 3T
ballot papers rejected and not counted by him under the several
heads of
1. Want of official mark.
2. Voting for more candidates than entitled to.
3. Writing or mark by which voter could be identified.
14. Unmarked or void for uncertainty; and shall on request allow
any agents of the candidates before such report is sent to copy
it.   .
23. Upon the completion of the counting, the said returning
officer shall .seal upon separate packets the counted and repeated
ballot papers. He shall not open the sealed packet of tendered
ballot papers, or marked copy of the register of voters and counterfoils but shall proceed in the presence of the agents of the candidates to verify the ballot paper, account given by each presiding
officer by comparing it with the number of ballot papers recorded
by him as a foresaid ; and the unused and spoilt ballot papers in
his possession, and the tendered votes list, and shall re-seal each
sealed packet after examination. The said returning officer shall
report to the Clerk of the Municipal - Council the result of such
verification and shall on request allow any agents of the candidates
before such report is sent to copy it.
24. Lastly, the returning officer shall forward to the Clerk of
the Municipal Council all the boxes and papers aforesaid, endorsing on each packet a description of its contents, and the date of
the election to which they relate and the name of the Ward for
which such election was held.
25. The Clerk of the Municipal Council shall retain for a year
all documents relating to an election forwarded to him in pursuance of this By-Law by a returning officer, and then unless otherwise directed by the Municipal Council shall cause them to be
destroyed.
26. No person shall be allowed to inspect any rejected ballot
papers in the custody of the Clerk of the Municipal Council, except
under the order of the Mayor or a Judge of the Supreme Court
of British Columbia, to be granted by such court on his being satisfied by evidence on oath that the inspection or production of
such ballot papers is required for the purpose of instituting or
maintaining a prosecution of an offence in relation to ballot papers
or for the purpose of a proceeding "questioning an election or return, and any such order for the inspection or production of
ballot papers may be made subject to such conditions as to persons, time, place, and mode of inspection .or production as the
Court making the same may think expedient; and shall be obeyed
by the Clerk of the Municipal Council. Any power given to a
Court by this rule may be exercised by any Judge at such Court at
Chambers.
27. No person shall, except by order of any tribunal, having
oognizance of proceedings complaining of undue returns or undue
election,"open the Scaled packets of" counterfoils after the same
have once been sealed up, or be allowed to inspect any counted
ballot papers in the custody of the Clerk of the Municipal Council;
such order may be made subject to such conditions as to persons,
time, place, and mode of opening or inspection as the tribunal
making the order may think expedient, provided that on making 36
and carrying into effect any such order, care shall be taken that the
madefl which any particular elector shall have voted shall not be :
discovered until he has  been proved to have voted, and his vote ^
has been declared by a competent court to be invalid.
28. All documents forwarded by the said returning officer inj
pursuance'of this By-Law to the Clerk of the Municipal CounciU
other than the ballot papers and counterfoils shall be open to pub-l
be inspection at such time, and under such regulations as may be-j
prescribed by the Clerk of the Municipal Council with the consent!
of the Mayor and the Clerk of the Municipal Council, shall supply!
copies of or extracts from the said documents to any person demanding the same on payment of sum fees; and subject to such
regulations as niay be sanctioned by the Mayor.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.
29. In .the case of a contested election for any Ward or for the!
office of Mayor, the returning officer in any Ward may in additioni
to and Clerks appoint competent persons® assist him in counting!
the votes.
30. No person shall be appointed by a returning officer for thd|
purposes of an election who has been employed by any other per 1
son in or about the election.
31. The returning officer may do by the deputy returning officea
or clerks appointed to assist him any act which he is required, or
authorized to do by this By-Law at a polling station.
32. A candidate  may himself undertake the duties which any!
agent of his if appointed might have undertaken or may assist him
agent in the performance of such duties,  and may be present at
any place at which his agent may in pursuance of this By-Law attend.   If such agent dies or becomes incapable of acting during the
time of the election the  candidate may appoint another agent in
his place, and shall forthwith give to the  returning officer notice!
in writing of the name and address of the agent so appointed.
33. Every returning officer or deputy returning officer, ancH
every official clerk, or agent authorized to attend at a polling stsM
tion, or at the counting of the votes shall before the opening of tha
poll make a statutory declaration of secrecy in the presence (if ha
is the returning officer) of a Justice of the Peace, and if he is &nM
other officer or an agent, of a Justice of the Peace or of the returna
ine officer.
34. Where in this By-Law any expressions are used requiring*
or authorizing or inferring that any act or thing is to be done in
the presence of the agents of the candidates, such expressions
shall be deemed to refer to the presence of such agents of the carij
didates as may be authorized to attend, and as have in fact attend!
ed at the time and place where such act or thing is being done,
and the non-attendance of any agents or agent at such time and!
place shall not, if such act or thing be otherwise duly done, in anS
wise invalidate the act or thing done. n
SECOND SCHEDULE.
List of Candidates nominated for Ward.
SURNAME.
OTHER NAME
ABODE,
RANK,   PROFESSION
OR   OCCUPATION,
HAYWARD
CHARLES
VICTORIA
MERCHANT.
1
GOWAN
•
CHARLES
NAN AIM 0
ATTORNEY.   1
DALBY
WILLIAM
CARIBOO
MINER.
(Signed)
A. B.,
Returning Officer.
FORM OF BALLOT PAPER.
COUNTERFOIL
No	
H
Note.—The Counter- «i«?
foi! is to have a number 1§F
to corresp -nd with that S£&
vSjSttae hack of the Bal- §*|
lot Paper. igj
1                         HAY WARD.
X
2
GOWAN.
i
3                           DALBY.
FORM OF BACK OF BALLOT PAPER.
No.
Election for Ward
Note—(The number on the ballot paper is to correspond with that
in the counterfoil.
DIRECTIONS AS TO PRINTING BALLOT PAPER.-
;.Nothing is to be printed on the ballot paper except in accordance with this Schedule.
The surname of each candidate, and if there are two or more
candidates of the same name also the other names of such candidates, shall be printed in large characters as shown in the form,
and the names addresses and descriptions and the number on the
back of the paper shall be printed in small characters. m
FORM OF DIRECTIONS FOR THE GUIDANCE OF THE VOTER IN -VOTING WHICH
SHALL BE PRINTED IN CONSPICUOUS CHARACTERS, AND PLACARDED 3
OUTSIDE EVERY POLLING STATION; AND IN EVERT COMPARTMENT OF
EVERY POLLING STATION:
The voter may vote for candidate.!
The voter will go into one of the compartments and with the!
pencil provided in the compartment, place a cross on the right;
hand side opposite the name of each candidate for whom he votes, I
thus X
The voter will then fold up the ballot paper so as to show the!
official mark on the back, and leaving the compartment will witbg
out. showing the front of the paper to any one, show the official
mark oirthe back to the"'presiding-ofncer, and then in-the presenca
of the presiding officer, put the paper into the ballot box anal
forthwith quit the polling station.
If the voter inadvertently spoils a ballot paper he can return in
to the officer who will, if satisfied of Such inadvertaney, give hina
another paper.
If the voter votes for more than-r candidate or places
any mark on the paper by which he may be afterwards identified*
his ballot paper will be void, and will not be counted.
.   If the voter takes a ballot paper out of the polling station, or
deposits in the ballot box any other paper than the one given him!
by the officer, he shall, on summary conviction before a Justice of
the Peace, be subject to imprisonment for any term not exceeding
six months.
Note.—These directions shall be illustrated by examples of tha
ballot paper
FORM OF DECLARATION OF INABILITY TO READ.
I, A. B., of M,-.being numbered  	
on the register of voters for Ward,, do
hereby declare that I am unable to read,
A. B.        his mark.
The day of	
I, the undersigned, being presiding officer at the	
 .polling station for the WardJ
do hereby certify that the .above declaration having been first read
to the above named .A. B., was signed by him, in my oresence,
with his mark.
Presiding officer for Polling Station for the:
Ward	
The ,.day of	
Signed
C. D..
Passed the Municipal.Council, December 30th, 1874.
WM. DALBY, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh, C. M. C. 41
No. 21.
ANNO  TRIGESIMO  OCTAVO.
VIO TO RIM   REGINJE.
THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA.
A By-Law for the Raising of a Municipal Revenue.
[May 12th, 1875.J
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria as follows:
1. From and after the passage of this by-law, the general municipal revenue of the city shall be raised, levied, and collected for
the use of the Corporation, from such sources as are hereinafter
provided. !
2. There  shall be raised,  levied, and collected,   in each year Amended by By LaWj
upon all the real and personal property mentioned in the Assess-No- moment Roll, for the time being in force in the city, an equal rate of
one per cent, on the assessed value thereof as appears by the said
roll.
3. The aforesaid taxes shall be due and payable by the person
or persons liable for the same, to the Collector of the Municipal
Council, at his office in the City Council Chambers, Broad street,
Victoria, on the first day of June in each vear.
Icenses as
4. Every person using any of the trades, occupations, profes-Trsde8i 4e I
sions, or business, in schedule A, hereunto annexed, particularlyin schedule a .
described, shall take out a periodical license for such period as in
the said schedule A, set out, paying therefor such periodical sum
as is there specified, which said sum shall respectively be paid in
advance^, to, and for the use of, the Corporation of the city of
Victoria and their successors.
5. No person shall use, practice, carry on or exercise any trade, Penalty for trading, *c,
, ■ ,, i -     xi -i i      i   i      a       -i        without a liceuse
occupation, protession, or business in the said schedule A, described or named, without having taken out and had granted to
him, her or them, a license in that behalf, under a penalty not
exceeding the sum of §250 for every such offence, together with the
amount which he should have paid for such license, which said
amount and penalty shall, for the purpose of recovery, be held
to be one penalty.
6. The licenses to be granted as aforesaid may be in the form in Form of license Schedule
schedule B, to this By-Law. and the  same are to be granted so as Repeft)e(i by By-Law.
to terminate on the 30th day of June and  the 31st daj'  of Decern-No 29.
ber, and no proportinate  deduction shall be made on  account of
any person or persons, commencing business between those dates.
No
license shall be granted to any person for the sale of LiquorHcenses; how
^wines, spirits' beer, or other fermented or intoxicating liquor by
retail, unless upon the certificate of a Justice of the Peace; which
said certificate shall be granted after specific and public application therefore, and after reasonable notice to such Justice, to be
given by the applicant, due regard being had in the grant by such
Justice of such certificate, to the requirement and convenience of
the public; aid except for the renewal of an expiring license, ho
such certificate shall be granted, unless the application therefor
be signed by  seventenths in number and vaiue,   of the owners or 4-2
Auctioneer's Returns
leaseholders of the property abutting upon the same street or
streets, and within the same block, as the premises named in suchj
certificate shall abut upon, and be within,   respectively; and suehj
certificate  may be in the form of schedule C; and such license fori
the sale of fermented and intoxicating liquor by retail, shall be]
granted only to the licensee in respect of the premises  mentioned!
in such certificate, and no person so licensed to sell fermented oil
intoxicating liquor by retail,   shall carry  on such business in anyj
other premises except the premises named in such license or cer-|
tificate, under a penalty not exceeding the sum  of $250 for every!
such offence—and such Ueense shall be granted so as to terminate!
on the 30th day of June, and the 31st day of December,  and no
proportionate    deduction    shall   be   made   on   account   of  any!
person commencing business  between those  dates provided thaa
the Mayor of the said city may, at his discretion, transfer any such
license to any person  who shall have  obtained such a  certificate
from a Justice of the Peace as aforesaid.
8. Every  person selling goods, merchandise,   or merchantable!
commodities by pubbc auction shall, on or before the tenth day of
every  month,  make a return to the Collector  of the Municipafl
Council  of the  city  of Victoria,   of the  amount  of  money  or
equivalent of money received by him during the past month, end3
ing on the last day of every month, in respect of goods, merchandise,   or merchandable  commodities sold by him by  auction, andj
such return shall be in the form marked D, in the schedule to this!
By-Law; and every person selling by auction asaforsaid, shall pay!
to the  Corporation of  the city  of  Victoria,  in addition  to   an!
license,  as specified  in schedule A, an amount equivalent to one
and one-half per cent, upon  the amount so received as aforesaid;
and if any person, selling by auction as aforesaid, shall neglect to
make such returns as aforesaid, he shall be liable to a penalty not*
exceeding the sum of $250, and if any person selling by auction as
aforesaid, shall make any false or fraudulent return of any mattea
contained in any such return as aforesaid, such person shall, upon
a summary eonviction thereof, be liable to a fine not exceeding $5009
or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding two years.
9. The annual taxes mentioned, and authorised to be assessedj!
levied, and collected by the Municipal Council of the city oil
Victoria, and by virtue of the "Road Ordinance, 1869," and tha
"Road Amendment Ordinance, 1870," shall, subject to the prdS
visions of the said Ordinances, form part of the general municipal
revenue aforesaid.
Ownf r to ha furnished
with receipt and tag
DoeTa3t- 10. There  shall be  assesssed, levied,   and  collected upon-ancj
form the owner of every dog running at large within the city limitM
an annual rate of $2 for each such dog, and for this purpose th«|
harbourer of any dog for the space of one month shall be deemed!
the owner thereof.
11. On  payment of any rate under the last preceeding section,
the Collector of the Municipal  Council shall furnish  the  ownelL
of the dog in respect to which such rate is paid with a receipt, and J
also a tag or mark  to be attached  to a collar placed around the J
neck of such dog.
Proceedings for penalties 12, Whenever any pecuniary penalty is imposed for any offence*
the same may, unless otherwise provided, be recovered by way of
summary proceedings before any single Justice of the Peace havl
ing jurisdiction within the city limits, and every such penaltv,
with the costs of conviction, be levied by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender, and in case such goods and
chattels shall prove insufficient to satisfy such penalty and costs,
then by imprisonment of such person so offending, for any term
not exceding three calendar months.
13. In the ease  of any summary conviction under this By-Law, warrant of commitme-t
no warrant of commitment upon a conviction shall be held to be
invalid by reason of any defect therein; if it be therein alleged
that the person offending has been convicted, and there be a good
and valid conviction to sustain the same.
14. In the construction of this By-Law, in describing or referr- interpretation clause.
iiig to any person or party, matter or thing, any word importing
the masculine gender, or singular number, shall be understood to
include, and shall be applicable to several persons and parties as
well as one person or party, and females as well as males, and
bodies corporate as well as individuals, and several matters or
things, as well as one matter or thing, unless it be otherwise provided, or there be something in the subject or contex repugnant to
such construction.
15. For the purposes of this By-Law, the term wholesale trader Meaning of | hoiesaie
shall be held to mean every proprietor of an Express Office, GasTrad8rs-
Company,   Fire  Insurance  Company,  Coal Merchant.   Lumber
Dealer, Fur Trader, Foundry, Warenousman, and every person
who sells articles in bulk or unbroken packages.
retail  trader shall be Meantngof Retail Trader
Repealed hy By-Law,
16. For the purposes of this By-Law, a
held to mean every person carrying on any business or calling not n?
otherwise specially mentioned, within the City limits.
17. This By-Law maybe cited for all purposes as "The Victoria short Title-
Revenue By-Law 1875."
Passed the Municipal Council this 12th day of May  1875.
J. S. DRTJMMOND, Mayor.
Wm. Leigh, Clerk Municipal Council.
SCHEDULE A.
Each person vending spirituous or fermented liquors by retail,
for each house or place within the City limits, where such vending
is carried on—$100 for every six months.
Each person, not having a retail license as above, and vending
Spirituous or fermented liquors for wholesale, that is to say, in
quantities of not less than two gallons, for each house, within the
City limits—$25 for every six months.
Each person keeping a saloon, or building where a billiard
table is used for hire or profit, within the City bmits—$5 for each
table for every six months.
Each person keeping or letting for hire, any bowbng alley or
rifle gallery, for each bowling alley or rifle gallery within the city
limts—$10 for every year.
Every person keeping a dance house within the Citffihnits—$200
for every twelve months.
Every person selling opium, except chemists and druggists
using the same in the preparation of prescriptions of medical practitioners—$50 for every six months.
Every person carrying on the business of a wholesale, or of a 44
Repealed by By-
No. 29.
Law,
Repealed by By-
No   29.
•Law,
wholesale and retail, merchant or trader within the City limits—
$50 for every six months.
Every retail trader within the City limits—$5 for every six
months. |g||
The two last licences to enable the person paying the same to
change his place of business at pleasure, but not to carry on business at two places at the same time  under one license.
Every person selling, or offering to sell   goods or merchandise j
within the City limits, as the agent or traveller of any person,
firm, or company not carrying on business within the City Hmits,
the same sum as such last named person, firm, or company would
be liable to pay if he or. they carried on business within the City]
Umits.
Every hawker or peddler within the City limits—$20 for ever||
twelve months.
Every person carrying on the business of a pawnbroker within
the City limits—$150 for every twelve months.
Every person owning a pack train of more than six animals, freighjl
waggon, stage coach or omnibus, used in transporting goods for
profit cr hire a distance beyond ten miles from the city of Victoria^
and not paying a merchant's or trader's bcense—$10 for evera
twelve months
Every person owning a pack train of less than six animals, drayj
waggon, or other vehicle used in transporting goods and passengers for profit or hire within a distance of ten miles from the citji
of Victoria, and not paying a merchant's or trader's license—$5 fo3
every twelve months.
Fvery Hvery stable keeper within the city limits—$20 for everja
twelve months.
Every cattle dealer—$20 for every twelve months.
Every person, -firm, or body corporate, carrying on the business
of a banker at one place of business within the city limits, suchj
bank being a bank of issue—$200 for every six months' and fori
each other place of business within the city limits—$50 for ever|S
six months-
Every person,   company,  or body corporate,  carrying on the!
business of a banker at one place of business within the city litnitJM
such bank not being a bank of issue-.-$100 for every six monthll
and for each other place of business within the city limits—$25 for
every six months.
Every person following the occupation of a conveyancer or land
agent, or both, within the city limits—$25 for every six months.
Every auctioneer (not being a Government officer, selling by!
auction Government property, or sheriff or sheriff's officer oil
bailiff selling lands, goods or chattels taken-in execution or foa
the satisfaction of rents or taxes) in addition to any other licen-S
before mentioned, and \\ per cent, on returns of sales exclusive!
of real estate—$50 for every six months.
Every proprietor or manager of any circus exhibiting within tha
city limits—for each exhibition  $10.
Every proprietor of manager of any theatre or public exhibitiorl
within the city limits—for each exhibition, $5.
SCHEDULE B.
POEM OF LICENSE.
A. B. has paid the sum of dollars  in respect of a
license to     and  is entitled  to carrv on the  businesa
or occupation of  C." D., Collector. SCHEDULE C.
I. A. B., of Justice of the Peace for... .hereby certify-
that C. D., is a fit and proper person to be licensed to sell fermented and intoxicating liquor by retail, but such business to be carried
on only on the premises following. [Describe them]
Dated the dav of 18.
SCHEDULE D.
auctioneer's return.
Name of Auctic
Amount of moneys or equivalents received on account
of sales during the month
ending -
Amount payable in respect
of one and a-ha]f per cent
upon the same.
I, A. B., do hereby declare that the above return is a faithful
and true return of the matters therein set forth to the best of my
knowledge, information and belief.
(Signed) A. B.
No. 22.
ANNO  TRIGESIMO  NONO.
VICTORIA   R E G I X /E.
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA, B.   C.
(April 19th, 1876.]
A By-Law to amend " The By-Law Defining the Duties of the
Water Commissioner, 1873."
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria, as follows :
! Section six of " The By-Law Defining the Duties of the Water
Commissioner, 1873," is hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof be it
enacted.
The said Commissioner shall whilst he shall continue to be employed and during the construction of the said Water Works receive
as remuneration a salary at tfce rate of twelve hundred dollars per
annum, payable by equal monthly instalments.
:V This By-Law may be cited as the By-Law to amend " The By-
Law Defining the Duties of Water Commissioner. 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council, April 19th, 1876.
J. S. DRUMMOND, Mayor.
" William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council. 0
No. 23.
ANNO TRIGESIMO NONO.
VICTORIA!   REG IN' JE.
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF VICTORIA, B. C.
[April 19th, 1876.]
PROPOSED  AMENDMENT  OP  THE  BY-LAW  RESPECTING THE DUTIES  AND COM j
PENSATION OP THE CITY SURVEYOR AND WATER WORKS ENGINEER, 1873.
A By-Law'to amend the By-Law entitled "The   City Suroeyom
and Water Works Engineer By-Law, 1873."
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of!
the City of Victoria, as follows :
Section six of the City Surveyor and Water Works Engineer
By-Law, 1873, is hereby repealed and in lieu thereof be it enactedS
The compensation or salary of the City Surveyor and Engineer
of the Water Works together for the performance of the dutiea
hereinbefore specified is fixed at the sum of One Hundred Dollars!
per month.
This By-Law may be cited as the By-Law to amend '' The City
Surveyor and Water Works Engineer By-Law, 1873."
Passed the Municipal Council, this 19th day of April, 1876.
J. S. DRUMMOND, Mayor.  1
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No. 24.
ANNO  TRIGESIMO  MONO
VICTORIjE   REG IN AS.
Municipal By-Law to define the Duties and.fix  the Remuneration
of the Health Officer of the City of Victoria.
[May 25th, 1876.]
.  Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria, as follows:
I. It shall be the duty of the Health Officer of the  City of
Victoria:
(a) To attend at the Council Chambers as often as the Board of
"Health shall direct.
(b i To keep a record of all  his proceedings in books to be projj
vided him for that purpose and to report to the Board ^
Health weekly,   or oftener if necessary.
(c) He shall visit all steam or other vessels coming from foreign
ports carrying passengers before their arrival  at the wharl
in the ports of Victoria and Esquimalt.
(rf) To examine all sources of filth  and causes of sickness whicra
may be on board any vessel, at any  wharf within the  HarMH 47
of the City of Victoria, or which may have been landed from
any vessel on any wharf or other place, when notified of the
same, and report the same to the Board of Health or to the
Mayor.
(i?) In case any contagious or infectious disease exists upon any
vessel coming within the Harbors of Victoria or Esquimalt, to
notify the Quarantine Officer immediately of the fact with the
view of having such vessel quarantined.
( f) To report to the Board of Health-or to the Mayor any nuisance which he may consider such, arising from defective
sewers or decaying animal or vegetable matter or other
cause, within the City.
(g) On any case or cases of contagious or infectious disease or
diseases within the City being reported to him, to visit the
same and to report to the Mayor or to the Board of Health
any such case or eases, and to take such steps as the Board of
Health may direct.
II. The said Health Officer shall, whilst he shall continue to be
employed, receive as remuneration a salary at the rate of $600 per
annum, payable monthly by instalments of $50 per monto.
. III. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The Health
..Officer By-Law, 1876." '
Passed the Municipal Council the 25th day of May, 1876.
Wm. Leigh, J. S. DRUMMOND, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council.
No. 25.
MUNICIPAL BY-LAW.
CORPORATION OP  THE   CITY   OF   VICTORIA, PROVINCE   OP  BRITISH  C0LXJMBL4.
A By-Law to make further provisions for  the raising of a Municipal Revenue.
[February 8th, 1877.]
\^7HEREAS it is expedient to impose a read tax upon all male
Vi persons above eighteen years of age residing in the City of
Victoria or owning property therein for the purpose of raising a
further Municipal Revenue:
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria as fpllows:
1. Every male person above eighteen  years of age,  residing or Repealed by xo. as.
living in the City of Victoria, shall  pay an annual tajt of two dollars, and every person non-resident owning real estate in the said
City shall pay a like tax to be a charge on his, her, or their real
estate.
2. Any tax due under the provisions of this By-Law which shall
not be paid after the same is demanded within thirty days of the
period when it shall have become due may be recovered at the suit
or instance of the Collector in a summary manner before any
Justice of the Peace having jurisdiction within the Corporation of
the City of Victoria, together with the costs of proceedings, such
amount of tax and costs to be recovered by distress on the goods
and chattels wherever found of the person liable to pay the said
tax, and in default of any goods and chattels whereon to levy the 48
amount of the said tax and costs then by imprisonment not ex!
ceeding 7 days in the discretion of the said Justice.
3. For the purposes of this By-Law the term residing  or livin J
shall signify a residence of not less than 30 days.
4. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes  as "The Victorisl
Road Tax By-Law 1877."
Passed the  Municipal Council this 7th day  of February  18771
(Signed) M   W. T. DRAKE, Mayor.   :i
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No. 26.
A By-Law to Fix the.  Compensation of the City Surveyor anM
Water   Works Commissioner.
Y\j HEREAS the City Surveyor and Engineer of the Water WorES
W     has been duly appointed Water Works Commissioner undea
the provisions of " The Corporation of Victoria Water Works Acta
1873."
And whereas it is expedient to fix the amount of salary or corns
pensation to be paid to the said officer in respect of each of thel
said offices :
Therefore, be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Com
poration of the City of Victoria, as follows:
The By-Law dated the 19th April, 1876, entitled " By-Law to
amend the By-Law defining" the  duties  of the Water CommisJ
sioner " is hereby repealed, but such repeal shall not  revive  any
by-law or section of by-law repealed by the said by-law or sectioiM
of the 19th April, 1876.
2. The By-Law entitled '' The By-Law defining the duties of
the Water Commissioner, 1873," is hereby amended by the insertion, as Section 6 thereof, of the following clause:
" The said Commissioner shall whilst he shall continue to bel
employed receive as remuneration a salary at the rate of nine buna
dred dollars per annum payable by equal monthly instalments."
The By-Law dated the 19th April, 1876, entitled the By-Law to
amend " The City Surveyor'and Water Works Engineer By-Lavw
1876," is hereby repealed, but such repeal  shall  not revive  any!
by-law or section of by-law repealed by the said by-law of the 19th
April, 1876.
The By-Law entitled "The City Surveyor and Water Works!
Engineer By-Law, 1873," is hereby amended by the insertion aa
section number six thereof, of the following clause:
■ The City Surveyor and Engineer of the Water Works shall
whilst he shall continue to be employed receive as remuneration a
salary at the rate of six hundred dollars per annum  payable hm
equal monthly instalments."
ThisJBy-Law may be cited as the By-Law to fix the salary of the
City Engineer and Water Works Commissioner, 1877.
Passed the Municipal Council the 14th day of February   1877«
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor, j
Wm. Leigh, Clerk Municipal Council. 49
No. 27.
A By-Ijaw Prohibiting the Selling, Disposing of, Giving Away,
Neglect or Waste of Water supplied by the Water Works.
\\'HEREAS it has been found necessary to prohibit by fine or
J t     imprisonment the selling, disposing of, giving away, neglect
or waste of water supplied by the Watei Works.
Therefore the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City
of Victoria, enacts as foliows:
1. It shall not be lawful for any person being the occupant tenant or inmate of any house or otherwise supplied with water from
the Water Works of the City of Victoria to sell or dispose of such
water or give it away to any person or persons whomsoever unless
in ease of actual necessity or permit it to be taken or carried or
away by any person or persons whomsoever or to use or apply it
to the use or benefit of others or to any other than to his, her or
their own use and benefit, or to increase the supply of water agreed
for with the Water Commissioner or to wrongfully neglect or improperly waste such water.
"2. That any person or persons guilty of an infraction of any of
the provisions of this By-Law shall, upon conviction before any
Justice of the Peace before whom any proceedings may be taken
for the enforcement thereof on the oath or affirmation of anyc red-
ible witness forfeit and pay at the discretion of the said Justice
convicting a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars for each
offence together with the costs of such prosecution, or shall be imprisoned at the discretion of the said Justice convicting, for a term
not exceeding three calendar months with or without hard labor,
and in default of payment of said fine and costs forthwith it shall
and may be lawful for the Justice convicting as aforesaid to issue
a warrant under his hand and seal to levy the said penalty and
costs or costs only by distress and sale of the offender or offenders' goods and chattels ; and in case of no sufficient' distress to
satisfy the said penalty and costs it shall and may be lawful for
the Justice convicting as aforesaid to commit the offender or offenders to prison for any period not exceeding three calendar months
unless the said penalty and costs be sooner paid.
3. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as
Works Prohibition By-Law, 1877." •
The Water
Passed the Municipal Council February 14th, 1877.
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor.
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council
No. 28.
MUNICIPAL BY-LAW. .
A By-Law to amend " The Victoria Road Tax By-Law, 1877."
[February 28th, 1876.]
Section one-of the-By-Law entitled "The Victoria Road Tax By-
Law, 1877,' is hereby amended by the addition of the following
words, which shall be read-with-and form part of the said section. tuisa
50
| And such Tax shall become due and payable to the Collector
of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, on the first.day of April
in each year."
This By-Law may be cited as " The Victoria Road Tax  Amend-j
ment By-Law, 1877."
Passed the Municipal Council 28th February, 1877.
M. W. T. DRAKE, Mayor.
William Leigh, C. M. C.
No. 29.
A By-Law to amend 'The By Law for the Raising of a Muni-
>.. 1875."
[April 18th, 1877. |
cipal Revenue, 1875.'
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of
the City of Victoria, B. C, as follows:
1. Section six of 1 The By-Law for the raising of a Municipal
Revenue, 1875," is hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof be itj
enacted:
2. The licenses to be granted as aforesaid may be in the form
in Schedule B to this By-Law, and the same are to be granted sot
as to terminate on the 30th day of June and the 31st day of Decerns
ber, and that a proportionate deduction shall be made on accounn
of any person or persons commencing business between those dates!
except in the granting of Liquor Licenses, when no proportionate!
deduction shall be made.
3. So much of Schedule " A " as refers to Hawkers or Peddlera
and Proprietors or Managers of Theatres or Public Exhibitions, is
hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof be it enacted:
Every Hawker or Peddler within the City Limits, a sum not lessl
than $5 and not to exceed $20 for every twelve months.
4. Every proprietor or manager of any Theatre within the CitJ
Limits for a single entertainment $5 and for a month $50; and foa
other minor Exhibitions, for single entertainment $2 50, and fo9
a month $25.
5. Every Commercial Traveller the sum of $10 for every six
months.
6. Section sixteen of the said By-Lffw is hereby repealed and in
lieu thereof be it enacted.
Every person carrying on any trading business or calling others
than those mentioned in the "Municipal Revenue By-Law 1875f»
or this By-Law, the sum of $5 for every six months.
This By-Law may be cited for all purposes "The By-Law to
amend thu By-Law for for the Raising of a Municipal Revenue,
1875."
Passed the Municipal Council this Eighteenth day of April!
1877. J v    >
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor. I
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council. 51
No. SO.
A By-Law to enable the Corporation of the City of Victoria to
raise the sum of $20,QuQ for the purposes therein set forth.'
"VX7HEREAS the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the
V Y City of Victoria has resolved to raise a further sum of money
for the purpose of repairing, extending and carrying on Water
Works for the supply of water to the City of Victoria, and in
order to do so will require the sum of $20,000 to be obtained in
the manner hereinafter recited.
And whereas it will require the sum of $2,013- to be raised annually by special rate for the payment of the said debt and interest
as is hereinafter mentioned.
I And whereas the amount of the whole ratable property of the
said Corporation of the City of Victoria, according to the last revised Assessment Roll, being for the year 1876, was $2,483,825,
irrespective of any future increase of the ratable property of the
Municipality and of any income in the nature of Tolls, Interest
or Dividends from the work; and also irrespective of any income
from the temporary investments of the Sinking Fund, or of any
part thereof..
;: And whereas for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly
Sinking Fund for paying the said principal sum of $20,000 and
interest, as hereinafter mentioned, it will require an equal annual
special rate of one-tenth of one per cent, in the dollar.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria.
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor of the City to raise by
nray of loan, from any person or persons, body or bodies corporate,
who may be willing to advance the same upon the credit of the
debentures hereinafter mentioned, a sum of money not exceeding
in the whole the sum of $20,000, and to cause the same to be paid
into the hands of the Treasurer of the said Corporation for the
purpose and with the object above recited.
2. That it shall be lawful for the said Mayor to cause any number of Debentures to be made for such sums of money as may be
required not less than $100 each, and that the said Debentures
shall be sealed with the seal of the said Corporation of the City of
: Victoria and be signed by the said Mayor.
3. That the said Debentures shall be made payable in Twenty-
five years at furthest from the day hereinafter mentioned for this
By-Law to take effect, at the office of the Treasurer of the Corporation of the said City of Victoria and shall have attached to
them Coupons for the payment of the interest.
- 4. That the said Debentures shall bear interest at'and after the
the rate of eight per cent, per annum from the date thereof,
which interest shall be payable half-yearly at the office of the
Treasurer of the- Municipality.
5. That for the purpose of forming a Sinking Fund for the payment of the said Debentures and the interest at the rate aforesaid
to become due thereon, an equal special rate of one-tenth of one
cent in the dollar shall in addition to all other rates, be raised,
levied and collected in each year upon all ratable property in the
said Municipality during the continuance of the said Debentures
or any of them. 52
6. Clause two of the -Victoria- Revenue By-Law, 1875," is hereby amended by striking out the words one per cent, and inserting!
in lieu thereof the words nine-tenths of one per cent.
7. It shall  be lawful for the said Municipal   Council from time
to time  to  repurchase any  of the said Debentures from persons
desirous  of selling the same;  and all Debentures so repurchased!
shall be forthwith cancelled and destroyed,   and no reissue of Debentures shall be made in consequence of such repurchase.
8. That this By-Law shall take effect and come into operation
upon the fifteenth day of May, A. D. 1877. •
9. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the "Water
Works Debenture and Revenue By-Law Amendment By-Law,
1877.
1877, 2d May, passed second reading.
M W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor.
William Leigh.
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No. 31.
MUNICIPAL BY-LAW,
CORPORATION OF  THE   CITY   OF   VICTORIA, PROVINCE   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
A By-Law to authorise' the Sale of Lands within the City of Victoria upon wJdch Taxes to an equal or greater sum than TwentyM
five Dollars have been due and in arrcar for three years.
| May 16, 1877.]
1X7 HEREAS it is expedient that all lands or parcels  of  landsl
<'I     within the City of Victoria upon which taxes amounting to a.
sum of Twenty-five dollars or more have been due and in  arrear
for three years shall be sold and the proceeds applied in the reduction of such taxes.
Be it enacted therefore by the Mayor
poration of the City of Victoria.
and Council of the   CofJj
1. The Assessor and Collector of the Municipal Council of thej
City of Victoria, is hereby authorised and directed, Whensoever
taxes on any land amounting to twenty-five dollars have been due
for and in the third year, or more than three yeai-3 preceding, the -
current year, to submit to the Mayor of the City of Victoria a list
in duplicate of all the lands liable under the provisions of this Bv-
Law to be sold for taxes with the amount of arrears against each
lot set opposite to the same ;   and the Mayor shall  authenticate
such lists by affixing thereto the seal of the Corporation and his !
signature, and one of such lists shall be deposited with the ClerM
of the Corporation and the other shall be returned to the Assessoa
and Collector with a warrant thereto annexed under the hand on
the Mayor and the seal of the Corporation, conynanding him to^
levy upon the land for the arrears due thereon with his costs.
■2. -It shall not be the duty of the Assessor and Collector to make*
inquiry  before  effecting a sale of lands  for taxes  to  ascertain! 58
whether or not there is any distress upon the land, nor shall he be
bound to inquire into or form any opinion of the value of the land.
3. The Assessor and Collector shall prepare a. copy of the list
of lands to be sold and shall include therein, in a separate column,
a statement of the proportion of costs chargeable on each lot for
advertising and for the commissions authorised by this By-Law to
be paid to him, and shall cause such list to be published in some
daily paper in the City of Victoria for a period of three months
preceding such intended sale.
4. The advertisment shall contain a notification that unless the
arrears and costs are sooner paid he will proceed to sell the
lands for the taxes on a day, a time and at a place named in the advertisement.
5. The Assessor and Collector shall,.at least three months before
the time of sale, also deliver to or deposit in the Post Office to the
address of the owner of such property which is to be sold for taxes
as aforesaid, or to the agent of such owner, a notice in writing of the
amount of taxes due and that the property is to be sold for arrears
so due. and'in case the address of the owner or agent is unknown
a notice to the same effect shall be posted up on the land intended
to be sold, and shall also at least three months before the time of
sale post a notice similar to the above advertisement in some convenient and public places, that is to say, at the Council Chambers,
Victoria, and in the Post Office Building, Victoria.
6. The day of sale shall be the ninetieth day after the publication of such list exclusive of the day of such publication, except in
case the said ninetieth day shall fall on a Sunday or holiday, in
which case such sale shall take place on the following day at the
Council Chambers, in the City of Victoria, and, shall begin at twelve
o'clock noon.
7. If at any time appointed for the sale of the lands no bidders
appear, the Assessor and Collector may adjourn the sale from time
to time.
8. If the taxes have not been previously collected, or if no one
appears to pay the same at the time and place appointed for the
sale, the Assessor and Collector shall sell at public auction so much
of the land as may be sufficient to discharge the taxes and all lawful charges incurred in and about the sale and the collection of the
taxes, selling in preference such part as he may consider best for
the owner to sell first; and in offering such lands for sale it shall
not be necessary to describe particularly the portion of the lot or
section which shall be sold, but it will be sufficient to say that he
will sell so much of the lot or section as shall be necessary
to secure the payment of the taxes due and the amount of taxes
stated in the advertisement shall in all cases be prima facie evidence of the correct amount due.
9. If the Assessor and Collector fails at such sale to sell such
land for the full amount of arrears of the taxes due, he shall at
such sale adjourn the same until a day to be publicly named by
him not earlier than one week nor later than three months
thereafter of which adjourned sale he shall give notice by advertisement in one of the local papers in which the original notice
was advertised, and on such day he shall sell such lands for any
sum he can realize and shall accept such sum as full payment for
such arrears of taxes.
• 10. If the purchaser of any property  or parcel of land fails im- mediately to pay to the Assessor and  Collector the amount of the
purchase money, the Assessor and Collector shall forthwith again I
put up the property for sale.
11. Immediately  after  every  sale   the  Assessor and Collector
shall return a list of the arrears satisfied by such sale to the Clerk I
of the Corporation and shall at the same time pay in the proceeds
of such sale to the said Clerk.
12. The Assessor and Collector after selling any land for taxes!
shall give a certificate under his hand to the purchaser, stating-
distinctly what part or proportion as the case may be of the land j
and what interest therein have been sold, or stating that the whole ,
lot section or estate has been so sold and describing the same, and :
also stating the quantity of land, the sum for which it has been
sold and the expenses of sale, and further stating that a deed con- •
veying the same to the purchaser or his assignes, according to the ]
nature of the estate or interest sold will be executed by him, and j
the Mayor on'his or their demand at any time after the expiration \
of one year from the date of the certificate, if the land be not previously redeemed.
13. The  Assessor  and  Collector shall  be entitled  to five perl
centum commission upon the sums collected by him as aforesaid. ]
14. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The Victoria!
Real Estate Tax Sale By-Law, 1877.
Passed the Council this 17th day of May, 1877.
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE,
William Leigh,
Clerk to the^Municipal Council.
Mayor.
No. 32.
Victoria Municipal Pound By Law
\\
convened by  virtua
3 by an Act entitled!
and the   ' 'Victor™
/E, the Mayor and Councillors in Council
of the power and authority vested in u
"The Victoria Municipal Ordinance, 1867,'
Municipal Amendment Ordinance, 1869."
Whereas, it is expedient for the good  government  of the  Citw
of Victoria, that a City  Pound be established for  the impounding!
swine, goats, horses, horned cattle and dogs found at large or
straying within the limits of the said  City, and that such animals
be declared a nuisance, and disposed of as such.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Councillors of tha
said City of Victoria, as follows :
1. That a public pound shall be established by the Mayor an<J
Council for impounding of swine, goats, horses, horned cattle and
dogs, and a pound keeper from time to time by them appointed
who, subject to the approval of the Mayor and Council of the said
city, shall be at liberty to appoint in writing one or more deputy
or deputies.
2. That from and after the passing of this By-Law, all  swinji
goats, horses, bulls and steers, and dogs found at large or stray- ing in any public way, street, thoroughfare or unenclosed land
within the City limits, shall be deemed a nuisance and mav be
dealt with as hereinafter provided.
3. The Council may from time to time define the limits by resolution duly passed within which cows may graze without being
liable to be thereby impounded.
4. All animals so found at large or straying as aforesaid, may be
taken by the pound keeper or his deputy or deputies, who shall
impound the same in the city pound.
5. A book shall be kept in which shall be entered, with all due
speed, a true and faithful record of the number of the animals impounded, where they were found at large or straying; also of the
date of their receipt, and the date and manner of their disposal;
and if sold, the name address and addition of each purchaser.
6. Every animal so impounded as aforesaid, shall forthwith be
advertised by notice in writing posted at a conspicuous place on the
pound gate, and also at the office of the Clerk of the said Municipal
Council, in which notice shall be stated a reasonable description of
the animals and the date and hour of the impounding, and such
notice shall be kept so posted for the space of three days.
7. All animals impounded shall be properly housed and shall
be furnished with all necessary sustenance whilst so impounded;
but no animal shall be fed until six hours after impounding.
8. A fine not exeeeding the sum of Two Dollars may be levied
or collected on or in respect of each anima"l"*rmpounded, and a
further reasonable sum for the sustenance of such animal after such
period of six hours not exceeding in the case of each pig, goat, or
dog, the sum of Twenty-five cents, and in the case of each horse or
horned cattle so impounded, the sum of Fifty cents per day, each
day or part of a day such animal shall be or continue so impound
ed, may be levied or collected thereon or in respect thereof, in
lieu and in satisfaction of all charges for the housing and sustenance thereof.
9. That in case any injury or damage be done by any animals
which are hereby prohibited from running at large, to any person
or to any property sufficiently enclosed, the cattle when impounded shall not be released until the amount of damage claimed by
the owner or occupier of the property damaged shall be deposited
with the pound keeper in addition to the fees herein mentioned.
10. In case the amount claimed for damage shall be more than
the owner of the animals impounded think right, the amount of
such damage shall be referred to the Mayor who shall appoint a
person to value and estimate the damage done, and the costs of
such valuation, not exceediug Three Dollars, shall be paid by the
losing party.
il. In case no dispute shall arise as to the amount of damage,
or in case the same is settled as aforesaid, then the pound keeper
is to pay over to the owner or occupier of the property injured the
amount in his hands after deducting the fees hereby made payable.
12. The owner of any animal impounded may at any time prior
to the sale or other disposition thereof, as hereinafter provided,
have the same released on payment to the Clerk of the Municipal
Council of the  fines,   charges and  expenses  chargeable  thereon under the authority of this  By-Law; or,   in the  case of dogs, the '
amount of the rate  or tax payable  thereon for the  current year
when impounded, together with the charges for the sustenance, as
aforesaid.
13. On payment of the monies  referred to in the last preceding
section of this By-Law, an order in writing for the discharge of the 1
animal on account of which the  payment shall have been  made,
signed by the Clerk of the said Municipal  Council, shall be given
to the person making the payment, and on delivering such  order I
to the pound keeper or one of his deputies,  the animal  therein!
referred to shall be released
14. Every animal so impounded as aforesaid, which shall not
have been released within seven days from the day on which it
shall have been advertised as aforesaid, may be offered for sale by J
Public Auction at the place and time in manner hereinafter ap- j
pointed and shall be sold to the^highest bidder, who shall there-j
upon become the absolute owner thereof, any law to the contrary!
notwithstanding.
15. Public Auctions for the sale of animals to be sold under thel
authority of this By-Law shall be held at the City pound on Wed-J
nesday and Saturday in each week, at the hour of twelve o'clock ]
at noon, or at such other place or time as the said Municipal Coun-;
^. cil, by notices signed by the Clerk of the said Council and posted?
in a conspicuous place on the pound gate and advertised in one l
of the daily newspapers published and circulated in the said City,!
for the space of ten days shall from time to time previously]
appoint; and no such animal shall be sold except at such auction ;|
and such sales shall be conducted by the pound keeper, or his
deputy or deputies, or one of them, or such other person or persons as the said Municipal Council shall from time to time ap- "j
point.
16. The proceeds of every such sale as aforesaid shall be applied!
as follows:   In the first place as Municipal Revenue in or to wards!
paying, satisfying and discharging the fines, charges, rates, taxes,
sums and expenses imposed or authorized to be levied or collected, |
under this By-Law, and the balance (if any) of such proceeds shall
be carried to an account in the Books of the said Municipal Council for use of the owner of such animal,  subject as herein mentioned.
17. All monies held by the said Municipal Council for the use!
of the owner of any animal sold under the authority of this By-1
Law, shall be deemed to be and shall be forfeited to the said
Mayor and Council if such person shall not establish his claina
thereto within six calandar months from the day on which sucM
animal shall have been impounded.
18. The payment of any monies authorized to be levied or collected under the authority of this By-Law, and the release of anjl
dogs which may be impounded, shall not exempt or release the
owner or owners of such dog from the payment of the penalty imposed by either of the said By-Laws for raising the Revenue aforel
said.
19. If any dog shall be offered for sale under this By-Law, bv
public auction, and shall not be sold, such dog shall be destroyed!
or otherwise disposed of, as the said Mayor, b
hand, shall direct.
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troj
under 20, If the money to arise on the sale of any animal as aforesaid
shall not be sufficient to satisfy the amount which shall have b*en
chargeable thereon, or in case of dogs, if any dog shall be destroyed under the authority of this By-Law, the amount due to the Corporation of the said City in respect of the animal which shall have
been sold or destroyed shall be deemed a penalty, and shall be
recoverable from the owner of the said animal under the XL.
Section of the "Victoria Municipal Ordinance, 1867," and under
the provisions of the " Victoria Municipal Amendment Ordinance
1869."
21. This By-Law mav be cited for all purposes as the "Victoria
City Pound By-Law, 1877."
Passed by the Municipal Council this 5th day of July, A. D.
1877
M. W. T. DRAKE, Mayor.
William Leigh.
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No. 33.
MUNICIPAL BY-LAW.
A By-Law to provide for laying down a Gravel Sidewalk on the
North side of Richardson Street, between Cook and Vancouver Streets.
[August 8th, 1877.]
T17HEREAS the owners of three-fifths of the lots in the block
TI abutting the North side of Richardson Street, between Cook
and Vancouver Streets, having signed a requisition calling upon
the Municipal Council to lay down a gravel sidewalk on the said
North side of Richardson Street, between Vancouver and Cook
Streets aforesaid ;
And, whereas it is estimated as is mentioned in the said requisition that for the purpose of carrying out the said improvement it
will require a rate of fifty cents per running foot front to be assessed upon the owners of the lots aforesaid ;
And whereas the Municipal Council approved of the said requisition and has decided to comply with the prayer thereof ;
And whereas seven days notice in writing has been given to the
remaining two-fifths of the owners of the lots in the said block of
land of the intention of the Municipal Council to levy, assess and
collect the said rate in order to cany out the said improvement;
Be it therefore enacted by the Municipal Council of the City
of Victoria, aforesaid :
1. There shall be levied, assessed and collected upon the respective owners of lots in the block of land abutting on Richardson
Street, between Cook and Vancouver Street a rate of fifty cents
per running foot frontage.
2. The rates to be collected under the last preceding soction of
this By-Law shall be applied in laying down a gravel sidewalk on
the North side of Richardson Street, between Vancouver and Cook
Streets.
3. Payment of the rates mentioned in this By-Law shall if
necessary be enforced in the manner prescribed in " The Municipal' Amendment Act of 1873." 58
This By-Law may be -cited as " The Richardson Street By-Law,
187*7."
Passed the Municipal Council this 8th day of August, 1877.
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor.
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No. 34.
MUNICIPAL BY-LAW.
A By-Law to Regulate the Sale of Poisons.
[August 8th, 1877.]
IS 7 HERE AS the sale of Poisons requires to be regulated.
YY     Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council;
1. It shall be unlawful to sell any poison either by wholesale or
by retail unless the bag, bottle, vessel, wrapper or cover in which
such poison is contained be distinctly labelled  with the  name of
the article and the word POISON and with name and address of
the  seller  of the poison, and it shall be  unlawful to sell any]
poison of those which are in  the Schedule (A)  to any person unknown to the seller unless introduced by some person known to
the seller,  and on every sale of any such article the seller shall
before delivery make or cause to be made an entry  in a book to
kept for that purpose stating in the from set forth in Schedule (B)
to this By-Law, the date of the sale, the name and address  of the
purchaser, the name and quantity of the  article sold and the purpose for which it is stated by the purchaser to  be required,  to
which entry the signature of the purchaser and of the person, if i
any, who introduced him shall be affixed, and any person sellingj
poison  otherwise than is herein provided shall upon a summary ;
conviction before two Justices of the Peace  be liable to a penalty!
not exceeding $25 for the first offence and to a penalty not exceeding $50 for the second or any subsequent  offence and for the purposes of this section the person on  whose behalf any sale is niadel
by any apprentice or servant shall be deemed to be the seller,
but the provision of this section shall not apply to sales by wholesale to retail Dealers in the ordinary course  of wholesale dealing,
nor shall any of the provisions of this section apply  to any medicine supplied by a legally qualified Apothecary to his patie at nor'
apply to any article when forming part of the ingredients of anja
medicine  dispensed by a  person under the direction of  medical
men pvovided such lnediciii? be labeled with the name and ad-,
dress of the seller and the ingredient thereof be entered with the '
name of the person to whom it is so delivered in a book to be kept
by the seller for that purpose.
2. All poisons mentioned in Schedule A shall be mixed with some
light coloring matter.
SCHEDULE A.
Arsenic and its preparations,
Prussic Acid,
Strychnine and all poisonous vegetable,
Alkaloids and their salts,
Corrosive Sublimate,
Aconite and its preparations. &&&&
mttHiifitmii
SCHEDULE B.
Name of Purchaser.
Name of quantity of poison sold.
Purpose for which it is required.
Signature of purchaser.
Signature of person introducing purchaser.
This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as the Sale of Poisons'
By-Law, 1877.
Passed the Municipal Council this 8th day of August  1877.
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor.
William Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council
No. 35.
A By-Law to regulate the Maintenance and Repairs of Sidewalks,
Footpaths and Verandahs within the City Limits.
\17HEREAS it is expedient to make provision for the regulation,
VV     construction, maintenance and repairs of  sidewalks,   footpaths and verandahs within the City limits.
Be it therefore enacted by the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :
1. That the Victoria Footpath and Awnings By-Law,
hereby repealed.
2. Footpaths or sidewalks of a uniform grade and with a fall
towards the street of not less than one-fourth of ap. inch to the
foot, shall whenever and wherever by the Mayor and Council of
the said City be deemed necessary or desirable, be constructed on
each side of each street within the City limits and every footpath
or sidewalk shall be not more in width than one-sixth of the street
on which it abuts.
3. All footpaths or sidewalks shall be graded by the Mayor and
Council at the expense of the City whenever such grading is necessary.
4. Each footpath or sidewalk within the said City limits shall be
made of wood, stone flagging, tiles or bricks or such other material as the Street Committee may approve of; but each footpath
or sidewalk shall be made of uniform material for the whole width
throughout its entire length.
5. Footpaths or sidewalks already constructed shall whenever
by the Mayor and Council deemed necessary be altered so as to
conform to this By-Law.
6. If the footpaths or sidewalks are constructed of wood the
planks shall be nailed to sleepers with nails of sufficient length to
be driven into sleepers one and one-half inches, the sleepers shall
be placed at a distance of not more than three feet apart.
7. All planks, sleepers and posts referred to in this By-Law shall
be of sound material; the planks shall be not less than  one and •so
one-half inches thick and not more than ten inches wide and nof|
more than one sixth of the width of the street in length, and ihm
sleepers ana the posts shall be of sufficient length and shall notbS
less in dimensions than four inches by four inches or three inches
by six inches; but it shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council bJ
resolution to permit sidewalks of less width.
8. That all posts or pillars erected on any street shall stand pre!
eisely at the outer edge of the sidewalk, and shall have a ring ana
staple fixed therein for the purpose of securing horses.
9. Where any portion of any footpath or sidewalk in the said!
City may be required to be used by any wagon, cart, or otheil
vehicle for gaining access to any premises the sidewalk, if cofB
structed of wood, shall be laid longitudinally of plank not less thanl
three inches thick upon the same level along the length of sucM
footpath or sidewalk.
10. A good and sufficient fence or railing of a character material!
and in manner to be approved of by the said Mayor and  Council
or the Street Committee on their behalf shall be set up,  erected*
constructed and maintained at the side or sides of any footpath
when and where by the said Mayor aud Council or the Street Committee as aforesaid shall from time to time be deemed necessary
■for the safety of the public.
11. No person shall ride or shall drive, wheel or draw any
wagon, cart, barrow or other vehicle upon or along or across ang
public footpath or sidewalk within the City limits (except hand
carriages for children), and no person having the charge or control of any beast of burden shall intentionally cause or permit thl
same to stand or go upon any public footpath or sidewalk as aforesaid, or to stand upon any street crossing so as to obstruct tha
same.
12. No person shall back any wagon, cart, dray, or other vehicle
.against any footpath or sidewalk, within the City limits.
. 13. All persons riding or driving alon§
shall keep on the left side of the street.
the streets of  Victoria
.14. That no building materials shall be laid down on any streel
or sidewalk without the consent of the Council, and all suchbuihS
ing materials, as well as cellars and sewers in course of constrwa
tion on or near any public street or thoroughfare shall be so guarded
in the night time with a fence or beacon light, as to prevent accil
dents to persons or animals.
15. No person shall place on the streets or sidewalks any barreffl
bale, crate or anything whatsoever, which in any way obstructs
the footpaths or sidewalks, or which may be considered a nuisanca
by the said Mayor and Council or Street Committee, on their behalf unless in the case where packages are being opened for the of
taking the contents into warehouses during reasonable hours and alj>
convenient speed shall be used in removing the same and no arta
cles shall be allowed to remain on the footpaths or sidewalks after
dark.
16. No person or persons shall interrupt the travel of any higJ
way by opening or excavating any portion of the footpaths on the
same without first obtaining consent of the Munieioal Council oil
the Street Commiiteo on their behalf. 61
17. No persons shall in the front of any building erect any bay
window which shall project on the line of a street.
18. Verandahs or awnings must extend from the front line of
any buildings to the outside edge of the footpaths and shall project sufficiently to throw the rain beyond the sidewalk into the'
gutter and be kept free from leakage, and if constructed of wood
must be planed lumber of the following dimensions: The posts
shall not be less than four inches by four inches and let into the
curb of the footpath. The front plate or girt shall not be less
than two inches by ten inches planks. The rafters or joists shall
not be less than two inches by six inches and shall not be placed
more than six feet from centres. The purloins shall not be less
than two inches by four inches scantling. The flooring or roof
shall be of tongued and grooved boards not less than one inch in
I thickness.
19. The covering or floor of any awning or verandah shall not
be less than fourteen feet above the level of the footpath, The
cornice of the same shall not project more than eight inches beyond the line of the footpath except by resolution of the Mayor
and Council.
20. Iron balconies supported by iron brackets shall not project
more than three feet from the front line of any building to which
they are attached.
21. Areas projecting from thefront of buildings must be covered
over with iron or strong wooden gratings the space between the
bars of the same shall not exceed one inch,
22. No steps or boot scrapers shall be allowed on the footpaths,
23. All gates put up close to any street or sidewalk shall open
inwardly instead of outwardly over such street or sidewalk, provided that one month's notice shall be given by the Council to
parties who at the time of the passing of this By-Law have gates
opening outwardly over any street or sidewalk or who have verandah posts erected on any sidewalk to remove, alter or make the'
same in accordance with this By-Law.
24. No person shall throw or pile cordwood, firewood, or coal,
upon any paved or planked sidewalk, or upon any of the streets of
the City, or saw, or split cordwood, or firewood thereon, so as to
obstruct the free use thereof, and no person shall stand on any
such sidewalk with his woodsaw and horse so as to obstruct a free
passage for foot passengers.
25. Hereafter no hanging or stationary signs crossing a footpath
shall be less than nine feet from the lower edge of sign to the
footpath.
26. It shall be the duty of the Police Constables of the City of
Victoria to use their best endeavors to prevent any infraction of
any of the provisions of this By-Law and to take all necessary proceedings for bringing to punishment parties guilty of any such
infraction.
27. That in all cases when in the opinion of the Mayor and
Council as expressed by resolution, it shall be expedient to construct any new sidewalk or repair any existing sidwalk or alter any 62
existing sidewalk so as to make the same conform in character
and appearance to other sidewalks in the City or otherwise to conform to the requirements of this By-Law, it shall be the duty of
the owner or owners occupier or occupiers of the lots abutting on
that portion of any street where such construction alteration or
reparation shall be considered necessary upon being notified in the
manner hereinafther prescribed at his and their expense to construct, alter or repair such sidewalk according to the exigency of
such notice and within such time as shall be expressed in such
notice.
All notices under the proceeding section of this By-Law shall
be in writing, and shall be served on the owner or owners occupier or occupiers of the land abutting on the street where such
sidewalk shall be required to be constructed altered or repaired
as aforesaid where it is practicable so to do; but if such owner
or owners occupier or occupiers be absent from the City
then such notice or notices may be served by posting the same
in some conspicuous part of the land owned or occupied by
owner or owners occupier or occupiers and by delivering a
copy thereof to the agent or agents of such owner or owners
occupier or occupiers in the Province of British Columbia
or if there be no agent or agents of such person or persons in
British Columbia then by posting a copy thereof addressed to such
person or persons at his or their last known place of abode in addition to posting the same upon the land as aforesaid.
28. If any person or persons shall make default in constructing
altering or repairing any. sidewalk occording to the exigency of
of any notice under the provisions of this By-Law he shall be
liable to a fine not exceeding $20 in the discretion of any Justice
of the Peace before whom he may be convicted.
29. Any person or persons refusing or neglecting to comply
with any of the provisions or requirements of this By-Law or
guilty of any infraction thereof other than those mentioned in the
last preceding clause shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a
fine of not less than $5 or not more than $20.
30. Every penalty imposed by this By-Law may together with
the costs of conviction be recovered in a summary manner before
the Mayor, Police Magistrate or any Justice of the Peace having
jurisdiction within the limits of the City of Victoria and may be
levied by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender and in default of payment of such penalty and costs then by
imprisonment of such offeuder for any term not exceeding one
calendar month, in one of Her Majesty's gaols.
31. This By-Law may be cited for all purposes as "The Victoria
Footpath and Awning By-Law, 1877 "
Passed the Municipal Council this day, 29th August, 1877.
M. W. TYRWHITT DRAKE, Mayor.
William Leigh,
Clerk of the Municipal Council.   No. 54.
A  BY-LAW
To Establish the Rules, §c, as to the Use and Management of Ross Bay Cemetery.
WHEREAS, by virtue of an Act entitled the " Cemetery
Ordinance Amendment Act, 1879," the lands known as.
the Ross Bay Cemetery, certain other lands acquired for cemetery purposes by the Trustees under and by virtue of the Trust
Deeds and Letters Patent mentioned in the said Act, are vested
in the Corporation of-the City of Victoria and their "successors
in trust for the proper maintenance of the said Cemetery and for-
Cemetery purposes generally;
And whereas, it is expedient that certain Rules and Regulations be established for the proper management of the said
Ross Bay Cemetery;
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria as aforesaid ;
The following Rules and Regulations are hereby established and shall be observed generally in the use and management
of the Ross Bay Cemetery :
1. All applications with, respect to interments are to be
made to the Secretary.'
2. All Fees are to be paid in advance to the Secretary.
3. Prior to each interment a statement of the name, age-
and date of death of the deceased must be given to the Secre-
tary..
4. Plans of the Cemetery may be seen at the Town Hall,.
Pandora street, and at the keeper's lodge.
5. A description of every Monument or Tombstone proposed to be set.up, and a copy of every proposed inscription,
must be left with the Secretary for approval by the Cemetery.
Committee.
6. No person shall acquire more than four contiguous,
grave plots two only of which shall abut upon any road.
7. In cases of poverty the Cemetery Committee will consider applications for the remission of the Fees in whole or in
part.
The following fees shall be charged and exacted :—
For each grave plot in the two rows adjoining any
gravel road,        ------       $12 50
For each grave plot in the other rows,
For each interment in any row, -
For each interment of a child under ten years old,
For permission to set up any monument or tombstone exceeding 6 feet in height,
Do. exceeding 10 feet in height, ...
For re-opening any grave,       -
For each certificate of title to any plot or plots,
5
00
7
50
3
75
5
00
20
00
5
00
2
50
iiwaiioiiiustaiiai. This By-law may be cited as the   "Boss  Bay  Cemetery
By-law, 1879."
Passed   the   Municipal  Council   this Twentieth  day  of
August, 1879.
JL/ J- H. TURNER,
( ) Mayor.
1   y-'v Wm. Leigh,
Clerk to the Municipal Council.
No. 55.
A BY-LAW
To Repeal "The Water Works Foreman's Salary
By-law, 1878," and, to Make Provisions for
the Salary of a Foreman.
WHEREAS, it is expedient to repeal " The Water Works
Foreman's Salary By-law, 1878," and to make provisions
for the salary of a Foreman;
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation
•of the City of Victoria as follows:
1. "The Water Works Foreman's Salary By-law" shall
be, and is hereby repealed.,
2. Alexander Hendry is hereby appointed Foreman of the
Water Works of the City of Victoria.
3. The said Alexander Hendry shall perform from time to
time such duties as shall be assigned to him by the Water
Works Commissioner, and in the performance of his work shall
be at all times subject to the direction and control of the said
Commissioner.
4. The said Alexander Hendry shall whilst he shall so continue to be employed as Foreman of the said Water Works be
paid as remuneration a salary at the rate of one hundred and
twenty-five ($125) dollars per month.
This By-law may be cited as " The Water Works Foreman
By-law, 1879."
Passed the Municipal Council August 20th, 1879.
J- H. TURNER,
Wm. Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk to the Municipal Council. Xo. 60.
A BY-LAW
To Amend the " Victoria Ciky Pound By-law, 1877."
"TTTHEREAS it is expedient to amend the By-law in force
YY      with respect to the impounding of animals running  at
large within the limits of the City of Victoria:
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. The By-Law entitled "The Pound By-Law Amendment
By-Law, 1879," is hereby repealed.
2. Section number one of the By-Law entitled "The Victoria City Pound By-Law, 1878," is hereby amended by the
insertion of the word "Sheep" after the word "Goats" in the
second line of the said section.
3. Section number two of the said "The Victoria City
Pound By-Law, 1878," is hereby amended by the insertion of
the word " Sheep" after the word "Goats" in the second line
thereof.
4. Section three of the said "The Victoria City Pound By-
Law, i878," is hereby repealed.
5. Section four of the said "The Victoria City Pound By-
Law, 1878," is hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof the following clause shall be inserted and read as part of the said By-Law,
namely: All animals so found at large grazing or straying within the City Limits, may be taken by the Pound-keeper, or his
deputy or deputies, who may impound the same in the City
Pound.
6. Section eight of the said By-Law, entitled "The Victoria
City Pound By-Law, 1878," is hereby amended by the insertion
of the word "Sheep" after the word "Goats" in the fourth line
of the said section.
7. This By-Law may be cited as the "Pound By-Law
Amendment By-Law, 1880."
Passed the Municipal Council this fourth day of February,
One thousand eight hundred and eighty.
(Signed) " J. H. TURNER,
Wm. Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council.
No. 61.
A BY-LAW .
To provide for the appointment of a Superintendent aiid Engineer of the Water Works.
WHEREAS it is expedient to appoint a Superintendent and
Engineer of the Victoria Water Works, in pursuance of
the provisions of " The Corporation of Victoria Water Works
Act, 1873." iintfflMirrrTTrnvi
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. Alexander Hendry is hereby appointed to be the Superintendent and Engineer of the Water Works of the City of Victoria, and shall from time to time and at all times hereafter
perform such duties in connection therewith as may be required
of him by the Water Commissioner.
2. The said Alexander Hendry shall be entitled to six
months' notice prior to being discharged from his said office.
3. The compensation or salary of the said Alexander Hen^
dry shall be at the rato of Fifteen Hundred Dollars per Annum,
payable monthly.
4. The By-Law entitled "The Water Works Foreman's
Salary By-Law, 1878," is hereby repealed.
5. This By-Law may be cited as "The Water Works Engineer Appointment By-Law, 1880."
Passed the Municipal Council this Eleventh day of February, A. D. 1880.
(Signed) J. H. TURNER,
Wm. Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council.
No. 62.
A By-Law to enable the Mayor to make Charitable
Donations.
WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for granting
aid to charitable institutions.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria:
1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council from
time to time, by resolution duly passed, to authorize the Mayor
of the City of Victoria for the time being to give out of the Corporation monies to charitable institutions within the City of
Victoria, in aid of such institutions, such sums of money as
.may be specified in such resolution.
This By-Law may be cited as "The Charitable Institutions
Aid By-Law, 1880."
Passed the Municipal Council this Eighteenth day of February, A. D. 1880. J
(Signed) J. H. TURNER,
Wm. Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council. No. 64.
A By-law to further Amend the Pound By-lair.
1878.
TXTHEREAS it is expedient to further amend the City Pound
YY    By-law, 1878.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Councillors of the City of
Victoria, as follows:
1. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Victoria City
Pound By-law, 1878, it shall be lawful for the Mayor and
Council, by such person as they shall by resolution appoint,
upon the application of any person residing within the City of
Victoria and owning or keeping within the limits of the said
City a dog or dogs, to issue to such person a license entitling
such person to permit his dog or dogs to run at large within
the limits of the City of Victoria aforesaid. Such license shall
be granted so as to terminate on the thirty-first day of December in each and every year, and shall be issued to such person
on payment by him of the sum of two dollars.
2. It shall be the duty of the Collector, or other officer or
servant of the Corporation duly authorized by resolution for
that purpose, on issuing the said license to register in a book
to be kept for that purpose, a description of the dog in respect
of which such license shall be granted and the name of the person to whom such license shall be delivered. And the officer
or servant of the Corporation issuing such license shall at the
same time deliver to the applicant therefor a metal badge or
tag, stamped with the year in which such badge or tag shall be
issued and a number corresponding with the number of the record of the issue of the license issued in respect of such dog.
3. The owner or keeper of any dog in respect of which such
license shall be issued as aforesaid, shall cause a collar to be
constantly worn by such dog, with the metal badge or tag mentioned in section two of this By-law attached thereto.
4. No dog shall be permitted to go at large in the City of
Victoria unless such dog shall wear a metal badge or tag to be
issued under the provisions of this By-law, and in case any dog
shall be found loose or going at- large as aforesaid contrary to
the provisions of this By-law, the owner or keeper of such dog
shall forfeit and pay a fine or penalty of not more than twenty
dollars, to be recovered in the manner provided for in the tenth
section of "The Victoria Revenue By-law, 1879."
And notwithstanding the imposition of any fine under the
provisions of this By-law, such dog shall be liable to be impounded and dealt with in all respects in the same manner as
if this By-law had not been passed.
5. On complaint being made to the Collector of Taxes of
the City of Victoria of any dog kept within the City limits habitually disturbing the quiet of any person or persons whomsoever by barking or howling, or endangering the safety of any
person by biting or otherwise, the Collector of Taxes on such
complaint shall issue or cause to be issued a notice of such complaint to the owner or person keeping such dog, and shall cause such person to remove or destroy such dog within three days-
after the service of such notice upon such person. And if any
person upon whom any such notice shall be served as aforesaid
shall neglect to remove or destroy such dog within the period
limited in such notice, he shall incur a penalty not exceeding
the sum of twenty dollars, to be recovered by way of summary
proceedings before any Justice of the Peace having jurisdiction
within the City limits, and payment of any fine imposed under
the provisions of this section may be enforced in the manner
provided in the tenth section of "The Victoria Revenue Bylaw, 1879."
Provided always that such Justice of the Peace shall be
satisfied by proper evidence that such dog had in manner aforesaid habitually disturbed the quiet of any person or persons in
the City, or had endangered the safety of any person or persons
in the said City, by biting or otherwise.
6. This By-law shall be read in connection with and form
part of the Victoria City Pound By-law, 1878, and may be cited
for all purposes as the Pound Bv-law Amendment By-law,
1880.
Passed the Municipal Council this Seventeenth day of
March, one thousand eight hundred and eighty.
(Signed) J. H. TURNER,
Wm. Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council. :%o. in.
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A BY-LAW
To Amend the Wharves Regulation By-law, 1874-
E IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corpor-
ition of the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. Section one of the By-law entitled "The Wharves Regulation By-law, 1874," is hereby amended by striking out the
words "and gang-planks" in the said section, and inserting in
lieu thereof the following words, ' 'life-lines, ladders, railings,
and other appliances for saving life."
This By-law may be cited as "The Wharves Regulation
By-law Amendment By-law, 1S80."
Passed the Municipal Council this Fifth day of May, 1880.
J. H.TURNER,
Mayor.
Wm, Leigh,
Clerk Municipal Council. as No. 69.
;0S|- A BY-LAW 9p|||^
To Amend "The By-law for Regulating the Meetings and the General Conduct of Business of
the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria,
British Columbia (12th March, 1873.)
BE IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. That the By-law for regulating the meetings and the
general conduct of the business of the Municipal Council of the
City of Victoria, British Columbia, is hereby amended by adding to clause fourteen of the said By-law the following words,
namely:
"And no member shall, except by the consent of a majority of the members of the Council present, be permitted to speak
to any question for a longer period than thirty minutes."
2. This By-law may be cited as "The By-law to amend the
By-law for regulating the meetings and the general conduct of
business of the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria, British Columbia."
Passed the City Council this Eleventh day of August, one
thousand eight hundred and eighty.
J. H. TURNER,
Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk Municipal Council-.
[Seal.]
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No. 70.
•*•'»•"*'-"       A  BY-LAW   Sl|9RK§i
To Consolidate and Amend the Various By-laws
Relating to jV'uisances aiid Sanitary Matters.
WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the
provisions of the various By-laws in force relating to sanitary matters and prevention of nuisances.
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation
of the City of Victoria, as follows :
1. Every person who in any thoroughfare or public place of
the city shall throw or lay any dirt, litter, glass, ashes, carrion,
fish, offal or rubbish, or throw or cause any such thing to go
into any sewer-pipe or drain, or into any well, stream or watercourse, or put the same into such a position that it may run into
the harbor, or into any pond or reservoir for water, or cause
any offensive matter to run from any manufactory, stable,
slaughter-house, butcher's-shop, or dunghill, or any uncovered
place whether or not surrounded by a fence or wall, shall be
liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars for each offence. nUMnriinirifia
2. Every person who shall empty or begin to empty any
privy or water-closet within the said city between the hours of
six in the morning and eleven in the evening, and who shall
move along any thoroughfare any night soil, soap lees, ammo-
niacal liquor, or other such offensive matter, between the hours of
six in the morning and eleven in the evening, or who shall at
any time use for such purpose any cart or carriage not having
a proper covering, or who shall wilfully or carelessly slop or
spill any such offensive matter in the removal thereof, or who-
shall not carefully sweep or cleanse any such place in which any
such offensive matter shall have been placed, spilled or dropped,
shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars.
3. No person carrying on the business of a wash-house
within the City of Victoria shall permit, suffer, or allow any of
the water used in such house, or on the premises used in connection with such house, for the purpose of the business of such
house, and after the same shall have been so used, to run into
any street or upon any lot within the said city.
4. Any person guilty of any infraction of the provisions of
the next preceding section shall on conviction forfeit at the discretion of the Justice convicting a sum of money not exceeding
fifty dollars for each offence; provided always that before any
proceedings are taken against any person for any infraction of
the said next preceding section a notice in writing, signed by
the intending complainant, specifying the nature of the complaint and stating that proceedings will be taken shall be'served
upon the person guilty of such infraction five days at least before such proceedings shall be t ikeu against him.
5. It shall not be lawful to let or occupy, or suffer to be
occupied as a dwelling, any room unless the following requirements are complied with, that is to say :
(a). Unless such room contains at all times at least 384
cubic feet of space for each person occupying the same.
(&). Unless such room has a window made to open in a
manner approved by the Board of Health or Health Officer of
the city.
(c). Unless there is appurtenant to such room the use of a
water closet, earth closet or privy, furnished with proper doors
or coverings, to the satisfaction of the Board of Health or
Health Officer of the city.
6. Any person who lets, occupies, or knowingly suffers to
be occupied, any room contrary to the provisions of the next
preceding section, shall be liable for every such offence to a
penalty not exceeding fifty dollars, to be recovered as hereinafter mentioned.
7. Any room in which any person passes the night, or the
principal part of the night, shall be deemed to be occupied as
a dwelling within the meaning of this By-law.
8. When two convictions against the provisions of section
five of this By-law, relating to the occupation of a room as a
dwelling, have taken pla.ce within three months, whether the
persons so convicted were or were not the same, any Justice of
the Peace may direct the closing of the room so occupied, or of
;.-" V&jfc. the premises to which it belongs, for such time as he may deem
necessary, or may empower the Board of Health or Health Officer of the city permanently to close the same.
9. In case any person or persons shall sink, or permit to
be sunk, on his or their premises in the City of Victoria, any
privy or cesspool, which in the opinion of the Mayor or Council is a nuisance or injurious to the public health, if; shall be the
duty of such person or persons upon being served with a notice
in writing under the hand of the Clerk of the Municipal Council, requiring him or them to abate such nuisance, to close and
fill up such privy or cesspool within five days after such notice
shall have been served as aforesaid. And in case such person
or persons shall neglect to comply with such notice, he or they
shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.
10. It shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council by a resolution duly passed to order and cause any privy or cesspool
which may be considered by the Mayor and Council to be a nuisance or injurious to the public health, to be closed. And any
person or persons against whom such order shall be made shall,
in case of neglect to comply with such order, incur a penalty
not exceeding fifty dollars.
11. Whenever in the opinion of the Municipal Council it is
necessary that any accumulation of filth or rubbish of any kind
should be removed, it shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council
by a resolution duly passed to order the owner or owners of the
lands or tenements upon or in which such accumulation of filth
or rubbish shall exist, or the agent or agents of such owners, or
the tenant or occupier of such lands or tenements, as the case
may be, to remove therefrom such accumulation of filth or rubbish, and the person or persons against whom any such order
or orders shall be made shall, in case of non-compliance therewith, be subject to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars.
12. Sections five and six of " The Victoria Street By-law,
1873," "The Nuisance Prevention By-law, 1878," and "The
Dwellings By-law, 1879," are hereby repealed.
13. Any person or persons failing to comply with any provisions of this By-law, or any part thereof, shall be subject to the
penalties herein stated, and such penalties shall be recoverable
summarily before any Justice of the Peace having jurisdiction
within the limits of the said city, and may be levied by distress
and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender, and in default
of payment of such penalty and costs then by imprisonment of
such offender for any term not exceeding one calendar month
in one of Her Majesty's gaols.
This By-law may be cited for all purposes as "The Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and Nuisance By-law, 1880."
Passed the Municipal Council this first day of September,
1880.
(Signed) J. H. TURNER,
Wm. Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council.
inmanattl am
No. 71.
A BY-LAW to Prevent the Spreading of Thistles
within the Municipality of Victoria.
BE IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the City of
Victoria, as follows :
1. It shall be the duty of every owner, occupier, or agent
of land to cut or cause to be cut down all the Thistles growing
thereon so often in each and every year as is sufficient to prevent them going to seed; and if any owner, occupier or agent
of land suffers any Thistles to grow thereon and the seed to
ripen, so as to cause or endanger the spread thereof, he shall
upon conviction be liable to a fine of not less than ten dollars
nor more than twenty dollars for every such offence.
2. Any person who vends any grass or other seed among
which there is any Thistle seed, shall for every such offence
upon conviction be liable to a fine of not less than five dollars
nor more than ten dollars.
3. Every offence against the provisions of this By-law shall
be punished, and the penalty hereby imposed for such offence
shall be recovered and levied, on summary conviction before a
Justice of the Peace, having jurisdiction within the city limits,
and every such penalty with the costs of conviction shall be
levied by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the offender, and in default of sufficient distress by imprisonment for
any term not exceeding one month.
4. This By-law may  be cited for  all
Thistle By-law, 1880."
Passed the Municipal Council this first day of September.
A. D. 1880.
J. H.TURNER,
Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk Municipal Council.
purposes as "The No. 72.
A BY-LAW
To provide for the Appointment and Payment of
Pence Viewers for the Municipality of the City
of Victoria.
WHEREAS by the "British Columbia Line Fences and
Water Courses Act, 1876," in the second section thereof,
it is enacted as follows: "In Municipalities the Council shall
appoint not less than three persons to act as Fence Viewers
within the boundaries of the Municipality."
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows: George H. W.
Brown, Esq., Joseph W. McKay, Esq., and Alexander Jack,
Esq.,
Is Are hereby appointed to act as Fence Viewers within
the boundaries of the Municipality of the City of Victoria.
2. The said Fence Viewers shall within the said boundaries
perform, exercise and have the duties and powers mentioned in
the said Act.
3. The said Fence Viewers shall respectively be paid for
their services as such the sum of five dollars per day, the said
day not to be less than four hours.
This By-Law may be cited as "The Fence Viewers Appointment By-Law, 1880."
Passed the Municipal Council this eighth day of October,
one thousand eight hundred and eighty.
[Seal.] J. H. TURNER,
William Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council.  No. 73.
A BY-LAW for the Protection of Fire Ladders within the City of Victoria.
WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for the protection of the Fire Ladders placed in the respective Wards
of the city by order of the Municipal Council :
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. Section 8 (eight) of the By-law entituled "A By-law
defining the duties of Fire Wardens and regulating the conduct
of the inhabitants at fires," is hereby repealed, and the said
By-law is hereby amended by the insertion as section 8 (eight)
thereof of the following clause:
" No person shall move, use, or otherwise interfere with
any of the Fire Ladders in the respective Wards in the City of
Victoria, without the consent first obtained of the City Engineer of the Fire Department, or his Assistant, except in case of
fire occurring within the said city limits."
2. This By-law may be cited for all purposes as "The Bylaw for defining the duties of Fire Wardens and regulating the
conduct of the inhabitants at fires."
Passed the Municipal Council this 22d day of December,
A.D. 1880.
(Signed) J- H. TURNER,
Wm. Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council.  rpor-
No. 76.
A BY-LAW to amend " TJie 1 'ictaria Road Tax Bylaw, 1877."
BE IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Con
ation of the City of Victoria, as follows:
Section one of the Victoria Road Tax By-law, 1877, is
hereby amended by adding at the end of the said section the
following words: Provided always that any person (whether
resident or not) paying the said tax, who is assessed on the
Municipal Roll for Real Estate Tax to the amount of two dollars or upwards, shall be entitled to have the amount so paid
applied in, on or towards payment of any Real Estate Tax for
the time being owing by him.
This By-law may be cited as "The Road Tax Amendment
By-law, 1881."
Passed the Municipal Council this twentieth day of April,
A.D. 1881.
J. H. TURNER,
Mayor.
[Seal.]    The Seal of the Corporation of the said City of Victoria appended hereto this twentieth day of April, A.D.
1881.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk Municipal Council.
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No. 77.
d BY-LAW for raising a Municipal Revenue on
Real and Personal Property.
E IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. The "Victoria Revenue By-law, 1S79," the "Victoria
Amendment Revenue By-law, 1879," and the "-Revenue By-law,
1880," are hereby repealed.
2. From and after the passage of this By-law the general
Municipal Revenue of the City shall be raised, levied and collected for the use of the Corporation, from such sources as are
hereinafter provided.
3-. There shall be raised, levied and collected in each year
upon all the Real and Personal Property mentioned in the assessment roll for the time being in force in the City an equal
rate of eight-tenths of one per cent, on the assessed value thereof, as appears by the said roll.
4. The aforesaid taxes shall be due and payable by the
person or persons liable for the same to the Collector df the
Municipal Council, at his office in the City Council Chambers,
Victoria, on the first day of June in each year.
[ 17131ifJ1 5. Every person using any of the trades, occupations, professions or business in Schedule "A" hereunto annexed particularly described, shall take out a periodica] license for such
period as in the said Schedule "A" is set out, paying therefor
such periodical sum as is there specified, which said sums shall
respectively be paid in advance, to and for the use of the Corporation of the City of Victoria and their successors.
6. No person shall use, practice, carry on or exercise any
trade, occupation, profession or business in the said Schedule
"A" described or named, without having taken out and had
granted to him, her or them, a license in that behalf. The
licenses to be granted as aforesaid may be in the form of Schedule "B" to this By-law, and the same are to be granted so as
to terminate on the 30th day of June and the 31st day of December.
7. The annual taxes mentioned and authorized to be assessed, levied and collected by the Municipal Council of the City of
Victoria, and by virtue of the "Victoria Road Tax By-law,
1877," and the "Victoria Road T^,x Amendment By-law, 1877,"
and the "Road Tax Amendment By-law, 1881," shall form part
of the general municipal revenue aforesaid, and shall be levied
and assessed in addition to all other rates and taxes.
8. There shall b3 assessed, levied and collected upon and
from every owner of | dog running at large within the city limits, an annual rate of $2.00 for each such dog, and for this purpose the harbourer of any dog for the space of one month shall
be deemed the owner thereof.
9. On payment of any rate under the last preceding section
the Collector of the Municipal Council shall furnish the owner
of the dog in respect to which such rate is paid with a receipt
and also a tag or mark to be attached to a collar placed around
the neck of such dog.
10. The penalties and procedure for enforcing this By-law
shall be those contained in sections 113 and 115 of the "Municipality Act, 1881."
11- In the construction of this By-law in describing or
referring to any person or party, matter or thing, any word implying the masculine gender or singular number shall be understood to include and shall be applicable to several persons and
parties as wol1 as. one person or party, and females as well as
males, and bouies corporate as well as individuals, several matters or things as well as one matter or thing, unless it be otherwise provided or there be something in the subject or context
repugnant to such construction.
12. For the purposes of this By-law the term "wholesale
trader" shall be held to mean every proprietor of an Express Office, a Gas Company, every Investment and Loan Society, Coal
Merchant, Lumber Dealer, Fur Trader, Foundry, Warehouseman, and every person who sells goods for the purpose of supplying other traders, or who advertise as wholesale dealers.
13 The special rate imposed by the "Water Works Debenture and Revenue By-law, 1877," and the "By-law to authorize the raising of Twenty Thousand Dollars, 1878," shall continue
to be raised, levied and collected, in addition to all rates and
taxes imposed under this By-law, and shall be applied to the
purposes specified in the said By-laws respectively.
14. The annual tax authorised to be assessed, levied and collected by the "Victoria Road Tax By-law, 1877," as amended
by the "Victoria Road Tax Amendment By-law, 1877," and the
"Road Tax Amendment By-law, 1881," shall continue to be
assessed, levied and collected in addition to the rate and taxes
imposed by this By-law, and shall form part of the general
municipal revenue aforesaid.
15. For the purposes of this By-law a retail trader shall be
held to mean every person carrying on any business or calling
not otherwise specially mentioned, within the city limits.
16. This By-law may be cited as the "Victoria Revenue
By-law, 1881."
All penalties and other monies recoverable under sections
4 and 5 of the "Pound By-law Amendment By-law, 1880," shall
be recoverable and enforced in the manner provided by the
"Municipality Act, 1881."
Passed the Municipal Council this fourth day of May, one
thousand eight hundred and eighty-one.
(Signed) J. H. TURNER,
Mayor.
[Seal.]       The Seal of the Corporation of the City of Victoria
appended hereto this fourth day of May, A.D. 1881.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk Municipal Council.
SCHEDULE "A".
1. Each person who vends spirituous liquors by retail at
any house or place within the city limits, or vends fermented
liquors by retail at any house or place within the city limits
(other than a restaurant in respect of which he holds a license
for the sale of beer or porter), for each such house or place
where such vending is carried on, $100 for every six months.
2. Each person not having a retail license *as above and
vending spirituous or fermented liquors by wholesale, that is to
say in quantities of not less than two gallons, at any house or
place within the city limits other than any house or place in respect of which he holds a license to sell such liquors by retail,
for each house or place where such vending is carried on, $25
for every six months.
3. Each person who keeps a Restaurant and supplies beer
or porter with meals at any restaurant or place of entertainment,
and not otherwise, for each such restaurant or place of entertainment where such vending is carried on, other than any restaurant or place of entertainment in respect of which he holds
a license to sell spirituous and fermented liquors by retail, $25
for every six months. 4. Each person keeping a Saloon or building wl
Table is used for hire or profit, $5 for each labk
lere a Bil-
e for everv
liard
six months.
5 Each person keeping or letting lor hire a Bowling Alley
or Skittle Ground or Rifle Gallery within the city limits, $5 for
every six months.
6. Every person keeping 1 Dance House, $200 for every
six months.
7. Every person selling Opium, except Chemists and Druggists using the same in preparation of prescriptions of medical
practitioners, $250 for every six months.
8. Each person carrying on the business of a Wholesale, or
of a Wholesale and Retail Merchant or Trader, $50 for every
six months.
9. Every Retail Trader within the city limits, $5 for every
six months.
The two last mentioned licenses to enable the person paying the same to change his plaee of business at pleasure, but
not to carry on business at two places at the same time under
one license.
10. Every Hawker or Peddler,   not hawking or peddling"
fish, game or farm produce within the city limits, $20 for every
six months.
11. Each person carrying on the business of a Pawnbroker,
$75 for every six months.
12. Each person owning a Pack Train of more than six
animals, Freight Waggon, Stage Coach or Omnibus, used in
transporting goods for profit or hire a distance beyond ten miles
from the City of Victoria and not paying a merchant's or trader's license, $5 for every six months.
13. Each person owning a Pack Train of less than six ani"
mals, $2.50 for every six months.
And for each Dray, Waggon or Omnibus used in transporting goods or passengers for profit or hire within the City o^
Victoria, and not paying a merchant's or trader's license, $2.50
for every six months.
14. Every Livery Stable Keeper, $10 for every six months*
15. Each person owning a Dray, Waggon, or other vehicle
plying for hire in the public streets of the City of Victoria, the
sum of $2.50 for each such vehicle for every six months.
16. Every Cattle Drove, $50 for every six months.
17. Every person, firm, or body corporate carrying on the
business of a Banker, and issuing Bank Notes at one place of
business not exceeding $400 for every year, and for each other
place of business not exceeding $100 for every year.
18. Every person, company, or body corporate carrying on
on his own account the business of a Banker at one place of
business within the city limits not being a Bank of Issue, $200
7 yeSi)^ifor each other Place of business within the
for
city limits, $100 for every
y year. 19. Each person practising as a Barrister or Solicitor,.
$12.50 for every six months.
20. Each person (other than a Barrister or Solicitor who
has taken out a license to practice as such) following the occupation of a conveyancer or land agent or both, $12.50 for every
six months.
21. Each Auctioneer (not being a Government officer selling by auction Government property, or Sheriff or'Sheriff's
Officer or Bailiff selling lands, goods or chattels taken in execution, or for the satisfaction of rent or taxes,) in addition to any
other license before mentioned, $50 for every six months.
22. Every proprietor or manager of  any Circus or Public
Exhibition
bition.
ithin the city limits, the sum of $10 for each exhi-
23. Every person (other than a farmer selling produce
grown by him in this Province) engaged in peddling or hawking
any fish, game or farm produce, $10 for every six months.
24. Every Club, or the Proprietors or Lessees of any Club,
$200 for every twelve months.
For one Billiard Table only (if any) kept in any Club, $100
for every twelve months.
For every additional Billiard Table kept in any Club, $50
for every twelve months. Clubs shall mean an association as
defined by the Municipality Act, 1881.
Any Club paying not less than the sum of $200 for license
for Billiard Tables kept in any Club as aforesaid shall not be
required to pay the Club license of $200, or, paying the license
of $200, shall not be charged with a license for Billiard Tables.
p5 for
every six
*y
25. Each person who  smokes  Opium,
months.
26. Every Manufactory within the city making or selling
its own products, $10 per annum.
27. Every Proprietor or Manager of any Theatre within the
city limits, for a single entertainment $5, and for week $15, and
for a month $30; and for Minor Exhibitions, for a single entertainment $2.50, and for a week $7.50, and for a month $15.
28. Every Commercial Traveller, $10 for every six months.
29. Every person carrying on any trading business or calling other than those mentioned in this Schedule, the sum of $5
for every six months.
SCHEDULE "B".
Municipality of A. B.
sum of $ in respect of a License to
tied to carry on the business of at
to 18    .
Dated
has paid the
and is enti-
from
C. D.,
Collector. No. 78.
A BY-LAW
To Aid the Establishment of a Woollen Mill in the
City of Victoria.
TTTHEREASit is desirable that a Woollen Mill for the man-
YY ufacture of blankets, flannels, etc., be established in the
City of Victoria, and the Corporation of the said City are desirous of assisting the establishment of such a manufactory by
exemption from taxation and by granting a sum of money to
the promoters of such object:
And whereas the estimated cost of erecting a Woollen Mill
is $20,000:
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
City of Victoria:
1. That when and so soon as a Mill of the.capacity of ten
looms and eight hundred spindles shall have been erected within the City of Victoria and fitted up with all the necessary
machinery and appliances for the manufacture of wool into
yarns, blankets, etc., there shall be paid to the owner of such
Mill out of the revenue of the said City the sum of $2500, and
thenceforth the said Mill, machinery and appliances, and all
materials manufactured at the said Mill shall be exempted
from taxation by the Municipal Council for a period of five
years.
2. That when the said Mill has been in operation for the
space of twelve months, there shall be paid to the owner thereof
the further sum of $2500 out of the revenue aforesaid; Provided
that such last mentioned payment shall not be made if the said
.Mill shall have been shut down or shall have ceased to manufacture for a period of eight weeks during the preceding twelve
months.
3. That before any payment shall be made under this By-
- Law the proprietor of such Mill shall enter into a bond with two
sufficient sureties to keep the said Woollen Mill in good working order, and to manufacture wool into yarn, blankets, etc.,
for a period of five years, and shall hot during such period be
interested in any other Mill of a similar character, or for a similar purpose, within the Province of British Columbia, and shall
not remove the said Mill, or the machinery thereto appertaining, during the said period.
4. That no Chinaman, whether a British subject or not,
shall be employed in the said Mill, and if any such be employed
no monies shall be paid to the owner of such Mill under this
By-Law.
5. This By-Law may be cited as the "Woollen Mill By-
Law, 1881."
Passed the Municipal Council the eighteenth day of Mav
A.D. 1881. J'
[Seal] J. H. TURNER,
William Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council. No. 79.
A BY-LAW to amend "The Water Works Engineer Appointment By-lair, 1880."
E IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :
Section two is hereby amended by inserting "one" instead
of six.
This By-law may be cited as the "Water Works Engineer
Appointment Amendment By-law, 1881."
Passed the Municipal Council this 22d day of June, A. D.
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1881.
Wm. Leigh,
(Signed)       NOAH SHAKESPEARE,
Chairman.
Clerk Municipal Council.
No. 80.
A BY-LAW
To amend the Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and
JV'uisance By-law, 1880.
BE IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows I
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council, by a reso-
tion duly passed, to order that any houses which may be considered by the Mayor and Council to be a nuisance or injurious
to the public health' to be lime-washed inside and out, and any
owners or occupiers of the said houses against whom such order
shall be made shall, in case of any neglect to comply with such
order, incur a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars.
■ 2. Every person who deposits, or who permits any person
to deposit, on any land within the city, any carrion, fish offal,
or other matter which shall be a nuisance or offensive in the
neighborhood, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty
dollars for each offence.
This By-law may be cited as the "Sanitary Amendment
By-law, 1881."
(Signed)       NOAH SHAKESPEARE,
Wm. Leigh, Chairman.
Clerk Municipal Council.
No. 81.
A BY-LAW-
To amend the Victoria City Pound By-laiu, 1878.
E IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corpor-
B
ation of the Ciiy of Victoria, as follows:
1. Section eleven is hereby amended by adding after the
word animal, in the first line thereof "except dogs". 2. Section twelve is hereby amended by adding after the
word animal, in the first line, the words "except dogs".
3. Section fifteen is hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof
be it enacted that a notice describing every dog impounded as
aforesaid shall be posted at the Pound, at the City Hall, and at
the Police Barracks, for a period of three days after such impounding, and if the dog is not redeemed by the owner thereof
within such three days, the same may be sold at Public Auction
to the highest bidder, who shall thereupon become absolute
owner thereof, any law to the contrary notwithstanding; but if
any dog offered for sale under this By-law shall not be sold,
such dog shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of,, as the
said Mayor by writing under his hand shall direct; and the proceeds of any sale shall be applied as herein mentioned.
This By-law may be cited as the "Pound Amendment Bylaw, 1881."
(Signed)
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk Municipal Council
NOAH SHAKESPEARE,
Chairman. iimMumim^^Mi^mmdmmiiimdm^
No. 83.
MUNICIPAL BY-LAW.
CORPORATION OP THE CITY OF VICTORIA, PROVINCE OF BRITISH
COLOMBIA.
A By-law to autlwrize the Sale of Lands within the
City of Victoria upon which Taxes have been
due and in arrear for three years.
WHEREAS it is expedient that all lands or parcel of lands
within the City of Victoria upon which the taxes have
been due and in arrear for three years shall be sold and the
proceeds applied in the reduction of such taxes.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria :
1. The Assessor and Collector of the Municipal Council of
the City of Victoria is hereby authorised and directed whensoever taxes on auy land have been due for three years proced-
ing the fifteenth day of July, 1881, to submit to the Mayor of
the City of Victoria, a list in duplicate of all the lands liable
under the provisions of this By-law to be sold for taxes with
the amount of arrears against each lot set opposite to the same;
and the Mayor shall authenticate such lists by affixing thereto
the seal of the Corporation and his signature, and one of such
lists shall be deposited with the Clerk of the Corporation and
the other shall be returned to the Assessor and Collector with
a warrant thereto annexed under the hand of the Mayor and the
seal of the Corporation, commanding him to levy upon the land
for the arrears due thereon with his costs.
2. It shall not be the duty of the Assessor and Collector to
make enquiry before effecting a sale of lands for taxes to ascertain whether or not there is any distress upon the land, nor
shall he be bound to enquire into or form any opinion of the
value of the land.
3. The Assessor and Collector shall prepare a copy of the
list of lands to be sold and shall include therein in a separate
column a statement of the proportion of costs chargeable on
each lot for advertising and for the commissions authorized by
this By-law to be paid to him, and shall cause such list to be
published in some daily paper in the City of Victoria for a period of three months preceding such intended sale.
4. The advertisement shall contain a notification that unless the arrears and costs are sooner paid he will proceed to
sell the lands for the taxes on a day, a time, and at a place
named in the advertisement.
5. The Assessor and Collector shall at least three months
before the time of sale also deliver to or deposit in the Post
Office to the address of the owner of such property, which is to
be sold for taxes as aforesaid, or to the agent of such owner, a
notice in writing of the amount of taxes due, and [that the property is to be sold for arrears so due,] and in case the address
of the owner or agent is unknown a notice to the same effect shall be posted upon the land intended to be sold and shall also
at least three months before the time of sale post a notice similar to the above advertisement in some convenient and public
places, that is to say, at the Council Chambers, Victoria, and
in the Post Office Building, Victoria.
6. The day of sale shall be the ninetieth day after the publication of such list, exclusive of the day of such publication,
except in case the said ninetieth day shall fall on a Sunday or
holiday, in which case such sale shall take place on the following day, at the Council Chambers in the City of Victoria, and
shall begin at twelve o'clock, noon.
7. If at the time appointed for the sale of the lands no
bidders appear, the Assessor and Collector may adjourn the sale
from time to time.
' 8. If the taxes have not been previously collected, or if no
one appears to pay the same at the time and place appointed
for the sale, the Assessor and Collector shall sell at public auction so much of the land as may be sufficient to discharge the
taxes and all lawful charges incurred in and about the sale and
the collection of the taxes, selling in preference such part as he
may consider best for the owner to sell first; and in offering
such lands for sale it shall not be necessary to describe particularly the portion of the lot or section which shall be sold, but
it will be sufficient to say that he will sell so much of the lot
or section as shall be necessary to secure the payment of the
taxes due, and the amount of taxes stated in the advertisement
sball in all cases be prima facie evidence of the correct amount
due.
9. If the Assessor and Collector fails at such sale to sell
such land for the full amount of arrears of the taxes due he
shall at such sale adjourn the same until a day to be publicly
named by him, not earlier than one week, nor later than three
months thereafter, of whioh adjourned sale he shall give notice
by advertisement in one of the local papers in which the original notice was advertised, and on such day he shall sell such
lands for any sum he can realize, and shall accept such sum as
full payment for such arrears of taxes.
10. If the purchaser of any property or parcel of land fails
immediately to pay to the Assessor and Collector the amount
of the purchase money, the Assessor aud Collector .shall forthwith/again put up the property for sale.
11. Immediately after every sale the Assessor and Collector shall return a list of the arrears satisfied by such sale to the
Treasurer ot the Corporation, and shall at the same time pay in
the proceeds of such sale to the said Treasurer.
12. The Assessor and Collector after selling any land for
taxes shall give a certificate under his hand to the purchaser
stating distinctly what part or proportion, as the case may be, of
the land and what interest therein lrave been sold, or stating
that the whole lot, section, or estate has been sold, and describing the same, and also stating the quantity of land, the sum
for which it has been sold, and the expenses of sale, and further stating that a deed conveying the same to the purchaser or mflrtfliTflflflilil^M
his assigns, according to the nature of the estate or interest sold
will be executed by him and the Mayor, on his or their demand
at any time after the expiration of one year from the date of the
certificate if the land be not previously redeemed.
13. The Assessor and Collector shall be entitled to five per
centum commission upon the sums collected by him as aforesaid.
14. This By-law may be cited for all purposes as "The
Victoria Real E&tate Tax Sale By-law, 1881."
Passed the Municipal Council this 20th day of July, 1881.
A. McLEAN,
Chairman.
Reconsidered and finally passed this 27th day of July, 1881.
NOAH SHAKESPEARE,
[Seal.] Chairman.
William Leigh,
Clerk Municipal Council.  iiaittliliniriyiiMBiiHiiiliH
No. 85.
A   BY-LAW
To  Regulate   the Maintenance  and Repairs of
Sidewalks, Footpaths, and Verandahs within
the City Limits.
WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the
By-laws for the Regulation, Construction, Maintenance and Repairs of Sidewalks, Footpaths and Verandahs within the City Limits. |
Be it therefore Enacted by the Corporation of the City
of Victoria, as follows:—
1. That the Victoria Footpath and Awning By-law, 1877,
The Sidewalk By-law, 1879, The Victoria Footpath and Awning Amendment By-law, 1880, The Footpath, Awning Amendment By-law, 1881, be and the same are hereby repealed, but
such repeal shall not prejudice or affect any proceedings pending under the same By-laws, or any of them, or any rights or
liabilities accrued in respect of them.
2. Footpaths or Sidewalks of a uniform grade and with a
fall towards the street of not less than one-fouth of an inch to
the foot, shall whenever and wherever by the Mayor and Council of the said city be deemed necessary or desirable be constructed on each side of each street within the city limits, and
every footpath or sidewalk shall not be more in width than one-
sixth of the street on which it abuts.
3. All Footpaths or Sidewalks shall be graded by the Mayor
and Council at the expense of the city, whenever such grading
is necessary.
4. Each Footpath or Sidewalk, within the said city limits
shall be made of wood, stone flagging, tiles, or bricks, or such
other material as the Street Committee may approve of; but
each footpath or sidewalk shall be made of uniform width,
material and gradient throughout the entire- length of the block
abutting on any street.
5. Footpaths or sidewalks already constructed shall, whenever by the Mayor and Council deemed necessary, be altered so
as to conform to this By-law.
6. Every sidewalk or footpath in the City of Victoria shall
be constructed, altered and maintained at the expense of the
Corporation.
7. Every wooden sidewalk shall be constructed of 1£ inch
planks, 10 inches wide and uniformly sawn with bearings 4x4
inches, cross bearings where required, and cedar posts placed
on sills 12x12x3 inches. If the sidewalk does not exceed six
feet in width, it shall have three bearers; if it exceeds six feet
and does not exceed eight feet, it shall have four bearers; if it
exceeds eight feet and' does not exceed ten feet, it shall have
five bearers; all such bearers to be properly braced with 4xl|
inch scantling. All planking shall be nailed with 4£ inch nails,
two nails to each bearing; and all posts, sills, and braces shall be properly nailed. The heads of all nails shall be driven in
one-fourth of an inch below the surface of the plank; subject,
however, to such alterations as the Mayor and Council shall
direct.
8. That all posts or pillars ereetedon any street shall stand
precisely at the outer edge of the sidewalk, and shall have a
ring and staple fixed therein for the purpose of securing horses.
9. Where any portion of any footpath or sidewalk in the
said city may be required to be used by any wagon, cart or
other vehicle for gaining access to any premises, the sidewalk,
if constructed of wood, shall be laid longitudinally of plank not
less than three inches thick, upon the same level along the
length of such footpath or sidewalk.
10. A good and sufficient fence or railing of a character,
material,- and in manner to be approved of by the said Mayor
and Council, or the Street Committee on their behalf, shall be
set up, erected, constructed and maintained at the side or sides
of any footpath when and where by the said Mayor and Council or the Street Committee as aforesaid shall from time to time
be deemed necessary for the safety of the public.
11. No person shall ride, or shall drive, wheel or draw any
wagon, cart, barrow, or any other vehicle upon, or along, or
across any public footpath or sidewalk within the City Limits,
(except hand carriages for children), and no person having the
charge of any beast of burden shall intentionally cause or permit the same to stand or go upon any public footpath or sidewalk as aforesaid, or to stand upon any street crossing so as to
obstruct the same.
12. No person shall back any wagon, cart, dray, or other
vehicle against any footpath or sidewalk within the City Limits.
13. All persons riding or driving along the streets of Victoria shall keep on the left side of the street.
14. That no building materials shall be laid down on any
street or sidewalk without the consent of the Council, and all
such building materials, as well as cellars and sewers in course
of construction on or near any public street or thoroughfare
shall be so guarded in the night time with fence a or beacon
light so to prevent accidents to persons or animals.
15. No person shall place on the streets or sidewalks any
barrel, bale, crate, or anything whatsoever, which in any way
obstructs the footpaths or sidewalks, or which may be considered a nuisance by the said Mayor and Council, or Street Committee on their behalf, unless in the case where packages ' are
being opened for taking the contents into warehouses during
reasonable hours, and all convenient speed shall be used in removing the same, and no articles shall be allowed to remain on
the footpaths or sidewalks after dark.
16. No person or persons shall interrupt the travel of any
highway by opening or excavating any portion of the footpath
in the same without first obtaining consent of the Municipal
Council, or the Street Committee on their behalf. 17. No person shall in the front of any building erect any
bay window which shall project on the line of a street.
18. Verandahs or awnings must extend from the front line
of any buildings to the outside edge of the footpaths, and shall
project sufficiently to throw the rain beyond the sidewalk into
the gutter, and be kept free from leakage, and if constructed of
wood must be planed lumber of the following dimensions: The
posts shall not be less than four inches by four inches, and let
into the curb of the footpath; the front plate or girt shall not
be less than two inches by ten inches planks; the rafters or
joints shall not be less than two inches by six inches and shall
not be placed more than six feet from centres; the purloins
shall not be less than two inches by four inches scantling; the
flooring or roof shall be of tongued and grooved boards not less
than one inch in thickness.
19. The covering or floor of any awning or verandah shall
not be less than fourteen feet above the level of the footpath.
The cornice of the same shall not project more than eight
inches beyond the line of footpath, except by resolution of
the Mayor and Gouncil.
20. Iron balconies supported by iron brackets shall not
project more than three feet from the front line of any building
to which they are attached.
21. Areas projecting from the fronts of buildings must be
covered over with iron or strong wooden gratings, the $pace
between the bars of the same shall not exceed one inch.
22. No steps or boot scrapers shall be allowed on the footpaths.
23. All gates put close to any street or sidewalk shall open
inwardly instead of outwardly over such street or sidewalk, provided that one month's notice shall be given by the Council to
parties who at the time of the passing of this By-law have
gates opening outwardly over any street or sidewalk, or who
have verandah posts erected on any sidewalk, to remove, alter
or make the same in accordance with this By-law.
24. No person shall throw or pile cordwood, firewood, or
coal upon any paved or planked sidewalk, or upon any streets
of the city, or saw or split cordwood or firewood thereon, so as
to obstruct th'e free use thereof and no person shall stand on
any such sidewalk with his wood-saw and horse so as to obstruct a free passage for foot passengers.
25. Hereafter no hanging or stationery signs, shades, or
awnings crossing a footpath shall be less than nine feet from
the lower edge of sign, shade, or awning to the footpath.
26. It shall be the duty of the Police Constables of the
City of Victoria to use their best endeavors to prevent any infraction of any of the provisions of this By-law, and to take
all necessary proceedings for bringing to punishment parties
guilty of any such infraction.
27. Every occupant, and in case there is no occupant, the
owner of every house,   shop,   building, lot, or parcel of land fronting or abutting on any public street or streets, when the
sidewalks are planked or paved, shall sweep and keep free from
obstruction by snow or ice the pavement or sidewalk abutting
on or about his premises as aforesaid.
28. Such snow or ice to be completely removed before ten
o'clock in the morning after fall of snow, or fall of hail or
rain, which shall freeze on the sidewalks, and in case any iee
or snow shall be so frozen that it cannot be removed without
injury to the sidewalks or pavements, every such person as
aforesaid shall strew the same with ashes, sand or other suitable substance.
29. In ease any building lot or parcel of land shall be unoccupied and the owner thereof shall not be resident in the Municipality, and the snow and ice shall not be removed as aforesaid,
it shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council to cause the said
snow and ice to be removed at the expense of the Corporation,
and all expenses so incurred shall be charged against the parcel of land in front of which said sidewalk or pavement shall
be so cleared of snow ov ice as aforesaid, and the same may be
collected in the same manner as other municipal taxes.
30. Any person or persons refusing or neglecting to comply with any of the provisions or requirements of this By-law,
or guilty of any infraction thereof, shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine of not less than $5 or more than $20.
31. Every penalty imposed by this By-law may, together
with the costs of conviction, be recovered in a summary manner before the Mayor, Police Magistrate, or any Justice of the
Peace having jurisdiction within the limits of the City of Victoria, and may be levied by distress and sale of the goods and
chattels of the offender, and in default of payment of such penalty and costs, then by imprisonment of such offender for any
term not exceeding one calendar month in one of Her Majesty's
gaols.
This By-law shall be cited as ' 'The Consolidated Sidewalk
and Awning By-law, 1881."
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 28th day
of December, A.D. 1881.
NOAH SHAKESPEARE,
[Seal.] Chairman Presiding.
Wm. Leigh,
Clerk Municipal Council. No.
"PETROLEUM BY-LAW,  1882."
WHEREAS IT IS EXPEDIENT that regulations should
be made as to the storage and carriage of Petroleum,
Coal Oil, Naptha, and other combustible matter within the City
Limits.
BE IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:—
1. No person shall keep in any wooden shed or building
on storage or for sale any Petroleum, Coal Oil, Naptha, Burning Fuid or other combustible matter, in quantities greater
than 50 gallons, if contained in wooden casks, or 100 gallons if
stored in metal cases, without a License from the Corporation.
2. No person without such License shall keep in any brick
or stone building any of the aforesaid articles in quantities
greater than 250 gallons if contained in wood, or 1,000 gallons
if stored in metal cases.
3. Every License shall specify the building, street or
locality, and the quantity in gallons of the combustible articles
before mentioned, which may be stored therein.
4. The premises in or upon which any of the combustible
articles aforesaid shall be stored, shall be open at nil times to
the inspection of the Corporation or its Officers.
5. The Corporation may, before any License shall be
granted as aforesaid, require such precautions to be taken
against fire as they may deem necessary.
6. No person shall remove on any dray, cart, waggon or
other vehicle, any combustible matter in quantities greater than
250 gallons at any one time.
7. Any person or persons refusing or neglecting to comply
with any of the provisions or requirements of this By-law, or
guilty of any infraction thereof, shall, upon conviction thereof,
be subject to a fine of not less than $5 or more than $50.
8. Every penalty imposed by this By-law may, together
with the costs of conviction, be recovered in a summary manner before the Police Magistrate, or any Justice of the
Peace having jurisdiction within the Limits of the City of
Victoria, and may be levied by distress and sale of the goods
and chattels of the offender, and in default of payment of such
penalty and costs, then by imprisonment of such offender for
any term not exceeding one calendar month in one of Her
Majesty's gaols.
This By-law maybe cited as the "Petroleum By-law, 1882 "
Reconsidered and finally passed rhis28th day of September,
A   D   1882
Ljg       ' NOAH SHAKESPEARE,
c.s.
f
Mayor.
Wm. Leiuh, C M. C.  MS0iBMS^nmtHf8SsMS^miSm^^^^S^»^^9mmU
No. 95.
A   iBY-LAW
To repeal "The By-Law for Prohibiting the Erection of
Wooden Buildings, 1879," Amendment By-Law, 1882."
BE IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :—
The By-Law entitled "The By-Law for Prohibiting the
Erection of Wooden Buildings, 1879," "Amendment By-Law,
1$82," is hereby repealejd ; and Section 1 of the By-Law entitled "The By-Law for Prohibiting the Erection of Wooden
Buildings, 1879," is hereby declared to be in full force.
This By-Law may be cited as the " By-Law to repeal the
By-Law for Prohibiting the Erection of Wooden Buildings
Amendment By-Law, 1882."
Passed the Municipal Council this 21st day of March, A.
D. 1883.
Reconsidered and finally passed this 4th day of April, A.
D. 1883.
CHAS. E. REDFERN,
Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
seal
J
C. M. C.
No. 95.
A   BY-LAW
Fixing the time when the Miuiieipal Assessment Roll for
the Year 1883 shall be returned by the Assessor of the
City of Victoria, B. C, to the Cleric of the Municipal
Council of the said City, and for hearing complaints
against the same.
TTTHEREAS it is expedient that the time should be fixed
YY within which the City Assessor shall return the Assessment Roll of the City of Victoria, for the year 1883, to the
Clerk of the Municipal Council of the said City, and in which
appeals against the said Roll shall be heard, and for hearing
the said appeals :
1. Be it therefore enacted by the M-.iyor and Council of
the Corporation of the City of Victoria, that the Assessment
Roll of the said City, for the year lb83, shall be returned to
the Clerk of the Municipal Council on the seventh day of May,
1883. p||y
2. All persons complaining of his or her assessment shall, on or before the seventh day of June 1883, notify the Clerk of
the said City, in writing, specifying the grounds of his or her
complaint.
3 All complaints which shall have been duly made by any
person or persons against his her or their assessments shall
be heard at the City Hall, Victoria, on the twelfth day of June,
1883, at the hour of eleven o'clock, A. M., or so soon thereafter
as the said complaints can be heard.
4. This By-Law may be cited as " The Municipal Assessment Roll and Appeal By-Law, 1883."
Passed the Council the eighteenth day of April, A.D. 1883..
Reconsidered and finally passed this twenty-fifth day of
An-ril. A.D. 1883.
p   ' CHAS   E. REDFERN,
Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
C, M. 0. ffliiMTMnHMraiiliiiiUMiii]
No. 97.
A   BY-LAW
w
Relating to the Extension of Yates Street.
HEREAS it is expedient to carry into effect the Yates
Street Extension Act, 1883:
And, whereas, by the said Act it is provided that the Corporation of the City of Victoria might acquire such part of the
land known as the School Reserve, Victoria, not exceeding 100
feet in width, as they might require for the purpose of extending Vates Street through the said reserve, subject to such conditions as the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works might
impose, but no conveyance of the said land should be made
until the assent of the persons who for the time being should
appear on the assessment roll of the City of Victoria as the
owners of real estate or holders of trades licenses should be
signified by a vote to be taken in manner appointed by the
Mayor and Council:
And, whereas, the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works has made it a condition that the land to be conveyed
should be used for street purposes only, and that a good substantial fence, similar to the one now existing at the entrance
to the reserve, should be erected along the south line of the
said street:
And, whereas, by the said Act, it is further provided that
the Corporation of the City of Victoria should, for all lands
taken, make compensation to the Government of British Columbia ; such compensation, in the event of dispute, to be determined by arbitration.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria: -
1. That it is expedient that Yates Street should be extended to Cadboro Bay Road and opened through the School Reserve along the northern boundary line of the same for a width
of 100 feet, and that the portion of the said reserve which is
required for such extension should be purchased from the Government of British Columbia upon and subject to the terms imposed by the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works and the
said Act.
2. That James Trimble be and he is hereby appointed an
arbitrator on behalf of the Corporation to determine the amount
of compensation to be paid to the Government of British Columbia.
3. That the amount to be awarded under the arbitration to
be held in pursuance of the said Act may be paid out of the
revenue of the current year.
4. That the. question whether such part of the School Reserve not exceeding 100 feet in width, that is to say from the
mm Northern to the Southern-limit of the same as shall be required
for the purpose of such extension, shall, to the' intent that the
same may be used as I public thoroughfare, be conveyed by
the Government of British Columbia to the Corporation of the
City of Victoria subject to the terms or conditions imposed by
the Chief Commissioner, that is to say, that a good and substantial fence similar to the one now existing at the entrance to
the reserve from Tates street, shall be erected along the line
of the said street, shall be submitted for and determined by
the vote of the persons whose names shall appear on the last
revised assessment roll for real estate and for trades licenses.
5. That the vote shall be taken by ballot at the City Council Chambers on the 4th day of June, next.
6. That the voting shall commence at 10 A. M. and shall
close at 4 p. m.
7. The ballot of each voter shall consist of a paper Aye or
No, and in all other respects the provisions of Section 74 of the
Municipality Act, 1881, shall be complied with.
This By-Law may be cited as the " Yates Street Extension
By-Law, 1883."
Passed the Municipal Council the 23rd day of May, A. D.
1883, and finally passed June 6th, A. D. 1883.
CHAS. E. REDFERN,
"—"— Mayor.
q   i ) Wm. Leigh,
C. M. 0. ^^MS^agMBI]gaaHBBBH^?«Mifeaat^
No. 98.
A BY-LAW
To regulate the Erection of Buildings within the
Fire Limits of the City of Victoria, and to provide
for the storage of Lnftammable and Combustible
Articles.
BE IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria:
1. It shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council, from time
to time when by them deemed necessary, to appoint an Inspector of Buildings, at such salary as the Municipal Council shall
think proper.
2. The duties of such Inspector shall be to oversee the
erection of all buildings hereafter to be erected, built, enlarged,
altered, or re-erected within the City of Victoria, and to enforce
the provisions of this By-law.
3. To examine, by virtue of his office, or whenever he may
be so directed by the Mayor a id Council, or by a Police MagT
istrate, or by any Justice of the Peace of the said city, all
chimneys, fireplaces, hearths, ovens, boilers, furnaces, stoves,
steampipes, stovepipes, funnels, flues, and all places where
fires are made or kept, or where ashes are kept; and also to
examine all buildings or other premises where gunpowder, coal
oil, hay, straw, or other inflammable subst mces are kept, or
where any trade which is considered by the Inspector of Buildings dangerous, as causing or increasing the liability of fire, is
carried on, and to report thereon, and if necessary to notify the
owner, lessee, occupier or party using the building, of any defect or objection thereto, or to the construction thereof, in any
such stovepipe, chimney, fireplace or ashpit, and to direct the
repair, alteration, or discontinuance thereof, as may be considered, requisite.
4. If any owner, lessee, occupier or party using a building where any chimney, fireplace, hearth, oven, boiler, furnace,
stove, steampipe, funnel, flue or place for keeping ashes, or any
other place which is deemed to be dangerous, neglects to dis-i
continue the use of, or to alter, repair, or remove the same in
accordance with" the notice in that behalf and issued by the
Inspector of Buildings, or under the authority of a resolution of
the Municipal Corporation of the said City of Victoria, and
signed by the said Inspector, or by one of the Fire Wardens,
he or they shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten dollars!
a day for each and every day that default shall be made in not
complying with the said notice, in addition to all other penalties imposed by this By-law.
5. Until otherwise ordered by the said Municipal Council
the City Surveyor shall perform the duties prescribed by this
By-law to be performed by the Inspector of Buildings.
6. In allcasesof building or rebuilding any house, warehouse,
or other building when on the line of any public street or way,
or within seven feet thereof, there shall be erected by the builder
a board fence of not less than six feet in height, to enclose not
more than half the width of the sidewalk in front of such build- ing and outside of such fence a planked pathway sb.aU be laid
by such builder at least four feet wide, for the convenience of
the public, or it shall be lawful for him instead of erecting such
fence and pathway to plank over the whole of the scaffold at the
height of the first-floor above the ground floor of such building,
and to enclose such scaffold at the same height at least eighteen
inches all round above the level of the planked floor above said,
the sidewalks of the street being left free for public use.
7. No person shall place any lumber, stone, chips, shavings, rubbish, or any building material whatever on any sidewalk, except within the aforesaid fence, and when buildings are
being erected on any street no person shall be allowed to occupy more than one-third in width of the roadway with any such
building material, and no person shall place any such stone, lumber, or building material so as to obstruct the free passage of
the water in the drains, gutters or water courses, and no person
shall suffer or permit any 3uch building material to remain on
the street any longer than is necessary for the erection of the
building for which such material is designed; and on the completion of the external walls and roof of any such building, and
of such completion the Inspector of Buildings shall be sole
judge, the contractor or owner thereof shall within three days
thereafter entirely remove all material from the street, and
cause the street to be cleaned from all such building material
and left in good repair.
CHIMNEY STACKS.
8. All chimney stacks shall be carried to a height of not
less than four feet above the walls, ridge, or deck of any roof,
except in cases where the' ridge or deck of any roof exceed the
height of six feet above the base of such chimney, then jthe
height shall be determined by the said Inspector, and where a
chimney stack is used to carry away smoke or noxious vapors
from any manufactory, the said stack shall be carried to such a
height as to effectually clear the surrounding buildings to the
satisfaction of the said Inspector of Buildings. All stacks shall
be built of stone, brick or iron, and in the most substantial
manner.
BOILERS AND  OVENS.
9. No timber shall be laid within two feet of the inside of
any oven, copper, still, boiler or furnace, nor within nine inches
of the opening of any chimney, nor within seven inches of any
metal flue, nor within four and a half inches of any brick flue,
unless the wood is properly protected to the satisfaction of the
Building Inspector.
STEAM PIPES AND FUNNELS.
10. No pipe or funnel for conveying steam shall be fixed
next any public street or highway or on the front of any building, nor shall any funnel, pipe or flue for conveying fire or
smoke be fixed on the inside of any building nearer than twelve
inches to the face of any timber, nor shall any such funnel,
pipe or flue pass through any timber, framing or partition of
wood, or wood and lime, or through any wooden floor, in any
House, outhouse, fence or building whatever, within the said
city, unless there shall be a space of at least six inches clear between the said funnel, pipe or flue and such framing, partition or floor, and the same pass through a. chimney of stone or
bricks and mortar, or be encased by a rim of solid stone or
thick metal not less than three inches wide and equal in thickness to the full finished thickness of the framing through which
such pipes shall pass.
11. No occupant of any house or building within the said
city shall permit any pipe-hole not in use in any chimney in
such house or building to remain open; all such holes shall be
closed with a proper stopper of metal or other incombustible
material.
12. No person shall place or keep any ashes in any wooderi
box, or within three feet of any wooden floor or partition, or in
any outhouse or shed, unless properly protected; and no person
shall store, or permit to be stored, any combustible material in
any yard within one hundred feet of any building, unless th6
same is properly covered and protected from fire, and of the
sufficiency of such protection the Inspector of Buildings shall
be sole judge.
13. No person shall set up, erect, or construct, or build,
or use, work, or cause or procure to be set up, erected, constructed, built or worked, any steam engine, except under the
terms of this By-law.
14. No person shall establish, set up, carry on or continue
within the said city any tannery, fellmongery or place for boiling soap, making or running candles, or for the melting of tallow, or any manufacture of varnish, fireworks, or any coal oil
refinery, or any other factory which from its nature or the mat-
terial used therein shall be dangerous, in causing or promoting
fires, unless aud until he shall have obtained a certificate of
compliance with the general regulations hereby prescribed or
to be prescribed by any By-law of the Corporation.
INFLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES.
15. No larger quantity than 80 gallons of coal oil, or any
oils of a similar character in wooden casks, nor more than 300
gallons if in tin, metal, stone or earthenware, nor a larger quantity than 20 gallons of crude oil, burning fluid, naptha, benzole,
benzine, or other similar combustible and dangerous material
shall be kept in any wooden building within the city limits, nor
a larger quantity than 150 gallons of coal oil, or other such oils'
in wooden casks, or 750 gallons in tin, metal, stone or earthenware, nor any larger quantity than 80 gallons of crude oil, burning fluid, naptha, benzole, benzine or other similar combustible
or dangerous material shall be kept in any brick building within1
the city limits unless the same shall be kept in a cellar properly ventilated and without a floor or one of brick, stone, cement
or other incombustible, material, then 300 gallons of coal oil or
other such oils iD wooden casks, or 1000 gallons if in.tin, stone
or earthenware, may be kept, nor shall any of the fluids before
mentioned be permitted to flow into any drain or sewer of the
said city.
16. Notwithstanding anything in the preceding section
contained, when fireproof buildings are so constructed as to insure at all times a thorough ventilation thereof, and are used exclusively for the purpose of keeping or storing coal oil, burning fluid, crude oil, naptha, benzole, or other similar combustible or dangerous materials are isolated or detached at least
two hundred feet from all other buildings, then any of the said
fluids may be kept and stored therein without limit as to quantity.
17. No fire shall be taken into, lighted or used within the
said last mentioned storage buildings either for heat, light or
any other purpose whatever.
18. Every person desiring to keep or store in the manner
provided by the 16th section of this By-law any of the fluids
mentioned in the said 16th section, shall make a written application to the Mayor and Council for permission so to do, and
shall state in such application the store, house, shop, building
or place in which he desires to keep or store the said fluids, or
any of them, and it shall be the duty of the said Inspector to
examine the premises of the applicant and to report to the said
Mayor and Council thereon, and upon every such report the
said Mayor and Council shall either grant or refuse permission.
. 19. When any building or buildings within the city limits
shall be deemed by the Inspector of Buildings to be unsafe
from any cause, the owner, lessee, contractor or agent shall be
notified at once to make the same safe and secure, and every
person so notified who fails within twenty-four hours (or such
time as shall be expressed in the notice) to comply with such
notice, shall be subject to all the penalties of this By-law.
FIRE LIMITS.
20. The Mayor and Council may from time to time by resolution vary the existing fire limits.
21. No building shall be erected or placed on old or Blew
foundations, or on foundations partly old and partly new, within the fire limits, unless the same shall be built with main walls
of concrete, stone, brick, iron, or other suitable materials, and
the external walls of any brick building must be of not less than
the following dimensions:
ONE STORY BUILDINGS.
Outside walls shall not be less than one brick or 8J inches
thick, or more than 14 feet in height, or more than 50 feet in
length, unless strengthened by cross partitions or other means
approved by the Inspector of Buildings.
One and a half brick, or 12| inch thick walls, shall not exceed 16 feet in height nor 70 feet in length, unless strengthened
by cross partitions or other means approved by the Inspector
of Buildings.
TWO STORY BUILDINGS.
Outside walls, ground floor wall, to be not less than one
and a half brick or 12£ inches thick, and not to exceed 16 feet
in height or 70 feet in length without being strengthened by
cross walls, partitions, or other means approved of by the said
Inspector.
Outside walls, first floor, to be not less than one brick or
8J inches thick, nor more than 14 feet in height, nor more than
50 feet in length, unless strengthened as aforesaid. THREE STORY BUILDINGS.
Ground floor outside walls shall not be less than two bricks
or 17% inches thick, nor more than 17 feet in height, nor more
than 100 feet in length, unless strengthened as before mentioned.
First floor outside walls shall not' be less than one and a
half brick, or 12J inches thick, nor more than 14 feet in height
nor more than 50 feet in length, unless strengthened as aforesaid.
Second floor outside walls shall not be less than one brick
or 8J inches thick, nor more than 12 feet in height nor
more than 50 feet in length, unless strengthened as before
mentioned. And for every additional 20 feet in length or 2 feet
in height, or any fraction thereof added to any of the above .
measurements, one half brick or 4J inches in thickness, must
be added to the thickness of walls of each and every story;
and the brick or stone work of any and every building must be
carried to such height as may be requisite to effectually protect the woodwork of roof of such building from any adjoining
building, and to the satisfaction of the Inspector of Buildings.
Basement walls are to be not less than 4£ inches thicker
than the walls under which they are built, and shall be of either
stone, brick or other suitable materials, and for every four feet
in height over 10 feet, or 20 feet in length over 70 feet, or any
part thereof, then the walls must be increased in thickness 4J
inches.
Foundations to brick or stone buildings not having basements are to be not less than 18 inches in the solid ground below the floor level, and to be not less than 4| inches thicker
than the walls under which they are built, and are to be of
brick, stone, or other suitable material.
ROOF COVERINGS.
Roof coverings shall be of slate, tin, iron, or other incombustible materials.   .
PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
22. All doprs m Theatres, Music Halls, Hotels, Churches
and other buildings used for the assembly of large bodies of
persons, must open outwards, and ample provision be made
for the rapid emptying of the said buildings.
23. No wooden building within the said fire limits shall
be removed, except to a portion of the same lot on which it
stands, or to a point outside of fire limits, and then only with
the written permission of the Mayor and Council, and subject
to such conditions and stipulations as may be thought advisable^ and no wooden building within the said limit shall be
altered or changed without the written permission of the Inspector of Buildings, approved by a majority of Fire Wardens,
which permit shall specify fully the alterations required, and no
such permit shall be given if any increase will be made by the
proposed change or alteration in the size of the wooden building within the said limits, or if such repairs will increase the
value of such building more than twenty-five per cent. The
application therefor and a copy of each of such permits shall
be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
•Sf PARTY WALLS,   ARCHES, CHIMNEYS.
24. All party walls shall be built between house and house,
except in such parts where each house has independent walls.
Partv walls not being of sufficient thickness shall be taken
down when one or more of the adjoining houses requires to be
rebuilt. External walls shall not become party waHs unless
the same shall have been previously erected in accordance with
the provisions of this By-law. The brickwork in all party walls
and external walls shall be properly bonded, or anchored in
every case.
25. No timber shall at any time hereafter be laid into any
party wall or arch, except for bond to the same, nor into any
party wall other than such templets, chains and bond-timbers
as shall be necessary for the same, and other than the ends of
girders, beams, binding or trimming joists, or other principal
timbers; all of which timbers shall have at least four inches
and a-half solid brickwork between the ends and sides thereof, and the timber of any building adjoining thereto, and the
ends of every girder, beam, purline, binding or trimming joists,
and every piece of principal timber may be laid beyond the
centre of any party wall, provided that there be left four inches
and a half of solid brick or stonework at the end of every such
piece of timber, except in places where any parts of the ends of
any such timber shall be opposite to and level with any part o f
the ends of any timber of any adjoining building, in which case
no part of such timber shall approach nearer than two inches
to the centre of the said party wall.
BREAST SUMMERS.
26. Breast-summers in all cases shall be carried on brick
or stone walls or piers, or on cast-iron columns seated in
stone, and shall in no case be carried on story posts or other
timber supports; and when the ends of any breast-summers
shall approach the centre line of any party wall nearer than four
inches and a-half, such ends shall be encased and entirely surrounded in cast iron shoes.
CHIMNEYS AND HEARTHS.
27. All chimneys back to back in party walls shall be in
the chimney backs at the least one brick or 8J- inches in thickness. Chimney backs in party walls not being back to back
with any other chimney, shall be at least 8£ inches clear from
the party line ; the thickness above specified shall beVsontinued
to a height of at least 8 inches above the mantel in every case.
All flues built in internal, external or party walls, shall be surrounded by brickwork not less than 4 inches in thickness.
28. Chimney hearths shall in all cases be laid wholly on
brick or stone in cement, unless the same be in cellar or basement story and be laid and bedded in solid earth, and evW
chimney shall have a slab or slabs or foot pieces before tlbe
same of stone, bricks, marble, iron or cement, at least one fofct
four inches broad and extending at least six inches beyond eacBi
end of every fireplace opening.
29. Hay or straw shall not be permitted to be  stored
kept for sale m buildings within the city limits, unless the sama
shall be properly secured from danger by fire to the satisfaction! a ifflgfiSSMiJ MgggiS
warn
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of the Inspector of Buildings and the Fire Wardens, and if any
buildings used for the storage of hay or straw shall be deemed
dangerous by the said Inspector or Fire Wardens, the parties
using the same shall be notified,, to discontinue the use thereof
or to have the said buildings made secure; and for every day
so using the said buildings, or permitting them to be used after
the expiration of such notice, they shall be liable for the full
penalty mentioned in this By-law.
30. The line of wall of any building fronting on any street,
alley, lane or public highway within the limits of the City of
Victoria, shall be parallel with the centre line of such street,
alley, lane or public highway, as laid down on the official map
of the said city, and no building, or part of any building, shall
project or encroach on any such street, alley, lane or public
highway.
31. The penalty for the breach of any section of this Bylaw shall be the same as mentioned in the Municipality Act,
1881.
32. All By-laws and parts of By-laws conflicting with this
By-law shall be and the same are hereby repealed.
33. This By-law shall be cited as the "Victoria Building
By-law, 1883."
Passed the Council this 29 th day of June, 1883.
Reconsidered and finally passed this eleventh day of July,
A. D., 1883.
[Seal.] OHAS. E. REDFERN,
^William Leigh, Mayor.
Clerk Municipal Council.
No. 99.
A BY-LAW
To prevent the spreading of Thistles within the Municipality of Victoria.
BE IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the City of
Victoria, as follows:
1. It siiall be the duty of every owner, occupier, lessee or
agent of the owner of any land within the limits of the City of
Victoria, to cut or cause to be cut down, and he or they shall
cause to be cut down and destroyed all Thistles growing upon
his or their land, or upon the land for which any person is the
agent; and if any owner, occupier, lessee or agent as aforesaid
of the land within the said city limits shall permit thistles to
grow thereon until the same shall have come into flower before
being cut down and destroyed; or if any owner, occupier, lessee
or agent as aforesaid of any land shall suffer or permit any
Thistles to remain growing thereon between the first day of
June and the first day of November of any year, he or they
shall upon conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty
dollars.
2. This By-law may be cited as the "Thistle By-law, 1880,
amendment By-law, 1883."
Passed the Council the 13th June, 1883.
Reconsidered and finally passed this 11th day of July, 1883.
[Seal.] CHAS. E. REDFERN,
William Leigh, C. M. C. Mayor.  No.  1(
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BY-LAW.
HEREAS  IT   IS   EXPEDIENT  TO   REGULATE
Vehicles kept for hire.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :—
1. In this By-law the words "Hackney Carriage" shall
mean any vehicle which shall be used by any person when plying for hire on any street or thoroughfare within the limits of
the City of Victoria for carriage of passengers, and the word
"Wagon" shall mean any Express Wagon, Cart, Dray, or
other Vehicle which shall be used by any person when plying
for hire on any street or thoroughfare within the aforesaid limits
for carriage of goods or merchandise.
2. No person shall ply on any street or thoroughfare
within the aforesaid limits with any Hackney Carriage
or Wagon for hire, before the owner thereof has obtained
from the Corporation of the City of Victoria, and under
their corporate seal, a license, which may be in the form
in the Schedule hereto, for such Hackney Carriage, or Wagon,
to bja used for hire, which license shall expire on the last day
of June or December next after the issuing thereof whichever
shall first follow, and also two badges on which shall be inscribed the number of the license, and before the vehicle shall
be so used the smaller of such badges shall be affixed and displayed on a conspicuous place inside the vehicle, and the other
Shall be affixed and displayed on a conspicuous place on the
outside of such vehicle.
3. If any person shall ply with any unlicensed Hackney
Carriage or Wagon, for hire, on any street or thoroughfare
within the aforesaid limits, the owner and driver thereof shall
each be deemed to have committed a breach of this By-law.
4. Bastion Square, within the space defined for the pur
pose by corner stones let into the ground ;
Broad street, West side, between Yates and Fort streets,
and between the Easterly side of the sidewalk and a
line running parallel thereto, and at a distance of eight
feet therefrom ;
Douglas street, centre of ;
Yates street, centre of, West of Government street, and
East of Broad street;
Wharf street, East side, between Johnson and Yates
streets, and between Westerly side of the Sidewalk
and a line running parallel thereto, and at a distance of
eight feet therefrom;
shall be the only places within the aforesaid limits where it
shall be lawful to place for hire any Hackney Carriage or
Wagon.   All vehicles to stand in one row only and in single file. 5. No person shall ply on any street or thoroughfare within the aforesaid limits with any licensed Vehicle for hire, except at the places designated in Section 4 of this By-law.
6. If the driver of any licensed vehicle shall stand or
loiter with his vehicle on any street or thoroughfare within the
aforesaid limits, except the places designated in Section 4 of
this By-law, he shall, unless the vehicle be actually hired by
a passenger or passengers, or for the delivery of goods, be
deemed to be plying for hire, and the Owner and driver of the
vehicle shall each be deemed to have committed a breach of
this By-law.
7. If any licensed vehicle sh*allbe standing on any street
or other thoroughfare within the aforesaid limits, other than
those designated in the fourth section of this By-law, the owner
or person in charge thereof shall, unless the vehicle be actually
hired by a passenger or passengers, or for the delivery of goods,
be deemed to be plying for hire, and the owner and any person then having the charge or letting of such vehicle, shall
each be deemed to have committed a breach of this By-law.
8. That no driver or other person having charge of any
licensed Vehicle shall, while within the aforesaid limits,-
wantonly snap or flourish his whip, or needlessly leave
such vehicle, or make use of any obscene or impertinent language of any kind whatever, or be intoxicated, or be guilty of
making any insulting gesture, or of any misbehaviour whatever
while in charge thereof.
9. That no driver, or other person shall while within
the aforesaid limits unreasonably or cruelly beat or otherwise
iliuse any horse or animal under his care.
10. The penalties for the infraction of this By-law, or any
section thereof, shall be those mentioned in section 92 of the
Municipality Act, 1881.
11. Any person holding a Municipal license shall not be
required to take out a license under this By-law until January
1st, 1884.
12. The "Vehicles Regulation By-law, 1873," and the
"Vehicles Regulation Amendment By-law, 1879," and the
"Vehicles Regulation By-law, 1883," are hereby repealed.
13. This By-law may becited as the "HackRegulation Bylaw, 1883.."
SCHEDULE.
License.
This is to authorize to ply for hire in the City
of Victoria with drawn by ' horse
subject to the " Hack Regulation By-law, 1883."   This license,
unless withdrawn in the meantime, shall remain in force until
,    ,,     ^ay °^ > aa^ no logger, and is not
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SCHEDULE.
LICENSE.
This is to authorize to ply for hire in the City of
Victoria with drawn by horse subject
to the  "Hack Regulation By-law, 1883."   This license, unless
withdrawn in the meantime, shall remain in force until the
day of
and no longer
and is not transferable.
Passed the Council the 22d day of August, 1883.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Municipal Council the
twenty-ninth day of August, 1883.
[Seal.] CHAS. E. REDFERN,
Mayor;
William Leigh, C» M. C.  i^i^iggS^j^^^ag^^^p^i^^3a^^a^^yjl^8^:li§S^^^^^
No. 103.
To prohibit the erection of Wooden Buildings within certain limits within the City of Victoria.
B
E IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. Section one of the "By-law for Prohibiting the Erection of Wooden Buildings, 1879," is hereby repealed.
2. That such portion of the City of Victoria bounded on
on the South by Fort street, on the West by Victoria Harbor,
on the North by a line running along the northerly line of Lot
127, thence Easterly across Store street to Fisgard street;
thence Easterly ajong Fisgard street to a point 30 feet north of
the north-east corner of lot 598; thence Southerly along the
East line of lots 598 and 587 to Cormorant street; thence Southerly across Cormorant street and along the Easterly line of lot
535, Block T, to Pandora street; thence Southerly across Pandora street to Broad street; thence South to Fort street; be
hereby declared within the Fire Limits of the City of Victoria.
3. The centre of the several streets above mentioned shall,
w^ere the line runs along the street, be the limits referred to.
This By-law is to be read and form part of By-law known
as "The Victoria Building By-law, 1883."
This By-law may be cited as ' 'The By-law for Prohibiting
the Erection of Wooden Buildings, 1879," "Amendment Bylaw, 1883,"
Passed the Council this Twenty-ninth day of November,
A. D. 1883.
Reconsidered and finally passed this Third day of December, A. D. 1883.
SEAL
CHAS. E. REDFERN,
Mayor.
Wm. Leigh,
C. M. C.  No. 104.
To fix the Remuii&ration of certain Officers in the
employ of the Corporation of the City of
Victoria.
WHEREAS it is desirable to fix the remuneration of certain Officers and Employees of the said Corporation.
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. The several officers and employees who are now or hereafter may be appointed to perform the duties connected with
the several Offices specified in Schedule "A" hereto,   shall,
- whilst they shall continue to be employed in such positions
respectively, receive as remuneration salaries at the rates and
at the times'specified in the Schedule.
2. There shall be paid to the City Barristers, as an annual
retainer, the sum of Three Hundved Dollars, payable qn the
30th day of June and on the 31st day of December in each year.
3. All moneys required to be paid under and by virtue of
this By-law shall be payable by rhe Treasurer of the Corporation, under the authority of the Mayor and Finance Committee, for and on account of the Municipal Council of the said
City of Victoria.
4. The Schedule "A" hereto annexed shall form part of
this By-law.
•This Bv-law may be cited as the " Officers' Remuneration
By-law, 1884."
Passed the Municipal Council this Fifth day of March, A.
D. 1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed this Nineteenth day of
March, A. D. 1884.
_^ JOS. W. CAREY,
j } Mayor.
1 f Wm. Leigh,
-v~' C. M.. C,
SCHEDULE "A."
OFFICES. .RATE.
Assessor, Collector, Accountant, Treasurer and Water Works
Commissioner,    -    At the rate of $166.66^-100 per month.
Auditor,       -----        -     ■ i §200 per annum-
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At the rate of $100 per month.
$100
Assistant Clerk,
Messenger,
City Surveyor,
Health Officer,
Pound Keeper,    -
Cemetery Keeper,    -
Sec'y of Cemetery Committee,
Foreman of Street Works,
Teamster,     -
City Carpenter,       -
Park Keeper,       -
Caretaker of head Water Works
Police Magistrate,        -       -        $1,000 per annum payable in
equal monthly payments of $83.33J-100.
$60
$60
$50
$20
$75
$65
$65
$15
$60
Superintendent of Police,
Sergeant of Police,
Constables, each,
Any new Constables—
For the first year,    -
For the second year,
For the third year,
At the rate of $100 per month.
$90
$70
$60
$65 "
$70
No. 105.
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TO REGULATE THE REMOVAL OF BUILDINGS.
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the regulation of
the removal of Buildings within the City of Victoria:
Therefore the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria
enacts as follows:
1. No person shall remove, or cause or permit to be removed, any building into, along or across any street without
having first obtained permission of ■ the Mayor and Council.
2. All applications for permission to remove any building
or buildings into, along or across any street shall be made in
writing to the Mayor and Council, and shall describe the
building and state its location, the place to which the building
is to be removed and the streets required to be used in removing
such building.
3. The application for such permission shall obtain from
the City Surveyor a valuation of the building he desires to remove and shall enclose such valuation with his application; All
applications for the removal of any building shall be accompanied by a fee of $5 and shall state the number of days required
for such removal. 4. No permission shall be given to remove any building
into, along or across any street unless such building as aforesaid
shall have been valued by the City Surveyor as being worth at
least one hundred dollars, when it is necessary to have the
building valued. All applications for removal of a building shall
be accompanied by a fee of five dollars and shall state the
number of days required for the removal of said building.
5. Any person moving any building shall diligently, and
with all practicable speed, remove the same on, along and across
the streets and to the place where permission has been granted,
and shall, while such building is being removed, place a beacon
light on the front of such building and a beacon light on the
back thereof, and shall continuously keep such beacon light
burning from sunset to sunrise.
6. Any person violating any of the provisions of sections
one and five of this bylaw shall, on conviction before the Police
Magistrate or other Justice of the Peace of the City of Victoria,
be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars for each
violation thereof, together with the costs of conviction; and in
default of payment of any such fine together with the costs of
conviction, it shall be lawful for the Police Magistrate or other
Justice of the Peace convicting as aforesaid, to issue his or their
warrant to levy the amount of fine.and costs by distress and sale
of the offender's goods and chattels; and in case no sufficient
distress to satisfy the amount of fine and costs shall be found, it
shall be lawful for the Police Magistrate or Justice of the Peace
as aforesaid to commit the offender to the common gaol for any
period not exceeding one month.
This Bylaw may be cited as "The Buildings-Removal  Bylaw,
1884.
Passed the Municipal Council this Nineteenth day of March,
1884.
Reconsidered  and finally passed   this Twenty-sixth  day  of
March, 1884.
JOS. AV. CAREY,
SEAL
Mayor.
j Wm. Leigh,
C. M. C.
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A BY-LAW.
To Further Amend the Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and Nuisance By-law, 1880.
BE IT ENACTED by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria as follows:—
1. Section 2 of the Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and Nuisance By-law, 1880, is hereby amended by inserting between
the words "Ammoniacal Liquor" and the words "or other such
offensive matter" in the fifth line thereof-the word "Swill."
2. The "Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and Nuisance Bylaw, 1880," "The Victoria Consolidated Sanitary and Nuisance Amendment By-law, 1882, and this By-law shall be read
as one By-law.
This By-law may be cited as "The Sanitary By-law,   1884."
Passed the Municipal Council the thirtieth day of April,
1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Municipal  Council   the
twenty-first day of May, 1884.
JOS. W. CAREY,
Mayor.
James D. Robinson,
C. M.
City Hall, Victoria, B. C,
May 22nd, 1884. No. 107.
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HEREAS,
Hire.
A BY-LAW.
it is expedient to Regulate Vehicles kept for
Be it therefore enacted, by the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows: -
1. In this By-law the words "Hackney Carriage" shall
mean any vehicle which shall be used by any person when plying for hire on any street or thoroughfare within the limits of
the City of Victoria for carriage of passengers, and the word
' * Wagon " shall mean any express wagon, cart, dray or other
vehicle which shall be used or driven by any person when plying for hire on any street or thoroughfare within the aforesaid
limits for the carriage of goods or merchandise.
2. It shall not be lawful for any person to keep, use, employ or let to hire or ply with on any street or thoroughfare
within the limits of the City of Victoria, any Hackney Carriage
or Wagon, unless the owner thereof shall have first obtained
from the Corporation of the City of Victoria and under their
Corporate Seal, a license with a number thereon in the form of
the Schedule hereto for such Hackney Carriage or Wagon to
be used for hire, which license shall expire on the last day of
June or December next after the issuing thereof whichever
shall next follow.
3. If any person shall keep, use, employ, drive or let to
hire any Hackney Carriage or Wagon within the limits of the
City of Victoria without having a license in force so to do,
every such person so offending shall be guilty of an infraction
of this By-law and shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter
mentioned.
4. The owner of each and every Hackney Carriage and
Wagon shall before plying for hire register the same in his own
name at the office of the Clerk of the Corporation of Victoria
City and Shall obtain from the said Clerk a metallic plate bearing the number under which the said Hackney Carriage or
Wagon has been so registered, together with a certificate of
such registration, for which certificate the said Clerk shall be
entitled to demand and receive a fee of one dollar ; and no
Hackney Carriage or Wagon shall be used for the conveyance
of passengers, goods, wares or merchandise on any of the
streets of the said City, until so registered and unless the metallic plate bearing the registered number aforesaid is affixed to
the outside and right side of such Hackney Carriage and Wagon.
- 5. That Wharf Street, Yates Street, Government Street,
Fort Street, Broughton Street, Broad Street, Douglas Street
and Johnson Street, as designated by the Council by paving
the stands or otherwise marking them, and the places so designated shall be the only places within the limits of the City of
Victoria aforesaid where it shall be lawful to place for hire any
Hackney Carriage or Wagon. All vehicles to stand in one row
only and in single file. 6. No person shall ply on any street or thoroughfare within the limits of the City of Victoria aforesaid ' with any Hack- \
ney Carriage or Wagon for hire except at the places mentioned
in Section 5 of this By-law.
7. If the driver of any Hackney Carriage or Wagon shall
leave such Hackney Carriage unattended in any street or road
within the limits of the City of Victoria, whether such Hackney
Carriage or Wagon shall be hired or not, he shall be guilty of
a breach or infraction of this By-law.
8. If the driver of any Hackney Carriage or Wagon shall
stand or loiter with his vehicle on any street or thoroughfare
within the limits of the City of Victoria, except the places designated in Section 5 of this By-law, he shall, unless the vehicle
be actually at that time hired by some person or persons for
the delivery of goods, or otherwise, be deemed to be plying for
hire, and the owner and driver of such Hackney Carriage or
Wagon shall be deemed to be guilty of an infraction or breach
of this By-law.
9. If any Licensed Hackney Carriage or Wagon shall be
standing on any street or other thoroughfare within the limits of
the City of Victoria, other than those designated in Section 5 of
this By-law, the owner and person in charge thereof shall, unless the vehicle be at the time in the actual hire of some person
or persons for the delivery of goods or passengers, be deemed
to be plying for hire, and the owner and any person then having the charge, or letting, or hiring of such Hackney Carriage
or Wagon, shall each be guilty of a breach of this By-law.
10. Every Hackney Carriage and Wagon shall, between the
hours of sunset and sunrise, while they shall be hired or shall
be plying for hire, carry a light on each side of such Hackney
Carriage and Wagon.
11. In case of any person travelling or being upon any
street in the said City of Victoria, in charge of or driving a
vehicle drawn by one or more horses, or one or more other'ani-
mals, should meet another vehicle drawn as aforesaid, he shall
turn out to the left from the centre of the road allowing to the
vehicle so met one-half of the road.
12. In case of any person travelling or being upon any
street in the said City of Victoria, in charge of a vehicle as
aforesaid, or on horseback, being overtaken by any vehicle or
horseman travelling at a greater speed, the person so overtaken
shall quietly turn out to the left, and allow such vehicle or
horseman to pass.
13. In case any person travelling or being upon any street
in the said City of Victoria, in charge of a vehicle as aforesaid,
or on horseback, overtakes and desires to pass any vehicle or
.horseman as aforesaid, he shall quietly turn to the right.
14. The keepers or owners of scabies in the said City of
Victoria where horses are kept for hire, shall keep a printed
copy (to be obtained from the Clerk of the Corporation of the
City of Victoria), of the last three preceding sections posted in
a conspicuous place in the stable or stables of such owner. SMlgSJlilagJ^nasigBBf^
15. That no driver or other person having charge of any
licensed vehicle shall, within the limits of the City of Victoria,
wantonly snap or flourish his whip, or needlessly leave sueh vehicle or make use of any obseene or impertinent language of any-
kind whatever, or be intoxicated, or be guilty of making any
insulting gesture or of any misbehaviour whatever while in
charge thereof.
16. No driver or other person shall unreasonably or cruelly
beat or otherwise illuse any horse or animal undes his care.
17. Any person or persons guilty of an infraction of any of-
the provisions of this By-law shall, upon conviction in a summary way before any Justice of the Peace having jurisdiction
in the City of Victoria, forfeit and pay at the discretion of the •
-said Justice of the Peace convicting,, a penalty not exceeding
Fifty Dollars for each offence, together with costs of such prosecution, or shall be imprisoned at the discretion of the said
Justice of the Peace convicting for a term not exceeding One
Month.
18. The | Hack Regulation By-law, 1883," Number 100,
is hereby repealed.
19. The " Hack Regulation By-law, 1883," Number 102, is
hereby repealed.
This By-law may be cited as the "Hack Regulation Bylaw, 1884."
SCHEDULE.
This is to authorise to ply for hire
in the City of Victoria, with one subject to
the Hack Regulation By-law, 1884, and this  License  is not
transferable and will expire on the day of               18
Passed the Municipal Council this 2nd day of April, 1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this  twenty-
eighth day of May, A. D. 1884.
JOS. W. CAREY,
Mayor.
'   " ( James D. Robinson,
C. M. C. No. 108.
A BY-LAW
Fixing the time when the Municipal Assessment
Roll for the year 1884 shall be returned by the
Assessor of the City of Victoria, B. C, to the
Clerk of the Municipal Council of the said
City, and for hearing complaints against the
same.
WHEREAS it is expedient that the time should be fixed
within which the City Assessor shall return the Assessment Roll of the City of Victoria for the year 1884, to the Clerk
of the Municipal Council of the said City, and in which appeals
against the said Roll shall be heard and for hearing the said
Appeals.
1. Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of
the Corporation of the City of Victoria that the Assessment
Roll of the. said City for the year 1884 shall be returned to the
Clerk of the Municipal Council on the Eleventh day of June,
1884.
2. All persons complaining of his or her assessment shall,
on or before the Eleventh day of July, 1884, notify the Clerk of
the said City in writing, specifying the gro«nds of his or her
complaint.
3. All complaints which shall have been duly made by any
person or persons against his, her or their assessments shall be
heard at the City Hall, Victoria, on the Sixteenth day of July,
1884, at the hour of Eleven o'clock, a. m., or so soon thereafter
as the said complaints can be heard.
4. This By-law may be cited as the Municipal Assessment
Roll and Appeal By-law, 1884.
Passed the Council the Twenty-first day of May, 1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed this Fourth day of June,
A. D. 1884.
—-. JOS. W. CAREY,
■IL. s. I- -r -   - Mayor.
James D.
Robinson,
C.
M. C. No. 109.
BY-LAW to establish the Rules, etc., as to the use
and management of Ross Bay Cemetery.
WHEREAS by virtue of an Act entitled "The Cemetery
Ordinance Amendment Act, 1879," the lands known as
the Ross Bay Cemetery, certain other lands acquired for Cemetery purposes by the Trustees under and by virtue of the Trust
Deeds and Letters .Patent mentioned in the said Act, are vested
in the Corporation of the City of Victoria and their successors
in trust for the proper maintenance of the said Cemetery, and
for Cemetery purposes generally:
And Whereas it is expedient that certain Rules and Regulations be established for the proper management of the said
Ross Bay Cemetery:
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation,
of the City of Victoria, as aforesaid: The following Rules and
Regulations are hereby established and shall be observed generally in the use and management of the Ross Bay Cemetery:
1. All applications with respect to interments are to be
made to the Secretary between the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock in
the forenoon, and between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
each day excepting Saturday, on which day applications will only
be received between the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
2. All fees are to be paid in advance to the Secretary.
3. Persons making application for an interment must give
to the Secretary a statement of the name, age, date of death of
the deceased, and such other information as may be reasonably
required. And in the event of the applicant desiring to inter
in the portions set apart for the Episcopal, Presbyterian or
Roman Catholic Churches, a permit in writing giving the block,
the number of plot, and the road in which such interment is to
tak'e place, must be first obtained from these authorities and
handed to the Secretary, before he issues his permit for such
burial.
4. Permits for burials must be obtained at least 20 hours
before any interment can take place.
5. Plans of the Cemetery may be seen at the City Hall,
Pandora street, and at the Caretaker's lodge.
6. No person shall acquire more than four contiguous grave
plots, two only of which shall abut upon one road.
7. In cases of poverty the Cemetery Committee will consider and decide on applications for the remission of the fees, in
whole or in part. Such decision shall be given in writing to
the Secretary.
8. The following fees shall be charged:
For each grave plot in the two rows adjoining any
gravel road, '        ' -sJr
For each grave plot in the other rows,
For each interment in any row,
0
o 00
7 50 For each interment of a child under ten years old,
For reopening any grave for interment of an adult,
Do. do. for interment of a child under ten years old,
For each Certificate of Title to any plot or plots,   -
For exhuming a body,  where work of opening and
refilling of grave is undertaken by parties applying, said work to be done under the supervision
and to the satisfaction of the Cemetery Keeper,   -
For exhuming a body, where work is not performed
by parties applying,        -
3 75
5 00
3 75
2 50
5 00
20 00
DUTIES OF CARETAKER.
9. (a). It shall be the duty of the Caretaker to dig and prepare the grave or graves required, whenever ordered by the
Secretary or any person acting for him.
(b). All graves in new ground shall be dug to a depth of 6
feet for adults, and for children 4 feet.
(c). The Caretaker is prohibited from taking fees from any
person or persons for taking care of or in any way beautifying
any grave plots in the Cemetery where bodies have been interred.
(d). He shall keep the Cemetery in good order, keep the
grass of unsold or unused plots cut down, and keep the gravel
roads in good condition. Should he at any time require additional men to assist him in carrying out his duties, such assistant or assistants will be under his direction and control.
(e). The Caretaker is prohibited from taking orders for
a burial from any person or persons except the Secretary, unless in case of an emergency, when he is authorized to receive
au order from the Superintendent of Police, and in such case
he is to report the same to the Secretary as soon as he can do so.
10. The "Ross Bay Cemetery By-law, 1879," is hereby repealed.
11. This By-law may be c
By-law, 1884."
Passed the Municipal Council this 18th day of June, 1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this sixteenth
day of July, A.D. 1884.
J. W. CAREY,
[Seal.] Mayor.
James D. Robinson,
Clerk Municipal Council.
ited as "The Ross Bay Cemetery
No. 110.
A BY-LA U for the Relief of the Poor.
"HEREAS it is expedient to provide for the relief of the
poor:
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corpora-
of the City of Victoria, as follows:
tion 1. That it shall be lawful for the Mayor and Council from
ttime to time by re^sdltraon duly passed, to authorize the Mayor
of the 'City of Victoria for the time being to give out of the Corporation monies to any poor person within the City of Victoria
mentioned or named in such resolution, in aid of such person,
such sums of money as may be specified in such resolution.
2. This By-law may be cited as "The Poor Relief By-law,
1884."
Passed the Municipal Council the 2nd day of July, 1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this sixteenth
day of July, A.D. 1884.
[Seal.]
James D. Robinson,
Clerk Municipal Council.
J. W. CAREY,
Mayor.
-oo	
No. 111.
to regulate Wash-houses and Laund-
A BY-LAW
ries.
WHEREAS it is expedient to regulate  Wash-houses and
Laundries within the City of Victoria for sanitary, fire,
and other purposes:
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :
1. The terms "Wash-house" and "Laundry" shall mean
any building or buildings where the business of washing and
ironing clothing of any kind is carried on.
2. All Wash-houses and Laundries within the following
limits are by this By-law declared public nuisances: Commencing at the North-West corner of Chatham and Store streets:
thence running East to the North-East corner of Blanchard and
Chatham: thence South to the South-East corner of McClure
and Humboldt streets: thence West to the Water-front: thence
North to the property known as Dickson, Campbell & Co.'s:
thence to the point of beginning.
3. From and after the first day of November, 1884, all supplies of water from the Water Works of Victoria shall be shut
off from all Wash-houses and Laundries within the said limits.
4. From and after the said first day of November, 1884, it
shall not be lawful for any person or persons to keep or carry
on the business of a Wash-house or Laundry within the aforesaid limits.
5. Any person guilty of any infraction of this By-law shall
be subject to a penalty of not less than fifty dollars nor more
than one hundred dollars.
6. Every penalty imposed by this By-law may, together
with the costs of conviction, be recovered in a summary manner before the Police Magistrate of the City of Victoria or any
Justice of the Peace having jurisdiction within the limits of the City of Victoria, and may be levied by distress and sale of the
goods and chattels of the offender; and in default of payment
of such penalty and costs, then by imprisonment of such offender for any term not exceeding one calendar month in one of
Her Majesty's gaols.
This By-law may be cited as "The Wash-house and Laundry By-law, 1884."
Passed the Municipal Council the 9th day of July, 1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 23rd day
of July, A.D, 1884.
[Seal.]
James D. Robinson,
Clerk Municipal Council.
J. W. CAREY,
Mayor.
-oo-
V
No. 112.
111111 A BY-LAW. I        9
THEREAS, it is expedient to amend the " Officers Remuneration By-law, 1884."
Be it therefore enacted by the Mayor and Council of the
Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows :
1. That so much of Schedule A of the said By-law as relates to the remuneration of the Cemetery Keeper shallbe, and
the same is, hereby amended so as to read " Cemetery Keeper
at the rate of $75 per month."
2. That so much of Schedule A of the said By-law as relates to the remuneration of the Superintendent of Police shall
be, and the same is, hereby amended so as to read " Superintendent of Police at the rate of $125 per month."
3. That so much of Schedule A of the said By-law as relates
to the remuneration of the City Surveyor shall be, and the
same is, hereby amended so as to read " City Surveyor at the
rate of $125 per month."
This By-law may be cited as the " Officer's Remuneration
Amendment By-law, 1884."
Passed the Municipal Council the 16th day of July, 1884.
Reconsidered and finally passed the Council this 30th day
of July, A. D. 1884.
J. W. CAREY,
[Seal.] Mayor.
James D. Robinson,
Clerk Municipal Council. No.  113.
A BY-LAW I
To Regulate the Election of a Mayor and Councillors for the City of Victoria for the Year 1885.
WHEREAS, it is expedient to make provision for the election of a Mayor and Municipal Councillors for the City
of Victoria for the year 1885:
And Whereas, in pursuance of the Act passed 12th May,
1883, intituled "An Act to amend the Municipality Act, 1881,"
the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria passed a unanimous resolution increasing the number of Councillors to nine,
exclusive of the Mayor, namely: Three Councillors from
Johnson Street Ward, three Councillors from Yates Street
Ward, and three Councillors from James Bay Ward:
Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Vic-'
toria as follows:
1. The nomination of candidates for the respective offices
of Mayer and Councillors of the City cf Victoria shall take
place at the City Council Chambers, Douglas Street.
2. In case a poll shall be duly demanded at the election of
Mayor, the vote of the electors sh No. 114.
A BY-LAW.
WHEREAS, It is desirable to amend  the "Officers Remuneration By-Law 1884:"
Be it therefore enacted, by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Victoria, as follows:
1. Section 2 of the "Officers Remuneration By-Law, 1884,"
is hereby repealed.
2. So much of "Schedule A" of the "Officers Remuneration
By-Law, 1884," as relates to the remuneration of the Police
Magistrate is hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof the following
shall be read: "Police Magistrate and Legal Adviser, $2000
per annum, payable in equal monthly payments of $166 66f:"
3. This By-Law may be cited as the "Officers Remuneration
By-Law, 1884, Amendment By-Law, 1885."
J. W. CAREY, Mayor.    

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