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JOURNALS
OF  THE
•
LEGISLATIVE
OF
BRITISH   COLUMBIA
FROM THE 15th FEBRUARY TO THE 23rd APRIL,
1870,
In tlie 33rd Year of the Reign of Her Majesty
QUEEN VICTORIA,
BEING THE SEVENTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
victoria:
printed at the government printing office,
1870.
*r  1
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
 
Roll of the Members of the Legislative Council.
Index to Journals.
Schedule of Bills Introduced.
Votes and Proceedings.
Appendix.
Estimates, 1870.
ERRATUM.
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Page 48.—Consideration of Report of Select Committee on Customs Amendment
Bill.
For "On the original question "being pint, the Council again divided/' read*
"On the question being put the Council divided/' ROLL
OF  THE t
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HONOURABLE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS
OF
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FOE THE SEVENTH SESSION OP THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL,
BEING THE TEAE 1870, 38° VICTOKLE.
i aiaaaooff9! <tha shtoV ■&■.
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PHILIP J. HANKIN, Colonial Secretary and Pi&snSlt&G MfefrfeEB
HENRY P. PELLEW CREASE, Attorney General
JOSEPH WILLIAM TRUTCH, Chiee Commissioner oe Lands and "Works
and Surveyor General
WYMOND OGILVY HAMLEY, Collector oe Customs
ARTHUR THOMAS BUSHBY, Acting Postmaster General     ~v
EDWARD GRAHAM ALSTON, J. P.
HENRY MAYNARD BALL, J.JgUTAJRia     •
HENRY HOLBROOK, J. P.
PETER O'REHJY-, J. %,   m K^u^mim^UmJ]
AUGUSTUS FREDERICK: PEMBERTON, J. P.
RDWaRI>"^VARD SANDERS, -jR- P.
GEORGE ANTHONY WALKEM, J. P.    ^f*^*^«*W*M£-
THOMAS LETT WOOD, J. P.
FRANCIS JONES BARNARD, Yale
ROBERT WILLIAM WEIR CARRALL, Cariboo
•/AMOR DeCOSMOS, Victoria District
i-EDGAR DEWDNEY, Kootenay
MONTAGUE WILLIAM TYRWHITT DRAKE, Victoria City
JOHN SEBASTIAN HELMCKEN, Victoria City
JTHOMAS B. HUMPHREYS, Lillooet
xDAVID BABINGTON RING, Nanaimo
vJOHN ROBSON, New Westminster. INDEX TO JOURNAL:
ADD8ESES:
In reply to Governor's Opening Speech, 6; jRejoinifer^v \
•Aa>MIMST»ATION OF OATHS to Members of Cqunc»,--5.
AMENDMfg$g?S TO BII&S (see Messages ftom Governor.^
ALEXANDER WATSON, Petition of, 11.
ASSAY OFFICE, Return called for, 25.
BILLS:
Land Registry,—Introduced, 9; read first time, 9; read second$me,c2^; committed, 40,
42, 43, 46, 47, 48; recommitted, 57; read third time, 59.
Medical Amendment,—Introduced, 9; read first tjlme, 9; read second time, 11; committed, 22; read third time, 25$ assented to, 35.
Crown Grants,—Introduced, 11; read first time, 11; read second tipoGie^SjS 5 committed,
39, 40; read third time, 41; assented to 56.
Supplemental Supply,—Sent down in Message, 15; read first time, 22; read secon,<Ltime,
25; read third time, 26; 'absented to, 35.
Supply,—Sent down in Message,^ 22; read fipst time, 22; read second tpjae, 25; committed,
25; read third time, 26; assented to, 35.
Land Tax,—Introduced, 22.
Water Supply,—Introduced, 22;" read first time, 44; thrown out, 51.
County Court Amendment,—Introduced, 24; read first time, 44; read secondrAime, 48;
committed, 57; read third time, 57; assented to, 62.
School Amendment,—Introduced, 24; read first time, 37; read second time, 46; commuted, 49; read third time 51; assented to, 58.
Nanaimo Incorporation,—Introduced, 24.
Courts Jurisdiction,—Introduced, 31; read first time, 34; read second time, 34; committed, 34; read third time, 37.
Customs Duty,—Sent down in Message, 28; read first time, 48; read second time-, 50;
committed, 50; read third time, 51; assented to, 58.
Bulls and Horses,—Introduced, 37.
Game,—Introduced, 37; read first time,. 44; read second time, 49; committed, 49; read
third time, 51; assented to, 58.
Crown Costs,—Introduced, 40; read first time, 44; thrown out, 57.
Bills of Sale,—Introduced, 43; read first time, 43; read second time, 48; c^mitted, 59,
60; read third time, 60.
Fire Companies' Aid,—Introduced, 44; read first time, 44,
Crown Lands,—Introduced, 46; read first time, 46; read second time, 51; committed, 56,
58, 60; read third time, 61.
Municipal Fines,—Introduced, 50; read first time, 50; read second time, 59; committed,
59; read third time, 59; assented to, 61.
Loan,—Introduced, 40; read first time, 50; read second time, 5$: committed, 57; read
third time, 59; assented to, 62.
Road Amendment,—Introduced, 57; read first time, 57; read second tiu*e,$$; committed,
60; read third time, 60.
Supreme Court Merger,—Introduced, 57; read first time, 57; read second time, 57;
committed, 58; read third time, 58; assented to, 61.
Supreme Court Fees,—Introduced, 57; read first time, 57; read second time, 57; committed, 58; read third time, 58.
Cemetery,—Introduced, 57;  read first time, 57; read second time, 58; committed, 60;
Tead third time, 60.
Customs Amendment,—Introduced, 57; read first time, 57-
Merchant Ship Protection,—Introduced, 58; read first time, 58; read 'second time, 60
committed, 60; read third time, 60.
CONFERENCE asked for, 47. INDEX
CADELL, PHILIP, Petition of (see Petitions.)
COMMITTEES, SELECT: I       .        cn       M
To prepare a reply to Governor's Speech, 5; report, 5; referred to Committee of Council, D
amended and adopted, 6. On Road Tolls on flour and bran, 10; report, 13; considered, 37
amended and adopted, 38. On School Teachers' Petition, 12, considered, 38; adopted, d8
On Steam Communication to San Francisco, 17; report, 50. On A. Watson's Petition, 24
report, 60; considered, 61.    On Customs Duty Bill, §6; report, 43; considered, 48.
COMMITTEES OF THE WHOLE COUNCIL:
On Confederation, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35. On Petition to subsidize Flour Mills,
41.   On Derby Settlers' Petition, 43, 49.    On Governor's Message, No. 12, 43. .
COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY, 12,13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 22.
Resolutions of:
To increase Salary of Landing Waiter at New Westminster, 12. To increase Salaries of
certain Constables, 13. That Magistrate's residence be removed from Lillooet to Clinton, 14.
To repair Government House, Kootenay, 17. Olympia Mails, 17. Cache Creek and Okanagan Mail Service, 17. Victoria and Metchosin Mails, 17. Steam Communication with San
Francisco, 17. To aid Fire Department, New Westminster, 18. To aid Fire Department,
Cariboo, 18. To increase grant to Comox Roads, 18. To increase grant to Nanaimo Roads,
18. To complete Sleigh Road, New Westminster to Yale, 18. To repair Kootenay Road, 18.
That Telegraph line, Victoria to Cariboo, be kept up, 19. That $4,500 cover Telegraph expenses to Portland and New Westminster, 19. That | Sisters" Rock be removed, 19. That
Arrears to School Teachers be paid, 19. That a Supply of $340,105-75 be voted for 1870, 20.
That $1,000 be given as aid to purchase a Steam Fire Engine for Deluge Co., 20. That the
Unofficial Members of Council be remunerated, 20. That a Supplemental Supply of $123,367-74
be voted for 1868, 22.    That a Supplemental Supply of $78,217 be voted for 1869, 22.
CONFEDERATION WITH CANADA.   Terms laid on table, 4; consideration of, 25, 26,27;
Terms discussed and Resolutions passed, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35.
CONSTITUTION OF COUNCIL, 11.
CONFERENCE WITH GOVERNOR, 46, 47.
CROWN OFFICERS' SALARIES ACT, Motion to repeal, 16; ruled out of order, 22.
DELEGATES TO CANADA.    Message, 41; Resolution for, 44.
DEDIMUS POTESTATEM to swear in Members, 2.
DRAWBACKS ORDINANCE.   Papers laid on the table, 5.
ESTIMATES, introduced, 4.
EDDY, PETER, Petition of, 25.
ELECTED MEMBERS' EXPENSES (See Resolutions.)     |r. ; '
GOVERNOR,   Speech at opening of Council, 2; at close, 62.
Messages :
No l,Op<*ing Speech 2 No 2, Rejoinder to address in reply, 9. No. 3, Sending down
Supplemental Supply Bill, 15. No. 4, Sending down Supply Bill, 22. No 5 With certain
Returns called H No 1 In reply to Resolution for iEmation about Officers'Inablfn*
Ordinance, 28 No. 7, Referring to support of Telegraph, and sending down Bill imnos n5
extra 2 per cent on Spmte, 28. No. 8, With Return of Road Tax, 32* No. 9 AssS to
Supplementary Supply Bill, 35. No. 10, Assenting to Supply Bill/35. No 11 AsseSto
Medical Amendment Bill, 35. No. 12, Acknowledging Resolutions containing Terms §for
Confederation, and asking authority to send three Delegates to Canada, 41. No. 13, In re-ard
*° su,bfd» Fi°f Mlll*> 45-   No- 1 ^ «gard to R>ad Tolls on home-grown produced
N !?' w-?\RfUrn- °f fpeDSeS °.f Assa^ 50ffice- 46' No- J6, Granting Conference' 47
?« M' W«h*etmnA.m ?eferen<* to Schools, 53. No. 18, Assenting to Crown fi'Btll
58    No. 19, Forwarding instrument suspending Mr. Humphreys, 56    No. 20 DeeEne to n
cipal By-Law Bill, 61.   No° 28, Amendment to ReSstrv WSlffl "iolqTr7S "J fW
Bill, 62,   No. 30, Assenting to'County Court K^^^^STSl^
HUMPHREYS, T. B., Suspension of, for breach of privilege, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56.
LABOUR EXCHANGE, Motion to establish, 13. '       # '
LAW LIBRARY, Motion to purchase, 12. INDEX.
LEGISLATIVE   COUNCIL,  convened, 1; assembled, 1 ;  opening  speeeh, 2;   proroguing
speech, 61.
Resolutions of :
For Return of Road Tax, 7. For Returns of Schools, 9, For Select Committee on Road
Tolls, 10. For Labour Exchange, 13. That local Newspapers pass free of postage, 23. For
a Return of Pre-emption Claims, 23. For Return of School Regulations, 23. For Return of
Exports, 24. For Return of Revenue, Lillooet District, 24. For Return of Loan and Sinking
Fund, 24. For Return of cost of Assay Office, 25. That Real Estate Tax Lists be deposited
with Registrar General, 26. That fines levied for infraction of Municipal By-Laws be handed
to Municipal Council, 26. To call for Tenders to blast "Sisters" Rock, 27. For information
as to Enabling Ordinance, 27. To go into Committee on Confederation, 27. To prevent Fires
near Saw Mills, 37. That Judges of Admiralty Courtfjfee paid by Salary and not by Fees, 37.
Referring Peter Eddy's Petition to Governor, 39. To consider Petition on Flour Mills in
Committee, 39. To remit duties on Steam Fire Engine, 40.Y$For Return of Road Tax on
Companies, 41. In favour of establishing a Court of Appeal, 41. In reference to subsidizing
Flour Mills, 42. Authorizing His Excellency to send three Delegates to Canada, 44. That
Her Majesty's Government be asked to settle San Juan question, 44. To grant Kokesaila
Settlement a School subsidy, 46. For Conference on Road Tolls, 46. Asking the Governor
to suspend Mr. Humphreys, 52. To. go into Committee to prepare evidence in Mr. Humphrey's case, 53. In reference to Boatmen's Petition, 59. On Petition of A. Watson, 61.
Accepting Governor's amendment to Registry Bill, 61.
Divisions op :
On motion for a Committee to enquire into Lands and Works Department, 7. To amend
Minutes, 8. On motion to remit tolls on flour, bran, &c, grown in the Colony, 10. On motion
for second reading of Medical Amendment Bill, 11. On motion to Repeal Crown Salaries
Act, 16. On motion to support Victoria and Cariboo Telegraph, 19. On motion for Newspapers to pass free, 23. On motion to consider Petition of A. Watson, 24. On third reading
of Supply Bill, 26. On motion to hand Fees to Municipal Council, 26. On motion to make
Florin equal to Half Dollar, 27. On motion to leave Chair, 30,31. For an Evening Session,
32. On motion that Canada should purchase Alaska and State of Maine, 35. On motion that
Canada complete Trunk Road, Yale to New Westminster, 35. On motion to refer Customs
Bill to Select Committee, 36. On motion in reference to payment of Judge of Admiralty
Court, 37. On leave asked to bring in Game Bill, 37. On motion to amend Report of Select
Committee on Road Tolls, 38. On motion to amend Report of Select Committee on School
Teachers' Petition, 38. On motion to refer Peter Eddy's Petition to the Governor, 39. On
motion to refer Registry Bill to Select Committee, 40. On motion to subsidize Flour Mills, 42.
On motion for a Conference on Road Toll question, 47. On motion to repeal that part of
Union Act which applies British Columbia Tariff to Vancouver Island, 48. On motion to
adopt Report of Select Committee on Road Tolls, 48. On motion for repair of Douglas Road,
49. On motion for second reading and committal of Customs Bill, 50. Do. third reading, 51.
On motion to accept a statement offered by Mr. Humphreys, 52. On motion asking Governor
to suspend Mr. Humphreys, 52. On motion to go into Committee to prepare evidence in Mr.
Humphrey's case, 53. On motion to accept-statement^prepared by Committee, 54. On motion
to establish Intelligence Office at San Francisco, 59.
MOTIONS NEGATIVED:
For a Committee to enquire into Lands and Works Department, 6. For Select Committee to
frame a new Constitution for Council, 11. To make Florin equal to Half Dollar, 27. That
Canada purchase Alaska and the State of Maine, 35. To repeal part of Union Act, extending
British Columbia Tariff to Vancouver Island, 48. To repair Douglas Road, 4.9. That the $5,000
voted for Immigration be expended in establishing an Intelligence Office at San Francisco, 59.
MOTIONS WITHDRAWN:
For information respecting the appointment of Messrs. Helmcken and Carrall to be Executive
Officers, 7. To postpone Confederation question for 6 months, 27. On motion for leave to bring
in Law Society Bill, 59.   On motion for leave to bring in Legal Professions Amendment Bill, 59.
MAIL SERVICE, to Cache Creek, Motion for, 12, 17; to Olympia, 12, 17.
MESSAGES (see Governor.)
NEWSPAPERS, LOCAL, Motion that they pass free of postage, 23.
OATHS (see Administration of.)
OMINECA MINES, Road to, 12,
PETITIONS. From Lillooet, 5. From School Teachers, V. I., 5; sent to Select Committee, 12;
Report 20 From Alexander Watson, 11; referred to Select Committee, 24. From Philip
Cadell' 13 \ From Okanagan Lake, 16. From William Harrison, 16 From Deluge Fire Co., 20.
From Lytton, for Telegraph, 22. From Peter Eddy, 25 ; considered, 39. From Victoria Importers 33 From Farmers, Vancouver Island, 36. From P. Cadell, 36; considered, 49. From
Colonists, about Registry Bill, 36. From Victoria Fire Co 38. From Inhabitants of Victoria,
about Ownership of Vessels, 41. From Inhabitants of Cowichan, 42. From Derby Settlers, 43.,
From Boatmen of Victoria, 45.   From Master Mariners, 48; action on, 48.
j INDEX.
PROCLAMATION calling Council together, 1.
PRIVILEGE, BREACH OF, by Mr. Humphreys, 51.
PROTEST against Record of Proceedings, 10; portion struck out, 11.
QUESTIONS TO EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:
Mr. DeCosmos, .of the Colonial Secretary, as to School Teachers' arrears of Salary, 9;    Mr;
ilBrake^ctfHhe Colonial Secretary, as to alterations in County Court Ordinance,-IS).  Mr. DeCosmos,
of the Attorney General, as to Fees of Admiralty Court, 23. Mr. DeCosmos, of tine Attorney
•steenerd,fcas to alterations in Executive and Legislative Councils, 23.    Mr. Humphreys, of the
Attorney General, as to Water Rights for Agricultural Purpo&s, 23. Mr. Humphreys, bf the
>iJ$Siief Commissioner of Lands and Works, as to results of Canadian Surveying Party, 23. Mr.
' SBhlmph^eys, of the Magistrate for Lillooet, as.itfosale of Strychnine to Indians, 24.   Mr. Hhafiaph-
*eys, ofrtihe Attorney General, as to the right of Farmers to sell their produce without a licence, 36.
Mr. DertSosmosj of the Attorney General, if a Bill will be brought in to protect Coasting Trade, 38.
;'*Mr. Bayard, of the Postmaster General,'^ to Okanagan Mail Communi'&ition, 42. Mr. Barnard of
'*$£e Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, as to price of Town Lots and survey otfKfcont Stfceet,
Yale, 42. Mr. Barnard, ;<&f Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, as to Road Tolls, 44.    Mr.
Robson, of the Colonial Secretary, as to when Council $iH be prorogued, 48.    Mr. DeCosmos,
6f the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, if Steamer Douglas will ply to Sooke, astiL if
Government wffl. build a Bridge over Sooke River, 48.   Mr. Holbrook, of $he Colonial Secfifctfcry,,
if provision has been made for Expenses of Elected Members, 49.
ROAD TAX, Return called for, 17.
ROAD TOLLS on Wheat and Flour grown in Colony, 9.
SAN JUAN, settlement of question, Resolution for, 44.
SCHOOL TEACHERS' Arrears of Salary, Question as to, 9.
"sisters" rocks, 27.
Landing orders suspended, 10,14,35,38,39,40.
suspension of a member, 56.
SUPPLY (See Estimates and Committee of Supply.)
^ELEGRAPH MAINTENANCE, Motion for, 11, 19; Petition for, 22,
' WATSON, ALEXANDER, Petition of (see Petitions.)
♦-*■   BRITISH COLUMBIA.
V.
R.
mm
ANTHONY MUSG-RAVE.
PROCLAMATION
By His Excellency Anthony Musgrave, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of
Her Majesty's Colony of British Columbia, Vice-Admiral and Ordinary of the
same, &c, &c, &c.
To the Honourable the Legislative Councillors of the said Colony, and every of them,
and whom else it may concern ;
Greeting.
KNOW YE that I, Anthony Musgrave, under and by virtue of all powers and
authorities in me in that behalf vested, do hereby command and, by the tenor
of these presents, enjoin you, and eacli of you, that on Tuesday, the Fifteenth
day ot February, One thousand eight hundred and seventy, at the Council
Chamber, Victoria, personally you be and appear FOR THE DISPATCH OF
BUSINESS, to treat and conclude upon those things which in the said Legislative
Council may be ordained.
GIVEN under my hand and the Public Seal of the Colony, at Government
House, Victoria, in the Colony of British Columbia, this twenty-second day of
January, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy,
and in tbe thirty-third year of Her Majesty's Reign.
By His Excellency's Command.
Philip J. Hankin,
Colonial Secretary.
YOTES AND PROCEEDINGS.
■ » ■'
Tuesday, the 15th day of February, 1870.
Pursuant to the above Proclamation, the Legislative Council met this day, the
following Members being present:—
The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Ball, Bushby, Sanders,
O'Reilly, "Wood, Robson, Pemberton, Drake, Helmcken, Carrall, Ring, Humphreys,
Alston.
At 2 o'clock, the Presiding Member, the Hon. P. J. Hankin, Colonial Secretary,
took the Chair. The Presiding Member acquainted the Council that the Governor, I :
15th FEBRUARY. 1870
in consequence of illness, would be unable to attend the Council in person, but had
deputed him to read the opening Speech, and had furnished him with a Vedimus
Potestatem to swear in Members, which he read as follows:—
i l. s. | A. Musgrave.
M   To Philip J. Hankin, Esquire, Presiding Member of the Legislative Council of
British Columbia, and whom else it may concern:
Greeting.
Know ye that Anthony Musgrave, Esquire, Governor of the Colony of
British Columbia, reposing especial trust and confidence in the hdeiity, learning and integrity of the said Philip J. Hankin, and underhand by virtue of
all powers and authorities him, the said Anthony Musgrave, as such Governor
in that behalf enabling, hath appointed, and by these presents doth give ana
grant unto the said Philip J. Hankin full power and authority to administer
the customary oath to the Members of the Legislative Council, unng its
present Session.
Given under my hand and seal, at Victoria, British Coliimbid,
this Fourteenth! day of February, A. D. One thousand eight
hunted and seventy, and in the 33rd year of Her Majesty's
Reign.
The following Members were then introduc^:— Amor DeCosmos, Esquire,
Francis Jones Barnard, Esquire, to whom the Presiding Member administered
the customary oath.
The Presiding Member then read the following gracious Speech from His
Excellency:—
Message No. 1. A. Musgrave.
Honourable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council:—
An untoward accident has deprived me of the pleasure which I had anticipated
from ux4eting you in person, on the first occasion of your assembling since 1 entered
upon the administration of this Government. I desired the opportunity to assure
you of my keen sense of the important trust which devolves upon me under the
form of Constitution now prevailing in the Colony, and my earnest desire to
discharge it with diligence and fidelity to the Community. I cannot delegate to
others the authority and the duties which are confided to me. Complicated
questions, conflicting interests, and divergent political opinions, all demand consideration, and practically upon them in many respects the decision must be mine.
I assure you, gentlemen, that the labour is not light, nor can I easily acquit myself
of the obligations incumbent upon me. But I believe that I may rely'with confidence upon your loyal assistance in the performance of my duty. I count upon
your co-operation in labouring for the*&T$$inment of our common object—the promotion of the prosperity of the Community with the protection of whose interests
we are charged.
Soon after my arrival I was able to visit some of the most distant parts of the
Government, including" the principal Mining District. The observation of an
impartial stranger viewing scenes and objects new to him is often of greater value
than the careless notice of persons to whom they are more familiar. The impression which I jr^ceived of the condition and prospects of the Colony was more
favourable than I had been led to anticipate. To me the indications of certain
progress and growth of prosperity seemed manifest. I saw with pleasure the
application of science to the development of the Gold Mines of Cariboo. With
equal satisfaction I witnessed the""extendin^~ Agriculture, and ascertained the
success of Stock-raising within our borders. Exportation of Coal and Lumber is
increasing, while the information which I gathered went to shew that the spirit of
excitement and speculation wMch is only too apt to be prevalent in Gold producing
countries has gradually subsided, leaving in its place a healthier tone of feeling and
sounder basis for commercial transactions.
Since my visit to the Mainland, recent discoveries of fresh Gold Fields have
been^epo'rted, which if they prove to be important will tend to infuse new spirit
into enterprise of all kinds, and will doubtless stimulate both trade and production
I have confidence in the future of British Columbia, if only her affairs are conl
duoted with discretion; and at the base"of M su$e£§teuctur6>^fi^ J&^he financial
arrangements.
I shall lay before you at once the Estimates which have been prepare^ for the
crureM^eAr^ The devils will-tie explained by the Offices ofc/flftf Government" to
Whose Depafftnents the several headfe of approp?Mon rfekte. 33° VICTORIA,
15th FEBRUARY.
I They contain few besides the u^ual provisions. The most important addition is
aproposed subsidy of ($4,500) Four thousand five hundred Dollars, to the Western
Union Telegraph Company, to assist in the maintenance of Telegraphic communication with Portland, and through Portland with the rest of the World. It was
represented to me, ijpon evidence which I had no reason to doubt, that. without
^gis aid the communication would cease, and I have thought that under all the
•gjjrcumstances it may be with propriety afforded.
At the same time that application was made on this matter, the Telegraph Company off^d to transfer to the Government their property in the line between
pyinomish and Quesnelmouth as it stands, provided that t^e Government would
undertake to repair, maintain, and work it. I caused careful enquiry to be made
as to thejprobable cost to the Colony of such an undertaking, and found that it
^vould amount to $8,000 for this year, in excess of any receipts which can be expected. I have not thought myself justified in incurring this outlay in view of our
financial position unless special provision can be made for it. I have^fqt, therefore,
placed it on the Estimates, but I will lay papers relating to the matter before you.
I have, however, included an appropriation of $5,000 for the promotion of Immigration, to provide for a continuation of the experiment which has been made to
assist the introduction of Female Immigrants, and in the hope that we may be able
tp organize the commencement of some practical arrangement to aid the Immigration of Agricultural Settlers, jjklnterest is manifested in England on the subject of
Emigration, and I will endeavour to use means for diffusing a knowledge of our
resources.
The usual Votes which you will be asked to grant are computed with strict
regard to economy. They contemplate augmented expenditure for Roads; but it
has been found impossible to include provision for some matters to which I would
gladly give ^attention. I desire to avoid Supplementary Estimates so far as it is
practicable to do so, and not to exceed the provision authorized by you unless
forced by great emergency.
The year closed with a balance against the public at the Bank of British Columbia amounting to $27,000. I shall cause you to be furnished with Schedules of the
Assets and Liabilities of the Colony on the 31st December last, which show a
floating debt of large amount, for the repayment of which no fitting provision has
been made. Until satisfactory arrangements are adjusted in respect of these
liabilities it behoves us to be circumspect in sanctioning fresh disbursements.
I will submit to you a Bill to give authority fqg. the consolidation of this debt,
by the issue of fresh Debentures at six per cent., and to provide for its liquidation
by a Sinking Fund.
I am aware that the complications arising from the existence of different Supreme
Courts in the two sections of our United Colony have been the caus.e of much
protest and discussion, you will, therefore, be glad to know that the difficulty in
the way of more convenient arrangements has been removed by the promotion of
the Chief Justice of Vancouver Island to another appointment. By the operation
of the Ordinance passed by you during the last Session to regulate the Supreme
Courts—to which the Queen's assent has been given—a single jurisdiction is now
established for the whole Colony, which will be administered by the Chief Justice
of British Columbia, with the assistance of a Puisne Judge. I know that strong representations have been made as to the importance of providing a local Court of Appeal
by the appointment of a third Judge, but I think it may be well first to note the working of the present alteration in the Judicial arrangements before deciding to incur
the increased expense which would be necessary for that purpose. In fact this, as
well as many other questions, is to some extent dependent upon the greater one of
the expediency of Union with the Domiuion of Canada, which it is my duty to
bring before you.
The Community is already acquainted with the Despatch which I have recently
received from Her Majesty's Secretary of State on this subject; and the careful
consideration of it cannot longer be deferred with courtesy to Her Majesty's
Government, or advantage to the Colony. I commend it to your earnest thought.
For my own part, I am convinced that on certain terms, which I believe it would
not be difficult to arrange, this Colony may derive substantial benefit from such an
Union. But the only manner in which it can be ascertained whether Canada will
agree to such arrangements as will suit us, is to propose such as we would be ready
to accept. With the assistance of my Council, I have prepared a scheme which 1
shall cause to be laid before you. Resolutions framed upon that basis will enable
me to communicate with the Government of Canada and ascertain whether they
will be willing to accede to our propositions. rawES
While the views of Her Majesty's Government have Ipeen clearly and forcibly
expressed upon this question, I am sure there is no desire to urge the Union
except in accordance with its general acceptance by British Subjects in the Colony
I do not,-therefore, propose that anyterms agreed upon by the j Government^ -
Canada should be finally accepted until ratified by th
of
general verdict of tne 16th FEBRUARY.
1870,
Community, so far as that can be ascertained through another Council, of which
the Unofficial Members shall have been re-elected. &f£m    n    e a
The form of the local Constitution must be to some extent modified in ^°nte<£
eration with the other Provinces; and even in anticipation of that event, I tmnK
that an enlarged application of the principle of Representative Government to the
composition of your Honourable House would be expedient. I have already, by
Her Majesty's permission, reconstituted the Executive Council by the addition ot
two Unofficial Members representing populous Districts, from whose advice 1
receive valuable assistance. I shall go further in the same direction, and on the
same principle. I shall ask for authority so to reconstitute the Legislative Council
as to allow the majority of its Members to be formally returned for Electoral
Districts. And to a Council so reconstituted I should look for a final decision
upon any terms to which the Government of Canada may express readiness to
agree. Further than this I frankly admit that I do not think it would be wise to
go. I have had experience of several forms of Colonial Government, and I have
no hesitation in stating my opinion that the form commonly called P Responsible
Government" would not be found at present suited to a community so young and
so constituted as this. It is not known in any of the neighbouring States or
Territories. Experience has shewn that the system is expensivein its results, and
its operation is not successful except in more advanced communities, with population of more homogeneous character than ours. But it will of course, after Union,
be open to the Local Legislature, with the concurrence of the Government of the
Dominion of Canada, to adopt what modification it shall choose of the existing
Constitution. I have declared my opinion to you with candour. I think that you will
appreciate my motive. I wish to aid only in what I believe will conduce to the
welfare and prosperity of the Colony.
I am glad to communicate to you that I have been acquainted by Lord Granville
with the readiness of the Government of the United States to enter into a postal
convention with British Columbia, which will be much more convenient to both
parties concerned than the existing arrangements. It is proposed that the single
rate of International postage on letters exchanged in either direction shall be six
cents if paid in advance, and ten cents if unpaid, and that each office should retain
all postage collected. This understanding will effect much simplification of the
present Postal Regulations, and I have proposed that it shall come into operation
at the-beginning of the next Quarter of the Year.
Nearly all the Ordinances assented to by Taj Predecessor during last Session
have received Her Majesty's sanction.
The Bill to incorporate the Members of St. Andrew's Church has, however, been
disallowed, with the concurrence of the Colonial Committee of the Church of
Scotland, to whom the measure was referred by the Secretary of State. And I
have not yet received Her Majesty's decision upon the School Ordinance.
I shall lay before you a Despatch, with its enclosures, from the Secretary of State
on the subject of the Drawbacks Ordinance of 1869. Pending your consideration
of the information afforded by the Board of Trade and Commissioners of Customs,
assent to this Bill is withheld. The operation of the Savings Bank Ordinance
appears up to this time to be satisfactory. Some amendments may hereafter be
required to facilitate the working of the Law, but so little time has been afforded
for observing its effect that it seems unnecessary as yet to modify its provisions.
^ So many subjects of public interest are more or less affected by the larger question of the expediency of Union with the Dominion that some can scarcely be
dealt with advantageously until consideration has been afforded to that proposed
measure. Among these is the propriety of altering the Tariff. My Predecessor
referred this question for the consideration of a Commission appointed for the
purpose. The Members have not agreed in opinion as to the course to be pursued.
Under such circumstances I think that it would be undesirable to make any changes
at present. It has been found from experience in other places of Commercial importance that frequent alterations in the Tariff are injurious to trade.
Certain Bills will, however, be submitted to you^chiefly having for their object
the consolidation and assimilation of the Laws now in force in the two sections of
the Colony relating to Land and the Registration of Titles.
You have before you, Gentlemen, most important subjects for your deliberation
and I will not detain you longer from the discharge of your duties.
I fervently hope that the Blessing of the Almighty Ruler of events may attend
our labours, and direct our efforts for the good of the people of this community
and crown them with results promoting peace, justice, and prosperity.
Government House,
15th February, 1870.
The Hon. the Presiding Member laid on the table the following papers-—
Proposed Terms of Confederation, as  agreed upon by the Governor in
Council; * u
* See Sessional Papers. No. 1
»•
— 33° VICTORIA. 18th FEBRUARY
Papers on the subject of the Drawbacks Ordinance.
Ordered that the former be read.
Read aloud by the Clerk accordingly.
Ordered to be printed.
On the motion of the Hon. Mr. O'Reilly, the Hon. Mr. Sanders seconding,
Ordered that the Governor's Message and Enclosures be printed for the use
of Members.
Moved by the Hon. Mr. Trutch, seconded by the Hon. Mr. Drake, and
Resolved, That a Select Committee, to be named by the Presiding Member,
be appointed to draw up and submit a reply to His Excellency's gracious
Speech.
The following Hon. Members were appointed:—Messrs. Trutch, Drake,
Carrall, O'Reilly, Hamley.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of 4 motions.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved the adjournment till 1 on Monday next.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken, in amendment, till 1 on Friday next.
The amendment having been put and carried, the Council adjourned till
Friday next, the 18th instant, at 1 o'clock.
Friday, the 18th day of February, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders,
Ball, O'Reilly, Wood, Pemberton, Helmcken, Holbrook, Ring, DeCosmos,
Humphreys, Robson, Carrall, Barnard, Alston, Drake.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Edgar Dewdney, Esquire, Member for Kootenay, was then introduced into the
Council Chamber, and, the customary oath having been administered, the
Hon. Member took his seat at the Council Board.
The Hon. the Presiding Member laid on the table the Estimates for the year.
Ordered that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of Supply on
Wednesday, the 22nd instant.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys presented a Petition from the inhabitants of Lillooet.
Ordered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Drake presented a Petition from the School Teachers of Vancouver
Island before Union.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. the Attorney General gave notice of 2 motions.
The Hon. Mr. Barnard gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Alston gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Drake gave notice of 2 motions.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Trutch, Chairman of the Select
Committee appointed to draw up and submit a reply to His Excellency's
opening Speech, handed in Report.
The Hon. Mr. Crease moved that the Report be adopted.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, in amendment, that it be referred to a
Committee of the whole Council.
On the amendment being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
The Council went into Committee accordingly.
The Hon. Ball in the Chair of the Committee.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported that
some amendments had been made by the Committee, and the reply as amended
was handed in for adoption by the Council. 18th FEBRUARY.
1870
The amended Report was adopted as follows:—
To His Excellency Anthony Musgrave, Governor of British Columbia.
We, Her Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, Members of the Legislative
Council of British Columbia, in Council assemble, sincerely regret the accident which has deprived us of the pleasure of personally meeting ^our
Excellency on this the first occasion of our being convened under Your
^Hx&llency's ddmSfistration. At the same time, we are fully aware that you
have, notwithstanding your illness, exerted yourself successfully to master
many of the complicated questions-;wMch required immediate and pressjjng
attention; and we'can assure Your Excellency that you can command our
co&ciial co-operation in all measures tending to the benefit of the Colony.   j
ifie visit which Your Excellency was enabled to pay to the Mining Districts
of the^Mainland, shortly after your arrival, has, we are confident, been pro-
;1ducnve of abetter appreciation of our local resources than could have been
gained by you in any other manner; and we hope that the recent discoveries
at Peace River will prove as beneficial to the Colony as you anticipate.
We concur with Your Excellency in thinking that the loss of Telegraphic
. Communication \Mith the United States and the rest of the World would be
severely felt by all classes of the community, and we trust that the steps which
Your EixedHency has taken willsecure to us the permanentuse of the line between
Victoria and Portland; and though we regret the prospect of the Telegraph
Company having to relinquish, for the present, their establishments on the
Mainland, we yet hope that measures will be devised which will ensure the
speedy re-opening of this line.
We regard the appropriation of $5,000 for the promotion of Immigration as
a step urgently needed, and one which will be viewed by all classes with unqualified satisfaction.
We agree with Your Excellency in thinking that, in the present position of
our fi]i§ncesp>the strictest circumspection ought to be used in sanctioning fresh
r disbursements, and we consider that a reduction of expenditure should be
madje wherever practicable.
xhe partial solution of the complicated Judicial question is a source of congratulation, and we trust that all causes of dissatisfaction in connection with
the Judiciary system of this Colony will be speedily terminated.
We are aware that the subject of Confederation with the Dominion of Canada
is the most important topic which will be brought under otfr consideration, and
we will give it the attention which the magnitude of the question demands. The
final reference of the subject to the popular vote cannot but commend itself as
the most satisfactory decision which can be arrived at.
We view with satisfaction the liberal opinions expressed by Your Excellency
on the subject of an enlarged representation, and the reconstruction of the
Legislative Council on a more popular basis.
rThe new Postal treaty with the United States will greatly simplify the
exMng system, and will afford a considerable reduction in the present rates
of postage.
All measures which are sent down for our consideration shall meet with our
j^pst ejarnest attention, and we hope our labours may result in thelgermanent
good oTthe Colony. uln conclusion, we trust that Ypur Excellency may soon
be restored to health, and that under Divine guidance this Colony may increase
in prosperity, and ere long surpass the brightest hopes of former years.
Resolved that the reply to the Governor's opening Speech, in consequence of His
Excellency's illness, bergresented to him by the Presiding Member.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr.
Humphreys seconding^0
That a Committee of five, of whom three shall be a quorum, be appointed
to enquire into, and reporj; ^without delay, the state of efficiency of the Department, of Lands and Works, and to offer suggestions with a view to increase if
possible, its efficiency, and at the same time securing more economy in 'its
working. That in case of difference of opinion a minority as well as a majority
reft^Ae^^itted t0 tlie Council. That the Committee be empowered to
send for persons and^papers, and that a copy of this Resolution be transmitted
to .His E^ellency the Governor, respectfully requesting his co-operation, by
instructing the Officer administering the Department of Lands and Works to
allowthe books, papers, and maps of the Lands and Workn Department to be
examined by the Committee.
Whereupon a debate arose, which having terminated, and the question beinc
put, the Council divided. ^ u^lu&
Ayes 4, $068*14. 33° VICTORIA.
liBM FEBRUARY.
On request, the names were taken down as follows:—
Ayes. tfoes.
The Hon. MeSBrs. Barnard, The Hon. Messrs. O'Rgffly,
Robson, SaftHMJ1
Humphreys, BaJljj no
DeCosmos. Dewdney,
Holbrook,
Drake,
Helmcken,
Carrall,
Alston,
Wood,
PembfSfton,
Bushby,
Hamley,
Crease.
The Hon. Mr. Ring not having voted, his vote was recorded with the Ay$,
so the vote stood Ayes 5, JS/oes 14, and the Resolution was lost.
Pursuant to Order, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr. Hurhphreys
seconding,
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested t^9iiSprm this
Council whether the Honourables R. W..W. Carrall and J. S. Helmcken were
appointed Members of the Executive Council by virtue. 8r an OrdeJ^cJf Her
Majesty in Councillor by authority of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Principal
Secretary of State for the Colonies, or by both such authorities; and, if so,
that such Order in Council, or such 'Despatch of the Secretary cf £ftate, or extracts therefrom, authorizing such appointments to the Executive Council, be
communicated to this Council, and also that a copy of all correspondence
between His Excellency the Governor and the Honourables R. W. W. Carrall
and J. S. Helmcken pertfai*fiing to their invitation to become Members and to
their nomination and installation as Members of the Executive Council be also
laid before this Council for it^fiformatlon.
After some discussion the Hon. Member asked leave to withdraw the motion.
Motion withdrawn by leave.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr.
Humphreys seconding,
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to communicate to this Council a Return setting forth:—
1. The amount of Road Tax assessed in 1869 in each Road District in the
Electoral District Victoria No. 2;
2. The amount of Road Tax assessed for Land in each of the said Road
Districts in 1869;,
3. The amount of Road Tax assessed against Persons in 1869, excluding
Land Road Tax, in each of the said Road Districts;
4. The amount of Land Road Tax in 1869, collected up to December the
31st, 1869,in and for each said Road District;
5. The amount of per capita or personal Road Tax for 1869, excluding Land
Road Tax, collected in each said Road District;
6. The amount of Road Tax unpaid on 31st December, 1^69, in each said
Road District, showing total arrears for land, and total arrears for persons exclusive of land;
7. The names of the Collector or Collectors of Road Tax in and for each
Road District, 1869;
8. The amount of Road Tax collected by each Collector;
9. The amount taken from the Road Tax Fund and expended in 1869 in
each Road District, and how, where, and by whogg expended;
10/ Whether the expenditure on the Roads in each Road District in Victoria
District No. 2, was made wholly from the Road Tax Fundor pot, and if not,
what amounts were expended in each of the said. Road Districts out of the
General Revenue, and where in each said Road District;
11. Number of persons resident in each said Road District in 1869 liable for
Road Taxes;
12. Number of persons resident out of the Colony liable under "Road Ordinance, 1869," for Road Taxes in respect to land in each or in some of said
Road Districts. nteH ->
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly. 8 21st FEBRUARY. I8™
Tuesday, 1st, March, next, was fixed as the day on which the Attorney General
would bring forward for discussion the Resolution for the Confederation of
this Colony with the Dominion of Canada sent down in His Excellency the
Governor's Speech.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Drake, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
on Monday next.
Monday, the 21st day of February, 1870,
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, O'Reilly, Sanders,
Bushby, Ball, Dewdney, Holbrook, Wood, Ring, Alston, DeCosmos, Humphreys, Barnard, Robson, Drake, Carrall, Alston, Pemberton.
On the Minutes of the previous Meeting being read, and the question of
their confirmation being put, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved that they be
amended by the addition of the following words at the end:—
"On the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos' notice to fix a day to go into Committee of the
whole on Confederation referred to in the Governor's Speech and the Resolution accompanying the same, being called by the President, Tuesday next,
March 1st, was fixed upon on the suggestion of the Hon. Attorney General."
The Hon. the Attorney General moved, in amendment, that the following
words be added:—
"Tuesday, the 1st March, next, was fixed as the day on which the Attorney
General would bring forward for discussion the Resolution for the Confederation of this Colony with the Dominion of Canada sent down in His Excellency
the Governor's Speech."
On the amendment being put the Council divided.
Ayes 12, Noes 3. j
The names, on request, were taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Trutch, The Hon. Messrs. DeCosmos,
iP'Reilly, Humphreys,
Sanders, Ring.
Ball,
Dewdney,
Holbrook,
Barnard,
Robson,
Carrall,
Bushby,
Hamley,
Crease.
The Hon. Messrs. Wood and Drake not having voted were recorded with
the Ayes, so the vote stood Ayes 14, Noes 3, and the amendment was carried,
and the Minutes of the previous day amended accordingly.
On the question being put whether the Minutes as amended should pass the
Council again divided.
Ayes 13, Noes 3.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Trutch, The Hon. Messrs. DeCosmos,
O 'Reilly, Humphreys,
&■
Sanders, Ring-
Ball,
Dewdney,
Holbrook,
Barnard,
Robson,
Drake,
Carrall,
Bushby,
Helmcken.
Crease. "A
33° VICTORIA. 21st FEBRUARY.
The Hon. Mr. Wood not having voted, his vote was recorded with the
Ayes, so the vote stood Ayes 14, Noes 3, and the Minutes as amended were
confirmed.
The Hon. the Presiding Member acquainted the Council that he had presented
their Address to the Governor in reply to His Excellency's opening Speech,
and that His Excellency had made the following rejoinder:—
Message No. 2. A. Musgrave.
Mr. President and'Honourable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council.
I receive your address with much gratification. I anticipate with confidence
the continuance of the cordiality of feeling with which our intercourse has
happily commenced, and which, you may be assured, it will be my anxious
desire to maintain throughout the period of my administration.
Governmmt House,
21st February, 1870.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos asked the Hon. the
Colonial Secretary whether the Government intend to make provision for the
payment of arrears due to School Teachers, as set forth in the Journals of this
House for 1869?
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon*.*-the Attorney General introduced the
Land Registry Bill—
Ordered to be read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Friday next—
and the Medical Bill.
Ordered to be read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Barnard moved, the Hon. Mr.
Holbrook seconding,
That the Government be asked to provide for the removal, at once, of one
of the Rocks in Fraser River known as the " Twin Sisters."
Subsequently the Hon. Member asked leave to postpone the question till
the Estimates were under discussion.
Ordered that leave be granted.
Motion postponed accordingly.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. DeCosmos,
The Hon. Member asked leave to postpone the same till to-morrow.
Ordered that leave be granted.
Motion postponed till to-morrow accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Alston moved, the Hon. Mr.
Drake seconding,
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to transmit to
this Council a Return showing—
1. The Schools in existence under the "Common Schools Ordinance, 1869,"
on 31st December, 1869 ;
2. The names of the Teachers of the said Schools, and the Salaries paid or
payable to them;
3. The sums granted to each Local Board out of the money voted for Educational purposes for the past year ;
4. A Statement of Receipts and Expenditure by each Local Board up to 31st
December, 1869;
5. The average number of pupils attending each of the said Schools during
the past year;
On the question being put it passed in the affirmative and was Resolved
accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Humphreys moved the following
Resolution:—
That a Respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor,
praying that all Flour made from Wheat grown in the Colony be exempted
from Road Tolls. 10
22nd FEBRUARY. 187°
The Hon. Mr. Robson moved, in amendment, That a Select Committee be
Appointed to investigate the whole question of Road Tolls on Flour, Bran,
Shorts, and Home-grown Produce.
On the amendment being put the Council divided.
• '^-Ayes. 17, Noes 2. -r^x .
So it passed in the affirmative and was Resolved accordingly.
The Hon. the Presiding Member named the following Hon. Members:—
The Hon. Messrs. Trutch, Hamley, Robson, Alston, Humphreys.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Drake asked the Hon. Attorney
General —Whether it is the intention of the Government to make any alterations in the County Court Ordinance, with the view of effecting the better
administration of Justice?
The Hon the Attorney General replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Drake moved, the Hon Mr. Robson
seconding,
That the consideration of the Despatches relative to the Drawback Bill be
taken up on Friday next.
The'Hon. Mr. Drake moved that the Standing Orders be suspended.
Ordered accordingly.
The Hon. Member gave notice of motion.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Attorney General, the Council adjourned till
1 crclock to-morrow.
PROTEST.
We, the undersigned Members of the Legislative Council, protest against
the correctness of the record of the proceedings of the Legislative Council on
Friday, February 18th, 1870, as amended by the Council on Monday,
February 21st, 1870, with relation to the motion of the undersigned,
A. DeCosmos, " That a day be fixed to go into Committee of the whole on the
question of Confederation with Canada, referred to in the Governor's Speech
and Resolutions accompanying the same," for the following reasons :—
1. Because every Member of the Legislative Council has the right, in accordance with Parliamentary usage, to have recorded on the Journals of the
Council any motion made by such Member, in conformity with Parliamentary
law and the Rules and Orders governing the Council.
2. Because the above written motion, made by the undersigned, A.
DeCosmos, on Friday, February 18th, 1870, and of which notice of motion had
been given on Tuesday, February 15th, 1870, and which notice of motion had
appeared in the Orders of the day for Friday, February 18th, 1870, and which
was called in due course by the President of the Council on the last mentioned
day, and was responded to by the undersigned, A. DeCosmos, was omitted
from the Clerk's draft record of the proceedings of the Council on February
18th, 1870, and has not been mentioned or placed on the Journal of the proceedings of the Council, in accordance with Parliamentary usage and the
Rules, Orders, and usage of this Council in such cases, and in conformity with
the undoubted and established right of any and every Member of this Council.
(Signed)       A. DeCosmos,
Council Chamber, 22nd February, 1870. T. B. Humphreys.
Tuesday, the 22nd day of February, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Crease, Hamley, Ball, Sanders
Bushby, Pemberton, Wood, Holbrook,[DeCosmos, Drake, Helmcken Carrall'
Humphreys, O'Reilly, Dewdney, Ring, Barnard, Robson.
On the Minutes being read and the question of their confirmation beino*
put, »
The Ho*, the Attorney General moved; the Hon. Mr. Dewdney seconding
lhat the Protest placed on the Minutes of the 21st instant by the Hon
Messrs. DeCosmos and Humphreys be erased.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, in amendment, that the third section be
struck out. 33° VICTORIA
23rd FEBRUARY.
11
On the amendment being put it was carried in the affirmative, and section
3 was struck out accordingly.
On the question that the remainder be struck out, it passed in the negative,
after a division, Ayes 6, Noes 13, so the motion to strike out the whole Protest
was lost, and the Minutes as amended were approved.
The Hon. Mr. Robson gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Drake gave notice of motion.
The Hon. the Attorney General introduced the Crown Grants Bill.
Ordered to be read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Friday next.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Medical Bill, and
the question being put, the Council divided.
Ayes 14, Noes 3.
So it was read second time accordingly.
Ordered to be committed on Monday, the 28th instant.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr.
Humphreys seconding,
That in view of the apparent imminence of Union with Canada, and in view
of the paramount necessity for loyal and cordial co-operation on the part of the
people of this Colony with the Government of Canada, in working out the
institutions of the Dominion in case of such Union, and with the object of
avoiding political agitation against Confederation, or for organic changes in
the Constitution of the Colony after Union, to the injury of .industrial questions, a Select Committee, embracing the Representative Element of the
Council, be appointed and instructed to report without delay the outline of a
Constitution for the Local Government of the Colony.
The Hon. Mr. Barnard moved, in amendment, the Hon. Mr. Holbrook
seconding,
That the question of Constitutional changes be taken up after the question
of Confederation has been submitted to the Council.
On the amendment being put it passed in the affirmative and was Resolved
accordingly.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved the adjournment till 11 o'clock to-morrow.
The Hon. Mr. Robson till 1 o'clock to-morrow.
On the amendment being put it was carried in the affirmative, so the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock to-morrow.
Wednesday, the 23rd day of February, 1870,
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankip, Trutch, Crease, Hamley, Ball, Bushby,
O'Reilly, Sanders, Dewdney, Pemberton, Ring, Alston, DeCosmos, Helmcken,
Humphreys, Drake,.Barnard, Carrall, Robson, Holbrook.
The Minutes of previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Drake presented the Petition of Alexander Watson.*
Ordered to be read.    Read aloud by the Clerk accordingly.
Ordered to be printed and lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of 2 motions.
The Hon. Mr. Drake gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Barnard gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Carrall moved—
That this Council, impressed with the conviction that the disestablishment
of the Telegraph Line between Victoria and Cariboo will prove detrimental
to the mercantile and other interests of the Colony, as well as forfeit our
prestige abroad, respectfully recommend His Excellency the Governor to
accept the line and plant from the Western Union Telegraph Company, and
that if provision cannot be made for this service from existing sources of
* See Sessional Papers, No. 2. 12
23rd FEBRUARY.
1870
Revenue an additional one per cent, be placed on the Customs Revenue of the
Colony for that purpose.
Ordered to be referred to Committee of Supply.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Carrall moved—
That in view of the probable immigration to the Ommeca Mines, and with
the object of offering every facility for the ingress of both miners and supplies,
this Council is of opinion that Jthe Government should cause a survey and
estimate of the cost of removing the rocks impeding the navigation of the Fort
George and Cottonwood Canons, and other obstructions in the Fraser between
Fort George and a point, say 50 miles, below Soda Creek, during the present
summer, so that a sufficient sum may be placed on the Estimates for 1871 for
that purpose.
Ordered to be referred to Committee of Supply.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Barnard moved—
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, praying that such
additional sum be placed on the Estimates as may be necessary to cover the
cost d| maintaining a fortnightly Mail Service between Cache Creek and the
Southern Boundary, via Kamloops and the head of Lake Okanagan, and that
he will cause a call for Tenders to be made for such service, and that the notice
of call be published in the part of the District directly interested, and that a
proper person be appointed there to receive such Tenders as may be offered,
and forward the same to the Postmaster General.
Ordered to be referred to the Committee of Supply.
<3£ftrsua*fcfc to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Drake moved—
rif?hat a sum of $1,000 be placed on the Estimates to enable the Colony to
purchase Mr. Needham's valuable Library, for the use of the Supreme Court.
iGQSxlered to be referred to the Committee of Supply.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Robson moved—
That an address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, recommending
that such arrangements as will insure the regular transmission of Mails to and
from Oiympia may be made with the Steamer running between this Colony
and that Port.
Ordered to be referred to Committee of Supply.
On the Order of the day being read for the consideration of the School Teachers'
Petition,
The Hon. Mr. Drake moved, the Horn Mr. Robson seconding,
That the consideration of the Scho<$ Teachers'Petition be referred to a
Select Committee.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
The Presiding Member named the following Committee:—The Hon. Messrs.
Drake, DeCosmos, O'Reilly, Ball, Pemberton.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee of Supply
The Hon. Mr. Ball in the Chair of the Committee.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported that
the Committee had instructed him to hand in the following Resolutions for
the adoption of the Council, and to ask leave to sit again.   &
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow, and on the question being put
Resolved that the following Supplies be voted :— 6
Governor  $2,052
Legislative Council           900
Colonial Secretary     9 224
Treasurer     4552
Auditor General , •     3'877
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works    7?298
Customs        13'890
On the question being put Resolved, fhat*an adtoss b'e~presented tto Hia
Eso^lency the-Governor, asking that $300 be acMed to the salary of the
ianding W ait^Pj Few Westmineter. J
Then on the-m^Um of the Hon. Mr. Carrall, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
to-morrowv ° v wuus; 33° VICTORIA
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Thursday, the 24th day of February, 1870,
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall presented the Petition of Philip Cadell.
Not received, not being addressed to the Council.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon, Mr. Holbrook moved, the Hon. Mr.
Robson seconding,
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, asking for the
establishment of a Labour Exchange, with -an office at Victoria and New
Westminster.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Dewdney asked the Government,—
Whether it is their intention to appoint a Resident Magistrate at Kootenay?
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr.
Humphreys seconding,
That the Petition respecting County Court Judges be printed.
Ordered accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee of Supply.
The Hon. Mr. Ball in the Chair of the Committee.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the
following Resolutions for the adoption of the Council, and asked leave to sit
again.
Ordered that leave be granted to sit again to-morrow.
On the question being put, Resolved, That the following Supplies be voted:—
Registrar General   1  485 00
Post Office      3,200 00
Judicial        5,960 00
Police    16,803^50
Kootenay District      7,512 00
Cariboo District  11,970 00
Yale District      4,320 00
Lillooet District     4,680 00
Nanaimo District    .     3,168 00
Resolved, That the Governor be requested to increase the salary oi the two
Door Guards and Cook in the Victoria Gaol to $2 perday.
Resolved, That the Governor be reccommended to increase the pay of the
two Constables at New Westminster from $1.75 to $2 per day.
Resolved, That the Council recommend that the Sergeant of Police, Victoria,
receive $2.50 per diem.
Resolved, That the Governor be recommended that the pay of the two
ConvictiGuards at Victoria be increased by 25c. per diem.
Resolved, That the Governor be recommended to increase the salary of the
three Victoria Constables by 25c. per diem.
Resolved, That this Council is of opinion that a Resident Magistrate should
be kept constantly at Kootenay.
The Hon. Mr. Trutch, Chairman of the Select Committee appointed to enquire
into and report updaaiithe desirability of remitting the Tolls at present collected
on Flour, Bran, Shorts, and other home-grown Produce under the " Lillooet-
Alexandfria Road Tott Act, 1862," brought up a Report. 14
25th FEBRUARY. 1870.
Ordered to be read.   Read as follows:—
Your Committee report that there appears to be in certain respects an Tin-
equal pressure on farmers residing in the neighbourhood south of the 1 oil-
gate as it is now situated at Clinton, tolls being exacted on cattle and produce
taken from the farms below the gate, and levied again on the flour received
back. To remedy this, your Committee propose that the gate placed now at
Clinton should be moved to a point about a mile south of Soda Creek, by which,
means toll will be paid equally by all the farmers south of Soda Creek, on
flour, &c, forwarded to Cariboo. „
Your Committee would recommend, moreover, the repeal or alteration ot
the "Lytton-Alexandria Road Toll Act, 1862," in order that the toll levied on
that part of the Road may be inr all respects assimilated to the toll levied at
Hope, Yale, and Douglas, under the "Road Toll Act, 1860," by which arrangement cattle and waggons will go free, and no toll will be collected on goods
of any description brought through the gate at Soda Creek in a southerly
direction.
Ordered to be printed and lie on the table.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Helmcken, the Council adjourned till 1 p.m.
to-morrow.
Friday, the 25th day of February, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders,
Ball, O'Reilly, Wood, Pemberton, Helmcken, Holbrook, Ring, DeCosmos,
Humphreys, Robson, Carrall, Barnard, Alston, Drake.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Registration of
Titles Bill,
The Hon. the Attorney General moved that the second reading be postponed
till next meeting of Council.
Ordered accordingly.
The Hon. Mr. Holbrook moved that the Standing Orders be suspended.
Ordered accordingly.
The Hon. Member gave notice of motion.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. Drake,
Ordered to be postponed till Monday next.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Crown Grants Bill,
Ordered to be postponed till Monday next.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. Barnard, relative to a Road to Okanagan Lake,
Ordered to be sent down to Committee of Supply.
On the Order of the day being read for the consideration of the Secretary of State's
Despatch on the Drawbacks Bill,
Ordered to be considered on Monday next.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. Carrall, in reference to a road from Dog Creek to Soda Creek,
Ordered to be postponed till Monday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee of Supply.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman
of the Committee, reported that he had been instructed to hand in the following Resolutions for the adoption of the Council, and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted for Monday next, and that the Committee of
Supply do stand as the first Order of the day.
0 n the question being put, Resolved, That the following Supplies be voted:— 33° VICTORIA.
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Pensions  $3,031 25
Revenue Services     1,000 00
Administration of Justice      5,000 00
Charitable Allowances     10,500 00
..Education   10,000 00
Police and Gaols  12,000 00
Rent      1,000 00
Transport   35,000 00
And on the question being put, Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor
be recommended to place an additional sum of $5,000 upon the Estimates for
Education.
Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to
remove the residence of the Magistrate from Lillooet to Clinton.     \
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Attorney General, the Council adjourned till 1
o'clock on Monday.
Monday, the 28th day of February, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Ball, Bushby,
Sanders, O'Reilly, Wood, Robson, Pemberton, Drake, Carrall, Humphreys,
Alston, Ring, DeCosmos, Dewdney, Barnard, Holbrook.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Message No. 3. A. Musgrave.
The Governor forwards to the Legislative Council a Bill authorizing Expenditure incurred in the years 1868-9, which was not covered by the Appropriation Ordinances for those years.
The Supplemental Supply required for 1868 is $123,367 74.
Do., Do., 1869 is     78,217 30.
The details of these Expenditures are fully given in the Supplementary
Estimates for those years, herewith forwarded.
These Expenditures may be classed under three heads:—
1. Arrears of previous years;
2. Short votes under usual heads of service;
3. Unforseen or Contingent Expenditure.
As will be at once apparent from an examination of the Estimates enclosed,
the arrears of previous years unpaid till the next year form the largest item.
The sums expended on account of short votes are inconsiderable.
With reference to unforseen or Contingent Expenditure, the Governor has
only to call attention to to the following items as demanding particular notice:—
1868.
Compensation to Officers for loss of office $3,404 78
In aid of Hospitals      5,850 47
In aid of Schools      4,109 51
Removal of Seat of Government       4,129 10
Cariboo Mail Contract     15,253 00
1869.
Compensation to Officers, &c     6,110 97
Mail to San Francisco     5,000 00
Assay Office, Cariboo     2,521 87
Aid to Fire Departments        2,000 00
Funeral Expenses of late Governor     2,060 77
Grant to Telegraph Company        2,250 00
The Governor need hardly remark that nearly aU the Supplementary Expenditure was incurred prior to his assuming the administration of the Government of British Columbia. •   "F
The Bill herewith forwarded authorizes no fresh Expenditure, and is simply
an indemnification for necessary disbursements beyond the annual votes.
Government House,
28th February, 1870.
Ordered to be printed and sent down to the Committee of Supply. 16
28th FEBRUARY. 1870
The Hon. Mr. Barnard presented the Petition of the Settlers of the Okanagan Lake.
Ordered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the-table.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos presented the Petition of William Harrison.
Ordered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
ffee Hon. Mr. Ring gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Alston gave notice of 2 motions.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Drake gave notice of motion.
On the Order of the day being read for Committee of Supply, and the question
I That I do now leave the Chair " being put, the Hon. Mr. Barnard moved, the
Hon. Mr. Robson seconding,
That all words after " that" be struck out, and the following words substituted:—
I An humble address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, setting
forth the following:—
"1. That although the expense of conducting the Government of the Colony
is out of all proportion to the number, need, and ability of the people, this
Council is powerless to effect any material reduction after the Estimates are
framed by the Executive and submitted in detail, without more or less clisturb-
ingTthe harmony and impairing the efficiency of the whole.
"2. That a large reduction in the expense of conducting the Government is
imperatively demanded by the people.
" 3. That such reduction can only be attained by a repeal of the Crown
Salaries Acts, by a change in the present cumbrous and expensive system of
keeping accounts, and by a further amalgamation of offices.
"4. That as these measures can only be attained by the Executive Government taking the initial steps, this Council, therefore, respectfully but most
earnestly recommends His Excellency the Governor, as follows:—
" 5. To send down to the Legislative Council, during the present Session,
a Bjll repealing the Crown Salaries Ordinance, in order that the following reductions may be made:—
"Governor  $10,000
Colonial Secretary         3,000
Attorney General       2,000
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works     3,000
Collector of Customs        3,000
"That the office of Treasurer be abolished.
"That the office of Chief Inspector of Police be abolished.
"6. To represent, without delay, to Her Majesty's Government the unwillingness and inability of the people to meet the expense entailed upon the
Colony by the present system, and to urge the right of a Colony compelled to
provide for every item of expenditure to adopt a more simple and economical
system.
"7. Notwithstanding that the Estimates have undergone no change since
coming from the hands of the Executive, owing to the inability of this Council
effectively to deal with them, His Excellency the Governor is earnestly recommended to make such reductions meanwhile, as may be compatible with the
safety and interests of the public, by further amalgamation of offices, or otherwise."
Moved, in amendment, by the Hon. Mr. Carrall, the Hon. Mr. Dewdney
seconding,
" That this Council respectfully recommend His Excellency the Governor
to take the question of amalgamation of offices and economy of the administration of the Government in every Department into his consideration, during
the approaching recess, with a view to the preparation of the Estimates of
1871 in accordance with the requirements of the Colony."
On the amendment being put the Council divided.
Ayes 2, Noes 11.
So it passed in the negative and the Resolution was lost.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved that the original question be amended as
follows:—
That in section 1, word "all" be struck out.
Put and lost.
That "this Council is," after word "people," in line 2, be struck out, and
the following substituted: "the Representative Members of the Council are"
Put and lost. 33° VICTORLE. ftp MARCH. gjj
That all the words after "reduction," in line 4, be strapk out, m& words
"in the Estimates" be substituted.
Put and lost.
In section 4, strike out word " only," in 2nd line.
Put and lost.
That all words before "his," in section 7, line 3, be struck out, and the
word "that" substituted.
Put and lost.
On the original question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 3, Noes 10.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Barnard, The Ifdn. Messrs. O'Reilly,
Robson, Sandeifi-, a
Drake. Ball,
Dewdney,
Holbrook,
Humphreys,
DeCosmos,
Alston,
Wood,
Pemberton.
So the Resolution was lost.
The motion to go into Committee of Supply was then put and agreed to.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported that he had been instructed to hand in the
following Resolutions for adoption by the Council, and to ask leave to sit
again.
Ordered that leave be granted to sit again to-morrow, and that the Committee of Supply do stand as the first Order of the day.
On the question being put, Resolved, That the following Supplies be voted:—
Conveyance of Mails    $35,600
Works and Buildings ...^    9,000
On the question being put it was Resolved,
That an address be presented to His Excellency, asking that a sum of $500
be placed on the Estimates for the purpose of putting the Government House
at Kootenay in repair, in anticipation of a Resident Magistrate being sent to
that District.
That an address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, recommending
that such arrangements as will insjajre the regular transmission of Mails to and
from Olympia may be made with the Steamer running between this Colony
and that "Port.
That,a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, praying that such
additional sum be placed on the Estimates as may be necessary to cover the
cost of maintaining a fortnightly Mail Service between Cache Creek and the
Southern Boundary, via Kamloops and the head of Lake Okanagan, and that
he will cause a call for Tenders to be made for such service, and that the notice
of call be published in the part of the District directly interested, and that a
proper person be appointed there to receive such Tenders as may be offered,
and forward the same to the Postmaster General.
That the Council recommend that a sum of money be appropriated for a
weekly Mail Service between Victoria and Metchosin, and that a further sum
be appropriated, if necessary, to provide Mail communication between Victoria
and Sooke.
That a Committee be appointed to enquire into and report upon the subject
of Steam Ship Communication, and more especially the desirableness of subsidizing a British line of Steamers between Victoria and San Francisco or
Panama.
The Presiding Member appointed the followidg Committee:—The Hon.
Messrs. Hamley, Helmcken, Drake, Holbrcok, Robson.
Then  on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
to-morrow.
Tuesday, the 1st day of March, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment 18
2nd MARCH. 1870
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Crease, Hamley, Ball, Bushby,
O'Reilly, Sanders, Dewdney, Pemberton, Ring, Alston, DeCosmos, Helmcken,
Humphreys, Drake, Barnard, Carrall, Robson, Holbrook, Wood.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Wood gave notice of motion.
On the Order of the day being read for Committee of Supply, and the question
1 That I do now leave the Chair " being put, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved,
That the Petition of William Harrison be referred to the Select Committee
on the School Teachers Petition.
Ordered accordingly.
The motion to go into Committee of Supply was then put and carried.
The Council went into Committee of Supply accordingly.
The Hon. Mr. Ball in the Chair of the Committee.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported the
following Resolutions for the adoption of the Council, and asked leave to sit
again.
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow, and that the Committee of
Supply do stand as the first Order of the day.
On the question being put, Resolved, That the following Supplies be voted:—
Roads, Streets, and Bridges $59,300
On the question being put, Resolved,
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully recommended to appropriate the sum of $250 in aid of the New Westminster Fire Department for
the present year.
That His Excellency be respectfully recommended to cause the sum of $1000
to be placed on the Estimatekin aid of the Williams Creek Fire Brigade.
That His Excellency be respectfully recommended to increase the expenditure on the Comox Roads from $300 to $1000.
That His Excellency be respectfully recommended to increase the expen-
I diture on Nanaimo Roads from $600 to $6000.
That His Excellency be respectfully recommended to make a grant of such
additional sum as may be necessary to continue the Sleigh Road from Yale to
New Westminster.
That His Excellency be respectfully recommended to place on the Estimates,
in addition to the sum of $2,500 already there for the purpose, a further sum
of $2,500 for repairing the Hope-Kootenay Trail.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys moved the adjournment till 3 to-morrow.
The Hon. Mr. Trutch, in amendment, till 1 to-morrow.
The amendment having been put and carried, the Council Sdjourned till
1 o'clock to-morrow accordingly.
Wednesday, the 2nd day of March, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, O'Reilly, Sanders
Bushby,   Ball,   Holbrook, Wood,   Ring, Alston,   DeCosmos,   Humphreys'
Barnard, Robson, Drake, Carrall, Pemberton, Helmcken. '
The Minutes of previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken gave notice of 2 motions.
The Hon. Mr. Ring gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee of Supply
The Hon. Mr. O'Reilly in the Chair of the Committee.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Chairman reported that
the Committee had instructed him to hand in the following Resolution for
the adoption oFthe Council, and to ask leave to sitiagain. I 33° VICTORIA. 3rd MARCH.
19
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow, and that the Committee of
Supply do stand as the first Order of the day.
On the question of the adoption of the Resolution being put,
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved that it be referred back to the Committee
with instructions.
On the amendment being put the Council divided.
Ayes 6, Noes 12.
So the amendment was lost.
On the original question being putthe Council again divided.
Ayes 12, Noes 6.
So it passejLin the affirmative, and was Resolved,
^ That this Council, impressed with the conviction that the disestablishment
of the Telegraph Line between Victoria and Cariboo will prove detrimental
to the mercantile and other interests of the Colony, as well as forfeit our
prestige abroad, respectfully recommend. His Excellency the Governor to
take measures to secure the continuance of such Telegraph Service during the
present year, and if provision cannot be made for this service from existing
sources of Revenue, to send down to this Council a Bill imposing an additional
Customs due of two per cent, on the Customs Revenue to meet the expenditure that such Telegraph service may require.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 p.m.
to-morrow.
Thursday, the 3rd day of March, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Crease, Hamley, Ball, Sanders,
Bushby, Alston, Wood, Holbrook, DeCosmos, Drake, Helmcken, Carrall,
Humphreys, O'Reilly, Dewdney, Ring, Robson.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Holbrook spoke to a question of privilege, in reference to some
statements in the British Colonist.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of 2 motions.
The Hon. Mr. Drake gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee of Supply.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. O'Reilly, Chairman of the Committee, reported that he had been instructed to hand in the following Resolutions for the adoption of the Council, and asked leave to sit
again.
Ordered that leave be granted, and that the Committee of Supply do stand
as the first Order of the day to-morrow.
On the question being put, Resolved, That the following Supplies be voted:—
Miscellaneous Services  $20,970 00
Interest     ,  103,440 00
Drawbacks and Refunds      pjjfj 00
Immigration          5,000 00
linking Fund ,     30,197 50
Government Vessels     19,750 00
Lighthouses        10,270 00
On the question being put, Resolved, That a respectful address be presented
to His Excellency the Governor, recommending that the Telegraph Company
be asked to maintain the line to New Westminster as well as to Portland, for
the subsidy of $4,500 set down in the Estimates.
On the question being put, Resolved, That the Governor be respectfully
acquainted that this Council considers it desirable that the Rock in the Fraser
River known as the "Port Sister" be removed at the earliest possible period
that funds for the purpose are at the disposal of the Government.
On the question being put, Resolved, That a respectful address be presented
to His Excellency that the sum of $3,918 be placed on the Estimates for the
purpose of liquidating the claims of the School Teachers of Vancouver Island
for 1867-8. 'J\
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Attorney General, the Council adjourned till 1
o'clock to-morrow.
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4ih MARCH.
1870
Friday, the 4th day of March, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders,
Ball, O'Reilly, Wood, Dewdney, Helmcken, Holbrook, Ring, DeCosmos,
Humphreys, Robson, Carrall, Alston, Drake.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Drake presented the Petition of the Deluge Fire Company.
Ordered to be read.   Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved that the Standing Orders be suspended.
Ordered accordingly*
Ordered that the said Petition be sent down to Committee of Supply.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave.notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Drake, Chairman of the Select Committee appointed to enquire
into the Petition of the School Teachers, and that of William Harrison, handed
in a Report.
Ordered to be read.    Read as follows:—
Your Committee recommend that the prayer of the School Teachers should
be granted. The claims have been incurred under the sanction of the late
Board of Education, and have been reported by the Chairman of that Board
to be due and unpaid.
The Committee beg to report that the following amounts should be paid:—
John Jessop  $463
W. H. Burr        463
C. Bryant        386
W. Harrison      277
C. McKenzie M.     192
Mrs. H. Fisher  %3     192
Miss Macdonald        228
Mrs. E. Fisher     109
C. N. Young    192
— Doughty       95
Rent, Central School    ,     165
„     Congregational School     12§"
A. Waddington     579
 $3,464
We beg to report on the Petition of William Harrison, that it appears he
has a claim for a certain amount, and we recommend the sum to be paid by
the Government in case the School Board for the District do not pay the same.
Ordered to lie on the table.
Pursuant to the Order of theday, the Council went into Committee of Supply.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chair-
. man of the Committee, reported that he had been instructed to hand in the
following Resolution and-ask leave to sit again.
Resolved, That a supply of $340,105*75 begranted for the contingent service
of the year 1870.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
On the question being put, Resolved, That a respectful address be sent to
'His Excellency, asking that the sum of $1,000 be paid out of the General
Revenue for the purpose of completing the purchase of a Steam .Eire Engine
for the Delude Co.
On the question being put; Resolved, That;the UndffidalMembers of the
Council be indeniriified for their services in the Legisl&turei^at'the rate of $5
per day for 30 days, and also for their travelling expenses from their residences
to and from the Seat of Government.
Ordered that leave be granted to sit again &t once.
Committee of Supply resumed.^
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman oe>flte Oom*mttee, reported the foBowing Resolution for t^ta^p^bniof
the Council, and asked leave to sit again. 33° VICTORIA. 7th MARCH. 21
On the question being put, Resolved, That the following Supplemental
Supplies be voted for the service of the year 1868:—
Governor    . ,   $  582 15   •
Legislative Council           66 74
Colonial Secretary     1,539 26
Treasurer        540 53
Assay and Refinery         504 15
Auditor General ,       520 87
Chief Commissioner of Lands and "Works   1,027 79
Customs        767 08
Registrar General  ..^.       7 75
Post Office  k.    1,844 84
Judicial          632 85
Attorney General        601 49
High Sheriff         875 00
Police and Gaols    j    2,312 75
Gold and Assistant Gold Commissioners ...   5,403 37
Pensions     3,728 31
Revenue Services     2,153 09
Administration of Justice     1,724 62
Charitable Allowances     5,850 47
Education       4,109 51
Police and Gaols        3,742 99
Rent         90 41
Conveyance of Mails  21,643 49
"Works and Buildings     19,595 33
Roads, Streets, and Bridges     9,612 19
Miscellaneous  11,621 04
Interest          832 34
Drawbacks and Refunds      2,595 61
Government Vessels     8,818 73
Lighthouses        1,142 80
Deposits        309 08
On the question being put, Resolved, that the following Supplemental Supplies be voted for the service of the year 1869 :—
Governor  $    61 12
Legislative Council           347 20
Colonial Secretary         27 25
Collector of Customs       1,821 62
Registrar General         75 00
Post Office     1,310 04
Judicial          260 66
Police       413 69
Gold and Assistant Gold Commissioners ...    3,279 14
Revenue Services      1,468 67
Administration of Justice     3,833 99
Charitable Allowances    1,167 25
Education          376 00
Police and Gaols        4,587 19
Rent       260 83
Transport     5,129 97
Conveyance of Mails    5,769 75
Works and Buildings        2,309 93
Roads, Streets and Bridges       218 22
Ordered that leave be granted to the Committee to sit again on Monday.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Attorney General, the Council adjourned till
1 o'clock on Monday.
Monday, the 7th day of March, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
,Present._The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch Hamley^dl^Bns^,
Sai£rs, GRejily, Wood, Robson, Pemberton, Drake Carrall Humphreys,
Alston, Ring, DeCosmos, Dewdney, Barnard, Holbrook, Helmcken.
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7th MARCH.
1870
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 4. '*  A. Musgbave.
The Governor lays before the Legislative Council a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to appropriate the sum of $3.40,105-75, out of the General Revenue of
the Colony of British Columbia and its Dependencies, for the contingent service of the year 1870/'
Government House,
7th March, 1870.
On the motion of the Hon. Mr. Helmcken, the Supply Bill was read first time.
Ordered to be read second time at the next sitting of Council.
The Hon. Mr. Barnard/presented a Petition from the inhabitants of Lytton, relative
to Telegraphic communication.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of .motion.
The Hon. Mr. Drake gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee of Supply.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported the following sums voted and Resolutions
passed, and submitted the same for the adoption of the Council:—
That the following Supplementary Supplies be voted for the service of the
year 1868:—
Transport   $8,571 11
For 1869:—
Pensions     !     6,110 97
Miscellaneous Services     19,774 09
Interest   10,169 66
Immigration     1,940 00
Drawbacks        258 84
Government Vessels        5,063 25
Lighthouses      1,133 11
Repayment of Deposits      1,049 86
On the question being put it passed in the affirmative and was Resolved
accordingly.
On the question being put, Resolved, That a total Supplementary Supply of
$123,367*74 be granted for the service of the year 1868.
On the question being put, Resolved, That a total Supplementary Supply of
$78,217*30 be granted for the service of the year 1869.
Ordered that the Supplementary Supply Bill be read first time at once.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to he read second time at next sitting of Council.
On the Order of the day being read for the consideration of the subject of Confederation,
Ordered to be postponed till Wednesday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Medical
Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Sanders, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete, with amendments. '
E Resolved that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time at next
sitting of Council.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos asked leave to brinsr
in Agricultural Land Tax Bill. 5
Ordered that leave be granted.
o
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hqp. Mr. Drake asked leave to bring in
Water Supply Bill. &
Ordered that leave be granted.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Humphreys asked leave to brine
in Crown Salaries Act Repeal Bill. a
Ruled out of order by the President, the motion being substantially the
same as one which had already been determined by the Council on 28th February. 33° VICTORIA. 7th MARCH.
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Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos asked the Attorney
General,—Whether U is the intention of the Government to .allow the Chief
Justice, or any Justice or Justices sitting as Judge of the Admiralty Court, to
take Fees in addition to the Salaries provided for such Justices ?
The Hon. the Attorney General replied.
Pursuant to the Order of fcthe day,- the Hon, Mr. Holbrook moved, the Hon. Mr.
Drake seconding,
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, asking that
provision be made so that our local Newspapers may pass Free of Postage when
passing through the Post Offices of the Colony.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 10, Noes 6.
So it passed in the affirmative andjwas^Resolved accordingly.
Pursunt to the Order of the day, the Land Registry Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed on Wednesday week.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Crown Grants Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed on Wednesday week.
On the Order of the day^being read for the consideration of the Drawbacks Despatches,
Ordered to be postponed till.Wednesday week.
Pursuant to the^Order of the day, the] Hon.^Mr. DeCosmos asked the Attorney
General,—What is the nature of the alterations which the Government propose to make in the Executive Council and in the Legislative Council that
are referred to in His Excellency the Governor's opening Speech.
The Hon the Attorney General replied.
On the Order of the day being read for the motion relative to Indian affairs,
Ordered to be postponed till Wednesday week.
Pursuant toffthe Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Drake moved—
That this Council, in view of the discussion on Confederation, be furnished
with copies of the Dominion Tariff.
Motion subsequently withdrawn by leave.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Humphreys asked the Attorney
General,—If it is the intention of the Government to amend the law with
respect to Water Rights for Agricultural purposes?
The Hon. the Attorney'General^replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, "the Hon. JMr. Wood moved, the Hon. Mr.
Alston seconding,
That in addition to the Returns moved for by the Hon. Mr. Alston with
respect to Public Schools, His Excellency be respectfully requested to order
a Return to be made of—
1. What (if any) provision has been made for the examination of Common
School Teachers, as well regarding efficiency as character;
2. What (if any) provision has been made for^ the visitation and inspection
of Common Schools;
3. What (it any) regulation has been made for due Returns being made of
the Receipts and Expenditure of Common Schools;
4. What (if any) Rules and Regulations have been made for the management and government of Common Schools;
5. What (if any) provision has been made for the establishment and election
of Local Boards;
6. What (if any) provision has been made Tor an Annual Report of the
Common Schools of British Columbia for the past year.
On the question being put it passed in the affirmative and was Resolved
accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Humphreys asked the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for information with regard to the result of the
Canadian Surveying party under Professor Bell, on the .line of the projected
Railway from the Dominion to British Columbia.
The Hon. the Chief Commissioner replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, the Hon Mr.
Drake seconding,
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to place hefore
this Council Returns of ihc number of Pre-emption Claims taken up during
the past and preceding year, and generally the locality thereof. 7aS MA&C1&
1870.
^J#On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
Accordingly.
On tbe Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. Carrall, relating to Fees for laying over Claims,
Ordered to be deferred till Wednesday week.
Pursuant to the Or&r of the day, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, the Hon. Mr.
Drake seconding, ^ „ i -,
That His Hellenev be respectfully requested to furnish Returns ot tlie
Export fitiring the pfest year (1869) from British Columbia.
On the question.being ptit it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. Hunyjhreys, relative to Enclosed Land,
Ordered that leave be granted to withdraw the same.
Motion withdrawn accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Drake asked leave to bring in a
County Court Amendment Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted..
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Humphreys asked the Magistrate
for Lillooet for information relating to the practice of Stipendiary Magistrates
'Sftithorizing the Sale of Stryclmioe to Indians.
The Hon. Mr. Sanders replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the** Hon. Mr. Humphreys moved, the Hon. Mr.
DeCosmos seconding,
That His Excellency be respectfully requested to furnish this Council with
Refcfens <J"f the Revenue collected in the Lillooet District, including Road
Tolls, Licences, Fines, Fees, &c.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Alston asked leave to bring in
Common Schools Amendment Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted.
Prfrsuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Ring moved, the Hon. Mr.
Wood seconding,
That a day be named by the President to consider the Petition of Alexander
Wa8§on.
The Hon. Mr. Alston moved, in amendment, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos
seconding,
That the consideration of Mr. Watson's Petition be referred to a Committee
of the whole Council.
.The Hon. Mr.^ Crease moved in amendment, the Hon. Mr.Bush by seconding,
That the consideration of the Petition of Alexander Watson be referred to
a Select Committee.
On the last amendment being put the Council divided.
Ayes 8, Noes 5.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
The Hon. the Presiding Member named the following Hon. Members:	
The Hon. Messrs. Ball, DeCosmos, Sanders, Robson, Ring.
Pursuant to the Order of the"' day, the Hon. Mr. Ring asked leave to bring in
Naiiaimo Incorporation Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted.
Pursuant to Order, the JLon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr. Humphreys
seconding, JK
That His Excellency be,respectfully requested to lay before the Council a
xeturn setting forth the amount of the respective Loans forming the funded
VV °" Jan.uaiXfirst> 1870, after deducting Sinking Fund; also the amount
ot the Bloating Debt at the same date; also the date at which the respective
JLoans will be payable.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
Then, onthe motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
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Wednesday, the 9th day of March, 1870.
The Council'met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Mi&
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, O'Reilly, Sanders
Bushby,   Ball,   Holbrook, Wood,   Ring, Alston,   DeCosmos,   Humphreys',
Barnard, Robson, Drake, Carrall, Pemberton, Helmcken, Dewdney. 1
The Minutes of previous Meeting read and confirmed. ^ *n
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos .spoke to a question of privilege, in reference to certain
statements which had appeared in the British Colonist "*"-
The Hon. Mr. Carrall presented the Petition of Peter Eddy.
Ordered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr.. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Drake gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Supply Bill, 1870, was read second time.
Ordered to be committed forthwith.
The Council went into Committee on the said Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Sanders, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete without amendment.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Supplemental Supply Bill was read second
time.
Ordered to be committed forthwith.
The Council went into Committee on the said Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Sanders, Chairman of the Committee, reported, the Bill complete without amendment.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Drake moved, the Hon. Mr.
DeCosmo^ seconding,
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to furnish this
Council with Returns of the total cost of the establishment and maintenance
of the Assay Office and Mint at New Westminster and Cariboo, from the commencement down to 31st December, 1869.
On the question being put it was carried im the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
Pursuant, to the Order of the day, the Medical Bill was read third time, and it was
Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be "The Medical Amendment
Ordinance, 1870."
Pursuant to Order, the Council took into consideration the subject of Confederation with the Dominion of Canada.
The lion, the Attorney General moved, the Hon. the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works seconding,
That this Council do now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to
take into consideration the Terms proposed for the Confederation of the Colony
of British Columbia with the Dominion of Canada in His Excellency the
Governor's Message to this Council.
The Hon. Mr. Drake moved in amendment, the Hon. Mr. Ring seconding,
That the question be postponed for six months.
Whereupon a debate arose, which having lasted some time,
The Hon. Mr. Trutch moved that the debate be adjoarned.
Ordered accordingly.
Debate adjourned till to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Attorney General, the Council adjourned till 1
o'clock to-morrow.
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tfbtesday, the 10th Say of Maft&i, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—^The   &on. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Crease, Hamley   Ball, -Sanders,
Bushby Alston, Wood,. Holbrook, DeCosmos, Drake, Helmcken,  Carrall,
Sunl|hreys, 'O'Reilly, Dewdney, Ring, Robson, Pemberton, Barnard.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read 'and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Holbrook gave notice of 2 motions.^
The Hon. Mr. Dewdney gave notice of motion.
"^tiV^tiiiit "tB^ihe xdi%rer of the day, the Supply Bill was read third time, af&r a
division of the Council.
Ayes 15, Noes 3.
And it was Resolved ffifet tlfe Bill do pass and its title be "An Ordinance
to appropriate the sum of $340,105-75, out of the General Revenufc of the
Colony, for the contingent service of the year 1870."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Supplemental Supply Bill was read thitfl
time, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass.and its title be'" An Ordinance
granting a Supplemental Supply of $201,585*04, out of the General Revenue
of the Colony of British Columbia and its Dependencies, for the eontingjSft
service of the years 1868-9 respective^."
PuiSiant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Drake moved, the Hon. Mr.
Robson seconding, and it was Resolved,
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, requesting that the
Real Estate Tax Lists for Vancouver Island be deposited in the office of the
Jlegistrar General of Titles for inspection.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Drake moved, the Hon. Mr.
Helmcken seconding,
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, requesting that
all ~!|ines, Fofieitures, and Penalties inflicted by any Magistrate or Ji/stice for
the infraction of any By-Law of the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria
shall be paid into the Treasury of the City.
y.       On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 16, Noes 2.
• So it passed in the affirmative, and was Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council resumed the adjourned debate on
the subject of Confederation with Canada, which having lasted some time
The Hon. Mr. Barnard moved that the debate be further adjourned till tomorrow.
Ordered to be adjourned accordingly.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Attorney General, the Council adjourned till
1 o'clock to-morrow.
Friday, the llth day of March, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary irf the Chair as Presiding Member.
The Minutes, of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Dewdney gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall gave notice of motion.
The Hon..Mr. DeCosmos spoke to a question of privilege, in reference to the re-
ports appearing in the British Colonist WVICTORLE.
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Pursuant to the Order of. the da#,,the Hon, MX Holbrook moved^the Hon. Mr.
Robson seconding,
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor, asking
that provision be: made so that the Currency of the Island and the Mainland
be assimilated by making the English Florin pass as a legal tender at the same
value as the American Half Dollar'piece.
On the question being put the Council divided..
Ayes 2, Noes 16.
So the Resolution was lost.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Holbrook moved, the Hon. Mr.
Barnard seconding, and it was Resolved,. \h
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, askingthat Tenders
be at once advertised for to find out the cost of removing the Sisters/ Rock,
below Yale.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Dewdney moved, the Hon. Mr.
Drake seconding, and Resolved,
That His Excellency be respectfully requested to lay before this Council
a copy of the instructions from the Secretary of State referred to in Governor
Seymour's Circular to Heads of Departments in Vancouver Island, dated 20th
November, 1866, whereby His Excellency was permitted to state that the reduction under Union would net fall exclusively on the Island Officials; also,
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that His Excellency may be pleased to inform this Council whether the Officers' Enabling Ordinance, 1867, which disabled the Officers of Vancouver
Island, was assented to by the late Governor, if so, the date when such assent
was given, and also all correspondence connected with the Officers' Enabling
Ordinance.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council resumed the adjourned debate on
the subject of Confederation with Canada, which having terminated,
The Hon. Mr. Drake asked leave to withdraw his motion.
Ordered that leave be granted.
Motion withdrawn accordingly.
The original motion of the Attorney General having been put it was carried
unanimously and Resolved,
That this Council do now resolve itself into Committee of the Whole to
'take into consideration the Terms proposed for the Confederation of the
Colony of British Columbia with the Dominion of Canada in His Excellency
the Governor's Message to this Council.
The Council wemHnto Committee accordingly.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported progress and asked leave to sit, again.
Ordered that leave be granted to sit again on Monday.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Helmcken, the Council adjourned^ill 1p.m.
on Monday next.
Monday, the 14th day of March,, 187Q.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamlsy, Ball, Bushby,
Sanders, O'Reilly, Wood, Robson, Pemberton, Drake, Carrall, Humphreys,
Alston, Ring, DeCosmos, Dewdney, Barnard, Holbrook, Helmcken.
The SdSnutes of the previous Meeting read and con^rmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, readj&s follows,;—
Message No. 5. A. Musgrave.
In compliance with the Resolutions passed by the Legislative Council on the
7th instant, the Governor forwards the following Returns*:—
A Return in reference to Public Schools.
A Return of Exports for 1869.
A Return of Revenue collected at Lillooet in 1869.
A Return of Public Loans and Floating Debt.
Government House,
14th March, 1870.
vtS&s Sessional Papers, No. 3, 4, 5. and 6. 28
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1870.
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A further Message from His Excellency, read as follows:—
Message No. 6. .   ^ . -      ,£ , A. Musgkave.
The Governor has received the Resolution of the Honourable Board of
Legislative Council asking him to lay before them a copy of the Instructions
from the Secretary of State referred to in Governor Seymour s Circular to me
Heads of Departments of Vancouver Island, dated the 20th November, 18bb,
whereby His Excellency was permitted to state that the reduction under Union \
would not fall exclusively on Island Officials; and also that the Governor may
be pleased to inform the Council whether the Officers'Enabling Ordinance,
1867, which disabled the Officers of Vancouver Island, was assented to Dy tne
late Governor; and if so, the date when such assent was given; and also ail
correspondence connected with the Officers' Enabling Ordinance. In reply,
' the Governor has the honour to acquaint the Council that he is not aware ot
any precedent which would justify him in communicating to the Council confidential instructions whic|<may have been issued by Her Majesty's Governr
ment to the Governor's*predecessors in matters entirely relating to Executive
functions.
The Bill referred to by the Council as the Officers' Enabling Ordinance,
1867, was not assented to by the Governor's predecessor, as is obvious from
the fact that it is not included among the Ordinances of the Colony, and the
Governor is not aware of any correspondence on the subject.
Government House,
14th March, 1870.
A further Message, read as follows:—
Message No. 7. A. Musgrave.
The Governor has had,under consideration the Resolution transmitted to
him by the Honourable Board of Council, recommending him to take measures
to secure the continuance of Telegraphic services between Victoria and Cariboo during the present year, and if provision cannot be made for this service
from existing sources of Revenue to send down to the Council a Bill imposing
an additional Customs Revenue to meet the expenditure that such Telegraphic
service may require.
The Council is aware that the Estimates of Revenue for the current year,
after provision for the appropriations which have already been made, do not
shew any funds applicable to the proposed object. The Governor, therefore,
in accordance with the recommendation of the Council, submits a Bill imposing for one year an addition of two per cent, upon the amount of duties at
present raised under the Customs Tariff. The Governor wishes it to be understood that this Bill is presented to the Council in deference to its own wishes
expressed to him.
£ Government House,
14th March, 1870.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Resolution sent down by the Governor embodying Terms for Confederation with the
Dominion of Canada.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported that the Committee suggested the adoption
of the following portion of the Resolution sent down by"His Excellency, embracing the Terms of Confederation with Canada, and sent in a Recommendation to His Excellency on certain points of such Resolution. The Chairman
also asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow, and that the Report be ado> -
ed as follows, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos dissentiente to Sections 2 and 3:—
Resolved, That it is expedient that the Colony of British Columbia should
be Confederated with Canada, on the following Terms and Conditions, that is
to .say:—
1. Canada ahall.be liable for the Debts and Liabilities of British Columbia existing
at the time of Union. &**«
2. The population of British Columbia shall, for the purpose of financial arrangements, he estimated at 120,000. British Columbia not having incurred debts equal
to those of other Provinces now constituting the Dominion, shall be entitled to receive, by half-yearly payments in advance from the General Government, Interest
at the rate of 5 per centum per annum on the difference between the actual amount
ot its indebtedness at the date of "Union and the proportion of the Public Debt \>f
Canada for 120,000 of the population of Canada at the time of Union. •
3. The following sums shall be annually paid by Canada to British Columbia for
the support of the Local Government and Legislature, to wit:—
■ 33° VICTORIA. 16th MARCH. ^9
An Annual Grant of $85,000, and a further sum equal to 80 cents a head per annum of the population of British Columbia, being estimated as aforesaid at 120,000,
such .grant equal to 80 cents a head to be augmented according to the increase of
population, when .such may be shewn, until the population amounts to 400,000, at
which rate such grant shall thereafter remain.
Recommendation.
Resolved, That   His  Excellency be   respectfully requested to strike out
r"$35,000," in  Section 3, and insert in lieu thereof "$75,000," and that in
Section 3, the population shall be " 1,000,000" instead of " 400,000.".
The Hon. Mr. Drake moved the adjournment till 1 on Wednesday.
The Hon. Mr. Robson, in amendment, till 1 to-morrow.
On the amendment being put the Council divided.
Ayes 6, Noes 13.
So the amendment was lost, and the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock on
Wednesday.
Wednesday, the 16th day of March, 187&|
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. Mr. Crease, being the Senior MSBaber present in order of
precedence, took the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Ball, Bushby, O'Reilly,
Sanders, Dewdney, Pemberton, Ring, Alston, DeCosmos, Helmcken, Robson,
Humphreys, Carrall, Holbrook, Wood.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting were read, amended, and confirmed.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary entered the Council Chamber while the
Minutes were being read, and took the Chair as Presiding Member.
The Hon. Mr. Holbrook gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Dewdney gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Resolution relative to Confederation.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported that Sections of the Resolution had been
passed as follows:—
4. The Dominion shall guarantee interest at the rate of 5 per centum per annum
on.such sum, not exceeding. £100,000, as may be required for the construction of a
first class Graving Dock at Esquimalt.
5. In addition to other provisions of this Resolution, Canada shall assume and
defray the charges of the following Services.
a. Salary and Allowances of the Lieutenant Governor;
b. Salaries and Allowances of the Judges and Officers of the Supreme Court, and
of the County Courts;
c. The charges in respect to the Department of Customs;
d. The Postal Department;
e. Lighthouses, Buoys, Beacons, and Lightships, and such further charges as may
be incident to and connected with the services which by the " British North America
Act, 1867," appertain to the General Government, and as are or may be allowed to
the other Provinces.
6. Suitable Pensions, such as shall.be approved of by Her Majesty's Government,
shall be provided by the Government of the Dominion for those of Her Majesty's
Servants in the Colony, whose position and emoluments derived therefrom would
be affected by political changes on the admission of this Colony into the Dominion
of Canada.
7. The Dominion Government" shall supply an efficient and regular fortnightly
Steam Communication between Victoria and San Francisco by Steamers adapted
and giving facilities for the conveyance of passengers and cargo.
With the following Recommendation, That His Excellency be respectfully
requested toinsert the word "Pensions" after "Allowances" in Subdivision bb
Section 5., and asked leave to sit again.
Ordered that the report be adopted, and leave granted to sit again to-morrow.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys moved that the Standing Orders be suspended.
Ordered accordingly.
The H^n. Member gave notice of motion.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1p.m.
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1870
Thursday, the 17th day of March, 1870.
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4« ;tf00cK-C6unearmet at 1 o'clock pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Pretext,—The Hon. MesSM Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Ball,
Sanded O'Re'%, Walkem, Pemberton, Alston, Wood, Holbrook, Ring,
DeCosmos, Humphreys, Robson, Dewdney, Carrall, Drake.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on  the Confederation Resolution.
''On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported that Sections of the Resolution  had been
passed as follows, with recommendations, and asked leave to sit again:—
8. Inasmuch as no"real Union can sutftiMbetween this Colony and Canada without the speedy establishment of communication across the Rocky Mountains by
Coach Road and Railway, the Dominion shall, within three years from the date of
Union, construct atiff open for traffic such Coach Road from some point on the line
of fthe Main Trunk Road of this Colony to Fort Garry, of similar character to the
saia MainTftink Road; and shall further engage to use all means in her power to
complete such Railway communication at the earliest practicable date; and that
Sftt$eys to determine the proper line for such Railway shall be at once commencedl;
and that a sum of not less than One Million Doll&f?_sc shall be expended, in every year,
from and after Three years from the date of Union,, in actually constructing the initial sections of such Railway from the Seaboard of British Columbia, to connect
Wi*tjta>he Railway system of Canada.
9. The Dominion shall erect and. maintain, at Victoria, a Marine Hospital, and a
Lunatic Asylum, either attached to the Hospital, or separate,, as xo#y be considered
most convenient.
The Dominion shall also erect and maintain a Penitentiary, or other principal
Prison, at such place in the Colony as- she may consider most suitable for that
purpose.
10. Efficient Coast Mail Steam Service, in connection with thja Post Offiqe^hall
Be esrablMiea and maihtamed by the Government of the Dominion, between Victoria
#nd. New Westminster, Nanaimo,. and such other places as may. require such services.
11. Wfl&tever encoural^iem^nt, advantages, and protection are afforded by the
'BkSflnk& Government to the Fisheries of any of its Provinces, shall be extended in
similar proportion to British Columbia, according to its requirements for the time
o
rotei:m|£
19
fJBaMah Columbia shall participate, in fair proportion, in any measure
»e adopted, and Funds which may be appropriated by the Dominion,
S WJ
for
ich
the
Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor b<
-itigert the words "and maintain," after "traffic," an
may b
encouragement of Imxm&gratio®
Recommendations.
>e respectfully requested to
and the word "and," between
"construct" and ''open," be left out.
Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to
alter Clause 8, iu such manner that the Section of the Main Trunk Road lyino-
Between Yale and New Westminster, may be included in the Coach jRoad
wMchoMie Dominion Government is to be asked to construct within 3 years
from the date of Union.
Ordered that the Report be? adopted.
Leatfe having been granted to the Committee to sit
question being put as to when leave should be granted,
Tte# Hon. Mr. Trtartch moved that leave be granted at once.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Apes 10, Noes 7.
The na;mes, on request, being taken down as follows:—
again,
&nd on the
Ayes.
The Hon. Messrs. Trutch,
Ball,
Barnard,
Roroon,
Helmcken^
Carrall,
Alston,
Pemberton,
•Bushby,
Crease.
Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. O'Reilly,
Brake,
DeCosmos,
Humphreys,
Wood,
Bing.
CD
Hamley. 33° VICTORIA. BBTHiMABSB. ,-31
So the.motion was pasaefd in\1to affirmativ»*iftiiJ. it was O^wd tb&tlleav
be granted to sit again at once.
On the question being put "That Ldoji&tye &e iQh*ir,''*the «£tounGii again
divided. °
Ayes 9, Noes 7.
The names, on request, were taken down as follows :-*-
Ayes. .-Moes.
The Hon. Messrs. Trutch, The Hon. Messrs. O'Reilly,
Barred, Sanders,
Robson, Drake,
Helmcken, Humphreys,
Car ray, tBg9$ W>s,
Alston, wooa,
Pemberton, Mi&&$$
Bushby,
Crease.
£3o it passed in the affirmative and the Ooiindft-wentatgain itf*o GomsMttee.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, thelHon.[Mr. (B§Si^3hair-
nian^ of the Committee, reported that the Committee Jhad passed,ra further
Section of the Resolution as follows, with Recommendations, and a%ked leave
to sit again i—
13. .British Columbia shall be entitled to be represented in the Senate by Foifr
^Members, and by Eight Members in the House of Commons, until the^y^-18    ;%ild
thereafter the representation in the Senate- an4$he Hofliff^/of Commons,shall be increased-subject to the. pro visions of the " Brj^ish North AmffW^A^jlfiy."
Recommendations, , m"
That His Excellency be respectfully recommended to insert the figures "91"
after the figures "18."
That His Excellency be respectfully rec^jnended to-add at the end of
Clause 13, the following words:—
Provided, howevfer, that the number ofMsrafeors of the Senate $hallrjney$r
be reduced below the number of 4, and the number of the^M^pabeyg-of the
House of Commons, bplbw therfaumber of 8.
Ordered that the Report be adopteji^and leave ^r.ante^^^^#%to-iiiprrow.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. ]y£j\ Ti&teh, the Council adjourn%drj|(ljl o'clock
to-morrow.
i ' UJiUl   C5.W
Fr\d&y, the Iftth day ofJ^arc^^TO.
1 The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders,
Ball, O'Reilly, Pemberton, Wood, Alston, Holbrook, Walkem, DeCosmos,
Humphreys, Carrall, Helmcken, Robson, Barnard, Drake, Ring, Dewdney.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Bfon. -Mr. Wood gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Alston gave notice of motion.
The Hon. the Attorney General gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Wood rose to speak to a question of privilege, in regard to report of
debate as appearing in the British Colonist.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Confederation Resolution.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported that the Commitee had passed^Sefc&on 14 as
follows, and asked leave to sit again:—
14. The Union shall take effect on such day as Her Md^ty by Order m Council
(on an Address to that effect, in terms of the 146th Section of ,<The British North'
America Act, 1867,") i^ay direct ;-and British Columbia may, in such Address,
specify the Districts, Counties, or Divisions, if any, for which any of the Four
Senators to whom the G<sxk>ny shall be entitled shall be named—the Electoral Districts for.which—and the time within which the first Election of Members to serve
in the'House of Commons shall take place. -^     *
Ordered-that the Report be adopted and leave granted to the Committae-to
sit again on Monday. A§2
22tfi> MARCH.
71870
The Hon. Mr. M'Ske moved that the Standing Orders be suspended.
•^.,•'.''    Ordered accordingly.
;Sa  The Hoifr Member gave notice of motion.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
on Monday next.
/- - . d*t( I
Monday, the 21st day of March, 1870,
<e The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders,
Ball, Walkem, Ring, Alston, DeCosmos, Humphreys, Robson, Barnard, Wood,
Holbrook, Dewdney, Helmcken, Carrall,. O'Reilly, Pemberton, Drake.*
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 8. A. Mxtsokave.
In compliance with the Resolutions of the Legislative Council, of the 18th
February and 7th March, the Governor forwards a Return in reference to Road
Tax Collections in District No. 2.*
A Return of Pre-emptions in 1868-9.f
19     Government House,
21st March, 1870.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into ©Ommittee on the Confederation Resolution.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chair-
,;man of the Committee, reported that he was instructed to ask leave to sit
again.
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow, after a division on motion of
the Hon. Attorney General, That the Committee sit again at 7.30 this evening,
as follows:—
sr?m ' Ayes 6, Noes 14. g:£; •
The names, on request, being taken down by the Clerk as follows:—
Ayes.
The Hon. Messrs. Trutch,
Holbrook,
Barnard,
Helmcken,
Carrall,
Crease.
Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. O'Reilly,
Sanders,
Ball,
Dewdney,
Robson,
Ring.
Humphreys,
DeCosmos,
Alston,
Wood,
Pemberton.
Bushby,
Drake,
Hamley.
The Hon. Mr. Robson moved that the Standing Orders be suspended to enable
him to give notice of motion.
Motion negatived.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
\8 i   to-morrow.
Tuesday, the 22nd day of March, 1870,
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding: Member.
*See Sessional Papers, No. 7.
fSee Sessional Papers, No. 8. U° VICTORIA. -tig™ march.
S3
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Ball,
Sanders, O'Reilly, Walkem, Pemberton, Alston, Wood, Holbrook, Ring,
DeCosmos, Humphreys, Robson, Dewdney, Carrall, Drake, Helmcken, Barnard.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken presented-the Petition of certainllmporters, of Victoria.
Ordered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Holbrook gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Confederation Resolution.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Ch ir, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chair-
. man of the Committee, reported that the Committee had passgjd the remaining Sections of the Resolution, as follows, and asked leave to .sit again :—
15. The Constitution of the Executive authority and of the Legislature of British
Columbia shall, subject to the provisions of "The British North America Act, 1867,"
continue as existing at the time of Union, until altered under the authority of the
said Act.
16. The provisions in "The British North America Act, 1867," shall (except those
^narts thereof which are in terms made, or by reasonable intendment may be held
to 1 e specially applicable to and only affect one and not we whole of the Provinces
now comprising the Dominion, and except so far as the same may be varied by this
Resolution) be applicable to British Coluri£hia in the same way and to the like extent as they apply to the other Provinces of the Dominion,1 &ft'd as if the Colony of
British Columbia had been one of the Provinces originally united by the said Act.
With reference to Defences:—
a. That it ^h^ll be an understanding wifh the Dominion, that their influence will
be used to the fullest extent to procure the continued maintenance of tt$ Naval
Station at Esquimalt.
b. Encouragement to be given to develop the efficiency and organization of the
Yolunteer Force in British Columbia.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and that leave be granted to the Committee to sit again to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Attorney General, the Council adjourned till
1 o'clock to-morrow.
Wednesday, the 23rd day of March, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders,
Ball O'Reilly, Wood, Dewdney, Helmcken, Holbrook, Ring, DeCosmos,
Humphreys, Robson, Carrall, Alston, Drake, Barnard, Pemberton, Walkem.
. The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Cgn-
''rfederation Resolution. i .
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. .ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported the following Resolution tor the adoptiou of
the Council, and asked leave to sit again:—
Resolved, That it is highly desirable that the Agricultural, Horticultural,
Orchard, and Dairy interests of British Columbia should be protected.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and leave granted to the Committee to
sit again to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
to-morrow. 34
25th MARCH. 187°
Thursday, the 24th day of March, 1870,
The Council met at 1 o'clock pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon.'the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders, Dewdney,
Ball, O'Reilly, Pemberton, Wood, Alston, Holbrook, Walkem, DeOosmo |
Humphreys, Carrall, Helmcken, Robson, Barnard, Drake, Ring.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Confederation Resolution.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported the following Resolutions for the adoption of
the Council, and asked leave to sit again.
Resolved, That in the opinion of this Council it is advisable that after Union
Foreign Manufactured Articles in which a trade can be carried on with neighbouring Countries should be admitted into British Columbia at a low or nom-
inafrate of duty, arid1 generally that the Tariff should be made suitable to the
Commercial requirements and conditions of British Columbia.
Resolved, That in the opinion of this Council, the Duties of Excise levied
upon Malsters and Brewers under and by virtue of the Excise Laws of Canada
would be detrimental if made applicable to British Columbia. That His
Excellency be therefore earnestly requested to take such steps as he may deem
advisable to bring the same to the notice of the Canadian Government, and
further to take care that no Export Duties shall be charged on Spars exported
from British Columbia.
Resolved, That this Council respectfully represent to His Excellency the
Governor that in negotiating the Terms of Union of British Columbia with
Canada, it is of the first importance to point out to the Government of that
Dominion, that the circumstances of this Colony are in many respects so different
from those of the Eastern Provinces, that the application of the present Canadian Tariff to this Colony, while reducing the aggregate burthen of taxation,
would injuriously affect the Agricultural and Commercial interests of this
Community; and that it be therefore urgently impressed upon that Government, that it is absolutely necessary to our well-being under Confederation,
that special rates of Customs Duties and special Customs Regulations be arranged for the Colony, in such manner as may be found practically most
advisable, so as to secure, while our requirements in this respect remain as at
present, an equal measure of protection to our Agricultural Products and of
facility to our Commerce as are provided under the existing; British Columbia
Tariff.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and leave granted to sit again to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Attorney General, the Council adjcurned till 1
o'clock to-morrow.
Friday, the 25th day of March, 1870
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The   Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Hamley, Ball, Sanders, Walkem
Bushby,  Alston, Wood, Holbrook, DeCosmos, Drake, Humphreys, Carrall'
O'Reilly, Dewdney, Ring, Robson, Pemberton, Barnard.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved that the Standing Orders be suspended to
enable him to introduce a Bill.
Standing Orders suspended accordingly.
The Hon. Member introduced theiCoftrts Jurisdiction Bill.
Ordered to be read first time.
Read first time according^. 33° VICTORIA. 25th MARCH. 35
Standing Orders suspended to enable the Bill to be read second time.
Read second time accordingly.
Ordered to be committed at once.
The Council went into Committee accordingly on the said Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time presently.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Resolutions-relative to Confederation.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported the following Resolutions for the adoption
of the Council.
On the question being.put it was Resolved,
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, recommending
that the Dominion Government shall be requested to cause a Geological Survey of British Columbia to be made; such Survey to be commenced within,
one year after its admission into Union.
On the following Resolution being put,
That Canada shall purchase the Territory of Alaska and the State of^Maine
from the United States,
The Council divided.
Ayes 7, Noes 13.
So the Resolution was lost.
On the following Resolution being put:—*
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully requested to insert in
the Terms of Confederation to be proposed to Canada, some such Clause as
the following::—
CD ^^
All Public Works and Property of British Columbia at the time of^admission to belong to British Columbia, except such Public Works and Property
as shall properly belong to the Dominion under the " British North Arugricat
Act, 1867," and such portion of the Main-Trunk Road through British Columbia, or other Roads then constructed, as may be necessary to complete a continuous line of Coach Road from a point at or below Yale to a poin(t) at the
foot of the Eastern Slope of the Rocky Mountains, and that the same shall be
free of Toll of every kind whatsoever,
The Council divided.
Ayes 14, Noes 6.
So it passed in the affirmative, and was Resolved accordingly.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Messaqe No. 9. A. Musgrave.
oft     Mi
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented, on
behalf of Her Majesty,,to a Bill entitled "An Ordinance granting a Suppje^
mental Supply of $201,585-04, out of the General Revenue of the Colony of
British Columbia and its Dependencies, for the contingent service of the years
1868-9 respectively."
Government House,
24th March, 1870.
A further Message from His Excellency, read as follows :—
Message No. 10. { .   < A. Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented, on
behalf of Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to appropriate the
sum of $340,105-75, out of the General Revenue of the Colony, for the contingent service of the year 1870:"
Government House, [ 0,
24th March, 1870.
A further Message, read as follows:—
Message No. 11. A. Musgrave.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented, on
behalf of Her Majesty, to a Bixl entitled "An Ordinance respecting Practitioners in Medicine and Surgery."
Government House,
24th March, 1870.
The Hon. Mr. Barnard moved that the Standing Orders be suspended.
Ordered accordingly. \ .
The Hon. Member gave notice of motion. :B*
28th MAECH
1870
Then, ofl:the motion of the Hon. Mr. Crease, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
on Monday next.
fMonday, the 28th day of March, 1870
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Ei-esent^The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Hamley, Ball, Busl%, Walkem,
Sanders, O'Reilly,'Wood, Robson, Pemberton, Drake, Humphreys, Alston,
Ring, DeCosmos, Barnard, Holbrook, Helmcken.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
Tie Hon. Mr. DeCosmos presented the Petition of certain Farmers of Vancouver
Island.
^Qrdered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to be printed and lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken presented the Petition of P. Cadell.
Ordered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
l%e Etffo. Mr. Helm^ien presented the Petition of certain Colonics in reference
to Registration Bill.*
Ordered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to be printed and lie on the twfifi?'
The BPdn. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice 6!P 2 moticftis.
The Hon. MK-Alston gave notice of motioft?1
**ffO') s'fO*' ■ \' TFIWff    '   *    "fV «        i f*f "ipfT/"^*\ \ I '
Otftfi© Ord& of the 4^y being're^ad for the thinrdftrfeading of the Supreme Court
The Hon. the Attorney General moved that4he Bill be recommitted.
Ordered accordingly.
The Council went into Committee again on the Bill.
On the Residing Member i&sumiiag the Chanir, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported that the Bill had been amended and was now
complete.
.^Viy$pIM|$ort adopted.
Ordered to be read third time presently.
Pursuant W.Vke Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. ttfumphrej-s asked the Hon. the
Owtarney General,—If Farmed who sell thelb own produce are ccfeipelled to
%t$s& {flit a Licence to do so?
The Hon the Attorney General replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Barnard moved, the Hon. Mr.
Humphreys seconding,
That the Report orthe Select Committee on Road T#Hs be taken1^ ast^e
first Order of the day to-morrow.
Resolved accordingly.
On the Order of the day being read for the fiWt reading of the Customs Duty Bill,
The Hon. Mr. "Helmcken moved, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos seconding
That-this Bill be read first time this day six months.
The Hon. Mr. Alston moved, in amendment, the Hon. Mr. Wal'Kj&n second
iag,
That the Bill be referred to a Select GeTMrrittee for their report th-erita'iaM
generally to devise the best means for maintaining the Interior Xelejminhie
. system. ' ®   r
On the amendment being put the Cotticil divided.
AfoMS, iVtf&M.
So it passed in the affirmative and was 6V^3'fvM^ccordiflgly
The Hon. the Presiding Member named the fa&K*in^ Hon. Members•—
Ihe Hon. Messrs. Trutch, Helmcken, Hamley,UM^ton, Bernard.
The Hop Mr, Heln^W havdng exceed iimself, (the Preside Meml
named the Hdn. Mr. Drake in his stead: *
rar
* See Se^idiml^aipers^IlbW/
UOJ.X 33°iVICTORLzE. 29ra MARCH.
m
On the Order of the dayrbeing read for a motion standing in the nam& G&thesHon.
Mr. Dewdneyjb;
ThelHon. Mr. Carrall moved that the con'siderktion of the Petition of Peter
Eddy do stand as Abe fifist Order on Wednesday.
Ordered accordingly. \fyf
Leave was then given to the Hen. Mr. Dewdney to bring ihj&Biiiifegu&ting
the runn&fig at large of Bulls and Entire Homes.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Holbrook moyed, the Hon. Mr.
Robson seconding,
That an address be presented to His Excellency, asking ;t^at provision be
mn V in some way for preventing parties set|ipg fire to the woods in the
neighbourhood of^aw Mills during d^ months of the year.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly. g
- ni bQiiiiiBP        dti
Pursuit to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Wood moved, the Hon. Mr.
Rim>; seeonufng,
That Hjs Excellency be^egpectfully reqttegt|edJ;o recommend the Imperial
Government to p.- ovyte, by such means a£r may he deemei.g^[iostad.visable, for
the.^^ment^-f±h^ Judge $g§t Registrar of the Vi^TAdiniralty ,Coijr£ of>British
Columbia* by Salarv and not by Fees.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, in amendment* Ahe Hon. Mr. Humphreys
seconding;,
That the Judge and Officers of the Supreme Court, except the Sheriff,'discharge the duties of Admiralty Judge and Officers,-without additional Salary,
and that the Fees taken be paid into the TVWmry.
On the amendment being put the Council divided.
Ayes 3, Noes 12.
So the amendment was lost.
On the original question being put the Ctaune^ again divided.
Ayes 13, Noes 2.
So it was carried in the affirmative an'd Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of ihe (lay, the School BjJJr>va.s read fir^time.
Ordered to be read^jecond time on Monday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Dewclney asked leave to bring
in Game Bill.   m .,,.., £§
On the question being put The Council divided.
Ayes 12, Noes.2. ^fa
So itrp^ssed in the affirmative and Ordered tha^tJfeave ,he grg.jj.ted tojbrlngin
the said Bill.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Supreme Court Bill was read third time,
l°aM it was Kesolved that this Bill do pass and its title be "xne^oumunril-
''ifictio^rdinance, 1870."
TlJgS, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Crease, the CoufiSil a^<^nedlMdl o'clock
to-morifbw.
teal/©     hti&
ismm
Tuesday, the 29th day of March/487<^
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present — ThsfHon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders, O'Reilly,
I Ball, WnMem, Ring, Alston, DeCosmos, Humphj^fs, Robson, Barnard, Wood,
Holbrook, Dewdney, Carrall, Drake.
vff      'O5
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and ^nfirmed.
*3?b§*on. Mr. Barnard gave notice of motion.   I ^^^M^^^l !>
The Hon. Mr. Ring gStfeT'notice of 2 motions^
Birsuant to the Order of the^^the Council took into consideration the Report
of the Select Committee on the Road Tolls. ig%el
^TKeTTon. Mr, Barnard moved, the Hon. Mr. H^rook seconding^
That the Report of the Select Q(pmjjaitttee on %^jfe%>^ u^er c011sl(i- 38
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1870
eration be adopted, with the exception of that portion which relates to the
removal of the Toll-gate at Clinton to Soda Creek; and that a respectful
><Mdrese;be presented to His Excellency the Governor, asking that a Bill may be
sent down, during this Session, for the purpose of assimilating the laws under
which the Road 'tolls are now collected, with the object of carrying out tne
Jflcfecommendation of the Committee. n
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys moved, in amendment, the Hon. Mr. UeOosmos
seconding, ,     TT      ,,   ^, -.,
That tEe following words be added at the end of the Hon. Mr. Barnard s
Resolution:—"and that, in the opinion of this Council, it is expedient to amend
the R#Td Tolls Ordinance,' so as to allow Home-grown Flour, Bran, and Shorts
to pass d«e Roads Free of Tolls; and that His Excellency the Governor
be respectfully requested to send down a Bill for that purpose."
bo-r ^q fee amendment being being putfthe Council divided.
Ayes 14, Noes 3.
So. it was carried in the affirmative. . &
On the original question as amended being put, the Council again divided.
'.'*     Ayes, 14, Noes 3.
Tn¥names, on'request, being taken down by the Clerk as follows:—
Ayes.     ' %£, "    Mes.
The Hon. Mfessrs. O'Reilly, The Hon. Messrs. Pemberton,
Sanders, Hamley,
Ball, Crease.
Alston,
Walkem
gj| i§M   |« Dewdnev
Barnard,'
•Robson,
Drake,
Carrall *&&$■$
y^M §f$||      Holbrook tN^H   K>Wfe^5
Mxi'       Humphreys, ., -|*
l&iasbso    DeCosmos, ^M'
':-4 Ring.
The Hon. Messrs. Helmcken and Bushby not having vo+od. th8ir vote Was
counted in the affirmative, so the vote stood Ayes 16, Noes 3.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly
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The Hon. Mr. Drake moved that the Standing Orders be suspended to enable
him to present a Petition. € ?
Ordered accordingly.
The Hon. Member presented a Petition of the Victcria Fi?e Co.
Ordered to be received, and to lie on the table.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council took into consideration the Report
of the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the Petition of the School
Teachers.
The Hon. the Attorney General moved, the Hon. Mr. Hamley seconding,
That the Report of the Select Committee on the arrears payable to Common
School Teachers be adopted, with the exception of the recommendation oi the
claims of the Superintendent and Mr. Harrison.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 8, Noes 5.
The names, on request, were taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Crease, The Hon. Messrs. Robson,
Hamley, DeCosmos,
Bushby, Wood,
Holbrook, Pemberton,
Ja]1> Drake.
banders,
"'£ O'Reilly,
Dewdney.
The Hon. Mr. Alston not having voted was counted in the affirmative, so
the vote stood Ayes 9, Noes 5, and the Resolution was carried.
PUTpntrol t wwi ? 1 *S *ay' ^e Hon' M ^Cosmos asked the Attorney
Geneial,-Whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce an Ordinance this Session, to prevent our Coasting Trade being thrown open to
Foreign Vessels, under the operation of a recent Imperial A& ? P
Ine Hon. the Attorney General replied. 33° VICTORLE. 30th MARCH. 0189
On the Order of the day being read for the Committal of the-riRegistration of
Titles Bill,
Ordered to be postponed till to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Crown
Grants Bill, ;~<
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported that he had been instructed to ask leave to
re-commit Clause 8 of the Bill, for the purpose of altering the same, and that
the Standing Orders might be suspended for that purpose.
Standing Orders suspended and leave granted.
The Council went again into Committee. .
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported that Clause 8 was still under consideration, and
asked leave to sit again. . .
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Crease, the Council adjourned till 1 p.m.
to-morrow.
Wednesday, the 30th day of March, 1870.
TheXDouncil met at 1 ^clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Walkem, Hamley, O'Reilly, Sanders,
Bushby, Ball, Holbrook, Wood, Ring, Alston, DeCosmos, Humphreys,
Barnard, Robson, Drake, Carrall, Pemberton, Helmcken, Dewdney.
The Minutes of previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Barnard gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council took into consideration the Petition
of Peter Eddy.
The Hon. Mr. Carrall moved, the Hon. Mr. Robson seconding,
That the Petition of Peter Eddy be referred to a Select Committee.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys moved in amendment,.the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos
seconding, 9**%
That the Petition of Peter Eddy be referred to a Committee of the whole
Council, and that the Petitioner be heard by Counsel at the Bar of the House.
The Hon. Mr. Ring moved in amendment, the Hon. Mr. Alston seconding,
That in the opinion of this Council it is necessary that a Court of Appeal be
constituted at the earliest practicable period, in order that Peter Eddy may
. have the opportunity of bringing his case before it.
The Hon. Mr. Drake moved in amendment, the Hon. Mr. Walkem seconding,
That the Petition of Peter Eddy be referred to His Excellency the Governor,
with a recommendation that he will take the same into his consideration, and
grant such relief as the nature of the case demands.
j On the last amendment being put the Council divided, Ayes 14, Noes 4.
So the last amendment was carried, and it was Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr.
Humphreys seconding,
That the Petition respecting Subsidies to Flour Mills be considered in Committee of the whole Council. , JHP1
On the question being put it passed in the affirmative and was Resolved
accordingly.
The Hon. Mr, DeCosmos moved that the Standing Orders be suspended to enable
^y&irn to gih notice of a motion he proposed moving in the said Committee ot
the whole Council.
Ordpred accordingly.
The:Hon. Sfe'mber gave notice of motion. no
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The Hon, l^jM-ake moved that the Standing Ordejrs be suspended to enable him
to call lip a Petition from the Victoria Fire Department.
Ordered accordingly.
Fetition called up. 1 , .. __.„_
TheAHon. Mr. Brake nioyM-the Hon; Mr. Helmcken seconding, ancf it was
That a/respectful address-he presented to §fs Excglte&cy, earnestly recom-
■^•endi^^'the Customs Duties on the Steam %e Engine belonging to me
[J^e^ke Co^pan^be remitted.
On the Order of the day being. ojea# for a motitoistondijBffiifi the name ot the Hon.
Mr. Barnard, relating to the. Sale of Town Lofe.at "Male,
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-ifa        flOSderfed tooBS postponed till Monday next^
b ftft^#<§tte9 F> fafioo'
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Ring as^ced leave to btflng in
Crown Costs Bill.
Ordered tt^at l^ave b$ granted and the Bill read firsrtitime this day week.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion on the subject of a Free Port,
standing in the name of the Hon. Mr. Ring,
Ordered to.be jpoatoonedLtill Mond^ next.r
On the Order of the daybeing read "for the Committal of the Registration of Titles
Ordered that the Crown Grants Bill be taken next in oraer.
Standing Ordefs suspended to enable the Hon. Mr. Ring to give notice of motion.
Notice given, accordingly.
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According to Or^r, the Council went ifijo Committee on the Crown G-n-nts Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Combsnifctee, reported the Bill now completei with amfei^ciigients.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time on Monday
next.
On the Order of the day beins; read for the Committal of ihe Registration of Titles
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Bill, and on the motion put "That I do now leave the Chair,'5
The H<ta. Mr. Dr&keimoved/rtfae Hon. Mr. Helinokenrgeeondiaag,        rxr^
That all words after "That," be left out, and the following words substituted,
"The Registration of Titles Bill be referred to a Select. Committee."
. On the amendment bfeing put the Council divided.
Ayes'5, Noes 14.
So the amendment was lost, and the Council went into Comr&ittee on the
said Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chkir, the Hon, Mr, Ball, Chairman of the Co'ihiaai<tIiee, reported that some?amendments wereanade, and asked
leave to sit again.
Ordered thafa leave be granted for Monday, and the Report be adopted.
Then,J;i>n the motion of the ]$m. Mr. Crease, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
> *8ji' Monday next.
Monday, the 4th day of April, 1870,
JPshglCouncirmiet at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon.   Mr.   Crease,  being the   Senior Member present in orde    H
precedence, took the Chair as Presiding Member.
^£Sg*t,—The Hon. Messrs. Crease, Trutch, Hartley, Ball, Bushbv O'Reilly
Sandejs, Dewdney, Ring, DeCosmos, ^Jmcken, Robson, Carrall, Barnard
Humphreys. >
The Minutes of the previ^i^^tipg.^^read and confirmed. 33° VICTORIA. 4th APRIL.
41
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 12. ,:       '" /V^-^a^B
The Governor has received the Resolution of the Council embodying the proposed Terms of Union with the Dominion of Canada, with certain modifications
and additions suggested as expedient by the Honourable Board. These shall
be presented for the consideration of the Government of Canada, and the
Governor proposes to the Council that he should be authorized to make provision for the necessary expenses of a Delegation, to be composed of Three
Members of the Council, whom the Governor desires to send to Ottawa for the
purpose of submitting the proposed Terms, with the necessary explanations, to
the Government of Canada.,
Government House,
4th April, 1870.
The Hon. the Chief Commissioner moved, That the Message be considered
in Committee of the Whole Council on Wednesday, and that the Message be
printed.
Ordered accordingly.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken presented the Petition of certain Inhabitants of Victoria,
in connection with ownership of Vessels.
Ordered to be printed and lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Barnard gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Alston gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Robson gave notice of 3 motions.
On the Order of the day being read for the third reading of the Crown Grants
Bill,
Ordered to be postponed till later in the dajfc.iL
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the School Bill,
Ordered to be postponed till presently.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. Humphreys,
The Hon. Member asked leave to withdraw the same.
Ordered that leave be granted.
Motion withdrawn accordingly.
•
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr, DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr
Humphreys seconding, and Resolved, nem. con.
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor,
praying that enquiry be made into the amount assessed under the | Road
Ordinance, 1869," against Shareholders of Companies and Partners in Firms,
owning land and doing business within the Colony, as there are reasons to
conclude that a very large sum of money has not been assessed either in 1869
or 1870, against some of the said Shareholders and Partners.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Ring moved, the Hon. Mr.
Alston seconding, and it was Resolved, nem. con.,
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency the Governor,
informing him that, in the opinion of this Council, the establishment of a local
Court of Appeal is imperatively called for.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Crown Grants Bill was read third time, and
it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be "The Crown Grants
Ordinance, 1870."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee to consider the
Petition in reference to subsidizing Flour Mills,
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported the following Resolution for the adoption of
the Council, # .
That this Council, after having had under consideration the Petition respecting the granting of Subsidies to Flour Mills, is of opinion that it is expedient
to encourage the manufacture of Flour from home-grown wheat, and would
respectfully recommend to His Excellency the Governor:— 
5th APRIL. 1870

1. That Proclamation be made in the Government Gazette to the effect that
if «iy owner of a Flour Mill in Victoria, New Westminste^Saanich, Cowichan, or Comox, shall prove to the satisfaction of the Governor that he has
in any one year manufactured 500 babels of.good mei^hantable Flop, trom
wheat grown in the Colony, such Millowner shall be entitled to receive from
the Government $500. m b&pita Aj 1
2.1That the proposed Subsidies shall, if the conditions be complied with, be
conlmiM for three years from the date of proclamation.
 this Council pledges itself to make good any sum of money that may
V&ssued by His Excellency the Governor, in accordance with the foregoing
recommendation. y n[silt
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 8, Noes 7.
The names, on request, were taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Robson, • The Hon. Messrs^Hamley,
DeCosmoi rj$rutch>
' Wood, Bushby,
Alston, Pembertdn,
Ring, Ball,
Humphreys, Barnard,
Sanders, Dewdney.
Drake.
50 it passed in the affirmative and was Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Barnard asked the Postmaster
General,—Whether steps (have been taken to secure to the Settlers in the
Okanagan Valley, and vicinity, the Mail Communication recommended by
this Council:
51 Hon. Mr. Bushby replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Barnard asked the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,—Whether it is the intention of the Govern-
m^j^-Jg^educe the pgiee at which Town Lots in Yale are, held by the Govern-
nient? Also, as to whether therejis anything to prevent the Government from
surveying and laying out Lots on the River front of Front Street in that town,
andx)J|ejj^g9the §arne for sale ?
The"Hon/Mr.' Trutch replied.
On the Order of theday being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. Ring,
Ordered to be postponed till Thursday next.
' Putfsuan1?to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Registration Bill,
• On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chair-
vjfo§an of the Committee, reported that the Bill had been further considered,
and disked leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow.
" Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Helmcken, the Council adjourned till 1
o'clock to-morrow.
Tuesday, the 5th day of April, 1870.
thtii
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pkr&uant to adjournment.
The Hon.   Mr.   Create,  being the   Senior Member present in order of
precedence, took the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Ball, Bushby, O^leilly,
|&nders, Ring, DeCosmos, Helmcken, Robson, Carrall, Pemberton, Alston,
Humphrey^,TfWood, Df¥ke.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting were read and confirmed.
^he Hon. Mr. DeCosmos presented the Petition of the Inhabitants of Cowichan.
Ordered to be read.   Read accordingly.
Om|^ to lie on the table.
Th^Ew.^fS)yake-xgave notice of 3 motions.
The Hon. JM^ Barnard gay^- not&Sx&f mHfron.
The Hon. Mr. Dewdney gave notice of motion. 33° VICTORIA.
6th APRIL.
43
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Registration Bill. &
On the presiding] Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported considerable progress,1 and asked leave to sit
again.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and that leave be granted to the Committee to sit again to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Alston a^ked leave to brine: in
Bill of Sales Bill. * s
Ordered that leave be granted, and the Bill now read first time.
Read first time accordingly. r
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Ordered to be read second time on Monday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Robson asked the Postmaster
General,—Whether the provisions of the Postal Convention betwjen  this
Colony and the United States, referred to in His Excellency's opening Message,
have come into operation; and if not, why ?
The Hon. Mr. Bushby replied.
On the Order of the day being read for the consideration of the Derby Settlers'
Petition,
The Hon. Mr. Robson moved that the said Petition be considered in Committee of the Whole Council.
The Council went into Committee accordingly.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Sanders, Chairman of the Committee, reported that he had been instructed to ask leave to
sit again. '^L^L^a
Ordered that leave be granted to sit d^ain on Thursday.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Helmcken, the Council adjourned till 1 p.m.
to-morrow.
Wednesday, the 6th day of April, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, piuftuant to adjournment;
The Hon. the Attorney General being the Se^jpr Member present in order
of precedence, took the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Sande^ .O'Reilly,
Ball, Wood, Dewdney, Helmcken, Ring, DeCosmos, Alston Humphreys,
Robson, Drake, Barnard, Pemberton.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed, f-jfl
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken gave notice of 2 motions.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmoScgave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr-jTrutch gave notice of motion.
$&&
The Hon. Mr. Dewdney, Chairman of the Select Committee on the Customs Duty
1 Biff/and as to providing means for nifgntaining the Interior Telegraphic system, brought up a Repor^,
Ordered to be read.    Read aloud by the Clerk as follows:—
Tour Committee is of opinion that it is of great importance to maintain the
Telegraphic system through the Interior of the Colony, but the mode proposed
of raising the funds necessary for that purpose, viz.: $8,000, is, in the opinion
of the majority of your Committee, inadvisable in the present state of business
in the Colony. r
Tour Committee, therefore, beg respectfully to suggest as a better and more
equitable means of raising the funds required, that the same be raised by a
loan at the lowest ma&et rates of interest, secured by Government Debentures,
and they consider that the undertaking being one of national importance, the
Government would be justified in adopting this Course.
Ordered to be printed and lie on the table.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on His Excellency's Message No. 12, respecting the sen^goof Delegates to Canada.
On the Presiding Member resuming'the Chair, the Hq»;. Mr. Ball, Chair- 44
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1870
man of the Committee, reported the following Resolution for the adoption of
the Council. , .. , ,        «£«
Resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be authorized to make proper
provision for the expenses of a Delegation, to be composed of such 1 hree
Members of this Council as His Excellency may select to diroatch to Ottawa,
.for the purpose of submitting to the jGovernment of Canada the terms oi
Union with the Dominion proposed by the .Governor, and adopted by tms
r       Ontiie question being put it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved
accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Crown Costs Bill was read first time.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing^ the name of the Hon.
Mr. Humphreys,
Ordered to be deferred till to-morrow.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. Robson.
Ordered to be deferred till later in the day.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Game Bill was read first time.
Ordered to be read second time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Water Supply Bill was read first time.
Ordered to be read second time on Wednesday the 13th instant.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the County Court Bill was read first time.
Ordered to be read second time on Friday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Drake asked leave to bring in
Fire Companies Aid Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted and the Bill read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on the 12th instant.
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Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Barnard asked the Hon. the Chief
Commissioner oi Lands and Works,—Whether any action had been taken by
the Executive, in regard to the recommendation of this Council relating to
Road Tolls?
The Hon. the Chief Commissioner replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Robson moved, the Hon. Mr.
Barnard seconding, and it was Resolved, nemine contradicente.
That the Island of San Juan now in dispute between the Governments of
Great Britain and the United States, occupies a most important strategic
position, practically commanding the passage between the open sea and the
continental part of British Columbia.
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully recommended to urge
upon Her Majesty's Government and the Canadian Government the importance
of possessing the said Island of San Juan, and pointing out its intimate bearing
upon the ultimate success of the Confederated British North American Provinces.
On the Order of the day being read for the Committal of the Registration of
Titles Bill, °
Ordered that the same do stand as the first Order of the day for to-morrow.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Common Schools
Amendment Bill,
Ordered to be postponed till to-morrow.
Then on the motion of the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos, the Council adjourned till
1 o clock to-morrow. ° 33° VICTORIA. 7th APRIL.
45
Thursday, the 7th day of April, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Attorney General being the Senior Member present in order
of precedence, took the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Trutch, Crease, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders, Dewdney,
Ball, O'Reilly, Pemberton, Wood, Alston, Holbrook, DeCosmos, Humphreys,
Carrall, Helmcken, Robson, Barnard, Drake, Ring.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 13. A. Musgrave.
The Governor has had under consideration a Resolution of the Honourable
Board of Council, respecting the granting of Subsidies to Flour Mills.
The Governor is compelled to express his dissent from the policy involved
in the recommendation of the Council. Such subsidies, limited to Mills in
special localities, would be partial and unjust in their operation. That, besides
this, they would constitute a bounty for the protection of a special branch of
industry at the expense of the rest of the Community, afld would be an infraction of well-understood principles of political economy, as well as contrary to
the policy of Her Majesty's Government and the tenor of the Royal Instructions to the Governor.
Government House,
6th April, 1870.
A further Message from His Excellency, read as follows :—
Message No. 14. A. Musgrave-
The Governor has had under consideration the Resolutions of the Honourable Board of Council, referring to the Report of a Select Committee appointed
to enquire into the Read Tolls on home-grown produce.
The subject has engaged the Governor's careful attention, and there appears
to him to be some important difficulties in dealing with the matter at present.
The alterations suggested by the Council would probably considerably
diminish the Revenue which has been estimated from this source for the service of the year, upon the faith of which financial arrangements have been
made by the Appropriation Act. Moreover, in the Supplementary Resolution
passed by the Council on the subject of Confederation, the question of the
transfer of a portion of the Main-Trunk Road to the Government of the Dominion, and an exemption from Road Tolls, has been brought forward as part
of the arrangements for Union with Canada.
Under these circumstances the Governor thinks it undesirable, at the present
time, to make any change, but the subject will be considered during the year,
and if necessary, or then expedient, the law may be amended in the next Session.
Government House,
6th April, 1870.
The Hon. Mr. Drake presented the Petition of certain Boatmen, of Victoria.
Ordered to be read.    Read accordingly.
Ordered to lie on the table.
The Hon. Mr. Dewdney gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Holbrook gave notice of 2 motions.
On the motion of the Hon. Mr. Ring, the Standing Orders were suspended.
The Hon. Member then moved that a motion of his, standing further on in
the Order of the day, be deferred till Monday.
Motion postponed accordingly.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr. Humphreys seconding,
That the Message of His Excellency the Governor respecting the Resolution
on Road Tolls, communicated to the Council to-day, be considered tomorrow.
On the question being put it passed in the affirmative and was Resolved
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1870
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Registration of Titles Bill. .
On the Presiding Member.- resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball^ Chairman of the Committee, reported further progress made with the Bill, and
asked leave to sit° again.
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow, and the Report be adopted.
:oeo*u
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the School Amendment Bill was read second
time.
Ordered to be committed for Monday next.
t#£S ill
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works introduced the Crown Lands Bill.
Ordered to b^read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Wednesday next.
Pursuant to the Order of therday, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr.
ohfiWood seconding, and it was R^olved,
Tha?({Iffife'Council after having had under consideration the Petition of certain
Settlers ofbCowStehan, praying for a gi*Sht of $480 for the support of a School
in Kofeesaila Settlement, recommend that the Petition be forwarded to His
Excell@ricy the Governor, with a recommendation that the said sum be granted
for thd said purpose.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos, the Council adjourned till 1
p.m. to-morrow.
Friday, the 8th day of April, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Attorney General, being the Senior Member present in* order
of precedence, took the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Ball, Sanders, Walkem,
Bushby, Alston, Wood, Holbrook, DeCosmos, Drake, Humphreys, Carrall,
O'Reilly, Dewdney, Robson, Pemberton, Barnard.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of motion.
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The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved that the Standing Orders be suspended in order
that the consideration of the Governor's Message No. 14 be taken up at once.
Standing Orders suspended accordingly.
The Council took Message No. 14 into consideration.
During which, a Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:	
Message No. 15. A. Musgrave.
In compliance with a Resolution of the Legislative Council, the Governor
forwards a Return showing the total cost of the establishment and maintenance
of %fefl&ssay Office and Coining Apparatus at New Westminsteivand Cariboo
from'its commencement to the 31st December, 1869.*
Government House,
8th April, 1870.
The Hon. Mr. Humphreys moved, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos seconding
That, after having had His Excellency's Message No. 14, respecting Road
Tolls under consideration, this Cotmcil is of opinion that it is desirable to
have-a conference with His Excellency the Governor, respecting the necessity
for the abolition of certain Road Tolls at Clinton.
The Hon. Mr. Dewdney moved, in amendment, the Hon. Mr  Ball second
lag,
. That this Council, having taken into consideration His Excellency's Message
No. 14, referring to the Report of a Select Committee appointed to enquire
into the Rtfad Tolls on home-grown produce, is of opinion that, for the reasons
mentioned in that Message, it is unadvisable at the present time to make anv
change. I J
See Sessional Papers, No. 10, 33° VICTORIES,
11th APRIL
47
On the amendment being put the Council divided.
Ayes 2, Noes 10.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Dewdney, The Hon. Messrs. Walken,
Ball. Sanders,
O'Reilly,
Holbrook,
Barnard,
Robson,
Drake,
DeCosmos,
Pemberton,
•r, Hamley.
So the amendment was lost.
On the original question being put the' Council again divided.
The names, on request, being taken down by the Clerk as follows :—
Ayes. * ]yoes.
The Hon. Messrs. Walkem The Hon. Messrs. Barnard,
O'Reilly, Dewdney.
Sanders,
Ball,
Robson,
Holbrook,
Drake,
Humphreys,
DeCosmos,
Pemberton,
Hamley.
So the question was carried in the affirmative, and Resolved accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Registration of Titles Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported further progress made with the Bill, and asked
leave to sit again.
Ordered that leave be granted and the Report adopted.
On the motion of the Hon. Mr. Robson, the Standing Orders were suspended.
The Hon. Member gave notice of motion.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr.TBall, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
on Monday next.
Monday, the llth day of April, 1870,
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary*in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Hamley, Ball, Bushby, Walkem,
Trutch, Sanders, O'Reilly, Wood, Robson, Pemberton, Humphreys, Carrall,
Ring, DeCosmos, Holbrook, Helmcken, Dewdney.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 16. '$' ro9 A- Musgrave-
The Governor has received the communication from the Honourable Board
of Council, acquainting him with their Resolution to seek a conference with
him on the question of Road Tolls, in conformity with the Standing Orders
for the guidance of the Council.
The Governor will have much pleasure in receiving the Committee from the
Council, at Government House, ajfjj o'clock, on Thursday, the 14th instant.
Government Hqtse,
llth April, 1870.
The Hon. the Attorney General gave notice of 2 motions. 48
11th APRIL,
1870
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Robson asked the f^^«Jffm'
ber,—When it is the intention of His Excellency to prorogue the Oouncn.
The Hon. Mr. Hankin replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Ring moved, the Hon. Mr.
AtK to His Excellency the ^mor, re
questing him to ask the Imperial Government to repeal that f°^f^
Imperial Act of Union which extends the Tariff of British Columbia to Vancouver Island, with the view of re-establishing a Free Port at Victoria.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 6, Noes 9.
The names having been taken down by the Clerk as tolio^s:—
Ayes Noes.
The Hon. Messrs; Robson, The Hon. Messrs. Sanders,
Helmcken, g Reilly,
Ring, gall,
Dewdney, Holbrook,
Drake, Wood,
Alston. DeCosmos,
Crease,
Bushby,
Hamley.
So it passed in the negative and the Resolution was lost.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Registration of Titles Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman
of the Committee, reported the Bill complete with amendments.
Ordered^that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time on Tuesday
week.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council took into consideration the Report
of the Select Committee on the Customs Amendment Bill.
The Hon. Mr. Drake moved that the Report be adopted, the Hon. Mr.
Ring seconding.
On the original question being put, the Council again divided.
Ayes 7, Noes 11.
So the motion was lost.
The Hon. Mr. Dewdney moved, the Hon. Mr. Holbrook seconding,
That the Customs Duty Bill be now read first time.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, the Hon. Mr. Drake seconding,
That this Bill be read first time this day fortnight.
The amendment having been put and lost, after a division, Ayes 7, Noes 9,
The Bill was read first time.   Ordered to be read second time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Bill of Sales Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed on Wednesday next.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. DeCosmos asked the Son. the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,—Whether the Steamer "Sir James
Douglas" will be ordered to ply between Victoria and Sooke?
Whether it is the intention of the Government to make any provision for
the construction of a Bridge over Sooke River, by paying the Contractor in
Land in that District, as suggested in a Petition from the Settlers in Sooke?
The Hon. Mr. Trutch replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the County Courts Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed on Tuesday week.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council took into consideration the Petition
of certain Master Mariners.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, the Hon. Mr. Holbrook seconding, and it
was Resolved,
That the Petition be referred to His Excellency the Governor, with the
opinion of this Council that it is advisable to prohibit Colonial Vessels going
foreign being commanded by uncertified persons, and that it is advisable to
establish a Board for the purpose of granting certificates to those who undergo
the necessary examination for Masters and Mates of Vessels. 33° VICTORIA. 12th APRIL
49
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved That,fcthe
Petition of P. Cadell be taken into consideration, with a view to its transmission to His Excellency the Governor.
The Hon. Mr. Ball moved, in amendment, That it do lie on the table.
Amendment put and carried.
Ordered accordingly.
'OV
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Holbrook asked the Presiding
Member,—If any provision has been made by the Executive for the payment
of the Expenses of Elected Members coming from Kootenay, Cariboo, and
Lillooet?
The Hon. the Presiding Member replied.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr. Holbrook moved, the Hon. Mr.
Robson seconding,
That a respectful address be presented to His Excellency, asking him to
devote the sum of about $500, out of the vote in the Estimates for repairs of
Roads, toward repairing the Road between Douglas and tjhe 29 Mile House,
so*as to make it passable for Farmers' waggopg^r
On the question being put the Council ;<^yided.
Ayes 2, Noes 7.
So it passed in the negative and the Resolution was lost.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Qoijijncil went into Committee on the Derby
Settlers' Petition.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Ch^ir, the Hon. Mi\Sandys, Chairman of the Committee, reported that the Com1ji3jLtt.ee had risen without a report.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. Humphreys,
Ordered to be postponed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Game Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed at once.
The Council went into Committee on the said BilL
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Sanders, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time on Wednesday next.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Ball, the Council adjourned till l
o'clock to-morrow.
Tuesday, the 154th day of April, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Halnkin, Crease, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders, O'Reilly,
Ball, Walkem, Ring, Alston, DeCosmos, Helmcken, Robson, Barnard, Wood,
Pemberton, Holbrook, Dewdney, C^rallu^rake, Trutch.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting were read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Robson gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos gave notice of motion.
The Hon. Mr. Alston gave notice of motion.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the School
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Sanders, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time on Thursday next.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Fire Companies'
Aid Bill, \  N
Ordered to be postponed till to-morrow. 50
13ra APRIL.
1870
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. the Attorney General asked leave to
bring in Municipal Fine Bill.
Ordered that leave be granted, and the Bill now read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Hon. the Attorney General introduced the
Loan Bill.
Ordered to be read first time.
Read first time accordingly.
Ordered to be read second time on Thursday next.
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Customs Duty
Bill, ,      „     ,
The Hon. Mr. Drake moved, the Hon. Mr. Hamley seconding,
That the second reading be postponed till to-morrow.
Whereupon a debate arose, which having terminated, and on the question
being put the Council divided.
Ayes 7, Noes 12.
So it passed in the negative and the Resolution was lost.
The Bill was then read second time.
On the question being put whether the Bill should be Committed, the Council divided.
Ayes 11, Noes 7.
The names, on request, were taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Crease, The Hon. Messrs. Hamley,
Trutch, Drake,
Bushby, Pemberton,
Ball, Wood,
Barnard, Alston,
Dewdney, Helmcken,
Carrall, Robson.
Sanders,
Walkem,
O'Reilly,
Holbrook.
So it passed in the affirmative and the Council went into Committee on the
said Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Sanders, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete with slight amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time to-morrow.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Carrall, the Council adjourned till 1 p. m.
to-morrow.
e
Wednesday, the 13th day of April, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Trutch, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders,
Ball, Wood, Dewdney, Helmcken, Ring, DeCosmos, Alston, Humphreys,
Robson, Drake, Barnard, Holbrook, Walkem, Carrall.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Hamley, Chairman of the Select Committee appointed to enquire
into the subject of Ocean Steam Communication with San Francisco, brought
up a Report.
Ordered to be read.   Read as follows:—
Your Committee beg to report that in view of the probability of a line of
British Steamers being established on the North Pacific Coast, arrangements
should be made to open negotiations with any such Company for placing a
Steamer on this line. °
Your Committee are further of opinion that were arrangements made with
the Puget Sound Steamers to come to Victoria more frequently, and remain
there a longer time, much good would result to the Colony, and Mail Communication would be very much facilitated and improved. 31° VCT0RIJ2.
13th APRIL.
51
The Hen. Mr. Drake gave notice of 2 motions.
On the Order of the day being read for the third reading of the Customs Duty Bill
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, the Hon. Mr. Hamley seconding,
That this Bill be read third time this day six months.
On the amendment being put, the Council divided.
Ayes 8, Noes 10.
So it passed in the negative, and the Bill was read third time,
And it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be the " Customs
Duty Ordinance, 1870."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Game Bill was read third time, and
it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be "The Game
Ordinance, 1870."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the School Bill was read third time, and it was
Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be "The Common School Amendment Ordinance, 1870."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Land Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed the first sitting next week.
The Hon. Mr. Walkem rose to speak to a question of privilege, in reference to
certain words spoken by the Hon. Mr. Humphreys, at a Public Meeting, at the
Theatre, Victoria, on the llth instant.
The Hon. Member not being then present,
On the motion of the Hon. Mr. Alston,
Resolved, That the Hon. Member be cited to appear at the Council Board
by the Presiding Member.
The following citation was sent to the Hon. Member :—
To the Hon. Mr. Humphreys.
You are hereby cited to attend at the Council Board, at once, on the receipt
of this summons, and in the event of your non-appearance you will be held
guilty of contempt.
(Signed)        Philip J. Hankin.
18th April, 1870.;
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Water Bill, and
the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 3, Noes 9.
So the Bill was thrown out.
In compliance with a citation above quoted, the Hon. Mr. Humphreys being now
present in the Council Chamber, the Hon. Mr. Walkem again rose to speak
to a question of privilege, in reference to certain words spoken by the Hon.
Mr. Humphreys, at the Public Theatre, on the llth instant.
On the motion of the Hon. Mr. Helmcken,
Ordered, That Strangers do withdraw, including the Press.
After which, the Hon. Mr. Dewdney moved, the Hon. Mr. Barnard seconding, the following Resolution:—
Resolved, That this Council, having ascertained from undoubted authority,
that one of its Members, the Honourable Member for Lillooet, did, at a Public
Meeting, held on Monday, the llth day of April instant, publicly use language
to the following purport; that is to say: "that he felt degraded by sitting in
this Council," and further, " that this Council had refused an enquiry into the
matters connected with the Lands and Works Office, and the spending of the
moneys entrusted thereto," and feeling that such language is a gross insult
and derogatory to the dignity of this Council, and calculated to bring the
Council and its proceedings into contempt, Resolved that His Excellency the
Governor be respectfully requested to cancel the appointment of the said
Thomas B. Humphreys to a seat in this Council.
The Hon. Mr. Trutch moved that the Council is willing to accept the following statement in writing from the Hon. Member:—
It was not my intention, by any words used by me at the Public Meeting, on
Monday evening last, the llth instant, to express anything derogatory to the
dignity of the Legislative Council, or of any one of its Members, nor to cast
any imputation of dishonesty or improper conduct whatsoever on the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works, or on any one connected with that Department; and if any words then spoken by me conveyed such an impression,
I hereby retract them, and express my regret at having used them. 6-2
14th APRIL.
1870
The Hon. Member for Lillooet handed in the following as being the statement he was prepared to offer:—
If I used any language at a recent Public Meeting reflecting on the honesty
of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, I sincerely regret having
used it, as such was not my intention to do so by any words that I then used;
and if I used, on the' same occasion, and at the same place, any language that
has been interpreted as disrespectful to the Council as such, instead of being
in denunciation of a non-representative Council, I regret it, as my language
moisrofe directed against thfe non-representative Constitution of the Council.
(Signed)'     T. B. Humphreys.
On the question being put whether such last mentioned document was
satisfactory to the Council, the Council divided.
Ayes 1, Noes 15.
The names having been taken down by the Clerk as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos. The Hon. Messrs. Crease,
Trutch,
O'ReiMy,
Sanders,
Walkem,
Ball,
Dewdney,
Barnard,
Robson,
Carrall,
Wood,
Alston,
Drake,
Bushby,
Hamley.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken not having voted was counted in the affirmative, so
the vote stood Ayes 2, Noes 15, and it was declared that the statement offered
was not satisfactory.
The Hon. Member for Lillooet having declined to assent to the statement
suggested by the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
The Resolution of the Hon. Mr. Dewdney was put to the Council, whereupon the Council divided.
Ayes 11, Noes 1.
The names, on request, being taken down by the Clerk as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Crease, The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos.
Trutch,
O'Reilly,
Sanders,
Walkem,
Bail;';
Dewdney,
Barnard,
Robson,
Carrall,
Hamley.
The Hon. Messrs. Holbrook, Wood, Alston, Drake, Bushby, and Helmcken
not having voted, their votes were counted in the affirmative, so the vote stood
Ayes 17, Noes 1.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly.
Then,  on the motion   of the Hon. Mr. Robson, the Council  adiourned till 1
p.m. to-morrow.
Thursday, the 14th day of April, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch,  Crease, Hamley, Bushby, Sanders,
Ball, O'Reilly, Pemberton, Wood, Alston, Dewdney, DeCosmos, Humphreys'
Carrall, Helmcken, Robson, Barnard, Drake, Walkem, Ring.
On the motion of the Hon. Mr. Crease, Ordered that Strangers do withdraw, including the Press.
n 33° VICTORIA. 14th APRIL.
53
ipecting Mr.  T.  B.
On the Minutes being read and amended,
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved, the Hon. Mr. Ring seconding,
That the Resolution of the Hon. Mr.  Dewdney,  respecting A
Humphreys, be not recorded on the Minutes.
The Hon. Mr. Helmcken moved, in amendment,
That if the Hon. Member for Lillooet will even now sign the statement proposed yesterday by the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
and recorded on the Books, this Council will consent to the Resolution passed
yesterday being expunged from its Journal.
On the question being put the Council divided.
Ayes 12, Noes 1.
The names having been taken down by the Clerk as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Trutch, The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos.
Walkem,
: Ball,
Dewdney,
Crease,
Drake,
Wood,
Robson,
Helmcken,
Alston,
Pemberton,
Bushby.
So the amendment was carried.
On the Hon. Member for Lillooet being asked by the Presiding Member if
he would consent to sign the Statement in question,
The Hon. Member refused, stating that in his opinion the explanation offered
by him yesterday was sufficient.
On the question of the confirmation of the Minutes being put, the Council divided.
Ayes 13, Noes 3.
The names, on request, being taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Walken, The Hon. Messrs. DeCosmos,
Crease, P^g?
Trutch, Humphreys.
Pemberton,
Bushby,
Dewdney,
Ball,
Robson,
Drake,
Alston,
W6(ed,
Sanders,
O'R^lly.
So it was carried in the affirmative, and the Minutes were confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Trutch moved the following Resolution, having risen to speak to a
question of privelege:—
That the Council go into Committee to prepare an abstract statement of the
evidence adduced before this Council by certain of its Members, in Session
with closed doors, on the 13th instant, upon which the Resolution of that date
referring to the Hon. Member for Lillooet was based, and that the same be
transmitted to His Excellency the Governor with such Resolution.
Whereupon a debate arose, during which the Council adjourned during
pleasure, in order to hold a conference with His Excellency the Governor, on
Road Tolls.
On the Council resuming its sitting, \ ioMffia Wk
And on the question being put that the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch be
postponed till later in the day, the Council divided.
Ayes 12, Noes 2.
So it was carried in the affirmative and Resolved accordingly
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
7F/r       , 7\7„ 17 A. Musgrave.
Message No. 17.
In compliance with a Resolution of the Legislative C^ncil, of the 21st
February, the Governor herewith forwards the Return therein called lor, fur- 54
14th APRIL. 1870
nishing information in respect to the Schools established in 1869, under the
Common Schools Ordinance of that year.*
Government House,
lZth April, 1870.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Loan Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed on Tuesday next.
According to Order, the debate on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, on a question of privilege, was resumed.
The Hon. Mr. DeCosmos moved the following amendment, the Hon. Mr.
Humphreys seconding:— -,
That before proceeding to take evidence in the matter ot the breacn oi
privilege of the Hon. T. B. Humphreys, the Council instruct the Clerk to take
down the names of all Members who are expected to give evidence, and that
such Members retire and be called in singly and examined as to what they
know respecting the words used by the Hon. T. B. Humphreys, on the llth
April, 1870.   I
On the amendment being put the Council divided.
Ayes 3, Noes 14.
The names, on request, having been taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Helmcken, The Hon. Messrs. Crease,
Humphreys, Trutch,
DeCosmos. Walkem,
Sanders,
Ball,
Dewdney,
Barnard,
Carrall,
Robson,
Ring,
Alston,
Wood,
Bushby,
O'Reilly.
The Hon. Mr. Drake not having voted, was counted with the Ayes, so the
vote stood Ayes 4, Noes 14, and the amendment was lost.
On the question put "That I do now leave the Chair," the Council divided.
Ayes 15, Noes 2.
So it was carried in the affirmative, and the Council went into Committee
•accordingly.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committtee, reported the following Resolution for the adoption
of the Council:—
That the annexed statement in writing respectively signed by the Hon.
Members whose names appear thereto conveys in substance the evidence given
before this Council, on the 13th instant, by said Members, and that the same
be transmitted to His Excellency the Governor accompanied by the Resolution
this day passed.
Legislative Council Chamber,
April 14th, 1870.
In Committee.
The following is the purport and substance of the evidence adduced in this
Council on the 13th day of April, 1870, upon the discussion of the Resolution
requesting His Excellency the Governor to cancel the appointment of Thomas
B. Humphreys to a seat in this Council, such evidence, or the purport or substance thereof, having been given viva voce to the Council, in the presence of
the said Thomas B. Humphreys, by the Hon. Messrs. Drake, Dewdney, Alston
Robson, Helmcken, Ball and Barnard:—
That on thellth day of April, 1870, the Hon. Member for Lillooet, did at
a Public Meeting held in the Theatre, in Victoria, publicly make the following
statement:—
1. I That as to the Lands and Works Office, Duke Trutch, or Lord Trutch,
had for the last 4 or 5 years had control of the Office without the slightest
check upon him, and that about $500,000 had passed through his hands, of
which no account could be obtained, and that when an enquiry into the conduct of the said Office, and the disposal of the said moneys, was asked for in
the Legislative Council, it was burked or choked off by the Officials, with
what object he would leave it to the public to say."
* See Sessional Papers, No. 11.
— 33° VICTORIA. 19th APRIL. &
2. That the-Hon. Member for Lillooet further said "that he felt degraded as
a man by taking his seat in that infamous, rascally, rotten arrangement across
the Bay," meaning the Legislative Council; or words to the above effect were
used.
On honour the above is in substance the evidence I gave yesterday, and I
believe the same to be correct.
(Signed)       E. Graham Alston,
Substantially correct,
M. W. Tyrwhitt Drake.
Jno. Robson,
Edgar Dewdney,
F. J. Barnard.
"Upon the subject of the Legislative Council, the Hon. Member for Lillooet
spoke to the following effect:—
"They call it an honour to be a Member of that House; for my part I cannot
see any honour in it. Whenever I go over I feel degraded and ashamed" at
what he termed "the arrangement."
With regard to the Land Office, the language used conveyed to my mind a
feeling that all was not right in the Land Office. For instance, that Mr. Trutch,
or Duke Trutch, had charge of the Land Office, that a motion for enquiry had
been burked; that four or five hundred thousand dollars passed through that
Office; that preventing enquiry into the Office would only lead to the support
of the public opinion that all was not right there.
Of course I do not pretend these to be the identical words used.
(Signed)      J. S. Helmcken.
These remarks with reference to the Council and Land Office are substantially correct, as made by Mr. Humphreys at the Public Meeting.
(Signed)       H. M. Ball.
On the question of the adoption of the Resolution and Statements being put, the
Council divided.
Ayes 14,*Noes 2.
The names, on request, having been taken down as follows:—
Ayes. Noes.
The Hon. Messrs. Trutch, The Hon. Messrs. DeCosmos,
Walkem, Humphreys.
Sanders,
Ball,
Crease,
Bushby,
Wood,
O'Reilly,
Dewdney,
Barnard,
Robson,
Carrall,
Alston,
Drake.
So it was carried in the affimative and Resolved accordingly.
Ordered that all the votes and proceedings connected with the case be forwarded to the Governor.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1 o'clock
on Tuesday next.
Tuesday, the 19th day of April, 1870
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Hamley, Ball, Bushby, Walkem,
Trutch, Sanders, O'Reilly, Wood, Robson, Alston, Drake, Carrall, Ring,
DeCosmos, Helmcken, Dewdney.    .
The Minutes of the previous Meeting read and confirmed. 56
19tS APRIL. 187°
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 18.   ™ ',-"      '.^ ,    .   \ A'MuSGRAVE'
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has assented, on
behalf of Her Maje%, to a Bill entitled "An Ordinance to facilitate the issue
of Crown Grants."
Governmtffit House,
18th Aprg 1870.
A further Message from His Excellency, read as follows :—
Message No. 19. A- Musgrave.
ilrWith refotatt&l to a Resolution of the Honourable Board of Coring,  of the
13th instant, respecting a Breach of Privilege allege^to have been comnptted
m>th&mMic Theatee, Victoria, on Monday the llthfifarttot, by Thomas
Bas*l>EuihghJeys, one of tfieMembers of'the Council, and which Resolution
was forwarded for the Governor's consideration,
ThefGWvfernorfafcquaintte'the Legislative Council thatoMrhas by am Instru-
'■rmte&t/K iopy of 'vfotoih is feefeWilh forwarded, suspended the said Thomas
^.asi^H-umplfi^eys froni the ei&rcise of the* office of a Legislative Counefllor,
ui^Qffi^Maje^t^^^lea^^e fbe known tifci the premises.
taoqq rtnc
Government House,
Mh AprfarMW.
B • -OrtMaH. (bei ■  A  MuSGRAVE.
To  Thomas Bcml Humphreys, and to all to whom these presents shall come, or
whom thpy n^ay conaern :
Know ye that I, Anthony Musgrave, Governor in and over the Colony of
i S&fUih O^h&kbia, do, by virtue of aJPthe powers in me vested apd xne in th&tr
behalf enabling, hereby suspend you, the said Thomas Basil Huihphreyfe, as
and from the date of the receipt hereof by you, from the*-exercise of^the .duties
and office-of-a Legislative Cou^ro^fbr theOoKmy of Bifrti&h Cdtimbia, which
office was conferred upon you by a Commission unc^r the h^nd of Frederick
Seymour, E&qtflre, late Governor of the said Colony; and such1 suspension
shall b$'of full force and effect until Her Majesty's pleasure shall be known in
the premises.
Given [under my hand and seal, #ris 'Nineteenth day of April,
at Victoria, Vancouver Island, A. D. One thousand eight
hundred and seventy, and in the 33rd year of Her Majesty's
Reign.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council ^vent into Committee on the Land
Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Ch^ir, the Hon. Mr. Sanders, Chairman of the Committee, reported progress made with the Bill, and asked
leave to sit again.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and that leave be granted to the Committee to si^7^g.aig.'fto-morr0jw.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 20. A. Musgrave.
2t< !>9XTIi/
The Governor has had under consideration the Resolution of the Legislative
Council, that the Petition of Peter Eddy be referred to His Excellency the
Governor, with a recommendation that he will take the same into his consideration, and grant such relief as the nature of the case demands.
The Governor has made enquiry into the circum$tanee$-of the case referred
to, and has ascertained that the complaint arises from matters at issue in a
civil case tried before the-Supreme Court of the Mainland of British Columbia,
in which the Governor has no authority for interference.
Government House,
19th April, 1870.
A further Message from His Excellency, read as follows :—
Message No.2^\q^- \   '      .  ,ao) .;.",, .,    '.-'/:.,      .   ." '     A. Musgrave.
The Governor transmits to the Legislative Council, for their early consideration, the following Ordinances, upon subjects of importance to the public
interest, viz:— 3&P, VICTORIES. 20th APRIL 57
1. An additional Duty Ordinance, 1870, to raise money for the Public service;
2. Supreme Courts Merger Ordinance, 1870;
3. Supreme Courts Fees Ordinance, 1870;
4. Road Amendment Ordinance, 1870;
5.- 'Cemetery Ordinance, 18701
Government House,
19thApril, 1870.
The Road Amendment Bill was read first time.
Ordered to be read second time to-morrow.
The Supreme Court Merger Bill was read first and second times.
Ordered to be Committed to-morrow.
The Supreme Court Fees Bill was read first and second times.
Ordered to be committed to-morrow.
The Cemetery Bill was read first time.
Ordered to be read second time to-morrow.
The Customs Amendment Bill was read first time.
Ordered to be read second time at once.
Read second time accordingly.
Ordered to be committed at once.
The Council went into Committee accordingly on the said Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete, with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time at once.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass,
and its title be the "Customs Amendment Ordinance, 1870."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Loan
Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Bushby, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete, with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time to-morrow.
On the Order of the day being read for the third reading of the Registration of
.it?   Titles Bill,
Ordered to-be recommitted.
The Council went into Committee accordingly.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chaij*, the Hon. Mi*. Bushby, Chairman of the Committee, reported some additions made to the Bill, and that it
was now complete.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the County
Courts Bill.
On the presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Bushby, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete, with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time at once.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass,
and its title be the "County Courts Amendment Ordinance, 1870."
On the Order of the day being read for the second reading of the Crown Costs Bill,
and on the question being put, the Council divided.
Ayes 5. Noes 6.
So it passed in the negative and the Bill was.thrown out.
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till 1-o'clock
to-morrow.
m0$ odjjiio oai Wednesday, the 20th day of April, 1870.   l^^^^
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The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adjournment.
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The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present.—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Crease, Walkem, Hamley, O'Reilly, Sanders,
Bushby, Ball, Helmcken,, Wood, Ring, Alston, Trutch, Robson, Drake,
OarralL Pemberton, Dewdney.
The Minutes of previous Meeting^ read and confirmed. ^^n
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jfiMtosflfcfta? ©^tdayifefii^f^^ tb^?&^fjt^lG©ji^ iwwt laforftofturittee on
tbe Land Bill. ■    _T     ,_   „ '    ■    r»   •
On the Presiding Member:TO^W tk#><£0&aj&'$ie B^ Mf..^^odejg Chairman of the Committee, reported qpjggr$§fypfiade, affldrftfks&i^VMo sit again.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and learce giautedtto sit Again- to-morrow.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows :-r-
Message No. 22. &* MB80&AV3.
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The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he h^ assentjjl, on
behalf of Her M^Mf, to a Bill en€8B*d"An Ordinance to create a further
Duty of Customs for the Public Service.m~
Government lE^Use,
20th April, 1870.
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A further Message from His ExcL^teftQ&;J?ead #p. ffrlA^m &w i
<2fe**a?6 2Vo. 23. $        :;^-i >n    jjll I     $.        A. Musgravb.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative Council thatf&e has assented, on
behalf of Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled "An Ordinance*** amend the Common
School Ordinance, 1869."
NuiiMoooB ••■.'• \ rm: ;>J oint mo*? •»oxihqu
llffifoveMmmt House,
%Qih April/&&70.
A rariJper Message frpip. His Excellency, read as follows:—
Message No. 24. A. Mi&grave.
TJhe Governor acquaints the Legislative Council that he has absented, cm
:ibehalfr0f Hot'MS^Sot/, to a Bill enlMed "An Ordinance entitled the Gam6
^rdipanQ^^O."
G.Qvemm&ti House,
Jl further M§§sageu read as follows :-r—
Message No. 25. A. Mtitsgrave.
The Governor has had pressed upon his notice cases in which there has been
.$> failure of tustice for want of some provision to preyent evil disposed persons
adom inc^ug Merchant Seamen to desert from their Ships.    The Governor,
therefore, submits an Ordinance, for the consideration of the Council, containing provisions .for this purpose.
.woTofn-otOi iJ i >qs
Government House,
ht        2Mb Apr®, 1870.
The Merchant- Sfiip Protection Bill was accordingly read first lime.
Ordered to be read second time to-morfe>w.
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JWfuant to the Order of the day, the Road Amendment Bill was tead second time.
Ordered to ,be< committed to-morrow.
J^sp&nt to the Order of the day, the Council went into Comm^ee on the Supreme
Courts Merger Bill, r m
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon*. Mr. Bushby, Chairman of the Co^n^ttae, rerapijed 1^e IJI11 comply withrajmendmeiijg.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time at once.
,Biftgfe%d tb#?d time accordingly.   :;T ,$| IT
And it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be tthe ^Sflipreme
Courts Merger Ordinance, 1870."
Pursuant to the Order of the dasv;>the Cmmeil werjtinto Committee on the Sunreme
Court Fees BilL F
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Alston, Chairman of the ComjQ-i^tee, reported fke Kill complete with am&ndmetit§.rtr
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time at once.
R&tifo&i-rd tMife&ccojidingly.
And i.t was' Resolv&d that tl^s Bill do pass and its title "betr" Jfce Snnrem«
Court Fees Ordinance, 1870." JHttWT
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Cemetery 'Bilf'was- read second tfeiP1
Ordered to be cg^mitted to-rnqy^w. 38PCVICTORIA. 2tt* AJBBk. 5^
Pursuant to the Ordtor of the day, tfcie Loan Bill tfas read third time, and
it was Resolved that this Bill do pass^and its title be "The British Columbia
Loan Ordinance, 1870."
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Pursuantjto the. Order of th^d&g, the Registration Bill was read thirditinie, and it
was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be "The Land Registry Ordi-
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Pursuant ^ to the Order of the day, the Hon. Mr.  Helmck^#5y6d<°3te£ the
Petition of certain Boatmen be taken, into consideration.
Ordered accordingly.
oJnLi ^^e ^-on- -^r- Drake-then moved, the Hon. Mr. Ring secondmgvand-ifcwasp
Resolved,
That His Excellency be respectfully requested to take into consideration the
^   position of persons letting out pleasure boats for hire, in order that a reduction
of the present duty of $10 a year for each boat be made, and this Council
respectfully suggests that, a licence be granted for their business, in lieu, of a
jS^ecial tax on eacl^jgitat.
On the Order of the day BJi&g: read for a motion of the Hon. Mr. Crake taask
leave to bring in a Bill'to incorporate the Law Society o£British- Columbia,
On the motion of the Hon. mover,
Ordered that leave be granted to withdraw the same.
Motion*withdrawn accordingly.
Oil thi Order of the day being r^ad for amotion of theiHon;-Mr. BffikS'to as& leave
to bring in the Legal Professions Amendment<Bill,
On the motion of the Hon. mover,
Ordered that leave be granted to withdraw the. same.
Motion withdrawn accordingly.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee^ on the^ Bil|[
of Sales Bill.
On the PresidingfMember resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Bushby, Chairman of the Committee, reported progress made with the Bill and asked leave
to rftit again), j
Ordered that leave be granted for to-morrow, and the Report be adopted.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. A&ston, in refer§5ice to Ocean Mail Communication.
Ordered that leave be granted to withdraw the same.
Motion withdrawn accordingly.
On the Order of the day being read for a motion standing in the name of the Hon.
Mr. DeCosmos, in respect of the Repair of the Roads in Victoria District No. 2,
The motion dropped.
The Standing Orders having been suspended for the purpose,
The Municipal Fines Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed forthwith.
The Council went into Committee accordingly.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Bushby, Chairman of the Committee-reported the Bill complete without amendment.
Ordered that the Report be adopted and the Bill read third time at once.
Bill read third time accordingly. jj
And it was Resolved that this Bill do pass and its title be "The Municipal
Fines .Ordinance, 1870."
Pursuant to thte Order of the day, the Hon. Mr.  Robson moved the following
Resolution, the Hon. Mr. Alston seconding:—
That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor,
recommending that the sum of $5000 set down in the Estimates far Immigration, be appropriated towards establishing an Immigration and Intelligence
Office in San Francisco.
On the question being put the Council divided;
Ajjis 4, Noes 5. "f
So it passed in the negative and the Resolution was lost.
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Then, on the motion of the .Hon. MrArutch, the Council adjourned till 1 p.m.
to-morrow.
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The Council met at 1 o'clock pursuant to adjournment.
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The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin, Trutch, Crease, Hamley, Bushby, O'Reilly,
Ball, Pemberton, Wood, Alston, Dewdney, Carrall, Helmcken, Robson, Ring,
Drake, T^lkem.
The Minutes of theprevious Meeting read and confirmed.
The Hon. Mr. Ball, Chairman of the Select Committee appointed to enquire into
the Petition of Alexander Watson, brought up a Report.
Ordered to be read.    Read as follows:—
Your Committee beg to report that in the absence of the full correspondence between the late Governor, Mr. Seymour, and the Secretary of State, in
relation to Mr. Watson, the Committee is unable to arrive at any satisfactory
conclusion as to the nature of his claim (if any) against the Government of
British Columbia, and your Committee beg to append the enclosed letter forwarded to them by command of the Governor, in reply to information asked
for on the subject.
Ordered to be considered to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Land
Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Qkmr, the Hon. Mr. Bushby, ChairO
man of the Committee, reported the Bill complete, with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of $he day, the Ship Protection Bill was read second time.
Ordered to be committed to-morrow.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Couucil went into Committee on the Road
Amendment Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Bushby, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete, with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time at once.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass,
and its title be the "Road Amendment Ordinance, 1870."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Bill of
Sales Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, theH<m*;Mr. Bushby, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, a#id the Bill read third tyne at once.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass,
and its title be "The Bill of Sales Ordinance, 1870."
Then, on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Robson, the Council adjourned till 1
p.m. to-morrow.
Friday, the 22nd day of April, 1870.
The Council met at 1 o'clock, pursuant to adiournment
The Hon. the Colonial Secretary in the Chair as Presiding Member.
Present,—The Hon. Messrs. Hankin,  Crease, Hamley, Bushby, O'Reilly, Ring
Alston, Helmcken, Trutch, Robson, Wood, Pemberton, Dewdney, Carrall.
The Minutes of the previous Meeting were read and confirmed.
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Committee on the Merchant Ship Desertion Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Bushby Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill complete with amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third time at once
Billread third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass
and its title be "The Merchant Ship DesertKm Bill, 1870." ' 81° VCTORLE. tfcu) APRIL
W
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council went into Comiiittee on the Cemetery Bill.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Bushby, Chairman of the Committee, reported the Bill'complete>ith amendments.
Ordered that the Report be adopted, and the Bill read third .time at once.
Bill read third time accordingly, and it was Resolved that this Bill do pass,
an4 its title be "The Cemetery Ordinance, 18£0."
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Council took into consideration -the Report
of the Select Committee appointed to enquire into the Petition of Alexander
Watson.
.■&jH      The Hon. Mr. Dewdney moved, the Hon. Mr. Wood seconding,
That this Council being unable to decide that Mr. Watson has any claim
against this Colony, for compensation on his loss of office consequent on the
TJnion^f the Colonies, desire to refer his case to the most favou^le consideration of His Excellency the Governor.
On the question being put it was carried in the affirmative &$$ Resolved
accordingly.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—
Message No. 26. A. 'Musgrato*
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The Governor acquaints the. Legislative Council that he has assented, on
behalf of Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled "An Ordinance respecting the
Supreme Court."
Government House, w# oO
22nd April, 1870. ..§.
A further Message from His Excellency the Governor, read as follows:—       .
Message No. 27. A. Musog^VB.
The Governor acquaints the Legislative^Council that he has assented, .on
behalf of Her Majesty, to a Bill entitled "An Ordinance respecting the enforcement of Municipal By-Laws." '    r
Government House,
22nd April, 1870. m&
Pursuant to the Order of the day, the Land Bill was read third time, and it was
Resolvedjjthat this Bill do pass, and its title be the "Land Ordinance, 1870.*
A further Message, rea^as follows:—
Message No. 28.
The Governor transmits herewith, for the consideration 0$ the Honqiij^ble
Board of Council, an amendment to the latter part of Section XIV. of ,"An
Ordinance to assimilate the Law relating to the Transfer of Real Estate, and
to provide for the Registration of Titles to Land throughout the Colony of
British Columbia," which he is advised has a tendency opposed to the principle
of the Bill.
That the following words be struck out from Clause XIV., after line 9,
namely after the word "erasure:" "and when two or more deeds or documents
appear entered on any such records affecting the same lands the deeds shall,
as between themselves, have priority according to the date of transcript, and
not according to the date of the creation of the estates or interests."
Government House,
22nd April, 1870.
The Council went into Committee on the above amendment.
On the Presiding Member resuming the Chair, the Hon. Mr. Bushby, Chairman of the Committee, reported the following Resolution for the adoption of
the Council:— .      \    '     II
That His Excellency the Governor be respectfully acquainted that this
Council concurs in the amendment proposed by His Excellency to "The Land
Registry Ordinance, 1870."
Ordered that the Report be adopted.
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Then on the motion of the Hon. Mr. Trutch, the Council adjourned till ll^clock
to-morrow.
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Present,—The Hon. Messrs. <MS8firf,DeJWitee, Tfti&h, Hamley, Bushby Mston,
"Wood, Carrall, Helmcken, Robson, "Walkem, O'Reilly.
taoqsf^^tj^ft^ jtfSJiOT^ confirmed:
read as follows:—
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A Message from His Excellency the Governor,
Message No. «*< 00J 'A'^fl% fjf£ed^fc     m
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JThe Go^no& acquaipto ^ he has assented,  on
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Government House,
23rd April, 1870.
The Hon. the^Colonial Secretary then read the followjmgrMessage from His Excellency The Gov&hor,^roi,oguing the Council: —
Message No. 8^. -Jfe MWrav*&
-JPtb9kl&it and H^^ab^l^i^tUmen{hfthe Ik$8la$y&L1^M}^
Afffer a late and somewhat prolonged Session joij^ffl^irobably be glad to
be released from your Legislative labours, in order xHax you may resume those
personal duties and occupations which are not less importan^rto the progress
and well-being of the Community.
I thank you for the diligence with which you have considered the several
^^Bj^aBttrea'^pflf ^bjiiefe vflfi&H haVe/been stit)BcBtted t6 you.
•vj ^he ^Wc^^ngS^hich y<y& havei&Ke&ln respe^tfof the- great1 qYife^on of
Confederation with the Dominion, will enable me to ascertain the viewsof the
Government of Canada upon this importairf^fiBject, and to present ifrfifc a de£
iy jjmtejshape for the decision of the Community.   For this purpose, as I have
$beaay informed you, I propose; to send a Delegation to Ottawa, who will be
abl^Pfiiffiy to expMnMJ&r vi#ws and wants, andWearn how far the expectations
of-th^v"»e&p(te>OT^his Colony can be fulfilled^®any arrangement tor Union.
t^S^k&^SMs -whifefe you have<fbrwarded to me,-1 shall give iriy assent.  That
to amend and con&0M&t&4he B&ws affecting Crown Lands, the Crown Grants
i;0Mfeanc§y and^the I^&SkRfcgifetry ©MiMfice, I regard a&'Ve$^important measures, of which the value will speedily become apparent.
Tft§;addiM64-wb8§h you have made to tiSe^ Revenue for the-purpose of main-
f^Bl^flfeA*-Teleg¥flf)h on the M&inlari#,\ shall* be ap|>li8ft to the accomplish-
m&ti&fm U^dwired object*
Jl^fia^^ (^he^mnau^^tiote which I'fe^e-received^ftbna your Honourable BoaS^®^^€?al^My^i$ri8shed sepateal&irepl&s; and upon those which
have not been so answered I have reserved any expressjg^gf opj$j$n, until the
subjects can be more fully considered, with the viev^pf giving effect to your
recommendations.
Your Resolutionfirespfeciangjthe Island af>SaatiJuan>shall be laid before Hefi
-ihsiMajgdt^Sxo^ illi
$1^11 ©a&l^jeB^^ of the system under which Eees^ are
now paid in the Admiralty Court; but I fear that it will be too iraucfe. to expect
ttagllfa^ && assumfeLexpeaaes wMch are
b umowipiidxbjmoltm&'Jlm. thafr <D<taEbq< riq
Attentive consideration shall be given to your &ag£e^ani:f6ii< the establishment of a Local Court of Appeal.   Tte)(grearf:£obstacle imrespett MdtfqjjK well
as other improvements, is the additional expenditure necessary for the purpose.
[oofc,T5$*S»®^ recoiwmepdatkms made in
Committee of Supply, which have been forwarded to me.   wSling^aJ^^h^uld
— 33° VICTORIA 23rd APRIL. 63
be to see them carried into effect, the present financial position of the Colony
does not permit me to do what I should otherwise desire to accomplish. But
if there should be improvement in the Revenue, with economy in the Expenditure under the Appropriation Act, I hope to be able to liquidate the arrears
due to the Common School Teachers in Vancouver Island for 1867 and 1868,
in accordance with your Resolution requesting me to do so. And other matters
may be provided for in the financial arrangments for the ensuing year.
I trust that when I shall have the pleasure of meeting the Council at the
next Session, it may be under circumstances affording renewed hope and restored confidence in the future fortunes of British Columbia.
I now prorogue your Honourable Council, and the same is hereby prorogued
accordingly.
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Jf %| Jhc|k-5 APPENDIX.
SESSIONAL   PAPERS.

No. 1.
PROPOSED TERMS OP CONFEDERATION WITH THE DOMINION
OF CANADA,
ARRANGED BY THE GOVERNOR OE BRITISH COLUMBIA IN COUNCIL.
Resolved, That it is expedient that the Colony of British Columbia should
be Confederated with Canada, on the following Terms and Conditions, that is
to say:—
1. Canada shall be liable for the Debts and Liabilities of BritishAlumbia existing
at the time of Union. °
2. The population of British Columbia shall, for the purpose of financial arrangements, be estimated at 120,000. British Columbia not having incurred debts equal
to those of other Provinces now constituting the Dominion, shall be entitled to receive, by half-yearly payments in advance from the General Government, Interest
at the rate of 5 per centum per annum on the difference between the actual amount
of its indebtedness at the date of Union and the proportion of the Public. Debt of
Canada for 120,000 of the population of Canada at the time of Union.
3. The following sums shall be annually paid by Canada to British Columbia, for
the support of the Local Government and Legislature, to wit:—
An Annual Grant of $35,000, and a further sum equal to 80 events a head per annum of the population of British Columbia, being estimated as aforesaid at 120,000,
such grant equal to 80 cents a head to be augmented according to the increase of
population, when such may be shewn, until the population amounts to 400,000, at
which rate such grant shall thereafter remain.
4. The Dominion shall guarantee interest at the rate of 5 per centum per annum
on such sum, not exceeding £100,000, as may be required for the construction of a
first class Graving Dock at Esquimalt.
5. In addition to other provisions of this Resolution, Canada shall assume and
defray the charges of the following Services?
a. Salary and Allowances of the Lieutenant Governor;
b. Salaries and Allowances of the Judges and Officers of the Supreme Court, and
of the County Courts;
c. The charges in respect to the Department of Customs.^
d. The Postal Department;
e. Lighthouses, Buoys, Beacons, and Lightships, and such further charges as may
be incident to and connected with the services which by the | British North America
Act, 1867," appertain to the General Government, and as are or may be allowed to
the other Provinces.
6. Suitable Pensions, such as shall be approved of by Her Majesty's.Government,
shall be provided by the Government of the Dominion for those of Her Majesty's
Servants in the Colony, whose position and emoluments derived therefrom would
be affected by political changes on the admission of this Colony into the Dominion
of Canada.
7. The Dominion Government shall supply an efficient and regular fortnightly
Steam Communication between. Victoria and San Francisco by Steamers adapted
and giving facilities for the conveyance of passengers and cargo.
8. Inasmuch as no real Union can subsist between this Colony and Canada without the speedy establishment of communication across the Rocky Mountains by
Coach Road and Railway, the Dominion shall, within three years from the date of
Union, construct and open for traffic such Coach Road from some point on the line
of the Main Trunk Road of this Colony to Fort Garry, of similar character to the
said Main Trunk Road; and shall further engage to use all means in her power to
complete such Railway communication at the earliest practicable date; and that
Surveys to determine the proper line for sucl} Railway shall be at once commenced;
-and that a sum of not less than One Million Dollars shall be expended in every year, SESSIONAL PAPERS.
from and after Three years from the date of Union, in actually constructing the initial sections of such Railway from the Seaboard of British Columbia, to connect
with the Railway system of Canada.
9. The Dominion shall erect and maintain, at Victoria, a Marine Hospital, and a
Lunatic Asylum, either attached to the Hospital, or separate, as may be considered
most convenient. ...
The Dominion shall also erect and [liamtain a Penitentiary, or other principal
Prison, at such place in the Colony as she may consider most suitable for that
purpose.
10. Efficient Coast Mail Steam Service, in connection with the Post Office, shall
be established and maintained by the Government of the Dominion, between Victoria
• and New Westminster,,Nanaimo, and such other places as may require such services.
11. Whatever encouragement, advantages, and protection are aigfrded by the
Dominion* &^Ai£rat to the Fisheries of any" or its Provinces," shall b^ extended in
similar proportion to British Columbia, according to its requirements for the time
being.
12. British Columbia shall participate, in fair proportion, in any measures which
may be adopted, and Funds which may be appropriated by the Dominion, for the
encouragement of Immigration.
13..British Columbia shall be entitled to be represented in the.Senate by Four
Members, and by Eighin&embe'f s in the House oruommons, until tne year Iff , and
thereafter the representation in the Sena*te and the House of Commons shall be increased subject to the provisions of the " British North America Act. 1867."
14. TheUi^Sfr shall take effect on such day as Her Majesty by Ofaer in Council
(on an Address to that effect, in terms of the 146th Section of /The British North
America Act, 1867,") may direct; and British Columbia may, in such Address,
. specify the Districts, Counties, or Divisions,- if any, for which any of the Four
Silfetors to whom the" Colony shall be entitled snaH be named—the Electoral DiSr
tricts?f8¥^hich—aWd the time within which the"'"first Election of Members to serve
in the House of Commons shall take place.   ,
WlR Th^JG§w6itution of the Executive' authority and of the Legislature of British
Columbia shall, subject to the provisions of "The British North Amerftfa Act, 1867,"
continue as existing at the time of Union, until altelfed under the authoraty of the
'•8SidA^.fi
16. The provisions in "The British North America Act, 1867," shall (except raose
pa&ts thereof which are in terms made, or by reasonable intendment m&y be'^field
to be sp#§?ally applicable to and only affect one andlriot the whole of the Provinces
* fi'ow COTffprising the Dominion, and except so far as the same may be varied by this
Resolution) b3'3pplicable to British Columbia in the same way and to the like ex-.
tern &$ they apply to the other Provinces of the Dominion, and as if the Colony of
British Cplumbiarhad been one of the Provinces originally united by the ffidlk
With reference to Defences:—
a. That it shall be an understanding with the Dominion, that their influence will
be used to the fullest extent to procure the continued maintenance of the Naval
3 Station at Esqufflfflffc. t
b. Encouragement to be given to develop tife efficiency and -&f ganijiation of the
VSftifitSe/1 Fotf£§ flf'British '©blaiitiia.
No. 2.
the i^W¥fow6¥ ALBXANT^^I'- WxTkfktfi
&t33?e ??$$8n of the undersigned, Alexander Watson, Treasurer of the late Colony
of Vancouver Island,
. Humbly SHEwfeBHi:—-
of
p©r annum.
aiW?tQOWfe€|»ffii6 appWntmeilff«f Treasurer of tie Colony 6^VdSft5SsVa?R&nd tfcft?eiho
luments appertaining^ which were Five Hund¥M Pounds jl^&fifHim -
That, th^ffeppdififtffent \vks subsequently eonfirfliea:by RoW-Wdittife -dated the 28th
da^ of Api31J A. D. 1862 pfi
^.^l^?111* JfiPft™*7 continued to perform the duties of the office, &ttd in ad^tion he
di^harged the duti^jCgratuitou§fy) of Commi&sary to the Troo^ationed^i^i^ Jtian
a^Dd^Lna Collect0r'f<5f Revenue for the City of Victoria, unfeil th^20?h oJFNovemBer
1866£frherf ybur petiftOfffer received & 0&6tlar ^Jin the Governor of Briti* Coitffiftria
mf^lighM^atin c^sequ*ice of the p&isage oPAn Act of the'TiMr&l Pikfa&ent
noting^C&^Mes of V^feWver Islabfl-ffid British OolumBia, his office Wf^Mifehed
anfl at.tnS g&me tralS reqtreatttf^our petitioned t6 cohtinufc his &M "
vicesy SESSIONAL PAPERS. m
That, on the 6th March, 1867, your petitioner received a.further^Qmroanication from
the Governor of Bluish Colombia, informing him that, .although under .thj&Local Laws
of Vancouy^ Jglftnd the neejiS&ty existed for the conftmance of the appointment of
Measurer, under the "Officers' Enabling Ordinance" of British Columbia the necessity
for the continuance of the office no longer existed, and that your Honourable H&ise had
§xpressed a desire that the appointment be abolished; &•
That, on the 30th day of 3Iarch, 1887, your petitioner receiwed.a.despatchfrQm Governor
Seymour offe^pg to bring to the notice of the Secretary of State his claims for other employment, provided that your petitioner accepted six months' leave of absence oh full
pay, with a free passage for himself and family to England, and at the same time greatly
regretting that the financial condition of the Colony left His .Excellency but little hope
of being able to offer your petitioner suitable employment wifehdn it;
That, your petitioner accepted the Governor's proposition^ bloving it to be papt of the
scheme which His Excellency had laid before your Honourable House, nam^iy^'that he
intended to recommend to the Secretary of State the removal of officers whose ^services
were not required under union, to other Colonies,— a so-heme^which several subordinate
officers had been enabled to avail themselves of, whilst your pe&tiSaer was detaiued j&j&he
Colony, under disadvantageous circumstances, for the convenience of the G£y§©*i£$j$
of British Columbia; ] ydllvfc
That, having thus, at the suggestion of the Governor of British Columbia,^uunendered
his position in the Colony, a^d removed his family to Euglaiad at the coSt of'gj£&fei|>§€r
sonal sacrifice and pecuniary loss, and finding that the Secretary of St^te was igj&>l®nt
of his claims for other employment, your petitioner was throw on/Jft&^orldjhi £§&rofe
.of other employment, at a pgriod of life and under circumsi^^fifeSvMeh r^W^dji^j
prospects of success vegy problematical;
That, your petitioner having discovered that miswprehension esisi^d at.jfeke C.cjpnial
Office in respect of his position and clairns, an^bin order to relieve Her Majesty s Government from-any responsibility wiiich^aight ari§Q through the tardy action of the authorities in the Colony, your petitioner offered to return to the Colony, at his own expense,
and assume any position not inferior in -ranfe-and emolument to that which he had held
under the late Government of Vancouver Islan<L which offer was declined by the Secretary
of State;
That, your petitioner, still anxious to make^his^hoji^J^thB, Colony, and having the
assurance of the authorities of The Colonial Office that hrS acceptance of temporary employment wpuld not praiu(h£kT his positkm jQr claims .as an. Offiger^of ti^ Crown,
accepted a temporary situation in4hi?rCountry;
That., in addition to the.inconvenience^nd apxiety con sequent .upon the.loss ofpn income of Six: Hundred Pounds per^annu^m, your petitioner ha§ suffered K§§fifijSi;y loss
through the operation.of the Act of Union/amounting to Five Hundred Pounds;
That, in consequence of the acfi6h of your Honourable House during the^Session of
1867, in waiving^xhe audit of the ^^Sii^'ifccouiK^Sf the late Colony for the year 1866,4a|
the suggestion of the Government (Hon. Mr. Birch) tjie bonds for Four Thon^Sritf^flg&s
sterang which your p^Stitioiiter entered iffto'wim the* late Government of Vafffdb"q.vjer*5ge
land are still iindischkrgp(L .and your petitioner, in common with the lifther accounting
officers, thereby pl.a&e,ci at gr§at d!S&dvianta|^! in s'e&king other employment;
That, your petra6ner submits the basis of his claims against the estate of the late Colony of Vancouver Island, as follows:—-
1. Four Hundred Poukas per annum, authorized under the Civil List Act of 1860, Still
unrepealed, and declared to be in force until repealed, according to the Imperii Act of Union.
2. One Hundred Pbunus per annum out &f the proceeds of the Saje^ of Crown Lands,
fBaS pledged in tne Governor's Despatch of 28th December, 1861.
3. One Hundred Pounds per annum, being increase of pay allowed by the Secretary
of State in the year 1863, and whSWr appertained to the office until the date of
Union.
That, with respect to the first named authority, as His Excellency Governor Kennedy
was pleased to express doubts regarding thejjermanent character of the Act referred to,
your petitioner desires to submit his own knowledge of SfiWiistofry of this enactment.
On the 1st day of March, 1860, His Excellency Governor Douglas in his swech on
the opening of -like Legislature, promised to recommend that the entire^eveitfae
of the Colony of Vancouver Island should be placed at the disposal of the Legislature, in^etapi for a fixed Civil List of £3,200;
An Act was accordingly passed by the-Legislature, and assented tojjp the 28th day
of August, 1860, authorizsng the Treasurer, from the date of the p&page of the Act,
to pay the Salaries mentioned in the Schedule, as-follows, namely^—
Governor '..••  £800 per annum.
, Chief Justice      800       „
Colonial Secretary      500       „
Treasurer  ........   400     ' „
Surveyor General      400       „
Attorney General     300      ' „
Total £3,200
Referring to the Annual Estimates, it appears that the entire Revenue of the Colony
f including the Crown Rey^ue)r&as, regularly placed at the disposal of the Legislature, and appropriated to the General purposes of th govern nffiat during the
years I860 1861, 1862,1863, and 1804, in accordance with a provision in the Act IV.
SESSIONAL PAPERS,
referred to; and during those years the Colonial Auditor appears to have regarded
this Act as a permanent Authority for the payment of the Salaries named therein.
Your petitioner cannot find that the permanent character of this Act was ever
called in question, either by the Legislature or the Executive, between the years
1860 to 1863.    In 1864, however, Governor Kennedy having discovered, from a
Statement compiled by the Auditor General, that there was a balance in favour
of the Crown, under the then existing arrangement, amounting to $34,321,25,
withdrew the Crown Revenues from the disposal of the Legislature;
At this time, the Treasurer was informed that the Secretary of State could not any
longer authorize his Salary to be charged against the Crown Fund, giving as a
reason the insufficiency of that Fund to meet more than the Salaries (increased)
of the Governor and Colonial Secretary;
Notwithstanding this  announcement,  the Salary of the Private Secretary (Mr.
Wakeford) was shortly thereafter made a charge on the Crown Fund, and was
accordingly paid thereout, to the manifest injury of the rights'previously acquired by the Treasurer.
That, as the Crown Revenue of Vancouver Island was pledged to the office of Treasurer at the date when your petitioner accepted the appointment, and as your petitioner
still holds the Royal Warrant authorizsng him to receive all the Rights, Profits, Privileges, and Advantages belonging or appertaining to the office, the "Officers' Enabling
Ordinance" of British Columbia cannot righteously deprive him of those emoluments.
Wherefore, your petitioner humbly prays that it may please your Honourable House
to take into consideration his claims for compensation against the Estate of the late Colony of Vancouver Island, and to order such steps as may be deemed expedient to discharge your petitioner from his intromissions as Treasurer of the late Colony.
And your petitioner will ever pray, &c.
(Signed)       ALEXANDER WATSON,
Treasurer of the late Colony of Vancouver Island.
Jjia
No. 3.
ENCLOSURE No. 1, IN MESSAGE No. 5.
RETURN TO A RESOLUTION ON THE SUBJECT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
1. No special provision has yet been found possible for the examination of Public
School Teachers as to efficiency or character.
2. No provision has yet been made for the visitation and inspection of Common Schools,
there being no provision in the Ordinance for the appointment, or remuneration of an
Inspector or Inspectors.
.   3. Returns of the Revenue and Expenditure of each year are required of each Local
Board by the Government.
4. No Regulations have been made for the management of Schools, other than that of
the Local Boards under the Ordinance, which however possess full powers.
5. Local Bpards are elected under Section V. of the "Common School Ordinance "
6. An annual Report is required by the Government of all Local Boards.
The Ordinance has not yet received Her Majesty's assent, and will probably be found
to require amendment.
(Signed) PHILIP J. HANKIN,
12th March, 1870. Colonial Secretary.
No. 4.
ENCLOSURE No. 2, IN MESSAGE No. 5.
RETURN OF THE REVENUE COLLECTED JN THE LILLOOET DISTRICT
For the Year 1869. '
Roads' Tolls  $18,580 17
Excise Duties        519 qo
Land Sales        jgy QO
Land Revenue   142 00
5ents • """I"!!!"-."!"      10 00
Jbree Miners Certificates  349 00
Mining Receipts General         " 247 50
Licenses.              S^S 2,160 00
J?mes, forfeitures, and Fees   247 48
Sale of Government Property  159 19
Treasury, British Columbia.
March 10th. 1870.
(Signed)
.$22,583 27
JOHN GRAHAM,
In Charge. SESSIONAL PAPERS.
No. 5.
ENCLOSURE No. 3, IN MESSAGE No. 5.
EXPORTS FROM THE COLONY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
During the Tear 1869.
COUNTRY TO WHICH EXPORTED.
Value of Domesticl
Produce or      j
Manufacture.
Value of Foreign
Produce or
Manufacture.
$ 192,710.
7,243
35,911
6,689
11,193
28,373
19,708   •"
619
43,144'
. J12,228
293,750
$ 12,250
British Possessions :—
 : 831 *'o c;:    ■
Foreign Countries :—
Chili	
1 000
io fl£oJi  .1 .V
5,594
United States of America	
48,791
Bonded Goods shipped as Stores in Sea-going Ships	
65-1,568
i
67,635.
4,105
Bonded Goods delivered free of duty to Her Majesty's Ships   	
26,381
Total.... $
651,568
98,121
SUMMARY OF ARTICLES EXPORTED IN THE YEAR 1869.
domestic produce or manufacture,
Article.
Ale	
Bricks 	
Castings  	
Cranberries ...:.
Coals   	
Fish	
Fish Oil	
Furs and Hides
Lime	
Lumber	
Potatoes   	
Tallow 	
Wool	
Total $
Value.
$
60
759
2,552
0.790
9,820
4,603
9,878
3,682
1,301
2,454
129
610
4,930
651,568
FOREIGN PRODUCE OR MANUFACTURE.
\j Ca \J\
Article.
Ale .......
Bottles, empty	
Cigars   '.	
Dry Goods   	
Flour 	
Fruit	
Groceries	
Household Goods 	
Iron 	
Junk	
Live Stock 	
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Molasses 	
Paints   	
Salt  	
Soap  -	
Sugar    r?::z:i;:.-&i::.'"t-f! •.•.♦.•
Spirits (£&.£
Tobacco    • •-•?••.•.•	
Tea   ...;. '.	
Wines   	
Government Stores	
Total $
Value.
3,901
630
6,266
7,108
550
137
100
2,476
4,670
502
292
10,714
286
400
11,370
.450
3,554
8,850
200
183
1,496
3,500
67,635
BONDED GOODS SHIPPED AS STORES IN SEA-GOINGJSHIPS, DURING THE YEAR 1869,
HER MAJESTY S SHIPS.
Article.
Quantity.
Ale and Porter 1318 doz.. 9hhd, 6
Butter...
Cigars...
Coffee...
Flour ...
Groceries!
Oatmeal
Rice	
Soap	
Sugar ...
Spirits ..
[bbls.
4 firkius
500
7 bags
2,002 barrels
79packages
3,403 lbs.
1 barrel, 9 mats
41,439 lbs.
8 puns., 5 qresk
Tea 1128 chts.   [194cs,
3 cases
Tobacco
Wines ...
9 qr. csks., 109 cs.
Total |j
Value.
$ 1,266
200
30
200
12,012
559
272
42
1,223
3:87,5
3,443
1,39'6
_15'p-
<31,<70j3
20,381
MERCHANT VESSELSi
Article.
Quantity.
Ale and Porter  12 cases
Butter	
Cigars j	
Coffee i	
[Jd iour .{.	
Groceries	
(Miscellaneous...
Pork^nd'Beef.i,
Sugar .......'•whj
Spirits	
Tea '....'.
Tobacco 	
Wines	
14 firkins
1.6,850
7 sacks•
18 barrels
23 cases
pjpacJ^gflSj]
10 barrels
Jl^egs
4 chests'
4 boxes
41 cases
Value.
t      120
204
1,027
173
108
172
40.
178
185
1,281
80
68
469
XOTAl
$
4,105
-Gustom House, Victoria,
3rd March, 1870.
(Signed)       W. HAMLET. ^^n
♦vi.
5#ESS1@^L >K)liSBSRB-
IHOTiOa^ffiKB .OSi). 4, JN MESSAGEjNo. 5.
EETUEN shewing the amoufliof the.E&BLIC DE^T of the COLONY OF BRITISH
COLUMBIA, at 1st JANUARY, 1870, after deducting SINKING FUND INVEST-
^M^fg^, -alsort-he^^nt of FLOATING DEBT atsame date.
Loan of 1862 L...
Do.       1863....,...,
ri864	
V. I. Loan of 1862,
Amount
of
Loans.
Do.
.«..•»«
Deduct Investments      	
Netamdunt of debt still due
242,500
242,500
485,000
194,000
1,164,000
346,820
$817,180
,-S.ums
Invested,
165,982
' 67,907
"5'4;i75
'58f,"75'6
346,820
Balance-
still to be
Invested-.-
76,'51'8
174,593
430,'8'25
135,244
"817,820
Rate
of
Interest:
'6  H cent, per
[annum.
"Do."
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
-Rate
of
Sinking  Fund
4^ cent, half-
'.'.'(jmh'-
2 <$ cent. TXgj*
1$ Dp. ...Do..
2      Do.     Do.
When
Repayable,
1st Jan.,   1873.
1st July, 1883.
1st April,  1894.
15th Jan., 1883.
th aboo
^AucHirOjffke,
VMx^Amyimo.
The Floating Debt amounts to $319,019.
(Signed)       EOBEET KEE,
Auditor General.
No. 7.
ENCLOSURE IN MESSAGE No. 8.
BEIUEN TO..A RESOLUTION ON EOAD TAXES,
^.^The-amount of Eoad Tax assessed in 1869, in each'Eoad District in the Electoral
District Victoh^No. 2.
2. The amount of Eoad Tax assessed for Land in each of said Eoad Districts in 1869.
• 3. The.amount .of Eoad. Tax assessed against Persons -in 1869, excluding Land  Eoad
Tax, in each of-the-sai4 Eoad Districts.
HI
	
Lake and Saanich Road District •.-.	
Victoria Road--District .......tm:.	
E&tj&imalt and Metchosin Road* District
E3$j%imalt Town- Road- district	
881       wmk. Sis
Total Amount
Assessed.
$1,454 34
1,334 90
1,179 70
188 98
$4,157 92
• Assessed
Against Land.
$1,408 34
1,204 90
1,121 70
82 98
$3,817 92
••Assessed
against Persons.
$46 00
130 00
58 00
106 00
$340 00
$4,157 92
4. flie amount of Land Eoad Tax for 1869, collec$§d up to 31st December, 1869, in and
for each said Eoad District.
5. The amount of per capita or personal Eoad Tax for 1869, excluding Eoad Tax collected in each said Eoad District.
6. The amount of .EoacLT^xlunpaid on December 31st, 1869, in each said Eoad District, showing total arrears for land, and tojtal arrears for persons, exclusive of lapd.
Lake and Saanich Jtoad~THstrict 	
Victoria Road District	
Esquimau and Metchosin Road District
Esquimalt Town Road District	
Total Amount
Assessed.
Land.
1,408 34
1,204 90
1,121 70
82 98
3,817 92
Persons
46 00
130 00
58 00
106 00
340 00
$4,157 92
Total Amount
Collected.
Land.
1,049 66
670 42
722 34
20 30
2,462 72
Persons.
Still Due,
31st December, 1869
Land
18 00
110 00
24 00
58 00
210 00
$2,672 72
358 68
534 48
399 36
62 68
Persons
28 00
20 00
34 00
48 00
1,355 20 |  130 00
$1,485 20
$4,157 92
Since Collected        $§76 2* \
SESSIONAL PAEEEEfe
Vttta
7. The names of the Collector or Collectors of Eoad Tax in and for each Eoad District.
Esquimalt Town Eoad District,
Esquimalt and Metchosin Eoad District,
Victoria Eoad District,
Lake and Saanich Eoad District,
E. Mallandaine.
8. The amount of Eoad Tax collected by* e$W£fr Ccfll8<&flS$£a
jTotal Amount by B. Mallandaine  $2,672 72.
9. The amount f&ken. from Eoad Tax- Fund- and -expended- in 1869 ineacBf-Ebak District, and how, wheM, and by. whom- expended-.	
a „ <. - •>•?.*
10. Whether the expenditure on the Eoads-nr each Eoad District in Victoria District
No. 2, w.as made wholly from the Eoad Tax Fund or not; and if not, what amounts were
expended in each of the said Eoad Districts out of the General Eevenue, and where in
each said Eoad District.
.Yak           .V*
Amount Expended
in District.
Amount of Road
Tax Collected.
• Name of Snperii^endew.^-
Cowichan District	
$1,162 31
..239 00
.1,196 24
2-, 5-47 23
.  ..  .235 50
7 00
364 19
1,3813.38
832 92
1,114 00
$i;oot 40
289 00
r,05!T 66
89 02
184 74
780 42
448 58
MVM. Titus, Foreman, under superintendence of J. Morley, J. P.
J.- Mc-Nish, Contractor, under superintend-
. .ence.of W-.R. Spalding, J. P.
M. M. Titus, Foreman, under superintend
Saanich District	
ence of W. R. Spalding, J. P.
MVM. Titus, Foreman.
Salt Spring Island Dis&ict
Messrs. Booth & Mitchell, Contractors, under superintendence of M. M. Titus.
J. C. Nicholson, cutting.aut trail.
J. C. Nicholson, Foreman.
Do.             Do.
Do;          ||S^
M."M. TiftiS, FbremanY*-,
1JO.'        OT (h&fZQA.' -r»        j
11. Number of pferfebns resirKnlriii e^cn said Eo'aa Mstrict in 1869, liable for Eoad
Taxes.
Lake and Saanich
Road District.
Victoria Road District.
Esquimalt and Metchosin
"^Koad District.
Esquimalt Town
Road District.
23 persons.
65 persons.
29 persons.
53 persons.
12. Number of persons resident out of the Colony liable under "Eoad Ordinance, 1869,'
for Eoad Taxes in respect to land in each orin some of said Eoad Districts.
Lake and Saanich
Road District.
11.persons,
Bfrjs "
novJ
Victoria Road District.
21 persons.
Esquimalt and Metchosin
Road District.
20 persons.
Esquimalt Town
Rx>ad DisxMCt?
7 persons;
»_.-     WUVI     «J-
(Signed)      £Hli<JJ? J. HANKIN,
Colonial Secretary. r-. •
SESSIONAL PAPEES.
No. 8.   .
.ENCLOSUEES IN MESSAGE No. 8.
Wa^p alia                            .            Ji^ ^
EETUEN of the number of PEE-EMPTION CLAIMS  taken up during the Years
1868 and 1869.
BRITISH .COLUMBIA  (MAINLAND.) Kt|
District..-? S\      fC ] t^                                   1868. 1869.
New Westminster     26 65
Yale, Lytton, and Hope  142 41
Liltooet ..y.^.flp.-*;.........•...<„     52 No returns reed.
Cariboo .... P  No returns received.
Columbia Eiver      3 nil.
SotetiM $tiQioffl■&& feiP v
id e%OJ^^afi^j0^ VANCOUVER ISLAND,
Dstrict.                                                                                        1868. 1869.
Victoria,.,,..,,.. J.!'.     nil. nil.
Esquimalt :.':J.{°.'.  !    2 nil.
Metchosin       2 8
.Sooke       4 2
Tjake ..'.'.. I  ;    2 2
-hnoijiHighland ..... : >   .nil.     h  1
North Saanich I  ;    4 6
^tmth Saanich ....;.^IIT.;...-. :.\        1  1
Cowici-fSn ...:.:ll^?^^?l....l     nil. 2
Quamichan. '.;......"..^ '.  ;    5 2
Shawnigan  :  !    6 5
iiuiiSomenos  i    3 2
Comiaken .. ^.fvV ;  j    1      3
Chemainus ......       4 nil.
Salt Spring Island       7 3
Mountain    ...2  3
Cedar     nil. nil.
Cranberry i       1 l
Comox    ,       5 6
Moresby Island    V.'    nil. 3
Gabriola  e, %       1 nil.
Thetis    nilt i
,„ I (Signed)        i    JOSEPH W, TEUTCH.
Ldmsand Works* Office, Dm
Victoria, 18th March. 1870.
»   .';■■■   "    ;
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No. 9.
PETITION AGAINST "THE LAND EEGISTEY OEDINANCE, 1870."
",6081. :-:<lL;<";;ij.s'j< )• imam, ■■■■',.      cfaif "^nofoO Qui IO. JJTQ d
To the Honourable the Legislative Council of British Columbia.
The humble Petition of the undersigned Property Holders in the said Colony,
Sheweth :—
That whilst your petitioners would advocate the Assimilation of the Laws relating to
the Eegistratiap-.of Titles of Land, and the adoption of an uniform s^te^of Ee-K
1«H.'• • ^eSr^TrV°b! tyled "The Land **S*try Ordinance, lSTO^and
consider it is^nof ^dgsable th^the Titles to Property should Be liable to be defeated or
injuriously affected by the caprice] neglect, errors, or fraud of any Official     aetcat0aor
a SESSIONAL PAPERS.
IX.
Your Petitioners are of opinion that a Registration Law which would give to a registered document priority over all unregistered documents, and also over all documents
registered subsequently thereto, would if proper indices were kept (so that reference might
be had at a glance to all Registered Documents affecting any particular land) be simple
in operation and would afford every protection that is required.
Your Petitioners submit that it the principles enunciated in the Bill are adopted by
your Honourable Body2 provision should be made whereby persons who shall sustain loss
by reason of the caprice, neglect, error, or fraud of any Eegistrar, Deputy Eegistrar, or
other Official, shall be indemnified by the Government.
&nd Your Petitioners will ever pray, &c, &c.
(Signed) James Douglas,
For Bank of B.N. A.,
Robert Burrell, Int. Manager,
Wm. C. Ward, Manager, Bank B. C.
Rodk. Finlavson,
W. F. Tolmie,
Puget Sound Agricultural Co.,
by W. P. Tolmie,
Alex. Munro,
Hudson Bay Company,
by W. P. Tolmie,
L. Lowenberg, Land Agent,
Wells, Fargo & Co.,
F. Garesche, Agent,
Robert Burnaby, Land Agent,
Per pro Anderson & Co.,
Matthew T. Johnston,
Per pro J. J. Southgate,
Robert Burrell,
Alex. Munro,
Per pro F. W. Wood,
W. C. Ward,
J. F. McCreight,
Eobert Bishop,
W. J. Macdonald,
A. Eocke Eobertson,
Eobt. E. Jackson.
No. 10.
ENCLOSURE IN MESSAGE No. 15.
RETURN showing the TOTAL COST of the ESTABLISHMENT and MAINTENANCE of the ASSAY OFFICE and COINING APPARATUS at New Westminster and Cariboo, from its commencement to the 31st December, 1869.
Assay Office, New Westminster.
Preliminary Expenses in Englan 1 :n 1859  §10,438 08
Salaries from 1860 to 1869      512,618 19
Chemicals, &c,        do     13,369 48
Cost of Buildings         6,456 36
Coining Apparatus.
Cost of Buildings and Coining Apparatus        8,966 62
Cariboo. ' EHii r-oi
Cost of establishing and maintenance, including purchase of Lot and Building      <,312 97
Audit Office, - (Signed)       ROBERT KER,
April 6th, 1870. Auditor General.
No. 11,
ENCLOSURE IN MESSAGE No. 17.
RETURN OF SCHOOLS IN  EXISTENCE UNDER THE g COMMON SCHOOLS
ORDINANCE\ 1869," DURING THAT YEAR.
School District.
Victoria City-
Victoria District
Craigflower
Lake
Cedar Hill
Saanich
Nanaimo
New Westminster
Sapperton
Langley
Yale
Lytton
Names
of
Teachers,
Salary per annum.
John Jessop
W. H. Burr
W. Fisher
W. Harrison
C. McKenzie
G. Butler &
C. Bryant'
H. Burr
Mrs. Moresby
J. Kennedy
Miss Nagle
Mrs. Curtis
wi
fe
Government
I      Grant.
iAt the rate of
$500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
400
500
500
500
Local Aid-
13th April, 1870.
mi.
mi.
mi.
No Return.
$ 60
150
mi.
No Return.
Fees.
No Return.
Nil.
$120
Expenditure
on each
School from
Government
Grant, 1869,
$1,540
430
374
125
250
422
715
380
536
427
Nil.
Revenueaod
A
verage
Expenditure
number of
of Local
PUP
Is during
Boards.
the year.
■
70|
S ©
49
r—1
26
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"rt   ©
No
Return.
0 -+-*
25
O   ^
O _g>
18
O »"
,+a
31
c3   ©     •
23
0       tJ
16
13
M a> ©
No
Return.
24
(Signed)       PHILIP J. HANKIN,
Colonial Secretary.  1
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si
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ri     ,^%v    las
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victoria:
printed at the government printing office. COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
A.
ABSTRACT of the probable REVENUE of tbe Colonial Government of
British Columbia, for the Tear 1870, showing also the Revenue received under
the similar heads in the Year 1868, being the Year previous to that in which the
Estimates .are prepared.
Customs	
Port and Harbour Dues	
Roads'Tolls	
Excise Duties	
Land Sales I ......
LandEevenue	
Kents, exclusive of Land	
Free Miners' Certificates	
Mining Eeeeipts, General .,	
Licences	
Postage	
Pines, Forfeitures, and Fees of Court	
Fees of Office	
Sale of Government Property I
Reimbursement in aid of Expenses incurred ...
Miscellaneous Receipts	
Arrears, Eeal Estate Tax, Vancouver Island...
Eoad Tax	
Totai $
Estimate
for
1870.
$ 350,000
50,000
3,500
6,000
4,000
1,500
11,000
12,500
40,000
13,000
5,000
6,050
1,500
19,200
500
8,000
G.000
537.750
Revenue
of
1868.
$381,475
67,825
5,048
5,564
6,156
2,163
11,535
15,756
45,589
12,789
4,732
3,179
2,535
16,696
598
3,970
Revenue of
1869.
(Approximate.)
585,610
$353,000
46,500
3,000
1,200
4,000
1,500
10,500
11,500
40,000
12,500
5,000
3,500
2,300
18,000
900
300
' 4,800
513,500
—
—
— COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BEITISH COLUMBIA
REVENUE DETAILED.
Customs.
Import Duties $339,100 00
Pees        300 00
Fines and Seizures        100 00
Port and Harbour Dues.
Harbour Dues  8,000    00
Head Money  —
Tonnage Dues  —
Inland and Coasting Navigation Licences  2,500.   00
Roads' Tolls	
Excise Duties	
Land Sales	
Land Revenue	
Rent of Land     3,900    00
Pre-emption Fees, &c        100    00
Rents (exclusive oe Land).
Ferry Tolls, &c	
Free Miner's Certificates	
Mining Receipts, G-eneral	
Licences.
Spirit  25,000    00
Trading  15,000    00
Postage,
Private Letters ♦...
Fines, Forfeitures, and Fees of Court.
Supreme Court  800 00
Bankruptcy Court  200 00
Police and County Courts  4,000 00
Fees of Office.
Land Registry Fees     2,000    00
Assay Fees | :     4>000    00
Registration of Joint Stock Companies  50   00
Sale of G-overnment Property.
Unserviceable Stores	
Building Materials	
Provisions i * •
Reimbursements in aid of Expenses incurred by G-overnment.
Steamer Sir James Douglas  13,200   00
Her Majesty's Government for Mails     6,000    00
Miscellaneous Receipts.
Over-payments, &c, recovered I g	
Arrears Vancouver Island Real Estate Tax	
Road Tax	
Total $
Estimate for
1870.
Revenue of
1868.
339,500 00
368,948 00
318 00
181  00
19,200 00
500 00
8,000 00
6,000 00
537,750 00
8,427 00
10,500
50,000
00
00
3,601
67,825
00
00
3,500
00
5,048
00
6,000
00
5,564
00
4,000
00
5,614
542
00
00
1,500
00
2,163
00
11,000
00
11,535
00
12,500
00
15,756
00
40,000
00
29,919
15,670
00
00
13,000
00
12,789
00
5,000
00
627
260
3,845
00
00
00
6,050
00
2,147
1,007
25
00
00
00
1,500
00
2,535
00
16,696 00
598 00
3,970 00
585,610 00 dr"-
COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
ABSTRACT of the SUMS REQUIRED to defray the Expenses of the Colonial
Government of British Columbia, for the Tear from 1st January to the 31st ot
December, 1870, showing also the amount actually expended in the Year previous
to that in which the Estimates are prepared, viz. 1868.
fie
Item of
Estimate.
8
1
9
2
9
3
9
4
9
5
9
6
9
7
9
8
9
9
9
10
9
11
10
12
10
13
10
14
10
15
10
16
11
17
11
18
11
19
11
20
11
21
11
'22"
11
23
11
24
Establishments
Salaries.
Fixed
Establishment.
$149,217 00
Provisional
and
Temporary
Allowances.
$1,500
Office
Contingencies.
$200 00
Pensions, Retired Allowances, and Gratuities
Revenue Services, Exclusive of Establishments
Adminictration of Justice Do.	
Ecclesiastical, Do...	
Charitable Allowances	
Education, Exclusive of Establishments	
Hospitals,  Do	
Police and Gaols,  Do	
Rent
Transport .	
Conveyance of Mails	
Works and Buildings	
Roads, Streets, and Bridges	
Miscellaneous Services ,
Interest	
Drawbacks and Refund of Duties, &c- -
Immigration  * , e I
Redemption of Bonds 	
Sinking Fund... .,..., .,
Temporary Loans <	
Home Government Account  1
Government Vessels ««...,«	
Lighthouses
Total  %
Estimate for
the
Year 1870.
150,917    00
3,031
1,000
5,000
10,500
10,000
12,000
1,000
4,660
35,600
9,000
59,300
20,970
103,440
2,100
5,000
25
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
50,197 50
19,750
10,270
513,735
00
00
75
Expenditure
of 1868.
185,656 15
7,002 02
2,653 09
6,924 62
10,850 47
10,109 51
.16,742 99
648 06
14,481 11
51,043 49
24,595 33
50,036 49
20,402 51
99,736 07
3,695
61
62,686
25
19,818
73
10,264
23
597,346
73 COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
ESTABLISHMENTS DETAILED.
CIVIL
His Excellency the Governor.
salaries. y&j, _,., „,
Sixed Establishment.
The Governor (provided for under Crown Officers* Salaries Acts).
Private Secretary . ,,  $i ak*>
Messenger    ^-.l!"!!!!!!!]!!!!!!!!!!!^.     '50o
CONTINGENCIES. 1)952
Stationery, &.c  100
Total His Excellency the Governor  $2,052
Legislative Council.
SALARIES. Pixed Establishment.
Clerk        600
Messenger   ,       200
contingencies.
Fuel, Light, &c. I        iqq
Total Legislative Council      $900
Colonial Secretary.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Colonial Secretary (provided for under Crown Officers * Salaries Act).
Assistant Colonial Secretary . $1,940
Two Clerks     2,904
Messenger        500
     5,344
Printing Bbanch.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
.    Superintendent  ,.... $1,320
Two Printers, at $960 each..;     1,920
Assistant Printer and Messenger Legislative Council       640
.^-as—    3}880
Total Colonial Secretary $ 9,224
Treasurer.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Chief Clerk  $1,900
Clerk      M52
Clerk      MOO
Total Treasurer  $4,552
Auditor General.
SALARIES. Mxed Establishment.
Auditor General • ! \  YiW
Chief Clerk . •     1?4^
Total Auditor General...  $3,877
Chief Commissioner of Lands and "Works and Surveyor General.
SALARIES. »** Establishment.
Chief Commissioner (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act).
Assistant Surveyor General and Superintendent of Lighthouses     1 224
Clerk •••••  22^
Draughtsman.  1*500
Accountant Clerk ..^.......... ..  »
Inspector of Steam.Boilers, attached to Lands and Works Department        a'Jbo
Messenger...... * • *  j .	
Total Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and Surveyor General... »•.. $7,298 COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
ESTABLISHMENTS DETAILED.
CIVIL.
Customs. _. I_ I... .     .
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Collector (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act).
Chief Clerk $1,940
Clerk    M52
Deputy Collector, Southern Boundary     1,704
1       O.UvO
Oot-door Department.
Revenue Officer  Jj^J*
Landing Waiter J  'V^t
Do.           Esquimalt  900
Two Boatmen and Watchmen, $696 each  1,392
Revenue Officer, Burrard Inlet  1,200
Landing Waiter, New Westminster  600
Constable, at Osoyoos     1,224
' J  8,724
Total Collector of Customs $13,820
Eegistrar General.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Registrar General and Postmaster General (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act).
Registrar General of Titles, Victoria   $   485
Total Registrar General  $   485
Post Office.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Postmaster, Victoria  $2 000
Clerk and Messenger, New Westminster     1*200
Total Post Office  $3,200
Total of Civil Establishments required under Votes $45 4Qg qq
His Excellency the Governor i  #2 052
Legislative Council   t \ 'goo
Colonial Secretary  g 294
Treasurer ,. .!!!.....!!.!! 4552
Auditor General  3's77
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and Surveyor General   7'298
Collector of Customs ......'"j 13'820
Registrar General j '^8k
Post Office  ZZZ^Z"^    3,200
$45,408
JUDICIAL.
Supreme Court.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Chief Justice of Supreme Court, Mainland (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act)
■Do.                  Do.          Vancouver Island                   Do.- Do
Registrar of Court, B. C  * ^ ,KO
Do., V.I       $1,452
Messenger, V.I.  ^ -"     1' 5 j||}
Total Supreme Court  $3 452 COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BBITISH COLUMBIA.
ESTABLISHMENTS DETAILED.
JUDICIAL.
Attorney Generait.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment-
Attorney General (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act).
Clerk •  §1,008
High Sheriff.
allowances.
In aid of Expenses  $X 500
Total Judicial Establishments  $5,960
Supreme Court  $3,452
Attorney General     1,008
High Sheriff „ J Ml     1,500
$5,960
POLICE, INCLUDING PRISONS AND GAOLS.
New "Westminster.
Police.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Chief Inspector of Police (provided for under Crown Officers' Salaries Act).
Two Constables . $1,277 50
Indian Messenger............        180 00
Gaol.
Warden     1,224 00
Gaoler        708 >00
Medical Officer        500 00
      S,889 50
Victoria.
Police.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Stipendiary Magistrate   -. $2,250 00
Clerk     1,200 00
Inspector of Police     1,008 00
Three Constables, at $1-75 each per diem ,     1,916 25
Gaol.
Gaoler    | ~  1,008 00
Assistant Gaoler, at $2-50 per diem  912 50
Superintendent of Convicts    1,008 00
Two Convict Guards, $638-75 each  1,277 50
Two Door Guards at $547-50 each, and one Cook $638-75  1,733 75
Medical Officer \        600 00
     12,914 00
Total Police and Gaols $16,803 50
GOLD, ASSISTANT GOLD COMM1SSIONEES, & STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATES.
Columbia and Kootenay District.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Gold Commissioner, &c $3,000
Constable •     MJJ*
Clerk and Constable, Kootenay        J»™7
Constable, Kootenay
..........,,...,......„.._...   1,404
Total Columbia and Kootenay District......... $7,512
1 a
COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
ESTABLISHMENTS DETAILED.
GOLD, ASSISTANT GOLD COMMISSIONERS, & STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATES.
Cariboo, including Quesnel.
o a t a T>rBQ Fixed Establishment.
bAJjAKlJCib. dj>o   A 0(\
Assistant Gold Commissioner, &c  1 940
Chief Constable » * 332 '  t'cma
fjlprk  >  i,»*v
n       *  m    M50
Constable j •••»  9 nifi
Two Constables at $1,008 each |     \22A
Constable at Quesnel .................. *•••"       >
Total Cariboo District  $11,970
Hope, Yale, and Lytton District.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Chief Constable, Yale  $1,104
Constable     M08
Chief Constable, Lytton ., ,     1,104
Toll Collector, Yale ,.     M04
Total Hope, Yale and Lytton District  $4,320
Lillooet, Clinton, and Soda Creek.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Assistant Gold Commissioner, &c  $2,400
Chief Constable     1,104
Constable, Postmaster and Toll Collector, Clinton...,.,...     1,104
Total Lillooet, Clinton and Soda Creek District  $4,608
Nanaimo.
SALARIES. Fixed Establishment.
Magistrate and Collector of Revenue ,  $i 704
Constable        732
Constable at Comox „..        ^32
Total Nanaimo District  $3,168
No. 1.—RECAPITULATION OE THE FOREGOING ESTABLISHMENTS.
o
fcO
ft
Salaries;
FinecP        Provisional
Establishment, L     *nd
'Temporary.
Allowances.
Civil Establishments :
Governor	
Legislative Council......	
Colonial Secretary	
Treasurer ...................	
Auditor General ,
Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works Ac
Customs......................,...»...........	
Registrar General-.^,.,,,....,.,..	
Post Office., ~~.*.*..,...,.	
Judicial Establishments :
Supreme Court , .,..,.,,	
Attorney General.. „,,,	
High Sheriff „ L ,	
Police and Gaols :
Police Establishments-	
Gold, and Assistant Gold Commissioners,
and Stipendiary Magistrates :—
Columbia and Kootenay	
Cariboo ..	
Hope, Yale and Lytton	
Lillooet and Clinton	
Nanaimo	
Crown Officers and other Salaries provided by Acts ,	
Total Establishments $'
Office Contingencies.
1,952
00
800
00
9,224
00
4,552
00
3,877
00
7,298
00
13,820
00
485
00
3,200
00
3,452
00
1,008
00
16,803
50
7,512
00
11,970
00
4,320
00
4,608
00
3,168
00
51,167
50
149,217
00
1 500
1,500
Total:
100
2,052
00
100
900
00
...
9,224
00
...
4,552
00
...
3,877
00
...
7,298
00
...
13,820
00
...
485
00
...
3,200
00
...
3,452
00
...
1,008
00
...
1,500
00
200
16,803 50
7,512
11,970
4,320
4,608
3,168
00
00
00
00
00
51,167  50
150,917  00
i —
COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA. 9
No. 2.—PENSIONS, RETIRED ALLOWANCES, AND GRATUITIES.
Retired Chief Justice D. Cameron  *0 Aok   ah
Pension to Mrs. J. D. B. Ogilvy,  ^^'^ZlZZl^.     m   00
Do.       Mrs. McLean, to 31st March [ V.IV.IV.*V. 1V.""     121   25
Total Pensions $3,031    25
No. 8.—REVENUE SERVICES (exclusive of ESTABLISHMENTS).
1'  ■*—"—~— ' ■  i-i
Travelling Expenses of Officers on duty j Arrest and Prosecution of Smugglers ,  $1,000
Total Revenue Services  $1,000
No. 4.—ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (exclusive of ESTABLISHMENTS).
Summoning Jurors and Witnesses, and other Contingencies *.  $1,200
Prosecution and Interpreters' Fees, &c      1 500
Expenses of Chief Justice and Registrar on Circuit      2,000
Expenses attending Inquests.        300
Total Administration of Justice  $5,000
No. 5.—N%L
No. 6.—CHARITABLE ALLOWANCES.
In aid of Hospitals * $10,000
In aid of destitute Poor and Sick ,        500
Total Charitable Allowances.. $10,500
No. 7. EDUCATION (exclusive of ESTABLISHMENTS).
District Schools $10,000
"No. 8.—Nil.
No. 9.—POLICE AND GAOLS (exclusive of ESTABLISHMENTS).
Keep of Prisoners, and other Police expenditure throughout the'Colony $12,000
No. 10.—RENT.
§>      50
Rent, Government House, Victoria       ' v   240
Do.   Lillooet "        35q
Do.   Nanaimo j *  3@q
Do,   Perry Creeka • j 	
Total Rent  $1,000
No. 11.—TRANSPORT.
His Excellency the Governor—Travelling Expenses on duty  $2>j>00
Treasurer—Freight upon remittances of Treasure [       10Q
Auditor General—Travelling Expenses inspecting Accounts  60
Freight upon Accounts to England..,      1 500
Actual Travelling Expenses of Officers on duty "'•      '250
Keep of Horses throughout the Colony    jg| j
Total Transport  $4,660 10
COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
No. 12.—CONVEYANCE OP MAILS.
To"and from San Francisco » » » 3 $12;000
f Do.        Victoria and New "Westminster  500
Do.         Victoria and Esquimalt *  600
Do.         Victoria, Nanaimo, and Comox, &c ,..,.,,.,,,,........  4,200
Mail Contract, Mr. Barnard  16,000
To and from Columbia and Kootenay, &c  2,000
Do.        Victoria and Saanich........ » • •••• 300
Total Conveyance of Mails $35,600
No. 13.—WORKS AND BUILDINGS.
Repairs to Buildings throughout the Colony:-—
Government Buildings, Victoria .*... $2,500
Government House, Victoria        500
Government House, New Westminster .....,., ,,...,,.,     1,250
Government Buildings, New Westminster ..,,.., ,.        500
Government Buildings, Yale  ,        200
Government Buildings, Clinton ,...,,...        100
Government Buildings, Cariboo ..,.,«.......        350
     5,400
Repairs to Buoys, Fraser River ..,,..,„.., ,.,, ,        400
Do., Victoria and Nanaimo        200
Miscellaneous Surveys throughout the Colony..,.,.-^     3,000
^otal Works and Buildings $9,000
No. 14.—ROADS, STREETS, AND BRIDGES.
Repairs to Roads and Trails throughout the Colony :—
Yale and Clinton Road    - ..../.............. .....$18,000
Clinton and Camerontown Road » • • j 15,000
Douglas and Clinton Road J  1)000
Hope-Kootenay Trail  2,500
Burrard Inlet Road  3,000
New Westminster-Yale Sleigh Road  1,650
New Westminster Roads * *         300
Lillooet-Lytton Trail ,  1,500
Cariboo District Trails ....  2,000
Esquimalt Road ,        350
Roads, Victoria District  1,500
Victoria and Metchosin Road ......  1,000
Saanich District Roads  1,500
Cowichan       Do.  1,300
Nanaimo Do.         600
Sooke Do         300
Comox Do.          300
Other Road Repairs not detailed ,  2,000
   53,800
Road Tax collected in Vancouver Island, to be spent in the various Districts in which "> ~ ~n_
the same is collected j D'&0°
Total Roads, Streets, and Bridges  $59,30o
No. 15.—MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES.
Expenses connected with Indian Tribes  $500 00
Maintenance Government House and Grounds at Victoria and New Westminster   .,  960 00
Insurance Government Buildings , j ,...,.,,...,  1 000 00
Exchange on Drafts for remittance ,,,  i 500 00
Telegrams, Cable Messages t.,.t  ^qq qq
Stationery, Fuel, &c, for all Departments    ....,.,,.,,.,....,,, ,..,,,,.»  4 000 00
Expenses connected with Assays of Minerals, &c  5 000 00
Taking charge of Government Buildings, Douglas      I  ' qq qq
Subsidy to Western Union Telegraph Co., between Victoria and Portland....',  4 500 00
Purchase of Foreign Postage Stamps.......  '250 qq
Miscellaneous Services not detailed " 1000 00
Crown Agents' Commission *■ | 'sqq 00
Aid to Pioneer Quartz Mining Co , [  kqq qq
Road Tax—Commission and Travelling Expenses folf^f '.'. 700 00
Total Miscellaneous Services , $20,970 00
No. 16.—INTEREST.
Interest on Loan of 1862 „,„      $14550
5°-     i863 -..^...^z;;zzzz;zz"":; u^o
5°-     1864  29 100
Do.     1862, V. 1     11 640
Do. Temporary Loans and Debentures , »,„ ..V.V..V.V.V..V™ 33*600
Total Interest..... $103,440
it COLONIAL ESTIMATES, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
11
No. 17.—DRAWBACKS AND REFUND OP DUTIES, &c.
Of Customs Duties
Of other Taxes
Total Drawbacks, &c,
No. 18.—IMMIGRATION.
$2,000
100
$2,100
For the purpose of I   g5 00Q
No. 19.—REDEMPTION OF BONDS.—NU.
No. 20.—SINKING FUND.
On £50,000 Loan of 1862 .. .. | *91 ft9- 0ft
£o0 OOO ififi* 3 5       *21,84D  oo
,,      X-OU,UUU ,, 1863 .. .. ., Q    HQQ      QQ
,. £100,000    I        1864. .. .. .. I ^'^ 11
,,^o,ooo   I    1862 v.i.   .. .. .. .. ;;    l?;?Jooo
Total Sinking Fund        ..     $56,19? 50
No. 21.—TEMPOEAET LOANS.—Ml.
No. 22.—Ml.
No. 23.—GOVERNMENT VESSELS.
Sir James Douglas,—Wages, Stores, Fuel, &c. .. .. .. .. $12,350
Do.                 New Boiler.. .. .. .. .. 6,500
Do.                  New Propeller .. .. .. .. 500
Dredger,—Keeper and incidental Expenses .. .. .*. .. 400
Total Government Vessels ,. $19,750
No. 24.—LIGHTHOUSES.
Fraser River Light-Ship :—
Salaries      ..                       .. .. .. .. $2,160 00
Provisioning Crew             .. .. .. .. 750 00
Stores and maintenance   .. .. .. .. 700 00
 3,610    00
Race Rocks Light -House,u—
Salaries      ..                       .. .. .. •• 1,800 00
Provisioning Light-Keepers .. .. » 1,550 00
Stores and maintenance    .. .. .. .. 550 00
Fog Bell     v.                       .. .. .. » 900 00
I 4,800    00
Fisgard Light-House 3
Salaries      ..                       .. .. - » ^0 00
Stores and maintenance   .. .. » •• 500 00
Repairs      .. .. » 1 •• 600   00
 1,860    00
Total Lighthouses .. $10,270   00
RECAPITULATION.
Provided by permanent Acts, on account of Salaries § ^,5J ™
Do. Do. Do. Pensions      2,425 00
D0 Do. Do. Interest on Loans     69,840 00
Do! Do'. Do. Sinking Fund....     50,197 50
$173,630 00
Required to be provided by Vote for contingent service of year 1870:—
H Establishments lo!S,JS 52
Services exclusive of Establishments       ____340105 75
$513,735 75
Estimated excess of Revenue over Expenditure    24,014
$537,750 00   

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